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Steam Play Proton 5.13-1 Linux compatibility layer up and ready for testing
16 October 2020 at 8:22 am UTC Likes: 1

Great! With 5.0 Everspace 2 closed beta didn't even run. Now i can get into menu, but don't have time to try if i can get further :-(

CodeWeavers releases CrossOver 20, big rebranding with 'PortJump and ExecMode'
15 October 2020 at 6:27 am UTC

Quoting: JVargasIs there any difference between CrossOver and normal wine?
Any reason on why paying for the product?
I can't see anything in their website...
Crossover has patches which are not in wine yet, or has no chance to get into wine.

The compatibility layer Wine sees a 5.19 development release out now
11 October 2020 at 9:42 pm UTC

And now is time for potentionaly catastrophic news
What you think? I'm not from US, so i don't see into us legal system, but it can kill wine...

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 free to keep, Total War: WARHAMMER II free for the weekend + more
10 October 2020 at 8:08 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: slembcke
Quoting: whizseThe legal ROM file, the rarest of Pokémon!

Oooh! I just bought the whole collection for like 8 bucks because, "why not?" I just downloaded it to check and it downloads with regular old, unencrypted ROM files you can run with whatever emulator you want. Going to load these up on my Everdrive and play some on the actual hardware then. :D Gaming on Linux -> Pshhh! Gaming on retro hardware -> :D

Do yourself a favor and grab the whole collection play them on desktop Linux, your RetroPi setup, or whatever else you have that runs Genesis games. :D

Don't forget run it with original emulator from steam for few minutes, so it count as linux into sels statistics. :)

vkd3d, the Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation library releases version 1.2
23 September 2020 at 7:20 pm UTC

Quoting: omer666About id software and Microsoft, it is difficult to expect anything precisely. If it all goes according to Microsoft acquisition history, the studio will either disappear or its historical members will quit at some point. Either way, they can't just throw away all the code that is related to OpenGL or Vulkan in idtech, and even if they did, they would have to start it anew which is no small feat. In any case, I am not going to buy anything with the Microsoft name on it, so I guess my id software days are gone, for good. I've been playing the hell out of their games since Doom 2...

they have Dx12 support for XBoxii think. So its only remove vulkan, not a make new renderer.

vkd3d, the Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation library releases version 1.2
23 September 2020 at 7:31 am UTC

Quoting: sigz
Quoting: ArtenMy first thought was when I heard about zenimax: "What that means for doom vulkan renderer?"

Doesn't mean anything. MS Acquired minecraft years ago and never enforced the java edition to change to directx. I'm pretty sure they don't care about changing any games on vulkan, or any actual engine using vulkan.

I didn't mean actual doom, but future of doom. Can we expect also Vulkan in successor of Doom Eternal?

vkd3d, the Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation library releases version 1.2
22 September 2020 at 11:24 am UTC

My first thought was when I heard about zenimax: "What that means for doom vulkan renderer?" I'm not pleased with MS buying Id, but at least we have vkd3D, which is great!

NVIDIA announce the RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX 3070 with 2nd generation RTX
3 September 2020 at 8:13 am UTC

Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: Arten
Quoting: Swiftpaw
Quoting: Patola
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Patola
Quoting: Swiftpaw
Quoting: kokoko3kI just hope old gpu prices goes down, but it never happens.

They'd really prefer to price gouge you at all points in time, not just at release.

All that needs to be done is:

a) passing laws that force companies (...).

How about the complete opposite? Throw away all laws that currently pose an obstacle to competitors, don't force companies to anything. New players on the market will appear trying hard to get their niche, boom, prices drop. This is actually happening with VR sets right now.

Creating more laws against businesses does not make things better for the consumers. It onerates the entire production chain and makes it harder for everyone to get that. And it keeps competitors away for the big players. That's exactly what you don't want to happen.
A big problem is that all the players in a market tend to end up being bought out by the larger players. That's basically just part of capitalism. (...)
And that happens because of the State -- specially laws and regulations --, not in spite of it. Big businesses do constantly skew the perception of the public to make it look like there is lack of regulations, and they win double by more and more obstacles which they are able to work with but not their smaller competitors. A freer market with no rules and thus no barrier against newcomers would be the best deterrent against monopolies. Sure, I understand there is a complex production chain, but these very same suppliers would benefit from more customers too, so it's not this chain that prevents competition. Conversely, it's hopeless to try and use the State against the big guys, they are best buddies and will use this whole perception to their profit.

Removing laws that prevent a business from polluting will suddenly stop pollution?

I guess we should make murder legal too so that all murder stops.

As for prices and wages, capitalism is a failure and laws are made in order to prop up capitalism from failing. Without laws such as anti-monopoly ones, you get monopolies. That is the natural order of things. You can't have infinite competition, especially on a finite planet, and that competition doesn't necessarily magically result in lower prices especially once you get duopolies/monopolies/etc because if the controllers of production seek higher prices then no one cares about trying to give cheap prices because that stops making them more money at a certain point (lowering prices more doesn't result in increased number of sales/money). The only thing that really kept capitalism afloat anytime in history where there weren't yet laws stopping them from doing evil things is because the controllers of production had morals.

It's not efficient to have ten different delivery trucks driving down a neighborhood street. It's the cheapest and most efficient to have ONE, and one that is owned by the people or has laws preventing profiteering so that everyone gets the cheapest service possible. As long as that service is democratically and decently managed like the USPS here in the U.S., it will always be the best system. The only way to have that kind of efficiency with capitalism would be to have a monopoly, but then you'd instantly get price gouging unless you had laws to ensure that they were fair and not abusive like that. Why have a mini economic dictatorship entity like that when you can have it democratized instead and owned by the workers or the public at large?

Capitalism ALWAYS results in monopolies and extreme profiteering without laws to stop the greed from spiralling out of control, but inevitably capitalism also corrupts the government to undermine all that which is why so many monopolies reign supreme right now because of corrupt governments.

Likewise, I can also argue that governments ALWAYS are susceptible to corruption and ineptitude, and that's why having watchdogged democratic governments to prevent such abuse is required.

So, you want fight monopoly with... monopoly? State is also monopol.
You do have a point. In theory, the advantage of the state is that it works for the public rather than private shareholders. The "shareholders" of the state is us. In practice, generally not so much. What's needed is deeper democracy, including in arenas currently considered off-limits to the concept because they're "the economy". Whether it's via a truly democratically controlled state, or democratically controlled companies (ie co-operatives) or some combination, what we need is that grand cliche that's so rarely tried: Power to the people.

My ancestors alredy tried it and we get out of totalitarian dictatorship of comunist party in 1989. Never again. We need free marked economy with minimal state. Not another example of horrible results with good intention.

NVIDIA announce the RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX 3070 with 2nd generation RTX
3 September 2020 at 7:32 am UTC

Quoting: Swiftpaw
Quoting: Patola
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Patola
Quoting: Swiftpaw
Quoting: kokoko3kI just hope old gpu prices goes down, but it never happens.

They'd really prefer to price gouge you at all points in time, not just at release.

All that needs to be done is:

a) passing laws that force companies (...).

How about the complete opposite? Throw away all laws that currently pose an obstacle to competitors, don't force companies to anything. New players on the market will appear trying hard to get their niche, boom, prices drop. This is actually happening with VR sets right now.

Creating more laws against businesses does not make things better for the consumers. It onerates the entire production chain and makes it harder for everyone to get that. And it keeps competitors away for the big players. That's exactly what you don't want to happen.
A big problem is that all the players in a market tend to end up being bought out by the larger players. That's basically just part of capitalism. (...)
And that happens because of the State -- specially laws and regulations --, not in spite of it. Big businesses do constantly skew the perception of the public to make it look like there is lack of regulations, and they win double by more and more obstacles which they are able to work with but not their smaller competitors. A freer market with no rules and thus no barrier against newcomers would be the best deterrent against monopolies. Sure, I understand there is a complex production chain, but these very same suppliers would benefit from more customers too, so it's not this chain that prevents competition. Conversely, it's hopeless to try and use the State against the big guys, they are best buddies and will use this whole perception to their profit.

Removing laws that prevent a business from polluting will suddenly stop pollution?

I guess we should make murder legal too so that all murder stops.

As for prices and wages, capitalism is a failure and laws are made in order to prop up capitalism from failing. Without laws such as anti-monopoly ones, you get monopolies. That is the natural order of things. You can't have infinite competition, especially on a finite planet, and that competition doesn't necessarily magically result in lower prices especially once you get duopolies/monopolies/etc because if the controllers of production seek higher prices then no one cares about trying to give cheap prices because that stops making them more money at a certain point (lowering prices more doesn't result in increased number of sales/money). The only thing that really kept capitalism afloat anytime in history where there weren't yet laws stopping them from doing evil things is because the controllers of production had morals.

It's not efficient to have ten different delivery trucks driving down a neighborhood street. It's the cheapest and most efficient to have ONE, and one that is owned by the people or has laws preventing profiteering so that everyone gets the cheapest service possible. As long as that service is democratically and decently managed like the USPS here in the U.S., it will always be the best system. The only way to have that kind of efficiency with capitalism would be to have a monopoly, but then you'd instantly get price gouging unless you had laws to ensure that they were fair and not abusive like that. Why have a mini economic dictatorship entity like that when you can have it democratized instead and owned by the workers or the public at large?

Capitalism ALWAYS results in monopolies and extreme profiteering without laws to stop the greed from spiralling out of control, but inevitably capitalism also corrupts the government to undermine all that which is why so many monopolies reign supreme right now because of corrupt governments.

Likewise, I can also argue that governments ALWAYS are susceptible to corruption and ineptitude, and that's why having watchdogged democratic governments to prevent such abuse is required.

So, you want fight monopoly with... monopoly? State is also monopol. With all negative efects, but its monopoly on violance.
Problem is that state benefits big corporations, with huge legal and lobbying team and resources. Why you think that EU bans old car? Green politics? No. Car makers want protection from the competition. Developmnet cost for Euro 6 are so huge, that is no chance fo develop it without help and without patent infringement. But concurency still emerging but now in form of EV.

Remove regulation (patents included, or at least shorten their duration) and you kill monopolies without milions of other regulations.

More progress on Easy Anti-Cheat in Wine / Proton coming
16 July 2020 at 7:03 pm UTC

Quoting: massatt212You guys still talking about Piracy, I well-saying people would be posting their videos on games working with EAC patch for Wine
I haven't seen:
Paladins
Dauntless
Smite
Those are Free

My thoughts on piracy, I use to do it when I was younger, or when I want to test a game on Linux before buying or reporting problems, but I find single-player games are too expensive, some people like myself will play it once and it's digital and we can't resell it.

Really hope Lutris, proton gets, or TKG makes a good EAC proton patch or wine patch so we can jump in and enjoy EAC games.
One more thing I saw a video with Fortnite, does battle eye work on Linux? cause I saw that working too.

Problem with single player games is, that their development cost are sometimes bigger then multiplayer games (like CSGO), you can look at KC:D for example,... MP games are usually "easy money"

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