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Games: Shotgun Farmers, GOG and DXVK Release

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  • Linux gaming night: Shotgun Farmers - come join tonight

    Tonight, we've decided to do something a little different. We're organising a Linux gaming night and you're all invited to join us.

    Getting into the whole community spirit thing here, channelling some positive vibes for the Linux gaming community and for a fun indie game that's quite unique and cheap—let's play Shotgun Farmers. A good time too, as on Steam right now it's 30% off making it £4.89 / $6.99 / €5.73.

  • GOG have now launched their own big Lunar Sale with tons of DRM-free of deals

    If Humble Store and Steam didn't sway you yet, perhaps some DRM-free games from GOG might as they've now launched their own big Lunar Sale.

    As this is a very Chinese themed event, GOG have prepared a little "gaming horoscope" page. Since I entered this world in the year of The Dragon, according to GOG I am "confident, intelligent, and enthusiastic" and well suited for RPGs. Can't really argue with that.

  • Direct 3D to Vulkan translation layer DXVK version 1.5.2 is up, lots of fixes for games

    The DXVK team have released another new version of their Direct 3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan translation layer with 1.5.2 now available.

    Firstly an important note: It requires more up to date drivers again, as they've upped the requirements to Vulkan 1.1 support. A good time to go and check, Vulkan 1.1 has been supported in both NVIDIA and Mesa driver for quite some time now so it really shouldn't be an issue. Why did they up the Vulkan version used? They said the "Vulkan 1.0 fallback path was largely untested and did not always work correctly" and it allowed some code cleaning.

    As for what's new, on the Direct 3D 9 support side, they added in some "missing D3D9 swap chain functionality" so more games should run including ATi ToyShop demo, Atelier Sophie and Dynasty Warriors 7. There's also some Direct 3D 9 bug fixes and "minor performance and memory optimizations" so it should run Windows games a bit smoother now.

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