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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It arrived on Linux way back in 2016 but sadly the Linux version was left out of date for a little while, plus the SteamOS icon to show off Linux support was removed.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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Vortex_Acherontic 29 January 2019 at 6:33 pm UTC
Spoiler, click me
thelimeydragon
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.

Actually they said:

Spoiler, click me
Although Linux will no longer receive updates, this doesn’t mean you can no longer play Human: Fall Flat. The game will still run fully on your Linux systems and can be re-installed at any time.

Which means, yes you can still install the old Linux build but also they claimed that it will NOT get any updates.
Which sounds not like they just want to fix things first.
How ever they also said they still try to help if there is any stuff going on with the old build.
But further on the older version is not compatible with the newer once, of course, but this also means you have the option to install an old build and only play with other Linux people or just hope Proton works (currently it dose)

And all updates I'm aware of are just a few skins and I think one or two new maps.
But nothing which would not work with the Linux build because skins are available and also there seems no new game play features in the newer maps.

This sounds pretty much like a discontinued Linux port. =/
Well, at least this is the reason why I think so.

But this is after all a different story for a different topic
thelimeydragon 29 January 2019 at 7:38 pm UTC
Vortex_Acherontic
Spoiler, click me
thelimeydragon
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.

Actually they said:

Spoiler, click me
Although Linux will no longer receive updates, this doesn’t mean you can no longer play Human: Fall Flat. The game will still run fully on your Linux systems and can be re-installed at any time.

Which means, yes you can still install the old Linux build but also they claimed that it will NOT get any updates.
Which sounds not like they just want to fix things first.
How ever they also said they still try to help if there is any stuff going on with the old build.
But further on the older version is not compatible with the newer once, of course, but this also means you have the option to install an old build and only play with other Linux people or just hope Proton works (currently it dose)

And all updates I'm aware of are just a few skins and I think one or two new maps.
But nothing which would not work with the Linux build because skins are available and also there seems no new game play features in the newer maps.

This sounds pretty much like a discontinued Linux port. =/
Well, at least this is the reason why I think so.

But this is after all a different story for a different topic

I was referring to The Mean Greens. The reason they removed the Linux icon for a while.
Beamboom 29 January 2019 at 7:42 pm UTC
mylkadoes it really need 14GB
5.6 gig here...?
Patola 30 January 2019 at 12:01 am UTC
Well, I bought it and it ran the first time (crashed when I started to join a multiplayer match) and now it doesn't even run, no screen appears, but it still shows up as "running" on Steam. Weird. I have a very standard installation, hardware and drivers.
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