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    Phoronix: Doom 3 BFG On Linux Gets In A Better State

    While id Software isn't supporting Doom 3 BFG on Linux, thanks to releasing the Doom 3 BFG engine source-code, it's been successfully ported to Linux via the open-source development community...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2ODg

  • #2
    I tested it yesterday already, the first openal patch had some issues with savegames but a commit later it worked nicely. If somebody could add video support it would be great. The engine looks smoother than the original doom 3.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kano View Post
      I tested it yesterday already, the first openal patch had some issues with savegames but a commit later it worked nicely. If somebody could add video support it would be great. The engine looks smoother than the original doom 3.
      Is there controller support in the BFG edition of DOOM 3?

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      • #4
        I wonder if this is going to work with my Oculus Rift like the Windows version when I get mine in a couple months. That'd be awesome. I know the Rift itself has Linux support.

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        • #5
          The Windows version is going to need a patch for Rift support.

          Have they found a way to play the Bink video's now?
          Last edited by Kristian Joensen; 01-08-2013, 12:47 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kano View Post
            I tested it yesterday already, the first openal patch had some issues with savegames but a commit later it worked nicely. If somebody could add video support it would be great. The engine looks smoother than the original doom 3.
            Just ignore kanotix. He is a crazy idiot, who have no idea of how to get linux or doom 3 running well.

            Check the jitter links on my engineering page. (hompage url, on my profile.) That will give the lowest jitter (no frameloss, dropouts, bad frametiming etc) on linux or windows, and suggests hardware for the optimal low-jitter PC. Which is gives the most pleasant PC experience.

            Perfect Doom 3 binary on linux, even on a core 2 duo, with a matching gfx card. Tested on GTX280. Windows version needs more current hardware for perfect frames, such as an Intel E5 workstation.

            Peace Be With You.

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            • #7
              You compare apples with oranges. Both engines are completly different, Doom 3 is mainly optimizied for 1 core but Doom 3 BFG is heavyly multithreaded. But there is still nothing good in using slow clocked cpus compared to higher clocked ones. BFG can be set to 120 hz without patch and has integrated 3d modes.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kano View Post
                You compare apples with oranges. Both engines are completly different, Doom 3 is mainly optimizied for 1 core but Doom 3 BFG is heavyly multithreaded. But there is still nothing good in using slow clocked cpus compared to higher clocked ones. BFG can be set to 120 hz without patch and has integrated 3d modes.
                Kano, I have it running PERFECTLY. There is nothing to improve, when it comes to "doom 3".

                Your talk is just crazy talk as usual. And you are unwilled and unreasoned, like many monkeys in forums/IRC/mailinglists. And your use of the phrase "heavily multithreaded" shows just that.

                Doom 3 as a game and product, can run perfectly on a core 2 duo. Nothing you never did, or had the skill to do.

                If you want to heavily modify the engine, and make a new game with it, go head, if anyone should posess the skill. But there is a reason for why Carmack does indeed sell games, and you donīt.

                Peace Be With You.

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                • #9
                  Hillbilly Hicks version

                  Originally posted by Hillybilly Hick Computers

                  Dont you worry boy, I got one of dem threads on EVERY nybble. Take a bit o time before the text is on screen, when I type, but you gotta upgrade them pervasive threadin computers. 5 second response time is quite enuff. I also worked on MACOSX lately. Overhead is no problem here. You canīt expect a computer to behave like human bein. There is waitin time and frame drops.

                  Read here about dem nybbles.
                  Never doubt the wisdom of Hillbilly Hick Computers.

                  Peace Be With You.

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                  • #10
                    @Paradox Uncreated

                    Carmack optimized the BFG edition with code from Rage. It is not based on the old engine but on a modified Rage one. As Rage was optimizied for consoles the BFG variant is as well - and multithreading is the way to go for that. Xbox 360 for example has 3 cores. When a 10y old engine runs fine with your GTX 280 it is not that unusual but consoles are much simpler. Thats also no card that everybody has got! Also most of your issues are solved with ssds, but you dont get it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kano View Post
                      @Paradox Uncreated

                      Carmack optimized the BFG edition with code from Rage. It is not based on the old engine but on a modified Rage one. As Rage was optimizied for consoles the BFG variant is as well - and multithreading is the way to go for that. Xbox 360 for example has 3 cores. When a 10y old engine runs fine with your GTX 280 it is not that unusual but consoles are much simpler. Thats also no card that everybody has got! Also most of your issues are solved with ssds, but you dont get it.
                      Oh yes, you still claim SSDīs solve jitter. Wow.. I mean most of the stuff you type is just crazy junk. A focus on multithreading on consoles.. You remind me of some kind of bot, that randomly generates jokes.

                      Doom 3 does 3 passes to OpenGL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt-iVFxgFWk
                      Rage is a different engine. It doesnīt do the same. And multithreading on an engine that runs perfectly is not an optimization. It is redundant. And some even argue that Doom 3 looks better than Rage, due to the 3 passes to OpenGL.

                      But I guess you are going to claim your crazyness for some time. And that is a warning to others I guess.

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                      • #12
                        Can you please try and make a point without insulting the person you are speaking with Paradox Uncreated?

                        Looking at the games specifications, I am a little surprised by the huge jump in graphics hardware specs. Can someone explain to me why I need an OpenGL 3 card to play this?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                          Can you please try and make a point without insulting the person you are speaking with Paradox Uncreated?

                          Looking at the games specifications, I am a little surprised by the huge jump in graphics hardware specs. Can someone explain to me why I need an OpenGL 3 card to play this?
                          Obviously you must be some kind of gay club, that defends the mentally weak. I mean you canīt expect sense from someone who defends and upholds legality of toiletwhoring. And ofcourse the logical incorrectness of claiming I insult someone, when they are offensive, and indeed your comment is insulting to anyone with intelligence.

                          On the raised h/w spec, I guess you would rather hear the previous idiots opinion and I shall happily leave you to it. And your company can sit there in extreme pretensiousness and think you look cool or become popular, while I live my life far above.

                          Peace Be With You.

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                          • #14
                            Paradox, simple question: You did actually measure the internal timings of the game engine, and then use a DVI capture card to ensure no frames are being lost, or are you just making a few assumptions in your results? Something like:

                            http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphic...ormance-Metric

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Paradox Uncreated View Post
                              Obviously you must be some kind of gay club, that defends the mentally weak. I mean you canīt expect sense from someone who defends and upholds legality of toiletwhoring. And ofcourse the logical incorrectness of claiming I insult someone, when they are offensive, and indeed your comment is insulting to anyone with intelligence.
                              I am a "club" now?

                              Ever consider the fact that if everyone you talk to is wrong, perhaps there is another separate more sinister reason why you think this way? Or are you really that arrogant?

                              I know, I know, don't feed the trolls...

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