SevR Jan 2, 2013 @ 9:12am
Doom 3 BFG Linux
This is for the dev's.
When is the linux version going to be released?

I bought the BFG edition to show support for Valve and id software.
I own original copies of Doom, Doom 2, and Doom 3 and the latter running natively on Debian. id software has always been Linux/Unix friendly with Quake, Quake 2, Quake 3 Arena, Doom 3, Quake 4, and Quake Live all able to run natively. So with that in mind a Steam Port for the BFG edition should not be that far of a leap. It may even boost sales for Rage as well by porting to Linux/Unix.
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Thandurin Jan 2, 2013 @ 2:33pm 
Last I heard the programmer who ported ID's previous games to Linux is no longer with them so it doesn't look like a port is forthcoming for the BFG Edition.
SevR Jan 2, 2013 @ 6:15pm 
Originally posted by Thandurin:
Last I heard the programmer who ported ID's previous games to Linux is no longer with them so it doesn't look like a port is forthcoming for the BFG Edition.

You heard incorrecly. John Carmack made sure all the games written would run in Linux from the get go and used a Linux box to code the engines.
Thandurin Jan 3, 2013 @ 8:59pm 
Originally posted by WyrM:
Originally posted by Thandurin:
Last I heard the programmer who ported ID's previous games to Linux is no longer with them so it doesn't look like a port is forthcoming for the BFG Edition.

You heard incorrecly. John Carmack made sure all the games written would run in Linux from the get go and used a Linux box to code the engines.

http://ttimo.typepad.com/blog/2012/01/onwards-.html Here's a link to the programmer in question's blog post bidding farewell. Any future linux ports of ID Software games will be community projects based on released source code. https://twitter.com/idBrianHarris/status/259700062303698945
SevR Jan 11, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
Yes it was sad that TTimo left id software, but like I said they are a linux friendly software company. Here are some very inspirational arricles...

Doom 3 BFG Linux
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTI2ODg

Diablo 3 Linux
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTI2ODE
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