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Descent 3 has been made open source
18 April 2024 at 2:12 pm UTC

Update 18/04/24 15:11: there seems to be an issue with the licensing at the moment. The MIT license was not meant to be up on it, as this was apparently the default GitHub put on it. That license has now been removed, and so there's now no license on it. Hopefully this will be sorted soon.

Descent 3 has been made open source
17 April 2024 at 10:22 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: NathanaelKStottlemyer
Quoting: Hamish
Quoting: NathanaelKStottlemyerNot really Decent, rebirth doesn't come with the game data. You have to buy it yourself, so does Descent2.de. It looks that this one is too.
So the exact same situation as with Doom or Heretic. The bespoke license used here is tricky, but the same was true for Doom and Heretic initally too, before id and Raven smartened up and adopted the GPL instead. Just a vistege of the code coming out so early on.

Quoting: NathanaelKStottlemyerIt's not really open source, in my opinion, because while the engine is now open sourced, the game data is not. I think it's kind of disingenuous to call it an open source game when the game in entirely isn't open source. Just the game engine.
Well, it is certainly not free media; I could muddy the waters and say any software not created through the open source development model is not "open source" too, but at a certain point that is just arguing semantics.

I'm not intentionally trying to be argumentative, just when I saw the headline "Descent 3 has been made open source" I was like OK a game like wesnoth or 0 A.D. That's not the case unfortunately.
In this case, it really is arguing on semantics. It is open source, but it's not free. So I went with plain open source, rather than "free and open source". Hope that makes sense. I don't really see it as a productive argument to have though :P

Half-Life remake Black Mesa has a big upgrade with DXVK 2.3.1, optimizations and bug fixes
16 April 2024 at 4:11 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: PyrateI see, though I think that can also be applied to Linux Native ports too, no? whenever they get broken, fixes are usually rare from what I read, I'm asking here because like I said, I'm new and I wouldn't know how native ports went, what I hear nowadays is that the majority of the native builds are broken/worse than if with Proton.
Yes, this does happen. Numerous Linux ports have been completely abandoned, left to rot, or dropped entirely.

At least with Proton, being open source (and based on Wine), the maintained version can continue to be improved upon using it.

Paradox announce Stellaris: Season 08, with Stellaris: The Machine Age launching May 7th
16 April 2024 at 8:32 am UTC Likes: 1

Stellaris, the base game, is actually really good by itself. The DLC are all optional extras. The base game is often ridiculously cheap too, as are plenty of the DLC.

GE-Proton 9-3 and 9-4 released with a new option to help with modded games
15 April 2024 at 5:44 pm UTC

Quoting: dpanterHotfix 9-4 is out because of course!
Of course, updated.

Clever light-manipulating puzzler Closure from 2012 gets upgraded for modern PCs
15 April 2024 at 10:50 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: benstor214I don’t see a Linux version on the store? Does it run through proton?
Look for the SteamOS icon, it's there. They just don't have system requirements for Linux.

PathBlasters is like a competitive vertical-scrolling Bomberman
12 April 2024 at 11:16 am UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: PenglingDid someone say Bomberman? I'm there!
I was waiting for your comment lol

Slay the Spire 2 announced by Mega Crit for 2025
11 April 2024 at 6:41 pm UTC Likes: 1

Update: they confirmed to IGN it is using Godot.

Fallout 4 is getting a fresh update and will be Steam Deck Verified
11 April 2024 at 5:40 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: TimeFreezeI assume none of these updates will come to the GOG version?
The blog post said it will.