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Game store itch.io has setup a big mixed bundle of all sorts to support 'Racial Justice and Equality' and there's a lot of interesting stuff in it.

This might be the biggest bundle ever, with over 700 items included and a minimum donation amount of only $5. It's a ridiculously good deal and for a charitable cause, with all proceeds being split 50/50 between NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund.

As the bundle page states:

We live in a time of racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality against black people. We hope that everyone takes a stand in any way that they can. We’ve partnered with creators from all across our platform to support organizations that are working directly with those affected.

The bundle quickly smashed through $200K and it's now set a new goal at $500K, given the support it has received I would be surprised if it didn't smash that too. Even more projects are going to be added to the bundle, as the itch founder mentioned on Twitter to expect another 185 projects to be added.

I've had a little look over and it's full of great things. There's quite a few wonderful Linux games included like:

  • A Short Hike
  • Airships: Conquer the Skies
  • Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
  • Democratic Socialism Simulator
  • Gladiabots
  • Haque
  • MidBoss
  • Minit
  • Overland
  • Shipwreck
  • Super Hexagon
  • Tonight We Riot
  • Verdant Skies
  • + A great many more

There's also game assets from Kenney, plenty of smaller experimental games, the DragonRuby Game Toolkit from game porter and SDL2 software developer Ryan "Icculus" Gordon and game dev Amir Rajan and the list of included bits goes on for hundreds more. It's an incredible deal.

If you do buy it, the bundle will not instantly add everything to your itch library. Instead, you're given a page where you can select from it so that it doesn't overload you.

See the full charity bundle here where it will be open for another 10 days.

Also remember that itch has an open source client that comes in handy.

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RafiLinux 10 Jun, 2020
Sky Rogue and Celeste are a must play. They just got added.
tuubi 10 Jun, 2020
One of my favourite comedy point-and-clicks joined the bundle as well: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!


Last edited by tuubi on 10 June 2020 at 8:34 pm UTC
vv221 10 Jun, 2020
A ./play.it developer wrote a command-line itch.io content downloader, because at the end of the road downloading the several hundreds of games might be a painful task It is a simple shell wrapper around curl that can download all games from a itch.io library, with the ability to set some filters.

As itch.io staff is already under the water with the unexpected success of this bundle they asked not to harass their server, so I plan to wait something like a week after the end of the bundle to share widely the address of this downloader. People who would want to study or help improving this downloader can send me a private message. And people who already follow the activities of the ./play.it team should already know where to find it

(this is of course a free software, under the MIT license)
Wendigo 11 Jun, 2020
Awesome bundle with lots of games I haven't heard before. Pity that I won't be able to play them all, there are probably lots of unknown gems in the bundle.
Steam Marines 1+2, Odd realm, Nuclear Throne and others have been on my wish list for quite some time now.

Found a video series on YouTube that shows some gameplay of games in the bundle:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
(Takes just a couple of hours to watch )

EDIT:
Added part 6+7


Last edited by Wendigo on 13 June 2020 at 6:12 pm UTC
vengador4201 14 Jun, 2020
Quoting: NezchanSeveral games aren't working for me, throwing up what seems to be the same error, that I don't have libcrypto so.1.0.0, and some sort of warning about not being able to refresh upload because I haven't bought the game.

This applies so far to Cook Serve Delicious 2, Village Monsters, and Mabel & The Wood.

I note this is from awhile ago, so hopefully @Nezchan has already figured this out, but
Quotelibcrypto so.1.0.0
is probably talking about a library from OpenSSL 1.0, which at least on my Ubuntu 18.04 box is at /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 and is part of the libssl1.0.0 package and currently at OpenSSL 1.0.2n.

If you don't have a copy of OpenSSL 1.0 in your package manager, you may be able to symlink the libcrypto.so.1.0.0 filename to your currently installed version of OpenSSL and might get some success. If unfamiliar, the symlink would be created with something like:
 
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.1 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0


Another option might be to symlink from the directory with your newer OpenSSL library to the Steam runtime copy, which on my system is at
~/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0

The games may also want libssl.so.1.0.0, which is another part of OpenSSL and might be fixable in a similar way. You can check for missing libraries, at least that are loaded by the main binary executable by using ldd on that executable, such as with this for Cook Serve Delicious 2:
ldd cook-serve-delicious-2/NEW_CSD2_PS4Steam
dpanter 15 Jun, 2020
You cannot mix libssl 1.0 and 1.1 versions, they are not compatible.

For Debian, I installed 32 and 64 bits version of libssl1.0.2 from oldstable repo, symlinked libssl.so.1.0.0 -> libssl.so.1.0.2 and libcrypto.so.1.0.0 -> libcrypto.so.1.0.2 in their respective system lib directories.
This fixes Cook Serve Delicious 2 and Village Monsters. Does not fix Minit.

edit: Minit fix in my post below, can probably use the same lib fix for these two games as well.


I noticed Mable & The Wood didn't unpack the zip properly so it can't find the file game.unx. Fixed the game by unpacking Mable_PC.zip found in the installation directory.


Maybe should mention that I'm using the itch.io app.


Last edited by dpanter on 15 June 2020 at 2:22 pm UTC
dpanter 15 Jun, 2020
Minit works when using libs from the Steam runtime, but segfaults with AMD unless you also use AMD_DEBUG=check_vm

Copy libssl.so.1.0.0 & libcrypto.so.1.0.0 from ~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ to your Minit directory.

Rename runner -> runner32, make a new executable script named runner and put this in there.
#!/bin/bash
AMD_DEBUG=check_vm LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. ./runner32


Now it works in the itch.io app. If it ever gets updated, it'll overwrite your script so make a backup copy.
Nezchan 15 Jun, 2020
Okay, this is very strange. I installed libcrypto.so.1.0.0 a few days back in order to get several games in the bundle to work. Obviously it's there because first of all those games wouldn't work without it, and second, I'm literally looking at it in my file browser right now.

However, The Aquatic Adventures Of the Last Human won't work because it claims the library *doesn't* exist. Which is clearly incorrect. And yes, it's the 32-bit version.
vengador4201 19 Jun, 2020
The Aquatic Adventures of the Last Human took a bit of doing for me because Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't ship with a libcurl3 that provides the CURL_OPENSSL_3 symbol. I had to download the 32-bit libcurl3 from Ubuntu 16.04.

It's available at http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/curl/libcurl3_7.47.0-1ubuntu2.14_i386.deb (which is linked from https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/i386/libcurl3/download )

Once I had the .deb file, I used dpkg-deb to extract the contents (libcurl4:i386 and others conflicts with installing it) and then used them with a modified/fixed run.sh in the directory with the expanded .rar (which I did manually with 7z; I don't recall if I had tried the launcher yet; trying to re-create with an un-install/re-install didn't unpack the .rar).

So these steps might help to re-create what ended up working on my machine, starting from the itch.io library directory:

 
cd aquaticadventure/
7z x linux.rar
cd linux/
wget "http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/curl/libcurl3_7.47.0-1ubuntu2.14_i386.deb"
dpkg-deb --extract libcurl3_7.47.0-1ubuntu2.14_i386.deb .
chmod u+x run.sh
cp -av run.sh run.sh.orig
cat run.sh.orig |sed "s%./lib:%./lib:./usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/%" |sed "s%The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human%TheAquaticAdventureOfTheLastHuman%" > run.sh



Last edited by vengador4201 on 20 June 2020 at 1:40 am UTC
dpanter 20 Jun, 2020
Quoting: vengador4201The Aquatic Adventures of the Last Human
I fixed it by snagging files from the Steam runtime, but the controls didn't work. Did yours work properly?
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