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Sudden Strike 4 heads to Africa in the new DLC out now, cross-platform multiplayer not coming
17 October 2018 at 7:16 am UTC

14If your friends are Linux admins by day, then guilt tripping is OK.

Indeed!

Sudden Strike 4 heads to Africa in the new DLC out now, cross-platform multiplayer not coming
16 October 2018 at 10:17 am UTC

14Linux to Linux works. I wouldn't say that's broken.

There are a lot of games where this isn't a problem, because the devs took care of it while developing the game. It was just ignored in this case, and now they realized they can't easily fix that - so they decided they don't.

14Sure, if your friends wouldn't ever consider doing you a favor and booting to a system they didn't prefer, then don't waste your money. My idea could work in other circles.

Most Linux gamers also have their old Windows partition. I would just boot into that. Sounds way faster than multiple other people installing Linux for just one game.

It would be awesome if they want to try out Linux, but guilt tripping them into doing that doesn't sound like a good first time experience to me.

Sudden Strike 4 heads to Africa in the new DLC out now, cross-platform multiplayer not coming
12 October 2018 at 9:05 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoteit would require too much effort to get that working without lags and disconnects

That's an interesting way to say "We just developed the network code for one system and didn't know that this could lead to problems with cross platform multiplayer. Whooops, we should have seen this coming..."

The Humble 'Female Protagonist Sale' is live, with some awesome Linux games
2 October 2018 at 6:03 pm UTC

EikeThey way to treating everybody the same is not denying their differences.

Absolutely! Everybody should have the same rights and should be treated equally, no matter who they are.

The Humble 'Female Protagonist Sale' is live, with some awesome Linux games
2 October 2018 at 4:18 pm UTC

KelsThis is why we need a Skyrim port for Linux. All those axes to grind, and no way to boost your blacksmithing skill.

I'm not sure how you mean that? Is that an insider for Skyrim players?

The Humble 'Female Protagonist Sale' is live, with some awesome Linux games
2 October 2018 at 3:59 pm UTC

heidi.wengerWe live in a time of great change and such times always include some insanity which will pass in time. Some real life people change their gender identification in their heads each week you know.

The weird thing is that exactly those people who constantly remind others that gender doesn't matter are those who put great effort into creating new categories, pronouns and names for the thing that isn't supposed to matter in the first place. In a rather ironic turn of events, those who fight categories are masters of putting themselves into ever more categories. Those who demand to be treated equally demand to be treated differently by inventing new pronouns and words and requesting the usage of those from others. They separate themselves from so called "normal cis het people" and demand to be dealt with as if they were the same.

Insanity indeed.

The Humble 'Female Protagonist Sale' is live, with some awesome Linux games
2 October 2018 at 9:14 am UTC Likes: 1

rustybroomhandleCaptain Piper, the captain of the ship, the only squad member you cannot not play is female.

I remember that it wasn't really touched on in this game. It was one of those games that didn't make a fuss about gender - like we all should. The main char just happened to be female. That's it.

The Humble 'Female Protagonist Sale' is live, with some awesome Linux games
2 October 2018 at 9:10 am UTC Likes: 2

KimyrielleI guess if male protagonists will ever be grossly underrepresented and marginalized in gaming in the same way female characters are today, it might actually be a thing!

I think female game characters are not being marginalized. To marginalize someone is an active thing one does. Are there any pointers at all that there is marginalization going on in the gaming world today or at any time?

An update on the status of porting Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation for Linux
24 September 2018 at 10:15 pm UTC

Thanks for the answer! I think I'll take a look at the benchmark tool of it.

But honestly, I'm not sure how much this benchmark is able to say about a configuration and tuning. From my memory, it was very badly optimized and looked quite shoddy for its performance. Anyway, I love me some benchmark from time to time. Gonna check that out.

An update on the status of porting Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation for Linux
22 September 2018 at 1:14 pm UTC

PikoloIt will be very interesting how Ashes of the Benchmark Vulkan performance compares between Linux and Windows. I've heard Stardock literally set the bar on performance optimizations in the Windows version of the game, so it should give us another interesting comparison between different Vulkan drivers.

I'm not sure what "Ashes of the Benchmark" means. I know that I tested AotS and it was one of the worst performing games I've ever seen. I had to play on the lowest settings in order to get playable frame rates. The game looked like some kind of badly done remaster of a decade old game. Just one explosion of a building resulted in single digit frame rate. It was awful. Did it get better?

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