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ReplaySorcery is an open source instant-replay solution for Linux
28 July 2020 at 7:07 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Patola
Quoting: CyrilI was thinking about one thing though, about "recording all the time"(...)
This seems like a big security concern to me. Imagine if you open your password manager to see your bank account passwords or whatever and this software records JPGs of that in your disk?

Yeah exactly, that's a concern. At the least ReplaySorcery is Free Software but Free Software doesn't mean "without security issues" and one guy could be able to exploit it one day...
Are we paranoid?

It's still a nice soft IMO, but like I say, using a script to stop it after a gaming session seems "fair" enough.

ReplaySorcery is an open source instant-replay solution for Linux
28 July 2020 at 1:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: randyl
Quoting: scaine
Quoting: randyl
Quoting: katp32You can do this with OBS as well, it's pretty cool ^-^
The article mentions OBS and how that is a much heavier option. This one runs as a background service that creates a video on keyboard shortcut. To me, that's rather slick for the job it's supposed to do.

I mean... simpler, sure. But it's always recording, forever, right? So, naw - I'm quite happy to run OBS and its replay-buffer, to be honest. Also, that way I get scene selections, or web-cam overlays, if I want them. And the replay-buffer is configurable - you can make it longer or shorter than 30 seconds. I think I have mine on a minute.

Huh - I wonder how this thing captures sound? I guess... it doesn't?

The guy who wrote this tool says "However this requires opening OBS and start recording. I do not know when something will happen that I want to share."

It's like he's never heard of the Replay Buffer. Sure, you start OBS and "start recording", but nothing is written to disk. It just buffers a loop in memory until you hit the "record this" shortcut (again, configurable). It's the same as this tool, as far as I can tell. Only... better??

I don't know if I'm missing something.
I haven't read much about the project. It doesn't record sound according to the article, but it's apparently on their todo list.

OBS has a a bit of a brutal learning curve. I'm sure once a person is familiar it's very comfortable to use, but OBS isn't very intuitive or easy out of the box (I do still want to learn it though). This doesn't really look like a replacement to me either. It looks like a nice tool for simple short review clips in addition to simple screenshots or more robust videos. OBS is the full toolbox and not just one spanner. This program feels more like a single useful tool in the box.

As a service I suppose it probably is always running, but I don't know if that means constantly recording or just sucking up some memory while an app is running. Does it work for any screen and any 30 seconds? Is it sucking up a bunch of memory holding that data or writing stuff to a disk cache? You bring up good points. Since it is a service it should be as simple as systemctl stop <service_name> and systemctl start <service_name>

If I were still doing reviews and articles I would probably use both this and OBS. I suppose it caught my eye because it's so simple and straight forward and I appreciate that.

I was thinking about one thing though, about "recording all the time", if you don't like that, at least you can just make a script to start it when you launch a game and stop it when you exit it.
But I tell this even I didn't test it yet, so I don't know how much resources it takes in background etc.

Ron Gilbert, developer of Thimbleweed Park is switching to Linux
27 July 2020 at 6:28 pm UTC Likes: 8

Quoting: damarrinApple is moving to Arm with their computers, this may have something to do with all this.

They do lots of questionable things, but they currently have the only useable phone platform which strives to respect their users’ privacy. Take a look at the recent buzz around the new iOS version finding out all the apps that have been accessing people’s clipboards and cameras behind their backs. I’m sure the same apps do the exact same thing on Android but there’s nothing to notify you about it there. I guess Apple’s overpriced products don’t push them towards trying to monetise their users’ info or something.

Anyway, this is an interesting development. I wonder if Mr Gilbert manages to make it work for him.

Sorry but you're so wrong, Apple is like the others, and of course gather personal data too.
Don't forget Apple participated in the NSA global surveillance program PRISM, we can't trust them, I don't trust them and you shouldn't.

But about to know "what do these apps on my phone" is an important thing, and speaking of Android there are guys out there who are working on it.
I highly recommend you Exodus Privacy.

QuoteExodus Privacy is a French (1901 law) non-profit organization. This organization is managed by hacktivists who want to protect privacy everywhere.

And about Apple:
QuoteWhat about iOS apps?

Apple’s DRMs strictly forbid us to investigate so we can not say. However, the applications of both OS are often made by the same teams/agencies and the trackers’ SDKs are often available for both Android and iOS. The suspicions are therefore strong that the trackers of one are also in the other.
So I repeat, we can't trust Apple.

Quirky 8-bit sailing adventure The Caribbean Sail gets a free expansion
22 July 2020 at 1:39 am UTC

Too bad have only the Windows release, is there any reason for that?

17 July 2020 at 3:26 am UTC

Quoting: BeamboomExcellent!

Now, here's hoping they will follow up with a VR version this time too. Cause this kind of gameplay is fantastic in VR. One of my favourite experiences thus far.

They clearly said "no" to that, but you can hope.

Darkest Dungeon: The Butcher's Circus for Linux is getting really close
17 July 2020 at 3:21 am UTC

Quoting: vv221
Quoting: Cyril
Quotealthough currently this free DLC is not planned for GOG as they're waiting to see how it turns out.

Wait, what? Why?!

This is a multiplayer-only update, so I guess they built it on top of Steam.

The end of the sentence triggered me, I don't think (and hope) it's based on top of Steam when saying that:
Quoteas they're waiting to see how it turns out

Darkest Dungeon: The Butcher's Circus for Linux is getting really close
13 July 2020 at 11:15 pm UTC

Quotealthough currently this free DLC is not planned for GOG as they're waiting to see how it turns out.

Wait, what? Why?!

Wasteland 3 for Linux (and Mac) delayed, possible by end of 2020
11 July 2020 at 4:29 pm UTC

A delay is certainly not ideal for Linux (and MacOS) users, but I keep hope that they'll deliver.
For now they kept premises, except for The Bard's Tale Trilogy (Remaster) which is only available for macOS and Windows.
I don't know what will be their next game, but Wasteland 3 might be the last with a Linux release...

A chat with the developer of the action-packed roguelike Burning Knight
3 July 2020 at 1:13 am UTC Likes: 1

A bit sad but I will definitely buy his game.

Action-adventure 'Sparklite' adds Linux support in a big update
3 July 2020 at 12:19 am UTC Likes: 1

The game is also on GOG! I hope the Linux release will be there too.