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Over on the Steam store Valve are running an Open World Sale full of games that let you run around and go exploring. Although, as usual, there's plenty included in the sale that you wouldn't expect.

Looking for something to get your through the weekend, next week or the next month? Maybe they have what you want. Your wishlists are probably nice and full right?

How about some ideas to get you started? If you're after the latest and "greatest" for AAA to run in Steam Play Proton then you probably already know what you want. For those that don't, here's some picks to take a look at which support Linux both new, old and still in development (Early Access):

Check out the Open World Sale on Steam.

The sale runs until May 31 at 10am PST / 5pm UTC.

If you pick up something that you think is awesome, be sure to shout about it in the comments. Give over your latest recommendations to fellow GOL readers. Also, don't miss that Company of Heroes 2 is free.

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Hooly 27 May
Claimed CoH2 and bought Metro Exodus to see how well the Linux port works, wasn't it using DXVK/VKD3D?
Spirimint 27 May
Bought finally Immortal Fenyx Rising, which was in sale till today. Heard it works well on Linux.
Quoting: AkonadyLinux users are willing to pay thousand upon thousand of money on games (closed source) but doesn't want to buy a proper OS and want open source software

Half true. Being a Linux user is a status symbol to me. I buy $600-$1000 GPUs for many years to be able to get good FPS on Linux, then MESA, AMDGPU, DXVK, Proton kick ass and get us into good shape, etc...

Then I donate money to Krita, GIMP, EFF and other foundations meanwhile companies dump millions in donations into Blender, Godot, and so on.

In essence you could say I spend THOUSANDS of dollars to _NOT_ use WINDOWS -- badly made blackbox shit os. And I'd do it all again.

Hell I threw a thousand at Valve just to buy a Index when I'm not a VR person, and I plan do the same thing when their new Hand Hand Game Console or 2021/2022 Steam Console comes out with over 7K native games or 44K games including ROMS, Proton, etc...

We use Linux because it's __BETTER__

So what did everyone buy this sale? Not sure I need much I have a backlog of like ~500 Steam Games I'd like to play.

Oh and I also have donated and thrown money at FOSS games in dev like 0AD because it's nice to have someone buy you a pizza once in a while and makes those games even more kickass for @all


Last edited by ElectricPrism on 27 May 2021 at 9:37 pm UTC
Quoting: AkonadyLinux users are willing to pay thousand upon thousand of money on games (closed source) but doesn't want to buy a proper OS and want open source software

I like Linux because I like it.
bradgy 27 May
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Quoting: AkonadyLinux users are willing to pay thousand upon thousand of money on games (closed source) but doesn't want to buy a proper OS and want open source software

I'll bite.

Games and store clients (closed source, often having DRM integrated) are obviously less than ideal from a freedom standpoint. However, as a category of software you could run on your PC they are at the lower risk end of the spectrum (w.r.t. the harm they can cause).

The FSF has acknowledged that if you are going to run this type of software on your PC, you're better off doing it on Linux.

In short, as long as people are educated and aware of the choices they're making, I don't see a problem with buying closed source games to run on a Linux desktop.


Last edited by bradgy on 27 May 2021 at 10:28 pm UTC
snowkeep 27 May
Quoting: AkonadyLinux users are willing to pay thousand upon thousand of money on games (closed source) but doesn't want to buy a proper OS and want open source software

I use Linux because Windows idea of multitasking meant that it could show multiple windows, but only one could actually do anything. Discovering that the FTP program paused 20 minutes ago when I switched to Netscape was an unpleasant experience and kept me away from Windows. Windows 95 mostly fixed that, but too-little, too-late. I got a Windows 7 machine for games, but it was frustrating to do work on, so it was pretty much an annoying console. No need for that anymore. I now have a Windows 10 laptop supplied by work. It runs Outlook and Teams. Win 10 is probably finally as usable as Linux, but it's different, so I stick with what I'm used to. Real work still happen on the Linux box.
Nezchan 28 May
Quoting: Arcadius-8606
Quoting: AkonadyLinux users are willing to pay thousand upon thousand of money on games (closed source) but doesn't want to buy a proper OS and want open source software

I like Linux because I like it.

This is exactly me. Sure, I could go on about freedom or monopolies or customization or choice or what-the-heck-ever, but all that is only justifications after the fact.

I use Linux because it feels good to use Linux, and it doesn't need to be more complicated than that.


Last edited by Nezchan on 28 May 2021 at 1:37 am UTC
g000h 28 May
There are plenty of reasons I like Linux and use it (instead of Windows or Mac):

- I like it, I prefer it to the alternatives.
- I like it for the Control it gives me, i.e. I set up Linux to work the way I want and not have it dictate to me when it is going to update.
- I like it because it is *not* a walled-garden forcing you to use a specific App Store.
- I like it because it is more secure - I'm much less likely to suffer a malware attack, a bad MS Office macro, or a virus.
- I like it because it runs better - It is a more efficient operating system than Windows, and I can trim it down further if I so desire (e.g. XFCE desktop environment) if I use it on low-end hardware.
- I like it because it is a sensible operating system, which is easy to administrate via simple text configuration files. (Hunting around Windows registry or convoluted Windows System graphical interfaces trying to find a rare control function is especially frustrating.)
- I like it because it doesn't take hours to run updates, when I choose to run them.
- I like it because I'm an advocate for privacy. Your computer should not be spying on you. Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, and Android are incredibly invasive mass-surveillance systems for their *true* masters - the corporations that built them.
- And so on. This the the tip of the iceberg.


Last edited by g000h on 28 May 2021 at 3:57 am UTC
scaine 28 May
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For some Proton goodness:


And for VR lovers (or not, it supports non-VR too), there's always Elite:Dangerous, for a fiver.

Happy gaming!


Last edited by scaine on 28 May 2021 at 12:24 pm UTC
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