lol... I didn't mean I would pirate it, just that I wouldn't pay for something for Linux where the publisher was like, "We have a Linux version -- it's called 'good luck with Wine!'"
Originally Posted by Kivada
If I wanted to play it (like I do with Valve games) I would just get it natively on Windows.
Two good points. Carmack should know better. Wine is in no state to provide a clean, fast and reliable gaming experience. And it isn't as though people/companies haven't tried (Cross-Over/Cedega anyone?). To bring an acceptable experience in Wine (or any equivalent alternative), you would need to devote development effort because, as I am sure many here would know all too well, getting a Windows game running on Linux via wine is frustrating and often disappointing experience. I would speculate that the long term development effort to Wine as a multi-platform strategy would very quickly surpass native ports.
Originally Posted by Goodolandy