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Paladins, the team-based shooter seems to work well with Steam Play

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For those curious about Steam Play and wanting to test it out a little, the free to play fantasy team-based shooter Paladins seems to work rather nicely.

You might be wondering why this is so interesting? Well, the more we can get working on Linux the easier it will be for people to switch. For some, this might be that one killer game they can't be without. It's constantly in the top 30 most played games on Steam and it can now be played on Linux without much effort at all.

Some gameplay on Ubuntu:

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One issue is that the .net installer fails, which can be safely ignored. It will ask to install each time and each time you can just tell it to stop. Odd, but it works. If it bothers you, installing dotnet40 with Protontricks will solve that little issue. For me, that then creates a new issue of it complaining about missing Windows XP Service Pack 3 but a quick click and that's gone, which is still an improvement on waiting around for the .net installers to cancel them and play. So, not quite perfect but so minor it's not really a problem. Considering all the issues I deal with from Linux games on a daily basis, that's nothing.

The important thing is how it feels to play and it does feel like any other game, which is awesome. Not entirely sold on it myself though but it's another option.

I should note, that with multiplayer titles and Steam Play there's nothing stopping the developer adjusting their anti-cheat which could end up locking-out Linux gamers much like Darwin Project did. So keep your expectations in check, for now though it works fine and performs really well.

Find it on Steam.

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Patola 21 January 2019 at 5:38 pm UTC
Some people are saying that if you get the EAC DLLs of Paladins and use it in other EAC games (overwriting their version), the game starts working under Linux. Maybe it works for the Darwin Project?
Somkit 21 January 2019 at 5:47 pm UTC
Nice to hear its working now. To echo the comment about multiplayer and anti-cheat services only 3 weeks ago Paladins didn't work with Steam Play due to the anti-cheat settings. Hopefully this is a sign that the developers made a proactive change to help Players using Linux. If what Patola says is true lets hope that the developers that use EAC will compare notes and make the adjustment as well. *fingers crossed*
DoctorJunglist 21 January 2019 at 6:21 pm UTC
PatolaSome people are saying that if you get the EAC DLLs of Paladins and use it in other EAC games (overwriting their version), the game starts working under Linux. Maybe it works for the Darwin Project?
Honestly, I'd be real wary of trying this - it's like asking for a ban (I mean, you're replacing the anticheat with a different version after all).
const 21 January 2019 at 6:25 pm UTC
Maybe it's a sign of EAC actually supporting SteamPlay from now on. That would be a step I'd never expected from Epic, though
liamdawe 21 January 2019 at 6:39 pm UTC
DoctorJunglist
PatolaSome people are saying that if you get the EAC DLLs of Paladins and use it in other EAC games (overwriting their version), the game starts working under Linux. Maybe it works for the Darwin Project?
Honestly, I'd be real wary of trying this - it's like asking for a ban (I mean, you're replacing the anticheat with a different version after all).
Yeah, i wouldn't do that. Asking for trouble and then you don't know if it happens (bans) because EAC changes or because you changed the files.
massatt212 21 January 2019 at 6:39 pm UTC
DoctorJunglist
PatolaSome people are saying that if you get the EAC DLLs of Paladins and use it in other EAC games (overwriting their version), the game starts working under Linux. Maybe it works for the Darwin Project?
Honestly, I'd be real wary of trying this - it's like asking for a ban (I mean, you're replacing the anticheat with a different version after all).

yes i discovered it with Dragon ball Fighter Z and paladins
the dll dont work on Fortnite and Realm Royale
so i guess Paladins and DBFZ uses the same EAC
Patola 21 January 2019 at 6:43 pm UTC
DoctorJunglist
PatolaSome people are saying that if you get the EAC DLLs of Paladins and use it in other EAC games (overwriting their version), the game starts working under Linux. Maybe it works for the Darwin Project?
Honestly, I'd be real wary of trying this - it's like asking for a ban (I mean, you're replacing the anticheat with a different version after all).
Nevertheless, seems to work with Dragon Ball Fighter Z (thanks for the tip, Esdras!)


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Sojiro84 21 January 2019 at 7:02 pm UTC
Does anyone know what has changed since last week? A week ago I could not play online. Got kicked instantly and now, after I installed the dotnet4, I can go online.

I assumed it was because of that but that isn't the case? The game recently got a update and the EAC is a different version that now works?


Last edited by Sojiro84 at 21 January 2019 at 7:02 pm UTC
const 21 January 2019 at 7:05 pm UTC
Sojiro84Does anyone know what has changed since last week? A week ago I could not play online. Got kicked instantly and now, after I installed the dotnet4, I can go online.

I assumed it was because of that but that isn't the case? The game recently got a update and the EAC is a different version that now works?
That's what's assumed. It's worth keeping an eye open for other games that come with an updated EAC.
Sojiro84 21 January 2019 at 7:10 pm UTC
const
Sojiro84Does anyone know what has changed since last week? A week ago I could not play online. Got kicked instantly and now, after I installed the dotnet4, I can go online.

I assumed it was because of that but that isn't the case? The game recently got a update and the EAC is a different version that now works?
That's what's assumed. It's worth keeping an eye open for other games that come with an updated EAC.

Nice! Let's hope this is intended to make it work for us and other developers will do the same.

Always a shame when a game runs great but is unplayable because of a borked online mode.
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