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The State of Open Source Gaming on Linux

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This year has been particularly fruitful in its addition of ports from big names, but prior to the wave of ports that came recently, Linux and UNIX games were predominantly cloned or original games made by the community. Some of these sites are short on funding and require support to continue providing content. OpenGameArt’s founder, Bart Kelsey, has asked for funding to maintain the site in a campaign that is currently at 65 percent of it’s goal — and I urge you to support this and other projects connected with open source gaming.

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SteamOS News

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  • Grow Home From Ubisoft Now On SteamOS & Linux

    Grow Home the wacky-looking, but intriguing game from Ubisoft's Reflections studio is now officially available for us Linux and SteamOS folk. It has a lot of good reviews, and I'm looking forward to trying it. Our editor flesk may be doing a review of it sometime, so look out for that.

  • NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit Offered For SteamOS

    Today while setting up some CUDA benchmarks, I noticed that CUDA 7.5 is now officially available for SteamOS.

  • Valve Launches A Massive Sale Of SteamOS (Linux) Titles

    With the majority of Steam Machines using SteamOS, it's a sale basically of Linux/SteamOS-native games. There are significant savings to be found on Alien Isolation, Borderlands 2, Shadow of Mordor, Metro Redux, DiRT Showdown, BioShock Infinite, and tons of other great Linux games.

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  • BFF or Die: Shiny New Update. (PC, Mac, Linux)

    Monday 9th November. London based Honey Tribe Studios have released version 0.22 of their award winning game BFF or Die. Although still in alpha BFF or Die won the Best Multiplayer category in Game On 2.0 earlier this year. It continues to be part of the exhibition that showcases the history of video games in the International Centre for Life, Newcastle UK until Jan 2016.

  • Former Free-to-Play Quake Live Now $9.99 on Steam, Linux Support Dropped

    Bethesda Softworks, the publisher of the famous Fallout 4 that gets a lot of attention these days, is also responsible for another game called Quake Live, developed by id Software and available on Steam. That game went from free to $9.99 (€9.99), and the Linux support was dropped.

  • Magicka 2 Officially Released For SteamOS & Linux

    After a short beta period Magicka 2 is now officially available for the roll out of Steam Machines, and for those of us on normal Linux desktops too of course. They accidentally pushed it out earlier, removed it again and now it's officially out.

    I wonder how many "now on Linux" posts I'm going to be doing today, a few I hope!

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    After having moved from FSFE’s wordpress instance I thought long about whether I still want to have comments on the new blog. And how I would be able to do it with a statically generated site. I think I have found/created a pretty good solution that I document below.

Security Leftovers

  • Where Did That Software Come From?
    The article explores how cryptography, especially hashing and code signing, can be use to establish the source and integrity. It examines how source code control systems and automated build systems are a key part of the software provenance story. (Provenance means “a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.” It is increasingly being applied to software.)
  • Judge: MalwareTech is no longer under curfew, GPS monitoring [Updated]
    A judge in Milwaukee has modified the pre-trial release conditions of Marcus Hutchins, also known online as "MalwareTech," who was indicted two months ago on federal criminal charges. Under US Magistrate Judge William Duffin’s Thursday order, Hutchins, who is currently living in Los Angeles, will no longer be subject to a curfew or to GPS monitoring.
  • [Older] Leicester teen tries to hack CIA and FBI chiefs' computers
    A teenager attempted to hack senior US government officials' computers from his home. Kane Gamble, 18, from Coalville, Leicestershire, pleaded guilty to 10 charges relating to computer hacking. His targets included the then CIA director John Brennan and former FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano.

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Kernel and Graphics: ZenStates, AMDGPU, RADV, Vulkan, NVIDIA

  • ZenStates Allows Adjusting Zen P-States, Other Tweaking Under Linux
    ZenStates is an independent effort to offer P-States-based overclocking from the Linux desktop of AMD Ryzen processors and other tuning. ZenStates-Linux is an open-source Python script inspired by some available Windows programs for offering Ryzen/Zen CPU overclocking from the desktop by manipulating the performance states of the processor.
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  • Valve Developer Lands VK_EXT_global_priority For RADV Vulkan Driver
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    Vulkan 1.0.64 is out this weekend as the newest specification refinement to this high-performance graphics/compute API. As usual, most of the changes for this minor Vulkan revision are just documentation clarifications and corrections. This week's update brings just under a dozen fixes.
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    While the Jetson TX2 has been out since this past March and it's a phenomenal ARM development board, sadly the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver support for it still isn't ready with the mainline Linux kernel. Thierry Reding of NVIDIA sent in the Tegra DRM driver changes for DRM-Next that in turn is staged for Linux 4.15. Reding commented that there is prepatory work for the TX2 (Tegra186) but it's not all ready for upstream yet.