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BATTLETECH has a new story trailer to show off
By mirv, 25 April 2018 at 4:02 pm UTC

I hear bad things about gameplay forced animations that can make unbearably slow to actually play.
And a damned paradox account is required. Don't know if single player can work without it, but I actively avoid games that need multiple account hoops to jump through. If single player requires it...no way I buy this game even if it ever gets released on GNU/Linux.

The huge 'Opportunity Update' for Surviving Mars is out
By JudasIscariot, 25 April 2018 at 3:44 pm UTC

Liam,

The update is out for the GOG version too

Sci-fi arena twin-stick shooter 'DEATHPIT 3000' just added Linux support
By liamdawe, 25 April 2018 at 3:43 pm UTC

CyberlambStudiosHi everyone! We'd just like to let you know that there is an official Steam Controller configuration available, however it does need to be downloaded through Big Picture mode. Please note we are currently experiencing issues with xbox controller support on Linux, but we are hard at work trying to fix it! We'll update you as soon as we work it out...

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As we spoke in the Steam forum, it does not work correctly.

Sci-fi arena twin-stick shooter 'DEATHPIT 3000' just added Linux support
By CyberlambStudios, 25 April 2018 at 3:36 pm UTC

Hi everyone! We'd just like to let you know that there is an official Steam Controller configuration available, however it does need to be downloaded through Big Picture mode. Please note we are currently experiencing issues with xbox controller support on Linux, but we are hard at work trying to fix it! We'll update you as soon as we work it out...

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Compact action-RPG 'The Swords of Ditto' is out with day-1 Linux support
By lod, 25 April 2018 at 3:14 pm UTC

gnaniniSomeone put it to work on Archlinux? With mesa drivers?

It already got an update and now it starts without any problems, but controllers aren't working yet :/

The action-RPG 'Last Epoch' that's currently crowdfunding has a working Linux demo now
By kf, 25 April 2018 at 3:11 pm UTC

I really enjoyed the demo. It needs some polish and TLC, but I see great potential. Fingers crossed!

The action-RPG 'Last Epoch' that's currently crowdfunding has a working Linux demo now
By m0nt3, 25 April 2018 at 3:06 pm UTC

Downloading demo now. Pretty excited to try this out. Hopefully it is at least as good as Victor Vran.

The huge 'Opportunity Update' for Surviving Mars is out
By WorMzy, 25 April 2018 at 2:50 pm UTC Likes: 1

QuoteTo balance it a little, the passages are vulnerable. You didn't think it would be that easy, did you? This is Mars after all, so keep an eye out for meteors as they will kill colonists travelling inside.

Glad I invested research into the anti-meteor turrets now.

Paradox has announced Stellaris: Distant Stars, a new story pack
By Mal, 25 April 2018 at 1:03 pm UTC

DisharmonicI don't get the hate on Paradox's DLC policy. I mean, sure some of the DLCs are overpriced on release and i don't like that for some games they sell the new art separately, but do you know of many other developers that keep expanding their games continuously for several years? They have to pay for that somehow.

Personally I don't blame the dlc policy by itself. Megagames like eu4 and ck2 wouldn't exist without it.

The problem is PdX addiction to dlc regular cash flows. Imho this has been especially detrimental to stellaris. Stuff is released unfinished and untested over and over again because release dates cannot be postponed or diluted over time. Even the controversial 2.0 release with all the feature scrapping and game style flattening ultimately had the purpose of simplify the game implementation so that it's easier to develop and test it (with... arguable success for now).

Imho PdX should milk Stellaris Project a little less for the time being and let it stabilize. If they continue to squeeze it like they're doing it will severely hurt the game.

Compact action-RPG 'The Swords of Ditto' is out with day-1 Linux support
By gnanini, 25 April 2018 at 1:01 pm UTC

It's a pity!

I was about to buy it to play with my kids, but it seems it is as bugged as hell!!

I'm waiting for a sale anyway!

Someone put it to work on Archlinux? With mesa drivers?

Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II updated with character dismemberment
By cprn, 25 April 2018 at 1:01 pm UTC

I think there used to be a Half Life mod that presented Pirates vs Vikings (possibly Knights, can't remember). If it's a stand alone version or a spiritual successor, it might be good. That mod was awesome!

The fun top-down shooter State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem recently had a big content update
By Nanobang, 25 April 2018 at 12:48 pm UTC

Like---well, most of my library---I own it but haven't played it yet. Also, I have a theory about why it's not more popular: only a fraction of the population have the requisite sense of aesthetics and comedic timing to appreciate this game's genius. I'm serious. Really. I'm not just being an elitist snob. We can no more help it than someone can help being very tall, or exquisitely beautiful. It's just a matter of (admittedly debased) genetics and a lot of terribly inebriated, ad hoc breeding.

The action-RPG 'Last Epoch' that's currently crowdfunding has a working Linux demo now
By vipor29, 25 April 2018 at 12:47 pm UTC Likes: 2

just tryed it in 4k and it looks really great.we need more of these diablo type games coming over and this would fit the bill.i hope the kickstarter goes through.i found the game to be pretty fun.

The action-RPG 'Last Epoch' that's currently crowdfunding has a working Linux demo now
By Praxach, 25 April 2018 at 12:43 pm UTC Likes: 1

Great find, looks like I have something new to try once I get home. Been looking for a newer Diablo type game with native Linux support for a while now.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
By Shmerl, 25 April 2018 at 12:42 pm UTC Likes: 1

It would be useful to add VRAM in addition to regular RAM.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
By liamdawe, 25 April 2018 at 12:36 pm UTC

RedjeWhen was the first GOL hardware survey?
Is once every 2 years not to long for the drop off?
It doesn't matter when the first was, that has no relevance on the drop-off.

The monthly data is gathered from what people have currently and honestly, who upgrades their PC multiple times a year? The answer is likely a minority of people and they are more likely to actually update their info here as well.

Fallout-inspired ATOM RPG has another big content update
By Nanobang, 25 April 2018 at 12:21 pm UTC Likes: 1

I've been quietly rooting for Atom since I was first aware of it. Each update makes it a little bit harder to hold off buying it in its larval, Early Access form. Has there been a final release date announced yet? I didn't see anything on a cursory once-over of the Steam page.

The action-RPG 'Last Epoch' that's currently crowdfunding has a working Linux demo now
By bingus, 25 April 2018 at 12:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

Just tried it myself, thought it was fun. Hope the Kickstarter gets up! Will be interesting to see the finished product, with a bit more spit and polish.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now officially available on Linux, here’s a look at it with benchmarks
By ageres, 25 April 2018 at 11:39 am UTC

Yeah, Linus Torvalds was right regarding Nvidia.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now officially available on Linux, here’s a look at it with benchmarks
By g000h, 25 April 2018 at 11:36 am UTC

ageres
g000hYou could certainly make two Debian 10 installs on the same machine, and share the Home volume between them. And have the advantage that if one install gets trashed, you can fire up the other one.
What do you do with your computer so you need several Debians and break them periodically?

Well the last time was a Debian 9 to Debian 10 upgrade (which I did in order to get Rise of the Tomb Raider working), The upgrade broke Gnome desktop due to the Nvidia driver blob. But this is all off-topic. Every time I run an apt-get upgrade, there's always the chance that the desktop will break due to the graphics drivers. I don't especially enjoy repairing things on the console: sudo apt-get remove -purge nvidia*

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now officially available on Linux, here’s a look at it with benchmarks
By ageres, 25 April 2018 at 11:26 am UTC

g000hYou could certainly make two Debian 10 installs on the same machine, and share the Home volume between them. And have the advantage that if one install gets trashed, you can fire up the other one.
What do you do with your computer so you need several Debians and break them periodically?

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now officially available on Linux, here’s a look at it with benchmarks
By g000h, 25 April 2018 at 11:08 am UTC

Brisse
Eike
g000hOff Topic:

One thing I have been doing and intending to do more of, in the future - When installing the Linux distro, I use LVM to chop the file-system up into separate volumes, and I set up the home directory on its own volume, and I also leave free space in the Volume Group, for adding more Logical Volumes later.

By doing this, I can add multiple distros onto the same machine, with each one potentially using the same Swap volume and Home directory volume.

I'm not sure this is a good plan. Lots of appliction configurations lie in the home directory somewhere. While applications should be able to cope when you're changing to a newer version, accessing them from a distro with an older version may lead to trouble.

Yep. I've run into trouble before when copying my home folder between different computers running different distros. Solved it by removing all configuration files in the home folder, but that might not always be desirable.

Off Topic:

You've got good points. Need to look into this further. Of course, when you first set up a new bootable instance, you can put in a separate Logical Volume for that install, and swap around mount points / test things out / snapshot the volume / revert the volume

e.g. /dev/sda

sda1 = ext4 bootable partition

sda2 = partition for LVM, VG = vg1

Debian 10
vg1-d10root
vg1-d10home
vg1-swap

Ubuntu 18
vg1-u18root
vg1-u18home
(share the swap)

Debian 9
vg1-d9root
vg1-d9home
(share the swap)

plus free space, e.g. space for making copies of volumes, trying stuff out, snapshotting, reverting

You could certainly make two Debian 10 installs on the same machine, and share the Home volume between them. And have the advantage that if one install gets trashed, you can fire up the other one.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now officially available on Linux, here’s a look at it with benchmarks
By ageres, 25 April 2018 at 10:53 am UTC

I prefer just boot from a USB drive and select "upgrade".

All four chapters of the text-parser driven adventure game 'Snail Trek' are now on Linux
By Arehandoro, 25 April 2018 at 10:47 am UTC

This looks hilarious! And being so cheap is an insta-buy! Although it isn't in GOG :/

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
By Redje, 25 April 2018 at 10:35 am UTC Likes: 1

When was the first GOL hardware survey?
Is once every 2 years not to long for the drop off?

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
By g000h, 25 April 2018 at 10:34 am UTC Likes: 1

Ryzen 5 1600, GTX 1080TI 11GB, 32GB DDR4, 250GB SSD + 960GB SSD, dual-boot, Debian 10 + Windows 10

Core i5-4670K, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR3, 480GB SSD + 4TB HDD, dual-boot, Mint + Windows 10

FX-8350, GTX 970 4GB, 16GB DDR3, 480GB SSD + 2TB HDD, dual-boot, Debian 8 + Windows 7

A8-5600K, GT 730 2GB, 16GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Debian 8

NUC, Core i5, 8GB DDR3, 250GB M.2 SSD, Debian 9

NUC, Pentium N3700, 8GB DDR3, Debian 8

Acer E3-112 laptop, 8GB DDR3, Debian 8

Dell E6430 laptop, core i5, Windows 7

Chromebook, converted to Xubuntu, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD

and then about 6 boxes of motherboards, cpu, ram, hard drives (mostly Core i5-4670K and FX-8320)

and about 7 Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian)

and even older PCs and laptops

yes, I work in IT

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now officially available on Linux, here’s a look at it with benchmarks
By Brisse, 25 April 2018 at 9:58 am UTC

Eike
g000hOff Topic:

One thing I have been doing and intending to do more of, in the future - When installing the Linux distro, I use LVM to chop the file-system up into separate volumes, and I set up the home directory on its own volume, and I also leave free space in the Volume Group, for adding more Logical Volumes later.

By doing this, I can add multiple distros onto the same machine, with each one potentially using the same Swap volume and Home directory volume.

I'm not sure this is a good plan. Lots of appliction configurations lie in the home directory somewhere. While applications should be able to cope when you're changing to a newer version, accessing them from a distro with an older version may lead to trouble.

Yep. I've run into trouble before when copying my home folder between different computers running different distros. Solved it by removing all configuration files in the home folder, but that might not always be desirable.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now officially available on Linux, here’s a look at it with benchmarks
By Eike, 25 April 2018 at 9:54 am UTC

g000hOff Topic:

One thing I have been doing and intending to do more of, in the future - When installing the Linux distro, I use LVM to chop the file-system up into separate volumes, and I set up the home directory on its own volume, and I also leave free space in the Volume Group, for adding more Logical Volumes later.

By doing this, I can add multiple distros onto the same machine, with each one potentially using the same Swap volume and Home directory volume.

I'm not sure this is a good plan. Lots of appliction configurations lie in the home directory somewhere. While applications should be able to cope when you're changing to a newer version, accessing them from a distro with an older version may lead to trouble.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now officially available on Linux, here’s a look at it with benchmarks
By g000h, 25 April 2018 at 9:42 am UTC

Comandante ÑoñardoOk, You convinced me.. Im gonna upgrade.. But if after the reboot one of my programs (like Crossover) refuses to work or If I have to reinstall anything, Im gonna be veeery mad with the Linux world...
I'm gonna be very upset if I have to login to all my social stuff again or if I lost all my Firefox tabs..

By the way. There are THREE user accounts on this machine and I don't want to lost anything.

Off Topic:

One thing I have been doing and intending to do more of, in the future - When installing the Linux distro, I use LVM to chop the file-system up into separate volumes, and I set up the home directory on its own volume, and I also leave free space in the Volume Group, for adding more Logical Volumes later.

By doing this, I can add multiple distros onto the same machine, with each one potentially using the same Swap volume and Home directory volume. This has the advantage that I can potentially install a fresh Linux, without touching the Home directory full of important files. And if my primary Linux breaks down, I can boot up another one, without fiddling around with usb sticks, bootable dvds, or pressing function keys when I boot up.

Various advantages:
- A game works on one distro but not on another one
- Backup your not-in-use distro, from the one you are using
- Some software might not be available on one distro, versus another one, (e.g. ffmpeg)
- Having a stable distro (for most things) and a testing/unstable one (for gaming, testing new stuff out)
- Developing your Linux skills - LVM2, Grub2, etc.

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