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Mark of the Ninja: Remastered should now work properly for AMD GPU users on Linux

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Klei have been working on improving Mark of the Ninja: Remastered with a recent beta that's now live for everyone. Two Linux-specific issues were found and fixed.

Released back in October, Mark of the Ninja: Remastered bundled the DLC of the original game along with some graphical enhancements, much improved gamepad support for Linux gamers along with much better multi-monitor handling on Linux too. I wasn't honestly expecting it to be improved as much as it has.

The trouble is, the game was practically broken for AMD GPU users. Not any more! Klei put out a patch yesterday which should fix the problems along with a crash when shutting the game down on Linux. Another Linux-specific fix, was some kind of interference from motion sensors in the PS4 controller which should no longer happen.

Not stopping there, the patch also includes some performance improvements so you should see less hitching and stuttering during gameplay as it will now save games asynchronously. The mouse cursor should also be hidden when using a gamepad, along with multiple other fixes. See the full list here.

It's currently only available on Steam and I think it's well worth it, excellent game.

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Leerdeck 6 November 2018 at 12:41 pm UTC
Great news. Switched recently to a AMD card and had to pause the game because of that.
Shmerl 6 November 2018 at 3:08 pm UTC
Good to see that they now know to test their releases on AMD too. All developers should do that.
MayeulC 6 November 2018 at 3:25 pm UTC
Wow, they actually care a lot, they might have one dev using Linux + AMD ^^. It's a shame I can't justify buying the remastered version when I haven't finished the original (it honestly feels like I bought this game yesterday when it was just out).
Scoopta 6 November 2018 at 5:51 pm UTC
MayeulCWow, they actually care a lot, they might have one dev using Linux + AMD ^^. It's a shame I can't justify buying the remastered version when I haven't finished the original (it honestly feels like I bought this game yesterday when it was just out).
To be honest all devs should do Linux + AMD. I personally have a problem with the way nvidia does things from a business standpoint. They really like using their own proprietary tech instead of open standards. I could go on a rant about why nvidia is bad as a company especially in a FOSS ecosystem like Linux. Also hi one of the other 11 people on this site with a Fury.


Last edited by Scoopta at 6 November 2018 at 5:56 pm UTC
Whitewolfe80 6 November 2018 at 6:43 pm UTC
Ahh I have it and have only just switched to full team red
Cestarian 6 November 2018 at 7:09 pm UTC
It's funny how AMD and Intel are the ones with open source drivers and yet somehow all the games that have problems running, have problems running on those drivers rather than the proprietary nvidia ones.

Why is it like this? Everybody says "Nvidia sucks, go buy AMD for linux gaming! They have the coolest drivers!" and then you get that AMD card and shit just stops working left and right...
sa666666 6 November 2018 at 7:44 pm UTC
CestarianIt's funny how AMD and Intel are the ones with open source drivers and yet somehow all the games that have problems running, have problems running on those drivers rather than the proprietary nvidia ones.

Why is it like this? Everybody says "Nvidia sucks, go buy AMD for linux gaming! They have the coolest drivers!" and then you get that AMD card and shit just stops working left and right...

Because a lot of developers only test on Nvidia, and Nvidia is also known to cheat sometimes in their drivers. So it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Code that is optimized for Nvidia is often incorrect code, and open drivers that "do the right thing" will sometimes fail on that code. But those drivers will be blamed, when it was the Nvidia stuff all along.

Not saying this always happens, but it does with enough frequency that it makes Nvidia look good and the others look bad. And then gamers see the situation and only buy Nvidia. And then we get back to the self-fulfilling prophesy.
MayeulC 6 November 2018 at 11:14 pm UTC
That's a bit off-topic, sorry about that.
Scoopta
MayeulCWow, they actually care a lot, they might have one dev using Linux + AMD ^^. It's a shame I can't justify buying the remastered version when I haven't finished the original (it honestly feels like I bought this game yesterday when it was just out).
To be honest all devs should do Linux + AMD. I personally have a problem with the way nvidia does things from a business standpoint. They really like using their own proprietary tech instead of open standards. I could go on a rant about why nvidia is bad as a company especially in a FOSS ecosystem like Linux. Also hi one of the other 11 people on this site with a Fury.

Hi! Best bang my buck could buy doing the crypto craze. Worth it, although it tends to run very hot (~80°C, mostly). BTW, I'm very tempted to have a look at a bios editor available on some forums, that lets you enable extra compute units on your Fury if they are not damaged , and turn it into a Fury X. Silicon lottery and all The complicated part would be getting this to run on Linux; the good part is my card is a Sapphire with a bios switch, so I don't risk bricking it. I might wait until I hit framerate issues in GPU-bound games, which hasn't been the case already, I'm just sharing the tip.

I also agree on your stance, and it seems that more and more people (Stardock interactive?) in the game industry think the same.

Speaking of the GoL system info, looks like Whitewolfe80 needs to update his


Last edited by MayeulC at 6 November 2018 at 11:16 pm UTC
Cestarian 7 November 2018 at 6:57 am UTC
sa666666
CestarianIt's funny how AMD and Intel are the ones with open source drivers and yet somehow all the games that have problems running, have problems running on those drivers rather than the proprietary nvidia ones.

Why is it like this? Everybody says "Nvidia sucks, go buy AMD for linux gaming! They have the coolest drivers!" and then you get that AMD card and shit just stops working left and right...

Because a lot of developers only test on Nvidia, and Nvidia is also known to cheat sometimes in their drivers. So it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Code that is optimized for Nvidia is often incorrect code, and open drivers that "do the right thing" will sometimes fail on that code. But those drivers will be blamed, when it was the Nvidia stuff all along.

Not saying this always happens, but it does with enough frequency that it makes Nvidia look good and the others look bad. And then gamers see the situation and only buy Nvidia. And then we get back to the self-fulfilling prophesy.

That's just how the world works, AMD will take blame for it if AMD cards can't run things, no matter why they can't run shit, just like linux has always taken the blame for not being able to run things, no matter the why.

Maybe the thing is that nvidia likes to work with game developers to ensure maximum performance on games, and as part of that process maybe nvidia makes fixes for a few bugs in a few games so that the devs don't have to handle it anymore (bugs like the above...) and AMD who didn't even try to be part of all this (probably in part due to lack of manpower and resources) gets to pick up those bugs that the dev left with nvidia. Then the devs would expect AMD to be the ones to fix it, and the consumers would also be the ones to expect AMD to fix it (because it runs fine on Nvidia after all).

Self fulfilling prophecy? Yes. But it is entirely AMD's fault that they've failed to act on it.
Scoopta 7 November 2018 at 8:30 am UTC
MayeulCThat's a bit off-topic, sorry about that.
Scoopta
MayeulCWow, they actually care a lot, they might have one dev using Linux + AMD ^^. It's a shame I can't justify buying the remastered version when I haven't finished the original (it honestly feels like I bought this game yesterday when it was just out).
To be honest all devs should do Linux + AMD. I personally have a problem with the way nvidia does things from a business standpoint. They really like using their own proprietary tech instead of open standards. I could go on a rant about why nvidia is bad as a company especially in a FOSS ecosystem like Linux. Also hi one of the other 11 people on this site with a Fury.

Hi! Best bang my buck could buy doing the crypto craze. Worth it, although it tends to run very hot (~80°C, mostly). BTW, I'm very tempted to have a look at a bios editor available on some forums, that lets you enable extra compute units on your Fury if they are not damaged , and turn it into a Fury X. Silicon lottery and all The complicated part would be getting this to run on Linux; the good part is my card is a Sapphire with a bios switch, so I don't risk bricking it. I might wait until I hit framerate issues in GPU-bound games, which hasn't been the case already, I'm just sharing the tip.

I also agree on your stance, and it seems that more and more people (Stardock interactive?) in the game industry think the same.

Speaking of the GoL system info, looks like Whitewolfe80 needs to update his
I too have the sapphire tri-x card and I have also thought about trying it but I could never get up the courage. I bought the fury on launch day so I payed a pretty penny for mine. Even if I could in theory switch to the other firmware I'm a bit chicken. Also I believe the thermal targets are the fury are 75C with the normal mode and 80C in the OC mode. I believe the OC mode also adds like 25W or something to the power target. So while 80C is hot it is what the fury was designed to run at.
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