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The Humble Strategy Bundle has a few interesting Linux games

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Love your strategy games? You can pick up a few that support Linux in the latest Humble Strategy Bundle (affiliate link). I will only note the games that support Linux, as there's a bunch that don't.

For $1 you will get Planetary Annihilation: TITANS and some Company of Heroes 2 DLC designed for the WDC charity.

If you pay more than the average you will get Empire: Total War Collection, which was ported to Linux by Feral Interactive and also 66% off Total War: WARHAMMER which was also ported to Linux by Feral Interactive.

For the final tier of $12, you will get the rather great simple RTS Tooth and Tail, one game I'm quite a big fan of. It's very much a strategy game for those who don't have a lot of time, so it appeals to a wider set of gamers and it's quite challenging.

While there's not a lot in the bundle for Linux, the games that are there are pretty good. You've got ~13 days to grab a copy, so plenty of time to decide what you wish to do.

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Patola 11 Apr, 2018
Well, it accompanies a lot of non-Linux games, like the 'endless' series. Do they at least run ok in wine?
Schattenspiegel 11 Apr, 2018
Endless Legend and Endless Space 2 at least do run well in wine multiplayer included - though the later does not show movies (including the background.mp4 of some menues - it' black instead ;-)) definitely worth getting into it. not sure about the fist two titles though.


Last edited by Schattenspiegel on 11 April 2018 at 3:14 pm UTC
Dunc 11 Apr, 2018
Empire: Total War is tempting, but Planetary Annihilation: TITANS looks like a no-brainer for less than a quid. Then again, it rankles that only one of the lowest-tier games is on Linux.
Patola 11 Apr, 2018
SchattenspiegelEndless Legend and Endless Space 2 at least do run well in wine multiplayer included - though the later does not show movies (including the background.mp4 of some menues - it' black instead ;-)) definitely worth getting into it. not sure about the fist two titles though.
I was able to run endless space (the first) in 32-bit wine 3.5 (steam).


Last edited by Patola on 11 April 2018 at 3:40 pm UTC
Teodosio 11 Apr, 2018
I would buy it if it weren't for all the Endless games included. Amplitude (the developer) made a point not to support GNU/Linux.
I remember a few years ago they run a poll on their website asking whether users wanted GNU/L support or two other alternatives (I don't remember what they were). Trick was, only current certified users could vote. And guess what os was running an average user of a Doze-only game...? It reminded me of Pilate asking to choose between Jesus and Barabbas eheh.


Last edited by Teodosio on 11 April 2018 at 3:48 pm UTC
Ehvis 11 Apr, 2018
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TeodosioI would buy it if it weren't for all the Endless games included. Amplitude (the developer) made a point not to support GNU/Linux.

In case of bundles that's not really a reason. You can explicitly deny them any money by customising the distribution. I always zero the non-Linux games when I buy bundles.
Teodosio 11 Apr, 2018
Ehvis
TeodosioI would buy it if it weren't for all the Endless games included. Amplitude (the developer) made a point not to support GNU/Linux.

In case of bundles that's not really a reason. You can explicitly deny them any money by customising the distribution. I always zero the non-Linux games when I buy bundles.

You are right and I had indeed forgotten that.
It is not just a question of money however, that is going to be little for a bundle anyway. I am more concerned with userbase. Even if I pay zero, for them it will still count as additional Steam keys sold, and they can use that figure to market their game. I am not inclined to offer them that '+1'.

EDIT: by so doing I may lose the chance of getting nice games for cheap (e.g. TITANS looks good), but I have so many games already on my Steam account, way more than my available time to play them.


Last edited by Teodosio on 11 April 2018 at 4:49 pm UTC
buenaventura 11 Apr, 2018
Tooth and Tail is worth 12 bucks by itself, hands down. I would urge everyone to buy and send some money to Liam and the rest to the devs of that game, brilliant!
Patola 11 Apr, 2018
Ehvis
TeodosioI would buy it if it weren't for all the Endless games included. Amplitude (the developer) made a point not to support GNU/Linux.

In case of bundles that's not really a reason. You can explicitly deny them any money by customising the distribution. I always zero the non-Linux games when I buy bundles.
I didn't know you could do that. How? I googled for "humble bundle customizing" but doesn't seem to be what you're referring to.
stretch611 11 Apr, 2018
Patola
Ehvis
TeodosioI would buy it if it weren't for all the Endless games included. Amplitude (the developer) made a point not to support GNU/Linux.

In case of bundles that's not really a reason. You can explicitly deny them any money by customising the distribution. I always zero the non-Linux games when I buy bundles.
I didn't know you could do that. How? I googled for "humble bundle customizing" but doesn't seem to be what you're referring to.
Same here...

I know you can change the amount paid to devs, but not individual devs. I would only pay the linux devs if possible,

Ok, I just looked, and now you can do this... there is an arrow in front of the developers now that allows you to give them separate amounts. Unfortunately, it is too late on this bundle... I picked it up already... $12 for Tooth and Tail (which is a $20(US) game) was too good to pass up in my mind. However, I will start only paying linux devs in any future bundle. After all, I only play the linux games.
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