Here is a look back some of the most popular articles on GamingOnLinux for June 2021, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past month for Linux gaming, open source and other general Linux news that we cover!
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Here's what was popular with our readers:
- Looks like a possible Valve Index 2 will make their VR kit go wireless
- Thanks to a new patent that went public on June 17, we can see a little more behind the scenes work on what Valve has planned for their next VR kit with what could be a Valve Index 2.
- NVIDIA DLSS coming to Proton, plus GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti announced and NVIDIA 470.42.01 for Linux adds DLSS for Proton, Xwayland, asynchronous reprojection
- NVIDIA did a big splash at Computex 2021 with the expected announcement of two new top-end GPUs and quite a big surprise for Linux gaming with the official inclusion of NVIDIA DLSS for Proton.
- Left 4 Dead 2 updated with Vulkan support thanks to DXVK
- We've only just seen a new release of the Direct3D to Vulkan translation layer DXVK, and now it's powering Left 4 Dead 2 with a fresh free upgrade out now.
- What we want to see from the possible SteamPal handheld from Valve
- You've all seen the rumours by now, and apparent confirmation from Ars that Valve has been working on the SteamPal, a Linux powered handheld that could be released this year. Here's a short list of what we want from it.
- Hollow Knight gets Vulkan on Linux in the new update out now
- After being in Beta since February, Team Cherry have released a free upgrade to Hollow Knight so it should continue running nicely for years to come.
- OpenGL over Vulkan driver Zink gets a huge performance boost
- We heard you like performance and it seems the new OpenGL over Vulkan driver Zink is going to bring some FPS friends whenever the next release lands.
- Loved Celeste? You're going to want to play brain-twisting precision platformer Sunblaze
- Celeste was tough, incredible and beautiful but controller-throwing annoying and Sunblaze sits along nicely beside it now as one of my new favourites.
- Judge upholds $4M damages in the patent case against Valve for the Steam Controller
- Back in February 2021 we wrote an article about how Ironburg Inventions (a subsidiary of Corsair Gaming) were suing Valve for the Steam Controller and Valve has now firmly lost the case.
- Cross-platform open source lighting control OpenRGB has a huge release out with plugins
- OpenRGB is the excellent cross-platform open source application for controlling RGB lighting control that doesn't depend on manufacturer software.
- AMD reveals Ryzen 5000 G-Series desktop APUs, FidelityFX Super Resolution and more
- AMD came out of the gates swinging wildly at Computex 2021 with new chips, new tech and lots more new including: AMD 3D chiplet technology, AMD Ryzen 5000 G-Series desktop APUs, next-gen gaming laptops with their new AMD Radeon 6000M Series Mobile Graphics and their DLSS competitor in FidelityFX Super Resolution.
- KDE Plasma 5.22 is out now with a focus on 'stability and usability' and more Wayland
- Stability and usability are the keys to the new KDE Plasma 5.22 release that's officially available today.
- DOOMBRINGER is a new first-person shooter from veterans of the Doom and Quake communities
- Need a new retro styled FPS? Veterans of the Doom and Quake communities seem to have delivered with DOOMBRINGER.
- Veloren, the free and open source multiplayer voxel RPG has a major release out
- Want to try another quality free and open source game? Veloren is a multiplayer voxel RPG inspired by games such as Cube World, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dwarf Fortress and Minecraft.
- Direct3D 9 / 10 / 11 to Vulkan translation layer DXVK 1.9 is out now
- After a while between major releases, the DXVK project has splashed onto the scene again with a juicy new release ripe for picking with DXVK 1.9 out now.
- Free and open source Settlers II inspired strategy game Widelands 1.0 is out now
- Remember Settlers II? Well, Widelands has been going for a long time as a free and open source game inspired by it and the 1.0 release is out now!
- Dota 2 gets AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, new event and Battle Pass
- Valve have updated Dota 2 with a major new release featuring not only a brand new Battle Pass and a big new event, they also added in AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution.
- AMD releases FidelityFX Super Resolution, source code dropping mid-July
- Today AMD released FidelityFX Super Resolution, their attempt to answer NVIDIA's DLSS and the source code to it is coming soon for developers to look at.
- A busy weekend ahead perhaps? Steam Play Proton 6.3-5 is out now
- Valve announced the latest version of the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer is out now with 6.3-5. Update - 26/06/21: Proton Experimental also saw an update.
- The development release Wine 6.11 is out now, pulls in patch to help Roblox work on Linux
- Another two weeks and another bottle of Wine has been opened. This Wine 6.11 development release pulls in an interesting patch too for Roblox.
- Little Red Dog Games say there's "no reason not to" do Linux versions of games
- Little Red Dog Games developer of Precipice, Deep Sixed and Rogue State Revolution spoke in an interview with Linux hardware vendor System76 about developing games on and for Linux.
- Kalypso Media to reduce pricing on their games as a result of doing well
- Kalypso Media have announced something quite lovely. Since they're doing so well, they've decided that going forward they will be charging less for new and existing games.
- It's been over "20 years in the making", Blender 2.93 LTS is out now
- The Blender team today are making quite the super-effective splash about the Blender 2.93 LTS release mentioning how it's been "20 years in the making".
- The fantastic Linux gaming overlay MangoHud has a new version out
- MangoHud, the all in one solution to show off various performance metrics for Linux gaming, has a brand new version out now with more options.
- There's now a Debian User Repository in the style of the Arch User Repository
- Are you on Debian and keep missing packages or want some of the latest applications on top of your stable system? Say hello to the brand new Debian User Repository in the style of the Arch User Repository.
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What was your favourite Linux and Gaming news through June 2021?