Harebrained Schemes announces
a new version 1.1 patch for Shadowrun
is now available in beta, offering improvements for the game, as
well as Linux support for both the game and the editor. Here's word on how to
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.
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.