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Can you hear that? It's the Steam sales train and it's arrived, also Steam Wishlist revamp
16 February 2018 at 9:54 am UTC

johndoe
BrisseFinally I've acquired Hollow Knight which I just played for almost 2 hours and it seems pretty cool, and Divinity: Original Sin EE which I tried to launch but it just crashes instead. Bedtime now so I'll have to investigate that tomorrow, but worst case scenario I'd just get a refund but I really would like to get it working.

Anyone seen this error before?

This game is great. Don't give up too fast, but it's some kind of broken when you use mesa drivers. Read here...

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93551

Compiling the "LD_PRELOAD shim" works for me.
Colombo
BrisseFinally I've acquired Hollow Knight which I just played for almost 2 hours and it seems pretty cool, and Divinity: Original Sin EE which I tried to launch but it just crashes instead. Bedtime now so I'll have to investigate that tomorrow, but worst case scenario I'd just get a refund but I really would like to get it working.

Anyone seen this error before?

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Its not broken mesa driver, as @johndoe says, its broken game.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/373420/discussions/0/353915309344847166/

Many thanks to you both! I got it working now and you probably saved me hours of troubleshooting

Can you hear that? It's the Steam sales train and it's arrived, also Steam Wishlist revamp
15 February 2018 at 10:17 pm UTC

Finally I've acquired Hollow Knight which I just played for almost 2 hours and it seems pretty cool, and Divinity: Original Sin EE which I tried to launch but it just crashes instead. Bedtime now so I'll have to investigate that tomorrow, but worst case scenario I'd just get a refund but I really would like to get it working.

Anyone seen this error before?

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It's time to bug Feral Interactive about future port requests once again
26 January 2018 at 6:06 pm UTC

pageroundDCS World, please!

I just read earlier today that they are looking at Vulkan. First I thought, why, it's performing perfectly well after they implemented their new engine running on d3d11. Hmmm.... LINUX!? Then I realized it's probably to improve the VR experience, but one could only hope they are looking at us as well.

Haven't played with it in a few years though. I really liked it but at some point I got too fed up by the draconic DRM, increasingly large amount of smaller DLC's splitting the game to pieces, the never ending simultaneous dual branches (1.5|2.0), the promises of awesome modules which never came until years or even decades after their initial expectations. Ended up selling my flight sim hardware and a lot of DCS modules. Back then you could sell them second hand but they don't allow that now so I'm glad I jumped ship when I did actually.

It's time to bug Feral Interactive about future port requests once again
24 January 2018 at 12:15 pm UTC

Posted this on Phoronix yesterday. Just going to drop it here as well just in case Feral isn't lurking on Phoronix.

QuotePrey (2017) - Played it using Wine which worked pretty good. One of my favourite games last year.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Installed Windows (blasphemy, I know) on an old junk HDD and played this during the recent holiday season. It doesn't yet work properly in Wine. The first LiS is already ported by Feral and it's published by seemingly port-friendly Square Enix so it seems like a good candidate.

Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice - Another really good game I played on my temporary Windows install during the holidays. Doesn't work on Wine since it's full of graphical glitches. It's an indie-game running on the Unreal-engine and I suspect the devs might be open to the idea of a port.

Rise of the Tomb Raider - I assume this is the one on their port radar. Instabuy if and when it comes to Linux.

Assetto Corsa - Spent a lot of time with this racing sim before I ditched Windows, and I miss it. Yes, we have a lot of racing games on Linux already, but not in this particular subgenre. The developer is independent but they made a deal with a third party to make the console ports happen. Not sure what their attitude towards Linux is.

There's probably a ton more games I should mention but those are the ones that came to mind right now. I won't even bother mentioning certain Bethesda-published shooters that others already mentioned because Bethesda is Bethesda and thus it's very unlikely we'll see those ports despite all the open source tech used to develop those games.

Turns out Linux market share on Steam did not go back up in December
8 January 2018 at 3:03 pm UTC

Mountain Man
Brisse
BlackBloodRumIn my opinion the steam survey is a highly unreliable way to count Linux marketshare (as a whole).
It doesn't count overall Linux market share, nor is it intended to do so. It counts STEAM USERS ON LINUX and nothing else. Important distinction which a lot of people seem to miss.
What it's really counting is the percentage of people who were randomly selected and agree to be counted, which, considering how paranoid a lot of Linux users seem to be, is probably a very small percentage of Linux users on Steam.

Possibly. On the other hand, judging by the comment sections in this type of articles, it seems like Linux users (those who drop comments at least) care a lot about having their platform be more visible in the statistics so I'm not sure which way it goes. Pretty sure Windows users don't care much about the survey though. They have no reason to make their platform more visible to attract more game ports and such.

AMD announces Zen 2 design is 'complete', Zen+ now 'sampling' and more
8 January 2018 at 12:11 pm UTC

@Samsai Yeah, I just wanted to say that there's a simple way to create immune CPU's. Obviously they will want to come up with a more clever solution in the end.

AMD announces Zen 2 design is 'complete', Zen+ now 'sampling' and more
8 January 2018 at 11:38 am UTC Likes: 5

EikeI wonder if immunity against Spectre and Meltdown can be built into chips and when the first CPUs having it will be announced.

Anyway, I might replace my i3570K with some Ryzen+ this year.

Ryzen is already said to be immune against Meltdown, and while it is hypothetically vulnerable to one of the two Spectre variants, it hasn't been demonstrated in practice.

And yes of course you could make a chip completely immune. Just get rid of speculative execution, as that's what these attacks exploit. That will come at a performance cost however.

Turns out Linux market share on Steam did not go back up in December
8 January 2018 at 11:02 am UTC Likes: 2

BlackBloodRumIn my opinion the steam survey is a highly unreliable way to count Linux marketshare (as a whole).

It doesn't count overall Linux market share, nor is it intended to do so. It counts STEAM USERS ON LINUX and nothing else. Important distinction which a lot of people seem to miss.

The 'Linux Steam Integration' project from Solus has an updated release with Snap package support
21 December 2017 at 5:34 pm UTC Likes: 1

jensDo you scan the source code of every software you run on your machine for this kind of mistakes before executing something?
Don't get me wrong, this is a bad and serious error that should not happen, but please don't assume that open source software does not contain any not yet known serious mistakes just because it is open source.

Sorry for being unclear, but I meant those as two separate issues. Of course open source software can contain mistakes. Just look at what happened with Ubuntu 17.10 recently which apparently corrupted the UEFI on certain laptop models. Still, I'll take open source before proprietary any day, and if I have the option to sandbox software which I cannot trust 100% then I will take that option.

The 'Linux Steam Integration' project from Solus has an updated release with Snap package support
20 December 2017 at 3:29 pm UTC Likes: 6

lucifertdarkWhy not use it as it was intended by Valve & stop messing about with Snap & Flatpack?

There are good reasons for sandboxing Steam. At one point it had a bug which caused Steam to do 'rm -rf ~/' which caused some peoples entire home folders to be removed. It's proprietary software, so can you really trust that it doesn't do anything it's not supposed to? Also, there's the good old issue with the ever changing ABI/API on GNU/Linux. Flatpak and Snaps can provide the necessary runtime in a controlled fashion separate from the rest of your system which should ensure better reliability for Steam and games installed through Steam, while also making sure Steam or games cannot mess up your system.

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