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ID Software Moving Further Away From Linux, QuakeLive Going Native

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So id Software are moving Quake Live from a browser game to a native game, the bad news is they won't be supporting Linux (Or Mac).

This is after their most recent game Rage not getting a Linux client at all.
QuoteWill there be Mac/Linux support?
We will be unable to support Mac and Linux clients with this transition. While we have reports from our testers that the game works through emulation or virtualization software, we are unable to support native Mac and Linux versions. If you’re using Mac and Linux and have a paid subscription, you will only be able to access the game using emulation or virtualization software.


Is that a joke, Quake Live is not going to support Linux, sadly not a joke. I wonder what exactly they are doing to make it not be compatible with Linux and even Mac.

With so many companies jumping into bed with Linux id's stance lately is quite shocking. One of our previous champions has fallen folks.

With Team Fortress 2 out on Linux now anyway is it really that big of an issue? I find TF2 to be all around a far better game than QL.

What are your thoughts? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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tuxisagamer Nov 8, 2013
Tis a sad day in the Shire when ID decides to make a native game that will not have a Linux version.
killx_den Nov 8, 2013
It is sad, I really like QL. Won't buy anymore games from ID, fuck them, I have enough steam games now, thanks to Valve. 
kabamaru Nov 8, 2013
I think the age when Quake was something significant for Linux (or any other platform) has passed.
MaximB Nov 8, 2013
Why would anyone play QuakeLive, which is based on Quake 3 Arena, a 14 year old game!?
Sure it's sad that id software is no longer Linux friendly, but I won't cry about this game and you shouldn't too.

id software said that only a very insignificant % of QuakeLive players, are Linux users.
n30p1r4t3 Nov 8, 2013
Quake Style games are pretty much all Linux has had for years leading up to this recent resurgence of Linux gaming, so another one? No thank you, but from all the Linux games that would/do play, screw you ID.
Jebril Nov 8, 2013
I want the old Quake and Doom games on Linux, along with a Rage port please.
dimko Nov 8, 2013
It is very sad news.
I don't understand ID.
They will have special place in my heart.
And no, I won't say, "fuck them" in many more ways than you imagine - we have more games on Linux thanks to them!
ID please change your mind, i still hope to play Rage one day.
Sslaxx Nov 8, 2013
Amusing people are whining (or even surprised) about this. The writing has been on the wall for years (since the Bethesda acquisition certainly). No TTimo and no Carmack means no support for Linux internally. This also means there'll be no release of id Tech 5 (4 was by the skin of its teeth).
Guest Nov 8, 2013
Honestly, give a damn. While iD have been okay with their support and Doom 3 / Quake 4 were mildly entertaining, none of their games have ever lived up to the original Doom. I don't really get why people make such a song and dance about them personally.

Every time John Carmack talks, all I hear is "wah wah wah" noises now.
Quoting: Quote from dimkowe have more games on Linux thanks to them!

I'd thank Timothee Besset far more for that than iD as a whole.
richie442 Nov 8, 2013
Well, i personaly don't care so much, QuakeLive wasn't my cup of tea. Don't get me wrong, I spent hours of playing Quake III: Arena( which works on linux) and i loved OpenArena. But this "quake" was just.. I don't know. Of course it's sad, that developers are not going to support Linux or Mac and it's bad for those who liked this game, but hey, we are getting support from others, so don't be sad and there a lot of similiar games :)
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