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An update on the situation with NVIDIA graphical distortions in some Unity games on Linux
16 January 2019 at 2:39 pm UTC

QuoteNVIDIA said they don't want to make specific application profiles, however if the community is willing to create them they could ship them with their driver to give a better experience out of the box.

Sounds like something that should be setup on Github (or the like) today. (I won't have the time, though.)

Darwin Project no longer works in Steam Play, due to Easy Anti-Cheat
13 January 2019 at 4:37 pm UTC Likes: 6

Code ArtisanBy enforcing open-source through GPLv2, Linux makes anti-cheats impossible to be effective. You will never see something like ESEA on linux.

That's why we can't have proprietary drivers, either. Oh, wait...

Darwin Project no longer works in Steam Play, due to Easy Anti-Cheat
13 January 2019 at 9:54 am UTC Likes: 6

Might I dare to say "Native Linux gaming FTW!"...?

Darwin Project no longer works in Steam Play, due to Easy Anti-Cheat
13 January 2019 at 9:52 am UTC Likes: 3

einherjarHmm, sad. Without Multiplayer Games working Cross-Plattform, Linux is o Nogo for nearly every gamer....

I'd bet that most players aren't playing online multiplayer to begin with. (I read even Call of Duty has more offline than online players.)

Unity have changed their terms of service, which has essentially blocked SpatialOS and streaming services
10 January 2019 at 2:42 pm UTC Likes: 1

CFWhitmanThe reason they can do this is because streaming a game basically distributes a copy to whomever is playing it (though the copy technically is on the server, an image of it is transmitted to the user). Since Unity have to license redistribution rights to all developers who use the engine, they can control the terms of that redistribution. Of course, it's quite possible that outside companies could continue to use an older version which doesn't have the restrictive terms, though I'm sure that Unity would try to prevent this.

When using streaming, shouldn't the client only need minimal software, comparable to what is in the Steam Link?

An updated Steam Client is out, should be more responsive when downloading
9 January 2019 at 2:13 pm UTC

MaxPower
Quotethey fixed an issue where sometimes the recently played games list was truncated to 5 items

I did not realized that was a bug and always wondered why on earth they display only the 5 most recent. Good

Browser is showing six for me? Is that the bug: One missing?!?

Eastshade, the open world adventure where you're a travelling artist has a new trailer and release date
9 January 2019 at 12:10 pm UTC

Leaving Lyndow was a little disappointment for me.
I was prepeared that it's short, but it felt... empty.

Some Linux games we’re excited to see in 2019, a list to keep you going
9 January 2019 at 10:49 am UTC

clatterfordslimI came across this site, as to where I got the idea

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articles/explaining-bsd/comparing-bsd-and-linux.html

You could say they're relatives - distant relatives, but way more connected than Windows vs. BSD/Linux/Unix.

132 of the 250 most highly rated games on Steam support Linux, even more when counting Steam Play
8 January 2019 at 7:00 pm UTC

wvstolzingPerhaps as a case in point: The only Steam review I ever wrote was for TIS-100, and it went something like '... if you're intrigued by this, then BUY NOW!!!'

Yes, another game where you see at a glance if you will like it or not (before buying, that is).

132 of the 250 most highly rated games on Steam support Linux, even more when counting Steam Play
8 January 2019 at 1:21 pm UTC

ArdjeI don't know how that list is compiled. I miss GTA V/online, ARK, and a few others.
I mean: common, a list without GTA V is just incomplete.

I didn't look through it, but I expect a list of highly rated games to be mostly niche games. Games drawing many buyers from different directions will get their share of downvotes. Games with a very specific audiance, say text adventures (do play Thaumistry!) draw only those that will enjoy if it is done well.

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