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Cloud Gaming Service OnLive Unofficially On Linux 206

Posted by Soulskill
from the penguins-in-the-clouds dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Through some clever patching, OnLive community members have found a way to run OnLive on Linux using Wine. While the fix isn't perfect, this is a giant leap for Linux users wanting to play the latest games without the need for Windows. Linux users can now play several high quality games like the new Deus Ex with very few performance issues and on lower end hardware."
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Cloud Gaming Service OnLive Unofficially On Linux

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  • DRM (Score:4, Insightful)

    by ge7 (2194648) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @12:27AM (#37312756)
    While a kind offer, I have to say no thanks. This kind of service goes against all my beliefs and every rule for Linux and open source. Not only you don't get source code with the game, you don't even get binaries and data! Once you stop paying, you stop playing. If we support development like this there will soon be nothing else. There are many great open source games for Linux, like Battle for Wesnoth, Freeciv and Nethack. Even ID open sources their engines so that people can create many new awesome games. Once OnLine and companies start doing that, don't include abusive DRM and provides source with the game boxes, we can start talking. Until that I rather support indie developers.
  • Re:DRM (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @12:42AM (#37312832)

    It's just a game... it's not like operating systems or office apps where vendor lock-in and lack of freedom to modify the code is actually a problem.

    Do you also refuse to watch movies because you don't get the files used in production? Or refuse to listen to a CD unless it also comes with sheet music?

  • Re:DRM (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Jinzo (955633) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @12:51AM (#37312880)
    Your line of thinking about beliefs and bullshit like that is one the main reasons the developers don't make triple AAA releases on Linux. You free software hippies all act like hermits. You talk about being open and yet act so closed at the same time.
  • by syousef (465911) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @01:32AM (#37313050) Journal

    Everytime you see something marketed as 'Cloud' based or 'Cloud' anything just mentally remove the word cloud from the product and add "For Suckers (TM)". You'll save yourself a lot of fuss, hassle and confusion.

  • Re:DRM (Score:5, Insightful)

    by geminidomino (614729) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @03:47AM (#37313508) Journal

    There are many great open source games for Linux, like Battle for Wesnoth, Freeciv and Nethack

    Wesnoth and Freeciv are all right, at best. Unless of course, you don't like Turn-based or Real-time strategy games. And Nethack? Come on. The game predates Donkey Kong, FFS. You might as well tout the umpteen billion 'Tetris' clones and flash games.

    Don't get me wrong. Linux is a great OS for getting real work done and even for day-to-day PC use, but gaming? No way.

    I'm with you on the abusive DRM. I loved Torchlight and salivated over the idea of a new Deus Ex game, but I don't and won't install Steam, so I couldn't buy them. But expecting games to be free and open source, you might as well quit gaming altogether, since you're letting idealism set the bar higher than reality will ever reasonably reach.

  • Re:DRM (Score:4, Insightful)

    by flimflammer (956759) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @04:34AM (#37313714)

    Holy crap, do you really think a $380 "gaming" PC is going to run current games at an even remotely decent quality? And that $550 prebuilt machine is equally silly. You will not be playing current generation games at a decent speed or decent quality on it.

    I really want some of what you're smoking.

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