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Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass launches without Linux and macOS

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Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass went live yesterday, well the first part anyway and it appears it's launched without Linux and macOS.

This is despite both platforms being supported for Civilization VI, and when we enquired about (see the bottom update) it before release we were told the plan was to have it "sim-ship" (ship simultaneously). With the first part, Maya & Gran Colombia Pack, out now along with a patch for everyone and both Linux and macOS missing we again asked about what's happening. We were sent this brief statement from 2K:

We're working with our partners at Aspyr to quickly bring Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass content to Mac and Linux and will share more soon.

Aspyr Media, who ported it to Linux, still haven't even gotten Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel updated on Linux since the last update almost a whole year ago. On top of that, we still don't even have Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary.

It's hard not to be disappointed in Aspyr Media at this point, I certainly am. Not only are we missing DLC but updates that will prevent cross-platform online play once again. When we hear more on the Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass or if it does manage to release soon, we will let you know when we know.

You can pick up a copy of Civilization VI on Humble Store and Steam.

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Wompo 22 May
Some time ago I tried contacting Aspyr Media's customer support about Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth not working on my computer. I never got an answer. I'm not sure if they even received my message. Their customer support site was being really buggy and I couldn't login to the account created during making the customer support request.

When customer support doesn't work, who am I supposed to contact then? :P

I hope they'll get better at this stuff eventually.
I don't mind delayed updates, I dislike the broken multiplayer. Let the people on Windows at least downgrade it so they can wait with us and play with us if they want to. It would solve the issue where you agree to play with someone that day just to realize there was an update that broke and ruined everything.
randyl 22 May
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Quoting: Nevertheless
Quoting: lqe5433Proton is too good. It's killing the Linux porting business.

In this case Proton doesn't work however..
Both DX11 and DX12 versions play the intro and then crash with a grey screen..
It's getting to the point where I want my games to have a native Linux client and work on Proton. Some native ports get neglected or lag. Sometimes Proton breaks. This is even a problem, to a lesser extent, on Windows with aging titles targeted at earlier Windows versions.
Quoting: randyl
Quoting: Nevertheless
Quoting: lqe5433Proton is too good. It's killing the Linux porting business.

In this case Proton doesn't work however..
Both DX11 and DX12 versions play the intro and then crash with a grey screen..
It's getting to the point where I want my games to have a native Linux client and work on Proton. Some native ports get neglected or lag. Sometimes Proton breaks. This is even a problem, to a lesser extent, on Windows with aging titles targeted at earlier Windows versions.

I was automatically looking to Proton, when it was clear the Civ6 port made problems again..
Quoting: lqe5433Proton is too good. It's killing the Linux porting business.
Let's face it: While Linux gaming is in better shape than it has ever been in the history of the operating system, we're still an almost negligible sliver of the market.
CatKiller 22 May
QuoteAspyr Media, who ported it to Linux, still haven't even gotten Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel updated on Linux since the last update almost a whole year ago.

I chose not to buy Civ 6 specifically because of that. They made it clear with that that they weren't interested in actually supporting their Linux releases. If Feral had ported it instead I'd have bought it.
randyl 22 May
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QuoteAspyr Media, who ported it to Linux, still haven't even gotten Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel updated on Linux since the last update almost a whole year ago.

I chose not to buy Civ 6 specifically because of that. They made it clear with that that they weren't interested in actually supporting their Linux releases. If Feral had ported it instead I'd have bought it.
This is one of the big reasons I haven't picked it up either, and the fact that it also doesn't really work in Proton either.
Quoting: Lycurgus87I bough Gathering Storm at a full price, because I thought wow these guys give a shit about linux.
Turns out they don't, they don't even give us a release date and honestly it's not that hard.
So tell me if this shit show gets on the sale 60% minimum. This is how to loose a long time civ fun.

Until that I go buy Space Haven instead and a few more because I can.
And Firaxis and Aspyr can kiss my pinguin ass. :><:

I bought the base game at a very deep discount back before I switched to Linux. I recently bought the first two DLCs on sale mainly so I could get credit for buying them on Linux. Still pissed, because I play this with friends who are on Windows and now I can't, and I'm guessing at this point it'll be months before it works again.

These guys can eat shit as far as I'm concerned. I'm not saying I won't buy an Aspyr port again, but I damned sure won't buy one I intend to play with other people.
Quoting: randyl
Quoting: CatKiller
QuoteAspyr Media, who ported it to Linux, still haven't even gotten Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel updated on Linux since the last update almost a whole year ago.

I chose not to buy Civ 6 specifically because of that. They made it clear with that that they weren't interested in actually supporting their Linux releases. If Feral had ported it instead I'd have bought it.
This is one of the big reasons I haven't picked it up either, and the fact that it also doesn't really work in Proton either.

It doesn't work *at all* in Proton for me. I've tried all the workarounds recommended on ProtonDB and I still can't even get to the main menu.
Quoting: Mountain Man
Quoting: lqe5433Proton is too good. It's killing the Linux porting business.
Let's face it: While Linux gaming is in better shape than it has ever been in the history of the operating system, we're still an almost negligible sliver of the market.

We are, and we could forgive (or ignore) 2K if they didn't notice us at all. But they hired Aspyr to port this to Linux and Mac, and after advertising it for "all platforms," they didn't release it on those two and actually broke the base game in the process. I honestly couldn't care less about this DLC, but I wanted to continue playing the stuff I already bought, which was working until they broke it.
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