LIMBO runs under wine, afaik. At least the last version did. Haven't got it to start, yet. Psychonauts doesn't start either, don't yet know why. Bastion runs smoothly for me. Sword + Sworcery has no sound...
This will probably be the last Humble Bundle I buy - at first I thought it was just me, but I guess I'm not the only one who's having trouble getting the games to run on Linux (to be fair, Amnesia told me it didn't support my video card). Either stop advertising "Windows+Mac+Linux" or make sure the games work, please.
I was reading that Limbo is not even Linux native it is running with codeweavers wine emulator. To be honest for the amount of money they are getting for this. The people at Humble Bundle should be ashamed of them. I think I might just stay with games on kickstarter.
There are so many different Linux distributions and configurations therein that make getting all the games to run smoothly under Linux is a herculean task. The bar for hardware support is getting pushed higher and higher for Linux as well as windoze - and with that, constant changes to the APIs that underlie the systems. I applaud the Humble gang for doing as much to advance gaming under Linux as they have - so help them out! See if you can get involved by giving feedback to the the developers - detailed error message can help debug the issues.
John I understand what you are saying I really do. But when the games do not run on one of the top 3 distros out there then there is a issue. But with Limbo it really is not a Linux game it is a emulated Linux game. I have had some minor issues with other games but Limbo is my biggest. I have also been contacting the developers and hb about this issue for days now. They seem to come out with fixes for the Limbo game but not to test it before it comes out. By far for me this is the worst bundle so far for Linux support.
oh cmon, the programmers are human too. Im sure that they try to make their "childs" work in all OS. And also think why you buy the bundle, its not just get the game, you could torrent it. Its about support the developpers, let them know their work is appreciated (and also make donations).
i already had bastion in steam, but i payed for it because i think it is a great game and the indie development deserves it.
I bought this bundle for two things: 1st: Charity; 2nd: Linux ports; This Bundle is epic, but the linux ports aren't that fine. LIMBO, when it runs, has a strange reverse color, everything that would be black, is white. D:
Kudos on the increased linux support--especially the integration with Ubuntu Software Center! I know the developers are working to resolve any outstanding issues and trust that the situation will continue to improve over time. As long as that's the case I'll happily continue to support Humble Bundle--let's keep this virtuous circle going. :)
Just keep the low sys.req games coming and I'll keep buying. Little miffed that I can't run half the games that are in HB5... but Super Meat Boy, Lone Survivor, and S&S run just fine so far (even if I have to start SMB from terminal because it'll crash my system if I run the launcher for it). Keep the HB's coming.
This is so awesome <3 But I do have a request, I found that it is almost a little sad that the Braid soundtrack is not in there. Of all the games that are currently included, Braid probably has the most amazing soundtrack. And it's not just great compared to the rest of the bundle, it just generally has one of THE best soundtracks I have ever heard. So a little 'pretty please' from me would be to see that in the bundle. That would truly make it complete.
+D Animus I think the issue is as the music in Braid has not been created specifically for Braid but has only been licensed for use in the game, they don't have the right to distribute it. (maybe) You can find the soundtrack at its source on Magnatune though: http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/braid-soundtrack/