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  • #16
    Originally posted by blinxwang View Post
    So does this mean Portal 2 and CS:GO are coming to GNU/Linux on Friday too?
    I hope so, at least for Portal 2. I can wait for CS:GO as I mostly just wanted that to add to my pool of available GMod models rather than to actually play it, but Portal 2 I've been wanting to play for ages and so far I have resisted the temptation to install it via Wine to try it out.

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    • #17
      I just want that controller too. After the last batch of demo videos, I think I really started to see the potential. Being able to customize a mixture of absolute and relative movement for each pad could work amazingly well.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by volca View Post
        Yep, the state the catalyst drivers are in calls for AMD to instead invest some more dev time into the mesa drivers instead. Just seeing how well it went with intel (although they do not use gallium3d) I think a lot could be done if they threw in some more devs. Personally I only have 1 game that works bad with radeon driver (Brutal Legend). All others are satisfactory.
        I think there are already only 1 linux-catalyst devs left at AMD. Did you realize that the last stable linux-catalyst is half a year old and that since a year every new version of linux-catalyst only hat 6 to 10 bugfixes and almost no new features? That cannot be the work of a dev TEAM. In contrast the Mesa/OSS team of AMD grew since the last year and especially the r600 and radeonsi drivers have seen big improvements.

        So I say, that AMD already is going in fact the INTEL way.

        IMHO - The only reason why there is 1 linux-catalyst dev left is, that they have to maintain linux-catalyst until openGL 4.4 and full openCL are in Mesa. Because there are many AMD enterprise customers depending on linux-catalyst for their FirePro Workstation/Server cards.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by IanS View Post
          I hope so, at least for Portal 2. I can wait for CS:GO as I mostly just wanted that to add to my pool of available GMod models rather than to actually play it, but Portal 2 I've been wanting to play for ages and so far I have resisted the temptation to install it via Wine to try it out.
          I'm also hoping that Portal 2 will get ported soon. I bought it a month ago when it was on sale, since it should eventually get ported. I installed it on Windows once, but I just can't get myself to boot into Windows anymore. It's like having to go to the dentist there is just no way you can enjoy it.

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          • #20
            Very surprised that people are interested in the controller. From the demo with CS:GO it looked like the guy was aiming at the targets in slow motion.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by BreezeDM View Post
              Very surprised that people are interested in the controller. From the demo with CS:GO it looked like the guy was aiming at the targets in slow motion.
              You know, playing CS:GO with it will probably be still incomparable to mouse and keyboard, unless of course they introduce a controller only matchmaking option. I want the controller for other games, not reaction time dependent shooters. Casual gaming on the couch with my wife, more like.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
                I think there are already only 1 linux-catalyst devs left at AMD. Did you realize that the last stable linux-catalyst is half a year old and that since a year every new version of linux-catalyst only hat 6 to 10 bugfixes and almost no new features? That cannot be the work of a dev TEAM. In contrast the Mesa/OSS team of AMD grew since the last year and especially the r600 and radeonsi drivers have seen big improvements.

                So I say, that AMD already is going in fact the INTEL way.

                IMHO - The only reason why there is 1 linux-catalyst dev left is, that they have to maintain linux-catalyst until openGL 4.4 and full openCL are in Mesa. Because there are many AMD enterprise customers depending on linux-catalyst for their FirePro Workstation/Server cards.
                I hope you're right. That would contrast with the fact the mesa drivers are not advancing very fast in regard of full GL 4.* support.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by volca View Post
                  I hope you're right. That would contrast with the fact the mesa drivers are not advancing very fast in regard of full GL 4.* support.
                  But really, they are advancing pretty quickly recently. A lot of features required for 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 are already done or at least started. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a jump to at least 4.1 or 4.2 within the next year.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by volca View Post
                    I hope you're right. That would contrast with the fact the mesa drivers are not advancing very fast in regard of full GL 4.* support.
                    yeah. the AMD oss team must be still small compared to the intel one and cannot help out very much with core-mesa stuff. However the pace for GL 4 seems to be ok for me, considering that even windows catalyst is still / has just reached openGL 4.3 and not 4.4.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by BreezeDM View Post
                      Who cares if we can get in the beta or not? On Friday we can get the Steam OS images and make our own Steam machines with blackjack and hookers. Shame catalyst drivers are in such a poor state, a steamroller APU would probably make a good inexpensive Steam machine.
                      You know what? Forget the Blackjack...

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