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Compact action-RPG 'The Swords of Ditto' is out with day-1 Linux support

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The Swords of Ditto is the new compact action-RPG from developer onebitbeyond and publisher Devolver Digital and it just released, although it has a big flaw right now on Linux. Sadly, Devolver Digital didn't respond to our review request. Thankfully, the Linux heroes over at GOG sent over a copy for me.

For the record, the GOG team went above and beyond after I discovered an audio issue where newer distributions had zero audio output. Their Linux team scrambled after I sent over a log and did their own special adjustments to get it working. Hopefully the developer will fix it properly in a future build. From what I can see, the Linux build on Steam doesn't even start as they're missing some libs there too. Not the best release…

Since I was only able to secure a copy today (thanks again GOG), I don't have any thoughts to share yet. I will be livestreaming it on our Twitch Channel shortly to get some first impressions. If it plays nicely, who knows what other issues we might find, as it also freezes up when I go to quit it.

Two things I have noticed already: You're not able to reset your progress in the game, there's simply a Continue button and that's all. If you're not using a gamepad—tough luck as they only have Xbox and Playstation symbols. 

Update: It seems to suffer with invisible walls, where you are stuck and cannot progress (not specific to Linux). Since it only allows one save file, this is a bit of a huge problem to have. I've sent the developer my save file along with all the logs it produced, hopefully they can track it down.

You can grab it now on: GOG, Humble Store, Steam

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Purple Library Guy 24 April 2018 at 11:35 pm UTC
Maybe this should have been Early Access?
TheSHEEEP 25 April 2018 at 6:22 am UTC
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Well, I'm glad I have too many games to play right now. Otherwise, I would've bought this right away.

Seems like a few months will let the game... become finished.
madpinger 25 April 2018 at 9:02 am UTC
Reading the comments, I have to ask if this was not an MMO launch ? gg :p
gnanini 25 April 2018 at 1:01 pm UTC
It's a pity!

I was about to buy it to play with my kids, but it seems it is as bugged as hell!!

I'm waiting for a sale anyway!

Someone put it to work on Archlinux? With mesa drivers?
lod 25 April 2018 at 3:14 pm UTC
gnaniniSomeone put it to work on Archlinux? With mesa drivers?

It already got an update and now it starts without any problems, but controllers aren't working yet :/
Erzfeind 25 April 2018 at 4:48 pm UTC
lod
gnaniniSomeone put it to work on Archlinux? With mesa drivers?

It already got an update and now it starts without any problems, but controllers aren't working yet :/

Works for me too now on Tumbleweed. I would also like to use a controller. Any idea on how to get it working? Do I need to emulate a specific one?


Last edited by Erzfeind at 25 April 2018 at 4:49 pm UTC
gnanini 3 May 2018 at 11:44 pm UTC
Love to know it! I will buy it!

Erzfeind
lod
gnaniniSomeone put it to work on Archlinux? With mesa drivers?

It already got an update and now it starts without any problems, but controllers aren't working yet :/

Works for me too now on Tumbleweed. I would also like to use a controller. Any idea on how to get it working? Do I need to emulate a specific one?

did you try xboxdrv?


Last edited by gnanini at 3 May 2018 at 11:44 pm UTC
Erzfeind 4 May 2018 at 7:27 am UTC
gnaniniLove to know it! I will buy it!

Erzfeind
lod
gnaniniSomeone put it to work on Archlinux? With mesa drivers?

It already got an update and now it starts without any problems, but controllers aren't working yet :/

Works for me too now on Tumbleweed. I would also like to use a controller. Any idea on how to get it working? Do I need to emulate a specific one?

did you try xboxdrv?

I didn't. Do you know if it works? I don't own a xbox controller (just some SpeedLinks, PS4, PS3 and Switch controller). Haven't found any info in the Steam discussion about it.
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