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An update on the status of porting Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation for Linux
27 September 2018 at 5:21 pm UTC

MayeulC
dvdWasn't this a Spring mod? I doubt the dev actually cares about supporting linux, if he used a base game that was cross platform and came out with a mod that is MSW only.

I am not sure what's what you call a "spring mod", but this is a full game by stardock, with their own in-house engine. They were involved early on in the Mantle Cabal as well.

If referring to the "Escalation" part, that was an extension at some point, but was merged back with AoTS at some point, to avoid splitting the small playerbase further, kind of what happened with Planetary Anihilation: Titans (or not, I'm notsure, I can't find it on the Steam store anymore :/)

For some reason I thought this game was the one based on the RTS engine Spring.

Transhuman Design has removed the Linux version of BUTCHER due to issues in favour of Steam Play (updated)
23 September 2018 at 7:55 am UTC

appetrosyan
dvdHopefully people who bought the game for linux can get a refund. A wine script is just not as good as a native game.

In my experience, a wine script can be objectively better than a half-arsed port. Just take Doom 3, Return to castle Wolfenstein and a few older native games.

I can list 1 or 2 games that work flawlessly. But i can list way more with random crashes, screen hangups, broken audio etc... And these are all games on platinum/gold list. Modding TES games with wine is a nightmare as well. And good luck guessing the DRM :p

Feral Interactive are teasing ANOTHER new Linux port
23 September 2018 at 7:50 am UTC Likes: 1

Let it be Hitman! For once i have enough money to buy a game at release price!

A bit OT: hopefully devs will have a system to tell Valve which of their games get ported. These new wine scripts, while great for playing old games, are very bad news for people that port games. And that is sadly most of the "big" linux games, except few cross platform friendly studios like Croteam, and some crowdfounded games, like PoE.

An update on the status of porting Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation for Linux
23 September 2018 at 7:40 am UTC

Wasn't this a Spring mod? I doubt the dev actually cares about supporting linux, if he used a base game that was cross platform and came out with a mod that is MSW only.

Transhuman Design has removed the Linux version of BUTCHER due to issues in favour of Steam Play (updated)
21 September 2018 at 1:51 am UTC Likes: 4

Hopefully people who bought the game for linux can get a refund. A wine script is just not as good as a native game.

Valve are already pushing ahead with updates to Steam Play's Proton with a beta channel
26 August 2018 at 7:50 pm UTC

MayeulCInteresting find, thanks for sharing! I disagree on the second part, though. It is still be properly supported by valve, in theory. And they will probably make it a tiny bit different (like the OS logo right to SteamPlay, instead of left).
That also reminds me that platform-specific purchases might come to an end with this.

If they differentiate it it's fine for me, but if they end up using the same penguin/steam icon that other games use, there would be practically no way of telling which developers took their time to learn new toolkits and/or spent time and money to get their games ported.

Valve are already pushing ahead with updates to Steam Play's Proton with a beta channel
26 August 2018 at 4:41 am UTC Likes: 1

In the original message i read this: "Steam Play whitelisted games will not be offered for purchase or marked as supported on Linux on the Store during the initial Beta period."

Does this mean that after the beta there won't be any indicator to distinguish these wine games from properly supported game? I wouldn't want to buy such games full price, and this will probably make me ditch steam...

Sudden Strike 4 Finland DLC is available, has new mini-campaigns
27 June 2018 at 4:17 am UTC

I totally forgot this game, gotta buy it now!

Game store itch is having a big summer sale
25 June 2018 at 10:23 am UTC

tonR
Alm888Have you looked at GOG? It also has the games you mentioned, like The Signal From Tölva, Tacoma, Slipstream 5000 and others, all DRM-free and with regional pricing (at least in my country).
Yes, but all GOG games here are sell at full price without regional pricing.

I know GOG doing great job especially on DRM-Free policy but I'm love with itch.io 'Name-Your-Own-Price' model for buying games. For me, that's the best way to support indie devs.

For mainstream games, I buying on Steam. Let's be honest, Steam price in Malaysia among cheapest in the world. Just look at price for Rocket League on SteamDB.

EDIT: Forgot to mention SteamDB link is Rocket League game database.

dvdWow what you have there is quite nice. Here people earn approximately a third of that what people earn in western Europe, yet we have to swallow all the 60 eur releases just the same, from all stores. Or USD, or whatever the store uses.
While game is cheap here, everything else especially houses are so damn expensive relatively to average salary. Average salary here is RM2,463 in 2017 according to research (I'm totally disagree with that). Spend 1/2 of your salary for paying house mortgage is normal here. Hell, some people I know had to combine salary with their spouse just to buy a flat/small apartment house.

That's normal everywhere i think. Here everything that is not a service is super expensive especially in cities, and people on average salaries have no hope buying a house or a flat unless they have a wealthy family, and have a hard time renting even a room in a city.

Game store itch is having a big summer sale
20 June 2018 at 5:59 am UTC Likes: 1

Wow what you have there is quite nice. Here people earn approximately a third of that what people earn in western Europe, yet we have to swallow all the 60 eur releases just the same, from all stores. Or USD, or whatever the store uses.

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