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Update: It has now been removed.

There will likely be a few embarrassed developers about this, but it looks like the private beta for the Linux port of F1 2015 has been left open during the free weekend. Is this an oversight, or a sneaky marketing decision? Who knows. It certainly looks like it is coming now though, rather than being rumours and speculation from SteamDB history.

Reddit user psppwner300 found the issue a few hours ago, so I gave it a test.

This is the latest F1 game to be released on PC, but it did get quite a lot of negative feedback on it. Hopefully we Linux gamers will have a better time with it. Since this will be our first, we don't really have any other to compare it against. As someone who spent part of his youth playing F1 on the Amiga having this on Linux will please me a lot.

Note: I don't suggest buying it until it's officially released. Always make sure the porter gets their money. I simply opted into the free weekend and tried the beta as reddit suggested.

Another note: This is quite obviously a mess-up, so remember this is not even a public beta and will have lots of issues. I will reserve my actual thoughts on it for when it's released. I've seen people already complain about it, which is silly since it's not final, and sad because people are complaining rather than being excited.

It's no secret now that Feral Interactive are porting the game, which I imagine will please many people as their ports are always pretty good when they arrive.

It seems to use their fancy new launcher, which I really do approve of, as being able to select the screen it runs on is important:
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The benchmark does seem to crash for me (I see for others too), but on Ubuntu 16.04, Ultra at 1080p I was seeing over 80FPS on my 980ti for quite a bit of it so that's pretty good.

Here have some screenshots:
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I don't really have time to test much else right now due to it being a Sunday and all, but hopefully this is as exciting for you as it is for me.

Looks like our first official F1 game isn't too far from release, which is fantastic news for racing fans.

Will you be picking up a copy when it actually releases? I will livestream it at release, and we will likely run a tournament for it like we did with GRID Autosport. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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serjor 20 March 2016 at 10:58 am UTC
QuoteWill you be picking up a copy when it actually releases? I will livestream it at release, and we will likely run a tournament for it like we did with GRID Autosport.

Sounds, good. If it's not too expensive, I'm in. I had a lot of fun during that tournament, so I'm willing to participate in another one.

And about the game. I like F1, so I hope the game is good enough. BTW, how is porting the game? Native or is another VP port? Don't care too much if it's native or not, just curious.
Sslaxx 20 March 2016 at 11:00 am UTC
Hopefully this won't make Codemasters reluctant to pursue further Linux ports (it has happened for sillier/similar reasons before, I think).
Liam Dawe 20 March 2016 at 11:04 am UTC
serjor
QuoteWill you be picking up a copy when it actually releases? I will livestream it at release, and we will likely run a tournament for it like we did with GRID Autosport.

Sounds, good. If it's not too expensive, I'm in. I had a lot of fun during that tournament, so I'm willing to participate in another one.

And about the game. I like F1, so I hope the game is good enough. BTW, how is porting the game? Native or is another VP port? Don't care too much if it's native or not, just curious.

I mentioned that directly in the article, seems it's a Feral title.
Samsai 20 March 2016 at 11:28 am UTC
And it's gone. Now we can wait for the actual release.
linux_gamer 20 March 2016 at 11:35 am UTC
SamsaiAnd it's gone. Now we can wait for the actual release.
You do know that Feral and Co do indeed read the GOL/reddit articles (and comments related to their products)?
Ferals Edde:
QuoteThis access was a glitch cause by the Free To Play weekend accidentally granting some older Linux depot access to some users and should not be used or installed by anyone.
We have disabled all Linux depots and we highly recommend you uninstall the build if you installed it.


Last edited by linux_gamer on 20 March 2016 at 11:37 am UTC
Samsai 20 March 2016 at 11:37 am UTC
linuxgamer
SamsaiAnd it's gone. Now we can wait for the actual release.
You do know that Feral and Co do indeed read the GOL articles (and comments related to their products)?
They probably also read our Twitter PMs and emails that we send them.
dubigrasu 20 March 2016 at 12:13 pm UTC
Damn it Feral, I had it for few minutes and ran pretty good, very good I might say; 70 something FPS at Max settings (I think it was Ultra Plus or something?)
Why don't you put up a testing branch for people willing to test and help you ?
ysblokje 20 March 2016 at 12:14 pm UTC
QuoteWill you be picking up a copy when it actually releases? I will livestream it at release, and we will likely run a tournament for it like we did with GRID Autosport.

I am? ehr I mean we ARE?
Pinguino 20 March 2016 at 12:21 pm UTC
Too bad it took me too long to realize this meant we could play F1 2015 on Linux during the Free Weekend. I saw the reddit thread, but just ignored it since it's not on Linux.
Liam Dawe 20 March 2016 at 12:26 pm UTC
ysblokje
QuoteWill you be picking up a copy when it actually releases? I will livestream it at release, and we will likely run a tournament for it like we did with GRID Autosport.

I am? ehr I mean we ARE?

We will ;)
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