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Hi...

Nice game, but most of my game time will be spent on my different linux computers. Do you plan to release a linux version of the game?
It runs on Linux using wine, but since you already provide OSX binaries I guess native linux is not much further away than a compilation...

Cheers

- Trib'

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Yes, we will have a linux

Yes, we will have a linux version in time for the public release in May.

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Yeeepeee

Well if you need beta testers for the linux version, you know who to call :)
Will there be a 64bits build by any chance? :)

- Trib'

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This is the thread (and answer) I hoped to find!

Likewise, I'll gladly make myself available to test a linux-native client!

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wine

I tried running windows foldit using wine on linux. It installs and runs, but it is unusable. Maybe getting this to work would be an easy path to a linux port.

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Linux version already working

We already have a native Linux version; there is no need for an ugly hack involving winelib. It'll be ready soon and we'll post about it then.

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awesome

can't wait for the Linux version. Didn't check before registering, and now I'm waiting... oh well...

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+1 on linux version +1 on

+1 on linux version
+1 on i386_64 bit linux version

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Linux version would be great

I spotted the news about the game and was interested. Just to add another data point - 64 bit Linux client would be great. I would like to take a look at the game as it sounds very interesting.

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It works fine on linux using

It works fine on linux using wine 0.9.60 . Make an export save solution to PDB option!!!

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How do I find it?

Where can I get the Linux version?

Cheers.

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I agree with the 64 bit

I agree with the 64 bit version. That'd be awfully nice.

I am awaiting the release of the linux client though. Hooray for remembering about us.

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Linux Client?

Ditto on the Linux and 64-bit Linux suggestions.

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I also need a Linux client.

I also need a Linux client. I hope you'll make good of your promise soon! :)

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Can't comment on the news story, but...

I saw the news story and was going to comment but I don't seem to have that option. I haven't actually tried the game yet but what what graphical toolkit did you use to develop the game? Is it closed source and therefore you need to build any and all binaries? I think to keep the majority of Linux users happy you would need an x86 and an x86_64 binary. Many Linux distribution could then package the binary along with you providing a binary installer. Google Earth comes to mind as one such example distribution method. I am sure you won't have much trouble finding interested developers to help you out if you run into trouble packaging up the binary. There are of course lots of architectures other than the two I mention who would probably all have users wanting binaries too (such as my PS3 running Linux on the Cell)...

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Works in linux with Wine 1.0-rc1

I installed and had it playing with no issues on a fresh wine 1.0-rc1.
Fedora 8

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Runs fine on Ubuntu 8.04

Runs fine on Ubuntu 8.04 wine 0.9.59

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Hooray!

Thank you for working on a linux client. I can't wait!

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+1

Add me to the list of people anxiously awaiting the native linux version.

The Win and Mac versions in the upper right corner are listed as 'beta', and supposedly there's a 'working' linux version. So, even if it's also considered 'beta'... why not just put the link up there with the other versions? Why? WHHHYYYYYYYY??? ;-)

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Please, provide the linux

Please, provide the linux client. The windows client under wine is just too slow to be usable.

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I am using Xubuntu 8.04 and

I am using Xubuntu 8.04 and I also very interested in a Foldit client for linux.

I will be proud to report you some beta bugs along with other collegues.

Don't forget to provide Foldit to some repository, it will have much more impact if it became available to download in that way.

Cheers everyone!

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Linux Client for AMD64

I'm a Xubuntu 8.04 user as well and look forward to the Linux client!!!

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+1

Linux client (and repository) will be great.
And translation too (community can do this realy fast).

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Kubuntu

Ready to test on Kubuntu 7.10 and 8.04 !

Best regards.

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Fold it for linux

We need fold it for Linux!

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no you don't.

no you don't.

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yes we need fold it for Linux

Please i don't have any computer with windows or mac osx.
When a nativ version will be ready ?

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Ready for beta

I'm ready for the beta too ! Can we keep hope to see it before the end of the month ?

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I would also be more than

I would also be more than happy with a native Linux client, but it was very simple to get it running with wine. If you haven't tried wine you should do it anyway, it's a very simple tool that runs many windows applications.

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I'm wainting for the Linux

I'm wainting for the Linux version, I hope it will be available soon!

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Please release it already, thank you

To my understanding you already have a Linux client ready but haven't decided on a packaging format. I would like to point out that the Linux version of the Penny Arcade commercial game (with a free demo) was released as a simple .tar.gz file containing the files necessary, no installation other than extracting necessary. It was released this month, so we're not talking about ancient history when fancier stuff didn't exist. I don't think anybody complained about the lack of "proper" installation format, and this is a game they're asking money for. So my message would be this: if you have a working Linux binary, just put it out there, in a simple .tar.gz file if you won't bother without anything fancier. It'll just work, and people won't complain about it. They will complain about the lack of a Linux release...

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Release date?

Since the announcement for a native Linux client has been made over a month ago, I just wanted to ask, it there is any release date?

I just registered and now I can't play :( I guess I'll try the wine-workaround later this evening. (Ubuntu 8.04 32Bit, to add another set of data)

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End of May

Now it's nearly the end of May. Where is the client?
If you don't know how to make it, just release the source!
If foldit is free software, I would like to test it and translate it into Chinese and recommend it to others. But now, it isn't the case. :{

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Linux please

YOU give us a linux version of foldit and WE give you a good folded protein - isn't that an fine offer? :)!

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here too, linux 64bit would

here too, linux 64bit would be great ! Currently its running fine in vmware, but not as fluid and flawless as it would natively ...

greetings @everyone

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come on release the client

come on release the client or source ... why do we always have to wait for ever ...

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One hour and ten minutes before the release ?

" Yes, we will have a linux version in time for the public release in May."

... You really should hurry up ...

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June

It's already June in Eastern Europe.

Should I buy and install a copy of Windows just for Fold.it? Or should I continue running a unix, like a real scientist?

Funnily enough, I also have a Mac, but it's a PPC machine so I cannot run the Intel binary.

As others have pointed out, a source tarball would be the best option, and would solve the issue of different architectures and distros.

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June has come

Now, it's 09:20, June 1st here in China, and most of Asia and Europe are in June. Where is the Linux client (or source)?
Wait till June in America...

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FoldIt is supported by Micro$oft

If you want to know, why there is still no linux version of Foldit, then just to take a little look to the lower edge of this homepage:
"Supported by: UW Animation Research Labs, UW Baker Lab, HHMI, DARPA, Microsoft, and Adobe"

It is a dishonor!

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Hi, We currently have

Hi,

We currently have someone working on a linux distribution. However, he has been busy lately, please keep in mind that this is exam season at the University of Washington.

From what we've seen, windows fold.it is completely compatible with wine.

Veritas

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I can't get the sound or

I can't get the sound or accessing the internet to work under wine. I'm far from a linux guru but unless you guys have tips then I will have to wait.

Good luck on exams.

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Next please...

Here's one more user waiting for a nice Linux client.

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Another Linux Client Supporter

Oh yes, please, please, please. Just was catching up on 'The Economist', spotted your article. Most curious to give this a try.

I've read the thread, so won't add anything to it other than I too am looking forward to a native Linux client.

Kudos on a noteworthy project like this!

Cheers.
ralfw

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It works under WINE on Ubuntu Dapper Drake

So any problems may be related with linux configuration/old WINE.

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+1 Linux client

Patiently waiting.

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Linux

Another Linux protein folder waiting.

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Linux

Waiting for linux client...

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Alos waiting on a linux client.

We have multiple Linux users awaiting your native client, a compressed binary release would be fine. If you are really concerned about a packaging system, I recommend contacting the sponsor of a major distribution e.g Canonical about including it in their science (universe) repository.

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Exam session

Nice suggestion just above... I were just asking myself when this exam session will take end, or if it's ended already (and, if it's the case, what about the results ? Fondamental question regarding the psyche condition of the programmer...)
All those private things like alcohol/drug abuse, physical/mental disorders, which could have an effect on your ability to work, all these private things have to become public when you are an important actor of the society... Now the question is : "Am I an important actor of the society regarding the fact than an entiiiire thread of a forum is dedicated to me ?"
Well the answer is probably not but we're still waiting for foldit to be installed on our wonderfull operating system which takes an important in the society...
Excuse me for this non-constructive (even destructive) post, wrotten after long hours in a bed but in insomniac conditions !

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a compressed binary is

a compressed binary is fine?

hmm I'll see what I can do, I have a binary ready for native 64-bit operating systems, I'm need to rebuild for the 32-bit

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