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The Dark Mod 2.08 Released As One Of The Few Games Powered By Open-Source id Tech 4

There is finally a new release out of The Dark Mod, the original total conversion mod for Doom 3 that transformed into its own standalone game powered by the open-source id Tech 4 engine. This remains the lone flagship example of the open-source id Tech 4 game engine in action by the community (besides the DHEWM3 / RBDOOM-3-BFG engine work) with ioDoom3 having never taken off like ioquake3.

1 July 2020 - The Dark Mod 2.08 - 5 Comments
Steam Linux Percentage For May Points To A New Multi-Year High

Valve's May 2020 numbers show another uptick for Steam Linux gaming usage, pointing towards the Linux marketshare continuing to increase with the overall Steam user-base in this coronavirus period leading to record usage with the extra time spent by gamers at home.

1 June 2020 - Still Below 1% - 23 Comments
Unigine Engine Turns 15 Years Old For Delivering First-Rate Linux Graphics

Yesterday marked fifteen years since the very first release of the Unigine Engine, the longtime Linux-friendly game engine that over the past decade has seemingly increased focus towards industrial simulations and AR but remaining well known among PC enthusiasts for the company's very demanding tech demos.

5 May 2020 - Unigine Engine - 10 Comments
Open-Source Unvanquished Game Aiming For A New Release Soon

One of the most promising open-source game projects of the 2010s when it comes to gameplay and visual quality is the Unvanquished project but sadly in recent years has been fairly quiet although new code continues to be contributed to their repository. It looks like in the weeks ahead could finally be a new release.

4 April 2020 - Unvanquished - Add A Comment
DXVK 1.5.5 Released With Many Game Fixes

DXVK 1.5.5 is out this weekend as a big update to this Direct3D-over-Vulkan translation layer widely used by Linux gamers in running Windows games with decent speed.

29 February 2020 - DXVK 1.5.5 - 1 Comment
Linux Game Publishing Brought Back Online For Archival Purposes

In 2020 we certainly didn't expect the Linux Gaming Publishing website to appear back online, years after their single server failed and ultimately faded away as one of the promising Linux game porters built up following the collapse of Loki Software.

29 February 2020 - Linux Game Publishing - 8 Comments
Valve's ACO Helps The Radeon RX 5600 XT Compete With NVIDIA's RTX 2060

As shown yesterday the new video BIOS of the Radeon RX 5600 XT paired with the corrected SMC firmware on Linux yields impressive performance improvements that -- similar to Windows -- allows the card to compete better with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060. For Linux users, activating the Valve-funded ACO compiler back-end for the Radeon "RADV" Vulkan driver helps turn up the competition even more.

25 January 2020 - New vBIOS + ACO - 37 Comments

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