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The Humble Store Fall Sale is live, some great Linux games going cheap

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Another season, another sale! Looking for a new game? Here's a good chance to take a look at some fine Linux games.

Firstly, if you act fast, you will be able to get a free copy of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion until November 18th which should work okay with Steam Play.

As for Linux games, here's some picks to get you started off:

There's absolutely tons more, plenty of great deals I'm not mentioning there simply because I would be here all night listing some of my favourite games or things I think you might find interesting. Or perhaps you want to check out a cheap Windows game to try in Steam Play? Feel free to take a wider look.

Humble also still have The Humble Dystopian Bundle which has 11 days left and various other bundles. Head on over to Humble Store and find something new.

Worth noting, the next Steam sale is also this month.

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Lin_Soldar 15 November 2018 at 7:16 pm UTC
So much I want to get if not just to support Linux devs but honestly now my library getting close on 1000 titles and have only really completed 2 games ever ie Rochard and The Valley. Would be so awesome to win the lotto and do nothing more than just make some headway through this huge list of games for a month or 2 and get all my gaming wants outa the way
wvstolzing 15 November 2018 at 7:23 pm UTC
I wonder how the Deus Ex Mankind Divided (DX11 mode) behaves under DXVK. The protondb page for it doesn't contain much in the way of a clue (I mean, it says 'borked', but the person could have tried to run it in DX12 mode, maybe?)

While grateful for the official OpenGL Linux port, I have to say that performance-wise it lags far behind the native windoze version.... (Oh, and it's a great game.)

Last edited by wvstolzing on 15 November 2018 at 7:23 pm UTC
Dedale 15 November 2018 at 7:28 pm UTC
Oh cool ! I love Sins of a Solar Empire. I had Trinity but not Rebellion much to the chagrin of some of my friends. I now have the whole experience without breaking my "no tux no bux" vows !

Thank you a lot Liam !
TimeFreeze 15 November 2018 at 7:29 pm UTC
Oh god the next Steam Sale is also this Month? Please tell me that it wont last till next Month otherwise rip my wallet.
Dunc 15 November 2018 at 7:58 pm UTC
QuoteWorth noting, the next Steam sale is also this month.

Right now, Surviving Mars is having a free weekend on Steam, and 30-40% off, depending on what DLC bundle you buy, if you want to keep it. (There seems to be a few Paradox titles on sale, actually: CKII's at 75% off, for example.)

I'm still a bit wary of the replay value in Haemimont's games to buy it outright, but I'll definitely give it a try. Maybe I'll like it too much to resist. It has happened before. Damn you, Steam!
stretch611 15 November 2018 at 8:45 pm UTC
I noticed that Pathfinder: Kingmaker Explorer Edition is on sale...

Initially many people mentioned it had a bunch of bugs. Does anyone have this? Is that still true? Does the linux version work well?
Shmerl 15 November 2018 at 11:00 pm UTC
stretch611I noticed that Pathfinder: Kingmaker Explorer Edition is on sale...

Initially many people mentioned it had a bunch of bugs. Does anyone have this? Is that still true? Does the linux version work well?

It's something I'm actually also planning to buy, so I'm interested in feedback too.
Shmerl 15 November 2018 at 11:04 pm UTC
Distance is on sale too (it's DRM-free in the Humble Store and not available on GOG).
Shmerl 15 November 2018 at 11:12 pm UTC
GamingOnLinux is even featured on the game page

appetrosyan 15 November 2018 at 11:23 pm UTC
Gotta give it to steamplay. Just this summer I had to install windows to run DooM, Dark Souls and Homeworld Remastered. Now, I don't need squat, it all flipping works, as if there was a native port. Sure it loads more slowly, but the last time I booted into Windows was this August.

And now, I'm not even sifting through the list to find good native ports, I'm just looking for games I like, and checking Linux compatibility later (if ever, 'case most of 'em just work).

Now we need a decent video editor and some official driver front-ends, and we'd be on Windows parity in terms of games.
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