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EVE Online Drops Linux

LinuxGames has news that CCP is dropping support for the Linux client for EVE Online as of March 10 (thanks Ant), as in space no one can hear your penguin scream. Word is: "The low amount of users of the Linux client did not justify the degree of additional complexity having three operating systems imposes on our development and release schedules. There is the matter of maintaining the hardware infrastructure to facilitate the development work, spending man-hours on testing and diagnosing faults in the client as well as regression testing. While we did embark on this project with the aim of being one of the few MMOG’s on the market offering a game client for all of the major operating system architectures, we feel that the time and resources that were being spent on the Linux client would be better utilized in areas where more players would benefit from them."

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37. Re: EVE Online Drops Linux Feb 10, 2009, 02:14 Theo
Ohhh christ, DSmart is posting in a topic and i agree with him, whats the world comming to? heh.

I use linux or some type of BSD every single day - its a great platform for firewalls and other such server type stuff; But frankly, anyone who persists on using it for "trying to" game is ether living in 1999 or is just a gluton for punishment.

I rememmber in the late 90's when a few gaming houses put out linux versions of games, there was a GREAT space sim called terminus that came with both linux binarys and a windows installer. It took me literally a full week to make the game work on my SuSe install back then and predictably i ended up running it in windows cause the performance was THAT much better.

I think realistically if people wanna use linux on a day to day basis thats cool, from a desktop point of view its got lots of cool stuff to offer, even more so for a server platform; but its all about using the right tool for the job.

Gaming on linux is like using a hammer to smash a self-tapping screw in and then complaining the woods fucked and the screw wasnt a nail.
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