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If you're after your next FPS fix, perhaps the Screaming Steel: 1914-1918 mod for Day of Infamy might be worth a look.

Screaming Steel: 1914-1918, previously known as WWI: Source is a total-conversion project being developed by devoted modders for Day of Infamy, utilizing a fantastic build of the Source engine to give you a convincing and compelling historical shooter experience. The mod uses the gameplay core from vanilla Day of Infamy, but with its own unique twist due to the nature of the equipment and tactics used during World War I.

This total conversion just had a massive update to include co-op-support, a new map, 5 new weapons and body armour. You can see a full post on what's new here, what a fresh trailer below:

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Since it uses the Steam Workshop, running it is easy. You need to own Day of Infamy of course, then grab all the required files from here. Once your Steam client has them, you're good to go.

Once in-game, just head to the Multiplayer or Cooperative menus, then hit the Browse Servers button in the top right. From there, you should see Screaming Steel in the list of servers you can choose on the left of your screen:

Apart from a rather long initial load time, the mod seems to work great on Linux. It performs well and the different setting is certainly interesting when compared with vanilla Day of Infamy. While we also have the WWI shooters Verdun and Tannenberg, it's good to see more especially as the gameplay feel is very different between them.

You can find Day of Infamy on Steam, with Screaming Steel: 1914-1918 available from the Steam Workshop.

Hat tip to Jolltz.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: FPS, Mod, Steam, Update
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iiari 7 Aug, 2019
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Huh, I wasn't aware of this, thanks for reporting it!

QuoteApart from a rather long initial load time...

This seems to be a downside of the entire Day of Infamy / Insurgency series....
hardpenguin 7 Aug, 2019
Rip Verdun
Dragunov 8 Aug, 2019
I'm about to give this a try. It looks awesome!, Day of Infamy is on sale on Steam right now and I just picked it up for less than $4.
chris.echoz 8 Aug, 2019
Day of Infamy performs pretty all right in-game, but the load times are abysmal on Linux and I'm pretty sure it's running on an old and buggy version of Source, as it has bugs that disappeared from more well-maintained Linux games like CS:GO years ago.

Kind of kills the fun of the game when you always get in a couple minutes too late to spawn the first round, and in some game modes that can be a substantial amount of the match.

I'd like to try this mod, but the current state of Day of Infamy makes it not so attractive in my opinion, anyway.
iiari 8 Aug, 2019
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Quoting: chris.echozDay of Infamy performs pretty all right in-game, but the load times are abysmal on Linux
Have you ever tried it on Proton instead? I wonder if loading times are better for the Windows version.
Dragunov 9 Aug, 2019
The load times really aren't that bad. I'm having a lot of fun with the game. The load times in Natural Selection 2 are far worse.
chris.echoz 13 Aug, 2019
Quoting: iiari
Quoting: chris.echozDay of Infamy performs pretty all right in-game, but the load times are abysmal on Linux
Have you ever tried it on Proton instead? I wonder if loading times are better for the Windows version.
I haven't, but I suspect it uses BattlEye, which probably won't play well with Proton.
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