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  1. GOG Galaxy 1.2 - Biggest Update Yet Marks The End Of Beta - Universal Cloud Saves Update 1.2 brings Universal Cloud Saves, the option to fully customize the Client to your needs, and much more! GOG Galaxy, our gamer-friendly Client, is coming out of beta with a major new update that greatly improves and enriches the user experience with the introduction of many long-awaited features. Let's take a closer look at some of them: The highlight of Update 1.2 is, of course, the Universal Cloud Saves. This new feature makes it possible to add cloud saving functionality not only to new games, but also to titles that never offered cloud saving before. Thanks to this, excellent games like Planescape: Torment, Heroes of Might & Magic® III, or Vampire®: the Masquerade - Bloodlines gain the benefits of saves syncing and cloud backup for the first time ever. Of course, if you prefer to keep your precious saves close at hand, GOG Galaxy also lets you download a backup of your saves data at any time and use it as you see fit. This huge Update introduces the option to customize the Client to your needs by selecting which features you want to use. In addition, there is a brand new hibernate mode that cuts down on Client CPU usage while playing a game, and saves resources as well as battery life when idling in the background. We also went through the GOG Galaxy community wishlist and packed Update 1.2 with some of the most-requested features, including bandwidth limiting and scheduling, FPS counter, screenshot capturing, a sleek in-game overlay, achievement rarity, desktop and in-game notifications system, a new chat, and more! The GOG Galaxy Update 1.2 is available today to users who opted to test upcoming updates, and will be rolling out to everyone in April. To download GOG Galaxy or see what’s new and improved visit GOG.com/Galaxy. If you run into any issues, feel free to submit them here. Source Alternate Source - GOG Galaxy Client Now Offers Universal Cloud Saves, Comes Out Of Beta
  2. It Looks Like Ubuntu 17.04 Might Ship with Mesa 17.0.1 and X.Org Server 1.19.2 Both packages are now ready for testing in the proposed repo In his latest blog post, the developer reveals the fact that the long-anticipated X.Org 1.19 display server is now ready for public testing on a special PPA (Personal Package Archive) for Ubuntu 17.04, along with Mesa 17.0.1, which appears to rest in the proposed repository of the forthcoming distribution at the moment of writing. "I’ve prepared X server 1.19.2 along with the driver rebuilds for zesty on the staging ppa here: https://launchpad.net/~canonical-x/+archive/ubuntu/x-staging, " said Timo Aaltonen, Hardware Enablement, Field Expert Squad Team Lead at Canonical. "It also comes with Mesa 17.0.1 while it’s still stuck in zesty-proposed." A call for testing Of course, this is more of a call for testing than an announcement, so don't get too excited. Of course, it will be a huge achievement for Canonical to ship the Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) release with an up-to-date graphics stack based on X.Org Server 1.19 and Mesa 17.0, which translates to a major performance gain for your gaming experience. Therefore, if you want to see Mesa 17 and X.Org Server 1.19 in Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), we recommend that you set up a special partition and test drive the two technologies from the staging PPA linked above. Make sure that you report any issues you might encounter with your graphics cards, especially AMD Radeon and Intel users. According to Timo Aaltonen, Canonical's plan is to bring both X.Org Server 1.19.2 and Mesa 17.0.1 to the main repos of Ubuntu 17.04 next week, if everything goes well and there won't be any blockers, so fingers crossed for a better gaming experience on Ubuntu. Meanwhile, the Linux 4.10.1 kernel has landed in the Zesty Zapus repos. Source
  3. CheatBook Issue 03/2017 - March 2017 FYI: I've posted this separate thread for Cheatbook Issue Release in accordance to conversation between myself, @Batu69 & @DKT27. For more info, read below spoiler: Cheatbook (03/2017) - Issue March 2017 - Cheatbook is a Cheat-Code Tracker with Tips, Hints for several popular PC Action and Adventure Games. While die-hard gamers would hate to hear that some players receive help in their games, it is sometimes necessary to get walkthroughs for players to enjoy their games. Cheatbooks are designed to give handy hints and cheats to players who need some help in handling their games. The latest Cheatsbook Issue 03/2017 provides assistance for 414 PC games, 58 console cheats and 14 walkthroughs for PC. It provides the latest cheat codes for strategy, action and other games to help you get the most out of your plays. The tabbed graphical user interface makes it easy to access various features on a single program window. When you click on PC Cheats, PC Walkthroughs and Console tabs, you will see relevant titles listed alphabetically on a pane on the left part of the program window. Clicking a game title displays its details on the right side of the interface. The lower part of the program window also provides information relevant to the selected title. You can save the details as text files, print or send them to a friend via email. Since you save the required information in text format, you can use different applications to access and read them later. In addition to these tabs, the software also includes update, info, news and links tabs. The latest Cheatbook database includes many suggestions from users and all cheats from the initial release to date. You can download and use it for free for as long as you want. Current users of CheatBook who have already installed the CheatBook-DataBase 2001 v4.0, CheatBook-DataBases 2002 through 2016, or the new Cheatbook-Database 2017, will be able to update your DataBase directly. (Win95/ 98/ NT/ XP/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10)(Install/ Uninstall) [Freeware] For the most part, the Cheatbook-Issues focuses on newer cheat releases. If you need help with the latest and greatest games, the monthly Issue´s of CheatBook should be a big help. Downloads: CheatBook 03/2017 - March 2017: Cheat Book - 03/2017[Size: 5.7 MB] - Cheats, Codes, Hints, Update. Older Cheatbook Issue Mirrors - 2017: http://www.cheatbook.de/cheatbook-2017.htm Cheatbook-Database 2017 + Updates - Direct Downloads:
  4. Cheatbook-Database 2017 + Updates CheatBook DataBase 2017 - The encyclopedia of game cheats. A die hard gamer would get pissed if they saw someone using cheats and walkthroughs in games, but you have to agree, sometimes little hint or the "God Mode" becomes necessary to beat a particularly hard part of the game. If you're an avid gamer and want a few extra weapons and tools the survive the game, CheatBook DataBase is exactly the resource you would want. - Find even secrets here. Cheatbook-Database - Games, Cheats, Hints, Tips, Walkthroughs, Trainer and Cheat Codes... Cheatbook-DataBase 2017 is a cheats code tracker that makes hints, Tricks, Tips and cheats (for PC, Walkthroughs, Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Sega, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, DVD, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy Color, N-Gage, Nintendo DS, XBox, XBox 360, XBox One, iPhone, Gamecube, Dreamcast, Super Nintendo, Wii, Wii U, Sony PSP) easily accessible from one central location. If you're an avid gamer and want a few extra weapons or lives to survive until the next level, this freeware cheat database can come to the rescue. Covering more than 23.150 Games Cheats, this database represents all genres and focuses on recent releases. Games are listed alphabetically in the left-hand window. When you click on a game name, the relevant cheat is displayed in a editor window, with convenient buttons that let you print the selection or save any changes you've made. In the latest past many users of the CheatBook-DataBase and readers of the monthly being published magazine have sent to us small error messages and suggestions for improvement again and again. First of all we say "Thank you very much!" to all of you! Due to this assistance and the permanent sending in of new and revised cheats the Cheatbook is ever increasing and becoming more and more voluminous. Release date: January 6, 2017. Update Release: February 28, 2017. All Cheats inside from the first CHEATBOOK January 1998 until today Supported Operating Systems: Cheatbook-DataBase 2017 is Freeware for Win95/ 98/ 2000/ NT/ XP/ Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10. Screenshots: Installation: Main Program: Unzip the ZIP package. Optionally read "readme.txt" Run "setup-Cheatbook-Database2017.exe" Follow the prompts. Updates: Unzip the ZIP package. Optionally read "readme.txt" Run "cheatbooksetup.exe" It'll extract and open a folder. First instance, it'll auto install, just click on "Direct Update". Note: If you use Vista & later, post first install, when asked for uninstall dialog, cancel it and run the file named "Cheatbook 0x.2017" with admin prompts. To check the installation: Open Cheatbook Database 2017 Main program and click "Update" from Menu and Click on "Update infos". If properly installed, the installed month's issue should show "Green". Repeat the checking with "Run as Administrator" on Main program. It should show Green too. If not repeat the issue install as mentioned in Step 5. Now, click uninstall from extracted folder and click on "Delete All" to complete installation. Downloads: Cheatbook-Database 2017 - 68.29 MB: Cheatbook Database 2017 - Main Program Cheatbook Issue - Updates: January 2017 - 6.2 MB - Not Required to install with 2017 version since it is already included. February 2017 - 7.9 MB March 2017 - 5.7 MB -
  5. Dirty Little Helper(DLH) - 7 Steam Games - Full Version Promo by DLH.net Links: Offer: https://www.dlh.net/en/register Note: Limited Period Offer. Each game have unique time limit to grab it. Current Status: Open. Free Game List: World War III: Black Gold (Real-Time Strategy) Earth 2150: Escape from the Blue Planet (Real-Time Strategy) Robo Rumble (Real-Time Strategy) The Troma Project (Turn-Based Strategy) Commander – Conquest Of The Americas (Real-Time Strategy) Septerra Core (Role-playing) X-Blades More Info: http://www.dlh.net/en/news/53526/free-strategy-games-steam-keys-this-weekend.html Steps: Visit the above DLH Registration page link. Login/Create a new account. Check for confirmation email and complete registration. Note[Tested]: You need to make sure that you don't use any temp email addresses. However, some like Moakt temp emails are accepted. Once you enter correct email address and unique nickname, the "Register" button is enabled. If not, refresh and try again with correct details. Once logged in to the account, Click on "Nickname" or "Account name" -> Select "Steam Keys" You'll locate all 7 steam games. Under each game, Click "Like" and then Click "Get your Steam Game here". Complete Captcha/trick to get the Steam Key. Note: In some cases, there may be delay in getting the Steam Key. However, please wait until you get it. Activate the key ASAP.
  6. Civilization VI Launches for Linux & SteamOS, AMD GPUs Not Officially Supported Users can install the game right now from Steam If you already bought the game and you've been waiting to play it on your Linux box, read no more and fire up Steam right now to install the game. Done? Good, and now we'd like to inform you about the system requirements. According to Aspyr Media, who ported the game to Linux/SteamOS in quite a remarkable time frame, you'll need a PC powered by an Intel Core i3 530 or AMD A8-3870 CPU running at 2.93 GHz or higher, with 6 GB RAM and 15GB free disk space. Of course, the Linux operating system of choice is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) or SteamOS 2.0, and it is recommended to have a Nvidia GeForce 650 or better graphics card with 1 GB VRAM or more. Unfortunately, ATI/AMD Radeon and Intel graphics cards are not officially supported, but Aspyr Media said on Twitter that the game is playable on these GPUs, though users might experience some issues with either AMDGPU-PRO or Mesa graphics drivers. "If you don't meet the above system requirements, that does NOT mean you wont be able to run Civilization VI. If we know anything about the Linux community, its that you all find a way to make something work on your specific distro and comparable hardware sets," said the developers. At the moment, the company has no idea when or if AMD Radeon GPUs will be officially supported for playing Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, but fingers cross, and don't hesitate to install the Mesa 17 drivers from the Padoka or Oibaf PPA for the best gaming experience. The "Best Strategy Game" is now available on Linux Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the latest installment to the Civilization franchise, developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games. In 2016 it won the "Best Strategy Game" award during The Game Awards annual awards ceremony. We invite you to watch the official launch trailer below, and if the game finished downloading, we'll leave you to enjoy every single minute of it, because, after all, it's the best strategy game we've ever played. Have fun! Source
  7. HITMAN Is Coming to Linux & SteamOS on February 16, Ported by Feral Interactive The complete first season of HITMAN will be ported Yes, you're reading that right, IO Interactive's new HITMAN episodic stealth video game is coming to Linux in a little over a week from the moment of writing this, allowing gamers to become the "ultimate assassin" in the sixth entry of the now very popular Hitman franchise. It's been 17 years since Hitman: Codename 47, the first game in the series, hit the streets back in the year 2000, and HITMAN (2016) is now that latest and greatest installment, released last year in March only for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. And now Feral Interactive will port the complete first season of HITMAN to Linux. "HITMAN is an intense spy thriller that lets you choose your methods of execution. As the cold and mysterious Agent 47, you must cross the world to find and eliminate your targets, from a fugitive banker in the bazaars of Morocco to a bio-weapon engineer on the sunny Italian coast," reads today's announcement. System requirements are yet to be announced The minimum and recommended system requirements are yet to be announced, so we can't tell you now if you should go out and buy a Nvidia or AMD Radeon graphics card for the ultimate HITMAN gaming experience on your Linux box, but rest assured that we'll inform you guys as soon as Feral Interactive drops the news. A mini site for HITMAN port on Linux is also yet to be announced, but, until that happens, you can watch the trailer below to get you started on becoming the "ultimate assassin." Most probably, the game will require a gaming rig boasting an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with at least 8 GB RAM. Agent 47 marks his target: the complete first season of HITMAN is coming to Linux on February 16. Watch the trailer: https://t.co/oNssj1emm8 pic.twitter.com/m24P5VLBvj — Feral Interactive (@feralgames) February 7, 2017 Source
  8. Valve And Game Publishers Face EU Probe For Geo-Blocking, ASUS For Online Price-Fixing Valve, the company behind games distribution platform Steam, is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators. Agreements in place between Valve and five game publishers that implement geo-blocking in titles could breach European competition rules. Valve, alongside Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax, is under investigation to determine whether the practice of restricting access to games and prices based on location is legal. At the same time the European Commission is launching an investigation into ASUS, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer for price manipulation. The investigation into the four electronics manufacturers centers around the fact that the companies restricted the ability of online retailers to set their own pricing for goods. European investigators say: "The effect of these suspected price restrictions may be aggravated due to the use by many online retailers of pricing software that automatically adapts retail prices to those of leading competitors. As a result, the alleged behavior may have had a broader impact on overall online prices for the respective consumer electronics products." Announcing the investigation into geo-blocking, the European Commission says: Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: "E-commerce should give consumers a wider choice of goods and services, as well as the opportunity to make purchases across borders. The three investigations we have opened today focus on practices where we suspect companies are trying to deny these benefits for consumers." The Commission says that the investigations have been launched "on its own initiative", and there is no word on how long they may take to complete. Source
  9. Just ahead of the weekend Valve released a new Steam Client with a number of worthwhile user friendly tweaks and changes. Many Steam users will just accept these updates without reading through the reams of release notes, but if you do that you could miss out on some genuinely useful new features of the client. Among the most welcome changes were; easy movement of game folders around your computer drive(s), and more extensive / better controller support. The main changes were as follows: Updated Web control to Chromium v56.0.2924.10 Account email and password wizards are now web based and offer usability and recovery improvements Game install folders can be moved to other Steam Library folders under Properties / Local Files Improved download/update error messages when game files are locked by other programs Improved error message when you fail to install a game and don't have enough disk space due to user quotas Added 'Repair' option for Steam Library Folders to fix Windows user access rights Support for including log files and crash dumps in system reports when submitting some types of help requests The new way of moving game folders is very quick and simple - and available right from the client interface. To move a game's files you just highlight a game in your library and right click it, select 'Properties', then select the 'local files' tab. From there you can choose the 'move install folder' option and navigate to a destination folder. On my system I had to first create a new Steam Library Folder (View>Settings>Downloads) on a different drive to provide drop down menu move options. You are limited to moving one game at a time this way. The client update brought along a good lump of extra controller support too. Valve added XBox 360, Xbox One, and Generic X-Input controller configurator support which it explained "allows all recognized controller types to use the advanced mapping features of the Steam Controller Configurator". Furthermore, support for third party PS4 controllers and flight sticks was added. As with the main client, a series of bug fixes was delivered in the controller support software. You can read more on the Steam community website. View: Original Article
  10. Ubisoft 30th Anniversary Giveaway - 7 Full Version Games June Giveaway: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time July Giveaway: Tom Clancy's: Splinter Cell - Stealth Action Redefined August Giveaway: RAYMAN ORiGiNS September Giveaway: The Crew October Giveaway: Beyond Good & Evil November Giveaway: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon December Giveaway: Assasin's Creed III To celebrate Ubisoft's 30th anniversary, The Ubisoft Club is offering you seven digital PC games. Every month a new game will be revealed and free to download. Then its yours to keep! The event starts this month of June and will end by December. I'll update this thread whenever new games are added to this promo. Links: Offer: UBI 30(Old Link) or UBI 30(New Link) or UBI 30(Direct Link) Note: Limited Period Offer. The offer game of the month will be open only for limited period/time. So, grab the game. Hurry!!! Steps: Visit any of the Offer link "UBI 30(Old Link)" or "UBI 30(New Link)" above. Click on "GET YOUR FREE GAME ON PC NOW". Optional: You can visit the Offer link "UBI 30(Direct Link)". Select the checkbox "for game age rating" and then click "GET THE GAME NOW" If you already have account, then login. To create a new account, click on "CREATE A UPLAY ACCOUNT". Note: You can't choose country as it is locked. Also, check your mail for email verification once you create account. Now the game is yours! However, it's available in your Uplay PC games library where you can download and play it now! Download Instruction and Info: Download Uplay PC Using the UPlay PC application you can download and install the game. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time[Size: 1601.15 MB]. Tom Clancy's: Splinter Cell - Stealth Action Redefined[Size: 1970.68 MB]. RAYMAN ORiGiNS[Size: 2712.75 MB]. The Crew[Size: 25 GB]. Beyond Good & Evil[Size: 1955.26 MB]. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon[Size: 3090.24 MB]. Assasin's Creed III[Size: 15636.8 MB].
  11. Logitech has launched a new gaming mouse at the more affordable end of the market. The new G203 Prodigy is an ambidextrous rodent that leverages classic Logitech industrial design (G100s influenced) but adds some pizzazz with RGB lighting. Despite its budget leaning, the G203 Prodigy features a 1000Hz USB report rate, a 'cutting edge sensor', six programmable buttons, onboard memory, an ARM microprocessor, and advanced button tensioning. The new G203 Prodigy employs Logitech's in-house designed "manufactured in Switzerland" sensor which offers tracking speeds from 200 - 6,000dpi. It can track speeds beyond 200ips and acceleration beyond 25G. On the fly DPI shifting is available to switch between four settings - configurable via the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS). Logitech claims that the 1000Hz (1ms) USB report rate is up to 8x faster than standard mice. This is an important parameter for timely hand to screen movement actions. Logitech's G203 Prodigy offers two levels of programmability; the RGB lighting frills and the buttons. For the lighting you can use LGS to access over 300 game profiles and "intelligent illumination" that responds to your in-game actions. More practically, you can use LGS to configure any of the 6 buttons of the mouse to simplify in-game actions. Thanks to the on-board memory, once these lighting and control parameters are set the mouse remembers the settings and can be used on another PC without LGS and without forgetting your customisations. Further key specs of the Logitech G203 Prodigy are; its left/right buttons are rated for 10 million clicks, its feet are rated for 250Km mouse mat (not sandpaper) travel, it measures 117 x 62 x 38mm, weighs 85g, and includes a 2m connector cable. The G203 costs $39.99 in the US or €44.99 in Europe and is orderable online now. View: Original Article
  12. Canonical: 2017 Will See a Mir 1.0 Release, Plans to Implement Vulkan Support 2016 was a good year for Mir, says the company behind Ubuntu As most of you are aware, Canonical develops its own display server for Ubuntu, called Mir, which, in some ways, is similar to the X.Org Server and Wayland technologies. While Ubuntu on the desktop still uses X.Org Server's components, Mir is currently heavily tested for the Unity 8 user interface that Canonical plans on implementing by default for future releases of Ubuntu Linux, for desktops. However, until now, Mir has only been successfully deployed on mobile devices, powering the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system used in various official and unofficial Ubuntu Phone and Tablets. According to Alan Griffiths, Software Engineer at Canonical, 2016 was a great year for Mir, and in 2017 the company plans on releasing the 1.0 milestone of the display server, which should implement the long-anticipated Vulkan support. "2017 will see a cleanup of our "toolkit" API and better support for "platform" plugin modules," said Griffiths. "We will then be working on upstreaming our Mesa patch. That will allow us to release our (currently experimental) Vulkan support." Canonical is working on reducing latency for Mir Canonical worked very hard in 2016 to improve its Mir display server by enabling a client-side toolkit, application, or library to work on Mir, as well as to upstream Mir support into GTK+ 3, Qt, SDL2, and Kodi. They also managed to create Mir Abstraction Layer and released MirAL 1.0, but for 2017 the company plans on enabling Mir on new platforms, upstream their Mesa patch, and enable Mir on a new graphics API, such as Vulkan. Canonical is now working on reducing latency for Mir, and hops that 2017 will be the year when Mir becomes mature enough to be used on desktops, powering the next-generation Unity 8 display server. At the moment, the company did not reveal the exact date when Mir 1.0 will see the light of day, so we can only guess that it could launch sometime around the release of Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), in mid-April, when they'll prepare for Ubuntu 17.10. Source
  13. It’s Time to Ditch Skype and TeamSpeak, Discord Launches Its App for Linux Users The app is now available for Ubuntu Linux and other distros Linux was the missing piece for them to achieve full status and offer their services across all major platforms, both on desktop and mobile. Discord is currently available for Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows, but you can also use it directly from the Web, using a compatible web browser. The app appears to be a direct competitor to Microsoft's Skype VoIP client, as well as the well-known TeamSpeak voice communication platform. It offers a wide range of features, including IP and DDoS protection, in-game overlay, smart push notifications, individual volume control, support for multiple channels, and a modern text chat. Other noteworthy features of Discord include support for codecs, permissions, and custom keyboard shortcuts, a direct messaging system and friends list. It also promises to keep the CPU usage as minimal as possible, offering low latency support for audio and automatic failover functionality. Install Discord on Ubuntu now The first stable release of the official Discord app for Linux systems, versioned 0.0.1, is currently available for download as a binary package for Debian and Ubuntu-based distributions, such as Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, etc. However, to install it, you'll need to have a 64-bit installation. There's also a source tarball available for download in case you're not running an operating system based on Debian or Ubuntu, but you'll have to compile it. It appears that Discord 0.0.1 already made its way into the Arch Linux AUR repositories, and it's coming soon to Solus, too. Other distros may add Discord to their repositories in the coming weeks. Stoked to announce our super sick app for LINUX. Chris was massaging this for ages but it's like super sick now https://t.co/hQtQpZO95c pic.twitter.com/lVyDkBD3cN — Discord (@discordapp) January 11, 2017 Source
  14. Valve Finally Makes Steam Work Out-of-the-Box with Open-Source Graphics Drivers Also introduces idle detection and updates the Vulkan loader The new Steam Client Beta update brings quite a lot of changes (see them all in the changelog attached at the end of the story), but we're very interested in the Linux ones, which appears to let Steam work out-of-the-box with open-source graphics drivers on various modern GNU/Linux distributions, while implementing a new setting for older ones to improve the interaction between Steam's runtime and system's host libraries. "Improved interactions between the Steam runtime and host distribution libraries, which should let Steam work out of the box with open-source graphics drivers on modern distributions. If using an older distribution or running into problems, use STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=0 to revert to previous behavior," reads the release notes. Vulkan loader updated to enable Xlib support, idle detection added Additionally, Valve implemented idle detection for Linux platforms, automatically switching the friend status in the built-in chat to Away/Snooze when you're not at pressing any buttons on your PC, improves keyboard and mice support for Vulkan apps when using the Overlay, as well as the Vulkan loader to enable Xlib support. It also looks like the close-to-tray behavior is now unified with other platforms besides Steam OS. Users can now use the "STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE=0" setting to force the Steam Client to close to tray on GNU/Linux distributions that don't offer a proper system tray area. Other than that, the new Steam Client Beta update addresses some DRI3-related crashes with open-source graphics drivers by shipping with an updated libxcb library, and adds a bunch of Steam Controller improvements. All these goodies and much more are coming soon to the Steam Client when a new stable build will be released. Again, you can view all the improvements in the changelog attached below, and if you can't wait until the new stable version arrives, you can switch right now to the Beta channel in the General section of the Setting dialog, but please try to keep in mind that this is a pre-release build. Steam Client Beta Changelog: Source
  15. Cheatbook-Database 2016 + Updates CheatBook DataBase 2016 - The encyclopedia of game cheats. A die hard gamer would get pissed if they saw someone using cheats and walkthroughs in games, but you have to agree, sometimes little hint or the "God Mode" becomes necessary to beat a particularly hard part of the game. If you're an avid gamer and want a few extra weapons and tools the survive the game, CheatBook DataBase is exactly the resource you would want. - Find even secrets here. Cheatbook-Database - Games, Cheats, Hints, Tips, Walkthroughs, Trainer and Cheat Codes... Cheatbook-DataBase 2016 is a cheats code tracker that makes hints, Tricks, Tips and cheats (for PC, Walkthroughs, Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Sega, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, DVD, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy Color, N-Gage, Nintendo DS, XBox, XBox 360, XBox One, iPhone, Gamecube, Dreamcast, Super Nintendo, Wii, Wii U, Sony PSP) easily accessible from one central location. If you're an avid gamer and want a few extra weapons or lives to survive until the next level, this freeware cheat database can come to the rescue. Covering more than 23.150 Games Cheats, this database represents all genres and focuses on recent releases. Games are listed alphabetically in the left-hand window. When you click on a game name, the relevant cheat is displayed in a editor window, with convenient buttons that let you print the selection or save any changes you've made. In the latest past many users of the CheatBook-DataBase and readers of the monthly being published magazine have sent to us small error messages and suggestions for improvement again and again. First of all we say "Thank you very much!" to all of you! Due to this assistance and the permanent sending in of new and revised cheats the Cheatbook is ever increasing and becoming more and more voluminous. Release date: January 10, 2016. Update Release: December 31, 2016. All Cheats inside from the first CHEATBOOK January 1998 until today Supported Operating Systems: Cheatbook-DataBase 2016 is Freeware for Win95/ 98/ 2000/ NT/ XP/ Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10. Screenshots: Installation: Main Program: Unzip the ZIP package. Optionally read "readme.txt" Run "setup-Cheatbook-Database2016.exe" Follow the prompts. Updates: Unzip the ZIP package. Optionally read "readme.txt" Run "cheatbooksetup.exe" It'll extract and open a folder. First instance, it'll auto install, just click on "Direct Update". Note: If you use Vista & later, post first install, when asked for uninstall dialog, cancel it and run the file named "Cheatbook 0x.2016" or "Cheatbook 0x.2017" with admin prompts. To check the installation: Open Cheatbook Database 2016 Main program and click "Update" from Menu and Click on "Update infos". If properly installed, the installed month's issue should show "Green". Repeat the checking with "Run as Administrator" on Main program. It should show Green too. If not repeat the issue install as mentioned in Step 5. Now, click uninstall from extracted folder and click on "Delete All" to complete installation. Downloads: Cheatbook-Database 2016 - 69 MB: Cheatbook Database 2016 - Main Program Cheatbook Issue - Updates: Jan 2016 - 5.7 MB Feb 2016 - 4.2 MB Mar 2016 - 4.5 MB Apr 2016 - 4.4 MB May 2016 - 4.8 MB Jun 2016 - 5.6 MB July 2016 - 5.8 MB August 2016 - 4.9 MB September 2016 - 6.19 MB October 2016 - 5.9 MB November 2016 - 4.8 MB December 2016 - 3.6 MB January 2017 - 6.2 MB -
  16. Dropbox Comes To Xbox One Dropbox is one of my favorite services -- something I am happy to pay for monthly. There are many cloud storage solutions out there, but I chose it for a very specific reason -- cross-platform compatibility. On a daily basis, I use iOS, Fedora, and Windows 10. Heck, I just ordered one of those fancy new MacBook Pro laptops too. Regardless of the operating system I choose, I know Dropbox will work for me. Today, Dropbox comes to another platform and it is rather exciting. The Xbox One gets an app for the storage platform, letting you view photos and videos. If you own Microsoft's console, and back up your family photos to Dropbox (as I do), you can now easily view them on your big TV screen. How cool is that? "We've made it easy to access all of your files from your computers, phones, and tablets. Today, we're bringing Dropbox to the biggest screen in your house with our new app for Xbox One. It’s the first universal Windows app for cloud storage on the gaming console, letting you view and share your photos, videos, and other files from the cloud -- right on your TV", says Dropbox. The company shares the following capabilities of the app. Manage all of your files with a new interface optimized for TVs, using a gamepad or media remote Upload and comment on files, and easily share them with friends Stream your home videos directly from the Dropbox app, without downloading them, saving space on your hard drive As someone who owns an Xbox One -- and has it hooked up in my living room -- this is great news. The next time I have friends or family over, we can view photos and videos without passing around a phone or tablet. This should contribute to a much more communal experience. If you want to give it a go, you can download it on your Xbox One today. Sorry, Xbox 360 owners, it looks like you'll have to sit this one out. Source
  17. Disc Soft reWASD - Full Version Promo by GOTD Overview: Want to have more freedom while connecting Xbox One controller or Xbox Elite to PC? It’s easy. Remap Xbox One controller with reWASD and choose how to play by yourself. Our brand-new gamepad mapper allows reassigning not only buttons, but also works with Xbox Elite paddles that no other app can do. Please note, the programs runs only on Windows 10! Requires Xbox One/One S/ Elite Controller! The best improvement idea will be rewarded with the DAEMON Tools Lite license with advanced features enabled. Please use the IdeaInformer widget to provide your ideas! More Info: Product Homepage Links: Offer: https://www.daemon-tools.cc/cart/buy_check?abbr=rewasd&coupon_code=giveawayoftheday Note: Limited Period Offer. Offer ends in 24 hours. Win 10 Only! The program is available for $6.00, but it will be free as a time-limited offer. Current Status: Open. Downloads: http://www.rewasd.com/download
  18. Steam Controller Works Again with Older Udev Rules in Latest Steam Client Beta Upgrade your rules to allow Steam to access /dev/hidraw* The fact of the matter is that there's only once change in today's Steam Client Beta release for the day of December 9, 2016, and it makes the Steam Controller device work again with the older udev rules. To support future functionalities of the Steam Controller, which Valve is known to implement all the time to make it the best gaming controller for Steam users, the company recommends upgrading the rules to allow Steam to access /dev/hidraw*. "The Steam Controller works again with the older udev rules - upgrading your rules to allow Steam access to /dev/hidraw* is recommended for future feature support: http://steamcommunity.com/app/353370/discussions/0/490123197956024380/," reads the announcement. In-Home Streaming now supports NvFBC with the latest Nvidia video driver As mentioned before, this is the fourth Steam Client Beta update released this week, and the other three brought some interesting features as well, such as support for the NvFBC capture method with the latest Nvidia graphics driver to the In-Home Streaming feature in the Steam Client Beta update for December 7. SteamVR received attention as well in the December 7 Steam Client Beta update, improving the navigation when using the Steam dashboard with the Oculus Touch controller, and it looks like the December 8 Steam Client Beta update fixed a hang at startup if a controller is connected. Lastly, the Steam Client Beta update for December 5, 2016, improved the Web control functionality to fix a SSL loading failure, addressed various XAudio2 games that failed to create audio devices when launched, and fixed Camera Popping when attempting to mode shift the Camera input on games that are natively supported. Source
  19. Bus-Simulator 2012 & Jack Keane(Gold Edition) - Full Version Games Promo by Heise.de & McGame Links: Offer: https://www.mcgame.com/apromo/nikolaus/2784cec9eb4d37ee32bfe6da75ce209d Note: Limited Period Offer. Current Status - Open. Steps: Visit the above promotional page. Note: Offer page in German. However, the games are Multi-language. Click on the product detail page [Bus-Simulator 2012 - Translated], [Jack Keane(Gold Edition) - Translated] and click on the "Kaufen für 9,99 €" Button. Note: The translated page is only for Game Description and you can't use the translated page to buy. In the next step, under "Gutschein einlösen" enter the discount code "nikolaus" and click "Gutschein einlösen" button, the regular price changes to 0.00 €. Now, click on "zur Kasse" button. Create New Account/Login and can continue with the order process. Visit your account and Download the free game from library. Note: Repeat the steps for the second game. The discount code is valid for both games. For questions, reach our Partner at any time through Live Chat or via email to [email protected] More Advent Kalender Giveaways:
  20. Random Steam Keys (Full Version) - Full Version Steam Games Promo by Chip.de Links: Offer: http://www.chip.de/downloads/Random-Steam-Key-Vollversion_99958686.html Note: Limited Period Offer. The first 40,000 CHIP-reader will receive a random game completely free of charge. Current Status - Open. Steps - Software to Get Steam Key: Steps - Redeem on Steam: To be able to Key in to Steam to redeem, you must first have a user account on the game platform. You can create an account or login using Steam - Official Website. In addition, the Steam Client must be installed on your System. You can download from the below. After launching the Client, you will be able to redeem the Key: Once you have installed the Steam client, launch the client and enter your login credentials. When you are logged into your account, click the button in the bottom left corner that says "+ ADD A GAME…" to register the product key to your account. Note: YOU CAN ONLY REGISTER STEAM KEYS THROUGH THE STEAM PROGRAM, NOT THE WEBSITE! THERE IS NO "+ADD A GAME..." ON THE STEAM WEBSITE ANYWHERE! In the pop-up window, select the "Activate a Product on Steam" option. This will open up a new window. Follow the prompts, and paste or enter the numerical key you copied from your download page into the "Product Code" field. Hit "NEXT>." If your key is valid, Steam will accept it and you will be taken to your library where you will be able to download and play your newly registered game! Note: If the key extends beyond the reach of the key field on your download page, simply double-click inside the field to select the whole key. This way, regardless of how much of the key looks to be cut off, you will copy the whole thing! From your LIBRARY tab you can see all games registered to your Steam account. You can then select a game and it will bring up a splash page with a large INSTALL button you can click on to install your games. Once your games are installed, the Install button will change to a PLAY button! And that's how register your product keys to Steam! Hopefully this information will help so you can get right to playing your game! Optional Guide and Troubleshoot: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-WUSF-3601 Downloads: Giveaway - Installer[Chip.de] From the giveaway promo page, click on blue button "Download Vollversion" and then click on ">> Download-Server CHIP Online" to initiate the download. Steam Client: Linux: https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb Win: https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/SteamSetup.exe Mac: https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.dmg More Advent Kalender Giveaways:
  21. Mesa 12.0.4 Promises 15% Performance Boost for Radeon Users on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS It's also coming soon to Ubuntu 16.10 users The Mesa 3D Graphics Library is a unique open-source implementation of the OpenGL graphics API for Linux-based operating systems, and it includes drivers for Intel, Radeon, and Nvidia graphics cards. But it looks like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was shipping with a pretty old version of Mesa. "[Ubuntu] 16.04 shipped with 11.2.0 so it’s a slightly bigger update there, while yakkety is already on 12.0.3 but the new version should give radeon users a 15% performance boost in certain games with complex shaders," explained Timo Aaltonen, Hardware Enablement, Field Expert Squad Team Lead at Canonical Ltd. Mesa 12.0.4 is coming soon to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10 Therefore, the good news we'd like to share with you today is that Mesa 12.0.4 3D Graphics Library, which is currently the most advanced release of the Mesa 12.0 series, is coming soon to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 16.10, promising a 15% performance boost for AMD Radeon graphics cards. But before it lands in the stable repos of the latest Ubuntu releases, it needs to be thoroughly tested. Therefore, users are invited by Timo Aaltonen to give Mesa 12.0.4 a spin by adding his PPA (Personal Package Archive) using the commands listed below in the Terminal app and report if it works or not with their GPU. Intel Skylake seems to work well with Mesa 12.0.4, according to the developer. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tjaalton/test sudo apt-get update Source
  22. A Linux Based Modular Gaming Console To Run Windows Games A modular console with high-end PC config that runs Windows games on Linux based OS. What else can you ask for? What’s the Achilles’ heel for Linux users? Let me point that out for you. It’s gaming on Linux. Don’t get me wrong. Gaming on Linux has improved significantly in recent years, thanks to the effort of companies like Steam, Feral Interactive and GOG.com. We even have Linux distributions specifically for gaming. In addition to that. Steam has launched its own gaming console range in the form of Steam Machines. These gaming consoles are basically PC hidden inside the casket of a gaming console. But even with all these, gaming on Linux nowhere close to gaming on Windows. Can this scenario be changed? Meet Project Novatio : A hybrid gaming console and PC Things don’t improve by itself, one has to make the effort. This motto resulted in the birth of Project Novatio. A brainchild of hardcore gamers and Linux lovers who want to bring them together. So what exactly is Project Novatio? It’s an upcoming project, based in Italy, that is working on a modular gaming console. This console will run a custom Linux distribution called NovOS and it will be ‘able to play all Steam games, including the Windows ones’, claims Project engineer Samuele Bagalà. The concept is very similar to Steam machine. So you have got a PC inside the body of a console. You might be aware that most hardcore gamers prefer PC over consoles because PCs have better hardware and can be upgraded easily. That’s not possible with consoles. Keeping this in mind, Project Novatio will provide a modular console. This means that you can easily customize your console by swapping its parts and upgrading it as per your desire and need. This gives Novatio an edge over the other consoles because Novatio has the configuration of a high-end gaming PC which can be easily upgraded in future. Modular console lets you upgrade parts How can it play Windows games on a Linux OS? That’s the biggest claim made by Project Novatio. And I know you would be curious to know exactly how can they run Windows games on Linux? When I enquired about it, Samuele told me that the Windows games execution is made possible thanks to a chip which is settled on the motherboard that converts the Windows software and fit them to Linux. They are trying to get a patent for it. Novatio features To summarize the features promised in Novatio: Modular console High end PC configuration Custom Linux NovOS Can run all Steam games including Windows ones No support for console games (no PS4 or Xbox games support) Can also be used with Android smartphone as controller When and where to get Novatio console? Not so soon, unfortunately. The project is in starting phase and it needs funding. Samuele told me that their plan is to start a crowdfunding campaign soon. Once they get enough money, they might ship some early prototypes to selected users by mid-2017. By end of the year 2017, it will be available for general public. A modular console with high-end PC config that runs Windows games on Linux based OS. If this device actually makes it to the market, it does have the potential to be a game-changer. What do you think? Source
  23. Aiseesoft Screen Recorder - 1 Year[365 Days] Promo Overview: Aiseesoft Screen Recorder is the easiest screen recorder with the best video/audio recording function. It will capture any video or audio on your computer and save them in high quality. You can use this app to record online movies and radio, make video tutorials, capture games, record webcam videos, make captures and save songs, etc. Record video with high quality: The screen capture software helps record almost any digital video you want to save. You can use it to grab online videos, capture streaming videos and make video tutorials, etc. Before capturing, you can choose to record in full screen or in customized size. Also you can highlight the cursor movement to make your operation easier to track. With our "Blue-light" real-time HD video encoding technology, it will ensure you excellent image and sound quality. More Info: Product Homepage Links: Offer: http://www.aiseesoft.de/resource/streaming-audio-recorder/ Note: Limited Period Offer. The program is available for $27.30/year, but you can grab it for free as a limited period offer. Current Status: Open. Steps: Visit the offer link above. The page is German. Use translator if you need. Enter name and email in the required fields. Optional: If you don't need newsletter, uncheck the option. Click on Register/Registrieren. Check your email for license key. Activate it ASAP. Downloads: Offline Installer: [Size: 28.8 MB] http://www.aiseesoft.com/downloads/screen-recorder.exe
  24. 30 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS - Full Version Games + Goodies - UBI 30 by Ubisoft Links: Offer: 30 DAYS OF UBI - UBI 30 Note: Limited Period Offer. Offer valid from November 24, 2016 at 09am Central European Time ("CET") and December 23, 2016 at 23:59 pm CET. FAQ: UBI 30 | 30 Days of Giveaways - FAQ More info: Ubisoft Launching 30 Days of Giveaways Giveaway List: Steps: Visit the Offer link "30 DAYS OF UBI - UBI 30" above. Click on "Day 1" to get started. If you already have account, then SIGN IN. To create a new account, click on here and then "CREATE A UBISOfT ACCOUNT". Note: You can't choose country as it is locked. Also, check your mail for email verification once you create account. Follow the instructions to grab the game/goodie for the day! If it is game giveaway, once you grab, it's available in your Uplay PC games library where you can download and play it now! Download Instruction and Info for Game Giveaway: Download Uplay PC - Using the UPlay PC application you can download and install the game. Mobile versions: Download Uplay for iOS Download Uplay for Android
  25. How to Move a Steam Game to Another Drive Without Re-Downloading It Steam offers multiple library folders, and you can choose where you want to install games when you download them. There’s no obvious way to move a game to another drive after the fact, though–but it is possible, without re-downloading the entire thing. This process can save you from downloading tens or even hundreds of gigabytes of game data all over again, just because you got a new SSD and want to move a few games. It’s different from moving an entire Steam library folder and every single game inside it–in this case, we only want to move a few games. RELATED ARTICLE: How to Painlessly Move Your Steam Library to Another Folder or Hard Drive Step One: Create a Second Steam Folder First, you’ll need to make a Steam library folder on the second drive if you haven’t already done so. To do this in Steam, click Steam > Settings. Select the “Downloads” category and click the “Steam Library Folders” button. Click “Add Library Folder”, select the drive you want to create the library folder on, and click “New Folder”. Give it whatever name you like, click “OK”, and then click “Select” to choose the folder you just created. The folder you chose will appear in the Steam Library folders list. You can now close this window. Open File Explorer or Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder you just created. There should be a “steamapps” folder inside the main folder. If there isn’t, right-click inside the Steam folderyou created, select New > Folder, and name it “steamapps” (without quotes). Inside the steamapps folder, right-click, select New > Folder, and name it “common” (without quotes). When you’re done, the folder structure should be: [Your Steam Library Folder]\steamapps\common Step Two: Copy the Game Files to the Second Library You’ll now need to move a game’s files from the first Steam library to the secondary Steam library you just created. Locate the installed game you want to move in your Steam library, right-click it, and select “Properties”. Click over to the “Local Files” tab and click “Browse Local Files”. You’ll be taken to the game’s folder in your main Steam library folder. Click the “common” folder in the address bar to go up a folder. Right-click the game’s folder and select “Copy”. Go back to the Steam library you created earlier, right-click inside the “common” folder, and select “Paste”. Windows will copy the files from your first Steam library to your second Steam library. Wait for the process to complete before continuing. Depending on how large the game is and how fast your drives are, this may take some time. Step Three: “Uninstall” the Game Next, you’ll need to uninstall the game from within Steam. Steam will delete the game’s files from their location in the original Steam library, but the files you copied to the second Steam library won’t be touched. Warning: Be sure to wait for the file copying process to complete before you uninstall the game! To uninstall the game, right-click it in Steam and select “Delete Local Content”. Click “Delete” again to delete the game’s files from your first library. Step Four: “Reinstall” the Game You’ll now need to reinstall the game as if you were re-downloading it–but don’t worry, Steam won’t re-download the game. Locate the game in your Steam library and click the “Install” button. Select the secondary library location where you copied the game’s files earlier under “Choose location for install” and click “Next”. Steam will check the library location and say it’s “discovering existing files” before downloading anything. This will take some time, as Steam is actually inspecting the files on your second drive to find they’re correct and not corrupted. If a few files are missing for whatever reason, Steam will just download those files. It won’t re-download the entire game. You’re done. Steam now considers the game installed in the second library. To move other games, just repeat this process. You can skip the first step and copy more game folders to the “common” folder in the second Steam library you created. Source