Full Throttle Remastered Lands on Linux

Our friend Cheese was hard at work on this Linux port from the famous remaster of the classic adventure from former Lucas Arts (now Double Fine). Cheese is no stranger to Double Fine ports, since he dealt with Day of the Tentacle back when it got its Remastered version as well. When we interviewed him for our podcast, while he had found the porting process interesting he did not seem like he wanted to continue in the business of porting… but guess what? His contacts at Double Fine were probably happy to reach him again for this port.

At the time of writing the game is only available on Steam (GOG only has Windows and Mac) and you can grab it for less than 10 USD right now (33% off). Just like the Remastered version of DOTT, this new version brings a lot of improvement:

  • No more blocky graphics: all the visuals were given a nice, smooth upgrade.
  • Voice-overs are now rendered in high quality.
  • The game takes advantage of wide-screen now.

You can see some of these improvements in action in the below trailer.

And as usual you can always switch between the good old version and the newer one. I remember this game very well when it came out. It was extremely impressive to have a game that looked very much like a cartoon, with so many sequences in full motion video. Now the tech is not impressive anymore, and what remains is a very entertaining biker-themed adventure game. It’s not without flaws though. I remember a number of puzzles were really hard to guess, and there’s also these really awkward action scenes at some points which don’t really fit well (they… sucked). Not sure if the remastered version improved on such scenes or not. Nevertheless, it’s definitely one of major titles from Lucas Arts, while it’s not as famous as DOTT.

Good to have an actual release on Linux again – while you could always play the older versions thanks to the fantastic SCUMMVM project.


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4 Comments

  1. Thanks for the article. I hope the game’s running well for you!

    For clarity, the Linux port launched on Steam, Humble and itch simultaneously (or as close as you can get – I think it was about half an hour or so between Steam and Humble going live, but announcements weren’t made till those three were up), and the process of getting it onto GOG was started at the same time. It takes a little while for them to put together their custom installer and stuff. Hopefully it won’t take too long!

    It’s interesting to see people talk about Day of the Tentacle as being more famous or having a larger audience. Full Throttle outsold every other LucasArts adventure that came before it (and possibly after?), surpassing 1,000,000 copies. By comparison, Day of the Tentacle sold around 80,000 copies according to its Wikipedia page.

    I think a lot of these games’ perceived prominence has grown out of the era when they weren’t being sold and the game was only acquirable second hand or via questionable means. ScummVM has allowed their audiences to continue to live and grow in interesting ways that don’t necessarily mirror their original commercial performance. It’d never have occurred to me that DotT could have more mindshare than FT, but for many people it clearly does!

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