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  1. Seemed like that was for distributing full builds of a newer version, not actually patching the installed game client-side. (While the type of patching people here are talking about doesn't seem to be an option) I think it was more of a project resource constraint. Any time he spent building and QAing a patch process is time not spent on bug fixes. They only had so many people available and a very short window of time.
  2. What a wonderful episode and what a wonderful journey this has been. I can't wait to get my hands on the final build. Thanks to everyone at Double Fine for sharing your story with us.
  3. +1 for this. Even if it's just a silly DLC pack, I'll buy it. There's so much good material floating around their games, it's too good to pass up.
  4. Ah, that's a bummer. That path doesn't seem to be exposed to non-rooted Nexus devices. I can live with restarting on my tablet. I might even farm out the grinding to my kids. ;-)
  5. Google and forum searches are failing me. Does anyone know the location of the save data for MMoJ on Android? I'd like to move my save from my phone to my tablet, but I haven't been able to locate the save anywhere while digging around the file system.
  6. While they're at it, full Google Play Games integration would be pretty sweet as well. :-P
  7. That is awesome. I know what Chrome extension I'm installing in people's browsers at work next time they leave their computers unlocked.
  8. Are you using NVIDIA's drivers, or the nouveau drivers that are installed by default? NVIDIA's drivers can't be included in the default install, so you have to enable them. See this page for more information: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia
  9. The only other place I know if is Amazon, but it's $8.99 there: http://amzn.com/B002V6E7TG EDIT: Fixed link
  10. Double Fine shouldn't post things like this: https://twitter.com/DoubleFine/status/306195922516324352. It causes stirrings in my pants... you know, in the wallet region. I'd love to see as many Double Fine games on as my platforms as possibly (especially Linux and Android). I know lots of others do as well, it's pretty much a dead horse at this point. I've worked in the tech industry long enough that I know that ports aren't free. I'd love to be able to chip in to offset that upfront cost if there was a way to do it. I know the tip jar for Reds is there, but I'd like to donate in a way that specifically says, "I'm really jealous watching my children play Middle Manager of Justice on their iPods" or "Please allow me to gather favor with the Gods of Metal without having to reboot into Windows." Any plans on doing something like this? :-)
  11. If Double Fine plans on having a title for the PS4 at launch or near it, that seriously increases my interest in a PS4. Also, if Kinect Party were to become Move Party, that would be pretty swell. Just sayin'.
  12. Yea, be especially careful using this PPA for drivers & kernels. I've had it break my systems in the past. :-( Might be better to use a pastebin (Ubuntu has one) for posting glxinfo or any other other huge output from shell.
  13. FYI: If you've been playing on Windows and want to pick up where you left off, you can just copy the contents of %APPDATA%\Doublefine\TheCave in Windows and drop them in ~/.local/share/Doublefine/TheCave in Linux. Steam Cloud didn't move my save files over from the Windows version, but I don't think that's specific to The Cave. I don't think it's copied my save games from Windows for any other games either. I've had better luck turning off Steam Cloud and symlinking save directories to a Dropbox folder.
  14. There's always the option of firing up Maniac Mansion in ScummVM. That was the first game Ron did that used this formula. [urll=http://trine-thegame.com/site/]Trine[/url] and Trine 2 do a really good job of giving you puzzles that you need to solve by swapping between three characters, but they are really more traditional action platformers and not adventure games. They're still very good, though!
  15. I loaded up the Steam version and ran around the bunkhouse area without any issues. Then I went and dug out my old Logitech Dual Action gamepad and it worked right out of the box without any configuration. Thanks so much to you guys for sticking with this port and continuing to support it!
  16. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and went with the 13.1 drivers from AMD's website. Now the game runs fine. Other games that I was having problems with like Team Fortress 2 are no longer crashing well, so I think it was just a matter of waiting on AMD to fix some bugs in their drivers. This is the last time I buy a Radeon for a box I plan to run Linux on. :-P
  17. That certainly seems more plausible after seeing this:
  18. jeremywc

    Easter eggs

    I thought the Robot you get the battery from in The Zoo was intended to be Josef from Machinarium, but he's just different enough that I'm not completely sure.
  19. The Linux version was "removed" from Steam, but it was never really there to begin with. Installing it didn't download anything and the launcher just reported Invalid App Config. This is a good page for tracking which games are actually ready to play on Steam for Linux: http://steamlinux.xpaw.ru/
  20. The Cave isn't the Kickstarter adventure game that's being done by Tim, which hasn't finished yet. It's a another game that Ron Gilbert has been working on and has more platforming elements rather than being a more traditional point and click. It's still really good, though! You can buy it on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/221810/
  21. This game is probably my favorite pitch so far! Taking the Roguelike formula and swapping the fantasy theme for Godzilla movies is a stroke of brilliance. I really hope we get to see a prototype!
  22. So, again, I appreciate the the effort, but you're running through a list of generic suggestions with no explanation as to *why* you think they'll work based on some of the data provided. I'm not a fan of the "throw things at a wall and see what sticks" method of troubleshooting. And, honestly, it doesn't sound like your experience with Linux exceeds my own (I have been using it off and on for about 14 years now). I'm actually looking for a direction from Doublefine to get additional support. The support link in the Ubuntu Software Center for the Psychonauts package points to this forum, but I'm pretty sure the port was done by or with assistance from icculus. Would it be better to fill out a bug report on his Bugzilla? EDIT: I found the README in the game directory that suggests doing just that. Bug report has been filed.
  23. While I appreciate the effort, all of the suggestions you made would probably be great on Windows, but don't really apply on Linux. I don't plan on downgrading my drivers, since using the latest packages from my distro's repositories would be the easiest support path for anyone trying to help me. And like most Linux distributions, Ubuntu doesn't ship with any antivirus or personal firewalls.
  24. I was wondering if anyone has been able to get the Humble Bundle Linux build of Psychonauts running on Ubuntu 12.10. I was able to launch and play on 12.04 without any issues that I recall, but since I've upgraded I can't get it to run at all. The program launches for a few seconds with a black screen and then closes. I've tried both the installer on the Humble Bundle website and the package from Ubuntu's repositories and gotten the same results. I have a Radeon 6950 and I'm using the fglrx-updates packages for my video drivers. Relevant info I could think of is below. Also, the output from when I run the program from shell is available here: http://ubuntuone.com/6zJAQJQtsuVyphy4iuaXfE jeremywc@enterprise:~$ lspci | grep VGA 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cayman PRO [Radeon HD 6950] jeremywc@enterprise:~$ fglrxinfo display: :0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series OpenGL version string: 4.2.11903 Compatibility Profile Context Any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated. :-)
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