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Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps adds Linux support with a Beta

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Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps [Steam], a mech combat game on Steam now has a Beta available with Linux support baked-in.

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I've been looking forward to giving it a go as we don't have many mech combat games. I have requested a review key, so hopefully we can test it at various milestones.

It has some interesting features that I think could help. The persistent online battles sound like fun, so each day you come on to fight over different zones. I liked that feature in Planetside 2 when I played that quite some time ago, as persistent battles are a fun tug of war.

Customization is also something I love in any kind of shooter and it seems you can do so in this too, with 4 different types of mech units and 41 different weapons available.

They do note that no data from this Beta will carry over to the main game when it's merged over and their UI is not final.

Find the announcement here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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cRaZy-bisCuiT 10 Apr, 2017
Hopefully there're some people online, not like in this other game.... (;
wolfyrion 11 Apr, 2017
The only Mech game I have played so far it was MechWarrior 2 and of course I was with Clan Wolf :D
morbius 11 Apr, 2017
What other Mech game is there for Linux?

I played and quite liked Hawken back in my Windows days, I wouldn't mind having something like that.
melkemind 11 Apr, 2017
Quoting: morbiusWhat other Mech game is there for Linux?

I played and quite liked Hawken back in my Windows days, I wouldn't mind having something like that.

Heavy Gear Assault comes to mind. It's also in Early Access.

Also, the original "Horizons" game was on Linux: "Dark Horizons Lore:Invasion," published by good old GarageGames back in 2005 (same developer).
cRaZy-bisCuiT 11 Apr, 2017
Yes, "Heavy Gear Assault" which has almost no player playing it. Sometimes I wonder why some games are very frequented while others aren't. It's not always about the quality of the game.
Tkeleth 11 Apr, 2017
omg NICE. I am currently dual-booting into Win7 almost exclusively for Mechwarrior Online which I haven't sufficiently tried to run in Linux... I've read about a few people managing to play it with certain distros/setups but I have thus far been unsuccessful.

I love giant robots with giant guns; this is right up my alley.
Feda 11 Apr, 2017
Quoting: Tkelethomg NICE. I am currently dual-booting into Win7 almost exclusively for Mechwarrior Online which I haven't sufficiently tried to run in Linux... I've read about a few people managing to play it with certain distros/setups but I have thus far been unsuccessful.

I love giant robots with giant guns; this is right up my alley.

MWO was the only game I was playing before switching to Linux. I still had 6 months of premium time left on the account when I switched. After not playing for a few weeks it gets very easy to let it go. It would be nice to have it on Linux but that will never happen since they don't have a license to release it on any other platform.
mirv 11 Apr, 2017
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Quoting: Feda
Quoting: Tkelethomg NICE. I am currently dual-booting into Win7 almost exclusively for Mechwarrior Online which I haven't sufficiently tried to run in Linux... I've read about a few people managing to play it with certain distros/setups but I have thus far been unsuccessful.

I love giant robots with giant guns; this is right up my alley.

MWO was the only game I was playing before switching to Linux. I still had 6 months of premium time left on the account when I switched. After not playing for a few weeks it gets very easy to let it go. It would be nice to have it on Linux but that will never happen since they don't have a license to release it on any other platform.

I can play it with gallium-nine, but it's not the smoothest experience even so. That could be more wine overhead on my rig than anything else, but it definitely took a performance hit. Shame, because I used to quite enjoy MW:O....for a time...until the matchmaking queues really got screwed up.
Ardje 11 Apr, 2017
Quoting: morbiusWhat other Mech game is there for Linux?
I played and quite liked Hawken back in my Windows days, I wouldn't mind having something like that.
Heavy Gear 2 was awesome...
There is a new Heavy Gear (also for linux), but that's online online multiplayer, but looks like the original Heavy Gear.
psymin 12 Apr, 2017
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Works. Yay!
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