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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.

Sunday Mag: Linux gaming news odds and ends and a quick look at what’s on sale
7 October 2018 at 8:09 pm UTC Likes: 3

I'm finally playing a game of Stellaris long enough to arrive at the end phase with controlling a large federation reigning over more than half of the galaxy and best friends with 90% of the galaxy - except the fallen empires. So I guess some kind of end game crisis will arise soon. It was hard work. I need a weekend now to relax. Oh, wait.

What are you clicking on this weekend and what do you think about it?
8 September 2018 at 7:07 pm UTC

I'm back playing almost only Faeria again. They transitioned really well from "free to play" to "buy to play" (from a player's perspective who already had the free Faeria in his library and didn't have to pay for the "new" Faeria).

Now I try to get all those lore pages for all the cards in the game (which only give you a small story about the characters, nothing game deciding). You have to play certain cards a number of times to get their lore pages. It's deck building madness.

Steam Play's Proton beta has been updated with a performance improvement and fixes
31 August 2018 at 3:02 pm UTC Likes: 3

liamdaweAnd also, Valve did ask people to send issues to them, not the game developer.

Important information, I think. Perhaps worth to be added in the article and maybe even to be repeated in every article about Proton? Just to prevent that developers get really annoyed of Linux players.

Colony building sim RimWorld just had a huge 'Polish the Cannons' update
28 August 2018 at 1:37 pm UTC

Rimworld is one of my favourite games. I'm so glad it's available on Linux.

The original The Banner Saga is no longer officially supported on Linux
14 August 2018 at 9:30 pm UTC

Doc Angelo
TheSHEEEPWhat safety? If the maintainers of some project decide to drop linux, there's nothing you can do about that, either.

Of course you can.

Situation A: You are using closed source and proprietary software. The dev of this software is stopping support for it or is removing features you depend on. You can't do anything about it, nor would it be allowed.

Situation B: You are using FOSS. The devs of this software are stopping support for it or are removing features you depend on. You are now allowed to take the source code and maintain your own fork of it that doesn't remove what you need.

That a FOSS project removes functionality people are using is already less likely to happen. But even if it happens, you are not without options. That is a really, if not the biggest, argument for FOSS in businesses.

TheSHEEEPdo you truly want to place your products in the hand of some hobbyist who might just drop the whole thing again due to lack of interest or free time?

If people wouldn't do exactly that, we wouldn't have gaming on Linux.

I totally agree with Doc Angelo here. If a FOSS software is important enough for enough people there will be people who will fork the thing. I witnessed it myself with my favourite Linux distro "Mandriva" (a commercial Linux distro back in the days).

The company building and maintaining Mandriva went out of business and the community took the ashes of Mandriva and formed the now totally community driven "Mageia" distribution. Mageia could make use of many tools developed for Mandriva and is now completely independent of any other Linux distribution (no Ubuntu derivate e.g.). If the community is big enough, then software maintained by that community will be safer for the end user to use because of it's independence from the whims of the commercial world and it's up and downs.

The Linux version of Into the Breach is in active development
9 August 2018 at 8:49 pm UTC Likes: 7

I will buy it as soon as it is out for Linux.

No Windows here (my last Windows was XP). I consider buying a new game which is only available for Windows but currently runs via Wine as too risky. Any new game update might break it on Wine. No thanks. So for new games I only buy native Linux versions.

The Procession to Calvary is a point and click adventure made from Renaissance-era paintings
8 August 2018 at 3:42 pm UTC

Looks absolutely lovely. I hope players get extra points for identifying the painters of the original pictures and the depicted persons, scenes, landscapes and locations! Finally education would pay off!

Egosoft have confirmed that X4: Foundations will be on Linux
14 July 2018 at 1:05 pm UTC Likes: 1

This is absolutely exciting! I hope the game will be a great success for Egosoft after their bad luck with "Rebirth" on release. I played the X3 games, loved them.

What are you playing this weekend and what do you think about it?
14 July 2018 at 12:46 pm UTC

I like this kind of article because there is always something new to discover in the comments.

Although I am a diligent reader of GOL, "The Dwarves" and "Rise of Titans" were new to me! Wishlisted instantly.

I have so many games to play but since I'm a strategy game fan most of them require some working brain to play them - ideal for weekends when you are not exhausted from work. But the sun is just too inviting and we had nice rain the last days so it's all green and not too hot.

Stellaris, Pillars of Eternity, Age of Wonders III, Shadow Tactics... have to wait. So I'm probably playing again during the week on evenings some Slay the Spire and Euro Truck Simulator 2 where you can perfectly listen to some podcasts or music while playing and not thinking too hard.

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