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Aspyr Media are getting a little help from Intel for the long-delayed Linux patch to Civilization VI
18 October 2018 at 12:05 pm UTC Likes: 1

headless_cyborgHowewer It's sad to see people attacking them for delaying the patch because cross platform multiplayer can be extremely complicated in some situations and they just want to make sure the patch meets their QA standards.
We're not talking about just delaying a patch, we're talking about a feature that is missing for way longer than a year and a patch that makes everything worse since it breaks most of what little in terms of multiplayer we already had. You can't tell me that QA is the reason for that. And you can't tell me either that multiplayer is so complex that somebody who is calling porting their job can't figure that out in more than a year. I should know - we do lots of networking (with much more real time data than a little game produces on the handful of possible systems involved) among different OSes and our customers would lynch us if we'd break that for a month, let alone more than a year.

I think that you are being too apologetic and that yes, there is a valid reason for people to speak up in a civilized way.

Aspyr Media are getting a little help from Intel for the long-delayed Linux patch to Civilization VI
18 October 2018 at 10:32 am UTC

LibertyPaulMI can't help feeling the criticism of Aspyr is somewhat undeserved here.
Hi Paul, while I am very grateful to them for actually bringing Civ VI to linux and I am basically ok with their code quality (although I can make it leak and grow the process way past 20GB until the reaper comes for it) and Civ V still crashes on exit every third time or so) I think that we can start to be unhappy about their performance if they fail to provide one of the main features of such a game (multiplayer with the majority of other players) after a year or so... if they then proceed to take away our ability to go into multiplayer games with more than half of the remaining players previously available (the mac users) then excuse me if I start to strongly disagree with you and I think that criticism is necessary. You can't just always take everything because you're a minority and I spent my money on that game and its extension, so yes, I would like to make them aware of the fact that while it is ok to take your time and provide good results, that also has its limits.

We've teamed up with GOG for another fantastic giveaway: Surviving Mars & Iconoclasts
17 June 2018 at 12:27 pm UTC Likes: 1

I would love to suvive Mars!


Ubuntu /ʊˈbʊntʊ/, noun, South African
-> meaning: I cannot configure Debian

;)

Ok, real one:

Conversation on a chat:

- Hey, you're cute! What's your address?
-> 172.217.18.164
- No, dummy, I mean your local address!
-> 10.0.0.1
- Haha, nerd! Your physical address!!!
-> d0:56:91:23:22:15

What Linux games are you looking forward to this year? Here's my top picks
1 June 2018 at 10:00 pm UTC Likes: 1

Still got way more games than I can play in the next three years but I'm still looking forward to these:

- Battletech
- Phoenix Point
- Iron Harvest
- Still hoping for a linux version of Frostpunk

Humble Indie Bundle 19 adds in Action Henk and JYDGE if you pay more than the average
4 April 2018 at 8:18 am UTC Likes: 1

gojulAction Henk does not start for me (crash after loading screen).

Debian AMD64 / KDE
NVidia blob 384.111
LOCALE=fr_FR.UTF-8
Hah! I have found your problem! The same language string also always crashed my brain in school ;)

The bundle is great - first time in a long time that all the games are Linux and really interesting titles! There are several games in this bundle that would be worth buying the bundle for alone.

Sci-fi narrative exploration game 'Event[0]' now has a rough Linux beta
5 February 2018 at 10:35 am UTC Likes: 1

Super! I held on to my key (I think from Humble) in hopes they would actually release a Linux version... have to activate it immediatly. I love scfi games with content.

BTW. I talked to the Dev of "The Norwood Suite" (last month's humble monthly) and he is looking for Linux beta testers (look into the discussions) and also supplied a beta build on request (I'm not sure if I'm allowed to share it, so better ask in the thread). If anybody got some time - the game looks good and already runs pretty well according to the other tester in the thread.

The “Fall 2017” update for Civilization VI has finally made it to Linux
14 January 2018 at 2:55 pm UTC Likes: 1

When I got CIV6 I was a bit disappointed at first but since then this has turned into appreciation. It is a different game than 5 in more ways than the civs before it differed from their predecessors but the changes mostly make sense and provide more depth to the game than was previously available. I luckily play multiplayer all the times since the biggest problem of the game IMHO is the bad AI at the moment which in turn is probably due to the increased depth of possibilities as compared to previous versions. I would also have a hugh problem with the missing cross platform multiplayer which really shines a bad light on Aspyr at the moment but since the people I play with are on Linux or Mac now it does not matter to me personally right now and I understand the financial rational why patches might be delayed sometimes. Once we achieve cross platform compatibility however that will become more of a problem again. I hope they're going to do better with the big extension!

The 'Humble Staff Picks Bundle: Scribble' seems like a nice deal for Linux gamers
9 January 2018 at 12:19 pm UTC

dvdAragami and Bioshock seem like okay games, i may get it for them. Has anyone played the Shenzen I/O game? Is it worth to buy?
It's a great game if you like complex programming games like TIS-100. The game comes with a nice back story and even material to print out like in the old adventure games. For me that game alone was worth buying the bundle for. There is also a little card game as part of the back story that is really well done.

Humble Bundle have some interesting deals going on for Linux gamers
3 December 2017 at 7:46 pm UTC

PhlebiacThat's what I do... I always pause the subscription if the "early unlock" games aren't on Linux / to my fancy.
I never paused... until last month when they did that crap with Elder Scrolls etc. (worst ever early unlock) - and then missed the best monthly (in my opinion) ever (I would have been happy if it would have only contained Shadow Tactics and nothing else ;) - what a cool game!). So this month I took the bundle even though the early unlock (again) sucked... and what should I say... there is not a single game in the bundle that interests me (even if it would come out on Linux later) - that's even worse than the usual "Damn, again nothing good for linux!". But the January early unlock is finally a ray of light! I had The long dark on my wish list and the Dawn of war type of games are my thing, too (I just didn't get to play through II due to lack of time so I didn't even look at III yet (which is why it's not on my wish list)). Quantum Break seems to also be a good game and I'll just trade that with a friend at some time for something that runs for linux... win win.

The developers of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation are working on the Linux version
23 October 2017 at 2:19 pm UTC

It would be great to finally have Stardock games on Linux. There are very few titles that I didn't like when I still played things on Windows and I really really wanted OTC to release on Linux

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