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Steam Link hardware officially walks the plank, there's an app for that
20 November 2018 at 11:15 am UTC

thelimeydragonThe App is the way to go, for multiple reasons.

I have an Android SmartTV and the Steam App runs great on it.

What multiple reasons? Would you care to share some of them? Because I only see drawbacks. Fortunately I bought the Steam Link, because I don't own a SmartTV (and have no plans of buying one anytime soon). And I think there are many people in the same situation.

MerpIf you wanna try out something similar but with a Raspberry Pi, check out this reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/raspberry_pi/comments/9q580m/streaming_games_from_you_pc_to_you_pi_nivida_only/

Thanks for sharing this ! I use a Rapsberry Pi as a home theater with OSMC, and I have the Steam Link too. But I'm curious to give this a try.

jardonHas anyone had any issues with the video freezing when streaming a proton game from a Linux host to another device? Audio and input continue to work but the video steam freezes when focused on some proton games.

I opened a ticket with valve but was curious if any of you had that issue. Its a shame cause it makes my steam link far less useful.

The two Proton games I tested and streamed (Warlock Master of the Arcane and Orcs Must Die) both worked and streamed fine. With what games did you have this issue?

Surviving Mars: Space Race expansion and Gagarin free update have released, working well on Linux
18 November 2018 at 11:12 am UTC

mylka
Thormack
mylkai wonder how they have the ressources to support linux
https://steamdb.info/app/464920/graphs/
only a few 100 players

i am not complaining, but every time i see this, i ask myself: why can they do it and big companies dont. or why are games like RUST cancel linux support

Where did you find this 100 players information?
I opened that link and didn't find anything related to the O.S.


i didnt say OS. it is overall and they have to maintain the game for every OS

True, you didn't say OS, but the way it was formulated, one could have thought that you were refering to 100 players on Linux.
But I stick with what I said, their ressources are not tied to how many people play it per week, but to how many people bought the game.

And on this, we have between 200k and 500k owners. That's really not bad I think. Not on par with the biggest, but still.
and the amount of resources you need to have Linux support possibly depends a lot on your approach and your base engine. If they are using a cross-platform engine, then it's possibly simpler.

That being said, it's true that games like RUST (between 5 and 10 million owners, so like 15 times what Surviving Mars has, could possibly support Linux, if they wanted to.

Surviving Mars: Space Race expansion and Gagarin free update have released, working well on Linux
17 November 2018 at 7:03 am UTC

Thormack
mylkai wonder how they have the ressources to support linux
https://steamdb.info/app/464920/graphs/
only a few 100 players

i am not complaining, but every time i see this, i ask myself: why can they do it and big companies dont. or why are games like RUST cancel linux support

Where did you find this 100 players information?
I opened that link and didn't find anything related to the O.S.

I didn't see any statistics per OS either.
Plus, I think there's a misunderstanding between players and owners.


The game has between 200k and 500k owners.
In the worst case, let's say there are 200 000 owners, with 1% of them being Linux. That already amounts to 2 000 Linux owners.

Mount & Blade: Warband now has a 64bit beta for Linux, should fix numerous issues
2 November 2018 at 2:38 pm UTC Likes: 1

Wow I didn't expect this one... I was wondering if I should play via Proton now, but I'm definitely going to have a look at this to see if it really solves the crashes I always have. That would make me very happy, Warband is one of my favorite game of all times.

Kingdom Rush Origins is a polished and fun Tower Defense game worth your time
27 October 2018 at 3:52 pm UTC

CestarianI feel somewhat skeptical. While tower defense does appeal to me it needs to be well done, the last tower defense game I liked was defenders quest.

My favorite tower defense~esque game would be dungeon defenders (although it plays better on wine than native because it has some serious bugs gameplay wise, and doesn't support multiplayer between platforms)

You might try the "Orcs Must Die" series then.They play good on Steam Play or Wine (no Linux version). I bought Dungeon Defenders trying to find something similar to Orcs Must Die (mix of FPS + Tower Defense) but for me it's really not as good. On the same genre, there's Natural Selection, but still, not as good in my opinion.

Paradox have launched Stellaris on GOG today, also a beta available for multiplayer across stores
2 October 2018 at 5:38 am UTC

mao_dze_dunThis means they're giving up on it. GOG is there Paradox grand strategies go to die. Why do you think CKII and EUIV are not there?

I don't think so.
1- They are launching the console edition of Stellaris
2 - They are preparing for a massive update, 2.2 Le Guin

Concerning CKII and EUIV they were both on other stores before (I bought at least one of them on GamersGate)
Then Paradox decided to go "Stean only" for the multiplayer as far as I remember.
So, it's normal that no Paradox game was on GOG till now.

Plus, I don't see why putting it on another store would mean giving up on it.

EDIT: I just saw Liam's answer, should have gone to page 2 of the comments...

The rather good hack and slash Hammerwatch had a big update recently, great co-op game for Linux
31 August 2018 at 2:20 pm UTC

Yeah... I don't know. Maybe it's because just as for Blaze Rush I don't do coop or online, but I found this game quite... Meh.

Maybe I missed something, somewhere.

BlazeRush is another completely awesome co-op game available for Linux
30 August 2018 at 5:28 am UTC Likes: 2

pb
MohandevirThat kind of racer where no matter what you do, it's all decided in the last lap.

I actually hate the race mode exactly because of that, but king of the hill and especially survival are heaps of fun.

I tried the game, hated the race mode too. The thing is, as I haven't seen it in other comments I will explain it, that you can't get too far behind or ahead. The camera works in a way that every car has to be on screen at any given time. So if you get too far behind you are "pushed" (you can see that several times in Liam's video).

Maybe I should have tried the other modes, but I was annoyed to the point that I asked for a refund.

Driftland: The Magic Revival, a magical strategy game involving floating islands will come to Linux
18 June 2018 at 5:53 pm UTC Likes: 1

hardpenguinThis one reminds me of Majesty.

Possibly because of this bit, right ?

Set goals instead of directly controlling units 

That's one of the things I loved about Majesty. Well, Majesty 2, I couldn't play the one for long, despite it having a Linux version. I should try to go back to it if I manage to find how, bought it in the Ubuntu Store a long time ago.

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