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Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
28 September 2020 at 5:58 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Samsai
Quoting: tonRLiam (or anyone). Is running Windows XP on virtualization software considered as dual boot? May need to run XP to use Nokia PC suite for set up old Nokia S40 phone.
I don't make the rules, but my opinion would be that day-to-day active virtualization should count as dual-boot but also you shouldn't count it as a dual-boot if you just briefly touch a Windows system. So if it's just a matter of setting up a phone and you aren't actually using that XP system for anything else, I wouldn't count it.
Especially since this is a gaming oriented survey and you are not using the VM for gaming.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
26 September 2020 at 5:32 pm UTC Likes: 1

I actually needed the reminder to change my hardware information for once. So thanks.

Enjoy the classic Unreal Tournament on modern platforms with OldUnreal - new update out
24 September 2020 at 3:41 am UTC Likes: 2

Excellent work. I have updated my old article from back in February:

Now we just need an updated release of Rune. One can dream.

The sad case of Unreal Engine 1 on Mesa and Linux in 2020
24 September 2020 at 3:34 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: mos
no need to be sad.. anymore.

A look at the Penumbra Collection on Linux with Mesa in 2020
24 August 2020 at 3:08 am UTC

So on a whim I decided to try launching Requiem on the Fedora 31 partition I installed last fall to play around with GNOME and Wayland and I was, at long last, actually able to play through the entire expansion without a single crash. I am also not seeing any crashes with Overture and Black Plague when playing the games on Fedora as opposed to with Arch now. Which is strange, as I can remember testing the games on Fedora before I wrote this article.

All I can think of is that I have changed my graphics card since then?

A weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
16 August 2020 at 6:08 pm UTC

I got stuck trying to find all the secrets on Abaddon's Void in SIGIL. I already know or spoiled all the secrets in the original Ultimate Doom episodes so I want to be able to find them all properly in SIGIL like I did last December when I was playing through No Rest For The Living.

It annoys me how many of the Doom levels have unreachable secret sectors though. Especially in Thy Flesh Consumed.

What play button have you been clicking on lately?
26 July 2020 at 8:02 pm UTC Likes: 1

I have still not gotten around to finishing The Ultimate Doom yet.

What have you been playing lately? It's chat time
13 July 2020 at 5:19 am UTC Likes: 2

Wait, I thought this was a Sandy map?

And then there is Glitch Pinky:

A look at the Penumbra Collection on Linux with Mesa in 2020
13 July 2020 at 1:27 am UTC

Quoting: x_wingI ended up finishing the game (no idea about the story, I should have start by the first one :P) and didn't get any crash. I used the default Mesa packages from Ubuntu 18.04 (i.e. Mesa 19.2.8). Are you sure that the issue is related to Mesa?
All I can say is that the game crashing for me was solved when I was still able to compile Mesa as described in that forum thread, and that my experiences do match those of other players. The thread I am referencing is literally titled "Steam version of Penumbra" so I doubt it is due to my Desura copy.

Requiem's plot is always going to be out there, but yes, you would be missing out on some the character moments.