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Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition from Larian Studios recently became Steam Deck Verified. Plus, we have a longer talk from Swen Vincke, the Founder and Creative Director of Larian Studios.

It gained official Steam Deck Verified status last week, which I somehow completely missed. Looking over the top 250 on Steam, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is number 68 of the most highly rated games so it clearly has a lot of fans and is arguably one of the best RPGs available on Steam too.

Back when the Steam Deck released, we had a few clips of developers talking about the Steam Deck and their games, as it turns out Larian had kept back more of their footage that they just released that you can see below:

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In short: they're going to ensure all their games and future games work well on it. Really nice to hear!

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Termy 9 Jun
After their disappointing stance towards Linux after D:OS EE, it is surely nice to hear.
Well, D:OS 2 already plays great on a switch in portable mode and considering the resolution targets are similar and the switch is underpowered (both gpu and cpu) comparing to the steam deck, I get why Swen says they didn't had to do anything other than maybe move some code around :P
DrMcCoy 9 Jun
Not gonna give Larian money
Well, the good part is that they indeed went to the trouble of giving both D:OS games a very usable separate controller UI so them being a little exited about the deck can only be beneficial for the future. And who knows - they managed to produce a working native Linux port for the fist one...eventually...so there is always hope.
To be honest I am a little more concerned with their general polish of their games, though: while the first D:OS was a diamond in the rough the second one is basically worse in everything but graphics. If they would at least fix their line of sight system so the AI does not constantly 'cheat' by attacking through objects or obstacles the shortcomings of the story could probably be forgiven but as it stands D:OS2 is an utter disappointment unfortunately. Anyway, I wish them luck and many successful and polished titles for the future! - there is always hope at least ;-)


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Quoting: DrMcCoyNot gonna give Larian money

I see the first one had native Linux support but Divinity II does not. Tells something without investigating i suppose.
DrMcCoy 9 Jun
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI see the first one had native Linux support but Divinity II does not

Which is part of the reason I'm not giving Larian any money anymore, yes.

They completely fucked up Linux support for Divinity: Original Sin, then had it there for the Enhanced Edition, but by then they already started on Divinity: Original Sin II and didn't merge anything back. Just an utter clown car of a company.


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Quoting: DrMcCoy
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI see the first one had native Linux support but Divinity II does not

Which is part of the reason I'm not giving Larian any money anymore, yes.

They completely fucked up Linux support for Divinity: Original Sin, then had it there for the Enhanced Edition, but by then they already started on Divinity: Original Sin II and didn't merge anything back. Just an utter clown car of a company.
That then somehow managed to get the contract for Baldur's Gate III. As opposed to Dark Alliance III, which dropped the Baldur's Gate line, should have just been called 'The Crystal Shard' as it seems to either copy the story from that, or made it a sequel to that book... But it got boring fast, and the mechanics seemed no where close to what Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance one and two were like...

Ha, sorry for my rant, it's a shame that Divinity: Original Sin II didn't get a Linux port. The first one (once it had EE) played fantastic on Linux.
dude 9 Jun
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Quoting: DrMcCoy
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI see the first one had native Linux support but Divinity II does not

Which is part of the reason I'm not giving Larian any money anymore, yes.

They completely fucked up Linux support for Divinity: Original Sin, then had it there for the Enhanced Edition, but by then they already started on Divinity: Original Sin II and didn't merge anything back. Just an utter clown car of a company.
Larian make just great games, I finished both DO:S on Linux. Some of the greatest games ever made.
One must be able to forgive and look forward.
KROM 9 Jun
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Quoting: DrMcCoy
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI see the first one had native Linux support but Divinity II does not

Which is part of the reason I'm not giving Larian any money anymore, yes.

They completely fucked up Linux support for Divinity: Original Sin, then had it there for the Enhanced Edition, but by then they already started on Divinity: Original Sin II and didn't merge anything back. Just an utter clown car of a company.

Not to mention that D:OS EE didn't have any of the kickstarter goodies. Still mad about how they have handled Linux back then.
melkemind 9 Jun
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Quoting: DrMcCoy
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI see the first one had native Linux support but Divinity II does not

Which is part of the reason I'm not giving Larian any money anymore, yes.

They completely fucked up Linux support for Divinity: Original Sin, then had it there for the Enhanced Edition, but by then they already started on Divinity: Original Sin II and didn't merge anything back. Just an utter clown car of a company.
Larian make just great games, I finished both DO:S on Linux. Some of the greatest games ever made.
One must be able to forgive and look forward.

It's pointless. The Bitter Nerd Brigade knows no forgiveness, only anger.
Both games are still my favorites.
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