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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 GamingOnLinux.com.
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Linas 22 October 2015 at 6:49 pm UTC
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Unfortunately it does not work on current Debian Testing. Something to do with libc6 and how the game is loading shared libraries.
leillo1975 22 October 2015 at 6:55 pm UTC
When the map are loaded, I can see nothing (all is black) except the hud and the names of the teammates. If I push Esc I see the map.
Linas 22 October 2015 at 7:04 pm UTC
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leillo1975When the map are loaded, I can see nothing (all is black) except the hud and the names of the teammates. If I push Esc I see the map.

I have seen people suggesting you set your locales to C on Steam:
LANG=C %command%
leillo1975 22 October 2015 at 7:45 pm UTC
Linas
leillo1975When the map are loaded, I can see nothing (all is black) except the hud and the names of the teammates. If I push Esc I see the map.

I have seen people suggesting you set your locales to C on Steam:
LANG=C %command%


I don't understand where I put this settings
adolson 22 October 2015 at 8:37 pm UTC
leillo1975
Linas
leillo1975When the map are loaded, I can see nothing (all is black) except the hud and the names of the teammates. If I push Esc I see the map.

I have seen people suggesting you set your locales to C on Steam:
LANG=C %command%


I don't understand where I put this settings

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Furious 22 October 2015 at 10:04 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.

I will say that it's great that we're getting more shooters at all, though.
UnrealTournament.com ...I'm just gonna leave it here...
ElectricPrism 23 October 2015 at 1:19 am UTC
Monies will be spent. Fun will be had.
ElectricPrism 23 October 2015 at 1:20 am UTC
mulletdeathI'm actually the opposite-- I don't like "realistic" or "tactical" shooters at all, ... I've never found any kind of replacement for Gears of War on Linux. I wait patiently for such a thing to exist.

The closest thing in existence is Storm United which is like Halo for Linux, not sure if it's your cup of tea - but well worth a look.
sigz 23 October 2015 at 8:02 am UTC
There was a patch today, it completely fixed black screen for me.
leillo1975 23 October 2015 at 8:21 am UTC
adolson
leillo1975
Linas
leillo1975When the map are loaded, I can see nothing (all is black) except the hud and the names of the teammates. If I push Esc I see the map.

I have seen people suggesting you set your locales to C on Steam:
LANG=C %command%


I don't understand where I put this settings

Launch Options


It works like a charm!!!!!!

Thanks a lot
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