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Folk Tale Sandbox Fantasy City-Builder Nearing The Linux Release, Finally

Posted by , 7 April 2014 at 10:25 am UTC / 8898 views
Folk Tale has been a sore spot for Linux gamers for quite some time now, after initial excuses about graphics drivers the developers are finally closer to a Linux release.

Originally the developers stated in June of 2013 that they where concerned about releasing a Linux version due to the state of Linux graphics drivers.

Then after many months they stated the game now works fine on Ubuntu 12.04, but they decided to license Bink Video for their in-game movies. Seems odd to go with a Unity plugin that doesn't yet support Linux after their attempts to bring out a Linux version.

So, cannot release a Linux version now until Bink Video supports Linux inside of Unity, it can't be too hard since RAD state on their official site that Bink 2 officially supports Linux anyway, so it looks like they just need to update their Unity plugin.

Games Foundry the developers of Folk Tale did state that their use of Bink Video was on the basis it would work on Linux:
Games FoundryWe licensed RAD Game Tools' Bink video several months back to handle cinematics. As part of that agreement they are integrating their existing Linux version of Bink into Unity. Financially we've committed to a Linux build - it's just a matter of timing. I'd love to be able to launch a Linux version as part of 0.3.x.

We will keep an eye on it folks and update you again in future.
Comments on this article are now closed.
DrMcCoy commented on 7 April 2014 at 12:13 pm UTC

Brrr, Bink...

Apopas commented on 7 April 2014 at 12:38 pm UTC

Bink... I remember it with terror from the NWN days back in 2001!!!

DrMcCoy commented on 7 April 2014 at 12:45 pm UTC

But that was Bink 1, which has been RE'd by ffmpeg-people in the meantime. Bink 2 hasn't, apart from some cursory glances by Kostya. Since he's expressed how boring he thinks it is, and some other wtf-ery, I doubt he will take deeper look in the near future.

GoCorinthians commented on 12 April 2014 at 4:18 am UTC

Cool...! My Linux Steam library is getting

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