Join us on the Linux Gaming community on Lemmy, the federated open source alternative to Reddit.
Latest Comments by Hamish
The classic PowerSlave can now be picked up from GOG and Steam
2 September 2021 at 10:58 pm UTC Likes: 3

Probably better off playing Blood with Raze or NBlood or BloodGDX than Fresh Supply as well.

Slick free strategy game The Fertile Crescent is getting a new bigger paid version
1 September 2021 at 11:30 pm UTC

Not that it affects me, but has it even been confirmed that the Steam version will maintain Linux support? It seems to be in the gift of the publisher, and the Steam listing only has Windows system requirements.

I would have been more than happy just to pay for the game on itch.io instead, but they owe me nothing so I can not complain. Credit for maintaining the free version.

Apogee Entertainment surprise releases Secret Agent HD, a remaster of the 90s classic
29 August 2021 at 1:17 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Cyba.Cowboy
Quoting: HamishYou do realize you are replying two months after the fact, right?

I am glad they got that resolved though.

That may be true, but it's not something they just fixed... It's been listed as "Linux compatible" for a long time now (several years).
Not according to the Internet Archive:
https://web.archive.org/web/20210414005231/https://www.gog.com/game/crystal_caves_hd

Are you confusing it with Crystal Caves Classic which had a Linux DOSBox wrapper?

Apogee Entertainment surprise releases Secret Agent HD, a remaster of the 90s classic
28 August 2021 at 8:32 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Cyba.Cowboy
Quoting: bradgy
Quoting: Hamish
Quoting: HerrLangeWhere is Commander Keen?
More to the point, will Linux now get a release for Crystal Caves HD?
It already has! Been playing it on my laptop with ubuntu.

https://www.gog.com/game/crystal_caves_hd (not advertised as such but comes with the Linux installer as an extra)
Um, it quite literally says that Linux-based operating systems are supported...
"Works on: Windows (7, 8, 10), Linux (Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04)"
You do realize you are replying two months after the fact, right?

I am glad they got that resolved though.

It's hard to believe Selaco is running on GZDoom in the latest 3 minute trailer
16 August 2021 at 3:58 pm UTC Likes: 4

By the time I get around to actually playing any of these retro inspired shooters the games will already have become retro themselves.

Assuming they go DRM free I am still going to buy them of course. Now, back to winning the Quake II mission packs.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 6: A Lone Marine Battled
9 August 2021 at 2:12 am UTC

Whatever is causing the freezes, it does seem to happen more when water is present. The Water Treatment Plant map in The Reckoning is proving to be a little difficult to get through.

I could try beating the map using the Software renderer I suppose.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 6: A Lone Marine Battled
3 August 2021 at 1:29 am UTC

Quoting: LightkeyGot both boxes sitting behind me. Was lucky to get them through TuxGames' reseller offers.
Both of the Quake boxes I am using are actually from my twin brother's collection, and he spent a good chunk of his summer overtime pay buying them off of eBay.

Some lucky devil managed to get both for around $30 from a Goodwill Auction in 2016 apparently:
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/4ty0jk/quake_and_quake_2_linux_ports

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 6: A Lone Marine Battled
2 August 2021 at 10:14 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: mirvAlmost all lockups back in the day were indeed a result of GPU drivers. Not much that can be done about it either. Took a long time before I stopped seeing it too.
Yeah, I remember all that. One positive to come out of the Steam Deck is that by Valve choosing to go all AMD it does mean they recognize all the hard work that went into making the free graphics stack as robust as it is now.

I am well into playing the second Unit of the The Reckoning and have only had the one freeze so far.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 6: A Lone Marine Battled
2 August 2021 at 6:31 pm UTC Likes: 3

Anybody wanting to try my shell script can download the following:
http://icculus.org/~hamish/dianoga/quake2-glx-launch.sh

And here is my all black Blackbox style:
http://icculus.org/~hamish/dianoga/Quake

Some information on the Big Gun map crash:
https://quake2.icculus.narkive.com/LrfU4VGF/big-gun-crash

And my raw Quake II timedemo data can be found here:
http://icculus.org/~hamish/dianoga/quake2-timedemos.txt

Feral no longer porting A Total War Saga: TROY to Linux, citing less demand since Proton
27 July 2021 at 11:20 pm UTC Likes: 5

As someone who admittedly never bought or played any of the Feral ports since they were tied to Steam, I have to wonder how much of a ripple effect Proton will have on the native games and developers I do support. I just hope that the kind of developers willing to go DRM free are also the ones most likely to see the benefits of cross-platform development.