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A look at some interesting games and bundles on sale for Linux gamers
19 October 2018 at 8:35 pm UTC

NumericEarlier this month, I took advantage of the humble-bundle sale on Hitman. 10 hours in, I hit an impassable bug with Steam/Hitman. I can't launch the game now because it infinitely states "(corrupt update files) steamapps\downloading\236870\Runtime\chunk0.rpkg" or "(corrupt update files) steamapps\downloading\236870\Runtime\dlc1.rpkg"

I have switched download regions, wiped the entire steamapps folder, deleted the app manifest, re-downloaded the whole 44 GB several times and even added a new steam library on a separate drive. Still the same error. Anyone else run into this? Not to much about it online, except for a few odd posts from other Linux users. Most have the same story. Works for many hours, then update loop.

Ouch. I played 264 hours of Hitman (on SteamOS) and never hit that bug. It crashed once or twice (literally!) but no other problems. Last time I played was yesterday. What distro do you have? It's weird that wiping and downloading again doesn't fix it, it usually works for other games. Have you tried to "verify game files"? Lastly, it might be worth reporting it to Valve, as it might be a corruption on one of their update servers (yes, I noted you switched regions, but who is to say that it really worked?).

A look at some interesting games and bundles on sale for Linux gamers
19 October 2018 at 8:26 pm UTC

LeopardEagerly waiting for Steam Winter Sales. That would be a Proton focused sale season for me.

I'm willing to bet they plan to implement the SteamPlay icon for whitelisted games before the Winter Sale (or, who knows, maybe even before the Halloween Sale?), and I'll be sure to buy some of those to show that it makes a difference.

Proton beta 3.16-2 is out for Valve's Steam Play system
17 October 2018 at 1:04 pm UTC

NeverthelessBards Tale 4, Battletech

Aren't those coming to Linux pretty soon?

The recent Steam Play beta is now out for everyone, plus a minor beta update
11 October 2018 at 3:40 pm UTC

Comandante ÑoñardoI wonder the purpose of the Track prefix files feature.

I guess Proton will have several versions of WINe and will run the more appropriate for each game...

Hopefully, because once a game works perfect for me with (for example) 3.7-3 I don't see a point in updating it risking breakage.

The recent Steam Play beta is now out for everyone, plus a minor beta update
11 October 2018 at 3:15 pm UTC Likes: 1

j3kylI noticed that all my "Windows" games had a minor update of 300MB. Obviously unrelated to the game itself as most of those were released years ago!

I almost dropped a tear when I saw a update on Stalker SOC! haha

For me, only Codename Gordon got a 343M update, but it still doesn't work. :-(

The Humble Discovery Pack is out with three nice Linux native games
9 October 2018 at 8:41 pm UTC Likes: 1

buenaventuraWow, yeah Kentucky Route Zero is worth every penny, it's a fantastic, amazing game! Buy it! I am a patron of Cardboard Computers (who make KRZ) and they are such awesome devs. Act V is on the way! (perhaps late 2018/early 2019).

Wait, so it's still not complete? I've been hovering my mouse over that game lately, good thing I haven't started it...

Sunday Mag: Linux gaming news odds and ends and a quick look at what’s on sale
7 October 2018 at 11:57 am UTC

Finally playing through Rise of the Tomb Raider, after installing that additional 8GB I bought because of this game's recommended specs. ;-)

VK9 for getting Direct3D 9 over Vulkan has hit their 28th milestone
30 September 2018 at 12:47 am UTC Likes: 3

Comandante ÑoñardoI wonder WHY this project is not backed by Valve...
I mean, A LOT of the legacy steam games are DX9 and this will improve performance.

I would guess getting *new* games to work on SteamOS has a priority over the backlog. But I agree they should care more about it, people switching to Linux will definitely look at what percentage of their whole library is supported, and that includes older titles.

The Dungeons 3 'Clash of Gods' DLC is out with eight new missions
29 September 2018 at 9:48 pm UTC

Hopefully they add it to the Dungeons bundle, for an extra -20%.

Feral Interactive are teasing something for Linux next week
28 September 2018 at 11:30 am UTC

PhlebiacTell Tale Games (...) tend to run well in Wine.

I tried The Walking Dead on SteamOS and the controller didn't work, also the mouse cursor disappeared right after the menu loaded. So I wouldn't say it's playable, let alone running well. But it did work for me some years ago on the steam client installed with wine (I completed the first chapter).

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