After updating to Ubuntu 18.10 today I noticed that a lot of games were either crashing, not detecting my Steam Controller or detecting it as a second player. Here's a fix.
I'm sure many of you will be aware by now that the Unity game engine has suffered problems with Linux support lately. One of those issues to do with keyboard input does actually have a workaround. UPDATE: See the bottom.
Continuing on from my previous articles on how to get both Doom 3 and Quake 4 running on modern Linux systems, I felt the time was right to look at Prey, another id Tech 4 based game with a native Linux port. It did not take me long to discover that the main issue people were likely to run into with Prey had nothing to do with the game itself.
NDI for OBS is a plugin that allows you to send video from 1 PC that has OBS installed to another PC running OBS with the plugin installed.
Having already gone to the trouble of getting the original Doom 3 binary working on my modern Arch Linux system a few months back, it made me wonder just how much effort it would take to get the closed source Quake 4 port up and running again as well.
Looking for an MMO to play on Linux? Well, Tibia has a Linux version and it's been around for quite a long time.
With the release of the source code to both Doom 3 and the later BFG Edition, there now exists three options for Linux users wanting to play the game. Having gone through Doom 3 again, I decided it was time for me to compare them and give my thoughts on both the game and which of the three versions are best for Linux users in 2017.
The water in ARK: Survival Evolved is broken on certain maps, instead of water you see some horrible plain brown texture. It seems the developers have finally acknowledged it and here's a temp fix.
If you have two monitors, launching games can be a bit hit or miss as to where they end up. Here's a way that you might take some of the pain out of simple gaming on a dual monitor set up.
Sometimes you might need the Windows game files from a game on Steam, possibly for running it in an open source game engine that supports Linux. It can usually be tricky, but a little script called "steamget" from Icculus can help.
It seems an update of glibc has caused a bunch of Linux ports from Feral Interactive to be broken. Here's a possible workaround for now.
Sadly another game that updated to a version of Unity that had the fullscreen bug on Linux is Verdun, so here's a reminder of the quick fix.
Like other games that have updated their version of Unity, Streets of Rogue will now get no input in fullscreen. Here's a quick fix you can do.
Kdenlive is a pretty fantastic tool for making videos. The more I use it, the more I really appreciate how powerful it is. Here's a quick tip for anyone wanting to edit videos, showing how to adjust volume in different sections of a clip.
There's an interesting issue with certain Linux CPU governors that will actually bring down performance in Vulkan games.