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fermionic Jul 12, 2014 @ 6:34pm
Gamepad doesn't work under Linux
"We made a proper Linux/SteamOS port of LIMBO."

Well. Gamepad just doesn't work. I can't see how this is a "proper" Linux port.

Currently suggested hack is xf86-input-joystick, which is just a hack to control keyboard/mouse using a joystick. In case you're not familiar with GNU/Linux, no, this is not having gamepad support in GNU/Linux userland.

1) either remove the misleading information on your store page (that is, do not advertise your product as having gamepad support or having proper Linux support)
2) or fix the gamepad code.
Last edited by fermionic; Jul 12, 2014 @ 6:34pm
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BlaXpirit Jul 13, 2014 @ 12:09am 
Big deal. AntiMicro is often better than gamepad support.
Michael Price Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:18pm 
So wrong it is sad. No working controller isn't close to a proper port.
Sonatine Jul 19, 2014 @ 3:01am 
Would you consider a controller port on Linux, please ?
[And thanks for the Linux/SteamOS port anyway.]
Honey Boo Boo Jul 21, 2014 @ 2:20pm 
Yoy have to watch out for ports done by Ryan, they are often abandoned half done:
Sonatine Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:38am 

I've tried running the game via BigPicture. So, I've plugged my controller (XBox controller) and launched the game.

Here comes the "Press any key to start", I do, thinking 'Damn it, tried it, doesn't work'. I begin to walk a little and what do I hear? My controller's vibrating!

I've played half an hour, it seems to work just fine.

Hope it helps...

NB: OS Linux-x86_64 (Linux Mint 17 'Qiana')
fermionic Aug 10, 2014 @ 3:16pm 
Well of course it will work. You can also wire & solder your gamepad to some keyboard buttons, which will also work. They are essentially the same thing (soft vs hard). xboxdrv is the same hack xf86-input-joystick is: it maps the input onto keyboard. Again, unlike what they implied in their Linux announcement, this game does NOT have joystick support on Linux, it only supports keyboard.
Last edited by fermionic; Aug 10, 2014 @ 3:22pm
Fresh Faced Facial Aug 11, 2014 @ 11:26pm 
maybe you need swag?
axx May 5 @ 5:25am 
So, any ideas on how to get my brand new Steam Controller working with LIMBO on Linux? (Debian 9, if that matters)
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