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D9VK 0.20 'Frog Cookie' is out further advancing this great D3D9 to Vulkan layer

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Joshua Ashton has just today released another build of D9VK code-named 'Frog Cookie', further polishing this D3D9 to Vulkan layer that was forked from DXVK.

The emulation and media player front-end RetroArch just had a huge new release

By Liam Dawe,
Today is a big day for the emulation scene, as RetroArch have officially announced a big new release. While it's used for other things, RetroArch is most noted for making emulation a bit easier.

OpenRA has a huge new testing release out with savegame support

By Liam Dawe,
OpenRA, the open source game engine for classic RTS games like Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Dune 2000 has a brand new big testing release available.

Roberta, a new Steam Play compatibility tool to play games with a native ScummVM

By Liam Dawe,
Following on from the Boxtron tool to run Steam games through a native Linux version of DOSBox, the same developer has now put out Roberta to do the same for ScummVM.

alTrace, a new open source debugging tool for apps and games that use OpenAL

By Liam Dawe,
Ryan "Icculus" Gordon has released a new open source tool today named alTrace, to help developers of games and software using OpenAL.

OBS Studio has a fresh release candidate available for a major new version

By Liam Dawe,
OBS Studio, the free and open source video livestreaming and recording software is my one and only stop for video capturing and it continues to mature.

2D game editor ct.js goes open source and it's closing in on a new major release

By Liam Dawe,
With an aim to make 2D game development learning fun, ct.js recently went open source to allow anyone to jump in and try it as well as help push it further.

Mixing Tower Defense with production chains, the free and open source game Mindustry has a big update

By Liam Dawe,
Could this be your next time sink? Mindustry merges together Tower Defense style gameplay with production chains from the likes of Factorio.

Based on the classic FPS Warsow, the new Warfork is now live in Early Access

By Liam Dawe,
Fast-paced arena shooter Warsow has been forked, updated under the name of Warfork and it's now in Early Access on Steam.

wsPublish, an open source Steam Workshop Interop Library released

By Liam Dawe,
How about a little open source news to get your Monday flowing? Game porter Ethan Lee recently announced the release of wsPublish, an open source Steam Workshop Interop Library with a little history.

Not quite time to wine down yet, with Wine 4.14 released to lift your spirits

By Liam Dawe,
Ah yes, one of my favourite days of the week. The day I get to unleash more glorious puns about Wine with another release now available for those of you wanting to run Windows games and applications on Linux.

FOSS local multiplayer game Superstarfighter sees a great new release

By Liam Dawe,
Superstarfighter is a FOSS local multiplayer game made with Godot Engine that continues to impress me and the latest update is out now with more great features.

pyLinuxWheel and Oversteer, two open source tools for managing Steering Wheels on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Don't get frustrated by the lack of official support from Logitech for their steering wheels on Linux, reclaim your hardware with these two handy open source tools.

The Dreamcast emulator Flycast has made some amazing progress lately

By Liam Dawe,
In a post on the official Libretro website, the team notes that open source Dreamcast emulation with Flycast (a fork of Reicast) has progress along tremendously.

The Goldberg Steam Emulator has a new release, marking one year

By Liam Dawe,
The Goldberg Steam Emulator is an interesting project and one that could be important if Steam ever goes fully offline.
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