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Joined 11 months ago
Cake day: July 27th, 2023


  • I hate to be that guy, but it doesn’t seem like there’s anything to this fork. At least a few links in the README don’t work, and the domain for the “email” is actively for sale. The owner of the repository doesn’t seem to have any real previous projects on their GitHub account.

    I can understand that it’s a new fork, but in my mind you’d want to at least make sure the Readme is… passable before you spread the word and make a Patreon for the project.

    EDIT: The Patreon link has been removed since I made this comment. I’m still incredibly skeptical of the project though

  • yhvrtomemes@lemmy.worldI need it
    7 months ago

    It’s not exactly the same, but I can vouch for StreetComplete being an incredibly good/similar game. You walk around the real world, and the app points out missing data in OpenStreetMap that you can fill in easily. You get the dopamine of a number going up, help dethrone proprietary map dominamce, and get some good excercise in in the process.

  • I love Linux. I have it installed on 3 machines, have been using it for over 3 years, and would install it right away if I ever got a new computer.

    A couple weeks ago, I was feeling pretty exhausted and just wanted to play a game thru Proton on my laptop. I got it running, but it was unplayable because it was using my integrated GPU instead of my discrete one. I spent the night switching compositors, cables, and drivers, but none of it fixed the issue.

    The next day, feeling exhausted from fruitless debugging, I tried to launch another game via Proton that I knew had worked in the past, but it crashed on launch. I spent the whole day going thru the same steps I did the day before, but also consulting ProtonDB and trying software that would force usage of the dgpu.

    The next day, I installed Windows 10 to an external hard drive and spent the day debloating it. Drivers got installed automatically, I downloaded both games on Steam, and they just worked. So I guess I now dual-boot Windows just for the games that don’t work thru Proton. Loading game worlds and booting up take ~75% longer, but that’s to be expected because it’s running on a 4 year old HDD connected over a USB cable.

    As mentioned earlier, I love Linux a lot, and if all games had native binaries or Proton worked 100% I’d format that god-forsaken hard drive. But when real life has got me down, I don’t need Linux to get me down further. I don’t like Windows, and I feel incredibly dirty whenever I press F7 on boot to get to Windows. But when my choices are “spend 8 hours on fruitless quest to get >2fps” and “press play button”, I’m going to take the path of least resistance.