Other News about gaming on Linux

Blender 3.5 is out now with fancy new hair

Gaming on Linux - 9 min 5 sec ago
Continuing to show how great open source is, the Blender team have released Blender 3.5 with some really fancy new features.

Monster collecting fusion game Cassette Beasts releasing in April

Gaming on Linux - 37 min 20 sec ago
Ready to collect creatures? How about transforming into them? Okay how about fusing them together? Cassette Beasts is what you need then.

System76 announce new Gazelle laptop, 13th Gen Intel paired with NVIDIA

Gaming on Linux - 47 min 12 sec ago
What System76 said is their "most budget-friendly laptop which features a discrete GPU", the new Gazelle laptop has been announced.

OBS Studio 29.1 Beta 1 brings AV1 / HEVC over RTMP

Gaming on Linux - 1 hour 4 min ago
The team working on the free and open source video recording and livestreaming software OBS Studio, have released the first Beta for version 29.1 with a big new feature.

how to enable 7.1 surround headset

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 1 hour 8 min ago

I am using PulseAudio, but if Pulse doesnt 7.1 support i am gonna use pipewire. thanks in advance

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Short underwater survival game FarSky now free on itch.io

Gaming on Linux - 1 hour 54 min ago
After closing up shop back in 2022, Farsky Interactive have now revived their game FarSky and made it free on itch.io.

SELinux might be the reason for your suffering!

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 2 hours 28 min ago

Low effort post: SELinux can cause games to crash! AppArmor is much more compatible in my experience. Especially on distros that don't ship SELinux by default. (Like openSUSE)

So if you're having issues switching to AppArmor might be worth it.

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Is it my hardware or my failure to configure the system?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 3 hours 14 min ago

Hello, hope you are having a nice day.

I've been trying to get on linux for some time now, I distro hopped few times ( didn't really matter to me which distro I used), as I was trying to get stuff working.
I am fairly new to the linux and have low knowledge, but I still decided to go there, as the current windows really irritates me, and not everything works so well on it, with occasional stutters in normal usage and stuff I had to accept and do when installing it.
I tried multiple times to configure my drivers, my settings so my games would work as well in linux as they do in windows, I actually play only few games ( Dota 2 - native, and some diablo).
So the issue here is, that no matter what I do, the Dota never works well, it always has massive spikes in fps loss, sometimes even the sound is weird, and I am unsure how to fix the problems, as nothing on google was able to help me, so I switched back on windows 11 for the moment, and will install some dual boot in order to try and fix this.
In research on google, I was able to find, that maybe my hardware is the issue, as all are not supported well on Linux, so sorry for this long explanation and was wondering if you could tell me if that is the case, and should I stop trying to get on linux and get some customized windows and live with that xD.
My laptop is Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15IIL05 (81WE00SWYA):
Intel I3-10053g, Nvidia mx330, pcie3 nvme ssd 512gb, with 8gb of ddr4 ram.

Thank you for your help, and apologies for making you read this long post, you can also skip to the end for my question.

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Looking for a free online FPS game.

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 3 hours 25 min ago

Doesn't matter if it's native or wine. But without intrusive stuff like Steam, Origin, EAC etc. Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

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Reviewing Linux Gaming Predictions for 2022: James Ramey from Codeweavers

Boiling Steam - 4 hours 1 min ago

This is a guest post by James Ramey, president of Codeweavers (the main company behind WINE and Crossover) following his predictions shared at the beginning of 2022.

Well, well, well…. Let’s look at my 2022 predictions and let’s see how close I’ve come to seeing them come true. Taken from e-mail sent on January 26, 2022.

1. Competitive Devices Following the Introduction of the Steam Deck

I expected at least two or three new Linux gaming computers similar to the Steam Deck with at least one with the same form factor. In the end we have:

  • The AYANEO 2
  • The GPD WIN 4 (which can support SteamOS natively)
  • The OneXPlayer
The Aya Neo 2

Granted, AYANEO 2 and OneXPlayer are Windows only Steam Deck competitors, it shows that the form factor has gotten significant attention from the market. As to Linux gaming computers, there are several new Linux gaming computers in various shapes and sizes on the market today. The common complaint about a Linux gaming computer is that it doesn’t run EVERY Windows game, but it runs considerably more Windows games (with Proton or Wine or CrossOver) than ever before.

VERDICT: I would say that this prediction is roughly 90%-95% accurate. Several Steam Deck competitors; many more Linux gaming computers on the market. However, many of the top Steam Deck competitors are still Windows based (with a price point that is twice as high) or Android based (with a price point that is significantly less – but doesn’t play Windows games). So, I am counting this as a win.

2. Expect More Consolidation in the Gaming Software Space.

In 2022 we saw the following:

Bye Bye Bungie

VERDICT: 2022 was the year of software consolidation. I count this as a win.

3. 2022 as a Greater Surge of Native AAA Games for Linux.

VERDICT: I would say that this prediction is roughly 80% accurate but NOT to the spirit of what I was forecasting. YES, more software developers are taking Linux into account from the very start. There was a greater emphasis on Linux gaming in 2022. There are many more native Linux games NOW then there was two years ago. So, I count that towards my prediction. BUT… I cannot claim that we’re seeing AAA titles flocking to Linux natively. The Steam Deck and Proton are changing the narrative about Linux gaming; Linux gaming is accounting for more end users; but, developers are not necessarily building for Linux. I was anticipating more of a natural migration (or at the very least inclusion) for Linux gaming and that doesn’t seem to be there in any qualitative numbers today. I count this as half a win.

4. At least one AAA title with a Windows and Linux version but no native macOS version.

Apple has acknowledged that their laptops are missing AAA titles. Several AAA games have no macOS version; however, I don’t see any native Linux version for these games either.

VERDICT: I missed on this prediction. I can’t think of a single game in 2022 that was released with a Windows and native Linux version. I count this as a loss.

5. Major Innovation in Linux Gaming in 2022.

I was thinking an Oculus Rift type device. Most all of the innovation for Linux in 2022 appears to be in Linux OS and with Snap and Flatpak. I don’t count these as innovations. Although I did purchase the Nreal Air glasses which work perfectly with my Steam Deck and are incredible.

No Meta-Quest like device announced in 2022

VERDICT: I missed on this prediction. I think I was being overly aggressive to think that other technology companies would adapt quickly to the surge in Linux gaming. I count this as a loss.

Score 2.5 out of 5.

AMD vs Nvidia what to buy?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 5 hours 41 min ago

Im not sure if im about to start a war on this sub but im about to build a new system and all im reading suggests that currently nvidia is the king, even on linux when it comes to support and drivers. So my question is, 6900xt or 3090? please dont kill each other im just curious

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Legion Slim 7 with Ryzen 6900HX & Radeon 6800S

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 5 hours 41 min ago

Has anyone bought this laptop and tried out Linux on it?

It's all AMD, and it's been a couple years since I assume support for these mobile Radeon graphics chips have been added in the kernel.

I'm thinking about taking the plunge, as it ticks off all the boxes I want in a laptop. 16 inch screen, powerful graphics, non gamer-y design.

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Hi y’all question about drivers

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 6 hours 4 min ago

I got tlou on pc and was wondering how long would it take for nvidia to move the latest driver to production branch

I am using manjaro and latest driver was in Feb

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New Steam Games with Native Linux Clients with Mr. Saitou and Stories from the Outbreak – 2023-03-29 Edition

Boiling Steam - 10 hours 43 min ago

Between 2023-03-22 and 2023-03-29 there were 41 New Steam games released with Native Linux clients. For reference, during the same time, there were 280 games released for Windows on Steam, so the Linux versions represent about 14.6 % of total released titles, which is a little more than usual.

There’s a lot of games worth checking out this week. Mr Saitou and Stories from the Outbreak, but not just them.

Mr Saitou

Here’s a quick pick of the most interesting ones:


Released on 28 Mar, 2023, developed by Screwfly Studios, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Indie, RPG, Strategy

About the game: From the developer of cult hits Deadnaut, Zafehouse Diaries and Fear Equation comes Deadnaut: Signal Lost. In this slick, fast-paced roguelike you’ll take control of a single Deadnaut, unlock suit upgrades and abilities, fight cosmic horrors, and investigate drifting wrecks and abandoned moons.


Released on 28 Mar, 2023, developed by Post Mortem Pixels, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Indie, RPG, Strategy, Early Access

About the game: Takara Cards is a fusion of deckbuilding and tactical RPG about adventuring through Cosmos and Karma. Pilot medieval ships using Cards and find the Dragons! Each adventure through space offers new challenges and events in this roguelike!


Released on 28 Mar, 2023, developed by Majorariatto, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Casual, Free to Play, Indie

About the game: Can a video game convey a flavor?


Released on 27 Mar, 2023, developed by Elusive Drafts, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Casual

About the game: A drawing guessing party game for at least 3 players. Played with your smartphone and works locally and online combined for the ultimate fun.


Released on 27 Mar, 2023, developed by Coldwild Games, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: RPG, Strategy, Early Access

About the game: Stories from the Outbreak is a turn-based zombie roguelike RPG. Lead a group of survivors from the doomed city of Riga towards the ferry sailing across the North Sea. Scavenge supplies, fight the zombies, decide the fate of your crew. What are you willing to sacrifice to survive the zombie plague?

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Released on 27 Mar, 2023, developed by David Vinokurov, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Indie, RPG, Strategy, Early Access

About the game: Netherguild is a turn-based tactical roguelite dungeon-crawler, where you command expeditions below the earth in a desperate attempt to cure a strange plague. Explore, camp, and fight as far as you can before heading back to resupply. What will you discover underground?


Released on 25 Mar, 2023, developed by Planetary Gears, and published by Planetary Gears.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie, Simulation

About the game: Come with us now on a journey through music and space… To the world of VOYAGER ◯∘ A minimalist, relaxing & atmospheric experience to chill out to for a while.


Released on 24 Mar, 2023, developed by HitP Studio, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: Outnumbered and outgunned in deep space? No problem! Turn your enemies’ attacks into pure bullet heaven with your shield tech and absorb projectiles to power up your ship and score big! But when your shield expires and it’s danger time, you better switch up your strategy fast…


Released on 24 Mar, 2023, developed by Viridino Studios and published by Ratalaika Games S.L..
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Action, Casual, Indie

About the game: Are you ready to escape from your tight prison cell? A malfunction in the defense system of a transport spaceship accidentally killed everyone aboard, except for one last survivor… You and your suspiciously orange suit.


Released on Mar 24, 2023, developed by Out of the Park Developments, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Indie, Simulation, Sports, Strategy

About the game: Play What The Pros Play! Officially licensed by MLB, the MLB Players Inc., and KBO, Out of the Park Baseball 24 is the newest in the award-winning sports strategy series. A sports fan’s dream come true – and the only game ever to win Metacritic PC Game of the Year Award TWICE.

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Released on 23 Mar, 2023, developed by Airem, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Action, Casual, Free to Play, Indie, Racing, Simulation, Sports

About the game: Get behind the wheel of a toy car and race on beautiful tracks in Poland, Finland, Australia and Greece. Compete in championships, arcade and time trials. Play alone or with friends online or locally. Buy now and take part in unforgettable races!


Released on 23 Mar, 2023, developed by Laura Shigihara, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG

About the game: A short game about an average white-collar worker who struggles to find meaning in a life full of constant overtime and isolation. After an accident lands him in the hospital, Mr. Saitou is spirited away to a strange fantasy world where an unexpected friend takes him on a life-changing adventure.


Released on 23 Mar, 2023, developed by Team Starlight and published by Chirashi Games.
[Steam Store Page]

Genre: Casual, Indie

About the game: Can you save magic before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve? Life After Magic is a queer, retro visual novel that follows jaded ex-magical girls as they reconnect, deal with young adulthood, and face off against one last threat before Y2K hits.

You can also check our previous entries in the series for the New Steam Games released with Native Linux clients. We have them every week: