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Valve have adjusted their revenue share for bigger titles on Steam
1 December 2018 at 4:16 pm UTC Likes: 12

MayeulCWhat would be interesting for them is to take a (slightly) lesser cut if the game is cross-platform. Everyone would be happy about this, I think, especially bean counters

This could also be used as an argument to offset some of the extra costs associated with supporting another platform

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - The Forgotten Sanctum is due out December 13th, the last planned DLC
21 November 2018 at 4:46 pm UTC Likes: 1

KimyrielleThe gaming industry in general seems to be not after longevity anyway. It all seems to be about building up a popular IP to make yourself interesting for a takeover by Big Business. Get rich quick. Leave. Bioware, Maxis, Westwood, Mojang, now Obsidian and inXile...the list is endless and never stops growing. None of these studios had a urgent reason to sell out, and they still did. Seriously, are medium sized studios even interested at all in staying in the business?

At least with respects to Obsidian, my understanding was that they were, and have been having, financial difficulties.
Their main argument for selling out was exactly not to have to worry about this anymore.

Choosing Microsoft was a bummer though

Valve may be adding support for using compatibility tools for playing games on different operating systems
14 August 2018 at 11:07 pm UTC Likes: 6

This is something I've been expecting (although not so soon).
I do hope it's true

winepak, a project to get Windows games packaged with Wine & Flatpak for an easy Linux installation
13 June 2018 at 9:30 pm UTC

A flatpack of wine version 1.6 sounds much easier, but would it work as I expect?

Probably. I'm assuming a known to work wine version gets bundled with each game in the winepaks

Linux game porter Ryan 'Icculus' Gordon is looking for new games to bring to Linux
11 June 2018 at 7:39 am UTC Likes: 2


Now I'm surprised. Wasn't there an Amiga(?) game with a similar name?

I couldn't say. Just remember playing it on the N64 as a kid!

Linux game porter Ryan 'Icculus' Gordon is looking for new games to bring to Linux
11 June 2018 at 7:26 am UTC Likes: 1

KimyrielleBeing my brutally honest self...thanks, but we don't need yet another garage game on Linux. We got a few thousand of these. What's Turok anyway? What we need at this point are AAA titles. Stuff that makes people go "Wow, you Penguin people can play THAT???" Icculus is a human porting machine who can get anything ported you throw at him. His talents are completely wasted porting B list games. Again, what's Turok? Somebody go convince Bethesda or a company like it to let him have a go at their back catalog. Please?


The excellent SC Controller project adds Bluetooth support
29 May 2018 at 10:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

DoctorJunglistHas anyone figured out a way to make the Steam controller work for Wine gaming? I tried it with the SC Controller driver, but the button mappings are messed up (at least in Tekken 7).

dumbxinput <- I'm using this (or perhaps a variation of it). Works for The Witcher 3 & Darksiders Warmastered Edition, at least. Haven't tried much else yet.

Edit: in combination with the SC Controller

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall expansion arrives on Linux tomorrow (actually out now)
22 March 2018 at 11:51 am UTC

beko…is platform cross playing sorted out?

from Aspyrs' blog:
QuoteQ: Civilization VI: Why no Mac/Linux cross platform multiplayer yet with Windows? Where’s Rise & Fall?

A: We have been working since launch to support cross-platform multiplayer. Unfortunately we’ve faced some daunting game breaking bugs which have resulted in much more development effort for all teams and cross-platform multiplayer delays. We truly want to bring this feature to our audience and appreciate everyone’s patience. You’ll be the first to know when a fix has been implemented, approved and deemed prime time ready.

Rise and Fall for Mac and Linux is still in development. We’re looking at late March/early April for their release.

AMD have now officially open-sourced their 'AMDVLK' Linux Vulkan driver
22 December 2017 at 12:57 pm UTC

As far as I know my APU/dGPU laptop with a 8670M (HAINAN) doesn't have amdgpu kernel support (yet). Will have to try and see if this actually works.

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