PA is really, really bad on Linux right now

Discussion in 'Mac and Linux' started by liamdawe, August 22, 2014.

  1. thetrophysystem

    thetrophysystem Post Master General

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    You think it might literally take a seperately built-for-linux sort of division to fix this? I hope the work around works for you instead. Let us know if there is any way we can help. SXX is fully dedicated, I probably won't be much use...
  2. dukyduke

    dukyduke Active Member

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    Don't be sorry to provide an answer even incomplete !
    It shows that you take care of this.

    If you wait to have a complete answer to communicate, people tend to think that they've been forgotten.

    So thank you for your answer.
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  3. philoscience

    philoscience Post Master General

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    Don't get me wrong, it is amazing that you guys are committed to supporting Linux. And I know how much it means to the portion of the userbase that is linux bound. But I can't help but imagine it is an extremely small slice of the overall userbase pie. To me it is totally understandable that Linux dev will lag a bit behind the primary platforms.
  4. SXX

    SXX Post Master General

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    Since support for open source drivers was implemented it's not lag behind anymore. Unfortunately this doesn't increase developers ability to fix bug within 3rd party closed source binary.
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  5. gerii

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    Just played a whole game with the new PTE :rolleyes:
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  6. sechastain

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    Don't mess with me.
  7. burtmonkey

    burtmonkey New Member

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    UI keeps crashing for me same issues as before.
  8. dukyduke

    dukyduke Active Member

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    dukyduke Active Member

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    I've just tested it and I had it too :(
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    n00n Active Member

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    Thanks for reporting guys. Saved me wasting time d/ling the PTE. :cool:
  12. gerii

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    Just finished my third game against the AI now and never had the issue. *fingerscrossed*
  13. SXX

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    You just lucky, there was no Coherent changes. :p
  14. liamdawe

    liamdawe Active Member

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    Let me get this straight, the game is releasing and the build that will be the "gold" released build doesn't have this fixed?

    Is that about right?
  15. thetrophysystem

    thetrophysystem Post Master General

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    gerii claims he had no problems, just lucky. However, it appears, and wouldn't be the first time a company ever did this, that this game may launch without a linux crash fix, and will require a patch later to fix it.

    Now, it will get it's patch, if not from coherent themselves, then the devs will figure out something different I am sure.

    It will probably be, to linux users, about as buggy as simcity and gta5 was for everyone on launch. Hopefully it will get fixed soon though. Sucks that coherent, an otherwise functional on all OSes middleware, failed the linux community at the last moment. Real promising software, never seen a middleware I liked as much as coherent, really hope it is used by all programs in the next age, but it definitely needs to put all hands on deck to dig into this problem and fix it, and then move on with whatever updating they are doing...
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  16. liamdawe

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    I'm downloading a PTE build using that handy python patcher someone created and posted in this forum, so at least I can see if it is any better since someone reported it is.
  17. thetrophysystem

    thetrophysystem Post Master General

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    The GO launcher? SXX made that one. If another one, then different. I am not sure how Steam works on linux, but if the beta opt-in feature is still there when you right click in library, then you can use that to install the launcher.

    Maybe I should do that, haven't used my linux OS in a while and haven't even seen the difficulty yet myself. I bet it's bad though, like restart 5 times per game bad.
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  19. liamdawe

    liamdawe Active Member

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    That's the one the Pyrus one worked a treat.

    Also BIG NEWS.

    I can also confirm that so far two games in a row with no black screen, and....dun dun dun...the UI has appeared in game both times :D

    This is on the latest PTE build.
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  20. Brokenshakles

    Brokenshakles Active Member

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    Ok, so it looks like the big item here is still unresolved, but some satellite issues are getting fixed. Some progress, at least.

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