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    smitty3268
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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by zanny View Post

    Valve has had an insider look at the Vulkan draft APIs for months. They also knew it would be using GLSL for its shader language. In practice, porting to Vulkan is a lot easier than, say, DX -> OGL. It is not that unbelievable that an engine that must already have a lot of abstractions to support so many graphics APIs and hardware types to be able to drop in Vulkan handling easily when they have early access to the API.
    Source 2 certainly has a Vulkan backend, but it's going to be disabled in the current build. There's no point in pushing that part out while there aren't any drivers which can use it, and it could potentially cause problems since the Vulkan spec hasn't been finalized yet. If it changes, the current build of the game might start crashing as soon as the actual drivers come out, which would be counter-productive in terms of trying to convince people that Vulkan will be a good thing.

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  • zanny
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  • zanny
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    Originally posted by hajj_3 View Post
    i highly doubt this game supports vulkan as there are no intel/amd/nvidia gpu drivers out yet that support vulkan. Vulkan support for this game will likely come with a future patch.
    Valve has had an insider look at the Vulkan draft APIs for months. They also knew it would be using GLSL for its shader language. In practice, porting to Vulkan is a lot easier than, say, DX -> OGL. It is not that unbelievable that an engine that must already have a lot of abstractions to support so many graphics APIs and hardware types to be able to drop in Vulkan handling easily when they have early access to the API.

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  • blackout23
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    Someone should grep for "vk" and "vulkan" once it is downloadable. It might be in some string in one of the binary files.
    Really hoping for Vulkan launch with day 1 support from NVIDIA shortly after SIGGRAPH.

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  • Lysius
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  • Lysius
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    I'm wondering whether other source games like Team Fortress 2 will also be ported to Source 2

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  • Tiger_Coder
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  • Tiger_Coder
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    It for now will obviously be using OpenGL background with a option to use vulkan if it is present.

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  • iniudan
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  • iniudan
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    Originally posted by hajj_3 View Post
    i highly doubt this game supports vulkan as there are no intel/amd/nvidia gpu drivers out yet that support vulkan. Vulkan support for this game will likely come with a future patch.

    You do know that Valve are the one who commissioned the Intel experimental Vulkan driver development. So they have at least that driver to do test, on top of likely privileged access to experimental driver from Nvidia and AMD (which likely only require light rework of Mantle, as that Vulkan is based on).

    Also if you read Khronos page on Vulkan, it work on platform that support OpenGL ES 3.1 and up. Which Nvidia already support on Windows, on the 400 series and up.

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  • leonmaxx
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  • leonmaxx
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    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
    It might get pushed later today, after the current The International 2015 EU qualifier finals
    Just finished, I watched them on twitch. Ukrainian team Na'Vi is going to The International!

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  • hajj_3
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  • hajj_3
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    i highly doubt this game supports vulkan as there are no intel/amd/nvidia gpu drivers out yet that support vulkan. Vulkan support for this game will likely come with a future patch.

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  • d2kx
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  • d2kx
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    To clarify, the update has not been pushed yet, but the preparation work is done. It might get pushed later today, after the current The International 2015 EU qualifier finals, but it is not 100% safe to say so. Likely this week though.

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  • gens
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  • gens
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    got myself a fermi gpu just for vulkan

    i might play a few games when source2 comes out
    one of the reasons i don't play it much lately is the horribly long load times and memory usage, hope source2 will fix it

    now nvidia needs to churn out a vulkan driver
    but the vulkan isn't even released yet

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