CaesarIV for Linux

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CaesarIV for Linux

Postby roob » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:30 pm

Hello people!

I'm an italian boy that loves Caesar. This evening I tried to install it on my ubuntu 7.10 using wine(an API's emulator), but it doesn't work.

Is it possible to play with Caesar on Linux systems?

I've written in "suggestions" because I hope that Sierra will develop for Linux too.

P.S.:Sorry for my english.

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Postby Keith » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:47 am

A Caesar IV Linux version is not likely.

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Postby roob » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:48 am

thank you for answer but...Why?

A problem of the Linux systems is that softhouses don't develop for them, I don't want open a flame between different OS, but I know people that using Linux can't play Caesar and other games. It could be wonderful if Sierra begins to develop for Linux and an example for others softhouse.

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Postby Keith » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:48 am

I'm not a employee of TM or Sierra, but I do moderate on their community forums so I have some contact with Sierra employees. The general feeling is that Linux just isn't popular enough to make a version of the game worth doing. By comparison Windows is on far more machines than Linux and they have to go where the market is.

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Postby roob » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:05 am

Ok, I've understood!
The problem always is tha same: the popularity of Microsoft systems and the market.
But many peole are opting for a Linux OS, for example ubuntu, thus I hope in the next future to see Caesar and others Sierra's Games running on the Linux.

Thank you for the answers!

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Postby Keith » Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:00 pm

You never know what will happen in the future, but Linux is going to have be installed on many more systems to make it worth re-writing the code to work on that OS.

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Postby Keith » Sun May 11, 2008 1:48 pm

Not really.

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Postby Keith » Tue May 13, 2008 5:14 am

Linux has a long way to go before I would consider it. In fact it would have to displace Windows as the default standard OS on all machines in the future before I would switch. I'm not going to join the vangard and try to change the world. I gotta enough problems already. ;)


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