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For those of you GOG fans itching for some FPS action, you might want to check out STRAFE: Millennium Edition as GOG now have the Linux build too. Really good to see GOG add some many Linux builds lately, really pleasing to see!

Naturally, the GOG build comes with the latest version of the game including a few of the Linux issues that came up being squashed. It's also 64bit, so no lib hunting required.

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I've personally put a fair amount of time into STRAFE now and I've enjoyed it quite a lot. I know it won't be everyone's cup, since it is inspired by the classics, but it has modern touches along with some random generation. I think it's awesome, but you do need to be aware of the random level gen when going into it.

It's not perfect, it does have some minor issues, but overall it's a satisfying shooter for when you really want to just hop in a game and destroy stuff.

Features:

  • Four unique zones (four levels each) that demand different death-defying gameplay styles
  • Gun upgrades that turn your average weapon into an outright death machine
  • 30+ insane weapons and 20+ blood-thirsty enemies
  • The sickest soundtrack of 1996 and at least the next 25 years

You can now grab STRAFE from GOG, also on Humble Store and Steam.

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Avehicle7887 26 April 2018 at 2:51 pm UTC
Just like Battletech, this is another game I won't buy. Pre order exclusive content + delayed Linux release is bad marketing.
liamdawe 26 April 2018 at 3:08 pm UTC
Avehicle7887Just like Battletech, this is another game I won't buy. Pre order exclusive content + delayed Linux release is bad marketing.
Turning away from a Linux game, because it had a release delay is to be blunt, idiotic. That's a sure fire way to ensure we get low Linux sales, I really hope that attitude is a minority.

I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way, but it's a fact that our market share and sales figures for Linux games aren't turning any heads and it will continue to do so if people take this sort of stance. There's many complicated reasons for a delayed Linux release, half the time I'm sure people just don't even stop to think how for a team of often 1 or 2 people, additional platforms support overhead alone can cause sleepless nights...

As for pre-order bonuses, I am however right with you on that. I think pre-order bonuses are utter nonsense.

Edit: spelling


Last edited by liamdawe at 26 April 2018 at 3:36 pm UTC
PublicNuisance 26 April 2018 at 3:21 pm UTC
Been waiting for this day. I'll be picking up a GOG copy the next few days once some money comes in.
minaka14c 26 April 2018 at 4:24 pm UTC
Exactly what I was waiting for! Cheers!!
x_wing 26 April 2018 at 5:02 pm UTC
Looks nice. I may be buying this one (I'm in the need of some brainless killing ).

Wish devolver digital brings Shadow Warrior 2 to Linux though...

EDIT: Liam should have used this video: https://youtu.be/QSZGsborBXE (they definitely bought me XD)


Last edited by x_wing at 26 April 2018 at 5:12 pm UTC
Avehicle7887 26 April 2018 at 5:30 pm UTC
liamdawe
Avehicle7887Just like Battletech, this is another game I won't buy. Pre order exclusive content + delayed Linux release is bad marketing.
Turning away from a Linux game, because it had a release delay is to be blunt, idiotic. That's a sure fire way to ensure we get low Linux sales, I really hope that attitude is a minority.

I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way, but it's a fact that our market share and sales figures for Linux games aren't turning any heads and it will continue to do so if people take this sort of stance. There's many complicated reasons for a delayed Linux release, half the time I'm sure people just don't even stop to think how for a team of often 1 or 2 people, additional platforms support overhead alone can cause sleepless nights...

As for pre-order bonuses, I am however right with you on that. I think pre-order bonuses are utter nonsense.

Edit: spelling

Rereading my own message it (most likely) seems I expressed myself the wrong way.

What I meant was that Pre Order Exclusives and delayed Linux releases don't go hand in hand, because it's unfair for Linux users as they usually buy games when a Linux version is out not before.

In no way I meant I'm against delayed Linux releases, especially since I spend so much on them already. I also pre-order many Linux games that come with pre-order exclusives.

I hope that is more clear to what I meant
PublicNuisance 26 April 2018 at 6:31 pm UTC
x_wingLooks nice. I may be buying this one (I'm in the need of some brainless killing ).

Wish devolver digital brings Shadow Warrior 2 to Linux though...

EDIT: Liam should have used this video: https://youtu.be/QSZGsborBXE (they definitely bought me XD)

I seem to remember reading recently that the staff that had helped bring Shadow Warrior (2013) to Linux were no longer there or something to that effect in regards as to why Shadow Warrior 2 hasn't been brought to Linux but I can't find the link at the moment. May have been just gossip on Reddit.In any case they could farm out the work if they wanted so it would be a weak excuse.
x_wing 26 April 2018 at 6:46 pm UTC
PublicNuisanceI seem to remember reading recently that the staff that had helped bring Shadow Warrior (2013) to Linux were no longer there or something to that effect in regards as to why Shadow Warrior 2 hasn't been brought to Linux but I can't find the link at the moment. May have been just gossip on Reddit.In any case they could farm out the work if they wanted so it would be a weak excuse.

That would be sad. Remember reading the Linux release support discussion in Steam forums. Good lord, best example ever of how to manage and fix the issues. Check this out:

KnockoutgamesSorry this isn't fixing everyone completely. I went to staples and bought a Radeon HD 6xxx series and fixed all the problems with it. For those with issues please post your detailed system information if you haven't already (Steam->Help->System Information). Also post screenshots of issues, without them I'm really shooting into the dark.

@royal snipe
Sorry it didn't fix your situation see above.

@Sinedio
Will be uploading a fix for cursor soon

@Scotsman
The latest update focused on AMD specific issues, I'm still planning on fixing the mountain issues in Chapter 11. stay tuned.
https://steamcommunity.com/app/233130/discussions/0/611702631212326869/?ctp=5

We should buy this guy a big bucket of coffee!
stan 26 April 2018 at 7:09 pm UTC
Avehicle7887Just like Battletech, this is another game I won't buy. Pre order exclusive content + delayed Linux release is bad marketing.
You’re absolutely right.
Smoke39 26 April 2018 at 7:45 pm UTC
Wasn't the pre-order bonus for this game just a gag weapon that instantly ends the game in victory when fired? Not really something to fuss about missing out on, I think.
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