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Here's a way to fix the broken water in ARK: Survival Evolved on Linux
13 October 2017 at 2:03 pm UTC

At this point, I'm wondering whether they have full time engineers working on the game, or even developers at all (if there is a difference). Despite the promises, I'm not putting a lot of hope in getting Linux fixes any time soon ... much less something like Vulkan.

The situation of 'RUINER' coming to Linux is so very strange, developers now asking for requests
15 September 2017 at 3:03 pm UTC Likes: 6

  • phase 1: sure, why not ?
  • phase 2: wait, now we got a big messy codebase, it might actually not be as easy as we dreamed
  • phase 3: is it even worth the effort ?

A bunch of Feral Interactive Linux ports may be broken on Arch and others, here's a possible workaround
12 September 2017 at 7:46 am UTC

stan
mirvLooks to only have the path compiled in. Not sure that's a wise idea. Not guarantee that the target system is using the same file tree.
You can set a relative rpath too, which should be fine for a subdir of the game’s directory.

But then you'd need a convention for what working directory the steam games should be run from (maybe this exists already).

A bunch of Feral Interactive Linux ports may be broken on Arch and others, here's a possible workaround
11 September 2017 at 7:52 pm UTC

sbolokanov
GnurfosThere's something I don't understand, can someone clarify :
  • In addition, why would there be libs already present in a game's folder, which are not used by default by the game launcher ?
The problem is that it can't find thouse game libs. That's the whole problem.

I got that, but why bother putting these libs in the game's deliverable in the first place, if the game launcher does not set LD_LIBRARY_PATH pointing to their containing folder ?

A bunch of Feral Interactive Linux ports may be broken on Arch and others, here's a possible workaround
11 September 2017 at 12:48 pm UTC

There's something I don't understand, can someone clarify :
  • Steam provides a "runtime" (a bunch of libs, not in the games folders). Shouldn't games be using that, and not be impacted by system updates ?
  • In addition, why would there be libs already present in a game's folder, which are not used by default by the game launcher ?

The ARK: Survival Evolved launch trailer is here, more tests done, no Vulkan support soon
2 September 2017 at 4:58 am UTC

I re-tried a cave after the removal of ~/.nv. I think that one has waterfalls, because the glitches were similar to the ones from the rain. Plus the black clouds seeem to be from dung beetles. Maybe there were more/different bugs before, I don't know, but caves are still not playable unfortunately. I'm not sure redownloading the game would help, and it's a big download (and I fear losing my world).

The ARK: Survival Evolved launch trailer is here, more tests done, no Vulkan support soon
1 September 2017 at 7:54 am UTC

jasonmThe driver version you speak of and removing the ~/.nv directory was for fixing the caves on Ark. Did you try to go into any caves to test it?

I tried with that driver but before removing ~/.nv. I met a black could thingy near the entrace of a cave so I turned back. I have no idea whether this was "the cave bug" or "just" the usual dino effects bug, to me they could well be the same thing.

I will retry the cave when I can. All other problems (dino effects, rain) are still there even after removing ~/.nv though.

The ARK: Survival Evolved launch trailer is here, more tests done, no Vulkan support soon
31 August 2017 at 6:57 am UTC

What's special about the 2 drivers versions mentionned ? I have the first (384.59) and the game seems as glitchy to me as ever (plus the brown seas), even after removing ~/.nv

ARK: Survival Evolved updated with the latest 'Unreal Rendering code', still terrible on Linux
17 August 2017 at 12:32 pm UTC Likes: 1

So, there have been improvements for some players.
For some players, there has been no improvement.
It seems that overall there is still a big proportion of users for which the quality is unacceptable.

From this I'd say "still terrible on linux" is pretty much accurate.

I really want to believe in Ark, but there's a strong impression that any improvement was rather accidental than intentional (added to their zero communication about linux problems).

West of Loathing, a comedy stick-figure wild west adventure RPG is coming to Linux soon
5 August 2017 at 9:21 am UTC Likes: 1

I enjoyed kol's jokes so much, this one will be an instant-buy, and even if it's just half as good, I'll be happy

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