That's another tick for a game funded and coming to Linux! Supra Games managed to reach their funding goal on Kickstarter earlier this month for Supraland 2.
With a few days left of the crowdfunding campaign, which ends on July 31st, they've managed to get €26,404 which is quite a bit over their base goal. Nowhere near enough for their first stretch-goal, sadly, which was to pull in combat and narrative designers to help improve it.
As a reminder, Supraland (the first one) recently released for Linux. Never played it? The game is a first-person exploration and puzzle game, where you're running around in a literal garden sandbox. It's sweet, has a lot of fun ideas and it has a fun visual style to it. It's available on both Steam and GOG.
They're also working on a DLC for the first game called "The Crash", which should be releasing this year. Going by what the developer said on Steam, they're currently looking for people to help.
Hopefully the developer will be a bit more mindful of how they represent themselves, given their previous comments caused a bit of a ruckus. We all mess up though and say things in the heat of the moment, let's hope Supraland 2 development goes smoothly. I'm excited, the first one is a great game.
It has been added to our dedicated Crowdfunding Page.
But yeah, Epic should fix this as it really is far from acceptable for an engine of this scope
Quoting: TermyReally looking forward to it - wouldn't it be for epics bullshit in the last months that made me not consider crowdfunding anymore, i would've backed them instantly...the first one is a real masterpiece ^^
Funnily enough, they only have one question on their FAQ:
Quoting: TheBardThe performance is definitly not abyssmal. I get 45 fps on medium settings on an old 280X.
It wasn't much faster than that on my GTX 1080. On high I saw 35-70 fps in most areas and could hit as high as ~120 when staring at the floor. Definitely underwhelming performance for my beefy rig. I didn't test extensively, but lowering the settings didn't seem to significantly help. Maybe when I try it out on my RX 5700 XT it will be somewhat better.
I'm still glad he released a Linux version, and showed my support by backing Supraland 2.
Quoting: GuestConclusion: UE4 has abysmal performance on Linux, getting roughly half the frame rate of Proton. Epic: please get all platforms using Vulkan inside your engine ASAP.
While that may be true, I don't think this particular game is really a good demonstration of it. Even though Proton gives higher fps, the performance is still horrible for what it's doing. Especially on resolutions higher than 1080p. There are serious problems in this game that appear to be present on all platforms. They just hit Linux harder because it now drops below comfortable framerates.
Quoting: GuestAre they going to upgrade UE to a version with Vulkan perhaps so it gets good performance? Because last time I checked, performance is abysmal. If Epic doesn't fix UE, of course they have no possibility of doing so, but if Epic does make UE perform well then I hope they upgrade to that. Otherwise, maybe their next game will perform better.
Supraland uses vulkan. at least galium hud doesnt work, so it is not opengl
i tried it again and i have around 80-100 fps in the first bigger area, with a rx580 and valves ACO compiler
vsync makes performance worse, but "max fps 60" gives me 60fps
here is a video with and without vsync. it is not straight 60 because of recording, but i think youll see the difference
Last edited by mylka on 29 July 2019 at 11:24 am UTC
Quoting: GuestUnless you're sure that your HUD works in all OpenGL games no matter what, a better method to verify would be to uninstall Vulkan...
No need, NVidia overlay says it uses Vulkan.
As I said above, the reason that this game performs badly is rooted in much more fundamental problems.
Last edited by Ehvis on 29 July 2019 at 3:17 pm UTC
Quoting: GuestI'm not saying you can't get 60 FPS with a powerful graphics card, that's true for all poorly performing games. I'm saying the Windows version gives you twice the FPS (go ahead and try it yourself via Proton in Steam if you want to see), so the Linux version has massive graphics optimizations that are needed especially for anyone on a lower end card.
As for which rendering API it's using, if for your HUD you need to pass a library to the game you're wanting to run it on, just because that fails to work doesn't mean it's not that API. Several things can interfere with passing the lib to the game executable which is why HUDs can be a pain to get working with some games. Unless you're sure that your HUD works in all OpenGL games no matter what, a better method to verify would be to uninstall Vulkan I'd think: https://linuxconfig.org/install-and-test-vulkan-on-linux
as a matter of fact.... i already tried supraland, when it came out with proton
i didnt have 60fps back then, even without recording
and i wouldnt say my 580 is powerful. it is a nice card, but mid end
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