Wild thought: Could Steam the middleware Ryan was talking about, and Epic is waiting for the client of that to be released so they can release their game? Dumb idea, I know, is just taht we've pretty much covered it all... what's more what if he is doing the Steam port? There goes the dreamer again... Somebody stop me.
Last edited by Thetargos; 04-26-2008 at 10:50 AM.
Well, all I can add to this is something I found on the mailing list quite some time ago (which I kept forgetting to post) which suggests Ryan knew there were going to be issues:
edit:Subject: Re: [ut3] 64 Bit Linux Version?
From: "Ryan C. Gordon" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 04:12:12 -0400
Thomas Kowaliczek wrote:
> Will it give an 64 Bit Linux version? like ut2004 ?
No plans to do this at this time (but if I ever get a free moment, I'll
look into it...I have a feeling that a lot of middleware is going to be
problematic this time around, though).
On a side note, UT3 was what I was hoping to have fun with on Linux after I get my next PC...appears like I'll just have to keep with UT99/04
Last edited by MasterGH; 04-26-2008 at 04:30 AM.
I'm surprised the idea of a Linux port of a piece of DRM-infected software like Steam gets such an enthusiastic reaction, though I appreciate that it could encourage more developers to add Linux functionality. It's be a royal shame if it was something like that holding up UT3. I'd prefer to think they were holding it up to release it in time with the 360 or Mac port- it still not a good thing, but at least we're not bound by Steam that way.