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    Is it that demanding also to release a game for Linux?

    i dont know the reasons why (a huge proportion of) game companies dont release also a linux installable version of their games (they do for mac os for instance). is it bacause:

    -they just dont bother because of <2% market share of linux
    -directx is a must, they just cant only use opengl
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    Re: Is it that demanding also to release a game for Linux?

    There are a number of Factors involved, however I would assume that it is the same reason that many of the Developers do not Make games for Mac.

    Mostly a matter return on investment.

    However many independent developers do make Linux Ports.

    You might wanna check out http://lgn.linux-hardcore.com/ if you are looking for Linux Games.

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    Re: Is it that demanding also to release a game for Linux?

    how many of you still play quakelive after complaining the entire time that there wasn't a linux version?

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    Re: Is it that demanding also to release a game for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by pwnst*r View Post
    how many of you still play quakelive after complaining the entire time that there wasn't a linux version?
    Actually I Do, I also play Enemy Territory Quake Wars.

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    Re: Is it that demanding also to release a game for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by infestor View Post
    -directx is a must, they just cant only use opengl
    It would be as much trouble to port a Windows games to Linux that it is to port a game to Xbox/Playstation. Most consoles games are based on opengl so I don't really buy that as an answer.
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    Re: Is it that demanding also to release a game for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by tweakedenigma View Post
    Actually I Do, I also play Enemy Territory Quake Wars.
    my point is, lots cry about it, but then either stop playing or forget about it. and that's with a totally free game...

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    Re: Is it that demanding also to release a game for Linux?

    it's not just the games also the applications
    maybe it's business reason

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    Re: Is it that demanding also to release a game for Linux?

    I'm not sure if I understand the point of this thread... at all.
    Is it just to get people talking by saying something very random? Or do you actually think the following:


    Quote Originally Posted by infestor View Post
    -they just dont bother because of <2% market share of linux

    Are you sure it is because there are few people or is it because they think the cost of porting is more than that investment will return?


    Quote Originally Posted by infestor View Post
    -directx is a must, they just cant only use opengl
    Why is directx a must?
    I am not really sure it is compared to what I've been hearing them self be saying. But they do prefer it because of few things (Im more interested in hearing the explanation than me saying stuff that has already been said million times).



    I'd be interested in hearing if you think you have any idea what you are talking about.

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    Re: Is it that demanding also to release a game for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by infestor View Post
    i dont know the reasons why (a huge proportion of) game companies dont release also a linux installable version of their games (they do for mac os for instance). is it bacause:

    -they just dont bother because of <2% market share of linux
    -directx is a must, they just cant only use opengl
    The answer is in your question.

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    Re: Is it that demanding also to release a game for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by infestor View Post
    i dont know the reasons why (a huge proportion of) game companies dont release also a linux installable version of their games (they do for mac os for instance). is it bacause:

    -they just dont bother because of <2% market share of linux
    -directx is a must, they just cant only use opengl
    Quote Originally Posted by The Secret View Post
    The answer is in your question.


    Do you have something to back that up? Considering the PSP, PS3, OSX and Nintendo's Wii all use OpenGL and not DirectX.

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