LINUXGAMES

No Nomads Client

June 13th, 2002 by Alkini

After seeing the E3 coverage of the upcoming Nomads game, I decided to check with CDV (the game’s publisher) to see what the status of the Linux client is. Radon Labs (the developers of Nomads) have the game running in Linux, but, until now, CDV hasn’t told us anything about making a Linux client available. So, after emailing CDV I got this brief email response: I’m sorry but we haven’t any plans to release a linux version of Project Nomads. Ugh.

10 Responses to “No Nomads Client”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    you don’t say. Expect an email like this from Bioware in a few days.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Sorry to sound like a troll but Nomads looks like crap anyway.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    As long as neverwinter nights releases the linux version, I’ll be happy.

  4. root_42 Says:

    Isn’t the Nomad engine LGPL’ed or something like that? So what’s the big deal of writing another client? :-)
    Nah, I know this is stupid, but CDV official opinion and the stuff that Radon is doing might be two different sides of a coin. Maybe we’ll get some unsupported Linux client… who knows. Anyone remember xquake? Now that was unofficial…

  5. root_42 Says:

    Isn’t the Nomad engine LGPL’ed or something like that? So what’s the big deal of writing another client? :-)
    Nah, I know this is stupid, but CDV official opinion and the stuff that Radon is doing might be two different sides of a coin. Maybe we’ll get some unsupported Linux client… who knows. Anyone remember xquake? Now that was unofficial…

  6. byte_bandit Says:

    port port port!

  7. clump Says:

    Looks like a fair amount of trolling from our friend at 66.153.56.194. Glad to have you aboard, no really.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Wouldn’t the fact that the engine is running in linux and that you can download it and compile it yourself mean that you could in essence just buy the game, copy the data files over, and run it on linux anyhow?

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I’m sorry you’re upset at the facts. The fact is that the major ports are not going to come to linux anytime soon because there is no viable market. The facts are that the major ports that have come out for linux have done poorly. The fact is , that no matter how much you want to ACT like it’s different, it’s not. So excuse me if I’m telling things the way they are. It’s a HUGE uphill battle for us now. Amiga and Mac are different archietectures. Companies port for them because there’s no way for someone with PPC arch to run a company’s intel software. Linux(i386) is a bit different.

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