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While it doesn't seem Linux/SteamOS is officially supported for Dead Island Definitive Edition and Dead Island Riptide: Definitive Edition they are both playable.

I tested Dead Island Definitive Edition myself and it does seem to work, but I don't own Dead Island Riptide: Definitive Edition but I have seen reports elsewhere of it working for Linux gamers.

These new editions use the Dying Light engine, so they bring a vast amount of general improvements to all aspects of the game. As you can imagine though, the performance will probably go down quite a bit with all the enhancements.

In Dead Island Definitive Edition the mouse is the menu is incredibly slow, but in the actual game it seems to be fine. Adjusting mouse sensitivity doesn't seem to affect it at all in the menu.

Last we heard from Deep Silver was that they were not coming to Linux, so while technically true as it's not officially supported or mentioned anywhere, they are still downloadable and playable.

I do wonder what exactly is going on here. Buy at your own peril, but I do not recommend it as they could be removed at any time, but they could also be announced properly at a later date. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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leillo1975 31 May 2016 at 11:55 am UTC
If I buy definitive edition bundle at this time, the game counts like a Linux purchase?

Someone can say me if it works well with Steam Controller?


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Samsai 31 May 2016 at 11:57 am UTC
leillo1975If I buy definitive edition bundle at this time, the game counts like a Linux purchase?
Officially there is no Linux version so I don't think it matters either way. I would recommend not purchasing it and instead putting your money towards officially supported products.
liamdawe 31 May 2016 at 11:58 am UTC
leillo1975If I buy definitive edition bundle at this time, the game counts like a Linux purchase?
Since it has Linux content properly downloadable, they will of course be able to see Linux purchases.

People only wait for the Linux/SteamOS icon to be sure it's officially supported.
wolfyrion 31 May 2016 at 12:23 pm UTC
all playing fine I can confirm that
ziabice 31 May 2016 at 12:53 pm UTC
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Does it work with mesa 11.2.2 and radeonsi? All I get is a black screen with music playing in the background.


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darkszluf 31 May 2016 at 12:58 pm UTC
ziabiceDoes it work with mesa 11.2.2 and radeonsi? All I get is a black screen with music playing in the background.

i'm actually afraid to try, to solve this problem you may try this soution that worked for the original one but updating the executable name.
Ehvis 31 May 2016 at 1:09 pm UTC
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Both appear to be 85% off if you own the previous version. A nice unintended consequence of the Humble Bundle from last week!
lordheavy 31 May 2016 at 1:20 pm UTC
darkszluf
ziabiceDoes it work with mesa 11.2.2 and radeonsi? All I get is a black screen with music playing in the background.

i'm actually afraid to try, to solve this problem you may try this soution that worked for the original one but updating the executable name.

You can grab an apitrace following these instructions: https://github.com/apitrace/apitrace/wiki/Steam
then fill a bug report at https://bugs.freedesktop.org
dubigrasu 31 May 2016 at 1:41 pm UTC
They run and look pretty good on SteamOS:
View video on youtube.com
stan 31 May 2016 at 1:53 pm UTC
I’m buying both as soon as they get the SteamOS icon, if they do… :-/
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