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THQ Nordic has a little present for us today, as Silver, an RPG from the Dreamcast days has released on Steam with Linux support.

The game originally released in 1999 and here we are nearly two decades later with a Linux version, good things come to those who wait I guess? It's not the first older title they've given to Linux, as they also put out an updated version of Imperium Galactica II which had Linux support added recently as well.

Features
  • Intuitive Swordplay: Silver's unique control method allows quick and intuitive handling of action, which is especially helpful in the heat of battle. In effect, the mouse becomes the player's "sword arm". Sweep the mouse to your left and your hero will slash to the left, sweep the mouse forward and your hero will lunge. Magical effects, throwing knives, arrow, and even catapults are also controlled through the mouse system.
  • Interact with more than 50 characters. Be wary, not all are friendly
  • Recruit allies, all with special abilities-Sekune is a master of archery, Cagen is a skilled martial artist, Jug's strength makes him a force to be reckoned with, and more
  • Travel through hundreds of beautiful locations, rich in detail…and packed with danger
  • Immerse yourself in battle with real-time combat
  • Marvel at vivid special effects, powerful magical spells, and mighty weaponry that you'll acquire on your journey
  • Use your mouse as your sword-vanquish your foes, including demons, dragons, and other insidious creatures


Find Silver on Steam. It's 20% off right now too and the price seems pretty reasonable anyway.

GOG has had it for a while, but they don't have the Linux version. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Action, RPG, Steam
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fagnerln 2 Jun, 2017
I love this game! This made my day.
Suppen 2 Jun, 2017
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This game was great! Instabuy! Looking forward to it!


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eldersnake 2 Jun, 2017
Holy moly! I remember this game! But from my Windows days.

I could never progress past the second disc as there were read errors :( lol. I should snap this up.
kit89 2 Jun, 2017
I have found that this game does not run out of the box on Kubuntu 17.04 and I would assume the same applies for Ubuntu.

The game is 32-bit and requires libSDL2.0 and libGLEW1.13.

Zesty(17.04) doesn't provide libGLEW1.13 so had to download it from the Xenial(16.04) repo.

Zesty does provide libSDL2.0 which can be installed with:

sudo apt-get install libsdl2-2.0-0:i386
Arcadius-8606 2 Jun, 2017
Wow. I forgot about this game. I was playing and ending this game back when I was still on Windows 98 SE and I was duo-booting with Linspire, I believe. This was the last SINGLE PLAYER Windows game I felt I had to end before considering going full in on Linux.
Drakker 2 Jun, 2017
I had completely forgotten about this game... but if I remember well, it was actually pretty good. Might buy it if its on sale real cheap one day.
lvlark 3 Jun, 2017
Dreamcast is the one I dreamed of back in that day. Or actually way beyond that day, as it seemed to have a very decent assortment of games.
Too bad I was young and had no money.. But now I do, so I might as well buy this one.
eldersnake 3 Jun, 2017
Arch Linux has libGLEW2.0 as opposed to libGLEW1.13, so I too encountered that problem (of libGLEW1.13 being missing).

I'm sure someone will say this isn't quite the proper way to do things, but I got the game running by symlinking libGLEW.2.0 to libGLEW1.13

sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/libGLEW.so.2.0 /usr/lib32/libGLEW.so.1.13
Ben 3 Jun, 2017
I absolutely loved Silver as a kid. Got it immediately on gog once I saw it was available :)
posmunk 3 Jun, 2017
Woah! I loved Silver. Can't imagine that the gameplay have aged very well though...
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