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DirtyCamper Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:17am
Linux version
Hi,
I bought this, because it said steamplay (meaning a linux version), but now I want to try it, and there is no linux version to try.
Is there a linux version coming, or is this just wrongly advertised?
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DirtyCamper Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:24am 
Never mind the wrong advertising, I now see that it needs a second steam logo.
DirtyCamper Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:31am 
Ok, the question remains: if there is a linux version planned, I do not see a reason to go through the refund process (wow, I love steam, it's clear and not hard to do), but I do need that answered withing the next 10 days ;-).
They have stated that their first priorities are windows/mac/linux but they haven't given any specifics as far as I know.

Source [forums.unknownworlds.com]
ibnbassem Aug 31, 2015 @ 5:06am 
Originally posted by DirtyCamper:
Ok, the question remains: if there is a linux version planned, I do not see a reason to go through the refund process (wow, I love steam, it's clear and not hard to do), but I do need that answered withing the next 10 days ;-).

Try wine? Maybe it will work for now.
DirtyCamper Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:36pm 
Originally posted by ibnbassem:
Originally posted by DirtyCamper:
Ok, the question remains: if there is a linux version planned, I do not see a reason to go through the refund process (wow, I love steam, it's clear and not hard to do), but I do need that answered withing the next 10 days ;-).
Try wine? Maybe it will work for now.
If it is coming anyway I can wait a year or so ;-). But I have played far sky, and that showed how much fun this is...
Obraxis  [developer] Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:47pm 
We can't promise a Linux version, sorry. Never saying never, but unlikely for now.

SteamPlay just allows you to play it on the available platforms, but you need to see your platform's logo.
Last edited by Obraxis; Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:47pm
Steve macAwesome Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:59pm 
Originally posted by YO | Obraxis:
We can't promise a Linux version, sorry. Never saying never, but unlikely for now.

SteamPlay just allows you to play it on the available platforms, but you need to see your platform's logo.

Doesn't Unity parade easy cross-platform compilation as one of its best features? I'd be really interested in hearing why it's more complicated than that!
Mansen Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:44pm 
Originally posted by Steve macAwesome:
Doesn't Unity parade easy cross-platform compilation as one of its best features? I'd be really interested in hearing why it's more complicated than that!

Thing is - While Unity itself may be fairly easy to port around, any addons might not be. The further you stray from the base (which you'll want to really), the more things have to work in tandem to be multi-platform.

Might be as simple as a rendering plugin that doesn't support Linux based paths - Or something completely different. :)
Obraxis  [developer] Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:10pm 
Originally posted by Steve macAwesome:
Doesn't Unity parade easy cross-platform compilation as one of its best features? I'd be really interested in hearing why it's more complicated than that!

It's really not as simple as 'Make Linux version' button. If it was, all Unity games would make all versions, but it's not that simple. Lots of technicalities/driver issues and distro versions cause a lot of headaches for compatibility.
Steve macAwesome Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:20pm 
Interesting replies, thanks!
Ari El Uno Sep 4, 2015 @ 12:26am 
+1 for Linux.
Stupendous Man Sep 4, 2015 @ 4:13am 
I hope you'll reconsider a Linux version in the future, as I'm very interested in buying this game but can't play it due to not owning Windows or Mac.
Also, this would be a great game to have on the soon to be released Steam Machines.
kdp Sep 4, 2015 @ 2:34pm 
+1 from me, will throw money at this when tux appears.
lotw_1 Sep 6, 2015 @ 8:40am 
Originally posted by YO | Obraxis:
Originally posted by Steve macAwesome:
Doesn't Unity parade easy cross-platform compilation as one of its best features? I'd be really interested in hearing why it's more complicated than that!

It's really not as simple as 'Make Linux version' button. If it was, all Unity games would make all versions, but it's not that simple. Lots of technicalities/driver issues and distro versions cause a lot of headaches for compatibility.

Its only a problem when Windows only things are used. But OSX is Linux (BSD)
Originally posted by lotw_1:
Its only a problem when Windows only things are used. But OSX is Linux (BSD)

Problem is, despite all the advances linux has made into the gaming world thanks to steam, windows is still the largest PC gaming platform. I prefer linux myself, but I dual boot windows just because I know that if there's a game I want to play then no matter what, I can play it on windows.
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