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Let's lighten the mood a bit shall we? It's question time here on GamingOnLinux! Let's have a talk about what you've been playing recently.

I will of course go first: Dota Underlords. I have quite the sweet spot for it already, even though I'm absolutely terrible at it. This might be the game to finally get me to kick my unhealthy Rocket League obsession, which is amazing considering how radically different they are. I adore strategy games though and unlike normal Dota, I don't need to think ridiculously quickly. Since you don't need any kind of reflexes for it, sitting back and relaxing with the Steam Controller is another reason I quite like Dota Underlords. In the evenings on weekends especially, I can be quite the lazy-gamer, so anything that allows me to kick back with it is likely to get my vote.

After only being out for a few days, it's already annihilated the player record for Artifact. Artifact's all-time high was only just over 60K whereas Underlords has sailed past 190K, although that shouldn't be too surprising since Underlords is free and isn't rammed full of micro-transactions (yet?) and it helps being on mobile as well of course (According to one of the SteamDB folk, the mobile players are being counted too).

Based on what the Underlords team have said, coming "soon" will be:

  • Full Scoreboard
  • Social features: Scrolling through the map, hearing other player's fights and full chat.
  • Hero VO.
  • Balance: Dragon Alliance, Dragon Units and Items (Boots)

They also said they're exploring a "Turbo Mode" for those who find games a bit too long. I also love the sound of that very much!

What else? ISLANDERS! An instant purchase the moment Linux support became available, what a beautiful city-builder that's not really like any other. Incredible style, with fun game-play that has you trying to get your score constantly higher and it doesn't take a huge amount of attention from a tired mind.

On top of that I also played the Linux Distribution-Hopping Game 2.0, with a full switch to Manjaro. So far, so good. Everything installed smoothly, grabbing extra software is easy and KDE shines on it. I also managed to get our livestreamer, Sin, to get rid of Windows finally too—result! Although her install wasn't so smooth, as the NVIDIA driver failed the first time much to my annoyance. A quick update, a second driver install attempt and all up and running once again.

So, what have you been playing recently and what do you think about it?

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Lycurgus87 23 June 2019 at 6:19 pm UTC
Lycurgus87Proton: Mordhau, [...]

Mordhau is the new goodie, its awesome I really enjoy it. Many ppl crying about it, but it is fun and a chill experience for me, mainly because really not matter you win or loose, you can have tons of fun (as soon as you learned how to not die instantly) and I think servers now are fixed so you get decent latency.
as a great fan of Chivalery:MW (specially with black knigth mod), i would try it. Does it run nice without tricks in proton?

I would like to try ASdyssey (ancient greek : do we meet Thales, Aristoteles or Plato?) as i had a lot of fun with this kind of game (Witcher3-proton, MadMax native, Middle Earth:shadow of mordor native) but never get a "uplay" game and I don't want to spend several evening searching how to make all those working ... I have a job and a family ... :oP

Yeah it's work out of the box no tweaks needed. You can't do alt tab tho, but that's it otherwise runs great.

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axredneck 23 June 2019 at 6:21 pm UTC
Tera (with Proton) (at least i try), some wads for Heretic (with GZDoom), Riddles of the Owls Kingdom (with Proton)
tuubi 23 June 2019 at 6:57 pm UTC
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ageresIs it possible to execute Windows .bat files with Wine? I couldn't do.
A quick web search suggests either
wine cmd /c filename.bat
wine start filename.bat
Furor 23 June 2019 at 8:43 pm UTC
Eve Online, I am a CEO of a corporation
CS-GO, casual shooting for a few minutes.
Arma 3, coop missions with my friends
Zero-K, fun with hundreds of robots and weapons of mass destruction
crmoving 23 June 2019 at 8:48 pm UTC
Underlords for sure! I have a question because Im going on vacation and I will take my old laptop and according to Steam page on Linux you need Vulkan support GPU and my old Intel doesn't support Vulkan Is it really only Vulkan or I can run safe mode in startup on Steam and play it? I have Windows on this laptop now and It works fine but I wanna go back to Mint on this laptop. Please help i don't wanna end up not being able to play!
Dunc 23 June 2019 at 8:56 pm UTC
ageresResident Evil 4 with HD textures from and d9vk.
I had to use a Windows VM to apply the 4GB patch tool and install new files. Is it possible to execute Windows .bat files with Wine? I couldn't do.
As far as I recall - I used it for much the same purpose a couple of years ago - wineconsole is what you're looking for. Run on its own, it brings up a Windows commandline, but I'm pretty sure it runs .bat files too.

{Edit: Oh, I see tuubi got in ahead of me. That'll work too. wineconsole is just a wrapper for that anyway, as far as I can make out.}

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wvstolzing 23 June 2019 at 10:21 pm UTC
Para-GlidingI would like to try ASdyssey (ancient greek : do we meet Thales, Aristoteles or Plato?)

(A somewhat young) Socrates is in the game, alongside a few other spoilerific figures.

I don't have the game; though I've seen bits on youtube. They even went through the trouble of including a short 'Socratic dialogue' betweem the player character and the man himself ... though frankly it's pretty cringeworthy if you're familiar with the Platonic texts. It's a missed opportunity really; they could've done a lighthearted parody.
jarhead_h 23 June 2019 at 10:59 pm UTC
Steel Rats. Got it on sale the other day on Steam, plus I smashed my middle finger on my WASD hand, so I can only play something with a controller. Atmosphere in the game is also pretty cool.
Linuxak 24 June 2019 at 1:16 pm UTC
SeegrasI was wondering how you could play Raft, since it crashes on me with UnityPlayer.dll caused an Access Violation (0xc0000005) in module UnityPlayer.dll at 0023:106b6d17.

Then I found out, I could run it with "PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 %command%" as launch command.

Still, why don't you need to set this?

Raft works out of the box for me, no options set.

Proton 4.2-7
nVidia 970 GTX 4 GB driver: 430.14
Manjaro Linux Kernel 5.1
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