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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
The Problems Right Now For Gaming On Linux

While 2013 is shaping up to be the best year for gaming on Linux with so many major milestones just ahead of us, it's not without some unfortunate sore points still present for gaming and the Linux desktop.

30 December 2012 - Issues - 51 Comments
Red Orchestra 2 Might Be Ported To Linux

Earlier this month the first Unreal Engine 3 game that's native to Linux was released, thanks to the work of Ryan "Icculus" Gordon. Now with UE3 being "officially" ported to Linux in a released game, after Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux failed to be released, other UE3-based games have hope for a Linux debut.

30 December 2012 - Unreal Engine 3 - 7 Comments
Torque 3D Engine Is Wanting To Come To Linux

Many Phoronix readers have written in over the past few days about the new effort to bring the Torque 3D Game Engine to Linux. The desire for Torque 3D coming to Linux is because the engine developers believe Linux is turning into a commercially viable platform for gaming.

26 December 2012 - Torque 3D - 5 Comments
OpenRA: Command & Conquer On Linux, Powered By Mono

Another open-source game engine project similar in nature to Prequengine, OpenMW, and GemRB. OpenRA sets to remake bring Command and Conquer: Red Alert and other early Westwood real-time strategy games to Linux on an open-source engine.

25 December 2012 - OpenRA - Add A Comment

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