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Woops - Valve accidentally put up the Valve Index, Base Station and Controllers unfinished store pages
1 April 2019 at 8:54 pm UTC Likes: 12

In this industry, "leaks" are often intentional and a way to build hype. Not saying that's the case here, but it's certainly a possibility.

DXVK 1.0.2 is out with some bug fixes, d9vk seems to be progressing nicely
1 April 2019 at 8:51 pm UTC Likes: 5

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QuoteJoshua definitely knows his stuff and dedicates a lot of time and effort to this project, and I believe it can happen, but keep in mind that the project isn't backed by anyone and if Josh has to pull out of it for whatever reason, there's going to be no one to maintain it in the long run.

Do they have a Patreon or something? Is there any way the community could help out other than committing code which a lot of us aren't really qualified to do?

DiRT 4 officially released for Linux, port from Feral Interactive
28 March 2019 at 4:40 pm UTC Likes: 1

vipor29this game runs fantastic but recording is a chore.there are some other games that do the same thing not sure if that is a vulkan thing or what but i finally was able to record some footage and get it up but it looks like its stuttering which i have no idea what could be causing that.it did that on both manjaro and ubuntu so it has to be a setting that must be off or something but other than that the game runs buttery smooth.

Are your trying to record using OBS and GNOME? I have some severe performance issues with OBS when running GNOME on x.org. For some strange reason they go away when using GNOME on Wayland and running games through xwayland. Obviously OBS doesn't support capturing under Wayland yet, but it can capture programs that run through xwayland and it works fine with good performance.

DiRT 4 officially released for Linux, port from Feral Interactive
28 March 2019 at 3:25 pm UTC

Yea, the GPU requirements doesn't necessarily have anything to do with performance, but could be limited depending on which GPU's have out of the box Vulkan support on GNU/Linux, which especially limits AMD with Open Source drivers since some older GPU's still default to the radeon kernel driver and not amdgpu which is required for Vulkan. People with these cards still might be able to play though by blacklisting radeon and forcing amdgpu using kernel boot parameters, but the game may not be tested on such configuration so your mileage may wary.

DiRT 4 officially released for Linux, port from Feral Interactive
28 March 2019 at 11:35 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoteand Life is Strange 2 to come later this year

DontNod/SE recently revealed their release schedule for the rest of the episodes and the last one doesn't come out until December so I doubt Feral will be able to release it this year.

On topic: Nice. Personally would be more into Dirt Rally 2.0 but this is nice too

Cities: Skylines turns four years old, has some impressive stats
11 March 2019 at 2:20 pm UTC Likes: 9

QuoteCities: Skylines, probably the best city-builder available on Linux

Cities: Skylines, probably the best city-builder on any platform

FIFY

Something for the weekend: HITMAN 2’s first mission is now free and works great in Steam Play on Linux
1 March 2019 at 12:35 pm UTC

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BrissePlayed 10 hours already. First impressions were not good with major stuttering while compiling shaders but after running around for several minutes and putting up with the stuttering it finally goes away as most of the level has been explored and the shaders are saved to disk cache.
It's odd, I was fully expecting it to be stuttery, but even on my first attempt at that particular level, I didn't really see any.

Might be that NVIDIA has more readily available shader state(?) caches to be shared by Steam than AMD.

That would be my guess as well, especially considering about 3/4 of the userbase use Nvidia. As an AMD user on a rolling distro with the latest drivers and frequent updates, I almost always see stuttering initially when playing games through Proton. In most games it's no big deal, it only takes a few seconds, but in recent and graphically complex games like HITMAN 2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider it is so severe that your first thought is "this is unplayable", but patience is rewarded and once that on disk shader cache is built up to completion the games become perfectly smooth.

Something for the weekend: HITMAN 2’s first mission is now free and works great in Steam Play on Linux
1 March 2019 at 11:37 am UTC

Played 10 hours already. First impressions were not good with major stuttering while compiling shaders but after running around for several minutes and putting up with the stuttering it finally goes away as most of the level has been explored and the shaders are saved to disk cache.

Also had one crash to desktop, but for 10 hours of gameplay that's not too bad.

It's nice to get to play the intro level to the new game while also getting access to all the old levels, although the latter feels very much like playing HITMAN 2016 with only very minor differences and having to go through the progression system a second time, which I don't mind actually after having unlocked every item and achievement in the predecessor.

Cold Hearts, a visual novel about dating household appliances is real and heading to Linux
28 February 2019 at 2:34 pm UTC

silmethIt took me a while to properly parse and understand the title. The thumbnail image helped. I think my brain just wasn’t ready for the truth.

I didn't even get it until I read your post. I feel dumb now

The first Steam Play update for this year is out with Proton 3.16-7 beta
16 February 2019 at 11:54 am UTC

After further investigation (DXVK_HUD=version) it does look like Steam wasn't actually using the version of Proton that it said it was. Going to try installing from the Tools menu as suggested.

Edit: Yep, now it's using the latest version.

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