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The latest horror from Frictional Games with Amnesia: Rebirth is out now

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Frictional Games have now released their latest horror title with Amnesia: Rebirth, as you walk in the shoes of Tasi and guide them through an emotional experience.

Using the same game engine as their previous game SOMA, which they call HPL3, Amnesia: Rebirth is a horror game that focuses on the journey as much as the end. It's all about the narrative and sinking into the thick atmosphere, Frictional say to not go in aiming to beat it but rather to immerse yourself in the world. Rebirth has a direct connection to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, however it's a fully stand-alone experience so you don't actually need to have played any others.

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In short, what is it? Feature highlight:

  • Explore environments and uncover their histories. In this first-person narrative horror experience, no location is like the others, and each is filled with mysteries and secrets for players to explore.
  • Overcome challenges that stand in your way. You will encounter a wide and varied number of mysterious contraptions and physics-based puzzles. 
  • Carefully manage your limited resources, both physical and mental in order to stay in the light and keep your fear under control
  • Encounter horrific creatures and use your wits to escape them
  • Incredible cinematic sound design that will make you feel inside the game's world
  • Don't let your fear consume you. Stay out of the dark, avoid horrific sights and control your panic or suffer long-lasting consequences.

Unfortunately, my key came in only the night before release and i discovered severe graphical problems in the Linux build on my desktop so I have been unable to review it at this time. Our livestreamer has also verified many major graphical issues. Frictional Games are aware as we've messaged them over email. We will be livestreaming it on our Twitch Channel and reviewing it in our usual way as well as soon as we can. We're really excited to give it a proper go once it's fixed up. Will keep you posted on that.

The actual launch on Steam was a bit rough too, as they managed to miss giving everyone the correct files to actually play it, thankfully they managed to solve that relatively quickly. Somehow though, they then nuked their Steam page and it vanished. Steam's admin panel isn't exactly straightforward though, I don't blame developers for getting confused on it.

You can buy it now on GOG and Steam

If you missed it, the last two Amnesia games recently had their game engine open sourced!

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whizse 23 Oct
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Quoting: F.UltraNew patch today with a notice that the Linux bugs will be fixed in a later patch so they are working on it. Meanwhile whatever you do don't ever go into the steam discussion pages for this game, it's full of vile and ignorant people for some reason (didn't know that there existed such a large group of Frictional Games haters out there).
Good to know! I've been checking my GOG account once every hour or so, waiting for an update. Guess I have to be patient for a bit longer.

I honestly don't know what it is about the Steam forums? They seem to turn even the most placid person into an enraged asshole?
nastys 24 Oct
I've made a fix:

Open Amnesia2.bin.x86_64 in a hex editor.
Search for FF BF 15 00 00 00 BE 01
Replace with FF BF 15 00 00 00 BE 02

(I have GOG version 1.03, but hopefully the Steam executable is the same. I'll update the game later)

Basically, it replaces
SDL_GL_SetAttribute(SDL_GL_CONTEXT_PROFILE_MASK, SDL_GL_CONTEXT_PROFILE_CORE) with SDL_GL_SetAttribute(SDL_GL_CONTEXT_PROFILE_MASK, SDL_GL_CONTEXT_PROFILE_COMPATIBILITY)which is necessary, since the game uses legacy code.


EDIT: Updated version below


Last edited by nastys on 25 October 2020 at 10:17 am UTC
nastys 25 Oct
I've updated to version 1.06 and fixed some issues with the shadows and possibly other shaders. I hope it's fully fixed now. Almost fully fixed, but the
Spoiler, click me
crash site
still has some minor issues.
https://steamcommunity.com/app/999220/discussions/0/4227150602817771843/?ctp=6#c3012305144376948097


Last edited by nastys on 25 October 2020 at 11:54 am UTC
Eike 29 Oct
From their update news:

Quote* Linux graphics glitch fixed.

[...]

For linux users we still have some known issues with fullscreen and exiting the game that won’t be fixed in this patch.

For our next update the main focus is:

Mod-support. We are almost there, but want to test it properly before launching it.
More linux fixes.


Last edited by Eike on 29 October 2020 at 4:38 pm UTC
drlamb 29 Oct
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I can confirm that the game launches and functions without forcing a COMPAT profile. I haven't tested outside of a brief play session as I'm currently stuck in a really scary spot.
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