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
Misterious MR serious Apr 7 @ 11:07am 
Hi,
I talked Bethesda of the problem that Doom 1,2,3 and quake that have official Linux versions since a long time ago aren't available on steam for Linux. An employee answered me and said he has talked about it to his manager, but I'd better contact Steam also. Ps : Quake 4 also Mac support but not on Steam.
If we want a Linux support for those games that already has one (but not on Steam) everybody should write to Bethesda and Steam support. Here is the Bethesda mail : "ESO English Support" <ESO_Help@helpmail.elderscrollsonline.com>
s3boun3t Apr 7 @ 11:44pm 
thanks i do it
Misterious MR serious Apr 8 @ 12:33am 
Also if you want to help, enlist in the Petition for ID Software titles on Steam for Linux.
Stoney_Fish Apr 8 @ 7:40am 
This was the email reply I got back :

"I have passed on your query and I would advise you to also submit a Steam support ticket here:
https://support.steampowered.com/newticket.php so that Steam can see there is a market for it."
Which was a good start.
So I assume that they want us to open a Steam support ticket to get Steam to ask for the game to be made available on Linux.
Misterious MR serious Apr 8 @ 12:36pm 
Originally posted by Stoney_Fish:
This was the email reply I got back :

"I have passed on your query and I would advise you to also submit a Steam support ticket here:
https://support.steampowered.com/newticket.php so that Steam can see there is a market for it."
Which was a good start.
So I assume that they want us to open a Steam support ticket to get Steam to ask for the game to be made available on Linux.
Thank you very much, very usefull info for all of us (because I allready got a support account and I forget about That) !!! and don't forget to enlist the petition please.
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Blim> ut2004 Apr 11 @ 1:42am 
Why on earth would anyone buy this overpriced 10 year old game when they can't be ♥♥♥♥♥ to make it work on linux.

Has anyone tryed the doom3 with the coop mod?
Hinsonator Apr 20 @ 10:42pm 
Originally posted by Blim> ut2004:
Why on earth would anyone buy this overpriced 10 year old game when they can't be ♥♥♥♥♥ to make it work on linux.

Has anyone tryed the doom3 with the coop mod?
Open Co-op? Yeah, that mod was cool, it had a few problems but most of them were minor, wish Zenimax let ID enable one of the biggest features in any ID game, the MODDING. That's right Zenimax, do you wanna know why people still play the older ID games? Yes the games themselves were awesome but the mods, from small things like skinpacks to large source ports.
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