Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Greenbelt, MD 08/22

Regularly scheduled events

More on id and Linux

About a month ago we saw comments from John Carmack indicating that Linux versions of RAGE and the new DOOM game were up in the air, as the id technical director said: "There are no firm plans for linux ports of the idTech 5 titles, but it certainly isnít off the table." Now a later email exchange with Mr. Carmack posted to the Ubuntu Forums (thanks Ant and LinuxGames) indicates that the chances they will port their Tech5 titles to Linux are nearing ever-closer to the edge of that table, with a later exchange repeating his thinking that it "probably wouldn't be all that bad to get it running on the nvidia binary drivers, but the chance of it working correctly and acceptably anywhere else would be small." Here's his overview of the situation:

The PC and Mac versions are still OpenGL 2.x.

We are not currently scheduling native linux ports. It isn't out of the question, but I don't think we will be able to justify the work. If there are hundreds of thousands of linux users playing Quake Live when we are done with Rage, that would certainly influence our decision...

View
28. Re: More on id and Linux Aug 24, 2009, 10:21 InBlack
 
Linux has at least one big thing going for it. Its free.

I recently installed UBUNTU on my girlfriends PC, WindowsXP died on it for some reason.

That was probably one of the easiest installs I ever did. One click install. ON a LINUX!!!! OH THE HORROR!!!!

Everything just worked. The GUI is pretty intuitive, and for someone who doesnt really use the PC that much she was quite into it. Probably becuase the GUI looks a lot like Apple's (her sister has an ibook). She has everything she needs on it. It works with her Itunes, it has openoffice, and you can surf the net on it...Pretty cool for something thats free or am I missing some hidden showstopping horrible evil that lurks beneath??? Disguise
 
Avatar 46994
 
I have a nifty blue line!
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Aug 23, 15:34 Re: More on id and Linux StingingVelvet
  2. Aug 23, 15:49 Re: More on id and Linux DanteUK
  3. Aug 23, 15:58 Re: More on id and Linux spindoctor
  4. Aug 23, 16:19  Re: More on id and Linux Prez
  5. Aug 23, 17:05   Re: More on id and Linux LittleMe
  6. Aug 23, 17:25 Re: More on id and Linux space captain
  7. Aug 23, 17:42  Re: More on id and Linux LittleMe
  9. Aug 23, 23:47   Re: More on id and Linux FreonTrip
  8. Aug 23, 18:50 Re: More on id and Linux Hump
  10. Aug 24, 00:05  Re: More on id and Linux Carcifier
  11. Aug 24, 00:13  Re: More on id and Linux Carcifier
  12. Aug 24, 00:16 Re: More on id and Linux Umbragen
  13. Aug 24, 00:31  Re: More on id and Linux Reitsuki
  14. Aug 24, 01:31   Re: More on id and Linux LittleMe
  15. Aug 24, 04:11    Re: More on id and Linux DanteUK
  16. Aug 24, 05:35     Re: More on id and Linux Beaner
  17. Aug 24, 06:45      Re: More on id and Linux Burrito of Peace
  18. Aug 24, 07:45       Re: More on id and Linux Reitsuki
  19. Aug 24, 07:55        Re: More on id and Linux InBlack
  39. Aug 24, 14:14        Re: More on id and Linux Burrito of Peace
  40. Aug 24, 16:09         Re: More on id and Linux Carcifier
  41. Aug 24, 17:23          Re: More on id and Linux Beamer
  42. Aug 24, 18:10         Re: More on id and Linux Reitsuki
  44. Aug 27, 14:59          Re: More on id and Linux Masa
  45. Aug 30, 15:12           Re: More on id and Linux FreonTrip
  24. Aug 24, 09:58       Re: More on id and Linux DanteUK
>> 28. Aug 24, 10:21        Re: More on id and Linux InBlack
  29. Aug 24, 10:25         Re: More on id and Linux InBlack
  20. Aug 24, 08:52 Re: More on id and Linux Verno
  21. Aug 24, 09:07  Re: More on id and Linux Reitsuki
  22. Aug 24, 09:37 Re: More on id and Linux Verno
  23. Aug 24, 09:50  Re: More on id and Linux Beamer
  25. Aug 24, 10:14  Re: More on id and Linux Reitsuki
  26. Aug 24, 10:17  Re: More on id and Linux DanteUK
  27. Aug 24, 10:21 Re: More on id and Linux Verno
  30. Aug 24, 10:26  Re: More on id and Linux Reitsuki
  31. Aug 24, 10:27 Re: More on id and Linux Verno
  32. Aug 24, 10:30  Re: More on id and Linux Reitsuki
  34. Aug 24, 10:41   Re: More on id and Linux Beamer
  35. Aug 24, 10:46    Re: More on id and Linux Reitsuki
  33. Aug 24, 10:38 Re: More on id and Linux Verno
  36. Aug 24, 10:49  Re: More on id and Linux InBlack
  37. Aug 24, 10:51  Re: More on id and Linux Reitsuki
  38. Aug 24, 12:01   Re: More on id and Linux Prez
  43. Aug 25, 15:27 Re: More on id and Linux Verno


footer

Blue's News logo