Top PC games are being ported to run on Linux on a Power PC computer - in some cases before those same games are available for the MacOS.
Terra Soft Solutions and Loki Entertainment Software have teamed up to produce the software. Loki has become a major force in the gaming industry licensing MacOS and Windows games and porting them to Linux on the PC.
This announcement will see popular titles ported to the Power PC.
Titles ported so far include Civilization: Call to Power, Myth II: Soulblighter, and Railroad Tycoon II Gold Edition.
The partnership expect to release eight games for the Power PC and G3 this year. Terra Soft will work with Loki to develop Power PC versions based on Loki's source code.
Linux is compatible with a wide variety of computer hardware, including i386 based hardware manufactured by Intel, AMD and Cyrix, and Power PC based hardware such as Apple Computer's iMac.
"This partnership ensures that Power PC users who install Linux will have access to the best games that the PC World has to offer,” said Scott Draeker, president of Loki.
In addition to working with Loki to bring Linux games to the Power PC, Terra Soft will soon offer game bundles with its Yellow Dog Linux Gone Home distribution. Retail versions of Loki's games, which will include both the i386 and Power PC versions, will be available as stand alone products for sale directly from Loki, Terra Soft and other software retailers.
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