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Valve and CodeWeavers now offering test builds of Proton before release with Proton 5.0-6 RC1 up

By Liam Dawe,
Looks like Valve and CodeWeavers are switching up how Proton is released, with a series of test builds now being provided before a new stable release in the hopes of seeing fewer issues.

Wine 5.5 development release out with new features and fixes

By Liam Dawe,
As expected on their biweekly development cycle, the Wine hackers released the latest development version with Wine 5.5 out now with new features and fixes.

Steam Play Proton 5.0-5 is out with updated OpenVR, Vulkan and fixes

By Liam Dawe,
Valve published Proton 5.0-5 for Steam Play which includes some helpful additions and bug fixes, should help you play those Windows-only games while quarantined.

DXVK the D3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan translation layer 1.6 update out

By Liam Dawe,
DXVK, the almighty translation layer that takes D3D 9/10/11 and spits out Vulkan, that paired up with Wine allows many Windows-only games to perform will on Linux has a new update out.

Proton GE 5.4 released for Steam Play on Linux with Warframe gamepad fixes

By Liam Dawe,
Proton GE, the custom-built fork of Proton for Steam Play that adds in numerous extra tweaks and fixes has another release now available.

Wine 5.4 is out improving Direct2D, Unicode 13 and a real old D3DX9 issue is solved

By Liam Dawe,
The Wine hackers have released the latest development build this week, with Wine 5.4 now available. Here's your usual GOL look over the highlights.

Steam Play Proton 5.0-4 is up fixing Origin, GTA V, Denuvo and more

By Liam Dawe,
Another new release of Steam Play's Proton software is up and while small in number of changes, it's quite a mighty update overall.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary single-player works fine on Linux with Steam Play Proton

By Liam Dawe,
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary on Linux? Yes. It just today released on Steam, and thanks to Proton with Steam Play you can play this first-person shooter on Linux easily.

Direct3D to Vulkan translation layer 'DXVK' version 1.5.5 is out with lots of bug fixes

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Philip Rebohle today announced the release of DXVK 1.5.5, bringing with it plenty of bug fixes for this impressive Direct3D to Vulkan translation layer.

Compatibility layer Wine 5.3 is out with Unicode improvements and a number of bug fixes

By Liam Dawe,
Hey, got any…grapes? Another development release for the compatibility layer Wine is out today, following their regular release cycle we have Wine 5.3.

Proton 5.0-3 for Steam Play released, Direct3D 12 support for Metro Exodus

By Liam Dawe,
Another small release in terms of noted changes but still an interested one, with today seeing Proton 5.0-3 for Steam Play being made available.

The Wine 5.2 development release is out

By Liam Dawe,
Alexandre Julliard announced today the bottle for Wine 5.2 has been opened following another two weeks of everyone hacking away at the code.

Proton 5.0 for Steam Play released - it's a huge update (updated)

By Liam Dawe,
CodeWeavers and Valve today released the big one many have been waiting for! Proton 5.0 for Steam Play is now live.

Direct 3D to Vulkan translation layer DXVK has another small release up

By Liam Dawe,
Another fresh release of the Direct 3D to Vulkan translation layer, DXVK, was released today which continues their cycle of bug fixing.

The sad case of Unreal Engine 1 on Mesa and Linux in 2020

By Hamish,
Community support for Unreal Tournament was able to breath some new life into the game, even with the limitations of the closed binary. By 2018 however the game was no longer launching for Mesa users. For an engine with such a pedigree on Linux this outcome is still disappointing.
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