Flibit tackles Proton, VR gets smooth, seizuretastic farming and Star Trek on my Linux?
Morning zoo radio thinly disguised as a Linux gaming podcast.
Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro
- Shadow Warrior is totes playable now if you are using the Vulkan dev drivers.
- 3.16-3 is now out and they’ve recompiled it without the debug stuff, again.
- Took’em awhile!
- There’s one for firefox too
- Now with chrome goodness.
- They need his audio brainz
- I can see Skyrim and Fallout 4 making it to the Whitelist once FAudio gets hammered in.
- The Skyrim review nobody knew they needed.
- Yerp. Valve’s gonna make their own windows. With blackjack. And hookers
- SteamVR will now do fancy prediction to fill in frames that wouldn’t necessarily get delivered on time
- The thinking here is that this not only improves apparent performance on weaker systems, it potentially adds additional performance for higher end systems
- Only works on Win10 + Nvidia for now though
- For a company who claimed to be taking trolling into serious consideration, that doesn’t seem to apply to all parts of the store.
- So the list of issues reported are
- People using reviews as a bug tracker/blackmail.
- Steam needs a better technical feedback system/bug reporting system
- Existing methods for communicating with customers are insufficient and require man power
- The automated region based pricing can fuck with your per game revenue by about 30-60% depending on which country you’re in
- Valve only gives a shit if you, as an individual company, make them a shit ton of money
Steam: Game Updates
- The cynical forced crossover that happened to be pretty damn good gets a new level editor
- There were some physics issues that required some adjustments of their own levels, so you might need to go back and retest your stuff
- They had to sort some bugs to make this work that might slightly effect some prebuilt levels.
- Needs a windows only app to play in multiplayer that uses some whacky vpn worarkound to avoid pissing off psyonix
- You also need some extra files from another site to fix the bushes.
- Try it wil ball-cam on.
Steam: New Games
- Sacre bleu! Le pied de l’etoile!
- Also, are there actually 8472 types of aliens in this game?
- Apparently it’ll run on centOS 5
- I got all the way to the SUPER sketchy login screen.
- A bit like gratuitous space battles
- You can pay 30 bucks to buy the “optimization pack”. Basically you don’t have to play the game to unlock points, you paid for them
- What if GSB allowed you to set the general logic of the AI like Dragon Age Origins does, is the question being asked here.
- It’s an App!
- In-app Products $0.99 – $22.99 per item.
- So $14.99 might be a deal if you really really like the game but how does that work with multiplayer?
- Milkstone Studios sent over some review copies.
- You shite is busted, Milkstone.
- Had to throw -screen-fullscreen 1 -screen-width 3440 -screen-height 1440 -force-glcore42 -force-clamped into the launch options.
- This is a solution from the developer.
- Major Linux graphics snafu aside, this could be 3D Farmville.
- As the people who made Ziggurat, I know they have the chops to fix it.
- What about pulling Proton versions from the git and building those?
- Apparently this is POL’s replacement for their wine build service.
- Doing a bit of a winehub thing, but with docker
- Minor nitpick but:
- Okay, seriously guys. You’re writing documentation for developers and telling them to log out and log back in?
- Seriously, learn the newgrp command.
- This is kinda of interesting since I was never able to make this thing build since the history of ever.
- It was responsible for my undying hatred for cmake.
- I got it built and working once, drove around an oddly shaped track until my truck shot up into the sky.
- Cell-shaded Polygon_Dogs?
- Free demo is free
- And hey, a tar’d up unity game with the execute permission set on the binary!
- Shame it crashes when I hit new game
- Linux gamer or not, grab some popcorn and watch how this plays out.
- 60 free games for Nitro subscribers.
- It’s still mostly indie games you probably already own
- I am curious to see what happens
- But I don’t appreciate relegating non-Windows users to second class status right off the bat.
- I want to throw this in since Feral insists on giving system (CPU) requirements for Intel only.
- And they recommend Ubuntu for the OS.
- Would be great to see the breakdown by part names, too.
- And the numbers of how many people are installing which of the official flavours.
Game: Ultimate Chicken Horse
Devel: Clever Endeavour Games
Price: £10.99 / US$14.99 / CA$16.99
Wazzat: Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer game where you build the level as you play, placing traps and hazards to screw your friends over, but trying not to screw yourself.
Mandatory Disclosure: Foxy sent us keys
Does It Launch
- Kinda sorta, yes.
- It better since you will be restarting the game, constantly.
- Seriously, getting an online game going it a legit carpshoot.
Performance @ 1080
- 300+ @ 1080.
- Flat, cartoon, works.
- I really do like the art style.
- When it works, it works.
- Giving it a fail since it will randomly eat shite leaving you unable to control fk or all until the end of a round.
- Or a restart.
- Another biggie is the inability to launch the game with key/gerb, it locks out the controller.
- Launching the game with the controller works but you get SUPRISE player two if you breathe on the keb/gerb.
Does It Launch
- Oh, it’ll start up, but every time you want to start a new multiplayer match, you need to restart the game
Performance @ 1080
- Look at that chicken dance
- 2 years and your first input is still slot 1.
- So make sure you grab that controller before doing anything in a menu
Does It Launch
- It launches reliably, which is a notable improvement from Early Access
- But it still fails to join online games without a restart.
- And you will be going through that a lot if you don’t have friends over to play the game with you.
Performance @ 1080
- 60 because VSync
- Both graphics and audio works
- Controller support was also very flaky at first but now even the 8bitdo SNES pro controller works fine
- I’m giving this a reluctant two.
- Building a nope gauntlet to kill your friends while simultaneously creating a path for yourself is wicked-fun.
- Yeah, really really fun but really really busted.
- All I can say is this.
- 20% of any Chicken horsing session is composed of fucking with controllers, restarting the game, randomly losing connection, and trying to find a level everyone can connect to.
- When it works, it’s brilliant.
- That said, if I called the Host/Client sync incredibly buggy I would be accused of understating the facts.
- On paper, UCH is a fantastic party game
- The platforming is really good, the vs mechanic is inspired in how it makes people’s brains contort and it inspires really good shit talk
- However, in practise there are some problems. Mostly technical in nature
- The control issue has been around since their demo and they haven’t fixed it
- You need to restart the game to start a new MP match
- And for some reason, it spawns a second cursor when I use a controller
- Lack of single player is a bit of a moot point because this is a party game by design
- The ability to create and share levels is nice]
- BUT IF YOU CAN’T PLAY THE FUCKING GAME WITH YOUR FRIENDS WHAT’S THE POINT?
- It took 4 intoxicated technical people to sort out online multiplayer. Sober non techies don’t stand a chance
- My admiration toward Ben Yahtzee Croshaw is news to no one.
- But you can never agree fully with someone else.
- Yahtzee’s shtick is that a video game needs to be able to stand on its singleplayer campaign. I disagree.
- But this game doesn’t even have a pretense of one.
- Its job is to be a party game.
- Simple mechanics, easy to understand concepts, and a healthy dose of watching people fail.
- It has what it needs to be a good multiplayer only game which could, in theory stand on its own.
- Unfortunately, having to continuously debug a game when you have friends over is not what people want.
- This isn’t Early Access anymore, if the game is an officially released state, crap like being unable to reliably play it should be fixed.
- It’s not fun when the game fails to deliver on the most basic thing it sets out to do.
- I got it to work in Solus by doing the same thing that person did.
- The annoying bit is having to open Winecfg in that Proton prefix to set 2 extra libs to native and setting the game to run inside a virtual desktop.