Steam version on linux? Possible?

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Steam version on linux? Possible?

Post by schotty » January 11th, 2011, 8:43 pm

I currently have actually both Books 1 & 2 bought on Steam, can I get them working via wine or Crossover Games?

Thanks!
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Re: Steam version on linux? Possible?

Post by xolotl » January 12th, 2011, 10:13 am

Steam itself runs in both, I believe; you'd be best off just trying it yourself. I'm guessing that very few Linux users have tried, since there's the native versions available.

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Re: Steam version on linux? Possible?

Post by schotty » January 12th, 2011, 9:11 pm

I have, and I get errors on the menu in Bk 2, and the main menu is black in Bk 1. Just curious if there is a known fix or whatnot to work around this. My main setup is using CXG 9.2.1 right now.

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Re: Steam version on linux? Possible?

Post by schotty » January 13th, 2011, 10:21 am

OK, after googling around for what the menu looks like, I got Bk 1 working under CXG. Here is my appdb entry with them:
http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibilit ... pp_id=8075

Any hints with Bk 2 would be greatly appreciated.

For an idea of what I get:
http://www.schotty.com/storage/images/eschalonbk2.png

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Re: Steam version on linux? Possible?

Post by SpottedShroom » January 13th, 2011, 9:01 pm

The amount of effort it would take to get the games running in Wine would seem to outweigh the relatively small cost of purchasing a copy of the native Linux build direct from Basilisk. But hey, as long as you're having fun!

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