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WWI FPS 'Tannenberg' is now running quite nicely on Linux, good fun too

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Tannenberg [Steam, Official Site], the WWI FPS from Blackmill Games and M2H who developed Verdun is now running quite nicely on Linux.

Disclosure: Copy personally purchased.

At release right up until the one of the latest patches, the game had a big problem on Linux with AMD and NVIDIA where a lot of objects would turn purple or red, for me it was quite unplayable due to how bad it was. They've now managed to fix those graphical glitches and it's looking pretty good. At least, everything now looks like it should as far as I can tell.

Truthfully, I never got along with their previous game Verdun, but I've been greatly enjoying Tannenberg. Everything about it feels better, including: the movement, the gunplay, the maps and so on. It just feels like a much better game as a whole. The wider and more open maps are a vast improvement for me, I hated the constant confined spaces in the trenches in Verdun.

I've especially enjoyed the Manoeuvre game mode, which sees two teams with multiple squads face off on a large map to conquer sectors. I especially love the spawn system, with it zooming out to have you pick a sector, then it zooms right into your character—brilliant. It was especially exciting seeing a biplane fly overhead.

In terms of performance, it's not amazing, but on max settings I've found it okay. It hovers between 40-60FPS on my 980ti, which is very playable for me. Obviously tweaking your settings will give you much better performance, but I'm quite happy on max settings.

If you're looking for a somewhat realistic, slower-paced FPS, do check out Tannenberg on Steam. It's not going to be in Early Access for too long either, as they're aiming to exit early next year. Before they leave Early Access, they are planning to: overhaul the UI, make sound improvements, improve performance (they say it's a big priority), improve bots and they're also looking to improve the "clunkiness" of movement.

I will leave you with this lovely picture of me about to shoot someone up the arse:

No, I didn't die trying to take that. However, I did die right after it from someone else hiding behind a tree.

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Tiedemann 24 November 2017 at 11:08 pm UTC
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Just played it for an hour or so and I really like what I see. Not a fan of "small" maps either, and it plays a bit like BF2 etc. where you can actually feel like progressing through the map when conquering sectors. Good pacing.

Love the way the weapons work and the aiming felt spot on.

Ended up as a squad leader on round two (not by choice) and only got a pistol. Took forever to get the damn thing reloaded but it worked amazingly well on the battlefield.

Will be fun to follow this game and see what we end up with.
heidi.wenger 26 November 2017 at 11:04 pm UTC
Just bumped into this looking about Tannenberg. Are these guys for real? Couldn't be bothered to listen through.

"Racism In Online Video games"

"This week, post-Turkey-Day, we take a long hard look at the single biggest factor preventing us from playing (the otherwise excellent sequel to "Verdun", "Tannenberg." The answer: in-game online white supremacy"

http://www.bestlinuxgames.com/?q=content/blgp-ep-161-racism-online-video-games
Tiedemann 26 November 2017 at 11:20 pm UTC
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heidi.wengerJust bumped into this looking about Tannenberg. Are these guys for real? Couldn't be bothered to listen through.

"Racism In Online Video games"

"This week, post-Turkey-Day, we take a long hard look at the single biggest factor preventing us from playing (the otherwise excellent sequel to "Verdun", "Tannenberg." The answer: in-game online white supremacy"

http://www.bestlinuxgames.com/?q=content/blgp-ep-161-racism-online-video-games

Not really thought much about it but I'm more thick skinned than most ppl (though I do think the online culture was 10x better before "everyone" got on). Not really sure I've seen more than the normal crap in the chat in this game. Fairly quiet actually when thinking of how many there are in a match, at least compared to the latest BF games I've played.

That said, I did not listen to the whole thing. I found him annoying and got ppl to kill
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