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A little later than I had hoped, but Feral Interactive have released the Alien Hunters DLC for XCOM 2 along with a patch to bring it up to the same level as Windows.

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Feral did say this on reddit before the release:
Quotethe Linux version of Alien Hunters has been submitted for approval

So either Firaxis or 2K held it up for some reason.

The DLC adds in new weapons, new enemies, a new building for your base and more.

You can find the patch notes here. Version 1.2 is quite a big patch, and it has these Linux-specific fixes on top of the large amount of other changes for all platforms:
QuoteFixed issues reported with some Audio mods not playing back sounds correctly.
Minor improvements to various modding installation issues reported on specific setups.


Good stuff Feral! Still one of my favourite releases on Linux and I look forward to getting back into it with all the latest goodies which I was holding out for recently.
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wojtek88 31 May 2016 at 11:48 am UTC
Good information have to say. First for over 5 days. Previous one was the fact that F1 2015 was released. Both good news come from Feral. I have to ask - what happens with other porters? What happens with Virtual Programming? What happens with Aspyr? Do those companies still work on porting games to Linux? It is super silent about them...
khansei 31 May 2016 at 11:55 am UTC
wojtek88Good information have to say. First for over 5 days. Previous one was the fact that F1 2015 was released. Both good news come from Feral. I have to ask - what happens with other porters? What happens with Virtual Programming? What happens with Aspyr? Do those companies still work on porting games to Linux? It is super silent about them...
Virtual programming is working on overlord. You can find info on their website, its clearly exposed.
liamdawe 31 May 2016 at 11:56 am UTC
Virtual Programming did mentioned on Facebook Overlord was due to come soon.

Aspyr are generally very quite until they announce something.
rkfg 31 May 2016 at 12:35 pm UTC
And it still doesn't officially support 36x.xx driver branch. Which is a shame since it's a stable one. I don't believe that GLVND hits the performance because even other Feral ports show the same performance on 35x.xx and 36x.xx, except XCOM 2.
edddeduck_feral 31 May 2016 at 12:53 pm UTC
rkfgAnd it still doesn't officially support 36x.xx driver branch. Which is a shame since it's a stable one. I don't believe that GLVND hits the performance because even other Feral ports show the same performance on 35x.xx and 36x.xx, except XCOM 2.

If you are you seeing a major performance drop on specific Nvidia drivers then make sure you contact both Feral support and Nvidia. This sounds like a major regression that Nvidia will need to fix of you are seeing performance problems on your setup.
rkfg 31 May 2016 at 1:14 pm UTC
edddeduckferalIf you are you seeing a major performance drop on specific Nvidia drivers then make sure you contact both Feral support and Nvidia. This sounds like a major regression that Nvidia will need to fix of you are seeing performance problems on your setup.
Thanks, I haven't checked it myself but in this video (time mark is on the driver version comparison) the difference is really big, 1.5x almost. Unfortunately, I can't downgrade the driver because the other game, Natural Selection 2, which I play every day randomly crashes on anything older than 36x.xx.
rkfg 31 May 2016 at 1:34 pm UTC
Looks like that info is outdated. I've just compared 364.19 and 358.16 and performance seems to be better on the former, 30 FPS on medium settings on the base screen vs. 20-22 on the latter. Still, don't understand that warning popup about unsupported card or driver, maybe the requirements can be relaxed now?..
Mountain Man 31 May 2016 at 3:56 pm UTC
wojtek88Good information have to say. First for over 5 days. Previous one was the fact that F1 2015 was released. Both good news come from Feral. I have to ask - what happens with other porters? What happens with Virtual Programming? What happens with Aspyr? Do those companies still work on porting games to Linux? It is super silent about them...
Based on the number of releases, I get the sense that Feral is a much larger company, and with more releases comes more revenue... which means money for more releases. Aspyr and VP definitely need to step up their game if they want to stay competitive.
edddeduck_feral 31 May 2016 at 3:58 pm UTC
rkfgLooks like that info is outdated. I've just compared 364.19 and 358.16 and performance seems to be better on the former, 30 FPS on medium settings on the base screen vs. 20-22 on the latter. Still, don't understand that warning popup about unsupported card or driver, maybe the requirements can be relaxed now?..

We're still getting some feedback that the performance hasn't returned on some newer drivers so we're keeping the warning in place for now which we investigate further.
seven 31 May 2016 at 5:25 pm UTC
does it fix the crashing of the game on ubuntu 16.04?
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