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DiRT Rally announced for Linux, arriving on March 2nd
2 February 2017 at 1:35 pm UTC

jith_feralNo probs! If you're planning to get a racing wheel specifically for DiRT Rally, I'd suggest waiting until we announce what wheels will be supported, but of course it's totally up to you.

Thanks for the advice, I wanted to upgrade so I'll just stick with the old G25 until you announce support ;)

Mesa 13.0.4 stable released, time to update to get the latest fixes
2 February 2017 at 12:57 pm UTC Likes: 1

It's good to see progress but I'd definetely take even more progress.

Juste installed a Radeon RX480 (with latest stable MESA) and judging by the Heaven benchmark it's notably slower than my HD7970 Ghz was in Windows 7 on the same rig two years back

DiRT Rally announced for Linux, arriving on March 2nd
2 February 2017 at 12:51 pm UTC Likes: 4

That's the game I asked Feral in the comments, they said at the time they were indeed listening to what players often request here :

I'm definetely buying this one and I have one month to find a good racing wheel. If you have some advices or experiences they're welcome

Thanks Feral

Linux market-share on Steam dropped 0.08% in December 2016
16 January 2017 at 9:12 am UTC Likes: 1

Mountain ManI've never had to do anything special to make a game work in Linux beyond the occasional routine problem solving that you have to do even in Windows, but that's par for the course for PC gaming. If people want truly trouble-free gaming then stick with consoles.
Sorry to say but it's not everyone's experience. I've switched to Linux since a little over a year and my gaming experience is nowhere near what it has been on Windows. I've had a Windows 7 install that worked flawlessly for years without any reinstall and I've never had to do ANYTHING special for a game to work properly, the only issue I had jokingly is that I had to spend hours searching how to get the XBox One controler to work wirelessly.

On the other hand in Linux I stumbled on a lot of issues, from Steam not launching, to games not launching or not working properly. My latest issue is regarding Absolute Drift which I just bought in the Humble sale, on my main rig it doesn't launch at all (I have a black screen popping up and immediately back to the desktop) and so far I didn't find a solution (Googling didn't help this time), on my SteamOS box (Intel NUC with an i5) the games launches without a problem but then it is constantly blinking, nearly unplayable.

I for one decided to ditch Windows for good and I'll accept to have to wait to properly play this game for example, but I know a lot of people that would not tolerate this any minute...

The Humble Store winter sale is on and DiRT Showdown is free
13 January 2017 at 10:11 am UTC

I don't know if I won't grab Distance and Absolute Drift

Multiple statistics have shown Linux market-share doing better than ever
9 January 2017 at 9:25 am UTC

I think that if by the end of Windows 7 support we have reliable graphics drivers and a little more games from big publishers we might see a spike of users switching to Linux rather than going to Windows 10, if they've been avoiding Windows 10 until the end there's a good chance they'll be tempted by another alternative

The most popular Linux & SteamOS gaming articles for December 2016, 181 in total
3 January 2017 at 8:48 am UTC

Strange or not, the Top 15 only consists of December articles ? Is it a regular pattern (i.e. there are generally more viewers in December each year) or has the site audience been growing lately ? The latter would be a good sign as it might show more people become interested in Linux gaming.

By the way are there signs of growing interest looking at the site audience ? I've never seen an analysis on this I think

Survival racing game 'Distance' has a big update with ghost car and replay support
26 December 2016 at 11:09 pm UTC Likes: 2

Don't worry we know Electronic Arts are not doing early access, they sell plain Alpha games and patch them when customer base gets too angry

If they were to propose some of their alpha's to Linux I might buy them however ^^

BallisticNG, a racer inspired by Wipeout has unstable builds for Linux on Steam
15 December 2016 at 9:52 am UTC

Looking forward to the Linux version. I'm ready to pay for this ^^

Editorial: A chat about asking developers for a Linux port
7 December 2016 at 4:15 pm UTC

edddeduckferalAsking and seeing what the community like in forums certainly helps as it gives you an idea of how popular the game would be among a smaller community, also helps get a feel for how hard it might be to get the news out to the Linux gaming crowd. Word of mouth is powerful in smaller communities as often it's hard to get the word out about your games, the response to enquires also helps you judge how many people will be excited and post about your game if you do release.

Did Feral note how often the word "Dirt3" comes up in the comments on this site ? Certainly is a sign that this community likes it a lot ^^

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