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Bloom: Memories A New Kind Of Action Adventure RPG On Kickstarter
By sw, 6 November 2013 at 4:17 pm UTC

I backed the game when it was on Kickstarter for the first time. It's good they're trying again. I'm short of money now, but wish them luck.

Metro: Last Light Released for Linux on Steam
By fabertawe, 6 November 2013 at 4:16 pm UTC

Quote from scaineAnd yet the graphics are absolutely stunning regardless! Actually, in that thread, the lack of tessellation makes most of the textures look more natural. It's the framerates that I find pretty staggering. The fluidity of the game while producing such graphics is really nice. Very smooth.

It's crashed for me twice now, which is disappointing, but I'm about 5 hours in, so it's not particularly prominent. It's just a shame that you can't skip the two minute tunnel intro when you start the game up! Pretty infuriating sitting through that!

Also, akin to the good framerate is that it isn't frying my card either. I get noticeably higher temps from 'Sir, You Are Being Hunted' (a Unity game) where the graphics are not as detailed (but still beautiful in their own way).

I haven't had a crash yet, maybe I'm not in as far, I'll find out shortly! Totally agree on not being able to skip the intro.

Metro: Last Light Released for Linux on Steam
By scaine, 6 November 2013 at 3:57 pm UTC

Quote from Xpanderonly thing that seems to be missing is the Tesselation

http://www.overclock.net/t/1439965/metro-last-light-windows-vs-linux-graphics-comparison

And yet the graphics are absolutely stunning regardless! Actually, in that thread, the lack of tessellation makes most of the textures look more natural. It's the framerates that I find pretty staggering. The fluidity of the game while producing such graphics is really nice. Very smooth.

It's crashed for me twice now, which is disappointing, but I'm about 5 hours in, so it's not particularly prominent. It's just a shame that you can't skip the two minute tunnel intro when you start the game up! Pretty infuriating sitting through that!

Metro: Last Light Released for Linux on Steam
By fabertawe, 6 November 2013 at 3:43 pm UTC

Great link, thanks Xpander. I would never have known what I was missing (obviously!).

Can't say it bothers me at all really, I recently replayed all the Half Life stuff (1 and 2) and never once thought "wow, these graphics are bad". Quite the contrary. It must be a combination of not being an uptodate gamer (no Windows or consoles, apart from an original Wii) and being "older", ahem *cough* 8 bit *cough*.

Sorry Samsai, going OT again That's for another thread.

Bloom: Memories A New Kind Of Action Adventure RPG On Kickstarter
By Xodetaetl, 6 November 2013 at 3:36 pm UTC

Quoteit's trending way over it's goal at the moment so it should be an easy win guys.
If you're speaking about kicktraq's trending estimation, that's totally off until maybe the last couple days. It's not an easy win at all for Bloom, they'll probably reach it with a hard push from backers at the end.

I backed them, I like the atmosphere.

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By adolson, 6 November 2013 at 3:29 pm UTC

Quote from killx_denWell maybe they were pissed at Linux, because Canonical sold Super Meat Boy for about 1 year in the Ubuntu Store without telling/paying the Devs?

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Canonical-Sold-Super-Meat-Boy-Without-Telling-the-Developer-317049.shtml
Yep, maybe. Seems like a legit reason to be pissed, if you ask me. It's at the very least understandable, as opposed to the unfounded hostility we've seen from other devs over the years, even recently.

Bloom: Memories A New Kind Of Action Adventure RPG On Kickstarter
By adolson, 6 November 2013 at 3:27 pm UTC

Seems the game and target platforms have changed over the past year and two other failed Kickstarters... Third time's the charm, perhaps?

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By killx_den, 6 November 2013 at 3:16 pm UTC

Well maybe they were pissed at Linux, because Canonical sold Super Meat Boy for about 1 year in the Ubuntu Store without telling/paying the Devs?

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Canonical-Sold-Super-Meat-Boy-Without-Telling-the-Developer-317049.shtml

Metro: Last Light Released for Linux on Steam
By fabertawe, 6 November 2013 at 3:11 pm UTC

Apologies Samsai

@Caldazar - I have replied on the new thread linked to above.

On topic.... played a bit more today. Set governor to performance and graphical slider to about 66% for best experience here. Can't comment on what effects might be missing or dumbed down for the Linux version as I haven't played the Windows version. I find the game immersive and fun and quite easy (which is what I like personally).

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By hero900, 6 November 2013 at 3:11 pm UTC

i have it on my list but i will not install this game since the devs was the worst and now they want it after SteamOS not for the sake of the customers just the sake of steamOS

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By , 6 November 2013 at 2:58 pm UTC

>Now I have been critical of Tommy from Team Meat in the past but people change, it's now up so all is well for me.

Also the platform has changed some as well as the release of SDL 2.

"The only constant is change. Situations change, people change."

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By , 6 November 2013 at 2:51 pm UTC

Quote from abelthorneIt doesn't appear to be live on Linux yet: while the game is listed in the library, it doesn't install anything and gives the usual message "missing executable".
It happens with some games (with me 3 or 4 times), they appear as available but it take some time until they are "really" available, we only have to wait a little bit. By the way, my respect to Ryan Gordon once more!

Double Fine On Linux Support
By , 6 November 2013 at 2:32 pm UTC

I just picked it up for $3, only because it has Linux support.

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By killx_den, 6 November 2013 at 2:28 pm UTC

Quote from Metallinatus
Quote from killx_den
Quote from MetallinatusWOW O.O
I wanted to see this game on Linux since ever, but I didn't think it was actually going to happen 
Well it was in a Humble Bundle before, so there was a Linux version already, but I wanted it on Steam for Linux 
I really didn't know there was a Linux version, or at least I don't remember knowing.... anyway, I will just give a little boost to my Steam Wallet and buy it now! 

It was in the Humble Indie Bundle 4 and 5

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humble_Indie_Bundle

But it isn't available DRM free anymore afaik :/

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By Metallinatus, 6 November 2013 at 1:54 pm UTC

Quote from killx_den
Quote from MetallinatusWOW O.O
I wanted to see this game on Linux since ever, but I didn't think it was actually going to happen 
Well it was in a Humble Bundle before, so there was a Linux version already, but I wanted it on Steam for Linux 
I really didn't know there was a Linux version, or at least I don't remember knowing.... anyway, I will just give a little boost to my Steam Wallet and buy it now! 

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By killx_den, 6 November 2013 at 1:47 pm UTC

Quote from MetallinatusWOW O.O
I wanted to see this game on Linux since ever, but I didn't think it was actually going to happen 
Well it was in a Humble Bundle before, so there was a Linux version already, but I wanted it on Steam for Linux 

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By Metallinatus, 6 November 2013 at 1:43 pm UTC

WOW O.O
I wanted to see this game on Linux since ever, but I didn't think it was actually going to happen 

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By killx_den, 6 November 2013 at 1:37 pm UTC

FINALLY!
I have waited so long for this

Metro: Last Light Released for Linux on Steam
By Samsai, 6 November 2013 at 1:32 pm UTC

If it's okay for you, I'd like to have the further DRM debate on a forum thread dedicated to it, because I feel we are moving away from the original topic too much. If you have opinions about DRM you would like to share, please post them onto this thread: http://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/456.

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By km3k, 6 November 2013 at 1:32 pm UTC

Quote from abelthorneIt doesn't appear to be live on Linux yet: while the game is listed in the library, it doesn't install anything and gives the usual message "missing executable".
I asked Ryan Gordon about this earlier this morning and he said it should be fixed later today.

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
By , 6 November 2013 at 1:28 pm UTC

It doesn't appear to be live on Linux yet: while the game is listed in the library, it doesn't install anything and gives the usual message "missing executable".

Some Major Sites Had Hands On Time With A Steambox
By philip550c, 6 November 2013 at 12:44 pm UTC

Quote from tweakedenigmaWe do know that it is custom but that doesn't mean it isn't compatible all we know is they didn't base it off another distro.
I'm pretty sure that they said somewhere that they were using ubuntu core, why else would they tell developers to target ubuntu 12.04 and why create repositories for ubuntu? 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Core

Double Fine On Linux Support
By , 6 November 2013 at 12:39 pm UTC

it is on steam for linux, go look http://store.steampowered.com/app/40800/
also on speacial for 2.99 atm incase you missed the humble bundle

Metro: Last Light Released for Linux on Steam
By Caldazar, 6 November 2013 at 12:15 pm UTC

The problem with DRM, especially on Linux, is that it adds to the already virulent notion that unfree software is the legit norm, while free software is the abomination, possibly illegal.
That's no paranoid exaggeration. It's actually a widespread belief that Linux is illegal because it is libre, to a degree that people threaten to call the police if you promote it.

=> For example
QuoteAfter confiscating the [Linux] disks I called a confrence with the student and that is how I came to discover you and your organization. Mr. Starks, [...] I cannot either support your efforts or allow them to happen in my classroom. At this point, I am not sure what you are doing is legal. No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful.

That's what we're dealing with and it's a huge damage to society. Every DRM getting our "Legit-Stamp" add to this.

For me personally and practically, the main problem is that the software on Steam is linked to an account. I can't just lend it to someone else or resell it after I played through.
Especially here in Germany we have a problem with the censorship of any display of violence against humans.
Now if a gamer in the US wanted to "gift" me the uncensored US version, we'd better take care that Steam doesn't get wind of it or two bans will follow.

That takes off quite a bit of my freedom to decide what's happening in my computer.

All that said, like with lying, it's tolerable to a degree, for example to avoid cheating in multiplayers, but the principle ethics of it being inherently wrong stays untouched by practical considerations. Ethics always comes first.

Metro: Last Light Released for Linux on Steam
By scaine, 6 November 2013 at 11:44 am UTC

Quote from CaldazarSo you shouldn't accept tolerate Steam's DRM just because it is more convenient but because you weighted the good Steam brings vs the bad.
Boycotting Ubisoft or EA for example is a completely different decision although based on the same premises.

No, I don't personally accept that. It's definitely about convenience for me. Steam has DRM, which is technically bad, but I don't notice it. At all. Ever. And if do, ever, notice it, then I'll re-evaluate whether Steam is good or bad. At the moment, it's all good. Everything about Steam is good, for me :
1. Prices are reasonable, sales are incredible.
2. Downloads are fast, really fast.
3. Updates are automatic.

There are literally (again I'll stress "for me") no downsides. 

YMMV, I accept that.

Oh, and Stallman is very black and white on his website, which is what I base my information on. There is no middle ground with his views there. Don't have children. Don't use WEP or WPA on your WIFI. Don't give money to beggars. There's a lot of very hard black/white views on there and he endorses those views by using his name as the website. It's his website.

Metro: Last Light Released for Linux on Steam
By fabertawe, 6 November 2013 at 11:26 am UTC

Quote from CaldazarSo you shouldn't accept tolerate Steam's DRM just because it is more convenient but because you weighted the good Steam brings vs the bad.

I'm genuinely interested to know what you consider is "the bad" about Steam. In particular, what is bad about Steam's implementation of DRM.

Cheers.

Double Fine On Linux Support
By , 6 November 2013 at 11:22 am UTC

Ok thanks for the update.

Double Fine On Linux Support
By intok, 6 November 2013 at 11:16 am UTC

Quote from DimaWasn't SMB already released for Linux?

http://indiegamebundle.wikia.com/wiki/The_Humble_Indie_Bundle_4
But it wasn't on Steam, they had seemingly abandoned the port and claimed that they hated Linux. Similar stuff has happened with several Humble Bundle games.

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