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The Linux version of Turok has left beta, available to everyone

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Turok, the revamp of the 1997 shooter arrived in Beta for Linux back in May and now it's officially out.

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I do find it odd they didn't give it an "Enhanced Edition" name, similar to what others do since it does have a bunch of improvements over the original like these:

  • Support for high resolutions, and widescreen
  • Improved gameplay and level design
  • OpenGL for video backend to provide portability and support for vertical sync
  • Dynamic lighting, bloom, FXAA, enhanced water effects, lights shafts and more 
  • Ability to freely rebind all keyboard, mouse, and gamepad inputs 
  • Steam Achievements

I've tested it myself and it does run really nicely, but that's to be expected really as it was ported to Linux by Ryan "Icculus" Gordon.

Currently available on Steam and it's 75% off during the Summer Sale—bargain!

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jasonm 21 June 2018 at 11:51 pm UTC
Awesome game, just picked it up and played about 15 minutes. Ran wonderfully and was great fun. This will be my Sunday morning game time while I drink my coffee. If you have any interest in retro FPS's this is a must-have. Especially for the sale price of $4.99.

Last edited by jasonm at 21 June 2018 at 11:51 pm UTC
Spud13y 22 June 2018 at 12:27 am UTC
This has been under my radar since the announcement. I'll have to wait until I'm able to buy this. Just in time for the summer sale and the Jurassic World movie.
ProfessorKaos64 4 years 22 June 2018 at 4:38 am UTC
Great game and worth the buy!
NOX LinuX 22 June 2018 at 8:29 am UTC
Nice Linux is getting better day by day,and Windows 10 worse day by day what an irony!!!!
legluondunet 22 June 2018 at 9:17 am UTC
Not available on Gog?
Jewgeni Filippowitsch Iwanowski 22 June 2018 at 10:49 am UTC
I'd love to check it out on my Kaby Lake U, should run easily. Last port fromm Icculus I tried on this system is Prey, which runs like a charm.
PublicNuisance 22 June 2018 at 1:15 pm UTC
legluondunetNot available on Gog?

Not yet. It usually takes a little longer as GOG goes through their own testing on any build submitted to the store. Of course the developer hasn't officially stated the LInux version is coming to GOG, they also haven't said it isn't. There is a thread on the forum for the GOG version of Turok about the Linux version so I would recommend making your voice heard there.
TimeFreeze 23 June 2018 at 7:00 pm UTC
Damn i really want to buy it. But i planned to buy a Nintendo Switch. So Steam Sale is a no go for me this year. Damn you Nintendo DAMN YOU.
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