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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by Rastuasi » Sat, 25. May 19, 14:54

steve_v wrote:
Sat, 25. May 19, 10:19
Awaiting removal of Steam requirement.

Forcing the use of a third-party DRM platform is simply not okay, I'd love to give you money and provide some useful feedback on the beta, but I'm not going to install Steam - ever.
Please push the linux builds to GOG or some other non-obnoxious distribution platform.
GOG is a new unvetted version of Steam. They're the same thing, only GOG has no proof of security and skill. Inaccurate argument.

Just say you don't want to install steam. I for one, don't trust GOG, all their certificates are expired.

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by CBJ » Sat, 25. May 19, 16:30

Let's not start the Steam discussion all over again. If you don't want to use Steam then that's your choice, and the Linux version will be available on GOG when 2.50 is released, which is not far away now.

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by ncc386 » Thu, 30. May 19, 06:10

CBJ wrote:
Sat, 25. May 19, 16:30
Let's not start the Steam discussion all over again. If you don't want to use Steam then that's your choice, and the Linux version will be available on GOG when 2.50 is released, which is not far away now.
I'm excited for the GOG version, as well!

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by CBJ » Thu, 30. May 19, 09:37

Well it's out now, so you can try it.

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by radcapricorn » Thu, 30. May 19, 11:13

CBJ wrote:
Thu, 30. May 19, 09:37
Well it's out now, so you can try it.
It doesn't look like GOG has updated the information. Looking at https://www.gog.com/game/x4_foundations, they still advertise only Windows support.

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by xezwary » Thu, 30. May 19, 11:35

Still can't download the Linux version on GOG, is it gog.com taking their time?

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by omgoshlol » Thu, 30. May 19, 17:21

Not sure if this has been reported but audio breaks when switching devices (onboard line out -> bluetooth). Pulseaudio. Game needs a reboot before audio starts working again.

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by strask412 » Thu, 30. May 19, 17:34

omgoshlol wrote:
Thu, 30. May 19, 17:21
Not sure if this has been reported but audio breaks when switching devices (onboard line out -> bluetooth). Pulseaudio. Game needs a reboot before audio starts working again.
That is a known bug in the basic game: viewtopic.php?f=180&t=410609

Last word from Egosoft was essentially "we won't fix it, just don't switch audio devices while playing".

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by strask412 » Thu, 30. May 19, 17:41

xezwary wrote:
Thu, 30. May 19, 11:35
Still can't download the Linux version on GOG, is it gog.com taking their time?
I confirm that as of Thu May 30 15:40:50 UTC 2019, only Windows version is available at GoG. I tried logging out and back in again, all that stuff.

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by omgoshlol » Thu, 30. May 19, 18:33

strask412 wrote:
Thu, 30. May 19, 17:34
Last word from Egosoft was essentially "we won't fix it, just don't switch audio devices while playing".
That's rather irksome. My dev workstation + htpc + gaming is all done on one device (with long cables) so I switch audio/monitors frequently. I would consider it a bug as the audio doesn't work after switching back to the device used when starting the game

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by strask412 » Thu, 30. May 19, 22:12

omgoshlol wrote:
Thu, 30. May 19, 18:33
That's rather irksome.
Agreed.
I would consider it a bug as the audio doesn't work after switching back to the device used when starting the game
Also agreed; as noted in that other thread, if I'm using my monitor's built-in speakers, and the monitor blanks to power save, the sound breaks until I restart X4. Or did, when I was running the windows version... haven't had a chance to try linux version yet as it's not (fully?) deployed at gog.

However: This isn't the thread for the audio issue, if further discussion on that is desired, let's take it to the bug report thread I linked above.

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by KlausM » Fri, 31. May 19, 18:39

xezwary wrote:
Thu, 30. May 19, 11:35
Still can't download the Linux version on GOG, is it gog.com taking their time?
We're sorry for the delay. GOG is in the process of setting up the Linux version, and it looks like it will take a bit more time than expected.

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by steve_v » Fri, 31. May 19, 21:58

KlausM wrote:
Fri, 31. May 19, 18:39
We're sorry for the delay.
I for one appreciate the communication. :)
Thanks for the update, here's hoping GOG gets their end sorted out soon.

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by strask412 » Fri, 31. May 19, 22:34

steve_v wrote:
Fri, 31. May 19, 21:58
KlausM wrote:
Fri, 31. May 19, 18:39
We're sorry for the delay.
I for one appreciate the communication. :)
Thanks for the update, here's hoping GOG gets their end sorted out soon.
+1, thanks for keeping us updated! :)

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Re: Linux Support (Beta)

Post by KlausM » Mon, 3. Jun 19, 16:44

The Linux version is now available on GOG. :)

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