XMPP Registration Still Closed

XMPP registration with captchas needs further installments of dependencies. Unfortunately, I've got to package them by myself. This might take some more time.

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Gallium-Nine Standalone

Check out → wine-nine-standalone:

Gallium Nine allows to run any Direct3D 9 application with nearly no CPU overhead, which provides a smoother gaming experience and increased FPS.

Gallium Nine Standalone, as the name implies, is a standalone version of the WINE parts of Gallium Nine.

This decouples Gallium Nine from the WINE tree, so that it can be used with any WINE version. There is no need for any WINE patches. A stable, development, or staging WINE release is sufficient.

Gallium Nine Standalone consists of two parts:

  • d3d9-nine.dll: Gallium Nine Direct3D 9 library
  • ninewinecfg.exe: GUI to enable/disable Gallium Nine with some additional info about the current state

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Workaround Discovered For Techland Games On Mesa

Hi folks!

Mesa user John Brooks has posted a → LD_PRELOAD shim for Dying Light which works around → a stupid issue which is aparrantly never going to be fixed.

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Moar Updates

Hi there!

I've updated → Mesa to 18.3.3 and → libdrm to 2.4.97. Enjoy!

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How Epic Shoots Their Own Foot With Their Store

Metro Exodus is → Epic Store exclusive and the reason behind all of this crap just drives me nuts.

As some of you might have noticed, Epic founder Tim Sweeney → repeatedly → complained about Microsoft’s Windows Store and how Microsoft is going to kill off competition like Valve’s Steam with that. Instead of complaining, Valve went ahead and pulled a lot of levers to boost Linux gaming as an alternative to Microsoft’s monopolistic ecosystem. Their most iconic move was → releasing Steam for Linux back in 2013, followed by their very own Debian fork called → Steam OS shortly after and development of the free → Steam Runtime which helps Linux games to run on many different distributions – regardless of where you can buy that game. They didn’t stop there but instead 😃aniel-Joins-Valve-Driver" target="_blank">→ hired developers to fix drivers, create → a new translation layer to wrap D3D10/D3D11 calls into Vulkan/SPIRV. They even → worked together with Codeweavers and created an easy-to-use → Wine-based wrapper called "Proton" for running → lots and lots of Windows games on Linux.

So besides bandwidth-related costs and other platform costs like these for keeping Steamworks alive they invested a lot of money to break that monopoly Microsoft has built up. Money don’t grow on trees (except in → Borderlands) and I doubt that they’re able to keep all this stuff running just by selling their own few games. Everyone who publishes games on Steam has to pay 20-30% per sold game to Valve. Yeah, that’s some big chunk. But keep in mind that they’re doing more than just → hosting files and handling payment transactions.

December last year, Tim Sweeney → launched his own store with blackjack and hookers. Their prime feature? Only taking 12% from game developers. It remains to be seen how much Epic is committed to fight against Microsoft’s monopoly with their Windows & Mac only store application. Their engine might support Linux, but the → results → may vary. Maybe because of his → antiquated beliefs? Time will tell. But I'm pretty sure this won't help anyone but Microsoft.

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Mesa Repo Updated To 18.3.2

A few days ago I've uploaded Mesa 18.3.2 to deb.c-r-t.tk/.

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Proton With Nine-Patches On GitHub

GitHub user popsUlfr has → forked and patched Proton with Gallium-Nine and some additional patches. You can find install-friendly binary releases in his GitHub repo.

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Protontricks Added To Repository

Hello again! I've just packaged → protontricks to deb.c-r-t.tk. Enjoy!

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Mesa Repo Updated To 18.3.0

I've uploaded → Mesa 18.3.0 to deb.c-r-t.tk. Enjoy!

Read more on → mesa-announce

Attention: I've added transitional packages for libd3d9-mesa and libd3d9-mesa-dev. The new packages are called libd3dadapter9-mesa and libd3dadapter9-mesa-dev - just like the ones in the official Debian repository.

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Mesa Repo Updated To 18.2.6

I've uploaded → Mesa 18.2.6 to deb.c-r-t.tk. Enjoy!

Read more on → mesa-announce

Attention: I've added transitional packages for libd3d9-mesa and libd3d9-mesa-dev. The new packages are called libd3dadapter9-mesa and libd3dadapter9-mesa-dev - just like the ones in the official Debian repository.

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Debian Maintainers Finally Decided To Enable Gallium-Nine

The maintainers for Debian's Mesa packages finally decided to build Mesa with Gallium-Nine, providing greater performance in D3D9 applications for anyone who still plays less recent Windows games. I'll watch this situation for one to two releases to see if it is still necessary that I'm rolling my own Mesa packages within deb.c-r-t.tk/.

The following changes will happen nonetheless:

The deprecating of apt-pin-mesa will be done by leaving a dummy-package which removes the file containing the pinning from /etc/apt/preferences.d. libd3d9-mesa will become a transitional package referring to libd3dadapter9-mesa while my next builds of Mesa will have libd3dadapter9-mesa packages referring to the old packages.

Having not to deal with regular driver updates, I can focus on other things here at c-r-t.tk/. This blog needs a reboot and there's a lot of overdue maintenance work for prosody. Stay tuned!

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Mesa Repo Updated To 18.2.5

I've uploaded → Mesa 18.2.5 to deb.c-r-t.tk. Enjoy!

Read more on → mesa-announce

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Newcomer: Feral Game Mode

I've successfully added Feral's → gamemode and libgamemode to deb.c-r-t.tk/. It's been built for amd64 and i386. Enjoy!

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Fresh "libstrangle" For Your FPS-Limiting Needs

I've compiled & uploaded a fresh gitlab-fetch of libstrangle. Enjoy!

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Mesa Repo Updated To 18.2.4

I've uploaded → Mesa 18.2.4 to deb.c-r-t.tk. Enjoy!

Read more on → mesa-announce

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