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Future Leadwerks (Linux) user, my introduction.

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Hi everyone, I'm a kickstarter backer and a huge fan of linux, I come from Sydney, Australia.

 

I immediately feel a sense of energy and togetherness emanating from the Leadwerk's community and I hope to make new friends here. The first thing I sense from Leadwerks (even though I haven't used it yet) is an level of attention to people who are not the best programmers and that's great for me, when I finally get leadwerks I'll have over 10 or so years in digitally artistic experience and half a year of programming experience at college.

 

I've the better part of the past 10 years studying traditional art and 3danimation, over the last year or so however I have been studying mandarin Chinese and recently started programming at TAFE, so I look forward to a bright future of being a competent game developer.

 

About 3 months ago I switched to being full-time a linux user and I gotta say, I haven't looked back, not only that, I am surprised that even though I have dual-boot, I don't really use windows for anything other than the odd video game. Honestly, I wont support anything for that operating system, its truly horrible if it wasn't for its wider support of programs and cheaper price than mac, absolutely nobody would use it.

 

To give you an example, I could buy the worst, cheapest, second-hand laptop I can find and run a lightweight (GNU)Linux OS on it like a charm.

 

Well, I'm a dedicated user now, and the kind of work I do isn't the sort of work you'd expect from a linux, but GIMP, Blender and Inkscape have really proved themselves as professional alternatives to the other programs such as Photoshop and 3dsmax or Maya that I used to work with.

 

A few years ago I started work on a game, (project name) Cyph, [[ http://www.indiedb.com/games/cyph ]], at that time I was a big UDK fan for its licencing agreements and fairly easy implementation, well I had a lot of trouble finding reasonably priced programmers to work on the project because it has its own (C/Java influenced) programming language called Uscript, I'm sure many of you are familiar with the Unreal Engine as it was one of the most easily accessible game development engines if you go back 10 or so years, after the Duke Nukem 3D's "build" when home users could experiment with something a little more than raw coding into regular windows.

 

Ok----- Time for me to cut it short, Looking forward to working with Leadwerks, hope to meet fellow Linux users, Chinese speakers and people interested in the Chinese game market, Artists, Programmers, the whole bit. Thanks a lot if you stuck it through to read my massive intro!

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First off, a warm welcome! *hugs*

 

[...]Windows[...]. if it wasn't for its wider support of programs and cheaper price than mac, absolutely nobody would use it.

 

I disagree there.. Almost every new PC / Notebook comes with Windows pre-installed and like 99.9% of the customers buying these are unable to replace the operating system. Hence, most of them don't even know what an operating system really is.

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HI and welcome to the community.

 

To be honest: I have no problems using windows. I never really tried the visual Linux distro's, but did use knoppix bootable CD to access a crashed hard drive.

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I don't have any serious complaints about the internals of Windows, but am very concerned with the direction Microsoft is going in and their outright antagonism towards software developers and PC gaming.

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Welcome to Leadwerks!

 

Just a wish from my side: Please stay civizilized. I use windows and linux - both have their advantaged and disadvantages but i won't support this modern "I bash windows/linux [/insert any product] because it's cool / my friends say also" flames.

 

To be honest if there weren't so many great products for Windows (Visual Studio, Games ...), i would swap right now because the direction microsoft goes isn't mine.

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I hope the Linux/PC wars don't start :( We all have our preferences and others more passionate about those then others, but we are all using LE so let's focus on that. :)

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Well having an OS debate isn't really worthwhile, the point is that right now we are driving to a more and more multi-platform experiance, a lot of my friends are mac users, most gamers are windows users and the majority of the linux users I know are either corporate programmers or system admins who don't even need a gui to fully operate their computer.

 

I always felt like the GNU/Linux operating system had something amazing about it and had the overwhelming feeling that it is where I belong, when I finally switched over I knew my intuition was right. - --

 

-- Moving on, here in Australia we have a lot of Chinese people, there are chinese shops and writing every where, my gf is Chinese and I've been studying Mandarin Chinese at college for over a year now, does anyone have any thoughts about the asian (esp. Chinese game market), they seem to have their own version of everything, plenty of Chinese only MMOs and RPGs?

 

And what other game engines have people here used in the past? What are your current projects?

 

 

Welcome to Leadwerks!

 

Just a wish from my side: Please stay civizilized. I use windows and linux - both have their advantaged and disadvantages but i won't support this modern "I bash windows/linux [/insert any product] because it's cool / my friends say also" flames.

 

To be honest if there weren't so many great products for Windows (Visual Studio, Games ...), i would swap right now because the direction microsoft goes isn't mine.

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Welcome from Sydney area myself.

 

Post about other engines have a habit of spontaneously combusting,

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