Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC
Games I'm not 100% sure this is actually word-for-word, but alas. "In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model." I feel like a broken record by now but here we go again: keep an eye on Valve, even if you're not into games. This is the company pushing NVIDIA and AMD to improve their Linux support, with enough clout and name to actually get stuff done. Valve doesn't mess around.
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RE[7]: wine/crossover
by WereCatf on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 12:35 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: wine/crossover"
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plus many of my games have MP elements and those naturally get more updates to keep cheaters out.


Maybe that's the reason. I don't generally like multiplayer, I'm more interested in the story. I just wish there were more games that could be played through cooperatively, then I'd actually have a reason to buy multiple copies.

Wow..150 huh? And I thought I liked the Steam sales!


Yeah, I've been using Steam since 2010 or so, and I have just kind of bought everything even remotely interesting whenever there's a large sales. Then again, I never buy games when they've just launched.

And I didn't know that about accounts, but I've never had to share a PC so there ya go. Nice thing about working at a PC shop, really not hard to get my hands on plenty of parts.


I'm kind of jealous about that :/ I like recycling PC-parts; I try to scrounge up parts whenever I can, build this or that out of them and then donate the outcome to anyone who has use for it. It's a fun hobby, not to mention quite useful for the other people.

You ARE doing a full log off, not user switching?


Yes. I wouldn't say "log off" unless I meant that.

But as I said it would be tricky to do smooth, they would have to catch the Windows log off, stall it logging off long enough for IT to log off, then switch.


I just googled it. It doesn't seem hard to do, there's hundreds of examples of this.

Again not as simple as Valve doing it for you, but you should be able to cook up a simple script and have it run on log off. here is the page with the switches for Steam..

https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Command_Line_Options


Aye, I noticed there's a command-line option that could be used when the user logs in. Since I have no better solution I guess I'll use that. Thanks for the link, though, I hadn't thought of using command-line options.

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RE[8]: wine/crossover
by bassbeast on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 23:45 in reply to "RE[7]: wine/crossover"
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2007-11-11

Well its not the I LIKE MP games per se, its that when you have a couple of teen boys they naturally want a chance to play with you, so I tend to get games where we can at least play co-op or do some MP to where we can t"team up" against other players. Want some advice? You want a couple of GOOD, FUN co-op games look at Saints Row 3 and Torchlight 2. Nice thing about SR 3 is you don't all have to have the same DLC, for example the kids got the full DLC packs with all the cars and costumes, i have no desire to dress as a toilet (I swear werecat, you can be a walking crapper in that game if you want) but I can jump in with their crazy cars and tanks and have a good time helping them blast through missions or play through challenges. the only catch is naturally you can't save their DLC in your closet or garage, but other than that its all good. They often have it on sale and the DLC as well, I paid a whole $12 for mine and $3 for the tanks and Genki car, which is a hoot.."sucking up the bad guys and launching them across the world" is always funny.

And Torchlight 2 is what D3 SHOULD have been, you can play solo offline, LAN, or on the net, and you actually get REWARDED for playing co-op and MP as you each get your own loot, trading is as simple as standing near the other player/s and hitting the "trade" button, and the loot and difficulty go up the more players you have, so if you are trying for the kick ass sets and golden armor playing co-op can increase your chances since all it takes is one guy to have it. I don't know how many games I've played with complete strangers where we spent a good 30 minutes before battle just trading loot, it was like "Hey have you got any of THIS set? Sweet, I got a kick ass weapon for your character class, wanna swap?". Its really nice, it really makes you play co-op and help each other out against the enemies.

And sorry you don't have access to the parts, if there is any consolation you usually end up having to buy a part or two to finish it out. A good place for parts many don't know about is Starmicro.net, they are great for older chips, you can get 'em DIRT cheap from those guys. The only catch is its just what they have in that week, mostly new old stock but a full pulls. For awhile there I was getting Phenom X3s from those guys for $30 a pop, dirt cheap. Really nice guys, great service. And of course geeks.com is great for graphics cards, i've bought their refurbs for years with no hassle. that HD4850 gaming card? $30 2 years ago, still plays like a charm. Can't beat having a 256bit pipe on the GPU, I'll never go back to 128bit gaming.

And no problemo on the CLI, when in doubt there is usually a way to work around pretty much any problem. I bet a lot of the customers on Steam simply don't have multi-user PCs so it's just not a high priority, but as I said more than one way to skin a cat, if Valve don't give you what you need a simple script dropped in the log in folder can do the job. And as a bonus once you drop it in the log in folder, or use GPEDIT to set it as a group policy object, well you don't ever have to think about it again, you can even set it up in Task Scheduler if you have Win 7 or better as it now has a much better "at log in" task algo compared to previous Windows versions.

Anyway I hope the suggestions help, happy gaming!

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