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KDE has an unpatched security issue that's been made public
7 August 2019 at 3:29 pm UTC Likes: 1

Hmh, not a bug, a design flaw. Things like that happen, they implemented some requirement for running shell extensions and forgot the possible security implication if it runs unnoticed.

I remember a similar discussion by the KDE team actually in another topic, where they caught that thing before they released it and changed it before.

Things like that happen, and it will be fixed in no time, of that I'm sure.

A three-way look at Rocket League on Linux, with D9VK versus Linux Native
3 August 2019 at 12:38 pm UTC Likes: 1

I reported a bug for WoW 1.12 client recently on D9VK. Took the devs less than 20 days to fix it, which was very unexpected that they'll get that done in such a little time frame. And the communication was very pleasant, they got a good team up there.

That said, I had to drop to gallium nine for that one before, "native" wine just couldn't handle the performance. That said, D9VK actually outperforms gallium nine by leagues.

Not all seems to be yet implemented (lightning stuff seems to be still work in progress), but it's very damn promising, even if they still have quite some way to go.

I think with D9VK, DXVK, VKD3D and Wine/Proton really pushing forward there, we're looking in a better future. Yes, it's not native, but if the result is that good and it gives a cheaper way porting over, why not? They can even bundle that up.

Lately ran into an issue with Far Cry 3, but that was fixed with DXVK 1.3.x too.

I'm amazed by the recent improvements on all the wine / proton / dxvk / d9vk side. Where I had trouble getting a lot of the games just running, going out of my way to patch up wine prefixes etc., it now just works for a lot of those (a lot of games still face issues in wine and proton though, but then, wine / proton are showing a good pace and a lot of bugs fixed every few weeks).

I was always a person not wanting to use wine for gaming, since performance issues and having to basically fix up every game to get it properly running was annoying. Happy to see that becoming better and with all the technological advances the experience is a lot better now.

Steam Play Proton 4.11 released, a pretty huge release pulling in D9VK and a replacement for esync
31 July 2019 at 10:21 pm UTC Likes: 4

Funding D9VK was a logical step considering the progress done, and DXVK devs actually participating already hinted to an increased involvement / checking project viability. I'm happy for Josh, not knowing about contract details I hope he finishes his education and has this as a summer job.

I'm sure that guy will make his way, which ever path he chooses, but finishing education certainly wouldn't hurt. Very skilled youth with a lot of passion.

He deserves it. More than that, I appreciate the work he does, and I appreciate Valve for recognizing that his work is worth funding. We all knew that for quite some time. I hope they understand his age and keep a balance with his education and work.

Thanks Josh first of all, incredible things you've done, can't thank you enough, and thanks Valve for recognizing and funding.

Ubisoft and Epic Games are now supporting Blender development
22 July 2019 at 11:26 pm UTC Likes: 3

WendigoI wish they'd use the money for the new game engine. (just dreaming)

No, we have a very good open source game engine.

The money is placed where it should be. Blender is an excellent free 3D animation project, and funding to improve it is exactly where the money should land. I'm glad the two companies, even though I can't find a reason and it's very unexpected, I appreciate the support those Ubisoft and Epic are showing.

I'm sure there is interest behind that and not just gratitude, but that said - the more sponsoring we can get for projects like this, making and keeping the tooling for game development free, the better. There is some interest behind that, but it could be as little as making tooling more accessible to startup game studios. We don't know. It does not matter. We got funding for a great project (which I personally never donated to - not a designer :p).

Congrats, Blender!

D9VK 0.13 "Hypnotoad" is out, further advancing the D3D9 to Vulkan layer for Wine
10 July 2019 at 12:45 pm UTC

Interesting, Philip Rebohle apparently is starting to do some work on d9vk on the performance side of things. That's new (to me).

Sci-fi point and click adventure "Encodya" now has a demo now freely available on
2 July 2019 at 9:04 pm UTC Likes: 2

Huh, first time I read it. Not at home today, will buy it later at their price, I like point&click adventures.

Linux Mint doing a small-form-factor MintBox 3, they don't sound too happy about Snaps
2 July 2019 at 8:31 pm UTC Likes: 3

Will never use a distro based on a distro where a company calls the shots. LMDE is really nice, and would be my 2nd choice at the moment. I'm happy with Solus though.

The Snap issue in the article made me think. I didn't actually know Snap was that vendor locked. Was an intersting read, and I agree with the authors positions.

Paradox Interactive on Linux support, it's being done on a "case by case basis"
1 July 2019 at 5:52 am UTC Likes: 3

Can't shift facts. I appreciate the honesty and openness in that matter.

That Linux Sales decreased is probably the result of simply having more Games available. I currently don't buy unless it's a good deal, because I have so many unfinished games in my library already which will keep me busy another year. Including Games of them. I simply ain't got the time to play all games released for Linux which I'd want to play.

OpenVIII, an in-development open source game engine for Final Fantasy VIII
26 June 2019 at 10:00 am UTC

tmtvlC#, huh. A shame, I'd have loved to contribute some code, but if it's C# I can't. Still looking forward to what comes out.

Why not? C# isn't that complicated. Just a development language.

Retro themed city-builder 'TheoTown' has now added Linux support
25 June 2019 at 1:09 pm UTC

Oh nice :-). And it got a proper price tag. Wish they had that option on Android too (buy it and have no micro transactions). Will buy it once I get home.

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