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Star Trek: Infinite from Paradox releases October 12

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Paradox Interactive along with Nimble Giant Entertainment have announced that Star Trek: Infinite will be releasing on October 12th. Unlike titles from their in-house first-party development teams, this one will not have Native Linux support. It's built on the foundation of Stellaris, and pretty much looks like Star Trek Stellaris.

Even on the Steam page Paradox touch on this noting that "Star Trek: Infinite is built upon the core systems of Stellaris, leveraging the deep and complex system and making them its own. Aspects of these systems have been streamlined and simplified to better resonate with the Star Trek franchise." — so they're expanding the audience, while making elements of it simpler.

"Beginning decades before the Star Trek: The Next Generation era, Star Trek: Infinite grants players the power to shape the galaxy’s destiny as a faction of their choice. The immersive grand strategy game puts players in the captain’s chair to lead one of four unique Quadrant Powers: The United Federation of Planets, Romulan Star Empire, Cardassian Union, or Klingon Empire. While remaining faithful to Star Trek lore, Star Trek: Infinite introduces fresh avenues for adventure as players can explore the Alpha and Beta quadrants, govern empire dynamics, handle economic intricacies, and engage with undiscovered civilizations."

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Available on Steam for pre-purchase and you get certain rewards if you grab it before release including:

  • Star Trek: Lower Decks uniform options
  • The U.S.S. Cerritos, a science ship with special options for minor nations (Second Contact)
  • A Klingon advisor voice line, “Qapla”

In a preview that Polygon had, they're keen to note it's not just a Star Trek skin on Stellaris. A quote from producer Mats Holm: "We split off from the Stellaris main branch quite a while ago," says Holm. "The Stellaris team is completely focused on making every possible sci-fi theme that you can imagine, put into one game. On Star Trek: Infinite, we want to make the ultimate Star Trek fantasy. We want it to be very bespoke."

I'm something of a Trekkie myself, so I'm hopeful it's a good one and hopeful it works well with Proton.

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Purple Library Guy Sep 11, 2023
Quoting: fabertawe
Quoting: EikeThat's what wokeness is all about. The difference is that it nowadays includes people that the Sixties didn't think about (like transgender), and it actually asks for the same rights (like gay marriage). But you can't have equality and fairness without including everybody.

That's not wokeness. Fairness and equality is just basic common sense and decency.

Wokeness is transgender men competing in women's sport and supporters of it screaming you down if you dare to have an opposing view, for example. This is not the place for this discussion though.
The sports thing is just such a marginal bit of bullshit. It is obvious to everyone who isn't a total dupe that this is just people who hate/fear trans coming up with whatever stupid edge case excuse they can scrape up to be bitches about, so they can whip up more general anti-trans feelings, so they can then do the other stuff, like force teachers to rat out trans kids to their parents so they can get beaten up or disowned, and go after libraries for having books that talk about gay or trans issues. And just to be clear, these things are happening now. Not only are books being banned, but where they aren't banned librarians are being threatened by people with guns. Meanwhile the latest anti-woke fad is to pretend teachers are a bunch of evil conspirators who are all busy fiendishly trying to turn kids trans because . . . well, there's never a "because" for these things, apparently teachers all just got into the profession because they're eeeevil. The end game is to take things back to the old days where it was just illegal with jail terms to be caught not being straight.

I mean sure, people can pretend to themselves that for them it's just about the kids' sports, like anyone gives a damn about that, but they have to know deep down that in backing the people whipping up the hysteria, that's the overall agenda they're backing. They just don't want to face themselves--don't have the guts to straight up be bigots and own the evil. I almost respect that less than the ones foaming at the mouth.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 11 September 2023 at 4:48 pm UTC
slaapliedje Sep 13, 2023
Quoting: Thyuchev
Quoting: slaapliedjeI'd love to see a David Finch or Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie...

Not a Star Trek movie because it's way too serious, and a Tarentino version will be hated by a lot of Star Trek fans. But yes, I'm eager for a sci-fi Tarentino movie!
Nah, Tarantino is a huge Star Trek fan and has laid out the sort of movie he'd make in some interview, had some great ideas.
slaapliedje Sep 13, 2023
Quoting: Kimyrielle
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: KimyrielleIt's kinda strange that they'd drop Linux support from an engine already having it. But to be honest, I see no reason to treat this game different than any other Windows-only game I've bought lately. If it runs well in Proton, I am going to get it (sounds a bit similar to Birth of the Federation, which I absolutely loved back then!).

Let's be honest, Proton has made native ports somewhat obsolete.
All Proton does is make us keep chasing the 'best version of Proton'. The best version of a game should always be if the Developers actually properly support the Linux Native build. Sadly, a large percentage of all the native Linux builds we've gotten over the years have not been properly supported (Civilization VI is a great example of this).

Proton will always have regressions. You may have one version of Proton work great for a game... until that game gets patched, then you need to find a different version of Proton. It's a moving target for newer games. Older games may just work and you set them up to work, and they'll just work. But then you also have rolling Linux distros that'll potentially break things as well.

There are Windows games not properly running on newer versions of Windows, so I am not sure how strong a point that really is.

If a game is important enough, the WINE/Proton developers will fix it fairly quickly. If a native Linux version breaks, the devs tended not to care more often than not. Yes, Civ VI is a prime example of that. In my experience as of late, once a game runs in Proton, it tends to stay that way more often than not.

And if people insist on using rolling release distros, they shouldn't be surprised to see stuff break left and right. Comes with the territory. :P
I have definitely had random ones from month to month that stop working and I have to futz around with the settings to get it to work again (sometimes just picking a different version of Proton). This actually happened to me the other day with Aliens: Colonial Marines. It worked right out of the box the first few times i ran it. Few days later, I tried to run it again and it'd crash at the splash screen. Forced the 8-9 Proton (not sure what version it was using before) and then it magically worked again.

Pretty simple answer to those not willing / able to keep patching the Linux version; don't buy their games anymore. Ha, I have so many in my backlog at this point, I can skip a few here and there.
Purple Library Guy Sep 13, 2023
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Thyuchev
Quoting: slaapliedjeI'd love to see a David Finch or Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie...

Not a Star Trek movie because it's way too serious, and a Tarentino version will be hated by a lot of Star Trek fans. But yes, I'm eager for a sci-fi Tarentino movie!
Nah, Tarantino is a huge Star Trek fan and has laid out the sort of movie he'd make in some interview, had some great ideas.
Kill Quark
Reservoir Klingons
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slaapliedje Sep 14, 2023
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Thyuchev
Quoting: slaapliedjeI'd love to see a David Finch or Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie...

Not a Star Trek movie because it's way too serious, and a Tarentino version will be hated by a lot of Star Trek fans. But yes, I'm eager for a sci-fi Tarentino movie!
Nah, Tarantino is a huge Star Trek fan and has laid out the sort of movie he'd make in some interview, had some great ideas.
Kill Quark
Reservoir Klingons
Pulp Science Fiction
"Who's spaceship is this?"
"Quark's"
"Who's Quark?"
"Quark's dead, baby. Quark's dead."
Boldos Oct 13, 2023
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Works like a charm under Steam Proton

Well, it is a "skinned/modded" Stellaris, yet it actually isn't.

I have to admit that this is actually pretty good ST game, with some game mechanics I'm missing dearly in Stellaris (no starlanes, just maximum logistics warp range; discrete ships/alteregos for governors and spies, doing their job at places where they fly; historical missions, through which it is possible to make Federation the bad guys, or e.g. reform Cardassians to be the good ones...).

And lots and lots of other typical ST events and content...
And with a very nice soundtrack (although a different one, than what one would expect).


Last edited by Boldos on 13 October 2023 at 9:56 am UTC
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