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The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
8 August 2020 at 1:21 pm UTC Likes: 2

It is "X4: Foundations" for me again. Now with LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet and "XTools" game resource extraction utility at hand (I wonder, does it count as using WINE for gaming?) to make my own strategy on how to pwn the Galaxy as fast as possible.

I'm reading faction fleet quotas as of right now. Not that impressed by the maximum allowed (and even more so per-sector) Argon battle fleet strength, no wonder The Holy Order basically squashes them like a bugs (they are). :)

X4: Foundations update 3.30 arrives with a crew transfer system overhaul
3 August 2020 at 5:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: TheSHEEEPDid you actually play the game?
In something larger than the smallest ship?
I am not beko, but… Why would one use anything other than "the smallest ship"?

Anything other than a modded-out Chimera with Split Mk4 Combat Engines is soooo slow (technically, the Pegasus and T scouts are faster, but one can not pilot T and Pegasus is almost useless as a fighter).
But if you insist on being "large and in charge", there are turret control settings. Just set them to "Attack My Current Enemy" ant they shall be quiet and behaving if you do not actually select the "enemy" station in question.

Besides, if you are that close to an NPC station while fighting enemies, you should rethink your piloting strategy: close proximity to a station strips you of maneuverability: no dashes, no tactical repositioning, no engine-sniping, just plain-old board-to-board line battle. These board-to-board battles are meant for "Linear Ships" (suited for "Line of Battle" tactics ) i. e. "Battleships". And we know the only battleships in the game are Xenon ones.

X4: Foundations update 3.30 arrives with a crew transfer system overhaul
3 August 2020 at 3:48 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: bekoNice, it is indeed available now. Odd that this happens always minutes after complaining
Corollary: We shall complain more.

Looks like the recent upwards trend of the Linux market share has calmed down
3 August 2020 at 3:29 pm UTC

X

Seriously though, this hardly matters. So far we did not see many core underlying shifts in OS distribution channels, with only one company (I forgot which one, Dell or Lenovo) starting to optionally provide pre-installed Linux on some notebooks. The rest are just "recommending" (yeah, we know of the deal they made to get certification/cheap licenses) "Windows™ 10™". ;)

X4: Foundations update 3.30 arrives with a crew transfer system overhaul
3 August 2020 at 2:41 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: beko
Quoting: Alm888"Hold it right there, villain! In the name of The Moon, we will punish you!"
🤣 you killed me
Ah, sorry, I have just misquoted the Teladi rep. :)

For anyone interested though, the correct quote is "Stop your attack immediately! You will now suffer the consequences!".

X4: Foundations update 3.30 arrives with a crew transfer system overhaul
3 August 2020 at 1:56 pm UTC Likes: 3

It has arrived on last Thursday, AFAIK.

But not on GOG, of course.

Quoting: beko
Quoting: TheSHEEEPOnly 2-3 years remaining until playability...

I assume they still haven't fixed the bug/idiotic design that shots which hit your allies turn them hostile towards you so that whenever you try to aid an ally you actually end up at war with them.
Oh my…

* That's only temporary - just leave for a while
* Watch Your Fire!
* Does iirc not apply for OOS fights (no friendly fire computation)
This. :)

Plus, there are far more concerning issues than troubles of a player who does not care where he/she is firing a six-barreled machinegun.

War with Argon in Teladi space, for example: it is apparently totally OK for Argon ships to blast you away right in front of (presumably, allied to you) Teladi (both factions) without repercussions, but the instant you return fire…
"Hold it right there, villain! In the name of The Moon, we will punish you!"

UPDATE: Now it is available on GOG.

EVERSPACE 2 continues to shape up in Alpha, shows off second star system
30 July 2020 at 8:49 pm UTC

"Now, we won’t be getting EVERSPACE 2 supported on Linux…"
This reminds me a lot of other projects. IMO, "Unreal Engine == Stay Away". That's why I never pre-order.

I always have said: Release it on Linux, and we will will talk, but not sooner.

Synergia is a vibrant cyberpunk visual novel that stands out and it's available now
28 July 2020 at 7:29 am UTC Likes: 4

To be fair, that user just got confused by Steam™'s warning and was under impression it would not run on Catalina because it is "not 32-bit compatible" (which means it is a 64-bit game) and the developer confirmed that several users have reported the game working just fine in Catalina (which it should be as a 64-bit game).

Ron Gilbert, developer of Thimbleweed Park is switching to Linux
27 July 2020 at 1:24 pm UTC Likes: 2

The fact we are starting to see Mac refugees on Linux means something truly terrible have happened there. Normally that crowd would swear by MacOS.

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