Mesa 17.0.5 Is Coming

Mesa devs are preparing another bugfix release for Mesa 17.0. Mesa 17.0.5 addresses the following problems:

Mesa 17.0.5 is planned to be released at 10:00pm GMT on Friday, 28th.

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Mesa 17.1.0 Is Coming Closer

Mesa 17.1 has been branched about two weeks ago and the second RC is already out.

This brand new Mesa release will bring some important features and performance to this user space graphics driver:

Michael Larabel has published a nice round-up on → Phoronix.com a while ago.

Release plan:

Apr 14 2017 - Feature freeze/Release candidate 1
Apr 21 2017 - Release candidate 2
Apr 28 2017 - Release candidate 3
May 05 2017 - Release candidate 4/final release

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Two Worlds II Finally Coming To Linux

Better late than never: TopWare's Two Worlds II, successor of their so-so RPG Two Worlds, is finally coming to Linux with a brand-new DLC and "HD Engine Update".

Their new DLC "Call of the Tenebrae" will be delivered along their new engine on May 25th. TopWare has already → confirmed that on GoL.

The original game has been released in 2010. TopWare has repeatedly promised a Linux port since 2013 with several missed release dates. Their latest attempt should have been released in 2015. On the other hand they have successfully "wine-ported" several games to Linux, including the first installment of their Two Worlds series, and even a native port with Vendetta: Curse of the Raven's Cry.

I'm curious! Btw: It's dirt cheap on → Steam at the moment!

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Mesa Updated To 17.0.4

I've uploaded Mesa 17.0.4 to deb.c-r-t.tk, enjoy!

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Mesa 17.0.4 Has Been Released

Emil Velikov has released another bugfix release for Mesa 17.0. Fresh packages for deb.c-r-t.tk/ will follow soon.

Release notes:

In this release we have:

The radeonsi driver has PCI IDs for new Polaris10 devices. While r600 has improved error handling in OOM conditions.

There is a GBM flush fix for VMWGFX and other drivers that queue DMA operations on the mapping context. A performance regression in freedreno has been resolved.

For nouveau and i965 we have various fixes, of which the correct GL version is now reported on i965 devices.

Haiku build issues have been addressed.

Last but not least, Mesa no longer prints a harmless warning on platform devices.

→ Read more on mesa-announce

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Mesa Updated To 17.0.3

I've uploaded Mesa 17.0.3 to deb.c-r-t.tk, enjoy!

Read more on → mesa-announce.

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Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Will Be Released Soon

Beamdog's new revamped "Enhanced Edition" of Planescape: Torment will arrive soon, you may pre-order it, if you're interested. Owners of the original game on GOG are getting 30% off PST EE for pre-ordering until April, the 4th. Final release will be on April, the 11th.

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Serious Benchmark

I've recently benchmarked Serious Sam Fusion 2017 on my ancient AMD hardware (Tahiti + Thuban), here's my result:

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Mesa Updated To 17.0.2

I've uploaded Mesa 17.0.2 to deb.c-r-t.tk. Enjoy!

Read more on → mesa-announce.

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Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition With Mesa

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition is not designed to run on anything else than NVidia's proprietary driver or that old Catalyst which no-one uses anymore. You need some dirty hacks to run it on mesa/r600g or mesa/radeonsi:

  1. Download divos-hack.so and place it in /usr/local/lib
  2. chmod +x /usr/local/lib/divos-hack.so
  3. Replace Original Sin's start.sh with this one
  4. chmod +x start.sh
  5. Enjoy!

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wine-staging-nine 2.1 For PlayOnLinux

I'm a bit late but there are new PoL-ready tarballs for wine-staging-nine on my Wine for PoL page.

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Mesa Updated To 17.0.1

I've uploaded Mesa 17.0.1 to deb.c-r-t.tk. Enjoy!

→ Announcement on mesa-dev

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How I Am Using Compton On My Machine

Just a memo of how I am fighting tearing.

On my main gaming machine:

compton -m 0.8 -c -f --vsync drm --glx-use-copysubbuffermesa --backend glx

On my notebook:

compton -c -C -f --vsync opengl-mswc --sw-opti --backend glx

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Mesa Updated To 17.0.0

I've uploaded Mesa 17.0.0 to deb.c-r-t.tk. Enjoy!

→ Announcement on mesa-dev

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2017 Seems To Be Awesome

This year seems to be awesome. → Mesa 17.0.0 will be released with some new and interesting features, → Croteam brings all their Serious Sam games to their new engine which supports Linux and Vulkan and the → release of Ryzen is near. → Civilization VI has been ported to Linux by Aspyr Media, Feral is porting → Dirt Rally and → Hitman, → Torment: Tides Of Numenera will be released soon with Linux support and a new Pillars Of Eternity is in the works. 2017 seems to be a great year for Linux gaming!

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