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Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
By TheRiddick, 27 September 2021 at 12:58 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: ShmerlOn-line connection for single player game? What for? I don't even get the reason for it, let alone any benefit.

Yeah I hate companies that do this. Remember that new simcity game that did that?! what a load of BS that turned out to be, and this be no different.

This is basically trying to make the game have a expiry date, which will be whenever the company decides they don't want to support the game server side any-more, and we have already seen what happens, think GamesForWindowsLive fallout!
Basically needs players to go crack the game to play... why even pay for it at the point!?

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By Shmerl, 27 September 2021 at 12:53 am UTC

Quoting: STiATVery well, I've looked it up, it's actually true, the 6800 TX is ~3.6 % faster than a 3070 Ti, and ~5 % slower than a 3080, so somewhere in between those two :D.

Plus from what I was reading about Linux gaming specifically, in some workloads Nvidia is just worse due to some of their driver deficiencies, like with vkd3d-proton especially. So I don't regret getting 6800 XT since at least currently I'm playing Cyberpunk 2077.

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
By Gamewizard, 27 September 2021 at 12:24 am UTC

Quoting: torhamI wish I could now be shocked and disillusioned with GOG, but this shit has been going on for years. For example, Heroes of Hammerwatch cannot be played over LAN in multiplayer, requiring an active Galaxy login. This is for LAN, there is no official server, so why do I need to ask permission to play and why can't an offline version allow direct connect or do LAN discovery? Anyway, I suggest searching around for a offline Galaxy emulator so you can play your games on LAN. They clearly have redefined DRM-Free to mean DRM-Lite.

Even that's not enough now, so the DRM is in single player as well.

It's still somewhat better than the situation with Steam or Epic store so for the most part they are my go to store, but I'm not exactly thrilled with how things are going.


Well in the case of Heroes of Hammerwatch it technically doesn't even have LAN play strictly speaking at least my Steam copy has no option listed LAN for MP it only offers the active server list. Still not sure why the devs dropped LAN play for it though as that was one of the huge initial draws for the first game was it had both LAN based play and single machine co-op options. The lack of them has really turned me off of Heroes of Hammerwatch as couch co-op with a buddy was how I most enjoyed the first game.

But you are right GOG is more and more coming to mean DRM-lite, they can't even bother to check OS strings from your browser so they keep pushing Galaxy to me as a Linux user. Them treating Linux users the way they do is a huge part of why I stopped shopping on GOG almost totally. Hell it was the case for years that for Linux builds Devs had to upload them via a separate process from normal builds for Windows and Mac, that alone says a lot about the company.

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By STiAT, 27 September 2021 at 12:18 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: STiATAnd according to tests, 6800 XT is actually worse than 3070Ti to the sources I am reading at least. But ye, I couldn't cool a 3080 either ...

From what I was reading, 6800 XT is pretty close to 3080 Ti, so I don't expect it to be worse than 3070 Ti really (I mean performance wise).

Very well, I've looked it up, it's actually true, the 6800 TX is ~3.6 % faster than a 3070 Ti, and ~5 % slower than a 3080, so somewhere in between those two :D.

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By Shmerl, 27 September 2021 at 12:14 am UTC

Quoting: STiATAnd according to tests, 6800 XT is actually worse than 3070Ti to the sources I am reading at least. But ye, I couldn't cool a 3080 either ...

From what I was reading, 6800 XT is pretty close to 3080 Ti, so I don't expect it to be worse than 3070 Ti really (I mean performance wise).

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By STiAT, 27 September 2021 at 12:13 am UTC

Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: STiATMy fans don't even start when gaming ;-). That's what I was aiming for.

I see. I doubt it's possible with higher end models, regardless whether it's AMD or Nvidia. For slightly more mid range ones - may be, especially if you downclock them.

I.e. 6800 XT is comparable to something like 3080 Ti I suppose, not 3070?

And according to tests, 6800 XT is actually worse than 3070Ti to the sources I am reading at least. But ye, I couldn't cool a 3080 either ...

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By STiAT, 27 September 2021 at 12:11 am UTC

Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: STiATMy fans don't even start when gaming ;-). That's what I was aiming for.

I see. I doubt it's possible with higher end models, regardless whether it's AMD or Nvidia. For mid range ones - may be, especially if you downclock them.

It's about the voltage they take and the actual passive cooling they'd take. My tower weights 24KG for that reason ... but 30W difference makes a huge difference on actually being able to passively cool them.

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By Shmerl, 27 September 2021 at 12:09 am UTC

Quoting: STiATMy fans don't even start when gaming ;-). That's what I was aiming for.

I see. I doubt it's possible with higher end models, regardless whether it's AMD or Nvidia. For slightly more mid range ones - may be, especially if you downclock them.

I.e. 6800 XT is comparable to something like 3080 Ti I suppose, not 3070?

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By STiAT, 27 September 2021 at 12:07 am UTC

Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: STiATI just was not able to do that with the AMD counterparts, they require active cooling a lot earlier or so to say .. permanently if they get under load.

Sucks, but I think that AMD still has some work to do to catch up in that part. I'm aware that's a corner case and nobody really cares but me, but I like not actually hearing my system :D.

I didn't do an extensive research, but my Sapphire Pulse RX 6800 XT is not spinning fans and is completely silent under normal desktop operation, running at around 53-55°C (edge). When under load like gaming, fans start working obviously. I find it a pretty good setup. Plus even under load fans are pretty quiet.

My fans don't even start when gaming ;-). That's what I was aiming for.

I have not tried the Sapphire card though, but since it's a 6800 TX it is about cooling down 320W to 290W, and that makes a difference.

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By Shmerl, 27 September 2021 at 12:04 am UTC

Quoting: STiATI just was not able to do that with the AMD counterparts, they require active cooling a lot earlier or so to say .. permanently if they get under load.

Sucks, but I think that AMD still has some work to do to catch up in that part. I'm aware that's a corner case and nobody really cares but me, but I like not actually hearing my system :D.

I didn't do an extensive research, but my Sapphire Pulse RX 6800 XT is not spinning fans and is completely silent under normal desktop operation, running at around 53-55°C (edge). When under load like gaming, fans start working obviously. I find it a pretty good setup. Plus even under load fans are pretty quiet so I have nothing to complain about quiet operation wise.

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By STiAT, 26 September 2021 at 11:59 pm UTC

Quoting: ShmerlSome interesting details from the latest stats:

1. GPU shift from Nvidia to AMD among GOL users has been almost flat for a while, likely due to major GPU shortages and inflated prices, which makes most wait and not upgrade their GPUs.

2. Radeon RX 6900 XT has more users than RX 6800 XT and RX 6800. Probably also skewed due to shortages. Usually it's the opposite picture.

True, but I switched to a 3070 Ti even though I prefer AMD, but since I could not get the 6800 or 6900 passively cooled by heat pipes, since they ... just get too hot not to actively cool them.

On the 3070 Ti I could opt into two active coolers which only jump on if the voltage transformers get too hot, which would be about if they get into a permanent load of > 80 % for several minutes (I decided to get two very silent coolers I don't really hear since the case is padded too, since those are just ~400RPM coolers - that's not an option for AMD either). I just was not able to do that with the AMD counterparts, they require active cooling a lot earlier and more heavily or so to say .. permanently if they get under load.

Sucks, but I think that AMD still has some work to do to catch up in that part. I'm aware that's a corner case and nobody really cares but me, but I like not actually hearing my system :D.

Thatcher’s Techbase, the Doom II mod where you take down Maggie Thatcher is out
By Cyril, 26 September 2021 at 10:17 pm UTC

Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: DuncJust to be clear: anyone who openly dedicates a work to people who hate, or defends that dedication, surrenders the right to complain about “hate speech”. Period.
Nonsense. Category error. Laws about, and discussion of, "hate speech" are not about individuals. There's plenty of perfectly legal talk about individuals that would be considered hate speech if it was about some identifiable group. What you can't say about individuals is governed largely by things like slander and libel laws, which mainly proscribe false factual statements, not expressions of hatred as such.

And there are good reasons for this, both in terms of societal health and in terms of whether such speech can be morally defensible. Obviously, it can't be accurate to ascribe some negative feature to all members of a group, since on average people are people. For a constellation of reasons of which "it just can't be true" is only the beginning, it clearly can't be morally defensible to preach hate against all members of some racial, religious or other whole category of people. It is also damaging to society to set groups within it against each other.

Hatred of individuals is a rather different story. To take a somewhat extreme example, where I live in British Columbia there have been a couple of notorious serial murderers, Clifford Olson and Willie Pickton. Everyone hates their guts, obviously, because they are (or were, I think Olson finally died in prison) horrible, vicious people without conscience who did monstrous things. So nobody's going to complain a whole lot about hating those two guys, or expressing that hatred, saying very bad things about them and so on. But say someone wasn't an actual murderer--say they were a con artist who bilked old pensioners of all their savings, leaving dozens of people destitute and in some cases homeless. I think the case is pretty strong that it would still be OK to hate that person, express hate towards them and so on. So the question isn't whether it's OK to hate individuals, or say bad things about individuals because you hate them; the question is where the line should be drawn between people that it's OK to hate and people that it's not OK to hate.
Then there are people one knows personally--the horrible boss, the school bully or whoever. I find it hard to say nobody should ever be allowed to hate anyone personally.

So, then, Margaret Thatcher, and politicians. Should politicians be exempt due to the particular nature of what they do? There is often a sort of presumption made about politicians that, no matter what their expressed ideology, they should get a pass of sorts because they should be assumed to believe that application of that ideology and their policies will have net positive effects, no matter how absurd it might be to believe such a thing. It's rarely expressed this explicitly, but politicians are assumed to be acting in good faith--or at least, even if we have doubts that they really are, we should sort of pretend to believe it unless there is proof to the contrary. And having assumed that they are acting in good faith and that their chosen policies are intended to benefit everyone, or at least the most people possible, in the long run at least, we can then follow a logic saying that one shouldn't hate them for those policies, no matter how damaging they might be: The politician was doing their best, they didn't intend to do damage, so hate is not legitimate.
(Incidentally, this may be one of the reasons for the outrage much of the political and commentator class had about Trump--he made it so incredibly obvious that this professional courtesy was not deserved, with the transparency of his willingness to say absolutely anything that was convenient for him in the moment)

I question both ends of that. First, many politicians are quite consciously engaged in deception, trying to convince the public to embrace policies and ideologies that they know perfectly well will harm most of that same public, because it benefits them personally or a relatively small group they consider themselves to belong to. They are virtually identical to the confidence trickster above, only on a mass scale. It is clearly as legitimate to hate them as it is to hate anyone causing major harm for profit.
Others are in an odd middle ground . . . they believe in their ideology, more or less, but deep down they know there's something dodgy; they tell lies that they know are lies in specific, but tell themselves that the spirit of what they're saying is true; they carefully avoid looking at the impact of what they do, or thinking about anything that may make them feel uncomfortable. Hypocrites, cowards, just not looking at the side their bread isn't buttered on, but not quite consciously doing damage for profit. Should one hate such people? Perhaps not, although I'd find it hard to object to "contempt".

But even if someone is completely sincere, just how much damage should they get a pass for? At what point does stubbornness become an insufficient excuse for dealing death? Which brings us to Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher is clearly responsible for a mountain of excess deaths and mass impoverishment--far more than any serial murderer or confidence trickster. It is possible to persuade oneself that she sincerely thought this would in some way be for the best in the long run, but it's hard to persuade oneself that she cared. Thatcher was callous, apparently utterly lacking in empathy; she may not have been enthusiastic about the damage she caused as such, although there were times it seemed she thought anyone crushed by her policies deserved it, but she clearly was at best indifferent to the suffering and death she caused, and she encouraged others to be similarly callous. Any non-politician who caused as much damage as Thatcher did with as little conscience, there would be no controversy about hating them. Should she get a pass because she was in politics?

I think not. And indeed, I think serious excoriation and hatred of people who do that much damage serves a social purpose: Discouraging other people from getting ideas about doing the same. Oddly, I don't personally hate Thatcher. I think she was evil, but I'm a Canadian--my relationship to her isn't personal enough for hate. But I'm not going to say hating her would be illegitimate. I'd probably really hate her guts if I was British.

Purple Library Guy strikes again.

BattlEye confirms Linux support for Steam Deck, will be opt-in like Easy Anti-Cheat
By Purple Library Guy, 26 September 2021 at 9:45 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Quinn
Quoting: jens
Quoting: QuinnThere's still a lot of inertia to get past when it comes to the idea of supporting anything related to Linux, especially when it's management making the call. No matter how simple the switches are to flip, the question will be "Do we devote manpower to Linux when it's maybe 1% of the gaming market, and most of them probably dual-boot anyway?"

The trick from the engineering side will be to sell management Steam Deck support without ever mentioning Linux.

As an engineer, I like your solution, it's elegant.
Additionally, since it's only a few clicks, what you say is "I have a build working with Steam Deck support. Do we want to release that way or remove it?"

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
By torham, 26 September 2021 at 9:07 pm UTC

I wish I could now be shocked and disillusioned with GOG, but this shit has been going on for years. For example, Heroes of Hammerwatch cannot be played over LAN in multiplayer, requiring an active Galaxy login. This is for LAN, there is no official server, so why do I need to ask permission to play and why can't an offline version allow direct connect or do LAN discovery? Anyway, I suggest searching around for a offline Galaxy emulator so you can play your games on LAN. They clearly have redefined DRM-Free to mean DRM-Lite.

Even that's not enough now, so the DRM is in single player as well.

It's still somewhat better than the situation with Steam or Epic store so for the most part they are my go to store, but I'm not exactly thrilled with how things are going.

BattlEye confirms Linux support for Steam Deck, will be opt-in like Easy Anti-Cheat
By Quinn, 26 September 2021 at 8:18 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: jens
Quoting: QuinnThere's still a lot of inertia to get past when it comes to the idea of supporting anything related to Linux, especially when it's management making the call. No matter how simple the switches are to flip, the question will be "Do we devote manpower to Linux when it's maybe 1% of the gaming market, and most of them probably dual-boot anyway?"

The trick from the engineering side will be to sell management Steam Deck support without ever mentioning Linux.

As an engineer, I like your solution, it's elegant.

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By Linas, 26 September 2021 at 7:39 pm UTC Likes: 2

Hey Liam, maybe you should add a Steam Deck question, akin to the VR one, to the survey?

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By WorMzy, 26 September 2021 at 6:58 pm UTC

Is there any interest in switching the Arch/Ubuntu-based groups to a pkg/deb/rpm/portage-based groups? If not, any chance of adding Red Hat-based and Gentoo-based groupsto the existing graphs?

Thatcher’s Techbase, the Doom II mod where you take down Maggie Thatcher is out
By Purple Library Guy, 26 September 2021 at 6:54 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: DuncJust to be clear: anyone who openly dedicates a work to people who hate, or defends that dedication, surrenders the right to complain about “hate speech”. Period.
Nonsense. Category error. Laws about, and discussion of, "hate speech" are not about individuals. There's plenty of perfectly legal talk about individuals that would be considered hate speech if it was about some identifiable group. What you can't say about individuals is governed largely by things like slander and libel laws, which mainly proscribe false factual statements, not expressions of hatred as such.

And there are good reasons for this, both in terms of societal health and in terms of whether such speech can be morally defensible. Obviously, it can't be accurate to ascribe some negative feature to all members of a group, since on average people are people. For a constellation of reasons of which "it just can't be true" is only the beginning, it clearly can't be morally defensible to preach hate against all members of some racial, religious or other whole category of people. It is also damaging to society to set groups within it against each other.

Hatred of individuals is a rather different story. To take a somewhat extreme example, where I live in British Columbia there have been a couple of notorious serial murderers, Clifford Olson and Willie Pickton. Everyone hates their guts, obviously, because they are (or were, I think Olson finally died in prison) horrible, vicious people without conscience who did monstrous things. So nobody's going to complain a whole lot about hating those two guys, or expressing that hatred, saying very bad things about them and so on. But say someone wasn't an actual murderer--say they were a con artist who bilked old pensioners of all their savings, leaving dozens of people destitute and in some cases homeless. I think the case is pretty strong that it would still be OK to hate that person, express hate towards them and so on. So the question isn't whether it's OK to hate individuals, or say bad things about individuals because you hate them; the question is where the line should be drawn between people that it's OK to hate and people that it's not OK to hate.
Then there are people one knows personally--the horrible boss, the school bully or whoever. I find it hard to say nobody should ever be allowed to hate anyone personally.

So, then, Margaret Thatcher, and politicians. Should politicians be exempt due to the particular nature of what they do? There is often a sort of presumption made about politicians that, no matter what their expressed ideology, they should get a pass of sorts because they should be assumed to believe that application of that ideology and their policies will have net positive effects, no matter how absurd it might be to believe such a thing. It's rarely expressed this explicitly, but politicians are assumed to be acting in good faith--or at least, even if we have doubts that they really are, we should sort of pretend to believe it unless there is proof to the contrary. And having assumed that they are acting in good faith and that their chosen policies are intended to benefit everyone, or at least the most people possible, in the long run at least, we can then follow a logic saying that one shouldn't hate them for those policies, no matter how damaging they might be: The politician was doing their best, they didn't intend to do damage, so hate is not legitimate.
(Incidentally, this may be one of the reasons for the outrage much of the political and commentator class had about Trump--he made it so incredibly obvious that this professional courtesy was not deserved, with the transparency of his willingness to say absolutely anything that was convenient for him in the moment)

I question both ends of that. First, many politicians are quite consciously engaged in deception, trying to convince the public to embrace policies and ideologies that they know perfectly well will harm most of that same public, because it benefits them personally or a relatively small group they consider themselves to belong to. They are virtually identical to the confidence trickster above, only on a mass scale. It is clearly as legitimate to hate them as it is to hate anyone causing major harm for profit.
Others are in an odd middle ground . . . they believe in their ideology, more or less, but deep down they know there's something dodgy; they tell lies that they know are lies in specific, but tell themselves that the spirit of what they're saying is true; they carefully avoid looking at the impact of what they do, or thinking about anything that may make them feel uncomfortable. Hypocrites, cowards, just not looking at the side their bread isn't buttered on, but not quite consciously doing damage for profit. Should one hate such people? Perhaps not, although I'd find it hard to object to "contempt".

But even if someone is completely sincere, just how much damage should they get a pass for? At what point does stubbornness become an insufficient excuse for dealing death? Which brings us to Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher is clearly responsible for a mountain of excess deaths and mass impoverishment--far more than any serial murderer or confidence trickster. It is possible to persuade oneself that she sincerely thought this would in some way be for the best in the long run, but it's hard to persuade oneself that she cared. Thatcher was callous, apparently utterly lacking in empathy; she may not have been enthusiastic about the damage she caused as such, although there were times it seemed she thought anyone crushed by her policies deserved it, but she clearly was at best indifferent to the suffering and death she caused, and she encouraged others to be similarly callous. Any non-politician who caused as much damage as Thatcher did with as little conscience, there would be no controversy about hating them. Should she get a pass because she was in politics?

I think not. And indeed, I think serious excoriation and hatred of people who do that much damage serves a social purpose: Discouraging other people from getting ideas about doing the same. Oddly, I don't personally hate Thatcher. I think she was evil, but I'm a Canadian--my relationship to her isn't personal enough for hate. But I'm not going to say hating her would be illegitimate. I'd probably really hate her guts if I was British.

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By Shmerl, 26 September 2021 at 6:12 pm UTC

Some interesting details from the latest stats:

1. GPU shift from Nvidia to AMD among GOL users has been almost flat for a while, likely due to major GPU shortages and inflated prices, which makes most wait and not upgrade their GPUs.

2. Radeon RX 6900 XT has more users than RX 6800 XT and RX 6800. Probably also skewed due to shortages. Usually it's the opposite picture.

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
By elmapul, 26 September 2021 at 5:47 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: ShmerlUnless developers want to spy on users in some way? =.
its a bit ironic coming from an spy game...

Thatcher’s Techbase, the Doom II mod where you take down Maggie Thatcher is out
By tuubi, 26 September 2021 at 5:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: DuncJust to be clear: anyone who openly dedicates a work to people who hate, or defends that dedication, surrenders the right to complain about “hate speech”. Period. And that's what I'm exercised about here. Oh sure, “it's just a bit of fun”. So don't complain when others have fun that offends you.
Was it the word "hate" that set you off? Surely you agree that saying you hate something isn't automatically hate speech. I doubt hating the well documented destructive legacy of a past political leader qualifies as such. Most definitions of hate speech boil down to something like "public speech expressing or advocating animosity or violence towards a group of people based on a shared characteristic such as ethnicity, race, sexual orientation or religion", but maybe you've got a different definition in mind?

Quoting: DuncWould you cover a mod about shooting abortionists, Liam? Not that I would defend that either, but would you?
You're actually of the mind that a mocking, satirical game about fighting an extremely violent demonic reincarnation of a (long-dead) right wing politician is comparable to a game glorifying violence towards a random selection of people mostly targeted by religious extremists? Would you accuse Cambodians expressing hate for Pol Pot of hate speech? You might say that this is an extreme example as well, but at least it's a lot more relevant.

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
By fenglengshun, 26 September 2021 at 4:16 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quote"Please note: Internet connection is required to access Escalation missions, Elusive Targets or user-created Contracts. Story and bonus missions can be played offline."

Haha, yeah, sure, if you don't care at all about progression. On a game that's all about replaying the same level as you challenge yourself with both built-in achievements and check-boxes as you unlock weapons, costumes, and alternative conditions, as well as for self-satisfiction from experimentation as well as leaderboard (in the world and among your friends).

So basically only count if you're fine with an extended demo version of the game.

Wine 6.18 is out now with HID joystick enabled by default
By rcrit, 26 September 2021 at 3:48 pm UTC Likes: 2

From the 6.17 release announcement on GoL at https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/09/wine-development-release-617-is-out-with-continued-work-for-the-gdi-syscall-interface

QuoteIn regards to many things being "converted to PE" over multiple Wine releases: previously Wine has built its Win32 libraries (like DLLs and EXEs) as ELF but for many reasons (like better compatibility) they've started to move them over to use PE instead. So it's another change that will gradually improve compatibility as more is moved over.

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
By apocalyptech, 26 September 2021 at 3:29 pm UTC Likes: 1

The Hitman series has always been annoying like this, wasn't it? I think I got the first "HITMAN" (in the newer "rebooted" line) free from something, or maybe part of a bundle, and I'd give it a quick go, but their always-online bullshit led me to uninstall it pretty much right away. I'm not even sure if I finished the first mission.

Definitely a shame that something like that slipped through GOG; I still don't really buy much through GOG, but I've always appreciated their relatively unusual stance about things like DRM. Hopefully there's not too much more of this boundary-pushing going on in the store -- always-online requirements may as well be DRM, even if it might be technically not. GOG's still more principled than any of the other major options at the moment, so it'd be a shame if they were inching towards the other norm.

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
By Nocifer, 26 September 2021 at 3:16 pm UTC

Quoting: Mar2ck
Quoting: audioboysYou know what's so funny about this? And, hey, I don't advocate piracy or anything, I bought all three games. But you know that's why gamers are mad. They pass around these installers like candy knowing they can just use them to install the full game no problem. Don't pretend that's not what this is about.

But here's the really funny thing: they could just as easily download a completed save file to completely circumvent all these pieces of content that are locked. You can literally just slide a single file into AppData and have every "online-only" gun and item in the game. Imagine being this low-agency lmao. Pirates, everyone.

"New user" posts obvious bait on GoL, in other news water is still wet

They're not wrong though. This is an example of the usual corporate crap where the pirates get to have it better than the legitimate, paying customers. Would it be so difficult for IO to have removed these online checks before they released their game on GOG and thus allow players to enjoy a truly DRM-free experience playing it, especially if these online checks were only there to serve a purpose that's long since become irrelevant due to the game being old? No it wouldn't.

Regarding GOG, I have to agree with the poster who called out their crappiness. I used to love their service, but nowadays I feel like they've been steadily going down the wrong path in more ways than one, from sloppy handling of releases, to neglecting Linux with Galaxy 2.0, to Galaxy 2.0 being half-finished crap anyway, to Cyberpunk 2077 being the blunder that it was (CDPR is GOG's parent company)... I hope they'll reverse gears before it's too late, but until then I can't say I'm enthusiastic about supporting them and buying my games from them anymore, even with the games being DRM-free (which is an admittedly priceless feature).

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
By Mar2ck, 26 September 2021 at 2:16 pm UTC

Quoting: audioboysYou know what's so funny about this? And, hey, I don't advocate piracy or anything, I bought all three games. But you know that's why gamers are mad. They pass around these installers like candy knowing they can just use them to install the full game no problem. Don't pretend that's not what this is about.

But here's the really funny thing: they could just as easily download a completed save file to completely circumvent all these pieces of content that are locked. You can literally just slide a single file into AppData and have every "online-only" gun and item in the game. Imagine being this low-agency lmao. Pirates, everyone.

"New user" posts obvious bait on GoL, in other news water is still wet

Thatcher’s Techbase, the Doom II mod where you take down Maggie Thatcher is out
By Dunc, 26 September 2021 at 1:34 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: subediiI say this because even during her time as PM it wasn't even just in the papers, but prime-time TV would relentlessly mock her and all politicians. Spitting Image was coming into its height and it was thoroughly scathing of all the politicians, Thatcher most often included. Seriously, look it up, there's plenty of clips on youtube. Even at her time as PM, she was being derided thoroughly for her policies and often made out the be basically (at least my interpretation) an embodiment of the concept of "the banality of evil" in her thought processes and behaviour.

I don't need to look it up. I was there. There's a line between satire and open hatred.

Just to be clear: anyone who openly dedicates a work to people who hate, or defends that dedication, surrenders the right to complain about “hate speech”. Period. And that's what I'm exercised about here. Oh sure, “it's just a bit of fun”. So don't complain when others have fun that offends you.

Would you cover a mod about shooting abortionists, Liam? Not that I would defend that either, but would you?

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
By audioboys, 26 September 2021 at 1:44 pm UTC Likes: 1

You know what's so funny about this? And, hey, I don't advocate piracy or anything, I bought all three games. But you know that's why gamers are mad. They pass around these installers like candy knowing they can just use them to install the full game no problem. Don't pretend that's not what this is about.

But here's the really funny thing: they could just as easily download a completed save file to completely circumvent all these pieces of content that are locked. You can literally just slide a single file into AppData and have every "online-only" gun and item in the game. Imagine being this low-agency lmao. Pirates, everyone.

Thatcher’s Techbase, the Doom II mod where you take down Maggie Thatcher is out
By EMO GANGSTER, 26 September 2021 at 1:22 pm UTC

some people getting upset over this is silly she has been dead for 8 years so I think a joke mod isn't too soon

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
By a0kami, 26 September 2021 at 12:53 pm UTC

Well elusive targets were timed updates and are a missed event, those aren't coming back, it only makes sense they required internet connection. User created contracts requires to be published in a database so it only makes sense it requires internet connection too.
Escalation are only required for steam achievements and unlocks a few useless but funny items and costumes.

I can only imagine illegal versions of the game managed to severe the connection so it doesn't get banned ? Not to mention you can probably blacklist your legit legal version from the windows firewall ?
I don't condone pirating, it just to say it could strictly technically be done.

But anyway the game was aiming to release episodes as DLC and seasons (finally seasons didn't get in they made new games instead because episode release is at best an ineffective business model). So in a sense it was a very clumsy move from IO Interactive how the game was online-oriented by design since the beginning.

But on the other side, I consider a thousand angry comments (despite the game actually be fun) to be comment bombing. :/ (I'd be surprised there isn't any other solo online features, for example Dragon's Dogma has a online pawn NPC system that let you play along user created characters AI.)