Uradamus 10. jun 2013 kl. 2:29pm
Requesting Carpe Fulgur games for Linux
I came across these games for the first time when I saw the Steam sale today and they look pretty fun. I would be interesting in picking them up with or without the sale if only there were Linux ports available. So just figured I would pop in here to show there is interest in seeing these games on other platforms.
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dilworks 10. jun 2013 kl. 11:18pm 
I REALLY REALLY would like to play Recettear on Linux.

Like "I would ditch Windows in a snap if Recettear gets a Linix port". Basically every time that I boot Windows (well, 7 out of 10 boots) are to play Recettear.

Unfortunately (and this is very sad for me to say), I don't see the possibility of a port anytime soon. The reason? Carpe Fulgur didn't wrote the games, EasyGameStation did. And they're a japanese group of developers. Doujin developers and Linux seems that doesn't mix (and unfortunately, even Linux isn't that popular in Japan, for reasons that I won't detail here), even if they use multiplatform engines (just found some random Touhou-derivated game wrote on Squirrel... and tied to Windoze only, despite NOTHING stopping them to release for Mac/Linux).

Japanese devs simply don't even consider other platforms than Windows (and rarely, Mac). They're worse than Western developers in that aspect. And if Sega doesn't even port their NATIVE games to Mac... well, with doujin developers it's even harder.

Still, if someone of Carpe Fulgur or EasyGameStation is reading this, I would gladly pay again FULL RETAIL PRICE for any of their games ported to Linux. But I'm not losing my sanity for that. If it happens, cool. If it doesn't... well, at least my Windows license is genuine, and I'll keep living with the annoying reboots. :(
Uradamus 11. jun 2013 kl. 1:24am 
@dilworks: Funny you should mention Sega. They are planning to release Football Manager 2014 with Linux support. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTM3OTA

So you never know what might happen down the line. My take on it is that it's worth it to voice our interest so that more developers/publishers start to take notice. Valve got the ball rolling, but Linux users also need to help sustain and increase that momentum by supporting the companies who support us and letting those we want to support know that they are missing out.
Riful 13. jun 2013 kl. 12:22pm 
yes please, it shouldn't be too hard, it doesn't seem to be dependant on any microsoft exclusive features (DX/Net FW)
dilworks 13. jun 2013 kl. 7:12pm 
If Carpe Fulgur/EGS decides to commit to Linux (and Mac, let's be fair too) ports, I'll be more than glad to betatest all that you want.

Just don't include moldy walnut bread with the coredumps, plz :P
Mr_Rigby[SGFC] 16. jul 2013 kl. 11:13pm 
+1 for GNU+Linux
lok1 30. jul 2013 kl. 12:31pm 
I would definitely buy if there were a Linux version.
Elias 31. jul 2013 kl. 8:11am 
I'd buy instantly if this was available on Steam for Linux
Areso 19. dec 2013 kl. 11:41pm 
Is this game working in WINE? Anybody know?
Anyway, I'd like to see this game with Linux support.
dilworks 20. dec 2013 kl. 11:32am 
Simple cheatsheet for game porting odds to Linux/SteamOS:

- Western AAA: Slim chance, unless if Valve first-party, or some other exception (Metro:LL). Might grow in the upcoming months if Steam Machines are a hit.
- Japanese AAA: NOPE. Most of these don't even get PC ports (and the few times they get one, it's mostly CRAP), it's console or NO-THING.
- Indie (western): Big, if requested enough. Most devs will port (or at least promise a port). Most of those are developed in multiplatform engines (Unity, Source... UDK however is a pain), so porting isn't that difficult (save for specific cases).
- Doujinsoft (japanese indie): Next to zero. Custom engines heavily tied to Windows. Next to no interest on other platforms (not even Mac!). The few games produced on well-known multiplatform engines (Unity, Squirrel, Ren'Py) rarely have anything beyond a buggy Mac port (again, devs simply don't care)

Or if we put it on a scale:

Indie (western) --------> Western AAA ----------> Doujinsoft ---------------------> Japanese AAA

But a man can dream... I basically make exceptions these day solely for japanese games on Windows, because I know the sad facts. For everything else? No Linux port, no buy.
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