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Postal 2 No Longer Being Worked On By Icculus, RWS Taking It In-house

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I'm a bit late on actually covering this, but any fans of Postal 2 will know that the Linux version is rather far behind Windows in terms of updates due to how busy Icculus is, so RunningWithScissors has taken it in-house.

One day recently I got this out of the blue tweet from RWS:

@gamingonlinux Apologize to your readership for the delays in the updates. Taken it in house now, hoping thing will progress faster.

RunningWithScissors (@RWSPOSTAL) October 30, 2014

RWS we very much appreciate you keeping us informed!

What are we missing?

Well Postal 2 was updated a lot in the past year, and sadly not much (if any) of it has made it's way to Linux. We are missing things like steam cloud, steam workshop, and absolutely tons of new content.

We don't have the Apocalypse weekend mod integrated into the game, we don't have all the lovely new vocal content, dismemberment was put into the entire game, missing new weapons, and the list goes on. That's a lot we don't have.

So, here's to hoping now that RWS has finally taken it in-house we will see all the new features, fixes and expansions that Windows Postal 2 players have been getting. We hope when they get this sorted they can work from one code-base and not rely on others to port for them so we don't end up waiting again.

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pb 6 Nov, 2014
Also missing are achievements on Linux and Mac versions.
stan 6 Nov, 2014
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Good news, I don’t think it makes much sense to have someone port the game more than once… I mean I guess for someone who isn’t a Linux user, it’s something they don’t have to care about, but once you have the method and scripts to build the whole thing it shouldn’t be much work.

I haven’t played the game yet though (not even one minute according to Steam, although I doubt it’s correct; I think I launched it once :) ).
Hamish 6 Nov, 2014
A little confusing since Ryan Gordon added it to "Doing" on his Trello page in September...
https://trello.com/b/y0wvS4ec/icculusboard

Still, in many ways this is the best move - icculus is way overburdened at the moment and by doing this themselves RWS is in many ways just demonstrating their increased maturity as an Indie developer. Considering that the next game they do whatever it is will likely be built on UE4 anyway should also help matters greatly in this regard.

Considering this has been basically ready to go since May though, I will be very glad when the updates do finally arrive on our own fine, fair shores.
edo 6 Nov, 2014
I think icculus should stop new projects and focus on fixing the ones than already exist, how is possible than Goat simulator still not works at all? This article just prove that point.
Cimeryd 7 Nov, 2014
Wait...Portal 2 is being updated? After over ten years!?! I haven't played this game since grade school, and it still gets content? Talk about LTS.
philip550c 7 Nov, 2014
Quoting: CimerydWait...Portal 2 is being updated? After over ten years!?! I haven't played this game since grade school, and it still gets content? Talk about LTS.
Postal 2 you mean?
Hamish 7 Nov, 2014
Quoting: philip550c
Quoting: CimerydWait...Portal 2 is being updated? After over ten years!?! I haven't played this game since grade school, and it still gets content? Talk about LTS.
Postal 2 you mean?

I believe you will find that to be an old, old, joke...
adolson 7 Nov, 2014
It's good that they took it in-house, but... Because Ryan's busy? Really? Maybe it's just me, but I think there's more to it than that.

Ryan seems to be quite anti-GamerGate, judging by his tweets.
RWS on the other hand, is very pro-GamerGate.

It's business and all, but I'd be hard-pressed to not at least consider this as being a huge factor. It is suspicious timing, if you ask me. Ryan has been busy since Loki disbanded...
Liam Dawe 7 Nov, 2014
Quoting: adolsonIt's good that they took it in-house, but... Because Ryan's busy? Really? Maybe it's just me, but I think there's more to it than that.

Ryan seems to be quite anti-GamerGate, judging by his tweets.
RWS on the other hand, is very pro-GamerGate.

It's business and all, but I'd be hard-pressed to not at least consider this as being a huge factor. It is suspicious timing, if you ask me. Ryan has been busy since Loki disbanded...

I had the sane thought about the gamersgate stuff which forced me to unfollow RWS.

I asked Ryan about it, but he said he didn't know RWS supported them and he said he hopes they change their minds.
zirlo 7 Nov, 2014
It seems Icculus is just as puzzled about this as you are:
https://trello.com/c/6djZ447x/78-update-linux-and-mac-postal-2
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