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Torque 3D Game Engine Going Open-Source

Torque 3D, the game engine that's been in development for more than one decade and premiered with the Tribes 2 game in 2001, is being released as open-source by GarageGames.

10 September 2012 - Torque 3D - 40 Comments
Linux Multi-Monitor Support Could Be Improved

While some want Linux multi-monitor support removed, others are looking for it to be improved. Multiple display support for Linux has improved over the years with X.Org and desktop environment advancements, it's still generally less than ideal, especially for Linux gamers.

8 September 2012 - Multi-Monitor - 38 Comments
GameTree Linux Isn't Growing (Cedega)

Back in January of 2011 it was announced that TransGaming would be retiring Cedega, the proprietary software formerly known as WineX that began as a fork of the MIT-licensed Wine. Cedega was to be succeeded by GameTree Linux, but this new TransGaming project hasn't been making much headway.

8 September 2012 - GameTree - 6 Comments
Unigine Gets Overhauled, Takes On Latest GL Features

Unigine, one of the most impressive multi-platform 3D engines, is now even more impressive after its engine and renderers have received another round of new features, optimizations, and other improvements. Unigine is now already taking advantage of features presented by the latest specifications for OpenGL and OpenGL ES.

7 September 2012 - New Capabilities - 6 Comments
The GPL-Licensed Half-Life Engine Is Still Going

Continuing to advance as an open-source project is a game engine that's written from scratch with an aim of being compatible with the original Half-Life "Gold Source" engine. This GPL-licensed engine is already working with many original Valve games and mods.

7 September 2012 - Xash3D - 7 Comments
Twig: Doing Open-Source Physics In DarkPlaces

While the DarkPlaces open-source game engine can already be used for some impressive games -- see Nexuiz and Xonotic as prime examples -- there's also the Twig Physics Library for the game engine to further enhance its physics.

7 September 2012 - Twig Physics Library - 1 Comment
LGP Begins Pushing Their Outdated Crap In Ubuntu

Linux Game Publishing is beginning to release their games for sale within the Ubuntu Software Center. To get started, they released Sacred Gold for Ubuntu -- a game that was released for Windows eight years ago, wasn't really popular ever, and was originally ported by LGP back in 2008/2009.

31 August 2012 - Outdated Crap - 48 Comments
Can Linux Succeed As A First-Rate Gaming Platform?

There's been a discussion that organically started within the forums concerning whether Linux is a "very weak system for gaming", with a variety of reasons being expressed by a number of different Linux users. There's now more than 100 comments on the topic, but do you think Linux can succeed as a first-rate gaming platform?

28 August 2012 - Let's See - 46 Comments
Humble Bundle Recycles More Games In New Offering

Last week a new Humble Indie Bundle launched with a focus on Android games but with support for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows too. Being announced today are a few more titles that have been added to the DRM-free cross-platform game bundle.

22 August 2012 - Humble Bundle - 3 Comments
Liberated Pixel Cup - Free Software Game Reviews

The Liberated Pixel Cup has been going on since April as a free-as-in-freedom game development competition being hosted by the Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, and OpenGameArt. For those more (or equally) interested in the license of the game rather than quality, here are some reviews of the different Liberated Pixel Cup submissions.

20 August 2012 - Liberated Pixel Cups - 6 Comments
New Humble Bundle Launches With Android Focus

It's time for another Humble Bundle game offering where it's pay-what-you-want, DRM-free, and cross-platform. This new bundle is Humble Bundle Android #3, but titles are also available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

15 August 2012 - Humble Bundle Android - 20 Comments
GDC Europe: Linux Gaming Announcements This Week?

Last week was the SIGGRAPH graphics conference in Los Angeles and now this week in Köln, Germany is the European Game Developers Conference (GDC). Will there be any new Linux gaming news to emerge this week?

13 August 2012 - GDC Europe - 3 Comments
Dante: Open-Source Doom 3

Oliver McFadden has been working on renderer improvements to the open-source id Tech 4 engine for the Doom 3 game. This project is now going under the name Dante.

4 August 2012 - Doom 3 - 7 Comments
id Software: Linux Hasn't Produced Positive Results

While id Software was known for years as being a Linux-friendly game company with providing native ports of their in-house titles with support for the id Tech engines on Linux, this is no longer the case. John Carmack, the founder of id Software, has lost his commitment to seeing Linux support.

4 August 2012 - id Software - 346 Comments

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