June 30th, 2003 by Alkini
The last we heard about cut-scenes in the Linux Neverwinter Nights client was that Tux Games is shipping a version of the client with a stand-alone video player that willplay the appropriate video based on your location in the game. That was following information stating that there was going to be no native support forthe video because the Bink codec was being used for the videos and no Linux port of it existed contraryto previous statements. So, going on a tip from Matthew Johnson, Iemailed Mitch Soule at RAD Game Tools, the developers of Bink, and Mitch had this to say about a Linux version ofBink:
Yes we are working on it now and is should be shipping in the next couple weeks.
The cost will be the same at PC which is $5,000 for a one game license.
So, with a Linux version finally shipping, I wrote to a developer at Bioware to see if they had plans to include native support for playing cut-scenes, butI haven’t heard back from him yet. What do you think? If Bioware has to pay $5k to license Bink, do you think it’s worth it at this point?
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