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Today is the day to prepare your spare pants, as the cyberpunk horror game Observer [Steam, Official Site] from Bloober Team and Aspyr Media is launching. Sadly it seems no AMD support at launch.

Aspyr Media tweeted out that the system requirements for the Linux version are now up, here's what you will need:

  • Operating System: 16.04, 17.04, SteamOS 2.0
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 / AMD A8-6700
  • Processor Speed: Intel (3.4 GHz), AMD (3.1 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Hard Drive Space: 10 GB
  • Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce GT 680
  • VRAM: 2 GB
  • NOTICE: INTEL and ATI* video cards are NOT SUPPORTED to run Observer Linux

*It's AMD, ATI hasn't been a thing since around 2010.

I've reached out to Aspyr Media today, to see if we can find out what the deal is with the AMD support. However, I've only recently emailed them so I don't expect a reply for a number of hours yet. I'm hoping to have an answer I can share by the time it actually releases.

Hopefully, it's a case of a few simple bugs in Mesa that can get solved with a fresh Mesa release. Hopefully it won't take too long for you AMD GPU folks.

I haven't been told on the time of the release, but it will be today as already reported. We should have a livestream tonight to check it out, as long as no issues come up. Be sure to follow us on Twitch to get in on the fun.

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drlamb 24 October 2017 at 12:18 pm UTC
Can I start "No Mesa, no Pesos?" Haha.

Or Jar Jar style; "No Mesa, me-sa no buy!"

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mrdeathjr 24 October 2017 at 12:33 pm UTC
@Liam

Hi you have test game now (nvidia drivers 387.12 if can possible) ? upcoming review ?

liamdawe 24 October 2017 at 12:43 pm UTC
I have not been given pre-release access. I get it the same time as other Linux gamers. So a review will be delayed in this case.
Sir_Diealot 24 October 2017 at 12:51 pm UTC
Do we know the engine? Maybe they just never tested it...
Eike 24 October 2017 at 1:00 pm UTC
Looking forward to whenever I'll find some hours to play it!
Samsai 24 October 2017 at 1:09 pm UTC
drlambCan I start "No Mesa, no Pesos?" Haha.

Or Jar Jar style; "No Mesa, me-sa no buy!"
That's very likely the best thing I've heard this week. Well done.
DamonLinuxPL 24 October 2017 at 2:37 pm UTC
I hope Aspyr not make problems like with CIV V when for Linux version they not add many languages supported by Windows version...
I hope... anyway it would be strange if you do not get to Poland game a Polish language.
So don't screw up Aspyr like before...
nPHYN1T3 24 October 2017 at 3:01 pm UTC
Why would it support AMD/Radeon cards AMD won't even support Radeon cards...speaking as an R9 270X owner (and tons of Radeon and ATI cards before it) I'll never buy AMD/ATI/Radeon again. AMD Screws us every time with forced obsolescence so you can't fault the game or devs.
johndoe86x 24 October 2017 at 3:10 pm UTC
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nPHYN1T3Why would it support AMD/Radeon cards AMD won't even support Radeon cards...speaking as an R9 270X owner (and tons of Radeon and ATI cards before it) I'll never buy AMD/ATI/Radeon again. AMD Screws us every time with forced obsolescence so you can't fault the game or devs.

In my experience, AMD only gets better with time. Nvidia cards don't get worse per se, but the game specific optimizations seem to be current gen only. Meaning my 980 Ti will get less game specific driver optimization than the 1070.

There's even a running joke called AMD FineWine based on the phenomenon that AMD ages so well. So I'm not sure what you mean by forced obsolescence.



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Zelox 24 October 2017 at 3:17 pm UTC
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Pfff.... Okey! Thats it! Screw my homework!
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