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Details on how Slay the Spire sold on Linux plus some thoughts
5 February 2019 at 2:30 pm UTC Likes: 3

scaineAnd while you might be right that Linux support is often a work of love, love doesn't pay the bills.
Not THAT kind of love, anyway.

This daily shitpost was sponsored by Powerthirst.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
4 February 2019 at 8:54 pm UTC

tmtvl
QuoteIt's also nice to see so many people trying out (and enjoying) The Witcher 3, with it being the second most popular game.

Yes, very nice seeing plagiarism get rewarded. Good lesson for everyone: want to be successful? Just steal some shit. As long as Moorcock doesn't get his share of the royalties, I'll keep advocating for people to boycott TW.
Plagiarism? You mean, Sapkowski made the game?
Here I was, thinking that the game was just using characters and background from books, and that the original author signed off those for a ridiculously low sum (100% his fault, not CDPR's, nobody forced him at gunpoint).
That he was also writing and voicing the dialogues, creating all the assets, coding the game and designing the mechanics... so basically creating 90% of the game was real news to me.
Thanks for clearing that up!

The developer of 'Rise to Ruins' is doing so well, they're paying back supporters
4 February 2019 at 1:55 pm UTC Likes: 2

I find this rather weird, tbh. Wouldn't there have been a better way to use the money? Like, hire a composer to get more music as the game's soundtrack is very repetitive right now.

The people who give money on Patreon are doing so in order to enable the dev to develop and improve the game, not to earn money back.
I somewhat understand shutting down the campaign if the money isn't needed any more, but I just think there would have been better uses of the money than giving someone 20$...

This also sets a rather awkward precedent, as now some might expect similar behavior from other developers. But Patreon != Fig.

Details on how Slay the Spire sold on Linux plus some thoughts
4 February 2019 at 10:08 am UTC

I remember having serious windowing issues with this game on linux and wasn't the only one.
However, that wouldn't really a share THIS low. Hmm.

Bit of a curiosity given other devs reporting higher numbers.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
3 February 2019 at 8:22 am UTC Likes: 12

Magbed
Comandante ÑoñardoThese are my platinum reports:
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I have more reports to do..

See... i dont get why people mark them as platinum when there are so many workaraound involved... thats not platinum rating.
Fully agreed.
If you have to do anything else than just launch the game, it is not Platinum. Same if the performance is MUCH worse than on Windows.
If you can make the game run perfectly with some steps, as many of these reports say, that's Gold, Not Platinum.

What we have here is someone unconsciously (I don't think that is on purpose) skewing statistics, and that's not helping anyone in the long run.
The reports and hints are appreciated, but almost none of these are reports that should be Platinum.

I feel that ProtonDB should have functionality to report a report as having the wrong rating.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
3 February 2019 at 7:20 am UTC Likes: 2

So many people using Arch?
I would've expected Mint second.

Of course, these stats say nothing about the people that made the report, right?
It would, in theory, be possible that each report is by another person, or that one person is responsible for half the Ubuntu reports.
I wonder how what such a "cleaned up" stat (as in, only one report counts per person) would look like.

Sunless Skies is officially out and it's truly an awesome experience
1 February 2019 at 5:24 pm UTC Likes: 1

JuliusAnyone got Sunless Seas actually running? On my Solus Linux system it always crashes on startup.
For me (on Ubuntu 18.04) it just starts as a tiny 0-pixel window. I can hear the music, but there's no way to make the window bigger.
Starting parameters don't do anything, either.

Edit:
Found out that's a known bug, though, with a workaround:
http://www.failbettergames.com/sunless-skies/reporting-bugs/#Minimised

The developer of AuroraRL, a 2D space exploration game has thrown in the towel
29 January 2019 at 3:12 pm UTC Likes: 1

pbWell that's a shame. I bought it quite some time ago as it looked interesting, but as usual, I waited for it to be fully released before I play it. Which seems to be never now.
That's the main reason I almost never buy Early Access games. Better just to wishlist and follow its development than to spend money on something that will never be finished.
Too many games that just end up in early access limbo, because some clever people think they can finance their further development with "early adapters".

Lesson: Gather funds BEFORE development, if you can in any way. If you can't, maybe think about if you really should be developing a game.

Lutris has a third beta available for the big 0.5.0 release
24 January 2019 at 2:56 pm UTC

slimithy
TheSHEEEP
slimithy
TheSHEEEPIt is their decision, me finding it weird hardly qualifies as bashing.
I get what you are saying. It makes for a simpler transition.
But then it begs the question, What is the point in using 2 OS'?
If we ignore the endless amount of reasons related to working, and just focus on games:
To play games that won't run (or very badly) on Linux (w/wo Wine).

I'm a gamer first, Linux user second. If a game I'd very much like to play really requires Windows, then Windows it shall be.
Makes sense.
But still, wouldn't it be better if you just stayed on Windows?
Then I'd have to deal with Windows' inefficiencies and annoyances way more than necessary.
There's a reason a prefer Linux, just like everyone else here - and it sure ain't the lower selection of games working on it.

TimeFreezeIf you just want to Play just stay with Windows. I for myself use Linux Mostly. For everything else i mostly use my Consoles. Only for maybe 2 Games i some times (rarely) switch to Windows.

But yeah if you are a "gamer" (i hate that word btw) then just stay at Windows.
I also use Linux mostly. Except when I need Windows to run certain games (or for work).

I feel like both of you did not understand the concept of first & second. Yes, being able to play games is most important to me (and if the Linux situation concerning games was as bad as it was 4-5 years ago, I wouldn't be here).
But the second most important thing (using the OS I'm more comfortable with) is still important.
It's not an "either or" situation.

Lutris has a third beta available for the big 0.5.0 release
24 January 2019 at 7:23 am UTC Likes: 1

slimithy
TheSHEEEPIt is their decision, me finding it weird hardly qualifies as bashing.
I get what you are saying. It makes for a simpler transition.
But then it begs the question, What is the point in using 2 OS'?
If we ignore the endless amount of reasons related to working, and just focus on games:
To play games that won't run (or very badly) on Linux (w/wo Wine).

I'm a gamer first, Linux user second. If a game I'd very much like to play really requires Windows, then Windows it shall be.

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