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I think a lot of people were waiting on this one. Serious Sam 3: BFE is now available in the Fusion 2017 [Steam] engine with Vulkan!

This is the "flat version" only, so SS3 doesn't yet have the VR support in.

Unlike the other earlier titles, a number of changes have been made to Serious Sam 3 in Fusion, here's the largest changes they said:
  • Changes made to the levels and enemies to fix a so called "churn" with the overall gameplay; where the game seemed to annoying or monotone. Due to these changes, mainly on Normal difficulty, some battles were changed, some enemies no longer spawn, and some enemy stats have been changed. In general, the game should be less annoying and difficult to play on Normal.
  • Enemies that had a perfect immunity to non-explosive weapons, like the Khnum and the Technopolip now have a 50% immunity to non-explosives instead.
  • On the other hand, Hard and Serious difficulties have been made more difficult. Some enemy spawns that no longer appear on Normal will appear again. Several enemies also have additional attacks on Hard and Serious! (You'll "love" the kleer.)
  • Many many smaller changes. Try to find them all!

They also fixed various rendering issues in Vulkan and OpenGL.

They say it might take a while for everyone to get it in Fusion, since Serious Sam 3 is in various packages so hold tight if you don't have the Fusion update just yet.

You can read the full update notes here, it's a biggy. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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themixturemedia 23 Jun, 2017
:O Guess I know what I will be doing when I get home tonight.
Feda 23 Jun, 2017
Does it make sense to get Buy Serious Sam Complete Pack BUNDLE for Linux players or should we only get the few games listed for Fusion? This whole thing is a bit confusing.
lucifertdark 23 Jun, 2017
Quoting: FedaDoes it make sense to get Buy Serious Sam Complete Pack BUNDLE for Linux players or should we only get the few games listed for Fusion? This whole thing is a bit confusing.
Yes it makes perfect sense to buy the bundle, everything is being added to Fusion over time, so eventually you'll be able to play the whole lot in Linux.
Egonaut 23 Jun, 2017
Quoting: lucifertdark
Quoting: FedaDoes it make sense to get Buy Serious Sam Complete Pack BUNDLE for Linux players or should we only get the few games listed for Fusion? This whole thing is a bit confusing.
Yes it makes perfect sense to buy the bundle, everything is being added to Fusion over time, so eventually you'll be able to play the whole lot in Linux.

That's not true. Nothing before Serious Sam HD will be added to Fusion. This means that only Serious Sam HD: The first and second encounter, Serious Sam 3 and Talos will be added.

The engine of Serious Sam 2 is already too old to be ported with a reasonable amount of work. This of course apply to Serious Sam Classic.

Basically it's best to only buy the games which definitely get support.
Joeyboots80 23 Jun, 2017
Croteam, you guys are awesome!
LinuxGamesTV 23 Jun, 2017
Quoting: Egonaut
Quoting: lucifertdark
Quoting: FedaDoes it make sense to get Buy Serious Sam Complete Pack BUNDLE for Linux players or should we only get the few games listed for Fusion? This whole thing is a bit confusing.
Yes it makes perfect sense to buy the bundle, everything is being added to Fusion over time, so eventually you'll be able to play the whole lot in Linux.

That's not true. Nothing before Serious Sam HD will be added to Fusion. This means that only Serious Sam HD: The first and second encounter, Serious Sam 3 and Talos will be added.

The engine of Serious Sam 2 is already too old to be ported with a reasonable amount of work. This of course apply to Serious Sam Classic.

Basically it's best to only buy the games which definitely get support.

No. The Serious Sam Complete Pack costs only 3,50 € and Serious Sam 3: BFE Gold Edition costs 4,53 €, so it make sense to buy the Serious Sam Complete Pack now.


Last edited by LinuxGamesTV on 23 June 2017 at 8:10 pm UTC
Egonaut 23 Jun, 2017
My point wasn't the prize, but lucifertdark's statement that all games in the complete pack would be added to Fusion. And that is, as I wrote, wrong.
omer666 23 Jun, 2017
I know Serious Sam 2 wasn't popular among PC gamers, but I played it at the time and enjoyed it as well. That's a little disappointing that they didn't try to update it as well...
slaapliedje 23 Jun, 2017
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This games is seriously awesome. Play it on the hardest difficulty, monsters are invisible most of the time..
eldersnake 24 Jun, 2017
Vulkan performance for me with a 380X (Mesa 17-git, AMDGPU) is a bit of an odd one. FPS is higher and more consistent than OpenGL (60-55 most of the time with Vsync, as opposed to anywhere from 45 to 50) but it *feels* like there's more frame lag when fighting enemies and when dust is on screen etc.
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