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Signed On May 9, 2009, 19:33
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News Comments > Steam for Linux Leaves Beta
18. Re: Steam for Linux Leaves Beta Feb 14, 2013, 16:05 Beelzebud
 
SirKnight wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 16:01:
Beelzebud wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 15:58:
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/nonfree-games.html

However, if you're going to use these games, you're better off using them on GNU/Linux rather than on Microsoft Windows. At least you avoid the harm to your freedom that Windows would do.

Thus, in direct practical terms, this development can do both harm and good. It might encourage GNU/Linux users to install these games, and it might encourage users of the games to replace Windows with GNU/Linux. My guess is that the direct good effect will be bigger than the direct harm.

I don't think you'll ever see him using it, or telling people to use it, but he's pretty clear that it isn't an entirely negative thing to have, and actually will do more good than bad.


Yeah he says it's better IF you're going to do it anyway, but this does not mean he thinks it's a good thing in general.

The point is that even Stallman recognizes that it's a good thing, because it will bring more people to try out Linux. He's not going to start wearing the TF2 Linux t-shirt, but it does contradict the notion that he's completely against it.
 
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News Comments > Steam for Linux Leaves Beta
12. Re: Steam for Linux Leaves Beta Feb 14, 2013, 15:58 Beelzebud
 
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/nonfree-games.html

However, if you're going to use these games, you're better off using them on GNU/Linux rather than on Microsoft Windows. At least you avoid the harm to your freedom that Windows would do.

Thus, in direct practical terms, this development can do both harm and good. It might encourage GNU/Linux users to install these games, and it might encourage users of the games to replace Windows with GNU/Linux. My guess is that the direct good effect will be bigger than the direct harm.

I don't think you'll ever see him using it, or telling people to use it, but he's pretty clear that it isn't an entirely negative thing to have, and actually will do more good than bad.
 
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News Comments > Steam for Linux Leaves Beta
8. Re: Steam for Linux Leaves Beta Feb 14, 2013, 15:31 Beelzebud
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 15:18:
I thought Linux was the choice OS of those wishing to avoid DRM, closed systems and proprietary software.

What's next for Ubuntu, the Metro interface? Oh wait...

You thought wrong. Even Richard Stallman (creator of GNU and the Free Software Foundation) has said that Steam on Linux is a good thing.

Entertainment software isn't the same as production software that you'd use to run a server farm.
 
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News Comments > Halo 2 MP Life-Support Extended
1. Re: Halo 2 MP Life-Support Extended Feb 13, 2013, 18:10 Beelzebud
 
Dedicated servers remove the need to "shut down" a PC game. Why we seem to have to learn this lesson, after having dedicated servers for nearly two decades is beyond me.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patching Errors
5. Re: Diablo III Patching Errors Feb 13, 2013, 18:07 Beelzebud
 
It's like they're not even trying anymore. My god...  
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched
59. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched Feb 13, 2013, 18:06 Beelzebud
 
A zero-day patch of that magnitude says all I need to know. They released an unfinished game. Don't get me wrong, I'm not unreasonable. Bugs crop up, and need patches. Software is complex, and hitting everyone different systems can be tricky. However this isn't some 'hotfix' pushed out to solve a problem for a hardware configuration. This reads like a daily changelog of software in development.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
30. Re: Path of Exile Patched Feb 13, 2013, 18:03 Beelzebud
 
Tom wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 17:42:
Beelzebud wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 17:26:
I've tried playing this game, but it has a nasty habit of just randomly causing my PC to reboot. No other games do this.

If you have a Sound Blaster X-Fi, this is solved by running the game with the --softwareaudio command line argument. (Note the two -'s.) The game is triggering a bug in Creative's drivers. Unfortunately the devs don't seem terribly interested in coming up with a better fix, but at least this workaround works 100% and doesn't compromise the audio quality.

Holy crap dude, you nailed it. Creative X-Fi user here. I even looked on their forums and didn't find much info. I'm going to try this the next time I'm in the mood to play it.
 
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News Comments > Valve Engineer Fired
22. Re: Valve Engineer Fired Feb 13, 2013, 17:54 Beelzebud
 
Yeah imagine that. They want people to work with others. So communistic!

It's amazing how people are. Valve releases L4D2 and people flip out accusing them of pushing titles out. They hold back on continuing HL until they have something great, and people whine because they don't release enough.

Meanwhile in past decade they've revolutionized how we buy games, have released around 10 games, and back-ported everything they've made to Mac and Linux.

Get some perspective FFS.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
27. Re: Path of Exile Patched Feb 13, 2013, 17:26 Beelzebud
 
I've tried playing this game, but it has a nasty habit of just randomly causing my PC to reboot. No other games do this.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Today
17. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Today Feb 13, 2013, 01:18 Beelzebud
 
I love this game. No joke.

It is the game that finally made me realize that MMO's were a good concept that got completely ruined by greedy publishers trying to chase the success of WoW.

I *might* play an MMO when someone comes along and puts something totally new on the table, but until then, I'm done with MMO's.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines
94. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 17:06 Beelzebud
 
I'm still laughing that someone could say a PS2 game looked better than a game that came out in 2012. PS2 couldn't even compete with a PC built in the same time frame.

I have no doubt this game is bad, but those aren't PS2 era graphics, and if you think they are it's time to set the crack pipe down, and take off the nostalgia goggles.
 
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News Comments > Obsidian on Fallout: New Vegas 2 Prospects
30. Re: Obsidian on Fallout: New Vegas 2 Prospects Feb 12, 2013, 17:01 Beelzebud
 
dj LiTh wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 16:44:
I dont care where it is as long as they dont use the NV engine or the gamebyro engine.

It's the same thing. NV used the gamebryo engine...
 
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News Comments > Linux Half-Life and Counter-Strike Released
1. Re: Linux Half-Life and Counter-Strike Released Feb 11, 2013, 22:22 Beelzebud
 
I actually did a full play through of Half Life last week when it was still flagged beta. It ran really well. Neat to see Valve fully supporting Linux even on their back library. Counter Strike Source is in beta ATM and it's running flawlessly.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Community Q&A - Patch Tomorrow
4. Re: Diablo III Community Q&A - Patch Tomorrow Feb 11, 2013, 15:02 Beelzebud
 
They aren't getting another dime from me.  
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News Comments > Legacy of Kain Returning?
5. Re: Legacy of Kain Returning? Feb 11, 2013, 13:10 Beelzebud
 
They should do another top-down RPG like the original game.
 
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News Comments > Origin for OS X
7. Re: Origin for OS X Feb 8, 2013, 13:08 Beelzebud
 
Maybe some day they'll do a Linux client, so then I can not use it on three platforms!  
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines "Bug Hunt" DLC Revealed?
43. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 7, 2013, 15:27 Beelzebud
 
This will go on my Gearbox Wait List. I waited 2 years and got Borderlands and all DLC for $7.50. That was worth it. I'm doing the same for Borderlands 2, and most likely this game. To me these types of games are fun, but nothing I'd rush out and buy, and then buy all the DLC as it came out. Nothing there is going to be worth 80-100 dollars when it's all said and done.  
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News Comments > BioWare: Mass Effect 4/ME4 References "A Disservice"
32. Re: BioWare: Mass Effect 4/ME4 References Feb 7, 2013, 15:15 Beelzebud
 
I always thought the Mass Effect universe could lead to lots of interesting stories that had nothing to do with Space Jesus. I'd prefer a totally separate game.

Frankly I think Bioware would have done better had they put their MMO resources in a Mass Effect MMO rather than the ill-fated SWTOR.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion
28. Re: Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion Feb 3, 2013, 14:46 Beelzebud
 
Jones wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 14:41:
The fact that this has even come up at all shows how lost we are as a society.

A bit melodramatic, don't you think? What I think it shows is how a slow news day can make sites mine twitter feeds for "controversy".

This is 2 people on twitter, not some movement.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion
26. Re: Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion Feb 3, 2013, 14:34 Beelzebud
 
If this were an episode of South Park, all the main characters would be saying something like "I'm not going anywhere near this one.", and I'd be right there with them.  
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