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Mount & Blade: Warband Confirmed For Linux By A Developer, Beta Soon Too
Posted , 21 June 2014 at 11:58 am UTC / 5240 views

A developer of Mount & Blade: Warband has confirmed the port on their Steam forum and confirmed it will be a native port too. This is after the hints from SteamDB pointing towards it being possibly.

QuoteIt'll be a native port for Linux and Mac. Warband only but we'll try to include Napoleon DLC too. Open beta will be next week and full release will be July, if all goes well.
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wolfyrion commented on 21 June 2014 at 12:27 pm UTC
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poor wallet.... another 9 days left...
(deep breaths....relax....)

poor wallet.... another 9 days left... :'( (deep breaths....relax....)

Hyeron commented on 21 June 2014 at 12:45 pm UTC

Yup. Plus, we couldn't even take advantage of the flash sale, as I don't think it would have shown we exist. Gah.

Yup. Plus, we couldn't even take advantage of the flash sale, as I don't think it would have shown we exist. Gah.

Sabun commented on 21 June 2014 at 1:02 pm UTC

HyeronYup. Plus, we couldn't even take advantage of the flash sale, as I don't think it would have shown we exist. Gah.

I'm curious, what do you mean? Is it that everyone would rush onto it regardless of platform, that we (Linux) would be miniscule in number?

Or that it wouldn't register purchases done for that platform, and would just count it as an ambigous sale?

I have a whole different reason to enjoy the summer sales this time around. So many Linux titles on sale, with additions of new triple A titles!

[quote=Hyeron]Yup. Plus, we couldn't even take advantage of the flash sale, as I don't think it would have shown we exist. Gah.[/quote] I'm curious, what do you mean? Is it that everyone would rush onto it regardless of platform, that we (Linux) would be miniscule in number? Or that it wouldn't register purchases done for that platform, and would just count it as an ambigous sale? I have a whole different reason to enjoy the summer sales this time around. So many Linux titles on sale, with additions of new triple A titles! :D

Hyeron commented on 21 June 2014 at 1:11 pm UTC

The latter. We're not exactly the largest population around on Steam, so every sale identified as GNU/Linux counts.

The latter. We're not exactly the largest population around on Steam, so every sale identified as GNU/Linux counts. :)

pb commented on 21 June 2014 at 1:23 pm UTC

I'm pretty sure Steam knows it if you make the purchase through the Linux client or through a browser on Linux. They will also know when you play the game on Linux. So the stats should be alright. The problem is when one developer makes the original game and another one makes the port, as was the case with Civ V and well explained by Aspyr in the forums.

I'm pretty sure Steam knows it if you make the purchase through the Linux client or through a browser on Linux. They will also know when you play the game on Linux. So the stats should be alright. The problem is when one developer makes the original game and another one makes the port, as was the case with Civ V and well explained by Aspyr in the forums.

FutureSuture commented on 21 June 2014 at 2:17 pm UTC
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pbI'm pretty sure Steam knows it if you make the purchase through the Linux client or through a browser on Linux. They will also know when you play the game on Linux. So the stats should be alright. The problem is when one developer makes the original game and another one makes the port, as was the case with Civ V and well explained by Aspyr in the forums.
Nope. According to icculus, what is counted is what platform you play the game the most on in the first week after purchase. Buying a game that does not yet have a Linux client therefore doesn't register as a sale for Linux and doesn't make sense anyway since you cannot play the game.

[quote=pb]I'm pretty sure Steam knows it if you make the purchase through the Linux client or through a browser on Linux. They will also know when you play the game on Linux. So the stats should be alright. The problem is when one developer makes the original game and another one makes the port, as was the case with Civ V and well explained by Aspyr in the forums.[/quote]Nope. [url=http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/22smnb/sanctum_2_linux_beta_on_steam/cgpz56r]According to icculus[/url], what is counted is what platform you play the game the most on in the first week after purchase. Buying a game that does not yet have a Linux client therefore doesn't register as a sale for Linux and doesn't make sense anyway since you cannot play the game.

Sabun commented on 21 June 2014 at 4:28 pm UTC

HyeronWe're not exactly the largest population around on Steam, so every sale identified as GNU/Linux counts.

Indeed, I'm really glad we have two new porting houses in the picture (Aspyr and Feral). I hope they continue to do Linux ports, my money will keep going to them as much as I can give

[quote=Hyeron]We're not exactly the largest population around on Steam, so every sale identified as GNU/Linux counts. :)[/quote] Indeed, I'm really glad we have two new porting houses in the picture (Aspyr and Feral). I hope they continue to do Linux ports, my money will keep going to them as much as I can give :)

GoCorinthians commented on 21 June 2014 at 10:43 pm UTC

Heard always good critics about M&T..porting done certainly going to put its name on my steam!

Heard always good critics about M&T..porting done certainly going to put its name on my steam!

stan commented on 22 June 2014 at 12:15 am UTC
Looks like it’s a good game: http://www.gamespot.com/mount-and-blade-warband/reviews/

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