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Lite May 9, 2013 @ 6:12pm
No Linux?
Damn. It's 2013 and I'm still having to run new games in an emulator? Probably not going to buy, at least not until someone confirms it works in Wine.
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Horcrux May 9, 2013 @ 9:52pm 
The original Sanctum didn't run too well. It might work well on Wine, at least with some tweaking. But yes, first borrow a friend's Steam account to test it. Also, it seems incredibly difficult to get Unreal Engine 3 games to run natively on Linux (the only game to ever do this was Dungeon Defenders), so don't hate Coffee Stain for developing Windows-only.
Jimbodavidson May 10, 2013 @ 2:44am 
Keep in mind that games natively on linux is a very new idea, only started a year or two ago, so dont expect big(ish) companies to catch on so soon.
Bons May 10, 2013 @ 2:49am 
Lets hope in the future there will be a Linux Port of this game, i would buy Sanctum 2 for sure if there is a native linux version :- )
Last edited by Bons; May 10, 2013 @ 2:51am
almondman May 11, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
Gaming on Linux is still not fully here yet. However with valve backing linux as a gaming platform, progress is being made! no to mention the humble bundle deals that have also made an effort.
Last edited by almondman; May 11, 2013 @ 4:51pm
Lite May 12, 2013 @ 7:28pm 
Wine (playonlinux) + openal plugin for sound, Sanctum 1 runs alright for me... though you need some serious hardware for it to run smooth enough to play. I have to run it on low settings with an i5 and gtx 680.
I don't want any frustration to be interpretted as hating on CoffeeStain. I just want to be able to run the game and preferably natively.
Fridge Panic May 12, 2013 @ 10:48pm 
I just love it when people don't understand the concept of market share.
J-Dizzle: Native games on Linux is an OLD idea, that has recently gotten some fresh attention. I used to play *so much* UT2004 back in the day (on Linux). Seems like Unreal Engine 2 supported Linux well, but they never got it really working with 3.

Fridge Panic: Don't be a♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥just because they asked.
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The_Announcer May 14, 2013 @ 8:51am 
I don't really know much about Linux only that it's crap for gaming... Care to educate me?
The doctor is in May 14, 2013 @ 9:28pm 
linux lol

steam tf2 was a disaster

no matter what box i tried the video drivers never worked well enough to run the game

That's funny, it ran really nice and smooth for me. Much better than Mac TF2. Both of them on just an 8800GTS.
The doctor is in May 14, 2013 @ 9:55pm 
ah u have old hardware

i have newer so there are like no good drivers
Ravenize > * May 14, 2013 @ 9:56pm 
I actually emailed the developers about this for Sanctum 1 and the CEO was nice enough to respond (they're awesome!) so here's what he said: "About Linux sadly it's a rather big task to get it running there (UE3 has no big Linux support..) so I don't see it happening."
Lite May 15, 2013 @ 9:07pm 
Thanks for the reply, Ravenize. Also, I borrowed a friend's account to install it and test in wine with several different configurations and had no luck getting it to run. Unreal Tournament 3 supposedly runs well in Linux though. If anyone else wants to take a crack at it let me know how things turn out. You might find the WineHQ page for Unreal Tournament 3 helpful and maybe miss some tweak that I overlooked that makes it magically work.
rrae Oct 27, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
this is very sad, given that earlier versions of the unreal engine were ported to linux long before steam was ported to linux.

btw., at least one UE3 game was ported anyways (Dungeon Defenders)
I'd love to see native sanctum port, too!
kn00tcn Oct 27, 2013 @ 3:42pm 
UE3 has changed drastically over the years, UT3 is very lightweight & runs on shader2 hardware compared to today's games

UE2 had strongish opengl support (like UE1) probably due to the PC situation at that time along with how engines werent as complex back then, but UE3 seems to be different other than the OSX ports of random games

it probably makes more sense to port from OSX than windows... does steamplay require a minimum set of linux flavors to be supported?

one of the dungeondefenders guys posts a lot on UDK forums, they've really dug into UE3 quite deeply, so sounds like a studio outside of coffeestain would be better suited to do a linux port
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