Pipacs Apr 23, 2013 @ 7:25am
Any chance for Linux version?
Hey, it's a good game, and as I see, it's still got support. I would love to see a Linux version of it. Since Valve porting Source to Linux, I think (hope :) ) it would be easy to do it. So, what do you think, any chance for Linux version? :)
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Alzarath Apr 23, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
Seeing as I don't own Windows and refuse to get it, I too would be very much benefitted from this.
Stu Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:51am 
Sorry, currently a Linux version is not planned. The game seems to run fine through Wine if it helps…
Captain Havoc Aug 23, 2013 @ 4:49pm 
A Linux version would be excellent. I love this game, but I hate Windows. The problem with using WINE is that Steam won't allow you to install the game in the first place if you're on Linux, so you don't even have the opportunity to use it with WINE. And using Windows Steam under WINE, I can say from first-hand experience, is just horrible. But, I'm sure a bunch of Linux users would love to give this game a shot.
Megaflux Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:53am 
if you arent going to use windows dont play games... its pretty simple really. i dont know why this constantly comes up, i always think of you linux guys as really intelligent. not that i have a use for linux personally being a full time gamer and all, but i know damn well if i want to make a stable machine that is all but impervious to viruses i give people linux. how can you be smart enough to deal with linux but NOT smart enough to pick up on the fact that if you want to play games you should be running windows? its like you are trying to repurpose a ferrari to plow fields.. sure it can be done (via all your various windows emulator type things) but its still ice skating up hill.
Pipacs Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:53am 
Why should I use Windows, when I can use Linux? Valve just ported most of its games (exept 5 for now, but they are on their way) and Steam to Linux, as well as Double Fine and so on, even Metro: Last Light will be on Linux in a few months.
Linux is as viable (if not more viable) platform for gaming as Windows.
Archlich Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:35pm 
How much whining would it take to make you change your plans?

EDIT: Be careful what you wish for. I have seen buggy Linux ports. For example, my brother has to play Killing Floor on Windows because graphical its glitches on Linux are unbearable.
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SalamatiQus Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:24pm 
Originally posted by Archlich:
my brother has to play Killing Floor on Windows because graphical its glitches on Linux are unbearable

I agree KF has serious bugs to fix on their linux port. But E.Y.E is done on Source and Source has almost all games ported to linux. I think it is now much easier to port E.Y.E, the only case is Streumon's own patches to Source.
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Stu Sep 3, 2013 @ 8:22am 
We have ourselves modified the Source Engine version we used. Starting on a Source engine version supporting Linux and merging our own work would be a really huge work that is not currently planned.
DNW Jan 11 @ 12:38pm 
this[indiegames.com] might be interesting for the developers to read

Originally posted by http://indiegames.com:
Even at such a low price, the revenue from the flash sale exceeded the total revenue of the Autumn Sale and the rest of the Holiday Sale combined. It was also during this sale that the Mac and Linux ports finally recouped their development cost, with an unexpected 11% of purchases during those eight hours coming from Linux users.
Stu Jan 16 @ 3:09am 
Read it, but I have to say a port is still not in the current plans.
Crystal Jan 16 @ 5:16am 
It seems to me that developers dont like Linux
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=216930710
cort7612 Jan 16 @ 9:49pm 
I kinda have to chime in here, I have played EYE on WINE from Steam in WINE, and yes it runs, but its really choppy. See, WINE doesn't support multiple cores, & I have an 8 Core Desktop CPU at 3.1GHz. Now I don't know about anyone else, but playing a choppy game on a powerhouse of a machine like that is just.....wrong. Especially one as epic and awesome as this game. If WINE ever gets multi core support then maybe, but I would much rather a Linux port of the game, making it native Linux.

Another little thing that shows that is Silent Hill 2 for the PC. It HATES multiple cores, but on WINE it runs without any issues at all. On the same machine, but with WIndows, you have to do core affinity to make the game run ok.

Linux is my main machine Operating system now, it is faster in everything, more stable, and all kinds of things, it's just the games. Now I know Stu has said multiple times that the Linux port is not a plan at this time, & I don't blame them, but as time goes on I really hope that goes into affect, and a Linux version is made. It would make the most awesome and epic Present ever, and I have gotten some pretty awesome presents before (mainly from myself, like the Desktop I use lol)

@Megaflux
Yes, games are more for Windows, however there are many people that don't want to either use WINE (that would be me, its terrible) or Dual boot with Windows. I want one Operating system for all my needs, Linux does all except my games & Google Drive. In the past 6 months I have used Windows for at most 3 hours, literally. Why should we have to shut down all that we are doing, just so we can play games on an operating system that does nothing of what we want except games? Each person has their own needs or wants for their system, and not everyone wants to use the space or time of Windows when Linux uses less of both. I would do what I can to help Stu out, but I am not a coder or anything like that. I advocate for EYE whenever I can, on Facebook, or Google+ just because it's so awesome. People may even get tired of me talking about it (like with this comment, as long as it is).

This comes up alot, and while I REALLY want it, Stu has to make the decision, and if they say its alot of work, well I am out of luck, and can't play the game till I either boot Windows (which is rare for me now, in fact the last time I booted Windows I had 20 updates for Windows, and EVERY program on it had an update, that is about 50 programs, not a lite thing) or until thye get a Linux version, which isn't gonna be anytime soon sadly. So for now, EYE goes on the wayside. :'(

I greatly respect Stu for this game, and am willing to wait, but Pipacs, don't count on it being anytime soon just as I am doing.
Stu Feb 14 @ 1:43am 
Barasuishou薔薇水晶 > Actually you’re wrong, it has been done by an artist who wants to make wink at Linux.

So we would love to do a Linux version, but it was not possible for us at the first release and now it will still need some resource that we need to use in other way.
I’m sorry for that, I can’t make it be a promise but I think we have to add this feature in our next game, but in E.Y.E, in the state of things it will require too much for us.
Uboa Backed REFLEX Apr 12 @ 6:48pm 
At least the developers are responding politely. Is there any chance of at least trying a slimmed down custom WINE wrapper? I know it's not the ideal solution but it's better than nothing.
Either way, thank you for actually responding instead of leaving your fans in the dark or making vague promises like most devs do. While being upfront with bad news is hard, it's respectful and a good thing for a company to do.
awbananna May 8 @ 9:47pm 
Thank you Stu, for responding to this question. I normally use Linux as well, but I think if WINE is the only option, I will have to keep EYE on the windows computer.

My husband has tried Steam through WINE... not pretty.
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