LinuxGameCast Weekly EP55 — Hi! NSA

We announce Away of GIVE #6! Steam for Linux drops below 1%, Natural Selection build 255 makes things worse, and WINE gets a huge D3D performance boost. Then we throw the chairs at Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. All this, plus your hate mail.


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Away of GIVE #6 – Assault Android Cactus (Early Access)

2 wet stinky copies.

Caption contest.

The dice? We have three screens for a caption contest. Molest one (or all) and we’ll pick our two favourites on next weeks show. Winnars will be announced on 9.14.


Old man yells at cloud Quake Live

From the Dushane

  • Its a free to play Linux game from ID.. one of the first and arguably one of the biggest companies to support Linux.

  • Browser based. Installs as a plugin, and game browsing, match joining, forum and more are all accessable from the website.

  • Fast paced, highly customizable old school twitch shooter that still has active tournaments.

  • The plugin is flaky as hell on my end. For the most part it works, but it crashes real easily too.

Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro

Steam News :

Steam Client Beta Update – September 6th

  • fix mouse clicks not working in Big Picture Steam Overlay on linux

  • added support for 64-bit games to the Steam Linux Runtime

  • In the past, adding 64bit support would have been a good thing.

  • Now, I see this recurring thing of Linux Games being compiled only in 64bit and it is starting to irk me!

    • Yes Pedro!   Cry!   Your tears are so sweet and delicious!


Linux drops below 1%

  • I’m blaming Valve for this. All the hype about a Steam boxen and what? Nada.

  • Most of the games we have.. because Unity

  • Where’s CS:GO? Where’s Portal 2?

    • You misspelled WHAR

    • Whar push from valve to start porting catalogues!


Assault Android Cactus

  • It’s a lot more fun than I thought it would be.

  • Lots and lots of pew pew


Door Kickers

  • Didn’t we look at this before it hit Steam? *sips PBR*

  • Ayup, Frozen Synapse with textures!

  • If you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide…the game

    • looks like meh


Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition and Shadow Warrior Classic Redux

  • Meh?

    • Well, they’re on linux.   Thats nice…

  • It’s the classics! I’ve replayed Duke Nukem 3D’s first campaign and it’s still stupid fun.


Natural Selection Build 255

  • Nope. It spite crashed even quicker this time.

  • HTH can you sell such a busted arse game?

  • Guess what!? Still no sound on my end.


0 A.D. IndieGoGo Campaign Launched


Mighty No. 9 NOPE

  • “Mac, and Linux, are a high priority, but only if we can afford them via stretch goals”

  • I will buy the finished game if it ships on Linux.

    • Indeed.   20 bucks for a hypothetical game is far too much

  • Stretch goal games usually come FAR later (if at all) and never receive updates *glares at Skull Girls*

    • I second this motion.

      • I second that emotion


Huge D3D performance improvements for Wine

  • 50%-100% performance improvements

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Source-Engine based

  • games, StarCraft 2, 3DMark 2001 etc…

  • GPU limited games don’t see any improvement.

  • Added better multi-thread support for games that allow it. (Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, Tomb Raider, etc)


Project Zomboid dev rants about Linux

  • Is installing 32-bit libs THAT difficult?

    • I guess for people new to the platform it is, but seriously

  • On Fedora and derivatives there may be a bit of lib*i686 hunting, but if you’re using Fedora you should know what the hell you’re doing.

    • Low, hanging, fruit.


– Nooope
– Not sure if want
– Check it out
– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs


Devel: Frictional Games / The Chinese Room

Engine: HPL Engine 2

Price: $19.99 (Pre Order $15.99)

Makes with the working


  • Steam minimum req Ubuntu 12.04 LTS CONFIRMED

    • Steam page says: “Major Linux Distribution from 2010.”


  • AMD and Nvidia graphics both work fine on this



Shiny / Sounds


  • Is this the most advance engine? No, but it gets the jerb done. Unlike the point-and-click Unity game we screamed about last week this brings atmosphere spades.

  • If someone on the graphics team didn’t have a body (or two) buried in the back yard I would be surprised, nay, disappointed.

  • Sounds? This brings the nightmare fuel when you click “new game”

  • I’ve noped out of the game several times based on sound alone


  • The immersion is fantastic,   Everything is creepy and spooky

  • Like venn said, this isn’t the latest and greatest engine.   However, its like the infinity engine in that it ages very gracefully.


  • The all important immersion, ladies and gentlemen, this game has it. By the buckets!

  • Play the game with a headset. Yahtzee called it the previous one a constipation aid, I’m calling it a paranoia facilitator!




  • Ever play Penumbra? Then expect more of the same.


  • The controls fit the game pretty well.

  • Good, but I wouldn’t say “shutupandtakemymoney”.


  • Venn mentioned Penumbra, but while in Penumbra you had means of defending yourself, here you do not.

  • If you ask me, that’s a plus. It’s less frustration and you don’t feel like you’re controlling som lookeone with disjointed elbows.




  • Fuck this game and fuck every team member who worked on it. Six years later and you found a new way to tape down my nope button.

  • Aaaaaand I just dinged it a chair. Cornered an N.P.C. and it did nothing but run around in circles.

  • Yes, I actively trapped one in hopes of giving it a hug DONTJUDGEME!

  • Without spoiling anything; shite got less serious after this.

    • Glad to see I wasn’t the only one! XD


  • Exactly what I’ve come to expect from an Anmesia game.

  • The immersion is just terrific and every thing feels spooky


  • The category is called fun, yet there is little to be had in the game. The chairs I’m about to give, rate just how far back my own chair tilts while I play this game.

  • I found that, even though it was easy to trap the monsters once you figured it out, it was still a very challenging and unnerving game.

  • Even though the Chinese Room’s lack of experience is somewhat obvious (AI cock ups and dragging some parts on for too long), it is still a game that is very deserving of your money.


Verdict –

Hate mail:

Um, actually

  • I stand corrected. Also, mega props to Unknown Worlds for porting their engine to Linux!

    • Now it’s time to get it working properly.

  • I never said Source. No way you could make Source run like such absolute shite.


Train Fever

  • Ze do like our trains *invades Poland*

    • Then can we burn down the Reichstag?

  • Hmmm, they’re up against Euro Truck Sim 2. That extra variety better not take its toll on the quality, otherwise they’re bound to be just another failed Driving Sim attempt.


Mark of the old ones

  • 64bit Linux only… What it is with these people?

  • Don’t run anyhow


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