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Aquanox Deep Descent is out. Native version a possibility?
Shmerl 5 days ago

Aquanox Deep Descent looks quite good: https://www.gog.com/game/aquanox_deep_descent

I asked developers about Linux release during their crowdfunding. They said it's a possibility but can't say for sure.

QuoteAs we are in early stages with the project and our evaluation of UE4 we will not be able to confirm Linux 100% for sure within the campaign. It's very very likely from what we've seen so far (and given that our lead designer is a big Linux fan), but we don't want to promise something before we can be 100 % sure.

Avehicle7887 5 days ago

Maybe it's just my bad experience with the engine, but UE4 + Linux tends to spell disaster. Given the rise of Stadia I would expect the devs to have at least fixed the Vulkan performance issues by this point.

The OpenGL renderer at least seemed to work good, Everspace performs quite well natively on low end hardware.

Shmerl 5 days ago

Yeah, I suspect Google could have contributed some fixes to UE. But they might be not out until UE5.

Julius 3 days ago

Yeah, I also kickstartered this back then, because it was the time when it looked very likely that a Linux port would come. 5 years later, not so much.

Haven't got around trying it with Proton as I am away from my main gaming PC. Anyone had luck with that?

But I also hope it will be successful enough that they will consider adding VR. Seems like such a natural fit for it.

Shmerl 2 days ago

I also wonder if anyone tried it in Wine. I'll wait for some reports. I like Aquanox 2, so I was looking forward to this release.

Last edited by Shmerl on 21 October 2020 at 5:08 am UTC

Xpander a day ago

Someone is playing it. Its in german though, but maybe ask him in comments about it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdJMQEXq470

Julius a day ago

Oh nice. He is saying that except for some video playback (that can be fixed with some media foundation tweaks) the game runs great with Proton.

PublicNuisance a day ago

Quoting: Avehicle7887Maybe it's just my bad experience with the engine, but UE4 + Linux tends to spell disaster. Given the rise of Stadia I would expect the devs to have at least fixed the Vulkan performance issues by this point.

The OpenGL renderer at least seemed to work good, Everspace performs quite well natively on low end hardware.

Yaakuro has a Patreon for fixing up UE4 on Linux if anyone wants to help him out.

https://www.patreon.com/ue4linux

Last edited by PublicNuisance on 22 October 2020 at 5:35 am UTC

Avehicle7887 a day ago

Gave the game a quick test with Wine Staging 5.19 (which includes mfplat support out of the box).

Videos worked out of the box and performance is equally great, however for some reason the game is leaking memory like crazy. I increased the swap size to see how far it would go, ended up filling all of it and crashed eventually. Maybe it's my Wine build, haven't looked far into it though.

I will try with again later with an older Wine build and add the Microsoft mfplat dlls.

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EDIT:

Clean prefix with Wine Staging 5.8, game is much more stable (no memory leak) but requires Microsoft mfplat workarounds for fmv's to work.

Last edited by Avehicle7887 on 22 October 2020 at 10:33 am UTC

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