Other News about gaming on Linux

Valve have announced 'Steam Audio' an SDK of advanced audio tools, it will support Linux

Gaming on Linux - vor 53 Minuten 12 Sekunden

Tags: Steam, Toolkit

Valve have ripped the lid off their latest project named 'Steam Audio', an SDK of advanced audio tools that will support Linux.

What is it exactly?
Steam Audio delivers a full-featured audio solution that integrates environment and listener simulation. HRTF significantly improves immersion in VR; physics-based sound propagation completes aural immersion by consistently recreating how sound interacts with the virtual environment.

It's currently in Beta and it will support Windows (32 bit and 64 bit), Linux (32 bit and 64 bit), macOS, and Android (ARMv-7).

It already supports Unity 5.2+ and they are working on integration with Unreal Engine 4 right now.

Epic Games will have a demo of Steam Audio in Unreal Engine at GDC next week. I'm pretty keen to hear more about it!

You can see the website for it, the github and the Steam hub. You can also see more info and some examples on this news post on Steam.

It is slightly worrying though, that this could end up being yet another reason for games to be tied to Steam unable to go on other platforms. Will be interesting to see what happens here, as lock-in isn't healthy for anyone. However, since it will run on Android, it sounds like it might be portable enough.

Solstice Chronicles: MIA, an incredible looking top-down alien shooter will support Linux

Gaming on Linux - vor 1 Stunde 4 Sekunden

Tags: Action, Coming Soon, Crowdfunding

Solstice Chronicles: MIA [Fig Campaign, Official Site] is a very fancy looking top-down alien shooter seeking funding on Fig. It will support Linux and it might be worth a look.

Check out the trailer:


It has a nice Tux icon in the 'supported platforms' list (which I really like how Fig has that!) so hopefully it will hit the goal. They are looking to get $30K, with $2K from backers and $2K from Fig itself already.

About the game
Solstice Chronicles: MIA is a twin-stick shooter with a tactical edge. Battle for survival against waves of Martian mutants while using the skills of your drone companion to drastically alter the threats you face.

Set in the year 2280 AE (After Earth), you find yourself behind enemy lines in the midst of an infected colony on Mars, and designated Missing in Action. You play as a Corporation Marine trying to escape, working with an unusual Insurgent AI drone whose special abilities will aid you and significantly impact the game’s difficulty.

Features
- Tactical, twin-stick shooter including two-player couch co-op.
- Story-based, 18 mission campaign branching from the events of The Red Solstice.
- Survival mode in which you decide when to EVAC, and when to push for bigger rewards.
- Customize skill-trees of four classes - Assault, Demolition, Hellfire, and Terminator.
- Upgradeable weaponry including shotguns, rocket launchers, flamethrowers, and more.
- Use your drone's abilities to aid in combat, manage threat levels, and scavenge supplies.

What do you think to this one?

Our Game Has Gone Through Kickstarter, Greenlight and Just Launched on Steam For PC, Mac and Linux. AMA + Giveaway

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 2 Stunden 33 Minuten

Hello Everybody,

My name’s Ty; I’m a programmer at Something Classic Games, the team behind indie JRPG, Shadows of Adam. Shadows of Adam is a JRPG created by a team of old-school JRPG fans. We like to think it’s a JRPG fan’s dream come true. Shadows of Adam brings a compelling story, unique fast-paced battle system and modernized visuals to a classic genre.

Shadows of Adam was successfully kickstarted last year and was successfully greenlit on Steam and is available today for PC, Mac and Linux. I’m happy to answer any/all questions and if there’s something I can’t answer, I’ll try and grab another member of the team that can.

If you’re potentially interested in purchasing our game, I urge you to ask any question you may have before making your purchase.

If you’re not interested in purchasing our game, I would still love to hear from you. In the past 3 and a half years of development, we’ve gathered a lot of experience that could be beneficial to someone.

Lastly, I will be giving away 5 Shadows of Adam Steam keys to responses to this post in 24 hours.

Thanks to the mods for letting us do this!

Shadows of Adam on Steam: Steam

Shadows of Adam on Humble: Humble Bundle

Watch live stream of Shadows of Adam:

Absnerdity

Kiwion

We received permission from the mods to host this AMA.

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How well multi-threaded are (and will be) new AAA releases?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 2 Stunden 50 Minuten

Hi,

I've done a bit of HITMAN benchmarking with my i7-2600 & RX 480 here. FPS seems to scale well with more cores up to 4, but enabling 8 threads via hyperthreading has negligible benefits. Does anyone here have data on how well FPS scales with 6 or 8 "actual" cores on recent AAA OpenGL titles? Additionally, is there data on how much additional cores helps in Linux Vulkan games? Thanks.

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A small tip for anyone working with Kdenlive and large video files

Gaming on Linux - vor 3 Stunden 16 Minuten

Tags: HOWTO

This is likely something many of you who edit videos frequently already know, but here's a small tip for those of you (like me) who aren't massively familiar with all the video editing options available. This tip is about working with large files, like longer or high quality gameplay videos.

Kdenlive is a pretty great video editor, but it does have a problem when it comes to large files. Seeking through the timeline and the timeline video preview will be extremely slow and stutter a lot, if your file is on the large side. For me today, it got to a point where editing a particular video became so slow it was impossible to work with.

I had been looking around for other editors, but it turns out that the solution to this problem is already built into Kdenlive and has made me love it even more.

What you need, are proxies. It essentially makes a low quality copy of the videos files you're using while editing, to make it easier on your computer. Simply go to the Project menu at the top, then Project Settings and you will see something like this:

Make sure "Proxy clips" is ticked and then it will begin to make a proxy of your video clips, which will allow you to have a very smooth editing experience.

The drawback, is that it will use some extra hard drive space, but it makes things much easier to do.

Again, if you're a kdenlive or video editing pro, this is likely old news to you. It wasn't to me and likely isn't to others. Just another small handy tip I wanted to share for those making Linux gaming video content.

Looking for second GPU to use for Debian host

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 3 Stunden 22 Minuten

I've got a beefy debian sid desktop that can passthrough PCIE devices to VM-s, however it has only one gpu, an amd rx 480.

My cpu's a xeon e3 1230 v5 so has no igpu

Now I'm looking forward to get another GPU which I hopefully won't collide with amd's amdgpu driver. I believe I'd have to blacklist the amdgpu module, so my host doesn't grab it on boot

I hope I can get a card under £100 that's more than enough for browsing and can run open source drivers.

I don't know anything about older amd cards or modern nvidia cards.

Amazon has nvidia gtx 750 ti 2gb for £120 on https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Graphics-Cards/Gigabyte-NVIDIA-750Ti-PCI-E-Graphics/B00IGQ4UX8 but I'd rather not buy nvidia

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Problem with Dualshock 3 and Ubuntu 16.04

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 4 Stunden 38 Minuten

Hi all, When i plug-in the pad, all buttons are functional and everything is ok, but when i move the left stick for playing (not the right one or the d-pad) the mouse's cursor moves with it (in game or not, even on the desktop) and it's really annoying to play like this. Anyone can help me with this? Thank you.

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A look at Bleed 2, the crazy action game from Ian Campbell

Gaming on Linux - vor 8 Stunden 42 Minuten

Tags: Action, Steam, Indie Game, Review

Thanks to the developer for sending in a key, I've had a chance to put some time into Bleed 2 [Steam, Official Site]. It turns out that it's damn fun and it is a little insane.



Disclosure: Key provided by the developer.

To say that Bleed 2 is 'another action platformer' wouldn't do this game any justice. I've been guilty of feeling like that with a lot of the games from indie developers, but Bleed 2 sets itself apart very nicely.

You play as Wryn, the 'greatest hero of all time' who defeated all the other heroes in the previous game.

Even on Normal difficulty, the game is surprisingly challenging. Not outright insane, but challenging enough to keep it there for the duration of the game while remaining fun to play. Some sections in particular are both frustrating as hell, but incredibly fun thanks to the excellent design of the enemies and your abilities.

Your character has the ability to temporarily slow down time and use her Katana to bounce back some enemy projectiles, which is extremely satisfying when you take out multiple enemies with their own bullets. This has led me to be a bit suicidal in Bleed 2, as I find myself actually running towards the enemy fire to get that satisfying feeling of destroying them with their own bullets.

The enemies are numerous and sometimes quite hilarious. I'm pretty sure the second level is full of what looks like cats. They also have a helicopter that fires missiles at you, but bouncing them back with the Katana is incredible satisfying.

There's no filler content, it's just all-out fast-paced action. I've been playing it with the Steam Controller and it works beautifully. This is one game I've been really pleased with due to this, as a lot of games demanding twin-sticks absolutely suck with the SC, but Bleed 2 is awesome with it.

Graphically, the game is quite simple, but you're usually jumping around so fast that it didn't really bother me in the slightest.

It's not a very long game at all, with a single play-through being 1-2 hours. I would have personally liked it to be longer, but it's still a great game especially if you try it on the harder modes.

If you like fast paced action games, this is not to be missed. Fantastic. If you think you can handle boss after boss, go for it!

The MMO 'Albion Online' finally has a release date, new huge update in March

Gaming on Linux - vor 9 Stunden 16 Minuten

Tags: Coming Soon, MMO

The rather good MMO 'Albion Online' finally has a proper release date! I am looking forward to creating a guild with some Linux gamers.

On July 17th the game will officially leave Beta, so there will be no more progress wipes. That's what I have been holding out for to put serious time into it.

They will also get rid of the "founders packs" to buy into the game, which will be replaced with starter packs. So your last chance to get the special in-game items for supporting their development is coming up soon.

On March 13th the next big Beta update "Galahad" will land in the game, which will bring an entire new world layout, a brand new interface, a complete rework of PvE and much more. See more details on that update here.

Watch the video announcement below:


You can see some thoughts I put up after playing more of the Beta in January here.

The Linux-supported MMO 'Albion Online' finally has a release date, new huge update in March

Gaming on Linux - vor 9 Stunden 16 Minuten

Tags: Coming Soon, MMO

The rather good MMO 'Albion Online' finally has a proper release date! I am looking forward to creating a guild with some Linux gamers.

On July 17th the game will officially leave Beta, so there will be no more progress wipes. That's what I have been holding out for to put serious time into it.

They will also get rid of the "founders packs" to buy into the game, which will be replaced with starter packs. So your last chance to get the special in-game items for supporting their development is coming up soon.

On March 13th the next big Beta update "Galahad" will land in the game, which will bring an entire new world layout, a brand new interface, a complete rework of PvE and much more. See more details on that update here.

Watch the video announcement below:


You can see some thoughts I put up after playing more of the Beta in January here.

Relic Hunters Zero: Linux Build, Latest Git, FOSS

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 12 Stunden 42 Minuten

Download now!
Hi,
I had already posted this on /r/linux. So, just to re-post in the right place. I used my friend's computer to compile the latest build of Relic Hunters Zero. Its a free and open source game that is available for free on Steam for Windows and Mac.
This build is for linux users compiled through YYC and Ubuntu-Server 16.04.2. On conversion, it works with an up-to-date Arch Linux as well. It is untested on other distributions though.
I'll try and fix any linux-only issues but other issues should be reported upstream at: Github
Known issues:

  • Weird Rainbow-border to right side of screen and full display not occupied in Arch Linux.

Hope you find it fun,
Mufeed Ali

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How can i have simmilar mouse settings to windows?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 15 Stunden 9 Minuten

The mouse and keyboard doesn't feel right on Linux Mint. How can i have simmilar mouse settings to windows? Also why is the keyboard delayed? I am a fast typer and instead of holding shift to write an uppercase letter i press caps but while i do it is delayed on Mint and the word i'm writing doesn't end up right.

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Civ 6 Diplomacy Screen Glitch

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 17 Stunden 22 Minuten

There's a glitch on Civ 6 when on the diplomacy screen when meeting a new civilization etcetera. It shows a bunch of shapes. I mentioned this when the game was first released on Linux and decided to play it on Windows instead. Came back to give it another shot and there's the glitch. Any ideas on how to fix? Does Aspyr just release shitty conversions?

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