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  • Dirtbox 11 Aug 2012 13:33:48 81,872 posts
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    I use opengl a lot and the only places where it doesn't have the same performance as dx is with more recent shader models and tessellation. Something the aged source engine doesn't have.

    Recent game engines would swing the other way in dramatic fashion.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 13:37:21 11-08-2012
  • Deleted user 11 August 2012 13:42:10
    Never really understood the mass move to direct3d, although I understand that directx was a good solution back in the day.

    Edited by CrispyXUK at 13:42:31 11-08-2012
  • Dirtbox 11 Aug 2012 13:46:45 81,872 posts
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    3 or 4 years ago I'd have agreed, but dx10 to 11 is so far ahead of ogl3 in terms of having framework in place for future advancement it's almost silly. opengl 3 was a disappointingly incremental update for everyone while dx10 was a complete re-write.

    Source is a dx9 engine, so doesn't see any benefit from using it whatsoever.

    That's not to say I don't like opengl, it's brilliant for a multitude of things, not least compatibility and awesome shit like webgl, but for ease of development and pushing the graphical envelope, directx is where it's at right now.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 14:06:21 11-08-2012
  • Hexagon 17 Aug 2012 15:22:40 352 posts
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    The Steam Linux beta should appear fairly soon according to this video interview with Gabe.
  • Ginger 27 Sep 2012 08:02:12 7,002 posts
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    Private beta starting next week, open beta for 1000 people next month. Looking for a wide range of hardware and only one game at the minute, L4D2.

    Details here http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/beta-late-than-never-3/

    Edited by Ginger at 08:03:48 27-09-2012
  • dominalien 27 Sep 2012 10:00:26 7,515 posts
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    Nice, took them less time than expected. :-) I'm hoping to get in on that.
  • Hexagon 28 Sep 2012 04:05:26 352 posts
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    Glad that this is moving forward. Hope things go well and they don't encounter too many obstacles.
  • Hexagon 29 Oct 2012 22:17:14 352 posts
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    http://www.valvesoftware.com/linuxsurvey.php
    Valve Linux Steam Client Beta Application

    We're looking for Linux gamers to install and test our new Steam for Linux client. We are primarily interested in experienced Linux users.

    In order to take the survey, you need to first login with your Steam account to link your response with your Steam ID.
  • dominalien 29 Oct 2012 22:21:24 7,515 posts
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    Hi Hexagon, nice to see you again :-)

    In a strange twist, the news made it to the EG front page earlier today. As was sadly expected, nobody cared. :-(
  • FanBoysSuck 29 Oct 2012 22:47:46 1,550 posts
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    I do, as do most of my PC gaming friends. I think it's down to how much we hate windows 8 more than anything though.
  • Hexagon 29 Oct 2012 23:55:01 352 posts
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    Just some more Linux news from Valve at the Ubuntu Developer Summit!

    Valve: Linux More Viable Than Windows 8 for Gaming
  • Hexagon 29 Oct 2012 23:56:36 352 posts
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    And some more!

    Half Life 3 Will Have Linux Support When They Actually Make It
  • Hexagon 29 Oct 2012 23:58:13 352 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    Hi Hexagon, nice to see you again :-)

    In a strange twist, the news made it to the EG front page earlier today. As was sadly expected, nobody cared. :-(
    Thank you! Didn't know I have a fan here. :cool:

    Really? I don't really check Eurogamer much for news ever since they took out blog view (or hid it in such a manner that it is too difficult for me to bother finding). I shall go take a look now, however!
  • warlockuk 30 Oct 2012 01:47:54 19,287 posts
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    Wonder when the beta will be available, then...
  • warlockuk 30 Oct 2012 01:50:38 19,287 posts
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    Looks like it'll have Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam 3: BFE
  • Hexagon 4 Nov 2012 01:15:31 352 posts
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    Here's a recap of all the Steam for Linux excitement that's been going on lately.
  • pinebear 4 Nov 2012 09:24:48 8,564 posts
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    Thanks Hxgn!
  • Hexagon 4 Nov 2012 14:41:29 352 posts
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    pinebear wrote:
    Thanks Hxgn!
    You're welcome, you who are no friend of vowels!
  • Hexagon 4 Nov 2012 16:21:45 352 posts
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    More related to Linux than to Steam: You can vote for Star Citizen from the maker of Wing Commander, Privateer, and Freelancer) to have Linux support as a stretch goal. No registration required, just vote! If this game comes to Linux, then it won't come without CryEngine 3!

    Poll: Additional Stretch Goals

    Edited by Hexagon at 16:22:19 04-11-2012
  • dominalien 7 Nov 2012 07:57:22 7,515 posts
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    \o/



    Edited by dominalien at 07:59:58 07-11-2012
  • Hexagon 7 Nov 2012 13:23:34 352 posts
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    [link url=http://store.steampowered.com/news/9289/]
    Steam for Linux Beta Now Available[/link] - Limited to 1 000 beta testers, over 60 000 people signed up...

    NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Boost to Linux Gaming - 304.51 driver performance of 142.7 fps versus 310.14 driver performance of 301.4 fps in beta build of Left for Dead 2...
  • dominalien 7 Nov 2012 18:53:14 7,515 posts
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    Looks like the native Steam broke the games installed in my Wine steam. Ah, crap. :-(
  • King_Edward 7 Nov 2012 18:57:18 11,471 posts
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    Can't have it both ways I guess.

    Very tempted to install Ubuntu and wait for this. 'coz I'm cheap.
  • dominalien 7 Nov 2012 19:08:48 7,515 posts
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    Hm, it really shouldn't have messed with my Steam installation in Wine. My work's cut out for me this evening, then. :-) I'll be making the games run again so I can not play them not because I can't, but because I have no time.
  • Deleted user 7 November 2012 19:22:43
    I really cant be arsed with Wine. I find that half the time i end up fiddling to get something semi working and then it is never good as native windows.

    So if Linux Steam aims to have a seamless experience as Windows then iam all over this. Sure will dual boot with Win 7 but will mean i can spend more time in Ubuntu which at the moment is for mostly fiddling. I love the open nature of Ubuntu, but i really cant be bothered with having to work out soultions to things which i really shouldnt have to.

    Look forward to the reports from beta testers as this is a step in right direction and will hopefully have knock on effect if gets popular enough. Simple things like proper drivers from manufacters such as Logitech (mice) or Asus (sound cards) at the moment everything is possible but requires effort or older non optimised drivers.
  • dominalien 7 Nov 2012 19:37:05 7,515 posts
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    Well, of course native apps will always be better than something running unofficially in Wine. But, it's a fantastic solution for the odd app when the alternative would be buying and installing full Windows, in a VM or otherwise. At this point, a lot of times it just works, without doing anything.

    On another note, it seems it's not the Steam beta which broke my Wine Steam games, only Wine itself. And here I was, looking forward to an evening of fun. :-(

    Edited by dominalien at 19:37:32 07-11-2012
  • warlockuk 7 Nov 2012 22:28:53 19,287 posts
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    Arf
  • Hexagon 7 Nov 2012 23:04:22 352 posts
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    warlockuk wrote:
    Arf
    "So easy, it must have been intentional." :D
  • warlockuk 8 Nov 2012 07:54:36 19,287 posts
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    Aye. You run the app and keep it on the dock and it'll say you're not in the beta. But if you right click the icon and pick Library, or Friends List or anything other than the initial landing page and you're in. :D

    Interesting, though it appears World of Goo doesn't like multiple monitors.
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