LinuxGameCast Weekly Ep126 – Hypno-Busey

Chivalry comes to Linux! Steam eats home folders, Shadowrun prints money, and Humble gets keyed. Then The Talos Principal faces our CHAIRQUISITION! All this, plus your hate mail.


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Hate Mail



  • Can we keep /w the paypal? yes
  • Why Pat? Easier to track and more wet stinky
  • The old donato-buttons aren’t going away.
  • Even .05 helps
  • Got nothing? No worries. One of the best things you can do is spread the distortion.

Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro

Steam News:

Steam ate my $HOME folder

  • Why? Because at one point actually ran an rm -rf /* on some people’s machines.
    • What happens is that if $STEAMROOT isn’t set, it effectively runs rm -rf /* , which will clear out a home directory since steam doesn’t run as root.  Also doens’t use the –no-preserve-root, so it won’t bone your system
    • Still, bad bash scripting is bad.   LRN2TEST
      • And it could have all been avoided with some curly square brackets.
  • Well, the original SteamOS nuked ALLTHETHINGS
  • I’m a bit concerned that someone is going to create a whole lotta FUD targeting linux regarding this.


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (beta)

  • Refuses to 1080 fullscreen
    • Same
  • Xclone works
  • Tutorial bugged out and wouldn’t register me blocking the trainer for about 5 minutes.
    • I’ve found two game breaking bugs in the tutorial
  • I’m going to wait until the penguin shows up on the Steam store.
    • Or until some sexy person at the Torn Banner Studios sends us a key.


The Mims Beginning

  • Jakub sent over a key for testing and works.
  • The introduction made me despise the little creatures that I was supposed to be lording over.
    • So it’s an accurate god game?


Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons

  • People in the reviews seems to be very divided
    • Some say it spreads itself too thin catering to several different play elements
    • Some commend that very same fact.
  • Looks pretty for an RTS, but it’s not my cup of tea.


Heroes of Steel RPG

  • Needs to even start.
    • libglfw hasn’t been a part of the Fedora repos since Fedora 15.
    • I had to track down an rpm for it, then symlink /lib64/ to the game directory as
  • It also fullscreens into both my monitors.
    • Don’t know what kind of engine they’re using but it does successfully fullscreen into both my monitors, unlike Unity.
  • It’s also very clearly a mobile game because there are no graphics options whatsoever, outside of the Steam launcher window asking whether you want to play the game or play the game windowed.


Gunslugs 2

  • Wee!   Another hipster pixel mobile port!   Exactly what we fucking needed
  • Was almost tempted to forgive it, due to Mr. T being on the cover art, but it’s not Mr. T.    IT’S NOT MR. T AT ALL!
  • Shitty Metal Slug android clone? What’s the count at on those?
  • Oh it’s Metal Slug with the BroForce art style. It’s ripping off Metal Slug and the ripoff of Metal Slug.



  • FINALLY added accelerated support for r8g8b8a8, r8g8b8x8, b8g8r8a8 and b8g8r8x8 RENDER formats.


NVidia Opens More of Its Sauce

  • Possibly useful to the Nouveau guys


NVidia SHIELD Controller

  • Still no fix.
    • Doing as he suggest gets Steam to recognize the controller, but it loses some of the higher functionality as well.
    • So partial fix
  • So we’re using the Linux devel guy as our personal helper?
    • Hey man, he’s the one who got in touch with me with the fix.


AMD Restructuring begins

  • Remember the sweaty, tanned guy on last years video? Yeah, he’s gone!
  • But what will this mean for the AMD linux drivers?    Let the speculation begin



  • They’re going back to the old method of redeeming keys as opposed to the oauth method they were using
  • I hated it at first but now IMA miss it.
    • I’m honestly indifferent to it



  • Another fine company doing unity games right’
  • I really liked the first two games, but I’m concerned they might end up saturating their market
  • One thing I have noticed is that despite the fact that this game is moddable as shit, there aren’t that many good mods out there.


Heart of The Alien

  • Open source re-engineering of the sequel to Another World.    Dig out your old Sega CDs, cuz you’re gonna need the original to play this


(eMpTy) Doin’ it Wrong

  • “Oh noes, Linux is so fragmented! Supporting it all is too expensive.”
    • These people have never heard of the Steam Runtime!
  • Well, at least the guy was finally able to install ubuntu after a week
  • Listen, I get that Linux isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but just because you can’t get past the install process (which is by far the easiest step in getting a system up and running) doesn’t mean  you can disparage it for being a patchwork of software (which IMO is one of the OS’s strengths.   Don’t like something?  Rip it out and replace it)
    • ^ Why I never understood distro wars
  • He honestly thought the Winbros would rally behind him. Instead, they (along /w everyone else) called him pant-on-head retarded for not being able to install Ubuntu.


CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want


CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: Uuuuuuuugh The Talos Principal
Devel: Croteam
Engine: Serious Engine 4
Price: (This has to be a mistake) €19.99 or $39.99
In Euros:

Someone tell me I’m not crazy!

Wazzat: The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction. Made by Croteam, the creators of Serious Sam, and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).

Makes with the Working


  • Oh darn. Looks like the render boxen can’t play it.
  • Resolution options are completely busted.
  • prj_bAllowAutomatedBenchmark=true



  •  Much like Venn’s MSI 980, my Asus 970 STRIX was not recognized – at first!
    •  The game would still play fine, but the message kept appearing.
      • Updating to the “Public Beta” depot made the message go away.
  • Latest patch merged the previous publicbeta in and fixed it.


Shiny / Sounds


  • Let us talk about the difference between frame time (pacing) and frame rate.
  • Rate is how many you gets
  • Time/pacing is if that frame fk all useful (smoothing shite out)
  • This game is all over the place.


  • Ees purdy
  • Atmosphere is a big thing here.   Croteam does a great job of making the place look familiar, but mysterious


  • What the hell is up with the Shadows? This is Skyrim level BAD!
  • Frame times are all over the map. I blame the texture fuck-ups in the walls, which apparently happen on purpose.
  • But that is me having to actually look at all the minute details to find flaws.
  • In general, it looks amazing!
  • I’ll also admit to spending 20mins of game time just sitting at the intro sequence listening to the music and watching the broken scenery flash by.




  • No problems but FK all ..enable gerbil smoothing


  • Pretty standard FPS fare.   No surprises here.


  • Look, rebindable keys!
  • And a working mouse sensitivity slider!
  • Croteam, you spoil me.




  • It’s not portal
  • It is a slightly above average puzzle game
  • Things get hella repetitive with a quickness.
  • Keep in mind I cared FK all about the story (I play puzzle games for puzzles)
  • Nothing original here guys and goils. It’s moving boxes / guiding lasers ..the game.


  • I unknowningly sank about 45 minutes of my life into this.   It felt like maybe 20
  • Croteam!   Why couldn’t you make Serious Sam 3 this fun!   FUCK


  • Good audio atmosphere
  • Very pretty graphics
  • There aren’t a whole lot of games coming for Linux lately that I can say are genuinely good!
    • This is one of the exceptions.
  • Myst meets Portal.




Hate Mail:

Heroes of Steel



  • But we need more
  • I asked



  • well, that certainly is an answer

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