SaBBaT Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:39am
Farcry 3
Is there any indication as to whether farcry 3 has been tested on wine ... or if they are considering a linux port ... I would hate to have to add a hdd just to install windows for running this game. Adding the HDD is no issue, got a spare, but I refuse to mix glass crap on my nix drive. It has a tendancy to break grub.
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SaBBaT Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:40am 
in mooi afrikaans, windows is sommer net 'n pot kak
godsvoid Nov 26, 2012 @ 7:14am 
tip to not break grub when installing Windows is to disconnect your boot drive that contains grub, then install windows :)

windows wont be able to overwrite the boot partition/mbr (sin ce that drive is disconnected) and so you wont loose grub

for wine you can always check the wine appdb, if the app is not mentioned there then all bets are off, if the app is mentionend then at least you can have an educated bet
mikeym Nov 26, 2012 @ 8:07am 
Repairing Grub's not so bad you just need a LiveCD to boot into and then you can setup the environment inside a chroot and reapply grub to the disk: http://askubuntu.com/questions/88384/how-can-i-repair-grub-how-to-get-ubuntu-back-after-installing-windows

You would need to do steps 7 & 8 although the commands for these steps may be slightly different depending on distro and grub version. For example on my system Fedora 17 with grub 2 it would be for step 7:

grub2-install /dev/sda # where sda is the disk who's MBR grub is installed to
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
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ThOR27 Nov 26, 2012 @ 9:29am 
I don't think we will see a native port, at least nothing is even rumored regarding this.

http://appdb.winehq.org/ is an excelent place to search for wine compatibility, hacks and workarounds. http://www.playonlinux.com/en/ is also a very nice tool that does specific tunnings in wine to best play some games under it.
Fazer [PL] Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:45pm 
Imho it will take a couple of years to see AAA titles being released on Linux at the same time as other platforms, assuming Steam on Linux is successful.
SaBBaT Nov 26, 2012 @ 9:32pm 
Thanx guys, the grub and windows installation not the issue though ... been a linux engineer for 6 years now ;o)

Just confirming if anyone else had maybe run into an article or discussion regarding fc3.
Fazer, I think this move from Steam has started a revolution .. if one could call it that. The nix community have started playing all these free games because they were unwilling to pay so much for the simple use of a platform to run games on. As for steam being successful on Linux ... watch this space. If a game has been ported with issues and glitches, the community will help fix, just like they have helped develop drivers, iron out some glitches in software etc.

I have pre-purchased my copy of FC3, will check if I can figure something out ...
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