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Interplay updating many classic titles on Steam to add support for Linux

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Interplay Entertainment announced today they're updating many of their classic titles to support Linux. A lot of it of course is thanks to the excellent free and open source DOSBox, which allows thousands of classic to play on modern systems without much hassle.

First of the announcements was that Battle Chess 4000 is now available on Steam, and it comes straight out of the gate with builds setup for Linux too. On their Twitter, Interplay mentioned:

As part of the drive to bring our classic pool of games to an entirely new generation of gamers, we will also update our back catalogue today, providing Tux & Apple support for heavyweight titles such as Earthworm Jim, Stonekeep and Descent!

Tux and Apple being Linux and macOS if that wasn't clear.

Going over their list of games on Steam there's quite a few. Here's some that added Linux builds recently:

Worth noting that Descent 3 already had Linux support, as porter Ryan Gordon did some work back in 2020 to re-port the game along with many tech upgrades for modern Linux gaming.

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Tags: DOSBox, Retro, Steam
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slaapliedje 19 Oct
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Quoting: berarmaThose games were already available for Linux on GoG.
Yup, and some were already available on Steam for Linux, weren't they? Is this Interplay or Valve? Doesn't seem like it would be hard for Valve to just add DOSbox native to the games that alreafy wrap it in.
jsheedy 21 Oct
I have Descent3 from when it was originally ported back in the lokigames days. My favorites from their efforts were the Rune games.
CFWhitman 21 Oct
Quoting: jsheedyI have Descent3 from when it was originally ported back in the lokigames days. My favorites from their efforts were the Rune games.

I have that too, along with a few other Loki titles.
slaapliedje 22 Oct
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Quoting: jsheedyI have Descent3 from when it was originally ported back in the lokigames days. My favorites from their efforts were the Rune games.
Rune was awesome. Wasn't there going to be another one at some point?
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