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For those of you into the classics, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil has today been officially released for Linux.

As a reminder, this isn't the original Turok 2 but an enhanced version from Nightdive Studios that was ported to Linux by Ryan "Icculus" Gordon in beta form back in July.

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil returns to the PC! The sequel to the hit game Turok is now available, featuring a host of enemies, weapons, missions, locations and a new multiplayer mode. Remastered for today’s computers using a new engine with improved graphics, Turok 2 will transport players into sprawling environments with vicious enemies lurking behind every corner.

For those who played the original, you can expect to find: 64bit support, new multiplayer options, a new UI system, updated maps, improved AI and quite a bit more. Nightdive Studios certainly do put in the effort for their updated releases, good to see more of them land on Linux officially.

The Linux build is not currently available on GOG for now it's only on Humble Store and Steam.

Icculus also mentioned on his Patreon post, that he has "more games that I can handle right now" so it looks like the Linux porting business for him is going strong. He did note that some won't be quick and simple, but it will be worth the wait by the sounds of it.

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razing32 13 September 2018 at 5:46 pm UTC
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TimeFreezeFor the love of god.... Oh well time to sell some organs i guess.

I know that pain... but I can't stop. Also, humans can live with half liver, don't we?

Think the liver is the only organ that grows back.
x_wing 13 September 2018 at 7:10 pm UTC
razing32
x_wing
TimeFreezeFor the love of god.... Oh well time to sell some organs i guess.

I know that pain... but I can't stop. Also, humans can live with half liver, don't we?

Think the liver is the only organ that grows back.

Than means that I can sell it several times? How long it takes to grow back? Well, with such new my credit problems may be solved
Cyba.Cowboy 13 September 2018 at 10:15 pm UTC
PublicNuisanceI'm going to hold off buying the Steam version for a bit in hopes it comes to GOG. I'm a patient man.

I wouldn't hold your breath - I have a lot of games in my library or or on my "wish" list on GOG.com that have a native Linux version on Steam, but not on GOG.com... Many of which are older games easily ported to Linux.


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Whitewolfe80 14 September 2018 at 8:04 am UTC
Cyba.Cowboy
PublicNuisanceI'm going to hold off buying the Steam version for a bit in hopes it comes to GOG. I'm a patient man.

I wouldn't hold your breath - I have a lot of games in my library or or on my "wish" list on GOG.com that have a native Linux version on Steam, but not on GOG.com... Many of which are older games easily ported to Linux.

Its not the ease of the port that is the hold up its license fees when cdproject red (gog) do the deal on a game unless the developer wants their game on linux or mac its not coming to linux and mac. Now whether gog push for that is a matter to ask someone over at gog but its not my theory on it, licensing issues has been what gog has said the problem was more than once on twitter.
razing32 14 September 2018 at 10:56 am UTC
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razing32
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TimeFreezeFor the love of god.... Oh well time to sell some organs i guess.

I know that pain... but I can't stop. Also, humans can live with half liver, don't we?

Think the liver is the only organ that grows back.

Than means that I can sell it several times? How long it takes to grow back? Well, with such new my credit problems may be solved

Within eight weeks, both the donor's and the recipient's livers will be almost completely regenerated

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/living_donor_liver_transplant_the_facts/

So , if you're up for it ...
rustybroomhandle 14 September 2018 at 11:10 am UTC
I'm amazed he has the energy to still care about Linux porting since he's pretty much entirely a Mac user, unless I am mistaken. Matters not though - we still getting ports.
tuubi 14 September 2018 at 12:59 pm UTC
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rustybroomhandleI'm amazed he has the energy to still care about Linux porting since he's pretty much entirely a Mac user, unless I am mistaken. Matters not though - we still getting ports.
According to what I gleaned from a quick look at his recent tweets and other output, he still uses Linux on his workstation. Ubuntu or a derivative even.
PublicNuisance 14 September 2018 at 3:39 pm UTC
Cyba.Cowboy
PublicNuisanceI'm going to hold off buying the Steam version for a bit in hopes it comes to GOG. I'm a patient man.

I wouldn't hold your breath - I have a lot of games in my library or or on my "wish" list on GOG.com that have a native Linux version on Steam, but not on GOG.com... Many of which are older games easily ported to Linux.

There didn't seem to be an issue bringing the Linux version of Turok to GOG which was also handled by Nightdive and Ryan Gordon.
Whitewolfe80 14 September 2018 at 5:09 pm UTC
PublicNuisance
Cyba.Cowboy
PublicNuisanceI'm going to hold off buying the Steam version for a bit in hopes it comes to GOG. I'm a patient man.

I wouldn't hold your breath - I have a lot of games in my library or or on my "wish" list on GOG.com that have a native Linux version on Steam, but not on GOG.com... Many of which are older games easily ported to Linux.

There didn't seem to be an issue bringing the Linux version of Turok to GOG which was also handled by Nightdive and Ryan Gordon.

But then Nighdrive are Linux friendly so will probably see turok 2 for linux on gog eventually
Cyba.Cowboy 15 September 2018 at 6:50 am UTC
Whitewolfe80Its not the ease of the port that is the hold up its license fees when cdproject red (gog) do the deal on a game unless the developer wants their game on linux or mac its not coming to linux and mac. Now whether gog push for that is a matter to ask someone over at gog but its not my theory on it, licensing issues has been what gog has said the problem was more than once on twitter.

Yeah, but a lot of the time it is the same company that has a Linux version of a game on Steam, but not on GOG.com... And every time, it's the same argument from GOG.com - "We don't have the licensing rights to distribute the Linux version".

If it was different companies (i.e. <Company 1> selling Linux/macOS/Windows version of <Title 1> on Steam and <Company 2> selling macOS/Windows version of <Title 1> on GOG.com), I can understand completely, but it's frequently the same company... This suggests to me that GOG.com aren't pushing the Linux thing too hard.

I love that GOG.com offer DRM-free titles and I'll always buy a game there first specifically because of this reason (I don't "do" DRM anywhere unless there is a guaranteed way to remove it)... But it's things like this that remind me Valve Software does so much more for the Linux Community than GOG.com ever will.
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