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Observer is now available for Linux on GOG, patch available for Mesa users

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If you've been holding out on the latest horror game from Bloober Team and Aspyr Media due to it being Steam only, prepare your pants as it's now on GOG. GOG don't tend to make a big splash when they put up a Linux version and I'm surprised they didn't email me directly this time (they usually do). It seems they mentioned it on their forum here.

On top of that, it seems it should also work properly on Mesa in future as well! A user pointed out to me via email this bug report, which has a workaround patch to fix it. Since I don't use Mesa, I'm unsure if/when that patch will land in an official Mesa release (if it hasn't already). Good to see though, as I saw a number of AMD users unhappy it didn't work right.

See Also: My review of Observer.

About the game:

The year is 2084. If you somehow survived the Nanophage, odds are you were killed in the War. Those who live have turned to drugs, VR, neural implants— anything to distract themselves from this new reality. You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. In this future, anything you think, feel, or remember can be used against you in a court of law.

Find Observer on GOG now, also Steam (20% off on Steam).

Thanks for the tip Fabrics!

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Jahimself 25 November 2017 at 12:25 am UTC
nice and unexpected!
PublicNuisance 25 November 2017 at 2:25 am UTC
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I have been waiting and hoping for a GOG Linux version. To have this happen on my pay day well some would call it destiny.


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stan 25 November 2017 at 2:34 am UTC
Cool, wishlisted.
F.Ultra 25 November 2017 at 3:18 pm UTC
If only they could fix it so that we AMD users can open doors without experiencing black outs.
johndoe 25 November 2017 at 3:34 pm UTC
F.UltraIf only they could fix it so that we AMD users can open doors without experiencing black outs.

If you would have read the bug report you would know that the patch fixes exactly "this" problem.
Feist 25 November 2017 at 4:31 pm UTC
Really great game, the only thing I wasn´t completly happy with were the "mind hacking" episodes, when the whole experience became a tad too "trippy/psychedelic" for my taste. It felt less like I was exploring parts of someones mind and more like I was experimenting with a mix of highly illegal drugs.
F.Ultra 25 November 2017 at 4:48 pm UTC
johndoe
F.UltraIf only they could fix it so that we AMD users can open doors without experiencing black outs.

If you would have read the bug report you would know that the patch fixes exactly "this" problem.

facepalm , however the Mesa patch is only a workaround, if you look at the bug report the version of Unity used makes some wrong calls.


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Leopard 25 November 2017 at 6:32 pm UTC
F.Ultra
johndoe
F.UltraIf only they could fix it so that we AMD users can open doors without experiencing black outs.

If you would have read the bug report you would know that the patch fixes exactly "this" problem.

facepalm , however the Mesa patch is only a workaround, if you look at the bug report the version of Unity used makes some wrong calls.

It is Unreal , not Unity.
eldersnake 25 November 2017 at 9:21 pm UTC
The patch works great. I still experienced a myriad of crash to desktops (AMD 380X on Mesa) no matter what version of Mesa I used, until I started Observer with the Mesa cache disabled. I haven't had a crash since, touch wood.
johndoe 25 November 2017 at 9:57 pm UTC
eldersnakeThe patch works great. I still experienced a myriad of crash to desktops (AMD 380X on Mesa) no matter what version of Mesa I used, until I started Observer with the Mesa cache disabled. I haven't had a crash since, touch wood.

Great news eldersnake... nice the hear from you again.

If I had an AMD GPU I would enable the cache again and wait until the next crash happens, zip the cache folder (hopefully it's not too big) and send it over to Mesa devs via their bugtracker at bugs.freedesktop.org.
I'm sure they find something - these guys are awesome and do a great job.

The more we help them to improve their drivers the happier we are and the more AMD and Intel GPUs get official support from the game publishers and devs.
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