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Valve released a stable Steam Client update yesterday, some nice fixes in for Linux and Steam Play
19 April 2019 at 1:29 am UTC Likes: 2

QuoteWhat would you like to see improved next in the Steam Client?
I would like the ability to go without the Steam Client. Steam should provide an API so that users can authorize third-party programs to view, install, and launch games. That could include Ubuntu Software Center, KDE Discover, Lutris, PlayOnLinux etc. The Steam runtime and Steam Play should be available as separate packages for people who want to use them, even for non-Steam games.

Valve released a stable Steam Client update yesterday, some nice fixes in for Linux and Steam Play
18 April 2019 at 5:39 pm UTC

Quoting: DamonLinuxPL
Quoting: WorMzyI wonder if this update pushes out the updated steam web helper shared objects which break the webhelper on non-debian systems...

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/6156
https://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta/discussions/0/1848072002764995823/
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/62095

Related only to Arch based packing. Should be fixed by package maintainer in Arch but from what I see valve trying to fix it despite the fact that it is not their plot.

From what I understand, the way one of Steam's scripts is written makes it impossible for the distro maintainer to fix this. Arch maintainers offered a simple fix, but the Steam developers would not accept it because they don't want to appear to endorse the "native runtime" approach.

Google announce ‘Stadia’, their new cloud gaming service built on Linux and Vulkan
20 March 2019 at 5:01 pm UTC

Quoting: MaathNow, didn't they say the console itself is more powerful than an Xbox and a PS4 combined? Do they need all of that power just for streaming? Perhaps the console will be able to run programs locally.
I was under the impression that it would not be a console, but just a controller which works with a computer/smart phone or ChromeCast and a cloud platform.

Google announce ‘Stadia’, their new cloud gaming service built on Linux and Vulkan
20 March 2019 at 4:51 pm UTC Likes: 7

Renting a movie DRM free would mean you could download the movie, copy it to other devices to watch it, and even watch it later. It would be breaching the contract to watch it after the renting period, but there would not be a system to prevent it.

So if Stadia were DRM free, you would be able to download the game and copy it to other devices to play it, and even play it after the renting period.

Google announce ‘Stadia’, their new cloud gaming service built on Linux and Vulkan
20 March 2019 at 3:53 pm UTC

So just like how Linux is the most used system to run web servers today, it may become the most used system to run games.

The open source fantasy turn-based strategy game 'Battle for Wesnoth' is now on Steam
3 May 2018 at 7:15 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: throghWow, another one goes there and let's celebrate that an open-source game is distributed throughout a proprietary platform. Wait what? Sounds like an error? Yes, it is. But nothing more to say, celebrate whatever you want, making your local distribution to another copycat of Windows, full of more proprietary services. Nothing learned!
You don't have to get it through Steam. The game has supported Windows and Mac for a long time too, and you don't have to play it on those platforms. An open source game being successful on a proprietary platform is an improvement over only having proprietary games on that proprietary platform.

My top Tower Defence games for Linux
14 November 2017 at 7:07 am UTC

I recommend trying Soulcaster I and II. I played them a while ago and don't have them installed any more, and I don't remember much except that they were fun and tower-defense-like games.

Heroes of Hammerwatch, a roguelike hack and slash RPG/adventure game that should see Linux support
6 October 2017 at 8:40 pm UTC

I loved Hammerwatch but I suck at dodging, so "persistent heroes" sounds great!

Rise to Ruins updated with an overhauled combat system along with bows and arrows
26 September 2017 at 9:14 pm UTC Likes: 1

Spoiler, click me
"Blood Moon" will destroy you. :(

Card battler 'Faeria' has a huge expansion releasing today 'The Adventure Pouch: Oversky' with a co-op campaign
8 August 2017 at 4:48 am UTC

The Linux version seems buggy for some people including me right now, and requires setting launch options or editing a configuration file to play. Also, the game said the expansion was "coming soon". I hope they'll fix the problems soon because it's normally a fun and polished game.

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