Aspyr Media are continuing their porting on the Linux & Mac ports for the new Civilization Beyond Earth, while most of the work right now is for Mac they do make a few notes about Linux.
They are continuing to hammer out performance issues and working around issues like case sensitivity on the Linux side for filenames which isn't an issue on Windows or Mac. Mac OSX can have a case sensitive filesystem, but it has to be reformatted to it, so it's not the norm.
They are hoping to be able to provide us the ability to use Steam Workshop mods, and they hope to update Civilization V to also be able to use the Steam Workshop on Linux.
That wraps up our dev updates for the week, but we wanted to leave a quick note about the development of the Linux version. The Linux team follows the lead of our Mac team, so these updates are primarily focused on the development of the Mac version (the biggest hurdles are first on Mac). That said, we’ll provide any Linux-specific issues as they come up. Otherwise, just rest easy knowing that we’re working hard to get the game in great working shape on all our platforms!
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