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Ryan "Icculus" Gordon [Official Site, Twitter], the man responsible for maintaining many development tools like SDL 2 and who ported many games to Linux, is looking for new games to port. The fun thing is, he doesn't require payment since he's funded by his Patreon.

He's had contracts with Valve, Epic Games, Activision, Google, Crytek and plenty more. He has a lot of awesome work under his belt!

From his new post:
Quote[…]If there's a developer that you think would be interested in getting a Linux port done by a guy that they don't have to pay, let me know. Hell, let them know about me! Let's see if we can get some conversations going with some developers that are sitting on the fence!

This is a pretty interesting way to get Linux ports done. Ryan has hit over $750 a month on Patreon now, so any ports he does as a result of this directly, will be funded by his Patreon, not the original game developer.

I've seen the discussion of crowdfunding Linux ports come up here and there, but this is one of the times that it might work. So, if you know any, send the developer to him and we may see more Linux games get ported as a result.

Will be very fun to see what comes out of this.
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OLucasZanella 21 August 2017 at 4:04 pm UTC
I wouldn't mind he tried Skyrim. Bethesda people were fine with OpenMW, so I think they might consider it. But I'd bet on a more recent game.
RTheren 21 August 2017 at 4:07 pm UTC
First, he needs to finish Medal of Honor AA port xD
Leopard 21 August 2017 at 4:09 pm UTC
LeopardApology for what? For this?

No, for this:

Then we must apology from VP for life threats or other kind of abysmal things.

It is not related to Cdpr at all.
Zelox 21 August 2017 at 4:26 pm UTC
This is so beautiful
Elite Dangerous, problem here is, it updates very often :/.
And No man sky would be cool aswell.

ziabiceTake that, Capitalism!

You are aware that this is capitalism at work?
GoL is also capitalism at work.
The free market.

Last edited by Zelox at 21 August 2017 at 4:49 pm UTC. Edited 3 times.
DamonLinuxPL 21 August 2017 at 4:34 pm UTC
artvandelay440Well, I mean if we're shooting for the stars here, I'd knock on CDPR's door with a whole big box of apology and ask/beg is there's any way they'd consider The Witcher 3 being ported to Linux by this fine fellow.

Good idea but we need say sorry for CDPR and also for VP. This both company gets threten from Linux community.

BTW. from what I read from ex VP developer, TW1 port (eON) for Linux is done but CDP not want publish it :/
kon14 21 August 2017 at 4:35 pm UTC
EikeNo, for this:

That's just a shitty excuse from jaycee. The linux community is not the only one to blame about complains and crybabying here. If anything customers, even the ones in a niche market that may or may not always be more accepting hoping for the best, have a right to quality purchases.

Even though it was on a really sad state on the Beta release, TW2 is still one of the best games on our catalog and after a few months it ended up becoming one of the best ports available to this day (it was certainly playable after a few weeks too. no need to argue about eon here).

TW2's awful release, combined with it being one of the first eon ports (2nd on linux?) and therefore staining it to a greater extent, was what made a lot of people hate VP initially. They upped their game a lot since then and a great lot of users changed their minds in regards to them and wrapper ports, but they were never the community's favourites, perhaps cause they always had less and worse communication with us?

In the end, big companies care about money, not butthurt feelings. If CDPR, or any of the big publishers that won't even consider us a joke as of yet, thought bringing their game to linux would be profitable, both economically and in regards to their image, they would certainly do it, even after the imaginary backlash of community hatred.

Everything else is just speculation, something people often like to take advantage of.
dorron 21 August 2017 at 4:36 pm UTC
I'd go with The Witcher 3 and GTA V (maybe even Red Dead Redemption, but guess that's impossible).
Shmerl 21 August 2017 at 4:40 pm UTC
The Witcher 3 and Shadow Warrior 2 please.
Leopard 21 August 2017 at 4:42 pm UTC
dorronI'd go with The Witcher 3 and GTA V (maybe even Red Dead Redemption, but guess that's impossible).

Save Red Dead Redemption for RPCS3

Doom 2016 would be good if we are talking about AAA's but let's be realistic , Ryan Gordon talks about indie games for sure.

AAA port would be so hard for one man.
Ehvis 21 August 2017 at 4:42 pm UTC
Somehow I don't think money is the biggest problem here. I suspect there are plenty of developers/publishers that prefer not to share their code with an external porter for a small gain in sales.
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