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Kalypso Media now officially own the rights to the Commandos IP which could mean good things for Linux gamers.

Kalypso Media have been pretty good to Linux gamers in recent years, with them publishing Linux titles like Sudden Strike 4, Railway Empire, Dungeons 3, Tropico 6 (coming soon) and plenty more.

In the press email they sent out, Simon Hellwig, founder and Global Managing Director of the Kalypso Media Group said this:

We have great respect for what the Pyro Studios team have accomplished and created throughout the history of the studio. Therefore, we see it as our responsibility to want to revive and further develop these beloved games for the fans around the world. Of course, this will include the development of a completely new games for all platforms, but also an extensive adaptation of the existing titles for contemporary technologies and platforms. We’re incredibly excited about the opportunities, and will begin speaking to potential development studios in the near future.

Given their wording, it sounds like we might see classics updated to support Linux along with the new game they're working on.

WIll keep an eye on it and let you know of any further developments towards Linux support. As someone who spent hours playing the original Commandos, having it updated with Linux support would be pretty incredible. Stranger things have happened, so it's certainly possible.

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nonamebg 12 July 2018 at 5:01 pm UTC
Yeah, will be great if we see Commandos on Linux.
stan 12 July 2018 at 6:01 pm UTC
No idea what "Commandos" is…
Xpander 12 July 2018 at 7:35 pm UTC
Commandos!
Loved those games back in the days, really hard, never finished i think
beko 12 July 2018 at 7:58 pm UTC
mylkai just bought desperados, but i will buy commandos too if its for linux
only Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood left i guess and we have all realtime tactics like this on linux
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood landed on Linux before Linux Gaming was a thing

I've the CD-ROM sitting on my shelf.
slaapliedje 12 July 2018 at 8:27 pm UTC
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Nice. Seems the only one Kalypso has published lately that didn't make it was Urban Empire. But reviews for that are mixed.
14 13 July 2018 at 3:07 am UTC
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I only played one of the Commandos games way back in the Windows 95/98 days. I'd be very interested to get a new one!
PublicNuisance 13 July 2018 at 3:28 am UTC
I wasn't the biggest fan of the Commando series but having more Linux games won't be a bad thing if they do make it over.
mylka 13 July 2018 at 2:12 pm UTC
beko
mylkai just bought desperados, but i will buy commandos too if its for linux
only Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood left i guess and we have all realtime tactics like this on linux
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood landed on Linux before Linux Gaming was a thing

I've the CD-ROM sitting on my shelf.

i read that, but does it still work on modern PC? and i think i cant buy it anywhere. an updated steam version would be nice
beko 13 July 2018 at 2:26 pm UTC
mylkai read that, but does it still work on modern PC? and i think i cant buy it anywhere. an updated steam version would be nice
Probably true. I don't see why it shouldn't work any more. Got Railroad Tycoon II running lately again as well. It may be more tricky but should be possible. Afair it uses SDL too. The usual problems are required glib compat lib and probably some X11 compat lib nowadays.

I tried this last in 2008 and wrote this Wiki entry for linuxgaming.de

> http://wiki.linuxgaming.de/index.php/Robin_Hood

…also RuneSoft still exists. Mayhap they have some patch somewhere hidden
Edith says: Well it still lists Linux but only a patch for OSX Lion: http://www.rune-soft.com/Games/Released/Game-239/game=Robin_Hood_The_Legend_of_Sherwood-13


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mylka 13 July 2018 at 4:33 pm UTC
beko
mylkai read that, but does it still work on modern PC? and i think i cant buy it anywhere. an updated steam version would be nice
Probably true. I don't see why it shouldn't work any more. Got Railroad Tycoon II running lately again as well. It may be more tricky but should be possible. Afair it uses SDL too. The usual problems are required glib compat lib and probably some X11 compat lib nowadays.

I tried this last in 2008 and wrote this Wiki entry for linuxgaming.de

> http://wiki.linuxgaming.de/index.php/Robin_Hood

…also RuneSoft still exists. Mayhap they have some patch somewhere hidden
Edith says: Well it still lists Linux but only a patch for OSX Lion: http://www.rune-soft.com/Games/Released/Game-239/game=Robin_Hood_The_Legend_of_Sherwood-13

desperados also worked on win7 and above, but the performance was crap and there are old games, that just dont work on modern OS.
even if it works, i think i couldnt buy it anymore and i dont think there are resolutions for 1920x1080, so the game needs a patch.

und wie du selbst schreibst
"Das Spiel selbst ist leider, wie zahlreichen Berichten aus dem Netz zu entnehmen, ziemlich schlecht portiert. Viele Fehler werfen einen immer wieder auf den Desktop zurück. Ärgerlich, wenn die Fehler dabei auch in die Speicherstände geschrieben wurden und das Spiel nach dem Neustart sofort wieder stirbt."
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