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THQ Nordic and Mimimi Games kept to their word, with Desperados III now being officially released for Linux PC and macOS along with the latest update.

"Desperados III is a story-driven, hardcore tactical stealth game, set in a ruthless Wild West scenario. Play smart if you want to succeed. A good plan can make the difference between survival and finding yourself at the business end of a pistol."

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With the Linux release out now, it came along with the 1.4 version free upgrade. This added in one new Baron's Challenge mission along with support for the brand new DLC:

  • One new Baron's Challenge: The Baron dares you to make one last trip to Devil's Canyon to ask yourself: "What if?". Take control of young Cooper and Hector - and meet your nemesis Frank at the chapel for a final stand off. One good shot is all it takes.
  • DLC support implemented: The first DLC is out now! This is the first of three new missions that tell the story of a new adventure called "Money for the Vultures". The story of the three missions take place after the events of the main game. In the first part, the gang reunites once again to hunt down DeVitt's hidden riches.

They also updated the system requirements, which show that the minimum supported GPUs are an Nvidia GTX 560 or the Radeon HD 5850 which is a pretty low bar. You do need at least 8GB RAM (12GB recommended) and around 21GB space ready for it. It's 64bit only too, with Ubuntu being what they're testing and supporting but it should work across any distribution as it's built with Unity.

Feature Highlight:

  • Play five unique characters, each with a very particular set of skills
  • Experience true freedom of choice with countless different ways to overcome any obstacle
  • Defeat large groups of enemies with careful planning and execution
  • Witness the glory of classic Wild West scenarios like frontier towns, mysterious swamps, sprawling modern cities, and many more
  • Choose between non-lethal and deadly attacks, stealth and blazing guns
  • Adjust the game to your playstyle with various difficulty settings and special replay challenges
  • The Showdown mode allows you to pause the game anytime and react to ambushes or surprise attacks

Currently, it looks like it may be an empty download, as they forgot to link up (zero packages linked) both Linux and macOS to any public content packages on Steam. We've let them know to fix it and it's a very common issue we wrote about. It's an easy fix, will update when it's fully solved. Update: should be live properly now.

You can buy it now on Humble Store and Steam. Also on GOG but it's unclear when Linux will go live there.

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Keyrock 2 Sep
KohlyKohl 3 Sep
Not sure if I'll like it or not. Saw there was a demo so I'm going to try it out tonight.

The demo is the windows version but does work if you remove all of the videos from:

Desperados III Demo/Desperados III_Data/StreamingAssets/bootup/

Last edited by KohlyKohl on 3 September 2020 at 1:02 am UTC
dude 3 Sep
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Glad to see such a good game from Germany. We need more globally competitive game studios from Europe.
Poland ist on the top right now with CD Project Red (Witcher & Cyberpunk2077), they need competition

But, let's also think about Larian Studios and Hello Games (though UK left the EU).
Shmerl 3 Sep
Quoting: dudeBut, let's also think about Larian Studios and Hello Games (though UK left the EU).

You can ask Larian to release Baldur's Gate 3 on Linux here.

Last edited by Shmerl on 3 September 2020 at 4:37 am UTC
jens 3 Sep
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I don’t know where I should find the time, but this one wil certainly end up in my library this weekend. Cool to see another high profile native Linux game.
mylka 3 Sep
Quoting: ShmerlWaiting for the GOG release.

why would you support a store, that does absolutely nothing for linux?
valve deserves every cent of the 30% cut
Shmerl 3 Sep
Because I only use DRM-free stores.
Bought it!! great! I'll have quite some stealth games to play this year, with Commandos 2 Remaster hopefully releasing later on.
looks like Shadow Tactics on steroids, with some very inventive new game mechanics.
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: flesk
Quoting: EikeI loved the original Desperados. Now I tried to play Shadow Tactics, but somehow...
I cannot stand the genre anymore. :-(

I had the complete opposite experience this summer: After finishing Shadow Tactics (in a hotel in Arendal (which inspired Arendell of the Frozen movies)), I tried to play the original Desperados (which is also available for Linux), but I just couldn't get into it.

Oh, I cannot get into original Desperados anymore either nowadays!

I started playing it recently and on the fourth or so map with the hanging. What's yer reason for not getting into it nowadays?
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