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    Default A Linux Demo For Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Phoronix: A Linux Demo For Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    A month ago we reported that the Amnesia game was getting ready for a Linux release and now the Swedish developers behind this game, known properly as "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" have released a demo of the game. Frictional Games has released this demo for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X gamers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODU2Ng

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    Already ordered one. Thanks for a plug.

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    Runs like a champ on my system (Phenom II x4 965, GeForce GTX460 1GB) with all options maxed. The game looks beautiful in all its dark, twisted, and unsettling glory, and the visual effects are great. Much of the awesome atmosphere of the Penumbra games was created through masterfully implemented audio and Amnesia doesn't disappoint in that department either. The audio effects are quite good, the ambient effects quite haunting, and the narration is quality.

    I preordered this game months ago when the preorder first started. Just a few days left until I get to enjoy the full game in all its glory. From what I got to play in the demo this game is going to be straight up terrific. I can't wait to be scared out of my mind

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    Hmm the texures in that vid look sooo 1998!

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    Works and runs on r300g - except that everything is upside down


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    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    Works and runs on r300g - except that everything is upside down

    Similar problem, different operating system:
    http://www.frictionalgames.com/forum...52-page-1.html
    and bug report(new one would be better):
    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29420

    I can also say that Amnesia demo turned my world upside down.

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    I actually filed that bug (just so there's no confusion) . Quite interesting to note that the same problem can appear on a totally different implementation though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    I actually filed that bug (just so there's no confusion) . Quite interesting to note that the same problem can appear on a totally different implementation though.
    Apparently Frictional Games have made patch to fix problems with X1xxx based Radeon cards. I hope they will release Linux version soon enough.

    http://www.frictionalgames.com/forum...58-page-1.html
    http://support.frictionalgames.com/entry/98/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobkas View Post
    Similar problem, different operating system:
    http://www.frictionalgames.com/forum...52-page-1.html
    and bug report(new one would be better):
    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29420

    I can also say that Amnesia demo turned my world upside down.
    $ xrandr -o inverted; ./amnesia ;xrandr-o normal
    ? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxi_jac View Post
    $ xrandr -o inverted; ./amnesia ;xrandr-o normal
    ? :P
    Heh, that was so crazy I just had to try it out!


    Just too bad that all the effects are the wrong way around now.

    (Oh, and by the way, gnome-screenshot doesn't work with the screen rotated, my screencaps came out the right way!)

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