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Good news for all, as F1 2017 [Steam, Feral Store] for Linux will work on both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards with Vulkan goodness.

If you blinked one too many times and managed to miss it, Feral Interactive confirmed previously that F1 2017 on Linux will use Vulkan. This made a few people think AMD support might be a bit iffy, but I'm glad to see Feral is once again supporting Mesa!

Minimum specs:

  • 3.3Ghz Intel Core i3-3225
  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • 4GB RAM
  • 2GB NVIDIA 680 or 3rd Generation AMD Graphics Core Next (Volcanic Islands) graphics card or better.

Recommended specs:

  • 3.5Ghz Intel Core i5-6600K
  • 8GB RAM
  • 8GB NVIDIA 1070 graphics card or better.

Intel graphics cards are not supported. NVIDIA graphics cards require drivers 384.90 or later. AMD graphics cards require Mesa drivers 17.2.2.

Find the official Feral news post here.

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Cyril 31 Oct, 2017
I hope the "NVIDIA & AMD supported" will become a standard on Linux ports !
And Vulkan support is also great.
I'm waiting for buying an AMD card, but it becomes better.
scaine 31 Oct, 2017
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I wonder if Ubuntu 17.04 is a typo? Unusual to state a non-LTS release as a minimum spec, isn't it? Genuinely don't know, but I only run LTS releases on my gaming machine, so I guess I'll find out when I get this.
gojul 31 Oct, 2017
A bit scared about Vulkan, as Debian only features driver 375.82. Anyway bought the game from Feral Store as their other ports were awesome.
tuxintuxedo 31 Oct, 2017
scaineI wonder if Ubuntu 17.04 is a typo? Unusual to state a non-LTS release as a minimum spec, isn't it? Genuinely don't know, but I only run LTS releases on my gaming machine, so I guess I'll find out when I get this.
It's probably because of kernel and Mesa inside. You can get the same on an LTS with HWE, but it's not obvious.
aejsmith 31 Oct, 2017
scaineI wonder if Ubuntu 17.04 is a typo? Unusual to state a non-LTS release as a minimum spec, isn't it? Genuinely don't know, but I only run LTS releases on my gaming machine, so I guess I'll find out when I get this.

It's just what we've tested most for this game.
aejsmith 31 Oct, 2017
gojulA bit scared about Vulkan, as Debian only features driver 375.82. Anyway bought the game from Feral Store as their other ports were awesome.

I would strongly recommend installing newer drivers (384.90), using NVIDIA's own installer if necessary. We have known issues on older drivers.

Edit: To clarify, I'm only suggesting the installer if you have no better option to get that version like a PPA.


Last edited by aejsmith on 1 November 2017 at 8:58 am UTC
scaine 31 Oct, 2017
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gojulA bit scared about Vulkan, as Debian only features driver 375.82. Anyway bought the game from Feral Store as their other ports were awesome.

I would strongly recommend installing newer drivers (384.90), using NVIDIA's own installer if necessary. We have known issues on older drivers.

You've got to be joking, right? Installing drivers... from a website? Not having to deal with that, ever, is one of Linux's greatest joys.

More seriously, the last time I tried to install Nvidia's driver from their website, I gave up. It's a weird process involving downloading a tarball, extracting, setting executable, running, specifying a bunch of parameters, and the end result is... a DEB file! Which you have to install?! Which breaks your graphics driver PPA probably. And then you get a black screen and now what? Low graphics mode, purge nvidia-*, reboot, install stock driver. Or try again. So seriously, no thanks.
Xpander 31 Oct, 2017
GTX 1070 as recommended :D... thats for 1080p?

I wont be able to max the visuals in the game on 1440p then :(

have to wait for new GPU's to come out some day next year to upgrade :D
aejsmith 31 Oct, 2017
scaineYou've got to be joking, right? Installing drivers... from a website? Not having to deal with that, ever, is one of Linux's greatest joys.

But when there are issues with the older drivers that can cause game crashes/system hangs? In some cases it's just not feasible for us to try to deal with that, and we have to require a newer driver.

384 is NVIDIA's current long-term support series, 375 is no longer even supported as far as I know. If Debian is shipping that, then they're shipping unsupported software.

scaineMore seriously, the last time I tried to install Nvidia's driver from their website, I gave up. It's a weird process involving downloading a tarball, extracting, setting executable, running, specifying a bunch of parameters, and the end result is... a DEB file! Which you have to install?! Which breaks your graphics driver PPA probably. And then you get a black screen and now what? Low graphics mode, purge nvidia-*, reboot, install stock driver. Or try again. So seriously, no thanks.

I installed the NVIDIA driver using their installer earlier today on Ubuntu and it worked fine? Disable the PPA driver first, blacklist nouveau, and then run the NVIDIA installer.


Last edited by aejsmith on 31 October 2017 at 10:31 pm UTC
cRaZy-bisCuiT 31 Oct, 2017
Just go for the appropriate ppa and you're good to go. Works like a Charme. Should I google the link for you as well? (;
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