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Dungeon crawler 'The 7th Circle' adds Linux support, looks pretty good
16 October 2018 at 11:13 pm UTC

Nevertheless
Luke_NukemGeez, the gameplay plus the music made me feel like I just fell in to a '90s time travel.

Oh yes! It's quite consequently retro. It even plays a disc drive sound at the beginning.

Floppy Doom!

Dungeon crawler 'The 7th Circle' adds Linux support, looks pretty good
16 October 2018 at 2:46 am UTC

Geez, the gameplay plus the music made me feel like I just fell in to a '90s time travel.

Valve have updated Steam Play with the 3.16-1 beta based on Wine 3.16 and new DXVK
13 October 2018 at 11:07 pm UTC

liamdawe
elmapul" They also removed any Mac support for it.""
wait, what?
did mac even had support?
Some elements for it yes: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/commit/a84120449d8177fa40f3de729e55d238d3c24877

Part of a larger series of changes that will be making it in to Proton at some point. The commit that states removal of macOS is from that PR I think.

Quite likely to be temporary. There is a Codeweavers employee looking at making macOS wine64 builds run 32 bit apps I think (which would probably make it in to Linux builds too), which is going to be a critical thing for them to be able to continue offering their product on future macOS versions that remove 32bit support completely. [link1]

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
11 October 2018 at 4:53 am UTC

TemplarGRLinux is going to conquer the whole world. It is a matter of when, not if. So Microsoft is making the right moves... I expect them to turn Windows into a Linux distro + proprietary libraries/API/DE at some point. It will be cheaper for them to maintain, will be able to enter most markets Windows can't enter/dominate now, like mobiles/servers, and will still allow them to be top dog, assuming they create a good and polished Linux based desktop OS and make linux-compatible versions of their stuff like Office...

People may laugh at this idea now, but it is an inevitability. Trust me. It may not happen in 5 or even 10 years, but it will eventually... The traditional "pay for a Windows licence" model is dead.

It's certainly crazy but it is an idea I've been wondering about for a while now. Turn Windows in to a Linux distro that doesn't run Linux...

GNU/Windows!!!

Steam Play's Proton beta has been updated with a performance improvement and fixes
30 August 2018 at 11:24 pm UTC Likes: 3

Saulsecsiramirez Guess you can say this is picking up steam. ?

Oh my sides!

An update on the Linux version of Underworld Ascendant
28 August 2018 at 4:39 am UTC

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Kels
jarhead_h
TheSHEEEPI always die a little inside when someone says "PC" to distinguish it from linux and/or mac.
It's just so... wrong. PC describes the hardware, not the software.

EXACTLY. PC means Personal Computer, not WINDOWS computer. The term applies to any general computing device regardless of OS. Linux, Apple, Windows, etc all fall under the umbrella term PC.

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world that PC was a synonym for Windows.
Even Apple promoted the term "PC" to mean "Windows computer" in old advertising.

"Think different"!

GOG have gone on the offensive with their new 'FCK DRM' initiative
22 August 2018 at 11:18 pm UTC

niarbeht
Alm888They preaching about DRM-free while at the same time forcing Galaxy towards everyone's throats.

I fail to see what your point here is.

They're not, and it's not required for their games at all - it also functions as a handy download manager for your DRM free library.

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
22 August 2018 at 10:17 pm UTC Likes: 6

This is why Proton is so important..

QuoteHonestly, this sounds like great news to me. I would have switched to Linux years ago if game support was more robust. If Valve can finally make that happen, I'll say goodbye to Windows without a second thought.

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Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
22 August 2018 at 4:40 am UTC Likes: 5

ben914I see a lot of people worrying that this could hurt native ports, which I don't want to dismiss the possibility, but I can also see how this could potentially be a really good thing. With Valve helping Wine/DXVK/VKD3D/etc. efforts to improve these tools to run Windows games on Linux it could bring more people to the Linux platform, and if enough people switch to Linux it could be a good intensive to get developers to optimise their games to run better on Linux through native ports and/or switching to Vulkan/OpenGL API's. Only time will tell, but the optimistic side of me hopes this is the case.

I'm going to throw my hat in the ring and say the use of DX9-12 to Vulkan might actually encourage switching to Vulkan completely for further better compatibility and speed. And hopefully then lead to more devs saying "Bugger it, just do a native port".

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