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Day of the Tentacle Remastered will not be on Linux at launch

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Sad news Double Fine fans, as Day of the Tentacle Remastered will not be on Linux at launch with no current date shared.

QuoteThere is a Linux version in the works but i'm afraid it won't be ready in time for launch, sorry!

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They also tweeted this out:

.... Buy the pc version now, and when Mac and Linux versions are done you'll get access to them too!

— Double Fine (@DoubleFine) March 16, 2016



I don't encourage anyone to pre-order anything. Also, I do wish they would say Windows and not PC, such an annoying term.

About the game
Dr. Fred’s mutated purple tentacle is about to take over the world, and only you can stop him!

Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground breaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world!

Now, over twenty years later, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects (which the original 90s marketing blurb described as ‘zany!’). Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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sub 16 March 2016 at 10:14 pm UTC
Oh boy, how I love that game.
However, that remastered version does not appeal to me.
IMHO it looks ugly compared to the original version.

Anyone knows if they use some kind of filter to "generate" the
new graphics (similar to what ScummVM supports) and
just manually "polished" it afterwards?
BdMdesigN 16 March 2016 at 10:17 pm UTC
Now Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, hihihi ^^

Day of the Tentacle Remastered i will buy, if a linux version is available.
Segata Sanshiro 16 March 2016 at 10:28 pm UTC
QuoteSad news Double Fine fans

Most certainly not a DF fan, but I like the old LucasArts games so would pick this up.

Quote.... Buy the pc version now, and when Mac and Linux versions are done you'll get access to them too!

Incidentally, these are the the kinds of reasons why... Even when it comes to platforms they're looking for the next fix of money for something that doesn't exist or isn't finished yet, it's like their crack. I HIGHLY encourage everyone to ignore this suggestion, more so considering there's no date on it .

QuoteAlso, I do wish they would say Windows and not PC, such an annoying term.

This too.
Keyrock 16 March 2016 at 11:52 pm UTC
Ah, a blast from the days when Tim Schafer still made good games.

It is a damn good game, but the original (which I own) is still perfectly playable in SCUMMVM and quite honestly I think the old pixellated graphics hold up quite well. I'll pass.
marvin2711 17 March 2016 at 1:52 am UTC
subAnyone knows if they use some kind of filter to "generate" the
new graphics (similar to what ScummVM supports) and
just manually "polished" it afterwards?

Tim Schafer was on Kotaku's podcast and confirmed that the artwork was completely repainted. The remaster supports widescreen, which also adds more content to each scene. I'm looking forward to it.
boltronics 17 March 2016 at 2:45 am UTC
I agree, the news sucks. I've been wanting to play this game for so many years now, but I'm going to wait until it officially supports GNU/Linux.
Feist 17 March 2016 at 6:57 am UTC
Bloody annoying, I am really looking forward to playing this again. Guess there's nothing to do but wait, the whole "buy the PC version now..." bit, was quite an unintentional slap in the face.

subOh boy, how I love that game.
However, that remastered version does not appeal to me.
IMHO it looks ugly compared to the original version.

Well, at least I think you had the option of switching back and forth between classic & "modern" look, in the same style as the Monkey Island remakes. (2 more titles that *really* should be ported over)
jsa1983 17 March 2016 at 9:26 am UTC
What a game... "Okay, human - do your business."
LOL
legluondunet 17 March 2016 at 9:51 am UTC
We may be confident with Double Fine, all their latest games also have a Linux Port
Meanwhile, no linux port, not buy.
Eike 17 March 2016 at 9:53 am UTC
Everybody faintly interested in point and click who didn't play it yet should must get it!
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