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  • duby229
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    Originally posted by L33F3R View Post
    noone said wine was a gaming solution. When i say works i mean has an enjoyable framerate with minimal problems. Im no hardcore gamer anymore so I dont feel its worth my time to restart every time I want to play a small game. With the binary driver i have the option to use wine, with the open source driver i dont. The binary driver has given 'ME" more freedom dispite being closed source.

    One good thing about linux is choice. You want an open source driver to run fast 2D and to aid in kernel upgrades, thats cool. I want 3D, so i pick the closed source. Its fine to say wine hinders linux porting projects but to say its garbage in the middle of a debate about driver performance is in itself a fallacy.
    I have to admit that I believe that wines utter dependence on the behavior exhibited by nvidia blob is indeed a design flaw. It's one thing to say that wine works well with nvidias driver, its something totally different and wrong to say that it is because of the driver..

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  • duby229
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    Originally posted by Melcar View Post
    If he can get a x1950xt for less than $30, that would be a deal. Besides, who needs WINE for games? It never works. If you really want to play Windows games, make yourself an extra Windows partition.
    That's my sentiment exactly, though I have to admit there is a slight problem with this thinking. We still need to support gaming on linux. However the best way to do that is to buy games that will be counted as a linux sale. Playing a video game in wine is not going to do that.

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  • L33F3R
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    noone said wine was a gaming solution. When i say works i mean has an enjoyable framerate with minimal problems. Im no hardcore gamer anymore so I dont feel its worth my time to restart every time I want to play a small game. With the binary driver i have the option to use wine, with the open source driver i dont. The binary driver has given 'ME" more freedom dispite being closed source.

    One good thing about linux is choice. You want an open source driver to run fast 2D and to aid in kernel upgrades, thats cool. I want 3D, so i pick the closed source. Its fine to say wine hinders linux porting projects but to say its garbage in the middle of a debate about driver performance is in itself a fallacy.

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  • Melcar
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    "It works for me" fallacy. Fact is that it doesn't work for many other titles. Most of the time you have to get creative and do hacks to WINE for a game to even install or run, and the ones that do run do so at reduced performance/quality. Yeah, my favorite games work fine, but many others on my library do not; and it's not a driver issue because the games don't even install properly to play.
    WINE as a gaming solution is far from optimal. Some games work, and if yours happens to be one of them then fine. But for high end gaming and running the latest AAA Windows titles, just bite the bullet and set up a small Windows partition.

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  • L33F3R
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    Originally posted by Melcar View Post
    If he can get a x1950xt for less than $30, that would be a deal. Besides, who needs WINE for games? It never works. If you really want to play Windows games, make yourself an extra Windows partition.
    wine works for me out of the box when it comes to most of my games. eg. stronghold crusader or GTA:SA. Infact I have a very good success rate with wine for titles over 2 years old.

    That said. I use the dreaded proprietary nvidia driver.

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  • Melcar
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    If he can get a x1950xt for less than $30, that would be a deal. Besides, who needs WINE for games? It never works. If you really want to play Windows games, make yourself an extra Windows partition.
    Last edited by Melcar; 06-02-2009, 07:55 PM.

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  • Kano
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    If you want to play a more demanding game you currently NEED fglrx. If you want to use a newer distro with Xserver 1.6 you already lost with your purchase. If you want to play only games which are absolutely not demanding and you do not wan to use wine, a much cheaper card would be enough.

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  • adamk
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    It is so good that you only can use oss driver and fgrlx up to 9-3. If you buy that you must be extra stupid.
    Wow, that's rude. You really are quite an ass, sometimes.

    If you can find an x1950 at a reasonable price, it is a good purchase if you want open source drivers, which is exactly what the original poster wanted.

    If you have such problems with the open source drivers, feel free to not use them, but don't be such a jerk and call other people stupid because they use them.

    Adam

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  • Kano
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    It is so good that you only can use oss driver and fgrlx up to 9-3. If you buy that you must be extra stupid.

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  • L33F3R
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    for open source drivers x1950 is a good card.

    maybe its just me, who has never had a problem with a broken blob. Please explain to me how often the Nvidia driver breaks, especially when its updated as often as it is.

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