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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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Quoting: mylka
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

That's right! I would prolly purchase a game a day if they delivered the "promised" Galaxy for Linux!
Quoting: Perkeleen_Vittupää
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?
I played Desperados 1 and Shadow Tactics. They are completely different games, on desperados 1 the key to winning is crowding/squeezing the enemies into one spot and gun them with all you characters, 80% of enemies on a map can be killed that way... don't try to play the game all the "stealth" way on desperados 1 because it's too difficult that way.
Desperados 3 has also guns, but it takes some time to reload so you cannot shot all the enemies faster enough, but the "macro" gameplay mechanic looks really good, you can shot quite a lot with the macros.
They removed the machine gun the mexican had on the new one also.

if you need help on Desperados 1 I recommend Helldorado150 channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBHNzF56-iM


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 3 September 2020 at 7:39 pm UTC
dude 4 Sep
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Quoting: Shmerl
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.

Thanks, will do.
Quoting: The_Aquabatdon't try to play the game all the "stealth" way on desperados 1 because it's too difficult that way.

Uhm, well, that's exactly the way I played the game back in the day- and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I have to admit, though, playing the demo map without killing anyone in the new Linux version of Desperados 1 is pretty hard. But then again, I think that of most old games that I play again these days. Seems like I lost my grip.

By the way, still no Linux version of Desperados III at GOG.com. That's really disappointing.


Last edited by Plintslîcho on 4 September 2020 at 6:12 pm UTC
Quoting: PlintslîchoUhm, well, that's exactly the way I played the game back in the day- and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

by stealth I mean killing them with the knife or with the snake, taking them one by one without shooting them, that's what I meant, for me it's just too much work it is way easier to lure the enemies into one place and gun them, (hint) right clicking over your guns reload them all (took me some time to figure that out).


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 5 September 2020 at 5:02 am UTC
x_wing 6 Sep
Quoting: The_Aquabatby stealth I mean killing them with the knife or with the snake, taking them one by one without shooting them, that's what I meant, for me it's just too much work it is way easier to lure the enemies into one place and gun them, (hint) right clicking over your guns reload them all (took me some time to figure that out).

To be fair, you were able to use the same strategy in Commandos, but the idea was to play it in stealth mode.
yeah, I guess back to the original question (I played the game a few months ago)

QuoteWhat's yer reason for not getting into it nowadays?

for me it was really fun till the mission 12 or so (there's 24), playing the stealth mode. Then I had to figure out a faster way to pass missions, and the way I found is luring enemies into one spot and gun them. Shooting the enemies instead of killing them stealth kind of defeats the purpose of the game, and once you start to figure how to do that is not the same fun as it was. If you want to play the game the "stealth mode" all the 24 missions, then you have to have a LOT of patience (I mean a lot really).
I think there's is no correct way to win this game, since the game kind of encourages you to use guns by leaving machine guns for you to grab in some levels.


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 7 September 2020 at 3:05 am UTC
bOrviS7000 12 Sep
Great news. I have just started playing the first one. I will have to add this one to my wish list for when it goes on sale in a few years.
Shmerl 14 Sep
Still no sign of the game on GOG and developers are completely silent on the forum there. This doesn't look good.
Well, THQ Nordic confirmed on Discord today that there will be no Linux release on GOG.com:

QuoteToday at 4:23 PM

When will the Linux & Mac versions be released on GOG.com?

@crash Hey Crash, there is currently no plans of releasing it to GOG as the amount of users that uses those two systems on GOG is well very low we rather have those systems gathered in one place where it is easier to provide support and help if needed than spread out across multiple platforms where it then would be very hard to provide support and keep everyone on the same page.

I'm not the user who asked the question but take the liberty to quote the correspondence here.


Last edited by Plintslîcho on 16 September 2020 at 6:46 pm UTC
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