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Game Console Shipping With SteamOS + Android

Back in October I wrote about an Android gaming console looking to support SteamOS. That development gaming console, iConsole.tv, is now shipping out secondary drives to developers of their console's development kit with SteamOS support.

8 January 2014 - iConsole.tv - 8 Comments
SDL2 Gets Useful Dynamic API Support For Games

Ryan Gordon has added dynamic API support to the SDL2 library that's commonly used by cross-platform games. This dynamic API library should prove to be very useful for games and allows gamers to easily override the SDL library used by a particular game.

8 January 2014 - SDL2 Dynamic API - 9 Comments
The GNU's RPG Game Engine Is Of Very Poor Quality

For those not interested by this week's Valve/SteamOS Linux gaming news due to being devout open-source game enthusiasts, the GNU Rpge engine is out with a new release. Sadly, progress on GNU Rpge isn't too much better than the rate of development for GNU Hurd.

8 January 2014 - Rpge - 28 Comments
SteamOS Didn't Use Ubuntu Over Legal Issues

Last month when SteamOS was publicly made available in beta form there were many surprised that Valve based their Linux distribution off Debian rather than Ubuntu, which they had been heavily promoting up to this point for Linux gaming. There was some speculation why Valve went with Debian, but Gabe Newell has now confirmed the reasoning for not basing their operating system off Ubuntu.

7 January 2014 - SteamOS Debian - 102 Comments
SteamOS Update Now Officially Supports Intel

Valve has issued another SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" beta update during CES week. This latest beta now comes with official Intel HD Graphics support for SteamOS but they are still going without any official support for the AMD Catalyst driver.

7 January 2014 - SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" Beta - 8 Comments
A New Open-Source Game Engine Being Released

A very promising game engine that's been in development for several years and has already been ported to multiple platforms plus the popular game consoles is set to be out under as open-source in the coming weeks. This game engine has a feature-set similar to Unity and has been developed from scratch, including the various libraries commonly needed by game engines. Read on more in this Phoronix exclusive.

2 January 2014 - Not Ioquake3 - 96 Comments
Tesseract Open-Source Engine Handles GL3, Oculus Rift

While in some of the past years we have seen new Sauerbraten / Cube 2 game releases around Christmas and the end of the year, there's no indications of any imminent releases this year, but the Tesseract fork is continuing to show signs of hope for another non-ioquake3-based game engine with improved visuals. Tesseract is derived from Cube 2: Sauerbraten but with much better visuals.

26 December 2013 - Tesseract Sauerbraten - 2 Comments
It's Easy Getting Intel Graphics To Work On SteamOS

While Valve only advertises NVIDIA graphics driver support in the SteamOS Beta released on Friday, I already found that AMD Radeon GPUs work with Catalyst on this Debian Linux derived OS. With a simple tweak, Intel HD Graphics can also run quite fine on SteamOS.

15 December 2013 - SteamOS Alchemist Beta - 9 Comments
Former NVIDIA, Microsoft Developers Doing Lots Of The SteamOS Work

A former NVIDIA engineer joined Valve some months ago and is responsible for lots of the work on SteamOS and their Linux support. A long-time Microsoft employee is also involved in designing SteamOS. Here's also a few other bits of information in my SteamOS adventures this evening.

14 December 2013 - Plagman - 27 Comments
SteamOS Has Its Own Graphics Compositor

More details regarding the Debian-based SteamOS are emerging. There's also a SteamOS installer now available but the server is getting slaughtered at the moment by those trying to download SteamOS.

13 December 2013 - SteamOS - 55 Comments
Activision Linux Game Situation Cleared Up

Yesterday an article was published how Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux, according to the technical director of the studio behind the game in question. It turns out that the Phoenix Online Studios employee was wrong.

12 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 41 Comments
A Big Warsow Update Is Still Being Worked On

It's been a long time since last having anything to report on with the Warsow, the open-source first person shooter powered by the Qfusion game engine. However, a Warsow 1.1 (or 1.5) update is still being worked on and it will be landing heavy with new features/improvements.

7 December 2013 - Warsow 1.1/1.5 - Add A Comment
Ioquake3 Working On A New Game Launcher

Developers behind the ioquake3 engine that serves as the community's leading open-source fork of id Software's once incredible id Tech 3 engine are still working on new features. The latest sub-project of ioquake3 is working on a new game launcher.

7 December 2013 - ioquake3 Launch - 6 Comments
Doom 3 BFG On Linux Is Still An Active Pet Project

Last week marked the one year anniversary of id Software open-sourcing their Doom 3 BFG engine changes. While they didn't release a Linux client for Doom 3: BFG Edition, a small group of open-source developers did a community Linux version via the RBDOOM-3-BFG project. That though appears to be the only major development work still around the open-source Doom 3 code.

3 December 2013 - RBDOOM-3-BFG - 15 Comments

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