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Steam has turned 18 years old and PC gaming has never been the same since
13 September 2021 at 12:58 pm UTC

Quoting: BloodScourgeAccording to Steam:
27 Nov, 2004 Half-Life 2 Retail Standard

I redeemed a few retail games (Half-Life Platinum Pack, Dark Messiah, Prey, The Orange Box, Left 4 Dead) before my first digital purchase (Braid) in September 2009
You must have lods of emone - probably.

Take-Two filed a lawsuit against the reverse-engineered GTA III and Vice City developers
7 September 2021 at 9:00 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: elmapul
Quoting: slapinBTW have somebody poked Leonard French about this one? I wonder what his opinion is.
an quick google search told me he died in 2017

I think slapin meant this Leonard French.

Take-Two filed a lawsuit against the reverse-engineered GTA III and Vice City developers
6 September 2021 at 4:37 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: rustybroomhandleAmusing comment from Nightdive studios on the topic:

https://twitter.com/pripyatbeast/status/1433925671995068418

QuoteYou do this to a game @NightdiveStudio is working on and you get offered a job.

Even more amusing is a comment below that linking to a story of one of the developers of the unreleased game that Rockstar based the original Grand Theft Auto on and that they settled a court case for IP infringment with him out of court.

ScummVM continues keeping games alive with early Macromedia Director support
19 August 2021 at 12:07 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: SchattenspiegelWish they would do a stable release once in a while.
Well, you are in luck.

Meanwhile, I've just added an additional column to the wiki page to note the support status. So if you find any Director title working, tell us.

Debian 11 "bullseye" is officially out now
16 August 2021 at 10:26 pm UTC

Quoting: slaapliedjeStill not understanding why Pop_OS is considered 'gaming-centric'.
You aren't the only one who says this though. Seriously, Pop just comes with System76 laptops, and is basically a workstation attempt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCQDAXyNkCo This dude says the same thing... baffles me. It isn't like they default install steam, scummvm, dosbox, etc.

I guess it isn't, I haven't tried it myself (I'm the typical Debian user, last time I tried out different distributions and compiled my own kernels was in the last millennia, when I also had OS/2 Warp 4 and BeOS installed). From Wikipedia: "It is regarded as an easy distribution to set up for gaming, mainly due to its built-in GPU support."

Debian 11 "bullseye" is officially out now
16 August 2021 at 1:11 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Vortex_AcheronticAm I the only one wonder how this adds up to Linux Gaming except of being a Linux distro? o.O

Edit: Or because it's what most distros a based on including those often used for gaming?

Debian is currently the sixth-most popular distribution among GamingOnLinux readers, ahead of gaming-centric Pop!_OS, for reference.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 6: A Lone Marine Battled
3 August 2021 at 12:41 am UTC Likes: 1

Got both boxes sitting behind me. Was lucky to get them through TuxGames' reseller offers.

The classic Crusader: No Remorse is ready for testing in ScummVM
19 July 2021 at 10:22 pm UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: Purple Library GuySCUMM seems to have gone kind of the way GCC did, where it originally was the Gnu C Compiler but eventually was the Gnu Compiler Collection. If I remember right it's at this point a few different engines under one roof.
Yes, a few. Not long before it hits the 100 engines mark.

Edit: Just realised, that is a pessimistic count. If you include the unfinished engines in the tree that are not enabled for releases, it's already 93 (although some are just variants of another, like sword1 and sword2) and two of those (Glk and Ultima) are rather frameworks than engines, with their own sub-engines, upping the number to 109!

GemRB 0.9.0, the game engine reimplementation for the likes of Baldur's Gate
17 July 2021 at 1:13 pm UTC

Quoting: DamonLinuxPLFor now there is a lot of regression in 0.9.0. So if anyone want play without crashing and some bugs, then better wait with upgrade to 0.9.1.
I update it yesterday and for me games like IWD and IWD2 are very unstable. I need to debug it then I try report regression.
lynxlynxlynx just announced that most of the breakage should be fixed, so now is a good time to try out the development version again and report any problems.

Heroes of Might and Magic II reimplementation sees a big AI improvement
9 July 2021 at 12:35 am UTC

Quoting: BumadarNow I want to play might and magic 4, and when finished install might and magic 5 and create might and magic world of xeen..... that was back then the most amazing thing I seen, those 2 games together created this world of xeen.... and then sending the special code you get at the end of the game to a postadress in the USA and months later getting a official certificat for finishing the game.....

/begins to search his pc room.... where is it

There is another engine re-implementation for those two in ScummVM.