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Free evolution sim 'Thrive' adds a new part to let organisms spew mucilage

By Liam Dawe,
What I can only describe as some form of microscopic fart-cannon, the free and open source evolution sim Thrive has added what they call a Mucilage Jet for your creatures in version 0.5.10.

Free and open source RTS 0 A.D. Alpha 26 'Zhuangzi' is out now

By Liam Dawe,
0 A.D., an in-development free and open source real-time strategy game has a big new release out with Alpha 26.

Wine 7.18 rolls out with Unicode 15 support

By Liam Dawe,
Wine, the translation layer that allows you to run applications and games designed for Windows on Linux has a new development release up with Wine 7.18.

GNOME 43 is out now with Quick Settings, refreshed Files app and lots more

By Liam Dawe,
GNOME 43 is officially out now, bringing with it some pretty wonderful sounding changes to one of the most popular Linux desktop environments.

DOSBox Staging 0.79.0 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
DOSBox Staging is a fork of the original DOSBox aimed at getting new features in faster, along with a better overall experience for users.

Minigalaxy, a simple open source GOG client for Linux adds lots of new features

By Liam Dawe,
While plenty of people use apps like Lutris, Heroic and Bottles there's also Minigalaxy which is a dedicated launcher just for GOG on Linux.

GE-Proton 7-35 out now with more fixes for Linux / Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
GE-Proton (GloriousEggroll), the community maintained version of the Windows compatibility layer version 7-35 is out now and here's what's new.

A new Proton Experimental release hooks up NVAPI for lots of games on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Proton Experimental has a new release out from September 20th, that as usual fixes some bugs but also does a rather big change in enabling the NVIDIA NVAPI for a long list of games.

KDE are raising funds for the Kdenlive video editor

By Liam Dawe,
Kdenlive, a powerful free and open source video editor from the KDE team is now having a dedicated fundraising campaign to support the team working on it.

Intel's Linux Vulkan Driver readying up a 60%+ speed boost "in draw throughput"

By Liam Dawe,
In another nice win for open source graphics, the Vulkan Driver for Intel on Linux is looking set to get a nice speed boost.

GE-Proton installer ProtonUp-Qt adds support for the Steam Snap

By Liam Dawe,
ProtonUp-Qt continues being an incredibly helpful GUI for installing the likes of GE-Proton, Wine-GE, Luxtorpeda and more with a new version out now.

Plasma 5.26 Beta brings on the bigscreen experience

By Liam Dawe,
Plasma 5.26 Beta is officially out now and it comes with plenty of massive improvements, especially when it comes to using it on the bigscreen.

Castle Game Engine building up towards a huge new release

By Liam Dawe,
It's not only Godot Engine that's building towards a big new release. We also have the free and open source Castle Game Engine you might want to keep an eye on.

Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu gets 'Local Wireless Multiplayer'

By Liam Dawe,
Local Wireless Multiplayer is the latest huge feature to be added to the quite amazing Nintendo Switch emulator project yuzu.

Godot Engine 4 hits Beta with absolutely loads new

By Liam Dawe,
Godot Engine, the powerful free and open source game engine that is becoming increasingly popular has a massive new Beta release available for Godot 4.

Mesa gets a big CS:GO speedup, plus upcoming AMD RADV performance boost

By Liam Dawe,
Mesa, the open source driver set for Linux, has two rather interesting bits of work done recently that gamers might want to keep an eye on.

Heroes of Might and Magic II & III open source game engines get new releases

By Liam Dawe,
This is a bit of a double event. Not only has the Heroes of Might and Magic II game engine fheroes2 seen a new release, but a surprise update of VCMI for Heroes of Might and Magic III was also released.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 18: Run Away and Join the Circus

By Hamish,
Although being sold for Windows, I found a listing for a physical copy of the free game Circus Linux! as published by Alten8. At first I figured it would just be another keep case in my collection with "Linux" on the cover, but with the source code included, I decided it would be trivial to also build the game for Linux.

Distrobox can open up the Steam Deck to a whole new world

By Liam Dawe,
Distrobox is a way to use pretty much any other Linux distribution in your terminal, along with full GUI apps and now it supports the Steam Deck with SteamOS too.

GE-Proton 7-33 and Wine-GE-Proton 7-28 are out now

By Liam Dawe,
Two very popular open source compatibility layer projects from developer 'GloriousEggroll' are out now, with updates to both GE-Proton and Wine-GE-Proton too.
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