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Interested in Godot Engine and games made with it? GodotCon is up on January 23

By Liam Dawe,
Tomorrow, January 23 there's going to be an online GodotCon that's going live on YouTube. This is a chance for anyone interested to learn more about the free and open source game engine Godot Engine.

Open source PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 Remote Play client Chiaki has a final release

By Liam Dawe,
The developer of Chiaki, a free and open source Remote Play client that supports both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 has gone out with a bit of a bang.

Wine compat layer devs discuss new Kernel interface to better match Windows NT

By Liam Dawe,
Wine developer Zebediah Figura has sent in a proposal to work on a new Linux Kernel interface for Wine synchronization primitives, one that gets closer to performance and behaviour of Windows NT.

Godot Engine gets a sixth 3.2.4 beta with a new CPU lightmapper

By Liam Dawe,
The Godot team just keep on adding in big new features to make this one of the best free and open source game engines around and the next Beta update for Godot 3.2.4 is out now.

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin launching along with Linux support this Summer, third update out now

By Liam Dawe,
WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is a dark fantasy-horror FPS powered by the original Quake engine from publishers 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment and developer KillPixel Games.

Proton 5.13-5 is now up bringing in some of the experimental changes

By Liam Dawe,
The Proton compatibility layer for running Windows games on Steam for Linux has levelled up some more with the latest Proton 5.13-5 now available to everyone.

Wine compatibility layer version 6.0 released

By Liam Dawe,
Wine, the compatibility layer designed to run Windows games and applications on other systems has a big 6.0 release now officially available with thousands of improvements.

Mali Midgard and Bifrost GPUs to get OpenGL 3.1 with Mesa 21.0 - first RC up

By Liam Dawe,
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.

Revolutionary Games continue building up their free evolution game Thrive

By Liam Dawe,
Starting off as nothing but a tiny little cell in a massive world, Thrive is a free and open source evolution sim backed up by the power of science.

Experimental Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu adds Linux AppImage for easier launching

By Liam Dawe,
While still highly experimental and quite a hassle to setup legitimately, the Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu is still another fine example of open source.

The open source Epic Games Store app Heroic Games Launcher has a big overhaul

By Liam Dawe,
Work on Heroic Games Launcher, the open source Linux alternative to the Epic Games Store continues rapid improvements with a huge new release out now.

GNOME Shell to get an Activities Overview design revamp in GNOME 40

By Liam Dawe,
GNOME Shell is already quite different to how traditional desktop environments feel, and they're planning to mix things up again with some design overhauls for GNOME 40.

NES-style free chiptune music maker FamiStudio has a new release up

By Liam Dawe,
Free, open source and a lot of fun to get mixing, FamiStudio is a wonderful application for making some retro tunes and there's a new release available.

Wine 6.0 Release Candidate 6 looks like the last before a final release

By Liam Dawe,
Wine compatibility layer leader Alexandre Julliard announced the sixth release candidate for Wine 6.0 and it looks like this will be the last before a final release.

Getting Linux running properly on Apple M1 Silicon has begun with Asahi Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Asahi Linux is the name of a new project aiming to get Linux properly supported and working on Apple Silicon, the new ARM based chips designed by Apple like the Apple M1 found in their latest hardware.

Simple GOG client for Linux 'Minigalaxy' has a small update out

By Liam Dawe,
While GOG continue dragging their feet on supporting Linux with GOG Galaxy, you can use the useful Minigalaxy client which is free and open source.

The free Settlers II like strategy game Widelands plans a 1.0 release in 2021

By Liam Dawe,
Free, open source and actually really good - Widelands was originally inspired by The Settlers II and they've confirmed their plans for a big release this year.

The Linux distribution I was most thankful for in 2020 - EndeavourOS

By Liam Dawe,
How do you know when someone uses Arch Linux? They will tell you. Welcome to an article telling you about how I use Arch Linux, well sort of anyway.

Fully playable Caesar 3 open source game engine Julius has a new release

By Liam Dawe,
Another brilliant open source game engine, Julius is a fully playable replacement for the original 1998 release of the city-builder Caesar 3.

Linux on the Nintendo 64? Yes that's possible and there's a new up to date port

By Liam Dawe,
2020 was a really weird year with lots of surprises. Some good, plenty bad and Linux seeing a fresh port to the Nintendo 64 was also a thing that happened.
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