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Valve updates the Steam Linux Container Runtime for Proton 5.13, helps tools like MangoHud

By Liam Dawe,
With the Steam Play Proton 5.13 compatibility tool being a major upgrade, along with it now using the Steam Linux Container Runtime, it did come with some annoying issues that they're now trying to solve.

Valve funds open source developer to work on Zink, the OpenGL on Vulkan driver

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Mike Blumenkrantz has announced that they're now being funded by Valve, so Blumenkrantz's work on the OpenGL implementation on top of Vulkan with 'Zink' will continue.

Valve expand Steam Input to support more of the PS5 DualSense Controller

By Liam Dawe,
Valve sent over a press announcement to highlight that the Steam Input API has expanded its support of the brand new PS5 DualSense Controller.

Watch a rocket go into space right now for Valve's Gabe Newell to donate to charity

By Liam Dawe,
As we mentioned earlier this month, Valve president Gabe Newell teamed up with Rocket Lab and Weta Workshop to attach Half-Life gaming icon Gnome Chompski to a rocket.

Valve contractor working to add Direct3D 12 support to APITrace for VKD3D-Proton

By Liam Dawe,
Valve contractor Joshua Ashton, who originally created the Direct3D9 to Vulkan layer D9VK which was eventually merged with DXVK, is now working to help VKD3D-Proton for Direct3D 12 to Vulkan.

Valve dev clarifies what some of their upcoming and recent Linux work is actually for

By Liam Dawe,
Valve are committed to Linux and Linux gaming with Steam, that much is currently clear. They're working with so many contractors on various things, and it seems not everything is as people think.

Collabora give an overview of their work with Valve at the Linux App Summit 2020

By Liam Dawe,
Interested in all the work the open source consulting firm Collabora are doing with Valve to help improve Linux gaming? We've got you covered.

Steam Play Proton 5.13-2 compatibility layer is out now with improved Direct3D 12 support

By Liam Dawe,
The Proton compatibility layer used with Steam Play on Linux has a brand new release out with Proton 5.13-2.

The next Steam Game Festival starts February 3, 2021 - devs have until early December

By Liam Dawe,
With the last Steam Game Festival ending in October, Valve have announced the dates for the next and developers don't have long to get their demos ready.

It's hard to believe but Counter-Strike has turned 20 and it's still going strong

By Liam Dawe,
20 years officially today, Counter-Strike 1.0 was officially released and it went on to change the way many of us played games online.

Eight years ago today, Steam for Linux went into Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Steam has now been available on Linux, at least in Beta, for eight years now and it's come a long way.

Valve rolls out Steam Playtest to devs, new Steam Beta up with Linux improvements

By Liam Dawe,
Valve announced last night that they're beginning the proper roll-out of Steam Playtest, a system that allows developers to bring in testers without messing with beta keys. Additionally, a new Steam Client Beta is up.

Collabora will be at the Linux App Summit talking about their work with Valve

By Liam Dawe,
There's another interesting talk coming up this month that you might want to check out, with open source consulting firm Collabora chatting about their work with Valve.

Gabe Newell of Valve is launching Gnome Chompski into space (yes really)

By Liam Dawe,
As if 2020 couldn't get any weirder, today a press mail from Valve Software entered our inbox because Gabe Newell, president of Valve, is getting a garden gnome sent into space. No this is not Kerbal Space Program.

This Halloween the Diretide event has finally returned to Dota 2

By Liam Dawe,
Live now until December 22, Valve have finally revived and refreshed the big Diretide Halloween event for Dota 2.
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