Rose Online

On December 9, 2012, in playable games, by Necron99

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.5.18 Steam for Linux: no
Windowed: n/a
Full-screen: yes

RUNNING THE GAME:
Rose Online launches fine and the client downloads the latest updates without issue.

Once in the game-world everything appeared to be working fine. I played for around 20 minutes without issues.

Windows Version: XP
Wine Library Overrides: gameoverlayrenderer (disabled)

Tagged with:
 

BETA: Steam for Linux

On December 7, 2012, in news, by Necron99

I just received notification I’m in on the expanded external beta for the Steam for Linux client :D

Just downloaded the .deb installer which launches the Ubuntu Software Centre and then asks to launch Steam to complete the installation.

A Steam launcher icon is added to the desktop – I ended up with 2 as I have my WINE steam icon there – so I renamed one to Steam Linux

Once launched the 111MB update download starts

Once completed the familiar add account / existing account screen pops up

Once logged in the subscriber agreement shows as usual and Steam also detected my outdated Nvidia proprietary graphics driver.

So I dutifully updated my drivers, installing the latest experimental 310 drivers for NVIDIA

 
Once done and rebooted + re-launched: Steam was up and running perfectly with tray icon, and start menu launchers at the ready Excellent!
 
 
Some of you may notice that from here I’m running the Cinnamon desktop – I’m just not a fan of Unity / Gnome…
 
So once up and running I took a look around, and pleasantly found that 23 of my games that have native Linux versions were found + were ready to be installed = no more WINE for these games :D
 
 
There is a new Linux tab in the the Steam Store.  The store is fairly well stocked with Linux games both Free (a la TF2) and paid… so I’m off now to do some downloading and will be back to post more as soon as I get a chance.
 
Of course non-native Linux games can’t be installed – so it’s the Wine installation of Steam as usual for those.
 
It would suffice to say that I’m extremely happy to see the Beta version being so complete and excited to see what’s in store for the future of Linux gaming.
 
 
 

Tribes : Ascend

On November 11, 2012, in broken games, by Necron99

STATUS: broken Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Versions: 1.5.1  
Virtual-Desktop: n/a Full-screen: n/a


The game fails to launch.

If you can help with this game PLEASE COMMENT

 

Wine + Steam : No Text Fix

On November 11, 2012, in technical stuff, by Necron99

 

Quake II

On November 11, 2012, in playable games, by Necron99

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.4  
Virtual-Desktop: yes Full-screen: yes
 

Quake II is an old game, but still a lot of fun. The game runs perfectly, without any bugs or crashes. No extra configs are needed, just install and play.

Wine Windows Version: Windows XP

WINE Library Overrides/ Winetricks Present: gameoverlayrenderer (disabled)

Problems noted: none

Not tested: Multiplayer

Submitted by: Arthur Marino

Tagged with:
 

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

On November 11, 2012, in playable games, by Necron99

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.4  
Virtual-Desktop: not tested
Full-screen: yes
 

 

Wine Windows Version: Windows XP

WINE Library Overrides/ Winetricks Present: gameoverlayrenderer (disabled)

Problems noted: none

Not tested: Multiplayer

Submitted by: Allan Pelangio

Tagged with:
 

Spiral Knights

On November 11, 2012, in playable games, by Necron99

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.4  
Virtual-Desktop: not tested
Full-screen: yes
 

Spiral Knights is a MMORPG programed by Three Rings and publised by SEGA, in the last vesion included the PvP (Player versus Player) This game is Free to Play.

Wine Windows Version: Windows XP

WINE Library Overrides/ Winetricks Present: gameoverlayrenderer (disabled)

Game configuration notes: no special configuration required, works both windowed and full-screen

Multiplayer notes: Working

Problems noted: none

Submitted by: Son Link

Tagged with:
 

Steam for Linux Beta!

On November 10, 2012, in news, by Necron99

Steam for Linux Beta testing has arrived! Fill in the survey and you just might be selected as an early beta tester for this long awaited Linux version of the Steam client!

Get some here: http://www.valvesoftware.com/linuxsurvey.php

Tagged with:
 

Torchlight II

On October 9, 2012, in playable games, by admin

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.5.14  
Virtual-Desktop: not tested
Full-screen: yes
 

Torchlight 2 is a fast paced fantasy action RPG – now with multiplayer co-op!

Wine Windows Version: Windows XP

WINE Library Overrides/ Winetricks Present: d3dx9_* (native); d3dxof (native); openal32 (native); d3d9 (native); quartz (native); dinput8 (native); gameoverlayrenderer (disabled); mscvr80/90 (native)

Game configuration notes: Disable shadows

Multiplayer notes: Working

Problems noted: shadows in act 1 are glitched

Submitted by: needs|LITHIUM

Tagged with:
 

The Tiny Bang Story

On October 2, 2012, in playable games, by admin

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.3.23  
Virtual-Desktop: yes
Full-screen: yes
 

 

Wine Windows Version: Windows XP

WINE Library Overrides/ Winetricks Present: none

Submitted by: Nicolás Delgado

Notes: I finished the game without any problems