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Since the UK is currently in lockdown, I've been spending some extra time with the mini-me since school is out and I've been trying out everything they're into. This has involved, unsurprisingly, a lot of Minecraft since it's an accessible game. We've recently discovered a few communities than run huge servers, and each have a ton of mini-games. One such mini-game is Bed Wars, and it's actually quite a lot of fun.

Each team spawns on their own little island, giving you time to protect your Bed which acts as your spawn point. Lose your bed, no more re-spawning and it's the last team standing. It can get really quite tense actually! When you're busy gathering material from your team Summoner, to turn around and spot an opposing team quickly building a bridge over to your island and suddenly panic sets in. I've been trying it out on TheHive server, which seems to work well.

I also consider myself something of a Dragon Ball super fan, so I finally caved in and picked up a personal copy of DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT (Humble Store / Steam) and I must admit my intense surprise at just how flawless it runs in the latest Proton 5.0-5 for Steam Play.

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Like the HUD in the top left? That's the brilliant MangoHud covered here on GOL a few times now.

As you can see above, performance is fluid with it on max settings. It's actually a little ridiculous how easy gaming on Linux has become. Now I just need to work on my reflexes for such a fast game…I'm not usually one for fighters like it.

So GOL readers over to you: what have you been gaming on Linux lately and what are you thoughts on it? Let us know in the comments.

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F.Ultra 6 Apr
namiko
F.UltraThe Blackwell games are all awesome, never got any of the achievements to unlock in the Linux version unfortunately.
Neither did I, but they're in-game too, so it'll have to do...

Ah, didn't think of that!
namiko 6 Apr
grigiBlack Mesa — I've been waiting for it to be out of Beta, and now it is! And wow, you can really feel the love they put into it.

Unfortunately due to being in lock-down, the mini-mes keep me too busy to put more than a few hours a week gaming...
Oh right! Partner's been going through Black Mesa, it's fucking incredible! But... in the Lambda Core area the FPS drops massively and it's unplayable after that point, even after trying all the workarounds suggested in the Steam Discussions, so we had to stop.

Hope Crowbar Collective can get a patch together soon so we can keep going... T_T
Patola 6 Apr
I have been trying to alternate between:
  • Borderlands 3 (complete edition with season pass) - I have been buying all games that expire they limited exclusivity time on Epic and go to Steam, but although I have been a fan of the borderlands games I did not expect to get so hooked with this one. The story is crap and the misandry is rampant on this game, but the gameplay is absolutely stellar. It is one of the first times I bought something which is current (usually I buy it many months if not years after release, with a big discount) and I have been loving the events Gearbox is making. They have really a knack for keeping a game/franchise alive!

  • Star Citizen - judge me all you want, I love the vision that this deep simulation/game carries and I decided to spend my money on it, to be pleasantly surprised with how well it works on Linux and how playable and enjoyable it is (even though it's still riddled with bugs). I consider it more than a game, it is a technological breakthrough in the universe of simulation due to the realistic math/physics and immersion obtained. Also, I plan to continue paying for upgrades and niceties on my ships (bought a coffee-maker and a thermomix for it, lol).

  • X4: Foundations of course, it is my favorite game and I have 505 h on it by now, the Split DLC is great although I find the reddish aspect too cartoonish, but mechanically the game has reached close to the best possible, it is the only game with story that I know in which you can have as much if not more fun if you completely ignore the story and go your own way smuggling, raiding, trading, exploring or whatever else you want to do. And yes, now it has a story, it has improved on all aspects, and it just works with no glaring bugs or whatnot (although some people on other threads reported some problems with e.g. controls -- I think your mileage may vary).

  • The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut - Oh boy, I bought this game in a sale and what a blast! I played the first bard's tale in the 80's, and I have played a few modern dungeon crawlers, but this game really came to innovate the genre. Very good, I am afraid I won't be able to say no to spend hundreds of hours there.

I have been alternating amongst these games to try and not get addicted but it is just not working. Specially with the COVID-19 compulsory social distancing. Also played some left4dead2 with friends a coupla days ago.


Last edited by Patola on 6 April 2020 at 4:04 pm UTC
Vulphere 6 Apr
GRID:Autosport.

Native title which running like a charm, thanks Feral Interactive!
Rooster 6 Apr
TemTem. Runs great in Proton and it's actually very good.
Arten 6 Apr
Kohrias
Arten
Kohrias
ArtenAshes of the Singularity, i'm transhumanist who love RTS, so... this game is perfect for me. I only wish for another story DLC...

What Proton version and settings do you use to get Ashes of the Singularity running? Nvidia or AMD video card?
Proton 4.2-9 with AMD NAVI and DirectX 11 renderer. Without esync and with ACO. Right now, i don't have any issues with it.

Thank you! Works for me as well. Finally I can start playing it :)

Glad to read :-) Originally i Used 3.x, but after i tried build my own proton for bisect which commit break it, ended with this version. Sad part is, i don't know much about wine and don't know how force him specific version of mono, so i had steam proton 4.11, with wine 4.2 which try download mono and after that ended with error :-(
Slay the Spire and Lord of the Rings Online (since its finally seamless to play in Linux thanks to Wine/Steam/Proton)...
  • Just Cause 3 - It's so absolutely dumb, but with endless creative destruction.

  • CS:GO - As long as you disable comms and only play Arms Race and single player Danger Zone, you can avoid the terribleness of its community.

  • American and Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Forget about all of the horrible shit happening in the world for a few min and drive a truck around. Way better than it sounds.

  • DiRT 4 - Runs amazingly well and is a blast even if you're terrible at racing games like I am. Having a driving wheel really makes this game.
F.Ultra
TobyGornow- Final Fantasy XV on XBOX one : I hate it and I just want to finish it because it's a FF and I'm a fan. Lots and lots of FedEx quests, first half of the story is not engaging, no challenge caused by exp gain balancing, weak main characters. Apart from the beautifully crafted world and dungeon, It's the worst final fantasy I've played.

That's what I call dedication :-) !!

Just finished it earlier today and the first 40 h are trash so dedication or masochism ? Don't know myself. You have to wait until chapter 8 for the story to finally take off and hopefully it was worth the wait: Epic Finale. Beautiful game for the last 10 hours or so.
einherjar 7 Apr
PatolaX4: Foundations of course, it is my favorite game and I have 505 h on it by now, the Split DLC is great although I find the reddish aspect too cartoonish, but mechanically the game has reached close to the best possible, it is the only game with story that I know in which you can have as much if not more fun if you completely ignore the story and go your own way smuggling, raiding, trading, exploring or whatever else you want to do. And yes, now it has a story, it has improved on all aspects, and it just works with no glaring bugs or whatnot (although some people on other threads reported some problems with e.g. controls -- I think your mileage may vary).


Yeah, that is exactly my experience. I widely ignored any story elements and go for my goal to build up a mega station. Actually it is quiet big, but I am searching for a station where I can steal the Blueprints for fieldcoil production - I haven't found one but it must exist, as I get fieldcoils deliverd.
But I will have a look at the Split Story.
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