The latest major update to Dota 2 from Valve has landed, bringing with it the removal of OpenGL support and the new hero Muerta.
Well, this is certainly fun to see. X-Plane 12 now makes use of the open source Zink driver, for doing OpenGL over Vulkan.
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).
Valve has put out an update for Dota 2 and there's some major changes coming, along with another new hero set to enter the fold.
Zink is an open source driver layer that gives OpenGL on top of Vulkan, it's been in progress for some time now, steadily making progress. Just recently, a big advancement was pulled in.
The first major upgrade to Spring RTS in years is here with version 106.0, which has some major architectural changes to the popular game engine.
Despite Luna originally using Windows for Amazon's game streaming service, it appears they may be moving over to Linux and they're looking to hire people to work on Proton / Wine and give back to open source.
If you're using the open source Mesa drivers on Linux (mostly AMD/Intel) and you're a fan of Minecraft, the next Mesa release is going to give you a big performance uplift.
Recently developer Mike Blumenkrantz wrote an interesting post in regards to a future upgrade to Zink, the driver that provides an OpenGL implementation on top of Vulkan and the performance with it is looking impressive.
Two sets of driver releases are now available. First we have the open source Mesa 21.3 release and we also secondly have the NVIDIA Vulkan Beta 470.62.12 also out now.
Developer Mike Blumenkrantz has continued hacking away on the Zink driver, that provides OpenGL over Vulkan to ensure it works with even more games.
Zink continues to be a promising Mesa driver for Linux that runs OpenGL on top of Vulkan. It's not finished yet and so continues seeing some big performance fixes.
As Godot 4.0 gets ever closer to seeing the light with an Alpha version, the team has clarified what OpenGL / OpenGL ES support to expect from it since the big thing with 4.0 is Vulkan.
We heard you like performance and it seems the new OpenGL over Vulkan driver Zink is going to bring some FPS friends whenever the next release lands.
It seems the OpenGL over Vulkan driver, Zink, has been coming along at a ridiculously impressive pace. Open source consulting firm Collabora has given an overview on how it's doing.
Not specifically gaming related but we love to cover industry stuff too, that might be interesting for some of our more technically minded users. Collabora have mentioned that thanks to work done on Mesa, OpenGL and Vulkan applications can now talk to each other.
Thief is an absolutely classic, and the series lives on thanks to The Dark Mod which is a standalone free and open source first-person stealth game.
Developers working across different areas of Linux are always looking for ways to squeeze a bit more performance, and it seems Collabora came up with a new way to performance test with upgrades to apitrace.
With the first Mesa release of 2021 for open source Linux GPU drivers upcoming with Mesa 21.0 hitting the Release Candidate stage, Collabora have been busy bringing up OpenGL on ARM Mali GPUs.
Mesa 20.3.0 is the latest and greatest when it comes to Linux open source graphics, bringing with it new hardware support, performance improvements and more.