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Armello removes advertising Linux and macOS support due to their party system
14 July 2022 at 6:49 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: alka.setzerthe one true platform (windows, x86[-64] and directx)

This.
We are playing games on a fake platform: F**k SDL, f**k OpenGL, f**k Vulkan, f**k engines that support more than one platform, all we need is DirectX!!!

ARK: Survival Evolved switches away from Linux Native to use Proton
12 July 2022 at 7:37 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: TheRiddickIt's a shame the developer didn't move to Vulkan API for the game.

If you are only targeting Windows, you'll keep developing with DirectX as it makes no sense at all to switch to Vulkan.
And that is a huge issue that people saying "I don't care if it's native or proton" don't seem to understand or, like Liam and Gardiner Bryant for example, understand but choose to ignore, hoping it goes away "once market share blah blah blah"...

Worthy of Better, Stronger Together for Reproductive Rights bundle live on itch.io
6 July 2022 at 4:35 pm UTC Likes: 1

Reading the posts above made my head hurt.

Steam Deck already hits over 5% of Linux users on Steam
2 June 2022 at 11:46 am UTC

Quoting: WMan22I mean, I got a reservation like 2 weeks ago now and I have to wait till October to get mine. It's gonna be a while for most other people, too.

October 2023 is a more realistic expectation.

Steam Deck already hits over 5% of Linux users on Steam
2 June 2022 at 8:36 am UTC

Quoting: BeamboomI'm impressed.
Could this mean that Linux users (Deck included) might hit 10% next year or are we too optimistic then?

More like next 20 years.

Steam Deck already hits over 5% of Linux users on Steam
2 June 2022 at 8:35 am UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: TeodosioCould we overtake Mac this year, thanks to the Steam Deck?

Maybe, maybe not. But that would be thanks to Apple really, which is doing everything possible to alienate their desktop users from gaming.

Linux user share on Steam hits second highest percentage in years
3 May 2022 at 7:18 pm UTC Likes: 1

How can people commenting here and even this site owner not realize that a platform without developers is destined to die? The ability to run other OSes applications is not enough to make a platform survive, it never was: look at OS/2, or if you prefer a story where Microsoft loses, Windows Phone: nobody was developing for it, Microsoft even had a project to allow WP to run Android apps (it was called Astoria). They realized the hopelessness of it and they killed it, preferring to abandon that market instead. Developers make a platform's fortunes, and Proton is shouting to developers "keep developing for windows".

Linux user share on Steam hits second highest percentage in years
3 May 2022 at 1:13 pm UTC Likes: 2

wow if this keeps going on, in a couple of years we will take on MacOS!

Wine manager 'Bottles' improves Steam Proton support, adds configurable environments
5 April 2022 at 6:13 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoWhy Bottles creates a .var/app/com.usebottles.bottles/ folder in my home folder?...

Welcome to flatpak!

Intel announced the Core i9 12900KS as the 'world's fastest desktop processor'
28 March 2022 at 4:25 pm UTC

Meh... can't wait for the desktop space to move to finally move to ARM.