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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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Eike 18 Dec, 2020
Quoting: dvdI do and it's not the taxes.

The whole rest of your post was reffering to taxes, so I assumed the first sentence would, too.

Quoting: dvdIt'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.

I can't say for other courties, but if I compare the prices of games in the eighties with those today, taking into account inflation, games are actually cheaper (here) than they used to be. (Would actually be interesting if I find my Wasteland I bill. :D )


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dvd 18 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: dvdI do and it's not the taxes.

The whole rest of your post was reffering to taxes, so I assumed the first sentence would, too.

Quoting: dvdIt'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.

I can't say for other courties, but if I compare the prices of games in the eighties with thhose today, taking into account inflation, games are actually cheaper (here) than they used to be. (Would actually be interesting if I find my Wasteland I bill. :D )

Sorry, then you probably wanted to reply to another poster.
Eike 18 Dec, 2020
Quoting: dvd
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: dvdI do and it's not the taxes.

The whole rest of your post was reffering to taxes, so I assumed the first sentence would, too.

Quoting: dvdIt'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.

I can't say for other courties, but if I compare the prices of games in the eighties with thhose today, taking into account inflation, games are actually cheaper (here) than they used to be. (Would actually be interesting if I find my Wasteland I bill. :D )

Sorry, then you probably wanted to reply to another poster.

You're right, I was talking about damarrin's post, which was all about taxes.
damarrin 18 Dec, 2020
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Yes, I was all about taxes as I understood dvd was talking about the price differences between europe and the us, which admittedly are staggering.

There’s always the option to buy a box, eg here W3 costs around 33€ from a shop. I haven’t actually looked at the box to see if it’s a steam key. It’ll be rather useless to a Linux user if not, plus there’s always the debate about whether it counts as aLinux sale or not.
Eike 18 Dec, 2020
Quoting: damarrinThere’s always the option to buy a box, eg here W3 costs around 33€ from a shop. I haven’t actually looked at the box to see if it’s a steam key. It’ll be rather useless to a Linux user if not, plus there’s always the debate about whether it counts as aLinux sale or not.

I vaguely remember boxes might not count as Linux sale even with a Steam key. (I had been so proud of my box with "Linux" printed very small somewhere on the backside back then...! )
Avehicle7887 18 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: damarrinThere’s always the option to buy a box, eg here W3 costs around 33€ from a shop. I haven’t actually looked at the box to see if it’s a steam key. It’ll be rather useless to a Linux user if not, plus there’s always the debate about whether it counts as aLinux sale or not.

I vaguely remember boxes might not count as Linux sale even with a Steam key. (I had been so proud of my box with "Linux" printed very small somewhere on the backside back then...! )

The first time I saw Linux logo on a retail game was many years ago with Unreal Tournament 2004. Much as retail boxes are becoming a thing of the past, it would be great to see Linux icon on them.

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slaapliedje 18 Dec, 2020
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Quoting: Avehicle7887
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: damarrinThere’s always the option to buy a box, eg here W3 costs around 33€ from a shop. I haven’t actually looked at the box to see if it’s a steam key. It’ll be rather useless to a Linux user if not, plus there’s always the debate about whether it counts as aLinux sale or not.

I vaguely remember boxes might not count as Linux sale even with a Steam key. (I had been so proud of my box with "Linux" printed very small somewhere on the backside back then...! )

The first time I saw Linux logo on a retail game was many years ago with Unreal Tournament 2004. Much as retail boxes are becoming a thing of the past, it would be great to see Linux icon on them.

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Yeah, I ended up buying Pillars of Eternity as a physical copy, but was sad that it didn't have a penguin on it. Pretty sure that was the last game I bought as a physical copy for a computer.

Also, Wasteland 3 was 35% off Steam a few days ago, so I went ahead and snagged it since I knew they were going to release the Linux version with this coming update. Now if I can find time to play it!
Trias 18 Dec, 2020
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Hm, I think it's finally the time to use my backer keys... :).
randyl 18 Dec, 2020
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Linux gamers demand a native port, "no tux no bux", etc.

An official supported native port is released within 6 months of the Windows release, but then balk because "the price is too high".

Linux gamers are then puzzled why commercial game developers continue to balk at releasing and supporting native ports.


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kokoko3k 18 Dec, 2020
Quoting: headless_cyborgPeople complain about lack of cross-platform MP yet many buy it on sites like Fanatical where it's most likely counted as Windows purchase. That's a part of the problem.
Just bought Deluxe edition on Steam to support RPG Linux devs, we need more games like this supported natively.
I don't get it.
You buy it on fanatical, you give your money to the linux developer which is the same of the windows version.
You activate on steam, you play on steam, they know you are on linux.

What am i missing here? Seriously.


Last edited by kokoko3k on 18 December 2020 at 5:22 pm UTC
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