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Valve seem to be tightening their rules on games with sexual content
19 May 2018 at 9:01 am UTC Likes: 2

XpanderI don't really get it. its all wrong way imo. Violence seems to be fine, blood, gore, killing.
then some nudity is so bad. If i had children, i think violence would be much much worse than some soft nudity.

but meh we are living in a weird world i guess.
Sex has been involved in all deaths that have happened. Violence has only been involved in some deaths that have happened. Therefore sex is more dangerous than violence and should thus be kept out of sight and out of mind as much as possible.

(The joke is that sex is required for people to exist and therefore for there to be death there has to have been sex.)

The Witcher 3 didn't come to Linux likely as a result of the user-backlash from The Witcher 2
1 May 2018 at 10:15 am UTC Likes: 1

kneekooOn the other hand, the loud "truckers" don't represent everyone, so there's no valid reason for a game developer/publisher to make the entire community suffer. It's definitely not fair towards the whole lot of good people who are civilized and grateful for whatever lands in the GNU/Linux world. That's why deciding to withdraw from making a Linux build based on negative feedback is not professional, because it's a shortsighted decision

It's called "Signal to noise ratio". There was far more hatred than praise, even after we fixed all the problems. Even 3 years on I saw people blasting the port saying how poor it was, even though the problems they were quoting had long been fixed.

Ultimately the damage is now done. It is very unlikely CDPR will change their minds at this point.
It also really helped that you have been instigating that negativity ever since the launch of TW2. At times you have practically been begging on IRC for someone to fall for a flamebait so that you can keep assuring yourself that you are truly the victim in this. Your initial TW2 port was bad and instead of working towards fixing your tarnished reputation you have been pointing again and again back to the bad port you released and how the community wronged you so. You have since made ports that people considered of good quality but instead of turning the focus towards those good ports and getting on with it you must always fall back to TW2. To put it bluntly, move the fuck on.

Mr. Friendly is a new nonviolent Doom mod where you help the monsters recover
24 April 2018 at 12:47 pm UTC Likes: 4

So, now you *CAN* befriend the demons.

Hollow Knight: Lifeblood is out as another free update and it's looking good
20 April 2018 at 12:49 pm UTC Likes: 1

EhvisSamsai, you will play this on stream tonight, right?
I don't even own a copy of Hollow Knight anymore. I completely wiped it off my Steam library.

Rise of the Tomb Raider tested on AMD RX 580
19 April 2018 at 3:11 pm UTC

EhvisWhat caused that low "min" value for the last test in Syria?
The minimums are just odd in general and don't seem to reflect anything too meaningful. Between benchmark runs it jumps up and down and when you monitor the framerates with Steam's FPS counter it doesn't actually appear to go that low. Like I mentioned in the article, I think some small amount of frames are taking a weirdly long time to render and that drops the minimum framerate recorded. Getting 1% and 5% low figures would likely be more useful.

Enhanced Doom engine 'GZDoom' has a fresh release, now collecting hardware information
27 March 2018 at 10:16 am UTC Likes: 2

throghAnd it is exactly that kind of wrong doing this. Instead it would be better asking for help and not collecting information as default setting or some kind of opt-out process. Besides: We are not talking about "customers" and instead of that "users". Those steps do irreversible damage to free software!
Sure, it does irreversible damage to free software. Except that they announced they would make that change. And they made it possible to opt-out of the data gathering. And the source code is open for you to check what and how they are gathering. And you can make a fork with that functionality patched out. But sure, irreversible damage has been done and now the developers will know what super secret graphics card you run. Shock and horror.

Ion Maiden, a new 3D Realms FPS has launched in Early Access with Linux support
19 March 2018 at 11:51 am UTC Likes: 2

I am well aware of the fact that retro systems still have active communities but those communities are self-contained and it'd be absolutely ridiculous to demand support from essentially any new piece of software for a C64 or even a DOS machine, even if that piece of software could essentially run in some form on that piece of hardware. So it's entirely irrelevant that these communities exist, new software doesn't need to bother with them. And Ion Maiden just so happens to be a new piece of software.

As for the RAM issue, sure, a 64-bit OS is going to need a bit more RAM than a 32-bit OS. However I would consider it questionable that this would critically affect the usability of a computer with 2 or 4GB of RAM. You are going to have a bad time regardless. And if the CPU in that computer doesn't have 64-bit capability then you're going to have an even worse time, considering you'd probably be running some kind of a crappy Atom or a processor from before 2005.

Demanding the continuation of 32-bit support is a burden and an incompatibility hassle. Distros to this day have to drag a well over a decade's worth of what is practically necrotic flesh around to support software that is actually only needed by less than a percent of the userbase. If people want to keep their 32-bit machines up and running they are free to do so through whatever porting and development efforts they want to do but new stuff shouldn't need to do it. It's time for those 32-bit machines to move to the retro section and for serious desktop computing to move on.

Ion Maiden, a new 3D Realms FPS has launched in Early Access with Linux support
19 March 2018 at 9:12 am UTC

kneekooOh well, if you read the whole thread you probably noticed my recent posts and why I think 32-builds could prove to be useful in more than one way.
Just let 32-bit die.


Stellaris 2.0 'Cherryh' patch & Stellaris: Apocalypse expansion released, over 1.5 million copies sold
22 February 2018 at 6:25 pm UTC Likes: 2

FredOIt's worth noting that your old save games will not be compatible with this new version 2. There's plenty of warnings about it when you start the game after updating. My save from 1.9 still loads, but with some strange statuses due to layout changes.

Do you have to start a new game to get all the features of 2.0 or can you update your old saves to the new version?
It's been new games for a good while when they release new feature versions. If you want to finish up your old save just switch back to that version and then move to 2.0 when you're done.

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