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Portal 2 gets more DXVK Vulkan improvements with another update
2 March 2021 at 9:29 am UTC Likes: 7

Siduction (Debian sid based), kernel 5.11.1, Mesa git 21.1
8700K, 6900XT, 3440x1440

Portal 2 timedemo portal2bench
All video settings max/min, vsync off, multicore enabled. 3 run avg FPS.

Min settings vs Max settings, 2 weeks ago
OpenGL   722 vs 562 fps avg
RADV     981 vs 238 fps avg

Min settings vs Max settings, new patch today
OpenGL   745 vs 580 fps avg
RADV    1010 vs 805 fps avg

The upcoming modular Framework Laptop sounds super exciting
27 February 2021 at 10:29 am UTC

Quoting: poisond*sigh* no, it's not about maturity, it's about profit.
Not sure what you are sighing about since we are in complete agreement, you even quoted me about profitability.

The upcoming modular Framework Laptop sounds super exciting
26 February 2021 at 4:10 pm UTC Likes: 5

Not to be dismissive but... every previous attempt at this exact thing has failed, utterly. Perhaps this time the tech is mature enough to make it viable?

The biggest issue with this concept is that big OEM's don't see this as profitable. Letting consumers repair their own devices conflicts with the endless pursuit of making us buy new devices, so they will not jump onboard, meaning the concept is doomed to be small scale and thus quite costly for the consumer.
Those who have tried something similar have been burned bad or even killed.

Also, expensive means tiny market in normal times, and launching now? During the current global pandemic that's only getting worse every day? With electronics in desperately short supply in every industry? Hmm.

I really like the idea of a DIY kit, that would make an awesome gift to a tech hungry kid.
Fingers crossed this isn't vaporware or pipe dreams...

Take-Two Interactive hit the DMCA nuke on GTA III and Vice City reverse engineered effort
22 February 2021 at 8:25 pm UTC Likes: 2

I saw these "I saw this coming a mile away" comments coming a mile away, and I don't even use imperial units.

Open source RTS 0 A.D. Alpha 24 is out now with plenty of new features
20 February 2021 at 7:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

Impressive stuff! Glorious trailer.

GTA III and Vice City get reverse engineered with a new game engine
20 February 2021 at 5:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: wvstolzingI eventually built libglfw3 from source; but the build for 'RE' still fails.

... I also confess, that I'm not confident enough to mix stable & non-stable repos on Debian. I use backports & flatpak & appimages & source builds when I need something new.
FWIW, it built fine on Siduction, a Debian sid based distro.

GTA III and Vice City get reverse engineered with a new game engine
20 February 2021 at 9:55 am UTC

Quoting: wvstolzingIt requires libglfw3 3.3 min.; while Debian (which I'm currently using, after random nvidia-related f*ckups with Arch that I got fed up with) still has 3.2.1 as of now.
Or... grab libglfw3 3.3.2-1 from testing. 3.3 has been available in Debian repos since July 2019. :)

Metro Exodus still due on Linux this year, Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition announced
15 February 2021 at 4:03 pm UTC Likes: 2

Linux support for the original game is great of course... but the way that press release reads, ME:Enhanced for PC sure seems to be Windows only.

Story-driven tactical RPG 'The Way of Wrath' up on Kickstarter
3 February 2021 at 10:26 am UTC

The devs are imgurians btw, check out some of their nice posts for a little extra juice.

Plasma 5.21 Beta is out and it's a thing of beauty, towards first-class Wayland support
22 January 2021 at 9:09 pm UTC

Quoting: Kuduzkehpanİ hope one day ubuntu devs make kde standart DE in Ubuntu
until then im good with kde neon.
Just checking that you're aware Kubuntu exists. :)

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