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For those of you who don't have a hard stance on being native-only, check out the latest Humble Monthly which has Yakuza 0.

Going by the reports on ProtonDB, it seems to run reasonably well. The main issue it seems to suffer from is based on where you install it. One comment in particular notes "The game must be installed somewhere without a "." in the path or the game will crash on a heavy punch.". Apart from that, most reports say it does work very nicely.

There's also The Division included, which sadly doesn't seem to work at all with Steam Play and Humble only gives a Uplay key for that anyway.

They also give you more games next month, typically you get around 8 or 9 in total when the full bundle unlocks although there’s been 10 a few times as well.

As always, you also get access to the Humble Trove, a curated selection of DRM Free games to download and keep any time. Last I checked there were over 40 native Linux games available in the Trove including titles like: SOMA, The Penumbra Collection, The End Is Nigh, Tiny Echo, Super Meat Boy and plenty more.

It’s your decision if you pick it up or not we’re just here to let you know what’s around.

See the latest Humble Monthly here.

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wazz4657 5 Jan, 2019
I had Wizard of Legend, Observer, Sundered and RoR already, but the bundle was still totally worth it for Project Cars 2. Not only is the game good, but the performance through Steam Play is great as well. Ive obviously never played it in Windows, but from a FPS standpoint it performs as well as Dirt Rally on my machine easily. Possibly better.
Kohrias 5 Jan, 2019
Yakuza0 doesnt start due to "The server is not reachable, check your internet connection and click "Retry"."

I wonder if they are having server issues due to the humble bundle or it being a proton/wine problem.
ageres 5 Jan, 2019
Quoting: KohriasYakuza0 doesnt start due to "The server is not reachable, check your internet connection and click "Retry"."
Sounds like you've been Denuvo'd.
scaine 5 Jan, 2019
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Quoting: ageres
Quoting: KohriasYakuza0 doesnt start due to "The server is not reachable, check your internet connection and click "Retry"."
Sounds like you've been Denuvo'd.

Pretty much the reason I haven't installed this to try it yet. That shit is going nowhere near my system. I don't even cash in steam keys from Humble Bundles for titles that have Denuvo (except, annoyingly, by accident when I didn't notice that Metal Gear still used it <sigh>)

EDIT:
If you look at this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denuvo, you can see by the "cracked" column whether a game is any good! The ones that aren't cracked are almost all, with a few exceptions, absolutely terrible games. I wonder what the incentive is to keep Denuvo on those. Must be a perpetual license or at the least, pre-paid for a number of years.

On the other hand, further down, you can see a list of games that have now removed Denuvo. As a result, I've bought Dishonored 2. Yep, that's right, publishers, your anti-consumer DRM was PREVENTING sales, not preserving them.

Infuriating. To be honest, if there's much more Denuvo on the Humble Monthly, I'll have to cancel it. I don't want my money associated with that product, even indirectly.


Last edited by scaine on 5 January 2019 at 3:25 pm UTC
morbius 5 Jan, 2019
Good thing about these monthly bundles is that when a game appears in a bundle, its trade value suddenly drops. So yesterday I quickly went to barter.vg and made offers to anyone who had newly posted Observer, I made off with the game like a bandit. I would recommend to anyone trading your old unneeded game keys, not only do you get games you actually want to play, you also give a chance to others to play the games that just collect dust in your stash.

I used to be throwing a lot of money on video games despite playing very little, it's only when I started calculating all the money I've been throwing at games that I realized my folly. And since the games these days are generally pricier than few years ago and good bundles are rearer, I'm keeping a better watch over my wallet. I buy a monthly only if in the early unlock is the game I want (as happened with Civilization 6 and Rise of the Tomb Raider), but if the game turns out to be in the hidden part of the bundle, I trade for it afterwards.
DoctorJunglist 5 Jan, 2019
Quoting: KohriasYakuza0 doesnt start due to "The server is not reachable, check your internet connection and click "Retry"."

I wonder if they are having server issues due to the humble bundle or it being a proton/wine problem.
It works just fine for me, so it must be an issue on your end.

Are you using Debian stable? Maybe some of your libs are outdated or sth.
stretch611 5 Jan, 2019
Quoting: morbius... And since the games these days are generally pricier than few years ago and good bundles are rearer, I'm keeping a better watch over my wallet. I buy a monthly only if in the early unlock is the game I want (as happened with Civilization 6 and Rise of the Tomb Raider), but if the game turns out to be in the hidden part of the bundle, I trade for it afterwards.

I have the annual subscription, but I have been pausing it every month that I have not wanted the headline titles. And by default, in spite of proton, any windows title is a "not want." Looks like this month is a pause... Last month was a pause because I wasn't interested in Wizard of Legend. I did get Novemeber for "Hollow Knight" and was glad that I got "7 days to die" with it.



I have been linux only for about 10 years now. Early on, I did use WINE regularly. (The most recent use of WINE was for a MMO that I stopped playing 2 years ago.)

The mention of Denuvo, reminds me that titles that had heavy DRM always used to fail in WINE. 10 years ago, if a program failed in WINE, 50/50 chances were that a "CRACK" would allow it to work fine.

Even with WINE/Proton, DRM is one more reason why I don't buy windows games. (Not that it can't exist on linux, but steam based "online DRM" doesn't cause my games to regularly fail.)
Kohrias 5 Jan, 2019
Quoting: DoctorJunglistIt works just fine for me, so it must be an issue on your end.

Are you using Debian stable? Maybe some of your libs are outdated or sth.

That's good to know, thanks. Yeah, I am using Debian stable but with Kernel 4.20, Mesa 18.3.1 and Proton 3.16-6.

Which Proton version are you using?
DoctorJunglist 5 Jan, 2019
Quoting: Kohrias
Quoting: DoctorJunglistIt works just fine for me, so it must be an issue on your end.

Are you using Debian stable? Maybe some of your libs are outdated or sth.

That's good to know, thanks. Yeah, I am using Debian stable but with Kernel 4.20, Mesa 18.3.1 and Proton 3.16-6.

Which Proton version are you using?
3.16-6 - I always use the latest available version.

Maybe it's an issue with an old gnutls version?


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Kohrias 5 Jan, 2019
Quoting: DoctorJunglist3.16-6 - I always use the latest available version.

Maybe it's an issue with an old gnutls version?

Found the culprit. Was running steam as flatpak. Steam native works :) Thanks for the help!

Update: Got it running with flatpak steam as well. It needs "--share=network" as a parameter :) Flatpak sandbox ftw :)


Last edited by Kohrias on 5 January 2019 at 10:53 pm UTC
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