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SEGA decide to drop out of nowhere Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+ on Steam. The good news is that thanks to Proton, it works out of the box on Linux and Steam Deck. A very popular rhythm game series, so to see it arrive on PC is awesome. Not that I'm any good at it mind you, or that I've ever personally played one in the series before but I tried it for science.

Features:

  • Over 170 Songs - Project DIVA debuts on PC with over 170 playable songs, each accompanied by a unique music video. Get into classics like “Melt” and “Cendrillon” plus new favorites like “Catch The Wave”!
  • Endless Customization - Dress Miku and friends from head to toe in over 500 dazzling hairstyles, costumes, and accessories. Costumes can be tailored to every music video, making for endless possibilities.
  • Swap Visual Styles in One Click - Switch between two visual styles for different experiences. Enjoy the pop of the “Mega Mix” style or the gloss of the high-fidelity “Future Tone” style, and change it up anytime.
  • Custom T-Shirt Editor - Let Miku kickstart your fashion designer career on the big stage! Draw your own T-shirt from front to back, then debut it in a performance.
  • Custom Playlists - You’re the director of this concert! Curate a playlist to perfection, hit play, and let the customized music videos roll in this cinematic experience.

Here's a little look at it running directly on a Steam Deck:

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I might be terrible at it but hey it works well and looks great.

Also tested it running just fine on my Fedora 36 desktop, both tested with Proton 7 and no issues encountered. Overall it seems like the Windows port running through Proton is looking really good, so clearly the developer did well and hopefully more will come to PC in future.

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elmapul 27 May
i think THIS is the best day of my life!
or it will be the moment i purchase this game and an computer capable of runing it (prefentially the steam deck itself)
the only complain that i have is the BYXA, i hope its opitional.
RFSharpe 27 May
QuoteNot that I'm any good at it mind you, or that I've ever personally played one in the series before but I tried it for science.

Oh Liam... I bet you are just being modest. For some reason, I have always thought of you as a master of the rhythm game genre. I am thinking that might you might take a break from Deep Rock Galactic and do a Twitch broadcast of your rhythm game skills using Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+. I bet the viewership for the broadcast would exceptional! I, for one, would definitely be in attendance.
elmapul 27 May
speaking of hatsune miku, she IS creative commons, the character was made to be used by anyone, so they decided that change her licence to creative commmons was the logical thing to do:
https://creativecommons.org/2012/12/14/hatsune-miku-joins-the-cc-community/
unfortunatelly its non comercial, you need an special licence to do anything comercial with her (wich is kind of a good thing, it may be impossible to make an game with such a quality without some kind of exclusivity of the use of the characters, not to mention they need to licence the song so composers get paid anyway)

considering that miku is creative commons, pairing her with linux make a lot of sense, it was an "crime" an "heresy" that this didnt happen before, but this is finally being fixed.


Last edited by elmapul on 27 May 2022 at 7:01 pm UTC
Cybolic 27 May
That sure is a hefty price! Then again, 8W is pretty impressive battery use and I do have an 8-hour boat trip coming up shortly...

EDIT: I succumbed. "Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered" being on sale as well (also known to work well on the Deck) made this a nice pretend-bundle.


Last edited by Cybolic on 27 May 2022 at 8:49 pm UTC
scaine 27 May
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Quoting: elmapulspeaking of hatsune miku, she IS creative commons, the character was made to be used by anyone, so they decided that change her licence to creative commmons was the logical thing to do:
https://creativecommons.org/2012/12/14/hatsune-miku-joins-the-cc-community/
unfortunatelly its non comercial, you need an special licence to do anything comercial with her (wich is kind of a good thing, it may be impossible to make an game with such a quality without some kind of exclusivity of the use of the characters, not to mention they need to licence the song so composers get paid anyway)

considering that miku is creative commons, pairing her with linux make a lot of sense, it was an "crime" an "heresy" that this didnt happen before, but this is finally being fixed.

Well, steady now. It's Deck-ready, but still uses Proton. And it's got Denuvo anti-tamper, so it's a straight no for me. Looks like fun though, and I do enjoy a rhythm game. Might pick it up if they ever remove the anti-tamper.
kokoko3k 27 May
With that big SEGA logo at 0:29, the Deck seems really like a big Game Gear!
Also, why do people often wear (white) gloves on yt videos with hands closeups?


Last edited by kokoko3k on 27 May 2022 at 8:34 pm UTC
Quoting: kokoko3kAlso, why do people often wear (white) gloves on yt videos with hands closeups?
If I had to guess, I'd be suspecting that hands are hard and not having to do skin and various details of like knuckles and veins and faint traces of bones down the back of the hand and palm wrinkles and stuff makes life easier for artists/animators.
--Oops, never mind, seeing Liam's answer I realize I was answering a totally different question; I was thinking about the characters having gloves, as for instance they mostly seem to in this game.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 27 May 2022 at 9:10 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 27 May
Quoting: kokoko3kWith that big SEGA logo at 0:29, the Deck seems really like a big Game Gear!
Also, why do people often wear (white) gloves on yt videos with hands closeups?
I answered this before. Others will have their own reason but for me it’s to keep it clean for the video due to my skin condition.
elmapul 27 May
Quoting: scaine
Quoting: elmapulspeaking of hatsune miku, she IS creative commons, the character was made to be used by anyone, so they decided that change her licence to creative commmons was the logical thing to do:
https://creativecommons.org/2012/12/14/hatsune-miku-joins-the-cc-community/
unfortunatelly its non comercial, you need an special licence to do anything comercial with her (wich is kind of a good thing, it may be impossible to make an game with such a quality without some kind of exclusivity of the use of the characters, not to mention they need to licence the song so composers get paid anyway)

considering that miku is creative commons, pairing her with linux make a lot of sense, it was an "crime" an "heresy" that this didnt happen before, but this is finally being fixed.

Well, steady now. It's Deck-ready, but still uses Proton. And it's got Denuvo anti-tamper, so it's a straight no for me. Looks like fun though, and I do enjoy a rhythm game. Might pick it up if they ever remove the anti-tamper.
i forgot to mention that she may be the most famous copyleft character out there...
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