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Painkiller: Hell and Damnation FPS Game Now In Beta For Linux

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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.

If you have Painkiller H&D on Steam check your Linux Games!

Leszek Godlewski (@TheIneQuation) October 16, 2013


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:

@gamingonlinux Liam, multiplayer compatibility will be there in an update, don't despair! :)

— Leszek Godlewski (@TheIneQuation) October 16, 2013


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Evil has returned! Demonic powers are manifesting themselves as a myriad of dark creatures, fighting over the fates of imprisoned souls caught in Purgatory.

Once again, it is up to Daniel Garner, in the unenviable position of being the Curse of Darkness and the Toy of Light, to fight his way past hordes of demons and fiends.

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Been waiting on this for a while, cannot wait to try it I do love a good FPS game.

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hele Oct 16, 2013
Quoting: Quote from happygirlJust 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.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the concept of traditional FPS based more on skill than on a story (I like Quake II a lot). I just think that the original Painkiller is better game (more levels and mor fun). Hell and Damnation added modern graphic but cut levels. Also mediocre doesn't mean bad.
philip550c Oct 16, 2013
Quoting: Quote from happygirl
Quoting: Quote from hele
Quoting: Quote from OZSeaford
Quoting: 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.
I agree. I love this series more than the other Nordic games
SC Oct 16, 2013
Does Painkiller have a ton of DLC?  Will this work on Linux?

Oh man, this such an awesome time for Linux gaming! I never, ever thought I would see all these games come over
Anonymous Oct 16, 2013
Quoting: Quote from SCDoes Painkiller have a ton of DLC?  Will this work on Linux?

Oh man, this such an awesome time for Linux gaming! I never, ever thought I would see all these games come over
Same, this is kind of confusing. Before I was very hungry of games and bought everything possible, now there are just too much of them, I have to select much more and restrict myself x)
Lord Avallon Oct 16, 2013
Quoting: Quote from Anonymous
Quoting: Quote from SCDoes Painkiller have a ton of DLC?  Will this work on Linux?

Oh man, this such an awesome time for Linux gaming! I never, ever thought I would see all these games come over
Same, this is kind of confusing. Before I was very hungry of games and bought everything possible, now there are just too much of them, I have to select much more and restrict myself x)
Now, we are starting to have more food than we can eat, this is awesome!
oldrocker99 Oct 17, 2013
It's downloading on my box right now!
philip550c Oct 17, 2013
Quoting: Quote from oldrocker99It's downloading on my box right now!
I did yesterday but havent had a chance to launch it yet, let us know how it goes.

I cant wait to play this at the LAN party at work. I just need to wait for the multiplayer to work with windows as most of us are on linux but some still use windows. Does anyone know if this is on mac too?
philip550c Oct 17, 2013
hopefully all will be fixed when out of beta
storma Oct 19, 2013
It's 75% off atm over at Get Games. DLC is also on sale at 50-75%.

http://getgamesgo.com/category/painkiller-sale
scaine Oct 29, 2013
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It's also 80% off on Steam right now, for two more days: so it's £3.60 (less than a pint of lager) rather than £18. Looks like it's launching officially in a couple of days.
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