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NVIDIA presenting a talk at GTC 2020 about Linux drivers and possibly some open source news

By Liam Dawe,
Next year could certainly be interesting in the world of Linux GPU drivers, specifically NVIDIA this time going by a talk they're going to have at the GPU Technology Conference.

The open source Nintendo Switch Emulator 'yuzu' now has a Vulkan renderer

By Liam Dawe,
The emulation scene never ceases to amaze me. The Nintendo Switch Emulator, yuzu, now had a Vulkan renderer to hopefully boost performance.

RetroArch is getting hardware video decoding, manual content scanning and more

By Liam Dawe,
The team behind the RetroArch front-end used with emulators, game engines and media players have announced that it will be getting proper hardware accelerated video decoding soon.

vkBasalt, the Vulkan post-processing layer has another new release with new effects

By Liam Dawe,
Adding a little extra visual enhancement to games on Linux is getting more interesting, with the help of the Vulkan post-processing layer vkBasalt which has a new build up.

Epic Games have awarded the FOSS game manager Lutris with an Epic MegaGrant

By Liam Dawe,
The Lutris team announced yesterday that Epic Games have now awarded them a sum of money from the Epic MegaGrants pot.

The Wine 4.21 development release is now available

By Liam Dawe,
They say Wine improves with age, well my puns certainly don't get any better so you can relax as this week I'm all out of juice for the release of Wine 4.21.

Lutris game manager 0.5.4 released with Python 3.8 support and lots of fixes

By Liam Dawe,
Managing games across multiple stores, emulators and compatibility layers doesn't need to be a hassle. Lutris takes the majority of that annoyance away and a big new release is now available.

The second Beta of Godot Engine 3.2 is out with more WebAssembly work

By Liam Dawe,
Just over two weeks after the first, the second Beta for the big upcoming Godot Engine 3.2 release is now available.

Godot Engine has a new Platinum sponsor with gambling game dev Interblock

By Liam Dawe,
Good news for Godot Engine, as they have another company supporting their work on the free and open source game engine.

Vulkan post-processing layer vkBasalt has a new release up with SMAA support

By Liam Dawe,
Continuing to boost the feature set of the post-processing layer for vkBasalt, a new release is up and it appears we missed a few smaller in-between releases too.

DXVK 1.4.5 released bringing further performance improvements for D3D11 and D3D10 to Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
DXVK continues maturing with another exciting sounding release now available with DXVK 1.4.5, bringing in some performance improvements and plenty of bug fixes.

Time to play some classic Command & Conquer as OpenRA has a huge fresh stable release out

By Liam Dawe,
OpenRA, the free and open source game engine to bring classic Command & Conquer titles like Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert, Dune 2000 and eventually Tiberian Sun to modern systems has a big new release up.

SamRewritten is an open source Steam Achievements Manager for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Want an easy way to view, lock and unlock Steam Achievements on Linux? SamRewritten seems like a very handy application to do all of that and more.

Don't blaze it too hard for the release of Wine 4.20

By Liam Dawe,
Wine, that wonderful software that enables you to run Windows-only software on games on Linux has a new release out with Wine 4.20. Nice.

Red Eclipse 2 is a revamp of the classic free arena shooter coming to Steam

By Liam Dawe,
I will admit this is quite a surprise, Red Eclipse is a first-person shooter I haven't seen mentioned in a long time and it seems they're closing in on a big revamped release with Red Eclipse 2.
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