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OpenRA has another test release improving Dune 2000, Red Alert and major bug fixes

By Liam Dawe,
OpenRA is closing in on another big new release to improve the experience of playing Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Dune 2000.

Free 2D space exploration sim Endless Sky v0.10.0 adds new factions, gets better AI

By Liam Dawe,
If you love free and open source games keep an eye on the 2D space sim Endless Sky, which just got a new Beta release with version 0.10.0 giving some fresh gameplay improvements.

Linux kernel 6.2 is out now, here's a feature highlight

By Liam Dawe,
You can have a little Linux kernel update, as a treat. The Linux kernel 6.2 is officially out now so here's some notes on some of what's new.

CryoUtilities 2.0 helps boost Steam Deck performance

By Liam Dawe,
CryoUtilities has a big new 2.0 release out now, with plenty of tweaks to help you get the most out of your Steam Deck.

Wine 8.2 rolls out along with a new Proton Experimental update

By Liam Dawe,
Today we've seen an update for two translation layers. Wine has development release 8.2 available, and there's an update for Proton Experimental too.

The Force Engine for Star Wars Dark Forces improves Steam Deck & Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Continuing the improvements from the previous release that added Linux support, the Modern "Jedi Engine" replacement supporting Dark Forces, mods and in the future Outlaws - The Force Engine has a new release out with lots of upgrades.

AMD releases source code for FidelityFX FSR2 v2.2

By Liam Dawe,
Last year AMD announced FSR version 2.2 and today AMD has actually released the source code on GitHub for FidelityFX FSR2 v2.2.

Zink driver for OpenGL over Vulkan gets a 10x performance boost for DOOM 2016

By Liam Dawe,
A really small change to the Zink driver, that gives OpenGL support on top of Vulkan, has given an ~10x speed boost for DOOM (2016).

D8VK is an in-progress implementation of Direct3D 8 for DXVK

By Liam Dawe,
While we have VKD3D-Proton for Direct3D 12 to Vulkan and DXVK for Direct3D 9 / 10 / 11 to Vulkan translation, what about Direct3D 8? D8VK is an upcoming in-progress project for that.

KDE Plasma 5.27 released with multi-monitor & Wayland upgrades, Steam Deck updater

By Liam Dawe,
KDE Plasma 5.27 sounds like a really great update to this desktop environment, the same one used on the desktop mode for the Steam Deck and my personal choice for my PC too.

Lutris 0.5.13 Beta adds Proton support, integration, integration

By Liam Dawe,
The free and open source game manager Lutris has a fresh Beta release out with version 0.5.13 adding in a whole bunch of new features and service integrations.

ScummVM 2.7.0 is ready for testing more retro games

By Liam Dawe,
ScummVM, the all-in-one solution for many different retro games and upgraded game engines for classics has a new version 2.7.0 ready for testing.

Thief-like stealth game The Dark Mod v2.11 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Love the old first-person stealth game Thief? The Dark Mod was inspired by it and there's a new release out.

Godot Engine 4.0 gets a first Release Candidate

By Liam Dawe,
Game developers might want to begin to look closer at this one! The free and open source Godot Engine is about to have the biggest update ever with 4.0 that now has a first Release Candidate.

Star Wars Dark Forces source port The Force Engine adds Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
The Force Engine is a free and open source game engine reimplementation for Star Wars Dark Forces, with upcoming support of Outlaws. The latest release version 1.08 adds Linux support!

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 24: Mother Knows Best

By Hamish,
My mother's favourite game on Linux is without a doubt Frozen Bubble. It is a casual game in all of the best ways; one you can dive into and learn at your own pace thanks to its simple but repeatable formula. Consider this to be a snapshot in time back to 2002, from right before the game was to take the world by storm.

Superfluous Returnz is an unnecessary video game of a useless superhero

By Liam Dawe,
French comedy point and click adventure Superfluous Returnz is all about a useless superhero and it's releasing on May 15th.

touchHLE is a new emulator for iPhone OS apps

By Liam Dawe,
Want a way to emulate old Apple iOS apps and games? Well, touchHLE just had its first release to prevent some more things being lost to time.

Open source Transport Tycoon Deluxe remake OpenTTD v13.0 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Another classic free and open source game continues getting better, with the Transport Tycoon Deluxe remake OpenTTD version 13.0 out now.

Proton 7.0-6 out now fixing EA App, Ubisoft Connect and games on Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
More weekend goodies from Valve have arrived! Proton 7.0-6 is officially out now, fixing up many bugs like with the EA App and Ubisoft Connect.
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