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Tactical FPS 'Insurgency' Now Available on Linux In Beta Form, Woohoo

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I have been waiting for Insurgency to come to Linux for over two years, and I'm glad to see the developers start to really make a push for us.

You can only play with people also playing the beta (not many), so you may want to hold off unless you plan to test it and report bugs.

My limited experience so far has been pretty good, in-game it performs very well on the highest settings and seems to be silky smooth. I have seen others have problems with black screens and other issues, so your mileage will vary right now.

The developers are asking for feedback on their forum post here.

About the game
Take to the streets for intense close quarters combat, where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply in this multiplayer and cooperative Source Engine based experience. The follow-up game to the award-winning Source mod, Insurgency is highly competitive and unforgivingly lethal, striking a balance between one-life gameplay and prolonged action.

The game is now available to buy on Steam, and download it, but you must opt into the beta. It's a 4.4GB download, so it's not exactly a very long download either.

I am very, very pleased to see them begin to deliver! I love more tactical FPS games, as I'm not a big fan of super fast paced FPS games, and I imagine I'm not alone. Article taken from
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Qutfo 22 October 2015 at 1:18 pm UTC
Looks like steam fails to start the game. Edit: with beta it launches just fine.

Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)
Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64

Last edited by Qutfo on 22 October 2015 at 1:35 pm UTC
Skudra 22 October 2015 at 1:34 pm UTC
will it work with Intel HD 4000 or do I need to switch to my AMD for this one?

Last edited by Skudra on 22 October 2015 at 1:36 pm UTC
Eike 22 October 2015 at 1:35 pm UTC
mulletdeathI'm actually the opposite-- I don't like "realistic" or "tactical" shooters at all, so I'm guessing this wouldn't be right for me. I would rather play intense twitch shooters where you're a bullet sponge unless you get snipe headshots or dead-on shotgun or rocket launcher hits. I hate dying from one bullet, health that doesn't recover, and similar stupid crap. I've never found any kind of replacement for Gears of War on Linux. I wait patiently for such a thing to exist.

Yeah, I'm still waiting for my Call of Duty experience on Linux.
Skudra 22 October 2015 at 1:38 pm UTC
EikeYeah, I'm still waiting for my Call of Duty experience on Linux.
Native most likely won't happen. I'm good with enjoying COD 4 and COD BO on Wine though
RichieEB 22 October 2015 at 1:49 pm UTC
mulletdeathI've never found any kind of replacement for Gears of War on Linux. I wait patiently for such a thing to exist.

Closest thing I can think of is Shadowgun the facebook game.
pete910 22 October 2015 at 2:52 pm UTC
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Well Bought it, Have to say it works rather well on AMD gpu

Have it set @ 1440p all high running around the 150's. Having said that it's not the most graphically demanding game ;)
Lordpkappa 22 October 2015 at 2:59 pm UTC
Maybe i'll give it a try
Diceroll 22 October 2015 at 5:50 pm UTC
Great News...
I've been waiting for ages to see that game running on my favorite OS ;).
Thanks to the dev.
chris200x9 22 October 2015 at 6:09 pm UTC
Can you single player it or do you need partners / teams?
TheReaperUK 22 October 2015 at 6:29 pm UTC
chris200x9Can you single player it or do you need partners / teams?

Solo mode not working as far as i can see, you can join an empty server and get beaten by the A.I.
Well good port, running well over 200fps for me at 1920x1080.

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FPS are down around 100 as screen recorder was having issue running that fast, i should off v-sync to 60fps really.
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