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Get a piece of gaming history with Crystal Caves HD now supported on Linux

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What looks to be a HD remaster done rather well, the 1991 title Crystal Caves got remaster with Crystal Caves HD back in October and it's now supported on Linux. I've no doubt many of our older readers will have fond memories of this one, it is something of a true classic.

Speaking about the modernizing of the game they said that a "true remastering of a classic game must mean preserving everything that made the original game challenging, fun and addictive, well we did this and more with Crystal Caves by incorporating a new vibrant color pallet to the not only the gameplay action but the storyboard elements as well".

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Feature Highlight:

  • Help Mylo get that burger joint all over again by guiding him through the original 3 episodes in HD!
  • All new achievements will have you competing for that top position of the online leaderboard!
  • Unearth exciting adventures in the all new Crystal Caves Episode, with challenging puzzles, action oriented hazards and rewards, featuring sandworms, break away platforms and much more!
  • Be the first to earn all the achievements including discovering the “Secret of the Volcano”!
  • Challenge your friends to beat your own adventures using our built-in level editor from the Steam Workshop
  • New Difficulty levels, Cloud Saves, New OST in the classic style and finally get that damn hard crystal!

While it's now released, they continue to update it and expand the level editor to help users create more interesting content for the Steam Workshop. This latest update that added Linux support also expanded the tiles available with the addition of a lava fall, a steel hanging block, you can rotate turrets now and more.

You can buy it freshly supported on Linux from Steam. The GOG version does not currently have a Linux build.

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Linux installer on GOG has been added
vipor29 6 Nov
its missing the executable.they need to fix that on steam
Linuxer 6 Nov
Quoting: vipor29its missing the executable.they need to fix that on steam

What a surprise. Here we go again. How can it be such an impossible task to test the product for EVEN just launching?
vipor29 6 Nov
i told the developer hopefully it will get fixed
Ehvis 6 Nov
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Quoting: Linuxer
Quoting: vipor29its missing the executable.they need to fix that on steam

What a surprise. Here we go again. How can it be such an impossible task to test the product for EVEN just launching?

Devs generally don't install from the "store" package because they have one that was accessible before release. Their install would have the appropriate depots added, but that doesn't mean that the store version has the same (or the one for key activations which is different again). The Steam backend should be checking that the executable from the configuration is actually available and produce a warning, but it obviously doesn't. So it's up to the devs to manually verify that everything is alright and apparently it's not entirely clear because this happens way too often.
Liam Dawe 6 Nov
Quoting: vipor29i told the developer hopefully it will get fixed
I have replied to the Steam post to advise both you and the developer on it.

Also what Ehvis said, it's so common and often confusing I wrote about article about the missing executable issue.
vipor29 6 Nov
ok this is a pop os issue because i installed manjaro and the game installs just fine.could be a runtime issue with pop os's version of steam.
Linuxer 6 Nov
Quoting: vipor29ok this is a pop os issue because i installed manjaro and the game installs just fine.could be a runtime issue with pop os's version of steam.

And then there is this issue? Many people in the community spread the info that the choice of distro does not matter... Phew.

I wonder does it work on Ubuntu, which would be the most important one to work on i suppose. Any AAA-game or this one.
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Quoting: vipor29ok this is a pop os issue because i installed manjaro and the game installs just fine.could be a runtime issue with pop os's version of steam.

And then there is this issue? Many people in the community spread the info that the choice of distro does not matter... Phew.

I wonder does it work on Ubuntu, which would be the most important one to work on i suppose. Any AAA-game or this one.

this is a problem for sure. i think valve's pressure vessel i supposed to help i problems like this

we should never recommend nothing but ubuntu for new users ...
It was tested on Ubuntu so it should work Please note that Linux depot was added to all packages at the start even though SteamDB is not showing that.
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