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Dark low-fantasy tactical survival RPG 'Urtuk: The Desolation' is out now
5 March 2021 at 2:22 pm UTC

Are the battlefields all procedurally generated as well? The repetition of the various battlefields in Tower of Time eventually wore me down, and I stopped playing because the battles all became too samey. If not, then I might be able to get into a bit of stomping around brown and beige landscapes bashing foes on the noodle.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 1: Dumpster Diving
2 March 2021 at 1:02 pm UTC Likes: 1

That looks alot like our old Micron PC, Hamish. Of course, everything looked like our old Micron back then: big beige and boxy. It came from Micron with Windows ME installed from the factory. It was around $2,000. It's still tucked away behind the couch, waiting for the fembot uprising.

My first Linux box was a Dell Inspiron running Win '98 from the same era, gifted to me by a co-worker when her son went off to Military school. Back in the early aughts I could still get old computers for free from the recycling center, and that Dell became a Frankenstein of experimentation and distros. Eventually I settled on AntiX with a Fluxbox desktop. I still have a picture:


With a few days left on the Kickstarter, Ova Magica has been an incredible success
22 February 2021 at 12:43 pm UTC Likes: 1

What an egg-stremely adorable game!

Linux lands on Mars with Perseverance and Ingenuity
22 February 2021 at 12:39 pm UTC Likes: 7

The t-shirt:

Good enough for Mars,
Good enough for me

Volo Airsport went open source with main development discontinued
16 February 2021 at 1:20 pm UTC Likes: 3

When its time to part ways, this is the natural decision of an enlightened developer who truly loves their project.

Valheim is now one of the most successful survival games on Steam with two million sold
16 February 2021 at 1:05 pm UTC Likes: 8

Y'know? I feel almost an uncle's pride about this --- just because I loved this game way back when it was a little itch in its parents io. Maybe it's because its been a Linux title since the very beginning ... I feel like its "one of ours," and it's gone into the world and "done good."

Sigh. I still have screen shots of the itch version. It was so darn cute.

Valheim has become the next survival game hit on Steam
11 February 2021 at 3:45 pm UTC

Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: NanobangI might be interested in this down the line, but what kind of money are we talking about here? I've done a cursory once-over their site and found not even a mention of them wanting money.
LinuxGSM is just a tool you use to automate self-hosting wherever you want.

What threw me was your use of the word 'cheaply' where you wrote, '...interested in hosting your own cheaply ...', since cheaply means that it costs money, just not very much money. What were you referring to?

Urban sandbox city-building GTA-like sim Voxel Turf is back with a big new release
8 February 2021 at 4:38 pm UTC

Hmmm, this got me thinking about Voxel Turf again. I'd played around a little bit way back when, but I don't remember why I stopped. I was looking over the workshop page just now, and I might have to give it a go again with one of the larger maps.

Valheim has become the next survival game hit on Steam
8 February 2021 at 4:05 pm UTC

Quoting: liamOn a side-note: the excellent LinuxGSM project just recently added support for running Valheim servers, so if you're interested in hosting your own cheaply that's probably the way to go.

I might be interested in this down the line, but what kind of money are we talking about here? I've done a cursory once-over their site and found not even a mention of them wanting money.

Terraria for Stadia cancelled, due to Google locking the developer out
8 February 2021 at 3:47 pm UTC Likes: 2

There is nothing friendly about google. Behind their clown colors skulks a very wealthy --- and very powerful --- data-mining concern. Whatever they do, they do to collect and collate and profit from people's data. I've only ever used their search engine, and that stopped in 2004 when I first found Scroogle.

Anecdotes and articles like Liam's here are why I've been working for the past month or so climbing a steep learning curve setting up my first smart phone (yes, really), an old Note 4 given me by my father-in-law.

I've hidden all of the google, Samsung, and Verizon software that I couldn't remove or disable, and installed replacement goodies from F-droid, including using the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser, Bitwarden password manager, and Tutamail (because they have a desktop client).

Whatever exclusively-Play Store app I want (Steam's app, for example), I'll get via Aurora Store, an anonymizing Play Store client. I'm currently looking into which smart phone I'll buy to be my daily driver based upon which custom ROM I can use; LineageOS or Resurrection Remix being the most likely options).

I feel for Sprinks, I really do. His ordeal is one of my worst nightmares. I can never forget that everything digital is as ephemeral a soap-bubble.

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