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The action adventure game 'Evoland Legendary Edition' arrives with Linux support
8 February 2019 at 7:34 pm UTC

morbiusI had a Steam key for Evoland 2 lying around for a long time, got it in some bundle long forgotten. It looked interesting, but the game didn't have a Linux client or work in Proton. Activated it now and got the Legendary Edition for free.
Thanks for the tip. My key apparently came in a bundle called "Humble Bundle's: Best of 2016".

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
7 February 2019 at 9:50 pm UTC

axredneck
tuubiAnyway, the usual solution to work around this is ...
... to turn compositing off. KWin even has hotkey to toggle compositing.
Just turning off the compositor doesn't give you a tear-free, v-synced desktop, so it's not a proper solution.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
7 February 2019 at 11:56 am UTC

wvstolzing
BrisseI see you are using xfce and I'm not surprised. TearFree is enabled out of the box on most sane mainstream DE's like Gnome and KDE. I'm not saying xfce is bad because it certainly has it's place, but the issue in your case isn't with AMD, it's with xfce's bad defaults.

I get screen tearing even on intel integrated, with XFCE (compositor on).
By TearFree I meant the driver option. Not something a DE can enable or disable. That's up to your distro. But sure, many alternatives have better compositors than the one in Xfwm4.

Anyway, the usual solution to work around this is a third party compositor like compton. Some distros do this by default. Mint Xfce seems to let you pick your own wm+compositor combination in the "desktop" settings panel, with "Xfwm4 + Compositing" as default. It's actually the only sane default as long as they want to support systems with older integrated graphics. I just tried with a first-gen i3 and opengl-based compositors were too sluggish for comfort.

Aaaand we're way off topic.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
6 February 2019 at 7:41 pm UTC

Shmerl
tuubiThat doesn't really match my experience, but I guess I'll take your word for it.

You mean you didn't have any tearing issues even without using that "forced pipeline" setting? When I was using Nvidia, I constantly had them. vsync plainly didn't work at all.
I wouldn't say I didn't have any issues, but (opengl/vulkan) v-sync mostly just worked. I remember I used to have tearing with video playback before all the players supported hardware acceleration (vdpau), but it's been a while.

I only recently switched (back) to AMD, and immediately had to enable TearFree to fix tearing issues so the difference isn't as dramatic as you make it seem. When it comes to this particular issue that is. Of course there are other things AMD and even Intel do better than Nvidia, even if you ignore the ideology. But this is getting a bit off topic so I'll leave it there.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
6 February 2019 at 3:14 pm UTC

Shmerl
tuubiThe point of Nvidia's full compositor pipeline setting is that it'll prevent tearing even if you disable v-sync. I think AMD's TearFree option has a similar effect.

The point of that "forced pipeline" is really because normal vsync is broken on Nvidia, unlike on AMD. That's why it's plagued with tearing on Linux.
That doesn't really match my experience, but I guess I'll take your word for it.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
5 February 2019 at 9:21 pm UTC

axredneck
TheRiddick...As for AMD GPU ... if you can enable screen tearing options similar to nvidia's fullscreenpipeline stuff...
AMD doesn't need such option because vsync "just works" there
The point of Nvidia's full compositor pipeline setting is that it'll prevent tearing even if you disable v-sync. I think AMD's TearFree option has a similar effect.

Get Deponia: The Complete Journey free in the Humble Winter Sale Encore
24 January 2019 at 9:20 pm UTC

stanDeponia is an horrible game, bugged and with illogical puzzles, a pain to play even for free.
That's a bit harsh I think. I actually enjoyed the game(s) quite a bit (despite the unlikable protagonist). Steam reviews are "mostly positive" so I don't think I'm alone.

I'd say the puzzles were about as logical as you'd expect from a surreal comedy adventure. Certainly no worse than in some of the classics. I'll take your word on the bugs though. I might very well have bumped into a couple myself, but can't remember the specifics. Certainly nothing game-breaking or I wouldn't have finished.

Too bad the giveaway doesn't seem to include Humble's DRM-free download, unlike the version I got a while back in a bundle.

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19 January 2019 at 9:57 pm UTC Likes: 4

Keep up the good work Liam (and contributors of course). This is the only gaming related website I peruse and enjoy on a regular basis, not in small part due to the great community. Unless something drastic happens, you can expect me to keep pitching in for the foreseeable future.

Comedy point and click adventure 'Guard Duty' to arrive on Linux this Spring, looks awesome
18 January 2019 at 5:55 am UTC Likes: 1

Shmerl
tuubiAnother AGS veteran going commercial, if I'm not mistaken. Wishlisted.

I wish AGS would migrate to SDL2 already. Their Allegro backend is seriously messed up.
The project sure could use more contributors. Development seems active enough, but ripping out Allegro seems like a major undertaking nobody seems interested in tackling.

Comedy point and click adventure 'Guard Duty' to arrive on Linux this Spring, looks awesome
17 January 2019 at 3:18 pm UTC Likes: 1

Another AGS veteran going commercial, if I'm not mistaken. Wishlisted.

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