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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released For Linux With An Explosive Trailer!

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The latest entry in the Borderlands series 'Borderlands: The Pre-sequel' has been released in the Americas today. Unfortunately the rest of the world will have to wait a few days before getting their hands on the game.

This is the first AAA title to have a simultaneous day one release on Linux as well as other platforms and we have Aspyr Media, the porters of Borderlands 2 and Civilization V, to thank for this. The game runs about as well as the recently-ported Borderlands 2 and I've encountered no issues thus far in my limited playthrough using the open-source drivers on my Radeon HD 7870.

For those who don't know what Borderlands is, the launch trailer captures the spirit of things rather well:

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The gameplay is a mix of a first person shooter with stats-based weapons, light RPG elements and character customization. Not to mention plenty of loot! The game series is also known for its four-player coop which allows players to drop in and out as desired. That and its sense of humour, which overall makes it a unique blend of engaging gameplay and often absurd characters and setting.

This time around we depart the mysterious planet Pandora for its moon, Elpis, and meet characters both new and old for a campaign that's said to be similar in length to its predecessors. So expect at least 20 hours of gameplay if you go at a breakneck speed but considerably more if you do side quests and explore the environment fully. There's more replayability in playing as a different class of character as well as doing the (usual) high-level end game bosses with a full party of players.

It sure is a great time to be a Linux gamer! All this choice for games is sure to empty many a wallet.

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Grab it from GameAgent the store run by Aspyr Media and support the porters directly! It will give you a Steam key right away.

If you don't fancy buying from GameAgent then buy it on Steam directly. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Liam Dawe 14 Oct, 2014
Excellent. *loads up steam to see it is region locked for a few days*....*sigh*

That makes no sense, why region lock in the age of digital releases. This long stupid tradition really irks me.

See you in a few days when it unlocks for the UK...
JayBeee 14 Oct, 2014
Quoting: liamdaweExcellent. *loads up steam to see it is region locked for a few days*....*sigh*

That makes no sense, why region lock in the age of digital releases. This long stupid tradition really irks me.

See you in a few days when it unlocks for the UK...

Really sucks. No wonder people pirate...
EKRboi 14 Oct, 2014
I am unfortunately running into the same problem with the game not grabbing the mouse and keyboard as I was with BL2, but my workaround isn't working with this one =(

Anyone know where to post linux bug reports? I don't see a forum on Aspyr's site. This isn't a game I can wait to work for me in linux =( if I can't figure a way around this bug ill have to goto windows =/ It's late so I'll try some more tomorrow.


Quoting: liamdaweExcellent. *loads up steam to see it is region locked for a few days*....*sigh*

That makes no sense, why region lock in the age of digital releases. This long stupid tradition really irks me.

See you in a few days when it unlocks for the UK...

On the bright side hopefully the little things are fixed by then. You could also use a VPN if you were feeling adventurous. Apparently a bunch here in the US were using a korean VPN to get in early, though I'm sure Valve/Steam frowns upon this.
abelthorne 14 Oct, 2014
Quoting: EKRboiAnyone know where to post linux bug reports? I don't see a forum on Aspyr's site.
http://support.aspyr.com
You'll have to create an account and open a ticket for the game. When filing the bug report, it'll ask you which platform you use.
abelthorne 14 Oct, 2014
Quoting: abelthorne
Quoting: EKRboiAnyone know where to post linux bug reports? I don't see a forum on Aspyr's site.
http://support.aspyr.com
You'll have to create an account and open a ticket for the game. When filing the bug report, it'll ask you which platform you use.

BTW, which desktop environment are you using? Are you playing the game on real fullscreen and fullscreen window (note that I have checked if BL2 or BLPS manage both)?
EKRboi 14 Oct, 2014
Quoting: abelthornehttp://support.aspyr.com
You'll have to create an account and open a ticket for the game. When filing the bug report, it'll ask you which platform you use.

Ill create a ticket when I get off work tomorrow. thanks

Quoting: abelthorneBTW, which desktop environment are you using? Are you playing the game on real fullscreen and fullscreen window (note that I have checked if BL2 or BLPS manage both)?

I'm an odd case running 3 monitors and gaming @ 5760x1080. In XFCE it launches and I can click the mouse to skip all the into vids but once I get to the menu it's just unresponsive to kb/m. In BL2 I was able to bring up the Steam overlay with shift+tab and then tab out of BL2 and back and was good to go. With TPS it locks up when I try to do this. I would just run in a window but for some reason both games windowed at 5760x1080 doesn't produce a full 5760x1080 window and I'm left with being able to see about 1/2"-ish of my desktop all around the window =/

With just openbox it launches to a black screen and freezes when run full screen and it does the same thing as XFCE when ran in a window.
Beamboom 14 Oct, 2014
Quoting: EKRboiI'm an odd case running 3 monitors and gaming @ 5760x1080. In XFCE it launches and I can click the mouse to skip all the into vids but once I get to the menu it's just unresponsive to kb/m.

Do you experience the same in other games too (especially games built on the Unreal engine)? Just for the sake of testing, could you install Gnome-shell and try it there? I got a feeling this is related to XFCE but it would be interesting to get confirmed.
Xpander 14 Oct, 2014
grrr still have to wait 2 days 8 hours as of now.. before it unlocks
fredrikfritte 14 Oct, 2014
Seems nice, got BL 2 cheap on Ps3 but i suck it seems...get whipped by boom bewbm all the time
Deformal 14 Oct, 2014
Quoting: liamdaweExcellent. *loads up steam to see it is region locked for a few days*....*sigh*

That makes no sense, why region lock in the age of digital releases. This long stupid tradition really irks me.

See you in a few days when it unlocks for the UK...
Most horrible region lock is in CIS countries. We don`t have access for some games, for example.
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