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A small update on the status of BATTLETECH for Linux
24 August 2018 at 5:59 pm UTC

1.2 Beta update out - no news on Linux.....

Also what I don't understand is where the issues are arising from as the beta ran errorless for me, combat only...

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
21 August 2018 at 10:04 pm UTC Likes: 3

Bother you guys beat me to it... small list so far but moving up

Harebrained Schemes making 'good progress' on the Linux version of BATTLETECH
23 June 2018 at 2:23 pm UTC

Luke_NukemI've been addicted to this for a while now - playing on macOS.
The game is everything you could hope for, and more.

How's the performance on macOS?

It's... reasonable. I had to turn anti-aliasing off, and reduce effects details - but you know, running on a MacBook Pro with an RX560, and probably with the last openGL version whatever that was. It's good enough for a game or two.

I fully expect the Linux performance to be kilometers ahead.

It’s a metal game... And that’s what you’ll get out of a 560, it’ll be the same on windows.

Oh cool! \m/.

But yeah, honestly though, even with a few deets turned off or down, it still looks great and runs fantastic. Super enjoyable game.

Yes I to my shame have been playing it on Windows.... (actually the one reason I have booted up windows in the last months....
Given that the Linux beta on steam was months away it appears really really odd that it will take so long to finish the last bits (at that time I ran into few problems)....

also performance is really poor IMHO, i have a laptop with i7 and gtx1060 and it struggles to get to any decent frame rate unless you turn down effects as described (handles most other things just fine), gpu seems to be stressed 100% all the time....

A bunch of Feral Interactive Linux ports may be broken on Arch and others, here's a possible workaround
14 October 2017 at 7:39 pm UTC

BrisseJust received an update on Ubuntu 17.10 which claims to fix this issue.

yes seems to work - just deleted the symbolic links in Total War Warhammer and it starts!!!


A bunch of Feral Interactive Linux ports may be broken on Arch and others, here's a possible workaround
4 October 2017 at 8:19 pm UTC

AnjuneI found a workaround that works here:

Basically, cd to the game's lib directory and run ln -s x86_64 . -- worked with Life is Strange and Shadow of Mordor, haven't tried any others yet.

Edit: Tried on Ubuntu 17.10

Thanks! Worked for all my currently installed Feral games, including Dirt Rally which I recently bought and haven't played yet so that makes me really excited

Oh, and the last line should be
$ ln -s x86_64/* .
Didn't work without the asterix for me.

"hmm worked in Hitman but not in Total War Warhammer...."

now fixed, only use one fix I tried the LD path and the ln -s x86_64 at the same time and that did not work at all

anybody had success on that with Ubuntu 17.10?


Ryan "Icculus" Gordon is looking for new games to port to Linux, pay not required
21 August 2017 at 7:32 pm UTC

themixturemediaI would really love to see him help the guys at Harebrained Schemes to bring the port of Battletech to Linux sooner. I tried to play it with Wine and the graphics are really bad right now. I think he would do a great job helping with the port.

maybe drifting off topic but what settings did you use to get it running on wine ?

Aspyr Media state they are looking at ways to improve Civilization VI performance on Linux
5 March 2017 at 9:05 am UTC Likes: 1

Sparhawkworks fine for me. AI turns could be quicker. That's about it.
This is the exact issue! Has anyone compared AI turns on Windows and Linux? This where I would hope to get a real improvement - it does seem to think and think....

Graphics are nice but its turned based civ and really should look like this: [img=320x240][/img]

And in other news....: Civ was supposed to be an RTS!

Editorial: A chat about asking developers for a Linux port
6 December 2016 at 10:47 pm UTC

Well said Liam,

remember just because you use Linux you don't need to be have like a certain Mr Torvalds.....

Some nuts Black Friday deals for Linux gamers to make note of
25 November 2016 at 1:14 pm UTC

any good deals on gtx 1060 6GB? the mini gtx 1070 looks tempting but that is starting to be a bit rich for me?

also total war warhammer: 29GBP -- its at Zavvi though
Zavi Total War Warhammer

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