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Mad Max and Shadow of Mordor delisted for Linux and macOS on Steam

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It seems Feral Interactive have a few less ports available to buy supported for Linux and macOS to start off 2021 with as both Mad Max and Shadow of Mordor have been delisted for both platforms.

The change happened just before the end of 2020 on both titles, as seen on SteamDB (#1 - #2). On the macOS side, they lost even more as a few Lego titles also vanished and Batman: Arkham City too from mentioning macOS. Why? They all have a common publisher - Warner. Confirming this to me on Twitter, Feral Interactive stated "Hi, these games have been removed from sale on macOS/Linux due to their licenses expiring.".

So what does this actually mean? The Linux ports still exist, still work as expected and anyone who buys them on Steam would still get them too as they're attached to standard purchases. Going forward though, they're not being advertised or supported.

A shame but actually somewhat common. We see this with racing games, football games, and sometimes music also causes issues and more where licenses are often for a specific time period. In this case it's a bit more unique that it only affected the external ports.

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Quoting: Whitewolfe80
Quoting: MohandevirMaybe... But with some hindsight, I like too much Linux to give up... I really feel torn atm. Thinking about it, I'd like to switch to an AMD GPU because I'm suspecting that part of my problem is with my GTX 1660 Super that got weird issues on Linux only (heating and noise), but it's just impossible, atm. Add to this all these Proton issues that I have... Oh well, I might temporarily "give my underwear color" to Microsoft while I have to use that GPU, but I'll probably be back when I have the chance of putting my hands on a RX6600xt... Somewhere in 2022, maybe?

I get that i use Linux mainly for the customiseable elements but i get where you are coming from but i ve been here long enough to remember old linux gaming when the best game was Wolf Enemy territory. Oh god yeah hardware at any level is crazy price wise now.

For my part, it all began with original EverQuest and Lord of the Rings Online through Wine... Circa 2009 on my ATI Radeon HD 4670, 512mb VRAM, if I remember correctly. Lol!

Last edited by Mohandevir on 7 January 2021 at 7:18 pm UTC
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Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: sbolokanovAnd unless the publishers keep track for who play via Proton, one is possibly counted as yet another Windows user.

You'll be happy to know that the data available to the publisher from Steam does in fact keep track of how many people are playing on Linux via Proton.

... so the developers/publishers know that they don't need to do any porting or support do have Linux customers.

I'm even thinking about hiding that I'm a Linux user when/if I'd buy a game to play it under Proton.
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