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Interested in an adventure game with a horror theme? The Long Reach [Humble Store, GOG, Steam] promises to be an interesting experience. I say promises but—guess what? Yet another Unity engine game to have partially messed up input on Linux.

Such a shame too, since I've tried to play it and it did seem to be a game that could really capture my attention. The setting is good as is the sound and the art, but sadly even basic movement is a little broken. It's extremely distracting as it constantly twitches between moving and not moving. 

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If you can look past the input issues somehow or pick it up ready for them to fix it, you can find it on Humble Store, GOG and Steam. Once the input bugs are fixed, we will take a proper look at it.

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Dodger 30 Mar, 2018
I bought the game on release day and had played through it without any issues.
Liam Dawe 30 Mar, 2018
Quoting: DodgerI bought the game on release day and had played through it without any issues.
The Unity input bug doesn't seem to happen across all distributions, but it does happen on Ubuntu. Since Ubuntu is the most widely used, that's what I use and test on.
Linas 31 Mar, 2018
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Unfortunately it is stuff like this that gives Linux a bad reputation among game developers. Works fine on Windows, export to Linux and get all sorts of input, rendering, and performance issues. Except it is not Linux that's broken, but Unity.
razing32 31 Mar, 2018
Quoting: DodgerI bought the game on release day and had played through it without any issues.

Hmm , I'm on Antergos.
Might give it a go then.
Nezchan 31 Mar, 2018
Quoting: LinasUnfortunately it is stuff like this that gives Linux a bad reputation among game developers. Works fine on Windows, export to Linux and get all sorts of input, rendering, and performance issues. Except it is not Linux that's broken, but Unity.

On the other hand, Linux users are known for offering better feedback, detailed bug reports and suggestions for fixes than Windows and Mac users. They tend to know where the common bugs hide with regard to our systems and can tell devs encountering them for the first time where to look. So it balances out to a degree.
lucifertdark 1 Apr, 2018
Compare Windows gamers to Linux gamers when a bug hits...

Windows : there's a bug f-ing fix it or I sue.

Linux : there's a bug, here's what's needed to get round it, want a hand fixing it?
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