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Block Quake is basically Quake made into LEGO
28 April 2022 at 10:03 am UTC

Quoting: Linas
Quoting: LinuxerUmm what is a .pak file? I see that for a download at itch. Do i just run that?
It's a data file for the Quake engine, sort of like a plugin. You'd have to copy that into your existing Quake installation.

Either copy it into your id1-dir, then quake will be block-quake until you remove it, or copy and rename pak2.pak into a subdirectory of your quake-dir, as "blocks/pak0.pak" and then run "darkplaces -game blocks" (or whatever engine you use).

Love cracking locks? Check out Museum of Mechanics: Lockpicking
18 January 2022 at 4:05 pm UTC

Hm, well. Trouble is, it usually hasn't either anything to do with real locks (See here for a nice introduction http://locksport.com/index.php/discover-lockpicking/l-i-guide/) or even worse, it has -- in medieval fantasy settings. Where locks don't have tumblers, and thus any fiddling with a tension wrench is utterly useless (you only need one tool, a skeleton key/lockpick).

As an example: https://www.historicallocks.com/en/site/h/articles/the-history-of-padlocks/swedish-middle-ages-1050-1520/ (This is, by the way, the definitive site for historical locks).

DOOMED: Demons of the Nether turns Minecraft into modern DOOM
11 January 2022 at 10:07 pm UTC

Quoting: TheSHEEEPI am stuck between "Wow!" and "Why?!".
I can explain. Nothing is ever complete until it can run DOOM.

Like Minecraft: https://twitter.com/gegy1000/status/1469714451716882434
(the real thing, this is because of a log4j exploit)

Or a voting machine:
https://www.salon.com/2019/08/14/hackers-can-easily-break-into-voting-machines-used-across-the-u-s-play-doom-nirvana/
(Jup, exploit. Don't ever use voting machines without paper trails)

There's of course a reddit for it https://www.reddit.com/r/itrunsdoom/

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
30 December 2021 at 11:19 am UTC

Hardware updates? I wish. A better GPU of course, but the bitcoin bros drove the costs of them too high.

More BattlEye titles for Proton on Linux including DayZ, ARMA 3 now supported
3 December 2021 at 11:10 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: GeoGalvanicI can't even begin to imagine testing out that many games, especially re-testing every new release of proton

I don't. Well, I did, but I don't retest.

It's more like, when I have a new game, I try to run it, if it doesn't I categorize it as "CrashesOnProton" and try later. Nowadays I usually check protondb.com first before I buy, but sometimes I buy bundles from HumbleBundle, and then this happens. I also submitted a lot to protondb.

Also, I did some work with wine, so I was actually specifically interested to have some windows games for testing. https://github.com/Seegras/wine it's completely behind master now, and the stuff I worked on would need to be totally reworked, as wine has completely changed the way internal dlls are supposed to work. It's this code, by the way: https://github.com/Seegras/wine/tree/master/dlls/xlive (the wine project didn't want it in main ... thinking of it, maybe proton would like it, especially since GWFL is discontinued now?).

More BattlEye titles for Proton on Linux including DayZ, ARMA 3 now supported
3 December 2021 at 9:26 pm UTC Likes: 6

That latest proton upgrade lead to 30 more titles running out of my 152 that weren't running with proton before. It's now down to 121 (out of my 1915 games or thereabouts that aren't Linux-native).

I might be able to get some of these 121 to run (11 of them want Windows Live, so xliveless would help), I just didn't bother yet.

GOG to go through some reorganization after suffering losses
30 November 2021 at 3:51 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: mirv
Quoting: seegrasIf I can't crosscheck whether I already have it on steam, it's too much a hassle.

....you can't login to gog.com and view what games are in your library?

I've got 600 games on gog.com, ca 1000 on itch.io and 4500 on steam. And especially when it comes to bundles or specials, it gets too much a hassle to crosscheck.

Edit: it's actually 947 games on gog.com and 5008 on steam.

And I have no idea how many on itch, because they don't tell me, but I bought the "Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality" which consists of 30 items on 58 pages plus one item (=1741), of which I don't know how many are computer games (many are TTRPGs or LARP-settings) and I also bought some single items over time.

GOG to go through some reorganization after suffering losses
30 November 2021 at 2:58 pm UTC Likes: 4

I mostly stopped buying from other stores (except itch.io; and the rare DOS-game on gog) simply because I lost the overview on what I already have.

If I can't crosscheck whether I already have it on steam, it's too much a hassle.

Minecraft Dungeons arrives on Steam and works well on Linux with Proton GE
23 September 2021 at 9:09 am UTC Likes: 1

I'm biased , but the name "Dungeons" in the title makes me want NOT play that game.

(Well, not actually, but I still think this is more "Diablo" than "Minecraft").

Co-op spaceship command and exploration game PULSAR: Lost Colony is out now
25 June 2021 at 8:29 am UTC

Works nicely, but I can't start private servers, only public ones. So I ended up playing with some random people which worked out pretty good.

Didn't try it with VR yet.