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The Witcher 3 didn't come to Linux likely as a result of the user-backlash from The Witcher 2
6 July 2017 at 4:41 am UTC Likes: 1

HollowSoldierAnyone remembers OpenMW? Let's just write our own Witcher 3. No profit for CDPR.
It's a fun thought, and I'm not gonna stop you, but I think in this case those efforts are better spent improving Wine and its DX11 support. It's already come very far and would yield us more games (even if not native) and improved status (being able to "play anything modern on Linux" will have an effect and repercussions). At least I'd argue in favor of doing the Wine route first. If anything it'd provide you with a reference that doesn't require Windows to check. ;)

Also regarding "no profit" we'd still have to buy the game to play it, just like we buy Morrowind to play it in OpenMW.

ShmerlBy the way, if anyone has shares in CDPR, you can ask them about what happened to the Linux release of TW3 here:

In that thread, there were people who were asking about Linux release of TW2 (before it came out), but surprisingly, not a single person asked about TW3 release.

Disclaimer - I'm not a shareholder.
Maybe being shareholders was the way all along.

Steam just keeps growing according to a presentation Valve did recently, UI update is coming
6 July 2017 at 4:26 am UTC

reongolAm I the only one excited as hell for the new UI or what?
I freaking love when things get new UIs I know a lot of people don't.
Me too! Although I'm a little bit conflicted because I just installed a custom skin for Steam (pressure) which I like and it will probably become useless after the update, at least for a little while, so I'm also a little bummed.

Steam just keeps growing according to a presentation Valve did recently, UI update is coming
5 July 2017 at 2:22 pm UTC

QuoteI hope they finally add the ability for a curator to edit the blurb of their recommendation, stupid to not have an edit function.
You can. You have to go to your group, the curator tab, then click on the recommendation there and then you'll have an option to edit it. And yeah, it's not the simplest most obvious way.

The Witcher 3 didn't come to Linux likely as a result of the user-backlash from The Witcher 2
4 July 2017 at 4:10 am UTC Likes: 4

This theory is unsound. Sure, as is the general consensus in the comments here, personal attacks and unconstructive cruel behavior are bad and never justified and a lot of people are sorry it happened to CDPR, VP and jaycee personally. But the article and jaycee's theory lump it together with the rationale behind the fate of the Witcher 3 port. Indeed, the article is titled "The Witcher 3 didn't come to Linux likely as a result of the user-backlash from The Witcher 2". No, it's really not likely at all. If it was true it would be quite an anomaly, simply because... let's just count the developers who said things like "1% of the market, 50% of bug reports, too little money, too much effort" and developers who said "we won't support Linux because Linux players are rude". Oh, yes. Yep. The ratio would be something like 1000 to 0 I reckon. The fact that our main competitor on PC harbors around 95% of the relevant userbase inevitably means that it includes the majority of the most toxic people around. And while, again, their behavior doesn't excuse anyone else's, it'd be somehow both unimaginably naive and hypocritical to view toxic people in the Linux community as in any way representative while successfully tolerating uncivilized people everywhere else. Furthermore, unlike Linux, Xbox actually has a bit of a reputation for having a toxic community, and will you look at that, The Witcher 3 is available for XboxOne. Huh!

As creators and successful ones at that, CDPR are probably well beyond the point of accepting the presence of people who are going to be very negative for the sake of those who will be joyful and grateful (and profitable). And a lot of people would be very happy and grateful if they brought The Witcher 3 to Linux, they gotta understand that.

I very much agree with what Csharp and Kels have said here. And also there is that timeline that Shmerl posted that sounds pretty damning.

GamingOnLinux is turning 8 years old soon, here’s what we have planned and some thoughts on 2017
2 July 2017 at 11:42 am UTC Likes: 7


Also I'm tired so I read "Fall of the Samsai released", had to reread it a few times.

Become a psychiatrist in 'The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker' as it's coming to Linux
30 June 2017 at 8:52 pm UTC Likes: 1

KeyrockNow I wish I hadn't watched Jesse Cox and Dodger's lets play of this. I might still get it as it had multiple endings and the killer is random.
Well, after watching their playthrough of Contradiction, I can't blame you, it was the loveliest experience.

Glad to see this is coming to Linux, looks like my kinda thing.

Wine-Staging 2.10 released with more anti cheat fixes
14 June 2017 at 8:11 pm UTC

KallestofelesAnd Witcher3 is working... playably... I know I'm spamming... I'm just still hyped...
View video on

I shall no longer spam this video, honestly.
Hell. Yeah.

Could Ash of Gods fill the void The Banner Saga left for Linux?
4 June 2017 at 10:13 pm UTC

The Banner Saga had some pretty nice writing, if not necessarily strong storytelling (while the events and the journey are fairly exciting, the whole first game ultimately goes kinda nowhere and explains nothing), I do hope they can offer something to match that. But regardless, certainly looks like a project worth watching out for.

SteamVR updated with experimental Linux support for SteamVR Home
26 May 2017 at 9:58 am UTC Likes: 1

QuoteValve said they couldn't provide me with one
That continues to puzzle me.

Humble Indie Bundle 18 is here with Owlboy, Kentucky Route Zero & more
16 May 2017 at 7:48 pm UTC Likes: 8

apocalyptechAha, quite welcome! It's been awhile since the last official HIB. Lucky for me, I'm actually interested in most of the ones in here, and the only one I'd already had was Kentucky Rt. 0.

A few numbers, for those inclined to like numbers:

Arithmetic mean of days-between-HIBs: 151 days (5.0 months)
Standard deviation: 62 days (2.1 months)

Intervals between HIBs (in days): 224, 224, 140, 170, 110, 92, 160, 106, 118, 42, 203, 39, 165, 181, 147, 175, 273
Maximum HIB interval (between 17 and 18): 273 days (9.1 months)

Next HIB, if exactly at mean: October 14, 2017
Next HIB, if exactly at mean+stddev: December 15, 2017
You're a massive nerd.

I approve.

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