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  • Unreal Engine 4.27 is out now from Epic Games with plenty of Linux improvements | GamingOnLinux

    While Epic Games are currently working on the next generation with Unreal Engine 5, they're still upgrading the previous major version with Unreal Engine 4.27 out now.

    Lots of improvements across the whole engine to some major parts, plus they're also now including the Oodle Compression Suite and Bink Video codec built into Unreal Engine since Epic Games now own RAD Game Tools. Plenty of XR improvements for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality with big improvements to their OpenXR plugin like Stereo Layers, Splash Screens, querying Playspace bounds, motion controller visualization and Linux support. Plus loads more.

  • Steam Play Proton 6.3-6 is out now with lots of fixes and new game support | GamingOnLinux

    Following on from the Release Candidate testing earlier this month, Steam Play Proton 6.3-6 has rolled out to improve Windows games running on Linux. If you don't know what Steam Play Proton is be sure to check our dedicated page.

    Along with updating lots of the software behind the scenes like wine-mono to 6.3, DXVK to 1.9.1, VKD3D-Proton to 2.4 and FAudio to 20.08 there's a number of other specific improvements in this release. Cloud save syncing was improved for multiple titles including Guilty Gear -Strive-, Death Stranding, Katamari Damacy Reroll and Scarlet Nexus. Video playback improved for: Deep Rock Galactic, The Medium, Nier: Replicant, and Contra: Rogue Corps. Plus non-English support for Cyberpunk 2077 and Rockstar Games launchers was improved, launcher behaviour in Swords of Legends Online was improved too.

  • CodeWeavers still hiring for a 'General Wine Developer' to work on Wine and Proton | GamingOnLinux

    CodeWeavers announced recently they need a bit of help on finding more developers, with a spot still currently open for a 'General Wine Developer' who will work on Wine and Proton.

    Valve partnered up with CodeWeavers to integrate the Wine compatibility layer into the Steam Client for Linux, which is what's known as Proton (which is Wine + extra patches, DXVK and more). If you're unsure what Proton is check out our dedicated page.

  • Humble Store is doing a big Summer Sale with huge discounts | GamingOnLinux

    If you're after something new to play through this weekend take a look at the Humble Store. They have a big Summer Sale going on right now now with lots of good deals.

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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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