friedmud wrote in to tell us about a comment from a Maxis developer, Don Hopkins
, who did a partial linux port of "The Sims"
. You can find his post here
(3rd one down, comment from Don Hopkins titled "Reality check from a game developer") in a LinuxGames.com
forum. I don't know if I agree with his assertion that Wine is the best way to have games happen on Linux but his comments on the economics of Linux games development and especially the costs of keeping versions concurrent on multiple platforms are insightful.