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Painkiller: Hell And Damnation FPS Game Now In Beta For Linux
Posted , 16 October 2013 at 9:23 am UTC / 7227 views
We told you it would come and it finally has, we got notified via twitter from the porter in question that Painkiller: Hell and Damnation (Steam Link) now in beta and be sure to read the release notes.


You can find the steam announcement here with the notes:
QuoteDear Painkiller Linux fans,

We just set the Beta to our Linux version live.
Please mind these known issues and note that these issues are temporary and being worked upon!:

* Open-source GPU drivers (Gallium rx00, radeonsi, Intel) may not work.
Those drivers may lack support for the necessary OpenGL extensions. For the
best experience we recommend the latest proprietary, vendor-supported GPU
drivers.
* Loading times may be slow because of shader compilations.
Not much can be done about this because of the way the Unreal Engine 3
handles shaders.
* Loading screen movies have no sound.
* Game controllers have no force feedback.
* No multiplayer compatibility with Windows.
* Multiplayer host might crash when a client is trying to join.
This is a bug in the Steam Client fixed in the beta - if it happens, opt in
for the beta: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta/discussions/1/864957817328247556/

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You have to own Painkiller Hell & Damnation to get access to the Linux Beta version.

Your Nordic Games Team

It's a bit sad to see more games come out that don't have cross-platform multiplayer on them (like Worms in the recent Humble Bundle), I guess sometimes it cannot be helped for older ports. I hope no brand new games do this though.

Compatibility for multiplayer will be added the developer confirmed:

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OZSeaford commented on 16 October 2013 at 9:43 am UTC

Damn, I cant keep up! The Christmas Sales on Steam will be epic!

Damn, I cant keep up! The Christmas Sales on Steam will be epic!
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richie442 commented on 16 October 2013 at 11:29 am UTC

Quote from OZSeafordDamn, I cant keep up! The Christmas Sales on Steam will be epic!
Can't wait..

[quote=Quote from OZSeaford]Damn, I cant keep up! The Christmas Sales on Steam will be epic![/quote] Can't wait..
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Anon commented on 16 October 2013 at 12:13 pm UTC

Oh, I was quite worried about the multiplayer thing, but if it's only for the beta, then I don't mind.

Oh, I was quite worried about the multiplayer thing, but if it's only for the beta, then I don't mind.
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Sabun commented on 16 October 2013 at 12:33 pm UTC

Awesome Sauce!

Awesome Sauce!
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killx_den commented on 16 October 2013 at 12:58 pm UTC
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Good thing that I have bought the game already. Can't wait to get home and check out my steam library 

Good thing that I have bought the game already. Can't wait to get home and check out my steam library :D
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hele commented on 16 October 2013 at 1:09 pm UTC

I'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.

I'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.
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OZSeaford commented on 16 October 2013 at 1:53 pm UTC

Quote from heleI'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.
Gothic 3 huuuuummmmm, lovely

[quote=Quote from hele]I'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.[/quote] Gothic 3 huuuuummmmm, lovely
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hele commented on 16 October 2013 at 2:00 pm UTC

Quote from OZSeaford
Quote from heleI'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.
Gothic 3 huuuuummmmm, lovely
I'm wondering why they chose Painkiller, because it's not the best game in their catalogue (quite mediocre actually).

[quote=Quote from OZSeaford][quote=Quote from hele]I'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.[/quote] Gothic 3 huuuuummmmm, lovely[/quote] I'm wondering why they chose Painkiller, because it's not the best game in their catalogue (quite mediocre actually).
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happygirl commented on 16 October 2013 at 4:35 pm UTC

Quote from hele
Quote from OZSeaford
Quote from heleI'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.
Gothic 3 huuuuummmmm, lovely
I'm wondering why they chose Painkiller, because it's not the best game in their catalogue (quite mediocre actually).

Just because it is one of the few titles that put your skills over scripts doesn't mean it's "medicore game", I'd actually rate it 10/10.

[quote=Quote from hele][quote=Quote from OZSeaford][quote=Quote from hele]I'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.[/quote] Gothic 3 huuuuummmmm, lovely[/quote] I'm wondering why they chose Painkiller, because it's not the best game in their catalogue (quite mediocre actually).[/quote] Just because it is one of the few titles that put your skills over scripts doesn't mean it's "medicore game", I'd actually rate it 10/10.
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