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While it doesn't seem Linux/SteamOS is officially supported for Dead Island Definitive Edition and Dead Island Riptide: Definitive Edition they are both playable.

I tested Dead Island Definitive Edition myself and it does seem to work, but I don't own Dead Island Riptide: Definitive Edition but I have seen reports elsewhere of it working for Linux gamers.

These new editions use the Dying Light engine, so they bring a vast amount of general improvements to all aspects of the game. As you can imagine though, the performance will probably go down quite a bit with all the enhancements.

In Dead Island Definitive Edition the mouse is the menu is incredibly slow, but in the actual game it seems to be fine. Adjusting mouse sensitivity doesn't seem to affect it at all in the menu.

Last we heard from Deep Silver was that they were not coming to Linux, so while technically true as it's not officially supported or mentioned anywhere, they are still downloadable and playable.

I do wonder what exactly is going on here. Buy at your own peril, but I do not recommend it as they could be removed at any time, but they could also be announced properly at a later date. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Action, FPS, RPG, Steam, Zombies
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HadBabits 31 May, 2016
Gonna stick with my original theory that their internal communication is about as reliable and well informed as their external channels -w-
Tuxee 31 May, 2016
Funny. A few moments ago "Dead Island Definitive Edition" showed a SteamOS icon. Now it's gone again.
darkszluf 31 May, 2016
Quoting: ziabiceI edited the drirc file as suggested, but that don't helped, still getting a blank screen.

I think that the problem here is that the game engine misinterpret my OpenGL version string and complains on start, but let me play anyway: that happens also with other games, ie "Crookz: The big heist" or "Serious Sam 3", and seems to me a major Mesa bug.

don't know for Crookz but Serious Sam 3 works well form me on the same mesa version in Ubuntu 16.04 so your problems may be OS related.
jonko 31 May, 2016
FYI, Humble bundle Deep Silver bundle is still alive https://www.humblebundle.com/deep-silver-bundle-2
jonko 31 May, 2016
I just bought it for 3e directly on steam with 85% discount and it has been added also to my steamos+linux library.
WienerWuerstel 31 May, 2016
Quoting: ziabiceI edited the drirc file as suggested, but that don't helped, still getting a blank screen.

I think that the problem here is that the game engine misinterpret my OpenGL version string and complains on start, but let me play anyway: that happens also with other games, ie "Crookz: The big heist" or "Serious Sam 3", and seems to me a major Mesa bug.

Dead Island Definitive Edition uses the Chrome Engine 6, which is the same engine that Dying Light uses, so it wouldn't surprise me if it has the same OpenGL requirements (4.4) as Dying Light.
ziabice 31 May, 2016
Quoting: WienerWuerstel
Quoting: ziabiceI edited the drirc file as suggested, but that don't helped, still getting a blank screen.

I think that the problem here is that the game engine misinterpret my OpenGL version string and complains on start, but let me play anyway: that happens also with other games, ie "Crookz: The big heist" or "Serious Sam 3", and seems to me a major Mesa bug.

Dead Island Definitive Edition uses the Chrome Engine 6, which is the same engine that Dying Light uses, so it wouldn't surprise me if it has the same OpenGL requirements (4.4) as Dying Light.

Yes, I just tried to run "The Dying Light" Demo and it doesn't work too. Complains about the OpenGL version then crashes, and from the logs it seems an OpenGL problem.

So this game is not ready for Mesa 11.2 (or Mesa is not ready for it, as you wish)
Comandante Ñoñardo 31 May, 2016
I'm gonna buy it once I have more confirmations that the Definitive edition of both games works on Linux.
Mountain Man 31 May, 2016
Quoting: leillo1975If I buy definitive edition bundle at this time, the game counts like a Linux purchase?
Probably not simply because Linux is not officially supported at this time.
Liam Dawe 31 May, 2016
Quoting: Mountain Man
Quoting: leillo1975If I buy definitive edition bundle at this time, the game counts like a Linux purchase?
Probably not simply because Linux is not officially supported at this time.
Yes it will. Developers can easily see on Steam what platform purchased from within Steam.

The only time it really matters it outside of Steam.
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