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.

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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