Ion Fury gets a day-1 Linux release! Facepunch offers Rusty refunds, Nvidia offloads PRIME, and Logitech wheel configuration made simple.
Special Thanks To:
- Acid Monkey (inc pledge)
- MikeG (New Tiles)
05:12 Steam workshop MOD’s require approval
07:38 1 year of Goldberg emulator
10:09 Facepunch offers Rust refunds
12:57 Dead Cells: Who’s the Boss
14:51 Abandon Ship
17:58 Pro Cycling Manager 2019
20:03 Ion Fury
22:08 Electronic Super Joy 2
23:43 Return to Dust
29:54 NVIDIA PRIME offloading
32:20 Logitech Wheel configuration
35:27 Flycast HLE BIOS
38:45 Blackmagic OBS setup
42:15 CHAIRQASITION: Ion Fury
53:08 Hate Mail
Linux gaming mayhem & madness with a side of news, reviews, and whatever the Hell-Elks™ we come up with.
Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro
- Only for Steam games ATM but it’s a start.
- With all the hullabaloo about microtransactions and loot boxes, VALVe feels the need to regulate their own.
- Well that devolved into a rant quicker than I thought
- Apparently the API has wierd wait times that some games actually depend on,so correcting performance will actually break stuff?
Steam: Game Updates
- So long and thanks for all the dicks
- I mean, this is the best resolution possible.
- That’s as graceful a walk out as anyone would expect. Peace out!
- Hold me closer
- She’s a bad reader
- New weapons and enemies related to the bosses.
- I still can’t beat the boss in the clock tower.
- Oh hey, lookit that. Small team realizes they don’t have the capacity to do full e2e tests under Linux so they’re soliciting community help.
- Whether they actually fix the issues or pull a Gary is TBD
- Very interesting visual style on this one
- I also like the notion that ship death doesn’t equal end of game. If you can secure your captain’s escape, you can rebuild
- I kinda wish this sort of toying with granular failure would be explored more in games
- If you dug the style of windward but it was maybe a little too much, this might be for you
- That’s a good way to do it.
- However, you’re mostly going to be relying on dual booters and people who already bought the game on Windows and will only give it a cursory look on the other OSs.
- Though, with the advent of Proton, that is less of an issue nowadays.
- Speaking of which!
- Let me get this out of the way, cycling manager, really!?
- That said take a peek at what;s getting fixed.
- Yeah, we’re getting Proton fixes now.
Steam: New Games
- Much hipster, so pixel.
- Check out the DL size on Brad.
- When I saw the 50MB space requirement on the Steam download window my first thought was: “Did they screw up the Steam depots?”
- Sex moans: The squeakquel
- Apparently you can turn them off
- It’s free to play with bonus levels and a bunch of other goodies if you pay for the Gold edition.
- This time with less Adobe Air?
- That was my biggest gripe with the game, as you had to jump through some hoops to get Air running under linux
- It looks like they’re keeping the zelda-style stuff and adding some PS1 Quality 3D overworld
- That’s a pretty big leap from the first Anodyne.
- Or it would be, if it wasn’t for the very similar dungeons “inside of characters’ bodies”.
- Much like Fritictional, it seems they can’t get away from their comfort zone.
- No more bumblebee… eventually.
- On X windows.
- With recent GPU’s.
- So you could already do full display offloading already, which actually works pretty great, albeit at the cost of having a separate inactive display that the nvidia gpu renders things on
- This simplifies things by just letting you just offload OpenGL and Vulkan.
- Also makes hybrid systems a little better as before you had a simple choice, either nvidia GL or mesa
- This is the kind of GUI BS Linux needs.
- I’m sure the 8 of you in linux land who use racing wheels are loving this project now.
- When we eventually move to a bigger place, I do want to get a wheel.
- And yeah, stuff like this, the little quality of life things, are very nice to have.
- The reverse engineered BIOS claims about 90% compatibility.
- For both native and WindowsCE games.
- Yes kids, not all games ran the windows.
- Apparently this has been a bit of a hurdle when it comes to open sauce dreamcast emulation
- Apparently it supports network multiplayer that works with actual dreamcasts, for those who still have the OG hardware
- The important thing though is that now you don’t have to go to random sketchy sites to get dreamcast bioses
- ^ This!
- More emulator teams should try and create open sauce BIOSes.
- I realize that’s unlikely, since they’re not making much money on it and the time commitment is insane.
- But it’d be great to see PCSX2 and the rest free themselves from the binary dump.
- Time to dispel some motherfu*king myths.
- Installation just works.
- OBS, just works.
- You can’t hear the fans and they don’t overheat.
- Latency is imperceptible.
- I’m not surprised some of you fk-o’s didn’t read the manual, nay.
- I’m surprised you didn’t read the manual… and proceeded to make a video about it.
Game: Ion Furry
Devel: Voidpoint, LLC / 3D Realms
Price (Steam): £19.49 / US$24.99 / CA$28.99 – Psysichal Big Box Edition: $59.99
Wazzat: 3D Realms, creators of Duke Nukem 3D, Prey, and Max Payne, are excited to team up with Voidpoint to bring back the legendary Build Engine, famously known for classic first-person shooters like Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood. Ion Fury is the real deal!
Mandatory Disclosure: They poured keys in our faces.
Does It Launch
- Two monitors went dark when launched, but it recovered.
Performance @ 1080
- 244 master race!
- Hipster 3D, is that a thing?
- No glitches.
Does It Launch
- Yup. Good ol’ eduke
Performance @ 1080
- As I said previously, good ol’ eduke
- I mean, their goal was to make it look like a late 90’s FPS. And they dood
- Wasd. As it always is, as it should be
Does It Launch
- It do
Performance @ 1080
- VSync is on and it stayed on.
- 60 FerPS all around
- It’s Duke Nukem.
- The character sprites look a bit different, but it’s still Duke Nukem.
- Rebindable keys and the sensitivity slider actually works.
- It’s strange playing Duke 3D @ 2160P on a 43” monitor.
- The moves, so slick, the pixels, so crisp.
- They got the look and most importantly the feel of the original down pat.
- It’s fast paced and FKN cruel.
- I was killed to death three or four times before reaching the first checkpoint.
- Then I remembered quicksaves.
- Kinda sucked the fun out of it at that point.
- Good level design, fun guns, and something to help you forget that you’re fast approaching middle age and your kids will soon be expecting you to pay for college.. for a few hours.
- Yeah, $24 is a little on the steep side for nostalgia but let’s face it, little Billy is going to drop out in the first semester anyway… and come back home to live, forever.
- It’s not a bad little shooter, even if you are afraid to shoot strangers.
- The levels are well designed and employ the Jaquay style of looping back in on itself
- I guess I find myself agreeing with the crowd saying that it does anything particularly innovative or new.
- It does do one thing that tries to pray on your fear of the dark, but you’re also given an uzi immediately prior and your brain goes “oh, i should use this”
- But I can respect a well put together game. Might be fun to pick up if you’re down depressed or lonely
- At this point, I’m done with 2D hipster pixel platformers.
- At some point, I will probably be done with old sprite based 3D shooters.
- That point isn’t here yet.
- So I very much enjoyed Ion Fury.
- It’s more DukeN without having to give Randy Pitchford money.
- As far as I’m concerned, it’s all positives!
- Seriously, Voidpoint did a very good job of capturing the fast pace combat in intricate levels which loop back in on themselves.
- You need to be considerate with your ammo and different enemies go down a lot easier with different weapons.
- It’s, in my not so humble opinion, a very good blend of modern complexities and intricacies with an old looking game.
- I likey!
- Even Shelly’s quips are sparse enough that you don’t immediately need to bring the voice slider volume down.
- I did ask them on twitter if the boxed edition comes with the Linux version
- No answer thus far.