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Rhythm Doctor now has Native Linux support in the latest update

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After originally improving Rhythm Doctor for the Steam Deck earlier this year, they've now decided to do Native Linux support with it available now.

What is it? Save patients with your rhythm mastery! Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game where you heal patients by defibrillating in time to their heartbeats. Learn each patient's unique heartbeat and defeat boss viruses trying to sabotage your rhythm, all set to heart-pumping, soul-soothing music.

From the release notes:

Linux compatibility:

Added native compatibility with Linux! Make sure to disable “Force the use of a Steam Play compatibility tool” so Steam will download the native version. (big effort from huantian!)

- Should work on most modern Linux distributions, but have only tested on Ubuntu, Arch, and NixOS. Requires GTK for file pickers and xdg-open for opening files, these should also be installed on most distributions.
- Note: True window dance on Linux has been disabled, as it doesn’t seem to work well with all Linux desktop environments or window managers. Window dance is set to Simulate by default instead.
- Make sure to keep an eye out for any Linux related issues or bugs, such as issues with the file chooser or explorer, or custom level saving and loading. If you find any, contact us via our discord server:

They also included a sweet little update image for it:

There was also quite a number of gameplay changes included, for anyone who already played it. Sounds like playing it might be a little easier now, with some frame offset issues solved plus various improvements to the level editor were also included.

See the official trailer below:

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Ehvis Nov 14, 2022
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That's an uncommon amount of detail about the Linux support in those release notes. They clearly put more thought into it than is usually the case.

Not really a fan of rhythm games though. I'm just really bad at them. Which is kind of funny considering how much time I spent playing them in VR, but there's a catch. Besides the positive aspect of the physical activity, I still kind of suck at the actual "rhythm"/timing part of it. I really tend to focus on games that limit the impact of timing and allow me to compensate with technical skill. Something that doesn't really work for pancake games.
Cyril Nov 14, 2022
QuoteShould work on most modern Linux distributions, but have only tested on Ubuntu, Arch, and NixOS
This is already more than a lot of devs are doing, so don't worry guys!
hardpenguin Nov 14, 2022
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