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The free and open source retro FPS game engine, GZDoom, has a brand new release available with some big new features.

GZDoom is the game engine that started off life as a simple enhanced port of the Doom engine for modern platforms, since the original release it has massively grown and now powers some pretty interesting games — why reinvent the wheel after all when GZDoom has a lot to offer.

Pictured - Aliens: Eradication running on Linux with GZDoom

With the GZDoom 4.8.0 release they've added:

  • HUD scaling from Raze (Raze is a fork of Build engine games backed by GZDoom tech and combines Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Redneck Rampage, Shadow Warrior and Exhumed/Powerslave in a single package).
  • Menu scale adjustments for ultra-wide aspect ratios.
  • Cut-scene system from Raze.
  • Discord Rich Presence support.
  • Tons of modding improvements and fixes.
  • Performance improvements for both OpenGL and Vulkan.
  • JPEG YCCK decoding support.
  • A finished Hungarian translation.
  • + loads more.
Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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d10sfan Jun 7, 2022
New gzdoom is available with luxtorpeda-dev as well
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