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Possibility of Future Linux Support
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Scarlet Thread Offline
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Post: #1
Possibility of Future Linux Support
With the recent push for game development on Linux by Valve and many other developers, is there any possibility of having Linux supported by the engine in the future.

I'm not talking necessarily any time soon as there are other features that I would prefer sooner. I just think it would be a good thing to plan for the future. With the way Windows is going there's no knowing what will happen and Linux seems to be finally proving itself. Valve has found that it's games even perform better on Linux.

Just a thought.

p.s. I'm not a Linux fanboy. In fact I was against it at one point, However, I'm willing to eat my words on that because it seems that it is becoming much more popular that I had originally imagined and don't want to get left behind with the times.

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02-17-2013 03:48 AM
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fuzzylr Offline
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Post: #2
RE: Possibility of Future Linux Support
I like Linux. Especially for hosting. However, Linux is still far from being completitive being as there are still far to many different variations of it. I to would like to would like to see support for lLnux servers anyways.

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02-17-2013 04:52 AM
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dylantan Offline
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Post: #3
RE: Possibility of Future Linux Support
I would like to see Linux Server to be supported as well and this could be useful feature in the future especially to supporting online gaming. However I am skeptical about Linux desktop and in my humble opinion, they still represent very low user base. As much as Valves wish to support linux desktop, I don't think Linux would go far at this moment nor will it pick up anytime soon except for small niche. However enabling support for linux would be good in the future.
02-18-2013 01:25 AM
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aceio76 Offline
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Post: #4
RE: Possibility of Future Linux Support
There is already a feature request for Linux support, and I support it:
http://www.esenthel.com/community/showth...8#pid31408

It might make sense to merge this with the existing.
02-18-2013 02:15 AM
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Fex Offline
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Post: #5
RE: Possibility of Future Linux Support
Wine + xvfb should let you run an Esenthel based server like Ineisis through a terminal command line (the SQLITE version).
(This post was last modified: 02-18-2013 07:27 PM by Fex.)
02-18-2013 07:27 PM
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Rogus Offline
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Post: #6
RE: Possibility of Future Linux Support
What about performance ? It makes no sense to run the server on Linux if it would be much slower and allow less players to play.

I would like to see esenthel server on linux without wine wink
02-18-2013 08:38 PM
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gwald Offline
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Post: #7
RE: Possibility of Future Linux Support
(02-18-2013 07:27 PM)Fex Wrote:  Wine + xvfb should let you run an Esenthel based server like Ineisis through a terminal command line (the SQLITE version).


lol good one!!! Linux does what wintendo don't pfft

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02-18-2013 10:21 PM
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