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  • 10 months later, MAME finishes its transition to open source

    Almost a year after the folks who maintain the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator or (MAME) said they would make the project completely open source, they've declared the transition a success.

    MAME is seen by many developers to be the foremost emulator of arcade games, and while MAME source code has long been freely available for use, it hasn't technically been open source.

  • MAME is now Free and Open Source Software

    After 19 years, MAME is now available under an OSI-compliant and FSF-approved license! Many thanks to all of the contributors who helped this to go as smoothly as possible!

    We have spent the last 10 months trying to contact all people that contributed to MAME as developers and external contributors and get information about desired license. We had limited choice to 3 that people already had dual-license MAME code with.

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  • Steam for Linux User Is Still Under 1%

    The Steam Hardware & Software Survey: February 2016 has been made public, and it looks like the Linux platform hasn't managed to get over the 1% hurdle.

    The number of Linux Steam users has been keeping steady at the same level for the last few months, just below 1%, and it looks like not much changed for the month of February. We were hoping to see Linux usage growing from month to month, but that is not happening.

  • Looks like Homefront: The Revolution might not have a day-1 Linux release

    Sad news, as Deep Silver originally confirmed to me Homefront: The Revolution was going to be a day-1 release, now they are saying when.

  • America's Army Is Still Getting Ready For Linux

    Last summer we reported on America's Army being ported to Linux and that it was trailing the renewed Mac OS X port. Today is some new information on America's Army coming to Linux.

    While it's been several months since last hearing anything about America's Army for Linux, I heard this morning from the team that the game just very recently got the game compiling and running on Linux after being faced by some delays. While it's working, it will still take some time before it's ready for external testing, but they are now putting more effort into their Linux and Mac ports.

Leftovers: Gaming

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  • New Doom Game Runs Great in Linux with Wine, Users Report

    A new Doom game is being released by Bethesda and id Software, and it seems to be working great with Wine in Linux.

    When new titles are launched on the Windows platform, it usually takes a while for Wine to catch up. Most of the time, there are missing libraries or some other form error, which means that, at best, the game can be installed and not played.

    The Wine developers and community are usually quick to fix any issues, especially with big games, but it's very likely that it won't be necessary. A Linux user managed to get the latest Doom Alpha running in Wine with little to no effort.

  • Microsoft's latest tactics show Gabe Newell of Valve was right to worry

    Gabe Newell from Valve was quite right to fear about the future when he starting talking up Linux, and now it looks like Microsoft will be trying to push their own store even more.

  • That Dragon, Cancer now available on Linux & SteamOS

    That Dragon, Cancer is now officially available on Linux & SteamOS. An immersive, narrative videogame that retells Joel Green’s 4-year fight against cancer through about two hours of poetic, imaginative gameplay that explores themes of faith, hope and love.

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  • Deponia Doomsday: initial thoughts and early review

    Out of nowhere, Daedalic decided to release a sequel to their most popular (and often divisive) point-and-click game series Deponia, announcing it just a week before release to the surprise of many. Those who played the original trilogy will know that it ended very definitively and was intended to be a trilogy with a clear beginning, middle and end. Similarly, the ending drew a bit of criticism and left fans hungry for more, so despite being an unexpected surprise, a sequel also makes perfect sense.

  • Overfall, an exploration strategy game released for SteamOS & Linux, some thoughts

    I had a chance to take a look at Overfall, a very interesting mix of rogue-like exploration, RPG and strategy mechanics wrapped up in a funny looking shell.

  • Trulon: The Shadow Engine RPG released for Linux & SteamOS

    I am happy to say that the Linux version seems to work really well, one minor graphical glitch and that's all I've noticed. Turn off Bloom, and you will have a better experience.

  • Want to see the very popular Stardew Valley on Linux? There's a chance

    Stardew Valley from ConcernedApe and Chucklefish is a big hit right now, and it's possible it could come to Linux without enough of a push from Linux gamers.

  • Linux Gaming Marketshare Regressed So Far 2016

    While more Steam Linux games continue to appear, the overall market-share still hasn't been trending upwards in the Linux battle against Windows and OS X.

    The Steam 2016 January statistics showed the Linux gaming marketshare regressing on a percentage basis and that was carried over to February. The February 2016 Steam survey results are now available and it doesn't show the Linux gaming market-share as a percentage improving at all.

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  • Vendetta Online 1.8.371 3D Space Combat Game Re-Adds the Furie-Related Missions

    Guild Software had the great pleasure of announcing this past weekend the general availability of yet another maintenance release in the Vendetta Online 1.8 series of the popular and cross-platform MMORPG game.

  • We Are The Dwarves, a real-time tactical adventure now on Linux, some thoughts

    Today I took a look at We Are The Dwarves on Linux. It looks good and I love these games, but is it any good?

  • Spring RTS Open-Source Engine 101.0 Released

    Spring RTS 101.0 has been released with performance improvements, bug fixes, and new features.

    Spring RTS 101.0 brings support for custom shaders and map drawing via Lua scripting, line of sight refactoring, refactoring of transports, an internal pr-downloader, and a ton of fixes.

  • There Are Now 1,900 Steam Linux Games Available For Download

    As of this evening on Steam, there are 1,900 released games available for download with native Linux support.

    After a recent Steam change, there were more than 1,900 Steam Linux games listed as Valve ended up including yet-to-be-released Linux game ports. That total including unreleased Linux games is now up to 2,009! But in terms of released Linux game titles available for download right now, the 1,900 threshold was crossed tonight to end out February.

  • XWayland Gains Partial XvidMode Support To Run Older Linux Games

    The latest X.Org Server code's XWayland support path now is able to run some older Linux games.

    Landing within the X.Org Server Git code-base is partial xvidmode extension support for XWayland, for running older Linux games that lack native Wayland support, such as those making use of SDL1. The work was done by Red Hat's Olivier Fourdan.

  • American Truck Simulator On Linux

    Another year, another simulation game from S.C.S Software. I should preface this article by saying I am not usually a fan of simulation game-- whether they be truck, plane, bus, or anything else. That being said... I might be a convert after this.

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