LinuxGameCast Weekly 367: Coinkydink

Humble releases a spooky bundle! Proton updates D9VK, EasyAntiCheat comes to War Thunder, and Super Mario 64 decompilation. Then Bayonetta faces, the CHAIRQASITION!

Special thanks to

  • Adriaan (new patreon)


05:00 Valve fights anti competition ruling
09:20 Updated Steam search
12:19 Proton 4.11-3
15:09 Rocket League 1.66
17:50 War Thunder enables EAC
20:50 Knights And Bikes
22:51 Din’s Legacy
26:18 The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
28:45 Dashing Dinosaurs & Sexy Centaurs
35:06 Nvidia 435.21
38:14 DXVK 1.3.3
39:48 D9VK 0.20
42:07 Humble October Bundle
44:44 Yorg 0.11
48:42 Super Mario 64 decompilation
52:03 CHAIRQASITION: Bayonetta
01:03:11 Hate Mail


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Colour key: Venn Jill Pedro

Steam: News

Valve’s day in court 

  • VALVe is in the business of making money and this decision would cost them a few sheckles.
  • The EU’s decision would ensure VALVe would need to accommodate cross country purchases and they’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that didn’t happen.
  • European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said “Consumers should not be prevented from shopping around between Member States to find the best available deal.”


Valve search 

  • Say what you will about Epic, it made Valve do things. 
  • Granted, it’s Valve things, but at least they’re trying.
  • Valve search needs every improvement it can get.


New Proton

  • D9VK is bumped to .20. 
  • New way of dealing with gamepads, directly. 
  • Old VR 
  • Proton 4.11-3 is out, with lots of changes.
  • There has been hang and crash fixes to Valve’s experimental Fsync feature which boosts performance.
  • Fixed new crashes related to text input, especially in Unreal Engine 4 games including Mordhau and Deep Rock Galactic.
  • Still looking forward to trying the Fsync implementation, maybe once I move over to Neon.

Steam: Game Updates

Rocket League 1.66

  • September is right around the corner.
  • I would highly recommend holding on to your money when it comes to this season pass.
  • The game’s audio mix has been updated, including audio priority rebalancing, HDR audio, and object elevation.


War Thunder EAC

  • Bad news for the War Proton crowd. 
  • Even more of an incentive for VALVe and their rivers of money to get EAC working with the Protons.

Steam: New Games

Knights And Bikes

  • It’s a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy, a British island, on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship.
  • They got me at ‘80’s Goonies inspired action adventure!
  • Looks like this award winning beautifully hand painted game published by Double Fine Presents we can play online co-op with a friend, for up to 2 players.
  • Double Fine publishes the clearly Costume Quest inspired new game by a dev team who really wanted to make something along the lines of Costume Quest, but didn’t want to run afoul of ol’ Tim the Schafer!


Dins Legacy

  • Another fun game that we can play online multi-player and co-op on Linux.
  • We have enjoyed playing Torchlight II on our streams, and this looks very similar.
  • Din’s Curse was a very fun Diablo clone.
  • I’m glad they’ve now put out a sequel, I say they.
  • This seems to be a one person type of dealyo.
  • However, that engine is starting to show its age.


Troubadour’s Tale The 4Th

  • Fine folks at inXile, the last of the Obsidian/Black Isle spin off companies which has yet to go Epic excwusive, have put out the fourth installment in the Bard’s Tale series. 


Dashing Dinosaurs & Sexy Centaurs

  • Ever wanted to play a game centered around a bunch of dinosaurs, dragons, and other mythical beasts putting on a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet?
  • Well, you’re in luck, both of ya! 
  • Also, dinosaurs had feathers and unicorns were nonverbal. They communicated with a mixture of interpretive dance, and smell. 


Nvidia 435.21

  • Removed the non-GLVND OpenGL libraries.
  • Added Vulkan and OpenGL+GLX support for PRIME render offload.
    • That could prove interesting
    • If you are using the hella alpha patched xserver. 
  • Nvidia’s new display driver 435.21 has been released with some very important updates.
  • Fixed an annoying bug that could cause Vulkan applications to generate spurious warning messages about a missing NV-GLX extension.  I have dealt with that one before!
  • Fixed the NvEncodeAPI driver to correctly reject the encoding of sequences with resolutions smaller than what the NVENC supports.
    • Yeah, have had this problem with other video codecs in the past.
  • Fixing SLI issues… in 2019… Well, I suppose those CUDA workloads can still make use of it.
  • They also released the 435.19.02 Vulkan dev driver.


DXVK 1.3.3

  • Rendering and artifact fixes. 
  • Fixed an issue with Steam VR performance test. 
    • The current version nopes directly to desktop. 
  • When playing Far Cry Primal: Worked around a weird issue causing the game’s graphics to turn red.  Lots of people have been complaining about this.


D9VK 0.20

  • A new version of d9vk 0.20 is out, thanks to Joshua Ashton.
  • This version is called Frog Cookie 🐸🍪!
  • Includes several performance improvements.
  • Implemented ProcessVertices (Software Vertex Processing)
    • Uses a geometry shader that emits no vertices and does buffer writes
  • Stopped using DEVICE_LOCAL memory for shader constant buffers.
  • The DiXVicKs developer is also fixing some D9VicKs issues, apparently.


Humble October Bundle 

  • Halloween is still a way’s off.
  • I wonder what they have planned for that particular occasion.


Yorg 0.11

  • Joypad support, local multiplayer, particle effects, and revamped multiplayer gui. 
  • Tinkered with the development build, it runs.
  • Cool!  Had found this game on a while back and enjoyed playing it.
  • Also includes sfx improvements, AI improvements, performance improvements and driving model’s improvements.


This week on Nintendo’s gonna sue somebody

  • Well, they can’t really sue them for reverse engineering the game.
  • But I’m sure they’re chomping at the bits, just waiting for someone to release anything based on this.
    • They will wait until it hits 1.0. 

– Nooope

– Not sure if want

– Check it out

– Shutupandtakemymonies


Does It Launch

  • Launches OOTB with Proton 4.11-3 + D9VK.

Performance @ 1080

  • 60 @ 1080 & 2160. 


  • Rainbow effect on some textures. 


  • Xclone wireless.


Does It Launch

  • On Ubuntu 18.04, Yes!

Performance @ 1080

  • On my AMD RX 580 8GB, gameplay at 60fps.
  • On my Nvidia GTX 1050 TI, gameplay at 60fps.


  • Comparing my 2 GPUs, there was more flickering on the shiny textures with the Nvidia card than there was on my AMD.  
  • Mostly played it on my RX 580 and wasn’t bothered by the flicker from shiny objects. 


  • Works very well with keyboard and gerbil, and with my 8BitDo.


Does It Launch

  • It do

Performance @ 1080

  • Vsync is on and it stays at 60
  • Didn’t really see the need to disable Vsync


  • Them flickering textures.
  • It doesn’t really impact the gameplay, but they’re there.


  • The DualShock didn’t work but it’s not the fault of the game.
  • Solus once again rears its ugly head, temporarily and then immediately shoves it back up its own ass.
  • Both the Steam Controller and 8BitDo controllers worked just fine.

QA Score:



  • Venn:
    • This game, where do I even start. 
    • Unhinged, unhinged is a good place to start but you might have expected that when the protagonist sports gun-heels. 
    • At its core Bayonetta is about having old-school, button mashing, arcade fun.
    • Everything about it is over the top and simply refuses to take anything seriously. 
    • That can be a tall order when your subject matter is angels and demons and you’re effectively on a quest to kill god. 
    • Most of your time will be spent in a spectacle brawler filled with the occasional BDSM inspired special attack.   
    • Kill baddies, earn style points, and collect Sonic rings so you can make a pitstop in Hell to pick up new weapons, attacks, and of course, lollipops. 
    • I was genuinely worried about giving Ms. Bayonetta the diabeetus during my last playthrough strictly due to lollipop consumption. 
    • And if that’s not enough there’s 4 hours of (skippable) cutscenes to fill in the blanks between battles.  
    • But you’re probably going to watch them since video game or not they tell a fun story. 
    • It looks a bit dated, has some graphical glitches, and a couple of irritating QTEs but at the end of the day it’s worth the asking price.
  • Jill
    • Lots of opening cinematics and training to go thru, but was expected.
    • This is one of my favorite genres of games, third-person action and hack and slash.
    • Bayonetta is a fun game to play when you just want to sit back and kill some monsters, creatures, etherials or otherwise!
    • I really like the artstyle, kind of reminds me of a cross between steampunk, anime and post apocalyptic modern.
    • The soundtrack is really nice too, but sometimes it can be a bit grindy.
    • I like games that utilise cinematics to tell a story, ala Tomb Raider.
    • I also enjoy the tongue and cheek humor of the game as well.
  • Pedro
    • I’m conflicted.
    • I’ve gone on, at length, in the past about how I much prefer games that show rather than telling.
    • And Bayonetta has absolutely no qualms in showing… everything!
    • So I like that.
    • But I’ve also mentioned several times that I much prefer games which, you know, allow you to play.
    • And Bayonetta seems really happy to take control away from you and drop you in the middle of a cutscene, showing our eponymous titillating character doing all this awesome stuff.
    • We can totally be doing that in game proper, Platinum!
    • In fact, I’d much rather be doing that than sitting through another cutscene.
    • And then there’s the Quick-Time Events, they packed the game with the little fuckers!
    • Quick time events are the bane of gameplay, in my not so humble opinion.
    • However, I do find myself wanting to play more. 
    • Just so I can experience more of the completely bonkers, over the top, choreography in the fighting and gunplay.
    • Just so I can get more of the completely unhinged and uninhibited story of Legs McProtagonist person.

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