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  • Here Is Valve's Source Engine Left 4 Dead 2 On Linux

    Phoronix: Here Is Valve's Source Engine Left 4 Dead 2 On Linux

    Valve's SIGGRAPH 2012 presentation last night -- about the Source Engine on Linux and their experiences with maximizing the OpenGL performance of their game engine on Linux -- was a success...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1Njc

  • #2
    Hear hear

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    • #3
      Originally posted by moilami View Post

      That is from RAMMSTEIN's video "Amerika"...

      ...or maybe not but it sure looks from it
      Last edited by AJSB; 08-09-2012, 09:23 AM.

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      • #4
        What i want to know is when my Beta testing starts

        I want to kill Zombies NOW !!!

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        • #5
          Would be nice to hear a bit from the guy how contributed the photos on the forum. How was it? Can't wait.

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          • #6
            Video! We want the video, not the slide presentations!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mark45 View Post
              Video! We want the video, not the slide presentations!
              Yeah telling that presentation was a success is meaningless - allow us to be the judges by ourselves.

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              • #8
                Live CD/DVD

                I'd like to see live CDs or DVDs with the game loaded on it.
                It would make your PC feel like a gaming console but with a long bootup time.

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                • #9
                  Acording to Valve's Facebook page:

                  Just a quick note to let everyone know that a part of the Valve Linux team will be presenting at SIGGRAPH 2012; specifically the Birds of a Feather program.
                  Tonight (6 PM in the Gold Ballroom - Salon 3 of the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live), Rich Geldreich will be talking about our experience in porting Left 4 Dead 2 to Ubuntu 12.04. The talk focuses on our optimization efforts and is mainly visual; including a short time demo video, Telemetry results, and other visual media. The team will be available for questions afterwards.
                  After SIGGRAPH, we'll post anything we have to share on the blog.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by eric.frederich View Post
                    I'd like to see live CDs or DVDs with the game loaded on it.
                    It would make your PC feel like a gaming console but with a long bootup time.
                    Are you insane?

                    #1. Live CDs are slow as hell because they have to deal with the I/O rate of either the DVD drive or the USB port which since USB 3.0 isn't really mainstream you can't get away with that out.

                    #2. Unless it's a liveUSB it's read-only, which guess what? means no saves, no updates, no mods.

                    #3. why the hell do you want livecds for playing games? nobody likes the CD swapping game which is why no-cd patches exist and are proliferant, and if you're going to suggest VMing it... well guess what? you're basically asking for unacceptable loss of performance and hackiness that is just going to be to the detriment of your experience. Although it's a valid question of if VMing it would actually be faster than booting from LiveCD because the image is stored on your HDD and thus you don't have to deal with terrible I/O speeds.
                    Last edited by Luke_Wolf; 08-09-2012, 10:24 AM.

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                    • #11
                      DSL from cd start very fast

                      just cut all gnome/kde and other useless stuff, just pure game and essential system elements [kernel, libraries and little configuration]

                      after boot, all game fles are on ram

                      booted game have access to hdd specified folder after you enter password for user. so you can save game.

                      gamecd containt kernel that we need, drivers, good set of libraries.

                      so it can be started from cd, or from linux you boot everyday[if libraries compatible]

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NomadDemon View Post
                        after boot, all game fles are on ram
                        Many modern games can well use more than 10GBs of disk space so have fun copying that to memory. You would need at least dual layer DVD or Blueray for that and not to mention 8-12GBs of memory. The read speeds of modern Blue-rays and dual layer DVDs are around 30MB/s so just copying the files to memory would take at least 5 minutes not to mention the rest of the boot. Sounds like a great plan.

                        I personally hope that physical media dies as fast as possible and thanks to ultrabooks it's finally becoming reality.

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                        • #13
                          you dont need to copy whole cd at once

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Teho View Post
                            Many modern games can well use more than 10GBs of disk space so have fun copying that to memory. You would need at least dual layer DVD or Blueray for that and not to mention 8-12GBs of memory. The read speeds of modern Blue-rays and dual layer DVDs are around 30MB/s so just copying the files to memory would take at least 5 minutes not to mention the rest of the boot. Sounds like a great plan.

                            I personally hope that physical media dies as fast as possible and thanks to ultrabooks it's finally becoming reality.
                            Not sure what ultrabook means, I have a ~3 year old Toshiba, which doesn't have a CD/DVD any more and my custom laptop has a drive bay in the DVD-Slot...

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                            • #15
                              Misleading title is misleading.

                              If I can't go out and buy or download the game, then is it really 'here'? I don't think so. Do you remember Duke Nukem Forever? I do...

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