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  • Dead Island for Linux (?)

    Hey guys, this just showed up in my steam library:



    Downloading it now, will report back after I tested it ...

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    "Failed to start game (missing executable)"

    Let's hope it's not just an error and they plan to release it soon. I will check again after (when) they release an update and report back.

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    • #3
      I came to phoronix to start a thread about this to see if I was the only one... But yes, I see Dead Island available in my list too. It's currently downloading... I have no idea if this is just some bug on their side or what. Guess we'll find out. Already 14% done thanks to my work's connection.

      Even if it's the real deal, probably won't work on my laptop with Haswell graphics. Oh well. I can back the game up when I get home and restore it to my desktop if it looks like it will actually work.

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      • #4
        I missed the previous post about the missing executable, but I already suspected that would be the case anyway.

        I did, however, find this:
        http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...-to-linux.4147

        So maybe it's a beta like when The Witcher 2 first became available (and wouldn't work because it was a closed beta). Hopefully it will be a much higher quality port than The Witcher 2 as well...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by flocke View Post
          "Failed to start game (missing executable)"

          Let's hope it's not just an error and they plan to release it soon. I will check again after (when) they release an update and report back.
          The exact same situation occured to me when waiting for Cave Story+, all data files could be downloaded save for the executable. Just be patient about it

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          • #6
            Stealthily (with no announcement to the best of my knowledge) Dead Island updated over the weekend and now works on Linux. Oddly enough, I couldn't change resolution above 1980x1200 (my monitor is 2560x1440). I dug up the config file and changed it there, though I'm not sure if it stuck. Anyway, the game seems to work fine otherwise on my Haswell/GTX 780Ti system. I fired it up and played it for a very short period of time (2 or 3 minutes), just long enough to get into the game proper.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sirdilznik View Post
              Stealthily (with no announcement to the best of my knowledge) Dead Island updated over the weekend and now works on Linux. Oddly enough, I couldn't change resolution above 1980x1200 (my monitor is 2560x1440). I dug up the config file and changed it there, though I'm not sure if it stuck. Anyway, the game seems to work fine otherwise on my Haswell/GTX 780Ti system. I fired it up and played it for a very short period of time (2 or 3 minutes), just long enough to get into the game proper.
              I was able to select 2560x1440 when I tried 12-something AM Saturday, although I haven't actually tried to play the game yet (settings was as far as I got) due to a severe lack of time.

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