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Full Throttle Remastered Rides onto Linux

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Once again, I have the honour of sharing a new Linux game that I've both been a fan of and have ported to Linux.

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Full Throttle Remastered is now available on our favourite platform, and can be found on Steam and itch.io with a 33% discount until Sunday. It should also find its way up to GOG and the Humble Store very soon!

In a world where wheeled vehicles are a dying breed, biker gang leader Ben Throttle must think, ride, and punch his way through obstacles that threaten his gang, his life, and the last motorcycle manufacturer in the country.

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Sandwiched in between The Dig and Curse of Monkey Island, Full Throttle marks the middle of LucasArts' final 2D adventure trifecta that for many marked the last hurrah of the "golden age of adventure games". Like its contemporaries, Full Throttle makes use of both the long-lived SCUMM engine used by the majority of LucasArts' adventure titles and INSANE, the full motion video engine initially developed for Rebel Assault. In Full Throttle, the latter is notably used to provide full screen animated backgrounds to the game's interactive riding sequences, which was an impressive feature for a 2D game in 1995.

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As I did with my Day of the Tentacle Remastered port, I'm hoping to publish an article reflecting on the porting process and some of my experiences at a later date. If that's your sort of thing, keep an eye out!

I should also take a moment to encourage everybody to give thanks to Full Throttle's Linux testers, without whose time and effort I couldn't have released the port.

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If you grab the game, I hope that you're able to re-live fond memories and/or make new ones of this classic two-wheeled adventure! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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razing32 29 July 2017 at 1:18 pm UTC
I was wondering why this was not available when Day of the Tentacle was.
I wonder no more. Will pick this up as I have never had the pleasure.

Thanks for the port.
Ketil 29 July 2017 at 2:52 pm UTC
I bought this, day of the tentacle and grim fandango on steam as I didn't buy them before. Any recommendation for which order I play them in?
tuubi 29 July 2017 at 3:30 pm UTC
KetilI bought this, day of the tentacle and grim fandango on steam as I didn't buy them before. Any recommendation for which order I play them in?
The order doesn't really matter in my opinion. They're all very good, and very different.
lucifertdark 29 July 2017 at 4:25 pm UTC
KetilI bought this, day of the tentacle and grim fandango on steam as I didn't buy them before. Any recommendation for which order I play them in?
They're all separate games, no link between any of them so you can play them in any order.

PS if they're taking suggestions for their next remaster, I'd like to offer my vote for Zombies Ate My neighbours.
Purple Library Guy 29 July 2017 at 4:36 pm UTC
Spud13yI can't justify giving Tim Schafer money. He, or at least his company, can't seem to know how to manage large sums of money and their recent projects (other than Linux ports) come out to be pretty horrendous.

That seems like a strange reason to take a principled ( "justify" ) stand against giving someone money. I mean, mismanaging money isn't an ethical failure, and the fact that someone makes products X, Y and Z which are lousy seems irrelevant to whether you should give them money for product A which is good. In a world where we all hand out money for products whose company CEOs and major shareholders are actively evil, this just seems a weirdly pointless cavil.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 29 July 2017 at 4:38 pm UTC
g000h 29 July 2017 at 5:25 pm UTC
TuxeeGot it from the Humble Store. Never played it in the old days - really looking forward to do so now.

Very tempting to get it via Humble store - You get the Steam key and the DRM-free version too.

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And got it on Humble for myself.


Last edited by g000h on 31 July 2017 at 9:04 am UTC
wolfyrion 29 July 2017 at 8:16 pm UTC
As far as I remember back in the old days(around 1995) with my very old PC I had to pay around 200$ to add 4MB RAM in order to play Full Throttle!
It needed 8MB RAM ( NO REGRETS!!!)

You can get Full Throttle for 5 euro from Steam, if you own all Double Fine Games you get like 67% Discount


Last edited by wolfyrion on 29 July 2017 at 8:16 pm UTC
t3g 29 July 2017 at 8:50 pm UTC
You rock! One day when I was mowing the lawn, I had the interview you did with Boiling Steam playing on my phone (headphones of course) and bought the Linux version of Day of the Tentacle soon after.

It was my first time playing the game and you did an amazing job.

I hope you eventually assist in bringing over more games like the Secret of Monkey Island remasters.
Shmerl 30 July 2017 at 3:26 am UTC
Heh. I didn't realize I already have it on GOG When did I even buy it? Or may be it's one of the sales bonuses?
Shmerl 30 July 2017 at 3:27 am UTC
And, can Double Fine make some deal with Disney to release classic Full Throttle as a free bonus for those who buy the remastered game? It will allow playing it in ScummVM wherever it runs


Last edited by Shmerl on 30 July 2017 at 3:28 am UTC
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