Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:01 UTC, submitted by Phoronix
3D News, GL, DirectX "We have been overwhelmed with requests to take a serious look at the frame-rate performance differences between the various open-source and proprietary contenders. Our first article on this topic, which will likely be the first of a series of examinations, is looking at the differences between the X.Org open-source ATI Radeon driver and that of ATI's official but proprietary fglrx display driver."
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Very few games for linux
by Babi Asu on Sat 6th May 2006 19:54 UTC
Babi Asu
Member since:
2006-02-11

The author said in the article that there is no point to open source the 3d driver for linux because there are very few games on that platform. How many games that are listed in http://www.3dgamers.com/games/ are available for linux? Perhaps less than 1% or even 0.1%. It is a fact that windows is a paradise for gamers, while linux is the hell.

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RE: Very few games for linux
by msundman on Sat 6th May 2006 20:13 in reply to "Very few games for linux"
msundman Member since:
2005-07-06

> The author said in the article that there is no point to
> open source the 3d driver for linux because there are
> very few games on that platform.

Why would anyone make 3D games for GNU/Linux when there are no decent graphics drivers for it?

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Why would anyone write decent drivers for GNU/Linux when there are few 3d games for it? A chicken and the egg problem, me thinks

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RE: Very few games for linux
by rayiner on Sat 6th May 2006 20:22 in reply to "Very few games for linux"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

On the other hand, there are a lot of high-end 3D packages for Linux. All the big names (XSI, Houdini, Maya), have Linux ports.

Which is, of course, the whole reason you see NVIDIA and ATI support Linux drivers in the first place. It's not for the non-existant Linux gaming market, its for the workstation users.

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RE: Very few games for linux
by historyb on Sun 7th May 2006 02:32 in reply to "Very few games for linux"
historyb Member since:
2005-07-06

Funny I found games for Linux. Here: http://www.fileshack.com/search.x (have to put linux in the search) and here http://happypenguin.org/ and here http://icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php?license=commercial. So there are games out there and more need to be written. It's up to developers to do it and stop cow towing down to MS.

I hope to someday write a game for Linux myself.

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