Desura came out for Linux...and suddenly I started running out of money.

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Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue May 27 2011, 9:18pm says:

This woud be perfect for the Humble Indie Bundle 3. Can you work out a Linux version so I can give you my money? Please?

+5 votes   game: Frozen Synapse
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue May 26 2011, 10:19am replied:

Yes please. I'll buy it day one if you bring this to Linux (and Desura is working on a Linux client already). :)

+1 vote   game: Frozen Synapse
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue May 4 2011, 4:24pm says:

If I owned a game development studio I would hire you on the spot.

+1 vote   media: Factum Solus: Episode Two Teaser
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Apr 2 2011, 2:00pm replied:

I agree...Breath is using UDK and the screenshot they provide is straight from Unreal Tournament 3. I'm personally hoping for Avaneya (even though I waited too long to vote) since they're going to be Linux-only anyway.

+1 vote   article: Introducing Project Bossanova, a Linux exclusive game
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 16 2011, 12:47am replied:

Whoops, wrong account. >.<

+3 votes   game: Trine
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 14 2011, 10:14pm replied:

Ah, got it. My bad. :) Yeah, I'm a C++ guy myself...Java gave me too many problems back when I first started out.

+2 votes   article: Introducing Project Bossanova, a Linux exclusive game
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 14 2011, 3:18pm replied:

jMonkey uses Java, so theoretically a single binary would run without any changes. I'm just asking if that's how it works since I don't know much about Java.

+4 votes   article: Introducing Project Bossanova, a Linux exclusive game
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 14 2011, 2:35pm replied:

Are jMonkeyEngine games cross-platform executables, or are they simply easy to compile/package for any platform?

+2 votes   article: Introducing Project Bossanova, a Linux exclusive game
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 14 2011, 2:33pm replied:

I agree. When I first heard about this a small part of me said "Yeah, we should stick it to Windows users because of all of the Windows-exclusive games that come out"...but then I realized that it's not the fault of the gamers.

+3 votes   article: Introducing Project Bossanova, a Linux exclusive game
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 10 2011, 12:19pm says:

Any chance of a Linux version?

+3 votes   game: Tesla: The Weather Man
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 10 2011, 10:11am replied:

Agreed. I would definitely buy this if it came to Linux.

+2 votes   game: Clones
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 5 2011, 4:02am says:

Absolutely fantastic. I just finished it...can't wait for the second installment.

One thing I noticed though...in the last room after you get the orange portal launcher again, if you fall down below the floor there's no way back up. I had to turn on cheats and noclip back.

+1 vote   mod: Factum Solus
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 5 2011, 12:14am replied:

Inverted controls make sense for an aircraft/spacecraft game. That's how they work in real life.

+3 votes   game: Starry
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 4 2011, 12:27am says:

I voted for FPS because while Linux may have an abundance of them, most of them are showing their age. Plus, we're getting Dilogus pretty soon.

RPGs are indeed awesome. :D

+1 vote   article: Ohso launches new Project Bossanova website.
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 4 2011, 12:24am says:

I preordered this game within an hour of the store page coming online. :D The price was a little disappointing though...I was fully prepared to pay $40-60.

+5 votes   article: Oilrush available for pre-ordering and some statistics
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Tech|Rogue Mar 4 2011, 12:22am replied:

I had a look at the DLLs and It's my guess that the UI is in Webkit. It never occurred to me that the client interface would be a problem.

0 votes   article: 80 % for a Linux client
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Mar 4 2011, 12:20am says:

Specifying game paths is probably not going to be a problem for mods...remember that we users of Linux are our own tech support. ;) For example, installing the Dark Mod for Doom3 on Linux, I simply had to run the executable with the mod's folder as an argument, like so:

/opt/Doom3/Doom3 /opt/TDM

and I was good to go. I think having easy access to command line switches (like Steam used to have) is a must.

Installing/Patching will almost definitely be the hardest, but still definitely doable...Developers who know what they're doing usually bundle libraries in with the game, sometimes even including entire managed code runtimes. Nearly every Linux game I've bought has worked without having to install additional libs, which is nice. I assume the patching works similarly to Dropbox etc, comparing a checksum of the downloaded archive to the most recent update on the server.

I really hope they don't bother with packages and such...I like all my games tucked away in /opt/{Game name}, or hopefully /opt/Desura. :) Heck, I'd be perfectly content in having to download a shortcut app for a game and set the paths and commands myself.

+1 vote   article: 80 % for a Linux client
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Feb 24 2011, 10:03pm replied:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gpl

-2 votes   engine: DarkPlaces engine
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Feb 24 2011, 10:02pm says:

Linux support == Win. Bought. :)

+1 vote   article: Steel Storm Episode II camera modes
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Feb 23 2011, 1:56am says:

I see you're using OGRE...any chance of a Linux port?

+8 votes   game: Zombie Driver
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Feb 20 2011, 5:55pm says:

Glad to hear you're supporting Linux...heard about this on RPS and it sounds great. :)

+5 votes   game: A.Typical RPG
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Feb 1 2011, 6:23pm says:

I use Windows occasionally (actually posting this from Desura), but Linux is my preferred OS. I end up using it about 80-90% of the time. The only reason I boot Windows any more is to play games I bought that don't work on Linux, but I've been buying only Linux-naitive games for the last 6 months or so.

If Desura comes to Linux I'll buy every game that gets released. :)

+10 votes  
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Dec 22 2010, 6:38pm says:

Anyone here play UT2K4 at all?

+3 votes   group: Linux Gaming Cabal
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Dec 22 2010, 6:22pm says:

Buying the second Desura comes to Linux. :)

+2 votes   game: BOH
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Sep 7 2010, 8:02pm replied:

Penumbra, Amnesia, Lugaru, UT2004, Urban Terror, Smoking guns, 0 A.D., Overgrowth, Warsow, Alien Arena, A3P, Saurbraten, Flightgear.

Those are a few. ;)

+3 votes   group: Linux Gamers
Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue Sep 7 2010, 7:16pm says:

First episode free, subsequent ones paid? Bring it on...always happy to support a Linux Dev.

+1 vote   article: Steel Storm Episode I
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