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Linux.com: Crystal Space: An Open Source 3D Engine

Dec 21, 1999, 17:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jorrit Tyberghein)

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"One of the most heard criticism on Linux is the lack of support for games. There still seem to be many people that think that Linux is a boring operating system with a command line interface and a few text-based games like hangman or NetHack. Of course, there's nothing wrong with those games -- NetHack is a very good game and is probably my all-time favorite."

"I think there is nothing wrong with Linux that would prevent it from being an excellent game platform. But we need to break this circle of ignorance! Because people think Linux is not suitable, game developers will not program for it. And that only make the idea that Linux is not suitable stronger. Luckily there are a few companies which are very actively trying to break the circle. For example, Id Software, with Quake and its successors, and Loki Entertainment Software, have recently put a great deal of attention on the Linux gaming potential."

"There are also several Open Source game development kits in various stages of completion. Some are for 2D graphics. Some have support for sound. I'd like to tell you about a possible 3D solution for Linux games: Crystal Space."

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