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Unreal Engine 4 really does do a good job at showing off what can be done with it, and this video is no different. They also mention official Vulkan API support.

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Some amazing looking games have been made for it, and I hope we see more on Linux. It will be interesting to see if many bigger developers look to use Vulkan in Unreal Engine.

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Sslaxx 17 March 2016 at 9:03 pm UTC
Well, looks like it might be more promising than I thought in that they actually show in-editor stuff. Hopefully it'll be as good as they claim.

Last edited by Sslaxx on 17 March 2016 at 9:05 pm UTC
Teal 17 March 2016 at 9:34 pm UTC
QuoteHow is the editor working out on Linux at the moment?

ElectricPrism 17 March 2016 at 11:51 pm UTC

I would love a FPS benchmark comparison ASAP, I'm especially excited about the performance boost to Ark when they build their Vulkan Interface.

Last edited by ElectricPrism on 18 March 2016 at 12:19 am UTC
Rhythagoras 18 March 2016 at 12:58 am UTC
I played around with the Editor briefly several months ago while I was shopping around for an engine to use in a project. It compiled fine on my system and seemed to run fine. I ended up deciding to work on a 2D project instead, so I didn't explore a whole lot of it. It is a fairly impressive editor and I was happy to see that it ran on Linux at the time I tested it.
SketchStick 18 March 2016 at 1:20 am UTC
I was evaluating engines yesterday and found myself a bit underwhelmed with UE4, at least for my purposes it's a massively complex codebase that had tons of features I didn't need and the performance wasn't great for the art style I needed. I opted to build my own engine and just picked up a rendering library that would play nice with custom shaders...
niarbeht 18 March 2016 at 2:23 am UTC
I'm not gonna care too much until UT4 ships with Vulkan available for Linux. I mean, sure, OpenGL 3 looks okay (last time I checked) and OpenGL "worked", but it'd be nice to see it working properly on Linux with Vulkan.
bubexel 18 March 2016 at 8:03 am UTC
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here a video full about UE4 vulkan on mobile phones

Last edited by bubexel on 18 March 2016 at 8:05 am UTC
LeonardK 18 March 2016 at 10:21 am UTC
UE4 is the best free (beer!) engine available for *big* action games on Linux, I'd say. It's complex though, but that's also one of its strength.

On Linux, the editor works... -- no virtual monitor suppprt sadly though and it sometimes can be glitchy or even crash. On Windows it doesn't have glitches but it sometimes crashes there too ^^

Unity Editor has been more stable here though -- Props for that!
Pecisk 18 March 2016 at 11:29 am UTC
niarbehtI'm not gonna care too much until UT4 ships with Vulkan available for Linux. I mean, sure, OpenGL 3 looks okay (last time I checked) and OpenGL "worked", but it'd be nice to see it working properly on Linux with Vulkan.

UT4 supports OGL 4 too, quite well I might add.
Arkona 18 March 2016 at 8:01 pm UTC
Hi to everyone! This is my first message here although I'm reading this site for years.

I'm Linux and Mac user. I don't use windows at all, but I have impression that I will have to do it soon.

I'm currently using UDK on Linux and Mac. I really love Unreal. My Mac laptop is not enoughly powerfull for this kind of work, so I'm using it on Linux. Conclusion is that it works, but it's not perfect. I can do most of the work for now, but it can't finish compiling the project at all. At last, I never succeded. It craches sometimes, but not to often, it's not so much a problem. I have impression, that Unreal on Linux needs not so much work to be finished product. If it's not finished soon, I will need to buy some windows to myself, and I don't like the idea at all

I worked for some 10 years for some company writing applications for Widnows and Linux using Qt, and I was writing c code for Arm microcontrollers. It's probably really strange, I'm not a gamer at all but I so much love virtual worlds in games, especialy nature and open world. Sometimes I spend lot of time watching twitch. Also, it's probably funny, but I really hate programming and I was so happy to see that I don't have to do it in UDK. I'm artistic person, and I can draw, write beautiful scenarions, and even compose the music. I recently quited job that I mentioned to do my own busines, and my dream is to create games.
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