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#35611 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1003 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2021 - 02:03 PM

Sweet. I've been lookin' for the Linux thread!

 

So, umm....what's the best flavor of Linux for PC Gaming and WiFi/Internet connection in the modern era?

 

And what's the most basic & lean Linux for just straight-up Internet access w/ an old PC (with WiFi or hard-wire connection) and fast OS boot-times even on old-mechanical HDD's?

There are a bunch of distros built specifically for gaming (kernel built for lower latency, proprietary GPU drivers and support for Windows applications built-in etc), but I've never tried them. 

 

I'd start by looking at Lubuntu or Xubuntu for the older machine, unless it's a 32-bit machine?



#35612 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5484 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2021 - 04:00 PM

If this is just the base game its an awful deal if you want to play the dlc unless they go on sale for 75% off, which as far as I can tell they haven't really been on sale individually.


Welcome to base games being offered in bundles.

#35613 Siddiqui   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   141 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2021 - 04:22 PM

 

Only version of Control on Steam is the ultimate edition so that should be the version we get presumably.



#35614 Siddiqui   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   141 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2021 - 04:32 PM

Nevermind, maybe not

 



#35615 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26531 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2021 - 04:53 PM

There are a bunch of distros built specifically for gaming (kernel built for lower latency, proprietary GPU drivers and support for Windows applications built-in etc), but I've never tried them. 

 

I'd start by looking at Lubuntu or Xubuntu for the older machine, unless it's a 32-bit machine?

64-bit PC's.

Thanks, I'll have to look into these all! Much appreciated.



#35616 elessar123  

Posted 24 February 2021 - 07:29 PM

I actually use Xubuntu no matter the machine. I just like the general lightweight-ness and Xfce.

 

If it's too plain, add some Conky panels.



#35617 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5725 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2021 - 05:47 PM

My 2p on Fuser:
 
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#35618 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26531 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:37 PM

Stardock Warfarers Humble Bundle:

 

Tier 1 = $1

  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion (base)
  • Fallen Enchantress (base-game)

 

Tier 2 = BTA

  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (base)
  • Siege of Centauri
  • The Political Machine 2020

 

Tier 3 = $12

  • Offworld Trading Company (base-game)
  • Offworld Trading Company: Jupiter's Forge (Expansion Pack)
  • Offworld Trading Company: Limited Supply DLC
  • Star Control: Origins - Galactic Edition
    - Includes SC: Origins (base-game) & ALL DLC's
    - Also includes Star Control 1, 2 & 3 

 

SIDE NOTES:

  • Fallen Entranchess (FE) was originally listed as Ultimate, but it's not.
  • FE has been corrected on Humble's page for this bundle, as it is indeed the base-game only.
  • Ashes: Escalation has been given away by Humble before.
  • Offworld Trading Company (base game only) was free before on Epic Store.


#35619 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   5049 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 02:17 AM

My 2p on Fuser:
 

Spoiler

Agreed on Fuser.  I had my doubts, but found it really fun and odd music combos still worked well together.  I only regret that I forgot to play it until the end of the free weekend.  I'll pick it up cheap sometime for sure, but getting songs in DLC will add up.

 

I would like the weekly bundle a whole lot more if I didn't already have half of it, but I've been interested in Blacksad so I may talk myself into it anyway.

 

The new monthly seems solid for $6, but I also wish I hadn't bought Chimera Squad with its launch discount.  Oh well.

I'd love to get Xcom Chimera Squad for $6!  I've gotten bundles, but never done the monthly since I'm mostly a console gamer.  How would one get that discount?



#35620 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1481 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:45 AM

I'd love to get Xcom Chimera Squad for $6! I've gotten bundles, but never done the monthly since I'm mostly a console gamer. How would one get that discount?


That boat already sailed as it was a limited time promotion to get 6 humble choices for $6 each. If you take a trip to the cesspool I imagine you'll be able to pickup chimera squad for $3-$4 once the bundle launches.

#35621 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5073 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:17 AM



Actually seems like a pretty good list to me. Here is to hoping Control activates as the ultimate edition on steam since there isn't a listing for just the base game as far as I can tell. Elex and Peaky Blinders are both wants plus Wildfire doesn't look half bad. Makes me wish I didn't buy Chimera Squad for $10 on release and still haven't touched it (or Xcom2 for that matter). For $6 this humble choice is definitely a win in my book.



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#35622 menewbe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   712 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:22 AM

After so many years, someone out there finally conditioned themselves to pause the day before the last Friday of the month. And now they're in for a rude awakening.

Ah dammit, they got me with this switcheroo. And I guess there's no refunds on Choice bundles either. Wouldn't have minded if I got in on that $6/bundle promo or a fake pause discount, but whatever, just got to re-setup my monthly pause notifications.

#35623 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1471 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2021 - 06:22 AM

Looks like 505 Games added a standard version of Control to Steam recently.  So I'm guessing it's basically confirmed the version of Control that's going to be in tomorrow's Humble Monthly is the standard version.  LOL



#35624 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26531 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2021 - 03:55 PM

Foundation DLC & AWE DLC for Control are quite difficult. Much more so than the base-game was for me, IMHO. Ugh, that final boss in AWE DLC is brutal.



#35625 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3379 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 06:03 PM

Control standard? Lame, but expected. I would rather have complete indie games or niche titles than AAA with DLC not included.



#35626 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1003 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2021 - 06:28 PM

Another pause for me, already have Control with PlayStation Plus and haven't bothered playing it. 



#35627 z3razerviper  

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 11:31 PM

Shows control ultimate edition for me in steam but the dlc does not show purchased. 



#35628 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1003 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2021 - 11:41 PM

Shows control ultimate edition for me in steam but the dlc does not show purchased. 

 

https://www.humblebu...ch-2021/control

 

EXTRA INFORMATION

NOTE: When redeeming Control via Steam key, users may see Control Ultimate Edition in their Steam library and during installation. Please disregard the Ultimate Edition title as the Steam key will only grant Control Standard Edition. For more information, please visit: https://support.505g...ns/360005474899
 

 



#35629 z3razerviper  

z3razerviper

Posted 02 March 2021 - 11:44 PM

 

Thank you



#35630 SevereTireDamage   Broken-$$$$ed CAGiversary!   1970 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 03:13 AM

Not very CAG, I know, but I loved Control so much on PS4 (didn't even get around to playing the DLC) that I'm happy to pay a bit to have a PC copy to play in some far off future. It isn't a great game for everyone, though - besides the generally weird atmosphere, I've heard more than once of people getting frustrated at the first boss (because your character is underpowered at first) and just dropping the game, which is unfortunate.



#35631 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8336 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2021 - 12:19 PM

I went ahead with this month's Choice.  Hotshot Racing is a fun game that was on my wish list (I played it on Xbox Game Pass), and Control, WWE 2K, and X-Com are icing on the cake.  So why not?



#35632 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26531 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2021 - 09:23 PM

Looks like DX11 executable isn't included right now in Control: Standard:

https://www.reddit.c...m_had_the_dx11/

https://steamcommuni...15084616505152/

 

Only DX12 EXE is included, for Control: Standard.

 

They probably should've left Control: Ultimate alone on Steam (for those that want it all in one shot/entry); and just also added a brand-new SteamID/entry for Control: Humble Split-Up Edition (where you can buy Control base, Control Season Pass, and/or Control DLC's all separate).



#35633 adam81  

Posted 03 March 2021 - 09:45 PM

The vanilla versions are pointless. For example, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The Def edition is 12 or 13 on sale. So you're basically buying the game again, which you already payed for with monthly, just for the DLC as the DLC never goes on sale for a good price.  Same with Shadow of War. Def Edition is 10 on sale. 



#35634 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1866 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

realbigexplosion

Posted 10 March 2021 - 07:04 PM

Stellaris Discovery Bundle



#35635 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10470 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 March 2021 - 07:13 PM

I'd buy that bundle if it included at least all the major add ons. It's missing Federations, with Leviathan and Synthetic Dawn being a species and story pack instead of a major expansion. I just hate this company and all its DLC. Some games may be alright, but so much milking and  sometimes buggy games.



#35636 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1603 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

lastemp3ror

Posted 10 March 2021 - 08:16 PM

I'd buy that bundle if it included at least all the major add ons. It's missing Federations, with Leviathan and Synthetic Dawn being a species and story pack instead of a major expansion. I just hate this company and all its DLC. Some games may be alright, but so much milking and  sometimes buggy games.

It includes Leviathan and Synthetic Dawn.



#35637 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10470 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 March 2021 - 09:38 PM

I know but they aren't put as a species and story pack on the site, which are lesser costed DLC. Just was mentioning that.



#35638 MinDRioT   slipping through the cracks of a stolen jewel CAGiversary!   4923 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2021 - 02:48 AM

Now I finally don't feel bad I skipped the Humble Monthly with Stellaris in it 



#35639 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3299 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2021 - 03:09 AM

Now I finally don't feel bad I skipped the Humble Monthly with Stellaris in it 

 

You should feel bad - people were buying Stellaris for $10 or more on SteamTrades.



#35640 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   319 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2021 - 10:03 PM

I'd buy that bundle if it included at least all the major add ons. It's missing Federations, with Leviathan and Synthetic Dawn being a species and story pack instead of a major expansion. I just hate this company and all its DLC. Some games may be alright, but so much milking and  sometimes buggy games.

Whats sad is that at $15 for 3 major add ons its not a bad deal. Even though I have one of them already. I doubt you'll see better from a Paradox game.

 

Even more sad is that right now this bundle is the only game one active.