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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is out now with Linux support
20 July 2022 at 11:01 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: LeopardTheir Bards Tale port for Linux

Dunno, but I had a different experience back in the day. I found a bug where they didn't check the return value of an X call for NULL, which in my case it was because I'm running multiple monitors on separate X screens without Xinerama. I hacked together a quick LD_PRELOAD fix that both works around the bug and shows what they missed, put that up in the Steam forums for anyone who needs that and send a bug report with the same information their way. Shortly after, they release a new version where that was fixed.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/41900/discussions/0/810938082700488770/

Microphone noise suppression app NoiseTorch returns with a new release
13 June 2022 at 8:45 pm UTC Likes: 9

Quoting: Nic264That doesn't mean distros should keep the same name, after all it's not the same software anymore but a derivative, even if it's only small patches.

Let me give you some perspective here: there's literally barely any package at all in any distribution that doesn't have a single patch applied. Name me any program, I'll tell you that it'll have a dozen patches applied on Debian or Gentoo.

There's multiple reasons for that, all of which I have personally seen:

  • Upstream might be dead, but the program still has a large user base

  • A security patch needs to be applied STAT

  • The distribution has a different or novel strategy to handle multiarch, so libraries need to be installed somewhere different

  • The build files install support files wrongly and doesn't care

  • The project fails to compile with a certain compiler version. Very common on Gentoo

  • The project never considered you might want to install different versions at the same time

  • The project doesn't work correctly with a certain library version

  • The project doesn't work correctly with a certain combination of libraries



Some of those you'd want to push upstream, but it might take a while until they react. Some of those you don't, like when your distribution handles things differently.

If all of these would mean you'd need to rename the package, no distribution at all would have a Firefox, GNOME, KDE, LibreOffice, etc. None of the names you'd expect on a system would exist.

Microphone noise suppression app NoiseTorch returns with a new release
13 June 2022 at 4:18 pm UTC Likes: 2

Ayyyy, okay, I strongly disagree with that:

Quoting: lawl
Quoting: principisBesides, that's a very annoying clause ["Modified versions may not be conveyed to others under same name as the original program"] to have... It makes it impossible for packagers to apply distro-specific patches.

Good. You got the point of the clause.

Distro-specific patches are very common and pretty much necessary for distributions to, well, essentially work as intended.

One of the highest rated games on Steam, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is Steam Deck Verified
10 June 2022 at 7:35 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: KROMWhen they eventually released the linux version (EE), it was completely absent of any Kickstarter goodies some of us have pledged for.

The editor also never ran on Linux, and neither did Dragon Commander, which they had also said would get a Linux port.

One of the highest rated games on Steam, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is Steam Deck Verified
10 June 2022 at 1:06 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: TheRiddickCan you really blame developers for backing out of not releasing native linux versions

Yes.

One of the highest rated games on Steam, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is Steam Deck Verified
9 June 2022 at 8:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: melkemindIt's pointless. The Bitter Nerd Brigade knows no forgiveness, only anger.
Both games are still my favorites.

How does that boot taste?

One of the highest rated games on Steam, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is Steam Deck Verified
9 June 2022 at 4:48 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI see the first one had native Linux support but Divinity II does not

Which is part of the reason I'm not giving Larian any money anymore, yes.

They completely fucked up Linux support for Divinity: Original Sin, then had it there for the Enhanced Edition, but by then they already started on Divinity: Original Sin II and didn't merge anything back. Just an utter clown car of a company.

itch.io has another huge charity bundle, this one supports Ukraine
8 March 2022 at 7:31 pm UTC Likes: 7

Similarily, there's the TTRPGs for Trans Rights in Texas! bundle, a bundle of tabletop RPG books in response to the Texas in the US signing laws in place that hurt trans people and especially trans kids.

Total War: WARHAMMER III to release for Linux 'in Early Spring'
17 February 2022 at 3:40 pm UTC Likes: 1

Ah, and here I thought the "soon after" that was previously stated meant like a day or so, still within the one week for getting the release-day DLC for free. :/