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  • phoronix
    started a topic Here Is Valve's Source Engine Left 4 Dead 2 On Linux

    Here Is Valve's Source Engine Left 4 Dead 2 On Linux

    Phoronix: Here Is Valve's Source Engine Left 4 Dead 2 On Linux

    Valve's SIGGRAPH 2012 presentation last night -- about the Source Engine on Linux and their experiences with maximizing the OpenGL performance of their game engine on Linux -- was a success...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1Njc

  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
    Eww.... what you mean is that they're promoting always on internet connection DRM. Sorry but I'll pass on that.
    It's 100% optional, so that has got to be the worst DRM ever conceived. Either that, or, you know, it's just an awesome feature they've added for people who like to play on multiple machines.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
    Here's the thing about that. That may be fine for OpenArena and Xonotic but that's because from a game perspective they're absolutely tiny... the packages for them are only about 1GB Just try that with the AAA games that usually are 10GB in size or larger nowadays...
    Yes, but when they are on the disk, they do run fine which is not what you were implying before. And you can launch games from your hard-drive to play - which I used to do all the time before the R600 Gallium3D drivers advanced well enough that I could play Penumbra, Doom 3, Quake 4, and ET:QW with acceptable performance. When it comes to seeing the various options for your graphics hardware, I can not recommend it enough. Works well on both Nvidia and ATI/AMD hardware.

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  • rustybroomhandle
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    Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
    Eww.... what you mean is that they're promoting always on internet connection DRM. Sorry but I'll pass on that.
    Steam has always had an offline mode. I use it all the time.

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  • Luke_Wolf
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    Originally posted by Nille View Post
    Valve Promote that there is Cloud Space for Save Games and Game Settings etc. I think the idea is not so Bad. The biggest Problem are the GPU drivers.

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    I hope they Release the Game soon. I have psc in my pocket that w8 only for L4D2 on Linux.
    Eww.... what you mean is that they're promoting always on internet connection DRM. Sorry but I'll pass on that.


    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    There actually is a Live-DVD based Linux gaming distribution:
    http://supergamer.org/

    It actually works fairly well, and I only have 4 GB of memory.
    Here's the thing about that. That may be fine for OpenArena and Xonotic but that's because from a game perspective they're absolutely tiny... the packages for them are only about 1GB Just try that with the AAA games that usually are 10GB in size or larger nowadays...

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  • Forceflow
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    Just FYI, here's my report on what I heard/saw at the talk:

    http://www.forceflow.be/2012/08/09/v...l-anniversary/

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    There actually is a Live-DVD based Linux gaming distribution:
    http://supergamer.org/

    It actually works fairly well, and I only have 4 GB of memory.

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  • FutureSuture
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    Originally posted by boot View Post
    Just a quick note to let everyone know that a part of the Valve Linux team will be presenting at SIGGRAPH 2012; specifically the Birds of a Feather program.
    Tonight (6 PM in the Gold Ballroom - Salon 3 of the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live), Rich Geldreich will be talking about our experience in porting Left 4 Dead 2 to Ubuntu 12.04. The talk focuses on our optimization efforts and is mainly visual; including a short time demo video, Telemetry results, and other visual media. The team will be available for questions afterwards.
    After SIGGRAPH, we'll post anything we have to share on the blog.
    Just wanted to point out that Rich's surname literally means Moneyrich in German.

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  • kwahoo
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    Originally posted by AJSB View Post
    ...and back to topic...video Video VIDEO !!!

    We want the freaking video !!!
    Valve Time

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  • Nille
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    Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
    #2. Unless it's a liveUSB it's read-only, which guess what? means no saves, no updates, no mods.
    Valve Promote that there is Cloud Space for Save Games and Game Settings etc. I think the idea is not so Bad. The biggest Problem are the GPU drivers.

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    I hope they Release the Game soon. I have psc in my pocket that w8 only for L4D2 on Linux.

    Leave a comment:

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