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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!

On October 20th, enter the outlandish post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max on Mac and Linux. pic.twitter.com/8Vx0qU9YpK

— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) October 5, 2016


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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Feist 5 October 2016 at 11:35 am UTC
Weeell, to be brutaly honest, this was not one of my most wanted titles. Together with "Homefront: The Revolution", these two titles held the dubious distinction of being my two *least* desired aaa-titles, out of all the current aaa titles that I still technicaly did desire to buy on linux.

So, right now I´m feeling a really weird mixture of happiness and dissapointment. Still, it´s pretty much a 75/25 mixture in favor of happiness, meaning that I´ll make this another "Day1 Purchase". ;-)
devland 5 October 2016 at 11:37 am UTC
It will most likely work on AMD.

Here's their response on reddit.
jgacas 5 October 2016 at 11:38 am UTC
Feral is on fire!
manero666 5 October 2016 at 11:40 am UTC
Fantastic News!

This is definitely my cup of tea! cant wait to see a report on how it runs
Tchey 5 October 2016 at 11:40 am UTC
Back to wishlist then.
scaine 5 October 2016 at 11:41 am UTC
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g000hIf 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.

Pretty sure that counts as a Windows sale. And bypasses Feral completely of course. But if supporting Linux gaming isn't a priority for you, that's a decent deal.

I'm hyped for this one. I haven't bought Dawn of War yet (not really my thing, but I'll probably pick it up around Christmas), and I haven't finished Life is Strange yet. But this... this is instabuy/instaplay material. Great stuff!
Kuduzkehpan 5 October 2016 at 12:00 pm UTC
Feral FEral FERal FERAl FERAL FERAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL take my money biiiatch...!
beyond that screems..
Thank you so much Feral im glad we have a greate company like you and developppers porters as your's.
my linux rig is ready to go!
g000h 5 October 2016 at 12:15 pm UTC
Hi,

This raises an interesting point. If you buy a game (e.g. when it is on Sale), but don't USE the Steam key (i.e. you don't activate the game on Steam immediately) then you can hold back and activate it when it is out on Linux.


scaine
g000hIf 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.

Pretty sure that counts as a Windows sale. And bypasses Feral completely of course. But if supporting Linux gaming isn't a priority for you, that's a decent deal.

I'm hyped for this one. I haven't bought Dawn of War yet (not really my thing, but I'll probably pick it up around Christmas), and I haven't finished Life is Strange yet. But this... this is instabuy/instaplay material. Great stuff!
liamdawe 5 October 2016 at 12:20 pm UTC
g000hHi,

This raises an interesting point. If you buy a game (e.g. when it is on Sale), but don't USE the Steam key (i.e. you don't activate the game on Steam immediately) then you can hold back and activate it when it is out on Linux.


scaine
g000hIf 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.

Pretty sure that counts as a Windows sale. And bypasses Feral completely of course. But if supporting Linux gaming isn't a priority for you, that's a decent deal.

I'm hyped for this one. I haven't bought Dawn of War yet (not really my thing, but I'll probably pick it up around Christmas), and I haven't finished Life is Strange yet. But this... this is instabuy/instaplay material. Great stuff!

No, do not buy a game from any place before the Linux version is released. No matter what, it will NOT count as a Linux sale.
Eike 5 October 2016 at 12:22 pm UTC
g000hThis raises an interesting point. If you buy a game (e.g. when it is on Sale), but don't USE the Steam key (i.e. you don't activate the game on Steam immediately) then you can hold back and activate it when it is out on Linux.

The money would probably be accounted by the shop (for Windows), not by Steam.
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