Linux Client Unlikely To Ship With Quake Wars Release

Andy Chalk

One Flag, One Fleet, One Cat
Nov 12, 2002
45,698
0
0
Linux Client Unlikely To Ship With Quake Wars Release


In a post on the Enemy Territory: Quake Wars forums, Timothee Besset of id Software says it's unlikely the Linux version of the game's client will be included with the initial retail release.

Referring to the difficulties involved with getting gold masters completed, Besset said, "I will not place additional strain on the procedure by trying to squeeze my additional set of files on there."

However, he did ensure that a Linux client is coming, and that it will be of top quality when it's released. "Once these things wind down (in the upcoming weeks) I will start working specifically on the client," he wrote. "But fear not, Nvidia [http://www.ati.com]have expressed interest in getting a Linux client early, so they can review how it performs and get their drivers adjusted. When we release, we'll release a high-quality product, just like we do on Windows."

FilePlanet [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_Wars]subscribers was opened on June 20.


Permalink
 

CorvusE

New member
Sep 13, 2006
157
0
0
I'm not the biggest FPS fan, but I'm so tempted to support Linux releases by picking this one up!
 

Andy Chalk

One Flag, One Fleet, One Cat
Nov 12, 2002
45,698
0
0
Feh. I'd be just as happy if Linux crawled away somewhere to die quietly. Although I did support Linux a few years ago by buying the Linux version of Quake 3 - came in a damn cool tin box and cost something like ten bucks.