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  • Roguebook adds a timed Tournament system, new character DLC

    Roguebook, the singeplayer roguelike deckbuilder from the developer of Faeria just got a big upgrade with a new Tournament system, plus a DLC character.


    The unique treasure of Fugoro, Merchant of Wonders, is the Magic Staff: the first attack Fugoro performs each turn generates +5 power.

  • Challenging epic RPG adventure 'Tails of Iron' gets Linux support | GamingOnLinux

    This is a bit of a surprise. Tails of Iron from Odd Bug Studio that released for Windows back in September 2021 just added official Linux support. An announcement went up on Steam today, with a short and sweet single-line mention of the new support.

    About the game: "Set in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart.

  • Dota 2 gets another new hero with Primal Beast, Techies reworked | GamingOnLinux

    Dota 2 just got a pretty huge update that not only brings in a fierce new hero with Primal Beast, but finally reworks Techies in the gameplay patch too.

  • A Day before Launch, The Steam Deck Has Almost 800 Games Ready (Playable and Verified) - Boiling Steam

    As expected we should be reaching 1000 titles playable for the Steam Deck before the end of the month. We are now at 783 titles at the time of writing, just before the official launch scheduled for the 25th of February 2022.

  • All Hands on Deck: Preparing for the Steam Deck - Boiling Steam

    The end times are nigh! There is a lot of hype for a handheld Linux gaming device from Valve, that Steam Deck you’ve been hearing about. I have to admit, after being curious but not completely on board at the announcement, I find myself being swept up in the hype train. But let me temper those expectations (I prefer to be pleasantly surprised rather than disappointed) and let you know my thoughts going into the launch this Friday, as well as catching you up on the flurry of news we’ve recently covered.

    While I wasn’t sure at first, I did try to get a reservation as soon as I could. I managed, through dumb luck, to reserve the 256 GB model within 5-10 minutes of the reservations going live. So I’ll be the first of the Boiling Steam staff to have a Deck, and fingers crossed I’m in an early shipment to get you my impressions, hacking, and review as soon as possible.

  • Steam Deck - what to expect for launch tomorrow with nearly 800 titles Playable | GamingOnLinux

    Apart from mass hype, what can we actually expect when the Steam Deck releases tomorrow? Here's what's going on.

    Starting at 10 AM PST / 6PM UTC, Valve will begin sending out emails to people in the first batch of reservations. So keep an eye on your emails and Steam app notifications. Once you get it, you have 72 hours to make the full purchase otherwise it goes to the next person in the queue.

    When this happens, the embargo on all coverage also ends. Valve said they sent out a Steam Deck to "roughly 100 media outlets" (including yours truly). So expect loads of very different takes on it.

    As for the Dock, Valve aren't yet giving out more details but they did say it won't be as early as they hoped. It will be available sometime "in late spring".

  • Musk says he wants to install Steam games in Tesla infotainment centers | Ars Technica

    Since Tesla first introduced in-car gaming with a 2019 port of Cuphead, the list of games available on its "Tesla Arcade" platform has slowly grown to include just under 20 games. Now, though, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has expressed interest in expanding that list of Tesla-compatible games to include the tens of thousands of titles available on the Steam gaming platform.

  • Dwarf Fortress gets a roadmap, Linux version included | GamingOnLinux

    The new Steam version of Dwarf Fortress sounds exciting, bringing in a whole new generation to the classic and they've finally given something of a roadmap to release. Still the same great classic game but modernised with official graphics and sound effects - hooray!

    Included in their post is a 6-point plan of work still to be done that includes various amounts of UI work with hotkeys and tooltips, the continued work on graphics, bug fixing, Steam Workshop support, Steam Achievements, supporting the different game modes and the confirmation of Linux and macOS builds too!

  • Heroic Games Launcher 2.2 (plus a hotfix) adds GOG support | GamingOnLinux

    For the new GOG support, Heroic is able to download games using the Galaxy API (Windows and macOS) and for Linux you can use the offline installers that developers put up. It also supports DLC, you can run native Linux downloads using the Steam Runtime (requires Steam installed of course) which can fix some dependencies errors and pick languages for games that support it.

  • 3.3 'Libra' update out now for Stellaris | GamingOnLinux

    Paradox Interactive has released the 3.3 'Libra' Update for Stellaris, as their "custodians" initiative continues with a dedicated team working on free updates. There's a huge assortment of fixes available from game balance to AI adjustments.

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today's howtos

  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

  • An introduction (and how-to) to Plugin Loader for the Steam Deck. - Invidious
  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.