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Half-Life: Alyx support for Linux aiming to arrive with Vulkan support post-release
28 March 2020 at 9:06 pm UTC

I am very pleased with my card. The only time I really experience issues is with VR, but the current state of VR is beta anyway. I have watched corben78 play H/L Alyx on his nvidia harware on GOL's twitch channel and he experienced problems also. Unless you really want openCL I recommend the radeon rx 5700 very much.

Half-Life: Alyx support for Linux aiming to arrive with Vulkan support post-release
24 March 2020 at 12:00 pm UTC Likes: 1

I have a 5 -7 week wait for the controllers
btw the launch options I'm using are - RADV_PERFTEST=aco gamemoderun %command%
and this is the branch I am using.
The game is definitely worth the wait

Half-Life: Alyx support for Linux aiming to arrive with Vulkan support post-release
24 March 2020 at 11:44 am UTC

HoriIDK... I've got a Valve Index this monday (a great way to fight the pandemic btw) and SteamVR works VERY badly on Linux, and often freezes my whole system. Many games also refuse to start even.

I'm sorry to say this but I play all my VR games on Windows because of that, and they will likely count as Windows sales because of this. I really hoped I can stick to Linux, but VR is where I draw the line. I can handle errors, glitches and crashes on traditional games, but not in VR.

If I may ask - what GPU?

Recently bought a 5700XT and waiting for the Index, which currently says 2-4 weeks.

Alex will run on the rx 5700. I am currently running Arch with these tweeks from the mesa-git repo, vulkan-radeon-git, mesa-git, together with 32 bit libs and xf86-video-amdgpu-git. I am also using the drm-fixes-5.6 branch of the linux kernel (An easy way to do this can be found in gardotd426 's comment on this thread from about a week ago). I have had about 3 crashes in about 4.5 hours of gameplay and been able to ssh in but can only recover with a reboot.
The game itself is great fun, I am using the index headset but I only have the old controllers and I think to get the most out of the game you need valves new controllers.

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21 March 2020 at 7:05 pm UTC

Another 1000 points for the team!

Open source XR runtime (VR/AR) 'Monado' sees a first release
26 February 2020 at 6:23 pm UTC Likes: 2

Christoph Haag has posted this on youtube xrdesktop

Frictional Games are getting sneakier with their teaser - looks like we have a baby coming
17 February 2020 at 11:30 am UTC Likes: 1

I think the 'baby' has grown a little more... previous videos 0204.mp4, 0213.mp4, 2020.mp4 current 2028.mp4
There are a couple of other changes too. They have already been decoded and we have a newVideo

and a little more text:
The rise and fall of dunes, the waves of a waterless sea
A single star burns in the void; below it is nothing but dust
Two lizards dance in the heat, writhing across the sand
A tower pierces the sky; an impossible point of ascent

To plunder the earth for gold, then realise your coin has no worth
To travel a well-trodden road, then find yourself pathless and lost
To gaze at a circle of glass, to discover a world lies within
Life is the simplest of games, a game it seems no-one can win

The veil is split in two,
The fear gives rise to rage,
A hundred lives from now, all this will be memory, lost in the desert.

Frictional Games are getting sneakier with their teaser - looks like we have a baby coming
31 January 2020 at 10:28 pm UTC Likes: 13

There is an itching behind my eyes as if a beetle burrows there in the folds of my brain seeking its way in, mandibles teasing at grey matter. As if a frantic finger has been pushed into my skull a broken fingernail working into my thoughts. I want to reach in with a needle to scratch it. Or perhaps a peice of wire though the tear duck, treading through the lacrimal canal.

Thread like black worms swimming (behind) eyes. When I think about them (they) are agitated and start to thrash around.
They know I am afraid and it makes them worse.

If I hold myself still if I calm my mind, if I empty my head and try not to be afraid of .. Then the itching fades to the tickling of a feather. I've tried filling myself with the notes of a song, of the colours of a beautiful picture but that doesn't work.
only emptiness gives me any ..

I wish I had my gun

I think that's it

The Frictional Games strange teaser appears to be growing
16 January 2020 at 3:11 pm UTC Likes: 1

Looks like a beating heart to me...

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition arrives on Linux on November 5th
15 October 2019 at 4:10 pm UTC

Adam_eMWhat if I already own a copy?

Get another from the feral site

I have to confess that I got this on sale recently to test my new graphics card. But that's not going to stop me buying a copy from feral, they need all the encouragement we can give. I got Total War Three Kingdoms just to support more native builds and not because I really like this genre. Consider it a donation for a company that has clearly done a lot for us.

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