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( Tchey ) 10-15-2016 06:50 AM

Linux numbers ?
 
Hello,

I'm curious, would you share numbers regarding Linux sells ? Is it worthy to support in your opinion ? Why did you do it ? Would you do it again ? Will you do it again for your next game ?

Thanks

I used Linux for about 10 years in Dual Boot with Win XP them Win7, and only Linux now for about 2 and half years (without dual boot).

I own Drox + expansion, and Zombasite.

Linux Mint 17.3 64 bits Xfce
Kernel 4.4xx
Intel Core i5 4590 (4 x 3,3 GHz)
MSI GeForce GTX 960 @ 2 Go
Drivers NVIDIA 370.28
8 Go DIMM DDR3 PC12800
Screen LED 1920x1080
French system with bťpo keyboard

Shadow 10-17-2016 12:16 PM

It looks like Linux might be about 3% of our sales. From a profit standpoint it probably has not worked out, but I think supporting Linux is nice for other reasons (open OS, don't like the direction Windows/OSX are going, good community, etc).

Unless I changed to a new engine that didn't have Linux support or radically changed the current engine, there really isn't a reason to drop Linux support. I've already done the hard work.

Guardfather 10-22-2016 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shadow (Post 81950)
It looks like Linux might be about 3% of our sales. From a profit standpoint it probably has not worked out, but I think supporting Linux is nice for other reasons (open OS, don't like the direction Windows/OSX are going, good community, etc).

Unless I changed to a new engine that didn't have Linux support or radically changed the current engine, there really isn't a reason to drop Linux support. I've already done the hard work.

I wish the numbers were greater. As a Linux-only gamer, I am grateful for your efforts to support Linux.

Here's another thought: How many windows purchases were made by friends of Linux gamers, who recommended the game to their Windows-using friends? I just recommended it to a friend of mine, and have spoken highly of it in the past. I streamed it on Twitch a few times. I wouldn't be surprised if supporting Linux actually has a slightly higher return than is known.

( Tchey ) 10-24-2016 11:49 AM

Good to know, thanks for sharing. I hope your next one will be on Linux too.

( Tchey ) 06-01-2020 06:52 AM

Hi again,

Four years later, iím still a gamer on Linux (no dual boot), and even if vast majority of my games are native, Proton on Steam allows for even more playtime on PC Linux, so thatís great.

Iím glad you keep supporting Linux, and iím waiting for Drox2 now !

My system was slightly updated since last time, but same core :

Linux Manjaro (Arch) 64bits Xfce
Intel Core i5 4590 (4 x 3,3 GHz)
GeForce GTX 1060 @ 6 Go
Nvidia Drivers 440.xx
16 Go DIMM DDR3 PC12800
SSD Crucial 480Go
BENQ GL2460 16/9 24" 1920x1080


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