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Windows compatibility layer Wine 5.20 development release is out now
24 October 2020 at 4:15 pm UTC

Quoting: BielFPsDoes this also help Fsync? or not yet?

I just tried to enable Fsync and Esync through Lutris on prey with Wine 5.20 and both still gave me the error about uncompatible Wine version so I don't think that is fixed yet.

The app can now use a system installed Wine on Linux for Windows-only games
7 September 2020 at 4:44 pm UTC Likes: 10

Itch really deserves more praise then they get. They are one of only two open source clients for Linux. GOG never released a Linux client; Steam won't open source their Linux client or their engines; Epic won't make a Linux client. So many Linux users seem to want to use a client but pass up the one that goes the extra mile and open sources their work.

After a rough launch, Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story gets some major upgrades
7 September 2020 at 4:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

This is why I rarely buy games at launch. If I give it even a month or two and wait for a few patches I get a better product. Kudos to the developer for actually trying to fix the game. It's sometimes makes me wary if I look to see a game hasn't released a single patch on a game that has been out a while because the odds of it not having even one bug is slim to none.

16 July 2020 at 4:49 pm UTC Likes: 2

Awesome news. I was thinking of insta buying it on sale but the more I think about it I enjoyed the original enough to pay full price for it once the sale ends.

Supraland stops supporting Linux shortly after leaving GOG entirely
27 June 2020 at 4:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

Good riddance. I think it is a good thing if less developers are on the Linux platform that don't want to put any work in to make a quality Linux game.

Quoting: LibertyPaulMAnother case of "if you are not familiar with linux don't port your game to linux", that will just lead to having a bad time. Developing a game for linux is NOT easy and we all have been guilty of spreading the myth that it is.

Frankly my dream is that ultimately one day the OS you run will become irrelevant and then the "native gaming" nonsense goes away for good.

Speak for yourself not others. I don't spout garbage like making a Linux version is easy.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York set to release in Q3 2020
26 June 2020 at 1:49 pm UTC

Awesome news. I enjoyed the original. I'll buy a copy on GOG as soon as it's released.

Oryx Pro is the first System76 laptop with Coreboot, Open Controller Firmware and NVIDIA
25 June 2020 at 5:01 pm UTC Likes: 4

I will take Coreboot over a fully closed source BIOS but the fact they rely on closed source blobs to make it work still angers me any time they want to slap the open source tag on it. The same can be said for many things, the Linux kernel included. It's all open source ! Except for the parts that aren't....... Just sad what we have had to settle for due to hardware manufacturers.

Forgotten Fields is a new narrative adventure from the dev of Rainswept
25 June 2020 at 4:41 pm UTC Likes: 2

I would recommend anyone thinking of pledging to the Kickstarter to try the demo first. There is a bug with the Unity engine and the game that effects those using Mesa/Nouveau drivers. The screen basically flickers to black over and over when the character walks. The developer has reached out to Unity for help but it is ongoing. The Steam thread with more info can be found here:

I tried it on three systems of mine and the only way I could get the game to run properly was with closed source Nvidia drivers. All of my systems using Mesa/Nouveau had the bug.

What have you been playing recently?
21 June 2020 at 3:45 pm UTC Likes: 2

I just finished Saints Row IV. It was pretty good, the port had performance issues but the game itself was fun. Just started a horror visual novel called "The Letter" last night. Enjoying ikt so far.

Star Labs reveal their new Linux-powered Star LabTop Mk IV
12 June 2020 at 3:54 am UTC

Quoting: Purple Library GuyTo my surprise, it appears I can order this in Canada. Not so much to my surprise, it costs a bundle in $Canadian. But it does look like a nice machine . . .

To be fair it is cheaper than the Think Penguin J3; Purism 13; or System76 Lemur 14 that I had customized to my liking once I factored in currency conversion. Granted the J3 has support for Trisquel and the Lemur and Purism laptops have Coreboot Support; and the Puirism has kill switches. The Star Labs has none of the above so I would hope it is cheaper.

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