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After waiting for a bit of extra time, Linux gamers can now enjoy the brand new Panorama UI update in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

To activate it, you need to add "-panorama" as a launch option on Steam. Simply right click on the game in your Steam library, hit properties and then hit the set launch options button and paste it in there.

Valve said this about it:

This visual overhaul is the most substantial change to the look and feel of CS:GO since the game was released in 2012. From the Main Menu to the Scoreboard, the entire experience of interacting with the game has been updated.

We’re still working on Panorama, but the biggest pieces are ready so it’s time for the CS:GO community to try it out!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was looking rather old, since it hadn't changed too much since the original release back in 2012 so this is quite welcome. It's an absolutely massive change, literally everything is different. It's not the first game to get it though, as Dota 2 got it in a previous update.

The minimap was also updated to give a better overview of elevation too and it does look pretty slick.

Also, if you had issues with Steam crashing with it on Linux, Valve released an updated beta client to address that too.

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jesta 14 July 2018 at 12:33 am UTC
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ragsuThis UI looks very nice. I tried it yesterday and unfortunately it lowered my fps from ~260 to 140-190. Kind of heavy if you ask me.
Weird...Mostly what I have been reading have stated that it actually increases once fps.
Merfkin 14 July 2018 at 12:35 am UTC
CSGO crashes on launch with Panorama, never getting past a blank black screen before closing.
monkygames 15 July 2018 at 11:21 pm UTC
Does it still have loobox gambling?
hoolaparara@yahoo.co.uk 16 July 2018 at 12:34 pm UTC
Crashes like crazy on debian testing.
joaojotta 17 July 2018 at 10:20 am UTC
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MichaelTunnellthis looks much better . . . the old/current UI looks like a poorly designed website from 15 years ago.
True but I wish they did something about cheaters and raging kids instead. I don’t think reporting does anything at all.

They do something against cheaters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObhK8lUfIlc
Maybe they should do more. More often than not I get (clear) cheaters shooting through walls and roofs.
Do they do it in Competitive Mode only or Casual as well?
Rage kids I actually don’t care that much because there’s the “Block Communications” option (love it!).
But it’s nice to know they care.

Anyway, back to topic:
Is the UI available in all game modes now?
I’d love to give it a try!
joaojotta 17 July 2018 at 10:22 am UTC
jesta
ragsuThis UI looks very nice. I tried it yesterday and unfortunately it lowered my fps from ~260 to 140-190. Kind of heavy if you ask me.
Weird...Mostly what I have been reading have stated that it actually increases once fps.
That would be great as I am trying to upgrade an old machine to the point of making CS:GO playable.
Are those statements from Linux users?
What graphics cards /drivers are we talking about?
ragsu 21 July 2018 at 5:30 pm UTC
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joaojotta
jesta
ragsuThis UI looks very nice. I tried it yesterday and unfortunately it lowered my fps from ~260 to 140-190. Kind of heavy if you ask me.
Weird...Mostly what I have been reading have stated that it actually increases once fps.
That would be great as I am trying to upgrade an old machine to the point of making CS:GO playable.
Are those statements from Linux users?
What graphics cards /drivers are we talking about?

Using GTX 1060. Driver was from nvidia ppa long lived 390 branch. Running on Linux Mint and things up to date. Not sure if you wanted this from me or jesta ;)
Kuduzkehpan 2 August 2018 at 7:54 pm UTC
Gtx 1050 ti nvidia ppa 390.77 driver. Gui work like a charm but My os is Turkish Steam client is Turkish CS:GO is turkish until i start csgo with panaroma ui.
Panaroma ui is english, is there any fix / help for this ?
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