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Sneaking around in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, thanks to Steam Proton

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Unless you've been under a rock lately (which I'm guilty of some of the time, let's be honest) and you're into Linux gaming, you would have heard of a little something that the Valve Corporation has brought out in their Steam client - called 'Proton'. This bundle of goodness brings a whole host of…

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Paper Dungeons Crawler Released in Early Access; First Impressions

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Just recently released into Early Access on Steam, Paper Dungeons Crawler is the sequel to Paper Dungeons, a table-top styled turn-based RPG that also saw a Linux release, by indie team Agent Mega. This sequel takes a more pure 'Roguelike' adventure direction than its predecessor while retaining…

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How to Run Diablo II with the GLIDE-to-OpenGL Wrapper

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Diablo II is usually a breeze to run on Linux, thanks to WINE and so often times you need no special tricks. However, if you're like me and experience a few glitches and washed out colours in the standard fullscreen mode, you have two options: run the game in windowed mode and go without…

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Layers of Fear - more like Layers of Jumpscares

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Let's not beat around the bush, Layers of Fear is a horror title slash walking simulator that you'll probably either love or hate. Well actually, that's not totally true, because if you're like me, you'll find the game to be an enjoyable, fairly intelligent and psychological (also psychedelic)…

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Getting Divinity: Original Sin to Run on AMD Graphics

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If you're running an AMD graphics card with Mesa (open source) drivers and tried playing the great RPG Divinity: Original Sin, chances are you simply ran into a crash upon launching the game. Thankfully, the community comes to the rescue and there is a work around. Here's how. To be perfectly…

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Fixing Screen Resolution in The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

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KING Art's point-and-click adventure, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, is a beautiful game. But you might have a hard time seeing much of the game properly if you ran into the problem I did - a wonky, improper fullscreen resolution that meant I couldn't even browse the settings menu and actually…

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Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux

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"Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young…

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Review: DiRT Rally

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Yet another game in the porting lineup by Linux gaming heros, Feral Interactive, DiRT Rally is a racing game focussing on, you guessed it: rallying. As opposed to the largely arcade oriented DiRT Showdown released a few years prior, DiRT Rally is very much intended as a simulation, delivering…

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Review: Trigger Time

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Trigger Time is described as a story-driven, top-down 2D shooter with a gravity gun and physics puzzle elements with some cutscenes amongst the 9 levels of shoot-em up action. Amidst a world full of indie top-down shoot-em ups, does Trigger Time deliver enough to be different? Developer: Shephf…

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Review: Spec Ops: The Line

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The bullets screamed past Walker's ears, piercing the dust-ridden air. The only consolation of being aware of the sharp hot cracks through the air from the bullets whizzing by meant that he was still alive. His fellow Delta Force teammates, Lugo and Adams, were crouched nearby on the flanks behind…

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Rhino Linux 2024.1 Goes Live Overcoming Challenges

Rhino Linux 2024.1: Revamped with community-driven goals, a fresh organizational structure, and featuring major updates from Ubuntu’s codebase.

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GStreamer 1.24.4 Rolls Out with a Focus on Bug Fixes

The latest GStreamer 1.24.4 open-source multimedia framework fixes bugs across many plugins and improves security.

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Best Free and Open-Source Alternatives to Apple DVD Player

DVD Player plays DVDs using your built-in DVD drive or an external DVD drive. It is proprietary software and not available for Linux. We recommend the best free and open-source alternatives.

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How to Change Shell in Linux: A Practical Approach

This guide shows you how to change your Linux shell, making the switch from (to) Bash, Fish, Zsh, or any other shell a breeze.

The post How to Change Shell in Linux: A Practical Approach appeared first on Linux Today.

openSUSE Aeon Is Close to Final Stable Release

openSUSE Aeon Desktop’s RC2 is out now with image-based installs, memory optimization, faster boot, seamless updates, and more.

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How to Install Firefox Nightly Using the Mozilla APT Repository

Discover the step-by-step guide to easily installing the Firefox nightly package using the Mozilla-provided APT repository.

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How to Change Docker’s Default Data Directory

No more room for your deployments? Here’s a quick guide to relocating Docker’s storage path for images, volumes, containers, etc.

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Armbian 24.5 Released with Orange Pi 5 Pro and Radxa ROCK 5 ITX Support

Armbian 24.5 is here almost two months after Armbian 24.2 and introduces support for new devices, including Orange Pi 5 Pro, Radxa ROCK 5 ITX, Allwinner T527 Avaota-A1, Radxa ZERO 3E, Radxa ZERO 3W, FriendlyElec CM3588, 4G Phytium Pi, Sakura Pi RK3308B, SK-AM68, TQMa8MPxL, and CoolPi CM5 EVB.

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RHEL 8.10 Released as the Last Update in the 8th Series

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10 brings much-anticipated software updates, closing the cycle on eighth series releases. Here’s more on that!

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KaOS Linux 2024.05 Released, Here’s What’s New

KaOS 2024.05 debuts with a full Qt6 integration, Plasma 6.0.5, KDE Gear 24.05, removal of X11 dependencies, and more.

The post KaOS Linux 2024.05 Released, Here’s What’s New appeared first on Linux Today.

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Steam Client updated with improvements for Steam Deck, Linux, VR and Steam Input

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The KINGDOM HEARTS series is live on Steam - SE giving away multiple Steam Decks

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Bronze Age pixel-arts RTS game TFC: The Fertile Crescent 1.0 is out now

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Simple GOG client for Linux Minigalaxy version 1.3 is out now

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Kubuntu Focus announce the Focus Ir14 GEN 2 and Ir16 GEN 2 laptops

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SteamVR 2.6 released with experimental improvements to async on Linux

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SteamOS 3.6.4 Preview for Steam Deck has fixes for DualSense, DisplayPort and more

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Proton 9.0-2 brings better controller support in launchers, more playable games, lots of bug fixes

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Valve faces a £656 million lawsuit in the UK for 'overcharging 14 million PC gamers'

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Combat encounters are a challenging and unique experience in Bittersweet Birthday

Bittersweet Birthday is a game that hasn't been mentioned here in quite some time, but thankfully World Eater Games have a big update to share on…

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Prickle is a wholesome Sokoban-style puzzler about catching baby hedgehogs

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Hundreds of thousands of people are now clicking a Banana on Steam

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Old school immersive sim FPS 'Core Decay' still alive and the latest update sounds awesome

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The Thing: Remastered and Killing Time: Resurrected coming from Nightdive Studios

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WOLFHOUND is a sci-fi World War II metroidvania from the creator of Chasm

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