The Linux Situation

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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:25 pm

I keep looking for a survey of users that also dual boot Windows.
I suspect its at least in the 90's.
Surely you have better things to worry about.
For all you know a substitute for Node-Webkit could show up any time, and its not like a web version is not viable.
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:29 pm

A web version is not viable for a variety of reasons, Steam being the main one.
There are of course better things to worry about, but you seem to be the only one who thinks it's not a concern.

For instance, Humble Bundle won't even take your game if it doesn't support Linux. There's definitely demand there.
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:47 pm

The hardcore Linux users( which you pretty much have to be if you are a regular user ) will usually find a way.
Hell I got it to work on a really old pc using an offshoot of Ubunto, and I'm a novice at best.
Also don't forget there are more flavors than Baskin Robins, and most can switch between those with ease.
Oh, and dont forget Wine, has anyone tried Wine?
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:06 pm

newt wrote:The hardcore Linux users( which you pretty much have to be if you are a regular user ) will usually find a way.
Hell I got it to work on a really old pc using an offshoot of Ubunto, and I'm a novice at best.
Also don't forget there are more flavors than Baskin Robins, and most can switch between those with ease.
Oh, and dont forget Wine, has anyone tried Wine?

Linux users aren't second class citizens, the responsibility of "finding a way" lies with the developer if they want to claim Linux support, for anything but the most basic levels of proficiency by the end user. Wine doesn't count as "Linux support".

In addition, Linux represents a bigger market than mac, as well as being a prerequisite for many marketplaces, such as the IndieBundle, mentioned by the OP.
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:38 pm

Luckily they can pick a distro it does work on, and BOOM... Linux support.
BTW I think you can throw out the "second class citizens" part when you start talking about proficiency having anything to do with it.
I say that as "finding a way" is the only way for the novice Linux user.
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:41 pm

The issue here is not whether Linux export is 'worth it', it's the fact that part of C2's advertized functionality is broken and in need of fixing.
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:47 pm

The problem is, that Scirra can't really fix this. The node-webkit dude must do this.
Maybe Scirra could leverage their userbase a bit. "We have 1.5 million angry users. It would be a shame if they knew where you live." Go all Don Corleone on him :-)
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:51 pm

Yeah, I know, that is the annoying issue. Linux support is clearly stated on their site, so I'd be very surprised if it doesn't work for non-C2 applications - the issue is probably C2's features/implementation of NW. So, I fear that we'll go years with neither party really taking any responsibility for getting it fixed.
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:53 pm

No, everyone else has the same problem with NW. It's not a C2 implementation issue.

*Edit: Don't worry, I'm not the kind of guy to let them off the hook easily. But this time it really isn't their fault.
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:06 pm

@Eisenhans oh OK, fair enough. I didn't look into it too much to be honest, just seems like a weird problem for them to have left standing for so long.
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