Nvidia announced full Linux support on equal terms

    imageNvidia, the largest graphic chip designer, after passing part of the documentation on video cards to the nouveau team, decided not to stop there.

    The other day, as part of a strategy to empower game developers, the company introduced a new platform - GameWorks. The platform aims to simplify game development and improve the quality of the gaming experience of PC gamers. Game creators will have at their disposal libraries, documentation, and an SDK for over 300 visual effects developed by Nvidia.

    Most interestingly, Tony Tamasi (Nvidia's senior vice president of content and technology) confirmed the availability of GameWorks tools for Linux platforms. This will happen on the day of the official release of SteamOS .

    When SteamOS ships, we'll have tools that support SteamOS. - Tony Tamasi, SVP of Content and Technology, NVIDIA

    At the moment, we are talking about official support for Ubuntu, Android and SteamOS, which will be provided on an equal footing with Windows developers. The following tools are now available for Windows developers: VisualFX SDK, Core SDK, PhysX SDK, Graphics Library, Game Compute Library and Optix SDK. Moreover, NVIDIA will support Linux developers in the field of marketing and promoting their creations, because now they will be able to participate in the program “The Way It's Meant to be Played”.

    As for the visual effects, which are updates for PhysX, they are divided into three software packages: Flex, GI Works and Flame Works:
    • Flex, allows you to simulate the interaction of solids with liquids.
    • GI Works makes it possible to create global lighting in real time.
    • Flame Works aims to help developers demonstrate realistic flames and smoke.

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