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PC Building Simulator demo available for Linux

pc building simulator demo available new in linux gaming news

Whether or not you have #build your own PC for gaming or not. Over the past few years the #computers one builds on their own are those that are taken care of the best. Selecting which #components are needed, assembling everything all together, not exactly gaming news. But fitting that over-sized CPU cooler into the case, oh yeah. Which is both interesting and exciting, and only a bit terrifying – the first time. So you might be interested in trying PC Building Simulator [official site]. Gameplay is exactly what it sounds. PC Building Simulator is still in pre-alpha and quite basic but you can now try it.

The pre-alpha build is up on Itch for Linux, Mac and Windows, available as a pay-what-you-want with no minimum. And yes the build is definitely a pre-alpha, but there is a 64-bit Linux demo available for this solo project. Hence the work of a Romanian developer known as Claudiu.

Features

  • Accurately sized 3D models of components.
  • Accurate interactions between them. Everything has a slot where it installs just like it would in real life.
  • Simple to follow tutorial that will get you started building your first computer, having components and procedures explained step by step.
  • Preview builds before starting to work on them in real life.

So the demo offers a tutorial, running through the details of how to put a PC together from the case up. This is a fairly simple game compared to something like Car Mechanic Simulator. Of there are no issues such as bending CPU pins or frying components with static electricity. Either way, it’s still satisfying to be able to put a PC together, even in gameplay.

Therefore, if you have never built a PC but wondered about the magic of installing the parts. Now you can experience this magic for yourself, PC Building Simulator will help explain. Maybe giving you confidence to build yourself a real PC. Please don’t blame us if anything goes wrong.

Since a career mode is planned for the future. Hopefully one day a simulation that gets more involve with functional electronics. Maybe something deep enough for diagnosis, puzzles and repairs like Car Mechanic Simulator.

Man O’ War: Corsair is now available with full support

man o' war: corsair is now available on linux gaming news

Man O’ War: Corsair [official website] is a high adventure, due to the #navalcombat and #exploration. The big gaming news, now the games available on Steam for Linux. So gameplay is based on the #GamesWorkshop classic Man O’ War table top game. Players take on the roll of a rogue Captain of the Empire or Champion of Chaos. While personally navigating your vessel in third person across the Great Western Ocean while plundering enemy ships. Or visiting ports, trading and making legends of your deeds across the land and sea! Engage in boarding actions, with direct control over your Captain and take the fight to the enemy.

“We’re pleased to announce Man O’ War: Corsair is now available on Linux – official supported platforms are Ubuntu 14.10+ and SteamOS but most modern linuxes should run it OK (our engine is Unity so that determines what we’re able to support).”

Features

  • Sea based warfare – Engage in thrilling broadside battles and take command of your captain as you board enemy ships from an on deck perspective!
  • Huge game world to explore with more than 50 ports.
  • Large variety of customisable vessel types and characters
  • Trade and fight with other Captains, vessels and ports
  • Hire wizards and other magical beasts to do your bidding
  • Command allies from different races and fight deadly enemies including – Orcs, High Elves, Dwarfs, Dark Elves, Skaven, Pirates, Chaos, Sea Monsters and more!
  • Travel the huge environment day and night, and in all weathers.
  • Adaptive orchestral soundtrack by composer Matthew Kilford
  • Skirmish mode where you can play as and against different Warhammer races

The state of Early Access:

“Everything described on the full Features List has been developed to a basic playable state or more. We still have refinements and tweaks still to do. We are releasing in stages as we want the elements of the game we do release to be right. And for the community to feel it’s right and know we can release the next part! We will be updating regularly, releasing new updates every 2 weeks with community feedback additions. As well as major sections of the next stage of gaming news.”

Man O’ War: Corsair is finally available on Steam for Linux, as well as Mac and Windows PC.

System Requirements:

Minimum:

  • OS: SteamOS or Ubuntu 14.10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170T
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M 2GB
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: SteamOS or Ubuntu 14.10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.5Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 970

A Criminal Past DLC releases on Linux for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

A Criminal Past DLC releases on Linux for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in gaming news

A big announcement in gaming news. Now, due to the hard work of Feral Interactive. Who just announced another Linux #release, A Criminal Past, the new story #DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, is out. Hence #available now on Steam. So yeah, this is some significant gaming news here.

So the DLC is set before the events of Mankind Divided. Hence playing as covert operative Adam Jensen in his first mission for Task Force 29. While posing as a convicted criminal, Jensen is taken deep into a hostile, high-security prison for augmented felons. Since the mission is to track down and retrieve sensitive information from a fellow undercover agent.

A Criminal Past DLC for Linux

The games main story

So the year is 2029, and mechanically augmented humans have now been deemed outcasts. While living a life of complete and total segregation from the rest of society.

Now an experienced covert operative, Adam Jensen is forced to operate in a world that has grown to despise another of his kind. Armed with a new arsenal of state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations, he must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

A Criminal Past is available now on Steam for Linux and SteamOS, with a price of $11.99/£9.49/€11.99.

System Requirements:

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.10 or Steam OS 2.0 (64 bit required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4130, AMD FX8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB Nvidia 680 (driver version: 367.57) AMD GPUs are not supported
  • Storage: 67 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: AMD and Intel Graphics Cards are not supported at the time of release

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.10 64-bit, SteamOS 2.0
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 6GB Nvidia 1060 (driver version: 367.57)
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: AMD and Intel Graphics Cards are not supported at the time of release

Meganoid a challenging platformer available for pre-order and release date

meganoid a challenging platformer gets official release date linux mac pc

So we are back with more details about #Orangepixel’s new platformer, Meganoid. Since it’s bigger and better than ever, plus it will be available via Steam on March 30th for Linux, Mac, Windows PC.

Meganoid is a #challenging #platformer, hence by the procedurally generated new levels on every play session. So players will find many items to enhance your character abilities. All while you descend down into the Meganoid space ship. Do you rush for the exit, or do you take your time to collect everything there is? While barely escaping the security drones that will hunt you down if you linger.

Key features

  • Levels randomly generated on every game session, based on a set of templates, making the levels unique but familiar at the same time.
  • A platformer with “roguelike” elements. Consumables, alternate routes, procedural generation, and many devices and gadgets add depth to the challenging gameplay of the original Meganoid
  • A lot of collectible items that will change the main character’s abilities to navigate the world. Find a jetpack to start flying around, find anti-gravity-boots to perform double jumps, and much more.
  • Hidden bonus area’s to find and unlock. Often providing you with a short-cut or very rare and powerful items.
  • A hackable game world. Finding green key-cards allows you to modify how certain elements of the game act and respond to you. Stop rocket-launchers from working, make rockets fly less far, make destroyed robots drop extra lives.
  • Unlock the database with info on all the items and enemies you encounter to be better prepared on your next try.
  • In true Meganoid tradition, you’ll die a lot in many different ways, but you’ll learn to overcome the difficulties, learn how the Meganoid world operates, and eventually get to the bottom of it!

So Meganoid is now available for pre-order the Linux, Mac and Windows PC. This includes a 20% discount which is available from Orange Pixel. This includes a Linux DRM free copy plus a Steam key, or Mac, or Windows PC.

Pre-order discounts last until March 16th, then Meganoid will receive a 10% discount until launch day. Since the game’s full-price will increase to $4.99 USD on all platforms.

System Requirements:

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12
  • Processor: 2.0 ghz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD3000 or higher with OpenGL 2.1 support
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12
  • Processor: 2.0 ghz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD3000 or higher with OpenGL 2.1 support
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card

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DiRT Rally authentic racing officially launches

dirt rally authentic racing officially available in linux gaming

So Feral Interactive just announced that DiRT Rally, the world’s most #authentic #rally #game, is now available on Linux.

So push yourself and your car to extremes of control in Hillclimb, Rallycross and Rally races. While you hurtle at breakneck speeds down the most dangerous tracks in the world of gaming Linux.

While DiRT Rally is the most authentic and thrilling rally game ever made for Linux. Hence road-tested over 80 million miles by the DiRT gaming community. The game perfectly captures that white knuckle feeling of racing on the edge. While player hurtle along dangerous roads at breakneck speed, knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time.

The Linux release of DiRT Rally also includes officially licensed World Rallycross content. Since this allows players to experience the breathless, high-speed thrills of some of the world’s fastest off-road cars. While you trade paint with other drivers at some of the series’ best-loved circuits. Since game is available in both singleplayer and high-intensity multiplayer races. Hence the competition is fierce but worth the challenge.

DiRT Rally for Linux – Release trailer

Features available:

  • ICONIC RALLY CARS – DiRT Rally boasts over 40 of the most iconic and relevant cars from yesteryear through to modern day gaming. While representing the cars that the players want, and the ones that make the most sense for the surfaces they race on.
  • SIX MASSIVE RALLIES WITH OVER 70 STAGES – Head to the muddy paths of Wales, the dusty trails of Greece and the icy tarmac of Monte Carlo. Take on the legendary hillclimb of Pikes Peak, the snowy thrills of Sweden, and the epic scenery of Finland.
  • OFFICIAL FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CONTENT – Race at the Lydden Hill, Holjes and Hell tracks in six of the fastest off-road cars and take on your friends in high intensity, bumper-to-bumper multiplayer racing.
  • CUSTOM RALLY EVENTS: Take any car on any track – configure and compete in single or multi-stage events.
  • RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Start on the bottom rung of the rally ladder and compete in a succession of events, earning points and money on your way to promotion. Use skillful driving and manage your repair schedules as you work your way to the top division and earn the most lucrative rewards.

Management:

  • UPGRADES, REPAIRS, SETUP AND TUNING – DiRT Rally delivers depth in areas beyond driving – elements such as repairs, upgrades, and setup & tuning add a rich and strategic dimension to your rally experience.
  • CHALLENGING, UNCOMPROMISING HANDLING MODEL – Codemasters has completely rebuilt the physical simulation for DIRT Rally to adequately capture how it feels to race across changing surfaces and has created brand new models for differential, suspension, engine mapping and turbo modelling.
  • TEAM MANAGEMENT – Hire and fire your crew members each of whom which will have different skills, improving repair times for different parts of the car. Teach them new skills as they gain experience and work together as a team to improve your performance in events.
  • PLAYER LEAGUE SUPPORT – Get together with friends and run your very own racing league. Join or create unlimited leagues and run them how and when you want.
  • DAILY, WEEKLY AND MONTHLY ONLINE CHALLENGES – It’s you versus the entire DiRT community in a series of one-day, week-long and month-long challenges to earn in-game credits to improve your car and team.

DiRT Rally is available on Linux from the Feral Store and Steam for $59.99//£39.99/€49.99. A minisite containing key features, trailers and screenshots for DiRT Rally is available now.

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