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New stable Steam client update is out opening the door a little wider for Steam Play on Linux
1 February 2019 at 10:32 pm UTC Likes: 3

I don't understand how you can install a GOG Windows game through Steam. In the screenshot in the article, the game is already installed, and you create a shortcut to run it through Steam. That's OK. But how do you install it, from a GOG installer, using Proton?

Steam Play versus Linux Version, a little performance comparison and more thoughts
18 January 2019 at 9:02 pm UTC Likes: 4

@liamdave The video comparison placement is utterly confusing. Are the descriptions on the left and right, or on top and bottom? It's difficult to figure out which is which. Why don't you simply place it side by side and descriptions below/above, as usual?

The GOG winter sale is officially here, with plenty of Linux games and a giveaway
13 December 2018 at 6:39 pm UTC Likes: 4

adamhmAs usual, older/classic games currently on sale on GOG that I've made Wine/Proton wrappers (wrapper release list/links to release threads in the third post there) for:
Why don't you post it to github, so that it's easier to bookmark/follow/download/etc? I get very discouraged every time I see someone trying to maintain a comprehensive info as a forum post.

Steam Link hardware officially walks the plank, there's an app for that
24 November 2018 at 9:52 am UTC

MohandevirI have a new RX 580 to test streaming with. Anyone know if the Mesa drivers are doing a good streaming job?

Unfortunately, hardware encoding is not yet supported with Mesa drivers :/
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/4890

So it's running software-only, making use of a lot of CPU.

Steam Link hardware officially walks the plank, there's an app for that
20 November 2018 at 10:52 am UTC

I have a fairly recent Sony Bravia TV and the input latency is far better with dedicated Steam Link than with the Steam Link Android app. This is sad.

A new stable Steam Client update is out, with fixes for Steam Play and more
14 October 2018 at 7:36 am UTC Likes: 1

NeptNutz
ripperDoes anyone understand how co-op streaming from Steam Link works? I guess it needs to be supported by the game?

Also, using an android phone as a touch controller - does that mean that the phone then appears basically as a touchpad to the Link/game?
Steam Link Touch Controller Guide
https://steamcommunity.com/app/353380/discussions/4/1735462352489233412/

Thanks. That does feel like I have to use the Steam Link app on Android and stream into the phone, in order to use the phone as a controller. I imagined I'd use my physical Steam Link box to stream to the TV, and use the Android phone as a controller (so that I don't need to buy that many, e.g. for guests), but that doesn't seem to a supported use case.

Do you also know of a good info for the co-op streaming from Steam Link?

A new stable Steam Client update is out, with fixes for Steam Play and more
12 October 2018 at 12:31 pm UTC Likes: 2

Does anyone understand how co-op streaming from Steam Link works? I guess it needs to be supported by the game?

Also, using an android phone as a touch controller - does that mean that the phone then appears basically as a touchpad to the Link/game?

Two Point Hospital released with same-day Linux support
30 August 2018 at 6:08 pm UTC

Does anybody know whether buying it from their homepage gives you a DRM-free copy, or just a Steam link? They don't say.

Shockolate is a new cross-platform source port of System Shock 1
13 June 2018 at 6:07 pm UTC Likes: 1

Does this have the same improvements as the Enhanced Edition, i.e. higher resolutions and mouselook?

The developer of One Hour One Life on keeping games code & assets open and not launching on Steam
17 March 2018 at 7:56 am UTC

liamdawe
ripperPublic domain is open source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_license#Public_domain_as_open_source_license
Did you even read what you linked? It specifically mentioned a license that was accepted. In this case, the developer is not using that license, they're rolling their own "do what you want" text, which still is not open source. Public domain in their eyes, not in wider legal eyes.

Of course I did. If CC0 is considered open source, why wouldn't "vanilla" public domain be considered open source? I believe that saying "I hereby give up all rights on this work and place it into the public domain" makes the intent very clear. I don't think anyone would win at court suing someone for copyright, if he/she provided such a statement with his/her work. Of course, none of us are lawyers. Also, I haven't bought the game so I don't know what their source code says. I just see "open source" written on the website.

Edit: I looked up this more, and here's an opinion agreeing with you:
https://opensource.org/node/878
and here's one agreeing with me:
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html.en#PublicDomain
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html.en

Both state that using something like CC0 is a much preferable solution, which I completely agree with. In the end, I guess I wouldn't outright say that public domain is or is not open source, but rather say that there's no proper/standardized license attached, which might be problematic in certain cases.

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