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Mesa 19.0 is officially out, lots of improvements for Linux open source graphics drivers

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Today is the day, for those of you using open source graphics drivers (AMD/Intel and some older NVIDIA GPUs), Mesa 19.0 is now officially out.

An update on the situation with NVIDIA graphical distortions in some Unity games on Linux

liamdawe,
Recently, I highlighted an issue in multiple Unity games where the graphics were distorted on Linux with using an NVIDIA GPU and I offered some workarounds. I now have an update on the issue to share from both Unity and NVIDIA.

An enhanced version of the fan-made Half-Life 2: Episode 3 'Project Borealis' performance test is out

liamdawe,
Project Borealis, the fan-made Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is still continuing along, with the release of a second performance to test so we can stress-test their work.

There's another (better) workaround for the Unity graphical glitches with NVIDIA on Linux

liamdawe,
Recently, I wrote a post about Unity games when playing on NVIDIA having some major graphical glitches with a workaround. Here's another one, that might work better.

Mesa 18.3.0 for those of you using the open source drivers

liamdawe,
For those of you using Intel and AMD (and some older NVIDIA cards) Mesa 18.3.0 was officially released today.

Zink, a new driver project for OpenGL on Vulkan from Collabora

liamdawe,
Here's one I wasn't aware of, developer Erik “kusma” Faye-Lund from Collabora has been working on Zink. It's a new OpenGL implementation that works on top of Vulkan.

The Xenko Game Engine recently became free and open source

liamdawe,
The Xenko Game Engine recently released their 3.0 update which came with a surprise announcement of it now being free and open source.

Mesa 18.0 released, further advancing Linux graphics drivers

liamdawe,
Mesa 18.0 has been officially released today after a bit of a wait, further advancing Linux graphics drivers.

The Talos Principle going Fusion, Croteam dropping OpenGL & Serious Sam 4 still coming

liamdawe,
A bit of Croteam news to start the day with and there's multiple interesting items to go over in regards to their games.

OpenGL 4.6 officially released, new beta NVIDIA driver with support for it

liamdawe,
OpenGL is still very much alive and kicking, with the release today of OpenGL 4.6 to further improve the API.

Mesa has a few more games in the threaded OpenGL whitelist as of today

liamdawe,
Landing in the public Mesa-git mailing list within the last few minutes, more games have been added to the whitelist to make use of threaded OpenGL for better performance.

OpenGL multithreading in Mesa is ready for wider testing

liamdawe,
A Mesa developer wrote into the public Mesa-dev mailing list to ask for testers of OpenGL multithreading in Mesa so that they can grow the whitelist of games that will use it.

The Mesa OpenGL threaded dispatch code seems to now use a whitelist, improving some games performance

liamdawe,
It seems the OpenGL threaded dispatch code to speed up some games in Mesa now uses a whitelist, with a few games now able to make use of it.

The Witcher 2 & Rocket League have fixes ready in Mesa-git

liamdawe,
The Witcher 2 & Rocket League now have some fixes available in Mesa-git ready for Mesa 17.2 that should give you a better experience.

Dawn of War III should now work on Mesa-git with OpenGL as Bindless Texture support is in

liamdawe,
A large patchset from Mesa developer Samuel Pitoiset landed in Mesa-git early today to hook up Bindless Texture support for AMD radeonsi.
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