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Riot Games talk Vanguard anti-cheat for League of Legends and why it's a no for Linux
11 April 2024 at 8:02 pm UTC Likes: 33

Lol. Let them get lost with these excuses about why their invasive anti-cheat is contradictory to the open nature of Linux. The problem is with invasive, not with Linux.

System Shock remake is getting a huge patch with big optimizations - great for Steam Deck
5 April 2024 at 4:05 pm UTC Likes: 1

Optimizing UE4 sounds impossible, but if the could improve anything - that's good.

Crypt of the NecroDancer just got a Hatsune Miku DLC
4 April 2024 at 9:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Liam DaweYes it has 64bit nowadays, at least on Steam it does, which also has the legacy 32bit version too but 64bit is the default.

Good to know, thanks! I have a GOG version I can check for updates.

Crypt of the NecroDancer just got a Hatsune Miku DLC
4 April 2024 at 8:10 pm UTC Likes: 3

Did they ever make the game 64-bit? I remember giving up on it due to it hitting "large file" bug (very common bug for low quality 32-bit releases which many old Unity games suffered from).

Basically, when building anything 32-bit you need to tell the compiler to handle 64-bit file descriptors, otherwise your program can fail on some filesystems. Search for _FILE_OFFSET_BITS - it should always be set to 64 for games these days, or better everything should be 64-bit already.

XZ tools and libraries compromised with a critical issue
31 March 2024 at 2:05 am UTC

For general purposes archiving I'm using zstd + tar now anyway.

Nova, a Rust-based Linux driver for NVIDIA GPUs announced
27 March 2024 at 1:03 am UTC Likes: 3

Though I'd say they need part 3 with mapping that theory to practical pieces with names like amdgpu + radv or nova + nvk and so on, lol. That would help those who are fuzzy on this.

Very roughly, when you see some name just try to figure out whether it refers to the kernel or userpsace component. That would help narrow down understanding what it's for.

Nova, a Rust-based Linux driver for NVIDIA GPUs announced
26 March 2024 at 3:21 pm UTC Likes: 11

Quoting: fenglengshunHm... and the NVK isn't a kernel driver? I think it's in Mesa, so does that mean it's the userspace driver? Sorry, really don't know about the details - all I've been hearing is about how NVK is supposed to be a replacement for Nouveau.

nvk is a Vulkan implementation that uses the kernel driver, so no, it's not a kernel driver itself. So it's either nvk + nouveau or nvk + nova.

3rd party KDE Plasma Global Themes and Widgets can lead to data loss
22 March 2024 at 3:38 am UTC Likes: 1

Sounds like they need to sandbox / sanitize that somehow or better audit and sanitize. That's a pretty major security hole.

Such as simply restrict access for that running code to only very specific areas that are relevant to it. So it won't be able to go on rampage on your data.

GitLab takes down Nintendo Switch emulator suyu due to the DMCA
22 March 2024 at 2:41 am UTC Likes: 3

Good trolling of Nintendo. Their one bit brain can only do "use DMCA 1201!".