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The Eternal Castle: Remastered is now available on Linux

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The Eternal Castle is a remaster of an old classic, except it kind of isn't. The story is a little peculiar but the game does look quite fantastic and it's available now on Linux.

In regards to the brand new Linux version, the developer sent out a Twitter post early this morning to note that a Linux version is now up thanks to the help of Linux game porter Ryan "Icculus" Gordon.

So what's the story here? From what I understand, it's basically a bit of fun marketing for it. The developers said it was a remaster of a long forgotten 1987 title and somewhat a homage to classics like The Prince of Persia and Another World. It's all a lie though, there was no original game. Think of it like all those films that claim to be "based on a true story" (when you know they're really not). The fakery of it is part of what makes it mysterious though. Best not to look into it too much and ruin the fun. Take the game as it is, which is a beautiful retro inspired title with some seriously wild visuals.

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Feature Highlight:

  • Action:  The Eternal Castle sends you in a powerful journey packed with dangers and challenges through fast-paced melee action, calibrated ranged attacks, and/or cautious stealth approaches.
  • Adventure:  Immerse yourself or speedrun through levels featuring random events, encounters, traps, riddles and exploration, in a semi-procedural world set up for replayability.
  • Atmosphere:  Each world features a unique atmosphere, written through different personal and second hand experiences, re-applied to fit a post A.I. fallout world set several hundred years in the future.
 
  • Enjoy the atmosphere, strategize, or speedrun through a post-AI fallout packed with challenges
  • Play over 20 levels across 5 unique worlds
  • Fight a BOSS at the end of each world plus 2 final Bosses
  • Use up to 10 different weapons found in different worlds
  • Unlock up to 10 different items to gain different abilities
  • Find 30 missing FRAGMENTS to get back home
  • Repeat the dream for as many times as you can before officially dying

Great to see this officially arrive on Linux.

You can find it on Humble Store and Steam.

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Dunc 3 October 2019 at 5:05 pm UTC
That looks interesting. I like the idea of “lost“ games.

But the whole CGA palette thing... sure, the vivid magenta and cyan really scream “'80s” (albeit early/mid- rather than late-'80s), but it was a total joke at the time. By 1987, you could pick up a better games machine than an “IBM compatible” for a fraction of the price. Meanwhile the ST and Amiga had just broken through to the mainstream, and this is what computer games actually looked like in 1987. (That said, Dedale is right: CGA could do much better... provided you had an NTSC monitor. Its 16-colour “mode” relied on a property of the NTSC colour signalling - really a flaw, as far as “real” TV is concerned - that doesn't exist in PAL or SECAM.)

Now get off my lawn, ye young whippersnappers.
sub 3 October 2019 at 5:28 pm UTC
Samsai
subOh Ryan ... I only get a black screen on launch.
I'm sure he'll fix this.
Apparently that's not the only bug. Me and a friend ran into a script error a few screens into the game that seems pretty much game-breaking.

https://imgur.com/a/qAih9Ml

So, it would seem this needs a patch before it gets going.

I can't remember when I had such an obvious bug with an Icculus port.
I mean, I neither use cumbersome hardware nor distribution.
kaiman 3 October 2019 at 5:58 pm UTC
It's amazing to see what can be done with just 4 colors. Graphics wise, I'd love to play this, but it's the type of game I know I will suck at. So I'll have to pass it by, unfortunately.
slaapliedje 3 October 2019 at 6:44 pm UTC
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DuncThat looks interesting. I like the idea of “lost“ games.

But the whole CGA palette thing... sure, the vivid magenta and cyan really scream “'80s” (albeit early/mid- rather than late-'80s), but it was a total joke at the time. By 1987, you could pick up a better games machine than an “IBM compatible” for a fraction of the price. Meanwhile the ST and Amiga had just broken through to the mainstream, and this is what computer games actually looked like in 1987. (That said, Dedale is right: CGA could do much better... provided you had an NTSC monitor. Its 16-colour “mode” relied on a property of the NTSC colour signalling - really a flaw, as far as “real” TV is concerned - that doesn't exist in PAL or SECAM.)

Now get off my lawn, ye young whippersnappers.
I was thinking 'what's up with the Amiga quality sound, but CGA graphics?'
Friend of mine who owned an Amiga since 87 or so, came over last weekend and we were playing games on my A4000. Unlike some nostalgia where you remember it looking better than it actually did... the Amiga still very much stands out as looking awesome.
Samsai 3 October 2019 at 7:25 pm UTC
Samsai
subOh Ryan ... I only get a black screen on launch.
I'm sure he'll fix this.
Apparently that's not the only bug. Me and a friend ran into a script error a few screens into the game that seems pretty much game-breaking.

https://imgur.com/a/qAih9Ml

So, it would seem this needs a patch before it gets going.
A patch landed and this issue seems to be gone now. Icculus seems to work quick!
sub 3 October 2019 at 7:40 pm UTC
Samsai
Samsai
subOh Ryan ... I only get a black screen on launch.
I'm sure he'll fix this.
Apparently that's not the only bug. Me and a friend ran into a script error a few screens into the game that seems pretty much game-breaking.

https://imgur.com/a/qAih9Ml

So, it would seem this needs a patch before it gets going.
A patch landed and this issue seems to be gone now. Icculus seems to work quick!

Ryan does a great job.

He sure was (is) a very important person for Linux gaming.

Let's see how long it'll take him to fix the black screen ...
thykr 4 October 2019 at 2:37 am UTC
The OST is available here: https://kiiro.bandcamp.com/

jarhead_h 4 October 2019 at 3:02 am UTC
I didn't even know this game existed. I would have been sold on the soundtrack alone, but now we get another Linux sale, too.

///side note, if you like this sort of music, check out a UK based singer NINA, her album Sleepwalking is like being washed in the 80's.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ17BYf5b38JQdOVvvbWyuQ


Last edited by jarhead_h on 4 October 2019 at 3:13 am UTC
raneon 4 October 2019 at 4:34 pm UTC
sub
Samsai
Samsai
subOh Ryan ... I only get a black screen on launch.
I'm sure he'll fix this.
Apparently that's not the only bug. Me and a friend ran into a script error a few screens into the game that seems pretty much game-breaking.

https://imgur.com/a/qAih9Ml

So, it would seem this needs a patch before it gets going.
A patch landed and this issue seems to be gone now. Icculus seems to work quick!

Ryan does a great job.

He sure was (is) a very important person for Linux gaming.

Let's see how long it'll take him to fix the black screen ...

Same issue for me, seems to be related to libcurl_gnutls.so.4.2.0 from the Steam runtime.
sub 4 October 2019 at 4:40 pm UTC
raneon
sub
Samsai
Samsai
subOh Ryan ... I only get a black screen on launch.
I'm sure he'll fix this.
Apparently that's not the only bug. Me and a friend ran into a script error a few screens into the game that seems pretty much game-breaking.

https://imgur.com/a/qAih9Ml

So, it would seem this needs a patch before it gets going.
A patch landed and this issue seems to be gone now. Icculus seems to work quick!

Ryan does a great job.

He sure was (is) a very important person for Linux gaming.

Let's see how long it'll take him to fix the black screen ...

Same issue for me, seems to be related to libcurl_gnutls.so.4.2.0 from the Steam runtime.

Mind to share your specs?
I'm on Fedora 30 and Steam beta.

And please consider to share your findings on the discussion page.
There is a topic already but no answer so far.
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