I absolutely accept the point that there is no difference in game play.
Have a look at igns top 25 pc games
http://pc.ign.com/articles/082/082403p1.html and see how many
games there were released after 2000 – few or none.
I see the original Civilization at #4 – I don’t think anyone
Bought that for the graphics.
The problem is no one makes "old" games anymore and you
can only play them so many times.
Again what it breaks down to is that unless you want to play the
same old games over and over you will eventually have to
get a graphics card that will handle the new games.
Again I take your view on graphics cards and drivers but
I wouldn’t boycott ATI or NVIDIA because of it. If we
boycotted every piece of hardware that had a proprietary driver
written for it by the manufacturer, Linux wouldn’t be
where it got today.
On Mon, 9 Jul 2007 14:13:55 +0100 (IST), paul at clubi.ie wrote:
> 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. ;)
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