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Update: Seems this is the Linux port Ryan "Icculus" Gordon was hinting at for a while on his Patreon, as he simply said "yep!" in reply to me asking if this was the one.

Update #2: It's now out! See this post for more info from Ryan and this post for the official announcement. You likely need the "public_beta" branch on Steam.

Original article

This is certainly fun news, since Turok is a game I always wanted to play but never got a chance. It seems it's coming to Linux!

Popping up on SteamDB today was this, showing some reasonably good supporting evidence for a Linux build. It specifically mentions "Turok: Dinosaur Hunter - Linux + Steam OS x64". As we all know, some games pop up on SteamDB and end up not coming, but it's usually a good sign.

This isn't the original version, but an enhanced version from Nightdive Studios.

Turok is back and no dinosaur is safe! When it was first released in 1997, Turok introduced gamers to a world teeming with cunning enemies, traps, puzzles and deadly weapons all within a vast 3D environment ready to explore. Now the classic game has been restored and enhanced with a new visual engine and exciting new features to sink your teeth into!

  • Support for high resolutions, and widescreen
  • Improved gameplay and level design
  • OpenGL for video backend to provide portability and support for vertical sync
  • Dynamic lighting, bloom, FXAA, enhanced water effects, lights shafts and more 
  • Ability to freely rebind all keyboard, mouse, and gamepad inputs 
  • Steam Achievements

It's currently on Steam and GOG, so hopefully both will see a Linux build. I've messaged Nightdive to see what's happening.

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PublicNuisance 24 May 2018 at 7:35 pm UTC
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I already bought it on GOG back when I gamed only on Windows but I would be happy to buy a Steam copy if it happens to support the Linux version.
dubigrasu 24 May 2018 at 8:03 pm UTC
Yoohooo

Looks like Gordon might gave a thing for older classic titles, maybe titles that he always wanted to port back then?
liamdawe 24 May 2018 at 8:20 pm UTC
It's now out, see the second update.
muell 24 May 2018 at 8:37 pm UTC
Is Turok 2 coming, too?
Doktor_Mandrake 24 May 2018 at 8:46 pm UTC
OMG yes, that's so awesome

I actually already had this when I was still using doze, this is pretty fantastic news ^^

If they port Turok 2 I'll be buying it for sure.


Edit: Have they made any mention of bringing this linux support to the GOG version too? Wouldn't mind picking it up DRM-free


Last edited by Doktor_Mandrake at 24 May 2018 at 8:50 pm UTC
Smoke39 24 May 2018 at 9:00 pm UTC
Finally! I no longer need to use Wine for my most-played game.

No editor/mod loader (and so no workshop support), but standalone mods work. Some of us provide standalone download links on our workshop pages, or you can check turokforums.com or turoksanctum.com.
Shmerl 24 May 2018 at 9:13 pm UTC
dubigrasuLooks like Gordon might gave a thing for older classic titles, maybe titles that he always wanted to port back then?

It's not the first time he is working with Nihgtdive too. He helped them with Noctropolis for Linux.


Last edited by Shmerl at 25 May 2018 at 1:27 am UTC
GustyGhost 24 May 2018 at 9:14 pm UTC
Ooh I remember playing the crappy Gameboy Turok 2 version when I was a kid. I want to take a second dive into a proper Turok game. Is there a good way to automate notifications when Linxu port releases on GOG?


Last edited by GustyGhost at 24 May 2018 at 9:15 pm UTC
Shmerl 24 May 2018 at 9:18 pm UTC
GustyGhostIs there a good way to automate notifications when Linxu port releases on GOG?

Follow this thread.

You can also check community GOG DB.

You can write your own notification script, by periodically reading this.


Last edited by Shmerl at 24 May 2018 at 9:20 pm UTC
MayeulC 24 May 2018 at 10:09 pm UTC
Nice, I liked Turok: Evolution on Xbox back in the day. But I am a bit lost with the timeline... Or the series. I would like to play Evolution again, but did it see a PC release as well?

It is always strange to realize that the games I played when I was younger actually had a "story".


Last edited by MayeulC at 24 May 2018 at 10:26 pm UTC
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