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FUTEX2 System Call Updated To Work On ARM

While Linux 5.15 has many new features and improvements, one of the patch series we have been eager to see land is the work introducing the new FUTEX2 system call. FUTEX2 can help improve the performance of newer Windows games running on Linux via Wine / Steam Play's Proton by better matching the Windows kernel behavior, but while it didn't land for Linux 5.15, at least a new version of the patches were posted.

13 September 2021 - FUTEX2 For ARM - 9 Comments
SDL2 Lands Long-Sought Geometry Render API

While not making it for last week's SDL 2.0.16 release, merged on Wednesday to the SDL2 development code is an "SDL_GeometryRender" interface that stems from feature requests going back nearly a decade for this graphics API independent triangle rendering API.

19 August 2021 - SDL_RenderGeometry - 11 Comments
Ogre 13 Open-Source Game Engine Released

Besides the very successful Godot game engine and the up and coming O3DE, Ogre continues progressing as another useful open-source game engine. Out this weekend is Ogre 13.0 as the project switches up its versioning scheme.

14 August 2021 - Ogre 13 - 8 Comments
DXVK-Native Sees First Release For Easing Direct3D-To-Vulkan Game Porting On Linux

DXVK has proven to be a huge success for improving the experience of running Windows Direct3D 9/10/11 games on Linux by translating those D3D calls to Vulkan. DXVK-Native meanwhile is the newer spin-off effort around providing a DXVK-based build native for Linux to help in game ports that still can then rely on their Direct3D renderer path.

11 August 2021 - DXVK-Native - 48 Comments
DXVK 1.9.1 Released With Several Game Fixes

DXVK 1.9.1 is out as the newest version of this key component to Steam Play / Proton for running Windows games on Linux with DXVK being responsible for translating Direct3D 9/10/11 calls to Vulkan.

26 July 2021 - DXVK 1.9.1 - 13 Comments
O3DE Game Engine Seeing Progress On Linux Editor

The Open 3D Engine spun out of Amazon's Lumberyard game engine has been seeing progress on Vulkan 1.2 API work as well as Linux porting at large, including the bringing up of the game engine's editor on Linux.

16 July 2021 - Open 3D Engine - 22 Comments
Steam On Linux Still Tap Dancing Around 0.9% Marketshare

Even with Steam Play continuing to get into quite good shape for running recent Windows game releases on Linux with ease thanks to the work Valve has been investing into Proton, DXVK, VKD3D-Proton, and lower-level Linux graphics infrastructure, for now at least the overall marketshare is holding steady at around 0.8~0.9% for the past number of months.

2 July 2021 - Steam On Linux - 94 Comments
Wii U Gamepad Driver For Linux Remains In The Works

While the Nintendo Wii U game console is approaching a decade since launch and has already been discontinued for several years, work towards a mainline Linux kernel driver for properly supporting the Wii U gamepad continues.

19 May 2021 - wiiu-drc - 2 Comments

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