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Doom 3 BFG On Linux Is Still An Active Pet Project

Last week marked the one year anniversary of id Software open-sourcing their Doom 3 BFG engine changes. While they didn't release a Linux client for Doom 3: BFG Edition, a small group of open-source developers did a community Linux version via the RBDOOM-3-BFG project. That though appears to be the only major development work still around the open-source Doom 3 code.
3 December 2013 - RBDOOM-3-BFG - 15 Comments

FOSDEM 2014 Gaming Track Still Seeking Presenters

While Linux gaming is quickly gaining ground, it seems not many are interested this year in speaking about open-source game development.
2 December 2013 - FOSDEM 2014

OpenMW 0.27.0 Introduces OpenCS, Acrobatics

OpenMW is the growing open-source project seeking to re-implement Elderscrolls III: Morrowind on an open-source engine. The latest update to this open-source Morrowind remake inroduces OpenCS as an open-source way to edit the game's contents.
1 December 2013 - OpenMW 0.27 - 9 Comments

2013 Linux Holiday Shopping Reminders

Just a few reminders should you be partaking in any "Black Friday" online shopping today or holiday shopping in general.
29 November 2013 - Linux Black Friday

SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 Linux Racing Game Speeds Ahead

For the fans out there of SuperTuxKart, an open-source racing game inspired by Mario Kart that's available for countless platforms, the v0.8.1 release is finally available.
27 November 2013 - SuperTuxKart - 9 Comments

Unigine Supports New Advanced Simulation Features

While the Unigine Engine sadly hasn't taken off in the expanding world of Linux gaming, Unigine appears to be successfully luring in commercial customers with using the advanced 3D game engine for visualization and simulation purposes.
27 November 2013 - Unigine Simulators - 15 Comments

Unvanquished Begins Landing C++11 Engine Rewrite

While the open-source Unvanquished game's Daemon Engine began as a fork of the ioquake3 engine, it's morphed into a radically different and more advanced creation. As noted recently, the Unvanquished developers are in the process of overhauling the engine and rewriting significant portions of the code. That code is now beginning to land.
27 November 2013 - Unvanquished - 22 Comments

Another Game Studio Backs AMD's Mantle API

There's another game studio now backing AMD's Mantle graphics rendering API that aims to be faster and easier to implement for games than OpenGL. However, we're still waiting for AMD Mantle on Linux.
25 November 2013 - Mantle Rendering - 27 Comments

Counter-Strike: Source Linux GPU Benchmarks

Last week I provided some new NVIDIA GeForce Team Fortress 2 benchmarks for Valve's popular Team Fortress 2 game and those Linux benchmark results were followed by 9-Way AMD Radeon Linux results for this Source Engine game. Now for starting off a new week is just not new benchmark results but a Counter-Strike: Source test profile for benchmarking.
11 November 2013 - Counter-Strike: Source - 7 Comments

Leadwerks: GDB Is Annoying; Editor Using GTK

Leadwerks, one of the recent commercial game engines that's being ported to Linux following a successful Kickstarter campaign, has shared more of their Linux game engine progress from a developer's perspective.
8 November 2013 - Leadwerks - 60 Comments

Total War: Rome II Will Come To SteamOS, Linux

After Project CARS, the latest popular PC game title that's been officially confirmed as heading to Linux for SteamOS is Total War: Rome II.
7 November 2013 - Total War - 14 Comments

Project CARS Will Be Brought To SteamOS / Linux

The Project CARS racing simulation video game out of Slightly Mad Studios has been confirmed now as a title that's coming to Linux via Valve's SteamOS.
6 November 2013 - Project CARS - 14 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 21 Brings Many Game-Play Changes

The very promising open-source open-source Unvanquished first person shooter game that's powered by the Daemon Engine is now out with its latest monthly alpha release.
4 November 2013 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment

Amazon Lists Linux Support For World Of Warcraft

Amazon.com's product listing for World of Warcraft is now listing Linux support for the popular MMORPG from Blizzard.
1 November 2013 - Amazon - 34 Comments

Leadwerks Game Engine Now In Beta For Linux

The Leadwerks 3.1 game engine is now in beta for Linux and supports an OpenGL 4.x renderer when paired with the proprietary AMD and NVIDIA graphics drivers.
30 October 2013 - Leadwerks - 6 Comments

GLX_MESA_query_renderer Still Not Mainline

Going back for almost a year Intel has been working to improve the Linux gaming experience and as part of that they came up with a new OpenGL extension for better exposing graphics card details and other system information. While there's been a draft of the extension going back to March, the code has yet to be mainlined.
26 October 2013 - GLX_MESA_query_renderer

Football Manager Shows More Linux GPU Driver Bugs

Football Manager 2014 went into beta last week on Steam for Linux. While it shouldn't be too surprising to the Phoronix-reading Linux graphics enthusiasts, the new non-FPS game has illustrated new Linux graphics driver bugs.
21 October 2013 - Football Manager 2014 - 24 Comments

AssaultCube Gets Overhauled In Latest Release

It's been nearly three years since the last update was released to AssaultCube, an open-source first person shooter built around the classic Cube engine, but released recently was the major 1.2.0 update. With more than one thousand commits to the game since the previous release, there's a lot for open-source shooter fans riding on this latest release.
21 October 2013 - AssaultCube 1.2.0 - 2 Comments

Painkiller Linux Dev Recommends Non-NVIDIA Open Drivers

Earlier this week Painkiller: Hell and Damnation was released as the latest popular game title reaching Linux. Painkiller: Hell and Damnation is powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and its Linux porter has recommended an interesting choice of drivers.
20 October 2013 - Painkiller - 50 Comments

Android Game Console Looks To Support SteamOS

A Haswell-based game console with Iris Pro graphics that originally set out to be an Android gaming platform is now looking to support Valve's SteamOS.
18 October 2013 - Android Game Console - 4 Comments

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