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Valve just put out another (smaller) Steam Play beta version
18 October 2018 at 11:07 am UTC

Ardje
StraToNI am trying to get Offworld Trading Company working on my setup (laptop) using Proton since its beta release, but I keep getting the game crashing immediately after clicking the Play button in the launcher, outputting crash logs and asking me to send them to the developers. I haven't done it, since this game is not officially supported, so I suppose I won't get any answer... but would I?
You should not bother the original developers.
But what you do have to do is report it on the proton issue tracker. Check if the game already has a report, and if not create a new issue. All problems with a game go into a single issue.
There might be just that tiny change on your system that makes it crash on yours and work on others.
Ignore any downvotes of your issues, because there are hateful people everywhere, even if they use linux.

I think he should send it. Even if devs doesn't care, it makes them see that there are Linux gamer out there.

Valve have updated Steam Play with the 3.16-1 beta based on Wine 3.16 and new DXVK
15 October 2018 at 11:23 pm UTC

Power-Metal-Games
Eike
Power-Metal-GamesIt's Ubuntu 18.04. I assure you that I tried every possible thing I found on the internet and NOTHING worked. Not a big thing because I work every day so it's better not to play at all. I will just wait a little and reinstall the OS.

Wasn't there a bug and in the Ubuntu 18.04 Steam package? (Not the first time I got the impression installing Steam on Debian is easier than on Ubuntu...)

There is something that definitely prevents it from installing. But anyway, big thanks to all of you trying to help. This a great community. I almost regret that I mentioned that problem.

Yes, is broken for Nvidia users as you can see here: (https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/steam -- the "package not available" tag is the problem :/ ). The good news is that you can force install the package and everything should go fine (apt-get -f steam). But remember to remove the version you installed with .deb file before!

If you still want to make work the .deb version you installed, just add this to the init script (/usr/bin/steam): export LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6'

But there is a precondition for this "workaround": you should have installed 32 bits version of libstdc++ (you may have it if you install 32 bits libs for Nvidia drivers, so not big deal).

Anyway, just go for the option of installing steam using Ubuntu repos. It will be way more simple in the end...

Valve have updated Steam Play with the 3.16-1 beta based on Wine 3.16 and new DXVK
14 October 2018 at 11:06 pm UTC

Power-Metal-Games
adamhm
Power-Metal-GamesWhen launched, Steam is asking to install some dependences, tries to do it and says that packages are broken etc. At the and I get the same error that I mentioned.

That's a bit different then Try opening Synaptic Package Manager (it's installed by default on Mint but IIRC it needs to be installed separately on Ubuntu) and check for broken packages with Custom Filters --> Broken. You can try fixing them by doing Edit --> Fix Broken Packages

I tried what you suggested, but nothing helps. Damn thing refuses to work. Synaptic says that there is no broken packages. At the and nothing changed..
Never mind... I will reinstall the OS when I have the time, and that will certainly not be so soon. But, advantage is that DXVK will be even better until that time.

Thank you again for your suggestions!

Maybe you installed steam using .deb package from their web?

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
10 October 2018 at 9:42 pm UTC Likes: 5

SalvatosMan if Windows becomes a Linux distro it's going to become tricky telling people they should switch to Linux.

My only concern would be that they start saying: "Linux was difficult, but Microsoft made it easy".

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
10 October 2018 at 7:03 pm UTC Likes: 5

jarhead_hIf Microsoft wants to "protect" Linux, it's because they think that they can control it. As Linus stated rather famously, the desktop is the ONLY area of computing that Linux does not dominate. On the desktop that would be Windows. Now Linux has matured enough that Windows is about to have competition.

Microsoft bought it's way into the Linux Foundation, and months later there was basically a coup which removed Linus. The LF is calling it a sabbatical, but he's not coming back if they can help it. They have implemented a CoC which directly panders to identity politics over quality of code, which has had the desired effect of splitting the community down left/right lines and could well destroy it. And it's just a coincidence that Microsoft bought their way in a few months earlier. Oh and Microsoft bought Github.

And now this.

Linux will not survive this as Linux. Microsoft will either control it or break it into a thousand pieces. Red Hat and Cannonical might even be on board. Google sure as hell will be.

Linux kernel can survive anything, the GPL license is the guarantee. We may have to change the name (or they may have to change it), but the open source core will be there for ever and for everyone.

Microsoft is doing all this stuff because they know that cloud SaaS is the future for their desktop platform and Linux is thousands miles away at the server side than their current systems. It would have no sense to spend a trillion of money to get NT kernel to the place that Linux is, not to mention the cost of training and propaganda they would need. They know that it's a war that they cannot win, so everything points towards that they will start moving resources from their proprietary software to FOSS.

I don't like Microsoft products and enterprise strategies (not to mention that I don't plan to buy anything from them), but I think it would be stupid to not accept and use the free resource they could provide. In the FOSS (and mostly in the Linux kernel) is quite difficult that they could make any harm.

Anyway, it's still very early to get any conclusion. Not to mention that one thing could be their strategy for Azure and other way more different could be for the gaming department. I still believe that they won't help in anyway to make multi platform DX.

According to Kotaku, Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian
10 October 2018 at 2:20 pm UTC

ReiddragonTo me it sounds a lot like Microsoft is trying to get a grip on the gaming market as a publisher, so they don't become irrelevant if/when Windows is no longer the main platform. Right now, Windows 10 is slowly but steadily losing market share in favor of macOS, Linux and even flipping Windows 7 (tho, not enough to make up for 10's loss). Currently MS is more defensive than ever in trying to future proof their relevance, even tho it looks like they're playing their cards against competitors. Them buying GitHub and all those game publishers is a clear sign of that. Maybe I'm wrong, but this theory is not out of the question.

Could be, but I feel that they are becoming irrelevant as a main platform because of their own actions. If they would want to avoid all their current problems with W10 (which is one of the main reason they are "losing" market), they would have to build again all their QA department that they destroyed around 2012. From my point of view, GitHub buying points towards to make stronger their Azzure platform.

Definitely this game Studios acquisitions were made in order to make stronger their store (which means to attack Steam revenues & market), but I'm not sure if their store will be Windows exclusive for the times to come.

According to Kotaku, Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian
10 October 2018 at 2:07 pm UTC Likes: 1

HopfenmeisterPfft, Microsoft is only playing "nice" with Linux because they have it exactly where they want it to be: widespread enough so that they can present it as "competition" when they are under antitrust-scrutiny, but far from being a real threat.

Microsoft has a feet on every boat. They know that the future is in the cloud and that's why they created Azzure and have good relations with Linux now. Their current behavior marks that in a far away future it's quite probable that may end up ditching their NT kernel and start using Linux (of course, with all their proprietary subsystems over it). Not to mention that Linux systems has make big improvements to be a better gaming platform and if you add the big support for virtual environments and network subsystems it has, it makes it a way more appealing system to develop games in the cloud.

Antitrust is definitely not a concern for them, they can avoid any problem with many bribes (as they always did). Right now I feel that their main concern is to keep on good health their main revenue source, which is keeping alive their subsystems service monopoly on this cloud-based service transition.

According to Kotaku, Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian
9 October 2018 at 8:50 pm UTC Likes: 1

liamdawe
x_wingWell, feels like Microsoft answer to Valve Linux embrace & improvement is to buy game studios and start to planning a revenue constriction.
I really do hope Valve have some serious other games lined up. They have some seriously good IP that need a refresh and continuation like Left 4 Dead 3, Team Fortress 3, Half-Life 3, Portal 3 and so on.

I could happily go for some L4D3.

They need more than Artifact (even though I've no doubt it will be a ridiculous hit) and In The Valley of Gods.

Well, I'm not so worry of this bought's so far, they're not loosing any of their top sellers fortunately... But I will get if other publishers starts making agreements with Microsoft to boycott steam store with other publishers (Fallout 76 is smelly...).

Microsoft is big, but not big enough to buy all the big fish out there. And if they keep focusing on trying to buy franchises but not to improve their desktop OS, they will end up losing the ball.

According to Kotaku, Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian
9 October 2018 at 8:09 pm UTC Likes: 5

Well, feels like Microsoft answer to Valve Linux embrace & improvement is to buy game studios and start to planning a revenue constriction.

Feral Interactive are teasing something for Linux next week
27 September 2018 at 12:54 pm UTC Likes: 2

TemplarGRThere is no "engagement with the community" here. If "the community" asks about the games, they will learn nothing. There is nothing there.

The hillarious part is when next weak they will announce Total War Warhammer II and Life is Strange 2, games we already know they are working on, and they will reveal to everyone they were wasting our time...

I remember that, in the past, Feral used to ask their followers on facebook about what title they would like to get in the future. That strategy wasn't bad, but it didn't give as many answers as they get with this mystery game (in fact, can't remember when was the last time the did this question on facebook).

Like it or not, they get a lot of feedback & free publicity with this strategy. Don't know why you feel so annoyed by this. As others already told you, you can just avoid getting in to Feral teasing news (maybe Liam can add a tag in the article title like: "[mystery warning]" ).

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