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Beyond a Steel Sky gets a big upgrade with newer Vulkan support

By Liam Dawe,
Beyond a Steel Sky, the sequel to cult classic Beneath a Steel Sky continues seeing some big post-release support from Revolution Software with a big engine upgrade.

Portal Stories: Mel lands Vulkan support with DXVK in the latest stable update

By Liam Dawe,
After a short Beta period that saw a few issues, the team behind Portal Stories: Mel have now release the latest stable build which includes Vulkan support for Linux.

VKD3D-Proton 2.3.1 rolls out along with a quick-fix to Proton Experimental

By Liam Dawe,
Valve contractors and CodeWeavers continue tweaking VKD3D-Proton for Direct3D 12 over Vulkan with another fresh update out now, and a small update to add it into Proton Experimental.

Vulkan gets a new extension to aid API-translation layers like OpenGL on top of Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
The Vulkan API has been updated once again with the latest 1.2.177 spec update available, and curiously it pulls in a new extension to help API translation layers.

Direct3D 12 to Vulkan layer VKD3D-Proton 2.3 is out with early DirectX Raytracing support

By Liam Dawe,
Even more progress towards having a layer that will translate Direct3D 12 nicely over to Vulkan, as the VKD3D-Proton project just had a fresh release out.

Jackbox Games get their engine ported to Vulkan and SDL2, try it with Jackbox Party Pack 7

By Liam Dawe,
Jackbox Games emailed in to notify us of something big: they've worked with game porter and FNA developer Ethan Lee to port their engine to Vulkan and SDL2 and you can try it in a Beta for The Jackbox Party Pack 7.

Radeon Software for Linux 21.10 brings Vulkan Ray Tracing in preview

By Liam Dawe,
While work is ongoing in Mesa to get AMD GPUs to support Ray Tracing, AMD directly have released Radeon Software for Linux 21.10 that brings along support to Linux.

Metro Exodus for Linux to run better on AMD GPUs soon with a Mesa fix now merged

By Liam Dawe,
The new Linux port of Metro Exodus sadly came with a rough launch but for AMD GPU owners it's set to get more playable, with a fix in the Mesa RADV driver now merged.

Vulkan 1.2.176 spec update with VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2, new NVIDIA Vulkan Beta

By Liam Dawe,
The Khronos Group continues tweaking and expanding Vulkan with the 1.2.176 specification update out, which includes a new extension and NVIDIA have already hooked up support.

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta 455.50.12 rolls out with new Vulkan Video extensions

By Liam Dawe,
As expected, NVIDIA continue to be at the forefront of new and improved Vulkan support as they've today rolled out the 455.50.12 Vulkan Beta Driver.

Vulkan Video announced with new provisional extensions along with Vulkan 1.2.175 released

By Liam Dawe,
Vulkan, the graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs expands further with Vulkan Video and some provisional extensions.

Portal Stories: Mel gets Vulkan support on Linux in a new Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Portal Stories: Mel, an extremely popular and highly rated mod for Portal 2 just had a new Beta pushed out which adds in Vulkan support for Linux.

Warzone 2100 4.0 is officially out now with the Vulkan renderer

By Liam Dawe,
A big day for the free and open source Warzone 2100 as the team have officially released Warzone 2100 4.0, which brings in some modern enhancements to their rendering including Vulkan API support.

Quake II RTX patched to expand the Vulkan Ray Tracing support

By Liam Dawe,
Quake II RTX from Lightspeed Studios and NVIDIA continues expanding with a brand new update out now. It's not a huge one but it does continue to expand the Ray Tracing support for Vulkan.

Collabora announce PanVk, an open source Vulkan driver for Arm Mali Midgard and Bifrost

By Liam Dawe,
Open source consulting firm Collabora are certainly busy. While they work with Steam owner Valve on various things, they also work in other areas of Linux like driver development - their latest being PanVk.

Warzone 2100 4.0 gets a second Beta to polish up the huge release with Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
Warzone 2100 is getting an absolutely massive 4.0 release soon and a second Beta is out now with plenty of bug fixes to polish up this excellent free and open source RTS.

V3DV Vulkan driver for the Raspberry Pi 4 keeps on improving

By Liam Dawe,
Soon, the Raspberry Pi 4 will become even better with the constant improvements being made to the V3DV Vulkan driver.

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver 455.50.10 rolls out for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Need the absolute latest special fixes? The developer-focused NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver 455.50.10 has rolled out and it includes quite a few fixes - including some just for Linux.

Portal 2 gets more DXVK Vulkan improvements with another update

By Liam Dawe,
Valve's fantastic first-person puzzle game Portal 2 recently had a huge upgrade that pulled in DXVK giving it Vulkan support, with another update out now to further improve it.

Direct3D 9-10-11 to Vulkan translation layer DXVK 1.8.1 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
After the 1.8 release of DXVK on February 19, a small 1.8.1 release just went out for this Direct3D 9-10-11 to Vulkan translation layer.
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