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Alice: Madness Returns is an absolute classic from Spicy Horse Games and EA. It vanished from Steam for years and it recently arrived back. With Proton on Linux and Steam Deck, it does work quite well too!

The Windows version is locked to 30FPS, although there is an easy fix to put it into 60FPS. Simply go into the right click -> Properties menu, local files -> browse. From there go into AliceGame -> Config -> open up DefaultEngine.ini and look for the first place it says "MaxSmoothedFrameRate" and change that to 60. That's it and you're good to go. One thing to mention is that, at least on Steam Deck, there are some lighting glitches present. It's not overly distracting but a few of the flashes may cause issues for some people.

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Great news, as I know a fair few people who loved Alice: Madness Returns and now it's free of Origin once again. Installation and setup for Steam Deck / Linux is a simple click and no funny business.

A third game "Alice: Asylum" is still a possibility, which American McGee released a potential script for back in 2021.

Alice: Madness Returns is 60% off on Steam until March 28.

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Phlebiac Mar 23, 2022
The first game used idTech3; I wonder if ioquake3 can run it, or if it had too many modifications. After a quick search, it does appear that someone has been working on it, but it's not clear how usable it is:
randyl Mar 23, 2022
Quoting: CybolicWorth noting is that it's "free" if you're subscribed to "EA Play" on Steam.
Probably not many, if any, here subscribed to Xbox GamePass, but it also includes the basic EA Play as part of that subscription too. Not sure how cloud streaming EA Play titles works because on Windows I need to install the EA Desktop app. Just thought I'd mention it though.
slaapliedje Mar 24, 2022
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: CybolicWorth noting is that it's "free" if you're subscribed to "EA Play" on Steam.
I'm facepalming so hard because I purchased it just to do this, even though I have EA Play. Can't refund, as Valve already sent me one of those naughty-naughty you're refunding too much emails <_<. Unlike other titles, it doesn't have the Play with EA Play banner on the store page.
Oops! This was the second game, wasn't it? I know I beat the first one. Got stuck on the second. Really great game.

Ha, I've only ever refunded one game (mainly due to laziness) and that was Mechwarrior 5(?), because I really didn't want to be stuck on using the Epic Games store for anything... and then just waited for it to come to Steam.

Still haven't gotten around to playing it...
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