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Leftovers: Gaming (Typoman and imprint-X)

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  • Typoman: Revised soon available on SteamOS + Linux

    Took us quite a while - but we're almost there! If everything goes well, we'll be releasing Typoman for SteamOS + Linux on February 10th!

  • Some thoughts on 'imprint-X', the button pushing puzzle game that had day-1 Linux support

    imprint-X [Steam, Official Site] is a rather different puzzle game to what I’m used to. Your one and only mechanic is to push buttons and that’s really it. It’s really weird, so here’s some thoughts on it.

    Everything about the game from top to bottom is completely weird. Nothing I’m doing ever really makes all that much sense, but there’s something captivating about it. Have you ever played one of those games and you’ve thought to yourself “I should really stop now”, but something keeps you going. imprint-X is most certainly one of those.

Leftovers: Games

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  • A guide to crowdfunding games and the risks involved, the Linux edition

    I was asked by a Patreon supporter to note down some thoughts on what to look for when you’re thinking about pledging to a crowdfunding campaign.

    Note: These are my personal thoughts on the matter, so yours may differ. It’s okay not to agree with me on this.

    First of all, to make it clear: I am not against crowdfunding at all. I think it’s a brilliant idea that has allowed some truly fantastic games to be made. The problem is that a few bad apples (hello Stainless Games) have spoiled things for a lot of Linux gamers.

  • New Minecraft launcher comes to Linux, Tilt Brush Toolkit, and more open gaming news

    Gaming on Linux contributor Cheeseness, who attended linux.conf.au, talked about porting games to Linux in this video.

Games for GNU/Linux

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Games for GNU/Linux

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Leftovers: Software and Games

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Fixing Shadow of Mordor for GNU/Linux

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  • Shadow of Mordor Updated For Linux With Performance Improvements

    For those Linux gamers interested in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a new Linux update is available.

    Today's Shadow of Mordor update brings "general performance improvements", with a note that it should help in CPU-limited scenarios. Performance improvements are certainly welcome for this heavy OpenGL Linux game. This update paired with the soon-to-land OpenGL shader cache work in Mesa should help open-source Linux gamers a lot.

  • Shadow of Mordor patch released for Linux, fixes issue with NVIDIA cards and moree

    You might not remember, but Mordor on Linux had a bad case of missing body syndrome. This patch will remove the need for any workarounds on later NVIDIA drivers.

Wine and Games

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Portal 2 Fix and Linux Gaming Benchmarks

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  • Portal 2 has been patched to fix broken textures

    For quite some time Portal 2 [Steam] had broken textures on Linux and Windows. I reported the issue to Valve in April 2016 and they have now finally fixed it.

  • Core i3 vs. Core i5 Performance Impact On OpenGL/Vulkan Linux Gaming

    For a while now there have been some requests to post GPU benchmarks from some modern low-end and higher-end CPUs while testing different graphics cards, particularly to see the impact of the Vulkan API. With all the recent Kabylake testing, I've run some open-source AMD graphics tests using a Core i3 7100 and Core i5 7600K for those that may be weighing CPU options for a Linux gaming system upgrade.

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OSS Leftovers

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