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There was some excitement a while ago about Ashes of the Singularity [Official Site] being ported to Vulkan and eventually Linux. It seems Vulkan is largely complete, but Linux still isn't on their radar.

From the forum post, they say that the Vulkan version should be ready in the Summer, but Linux is still not a priority as they have other things to do. They specifically said:
QuoteThus, in my view, getting the above things done trump getting a Linux version out. That doesn't mean no Linux version, it means it's not yet on the radar.

They've said similar things before, with other things taking a higher priority pushing Linux down. I'm going to be honest here, I really don't think the game will actually come to Linux as it's always being pushed down the list.

A shame, but we have plenty of other games to look forward to. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Leopard 19 Apr, 2017
Quoting: GuestThis will be working just as good in WINE long before they ever release a Linux version.

Vulkan Doom anyone?

Depending on Wine with Vulkan titles is not helpful , just hurts.

Just don't "buy" titles without Linux support.
Mountain Man 19 Apr, 2017
If they had done their job right, they could have had the Linux version out yesterday. When will developers learn that trying back into a Linux port is the wrong way to do it?
Ehvis 19 Apr, 2017
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It may work on Wine, but I won't buy it to run on Wine. So irrelevant really.

The todo list does sound like a case of an endless one. The funny thing is, maybe if they port the game, they would automatically address some of the stability issues.
0aTT 19 Apr, 2017
Quoting: Mountain ManIf they had done their job right, they could have had the Linux version out yesterday. When will developers learn that trying back into a Linux port is the wrong way to do it?

But Doom runs better than most ports. Much faster and more stable. And the steam hardware survey identifies wine. But as good as no one plays under wine. Except it is a wineport.

We have to wait, but it could be that with Vulkan simply no more ports are needed. That would be quite great. Perhaps Valve can automatically port the games in the future.

EDIT: The bad thing though is that the publishers do not provide support. But just by not doing this it could be very attractive for them to publish there games with Vulkan. ;)


Last edited by 0aTT on 19 April 2017 at 3:40 pm UTC
cxpher@gmail.com 19 Apr, 2017
I originally wanted to support this dev. But if they're pushing Linux down the list. They will be going down on our list. Right to the bottom.
0aTT 19 Apr, 2017
Quoting: cxpher@gmail.comI originally wanted to support this dev. But if they're pushing Linux down the list. They will be going down on our list. Right to the bottom.

It depends. I pay 20 Euro for Doom. That's okay for me. For full price they must give me support.
Egonaut 19 Apr, 2017
Quoting: 0aTTFor full price they must give me support.
... on day 1.
Leopard 19 Apr, 2017
Quoting: 0aTT
Quoting: Mountain ManIf they had done their job right, they could have had the Linux version out yesterday. When will developers learn that trying back into a Linux port is the wrong way to do it?

But Doom runs better than most ports. Much faster and more stable. And the steam hardware survey identifies wine. But as good as no one plays under wine. Except it is a wineport.

We have to wait, but it could be that with Vulkan simply no more ports are needed. That would be quite great. Perhaps Valve can automatically port the games in the future.

EDIT: The bad thing though is that the publishers do not provide support. But just by not doing this it could be very attractive for them to publish there games with Vulkan. ;)

If you do that ; you will only prove that John Carmack was right.

http://rmitz.org/carmack.on.operating.systems.html
Shmerl 19 Apr, 2017
QuoteThe challenge with Linux is that the user base has to be sufficient to justify it.

So is it sufficient or not? Apparently not enough, for them not to push it down the list.


Last edited by Shmerl on 19 April 2017 at 4:03 pm UTC
Leopard 19 Apr, 2017
To the all developers ; if you don't support Linux ,of course our base won't grow.

Main problem is ; they want to push only Windows for not to spend time with learning new things and platforms. They're totally cool with possible MS lockdown because they will keep earning pennies ; who cares?
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