Valve promises faster loading OpenGL games for Linux




Valve says that games like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive load faster on Linux thanks to improvements sponsored by the publisher developers in Mesa OpenGL libraries are installed. The optimizations involve the loading of shader files.

Developer Chia-I Wu has numerous patches introduced at the Mesa code, which called GLSL shaders are loaded and processed faster. The acceleration is possible because the code uses multiple threads to process the shaders that allows Phoronix.

The optimizations ensure that games that use OpenGL within the Linux operating system will load faster if large shader files to be processed. Thus, the game would Dota 2 tenths of a second faster loading. Valves also Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is faster to play.

Valve has the code shown publicly. The game developer annex publisher hopes other developers to reuse code to create games also. Available for Linux Valve wants to SteamOS, which is based on Debian drop an optimized operating system for PC games.

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