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  • A Vulkan Renderer Is Being Worked On For The Original Unreal Engine

    There's a Vulkan implementation being worked on for the original Unreal Engine, what was released back in 1998 to power Unreal and Unreal Tournament games.

    With there being vkQuake for implementing Vulkan for the original Quake (id Tech) engine, the latest is now getting the Unreal Engine (1) from the end of the 90's working atop this modern Khronos graphics API. This nearly 20 year old game engine was first designed for using the Glide API and only later added OpenGL and Direct3D support. So now this game engine that powers the legendary Unreal and Unreal Tournament games could soon be full-functioning on Vulkan.

  • We now have an official Ballistic Overkill server
  • Mesa Threaded OpenGL Dispatch Finally Landing, Big Perf Win For Some Games

    Four years ago Intel developers were working on a threaded OpenGL dispatch mechanism for Mesa, but it never ended up being merged. Now, prolific Mesa contributor and AMD developer Marek Olšák is looking to merge this code and clean it up.

  • INT64 Support Comes To Nouveau's Gallium3D Driver

    Ilia Mirkin's weekend hacking on the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver has led to ARB_gpu_shader_int64 support coming for this open-source NVIDIA Linux driver.

    ARB_gpu_shader_int64 is about supporting 64-bit scalar and vector integer data types for shaders and related 64-bit integer support for OpenGL. The Intel i965 Mesa driver has supported INT64 for Broadwell and newer, RadeonSI Gallium3D also has supported INT64, and there's been support in LLVMpipe/Softpipe too, while now it's been implemented for Nouveau.

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  • Sudden Strike 4 looks like an amazing RTS that will have Linux support

    They've already confirmed Linux support and have done since the moment the game announced, so I'm looking forward to it. The trailer clearly states Linux too at the end.

  • Polymorph: A Libre Game Engine Making Use Of OGRE

    There's another open-source game engine in town that's been under development since last year but received more exposure this weekend via the FOSDEM 2017 conference in Brussels.

    Polymorph is a libre video game engine that makes use of OGRE 3D for its graphics engine while pulls in Puredata for its sound support and more. Polymorph does make use of other free software projects including the Bullet physics engine and GIMP / Inkscape / Blender for graphics design. Polymorph appears to be about being a game engine as much as it is about promoting open tools and a free software community around their effort.

  • Godot 3.0 Game Engine Continues Marching Forward With Major Restructuring

    Development on the Godot 3.0 game engine continues marching forward at full-speed as it works on an overhaul to its 3D renderer along with other significant changes.

  • Come watch the first episode of 'The Council of Linux Gamers'

    The Council of Linux Gamers is a new livestreamed chat show full of Linux gaming personalities. This first episodes features me, Jakejw93, Xpander, Osirez & HexDSL.

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  • Disgaea 2 is Now Available on Linux

    After the recent release of Owlboy, we are now getting Disgaea 2 ! This one was expected in January, and January it is. It’s almost strange when some port comes on time these days, and this one is a first citizen kind of port – same day release for all platforms (PC and Mac) as well Linux. Disgaea 2 is a very old game by now (PS2 era – released in 2006) and you could play it on an emulator if you really wanted to, but now it’s a lot more convenient this way.

  • You can get Total War WARHAMMER for $12 in the current Humble Monthly Bundle

    Don't pass up a fantastic deal guys. Total War WARHAMMER can be bagged for only $12 in the currently Humble Monthly Bundle.

  • Publishing the Data of our Last Linux Gamers Survey

    It’s been a while since we conducted our last survey (March 2016 actually!) and we have still not published the full analysis – unfortunately this kind of things takes time, and while we have not given up on releasing a complete overview of the result. However, in that last survey we have specifically asked folks if they wanted to publicly share their answers at the very end of the survey (the first time we did ask that).

  • Stellaris: Utopia, a major expansion announced

    Paradox has announced 'Stellaris: Utopia' [Steam, Official Site], a major new expansion for Stellaris bringing in lots of new toys.

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and XCOM 2 are both super cheap this weekend

    If you're a bit stuck this weekend I have great news! Both Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and XCOM 2 are really cheap this weekend!

    I'm amazed at how cheap they both are, considering they are both quite new.

It's Become Much Easier To Run Steam On FreeBSD-Derived TrueOS

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There have been ways to get Steam running on FreeBSD using Wine and efforts as well with using the operating system's Linux binary compatibility layer, but now it's become much easier for users of TrueOS, formerly known as PC-BSD.

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