ArthurShelby Dec 1, 2012 @ 4:44pm
Serious Sam 3 - Poor Graphics (rare graphics) on Linux
I just installed SS3 and the play the game, but the game went laggy & w/ poor graphics...

on Ubuntu 12.10
I7 @2.2
6 GB RAM
Intel HD


Screenshot-- > http://picpaste.com/Captura_de_pantalla_de_2012-12-01_18_38_15-qpQwZENW.png
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.:LSFF:. derPuntigamer Dec 2, 2012 @ 5:07am 
I can run the game on minimum settings, but it stills laggy. I think your Intel HD graphics is not strong enough to play games like this, I can neither enjoy it with an ATI card :(

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit
Core 2 Duo @2.1
4 GB RAM
ATI HD4500 with legacy driver (Catalyst 12.6)

ATI/AMD says these cards [ 4xxx < ]are optimized to their maximum performance, what is a dirty lie, on W*ndows I could play these game at least with medium settings!!!

DEN [CT]  [developer] Dec 3, 2012 @ 6:59am 
Intel GPUs are not (currently) supported. Support for them depends only on Intel and how good driver will they make, eventually. :-/
T3ch Ma573R Dec 3, 2012 @ 7:23pm 
I had the same problem it was very laggy.

Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit
Core I7
4 GB Ram
ATI HD 5770
rad87gn Dec 5, 2012 @ 8:38am 
Recommended Graphics: nVidia GeForce 480/580 GTX, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5870/6970. This game loves a good fast GPU. Even the top GPU's available get worked hard on ultra settings. I can't imagine it being fun using below recommended.
DOOMJESUS Dec 5, 2012 @ 5:56pm 
what is it that makes people people think they are going to experience lag-free gaming from a modern game engine with these old-♥♥♥, low-end gfx units?
Moskeeto Dec 5, 2012 @ 11:38pm 
Originally posted by DOOMJESUS:
what is it that makes people people think they are going to experience lag-free gaming from a modern game engine with these old-♥♥♥, low-end gfx units?
Lack of research.
Schnurri Dec 8, 2012 @ 12:34pm 
Anyway, the linux version performs much worse than the windows version (at least in my case)... but i don't want to complain, it's great to have the game for linux! :-)
badjohn86 Dec 8, 2012 @ 1:25pm 
I am having problems myself and i am running 2 amd 5870 with 2gb of v ram per card and have 16gb ram clocked at 2ghz with my cpu amd @ 4ghz what gives
Sobriquet Dec 8, 2012 @ 1:32pm 
I can corroborate much worse perf on Linux than on Win. Running Ubuntu 12.10, nVidia 310 drivers, on an Alienware x51 (GTX 555, i7 3.4GHz). The game picks CPU:Ultra/Gfx:Medium, and I get ~25 FPS. vsync is disabled. I tried dropping the res from 1920x1080 (native) to 1280x720 to zero improvement.
Last edited by Sobriquet; Dec 8, 2012 @ 1:33pm
blackout24 Dec 9, 2012 @ 3:39am 
Originally posted by Sobriquet:
I can corroborate much worse perf on Linux than on Win. Running Ubuntu 12.10, nVidia 310 drivers, on an Alienware x51 (GTX 555, i7 3.4GHz). The game picks CPU:Ultra/Gfx:Medium, and I get ~25 FPS. vsync is disabled. I tried dropping the res from 1920x1080 (native) to 1280x720 to zero improvement.

You might want to check if Unity impacts your performance. I don't use Ubuntu but they said there are options in the compiz settings manager to unredirect fullscreen windows and suspend desktop effects on fullscreen applications.

Also have you opted in into the public beta? This is a must.
I get around 10% slower performance compared to Windows on Arch Linux, Gnome 3.6.2, GTX 580, Core i7 2600K, 310.19 Driver, all Ultra, 1920x1200. Instead of 55 in one level on Windows I average 50 on Linux after 3 minutes which is very playable.
Last edited by blackout24; Dec 9, 2012 @ 3:41am
Dyrverbal Abuse Dec 9, 2012 @ 4:16pm 
I think it might be a bunch of factors playing in for the bad performance, one 12.6 is old and does not support new Xorg additions (Xinput2 for instance will keep improving). Two AMD really made an unstrategic decision to drop those GPU's to legacy and hurt those who can't afford anything newer. Compiz shell Unity does draw some power away from the game. Three take this as an opportunity to install a second DE/WM like XFCE, LXDE, E17 or something else entirely for your gaming sessions. But I highly recommend you invest in a modern card, or get familiar with the advanced settings provided. What can you live without or at a lower setting? Explore all those custom options! :)
synrgy87 Dec 9, 2012 @ 10:32pm 
i've had minimal difference between playing under KDE and XFCE, however performance seems to drop in areas with alot of grass
Jamie F Dec 23, 2012 @ 9:22pm 
1920x1080 everything maxxed 100 percent playable under linux......

Intel Dual Core 2.60ghz
4gb DDR 3 1333 mhz
Ubuntu 12.04 lts
Cinimmon Desktop
Nvidia 313.04 driver
Last edited by Jamie F; Dec 23, 2012 @ 9:24pm
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