Gamers for Linux petition
Topic: Gamers for Linux petition
started by: vivman1107
Posted by vivman1107 on Oct. 03 2006,19:16I came across this petition and encourage all gamers and Linux users to sign it. Maybe with enough support we can change the minds of game developers to include native Linux support for games. Even if you are not a gamer, keep in mind that support for commercial games in Linux is a big barrier for adoption by many users. Your support is also welcome.
< http://www.gamersforlinux.com/index.php >
Posted by DSLfan_995 on Oct. 31 2006,01:37I think that would be totally awsome!
Posted by Winter Knight on Nov. 22 2006,06:27From the site:
1 I would like to see a much larger increase in linux native games (Battlefield 2, RTW) from the games manufacturers (DICE/EA Games)
2 I support linux and linux gaming
3 Increase in support for 3rd partly applications such as wine
4 I want to game on linux
I would sign this, except for number 3. Demanding that wine increase support isn't right. They are an open source project doing the best they can. Or did you mean that game companies should increase their support and docs for running their games in linux using wine? Kind of like demand #1 except without the "native"? I'd support that.
2 and 4 are kind of weird for petition demands.
Posted by Sanitoeter on Nov. 30 2006,10:17LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL GAMES LIKE BF2 IN LINUX??? KIND OF FUNNY THINKING, NOOOOOBS!!!!!
forget about it... windows still is THEEEE gaming platform... u fags...
Posted by mikshaw on Nov. 30 2006,20:15
As I read it, it looks like a request for game developers to increase support for Wine, rather than the other way around. Even with Wine installed, many Windows games still have problems, or do not work at all.
In any case, I don't think it's worthwhile to put in too much extra effort to support Wine when that effort could be better spent working on native Linux binaries. Some have already done that and have been tremendously successful..the Unreal engine, for example, works beautifully in Linux
Posted by 300c_pilot on Dec. 10 2006,08:25Linux is only lacking a major game release, that is not supported by Windows. This would pave the way for everyone else to release products. As far as getting on here and calling everyone here names, well I can say that I will never help you knowingly.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Dec. 10 2006,21:44Might want to remove "Sanitoeter" post/account... which may be offensive to some people. (obviously only registered to post that)
Posted by Scioneer on Dec. 20 2006,06:15
Hmm. So easy to follow a flock.
Windows is a terrible gaming platform. Its only advantage is its popularity. Also , a Windows user calling Linux user NOOBs?
Must suck to be 13, can't drive, still live with the folks, can't earn an income, can't truely know what better options are out there. So you show your ignorance by trolling for kicks. How sad you are.