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One Year Later There's No UT3 Client For Linux

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by GreatEmerald, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Two Years Later There's No UT3 Client For Linux

    That might fit for the News section, but I don't think I'm allowed to post news :)

    Anyway, here's what Phoronix website has posted on the issue:

    Source: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Njg2NQ

    For those who don't know, Phoronix is the central of Linux graphics. They also run performance tests, and they still use UT2004 demo for testing: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_bench_2008&num=2

    +1 for the Unreal series! :) Yet the lack of UT3 on native Linux might soon get -1 for it...
     
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  2. oldkawman

    oldkawman Master of Your Disaster

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    Ryan is still working on it. I doubt it will be released before the expansion. More likely it along with the MAC port will be released with the expansion. Maybe spring '09?

    There were some teasing screenshots posted in Sept of them both, but the links are bad now.
     
  3. heyqule

    heyqule New Member

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    it's likely to be released with the expansion.
     
  4. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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    Don't open your eyes. Epic can do no wrong.
     
  5. MaestroMaus

    MaestroMaus New Member

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    What's that supposed to mean? If you refer to the fact that some people still hope for the Linux/Mac client, then you can't blame them. There aren't much games available for Linux/Mac right now. Also, their are a lot of people who trusted Epic and bought a copy because of the promised client. I can imagine they still want to play it, even though the bad experience, because they already bought it. I do think most people on Linux/Mac will be more carefull next time.
     
  6. DarQraven

    DarQraven New Member

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    Actually, such a thing is called scamming: selling people something and not delivering.

    If I were the linux users that bought a disk for this, I'd ask for a full refund if anything.
    If unsuccessfull, take action.
    Regardless of userbase size, Epic promised that the Linux client would be on the disk at launch. It wasn't.
    Instead of fixing this ASAP, they get ONE guy to work on it, who hasn't finished work a year later. In the mean time they release a full sequel to another series and work on the expansion to the original game.
    Please explain to me why the linux users would even WANT the client?

    Even if this is not somehow illegal, it's VERY bad business practice.
     
  7. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Not to mention that UAnthology also had a Linux logo on yet there was nothing near an installer there.
     
  8. TheIronKnuckle

    TheIronKnuckle What the hell is this "ballin" thing?

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    lol, it's been a year? wow time does fly
     
  9. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Talking about clients... Are there any x86_64 client for it yet? The demo loads like a snail :(
     
  10. MonsOlympus

    MonsOlympus Active Member

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    Pretty sure Tim Sweeny said in an interview like say 3yrs ago that there wasnt going to be a 64bit version.
     
  11. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    And why? Everyone basically has x86_64 PCs and software. And UT3 is something that really needs performance boost!
     
  12. MonsOlympus

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    Could be because they felt it wasnt needed with multi-core support, alot of people at the time were and still are using a 32bit OS, plus the whole need to maintain two exe's post release.

    Im sure eventually we can drop the 32bit stuff entirely and go soley 64bit, now isnt that time so its just extra overhead costs.
     
  13. Vitamin-Carrot

    Vitamin-Carrot If

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    omg its been a year ..... :(

    good things take time
    like cheese
    and your mum
     
  14. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    More news about more lack of the Linux client for UT3!

    Source (and links): http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzA4Mg

    And missed that, but there was a hopeful sign of the client earlier: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NjcyOQ
     
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    oldkawman Master of Your Disaster

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    I suspect the Linux and MAC ports are on hold for some reason. If they were canceled for some reason, do you think epic would even announce it? Very doubtful.

    I made the right decision and built an XP_64 machine for the game. I will still install the Linux port on my old UT2K4 machine if it ever comes out. But, since there is no xfire for Linux, not sure if I will switch over.
     
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    I think some of the mod authors noted that more of the game is compiled as native C++ for optimization? Maybe this is part of the problem?
     
  18. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    There is GFire.
     
  19. TheIronKnuckle

    TheIronKnuckle What the hell is this "ballin" thing?

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    Someone explain to me how this is possible. Linux is not a company. How on earth could there be legal troubles between UT3 and linux?
     
  20. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    I guess it has something to do with GameSpy instead.
     

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