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Stardew Valley is now in beta for Linux

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Update: It now seems to be live, I was able to download it and play it.

Sadly, it crashes to the desktop right after the intro for me every time.

Here's the password and link to the support forum:

Want to help test the Mac/Linux version? the steam beta password is: MonoGame2016 ...Plz report any bugs to https://t.co/ybgf6GUyz5

— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) July 25, 2016


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The Stardew Valley developer tweeted out a password for a beta, but after discussing it with them on their forum I was able to show them that we can't actually access it yet.

While what I was telling them may not have been entirely correct (SteamDB is confusing), the main point I made was correct. Normal keys are not able to access the beta yet, but beta/developer keys can, as it's not currently set for Linux/Mac as a platform for us.

Hopefully it won't take them long to sort out. I hope even more that it's not too full of issues, as giving a beta less than a week before release is not a long time to polish.

Not to be too snarky, but if they went with Ethan Lee (the Linux/Mac game porter), stuff like this wouldn't have been an issue. I'm still a bit sour they didn't choose him for it as he already had a proof of concept, but oh well. I can't have everything! Imagine if this happened on the release day though, I can imagine a lot of frustrated people.

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niarbeht 25 July 2016 at 10:32 pm UTC
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

Tired after work and blood pressure medication. Nap time. Will test later.
liamdawe 25 July 2016 at 10:34 pm UTC
Well, good job they are doing a beta, went through the whole intro, crash to desktop.

Load the save it made, crash to desktop.

Good start.
liamdawe 25 July 2016 at 10:38 pm UTC
Made a new game, checked the skip into, start -> crash to desktop.

Guess I don't get to play it tonight then!
Ehvis 3 years 25 July 2016 at 10:47 pm UTC
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The good thing about Linux is that usually someone manages to figure out why and post a workaround before the devs actually fix it. Say maybe someone will figure it out here too. Although tonight may not work anymore. ;)
lagh 25 July 2016 at 10:47 pm UTC
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Mhhh. Just tried the linux-beta and it works absolutely
fine for me.
WorMzy 25 July 2016 at 11:23 pm UTC
liamdaweMade a new game, checked the skip into, start -> crash to desktop.

Guess I don't get to play it tonight then!

The Windows version occasionally has the same problem for me in wine. Closing the game and restarting it usually fixes it. I thought it was a wine bug, but maybe there's a bug in the game itself.
niarbeht 25 July 2016 at 11:44 pm UTC
liamdaweWell, good job they are doing a beta, went through the whole intro, crash to desktop.

Load the save it made, crash to desktop.

Good start.

That's weird. I loaded a save I'd made from Windows, wandered around for a few minutes, and said "Huh, it works".

This was on my laptop with older graphics drivers (nvidia-340xx), so..... I dunno?
niarbeht 25 July 2016 at 11:44 pm UTC
EhvisThe good thing about Linux is that usually someone manages to figure out why and post a workaround before the devs actually fix it. Say maybe someone will figure it out here too. Although tonight may not work anymore. ;)

America is a place, you know
strycore 26 July 2016 at 12:46 am UTC
I'm getting the same crashes as Liam, guess it has something to do with the version of Mono available in Ubuntu 16.04.
niarbeht 26 July 2016 at 1:39 am UTC
strycoreI'm getting the same crashes as Liam, guess it has something to do with the version of Mono available in Ubuntu 16.04.

Quite possible. I'm running on Arch Linux 64-bit. It seemed to work on both my desktop and my laptop.
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