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ProdigalFrog

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A frog who wants the objective truth about anything and everything.

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Sublinks and piefed don't compete with lemmy, or at least, they don't weaken the ecosystem since they are all inter compatible.

ProdigalFrog OP , (edited )
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Actually, now that you mention it, I should be able to post it here entirely. I'll see if I have enough space.

EDIT: It fit! No more reddit! :D

ProdigalFrog OP ,
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It may have been the ultimate list 4 years ago, but I haven't updated it in so long I would've been embarrassed to call it the ultimate now :p

ProdigalFrog OP , (edited )
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Did you mean to include a link to this website?, If so, I added it to the top of the list in the other references.

That's an incredible feat of cataloging, and blows my efforts out of the water. Hats off to them!

ProdigalFrog OP , (edited )
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Mind you, I’m 100% okay with using penultimate to mean second best,

That was my intended use of the word, but I'm not ashamed to admit that I fully misread the little info blurb in my search engine, which led me to believe I was using it appropriately 😅

https://slrpnk.net/pictrs/image/c68884d7-90e4-49f6-99fb-bd1c3b8f3035.webp

I thought it said: a formal or literary way of saying it is not a superlative or beyond ultimate, as many people think.

...I didn't notice the period after 'it' (or the double 'it'). But the sentence right after that one is really the pièce de résistance! 🤌

But I very much appreciate your charitable view on my fumble.

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Though I mention the monetary aspect, it doesn't mean I'm not fully aware of and advocate for the FOSS philosophy. I would've thought going to the extra effort of finding out what software license each and every title used, along with a direct link to the source code (which in some cases was not trivial to find) would've made that much obvious.

ProdigalFrog OP , (edited )
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Back when I created this list, I had the mindset that if I did include a game with the a Free to Play monetary model, it would only be eligible if it was absolutely not Pay to Win, and if it was possible to have a lot of fun without and be on a fully equal playing field spending a dime.

Looking over the list again, I think you're right in that a couple titles (runescape, eledivin, and argueably EVE online) really don't meet that criteria.

However, I think others such as CS:GO, TF2, and War Thunder still deserve a spot on the list, as you're still experiencing the full game with no disadvantage without spending anything.

But I will remove those titles and put Free To Play in the description of the others.

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Using the word “free” to refer to proprietary games in a GNU/Linux context is a huge indicator of a lack of awareness.

If I'd intended to create a FOSS only list, I would've just said FOSS instead of free. I think it's a little much to expect people to always qualify 'Free as in beer' anytime they ever use the word free in a monetary sense in a Linux community. The information needed to determine if a game is FOSS was provided next to each title, it's not like you've been deceived. This was just a little list I put together in hopes to give people who are struggling financially (as many of us are these days) to have more options for fun games they can play with their friends or by themselves, I'm sorry it didn't meet your standards. 🫤

FYI, the page you linked to isn’t publicly accessible.

I was able to add the list in the body of the lemmy post, the link is no longer required, but unfortunately it's not federating my action of having removed the post link.

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Awesome suggestion! Added! :D

ProdigalFrog OP ,
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Added UnCiv to the list, thanks for the suggestion! Plays really well on my phone, surprisingly.

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They did a really good job with the GUI too.

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Dang, I remember playing that when I was 14 or so. Surprised to see it's still being developed. Looking at gameplay of the latest release... It still looks awfully janky still. Does it play well nowadays?

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Steam's hardware survey reports 1.94% of their userbase is using Linux, beating Mac OS, which is at 1.38% respectively.

Not to mention plenty of Linux users don’t game at all

The Steamdeck is pushing the needle on that, creating a bunch of Linux gamers with some not even realizing it.

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I think the original comment in this chain was mentioning that the stats from the statcounter website were using really outdated data for the percentage of Linux users on steam, I don't think they were relating that stat to overall Linux usage.

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The OG comment is referencing the body of this post, which are stats from the website. The website is using outdated steam stats, the comment is pointing that out.

The comment you replied to that was pointing that out was not corrolating the steam stats as general linux stats, only pointing out that the linux userbase on steam has grown since those outdated stats.

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Everyone loves to masterbate to how “bad these companies are”, dude you CHOSE them.

I think the point of the video is that there are backroom deals that secure Microsoft being chosen. The new mayor of Munich is a clear example of conflict of interest. Microsoft is clearly lobbying the French government as well.

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The LiMux project in Germany had some shady stuff going on in the background. Microsoft almost certainly bribed the new conservative government to switch everything back to Windows. There was a great documentary about it from DW that interviewed some whistleblowers, but I can no longer find it. However, Quidsup on Youtube did a good video encapsulating the course of events.

EDIT: I was able to find the documentary by searching the old title in German, which brought up the original German version, and from there found the English translation!

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Please do! But what channel are you referring to?

ProdigalFrog OP , (edited )
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History tells us that 85% of these people will move to Windows 11 despite what they say.

The interesting rub this time is the hardware. There's tons of still powerful and useful CPU's in use today that don't support Windows 11's TPM 2.0, so I wonder if that will push a few more people to Linux than when Windows 7 was EOL.

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Glad you enjoyed it so much! When he's excited about something and has a story to tell, it really comes through.

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The keyboard was designed for using on the couch, so that makes sense to include. The battery doesn't make sense, but the rest of it sorta does. It's trying to be a uni-tasker device, and act as both your main desktop computer, as well as a couch-based media center, and even a music player to use from anywhere in the house thanks to the Bluetooth remote.

I guess it doesn't specifically need to be luggable to do those tasks, but the integrated monitor and small size isn't unwanted in a living room PC. But definitely not critical.

ProdigalFrog OP , (edited )
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For those who can't watch the video:

Across the globe, companies can simply say you DO NOT own your games as long as they have a EULA, and it even gives them the power to destroy your ability to play a game!

Ross Scott (of Freeman's Mind and Game Dungeon fame) has done the leg-work of researching how much power these companies have in various countries, and what he found was that, as a gamer, you effectively have the same amount of rights as a squirrel.

The only way to stop this practice would take millions of dollars to fight it legally in court, and uh... I don't really see any millionaire gamers willing to take up that cause. So, in any realistic sense, the corps have won here. There's nothing we can realistically do, short of boycotting.

BUT, that doesn't count for the EU, Scandinavian countries, Canada, UK, or Australia. Unlike the US, they actually have functional consumer protection laws, and ways for consumers to fight back against corporate overreach without needing to have a few million in the bank.

If you live in any of those countries, we could use your help! It would help even further if you've purchased and own The Crew at any point in time, but you can help even if you haven't!

If you live anywhere else, you can STILL help by helping sign a French consumer petition, which has real weight to do something, it isn't like one of those pointless change(dot)org ones! But to participate, you must have owned the game.

You're on the front lines of consumer protection for gamers across the globe! Your actions (if we're ultimately successful) would likely have ramifications even in the US and Canada!

How can you help? If you can't watch the video, here's the website with a step-by-step guide on what you can do to help: StopKillingGames.com

This is likely going to be the biggest push for consumer protection for gamers there has ever been, so... Like, it's kind've a big deal. Let's make this count, guys.

ProdigalFrog OP ,
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Appreciate your help. :)

ProdigalFrog OP ,
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Cheers man! :D

ProdigalFrog , (edited )
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Does distrobox alleviate those issues?

ProdigalFrog ,
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Appreciate the info! I've been interested in immutable distros, but that would be a pretty big issue for my main PC.

ProdigalFrog ,
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I had a few interactions with Bridgman over on reddit years ago. He was always friendly, and always seemed to try his best to meaningfully help solve people's problems. We owe him a lot for how good gaming is on AMD systems. We were lucky to have him on our side.

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The Photon UI for lemmy can play embedded videos.

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Phrononix's forum is known for having some of the most toxic individuals in the open-source ecosystem, with flame wars, pointless complaining and arguing happening usually starting within the first 10 comments.

I have no idea why or how it got so bad there specifically, but it's bad. Though oddly enough, in-between all the negativity, will be developers of major systems, like AMD driver engineers, calmly talking with other big movers in the industry.

I guess it's one of the few sites that is dedicated to reporting on such things, but boy howdy is it an odd mix of spiteful users and developer networking.

ProdigalFrog OP ,
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Ah, sorry. I've been trying to use Invidious more, but it does seem to crap out rather often... Cheers for adding the youtube link ^^

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There is at least the Unihertz Jellystar, which is a fairly nice tiny phone. Personally I'm likely stuck with Pixel phones because I'm a big fan of Graphene OS, otherwise I'd likely pick one up after my Pixel 4a fails, which might be awhile, since it's still going strong.

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Oh, cool! Hope you like it dude :)

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