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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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Liam Dawe 20 Dec, 2020
Quoting: ziabicePlayed the first mission and it doesn't seem a good port, there are lots of graphic glitches, keyboard doesn't respond very well... it's definitely in beta quality
Be sure your system is up to date, and report issues because I've seen plenty of others on Linux not seeing those problems. Could be Mesa specific (going by your system details on here).
ugly 20 Dec, 2020
Quoting: ziabicePlayed the first mission and it doesn't seem a good port, there are lots of graphic glitches, keyboard doesn't respond very well... it's definitely in beta quality
As I mentioned earlier, I had the graphical glitches as well.

For me, at least, it seems like it is caused by the 'Ambient Occlusion' setting. Turning that off and all the flickering disappeared.

For reference, I'm using Linux Mint 20, with kernel 5.8 and the Kisak Mesa PPA. I have an AMD RX570.


Last edited by ugly on 20 December 2020 at 8:37 pm UTC
knro 20 Dec, 2020
Thanks for the news item, I went ahead and bought one now. I love the theme and played the original wasteland long ago. It's pricey but vote with your wallet! Linux gamers are 1% still, make that count.
ziabice 21 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: ziabicePlayed the first mission and it doesn't seem a good port, there are lots of graphic glitches, keyboard doesn't respond very well... it's definitely in beta quality
Be sure your system is up to date, and report issues because I've seen plenty of others on Linux not seeing those problems. Could be Mesa specific (going by your system details on here).

I'm on Mesa 20.2.3. As @ugly said, disabling "Ambient Occlusion" solved all the flicker I had. Seems definitely a Mesa problem...
ziabice 21 Dec, 2020
Quoting: uglyFor me, at least, it seems like it is caused by the 'Ambient Occlusion' setting. Turning that off and all the flickering disappeared.

This solved my problems, too!
whizse 21 Dec, 2020
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If anyone have some time to spare, please do report the rendering issues here:
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/-/issues
Eike 22 Dec, 2020
30% off on Steam.

Is it working all fine on Nvidia?


Last edited by Eike on 22 December 2020 at 9:05 pm UTC
beko 22 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Eike30% off on Steam.
33% on GoG (and they also have a Deluxe version xD)
slaapliedje 24 Dec, 2020
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Quoting: beko
Quoting: Eike30% off on Steam.
33% on GoG (and they also have a Deluxe version xD)
Ha, Also Known As; Game + Soundtrack.
Eike 24 Dec, 2020
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: beko
Quoting: Eike30% off on Steam.
33% on GoG (and they also have a Deluxe version xD)
Ha, Also Known As; Game + Soundtrack.

The manual is in the extra edition, too (which I find strange, but I'll probably get the game with manual, but discounted).
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