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Ballistic Overkill to get Vulkan support tomorrow and lots more

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Ballistic Overkill [Steam], one of my favourite FPS games and one we host three servers for is due a huge update tomorrow! It will get early Vulkan support and much more!

You will be able to set what graphics API you want by command line options, like "-force-vulkan" and "-force-glcore". With the ability to see in-game which API is actually running. This sounds great, it already performed really well, but now it might run even smoother.

They added in more AA customization, so you can now pick from FXAA, MSAA 2X-8X and also MSAA + FXAA at the various levels of MSAA.

They are also changing up how actually joining games works. You will be able to see who in your friends list is playing and join the server they are on. One of my personal requests is also being added, which is a queue to join a game, so no longer do you sit refreshing madly to try to join a server your friends are on.

Another of my personally requested features was admin commands, which they will be doing. They are adding in kick, ban and a player priority list for you to customize.

On top of all that, they will also be balancing a few classes and fixing bugs. See the full patch notes here.

This cements Ballistic Overkill even more into my top FPS list on Linux, fantastic. They respond well to feedback and constantly update the game with decent features. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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skinnyraf 16 May, 2017
I wonder if it will work under SteamOS, as the Nvidia driver in SteamOS is the ancient 367.27.

Valve should stop using the SteamOS icon, as more and more games require newer Nvidia drivers than available in SteamOS.
drvictor666 16 May, 2017
If they were able to fix the lags somehow, I'd be more excited. The game can be very frustrating if you get get shot through walls or by player who's not even facing you. Other than that, I already had almost 60hrs of fun with this game, much to my own surprise :)

I wonder though if there's anyone else with bumblebee for whom the game would become almost unplaybale due to FPS drop since v378 of nvidia driver. I was only able to resume playing by disabling bumblebee and the integrated graphics :/
Kimyrielle 16 May, 2017
I don't like first-person games, but seeing Vulkan pick up some steam is awesome news! :)
iskaputt 16 May, 2017
Quoting: liamdaweBallistic Overkill is Steam-only game.

That's unlucky, the game looks pretty promising.
psycho_driver 22 Jun, 2017
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Quoting: psycho_driverHad absolutely zero interest in this game but I'll buy it when the vulkan renderer is working correctly.
Just because you want to experience a driver API?

Because I want to support developers who support us. It's the same reason I have 1,254 titles in my steam library and about 20 hours a year to play games.
razing32 22 Jun, 2017
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Quoting: psycho_driverHad absolutely zero interest in this game but I'll buy it when the vulkan renderer is working correctly.
Just because you want to experience a driver API?

Because I want to support developers who support us. It's the same reason I have 1,254 titles in my steam library and about 20 hours a year to play games.

20 hours a YEAR ?!

Wow , don't envy you.... :(
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I probably get 5-10 hours of gaming in per week, and it still feels like running backwards with the rate I get new games. 20 hours a year... I don't know if I'd buy games anymore.
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