urn:uuid:79d3c078-4566-5a8f-82f2-d4413df155d7 Topic: Gaming – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-10-05T14:23:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:0e9c97b8-9661-4c7d-a923-1634b0cb23d5 2022-10-05T14:23:00Z 2022-10-05T14:23:00Z A closer look at Steam’s local network cache proxying protocol Valve Software has introduced a new automatic method for caching game downloads on a local proxy server without needing to reconfigure individual Steam clients. <p>There’s no need to waste family game-night time waiting for the same Steam game to download over the internet! All you need is a local caching proxy server. Repeated downloads from a local cache are faster, and you free up your internet bandwidth for other things (like downloading other games). Steam clients will even auto-discover and self-configure to use your local cache.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/steam-lancache-protocol.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:4cf5e669-7327-4332-9875-e504724bb622 2022-04-06T23:45:00Z 2022-04-06T23:45:00Z Everything or Nothing: The missing James Bond theme song The title song to the James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2004) videogame by Mýa was once given away as a promo isn’t part of any digital music catalog. <p>Every now and then I lament about the digital licensing hell that’s constantly eating our shared cultural history. Or maybe I’m just angry at entropy and lack of foresight with digital archiving? None the less, I’d like to talk about a 20-year-old James Bond song you probably haven’t heard before.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/everything-or-nothing.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9099a680-4ab8-48df-9f8a-1f6cac9562bf 2021-12-14T15:24:00Z 2021-12-14T15:24:00Z PlanetSide 2 is now available on Linux My favorite online multiplayer game is finally available on Linux. Goodbye Windows! <p>PlanetSide 2 (PS2) is a free-to-play/pay-to-customize massively multiplayer online first-person shooter game. It was released for Windows in 2012 and three years later for PlayStation 4 in 2015. Now, nine years later, it’s debuting on Linux through the Proton Compatibility layer in Steam.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/planetside2-on-linux.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:00fa764c-b337-464b-bfd3-baef40d664aa 2021-12-01T09:15:00Z 2021-12-01T09:15:00Z Why Windows failed to display Microsoft and Xbox sign-in dialogs Windows 10 just didn’t open the Microsoft Account (or Xbox) login dialogs. No logs or errors. Legacy program compatibility can be both a blessing and a curse. <p>For about a year, I couldn’t use any Windows 10 apps or Xbox games that required me to sign in with a Microsoft Account. I also couldn’t add any email or other online accounts to my Windows account. For whatever reason, all the Microsoft Accounts Control and Windows Web Account Provider dialog windows refused to open.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/missing-msaccounts-control-dialogs.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:699bf589-dd82-4bbd-aa00-5476050f391b 2021-10-18T11:48:00Z 2021-10-18T11:48:00Z Timberborn: a cute beaver colony sim with an unrewarding late game The post-apocalyptic lumberpunk beaver colony simulator is delightful and cute. Plenty of replay value, but there are no new challenges in the late game stages. <p>I love colony simulation games like RimWorld, Patron, and Surviving Mars; and I’ve sunk way too many hours into these games. My latest obsession is Timberborn — a <em>vertical city builder</em> inhabited by intelligent beavers that have inherited the Earth after humans are long gone.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-timberborn-colonysim.html">Read more …</a></p>