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Ray Tracing on Linux with AMD GPUs gets closer with multiple games working

By Liam Dawe,
While Ray Tracing has worked on Linux for a long time with NVIDIA, the situation with Mesa+AMD is still being worked out but the good news is that it's all finally coming together.

The Humble Be the Bad Guy Bundle has Dungeons 3, Postal and more

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for a another set of games to get you through the week? The Humble Be the Bad Guy Bundle is out now with some goodies to get into if you like to be on the other side.

Couch gaming Linux distribution ChimeraOS has a new release

By Liam Dawe,
ChimeraOS (originally GamerOS) is a big-screen Linux gaming experience designed for couch gaming (think like SteamOS) and there's a brand new release available.

RetroArch gets a Steam release bringing emulation to even more gamers

By Liam Dawe,
While it might not be the first application to provide emulation on Steam it's probably one of the biggest projects as RetroArch is not a single emulator. Instead, it provides a tidy user interface to get lots of different emulators, as well as play media and all sorts.

Steam Deck dev-kits are on the move Valve say, as some already have it

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has given a short update on the dev-kits for the upcoming Linux powered handheld Steam Deck, with more developers being able to get their hands on it soon.

The new work on futex2 from Collabora to improve Linux gaming and Proton has third attempt

By Liam Dawe,
It seems the ongoing saga of getting the futex2 work into the Linux Kernel, which is supposed to help Linux gaming and Steam Play Proton, has another attempt up.

Zink driver for OpenGL over Vulkan adds more game support like Metro: Last Light

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Mike Blumenkrantz has continued hacking away on the Zink driver, that provides OpenGL over Vulkan to ensure it works with even more games.

GameMaker Studio 2 update released to bring forth the Ubuntu Linux editor Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Back in early August we wrote about how YoYo Games were introducing the GameMaker Studio 2 editor for Linux, well as of the latest official update the Beta is actually out.

xrdesktop for turning your desktop into a VR space had a productive Summer

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora has given an update on the working going into xrdesktop, the free and open source project that turns your desktop into a VR space and allows you to layer windows on top of others.

Steam has turned 18 years old and PC gaming has never been the same since

By Liam Dawe,
It's truly hard to imagine just how much Valve managed to change what PC gaming is thanks to Steam. On September 12, the Steam client celebrated 18 years.

Wine development release 6.17 is out with continued work for the GDI syscall interface

By Liam Dawe,
Here we are again time to stop and re-wine. Another development release of the Wine compatibility layer has become available with Wine 6.17 having the bottle popped open today.

Input mapping tool AntiMicroX 3.1.7 is out with improved Wayland support

By Liam Dawe,
AntiMicroX (a continuation of AntiMicro) for mapping gamepad keys to keyboard, mouse, scripts and macros has a new release out with version 3.1.7.

Open source in games: How to save your studio time and effort

By Liam Dawe,
At the Game Developers Conference 2021, multiple developers from Red Hat attended and gave a talk titled "Open source in games: How to save your studio time and effort".

PS4 emulator Spine gets a new demo release

By Liam Dawe,
Spine is an upcoming PlayStation 4 emulator that's currently closed-source while it's under heavy development. It's also currently only available for Linux.

AMD shows off their new CPU frequency control mechanism for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Currently limited to Zen 3, AMD has revealed their work on a brand new CPU frequency control mechanism "amd-pstate".

Clearing up what games will and won't run on the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
There seems to be some confusion brewing on what games will actually run on the Steam Deck, so let this serve as a reminder on keeping expectations in check. Here's a quick refresher of how things are right now.

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta driver version 470.62.02 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA continue their usual upgrades to their special NVIDIA Vulkan Beta driver with a fresh release out with version 470.62.02 now available to test.

Humble serves up a fresh plate of games in Humble Choice September

By Liam Dawe,
Ready to grab even more games? The monthly curated bundle Humble Choice has a fresh plate of games ready to claim for subscribers.

Co-op News Punch Podcast - Episode 32

By Liam Dawe,
We're back, again! The duo returns for another casual and frank chat about Linux and Linux Gaming topics across many different areas in the industry.

Heroic Games Launcher for the Epic Store on Linux gets some essential fixes

By Liam Dawe,
For those of you wanting a simple way to get your games from the Epic Store running on Linux with the Wine compatibility layer, the Heroic Games Launcher continues to roll out upgrades.
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