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Receiver is a name I've not heard in a long time, the indie FPS released back in 2013 by Wolfire Games and it's just seen a big update.

There's no new enemies or levels in this update, instead Wolfire focused on the tech that runs the game. In this case it's the Unity game engine and they gave it quite a big update. It also adds in some graphical prettiness and other bits like that.

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Update Highlight:

  • Much smoother performance
  • Eliminated loading 'hitch' when entering new rooms
  • Added post effects (TXAA, SSAO, bloom, color grading, automatic eye exposure adjustment)
  • Fixed problem with doorways not always aligning perfectly
  • Moved an awkward pipe obstacle
  • Fixed a problem with shell casings going to sleep in midair
  • Converted from Unityscript to C#
  • Updated from Unity 2012 to 2019

Given how the tech stack running the game is more modern and actually supported, hopefully this means they might expand it. The idea was great, just the enemies were a little too simple.

I gave it a test run the other night and it did work very nicely on NVIDIA, although it seems AMD GPU users might have some issues.

Available from Humble Store, Steam and itch.io although itch seems outdated.


Update: It seems people with an AMD GPU appear to have major graphical issues. For now, you can use this launch option which seems to correct it:

-force-glcore42 -force-clamped

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5 comments

Faalagorn 16 Sep, 2019
I was pretty sure I saw some update some time ago, just as I decided to download it – it's great game to fill my gun porn needs after Escape from Tarkov stopped working due to Battleye update! (and it's native)
HadBabits 16 Sep, 2019
HOLY SHIT-- Does this mean it will finally stop violently stuttering between rooms, at long last? :'D
stan 17 Sep, 2019
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I bought it in 2014 and haven’t tried it yet…
Liam Dawe 18 Sep, 2019
If you have graphical issues, use this as a launch option:
-force-glcore42 -force-clamped
I asked some on Steam to try it and they confirmed it fixes it for AMD GPUs.
edo 27 Sep, 2019
You can also force vulkan in this game with
-force-vulkan
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