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Linux version of 'The Coma: Recut' removed at release after taking pre-orders

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Sadly it seems the Linux version of The Coma: Recut [Official Site] vanished at release, even after taking pre-orders.

We all know all too well that pre-orders have inherent risks attached to them. This is especially true when it comes to Linux releases. Steam is full of cases of developers pulling out Linux support right on release without any prior indication.

Sadly, now we can add GOG to this as well as Steam. For this title, GOG directly took pre-orders. All mentions of the Linux version vanished from both stores. I should note that it's not GOG's fault, since they are dependent on developers having the Linux version there and ready. However, if a platform is removed, both GOG and Steam have a duty to make sure that developers properly inform customers.

I spoke to the developer on Steam and they said this:

We have a Linux version completed, but have not been able to playtest it yet.

If you're going to put down Linux as a release platform and take money before release, you better make sure you make time to test it. Even worse, don't make people resort to asking about what happened on a forum. This is yet another reminder that pre-orders are a bad idea.

Not amused by this. I hope they do put out a Linux version and we don't end up with another game that just doesn't happen.

Thanks to Alm888 for letting us know!

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slaapliedje 25 September 2017 at 6:28 pm UTC
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tuubi
crt0mega@jaycee was getting death threats against him and his family while he was working for VP on TW2, IIRC.
Yes, and jaycee is justifiably angry at those childish wankers. But taking it out on the rest of us and pulling the victim card every second time a porter's/dev's work or decisions are criticized is not okay.

Maybe they weren't death threats, they were actually "Hey, I'll buy you a beer, but since the port is bad, It's Pabst Blue Ribbon!" I mean that's pretty close to a death threat, right?

That should be how we reward or punish people who do good/bad ports. We'll buy them beers for the port, but it depends on how good the port is on how good the beer is!
tuubi 25 September 2017 at 6:48 pm UTC
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slaapliedjePeople who make death threats like this should seek professional help. I could see making death threats to child molesters and people who talk in movie theaters. But video game porters?
The relative anonymity of the Internet brings out the worst in us, and immature idiots are everywhere. I got a blatant, public death threat once for correcting a typo. I know grammar nazism is annoying, but not that annoying surely.
RafiLinux 25 September 2017 at 9:40 pm UTC
slaapliedje
tuubi
crt0mega@jaycee was getting death threats against him and his family while he was working for VP on TW2, IIRC.
Yes, and jaycee is justifiably angry at those childish wankers. But taking it out on the rest of us and pulling the victim card every second time a porter's/dev's work or decisions are criticized is not okay.

That just means he's a celebrity right?

What I don't get is... at what point has civilization degraded so much that support for a video game can cause people to make death threats that you wonder that it's just time to do a 'reset'?

People who make death threats like this should seek professional help. I could see making death threats to child molesters and people who talk in movie theaters. But video game porters?

It's behavior like this, that makes ya think twice about informing new people about your video gaming hobby.
slaapliedje 26 September 2017 at 1:50 am UTC
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slaapliedje
tuubi
crt0mega@jaycee was getting death threats against him and his family while he was working for VP on TW2, IIRC.
Yes, and jaycee is justifiably angry at those childish wankers. But taking it out on the rest of us and pulling the victim card every second time a porter's/dev's work or decisions are criticized is not okay.

That just means he's a celebrity right?

What I don't get is... at what point has civilization degraded so much that support for a video game can cause people to make death threats that you wonder that it's just time to do a 'reset'?

People who make death threats like this should seek professional help. I could see making death threats to child molesters and people who talk in movie theaters. But video game porters?

It's behavior like this, that makes ya think twice about informing new people about your video gaming hobby.

Yeah, for the most part I live a quiet life of seclusion because people are nuts, but I do work with a bunch of other nerds, so that's my 'safe place'. But even then you get people who are practically religious about their operating system of choice.... That's like those trolls who keep telling people to just use Windows on Linux request threads. I mean it's like they're little hate-filled Nazi scum that can't stand it when others think differently than they do... But we could rant about history and forced ideas until... well we're dead and bitter from old age. So whatever, GAME ON!!!
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