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  • Ashes of Singularity Moves Ahead With Vulkan, Door May Open In Future For Linux

    Phoronix: Ashes of Singularity Moves Ahead With Vulkan, Door May Open In Future For Linux

    Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is receiving a Vulkan port and will be released this summer...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ularity-Vulkan

  • #2
    Well what that means is that just like doom it may be run through wine.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GreenByte View Post
      Well what that means is that just like doom it may be run through wine.
      if you feel urge to sponsor windows-only games

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      • #4
        And I read the title as

        Ashes of Singularity Moves Ahead With Vulkan, Doom May Open In Future For Linux
        I mean, I should have guessed that it would have meant two different articles, but come on... we were so close...

        I would like to see this one on Linux, though. It would certainly help justify a new (vulkan capable) GPU.

        Edit: One more thing. You can read on the blog post

        #1 Improve compatibility (which translates as game stability)

        #2 Support the modding community

        #3 Get more units into the game (Juggernauts)

        #4 Add more depth to the gameplay (more units, more resources, etc.)

        #5 Improve performance, lower hardware requirements

        Thus, in my view, getting the above things done trump getting a Linux version out. That doesn't mean no Linux version, it means it's not yet on the radar.
        Wouldn't #1 be an argument in favor of the Linux version, though? I didn't bother register on the forum to ask, but that seems pretty obvious.
        Last edited by M@yeulC; 04-19-2017, 09:20 AM.

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        • #5
          "the biggest challenge for Ashes remains the hardware requirements. Most PC gamers cannot run the game."

          Thats bullshit for Linux users because Linux users in general have much better hardware.

          For example i do have a FX8350+RX470 with 32GB ram just to surf the Internet.

          Steam statistics prove Linux people have better hardware than windows users.
          They do have more "Cores" and more "RAM" and better GPUs to according to the amount of VRAM

          This means Linux maybe do only have 1% market share on Steam but the 1% have highly possibility of better hardware what would perfect fit for this game.
          Phantom circuit Sequence Reducer Dyslexia

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          • #6
            They even admit the game is often used for benchmarking. Wouldn't being cross-platform make the game as a benchmark tool more useful?

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            • #7
              They were promising Vulkan support for the original Ashes release as they had originally being developing it for Mantle, but they never released it. So I'll believe it when I see it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                "the biggest challenge for Ashes remains the hardware requirements. Most PC gamers cannot run the game."

                Thats bullshit for Linux users because Linux users in general have much better hardware.
                Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                This means Linux maybe do only have 1% market share on Steam but the 1% have highly possibility of better hardware what would perfect fit for this game.
                Agreed. My Asus G55VW i7 laptop (a couple of years old now) with an mSATA SSD has 32Gb of RAM. My overclocked i7-6700k with two Samsung M.2 SSDs has 32Gb of RAM. I've got a couple of Fury X cards, and I'll consider upgrading them to Vega if the performance bump on GNU/Linux is significant. I'll probably upgrade my CPU to a high-end Zen-based CPU at some point.

                Maybe he mean to say "Most Windows gamers cannot run the game"? Mixing the terms PC and Windows is a common mistake!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                  Thats bullshit for Linux users because Linux users in general have much better hardware.
                  Well, to help balance out the statistics my main PC has a Pentium G840 with 8GB of RAM, Samsung 840 EVO and no standalone graphics card.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                    "the biggest challenge for Ashes remains the hardware requirements. Most PC gamers cannot run the game."

                    Thats bullshit for Linux users because Linux users in general have much better hardware.
                    How can you make such a conclusion? Is there some statistics what Linux users have?

                    Btw, my hardware is mostly fairly old, Phenom II X4 with GTX 460 and Core 2 Duo with HD6670 and that's how it has been past five years or so. Fortunately, at least the Core 2 Duo is going to be replaced soon with some recent Ryzen and Radeon hardware. I'm also planning to replace the GTX 460 at some point, because it won't have Vulkan support, but the Phenom is going to stay for now (I could get an FX, but that wouldn't be much of an upgrade). So, yes, I'm also upgrading them, just not every year.

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