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What are you playing this weekend and what do you think about it? It's mostly Dota Underlords for me
23 June 2019 at 9:41 am UTC

Some Elder Scrolls Online, and I will also continue on Dishonored 2.
All that thanks to Steamplay

The developer of BYTEPATH has shared some sales data including how Linux sales went
25 February 2019 at 12:54 pm UTC Likes: 5

I think we need the equivalent of GamingOnLinux in French, to spread the word about Linux gaming here in France (u_u)

Devil Engine, a seriously good looking shoot 'em up is coming to Linux
22 February 2019 at 10:06 am UTC Likes: 2

It really looks and sounds like Thunderforce IV on the Sega Megadrive (Genesis), it's an "instabuy" for me

What have you been playing recently and what do you think of it?
17 February 2019 at 11:49 pm UTC

Actually, I'm playing Prey (2017) through Proton, and it's a fantastic game.
The gameplay, the level design, the story, it has everything.
To me, it's the best solo story-driven FPS I've played since Bioshock Infinite.

41 of Steam's most played games in 2018 are supported on Linux
27 December 2018 at 9:12 pm UTC Likes: 1

I'm curious to see if a significant amount of players leave Steam this month in order to play some Epic's exclusives... What will be the effect on the Steam Linux share ?

Valve have some serious competition, with the Epic Games Store being announced
4 December 2018 at 3:55 pm UTC Likes: 2

ShmerlFrom what I've heard, exclusives are dying out in consoles space. It makes zero sense for developers to limit their reach. I.e. as a developer you want to sell in all stores to reach more users. At least for independent developers, who aren't controlled by the store itself.
Third party exclusives are dying, but not first party which are increasing.
On PC Fortnite can be considered as an Epic Store exclusive.

NVIDIA have released the 415.18.02 Vulkan beta driver
29 November 2018 at 8:32 pm UTC

Not only it crashes with unity games, but it also freeze The witcher 3 with DXVK (with a mutex deadlock) :
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt\bin\x64\witcher3.exe: ../nptl/pthread_mutex_lock.c:434: __pthread_mutex_lock_full: Assertion `robust || (oldval & FUTEX_OWNER_DIED) == 0' failed.
AL lib: (EE) ReleaseThreadCtx: Context 0x7d673810 current for thread being destroyed, possible leak!
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt\bin\x64\witcher3.exe: ../nptl/pthread_mutex_lock.c:434: __pthread_mutex_lock_full: Assertion `robust || (oldval & FUTEX_OWNER_DIED) == 0' failed.
0043:err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x142936aa8 "?" wait timed out in thread 0043, blocked by 0042, retrying (60 sec)

It's the same with the old DXVK version which was working fine before, so it's not a new bug from the latest DXVK version.

The Vulkan-based compatibility layer for D3D 11 and Wine 'DXVK' has a new release out
14 April 2018 at 11:49 pm UTC Likes: 5

The performances offered by DXVK compared to the openGL renderer are stratospheric.
I just tested it with The Witcher 3, and it brings the game from barely playable to totally enjoyable.
There are probably still some optimisations to do, but it's definitely a huge improvement. I don't know if it will be included in the Wine main branch any time soon so, because they need to support older DX versions as well (like DX9 and DX10), while they actually only support DX11.

Doom (2016) could have been on Linux, id Software made a Linux version sound easy to do
24 March 2018 at 5:07 pm UTC

It's really sad to ear they have it, but they didn't release it because of some obscure decisions made by their (misinformed ?) management.
What a shame really...

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