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The Humble Discovery Pack is out with three nice Linux native games
9 October 2018 at 6:38 pm UTC Likes: 1

The new bundle - If I didn't already own War for the Overworld (inc. dlc), Tricky Towers and Kentucky Route Zero, it'd certainly be more appealing. Hehe, gawd.

This new format of only 1 tier is interesting: It'll probably upset some people. Guessing they are trying it out and seeing what the response will be.

Amused that Osiris: New Dawn was covered by Gaming On Linux back in 2016, as looking like it was coming to Linux, but it isn't out of early access or on Linux yet.

Kingdom Rush Origins to release October 18th, Linux support confirmed for release
9 October 2018 at 1:12 pm UTC

Love the Kingdom Rush games. Own most of them on Linux and Android so far. Yes, it's good to get another for native Linux play

The graphics and play are great. Like others have said, they are not easy games (to get to the end). The first few levels I find are of the right sort of difficulty, but then the difficulty ramps up a lot and it gets to be too hard for me, too.

scaineCan't wait! I love these games - they're the best TD games out there!
They're quite good.
But the best would have to go to Dungeon Warfare I and II (latter is not natively on linux, but runs fine via Steam Play). No other TD game reaches that level of depth and possibility, especially of the second part with its leveling up mechanics.

Ah yes, Dungeon Warfare is a wonderful TD game and runs natively on Linux, and I've played hours of it. One aspect of the game that helps keep it from going stale is the fact that you can change your load-up completely, and take out the mobs in completely different ways. It has a good upgrade system and great balancing.

Personally, I'm disappointed that DW2 hasn't had a Linux release, considering DW1 did. I expect that it's the usual story - Not enough Linux players (i.e. profit) to sacrifice resource effort away from the more popular platforms. I have been holding off from buying Dungeon Warfare II, until there is a Linux release *or* the price is very low, e.g. discounted on sale. Good that it works okay on Proton.

The Steam Play whitelist just had a large update including The Witness and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
7 October 2018 at 5:06 pm UTC

scaineAs someone else noted, it's worth trying the proper driver - Proton requires 396.54 now - that might fix your graphical headaches. Certainly, the game looked and performed brilliantly when I tried it.

I'm a long term Debian user, and I use it properly... i.e. I install the packages from the regular repositories so that my system doesn't get messed up. I have tried backports and all sorts of things in the past, but generally find that forcing a later graphics driver onto the system ends up borking it.

Any suggestions about installing Nvidia graphics drivers onto Debian which don't mess it up?

The Steam Play whitelist just had a large update including The Witness and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
6 October 2018 at 7:06 pm UTC Likes: 1

Doktor_MandrakeHave you tried Killing Floor 2 yet? Eager to know how that runs since I dual-boot to play that game ALOT, would be great having it run flawlessly on Linux seeing as how Tripwire never gave us that native port they promised.

In-fact I feel Tripwire should work with Valve to help KF2 work good under proton, feel like it's the least they could do after failing to keep their promise of a native linux port

I'm having a go trying Killing Floor 2 on Proton right now. Note that there is every possibility that if it works for me then it won't work for you, and vice versa. Anyone else want a try - It is a 23GB download (tsk).

Okay, well GOOD NEWS. Off the bat, no tweaking, it worked okay on my Debian Buster, Ryzen 5, GTX 1080ti, Nvidia driver 390.87 system. I try to run all my games at 4K resolution (3860x2160) and it was working at that res, but it seemed the frame-rate or responsiveness was a bit off, so I did get fiddling around with command-lines and graphics settings.

First minor surprise was that changing resolution barely affected the responsiveness of the game. In games where I have had slow-downs in the past, I've dropped resolution and BAM, loads more FPS and the game feels more perky. Certainly I have resorted to doing that while playing SCUM on Proton (and it helped a lot).

So, instead of dropping resolution, I adjusted the anti-aliasing, lens bloom, DOF, and other effects (while keeping the textures on Ultra - my graphics card should be okay with that). With a fair bit of tweaking it did improve the responsiveness during game-play.

Also I had a go with some command-line settings, to see what they would do:

PROTON_USE_WINED3D11=1 %command%
- this worked and seemed a teeny bit quicker but introduced graphical artefacts.

PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 %command%
- this worked and might have slightly improved performance, no graphical issues.

Noting that the Killing Floor 2 "Proton" Window on startup mentions that it is running in 64 bit with Direct X 11. As such I expect the graphical beauty isn't as great as if it were using Direct X 12. Still, even so, it does look pretty decent as it is.

Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor enters Early Access and it's fantastic, you can win a key
6 October 2018 at 5:17 pm UTC

MayeulCThis game seemed to be pretty interesting to me, when it popped by chance on my steam storefront. Steam says it's similar to other games I've played. Well, I'm (not) surprised. It looks awesome, and well executed. I also love the way "Nimbatus" is pronounced in the video ^^

Unfortunately, there are so many hours in the day, and so many games to play. I'm sure this game would remain unplayed in my library for quite a while if I were to win the key, so it might be of better use to someone else. I certainly remember how difficult it was for me to acquire a game, as a kid ;)

So, I would not like to enter the giveaway

g000h#!/usr/bin/python3 __ def clearly(): __print("I'd like to win a key") __ def main(): __clearly() __exit(0) __ main()

Please use #!/usr/bin/env in your scripts ;)

There is no reason to use "env" as per this article. Admittedly, it might help with platform portability to use "env".

I run Linux with Python2 and Python3 installed. This makes it nice and clear which one is being used.

The Steam Play whitelist just had a large update including The Witness and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
6 October 2018 at 1:21 pm UTC Likes: 3

The other day, I was going through my Humble unclaimed keys (mainly due to the unclaimed ones being Windows titles). I've been claiming some of the ones that are appealing, and adding them to my Steam account. It'll be pretty cool being able to play many of them (easily) as Proton continues to improve. Also the fact that when they are played it shows up as Linux play is great too.

Some examples of games I claimed:
Rusty Lake: Roots, Domina, Western Press, Westerado: Double Barreled, Sam & Max season 1, Sam & Max season 2, Tower 57, The Sexy Brutale, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Telltale: Texas Hold 'Em, Puzzle Agent, Puzzle Agent 2, Poker Night at the Inventory, Killing Floor 2.

Quite happy that some of those claims turned out to be in the new Valve Supported List.

Meanwhile, I also own those two Wolfenstein titles (TOB, TNO), and I've been twitching to give one a go.

A new Humble Monthly is available with HITMAN, 7 Days to Die and Hollow Knight
5 October 2018 at 6:49 pm UTC Likes: 1

I've hit upon the issue that has been happening a fair bit in the past few months, namely a Games Bundle is announced e.g. this one - the November 2018 Monthly - and I already own two of the three games mentioned. Still, I do want the remaining title, Hollow Knight.

It's a similar story with the Overwhelmingly Positive Bundle 2 (already got Nuclear Throne, Soma) leaving 3 semi-appealing Linux titles. And then other bundles, sigh.

Meanwhile, I'm happy with the October Monthly, which is now fully revealed. Here are the titles in it:

Dungeons III (Linux)
American Truck Simulator (Linux)
Hidden Folks (Linux)
Gremlin's Inc (Linux)
We Were Here Too (Linux)
Old Man's Journey (Windows)
Overwatch (Windows)
Wandersong (Windows, humble original)
Ollie and Bollie Outdoor Estate (Windows, humble original)
& Humble Trove access

There are a number of Linux titles there, and amazingly I didn't already own any of them.

Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor enters Early Access and it's fantastic, you can win a key
5 October 2018 at 2:59 pm UTC

#!/usr/bin/python3 __ def clearly(): __print("I'd like to win a key") __ def main(): __clearly() __exit(0) __ main()

Sci-fi single-player survival game Planet Nomads is currently pretty broken on Linux
1 October 2018 at 6:17 pm UTC

On reading this, I've just given it a go. I have it on my second gaming box, running Mint Linux 17.3 Cinnamon, and it loaded up and played fine during my little test. Noting that this Debian/Ubuntu-based Linux is not as up-to-date (drivers, kernel) as the one Liam would be using. Another thing I noted - It is a game in Early Access, so I'd be expecting problems come with the territory.

Ashes 2063, an impressive total conversion for Doom II, has released its first episode
29 September 2018 at 6:03 pm UTC

ageresNo, you don't need to register. Don't you see that big inscription "GO HERE FOR DOWNLOADS" on the mod's page?

Thanks. Sorted now.

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