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Rise of the Tomb Raider has a new opt-in beta to help with NVIDIA issues

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Have you been having problems with the Linux port of Rise of the Tomb Raider? A new opt-in beta released today from Feral Interactive may help with that. See also: Our port report of the Linux version.

Here's what's changed:

  • Linux - Improved resource management on Nvidia devices when using driver version 396.18. The game should no longer crash when running at reasonable graphics settings for your hardware (2GB GPU - 1080p with Medium Texture Quality, 4GB GPU - 1080p with High Texture Quality)
  • macOS & Linux - Volume sliders now also apply to cutscene audio.

How to access it

Select the game in your Steam library, right click on it and hit Properties. From there, go to the Beta tab and select "mac_linux_public_beta" which will give you access to 1.0.4.

Good to see Feral be so quick after release to work on lingering issues, I'm still incredibly impressed by their work on this port.

Don't own it yet? Buy it from: Humble Store, Feral Store or Steam.

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fabertawe 1 May 2018 at 10:07 am UTC
Just bought this a few days ago from the Feral Store and I'm loving it (as I knew I would!). Using the 390.48 driver as per the Arch repos with a GTX970 (1080p) and it's been super smooth on high settings (roughly between 60 - 80 fps). Some of the cut scenes were not as smooth as they could be however.

Is the beta opt-in a full download again? I'll try it if not.
Whitewolfe80 1 May 2018 at 10:07 am UTC
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liamdaweOn the subject of Vulkan adoption, it is interesting to note that the current Vulkan Developer Day in Montréal is actually being hosted by Ubisoft. Doesn't mean we will see their games on Linux (not what I'm getting at), but it does hopefully mean more of the bigger companies like them are looking more into it - therefore helping a possible future port from the likes of Feral and others.

Who knows? Maybe they will even walk away with a newly discovered passion for software freedom.

"We need to make up for all those wasted years!"
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No its ubisoft about as much chance as Bethesda turning round and saying you know what lets give linux a try.
Leopard 1 May 2018 at 10:45 am UTC
fabertaweJust bought this a few days ago from the Feral Store and I'm loving it (as I knew I would!). Using the 390.48 driver as per the Arch repos with a GTX970 (1080p) and it's been super smooth on high settings (roughly between 60 - 80 fps). Some of the cut scenes were not as smooth as they could be however.

Is the beta opt-in a full download again? I'll try it if not.

No , it only downloads a small amount of data. Not the whole game.
toor 1 May 2018 at 11:36 am UTC
liamdawe
toorWell, still crashing for me as soon as I launch the game. Sometimes it makes it up to the actual game, but that never last long.
Likely a completely different bug, have you emailed Feral support?

No but I have sent many times the crash report. It appears automatically everytime you launch the game again after a crash.
ProfessorKaos64 1 May 2018 at 11:57 am UTC
It's as almost as if Valve should directly support them >.>

I enjoyed Firewatch, but one has to wonder if Valve is going to buy/support someone like that, why not a hugely influential and community-driven developer like Feral?


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Comandante Ñoñardo 1 May 2018 at 4:03 pm UTC
ProfessorKaos64It's as almost as if Valve should directly support them >.>

I enjoyed Firewatch, but one has to wonder if Valve is going to buy/support someone like that, why not a hugely influential and community-driven developer like Feral?

How knows... Maybe Feral is already being helped financially by Valve.. That could explain the Steam exclusivity...
tuubi 1 May 2018 at 4:32 pm UTC
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Comandante ÑoñardoHow knows... Maybe Feral is already being helped financially by Valve.. That could explain the Steam exclusivity...
As long as Steam is so dominant in the PC gaming space, Valve doesn't need to bother paying for exclusives. I think it's more likely that Feral simply doesn't see taking their games to GOG as worth the investment. They might be right or they might be wrong, I wouldn't know. Personally I'd like to see them do it regardless.
Xpander 1 May 2018 at 6:45 pm UTC
Seems Great. No Crashes/Freezes anymore with 396.18.05 drivers
mahagr 2 May 2018 at 7:39 am UTC
Regarding to some (but not all) cut screens, they are locked to 30 FPS and using lower resolution (likely 1080p), you can see that clearly when you're running the game in 4K. One of the examples is the starting of the snow scene (with tent and all) before Lara starts to climb up the mountain. Maybe PS4 and XBox One didn't have enough juice to run those cut scenes and the game makers had to make videos to cover it up...?
Pompesdesky 2 May 2018 at 12:32 pm UTC
Not totally related as I have AMD hardware (RX480), but I couldn't succeed in launching the game so far.

I have the latest stable MESA drivers (18.0 I guess) and thought Vulkan support was included in them but it seems it is not and that Vulkan needs to be added somehow on top of MESA. I have already looked for some info and added a Vulkan package to my distro (Mint) but there are probably some more steps as it still tells me I don't have supported drivers and crashes on launch
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