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Gaming and Linux graphics talks at FOSDEM 2019
12 February 2019 at 8:59 pm UTC Likes: 1

BrisseI don't know much about ChromeOS, but isn't it more like Android than a traditional GNU/Linux distribution?
Sort of. It is a minimal Linux system that boots directly into a modified Chrome browser. It is more like a desktop Linux than Android internally, but Google has intentionally locked everything down so that you cannot install anything not signed by Google.

There is also Crostini project from Google that sort of allows running desktop Linux applications on Chrome OS. I say sort of because it runs a full blown virtual machine on top of Chrome OS, including own Linux kernel and everything. This means that the integration is not seamless. For example there are problems with keyboard layouts, and you get no graphics acceleration, among others.

Google could easily allow installing stuff directly on Chrome OS, but they don't want to.

Gaming and Linux graphics talks at FOSDEM 2019
12 February 2019 at 6:05 pm UTC

LinasI really don't get why people spend so much energy supporting a platform that is so anti-gaming like macOS.

tl;dr: economic reasons.

Yeah, I do realize that money is the answer. Yet somehow macOS has this aura (for the lack of a better word) surrounding it, making it appear somehow superior in the eyes of developers and mere mortals alike. Even in areas where it is clearly not the case.

I commented particularly on 0 A.D., which is open source. So they don't earn anything from supporting macOS as far as I know. And yet, people will go great lengths to make their software work on macOS, even when it's holding other platforms back.

Similarly at work nobody bats an eye when people want a Mac, yet I get weird looks when I mention Linux. Even when our servers are Linux, it somehow baffles people to think that you can also develop said software on a Linux desktop.

I guess the point is that just being better is not enough. We also need to win their hearts. Somehow.

CorbenSorry for this wall of text...

Right back at you.

Gaming and Linux graphics talks at FOSDEM 2019
10 February 2019 at 7:51 am UTC Likes: 2

silmethAnd most importantly – drink Belgian beer together. ;-)
That might have happened as well.

silmethAs for 0 A.D. – there was also another talk about graphics problems the game was facing – the 0 A.D: Graphics – Graphics problems and opportunities of open-source game talk.

Good catch. Yes, I think it is worth watching. He talks about legacy OpenGL support and why they cannot just drop it because of macOS. I really don't get why people spend so much energy supporting a platform that is so anti-gaming like macOS.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
25 January 2019 at 5:43 pm UTC Likes: 4

Proton made me change my mind in the native vs. non-native game discussion. I never liked using Wine, because it was tedious. If something did not work, you'd have to mess with all sorts of DLL overrides, registry hacks, etc. If I wanted all that, I'd use Windows. But Proton made it fun again.

My two primary use cases for Proton are: 1) all the part ones that we never got on Linux: Torchlight, The Witcher, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, etc. and 2) all the games I have accumulated from buying various bundles. I still don't buy new games to play in Proton, because I think a native port is a better option. But if there comes something I really want, and it has a platinum rating on ProtonDB, I might just go for it.

Being a Linux gamer never felt so good.

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20 January 2019 at 11:34 am UTC Likes: 1

P.S. How do you pronounce your last name.

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20 January 2019 at 11:31 am UTC Likes: 4

Liam, supporting you is probably the best decision I have ever made. I check the website multiple times a day, and nearly every time I find something worth reading. I like how your articles contain more factual information and are more trustworthy than mainstream news outlets. I imagine it cannot be easy to keep it going.

Hope that you are doing well, and thank you for bringing us one step closer to the world domination one article at a time.

Gravel, the 'ultimate off-road experience' is now officially supported on Linux
17 January 2019 at 8:50 pm UTC

Mostly negative reviews, but when I look at the reviews themselves, only 3 of them are negative on the front page.

The 'Linux Steam Integration' project has a fresh minor release out
15 January 2019 at 5:10 pm UTC

pbDoes it work on SteamOS?

I think it's ClearLinux specific at the moment and maybe Solus.
I doubt that there are many gamers running Clear Linux.

For those wanting to try out Steam Play, the new Humble Monthly has Yakuza 0
4 January 2019 at 7:08 pm UTC Likes: 3

I am starting to regret getting the annual subscription. Last month was a pass for me, and this one also seems weak. The combination of missing Linux highlights, inclusion of games from Origin and other closed platforms, and a bunch of duplicates I have been getting lately, makes me think that I will not renew my subscription once this one runs out.

The Humble Team17 Bundle is up, another chance for some cheap Linux games
4 December 2018 at 7:52 pm UTC Likes: 1

Worms games are mostly junk on Linux. At least on Mesa. I don't remember which one I managed to get working, but it was not a pleasant experience. Cannot recommend.

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