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Feral Still Won't Confirm Or Deny Vulkan For Deus Ex On Linux

Back in September Feral Interactive announced Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Linux and macOS. This game under Windows is one of the few titles using Direct3D 12 and Feral announced their macOS port would be making use of Apple's low-level Metal graphics API. Unfortunately, it's still not clear yet whether the Linux port will feature Vulkan support -- the open, cross-platform equivalent to Metal and D3D12 -- or just have an OpenGL renderer.

24 October 2016 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - 25 Comments
Mad Max Appears To Work Fine With RadeonSI Gallium3D

This morning's release of the Mad Max game for Linux lists only NVIDIA graphics as supported, but it does turn out at least for newer AMD GPUs using the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver things should work -- well, assuming you are using the latest open-source driver code.

20 October 2016 - Mad Max RadeonSI - 20 Comments
SDL 2.0.5 Released With Many Improvements

SDL 2.0.5 is now available as the latest version of this library used by many cross-platform games and is part of the Steam Runtime. SDL 2.0.5 brings many new features and improvements.

20 October 2016 - SDL 2.0.5 - 12 Comments
Dolphin GameCube/Wii Emulator Lands Its Vulkan Backend

The past few months we've written a few times about the Dolphin Emulator working on a Vulkan back-end. Dolphin is an open-source project providing cross-platform emulation for Nintendo's GameCube and Wii games. That back-end has now been merged to the mainline code-base.

1 October 2016 - Dolphin Vulkan - 12 Comments
Experimental Unity Vulkan Demos For Linux

Some of the exciting news this week was Unity releasing their Vulkan renderer in preview form and this initial debut did contain Linux support. There are now some unofficial Unity demos built for Linux with the Vulkan renderer enabled.

1 October 2016 - Unity Vulkan Linux Builds - 9 Comments
There Are Around 2,000 Steam Linux Games Available

There are about 2,000 Steam Linux games that are published and working (1,999 as of right now), granted a majority of them are indie games and only about a fifth of the games available for Steam on Windows or less than half of the number of games available for OS X.

27 September 2016 - Steam Linux 2K - 40 Comments
Survival Horror Game Sees Linux Sales Around 1%

It's been one year since Frictional Games launched SOMA as their latest science fiction survival horror game. The game is supported on Windows, OS X, Linux, and PlayStation 4. This game saw close to half a million sales, but just over 1% of them were from Linux gamers.

23 September 2016 - SOMA - 43 Comments
Feral Won't Say Yet If Their Newest Linux Game Will Support Vulkan

This morning Feral announced Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as their latest high-profile game port to Linux and macOS. Under Windows is a Direct3D/X 12 renderer and Feral confirmed their macOS port will support the Metal Graphics API. But will the Linux port support Vulkan?

15 September 2016 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - 24 Comments
X-Plane 10.50 Flight Simulator Released

A new version of the X-Plane desktop flight simulator, which is arguably the world's most advanced flight simulator, is now available. The Linux version remains in-step with the Windows and OS X builds.

7 September 2016 - X-Plane 10.50 - 9 Comments
Unigine-Powered Sci-Fi MMORPG Turns To Crowdfunding

Earlier this year we heard of a science fiction MMORPG game making use of Unigine 2 after switching from Unreal Engine 4. It's been a few months since hearing about this game, which is targeting Linux support, but now there's a slew of new information as they just launched a Kickstarter campaign.

7 September 2016 - Dual Universe - 8 Comments

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