LinuxGameCast Weekly EP72 — Dotzis

Coming up on Linux GameCast Weekly: Someone fondles the areola controla. Torque3D becomes a thing, hates space, and Carmageddon: Reincarnation keeps us in suspension. Then we throw the chairs at Deadfall Adventures. All this plus your hate mail.


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Colour key – Venn Jordan Pedro

Steam News :

Steam gets DDoSed

  • Read about it, didn’t really have any problems with Steam on Friday though.

  • In fact it’s been working better than it did for the past few weeks.

  • The forums and store page were tits-up most of Friday

  • I like how they’re supposedly bragging that they’re using LOIC

  • They’re not even script kiddies at this point, they’re GUI kiddies.


Steam breaks 7.6million concurrent users


Steam Machine: Left 4 Dead 2 with Steam Controller

  • Eeeeeh seems about as accurate as the xclone controller.

  • Still really really want.

  • Looks like its a great thumb exerciser.  

  • Yeah, guess it does take some getting used to.


Deadfall Adventures

  • The game is playable, but may stutter with AMD’s Catalyst (fglrx) drivers.

    • No it just crashes as soon as it starts rendering anything. (Like the menu background)

  • The game is memory-heavy and can be somewhat unstable on Intel HD graphics.

  • Loading times are slow because of shader compilations.

    • It really is a toss up between this and Painkiller in the loading time department

  • Game is not network-compatible with the Windows version yet.



  • Bought it for like $5 in the Humble Store during their holiday sale. It includes a Steam key as well.

  • Interesting concept, and I like the music.    Check it out if it goes on sale for cheap


Torque3D Linux port

  • I’m glad they opened this critter up but I don’t see it being widley used.

  • Yeah, it still needs a really good game or at least genre of games to make it shine

  • I wanna see some linux Tribes Action now goddammit!       


Project Update #54: Keeping you in suspension! (I shite you not. That’s the title)

  • 1.5yrs later and we get ..suspension


  • My first reaction when I got the e-mail was “Are you fucking kidding me?”


OpenSkyscraper – an open-source clone (in progress) of SimTower

  • You need the windows version of SimTower for this to work at the moment.


GOG refuses to sell Retrobooster because it’s “too niche”!

  • Um, Desura or Greenlight.

  • Really, GOG would only offer the Windows/MAC version

  • Oh I’m not expecting them to suddenly start providing Linux versions of the games. I just figured I’d put this in to show the rest of the Linux community (the ones that watch us) what is really about and NOONE SHOULD SUPPORT THEM at this point.


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

As with all (beta) reviews this focuses on if you should drop the wet stinky before the native port is finished. Every category has a little “makes /w the working” in it.

Game: Deadfall Adventures (beta)


Devel: The Farm 51

Engine: Unreal Engine 3

Price: $39.99/€39.99

Wazzat: Deadfall Adventures is an action-driven first-person shooter, spiced up with elements from action-adventure games. Hunt for treasures, explore unknown regions of the world and rescue the damsel in distress from the clutches of enemies, both earthly and not-so-earthly.

Makes with the working


  • This thing goes down faster than John Barrowman at a Scott Bakula look-alike contest.

  • For 32-bit users all I can say is RUN FKRS! RUN!

  • On my 64-bit AMD350D it “runs” but you never know when a spite crash is around the corner.


  • It only took resetting the game thee times to actually play it

  • Holy loading times batman!



  • Menu and changing options works. Game itself crashes as it starts to load 99% of times

  • It’s the exact same problem Painkiller had. They got that fixed, why not fix it here too?

  • Managed to get past the menu a couple of times. First time, it crashed as the second part of the opening cutscene was about to start.


Shiny / Sounds


  • Unreal Engine 3 is really showing its age.

  • Animation rigging is laughable


  • Would have gotten 3 chairs, but the voice acting is god awful and these people don’t shut up

  • They also think they’re funny.   Its my job to harp at the plot inconsistencies, not you “Quatermain”


  • This game is basically Painkiller with a different texture pack




  • Press the middle gerbil button and cringe.


  • Mouse sensitivity is way the fuck too low

  • Like venn said, middle button is stupid


  • Mouse sensitivity is jacked up higher than Painkiller, even on the lowest setting

  • Mouse smoothing is broken. It really doesn’t have any point in being there.




  • Unplayable on 32-bit and crashy on 64 mixed /w the general (available in the non-beta) bugginess of the game.

  • $39.99 for a third tier Uncharted wannabe

  • What’s the point of having puzzles if they notebook shows you how to complete the,?

  • I would excuse most of the issues @ $19.99, but you walked into Metro territory.

  • It’s hella hard having fun while constantly thinking “I payed 40 wet stinky for this?!”



  • How do you make a game about some Indiana Jones wannabe and have it come out worse than the refrigerator scene?

  • Now I understand the 55 Metacritic score.



Hate Mail:


  • For the most part, I haven’t run into many issues.    AaaaAAAAA  For the awesome spite crashes, and gamma for Amnesia doesn’t work

  • Those Kaveri APUs look pretty sexy.   I’ll hold off on buying them until amd figures out linux support. Whulp, FM2 motherboards aren’t comptabible with fm2+ cpus.   So no


  • I went NVIDIA “yum install kmod-fglrx” is nightmare fuel.

    • Installing from the kmods actually works 90% of time. It’s when you’re dealing with AMD’s blob… That’s when you start poking the spider’s nest.



  • Bad timing?! It seems like there are tons of gaming channels popping up with each passing day.


Steam Scene Competition

  • I’m curious… How likely is it that an overlay terminal will be included into the Steam client? Also, how likely are you to get banned from Steam if you start poking around at Valve’s proprietary innards? (I know Valve is pretty lax and actually friendly/inclusive towards people who do neat stuff with their software, but I don’t think they enjoy having people poking at the inner workings of their money printer or even promoting it.)


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