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ARK: Survival Evolved Linux Release Delayed For The End Of June

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ARK: Survival Evolved sadly won't hit the release date today for the Linux & Mac versions, but they sent word that it will release on Tuesday the 30th of June.

I'm okay with them delaying it by a few days, as it shows they are testing it, and making it a better release for us. After a twitter exchange with me last night they wrote a quick update for Linux & Mac fans, but today they are making a new release date official.

For those not familiar with why you should be excited:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW9vsrPWujI
Excited now?

They wrote this on their official Steam page:
QuoteHey guys!

We know you've all been waiting so patiently for the release of the Mac and Linux client. We had to delay the initial release from the 25th of June, so we could spend some extra time working on the client, testing, and optimizing the release on these two platforms. However now we are excited to announce that that the Official Release for ARK Survival Evolved on Mac and Linux will be made available on Tuesday the 30th of June!

Mark your Calendars Mac and Linux gamers!!

Thank you so much for being super patient and we can't wait to see you on the ARK!

All the best,

Your Community Manager Jat and The ARK Survival Evolved Team!


Are you excited for the release? It's games like this that we need, due to their popularity. It is in the top 5 most played games on Steam already, and constantly has a high number of players on it.
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toni 25 June 2015 at 5:16 pm UTC
My wallet is waiting!!
Keyrock 25 June 2015 at 5:32 pm UTC
"Excited now?"

No. Another game where you swing an axe at trees for hours a day then get griefed by other players. This one does have dinosaurs, which is, admittedly, a plus.
SuperTux 25 June 2015 at 5:47 pm UTC
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mao_dze_dun 25 June 2015 at 6:12 pm UTC
Runs like a dog on Windows. I'd wait for some benches before I get it for Linux if I were you guys.
SuperTux 25 June 2015 at 6:24 pm UTC
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maodzedunRuns like a dog on Windows. I'd wait for some benches before I get it for Linux if I were you guys.

Runs OK with my 970 on an I5, but my Linux box has a 960 with a newer gen i5, so it will be interesting . Early Access games are rarely well optimized.
Segata Sanshiro 25 June 2015 at 6:40 pm UTC
SuperTuxIts well worth it, maybe they will add the extinct Megapenguin?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25990-extinct-mega-penguin-was-tallest-and-heaviest-ever.html#.VYwpkicVhBd

I've been to the museum where the mega-penguin is housed. There's also a mega sloth


Yeah, I was a bit gutted when they delayed this, but luckily Dreamfall Chapters book 3 released on the same day, so I can enjoy another very poorly optimised low-fps game instead!
Crazy Penguin 25 June 2015 at 9:56 pm UTC
No I'm not exited. Craftable modern weapons in a survival game with Dinosaurs? Makes no sense for me.
ElectricPrism 25 June 2015 at 10:30 pm UTC
Runs great on my GTX 970 on Windows. I'm really pleased that I won't have to boot Windows to play, last night I played for 6 hours and it's kindof like a adult version of Minecraft, it's kindof Terraria-esk in collecting Berries, Meat, Wood, etc... and constructing 3D homes.

The best part is you can collect a herd of dinosaurs that gang bang enemies with you - so when you go out to get collect wood you bring 3-4 more dinos that protect you and carry things back to base.

I probably won't play the online just local with my girl - it's by far one of the "chillest" games I've played in a while. A high spec PC is a plus as the game renders entire islands and thousands of blades of grass - which is incredibly amazing, a "first" in 3D for me.
Segata Sanshiro 26 June 2015 at 12:00 am UTC
@ElectricPrism - what kind of framerates are you getting at what settings? I have a GTX 960 and want to run it on at least high settings because the game looks so pretty (I'd be happy with 30fps+) but have a feeling it's still going to be a while until that happens... might be even worse with OpenGL.
ElectricPrism 26 June 2015 at 7:32 am UTC
Segata Sanshiro@ElectricPrism - what kind of framerates are you getting at what settings? I have a GTX 960 and want to run it on at least high settings because the game looks so pretty (I'd be happy with 30fps+) but have a feeling it's still going to be a while until that happens... might be even worse with OpenGL.

@Segata Sanshiro - I can't find a area to display FPS in the menu so I think I'll just guess that I get above 30 fps @ 1080p easily. Sure there is an occasional stutter but things seem to run pretty smooth - if I had to guess I would guess my CPU may be the most "potential" bottleneck as it's a LGA 1366 i7 920 1st Gen.

My girl plays it on her GTX 750 Ti SC on high settings, but it sure is a noticeable difference on Epic.

Here's a screenshot of my settings and what it looks like in our house
http://postimg.org/image/sp4usdm3n/full/
http://postimg.org/image/6r3fcx7vh/full/

I think I'm gonna pickup a second copy on the 30th when this comes to Linux so we can jam. I suspect that it will actually run better on Linux than on Windows, maybe I'm delusional - but most software is faster on Linux including some games. Oh, and load times are pretty bad on a 7200 RPM HDD, even with SDD load times are still 40 seconds, but granted you dont reload ever and play for several hours - there seems to be no "loads" in game after the initial load.
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