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Off Grid gives you data as your weapon in this stealth hacking game, now crowdfunding with Linux support
16 October 2018 at 5:52 pm UTC

fleskThe current "success rate" for me is 84%.

I found my old spreadsheet, it was from April 2017, my success rate at the time was 79%. Since then Everspace and Paradigm have released Linux versions, though a few more have released Windows versions but not Linux versions (e.g. Bard's Tale IV) so it's probably still around the same number.

EikeWhen looking at the empty spaces at Linux ports, I'm thinking we need some "expiry" of the promise. Like if it's not delivered 6 months after the Windows release (and, maybe, there's no sign of very active working on it), it's considered not released for Linux.

I have two potential cut-offs to consider: Has the game appeared in a Steam sale (outside just the launch discount)? Has the game appeared in a bundle?

I remember Lords of Xulima took more than a year to get the Linux version out, saw it in at least two bundles for basically pennies between the Windows release and being able to play it natively.

Off Grid gives you data as your weapon in this stealth hacking game, now crowdfunding with Linux support
11 October 2018 at 2:48 pm UTC

liamdaweI'm not sure how you're failing to understand this.

Likewise.

liamdaweIf you back 2 kickstarters and both fail, that's a 100% failure rate. That's an obviously silly example, but I'm showing you how different it is what we're actually talking about.

And if I back 100 Kickstarters is it still obviously silly?

liamdaweIf you gather statistics for all kickstarters that promised Linux support, that would give the actual accurate representation. I wasn't talking about personal samples in my original comment, which I what I am trying to explain.

And if you gather statistics for a random selection of Kickstarters that promised Linux support then what you're doing is sampling, a well understood statistical technique known to give representative results for the whole set of data (sampled and non-sampled) within certain bounds of accuracy.

You can argue my selection is biased (and it is, though it ought to be biased towards projects that had more believable promises of Linux support), but you can't argue it's irrelevant.

liamdaweEven with the limited amount I've got on there right now, the failure rate is pretty low.

And yet still way more than 1%.

Off Grid gives you data as your weapon in this stealth hacking game, now crowdfunding with Linux support
11 October 2018 at 12:16 pm UTC

liamdawe"Personally backed", that's very different to what I was talking about.

Not really, it's just that's the only thing I've calculated stats for. There's no specific reason to believe any randomly selected set of Kickstarters is not indicative of the general trend unless you want to make the case that I am unusually bad at picking them. What evidence do you have to back up your claim of 1%?

Off Grid gives you data as your weapon in this stealth hacking game, now crowdfunding with Linux support
10 October 2018 at 5:14 pm UTC

liamdaweNo, it really doesn't. Out of all the crowdfunders that have been done that promise Linux support, the amount that fail on this is probably less than 1%.

Last time I calculated this for things I'd personally backed the figure was around 25% (this only included projects that had released at least a Windows version). Obviously I could just be really bad at picking the right projects, but I doubt the percentage is as low as you claim.

The Steam Play whitelist just had a large update including The Witness and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
9 October 2018 at 5:27 pm UTC

EikeBut where is Valve showing these changes...?

In their internal repositories, details of which are accessible through APIs they provide. Websites can use these APIs to build third-party services based on Steam data, this is what SteamDB does.

The Steam Play whitelist just had a large update including The Witness and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
8 October 2018 at 5:52 pm UTC Likes: 1

NanobangI mean, it's nice that they linked the steamdb changes, but why wouldn't they update their own list proper and just use that?

You have it backwards - SteamDB is merely reporting changes made in Steam/Valve repositories, it is not a repository in itself. In other words, SteamDb is showing the changes they made to "their own list proper", just in a more convenient format for the general public.

Descent: Underground is now just Descent and plans to release next year, new trailer up (updated)
5 October 2018 at 2:51 pm UTC

drlambBlame apple. "Hi, I'm a mac..."

Blame IBM for not coming up with a more imaginative name for their personal computer than 'IBM Personal Computer'.

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS confirmed to be coming to Linux, port from Feral Interactive
27 September 2018 at 3:51 pm UTC Likes: 1

Played this at EGX last week.

Also went to a talk about it where they went on about five elements and how these are used throughout the entire game (summary here) and immediately thought of the Feral Radar. Too tired and hotel internet too crappy to make a post about it the time.

Anyway the game itself seemed good, a bit different to other Total War games I've tried with the heroes and duels.

Feral Interactive are teasing something for Linux next week
27 September 2018 at 3:46 pm UTC Likes: 1

Gonza565
QuoteBig things are happening.
Maybe they've been bought by Valve
Spoiler, click me
or Microsoft

They've bought Tell Tale Games

Solace Crafting seems interesting for those that love to explore and craft
11 September 2018 at 4:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

I backed the failed Kickstarter last year and then backed the dev on Patreon when he started up that alternative. Dev communicates well and has some interesting ideas, looking forward to see how this develops.

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