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The first release candidate for Wine 3.0 is now available for testing, fixes for The Witcher 3 included
8 December 2017 at 10:46 pm UTC Likes: 1

It would be nice if they could do something more for GTA V.

This is a tremendously important game for the spread of Linux.

But for God's sake, I don't want to nag. The wine team is doing a great job.

Here's another way to look at the Linux market share on Steam
4 December 2017 at 11:31 pm UTC

ageresSteamspy says there are 275 million active users on Steam. 0.27% is about 750 thousand. Maybe it's true that Linux users migrate to Windows? Before PUBG and China, there were 150m and 1% respectively, which gave us 1.5 million of Linux users.

Not necessarily. If Linux gamers play less, the percentages go down and those of Windows go up.

When Valve started with Linux in 2013, people usually played CS, L4D, TF or Dota. GTA V was only available for the consoles and PUBG did not exist. So the most popular games on Steam have been available for Linux in the first years. But today's evergreens like GTA V, PUBG or Rocket League are not controlled by Valve any more. Only for Rocket League they managed to organize a Linux port. Rocket League is usually number one in the Steam sales charts.

Here's another way to look at the Linux market share on Steam
3 December 2017 at 7:50 am UTC

ageresThe most popular Steam games in China are Windows-only GTA V and PUBG, so even if there are millions of Linux users in China, they see no point joining Steam. Maybe if these games got Linux versions, we would see growth of Linux market share because of Chinese Linux users.

These games are also very popular outside China. In the past, CS had the omnipresence of PUBG. Now we see the old chicken or the egg dilemma. Valve had bridged that for a while. Unfortunately, the market has never really accepted it.

I think it will only change fundamentally when cloud gaming like Playstation Now becomes more widespread. Linux will undoubtedly play a more important role, as companies like Valve would otherwise become completely dependent on Microsoft. But with cloud gaming it doesn't really matter what you use as a client system.

Linux market share on Steam drops again as Steam continues to grow
2 December 2017 at 8:04 pm UTC

Valve no longer lists the different distributions. Only Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS 64 bit and others:

Linux market share on Steam drops again as Steam continues to grow
2 December 2017 at 7:52 pm UTC Likes: 7

And Windows 10 drops again by 4.97%.

VP's ARMA 3 1.76 beta now out, compatible with Windows for now
13 November 2017 at 10:17 pm UTC

There is no steamos icon. But if I buy it I can play it on my Linux box?

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31 October 2017 at 3:43 pm UTC Likes: 3

Got a free Steam key for Layers of Fear today. Thank you!

SuperTuxKart 0.9.3 RC1 released as the 'Halloween Update'
30 October 2017 at 3:50 pm UTC

Crossplay between Android and PC?

Wine 3.0 expected this year with Direct3D 11, roadmap for future releases includes OpenGL Core contexts
30 October 2017 at 2:18 pm UTC

Does this mean full DX11 support? For example: Could I play then GTA V in DX11 mode?

F1 2017 is officially coming to Linux, releasing November 2nd from Feral Interactive
28 October 2017 at 8:55 am UTC Likes: 1

I'm very pleasantly surprised that they offer it with Vulkan.

This could mean that the differences between Metal and Vulkan are not so big, which would be generally very positive for Linux. Linux ports has often developed piggyback with the Mac ports in the past.

Well, I'm starting to think about a steering wheel. Recommendations?

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