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XWayland 21.1.2 is out now with support for hardware accelerated NVIDIA on the 470 driver

By Liam Dawe,
A day many have been waiting for is here. Following on from NVIDIA releasing the NVIDIA 470.42.01 Beta driver that finally supports hardware accelerated OpenGL and Vulkan rendering on Xwayland, a brand new release of XWayland is out now.

The Machinery game engine launches the Early Adopters program

By Liam Dawe,
Our Machinery has announced the availability of their game engine The Machinery with an Early Adopters program that gives a discount on the licensing, although it's free if your team pulls in less than $100K.

VKD3D-Proton 2.4 is out with performance improvements for Direct3D 12 to Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
VKD3D-Proton is the project that Valve funds to act as a translation layer between Direct3D 12 to Vulkan for use with Steam Play Proton and a big new release is out.

Killer Bundle 18 from Fanatical has Shadow Tactics, Warhammer Gladius and more

By Liam Dawe,
In need of some new games and don't know where to look? Here to help! Fanatical just recently launched the Killer Bundle 18 and it's a pretty good one.

The International 10 for Dota 2 gets a new location and date

By Liam Dawe,
After Valve announced recently that after Sweden decided against allowing it to happen, that they would look elsewhere and they've now settled with Bucharest, Romania at the country's largest stadium — Arena Nationala.

Humble Choice for July is up with a fresh set of games to pick from

By Liam Dawe,
Humble Choice (formerly Humble Monthly) is the subscription service from Humble Bundle where each month they give you a fresh set of a games to redeem.

Linux Foundation launches the Open 3D Engine based upon Amazon Lumberyard

By Liam Dawe,
This could be the start of something truly big for game development (amongst other things), with the Linux Foundation pulling together some huge names to launch the Open 3D Foundation and the Open 3D Engine based upon Amazon Lumberyard. UPDATED.

12 years ago we appeared online, Happy Birthday to GamingOnLinux

By Liam Dawe,
12 years ago on July 5, the GamingOnLinux website was created. Who would have thought it would still be going this long, in the face of overwhelming odds. Happy Birthday to us!

Game manager Lutris 0.5.8.4 out as a small fix-up before the next major release

By Liam Dawe,
The free and open source game manager Lutris has a fresh release up, although it's mostly a fix-up release as work is ongoing for the next major release due soon.

DOSBox-X and DOSBox Staging both had new releases lately

By Liam Dawe,
Running DOS classics? Well, there's plenty of ways to choose from with multiple projects looking to speed up the development on DOSBox with both DOSBox-X and DOSBox Staging seeing new releases.

Wine 6.12 is out now with theme work, Network Store Interface beginnings

By Liam Dawe,
The Wine 6.12 development release is out now, containing plenty more new features and bug fixes to help run Windows games and applications on Linux.

Heroic Games Launcher 1.8.0 'Arlong' is out now and goes multi-platform

By Liam Dawe,
Not only does the alternative open source Epic Games Store client Heroic Games Launcher have a new release out with 1.8.0 'Arlong' it's also gone multi-platform.

NVIDIA puts out a new release of their open source NVAPI interface

By Liam Dawe,
With the absolutely huge NVIDIA 470 driver release now out the door, NVIDIA has just put up a fresh release of their open source NVAPI interface.

The SteamOS-like Linux distribution GamerOS becomes ChimeraOS with a new release

By Liam Dawe,
Getting a console-like big-screen experience with Linux gaming was a thing with SteamOS until Valve stopped updating it, then came along GamerOS to carry the torch which has evolved again with a new name of ChimeraOS.

Humble Bundle confirms changes coming mid-July to add a minimum payment for Humble

By Liam Dawe,
Humble Bundle announced back in April they would be making changes to the purchase sliders based on (much hated) testing, then backpedaling in May, they've announced again some changes are coming to always give Humble a cut.

A round-up of popular GamingOnLinux articles through June 2021

By Liam Dawe,
Here is a look back some of the most popular articles on GamingOnLinux for June 2021, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past month for Linux gaming, open source and other general Linux news that we cover!

ScummVM adds support for Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy and The Journeyman Project 2

By Liam Dawe,
Have time to play some more classics? The latest release of ScummVM might not be out yet but they have announced some more titles will be playable.

System76 has launched Pop!_OS 21.04 with the new COSMIC desktop

By Liam Dawe,
The big day for System76 has arrived, as they've now officially launched the latest big upgrade to the Pop!_OS Linux distribution with Pop!_OS 21.04 bringing their new COSMIC desktop environment.

Rainbow Six Siege out on Stadia today, more games confirmed and a big 'mega' sale

By Liam Dawe,
Google continue bringing over more and more titles to Stadia, with the next set of Stadia Pro titles revealed too.

GTA III and Vice City reverse-engineered code is back up on GitHub

By Liam Dawe,
After Take-Two put up a DMCA claim against the reverse-engineered source code for GTA III and Vice City, it's now properly back up online on GitHub.
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