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City-building Game Banished Is Still Being Ported To Linux, Woo
4 October 2014 at 5:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

Great game. Excellent to see that it will get a native Linux port as well. Purchased it some time ago and I'm so glad that it runs flawlessly using Wine.
Should anyone be interested, then GOG version of Banished only requires the following packages to be installed in your Wine prefix:

Or easier yet, should you have Crossover Linux, you can simply use this tie to get it working:
Just make sure that you have installed GDI+ in your bottle. Otherwise the installer would appear as a black box. GDI+ tie can be found here:

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale
3 October 2014 at 7:53 pm UTC

Can't believe it.
Have been testing it for the whole evening now and runs silky-smooth. Truly, this port is an example how it should be done.

CPU: Phenom X4 965BE 3,4GHz
GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 770 4GB
Storage: SSD 128GB
Memory: 4GB @800MHz
Drivers: nVidia prop. 343.22
OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale
1 October 2014 at 11:53 am UTC

Bought the bundle yesterday with all the addons and such and I still haven't had the time to play it, but... I'm so glad to read that so many people are having superb results with this port. Will post the results later on today when I manage to get my hands on it. Hopefully, they'll be good.

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale
30 September 2014 at 5:35 pm UTC

Currently not at home while writing this, and will not be until tomorrow, but man... I read this article, gave it some thought, and... while I'm not the biggest fan of Borderlines 2, I enjoyed the humour and addicting gameplay of the first installation. And since this hit Linux today, I just had to purchase it.
Will test tomorrow to see if the port is any good or not, alas I have my fingers crossed and hopes high as I recently got my GTX770 installed.

Anyways, thank you for the great article and sorry for spamming dots in my comment!

And most of all - huge thanks and support to all the developers who keep making stuff happen on Linux!

Neverending Nightmares Released For Linux
30 September 2014 at 5:27 am UTC

Same as GoCorinthians. Typical end-of-the-month scenario. Though, will purchase once the next payment arrives.

New Steam Store, Lots Of New Stuff
24 September 2014 at 5:48 am UTC

It looks astonishingly good! Finally, an excellent sorting system for Steam... and Linux seems to be a class A passenger. I love it!

Blackwell Games Make Their Debut On Linux In Humble Bundle: PC And Android 11
24 September 2014 at 5:43 am UTC

Played through the whole collection previously using wine though. =)>

Techland Shoot Down Any Hope Of Hellraid & Dying Light On Linux
19 September 2014 at 8:23 am UTC

With DX10/11 in mind, I guess no WINE "emulation" as well. Dire news indeed... at least I'll be keeping my coins in my pocket in that case.

Reclaim The Couch: Steam In-home Streaming Returns To Linux
4 September 2014 at 9:13 am UTC

Excellent news!
Finally can stream from my gaming-linux-box to my media-box.

Feral Interactive Wish To Know Why You Game On Linux
4 September 2014 at 7:31 am UTC Likes: 1

For me, it's about the freedom of choice. I chose to have a lightning-fast system which is stable and with customizable eye-candy beyond what Windows would ever be able to provide.
Should I grow tired of one desktop or OS, I can always just install another one without paying anything. (except sometimes for the devs as a tip) And the good thing about this is that nearly anything runs on anything. Sure, sometimes you need to sit down, think a bit, read, learn and tweak but in the long run, once it gets running, it's solid and easy to configure next time.

Additionally, the security. You don't have your system reporting data constantly to some unknown server, and if it does, you can easily switch it off. You have full control over your OS, and nowadays, you don't need to have in-depth knowledge of terminal commands to get things done, so it is also suitable for those who don't really wish to go there. For me, I find terminal to be more handy than the GUI in some occasions but not always.

Got a bit off the track there... but the bottom line is that I just love the way Linux is and the only thing that stopped me from going over from Windows earlier was gaming. But now, I'm able to run some very good games on my Ubuntu and finally was able to erase Windows from my SSD for good.

Big thumbs up for every developer supporting Linux gaming!

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