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DiRT Showdown Looks Like It's Getting A Linux Release

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DiRT Showdown is a highly rated racing game that looks like it's close to a Linux release, exciting times for racing fans!

We don't have many racing games, and it's something I've been missing out on trying (until I found Distance).

It's worth noting that Virtual Programming (The Witcher 2, Bioshock Infinite, Spec Ops: The Line) ported the Mac version, so it's highly likely they are also doing the Linux version.
If it is by VP then it's promising, as their ports have come a long way since the initial TW2 port, but their ports are still far from Aspyr & Feral quality.

About the game
Race, crash and hoon your way through a world tour of motorised mayhem in DiRT Showdown! Crowd atmosphere, social gameplay and accessibility are all ramped up in this turbo- injected shot of driving delirium. Smash down the accelerator and earn the adulation of frenzied crowds at hyper-energised events at iconic locations. Trick, speed and smash your way to victory, then do it again.

You can see the in-progress Linux port activity on SteamDB:
Quote201701/config/oslist: windows
201705/config/oslist: linux
201705/name: DiRT Showdown Linux
201706/config/oslist: linux
201706/name: DiRT Showdown Port Data

And here too:
QuoteChanged App Config
launch/1/config/oslist: linux
launch/1/executable: ./dirt


Edit: Also, something that made me smile was this change after I did this article:
QuoteChanged Depots
branches/linux_test/description: hi people of r/linux_gaming ;) › hi Liam ;)

Whoever the porter is, they have a good sense of humour.

Reminder: SteamDB isn't an official site, and is run by volunteers. This means games that show Linux support could end up not coming out for Linux. This is not confirmation, but good supporting evidence that it is being looked into. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Jarno 1 Jul, 2015
Branch name: linux_test, Description: hi people of r/linux_gaming ;)
Made me smile.
DamonLinuxPL 1 Jul, 2015
I remember in past Aspyr or Feral make also the same branch name r/linux_gaming :) Maybe they also making this port? :D
Also Dead Island for Mac is making from VP but on Linux, port doing main developer - Poland Techlnad. So, maybe in this case we can get a native port. I have hope.
Keyrock 1 Jul, 2015
Of all the DiRT titles, this is the one I want to play the least, figures. Oh well, still cool it's possibly coming to Linux.
supermonkey77 1 Jul, 2015
As long as it runs at 60fps on midrange hardware (as all racing games should), I'm a happy camper.
wojtek88 1 Jul, 2015
QuoteOf all the DiRT titles, this is the one I want to play the least, figures. Oh well, still cool it's possibly coming to Linux.
Same here, but maybe it's worth to say that DIRT 3 runs very well on latest wine versions (> 1.7.37)
toor 1 Jul, 2015
That's an instant buy at launch for me
dubigrasu 1 Jul, 2015
Ha, the linux test branch's name was changed from "hi people of r/linux_gaming ;)" to "hi Liam ;)".
Samsai 1 Jul, 2015
Someone apparently likes our great leader.
coeseta 1 Jul, 2015
I am definitely getting this one :)
mrdeathjr 1 Jul, 2015
Quoting: wojtek88
QuoteOf all the DiRT titles, this is the one I want to play the least, figures. Oh well, still cool it's possibly coming to Linux.
Same here, but maybe it's worth to say that DIRT 3 runs very well on latest wine versions (> 1.7.37)

Yes this is correct however native version is better (normally more performance) dont matter use eON in this case

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