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DOSBox Staging has a rather large new release out with 0.76.0
25 December 2020 at 9:06 pm UTC

As a demonstration I recorded a video of all the Blood demos being playing with DOSBox Staging at 640x480 using the GOG.com wrapper and OpenGL output for showing the framerate with Gallium HUD:
https://www.blood-wiki.org/index.php?title=File:DOSBox-Staging-Blood-640x480.webm

DOSBox Staging has a rather large new release out with 0.76.0
23 December 2020 at 8:50 pm UTC Likes: 3

Just gave this a try and for Build Engine games it is so much better than mainline DOSBox. I was able to get a stable +60 FPS in Blood at 640x480 which looks glorious on my ViewSonic Q71 16" CRT. And the CD music loops properly now and has a working volume slider. Even 1280x1024 was achieving a playable +30 FPS in Blood. A massive improvement.

Wasteland 3 now available on Linux from inXile Entertainment
17 December 2020 at 10:05 pm UTC Likes: 3

Any word on Linux support for Wasteland Remastered?

A look at the Penumbra Collection on Linux with Mesa in 2020
16 December 2020 at 8:50 pm UTC

Quoting: XenanthropyConveniently, Frictional has decided to delete their forums so I can't browse that thread to try to find a solution
For what it is worth:
https://web.archive.org/web/20200923183829/https://www.frictionalgames.com/forum/thread-54134-page-2.html

I also changed the main article to use the Internet Archive link.

Take care of the bees in the latest demo of the super sweet APICO
6 December 2020 at 8:06 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: HamishNever had to deal with a bear attack on your hives I see.
Oh no, don't go giving them any ideas ;)
You are in the UK, you will be a fine. It was quite a shock for my employer's father when he first moved to Canada from England and left his hives unguarded.

Take care of the bees in the latest demo of the super sweet APICO
6 December 2020 at 7:56 pm UTC Likes: 2

Strangely enough I was too busy actually beekeeping in September so this slipped my notice back then.

QuoteIt's simply wonderful as you run around collecting and breeding bees to build up an apiary ... being completely charmed by its wonderful non-violent gameplay that sees you keep an eye on one of nature's most important insects.
Never had to deal with a bear attack on your hives I see.

GOG are doing their own Black Friday sale with lots of DRM-free games
27 November 2020 at 9:32 pm UTC Likes: 1

Just for reference, I already own the Royal Edition of Pillars of Eternity. Is there any difference between that and the Definitive Edition?

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
28 September 2020 at 5:58 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Samsai
Quoting: tonRLiam (or anyone). Is running Windows XP on virtualization software considered as dual boot? May need to run XP to use Nokia PC suite for set up old Nokia S40 phone.
I don't make the rules, but my opinion would be that day-to-day active virtualization should count as dual-boot but also you shouldn't count it as a dual-boot if you just briefly touch a Windows system. So if it's just a matter of setting up a phone and you aren't actually using that XP system for anything else, I wouldn't count it.
Especially since this is a gaming oriented survey and you are not using the VM for gaming.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
26 September 2020 at 5:32 pm UTC Likes: 1

I actually needed the reminder to change my hardware information for once. So thanks.

Enjoy the classic Unreal Tournament on modern platforms with OldUnreal - new update out
24 September 2020 at 3:41 am UTC Likes: 2

Excellent work. I have updated my old article from back in February:
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/02/the-sad-case-of-unreal-engine-1-on-mesa-and-linux-in-2020

Now we just need an updated release of Rune. One can dream.