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Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
By Whitewolfe80, 22 October 2018 at 8:03 pm UTC Likes: 1

RavenheartHow does Lutra rank vs Play on Linux.

Lutris is a lot better than play on linux for one thing its updated regularly they have new scripts on a week to week basis and the last time there was an update to the supported games list on play on linux was in 2014.

Game developer revokes a user's Steam key after negative review
By jens, 22 October 2018 at 6:37 pm UTC Likes: 1

Eike
tuubiI read that the phrase originates with the Roman lawyer Accursius in the thirteenth century. I'd assume aircraft weren't much of a concern back then.

For this very reason, I wonder what the rights towards heaven were worth back then...

I could imagine to have the rights to hunt everything that walks and flies above each ground.

Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
By Ravenheart, 22 October 2018 at 6:23 pm UTC

How does Lutra rank vs Play on Linux.

Puzzle game 'Rogue Bit' has you become sentient bit of computer memory
By devnull, 22 October 2018 at 6:09 pm UTC

Lets hope no one bytes off more then they can chew.......

Das Geisterschiff, a turn-based cyberpunk adventure and dungeon crawler with wireframe-like graphics
By Arehandoro, 22 October 2018 at 6:07 pm UTC

With those colours, music and aesthetics I would have thought not being on drugs just before the video xD

Brave approach, interesting idea, and unique art but not my cuppa unfortunately.

BATTLETECH for Linux to leave beta on November 27th, along with the Flashpoint expansion
By TheSHEEEP, 22 October 2018 at 5:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

FedaI read "Season Pass" and lost interest in the game.
Yeah, it makes me shudder, too. Every time. "Give us more money despite having no idea what you will receive, or even if."
Anyway, I usually "use" it as a cheap way to buy all DLCs at a later point (if I want them).

BATTLETECH for Linux to leave beta on November 27th, along with the Flashpoint expansion
By Feda, 22 October 2018 at 4:41 pm UTC

I read "Season Pass" and lost interest in the game.

Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
By Hal_Kado, 22 October 2018 at 4:14 pm UTC

EhvisIt doesn't. But I did ask about something like that in the Lutris discord channel last week and it was agreed that an "update" feature would be a useful thing. So it may come at some point in the future.

Not sure how this would work, revisions could include a number of changes outside of just the wine version. The maintainer would need to probably write an update script separate from the install script. Would be a nice feature...although I'm sure it would break a lot of installs as well.

BATTLETECH for Linux to leave beta on November 27th, along with the Flashpoint expansion
By hardpenguin, 22 October 2018 at 4:07 pm UTC Likes: 2

Penguins, prepare your wallets!

A statement from HOF Studios about the Depth of Extinction Steam key removal, plus thoughts
By Draconicrose, 22 October 2018 at 3:53 pm UTC Likes: 1

A clean apology. It's a rarity nowadays, especially on the internet. Very appreciated. Everyone makes mistakes and has less than fortunate reactions, what matters is how they react to their own fuck ups.

Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
By chui2ch, 22 October 2018 at 3:26 pm UTC

There is a bug in the current version that will inform you that the Vulkan loader is not installed even if it is.

BATTLETECH for Linux to leave beta on November 27th, along with the Flashpoint expansion
By Schattenspiegel, 22 October 2018 at 3:11 pm UTC Likes: 4

Tchey(hunt for bigger mechs, hunt for perfect refits, win until you face bigger mechs, hunt for bigger mechs, etc. The smaller ones are more or less useless the more you progress, sadly).
Hmm, my main char did pretty much 95% of missions in a more or less stock Shadowhawk (55t) and our scout was always with us in his 2mlaser,2slaser,2mg Firestarter (35t) and pretty high up on the killboard so I would not exactly call the lighter mechs useless ;-) But yes you can fall into a power creep trap in this game if you do not actively to at least partly avoid it.

Purple Library GuyThat's pretty much how I feel about the Shadowrun paper & pencil roleplaying game. But for the computer games I'm not really a seasoned enough gamer to make that critique; what do they do wrong?
For shadowrun ist mostly in the UI department and some elements of the P&P mechanics do not translate that well into the computerised version and feel..well..lacking.
For Battletech I see a problem with the powercreep (mechlab, +++weapons/equipment, mechwarriorskillsystem) mostly. They fall into the "must give players new shiny carrot to keep them motivated trap" here and partly hurt core gamemechanics and thus long term motivation. One example: minimum range of certain weapons is something that you normaly have to consider in BT meaning you have to position yourself properly to be effective. In this game the combination of passive skills that reduce the minimum range and accuracy boni by + weapons/equipment and gunnery skill progression lead to a point where you do not have to care about that anymore. They make the game more simplistic over time.
Thus being said: The pros far outweight the cons on both franchises for me.

BATTLETECH for Linux to leave beta on November 27th, along with the Flashpoint expansion
By Purple Library Guy, 22 October 2018 at 2:32 pm UTC Likes: 1

SchattenspiegelHaving completed the campaign with 90 hours on the clock in the Linux beta I can happily declare the singleplayer part well worth playing.
Only gamestoping technical issue I came across is that LC_ALL=C %command% in the launch options is required for none US players.
A bit like the Shadowrun titles this game does a lot of things wrong but for some reason it's still incredibly fun to play.
That's pretty much how I feel about the Shadowrun paper & pencil roleplaying game. But for the computer games I'm not really a seasoned enough gamer to make that critique; what do they do wrong?

Red Embrace: Hollywood is a Visual Novel that will take you through life as a Vampire
By Segata Sanshiro, 22 October 2018 at 2:27 pm UTC

The protagonist looks like Tommy Wisseau, I'm pretty sure he was hanging out in LA in 1996 too.

Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
By Whitewolfe80, 22 October 2018 at 2:10 pm UTC

Mmm personally after speaking to the main developer of lutris more than once if you have a problem with a script as long as you give him all the details he is more than willing to see if he can fix it

BATTLETECH for Linux to leave beta on November 27th, along with the Flashpoint expansion
By Tchey, 22 October 2018 at 1:47 pm UTC

I have about 24 hours on the Linux Beta, and i don't have issues, plus the game is pretty good even if gameplay is quite grindy and repetitive (hunt for bigger mechs, hunt for perfect refits, win until you face bigger mechs, hunt for bigger mechs, etc. The smaller ones are more or less useless the more you progress, sadly).

Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
By Ehvis, 22 October 2018 at 1:46 pm UTC

Lin_SoldarSo say you have a game installed, and the person maintaining the script updates it to take advantage of newer versions of WINE etc for better performance, will the script be automatically updated to make use of it?

It doesn't. But I did ask about something like that in the Lutris discord channel last week and it was agreed that an "update" feature would be a useful thing. So it may come at some point in the future.

Red Embrace: Hollywood is a Visual Novel that will take you through life as a Vampire
By DrMcCoy, 22 October 2018 at 1:22 pm UTC

Yeah, okay, I'm team Randal. Revolutionary, check, and it's probably no secret that I have a thing for beards

BATTLETECH for Linux to leave beta on November 27th, along with the Flashpoint expansion
By Schattenspiegel, 22 October 2018 at 12:11 pm UTC Likes: 2

Having completed the campaign with 90 hours on the clock in the Linux beta I can happily declare the singleplayer part well worth playing.
Only gamestoping technical issue I came across is that LC_ALL=C %command% in the launch options is required for none US players.
A bit like the Shadowrun titles this game does a lot of things wrong but for some reason it's still incredibly fun to play.

Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
By Doktor_Mandrake, 22 October 2018 at 12:08 pm UTC

Lin_SoldarHi, I find Lutris trully great at installing WINE games that don't currently run under Proton. It's also great for other games not on Steam that use other client so Kudo's to the team and well done! I'd like to know whether the scripts for the runners are automatically updated? So say you have a game installed, and the person maintaining the script updates it to take advantage of newer versions of WINE etc for better performance, will the script be automatically updated to make use of it?

I don't think they do get updated, I've never really found the script runners from their site that useful myself

Das Geisterschiff, a turn-based cyberpunk adventure and dungeon crawler with wireframe-like graphics
By TheSHEEEP, 22 October 2018 at 12:03 pm UTC

The style really isn't my cup of tea, but I still applaud every developer doing something more interesting than blunt realism or WoW-mobile-comic-clone art-wise.

BATTLETECH for Linux to leave beta on November 27th, along with the Flashpoint expansion
By TheSHEEEP, 22 October 2018 at 12:02 pm UTC

Well, all of that together makes a nice reason to play the game again. After I stopped not even a few hours in due to the slow & unskippable combat animations (which afaik can now be sped up).

And I won't even have to switch to Windows for it.

Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
By liamdawe, 22 October 2018 at 11:58 am UTC Likes: 1

Doktor_MandrakeHope this fixes the issue with it constantly syncing my steam libary

Don't even have the Sync option for my steam account turned on yet everytime I boot up steam it'll add tons of games from my steam library onto lutris which I don't want
The Sync option seems to never do anything for me, shows games I don't even have installed at the moment too. Strange feature.

Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
By Lin_Soldar, 22 October 2018 at 11:57 am UTC

Hi, I find Lutris trully great at installing WINE games that don't currently run under Proton. It's also great for other games not on Steam that use other client so Kudo's to the team and well done! I'd like to know whether the scripts for the runners are automatically updated? So say you have a game installed, and the person maintaining the script updates it to take advantage of newer versions of WINE etc for better performance, will the script be automatically updated to make use of it?

Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
By Doktor_Mandrake, 22 October 2018 at 11:43 am UTC

Hope this fixes the issue with it constantly syncing my steam libary

Don't even have the Sync option for my steam account turned on yet everytime I boot up steam it'll add tons of games from my steam library onto lutris which I don't want

Red Embrace: Hollywood is a Visual Novel that will take you through life as a Vampire
By Cybolic, 22 October 2018 at 10:37 am UTC

TheSHEEEPThis, pretty much directly after Nighthawks?
Okay...

Yeah, it's a a terrible bit(e) of timing.

This one at least does seem different in that there's the whole romance angle and a bit more of a fan-service like feel to the whole thing.

EDIT: Seems I wasn't too far off the mark on that one: "If you're a fan of the obscene, then you'll be happy to know that RE:H will indeed have (optional) adult content." - The Kickstarter page

Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?! from Daylight Studios to release for Linux on November 7th
By melkemind, 22 October 2018 at 10:15 am UTC

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madpingerI'm still buthurt with this dev over the 'Red Shell' thing, sure they removed it in the end but insisted on leaving room to do such things down the road again.
I had never heard of such a thing, so had to look it up. Seems sketchy. In the end, the customer is always right.

I like the theme of this game.

As with any marketing, they could have avoided the scandal by just being up front about it. A simple, "Do you agree to help us by sending anonymous XYZ data?" would have worked. Or they could have just created a post-purchase survey. It's the secrecy and lack of choice that usually upsets people.

Red Embrace: Hollywood is a Visual Novel that will take you through life as a Vampire
By TheSHEEEP, 22 October 2018 at 10:15 am UTC

This, pretty much directly after Nighthawks?
Okay...

A statement from HOF Studios about the Depth of Extinction Steam key removal, plus thoughts
By Corben, 22 October 2018 at 10:09 am UTC

Very human. And I appreciate this move of the dev.

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