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Two Point Hospital released with same-day Linux support

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The comedy building sim Two Point Hospital from Two Point Studios and SEGA is now out with official Linux support.

Note: Copy personally purchased as they did not provide a review code. Due to this, any actual review will be delayed.

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I've been extremely excited about this one, since Theme Hospital is a game I sunk entire days into when I was a lot younger. Two Point Hospital is carrying to torch here, as it's actually made by people who previously worked at Bullfrog Productions who made Theme Hospital.

You will be building your hospital, hiring staff with unique personalities and traits and much like it's older brother, Two Point Hospital aims to be more on the comical side with some unusual illnesses requiring their own special treatment.

I can confirm that it does launch and run, although you will be sitting with a black screen for about a minute on the first load. Subsequent loads are much faster—almost instant, so it's likely building some sort of cache. After that you will probably need to adjust the settings, as it defaults to low graphics and a low resolution.

Seems to work fine when starting the actual game too, instantly looked just like Theme Hospital. I will have more thoughts up in future now it's actually out. Grumbles aside about no review key, I'm really happy to see Linux support at release!

Find it on Humble Store and Steam.

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ageres 30 August 2018 at 9:22 am UTC
It's worth noting that the Windows version has Denuvo (and is already cracked).
Rooster 30 August 2018 at 9:29 am UTC
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This would have been an insta buy for me, but now I'm hesitating because of two details which I noticed in the steam page of the game:

1.
Quote"Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Anti-tamper "
- well as far as I know, Denuvo is Windows only, so is it safe to assume the Linux version is Denuvo free?

2. Under Recommended Requirements for Linux I noticed this:
QuoteRecommended:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Ubuntu 18.04/Steam OS
Processor: Intel Core i5 6600 or AMD Ryzen 1600x
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060, 3 GB (Legacy: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780, 4GB) or AMD RX 580, 4 GB (Legacy: AMD R9 290X, 4GB )
Storage: 5 GB available space
Additional Notes: DirectX Version 11


- I hope this is just an error and it doesn't mean that the Linux version doesn't just use a Wine-like layer to run the game.


Last edited by Rooster at 30 August 2018 at 9:44 am UTC
liamdawe 30 August 2018 at 9:33 am UTC
RoosterThis would have been an insta buy for me, but now I'm hesitating because of two details which I noticed in the steam page of the game:

1.
Quote"Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Anti-tamper "
- well as far as I know, Denuvo is Windows only, so is it safe to assume the Linux version is Denuvo free?

2. Under Recommended Requirements for Linux I noticed this:
Quote"Additional Notes: DirectX Version 11"
- I hope this is just an error and it doesn't mean that the Linux version doesn't just use a Wine-like layer to run the game.
It's a native Linux game, built in Unity. I doubt it has Denuvo on Linux, don't think Denuvo even works on Linux.
TemplarGR 30 August 2018 at 9:45 am UTC
Theme hospital was one of the first games i ever bought on my first Windows 95 PC. I bought it at release. Still have great memories of it. Obviously can't miss that game...
Lord_Phoenix 30 August 2018 at 9:49 am UTC
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For me it crashes on start under Fedora KDE and nvidia 396.45 driver Getting tons of errors when running steam via terminal.
Tom B 30 August 2018 at 10:00 am UTC
It's not working for me. Arch Linux nvidia 396.54, 980ti.

It launches a window that blurs everything and nothing happens.
theghost 30 August 2018 at 10:58 am UTC
Definitely on my buy list.
I just need a few good reviews to convince me to get this in the next days.
Seems like the developer didn't provide any press samples early up, there aren't any reviews available.
Brisse 30 August 2018 at 11:05 am UTC
liamdawe
RoosterThis would have been an insta buy for me, but now I'm hesitating because of two details which I noticed in the steam page of the game:

1.
Quote"Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Anti-tamper "
- well as far as I know, Denuvo is Windows only, so is it safe to assume the Linux version is Denuvo free?

2. Under Recommended Requirements for Linux I noticed this:
Quote"Additional Notes: DirectX Version 11"
- I hope this is just an error and it doesn't mean that the Linux version doesn't just use a Wine-like layer to run the game.
It's a native Linux game, built in Unity. I doubt it has Denuvo on Linux, don't think Denuvo even works on Linux.

Pretty sure your right about Denuvo being Windows only. The Wikipedia page only lists Windows as platform and I've never heard of any game using it on anything but Windows.
Ketil 30 August 2018 at 11:09 am UTC
Bought it before release and preloaded it two days ago. Will try it tonight. Have been looking forward to this game for months.
Mountain Man 30 August 2018 at 11:09 am UTC
I'm confused by the trailer. A disclaimer at the start says, "Contains gameplay and non-gameplay footage", but the trailer itself never identifies which footage is which.
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