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Fear not Linux gamers, you too will be getting in on the action as Blood: Fresh Supply is coming to Linux.

It released yesterday for Windows, however in the official Discord for Nightdive Studio's when they announced the release they actually said "(Mac and Linux soon™️)". What will be interesting to see, is if they're doing it in-house or if they will be continuing to work with Ryan Gordon to port it for them like previous games. Linux support was also confirmed on Twitter.

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Originally released by developed Monolith Productions way back in 1997, this obviously comes with a lot of improvements. Take a look at what Nightdive said it has:

  • Updated using Nightdive Studio’s KEX Engine
  • Vulkan, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3.2 support, play with unlocked framerates!
  • Antialiasing, Ambient Occlusion, V-sync and Interpolation support
  • Support for high resolutions including 4K monitors
  • Fully customizable keyboard and controller pad support
  • Extended modding support, including support for already existing mods
  • Completely rewritten netcode supports up to 8 players:
    • Play online in co-operative mode, kill each other in “Bloodbath” or split the difference in classic 4v4 team-based “Capture The Flag” mayhem
    • Battle it out in local split-screen action
  • Roll your own soundtrack with full CD and MIDI music support
  • Look fully up and down with a new 3D view, or stick with the classic BUILD-engine style!

It also includes the original Plasma Pak and Cryptic Passage addons. I never got to play the original, so I'm pretty happy to know it's coming to Linux. That's what's great about Nightdive doing this, I'm sure there's tons of others who've never got to appreciate older games like this.

Blood: Fresh Supply is available on Humble Store, GOG and Steam. I will let you know as soon as the Linux version is live.

Hat tip to Jolltz in our Discord.

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Liam Dawe 10 May 2019 at 8:41 am UTC
Note: Turns out they also said it on Twitter for those that don't use Discord: https://twitter.com/NightdiveStudio/status/1126601409909026816
rapakiv 10 May 2019 at 9:12 am UTC
I hope they don't stop here, there is a Blood2 to rebuild

Played them both in the past, but enjoyed more the second than the first episode
g000h 10 May 2019 at 9:59 am UTC
Just had a look on GOG and it is interesting:

On my GOG account, I own the original version of the game "Blood: One Unit Whole Blood" and I can find that version in my games list.

However, on the GOG Store, I can no longer find that version (Blood: One Unit Whole Blood) but I can find the new release "Blood: Fresh Supply" as well as the other original title "Blood 2: The Blood Group" (This is Blood 2: The Chosen + Nightmare expansion.)

So, it looks like the older, original version of the game has been taken down and is no longer for sale. (Or maybe it is a temporary take-down, who knows?)

For some reason, the same isn't true on Steam - The original (Blood: One Unit Whole Blood) is still there and the original Blood 2: The Chosen + Expansion.
BielFPs 10 May 2019 at 11:30 am UTC
Already bought (50% discount for the owners of the original)

This game have a nostalgic effect on me, and those damn ghosts are still scary as hell
crt0mega 10 May 2019 at 11:37 am UTC
CalebI live... again.
Can't wait to hear that again
shorberg 10 May 2019 at 11:57 am UTC
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CalebI live... again.
Can't wait to hear that again

A line that has been etched into my mind!
Sadly not a whole lot of people get the reference.
Faalhaas 10 May 2019 at 12:26 pm UTC
BielFPsAlready bought (50% discount for the owners of the original)
The GOG version also got me 50% discount.

Now, when will developers release a game on Linux and say "(Windows soon™️)"?
x_wing 10 May 2019 at 1:34 pm UTC
My main complain with the current blood version is that running on DOSBOX there isn't an easy way to play at svga res without getting lots of fps drops. I remember that I played this game in the early 2000's and in high res (i.e. 1024x768 XD) was glorious.
Grimfist 10 May 2019 at 1:59 pm UTC
Has anyone said: "I live ... again" ?!?
A big freaking YES from me, insta-buy as soon as Penguin Version lands
Xpander 10 May 2019 at 2:15 pm UTC
rapakivI hope they don't stop here, there is a Blood2 to rebuild

Played them both in the past, but enjoyed more the second than the first episode

you are the first person i know who enjoyed blood 2 more than the first one.
Imo Blood 2 was quite bad. First one sets the atmosphere much better and is overall better game imo, but ofc opinions are different.
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