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Hotline Miami To Come Out Of Beta For Linux On September 9th

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Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat. Set in an alternative 1989 Miami, you will assume the role of a mysterious antihero on a murderous rampage against the shady underworld at the behest of voices on your answering machine.

The developers tweeted to let everyone know that the Linux support will land with more fixes this Monday, this will bring it out of beta finally.

Massive update to Hotline Miami PC on Monday including fixes, leaderboards, Linux support, and windowed mode. More next week!

Hotline Miami (@HotlineMiami) September 5, 2013


Features
  • Breakneck gunplay in bloodstained neon corridors combined with an intense, pumping soundtrack
  • A surreal and gritty storyline panned out over 20 brutal multi-level maps
  • Heart-stopping battles against a bizarre cast of bosses from Miami's underground
  • Wield 35 different weapons - from shotguns and assault rifles to katanas and lead pipes - everything is at your disposal
  • Over 1,000 different sprites for a fantastic variety of environments, weapons, items, and enemy death animations to keep the killing fresh
  • Slip on one of 25 unlockable animal masks to conceal your identity and tweak the gameplay in your favor or crank up the challenge
  • Driving beats and brooding sounds by Sun Araw, Coconuts, M.O.O.N., Jasper Byrne, El Huervo, Perturbator, Scattle, Elliott Berlin and Eirik Suhrke
  • Tough as nails Achievements that test your limits and leaderboards to prove your worth

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6 comments

Superuser 5 Sep, 2013
WOOOOOOOOT!

HLM 1 was GOTY 2012 for me, GOTY 2013 here we come!!!

EDIT: oh wait... I read that wrong. I thought HLM2 was coming out on Linux on the 9th. :(
entropy 5 Sep, 2013
In my case it doesn't start properly "for ages".
I see the window where you can set the resolution but starting the actual game does not work.

First it complained about a missing library:

/home/entropy/Steam/linux32/libsteam.so
with error:
/home/entropy/Steam/linux32/libsteam.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

After manually creating a symlink to 
/home/entropy/Steam/ubuntu12_32/libsteam.so

Now it doesn't complain about the lib anymore but doesn't start either.
And I don't see any error/warning that might hint what could be wrong.

Anyone else having this problem?
Ryuz 7 Sep, 2013
Quoting: entropyIn my case it doesn't start properly "for ages".
I see the window where you can set the resolution but starting the actual game does not work.

First it complained about a missing library:

/home/entropy/Steam/linux32/libsteam.so
with error:
/home/entropy/Steam/linux32/libsteam.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

After manually creating a symlink to 
/home/entropy/Steam/ubuntu12_32/libsteam.so

Now it doesn't complain about the lib anymore but doesn't start either.
And I don't see any error/warning that might hint what could be wrong.

Anyone else having this problem?
Have you entered the beta with the password hlm?
Anonymous 7 Sep, 2013
Quoting: Ryuz
Quoting: Quote from entropyIn my case it doesn't start properly "for ages".
I see the window where you can set the resolution but starting the actual game does not work.

First it complained about a missing library:

/home/entropy/Steam/linux32/libsteam.so
with error:
/home/entropy/Steam/linux32/libsteam.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

After manually creating a symlink to 
/home/entropy/Steam/ubuntu12_32/libsteam.so

Now it doesn't complain about the lib anymore but doesn't start either.
And I don't see any error/warning that might hint what could be wrong.

Anyone else having this problem?
Have you entered the beta with the password hlm?

I do participate in the beta, yes.
And it worked fine at the beginning.
Steve 7 Sep, 2013
WTF? Hotline Miami has been ported to Linux alone time ago. I have it in my Humble Bundle account. I guess Humble Bundle must have done the porting for them.
Liam Dawe 7 Sep, 2013
Quoting: SteveWTF? Hotline Miami has been ported to Linux alone time ago. I have it in my Humble Bundle account. I guess Humble Bundle must have done the porting for them.
It was ported yes, but it has been in beta for quite some time now.
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