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Star Labs introduce the small and mighty StarLite Mk IV
22 October 2021 at 6:41 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: natis1I feel bad for these lowend laptop makers considering the deck is about to come out. They're not bad devices and for pure productivity the larger and higher res screen is nice but I imagine if the deck gets accessories that make it more into a convertible laptop it could swallow most of this lowend market
As others have said, a laptop is still going to be far better for a lot of things. Not only that, the Steam Deck is only going to be available in limited quantities, with many people not getting one until late 2022 and beyond due to the demand and supply. Additionally, carrying around a small portable laptop like this versus a Steam Deck with a bunch of extra accessories? For work I know I would pick the laptop. Then again, why not both even? They serve different worlds.

Steam Play tool Luxtorpeda for running games in native Linux engines sees a major upgrade
19 October 2021 at 2:41 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: CZiNTrPTWait, I don't get it? What does this do exactly?

It's not a emulator layer like proton and it just supports games which support Linux anyways? So why do I need it?

I'm missing something...
Instead of launching through Proton it would run it through a compatible native game engine.

Half-Life 2 and the episodes get a Beta with Vulkan (DXVK) and more
19 October 2021 at 11:52 am UTC

Quoting: EhvisI'm no Unity expert, but I don't think it's any easier to modify unity to run with dxvk native. Sounds more like a very dirty hack job. In that case Proton would be far easier to manage.
Considering even on Windows some users have been using DXVK to improve performance in their games, it's probably not all that difficult to slot it in.

Half-Life 2 and the episodes get a Beta with Vulkan (DXVK) and more
19 October 2021 at 11:31 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: mphuZApparently, the DXVK port is also being prepared for Firewatch
https://steamdb.info/app/383870/history/

Firewatch is native. And Unity. How is that supposed to work?
If true, it's likely much easier to use DXVK Native than it is to upgrade Unity for improved Vulkan support in-engine.

Swarming RTS Age of Darkness: Final Stand is in Early Access and works great on Linux
19 October 2021 at 9:58 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: PhlebiacSo if Team17 is providing you with keys, does that mean they are proactively supporting Proton? Or did you reach out to them?
We work with many marketing/PR teams, and often they randomly offer keys and this was one such case. We would love to review more games but the issue is as always: larger teams tend to ignore us.

Valve launches Deck Verified, to show off what games will work well on the Steam Deck
18 October 2021 at 9:03 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: BielFPsThe only thing that's not clear is who will evaluate if each game meets the requirements: The consumers, the developers or (most unlikely) Valve itself?
Valve made it pretty clear they are ultimately the ones who make the ratings.

Valve launches Deck Verified, to show off what games will work well on the Steam Deck
18 October 2021 at 8:29 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: SalvatosAre you seeing an actual list there, Liam
Adjusted the wording to be more clear. No list yet.

Steam Play tool Luxtorpeda for running games in native Linux engines sees a major upgrade
18 October 2021 at 12:06 pm UTC Likes: 6

Quoting: ewertonuriasOcean's Heart? But it's borked on ProtonDB
Which means nothing for this, because it's not Proton, the article does explain this.

Interplay updating many classic titles on Steam to add support for Linux
14 October 2021 at 7:13 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: foggerYou can already play those games easily on Linux with DOSBox. I don't know why they are selling those games on Steam or GOG when most of those those games can be downloaded for free, legally, at archive.org.
Ha, Archive.org is an interesting situation. There is no legal definition of 'abandonware'. But archive.org also won't listen to dmca take downs from what I've seen.

But let's be fair here. Steam is a click and play set up, and with Boxtron you can even have extras like MIDI autodetected and set up for you. Downloading things from archive.org requires the set up of dosbox, and all the settings that entails, so isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. While most of us on here can do it, for the (hopefully) plethora of new users that'll hop on board via the Steam Deck, they won't want to mess with dosbox.conf.
Yup this is it exactly. A good, legal way to get them that will also help the Steam Deck and continue to show Linux representation to publishers.

Fallout 3 removes Games for Windows Live, works well on Linux with Proton
14 October 2021 at 8:08 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: NasraFallout 3 is broken now... :/
https://imgur.com/a/Z9XcG8x
You can ignore that it just carries on.

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