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  • Intel Continues Optimizing Counter-Strike: GO For Linux

    Phoronix: Intel Continues Optimizing Counter-Strike: GO For Linux

    Another patch hit mainline Mesa this past week that further improves the Linux performance of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive even though Valve has yet to publicly release the title for Linux gamers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU4NDU

  • #2
    A lot of people have wondered why Valve hasn't yet released CS:GO and Portal 2. I'm guessing there is a good chance they're waiting for the drivers.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by benmoran View Post
      A lot of people have wondered why Valve hasn't yet released CS:GO and Portal 2. I'm guessing there is a good chance they're waiting for the drivers.
      I have been waiting. So waiting for CS:GO. I am elated that it's on it way, it can't be soon enough.

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      • #4
        Finally! CS:GO is my most wanted. We play it everday in a team, and I can't wait for the Linux port!

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        • #5
          Yeah, I bought CS:GO quite a while ago now (and my wife bought me a copy of portal 2). I've got windows/mac systems that I can play them on, but most of the time that I'm at home on a computer is sitting in front of a Linux box... and I can't play them there.

          I've actually been delaying finishing portal 2 until I can do it on Linux... but that may be a while.

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          • #6
            I've played Portal 2 through wine with barely any issues at all (runs much better using Mesa/r600g than Catalyst). CS:GO wouldn't even start so that's the one I most want to see ported, although I get excited when I see either mentioned in the same sentence as 'Linux'. I'm sure this is going to be an interesting year in many ways.

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            • #7
              Wolfenstein Enemy Territory > that thing
              did you know? it's also free as in freedom

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Annabel View Post
                Wolfenstein Enemy Territory > that thing
                did you know? it's also free as in freedom
                Did you know that I don't care? and 99% of gamers don't either.

                I knew it wasn't free as in freedom when I bought a license for it, and I'm ok with that.

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                • #9
                  I really don't understand why they don't release CS:GO now. I mean, chances are it would at least work on the Nvidia driver, and it would probably make the development process faster to have more users testing it. Also, I'm impatient...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
                    I really don't understand why they don't release CS:GO now. I mean, chances are it would at least work on the Nvidia driver, and it would probably make the development process faster to have more users testing it. Also, I'm impatient...
                    They probably want to release a product that is well optimized and makes them proud to release to the public. As far as being impatient, me too buddy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Annabel View Post
                      Wolfenstein Enemy Territory > that thing
                      did you know? it's also free as in freedom
                      Valve needs to make money. They make it off of entertainment... video games. I'm perfectly fine with that if that's what they are going to do to generate revenue to keep their business alive. Revenue to keep producing more games for the Linux platform, encouraging other developers to do the same, and continue to contribute back to Linux, which so far they have. Contributions like their help to the open sourced intel drivers, developing open source opengl debugging software, and help to both nvidia and amd to improve their drivers.

                      As nice as it would be if everything single thing can be open source, but if something as a video game is going to stay close source to help generate revenue to continue to progress linux then that's perfectly fine. A video game isn't anything vital like an operating system or an office program that can drastically change the course of a market and that we have to deal with on a day to day basis.

                      Valve doesn't have shareholders breathing down their neck since they're a private company, luckily. They're famous for taking forever and releasing it when they feel its ready.

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                      • #12
                        While we're at it, lets make all music open source!

                        /sarcasm

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by profoundWHALE View Post
                          While we're at it, lets make all music open source!

                          /sarcasm
                          Open Movies! Free Movies for EVERYONE!

                          /sarcasm as well

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dh04000 View Post
                            Did you know that I don't care? and 99% of gamers don't either.
                            I knew that you didn't care, did you know that I don't care if you and the 99%[citation needed] of gamers don't care?

                            Originally posted by dh04000 View Post
                            I knew it wasn't free as in freedom when I bought a license for it, and I'm ok with that.
                            Did you know that I don't care? and 99% of gamers don't either.

                            anyway, this doesn't change the fact that Enemy Territory is better

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Annabel View Post
                              I knew that you didn't care, did you know that I don't care if you and the 99%[citation needed] of gamers don't care?


                              Did you know that I don't care? and 99% of gamers don't either.

                              anyway, this doesn't change the fact that Enemy Territory is better
                              Why is Enemy Territory "better" barring license? That would seem to be a subjective claim, but I'd like to know your reasons for making it. Academic interest and all that. Also, I'm an asshole (but forget that part).

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