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AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 vs. RadeonSI Git: Tomb Raider, Shadow of Mordor, WARHAMMER & Deus Ex

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A few days ago I shared some fresh AMDGPU+RadeonSI benchmarks of Tomb Raider, Shadow of Mordor, and some other Linux games that need to be benchmarked manually due to shortcomings with these games. That earlier article with the open-source numbers was reserved for just Phoronix Premium supporters while available now to the public are those results compared to the new AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 Linux driver.

Last week I published AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 vs. Mesa 13.1-dev benchmarks using all of our Linux game testing suspects of titles that meet our automated and reproducible testing requirements. In this article are benchmarks of the other games that unfortunately don't make the cut for our routine testing requirements and thus just receive the seldom treatment aside from when pursuing requests of Phoronix Premium readers.

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  • Looks like Virtual Programming are working on porting Putty Squad to Linux

    Putty Squad [Official Site], a platformer from 1994 which had a revamped version in 2013 looks like it's coming to Linux from Virtual Programming. The game is actually a sequel to Putty, a another platformer which was released in 1992.

    Not the most exciting of releases, but I've never played (played the original) it so I will give it the usual look-over.

  • Helium Rain, a realistic UE4 space simulation game is coming to Linux in 2017, looks brilliant

    The developers of Helium Rain [Official Site] sent word that their realistic space simulation game will fully support Linux at launch. The main developer is also using Linux to make the game.

    They have put up the source code on github, so anyone can go take a look. I think that’s pretty awesome to do (on top of reaching out to us directly).

    After watching the trailer, I have to say I'm pretty hyped to give this one a go myself. The lighting and the ship graphics are quite stunning! The main thing that needs work is what looks like the in-ship cockpit view, as it looks so bland compared to the rest of it, where's all my shiny futuristic buttons and consoles?

  • Valve Announces Massive Steam Client Update with Lots of Controller Improvements

    Today, December 12, 2016, Valve announced the availability of a new, major stable update for the Steam client across all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Windows, and macOS.

    As one might expect, today's Steam client stable update includes all the goodies that those who are using the Beta channel were able to test drive for the past couple of months, but it looks like it also updates the Privacy Policy to comply with the Privacy Shield Framework as agreed to by the US Department of Commerce and the European Commission.

  • Steam Client Update Has Improvements For ZFS, Streaming, Controllers

    Besides Valve pushing out Dota 2 7.00 today, also coming out of Valve as an early Christmas present is a big update to the Steam client.

  • Dota 2 7.00 Appears To Have Some OpenGL Performance Improvements

    When Dota 2 7.00 changes were revealed on Sunday, the in-game/game-play changes were what was talked about with no real references to any "under the hood" changes for this Valve Source 2 Engine game. Thus when the 7.00 update came down the pipe today, I ran some before/after benchmarks.

  • Fresh AMDGPU+RadeonSI Benchmarks Of Tomb Raider, Shadow of Mordor, Warhammer

    Last week I posted some fresh AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 vs. Mesa 13.1-dev + Linux 4.9 Radeon OpenGL driver benchmarks including all of our usual benchmarking suspects. With some fresh requests of some of the other newer Linux games that are interesting but unfortunately don't meet our standards for test automation, here are those tests in that article of Tomb Raider, Shadow of Mordor, and Total War: WARHAMMER when using the Linux 4.9 AMDGPU driver and Mesa 13.1-dev.

  • Wine 2.0-rc1 released, also showing progress towards Overwatch working in a future Wine version

    Recently Wine 2.0-rc1 has been released as the next step towards another major stable release of Wine. Additionally, the Wine developers have talked about ongoing Direct3D 11 development and getting Overwatch to work.

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  • Valve announce Dota 2 - 7.00, a massive update that changes everything

    Valve have announced a massive 7.00 update for Dota 2 [Steam] which changes the entire way the game works, and it sounds very interesting.

    The test client has the new version available right now, with the stable client update expected tomorrow.

  • Oolite, a life in space as vagabond and mercenary - nice free software

    In my early years, I played the epic game Elite on my PC. I spent many months trading and fighting in space, and reached the 'elite' fighting status before I moved on. The original Elite game was available on Commodore 64 and the IBM PC edition I played had a 64 KB executable. I am still impressed today that the authors managed to squeeze both a 3D engine and details about more than 2000 planet systems across 7 galaxies into a binary so small.

    I have known about the free software game Oolite inspired by Elite for a while, but did not really have time to test it properly until a few days ago. It was great to discover that my old knowledge about trading routes were still valid. But my fighting and flying abilities were gone, so I had to retrain to be able to dock on a space station. And I am still not able to make much resistance when I am attacked by pirates, so I bougth and mounted the most powerful laser in the rear to be able to put up at least some resistance while fleeing for my life. Smile

  • Smartphone Game: Disco Dave now on the Tizen Store
  • Twisted Machines: Road Warrior Smartphone Game comes to Tizen

    Remember last month 2 Cricket game released in Tizen Store by Zapak Mobile Games Pvt. Ltd.: (Sleepy T20 Cricket Champion 3D & (ii) Gujarat Lions: Official Cricket Game. Today they added another game Twisted Machines: Road Warrior a good action packed death racing game. The Game will come to an end after the fuel has run out, so in order to avoid that you must try to collect all the fuel cans that you can.

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MAME 0.180 Open-Source Arcade Machine Emulator Lets You Play Atari Space Lords

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The MAME open-source emulator program that makes it possible to play a lot of classic arcade games and emulates a large number of old computers, such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, GameBoy, and Atari 2600, received a major update.

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