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Dystopia, a free cyberpunk mod for Half-Life 2 adds Linux support

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Dystopia [Official Site, Steam], a free cyberpunk mod for Half-Life 2 that's now around 13 years old has officially added Linux support along with a small update.

Currently, it doesn't actually work, as it appears they shipped the Linux content without the actual executable to run it. They're aware of it, so hopefully they will fix it soon. It will be interesting to see what it's like, so I will update you once it's actually working.

  • Update: It's fixed, it now works and they've done another patch.
  • Update 2: They broke it again…this might go on for a while.
  • Update 3: It works again now, all is well.

The mod is developed by Puny Human, who are also behind the shoot 'em up Galacide (which supports Linux) and Blade Symphony, which doesn't currently support Linux.

Note: It's free, as long as you own Half-Life 2.

Here's what's changed with the latest release, from the official announcement:

  • Migrated Dystopia from Source SDK Base to HL2 version of Source Engine
  • Added Linux Client
  • Added anti-aliasing around all fonts in-game
  • Changed chat text font from standard HL2 font to SpaceOne font
  • Added Windowed (No Border) option
  • Fixed shells the gun used (no longer uses CSS:S shells)

Thanks for the tip, UltraAltesBrot!

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shazzner 15 February 2018 at 7:33 pm UTC
Ok, I confused BlackIce with Dystopia lol. Thanks for reporting the issue.
Liam Dawe 15 February 2018 at 9:25 pm UTC
It's fixed.
shazzner 15 February 2018 at 10:20 pm UTC
Unfortunately there are still some lingering server issues. Puny Human is working on it according to their Discord server.

I'm kind of super hype about this being released on Linux. For a while this was my sole reason for keeping a Windows OS drive on my desktop, until that disk finally died. I was playing Dystopia when they first had their early alpha preview so this feels like a full circle to me.
Liam Dawe 15 February 2018 at 11:01 pm UTC
Aaaaand they broke it again...
urinal-cake 15 February 2018 at 11:32 pm UTC
We fixed it again. Sorry for the trouble Liam and everyone!
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