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Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support
15 August 2018 at 9:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

I'll wait a couple days for reviews to say it's not horribly broken, and then it's looking very much like I'll soon have another game to play (probably via GOG, which is nice). Then just to find time to play it.

A small update on the status of BATTLETECH for Linux
14 August 2018 at 1:23 pm UTC Likes: 4

Somehow I'm not surprised by a vague, non-commital response here. The incredible delay and lack of communication (Comstar not allowing certain words through their HPGs it seems) means that if (and I do mean "if" it's ever released on GNU/Linux, I will not purchase at full price.

Severely disappointed in this developer.

The developer of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus has posted about possible issues with the Linux release
10 August 2018 at 9:16 pm UTC

Well, just about everyone seems to hit a snag with GNU/Linux when it comes around to release time, so I'd say they're doing the right thing here. Letting people know in advance, and letting people they're still planning a release.
So I like their comments. But I still won't pre-order. Or anything else. I'll buy it when there is a release, not before.

A developer from Bohemia Interactive wants to know your interest in the Arma 3 Linux port
7 August 2018 at 5:50 pm UTC Likes: 2

Don't (currently) own the game, but would increased interest from GNU/Linux help get decisions made to keep things in sync?

-- just trying to get discussion back to that point, which is in the article (kinda)

AMD have released details on the second generation of Ryzen Threadripper
6 August 2018 at 10:58 pm UTC

axredneck
liamdawe...
IMHO bying this CPU for gaming is a bit overkill...

Perhaps (ok, more than just perhaps!), but for game development it can look a bit more attractive, especially if enough ram gets given over to it. Then there's a miniature server that can handle some quite intensive tasks, or a "beast" that allows multiple people to run various development tasks on it simultaneously.

Just for myself, I'd want no less than 8 cores, and can easily see some benefit in things I do with 16 cores. One day....one day....

TO4: Tactical Operations, a new free FPS will have a Linux version
6 August 2018 at 9:06 pm UTC

I recall TacOps. Used to play that quite a bit. So for that reason, if for no other, I'll give this a go.

AMD have released details on the second generation of Ryzen Threadripper
6 August 2018 at 8:56 pm UTC Likes: 4

Newer hardware like this can have an indirect impact on GNU/Linux in general, and from there gaming as well. How well these CPUs run with the kernel (scheduling in particular comes to mind, but shared memory amongst that many cores as well) is of importance.

....plus it's just interesting.

A developer from Bohemia Interactive wants to know your interest in the Arma 3 Linux port
5 August 2018 at 12:36 pm UTC Likes: 4

Don't forget that what is "official specification", and what's actually widely used, may not be entirely in sync. Happens to a lot of standards that have fewer grey areas than something like OpenGL, so OpenGL itself is no exception.
It does mean that realistically there will have to be hacks and/or workarounds in drivers and/or games for various reasons. Just the nature of the beast.
No matter the outcome though, it's great to see game devs, porting people, and driver developers at least communicating and discussing problems. It helps improve everything, in a general sense, and I think we all do appreciate the efforts. So cheers to all involved.

As far as Arma goes, it's not a game that I've looked into before, but I'll keep it on my radar.

Facepunch are no longer selling the Linux version of the survival game Rust (updated)
29 July 2018 at 8:07 pm UTC Likes: 4

Whitewolfe80
Purple Library Guy
Whitewolfe80As for the throw away community line we have this every so often it goes back to once again the linux die hards that think they throw f bombs and act like Stallman or Linus.
1. No it does not.
2. Had it occurred to you that that is, itself, a rather inflammatory and offensive comment?
3. Do you in fact have any idea how Stallman acts?

Yes because I have twitter and if he rants about open source one more time his neck is going to fall off or he will have a heart attack. Sorry we strongly disagree on this point and it does its is the guys that idenfy as linux hardcore are the worst. Feedback to developers strongly welcome not tweets like "learn to linux your game is shit" that is an actual tweet that took me 10 seconds to find on twitter

I think the Stallman I've "seen" (interviews, reading material, etc), and the one you just described, are two different people.
Stallman is very careful and considered with his words, measured and reasoning. I think a few more people acting like that would be a good thing.

Some thoughts on Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War
18 July 2018 at 6:13 pm UTC

liamdawe
Zlopez
QuoteYou wouldn't really expect the Space Marines to sit around a table with the Necrons (a race of robotic skeletal warriors) now would you?

Unfortunately this is already in one Warhammer 40k codex. It was between Blood Angels and Necrons (probably Sautekh dynasty) against Tyranids.
As always, Warhammer is so massive it's easy to miss things and apparently you're right, it apparently happened once in a short story. The basic point is though, they wouldn't normally

Edit: Looking further it seems it might have actually been more than once, god damn Warhammer lore. Decided to remove that line, since I'm obviously wrong there.

Strictly speaking they don't normally; it was pretty desperate circumstances that lead to temporary alliances, or perhaps more accurately, temporary agreements. The stories themselves were pretty good, and the writers put some effort into the reasoning behind it all. It's not like Necrons and Blood Angels became the best of friends or anything, and it added some new depth to the 40K political landscape.

...although I imagine the Necrons don't fancy AdMech poking around their crypts.

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