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Wine 3.4 released with more Vulkan support
18 March 2018 at 9:15 am UTC Likes: 4

I think it's important to remember that the moment when Wine runs new games so well that native Linux ports are "unnecessary" is also the very same moment when it truly doesn't matter if you play new games on Windows or Linux and running Windows is also unnecessary.

Wine 3.4 released with more Vulkan support
18 March 2018 at 4:41 am UTC

KimyrielleWINE has come -such- a long way from three years ago, when I was considering it basically useless for the type of Windows games I want to use it for (mostly more recent games using DX11, not twenty year old retro games). Now? It runs almost all of my legacy Windows games more or less flawlessly. Sims 3/4, Star Trek Online, Champions Online, Guild Wars 2, Skyrim... all works. Not not only works, but works well! With a bit more work on the D3D bits, I guess it will soon run Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls Online nicely, too. Both of these games already run for me, but with fairly major issues.

Overall I am really impressed. A few months ago, I became a 100% Linux user when my Windows partition got corrupted and I decided that this was a signal from the Penguin gods to finally do away with it for good. WINE helps me to still run the few non-Linux games I still crave, and is a nice insurance in case some of the publishers currently supporting Linux decide not to anymore.
Could you elaborate on the problems in F4? I'm waiting for a good moment to start playing it.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is officially coming to Linux, port from Feral Interactive
14 March 2018 at 1:50 pm UTC Likes: 1

g000hSo, this is the "Just a shot away" teaser from the Feral Radar.

Looking back at the previous thread, qptain Nemo successfully guessed this game based on Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter Lyrics.

I'm interested in purchase too, but will hold off until it is counted as a Linux sale. (Also noting that I wouldn't be purchasing it if it wasn't coming to Linux.)
I had some nice help!

It's very nice to know for sure.

I'll be buying it on day one.

A new OpenRA release adds the full Harkonnen campaign for Dune 2000 and more
19 February 2018 at 7:06 am UTC

Which titles has EA released as freeware? I'm trying to find information on that and can only find mentions of the original Command & Conquer, Tiberian Sun and Red Alert.

After some more research, looks like those three games are it: C&C Tiberian Sun, C&C: Tiberian Dawn and C&C: Red Alert. The presence of Dune 2000 assets would appear to be legally dubious but at least it also seems like that title might be in a bit of legal limbo and not fully owned by EA and thus probably safe from any pursuit.

Can you hear that? It's the Steam sales train and it's arrived, also Steam Wishlist revamp
19 February 2018 at 6:55 am UTC Likes: 1

KallestofelesOh no, with the wishlist revamp, they also removed old games from it which were no longer available on Steam... used to have Divinity 2: Ego Draconis saga there as a reminder... well, it's all just in my head now.
Dammit, you're right! I had Barbie Dreamhouse Party in my wishlist as a cool separator that cannot be bought or gifted, and now it's gone.

At least I don't actually need a wishlist separator for Linux/non-linux games anymore since the supported platforms are displayed clearly for every game as well as filtering is in place.

Wine 3.2 released with gamepad improvements and more Direct3D work
18 February 2018 at 2:26 am UTC

It seems very important then to prioritize upstreaming of those patches, so they're not just lost, even temporarily. Continued maintenance of wine-staging would be very nice, especially if it's maintained at the same level of quality as before, but it seems secondary.

Can you hear that? It's the Steam sales train and it's arrived, also Steam Wishlist revamp
15 February 2018 at 10:01 pm UTC Likes: 4

tmtvlHoly crap the new wishlist on steam is hideous.

Kinda makes me not want to buy anything.
There is no accounting for taste but I thought it looks alright. At least clear to read and informative. I'm always curious about users' grievances with particular UI decisions though.

Windows 10 S might alarm Valve into boosting SteamOS again
10 February 2018 at 1:59 am UTC

appetrosyanI understand what you mean by overpreparing, but in out particular case this isn't really a risk. Right now, Linux in the minds of the 75% of the Desktop market share is this obscure, hacker only OS, with little to accommodate anything beyond software development. Not advertising just leads to status quo, nothing lost nothing gained.

On the other hand, advertising it right now would be difficult: the average consumer would want to be able to do what they can do on pretty much any other device and right now all of those things are getting a facelift (getting, not got). Advertising now is like inviting people to a recital when you've just started playing an instrument.

We are just transitioning to Wayland: it's not feature complete, only one mainstream DE has workable support, almost no applications work under it and to top it all off, nVidia refuses to support it. And wayland would be huge for gaming. Making mainstream audiences switch now would create a bunch of myths about Linux that we can't easily shake off. It makes sense for Valve to wait until some of the dust has settled, and lay the groundwork in other areas.
I see your point and I appreciate the fact that there are times when you have to patiently prepare but at the same time I don't agree with the current state being quite so hopelessly unappealing and rough. You actually can do everything you can on other platforms and have a pretty good time doing it. But oh well. I do wonder at which point would you start advertising it heavily? Like what marks that moment when the dust settles in your opinion? Flawless adoption of Wayland in mainstream distros like Ubuntu?

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