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Cake day: May 10th, 2024

  • I wasn’t aware that odysse was originally a crypto video sharing platform, I thought it operated more like YouTube.

    Hey mate, It’s not exactly a crypto video sharing platform, but it does incorporate crypto in how it operates. Odysee isn’t the blockchain itself, it’s a website frontend for the blockchain, which has previously always been the LBRY network. How it works is that you would receive small amounts of LBC (LBRY coins) for watching some content. You can than use the earned currency to upload videos and articles onto the platform, and it can be boosted by other peoples channel donations to support individual content creators, which are optionally either more LBC or using traditional fiat currency if you so choose. I know it’s very easy to upload stuff because I have my own channel, you practically aren’t even paying for it since you can upload a video for as little at 0.0001 LBC. My understanding is that they’re moving away from LBRY and towards Arweave, though I’ve not looked at the FAQ yet (linked below). If you check their channel, they posted more a lot of info at the same time as this video. The Odysee community has been waiting for details on an announced update for a few weeks.

    The Future of Odysee (Article)

    FAQ concerning Odysee’s new tech

  • Yeah, I’m on Linux too, and you’re right that GOG isn’t as convenient as Steam on Linux, but you don’t have to mess around with bottles to get them working. Heroic Games Launcher is excellent and has Wine and Proton built in, so installing GOG games and playing them through that is almost as convenient as playing through Steam on Linux.

    I find that compared to Steam, I have to tinker slightly more often than Steam to get them working; otherwise, most games install and play perfectly just like on Steam. There’s an official GOG client called GOG Galaxy, but it’s only on Windows and Mac, so third-party launchers like Heroic are the best options on Linux. Plus, somewhat recently GOG officially partnered with Heroic Games Launcher which improved the compatibility quite a bit. There’s no achievement support in Heroic yet, but they are working on the feature for it, as far as I’m aware.

    I can’t remember where the option is, but you can also add the GOG games from your library in Heroic to Steam as a non-steam game.

    As for sales, like I was saying before, the sales across GOG and Steam seem to be very similar to each other, having the same price cuts at the same time as each other.

    One thing to be weary of when buying games from GOG on Linux is when you buy games that are playable online, such as No Man’s Sky and Divinity: Original Sin II. These games rely on GOG Galaxy to connect you online, which currently isn’t functional on Heroic Launcher (but may get support in the future). One other thing to note is that occasionally I’ve noticed that a game publisher releases an official Linux port on Steam, but ignores it on GOG. I was disappointment when this happened to me. I bought the whole Metro series in a bundle from GOG, but I only found out afterwards, that on Steam their are actually official Linux ports for the whole trilogy. I use ProtonDB to quickly check which Steam games have Linux ports

  • Yeah, I did have that problem in the past with the comment data being demolished if I transferred the files with said comments onto my NTFS formatted external hard drive, though strangely, I’m still able to manually write a new comment on those files after the transfer.

    In other words, what I find is that transferring a file with a comment from one ext4 drive to another ext4 drive retains the comment data, but transferring it from one ext4 drive to an NTFS drive deletes it, though it still allows me to rewrite a replacement comment regardless.

    I’ve solved my issue by installing Dolphin, which allows me to see the comments now, and updated my post.

  • Thanks so much for all the suggestions. I couldn’t figure out how to use the command because it was giving me errors (which is probably just something I did wrong). But I’ll try to figure that out for the sake of learning.

    What did work for me, was downloading Dolphin (it looks so messes up in Cosmic though, lol) and the comments are absolutely there, thank God! So now I can recover them and I think I’m going to try to find an alternative solution for making these records that works easily across distros (because I don’t plan to stick with Pop! forever)

  • That’s fair. I’m not sure about Ubisoft games in terms of pricing comparisons. But no, most games are the same price on GOG as other places like Steam, though unfortunately GOG doesn’t have regional prices so that may not be the case for you. Some publishers decide to up the price a bit, annoyingly, just because they know that users are willing to pay more.

    Have you not heard of GOG? They only sell games DRM-free, and have similar sales to Steam. Ubisoft particularly don’t seem to like publishing much from the past 10 years though.

    If we’re talking in the realm of privacy, it’s technically better than the other popular PC storefronts because they provide an optional offline installer for the game that, once downloaded, can be preserved into an archive and installed at any later date without internet (and can still be used if the game is taken down from the store). As far as I remember, they collect far less private data too, so that’s a plus. They have a giveaway going on at the moment that ends in 10 hours for an old game called The First Templar if you wanna try out the platform.