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Croteam are being awesome as usual, as Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter [Steam] should get the Fusion update that includes Linux and Vulkan support early next week on Monday or Tuesday.

From the Steam forum:
QuoteWe've set the date for public beta release of Fusion with TFE (both flat and VR, all OSes, workshop, kitchen sink...) - for Monday, but give us until Tuesday in case there are problems putting it live. Giving a complicated setup like that to both VR and non VR users, for all different packages that currently include TFE HD... It's non-trivial.
Fingers crossed!

Exciting, can't wait to sink my teeth into this for sure! You can read more about what the Fusion update is here. It will include Vulkan, 64bit support, Gamepad support and lots more.

Considering it has a co-op mode, this is going to be an excellent choice for some livestream action coming soon!

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wolfyrion 18 March 2017 at 3:47 pm UTC
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well lets hope they will NOT create another version of the game

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter for Mac & Linux
serge 18 March 2017 at 4:00 pm UTC
No they won't, Croteam are cool
Joeyboots80 18 March 2017 at 4:00 pm UTC
wolfyrionwell lets hope they will NOT create another version of the game

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter for Mac & Linux
I hope the same. I already own this and all the other SS games. I don't think they will be separate. Seems like an update those who already have it can enjoy, I am sure Croteam would state otherwise. I look forward to playing an improved and Linux native version of SS HD: TFE come next week.
themixturemedia 18 March 2017 at 4:37 pm UTC
This will be great and my new RX480 should be in on Tuesday. So many games so little time, but not complaining.
Ashura 18 March 2017 at 6:53 pm UTC
I will now definately buy it!
prueba_hola 18 March 2017 at 7:18 pm UTC
mates, my r9 280x have vulkan support from mesa?
sr_ls_boy 18 March 2017 at 11:02 pm UTC
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wolfyrionwell lets hope they will NOT create another version of the game

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter for Mac & Linux

So much for "No Tux, No Bux!"
debianxfce 19 March 2017 at 5:05 am UTC
prueba_holamates, my r9 280x have vulkan support from mesa?

All GCN 1.0+ gpus do have vulkan support, but you need to use a custom kernel and amdgpu driver. First of all, use a rolling release operating system and Debian testing Xfce is the best for all usage. Burn the netinstaller to a cdrw or usb memory:
Choose Debian Desktop and Xfce in the installer. Use the Whisker menu plugin along with the Weather plugin and remove the original applications menu. You can configure Xfce freely, so make it suitable for your liking.

Install Amd firmware:
With Synaptic install Gdebi. With Gdebi you can install downloaded .deb packages easily. Give the root password when asked. Latest firmware for polaris:

Latest mesa:
Oibaf PPA:

To remove ppa drivers, get apt-purge from ubuntu and type: sudo ppa-purge repository_name

PPAs with Debian, use case B:

Latest Amdgpu kernel driver
Use the command: git clone -b drm-next-4.12-wip git://

The kernel configuration file of Debian Official kernel are available in /boot, named after the kernel release. Copy the .config file to the linux directory. Connect all your devices and run the command: make localmodconfig. You can use the command make defconfig too for creating initial .config file.

Install libqt4-dev, build-essential and fakeroot packages.
Use the command: make xconfig and check that you have enabled: Reroute Broken IRQ, Virtualization KVM and 300Hz CPU timer, I also disabled Swap, Kernel Debug, CPU Freq scaling , Cpu handling in Acpi, Used Bios to control CPU and devices. In the drivers->graphics->amdgpu enable cik support for a gcn 1.1 gpu and si support for a gcn 1.0 gpu.

Create debian kernel package:
fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd kernel_image

Install the kernel package with Gdebi. To make a custom kernel to boot, add a line to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules:
And run: sudo update-initramfs

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Cyril 19 March 2017 at 11:35 am UTC
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Will it come on GOG ? I'm afraid about the answer.
lucifertdark 19 March 2017 at 1:23 pm UTC
CyrilWill it come on GOG ? I'm afraid about the answer.
Well they mentioned it'll be on everything including the kitchen sink so it's a possibility for GOG.
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