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Latest Comments by abelthorne
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Released For SteamOS Linux
22 May 2014 at 4:53 pm UTC

Quoting: Anonymousdiscounts are awesome for me and for you. but, for 1st game on linux for developer who is testing viability... discount might prove as double edged sword for linux

they might come short on earnings and thus skew as linux being even lower margin market. this could affect their future decisions on how viable linux is
Oh, I guess The Witcher 2 has been "paid back" (not sure of the english term) a long time ago. It has had discounts like this several times. I don't think they'll be short on earnings with this one-time discount or believe that this sale will be representative of the Linux market.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Released For SteamOS Linux
22 May 2014 at 4:23 pm UTC

Warning: the technical specs say that Radeon (ATI/AMD) and Intel GPU are not supported! So don't buy it if you don't own a nVidia graphic card.

Paranautical Activity Cancels Co-Op And Draws More Ire For Early Access
10 May 2014 at 6:55 am UTC

Quoting: AnonymousHas the Linux port been published on Steam yet or not?
No. The game appears in the library but the executable is missing. They keep telling that the Linux build will be available with the next big update but this update has been delayed over and over.

There's been a new thread opened yesterday. Looks like people are getting a bit ***ed of.

Vlambeer's Procedural Death Labyrinth Nuclear Throne Now Available On Linux, Our Game-play Video
14 April 2014 at 8:07 am UTC

Oh, that's nice. I've been wondering for a while if it would be ported to Linux, I thought it would be Windows only.

Star Conflict Beautiful Space MMO Looks Like It May Come To Linux
3 March 2014 at 3:23 pm UTC

Is it any good? The up/down votes on Steam aren't really positive (~40/60). According to the comments, it seems quite fun but too much "pay to win".

Nuclear Dawn Will No Longer Be Worked On
21 February 2014 at 2:21 pm UTC

The situation is a bit strange: I wrote a comment in the article about Dark Matter (http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/dark-matter-25d-survival-horror-now-on-steam-for-linux.2593) in october to enquire about the Nuclear Dawn status, as Interwave was apparently closed since august last year. Yet, developement of ND seemed to continue, as the Linux beta began a few weeks after that. So I'm not sure: was the studio still active while the head company was already closed? Did the developers continue to work on ND on their own after the studio was shut down?

Humble Indie Bundle 11 Is Out With The Swapper, Antichamber & More
19 February 2014 at 10:50 am UTC

Quoting: MagevaniaI can't see the steam logo, does this bundle 11 come with the Steam keys?
Yes. It seems that they removed the format icon from above the games (maybe they thought it wasn't clear to mix platforms and formats) but they still say in the page that you get Steam keys for games when paying at least 1$.

All games have Steam keys but Giana Sisters isn't available on Linux yet (not even DRM-free) and Antichamber isn't on Steam Linux yet (it's planned by the developer; I've updated the wiki with a link).

Oniken Action Platformer Released On Steam For Linux Using Wine
5 February 2014 at 6:10 pm UTC

Quoting: CFWhitmanI don't know when this game was developed or what they used to develop it.
It seems that they use the Clickteam SDK, which has no Linux support.

Oniken Action Platformer Released On Steam For Linux Using Wine
5 February 2014 at 1:15 pm UTC

While I don't really care if a game is native or uses a Wine wrapper − as long as it works flawlessly −, the lack of gamepad support and the suggestion to use joy2key instead is really, really bad IMO. A game should work as expected out of the box, the people who buy it shouldn't have to use "hacks" to make it work.