It is currently Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:15 am

All times are UTC




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 33 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:11 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 3:52 pm
Posts: 295
For a Linux user what's the problem in making room for a small windows partition, even if just for the sake of playing Uru?

_________________
Morningstar - KI#1053460
Please avoid drinking the lake water.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:11 pm
Posts: 700
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Morningstar wrote:
For a Linux user what's the problem in making room for a small windows partition, even if just for the sake of playing Uru?


i don't see a problem with that, except for those who absolutely refuse to run windows for any reason (such as my boss. :D )


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 1:04 am
Posts: 4134
Very sad that you decided to try and start a flame topic. Evil evil Cyan with limited funding how dare they not support Linux. Rand must be the devil.

Pathetic...

_________________
-Whilyam
Cavern Link:My IC Blog


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:04 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:19 pm
Posts: 1161
The only thing that prevent me from switching to linux is games...

Yes, Cyan isn't the only one not making a linux version. But that doesn't means it's the right thing to do...

Why not install windows and linux ?? Windows isn't free.. Plus dualboot is sometimes annoying.

And then, MacOSX and linux are both unix-based. It's not this hard making a compatible code if you takes this in account from the start.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:06 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:29 pm
Posts: 1284
Location: UK
Whilyam wrote:
Very sad that you decided to try and start a flame topic. Evil evil Cyan with limited funding how dare they not support Linux. Rand must be the devil.

Pathetic...

So well put...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 5:07 pm
Posts: 883
Location: Plymouth, England
Apreantly WINE could run it however Uru is using some network protocols which are updated.

I'm sure a Linux pruist would be contributing and improving things. Don't ask me which, I like proprietry.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 6:25 pm
Posts: 198
Location: Land of Confusion
Last time I checked, it would crash in WINE.

Regardless...as much as I love Linux, I don't mind there not being an Uru Live client for it. It would be nice to have, but it could wait until the future, perhaps when there's enough funds to actually do it.

If you read the support topic for it, they said that they hope to have Linux support in the future...So let's wait and see what happens. If you're basing your playing the game on whether they support Linux, well...it's very sad you decided to make Linux support your deciding factor. =/

_________________
Kitsune Paradise :: A community for roleplay and spiritual discussion.

KI #00449231


Last edited by Samui on Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:34 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 3:52 pm
Posts: 295
EowynCarter wrote:
Why not install windows and linux ?? Windows isn't free.. Plus dualboot is sometimes annoying.

Most pcs nowadays come with windows installed... I know that not everyone wants to buy a ready-to-use pc, but at a certain point these issues are implicit in making some choices.
I'm not trying to argue against linux, I use it for both work and fun, and yes I have a partition and I choose OS at each boot, but I don't find it more annoying than installing packages in my linux distribution each time I'm trying something new. :P

Choosing Linux as your only OS implies certain well known sacrifices, just like using just Windows or Mac. I wouldn't complain with a company that makes entertainment products for not considering a small fraction of its market at launch.

_________________
Morningstar - KI#1053460
Please avoid drinking the lake water.


Last edited by Morningstar on Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:35 pm
Posts: 710
invisible_swordman wrote:
Hey,
"not a suggestion, since this isn't anymore the case.."

"That litle capacity of seeing is terrible. It shows you won't go anywhere in tha long run."


In my opinion, threats aren't the best way to make a good impression on the company.

To have the game run on three platforms, would require three times the testing, to make sure there's no bugs for either platform. That said, they probably are working on a Mac version. They will have more tickets to deal with, when it comes out.

Also, it is my understanding that Star Trek was prime time, so I don't think it was ever considered a show for just housewives. I'm not old enough to remember its cancellation, though. Obviously, you would have us believe that you are.

_________________
Image
Proud member of "Bahro for the Ethical Treatment of Adventurers" (Beta)
Maybe, there's
Gathered Restorers Awaiting To Explore For URU Lives


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:25 am
Posts: 2031
Location: Sadly in Germany
EowynCarter wrote:
And then, MacOSX and linux are both unix-based. It's not this hard making a compatible code if you takes this in account from the start.


Mac OS X and Linux both come with a comprehensive POSIX API implementation, and also share a lot fo other APIs, but they also have many specific APIs. The notion that porting to one eases porting the other is a gross simplification.

_________________
Sören Nils 'chucker' Kuklau

(Or something.)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:49 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Sun May 28, 2006 6:38 pm
Posts: 787
You chose to use a marginalized OS. You chose to run on an OS that's known for not supporting most games.

Your choice. Don't blame Cyan for it.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:51 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:19 pm
Posts: 1161
Quote:
Most pcs nowadays come with windows installed...

Yeah. I found it annoying having to buy a windows with my laptop. (I did have a windows already)
But that is another debate ;)

The first thing I did with my Laptop was "format c:" and reinstall a clean windows.

At last, uru live dosn't use anything weird, and should and working on wine someday. I don't ask for more :lol:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:09 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:27 pm
Posts: 161
chucker wrote:
EowynCarter wrote:
And then, MacOSX and linux are both unix-based. It's not this hard making a compatible code if you takes this in account from the start.


Mac OS X and Linux both come with a comprehensive POSIX API implementation, and also share a lot fo other APIs, but they also have many specific APIs. The notion that porting to one eases porting the other is a gross simplification.


Actually, porting from a single platform to any second platform DOES make it easier to port to any third platform. It forces you to properly separate your code. The fact that OS/X is Linux-based is just a huge, huge bonus.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 13, 2006 2:48 pm
Posts: 1561
Location: Middle of USA
I almost forgot that I have an old Apple 2E and a Commodore 64 sitting around here somewhere. Why can't I play the game on those? Geesh what's wrong with CYAN. Not only do they not port the game to ALL OS's they don't even make their games backwards compatable to older systems. This game will never go anywhere until I can play it on my IBM PC junior with my 2400 baud modem and an 8088 CPU with 64K or was it 32K ram.

lol
/rotfl about this post...

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:25 am
Posts: 2031
Location: Sadly in Germany
wccrawford wrote:
Actually, porting from a single platform to any second platform DOES make it easier to port to any third platform. It forces you to properly separate your code.


Well, sure.

Quote:
The fact that OS/X is Linux-based is just a huge, huge bonus.


OS X is not "Linux-based".

_________________
Sören Nils 'chucker' Kuklau

(Or something.)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 33 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: SEMrush [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: