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Virtual Programming seem to be busy once again which is good news, turning up on their website recently was both A Hat in Time and Gravel.

Curiously though, this is the second time A Hat in Time has appeared on their website to show they're porting it to Linux. Back in August of 2017, A Hat in Time appeared on Virtual Programming's website (along with MXGP3 which recently released) but the actual developer of the game had never heard of VP and it was then quickly removed. Now it's back again…confusing but good for us to get more games. I'm going to assume it was something announced far too early.


A shot from the official VP website.

The other is Gravel, an off-road racer which does look quite good. Not surprising to see VP working on a Linux port, since Gravel is made by Milestone who also made MXGP3, so it looks like they're continuing to partner up for more ports. This also isn't overly surprising, as we noted back in October we saw hints of it happening.

Both games are in "beta" status according to their website, not that it means anything to us since VP don't put out beta versions to the public.

Personally, I'm really happy to see Virtual Programming continue porting games to Linux, as the more companies we have specialising in Linux gaming the better. Their last port with MXGP3 didn't have great performance (as noted), so hopefully these next two ports will be more playable—fingers crossed, as Gravel is a racer I'm keen to try out.

Update 07/12/18: For the second time, VP have removed A Hat in Time from their website. We've emailed them to find out what's going on.

Hat tip to m2mg2 in our forum.

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raneon 7 December 2018 at 7:00 am UTC
I bought MXGP3 right after it's Linux release and it now works ok, but compared to DXVK it is still a major difference. So I hope they will use this time Vulkan to avoid performance issues at least for Gravel.
Avehicle7887 7 December 2018 at 7:06 am UTC
no_information_hereNow that VP have refined their skills, it would be great if CDPR might give them Witcher 3. I hope CDPR weren't put off by the (initial) negative reaction after Witcher 2.

Unless VP starts using Vulkan, I think TW3 will end up running better with DXVK.
Leopard 7 December 2018 at 9:28 am UTC
Huh , A Hat in Time removed again.
liamdawe 7 December 2018 at 9:58 am UTC
m2mg2
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QuoteNow it's back again…confusing but good for us to get more games.
I can't seem to find A Hat in Time on their website now. I hope it really is coming this time!

It does seem to have disappeared.....
I've emailed VP for a statement.

Removed once? Possible accident or announced too early? A second time...what's going on eh?
flesk 7 December 2018 at 12:34 pm UTC
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Now that's just mean if it turns out there's nothing to it.
scaine 9 December 2018 at 3:04 pm UTC
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I missed AHiT on the Humble Bundle, definitely would love to buy/play it. I'm still a long way from paying for Proton games, so this is great news if it's coming. Can't believe they put it up a second time only to remove it again though. What on earth is going on at VP?
titi 10 December 2018 at 1:30 pm UTC
Virtual Programming? Oh oh ... their last "port" MXGP2 was a complete fail. Its unplayable.
scaine 10 December 2018 at 7:05 pm UTC
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titiVirtual Programming? Oh oh ... their last "port" MXGP2 was a complete fail. Its unplayable.

I heard that was fixed pretty quickly - a day after release. Is it still an issue??
hummer010 10 December 2018 at 7:35 pm UTC
scaine
titiVirtual Programming? Oh oh ... their last "port" MXGP2 was a complete fail. Its unplayable.

I heard that was fixed pretty quickly - a day after release. Is it still an issue??

I don't own it, so this is second hand, but it sounds like lot's of people get better performance out of WINE + DXVK vs. the VP "port".

That doesn't really make it unplayable though - the unplayable part was fixed pretty quick.
liamdawe 11 December 2018 at 1:11 pm UTC
scaine
titiVirtual Programming? Oh oh ... their last "port" MXGP2 was a complete fail. Its unplayable.

I heard that was fixed pretty quickly - a day after release. Is it still an issue??
Well, it can be played, but performance is pretty poor overall.

Also, to those asking about A Hat in Time, VP simply told me to speak to the publisher which I've done so. Waiting on a reply.
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