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VKD3D-Proton is the new official Direct3D 12 to Vulkan layer for Proton
7 July 2020 at 8:43 am UTC

Sigh, it's very sad they couldn't come to any agreement with Wine folks and we have yet another duplication of effort, similarly to DXVK This approach also doesn't allow things to work out of the box with vanilla wine, just in Steam or if you modify each wine prefix. I understand the goal of each project is probably different, but still, it's sad we can't have this upstream in Wine.

Theme Hospital continues living on with a new CorsixTH release
20 June 2020 at 11:04 am UTC

Quoting: JSVRamirezI haven't played in the last two versions, but there were certainly a couple of small issues that were drawbacks vs the original, but on the whole, the engine improvements over the original (which was a DOS game) are more than worth it.

Can you mention the drawbacks, please? Thanks a lot!

Linux gaming overlay MangoHud levels up with a new release
11 June 2020 at 11:40 am UTC

This is awesome, thanks for update

Move over Stream Deck, give me some Stream Pi
14 May 2020 at 2:30 pm UTC

Quoting: mirvCommunity interaction wise, I recommend you change your "tone" slightly.
Well, I was just frustrated by trying to understand what the heck is this article about and then gave up. Since I was surely not the only one, I decided to notify authors about it. I think I wrote it quite politely, if you feel some rude tone in it, it was not my intention. I was trying to sound teasing and friendly. Expressing emotions in text is hard, especially for non-native speakers...

Move over Stream Deck, give me some Stream Pi
13 May 2020 at 6:27 pm UTC Likes: 4

It's amazing that this articles doesn't include a single sentence explaining what either Stream Deck or Stream PI is (no, "easy access to a ton of functions at the touch of a button" is not an explanation, it's as generic as it can be and it can apply to anything from an electric piano to a microwave oven), and it links a 20 minute video as introduction for those who know nothing about it. Come on!

Unreal Engine 5 announced, Epic Online Services are now online
13 May 2020 at 4:59 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: EhvisIt's a 30 fps video. It also looks very artifacty to me. Honestly not impressed considering this is a demo video under completely controlled conditions.

Look at a good source (with commentary) here:
https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/a-first-look-at-unreal-engine-5

Looks quite stunning on my end.

dosbox-staging, a 'soft' forking of DOSBox to work on advanced features has a first release
8 May 2020 at 5:27 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: dreamer_I agree - the best outcome would be if all the improvements landed upstream and fork could be avoided. I spent a lot of effort (and grew few more grey hairs) trying to avoid creation of the fork (while wanting to get some work actually done), but failed at that :( You can find context in this /r/emulation thread.
That was a very long, interesting and often sad read. Thanks for linking that. I always assumed DOSBox upstream was simply dead because people left, and not that it was such an inaccessible environment, ignoring and discouraging important community contributions. I hope the right people will flock to your new, community-embracing fork, and DOSBox ecosystem will get revitalized through it. It the project endures and clearly works better on modern systems, with better user experience, I'm sure eventually companies like GOG will use it instead of the original. And Linux distributions might default to it as well, same as what happened to OpenOffice vs LibreOffice or defaulting to wine-staging instead of wine (at least in Fedora; but vanilla wine seems to have been improving a lot recently in this regard). Perhaps DOSBox SVN authors might then recognize the importance of the community and join efforts again, however unlikely it seems now. Thank you for your persistence and energy, I love what you're doing.

dosbox-staging, a 'soft' forking of DOSBox to work on advanced features has a first release
6 May 2020 at 4:32 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: dreamer_

@dreamer_, what are the chances of eventually merging your changes to the original dosbox? Or merging those two projects? Is dosbox development completely dead - so dead, that it can't be even revived? Can you share some background regarding this? I'm extremely happy for your project, because I long felt that dosbox was missing user friendly features (like window resizing). But of course it would be even better if you could the same change in the original project instead of starting a new one.

Lenovo are to start shipping Fedora Linux as an option on their ThinkPad laptops
27 April 2020 at 5:37 pm UTC

Quoting: fagnerlnFedora is a great distro, but the fact that it need to be updated in every release (6 months iirc) it can be a headache for a simple user. Fedora needs a LTS or even a rolling version.
There is a release every 6 months, but each one is supported for ~13 months. So you can upgrade just once per year.

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