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Ark: Survival Evolved is free on Steam for linux (and others) for 2 more days. I just added it to my library.

 

I previously had it in my wishlist and someone mentioned it so I looked and it was in my library ready to download.

 

As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing & starving on a mysterious island, you must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, & build shelters to survive. Use skill and cunning to kill or tame & ride the Dinosaurs & primeval creatures roaming the land, & team up with hundreds of players or play locally!

http://store.steampo...com/app/346110/

 

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I read about it last year when it was still in development. Graphics look good in the screenshot, I wonder what the gaming experience is like. Me penguin box with steam on it is in York. Perhaps I can log in from here and add it to my library.I do not have steam installed up here is why I am wondering.Sounds a fun game anyway.

 

Now that I do not need a pc in York I now have all the parts to put together a AM3/Phenom 965 BE/Radeon HD 4850 rig. I just snagged 8GB of Hyper X Fury 1866 ram for £25 in a sale. It should be able to play a load of my slightly older games that are still on my to play list. Then I can use me soon to be built Skylake for serious slaughter. :pirate: :devil:

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How to Make the Steam Controller Work Correctly on Linux

 

 

 

The problem appears to be with the Steam for Linux client, which does not properly detect the Steam Controller due to udev rules. Therefore, packagers of the Steam for Linux client need to update it in their GNU/Linux distributions with the instructions provided below.

Here's a temporary workaround

 

The following instructions, posted in the Arch Linux bug tracker, apply to the Arch Linux and Ubuntu distributions, but they should work on any other GNU/Linux operating system.

 

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Linux Gaming in 2016, an end of year review

Posted by liamdawe

 

 

Probably one of the most important bits of news for us this year, was that the Vulkan API was finished up and released. Not long after we had driver releases with Vulkan enabled for people to play with. We also had The Talos Principle and Dota 2 release their Vulkan-enabled builds quite quickly too, which was really nice to see.

 

 

 

The Mesa developers continued push for improved performance is commendable too, I’ve seen plenty of extremely happy people seeing games go from unplayable to stable framerates on Mesa in a matter of a few months.

 

 

Looking back on game ports that did actually arrive, let’s start with the obvious choice here with Feral Interactive. While we know they put out quite a number of ports, it wasn’t really clear to me just how much until looking this up.

 

Feral released Medieval II: Total War Collection, XCOM 2, Tomb Raider, F1 2015, Life is Strange (all episodes), Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising, Retribution, Mad Max, Deus Ex Mankind Divided and finally Total War: WARHAMMER.

 

Those are just the tip of the iceberg this year for Linux gaming, there’s been hundreds of others of course. With us now being at nearly 3,000 games on Steam.

 

We had a silly amount of games released this for Linux year! We had well over 1,000 games released for Linux this year. There may be a lot of shovelware, but there’s still a lot of great games that have been released for us too.

 

The list of games to come for Linux in 2017 doesn’t seem to be slowing down either. Mark my words, it’s going to be another truly massive year for us. Even if it does somehow slow down, we have so many games already filling up our library we don’t really need to worry much about finding something to play.

 

GOL do a great job of promoting linux gaming which is starting to be a realistic choice for developers and gamers. Well done and thanks.

 

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Brushing the dust off this topic to bring you retro gaming heaven with added Kodi so you can use it as a media centre as well - Recalbox Linux!

 

https://www.recalbox.com/

 

With the last open source retrogaming console

Recalbox allows you to re-play a variety of videogame consoles and platforms in your living room, with ease! RecalboxOS is free, open source and designed to let you create your very own recalbox in no time! Use Raspberry Pi, ODROID or even PC (x86)!

 

A retrogaming platform

Recalbox offers a wide selection of consoles and game systems. From the very first arcade systems to the NES, the MEGADRIVE, 32-bit platforms (such as the Playstation) and even Nintendo64.

 

Media Center

With Kodi already includeed, Recalbox also serves as a Media Center. By connecting it to your home network, you will be able to stream videos from any compatible devices (NAS, PC, External HDD, etc.).

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Some thoughts on Linux gaming in 2018, an end of year review

 

 

Now that 2018 is coming to a close, let’s go over what’s happened this year. It’s been incredibly interesting to follow, things haven’t been this lively for some time. Note: As this is a roundup of sorts, multiple links will go back to our articles talking about them.

 

Some Linux games we’re excited to see in 2019, a list to keep you going

 

Now that 2019 is here, let’s take a look at what interesting games Linux fans can expect to see across this year.

Grab a coffee, wipe away that new-year hangover from the wild party you had and take a look at just a small selection of what’s to come. We have a pretty mixed selection here, hopefully it will serve as a nice reminder for some titles perhaps you had missed being announced last year.

 

 

Top 5 ASCII Games on Linux

 

ASCII graphics have been admired by most players especially those who prefer large pixels and old-school gaming. Even with the visually impressive games such as the Rise of the Tomb Raider or Forza Horizon 3, there are some classic ASCII games still out there which are more popular. This article is for all those who either already love ASCII games or would like to try these out for a change.

 

Take to the virtual skies with FlightGear

 

 

 

If you've ever dreamed of piloting a plane, you'll love FlightGear. It's a full-featured, open source flight simulator that runs on Linux, MacOS, and Windows.

 

The FlightGear project began in 1996 due to dissatisfaction with commercial flight simulation programs, which were not scalable. Its goal was to create a sophisticated, robust, extensible, and open flight simulator framework for use in academia and pilot training or by anyone who wants to play with a flight simulation scenario.

Getting started

 

 

FlightGear's hardware requirements are fairly modest, including an accelerated 3D video card that supports OpenGL for smooth framerates.

 

It runs well on my Linux laptop with an i5 processor and only 4GB of RAM. Its documentation includes an online manual; a wiki with portals for users and developers; and extensive tutorials (such as one for its default aircraft, the Cessna 172p) to teach you how to operate it.

 

 

Enjoy folks. :breakfast:

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132 of the 250 most highly rated games on Steam support Linux, even more when counting Steam Play

 

 

As it turns out, there’s quite a lot! A lot higher than I was personally expecting it to be, it’s one of those times where I’m happily wrong. Overall, out of the 250 most highly rated titles on Steam as reviewed by users, 132 of them have official Linux support. Compared with Mac which has 156, we’re not far off there at all. Let's just remember how small the Linux gaming platform is compared to Windows, over 50% there really is impressive.

 

To put it all together then—Linux titles that are officially supported plus Steam Play titles with a “Platinum” rating together make 153 out of 250 of the most highly rated Steam games. Overall, that's a pretty decent number of highly rated games available to play on Linux.

 

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Yeah, most of the window's steam games that I have tested work beautifully. I have been playing GTA V online for the last week.

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I must get around to Steaming one of these days. I just clocked GTA V solo a couple of weeks ago, and I'm stuck in Rise Of The Tomb Raider. Can't work out how to finish one level.

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I must get around to Steaming one of these days. I just clocked GTA V solo a couple of weeks ago, and I'm stuck in Rise Of The Tomb Raider. Can't work out how to finish one level.

 

Yeah, Rise of the Tomb Raider is cool game. I have it as well.

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I built a second Linux PC just for gaming. Right now I've been playing a lot of Civ 6, but my Steam library has at least 25 Linux games ready to go.

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Humble Freebie

 

For a limited time, get a free copy of Age of Wonders III when you subscribe to the Humble Bundle newsletter.

 

Age of Wonders III is provided via Steam key for Windows, Mac, and Linux. For key redemption, a free Steam account is required.

 

Description

Age of Wonders III is the long anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy series. Delivering a unique mix of Empire Building, Role Playing and Warfare, Age of Wonders III offers the ultimate in turn-based fantasy strategy for veterans of the series and new players alike!

 

 

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System Requirements

 

 

Windows

Mac OS X

SteamOS + Linux


  • Minimum:

    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.10 with proprietary drivers
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ @2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce GTX 250 / ATi Radeon HD 4870 with 512MB or integrated Intel HD 4000 with 3GB system ram.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
      • Requires a 1024x768 screen resolution.
      • Requires an open IPv4 connection for online multiplayer.
      • A Triumph Account is required to use the game's online services. The game's single player and Hot Seat modes are fully playable using the guest account.
      • Please note that the Editor is Windows only.

      • Not running SteamOS or Ubuntu 14.10 with proprietary drivers? That doesn't mean your machine won't run the game, it just means we haven't seen it run on those distributions in the office. Visit the various AoW3 forums to learn more and share your experiences. Please post feedback on how the game runs on your system to help your fellow gamer and to help us improve our Linux build.


  • Recommended:

    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz or AMD Phenom X4 9900 @ 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 460 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
    • Additional Notes: A 1920x1080 screen resolution.

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Old school gaming brought up to date !

 

Play Ascii Patrol Game in Linux Terminal!

 

 

 

Although it is a Command Line game, Ascii Patrol looks full of color, and the objects contained in this game such as vehicles and enemy planes look detailed. In addition, the player can make his own avatar when playing, fill in the user name, and set the controller. Ascii Patrol is one of the command line games that has game music and sound effects.

 

 

There is a Snap Store offering,

 

https://snapcraft.io/ascii-patrol

 

From the home site forum link,

 

http://ascii-patrol.com/

 

https://ascii-patrol.com/forum/index.php?topic=62.0

 

it seems there are two Arch AUR offerings. The Slav Metal one is up to date.

 

The GitHub link,

 

https://github.com/msokalski/ascii-patrol

 

Accordingly to raspberrypi.org AP can be easily built and runs great on Raspberry PI!

 

There is a Debian package too.

 

 

Currently game can be built for

  • Windows (VC2010)
  • Linux & Cygwin (GCC)
  • DOS (Watcom)
  • HTML5 browsers (Emscripten)

 

 

 

Try it out in a browser

 

http://ascii-patrol.com/area51/ascii-patrol-html5.html

 

Enjoy :beer:

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10 years ago GamingOnLinux was created, what a ride it's been

 

 

 

What started as a curiosity after my first proper computer came with Linux instead of Windows, has blossomed into a love of all things Linux. I still remember booting it up for the first time, having no idea what was about to happen. Good old Mandrake 9.2, you were my first taste of what was to come. In the years following, I remember trying out all sorts of different Linux distributions from Fedora Core (as it was called back then) to SUSE and eventually Ubuntu came along which really did help me stick with Linux.

 

 

Over the time we’ve been here, we’ve been through the first Humble Indie Bundle back when they actually ported games to Linux (I did some QA for them too), Steam arrived with a bunch of games, GOG added Linux games, Steam Machines appeared and sadly died off, the Vulkan API became a thing, Wine advanced a ridiculous amount to run Windows games on Linux and DXVK came along to push it even further. Then Steam Play pulled up and was like "I hear you want more AAA games?" ensuring things stay interesting (and slightly complicated) for the foreseeable future. We also have the rise of game streaming with services like Google Stadia and Virtual Reality to come too. One thing is for certain, Linux certainly isn’t boring!

 

A fine site. A belated Happy Birthday to you blow%20out%20candles.gif

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10 years ago GamingOnLinux was created, what a ride it's been

 

 

 

What started as a curiosity after my first proper computer came with Linux instead of Windows, has blossomed into a love of all things Linux. I still remember booting it up for the first time, having no idea what was about to happen. Good old Mandrake 9.2, you were my first taste of what was to come. In the years following, I remember trying out all sorts of different Linux distributions from Fedora Core (as it was called back then) to SUSE and eventually Ubuntu came along which really did help me stick with Linux.

 

 

Over the time we’ve been here, we’ve been through the first Humble Indie Bundle back when they actually ported games to Linux (I did some QA for them too), Steam arrived with a bunch of games, GOG added Linux games, Steam Machines appeared and sadly died off, the Vulkan API became a thing, Wine advanced a ridiculous amount to run Windows games on Linux and DXVK came along to push it even further. Then Steam Play pulled up and was like "I hear you want more AAA games?" ensuring things stay interesting (and slightly complicated) for the foreseeable future. We also have the rise of game streaming with services like Google Stadia and Virtual Reality to come too. One thing is for certain, Linux certainly isn’t boring!

 

A fine site. A belated Happy Birthday to you blow%20out%20candles.gif

 

They forgot to mention last year's real important announcement from Steam. Proton allows Linux players to play 85% of all Window's game on Steam without any issues. There may be a tweak needed on some games but most play perfect out of the box. https://itsfoss.com/steam-play-proton/

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I do not know why they are referring to it as Steam Play since Proton is the name of the actual compatibility tool. They were just referring to it as Proton.

 

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I guess they are just making sure you know who they are. :whistling:

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