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Linux Format has a Collabora dev talk about Steam's Linux container 'Pressure Vessel'
27 August 2020 at 11:12 am UTC

Quoting: gardotd426So this sounds like it's only possible for native games, too bad.

Proton games already run in a similar container, that's why this works the same way as selecting a different Proton runtime.

7 Days to Die has a massive overhaul with Alpha 19 out now
21 August 2020 at 8:27 am UTC

It's been a while since I tried this, have they added an option where local co-op players spawn in the same location rather than miles apart?

Firefighting game Embr is Stadia's first Early Access title, it's good fun
22 May 2020 at 8:05 am UTC

Quoting: Liam DaweAs per the actual text:
QuoteMultiplayer was not tested yet, as our preview was before release without others available.
We have no reason to doubt it.

Missed that. If anyone else tries it please post as this is not a game I'd get to play by myself.

Quoting: SeegrasI looked at a few pages about stadia; it somehow does look as if it works badly on Linux, because Chrome lacks a load of features, like accelerated video decompression, right?

Works great for me, though I have an i7 so plenty of horsepower to do software decoding. There is a build of Chromium with hardware acceleration enabled so if you have a lower spec machine you could try that. In any case, it costs you nothing but time (and some personal information if you don't already have a Google account) to give Stadia a try right now and find out how it runs on your machine.

Firefighting game Embr is Stadia's first Early Access title, it's good fun
21 May 2020 at 3:53 pm UTC

Have you tested/tried the cross platform multiplayer between Stadia and Steam players?

Come tell us about what you've been gaming on Linux lately
18 May 2020 at 1:22 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: YourPalMarkTaking my first steps into Deep Rock Galactic. Plays great on Linux via Proton!

It's a great game. Got a little burned out on it myself during Early Access but will probably pick it up again soon.

Quoting: VulphereStill continuing with Valkyria Chronicles (1).

Love that game although I've still not actually finished it. Started playing it using Steam through Wine years ago but it kept crashing and I eventually got fed up of losing progress. Then I picked up a second hand PS4 disk and got nearly to the end (stuck at a big fight with a page an a half to go in the 'book'), and then I got it on sale on Switch. It's a great 'comfort food' game for me.

Quoting: X6205CODE VEIN with Proton works flawlessly

Got this to play with the girlfriend and, although it does work great with Proton, the way co-op works is a little weird.

I have been playing a lot of Assassin's Creed Odyssey on Stadia, Asphalt Legends on the Switch and Tabletop Simulator, Rocket League and Dying Light on PC.

Google has opened up their Stadia game streaming service, two months free Pro too
9 April 2020 at 8:22 am UTC

Quoting: scaineI consider myself very lucky to have a Virgin fibre connection - 100Mb down and 20Mb. That's usually about 9Mb/sec downloads and 2Mb/sec uploads.

I'm on a similar connection in Cambridge and my latency is fine. On the other hand my girlfriend, on the same connection, got essentially a slideshow when she first tried it. There are things you can try, such as the Stadia+ extension so you can choose your encoding method (although that seems to be broken right now) or a VAAPI-enabled Chromium.

NVIDIA end updates to the 340 series legacy driver for Linux
31 January 2020 at 3:12 pm UTC

Quoting: SirLootALotNow that you say it it is strange indeed. However it has always had issues with x.11. The only thing, that worked, was not using a gui.
Does your Laptop also have an Intel GPU, that it falls back to? Because mine has none.

What sort of laptop is it? I have an old Clevo laptop which comes with a 555M as hybrid graphics with the i7 CPU. However I've never been able to use any official Nvidia driver with it because it's a custom 555M and the PCI ID number is not the same as the normal 555M one supported by older Nvidia drivers. At the time I didn't try to hard to work around once I'd discovered the problem as the primary purpose of that laptop was development rather than gaming.

Feral Interactive's lead Vulkan developer is moving onto something new
13 December 2019 at 12:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quote...working on our first Switch ports...

After watching Jim Sterling's gushing review of Alien Isolation on the Switch the other day, I was wondering if Feral had done the port.

Insurgency: Sandstorm no longer getting Linux/Mac support or a campaign mode
10 December 2019 at 10:13 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: LibertyPaulMSo the potential developer looks at the situation and says "Why develop specifically for OS/2, when we can just develop for Windows and 'kill two birds with one stone?'".

If IBM had done a better job of selling OS/2 then developers would have had a different answer to the question. Users were asking the question "Why would I spend more money on OS/2 when I just want to run Windows programs anyway.

Quoting: SwiftpawWow, I didn't know that about OS/2. Always fun to find historical examples proving your point.

It would be nice but it's not true, OS/2 failed due to a number of bad decisions made by IBM, the Windows app support was a last ditch attempt to save it. It's a popular myth among Linux users.

Bag a free copy of DiRT Rally during the Humble Store end of Summer sale, some deals on Steam too
30 August 2019 at 8:47 am UTC

Can anyone confirm that Dirt 4 multiplayer works cross platform with Windows? I had a quick Google and could find nothing specific.

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