4A Games have confirmed in an official 10th anniversary update post today that Metro Exodus is still going to release for Linux and macOS as well.
They gave a small overview in the post about what's been going on like celebrating the first release of Metro 2033 which arrived back in March 2010. Not only that, they recently got acquired by Embracer Group who also control Koch Media, Saber Interactive, THQ Nordic and others. Specifically, 4A Games are now an independently run subsidiary of Saber Interactive.
For people waiting on official Linux support for Metro Exodus, there's good news. While it has been confirmed for a while now, they have been somewhat quiet on it. When mentioning about bringing it to the latest consoles with the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 they also said this:
Aside from these enhanced versions for Gen 9, we recently brought Metro Exodus to more players through Amazon’s ‘Luna’ streaming service; and we’re also working on dedicated Linux* and Mac versions of the game. We’ll share more information about these closer to release.
Also confirmed is a new Metro game that is officially under development. They're not sharing anything on that, other than it being built for all modern tech as it's targeting PCs and the latest consoles. 4A also confirmed their commitment to "delivering a great story driven single player experience". On top of that, with Saber's help they're exploring a proper multiplayer Metro title but it's not clear if it will be part of the next Metro game or a title by itself.
I like keeping the definition of 'emulator' because then I don't have to explain every time I use it whether I'm talking about hardware or software. It's an explanation in itself, unless of course you have people watering down its meaning. So, yes, I insist that emulator means 'software that imitates hardware.'
Incidentally, Wine for ARM by itself runs Windows ARM executables in Linux. To run Windows x86/AMD64 executables, you need to use an emulator (usually qemu) somewhere in you chain. The nice thing about some of the newer implementations is that you don't have to emulate an entire system but only part of it.
Last edited by Shmerl on 1 December 2020 at 1:32 am UTC
Quoting: ShmerlI also don't see why it's such terrible thing to use even more original meaning of the word emulation ;) Hardware emulation doesn't define every other use.Ha, because there really is no such thing as a hardware based emulator, but a hardware based recreation.
Let's take for example something like the Atari 5200. It can play 2600 games with an adapter. But if you take this adapter apart, it is basically a 2600 inside a case that wires up the TV output to the 2600 bits. It is all hardware.
Then we go to the Genesis / Mega Drive and playing sega Master System games. The base converter is just a remap of the cart pins, as the SMS hardware is already pretty much present in the Genesis.
Same goes for PS3 and playing PS2/1 games for the Phat one, the early ones had actual hardware inside them to run the previous systems' games. The newer versions can't because they strioped that hardware out to be cheaper.
PS4 / PS5 can only emulate the older systems, which is why you can't just pop any old game into them.
That is where the distinction is important.
The wrapper / emulation is a little blurrier, except as said, a wrapper or translator is more about translating API calls to run the software of another operating system. Emulation of course means that there is a layer where the attempt is made to translate machine language of the original hardware into software calls.
The reason most people get annoyed when people label things wrong is there is a level of effort difference. A lot of reverse engineering and debugging and testing go into each of them, but there is definitely a different level of knowledge when it comes to needing to emulate multiple chips in software.
But we should all know this, knowing that there is more specific knowledge to really use Linux at a high level too. Well, I know this is a gaming site, so I know I shouldn't assume we all felt the fun of installing Linux off floppy drives and 1200 baud modems. :p
It's a complex combination of different tools, so a description that highlights its main goal - i.e. imitation of Windows (emulation of it) is perfectly fine in my opinion.
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Quoting: scaineI should have known better to raise the emulator thing on GOL...
Ubuntu Unity was among the best DE's in existence
Glad I got all that off my chest. And it's Friday! Roll on the weekend. Have a good one, everyone!
I agree with everything you said except this unity is a punishment in some countries but everything else a very articulate ree
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoMore Linux depot activity detected....All I see is macOS activity, am I looking at the wrong place?
Quoting: omer666Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoMore Linux depot activity detected....All I see is macOS activity, am I looking at the wrong place?
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Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoYes, updated 5 months ago?Quoting: omer666Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoMore Linux depot activity detected....All I see is macOS activity, am I looking at the wrong place?
The Linux depot is the 412023
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