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What have you been playing recently and how is it?
12 August 2016 at 6:53 am UTC Likes: 1

All on linux of course,

* Team Fortress 2 - damn, its so good. I'm maining scout and trying out medic and its so fun! New competitive matchmaking has it's flaws but it is still great, exactly my kind of game.
* Free Space 2 (with FS2Open) - I loved FS1 as a kid many years ago, and now I get to play the very underrated sequel. It's great. Initially really bad framerate, but after some fiddling I found the "no GLSL-shaders" (or somesuch) option in the wxLauncher, and now its all MAX MAX SUPER PRETTY WITH 60FPS ALL THE TIME AND VERY LOUD EXPLOSIONS!
* The Fall - recently bought, intriguing, although I have little patience with puzzles so walkthrough it is. I like the setting and the story a lot.
* Dark Scavenger - wierd, fun, scrappy yet feels well done.
* Aquaria - It's fluid, fast and feels good, but does not really grip me :/
* Hearthstone (via Wine) - recently got bitten again, I'm an old Magic: The Gathering person, and altough HS is damn stupid in comparison, it is fun, and there's always another legendary I want to craft (which takes AGES to grind :( ).
* Caves of Qud - I try not to, I want to wait until it's more done, but I return again and again.
* Oolite - great fun with lots of mods, but quite tedious sometimes.
* Outlast - I got this in a bundle a while back and thought I would never play it (I am too weak for this kind of game). I tried it, and of course it HAS to work very well on FOSS drivers and all, AND have a cool story, great athmospehere, no excuse to not play it :( I play it for 20 min at a time and then quit for a week to sweat and regain my normal hearth rhythm. Jump scares should be prohibited by law.
* The Witcher 2 - FPS totally unacceptable now at the dwarven city, so cant play it anymore :( Before that it was semi-OK at absolute bottom settings. I liked the story driven nature of it.
* Else.Heartbreak() - I have some framerate issues with this, alas, but it's cool.

I bought this USB SNES controller which seems to be the best SNES USB controller on the market after doing some research. When it arrives, I will play lots of NES/SNES classics with my two sons (they are 3 and 5, I think the 5yr old will find Super Mario World and Kirby fascinating! They are uncorrupted by iPads, TV etc. so they wont mind old gfx at all ;) ). I also plan to play Undertale, 1001 Spikes, Cave Story+, To the Moon, Psychonauts (if possible without analog sticks) and Never Alone (Arctic Collection) with it when it arrives!

Team Fortress 2 'Meet Your Match' major update teased, sounds exciting
7 July 2016 at 8:49 am UTC

I play TF2 regularly on a linux laptop, I'm on Xubuntu 16.04 and I use the open source radeon driver for my 1gb VRAM AMD-card, and it works fine (alot better than fglrx worked on 15.04)! I do use chris's maxframe-config ( tf2 config generator, easy peasy! that removes ALOT of fluff, and I generally have 40 FPS, except for some very big/complex maps with lots of people exploding it might drop to 25. I've been looking forward to this update alot, TF2 is SO MUCH FUN! I've got two kids so the competetive play might be too demanding (I will probably have to drop out of matches to stop impending child catastrophe occasionally). But the casual matchmaking will be great!

I use -dxlevel 81 launch option, so I hope that wont be broken or anything though. But as long as I can keep the other settings as the chris-config puts 'em, I should be fine? I hope. This part is kinda scary: "The only minimum requirement is DirectX 9. However, certain graphical settings will be enforced in order to ensure a level playing field. Players will only be able to modify graphics settings that are available in the Options and Advanced Options menus.". So let's see, I'll be VERY sad if this borks my tf2.

Edit: If there are any other TF2-players here I'm happy to find friends!

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