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Vanguard Princess, a popular 2D fighting game is now on Linux & SteamOS

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Fighting games are in short supply on Linux, so Vanguard Princess has come along to help fill the void for us. A few moments ago they announced the Linux version is good to go!

They note that buying it on Linux grants you this:
QuoteThe following items are immediately accessible at launch for players who purchase Vanguard Princess for Linux with no additional charges:
- Updated and originally uncensored version of Vanguard Princess
- Access to playable versions of the game's boss character Hilda Rize
- Additional battle stages
- Alternate story-lines
- Alternate endings for various characters
- Additional in-game music
- Built-in arcade stick support

It's a little confusing, as it makes it seem like it's somehow different to buying the Windows version, but it uses SteamPlay, so it should all be the same.

From looking over it, what I think they mean is that all the DLC is included in the Linux build right away. From the feature list, it sounds like that's the case and the DLC do only have Windows icons. So it's probable I'm right on that.

Earlier reports were that the game uses Wine on Linux, as I don't own it I cannot verify it.

About the game
Government experiments on a young girl triggered a cosmic shock wave that gifted many young girls with mystical powers. She re-emerges into the world and vows to destroy all of mankind in an act of revenge. A brave group of girls who embraced their powers head to the battlefield to confront her; not just for the sake of the world, but to pursue their own personal motives and dreams.

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magiruuvelvet 29 Aug, 2016
I confirm that the game uses wine. There are also a bunch of perl and python scripts in the game directory, aswell as a pre-generated wineprefix. It also seems to use the CrossOver version of wine - I found a 'crossover' folder in the users directory of the wineprefix. The directory structure is very very interesting.

Slight edit: When starting the game for the first time it creates a CrossOver bottle.

Last edited by magiruuvelvet on 29 August 2016 at 9:56 pm UTC
Linas 29 Aug, 2016
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It seems that you do get the DLC playable characters with the base game purchase. The soundtrack does not seem to be included though.
commodore256 29 Aug, 2016
Looks kawaii
opera 29 Aug, 2016
Good to have some more fighting games. But i pass on this one, cause I don't like the idea of using wine. I rather stick to Skullgirls at the moment and keep on waiting for the Street Fighter V port.
Kiba 29 Aug, 2016
This is not a good game, i played it on Windows and hated it, it has no options and the resolution is ridiculous.
InverseTelecine 29 Aug, 2016
Come on people. Let's not let the comments here turn into another Wine-hate bandwagon.

This is a 2D fighter that's not going to be taxing any systems, and it's an older game so we likely were never going to get it on Linux at all without a wrapper. This is just not a situation in which we can reasonably bitch about not getting a native port.

But hey! It's a 2D fighter with a well-done anime art style! Those are not common on Linux! Even if it's not your cup of tea, it strengthens the variety of games on our platform! Can we just be happy about the gift instead of moaning about how the wrapping paper isn't perfect?
boltronics 30 Aug, 2016
If it's running under CrossOver, then I expect they paid CodeWeavers for the port. CodeWeavers are the biggest Wine contributors, so are a company we should support. Compare that to eON wrappers and indirectx wrappers, which don't contribute anything back to free software.
mrdeathjr 30 Aug, 2016
Maybe buy but 50% is low however if you buy bundle discount up to 63%

omer666 30 Aug, 2016
Quoting: mrdeathjrMaybe buy but 50% is low however if you buy bundle discount up to 63%

There's no need to buy the Bundle as all DLC is already included in Linux version...
Linas 30 Aug, 2016
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Quoting: omer666
Quoting: mrdeathjrMaybe buy but 50% is low however if you buy bundle discount up to 63%
There's no need to buy the Bundle as all DLC is already included in Linux version...
All the playable characters at least. Don't think that the soundtrack and the artwork are included. Or maybe I don't know where to look for them? :S:
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