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Serious Sam Fusion 2017 [Steam] the massive update from Croteam is now available for Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter [Steam].

The Fusion update to Serious Sam will enable all games to support Linux plus Vulkan, 64bit, Multithreaded rendering and more!

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To get access, you have to buy Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and it will later be rolled out to Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter and then Serious Sam 3: BFE and the VR versions.

It will show up as an additional game in your library under "Serious Sam Fusion 2017 (beta)", as Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter by itself is not on Linux, but it is with the Fusion update (which will cover all of their Serious Sam games, as mentioned).

I've tested it out and it works really well! Performance with the Vulkan option (not the default) seems to be really, really good. You can easily switch between Vulkan and OpenGL in the graphics options, no need for command-line junk here. I've only had a small amount of time with it due to other commitments right now, but I will be testing it out some more later on.

Major issue: Right now loading a saved game while using the Vulkan API might crash and possibly freeze up your system. I've seen it myself now as have others reporting it on the Steam forum.

Here's a video of my first attempts having never played it before while hyped up on caffeine! It makes my twitchy aim even worse, which I didn't think was possible!

We will likely livestream this on our Twitch channel tonight for a bit, so keep an eye out.
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uriil 20 March 2017 at 4:37 pm UTC
Where can I find a video of it running on Linux?
liamdawe 20 March 2017 at 4:38 pm UTC
uriilWhere can I find a video of it running on Linux?
I'm in the process of doing one right now.
Egonaut 20 March 2017 at 4:42 pm UTC
I own Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter on Steam, but there is no Serious Sam Fusion entry in my library
Polozoff 20 March 2017 at 4:56 pm UTC
EgonautI own Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter on Steam, but there is no Serious Sam Fusion entry in my library

Restart Steam.
Polozoff 20 March 2017 at 5:04 pm UTC
I already played for 30 minutes. Performance is excellent! But unfortunately, Vulkan is slower than OpenGL. Graphics became better than in the original HD version.
Sadistic 20 March 2017 at 5:04 pm UTC
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EgonautI own Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter on Steam, but there is no Serious Sam Fusion entry in my library
"It's still being configured, so please expect temporary glitches in availability. Should be stable once Valve is done setting it up for everyone. "
LinuxDonald 20 March 2017 at 5:16 pm UTC
Don't tested performance difference on opengl and Vulkan. But Vulkan render works very good with mesa 17.0.1 :-)
With AMD r290
Osirix7 20 March 2017 at 5:22 pm UTC
Serious Sam 2???????
ryad 20 March 2017 at 5:54 pm UTC
Awesome! Thanks Croteam!
BdMdesigN 20 March 2017 at 5:58 pm UTC
Liam, no Flash Videos please.
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