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    Phoronix: Serious Sam 3 Will Be On Steam For Linux

    As shown last week, Serious Sam 3 is running on Linux. This will be one of the launch titles for the Steam client on Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE0NjM

  • #2
    Is there any official announcement regarding Serious Sam 3 coming to linux via steam? No doubt it will, but I'd like to know the source anyhow.

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    • #3
      Michael, where did you find that screenshot?

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      • #4
        Hoping they re-release 1&2.

        Especially 2, I wasn't really able to get the linux version to work, had to play it using wine instead.

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        • #5
          If you want a source:
          http://www.joystiq.com/2012/07/25/se...nux-via-steam/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by asdx
            Awesome, I hope it works with open source drivers.
            As much as I hope this as well, it's highly unlikely, because the max the Opensource drivers support is OpenGL 3.0 as far as I know. Serious Sam 3 looks like it uses a lot of very advanced shaders, probably around the level of OpenGL 4.0 or higher

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            • #7
              I will probably buy this and L4D2.

              Looking forward to this. Haven't played a good, fun twitch-FPS since Doom & Quake days. I'll probably check with the Phoronix crowd after release to see how it runs before I purchase though - I've seen some comments regarding a "broken Mac port" in some forums. While I trust that Valve would continue to improve their engine and games on Linux post-release, I'm not so sure if Croteam would just do a 'dump and release' or continue to provide patches for the game afterwards.

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              • #8
                Could be 3.2 i think

                I remember making a mod for Serious Sam second encounter back in the early 2000's.

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                • #9
                  Good, but .....

                  This is all very good for Linux but I'd rather see a Call of Duty client instead. Until gaming companies get their heads out of Microsoft's rear end then don't hold your breath for any mainsteam games being developed or ported to Linux.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by seraphim View Post
                    This is all very good for Linux but I'd rather see a Call of Duty client instead. Until gaming companies get their heads out of Microsoft's rear end then don't hold your breath for any mainsteam games being developed or ported to Linux.
                    How is SS3 and Left 4 dead 2 not mainstream?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by seraphim View Post
                      This is all very good for Linux but I'd rather see a Call of Duty client instead. Until gaming companies get their heads out of Microsoft's rear end then don't hold your breath for any mainsteam games being developed or ported to Linux.
                      Call of Duty is a console game that has a Windows port (like many windows games today).
                      The windows port is shit, imagine the quality of a Linux Port.
                      MW3 has it's FOV stuck at 60.

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                      • #12
                        SS3 and L4D2 ARE MAINSTREAM. Period.

                        Saying so, I would love to see a CoD also to attract more people to Linux (No virus , no mess XP vx Win7 vs Win8, FREE OF CHARGE OS) but that will have to wait for the results of games like L4D2 and SS3 to ACTIVISION go for it....


                        However, it might trigger a RAGE or BRINK client (not that i'm that thrilled with those two titles unless they solved the bugs in BRINK and RAGE is almost only SP (but there is a game that looks very similar to the RAGE universe and is only MP))

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by M1kkko View Post
                          Is there any official announcement regarding Serious Sam 3 coming to linux via steam? No doubt it will, but I'd like to know the source anyhow.
                          I posted a citation from AusGamers in older thread.

                          Windows version works with OpenSource drivers (Wine/r600g) only in D3D. Both OpenGL and D3D works with binary drivers.

                          PS Anyone want to play CoD?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 9a3eedi View Post
                            As much as I hope this as well, it's highly unlikely, because the max the Opensource drivers support is OpenGL 3.0 as far as I know. Serious Sam 3 looks like it uses a lot of very advanced shaders, probably around the level of OpenGL 4.0 or higher
                            It has a Mac version. OS X prior to Mountain Lion was limited to OpenGL 2.1 (Mountain Lion does 3.2 afaik)
                            And the Windows port supports Windows XP and therefore DirectX 9 which is more or less equivalent to OpenGL 2.1

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                              Could be 3.2 i think

                              I remember making a mod for Serious Sam second encounter back in the early 2000's.
                              After refreshing my memory about the capability of different OpenGL versions, I agree with you there.

                              Also, Serious Sam 3 also supports mods, in case you're interested.

                              Originally posted by seraphim View Post
                              This is all very good for Linux but I'd rather see a Call of Duty client instead. Until gaming companies get their heads out of Microsoft's rear end then don't hold your breath for any mainsteam games being developed or ported to Linux.
                              Activision only ports their stuff to any platform that popular enough. Linux isn't popular, and it won't be until other developers and users jump on board. Hopefully with Valve and Croteam jumping in, things will change a bit.

                              Originally posted by pvtcupcakes View Post
                              It has a Mac version. OS X prior to Mountain Lion was limited to OpenGL 2.1 (Mountain Lion does 3.2 afaik)
                              And the Windows port supports Windows XP and therefore DirectX 9 which is more or less equivalent to OpenGL 2.1
                              I see! very good then. It's just that I've noticed a lot of games tend to break or run very poorly with my ATI 5870 desktop that runs opensource drivers (they have OpenGL2.1 capability), even if those games are relatively simple.. and I doubt a game like SS3 will run at all on my machine.

                              Actually I'm surprised that Mountain Lion only supports 3.2 considering it just came out.
                              Last edited by 9a3eedi; 07-26-2012, 01:52 AM.

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