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Forum Index » » English (General) » » [Feature request]: Linux edition + I want to help
 Author [Feature request]: Linux edition + I want to help
1st Rear Admiral

Joined: July 30, 2014
Posts: 10
From: Manchester, UK
Posted: 2018-02-13 13:07   
Hi all,

I have the game installed on my works computer but unfortunately only have linux on my home computer. I was wondering if there are any plans to create a linux version of the game?

Also I would like contribute to the game but not really sure where to begin. I had a look at the files and boy is there a lot of them. Is there a guide I can read? Would I be able to help if I only have linux? I know C, bash and a bit of C++ and some FORTH as well.

Much love


Chief Marshal
Galactic Navy

Joined: March 29, 2003
Posts: 4032
From: The Gideon Unit
Posted: 2018-02-13 16:31   
there are no current plans for a linux client.
you may have some degree of sucess with getting gcql to launch under wine, but probably not the game client.

as for the other half, github page and discord

  ICQ status

Joined: May 29, 2001
Posts: 2747
From: Austin, Texas
Posted: 2018-02-13 18:58   
It's certainly possible to port to Linux, I already ported all the servers over to Linux a few years back..

Everything platform specific is already abstracted.. You'll need to implement concrete implementation of those system in Linux (e.g. Display, Audio, and System).



  Goto the website of Faustus

Joined: May 29, 2001
Posts: 1780
Posted: 2018-02-14 18:42   
There is also the issue of GCQL not working due to requiring extremely old libraries and MFC versions. You would probably be better off writing a new launcher that just gets a list of active servers and then passes on the connect and username/password as launch argument to bypass that however.

Grand Admiral

Joined: December 31, 2009
Posts: 32
From: Nantes - France
Posted: 2018-02-15 15:58   
In any case, do not hesitate to say Hi on the Development channel on Discord, I would be interested of such support too

1st Rear Admiral

Joined: July 30, 2014
Posts: 10
From: Manchester, UK
Posted: 2018-02-16 08:13   
Thanks for all the responses, I will be sure to drop into the discord channel when I get time (unfortunately work tends to keep me quite busy).

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