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Team Fortress 2, has fixes for Linux texture handling issues

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Team Fortress 2 [Steam] has a big halloween update, and with it a well needed fix for the Linux version to do with textures.

The problem is that TF2 has been giving people issues with "Out of memory" errors, which this patch improves. It's not totally solved yet, so you may need to reduce your texture option a bit until it's fully solved.

Other than that, the big update adds in new maps, new halloween crates, new taunts, and loads more. See the full changelog here. Article taken from
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edo 22 October 2016 at 8:19 pm UTC
The scream fortress update of this year is boring, like, a lot. I miss scream fortress
m0nt3 22 October 2016 at 10:56 pm UTC
Is this supposed to help with the game crashing on open source drivers any? Never experiencd an issue on proprietary drivers.
vermillion 23 October 2016 at 2:10 am UTC
I downloaded the update with the hope that it might fix the graphics lockup issue affecting radeonsi cards, but after about 5 minutes of playing, it happened again.
M@GOid 23 October 2016 at 11:15 am UTC
vermillionI downloaded the update with the hope that it might fix the graphics lockup issue affecting radeonsi cards, but after about 5 minutes of playing, it happened again.

One guy at Phoronix said that disabling multicore rendering (under Video settings) fixed the crashes for him in radeonsi. You can try that.
DamonLinuxPL 23 October 2016 at 1:16 pm UTC
They still can't fix performance impact in Linux... they have more than one year and this issue still persist:
FireStarW 23 October 2016 at 3:44 pm UTC
tf2 has bad performance in general regardless of platform, its needed an optimization update for years

update is pretty meh, there's nothing real substantial, just halloween maps and a head-scratching competitive matchmaking map change, additionally the halloween contracts still aren't working after 3 days :\
buenaventura 24 October 2016 at 7:43 am UTC
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I have to say this update helped performance for me (FOSS radeon driver) ALOT when I get to use my custom config (like chris's max-frames), that is when playing casual - very smooth now, and I think it even bumped my texture settings a bit above the rock bottom I've been using (it looks nicer). With the forced settings of competitive I still have crap FPS. It very rarely crashes at least. I love tf2 no matter how crappily optimized it is
AlveKatt 24 October 2016 at 10:21 am UTC
I uninstalled TF2 when they changed the matchmaking system. I take it the issues with that have been solved by now?
m0nt3 24 October 2016 at 1:11 pm UTC
I tried to play. I did get the whole computer crash (endless text in a tty). But the game would have long pauses, even going to a black screen every few minutes.
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