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Unigine Engine Is Back To Slamming GPUs, Drivers

While Unigine Valley is finally being released this week as a beautiful OpenGL (and Direct3D for Windows users) tech demo, it's very demanding on the system's graphics card and drivers. The open-source Mesa/Gallium3D drivers are out of the question and even the proprietary graphics drivers drop to their knees.

11 February 2013 - Unigine Engine - 5 Comments
John Carmack Shares More Of His Linux Views

John Carmack, the co-founder of id Software that's widely known through gaming circles due to his remarkable work on developing Doom and Quake and other titles, sparked some controversy earlier this week when he promoted Wine for Linux gaming over native Linux game ports. He's now provided some additional clarification and thoughts.

6 February 2013 - id Software - 21 Comments
John Carmack Pushes Wine For Linux Gaming

John Carmack, the co-founder of id Software and lead developer of the id Tech engine for the Doom and Quake franchises, is now promoting Wine for Linux gaming rather than native Linux ports.

5 February 2013 - Carmack - 81 Comments
Unvanquished Alpha 12 Brings Lots Of Churn

The popular Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game that promises to deliver on good quality in-game graphics and compelling game-play, is now out with its monthly alpha release.

4 February 2013 - Unvanquished - Add A Comment
Wargame: European Escalation Coming Soon To Linux

While it was speculated it would come to Linux as a key developer stated internally they were running the game on Linux, Wargame: European Escalation has now been officially announced for Linux. The game is currently undergoing closed beta testing on Linux before its official Steam debut.

2 February 2013 - Wargame - 27 Comments
Heroes of Newerth 3.0 Has Many Game Changes

Heroes of Newerth, the game that's had a Linux client available from the start and back in 2009 excited many Linux gamers as we gave away thousands of early access keys to the game, has released a major new version of the game.

31 January 2013 - HoN 3.0 - 25 Comments
QEMU 1.3.1 Brings In A Bunch Of Fixes

The first (and only planned) point release to QEMU 1.3 is now available. The QEMU 1.3.1 release fixes just over two dozen bugs, including critical issues for OpenBSD guests.

28 January 2013 - QEMU 1.3.1 - 2 Comments
A Year Later, Linux Game Publishing Is Still Irrelevant

This coming week marks one year since there was the big shake-up at Linux Game Publishing where Michael Simms, the founder and CEO of twelve years, stepped down. A new CEO stepped in, and there were promises of future work, but so far there's been any major announcements and LGP continues to fade away.

27 January 2013 - LGP A Year Later - 49 Comments
Spearmint: A Further Improved Version Of Ioquake3

Spearmint is another open-source game engine project. The objective of Spearmint is to build upon the ioquake3 game engine with further improvements. While it adds in some features, Spearmint has yet to see any widespread adoption.

25 January 2013 - ioquake3 - Add A Comment
Counter-Strike 1.6 Also Native To Linux

In addition to yesterday's release of Half-Life for Linux, Counter-Strike 1.6 was added to the Steam CDR as another game that Valve Software is making natively available for Linux.

25 January 2013 - Counter-Strike 1.6 - 19 Comments
An RTS Game Running Internally On Linux

Last month I wrote how 2013 would be "the year of Linux gaming", but it turns out already in the three weeks to this year there's already been some surprise Linux game announcements thanks to Valve's Linux support.

22 January 2013 - Wargame: European Escalation - 12 Comments
John Carmack's Comments On C/C++

John Carmack, the veteran game programmer that co-founded id Software and was the lead developer on the id Tech engine and their most popular game titles, has shared some new opinions on C/C++ programming as it pertains to the id Tech game engine.

14 January 2013 - Doom 3 C++ - 66 Comments
Oceania: A New MMORPG Powered By Unigine

Oceania is a new Kickstarter-backed MMORPG game being developed atop the visually impressive Unigine Engine. Native Linux support for this massively multiplayer online role playing game is being planned.

14 January 2013 - Linux Support - 33 Comments
Linux Gaming At FOSDEM 2013 In Brussels

Aside from the X.Org meetings at FOSDEM, another interesting development track that takes place at the annual Free and Open-Source Developers' European Meeting is about open-source/Linux gaming.

13 January 2013 - Linux Gaming - Add A Comment
Doom 3 BFG On Linux Gets In A Better State

While id Software isn't supporting Doom 3 BFG on Linux, thanks to releasing the Doom 3 BFG engine source-code, it's been successfully ported to Linux via the open-source development community.

7 January 2013 - Doom 3 BFG - 17 Comments
Unvanquished Alpha 11 Brings In New GLSL, Bloom

The latest monthly alpha release of the visually-advanced Unvanquished open-source game has been released. Unvanquished Alpha 11 features faster generation of OpenGL GLSL shaders and many other user-facing improvements over last month's alpha release.

7 January 2013 - GL Shading Language - Add A Comment
The Sauerbraten Open-Source Update Is Still Cooking

There was supposed to be an update to Sauerbraten "Cube 2" in November, but that didn't happen in November or December. Fortunately, the major update to this long-standing open-source first person shooter is still forthcoming.

1 January 2013 - Sauerbraten - 17 Comments

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