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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

0 A.D. Alpha 11 "Kronos" Begins Doing GLSL

The eleventh alpha release of the 0 A.D. open-source real-time strategy game has been released.
8 September 2012 - 0 A.D. - 18 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

Steel Storm 2 Caught In A Blizzard

A new milestone has been reached with the forthcoming Steel Storm 2 title from Kot-In-Action.
6 September 2012 - Steel Storm 2 - 8 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 7 Released With New Browser, HUD

Unvanquished, a free software first person shooter that actually has good artwork for being open-source, is up to its seventh alpha release.
3 September 2012 - Unvanquished - 2 Comments

Red Eclipse 1.3 Released "Galactic Edition"

Version 1.3 of the Red Eclipse first person shooter powered by the Cube 2 Engine has been released, which is dubbed the Galactic Edition.
1 September 2012 - Red Eclipse - 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

A Linux Port Of Baldur's Gate Is Being Looked At

The creative director for Overhaul Games' Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition title has shared that they're looking at making a native Linux port.
31 August 2012 - Baldur's Gate - 20 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

Steel Storm 2 Development Update: Not Too Fast

For those curious about the development progress on Steel Storm 2, a quick video update has been published.
25 August 2012 - Steel Storm 2 - 9 Comments

Unvanquished Still Looks Amazing For Open-Source

Unvanquished is still on track to become one of the most compelling and visually impressive multi-platform open-source games.
25 August 2012 - Unvanquished Gaming - 28 Comments

Unreal Engine 3 Now Sort Of Works On Linux

Without Wine, it's now possible to run Unreal Engine 3 on Linux.
24 August 2012 - Natively - 18 Comments

FlightGear 2.8 Betters Open-Source Flying

FlightGear, the leading open-source flight simulator software, features a number of improvements with its new v2.8.0 release.
23 August 2012 - Open-Source Flying - 12 Comments

Alien Arena Boosts Frame-Rates, Enhances Graphics

Developers behind the open-source multi-platform Alien Arena game have managed some performance improvements as well as visual enhancements through some improvements to the engine's renderer.
22 August 2012 - Alien Arena Gaming - 21 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

Going From OpenGL ES To OpenGL Over EGL Is Easy

Going from supporting OpenGL ES to OpenGL while using EGL rather than GLX is quite easy, as shown by recent work on the open-source Doom 3 code-base.
20 August 2012 - OpenGL EGL - 7 Comments

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