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October 17th, 2013, 05:06
Harebrained Schemes has a new post-funding update for Shadowrun Returns with details on a new patch, and that the linux version is now in beta.

Patch 1.1 and Linux now in Beta!

We thought we’d pop our heads up for just a bit and let you guys know about the latest developments for Shadowrun Returns. The big news today is about Patch 1.1, which has two major parts: early access to the code improvements that we are putting in Berlin and the initial release of the Linux version of both the game and editor!

Beta Process

We’re doing things a bit differently than the previous patches we’ve released. We’ve pushed a version up to Steam in a special opt-in “public beta” channel before releasing it to the general public. We will be monitoring this build and the forums closely for any bugs or issues that people may encounter, and if things go smoothly, we expect to promote it to the main release after a week or two.

So if you’re interested in helping the community by reporting bugs, or just need to play with the new toys right away, you’ll want to head over to the Steam forums to learn how to join the Beta and help out. If you’d rather wait for the main release, that’s fine, too!

Just a quick note here: we do not plan on providing DRM free versions of Beta builds during this process. We will of course be putting up final builds in the Backer site when the patch is ready for prime time, but while we work through any last minute issues, Steam will be the only place to get the bleeding-edge (possibly slightly buggy) version of Shadowrun Returns.

Linux

Patch 1.1 will see the Linux port of Shadowrun Returns sit alongside its Mac and PC brethren as a first class citizen at last. We now have a couple of Linux machines in house, and have been busy ironing out the major kinks internally as fast as we could. We know a lot of you have been waiting patiently for this bad boy, and after we give it a bit of time to cool off in the Beta period (again, the Beta is only available through Steam), we’ll be pushing it live with the rest of the 1.1 goodness. From that point forward, it will receive updates on the same schedule as the Windows and OSX versions.

Other Updates of Note

Save Game Improvements: We're happy to report that progress is still being made on the improvements to our saved game system. The code architecture is now in place and we are working through all the extra logic required to save the myriad game states that already exist within the code base. As soon as the feature is complete and fully tested, we'll release it for Dead Man's Switch but we don't want to rush something this complex. We definitely plan to have it fully implemented in time for the Berlin release.

Physical Goods: Most of you have already received your Backer rewards, but there are still a few packages still in transit. The final shipments should head out the door by the end of next week — BUT if you have never provided us with your shipping address, then we don’t know where to send your stuff! Brian in the office here has been drawing up sketches for the fort he plans to build out of leftover Anthology hard-cover books — but we’d much rather mail them out to you! Please contact us at info@hbs-studios.com if you know you have never given us your shipping info.
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October 17th, 2013, 05:06
All good news.
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October 17th, 2013, 22:40
The first beta release wasn't working in Linux, but all is good now (there's a new beta patch from today).

2560x1080 is not supported under Linux (was in Windows if I remember correctly), cloud save games work though.
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October 18th, 2013, 00:06
I started a thread on the technicals that could go into save games and why it should be about 100x easier to write a game for save points.

I can only imagine the nightmare it must be going re-writing it for save anywhere. the linearity of the game must help for that though as they'd only have to save one area at a time.

Developer of The Wizard's Grave Android game. Discussion Thread:
http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22520
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