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How to enable Steam Play (Proton) directly in SteamOS
11 January 2019 at 4:49 pm UTC

I couldn't run Age of Mythology, then I enabled the beta and now I can play a fairly primitive (with tons of cool features) perfectly.

Beta is the only choice at this point.

Book of Demons no longer getting a native Linux port, developer plans on 'supporting' Steam Play (updated)
4 January 2019 at 1:56 am UTC

I guess I missed this thread. I got BoD for cheap, on sale plus a coupon because I own Darkest Dungeon, and DD got a coupon if you own BoD.

Yes, it does run on SteamPlay, and I will admit that I have bought a very few other Windows games that run perfectly. This is one very fun game, and has attracted a large community, with very responsive devs.

I, at least, highly recommend it. AFAIC, the three best indie games of 2018 were Book of Demons, Slay the Spire, and Towers of Time, all three of which I very highly and heartily recommend.

Our top Linux picks released in 2018, the GamingOnLinux editor awards
30 December 2018 at 3:59 pm UTC Likes: 1

Mine:
Neverwinter Nights EE
Tower of Time
Book of Demons
Slay the Spire
Dominions 5 (2017, but...)
Melty's Quest
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

Good year for Linux gamers, especially since Steam Proton.

ReignMaker 2 combines Match-3 gameplay with Tower Defense and more genres spliced together
16 December 2018 at 4:55 pm UTC

Nice idea for a game, but sooner or later, there are no match-3s available. I haven't faced that extreme frustration since.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
3 December 2018 at 2:33 pm UTC

ShmerlYeah, USB optical drive sounds like a good enough solution if you never need one.

Yes, I am very happy that the laptop has one.

My radio show, BTW, uses a 4TB drive, with months of music.

And, once I figured out how, Aqualung, my go-to music player, isn't all that hard to compile. You need to compile GTK2, and install a raft of -dev libraries, but it compiles just fine. I do recommend it, especially for live concerts, or albums in which the songs run together.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
2 December 2018 at 5:56 pm UTC

I regretfully had to change my info to a laptop, since the world has has conspired to prevent me from being able assembling a working desktop, and it isn't like I've never done that before. Some day I'll update my info...

My current rig, an Acer E 15, the model for <$400, is currently the most bang for the buck for <$400 in laptops. An 8th generation i3-8130U, which is no speed demon, but not a slouch, 6GB RAM, 1080p display, 1TB hard drive for /home, an optical drive, Ethernet, a USB2 port and 2 USB 3 ports, a USB-C port(!), HDMI AND VGA. It also has a 3-screw cover to access the RAM slots, and has a slot for an M2 SSD. I use a 64GB SSD for /.

And Ubuntu MATE runs beautifully as can be on it. I compiled the Aqualung music player to do my radio show, which is a gapless music player. It disappeared from the repos, and the PPA is only for Xenial. It runs fast and lean.

CHANGE, a homeless survival game is in Early Access with Linux support
2 December 2018 at 5:54 pm UTC

ison111Is it wrong to say that I think it would be hilarious to get an actual homeless person to play this game and film their reaction?

That's just mean.

Tower of Time, the rather good RPG had a big update to improve performance
2 December 2018 at 4:54 pm UTC Likes: 2

As a 70 year old rocker, I used Story Mode and posted that it was way too hard. The dev (bless him) told me that it was being made easier, and it is.

And I totally LOVE this game, with its very original and very unique combat system, its story, and that fact that an indie studio released a AAA game at a reasonable price. It's a lesson that other indie devs should heed, IMHO.

Feral Interactive are teasing another Linux port
2 December 2018 at 4:48 pm UTC

ageresBioShock 1&2 Remastered?

Bioshock 1 runs very well under Proton. Bioshock Infinite has a native Linux port.

Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment have officially joined Microsoft
11 November 2018 at 3:55 pm UTC

DrMcCoy
oldrocker99Obsidian was snappy after their Kickstarter funding; Wasteland 2, and PoE were released in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Wasteland 2 was inXile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd9muK2M36c

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