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The second racing game from Milestone has arrived on Linux with Gravel, what they claim is the 'ultimate off-road experience'.

Much like the previous port of MXGP3, Milestone once again teamed up with the porting company Virtual Programming to bring it to Linux.

More about it:

Take a tour around the world to discover the range of extreme and wild environments that will offer you a fully off-road experience. There are four disciplines where you can compete with the most powerful cars.

  • Cross Country: Huge areas with different layouts, perfect for competing in checkpoint races in the most evocative landscapes. Run through a waterfall with the aurora borealis as backdrop or try the right grip in the largest deserts in the world.
  • Wild Rush: The wildest locations where you can compete in lap races. Unique environments with natural obstacles that will force you to race your way through the slopes of a mountain, on paradise islands, and through masses of debris and quarry rocks.
  • Speed Cross: Races set in the most beautiful tracks in the world. Real-world tracks, from Europe to America, where you can show your skills in incredible jumps and chicanes.
  • Stadium: Real and fictional arenas, full of jumps and spectacular layouts!

It's worth noting, that on Steam user reviews don't paint a very good picture. It's sat on Mixed overall, with the most recent being Mostly Negative. As always, take it with a pinch of salt.

According to the supported peripherals list, my Logitech G29 is included so it could be quite fun to try out as there's no mention of differences in the Linux version. I've reached out to Milestone about a review key, so hopefully we can have a proper look.

Going by the specifications, both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs are supported.

You can find Gravel on Humble Store (on sale) and Steam.

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Liam Dawe Jan 17, 2019
Quoting: GuestDoes it provide Vulkan support? If not I will skip this one after the experience with MXGP3!
I doubt it, as far as I know Virtual Programming are still doing OpenGL.
hummer010 Jan 17, 2019
Just like MXGP3 - that's a bit too pricey for me to gamble on the performance.

Someday maybe - I'd really like to play both of these games, but right now I've only got a Ryzen 2500U based computer.

Last edited by hummer010 on 17 January 2019 at 7:08 pm UTC
dpanter Jan 17, 2019
Since MXGP3 Linux build runs like frozen dog shit, I'm not having any hopes for this one. :|
If anyone does try it, please report back!
Xpander Jan 17, 2019
Interesting, though it has Mostly Negative reviews and the Price is way too much. Would like to get the information about performance also if someone buys and the wheel support ofc. Might buy it when its on sale then.
PlayX Jan 17, 2019
I bought it, but it seems they have forgotten to make the linux files public. They are only in a package that is marked as a dev package.
For me steam does download nothing and I get an "missing executable" error.

Last edited by PlayX on 17 January 2019 at 6:49 pm UTC
Liam Dawe Jan 17, 2019
Quoting: PlayXI bought it, but it seems they have forgotten to make the linux files public. They are only in a package that is marked as a dev package.
For me steam does download nothing and I get an "missing executable" error.
Again? Hah. They messed up like that with MXGP3 too. How hard is it to test once on a normal account..

Edit: And here's why the Linux content isn't even linked to normal purchases *facepalm*

Last edited by Liam Dawe on 17 January 2019 at 7:34 pm UTC
Perkeleen_Vittupää Jan 17, 2019
If i remember correct, Milestone developed those awesome racing games Screamer 1, 2 , 3 and Screamer Rally....

Whether this one is of any relation to those, im getting it 100%!
gojul Jan 17, 2019
Given the price it will be a no go for me. Was rather disappointed with MXGP3.
Linas Jan 17, 2019
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Mostly negative reviews, but when I look at the reviews themselves, only 3 of them are negative on the front page. :S:
rick4003ddd Jan 17, 2019
After MXGP3 i'll buy it only with a BIG discount
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