LinuxGameCast Weekly EP60 — Linux Stigma

Coming up on Linux GameCast Weekly: Valve demos the Steam Controller! The Dark MOD goes standalone, Blender launches a game making challenge, and Total War: Rome II comes to SteamOS? Then we throw the chairs at Knock-knock. All this, plus your hate mail.


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Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro

Steam News :

Valve demos the Steam Controller

  • More or less how I figured it would work.   Still need to get my hands on it before I make any final judgements

  • Needs tassels

  • He kept saying the controller would be “fully configurable”, I want to see just to what extent their full configurability really is.


Half-Life 3 is still only in Gordon Freeman’s imagination

  • Trolls gonna troll

  • I for one fell for it. Kudos.


Steam Family LIES!!

  • Yours truly was invited to the Beta. Only to realize that instead of what Valve originally said, the Steam Family & Friends Sharing thing is a bunch of lies.

  • To give you an idea on how it works and how it was supposed to work, here’s a picture:

  • What this means is, in order for you to share your library with someone else, you have to log in to your account FROM THAT PERSON’S COMPUTER.

    • Me and shatrealm member Padster had to use remoting software in order to pull it off.

      • As it stands, well… THIS IS FUCKING USELESS!


AMD it is

  • I guess they do like money after all.

    • Who Doesn’t

  • This is not a shocker at all.    Interesting how AMD refuses to say things, though that could be chocked up to being industry partners with the other console manufacturers

  • IMA looking at it like this. Intel/AMD/NVidia Vale will need and sign off before you cann call it a “Steam Boxen”


Snapshot makes with the downloading

  • Only took what? Nine months?

    • ish


Bionic Dues

  • What do you call a game a game you go into just wanting to play a little bit and end up spending 2 hours in it?

    • Oh yeah, time vampire!

  • Damn good game! Damn, damn, damn good, damn, damn,damn,damn good game!


War, ugh, good god


TDM SAC 2.0 Now Available

  • There is no 64 bit version of The Dark Mod, on 64 bit systems you also need the 32 bit compatibility libraries installed

  • Holy load times bluntman

  • We have some ALT DL links in the Shat


Unknown Horizons Release 2013.3

  • Oh look another strategy game.

  • Don’t get me wrong, I do like the Dominions series (and their latest game is awesome). It’s just that this, as well as almost every other strategy game lately, brings nothing new to the table. It’s another Civ clone.


Blender Game Making Challenge starts on the 20th of this month

  • Did anything ever come out of that ledworks contest?

    • Isn’t it still going? IIrc it ends october 28th.


Mesa 10.0 (coming November) will support OpenGL 3.2

+Mesa 10.0 implements the OpenGL 3.2 API, but the version reported by
+glGetString(GL_VERSION) depends on the particular driver being used.
+Some drivers don’t support all the features required in OpenGL 3.2.  OpenGL
+3.2 is <strong>only</strong> available if requested at context creation
+because compatibility contexts are not supported.

  • Want!


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

Game: Knock-knock (so doing this in eye-path and wussian accent)

Wazzat: “The Lodger is wandering the rooms, evading the unknown, counting minutes till morning. But it’s only in the night that he can solve the main puzzle and find the answers. What’s going on? Are the Guests real, or are they just figments of his insomniac imagination? “


Devel: Ice-pick Lodge (Moscow, Russia) \:D/

Engine: Unity

Price: $9.99

Makes with the working




  • On both the calculator and my 8 year old desktop PC (NVidia 7600GS on #!)


Shiny / Sounds


  • Rubber FK mothering Johnny. Really, that audio gibberish cost you two chairs.

  • I really dig the animation style.






  • Controls make with the working.

  • *Never tried it /w a gamepad






  • It’s a funky joint and calling it a game is a ………………..stretch

  • That said, I had an okay time and really enjoyed the twisted imagery.

  • Worth $10 wet stinky? If you like playing through twisted stories. yes. If not, wait for a sale.


  • Its kind of boring.

  • Kept me going as long as I did because I was curious to see where it was going

  • If I want to expierence waking up in the middle of the night and hearing strange noises and being chased by monsters, I’d just take a nap


  • This is not a game, this was a means of conveying a story.

  • Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly do it the right way either.

  • The game freezing, to give the crappy expository dialogue in gibberish, was a huge bump on the road to the all important immersion. It breaks the flow. Especially, when it happens right when the Haunters show up in pursuit of your character.

    • Whomever had that brilliant idea needs to be strapped to a chair and force-fed Final Fantasy X-2 through XIV, until he or she knows what immersion (or lack there of) does to a game.



  • I spent most of the time I should have been playing this game, playing Bionic Dues instead.


Lovecraftian physics-platformer

  • 64bit only linux demo. I WANNA SLAP SOMEONE!



  • Bonus Soda!



  • Ah, a Java game. Retro.

  • The premise is actually interesting. But you do have to have some sort of reach to get your wet stinky hands on the Alpha. 



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