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    Phoronix: Serious Sam 3 On Linux Becomes More Serious

    A new beta of the Serious Sam 3 game has been released for Linux via Steam...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4Njg

  • #2
    Anyone tried SS3 with r600g from git recently?

    It's unbearably slow with mesa 9.0.x on a 4850.
    Not that I expected something different...

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    • #3
      Really well ported

      Serious Sam 3 has to be one of the best game ports coming out of Steam's Linux beta thus far.

      I've been playing the game on Ubuntu 12.10, but it really impresses me that I can use the 360 controller in-game without having to set anything up.
      Not to mention, there's practically no bugs I've experienced (except a month ago when taking a screenshot crashed the game).

      Maxing everything out with the Nvidia 310.14 drivers, and I get fps of 70 to 80 on average at 1920x1080.
      I only wish that Tripwire would send out bugfixes for Killing Floor just like how Croteam does it.
      Having textures not load properly and heavy fps drops (Highest settings, when ZEDS appear it can drop to 8-10 fps) in Killing Floor is kind of depressing.

      Worth the purchase, bought SS3 when it was ported. No regrets.
      SS3 and KF are my two favourite games on Ubuntu atm.

      Any news from Tripwire for future updates?
      Hope it doesn't turn out like Dungeon Defenders linux port, which is utter crap.

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      • #4
        Very good port indeed. Maybe the performance is a bit less than the windows version but not that much.

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        • #5
          Indeed, bought the game back in december and already finished it, now going thru the DLC.

          As for the controller support, it's nice to see that it works well with the 360 controller, because THERE ARE NO OPTIONS. AT ALL. So basically it's hardcoded for the axis on the x360 controller, and god help you if you want to use other controller.

          On the other hand, two keyboards and mice are supported in split screen. Which is kinda weird but awesome at the same time. Who needs a gamepad when you can have proper input

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          • #6
            The F710 wireless gamepad from logitech works, too. Didn't need to configure anything, everything worked out of the box :-)
            (using Ubuntu 12.10, ASrock Vision X with AMD Radeon HD 7850M)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
              Indeed, bought the game back in december and already finished it, now going thru the DLC.

              As for the controller support, it's nice to see that it works well with the 360 controller, because THERE ARE NO OPTIONS. AT ALL. So basically it's hardcoded for the axis on the x360 controller, and god help you if you want to use other controller.

              On the other hand, two keyboards and mice are supported in split screen. Which is kinda weird but awesome at the same time. Who needs a gamepad when you can have proper input
              mm I wonder If you can use 2 mice 2 keyboards and having 2 monitors for the coop (one screen per gamer), if so, its an insta buy.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sabun View Post
                Serious Sam 3 has to be one of the best game ports coming out of Steam's Linux beta thus far.

                I've been playing the game on Ubuntu 12.10, but it really impresses me that I can use the 360 controller in-game without having to set anything up.
                Not to mention, there's practically no bugs I've experienced (except a month ago when taking a screenshot crashed the game).

                Maxing everything out with the Nvidia 310.14 drivers, and I get fps of 70 to 80 on average at 1920x1080.
                I only wish that Tripwire would send out bugfixes for Killing Floor just like how Croteam does it.
                Having textures not load properly and heavy fps drops (Highest settings, when ZEDS appear it can drop to 8-10 fps) in Killing Floor is kind of depressing.

                Worth the purchase, bought SS3 when it was ported. No regrets.
                SS3 and KF are my two favourite games on Ubuntu atm.

                Any news from Tripwire for future updates?
                Hope it doesn't turn out like Dungeon Defenders linux port, which is utter crap.
                I find this odd as Serious Sam 3: BFE IS consistently lower than Killing Floor in the Top Sellers category and sometimes not even to be found there. I haven't played either, so it might be that Killing Floor and the others offer more replay value than Serious Sam 3: BFE but surely such quality should attract Linux users regardless? Isn't it the prettiest game out for Linux right now as well?

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                • #9
                  I think with that discount you should be able to buy it easyly:

                  http://na.alienwarearena.com/deal/85...ious-sam-3-bfe

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                  • #10
                    Alternate Line Splitscreen

                    Originally posted by YaPeL View Post
                    mm I wonder If you can use 2 mice 2 keyboards and having 2 monitors for the coop (one screen per gamer), if so, its an insta buy.
                    Had a similar idea, but instead of using two monitors, I'd use one passive 3d TV, and modify the glasses.
                    I call it Alternate Line Splitscreen, would allow two players using the same TV, but each player sees a different picture.

                    Posted a thread in the steam community, but seem's like I'm the only one who likes that idea...
                    http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...7817367717709/

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                    • #11
                      Looking forward to Killing Floor updates.

                      To my basic knowledge of the situation, this is how I see it:

                      Killing Floor
                      1. Has been around for years and has a loyal following, thus increasing word of mouth about it.
                      2. Has an insane amount of user created content.
                      3. Great co-op and online multiplayer gameplay (fun leveling system too).

                      Serious Sam 3 BFE
                      1. Still new to the market (barely 2 years old I think).
                      2. Since it's still a new game, user created content is still growing.
                      3. Focuses on the singleplayer story more than multiplayer.

                      I could be entirely wrong, and there may be a reason that completely eludes me as to why Killing Floor may be selling more.

                      My general fear for Killing Floor is from the fact that Tripwire didn't port it themselves. It was Ryan "Icculus" Gordon that ported it, or at least a lot of it.
                      If this is the case, then how much control or understanding does Tripwire have over their Linux port?
                      Is it enough to produce bug fixes in the future, or is KF going to be left as-is right now to infinity and beyond?

                      Share it with me though, if anyone has more insight or information on how things are going with Tripwire and Killing Floor.
                      I've clocked in about 40 hours of gameplay with Killing Floor in Ubuntu so far, hope to have more.

                      Some bugs I've encounted in KF:
                      1. Stalkers aren't invisible.
                      2. Player models and ZED models become see through without a light source (e.g Scrake/Steampunk skin).
                      3. Moon Base has some really messed up textures. If you switch on your flashlight, a block texture just covers the parts of the map you shine it on.
                      4. Welding gun on KF-Manor makes frames drop to almost 1 fps.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by godlike_panos View Post
                        Very good port indeed. Maybe the performance is a bit less than the windows version but not that much.
                        The performance on Linux is exactly the same as on Windows. You can't compare OpenGL with DirectX. Set iAPI to OpenGL on Windows and you'll see the same framerates that you have on Linux.

                        I can also encourage everyone to buy it. Best looking Linux Game by far. Graphics are on par with the D3D Version on ULTRA Settings.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by moony View Post
                          Had a similar idea, but instead of using two monitors, I'd use one passive 3d TV, and modify the glasses.
                          I call it Alternate Line Splitscreen, would allow two players using the same TV, but each player sees a different picture.

                          Posted a thread in the steam community, but seem's like I'm the only one who likes that idea...
                          http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...7817367717709/
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJS47b5cWgQ

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                          • #14
                            Yep, exactly :-)

                            Having this supported by the game itself would have some pros (& cons):

                            + easy to use
                            + keeps correct aspect ratio (distorted when using TV 3D mode)
                            + fullscreen video sequences can play unmodified (distorted when using TV 3D mode)
                            + should be efficient to implement (render into 3840x540, then keep buffer but change size to 1920x1080)

                            - development effort
                            - only usable with passive 3D TV
                            - only works in native resolution of TV (e.g. 1920x1080)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by YaPeL View Post
                              mm I wonder If you can use 2 mice 2 keyboards and having 2 monitors for the coop (one screen per gamer), if so, its an insta buy.
                              I wish co-op on same machine options would come back. I used to sit on the lounge with my brother sinkin piss and playing Heroes III all day some weekends while watching the cricket.

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