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I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly. Find me on Mastodon.

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Aquapark Tycoon is a waterpark building sim from the dev of Avorion

By Liam Dawe,
Boxelware, developer of space sim Avorion just revealed Aquapark Tycoon, that's set to deliver a unique fusion of creativity, strategic planning and park management offering you the chance to design, build, and oversee your very own water park.

GE-Proton installer ProtonUp-Qt v2.9.2 released

By Liam Dawe,
ProtonUp-Qt is back for another update, remaining as one of the easiest ways to install extra compatibility tools on Steam Deck and Desktop Linux with version 2.9.2 out now.

The Splintered Sea expansion announced for physics building game Besiege

By Liam Dawe,
Besiege is good fun having you construct various mechanical machines for destruction, and now it's all going to get a bit wet in The Splintered Sea expansion.

Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.4 is out now with more classics

By Liam Dawe,
If you're a shoot 'em up fan you've been eating good recently, with another quality set of games out now in the Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.4.

Please, Touch The Artwork 2 gets a bunch of Steam Deck improvements

By Liam Dawe,
Please, Touch The Artwork 2 is a free and highly rated hand-painted cozy hidden object adventure out now, and recently it had some nice Steam Deck improvements.

Super Video Golf added a career mode - it deserves more attention

By Liam Dawe,
Super Video Golf looks great for anyone who loves Golf, and it got a bit buried but the developer has continued to expand it with a recent update adding in a career mode.

Linux continues to be above 4% on the desktop

By Liam Dawe,
According to the StatCounter, Linux on the desktop has continued to rise and remains above 4%, with this being the healthiest it's ever looked on the desktop.

Over 20 classic SNK titles just released on GOG

By Liam Dawe,
If you love retro gaming, you might want to hop on over to GOG as they've teamed up with SNK again to bring a bunch more classic games to your collections.

Explicit GPU Synchronization for Xwayland now merged

By Liam Dawe,
The day is finally here. Xwayland now has the code for Explicit GPU Synchronization merged after waiting over a year for everything to be ready.

Old School Rally plans full support for Steam Deck - got me feeling nostalgic

By Liam Dawe,
I have truly fond memories of spending entire days playing rally games on the original PlayStation, and some later games on PC and Old School Rally really looks the part.

Dwarf Fortress hits 800,000 sales and no sign of it stopping

By Liam Dawe,
Dwarf Fortress on Steam and itch.io has been a mega success for Bay 12 Games, a deserved success, given their previous free release supported and updated for a long time. Now the developers have confirmed it's closing in on a million sales.

Discord Overlay for Linux adds PulseAudio / PipeWire integration

By Liam Dawe,
Discover Overlay, an open source Discord Overlay for Linux has a new release available with v0.7.3 adding in some useful new features.

KDE's Xaver Hugl on why Wayland explicit sync is such a big deal

By Liam Dawe,
You may have seen news recently about explicit sync for Wayland, but you might not know why it's actually important for the future of Linux on Wayland.

KDE Plasma 6.1 will be able to sync keyboard RGB to your chosen accent colour

By Liam Dawe,
More work is ongoing for the upcoming KDE Plasma 6.1 release, and there's some fun stuff being added like the ability to sync your keyboard RGB lighting up to your Plasma accent colouring.

CleanDoom - a modern, polished mod launcher for GZDoom

By Liam Dawe,
Want a really simple but useful launcher to run GZDoom games? If you find other launchers not to your liking, or too complicated, maybe CleanDoom will be what you need.

The ridiculously fun Windowkill gets modding support with a source code release

By Liam Dawe,
Windowkill is a fantastic twin-stick shooter, where the game window is constantly shrinking on you and enemies spawn across multiple windows. It's truly clever and now it has full customization available via the newly introduced modding support.

Check out the Manjaro Linux lead talk about the Orange Pi NEO gaming handheld

By Liam Dawe,
The Orange Pi NEO is an exciting looking gaming device, following in the footsteps of the Steam Deck being powered by Linux. Recently the price was revealed, and the Manjaro Linux head Philip Müller did a talk on it.

Arch Linux changes vm.max_map_count to match Fedora, Ubuntu for better gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Nice to see more Linux distributions make changes to ensure the gaming experience is good. Arch Linux is now following Fedora and Ubuntu on upping the vm.max_map_count value.

Heroic Games Launcher v2.14.1 Hotfix #1 fixes Proton on Linux and Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
After the most recent main release of the Heroic Games Launcher, there was an issue people found where games using Proton on Linux / Steam Deck wouldn't run. This latest hotfix should solve it.

Wine 9.6 released with more Direct2D effects work, support for RSA OAEP padding in BCrypt

By Liam Dawe,
Wine 9.6 is the latest development release out now for the Windows compatibility layer, making progress on getting as many apps and games working on Linux as possible.
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