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Another year has passed and it's now nearing six years since the Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter that was supposed to have a Linux version. The developer said it is still coming, apparently.

Today, they've released Carmageddon: Max Damage (the revamp of Carmageddon: Reincarnation) on GOG, naturally they've had people query what's going on with the ridiculously overdue Linux version. They actually replied, with this:

Today we have finally released the DRM-free version, one of the many rewards promised in our Kickstarter campaign. We mentioned that the physical rewards are also still in the pipeline but failed to mention anything about the Mac and Linux versions. 

We are still planning on releasing both Mac and Linux in the future, however we still do not have a timeline for the release. So please accept our apologies for the continual delay but we have not forgotten!

I'm well aware they haven't forgotten, they just don't really care enough at this point. "we have not forgotten" is exactly what they said nearly two years ago in 2016.

It got to the point where I actually had to block one of their team on Twitter for repeatedly trolling our Twitter account with pathetic anti-Linux comments. On top of that, they started jumping in on Tweets from us to other developers, to shit-post about Linux. I won't say who, or link to it, as I don't want a witchhunt, but safe to say they're one developer who I've probably been the least impressed with in a very long time.

I firmly expect this never to actually come to Linux, if it does I might die from shock. I'll be happy, as I won't ever turn a Linux game down, if the end result is good. I'm a gamer—I like good games, but that doesn't stop me from calling stuff like this out. Make an actual effort Stainless Games, stop giving empty thoughtless words.

Thanks for the tip, Bob.

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Jahimself 20 January 2018 at 11:33 am UTC
The game got released a year and 4month. It took them 5 years and 10 month for the windows version.

I am also disappoited, but shaming the editor won't help.

I've seen few reviews on gog being very negative and I think it's counter productive as well. It pressurize the editor in a bad and maybe the linux version will be bad as a result and they won't be making any new one.

We've seen what happened with Witcher 2, although we never got confirmation from CD Projekt, it may have impacted the fact that witcher 3 did not come on linux.


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melkemind 20 January 2018 at 6:08 pm UTC
This kind of feels like:

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Luke_Nukem 20 January 2018 at 10:55 pm UTC
chimpyI'd say if it's ever released for Linux, tell everyone you know to buy a Linux version, play it for 110 minutes then everyone refund it back to Steam

Please don't. If they do finally release on Linux, can we at least all be very grateful for it and show them it was worth the effort (and not worth giving us the amount of stick they did).

I would rather they thought "Oh, well that was unexpected and very good" instead of "Yeah it's just like we thought, bad. They're just all negative all the time".
fabertawe 21 January 2018 at 12:22 pm UTC
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Luke_Nukem
chimpyI'd say if it's ever released for Linux, tell everyone you know to buy a Linux version, play it for 110 minutes then everyone refund it back to Steam

Please don't. If they do finally release on Linux, can we at least all be very grateful for it and show them it was worth the effort (and not worth giving us the amount of stick they did).

I would rather they thought "Oh, well that was unexpected and very good" instead of "Yeah it's just like we thought, bad. They're just all negative all the time".

Are you serious? They should be prosecuted for fraud.

I tell you what, you give me the money I PAID for this game all those many years ago, then when it's finally released for Linux you can have it
Kallestofeles 21 January 2018 at 1:59 pm UTC
It'll probably eventually run somehow in wine and the devs will call it a day.
burningserenity 21 January 2018 at 7:15 pm UTC
I heard this game sucks anyway, which is a shame because the original still holds up. There are enough great games on Linux now that there will never be any reason to care about this fine developer and their stellar game(s).
STiAT 23 January 2018 at 7:20 pm UTC
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If they want to get it done, they should get Feral on board.
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