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How to be a great advocate for a niche gaming platform
21 June 2018 at 4:29 pm UTC Likes: 5

cprnI don't know, man. I don't know. If this is the world you want to live in, with squishy people giving free hugs and saying nice things to everyone regardless of their behaviour, feel free, but I'm on Linux - I'm nice to people who earned my respect, to everyone else I'm civilised.

I read the rest of your post and gotta say I do agree with a lot of that, especially about why we're here using Linux. That's something that's good to point out and be reminded.

Obviously, when there are issues with the Linux version, those are not to be ignored by us, and if the dev doesn't seemingly care to address them then yes, it rightly should be called out so others don't also buy into a broken product.

I actually don't think much of this disagrees with my suggestions - being just civilized for the worst cases sounds perfectly fine . The truth is you don't have to do any of this if you don't think a dev deserves it, just don't do the opposite cause that's not gonna get us anywhere, I'm sure we're on the same page there.

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  • Always buy on Linux, but only once a Linux version is announced
  • Buy direct from the developer if possible

So to clarify, those are part of a guide to aid in helping the devs that have earned your respect. The first one is to strengthen the platform in the statistics, and yes in general I'd say don't even pre-order at all if you can help it, TB and others have explained that tenfold! If they don't have a good refund policy (ie. they're breaking the law these days), then of course they don't deserve your respect and therefore you can act civilised instead of throwing money at them. Seems fine

How to be a great advocate for a niche gaming platform
21 June 2018 at 2:34 pm UTC Likes: 3

LeopardWell , it is simply not works that way. Because at the end of day ; dev starts to compare like that : I spend 2 months on Linux version , i learned , installed Linux and that was frustrating. So sales would better be at least MacOS level to justify this. But market is simply not there.

I think you're confusing the worth to the developer relative to all purchases, with your worth to the developer relative to purchases on Linux.

The point was about the latter, ie. if there are only 2 sales on Linux, your sale is worth another 50% relative to the other Linux sales. Statistically, with 2 sales on Linux there'll be 200 sales on windows, so another sale there is only worth 0.5% more and won't have the same impact for that platform. That applies broadly, since there's a smaller number of users, the individual can stand out more. The Linux port is generally a cheaper bit of work than the full game, reinforcing this point.

To be fair though you're right in the sense the developer doesn't really care either way, a sale is still a sale, so if that's what you meant then ignore me!

GustyGhostI get that this guide is all ra-ra-ree be nice to the devs but I will maintain the course of berating those who broke user trust.

I appreciate the frustration in situations like that! Stuff should work as advertised, especially when paid for. It is for sure a consumer rights issue as well as just plain bad.

But - negativity begets negativity. Will berating them make them more likely to want to help you? I doubt it. Will it make them want to do more Linux work in the future? I doubt it even more. Nobody wins.

Perhaps a different approach will be more likely to get you what you want, that's all I'm saying.

How to be a great advocate for a niche gaming platform
21 June 2018 at 1:22 pm UTC Likes: 1

morgancoxuk> Play on Linux and soon after purchasing

What happens if I buy a game for Linux, but play weeks after purchasing?

i.e only play on Linux but weeks after purchase?

I ask as that is what I often do.

So the boring answer is it highly depends on the game and publisher, there's no real way to know without getting a direct answer from the developers (and then, they may not be able to tell you due to contractual obligations!).

I'd guess you're probably fine with what you're currently doing That was just a broad list to cover all bits and pieces.

The Rocket League 'Tournaments Update' is now out, official GOL tournament info
4 April 2018 at 12:45 pm UTC

nitroflowThey still need to add profile picture to the report options because there are some pretty nasty people out there with some pretty nasty profile pictures. Happened to me once with a premade team of idiots with burner accounts and had to resort to hunting down the steam profiles for it to be properly reported.

You should report these through steam directly - here.

Anyway, signed up and ready!

XCOM 2 for Linux has been updated, also there's a new XCOM 2 Collection
2 February 2018 at 11:06 am UTC

BarbariandudeI'm very confident the update was about the AMD issues for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen that I've been going back and forth with them about for a few weeks now. Their devs discovered my crash was due to "export MESA_NO_ERROR=1" in an environment configuration bash file. After finding the workaround for me, they told me they'd work on a patch to fix that problem for everybody; this is probably that patch.

Yup, correct, it has that fix - For what it's worth Mesa had the bug report here a while back, the fix had been live but had to be reversed due to unrelated complications.

The patch does also have many other fixes though, including changes to be in sync with the Windows updates.

Planet Nomads drops plans to have co-op and multiplayer
3 September 2017 at 10:24 am UTC

Worth noting Subnautica has been successful with this model, though I get the impression they may still add MP some time in the future.

Mesa has a few more games in the threaded OpenGL whitelist as of today
26 July 2017 at 8:10 am UTC

ShmerlDoes glthread use all available cores, or it's limited to certain number of threads?

IIRC it only offloads the driver work to a second thread, GL is still basically a single command queue so there's not a huge amount more than can be done in the driver.

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