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08-18-2005, 03:49 PM
Are there any plans to make Caesar IV work under Linux, possibly using Cedega (http://www.transgaming.com/)? If not, will you consider it? It would make me (and no doubt a lot other Linux users) very happy :)
08-22-2005, 05:11 AM
having it playable for Mc users and Linux would be nice indeed! and linux using much less capacity than windows, the game would be playable / smoother on smaller comuters...
Well, let's just hope they have based it on OpenGL and not DirectX.
08-22-2005, 10:22 AM
fat chance I guess :(
fat chance I guess :(
Well? Does anybody know? I mean OpenGL is by far more advance than DirectX, meaning it's easier, faster and works under every OS, which makes wonder why DirectX still have so much room on the market.
If it was based on OpenGL, there wouldn't be much to edit in the code to get it working on Linux, and if they got it working on MacOS, then it should be no problem at all to get it working under Linux, cause MacOS is based on FreeBSD.
And FreeBSD and Linux are both Unix based/clone OS's, which means that almost ( rare examples of not ) applications that works under Linux works under FreeBSD, and thus it should not be hard trouble getting it fixed from MacOS to FreeBSD.
08-22-2005, 10:31 AM
i wish they could hear you!
Sadly, only ID3 creates games for Linux first. You might not know it, but Quake I, II, III, Doom I, II and III were actually first written for UNIX, then rewritten for Windows and MacOS.
So you could always get a copy of Quake or Doom for Linux. :)
But! Most companies prefer not to go the Linux way, as only about 1% of all home users uses Linux. Even though out of poptional buyers this would be about 10% or something, but still in the lesser sector.
However, making a game for Linux is showning the entire community ( both Linux and other gamer communities ) that we are taken Linux deadly serious.
08-22-2005, 10:51 AM
DirectX vs OpenGL: CotN was based on DirectX, so my guess is that the programmers are now used to DirectX and are using it for their new engine as well :(
If not a special Linux version, I'd love to see a collaboration with Transgaming to get it working under Cedega..
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