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Cities: Skylines - Industries DLC is out now along with a small free update for everyone
23 October 2018 at 3:39 pm UTC

QuoteCities: Skylines is basically the ultimate city builder available on Linux
Probably the ultimate city builder right now period.

madpingeridk, Is there really $15 USD worth of content in that, seems pricey to me at this point, the DLC is really adding up I suppose.
From what I've seen, it adds a whole new level of management, almost turning the game into more of a Transport Tycoon clone than a city builder, so it's not insubstantial. I don't feel like shelling out that kind of money on it myself, if I'm honest, but I think it's a reasonable price to ask.

The Humble Very Positive Sale is live, with some great Linux games going cheap
23 October 2018 at 3:33 pm UTC

buenaventuraI recommend Refunct from that list, it's a really nice chill little game!
Definitely, at that price. It's a little short, but a lot of fun while it lasts. (There's a game, if ever there was one, that would benefit immensely from a level editor, now I come to think of it.)

Linux market share on Steam now at a 16 month high after a rounding error was fixed
15 October 2018 at 5:58 pm UTC

Well, since everyone else seems to be posting theirs...

My ~/.steam (actually ~/.Steam; presumably having originated on Windows, the Steam client is case-insensitive) is a symlink to ~/.local/share/Steam.

cat .steam/steam/config/config.vdf | grep SurveyDate "SurveyDate" "2018-09-01" "SurveyDateVersion" "1897588903396382204" "SurveyDateType" "3"

The date's absolutely correct. I think I mentioned the first of September before.

I can't help wondering if the survey window is appearing underneath the main Steam window for some people and they just don't notice it. I don't like to cast aspersions on fellow GoLers' window management skills, but it's surely a possibility. And if it is the case, it's something Valve should fix.

The Humble Discovery Pack is out with three nice Linux native games
9 October 2018 at 6:51 pm UTC

Chacun à son gôut. KRZ left me cold (I might give it another try someday), but War for the Overworld is tempting.

Sunday Mag: Linux gaming news odds and ends and a quick look at what’s on sale
8 October 2018 at 7:29 pm UTC Likes: 1

Eike
DuncI thoroughly enjoyed it, much to my surprise. The only disappointment was that there isn't more of it.

You did see "Orwell: Ignorance is Strength"?
I knew the orignal was episodic, and didn't realise that was a whole new game. One of the perils of releasing episodic content, I suppose. I'll have to check it out.

Sunday Mag: Linux gaming news odds and ends and a quick look at what’s on sale
8 October 2018 at 3:58 pm UTC

ColomboLess boring, I tried the Orwell thing and it is kind of fun.
Oh yes, I played it a few weeks ago. It's not what you expect, is it? I thought it would be a preachy polemic about surveillance and terrorism, but it's actually an excellent little detective story. Yes, it makes you think about digital surveillance - especially the twist at the end (I won't give it away) - but it never rams it down your throat or lets the message get in the way of the gameplay.

I thoroughly enjoyed it, much to my surprise. The only disappointment was that there isn't more of it.

Sunday Mag: Linux gaming news odds and ends and a quick look at what’s on sale
7 October 2018 at 4:09 pm UTC

Until GOG bunged me that free copy of Shadow Warrior 2, I'd found myself playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 again. I hadn't played it in ages - I think the Scandinavia DLC had just come out, and I don't think I'd seen the real licenced Mercedes trucks until now - and I'm beginning to wonder if it was before I bought my current graphics card. I was never able to run it at the highest settings before (in fact, when I loaded it up, it was on the lowest).

What with that and some of the improvements that have been made since I last played, and I'm really enjoying it. And I'm still not sure why.

I wish the Steam Controller would work with it, though. In the last update, the release notes say that it was fixed on Linux. But it just plain doesn't work.

Doktor_MandrakeBeen trying out Shadow Warrior 2 as well since it was given out free by GOG.com, mind you I've been dual booting to play it and probably going to try it under wine at some point, from what I can gather it uses DX11 so will probably need to use DXVK on top of that. It's already a very demanding game under windows 10 so interested to find out how it will run under latest Wine
I don't know what your specs are, but I was surprised at how well it runs here. I haven't checked the framerate (it'll only annoy me), but it's perfectly playable. Of course, I don't dual-boot, so I've nothing to compare with. But with DXVK, I can't imagine there's a huge performance hit.

The Steam Play whitelist just had a large update including The Witness and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
6 October 2018 at 8:49 pm UTC

liamdawe
DuncWasn't Castle Crashers already on the whitelist?
No it was not on the original list, which can be seen here.
Fair enough, Liam. I wasn't questioning your reporting; I just could have sworn that it was. Oh, well.

The Steam Play whitelist just had a large update including The Witness and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
6 October 2018 at 3:40 pm UTC

Wasn't Castle Crashers already on the whitelist? I was under the impression it was the only whitelisted game I owned.

It does work absolutely flawlessly, by the way.

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