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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 commented on 20 March 2017 at 4:37 pm UTC

Where can I find a video of it running on Linux?


liamdawe commented on 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 commented on 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 commented on 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 commented on 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 commented on 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 commented on 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 commented on 20 March 2017 at 5:22 pm UTC

Serious Sam 2???????


ryad commented on 20 March 2017 at 5:54 pm UTC

Awesome! Thanks Croteam!


BdMdesigN commented on 20 March 2017 at 5:58 pm UTC

Liam, no Flash Videos please.


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