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DXVK Reportedly Going Into "Maintenance Mode" Due To State Of Code-Base

While DXVK tends to be much-loved by Linux gamers for allowing more Direct3D 10/11 Windows games to run nicely on Linux with Wine or Proton (Steam Play) thanks to its fairly complete translation of D3D10/D3D11 API calls to Vulkan, it looks like Philip Rebohle is at least contemplating shifting it just into maintenance-mode.

11 December 2019 - DXVK Issues - 46 Comments
Google's Stadia Controller Support Added To SDL2

The SDL2 library has been seeing a number of additions in recent days to its game controller database by Valve's Sam Lantinga. The latest game controller to be added is for Google's now-shipping Stadia Controller.

27 November 2019 - SDL2 + Stadia Controller - 5 Comments
Longtime Linux-Friendly X-Plane Flight Simulator Sees v11.40 Released

Besides X-Plane being one of the most realistic PC-based flight simulators, this flight simulator from Laminar Research has long supported Linux. Out this weekend is X-Plane 11.40 as the latest update and the last major release before they roll-out their long-awaited Vulkan graphics API support.

9 November 2019 - X-Plane 11.40 - 2 Comments
Godot 4.0 Vulkan Support Continues Progressing - GI System Overhauled

Godot 4.0 continues to be worked on with much excitement by lead developer Juan Linietsky and others. While continuing to advance the Vulkan code in general for its introduction in Godot 4.0, over the past month most of the development efforts were focused on global illumination.

3 November 2019 - Global Illumination - 8 Comments
Godot 3.2 Enters Alpha With Many Improvements

While we are eager to see Godot 4.0 with its new Vulkan renderer and other improvements, Godot 3.2 is coming out first and this weekend marks the alpha release for this latest update to this leading open-source, cross-platform game engine.

6 October 2019 - Godot 3.2 - 3 Comments
Warfork Letting Warsow Live On Under Steam

Going back a decade one of the interesting open-source FPS games of its time was Warsow. Development on Warsow has seemingly been tremulous over the past few years (edit: though the core developer has recently released a new beta) for this Qfusion (Quake 2 code base) engine powered game that started in 2005, but now there is Warfork as a fork of Warsow that is being developed and also available via Steam.

18 August 2019 - Warfork - 7 Comments
Unigine 2.9 Further Enhances Its Stunning Visuals

It's a pity there doesn't seem to be any new adoption of Unigine as a game engine, but this visually impressive platform does continue seeing much success in the area of industrial simulations, professional VR platforms, and related areas. With Unigine 2.9 this Linux-friendly graphics engine is even more stunning.

17 August 2019 - Unigine 2.9 - 10 Comments

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