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Road to Providence: a new game being made with Krita

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Remember Playkot's Supercity? Game artist Paul Geraskin liked has just started a crowdfunding campaign to support working on a new indie game, inspired by Howard Lovecraft: Road to Providence. As with Supercity, Road to Providence will be created with open source tools: Krita, Blender, and jMonkeyEngine.

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Crytek Open-Sources Their Renderdoc Graphics Debugger

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Right out of the gate, Renderdoc isn't as useful to Linux users as is Valve's VOGL or other utilities like APITrace. Because, as it stands right now, Renderdoc only targets the Microsoft Direct3D 10/11 graphics API, but support for OpenGL is planned under this open-source Renderdoc. While still targeting D3D11 right now, there is basic build support for Linux of Renderdoc. I imagine in the months ahead it will get much more interesting once there's OpenGL API support and open-source contributors have had their hand at improving the Renderdoc Linux support.

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Valve Releases New Steam Client Update with Performance Fixes for Linux

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Between stable builds, the developers launch a large number of Beta versions that integrate a lot of new features. Some of the updates are pretty large, if we take into account the first one in the new series, but more intermediary releases only feature a small number of changes.

According to the changelog, the performance of the Steam client in some cases with the Big Picture window out-of-focus or in-game has been improved, especially on the Linux platform.

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Codemasters Says Linux Support Is a Matter of When, Not If

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When it comes to supporting the Linux platform, not many of the large studios out there are even considering investing the time and the resources to make this happen. From time to time we get some news about one small studio that is willing to port its games, but there are very few major ones that are openly talking about it.

Codemasters is one of the largest studios that deal exclusively with racing titles. This is a more recent reorientation, but they had great success with games like Dirt 3, F1 2013, and the Grid series.

A user asked around on the Steam forums if the studio had any plans to release Linux ports, and he got lucky. One of the developers said that Codemasters was looking into it and it's a matter of when, not if.

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Warsow 1.5 released

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There are many cool things happening in the world of Linux gaming, and Warsow 1.5 is one of them. We have taken great care to make our latest release run smoothly on the open source radeon drivers, the input code utilizes XInput2, and our shipped binaries are fully compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian Wheezy.

Server hosts will be happy to hear that 1.5 features a built-in HTTP server that significantly simplifies map downloads by removing the need to serve downloadable files through mirrors.

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Steam For Linux Last Month Showed A Slight Rise In Usage

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The Steam Hardware Survey has been updated to reflect the April 2014 numbers. Last month, there were slightly more reported Linux users running Steam to obtain the latest Linux games.

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Nvidia $192 Tegra TK1 board could be used as a Linux gaming PC

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Nvidia is bringing supercomputer-class performance to its $192 Jetson TK1 computer, which is targeted at embedded devices but could be used as a Linux-based gaming PC.

The TK1 is an uncased board with all the major components on it, much like the popular Raspberry Pi. But the computer offers 300 gigaflops of performance, and Nvidia said it could be used as a PC for games supporting ARM processors and the Linux OS.

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Wine 1.7.17 released

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The Wine development release 1.7.17 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- More implementations for the Task Scheduler.
- C runtime made more compatible by sharing source files.
- Fixes in the Mac OS X joystick support.
- Various bug fixes.

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Top Ten Steam for Linux Best-Selling List – Rust Is the King

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The Steam for Linux platform has received a few new games in the past week, and the top selling chart has somewhat changed, although some of the older games are still going strong.

Portal, the first game in the series, released way back in 2007 for the Windows platform along with Half-Life 2, has managed to slip into the tenth position, mostly because of its 75% discount.

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