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Cyberpunk 2077 is playable on Linux right now, but it's not the best

 

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Cyberpunk 2077 is playable on Linux right now, and while it might not be perfect... it's the most cyber punk way to play it.Cyberpunk 2077 is tough enough as it is to run, with my Core i9-9900K + GeForce RTX 3090 system at 4K with ray tracing maxed and DLSS on 'Performance' sitting at around 50-60FPS.

 

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It's not perfect and some can't even get it to play, but Valve's Proton software allows Cyberpunk 2077 right now -- but for AMD Radeon gamers only. But there are people saying that with the GeForce 455 drivers, Cyberpunk 2077 works on Proton.

 

At least that is better than the PlayStation experience.

 

Cyberpunk 2077: Sony pulls game from PlayStation store after complaints


 

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It is exceptionally rare for a PlayStation game to be removed from sale after it has been approved for release, and such a high-profile game has never been withdrawn before.

The dystopian-themed, Blade Runner-inspired game had racked up more than 8m pre-orders on PC and consoles before its release last week. But players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have purchased a far inferior version, plagued by technical bugs and performance issues that interrupt play and have left some players feeling nauseous.

 

 

With sales of 8 million or more you would have thought that the game’s Warsaw-based creators at CD Projekt RED would have been able to afford a PlayStation and XBox to test the game out on.

 

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Found this site which has a list of games with a short write up on how they play on a linux pc. The list must be updated as they have a listing for Borderland 3 which is a pretty new game.

 

I found this FREE gem which you americans might find interesting.

 

Chex Quest
 

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Remember the old Chex Quest game in 1996 by Digital Café as a Chex cereal promotion? I don't, but I remember reading about it. This was an attempt to create a non-violent first person shooter for kids age 6-9 where you can shoot slimy aliens who are trying to take your Chex cereal away.

Team Chex Quest HD have re-created the original game in a modern game engine and its totally free!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/804270/Chex_Quest_HD/

 

 

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1 hour ago, abarbarian said:

The list must be updated as they have a listing for Borderland 3 which is a pretty new game.

 

 

The Borderland series is great and most of the versions have been native to Linux or very easy to get running on Linux. I have Borderlands 1, 2, The Pre-Sequel and part 3.

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5 hours ago, securitybreach said:

 

The Borderland series is great and most of the versions have been native to Linux or very easy to get running on Linux. I have Borderlands 1, 2, The Pre-Sequel and part 3.

 

Yup have all those. Was quietly enjoying Borderlands 3 when  Steam update borked the whole game and I lost all my progress. I can drum up the enthusiasm to reinstall and play through again at the moment. I might give it a go next winter. Shame as I was doing really well and having fun. 😭

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6 hours ago, abarbarian said:

 

Yup have all those. Was quietly enjoying Borderlands 3 when  Steam update borked the whole game and I lost all my progress. I can drum up the enthusiasm to reinstall and play through again at the moment. I might give it a go next winter. Shame as I was doing really well and having fun. 😭

 

 

You must of not enabled cloud saves.

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On 1/8/2021 at 5:41 AM, securitybreach said:

 

 

You must of not enabled cloud saves.

 

Yup had them enabled but they did not work for some strange reason. An my backup routine did not have the steam game folders as it was made several days before I started to play the game. 😭

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8 hours ago, abarbarian said:

 

Yup had them enabled but they did not work for some strange reason. An my backup routine did not have the steam game folders as it was made several days before I started to play the game. 😭

 

That is pretty odd. I did have to reinstall a game once because it did not pick up my saves. Also, make sure that it is pointing to the correct data folder (I put mine on another drive).

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14 hours ago, securitybreach said:

 

That is pretty odd. I did have to reinstall a game once because it did not pick up my saves. Also, make sure that it is pointing to the correct data folder (I put mine on another drive).

 

I had been having some wierdness with steam lately. I had three steam game folders on three different drives, has been that way for a long time. Then there was a steam up date and after that I had to keep on telling steam where two of the folders were every time I started steam. Most annoying as the current game I was playing was on one of the two folders.

That is the least of my worries as I have only just managed to get a stable Arch running on that new nvme drive I bought. All in all that has taken me almost two weeks of farting around. :rolleyes:

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Alice: Madness Returns

 

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With her mind in tatters, she is unable to resolve the fear prompted by her strange memories, dreams, and visions. Perhaps she’ll do better in Wonderland. She always has. She travels there, seeking what the “real” world can’t provide: security, knowledge, and the truth about the past. But in her absence, Wonderland too has suffered. Something has gone horribly wrong, and now a great evil is descending upon what once was her beautiful refuge. Can Alice save Wonderland—and herself—from the madness that consumes them both?

 

You will not find this on Steam.

 

What happened to Alice: Madness Returns?

 

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It was removed because of the DRM was causing issues, to the point people couldn't even play their game anymore. EA isn't bothering to fix it for those people to get them a working product.

You can buy it from EA Origin though, which is where the DRM is tied to.

it has been gone from Steam for some years though.
 

 

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However there is one copy for sale,

 

Alice: Madness Returns (PC DVD)

 

but it is much cheaper on the Origin site.

 

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Here kitty kitty, what a luverly pussy cat. 😋

 

I am running a Arch os with all the latest updates.I have the Steam version of this which I bought it when it was available on Steam. I just reinstalled it and used Proton 6.35 and it runs very well indeed with no glitches as far as I can see. You get a window telling you to log into your EA/Origin account and this works well too, in fact you can copy and paste from a password manager unlike Battlefield V.
This is a great game and loads of fun imho, well worth playing.

 

I would guess but this is only a guess that the latest Origin offering should work ok. Or you could get the DVD version and run it from a dvd or an .iso emulator on your pc.

 

Any ways it is a great game and well worth the effort. 🤩

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Cool. I finished the first one many years ago, American McGee's Alice. I remember it being a fun game with a cool take on Alice in Wonderland but that was like 20 years ago.

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American McGee's Alice

 

"American McGee's Alice is a third-person action-adventure developed by Rogue Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts in 2000.

This entry is named after its renowned director and designer, American James McGee, who also worked on the Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, Hexen, and Quake sagas. Also, he was in charge of directing the highly successful sequel Alice: Madness Returns and is currently working on the third part called Alice: Asylum.

The game is based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, novels written by Lewis Caroll in 1865 and 1871. Unlike the lighthearted tone of the source texts, this version has a much darker setting. Shortly after the original story, Alice is the sole survivor of a mysterious fire that takes her family and home, making her an orphan.

The excellent soundtrack was directed by Chris Vrenna, winner of a Grammy award with the band Nine Inch Nails, led by Trent Reznor. The sounds were generally composed of toys and voices of women and children. Altered by a great editing process, the title achieved macabre and uncanny music that accompanies the player during the adventure.

The game received positive reviews by critics and high acceptance by the fans. The main points to highlight were its audiovisual resources, which present an innovative and distorted aesthetics concerning the original source.

After being only known as a good title at the time of its release, today, it is considered a cult game. Not only is it a fun, challenging adventure, but it is also a work of art that gave rise to Alice: Madness Returns, a sequel that also achieved a resounding success."

 

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Super dooper game and it runs very well indeed on my Arch linux pc. I am running it through Lutris using the Wine runner, simple to set up with no extra hoops to jump through. The downloads are for the windows version and I have no idea if they work as well on a windows pc, so do not ask.

Here is a link to the game on my mega cloud storage that also includes three extra .pdf files

, a guide, a manual and a READ ME.

 

https://mega.nz/folder/jp9BSAra#-4Y1u4-aU1P6MRD4EsCNPg

 

Thanks to securitybreach and others enthusiasm I was tempted to give the game a try out. 🤩

 

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Playing all below on my Arch pc. All the Steam native Windows games are run with Proton with the "" gamemoderun %command% "". You have to install gamemode of course.

American Mgee's Alice -- Fab game runs with no problems - using Lutris.

Alice Madness Returns -- Another fab game , runs well through Steam - this is the old Steam version they sold -- it crashes occasionally after about half an hours play and locks up the pc -- Ctrl, Alt, F2 into another tty and use htop to close Steam to solve the problem, bit of a pain but well worth the trouble.

Call of Juarez Bound in Blood -- Entertaining game - old school style - runs very well - no problems -- Steam.

Call of Juarez -- Same as above.

Black Mesa -- Neat game - great graphics - runs well no problems - stuck trying to fire a rocket launcher just can not work it out - Steam.

Metro Last Light Redux -- Awesome game - superb graphics - smooth game play - stuck trying to kill a big hairy monster - Steam.

Remember Me -- Decent game - different controls and quirky game play - stuck in an arena with a big boss - Steam.

Bulletstorm Full Clip -- Fast paced shooter -- great graphics - smooth game play - sound drops in and out -- plays well then crashes -- very frustrating as when it runs it is very good - Steam.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 -- Decent sniper game - good graphics and smooth game play -- Steam.

Tomb Raider - Excellent game - love the story line -- good graphics and runs well -- stuck trying to climb a burning building - Steam.

Deus EX Human Revolution Directors Cut -- Old style with excellent graphics - runs very well - Ctrl, Alt, F2 into another tty and use htop to close Steam to solve the problem,well worth it though - Steam.

Battlefield V -- Awesome graphics - smooth game play - running through Lutris with their version of Origin - Only tried the snowy Norway section so far - crashes occasionally but not too often - bargain for £4.19.

I like to game depending on my mood so have different games running all the time. Anyways you can play some great games on a linux rig. I bought all the games above in sales so they were very cheap, my os cost me nothing so for just a few extra quids and the cost of a pc set up you can have some excellent fun wasting time. You may have to spend a small amount of time researching how to set up a game and download some extra libriaries and programs to your operating system but it well worth the effort.

 

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1 hour ago, abarbarian said:

Playing all below on my Arch pc. All the Steam native Windows games are run with Proton with the "" gamemoderun %command% "". You have to install gamemode of course.

 

Wait..I have lots of windows only games  that I play via steam+proton but have never heard of or ran a command called gamemoderun????

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Wait..I have lots of windows only games  that I play via steam+proton but have never heard of or ran a command called gamemoderun????

 

Shame on you, thought you were a seasoned Arch user and gamer. 😜

 

Try reading the Wiki

 

https://github.com/FeralInteractive/gamemode

 

If you install gamemode you might find this useful aswell,

 

https://archlinux.org/packages/multilib/x86_64/lib32-gamemode/

 

I always have a peek at the Proton site if I am thinking of buying a Windows game. I have even posted a couple of contributions to the Proton date abase.

 

 

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Chinese state media describes gaming as 'spiritual opium' that stunts education and destroys families
 

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In 2020, China required gamers to use their real names, and required games platform operators to match those real names with IDs used to log in to their services.

 

China also operates gaming curfews, and local giant Tencent recently added facial recognition to its services to enforce those time limits for minors.

 

Tencent will now permit just one hour of play each day, and two hours on holidays. The company will also clamp down on adults sharing accounts with kids, and use its R&D muscle to find ways to ensure kids don't play too much.

 

 

Dell won't ship energy-hungry PCs to California and five other US states due to power regulations


 

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Dell is no longer shipping energy-hungry gaming PCs to certain states in America because they demand more energy than local standards allow.

Customers seeking to purchase, for example, an Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Gaming Desktop from Dell's website and have it shipped to California are now presented with a message that tells buyers they're out of luck.

"This product cannot be shipped to the states of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont or Washington due to power consumption regulations adopted by those states," the website says. "Any orders placed that are bound for those states will be canceled."

 

 

 

Phew !!!! glad I live in the UK 😎

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Open source Linux GPU drivers Mesa 21.2 released

This is a first release so it is better to wait for the second point release as that will be fully stable.

 

I am posting as I am blown away by how much work has been done by so many people for just this one small part of linux gaming.

 

Check it out here

 

Mesa 21.2.0 Release Notes / 2021-08-04

 

Also updated is Lutris

 

Lutris game manager 0.5.9-beta1 is out adding Epic Games Store support

 

An for those folk lucky enough to own a Index this might be a good addition to it,

 

A fan for the Valve Index? Consider it an essential upgrade purchase

 

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It's Summer here in the UK, it's bloody hot and that has meant that playing VR has turned into a very sweaty experience.

There will be jokes of course from plenty of people about the UK, because of course many countries are hotter and a lot of them have that heat all of the time. However, the UK and houses / offices here really aren't built for it. Pretty much anything other than a little rain and cloud or a tiny bit of sun and we're just not prepared.

 

 

I keep drooling over the Index but am waiting for them to release version two with wireless. I may have along wait. 🤪

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weather has been awful this weekend so no gardening or brick laying for me. I'll have to come back as a ghost at this rate to finish up all the tasks I have on this house and garden.

So I took to gaming due to yet another sale on Steam.

 

Well I was playing Ion Fury which I bought for less than £4. Was really enjoying it but was missing quite a few secret stashes and weapons. So I started from the beginning and still enjoyed playing.
That is until jumping stopped working for me. I could jump but not far enough. An yes I did try lots of times, seems that there is a fault in the game from what I read reading around the net. I won't be trying for a third run.
Shame really as it looked like it might get even more fun as the game progressed.

'80s Popcorn Love: An Ion Fury Review

I did play for nearly ten hours so thats not bad for just £4. The game does not glitch for everyone as there are loads of video gameplays on YT. Might be worth a try. :cool:

 

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I've been playing Inside:

 

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Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. INSIDE is a dark, narrative-driven platformer combining intense action with challenging puzzles. It has been critically acclaimed for its moody art style, ambient soundtrack and unsettling atmosphere.
 
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Very cool game and it's on sale  for $4.99 on steam. It's windows only but the game plays perfectly on linux via steam proton, like most games nowadays:
 
 
 
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On 6/28/2022 at 1:11 AM, securitybreach said:

I've been playing Inside:

 

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Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. INSIDE is a dark, narrative-driven platformer combining intense action with challenging puzzles. It has been critically acclaimed for its moody art style, ambient soundtrack and unsettling atmosphere.
 
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Very cool game and it's on sale  for $4.99 on steam. It's windows only but the game plays perfectly on linux via steam proton, like most games nowadays:
 
 
 

 

Looks interesting. I can hardly see what is going on though and would end up with super eye strain after a few minutes. 🤔

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4 hours ago, abarbarian said:

 

Looks interesting. I can hardly see what is going on though and would end up with super eye strain after a few minutes. 🤔

 

It's made to play in the dark. Has a very dark, Orwellian feel to the game.

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Excellent article on this neat project, full of good information.

 

MiSTer 101: A classic gaming device to rule them all

 

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If you care about accurately playing the games from your youth, exactly how you remember them, look no further

 

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MiSTer is an open-source project designed to recreate the functionality of classic PCs, arcade games, and consoles as accurately as possible. To do this, MiSTers use FPGA (field-programmable gate array) technology. While most processors have a fixed architecture, FPGAs are designed to be reconfigured to clone whatever old gaming hardware they’re programmed to. If you’re familiar with Analogue’s Super NT and Mega SG clone consoles (which are designed to play 16-bit Nintendo and Sega games accurately) , then you’ve got the idea.

 

Another decent article containing a whole load of very usefully information.

 

MiSTer FPGA Hardware

 

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The MiSTer is an open-source project that emulates consoles, computers and arcade boards via FPGA.  Setup and use has gotten really simple and I created a quick video to get you started, with links and more instructions below:

 

MiSTer home site and shop

 

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About

Mid 30's electrical engineer who grew up loving video games. Fast forward 20 years and I found myself modding consoles in my free time. MiSTer came into my life in September 2018 thanks to SmokeMonster's promotion. It was too tempting not to dive in head first. I ordered 10 SDRAM PCBs, 10 IO Board PCBs, and 10 USB Hub PCBs from PCBWay. I kept one for myself, and sold the rest. The demand was so extreme that I doubled down, then doubled down again, and again, and again.

4000 orders later, I find myself writing this about me post, wondering how I got myself into this, and where I would be without MiSTer.

Thanks for taking time to click on this page and read about my life. Because I'm a person who has feelings, dang it. 

 

Welcome to the MiSTer wiki!

 

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Linux?

MiSTer uses Linux for house-keeping duties such as loading data from the SD card. You might expect such a system to take considerable time to boot, but this isn't the case. The version used by MiSTer has been optimized to only take a couple of seconds to boot. Most monitors and TV require a longer time to lock on the video signal and start to display, so the result is that the MiSTer has an "instant-on" feel, like original hardware back in the day.

 

A super project. 🤩

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