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s&box from Facepunch 'works great' on the Steam Deck but no native Linux plans
13 August 2021 at 2:29 pm UTC Likes: 2

Why are you guys angry at this developer? "No support at all" is the Proton way!

elementary OS 6 Odin is an absolute beauty and it's out now
11 August 2021 at 3:35 pm UTC

You can't update your elementary os installation to this version, you have to reinstall

Heroic Games Launcher 1.9 is out with better performance, playtime tracking and more
30 July 2021 at 7:10 pm UTC

Tried this thing for a couple of days, and sadly it's a mess.
Not the developer's fault, it's just that wine itself is a huge, stinking, hit-and-miss, headaches-inducing, hopeless mess.

Frozenbyte are now telling Linux users to use Proton, even for their older games
28 July 2021 at 8:18 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: CatKillerYou know there's a compatibility report for every single game that someone's tested in Proton, right? A new issue, every one.

Elementary, my dear Watson!
If someone open an issue it's because of a problem, or to get the game whitelisted. At the moment there are 65 closed "Whitelist Request" issues. There are ~600 open "Whitelist Request" issues (Valve just gave up on the whole whitelist thing, probably too ambitious of a goal).
Anyway, the vast majority of issues is tagged "Game compatibility - Unofficial".
I don't understand why people keep pretending that the Proton experience is always flawless and superior. For me, it has always been inferior (to just using Windows).

Frozenbyte are now telling Linux users to use Proton, even for their older games
28 July 2021 at 7:36 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: tonyrh3k open issues on proton github say otherwise...

They don't typically close issues, even when the issue is fixed, to keep discussion open.


Frozenbyte are now telling Linux users to use Proton, even for their older games
28 July 2021 at 7:06 pm UTC

I don't understand why you guys are bashing frozenbyte for not bothering to "support" proton. That's exactly the same situation of every other game on the steamdeck, no support at all from developers and publishers. Valve specifically said that developers do not need to bother, "it just works". Of course, 3k open issues on proton github say otherwise...

Ryan Gordon and Ethan Lee on Proton and the Steam Deck
21 July 2021 at 5:51 pm UTC Likes: 2

It's pretty much game over for any hope of developers adopting multi-platform tools and practices now. How ironic that the instrument developed to reach parity with windows gaming and make linux a true alternative to windows in that regard will instead solidify windows' position as the only true gaming platform on personal computers in the coming years.

The Valve Steam Deck, lots of excitement and plenty to think about for Linux gaming
16 July 2021 at 5:11 pm UTC

Just like 99.99% of games that run on proton today, this won't have support from developers and publishers. Hence there will be incompatibilities, glitches, bugs that do not happen in windows, and so on. Hoping that Valve or Codemasters or whoever may be able to perfectly implement every API in Directx9-12 (13 is coming at the end of this year with windows 11 btw), along with their many corner cases, inconsistencies, and other amenities is a pure illusion. Users will experience problems, it's a given. Nintendo Switch killer this ain't but could be fine for some games. Personally, I'd love it for classic emulators though.

Linux Foundation launches the Open 3D Engine based upon Amazon Lumberyard
6 July 2021 at 8:20 pm UTC Likes: 5

Hmmm, linux foundation, wargaming, adobe... maybe I'm too pessimistic but I don't expect anything good and tangible to come out of this