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Building Mesa from source, a guide

By Shmerl, 13 January 2017 at 10:11 am UTC (16 Comments)
If you are using Mesa (FOSS OpenGL/Vulkan drivers on Linux), you can be in situation when it introduces some new features upstream, but it didn't make it into your distro yet and it can take quite a long time for that to happen. A guide to compiling it yourself.

How To: An update on fixing screen-tearing on Linux with an NVIDIA GPU

By liamdawe, 11 January 2017 at 3:57 pm UTC (65 Comments)
My original guide on how to help fix screen-tearing on Linux with an NVIDIA GPU is a bit dated, so here’s an even easier way.

Nearly 4 years later, Steam still won’t close to the tray icon on Linux without workarounds

By liamdawe, 30 November 2016 at 10:18 am UTC (48 Comments)
In January 2017 it will be 4 years since a bug report was opened about Steam not closing to the tray on Linux. On Windows it works perfectly, but on Linux it has been left to gather dust like so many other issues.

You will need to update your udev rules for the Steam Controller

By liamdawe, 23 November 2016 at 8:07 pm UTC (43 Comments)
Valve have changed the USB/Bluetooth communication the Steam Controller uses, so on Linux you will need to update your udev rules.

Using Nvidia's NVENC with OBS Studio makes Linux game recording really great

By liamdawe, 27 October 2016 at 6:57 pm UTC (47 Comments)
I had been meaning to try out Nvidia's NVENC for a while, but I never really bothered as I didn't think it would make such a drastic difference in recording gaming videos, but wow does it ever!

Livestreaming on Linux? Here's an essential tip you need on getting follower alerts to show up

By liamdawe, 12 August 2016 at 8:56 pm UTC (5 Comments)
Livestreaming is a big thing now! We do it, you do it, your dog would probably like to do it too. One thing that hasn't previously been easy is setting up things like follower alerts, now it is.

How to fix bodies not showing in Shadow of Mordor with Nvidia drivers temp fix

By Yomen Tohmaz, 9 August 2016 at 5:40 pm UTC (19 Comments)
Here's a way to fix missing bodies in the Linux port of Shadow of Mordor with Nvidia drivers. This is a temp fix until a patch is released.

Game porter Ethan Lee on packaging games for Linux

By liamdawe, 17 June 2016 at 6:05 pm UTC (15 Comments)
Game porter Ethan Lee has written up a post aimed at helping developers package their games up for Linux.

Want to benchmark Dota 2 on Linux? Here's how to do it

By liamdawe, 16 June 2016 at 9:42 am UTC (38 Comments)
For those of you who aren't sure how to benchmark Dota 2 on Linux, here's a small guide. It frustrated me there wasn't one, so after getting help I'm sharing it with you all.

Unreal Tournament on Linux, checking up on the progress by Epic Games and how to get it running on Linux

By liamdawe, 17 May 2016 at 8:30 pm UTC (33 Comments)
For those that don't know, or forgot, the new Unreal Tournament does in fact have a Linux version. I check on it now and then and it's really starting to come together.

I have finally found a way to sort out screen tearing on Nvidia with Linux

By liamdawe, 12 May 2016 at 7:07 pm UTC (70 Comments)
Thanks to a few different people for their advice I have finally found a way to stop screen tearing with Nvidia proprietary drivers.

Is Steam giving you an annoying error message on Ubuntu 16.04? Here's a solution

By liamdawe, 23 April 2016 at 3:38 pm UTC (25 Comments)
I don't entirely get why, but Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 will complain that the Steam package is out of date. The way to solve it is a little annoying, but it works.

How to tell what Steam games work on Linux & SteamOS, steamplay does not mean Linux support

By liamdawe, 10 April 2016 at 9:26 am UTC (44 Comments)
I still see a surprising amount of confusion from people on what Steam games work on Linux. Hopefully this will help clear it all up.

Does your mouse flicker or flash constantly in Unity games? Here's a solution

By liamdawe, 26 March 2016 at 12:21 pm UTC (14 Comments)
I came across another one of my weird issues recently. In Unity3D games when running them my mouse pointer would just flash or flicker, and I found a simple solution.

How-to: Minecraft with the Steam Controller on Linux desktop and SteamOS

By liamdawe, 12 November 2015 at 10:21 pm UTC (15 Comments)
I wanted to see how easy it was to not only get Minecraft working with the Steam Controller on Ubuntu, but to also see if I could get it all on my Steam Machine, and as it turns out most of it is easy enough.
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