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The Darkside Detective, a supernatural point & click adventure is now on Linux
2 August 2017 at 11:53 am UTC Likes: 2

I finished it over the week-end and I loved it. It is quite short (EDIT: I have 5 hours on it) and not very difficult for point-and-click veterans, but still very enjoyable and funny. That fullscreen bug is kind of a bummer, I don't like playing in a window, but it's not that bad.

The game mechanics are extremely simple, there are no verb-actions like in Monkey Island and the other Ron Gilbert games. It's literally just point+click. I don't think I had more than 8 items in the inventory at any point in the game. There's no walking either, your character always stands in the same place on any given screen. I rather like it as it makes going from place to place really snappy, you don't have to wait for the character to walk all the way across the screen.

I thought narration could have been more fluid, the game isn't in one cohesive piece but divided into 6 "case files" that take place in independent locations. They do manage to give you a sense of continuity though, with recurring characters and a general escalation of the weirdness from case to case.

The games seems to be doing well in sales, which gives me high hopes for a (hopefully longer) sequel.

Looks like the DOSBox wrapped Linux version of STAR WARS: Dark Forces might make it to Steam
12 July 2017 at 9:58 am UTC

calfretBut you say there is a mod?

Not really a mod, but an app that maps mouse axes to key strokes, so you could technically map the look-up and look-down keys to mouse-up and mouse-down. The app I read about on forums is called GlovePie and it's Windows-only, but maybe there's something similar for Linux.

You really don't need to look up and down that much, the game auto-aims vertically much like Doom. I mapped up-down to the R and F keys, so it's next to WASD.

Looks like the DOSBox wrapped Linux version of STAR WARS: Dark Forces might make it to Steam
11 July 2017 at 11:28 am UTC

EhvisThe early engines couldn't do vertical rotation. The first that I recall having that feature was Duke Nukem 3D (1996) and even then it didn't render properly (faked projection where vertical lines remain vertical).

Yeah there is a possibility to look up and down in this game, but it does look like crap, all distorted. Thankfully you don't need to do it all that often, which is why I didn't bother trying to make it work with the mouse.

Looks like the DOSBox wrapped Linux version of STAR WARS: Dark Forces might make it to Steam
11 July 2017 at 10:51 am UTC

stanbreak alt-tab and other global keyboard shortcuts

I'm not sure, I don't think I tried it. There's a shortcut to go in-and-out of fullscreen though, Alt-Enter I think, so it's not too annoying if you need to go back to desktop or switch windows.

Looks like the DOSBox wrapped Linux version of STAR WARS: Dark Forces might make it to Steam
11 July 2017 at 9:17 am UTC

I bought the GOG version a few weeks ago for nostalgia's sake. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it's aged, though it took a bit of tweaking to set up a modern control scheme.

2 problems :
- The mouse works for the left-right axis only. There's supposed to be a mod to make it go up-down but I didn't bother.
- In fullscreen, DOSBox turns off my secondary screen which is a little annoying.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker, an isometric single-player RPG has reached the goal for a Linux version
10 July 2017 at 10:03 am UTC Likes: 1

Personnal rule : If there isn't a playable Linux demo I'm not backing it.

If they mean to deliver a year from now (august 2018), dev is probably pretty far along. Let's hope they have cross-platform tools.

Paradigm, an incredibly strange adventure game will release for Linux soon
20 June 2017 at 9:54 am UTC Likes: 2

Do you want to get to the top of my wishlist? Beacuse that's how you get to the top of my wishlist.

MX Nitro, a positively rated motocross racing game is heading to Linux, should be here 'very soon'
20 February 2017 at 5:13 pm UTC Likes: 1

grozamoreiOnly type of mp we have is async (riding vs ghosts). So if you expecting real-time mp, sorry - we dont have it.

Oh well. It's not a big deal for me anyway and ghost-chasing is still fun at parties.

Thanks for the reply!

MX Nitro, a positively rated motocross racing game is heading to Linux, should be here 'very soon'
20 February 2017 at 3:59 pm UTC Likes: 1

Looks good! Trials Fusion was a lot of fun on Windows, and I have fond memories of Motocross Madness so I'll definitely pick this one up. No multiplayer though?

Interview with Aspyr Media about porting Civilization VI to Linux and other interesting questions
10 February 2017 at 2:03 pm UTC

mrdeathjradd PhysX support for borderlands 2

I discussed this with someone from Aspyr on Reddit a while back, they can't do it because it would break cross-platform play. The version of Physx that supports Linux is more recent than the one in the Windows version of the game, so cross-platform coop wouldn't work anymore, unless Gearbox went back into their old code and updated the Windows version with a newer version of Physx... They wouldn't go to all that trouble just to give eye candy to Linux gamers.

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