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The Linux port of EVERSPACE is still being worked on

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A developer from the studio behind the awesome space shooter EVERSPACE [Steam] has given an update on the status of the Linux port.

For those unaware, EVERSPACE can be downloaded and installed on Linux even though it's not listed as supporting Linux on Steam. This is because it's currently in an unofficial state. Essentially, they want to get it in a good place before properly advertising it.

Here's what they said in the latest update on Steam:

I would like to share a short update on the current status of the development with you.
We are heading towards the next patch for Linux which will include an engine update to Unreal 4.17 and a fix for mouse input on Linux. Besides this there are some game play related fixes like fixes for the collisions for station turrets, the ancient warden teleportation, an issue with operating the gunship turret after cutscene playback, some problems with the menu navigation and some more.
Currently we are still struggling with a technical issue that breaks the loading of the engine plug-ins but is effective only in the shipping configuration of the game. This makes the debugging a bit more cumbersome than usual but also should be hopefully the last barrier for the patch to arrive.

Such a fantastic game to have on Linux, do check out my thoughts on it if you haven't. I have yet to pick up the expansion, which also supports Linux so I'm looking forward to having some time with that sometime soon too.

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Aurelien 9 January 2018 at 3:47 pm UTC
PeciskTheir current version for Linux is very playable, I feel even performance have been improved.
Oh then i have to test one more time against my config.
I couldn't play much because of performance on my laptop@ubuntu17.10 (Core i7 4th quad, GT750, 16Go, SSD).

I did not follow the progress on this game but did you see better performance when they upgraded Unreal Engine or did they work on optimizations ?
Leopard 9 January 2018 at 4:23 pm UTC
Aurelien
PeciskTheir current version for Linux is very playable, I feel even performance have been improved.
Oh then i have to test one more time against my config.
I couldn't play much because of performance on my laptop@ubuntu17.10 (Core i7 4th quad, GT750, 16Go, SSD).

I did not follow the progress on this game but did you see better performance when they upgraded Unreal Engine or did they work on optimizations ?

i7 7700 HQ , Gtx 1050 4 Gb.

I get average 45-50 fps with everything set to epic and res is 1080p
Audi 9 January 2018 at 5:42 pm UTC
I haven't picked up the expansion yet, but plan to. This game is just awesome from the graphics to the game play. So pleased that they have released this to Linux. I have put in a good amount of time and haven't run into any issues. I use my Xbox One controller which works well for it.
shawnsterp 9 January 2018 at 6:17 pm UTC
I was really disappointed that this game did not work with the steam link (just get a green screen). But, maybe I should get it anyway.
PublicNuisance 9 January 2018 at 7:01 pm UTC
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Any progress is better than no progress.
melkemind 9 January 2018 at 9:55 pm UTC
Aurelien
PeciskTheir current version for Linux is very playable, I feel even performance have been improved.
Oh then i have to test one more time against my config.
I couldn't play much because of performance on my laptop@ubuntu17.10 (Core i7 4th quad, GT750, 16Go, SSD).

I did not follow the progress on this game but did you see better performance when they upgraded Unreal Engine or did they work on optimizations ?

If you are, in fact, using a GT 750M and not a GTX 750, your video chip is well below the system requirements for the game.

Having said that, I wouldn't say performance is perfect even on my GTX 970. There are places where the framerate drops, but those are rare. Overall, it's been pretty decent for me. I turn some settings down to keep it steady at 60 FPS, which is just my preference.


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gustavoyaraujo 10 January 2018 at 7:54 am UTC
This game is awesome, unfortunately I can not play it due to my ram. Need to get a new one
Corben 10 January 2018 at 12:55 pm UTC
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riusmaFrom here :

CorbenYeehaaw!

When I talked to the CEO of Rockfishgames about the Linux version, he said he thinks they are doing the port for about 1000 people at max... let's prove him wrong!

Would be cool to know roughly how much Linux copies they've sold since the unofficial Linux release and before actual support (it runs very well on Ubuntu / Nvidia at least).

I'll shoot an email to him
I did, and got a reply. I was requested to keep the info private, as they prefer to publish the numbers themselves with the official release. There are too many unknown factors with the numbers atm.

But I think I can say, that for the break even with the Linux version, they need to sell way more than 1000 copies on Linux. Well, I think we can also accept that challenge, can't we?
Shmerl 10 January 2018 at 1:13 pm UTC
CorbenBut I think I can say, that for the break even with the Linux version, they need to sell way more than 1000 copies on Linux. Well, I think we can also accept that challenge, can't we?

I'm sure they'll sell way more than 1000 copies. They didn't even release the game for Linux on GOG yet. So it's too early to count it now, when the release didn't really properly happen yet.


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mirv 10 January 2018 at 11:06 pm UTC
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One game that I will wait for either a sale on, or a free weekend on. This is just practicalities, not knowing if it will work or not on the intended couch gaming system (which actually ran UT at "playable", so it's possible). Not the PC info listed here, before anyone asks.

But, it does look very interesting, so I'll be keeping an eye out for this one.
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