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Valve makes auto-update adjustments to help with managing Steam's bandwidth use
2 April 2020 at 4:14 pm UTC

lejimsterI guess thatd be fair for single player games, but if there is a multiplayer element ideally you want all your players on the same version.
Yes, probably (although a group of friends could decide to stay on an older version for whatever reason).
But it can be the game that detects if the player is using an old version, only when they try to play online, instead of bothering solo/split-screen players and wasting resources.

Valve makes auto-update adjustments to help with managing Steam's bandwidth use
30 March 2020 at 8:25 pm UTC Likes: 3

Steam should NOT force game updates on us. If a game works as-is I do not want to be forced to update it when I want to play it (which might take several hours to download, and possibly break the game).

Also since we’re forced to update the games it’s super annoying when Steam schedules downloads for later, just download the thing already!

New SteamVR Beta has some essential Half-Life: Alyx fixes for Linux
25 March 2020 at 8:56 pm UTC

HoriI got an Index 1 week+ ago and I am very disappointed in SteamVR on Linux overall.
I really hope they will fix it. I experience frequent system freezes, bugs in Steam VR Home (left eye has no shadows, skybox, etc) and games refusing to launch, especially Proton games.

It's been a while since I booted into my Windows partition but lately I was kinda forced to switch back to game on that one, which is very sad. And unfortunately all my VR games will likely count as Windows sales.
Thanks for the information. I was almost interested in buying a VR kit but now I know I shouldn’t!

A sweet new build of 'Minigalaxy' is out for easy GOG game managing on Linux
14 March 2020 at 2:04 pm UTC

mirvReally curious about the level of compatibility: would apulse work with Dead Cells? I don't like games relying on pulseaudio, so basically continually wonder about how well various alternatives work.
I just installed the latest version of Dead Cells from GOG and it turns out deleting their libSDL2 is all that is needed to make it work with sound! Just like Northgard (on Steam). They seem to be using the same engine with "hdll" files…
(Obviously you need to have a proper libSDL2 installed on your system.)

Edit: to answer your question, no it doesn’t seem to be working with apulse. I added it to their "deadcells.sh" script and got this error:
QuoteGLib:ERROR:../glib-2.60.7/glib/ghash.c:469:g_hash_table_lookup_node: assertion failed: (!g_atomic_ref_count_compare (&hash_table->ref_count, 0))
./deadcells.sh: line 7: 13655 Aborted LD_PRELOAD= LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. apulse ./deadcells

A sweet new build of 'Minigalaxy' is out for easy GOG game managing on Linux
14 March 2020 at 12:40 pm UTC

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ShmerlDealing with dependencies for GOG games is much less of an issue than using ancient runtime from Ubuntu 12.04.

In terms of time consumed? Not really, since you pretty much HAVE to deal with it on a case by case basis on GOG.
I have the exact opposite experience. The vast majority of DRM-free games work out of the box, but Steam has often broken games.
The only exception I remember is Dead Cells that requires pulseaudio so I had to use the Windows version under Wine.

RimWorld's Royalty expansion a 'great success' - more is coming to the game and now on GOG
3 March 2020 at 7:42 pm UTC

I found Rimworld less fun than Prison Architect even though Prison Architect is shit because it has no goal. Not worth the price.

With 'next generation 4CPT vehicle physics' the racing game DRAG finally has a Steam page
29 February 2020 at 8:49 pm UTC

It looks very nice but the trailer doesn’t show any kind of gameplay… not sure what to expect.

Metro Exodus to get a release date for Linux "soon" say 4A Games
29 February 2020 at 1:05 pm UTC

It’s funny seeing people angry about an Epic store exclusivity, but having no problem at all about the thousands of games that are exclusively on Steam. Not sure what the logic is.

Anyway, this will most probably be a day one purchase from me! We have so few (good) AAAs… I’ve been buying more and more Windows-only games to run with Proton.

GOG update their refund policy giving gamers more time to decide
26 February 2020 at 9:40 pm UTC Likes: 2

More importantly, it seems they will no longer refuse refunds if you’re not using Ubuntu… Or am I reading this wrong?

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