You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!
Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through Paypal, Flattr and Liberapay.!

Forsaken Remastered adds Vulkan support to the Linux version

Posted by , | Views: 5,643

For those who love testing out games with Vulkan, do take a look at Forsaken Remastered which was updated last night for Linux to add in Vulkan support. To enable it, simply load the game and go into the video options where it will now let you pick your graphics API.

The person who ported it to Linux, Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, mentioned it on his recent Patreon update although it didn't actually go live for Linux until quite a few hours later.

After finding it not working, I spoke with Icculus for a while last night to discover the cause. Currently, the version of SDL shipped with Ubuntu (Debian's package) doesn't have Vulkan enabled. For some reason on Ubuntu 18.04, Steam wants to use the system installed SDL (instead of the Steam runtime) for Forsaken Remastered which causes Vulkan in the game not to work.

Turns out, there's been an open bug report about it for a while and so last night I poked Canonical about it. Today, it seems people are looking into getting it sorted so that's nice. It does need to be solved, otherwise it's going to cause all sorts of issues for people on Ubuntu.

As a reminder on what's new in the remastered edition (apart from official Linux support), it includes things like: support for Widescreen and 4K monitors, smooth interpolated movement for 144hz displays and beyond, MSAA and SMAA anti aliasing, Ambient Occlusion and Motion Blur effects, enhanced and improved particle effects, a new automap feature, unique levels and enemies featured in the N64 version and plenty more.

If you wish to pick up a copy, you can do so from the Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

12 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more information here.
13 comments
Page: «2/2
  Go to:

liamdawe 14 September 2018 at 8:22 pm UTC
Note: Updated the text to be clearer, it's Steam wanting to use system SDL, not Forsaken. Sorry if that wasn't clear enough.
MayeulC 15 September 2018 at 9:08 am UTC
liamdaweNote: Updated the text to be clearer, it's Steam wanting to use system SDL, not Forsaken. Sorry if that wasn't clear enough.

Which should be fixed, id I read the bug report correctly? (Not yet in bionic, though)
liamdawe 15 September 2018 at 9:59 am UTC
MayeulC
liamdaweNote: Updated the text to be clearer, it's Steam wanting to use system SDL, not Forsaken. Sorry if that wasn't clear enough.

Which should be fixed, id I read the bug report correctly? (Not yet in bionic, though)
Should be, will test properly and announce when it lands for everyone
  Go to:
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon or Liberapay. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

We also accept Paypal donations and subscriptions! If you already are, thank you!

Due to spam you need to Register and Login to comment.


Or login with...

Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
  • Crawl About: „Paper Sorcerer“
  • Date:
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts