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Playing DOSBox games on Steam for Linux just got better with another release of Boxtron
3 September 2019 at 9:54 am UTC

Oh, right, must have slipped by me . Or I forgot reading this article again

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition has a new DLC out with Tyrants of the Moonsea
25 August 2019 at 12:13 pm UTC Likes: 1

DesumWhich reminds me, what's the status of Xoreos?

Still chugging along, still slow, still in need of more contributors.

Yeah, the last news item is a bit ago now. We've been planning a new release, but I've been kinda waiting on someone who started on doing a release video (the preview I've seen looked really nice), but they've been busy with real life.

In either case, anybody reading who'd like to contribute, please contact me

slaapliedjeJust checked their site, I knew they were covering NWN1, maybe NWN2, but I'd never heard of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, and wasn't aware they were going as far as Dragon Age games.

Yeah. NWN, NWN2, KotOR, KotOR2, The Witcher, Jade Empire, and the first two Dragon Age games use the same engine base (with lots of stuff added between the games, of course). Sonic Chronicles is a bit...special, since it's half BioWare stuff, half Nintendo stuff.

The dev of Assault Android Cactus is working on Unpacking, a zen puzzle game
14 August 2019 at 12:14 pm UTC Likes: 1

This looks really cute

Since I recently moved, I even went through unpacking recently as well... well, okay, I moved in mid-May, but I still had lots of boxes left to unpack, because I was missing furniture. I got some during some vacation two weeks ago, and unpacked the rest.

Facepunch Studios confirm their plan for the Linux version of Rust, to be split from Windows & Mac
10 August 2019 at 8:32 am UTC Likes: 4

KimyrielleYou mistakenly assume that the average game dev knows how to install Linux. Or use any development tool not called Visual Studio.

That also goes the other way round. While I'm not a game dev, I am somewhat game-dev adjacent. And I've been doing C and C++ on Linux for nearly 20 years now.

During that time, I've, from time to time, tried to set up Visual Studio on VMs, to make my FLOSS projects compile there and offer an easy way for contributors using Windows to jump in. And I've found it a profoundly dev-hostile environment.

On my day job (again not game dev), I've been put into a project that uses C# (with a whole set of stuff on top). I had less problems with acclimatizing to C# from my C++ knowledge than the absolute uncomfortableness of the Visual Studio glob.

Really, it's more about the fact that the concepts, assumptions and foci of Windows development vs. Linux development is completely different. They attack the problem from opposite angles and arrive at different solutions. So if you're accustomed to one, it's difficult to change to the other.

I wouldn't even necessarily say that one way is better than the other, although I do have my own opinions and existing workflows edged into my brain.

Yeah, some of that because Microsoft desperately wants to not follow standards, to leverage its monopoly to keep developers trapped in Windows-land. But some of that is a consequence of history. And some of that is just pure coincidence, two solutions being developed at the same time.

Point & Click Adventure game "The Hand of Glory" confirmed for Linux
22 July 2019 at 12:10 pm UTC Likes: 1

Will it actually feature a Hand of Glory, though?

And for the semi-related music video for today:

Key reseller G2A is back in the spotlight again, as a petition is up to ask them to stop selling indie games
8 July 2019 at 12:52 pm UTC Likes: 8

EikeA symptom of what?

But seriously, G2A is garbage. The whole system might be flawed, but that doesn't change that G2A is actively harming people.

Double Fine Productions acquired by Microsoft for Xbox Game Studios, Psychonauts 2 still for Linux
9 June 2019 at 9:26 pm UTC Likes: 6

liamdaweWhich last I heard was still coming, they gave it to an external studio to give it proper attention.

And that worked quite well for Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, right?

Double Fine Productions acquired by Microsoft for Xbox Game Studios, Psychonauts 2 still for Linux
9 June 2019 at 9:05 pm UTC

QuoteThis does mean their future titles are less likely to be released for Linux

They even specifically mention that in the video (with different audio quality too, so it seems that was edited in later):

Tim SchaferGoing forward, we will be focusing on Xbox Game Pass and PC

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