LinuxGameCast Weekly EP23 — Tickle Me Venn

NOTE: Sorry about the audio levels being out of whack. One of the Skype instances ignored the auto-adjust settings. Should be fixed next week.

Coming up on this LinuxGamecast Weekly. Valve releases Half-Life. Desura is looking for developers, adding non-Linux games to Steam and new L.G.C. merch.





Steam News :
Adding Non-Linux Games to the Steam Linux Client

  • A lengthy guide for adding WINE games

Valve Releases Half-Life (Beta) For Linux

  • Selinux Workaround: grep hl_linux /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol && semodule -i mypol.pp
  • Did not launch until I entered the Steam Pipe beta in the bet…BWAAAAAM
  • Hey, 1920×1080 but no 1280×720 (we need this for recording)

Counter-Strike 1.6 Beta released (official)

  • Hot on the heels of Half-Life 1, Counter-Strike 1.6 is now available as a Beta for your testing pleasure on Linux (and OS X).
  • Working Perfect on Arch x64 and Ubuntu 32

Relics of Annorath 32bit Linux Installer and Launcher now released

  • Installs and runs on my 32-bit Ubuntu box
  • Performance is a bit shit

[DESURA] Looking for developers

  • The in-development Desurium client outperforms the older Desura client on Linux.
  • Only available to be compiled on Linux
  • Anybody who is interested in contributing to the development of Desura/Desurium

New legacy 13.1 driver for Radeon HD2xxx-HD4xxx cards

  • AMD Catalyst™ Driver for AMD Radeon™ HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series
  • Automated installer and Display Drivers for Xorg 6.9 to Xserver 1.12 and Kernel version up to 3.4

ROR and the Raspberry Pi

  • A developer used his Raspberry Pi to display gauges for RoR
  • Gotta love nifty raspi shit

Yabause 0.9.12

  • Sega Saturn emulator
  • The software renderer now handles transparency and many other VDP2 features, making many more games playable.
  • PSP, Wii, and Windows ports will be removed

Games :

  • An interesting little game that pokes fun at Guitar Hero
  • This game is written in Perl language, so it depends on Perl interpreter. It also needs libtermkey and some extra Perl modules
  • Took one look at it, said “cute” and forgot. About it

One Late Night

  • One Late Night is a short immersive horror-game experience, starring an unnamed graphic designer employee, working late one night at the office, until strange things start to happen.
  • His PC runs Ubuntu and you must save the game via CLI
  • Noticed that.  Thought it was cute
  • Graphics performance was a bit meh
  • Sysadmins don’t have these problems.  they’ll garotte a fucker with cat 6 cable.  Graphic designers…

Battlemass’ Released for Linux

  • Battlemass is a new single-player and multi-player turn-based strategy game for Linux.
  • You play match on a tile based map in turns of 3 phases – combat, harvest and build.
  • The goal is to destroy your opponent’s Base/City Unit.

Erik T signed up for the $10 a month L.G.C. Weekly Subscription. He gets to name the cup.

Just Tactics, has entered beta

A neat list for Steam on Linux games


  • Tickle Me Venn that spews profanity and steals your liquor
  • Life size Antonio Banderas Masa Cwang Blowup Doll

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