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Sci-fi adventure taking place on an abandoned Earth, Mutropolis launching Feb 18
22 January 2021 at 12:33 pm UTC Likes: 1

Seems like a nice adventure game. The visual style reminds me of Broken Age, a Double Fine adventure game I enjoyed a lot.
I played the demo of Mutropolis last year, but it was so short that I couldn't form a proper opinion about it.
Anyway, it's already on my wishlist.

The Linux distribution I was most thankful for in 2020 - EndeavourOS
7 January 2021 at 8:28 am UTC

I really loved Antergos, and it was a pity they had to abandon it.
After finally trying EndeavourOS this year, though, I can say that it's currently one of my favourite Linux distributions for advanced users (along with Fedora).
I use it with Xfce as desktop environment, and generally I'm very happy. The only problem is HiDPI support. To the credit of Xfce team it got a lot better this year, but it's still not as seamless as in GNOME: there are some things you have to tweak yourself.

The best Linux distros for gaming in 2021
17 December 2020 at 9:03 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: RoosterSo why would you say Ubuntu is safer choice for new users than Endeavour or Endless OS?
Most of my reasons are actually the same Liam mentioned in this article:
1) There is a lot more info out there to help you solve whatever problem you may face (e.g. AskUbuntu is a great resource that helped me a lot in my early Linux days).
2) Almost everything a beginner level user may need is already in the official repositories.
3) Most of the game developers or porters (Feral Interactive, for instance) ONLY officially support Ubuntu. So, if you have any problem running a game, you can expect to be able to contact them and get a response.

Don't take me wrong: I love EndeavourOS, but I won't recommend it to new users. I showed it to my wife, who has been using Linux for several years now, and she prefers to stick with Linux Mint and Ubuntu.

The best Linux distros for gaming in 2021
16 December 2020 at 11:41 am UTC Likes: 3

I agree with Liam's recommendations for newer Linux users. Ubuntu is a pretty safe choice.
For the experienced users, though, the choice of OS or DE is more a matter of personal preference.
E.g. I use Ubuntu and EndeavourOS on my main gaming PC, but I also use plenty of other operating systems, like Solus or Fedora, and I wouldn't deem any of them as not gaming-capable. If you keep your drivers up-to-date, you are good to go.
Still, there are always some games that don't run properly on one OS, but work perfectly on some others (e.g. some Total War games). That's the reason why I have two operating systems installed on my gaming PC.

Standalone Steam Controller driver and UI 'SC Controller' gets a sweet small upgrade
16 December 2020 at 8:26 am UTC

Quoting: EagleDeltaI found the source: https://github.com/Ryochan7/sc-controller

Thanks!
I believe it's the same Python 3 fork (not 100% sure, though), but there is a more up-to-date version in the repository you've found.

Standalone Steam Controller driver and UI 'SC Controller' gets a sweet small upgrade
14 December 2020 at 8:37 am UTC

Quoting: EagleDeltaMy main point being is that even with a Snap and AppImage, I either can't get it to run on Pop!_OS 20.10 or, when it does, it can't detect the controller. And I can't install the package via PPA as it requires Python 2 dependencies that are no longer included since Pop!_OS 20.04

Apparently there is a Python 3 fork of this software. They mention it in this thread.
I tried that AppImage on Ubuntu, EndeavourOS and Fedora, and it not only runs, but also detects my Steam Controller.
Keep in mind, though, that I wasn't able to find the source code of the aforementioned Python 3 fork on GitHub, so I don't really know where it comes from.

Standalone Steam Controller driver and UI 'SC Controller' gets a sweet small upgrade
11 December 2020 at 9:49 am UTC

Quoting: mcphail
Quoting: NoStDoes anyone know if it works with Stadia or GeForce NOW?

Yes, it works with both.
Thanks for the confirmation!

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall game engine Daggerfall Unity now feature complete
10 December 2020 at 10:23 am UTC Likes: 2

This seems to be a good time to get acquainted with this classic Bethesda game.

Standalone Steam Controller driver and UI 'SC Controller' gets a sweet small upgrade
10 December 2020 at 10:21 am UTC

Great news! I love my Steam Controller so much. Even though I mainly use it in Steam, it's very nice to be able to use it for other games.
Does anyone know if it works with Stadia or GeForce NOW?

Valve updates the Steam Linux Container Runtime for Proton 5.13, helps tools like MangoHud
10 December 2020 at 10:08 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: mylkacould it be, that mangohud doesnt work for all games?

It seems to be the case.
I've tried several games, and it behaves very differently.
Mass Effect 2 - works with just mangohud %command%.
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - doesn't work at all (even with PRESSURE_VESSEL_FILESYSTEMS_RO pointing to MangHud config file).
The Elder Scrolls Online - works with PRESSURE_VESSEL_FILESYSTEMS_RO specified, but hangs on the login screen.
I'm sticking with 5.0-10 for MangoHud for now.

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