LinuxGameCast Weekly EP41 — Is Greenlight Bullsh*t?

Coming up on this LinuxGamecast Weekly: Garry’s MOD and Legend of Grimrock make with the working. AMD releases new drivers and we get wicked sick. Then we throw the review chairs at Awesomenauts. All this, plus your hate mail.


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Podcasters about to go medieval on a patent troll

Steam News :

Steam Hardware & Software Survey for April, 2013 – Linux has 1.36%

  • Increase of 0.18%

  • Really thought L4D2 would have kicked it up a bit more.


Legend of Grimrock now available on Steam

  • Still has the same cursor bug since the Humble release. Apparently it’s limited to AMD graphics and it happens whether or not you’re using the proprietary drivers.

  • The game does not like KWin Block Compositing. It’s either no compositing at all, or choppy performance.

    • Man up and install XFCE4

    • Be a real man and write your own window manager/compositor


Garry’s Mod (Beta) On Steampipe: Experimental Linux Support

  • £10 it’s still non-functional by go time Saturday

  • Well FK me :/

  • Sweet!  Imma buy a nice fucking sandwich with my ten bucks!


ZOMG Ponies!

  • So motherfucking sparkly

  • Ponyville the RTS?


Greenlight is bullshit and VALVe knows it


  • This is what i’ve put together.  

    • Adult Swim promised distribution on Steam for a cut (can’t blame them for taking the offer)

    • Neglected their Greenlight page

    • Valve grew weary of people bypassing Greenlight

    • Paranautical Activity told to compete /w everyone else

    • “our message to indies regarding publishers is do it for your own reasons, but do not split your royalties with a publisher expecting an automatic ‘Yes’ on Greenlight.” –Doug Lombardi

    • Flip the hell out.

  • The only fault here is they took an avenue they thought would help them but it ended up curb-stomping them. Yeah, it’s a shite lesson to learn.

  • So, he tries to cheat his way past the Greenlight License agreement (which I’m guessing he didn’t read) and when Valve says “busted!” he goes on a butthurt rant about how the entire system is broken?!

  • And Paranautical Activity is one of those games that I only really bought to support a Linux Dev. The actual game, in and of itself, isn’t anything special. Minecraft-like graphics and all.


Humble Bundle 8




  • Yay! Dear Esther ships with FK mothering WINE! Wooo!11!

  • Awesomenauts is neat but guessing it’s better /w a gamepad?

    • Much better with a gamepad

  • Little Inferno does not make with the working on Steam

    • Ayup, 0 byte download.

  • Capsized makes with the downloading


  • I actually own most of these games.   Looks like we might have some extra keys


AMD releases Catalyst 13.6 Beta with Xorg 1.14 support

  • Still .Zip’ping their packages… Oh AMD…

  • Doesn’t seem be a way to safely update the X server on LM14 to 1.14 at this point.

  • Works just fine using X 1.13.4 from the xorg edgers ppa.

  • Works fine on the HTPC


GLXOSD: an OSD for OpenGL applications running under the X Window System, similar to MSI Afterburner and RivaTuner for Windows

  • It works and could prove handy for benchmarking.

  • Doesn’t show GPU temp on AMD cards with fglrx.


Wicked sick

  • Well… The O-Rift does look like a pair of diving goggles and it’s already proven to be unmatched in the motion sickness department. Perfect fit!

    • Underwater RIMS


Fields of War – 200 player mech shooter MMO

  • Oh, it’s Alpha. Okay, I was about to say it looked kinda bland.

  • $14.99 is a bit hefty for a beta.



  • Neat little project but fk all if I could get it to run.

    • Suddenly I don’t feel so bad.

      • cmake src/ && make && ./portal

      • HAW HAW

      • Maps are a bit simplistic but nice proof of concept


Rawbots nopes out of Kickstarter /w 5 days left

  • 26K of a 300K goal.

  • Guys, gather round ..ima give you a little advice. Set realistic goals.


Door Kickers Linux Alpha

  • Frozen Synapse with graphics?

  • 7.99$ for the current alpha.


– Nooope

– Not sure if want

– Check it out

– Shutupandtakemymonies 

Game: Awesomenauts


Devel: Ronimo Games


Price: 9.99

About: The year is 3587. Conflict spans the stars as huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic supremacy, they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts! Awesomenauts is a MOBA fitted into the form of an accessible 3-on-3 action platformer.

Makes with the working


  • Had to disable VSync and Multithreading before it would start. Then it started in windowed mode while fullscreen was selected. Had to force close and restart Steam and everything was cricket.


  • On the HTPC the controls were fine, but the menus were completely, unuseably slow.   The default control scheme on my logitech generic gamepad  #903432031.23 were atrocious.   However on the NVIDIA box its all good in the hood

    • Compositing, it happens to AMD cards.



Shiny / Sounds


  • Looks good for what it is. Nothing visually groundbreaking. Some of of the voice acting was a bit over-the-top.


  • The Game looks fine for what it is.   The soundtrack can be a bit annoying at times, but nothing too detracting


  • Attempts to Fullscreen itself to both my monitors and it fails miserably. The settings window apparently serves only to change the resolution, since the rest of it does nothing when I click on it.

    • Best way to change configs is by editing the config.txt file in <SteamDir>/SteamApps/common/Awesomenauts/Data

  • I couldn’t mute it fast enough.





  • Dinging it a chair because my logitech McController’s default controls  were completely atrocious


  • Tight and responsive controls. My DualShock2 worked out of the box.




  • This critter gets boring with a quickness. The community seems populated /w 14 year olds / people who play this 12hrs a day.


  • As much as I loathe mobas, this one isn’t too bad.

  • It stops the stabbing hateyness with platformey cushiony goodness


  • Like the J-Man said, it’s a MOBA that counteracts my inherent hate for that kind of game with platformy, fast paced, fun.

  • Doesn’t get the fourth chair because it makes me want to throw my gamepad at the screen.


Verdict –

  • It surprised me, in a very positive way. I was just about ready to rake it to the same pile of MOBAs like HoN, etc., but it’s actually a very fun game. Frustrating as fuck, but fun.

  • Get a friend or 2, grab your controller and keep track of time, because you’re going to lose it.


Mistake in your PS4 coverage

  • Thanks for the feedback and that’s some super sweet info. That said, the focus was on X86 being used on XBOX and PS4 and how it makes Valve look slightly less insane.


iTunes option

  • Simple! I know a stupid amount of Linux admin humans who use OSX.



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