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GOG version of Fallout Game of the Year edition crashes every time I try to start a new game.

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 1 Stunde 17 Minuten

I recently brought Fallout Game of the Year edition from GOG recently. Install it through Playonlinux,and I will get as far as the title screen,and try to start a new game,and it crashes. My specs are Ubuntu 16 OS,64-bit,8GB of RAM,Intel Core 2 Duo CPU,and an Intel Integrated Graphic card. Thanks.

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The Way of Life: DEFINITIVE EDITION is now available on Linux

Gaming on Linux - 19. Juni 2018 - 21:23

Tags: Steam, Indie Game

The Way of Life: DEFINITIVE EDITION officially arrived on Linux yesterday. A story-based game that aims to tackle some serious themes. A game that's supposed to make you think a little, sometimes we do need to slow down a bit.

Doesn't have many review on Steam and the few critic reviews out there gave it a pretty mixed reception. Not one I've played myself, so here's how they describe it:

 

The Way of Life DEFINITIVE EDITION will make players live several life experiences from the point of view of three characters of different ages: an adult, an old man and a child.

The game’s strength is that every experience has a different gameplay mechanic, one that makes the player really feel the character's limits, feelings and fears in every situation. The only thing the three characters have in common is the first person view, which fully immerses the player in every character’s life.

The Way of Life DEFINITIVE EDITION tells stories about several serious themes: from euthanasia to the death penalty, from war to love, from bullying to discrimination. Every one of them is tied to the other by the game’s main themes: personal growth and the different ways of perceiving reality.

You can find it on Steam. Also see the free version for a brief tester.

Game store itch is having a big summer sale

Gaming on Linux - 19. Juni 2018 - 20:40

Tags: Itch.io, Game Sale

For those who want to show their support for the smaller game store itch.io, now might be a good time as they're doing their own summer sale.

You can find everything for Linux on sale at this link, however I do have a few choice indie game picks for you:

Remember, they also have an open source client to keep your stuff all nicely up to date too.

If you find something nice, be sure to share it in the comments. There's quite a lot of decent stuff on itch, but they can be hard to find.

Darkest Dungeon: The Color Of Madness DLC is now out

Gaming on Linux - 19. Juni 2018 - 20:20

Tags: DLC, Humble Store, Steam, Roguelike

Darkest Dungeon: The Color Of Madness DLC brings quite a bit of new content to the gothic roguelike and it's now officially out.

One of those games that drives me mad. On the one hand I love it, the style of it is really quite amazing and the gameplay is engrossing. On the other hand, the gameplay is also infuriating at times too. For those who do love the game, this is probably a no-brainer to grab. Anyway, launch trailer is below…

Here's what it features:

  • New region: The Farmstead!
  • Endless Quest: Survive as long as you can while getting lost in time and space, confronted by unending waves of enemies new and old, pushing ever closer to the crash site of the Comet.
  • Twisted new trinkets, available for purchase from the Jeweler. Put your gold away—he trades only in Comet Shards!
  • All-New Enemy Faction: The Miller and his loyal workmen have become eerie husks of their former selves.
  • 3 new bosses - The Miller, The Thing From the Stars, and the Comet itself!
  • New Curios help keep your party in fighting shape as you face the endless hordes!
  • Expand your Hamlet with 4 new District buildings and reap their benefits.
  • New Quirks, with unique and powerful effects!
  • Our biggest soundtrack addition yet from Stuart Chatwood

In addition, the main game also got a massive patch as well. This includes the Musketeer class, that was previously a Kickstarter exclusive that's now available to everyone as a free DLC. Full patch notes here, be warned it's a massive document of changes.

You can grab the DLC from Humble Store and Steam, GOG doesn't have it just yet.

Steam games not launching

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 19. Juni 2018 - 20:10

I am having problems with Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Hitman. When I run steam from the terminal, I get that the game's crash reporter started, but it doesn't even produce a crash log. The respective crash directories for the two games are empty.

System:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Linux kernel 4.17.2
  • Mesa from Padoka stable PPA
    • AMDVLK is also installed
  • Ryzen 7 2700X
  • ASUS Strix R9 Fury
  • G.Skill Ripjaws V 3333MHz CL16
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Fps drop on heroes of the storm

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 19. Juni 2018 - 19:43

Hello, I've recently changed from Windows to Manjaro KDE, and my fps rate used to be 50-60 in windows, and now is 15-20 in Manjaro. I've read that it's because of Direct X9 and by playing the game through Wine. Is there any alternative such as using OpenGL in order for the game to run with more fps?

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Best distro for AMD graphics.

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 19. Juni 2018 - 17:51

I'm currently running an 1060 6GB on openSUSE Leap 15. My friend wants to swap his Vega64 for my 1060. What's the install stack that's gonna give me the least problems?

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Can the Switch Pro Controller be used in wired mode?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 19. Juni 2018 - 16:38

I know it's possible to use it in Bluetooth Mode on both Windows and Linux PCs and the Raspi, and a Friend told me it works wired on Steam, but can anyone confirm that it can be used in wired more on Linux for any software be is game or emulator( and/or if it works wired on the Raspi too)?

Maybe it's my room, but i always get tons of lag in my room so i prefer wired and i do like Nintendo controllers, but as pricey as they are i wanted to make sure first and i found no resource on these specific questions.

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Anyone played Dungeon Kingdom: Sign of the Moon on linux?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 19. Juni 2018 - 16:29

Really enjoyed Legend of Grimrock and looking for my next fix (pretty bummed out that LoG2 doesn't seem like its coming to linux any time soon if at all)

This game is early access which I'm not to keen on but it looks beautiful. I was wondering if it runs like garbage on linux and if anyone had given it a shot.

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Vehicle battle game 'Robocraft' is now completely lootbox-free

Gaming on Linux - 19. Juni 2018 - 14:00

Tags: Steam, Free Game, Action

I'm a big fan of Robocraft, a free game where you build your own vehicle and battle with it. Now even more so, since they've removed the last traces of lootboxes.

Instead, you now earn "Robits" for each battle and the amount you earn depends on how you did. This in-game currency can be used for forging together new parts or buying entire robot designs from the factory. On top of that, you also have daily quests to help you earn even more:

It also adds in a new tech tree progression system. You earn points for levelling up, which you then use to unlock specific blocks. Here's mine for example:

They have a premium account to earn XP faster and give you more colours to paint onto your vehicles, as well as cosmetic credits you can buy for other special blocks. For such a game, it's a pretty reasonable business model, especially considering you can pay for a lifetime premium account.

I imagine this is going to bring back a number of people who previously left the game, when they went a bit over the top with the dumbing-down of it with the heavy use of crates/lootboxes.

See the full update notes here. Play for free on Steam, well worth giving it a go. Both myself and my son really enjoy it and now we're going to enjoy it even more since it doesn't thrust boxes in our face. A surprisingly addictive game, I must admit. Constantly tinkering and eventually completely re-building to see if I can make something awesome.

A Bunch of Hacks are making Epicinium: a Linux-native multiplayer strategy game with environmental mechanics, currently in open beta

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 19. Juni 2018 - 13:45

Hi folks! A friend and I are A Bunch of Hacks, two indie dev hopefuls who are developing a strategy game on Linux.

I just wanted to share with you the game we're currently working on; it's a multiplayer strategy game called Epicinium where your impact on the environment matters. Collateral damage can take down buildings as you fight over control of a city, tanks destroy trees as they drive towards your opponent, industry dries out the surrounding area, preventing crops from growing. At the end of the game, whoever's victorious gets scored based on the number of grassy tiles left on the map.

We've written the game in C++ using SDL2. It's currently in open beta, so if you'd like to give it a try you can get it from our itch.io page.

We'd love to hear your feedback on the game itself. We're also interested in whether it runs properly on the various distros.

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The hilarious action-RPG Super Cane Magic ZERO had a huge update, final release is nearing

Gaming on Linux - 19. Juni 2018 - 13:11

Tags: Action, RPG, Humble Store, Steam, Indie Game

Super Cane Magic ZERO is a comedy action-RPG that I'm really quite fond of and the developer recently pushed out a major update. They're getting close to the final release now, which is quite exciting.

This latest update, will now allow you to play through the full campaign! They say it should last around ten hours, which will increase if you do optional stuff and find secrets. They've done some optimization, so it runs better than ever too. Not that performance was bad before, it ran pretty damn well, but being even smoother is nice.

Rebuilding the village is no longer a massive grind, with the drop rate of the required resource increased by 40%. They also made the character perk descriptions actually describe what they do, so it's a lot clearer to understand. There's also new items to find and eat, the mini-map is also a lot clearer and will highlight points of interesting and…the list of improvements goes on.

It's slightly older now, but the below trailer still gives a good idea of the gameplay:

See their update notes here.

It's good fun when you're by yourself and completely bonkers when played in local co-op. Myself and Sin actually did some co-op of it on a livestream a while ago, we really enjoyed it despite a couple bugs. Some of the loot you can get is really quite hilarious. How could you not love a game with items like this:

And yes, my sword is a hot pepper and I have a pencil as a backup weapon, I am the ultimate hero. 

Well worth taking a look! You can grab it on Humble Store (DRM free build + Steam key) and Steam.

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