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Default Weird Worlds Linux please

I played the demo on my brother's Windows computer and it seemed pretty cool. Since this game uses OpenGL, a port should not be too hard. Plus, you would get good exposure from The Linux Game Tomb and LinuxGames. I'll buy a copy.

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Default Re: Weird Worlds Linux please

Noted. We've discussed it too, but if we do a Linux port it wouldn't be until way later this year.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 04:15 AM

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I'll cross my fingers. If you feel that you don't have Linux skills, you could contact CodeWeavers. They have a Windows to Linux porting service.
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Default Re: Weird Worlds Linux please

BluSteel: While I utterly despise Linux, I am as UNIX guy. Wierd Worlds run fine on both WINE and Cedega.

You being a Linux sort of person, I suggest Cedega as it install easy and allows you to play more of your modern games on it (to included DirectX games WINE doesn't like)
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Default Re: Weird Worlds Linux please

The main problem we have with porting to other platforms is not finding someone to do it, but the fact that we can't do proper "quality control" on operating systems we don't run. It's not very responsible to sell something we haven't seen ourselves... Bugs and other problems could easily go unnoticed by someone who isn't intimately familiar with the game.
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eol: I tried it on WINE, but no go. Running things on stock WINE is always hit and miss, and very few things work perfectly. As for Cedega, I had a subscription for about a year, but I can't justify another one for a single game.

Fingers: Understood. I knew it was a long shot when I asked, but a guy can dream, can't he?

Linux is not the beast it once was. If you want to give it a try, I suggest Mepis. You can download it free from www.mepis.org. You can boot the OS directly from the CD, so you can try it without installing anything.

I'd be happy to do quality control
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Default Re: Weird Worlds Linux please

Hola,

another linux-only user here. I just want to say, among other things, that I would buy this game if it had a native linux-client. I am a gamer, but not a hardcore one - this game look very appealing to me.

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We've discussed it too, but if we do a Linux port it wouldn't be until way later this year.
I can wait, personally, so no rush.
I noticed that the game uses both OpenGL and SDL, which should make porting that much easier (I'm not a coder...)

I'd also be happy to do quality control!
Oh BTW, have a nice time @ IGF!

PS: tried it under WINE just to try, but it didn't work. Besides, for me it's native or nothing.
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Default Re: Weird Worlds Linux please

One thing I thought while playing the game today is that it'd be a perfect game for the Mac as well. If you go through the effort of porting to Linux, then you may as well do a port for OS X as well.

I despise all operating systems to varying degrees, and play the game anyways on Win2K/XP, but this game deserves the broadest audience it can get.
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Mac OS X port is definitely coming.
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Also, you could see if Linux Game Publishing would like to do the port for you. That would take the burden off quality control. The website is www.linuxgamepublishing.com
 

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