For those wishing to relive a past fond moment for Linux gaming or weren't reading Phoronix five years ago, today marks five years since receiving an interesting message from GabeN.
Earlier this month it was revealed that Keith Packard had begun working with Valve to address DRM changes for Linux VR. He's now commented a bit on the technical approach he's pursuing for better dealing with virtual reality head-mounted displays (HMDs) with the open-source Linux drivers.
Valve issued a new Steam client beta this afternoon where the sole listed change are the internal changes for supporting SteamVR 360 video playback.
Valve is returning as a gold sponsor to this year's Debian DebConf event.
Valve's latest high-profile hire is adding Keith Packard to their roster of Linux graphics driver developers.
Valve has released an updated SteamVR beta for Linux VR gamers ahead of the weekend.
Valve has put out their Steam survey results for February 2017 and show another drop in the estimated Linux gaming market-share.
Valve has begun rolling out their SteamVR Linux support by announcing today a beta/developer build of their VR support for Linux.
You may have noticed recently that Timothy Arceri has been working on AMD Mesa/Gallium3D improvements while previously he mostly focused on the Intel driver stack at Collabora. It turns out this change-over is due to Arceri having joined Valve to work on the open-source AMD Linux driver stack.
Valve developers have been working to deliver Linux VR support and even significantly improving the AMDGPU+RadeonSI/RADV Linux driver stack for VR use-cases. Their motives are becoming more clear with Valve working on at least three new games making use of virtual reality.
Valve has released their latest monthly numbers for the Steam Survey, including the Linux stats.
At the beginning of 2017 Valve released a Steam client beta with noteworthy Linux improvements. With today's Steam stable client update, all of those changes are included.
Andres Rodriguez, a former AMD engineer who joined Valve back in November to begin working on their Linux efforts, has begun landing commits into Mesa Git for the RADV open-source Radeon Vulkan driver.
It looks like Valve may be moving closer to debut their Linux VR support, which they demonstrated at the 2016 Dev Days and we've known they've been working on further -- including improvements to AMDGPU/RadeonSI/RADV.
Another Valve developer has begun contributing to the open-source AMD Linux graphics driver stack. Besides posting some RADV Vulkan patches last week, today he's announced a new GPU debugging tool he's been working on for AMD's driver/hardware.
Valve appears to be ramping up their open-source AMD Linux graphics driver work, but they are looking for more Linux games that currently don't work atop the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
It appears Valve Linux developers are doing a bit more tinkering with the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver.
Valve pushed out an updated Steam Linux client beta today that includes some useful changes for Linux gamers.
Just days after writing about how Valve's Steam Linux project was the hardest one veteran game developer had ever worked on, Rich Geldreich has begun blogging some more of the back-stories to the Linux project at Valve.
In addition to Valve publishing the top-grossing games on Steam for 2016, they have also published their Steam Survey statistics for December 2016.
Valve has published a list of the top-grossing games by revenue on Steam for the 2016 calendar year.
Getting games on Linux and improving OpenGL drivers was the hardest challenge one veteran game developer has come across.
For those planning to do Linux gaming with Intel graphics hardware, you might soon have a new choice with the performance-oriented Clear Linux distribution out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center.
We have known of Valve wanting to improve AMDGPU DRM for VR Linux gaming and Valve wanting to contract Mesa developers to improve the open-source AMD driver. Now we know at least one of the faces who is hired by Valve to improve the open-source AMD driver.
Valve just lit up the Steam Winter Sale that's going on until 2 January for getting great deals on a variety of games, including many Steam OS / Linux games.
A developer at Valve has issued a request for comments on a proposal to implement high priority scheduling in the AMDGPU kernel driver in order to benefit their Linux VR efforts.
When Dota 2 7.00 changes were revealed on Sunday, the in-game/game-play changes were what was talked about with no real references to any "under the hood" changes for this Valve Source 2 Engine game. Thus when the 7.00 update came down the pipe today, I ran some before/after benchmarks.
Besides Valve pushing out Dota 2 7.00 today, also coming out of Valve as an early Christmas present is a big update to the Steam client.
For fans of Valve's Dota 2 online battle arena game, a huge update to the game is slated to ship in a matter of hours.
With the start of the new month comes updated statistics from Valve with their Steam Survey.
344 Valve news articles published on Phoronix.