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Hello Games continue fixing up Linux issues for No Man's Sky in Steam Play
13 September 2019 at 12:57 pm UTC Likes: 1

NanobangI'm actually worried that if I buy No Man's Sky I'll never play anything else ever again. Their improving the Linux performance isn't helping.
I thought that about a lot of games. The reality is that after some time you switch to one of the other games and then switch back. I've already done 172 hours on no man's sky, ever since I've heard that it worked on proton. But then I needed to switch back to fortresscraft, and now I am playing oxygen not included, waiting for my new video card to arrive so I can play No man's sky again, add another 100 hours or so...
Actually I am postponing certain games so I can play them on my Smach Z.

Try the demo of the amusingly quirky point & click adventure Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac
13 September 2019 at 12:01 pm UTC

Obviously it's the speed in which the watt.carrot increases. And that speed is 3. Sheez.

GTA: San Andreas is being remade (unofficially) in Unity and it supports Linux
6 September 2019 at 11:31 am UTC Likes: 2

Liam Dawe
razing32Curios about one thing.
Won't Rockstar DMCA-nuke this into the ground ??
It requires you own the original game to play it, so they shouldn't be able to do anything. If they do and they manage to succeed, it would put basically any other similar project in a grey area: openXcom, OpenMW, OpenRA and so on.
DMCA-nuke actually means threatening with so much legal shit without even going legal, that even if you are right, it does not really matter. There are 2 ways you can defend against that: comply, or money up for the actual legal defense.
Now seriously: who is going to invest so much time and money into a legal war, just to be able to program it.

Looks like the Smach Z handheld gaming unit is getting an upgrade
25 August 2019 at 10:44 pm UTC Likes: 1

If you have anything to test, I will test it when I get it.
For now the Smach Z Pro has been cheaper than the WIN2 for me. The WIN2 added VAT to the import, which made it much more expensive than the Smach Z Pro, as the Smach Z is build in europe. So there is no import duties, nor VAT anymore.
The WIN2 has been lying dead for a while waiting for a replacement battery, and in my eyes is not really intended for Linux usage. The BIOS is not exactly good, and needed a lot of kernel workarounds to get the matching of the BIOS quirks working.

Survival game Stranded Deep has an absolutely huge update out now
15 August 2019 at 12:44 pm UTC Likes: 4

You made me buy rust, and now you want to make me buy "Stranded Deep". Well, so be it.

What have you been clicking on this weekend?
5 August 2019 at 8:35 am UTC Likes: 1

Fortresscraft Evolved is still eating away at my CPU. I feel like it's too addictive, I need to step back for a month or so. But I need to automate that last part to be able to process all free resources.
Dominatrix simulator is too hard on my thinkpad T430 with R9-270 as expresscard eGPU to submit to. I had to use the save word.

Ubuntu LTS releases (and so derivatives too) to get updated NVIDIA drivers without PPAs
12 July 2019 at 11:09 am UTC Likes: 1

Nice, then I might need an upgrade of my NVidia hardware too on my laptop. Oh wait...
But are they seriously going to support 3 or 4 revisions of NVidia drivers on LTS? (Mostly depends on which generation NVidia decided to stop supporting your hardware).
Or is this only for the latest generation?

The former Paradox Interactive CEO thinks "platform holders" 30% cut is "outrageous"
2 July 2019 at 1:04 pm UTC

DedaleBut -for what it's worth- i recall posts i had read from BOOK publishers who explained why their ebooks were actually not cheaper than the paper ones. It was because the infrastructure to distribute them was more expensive. Networks of computer did cost them more than printing presses, paper and shipping. The computer people paid to maintain such infrastructure was more expensive than librarians.
That's true, if you use DRM. They have to pay DRM license, hosting at adobe and whatever kind of crap they pull to keep it locked down. It's false if your books are DRM free.
So I always buy DRM free. And they are indeed cheaper than physical books.

The former Paradox Interactive CEO thinks "platform holders" 30% cut is "outrageous"
2 July 2019 at 10:18 am UTC

gradyvuckovicI feel like so many people, including the Paradox CEO and Epic Games CEO, just completely ignore the fact that it's not strictly a 30% cut on purpose and just feel the need to constantly say '30%' as a form of misinformation.
They also seem to leave out any information about what Valve is actually spending money on, what none of the other companies are doing: R&D... open R&D that benefit those other companies too.
If Valve did not exist, we were probable locked into a store with DX10 as the best graphics API, paying $120 for a game.
People need to adjust to the idea that development costs money, and Valve can take a fee from a sale to pour that into development. In return the development usually benefits all.
Wine took huge leaps, and wine is also used on androids to play old windows games (with an x86 emulation layer).
If this continues, we could be playing DX12 games on android, without involvement of Valve...
So yeah, all those other stores should first make a list of unselfish contributions they made to the gaming industry.
If none, screw them.
For now it is Steam, GOG, humblebundle or itch.io that I will be supporting. In that order though, I am lazy.

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