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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
Linux Kernel "Zen" Downstream Pulls In A MuQSS Fix To Help Gaming Performance

This weekend I posted some fresh benchmarks of the Liquorix kernel against upstream Linux 5.4 and found the gaming performance to be rather disappointing for that kernel flavor derived from the "Zen" patches and more. Fortunately, the Zen kernel patches now include a fix that should make their gaming performance more competitive.

7 January 2020 - Linux Zen Gaming Fix - 22 Comments

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