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Linux version news

Discussion in 'Racer' started by gazoo, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Hello guys,

    it has been a while already I was playing Racer on linux. Now I got the time again and wanted to see the progress of it but I see that the linux version has been discontinued. Is this just a temporary state, or is this for good?

    I have seen some guys being able to run it with wine, but that's not my case. I didn't manage to run it under wine.

    Please, tell me the news.

  2. There have been almost no news about a linux version for a few years now, I think.

    Honestly, developing games for linux is quite hard, since there are so many more issues with different distros and graphics drivers etc.

    Why can't you just set up a dual-boot system with a secondary Windows installation for gaming?
    (I myself have a triple-boot system with Fedora12, Win7 and WinXP; If I had a Mac, I would probably also setup a dual or triple boot system with Windows and Linux).
  3. KS95

    RACER Moderator

    I used Linux for ages and was able to play Racer with Wine. Although it runs a lot smoother now I have Windows 7.

    +1 for dual/triple/quad-boot.
  4. Well, I am Linux only user and I see no reason for developing Linux version of Racer. I have 3 Windows Racer betas currently active - v0.6.5.5; v0.8.8.1 and v0.8.32. They are all working with no issues on Wine 1.3.17 in Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.2 64bit. Issues that a Linux user might have are probably no different than those of average Windows user, mainly a video card that is not able to run latest cg versions, or trying to run old non-cg content on a newer cg Racer. I would rather see Ruud putting his efforts into enhancing Windows Racer than developing Linux support for it..
  5. Yes guys, your arguments are quite reasonable and I agree with you. I'm not a fan of a dualboot system, so I'll try to fix my issues with wine and run it that way then.

    Have a good day!
  6. Why not? Just curious...
  7. Data corruption with some tools :) That was my bad in the old times.

    But basically it is the philosophy behind - I don't want to adjust myself and buy a different system because of 1 or 2 apps that don't run on my current system. I want the developers to adjust to my need (not talking about Ruud, but in general) And for those who had done so, they know I reward them generously.

    As I said, just a philosophy... ;-)

    But I think after several years, I need to reinstall my system. All the new driver releases I haven't been catching up for 5 or 6 years...