Other News about gaming on Linux

I’m having troubles running Skyrim

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 17. März 2018 - 12:00

I have a Intel GPU and a AMD GPU. When I launch Skyrim it would load up to the main menu but will not show the play button. Is there anything I can do to remedy this situation.

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Are games from itch.io drm free?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 17. März 2018 - 03:24

So the game Celeste, looks interesting. Unfortunately its not available through my retailer of choice (GOG). I refuse to use Steam due to DRM, so I'm afraid I'll just have to pass up on this game.

However it is available through itch.io and if it doesn't have DRM, I'll pick it up from there?

As an aside, how easy is the installation and uninstallation process for games packaged from itch.io?

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Feral Announces Life Is Strange BTS for Linux

Boiling Steam - 17. März 2018 - 01:52

If you were worried about Feral becoming less and less active, (after all there was some kind of gap in releases in 2017), well this piece of news should comfort you somewhat. Life Is Strange was one hell of a game we got back 2 years ago, and since then the prequel, Before the Storm, was released on Windows but not Linux. Feral is coming in to fix the situation, and announced that the game will come in spring for our platform.

This spring, Life is Strange: Before the Storm comes to macOS and Linux. The Deluxe Edition will include all three episodes along with the bonus episode, “Farewell”. Hit the minisite to learn more about Arcadia Bay and its strong cast of characters – https://t.co/G8iTTo0UkO pic.twitter.com/a5ldS1d6yT

— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) March 14, 2018

While it will be difficult for the prequel to match the intensity and originality of the first game, it’s been getting decent reviews and I for will enjoy returning to the world and characters. Note that the prequel was not developed by the same team behind the first Life is Strange (this time it’s Deck9, an American studio).

With Before the Storm, this is the third game that Feral is porting for a spring 2018 release window. We are also awaiting Rise of the Tomb Raider, and the new Total War: Britannia, sometimes soon. Secure your free time!

I'm a Windows 10 gamer, convince me to switch to Linux

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 16. März 2018 - 22:59

Kinda getting tired of Windows's fussy BS but am reluctant to game on Linux due to 1. limited Linux knowledge 2. lack of developer support.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda runs in DXVK v0.31!

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 16. März 2018 - 22:36

Hey guys, been trying to get Andromeda to run in Wine for months now. Just tested it out and it finally works! So excited. :D

Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2


  • Elementary OS 0.4.1 (Ubuntu 16.04 base)
  • GTX 970 (Proprietary Driver 384.111)
  • Wine-PBA 3.3 x86_64
  • DXVK 0.31 (d3d11.dll and dxgi.dll binaries)
  • Origin Client w/ Lutris

Performance seems ok so far, definitely not Windows level but still playable. If anyone is interested in a tutorial, let me know!

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Wine 3.4 Released

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 16. März 2018 - 20:21

The Wine development release 3. is now available.




What's new in this release (see below for details):


- More Vulkan support, including integration with the X11 driver. - Better handling of privileged instructions on x86-64. - Hex edit dialog improvements in RegEdit. - Assortment of patches merged from wine-staging. - Various bug fixes.


The source is available from the following locations:

http://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/3.x/wine-3.4.tar.xz http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/3.x/wine-3.4.tar.xz


Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



You can also get the current source directly from the git repository.


http://www.winehq.org/git for details.


Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

See the file AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.



Bugs fixed in 3.4 (total 45):


10744 Robot Arena main menu is extremely slow 24436 the ping command with a wine cmd does nothing 25138 Black and White 2 demo crashes on startup (ID3DXEffect interface changes between d3dx9_xx versions) 29774 Texture filtering doesn't work in nGlide 32104 KwMusic: crashes during installing 32699 Add StartupWMClass to .desktop files. 35910 TuneUp Utilities 2014 installer crashes (API signature mismatch for NtAllocateUuids) 37809 C runtime dlls can't link with uclibc (bessel functions missing) 38352 Multiple games need d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXComputeNormalMap (Foresight, Gamestudio Venice, GOG King Arthur Collection) 38626 Word 2010 image text mode wrapping menu hides after a few seconds 38919 HyperStudio 5 (.NET 4.0 app) hangs at splash screen ('PngDecoder_Frame_GetMetadataQueryReader' is a stub) 39209 Smart Diary Suite 4 crashes when updating options ('CLSID_AudioCompressorCategory', '{33D9A761-90C8-11d0-BD43- 00A0C911CE86}' must be treated as special category) 40539 Fail to start HPDiagnosticCoreUI.exe 40943 System Shock demo (DX 11): loads to a white screen then switches to a black screen 41096 ResEdit Resources treeview has rendered wrongly positioned first branch 41911 Multiple Microsoft applications need kernel32.FindNLSStringEx (Studio One 3, Microsoft Office 2016, PowerShell 6) 42768 Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (Ys 6) silently crashes playing in-game videos 43357 Stars in Shadow crashes on startup 43656 64-bit World of Warcraft client reports 'Game Initialization Failed!' or crashes on startup with stack overflow due to improper mapping of exception code 43828 The Witcher 3: some monsters have distorted surfaces sticking out 44053 MobilePASS application quits with an error, needs unimplemented function bcrypt.dll.BCryptImportKey 44071 SPFLite Editor crashes on nullpointer 44482 x64dbg crashes during exit on unimplemented function msvcp120.dll.??0_Runtime_object@details@Concurrency@@QEAA@XZ 44499 BattlEye 'BEDaisy' kernel service crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.PsSetCreateProcessNotifyRoutineEx 44515 assert from wxpython 44550 ReactOS ftp.exe: enters endless loop on CTRL-Z 44565 Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone has rendering issue 44570 explorer.exe crashes when opening relative paths 44616 Multiple Blizzard games need 'ntdll.NtCreateThreadEx' implementation (Diablo III v2. 6. 1. 49286+, World of Warcraft, Overwatch) 44617 Multiple Blizzard games need Win7+ 'user32.GetWindowDisplayAffinity' and 'user32.SetWindowDisplayAffinity' stubs (Diablo III v2. 6. 1. 49286+) 44619 Multiple 64-bit applications need various Win7+ user-mode scheduling (UMS) API stubs (x64dbg, ACDSee Pro 9.0) 44626 AvP Classic 2000 (Steam) launcher crashes when attempting to start the game 44641 Sentinel HASP 'hardlock.sys' kernel driver crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.RtlCreateRegistryKey 44643 akai midimix editor application crashes on start 44647 Smart Diary Suite 4 just segfaults 44654 EDIdEv Framework EDI Runtime installer fails due to 'sfc.SfcGetNextProtectedFile' not setting last-error code 44657 Wine-3.3 no longer compiles when configured without kerberos (-- without-krb5) 44659 TeamViewer crashes on start 44668 Intel Asteroids DirectX 12 Sample requires NInput.dll 44676 Two Worlds crashes (hangs) when saving the game (anti-aliasing enabled) 44701 xinput console spam with steam 44707 Sigcheck v2.60 crashes on unimplemented function


44717 Bermuda (Steam, Indie game) crashes due to 'msscript.ocx' 'ScriptControl_put_AllowUI' being a stub 44736 incorrect module loading order 44749 Sentinel HASP 'hardlock.sys' kernel driver expects ntdll.RtlCheckRegistryKey to return STATUS_SUCCESS on empty path submitted by /u/catulirdit
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Friday Livestream with Samsai at 6 PM UTC!

Gaming on Linux - 16. März 2018 - 18:53

Tags: Livestream

Hey, it's Friday again and it's time to set up the weekly stream! So, get your snacks ready and point your browsers and whatnot to our Twitch channel for some live Linux gaming!

Livestream here: http://www.twitch.tv/gamingonlinux

This week has seen some new stuff released so how about we check out that stuff! First of all, we saw the release of Surviving Mars, a city-builder set, unsurprisingly, set on Mars. GOG provided us with some copies so we'll take it for a spin. Secondly, an open source ARPG called Flare made their first release in a while so I figured we'd have a look at it since we don't see many free and open source games on the stream typically.

Finally, as you might expect, we'll be continuing our Livestream Project which happens to be Shadow Warrior at this moment. So we'll be swinging some Wang... ehm... katana around after the random games segment!

Hopefully you will enjoy tonight's gaming menu and may you all have a wonderful weekend!

Left 4 Dead - microphone doesn't work via built-in card, but does via usb?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 16. März 2018 - 17:42

I have a weird case, on 4 separate compiuters, with systems kubunutu, kde neon, and debian. In all of the cases, if I use microphone that connects via mini-jack to computer - lef4dead doesn't "see" the sound coming in. Not in test, not in game play.

If I use microphone on usb, from a camera, or standalone - it works without a problem.

I saw some posts on the net about it from couple of years ago, but perhaps some of you know how to solve it?

The microphone I use is definitely working, as it works in all other apps.

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Quake 2 openal error in Fedora 27

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 16. März 2018 - 17:10

Can't get music to work in Yamagi in Fedora 27. I'm getting an OpenAL error that may be related:

"AL lib: (WW) alSetError: Error generated on context 0x3225a60, code 0xa002"

Anyone know what this is about?

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The developer of One Hour One Life on keeping games code & assets open and not launching on Steam

Gaming on Linux - 16. März 2018 - 16:01

Tags: Editorial, Misc

The developer of One Hour One Life [Official Site] and The Castle Doctrine [Official Site] has made two interesting posts lately, one about not launching a game on Steam and one about keeping your game code and assets open to anyone.

Firstly, yes, I am being careful with my wording here. The code and assets are open, but they're not open source. As far as I can see, they don't have actual licenses and the developer just says they're public domain. It's really great to see, but not technically open source. I have to say this, or else people (rightly so) bug me about it. Now, with that out of the way…

Firstly, there's been a large number of developers concerned about the growth on Steam. How they released their games in the past on days where nothing or only a few others were releasing. Today things are rather different, today alone there's around 20 games being released on Steam (across all operating systems).

The developer in question, Jason Rohrer, is well aware of this. He's decided so far not to release One Hour One Life on Steam. Writing in this news post, it's really quite encouraging how well he's actually done. Going by one of the charts he showed off, he's gained over $67K and the game has only been out since late February and you can only purchase it directly from his site.

One thing he also said, is that he thinks game press is essentially gone. I wouldn't say I agree with that, the fact that we're here and we do generate a lot of sales for developers (thanks to same stats I can see) shows that gaming press still has a long life left in it (we're still quite small too). However, what he's saying is partly true, a lot of "press" has shifted over to places like YouTube and Twitch (we're there too, see the links), which is also a good way for people to experience a game through videos of people genuinely trying to play it so they can see if they want to buy it, it's a very different world to the written word.

Screenshot taken today in the Linux build of One Hour One Life

He says he designed One Hour One Life specifically to fit in with how things are now, something people will keep coming back to, he calls it a "a unique-situation-generator". He's not wrong either, One Hour One Life is certainly unique as a survival game, one that can create many funny stories. It's also a very strange game, one full of terrible parenting and a civilization currently no further along than what I imagine from Neanderthals. It’s a very experimental game, one that tells you quite literally nothing from the moment you’re born into it.

Rohrer also recently took to reddit, to post about "How I made $670K over the past 8 years with 100% Open Source games" (again, see my note above though). In this post, Rohrer talked about how you can sell games, even when they are open for anyone to get in some form. What he's saying for the most part is exactly right too, people will 99% of the time pay for the convenience of just downloading a ready working build. I know I will pay for that convenience, I'm also much more likely to do so if the code is open source too.

All encouring and interesting to read, I do like his views on DRM and how you really can't stop people doing what they want, it's such a waste of time and effort in the end. What are your thoughts?

Tropico 6 has a new trailer showing off some new gameplay features

Gaming on Linux - 16. März 2018 - 15:03

Tags: Coming Soon, Steam, City Builder, Simulation

Greetings wannabe dictators, El Presidente is back with another new trailer of Tropico 6 [Steam] to show off some new features.

I have to say, it certainly looks good, but it's still not showing enough of what the actual gameplay will look like. Even so, from the short slices we've seen it looks like it might have quite a bit more depth than Tropico 5.

Tropico 6 will feature:

  • Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series. Manage multiple islands at the same time and adapt to various new challenges.
  • Send your agents on raids to foreign lands to steal world wonders and monuments, to add them to your collection. 
  • Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses and aerial cable cars. Tropico 6 offers completely new transportation and infrastructure possibilities.
  • Customize the looks of your palace at will and choose from various extras.
  • Tropico 6 features a revised research system focusing on the political aspects of being the world’s greatest dictator. 
  • Election speeches are back! Address the people and make promises that you can’t possibly keep.

It's still confirmed to be releasing on Linux, but there's no date for any platform yet other than this year. This time around, Limbic Entertainment are developing it instead of Haemimont Games (who just put out Surviving Mars).

More when we have it.

How big is the FPS Loss switching from Windows to KDE Neon for gaming?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 16. März 2018 - 15:00

Hello, so I recently looked into switching to Linux. It just feels so much smoother and looks so much better to me that I would just download it onto my main PC and start using it. I have looked into running games with wine, but I am still not sure if I am going to lose a big chunk of my FPS in games like that. 10-20% would be ideal for me, though I would consider switching even if it is 30%.

I know that games that will run natively on linux, would run better, though I am specifically asking for games run with Wine.

Thank you for reading all this, and thank you in advance for replying.

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