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Looks like Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope for Linux will be coming soon

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Thanks to a Twitter tip, it seems that Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope [Steam] might be coming to Linux soon with Vulkan.

This is now on SteamDB as of a few hours ago:
Quotelaunch/5/arguments: +gfxapi VLK
launch/5/config/betakey: internal
launch/5/config/osarch: 64
launch/5/config/oslist: linux
launch/5/executable: Bin/x64/SamTLH
launch/5/type: vr


About the game
It is the period of the first Mental War. Earth’s defense forces are crumbling under the hordes of the vicious Mental. He managed to break the will of many nations by destroying the ancient shrines of the native people. A fearless EDF captain, Sam ‘Serious’ Stone, is leading the resistance from the battlecruiser ‘BC Saratoga’ in a desperate attempt to save the galaxy.

Sadly another game I won't get to experience due to the high price of VR hardware. Anyone here planning to pick it up?

Check out the trailer from the last update if you're interested:
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Eike 4 May 2017 at 1:27 pm UTC
Is there an overview of what Croteam is doing, revamping, (re)doing in VR, fusi(onati)ng?
Or is it just me losing overview?
jasonm 4 May 2017 at 1:47 pm UTC
I am picking every one of their titles up as they release them for Linux. I love Croteam and love supporting them....
jasonm 4 May 2017 at 1:50 pm UTC
EikeIs there an overview of what Croteam is doing, revamping, (re)doing in VR, fusi(onati)ng?
Or is it just me losing overview?

They are moving all their games ( except SS2 which will be redone as a reboot version ) into their new fusion engine which has Vulkan, Linux support, new lighting effects etc. These will be free to anyone who already owns the original game. They are also adding VR support but these will be standalone and will be separate versions of the game and you will be required to purchase the game with VR support separately. Here is the official FAQ...

http://steamcommunity.com/app/564310/discussions/0/135513901708280847/]zdxdsj


Last edited by jasonm at 4 May 2017 at 1:52 pm UTC
bubexel 4 May 2017 at 2:31 pm UTC
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omg, waiting for it!
Eike 4 May 2017 at 2:34 pm UTC
jasonmThey are moving all their games ( except SS2 which will be redone as a reboot version ) into their new fusion engine which has Vulkan, Linux support, new lighting effects etc. These will be free to anyone who already owns the original game. They are also adding VR support but these will be standalone and will be separate versions of the game and you will be required to purchase the game with VR support separately. Here is the official FAQ...

http://steamcommunity.com/app/564310/discussions/0/135513901708280847/]zdxdsj

Thanks for clarifying!
(Links with "]" probably don't work here, but it works when copied.)
razing32 4 May 2017 at 3:04 pm UTC
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Great news we are getting more stuff.
Can't say I really enjoyed BFE , but surely other people will enjoy this.

BTW Liam , the way you worded the title makes the game sound like it's the last hope for Linux.
Serious Sam , defender of penguins everywhere
Grazen 5 May 2017 at 1:51 am UTC
Is Vive working on Linux? Last I checked it was in early beta with minimal game support...
PyGuy 5 May 2017 at 4:07 am UTC
GrazenIs Vive working on Linux? Last I checked it was in early beta with minimal game support...

If you like Serious Sam enough to have that be your only VR game for the time being, then SteamVR for Linux is worth it. I imagine it'll really pick up once OpenGL VR performance is fixed up and OpenGL applications can use SteamVR.

For now, they need to be ported to Vulkan.


Last edited by PyGuy at 5 May 2017 at 4:07 am UTC
kibbles 5 May 2017 at 6:03 am UTC
GrazenIs Vive working on Linux? Last I checked it was in early beta with minimal game support...

I have a vive and yes vive works quite well in comparison to windows (tracking, framerate, graphics). That said there are very few linux games right now http://store.steampowered.com/search/?vrsupport=101&os=linux . Although this implies quite a few, a lot of these have no linux builds as the devs apparently just checked everything when submitting (or so I have read). Hopefully the two best vr games right now Raw Data and Onward will port to linux but I'm not counting on it.
roothorick 5 May 2017 at 4:29 pm UTC
It's worth mentioning that Valve considers the current version of the Linux SteamVR runtime to be for developers only, unfit for consumer use as of yet. For one, there's still a significant latency problem that needs to be ironed out.

PyGuyIf you like Serious Sam enough to have that be your only VR game for the time being

Not true; we also have Munch, Locomancer, Destinations, Dungeon Hero, the Doom 3 VR mod, the Dota 2 VR spectator mode, and Vivecraft. And it's speculated that Spermination can be made to work with some minor modifications to the Linux port.

And OpenGL works, it's just that submitting frames to the compositor from a GLX/EGL context is extremely slow and unoptimized, making it unplayable in most cases. I think Vivecraft is using OpenGL on Linux, and gets away with it due to how simplistic and light Minecraft is on the GPU end. Not sure what Doom 3 is doing.
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