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  • #16
    Originally posted by dimko View Post
    Don't expect SLI to give any serious performance boost. my experience shows, decrease in performance actually.
    SLI has to be supported by the game itself.(and i am talking about Linux version)
    And I am sure as hell you will get it ruining on reasonable FPS.
    I got 470, in wine game was working quite wel, but at some stage FPS dropped for second or two to like a few FPS, so not really usable. also over clock on those cards is not possible, at least for 470 seria for sure.
    A GTX460 is quite different from a GTX470. The 470s use the original Fermi GF100 chips that many people described as toaster ovens and such. Because they already ran so unbelievably hot they were difficult to overclock without expensive cooling solutions. The 460s use the significantly cooler and more efficient GF104 chips and have generally pretty good overclocking potential even on stock cooling. I had a 460 from MSI that already came with a mild overclock and was able to overclock (via firmware flashing mind you) much further to where it was on par with a stock 470 for the most part.

    I will agree about SLI not doing much of anything in Linux, granted I haven't tried in several years so it may have changed since then.

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    • #17
      While Left 4 Dead 2 can run on the Intel Mesa driver, this is only with bleeding-edge code not found in Ubuntu 12.04
      I use my sandybridge 2nd gen onboard graphics. What exactly will I have to do in order to run L4D2?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Spectre View Post
        I use my sandybridge 2nd gen onboard graphics. What exactly will I have to do in order to run L4D2?
        If you use ubuntu, probably add a PPA. Though honestly, I think "won't run" is a gross exageration, but we'll see.

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        • #19
          Even on Windows the biggest problem with SLI is micro-laggs. Basically you'll need a much higher minimum framerate in order to have a smooth gaming experience.

          I'll be testing it out with my GTX 580. Hope I'll get an invite for the closed beta.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
            Hope I'll get an invite for the closed beta.
            Where can I sign up for the closed beta test?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Ofen View Post
              Where can I sign up for the closed beta test?
              On the blog they said that anyone who expresses his interest (in the comments) would get added to the list.

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              • #22
                but, they are not approving comments anymore, for a long time.
                kinda like abandoned

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                  On the blog they said that anyone who expresses his interest (in the comments) would get added to the list.
                  In other words, send requests to /dev/null?

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                  • #24
                    Well, this popped up today on that CDR website thingi: http://cdr.thebronasium.com/sub/16571
                    Last Updated 2012-09-07 05:28:18
                    Name ValveTestApp218980 Early Access
                    Don't know if that's connected to the LinuxSteam sub that was detected yesterday but since it has 'Early Access' in it's name, I guess it has.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by richi902 View Post
                      but, they are not approving comments anymore, for a long time.
                      kinda like abandoned
                      All the comments have to be authorized and they'll not be adding comments on old blog posts of course.
                      You can also contact them using the email they provided in their first blog post.

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                      • #26
                        They added 2 new apps: "Portal" and "Portal Content" (http://marlamin.com/cdr/view.php?type=sub&id=16549)...

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                        • #27
                          huh? I'd have thought that L4D2 would be the first to be added...strange?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Detructor View Post
                            huh? I'd have thought that L4D2 would be the first to be added...strange?
                            Probably they'll give Portal away for free as they did at the time of the Steam Mac launch.

                            Btw, I generally hate the F2P "movement" but I don't get why Valve didn't ported Team Fortress 2 first for the beta.
                            A multiplayer game, which is playable free of charge, should be best choice for a public beta.
                            But then again, maybe the Linux version of L4D2 will be free for the time of the beta as well.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by entropy View Post
                              Probably they'll give Portal away for free as they did at the time of the Steam Mac launch.

                              Btw, I generally hate the F2P "movement" but I don't get why Valve didn't ported Team Fortress 2 first for the beta.
                              A multiplayer game, which is playable free of charge, should be best choice for a public beta.
                              But then again, maybe the Linux version of L4D2 will be free for the time of the beta as well.
                              Well, that would be because TF2's source is quite the clusterfuck, and I think they may be considering an engine switch to the latest source, something that was petitioned a bit of time ago in order to fix some serious bugs affecting the game as well as increasing perfomance.

                              I think TF2's will be the last game to be ported, unfortunately. Although I hope to be proven wrong.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by BoTuLoX View Post
                                Well, that would be because TF2's source is quite the clusterfuck
                                Is it? I thought all Source games share more or less the same level of code quality.

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