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Yaakuro shows off SteamVR on Unreal Engine 4 using Vulkan on Linux

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Previously Yaakuro worked to make Unreal Engine 4 work with SteamVR using OpenGL on Linux, but now he's moved onto making it work with Vulkan!

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Amazing to see such progress and I really hope his patches get accepted into the Unreal Engine 4 base.

Unreal Engine 4 does have a lot of Linux issues, since multiple games are blaming engine issues for not coming to Linux yet. Maybe Yaakuro can look into these issues once he's done with his VR work. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Eike 22 March 2017 at 9:22 am UTC
The heading alone includes more good news than I can cope with.
cRaZy-bisCuiT 22 March 2017 at 9:32 am UTC
Actually I'm not interested in VR at all, but if it makes more people using Linux I'd appreciate it. We don't need the biggest market share, but having 5-10 % one day would definitely make many publishers caring about us.


If only he would find some time to fix the remaining Linux issues within the engine that would be awesome.
lucifertdark 22 March 2017 at 9:43 am UTC
VR is superfluous fluff until such time as the bugs that stop most of us from even playing the standard games are fixed.
Eike 22 March 2017 at 10:29 am UTC
lucifertdarkVR is superfluous fluff until such time as the bugs that stop most of us from even playing the standard games are fixed.

Making VR run on Unreal on Linux should stumble upon bugs. Fixing them might help all of us.
lejimster 22 March 2017 at 10:46 am UTC
It actually might be a good thing that OpenVR uses Vulkan to give a swift kick in the behind at Epic to get Vulkan working properly on desktop. AFAIK it runs but a few features are broken, most of the focus has gone towards mobile Vulkan support instead.

Good thing we have people like Yaakuro working on Linux support, but I expect more from Epic.
Jahimself 22 March 2017 at 12:20 pm UTC
We really need that Vulkan on unreal engine to have full linux support. It's also good to have VR from the beginning on linux. I don't know whether it will be massively adopted, but if it is the case it will a good point for Linux in the future.
bubexel 22 March 2017 at 1:18 pm UTC
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VR is the future, when headset will be sold by 250 euros everybody will play with them, linux should be from begin.
lucifertdark 22 March 2017 at 1:52 pm UTC
bubexelVR is the future, when headset will be sold by 250 euros everybody will play with them, linux should be from begin.
They'll have to be a lot cheaper than that to convince the masses.
Eike 22 March 2017 at 2:01 pm UTC
lucifertdark
bubexelVR is the future, when headset will be sold by 250 euros everybody will play with them, linux should be from begin.
They'll have to be a lot cheaper than that to convince the masses.

A VR headset is, among other stuff, a very fast very low latency high definition monitor.
Two of them, actually.

And an incredible experience.
Quenestil 22 March 2017 at 2:01 pm UTC
Is he working for Epic or is just a fan?
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