LinuxGameCast Weekly EP210 – Where In The World

Valve turns 20! Daggerfall goes native, Fez picks up speed, and is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided really coming Linux? Then The Girl and the Robot faces the CHAIRQUISITION! All this, plus your hate mail.


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Steam News:

Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro Empty


  • And now they make hats.
  • Gotta love the steam machines listed as part of their “accomplishments”
    • Yaaaaaaay
    • I’m kinda shocked that was listed.
  • Controller, Link, VR… sure


  • The depot has the game data, binary, and DLC.
  • Considering the performance issues on babbys first OS I doubt we’ll be seeing it any time soon / ever.
  • Squeenix has show more support for Linux than VALVe as of late.
  • I love me some cyberpunk. I sure hope they don’t pull an arkham knight with it
  • And of course, SteamDB != Hard fact
  • Just what Linux needs… microtransactions in a full price AAA game
  • Any triple A is better than none

Shadow Warrior 2 – 12.04 or greater

  • Had the same requirements in January.
  • Did someone on the Reddit just discover this or something?
  • Shadow warrior with Online Co-op? Yes please
  • Will all the characters be named like Wang, Dong, Dick and Jimmy?
  • Procedurally generated levels… in a full 3D game… we’ll see how that works out.


  • Segfaults OOTB.
  • Fix: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=”” %command% -Michael Wood
  • Love me some worms… but not $30 dollars worth of love
  • Curious about “innovation”
  • Y U NO Worms Crazy Golf?!?


  • Now linux backers can feel the disappointment
  • I’m not buying it for $20.
  • Get it down to 9.99 and you might catch me on a weak day.
    • Maybe they’ll get desperate enough to stick it in a humble bundle
  • I’ll stick to Mega Man 2 on RetroPi


  • Still loads at the speed of smell.
  • It can almost hit 60 so, progress?

2006 PS2 jRPG of the year… in 2017!

  • “To be announced” bodes well
  • Still, I’m actually looking forward to this one. And I’m equally looking forward to the disappointment boner this will be when it never gets released.
  • Played this one in my cousin’s basement back in the PS2 era
  • 120 hours of game, easy, more hidden stuff than you’ll ever find
  • Linux needs some real jRPGs

Still cool?

  • Isn’t that like adding a crafting mode to Distance?
  • –gotta-gomez-fast.
    • Morticia isn’t going to like that one
  • Also, wasn’t that last update supposed to be the LAST update?
  • Fish may have given up, but his programmer sure hasn’t

Now priced to sell

  • EA backer backlash in 3.. 2..
  • GOLD FOUNTAIN ~ $4.99


<blink>Extra</blink> Humble 17 Games

  • That, that was the weakest game unlock in recent memory.
    • You don’t need to tell me twice. Solitaire? Seriously?
  • Nuclear Throne is my crack. I just can’t stop… and now I have an extra key!

Humble Manager

  • I know Strider’s going to want to plagemarize this
  • It’s GPL3 which is totally compatible with the ??? license Lutris uses ;-)

Engage Swag drive

  • Now you too can have Happy Fun Seizure Keyboard time!
    • Caution: Happy Fun Seizure Keyboard may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.
    • Happy Fun Seizure Keyboard contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.
    • Do not use Happy Fun Seizure Keyboard on concrete.
  • Fully featured. Feature not available


  • The FKR runs.
  • Don’t give a damn about what resolution you choose.
    • The models are so low poly, I don’t think high-res does anything any favors
  • Again, I don’t really see the point in reverse engineering a DOS game in unity. Seems a little overkill


  • I was kinda with this guy until that last bit.
  • Unfortunately, it’s true. Artists have to eat, and as such they need money for their work
  • Once you add money to a free open source project and start paying people for work, things can get ugly
  • I think they have the right idea, just keep asking around and someone will help out eventually
  • Hopefully

toGL toVulkan

  • So what this do is implement d3d9 calls in vulkan, with the intent that you replace the application’s direct3d library with it
  • Because Wine will have Vulkan passthrough, the idea is to offload all D3D calls to this dll and have the work be done directly via Vulkan
  • Guy has a roadmap stretching to 2020, so this is probably far from done.
  • Claims to have 75% native performance
  • I couldn’t find any actual demo apps using it either, which made me wonder
  • Still seems like a good idea… as good as toGL anyway

CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want


CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: The Girl and the Robot (keys in doc)
Devel: Flying Carpets Games
Engine: Unity
Price: $9.99

Wazzat: The Girl and the Robot is a third person action/adventure game set in a fairy tale world where you take on the role of a young girl trying to escape from a castle ruled by an evil queen.

Full Disclosure: They sent us keys

Makes with the working


  • It thought about hitting 60, once.
  • Scream of nope.


  • Unity scream of nope in 2016? Minus 2 Chairs


  • 2016: -2 chairs
  • 2017: -3 chairs?


Shiny / Sounds


  • Welp, it looks exactly like their Kickstarter video… from 2013.
  • Well, not exactly, they added constant blue blinking texture goodness.
  • No turning animation (place camera over head and move L/R)
  • I almost want to draw the skeletal structure of little miss FK human proportions.
  • The animation rigging is placeholder at best, hilariously bad at worst.
  • Dat pixelated skybox.
  • However it’s easy to ignore when you are focused on all the jaggies.
  • Random piano music but that’s it.


  • Oh the texture issues
  • I’d give it a little more than dreamcast quality. Maybe early PS2
  • The soundtrack is there, but it’s barely noticeable


  • UHD Dreamcast
  • Ran almost the same at 1080p and UHD (15-60 ferps)
  • What is up with the fluttery blue texture thing that happens on the player characters?




  • Jump, then try to turn.
  • Camera only follows while running.
  • Fighting is absolute shite.
  • Seriously, outside of blind luck you will get skull FKd if two or more baddies attack you.


  • Fighting sucks
  • Context sensitive X button is lacking
  • Had to use steam overlay to map right click to the trigger button so I could aim.
  • Go go steam controller!


  • Try to block. It seems to work okay… except in combat.
  • COMBAT === BAD
  • on the 360 controller:
    • RT maps to move left
    • LT shows in-game as “aim” but it’s mapped to the select button
      • That’s where the FKR is? #TIL
    • D-pad left/right map to move forward/back… wat.
  • Steam controller:
    • Used the generic 3rd person over the shoulder config
    • Worked exactly like the x360 controller except the grip buttons were run and jump which was nice
  • All the controls are there, so it’s not completely busted
  • No way am I using the Unity Control Config screen of 3xNOPE to fix anything




  • Remember walking into that empty arse-town?
  • Was anyone elks waiting for ranger Rick to run by looking for Coral?
  • Yeah, that’s when it really sunk in.
  • At launch it looked hella beta but that town screams unfinished prototype shipped as a finished product.
  • It’s bad enough this was all the Kickstarter backer received after a 38K successful funding.
  • Selling it as a baked game on the Steam is just a dick move.


  • I get that this game is going for the Ico sort of gameplay
  • But it fails at it
  • The controls are borked, the graphics aren’t that good and the gameplay just isn’t engaging


  • The teamwork aspect was okay
  • The puzzles weren’t very challenging
  • Graphics are seriously dated
  • The world is completely empty and non interactive
  • My little nephew played earlier and he had a better time with it than I did


Final –CHAIR

Hate Mail:

Open Source-engine




  • There is actually a PSVR Demo in ontario, but that’s quite the outing
  • Still, in terms of experience, you’re not beating a 1080 with an i7 or whatever Zen bullshit AMD is pulling out with two PS4s
  • It’s the same Jaguar, just made with a smaller process and upped clocks
  • Having some experience with VR, it is _very_ demanding and I’m not sure how well the refreshed 4 year old laptop hardware will handle it

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