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Borderlands 2 & Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Updated

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Borderlands 2 & Borderlands The Pre-Sequel have been updated with some pretty beefy updates, and they include some little Linux fixes too.

For Linux gamers, you can now set extra mouse buttons to do things, which is apparently a big thing (I never use mine).

You can find the Borderlands 2 changelog here, and the TPS changelog here.

I think it's fantastic Gearbox & Aspyr are still updating Borderlands 2, and I'm sure TPS updates are equally as welcome.

Sometime, I really will finish Borderlands 2, as it's such a good bit of fun. The random weapons are just delightful, and I'm so very happy Aspyr Media delivered it for us.
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Faugn 29 October 2015 at 7:15 pm UTC
QuoteFor Linux gamers, you can now set extra mouse buttons to do things, which is apparently a big thing (I never use mine).

Finally!
Nel 29 October 2015 at 8:50 pm UTC
Faugn
QuoteFor Linux gamers, you can now set extra mouse buttons to do things, which is apparently a big thing (I never use mine).

Finally!

Or just use this kind of mouse, which has 6 extra buttons that are hard-mapped to keyboard numpad 1-6 or numrow 1-6 (switchable under the mouse). It works out of the box on Linux, no driver needed.
Faugn 29 October 2015 at 9:24 pm UTC
Nel
Faugn
QuoteFor Linux gamers, you can now set extra mouse buttons to do things, which is apparently a big thing (I never use mine).

Finally!

Or just use this kind of mouse, which has 6 extra buttons that are hard-mapped to keyboard numpad 1-6 or numrow 1-6 (switchable under the mouse). It works out of the box on Linux, no driver needed. <3

I do use a Razer mouse (Naga 2014, before that a DeathAdder). Now that I think about it, I did not have any issue with it in Borderlands, I must have been confused with one of the many games that don't support anything else other than the 3 standard buttons/wheel (in this case buttons 8 & 9). The numpad is usually supported, as it is handled like a keyboard, but not always!
GonzoDark 29 October 2015 at 9:25 pm UTC
I sadly recall a big difference in the experience I had with borderlands on Linux compared with the one I had on Windows. I located the problem to nvidia physx acceleration, does anyone know if that problem have been fixed yet? or does anyone know if borderlands are planning to support physx at a later date?
Faugn 29 October 2015 at 9:30 pm UTC
GonzoDarkI sadly recall a big difference in the experience I had with borderlands on Linux compared with the one I had on Windows. I located the problem to nvidia physx acceleration, does anyone know if that problem have been fixed yet? or does anyone know if borderlands are planning to support physx at a later date?

It's still locked at "Low". I don't think I've ever seen a Linux game with full PhysX support.
Nel 29 October 2015 at 11:05 pm UTC
@ Faugn

Before using a Naga Hex, I had a Logitech G5 which has 2 extra buttons. But these buttons are especially dedicated to mouse and are not linked to anything else (I think Liam talks about those buttons). I had hard time to map them on any games, very-very few games worked out of the box since devs have to especially code stuff to make them working.

Since I switched to Naga Hex, I never ran into any issue with its 6 extra buttons.
Simply speaking: numpad works? so Naga Hex works! (which is the case on every games I tried)

I can't speak about Naga 2014 (12 buttons), since I never had the chance to test one, and don't know how it works.

Q: Are all those buttons hard-mapped to keyboard? I don't have any numpad12 on my KB though.


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sub 30 October 2015 at 9:39 am UTC
And still no official AMD support...
darkszluf 30 October 2015 at 11:09 am UTC
not official maybe but it works great on amd in my experience, with both hd 4870 and r7 250
pete910 30 October 2015 at 12:17 pm UTC
Nel
Faugn
QuoteFor Linux gamers, you can now set extra mouse buttons to do things, which is apparently a big thing (I never use mine).

Finally!

Or just use this kind of mouse, which has 6 extra buttons that are hard-mapped to keyboard numpad 1-6 or numrow 1-6 (switchable under the mouse). It works out of the box on Linux, no driver needed.

Or any of the roccat gear, All there stuff is fully fucntinal under linux. It's what i use a good few games now

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subAnd still no official AMD support...

Don't know why ether as it runs well on a 290x at least.

Nice to see they are updating both and what not. BL2 is the game with most hours played in my now rather large linux game list
N30N 30 October 2015 at 1:08 pm UTC
GonzoDarkI sadly recall a big difference in the experience I had with borderlands on Linux compared with the one I had on Windows. I located the problem to nvidia physx acceleration, does anyone know if that problem have been fixed yet? or does anyone know if borderlands are planning to support physx at a later date?
The version of PhysX used in Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel is older than the version that supports Linux. I had asked Aspyr about this before and they said due to this they had not plans for supporting PhysX in these games on Linux (or Mac).

FaugnI don't think I've ever seen a Linux game with full PhysX support.
Check out the Metro Redux games.
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