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Just wanted to know if TellTale is thinking of making their games for other platforms as well? Linux and Mac OS (X) for example? I can tell you a few good reasons why that would be a good idea, but first I'd just like to know if TT is even interested in something in this direction. (that, and the fact that I have to study for my next exam!)

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    Anonymous

    linux would be nice,so all Linux geeks buy the game B-)

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    Anonymous

    Yea, I'm pretty sure a lot of oldskool adventure and RPG gamers have switched to Linux "lately" (including me) - since there was no reason to stay with Windows.

    I'm willing to claim that I fit into the adventure-gamers' generation (being born in 1983) and from what I can see, quite a number of this generation started looking at Linux as a great alternative to Windows. I, for instance, use Linux since 1996 and the only reason that brought be back to Windows (as dual-boot!) could be a good game that didn't have a Linux port. That happened only twice in that period - once it was because of NWN, when it wasn't ported yet.

    But since in my eyes - and I guess we're all here on the TellTale forums for the same reason - there hasn't been a good enough Windows-only game in the past decade, I don't plan on having (and buying!) an expensive OS clogging my disk to just sit there waiting for the good times to return. I'm more then willing to pay a fair price for a good game - that has nothing to do with the fact that (almost) all software I use, including games and the OS itself are free. But I'm not willing to buy a whole OS (and another disk!) to just play a game - that's one (or two) expenses too much!

    I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who thinks this way.

    On a side note: if you'd stick with open-standards, you could save some money on the creation of the games - let's say you use ogg/vorbis instead of mp3, because you don't need to pay for the usage (like you do with mp3!). Also you might take some open-source tools (or even engines) to lighten your bills.

    I know this post isn't the most coherent in forum-history, but I've got waaaaay too much things on my mind to clean it up. ...sorry :(

    P.S. Words can't describe the happiness I felt when I first read about TT's start and plans! I hope you can repeat that feeling with making games that I can actually play!

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    Anonymous

    dont think they release a linux port (i hope it for you)
    but i dont think they will Support Comunism :D ;)

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    Anonymous

    [quote]dont think they release a linux port (i hope it for you)
    but i dont think they will Support Comunism :D ;)[/quote]

    Didn't know that using free and open source software [FOSS] says anything about the ideological or to which pollitical line you count yourself.
    While we're at it ...I didn't even know I was communist! In all these years! Who would have though?!? *gasp* I guess I have to call to the Voting commision and tell them that I voted oposite of my nature!!

    Oh, and in case you didn't know - you're just "supporting communism" as much as I do and TellTales did it even a bit more with putting up this forum. mvnForum is FOSS, as you can clearly guess from the GPL license stated on their download page.

    You'd be surprised how much of your so called "communist" software and technology you use :D [:)>-]

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    Anonymous

    [quote][quote]dont think they release a linux port (i hope it for you)
    but i dont think they will Support Comunism :D ;)[/quote]

    Didn't know that using free and open source software [FOSS] says anything about the ideological or to which pollitical line you count yourself.
    While we're at it ...I didn't even know I was communist! In all these years! Who would have though?!? *gasp* I guess I have to call to the Voting commision and tell them that I voted oposite of my nature!!

    Oh, and in case you didn't know - you're just "supporting communism" as much as I do and TellTales did it even a bit more with putting up this forum. mvnForum is FOSS, as you can clearly guess from the GPL license stated on their download page.

    You'd be surprised how much of your so called "communist" software and technology you use :D [:)>-][/quote]


    i was just joking :D

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    Anonymous

    [quote]
    i was just joking :D[/quote]

    I know ...I didn't take your "teasing" really seriously as you can see. But I did use it to try to avoid flames from someone who didn't understand your joke.

    Trust me ...when you've been using GNU/Linux for such a long time, you've gone through a lot of very harsh abuse by M$ die-hards (and some wierd anti-communism wierdos O_o*) ...It takes quite a bit more to make me mad wink

    * those can be wierd - never experienced communism or even socialism, never even learned anything about it. maybe "had a grandpa who fought in the war against commies" and then they presume you're a "communist pig", because you use FOSS. *shivers while remembering an incident with such a freak*

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    Anonymous

    I'm very happy that the good old adventures run flawlessly on my debian box (using scummvm ) - Hopefully this will be the case for future telltale games too :D

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    Anonymous

    [quote]I'm very happy that the good old adventures run flawlessly on my debian box (using scummvm ) - Hopefully this will be the case for future telltale games too :D[/quote]

    That would be awesome, but somehow I seriously doubt that 3d games work on ScummVM. So I guess we either have to convience TellTale to make a port, or hope it plays under Wine (god, please, not Transgaming!)

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    Anonymous

    MI 4 And Grim fandago worked file with me in ScummVM

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    Anonymous

    EMI and GF both use the GRIME engine, don't they? So how could they work with ScummVM? (I wish they did, though--then I could play EMI with OS X.)

    Anyway, back on topic...speaking as a Mac user who only owns one PC that's old enough to qualify for retirement benefits...including a Mac port or making the game Mac/PC hybrid would just about make my millenium. I would love you forever.

    Thank you. That is all. ;)

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