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Wine 3.4 released with more Vulkan support
17 March 2018 at 7:45 pm UTC Likes: 20

WINE has come -such- a long way from three years ago, when I was considering it basically useless for the type of Windows games I want to use it for (mostly more recent games using DX11, not twenty year old retro games). Now? It runs almost all of my legacy Windows games more or less flawlessly. Sims 3/4, Star Trek Online, Champions Online, Guild Wars 2, Skyrim... all works. Not not only works, but works well! With a bit more work on the D3D bits, I guess it will soon run Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls Online nicely, too. Both of these games already run for me, but with fairly major issues.

Overall I am really impressed. A few months ago, I became a 100% Linux user when my Windows partition got corrupted and I decided that this was a signal from the Penguin gods to finally do away with it for good. WINE helps me to still run the few non-Linux games I still crave, and is a nice insurance in case some of the publishers currently supporting Linux decide not to anymore.

Tropico 6 has a new trailer showing off some new gameplay features
17 March 2018 at 3:42 pm UTC

I think 5 is the only one they ever ported to Linux, but if that's not a concern, I'd say 4 captured the spirit for the franchise a bit better than 5.

Tropico 6 has a new trailer showing off some new gameplay features
16 March 2018 at 7:25 pm UTC

Really looks great! 100% buy when it's out. I have played every single release of this franchise. Love the humor! I hope for a bit more depth than Tropico 5 too, though.

Kerbal Space Program: Making History Expansion is out expanding the game quite a lot
16 March 2018 at 4:19 pm UTC Likes: 1

bisbyxThey also now state that you can only have 1 downloaded copy of the game ever, so people that like to have copies of different game versions (for archival, or mod compatibility, since the "active" mod community doesn't always update their mods to the latest release, so people still playing on older versions just for mods is actually super common) are technically breaking the rules.

In all quite honesty, I am not sure I care about rules like that. Even if I would be aware of them, which I never am, because I am habitually not reading EULAs. I find it actually offensive to expect me to read 15 letter pages of legal gibberish to play a game. I am an otherwise very law-abiding and honest person, but stupid breaking rules like that wouldn't make me lose any sleep.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is officially coming to Linux, port from Feral Interactive
14 March 2018 at 2:38 pm UTC Likes: 1

Playing this game will feel odd to me, as I played Life is Strange, and thus already know what's going to happen to the characters in the end. I will get it anyway. LiS was the only recent adventure I actually enjoyed, as it didn't make a point of designing brutally illogical puzzles, unlike pretty much 100% of the genre these days. I absolutely HATED the ending though.

But yes, I will buy it. Glad to see that Square Enix rediscovered Linux.

MMO 'Project: Gorgon' released in Early Access with day-1 Linux support
13 March 2018 at 5:45 pm UTC

EMO GANGSTERcan they release one MMO on Linux that doesn't look like AIDS

Indie studios generally don't have the resources to make a game look good. Any game. Which is why you see so many pixel art and cartoon style games, which they sell to you as "retro", which arguably sounds better than "outdated".

Also, because WoW is the most successful MMO in history, and WoW had infantile cartoon art. Conclusion: All MMOs need infantile cartoon art to be successful!

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition release date announced for March 27th, day-1 Linux support
10 March 2018 at 12:51 am UTC Likes: 1

As far as I know they aren't going to port the toolset, so that's a MAJOR bummer for me. I might still get it, but I am torn right now. The toolset IS NWN. The actual game is not all that good, really. What made NWN great was the ability to make your own games.

Edit: Yes, we will NOT get the toolset. As in 100% not. It's marked as "Windows only" on the official site.

Cities: Skylines has sold over five million copies on PC, minor free content on the way
8 March 2018 at 10:02 pm UTC

STiATBut some DLCs are pretty fun :-).

It's a game well deserved, played that one for hours, built wonderful cities. Though, I really suck at properly controlling traffic.

I found it not too hard to do when using a proper mix of public transportation and a decent road network. I guess the most common mistake is building a 1970s-style "built for cars" city, and forgetting to build mass transit options. Like in real life, that will result in 24/7 congestions.

The problem is that mass transit options are locked behind population limit like in some retarded murician cities. The whole town progression seems to be retardly murician, locking you out of facilities and disabling to do any specific town specialization.

There is very little game in C:S, its more like one big painter box when you can pain stuff that looks nicely.

There is a mod that unlocks everything at game start. Just get that! That being said...I don't know how it's done in good ol' Europe, but in 'murica people really don't put subways into rural towns.

About the gaming thing...I guess the slower pace and the lack of have-to-prove-how-awesome-you-are boss fights that "gamers" seem to love so much is what makes C:S appealing to some of us in the first place. It is really just about taking a bit of real estate and build something nice on it. You Some consider that fun, too!

The developer of sandbox RPG Kynseed would bring it to Linux 'if the demand is there'
8 March 2018 at 6:10 pm UTC Likes: 2

This is a game I'd probably buy, but...honestly? I don't feel like begging Indie developers for a port anymore. That's so 2010. Beggars can't be choosers, but in the Indie segment we're blessed with so many ports these days, that I go "Ok, if you want me to buy your game, offer me a Linux version. Otherwise I am going to buy someone else's!"

I might beg if you're Bethesda. Otherwise...probably not.

Cities: Skylines has sold over five million copies on PC, minor free content on the way
8 March 2018 at 5:09 pm UTC

madchaotikanIt would be interesting to know the perdentages of linux within 5000000 copies and if Linux itself has a positiv ROI.

This game was the main argument for me no longer dualbooting into Windows. Since them for me Linux games have the critical mass reached.

A few weeks ago, someone representing Paradox apparently complained about Linux sales being too low for making Linux sustainable. Liam had it covered here.
It's actually really hard to believe that our usual market share of 1-2% of 5,000,000 sold copies (we're still talking 50-100k Linux copies) wouldn't be enough to cover Linux-specific costs, but that's what they said.

Btw. Same here. For me, Cities Skylines marked the turning point in operating system usage for gaming purposes. After getting it and the games following it, I booted into Windows less and less. One of Microsoft's awesome updates seemed to have corrupted the BCD, a few months ago. I never bothered to repair it. With WINE having made dramatic progress last year and able to run most of my older Windows games now, there is not a serious reason left for me to use Windows for gaming. No, I don't play PUBG.

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