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A New Game Ported To Run On Wayland/Weston

Gaming

Published on 28 July 2013 08:09 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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A new open-source game (actually, two games) have been ported to run on Wayland without a dependence on X11.

Neverball and the Neverputt games as part of being ported to SDL2 are now running on Wayland/Weston. Per this tweet, the SDL2 ports of Neverball / Neverputt are running on Wayland with the reference Weston compositor.

Neverball is a cross-OS 3D platform game while Neverputt is a mini golf game that was spun off from Neverball.

A New Game Ported To Run On Wayland/Weston


Those wanting to try out this open-source game code with SDL2 and Wayland support can find the changes on GitHub.

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