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  • #31
    steam crash - flash

    ok I know ... adding a plugin to .steam / bin / plugins did not help, but the installation of the 32-bit via sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin: i386
    * so

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    • #32
      I bought this game when phoronix said it was coming to Linux... That was some wait but worth it.
      AMD 3Ghz 4 core, 8g ram
      AMD 7870 2gb all effects at max. 60 FPS (vsync) 1920 x 1080 ~150 without vsync.

      Looks great and plays pretty well, it seems to stutter when loading (I guess random quarter second freezes) that goes away as you play.

      Man I was waiting for this, thank you Valve.

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      • #33
        Curious how everyone has just trilinear enabled. L4D2 doesn't do aniso, or it's just not noticable in that game?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by curaga View Post
          Curious how everyone has just trilinear enabled. L4D2 doesn't do aniso, or it's just not noticable in that game?
          It does (up to 16x) and it sure is noticeable. The reson for this is probably that trilinear is the default setting.
          For me 16x is too much to get it running with a constant framerate >30fps and having a bit better visuals for loosing half of the fps is not an option ;-)

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          • #35
            Originally posted by droste View Post
            It does (up to 16x) and it sure is noticeable. The reson for this is probably that trilinear is the default setting.
            For me 16x is too much to get it running with a constant framerate >30fps and having a bit better visuals for loosing half of the fps is not an option ;-)
            16x has been standard for about a decade now; its like the least intrusive graphical option out there. I really can't imagine its causing THAT much an impact...

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            • #36
              Originally posted by gamerk2 View Post
              16x has been standard for about a decade now; its like the least intrusive graphical option out there. I really can't imagine its causing THAT much an impact...
              Oh yeah you're right. I was testing in "low" power mode :-) With "high" it's 60fps @ 16x aniso and even with 16x aniso and 8x msaa it's 60fps.

              /edit:
              I usually tune down the visual effects and resolution and play in low power mode.
              I like my pc to stay silent and cool when I'm playing games.
              Especially in the summer time when there's already enough heat in my room
              Last edited by droste; 05-06-2013, 12:07 PM.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by gamerk2 View Post
                16x has been standard for about a decade now; its like the least intrusive graphical option out there. I really can't imagine its causing THAT much an impact...
                If every texture lookup is up to 16x more expensive, it will hurt on lower-end cards with less texture units / slower VRAM. Like my 4350

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by curaga View Post
                  If every texture lookup is up to 16x more expensive, it will hurt on lower-end cards with less texture units / slower VRAM. Like my 4350
                  But again, you can run 16x AF with no impact going back to the FX days...a decade or so ago.

                  Really, I've never once gamed on Linux, but if AF is causing performance problems, then you have some SERIOUS problems to take care of.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                    Yes, that's because Arch (and now Gentoo) install the Ubuntu Unity tray libraries when installing Steam. Which is ridiculous (and doesn't work correctly anyway; it takes ages for the menu to pop up.) Again: FDO has a standard for the systray. Use it, goddammit :-P
                    http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Spec...usNotifierIcon

                    They did implement the spec. It's too bad that the only desktop to pick this up outside of KDE is Unity.

                    BTW, when not on a platform that handles the new spec (GNOME, XFCE, etc...), libappindicator will fall back to the old systray spec, so yes they are following the spec.

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                    • #40
                      Why doesn't it work then? Off all the apps I ever ran and tried, Steam is the only one with a systray entry that, plainly put, sucks balls. Why is that?

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by nightmarex View Post
                        I bought this game when phoronix said it was coming to Linux... That was some wait but worth it.
                        AMD 3Ghz 4 core, 8g ram
                        AMD 7870 2gb all effects at max. 60 FPS (vsync) 1920 x 1080 ~150 without vsync.

                        Looks great and plays pretty well, it seems to stutter when loading (I guess random quarter second freezes) that goes away as you play.

                        Man I was waiting for this, thank you Valve.
                        Some trick that works for me, when it starts I turn around, left right (mouse)

                        After 1 or 2 sec, the movement get fluent.

                        Its like you have to wake up the vid cars and or cpu.

                        I have noticed this on windows too,

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Gps4l View Post
                          Some trick that works for me, when it starts I turn around, left right (mouse)

                          After 1 or 2 sec, the movement get fluent.

                          Its like you have to wake up the vid cars and or cpu.

                          I have noticed this on windows too,
                          I edited the autoexec config to cl_forcepreload "1" and that really did the trick.

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                          • #43
                            Just bought the game, (it's 5 dollars so ) which one do I install though? There's one that says L4D2 (Beta) and then L4D2 Beta, I'm installing the one with the paranthesis around the beta cuz it links to the store page for L4D2 and the other one does not. It's 7.6 Gb and I really doubt the game is actually 13Gb big. Anyone know anything about this?

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Jebril View Post
                              Just bought the game, (it's 5 dollars so ) which one do I install though? There's one that says L4D2 (Beta) and then L4D2 Beta, I'm installing the one with the paranthesis around the beta cuz it links to the store page for L4D2 and the other one does not. It's 7.6 Gb and I really doubt the game is actually 13Gb big. Anyone know anything about this?
                              Left 4 Dead 2 (Beta) = stable game, many players, all platforms
                              Left 4 Dead 2 Beta = "unstable" branch, useless right now

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Jebril View Post
                                [..] I really doubt the game is actually 13Gb big. Anyone know anything about this?
                                It's ~12.5GiB.

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