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The classic Driver 2 has a new reverse engineered open source game engine
17 November 2020 at 12:17 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: DuncOoh, I've a lot of fond memories of this. In fact, it's one of the few 20-ish-year-old games I do have any genuine nostalgia for, because I didn't play most of the big names until much later.* It was the first game where I felt like I was really travelling the world. I'm sure the depictions of the real-world cities weren't remotely accurate, but they were closer than we'd ever seen before.

My first experience with this feeling of travel sits squarely with GTA: San Andreas. The only one after that perhaps was years later with Minecraft. If only the San Andreas Multiplayer project were an engine reimplementation, I would have built and run it already.

Free and open source flight sim 'FlightGear' has a brand new release
9 November 2020 at 11:38 pm UTC

I flown several different aircraft in this and I can definitely say you need at least a joystick controller to be able to manipulate everything. Flightgear might be what pushes me to finally try a full joystick.

Warzone 2100 to get a graphics boost with Vulkan support
28 September 2020 at 10:51 pm UTC

Excellent. I hope they also address HiDIP scaling.

The weekend chat - what have you been playing?
13 September 2020 at 8:59 pm UTC Likes: 2

Some Xonotic and CTF Minetest. I need to scratch that flag capture itch.

A new security flaw is revealed with 'BlindSide' on Linux affecting Intel and AMD
13 September 2020 at 7:08 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: 3zekielYeah, Hangover is also based on qemu user mode. If it works that's very cool :)
For me, I think games are art, as such, they don't really enter the "proprietary software" category. For the privacy part, I run steam in a sandbox.
I'm way more concerned with what "ring -1" stuff my CPU runs behind my back, because no sandbox and pretty much no analysis can save you from that ...
I'm just concerned by how usable the platform would be (Power based I mean).

Being totally open, here are the hurdles that I hit moving from Debian amd64 to Debian ppc64le:

1. Some Debian packages I use were not yet buildable for PowerPC (the PowerPC repository has successful builds for 95% of packages, compared to x86), so I must build the programs for source for now.

2. Firefox had to be updated to 68 before it was fully usable. This was only a problem for Debian 10.0 and 10.1.

3. Only the cli (whiptail "GUI") installer is available on the ppc64le image, although I always install from cli anyway. This might be an issue for most others however.

A new security flaw is revealed with 'BlindSide' on Linux affecting Intel and AMD
12 September 2020 at 10:56 pm UTC

Quoting: 3zekielActually, can you run steam games on powerpc with qemu usermod ?

Or a Wine accompaniment program called Hangover, IIRC. Although I don't personally have any interest in running proprietary gaming software.

A new security flaw is revealed with 'BlindSide' on Linux affecting Intel and AMD
12 September 2020 at 7:08 pm UTC Likes: 7

To be fair, there are probably a shit ton of undiscovered vulns for Power9.

To be fair, there are probably a shit ton of undiscovered vulns for Power9.

Borderlands 2 will see no further updates for Linux / macOS from Aspyr Media
12 September 2020 at 5:40 am UTC Likes: 2

They should release the code so that others who are willing and able to do the maintenance can do so. lol

Proton/Wine/Eon == Gaming on Windows on Linux

Free and open source racer SuperTuxKart has a big 1.2 release out
29 August 2020 at 12:23 am UTC

Super Tux Kart is one of the better works proving that free and open games do not have to look like home made amateur projects.

CrossTalk is the latest Intel CPU security problem
9 June 2020 at 11:35 pm UTC Likes: 1

Complexity is an enemy of security.

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