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As a further update on Stranded Deep for Linux, the developer has now officially announced it although support is currently limited.

Here's what they said:

We’re happy to finally release a Linux version of Stranded Deep!

Starting from 0.47.00 we’ll be releasing a 64-bit Linux build along with the normal Windows and macOS builds. Support for Linux builds will be limited due to the nature of Linux and the many distros. However, the Linux community is generally a good, helpful and supportive group. 
The new Linux build has been tested working on Ubuntu 18.04 with NVIDIA 390 drivers.

If you have any issues, they have a dedicated Linux forum to post in for feedback.

To be clear, we've been told Linux users will need to opt into the "experimental" branch on Steam. Right click it in your Steam library, go to properties, hit the beta tab and select it from the dropdown box to enable it.

About the game:

Take the role of a plane crash survivor stranded somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Experience terrifying encounters both above and below an endless environment. Come face to face with some of the most life threatening scenarios that will result in a different experience each time you play. 

Scavenge. Discover. Survive.

You can find Stranded Deep on Steam.

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razing32 20 July 2018 at 12:26 pm UTC
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Good that they are being so upfront about it
Sputnik_tr_02 20 July 2018 at 2:05 pm UTC
Just downloaded the game. I needed to add this command to launch options to get the game working. ( Thanks to Xpander )

__GL_GlslUseCollapsedArrays=0 %command%

Game works fine so far, no visual glitches or anything. Loading takes a long time though and mouse feels awkward in the opening scene. Performance is not very good on my system, i hope it gets better.
scaine 20 July 2018 at 7:02 pm UTC
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Quotedue to the nature of Linux and the many distros

Le sigh. At least they go on to say that it works well in Ubuntu 18.04. That's all you need to support, devs. Literally everything else is a Brucie-bonus.

Think I'll pick this up while I wait for 7D2D Alpha 17 to drop.
Xpander 20 July 2018 at 7:35 pm UTC
Sputnik_tr_02Just downloaded the game. I needed to add this command to launch options to get the game working. ( Thanks to Xpander )

__GL_GlslUseCollapsedArrays=0 %command%

Game works fine so far, no visual glitches or anything. Loading takes a long time though and mouse feels awkward in the opening scene. Performance is not very good on my system, i hope it gets better.

loading is now like 5-10 sec even when generating new map (on a SSD), first time it took like 2 minutes on the "Cleaning Up" section.

and yeah that command is needed for 396.xx drivers except 396.45
it performs well, looks good and now the input works really good also
razing32 20 July 2018 at 7:52 pm UTC
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Xpander
Sputnik_tr_02Just downloaded the game. I needed to add this command to launch options to get the game working. ( Thanks to Xpander )

__GL_GlslUseCollapsedArrays=0 %command%

Game works fine so far, no visual glitches or anything. Loading takes a long time though and mouse feels awkward in the opening scene. Performance is not very good on my system, i hope it gets better.

loading is now like 5-10 sec even when generating new map (on a SSD), first time it took like 2 minutes on the "Cleaning Up" section.

and yeah that command is needed for 396.xx drivers except 396.45
it performs well, looks good and now the input works really good also

I'm curios how you found that out.
Really would like to learn this stuff.
Did you check logs and find an error that led you to that ?
Xpander 20 July 2018 at 8:22 pm UTC
razing32I'm curios how you found that out.
Really would like to learn this stuff.
Did you check logs and find an error that led you to that ?

Simple Rust(another unity3d game) had same issue and i reported this bug to nvidia. They answered with this workaround.
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1032120/linux/rust-video-game-crashes-with-396-18-drivers/post/5270717/#5270717

Some other Unity games had this issue as well. Stranded Deep is one of them


Gameplay Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTJY-0W6iEc


Last edited by Xpander at 21 July 2018 at 7:02 am UTC. Edited 2 times.
BOYSSSSS 21 July 2018 at 6:21 pm UTC
Did anyone test how it runs on Mesa RadeonSI?
razing32 22 July 2018 at 4:21 am UTC
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razing32I'm curios how you found that out.
Really would like to learn this stuff.
Did you check logs and find an error that led you to that ?

Simple Rust(another unity3d game) had same issue and i reported this bug to nvidia. They answered with this workaround.
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1032120/linux/rust-video-game-crashes-with-396-18-drivers/post/5270717/#5270717

Some other Unity games had this issue as well. Stranded Deep is one of them


Gameplay Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTJY-0W6iEc

Thanks mate.
Odd it's been an issue for a month.
schidin 23 July 2018 at 5:50 pm UTC
The game starts fine for me, but after loading I only see white textures, something is broken there on mesa

PS: Using experimental branch fixed it for me!


Last edited by schidin at 23 July 2018 at 6:49 pm UTC
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