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Epic Games acquires Quixel with its enormous library of 3D and 2D assets
By TheRiddick, 13 November 2019 at 5:19 am UTC

I don't think that's a issue dude, the chinese government is already making it mandatory to have citizens install spyware to use the internet, they can bring that to linux, without the app (isp authentication with app), no internet.

And it does not need to be open-source,. Dystopian society preserved!

Epic Games acquires Quixel with its enormous library of 3D and 2D assets
By Purple Library Guy, 13 November 2019 at 4:11 am UTC Likes: 1

TheRiddickThe Chinese market should really push to get their citizens all moving to Linux and off windows machines for PC gaming, this would motivate EPIC Games to at least support Linux on their store platform and maybe encourage more Linux gamers over to the open-source side of life. (well mostly).
I used to think that would happen. I used to think the Chinese government would want to start moving to Linux to stop the Americans from spying on them via Windows back doors. I have gradually come to the conclusion that the Chinese government by now probably has their own deal with MS, and they mind the Americans spying on their people less than they mind the prospect of Linux making it harder for the Chinese government themselves to spy on their people. So the Chinese will move towards Linux only if the China-US tensions get a lot harsher.
Betcha the Chinese armed forces use a lot of Linux, though.

How To: Fix American Truck Simulator not displaying on Linux with the latest update
By Patola, 13 November 2019 at 4:05 am UTC

NVIDIA owner (RTX 2070 SUPER), Ubuntu 18.04 user, no problems on the game for me, started and ran like always on Steam. Maybe it's a Manjaro thing, not the game's fault?

Epic Games acquires Quixel with its enormous library of 3D and 2D assets
By TheRiddick, 13 November 2019 at 3:57 am UTC

The Chinese market should really push to get their citizens all moving to Linux and off windows machines for PC gaming, this would motivate EPIC Games to at least support Linux on their store platform and maybe encourage more Linux gamers over to the open-source side of life. (well mostly).

Epic Games acquires Quixel with its enormous library of 3D and 2D assets
By Tim, 13 November 2019 at 3:26 am UTC

4:28 on video:
Spoiler, click me
de_dust2
never been so... So amazing.

Epic Games acquires Quixel with its enormous library of 3D and 2D assets
By tmtvl, 13 November 2019 at 2:17 am UTC

HadBabits
QuoteEpic Games have reached down the back of the sofa and pulled up enough loose change to acquire Quixel.

How much do you reckon they found? Ten Cents? :B

Oh. A pun.

It's interesting to see Epic do something kinda beneficial for Linux users for a change. I highly doubt that goodwill will last through the holiday season.

Epic Games acquires Quixel with its enormous library of 3D and 2D assets
By 14, 13 November 2019 at 1:27 am UTC Likes: 1

Seems like normal business to me. They expanded their assets using income from their paying customers for said customers to use and made themselves more attractive both to existing customers and potential customers. It goes hand-in-hand with the release of the Paragon assets the other year. Their licensing model doesn't charge you any money for using their engine until you start profiting from it. Those are sweet things.

I hate a couple things they've done, but that doesn't mean they haven't made some good business decisions that were also pretty fair.

How To: Fix American Truck Simulator not displaying on Linux with the latest update
By Xpander, 13 November 2019 at 12:23 am UTC

Im on nvidia 440.31 and MATE desktop. No issues for me. Worked perfectly fine

Epic Games acquires Quixel with its enormous library of 3D and 2D assets
By HadBabits, 13 November 2019 at 12:09 am UTC Likes: 1

QuoteEpic Games have reached down the back of the sofa and pulled up enough loose change to acquire Quixel.

How much do you reckon they found? Ten Cents? :B

How To: Fix American Truck Simulator not displaying on Linux with the latest update
By M@GOid, 12 November 2019 at 10:37 pm UTC

Maybe a Nvidia driver issue? I and the two AMD guys above do not have this problem, but the Nvidia ones do?

Wx3 Labs looking into Linux support for Starcom: Nexus
By cdnr1, 12 November 2019 at 10:33 pm UTC

kinda reminds of starsector

Gravity Ace, a gorgeous retro 2D twin-stick shooter that looks like Thrust on some serious steroids
By scaine, 12 November 2019 at 10:29 pm UTC

Oh, BTW, usually when I send Liam news about a cool new game I saw, he near-instantly replies with the GOL article where he already covered it.

So, it's with some satisfaction that I should point out... I covered this game 10 months ago when it first went alpha. Ahhh, that's a nice feeling!

Seriously though - great game, great dev. One to keep an eye on.

Gravity Ace, a gorgeous retro 2D twin-stick shooter that looks like Thrust on some serious steroids
By scaine, 12 November 2019 at 10:24 pm UTC

It's coming along really nicely. I've been following this dev and game for months and I'm really looking forward to the finished article!

Wx3 Labs looking into Linux support for Starcom: Nexus
By scaine, 12 November 2019 at 10:22 pm UTC

Liam Dawe
scaineI've wishlisted it too. The update says "if anyone wants to test, reply to this thread", but there are no permissions to reply on that thread. I'm guessing it's locked down to only allow replies from people who own the game, but it sure confused me!
Looks open to me?

Yep, my mistake. I was testing from work, where I almost never access the Steam store. It had long since logged me out of the browser I use there!

We Happy Few for Linux and Mac being refunded, to get an "unofficial" beta
By Avehicle7887, 12 November 2019 at 10:17 pm UTC

kokoko3k
EhvisI suspect the "quality" is about something more than just performance. Because UE4 running slower on Mac and Linux is not exactly a surprise.
Since i don't use Windows, can you post some evidence of that?

Regarding the performance part (and possibly a good example):

Supraland has a native version which uses Vulkan on Linux, the performance is half of what I get compared to Wine+DXVK. I'm afraid this game would probably follow suite if the fix has to be done on Epic's side not the Dev's.

How To: Fix American Truck Simulator not displaying on Linux with the latest update
By vskye, 12 November 2019 at 9:56 pm UTC

Thanks for the fix. I just fired up the game today and it was not displaying video, but had audio, etc. This worked.

Epic Games acquires Quixel with its enormous library of 3D and 2D assets
By Avehicle7887, 12 November 2019 at 9:19 pm UTC Likes: 2

Vulkan's code in UE4 for Linux is so terribly implemented that converting DX11 Windows games to DXVK currently performs faster. Instead of throwing money at timed exclusives they could take the time to fix these issues.

We Happy Few for Linux and Mac being refunded, to get an "unofficial" beta
By Mohandevir, 12 November 2019 at 9:15 pm UTC Likes: 1

Pangaea
Beamboom
BielFPsI think we all hoped for. Bioshock series really neat the whole "dystopian society" theme.

Especially the first game had an amazing atmosphere, man how I loved to explore and unwrap the stories in there.
One of my all time favourites.

Totally agree with this, re: Bioshock. LOVED the first game. Such a marvellous atmosphere, and a good story too. The second game lost a little of the magic, but was still fun. Not played the later games, but that first one was marvellous.

Kinda the same with Mafia. The first game was one of the best games I've ever played. Such a strong story too.

It really seems like something was lost from the games that came out in that era. Late 90 to early 2000s. Thank goodness Kickstarter projects revived my belief in quality games and we got some jewels from it.

Bioshock 2 is not considered Canon. It's just some form of exploitation of the Bioshock "universe". Infinite and the first opus wrap together marvelously in a "complete" story. One being the prequel to the other. Personally I prefered Infinite to the first game, but both are good. It's even more obvious if you play Infinite's DLCs where the last pieces of the puzzle are falling in place.

We Happy Few for Linux and Mac being refunded, to get an "unofficial" beta
By Pangaea, 12 November 2019 at 9:11 pm UTC Likes: 1

Beamboom
BielFPsI think we all hoped for. Bioshock series really neat the whole "dystopian society" theme.

Especially the first game had an amazing atmosphere, man how I loved to explore and unwrap the stories in there.
One of my all time favourites.

Totally agree with this, re: Bioshock. LOVED the first game. Such a marvellous atmosphere, and a good story too. The second game lost a little of the magic, but was still fun. Not played the later games, but that first one was marvellous.

Kinda the same with Mafia. The first game was one of the best games I've ever played. Such a strong story too.

It really seems like something was lost from the games that came out in that era. Late 90 to early 2000s. Thank goodness Kickstarter projects revived my belief in quality games and we got some jewels from it.

Google reveal Stadia will only have 12 games available at launch, more later in the year
By Alm888, 12 November 2019 at 9:10 pm UTC

EikeEveryone's their own of course, but I'm surprised how many people state no interest at all in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Granted, the game is being advertised like there is no tomorrow. But this not automatically translates into interest. Don't know for others, but I personally absolutely loathe and despise shooters and am not into westerns in general, either games or movies (being a space-themed sucker since "Space Rangers"). I think, the last western shooter I had played was Gun.Smoke for Dendy (Famicom). I hated it.

Other than that, my opinion on Stadia™ has not changed a bit with this huge "revelation". A very weak game set: no games interest me (most I have not even heard of, thanks to only tracking DRM-free Linux-native games).

Tremendous looking 2D action game Helvetii confirmed to be coming to Linux
By dpanter, 12 November 2019 at 9:03 pm UTC

IronbellIt is using Unity now
Good to hear that, thanks!

We Happy Few for Linux and Mac being refunded, to get an "unofficial" beta
By Pangaea, 12 November 2019 at 9:02 pm UTC

Bought by Microsoft, and then Linux support is dropped. We are all shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

...while awaiting the same bad news for all future Obsidian games

Red Eclipse 2 is a revamp of the classic free arena shooter coming to Steam
By Jpisini, 12 November 2019 at 9:23 pm UTC

Am I too late to get in on the free key? Love your site by the way keep it up.

Tremendous looking 2D action game Helvetii confirmed to be coming to Linux
By Ironbell, 12 November 2019 at 8:23 pm UTC

dpanterAnyone know which engine they use? It better not be GameMaker.

Actually, it used to be GameMaker for the first prototype. It is using Unity now, which makes porting to Linux a piece of cake.

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Wx3 Labs looking into Linux support for Starcom: Nexus
By Liam Dawe, 12 November 2019 at 8:19 pm UTC

scaineI've wishlisted it too. The update says "if anyone wants to test, reply to this thread", but there are no permissions to reply on that thread. I'm guessing it's locked down to only allow replies from people who own the game, but it sure confused me!
Looks open to me?

Epic Games acquires Quixel with its enormous library of 3D and 2D assets
By Mohandevir, 12 November 2019 at 7:55 pm UTC Likes: 1

Egonaut
MohandevirEpic must be thinking that it's a loss of time to implement Vulkan when Proton is doing the job for them...
Vulkan is implemented in Unreal Engine, it's even default API for Linux builds.

Should have put a sarcasm tag because I know that. Fortnite on Android is using it, if I remember well. It's just that Epic are really hard to follow. The smiley meant just that.

Demonstration by the absurd, we call that?

... Mixed with my personal disgust for Epic.

Google reveal Stadia will only have 12 games available at launch, more later in the year
By Eike, 12 November 2019 at 7:53 pm UTC

bubexelWe are not the target for Stadia, and it's not going to replace or fight against PC market. It's more against console war.

This.
Google literally says at their store:
"Stadia - Games, without a console or downloads"
(In German, it's "Stadia – Spiele ganz ohne Konsole" - it doesn't talk about the downloads part.)
I've seen it called a "virtual console", which seems to fit well.

How To: Fix American Truck Simulator not displaying on Linux with the latest update
By Liam Dawe, 12 November 2019 at 7:47 pm UTC

People having issues across Steam and other places, happened since the last update.

Epic Games acquires Quixel with its enormous library of 3D and 2D assets
By Egonaut, 12 November 2019 at 7:42 pm UTC

MohandevirEpic must be thinking that it's a loss of time to implement Vulkan when Proton is doing the job for them...
Vulkan is implemented in Unreal Engine, it's even default API for Linux builds.

How To: Fix American Truck Simulator not displaying on Linux with the latest update
By Stupendous Man, 12 November 2019 at 7:34 pm UTC

I'm on KDE and playing American Truck Sim very often (last time just today) and haven't encountered that bug.

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