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A note on using Steam Play Proton and counting the sales for Linux (updated)
11 February 2020 at 3:18 pm UTC Likes: 4

Buying Windows games will bring more native/supported/whatever games to Linux in the long run.
--Deluded Linux gamers (ca 2020)

Want to try Google Stadia early? We have a three-month Stadia Pro Buddy Pass to give away
17 December 2019 at 4:38 pm UTC

Funny to see people going from "won't touch that with a ten-foot pole" to "yes, I'd like to try it, thanks".
And yes, I'd like to try it too!

D9VK is no more as it merges with DXVK, making DXVK a D3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan layer
16 December 2019 at 4:15 pm UTC Likes: 1

TheSHEEEP
rkfg
Eike
rkfgDXVK has a "fundamental flaw" and that is the language it's written in. Wine doesn't accept C++ code, unfortunately.

Now I wondered what they're using.
Pure C?!?
Yes, Wine is written in pure C.
Guess that is one way to make sure a project never has too many people working on it.
What a waste of potential.

Pure C is fine for smaller projects or concise little libraries.
But big ones purely in C is just nightmare fuel. Go take a look at the FFmpeg sources if you don't believe me.

Alright, merge Wine into DXVK, then ;)
C++ isn't picky about having some pure C code within.

What the fuck are you talking about? The most ubiquitous, successful and with the greatest number of contributors ever open source project is written in C, the kernel itself!

D9VK is no more as it merges with DXVK, making DXVK a D3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan layer
16 December 2019 at 1:37 pm UTC

Liam Dawe
tonyrh
Liam Dawe
Sir_DiealotIsn't DXVK that project that just went into maintenance mode because it's not feasible to develop it further?
No, that was other sites making a mountain out of a little GitHub comment rant. Don't read into it.

Isn't GitHub the only channel the DXVK dev uses to communicate? In those little comment rants he clearly stated that after the merge of D9VK his project is going maintenance mode, because it's a "fragile, unreliable and frustrating maintenance nightmare". AFAIK he did not retract that anywhere. Do you know something we don't know or what?
No it's not, they have their own Discord. Don't take comments made out of frustration, as actual plans.

TIL Discord is official, GitHub is not.

D9VK is no more as it merges with DXVK, making DXVK a D3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan layer
16 December 2019 at 1:19 pm UTC

Liam Dawe
Sir_DiealotIsn't DXVK that project that just went into maintenance mode because it's not feasible to develop it further?
No, that was other sites making a mountain out of a little GitHub comment rant. Don't read into it.

Isn't GitHub the only channel the DXVK dev uses to communicate? In those little comment rants he clearly stated that after the merge of D9VK his project is going maintenance mode, because it's a "fragile, unreliable and frustrating maintenance nightmare". AFAIK he did not retract that anywhere. Do you know something we don't know or what?

Build and manage a totally scientifically inaccurate Beehive in Hive Time, out now
12 December 2019 at 6:29 pm UTC Likes: 4

Purple Library GuyInteresting asterisk on the systems supported. It supports MacOS, but only "10.14 or older". I've never seen that before; I wonder why. That's actually pretty old as far as I can tell. Not that it matters to us, but it made me curious.

Probably something to do with the fact that 10.15 drops 32 bits support. And 10.14 was released on September 24, 2018 so it's not that old.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York for Linux is now uncertain
12 December 2019 at 1:08 pm UTC

ZeloxThis is why I "hate" proton and wine.

Proton is a dead end anyway, trying to emulate MS APIs is a fool's endeavor...

It's already possible to play Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Linux with Steam Play
4 December 2019 at 4:02 pm UTC

So bring your own compatibility layer, try to log in for 5 minutes, and after that you can't even play multiplayer... I think this is the "nightmare" some devs refer to when talking about gaming on linux.

Atari VCS enters the final stages of pre-production as it heads towards mass production
29 November 2019 at 5:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

subThe case looks rather cheap.
I thought they targeted a high quality finish...?

Can you really judge the case quality from those two grainy jpgs?

Fan-made sequel to The 7th Guest, The 13th Doll is finally out
6 November 2019 at 11:14 pm UTC

I was hoping for George Sanger (The Fat Man) to make the music for this

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