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Company of Heroes 2 is set to get bigger for Linux gamers as The Western Front Armies expansion is going to be released soon. Along with the expansions we will also be getting Linux to Mac online multiplayer with a patch.

The patch to come has some potential performance improvements too, but more on that at release.

From the PR email:
The Western Front Armies expansion pack contains two additional armies, the versatile US Forces and the technologically-advanced Oberkommando West, each with unique units and abilities, as well as eight new maps set in the French and Belgian countryside. These armies are deployed in Skirmish mode, which can be played either online or offline.

The Western Front Armies (bundle) will retail on Steam for US $19.99, £14.99 (inc. VAT) and €19,99 (inc. VAT).

If purchased separately, the US Forces and Oberkommando West armies will be priced at $12.99, £9.99 (inc. VAT) and €12,99 (inc. VAT) each.

System req
2.6Ghz Dual-Core CPU
4.0GB RAM
1GB or better graphics card
Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) or SteamOS.

The game requires an Intel Iris Pro graphics card or an NVIDIA 600 series graphics card or better. A Steam account is required. AMD GPU is not currently supported.

January 28th is going to be a fun day! You can see the Feral Interactive mini-site for it here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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8 comments

leillo1975 21 Jan, 2016
I bought this title in a Bundle a year ago (sorry Feral), but I don't play with it in Windows yet. If I play this game the next week count like a linux buy?


Last edited by leillo1975 on 21 January 2016 at 4:41 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 21 Jan, 2016
Quoting: leillo1975I bought this title in a Bundle a year ago (sorry Feral), but I don't play with it in Windows yet. If I play this game the next week count like a linux buy?

No, of course it won't. It will have defaulted to the only platform that was available: Windows.
Yupy 21 Jan, 2016
I own this expasion... but looks like the game is out of date, wanted to play it today :(
Mountain Man 21 Jan, 2016
Quoting: leillo1975I bought this title in a Bundle a year ago (sorry Feral), but I don't play with it in Windows yet. If I play this game the next week count like a linux buy?
If a Linux option is not specifically selectable at the time of purchase then it will almost certainly be counted as a Windows purchase since Steam keys are platform specific. This is why you should always make your purchases through Steam for Linux or at the official site, assuming Linux can be selected as your platform of choice.
Guest 22 Jan, 2016
Even though im an nvidia user it would be nice to get some AMD support here. AMD are going to be improving hopefully soon and its not good if games don't even run when the driver gets a huge uplift.
philip550c 22 Jan, 2016
So there's no multiplayer support between Linux and Windows?
etonbears 22 Jan, 2016
Quoting: mr-eggEven though im an nvidia user it would be nice to get some AMD support here. AMD are going to be improving hopefully soon and its not good if games don't even run when the driver gets a huge uplift.

Hmm, quite a few recent Linux games seem to come with the caveat "AMD not supported", which is a concern personally as I currently use AMD, but also more generally, we want to have decent GPU choice to prevent monopoly pricing and technology stagnation.

Fortunately, I have found that the R9 290 I use seems to work fine with most new games, but there are still one or two that exhibit GPU faults.
lucifertdark 23 Jan, 2016
Unless I'm seeing things I already have the Western Front Armies DLC installed & have since May last year, am I missing some important info somewhere?


Last edited by lucifertdark on 23 January 2016 at 12:32 pm UTC
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