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Surprise, F1 2017 for Linux appears on SteamDB

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Suprised? No? Okay. After Feral Interactive [Official Site] directly asked to see a demand for F1 2017 and then the official F1 2017 twitter account had a little leak, F1 2017 for Linux has turned up on SteamDB.

Now this has popped up on SteamDB (it's a long one, but here's a glimpse):

600621/name: Linux - F1 2017 Binary

There's a lot more to indicate it, so it may very well end up coming to Linux. I bet there's going to be a number of happy faces in our comments if it does get officially announced.

The game has just released today with Windows/Mac support, with the Mac version done by Feral.

Will you buy a copy if it does come to Linux?

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vickop 27 August 2017 at 5:07 pm UTC
ArthurHow does it work in practice though? How does it know to gear down instead of up - do you have to brake while shifting down in order to gear down instead of going to a higher gear?

On the DFGT, the stick has three positions: neutral (centered), up (away from you) and down (towards you). By default, pulling the stick towards you shifts up and pushing it away shifts down. You can hear a click when it reaches those extreme positions, and after you let it go, a spring brings the stick back to center.

I like the DFGT for its price and compactness, but if you're looking for sturdiness (the DFGT wheel itself is great, but the pedals do look a little flimsy and are a little bit too close together), silence (some reviews say its FF is too loud; doesn't bother me, though) and realism, it's gonna be hard to pay much less than a few hundred bucks.

I love driving force gt. It's the steering wheel I have. Unfortunately Logitech has stopped manufacturing it. I fear the day the steering wheel breaks down.
wleoncio 28 August 2017 at 7:21 am UTC
tuubiBelieve it or not, you won't find the familiar H-shifter in modern high end rally cars. WRC drivers use either paddles or sequential manual stick shifts that AFAIK work like you described. Clutch is basically only needed to get the car moving. I guess if you're going for total realism, you'd need all kinds of setups to cover all the available car classes in Dirt Rally.

Looks like you're right. From Wikipedia:

QuoteA sequential manual transmission (or sequential manual gearbox) is a non-traditional type of manual transmission used on motorcycles and high-performance cars for auto racing, where gears are selected in order, and direct access to specific gears is not possible.


A true sequential transmission will very often use dog clutch engagement rather than the more usual synchromesh as fitted to a normal H-pattern road car gearbox. Engagement using dogs requires only a very brief interruption of engine torque to complete a shift into any adjacent gear. This allows shifting between gears without the use of the clutch. The clutch would normally be used only for standing starts.

Thank you for making me feel better about my 50 € wheel!
elbuglione 28 August 2017 at 1:55 pm UTC
I hope this game will be than good as F1 2016
urlauber 29 August 2017 at 5:59 am UTC
Considering the overall good reviews I'm planning on getting the Linux version! The last F1 game for Linux from Codies (2016?) was a bit of a let down though.

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Lin_Soldar 29 August 2017 at 3:18 pm UTC
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I'll take the plunge too and get it after all the great reviews.

Hopefully Vulkan support will make the game smoother as the last version did not run well on my aging rig, the Vulkan support in Mad Max made the game really playable on my rig so looking forward to this.
vickop 29 August 2017 at 6:56 pm UTC
F1 2015 has never performed very well with Mesa. The difference with Windows version was brutal. I hope the 2017 port works much better with Mesa, and it can work with Vulkan to see how RADV performance evolves in the future.

Hopes, hopes...
harshbarj 30 August 2017 at 8:08 pm UTC
Depends on the price. Right now at $60, NO!! I'll wait for a sale when I can pick it up for $10-$15 or less.
urlauber 6 October 2017 at 5:19 am UTC
F1 2017 has been released for Mac... any news for the pengiun?
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