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The Long Dark survival game updated with a new skills and feats system

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The Long Dark is probably one of the nicest survival games available on Linux right now, it's cold, it's harsh, but it's beautiful.

This new update is a big one, see this video:
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You can now play it in more languages: French, Swedish, Korean, Chinese (Trad + Simplified), Japanese, Turkish, Norwegian.

They've done a first-pass on the skills and feats system, which makes the game feel a bit more like a survival RPG than an empty sandbox (which is a good thing).

You can now find research books to help with the new skills, and lots of other adjustments to the game to accommodate the new systems.

On top of that it has the usual quality of life fixes and general bug fixes.

I actually had a friend over recently to show him SteamOS, the Steam Controller and this game and he was in love. Think we may have a future convert there! The game runs really well and it's really quite beautiful in the way the visuals are done.

The main thing I am excited for is the story mode, but to get to that point they need to flesh out all the different mechanics in the sandbox mode to make it truly special.

See the full changelog here. Article taken from
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WorMzy 23 June 2016 at 4:36 pm UTC
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Very cool!
posmunk 23 June 2016 at 4:53 pm UTC
Can confirm that the sound in the game is still completely broken for linux, as it has been since last october (see the steam forum thread "Sound Issues" to learn more what this is about). The devs have commented that they are aware of the bug through my steam review of the game:

"We're very sorry about this Linux audio bug. Unfortunately it is related to the audio middleware we use in the game. We have been working with the provider and we hope this will be fixed in our next update. We'll get the fix out as soon as we can."

Been two updates since that. I really want to try this game out
Zelox 23 June 2016 at 5:10 pm UTC
I havent experience any major sound issues with this game
If I tab the game down and up again I get a problem. But its not like the game is completely broken.
If this happens I can just save and restart the game.

Last edited by Zelox at 23 June 2016 at 5:11 pm UTC
posmunk 23 June 2016 at 5:28 pm UTC
Yeah, sure it works sometimes. If I don't tab, if nobody writes/logins or does anything that shows in steam, if I don't change the volume with the keyboard keys, etc... And sometimes that audiobug just appears anyway - and you have to restart the game; and the tension in the game is completely broken.

Last edited by posmunk at 23 June 2016 at 5:32 pm UTC
posmunk 23 June 2016 at 5:47 pm UTC
Sorry if I sound too negative regarding the game. I think it looks really fun; it just gets to me that that bug, that seems well known, soon has its first birthday.
Zelox 23 June 2016 at 6:45 pm UTC
posmunkSorry if I sound too negative regarding the game. I think it looks really fun; it just gets to me that that bug, that seems well known, soon has its first birthday.

No your not negative. I can see the frustration in waiting for a known bug to be fixed.
And its been known for a while aswell.
I just wanted to point out that, I only get the bug if I tab out of the game for some reason.
Overall the game is very playable.

But if you havent got the game, its probably better to wait, it will probably be more expensiv in time, but you get more content and hopefully no sound bugs when its done.
And if its to expensiv you can always wait for a steam/gog sale.

And I recommend it, its a very good game, and there will be a story mode soon aswell.
At the moment there is only a sandbox mode.

Last edited by Zelox at 23 June 2016 at 6:45 pm UTC
Inspector_Gidget 23 June 2016 at 8:55 pm UTC
I have a lot of hope for this game. I think it's going to be something great.
Kam 24 June 2016 at 11:47 am UTC
so much expectation for this game, i will not touch it until it's out of early access.

Last edited by Kam at 24 June 2016 at 11:47 am UTC
metro2033fanboy 24 June 2016 at 2:44 pm UTC
Planning on get it..but after STEAM sales as are some good game in sale right now!

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