You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!
Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through Paypal!
Latest Comments by ProfessorKaos64
A look at some top Linux games released in 2018
26 July 2018 at 12:03 pm UTC

liamdawe
dpanter
ProfessorKaos64How does Overload compare to Descent Underground?
I have Descent Underground from, I think Kickstarter a while back. Is this the same trleam? How do they compare?
Only played the Overload playable teaser so far but everything feels right, know what I mean? Classic Descent was what, way back in '95 or something. It's possible that I could have the ol' rose-tinted glasses on when reminiscing...
Teamwise, take a look: https://playoverload.com/team/

Didn't try Descent Underground, but from what I read online the reception was rather underwhelming.
Is Descent Underground even still going? Was removed from Steam ages ago.

Overload is fantastic, made by some original Descent developers.
I don't think so, but I installed the Steam game and still have it. Didn't play it yet though.

Looks like SteamOS 3.0 is on the way codenamed Clockwerk
26 July 2018 at 11:44 am UTC Likes: 2

Updated packaging base here I come! I can finally package the latest Kodi when this come out. I'll test more flatpak packages if they get those running on the compositor.

A look at some top Linux games released in 2018
25 July 2018 at 9:51 pm UTC

How does Overload compare to Descent Underground?
I have Descent Underground from, I think Kickstarter a while back. Is this the same trleam? How do they compare?

A look at some top Linux games released in 2018
25 July 2018 at 9:46 pm UTC Likes: 1

Thanks for putting up the list!!

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil now has a beta available for Linux gamers
16 July 2018 at 3:12 pm UTC

Looking at the game files, it would appear this uses (what I though was dead) TurokEx.

The beta of the new and improved itch app is out for testing
13 July 2018 at 12:32 am UTC

Alm888
ProfessorKaos64...wut. well if you don't want actual packages that integrate with your system libraries, you could always try those fancy snaps or flatpaks. Many package managers allow non root installs or "user" mode installs. Packages exist as they are the most logical approach for users of a distribution. Why package all the libraries for each when you can share them. It may be ages until there is a clear "winner" for a univeral(sic) approch(sic). I actually loathe firing up other package managers instead of using apt/yum/pacman. Using manual installers / shell scripts gets oflur(sic) of hand when the number of items increases.

Wut?! I seriously begin to think that there is a "Package Approach" sect.

We do not need any "winner" in the "DEB/RPM/WHATEVER wars". Ordinary user should not even know about this.

From a user's viewpoint it is completely irrelevant what package system his/her distro is using. The user in question must see "xxx updates available. Update the system?" and click "Yea, sure!" That's all! Have you ever tried to install *.deb or *.rpm package manually? I have. It does not work! I mean, doudleclicking on it does not work. Best case, some dialogue window appears and asks permission to install, but if the package in question has dependencies then -- BAM -- the process fails. Because there are no mechanisms for dependency solving without repositories. "Command line" (terminal emulator) and manual downloading of required packages from some site like this are in order. This is BS.

From an administrator's viewpoint it is serious security breach to install some unsigned (or self-signed with shady keys) software in system-critical portions of the filesystem ("/usr/bin", "/usr/lib64" etc.) probably adding third-party open keys as trusted in the process. This is total BS!

User oriented entertainment software should not be installed system-wide!

And in case someone wondered, even user-level installed software can be added to auto-loading during startup and applications menu (AKA "Start Button", see XDG specification.

The entire point is sane management. I suppose I can't argue with you. GPG keys exist for a reason. Sure someone software is convenient as a binary or archive. If I wasn't on mobile. Are you a devop/RHEL/Admin/Hadoop devop? Thanks I'd where I come from. Manually installed software is not what you want, so I can't agree there. Non-signed manual installation of RPMs is insane. You shouldn't be installing things like that anyway if you are going the manual approach. Yum local install exists as well. There is no war, not sure where that was picked up on. For games, I can see some merit for a contained/flatpak type approach. Overall, not using something* to manage software is exactly why bitrot was coined a term. Unfortunately, we still have old software that goes unmaintained. Sigh.

The beta of the new and improved itch app is out for testing
11 July 2018 at 6:55 pm UTC

Alm888
ErzfeindThe stable release has RPMs and even a repo. Don't know why that's not the case for the beta.

Hmm, maybe so, maybe… When I tried to download the "stable" version I was prompted to "itch-23.6.3-amd64.tar.xz" tarball.

On the second thought, this all "DEB/RPM" thing is totally wrong. In general a PC can have multiple users (e. g. "family PC" ) and while some of them might use itch.io, others do not so this client should be installed per-user, not system-wide (needless to say a user might not be local admin).

Tarballs are all around better (or "*.sh" scripts if one prefers automatization).

...wut. well if you don't want actual packages that integrate with your system libraries, you could always try those fancy snaps or flatpaks. Many package managers allow non root installs or "user" mode installs. Packages exist as they are the most logical approach for users of a distribution. Why package all the libraries for each when you can share them. It may be ages until there is a clear "winner" for a univeral approch. I actually loathe firing up other package managers instead of using apt/yum/pacman. Using manual installers / shell scripts gets oflur of hand when the number of items increases.

  Go to:
Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts