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    Phoronix: Borderlands 2 Is Coming To Linux

    Borderlands 2, an action role-playing game mixed with first-person shooter elements is coming to Linux. Borderlands 2 has been out for Windows gamers for nearly two years while now it's finally getting ready to meet Linux and SteamOS gamers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc3OTA

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    Not sure why the confirmation link wasn't in the original article, but GamingOnLinux got the confirmation of it being real after talking to Aspyr Media directly: http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...confirmed.4235

    Keep up the good work Michael.

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    • #3
      Is it a real/native Linux port or some wrapping solution around the windows binaries?

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      • #4
        Second, third and n'th following playthrough incoming. Fantastic news!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mark45 View Post
          Is it a real/native Linux port or some wrapping solution around the windows binaries?
          iirc, it uses the Unreal Engine, so it has ~75% chance of being native.

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          • #6
            I believe Aspyr only does native ports (along with Feral).

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            • #7
              For me it is like a dream comes true , I really hope it will be an native port.

              EDIT

              I open Steam on my Arch, go to my games and I can install Borderlands 2 WOW.

              EDIT2

              But I didn't download any files :/. But it seems like it really would be Borderlands 2 for Linux in future.
              Last edited by dragonn; 09-02-2014, 06:01 PM.

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              • #8
                Haha I JUST beat this game and several expansions the other day.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bakgwailo View Post
                  I believe Aspyr only does native ports (along with Feral).
                  Aspry is the same guys who did the Civ 5 port, i believe, and I've only heard good things about the ports they've done.

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                  • #10
                    Do Not Buy the game tell it's released on Linux and once released only play it on Linux for 2 to 3 weeks so the developers get paid for the Liux port

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Attentäter View Post
                      Do Not Buy the game tell it's released on Linux and once released only play it on Linux for 2 to 3 weeks so the developers get paid for the Liux port
                      Exactly, if Larabel gave a damn he'd have pointed that out instead of that it's on sale. To back that up take a look at http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...-on-linux.3934
                      And http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...rs-part-3.4090

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kivada View Post
                        Exactly, if Larabel gave a damn he'd have pointed that out instead of that it's on sale. To back that up take a look at http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...-on-linux.3934
                        And http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...rs-part-3.4090
                        Thanks for those links, I was wondering how this worked.

                        Only problem us that Linux ports take too long! Civ6 and Borderlands prequel are coming out this year and they are some of my favourite franchises and I will be getting both on day one - there is no way I could wait 2years for a Linux port, or even 6 months!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kivada View Post
                          Exactly, if Larabel gave a damn he'd have pointed that out instead of that it's on sale. To back that up take a look at http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...-on-linux.3934
                          And http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...rs-part-3.4090
                          Thanks for the links. What happens for a boxed version? If, for example, I bought the Metro Redux boxed version and I wait to activate it on Steam (if it includes a steam key, I don't know) until the Linux release. It will count as a Linux purchase?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Khudsa View Post
                            Thanks for the links. What happens for a boxed version? If, for example, I bought the Metro Redux boxed version and I wait to activate it on Steam (if it includes a steam key, I don't know) until the Linux release. It will count as a Linux purchase?
                            I'm not completely certain, but i think if you play it only in Linux for the following month after activating it (also in linux), the linux devs should get at least a portion of money from it.

                            I'd buy it through Steam on Linux if you want to be really sure though.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                              I'm not completely certain, but i think if you play it only in Linux for the following month after activating it (also in linux), the linux devs should get at least a portion of money from it.

                              I'd buy it through Steam on Linux if you want to be really sure though.
                              cant you make a petition, to ensure that credit get who credit deserves?

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