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FEZ has a massive 1.2 update that switches out MonoGame for FNA & SDL2

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Ethan Lee is at it again, the hit indie platformer FEZ has released the big 1.2 update that ditches MonoGame for FNA.

Ethan told me directly that he worked on it himself along with Renaud the main FEZ programmer.

In addition to now using FNA it also now uses SDL to drop the need for OpenTK, switch audio library for better CPU performance, uses SDL2 for gamepads, smoother rendering for different refresh rates, no more letterboxing or pillarboxing and more.

Also interesting is that OpenGL calls are now done on a single thread to avoid driver-specific issues and crashes during loading. Another one for Linux is that they added PS4 light bar support for us.

See the release announcement here. Ethan also did his own post about it on G+.

The update for FEZ is now live on Steam. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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opera 19 Aug, 2016
That's nice. I have it in my library but haven't played it yet.
Duck Hunt-Pr0 19 Aug, 2016
Love this game!
Quoting: operaThat's nice. I have it in my library but haven't played it yet.
I suggest you get on it. I doubt it will disappoint :)
dean36963 19 Aug, 2016
Loved this game. Sounds like a good time to replay it!
lucifertdark 19 Aug, 2016
I originally bought Fez back when I had an Xbox360 & as soon as it appeared on Steam I grabbed it again, it's a brilliant 2d platformer that's 3d at the same time. :D
edo 19 Aug, 2016
I tried this game and it was boring, yet people always keep saying than its a great game
rustybroomhandle 19 Aug, 2016
Quoting: edoI tried this game and it was boring, yet people always keep saying than its a great game

Because different people have different tastes. Words like "good", "bad", "boring", "badass" are completely subjective. There's nothing wrong with liking or disliking something that others have an opposite opinion of.
M@GOid 19 Aug, 2016
Somebody know what Ryan C. Gordon (icculus) is doing lately? The guy was THE Linux porter some years ago but I did not see his work anymore.
lucifertdark 19 Aug, 2016
If Ethan is looking this way, THANKS MATE! :D
grenadecx 19 Aug, 2016
Cool thing, but I've no respect for Phil Fish after his opinion about streaming content.

Anyone not following, here's an article about it:
Fez Creator Phil Fish: YouTubers Should Pay Game Devs "Huge Portion" of Revenue

I know he is not the one porting it, but still, I suppose he gets revenue somewhere along the line.


Last edited by grenadecx on 19 August 2016 at 5:53 pm UTC
Avehicle7887 19 Aug, 2016
Hopefully they'll also release the update for the DRM-Free version on Humble Bundle, otherwise I won't be able to enjoy this update at all.
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