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Killing Floor 2 FPS Announced With SteamOS Linux Support Right In

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I knew Tripwire weren't stupid! Killing Floor 2 was a given when you look at how popular it is, it needs a refresh and I am glad to say it will be on Linux.

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For those that don't know Killing Floor is a mostly multiplayer co-op zombie shooter, each round you get time to go to a shop to buy newer weapons ready for the next round.

QuoteTripwire is now 50 employees strong. Killing Floor 2 is coming to Steam Early Access for Windows and Valve's SteamOS. When? Not as soon as I may want, Gibson says, but sooner than I may expect. After watching them play KF2, I know they got at least the first half of that statement right.


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It's anyone's guess when it will drop, but from that exerpt I think it will be this year. It's pleasing to see that it will be in Early Access, so us Linux gamers especially can really make sure it gets a polished release.

I've spent a lot of hours in the past few years on the first Killing Floor, so this is excellent news. I have always thought Killing Floor could be taken further than it is.

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Fans of gory violence will love it, according to the PC Gamer article blood stays splattered for entire matches. With the amount of killing in the first game, KF2 will be a blood filled fun-fest of zombie killing.

I would hope they are using a much newer Unreal Engine for this one to have better Linux support, I do wonder who is doing the porting for them or if it is internal this time. I've popped them a tweet to ask, but they will probably be too swamped to notice us.

UPDATE

We are using a heavily modified @UnrealEngine 3 @gamingonlinux and we are working on our own port this time around.

— Tripwire Interactive (@TripwireInt) May 8, 2014


That's good news that it's an internal port, no waiting on outsiders and they can fix issues themselves.

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jdub 8 May, 2014
Wow man, just...wow. Dreams do come true
stan 8 May, 2014
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I played a little bit of KF1 (got it in a bundle) but found it too hard and not very fun in solo. Comparatively, L4D2 (got it for free) was more fun and playable (but gets boring after a while when playing alone). Never tried either of them in multi.

My biggest gripe with the KF1 port is the lack of alt-tab support.
Wouter 8 May, 2014
Quoting: Xpanderwhats wrong with first Killing Floor... i have played it for good 8-10 hours without any issues.
also if i remember correctly their first port is done by icculus, who probably got the money already but is not able to polish it up...correct me if im wrong though...
Well, I don't know what the experience is like with Nvidia, but with Intel and AMD fps drop below 10 fps frequently after spawns of zombies and it automatically sets all monitors in mirrored mode. I also had some issues with sometimes being unable to move the mouse to certain places in the menu's. Performance is also lower than in wine. With an Nvidia card I remember stalkers not being invisable either.
no 8 May, 2014
Please guys don't buy this piece of *** because the first Killing Floor Linux version suffer major problems.

You are just supporting company with ***ty linux support if you buy it.
stan 8 May, 2014
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Quoting: noYou are just supporting company with ***ty linux support if you buy it.
Well, if they are doing the Linux version in-house, it *should* be an improvement :).
omer666 8 May, 2014
Quoting: Xpander
Quoting: omer666If their Linux port is as ***ty as their support for the first Killing Floor on Linux, well, no thanks.
whats wrong with first Killing Floor... i have played it for good 8-10 hours without any issues.
also if i remember correctly their first port is done by icculus, who probably got the money already but is not able to polish it up...correct me if im wrong though...



good news on the next Killing Floor... cant wait!

It is full of texture bugs with nVidia drivers, so that you can't see thtough the scope in iron sight, water becomes solid, some texture masks are messed up - there are black squares all around, etc.

The number of bugs depends on the map you're playing.
See http://forums.tripwireinteractive.com/showthread.php?t=93239
saf 9 May, 2014
yeah besides the texture issues (actually it just means sometimes I can see stalkers when they're cloaked) I found the KF1 port great... runs in HD on my ultrabook at a great framerate.
Anonymous 9 May, 2014
the scope texture can be fixed with a toggle in the options... never seen that water bug. And the framerate is great... just so people don't get the idea it's unplayable, it's very playable, I've got 90 hours+ in it on mid- to low-end hardware and the only time I remember it's a port is when once every few hours a stalker that should be invisible gets visible.
xuwang 9 May, 2014
There's already a Steam page, and Linux is confirmed there (and explicitly so, not just "SteamOS"):
http://steamcommunity.com/app/232090/discussions/0/558755529773517935/
omer666 9 May, 2014
Quoting: Anonymousthe scope texture can be fixed with a toggle in the options... never seen that water bug. And the framerate is great... just so people don't get the idea it's unplayable, it's very playable, I've got 90 hours+ in it on mid- to low-end hardware and the only time I remember it's a port is when once every few hours a stalker that should be invisible gets visible.
The water bug is on the Foundry map. Bugs mostly appear when you push graphics further. Off course you can avoid the black scope bug by turning off 3D iron sight but why isn't this bug corrected instead? I mean we pay the same price for a game that's limited to its middle-end graphics when Windows get the full thing, and the bugs I deal with are rather gross. I think they didn't get Ryan Gordon to work on this long enough, because we're used to see some great work from him, and this port is just ridiculous. When you see that the Painkiller HD port has been spat on whereas it works so much better...
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