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EmuDeck 2.2 adds a new Pegasus Frontend, better Linux support, new emulators

By Liam Dawe,
EmuDeck 2.2 has rolled out, for those of you that want easy install and configuration of emulators across various different systems like Steam Deck, Desktop Linux PCs and more.

Valve release big stable Steam Client update for Steam / Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
After a little while of many Beta releases, Valve has today launched the latest stable update to the Steam Client for Steam Deck and Desktop PCs.

Discord Overlay for Linux v0.7.0 should improve idling and on battery power

By Liam Dawe,
Discover, not to be confused with the KDE Discover software store, is a Discord overlay for Linux and the first update in a while is out now with version 0.7.0.

CrossOver 24 released with Wine 9.0 - plus CodeWeavers still hiring developers

By Liam Dawe,
CodeWeavers have announced the release of CrossOver 24, their application for managing games and applications designed for Windows installed with Wine on Linux and macOS.

EmulationStation Desktop Edition (ES-DE) gets new default look and different font sizes

By Liam Dawe,
EmulationStation Desktop Edition 3.0 is out now and it's gone through a rebrand to simply ES-DE, plus a whole bunch of improvements come with this release.

Heroic Games Launcher v2.13 brings GOG support improvements

By Liam Dawe,
If you want to grab games from GOG on Linux and Steam Deck (or even macOS and Windows), there's some good news for you. The Heroic Games Launcher just released version 2.13 which brings with it their overhaul to GOG support.

Linux gaming performance display MangoHud v0.7.1 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
MangoHud is the fantastic tool you can use to display various amounts of performance information while gaming on Linux, it's also what the Steam Deck uses for the HUD too. A new version 0.7.1 is out now!

NonSteamLaunchers for Steam Deck expands automatic game shortcuts for more stores

By Liam Dawe,
NonSteamLaunchers is a project to help you easily install various external launchers / game stores on Steam Deck like EA App, Battle.net, Amazon, GOG Galaxy, Ubisoft and more. Recent releases have much improved automatic shortcut creation in your Steam Library.

Steam Deck open source Playstation Remote Play app 'chiaki4deck' gets smoother

By Liam Dawe,
A smoother stream, bug fixes and extra features are here for chiaki4deck, the open source Playstation Remote Play client for Steam Deck in the latest release.

OBS Studio 30.1 Beta 1 adds Video Capture Device (PipeWire) source, plus more AV1 support

By Liam Dawe,
A fresh Beta is available for the video recording and livestreaming app OBS Studio, with OBS Studio 30.1 Beta 1 bringing various new features and fixes.

Flathub now has over one million active users

By Liam Dawe,
Ah, Linux, you gotta love it right? There's numerous different ways to do the same thing. One of those that people like to argue about is packaging and how to install things on Linux. Flathub with Flatpaks at least seem to be popular and it keeps growing.

Roblox now helping fund Blender development

By Liam Dawe,
Blender continues to be a true massive success story for open source, pulling in funding from all sorts of big names and now even Roblox is helping to fund it.

PlayStation Remote Play for Steam Deck 'chiaki4deck' update fixes framepacing issues

By Liam Dawe,
It seems the recent 1.6.0 release of chiaki4deck, the PlayStation Remote Play app for Steam Deck had some issues with performance that v1.6.2 should now solve.

Valve seeing increasing bug reports due to Steam Snap - other methods recommended

By Liam Dawe,
Canonical announced some time ago their Steam Snap which was promoted as stable with Ubuntu 23.04, as they continue to push their own packaging format with Snap but it seems this has been causing problems for Valve.

NonSteamLaunchers for other stores on Steam Deck adds automatic game shortcuts

By Liam Dawe,
NonSteamLaunchers is an application I showed off a while ago, that gives you a helping hand in installing other game stores and launchers on Steam Deck. The latest update, version 3.2, adds in some really useful helpful features.

PlayStation Remote Play app for Steam Deck 'chiaki4deck' can now put the system to sleep

By Liam Dawe,
Just recently the open source PlayStation Remote Play app for Steam Deck, chiaki4deck, got a big update but it came with a few issues that needed solving and a new v1.6.1 is out now. Plus a fun new feature was added.

Open source PlayStation Remote Play app for Steam Deck 'chiaki4deck' gets a big upgrade

By Liam Dawe,
Want to do some Remote Play from a PlayStation onto a Steam Deck? The unofficial community-made chiaki4deck is exactly what you want, and the latest release brings some great sounding enhancements to make it easier to use.

Lutris game manager v0.5.15 brings lots of overall improvements for game installs

By Liam Dawe,
Lutris is a game manager and helpful game installer for Steam Deck and Desktop Linux that brings together your game library from Steam, Humble Bundle, GOG, EA, Emulators and more. The latest release has improvements across the whole app to make it smoother.

Heroic Games Launcher v2.12.0 brings lots of improvements and some fun experiments

By Liam Dawe,
Heroic Games Launcher is the best way to manage games from Epic Games, GOG and Amazon on Linux and Steam Deck and Heroic Games Launcher v2.12.0 is out now. This new release brings with it a whole bunch of improvements across the entire app.

ProtonUp-Qt v2.9.1 released for easy compatibility tool installs on Linux / Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
ProtonUp-Qt is an essential tool to help you install and manage GE-Proton, Luxtorpeda, Wine-GE and more for Steam, Heroic and Lutris for Linux desktop and Steam Deck.
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