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FTL: Faster Than Light has a new patch to fix some lingering issues
26 January 2018 at 2:49 pm UTC

Hamish
FedaBy the way, are you the Hamish who calls in to Talk Heathen show on youtube?
Nah, I am just one of many Hamishes.

FedaFTL forums on Steam are full of people complaining that the game doesn't work for them any more after the patch. It's funny how those things work.
The updated version from GOG.com works brilliantly for me at least. Are these Linux users having issues or just FTL players in general?

I forgot to mention that it was Windows users.

FTL: Faster Than Light has a new patch to fix some lingering issues
25 January 2018 at 1:38 pm UTC

FTL forums on Steam are full of people complaining that the game doesn't work for them any more after the patch. It's funny how those things work.

FTL: Faster Than Light has a new patch to fix some lingering issues
25 January 2018 at 1:35 pm UTC

HamishWell, what do you know, first time playing the game in months and I win easily on my first attempt.

Treasure your Pike Beams folks.

If you can find any. I just got my first ever win with Burst Laser II, Artemis and Ion Bomb. I didn't think I had a chance at all. I'm still not sure how I pulled it off since I ran out of missiles and only had the laser on auto fire for most of the last fight. I was mostly too busy putting out fires to pay attention to anything else. It had to be the attack drone that I deployed as well. There were just no weapons on sale in stores the entire run, it was crazy.


By the way, are you the Hamish who calls in to Talk Heathen show on youtube?

The Linux 2017 GOTY Awards are now over, here's the winners
22 January 2018 at 5:24 pm UTC Likes: 2

BeamboomThe problem with relying these kind of things on the readers, is that nobody has played all the titles nominated - far from it. So in fact it becomes a popularity contest instead. For example, I bet my left arm that the only reason Hitman won best graphics is cause that's the game of the nominees that most own and has played. And sadly, I think that will be the case for several of the winners.
And I know I myself am guilty of this. There's even many nominated titles that I'd not even heard of before. Obviously they'd never get my vcote, even if deserved.

This is why I still firmly argue that you, Liam, should decide the most important categories, and have dedicated "readers awards" on just a few. Why? Cause you've played them all. Simple as that. You have a much, much better perspective on this than any average reader will.

That is why I didn't bother voting. I usually play a couple of games during the year, but put a lot of hours in each.
I think that GOL should just give out these rewards without voting and maybe add one "User Choice" category for most popular game.

FTL: Faster Than Light has a new patch to fix some lingering issues
17 January 2018 at 1:21 pm UTC

Reinstalled it last night and it works perfectly. Ended up playing till midnight.

FTL: Faster Than Light has a new patch to fix some lingering issues
16 January 2018 at 4:29 pm UTC

KyrottimusFTL had so much potential, but really it's an exercise in masochism. It should be called "RNG: Count the Ways it will F*#$ You."

It does not matter how many times I've attempted to complete a run, some new BS event would take place. One you simply could not overcome, or would have to deal with at the worst possible time.

I was blown away at the sheer creativity put into the number of ways the game can ruin your run. I don't remember if the RNG (ie. so-called "luck" ) ever really worked in my favor. Another one of those games with a solid foundation but turned into a cultural fad in itself as a game that's stupidly hard for the sake of being hard.

So until they add a mode that has less RNG events (much much less), or one that balances the number of bad RNG events with good ones (if there even are any), I doubt I'll ever install or play again. This game sits in my "Garbage" steam category out of principle. My patience (and free time I have to sink into any game) has reached its limit with FTL, which, in this case, appears to be 5 hours of playtime.

You should try Massive Chalice

FTL: Faster Than Light has a new patch to fix some lingering issues
16 January 2018 at 11:57 am UTC

It's a great game. I played it for a while but had to give up due to persistent crashes that at some point became instant crashes as soon as the game is launched. I'll have to see that's fixed.

Stellaris: Apocalypse expansion announced, prepare to fire the Colossus!
11 January 2018 at 2:59 pm UTC

This game sounds like fun but $150.00 for the complete game is a bit much. They seem to be releasing DLC's every couple of months.

Critical Annihilation is an explosion-heavy and stupidly fun twin-stick shooter
8 January 2018 at 2:24 pm UTC

I picked it up. The difficulty curve is a bit too steep, but the game is fun and addictive.

NVIDIA has confirmed a driver bug resulting in a loss of performance on Linux
30 November 2017 at 2:14 pm UTC Likes: 1

I've noticed worse performance in XCOM-2 WOTC recently, when loading missions, but didn't have the presence of mind to link it to drivers. Looks like I'll need to switch to alder drivers and see if that helps.

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