The Valve-Sponsored Mesa Patches Make Dota 2 And CS:GO Start A Lot Faster On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. For those who don’t know yet, Valve, a member of The Linux Foundation, has initiated some ambitions projects: the SteamOS, a Linux operating system optimized for gaming, the Steam Machine, a gaming colsole that will run with SteamOS and the Steam Controller, a game controller specially designed for SteamOS and the Steam Machine. A demo video presenting the updated Steam Controller is available here.

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But Valve plans to be the most important “player” of the games on Linux “game”. Recently, it has sponsored the development of the 21 new open-source patches for Mesa, changes that make Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive load faster than before.

All this Mesa improvements will be included in the next SteamOS update. While CS:GO is not officially available on Linux via Steam, it has been already ported to run on Linux and the driver developers are already working at optimizing it.

 

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