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McGee's Alice...

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:19
by Dirk.R.Gently
I've always heard this is a neat game. I was reading in a forum the other day that loki has an installer?

Is.. this so? If there is, where does someone have an idea to ge t.. it?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 18:55
by kratz00

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 22:31
by samwise
American McGee's Alice is an awesome game based on the Quake III Arena engine. It's a shame it never got a proper Linux port, but it runs excellently under WINE.

I'd highly recommend you give it a shot. The story and style are very imaginative. I can't wait for the movie which is supposed to be in-production ...

Sam.

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:00
by kratz00
As the Q3 engine is now opensource somebody should contact someone at American McGee's Alice and ask if they would release their source as well?! :)

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 14:38
by samwise
As much as I'd *love* for this to happen, there's not a chance. *sigh*

The publishing rights are owned exclusively by EA. I think hell would freeze over before they gave anything away. According to one of American's FAQ, they won't even release the "entities.def" file that would allow the FAKK2 editor to create all new maps, place items, etc. for Amercian McGee's Alice, despite numerous requests. :(

There's probably a marginally better chance of them producing a sequel at some point ... maybe to tie in with the Alice move, which is supposed to be out in July.

Open-source-wise, until someone else gets the rights, we might be better off waiting for American McGee's Grimm which is halfway through development. It's based on the Unreal Tournament III engine which should get a Linux port, and I think the rights will remain with American's company. So, maybe in 2013 or so ... ;)

Sam.

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 22:12
by kratz00
You are right, EA ... :(

Even if there will be a Linux port of UT3 this doesn't mean we will see a Linux port of American McGee's Grimm.

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 22:46
by samwise
Hence the use of the words "might", "should" and "maybe" ... :)

Sam.

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 20:53
by kratz00
Right, sorry.