Dota 2 Reborn Update Has Fixes For Open-Source AMD
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 24 June 2015 at 07:33 PM EDT. 19 Comments
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Just days after pushing out Dota 2 Reborn for Linux gamers, Valve has released a massive update to this Source Engine 2 game and it includes some driver/rendering fixes.

Perhaps most exciting to the Phoronix audience is the "Linux: Fixed issues involving viewports on AMD FOSS drivers" change item. I haven't yet had a chance to try it on the Mesa/Gallium3D drivers so I'm not sure if this should take care of everything for Linux gamers of the open-source AMD driver (RadeonSI) or if more work is still needed. If any Linux gamers can chime in by commenting on this article that would be great.

There's also this interesting change about rendering on Linux: "Linux: Fixed bug where the game wasn't rendering properly on various hardware configurations." Unfortunately more details weren't readily available.

Aside from these changes, there's a whole lot of other fixes/improvements for this first Source Engine 2 game. The full change-log can be found over at Dota2.com.
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