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  • Deagleson
    started a topic Gaming with Open Source ATI drivers?

    Gaming with Open Source ATI drivers?

    Edit: The Fedora games spin failed to boot and so i tried running Ubuntu 9.10b with "http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu".
    Now i can finally boot up some games and even got WoW 3.2.x to run.
    (But its severly corrupted )
    Thanks to everyone who posted here, i learned allot.

    Hi, i was wondering how good the drivers for open source ATI drivers are now, when i used Ubuntu 9.04 i was not that impressed but hey, that was some months ago.
    And its not too long until Ubuntu 9.10 gets released so i was thinking of giving linux a new chance.
    (Since ATI moved DirectX 9.0 cards to legacy Windows 7 has not been that good of an experience. )

    I was thinking of games like World of Warcraft or Counter-Strike 1.6 and if the preformance is good enough maybe even Counter-Strike Source.

    My notebooks specs are:

    HP Compaq nw8440
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 @ 2,16 GHz
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 256mb
    4096mb ram
    320gb 5400rpm hdd

    Anyone got some tips how to get started, i can isntall and test myself but i may need some help or a simple how to since im not that good with linux yet.
    I have managed to set up a Atom / Ion media nettop successfully, but that was purely luck i guess.

    Thanks in advance,
    Deagleson
    Last edited by Deagleson; 10-18-2009, 08:16 AM.

  • Duhorigh73
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    Gaming with Open Source ATI drivers

    While we like the flexibilty and local adaptability of the Icons its too early for open source. It would be too easy to miss the fundamental values of GMS.

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  • Boerkel
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    It works perfect here on my Ubuntu/HD 2600 with radeon driver.

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  • pvtcupcakes
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    Yeah, I think World of Goo was the first game to actually work with the new 6xx/7xx 3D driver.

    I was so happy that a Real Game ran that I even bought a copy of WOG.
    I remember when it didn't work so well on my gpu.
    It kind of worked, but it flickered and flashed so badly that it wasn't worth playing.

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  • bridgman
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    Yeah, I think World of Goo was the first game to actually work with the new 6xx/7xx 3D driver.

    I was so happy that a Real Game ran that I even bought a copy of WOG.

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  • Deagleson
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    Originally posted by whizse View Post
    No, the game may be in 2D, but it uses OpenGL. Running it without any 3D acceleration will make you very unhappy.
    Sorry for posting that.
    I dident know World of Goo actually used OpenGL to accelleration.

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  • SolidSteel144
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    Originally posted by whizse View Post
    No, the game may be in 2D, but it uses OpenGL. Running it without any 3D acceleration will make you very unhappy.
    Which I found out the hard way on Karmic.
    Well! Time to reinstall F12 for the 3rd time. It keeps on giving me errors after I install the experimental mesa package.

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  • RahulSundaram
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    yum install mesa-dri-drivers-experimental

    Originally posted by whizse View Post
    No, the game may be in 2D, but it uses OpenGL. Running it without any 3D acceleration will make you very unhappy.
    True but any games using OpenGL should work fine if you yum install mesa-dri-drivers-experimental in the current Rawhide leading to Fedora 12. Of course, they are still "experimental" drivers. So report any problems in http://bugzilla.redhat.com.

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  • whizse
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    Originally posted by Deagleson View Post
    World of Goo in a 2D game so it should run flawless.
    And i think nearly all of the ATI gpu's got good 2D accelleration with the open-source drivers.
    No, the game may be in 2D, but it uses OpenGL. Running it without any 3D acceleration will make you very unhappy.

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  • Deagleson
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    World of Goo in a 2D game so it should run flawless.
    And i think nearly all of the ATI gpu's got good 2D accelleration with the open-source drivers.

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