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YoYo Games developer of GameMaker Studio sold for $10M
20 January 2021 at 1:24 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: riusmaSeems to be the company behind Opera browser according to RPS (source ).
Someone didn't read the article...

Steamworks gets Denuvo Anti-Cheat, here's what Irdeto say about Linux support
19 January 2021 at 6:37 pm UTC

Quoting: PublicNuisance
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: PublicNuisanceSo this is where we are in Linux gaming ? Getting in bed with intrusive DRM is met with cheers ? Guess I can't be shocked we're no better than the rest of the PC gaming platform on that regard. I was already more willing to support Itch.io or GOG for their DRM practices and I see this news as strengthening that and pushing me farther away from Steam. It's bad enough they allow games on their store to use Denuvo but to bake it into Steamworks is a worse step not a better one. They have the market and the clout to fight against this nonsense but it just shows they value money above all else which is something that those who say they love Linux should start opening their eyes to.
More like: this is just the world we live in. If you want to play competitive games online, they need anti-cheat because humans are terrible and cheat sometimes with big bot networks to ruin things for everyone. The problem is not the anti-cheat, it's humans being shits.

If the use of Denuvo was restricted to online games you may have a point but there are plenty of single player games that use it as well.
Well, that's quite a different issue and it gets quite complicated. Personally, I hope developers don't do that.

Steamworks gets Denuvo Anti-Cheat, here's what Irdeto say about Linux support
19 January 2021 at 6:19 pm UTC Likes: 20

Quoting: PublicNuisanceSo this is where we are in Linux gaming ? Getting in bed with intrusive DRM is met with cheers ? Guess I can't be shocked we're no better than the rest of the PC gaming platform on that regard. I was already more willing to support Itch.io or GOG for their DRM practices and I see this news as strengthening that and pushing me farther away from Steam. It's bad enough they allow games on their store to use Denuvo but to bake it into Steamworks is a worse step not a better one. They have the market and the clout to fight against this nonsense but it just shows they value money above all else which is something that those who say they love Linux should start opening their eyes to.
More like: this is just the world we live in. If you want to play competitive games online, they need anti-cheat because humans are terrible and cheat sometimes with big bot networks to ruin things for everyone. The problem is not the anti-cheat, it's humans being shits.

GOG has a huge sale on RPGs and sees the return of the classic Moonstone
19 January 2021 at 12:02 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: mcphailI'm currently about 12 hours into Arcanum (via WINE) and 3 hours into Pathfinder: Kingmaker. So far, I can recommend both. Plenty of fun to be had in this sale!
Arcanum was another from when I was younger. Really needs an open source reimplementation to improve it, sadly it's so often overlooked.

What we expect to come from Valve to help Linux gaming in 2021
18 January 2021 at 11:05 pm UTC

Quoting: no_information_here
Quoting: robredz
Quoting: no_information_here
QuoteNot just for gamers though, this could be a pretty valuable tool for developers to test their games too.
I think this is the real reason. I have seen a number of small devs post comments like "I don't have a linux machine" in answer to questions about porting games (or fixing the games they already ported). If it is super easy to plug in a USB drive and have an instant test environment, it would make many of those excuses go away.
TGhere are plenty of USB distro's out there, Puppy is one, but one set up for gaming and game devs to use would be good
If you read the announcement, it has auto-updating of the OS on the USB. It has been a while since I have used a live-distro, but I don't remember any kind of serious update feature. This would be very important for devs.

I still don't know why everyone is mocking the USB idea as if it is aimed at gamers. I think that is going to be a side audience to the real target: indie developers who are scared to install a linux partition.
"I don't have a Linux system"

"Burn this, install the game, test away"

Certainly would make things easier.

Bytten Studio say not to sleep on Linux in their postmortem for Lenna's Inception
18 January 2021 at 12:41 pm UTC

Quoting: micke1mJust bought it now, the game just crashes instantly for me on Arch.

X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  1 (X_CreateWindow)
  Serial number of failed request:  3230
  Current serial number in output stream:  3232
Odd, works fine here on Arch. Looks like you're using an AMD GPU going by your GOL PC Info. Try the Steam Linux Runtime container -> right click the game -> Properties -> Compatibility -> Steam Linux Runtime.

Harvest Days is an upcoming open-ended country-life RPG
18 January 2021 at 11:32 am UTC

Quoting: Potatoman24This video is not good. Looks like a company promo.

The fact that its also Kickstarter is worrying.
Well, all videos developers do about a game are promotional, that is the point. As for Kickstarter, that's given us tons of great games. Bit of a strange comment.

What we expect to come from Valve to help Linux gaming in 2021
17 January 2021 at 12:45 pm UTC Likes: 3

Some key things commenters seem to be missing

- It's not aimed at existing Linux users
- It's not the only thing they're doing, we're just explaining one possible thing based on what they said in the quote
- Valve and Wine can't solve EAC or BattlEye, it needs direct support from those vendors to make it happen to any degree of accuracy and to keep it working
- Some of you really lack imagination ;)

What we expect to come from Valve to help Linux gaming in 2021
16 January 2021 at 7:58 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: aokamiWhat about the syscall emulation Collabora contribution (based in the seccomp mechanism, but ended up being a stand alone mechanism) making it's way in kernel 5.11 ?
https://youtube.com/watch?v=B35XhcmBDDI

This looks promising and looks like a few back and forth discussions went on and a few patches made it to the kernel already.
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/log/?h=v5.11-rc3&qt=author&q=gabriel+krisman
This has been talked about across other articles, and noted in the first link in this article where Valve clarified what the work was for - to help DRM work in Proton.

What we expect to come from Valve to help Linux gaming in 2021
16 January 2021 at 4:36 pm UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: JuliusI think Liam has missed one piece of the puzzle, which is: This usb bootable Linux will allow you to use an existing Steam Windows installation as a Steam library folder. That way a user that has never tried Linux can just plug it in the PC and play around with it, including testing the games he/she has already installed to see if they work.
I left that out intentionally, because running games off an existing NTFS partition has almost always caused problems.

Edit: as for other comments - i'm not saying this will move mountains or be huge or anything. I'm interested in it as an idea though, and merely explaining what it seems Valve are doing.