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Stardew Valley's 1.3 multiplayer update is now officially out
1 August 2018 at 3:33 pm UTC Likes: 3

I'm hoping for a sale to pick this up on GOG. Someone has been working on experimental Galaxy integration for Linux multiplayer. I've made a snap, but haven't been able to test it yet. .

The space 4x strategy game 'Star Ruler 2' is now open source
24 July 2018 at 4:06 pm UTC

MayeulCWould it be considered rude to put it up on FlatHub?

I think there is a snap being brewed. I can't see why there couldn't be a flatpak too. As above, some may try then buy to support the dev.

Fast-paced free shooter 'Xonotic' is now available as a Snap
6 July 2018 at 11:53 am UTC

iiariIs this actually working for anyone? It installs but won't run. That's three straight snap games that haven't worked for me...

As an aside, I'm pretty anti-snap (they're slow and don't theme match), but gaming is one area they make sense, and I look forward to our Snap future for Wine prefixes for titles...

There are still some issues to iron out with snaps. At the moment, for instance, the proprietary nvidia 396 drivers don't seem to work. Could that be affecting you? The issue is known and, I believe, is being worked on.

Fast-paced free shooter 'Xonotic' is now available as a Snap
5 July 2018 at 11:03 pm UTC Likes: 4

The snap package seems to work like a charm. Thanks to the original game devs and thanks to the snap packagers.

As for the repetitive "malware" comments, I'm curious which package format for Linux can magically prevent someone from bundling malware? The packager of this particular snap has commit access to the Ubuntu repositories. If he wanted to add malware to a package he could just as easily add it to a trusted deb as to a snap. Indeed, the deb could cause more damage than the snap as it would have full root access.

Find Doom a bit too dark? Doom: The Golden Souls 2 is a free colourful FPS
29 June 2018 at 5:15 pm UTC Likes: 2

That's just classic Doom controls. Rebind them to something more sensible and enable mouse look.

Find Doom a bit too dark? Doom: The Golden Souls 2 is a free colourful FPS
29 June 2018 at 3:53 pm UTC

KelsUm...I've got it downloaded and GZDoom installed, but...HOW do I play it? There are no instructions that come in the Golden Souls 2 package.

I don't think they took people with no modding experience into account.

I could make a snap for this very easily, but they haven't included a licence file so I couldn't distribute it

Reverse engineered source code for Diablo is now on GitHub
21 June 2018 at 12:17 am UTC

STiATFor that you'd have to bundle Blizzards IP, the data files. That's legally not possible unless Blizzard gives the permission (as in example Id did with Doom).

No, I wouldn't be snapping the assets; just the engine. The user would have to supply the game files.

I can't see that the engine could be legally redistributed, though. Merely putting the binary through a decompiler and then compiling the output would not make this free. Furthermore, if Oracle have proved that an API can be copyrighted, it seems logical that a leaked symbol table would also be under copyright protection.

Sadly, I'll have to watch this one from afar.

Reverse engineered source code for Diablo is now on GitHub
20 June 2018 at 10:32 am UTC Likes: 2

I'm so tempted to make a snap of this with bundled WINE...

...but maybe I'll wait for a bit of clarity about the legal situation.

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is now officially available for Linux
7 June 2018 at 12:01 pm UTC Likes: 1

Lordy, I really need to upgrade my machine so I can play some of these feral games. I'd love to make the King of Alt Clut the rightful overlord of the British people. Damn those Norse, Germans and Gaels!

The excellent six-degree-of-freedom shooter 'Overload' is now on GOG
5 June 2018 at 7:34 pm UTC

liamdaweOne thing this game has, is a special probe-like thing that can help you navigate in single-player, plus a map you can bring up. I'm usually the same as you, but thanks to those I've had no problems

Nice. Ta!

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