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Ion Maiden to officially launch in Q2 2019, new screenshots and another unannounced FPS is teased
23 October 2018 at 6:47 pm UTC Likes: 3

The way I read it, the discussion was about using old technology for retro games. The "high" specs of Ion Maiden were just used as an example for the global discussion.

If you ask me, retro games can perfectly be made with new technology. Retro is about imitating or being inspired by the past.

Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoI agree.
Games with retro graphics must work on retro machines with retro operative systems.

Like.. watching retro movies on retro-VHS recorders? :) What the hell is a retro operative system anyway? :D

Retro means the game seems old, but actually isn't.

Hell, even the EDuke32 engine of Ion Maiden is a newer modified Build engine.

Valve are already pushing ahead with updates to Steam Play's Proton with a beta channel
26 August 2018 at 12:19 pm UTC Likes: 2

Booting games with the Linux Steam client without noticing they are for Windows is great.

Now I will finally pick up Rage and Shadow Warrior 2.

And it is less of a hassle in Linux to get the Windows game files for a Linux Port (GZDoom, OpenLara etc.).

Survival horror 'Prototype Mansion - Used No Cover' sounds like an amusing retro throwback
3 July 2018 at 9:30 pm UTC

I had neither sound nor visual. :D

To get sound, I installed pulseaudio/alsa 32-bit.
To get visual, I set Unity to Fullscreenmode = 0.

Haven't figured out how to get the game fullscreen though. :/

Ion Maiden, a new 3D Realms FPS has launched in Early Access with Linux support
3 March 2018 at 6:06 pm UTC

Quoting: RafiLinux
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoThe Windows installer includes the Linux version called IonMaiden_Linux.bin

I extracted the files and I also installed them via WINE. I read through the text file but the .bin file is not working in any way.

Is there an install method in these readme files?

You do NOT need Wine or Windows.

These are the steps for Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install p7zip-full libsdl2-mixer-2.0.0 # Install 7-zip and SDL2-mixer
$ 7z x IonMaiden_Preview-1.0.exe # Extract downloaded exe with 7-zip
$ chmod +x IonMaiden_Linux.bin # Make Linux binary executable
$ ./IonMaiden_Linux.bin # Execute the binary

Ion Maiden, a new 3D Realms FPS has launched in Early Access with Linux support
1 March 2018 at 9:21 pm UTC

Quoting: MblackwellI believe this is a packaging mistake on the part of 3DR and the exe actually contains the Linux binary when extracted. I will try and get this fixed!

Correct. Thank you.

I downloaded the Windows Installer (IonMaiden_Preview-1.0.exe) to a new folder:

$ sudo pacman -S p7zip sdl2_mixer
$ 7z x IonMaiden_Preview-1.0.exe
$ chmod +x IonMaiden_Linux.bin
$ ./IonMaiden_Linux.bin

Ion Maiden, a new 3D Realms FPS has launched in Early Access with Linux support
1 March 2018 at 8:19 pm UTC

Quoting: HamishSo I bought the game on the 3D Realms website but I am only seeing a Windows installer for the preview campaign. No Linux to be found.
Like Hamish, I only see the Windows installer.

So I posted the question on their 3D Realms board.

SteamOS updated & Steam Client Beta adds support for 2x scaling for those with 4K monitors and more
27 January 2018 at 3:56 pm UTC

Tested with Steam Client on Arch Linux:
Steam -> Settings -> Account -> CHANGE... -> Steam Beta Update -> OK

After restart Steam is in 2x scaling (Large Mode)! :D

Still hoping on 3840x2160 though (Big Picture Mode)...

Fan of the TV series 'Stranger Things'? You might like this fan game on itch
3 October 2016 at 7:17 pm UTC

QuoteI had no problems starting it on Arch Linux. However, it went into a fullscreen mode with a 1:1 pixel ratio, making the actual viewable area for the game pretty tiny at only a 320x200 area of my screen.

You can see the parameters with:

./StrangerThings --help

What I did on Arch was this: ./StrangerThings --gfxfilter stdscale 6

Because I am on 1920(x1080), which is 6 times the games resolution, i.e. 320(x200).