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Seems no hope for Insurgency: Sandstorm on Steam Deck / Linux

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Sadly it seems like Insurgency: Sandstorm is not one you'll be enjoying on the Linux desktop or Valve's Steam Deck any time soon, even with Epic Games supporting Easy Anti-Cheat with Wine / Proton.

A game that originally planned Linux support, which New World Interactive decided not to do while also cancelling the planned story campaign back in 2019. The last hope was Steam Play Proton but it appears the developer will not be enabling support for it in EAC.

Writing in their recent patch notes, the developer said this:

The Linux Situation

Hello penguin pals, this message is being written for you by someone who has in their lifetime been a self-described Linux-head. Yes, we are very much aware that EAC announced Proton and Wine compatibility. Please understand however that we would still need to do quite a bit of development work to properly support Linux, and at this point in time we do not have that capacity. Thank you for your understanding!

Perhaps they, like we expect others to, may change their mind once the Steam Deck is out and they might see more players asking them to support it. That, or people just go elsewhere and find a different game. I'm sure there will eventually be no shortage of first-person shooters that you will be able to play online.

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StalePopcorn 18 Dec, 2021
…still not willing to use Windows.
pete910 18 Dec, 2021
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Quoting: scaine
Quoting: pete910Oi, Find your own news @liam, I posted this in the forum yesterday!




And it was so worthy, it got a full article! You're welcome!


officernice 18 Dec, 2021
I wrote them some time ago, and they mentioned that they are still working and maintaining their console port.
aseriesofdarkcaves 18 Dec, 2021
Sad news and quite disappointing. Appreciate the fact that they said something though.

Maybe they'll come back around to doing it someday - I won't hold my breath though.

Meanwhile, I'm hooked on Valheim!
Jahimself 18 Dec, 2021
when they released the game they said linux port will come later along with console port, but apparently not ^^
no port, no proton ...
wit_as_a_riddle 18 Dec, 2021
Quoting: Alm888Proton™

Hey Alm888™, that are you on about with that?
iiari 19 Dec, 2021
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Quoting: riusmaIf anyone is looking for a (bit) more "tactical" multiplayer (coop or PvP, and in the future PvPvE) FPS (it's true first person, the game uses the same models in first person view that it would uses in third) than Insurgency (2014 or Sandstorm) and don't mind playing an Early Access game with Proton (the dev will investigate native Linux, but it's a very small team so I would not hold my breath for that), you should have a look at GROUND BRANCH!
Thanks for the tip on this. Looks really interesting!

The new Microprose seems to have some terrific titles coming for the hard core, old-school gamer. I've been watching their Operation Harsh Doorstop (another tactical squad shooter) and Carrier Command closely as well.

Also, by accident or design, many of their titles seem very Proton friendly so far....
Alm888 19 Dec, 2021
Quoting: zen_xeno
Quoting: Alm888Proton™

Hey Alm888™, that are you on about with that?
I have not made my nickname a trademark yet. But it would be a wise idea to register it (so no other human being could use it ahead of myself).

Sincerely yours, Alm888®.

P.S. It is hilarious to see how some "Just Use Proton"™ fans are getting riled up by such a small detail. As if they perceive the notion that Proton™ is a commercial product of a in-for-profit company as something insulting. :)
Purple Library Guy 19 Dec, 2021
Quoting: Alm888
Quoting: zen_xeno
Quoting: Alm888Proton™

Hey Alm888™, that are you on about with that?
I have not made my nickname a trademark yet. But it would be a wise idea to register it (so no other human being could use it ahead of myself).

Sincerely yours, Alm888®.

P.S. It is hilarious to see how some "Just Use Proton"™ fans are getting riled up by such a small detail. As if they perceive the notion that Proton™ is a commercial product of a in-for-profit company as something insulting. :)
Well, it is open source. A product of a for-profit company, yes, but it doesn't actually possess any of the attributes, such as say exclusivity, that you'd associate with a trademark, nor is it being sold for money.
wit_as_a_riddle 19 Dec, 2021
Quoting: Alm888P.S. It is hilarious to see how some "Just Use Proton"™ fans are getting riled up by such a small detail. As if they perceive the notion that Proton™ is a commercial product of a in-for-profit company as something insulting. :)

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