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ZED from Eagre Games and Cyan Ventures is out for Linux now, it’s quite an experience (plus an interview)
26 June 2019 at 1:39 pm UTC Likes: 2

But from the Steam discussions a big question remains for me. Can I rebind the WASD (and other keys) to something that actually works for me?

Dota Underlords continues seeing polish as it passes 200K players online
26 June 2019 at 1:34 pm UTC Likes: 2

KohlyKohlWhen you pick a few heroes you want and they never show up again, that is a big issue in my opinion.

You can also say that you failed to plan for alternatives. Since the sell price of one star heroes is the same as the purchase price, you can store stock a few alternatives.

Steam Summer Sale 2019 is live, here’s what to look out for Linux fans
25 June 2019 at 7:41 pm UTC Likes: 2

So apparently there are people that managed to get beyond the bad gateway.

Insurgency: Sandstorm for Linux not due until next year, with a beta likely first
24 June 2019 at 2:52 pm UTC

From what I picked up on Discord, the game works fine in Proton as long as you join servers without EAC protection.

And I don't see EAC working in Wine/Proton. If they actually managed to get a properly configured EAC to work with Wine, I'm sure that EAC will be changed so that it won't. Not as a spiteful act, but because it means that EAC failed in its primary objective.

Epic's Tim Sweeney thinks Wine "is the one hope for breaking the cycle", Easy Anti-Cheat continuing Linux support
24 June 2019 at 10:33 am UTC Likes: 5

pbDoes Epic allow devs/pubs to sell Epic Store keys elsewhere? If not, why?

There are Epic codes on Humble. Whether they can be generated free of change remains to be seen though.

At the end of day, it seems that Sweeney doesn't get it or tries very hard to make it look different to what it is.

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards
21 June 2019 at 5:35 pm UTC Likes: 6

denyasisIsn't it a bit of an inevitability, though?

Playing devil's advocate a bit here, but, since 32 bit is no longer being pushed, Isn't it just a matter of time before it would be dropped or that future versions of libraries would have incapabilities with our beloved older games and programs?

There are two things to note here. One, by the time something is given up completely, there usually something in place to still run you old things. Dosbox for instance (or dosemu before that). Right now the only thing available is to actually have the 32-bit libs (or a VM, but that's too problematic).

Second problem is Wine specifically. Microsoft was very late in moving over to 64 bit. Windows software even later. So while most things native Linux have moved on, the same cannot be said for Windows. Which is a problem for those using Wine.

I agree that it is inevitable, it's just way too early.

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards
21 June 2019 at 2:50 pm UTC Likes: 4

TuxeeEven if not - not everything is doom and gloom:

https://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-devel/2019-June/147898.html (Andrew Eikum of Codeweavers)

That's obviously not the whole story. They're looking at minimum requirements to build wine. But let's say you want to run Overwatch on wine with it's braindead 32 bit b.net launcher, then you're looking at a fairly steep list of 32 bit dependencies that the wine team is not going to solve for you.

That said, even if Canonical won't reconsider, I think the packages will be built by others. Maybe they'll move from the base distribution to the "universe" or something like that, but that shouldn't really matter too much for most users.

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards
21 June 2019 at 2:23 pm UTC Likes: 3

Tuxee... and my 4 Wine applications seem to work perfectly ok with wine64.

That doesn't mean they aren't 32 bit and use 32 bit libraries.

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards
21 June 2019 at 8:41 am UTC Likes: 1

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EhvisSomehow it sounds like this announcement came late for something that is supposed to happen in 19.10. Could it be that they're just testing the waters?
non LTS releases are for testing and development, so in general 32bit support ends in 2021 and even then 18.04 will still get security updates till 2023. I don`t feel any decision could be too late for Ubuntu non LTS release.

Were almost half way into the 19.10 cycle. I think that is pretty late such a decision. And testing resistance is a good way to find out if it's worth going on with it for another LTS release.

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards
21 June 2019 at 8:04 am UTC Likes: 3

Somehow it sounds like this announcement came late for something that is supposed to happen in 19.10. Could it be that they're just testing the waters?

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