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Steam Lights The Green Light For More Linux Games
7 February 2014 at 4:40 am UTC

The Mims has a playable demo, and I had a lot of fun with it this afternoon. I will certainly buy it once it comes out on Steam; RTS games are few and far between for Linux, and this is at least as original a concept as the OSS game Globulation, and has some pretty spiffy graphics.

Steam's January 2014 Hardware Survey Has a Linux Drop
4 February 2014 at 3:36 am UTC

I got the survey yesterday; it doesn't appear to mean a whole hell of a lot, but I took it anyway.

Hearts of Iron IV & Runemaster Announced By Paradox Interactive
28 January 2014 at 1:32 am UTC

HOI IV!? My prayers have been answered. Cities in Motion I & II are already out, and Runemaster looks...pretty awesome.

I blew my entertainment budget for a whole month last spring to buy Crusader Kings 2, both because I wanted to play a Paradox GS game again, and to show Paradox that we are a valuable audience. I don't regret my purchase of it, or CIM, or EU IV.

Linux Game Sales Statistics From Multiple Developers
27 January 2014 at 3:05 pm UTC

That Gamespot video, which is a great promo for the Steambox and EU IV, is mostly about the Steam controller, but the info about Linux sales for Paradox is spot on.

Ever since the first Humble Bundle, developers have certainly noticed that Linux users are hungry for games, and I consider Steam's entrance into the market as the best thing to happen to our favorite OS since, oh, I don't know, Ubuntu?

Linux Game Sales Statistics From Multiple Developers
22 January 2014 at 6:47 pm UTC

I dual boot as well, but I play over 90% of my games on Linux...

Linux Game Sales Statistics From Multiple Developers
21 January 2014 at 2:36 am UTC

Obviously, Paradox saw encouraging enough results from their Linux version of Crusader Kings II, that they released their flagship title Europa Universalis IV for Windows, Mac and Linux on the same day, and have released Linux ports of both Cities in Motion games.

I had predicted 2013 as The Year of Linux Gaming a year ago, and I think I underestimated just how big Steam's push would be. Certainly the Humble Bundles opened quite a few eyes.

2014 is going to be Very Special, with Wasteland 2 and Pillars of Eternity finally reaching download status, not to mention the still-beta Planetary Annihilation.

Wasteland 2 RPG Shows Off New Images
22 August 2013 at 6:01 pm UTC

I'm a backer, and it's looking good for around six months more on this amazing remake.

Will gog.com Ever Support Linux On Its Store?
12 August 2013 at 12:55 pm UTC

CheoghIf you have the Diamond edition dvd. The downloads still work, I just checked.

wget -c http://nwdownloads.bioware.com/neverwinternights/linux/gold/nwclientgold.tar.gz
wget -c http://nwdownloads.bioware.com/neverwinternights/linux/161/nwclienthotu.tar.gz
wget -c http://files.bioware.com/neverwinternights/updates/linux/169/English_linuxclient169_xp2.tar.gz

mkdir ~/nwn
cd ~/nwn
unzip /media/NW_DIAMOND/Data_Shared.zip
unzip /media/NW_DIAMOND/Data_linux.zip
unzip -o /media/NW_DIAMOND/data/XP1.zip
unzip -o /media/NW_DIAMOND/data/XP2.zip
tar -vxzf ~/nwclientgold.tar.gz
tar -vxzf ~/nwclienthotu.tar.gz
tar -vxzf ~/English_linuxclient169_xp2.tar.gz
./fixinstall
./nwn

This page:
http://social.bioware.com/forThis page:
http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/187/index/4643217

has complete instructions for the full installation, including the movies. I followed the instructions to the letter, and it works for me. 


DOTA2 will be smashing onto Linux soon
10 July 2013 at 1:25 pm UTC

I don't even remember buying DOTA 2, but there it was in my Windows Steam library, and it's a pretty nifty game; of course, I only boot into Windows about once a week. Linux DOTA 2 will allow me to compete against my nephew.

And get my ass kicked...

Steam has greenlit more games for Linux!
5 July 2013 at 4:11 pm UTC

Guncraft is the one that looks good to me. I am a happy Steam for Linux customer.