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ARK: Survival Evolved works again on Linux, water still broken on some maps
15 December 2017 at 9:56 am UTC

When this game was first advertised i wanted to buy it, as i like games with a survival aspect. Thankfully i didn't, it seems like it's always severely bugged. Also, I think the 60-100€ price tag seems way too high, considering you can get games of this kind for ~20€.

Open source game engine 'OpenMW' for Morrowind has been updated
11 December 2017 at 10:06 pm UTC

i remember trying nehrim, it was good (at least i think it was already around when i played.) One of my go-to mods was FCOM. Also The lost spires, another one i still remember. Iirc OBSE, OBGE did not play very nicely with wine, and Oblivion was horrible under multi-core cpus. I would play/buy it/skyrim if a port happened, so i'll keep dreaming.

Open source game engine 'OpenMW' for Morrowind has been updated
11 December 2017 at 11:51 am UTC

razing32
dvdI should play it already! I consider TES to be in my top 5 favorite games. Unfortunately, i have never played through morrowind before, but with OpenMW and OpenCS going strong, i think it is high time to do that, also discover the mods (and maybe try a bit of modding). It's really awesome how some developers manage to give a new life to old classics.

You should give it a go. It's a different experience to what came after.
I started on Oblivion and then played Skyrim before going back to Morrowind.
The experience is much more deep and it does little hand holding. Just be prepared to read a lot and deal with a VERY unwieldy journal.

I played them in the same order. I played way more Oblivion though, i kept playing that even after playing Skyrim, to me it always felt like skyrim was mainly a graphical upgrade, which was great for the item mods, but the whole system of play seemed like a dumbed down version of Oblivions. I still feel like it would've been a fuller experience if they integrated perks/new skills into the existing system.

The little i tried from Morrowind in openmw, i liked it, and the fact that lots of mods are now compatible with it makes playing it all the more desirable.

I agree about the assassin/archer combo got way more powerful, especially after Oblivion, in which they were practically useless. The reverse happened to mages, they were enjoyable in Oblivion, but it got worse in Skyrim, where the master spells with their stationary animations are more a hinderance than help. I heard that the new Creation Club idea backfired as well (disclaimer: i haven't actually played skyrim in the last 5 years or so, nor plan on it unless a port magically happens)

Open source game engine 'OpenMW' for Morrowind has been updated
10 December 2017 at 6:36 pm UTC

I should play it already! I consider TES to be in my top 5 favorite games. Unfortunately, i have never played through morrowind before, but with OpenMW and OpenCS going strong, i think it is high time to do that, also discover the mods (and maybe try a bit of modding). It's really awesome how some developers manage to give a new life to old classics.

Steam now has a form of platform-specific wishlisting, to help developers see demand
7 December 2017 at 8:47 am UTC Likes: 1

g000hThere is one BIG problem with this though. Not all Linux gamers are going to want to set their Account Preferences to only show Linux/SteamOS games in Search Results. I like to see all the games on Steam, and not just the Linux ones - even though I might favour the purchase of Linux games 99% of the time, there will be a tiny bit of interest in games available on other platforms.

So, the whole point of "this will show how keen Linux gamers are on our game" is completely lost. It only shows the really hardcore Linux players, who have deliberately made this setting active.

Personally I hope the developers realise how flawed this statistic actually is!!!

It does not do that. It only means if you select your preference and wishlist a game, you will show up in their stats as a wishlister who uses linux. Otherwise windows games still show up when you open your library or the store.

I for one would appreciate another option that filtered out all non-linux games if set, so i don't have to do it every time i'm browsing on the store.

(Or is it maybe only my account being broken, i have had this setting ticked for a while, but most times i enter the shop i have to filter out windows only games)

I keep editing this post, but this seems a way better solution than some random devs inviting some people on random forums (such as this or twittwer) to some random steam discussion to ask for linux support. (And you know the haterz will appear on every such discussion.)

As for discovering games, windows games and AAA titles are ubiquitous so you will most likely know about them before any linux release even if you do not search for them, as 99% of gaming/popular computing sites/content is windows only.

What are you playing this weekend?
12 November 2017 at 12:38 pm UTC

Hotline Miami (again). I just can't seem to get bored with it.

Intel hires former-AMD Radeon Chief, Raja Koduri, Intel planning high-end discrete graphics solutions
11 November 2017 at 5:14 pm UTC

throghPlease not another proprietary package with protected firmware-blobs. Make it really free like the older integrated chipsets! Everything else is really more of the same paradigm and not needed at all from my point of view - not looking after people trying to make just unixoid copy of "Windows" out of their installed distribution.

Sorry, I was a bit off topic. The PSP is an ARM processor built into the new AMD processors, that has total control of your hardware. That said, while it's nice that AMD works on their opened quality drivers, their firmware was/is still a binary blob, which is required to take full advantage of your cpu or gpu. But at least you had a choice with it.

Again, I think i was a bit off topic, but i don't think the software/hardware industry and the laws surrounding it move in the direction of freedom.

Intel hires former-AMD Radeon Chief, Raja Koduri, Intel planning high-end discrete graphics solutions
9 November 2017 at 3:16 pm UTC Likes: 4

Perkeleen_VittupääMaybe an all new type of era is dawning upon us and proprietary drivers are going away... Freedom seems to be the direction on all sectors now. Which is amazing and interesting! Even natural?

With a PSP sitting in on every new x86 processor, i think there is even less freedom now. It is the ultimate blob.
With the old blobs you were at least able to not to include them in your system if you were ok with performance loss. With the PSP, you can't even boot/run without it.

The developers of Solus are hoping to improve Linux gaming with snaps and their Linux Steam Integration
14 October 2017 at 6:10 am UTC Likes: 1

I don't get why i should be excited about this, seems like all these flatpaks/whatever other name this runs on increase complexity and solve nothing, if i wanted paranoid level security i believe cubes os does a far better job at isolation. Based on what i read about these so far, i don't get why the status quo is so bad.

What have you been playing and what do you think?
8 October 2017 at 4:06 pm UTC

Been playing rive and neon chrome from one of the deals featured here on GoL. Both are good fun.

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