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Eco, a detailed sandbox simulation game is launching on Steam Early Access soon
22 January 2018 at 11:15 am UTC Likes: 2

This could be what I've been waiting for! I try to live real life as ethically (by my standards) as I can, but in games you're usually forced to kill or destroy stuff. I love Cities Skylines, but you're still pretty much forced into growth and sprawl and traffic. I realise that's not real, but it would be nice to play with a green and peaceful strategy as an option, to create things I would want to create in the real world. A good education for children too.

I like killing and destroying stuff too, of course :p Mostly just in games.

Nearly 4 years later, Steam still won’t close to the tray icon on Linux without workarounds
30 November 2016 at 2:20 pm UTC

stanWhat the close button *should* do is exit Steam completely.
Or have an option in the settings, where you can tick "close minimises to system tray" where the default could be it just closes fullstop. I don't need an entry on the taskbar/windows list for everything that's running. Like Notes, Telegram, Cantata, Dropbox etc.

Nearly 4 years later, Steam still won’t close to the tray icon on Linux without workarounds
30 November 2016 at 1:24 pm UTC

Spud13yI just learned to right-click the icon in the system tray and close it that way. If they could fix this though, that'd be great.
Yes, that's how I close mine too, when I want to completely shut down the Steam client.

But sometimes I want Steam to still be running behind the scenes, with an icon in the system tray, and that's where the fix comes in. It means I can close the Steam 'browser' window properly, rather than that window being minimised to the taskbar. If I've got a game running at the time, that stays open as normal.

XodetaetlCloses to tray on Mint 18.
But clicking on the icon doesn't display the window again, it opens the right-click menu and I have to click on Library. Annoying.
This is annoying. Telegram is the same for me, which I find particularly annoying. This is with Xfce, can't remember what it's been like elsewhere, I've been distro/DE-hopping like crazy recently!

Nearly 4 years later, Steam still won’t close to the tray icon on Linux without workarounds
30 November 2016 at 11:51 am UTC

Some distros seem to have applied a fix themselves.

A few times I've needed to track down the steam file (I've seen it in /usr/games/ but others have mentioned /usr/bin/) and add the force_close line near the top:

export STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE=1

Then it doesn't matter about launchers or shortcuts. Though I suppose an update could overwrite it.

The Witcher 3 was apparently never planned for Linux
2 September 2016 at 7:03 pm UTC

Bah. Picked this as my free game when I bought my graphics card. There were no Linux-friendly options, but I thought this one would arrive one day.

Still, I got Tomb Raider with the previous graphics card, so that one worked out ok!

The handheld Linux computer Pyra is available for pre-order
26 May 2016 at 2:49 pm UTC

I really want one. Unfortunately, I recently bought a second-hand Thinkpad. Different uses, but I would have shifted my ideas and expectations if this had been around before I spent that money. Anyone want a Thinkpad Yoga 12?!

Kickstarter launched for Space Sandbox Avorion - Journey to the Center of the Galaxy
20 April 2016 at 2:54 pm UTC

Liking the look of this, though I think I'm still waiting for the space game I really want! Will try the demo tonight.

New Stellaris developer video brings on the hype
13 April 2016 at 12:40 pm UTC

I've been putting of EU IV for a long time, because I have other things to play and I imagine it needs a bit of commitment. But i don't think I'll be able to put off Stellaris.

Banished Linux port is pretty much complete, OpenGL performing well
30 March 2016 at 5:29 pm UTC Likes: 1

I stupidly bought this a little while back, in a Steam sale. But I haven't played it yet, and I'll be buying it again (to gift) when it's out on Linux. Been looking forward to this for ages!

Cities: Skylines - Snowfall release date and price announced
3 February 2016 at 3:10 pm UTC

I'm keen on this. I saw a tram. Only recently added After Dark to my game, which improved the experience, even without the extra 'stuff'. Will probably wait for a sale though.

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