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  • Beat Cop released with day one Linux support, my review

    Beat Cop [Steam, Official Site, Humble Store, GOG], a retro styled adventure game taking inspiration from old cop shows has arrived on Linux, but is it as good as it looks?

    Note: Buying it on Humble Store seems like the best option, since you get a DRM free build plus and Steam key.

  • Xonotic 0.8.2 released with new maps and numerous new features

    Version 0.8.2 of the free and open source arena FPS Xonotic has been released with a couple of new maps and a number of other changes and additions.

  • PPSSPP, the Best Free PSP Emulator, Now Supports Direct3D 11, Version 1.4 Is Out

    PPSSPP 1.4 is the latest stable and most advanced release of the free and cross-platform PSP (PlayStation Portable) emulator application, available now for GNU/Linux, Android, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

    Last year in September, PPSSPP 1.3 launched with numerous goodies, including the ability to record games, support for Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones and Apple devices running iOS 9 or later, initial support for the Vulkan API on Windows, as well as better support for 64-bit Android TV systems and Raspberry Pi SBCs.

    Now PPSSPP 1.4 is here with Direct3D 11 support, which appears to offer a boost in many PSP games over OpenGL or Direct3D 9, on most hardware. Along with this implementation, the development team also managed to add support for post-processing shaders in Direct3D 11.

  • Wine 2.5 Has Fixes for Skyrim and Rayman 3 Crashes, Mafia III Improvements

    The Wine 2.5 development release was launched this past weekend for GNU/Linux and macOS users who want to install the latest Windows applications and games on their personal computers.

    According to the announcement, Wine 2.5 is here two weeks after the previous development release, namely Wine 2.4, and adds a bunch of under-the-hood enhancements like support for message-mode named pipes (needed by numerous apps and games), transform feedback support in Direct3D, scheduler classes in the C++ runtime, and better scrolling in pop-up menus.

Steam's Survey Shows A Tiny Increase In Linux Gamers For March

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It looks like the recent Linux game releases of DiRT Rally, HITMAN, and Civilization VI along with the debut of SteamVR for Linux was enough for Linux gamers to fire up their Steam clients in March.

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  • Xonotic 0.8.2 Released

    It's been more than one year since an update to Xonotic, the open-source first person shooter formerly from Nexuiz, but that changed today with the v0.8.2 release.

  • Xonotic 0.8.2 Release

    Avoid the April foolery with some fast-paced fragging: Xonotic 0.8.2 is available today! Comprised of over a year’s worth of effort, this one packs quite a shotgun slap. There’s vehicle improvements, a quick menu, minigames, and several new weapon models to mention just a few things. Grab yourself a copy using the information below, then read on for more details of the changes before you bunny hop into the fray.

  • Simutrans-Extended nightly development builds (Linux/Windows)

    A somewhat belated announcement, but better late than never: a little earlier this year, nightly development builds of Simutrans-Extended (formerly "Simutrans-Experimental"), a fork of the popular open source transport simulation Simutrans aimed at increased realism, became available for Linux and Windows. See here for information on how to download.

    Here is a link to a Youtube playlist containing a number of video tutorials, mainly about the signalling system, including a new video on absolute block signalling added on Friday; but they should give a good idea of what the game is all about.

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OpenGL accelerated x86 games come to Raspberry Pi

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Eltechs released v2.0 of its ExaGear Desktop VM for running x86 apps on ARM/Linux devices. It adds OpenGL hardware graphics acceleration for the Pi 2 and 3.

Recently, Raspbian developers led by Eric Anholt ported the OpenGL driver to Raspbian, thereby making the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 the first hacker SBCs to do so. Russia-based Eltechs, which offers the ExaGear Desktop virtual machine application for running x86 apps on ARM-based Linux computers, quickly adapted the new OpenGL driver and baked it into version 2.0 of ExaGear Desktop.

The new driver implemented in ExaGear Desktop 2.0 fully supports 3D graphics acceleration of Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 applications. As a result, you can now run modern, 3D graphics games such as OpenArena (Quake 3) and Minecraft, some of the few such games that have been ported to the Pi. Most 3D accelerated x86 games simply won’t run or run very slowly, says Eltechs.

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