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Skully's Free Game Tips: Anomaly Warzone Earth

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Game Summary
An extraordinary twist of the tower defence genre that puts you in control of the armoured convoy making its way through the heavily defended streets of a city captured by the alien invaders.

For a limited time you can grab a free copy of Anomaly Warzone Earth (steam key, DRM free download).

How to get a copy
Create an account on Games Republic
Check your email and verify your account
Choose username and password
Now you can get your key from your account profile section. You will also receive an email with a link aswell.

This is a great game! I have the entire series. If you like it, be sure to check out the other games in the series aswell.
Anomaly Korea
Anomaly Warzone Earth mobile-campaign
Anomaly 2 and Anomaly Defenders Pack

I plan on doing this fairly often if everyone likes the idea.
So let me know if you want more of Skully's Free Game Tips!
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rustybroomhandle 24 October 2014 at 11:26 am UTC
I have an alternative idea. If you can afford it, buy the game at full price. This way you support small developers whose work you enjoy.

Not an option for everyone, I understand, but it's always nice to think of the devs.

Signed,
A dev.
Ajdrew70 24 October 2014 at 11:50 am UTC
Please! More! Thanks!
Skully 24 October 2014 at 12:29 pm UTC
Don't forget if you buy the other games in the series, those links will actually use gamingonlinux's store front. So you will be supporting this website aswell
stan 24 October 2014 at 4:08 pm UTC
Keep in mind this game doesn’t work on some Linux systems that otherwise run most games fine, and the developers don’t care about fixing it.

For example:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/540744936733729788/
http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/540744935323743115/
http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/828933455988266794/

I’m running Arch Linux 64 bit and the nvidia blob and the game doesn’t start.
Skully 24 October 2014 at 5:27 pm UTC
I am running on Arch based Manjaro 64bit with nvidia blob and all the series work perfect out of the box. So do they have something to fix or do you?
MajorLunaC 24 October 2014 at 5:53 pm UTC
It used to break for me due to "Extension EXT_texture_compression_s3tc not supported." It's a proprietary form of texture compression required by many games. Not having this causes games to have black textures or have everything black, or in this case, the game to shutdown when it sees you don't have it. I found the following solution a while back, fixing Team Fortress 2 Black textures, wine games black textures, The Dark Mod black textures, Anomaly, and many other games. In some cases, it even fixes missing cursors.

HOWEVER, READ THE PATENT WARNING FULLY! UNDERSTAND IT!:

http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/S3TC/

There is also an open-source, patent-free alternative of sorts, but I haven't been able to figure out a way to get it working. I don't understand how to:

https://github.com/divVerent/s2tc/wiki/libtxc_dxtn

So, for the PATENTED S3TC, you would run:

export force_s3tc_enable=true ./AnomalyWarzoneEarth

Or whatever other game binary, or before running Linux Steam. Remember, you have to export that variable EVERY time you run the set game unless you set it permanently.
MajorLunaC 24 October 2014 at 5:59 pm UTC
Oh, and that third issue you listed has a separate fix if you scroll down (#5). You have to get the Humble Bundle binary:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/828933455988266794/
stan 24 October 2014 at 6:16 pm UTC
SkullyI am running on Arch based Manjaro 64bit with nvidia blob and all the series work perfect out of the box. So do they have something to fix or do you?
You’re obviously dumb and/or can’t read.
Unfortunately GoL has no blocking feature yet…

Edit: what I mean is, I’ve taken the time to list several discussion thread that clearly show it’s far from being "just me". And many many games work perfectly fine, so why can’t THEY (11bit) make THEIR game work fine too?
EKRboi 24 October 2014 at 10:16 pm UTC
stanKeep in mind this game doesn’t work on some Linux systems that otherwise run most games fine, and the developers don’t care about fixing it.

For example:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/540744936733729788/
http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/540744935323743115/
http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/828933455988266794/

I’m running Arch Linux 64 bit and the nvidia blob and the game doesn’t start.

SkullyI am running on Arch based Manjaro 64bit with nvidia blob and all the series work perfect out of the box. So do they have something to fix or do you?

I am running Arch with the Nvidia blob and this is like one of 3 Linux games to ever simply run @ 5760x1080 across all of my monitors "out of the box" without me needing to tinker with config files or resort to xorg.conf trickery. It gets TWO thumbs up from me!

EDIT* The game doesn't exit right, it left me with a small window that I had to kill -9 <pid>.. but I can deal with that. It actually seems pretty cool. I almost wish I didn't have prior arrangements for this evening, but Ill be playing some tomorrow while recovering from my hangover for sure!

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NOTE* not sure why the screenshot looks like it has massive screen tearing, it looks great in-game.
Skully 24 October 2014 at 11:47 pm UTC
stan
SkullyI am running on Arch based Manjaro 64bit with nvidia blob and all the series work perfect out of the box. So do they have something to fix or do you?
You’re obviously dumb and/or can’t read.
Unfortunately GoL has no blocking feature yet…

Edit: what I mean is, I’ve taken the time to list several discussion thread that clearly show it’s far from being "just me". And many many games work perfectly fine, so why can’t THEY (11bit) make THEIR game work fine too?

Wow really, you show me 3 links with a combined total of only 8 people with an issue. I don't think you could of found a game with less people having a issue. One of the threads has had a complaint since jan. It would take waaay more people than 8 people to make me think something is wrong with it.

Calling me dumb was really un-called for. GOL might not have a blocking feature but they have a ban feature, so I would try a be a bit more pleasant in future. Or just don't reply to my Articles.
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