Live a week in the life of "The Postal Dude"; a hapless everyman just trying to check off some chores. Buying milk, returning an overdue library book, getting Gary Coleman's autograph, what could possibly go wrong? Blast, chop and piss your way through a freakshow of American caricatures in this darkly humorous first-person adventure. Meet Krotchy: the toy mascot gone bad, visit your Uncle Dave at his besieged religious cult compound and battle sewer-dwelling Taliban when you least expect them! Endure the sphincter-clenching challenge of cannibal rednecks, corrupt cops and berserker elephants. Accompanied by Champ, the Dude's semi-loyal pitbull, battle your way through open environments populated with amazingly unpredictable AI. Utilize an arsenal of weapons ranging from a humble shovel to a uniquely hilarious rocket launcher. Collect a pack of attack dogs! Use cats as silencers! Piss and pour gasoline on anything and everyone! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!

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Feb 19 2012, 2:48pm Anchor

I’m hearing various things about how well Linux runs Postal 2, so I’m gonna try and collect some info on it. Please share your experiences with your own Linux install, and any fixes you might have found for issues.

Apr 7 2012, 7:24am Anchor

Just installed fine and runs smooth. BUT I don't get any sound. :(
How can I fix this? Im running Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 (32 bit).

Edit: the commentsection helped me.
As coxtor said, you have to do the following:

coxtor wrote:For anybody with soundissues, the padsp command works fine for me.To be able to launch the game with desura all you have to do is change this line in the directory:
text code:
DIR : ~/Downloads/desura/common/postal-2
File : postal2
Line 54: change
exec "./postal2-bin" $* to padsp ./postal2-bin


There is also no reflection in the mirrors.

Edited by: DJfett

Apr 12 2012, 12:24pm Anchor

Thanks for the feedback. 

For the reflections in the mirrors, make sure the game is running in 32bit color mode from the video options.

Jun 9 2012, 2:52pm Anchor

Here I get this :

bash code:
fred@neverwhere:~/bin/desura/common/postal-2$ ./desura_launch_Apocolypse\ Weekend.sh
Couldn't initialize SDL: No available video device


History:

Exiting due to error
fred@neverwhere:~/bin/desura/common/postal-2$

Alternatively :

bash code:
fred@neverwhere:~/bin/desura/common/postal-2$ sudo ./desura_launch_Apocolypse\ Weekend.sh
[sudo] password for fred:
No dynamic GL support in video driver

History:

Exiting due to error
fred@neverwhere:~/bin/desura/common/postal-2$
 

:( Okay.

 

Sep 14 2012, 10:39am Anchor

How about Ubuntu 12.04 64bit? Everything runs propaply?

Sep 25 2012, 8:46am Anchor

I've tried it on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit now.  You have to google a bit to find out what command line to use to download the 32 bit (libs?) files, but after that it seems to work pretty well! Had some issues with the game crashing when trying to get onto online servers, but single player there were no issues at all.

Oct 19 2012, 2:30am Anchor

All the 3d objects floating around at what would normally be the main menu are still there like they should be, but there is no visible menu. Any fixes to this?

I use mint 13 x64

Plzzzz help :flame:

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