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The 3D steampunk dungeon crawler 'Vaporum' just had a huge performance update
20 February 2019 at 6:08 am UTC

Well I might have to get this now as the performance problems where a bit of a put off for me given how low end my machine is. I guess it's going to by bought here soon.

Six years ago today, Steam was released for Linux - Happy Birthday
15 February 2019 at 12:55 pm UTC

Well it's been a fun ride for me I had to watch Loki go down when I first started getting into Linux driving me to dual boot for year but have long since left the world of Windows permanently about a year or two before Valve announced Steam was coming to Linux. I had dual booted for years before that spending as much time as I could in Linux but my games ended up making me keep windows around. Since Steam launched it's been really nice for my personal machines to be Windows free even if I still keep up with Windows enough to be able to fix it for other people. It's been a long strange trip watching the dream both start to dies and then be resurrected by Valve in a way not even Loki could match at the time. Now all we need to do is start getting more machines that offer Linux preinstalled for desktop users and we will be there finally.

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust will have Linux support at launch
7 January 2019 at 1:52 pm UTC

NezchanI never got very far in the first one due to that stupid Adobe AIR thing. I wonder if it'll actually install now that Proton is a thing.

Edit: According to the compatibility reports page, that's a big no.

I've owned the first one since release on GOG, and the GOG version for Windows seems to run fine for me under Wine. Going to have to snag this one once it comes out.

The survival roguelike 'Wayward' recently added some interesting new ways to play
29 December 2018 at 10:43 am UTC

I've owned Wayward for a while now. One of the few early access games I've bought in the last couple of years I wasn't disappointed in.

Bearded Giant Games open their own store with a 'Linux First Initiative'
14 December 2018 at 4:29 pm UTC

Nice to see you do a report on this, glad you caught it I was about to get in touch about this with you on the Discord server. This will be interesting to see how it goes form them.

The Humble Team17 Bundle is up, another chance for some cheap Linux games
5 December 2018 at 12:47 am UTC Likes: 2

ImantsI got Worms W.M.D but I can't lunch the game on my Ubuntu 18.10. Game just wont start at all

Requires a workaround for MESA based cards. Here is how I have my file modified to work on my laptop.

#!/bin/bash export LC_ALL=C MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=2.0COMPAT MESA_GLSL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=410 export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib:/usr/local/lib" chmod a+x ./Worms\ W.M.Dx64 ./Worms\ W.M.Dx64

Pangeon, a first-person dungeon crawler plans to have Linux support
28 November 2018 at 11:23 am UTC

Damn it Liam how many Dungeon crawlers does a guy nee Although glad to see this resurgence in the genre these last few years. Now I'm spoiled for choice when it comes to them with out having to dip into older games as much to get my crawling fix on.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
26 November 2018 at 5:41 am UTC Likes: 3

Quietly cries about subpar specs like I do every month

Tropico 6 release date announced, looks like Linux will see same-day support
7 November 2018 at 5:22 pm UTC

Well come December I might very well be breaking my no Pre-order streak, Already own 3 and have the first game on CD need to get the rest of the series though.

Total Chaos is an impressive and scary total conversion for Doom 2 making it a survival horror experience
5 November 2018 at 7:02 pm UTC Likes: 2

EhvisCalling this a "Total conversion for Doom 2" is a bit silly. There is not a single thing in this game that can be rendered by the original Doom 2 engine.
Yeah, I think developers need to work out a new way to describe such things. What would you suggest exactly?

I think, technically, GZDoom is more a FPS-focused game engine. As such, this would be more of a "Game built on a retro-fps inspired engine"? Or... "Game using a modernized Doom 2 engine"?

I'm actually curious... is GZDoom free of the original Doom engine source restrictions? That is, could someone make a full game using GZDoom and legally attempt to sell it? I mean, there's Ion Maiden being sold that's based on the old Build engine (Duke 3D), so, there's no reason to think that a game on an old engine isn't a viable sell these days.

The Doom engine has not carried a no commercial use clause since the licensed it under GPL. There have already been sold product based off of GZDoom, for one thing there was a limited edition release of Action Doom 2 you could get that came on DVD with a few goodies like a poster.

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