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Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
3 April 2020 at 1:10 am UTC

PatolaThe first link you posted does not confirm your position, on the contrary, some of the comments show a player getting a Tier-3 paintjob (and I've also taken those from missions too, although I don't remember which was).
"Path to Glory" is a tier 3 paintjob. Which means absolutely nothing. Its "drop rate" is equal to a tier 1 "Opportunity": just take and finish an appropriate guild mission for the faction in the list.
PatolaThe second link does not have any information regarding the game not having the paintjobs on the missions.
It has. Exactly 1 paintjob per faction (see the list).
PatolaAnd from where did you take this list?
I've made it myself based on my 500+ hours in the game and dozens of completed guild missions (normal missions never have paintjob as reward). Chances there are super rare "once in a blue moon" rewards with some paintjobs other than in the list are minuscule.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
2 April 2020 at 2:17 pm UTC

Patola
Alm888
PatolaYou can earn every prize through regular missions.
Not true. As I wrote above, some paintjobs are on-line exclusive.
I doubt it. Which ones? What is your source?
The usual stuff:Without mods players are basically limited to 6 paitjobs (besides default one):
ARG: Forty Two
ANT: The Vindicator
HOP: Path to Glory
PAR: Garbage Disposal Unit 3
TEL: Opportunity
SCA: The Scream
And that's it.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
2 April 2020 at 8:10 am UTC

devlandSome people say that you need to be online and create an account in order to upgrade your ship. Is that still a thing?
Not entirely true, no. AFAIK, upgrading a ship was never tied to on-line status. That is so since version 2.50 (initial release), dunno for the earlier beta-versions.

EgoSoft account and Steam DRM connection were still needed for certain things: obtaining some on-line exclusive paintjobs for ships (purely aesthetic) or unlocking alternative gamestarts (done via checking for certain achievement on Steam). This means GOG users were out of luck with the gamestarts (at least up to 2.60HF2).

Regardless, none of the above prevents meaningful ship upgrades (changing of equipment etc.).
gojulI own all the X- games but not this one.
In other words, you don't own all the X-games.
PatolaYou can earn every prize through regular missions.
Not true. As I wrote above, some paintjobs are on-line exclusive.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta Driver out for Linux - helping DOOM Eternal on Steam Play
2 April 2020 at 7:54 am UTC

QuoteAdded a workaround for Linux Steam Play title DOOM Eternal, which overrides application requested memory locations
Wait, WHAT?!
In other words, "DOOM Eternal" has instructions to specifically place resources in system RAM instead of VRAM if ran on Linux? I mean, Windows® users do not encounter the "resources are in RAM" issue, that mean developers deliberately wrote the application to misbehave on Linux. That's a sabotage!

Collabora partnered with Microsoft to get OpenGL and OpenCL on DirectX
24 March 2020 at 4:50 pm UTC Likes: 6

Well, it might technically be beneficial for Microsoft®, considering Windows' current sore state of built-in OpenGL implementation (I think it is something like "OpenGL 1.1") and could make some vendor-locked-in devices (like "Microsoft Surface") to be somewhat useful. Or to help AMDGPU-powered devices to s**k a little less in OpenGL applications (it would be nice to have a comparison to official AMD OpenGL stack)…

But, honestly, using "DirectX 12" is like betting on a dead horse. I mean, who needs DX12 when we have Vulkan? On the other hand, DX12 is all Microsoft® has, so they are out of options…

The GOG Spring Sale is on - giving away the 'Witcher Goodies Collection' for 48 hours
16 March 2020 at 8:31 pm UTC Likes: 5

mirv
Shmerl
Gentlemen, you are derailing the thread!

It is about GOG's sale, not Feral's folly.

The GOG Spring Sale is on - giving away the 'Witcher Goodies Collection' for 48 hours
16 March 2020 at 6:59 pm UTC Likes: 2

Due to extremely poor service, I decided to limit my number of purchases on GOG to 4 annually (once per quarter), and their limit for the first quarter has already been spent.

Oh, and I won't touch this "whitcher goodies" so-called gift even with a 10 meter pole! Good luck selling me any "CDProjekt RED" related ware after TW3 debacle.
ShmerlThey worry too much about their DRM, so GOG users don't need to worry about them.
I don't think Feral®'s choice is due to DRM (at least in the first place). If it was, they would be inserting 3rd-party DRM solutions themselves (like, "Always Online" checks), which is not the case.

Most probably, they rely on Steam for monetization, being "publishers" for Linux versions and bypassing original "publisher" when it comes to sale accounting. GOG does not provide this "segregation" functionality hence, does not have working mechanism to determine when a porter gets paid for its work (due to Linux sale) and when not, and original "publishers" are not eager to give a porter its cut from all sales (99% of which have nothing to do with Linux, considering GOG virtually surrendered Linux market to Steam without a fight).

That being said, Feral could organize DRM-free sales from its own "store", but instead it is just a Steam™ key reselling masquerade. Feral sure is hanging tight on Steam™ and won't see a sell from me till this changes.

MangoHud, the excellent Linux overlay layer adds OpenGL support in addition to Vulkan
15 March 2020 at 1:18 pm UTC Likes: 1

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Did not find CMake 'cmake'
Found CMake: NO

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Run-time dependency x11 found: NO (tried pkgconfig)
meson.build:99:2: ERROR: Dependency "x11" not found, tried pkgconfig

<…>
meson.build:21:0: ERROR: Compiler gcc -m32 can not compile programs.
<…>
So that's where i am, any ideas?
I have at least three!
1) you need to install "cmake" building system;
2) you need to install x11 development package ("libX11-devel");
3) your c compiler/linker can not produce 32-bit executables because most probably you do not have 32-bit version of "glibc-devel" (development files for GNU C Library) installed. This is most probably needed only for 32-bit version of "MangoHud" and is not what you want. Maybe you can disable 32-bit version compilation in the script? Or, just install the package.

Regardless, it is easier to just download pre-compiled utility.

SDL 2, the hugely important cross-platform development library updated to 2.0.12
11 March 2020 at 2:37 pm UTC

Previously, some folk on Egosoft forums has complained having two identical devices results in wrong detection. I hope this has finally been resolved.

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