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Linux market share on Steam now at a 16 month high after a rounding error was fixed
15 October 2018 at 6:45 pm UTC

cat .steam/steam/config/config.vdf | grep SurveyDate "SurveyDateVersion" "-3618729737388764760" "SurveyDate" "2017-12-23" "SurveyDateType" "2"

Thought to post my survey date here too.

I gather that the survey is once per year, so I'll wait till the 23rd December to see if the next one comes around.

What is "SurveyDateType" ? Others I've seen here are "3" ?

Valve have updated Steam Play with the 3.16-1 beta based on Wine 3.16 and new DXVK
14 October 2018 at 4:06 pm UTC

Power-Metal-GamesThis is just great! I imagine what will be in few months. Even Microsoft joined us.
Meanwhile, I can't even install Steam. I get the message: "You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:", blah, blah.. I tried everything that I find but nothing helps. Probably I destroyed my Ubuntu 18.04 by adding who knows how many different PPAs so maybe I should reinstall the OS and stop doing stupid things again.
Anyway, not a big deal because I work almost all the day, but I guess it's great when you see all this by yourself.

I had the same problem when I switched from Beta in Steam client, upon restart got the same errors. I then went into Synaptic Package Manager to completely remove steam. It lets you know to delete Steam from your /home folder to complete uninstall. Leave your steam folder. I then went to steam website to manually download and install steam with GDebi. That worked fine and all my library was intact except for some reason have to manually go to which ever game you open and give permissions to allow whichever game file to be executable.

Was going to do the whole re-install of entire OS but just wasn't up-to it. Luckily this worked for me.

The Wine team have released VKD3D version 1.1 of their Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation library
6 October 2018 at 8:45 pm UTC

This is great and amazing tech, can definitely see the importance of it to help possibly port titles that are not on Steam for example Battlefield 1 ( Stand to be corrected ). But honestly hoping devs would see the benefit of just using the Vulkan API from the start especially seeing that so many ports are done with Android in mind and the Nintendo Switch as far I'm aware, that way making ports or building binaries for various platforms would be so much easier with only having to use one API ie Vulkan.

Battle Royale game Crazy Justice just had an update to the closed beta, we have keys to give away
29 September 2018 at 3:03 pm UTC

Much thanks for the key! Will have to download next month as I've reached my internet Fair Usage policy cap but have redeemed so in library.

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
31 August 2018 at 3:45 pm UTC Likes: 1

The one thing Lutris also does great is the ability to give you a choice of which runner to use for example when installing the old Doom and original Quake games. It will download the wad's and other stuff necessary from Steam but you can opt for the zdoom, Brutal Doom, vkQuake etc mods which would give you native support for your widescreen LCD and optimized key and mouse input.

That is probably one of Lutris's greatest strengths, would be awesome if Steam Play did the same.

Valve are already pushing ahead with updates to Steam Play's Proton with a beta channel
25 August 2018 at 5:02 pm UTC Likes: 4


What do people think is the better choice to run Windows games now? regular WINE? Staging? Proton?

I'm thinking that whilst using Steam Client default to Proton but there will always be Lutris to manage your other games from EA Origin and the emulators. POL, Lutris and winetricks will still be valid for some time to come and do appreciate all their hard work too. So regular WINE and WINE-Staging still valid especially if Valve send any patches and fixes upstream.

For other users whom prefer to use GOG, any of their titles which use a WINE wrapper will benefit too, so it's a no brainer as we all benefit from a larger range of software's to choose from whilst using our favourite OS

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
23 August 2018 at 2:18 pm UTC Likes: 3

Like many here, I am sooo very pleased and ecstatic of this news!

When Steam first came to Linux a few years back I remember the first game I purchased was L4D2. Steam machines were announced and somewhere I got the impression that eventually all games would be supported. Was also under the impression then, that if one purchased games from the Linux client it would automatically go as a Linux sale. That year I went all out purchasing just about anything I could afford during the Steam Winter and Summer sales hoping that my purchases would count as Linux sales and show my support to Linux that way. Over time learnt that one should only buy officially ported and supported games for Linux/SteamOS. Have been doing my part to show my support by purchasing only those games for Linux for the past few years now.

I have not read through all the comments posted here but one Big thing to remember is that Steam also sells productivity software. One of the 1st software's I purchased was "You Need A Budget" and never quiet got round to running it through wine nor most of the other titles and games I purchased then. Today, I installed YNAB and it just ran! Wow! This is truly awesome! Now, if some other well known productivity software runs well via Steam Play or Proton, big name developers will certainly take another look at supporting Linux natively when we have more people using Linux due to their wanted software running on it.

Also, if it hasn't been mentioned before, having your legacy apps running perfectly via WINE/Steam Play/Proton is protecting your initial investment in a software that only has to do a job and do it well.

Edit :
Am wondering that since many of the Windows games I purchased years ago, this will be their first time to be activated and generate the key code so am hoping they would be counted as Linux purchases.

Company of Heroes 2 is now officially supported on AMD GPUs on Linux
29 July 2018 at 8:24 am UTC

Hi ahjolinna,

Thanks for the links, I do like Jordan Peterson along with Ben Shapiro, Anne Coultar and Stefan Molyneux - so wish the likes of them would come and educate and teach our very communist/marxist type society. Our family has just lost some land to our governments rule of "Expropriation of land without compensation". Tough times ahead for us here. Anyway, the forum here is not about politics and this site is purely for what we love and enjoy - Gaming on Linux

Facepunch are no longer selling the Linux version of the survival game Rust (updated)
27 July 2018 at 5:47 pm UTC Likes: 4

Well recently purchased it, during the Steam Summer Sale to support the devs cos honestly don't get time to play. Busy with doing some minor upgrades to my PC to be able to play Deus Ex - MD and get a general performance boost. Was hoping when I'm done to be able to play some of the many titles I now own.

Looking forward, hope they do continue supporting our platform.

Company of Heroes 2 is now officially supported on AMD GPUs on Linux
25 July 2018 at 5:13 am UTC

sa666666Does this game have a nice single-player mode? I may try it if it does.
It shit,ahistoric it depic the soviet as the baby eater,burning civilian houses and shooting there own men for saving a fucking officier.
here a video that sum is up

Hi elisto,

It's unfortunate how History gets distorted, am well aware in my home country how a terrorist is viewed amongst the world as a great leader. It's all to be politically correct and seems the world does not take too well to admitting truth. But a game it is and as a game I think it is pretty good. Always good to have some references to real history and be enlightened. Would also be great to call a spade a spade, but in certain countries like where I am, one can be imprisoned and lose everything you own and seen as a racist. This is way off topic, I apologize.

A big thanks to Feral for their on going support and great ports!

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