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GOG has a huge sale on RPGs and sees the return of the classic Moonstone
19 January 2021 at 11:50 am UTC Likes: 1

I'm currently about 12 hours into Arcanum (via WINE) and 3 hours into Pathfinder: Kingmaker. So far, I can recommend both. Plenty of fun to be had in this sale!

Standalone Steam Controller driver and UI 'SC Controller' gets a sweet small upgrade
10 December 2020 at 11:29 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: NoStDoes anyone know if it works with Stadia or GeForce NOW?

Yes, it works with both.

Standalone Steam Controller driver and UI 'SC Controller' gets a sweet small upgrade
9 December 2020 at 1:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

I started building a snap for this as the AppImage just segfaulted back on Ubuntu 19.10. These days my snap seems to work (with a few rough edges) for the Steam Controller used via the dongle. I haven't tried Bluetooth or other controllers, yet, as I don't have the hardware; testers and bug-reporters welcome!

I'll have a look at making a release for the new version this evening.

Wolfenstein - Blade of Agony Chapter 3 gets a teaser, overhauled Chapter 1 & 2 coming
9 December 2020 at 8:46 am UTC

The released version (which has the early drafts of chapters 1 and 2) requires an old version of gzdoom. If you build the development version it requires the latest version of gzdoom. At this stage the development version is the one to play imho, as the game is nearly complete. If you do want to play the old version the easiest way might be with the snap package I have on the store. There is also a flatpak which worked well, but when I last checked that 6 months ago it was broken. Hopefully that has been fixed.

Wolfenstein - Blade of Agony Chapter 3 gets a teaser, overhauled Chapter 1 & 2 coming
7 December 2020 at 11:21 pm UTC

I've been packaging the snap, and cannot wait to show off the final version. They've done a great job!

RetroArch will soon get the PlayStation 2 emulator PCSX2
3 November 2020 at 12:41 pm UTC

Quoting: slaapliedjeGuess the question is, can the Raspberry Pi 4 handle PS2 games? I may have to take my old tower and use it as a games console... been tempted to do it anyhow..

I'd be surprised (and delighted) if it was playable. My low-end amd hardware can just about run GT2 with some slowdowns, and that's considerably more capable than a pi 4. It'd be good to hear your experience. If it runs smoothly, I'll be buying a pi 4!

Beamdog just gave Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition a big graphical boost
17 September 2020 at 5:27 pm UTC

Quoting: mosInfinity (and probably NWN too) aren't real-time. they're turn-based
I'd take the advice of DrMcCoy on that one. I agree that there's the concept of combat rounds which affect the attacks, but movement doesn't follow that closely (in or out of combat). I'd read that it would be impossible to properly alter NWN to have a turn-based mode because of this. Don't get me wrong: I'd much prefer that as there's not even a decent autopause system in NWN.

Beamdog just gave Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition a big graphical boost
17 September 2020 at 1:10 pm UTC Likes: 1

I think it is fair to say that if you don't like D&D mechanics and real time with pause combat, you're not going to like a game employing D&D mechanics and real time with pause combat. I'm not so sure why you feel so compelled to rain on everyone else, though.

I'm a latecomer to this game and have now become slightly obsessed. Both the official DLCs and the community content have been awesome, despite the creaky old engine. Hopefully some of the polish in this patch will round off the edges.

Beamdog just gave Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition a big graphical boost
16 September 2020 at 4:49 pm UTC Likes: 2

As usual, sadly, GOG are lagging behind with this for their non-Galaxy standalone installers. I've been itching to try this one. GOG teaches linux gamers patience.

Crusader Kings III is now out, some thoughts on the medieval mayhem
1 September 2020 at 6:17 pm UTC Likes: 3

What a great review, BTRE. I was planning on holding off buying this due to the dog's dinner of Imperator Rome on release day, but your enthusiasm is breaking my resistance :)

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