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Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Twisted & The Twilight now available on Linux
18 December 2020 at 1:58 am UTC Likes: 1

I've got 600hrs between TWI and TWII!

Most of the time was playing Imrik on Mortal Empires! What an awesome campaign!
You're basically stuck on your own on the opposite end of the world from all the High Elves, basically a couple of continents away; surrounded by enemies of orcs, rats, Dark Elves and racist dwarves; and with no one to trade! And your quest should you survive and succeed, is to recruit through battle, 5 of the most powerful legendary dragons in the world!

Gordinar, Champion of the Flame (Sun Dragon)
Shackolot the Calamity (Black Dragon)
Bruwor, Protector of Life (Forest Dragon)
Lamoureux, the Frost Breath (Moon Dragon)
Ymwrath, the Eternal (Star Dragon)

It is one of the hardest campaigns but if you get those Legendary dragons, your "Death Stack" is unstoppable especially once you get Minaithnir - Imrik's own Star- Dragon ride!

I basically after hundreds of hours had to fight my way back home to the HE continent, conquering everything in my wake including Lustria, and eventually destroying Malekith, his minions and whatever Chaos hordes were left!

The Lord of Dragons...

Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Twisted & The Twilight announced for December
5 December 2020 at 6:46 am UTC

Still not released for Linux so although we're passed the release date, we still can't play it yet. It isn't a same day release.

Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Twisted & The Twilight announced for December
22 November 2020 at 2:55 am UTC Likes: 1

I'm a Warhammer lore fan and have clocked over 500 hours playing it all on linux! I've pre-ordered it and have bought every single DLC they've got for both 1 and 2. Looking forward to TW3!!!!!!!

What are you clicking on this weekend? Come tell us
6 June 2020 at 1:37 pm UTC

Just finished Halo 2! Looking forward to Halo 3 release on MCC!

Playing Feral's Grid Auto sport with x360 controls. Awesome graphics! Playing Ultra 1080p with i7-3770 and R9-290X

Halo 2: Anniversary on Linux with Steam Play Proton, single-player works well
16 May 2020 at 7:57 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: F.UltraDon't know if you are the 404-guy on GitHUB but I managed to fix proton-5.0-7 by erasing some very old files in /etc/vulkan/icd.d/

Did you just delete all the json files in there and rerun?

It worked! Deleting those files did the trick! Thanks mate! I'm now on 5.0-7!

Halo 2: Anniversary on Linux with Steam Play Proton, single-player works well
14 May 2020 at 11:54 pm UTC

Quoting: F.UltraAfter the update MCC just exists with "Fatal Error!" for me :-(

edit: after reverting back to Proton 4.11 it works again. So the most likely thing is that it was Proton 5.0-7 and not this update of MCC that broke it for me.

Yeah same thing for me. I recommend you file a bug here:

More people reporting about this, then more focus will go to it.

What are you clicking on this weekend? Come have a chat in the comments
3 May 2020 at 1:40 am UTC Likes: 2

Bought Halo Master Chief Collection 3 weeks ago! They've remastered Halo Reach which was the first to be released in the collection and it looks and runs great on Proton! I finished it two weeks ago.

Halo CE was also remastered, but the remastering is still basically using the 20yr old game engine so it is looking a bit dated, but geez, the Halo ring top-level and the internal dungeon areas have been really "re-worked" and look magnificent!
heres a youtube vid showing the difference...

The MCC will release up to Halo 4 throughout the year. Halo 2 Anniversary addition is getting remastered "again!" and will be released this month as part of MCC. So if you own MCC it will automatically download.

Halo MCC Remaster includes:
1) Halo Reach - Released
2) Halo CE - Released
3) Halo 2 Anniversary Ed - Releases this month
4) Halo 3 - Pending this year
5) Halo 3 ODST - Pending
6) Halo 4 - Pending

1 and 2 above works perfectly at least on Proton 4.11-13 with mesa 19.2.8 with R9-290X out of the box!
I can't use the newer Proton with my type of card until I upgrade to mesa 20.x apparently according to Kisak from Valve.

With both games it never went below 60 fps running on the enhanced (remastered) setting. It ran smoothly!
You can toggle the original and remastered to compare using TAB key while playing to see the huge difference.

I'm really impressed with Proton and the remaster!

Steam Play Proton 4.11-10 out, mouse handling improvements and Halo: The Master Chief Collection works
22 April 2020 at 6:25 am UTC Likes: 1

20 years ago as a student in uni, Halo was unleashed on my original xbox! What an evolutionary game that was back then!

I would say it was perhaps the only reason I upgraded to the Xbox360 a decade and half ago. Haven't really used the 360 since! The game brings back many memories of playing with me best mates and cousins!

I bought the game (Halo MCC) last weekend and unfortunately it failed to work with proton 5.0-5 and 5.0-6 with mesa 19.2.8 with R9-290X.
I dropped it down to proton 4.11-13 and it worked perfectly with enhanced/remastered graphics on! It never went down below 59-60fps on Halo Reach! Finished Reach and will Start the original Halo next weekend! It's very well remastered! Well Reach at least!

Kisak-valve (dev triaging and fixing proton bugs from Valve) had a look at my problem and advised to upgrade mesa to his ppa or Oibaf's. It should hopefully fix the proton 5.0-x problem. Unfortunately I've been burned in the past by Oibaf and use my rig for work so can't risk unstable mesa ppa's.

I'm on Ubuntu-x stable mesa ppa. We probably will not get mesa 20.x until after the release of the next ubuntu LTS. Timo Altonen looks after that packaging and he hasn't gotten back to me. about it.

I did hear from Paulo Dias from Padoka stable ppa, and he said he's still supporting his ppa but has been waiting months for a fix for llvm 10.x which doesn't work properly with meson.

Anyways, the game works with R9-290X GCN 1.1 on proton 4.11-13 with mesa 19.2.8


Ubuntu 20.04 has hit Beta (as have all the extra flavours) - help make it a release to remember
4 April 2020 at 7:37 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: slaapliedjeInstall base != company size.

Yeah, they have a lot working on and riding on Openstack their cloud stuff. What they don't have is a lot of dedicated developers to work on their desktop system. And that's what we're talking about here, right?

Not many dedicated developers for desktop compared to who? IBM-Redhat? Suse? System76? gLinux?

If I'm not mistaken, Canonical employed desktop-developer numbers are only second to IBM-Redhat employeed numbers, with Suse 3rd.

Ubuntu 20.04 has hit Beta (as have all the extra flavours) - help make it a release to remember
4 April 2020 at 12:09 am UTC Likes: 7

Quoting: slaapliedje... and pushing technologies that no one else supported, so they didn't get that much support, as Canonical is not that big...

I don't know how you're basing your conclusions as to them not getting much support and Canonical not being big?

Those are just two links which just refute what you are saying. There are many more links!

Here's an AWS stats tracker website tracking 1.2 million+ EC2 instances.
Ubuntu is the clear leader and most popular choice!

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