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Steering Wheel manager Oversteer expands supported wheels in 0.7.0

By Liam Dawe,
Oversteer continues to be the best way to setup and configure Steering Wheels on Linux. Oversteer 0.7.0 is out now and expands support for more wheels.

KDE begin the 15-Minute Bug Initiative to make Plasma great

By Liam Dawe,
KDE Plasma is a pretty frelling great desktop environment - but couldn't it be better? The KDE team have begun the previously announced 15-Minute Bug Initiative.

Wine 7.0 is officially out now bringing better compatibility

By Liam Dawe,
Just over a year since the last major version bump, Alexandre Julliard has announced the final release of Wine 7.0.

Collabora pulls in Jason Ekstrand to work on Linux graphics drivers

By Liam Dawe,
Jason Ekstrand, a name that many big Linux fans will know, who previously worked at Intel until very recently has announced today the move to open source consulting firm Collabora.

Wii U emulator Cemu plans to go open source and support Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Most emulators nowadays have their source code nicely open, and the vast majority of them fully support Linux too but Cemu has been a bit of a holdout. Not for long though.

Open source voice-chat levels up with Mumble 1.4 out now

By Liam Dawe,
For those of you not wanting to use the likes of Discord for voice-chat, there’s also Mumble which is a free, open source, low latency, high quality voice chat application

Plasma 5.24 Beta goes live with protection to stop Discover removing Plasma

By Liam Dawe,
The latest release of the KDE Plasma desktop is close with the Plasma 5.24 Beta going live now with plenty of new features and fixes for this customizable environment.

Proton Experimental pulls in newer DXVK to help God of War on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
A small update landed last night for Proton Experimental with a main aim of helping the recent God of War release, which has been running quite nicely already.

Discord Overlay for Linux 'Discover Overlay' gets a new release

By Liam Dawe,
While Discord continues to not support Linux with their official overlay, there is at least Discover, which helpfully gives you some options to show chatters on your screen.

SuperTux released free on Steam, an open source classic

By Liam Dawe,
Giving a nice boost to a classic free and open source game, SuperTux has now been released on Steam and it's free to download and play.

OBS Studio pulls in NVIDIA as a new sponsor

By Liam Dawe,
OBS Studio continues growing, with NVIDIA joining as their latest big sponsor to help this free and open source project continue getting better.

Nintendo Switch emulator Yuzu gets big graphical improvements, Flatpak fixes

By Liam Dawe,
Yuzu is another incredibly promising open source project, emulating the Nintendo Switch which is not exactly a small job (not that emulation ever is) and it's improving at a rapid pace.

PS2 emulator PCSX2 adds in Vulkan API support

By Liam Dawe,
How about some better performance for emulating the PlayStation 2? That's what you're going to get with Vulkan support now hooked up nicely in PCSX2.

Spring RTS v106.0 released with OpenGL 4 support

By Liam Dawe,
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.

DXVK 1.9.3 is out supporting DLSS, D3D9 improvements and more

By Liam Dawe,
DXVK, the Vulkan-based implementation of D3D9, D3D10 and D3D11 for Wine / Proton has version 1.9.3 out now.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 8: Shovelware with a Penguin

By Hamish,
After completing all of the boxed Quake games for Linux, I was left with indecision. So if I could not settle on a single game to play, why not try one hundred? Made for a time of slow internet speeds and limited storage, these kinds of retail collections allowed users to explore hundreds of freeware and shareware titles from the comfort of a single CD-ROM.

Linux Kernel 5.16 is out now bringing the futex2 work to help Linux Gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux Kernel 5.16, bringing with it the usual assortment of new hardware support and improvements everywhere. Plus, there's something big for Linux gaming fans.

Easily install and upgrade Proton GE or Luxtorpeda with ProtonUp-Qt

By Liam Dawe,
There are certain games that work better with the community-built unofficial Proton GE, plus using Luxtorpeda for Native Linux game engines can give a lot of benefits too - here's how to easily download or upgrade them using the fab ProtonUp-Qt.

Mozilla looking to improve Twitch playback in Firefox

By Liam Dawe,
Do you love watching Twitch livestreams? I bet there's plenty amongst our readers! Well, it seems Mozilla are looking into making it better with Firefox.

Remnants of the Precursors is a modern take on Master of Orion out now

By Liam Dawe,
Developed as a modern reincarnation of the original Master of Orion, the free and open source Remnants of the Precursors is officially out now.
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