• @Katana314@lemmy.world
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      Unfortunately that’s one of few games I think I’d need a new GPU for - the demo did not run well.

      I’ve been making a list for games like that, and the thing is, it’s not very long, so a new GPU may not be soon.

    • @OhYeah@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      141 month ago

      If you need all the online features you can run gog galaxy through wine, however I just use heroic launcher instead. And you can add any executable to steam, if I’m not mistaken I think heroic has a setting to do it automatically

      • @Yerbouti@lemmy.ml
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        41 month ago

        Thanks. I don’t care about online feature so it doesn’t seem too complicated. I will probably grab a game to try this out and a few more and everything works without problems.

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      It’s pretty easy if you use a launcher that can manage Wine, DXVK, and the like. Lutris is good for that, and even has its own database of games with ready-made install scripts. I’m told Steam can register non-steam games and handle it, too.

      One nice thing about GOG (in addition to being DRM-free) is that you can download games with a web browser. There’s no need to install their store app, ever.

    • trevor
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      I’ve heard that the Heroic launcher is good for this. I’ll try it out on my Steamdeck and report back.

      • trevor
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        51 month ago

        Reporting back:

        I tried installing The Witcher and Psychonaut. Both worked mostly seemlessly after prompting to install Wine-GE. The main issue I’m having is with controller support, but this may just be a result of trying much older games and mixing that with trying to use Steam Input through the Heroic launcher. I suspect this can be alleviated by using the “Automatically add games to Steam” option and launching the games through Steam, rather than Heroic. Alternatively, if you’re willing to map your bindings for each game, or you are on something other than a Steamdeck and use keyboard and mouse, you should be fine.

        I recommend giving a game you already own on Gog a try and seeing how it works for you.

        • @Yerbouti@lemmy.ml
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          21 month ago

          Super useful thanks! I was actually looking at psychonauts 2. I use a Steam controller so that controller thing is getting me a bot worried. I’ll do what you say and see how that goes. Cheers!

        • @Adulated_Aspersion@lemmy.world
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          On all non-steam games added to my library, I always do a quick internet search for “+ steam deck control” to help with the layout. It’s not perfect, but I find a lot of useful info for starters.

          The cool thing about the Deck is that you can push the Steam key and update those controller settings on the fly.

    • @Adulated_Aspersion@lemmy.world
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      I play all my GOG games on the Steam Deck. It takes only a very small amount of tweaking. Additionally, I add them as “non-steam games” in the library, update the artwork and icon, and have a very clean interface.

      I play Minecraft on the Deck the same way.

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    Oooh, finally a sale on the Shadow Gambit DLC. Time to get both, I heard a lot that while Yuki is of course the “cooler” DLC since well, it’s Yuki, the other one is mechanically smarter as the new unit is overpowered but also quite different.

    On that note, cannot recommend Shadow Gambit enough. It’s the perfection of the Commandos / Shadow Tactics / Desperados formula.

  • @Sidyctism2@discuss.tchncs.de
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    Kinda off topic, but since a lot of people are talking about gaming on linux: can you get DS4Windows to run on linux? Being able to utilise the touchpad of my DS5 controller as a mouse was a game-changer for me, and i dont want to give that up if I dont have to when i do the full switch to linux

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      DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers have official drivers built-in to the linux kernel, including support for the touchpad and motion controls. You probably don’t need something like DS4Windows.

      !linux_gaming@lemmy.world

      • tuckerm
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        And if you do run into any problems, the Steam overlay should solve any compatibility problems, if you’re OK with launching your games through Steam. I end up doing that with all of my games (including the ones I didn’t buy on Steam) since I think its controller mapping UI is the best.

        • moxOP
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          Just to clarify: Steam Input is the component you’re describing.

      • @ipkpjersi@lemmy.ml
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        Weirdly enough, I could never get my DS4/PS4 controller working on Linux, at least through Bluetooth. The device never shows up in the device list. My Xbox Series X and Xbox One X controllers work perfectly with Bluetooth thanks to xpadneo, and I can use my DS4/PS4 controller wired with or without ds4drv, but I just can’t get it to work wirelessly.

        • moxOP
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          That is strange. It works great for me. All I had to do was pair it.

          I have read that some computers have bluetooth modules that don’t play well with it, though. Maybe you have one of those, or an old kernel?

          • @ipkpjersi@lemmy.ml
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            I’m on Ubuntu 22.04, kernel 6.5.0-41-generic so it shouldn’t be that. Maybe my Bluetooth adapter isn’t that great but it’s a TP-Link UB400 so it’s not exactly a low quality Bluetooth adapter either.

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              I think that kernel version should handle it, as long as the hid-sony or hid-playstation module is being loaded. (Some 6.7 and early 6.8 kernels had a relevant bug, though.)

              It’s hard to say regarding the bluetooth adapter. The branding and price don’t matter; my cheap old no-name dongle worked great. It’s really about whether the parts used inside happen to play well with the other device.

              Another thought: Is it possible you have the old version of the DS4, rather than the DS4 v2? If I remember correctly, the light bar is visible through the touchpad only on the v2.

              • @ipkpjersi@lemmy.ml
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                I actually have two PS4 controllers, one older one and one with the light bar. Both of them are unable to connect via Bluetooth.

                I don’t have hid_sony or hid_playstation loaded, I tried manually loading them and I think that works but: https://i.imgur.com/VHbtW5l.png even though they show as loaded, I still experience the same problem: https://i.imgur.com/Z42WtKr.png I only have a bunch of unnamed devices when searching for new devices to connect to/pair with, and I can’t pair with any of them. My headphones and Xbox Series X controller work perfectly.

                • moxOP
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                  Do you know why both hid_sony and hid_playstation are loaded? Only one is needed. The latter replaces the former, IIRC.

                  It loads automatically on my system once I power up the (already paired) DS4. You did pair yours with your computer, right?

                  I also wonder if any of the device names in your bluetooth list would be more friendly if you installed the steam-devices package.

        • moxOP
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          ds4linux exists, but is unnecessary in most common cases.

    • @okamiueru@lemmy.world
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      I’ve used both PS4 and Ps5 controllers. You don’t need to do anything except to plug it in.

      I’ve only had issues in one game (Minishoot Adventures), where the solution was to disable controller support layer that steam comes with.

      I haven’t tried Bluetooth, as I don’t mind the cable.

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    I bought a bunch of indie games that looked cool: Alwa’s Legacy (I’m playing it right now, it’s pretty fun), Night in the woods and Phoenotopia: Awakening. I also bought Dishonored (which I played back in the days, but I’m eager to replay one of these days, alongside its DLCs).

    Risky purchase of the week: King of Dragon Pass. Never heard of it, but the reviews were positive and the screens look interesting, so I decided, why not.

    I also really, really wanted to buy I was a teenage exocolonist, because it’s one of my favourite games from 2022, but the GoG version still hasn’t been updated to the recent patch, and seems like it never will. Shame.

    EDIT July 2024: I mailed the publisher to ask them if they were willing to update the GoG release of their game, and they immediately went and did it! You can add I was a teenage exocolonist to my GoG recommendation list. It’s a great game that really deserves your time.

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    copy-pasting what I posted on !pcgaming for some that are $5 or less:

    A few super cheap, not-new games I’ve played that aren’t on the main promo banner:

    • Aragami - $3 - Pretty challenging stealth game. The sequel is also on sale, but I hear it’s more action-oriented, less stealth-oriented than the original.
    • Anomaly: Warzone Earth - $2 - Strategy game.
    • Bastion - $3 - Same developer that made Hades.
    • Mount & Blade: Warband - $5 - Sid Meier’s Pirates, but with horses. (This is not the newest game, Bannerlord)
    • Sid Meier’s Pirates - $2.50 - Mount & Blade, but with ships.
    • X3: Reunion - $2 - Sid Meier’s Mount & Blade, but in spaaaaaaace. (I’ve only played the sequel, X4. But this one looks kind of similar, and is two dollars.)
    • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six - $2.50 - Tactical FPS. Been a while since I’ve played it. Was definitely cool when it came out.
    • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon - $3 - Ditto. This one probably holds up better.
    • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell - $2.50 - Who do you think would win in a fight, Tom Clancy or Sid Meier? I think Sid Meier.
    • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - $1.50 - Fighting game. Combos are not as timing-sensitive as games like Street Fighter or Tekken.
    • Rayman 2 - $1.50 - 3D platformer.
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    Many solid deals after doom scrolling the pages.

    edit: actually im not even half way and I feel like every notable old game ever is on there at a huge discount, with some I am suspicious of with only the title to go off filling the space, except there is no space and its just packed. I need to sleep but I keep scrolling.

    The witness 80% off working out to 10.89 irks me. significantly better games with more content are like 6 bucks. I guess when there are no achievements hinting at something being missed, you aren’t compelled to find and do the most bullshit timed challenge in any game I can remember, which increases its value… ?

    disclaimer: I enjoyed the first 15-30 minutes or so of the witness then suffered through the slog of completing every last thing. Even my autistic friends that unintentionally did 100% speedruns didn’t like it which gave me the echo chamber I had desired the whole time playing.

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      Interesting. I never finished The Witness but I got some solid 10h of entertainment out of it before I stopped having fun. I’d say it is a brilliantly well designed game that’s well worth the price if you are into puzzles.

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      What the hell are you talking about? The Witness is my favourite puzzle game, followed by Lingo. You need to touch grass.

  • @style99@lemm.ee
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    This is my type of sale. Lots of great games to buy, if you haven’t already.

  • Brewchin
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    Staggering that Myst is at that price. Sure, it’s great, but it was one of the first CDROM games and its gameplay reflects that.