On Mon, 9 Jul 2007, ollie at eillo.org wrote:
> Still you have to remember that Quake 3 was released in 1999. Thats
> 7 years ago . . .
> I actually had FEAR in mind when i said i wanted to play, as its
> supposed to be a fantastic game but it does have high requirements.
Does it work on Linux?
> The impression i get is that you should either get intel graphics
> in which case you can only play older games or you something really
That seems to be true. Though, to reiterate my previous point, there
appears to be no real difference between older (even 7 year old) and
newer games, in terms of game-play..
If you accept that point, then you might as well optimise the choice
towards the Xorg/DRI compatibility side - you'll still have the same
'gameplay' choices available to you.
If you don't accept that point, if you really must spend your money
on graphics cards from companies who are hostile to free software
(hence rewarding them for that hostility in effect), because you
simply can't live life without your games having the latest in 128x
Bubbly-Buffered, Uncle-Aliased, Chrome-Bumped eye-candy, then you'll
have to accept your Linux/BSD/Solaris experience will be held hostage
to the whims of the aforementioned free-software hostile
Your choice. ;)
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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