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    Phoronix: Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline

    While LGP was once the leading source for providing Linux-native games, these days there isn't much to say for them and their web-site remains offline one and a half months after trying to do a server upgrade...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTcyMDE

  • #2
    News about lack of news about an irrelevant company.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mark45 View Post
      News about lack of news about an irrelevant company.
      Sadly, they're still somewhat relevant, if only because of the games they sold with their horrible DRM, unless they release a patch to remove those, the games are going to become unplayable. I bought a few of them just for supporting the company. Ended up getting most of them on Steam anyhow, though I still have Sacred for Linux that I bought from them. I should fire it up and see if it's still working.

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      • #4
        Fortunately I don't play Sacred anymore. Fuck you DRM and fuck you LGP.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
          Fortunately I don't play Sacred anymore. Fuck you DRM and fuck you LGP.
          And for the same reason FUCK YOU STEAM.

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          • #6
            Ah, one of Phoronix' classics: "Nothing happened".

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
              And for the same reason FUCK YOU STEAM.
              No internet connection? Steam games still work just fine.
              Last edited by Kivada; 06-14-2014, 04:18 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kivada View Post
                No internet connection? Steam games still work just fine.
                Still waiting to see this miracle in action...
                If you mean after digging through steam's files and launching using the .bin, then yes, but 90% of people don't do that.

                No internet connection? GOG.com games still install & work just fine. (provided you have the installers backed up).

                Serafean

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Serafean View Post
                  Still waiting to see this miracle in action...
                  If you mean after digging through steam's files and launching using the .bin, then yes, but 90% of people don't do that.

                  No internet connection? GOG.com games still install & work just fine. (provided you have the installers backed up).

                  Serafean
                  all you get is "Connection unavailable. Do you want to start in offline?". and you can run any installed steam game (unless developers made bad choice of depending on online) from client whenever you want

                  if game depends on online, that is not steam related. same as DRM. both things are just options put to developers to their own decision.

                  as far as GOG goes, they sure have strange policy. no DRM, with preference to platforms that are major DRM pushers
                  Last edited by justmy2cents; 06-14-2014, 06:18 PM.

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                  • #10
                    This is why I'm just going to keep to Steam and GOG.

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                    • #11
                      ???

                      Originally posted by Serafean View Post
                      Still waiting to see this miracle in action...
                      If you mean after digging through steam's files and launching using the .bin, then yes, but 90% of people don't do that.

                      No internet connection? GOG.com games still install & work just fine. (provided you have the installers backed up).

                      Serafean
                      how you install a game via internet without internet? lol

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rikkinho View Post
                        how you install a game via internet without internet? lol
                        Dude, you even quoted the important part :
                        (provided you have the installers backed up).
                        Or from CD? Once upon a time there wasn't the necessity to have internet to be able to use a computer.

                        all you get is "Connection unavailable. Do you want to start in offline?".
                        Which works only if you left the client logged in. I don't have the option to automatically login enabled (remember credentials), and when I don't have connectivity, steam won't start. Just my personnal experience : 10 games virtually unplayable for 2 weeks because of an internet failure.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Serafean View Post
                          Dude, you even quoted the important part :
                          Or from CD? Once upon a time there wasn't the necessity to have internet to be able to use a computer.

                          Which works only if you left the client logged in. I don't have the option to automatically login enabled (remember credentials), and when I don't have connectivity, steam won't start. Just my personnal experience : 10 games virtually unplayable for 2 weeks because of an internet failure.


                          I just logged out and pulled the ethernet cable, heres the result of starting Steam with no connection:



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kivada View Post
                            I just logged out and pulled the ethernet cable, heres the result of starting Steam with no connection:

                            ...
                            lol, picture is worth 1000 words. the 1st one... 1000000

                            then again, maybe the games he was trying were DOTA, L4D2... where there is a real shame on valve. how can they make multiplayer only game that doesn't work without internet?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kivada View Post
                              I just logged out and pulled the ethernet cable, heres the result of starting Steam with no connection:
                              Offtopic: Your cinnamon theme... give me the name...

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