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xoreos, the FLOSS game engine for titles like Knights of the Old Republic has a new update
4 August 2020 at 9:19 am UTC Likes: 2

I guess it was the correct choice to stop recording there and not move on to the next rooms for further "combat" :P

xoreos, the FLOSS game engine for titles like Knights of the Old Republic has a new update
3 August 2020 at 10:13 pm UTC Likes: 4

No, revan is seedhartha's reone. Like I said, name change yesterday :P

xoreos, the FLOSS game engine for titles like Knights of the Old Republic has a new update
3 August 2020 at 9:53 pm UTC Likes: 14

And just for transparency's sake, seedhartha is currently doing his own reimplementation project, focussing just at KotOR/KotOR2: https://github.com/seedhartha/reone

As far as I understand, the reason is that xoreos is a bit too big for him to really sink his teeth in. Interestingly, he's gotten pretty far in a short amount of time (the current commit history doesn't really show it, because he flattened the whole thing down when he changed project name yesterday).

It's not a rivalry or anything, and not a "loss" for xoreos, just to make it clear. I'm hoping to basically take what he's learned and apply it to xoreos once his thing is further along. Or maybe he'll even put this into xoreos himself later, we'll see :)

The FLOSS space has a lot of people branching off to do their own, especially when they want to experiment more and have a cleaner test-bed for those experiments.

It's now easier than ever to play STAR WARS: The Old Republic on Linux
22 July 2020 at 6:15 pm UTC

Quoting: PatolaI don't get why you didn't like it, care to expand?

No, not really. I don't want to turn yet another news story into a griping section and I've said said enough about this game to last me a lifetime already.

Might also be that part of it was just the whiplash of unmet expectations. I'm sure if you're into the whole MMORPG thing, it might even be a servicable game, but, well, it's not for me and it's not what I expected.

It's now easier than ever to play STAR WARS: The Old Republic on Linux
22 July 2020 at 11:49 am UTC Likes: 4

oof. It's been 8 years since I cancelled my SWTOR subscription (after like 3 months of playing it, and having paid full-price for it to boot), and I'm still bitter about that game

I expected KotOR3, but I got a paint-by-numbers WoW clone. I hated it :(

Linux support for ASUS ROG laptops is coming along nicely
21 July 2020 at 11:20 am UTC Likes: 3

I hate stuff like that, it's annoying :P

Also, I have the back of my lappy covered with stickers anyway

Inspired by Settlers II, the open source Widelands has a new test build up
13 July 2020 at 5:00 pm UTC

And now I have the Siedler II pigeon coo in my head again :)

Little Devil Inside still confirmed for Linux despite PlayStation exclusivity
4 July 2020 at 8:20 pm UTC

There's no point arguing against an uninformed position. Hence the dismissal.

Little Devil Inside still confirmed for Linux despite PlayStation exclusivity
4 July 2020 at 7:52 pm UTC

White supremacists aren't powerless, they have structural power in society. All of "western society" is build to serve white people, so even the ones personally powerless are still empowered in day to day life. See all the white people being able to brandish guns unmolested in public in the US, while black people are shot just for holding their wallet in hand.

Please, do some research first.

I can recommend a few books, in German even:
  • Noah Sow, "Deutschland Schwarz Weiß"

  • Alice Hasters, "Was weiße Menschen nicht über Rassismus hören wollen: aber wissen sollten"

  • Reni Eddo-Lodge, "Warum ich nicht länger mit Weißen über Hautfarbe spreche" (To be fair, that one is a translation. The original title is "Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race")