LinuxGameCast Weekly EP65 — Nvidia FAPS

Coming up on Linux GameCast Weekly: Valve makes with the streaming! NVIDIA FRAPS, Megabyte makes with the Punch, and the Dawn gets Nuclear. Then we throw the chairs at FORCED. All this, plus your hate mail.


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MSI N770 TF 2GD5/OC –

  • Essentially a more powerful GTX 680 for less money, and only 14% less powerful than the GTX 780, which is priced $250+ more than the GTX 770.

  • Runs OOTB on Linux

  • It crushes all available Linux titles @ 1080 including Metro: Last Light

Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro

Steam News:

HL-2 beta trips the rift

  • It works? Nooooope!


Megabyte Punch adds Linux port to Steam

  • Its actually pretty fun, smash bros meets mega man

  • Couch multiplayer only, which kind of sucks unless you have a steambox hooked up to a TV


Wasteland 1

  • Sooo it’s using Dosbox?

    • Yes

  • I want Wasteland 2 though. Granted it’s going to be another Unity game, but it has a hell of a lot bigger budget than the average.



  • The install will confuse the heck out of the average ARCH user.

  • Gets a little herky-jerk when looking around

    • Noticed that as well

  • ARCH! I still had to download 4.6GB worth of Singleplayer Source SDK 2013

  • Get some random freezes too when changing areas

  • Source engine still looks pretty good these days


Nuclear Dawn (pending)


The steam stream



  • Added support for NVIDIA OpenGL-based Framebuffer Capture (NvFBCOpenGL)

    • Think FRAPS for Linux

  • Added GPU utilization reporting to the nvidia-settings control panel.

  • Some are seeing a minor performance boost.  


AMD lands Hawaii GPU support on Linux 3.13

  • In my grandspawn’s time, there will come a moment where I build a new PC, install linux on it and everything will work out of the box.


Lets take a brief moment to laugh at stupid people

  • “What I’m looking for from Linux is a relatively easy experience. Terminal, the command-line interface, might be a powerful tool, but I left my knowledge of its inner workings back with my 28 inch waistline”

    • Sooo you quit learning and became a blogger? Gotcha.

    • Oh wait! You’re still a print magazine? Let me laugh even harder.

  • I love to read about the generalized games media experiences with Linux and how they all go for Ubuntu and it shits all over itself.


Humble Store

  • I yoinked hooker murder simulator and the Steam key process was ..painless.

  • Humble, if you were still the DRM-free cross-platform loving company of old I would give you a pass. Thing is, you became just another faceless store and we already have that …it’s called Steam.

    • Also, Steam doesn’t bundle WINE games and tries to pass them off as a Linux game. (yet)  


Fields of war launches

  • We played the alpha ages ago.

  • They claim “Epic 100 vs. 100 battle” but i’ve never seen more than ten people playing.

  • I’d be all over 200 people Multiplayer Mechwarrior… This isn’t it though.


Pandora: First Contact Launches

  • Civilization with a sci-fi do-over.

  • Inspired by another Sid Meyer’s game, Alpha Centauri.

  • It’s got some Sim City inspired features as well.

  • The last feature on the list is basically written consent to cheat your ass off.

  • €23.99 or $29.99 US.


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



Devel: beta DWARF

Engine: Unity

Price: $14.99 / 1296.75 Kenyan Shillings

About: “Forced is a one- to four-player co-op arcade action RPG with puzzle and tactical elements. You are cast as slaves in the toughest fantasy gladiator school of them all, condemned to fight to the death, all the while attempting to win your freedom.”

Makes with the working


  • Since the last update i’ve only ran into the game naming bug


  • Runs, but controller support is flakey, have to constantly reassign controls for gamepads


  • Random crashes with the prop drivers


Shiny / Sounds


  • I like the music, hell, I can tolerate the voice work.

  • The shiny, while impressive for an indie team is meh at best.



  • If the boss fight proved anything is that the game reuses sound effects to exhaustion and beyond.




  • Unlike everyone else, zero control issues.


  • Not a big fan of the control scheme.   Awkward on a controller and painful on keyboard and mouse


  • Controller settings will reset themselves for no reason.

  • In neither of our Playas videos was I able to actually spin 360º. If I was able to, the game would crash sooner or later.






  • I see where they were going with this, but when it comes to execution it falls short of ideal.

  • Linux needs a good RPG, this one still is not it. Better than Legends of Aethereus, I’ll give it that. Still not good enough.


Final –

  • Wait for the Steam Winter Sale to come around and buy it when it’s 75% off or something.



  • Must be that OSX workstation you do your editing on

Wake me up


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