04-13-2012, 02:24 PM
Silly comparison IMO.
Originally Posted by storma
Perhaps you don't hear it that often is due to Mac OS being another even more expensive closed source OS if you already have a Windows PC, that will not only drive your equipment cost up, but also the update cost.
04-13-2012, 02:59 PM
If I were Valve, I'd probably have a run-of-the-mill gaming hardware setup with Steam on top of linux. The linux games would be labeled with a "Works on Steambox" seal of approval. All other games would require a Windows computer that's capable of running the game on the same network. The PC would then run the game sandboxed and stream everything to the console in an OnLive style gaming setup without the OnLive style input lag.
04-14-2012, 04:52 PM
Last edited by Khudsa; 04-14-2012 at 04:54 PM.
04-15-2012, 06:05 PM
That's at the API level. Different hardware does different things at the driver level. On most NVIDIA hardware, for example, shader constants are injected into the shader binary at draw call time by the driver (known as shader patching). This can be a substantial performance hit - substantial enough, that many PS3 games manually do the constant patching on SPUs instead of leaving it to the firmware.
Originally Posted by Pickle
It's not as easy as compile once, use anywhere. The compilation done at the API level is more of an intermediate step, with additional work done at runtime.
04-16-2012, 03:41 PM
04-16-2012, 04:40 PM
Updating to Ubuntu 12.04 and confirmation on Valve's Linux plans? What a week!
Originally Posted by Michael
04-20-2012, 12:56 PM
Am I the only one who got no reply from Gabe?
04-20-2012, 10:51 PM
Okay, it's basically confirmed before Michael even goes:
Go to 11:00 minutes, and Gabe mentions that he's been "working with a team on Linux."
AHHHH!! This is awesome.
04-21-2012, 04:31 PM
Isn't anybody going to complain that this isn't "official" because it's not mentioned on the Valve website?
Originally Posted by snuwoods
"HURR!!! DERE IZN'T ANY VEEDEEO SO DAT WUZ PROBBLY A FAKE!!!!!!1111one"
We could really use another good plague.
04-21-2012, 04:34 PM
We should know a lot more next week. Sit down and relax.