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A Developer's Perspective On Porting Games To Linux

Leszek Godlewski, the former developer at The Farm 51 who has ported games like Painkiller Hell and Damnation and Deadfall Adventures to Linux / SteamOS, has given another presentation on porting games to Linux.

8 May 2014 - Linux Game Porting - 34 Comments
Unreal Engine 4.1 Released With Linux/SteamOS Support

Earlier this month we wrote about Epic Games "loving" Linux/SteamOS and that they'd be bringing the support to UE4 with their next update. That next update, Unreal Engine 4.1, is now available with preliminary native support for gaming on Linux and SteamOS.

25 April 2014 - Unreal Engine 4 - 24 Comments
Nuclear Dawn Update Has Full Linux Support

Nuclear Dawn, the post-apocalyptic first-person RTS hybrid video game powered by Valve's Source Engine, is now out of beta on Linux -- two years after the game was formally released for Windows gamers.

21 April 2014 - Nuclear Dawn - 16 Comments
The Most Amazing OpenGL Tech Demo In 64kb

While we see lots of interesting OpenGL tech demos and graphics benchmarks at Phoronix, a demo we saw this weekend is perhaps the most impressive yet... And the compiled size of the GL4 demo is only 64kb!

20 April 2014 - OpenGL 4.3 - 68 Comments
It Doesn't Look Like AMD Mantle Is Coming To Linux, SteamOS

A few days ago when word got out that Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming out for Linux, many speculated and wondered whether this game would be the launch title for AMD's Mantle graphics API to be introduced on Linux. It's already been confirmed that Beyond Earth will feature a Mantle renderer to complement OpenGL, but will AMD's Catalyst Linux driver bring support for Mantle?

14 April 2014 - Mantle - 28 Comments
Recommendations For Porting Your Game To Linux

Leszek Godlewski, the developer that ported Painkiller to Linux and previously talked about lessons in porting games to Linux (plus more), he's now out with an article covering other recommendations for potential Linux game developers.

6 April 2014 - Linux Gaming - 7 Comments
HL2-Based GoldenEye: Source Gets Open-Sourced

For those Linux gamers that want to reminisce over the fond days of GoldenEye 007 from two decades ago on the Nintendo 64, it will hopefully be easier going forward. GoldenEye: Source has gone open-source.

5 April 2014 - GoldenEye - 18 Comments
Star Conflict Takes Off On Linux

A few days ago I wrote about the Star Conflict game coming to Linux and as of today this space adventure game is officially available on Steam for Linux.

2 April 2014 - Star Conflict - 12 Comments
Linux Game Publishing Remains Dormant

While Linux gaming keeps taking off left and right, one of the longest-standing organizations that's been involved with Linux game porting and distribution for more than one decade is still apparently doing nothing and increasingly becoming irrelevant, especially as more game studios pickup their own Linux development capabilities.

1 April 2014 - LGP - 7 Comments

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