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Valve looking to drop support for Ubuntu 19.10 and up due to Canonical's 32bit decision (updated)
23 June 2019 at 11:57 pm UTC

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TheSyldatPop!_OS is the best solution really . Hell they are already better than Ubuntu on some various things .
Not sure -they probably are, but they are also a bit small, based on Ubuntu and unfortunately ship only the gnome desktop - so maybe something more...diverse ;-) concerning DEs and a little more upstream. I would love to see Mint but they have a similar situation. openSUSE may actually not be a bad idea.

at least they have an source of income

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards
23 June 2019 at 3:41 pm UTC Likes: 1

BeamboomIf y'alls problem with this is old 32bit games, why can't you just keep a partition with current Ubuntu installed, and run the games on that one? I mean, times change. One can't expect an old binary to run forever, that's just not how it works.

I mean, getting rid of old technology is always a pain for some. Look at Adobe Flash, the entire world worked hard for a decade to get rid of that nightmare. It will hurt some to rip it out but sometimes we need to clean out the closet.

yeah, i dont mind rebooting the system every time i want to play an different game.
want to play a little bit of an <brand new game> for a few minutes, then a little bit of <inser old game here> for a few minutes then <another brand new game> again? just reboot! you will waste more time rebooting that playing, but who cares!

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards
23 June 2019 at 3:14 pm UTC Likes: 1

legluondunetDon't panic, I'm sure there will be soon a solution like a "steam runtime" package containing all old needed 32 bits libraries or another solution like "VM". I just hope it will be a simpler solution as installing 32 bits software is hell for a newbie that just want to play his old 32 bits game on Linux.

wich reminds me that steam runtime is proprietary...

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards
23 June 2019 at 11:38 am UTC Likes: 1

slaapliedje
elmapul" The issue then, is mainly software and libraries needed to actually run 32bit applications. This is where it sounds like there's going to be plenty of teething issues, with a number of people not too happy about the decision.'

in the mean time, you can run windows 1.0 applications on windows 10...
what is the point of the system being open source, if we cant even run the apps we want? where is the freedom on it?

yes i can use other distro, but what if all the major ones does the same (the ones which are base for the rest) i'm not planning to support my self.
windows never looked so good.
Ha, that's a STRONG maybe for running older Windows stuff in Windows 10. I mean I've seen many older applications run better with Wine than in Windows 10.

But the point here is, imagine if Windows 10 dropped 32bit support. I'd guess roughly 80% of things would stop working entirely. In the Windows world 64bit native applications were never that wide spread.

that is why microsoft would never do that, because they have something to lose by doing that, and that thing is $$ and marketshare.

companies like canonical who the main source of income comes from servers and support have nothing to lose in droping support for 32 bits applications, hell they may even gain money from doing it since their users WILL NEED support, paid support in some cases.


also you forgot to mention that linux break support with itself with an regular base, its a shame but if you want to install an old version of an software or an software made for an different distro, some times its easier to run the windows version on wine thant the linux version on linux.
and some times you absolutelly need the old version of such software because you need an plugin that only run in and old version and you dont have enough know how or time to port it to newer versions of the software (or its an proprietary plugin)

Valve looking to drop support for Ubuntu 19.10 and up due to Canonical's 32bit decision (updated)
22 June 2019 at 7:51 pm UTC Likes: 3

i hate to be the one with the conspirations theories, but, microsoft make an partnership with canonical, then canonical shoot then selves in the foot like this for desktop users...

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards
21 June 2019 at 2:36 am UTC Likes: 2

" The issue then, is mainly software and libraries needed to actually run 32bit applications. This is where it sounds like there's going to be plenty of teething issues, with a number of people not too happy about the decision.'

in the mean time, you can run windows 1.0 applications on windows 10...
what is the point of the system being open source, if we cant even run the apps we want? where is the freedom on it?

yes i can use other distro, but what if all the major ones does the same (the ones which are base for the rest) i'm not planning to support my self.
windows never looked so good.

The perils of crowdfunding for Linux games: Eco edition
16 June 2019 at 8:12 pm UTC

i'm more pissed of about blood stained.
back in the days i was excited about 3 things: yooka laylee (wich was an disaster during the relase, looks like an patch fixed some of its issues later, but still, is not an master piece), blood stained, and might n9 (wich floped).

mn9 flooped and so did yooka layle, so i was hopefully that blood stained wouldnt, but then, they canceled the linux version due to some midleware they used, wtf? they had promissed an linux version as the base and this quoted midleware was not even in the plans of the base game nor afaik in the strech goals, yet they canceled the linux version in favor of it.
now i dont know if i wish it to be an flop (so i will not be missing anything) or an sucess (so at least, we can play it on wine or steamplay some time in the future) but then i will be pissed of that we helped to fund an game that not only we cant play, but that add value to the windows ecosystem and reduce the value of our platform.

well, now i'm happy that i didnt fund it (i didnt had money back then)

Stop and smell the Rosé, Wine 4.10 is out
11 June 2019 at 4:39 am UTC

"Many DLLs are built as PE files by default."
whetever that means...

Info on Google Stadia from today’s Stadia Connect, Baldur’s Gate III announced too
10 June 2019 at 6:46 am UTC

tmtvlBaldur's Gate 3?! BG3 already exists, and it's called Throne of Bhaal. There's no good way to continue the story, the mind flayers where not set up in any way to be a major threat, they are too low a challenge rating for a Bhaalspawn who embraced their heritage and became a deity, it makes no sense to continue their story, and nobody was asking for a third entry because the trilogy was complete!

Make it Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 3 if you really want to use the Baldur's Gate title, but don't just make a sequel for a finished story that isn't served by it.

This is like making a sequel to Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Nobody is asking for it, the story is complete, adding any more on to it wouldn't make any sense.

If you want to use the setting, just make a spin-off, don't just tack on an unnecessary sequel.

Oh, and boo google i guess.

nobody asked for it story-wise, but gameplay-wise i'm pretty sure a lot of people asked for that...

Info on Google Stadia from today’s Stadia Connect, Baldur’s Gate III announced too
10 June 2019 at 6:41 am UTC

wintermuteI'm reading through the footnotes on the Google Stadia page:

QuoteStadia Controller requires a Wi-Fi® network and a mobile device running Android 6.0, Marshmallow or later, or iOS 11 or later.

Does this mean it won't be possible to use the controller/stream games directly with/to a PC?

if your pc support an wifi controller... there is no precedent for that, you will have to use an wifi device as an input device... well actually there are some android apps that does just that

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