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Dead Cells’ Linux version is now out of beta, also introduces basic mod support

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The Linux version of this pretty “RogueVania” has now been pushed out of beta and made available to everyone. A few other things have been added to the game in the accompanying patch.

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I picked up Dead Cells in the current Steam sale and have already sunk in an hour or two. It’s been a fun ride thus far and it pleases me to see that the Linux version is out of beta and officially advertised. The game is still in Early Access, with a projected release date of August but is already a very engaging and polished experience.

An issue with the Steam overlay not working (and therefore the Steam Controller) still persists in the current build. That said, my generic gamepads have worked without issue and I’ve noticed no bugs or stability issues in my sessions.

Along with the release of the OSX and Linux versions, Dead Cells has also gotten initial mod support. It’s currently very limited, with only cosmetic things and some gameplay being able to be changed, but the developers hope to keep on expanding and adding to what you can do with mods down the line. There’s a 20-page document covering what you can currently edit if you’re curious about the details.

Official About:

  • RogueVania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath.
  • 2D Souls-lite Action: Tough but fair combat, more than fifty weapons and spells with unique gameplay, and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble. 
  • Nonlinear progression: Sewers, Ossuary or Ramparts? Once unlocked, special permanent abilities allow you to access new paths to reach your objective. Opt for the path that suits your current build, your play style or just your mood.
  • Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. Take a moment to stroll the towers and breath in that fresh sea mist infused air...

You can grab Dead Cells on the Humble Store or Steam. The developers have also stated that there will be a price increase after the current Steam sale in anticipation of its release out of Early Access.

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buckysrevenge 26 June 2018 at 4:49 pm UTC
Did they fix the Steam overlay issue yet?
Kiba 26 June 2018 at 4:59 pm UTC
buckysrevengeDid they fix the Steam overlay issue yet?
QuoteAn issue with the Steam overlay not working (and therefore the Steam Controller) still persists in the current build.
Avehicle7887 26 June 2018 at 5:16 pm UTC
I find it a bit illogical how it's out of beta but still early access :-)


I hope the Linux version will also be on GOG, I love these type of games.
Erzfeind 26 June 2018 at 5:35 pm UTC
Avehicle7887I find it a bit illogical how it's out of beta but still early access :-)


I hope the Linux version will also be on GOG, I love these type of games.

During the beta the game was only advertised as Windows game. Also you had to opt in for the beta to test the Linux client.
Cyril 26 June 2018 at 6:26 pm UTC
Good news for the GOG version :

QuoteHey all,

It was supposed to be live for you guys right now, but we're having a bit of trouble uploading the build to the servers. We've got crappy internet here and there seems to be a bottleneck on the other side too. We'll get it up for you guys tomorrow for Mac and hopefully Linux too, but definitely in the next few days.
https://www.gog.com/forum/dead_cells/waiting_for_linux_version/post6

@Motion Twin, Merci les gars ! ;)
buckysrevenge 26 June 2018 at 7:22 pm UTC
KibaAn issue with the Steam overlay not working (and therefore the Steam Controller) still persists in the current build.
Pretty sure that paragraph wasn't there when I replied and I didn't see any comments in the relevant steam discussions, that's why I asked ;-)


Last edited by buckysrevenge at 26 June 2018 at 7:24 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 26 June 2018 at 9:22 pm UTC
buckysrevenge
KibaAn issue with the Steam overlay not working (and therefore the Steam Controller) still persists in the current build.
Pretty sure that paragraph wasn't there when I replied and I didn't see any comments in the relevant steam discussions, that's why I asked ;-)
Looking over the article history, it was published exactly as it is right now ;)
alexbrrsclnt 26 June 2018 at 9:34 pm UTC
I'm having problems with the detection of the Steam Controller in the game. Normally the games detect it as a Xbox360 controller, and the buttons get mapped as the 360 ones, but just when I launch the game, I see a message with the recomendation of using a controller instead keyboard/mouse. When I click a button, the in game display for the action of controller buttons change to the keyboard ones.

Anyone with the same issue?
scaine 26 June 2018 at 9:51 pm UTC
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alexbrrsclntI'm having problems with the detection of the Steam Controller in the game. Normally the games detect it as a Xbox360 controller, and the buttons get mapped as the 360 ones, but just when I launch the game, I see a message with the recomendation of using a controller instead keyboard/mouse. When I click a button, the in game display for the action of controller buttons change to the keyboard ones.

Anyone with the same issue?

I believe they've noted an issue with Steam Controller being detected as mouse+keyboard. Not sure of the fix - I went back to my Xbox360 controller a few months back.
cxpher@gmail.com 27 June 2018 at 1:04 am UTC
alexbrrsclntI'm having problems with the detection of the Steam Controller in the game. Normally the games detect it as a Xbox360 controller, and the buttons get mapped as the 360 ones, but just when I launch the game, I see a message with the recomendation of using a controller instead keyboard/mouse. When I click a button, the in game display for the action of controller buttons change to the keyboard ones.

Anyone with the same issue?

It happened a few times with my Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers but is quite rare. Just restart the game. That's what i did to get past the few times it happened.
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