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Surprise, F1 2017 for Linux appears on SteamDB
26 August 2017 at 1:28 am UTC

Hmm. As I said before, although I'm a huge fan of driving games and of F1, the combination of the two just never seems to grab me in the way you'd expect. Never say never, though. It does look good.

F1 2017 could be on the way to Linux, as Feral Interactive want to see demand for it
18 August 2017 at 4:13 pm UTC

I'm a huge fan of both driving games and F1, but the last F1 game I really got into was Geoff Crammond's original F1GP on the Amiga. And that was only because it was all there was.

Whenever I've tried any since, they've either been absolutely awful (a lot of the post-Crammond, pre-Codemasters stuff), or too realistic, and simply not fun. An F1 car is just too fast for most people's reaction times. An F1 driver's job is hard work. So you have to have a bunch of driver aids and “cheats” and whatnot, and... well, what's the point? It becomes an arcade racer posing as a sim. Why not simulate touring cars accurately and really enjoy it?

So... nah. Thanks for considering it, Feral, but I don't think I'm in.

What games do you want ported to Linux? Feral Interactive want to know again
18 August 2017 at 3:55 pm UTC Likes: 2

jayceethe Linux users who want to play Witcher 3 have already bought it

Have we?

What games do you want ported to Linux? Feral Interactive want to know again
12 August 2017 at 3:05 pm UTC Likes: 1


Since Codemasters have been pretty good to us so far, I'm kind of expecting that one anyway. But yes. Add it to my list.

What games do you want ported to Linux? Feral Interactive want to know again
11 August 2017 at 9:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

I keep forgetting I have an account now, so I can join in the fun...

Witcher 3
Fallout 4
Elite: Dangerous (Seriously, the original has been unshakeable from the top of my “greatest games of all time” list since 1984. I am absolutely front and centre of their core market. But... no Linux version, no sale.)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Dishonored 2
Assetto Corsa

GTAV and Skyrim would be nice if they helped people switch to Linux, but I've already played them to death on the Xbox 360. (Hmm. Modding, though... )

ARK: Survival Evolved has just had a price increase, it has more than doubled
6 July 2017 at 9:58 pm UTC Likes: 2

Yech. I played it a while back when they had a free weekend on Steam, and on paper it's right up my street. Sure, it's as hard as nails, but I expect I could get round that over time. But the performance was absolutely terrible, and even at the reduced price they were offering at the time it just didn't seem worth it.

That said, I did consider it again during the Steam sale there. And I can understand an early-access title increasing in price on launch (although not before it). But £55 is crazy money for any game, let alone one that clearly still isn't finished.

Pity. It had so much potential.

The Witcher 3 didn't come to Linux likely as a result of the user-backlash from The Witcher 2
3 July 2017 at 9:58 pm UTC Likes: 11

Long-time reader, had to register to comment on this.

CDPR/VP had the best post-purchase support I've ever experienced for The Witcher 2, bar none. Yes, there were issues with the port, but I posted a couple of tickets on Github, one of the devs actually emailed me personally at one point, and the issues were fixed within days. I've never seen that level of support for any other closed-source game.

So if this is true, it's a real shame. Nobody really deserves abuse for porting games to Linux, but there are plenty of developers who are better deserving of criticism.

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