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Painkiller: Hell and Damnation FPS Game Now In Beta For Linux

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We told you it would come and it finally has, we got notified via twitter from the porter in question that Painkiller: Hell and Damnation (Steam Link) now in beta and be sure to read the release notes.

If you have Painkiller H&D on Steam check your Linux Games!

Leszek Godlewski (@TheIneQuation) October 16, 2013


You can find the steam announcement here with the notes:

QuoteDear Painkiller Linux fans,

We just set the Beta to our Linux version live.
Please mind these known issues and note that these issues are temporary and being worked upon!:

* Open-source GPU drivers (Gallium rx00, radeonsi, Intel) may not work.
Those drivers may lack support for the necessary OpenGL extensions. For the
best experience we recommend the latest proprietary, vendor-supported GPU
drivers.
* Loading times may be slow because of shader compilations.
Not much can be done about this because of the way the Unreal Engine 3
handles shaders. :(
* Loading screen movies have no sound.
* Game controllers have no force feedback.
* No multiplayer compatibility with Windows.
* Multiplayer host might crash when a client is trying to join.
This is a bug in the Steam Client fixed in the beta - if it happens, opt in
for the beta: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta/discussions/1/864957817328247556/

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You have to own Painkiller Hell & Damnation to get access to the Linux Beta version.

Your Nordic Games Team


It's a bit sad to see more games come out that don't have cross-platform multiplayer on them (like Worms in the recent Humble Bundle), I guess sometimes it cannot be helped for older ports. I hope no brand new games do this though.

Compatibility for multiplayer will be added the developer confirmed:

@gamingonlinux Liam, multiplayer compatibility will be there in an update, don't despair! :)

— Leszek Godlewski (@TheIneQuation) October 16, 2013


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Evil has returned! Demonic powers are manifesting themselves as a myriad of dark creatures, fighting over the fates of imprisoned souls caught in Purgatory.

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OZSeaford 16 October 2013 at 8:43 am UTC
Damn, I cant keep up! The Christmas Sales on Steam will be epic!
richie442 16 October 2013 at 10:29 am UTC
Quote from OZSeafordDamn, I cant keep up! The Christmas Sales on Steam will be epic!
Can't wait..
Anon 16 October 2013 at 11:13 am UTC
Oh, I was quite worried about the multiplayer thing, but if it's only for the beta, then I don't mind.
Sabun 16 October 2013 at 11:33 am UTC
Awesome Sauce!
killx_den 16 October 2013 at 11:58 am UTC
Good thing that I have bought the game already. Can't wait to get home and check out my steam library 
hele 16 October 2013 at 12:09 pm UTC
I'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.
OZSeaford 16 October 2013 at 12:53 pm UTC
Quote from heleI'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.
Gothic 3 huuuuummmmm, lovely
hele 16 October 2013 at 1:00 pm UTC
Quote from OZSeaford
Quote from heleI'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.
Gothic 3 huuuuummmmm, lovely
I'm wondering why they chose Painkiller, because it's not the best game in their catalogue (quite mediocre actually).
happygirl 16 October 2013 at 3:35 pm UTC
Quote from hele
Quote from OZSeaford
Quote from heleI'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.
Gothic 3 huuuuummmmm, lovely
I'm wondering why they chose Painkiller, because it's not the best game in their catalogue (quite mediocre actually).

Just because it is one of the few titles that put your skills over scripts doesn't mean it's "medicore game", I'd actually rate it 10/10.
tweakedenigma 16 October 2013 at 3:50 pm UTC
Quote from happygirl
Quote from hele
Quote from OZSeaford
Quote from heleI'm not interested in Painkiller, but I'm wondering if Nordic Games can port Alan Wake and Gothic 3. I'd also appreciate Dungeon Lords MMXII.
Gothic 3 huuuuummmmm, lovely
I'm wondering why they chose Painkiller, because it's not the best game in their catalogue (quite mediocre actually).

Just because it is one of the few titles that put your skills over scripts doesn't mean it's "medicore game", I'd actually rate it 10/10.

More importantly than that, the best way to get studios to port more is to actually buy what they make available. 
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