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Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 and 'Squad' Might be Coming to GNU/Linux

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  • Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 Improves Compatibility For Origin, GOG Galaxy & More

    Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 was released on Sunday as the newest version of this experimental/testing Wine build. This time around there are some exciting new patches.

    On top of re-basing off Friday's Wine 2.0-rc5 release and continuing to maintain quite a number of patches that haven't yet made their way into mainline Wine, a few more patches were added. Upstream Wine is currently under a code freeze until the 2.0 release later this month but that doesn't stop the Wine-Staging crew.

  • Release 2.0-rc5

    Wine Staging 2.0-rc5 improves the compatibility of various applications that require at least Windows Vista or Windows 7. This includes Origin, Uplay, GOG Galaxy and many more. Several bugs were fixed in the PE loader to support loading of packed executables with truncated headers and/or on-the-fly section decompression. If you are using the 64 bit version of Wine, you may also benefit from the memory manager improvements, which allow applications to reserve/allocate more than 32 GB of virtual memory. The memory allocations are now only constrained by resource limitations of the hardware / the operating system and no longer by an artificial design limit in Wine.

  • Looks like FPS game 'Squad' might be coming to Linux soon

    The game uses Unreal Engine and we know already how iffy their Linux support actually is. Hopefully they won't come across too many troubles.

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  • Linux market-share on Steam dropped 0.08% in December 2016

    Why is this important to know? Well, it's highly likely the amount of Linux users on Steam is growing, but it's probably dwarfed by Windows (and likely Mac too) growth at the same time so it brings down our market-share.

    Nothing to worry about, so if anyone writes about it like it's Linux gaming doomsday, don't believe them. It would be something to worry about if developers started coming along noticing a drop in sales from Linux, but not a single developer has said so.

    Keep buying Linux games, keep playing them on Linux and keep going. 2017 is going to be fun!

  • Streets of Rogue development build updated with NAT punch-through and automatic port forwarding
  • Setting up a retro gaming console at home

    Commodore 64 was the first computer I ever saw in 1989. Twice in a year I used to visit my grandparents’ house in Kolkata, I used to get one or two hours to play with it. I remember, after a few years how I tried to read a book on Basic, with the help of an English-to-Bengali dictionary. In 1993, my mother went for a year-long course for her job. I somehow managed to convince my father to buy me an Indian clone of NES (Little Master) in the same year. That was also a life event for me. I had only one game cartridge, only after 1996 the Chinese NES clones entered our village market.

  • Tasbot does Tasblock - Awesome Games Done Quick 2017 - Part 170 [Ed: NES mini uses Linux]

    This speedrun was recorded live at Awesome Games Done Quick 2017, a weeklong charity speedrun marathon raising money for Prevent Cancer Foundation. Awesome Games Done Quick 2017 is just one of the many charity marathons put on by Games Done Quick.

  • Wine 2.0-rc5 release, moving towards a final stable version

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  • SteamVR support for Linux looks like it's getting close

    Thanks to a Twitter tip we have word that it looks as if SteamVR support for Linux might finally be close.

  • Valve May Be Moving Closer With Their VR Linux Support

    It looks like Valve may be moving closer to debut their Linux VR support, which they demonstrated at the 2016 Dev Days and we've known they've been working on further -- including improvements to AMDGPU/RadeonSI/RADV.

  • Early Access survival game 'Rust' gains Vulkan support in a pre-release

    When they do manage to get it fixed up enough to run on Linux, I will give it a go and note some thoughts on it.

  • Rust Game Now Supports Vulkan Renderer

    Not to be confused with Rustlang, the game called Rust now has a Vulkan renderer enabled.

    For those unfamiliar with this early-access game on Steam, as self-described on its product page, "The only aim in Rust is to survive. To do this you will need to overcome struggles such as hunger, thirst and cold. Build a fire. Build a shelter. Kill animals for meat. Protect yourself from other players, and kill them for meat. Create alliances with other players and form a town. Whatever it takes to survive."

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Leftovers: Software and Games

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Tizen Games

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  • Top 20 Most Popular Tizen Apps and Games in 2016

    Tizen smartphones certainly gained further in popularity during 2016. We had the Samsung Z1, Z2 and Z3 models and we are promised more to be released during 2017. During the course of last year, we kept you updated with the Top apps/games that were being downloaded from the Tizen Store, and today we have the Tp 20 most popular Tizen apps and Games in the whole of 2016.

  • Smartphone Game: Genius Test, a good mind test game released in Tizen Store

    Hi guys, many puzzles game released have been released in the Tizen Store. But, a different type of puzzle game in mind testing game is now available. The game named Genius Test has been added by Amjad Chaudhry and copyright of I Need Play.

  • Smartphone Game: Ramble Race 2, ride on your Motorcycle

    Rample Race 2 is a game where you have to drive on a road without crashing. There are different motorcycles that you can buy using virtual money, which you collect by doing various things on the levels.

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  • Steam Adds XBox Controller Rumble and EMiO PlayStation 4 "Elite" Gamepad Support

    It looks to us like Valve's engineers have decided to make a New Year's resolution to add great improvements to the Steam Client, and they're now shipping two more Beta versions for early adopters.

    Among the improvements added since our last report, we can notice that there's now XBox controller rumble support, a new option called "Turn Off Controller" that lets users shut down both the PlayStation 4 Bluetooth controller and the Sony wireless receiver that ships with it, and an updated Web control to Chromium 56.0.2924.10.

  • Observer, a new horror from the 'Layers of Fear' developer and publisher Aspyr Media announced

    It's being developed with Unreal Engine 4, so hopefully with Aspyr Media helping out, Bloober Team should be able to get a polished Linux version sorted.

  • [Older] Linux Arcade System

    How about turning your Linux system into an arcade system? Making your computer into an arcade system can make for some interesting fun. Actual arcade games that everyone had to pump quarters into all day and get nowhere, you can now do it at home without the need for quarters.

  • Discord announce their Linux client is now officially supported and out of beta

    Discord, the insanely popular chat and VOIP client primarily aimed at gamers is now officially supported on Linux and out of beta.

  • Gearend, a cute 2D non-linear exploration game built on Linux

    I was sent in Gearend [Official Site] by a reader, as it not only looks like a pretty good 2D exploration game, but it's also developed on Linux.

  • Wine-Staging 2.0 RC4 Improves FlipToGDISurface DirectDraw Handling, Adds Fixes

    It was bound to happen sooner or later, especially now that Wine 2.0 got its fourth Release Candidate (RC), and you can now test drive one of the last development release of Wine-Staging 2.0.

    The Wine Staging team have announced the availability of the Wine-Staging 2.0 RC4, based on Wine 2.0 RC4, but bringing a bunch of various improvements and bug fixes that haven't yet landed in the mainline Wine branch. Among these, we can mention better handling of FlipToGDISurface DDraw.

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  • LEDE-17.01 is coming [Ed: it has actually just come out, just like LWN's paywall]
    For some years, OpenWrt has arguably been the most active router-oriented distribution. Things changed in May of last year, though, when a group of OpenWrt developers split off to form the competing LEDE project. While the LEDE developers have been busy, the project has yet to make its first release. That situation is about to change, though, as evidenced by the LEDE v17.01.0-rc1 release candidate, which came out on February 1. Many of the changes made in LEDE since the 2015 OpenWrt "Chaos Calmer" release will not be immediately visible to most users. The core software has been updated, of course, including a move to the 4.4.42 kernel. There are a number of security-oriented enhancements, including a switch to SHA256 for package verification, the disabling of support for several old and insecure protocols, compilation with stack-overwrite detection, and more. There is support for a number of new devices. Perhaps the most anticipated new feature, though, is the improved smart queue management and the WiFi fairness work that has been done as part of the bufferbloat project. It has been clear for some time that WiFi should work far better than it does; the work that has found its way into the LEDE release candidate should be a significant step in that direction. Your editor decided that it was time to give LEDE a try, but there was some shopping to be done first. Getting the full benefit from the bufferbloat and airtime fairness work requires the right chipset; most of this work has been done on the Atheros ath9k driver. So the first step was to go out and pick up a new router with ath9k wireless. That is where the things turned out to be harder than one might expect.
  • Microsoft Faces European Privacy Probes Over Windows 10
    Microsoft Corp. faces a coordinated investigation by European privacy regulators after it failed to do enough to address their concerns about the collection and processing of user data with a series of changes to Windows 10 last month. European Union data-protection officials sent a letter to Microsoft saying they remain “concerned about the level of protection of users’ personal data,” according to a copy of the document posted by the Dutch watchdog Tuesday. Regulators from seven countries are concerned that even after the announced changes, “Microsoft does not comply with fundamental privacy rules.”