LinuxGameCast Weekly EP114 – Better Nuck Lext Time

Dreamfall Adventures is OUT! Unity goes full EA, Lutris gets some competition, and Dead Island makes with the penguin. Then ScreenCheat faces the Chairquisition! All this, plus your hate mail.


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Hate Mail

Steam News :

Threaten a life? That’s a nopeing

  • Anyone buying that?
    • Good riddance
      • Don’t get me right but I think Mike was the only coder ..shite as he was.
  • Popcorn time FKRS!
    • Leme see. Treat paying customers like shite, fail to deliver updates, and beg for sympathy.
    • Don’t worry, we have a crack team of volunteers on it!
      • Actually, our Volunteers have a tendency to get actual shite done!
  • This whole thing was far more interesting for me than their game ever was.


Dead Is-Land

  • Says the game that started in Windowed mode
  • Doesn’t render properly with the open sauce drivers. You need to tell DRI to allow shader extensions mid shader (which is not allowed by default on Mesa).
  • Even after you do so, the game crashes past the loading screen after you’ve selected a character / loaded a game.
  • Maybe it’ll be fixed come next week.
    • That way we can throw proper chairs at it.
  • I didn’t have any issues with the game beyond the fullscreen issue venn described
  • Consistently getting 30+ FPS
  • F the F key though


Eight + years later

  • Aaaaaaaaand of course people are seeing performance issues on Mac and Linux
  • Man, this release rivals VALVe time.
  • “In the meantime, make sure you have the latest drivers installed, and if you are experiencing poor performance, try to adjust the visual settings down. This might not help, but it’s a good first step.“
    • Test yo shite!
  • I would like to give this game a proper go.
    • But I’m not paying €30 for a Unity game with those sort of performance issues.


Guns of Icarus Online 1.3.8

  • That list of bug fixes…
  • This remains a game I really want to get into, I just need people to play it with.
  • Playing with randoms at the early stages isn’t so bad.
  • It’s when you get to higher levels that it becomes a “game-breaking” nuisance.



  • SteamOS, where the worst FMV games from the nineties come to die!
  • The fuck is a 100% OpenGL accelerated card?
    • It’s one of those rendered business cards graphics designers show each other.


Fist of Jesus

  • Based on the HIT movie
  • Nic, Schindler was not an action hero
    • HE IS NOW
  • When I saw the logo on the Steam store it reminded me of the Fistfull of Frags logo.
  • Then I watched the trailer and realised it was a mobile game.
    • Can we stop with the star ratings at the end of levels?
      • No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be Rovio and your game will never be Angry Birds.


Devil’s Dare

  • Includes 32 hipster-pixel Steam Achievements
  • Copyright Skirting Simulator 2014


Billions of Years Ago in Futures Past

  • Isometric 3D, naval combat game with RPG and Strategy elements.
  • Special favorite from before I officially joined the LGC crew.
    • We talked about it way back in Episode 24.   Literally years ago.
    • The demo we played was alright.   Good to see it in steam though
      • The Demo/beta/alpha from back then was just skirmish mode.
  • It’s Early Access and feature incomplete:
    • Skirmish mode is gone for the time being.
    • Campaign mode allows you to conquer territories and, from what I’ve read, Multiplayer is working.
      • Personal request: Allow NwN-style persistent worlds.
  • Not worth 19.99, though.
    • I bought it for $7 in late 2012.


Unity it’s in the game (thank or blame FJ depending)

  • He’s there for one of two things. Prepping the company for sale.
  • Tree Fiddy says Linux support will be pulled within 6mo under the guise of consolidating resources.
  • P.S. Origin: Powered by EA


Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition will be going live for PC on the 30th

  • 19.99 for the PC versions
  • 9.99 for iOs and Android
  • More shite I already own and can play on GEMRB
  • Don’t get me wrong, I loved the shit out of OG icewind dale, but BGEE didn’t really do it for me as far as remakes go.   Doesn’t really justify buying the game again if you already own it.


Aussenposten – Open Source Base Building Game

  • Outpost


Terasology Stable build 42

  • With MS Craft now a thing it’s good to see this.
  • Also java, but open sauce and it includes “pretty” shaders right out of the box.
  • They’re really keen on showing you the voxels.
    • MSNecraft was aware of that and tried to make biomes flatter as not to have blocky hills on display as Terasology does.
  • They say they’re looking to include more RPG elements and Dungeon Keeper style NPC helpers.
    • They had my curiosity, now they have my attention.


Lutris Competition


Star sector 0.65

  • Reminds me of an isometric Wing Commander: Privateer

CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want


CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: ScreenCheat


Devel: Samurai Punk

Engine: John Riccitiello’s

Price: 14.99 (10% off until the 28th)

Wazzat: Screencheat is an online and offline split-screen multiplayer FPS where everyone is invisible and you have to cheat to win. Remember when looking at your friends’ screen in Goldeneye was frowned upon? Well those days are gone and in Screencheat, we encourage it!

Makes with the working





Shiny / Sounds




  • Graphics have a lot of flickering on the weapon models.
    • Considering they take up around ¼ of the screen, it’s pretty jarring.
    • This is a Unity thing and how they hate the open sauce drivers.
    • The flickering is not present of my work laptop, but the shaders don’t even work on that one.




  • Xclone controller is buggy. Sometimes works, sometimes not so much.


  • No real issues with control
  • Sometimes it doesn’t pick up plugged in controllers


  • Can’t reassign controls.
  • Making me play with WASD gets you an automatic 1.
  • Whar mouse sensitivity slider?





  • This is a fantastic party game
  • Great for getting drunk with your friends and playing
  • 3-man with Venn and Sandy was a clusterfuck, I wanna see what happens with four players


  • Doesn’t let me adjust mouse sensitivity
  • Gun textures flicker like crazy.
  • I would have actually given it 3 chairs here if it didn’t force me to play with WASD.



Hate Mail:


  • I’m sure EA is ecstatic



  • It’s part and parcel with the “Fuck it, we’ll do it live” modus operandi
    • That’s “method of operation” for you ARCH users.



  • In all fairness I’m unable to hear most things on the Tubes /w my Nexus 10. Blue Teeth headset makes life better.

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