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Topic Subject:Age of Empires III
posted 11-28-05 06:41 AM EDT (US)         
Why have ES forgotten to include other OS, like Linux or w2k??
Any idea??
posted 11-28-05 07:07 AM EDT (US)     1 / 9       
its a big work to do you know.

they probably will do it for MAC for example if the game sales well

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posted 11-28-05 09:12 AM EDT (US)     2 / 9       
Did ES include Linux or w2k in AoM, AoK or AoE?

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posted 11-28-05 09:16 AM EDT (US)     3 / 9       
Technical issues. This is a high-end game technically.
posted 11-28-05 09:45 AM EDT (US)     4 / 9       
why should they, it is expensive and then 3 linux users buy it.

Everyone knows that if you have linux and want to game you have to dual-boot

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posted 11-28-05 09:48 AM EDT (US)     5 / 9       
Microsoft bought the game. Why would they like it to be produced for linux if they want only windows to be sold?
posted 11-28-05 10:48 AM EDT (US)     6 / 9       
Considering that MS owns ES, the motivation to develop/port to competitor OSes does not make sense.

However, many people are questioning why W2K is not supported, but that makes sense to push people into purchasing XP or wait for Vista.

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posted 11-28-05 11:01 AM EDT (US)     7 / 9       
Linuxs and Mac-versions would be stupid, because Microsoft owns ES and they want to push their OSs. And, because they want to push WinXP especially, they don't support 2k.
posted 11-28-05 02:01 PM EDT (US)     8 / 9       
Microsoft has a little scheme to keep you buying their newest software and OS's. They stop supporting their old ones after three years.

It makes sense from a business standpoint. But kind of sucks if you as the comsumer don't want to upgrade that often.

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posted 11-28-05 02:14 PM EDT (US)     9 / 9       
Microsoft stops supporting a game when they release a new one. At least if it's Age of Empires I, II and III or AoM.

Microsoft would never develop a game and then sell it to it's competitors without requiring a high prize that the opposite company could not pay without going bankrupt. That's buisness...

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