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GOL Cast: Fragging Aliens in Natural Selection 2

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I've featured few brain-twisting puzzle games so far, but my CPU is crying for some action, so let's take a break and frag some stinkin' aliens with an assault rifle!

You might have seen Liam's article on Natural Selection 2 coming to Linux, so I won't bother going deep into the details, but a short reminder is always welcome, right?

Natural Selection 2 is a mix of tactical FPS and real-time strategy. You can be a soldier and try to destroy the enemies or you can be the commander and build structures and coordinate the team. If you take the commander aspect out you are left with a game pretty similar to the old Tremulous or its fork Unvanquished.

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The graphics are stunning and the gameplay works really well. This game requires quite high specs however, so you might have trouble running it with Intel HD Graphics or older discrete graphics cards, but it ran with 40-60 frames per second on my rig with GTX 550 and i5.

The current version of the game also has a bug, which makes the screen go black and thus makes the game unplayable, but there is a simple fix. Just run Steam with "LANG=en_US steam" command and you should be able to enter a game. The developers have noted the glitch and they will hopefully release a fix for it in the near future.
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owen123 29 August 2013 at 4:02 pm UTC
I guessing you playing that on linux. If so what recorder program are you using? Thanks
Samsai 29 August 2013 at 4:13 pm UTC
owen123I guessing you playing that on linux. If so what recorder program are you using? Thanks
I am using SimpleScreenRecorder to record the game and Audacity to record the commentary. Then I just sync the tracks in OpenShot so that the video has both the audio from the game and the audio from my mic.
PlayX 29 August 2013 at 5:54 pm UTC
Here will be my video in a few minutes.
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FutureSuture 29 August 2013 at 8:17 pm UTC
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Samsai
Quote from owen123I guessing you playing that on linux. If so what recorder program are you using? Thanks
I am using SimpleScreenRecorder to record the game and Audacity to record the commentary. Then I just sync the tracks in OpenShot so that the video has both the audio from the game and the audio from my mic.
Have you heard of Open Broadcaster Software?
owen123 29 August 2013 at 9:24 pm UTC
FutureSuture
Quote from Samsai
Quote from Quote from owen123I guessing you playing that on linux. If so what recorder program are you using? Thanks
I am using SimpleScreenRecorder to record the game and Audacity to record the commentary. Then I just sync the tracks in OpenShot so that the video has both the audio from the game and the audio from my mic.
Have you heard of Open Broadcaster Software?
There isn't Linux version
Speedster 30 August 2013 at 6:25 am UTC
Nice video Samsai, like the commentary
FutureSuture 30 August 2013 at 10:03 am UTC
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owen123
Quote from FutureSuture
Quote from Quote from Samsai
Quote from Quote from Quote from owen123I guessing you playing that on linux. If so what recorder program are you using? Thanks
I am using SimpleScreenRecorder to record the game and Audacity to record the commentary. Then I just sync the tracks in OpenShot so that the video has both the audio from the game and the audio from my mic.
Have you heard of Open Broadcaster Software?
There isn't Linux version
What? I swear a friend told me it had one...or maybe he said that it will come later. Checking the website, it seems like the latter. Sorry about that!
owen123 30 August 2013 at 11:55 am UTC
FutureSuture
Quote from owen123
Quote from Quote from FutureSuture
Quote from Quote from Quote from Samsai
Quote from Quote from Quote from Quote from owen123I guessing you playing that on linux. If so what recorder program are you using? Thanks
I am using SimpleScreenRecorder to record the game and Audacity to record the commentary. Then I just sync the tracks in OpenShot so that the video has both the audio from the game and the audio from my mic.
Have you heard of Open Broadcaster Software?
There isn't Linux version
What? I swear a friend told me it had one...or maybe he said that it will come later. Checking the website, it seems like the latter. Sorry about that!
Don't worry it fine

I checked their F.A.Q and it seems that it is planned.
Mac and Linux are planned in the future once OBS has reached a more finalised state feature wise.
FutureSuture 1 September 2013 at 1:31 am UTC
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Quote from FutureSuture
Quote from Quote from owen123
Quote from Quote from Quote from FutureSuture
Quote from Quote from Quote from Quote from Samsai
Quote from Quote from Quote from Quote from Quote from owen123I guessing you playing that on linux. If so what recorder program are you using? Thanks
I am using SimpleScreenRecorder to record the game and Audacity to record the commentary. Then I just sync the tracks in OpenShot so that the video has both the audio from the game and the audio from my mic.
Have you heard of Open Broadcaster Software?
There isn't Linux version
What? I swear a friend told me it had one...or maybe he said that it will come later. Checking the website, it seems like the latter. Sorry about that!
Don't worry it fine

I checked their F.A.Q and it seems that it is planned.
Mac and Linux are planned in the future once OBS has reached a more finalised state feature wise.
Take a look at what I found!
Samsai 1 September 2013 at 8:39 am UTC
FutureSuture
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Quote from Quote from FutureSuture
Quote from Quote from Quote from owen123
Quote from Quote from Quote from Quote from FutureSuture
Quote from Quote from Quote from Quote from Quote from Samsai
Quote from Quote from Quote from Quote from Quote from Quote from owen123I guessing you playing that on linux. If so what recorder program are you using? Thanks
I am using SimpleScreenRecorder to record the game and Audacity to record the commentary. Then I just sync the tracks in OpenShot so that the video has both the audio from the game and the audio from my mic.
Have you heard of Open Broadcaster Software?
There isn't Linux version
What? I swear a friend told me it had one...or maybe he said that it will come later. Checking the website, it seems like the latter. Sorry about that!
Don't worry it fine

I checked their F.A.Q and it seems that it is planned.
Mac and Linux are planned in the future once OBS has reached a more finalised state feature wise.
Take a look at what I found!

You sir are awesome for finding that! I am hoping he's able to port that thing and if I ever use it I will let you guys know!
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