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GOG now have the Linux version of Shadow Warrior Classic Redux

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Better late than never eh! I sometimes feel like that's GOG's motto for Linux. Anyway, the Linux version of Shadow Warrior Classic Redux is now available on GOG.

As usual, my GOG contacts sent over a copy for me to test. This time, it's 32bit only, so it will require certain packages to be installed on a 64bit system. Here's what GOG lists that you need:

libc6:i386 libasound2:i386 libasound2-data:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxau6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxcb1:i386 libx11-6:i386

It comes with the usual GOG installer, powered by MojoSetup making the installation as painless as possible.

About the game:

The definitive version of the cult classic shooter, Shadow Warrior Classic Redux features remastered visuals and two massive expansion packs. Corporations rule every facet of life in a near-future Japan and employ Shadow Warriors, one-man armies of unparalleled skill, to protect their power and forcefully remove all opposition.

The Zilla Corporation is the most powerful of these conglomerates and will stop at nothing to achieve domination unseen by any other corporation in the world. Lo Wang, Zilla Corporation’s legendary Shadow Warrior, discovers this corruption and the dark powers being summoned to aid his employers in this quest for absolute power. As a man of honor, Lo Wang vows to battle these demonic forces with an arsenal of explosive weapons, his silent blade, and a razor sharp wit.

I tested it out and on a multi-monitor setup it's pretty bad. It takes the width of all your monitors by default, making it impossible to play. Thankfully, once you actually get into a game, it will generate a config file named "sw-redux-local.cfg" in the installed directory you can edit to match your resolution. Once done, the game works perfectly and boy does this bring back some memories.

10 Likes, Who?
g000h 21 November 2017 at 11:16 am UTC
More than a year since Shadow Warrior 2 was released to Windows (13 Oct 2016), it's about time that came out on Linux :/
Pit 21 November 2017 at 11:25 am UTC
Well, as reconciliation the unenhanced version Shadow Warrior Classic Complete
is for free
Shmerl 21 November 2017 at 6:57 pm UTC
g000hMore than a year since Shadow Warrior 2 was released to Windows (13 Oct 2016), it's about time that came out on Linux :/

It's risking to become a vaporware by now, same as happened with the Witcher 3.
Purple Library Guy 21 November 2017 at 8:37 pm UTC
It's because they think we're kindred souls who understand what the site is truly about: Good Old Games.
So they wait until a game is old before they sell it to us.
Ivancillo 21 November 2017 at 9:44 pm UTC
Either way, good news.
g000h 21 November 2017 at 9:44 pm UTC
Actually, I'm currently p1ssed off that the Nintendo Switch has got Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, but we don't. I bet *more* Linux players would buy Skyrim than Switch owners.
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