SteamOS beta receives a massive update! Humble picks a Bundle, OpenTESArena resurrects The Elder Scrolls and Catbot runs out of lives. All this plus your hate mail.
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- Good ol’ kneejerk reactions. Keeps the internet interesting
- The short version is cheaters are super salty their shit is getting caught in TF2 and they were hoping to drum up public pressure on Valve to relax their anti-cheat
- And lets be real, anti-cheat software does some questionable things, but I really do think it’s a net good. If you want t have a thriving multiplayer community, you gotta cut that toxic shit out ASAP so that new people will actually want to play your game
- Unless you’re a dota like. Then you need your shitty community
- Something like this kinda needed to happen.
- Now the average gamer knows cheaters are straight-up scumm.
- I’ve seen it happen time and time again in /r/Steam where some FKR moans and bitches (gets lucky and the thread gets a shite load of upbaots) about being unfailey banned for no reason.
- Then someone from VALVe shows up and tells them they are full of it and their response is always along the lines of “well, it was worth a try, right?”
- The whole thing sounded too dumb to believe when I first heard about this, and indeed it was.
- Try to cheat VAC, get banned.
Show me the
- Well, at least a quarter of the top games have linux versions
- There’s at least one linux game in the top sellers of every month, which is nice, but we need more titles. Big ones
- Shit son, I would be happy with a little cup-o-head at this point.
- Unfortunately that brings up another thing.
- It seems the more popular a game is the less likely it is to get a Linux port after the fact.
- Feral (and to a lesser extent Ass-Pyre) being the exceptions.
- For PUBG runs on UE4 which supports Linux, nut nope
- …and CDProjektRed grinds it in our faces by still not porting Witcher 3
Steam HW survey finally has Vulkan systems section
- Basically a neat little lead in to the next story
- Still a good little card for basic gaming.
- That seems legit. People tend to cycle their mid-range video card every couple of years, so the generation handoff seems to support that behaviour
- Also apparently usage for many cards dropped
- I just stepped from my 780ti to a 1060 – same performance, half the power
- That is a big old honking list of games that should be on the Linux.
- That said we got Rocket Cars, Stardew, G-MOD, CS, but not Tomb Raider *glares @ Feral*
- MORE WITCHER 3, MORE PUBG, I QUIT
- It’s good to see RL on these lists
- Guess at least one person @ VALVe remembers they support Linux.
- Bump to 387.22 NVIDIA
- 17.2.4 MESA
- Kernel 4.14.3
- Bunch of little enhancements to several levels.
State of mind
- The game has an interesting Max-Headroomy aesthetic
- Aside from some environment interaction dialogue, not much in the way of indicating how the game will play
- Coming spoon
- Seizure warning all the things
- Seems like this is an adventure game in the vein of your Amenisas and your SOMAs
- Maybe slowjam piano music isn’t the best way to sell your game…
- Graphics look really nice, except the people
- The uncanny valley strikes again
- Finally you can rest in peace knowing that your 24 display xinerama setup can now work OOTB
- No word on the workaround for that performance issue,
- 1070TI support came a bit late IMO
- I think it “worked” but didn’t have official support.
- Now what I want to know is if the damn thing will built against 4.15 kernels OOTB
- They’re polishing up their EGL support, so we’re switching to Wayland when?
Infect ALL THE THINGS
- Two variants of Spectre could theoretically be used to infect you.
- NVIDIA is already pushing out Linux drivers to sort it.
- Even for OLD arse-hardware.
- …and their drivers are still a swiss cheese of security vulnerabilities
3.5 Linux games
- Couple of good one in there.
- You should totally help us out through our Humble affiliate link too
- $6 for Aragame is worth it.
- Shenzen I/O looks like fun
- By the guy who did TIS-100
A new bench
- Remember back in the day when things came with build instructions.
- It is using Unity, probably not so happy on providing the sauce.
- 10348 on Vulkan Extreme, 10067 on OpenGL Extreme.
- Nopes, and nopes hard on the dual GPU system of business.
- I smell a BENCHOFF!!
Do not tango with the type of people who run Linux on their Playstations
- Glad to see a final release. A year for cracking a brand new console isn’t too bad
- Curious if you can get some decent HW accelerated openGL or Vulkan with the mesa driver. Would definitely make the PS4 a pretty slick little desktop box
- Considering it is an AMD gpu and the nightmare that is amdgpu… I’m not holding my breath.
- Booting may require multiple attempts due to memory randomization.
- Grab it now before nintendo ASMR’s it
- Contains 80 completely new, fan-made levels across 8 worlds.
- 1 to 4 players
- DL server located in Mordor.
- Heads up, it does require you to patch a ROM, so you’ll need to find a way to procure one
- Does include an automagic script to patch that business.
- Not quite as unecessary as Daggerfall Unity, and not quite as insane as OpenMW
- Still needs the original assets, which are available for free from the elder scrolls site
- SDL2, C++11 goodness
- Don’t know what the hell a “The Elder Scrolls: Arena” is and plan on keeping it that way.
- There is a reason Morrowind was the breakout hit
- They hadn’t found the forumla yet
CULL ALL TEH VULKANS
- Apparently the nvidia vulkan implementation doesn’t properly parse values using scientific notation.
- This is the kind of shit I love about these emulator projects. THey do all sorts of weird crap with graphics APIs that really put the drivers through their paces
- Demon Souls is playable in 4k now, Uncharted apparently works @ 10K
- Inexplicably, the first two Nier games run better in linux
- Fixed an annoying bug that had been happening with NVIDIA Linux proprietary drivers/ that made a lot of games display broken graphics when running on the Vulkan render.
- Not only do these FKRs have a Linux build they legit support it.
Devel: Free Lives
Wazzat: When evil threatens the world, the world calls on Broforce – an under-funded, over-powered paramilitary organization
Makes with the working
- Had to manually set windowed mode via launch options.
- It likes to randomly hang when Steam overlay is enabled.
- Steam controlla flipped out more than once.
- Online multiplayer is a FSM damned nightmare.
- Hell, even my hosted game somehow managed to suffer lag.
- See thursdays stream for online woes causing le chair to be dinged
- Windowed mode worked in the menu for me
- Opened in a window and detected my controller
Shiny / Sounds
- Hipster-pixel goodness.
- Nothing to really poop on since it’s very well done.
- Character blindness is legit.
- Didn’t really notice if it had a soundtrack.
- Character blindness is a real problem with this game, especially in multiplayer
- That said, all of the character designs are fun little pastiches of known IP
- Only 300mb legit hipster pixel
- Not as clean as Metal Slug, but more variety
- “”Works”” with the Steam controlla for the most part.
- Has a tendency to flip the hell out in the overworld map.
- When it’s not being an arse everything is logically laid out and plays well enough.
- No real issues with controls
- Mind you, if you’re using a DS4 paired as a steam controller, you need to keep steam overlay on
- X360 worked flawlessly
- Eh, multiplayer is a bit of alright but spending 20min figuring out how to get everyone connected sucks a LOT of the fun out of it.
- I think this is better suited for local coop.
- Did I have a good time? Eh, didn’t hate it but really does nothing new.
- I like the parody characters and it has a good sense of humour all around.
- I had fun playing it
- The couch co-op experience is pretty solid, and despite the online mode being very buggy
- When network multiplayer works, it is pretty fun
- Even single player isn’t all that bad.
- It’s a megaman style shooter with destructable environments and fun characters. All and all a pretty fun time
- I’ll play this for hours
- Forced char switches are annoying
- Explosions blood and gore, what’s not to like?
- No prototype and they want to use electron.
- Yeh, no.
- Discord beat you to it.