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Make Sail, a ship-building exploration and adventure game looks like it's coming to Linux
14 December 2017 at 9:00 pm UTC

Makes me think of.. Raft? That early access game that looked like Rust on a raft that promised Linux support but then reneged on that promise after a couple of releases. Hopefully this developer is a bit more trustworthy.

Survival game 'The Long Dark' just got a major update, prepare to face the Moose
9 December 2017 at 12:03 am UTC

HamishSorry, I could not resist.

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Hah! I spent a couple of minutes searching youtube for a clip of that exact scene. I was going to make a comment about car crashes involving trees in Sweden and see if anyone got it, but ultimately decided against it. Glad to see there's another Dwarfer on GoL in any case.

Survival game 'The Long Dark' just got a major update, prepare to face the Moose
8 December 2017 at 10:28 pm UTC Likes: 6

I adore this game, but it can be very unforgiving. Too many times I've rushed into a fight with a wolf, thinking I was armed to teeth and safe against anything the game could throw at me, only to raise my rifle at the oncoming threat, perfectly aim at it, squeeze the trigger... and hear the sad little click that means you forgot to load the barrel when you had the chance.

RIP Survivor #287.

In the Valley of Gods announced from Firewatch developer Campo Santo, confirmed to Linux
8 December 2017 at 10:12 pm UTC

Looks interesting! Certainly one to keep an eye on.

Steam now has a form of platform-specific wishlisting, to help developers see demand
6 December 2017 at 11:41 pm UTC Likes: 7

I only wishlist games that are on Linux, since my less-techy friends and family often buy me birthday/Christmas gifts from it (it's either that or socks!).

If I start wishlisting non-Linux games, I'm inevitably going to end up receiving Steam gifts that I can't play.

Tibia is a free to play MMO that has supported Linux for a long time, fix included for Ubuntu
1 December 2017 at 4:10 pm UTC

Normally masquerading sonames as other versions is a Very Bad Idea™ (due to API changes), but in this case Debian arbitrarilly changes the soname version from 0 to 3 for no discernable reason.

(from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/pcre3/pcre3_8.39-3.debian.tar.gz)
README.DebianUpstream's library version is much lower than Debian's - PCRE_LIB_VERSION=0:1:0
instead of 13:0:10 (soname libpcre.so.0 instead of libpcre.so.3)

Debian even use the upstream sources, they just patch the version numbers:
patches/soname.patchFrom: Mark Baker <mark@mnb.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:20:13 +0100
Subject: soname

===================================================================
---
configure.ac | 8 ++++----
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
index 3cefaf1..6077ad5 100644
--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -17,10 +17,10 @@ m4_define(pcre_date, [2016-06-14])
# 50 lines of this file. Please update that if the variables above are moved.

# Libtool shared library interface versions (current:revision:age)
-m4_define(libpcre_version, [3:7:2])
-m4_define(libpcre16_version, [2:7:2])
-m4_define(libpcre32_version, [0:7:0])
-m4_define(libpcreposix_version, [0:4:0])
+m4_define(libpcre_version, [16:3:13])
+m4_define(libpcre16_version, [16:3:13])
+m4_define(libpcre32_version, [16:3:13])
+m4_define(libpcreposix_version, [16:3:13])
m4_define(libpcrecpp_version, [0:1:0])

AC_PREREQ(2.57)

So linking libpcre16.so.3 to libpcre16.so.0 in this instance should be fine.

Colony building sim 'RimWorld' is now in Beta, with lots more content on offer
19 November 2017 at 12:23 am UTC Likes: 2

QuoteThis could easily be the best colony building simulation available on Linux right now.

I honestly can't see any game ever taking that title away from Dwarf Fortress.

What are you playing this weekend?
10 November 2017 at 10:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

I need to get a few episodes of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and Skies of Arcadia: Legends recorded before I go away on holiday in a couple of weeks time, so I'll be playing those a lot this weekend. I might play a bit of Everspace too, and/or L4D2 which I haven't played in a while.

Football Manager 2018 has released with same-day Linux support
10 November 2017 at 8:24 pm UTC

I couldn't get into the one I bought (although I used to love playing Ultimate Soccer Manager back on the Amiga), but there's no denying this is one awesome developer!

Low on cash? Here's a look at some Linux games currently on sale
25 October 2017 at 5:37 pm UTC Likes: 2

Nobody's mentioned it in a couple of hours, so we must be due another reminder that the Steam sale starts tomorrow..

Hey guys, the Steam sale's rumored to start tomorrow!

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