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FOSS app 'GOverlay' for managing Linux gaming overlays adds early support for vkBasalt
6 April 2020 at 11:24 am UTC

TermyGOverlay is pretty cool - having lazarus as a makedep is not so cool though...1.2GB for a Toolkit is a bit much (and then people complain about 9MB for KDE Framework ^^)
Lazarus is just a makedep on Arch/derived.
It means is only needed to build it, it is by no means a toolkit, so you can get rid of it once built or wait for the package to be shipped by the official community repository.
That said i even doubt the PKGBUILD is right requiring the whole Lazarus ide as a dep.
Probably fpc would be enough.
raneonAnd it depends from Gtk2, I tried to get rid of that! But I admit, the concept of this app is nice.
Quotekoko@slimer# pacman -Ss lazarus
community/fpc-src 3.0.4-2
    Sources for the FreePascal compiler (required by the Lazarus IDE)
community/lazarus 2.0.6-1
    Delphi-like IDE for FreePascal common files
community/lazarus-gtk2 2.0.6-1
    Delphi-like IDE for FreePascal gtk2 version
community/lazarus-qt5 2.0.6-1
    Delphi-like IDE for FreePascal qt5 version
community/qt5pas 2.6.r61322-1
    Free Pascal Qt5 binding library updated by lazarus IDE
...As far as i know Lazarus/fpc is not dependant from a specific toolkit, so i think it can be built with qt5 instead of gtk2.

What have you been playing recently? Come tell us what you think about it
5 April 2020 at 8:04 pm UTC

Replaying shenmue and shenmue 2 on retroarch.
I'll get the third to play via Proton, next.
It will be the first game to play on Proton I'll spend money for.

3dSen NES emulator gives classics some 3D depth and it's pretty awesome
16 March 2020 at 3:13 pm UTC Likes: 2

Probably i'm over simplifying things, but basically it takes some layers, extrudes them and maps the same texture on the extruded part.
I'm certainly missing a ton of work/specific game quirks here

OBS Studio 25.0 RC1 is out to further enhance video livestreaming and recording
3 March 2020 at 4:46 pm UTC Likes: 3

Video capturing under linux + nvidia proprietary driver is a nightmare because:
1) Prop. driver doesn't support grabbing via dmabuf/kms
2) Proprietary solution, nvfbc, has been disabled intentionally and a binary patching is needed (for some reason, steam has the right to use it)

In the end, if gpu is under stress, video capturing and gameplay becomes very jerky.

obs does a good job by using xcomposite to do that (it seems there are no other tools that can do it, and it is faster than x11grab, but still inferior to kmsgrab), but then you need to select the window you want to capture, instead of the entire desktop; it may be useful or not really handy; depends on the use case of course.

The upcoming Frictional Games title now has a new teaser - what the heck is going on?
2 March 2020 at 2:33 pm UTC

To be honest, i played the penumbra titles because at the time there was not much choice.
Next i tried Amnesia, but i really did not like it too much, next it was SOMA and MAN, what a story.
I really hope it is something like that.

What have you been playing recently and what do you think about it?
24 February 2020 at 1:18 pm UTC

Finally enjoying (a lot) Shadow tactics:Blades of the shogun and Stardew Valley.
The first is absolutely appealing, on the second one.. i can't say yet if i'll continue playing for much longer.

Mixing 2D and 3D gameplay together - the platformer Neko Ghost, Jump! has a demo up
10 February 2020 at 1:13 pm UTC

So, either i've to buy another PC, or i just can give the one i own to my daughter and forget gaming for a while...


...nope, I think i'll pass.

UAlbion is an open source game engine for the 1995 classic RPG 'Albion'
6 February 2020 at 4:48 pm UTC

CybolicThere's also this version based on the original binary, ported using static recompilation:

I have no idea how well (if at all) it runs on a standard Linux system as it was developed with handheld Linux gaming systems in mind (Pyra/Pandora), but it's certainly interesting!

Now we just need a port of it back to the Amiga where it originally started development
Nope, static recompilation means they just take the x86 binary and translated to arm one (Pandora is arm).
I din't know it was originally for the Amiga!

The sad case of Unreal Engine 1 on Mesa and Linux in 2020
4 February 2020 at 8:29 pm UTC

Perkeleen_VittupääWould a flatpak or snap package do for a wrapper?
QuoteDue to the file being statically linked to an archaic libstdc++ library,

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