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GOG & Steam Both Hit Milestones For Linux Games

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GOG & Steam have both hit new milestones when it comes to Linux games. This is really fantastic to see, and we hope it keeps up.

Steam has hit over 800 Linux games recently, so if you head over to the SteamOS + Linux section and filter to "Games" the current count at time of writing is 820, that's a whopper of a number!

If you check the awesome SteamDB Linux page it lists 785 confirmed by a human to be working, but with 219 that have hints of Linux support that number is sure to grow. You can help by confirming games in the hints section actually work like so:
QuoteGames are marked as working by humans on GitHub by creating a pull request.
Don't want to use git? Come to #steamdb or #steamlug channel on freenode IRC, and tell us about it.


Meanwhile, GOG deserve an honourable mention for now having ~150 Linux games. While some are Wine, and DOSBox, as supported games they still count.

What have you been playing recently?

Ps. I will be a bit quiet over the next few days as I start my new job tonight. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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rodvil 3 December 2014 at 11:13 pm UTC
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So many games!
A dream and a nightmare all in one.

I'm playing the Witcher 2 also without much trouble and I just got started on Shadowrun: Dragonfall, after finishing the base game and a very good user created adventure.
I'm slowly going through the classics Portal 2 and Half-life 2 but I'm a slow player without so much time for it.

What I'm really missing are the Telltale titles.
Was there any hint that they would be bringing them to Linux? They have a couple released for Android...
pd12 4 December 2014 at 4:31 am UTC
I used to have >50% of Linux games on Steam...
now I only have ~25% =/
It's a good thing =P =D

Also, I've played <25% of the ones I have and completed <10% of the ones I have...
Linas 4 December 2014 at 9:10 am UTC
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LinasI am about 60% finished with Dead Island. Great fun, and runs great, even if it is flawed in many ways. But that is not Linux specific.
It's running OK? I'd avoided it because I was hearing terrible things about the linux port.

Not sure what you heard, but it does run fine. The gamma slider does not work, but I experience that in many games. Probably because of Bumblebee.

As for Witcher 2, no the beta is not better. The input lag is ridiculous. You can move the pointer halfway across the screen before it starts reacting. Running at 1360x768 with lowest settings mitigates the problem, but it is still there. So for now sign me up for the official eON haters club.
OZSeaford 4 December 2014 at 9:58 am UTC
Linas
GBee
LinasI am about 60% finished with Dead Island. Great fun, and runs great, even if it is flawed in many ways. But that is not Linux specific.
It's running OK? I'd avoided it because I was hearing terrible things about the linux port.
Not sure what you heard, but it does run fine. The gamma slider does not work, but I experience that in many games. Probably because of Bumblebee.

As for Witcher 2, no the beta is not better. The input lag is ridiculous. You can move the pointer halfway across the screen before it starts reacting. Running at 1360x768 with lowest settings mitigates the problem, but it is still there. So for now sign me up for the official eON haters club.

I had the input lag too, UNTIL I disabled Uber. Then the only other thing I did apart from putting all the settings on Ultimate is go to the mouse sensivity panel in the options, and slid that bugbear right down.... Now honestly, no lag or jerking or anything.

I have an actual desktop, and I think that does play a role in how games perform, because you can have a real graphics cards on it. I used to have laptops because I had to move all the time, and was always appalled at the quality of gaming on these machines. I was a windows user in those days. I am not critisizing people with laptops of course. Life is about choices and options.
PublicNuisance 4 December 2014 at 3:12 pm UTC
Growth is growth. I'll take it. I think the one thing lacking is AAA linux games but to be fair that doesn't bother me. Few AAA games have been interesting me lately.
Apopas 6 December 2014 at 9:31 am UTC
I'm just starting Baldur's Gate EE from GoG on my new gaming machine
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