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Bystander, a game that looks similar to Papers, Please adds Linux support

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Bystander, [Steam] a game about making sure people follow the law that seems a little like Papers, Please has added Linux support.

Note: The game is currently in Early Access.

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About the game:

Bystander is an opportunity to become an agent for tracking the network during totalitarianism.
Your task is to search among other people's correspondence on the network those that contradict the current laws, copies of which you will receive by fax.
Follow the new laws, look for the hidden meaning in each phrase and, of course, report violations!

The update that added Linux support was announced on December 6th on Steam, where the developer jokingly called it "Lunix". It looks interesting, but I hope it does enough to not end up just being a clone of Papers, Please.

It seems it's still quite early on for this one, so I will take a look at it properly once it's further developed, just here to keep you updated on games adding Linux support this time around.

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wvstolzing 13 Dec, 2017
Looks nice, but why did the 5.25" floppy have to enter the drive backwards?
Ehvis 13 Dec, 2017
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Quoting: wvstolzingLooks nice, but why did the 5.25" floppy have to enter the drive backwards?

It is getting more and more likely that the current generation of devs have never actually used floppy disk or even seen one in real life.
wvstolzing 13 Dec, 2017
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: wvstolzingLooks nice, but why did the 5.25" floppy have to enter the drive backwards?

It is getting more and more likely that the current generation of devs have never actually used floppy disk or even seen one in real life.

They also got the disk slot right; but forgot to add the latch.





I feel so old.... :(
niarbeht 13 Dec, 2017
Quoting: wvstolzing
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: wvstolzingLooks nice, but why did the 5.25" floppy have to enter the drive backwards?

It is getting more and more likely that the current generation of devs have never actually used floppy disk or even seen one in real life.

They also got the disk slot right; but forgot to add the latch.





I feel so old.... :(

Jebus this all makes me want to file a bug report.
Shmerl 13 Dec, 2017
You call that a little? They even copied the font from Papers Please.
TheSHEEEP 13 Dec, 2017
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Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: wvstolzingLooks nice, but why did the 5.25" floppy have to enter the drive backwards?

It is getting more and more likely that the current generation of devs have never actually used floppy disk or even seen one in real life.

They also got the disk slot right; but forgot to add the latch.





I feel so old.... :(
You got it all wrong. They imported their drives from Arstotzka, where they have always been manufactured that way.
wvstolzing 13 Dec, 2017
Quoting: TheSHEEEPYou got it all wrong. They imported their drives from Arstotzka, where they have always been manufactured that way.

The driver looks more like it's been imported from COBRASTAN, where they're sold by this guy.


Last edited by wvstolzing on 13 December 2017 at 5:34 pm UTC
Ardje 13 Dec, 2017
[quote=wvstolzing]
Quoting: EhvisThey also got the disk slot right; but forgot to add the latch.





I feel so old.... :(
The head loading mechanism actually looked like that in the era before the turning latch.
If you look for instance at the CBM8050 dual floppy fileserver you can't clearly see a mechanic, just a slot... That mechanic is there, but it's hard to see... You had to push it a bit backwards and then pull it downwards, until it springs into place.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Commodore_CBM_2001_%26_8050.jpg
Oh wait, this unit needs pulling up. Hmmm, 1540/1541 needed to be pushed down.
I do acknowledge that in the game it looks clear, so you should have seen at least something.
Pure for nostalgic reasons I want a CBM8296, and then replace the board and insides by a small odroid and an lcd panel.
wvstolzing 13 Dec, 2017
Quoting: ArdjeIf you look for instance at the CBM8050 dual floppy fileserver you can't clearly see a mechanic, just a slot... That mechanic is there, but it's hard to see... You had to push it a bit backwards and then pull it downwards, until it springs into place.
... I do acknowledge that in the game it looks clear, so you should have seen at least something.

Yeah; what they have in the game looks like the Apple Disk II's slot, with the latch completely removed.

Quoting: ArdjeHmmm, 1540/1541 needed to be pushed down.

Then with the 1541-II, they adopted the turning latch/lever; which is what I used to have.
razing32 13 Dec, 2017
I kinda agree with some people here. Looks almost TOO similar to Papers please.
And without any of the people we saw in Papers Please it feels too disconnected. I have no reason to care about any of those messages. Feel ... detached.
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