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LinuxGameCast Weekly 256 – Forks Itself Off

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Starr Mazer: DSP returns to Steam! OpenGL multithreading comes to Mesa, ioquake3 gets a cross-platform auto-updater, and you can finally play Persona 5 on Linux. Then StarCrawlers faces the CHAIRQUISITION! All this, plus your hate mail.

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Steam News:

Xinput
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta/announcements/detail/1432558654366914066

  • Hot, steamy joystick plugging
  • “If 4 controllers are connected while Streaming and a local controller is available, if a remote controller is disconnected, the local controller will seamlessly drop into that slot when used.”
  • That’s a seriously specific use case, and the way they word it doesn’t help matters

It’s a app
http://steamcommunity.com/app/353380/discussions/0/1353742967821054749/

  • If you were wondering why the hardware was being sold off below cost.
  • Makes sense. The link itself is pretty dinky. There is comparable hardware shipping in most TVs these days anyways
  • Now all you gotta do is worry about your TV telling samsung what games you’re playing
  • I’d wager the hardware in most modern TVs is signifigantly more powerful than the Link
  • All that thing could do was decode a video stream

HL Update
http://steamcommunity.com/games/70/announcements/detail/1439314053820431619

  • It’s strange, but not that weird
  • The last Update to half life was back in 2013. A little after they finished adding linux support
  • NOW WITH VULKAN SUPPORT

DSP returns
http://steamcommunity.com/games/462100/announcements/detail/1432559129872847869

  • Glad to see it back after the Alex Mauer meltdown.
  • Wonder if they had to swap out the soundtrack.

GILF /w friends
http://steamcommunity.com/games/431240/announcements/detail/1428055053667561216

  • Aka the “I have no friends” update
  • Still have to do the force full screen thingy.
  • …wait, it was multiplayer ONLY…?

7 Day update
http://7daystodie.com/a16-early-streaming-release-notes/

  • This critter has been in “Alpha” since 2013… just saying.

Another god game
http://store.steampowered.com/app/401980/The_Universim_Demo/?ct=t(DEMO7_11_2017)

Questionable Forces:
https://steamdb.info/app/32400/depots/

  • It used the Jedi game engine so if true, expect DOSBoxen.
    • Nothing wrong with that IMO
  • The open source engine reimplementation “XL Engine” seems to be Windows only, and dead in the water…

Butchered Demo
http://www.indiedb.com/games/butcher
http://store.steampowered.com/app/474210/BUTCHER/

News:

Multi Mesa
https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/mesa-dev/2017-July/162388.html

  • Should theoretically increase performance on cpu bound games
  • Since this is.similar to GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS they’ll require you to explicitly whitelist games
  • Would be nice if they just had an environment variable you could set.

Nüvulkan (381.26.08)
https://developer.nvidia.com/vulkan-driver

  • Several new extensions and some performance improvements.
  • A couple of the new extensions have win32 suffixes

Wine Staging
https://www.wine-staging.com/news/2017-07-12-release-2.12.html

  • For those of you wondering when you’ll get TW3 on linux, this release of WINE’ll have do for you
  • This also seems to sort all the things the official release borked.

Speaking of emulation
https://rpcs3.net/blog/2017/07/13/persona-5-is-now-playable-in-rpcs3/

  • Oh man, the weeaboos are gonna be so happy!
  • The progress of this project continues to just astound me
  • The changes aren’t in mainline release, but still
  • Interesting about the threads…

AutoQ3
https://ioquake3.org/2017/07/13/auto-update-update/

  • Looks like the IOQuake guys pulled a strider and “borrowed” ickybutts’ code
  • Ickybutts wrote it for IOQuake
  • …still not live…

HTML5 Madness
http://www.jandisoft.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9_5arnNDAw&t=3s

  • Looks really good for an HTML5 game
  • “Our goal is to make the be available worldwide before the end of 2018.”
    • They also have no plans for a beta period at this time.

CHAIRQUISITION:
– Nooope

– Not sure if want

– Check it out

– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: StarCrawlers
Webzone: http://store.steampowered.com/app/318970/StarCrawlers/
Devel: Juggernaut Games
Engine: Unity
Price: $19.99

Wazzat: StarCrawlers is a modern take on a classic cRPG dungeon crawler set in a gritty spacepunk universe. Build a crew of renegade adventurers on the fringes of space, taking jobs from megacorps to hunt bounties, sabotage rivals and conduct corporate espionage.

Mandatory Disclosure: They provided keys.

Makes with the working

V-

J-

  • Even the NVME drive can’t stop the unity bluescreen of nope!

M-

  • That blue screen sure takes its time…

Total-

Shiny / Sounds

V-

J-

M-

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Control

V

  • Uuuuuuuuuuuugh this thing does the one move at a time business.
  • Yeah, everything else works but F U for doing that.

J-

  • Back in the day, the frame by frame scene increment was a limitation of the technology
  • Attempting to modernize it with FPS elements just makes it weird
  • Also, hotkeys are all over the damn place

M-

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FUN

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  • It’s turn based so yeah, dead to me out of the box.
  • Why in the holy hell can’t the baddies keep the same background they are fighting in?
  • Nothing here I have not hated on before aside from the grid-based movement in 3D.

J-

  • It’s not a bad little cyberpunk themed dungeon crawler
  • I do have a few nitpicks though. The “dungeons” are all pretty much the same. Props for giving excuses for engineers and hackers to be on the team though
  • Everything else is pretty standard RPG fare, which I enjoy
  • Also there are drunk robots. They’re aware they can’t drink, but they’re still drunk nonetheless
  • Some of the humour does fall flat, but there’s at least an attempt at some writing
  • Haven’t progressed far enough to find out what the corps will do to you if you piss them off too much
  • Since we’re not getting grimrock 2, this’ll have to do

M-

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Final –

Hate Mail:

HUD
https://linuxgamecast.com/bradley/?paIa8vV
https://manerosss.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/howto-gallium-hud/

French
https://linuxgamecast.com/bradley/?rK2Br4f

Replace
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