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What are you playing on Linux this weekend and what do you think about it?
19 May 2018 at 6:11 pm UTC

I am playing Portal 2 user made test chambers and collecting rest of the documents and coin caches in finished Rise of the Tomb Raider.

The latest Steam Client update is out, breaks gamepads in Big Picture Mode on Linux & SteamOS
19 May 2018 at 5:26 am UTC

Latest Steam update fixed the general gamepad support bug for a PS3 controller and Steam recognise it again. Too bad that Valve does not fix Portal 2 single player test chamber download time out bug that is 5 years old. No wonder Feral is not using Steam controller API for Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Rise of the Tomb Raider tested on AMD RX 580
1 May 2018 at 6:43 am UTC

I did finish TR2016 yesterday. It took 20 hours and first half of the game is beautiful and entertaining. I needed walk trough information from the second half of the game a couple of times. Fights harden towards end of the game and the right stick of the PS3 controller needed some adjusting to make aiming more precise. Fights needed to repeat many times at the end of the game and when I succeeded it was a surprise. Repeating fights is boring and the final end is really boring.

The game is worth of 16.5 euros that I paid, but not for 50 euros what is the price now. I got TR2013 for 4 euros from Steam sale.

Benchmark overall result is 45 fps at fullhd medium quality settings with RX560 and Ryzen 5 1600. RADV works fine and no problems with latest Oibaf ppa Mesa and my custom amd-staging-drm-next kernel.

Disable general gamepad support in Steam for a PS3 controller.

We’ve teamed up with GOG for the Ubuntu 18.04 release, we have some keys to give away
28 April 2018 at 2:54 am UTC

Fixed release distributions have old and buggy software. Not good for anyone. Rolling release distributions is modern computing. Best is Debian testing Xfce with custom kernel and Oibaf ppa Mesa.

xfce@ryzenpc:~$ inxi -bM
System: Host: ryzenpc Kernel: 4.16.0-rc7+ x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4
Distro: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid
Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B350M-K v: Rev X.0x serial: N/A UEFI: American Megatrends
v: 4008 date: 04/13/2018
CPU: 6-Core: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 type: MT MCP speed: 2840 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Baffin [Polaris11] driver: amdgpu v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon,vesa
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 560 Series (POLARIS11 DRM 3.26.0 4.16.0-rc7+ LLVM 6.0.0)
v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.0-devel

Sci-fi mystery 'The Station' has released, it’s a short but memorable experience
21 February 2018 at 4:40 pm UTC

[quote=PublicNuisance]
debianxfceSo in conclusion as for Dead Space being "better" than The Station I say "So what ?".

So it is not allowed to present a free game in the same genre. Conclusion, move to NK to restrict freedom of expression.

Sci-fi mystery 'The Station' has released, it’s a short but memorable experience
21 February 2018 at 10:03 am UTC

The 10 years old Dead Space game looks better, is longer and it is free currently. Works fine with wine-staging, just disable the Origin client overlay and v-sync.

The dead space game

Wine 3.2 released with gamepad improvements and more Direct3D work
18 February 2018 at 7:17 pm UTC

Shmerl
KimyrielleSooo...what keeps them from merging the Staging patches into the main branch anyway? If they have been used for that long, should think they are proven to work, no?

Code quality. Many Wine staging patches are hacks that work for some titles and make things worse for others. I.e. there is a benefit of using them selectively when you need a narrow tailored Wine version, but as a whole they can't be accepted upstream.

You are writing about vanilla wine. Without it there is no playonlinux with prefixes for every game.

Wine 3.2 released with gamepad improvements and more Direct3D work
18 February 2018 at 7:14 pm UTC

Shmerl
debianxfceFor Debian and other distributions use wine-staging. It does support Origin and Uplay when vanilla wine does not. winecfg does have a Staging tab with the csmt option.

Wine staging is gone, so better get used to regular Wine now if you want up to date features.

BS, csmt have been long in wine-staging and wine-staging supports more games than vanilla wine, see winehq appdb.

Wine 3.2 released with gamepad improvements and more Direct3D work
18 February 2018 at 2:12 pm UTC

Shmerl
ArehandoroDoes anyone know why Wine 3.1 or 3.2 even has not made yet to Debian sid?

For Debian, use WineHQ repo. Maintainers update Wine packages very rarely for it in the Debian repo.

For Debian and other distributions use wine-staging. It does support Origin and Uplay when vanilla wine does not. winecfg does have a Staging tab with the csmt option.

wine-staging

Wine 3.2 released with gamepad improvements and more Direct3D work
18 February 2018 at 2:29 am UTC

ArehandoroDoes anyone know why Wine 3.1 or 3.2 even has not made yet to Debian sid?

Debian maintainers and many others believe that years old buggy software and fixed point release operating systems are stable. Arch Linux follows latest software releases and Manjaro Linux is easy to install. However Arch Linux does not have so many software packages than Debian has. For me zynaddsubfx-dssi is important and that is only in Debian.

You can find wine 3.1 devel from the winehq repository. Install the winehq-devel package. According to winehq, it will continue to update.

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