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  • #16
    Dota 2 works quite well on Catalyst

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    • #17
      I bought the NS2 deluxe pre-order edition sometime back in 2009. The game is excellent and they continuously develop the game further by fixing bugs in a timely manner and also by adding new features every now and then. What I like the most, is how they really listen to the community's opinion about everything. It has earned them a hardcore army of followers.

      When I first read about the Linux version in their official announcement, I almost dropped down from my chair. People had been nagging for the Linux version (at least server side stuff) for so long, and now out of nowhere they had a full working game ported? Damn!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Sverro2 View Post
        Weird... Dota 2 works great here. The only bug I notice is the HUGE font in the chat window. That' s it. It runs perfect (also on NVIDIA)
        I also have that font bug. Which GPU do you use?

        I know I'm not the only one complaining:
        https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Dota-2/issues/577
        https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=167325
        http://steamcommunity.com/app/570/di...3919386396281/

        I tested Dota 2 with a Geforce 9500GT, 9600GT and GTX760 (driver 319, kernel 3.10). Those 3 cards ran Dota 2 with 60FPS + on windows, yet on Linux the 9500GT was only good for playing against bots (under 30FPS). The 9600GT averaged 40-50FPS and the GTX760 capped at constant 60FPS running perfect with an expensive GPU. Using "cl_showFPS 2" (a console command that works with most source games) shows current, lowest and highest FPS you could see the 9500 and 9600 dropping to 1FPS in some instances. Something I have never experienced on Windows.

        PS: I also tested it on an AMD E450 (Radeon HD 6320) got 20FPS in Linux same in Windows, but I think that's because the CPU is the bottle neck. Changing the graphics quality doesn't even effect the FPS which added to my CPU bottle neck theory. Another test was done just out of curiosity using nouveau, but it failed miserably suppose I had to use mesa git.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by ChemicalBrother View Post
          Huge disappointment? He tested it with an Intel video card. If something is disappointing, than the Intel open-source driver, not Dota 2 in Linux.
          Did you actually read the post? The dota2 Linux port is crap quality.

          It compiles 11k shaders, when the windows one does ~200. How can you blame that on the drivers? Hm?

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          • #20
            So I just bought the deluxe edition for this on Steam. Anybody know if it has crossfire support?

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            • #21
              The game is a buggy mess thanks to the newest patches. Unvanquished is in its alpha and is far more stable...

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              • #22
                Originally posted by curaga View Post
                Did you actually read the post? The dota2 Linux port is crap quality.

                It compiles 11k shaders, when the windows one does ~200. How can you blame that on the drivers? Hm?
                I read it and there was no additional information in the original post. It only stated the fps on the different systems. I told him that and then he added more information over an over again. So why do you blame me for reading the originial post, that had no information?

                Also did you read the post itself? I don't think so.

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                • #23
                  System Requirements lol?

                  Steam page for NS2 doesn't list sys reqs for LINUX.

                  The game is available for purchase on Steam for 23$. The price fell 2$! Though how did I buy this game paying only 7$? I waited until Humble Bundle released it and purchased it with my Bitcoins, that's how! Also I got Garry's Mod plus a shitload of other games, lol. Though most are for Windows bleh!

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