Check out our Monthly Survey Page to see what our users are running.

The Long Dark, the survival game pitting you against the harsh environment and wildlife has a big free update out.

As they've been talking about for a while, this update is the overhauled versions of Episodes One and Two. With a third episode due at some unspecified time.

Now, all story you experience in the game is played in first-person like the gameplay. All dialogue is also now fully voiced and animated, so it should make for a much more engaging experience. They've adjusted the mission structure, so that side-content is properly optional and not required to progress the story like it was in places before. They've reduced the amount of backtracking required and improved the flow of it overall.

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

They also updated the survival mode to include a Rabbitskin Hat, a new health buff with Well Fed which will buff your Condition and Carrying Capacity and a new challenge to complete.

On top of that, they also tweaked the UI, improved the Fire/Stove interaction interface and other misc improvements. The loading screen will also now throw some information at you.

Sadly, the Linux version now has some major issues. There's some graphical distortions (likely the same Unity bug others are having) and while forcing Vulkan (-force-vulkan as a launch option) fixes some of them that method for this game introduces other major issues. Unity is currently tracking the issue here.

So far, the issues with Unity seem to only affect NVIDIA so if you're on AMD or Intel you should be good to go. Due to those issues, I can't really give it any updated impressions. I've contacted Hinterland Studio to let them know.

You can find it on Humble Store and Steam, as it's no longer on GOG for whatever reason.

Article taken from
10 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
Page: «2/2
  Go to:

yahya 19 Dec, 2018
Quoting: yahya
Spoiler, click me
It seems that some objects are overlapping.
But it's normal with -force-vulkan.
What a disaster!
It's only normal on the first gameplay (Wintermute/Survival). But when I exit to the main menu and then back to play, suddenly a few spiky objects appeared, like explosions.
Brisse 19 Dec, 2018
Played several hours of survival mode yesterday. No new issues for me as an AMD user. The game is 100% playable and enjoyable but there are some minor issues which existed previous to the patch as well. More specifically, every now and then (once per minute or so?) the screen flashes with a colourful corrupt frame. Just one frame though, so it disappears quickly and doesn't really affect gameplay beyond being slightly annoying. The other issue is that I've had a couple of crash to desktop. I had one yesterday. All in all I would guess I've had three or four throughout my 85 hours of total gameplay.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon, Liberapay or Paypal. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!