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Fedora Linux 36 is officially out now
10 May 2022 at 3:22 pm UTC

QuoteSometime over the next week I'll be doing the upgrade, hopefully it will go smoothly. As this will be likely my first full distro version upgrade ever when using Fedora.

Unlike Ubuntu, I've never had any issues with Fedora's upgrade procedure. I'm so confident with it that I haven't waited for the stable release to upgrade in years.

AMD releases the Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT
10 May 2022 at 3:09 pm UTC

Quoting: Enkhiel

They are still models in stock at Newegg in the US as I type this but go off.

Edit: And

Classic Bethesda titles come to Steam, play them easily on Linux
29 April 2022 at 6:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

Just because we're on the subject: If anyone is looking for a modern take of the Pirates of the Carribbean/Sea Dogs games or wants to play one in VR, the game Buccaneers! recently came out and was just this week verified for the Steam Deck. (VR is optional)


First-person zombie co-op shooter Projekt Z is up on Kickstarter
29 April 2022 at 5:57 pm UTC

Speaking for myself, the likes of DayZ or 7 days to die don't interest that much and I backed the latter on kickstarter. Because of games like 7 days to die I won't be backing this one on kickstarter but I am interested in this game for the setting alone.

Something about killing nazi zombies in varied environments in a story-driven co-op experience just sounds like a blast to me. The addition of a "call of duty" style survival mode is just icing on the cake.

Not just another zombie game at all.

Classic Bethesda titles come to Steam, play them easily on Linux
28 April 2022 at 3:43 pm UTC

Quoting: hardpenguin

I can confirm that the 64bit DirectX9 version of the maelstrom engine does work in my initial testing with the new horizons mod. Shown windowed for screenshot purposes.

maelstrom engine on linux

I should also note there is an open source engine re-implementation project underway.

storm-engine github

Classic Bethesda titles come to Steam, play them easily on Linux
27 April 2022 at 1:29 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: hardpenguin

While it's not via proton this game absolutely does work through (at least custom versions of) Wine including using the "New Horizons" build mod. I've yet to test the maelstrom engine on Linux but that boasts a 64bit directx9 overhaul of the engine.

Sorry Arch (EndeavourOS), it's not working out any more and hello Fedora
8 April 2022 at 8:25 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: pageroundWill you try fedora on the steamdeck?

Until the Deck-specific drivers and tweaks are in the mainline kernel it'll be a very lackluster experience with anything other than SteamOS. Even after these tweaks get mainlined I cannot see myself wanting to run anything other than SteamOS on my Deck.

Maybe if you used the deck exclusively docked?

HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed gets a fix for Linux to play on Windows Servers
8 April 2022 at 1:40 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: ObsidianBlk

Yeah I grabbed a copy for my brother and me last week. While the CO-OP/BOTS wave/zombie modes worked with him joining using my friend code, playing against/with BOTS got old fast.

Hoping this will help as it's a pretty fun game for some mindless co-op.

Sorry Arch (EndeavourOS), it's not working out any more and hello Fedora
8 April 2022 at 1:33 pm UTC

Normally I'd use Rawhide's (latest un-branched Fedora release - so "37" right now) kernel with nodebug turned on to get the latest kernel on Fedora but recently I've been using this copr repo to get the xanmod kernel which has things the fedora kernels don't yet (futex2, etc.).

Rawhide no debug kernel for those interested.

The fedora upgrade cycle has been rock solid for me, even to beta releases.

Steam Deck improves Offline Mode switching, looks like a lock screen is coming
6 April 2022 at 4:04 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: rhin79no support for rar, 7zip im and so on.

Out of the box sure but PeaZip in Discover works great.