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The beautiful space combat game 'EVERSPACE' finally lands on Linux in an unofficial form
12 September 2017 at 5:11 pm UTC

I already bought this to try out on VIVE, Win 10. But will definitely try in on my Linux install tonight. Ubuntu 17, AMD R9 390.

So if it works on that, I will be impressed.

The HTC Vive just had a price cut, VR just became a little more accessible
22 August 2017 at 12:10 am UTC

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QuoteHas this price cut made you more likely to buy one

Nope.

Still can't see VR taking off. The PS4 variant's "only" ~£340, and that's still too much to pay for such gimmicky tech in my opinion.

I think it's far from gimmicky but if you're a really active gamer the content can still be a little limited (even on Windows). The tech itself has a fairly wide variety of uses. Not just your traditional gaming but fitness, meditation/relaxation, new kinds of cinematic experiences, social... What it adds to even just the gaming is not some one-time trick as far as I'm concerned. Being able to look around and interact with the game world with your own hands that are perfectly tracked (as opposed to the hopelessly inaccurate Wii-style motion controllers) is a very powerful interface.

Personally I had pretty much stopped playing games because I no longer found them all that interesting and then came along VR. For me it's been a revelation. I do admit it may not be for everyone but that doesn't mean it's a gimmick either. The recent Oculus price drop has sold a lot of headsets so I wouldn't be so sure about it not catching on either.


I felt exactly the same, games were starting to get boring, same genres different skins. But VR, yeah it has re-ignited gaming for me.

Some not so great devs, not taking care of the 'comfort' settings. But then there are those really polished titles, that make it amazing. I have problems with the Zombie-like games cuz when those hoards keep creeping right up to you, or sneaking up behind you, WOW!

Even a few old gems in the library, old games with VR tacked on. On of them was a lunar lander like one. Still had to use the keyboard, but what an experience actually having to fly/float around in a lander, worrying about physics and of course fuel.

Then there are the educational like titles, Google Earth is pretty spiffy. I looked George Washington on Mount Rushmore right in the face!

Btw, I recently moved and left my 46 LCD tv behind as I really stopped watching it. Replaced it with a VIVE, no more expensive than a decent TV.

And as far as hardware to run it on, still using the rig I built in 2010, with RAM upgraded to 24GB, and a Radeon R9, 390. Not the top of the top, but haven't run into too many performance issues.

One caveat. Had to setup a Windows partition just for the VR.

I believe this edition of VIVE will be around for a couple of years still. Definitely can't wait for the next addition for some 4K per eye resolution whenever that comes around. Lighter headset, etc. By that time it will probably be time for a new computer build as well.

I will be all in!

ARK: Survival Evolved full release delayed until the end of August
2 August 2017 at 11:15 pm UTC

I want to say, I am very thankful for the GOL Ark server, and I still do Patreon for that reason as well as principle, and I will still contribute to GOL because of that and more. That's not to say I will stop contributions if the ARK server goes down.

But I have some confessions.

I did go back to Win10 (still have my Linux Part for development things) precisely because I got a Vive, and I was not willing to sacrifice the VR experience because SOME developers who claim to be Linux compliant do not start the dev process with that in mind. Some do, and it is evident in their quality of product.

And because I was already in Win, I retried ARK on the GOL server. What a difference, my card actually performs.

The other confession I have is, today I got the Steam survey when I logged in, and was excited! Then realized I was on Win when it happened... I completed it. sorry.

I still have hopes for the nix gaming, but the performance isn't there. I realize by non-participation, I am making it worse for dev incentive in a small way....

damnit

ARK: Survival Evolved has just had a price increase, it has more than doubled
11 July 2017 at 5:17 pm UTC Likes: 1

I don't know. I am pretty sure I have played other UE games that work just as well on Linux as they do on Windows, so to blame Linux UE....well we know it's the inexperience of the devs to blame. Truly, let's not mince words.

Their inexperience is also evident towards their customer base, as we have seen more than a few times in the past.

I recently got a Vive, excited to try it out on ARK...but I forgot that its VR was only for Oculus. But, they ARE putting Vive support into their upcoming Jurasicc Park ripoff??!?! Who the hell wants to walk through a theme park after actually playing with dinos??.

Ridiculous, I say. Again, displaying their affinity for backwards decisions.


As consolation, I saw Liam submitted a scathing review and I read through the subsequent spaz-attack of uninformed users that don't know that PC also == Linux or that SteamOS is Linux, or anything related to Liams complaints.

Fools and their money...
At least I am only half a fool now...

Addendum:
In trying to get Vive working with ARK (and other VR things for that matter), I decided to re-purpose one of my HDDs to Win 10 for VR. I have played ARK on Win again, and absolutely cannot go back to the Linux version. Although, I will continue my Patreon to GamingOnLinux as I still have hope for the future.

The official GamingOnLinux ARK: Survival Evolved server is live
15 February 2017 at 3:14 am UTC Likes: 3

I just want to say, I am having a fantastic time on the server. The multipliers work for me the way they stand right now as compared to stock(I think the V-Day multiplier is adding to that...). No other players have come over and jumped all over my stuff as I try to build. No bullshit, "you can't do this or that, but you can die because here we tromp all over you for no reason, haha don't be salty, git gud".

I actually like ARK now.

Even despite a few rage quits I have admittedly done as I over-extended my skill level and had to partially rebuild.

If my stuff gets stepped on now, I really COULD accept that. At least I was given some time to complete some objectives.


This, and the live streams (I like playing RL on that sometimes), and all the other Linux Gaming news you provide.

Liam, you just got my first patreon.

Thank you

The official GamingOnLinux ARK: Survival Evolved server is live
5 February 2017 at 6:48 pm UTC

Segata SanshiroHow the hell do you use the global chat? I used INSERT but I think that might be for LAN or something. Want to know where everyone is

Enter key brings up the text global chat for me.

The official GamingOnLinux ARK: Survival Evolved server is live
5 February 2017 at 12:23 am UTC Likes: 1

Thanks for the server, this is wonderful.

The official GamingOnLinux ARK: Survival Evolved server is live
3 February 2017 at 6:46 pm UTC

I had a bad experience a long time ago on an official server from griefers. That, and the friend I played with was a bit bossy/spoiley as he had played it for a while longer than I had.

Tried single player on Linux after that, but it would always crash on start, so I gave up. Then the paid DLC came out and I rage uninstalled it.....


But a private GOL server?

This may change everything.

Jonathan Blow states he is open to a Linux port of The Witness with Vulkan, but never with OpenGL
28 January 2017 at 10:41 pm UTC

Meh

Was looking at that game again, then remembered it was a JBlow product.

I liked Braid, but it didn't transcend existences and blow minds like JB claimed people were too dense to understand. He needs to get over himself.

Actually, most of the devs in "Indie Game: The Movie" infuriated me.

- Fez? Cool game, interesting concept. Phil Fish? Needs a slap.
- Super Meat boy? Again, neat concept. But yet again the dev was the centre of his own solar system (The artist seemed down to Earth however).

Sorry about that rant^.....

I wouldn't even care if he had simply stated reasons they would not port it (or don't even give reasons, I don't care), but just the way he always communicates as if its a burden on his "genius"....

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