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Humble Indie Bundle 2
15 December 2010 at 7:32 pm UTC

I see no reason why Braid would need to use S3TC, it is just a 2D platform game after all. For those of you who do not know the history, that particular patent on S3TC texture compression has been a thorn in the side of the free graphics developers for years. Hopefully the developer will smarten up and switch to something a bit more free, or maybe Ryan could make an alternative just for the Linux port. Though it is somewhat ironic that I am evangelizing a change for the benefit of the free drivers while writing from my Fedora 14 system running Catalyst 10.12... :p

Still, what GPU are you currently using then Rusty, still stuck on an Intel?

Humble Indie Bundle 2
14 December 2010 at 9:38 pm UTC

As I said, I plan to kick in 10$, my brother is also going to put in some money, but we shall see how much we in the end do contribute to their coffers. The problem is we need to balance this around necessary vehicle repairs. :(

Humble Indie Bundle 2
14 December 2010 at 9:35 pm UTC

The developer himself originally tried to port it, but was not able to figure it out:

http://braid-game.com/news/?p=364

Some people were using it to claim Linux was not a suitable gaming platform at the time.

Humble Indie Bundle 2
14 December 2010 at 8:00 pm UTC

Going to put 10$ CDN into the effort, even if things are a little tight at the moment. I already do own Osmos though, as Maxim is quite aware of course. And thank you Ryan C. Gordon for getting that whole Braid fiasco cleared up once and for all!

Rustybolts wins Amensia TDD
27 September 2010 at 4:50 pm UTC

Re: Rustybolts wins Amensia TDD

That does not sound like a bad idea Maxim, though it does sound like something which could be rather difficult to judge. Still, I like the idea of using the prize as encouragement to support the free software community. And of course before one would embark on such a venture one would have to consider the rules and precepts of the contest. For example, does it have to be a purely game project, or would contributing to such things as a programming IDE to make it more game friendly, or contributing to Mesa (now it would be intersting to see if some of those developers are reading LGN!) also count as a contribution?

Rustybolts wins Amensia TDD
27 September 2010 at 1:24 am UTC

Re: Rustybolts wins Amensia TDD

Congratulations Rustybolts, now we just got to see what Maxim Bardin of LGN chooses to do with the copy he has got. That will have to wait due to unfortunate circumstances of course. :(

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