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Hossie
October 12th, 2007, 10:27 PM
Epic relased a demo for UT3 today. Though Epic always talked about supporting every platform "we wish", the demo is windows only. Could not even install with Cedega.

If you have a minute time, please post here (http://utforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=578648) and request a demo. If we are enough, maybe they'll hear us.

Thanks!

rickyjones
October 12th, 2007, 11:06 PM
I could be wrong as I haven't played UT in a while but don't they usually release the demos to Windows only and then the final copy gets a Linux version? I could be mistaken but this is what I thought.

-Richard

Hossie
October 12th, 2007, 11:27 PM
Not really.


~ $ eix -s ut2004-demo
* games-fps/ut2004-demo
Available versions: 3334
Homepage: http://www.unrealtournament.com/
Description: Demo for the critically-acclaimed first-person shooter

Lord Illidan
October 12th, 2007, 11:31 PM
I could be wrong as I haven't played UT in a while but don't they usually release the demos to Windows only and then the final copy gets a Linux version? I could be mistaken but this is what I thought.

-Richard

No, Ut2004 had a demo..

I'll wait for a bit longer. It's illogical to assume that Epic will devote the same amount of attention to Linux as Windows, considered that most gamers use Windows, and the few who use Linux, dualboot.

Hossie
October 12th, 2007, 11:34 PM
I dont have windows. And Im happy.

n3tfury
October 13th, 2007, 12:39 AM
i have two flavors of linux and windows and i'm happy.

Polygon
October 13th, 2007, 06:30 AM
hmm strange. with ut2004 i thought id released the demo for all three systems within short time spans of each other...which what might be happening again

but they have had a habit of literally giving the game code to uhh whats his name...icculus i think to port it over to linux....so we might be waiting on him

and im not worried...my vid card cannot support unreal engine 3 anyway (pixel shader version is too low) and im sure the ati linux drivers means that i would get about like half of the performance that i would get in windows with the same video card.





EDIT; they have announced a linux demo

http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?p=25009404#post25009404


The beta demo is for Windows only. We're working on Mac OS X and Linux native versions but I don't know when the demos for those will be ready. We are not planning to support OpenGL on Windows - just on Mac and Linux.

Mazza558
October 13th, 2007, 10:50 AM
Just been playing the demo...

It seems even more fast-paced than UT2004, but I think the graphics need to be more scalable. Other than that, I'm having great fun here :)

Hossie
October 13th, 2007, 03:55 PM
Did you get in to run on Linux, or did you boot into Windows *brr*...

GhostZrydA
October 13th, 2007, 11:25 PM
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Hossie
October 13th, 2007, 11:32 PM
There is a UT3-Linux Mailing list now, with announcements of the linux builds (and a lot of spam :rolleyes:). ut3-subscribe@icculus.org

Ron Overdrive
October 14th, 2007, 04:43 AM
From what I can see the hurdle is .NET 3. You can get past the issue of IE by installing IE6 under wine, but there's still the issue with MSI 3.1. For some reason I get an error saying it can't find a volume to extract to. Figure if I can get past that I can at least get UT3 to install to futz with.

Polygon
October 14th, 2007, 06:08 AM
yep i see icculus is making the linux port. It might take a while as its literally one man...but that means that is gonna be a quality port.

i would honestly stop trying to get it to run in wine/cedega....as the engine is so new and requires so much power that it will never work and even if it does it will run like crap

derekr44
October 14th, 2007, 07:13 AM
I've already seen where UT3 will have a Linux installer. We will just likely be left out of the demo.

stmiller
October 14th, 2007, 08:52 AM
This is the homepage of the guy (Ryan Gordon) who makes the Linux ports of UT:

http://icculus.org/

He single handedly ported BF1942 to a Linux server, among other incredible things. I'm sure he will have news of a Linux demo on his site soon...

bonzodog
October 14th, 2007, 09:00 AM
Yeah, icculus is an amazing guy. He also wrote the Openbox 3 Window manager, which is now handled by a community of devs.

MamiyaOtaru
October 16th, 2007, 02:53 AM
hmm strange. with ut2004 i thought id released the demo for all three systems within short time spans of each other...
iD != Epic. iD makes Doom/Quake, Unreal is from Epic :) Old school: COmmander Keen is from iD, Jazz Jackrabbit is from Epic.

Anyway.. the Linux dedicated server beta/demo thingy is out. Hope the client follows!

Polygon
October 16th, 2007, 06:25 AM
iD != Epic. iD makes Doom/Quake, Unreal is from Epic :) Old school: COmmander Keen is from iD, Jazz Jackrabbit is from Epic.

Anyway.. the Linux dedicated server beta/demo thingy is out. Hope the client follows! i meant to say epic..... by bad