LinuxGameCast Weekly 298: Re-Nipplementation

Steam Switches things up, NVIDIA nopes GPP, and Stardew multiplayer is open for business! Then Full Metal Furies faces the ChairQAsition. All this, plus your hate mail.

Special tanks:
MikeG (UPS from the Wishzone)

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Steam News:

Steam Switch Pro

  • So much for that open source project from last week
  • Flibit does raise some valid concerns about steam input though
  • $60? For that?
  • Just assuming people will want a layout a certain way isn’t ideal.
  • Japan likes to have X swapped with Y and A with B.
  • It’s the same on my 8Bitdo
  • Yet, I’d rather have the layout like the XBox/Steam controller would.
  • During the power outage I was playing axiom verge on my switch. There is an adjustment period going from standard Nintendo control to standard FNA/PC control


  • This thing runs like absolute poo.
  • This could be the STRAFE of Hexen, but it seems to have even more issues.


  • It would be nice if steam introduced a pay what you want button for open source games.
  • Wesnoth has been around forever and could use some financial support, or at least recoup the hundred bucks they spent to get on steam
  • Better yet, pull a good guy Valve and let established open sauce games on Steam for gratis.
  • Or if you do pay what you want, do it like Itch does and not like Kickstarter.
  • The latter will just cause more animosity when certain projects don’t deliver.

Linux Mod for Manos

  • Combat free mod created by Cheeseness.
  • For me it’s like regular Manos minus the semi-fun parts.

That multiplayer beta

  • Prepare yourself for the most snooze inducing LGC live stream… in the world.
  • They got that steam integration, and it’s fna, so I’m curious if they’re using Flibit’s sauce
  • Either way, expect bugs

Moment of Xen

  • It no longer launches on this end so it has that going for it.
  • Don’t get to excited folks, it’s just the engine, not the levels
  • They say they’ll drop Xen after the next “Engine” release, whatever that means.

Tomb Beta + PPA

  • Don’t fix my problems.
  • Might minimize spite-nopes for others.

Beseiged Transform Lerp (Empty)

  • Now you can rebind the controls on your murder machine
  • Alt-f4 to win the game

West of London

  • We talked about this a few months ago. It finally came out
  • Stealth roguelike where you only have 1hp
  • 1 hit kill could be fun or it could make the game really repetitious


  • I’m down for a proper Wipeout style game

Chewy Brick

  • Brick Stimulator finally got that HD remaster.

People under glass

  • So it is just Theme-quarium
  • Back when I was wee I played the shit out of sim safari. This just seems like that for aquariums.
  • Something tells me you’ll have more fum getting high and going to an actual aquarium


  • Can’t stop the signal?
  • Jodie foster simulation
    • Aka contact the game



  • Misinformation from contracts that contained a NDA?
  • Yup, looks like the bad publicity is bound to cost more than the extortion profits
  • Its OK nvidia, you still dominate the enterprise and scientific GPU market
  • I really like how they claimed this was a “distraction”… my arse-organ. “The rumors, conjecture and mistruths go far beyond its intent. Rather than battling misinformation, we have decided to cancel the program.”

    • And by not addressing any of those concerns you’re just cementing people’s beliefs in the underhanded bs you were trying to pull.
  • And you may claim now that you weren’t trying to change established brands to include only NVidia products, but some makers did.
    Asus created AREZ for AMD products smack in the middle of this. Was it a coincidence?

396 not Beta

  • Fixes some of the SPIR-V nonsense.
  • Sam BFE into the spiders nest is now holding over 100%.

Out of Order Rasterization

  • Apparently it’s only a 1% performance bump, but it seems to be across the board
  • Conservative implementation but seems to improve performance across the board.
  • Even more good news for people using RADV


  • Dolphin has moved to QT full time and wxWidgets will be dropped in short order.

Might & Magic 8 in Unity

  • Homeboy’s made some decent progress in half a year
  • Most of the maps are loadable and there’s even a basic ui

Unreal update

  • Apparently there was an synchronisation issue under Linux involving the start time call and the second object
  • The rest is just standard bugfixes that affected pretty much everybody

CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want


CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: Full Metal Furies
Webzone: Full_Metal_Furies
Devel: Cellar Door Games
Engine: FNA
Price: £14.99 / US$19.99 / CA$21.99

Wazzat: From the creators of Rogue Legacy comes a “true-cooperative” action RPG. FULL METAL FURIES puts an emphasis on team play with a unique combat system where everyone is important. Play on the couch, alone or with friends, or make it an online party for up to four players!

Mandatory Disclosure: Cellar Door sent us keys

Makes with the working


  • Yip, you are losing a Chair on the inexplicable frame drops.
  • Admittedly it does not really impact the gameplay but HOW?
  • Thought it was due to some network fkery but it’s right there in forever alone mode as well


  • The frame drops, they are real
  • This is a pixel game BTW


  • In some levels the FerPS drop down to 15 and don’t recover until one your characters dies.
  • On some latter levels the FerPS drop gets worse.


Shiny / Sounds


  • It’s hipster-pixel bullsh*t but well done hipster-pixel bullsh*t.
  • Character blindness is legit.


  • Everything is competently done. The Characters all have unique designs, the designs are cute, but a bit unremarkable
  • Pretty obvious they got the composer back from Rogue Legacy.
  • I think RL had the better sound track though
  • Guns go pew and shields go smash


  • The “sharpening” filter makes everything look odd.
  • I get that it’s only supposed to be for people who don’t want the pixels
  • But it doesn’t look so good.




  • Steam controlla OOTB with correct prompts.
  • It’s a side-scrolling brawler so yeah, it’s hard to cock up button mashing.






  • In multiplayer it’s a little bit of alright.
  • Single player is hella boring with a big heaping side of boring.
  • Leveling up the different classes is neat… but.
  • Calling them separate classes is a bit of a s t r e t c h.
  • Combat works but the whole colour coating baddies in single player is nonsense.
  • Thank you for allowing the ability to skip cutscenes.
  • I lost interest when it became bullet-hell The Game ™. <- Look at this clever motherf*cking GDocs auto inserting a ™ from T M.


  • Honestly, multiplayer is what saves this game
  • Single player is manageable, you just only ever have one person at a time on the screen
  • Beyond that, it basically turns into a bullet hell, and that’s not really my jam
  • Throw in some friends getting curb stomped by area denial and you have yourself an alright time, and online multiplayer does work
  • Funwise it’s still middle of the road


  • I didn’t hate the singleplayer.
  • But damn those frame drops kill my investment with a quickness.
  • I can take low FerPS if they’re constant or even intentional.
  • They’re neither here.
  • And it gets bad, to the point where you could probably make a powerpoint presentation with a better framerate.



Hate Mail:

God sperm


  • I kinda want one… for my dick.
  • What sizes do they come in?

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