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Latest Comments by Liam Dawe
Steam Deck Beta and SteamOS Preview fix up some annoying issues
8 December 2023 at 11:41 am UTC

Quoting: scaine3.5.10 slightly broke my Steam Deck. After applying the update and doing the reboot, it sat at the "logging in" logo, spinning endlessly. I thought the damn thing was bricked, until I angrily pressed the Steam button and got the Steam "menu" popping up from the left-hand side. From there I only had "Login", "Settings", and "Power" options. Choosing "Login" did nothing, but "Settings" let me exit the Preview version and get my Steam Deck up and running again (after another reboot).

I'll give it another shot at upgrading over the weekend, but in a year of owning the device and participating in either beta or preview releases, this is the first time I've ever had an issue!
I did hear a few had issues, but I updated my OLED just now to no issues :)

SEGA tease new Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage and Crazy Taxi
8 December 2023 at 11:24 am UTC

Quoting: CatKiller
QuoteNaturally, thanks to Valve's Steam Play Proton, it's likely all of them will be playable on Linux / Steam Deck on or shortly after release in some form.

Given that a lot of Sega's PC games have been released for Linux already it's not out of the question that they'll work on Linux/Deck without Proton.
I guess we have a different definition of "a lot". Going by their publisher page, it's pretty rare actually. The last was Two Point Campus, 2022. Before that were Total War games from Feral, which they no longer do for Linux, and before that Two Point Hospital in 2018.

The majority of their Linux titles were either Feral, or all those retro emulated games in the SEGA collection. I really don't see any of these titles having Native Linux support.

Dig Dig Boom is a charming looking turn-based puzzle mining roguelike
7 December 2023 at 6:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: PenglingOoh, VERY interesting - looks like a mash-up of Mr. Driller, Boulder Dash, Spelunky, and the standard cross-pattern bombs from Bomberman. Wishlisted, because this looks like exactly my sort of thing. Thanks for the heads-up!
Yeah I got a bit of an Emerald Mine vibe from seeing it.

Feral GameMode v1.8 out now with CPU core pinning and parking
7 December 2023 at 1:37 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: sonic2kkShould be noted that this not only comes pre-installed on SteamOS but that it powers a lot of the Steam Deck's Game Mode performance behind-the-scenes!
You're probably thinking of Gamescope.

Vampire Survivors - Adventures Update out now, plus Among Us collab DLC coming
6 December 2023 at 6:37 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: PenglingOh I'm in.

Love the style of the trailer, too - I wonder if that's the direction they'll take with the Vampire Survivors TV-show?
Yeah that trailer got me real hyped for the DLC!

ControllerImage provides easy on-screen prompts for game developers
4 December 2023 at 6:12 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: fenglengshunHuh, would have expected this content to be on Phoronix, but gamedev news is nice.
I've regularly covered Game Dev news for years now, there's even a dedicated tag for it :)

Hell Let Loose now works on Linux / Steam Deck
27 November 2023 at 2:29 pm UTC

Quoting: rezzafrifrom Steamdb the .so file added 2 years ago
Just having the file doesn't mean it's actually enabled and working though, clearly.

PipeWire 1.0 is out now for modern Audio and Video on Linux
27 November 2023 at 12:59 pm UTC Likes: 19

Quoting: BlackBloodRumI'm using uBlock Origin (sorry!), and all those buttons are still fully visible and functional.
No need to be sorry, I advise everyone to use blockers, although there's actually no need for them on here :). The one single "advert" we have is a direct sponsorship from Thunderbird and like that's basically our only real third-party thing but even that is a plain image link directly hosted. Block away!

PipeWire 1.0 is out now for modern Audio and Video on Linux
27 November 2023 at 12:37 pm UTC Likes: 7

Quoting: Minux(By the way Liam, can't like this article, is the feature disabled?)
No, it's probably browser plugins blocking it. We have this come up now and then, because a whole bunch of privacy / adblockers seems to wipe away anything "like" related, I think it mostly comes from people believing it's tied to social networks and stuff but all our stuff is 100% built-in.