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Rocket League released for SteamOS, it's in beta

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Rocket League is now officially available for SteamOS, due to the time of the release I will be unable to give any actual impressions as I am likely asleep while this gets published.

I will be able to get impressions up rather early tomorrow morning (UTC time), as it will be my first priority. It will likely be the main game on our Friday livestream too.

It's been a bit of a wild ride, but it's here ‒ finally.

They are currently only supporting SteamOS during the beta as originally mentioned in their announcements. Hopefully there won't be too many issues for those of us on desktop Linux.

Find Rocket League on Steam.

UPDATE: BTRE's quick test
I live in a more convenient time zone than Liam and so I've already given the game a quick look. It works on my Arch box, so those worried about the beta being SteamOS-only can now breathe a sigh of relief. Those Mesa fans out there might also be pleased to know it works on my aging Radeon 7870 with the latest git build (haven't tried with the stable builds of Mesa). I played a couple of quick matches vs the AI and performance is good, sticking almost always near 60 fps during gameplay with the default of high quality settings (save anti-aliasing) . There is some stutter as the game loads assets for the first time when a match starts or when you first open the main menu but it goes away for me rather quickly. Hopefully it's something the devs will improve on as I imagine that it can be real annoying in online matches.

I'm sure Liam will have a fuller port report sometime soon.

About the game
Soccer meets driving once again in the long-awaited, physics-based sequel to the beloved arena classic, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

A futuristic Sports-Action game, Rocket League®, equips players with booster-rigged vehicles that can be crashed into balls for incredible goals or epic saves across multiple, highly-detailed arenas. Using an advanced physics system to simulate realistic interactions, Rocket League® relies on mass and momentum to give players a complete sense of intuitive control in this unbelievable, high-octane re-imagining of association football. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Mohandevir 8 September 2016 at 11:39 pm UTC
Downloading it atm. Ready to roll!

Edit: It feels pretty solid. Just did a couple of goals in the tutorial. I think I'll like this game... Awesome!


Last edited by Mohandevir on 9 September 2016 at 12:25 am UTC
melkemind 8 September 2016 at 11:43 pm UTC
It just appeared for me. Still "missing executable" at the moment.
BTRE 8 September 2016 at 11:48 pm UTC
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I added a few quick thoughts to the article since most of our European friends are probably asleep.
salamanderrake 9 September 2016 at 12:00 am UTC
It downloads fine and works great except the game doesn't register space-bar presses for me, so I can't finish the tuts or activate ball cam.
lucinos 9 September 2016 at 12:04 am UTC
System Requirements
SteamOS + Linux
OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Newer

That is funny
salamanderrake 9 September 2016 at 12:07 am UTC
The problem seems to be on my end, well KDE/Plasmas end. I use a programmer dvorak keyboard layout and for me its easier to hit a button with my mouse and switch to qwerty for playing games, but when I switch to qwerty and start up RL it won't register the spacebar, but if I leave it as Programmer Dvorak it works. So I will have to manually set all the keys up for a pd layout.
LeyRose 9 September 2016 at 12:13 am UTC
Anyone else having trouble getting any controllers to register? I've tried both an Xbox 360 controller as well as a Steam Controller (in both Big Picture mode and out of it) and RL doesn't seem to register anything at all. Still, super excited about finally having this game on Linux!
GustyGhost 9 September 2016 at 12:20 am UTC
No Tux themed items to celebrate? Well, I guess it's only beta afterall...
linux_gamer 9 September 2016 at 12:21 am UTC
Seems all controller bundle owners cant download atm.
torpet 9 September 2016 at 12:50 am UTC
linuxgamerSeems all controller bundle owners cant download atm.

Yup, can confirm. Rocket League shows up in the games list, but the download is empty.


Last edited by torpet on 9 September 2016 at 1:09 am UTC
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