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    Phoronix: Heavily-Upgraded Postal Hits Steam

    Ryan Gordon has released a "heavily-upgraded" version of Postal 1 to Steam Linux users along with other titles...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMzODA

  • #2
    Anybody else thought that the headline said "Heavily-Upgraded Portal Hits Steam" at first glance?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
      Anybody else thought that the headline said "Heavily-Upgraded Portal Hits Steam" at first glance?
      No. The first time I read about Postal I think did get it mixed with Portal for a second, however.

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      • #4
        If there's ever been an exploitation video game that tries to sell by simply trying to offend everyone, this is it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RealNC View Post
          If there's ever been an exploitation video game that tries to sell by simply trying to offend everyone, this is it.
          Well it's a less shitty idea than political correctness..

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          • #6
            The state of Postal III for Linux right now is in a mixed-up state but will likely come, eventually.
            Not that anything of value would be lost if it doesn't, though.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...l_III_.28PC.29

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            • #7
              So what was upgraded about it? High res textures? Improved rendering engine? Or is this just a compatibility update to keep it running on modern systems?

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              • #8
                Postal 1 is not a 3D shooter. It's a top-down isometric shooter (more like Alien Breed). It's also the best game in this series IMHO :-).

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                • #9
                  Postal III is not coming to Linux ever, as RWS does not even own the rights to it and has officially disowned the title. The fact that Larabel could not even do some basic research on this fact is just totally embarrassing. They can not even update the Windows version, remove the DRM, or release the modding tools. They do not own the rights to it anymore.

                  Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                  If there's ever been an exploitation video game that tries to sell by simply trying to offend everyone, this is it.
                  Says someone who has probably not even played the games. There is actually a lot of depth here, and only the arrogant or ignorant refuse to see it.

                  If you want to get angry at "exploitation" games, there are a lot worse options than Postal anyway...

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                  • #10
                    can someone do the same for

                    jagged alliance 2


                    unreal

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                      can someone do the same for

                      jagged alliance 2


                      unreal
                      I don't know if there was something for Unreal (apart from more or less official patches and additional renderers), but there was a project called Jagged Alliance Stracciatella once.

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                      • #12
                        Awesome

                        Where would Linux gaming be without Ryan Gordon. Give the guy a hand.

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                        • #13
                          I'm looking forward to giving this one a try at some point. Just finished the main portion of Postal 2 the other day and it was a lot of fun, even if it had some flaws. Down to the last few missions now on Sunday in the Apocalypse Weekend expansion. The expansion is shorter and a bit more linear than I would of liked, but still a fair bit of fun and insanity to be had. A few other Postal series fans I have talked to have highly recommended the first game, but the 3rd is almost universally reviled, so I don't mind that one not making it to Linux.

                          For those who don't own it yet, now is the time to get Postal 2, 66% off atm, but the sale is ending in about an hour and a half. I found it to totally be worth the ~$5 sales price, it took me about 24 hours to just get through the main storyline as I kept running around looking for secret areas and messing around with the townsfolk and robbing the bank every day, lol.

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                          • #14
                            I suggest people actually learn more about Postal III if they are going to comment on it:
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_III

                            Particularly read the developers reactions section.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                              I suggest people actually learn more about Postal III if they are going to comment on it:
                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_III

                              Particularly read the developers reactions section.
                              I've actually read that before while considering buying Postal 2 and looking at the series as a whole. Just reread it again to make sure I didn't miss anything. It seems to say the same as most here have said, Postal 3 is a mess that shouldn't of happened and not worth buying.

                              RWS disowned it and refuse to endorse it or even sell it through their own site. They treat it as an unofficial spin-off of Postal 2 instead of as its proper successor. Also worth noting RWS seem intent to do another installment to the series in-house this time which I look forward to.

                              Akella's game has shown up on most major gaming sites' worst game lists. There will be nothing missed if they never get it ported and even if they do I have no plans to waste money on it.

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