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[-] Ibaudia@lemmy.world 35 points 1 day ago

I know this is an older article, but EAC has had compatibility with Linux for years at this point. Linux is also really easy to compile and develop for compared to MacOS. They just don't want to because there aren't enough players to justify the cost, most likely. Also might have some incentive to keep their game off the hardware of their biggest competitor.

[-] abraxas@sh.itjust.works 21 points 1 day ago

Actually, I think they don't want linux gamers, with their higher technical savvy. Some game dev companies love how 90% of their bug reports come from 10% of their users (and even brag about it). Other companies would rather just not get those 90% of bug reports.

[-] echodot@feddit.uk 3 points 10 hours ago

It's probably a good thing because your average Joe Public can't write the bug report to save their life.

You get titles like "It's broken and not working". If you are very lucky you'll also get a screenshot where everything looks absolutely fine and with absolutely no context as to what the problem supposedly is. The reason technical savvy people can write good bug reports is because they disproportionately work in IT and see terrible support tickets everyday, and know what not to do.

For example, if you're reporting that outlook will not load it's possibly a good idea to give a phone number and not an email address for contact purposes. Just a thought.

[-] g1ya777@lemmy.world 3 points 1 day ago

i remember playing fortnite in its prime, bugs where never fixed, they stayed there for years. Cosmetics on the other hand where added daily ...

[-] AnUnusualRelic@lemmy.world 1 points 9 hours ago

That's a valid development strategy. It seems to have worked out for them. I suppose it kind of makes sense as long as nothing is breaking.

I don't even know if it's still a popular game as it's a bit hectic for me. But it's had a good run.

[-] GoodEye8@lemm.ee 2 points 1 day ago

I think most Linux gamers understand they're not going to get official Linux support. And most of the cases it's also not necessary because the compatibility layer is pretty good. The only big hurdle is anticheat and that's where epic would have to do the bare minimum of adding their own native EAC client to Fortnite.

Now the argument that it would increase cheating in a hugely popular game like Fortnite is somewhat legitimate, but I think it's more likely Sweeney would rather let leopards eat his face than support anything related to Valve.

[-] trolololol@lemmy.world 1 points 11 hours ago

Also if the typical Linux user is like me they're never spending a cent on a free game. Which invalidates their whole business model.

[-] eyeon@lemmy.world 1 points 1 day ago

I think the argument of increased cheating has some merit, but less so in hugely popular games like fortnite. Because no anticheat is actually perfect and people who want to cheat will just use whatever method works. In a popular game like fortnite the demand is high enough that someone will find a way to cheat regardless of Linux support

[-] Holzkohlen@feddit.de 21 points 1 day ago

Okay, now give me another free game Epic. I've got over 100 probably on you wacko store and have not paid for a single one.

[-] Blackmist@feddit.uk 1 points 10 hours ago

I've got like 400.

Think I only paid for Outer Wilds plus the DLC, and Untitled Goose Game out of all those, because everybody should play Outer Wilds.

[-] bionicjoey@lemmy.ca 16 points 1 day ago

You say that like you're getting one over on them. But they've successfully got you to download their shitty software. You think they aren't aware of what they're doing?

[-] miss_brainfarts 1 points 10 hours ago

This is where the Heroic Games Launcher comes in, it only downloads the game itself, no Epic Games Launcher to be seen

[-] ricecake@sh.itjust.works 1 points 16 hours ago

They know what they're trying to do, which is to bait people into spending money on their platform so they can have revenue numbers to show developers to get them to release on their platform to get people to want to spend money with them without bait.

Taking the bait but not getting caught in the trap isn't quite pulling one over on them, but it's also not what they were hoping for, so it's not not taking advantage.

[-] Slithers@reddthat.com 7 points 1 day ago

Step 1: Redeem games through my web browser.

That's it, there is no step 2.

[-] bionicjoey@lemmy.ca 4 points 1 day ago

So you don't actually play the games? You just redeem them?

[-] Slithers@reddthat.com 4 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Correct. Fuck Epic. They're awful.

Full transparency though, I've played precisely one game on epic games store, Alan Wake 2 because I like Remedy as a developer and want to support them. Alan Wake 2 will never come out on any other platform and I'm not buying a console to play one game.

[-] bionicjoey@lemmy.ca 3 points 1 day ago

Okay but redeeming the games doesn't actually do anything. Epic doesn't care. You're not messing with them by just having an account if you don't use it

[-] Slithers@reddthat.com 3 points 1 day ago

Epic is subsidizing the sale of the games. It costs them money and muddies their metrics.

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[-] MentalEdge@sopuli.xyz 173 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

This from the man who thinks he's "competing" with Valve?

Valve is figuring out how to run games they didn't even develop on Linux, while Epic complains it's too hard to do for even their own games...

That's rich.

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[-] superfes@lemmy.world 225 points 2 days ago

Not that I give a crap about Fortnite, but what an asshole.

[-] micka190@lemmy.world 37 points 1 day ago

Yeah, Timmy's had a hate-boner for anything related to Valve and Linux for years. He's been lying through his teeth non-stop whenever either topic comes up.

This would be news if it were current. At 2 years old it's just clickbait

[-] unmagical@lemmy.ml 175 points 2 days ago

A terrifically hard audience to serve given the variety of incompatible configurations.

If your game doesn't work with my fully functional operating system (while others do), isn't it literally your game that's "incompatible?"

[-] snooggums@midwest.social 40 points 2 days ago

Plus it isn't like there aren't tons of compatibility issues with all the versions of hardware on PC.

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[-] boaratio@lemmy.world 73 points 2 days ago

"We don't have enough developers to support Linux!"

  • Tim Sweeney promptly fires 700 developers
[-] vinceman 33 points 1 day ago

Why tf would you post this without at least putting a date on it lol

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[-] nanoUFO@sh.itjust.works 106 points 2 days ago

This is why I don't give Epic and any exclusives on it's store any money. I know 0% of it is going back into making linux gaming better.

I will happily take advantage of their free giveaways, though.

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[-] dpkonofa@lemmy.world 78 points 2 days ago

Why is a 2 year old article being posted now?

[-] scrubbles@poptalk.scrubbles.tech 37 points 2 days ago

Good call out. So rage bait here has hit lemmy

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[-] kratoz29@lemm.ee 41 points 1 day ago

Some would say not having Fortnite on Linux is a feature...

[-] Holzkohlen@feddit.de 8 points 1 day ago

No. I don't care for them game, but I want people to be able to play it on Linux still.

[-] Xtallll 38 points 2 days ago
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[-] scottmeme@sh.itjust.works 69 points 2 days ago

He can go fuck himself with a 6" railroad spike.

At least Gaben is pushing the Linux gaming community forward!

[-] mihnt@lemmy.ca 47 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

BUT 30%!!!!!

Yeah, that 30% means I can ditch Windows. At least it's being used for good and not just* yachts.

[-] pineapplelover@lemm.ee 36 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

Over 15k verifiable playable games work on Linux

https://www.protondb.com/

[-] randomaside@lemmy.dbzer0.com 18 points 1 day ago

This is old news but I do often think about the flaw in Tim Sweeney's strategy to try and bully apple and Microsoft into making their platforms work his way.

Honestly Epic should have got in the Linux bandwagon years ago so they could provide their own hardware.

[-] theyllneverfindmehere@lemmy.world 40 points 2 days ago

Just an FYI: This article is 2 years old. Not saying anything has changed or not.

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