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Feral Interactive are teasing ANOTHER new Linux port
21 September 2018 at 10:09 pm UTC Likes: 4

sevenits PACMAN, it just has too be. so obvious
Finally! After all these years the package manager of Arch will finally be native. So tired of running that shit through Wine. So thankful for Feral right now.

Feral Interactive are teasing ANOTHER new Linux port
21 September 2018 at 9:14 pm UTC Likes: 1

Feist
F.Ultra
Patola
jensAs far as I know they announce as soon as they are allowed to. You know what an NDA is?

I will tell you what it is not: it is no excuse from criticisms.

Then you should criticize the one forcing Feral to sign the NDA and not Feral who have no choice what so ever in the matter (other than not signing a NDA and thus not porting the game either).

I must confess to a little bit of confusion here.

Does anyone actually *know* that there is one or several existing NDA(s) that prevents Feral from saying which linux ports they are currently working on, forcing them to resort to hints and vague suggestions. Or is this just general speculation, that such NDA(s) might possibly exist, or just as likely might not?

I have no idea to what extent NDAs are used in the gaming buisness, nor in what situations they might be viewed as unnessecary or irrelevamt to the situation in question.
Yes, they've explicitly said so in the comments on GOL.

Feral Interactive are teasing ANOTHER new Linux port
21 September 2018 at 4:47 pm UTC

NeptNutz
Arehandoro
riusmaSeagulls are maybe for the band A Flock of Seagulls (always a song in the clues)?

In their song "I Ran" there is a mention of Aurora (Aurora borealis). There could be a connection.
My thoughts as well.

QuoteThe cloud is moving nearer still
Aurora Borealis comes in view
Aurora comes in view
I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock Of Seagulls
If this lead is correct, then I can see two possible prominent themes in the song that wouldn't be too insanely cryptic to reference: a red-haired woman and disappearance. Which could either refer to a red-haired female protagonist or something disappearing. Or both. Well, there is also running of course but that is a bit too broad, it can't be the only meaningful element, right? (Unless we're getting Mirror's Edge or something)

Looks like AMD just open sourced their V-EZ Vulkan wrapper
24 August 2018 at 12:43 pm UTC Likes: 4

buenaventura
liamdawe
Fenix2412Interesting, may it be that Valve convinced AMD to open source the product and to change the "target" of it?
Possibly yeah. This was a thought that crossed my mind too.

The recent revelations from Valve has made me rethink stuff and falling into tin foil hat thinking, like, what if they made SteamOS slightly uninspiring and their general linux strategy slightly unimpressive, just to make all competitors think "oh look, linux gaming is a dead end, just look at valve, they are getting nothing for their trouble" and then POUNCE on the linux market like this, so that they have a competetive edge by being first and best? Because in retrospect, becoming a patron and master of wine and linux gaming seems like a good long term plan really.
It's unlikely when there is a much more mundane reason — i.e. accomplishing anything of substance takes effort and time — but I'd be okay with that scenario. I respect smart tactical plays with positive outcomes.

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
23 August 2018 at 10:19 pm UTC Likes: 1

fenevadkanjust randomly installed a windows only game, that is not officially supported and it as just working fine: Professional Faermer 2014

Sadly I couldnt find another game in my lib, that worked, among the ones I tried:
- GTA 4
- Burnout Paradise
- Heroes 6 (ofc this thing is even download the crappy Upaly cielnt for it)
That is surprising, Burnout Paradise works pretty effortlessly in vanilla wine. Well, in staging at least.

GOG have gone on the offensive with their new 'FCK DRM' initiative
22 August 2018 at 5:57 pm UTC Likes: 1

Doc AngeloQuestion: Are there games on GOG with a multiplayer component that either relies on a third party account or a proprietary master server? If not, that would be really cool and in line with the aspect of "digital preservation".
There is this list. I don't know how accurate it is. https://www.gog.com/mix/games_with_multiplayer_drm

GOG have gone on the offensive with their new 'FCK DRM' initiative
22 August 2018 at 11:34 am UTC

What makes Galaxy worse than any other installer? I see no issue with the default installer program being a sort of installer-updater-client thing if it's not required for running the game itself. So if somebody does I'd like to know why. Feel free to point out obvious elements, because I have no experience with Galaxy whatsoever.

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