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Ballistic Overkill has an opt-in beta with performance fixes (update: now out of beta)

By liamdawe, 7 June 2017 at 10:59 am UTC (5 Comments)
Ballistic Overkill, the fun and cheap online FPS that recently added Vulkan support now has an opt-in beta for you to try. The developers say it's aimed at improving performance. UPDATE: It's now out of Beta.

GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin drops D3D12 in favour of Vulkan

By liamdawe, 4 June 2017 at 6:50 pm UTC (20 Comments)
The awesome GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin has officially dropped support for the D3D12 API in favour of going all-in with Vulkan.

The Ashes of the Singularity Linux request topic has more requests than the game has reviews

By liamdawe, 4 June 2017 at 5:54 pm UTC (17 Comments)
In an impressive show of support, the post from the Stardock CEO asking for Ashes of the Singularity Linux version requests has more posts than reviews on Steam.

Breaking Point, an Arma 3 mod is moving to Unreal Engine 4 with Kickstarter, Linux & Vulkan planned

By liamdawe, 2 June 2017 at 9:33 am UTC (9 Comments)
Breaking Point is an online survival game that blends survival realism with the gameplay of a modern military shooter. It was previously an Arma 3 mod, but now they're moving to Unreal Engine 4 with a Kickstarter and they plan Linux support.

The videos from the Khronos UK Vulkan event are now online

By liamdawe, 31 May 2017 at 7:34 pm UTC (9 Comments)
For those who've been waiting to watch the videos from the UK Vulkan event, you will be pleased to know that the videos are now up on Youtube. This includes the videos featuring Feral Interactive and Croteam.

The slides for the Vulkan presentations from Feral Interactive, Croteam and more are now up

By liamdawe, 30 May 2017 at 7:40 pm UTC (13 Comments)
Recently Feral Interactive, Croteam and others spoke at an event in the UK about Vulkan. The slides are now available, but the videos aren't up yet.

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 (66 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 (17 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.
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