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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
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I wonder if Retro Revenge will be available for Linux too..
lrj71 1 Jun, 2016
Quoting: ziabiceDoes it work with mesa 11.2.2 and radeonsi? All I get is a black screen with music playing in the background.

When I first got Dead Island, it would give me a black screen with no sound. I had installed it to my reiser3 partition. I set up a Steam Library on an EXT4 partition & installed it there and it works. I'm using a nvidia card & drivers.
leillo1975 2 Jun, 2016
Finally, I bought the game. It runs better than Dead Island original. It loads faster, I don't have framedrops. In two hours I was playing without problems. With original I have frecuent crashes to desktop and hangs. The framerate is lower, but it's normal. The new game have a better graphics, but it's more stable and this can be seen in the gameplay.

Probably in future we would see a performance patch, but I am reasonably satisfied with this reedition.
Liam Dawe 3 Jun, 2016
Sent a proper email to Deep Silver today, hopefully they will reply this time.
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