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Atari Vault released for Windows, Linux build coming soon

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Update: They posted this in reply to someone in a forum topic I started
QuoteWith experience in software development, you should be familiar with hardware issues. The average game, when porting only has to consider control configurations for one game; this package has 42 distinct control schemes. The number of configurations is quite astounding, more than average modern game. It take a long time work through these things. Still, the Linux version is coming shortly. Launch has also exposed a few issues on the Windows side that we're going to patch (for the benefit of Linux too) before the Linux build is released.


It would have been nice to have this simply mentioned to begin with, then the outlook would have been more positive. I am a big fan of open communication and they failed here, but it's great to see it's coming still.

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Another developer going the silent route on previous plans. Atari Vault was confirmed by the developers to be releasing on Windows and SteamOS/Linux, but Mac later. Now it has launched with no hint about Linux.

To save you going to our old article linked above, here's the image:

It released yesterday with no mention on Linux/SteamOS.

I seriously don't get what is so damned hard about developers being open about previously confirmed platforms.

We have reached out to them to ask what's going on, but I doubt Atari will even see our message as they probably get thousands daily.

This guys, is why you don't pre-order, I'm glad I stick to my rule. Article taken from
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GustyGhost 25 March 2016 at 7:06 pm UTC
AnxiousInfusion's wallet is another payment to launch without promised Atari support.
enz 25 March 2016 at 8:00 pm UTC
To be fair, he said "we are targeting a release on Steam OS", which sounds more like an intent than a promise. A promise would have been if he had said "we will do a release on Steam OS".

Last edited by enz on 25 March 2016 at 8:01 pm UTC
melkemind 25 March 2016 at 8:03 pm UTC
Isn't this the same publisher as RollerCoaster Tycoon World? It sounds like Atari has some serious internal and external communication breakdowns.
Liam Dawe 25 March 2016 at 8:10 pm UTC
enzTo be fair, he said "we are targeting a release on Steam OS", which sounds more like an intent than a promise. A promise would have been if he had said "we will do a release on Steam OS".

That's exactly the same meaning, but adjusted wording.
Slackdog 25 March 2016 at 9:23 pm UTC
No great loss - nothing in there that can't be had on MAME anyways....
Nyamiou 25 March 2016 at 10:55 pm UTC
Don't be like that, they just haven't uploaded the SteamOS build yet. We won't have Day-1 release for all our game. They probably remove the SteamOS mentions so that Linux people don't buy the game now but only after Linux release as to avoid messing up the numbers.

Also they did add the Linux depot as the same time they added the Windows one, yesterday (SteamDB. It was no mistake, they just haven't uploaded the the Linux build yet.

Last edited by Nyamiou on 25 March 2016 at 10:59 pm UTC
Ben 25 March 2016 at 11:14 pm UTC
Won't miss it. Can have those games in any emulator or even website, if I want to ...
Fishticon 25 March 2016 at 11:28 pm UTC
This was actually the ONLY Linux game I was looking forward to lately. It saddens me that they did this. I didn't pre-order but I was thinking of buying it and waiting, but then I seen this new article.
BillNyeTheBlackGuy 26 March 2016 at 1:00 am UTC
Overreacting much? Modern day Atari has always been crooked, but I don't see what they did wrong here. Most linux game release have never been day one. They NEVER promise a day one release. They simply said they're targetting a Linux release date.

Last edited by BillNyeTheBlackGuy on 26 March 2016 at 1:01 am UTC
MintedGamer 26 March 2016 at 1:26 am UTC
I agree with your comments about not pre-ordering. I pre-ordered Total War Warhammer as it had Linux support announced, and now on the Steam page only has Windows is listed as an OS I've asked the community manager what the plans are for Linux, but not had any reply. I can understand that the developers run into issues but I just wish they would keep people informed if their release plans change.
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