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Dawn of War III release is live for Linux & Vulkan

dawn of war III and the official release on linux and mac via steam games

Since Feral Interactive announced that #Warhammer40,000: Dawn of War III for Linux. Hence this is the latest episode in Relic Entertainment’s formidable real-time strategy series. The #games release is now live on #Steam for both Linux and Mac, today Thursday, June 8th. Oh and we can’t forget the icing on the cake, Vulkan API support.

So the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III comes with a 17-mission campaign. Therefore players can alternately command the heavy-hitting Space Marines. Or the savage Orks and the technologically-sophisticated Eldar. All while the warring factions fight for the Spear of Khaine. Hence the mysterious weapon that will determine the fates of all three. Massive armies and devastating elite units engage in spectacular tactical battles. Where the key to victory lies in taking advantage of each unit’s unique abilities. Then outwit and overpower the enemy.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III’s explosive multiplayer mode features fast-paced matches in which two teams of up to three players per side battle for supremacy. So Linux and Mac versions of the game on Steam will be cross-platform compatible with each other. Which I hope changes in the not to distant future. So we can play against Windows players.

Since today’s Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III release marks another epic addition to the Linux games library. We are also eager to dive into some gameplay and see just how the Vulkan API support fairs. Since Feral Interactive and their team of developers have obviously put some time into the games port.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III release is available through the Feral Store and Steam for $59.99/£39.99/59,99€. Since the system specifications are not too far off the Windows requirements.

System Requirements according to Feral:

“You’ll need at least 3.4GHz Intel i3-4130 running Ubuntu 16.04, 8GB RAM and an Nvidia 650Ti with 1GB of VRAM. We recommend a 3.4GHz Intel i7-4770 running Ubuntu 16.10, 8GB RAM and an Nvidia 980Ti with 4GB of VRAM. AMD and Intel graphics cards are not supported on OpenGL.
Experimental Vulkan support on Linux will require driver version 381.22 for Nvidia, Mesa 17.1 for AMD, or Mesa 17.2-devel for Intel.”

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