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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Single-Player releases in November
3 June 2021 at 10:34 pm UTC

AUR and Luxtorpeda did not work for me, but RealRTCW 3.2 (nosteam) did (i.e. commit 5ebf54e):
 
git clone https://github.com/wolfetplayer/RealRTCW.git
cd RealRTCW
git checkout -f 5ebf54e
make


Got the resulting necessary files here:
$HOME/RealRTCW/build/release-linux-x86_64/

Had to put my purchased RTCW and downloaded RealRTCW (modcorner) pk3's in $HOME/.realrtcw/main

RealRTCW 3.2 linux-x86_64

GZDoom 4.6.0 rolls out with widescreen graphics for Heretic and Hexen
25 May 2021 at 8:04 pm UTC

Quoting: ageres
Quoting: Avehicle7887I was always under the impression Hexen/Heretic already had widescreeen support :D
It's sprites for melee weapons that were extended to the right. For example, that's how original punching looks like:
https://i.imgur.com/h4oT2.png
If your display is wider, it doesn't look good.
I just tried it out. The bar below also seems fixed:
GZDoom 4.5.0
GZDoom 4.6.0

Quoting: Avehicle7887Amazing release, I was always under the impression Hexen/Heretic already had widescreeen support :D

Been playing Blade of Agony lately, solid 10/10 commercial quality grade game.
Blade of Agony is the best GZDoom mod game I've ever seen. Played episode 1 (on GZDoom 4.5.0), so I will continue now with episode 2 (on GZDoom 4.6.0). Let's hope they stay compatible. ;)

SPRAWL is an upcoming hardcore cyberpunk FPS set in a huge megalopolis
18 May 2021 at 12:01 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: scaineGiven that GhostRunner only launched late last year, I'd be gobsmacked if there's any inspiration here. I get what you mean though, especially with the ghostly-voice-in-your-head narrative. Very similar.
My sound was turned off, so I did not even know about the ghostly-voice-in-your-head. I was more talking about the sword+cyberpunk+bullettime (in combination with Mirror's Edge running).

Anyway, don't get my wrong. I want SPRAWL to be a success. :)

SPRAWL is an upcoming hardcore cyberpunk FPS set in a huge megalopolis
18 May 2021 at 11:30 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: win8linuxThis game seems to have influences from old-school id shooters, DOOM (2016), DOOM Eternal, and Source games (HL2 in particular). Could be one to watch closely.
Chances are high I will buy and play this. But c'mon... How is this not a Ghostrunner-clone? Unless the developers started their work before that gameplay came out. I read that SPRAWL is inspired by other games like Mirror's Edge... And as it happens... Ghostrunner also took many elements from the Mirror's Edge games.

GitHub restores a fork of the cross-platform reverse-engineered GTA III and Vice City code
12 May 2021 at 12:58 pm UTC Likes: 4

I completed Vice City using the reverse engineered code. I would now give the game a better recommendation because of the improved gameplay and configurability (on Linux, ultrawide high resolution, adjustable FPS using Ctrl+M).

I had only one issue in which I had to temporarily decrease the FPS at the mission "Naval Engagement" to continue.

Like Liam, I don't get why companies would want to miss out on "retroactive" purchases of their old games, and instead spend money on lawyers. Retronerds (who want to play old games using new technology) seem like a great target audience to me.

Free Game Thursday - check out Office Point Rescue Deja Vu a new retro FPS
10 May 2021 at 9:54 pm UTC

Quoting: CalinouUnfortunately, if the developer didn't plan for it, that's not possible.
Too bad. I was kinda hoping I could fix it (as a user) by e.g. hex editing or some Godot hack.

Free Game Thursday - check out Office Point Rescue Deja Vu a new retro FPS
6 May 2021 at 9:59 pm UTC

Anybody know how to get this working on an ultrawide? :) It is stretched fullscreen.

Have a NZXT Kraken? You can use GKraken to configure it on Linux
4 March 2021 at 10:08 pm UTC

So I tried this out on Arch.

I got GKraken working using the AUR. With a clean Linux install I had to (re)compile python-injector and after that gkraken (both using makepkg -sci).

I followed the git page instruction to manually add the udev rule (for the Z73 in my case). After a reboot I had user privileges for GKraken.

Thanks for this post! I needed this.

First-person shooter Prodeus enters Early Access today, Linux (and macOS) to come later
11 November 2020 at 11:22 pm UTC

I supported Prodeus on Kickstarter because of GNU/Linux support. Okay, they did not meet their target for Early Access. But I only feel "had" when the devs release the full version sooner than its GNU/Linux support. At that moment I really feel I paid for something I did not order.

First-person shooter Prodeus enters Early Access today, Linux (and macOS) to come later
11 November 2020 at 8:02 pm UTC

My preference is also a game that runs natively on GNU/Linux.
As for GOG, DRM-free is better of course.
However, unlike the Steam launcher, I seem to have some trouble launching GOG Galaxy 2.0 in a supported way. ;)
That people are so hooked on Lutris makes me a little sad.