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Darwin Project no longer works in Steam Play, due to Easy Anti-Cheat
14 January 2019 at 9:34 pm UTC

If a game which is even whitelisted on Valve's Proton list stops working without hope to be fixed soon it sends a strong signal to me: Don't buy multiplayer games which only (might) run via Proton.

Proton is dead for me for multiplayer Windows only games if there isn't an official commitment by the game developer (!) to support their game on Proton.

Even if Valve might be able to fix games that once worked via Proton but stopped working because of updates to the game (new game features, a new game GUI, added multiplayer or just patched bugs etc.) Proton is not a substitute for native Linux games. This incident is a clear example of this sad truth.

Unique card-based strategy game 'Faeria' updated with The Dragon's Lair
23 November 2018 at 6:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

nepo
MicromegasThe game client has also a very easy to use tournament feature build in to quickly set up some tournaments with your friends.
How does it work...? Sounds pretty interesting! I thought that this would be a new feature in Valve's upcoming "Artifact" - didn't expect this in Faeria?!

You invite friends from your in-game friends list to a lobby. Then a new lobby window starts where you can set up the rules for the tournament. But the details are a little bit foggy for me because the last time I tried out the tournament feature is some months ago. They added new tournament formats though in the last weeks.

Unique card-based strategy game 'Faeria' updated with The Dragon's Lair
22 November 2018 at 7:21 pm UTC Likes: 2

The game client has also a very easy to use tournament feature build in to quickly set up some tournaments with your friends.

And if you want to search for other active players - to play some of the coop missions e.g. - I recommend to join the Faeria Discord channels. You will find a link with a Discord invite inside the game client if you click on the icon to get to your in-game friends list.

And a collection of decks with lots of guides and links to videos can be found on Faeria.com/the-hub.

I also recommend to follow their news section on Faeria.com/news for their weekly updates on every Friday with information about upcomming tournaments (some of them with prizes for winners), infos about possible new features and links to new decks, guides and videos.

Open-world single-player space-combat RPG 'Starsector' has a major new release out and it's awesome
20 November 2018 at 10:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

Thanks GamingOnLinux for reporting also about Linux games outside the Steam/Gog/Itchio universe and this game especially because it really looks intriguing!

Valve's card game Artifact is running very well on Linux, releasing next week
20 November 2018 at 9:54 pm UTC

abelthorne
DamonLinuxPLAnyone one know if is possible to launch this game with OpenGL? Steam req show only Vulkan... but I still hope to see it on my old notebook. Anyone know is opengl is available?
From what I've seen elsewhere (Reddit, I think?), it's Vulkan only, no OpenGL option. EDIT: whoops, the message I had seen was based on the system requirements, not someone who actually played the game.

1xokCan you play it with children or is it too complicated for that? The little dragons should please children very well.
I'd suggest that you look at HearthStone instead (Windows only but works fine with Wine). From the reports I've seen from pro gamers, Artifact has a really complex gameplay and is more aimed at hardcore card gamers.

Another option would be Faeria, which has a native Linux version and isn't too complex (a bit more than HearthStone but far less than Magic and, obviously, Artifact) but the game isn't f2p anymore and I'm not fond of their new economic model which can cost a lot of money if you want to keep up with the new cards released; though it's not mandatory, there are already a lot of possibilities with the base game.

The base game of Faeria plus both available expansions (which give you all the cards) cost less than one preorder package for one Hearthstone expansion which only gives you a fraction of the new cards. Faeria announced that they will slow down with the release of new expansions but 2 new expansions per year for 13,99€ each would be fine with me.

Yes you can play Hearthstone without spending money but it's unfair to compare that very limited play and fun to an experience where you have access to a huge pool of cards with spending some money like in Faeria. But of course for kids to just press some buttons which do funny things on the screen Hearthstone is more affordable.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is officially coming to Linux in 2019
20 November 2018 at 8:25 pm UTC Likes: 5

62 comments. Don't tell me that there isn't interest in native ports anymore with Steam Play available.

Valve gave out more details about Artifact, including some public APIs and pre-order is up
12 November 2018 at 9:07 pm UTC

Besides the question how much playing competitive decks in Artifact may cost in the end (the good cards probably will ending up costing more on the Steam market, I guess?), the open question for me is: Will Artifact be enjoyable to play?

I watched the Artifact tournament stream with Kripp's (a Twitch streamer) explanations alongside and Dane's "teaching Artifact" stream today. I like games like chess and Faeria and watch MTG Arena streams on Twitch (although I can't play the game myself because it doesn't run on Wine for me) - so Artifact should interest me. But the game just doesn't look to be fun or interesting to play. For Linux I hope the game will be a hit but just a word of warning here: Hedge your expectations. And have a look at Faeria if you think your gaming mind works similar to mine because then you can't go wrong with Faeria.

No Brakes Games have discontinued Linux support for Human: Fall Flat
30 October 2018 at 4:42 pm UTC

Ehvis
MicromegasMaybe it's necessary to create a small section on this site where incidences like this are collected and listed and easy to find so that people can quickly check whether a developer ever dropped the support for his games? If there is a sales section there could also be a "commemoration" section for games and developers who "left" us.

A certain maintainer of a certain site might just be doing that.

Edit: Ugh. Too slow!

Edit 2: It's not properly linked in the wiki "Games lists" though.

Nice! That link gets a very accessible bookmark in my browser, for sure!

No Brakes Games have discontinued Linux support for Human: Fall Flat
30 October 2018 at 4:27 pm UTC Likes: 1

Maybe it's necessary to create a small section on this site where incidences like this are collected and listed and easy to find so that people can quickly check whether a developer ever dropped the support for his games? If there is a sales section there could also be a "commemoration" section for games and developers who "left" us.

RocketWerkz have confirmed their plans to do a Linux version of Stationeers
10 October 2018 at 4:12 pm UTC

Very nice that it might come to Linux! I wishlisted it a long time ago and engaged in the thread mentioned - so it's very cool to see that the devs will try a Linux version now.

I still prefer playing native Linux games as it's still confusing on Steam whether a game is officially supported on Proton. It's nice that Proton exists but I'm using Linux now for 10 years and that made me accustomed to things working right out of the box.

I repeat that last sentence: As a Linux user you just don't need to fiddle around with your system if you use the right distribution. You can and you want to "hack" stuff for trying things out, but as a normal user you absolutely don't need to - less so than on Windows. I'm just not inclined to spend time to fiddle around for making videogames run therefore I prefer every bit of clarity and official guarantee that a game will work on my platform.

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