Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
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Primary Buffer Panel
- 🖥️ Full 5760x1200 on triple head setup
- 🕹️ X52 Pro as joystick
- 🕹️ Primary Buffer Panel as keyboard
- 🎧 Head tracking
- 🔧 Multi-function display
- 🚦 Blinken lights
Diaspora: Shattered Armistice is a freeware space sim based on the
Battlestar Galactica show - and as old
BSG fan I just have to play this from time to time. A native
Linux version exists but it’s so old that I run into several walls compiling it and simply went with the last pre-build
Windows release in the end launching it via
Sadly it does only support one joystick so my
Primary Buffer Panel has to act as a keyoard. There is also the issue that the
GUI gets stretched weirdly with a ultra wide resolution but it does start and play alright. I’m hoping to come back to this one day and find out how to connect my blinken lights at least.
Like most games does this one also not detect a screen layout but only the primary display on a Linux PC so it won’t offer the maximum resolution possible e.g. with a triple head setup 🖥️🖥️🖥️. This can be worked around in multiple ways, e.g. with configuring a virtual desktop in the
WINEPREFIX, by adding a virtual monitor to the system or simply by making use of
SteamOS session compositing window manager.
Here is an example how games may be started from
Steam by adding the following commands to the start parameters (That’s basically the same for e.g.
gamescope -h 1200 -w 5760 -H 1200 -W 5760 -b -e – %command%
This is not needed if only one monitor is used for gaming.