LinuxGameCast Weekly EP75 — Solar Fu*ks

Coming up on Linux GameCast Weekly: We’re in the Steam streaming BETA! Alienware looses its damn mind, AMD improves the open sauce drivers, and Natural Selection goes GPL? Then we throw the chairs at Not the Robots. All this, plus your hate mail.


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Steam News :


  • Essentially hardware accelerated VNC.

  • Needs a dedicated streaming PC, people doing other things on your source can fuck with things

  • Moar pics!11!

  • Even if I managed an invite *glares at Valve* I would have nothing to stream.

  • Got invited too, I managed to get 720p Dragon Age.

    • Only streams at the max res of the host.

      • Which on a headless 9 year old PC, it’s what I say it is.

    • Can only stream FROM windows to Linux. Linux hosting is still WIP.

      • Ah, that explains that. You filthy heathens still use Windows.

        • Hijacked Roommate’s machine.   He’s into it

        • Still have a windows 7 install kicking around.


Golden ticket

  • Suddenly I feel the need to see if debian is in need of a package maintainer

    • At this point, everyone wants to be a debian developer.


Steam client now offers self use refunds for pre-orders

  • Progress

  • I would like a 2 hour refund option.

  • It’s a start, only works on pre-orders and in my whole life I only pre-ordered 1 game.



  • Alienware Steam boxen discontinued in 3.. 2..

    • Pretty much

  • Someone didn’t get the memo.

  • New alienware steambox every year.


WHAR 420?

  • Certainly looks trippy as hell


Because Pi

  • Pi power

  • “So hawt”

  • Definition of the Stream Machine.


31 more Linux titles Greenlit

  • 2 MMO FPSs – Storm United and Voice of Pripyat

  • Skara: Blade Returns looks nice for an MMORPG

  • Another STALKER-like FPS RPG, Insula

  • Final Fantasy and Dead Space 3 clones also greenlit. (Edge of Eternity, Frozen State)


Great improvements for AMD’s open source driver

  • Kernel 3.13 and Mesa 10 bring the radeonsi driver to about the same level as r600.

  • r600 can do OpenGL 3.3 in Mesa 10, radeonsi can only do 3.1 so far. (No Metro Last Light on the open sauce drivers for people with radeonsi cards, yet.)

    • Recent update to devel Mesa added OpenGL 3.3 to radeonsi as well.


WINE 1.7.11

  • More D3D command stream preparation work.

  • Optional Start Menu in desktop mode.


Sierra Ops, anime visual novel-style Sci-Fi RPG has a Linux demo on the Indiegogo

  • They have a linux demo so good on them for that

  • The gameplay footage seems kind of meh.

    • And it actually is pretty  meh


Super Meat Boy on a budget

  • Kind of more like I Wanna be the Guy


Natural selection 1 gpl’d

  • This comes/w so many gotchas and fk you because that’s whys.


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

Game: Not the Robots


Devel: 2DArray

Engine: Unity

Price: $9.99 / €8.99

Wazzat: You are a robot in an office building. You have to eat furniture and not get caught. A mysterious story unfolds. Not The Robots is this year’s most exciting Roguelike Stealth Furniture Eating Simulator.

Makes with the working





Shiny / Sounds


  • If it has sounds they are unmemorable.

  • The textures are meh on a good day.



  • Can’t really complain, too much.

  • Sentinel sirens get annoying real fast though












Final –

Hate Mail:

Lutris 0.3.3 released



  • Thanks for the heads up Bram Stolk.

  • One thing though, the physics and game speed are locked to the framerate (BAD). Means even my calculator, running the game at 60FPS, it’s twice as fast as it should be. Making it unplayable.

    • Managed to work around it by v-sync’ing the open sauce driver to 30FPS

    • Version 1.5 fixes the framerating issues:


Solar Flux

  • He did send us three keys, so we may be throwing the chairs at it soon enough.

    • FSM I hope not.


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