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The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare now has official Linux support once again

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The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare, a third-person shooter where you take on the role of a toy soldier is once again supported on Linux.

It arrived on Linux way back in 2016 but sadly the Linux version was left out of date for a little while, plus the SteamOS icon to show off Linux support was removed. I spoke to the developer about it, where they admitted having "dropped the ball on that" not informing Linux gamers what was happening. Not long after I mentioned all this, new builds were made for Linux and a day ago the SteamOS icon returned!

A good time too, the game is on sale at a ridiculously cheap price with 90% off until February 1st. It seems to have had a resurgence in players, as well as much more frequent updates recently too so it's very much alive again.

After trying it out again today after the latest update, I will admit that I had quite a lot of fun with it. Despite a couple bits of stutter when using a different weapon for the first time the performance was really quite good.

It's good to see another Unreal Engine game that actually works quite well on Linux. the maps are incredibly varied too and sometimes a little ridiculous, like fighting in a bathtub for example.

Find it on Steam.

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Tchey 28 January 2019 at 7:38 pm UTC
GuestI have the same, couldn't fix it either.
Might be n idea to post here
https://steamcommunity.com/app/360940/discussions/0/1742232339943135084/

Yep, that's my topic.
officernice 28 January 2019 at 8:14 pm UTC
It's an amazing game!!! It's too bad it doesn't get more updates. It would really benefit from an SDK for the community to make maps. One of the few 3rd person shooters I actually want to play.
Kyrottimus 28 January 2019 at 8:22 pm UTC
I have a different problem. My game looks like this:

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I played with every conceivable graphic setting and it was all the same.

I really don't want to return it, as it was only $0.99, and seems like a fun game. But it seems like a silly issue to have.

My PC:

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X
GPU: AMD Radeon Vega RX 56 (using MESA 18.3.2-0) [EDIT: Meant MESA 18.3.2-0 not 18.32-0]
OS: Manjaro (XFCE) on Kernel 4.19.16-1
RAM: 32GB DDR4 RAM
Storage: 1tb SSD


Last edited by Kyrottimus at 28 January 2019 at 9:07 pm UTC
pete910 28 January 2019 at 9:00 pm UTC
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KyrottimusI have a different problem. My game looks like this:

image

I played with every conceivable graphic setting and it was all the same.

I really don't want to return it, as it was only $0.99, and seems like a fun game. But it seems like a silly issue to have.

My PC:

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X
GPU: AMD Radeon Vega RX 56 (using MESA 18.32-0)
OS: Manjaro (XFCE) on Kernel 4.19.16-1
RAM: 32GB DDR4 RAM
Storage: 1tb SSD

Plays and looks fine for me on Antergos, Mesa 18.2.3

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14 28 January 2019 at 10:55 pm UTC
I just bought it, too! Hopefully my friends will try it out with me.
Elvanex 29 January 2019 at 1:15 am UTC
Damn. How have I not heard about this game before?!? Instant buy from me when I get paid on Friday.
holisticboy 29 January 2019 at 1:22 am UTC
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Looks awesome!
razing32 29 January 2019 at 4:58 am UTC
Didn;t even know this had a Linux version.
Think 2016 was the year I switched over and I was still looking at PCI passthrough while playing the Eschalon books.
Przemko 29 January 2019 at 7:53 am UTC
Just bought it and downloading
thelimeydragon 29 January 2019 at 8:24 am UTC
Vortex_AcheronticSounds like the Story of Human: Fall Flat they also silently dropped Linux support. The Steam Forum Thread is still active and the Linux Community shows their frustration.

Maybe Liam could reach out for them as well and hopefully they will change their minds too

https://steamcommunity.com/app/477160/discussions/0/1735468693704602016/


The reason they removed the Linux icon for a while was because they updated the game and were fixing issues with the Windows build first before they uploaded an updated Linux build and they didn't want Linux users buying the game during that period and not be able to play the game (as they wouldn't be able to connect due to using an older version of the game).


That's the reason they claimed anyway.
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