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Shenmue 3 on Ubuntu

November 19, 2019


So, if you're wondering if Shenmue III runs on Linux, the answer is yes.

I see.

Installation is about as basic as it gets: fire up Lutris, pick the Epic Games Store installer, install and run that, then install and run Shenmue 3 from the launcher.

That's it. That's all. It just works.

Likely on Proton it will require the mfplat installer workaround, but hey, we've got a whole year before that's something that needs doing.

The screenshots below are all from Ubuntu 19.10 running the latest Lutris, using DXVK 1.4.4, on my ASUS gaming laptop with a GTX980M GPU.


Woven

November 15, 2019


This game is unreasonably cute.

So far it seems like a fairly simple, straightforward puzzle(ish) game, no idea if there are any platforming aspects to it but so far the gameplay seems to revolve around exploration, collection of patterns and materials for customizing Stuffie, and using abilities gained from the patterns to progress.

Runs good on Ubuntu!


That nasty Gnome-Shell bug's fixed

November 15, 2019


Check it.

Should be in the regular archives soon; in the meantime, you can install the mutter kit from proposed and get the fixes that way too.

I'm glad this one got fixed relatively fast, it wasn't just games that were affected. Firefox would hang, and take the desktop out with it. >:(


From the Duh Department: "Apple Is Trying to Kill Web Technology" - OneZero

November 10, 2019


Because of COURSE they are. Apple has never been about openness for their users - despite how heavily their OSes rely on open-source software to make them actually work - they'd obviously prefer you become dependent on an app that runs only on their GUI.

Things like web pages make it relatively easy to write multiplatform software, and everyone knows that lock-in and lock-down are the way to make the big bucks. It's not a walled garden. It's a jail.

The company has made it extremely difficult to use web-based technology on its platforms, and it hopes developers won't bother

Source: Apple Is Trying to Kill Web Technology - OneZero


Stupid Linux Steam Tricks #312

November 9, 2019


Is a native game crashing? Would you like a log file? Go into the game's properties and set its launch options to:

script -c "%command%" /home/YOURUSER/log.txt

Make sure that YOURUSER is your actual home directory (obviously), or point the log file path wherever else you want.


w00tage: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition arrives on Linux on November 5th | GamingOnLinux

October 15, 2019


It's been quite a long wait but finally, we're getting a native release for SOTR! :)

The first two Tomb Raider ports from Feral were absolutely perfect, so there's no reason that this one won't be. I'll be picking it up and playing it non-stop on 11/5 after it's been released.

Feral Interactive have finally confirmed the Linux release date for Shadow of the Tomb Raider after announcing it for Linux back in November last year.

Source: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition arrives on Linux on November 5th | GamingOnLinux


Chiaki, an open source PlayStation 4 Remote Play client is out and it works on Linux | GamingOnLinux

September 30, 2019


Finally, a working remote play client! If you don't want an appimage, the source builds just fine on bionic or disco.


Streaming is all the rage now right? How about streaming your PlayStation 4 to your Linux box using Chiaki, a new open source Remote Play client.

Source: Chiaki, an open source PlayStation 4 Remote Play client is out and it works on Linux | GamingOnLinux


OtherOS "Settlement"

September 23, 2019


"Class Members will be eligible to receive a cash payment up to $65 per valid
claim, the exact amount of which will depend on how many valid claims are submitted."

Actual result: $3.02

It's interesting how, after so many valid complaints, the government does absolutely NOTHING about enforcing any kind of truth-in-advertising laws, and as always, the shark-in-the-caviar-pool approach wins.

Truly, the best way to become rich in the US is by cheating a very large group of people out of something worth a relatively low amount.

Kind of like Kickstarter predators.

Thanks a lot, Sony.


Shenmue 3 backers will have 2 weeks to get a refund | PC Gamer

September 9, 2019


Starting in mid-September.

Source: Shenmue 3 backers will have 2 weeks to get a refund | PC Gamer

Re-posting this for any friends who might've not heard yet somehow - if you backed for PC+physical release, you'll be getting a copy of the Epic Game Store on a CD with a code to download the game.

We all know that's not a physical release, that's a cop-out - the entire purpose of a physical release is so your game retains its value after the online store even if the store it's from goes away.

My Dreamcast Mue 1 still works. My PS4 Mue3 will still work, long after PSN stops supporting the PS4. (How are those original XBox game downloads doing btw?)