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Stardock CEO asking to see interest in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation on Linux with Vulkan

By liamdawe, 27 May 2017 at 7:24 pm UTC (40 Comments)
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation will come to Linux if Stardock see enough requests for it. The CEO of Stardock has requested to see how much interest there is.

Feral announce that Dawn of War III will use both OpenGL and Vulkan

By liamdawe, 26 May 2017 at 10:05 am UTC (21 Comments)
Feral Interactive have just announced some exciting news! The Linux port of Dawn of War III will come with OpenGL as the default, but like with Mad Max you will be able to check a box to enable Vulkan!

The Khronos UK Vulkan talk is tomorrow with Feral, Croteam and more & you watch online

By liamdawe, 24 May 2017 at 2:16 pm UTC (16 Comments)
Tomorrow is the Khronos UK 'Vulkanised!' talk about Vulkan from developers like Feral Interactive, Croteam and others. You will be able to watch it online.

Serious Sam Fusion 2017 now has benchmark modes and more, here's some quick tests

By liamdawe, 17 May 2017 at 6:44 pm UTC (15 Comments)
Serious Sam Fusion 2017 has been updated to include some benchmark modes along with some other useful changes. I've done some quick tests.

Ballistic Overkill updated as promised with Vulkan, but it's now completely broken (UPDATED with temp fix)

By liamdawe, 16 May 2017 at 6:34 pm UTC (34 Comments)
Confirmed by others as well, the latest Ballistic Overkill that adds in Vulkan and many other things, has completely broken the Linux version. UPDATED with a temp fix.

Mesa 17.0.6 released with AMD Polaris 12 support in the 'radv' Vulkan driver

By liamdawe, 14 May 2017 at 7:43 pm UTC (5 Comments)
Mesa 17.0.6 is the latest bug-fix release for the 17.0 series, but it also comes with AMD Polaris 12 support for the 'radv' Vulkan driver that has been back-ported.

Mesa 17.1 has now been released

By BTRE, 10 May 2017 at 5:21 pm UTC (7 Comments)
The latest release of the open-source graphics drivers has now been made available following the final release candidate. There's plenty of new things to love in this release.

Mesa 17.1 RC4 released, final version expected in approximately 24 hours

By liamdawe, 8 May 2017 at 12:51 pm UTC (1 Comments)
Emil Velikov has announced the availability of Mesa 17.1 RC4 for some final testing, with the final release of Mesa 17.1 due in approximately 24 hours.

AMD Vulkan driver 'radv' is now 'effectively a pass' for conformance

By liamdawe, 4 May 2017 at 6:55 pm UTC (13 Comments)
The open source Vulkan driver for AMD hardware 'radv' now gets 'effectively a pass' for conformance. An awesome milestone for AMD fans.

Mesa 17.1 RC3 is available, closing in on release this month

By liamdawe, 1 May 2017 at 12:51 pm UTC (1 Comments)
Mesa 17.1, the next big release for open source graphics drivers on Linux is closing in on release. The third release candidate is now available for testing.

There's going to be a Vulkan event in the UK, Feral Interactive & Croteam will be attending

By liamdawe, 27 April 2017 at 3:37 pm UTC (9 Comments)
On May 25th there's a Vulkan event happening in the UK. Organised by Khronos UK, there will be a number of interesting talks including Croteam and Feral Interactive.

Ashes of the Singularity almost has Vulkan ready, doesn't have Linux on the radar right now

By liamdawe, 19 April 2017 at 3:10 pm UTC (30 Comments)
There was some excitement a while ago about Ashes of the Singularity being ported to Vulkan and eventually Linux. It seems Vulkan is largely complete, but Linux still isn't on their radar.

The UNIGINE engine will get Vulkan support this year

By liamdawe, 13 April 2017 at 10:50 am UTC (7 Comments)
It seems UNIGINE have Vulkan firmly in their sights to support it this year, which means their recently released Superposition benchmark could gain support for it too.

Feral have patched the Vulkan Beta of Mad Max again, another look at performance with benchmarks

By liamdawe, 11 April 2017 at 4:05 pm UTC (26 Comments)
Feral Interactive have pushed out another Mad Max patch for the Vulkan Beta, they claim to have improved Vulkan further, so I took a look.

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is now available on the Fusion engine with Vulkan

By liamdawe, 6 April 2017 at 9:35 am UTC (17 Comments)
This slipped by me, not to be confused with the VR titles, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is now supported in Croteam's updated Fusion engine and it features Vulkan and Linux support.
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