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Looks like Narita Boy from Studio Koba will now not be supported on Linux
30 March 2021 at 10:31 am UTC

Well, that was to be expected. The campaign ended in March 2017 and they wanted to deliver 18 months later in December 2018. They didn't reach any stretch goals, so feature creep was not to be expected. They delivered 4 years or 48 months after the campaign finished. Interestingly enough the somehow managed to finish a Mac version but it still reeks of incompetence on several levels.

War Thunder 'Ixwa Strike' update out bringing over 30 new vehicles
13 March 2021 at 9:39 am UTC

Had the same mouse pointer issue - for me it appeared some revisions ago: Had the game's own cursor and a system cursor on screen. The latter one never disappeared.

Though other issues remain:
  • amdvlk gives abysmal frame rates (< 30fps) while radv racks up 100+ fps easily.

  • After a few games overlay graphics (like messages, the progress bar, markers of bases, etc.) get messed up by partially disappearing and/or sporting rainbow-like background colors. This again is more frequent with radv than with amdvlk.

  • Quite frequently the "checking files" period when launching the game takes ages despite residing on an SSD.


Portal 2 gets more DXVK Vulkan improvements with another update
2 March 2021 at 10:32 am UTC Likes: 6

Quoting: legluondunetI enjoyed playing the first opus: a video game with such quality: humor, reflexion, action, ambiance...
Is this second opus as good as first one?

I assume you have been living in a cave somewhere out there for the last ten years. A little heads-up: We've had a pandemic for more than a year now. Just in case you are wondering...
Back to Portal 2: It improves on the first one in every aspect - storyline, mechanics, content. (Naturally the whole portal idea was not new anymore.)

Valve have multiple games in development they will announce says Gabe Newell
21 January 2021 at 2:35 pm UTC

Quoting: bubexel
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: bubexelIt reminds me people saying same at half life 2 because it had no software rendering and no everybody can afford a video accelerated card. When you play for first time 3D games with a good accelerated videogame you don't want anymore software accelerated games. Same feeling i have with VR. I have a problem with flat games atm to be honest.

Not the same thing. Hardware accelerated rendering was a better replacement for software rendering. However, VR gaming is not a replacement traditional gaming. It is an entirely different beast that needs a different approach to games. I would love to have more high quality VR games, but I don't want to give up the regular ones.

It's exactly the same thing. VR is a better replacement of Flat Monitors. 3D games was not replacing tradicional gaming, we still have 2D release gamings.

No, it is not. Quake II superseded Quake which superseded Doom which superseded Castle Wolfenstein. And in the case of Quake I and II you could still play the game without 3D acceleration. Slower and less attractive but otherwise still the same game.

Valve have multiple games in development they will announce says Gabe Newell
21 January 2021 at 2:31 pm UTC

Quoting: bubexelIt reminds me people saying same at half life 2 because it had no software rendering and no everybody can afford a video accelerated card.

In 2004? I assume you the complainers could be counted on ten fingers. By that time 3D cards had been on the market for about 8 years and Quake II from 1997 had already set the de-facto requirement of a 3D card.

Steamworks gets Denuvo Anti-Cheat, here's what Irdeto say about Linux support
19 January 2021 at 7:43 pm UTC

Quoting: rustybroomhandle
QuoteWe'll do our best to convince developers and publishers to allow Linux users to participate in competitive modes. Still, we must be honest with them and disclose our reduced detection capability on Linux.

They won't, even though it just means 1% of their player base might be able to cheat easier.

Actually this might be a boost in Linux gaming never seen before.

Impressive racing game DRAG gets a big driving-physics update
5 January 2021 at 9:43 am UTC

Quoting: AkonadyThanks for the response. Yeah seems like there's not so much difference between Windows or Linux on some games.

Not some. If a game works with Proton pretty much all of them are in the 90%+ Windows-speed category.

Impressive racing game DRAG gets a big driving-physics update
5 January 2021 at 9:40 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: AkonadyI wanna know something not related specifically to this game but with games in general.

What do you feel like playing on Linux (not native games), losing lots of fps, basically wasting the full potential of your hardware?

My Doom, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, F1 2019, Project Cars 2, Inside, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Prey run - allegedly - just as fast with Proton as natively. That said: They all reach with High or Ultra Settings frame rates way beyond what my 60Hz WQHD displays can deliver.

BTW: You are aware that quite a few Proton games run faster on Linux than on Windows, are you? Or are you just trolling?

Our top favourite Linux games released in 2020
24 December 2020 at 2:15 pm UTC Likes: 1

New titles from 2020:

Desperados III
The Pedestrian
Black Mesa
Drag (though I really suck at this)

and still

War Thunder

The best Linux distros for gaming in 2021
15 December 2020 at 12:32 pm UTC Likes: 3

Popcorn!

And since the distribution-which-must-not-be-named was named, I expect some flaming down the road. So far it has been way too civilized and therefore utterly disappointing.