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John Carmack: Wine for Linux Gaming Seems Like a Better Plan than Native Ports

John Carmack, founder and technical director id software, recently tweeted that Wine for Linux gaming seems like a better idea than Native ports.

It is not first time Carmack has shown his support for Wine. Last year in April, he tweeted that there won't be a native client for Rage as it runs fine under Wine.

Carmack, however agrees that Steam for Linux is a great thing for the platform and hopes that there will be some big hits.

As of now, Steam has 45 Linux games (excluding DLCs and addons) and all of them are native ports.

What do you think about it? If a game runs as good as a native port in Wine, game developers should go for it or spend time and resources for full native port?


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