SteamLUG Cast

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Season 02, Episode 19

ValiantCheese DerRidda
Special Guests
Levi Bard (Tak)


Cheese and DerRidda have brought community member and Lead Linux Maintainer/Developer of the Unity engine on the show.

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Levi Bard (Tak to the community)

Our Gaming

DerRidda has been playing Strife (S2 Games), Among the Sleep, Antichamber, Hexcells & Hexcells Plus, Shadowrun: Dragonfall (Director's Cut), Wasteland 2
Cheese played Another World, Spacebase DF-9, Boson X, Space Run, Hack 'n' Slash, Thinking with Time Machine, Mark of the Ninja, Stranded
Levi played Gang Beasts, Knight Squad, Assault Android Cactus and Broforce

Chat with special guest Levi Bard of Unity Technologies

Levi's history with Unity [source]
What are you working on that you can share with the community?
What kind of response did you get to the call for gamepad configurations? [source]
Unity 5 will support SDL2 style gamepad profiles
At what point did you decide you wanted to start bringing Unity to Linux?
Linux support was developed by Levi, Na'Tosha and others during Unity's internal "Fridays Are For Fun" flexible time [source]
What kind of response did you get to Linux support in Unity?
General reception from Linux users to the engine?
Is publishing for Linux really a single-button export? [source]
DerRidda notes the downsides of such easy export capabilities
Any word on the Unity editor on Linux?
Would the editor be born of Friday Fun time?
Other engines targeting Linux for their editors could be incentive to Unity
Biggest obstacles for Linux support for Unity?
Is controller support a Linux-specific problem?
Upcoming features in Unity 5 for Linux users? [source]
Gamepad support and OpenGL improvements are not Linux specific but should be of value
Cheese says thank you from the community for the Unity 4 fixes especially the mouse issues
What two issues caused the mouse problems?
What are some of the difficulties identifying issues?
What can the community do to convince developers to update their games' build of Unity?
Tips for developers who are reluctant to break existing games by upgrading?
Levi's favorite game using the engine?
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut [source]
Wasteland 2 [source]
Assault Android Cactus [source]
Gang Beasts [source]
Anything else to share with the community?
DerRidda points out that Levi is a member of the community and can often be found in the #SteamLUG IRC channel [source]
Community members bring up issues before developers in many cases
Levi asks what the community would like
Is there a Web Player for Linux?
Will we see the WebGL version in Unity 5?
Unity WebGL announcement [source]
Discussion of browser-based games ensues
Chat conclusion

SteamLUG Community Stuff

Past Events
Monaco [source]
Sanctum 2 [source]
Team Fortress 2 [source]
Forced [source]
Upcoming Events
Frozen Synapse [source]
No More Room in Hell [source]
Planetary Annihilation [source]
Orbital Gear [source]
DerRidda nudges Cheese to talk about getting an old favorite ported to Linux
Another World launched for Linux [source]
Cheese jotted down some brief notes about the game [source]
Cheese waffles about his fanart for Another World [source]
Fabien Sanglard's Another World code review [source]
Cheese is looking for perspectives from players who like Another World for a follow up article
DoubleFine Game Club will be streaming Stacking with special guest Lee Petty [source]
Live interview [source]
psymin posted some guidelines for giving useful feedback to developers [source]

Valve News

SteamOS talk from DebConf 2014 [source]
Is targeting one distro really necessary? Or could support be extended to any distro on which the Steam Runtime works?
Valve opened a forum thread in the Steam Universe group regarding feedback on AMD graphics drivers [source]

Tech News

NVidia releases driver 343.22 with support for latest cards [source]

General Gaming News

Gaming on Linux article on Another World launch with quotes from [source]
Spacebase DF-9 will be releasing next month [source]
Tropico 5 released for Linux [source]
Humble Indie Bundle 12 released [source]
Hack 'n' Slash was released with source [source]
Wasteland 2 released [source]
Starbound changes ahead [source]
Chasm devs share Linux screenshots [source]
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut released (free for owners of Shadowrun DLC) [source]
Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament II (ends October 31st) [source]

Crowdfunding Items

Totem HMD has Linux support and on-board positional tracking [source]


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