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Topware Interactive are continuing their promise of putting their older titles on Linux and Two Worlds Epic Edition is now available on Steam. It uses Wine, but that's not as bad as you may think.

From the release notes:
QuoteThe port is based on Wine with CSMT and PhysX hardware support patches enabled.


They also removed the more restrictive DRM it had. It has been replaced by what they call "DLM V2":
QuoteThird party Serial Codes are only required to access the Multiplayer Server and create an account. Activation is optional and grants live time support and updates, restore of the game in case it is lost and change of the platform or content provider.

A step in the right direction, I think that alone is worthy of a little praise.

As for the use of Wine: It's an amazing bit of software, and while I shunned it in the past I decided to look past my own self-righteousness about it and learnt to appreciate it all over again. I think it's a cracking tool for developers to bring older titles over to Linux where performance and stability are good. It also means you are essentially buying a Linux game, and it counts as a Linux sale for future reference.

With that said, the Wine port does seem buggy for me. My first launch didn't work, as I could hear the game but not actually bring up the game window.

After that I was able to launch the game, but changing resolution seems to make it crash. I refuse to play it at 1024x768, but any attempt to change it results in the game minimising and I can't seem to bring it back.

I thought that it was due to me using two monitors, so I disabled one and it still has the same issue.

Overall, not impressed with this one.

It also has a massive discount:
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Tags: Action, RPG, Steam, Wine
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STiAT 27 May, 2016
On 1.09? Okay, I would be stupid not buying it ... even if I could run it with one of my patched wines myself.
DamonLinuxPL 27 May, 2016
I trying it in open beta and open beta perform bad... but after Reality Pump developers change WINE stable to WINE experimantal with CSMT it work well for me with AMD GPU and fglrx driver.
STiAT 27 May, 2016
Quoting: DamonLinuxPLI trying it in open beta and open beta perform bad... but after Reality Pump developers change WINE stable to WINE experimantal with CSMT it work well for me with AMD GPU and fglrx driver.

Yea, no idea why the CSMT patches still don't make it in, almost everything runs better with it. Same with the PhysX patches...
OLucasZanella 27 May, 2016
Had seen the discount a few days ago, but didn't buy because wasn't officially on Linux, therefore my buy wouldn't count as a Linux sale. Oh, excuse me, it just finished downloading. It will be a good weekend!
stan 27 May, 2016
I’m a bit annoyed that it’s so cheap. How can they expect to make money out of the Linux version if they release it at that price?


Last edited by stan on 27 May 2016 at 11:01 pm UTC
PublicNuisance 27 May, 2016
I was never a huge fan of Two Worlds but for $1.20 CAD it's worth supporting.
slaapliedje 27 May, 2016
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I only tried the first one a long time ago and the game mechanic of being resurrected at a shrine that you hadn't discovered yet completely killed it for me. I would die in a fight I couldn't handle, and then transport further away from town into a deadlier area? It was terrible.

My younger brother played the second one and he said it did the same thing. This sounds like they heard it worked under Wine and figured they would resell it. Meh, cheap/pretty game for is. I did read they had fixed a lot of the complaints at least. Not sure where I read that at.
Segata Sanshiro 28 May, 2016
I was literally about to purchase this when I saw there was no controller support. An RPG is something I like to sink a lot of time into if it's good and just don't see myself doing that hunched over a desk, shame :(.
Nel 28 May, 2016
Hi Liam,

Like you, I had some trouble with screen resolution. I had to revert back to Nvidia 364.19 driver since the latest beta driver 367.18 seems bugged with xrandr, the main tool for changing display resolution.

Furthermore, their standalone wine is configured to use fullscreen instead of a virtual desktop, that brings some weird bug with driver. I managed to get rid of this, thanks to their RunWinetricks script that sets up automatically all the custom environment variables.

Launch this command line inside "Two Worlds - Epic Edition" directory
./RunWinetricks vd=1024x768
That will set up a 1024x768 virtual desktop, and then you will be able to change resolution in game to suit your need.

@ Segata Sanshiro
It works great with Steam Controller.


Last edited by Nel on 28 May 2016 at 1:19 am UTC
jo3fis 28 May, 2016
Just bought collection now on steam, pretty cheap. Already own number 2 so hopefully they do something with that on linux.
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