Con el reciente anuncio de Starcraft 2 se abre de nuevo el viejo debate de la falta de soporte hacia Linux de parte de los desarrolladores de juegos. En el caso de Blizzard oficialmente solo existe soporte para Mac y Windows.
Para los usuarios linux no hay de otra más hacerse escuchar y firmar esta petición de soporte de los productos Blizzard en Linux:
To: Blizzard Inc.
We the undersigned would like to see native Linux installers for the products of Blizzard Inc. It is only fair that Blizzard’s products designed for both Windows and Mac should be made compatible with Linux as well, especially due to the popularity of Blizzard’s released products (StarCraft, WarCraft, WoW, etc.) and their upcoming releases (StarCraft 2).
The computer world is about choices now. Not everyone wants to be stuck with a Windows or a Mac. Some people use Linux, BSD, and other OS types.
It is also suggested that perhaps the installers be released with open-source code, to adjust the installers to other various systems (BSD, Solaris, other distributions of Linux)
The installer should be in a .run file, and require the user to have already bought the product (hence a CD detection)
Blizzard’s games are hailed as some of the most influential games around, and it is about time that companies start adopting the business practices of id Software.
Nunca está demás tener opciones 😀