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Gaming on OpenBSD: Pearls, Pitfalls, Paranoia, Thomas Frohwein
2021-03-03 @ 17:45 EST (22:45 UTC) - Zoom +

OpenBSD has had a long-standing reputation for its security focus, but is also surprisingly good as a desktop OS once you've made it past the initial barriers. It hasn't been known for gaming (other than tetris(6)), leading users to play on other platforms like a Windows box or game consoles. But now, things are changing one emulator|sourceport|game engine at a time.

Follow thfr@ on a years-long journey to try to extend the advantages offered by OpenBSD to more and better gaming - from hardware support to security mitigations at play, to ultimately overcoming multiple barriers and growing both OpenBSD's gaming library and its gaming community.

Thomas Frohwein is a German expat living in Montana. He has been OpenBSD user since 2014, and developer (thfr@) since 2018. His primary focus has been improving gaming options on OpenBSD and he maintains the (eternally unfinished) webpage with the infamous shopping guide in an attempt to sabotage the productivity of OpenBSD hackers and tempt them to drain their notoriously low bank accounts. His dayjob is working as a physician which in this day and age is almost equivalent to being an IT specialist.