Linux support for Easy AntiCheat

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CuLtO

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Aug 30, 2011
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Hello everyone,

As you may know, Steam now allows Linux player to play Windows only games thanks to SteamPlay / Proton.
So many games now works like a charm (Tripwire's Killing Floor 2 for example).
I'm a big fan of Rising Storm 2, and a Linux only user since a few month for some reasons.
So I tried to play RS2 with SteamPlay, and it looks like to work fine with everything but Easy AntiCheat :(

I'm not asking for a native Linux support, but maybe Tripwire could try make EAC work with SteamPlay if it doesn't take too much work time !
 

Yoshiro

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This is something we've asked the EAC team to investigate for the future.
 
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DerRidda

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May 20, 2013
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Yes indeed, if you guys at TWI actively did that please keep it that way. It's hugely appreciated.
Much cheaper for you than porting, just would be nice if you actively keep an eye on it to make sure EAC doesn't shut the door on Wine/Proton users again.
 

DerRidda

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May 20, 2013
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Yoshiro Could you confirm wether you guys or EAC did anything to EAC that would cause an authentication failure? A new Proton version just released and now EAC fails again. It's probably just the Proton update that caused it, so it would be nice if you could confirm or deny that, so that people at Valve can focus on seeking the issue in the right place.

The issue is tracked here: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/2726#issuecomment-499803416
 

CuLtO

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Aug 30, 2011
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It's not the proton update but the EAC update which caused this.
Too bad, we'll have to wait again for an EAC fix or a specific wine/proton update for this.
 

CuLtO

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Aug 30, 2011
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According to epic, it is now really simple to allow wine/proton in EAC.

To make it easy for developers to ship their games across PC platforms, support for the Wine and Proton compatibility layers on Linux is included. Starting with the latest SDK release, developers can activate anti-cheat support for Linux via Wine or Proton with just a few clicks in the Epic Online Services Developer Portal.

Is it possible to do it in Rising Storm 2 ?
 

Yoshiro

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The version of EAC used on RS 2 is not the version that is advertised in this, and it is not something that will work for RS 2 players.
 

silentshagger

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The version of EAC used on RS 2 is not the version that is advertised in this, and it is not something that will work for RS 2 players.

Does that mean it is absolutely out of the question that RS2 will have EAC support for Linux going forward? Initial reports on Protondb said it was fixed now which made me install the game again, but I get kicked shortly after joining any server.
 

Yoshiro

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As far as we are aware, it is not something that will be possible.
 

silentshagger

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Oct 13, 2021
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What a disappointment... :( If it turns around, I hope you'll make an announcement. Crossing my fingers for EAC support in future games from you.