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Zink driver for OpenGL over Vulkan continues maturing with a big performance fix
31 August 2021 at 10:20 pm UTC Likes: 6

Quoting: FredrikIf I understand it right, its only for AMD, so useless for the majority of Linux gamers since most run nvidia.

I will never understand why there is so much bias regarding Mesa.

I suggest you to take a look on the statistics: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/users/statistics

And research a little bit more about this project: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Zink-Working-On-NVIDIA-Linux

Zink driver for OpenGL over Vulkan continues maturing with a big performance fix
31 August 2021 at 6:21 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: PublicNuisanceDoes this developer accept donations ? I couldn't see any place to give them money but find this project worth it.

Valve takes care of that. We may be able to indirectly donate when buying Steam stuff though.

Anyway, seems that Zink is done: https://www.supergoodcode.com/im-done/

Zink Vulkan driver Suballocator lands in Mesa, certain games get 'over 1000%' more FPS
18 August 2021 at 10:53 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: ArdjeThere is no fast opensource opengl implementation for AMD. And the closed ones suck.
You may want to take a look on some benchs before saying such thing: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=gpus-feb-2021&num=2 https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=gpus-feb-2021&num=3

Deus Ex & Hitman are both OpenGL titles. If this isn't fast, then I'm not sure what you define as "fast" for OpenGL.

s&box from Facepunch 'works great' on the Steam Deck but no native Linux plans
13 August 2021 at 9:47 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: LanzI wouldn't buy any Facepunch game. No reason to support a studio that is openly hostile to non-proprietary operating systems.

Fun fact: As Gary feels pointless to give us proper support he definitely doesn't want our money. So if you ever want to test this game, just grab and play the "demo", he won't mind at all.

Still, I suggest to stay away of whatever Facepunch produces. There are way better game devs out there that, even when not supporting Linux, don't throw shit to our community at least.

Seems the Valve Steam Deck has been impressing people with some hands-on time
7 August 2021 at 5:30 pm UTC Likes: 15

It will be a lot of fun to see Windows only users switch to the desktop, open the start menu and discover that they can get what they are looking for when they do a search.

The Valve Steam Deck, lots of excitement and plenty to think about for Linux gaming
16 July 2021 at 7:18 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: PhiladelphusTook a bit over an hour and a half, but I've got my reservation in! I assume the fact that the Steam servers were up and down for so long indicates a healthy interest. I hope Valve releases some numbers on reservations next week so we can get an idea of actual numbers. While obviously not 100% of reservations will turn into purchases for various reasons, the $5 price should at least do a decent job of limiting it to serious potential buyers; combined with the one-per-Steam-account limit should give a relatively accurate figure for number of people (especially for the reservations in the first 48 hours, since anyone making multiple accounts at this point to try to scalp units won't be able to order it until afterwards).

Don't forget that a lot of people have multiple accounts. It would not surprise me that we will have enough a good number of scalpers even with these countermeasures, people is quite greedy and steam accounts black market is expected at this point.

The Valve Steam Deck, lots of excitement and plenty to think about for Linux gaming
16 July 2021 at 7:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: HerrLangeWow, there seems to be lots of reservations ongoing. It took me quite a while to put a reservation and go through the payment process. I'm wondering how many people put a preorder. Must be really lots...

Funfact, in the order fulfillment screen they show this "game" is only supported for running on windows. Well...

Meanwhile here I am with my job vpn wishing I could hit the reserve button...

The Valve Steam Deck, lots of excitement and plenty to think about for Linux gaming
16 July 2021 at 12:13 pm UTC Likes: 3

Wish I could buy one but I live in south america, almost at the end of the line for any tech :(

Valve has formally announced the Steam Deck, a portable handheld console with SteamOS
15 July 2021 at 5:30 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: sub
Quoting: x_wingBTW, didn't know that SteamOS 3.0 was based on Arch Linux. When did that happen?

O'rly? Good choice.

Check it out: https://youtu.be/5Q_C5KVJbUw?t=236

They also give some hope for the ac on proton. In fact, the guide to "test your product on SteamOS" mentions that proton will work with most ac as long as they aren't kernel based. Not sure if this is hype but it seems that the ac are coming home :P

Valve has formally announced the Steam Deck, a portable handheld console with SteamOS
15 July 2021 at 5:21 pm UTC Likes: 17

BTW, didn't know that SteamOS 3.0 was based on Arch Linux. When did that happen?

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