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MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame has been released for Linux

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Ready to get dirty? Today, 'MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame' has been officially released for Linux.

Originally developed and published by Milestone S.r.l. and ported to Linux by Virtual Programming, the Linux version arrives little over a year after it was released for Windows. This is the first release from Virtual Programming in some time, after Micro Machines World Series and ARMA 3 updates.

Supporting both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, plenty of you should be able to jump in.

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Experience all the adrenaline of Motocross with the official Championship’s only videogame! MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame offers the most involving game experience ever, with completely new gameplay and graphics thanks to Unreal® Engine 4. Race on 18 official tracks and in the MXoN with all riders and bikes from the 2016 MXGP and MX2 seasons and be the first to experience the thrill of riding one of the 10 2-strokes available! Render your rider and your bike unique, with more than 300 official components for a complete customisation!

We've reached out to VP today, to see if we can get a review key for testing. So hopefully we can say a lot more about it in a future article.

Looks like a game I would really enjoy, so hopefully it performs well. The customisation options sound pretty fun!

You can find it on Humble Store (70% off) - No Linux icon there yet since it just released, but it's simply a Steam key or head directly to Steam.

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mirv 22 November 2018 at 10:07 pm UTC
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liamdaweOuch, another botched release? Was hoping that wouldn't happen after The Witcher 2.

I wonder how they tested it on their systems or did they validate it at all.
I't might be just simple silly thing like missing some files from the build they sent up to steam though..
I wouldnt call this a botched release yet. Lets give them some time. But it worries me that theres even not a single reply from devs/VP to the issue.

Give it another 12 hours. Time zones and all that - VP employees are probably not at work right now. They'll be having a fun day tomorrow though I guess.
Enverex 22 November 2018 at 10:10 pm UTC
This looks like a really light wrapper port. Hell, the output looks exactly like what I'd expect from Wine. Take the binary for example - "Binaries\Win64\mxgp3-Win64-Shipping.exe".
mirv 22 November 2018 at 10:15 pm UTC
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EnverexThis looks like a really light wrapper port. Hell, the output looks exactly like what I'd expect from Wine. Take the binary for example - "Binaries\Win64\mxgp3-Win64-Shipping.exe".

Are you not aware of what eON is, and what kind of porting approach VP take? It _is_ a windows binary (although possibly not the original windows binary, depending on if VP had source code access or not).
Enverex 22 November 2018 at 10:21 pm UTC
I'd heard of VP's ports in the past but wasn't aware of "how" they were ported (or rather that they were wrapped quite like this).
mirv 22 November 2018 at 10:27 pm UTC
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EnverexI'd heard of VP's ports in the past but wasn't aware of "how" they were ported (or rather that they were wrapped quite like this).

One of the benefits of their approach is they don't need source code access. Traditionally, their ports have been better than using wine as well, mostly because wine tries to emulate all of windows, where as eON is targeted at each individual game (i.e they tweak it on a per-game basis).
Obviously in this case, something went a little wrong in the release though. Pity, but I'm sure once the startup crash itself is sorted the game will run just fine.
Leopard 22 November 2018 at 10:29 pm UTC
Oh boi.

Give them time to reply first before jumping into conclusions. Even if it turns out as a really broken release like Witcher 2 , don't bash them etc. Simply refund and don't look back.
raneon 22 November 2018 at 11:02 pm UTC
Bought it as well as I've been excited, but it just crashes for me too. Hope it is not a cheap wine runtime, honestly in this case I do prefer the DXVK proton option!
1xok 22 November 2018 at 11:04 pm UTC
XpanderDoesn't work for me sadly

https://steamcommunity.com/app/561600/discussions/0/1741100729952845904/

Thanks for testing. Let's see if it can be fixed quickly.
Kohrias 23 November 2018 at 6:33 am UTC
Does not work for me either. Crashes on start.
liamdawe 23 November 2018 at 8:45 am UTC
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liamdaweOuch, another botched release? Was hoping that wouldn't happen after The Witcher 2.

I wonder how they tested it on their systems or did they validate it at all.
I't might be just simple silly thing like missing some files from the build they sent up to steam though..
I wouldnt call this a botched release yet. Lets give them some time. But it worries me that theres even not a single reply from devs/VP to the issue.

Give it another 12 hours. Time zones and all that - VP employees are probably not at work right now. They'll be having a fun day tomorrow though I guess.
Either way it's not a very good look. I am constantly surprised when devs release something and then go home without waiting on reports first.
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