Gaming Thread, The Steam Christmas (AKA Holiday) Sale now live! in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by localzuk
Oh, I know. There's around 39 games and DLC packs for linux at the moment. With ...
21st December 2012, 09:36 AM #16
Either way, with a Linux powered Steam 'console' of sorts in the pipeline, I'm sure Valve will be pumping a vast amount of resources into active development into the Linux environment which can only be a good thing.
Originally Posted by localzuk
21st December 2012, 09:47 AM #17
I saw an article recently that a significant number of existing Linux ports of Windows games were ported by one guy! He worked with the Humble Bundle guys to do a lot of the Linux ports for them for example. He was the guy who was in charge of Quake 3 for Linux, and Unreal Tournament 2003 for Linux.
Originally Posted by Rawns
He also mentioned how at Blizzard, the team to keep the OS X port of WoW is tiny, like 3 people sort of size.
His point in the article was that the effort required to port games is actually pretty minimal, as the grunt work has been done already, writing the game. It can even be made simpler if everyone works from the initial position of writing portable code in the first place.
So, I'm looking forward to a boom in Linux games. My life will be complete when there's an Anno game in Linux.
21st December 2012, 10:49 AM #18
Bought Mirrors Edge last year. Had it on Xbox, it was brilliant, saw it on PC and couldn't pass it up. Glad it's on sale again as I've recommended it to friends who said they might pick it up.
Not that impressed with Day1 myself. Raised an eyebrow at the Prince of Persia set, but I only really liked the first one. 2 and 3 were.. 'eh. Not bad, not great. Haven't played the fourth.
21st December 2012, 10:53 AM #19
By 1 and 2 do you mean?
Originally Posted by Garacesh
Prince_of_Persia_1989.jpg and prince2.jpg?
21st December 2012, 11:30 AM #20
Of course not. What do you take me for? Old? :P
Although, Sands of Time did amusingly have a re-make of a the (actual) first Prince of Persia's first level in it.
21st December 2012, 11:36 AM #21
Arma 2 would be the only one I would consider, but I have to be frugal for the moment.
21st December 2012, 11:36 AM #22
I found Kubuntu 12.04 with all compositing effects disabled to be quite reliable for the Linux Beta. Just got to put up with Jockey crashing until you run post-install updates.
12.10 was OK but suffered from micro-stutter in every game.
21st December 2012, 11:39 AM #23
I presume Valve have their standard "flagship" games available on Linux? Half-Life 2, TF2, L4D etc?
21st December 2012, 11:49 AM #24
Not all of them yet. TF2 is, Killing Floor is, don't think they all are though yet. They're working on them!
Originally Posted by Rawns
21st December 2012, 11:50 AM #25
Ahhhh, Killing Floor. Many an hour wasted on it while screaming "Die zombie mutant scum!"
21st December 2012, 11:51 AM #26
Dead Pixels : the most fun you can have (from Steam) for £1.33
21st December 2012, 01:40 PM #27
Christ they were quick off the mark with that.
How did they know it was my payday?
21st December 2012, 08:24 PM #28
Sim City 4: Deluxe Edition for £2.49, don't mind if I do
21st December 2012, 10:19 PM #29
Only any use to you if you run XP though - it doesn't play nicely with Windows 7...
Originally Posted by TBlax
23rd December 2012, 09:43 AM #30
Steam sales are normally put on when I don't have anything to buy games with, luckily it's payday, and I received £100 of Steam Gift cards as an early Christmas present.
I grabbed Dishonored while it was at 50% off, and I was not disappointed at all! 3 hours in so far and I'm still only on the first mission after finishing the intro. There's a lot of ways to approach this game!
Also got The Witcher 2 while it's a nice price, ready for when I finally finish the first game, (Which, by the way, is up for £1.79 extended edition and is well worth the purchase if your spec can handle it!) and a friend picked me up Forge, which is a nice little take on arena based combat games.
I've got Ultimate Mortal Kombat Collection, Arkham Asylum GOTY, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Broken Sword Trilogy in my cart as I type, and it's only £12.46 for 8 games that I really loved the first time I played them.
Now to find some Christmas presents for the lads!
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