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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.

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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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Jollt 10 May 2019 at 2:23 pm UTC
Yaayy I was mentioned! Hahha Love GOL community

Yeah this game is amazing. Scary as hell, I went back after playing it back then and geezz, some scenes you see on it you wonder WHAT THEEEE. It's truly gruesome compared to games who try to be scary and bloody today, they can't reach that level.

Also if you have the original and some features like splitscreen and better multiplayer doesn't interests you, the https://github.com/nukeykt/NBlood based on Eduke32 is the BEST way to play besides this port. I would even say better than this port on some things people are noticing.

For myself I will get it when on sale and reaching Linux to get the splitscreen part, I play a lot of these games here and would love to deathmatch hahaha


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Cyril 10 May 2019 at 3:11 pm UTC
I hope the Linux release will be on GOG as well, cause we're still waiting for the Linux version of Turok 2...
mos 10 May 2019 at 3:13 pm UTC
JolltAlso if you have the original and some features like splitscreen and better multiplayer doesn't interests you, the https://github.com/nukeykt/NBlood based on Eduke32 is the BEST way to play besides this port. I would even say better than this port on some things people are noticing.
Out of interest, does NBlood support movies playback and other such stuff some ppl consider non-essential? Can it eg play CD-music off an original CD (or via some other means)? In other words is it a full-blooded port?))
And since we're here, what exactly is done better in NBlood according to some?
TimeFreeze 10 May 2019 at 3:15 pm UTC
Yes! Yes! YES! CALEB IS BACK!
RafiLinux 10 May 2019 at 3:34 pm UTC
BielFPsAlready 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

I have the original on GOG and in the original BOX, where do I see this discount at?
Shmerl 10 May 2019 at 3:49 pm UTC
g000hJust 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.

Usually, when that happens, the classic version is provided as a free add-on to the remaster. But not sure if it's the case here.

UPDATE: Actually it is. See on the game page: https://www.gog.com/game/blood_fresh_supply

QuoteIncludes the original Blood and add-ons: Plasma Pak and Cryptic Passage


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RafiLinux 10 May 2019 at 4:47 pm UTC
^ Thanks. I was looking in my library for the coupon or something.
officernice 10 May 2019 at 6:20 pm UTC
Haven't played this since I was a kid... So... Should I buy the "old" Blood on Steam and put it into the nblood sourceport, or just wait for the port of the new one?
Klaas 10 May 2019 at 6:43 pm UTC
officerniceHaven't played this since I was a kid... So... Should I buy the "old" Blood on Steam and put it into the nblood sourceport, or just wait for the port of the new one?
NBlood is great. Caveat: On Linux the GUI does not have the INI selector, so you have to add “--ini CRYPTIC.INI” as command line argument to play the Cryptic Passage.
Hamish 10 May 2019 at 7:02 pm UTC
I think it is only reasonable to point out that, despite having the official blessing of Atari, this port is essentially the same as NBlood or BloodGDX in that it is a reverse engineer made with no access to the original game's source code. All three ports have their varying strengths and weaknesses, and I would recommend weighing up the various options available before playing.

More information can be found on the Blood Wiki (that I happen to moderate):
https://www.blood-wiki.org/index.php/Fresh_Supply
https://www.blood-wiki.org/index.php/BloodGDX
https://www.blood-wiki.org/index.php/NBlood
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