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Vendetta - Curse of Raven's Cry is to get a new patch, but not for Linux

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Remember Vendetta - Curse of Raven's Cry? [Steam] The game that originally released as Raven's Cry, then it was removed from Steam and eventually it returned. It's been a bit of a whirlwind and now the problems continue.

Turns out it's going to get a new patch, but only for Windows. You can see the post here in German, which translates to say they're having problems with Mac and Linux. They said that they've been looking for someone for months to do the Linux and Mac work, which is the same reasons they gave for repeatedly promising Two Worlds II for Linux and then not delivering.

On top of that, the developer Raidor, goes on to claim releasing patch notes before a patch is released would take too much time. They also go on to state adding in user requests to the game would cost "several million euros" and they claim ex-developers and previous publishers have sabotaged the game and possibly even stolen source code. This developer also seems to indicate these people were behind fake reviews and spreading false information.

I don't put a lot of faith into anything TopWare say any more, they're pretty shady and I think I'm understating that quite a bit. What a mess.

I don't think it's going to be a big loss, the game isn't exactly popular and right now it's still showing as "Mostly Negative" on Steam. TopWare Interactive really need to up their game if they want to turn this around.

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DamonLinuxPL 6 Nov, 2017
From what I remember Vendetta is not that bad game like many people think. First one Raven's Cry - have many bugs and perform on Linux very very bad and even not work on AMD GPU (NVIDA only), now with Vendetta Curse of Raven's Cry is much better and work on both hardware. Performance is still bad but similar to latest Feral ports, on Linux 40% worse than on Windows - so acceptable for most Linux users.

What I want say, many people blame developers team Reality Pump for make bad game and this is not true in my opinion. I agree first version is poor but second is much better. Also we should remember that publisher TopWare ordered development Raven's Cry to Octane Games and after some time (while time) they fail and publisher TopWare forced to end this bad game Reality Pump - they need abandon all own games like Sacrilegium. They have a very little time to fix not own game and TopWare forced it to quick release. After it they just almost bankrupt. That why I hate TopWare. They just lying about porters, publisher (they are publisher noting else), bad developers... etc... but I think this all it is TopWare fault.

Even ex employers claim that all guilty is in a German publisher. Quick info about this in original Polish source (needed google translate) http://gry.onet.pl/krakowskie-studio-reality-pump-zbankrutowalo/epd3p4

But worth to add many good developers from old Reality Pump get new work in newly created CD Projekt RED division in this same city - Kraków and also in new company like 11 Bit studios or Bloober Team (Layers of Fears and Observer). So they still make a good games but under new signings.


Last edited by DamonLinuxPL on 6 November 2017 at 11:44 am UTC
STiAT 6 Nov, 2017
I liked the game, for me it was engaging and fun.

Despite that I still can't see the difference between Ravens Cry and Vendetta (both suffer the exact same issues including speech synchronization, animation, storyline bugs etc., no differences at all).

Sad was that I always get stuck on a certain storyline bug, so I never could complete the game. This was never fixed, and by now I doubt it will be fixed. This was not just pointed out by linux gamers, but windows as well. Some say it's a savegame bug, but I started from scratch like 10 times, and always got stuck on the same point. I have doubts that only I run into a storyline bug which is random 10 times in a row, so I very likely manage to "reproduce" the deadlock for some reason (the quest was Looking for the Mercenaries, the body was simply gone after I killed the two or three mercenaries, I don't remember that, so I couldn't loot the body).

The developer also states they have staffing issues, so issues to find OGL developers for the Linux/MacOS port. And that's not uncommon.


Last edited by STiAT on 6 November 2017 at 12:28 pm UTC
hardpenguin 6 Nov, 2017
Quoting: DamonLinuxPLFrom what I remember Vendetta is not that bad game like many people think. First one Raven's Cry - have many bugs and perform on Linux very very bad and even not work on AMD GPU (NVIDA only), now with Vendetta Curse of Raven's Cry is much better and work on both hardware. Performance is still bad but similar to latest Feral ports, on Linux 40% worse than on Windows - so acceptable for most Linux users.

What I want say, many people blame developers team Reality Pump for make bad game and this is not true in my opinion. I agree fist version is poor but second is much better. Also we should remember that publisher TopWare ordered development Raven's Cry to Octane Games and after some while they fail and publisher TopWare forced to end this bad game Reality Pump - they need abandon all own games like Sacrilegium. They have a very little time to fix not own game and TopWare forced it to quick release. After it they just almost bankrupt. That why I hate TopWare. They just lying about porters, publisher (they are publisher noting else), bad developers... etc... but I think this all it is TopWare fault.

Even ex employers claim that all guilty if in a German publisher. Quick info about this in original Polish source (needed google translate) http://gry.onet.pl/krakowskie-studio-reality-pump-zbankrutowalo/epd3p4
Yeah, pretty much TopWare fucked up this game :( I respect Reality Pump for their work!

Games published by TopWare were iconic and crucial in my childhood, but I hear only bad things about them lately :(

On the other hand, they are the only company that decided to bring their entire back catalogue to Mac and Linux using Wine! That's definitely something.


Last edited by hardpenguin on 6 November 2017 at 12:45 pm UTC
crt0mega 6 Nov, 2017
Meanwhile, we're waiting for Two Worlds II.
razing32 6 Nov, 2017
I kinda feel bummed out. I liked the Risen series from Pirahna Bites and this seemed something in the same vein
slaapliedje 7 Nov, 2017
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So Sunday... I get an email saying "Only 3 days left: Vendetta - Curse of Raven's Cry Steelbook and Treasure Chest with loyalty discounts - Available for Pre-Order"

Today I get the same thing... Not sure if they forgot how to count..

Anyhow, looks like it releases on the 9th, and I can get 25% off the Steelbook version, or 10% off on the Treasure Chest one. I thought I already had the game, but apparently I do not.

Looks like t his is one to make a pass on. Case, map, etc looks cool though.
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