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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is now in Open Beta for Linux!

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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters the ARPG that draws from Little Red Riding Hood is now in Open Beta for Linux! Sadly it's not going very smoothly and I am not impressed so far.

Public Beta

Starting with this release, the client goes public and will use the same servers as the windows and mac client. Your games characters will be available on any platform but characters from the private beta are now unavailable.

Fullscreen Warning

In some cases fullscreen mode will set the resolution higher than your display can handle. Please ensure that you have the proper GPU driver and display detected correctly. If you have a problem, simply remove "config/unity3d/SpicyHorse/Akaneiro/prefs" in your directory and play in windowed mode.

Supported platforms

Debian 7.0
xUbuntu 13.04
xUbuntu 12.10
xUbuntu 12.04
openSUSE 12.3
openSUSE 12.2
openSUSE 12.1
Fedora 18
Fedora 17

They don't list where to get the launcher on the official website just yet, you need to follow this link to actually get a hold of it. Their press release email also had multiple spelling errors I needed to correct.

Unfortunately the launcher while downloading is extremely crash happy for me on Ubuntu 13.04, I have submitted the bug report to them so hopefully they will get on it ASAP.

If you have as much trouble as I did downloading then follow PencilAbuser's advice from my reddit post:
QuoteYou can find the torrent that the launcher is using at:
I was able to download the game through my own torrent-client using that torrent-file.

The Register button also seems to do a total of nothing so you can sign up here for an account. Their sign up link as actually hidden on their website, I only found it by pressing the "Play (in web browser)" button.

They really need to work on their stuff, like all of it.
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dimko 16 May 2013 at 1:53 pm UTC
Looks that I did right thing when I didn't sign up for this one. Ou well, some other company may want my money...
liamdawe 16 May 2013 at 1:59 pm UTC
dimkoLooks that I did right thing when I didn't sign up for this one. Ou well, some other company may want my money...
Why exactly?
Ba7a7chy 16 May 2013 at 3:04 pm UTC
I informed them of the Ubuntu 13.04 crashes on the closed beta stage, this is a great idea to download using another bittorent, what do I do after installation is finished ? the usual chmod and run ?
Ba7a7chy 16 May 2013 at 3:06 pm UTC
Also, the crashes continues using Qbittorent, I blame the torrent file :\
liamdawe 16 May 2013 at 3:12 pm UTC
I am a bit shocked at this being turned into an open beta with such glaring issues. I too had to switch to transmission fromqbittorrent to get the data to download, just popped it in the folder after and it seems to work, i get to tge login screen at least.

Considering its reported already by you i am surprised they still opened it, not a good impression.

The register button on the Login screen also does nothing *sigh*, such poor Q&A must have been done on it, I have reported this as well.
s_d 16 May 2013 at 4:10 pm UTC
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Interesting results...  I had none of these issues whatsoever.  I tested on my base-level Linux game testing machine (i.e., laptop w/integrated Intel graphics, 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04LTS).  It's no speed demon by any stretch, but it is great for testing game functionality for the "average user", for the purpose of reviews and performance analysis.  Sadly, my nice workstation with a real video card is in pieces awaiting Yet Another Home Office Shuffle

I installed the launcher/torrent-client as instructed in the closed beta, successfully downloaded the game, and launched the downloaded game via the launcher.  There is a lag at launch with a dark screen in which I wondered whether or not I'd hung, but became used to it.  It's not nearly as long as the lag/hang launching games in Steam (I have only played TF2 and The Cave in Steam), but it is noticeable.

For me, the game plays very well, even in full-screen, without any artifacts, frame drops, crashes, or other issues.  The "register" button also does absolutely nothing for me.  I have been using the account issued to me in the closed beta.  Some direction regarding new user registration would be warranted.

Ba7a7chywhat do I do after installation is finished ? the usual chmod and run ?

Once the game is downloaded from the client, the launcher has a "play" button in the bottom right corner.  You click it to begin the game.
Maokei 16 May 2013 at 7:34 pm UTC
Lots of complaints here even though its a beta.
liamdawe 16 May 2013 at 7:36 pm UTC
MaokeiLots of complaints here even though its a beta.
The complaints come out of the fact it went through a Closed Beta to come out like this, as stated before as well these bugs where already submitted to them and not fixed.
pedepede 16 May 2013 at 11:09 pm UTC
Thanks for informing about this game. Downloading it atm 
Orkultus 17 May 2013 at 6:36 am UTC
For those who get the libtorrent-rasterbar7 error. Here is a link . Oh and you may need libc6 (>= 2.17). This is of course from a guy running 64bit Linux Mint 14.
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