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  • #61
    Yes, it is. The codebase is much, much larger, and the graphics
    technology pushes a lot of paths that are not usually optimized. It
    probably wouldn't be all that bad to get it running on the nvidia binary
    drivers, but the chance of it working correctly and acceptably anywhere
    else would be small. If you are restricted to it only working on the
    closed source drivers, you might as well boot into windows and get the
    fully tested and tuned experience...
    Bridgman you've been a HUGE champion for us Linux users with the open source drivers, and we all appreciate that. Perhaps you can help bridge a communications gap in this situation. Maybe Mr. Carmack needs some assurance from AMD/ATI's Linux driver programmers that they will help design their drivers so Rage can be run on Linux using AMD/ATI HW. If you could show this to some of the Catalyst folks maybe they could get a dialog going.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Max Spain View Post
      Bridgman you've been a HUGE champion for us Linux users with the open source drivers, and we all appreciate that. Perhaps you can help bridge a communications gap in this situation. Maybe Mr. Carmack needs some assurance from AMD/ATI's Linux driver programmers that they will help design their drivers so Rage can be run on Linux using AMD/ATI HW. If you could show this to some of the Catalyst folks maybe they could get a dialog going.
      I suspect the key point from the text you quoted is :

      If you are restricted to it only working on the closed source drivers, you might as well boot into windows and get the fully tested and tuned experience...
      ... although I don't expect many Linux users to agree with that logic

      On balance it doesn't seem likely that fglrx is the pivotal issue but will ask if we can get some clarification.
      Last edited by bridgman; 08-24-2009, 02:17 PM.

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      • #63
        While I too would love to have a fully open source system, the drivers are still in their infancy. Full 3d support will come, but I don't think id should give up on Linux until that time.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Max Spain View Post
          While I too would love to have a fully open source system, the drivers are still in their infancy. Full 3d support will come, but I don't think id should give up on Linux until that time.
          Not sure if Rage will even still be in any other place but the bargin bin by 2013.

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          • #65
            Bump... any news on the Wolf:ET source release?

            Seems like Zenimax is not really in favour of a release?

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