78 posts • joined 22 Jul 2007
Re: Never gonna replace windows
Sorry but that's a terrible comparison, you wouldn't buy 520 games only to be able to play a few. The whole business model of cable tv is to inundate you with extra channels that you really don't want but must pay for in order to get the one you do want, it's almost extortion.
If numbers are what matters to you for games, then I'd say you're more of a collector than a gamer. But that's ok, to each his own, there are plenty of Linux games and plenty^2 to be released, if that isn't enough for you that's also fine, noone is going to break into your house and replace your windows machine with a linux one.
Re: Not drivers
>>I could be wrong, but I think a few of the games on SteamOS are Linux native, and quite a few more are still "for Windows" but are running under (I would assume customized) wine.
You sure are ;) Games on steam are native, other than a few very old adventure games like the Tex Murphy games, there the game is bundled with dosbox. However it's the same release for all platforms, i.e. the win version is also bundled dosbox. The Witcher 2 is using a compatibility layer called eON, which is probably setting up gog's windows-only catalogue for linux release, just a guess though. Other than that it's all native, to the best of my knowledge anyway.
Re: Never gonna replace windows
Look clearly you're not into Linux, which is fine. I'm not into cars for example, don't know a thing about them, don't care about them whatsoever either. Likewise for that same reason I don't expect someone who doesn't really care about Linux to know anything about it.
Yet whenever the topic of Linux gaming comes up on the reg there is no shortage of people disseminating as if they are the authority on the issue, when they've only substituted knowledge for an emotional decision of what the truth is. They don't care so they don't know but they have an opinion thus it must be truth. Infact a lot of people are openly hostile to the idea of gaming on Linux; You think I'm passionate about Linux, but you're wrong, I'm merely reacting defensively to the hostility.
What it usually all boils down to when you strip away all the superficial complaints is this: “You should not play games on Linux because there are more games for Windows than there are for Linux,” and while that discrepancy in quantity is absolutely a fact, it also absolutely misses the point which is; it doesn't matter one bit if there are two million games for Windows or twenty million, you're never going to play them all anyway.
So we have fewer titles, but we have an intense growth rate and a fair quality of the available titles, many of which are indeed contrary to your assertion major titles. You say gaming on PCs means Windows, but I've been gaming ever since I made the switch, and for me gaming on PCs means Linux.
The games I mentioned in the previous post are certainly not triple-a titles (apart from W3), and if you thought that's what I meant then I must have expressed myself poorly, I apologise for that, those games are merely ones that are just around the corner and games that I personally await with great eagerness to play, I used them as examples of what is currently going on, every month new games are revealed and it is a very exciting time to be a Linux gamer.
As for triple-a titles, there hasn't really been enough time to tell what's going to happen and if you hear anyone claiming otherwise, then you know they're full of it. I'll grant you that you could be correct and there won't be any Linux ports at launch of any upcoming triple-a titles, you could also very well be mistaken (I certainly hope you are).
What you should consider however is the list of engines available for Linux, some which have been finished porting this year, we have Linux games running on Unreal Engine 2 and UE 3. UE 4.1 is available now as well, and since Epic has previous experience with Linux it seems extremely likely that the new accompanying UT feature a Linux release. On the CryEngine side we have a triple-a title called “Homefront: The Revolution” which will feature same-day Linux launch. Another CryEngine game I'm really looking forward to is “Kingdom Come: Deliverance”, though I don't know if that one counts as triple-a, either way the combat system looks bloody brilliant. Unity is another very popular engine. Point is, there is so much going on -- too much to mention -- and so much available that triple-a just seems inevitable. Time will tell, not prophets of discontent.
Shoutout to S2 Games, Savage and HoN/Strife for life, more Ferraris for Maliken! Thank you guys for unwavering Linux support!
Re: Never gonna replace windows
>>and only a small fraction (and certainly no new AAA titles) get released for it.
Blah blah so much fail. There has been literally an explosion of games that are available for Linux since Steam came out. Now we're waiting for Van Helsing 1 to come out of beta, just heard Dead Island is about to come out. In September we're slated for Wasteland 2, Killing Floor 2, the new Gauntlet is coming out around there as well. Is Witcher 3 triple-a enough for you?
Why on earth would it 'replace' your windows gaming? At _most_ it would complement it, so what's the bitching about?
How about this, since the availability of titles available for Linux is just a small fraction, why don't you get off the comments and go play the remaining fraction of titles. That'll really show us Linux users!
>> Worse still IE for Linux !!!
Actually that existed for a brief period in time, it was an unfinished beta that never went anywhere.
Re: first steam, and now
The future of linux gaming is indeed bright, but not because of the companies you just listed, I very much doubt we'll ever see a linux title from blizzard or ea (even though blizzard have internal linux builds of at least wow, they'd never release anything for linux). To have epic back is wonderful though.
EDIT: Sometimes I dream that blizzard open sources starcraft1, that would be nice...
Re: If this is anything like the last major rewrite...
To be fair it wasn't khronos's fault, it was the pressure from cad people that befucked ogl3.
Re: The reason why this is published
It's not a reactionless drive though, it needs reaction to generate thrust, it's just a propellantless drive.
Wtf is Btxrs? You mean btrfs yes?
Re: Why won't they sort it out?
For two reasons,
1) because they are microsoft and they decide for you, it's what they do
2) because eventually you'll end up using it anyway, it's what you do
(perhaps not you in an individual sense, but certainly in a general sense)
Re: Looks very
Maybe the name is a pun (or homage) to X Athena Widget?
Re: Lack of options?
I believe if you buy it through greenmangaming.com and then activate in steam (as opposed to buying directly in steam) you can sell back a game that you've previously activated. Not entirely sure though, but you could look it up if you're interested =)
Re: That sounds like American politics...
Why not get a group of the students themselves to maintain the computers, there'd be some who'd thrive with a bit of added responsibility even if the chore is crap.
A completely reasonable comparison!
>>It is akin to me walking into a local government building and murdering somebody
Yes, downloading a movie is exactly like murdering people, that's not overstated at all.
Re: 2nd hand vapours?
It is a base liquid of either propylene-glycol or vegetable glycerin (also called glycerol), or a mix of these two, optional flavourings, and optional nicotine.
The liquid is hygroscopic and when you heat up the liquid and drag air through it, it sucks up the moisture in the air, the moisture is bound to the molecules and becomes visible (like fog is moisture that binds to dust particles).
One of the guys responsible for the smoking bans in USA (so very anti-smoking) Dr Michael Siegel I think it was, already debunked the myth of secondhand vapour.
That's exactly what I did, I started out with a high nicotine liquid to try it out, and found that I didn't need such a high amount at all, gradually went down in nicotine (and subsequently I found that I could actually vape more with less nicotine in it, which, I discovered is what I really enjoyed, just dragging in and blowing out huge clouds of vapour -- but if you do that with high nic you'll get a headache =P), until I was vaping zero nic.
Doing this is what made me realize something that I had never questioned before, intellectually I knew nic is just a stimulant like caffeine for example, it's supposed to make you a bit more hyper, but when I smoked ciggs it wasn't to get hyper, it was to relax, at the time I smoked I asked myself this but dismissed it and forgot about it. When I started vaping and encountered pure nic I remembered again, and that's when I learned what /other/ mind-altering crap they put in ciggs, like antidepressants. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Wtf.
But I digress, good luck on continuing your two weeks, vape on!
>> If you can't do this then you don't want it enough.
Dude that's really harsh, I once tried quitting cold turkey, I went without ciggs for 2 months and I was a nervous wreck the entire time and I had a constant yearning for a drag, and after 2 months I was back on it anyway.
Switched to vaping, and it took the compulsion away completely over time. I completely bypassed the difficulty of cold-turkey quitting. If that's not 'manly' enough for you or whatever, then maybe you need to confront your own masochism.
Worked fine for me.
Smoked for 14 1/2 years, found out about ecigs early december 2010, researched like crazy for a week, ordered my kit, got it in the mail 29th december, smoke free since then. Eventually I stopped using my ecig as well, I take it out on occasion for sentimental reasons.
Unlike the cold-turkey quitters of smoking, I have no problems with smelling cigg smoke, infact I still enjoy catching the occasional whiff (just not the cloud inside small compact area without ventilation -- but then again I couldn't stand that even when I was smoking myself).
When I switched to vaping it changed from a compulsion to hobby, in the beginning I was vaping constantly because I enjoyed the hell out of it thoroughly, I failed at blowing smoke rings with cigs, but with vaping I had so much fun with that, and they were huge rings too!
Like I mentioned, eventually I reached for it less and less. Nowadays I liken it to a bag of chips or candy, something you can have every once in a while for some enjoyment.
Re: Can I get pwned by ZeuS...
To be fair, I merely skimmed the article. The excited mentions of clicking windows, dragging windows, and resizing windows really put me off reading the entire thing.
Thank fuck for tiling/tabbed window managers, well I suppose to be correct, thank Tuomo Valkonen for coming up with it, even though he's batshit crazy. Still using ion2 bitches!
Fuckity fuck, FUCK! Fuck no, not buying anymore! This is horseshit.
X-Com is already on its way.
I'm not sure what your point is, you use rectally derived numbers to prove... what? That people shouldn't play games on Linux?
Get off the comments and start putting some time into your billion billion games, otherwise you'll never get to play them all.
I don't get it
I don't understand this whole fascination with "flavours" (and what a silly moniker to boot). Why can't you just apt-get install a couple of new window managers, and then switch between them whenever you feel like it rather than installing a whole new operating system? It just seems like an entirely ass-backwards and inefficient way of trying new window managers.
Re: Very long term
>>Microsoft's format is published and freely available.
Meh, when microsoft doesn't even follow its own spec in implementations, what worth does that have?
Re: Data Format, not Applications
>>I might be wrong in saying this,
Yes, quite wrong, Munich for one, it's certainly the most famous one.
Re: Gotta love this
Rounded corners is a patent, this is a trademark, while some lawyers would have you believe "intellectual property" encompasses both these things, they are infact handled by completely different laws, namely patent law and trademark law, they can't be equated.
Well then, good news!
A new project has started up aimed at preserving the good stuff about opera: http://otter-browser.org -- if you know any code you can contribute to it as well!
I really want to get one of these when they're finished, but don't forget the other side of the VR spectrum: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/technicalillusions/castar-the-most-versatile-ar-and-vr-system
I want to get these as well when they're out.
"Of course, Gates would never kill Ballmer. "
Thank you for clearing that up for me, I feel that was something that really needed to be said to make sure people didn't misunderstand.
I'm so glad that you censored 'Rear Echelon Mother F*ckers', because as it is now I have absolutely no clue what that word could mean, and you totally spared me from seeing it! We're so fortunate that the human brain is completely incapable of decyphering single-letter substitution!
So that's it for one of the most retro-scifi-looking satelites ever.
I think the point about viral was referring to the general population at large (or at least those with computers), who were not necessarily part of the usenet subset. Like me for example.
I thought reduction of choice was a feature among the apples. Go figure.
makes no sense
The only game missing now is portal2, here's to hoping!
Penn & Teller Bullshit episode on polygraphs, that is all.
Re: Haven't used a tape in ? years
Only available on tape? Well now we have this newfangled thing called the intertubes.
'doctor who tom baker' on piratebay, problem solved.
Beware the nanoprobes!
Tiny cube seed today, Borg Cube tomorrow!
I did it on testing, all you need to do is download the ubuntu eglibc package, unpack it somewhere (ar x foo.deb), then LD_LIBRARY_PATH its bin dir infront of the steam command.
Did the research include reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson?
If infact their desktop browser becomes webkit too which seems likely, it's not good for standards, fewer rendering options means more chance of people writing html for implementations, not standards. =(
Re: Guys? I know they're french, but...
Of course it is, but copying material verbatim elsewhere without fact-checking is The New Investigative Journalism. Can't expect journos of today to do such menial tasks anymore.
Re: Not for me
Missing space between the command and the parameter (cat <deliberate space> /pathname)
"where user are just get billed"
Tell the truth now, you just lifted this article from a spanish place and ran it through google-translate, didn't you?
I think I just heard the sound of Robert Zubrin ejaculating in his pants.
And rightfully so!
Moonstone had that.
>> he has renounced his rights to US healthcare
Really? Rights to healthcare? Are you thinking of a different country? Since healthcare is privatized anyone in the world who can afford it can get it, which most likely includes this guy.
Re: No thanks
http://prx.aps.org/multimedia/PRX/v2/i1/e011015/e011015_vid1.mov is the url
"We are _the_ Anonymous"? That's not their slogan, and while it's a tiny difference, the devil's in the details.
>Some might draw comparisons with
>the controversial Church of Scientology,
>which is recognised principally in the US
>as a religion
Who are these 'some', do they include you, Kelly Fiveash? Who on earth could possibly draw comparisons between a new religion which espouses communication and filesharing with a repressive cult whose entire existence relies on restricting and jealously guarding communication and information?