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Dying Light gets a massive update with a 'Story Mode' plus a free weekend
21 February 2020 at 12:45 pm UTC Likes: 2

DuncNice. I'm one of those weirdos who liked Dead Island (although it's probably telling that it's the only zombie game I ever did like) and thought Dying Light didn't sound as good. But hey, I'll give it a go over the weekend...
"Like" because I'm the same type of weirdo that thoroughly enjoyed Dead Island. I finished it first on PS3 and when it showed up for Linux I played it once again.
As for Dying Light, if you enjoyed DI, you'll love DL.

And indeed, Dying Light with its launch problems and low performance etc, still deserves as special place with us, along with the other old OpenGL ports that we seem to love to hate these days.
Those "piss poor" ports from VP, Aspyr, Feral and the like, were available for us back then when the alternative options were limited, and when they mattered the most.
So yeah, I have a special consideration for those ports, regardless of their former or current issues.

Proton 5.0 for Steam Play released - it's a huge update (updated)
8 February 2020 at 4:17 pm UTC Likes: 1

NightwingD9VK doesn't work for me, but DXVK (dx10,dx11) works well, anyone can help?
When I play old dx9 games, games don't lunch.

OS: Linux Mint 19.3
GPU: RX480
Driver: Mesa from Padoka Stable PPA
For some old (32bit) games you might need the respective Vulkan driver, probably something like mesa-vulkan-drivers:i386.

Nightdive Studios have released some extended System Shock footage
30 January 2020 at 1:07 pm UTC Likes: 2

EikeSystem Shock is, like Half-Life 1 & 2, an important game I've missed back then. I still wonder if I should visit them in their enhanced versions. I'm somewhat allergic to outdated 3D graphics.
I'm entertaining this idea myself, currently I have installed Retroarch and looking through my older games that I enjoyed or never finished.
I must say, is better than expected. All these new available enhancements like higher res, shaders save-states and whatnot combined with the ability to tweak the controls to modern standards, are really, well...game changers.
And after a game or two, your tolerance to old graphics is increased, so yeah, you might enjoy even System Shock, old style.

ULTRAKILL - a fast-paced and rather violent FPS has a Steam page up and new demo coming soon
30 January 2020 at 12:56 pm UTC Likes: 2

Is interesting how in this retro-feel frenzy they added even perspective distortions, PlayStation 1 style.
Emulator devs are striving to compensate or remove those, and these guys added them deliberately

AMD has strong revenue growth again, new next-gen RDNA GPUs coming this year
30 January 2020 at 12:49 pm UTC Likes: 2

Good, good. Lower prices for Nvidia cards, or better AMD cards, I'll take that with both hands.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta driver out, adds a fix for DXVK
9 January 2020 at 2:16 am UTC

peta77So, they're still having separate releases for the new Vulkan and standard stuff? So you have to decide which fixes you want to have/are more important to you? For how long is this now? .... way too long...
Anyway, I don't care; at the moment the openSUSE repository is broken/unsafe (problems with signature/gnuPG-key), so updating whichever branch is actually not a good idea right now..
Since they are beta features I find normally to be in separated releases. You wouldn't want beta/untested/ potentially harmful features pushed to the stable releases, would you?

NVIDIA have two new Linux drivers available, one stable and one Vulkan Beta
12 December 2019 at 1:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

EikeMy new GTX 1660 "Super" is on its way, along with a Ryzen and all stuff around.
Enjoy!
That feeling when you unpack new hardware, put it to work and see your games running so much better

Insurgency: Sandstorm no longer getting Linux/Mac support or a campaign mode
10 December 2019 at 3:13 pm UTC Likes: 7

BeamboomA lot of disappointing news in the Linux gaming world this year
True, but the rapid pace of development of Proton/DXVK/D9VK and Valve still cooking Linux goodies are keeping me warm and cozy.

The big Steam Autumn Sale is now live, time to nominate for the Steam Awards
5 December 2019 at 8:39 pm UTC

Yep, got my last one delivered today. The other one, yesterday. Wonder why they were delivered one day apart (ordered at the same time).

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