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ARK: Survival Evolved works again on Linux, water still broken on some maps

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Good and bad news here. ARK: Survival Evolved [Steam] once again works on Linux, but the water rendering is still totally broken on some maps, so you need to do the fix we showed before.

It seems the developer was gathering help on the Steam forum yesterday, which resulted in getting a working Linux build of ARK out again. The problem is, it seems like they're still not actually testing their Linux builds. They seemed to have no idea if the water rendering issue would be fixed or not "Would be good to know if the water is sorted out too", to me that says they don't test it.

Water is not fixed, at all, so you still need to do the hacky fix we posted about before. Once you go through that, water will look normal again. From what I've seen, you might need to do the same fix for the new DLC too. They still have issues with the game crashing often, looking nothing like the Windows version and generally performing poorly to deal with too.

I really don't like being negative about any developer or game, but Studio Wildcard repeatedly let Linux gamers down with their game. I will always give credit where it's due, but they've let the Linux version sit in such a poor state for far too long. We're talking about a game that costs normally £49.99. This is not some small-time indie developer, this is a game priced like a AAA title.

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evergreen 21 December 2017 at 8:47 am UTC
I sadly was forced to install seven to play the game with modern graphic. Aberration looks in opengl so bad I thought I was playing Unreal Tournament 1 in low settings... now I’m dual booter again. Sound also feels amazing with supported logitech drivers on my g930. I hope vulkan will change things, or wine, or cloud gaming, or steam, or the entire community will begin to work together and not fragmentated as it does: 1000s of distros, several graphic servers, a multitude of desktop frontends etc.
Linus save the clients!!!
dvd 21 December 2017 at 4:12 pm UTC
evergreenI sadly was forced to install seven to play the game with modern graphic. Aberration looks in opengl so bad I thought I was playing Unreal Tournament 1 in low settings... now I’m dual booter again. Sound also feels amazing with supported logitech drivers on my g930. I hope vulkan will change things, or wine, or cloud gaming, or steam, or the entire community will begin to work together and not fragmentated as it does: 1000s of distros, several graphic servers, a multitude of desktop frontends etc.
Linus save the clients!!!

I don't think there is any fragmentation, or if there is, it is much worse with windows.
evergreen 26 December 2017 at 11:56 am UTC
evergreenA question to Liam: is the photo on title a screenshot of linux client? I have an NVIDIA GTX 970, but i don't have such a graphic like that photo...
After the last 150mb patch of yesterday water and rain works again (on The Center and Aberration); fps became also better, but the graphic is far away from that. Thank you

I finally decided to switch back to linux client with Solus OS. winz version has better memory usage: 3gb gpu memory are enough for high settings;, but it has sound lags and bad graphic effects. so i’m back again!
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