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Team Fortress 2 is a fantastic game and I do like to jump in now and then for a little blast, but I really do hate having to find and pick a server. Looks like this update was made for me.

They are adding Competitive and Casual matchmaking modes, where you can gain ranks and earn titles and badges.

I realise that it does have a quick launch option, but that throws you into games that are already going and some are nearly finished. Being able to get into a game that isn't half-way through and have it done easily is going to be so refreshing.

The good thing about the competitive matchmaking side of it, is that it will require a verified account or a purchase of a lifetime matchmaking pass. This should help cut out a lot of the cruft.

They are also bringing in similar methods that Dota 2 has for people who leave early and ruin the match for others (obviously only for matchmaking not normal servers). It will count as a loss, you can lose points and ranks and so on.

They made a teaser video too:
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The matchmaking isn't live yet, but hopefully it will be soon. On top of that, PASS Time a new game mode is now out of Beta.

I also found something curious that sits at the bottom of their FAQ for this big update:
QuoteQ: ARE THERE ANY MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PLAY?
A: The only minimum requirement is DirectX 9.

Oh, Valve developers forget they do OpenGL again?

This is only Day 1 of the announcements, so I am wondering what they have cooking for Day 2. Someone on reddit has already found an image from Day 2. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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edo 6 Jul, 2016
no random critics? thats great
Krootox1986 6 Jul, 2016
This is great news for an absolute noob like me. I love pc gaming but I get so daunted by playing online because I get absolutely destroyed by 99% of players. We're talking 2 kills and 30 deaths type of destroyed!
Daverball 6 Jul, 2016
QuoteOh, Valve developers forget they do OpenGL again?
Well, technically they do not for any of their Source games, it's just a translation layer that converts the DX9 calls to OpenGL:
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ToGL

It's a different story for Source 2 though, where they actually support native OpenGL.
Liam Dawe 6 Jul, 2016
Quoting: Daverball
QuoteOh, Valve developers forget they do OpenGL again?
Well, technically they do not for any of their Source games, it's just a translation layer that converts the DX9 calls to OpenGL:
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ToGL

It's a different story for Source 2 though, where they actually support native OpenGL.
I know, it's just amusing that they state it like so.
DamonLinuxPL 6 Jul, 2016
Sadly TF2 is now (as many gamers reporting) broken on Linux. Look at valve github, many reports and no one from Valve carring about it. TF2 after The Tough Break for me is unplayable. Before I playing in max setting on my notebook, now I can't play even on low details. FPS drop (a lot of Linux gamers), game have micro lags (also many Linux gamers reporting) and often crashing or hanging X server.

So, maybe anyone have contact with anyone who know if or when Valve want to fix it? or how to fix it manually?


Last edited by DamonLinuxPL on 6 July 2016 at 7:24 pm UTC
Pecisk 6 Jul, 2016
Quoting: DamonLinuxPLSadly TF2 is now (as many gamers reporting) broken on Linux. Look at valve github, many reports and no one from Valve carring about it. TF2 after The Tough Break for me is unplayable. Before I playing in max setting on my notebook, now I can't play even on low details. FPS drop (a lot of Linux gamers), game have micro lags (also many Linux gamers reporting) and often crashing or hanging X server.

So, maybe anyone have contact with anyone who know if or when Valve want to fix it? or how to fix it manually?

None of these things for me on both laptop and desktop. I will guess - AMD?
Rhythagoras 6 Jul, 2016
I was just playing the other day and it ran fine for me.
pete910 6 Jul, 2016
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Quoting: Pecisk
Quoting: DamonLinuxPLSadly TF2 is now (as many gamers reporting) broken on Linux. Look at valve github, many reports and no one from Valve carring about it. TF2 after The Tough Break for me is unplayable. Before I playing in max setting on my notebook, now I can't play even on low details. FPS drop (a lot of Linux gamers), game have micro lags (also many Linux gamers reporting) and often crashing or hanging X server.

So, maybe anyone have contact with anyone who know if or when Valve want to fix it? or how to fix it manually?

None of these things for me on both laptop and desktop. I will guess - AMD?

Runs fine for me on AMD (prop driver)

Not played in a while though

Edit:

@DamonLinuxPL
Just noticed that you use Mageia too, What driver you using ?


Last edited by pete910 on 6 July 2016 at 9:52 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy 6 Jul, 2016
Quoting: DamonLinuxPLTF2 after The Tough Break for me is unplayable.
Huh. Tough break.
STiAT 6 Jul, 2016
Quoting: DamonLinuxPLSadly TF2 is now (as many gamers reporting) broken on Linux. Look at valve github, many reports and no one from Valve carring about it. TF2 after The Tough Break for me is unplayable. Before I playing in max setting on my notebook, now I can't play even on low details. FPS drop (a lot of Linux gamers), game have micro lags (also many Linux gamers reporting) and often crashing or hanging X server.

So, maybe anyone have contact with anyone who know if or when Valve want to fix it? or how to fix it manually?

Just installed it for testing. There is for sure something true if so many are reporting issues. But it runs just fine for me.
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