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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.

— 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
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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Boogiepop_Phantom 5 October 2016 at 1:11 pm UTC
I wonder, if it will work on amdgpu-pro driver. Even Shadow of Mordor and Borderlands 2 run well on amdgpu-pro.
Nanobang 5 October 2016 at 1:22 pm UTC

Are these ... tears? Am I crying?
stan 5 October 2016 at 1:39 pm UTC
Great news; will most likely be a day-one purchase from me. I’ve read a few user reviews and the main criticism is the repetitiveness of the game, but I’m ok with that as long as it’s fun. We don’t have too much choice for AAA games on Linux anyway.
leillo1975 5 October 2016 at 1:47 pm UTC
What happens with Aspyr in the last times?
ziabice 5 October 2016 at 2:10 pm UTC
Fun Fact: "Mad Max" and "Shadow of Mordor" are listed into the best of average action games on PC list by Rock,Paper, Shotgun website.
Please Feral port some more games from that list (ie: Sleeping Dogs)!
Sgt.Romeo9 5 October 2016 at 2:15 pm UTC
Yoh Feral really is a beast when it comes to porting, these guys don't take a break do they? They really remind me of Loki back in the late 90s early 2000s. Well done guys keep it up. I'm sure everyone will agree when I say, The whole Linux community as small as we are perceived to be supports you whole heartedly in all your Linux game porting endevours.
Comandante Ñoñardo 5 October 2016 at 2:25 pm UTC
I got this game on the Humble Monthly Bundle of May...
Lucky me that I didn't activated the game on my Windows Steam account..

I would like to see a performance comparison between the Windows version and the Linux one before activate the game..
MaCroX95 5 October 2016 at 2:37 pm UTC
WHAT? OMFG Feral... I have no words for these guys, they are also getting better with port quality... every new port has more comparable performance to Windows versions! I'm buying both of the new games that are coming out by them, when everyone is in doubt that linux is a viable gaming platform Feral keeps proving them wrong...
ungutknut 5 October 2016 at 3:04 pm UTC
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Nice! Bought it a few days ago when it was -75% on steam - speculating that it'll be released on linux.

This is also my first feral-ported game I bought - finally they port a game that's at least not entirely out of interest for me.

BTW: Do they have some kind of port-it-all deal with warner studios? It seems to me that 90% of the feral games is published by warner... which is kind of sad because I tend to dislike their games.
rustybroomhandle 5 October 2016 at 3:06 pm UTC
ungutknutNice! Bought it a few days ago when it was -75% on steam - speculating that it'll be released on linux.

Except, now it counts as a Windows sale, and Feral get none of the money for it.
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