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CRSED: F.O.A.D. is like PUBG with powers, now on Linux and Steam Deck Verified
26 May 2022 at 6:29 pm UTC

It's Free to play and its Native.. So there's that. Played couple of rounds, but imo its pretty awful. Combat is pretty bad. Audio-visual feedback is not very well done imo, the animations are pretty bad. First person view is kinda strange and third-person is even worse for this type of game imo. The Maps are kinda bland and boring also. Points of interest locations are like just slapped in and loot is sometimes very weirdly placed. Graphics look pretty OK (minus few visual glitches with water reflections and shadows) and the game runs well. Not the worst game out there but lacks a lot of polish. I might be spoiled with how fluid the combat in Apex legends is. But like i said.. Its free and just like 10GB to download and at least in EU zone i found the matches pretty quickly.

Gameplay video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xwtuxXV6XA

Developer of popular noise suppression tool NoiseTorch has dev machine compromised
19 May 2022 at 3:17 pm UTC Likes: 1

Ohh sad. I have been using this for a long time and it's been amazing tool to clean up all the background noise. I think i will still keep using the build i have, cause other similar programs never worked great for me.

Proton Experimental bumps minimum driver version, more playable on Linux and Steam Deck
13 May 2022 at 5:26 pm UTC

afaik all the vulkan beta drivers since 470.62.05 support the VK_KHR_maintenance4 and the latest being 470.62.29. so those drivers should still work on older gen cards right?
Also this update is for experimental, so its not a big deal i think. Sooner or later the support for old GPUs has to stop somewhere imo.

NVIDIA working with Valve to get Gamescope working on their drivers
25 March 2022 at 10:48 am UTC Likes: 9

As owner of nvidia gpu for so long time i would say i really haven't even had the need for gamescope as everything has been working perfectly with multimonitor for me. Games run, perform, open in correct monitor etc. Cant really complain, but i guess good to hear they are working with valve.

NVIDIA 510.60.02 driver rolls out for Linux
23 March 2022 at 10:01 am UTC Likes: 6

Quoting: ArdjeBut no old gpu support, nor opensource support for older gpus. While AMD and intel still get updates (not because they need to, but because they love to see it work).
(IMHO: NVidia is just slightly better than being the D-Link of GPU's).

what? they have legacy drivers for older GPUs which also get updates for newer LTS kernels from time to time.
not opensource, yes, but that's the way they do stuff.

Apex Legends now broken on Steam Deck and Linux desktops (update: fixed)
14 March 2022 at 7:53 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: RichardYao
Quoting: quotI wonder if dropping in that missing `easyanticheat_x64.so` file would fix the issue. The removal seems accidental, so I'm assuming the main binary is still compatible. Of course, you're risking a ban if you try that, but I am curious.

It does fix the issue.

How did you get the correct file?

i backed up the file before the game updated :)

Linux sticks above 1% still on the Steam Hardware Survey
8 March 2022 at 3:46 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: mr-victory
Quoting: XpanderAlso windows 7 seems to get a small bump
Small? It increased from %3 to %4 (roughly) in last 2 months.

I meant this month. But yeah agree, that's not really small for a OS that is EOL.

Linux sticks above 1% still on the Steam Hardware Survey
8 March 2022 at 11:45 am UTC Likes: 4

From the steam statistics tracker in here, its clearly visible that when there have been more chinese language users, then we have had drop, the lines match quite closely. Every time ther's a drop with simplified chinese we get a higher percentage.

edit: Also windows 7 seems to get a small bump every time there are more simplified chinese users on steam.

Bungie has more to say on Destiny 2 for Steam Deck and it's still a no
4 March 2022 at 11:11 am UTC Likes: 3

Im mean they are not wrong. BattlEye might work as expected but their own solution maybe needs extra work and then there are updates on the future etc. Its still a new platform to maintain. Im sure if Deck gets popular and they see there's money to be made, they will change their mind.