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Crytek Job Listing Reveals Intent to Bring CryEngine to Linux

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July 17, 2013 7:35:27 PM

That'd be a tough job. No DirectX. You'd have to write it all over in GL.
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July 17, 2013 7:36:07 PM

Very good news to see more Linux support.
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July 17, 2013 10:02:39 PM

I guess Windows 8 is THAT bad.
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July 17, 2013 10:11:21 PM

This is great news. Now if we could only get some real support from AMD for their graphics drivers I'd be set.
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July 17, 2013 10:56:43 PM

If I can play decent games on Linux, I will never buy another Windows license ever again!
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July 17, 2013 11:10:09 PM

brandonjclark said:
That'd be a tough job. No DirectX. You'd have to write it all over in GL.
One could just write an adapter layer with DirectX interface and OpenGL implementation and run the engine on top of that. Easier said than done, I guess.
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July 17, 2013 11:35:00 PM

Steam+Linux. Big step forward.
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July 18, 2013 2:43:26 AM

This sounds like the job from hell! You would really need to know your stuff, windows, linux, direct x, and opengl programming environments.
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July 18, 2013 6:12:55 AM

Direct3D -> OpenGL libraries already exist, likely CryEngine uses some sort of wrapper interface already. So shouldn't be all that bad graphics-wise, but DirectX is much more than just D3D.
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July 18, 2013 6:43:16 AM

Crytek sure does release some beautiful games... but I feel their money would be better spent on community and game support. They pretty much abandoned Crysis 3 MP with all of the community up in a roar about it being unbalanced, unmonitored, and unsupported by Crytek staff. Still, it was better managed than C2 MP was but Crytek really needs to invest in long term support and updates before I will continue buying their products.
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July 18, 2013 9:08:43 AM

brandonjclark said:
That'd be a tough job. No DirectX. You'd have to write it all over in GL.


martel80 said:
brandonjclark said:
That'd be a tough job. No DirectX. You'd have to write it all over in GL.
One could just write an adapter layer with DirectX interface and OpenGL implementation and run the engine on top of that. Easier said than done, I guess.


I fail to see how intelligent responses get downvoted while poorly thought out responses get upvoted on Tom's. An adapter layer is a bad choice for several reasons including performance. The entire lower layer will have to be rewritten in a cross platform system (though that may be partially done already).

My guess is that this isn't being done for Linux per se but to open the engine to Android devices and the mobile market.
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