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Playing Prey on Linux in 2018

By Hamish, 14 February 2018 at 9:26 pm UTC (34 Comments)
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.

OBS Studio NDI Plugin for Linux, send video from one Linux PC to another

By RedneckonLinux, 22 January 2018 at 3:56 pm UTC (10 Comments)
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.

Playing Quake 4 on Linux in 2018

By Hamish, 14 January 2018 at 7:31 pm UTC (33 Comments)
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.

Tibia is a free to play MMO that has supported Linux for a long time, fix included for Ubuntu

By liamdawe, 1 December 2017 at 1:41 pm UTC (16 Comments)
Looking for an MMO to play on Linux? Well, Tibia has a Linux version and it's been around for quite a long time.

Playing Doom 3 on Linux in 2017

By Hamish, 31 October 2017 at 6:00 am UTC (35 Comments)
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.

Here's a way to fix the broken water in ARK: Survival Evolved on Linux

By liamdawe, 13 October 2017 at 10:14 am UTC (14 Comments)
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.

Setting a primary monitor for launching games in a dual monitor rig

By scaine, 19 September 2017 at 8:04 pm UTC (38 Comments)
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.

Need to get the data files from a Windows game on Steam? steamget from Icculus can help

By liamdawe, 13 September 2017 at 8:56 pm UTC (11 Comments)
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.

A bunch of Feral Interactive Linux ports may be broken on Arch and others, here's a possible workaround

By liamdawe, 11 September 2017 at 10:15 am UTC (74 Comments)
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.

Verdun is yet another Unity title with broken fullscreen on Linux, here's a quick fix

By liamdawe, 11 August 2017 at 9:21 pm UTC (11 Comments)
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.

Streets of Rogue is another Unity title that's broken with fullscreen, here's a quick fix

By liamdawe, 14 July 2017 at 9:01 am UTC (19 Comments)
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.

Quick tip: Adjusting video clip audio levels in Kdenlive

By liamdawe, 29 June 2017 at 1:40 pm UTC (12 Comments)
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.

You will want to force your CPU into high performance mode for Vulkan games on Linux

By liamdawe, 23 March 2017 at 9:48 am UTC (80 Comments)
There's an interesting issue with certain Linux CPU governors that will actually bring down performance in Vulkan games.

How to livestream from Linux to Twitch, a simple guide to being awesome on Linux

By liamdawe, 7 March 2017 at 7:53 pm UTC (11 Comments)
I’ve had a number of requests to get a guide up on how to livestream from Linux to Twitch. It’s damn easy, so here’s how to do it.

A small tip for anyone working with Kdenlive and large video files

By liamdawe, 23 February 2017 at 5:27 pm UTC (12 Comments)
This is likely something many of you who edit videos frequently already know, but here's a small tip for those of you (like me) who aren't massively familiar with all the video editing options available. This tip is about working with large files, like longer or high quality gameplay videos.
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