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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.

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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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ProfessorKaos64 28 May 2018 at 9:01 pm UTC
OMG! I have been waiting for this ever since I found the unfinished TurokEx after playing Doom64ex a while back. Yes!
Asu 31 May 2018 at 12:58 am UTC
beamdog and nightdive... omg, just omg. Bestest studios.
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