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Wine 3.0 RC2 is officially available with bug fixes for Fallout 4, Far Cry 2 & 3 and more
16 December 2017 at 11:51 am UTC Likes: 3

Jahimself-Anachronox: Works perfectly even with the resolution patch from WSGF
I'd say Anachronox works especially well with the resolution patch from WSGF.
Heck, in older versions of both wine staging and Reshade I got Reshade working with Anachronox with the WSGF patch. Really hope that accomplishment can be reconquered someday. (I haven't tried in a while though)

Oh, also I'm 99% sure you can run Outcast but it needs .NET stuff.

The first release candidate for Wine 3.0 is now available for testing, fixes for The Witcher 3 included
12 December 2017 at 8:42 pm UTC

Purple Library GuySo I know this is kind of off the "Gaming on Linux" topic, but does anyone know how well key Windows productivity software runs on Wine these days? Like Office, or CAD things, or Photoshop, or financial or tax stuff? My instincts are that most of those should be less of a problem than games because they aren't leaning on the graphics hard like games do, but hunches are unreliable.
I don't know if this counts as "key" or not but as a composer I rely on the excellent airwave + wine for some of the VSTs (software synthesizers) I have. From my experience, I'd say it's not that different from games. Because on one hand just like with games it all mostly works pretty great at this point, but also one obscure API call, GUI behavior or something like dependency on .NET can easily make it all unravel and create problems. Especially if you throw insane attempts at DRM into the mix. (though thankfully as much as a pain in the ass it is, .NET works fairly reliably too if you isolate it)

The first release candidate for Wine 3.0 is now available for testing, fixes for The Witcher 3 included
9 December 2017 at 3:18 am UTC Likes: 1

mrdeathjrIn this wine version torchlight 1 back to work normally with GLSL


Castle of Illusion still works


I just realized you recorded three hours of footage for this. You insane, insane man. Respect.

Steam now has a form of platform-specific wishlisting, to help developers see demand
8 December 2017 at 7:11 pm UTC Likes: 1

tuubi
qptain NemoThat depends on what you consider "reality". It's the number of people who are both fairly committed to only playing on Linux most of the time and still interested in the particular game.
Well I for one am so committed that you won't find non-Linux games on my wishlist. Even ones that I'd like to see on Linux.

EDIT: My point is, this only works for Linux gamers who know about this feature, don't mind filtering out Windows games on Steam's front page and don't mind cluttering up their wishlists with games they might never be able to play. That means there's bound to be a lot of potential Linux customers either unknowingly or intentionally missing from that number.
Yeah, just to be clear, I didn't mean to introduce the idea of judging different people's level of commitment, just to point out that this personal choice to filter out things has a certain weight to it because of the consequences it carries, i.e. certain games will not be marketed to the people who choose to do so.

That's fair.

Steam now has a form of platform-specific wishlisting, to help developers see demand
8 December 2017 at 3:40 pm UTC Likes: 1

tuubi
edoNow devs will finally realize how really few people are the people making so much noise about linux versions of the games.
Just in case you're not being sarcastic: If they "realize" anything at all based on these numbers, they're idiots. This number won't come close to reflecting reality, partly due to the problems brought up here. If Steam had a proper port wishlist feature, it might help in gauging interest. As it is, developers and publishers would do much better with Linux sales data on current ports of games in their genre/market.
That depends on what you consider "reality". It's the number of people who are both fairly committed to only playing on Linux most of the time and still interested in the particular game. You can point out the inconvenience of it all, but it seems pretty real and meaningful to me. We might dislike that this number will be small, what it suggests, and that a dedicated "no tux, no bux" button would be much better, and so on, but that doesn't mean it's a meaningless number.

Just One Line, a fantasy gamebook-like RPG has Linux support
7 December 2017 at 2:25 pm UTC

The art style is atrocious but the concept is intriguing.

Darkest Dungeon: The Color of Madness DLC announced, new quest type and faction
7 December 2017 at 2:23 pm UTC

74 hours and no, I only hate myself so much. Beating the main game is as far as I'm willing to go I think.

Steam now has a form of platform-specific wishlisting, to help developers see demand
7 December 2017 at 1:51 am UTC

I think this is a good thing. Seeing numbers of actual individuals pointed out gotta be encouraging, whether they're 100% accurate or not. You can't take the wishlist numbers of Windows users at face value either anyway. Not all of them will buy your game soon or at all.

Steam has a special Finland Anniversary Sale of games made by Finnish developers
7 December 2017 at 1:47 am UTC Likes: 1

Eike
qptain NemoIf you're into story-driven stuff, The Detail is a very neat solid crime thriller.

I already had a look at it today but was held back from the negative reviews saying it lacks in choices making a difference. It's pratically free, though - 51 Euro Cents here. Is this episode 1 self-contained?
Uhhh, I mean I remember enjoying the first episode on its own considerably, I decided to buy and play the rest after all, but, as I'm sure you understand, an episode of a longer story can only be so self-contained. It felt fairly satisfying but at the same time it also ends on a kind of a cliffhanger.

Steam has a special Finland Anniversary Sale of games made by Finnish developers
6 December 2017 at 1:33 pm UTC Likes: 2

If you're into story-driven stuff, The Detail is a very neat solid crime thriller.

Happy Independence Day, Samsai and others.

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