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Coming up on this LinuxGamecast Weekly. Garage Games needs about tree fiddy. Shank 2 finally works, Ensign-1 gets an update and Venn wears a sweater.

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Steam News

  1. http://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php?threads/steam-working-towards-better-supporting-other-distros.1580/


News

  1. https://github.com/swick/glc/tree/pulseaudio
  2. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php/packages.php?ID=62348
  3. http://blog.humblebundle.com/post/38966530458/three-games-added-to-humble-indie-bundle-7
  4. https://twitter.com/RammJaeger/status/284845942681788416
  5. http://linuxgamecast.com/2012/12/shank-2-hib-7-now-with-gamepad-support/
  6. http://www.desura.com/games/ensign-1/news/new-sounds-hud-afterburners-enemy-missiles
  7. http://linuxgamecast.com/2012/12/l-g-c-how-to-install-hawken-open-beta-with-winetricks/


Games

  1. http://www.tasharen.com/windward/
  2. http://tasharen.com/forum/index.php?topic=2566.0
  3. http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=Knytt+Underground
  4. http://ancientbeast.com/


Feedback

  1. http://slexy.org/view/s21wabDdJN
    1. https://www.justtactics.com/
  2. http://slexy.org/view/s2WF6GOgIU
    1. http://zero-k.info/

 

Steam News :

Steam working towards better supporting other distros
http://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php?threads/steam-working-towards-better-supporting-other-distros.1580/

  • Gotten a lot of feedback around the hacky way that Steam manages dependencies
  • Some of this is because of lingering multiarch problems on Ubuntu 12.04
  • One proposal is to separate out the package management logic (basically the install_extra_packages() part of /usr/bin/steam.sh)
  • I



News:

(PSA) GLC Pulseaudio branch

  1. https://github.com/swick/glc/tree/pulseaudio
  2. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php/packages.php?ID=62348

 

  • This allows GLC to use Pulse in place of ALSA
  • Combined with pavucontrol you can set system wide audio levels
  • It’s a PITA to install
  • Fortunately there’s an ARCH package. We know you guys get get confused when things like “compiling” and “cloning a git repo” come up

New games added HIB 7
http://blog.humblebundle.com/post/38966530458/three-games-added-to-humble-indie-bundle-7

  • The Basement Collection
  • Cave Story+
  • Offspring Fling
  • Two new things, which is nice.  Still very impressed with selection of games this bundle

@icculus @derridda Great news you got UE3 working on Linux. We should talk ;)
https://twitter.com/RammJaeger/status/284845942681788416

  • Will we ever get a port of U3?
  • This could net us Red Orchestra 2

Shank 2 FIXED
http://linuxgamecast.com/2012/12/shank-2-hib-7-now-with-gamepad-support/

  • Gamepad support!
  • Four days after the developers fixed the issue; Humble tossed out the shank2-linux-update2-1356639361 update.
  • Requires another 1.6GB download
  • HIB really needs a patch system.
  • Where is the steam entry mang?

Ensign-1 Update
http://www.desura.com/games/ensign-1/news/new-sounds-hud-afterburners-enemy-missiles

  • New sounds
  • Updated HUD
  • Afterburners

GarageGames needs about tree fiddy $27k to port Torque 3D
http://www.indiegogo.com/torque3d-for-linux

  • Recently open sourced Torque 3D under the MIT license
  • Since open sourcing it, we have had nearly 300 forks of the codebase on GitHub.
  • We want a dedicated Linux-native game development platform.
  • There will also be a Linux branch live on GitHub where you can watch the developers porting the engine to Linux.
  • Can’t the community take care of this?
    • Doesn’t make much sense. Perhaps they want to have someone with butt in seat working on it

Install Hawken Open Beta With WineTricks
http://linuxgamecast.com/2012/12/l-g-c-how-to-install-hawken-open-beta-with-winetricks/

  • This has been tested with Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit using closed source Nvidia drivers.
  • Takes 10 minutes minus the download.
  • Game performance is fantastic even /w a low end quad core CPU + Nvidia 500 series GPU.


Games :
Linux build of Unity game “Windward”

  1. http://www.tasharen.com/windward/
  2. http://tasharen.com/forum/index.php?topic=2566.0

 

  • Fast-paced naval combat
  • Randomly generated booty to discover
  • Unity engine
  • Runs a bit sluggish on our new system
  • Segfaults on my system

Knytt Underground
http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=Knytt+Underground

  • 2D platform game featuring a quirky story
  • The demo includes the first of the game’s three chapters.
  • DRM-free.

Ancient Beast
http://ancientbeast.com/

  • Turn based strategy game played online against other people
  • Uses HTML, PHP, and JavaScript, so it is playable from any modern browser without the need of plugins.
  • There are a lot of good javascript game frameworks allowing for fairly complex games.   Can provide another means of cross platform gaming

 



Feedback:
Jordan Brock writes in
http://slexy.org/view/s21wabDdJN
Hi,
I actually didn’t know about your site until I saw you are following us on Twitter, so I checked you out   I suppose you already know, but, my team and I are working on a game called “Just Tactics.”  It is a turn based, 1v1, online multiplayer, tactical war game involving squads and deck building.  Here is the website:  https://www.justtactics.com/
We just entered Beta, so I’m spreading the word.  Please let me know if you can help us spread the word even more

Cheers,

-Jordan Brock

Roger S writes in
http://slexy.org/view/s2WF6GOgIU
Subject: ZeroK

Message Body:

http://zero-k.info/

It’s a RTS game based on spring enigne.
Zero-K is a fast, competitive game with a focus on a streamlined economy and advanced interface that takes the focus off tedious tasks and back on the action. A huge roster of interesting, unique units and a variety of unit abilities provides tremendous tactical and strategic depth to the game.

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