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FPS game 'Day of Infamy' has a big update with a new map, new environment art and more
15 December 2017 at 10:28 am UTC Likes: 1

Still has that loading bug it's also not very stable to what it was before patch.

Space combat game 'ASTROKILL' has updated with a newer Unreal Engine and optimisations
12 December 2017 at 1:22 am UTC Likes: 1

greyjetGlad I got it fixed for you guys! Once again, the Linux community was very helpful in tracking the issue down. In this case, there were 2 issues... One of which was causing AMD machines to crash on startup. Anyways, it looks like both problems are resolved now.

It's nice to have a dev like yourself that interact with their users in these situations, a lot just bury their head.

I'm worzel on discord/steam btw

Space combat game 'ASTROKILL' has updated with a newer Unreal Engine and optimisations
10 December 2017 at 10:53 am UTC

It it there end?

The error I see in console is

error: HTTP response code said error

Something for the weekend: The X Franchise on Steam is free for a few days and on sale
8 December 2017 at 4:41 pm UTC Likes: 2

g000h
ezra-s
g000hNot at all interested in "try me for the weekend" games. Just f off.

:-? Seriously I don't get it either. Like a totally working demo for a whole weekend and you say f off.
Seriously I don't get it. Seriously...

First of all, an opinion is an opinion. Some people will only buy DRM free, some people will do this, some people will do that.

For your benefit, I shall detail some of my reasoning for the comment:

1. I'm already in the middle of playing a selection of games. I don't especially want to drop what I'm doing in order to try a full demo of a game during a specific limited start and stop time frame. And then have that game taken away from me, at the end of the time frame, unless I pay. "It's a trap!" - Admiral Ackbar.

2. Sales people do these types of 'tricks' to push for more sales (compelling you to try something, now, else the free period expires and you have missed the opportunity of the freebie). Basically, this trick is hooking you into a game, and encouraging you to part with money, when there might be a better discount on another occasion or *when* you are ready to get into it.

3. There is the "Steam Refund" for when you buy a game (to your own time scale) and give it a try out before losing the money for it. Okay, it's not a long time to try out the game and then claim your refund, but it'd serve the purpose to me.

4. I watch game-play videos and have a very good idea what I'm getting into, before I buy a game. I don't need to be thrust into the start-stop sales trick situation to get a feel for the game.

I'm happier with the "try the game demo for 1 week, starting when you want to start" Steam Passes, that some publishers hand out (and then you can gift to Steam friends).



Get over yourself dude, Know is forcing you to try anything. Of corse is a sales tactic. People try the game, get into said game then buy it, if not they don't , no ones lost anything.

Steam refund is irrelevant in this situation as you have not paid anything in first place to play said game.

Wanting a week is basically you wanting to play and complete it before the time runs out so as no need to buy.

Don't be so arrogant as to assume that because you don't like free for a time games that every one does not either. so the F*** remark is somewhat uncalled for.

Something for the weekend: The X Franchise on Steam is free for a few days and on sale
7 December 2017 at 10:13 pm UTC

kfIf you're not familiar with the series, X Rebirth is an ok game, just a terrible X game.

^^^ this.

By far my fav is still X3:reunion . The hours I put into the original LGP port...

Have anther 100 or so on the seam/egosoft port.

X3:Albion Prelude is good too

Bridge Constructor Portal announced with Linux support, blending engineering with portals
6 December 2017 at 2:37 pm UTC

Not really, noticed that the likes was missing! After the first few comments I read I figured the usual had gone on with most YT vids.

Bridge Constructor Portal announced with Linux support, blending engineering with portals
6 December 2017 at 2:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

One word, Awesome !

Love the portal games.

Not sure why people are bitching about it on YT though.

NVIDIA has confirmed a driver bug resulting in a loss of performance on Linux
3 December 2017 at 4:57 pm UTC

salamanderrake
Samsai
salamanderrake
liamdawe
oldgarolmaooo...good time to move away from NVIDIA!
Well, no. Let's not pretend Mesa is perfect. All software has bugs and regressions.

Well, no. Let's not pretend Mesa is a *competitor*. Leaving NVIDIA because of this bug is like ditching your car because you got a flat tire and instead using a skateboard.
In this day and age what you said is nothing but FUD. Please update your preconceptions.

When mesa updates their performance then I'll update preconceptions.

In ?

What card do you have now?

To be honest you are coming across as a bit anti Mesa/AMD with comments like that .

What was the last AMD card you have used on Linux with mesa out of interest ?

NVIDIA has confirmed a driver bug resulting in a loss of performance on Linux
1 December 2017 at 12:50 pm UTC Likes: 1

^^^^ This, If a game needs a driver profile that means either the game or the driver is broken/buggy code.

Point of fact is it's a far better experience on AMD now than NV on linux. I purposely swapped from a gtx1080 to a rx64 and my only regret is not doing it sooner! The overall experience needs to be experienced to understand just how quircky to damn right crap the NV driver is.

Before any fanbois start I've had the 1080 for over a year so know first hand how good/bad the drivers are/have been on the whole.

Is mesa perfect? Gawd no! but compared to the NV drivers is's damn site better.
For instance, plasma has not crashed once since the AMD card has been in.

But we'll get the "BUT AMD IS SLOW" To be honest, for the most part the rx matches and even beats the 1080 in some instances.

Trouble is, most people are just regurgitating ATI of old and have more than likely not used a AMD card in Linux for a long time if at all.

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