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    Phoronix: NetBSD Working On DRM ioctl Support, Eventually To Allow Steam On Linux Gaming Support

    In addition to better Wine support on NetBSD thanks to Google Summer of Code 2019, another student developer has been working on DRM ioctl support including when running their Linux emulation packages. Ultimately the hope is they can run the Steam Linux binary on NetBSD to enjoy gaming with DRM+Mesa...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...DRM-ioctl-GSoC

  • aht0
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    NetBSD's Linux ABI is based on OpenSuSE 13.1, FreeBSD's on CentOS6 (tho '7' can be used).

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  • Xaero_Vincent
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    An ambitious project. Hope it's able to get somewhere. Steam on NetBSD is one thing but as the the Steam on FreeBSD project has shown in the past, it doesn't mean most games on Steam will work. In fact, IIRC only a few Valve Linux games worked on FreeBSD and without any sound. The Linux ABI translation layer has to be fairly modern and advanced for solid support.

    A better effort would be to advance Wine support to FreeBSD and Linux support levels, including porting Vulkan, D9VK and DXVK to properly support the latest games. Most big AAA titles are skipping Linux now that Proton is working well and in many cases better than a half-assed native port would.
    Last edited by Xaero_Vincent; 07-10-2019, 09:13 PM.

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  • Chewi
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    Woohoo, I'll finally be able to run Steam on my kettle!

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  • tildearrow
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    *Steam on NetBSD

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