“#LinuxGamerOnHyperLightDrifter,” Hyper Light Drifter TV SHOW? Plus: New Proton Release and Listener Questions!
Hyper Light Drifter gets its own TV show produced by a skilled team and the game’s lead developer, a new release of Proton shows just how much progress has been made, and I answer a ton of your questions!
Hyper Light Drifter getting a TV show?
- Led by the creator Alx Preston and produced by Adi Shankar
- Shankar is best known for his Castlevania adaptation on Nextflix, as well as the upcoming Devil May Cry
- Questions still linger about how a highly stylized pixel art game that lacks and dialogue and deals with some heavy, trippy stuff will be translated into a TV show.
- Hyper Light Drifter was one of my favorite games of 2019
Proton version 4.2-1 Released—Major Upgrade!
Proton Change Log
Codeweavers Blog Post
- 166 changes from Proton 3.16 have been either upstreamed or are no longer needed in this latest release
- This version of Proton is based on WINE 4.2 (go figure)
- DXVK is now on verion 1.01
- FAudio is now using version 19.03-13
- Improved mouse behavior in certain games
- Networking fixes for NBA 2k19 and 2k18
- Controller duplication in SDL2 games has been fixed
- The fullscreen hack now works with GDI-based games
- Better support for VR input
- This version of Proton must be installed manually in the library section under “tools”
- Codeweavers published a blog detailing exactly how helpful Valve’s contributions are to WINE. (The answer, it seems, is VERY)
- It’s stuff like this that gives me hope for the future. Especially considering that Doom Eternal will be published on Steam and not kept exclusive to Bethesda’s launcher.
How would you recommend installing Nextcloud? Mine’s falling apart and none of the tutorials I’ve read so far are straightforward enough for me hence why I need to reinstall it... properly this time.
Do you recommend encrypting your whole partition while installing a distro?
Calvin, via email, has something to say about the vulnerable pacemakers we talked in the last episode. He says:
Frankly, I'm not the least bit surprised [these things are hackable] - most mentally healthy human beings have trouble being paranoid enough to really get the very real threat vectors that exist... and I doubt most people making medical devices are thinking like IT professionals let alone security consultants.>>Even if you open source it, the potential for security bugs makes implanting a system critical wireless device in your chest a bad idea. Strong, crypto based challenge and response authentucation may help, so long as some bug doesnt let you bypass it by hitting backspace twenty some odd times...
In the meantime, maybe a chainmaile faraday cage could help plug the current security holes...
Was there ever a thing in your experience with Linux that made you so furious and hopeless that you almost considered switching to Windows?
What do you think of the rumors talking about Ubuntu ditching apt for snapd ?
What was your favorite experience while attending @lfnw ?
Finally, Pablo via email writes:
I need Linux advice from you, look, I'm transitioning my mom to more ethical software. I start with switching her from Chrome to Firefox few months ago and everything was smooth!, few weeks ago I teach her to follow sites trough RSS feeds and she is pretty happy!
Now is the kill-windows phase. She has Win 10 Home (updated to the latest version) and a really old laptop (2012, 2GB RAM) and Windows is running a bit slow.
I need a easy UX, she just use the browser, not more than that, I don't want to change the whole experience and confuse her much (and should be in Spanish)... I read about Lubuntu and Puppy Linux but I'm not sure