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Dead Island Zombie Game Now Available On Linux For Some (updated)

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Update: It should now be playable for all, and it is a native port.
Update 2: Virtual Programming have confirmed to GamingOnLinux in an email they did not do the port, so to settle this, it is not using eON.

We honestly have no idea who has done this port, as GamingOnLinux spoke to Techland previously who confirmed they are not doing the port and told us to speak to Deep Silver who never answer our emails or tweets.

Original Article
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg
Dead Island is the latest zombie game to grace Linux with its presence and helps build up our backlog of games.

About
Terror. Violence. Madness. Bedlam. A holiday paradise gone mad. A tropical island turns into total chaos after a mysterious zombie outbreak. Cut off from the rest of the world, the player’s only chance to survive is to fight to the death and find a way to escape from the island.

Dead Island combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. All of these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by classic zombie movies with a gritty and engrossing campaign that can be played with up to four players in co-op mode.

It seems it is not available for everyone just yet, so you may get a missing executable error:
QuoteFor most wondering why they still get missing executable: it is waiting for Techland to include the Linux files in all the various packages they have sold over the years.
If you bought https://store.steampowered.com/sub/14664/ or https://store.steampowered.com/sub/15205/ you can download it.

Thanks, johndrinkwater on reddit.

It is currently on sale too, so it's possibly it was supposed to be sorted ready for the sale.



Editor Note: We do advise holding off until the official announcement to avoid waiting and to be sure you count as a Linux sale. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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GoCorinthians 24 October 2014 at 11:45 am UTC
I knew it. Its on sale now. Thnx.

Steam openSUSE KDE FTW!
liberodark 24 October 2014 at 11:48 am UTC
Hello have dead island http://store.steampowered.com/app/91310/ but not launch the game no have executable
liberodark 24 October 2014 at 12:01 pm UTC
And have launch a validation game for force install executable but is not good

This link is bad ?

https://store.steampowered.com/sub/14664/
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/15205/

for me it takes me back to the home page of steam
masteredu 24 October 2014 at 12:42 pm UTC
WoW, this game is not available in Germany.

Any idea how to get it?

The steampage just says "Not available for your country"

Fack Germany government. seriously. Im 20 years old and they treat me like a baby.
masteredu 24 October 2014 at 12:47 pm UTC
^ one more reason to crack games or get them illegal when they release instead of buying, because its just forbidden for your country. The thing is when I use a proxy, the webpage is even completly in German (maybe because of Austria and other German speaking countries) so this is just so depressing.

Same goes for Wolfenstein The New Order, they just censored the game and removed ALL swastikas!!! SERIOUSLY?!
Beamboom 24 October 2014 at 12:59 pm UTC
masteredu^ one more reason to crack games or get them illegal when they release instead of buying, because its just forbidden for your country.
That's not a reason to steal, never will be.
HadBabits 24 October 2014 at 1:03 pm UTC
I feel like it's too early for this article, as it will probably lead to a lot of people buying the game and not being able to play it.

Anyway, pretty excited; though I'll be annoyed if they haven't added an FOV option by now.
Eike 24 October 2014 at 1:06 pm UTC
Beamboom
masteredu^ one more reason to crack games or get them illegal when they release instead of buying, because its just forbidden for your country.
That's not a reason to steal, never will be.

+1
leillo1975 24 October 2014 at 1:31 pm UTC
If someone can play it, please, give us feedback about performance.
Teal 24 October 2014 at 1:46 pm UTC
Beamboom
masteredu^ one more reason to crack games or get them illegal when they release instead of buying, because its just forbidden for your country.
That's not a reason to steal, never will be.

Good thing piracy isn't stealing :^)
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