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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
The binary Catalyst graphics driver is pre-installed and does work on Valve's SteamOS.
15 December 2013 - AMD Catalyst On SteamOS - 8 Comments
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
Here are more details on the innards of SteamOS along with some screenshots of the GNOME-based desktop environment outside of the Steam Big Picture Mode.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS Details - 37 Comments
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
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 game studio has shared publicly that Activison is preventing a new game from actively being made for "that platform", a.k.a. Linux.
11 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 88 Comments
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
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
The Humble Jumbo Bundle premiered today where you can pay what you want for Garry's Mod, Serious Sam 3: BFE, and other new game titles.
3 December 2013 - Humble Jumbo Bundle - 8 Comments
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
While Linux gaming is quickly gaining ground, it seems not many are interested this year in speaking about open-source game development.
2 December 2013 - FOSDEM 2014
OpenMW is the growing open-source project seeking to re-implement Elderscrolls III: Morrowind on an open-source engine. The latest update to this open-source Morrowind remake inroduces OpenCS as an open-source way to edit the game's contents.
1 December 2013 - OpenMW 0.27 - 9 Comments
Just a few reminders should you be partaking in any "Black Friday" online shopping today or holiday shopping in general.
29 November 2013 - Linux Black Friday
For the fans out there of SuperTuxKart, an open-source racing game inspired by Mario Kart that's available for countless platforms, the v0.8.1 release is finally available.
27 November 2013 - SuperTuxKart - 9 Comments
While the Unigine Engine sadly hasn't taken off in the expanding world of Linux gaming, Unigine appears to be successfully luring in commercial customers with using the advanced 3D game engine for visualization and simulation purposes.
27 November 2013 - Unigine Simulators - 15 Comments
While the open-source Unvanquished game's Daemon Engine began as a fork of the ioquake3 engine, it's morphed into a radically different and more advanced creation. As noted recently, the Unvanquished developers are in the process of overhauling the engine and rewriting significant portions of the code. That code is now beginning to land.
27 November 2013 - Unvanquished - 22 Comments
There's another game studio now backing AMD's Mantle graphics rendering API that aims to be faster and easier to implement for games than OpenGL. However, we're still waiting for AMD Mantle on Linux.
25 November 2013 - Mantle Rendering - 27 Comments
Last week I provided some new NVIDIA GeForce Team Fortress 2 benchmarks for Valve's popular Team Fortress 2 game and those Linux benchmark results were followed by 9-Way AMD Radeon Linux results for this Source Engine game. Now for starting off a new week is just not new benchmark results but a Counter-Strike: Source test profile for benchmarking.
11 November 2013 - Counter-Strike: Source - 7 Comments
Leadwerks, one of the recent commercial game engines that's being ported to Linux following a successful Kickstarter campaign, has shared more of their Linux game engine progress from a developer's perspective.
8 November 2013 - Leadwerks - 60 Comments
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