Serious Sam Fusion 2017 (beta)

Serious Sam Fusion 2017 (beta)

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IIIIDANNYIIII  [developer] Apr 10, 2017 @ 8:14am
SERIOUS SAM FUSION 2017 FAQ
What is Serious Sam Fusion?
Fusion is a central hub for your Serious Sam fun. It merges several Serious Sam games in a single interface allowing you to switch through them seamlessly, without exiting to desktop. It automatically links all of the supported SS games you own, so all you need to do is jump in and enjoy them.
Fusion also gives you access to a lot of cool new features like common workshop, cross-game mods, 64bit executables, Vulkan API support, multi-threaded rendering, etc.

What games are available in Fusion?
Fusion currently supports:
  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  • Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
  • Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter
  • Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter
  • Serious Sam 3: BFE
  • Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE

VR, HD, I'm confused. What should I buy?
VR and HD versions of Serious Sam games are separate. You should only buy the VR versions if you own a VR headset. If you don't, get those HD versions instead. Fusion 2017 will appear in your library automatically, regardless of the version you purchased.

Will Serious Sam 2 be available in Fusion 2017?
Unfortunately, Serious Sam 2 is too old to port it to the Fusion engine. It used completely different lighting, different shader system, completely different scripting, many obsolete entities and code snippets, etc. Porting SS2 to the Fusion engine would take about as long as making a new game from scratch.
We are, however, planning a Serious Sam 2 Reboot which will be a new game loosely based on Serious Sam 2, with new elements and with an art style and story more similar to SSHD and SS3.

Why should I play my Serious Sam games through Fusion?
Along with getting access to your Serious Sam games within a single interface, you will be getting tons advanced features like split screen support, proper multi monitor support, and a new “light-weight” save system that allows you to save your progress much faster. Perhaps the biggest benefit of using Fusion is experienced in multiplayer, as this new hub allows you to play cross-platform on Windows, Steam OS, Mac and Linux. VR players can even join in on some multiplayer fun with their “flat” counterparts.

I have all of the Serious Sam games, should I install them or just Fusion?
You don't need to have the stand-alone versions of supported Serious Sam games installed if you want to play them, so go ahead and uninstall them since they will be available and playable in Fusion.

Can I transfer my progress from the stand alone version of a game to Fusion?
No. But on the bright side, now you absolutely NEED to to play Serious Sam again. You’ll thank us later.

My application has crashed/I'm having issues with a game, what should I do?
Please locate the Sam2017.log file. It should be in the folder “<steaminstallation>\steamapps\common\Serious Sam Fusion 2017\Log\”. It is just a text file, so you can open it with any text editor. Please copy the content and paste it in a new post on this forum.
If the forum says the file is too long, please use Pastebin and post the link to the paste in the forums.

Will Fusion get 32-bit support?
In short - no. The 32-bit support was removed because it was causing frequent out-of-memory errors with newer content. It is hard to know where to put limits on texture sizes and level caching, etc, to prevent 32bit OoM in all cases.
Additionally, there are of course problems because 32bit causes different bugs than x64. Unlike what most people think, x64 bit assembly code is very different in many places to x86. E.g. x64 doesn't use FPU register stack which can cause weird bugs in some cases. x64 is more resistant to that problem because FPU registers are normal registers.

Can you please add [insert feature here]?
Our current goal is making sure all games work as was intended during their original release, but we are looking forward to the “post release” phase when we plan on updating all games with new features and content.
Last edited by IIIIDANNYIIII; Jan 12, 2018 @ 6:11am