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The Humble Better Futures Bundle is up for more budget gaming
16 September 2020 at 1:33 am UTC

@marcin1509 I also already have most of the games in that bundle, except Road Redemption.
If you're willing to trade for unused keys, PM me ;)

Wine development release 5.17 is out now
15 September 2020 at 11:32 am UTC

OnlyOffice and Softmaker can claim what they want to sell their product, but so far none of the spreadsheet softwares around is on par with Excel 2003 (yes, you read that right, that software from 17 years ago).

As for old softwares, you'd be surprised how many enterprises still runs old office versions today...just because:
- it works,
- it does not require a always-online account to use,
- they already bought it and it was not a subscription,
- Excel for instance did not add any major feature to Excel since 2010 (except the recent LET() function a few months ago, which is huge) (And between 2003 and 2010, only the addition of the table object was a pretty big not much, and not much that the average user will ever use anyway)
- and most of their employees only uses 10% of the software features and clearly does not need the latest thing.

Again, it's not about the age of a software, but about how many people are (still) using it.

Quoting: DebianUseri prefer having all (or as much as possible) 5 years old software working trought wine than having Office 2013 Working
The problem here is the definition of 'working'. Right now Excel 2003, 2013, and 2016 are 'working' under Wine, but with some major flaws for experts users. I'd prefer having an 12 years old Excel 2013 software that works like it is supposed to in all cases, than having all the 5yo softwares segfault on 10% of their features.

Wine development release 5.17 is out now
13 September 2020 at 11:53 am UTC

Getting more games to work is great, and I thank all the contributors to the Wine projet.
However I think the priorities needs to be redirected.
Instead of supporting all the newest games, Wine should focus on solving every single annoyance that _still_ keeps happening with the old versions of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013. This should be Wine if not Codeweavers priority in my humble opinion.

If you want to convert enterprises to Linux, MSOffice is unfortunately a must-have, and therefore efforts should be made to make it run 100% flawlessly; ten years and MSO 2010 still has some rough edges that makes it sometimes unusable or very buggy, hence not usable in a professional environment (and MSO 2013 crashes pretty often or just does not work great).

I'm always stumped to see the latest AAA games runs at 120fps while the wildly more used office 2013 still can't do basic stuff without crashing/being unresponsive :(

tl;dr: Instead of improving some new games that will be use by a few number of users, Wine and Codeweavers should focus their effort on supporting apps that are wildly used in the professional world like MS Office, so that more user could switch over to Linux while still being able to continue working with the tools their company chose.

AntiMicroX, fork of the popular keyboard to gamepad mapping app has a new release
13 September 2020 at 11:24 am UTC Likes: 1

This is where I'm happy to own 4 Steam controllers ;)
Praise be sc-controller

The puzzle series Hexcells gets a huge discount and dark mode
21 August 2020 at 6:07 am UTC

The Hexcells game are great, and for the 'infinite' one, user-created puzzles means it effectively has infinite replayability.
This is great.

For those who wants a harder challenge, I recommend Tametsi, which takes Hexcells to a whole new level.
It's harder, but one could say it's better ;)

Perspective illusion puzzler THE IMPOSSIBLE is out now
8 August 2020 at 11:15 pm UTC

This looks like Evo Explores, minus the colors ;)

Looks like the recent upwards trend of the Linux market share has calmed down
4 August 2020 at 11:57 pm UTC Likes: 2

Please stop spreading stereotype about French people.

I'm not sure why you think we "can't read english"?
Perhaps because most of us who can participate in forums and threads are doing so in a way that makes it hard for you to tell the difference between a native english speaker and us?
Most of my friends, if not all, do speak, read and write English almost fluently.

When you say
Quoting: 3zekielFrench people tend to not be so good at learning languages
, I'd argue it's a fallacy.
However, you are proving that French do have a bad habit of bad mouthing their own country, unfortunately. :/

The 'Update of Plenty' has arrived for Dead Cells - revamping lots
4 July 2020 at 11:50 am UTC

It's a great game.
Too bad after 3 millions copies and 19 updates they still did not manage to support the Steam controller.

Having to close Steam, launch sc-controller with the specific 'dead cells' configuration, then relaunch steam, then launch Dead cells is a chore.

Message for the devs; "Chers développeurs, pensez à vos joueurs et implémenter le support natif du Steam controller sous Linux, merci !"

What have you been playing recently and what's your pick this weekend?
29 June 2020 at 6:30 am UTC

  • I dracula: genesis (works perfectly under Proton)

  • Noita

  • Doom eternal

  • Squarecells

  • Islanders

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