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Albion Online [Official Site], the MMO that supports Linux from Sandbox Interactive is now officially available on Steam.

In addition, they've also announced a sale for the game, all versions are currently 34% off which includes the upgrades from one pack to another. On top of that, they've enabled a fame boost (their form of XP) for all activities like gathering, crafting, killing and so on until May 23rd.

Sadly though, they still won't be giving out Steam keys to existing owners. You can read their statement on that here. The gist of it, is that they don't want to lose a substancial amount of their income as Steam will take a cut of in-game purchases. I'm still a little torn on this, I fully understand their reasoning, but I think they will have lost a fair bit of player goodwill due to their decision.

Still, it's not a bad game overall. There's a lot of combat to do, a big world to explore and it has slowly gained more interesting PvE content. Good to have such an MMO on Linux, even if it's no longer a favourite of mine. I'm hoping they do a big PvE expansion sometime, that would pull me right back in.

Find it on Steam or just head to their official site.

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gabber 17 May 2018 at 9:34 am UTC
I own the game buy rarely play it. May have changed when it is on steam.. but like this I think I'll forget I even own it...
Thormack 17 May 2018 at 9:39 am UTC
I am playing a little almost everyday. Mostly improving skills and getting some silver. Waiting for some PVE improvement. Missing the feeling of going in an adventure with unknown results and rewards.

If the current DEVs dont have criativity to do something nice about PVE they could outsource it to some other company. So much potential in the game.
Kohrias 17 May 2018 at 10:32 am UTC
Let's hope some more players will come in via Steam. More PVE content would be highly welcome but overall it is already very good as it is in my opinion.
AsciiWolf 17 May 2018 at 11:54 am UTC
It looks like that it does not work on Fedora. It hangs on loading screen, just like their previous downloadable version. :-(
Exidan 17 May 2018 at 2:09 pm UTC
it looks very pay to win, and its not even free to play. I'll pass
GustyGhost 17 May 2018 at 3:07 pm UTC
They should release to a store that doesn't have to take a cut
chui2ch 17 May 2018 at 3:51 pm UTC
AsciiWolfIt looks like that it does not work on Fedora. It hangs on loading screen, just like their previous downloadable version. :-(
On the steam forums there is a work around. I don't know if it works because I have not purchased the game yet.
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Try moving the install folder to the default steam directory, and using this LD_Preload "LD_PRELOAD=~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libSDL2-2.0.so.0 %command%" If it works let me know so I can buy it .


Last edited by chui2ch at 17 May 2018 at 3:52 pm UTC. Edited 3 times.
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The last time I was going to load the game up, it said that I need to reinstall the launcher. "Meh," I thought. I don't want to go through that hassle. It also made me wonder how often I'd have to reinstall the launcher.

If I could play through Steam, that wouldn't have been a problem. Yes, I'm sort of lazy (obviously not 100% of the time as you see I run Arch), but I'm not alone in this. I want to click and play.

I will not re-buy the game in Steam.
tailDASHeF 17 May 2018 at 11:15 pm UTC
AsciiWolfIt looks like that it does not work on Fedora. It hangs on loading screen, just like their previous downloadable version. :-(

Change wherever your Albion Online bash script launcher to look like the below and do a sudo dnf install qt5-qtwebengine. This works for me under Fedora 28 just fine - or use the Flatpak.

#!/bin/sh
SCRIPT=$(readlink -f "$0" )
SCRIPTPATH=$(dirname "$SCRIPT" )

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib
export QT_QPA_PLATFORM_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib/qt/plugins/platforms
export QT_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib/qt/plugins

#export QT_QPA_PLATFORM_PLUGIN_PATH="$SCRIPTPATH/launcher/plugins/platforms"
#export QT_PLUGIN_PATH="$SCRIPTPATH/launcher/plugins/"

LD_PRELOAD=~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libSDL2-2.0.so.0 "$SCRIPTPATH/launcher/Albion-Online" "--no-sandbox" "$@" &

#"$SCRIPTPATH/launcher/Albion-Online" "--no-sandbox" "$@" &


Last edited by tailDASHeF at 27 May 2018 at 4:04 am UTC
Thormack 3 July 2018 at 10:07 am UTC
Heya!
I am also using Fedora 28 and was struggling to get Albion working.

Before trying tailDASHeF suggestion, try doing what I did below:
Download the "libsndio.so.6.1" file.
One source is this: https://nofile.io/f/hEMNfgyAQ09
Place this file inside /usr/lib64 (need root privileges of course).

RUN THE GAME!


If it still crashes, besides this mentioned above, also do the part suggested by tailDASHeF.
Put this inside the game script launcher (Albion-Online file):
LD_PRELOAD=~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libSDL2-2.0.so.0 "$SCRIPTPATH/launcher/Albion-Online" "--no-sandbox" "$@" &



MORE INFO / SOURCE:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/761890/discussions/0/1693795812290188363/
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