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  • Elroy And The Aliens is an upcoming world-saving sci-fi adventure | GamingOnLinux

    Developer Motiviti has announced Elroy And The Aliens, a fresh modern point & click adventure where you deal with a father who vanished 18 years ago in suspicious circumstances.

    "Elroy And The Aliens is a brand new point and click adventure game like you’ve never played before. A story about love, loss and regret… of a boy looking for his father, and a girl yearning for adventure. Fasten your seatbelts for a journey of epic, world-saving proportions, with more than 60 characters and 60 odd locations around the galaxy!"

  • The Machinery game engine launches the Early Adopters program | GamingOnLinux

    Our Machinery has announced the availability of their game engine The Machinery with an Early Adopters program that gives a discount on the licensing, although it's free if your team pulls in less than $100K.

    It's a pretty crowded market now, especially so with the recent announcement of the free and open source Open 3D Engine based upon Amazon Lumberyard. You have to have something pretty special to have developers pick you over Unity, Unreal, Game Maker, Godot and all the other established names. So what makes The Machinery different?

    Well, they say the whole thing was designed to be hackable. Everything is plugin-based and they offer a "wide range of tools and applications to help developers create and build compelling games, interactive experiences, and high-end virtual worlds". The basic idea is to not force developers into a specific way of using it, but give developers a platform they can extend exactly how they want and make The Machinery into their own tool. Something like the Lego of games engines perhaps? Snap pieces together however you want.


    It has been tested running on Ubuntu 20.04 and Arch Linux.

  • VKD3D 2.4 Out Now! GPU Framerates Improved - Boiling Steam

    Normally we don’t cover news posts that often, but I think the latest version of vkd3d-proton — a project that allows Direct3D 12 titles to run through Proton — deserves a spot in the sunlight. In this release we’re specifically looking at GPU improvements. According to the patch notes, the image layouts “for color and depth-stencil targets” have been re-written in a way that allows the developers of the project to remove “a lot of dumb barriers.” They claim that with the removal of these barriers Horizon Zero Dawn has a “GPU bound uplift” of 15%-20%, Death Stranding by 10%, and 5%-10% in “many other titles.”

    To put this claim to the test, I ran a few benchmarks with Horizon Zero Dawn: some with the new VKD3D release, the others without it. Have a look at the results below. This was using Proton Experimental (6.29.2021) and benchmarked at 1080p resolution. The only launch parameter I’m using for this game is PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60; I am not using GameMode. As always, hardware is as follows:

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    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

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    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

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    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.