Here is a look back some of the most popular articles on GamingOnLinux for February 2021, an easy way to for you stay up-to-date on what has happened in the past month for Linux gaming, open source and other general Linux news that we write about! You can keep track of these overview articles by using our Overview RSS.
Here's what was popular with our readers:
Terraria for Stadia was cancelled and has since been reinstated. Stadia is currently in an uneasy period. It's not a surprise that Re-Logic initially canceled Terraria. Stadia users are thrilled to know that it's back on.
The game Valheim is an absolute runaway hit and it's been out less than a month! TIARA'S BLOG A survival game about Vikings playing co-operatively cutting down trees and fighting off against bosses from the top.
OpenTTD the free and open-source simulation game based on Transport Tycoon Deluxe, will officially be coming to Steam starting April 1. The Linux build will also be available.
- Valve are yet again hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons following the ruling from the EU Commission over geo-blocking, a lawsuit involving game pricing and now the Steam Controller as well.
- Portal 2, the classic first-person puzzle game from Valve available on Steam has just received an immense update come out of the blue, along with Vulkan API support powered by the DXVK project.
- Pioneer is another great example of a long-running free and open source game that's been doing well, with a brand new version that has been updated to fix plenty of important parts.
In a move that is certain to raise plenty of eyebrows, and worry Stadia supporters, Google has announced they're closing SG&E (Stadia Games & Entertainment) and won't be doing first-party games.
- Valve are in the legal spotlight again after the EU Commission Fine with a couple of Steam issues, as a new lawsuit has been filed regarding an "abuse" of their market power.
Wildfire Games has released an upgrade to their free, open-source real-time strategy game Zero A.D. Alpha 24 is now available after several years of waiting.
Need an exciting and fun physics simulator? Are you looking for one that is free and open source, and playable in multiplayer? Rigs of Rods might be what you're after and they have an updated version.
Here's an update on Zink, the coming OpenGL on the top of Vulkan Implementation announced by Collabora. It's been moving steadily.
SEGA/Creative Assembly has officially announced Total War: WARHAMMER III. The good news is that porter Feral Interactive immediately confirmed it was available on Linux (and macOS).
- Despite the rising amount of people who believe Stadia will not be around for long, we're into another year and Google has announced that more than 100 games will be released for Stadia until 2021.
- GTA III and Vice City came, gave us hope for the most up-to-date way to play them , and later, unfortunately, were completely removed from orbit by the rights holders.
- Minetest is the open source and free voxel game engine, inspired initially by Minecraft it's steadily growing and better with the addition of many games that are available for it.
A new biweekly development release is out for the Windows compatibility layer Wine, with Wine 6.2 bundling up more of the most recent and best into a suitable release for you to try.
- Looking for a way to keep your saved games in a safe place and also have a friendly UI? Ludusavi is one of those projects that is free and open source, so anyone can get involved.
Do you want your PC to look stylish? Plasma 5.21 is now available. The KDE team has worked hard to make it beautiful and functional.
We just had the DXVK 1.8 release for Direct3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan and now we have the VKD3D-Proton 2.2 release coming out as well.
After a short testing period, with the release candidates only being released a few days ago, Valve has released Steam Play Proton 5.1-6.
- Stellaris: Nemesis is going to bring some exciting things for the grand space strategy game by Paradox with a major new ending game crisis that will see you can choose a side.
Chess is an old-fashioned game, isn't it? So what about a relaxing game of Chess? Lichess is a no-cost, open-source browser-based online Chess program.
Two major pieces of news from Canonical and Ubuntu to be covered today, and both about the future of the Linux distribution.
- Another day another acquisition with Saber Interactive / Embracer Group acquiring Aspyr Media and so we observe the ever-present trend of consolidation in the gaming industry. Gearbox is also part of the deal.
You should also take a look at these fantastic new releases we have enjoyed:
Hadean Tactics Of Mice and Moggies Mutropolis Nebuchadnezzar Mini Countries qomp Rogue Star Rescue Valheim
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