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merig00 #1 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 16:13

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Hi guys and gals. What do you think about an idea of porting WoT to Linux. Would you like it? Is it a viable project? Please leave your input in the comments. Would you play WoT on Linux? Would you be able to help out and volunteer your time and knowledge in case developers decide to port WoT to Linux?

CerVus #2 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 16:28

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That's great idea. I realy love Linux, but it is hard to find some good native game.

Karel_CZ #3 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 16:51

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Thats really great idea. I would LOVE to have WOT on linux native.  :)

Lanarius #4 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 16:53

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The only thing that holds me from getting linux is that there aren´t lots of games and it is so complicated to use wine with modifications and all that stuff. It would be totally awesome if you guys could get WoT up and runnning on Linux without any bigger issues.

*looking for his linux mint live CD*

MadCat #5 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 17:12

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First, I don't see why people are giving the OP negative reputation, but okay...

Second, yes, I'd love to see a Linux port. Suggestion: take a look at CCP Games and how they've teamed up with Cedega (or whatever they are called these days) to bring their game to Linux and Mac.

panzergulo #6 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 17:44

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As a Linux user, yes, I would like to see a native Linux port for this game. Currently I am using both Ubuntu and Windows XP, even if I use Windows only to play games. Sure, I play other games in addition of this game, but still, it would reduce my time rebooting my computer to switch the operating system.

So yeah. If there was a native port to Linux for World of Tanks, I would be at least willing to try it out.

enigmalegend #7 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 19:09

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i was looking at Cedega's website and it looks very promising

http://www.cedega.com

Angalacon #8 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 19:51

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I know one person with Linux and he doesn't game at all. I know a dozen people with Macs who are always looking for more games. Is Linux a better money maker do you think? Doesn't seem so in my experience.

I'm not saying anything negative about Linux here, just questioning whether it would be worth the dev's effort once released to the public.

MadCat #9 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 19:57

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View PostMorrigan, on Jan 03 2011 - 19:51, said:

I know one person with Linux and he doesn't game at all. I know a dozen people with Macs who are always looking for more games. Is Linux a better money maker do you think? Doesn't seem so in my experience.

I'm not saying anything negative about Linux here, just questioning whether it would be worth the dev's effort once released to the public.

It's a chicken and egg problem really, the reason I still have Windows around is because I need it to play games, and the reason people don't want to do Linux ports is because there aren't much gamers using Linux because they're using Windows to run their games.

Most games I play run fine under Wine, WoT I haven't tried yet mostly because I'd need to do a Linux install on my desktop machine, but if Wargaming can team up with the Cedega crew so Cedega will put extra effort into getting WoT to work properly, then I'd be tickled pink and I'll be using Linux full-time :)

I think, one way or the other, it shouldn't be too much hassle to get something working on Linux - then again I might be wrong - but it should be worth the effort given that *if* WoT runs on Linux with Cedega, it will also run on MacOS X - which would be an instant bonus because then you reach a bigger audience one way or the other. More eyeballs on the game = more people paying to play in the long run.

But yeah, YMMV, etc.

tinkerer #10 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 20:11

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Yes please :P Wine is just not enough...

Ravager #11 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 22:01

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Personally I'm not using Linux, but I have a lot of friends who do and who'd prolly start playing WoT on it. Yes, Linux port would be awesome!

surfing86 #12 Posted Jan 03 2011 - 23:22

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I would LOVE to have WOT on linux native.

Kolvin #13 Posted Jan 04 2011 - 03:14

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The problem is that you need directX to run the game.

I don't expect BigWorld to do an openGL port any time soon.

I take that back. BigWorld is hiring openGL programmers. Maybe in the future?

Beurre_De_Raie #14 Posted Jan 04 2011 - 10:54

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I know I would use it under Linux for sure! The only reason I haven't totally switch is because of the gaming.

pirdulis #15 Posted Jan 04 2011 - 15:05

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Yes, please! i would like to play WoT on Ubuntu!

tul #16 Posted Jan 04 2011 - 17:07

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Yes please! a native linux port is a great idea.

Eliminateur #17 Posted Jan 04 2011 - 17:29

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i'm the odd one out it seems: NO

no need for linux port when it's at best a extremely minuscule portion of the OS pie and even minusucler part in WoT community, it would simply add another codepath and issues to maintain.

maybe, maaaaaaaaaaybe when game is live, stable(v1.0 maybe?), able to utilize at least 2 cores and devs have time for side projects instead of pressing "main" game design/bugfix then it could be considered, at this point?, waste of resources best channeled to bug and performance improvements(specially the SMP problem, but afaik it's a bigworld issue outside of WG control)

kubahot #18 Posted Jan 04 2011 - 17:59

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World of Tanks is the only reason why I keep windows on hdd...
if U can help me with run WoT on Ubuntu 10.10 pls PM me,
I tried solution on wine hq and it still not working :-/ .

Linux port will be greatest news about this game to me :-)

me and my friends waiting for it !!!

Wolvenhaven #19 Posted Jan 05 2011 - 19:20

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Yes.  I'd more or less ditch windows entirely, I only use it for games.  All my real work is done in a real operating system that costs $200 less than a buggy, insecure POS like windows.

kulve #20 Posted Jan 09 2011 - 12:44

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View Postmerig00, on Jan 03 2011 - 16:13, said:

Would you like it? Is it a viable project? Would you play WoT on Linux? Would you be able to help out and volunteer your time and knowledge in case developers decide to port WoT to Linux?

Yes, yes, yes, yes.




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