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Mad Max [Feral Mini Site] is officially being released on the 20th of October for Linux & SteamOS, it’s finally coming!




After initially being confirmed for Linux way back in March 2015, we finally have confirmation that not only is the Linux port real, but it’s coming damn soon too.

From the press release:
Quote“We’re delighted to be bringing Mad Max to Mac and Linux PC,” said David Stephen, Managing Director at Feral Interactive, “With its exhilarating combat, outlandish characters and beautiful end-of-the-world visuals, Mad Max perfectly captures the atmosphere and thrill of The Wasteland.”


System requirements:
Intel i5 or AMD FX8350 3.4 GHz CPU
8GB RAM
SteamOS 2.0 or Ubuntu 16.04 or better.

The game also requires an NVIDIA 660ti series graphics card or better, running driver version 367.35 or later. AMD and Intel GPUs are not supported at release.

If you want more information on AMD support in future, you can see this comment from Edwin who works at Feral, copied below:
Edwin, Feral InteractiveDue to various issues with Mesa we will not be supporting AMD on release. We only can officially support drivers if they meet the quality needed and sadly Mesa isn't quite there yet as it has a few issues and edge cases. It was a super close call but in the end we won't say a game is officially supported unless it runs great using release versions of the drivers and kernel.

However we developed the game using AMD cards as well as Nvidia so if you install the latest Mesa beta drivers and other updates as needed it runs it's just not at a level where we can provide official support as some edge cases will exist. Hopefully once all the Mesa developments get into a stable release version and all the related kernel improvements also are in a stable release then support for Mad Max and similar complex titles will be easier/possible.

Summary: AMD is unsupported meaning we don't recommend you purchase it on AMD GPUs, however we have don a lot of work towards support which should happen once all the improvements to Mesa/Kernel are in stable branches.


Releasing another game so soon after Dawn of War II [port report here], Feral sure are busy!

I will hopefully have my usual report on the game up at release.

Not long to go folks! Are you excited? Let me know in the comments!

After the news about Civ VI possibly not coming to Linux, this was a very well timed announcement.
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veccher 5 October 2016 at 10:29 am UTC
Happy for the News, and they're going to release it at my birthday, but i'm a AMD user =\
tuubi 5 October 2016 at 10:40 am UTC
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I'm really exited for this one. Mad Max has been at the top of my Steam wishlist since the port was first announced. But for now I really need to get on with Shadow of Mordor and then get started on Saints Row IV to make room in my sandbox-action queue.
g000h 5 October 2016 at 10:40 am UTC
Bought this as part of a Humble Bundle (Monthly) quite some time ago, while it was at a very nice price. Back then, I'd been aware that it was very likely to be coming to Linux, so I took a chance on it. Even if I wasn't going to play on Linux, I still have the option to boot to Windows and play there instead (although that is something I avoid most of the time).

So, I'm very happy that it's nearly there on Linux now, because I already own it. (The same thing happened with Rocket League, a month ago). It seems that wishes do come true.
FredO 5 October 2016 at 10:51 am UTC
In the words of Webster's thesaurus this news is consequential, earthshaking, earth-shattering, eventful, historic, major, material, meaningful, momentous, monumental, much, significant, substantial, tectonic and weighty.

I just say Hell Yeah!
Mal 5 October 2016 at 10:58 am UTC
Not entirely my kind of game. But it's a good chance to give Feral some cash after they ported so many pre-SteamOs games that I bought when I still had a windows partition.
edddeduck_feral 5 October 2016 at 10:59 am UTC
darkszlufi reaaaaly hope this will have mesa support at launch

Due to various issues with Mesa we will not be supporting AMD on release. We only can officially support drivers if they meet the quality needed and sadly Mesa isn't quite there yet as it has a few issues and edge cases. It was a super close call but in the end we won't say a game is officially supported unless it runs great using release versions of the drivers and kernel.

However we developed the game using AMD cards as well as Nvidia so if you install the latest Mesa beta drivers and other updates as needed it runs it's just not at a level where we can provide official support as some edge cases will exist. Hopefully once all the Mesa developments get into a stable release version and all the related kernel improvements also are in a stable release then support for Mad Max and similar complex titles will be easier/possible.

Summary: AMD is unsupported meaning we don't recommend you purchase it on AMD GPUs, however we have don a lot of work towards support which should happen once all the improvements to Mesa/Kernel are in stable branches.
Kohrias 5 October 2016 at 11:01 am UTC
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Thanks again, Feral! You are doing an amazing job, keep it up!
jonko 5 October 2016 at 11:05 am UTC
GJ Feral For me instabuy
opera 5 October 2016 at 11:18 am UTC
Great news! Feral coming up with an astonishing release cycle towards the end of this year!
g000h 5 October 2016 at 11:32 am UTC
If anyone wants to risk buying it now, 2 weeks before its Linux release, I spotted a sweet deal here:

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-MADMAXR/mad-max

66% off the full price.
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