Originally posted by Dgzt HUNLinux:If this game will be available for Linux, I will buy.
Originally posted by madalin.ignisca:Interesting that Team Forteress 2 is available (based on HL2 engine) and HL2 isn't
Originally posted by Orange Bitflip:
Originally posted by Spence:You know Valve will port all their games to Linux right? It takes time (and this is Valve we're talking about after all). It will come.
SOURCE is a single engine. Who is so stupid to maintaine separate engines for different games?... This kind of projects are too big to invest money to keep separate branches of same thing.
Originally posted by Orange Bitflip:They're not entirely separate, but these projects have different needs and are separate from each other, so they'll use differents versions.Look it up, Valve makes different versions of the Source engine.Half-Life 2 uses a single-player version, and Portal 1 uses a mod on that. Portal 2 entirely rewrites portions of the engine to work better with portals. Left4Dead uses an entire branch on the system, since it's multiplayer but with bots, which kinda breaks their ideas about multiplayer. TF2, CS:S, and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch use a multiplayer version of the engine that relies on a server-type system to keep the map running.
Originally posted by madalin.ignisca:What you say would be nice to be truth, but still, software isn't done only by developers, a serious project manager or producer would never allow that, because it's more expensive and harder to maintain.