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  • #16
    fwiw, it runs well on my A10-6800k now that I've enabled dpm and properly installed the heatsink so my APU is no longer being fried.

    ...need to get an aftermarket sink for this thing when I next upgrade it; the stock aluminum one is barely cutting it in my itx case. lol

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    • #17
      Basically you can play the game with fglrx as well but you might need the lowest gfx settings to get a high framerate. With faster cards you can enable a bit more, but when the speed drops you get very extreme input lag. That does not even happen with slow nvidia cards, even with low fps. But it was a really cool gift, i hope much more Linux users can play the game now. The engine is older than Team Fortress 2, so it is a bit different.

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      • #18
        Runs perfectly well on an A8-6500 with the OSS drivers (i have compiled mesa, drm, xf86-ati and kernel from git). I just played a bit (until chapter 3) and it ran perfectly smooth with vsync on at 1440x900 even when there were tons of zombies around. No input lag.
        The Source games i played so far (TF2, DoD Source, L4D2) all ran perfectly well on the OSS radeon drivers. In fact the Half Life 1 based games (at least Day of Defeat 1) run slower for some reason.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by gradinaruvasile View Post
          ran perfectly smooth with vsync on at 1440x900 even when there were tons of zombies around. No input lag.
          You must have the reflexes of a potato then :-P

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          • #20
            Originally posted by RealNC View Post
            You must have the reflexes of a potato then :-P
            Hey, if my keyboard could handle more than two keys at a time I could easily play L4D2 with the open driver and mousekeys. ;p

            Seriously, though, runs great with settings maxed (except AA) and 1080p. Only thing I noticed was the mouse continued a little past when I stopped, but I think that may have more to do with my sensitivity settings (I haven't tweaked those much yet) and the fact that I'm using a bluetooth mouse.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Nobu View Post
              Only thing I noticed was the mouse continued a little past when I stopped, but I think that may have more to do with my sensitivity settings (I haven't tweaked those much yet) and the fact that I'm using a bluetooth mouse.
              Try enabling the raw mouse input.

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              • #22
                It looks like the Valve games are anything but true 64 bit Linux games. L4D2 contains .exe, DirectX9 files and "32 bit" Linux stuff.

                I guess that's why I got often hiccups while playing L4D2 on Linux (on Window$ on same PC runs fine) with GTX 560 Ti.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                  It looks like the Valve games are anything but true 64 bit Linux games. L4D2 contains .exe, DirectX9 files and "32 bit" Linux stuff.

                  I guess that's why I got often hiccups while playing L4D2 on Linux (on Window$ on same PC runs fine) with GTX 560 Ti.
                  It should be common knowledge that SSteam and all games underr it are 32 bit only. L4D2 runs perfectly on my 64 bit system (A8-6500, OSS drivers). One thing though - you have to have some free RAM to handle it. I have 8 GB and 2 GB is given to the video.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by gradinaruvasile View Post
                    It should be common knowledge that SSteam and all games underr it are 32 bit only. L4D2 runs perfectly on my 64 bit system (A8-6500, OSS drivers). One thing though - you have to have some free RAM to handle it. I have 8 GB and 2 GB is given to the video.
                    As I said, it runs fine on Window$ on same computer, so it's not about RAM, not to mention it's a lightweight game compared to other titles, I can run Metro etc fine on Window$. 4GB of ram is plenty.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                      It looks like the Valve games are anything but true 64 bit Linux games. L4D2 contains .exe, DirectX9 files and "32 bit" Linux stuff.

                      I guess that's why I got often hiccups while playing L4D2 on Linux (on Window$ on same PC runs fine) with GTX 560 Ti.
                      Runs fine here on my nvidia systems in linux.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                        As I said, it runs fine on Window$ on same computer, so it's not about RAM, not to mention it's a lightweight game compared to other titles, I can run Metro etc fine on Window$. 4GB of ram is plenty.
                        Well thats on Windows where most games use the directx api. On Linux you might get different results since the rendering is done in opengl, especially if you have a 64 bit system, where the memory usage is higher than on 32 bit.
                        Anyway, 64 bit Linux per se is not your problem. I have 64 bit Linux and an integrated AMD vid card + i use the open source drivers which arent even that fast as the proprietary ones, but L4D2 and other Source games run perfectly smooth (but i dont use antialiasing). Maybe the linux nvidia driver has isssues with some advanced effects or something.

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