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BioShock Infinite Released For Linux, Thanks To Virtual Programming

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BioShock Infinite has been released for Linux, and it brings a promise of some excellent FPS action with it.

To get this out of the way first; the port is done by Virtual Programming, so it's using their "eON" technology. The argument for and against it has been done to death somewhat, so let’s leave that at the door please.

This is the third port from Virtual Programming, and it's my favourite out of the games they have put out for Linux!

Once Steam decides I'm worthy of a download I will detail my findings, so until then you can either wait, or risk it and buy it.

Intel graphics, and open source drivers are not currently supported on the title, so you have been warned!

nVidia: NVidia 340.65
AMD: fglrx 14.12 (Currently only Radeon 7xxx and greater series cards are supported)

About the game (Official)
Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret.

Check out BioShock Infinite on Steam now, but you may want to hold off for our official report. Article taken from
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Samsai 17 March 2015 at 6:11 pm UTC
Told you so. ;)
FutureSuture 17 March 2015 at 6:11 pm UTC
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SamsaiTold you so. ;)
Much to my dismay. I am sure some of you remember how I feel about VirtualProgramming.
Segata Sanshiro 17 March 2015 at 6:17 pm UTC
Awesome! Downloading it now

I don't care if it's eON, as long as it runs fine. It's not an ideal solution, but with games that have been around for a while it's a simpler solution than porting the whole thing over. As long as we don't start seeing it for new releases, it's fine by me.
Kallestofeles 17 March 2015 at 6:17 pm UTC
Well, that was unexpected... anyways, purchased it right away... not so sure how wise choice that was but I'll see after I get this installed.
WorMzy 17 March 2015 at 6:19 pm UTC
Hopefully it'll be playable now, rather than several months down the line..
mao_dze_dun 17 March 2015 at 6:21 pm UTC
If they perfect their wrapper I think they might soon be the leading company to port games to Linux. If it is a lazy and quick solution that does the job, even big companies would happy with it.
Eike 17 March 2015 at 6:23 pm UTC
Let's see...
Maelrane 17 March 2015 at 6:23 pm UTC
Great! Would love to finish this from my windows save-game from 2013ish. Hopefully savegames are compatible.
DamonLinuxPL 17 March 2015 at 6:23 pm UTC
Any know why Radeon pre HD 7000 series is unsuported?
Kallestofeles 17 March 2015 at 6:24 pm UTC
Can't wait for jake's, penguin-recordings' and xpander's videos on this.
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