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NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
15 August 2018 at 11:30 pm UTC

I tried optimus a few years ago, but the laptop didn't have a good enough cooling solution to play games requiring a dedicated GPU. I didn't try with a laptop cooler, but I don't think I would use it enough to make it worth purchasing. I rather play games on my desktop computer, and let the laptop be for work only.

Graveyard Keeper releases August 15th, should include Linux support
15 August 2018 at 6:44 pm UTC

The steam version works well on ubuntu 18.04 as long as I use software cursor(default) and don't switch over to hardware cursor. Played through the first 1.7 days.

The original The Banner Saga is no longer officially supported on Linux
14 August 2018 at 3:54 pm UTC Likes: 3

I was a backer of the original kickstarter. I pledged $50 so I got key for the second game as well, but it remains unclaimed in my humblebundle account because it never got linux support. When they decided to not have linux support for the second game, I got quite disappointed and decided to never recommend it and never buy anything from that company again. I do hope they count my pledge as part of the amount they made from linux users, but I have no idea. Linux support was a condition for backing it in the first place.

When the banner saga first came out on linux, it worked well. I was disappointed with gameplay, but didn't have any technical issues. I haven't touched it since the end of my first playthrough when it came out though, so I have no idea how it works today.

Graveyard Keeper releases August 15th, should include Linux support
10 August 2018 at 11:15 pm UTC

Like stardew valley there are a lot of activities to do, but unlike stardew valley the day counter isn't visible except when loading a game so it doesn't bother me as much if I am not too efficient.

Looks like Valve may be preparing a 64bit version of the Steam client
10 August 2018 at 10:25 pm UTC

IDNOI hope they make SteamOS 3.0 totally 64bit yeah i know. totally 64bit system is very hard to do.

Even windows has still 32bit programs and such..
Actually, going from 32 bit to proper multilib with 32+64 bit was harder than going from 32-bit to 64-bit and forget about the applications not supporting 64-bit yet. Back in 2006 when I ran gentoo we didn't have any proper multilib support. We compiled the 64bit applications, and either ran 64-bit only, installed binary 32 bit libraries, or had a chroot with a separate install for 32-bit applications. After some time they changed the ebuild format so that compiled the libraries for both (or had a pure system of 64-bit only).

If I remember correctly I believe debian and ubuntu wasn't too great at multilib at that time either. Looking at the debian wiki I see a news item from 2010 backing me: "Multiarch-ready apt (v0.8) has made it into squeeze. Dpkg wasn't quite ready unfortunately."

Graveyard Keeper releases August 15th, should include Linux support
10 August 2018 at 9:21 pm UTC

I played one of the first builds in wine. It's quite fun. The installer doesn't work in wine, but it works if you use a VM with windows to install it and then copy over. The vm can be fully offline if you download the update on linux and move it over.

Looks like Valve may be preparing a 64bit version of the Steam client
10 August 2018 at 3:38 pm UTC

My computer doesn't run any 32-bit code until I start steam. I think it is a bit silly to load a bunch of 32-bit libraries for steam if I just want to play a 64-bit game. I tend to forget to install some of those 32-bit libraries on new installs as well. Now that I run ubuntu it can suggest most of them, but when I was on arch it required a few minutes of looking up what the packages was called and install them.

You can get Rise of the Tomb Raider in the current Humble Monthly
4 August 2018 at 4:39 pm UTC

Keep in mind that you can buy the season pass for tomb raider separately later.

Lowest US price on according to steamdb:
Season Pass: $8.99
Base game + season pass package: $17.99

I think getting the base game now, and the season pass later can be a good option if you want it now or don't know if you want the DLCs, but that the full package at next steam sale is cheaper overall.

The CTO of Croteam has written up a post about 'The Elusive Frame Timing'
26 July 2018 at 6:42 pm UTC

Having watched both the good and bad video a lot of times at 1080p60 quality I must conclude that the playback of either video doesn't feel consistent. Sometimes the bad one feels perfect although most of the time it seems a little off. On the other hand, the good one sometimes feels bad, although never as bad as the bad one.

The big Steam Client update is out for everyone with the new Steam Chat
25 July 2018 at 2:39 pm UTC

I switched myself to invisible, and when I restart steam I stay invisible and the friends gui doesn't start automatically. It forgot that I was invisible before, but that was a one time thing.

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