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Wasteland 2 has been released to great acclaim, earning Game of the Year from PCWorld, and reaching #1 on the Steam sales charts. Now, the Director's Cut comes as a free PC update to all backers as our thanks for making the game happen!
Wasteland 2 has been released to great acclaim, earning Game of the Year from PCWorld, and reaching #1 on the Steam sales charts. Now, the Director's Cut comes as a free PC update to all backers as our thanks for making the game happen!
61,290 backers pledged $2,933,252 to help bring this project to life.
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    1. Jalister on

      I still haven't decided what I'm going to do, DRM free Windows or Steam Linux.

    2. Jalister on

      From Twitter - GOGcom - If you backed W2 on Kickstarter, you should get your redeemable code, so you can play TODAY!

    3. Jere Hyrsky on

      So excited to play Wasteland 1! It's been too long since the last time. Interested to see how the new version looks and plays like.

    4. John Payne on

      Can't wait for Wasteland 1 TOC! Thanks guys!

    5. Theobeau:OOoE\Mad man with a box/Exiled on

      It is going to be interesting to see how the memory of WL1 compares to the experience of playing it on a modern PC.

      I tried to give Bards Tale Reloaded (that is the re-made original BT that came with the new game) a go but found the cognitive dissonance too much!

    6. Rinu on

      By the way, Humble Store was a suggestion. I'm all for other options too (InXile download option, other services, etc.).

    7. Rinu on

      Hi. It's awesome to hear things are getting closer to be done. I know I asked for GOG release in the beginning but I hoped they'd be supporting Linux by now. Please, consider Humble Store possibility. The website supports a linking with a personnal account (thus updates are kind of easy to check), all OS, DRM-free and/or Steam key.

    8. Trister - OO's Tormented Master Wetboy on

      gotta say i love that song. hope it shows up in the game. would work on the radio i'd think.

    9. Jalister on

      @Dungeoncrawl - Gaming on Linux has come a long way. And Steam has help recently by getting AMD and Nvidia to finally release some decent video drivers. I still want my DRM free games, but I do recognize what Steam has done for Linux.

      I just can't understand why GOG won't attempt supporting Linux. Being the one true DRM free reseller, I believe Linux customers would flock to them. The wishlist for Linux support there is actually has a lot of votes now.

    10. Silver on

      Thanks for the prompt reply! :)

    11. dungeoncrawl on

      Oh, and I realize that we're not talking about Macs.....I'm just saying it's the same concept. It's not a first tier dev platform.

    12. dungeoncrawl on

      I really don't know how people game on Linux. I think I'd given that up long ago based on all the trouble I constantly see. Seems like the Linux games are always either trying to hit an extra stretch goal, getting their software weeks or months after the Windows games get theirs, etc. Not saying anybody is whining.........just saying it seems like a lot of effort and waiting. Somebody once told me "get a Mac" and my response was "I'd still need my PC to game because all the MAC games are an after thought, months later, some special caveat, etc. Again, just seems like its not worth the trouble.

    13. Thomas Beekers

      EA is not involved at all in how we distribute and sell these keys. It's simply a matter of setting up distribution, like Monty said on the forums, we'll look into it and see what we can do.

    14. Jalister on

      Hopefully EA has taken there hands off of it. At least it's not Origin exclusive. :)

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      Stephen E. Baker on

      I raised the concern about a DRM free linux version in the backer forums yesterday and they responded:

      "We'll certainly investigate. This also might become moot later down the line depending on how exactly Linux Wasteland 2 DRM-free copies are distributed and whether those copies might include a DRM-free version of Wasteland 1.

      You guys are just as important, and we'll do our best to provide a good solution."

      So they are listening :)

    16. Silver on

      Re: Linux, DRM-free. I wonder if EA has placed any restrictions as far as the distribution platforms are concerned? Or did they hand inXile the keys in this case?

    17. Francisco Santiago on

      I guess there's little reason to get the Steam version unless it comes with Trading Cards or something frivolous like that. On, should we expect the bonus stuff they usually come with? Manual, soundtrack, possibly guides, etc.?

    18. Valeriy on

      Don't feed the troll!

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      Thomas on

      Tobi, it's because of people like you that this is a problem. They backed a game that they can use on Linux, and some people don't have a Windows install to use. Which means that the only way that they will be able to play the free gift is if it works in Wine or Crossover.

      Reducing it to whining when we aren't getting as much as you are, just makes you look like a fanbois. It's completely legitimate to complain about this since the original version definitely would run under DOSBox and we don't really know if the updated version will run as well.

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      Scribbleykins on

      Holy shit, miracle of sound made music for you?

      This is a GOOD-day.

    21. Silver on

      Good update! Also, Miracle of Sound! :D

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      Nubcakes on

      I am pleasantly in a good way. Before this kickstarter I only had a vague idea what Wasteland was, only that it was similar to fallout/tactics. I've been wanting to try Wasteland, but I haven't had the time to tinker with my old 486s and Pentium classics enough to get wasteland too run.

      This will allow me to reach back and see just how Wasteland played. I am a rather familiar with older cRPGs like the first two sagas of the Ultima series and all the Might & Magic games so the primitive graphics shouldn't scare me away... I hope!

    23. Jalister on

      @Tobi - I haven't seen a lot of whining. It's mostly been suggestions or requests for another option. I'd be happy with a GOG key and a direct download from inXile for the Linux version. Something to keep in mind, there are Linux users that will refuse to use Steam because of the DRM.

      I know that Wasteland 1 is a bonus gift, but Wasteland 2 is offered as DRM free for Windows, Mac and Linux. This Steam or GOG solution will not work when they deliver Wasteland 2.

      Steam, Desura, Humble Bundle, and even Gamers Gate support Linux now. As much as I love GOG and their #NoDRM, it surprises me they won't support Linux. I vote for The Humble Store now.

    24. Ian Bulock on

      When does the Novella come out? :P

    25. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on

      unbelievable, they give us a present (WL1) and the linux-whiners are out in force again. how about a "thank you" and then shut it! they give you something for free which was not even part of the original kickstarter and you're lamenting that "either DRM or Linux" is "a problem"??? ungrateful is what i call that, be happy with what you've got, ffs.

    26. Daniel

      Very nice song, bit if I may give some small tidbits that struck me with it:
      it's too short, imo. It seems like it is starting up for something, and then it just ends. :(
      Also, the beat-run in the background around 1:55 makes as if it's about to take off in a thumping way before it just ends. I would love if that avenue had been explored proper and the song extended to let it proper unfold, but nice sounding in its current incarnation nonetheless.

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      Jabberwok on

      Cool song, though not really my cup of tea. I could see it as a credit's song, maybe, but not in the game proper, as it would be way too distracting. Maybe in a secret area, or something, if anywhere.

    28. Tomimt on

      That song just HAS to find its way to the game. And yay for the impending Wasteland 1 release.

    29. ET3D on

      Heh, I didn't realise until I read the comments that I can either get DRM-free or Linux, not both. I agree, that's a problem. The Humble Store idea is sound.

      I'm not sure why there's need to choose either Steam or GOG, though. Most developers sell multiple keys for the same price, and it's understood that it's for personal use (for example I bought Defender's Quest at the Humble Store and that gave me both GOG and Steam keys. It's true that some people will share, but most probably won't if told not to, and in any case I don't think it's a good enough reason not to give this freedom.

    30. Knux81 on

      Thanks for the news! This has brightened my week considerably! <3

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      Xuio on

      Please, release Wasteland 1 on Humble Store, too!

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      tracek on

      I am utmost happy that you decided to NOT release the beta version before you feel comfortable with it. Keep up the good work!

      "A software developer is never late. Nor is he early. He delivers precisely when he means to"

    33. Jeremie Lariviere

      Thanks for the update!

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      Lokai on

      Thanks for this update and I love this song by the way (Cries Of A Dead World) - I hope you guys use it in the game somewhere for some reason, or at least for a trailer.

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      SteveW on

      Another +1 for Humble Store - DRM free + Steam key

    36. Jalister on

      +1 for Humble Store. They can provide it all. Windows, Linux, Mac. DRM free AND Steam keys. All in one place.

    37. JackDandy on

      Looking forward to playing Wasteland 1!

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      Stephen E. Baker on

      +1 to the concerns about getting a DRM free linux copy. Humble store?

    39. Jalister on

      The Linux version being the only version without a DRM free version. That is irony.

    40. Zombra on

      Thanks for the shout-out, Twinkie. I think I speak for the rest of Ranger Team Alpha when I say I'm excited to have been drafted, and am grateful if I can help in some small way to keep the forums more sane. I can't vouch for those yahoos on Ranger Team Bravo, though.

    41. Valeriy on

      Only Steam and Linux-hating GOGOGOG. So, there will not be DRM-free version of Wasteland 1 for Linux.

    42. LuckyLuigi on

      I shed a genuine tear of happiness at the news of wasteland 1 Gold.
      And on GOG to boot !
      Thanks a zillion <3

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      EvAk on


      I am in the same boat, autopatching and such is nice, but besides matchmaking, having to deal with Steamworks DRM and the general bugginess/sluggishness as well as the whole DRM-free philosophy, one world price and friendliness of GoG support (especially compared to Steam horror stories/account locking) tips the scale in their favor most of the time.
      @Chris Olson

      I see what you mean, but don't agree completely. I personally won't back any Steam Exclusive Kickstarter because of having DRM (Sadly Shadowrun was a real bait and switch in that regard). I don't enjoy the extra sites, but it gives them easier handling of the files and keys and whatnot, which I want them spending the smallest possible amount of time (and more on the game). I personally back up most of my gog games (and some extras) on my secondary HDD, so a one time access isn't a huge issue for me (for wallpapers and soundtracks).

    44. Turk

      hooray, got a Jinx email and i was like hmmm which one is this.. Red Skorpion here we come

    45. Jalister on

      And here comes my first dilemma with GOG not supporting Linux. I really, really want my games DRM free, but I also want Windows and Linux versions.

      Is there anything in place to let us get DRM free versions of Wasteland on Linux?

    46. gandalf.nho

      Great news. Will get a GOG key for both games without a doubt and put both side by side with their younger cousins (the old Fallout games)

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      Luisfius on

      Damn. It is gonna be tough to choose. Steam autopatches and whatnot but gog is a better fit for wasteland 1. Damn.

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      Chris Olson on

      For those of us who only follow updates via KS and don't have any desire to sign up for additional sites to get reward keys (for this or Torment) - any way to get a key sent to an email address? Further, what's the plan (if determined) for getting that set of backers either/both games once complete?

      I've backed both projects (this and Torment), and I like both games - but as with the Planetary Annihilation project and a number of other video game projects, I feel that having to sign up for additional sites in order to access a reward (tier) is just an alternative form of DRM - just not one that's implemented in the game itself, and one that's ostensibly more socially acceptable for the majority.

    49. Koshinator on

      Gavin Dunne is just sooooo gooood.

      Can't wait for the BETA either