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Metro Exodus is now live on Steam and Deep Silver say it's coming to Linux
17 February 2020 at 3:50 am UTC

Can the Linux NVIDIA Drivers do ray tracing or enable RTX in this game?

Metro Exodus is now live on Steam and Deep Silver say it's coming to Linux
16 February 2020 at 1:14 am UTC

Can you not just buy a cdkey from one of those key stores that sell a global key and use that to bypass integrated steam Argentina BS corrupt tax system? or are you guys blocked from global keys?

BATTLETECH considered complete with one last patch coming, Harebrained moving on
16 February 2020 at 1:05 am UTC Likes: 1

I have 32GB DDR4 as per my profile. Memory leaks are not just about a game gradually chewing up memory, that is bad sure but WHAT is chewing up memory is also important, because those things can also eat CPU and GPU processing cycles which slow down the overall experience. As is the case with this game!

Metro Exodus is now live on Steam and Deep Silver say it's coming to Linux
16 February 2020 at 12:46 am UTC Likes: 1

Does this game have native Vulkan option?

BATTLETECH considered complete with one last patch coming, Harebrained moving on
14 February 2020 at 11:42 pm UTC Likes: 2

First load time is fine, but if you sit there and continuously load the same save-game, watch as it slowly bogs down each load event to the point where its not enjoyable waiting for it anymore. Also causes odd stutter performance issues as time progresses (in a mission).

Pretty sure the memory leaks occur each time you enter a mission, as you go from mission to mission there is something stuck in memory that builds up over time. Believe it or not, this problem exists under windows also but its more obvious under Linux since its stuck on OpenGL for Linux (not very well optimized in certain maps like citys etc)

A note on using Steam Play Proton and counting the sales for Linux (updated)
11 February 2020 at 1:59 am UTC Likes: 4

Not surprised, the whole system is rigged to throw numbers at windows stat data, not at all surprised linux slips past due to system-statistical errors.

System Shock 3 development has been left in limbo with lots of people leaving OtherSide Entertainment
11 February 2020 at 1:56 am UTC

I don't think Underworld Ascendant sold as well as they'd hoped, in saying that I did buy it but haven't played much, seems to work ok but feels rather small world corridor like so far.

REAL shame about SS3, the trailer looks pretty decent but if you haven't enough funding then I guess its time to shut up shop and move on in life. Don't do a Duke Nukem Forever!

Proton 5.0 for Steam Play released - it's a huge update (updated)
9 February 2020 at 5:06 am UTC

YAY, but really I will be super excited if we ever see Battleye and EAC anti-cheat software support in steamplay, when/if that happens it will be awesome!

Steam has offline support baked into their client. The only real concern is the multiplayer network components, I don't know if steam would release a client side server app to host such a thing if that day ever came.
(like perhaps in the event of the apocalypse and humanity is nuked to dust, we would need client side server hosting )

Steam hitting nearly 95 million 'monthly active' users and other Steam news
7 February 2020 at 5:10 am UTC Likes: 1

Problem with EPIC GAMES is they don't support Mac and Linux, and their webstore app is DRM based (worse then Steam) with very few features for the community to use. No*** Discussion / Review / Forums / VR / Offline / Modding / Cross Store Support / Steamplay or Proton can't be pulled in like GOG2 allows. Jesus the list is endless.

Ultimately these issues will gradually grind players down to the point of returning to Steam. EPIC is just winning atm due to BIG exclusives...

MangoHud, a new open source Vulkan overlay layer for gaming on Linux
6 February 2020 at 10:33 am UTC

PhlebiacI've been hoping Phoronix would do some benchmarks (even asked once), but he never has.

There are benchmarks comparing NTFS EXT4 BTRFS XFS on phoronix site. There may be some windows10 based benchmarks but I can't recall.

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