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Space sim 'Helium Rain' has left Early Access, code is open source
14 October 2018 at 11:25 am UTC

Has anyone had any success playing it with a Steam Controller? The game seems to run fine, but it does not recognize the left and right stick button clicks, which by default are used to roll – so no way for me to manually dock to a station with a controller.

There are alternative controller profiles which do not use sticks to roll, but they use those buttons for other controls…

I guess I could just map the stick clicks to Q and E keys, but I don’t like hacking around half-working features.

First-person adventure about sunken Russian sub KURSK to have a delayed Linux release
9 October 2018 at 6:34 pm UTC

einherjar
ArehandoroGames that are based in historical scenarios are a great way to manipulate and change certain aspects of what in reality happened.

Yeah, and the russians perhaps have found out, that video games are a great part of information war.
You need a better story than "our ship failed because of technical issues", make a cool game with the story "an enemy spy caused the problem"...

Well. This particular game is being made by a Polish studio (including some former CDPR employees).

(Although some Russians, at least voice actors, must be working on the game.)

Linux market share on Steam now at a 16 month high after a rounding error was fixed
4 October 2018 at 9:41 am UTC Likes: 3

Steam Survey shows Linux increase at +0.11%, which suggests they also revised the previous month and it puts it at 0.67% instead of 0.59% (before they reported 0.12% increase from 0.59% to 0.71%).

SC Controller driver and UI version 0.4.5 is out, last release for a while
24 September 2018 at 4:01 pm UTC

I don’t have Dead Cells, but I haven’t had any problems remapping it for Borderlands 2, BioShock Infinite, Victor Vran, Graveyard Keeper, West of Loathing, Stardew Valley, and some more…

I only used sc-controller while experimanting with a few non-Steam and wine games. As I hardly play anything outside of Steam now, I haven’t really use sc-controller for half a year now.

SC Controller driver and UI version 0.4.5 is out, last release for a while
24 September 2018 at 2:02 pm UTC

PinballWizardThis is a big deal- also, why on earth doesn't the steam controller configuration work on the linux client for steam? They have their own Ubuntu-based distribution this is meant to run on so why on earth doesn't it work in Ubuntu itself?

What? Steam Controller on Linux Steam works perfectly well, at least for native games. This tool is helpful for games outside of Steam, for those people who don’t want to use Steam client (the other way to get SC working for non-Steam games is to add them to the Steam library, like one would probably do eg. on Windows).

EDIT: OK, one exception to the perfectly well part. For some reason there is no force-feedback available for Steam Controller on Linux with the Steam client.

SC Controller driver and UI version 0.4.5 is out, last release for a while
23 September 2018 at 9:00 pm UTC Likes: 5

DolusPeople ARE leaving Linux over this.

People were also leaving, or even didn’t bother to try to get their code merged, over lack of the CoC and abusive language on the mailing list. You can’t have both.

I’d rather have people not fear trying to contribute to Linux.

SC Controller driver and UI version 0.4.5 is out, last release for a while
23 September 2018 at 8:46 pm UTC Likes: 1

Dolus
silmethAnd what’s IMO is worth pointing out – the kernel maintainers remain the same kernel maintainers. There are no personal changes into some hidden “SJW infiltrators”, whoever that would be.

Oh, really? You sure about that?

https://twitter.com/_sagesharp_/status/1042769399596437504

Yes. I am sure about that.

What you linked is a Twitter thread by someone who currently is not a kernel maintainer¹ and who’s themself wrote “I am no longer a part of the Linux kernel community”. When the list of kernel maintainers changes because of this, and without careful evaluation by current maintainers, then you can ping me again.

This is basically an independent, although related to the project in the past, observer’s opinion on the matter. They have full right to express it just as you have.

¹ Although it seems they’d been a USB driver maintainer in the past – so if this person is your “SJW infiltrator”, I have bad news for you, the kernel’s been infiltrated for good 9 years now…

SC Controller driver and UI version 0.4.5 is out, last release for a while
23 September 2018 at 5:16 pm UTC Likes: 7

And what’s IMO is worth pointing out – the kernel maintainers remain the same kernel maintainers. There are no personal changes into some hidden “SJW infiltrators”, whoever that would be.

It’s just the same people who’ve been already maintaining the Linux kernel for some time, finally openly committing to be mindful of other people’s feelings when dealing with them, to not shit on other people when they dislike them or their work. That’s it. This should have happened earlier.

Why did they go with the CoC authored by Coraline Ada Ehmke? Perhaps because it is a sensible one, very widely known and adopted by many other projects, and using an open license. Why wouldn’t they use it?

SC Controller driver and UI version 0.4.5 is out, last release for a while
23 September 2018 at 4:09 pm UTC Likes: 7

So the whole drama is because of a political activist, who is not a kernel maintainer, trolling on Twitter, cause they like seeing right-wing people going crazy on the Internetz. Yay.

They may be the CoC author, but they don’t actually have any power over the kernel maintainers and their CoC interpretation and enforcement.

einherjarI think these SJW people are like cancer. They don't behave like people, who want to make the world a better place. I have the feeling, its more like STASI.
And the same one could say about any Internet troll with political agenda.

Let me know when kernel maintainers actually ban someone from contributing without having good reasons and careful evaluation of the case.

Valve have now pushed out all the recent beta changes in Steam Play's Proton to everyone
13 September 2018 at 8:27 pm UTC

I wonder if (when?) they plan to upgrade the wine version on which Proton is based. I believe some problems (perhaps Ōkami HD not launching under Steam Play, as it supposedly works in Wine + DXVK) would be fixed by using newer wine instead of 3.7.

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