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Wasteland 3 now available on Linux from inXile Entertainment

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inXile Entertainment have today officially released Wasteland 3 for Linux (and macOS), following on from their successful Fig campaign in 2016 and Windows release in August 2020.

Following on from the events in Wasteland 2 from 2014 (you don't need to play it), Wasteland 3 is a modern squad-based RPG with challenging tactical turn-based combat. This time it has a deep and reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions. You get to create and customize a squad of up to six Rangers, plus you get a powerful customizable truck too which you can equip with some fun weapons.

From the brief release announcement, "We greatly appreciate your patience as we worked to bring the game to these OS’, and we’re happy to have it playable for you before the end of the year. We hope you enjoy exploring post-apocalyptic Colorado during your holiday break.".

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Currently, the co-op ability for both Linux and macOS is limited. For Linux there is no co-op on GOG at all as they depended on GOG Galaxy which GOG have still not ported to Linux, plus on Steam the co-op is only compatible between Linux and macOS together (Windows is by itself). The "Direct Connect" option is also not available but will be coming in an update in January.

You can buy Wasteland 3 from GOGSteam or the Humble Store.

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dvd 17 Dec, 2020
I'm thinking of getting it via gog, it's 33% discounted and i have the second game from that store as well. I doubt i'd use coop at all anyway.
herrorange 18 Dec, 2020
Sweet. I'm sure there's going to be a Christmas sale soon or something. It was already 50% off recently, so a little patience and we can support these guys. Enjoyed Wasteland 2 and was waiting for this one. Just in time for my new PC :)
cwbutcher 18 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Lord_PhoenixSweet. I'm sure there's going to be a Christmas sale soon or something. It was already 50% off recently, so a little patience and we can support these guys. Enjoyed Wasteland 2 and was waiting for this one. Just in time for my new PC :)

The historical lowest it's been was 35% off. I'm hoping for 50% off over Xmas if we're lucky.
dvd 18 Dec, 2020
Tempted to buy on gog for -33%, althoug 40 eur is still too steep. (we get screwed on the pricing in the EU)
damarrin 18 Dec, 2020
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You realise it’s the EU screwing us, not anyone else?

The price in Europe includes VAT, prices in the US don’t. There’s no VAT on digital purchases in the US. There is VAT on physical ones, but prices are always quoted without it and it’s added at payment time only if the company you’re buying from has business presence in the state you’re in.

Plus, their tax is something like 7%, depending on state, not 15%+ like in Europe.
Eike 18 Dec, 2020
Quoting: damarrinYou realise it’s the EU screwing us, not anyone else?

I call it taxes, not screwing. They're doing thing for us with the money. But I don't think this is the place to discuss this.

Quoting: damarrinThe price in Europe includes VAT, prices in the US don’t. There’s no VAT on digital purchases in the US. There is VAT on physical ones, but prices are always quoted without it and it’s added at payment time only if the company you’re buying from has business presence in the state you’re in.

At least in Germany, law protects us from such behaviour. Suddenly showing VAT later in the order process is illegal (for private customers), so we're always shown full price from the beginning.
damarrin 18 Dec, 2020
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Quoting: damarrinYou realise it’s the EU screwing us, not anyone else?

I call it taxes, not screwing. They're doing thing for us with the money. But I don't think this is the place to discuss this.

Quoting: damarrinThe price in Europe includes VAT, prices in the US don’t. There’s no VAT on digital purchases in the US. There is VAT on physical ones, but prices are always quoted without it and it’s added at payment time only if the company you’re buying from has business presence in the state you’re in.

At least in Germany, law protects us from such behaviour. Suddenly showing VAT later in the order process is illegal (for private customers), so we're always shown full price from the beginning.

dvd said we were getting screwed on prices, that’s what my reply was referring to.

As for the rest of what you’ve written, I don’t know what you’re trying to say? It’s probably illegal everywhere in the eu.


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dvd 18 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: damarrinYou realise it’s the EU screwing us, not anyone else?

I call it taxes, not screwing. They're doing thing for us with the money. But I don't think this is the place to discuss this.

Quoting: damarrinThe price in Europe includes VAT, prices in the US don’t. There’s no VAT on digital purchases in the US. There is VAT on physical ones, but prices are always quoted without it and it’s added at payment time only if the company you’re buying from has business presence in the state you’re in.

At least in Germany, law protects us from such behaviour. Suddenly showing VAT later in the order process is illegal (for private customers), so we're always shown full price from the beginning.

I do and it's not the taxes. It's the wonderful 'digital single market' or whatever it's called. Back before this AAA game prices on release were around what 15-20 eur cost now (kind of like the price of the game if you buy it in russia atm), and now we are paying 60 euros. It was basically a vehicle to get things to cost the same in the poorer countries as they do in the wealthier ones.


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Eike 18 Dec, 2020
Quoting: damarrinAs for the rest of what you’ve written, I don’t know what you’re trying to say? It’s probably illegal everywhere in the eu.

I was naming Germany because I actually don't know about the rest of the EU (and didn't want someone to come up with, "no, it's not like that in my EU member country!" :) ). This, having to state price with VAT from the beginning, might be something ruled by national law.
beko 18 Dec, 2020
Uh oh. Wasteland 3 is finally released for Linux PC?

I’ll be in my bunk.
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