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Free and open source flight sim FlightGear is working on VR support

By Liam Dawe,
While it's a little while off yet it seems the developers behind the free and open source flight sim FlightGear have been working on adding VR support.

Humble has a nice looking VR bundle if you need some more games

By Liam Dawe,
Do you have a VR kit that's begging to be played? Check out the Fall VR Emporium Bundle over on Humble Bundle.

xrdesktop for turning your desktop into a VR space had a productive Summer

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora has given an update on the working going into xrdesktop, the free and open source project that turns your desktop into a VR space and allows you to layer windows on top of others.

Having VR issues on Linux? You should look to disable async reprojection

By Liam Dawe,
Virtual Reality is still a niche and doing it on Linux is a niche within a niche, that said when it works it's brilliant but there's a few problematic issues that have arisen recently.

Wayland gets DRM lease protocol support to help VR on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Another tick in the box for Wayland to eventually properly replace X11 for all workloads, as the work on DRM lease protocol support aimed at VR has been merged in.

A fan for the Valve Index? Consider it an essential upgrade purchase

By Liam Dawe,
It's Summer here in the UK, it's bloody hot and that has meant that playing VR has turned into a very sweaty experience.

SteamVR 1.18 is out supporting async-reprojection with NVIDIA on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
After another while testing Beta versions, the latest SteamVR upgrade is out now although it's quite a small one with mostly minor improvements overall.

Looks like a possible Valve Index 2 will make their VR kit go wireless

By Liam Dawe,
Thanks to a new patent that went public on June 17, we can see a little more behind the scenes work on what Valve has planned for their next VR kit with what could be a Valve Index 2.

HyperRogue turns the non-Euclidean roguelike into a VR experience and it's wild

By Liam Dawe,
As if it wasn't confusing enough travelling through the non-Euclidean of HyperRogue, it's now also available to play through in different VR modes.

Vircadia, the free and open source 3D virtual world is going to the web

By Liam Dawe,
Vircadia, the open source successor to the former High Fidelity VR project, a 3D virtual world for VR and desktops is now going to be coming to your web browser.

VR is absolutely insane, I am officially a convert and it works mostly great on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
It is time! I finally have a Valve Index with thanks to supporter Scaine and it has genuinely blown a few braincells away with just how incredible an experience it actually is.

Collabora using AI to enhance VR hand tracking in Monado, the open-source OpenXR runtime

By Liam Dawe,
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (XR) is continuing to be a very interesting space with lots of innovation going on and Collabora are at the front of this with Monado, the open source OpenXR runtime.

To celebrate one year, Half-Life: Alyx is the cheapest it's ever been

By Liam Dawe,
For those who are lucky enough to have a VR kit, Valve's Half-Life: Alyx has today hit one year old and so Valve are doing a small celebration.

Open source mixed reality library StereoKit adds Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
The XR (VR/AR) space continues to evolve and one of the promising projects there is called StereoKit, an open source mixed reality library and a new release is out now adding in Linux support.

VRWorkout is a free and open source VR fitness rhythm game

By Liam Dawe,
Need something new to try with your fancy Virtual Reality equipment? Well, VRWorkout looks interesting plus it's free and open source so you've got nothing to lose but time.

Monado now officially OpenXR conformant, gets a SteamVR driver

By Liam Dawe,
Monado, the free and open source OpenXR runtime for Linux has reached a massive milestone as it's now officially conformant.

Google open sources VR painting app Tilt Brush

By Liam Dawe,
Tilt Brush, a popular VR app that lets users paint in a 3D space. Originally from Skillman & Hackett, it was later acquired by Google and now they've open sourced it.

Virtual Reality voxel building game cyubeVR will be supporting Linux in a future build

By Liam Dawe,
Minecraft in VR that's a bit more hands on? cyubeVR (pronounced Cube VR) looks absolutely delightful, and the developer has confirmed their full intention to support Linux too.

Proton Experimental gets Microsoft Flight Simulator VR working on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
A fresh update to Proton Experimental has gone live, the special version of the Proton compatibility layer where all the latest features appear first. Seems like quite a big one, especially if you have a VR kit.

Godot Engine set to get better VR support with a new hire thanks to Facebook

By Liam Dawe,
Godot Engine, the free and open source game engine for 2D and 3D games is getting a nice VR boost - thanks to Facebook Reality Labs. We can expect great things from this by the sounds of it.
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