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Google reveal more games with the latest Stadia Connect, including Cyberpunk 2077
By grumpytoad, 20 August 2019 at 7:59 pm UTC

I'm honestly quite surprised by all the negativity surrounding Stadia. Is it a walled-garden ? yes... but so are a lot of game systems - I don't remember any of my mates say that about their consoles, yet they've all got one. Did anyone say that about their music streaming service before they ditched their entire CD collection ?

As to the price, yes it's pricey - but so are video cards. You can make your own calculations, but on a personal level I've stopped buying the high-grade cards due to price, and the service allows you to switch to basically a laptop running an intel graphics chip and play the latest games out there.

I'm not going to discount it so quickly.

Not quite time to wine down yet, with Wine 4.14 released to lift your spirits
By Avehicle7887, 20 August 2019 at 7:47 pm UTC

JompaYou can try these scripts from github

https://github.com/z0z0z/mf-install
https://github.com/z0z0z/mf-installcab

I think i used the 2nd one to get both Call of Cthulhu and The Sinking City to work, with some minor bugs but playable.

Thanks for those, I had the first one but not the 2nd (which is what I need for Darksiders 1). Tried it over the weekend but hit a snag, a small issue on my end but definitely a good start.

Again, thanks!

Action-adventure roguelike UnderMine now available in Early Access
By ElectricPrism, 20 August 2019 at 7:35 pm UTC

Looks awesome, so many details look really well done especially mechanics at a glance. I definitely want to buy a copy and play soon.

EVERSPACE 2 announced, with more of a focus on exploration and it will release for Linux
By dpanter, 20 August 2019 at 7:30 pm UTC

Just what the Doctor ordered! Excellent news indeed!

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
By dpanter, 20 August 2019 at 7:27 pm UTC Likes: 1

Great article, happy reading!
I fear I'll have to stay away from ED tho. If I dive into it and it turns out to be great (quite possible) I may never get back out... (also quite possible)

Wasteland 3 has an impressive new trailer for Gamescom
By Nezchan, 20 August 2019 at 7:23 pm UTC

Patola
Eike
scaineThat and I think I was bit fatigued by having just finished the awesome Shadowrun Returns, and subsequently the equally awesome Shadowrun Dragonfall.

You did play Hong Kong as well?
I also bought all of them and also Shadowrun Chronicles because it was 3D, but I got really disappointed when it stopped working because its developers got bankrupt and it stopped working completely (even for a single player run).

I know this is a little off-topic, but why would the game stop working because the devs went bankrupt? I tried to run Dragonfall a couple of weeks ago and it wouldn't even start, does that have something to do with it?

As to Wasteland 2, I got my fill of it when Samsai recently did a playthough on his stream. Makes me really want to try the new one, it seems to have improved on pretty much every aspect.

Mixing Tower Defense with production chains, the free and open source game Mindustry has a big update
By syntonym, 20 August 2019 at 6:57 pm UTC

no_information_hereLooks amazing for a free game.

QuoteA few days ago, the developer released the final 4.0 build which is an absolutely massive update to Mindustry.
I haven't followed this game at all. Does that mean it is in (more-or-less) finished form? Or, will they be still changing the main game mechanics around?

There is a public trello board which has some features for a v5 (called a polishing update) and a v6 (called "More content") so I think it should still be developed further.

Cthulhu Saves the World has an unofficial Linux port available
By BTRE, 20 August 2019 at 6:08 pm UTC

saffyreSorry for the stupid question, but.. if the game is Windows-only, how are we supposed to get the game files on Linux or Mac? I own the game, but it won't install on my laptop via Steam, because it just complains that I'm on an "invalid platform." Is there any way to do this without owning a Windows machine?
One of three ways:
1) Use the SteamCMD tool.
2) Right click on the game in the library, go to properties and tick "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" (doesn't matter which since you only need the game data) and you'll be able to install it.
3) Enable Steam Play for all Windows titles in Steam->Settings->Steam Play

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
By fnordianslip, 20 August 2019 at 6:08 pm UTC

Dunc
1xokI played Elite for the first time in the 80s. Back then on the C64. It was my absolute favorite game. An incredible job that Braben and Bell had done. Elite: Dangerous captures the spirit of the original Elite perfectly. I am very grateful for that. But even more grateful for Proton and Valves efforts around Linux.
Yep. I played the Spectrum version first (I still have my original boxed copy, and remember buying it as if it was last week), but I played it on a friend's C64 lot too. And on the school BBCs when the teachers weren't looking. The Commodore's framerate wasn't as good (then again, these things are relative ), but I did always envy the Dodec stations. I think it was the first version to have them. And Trumbles, but I wasn't so bothered about missing out on those. ;)
I remember struggling to use the Lenslok device with a 28 inch black and white TV (used as a monitor) in order to get Elite working on my speccy. I had to stand half-way across the room from the TV and squint through the bit of plastic crap to try and read the mangled symbols on the screen!

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
By Zelox, 20 August 2019 at 6:00 pm UTC

This post made me wanna try and install elite again. I used to dual boot to be able to play, but sence no man sky used to work great under wine I ended up playing that instead.

Cthulhu Saves the World has an unofficial Linux port available
By saffyre, 20 August 2019 at 5:47 pm UTC

Sorry for the stupid question, but.. if the game is Windows-only, how are we supposed to get the game files on Linux or Mac? I own the game, but it won't install on my laptop via Steam, because it just complains that I'm on an "invalid platform." Is there any way to do this without owning a Windows machine?

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
By Dunc, 20 August 2019 at 4:58 pm UTC

1xokI played Elite for the first time in the 80s. Back then on the C64. It was my absolute favorite game. An incredible job that Braben and Bell had done. Elite: Dangerous captures the spirit of the original Elite perfectly. I am very grateful for that. But even more grateful for Proton and Valves efforts around Linux.
Yep. I played the Spectrum version first (I still have my original boxed copy, and remember buying it as if it was last week), but I played it on a friend's C64 lot too. And on the school BBCs when the teachers weren't looking. The Commodore's framerate wasn't as good (then again, these things are relative ), but I did always envy the Dodec stations. I think it was the first version to have them. And Trumbles, but I wasn't so bothered about missing out on those. ;)

I said before that I think Dangerous spoils the spirit of Elite by being always-online, since part of the genius of the original (and Frontier) was that you had a whole galaxy on one disk (or tape), but that's a minor niggle. It really is the Elite we all imagined in our heads back in the '80s. I still maintain that the original is the Best Game Ever Made. Open-world, open-ended 3D space combat and trading back in 1984 on an 8-bit machine with 32K of RAM? There's no contest.

[Edit: Oh, and I'm CMDR Gripebucket. I have no idea where that came from; it seemed funny at the time. I don't play Open very often, though.]

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
By slaapliedje, 20 August 2019 at 4:35 pm UTC Likes: 1

KimyrielleNice article! I bought that game when it launched, but never really played it much. Maybe it's time to dust whatever rust-bucket of a ship I had in ED and take her on a ride!
It is fun, but I try to make sure I have a few hours to play it, though it's better than No Man's Sky where you can only save with certain things. Elite you just log out.

But man, in VR it is the ultimate escape from reality. Get a nice X52 pro (make sure it's either one of the Logitech ones, or one of the Saitek ones, and not the madcatz one). Excellent game.

Also No Man's Sky is crap for controlling the space ship in VR (I have the Index, and it's just not the same as using the x52 Pro).

Mixing Tower Defense with production chains, the free and open source game Mindustry has a big update
By no_information_here, 20 August 2019 at 4:24 pm UTC

Looks amazing for a free game.

QuoteA few days ago, the developer released the final 4.0 build which is an absolutely massive update to Mindustry.
I haven't followed this game at all. Does that mean it is in (more-or-less) finished form? Or, will they be still changing the main game mechanics around?

Areia: Pathway to Dawn aims to be a relaxing meditative adventure game
By no_information_here, 20 August 2019 at 4:18 pm UTC

Looks promising. However, the homage to Journey may be a little too close, with the desert, cape/scarf, and meditation points. I hope they don't get sued...

Wasteland 3 has an impressive new trailer for Gamescom
By scaine, 20 August 2019 at 4:06 pm UTC

Eike
scaineThat and I think I was bit fatigued by having just finished the awesome Shadowrun Returns, and subsequently the equally awesome Shadowrun Dragonfall.

You did play Hong Kong as well?

Yep. It's a simpler RPG mechanic, if I remember correctly. I played around 9 hours of it, but again I think I'd just kind of had enough of this genre when I sat down to play, so I didn't finish that one either! And when it comes to RPGs, I'm a bit of a completionist normally!

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
By Kimyrielle, 20 August 2019 at 4:05 pm UTC Likes: 1

Nice article! I bought that game when it launched, but never really played it much. Maybe it's time to dust whatever rust-bucket of a ship I had in ED and take her on a ride!

Wasteland 3 has an impressive new trailer for Gamescom
By Patola, 20 August 2019 at 4:04 pm UTC Likes: 1

Eike
scaineThat and I think I was bit fatigued by having just finished the awesome Shadowrun Returns, and subsequently the equally awesome Shadowrun Dragonfall.

You did play Hong Kong as well?
I also bought all of them and also Shadowrun Chronicles because it was 3D, but I got really disappointed when it stopped working because its developers got bankrupt and it stopped working completely (even for a single player run).

About Wasteland 2, oddly enough, I loved the game and played a few dozen hours of it, but I also haven't got to the ending yet (paused playing it for almost an year). So it's not only me, I wonder if that happens often with people who bought this game? I am not exactly sure why I paused it, I think it was because I was sort confused of what I should do next, or too hesitant in getting to a faction commitment path.

Underworld Ascendant's Linux port has now been released
By Shmerl, 20 August 2019 at 3:40 pm UTC

What's the story with GOG release?

PS3 emulator RPCS3 can now play Demon's Souls at 60FPS thanks to a patch
By slaapliedje, 20 August 2019 at 3:31 pm UTC

elmapul
slaapliedje
elmapul
slaapliedje
elmapulthe game is running on linux? you forgot to mention that... some times an emulator isnt running as fast on linux as it is on windows.
in some cases the linux build dont even compile, sigh.
example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka6C7pDg3vA

but you know what would be cool? if we forget stupid projects like atari vcs that dont have any chance to compete against the likes of ps4(and 5), xbox one(and scarlet) and nintendo switch(or whetever they come up after) and instead focus on making sure that linux is the best platform in terms of breaking exclusivity (funding projects like this, more than the windows folks do, making sure we are their priority)

Spec wise, the Atari VCS isn't far off the PS4 (assuming the specs are legit). Will it compete with the PS4/5? Probably not because Nutari (as some have not so fondly referred to them as) doesn't have oodles of money like Sony does. But the AMD hardware they're using is more powerful than say a Switch is. In fact the Switch isn't all that powerful at all, the only thing that makes it cool is the form factor (portable plus dockable). It's an nVidia Tegra X1, which was released in 2015.

you forgot that nintendo have exclusive games.
and so does sony.
by the time atari launch their console, sony will anounce ps5 and everybody will save money for it.

i know its not trying to compete with ms,sony and nintendo, but the question is, who gonna buy it? aside from linux fanboys and people who fell nostalgy for atari?
People who wanted Steam Machines?

Switch has very few exclusives. I have a Switch, but none of the exclusives have really kept my attention. Breath of the Wild was decent, but I'm so used to other open world games, that it was infuriating to me that you can't actually craft items. I stopped playing it a long while ago.

But if you'd noticed what I said, it's going to be the software library that matters. The funny thing is everyone keeps saying that it's nothing more than a raspberry pi that costs too much, and that's not quite true. But yeah if there is no software for it, who cares? Or if there is no software that you can't just run on a cheap Linux box, who cares. Only thing it has going for it above that is probably the size, it still is pretty difficult to build your own PC that is console sized and not have severe heat issues, or bad performance.

nintendo has just the most famous exclusives and some of the most famous franchises ever.
plus its the only way to play good games on the god (aside from a few android ports, all android have is gambling games) so in an certain way, all switch games are "exclusives" they are on mobility
Yeah, was kind of irritated that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 was exclusive to the Switch. That and I prefer the artistic style of the previous 2. Still should spend more time playing it.

You're right though, the mobility and docking capability of the Switch is what makes it awesome. I bought Civilization VI for it so I could play it on the road.

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
By slaapliedje, 20 August 2019 at 3:26 pm UTC Likes: 2

I just need it to work flawlessly in VR! It gets the 'reprojection' stuff all over the place. With it and No Man's Sky, I probably wouldn't need to boot into Windows anymore. No Man's Sky works perfectly on the pancake display, but in VR it never starts.

Attack of the Clones with custom Proton builds for Steam Play
By chancho_zombie, 20 August 2019 at 3:24 pm UTC

Anyone knows if Arkham Knight works with proton GE? it should work, because with wine staging that game works for me, but I tried it and it doesn't. I must be missing something. dotnet40, fails to install must be that.

Wasteland 3 has an impressive new trailer for Gamescom
By Eike, 20 August 2019 at 3:23 pm UTC

scaineThat and I think I was bit fatigued by having just finished the awesome Shadowrun Returns, and subsequently the equally awesome Shadowrun Dragonfall.

You did play Hong Kong as well?

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
By CMDR_Kiel42, 20 August 2019 at 3:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

I started running ED on Linux just at the start of DW2. I hope you're running EDMC with it as well! See you in the black CMDR o7

Wasteland 3 has an impressive new trailer for Gamescom
By scaine, 20 August 2019 at 3:10 pm UTC Likes: 3

I enjoyed Wasteland 2, but failed to finish it - first run, I found that my main character build was ineffective. Second run was a bit stale because it's story driven and I was sitting through so much of what I'd already covered. I just ran out of steam. That and I think I was bit fatigued by having just finished the awesome Shadowrun Returns, and subsequently the equally awesome Shadowrun Dragonfall.

Looking forward to this though. Looks incredibly slick.

Wasteland 3 has an impressive new trailer for Gamescom
By hateball, 20 August 2019 at 3:04 pm UTC

I did not like Wasteland 2, despite loving both post-apocalypse and turn based RPG-y stuff
But Wasteland 3 is supposed to have co-op so I suppose I will give it a go at some point!

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
By Marc Di Luzio, 20 August 2019 at 2:54 pm UTC Likes: 4

Thanks folks, really appreciate the positive feedback!

I'm CMDR Mork Dallolio in-game, if anyone wants to add me.

o7

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
By TheRiddick, 20 August 2019 at 2:51 pm UTC Likes: 1

I'll be waiting for valve to release a wireless headset with similar or better features then index. There are other companies trying but never quite ticking all the boxes, see what 2020 brings.

System76 announce their own graphical Firmware Manager
By scaine, 20 August 2019 at 2:49 pm UTC

ScattershotI almost bought a Galago Pro, but initially they refused to ship with a UK keyboard and after a bit of complaining they said they could do it at a $80 surcharge.

I bought a Dell XPS13.

That's incredible. I had the exact same experience in 2016. They didn't have a UK keyboard on the top end notebook model, and I ended up buying a Dell XPS13 Dev Edition instead. So expensive, but an incredible laptop. I'd still like to support System76 at some point though. UK shipping and localisation is an issue though.

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