Finally, the possible break to move gaming to Linux/Mac? 4 replies

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#1 13 years ago

Its a ATI software that allows DX functions to be translated to Open GL functions.

IMHO htis could very well be the thing that allows DX games to move to Linux/Mac OS.


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#2 13 years ago

It's certainly another gap filled. But breakthrough? No. This is the kind of area where the only way a true breakthrough with this kind of thing is going to happen is when everything is finished and works. Up until then, it's 'just' progress in the right direction.


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#3 13 years ago

"ATI has open sourced software that converts the DX 9 (API) into Open GL..." - edited for clarity...

Well, that should greatly improve ATI's standing with the Open community. It should also help the likes of Wine, Cadega, and ReactOS...

I wonder which would be better, Cedega with its DirectX API, or Cedega with ATI's conversion tool???



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#4 13 years ago

Gaming on Linux and Mac just got better..


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#5 13 years ago

You got to remember too, not all gamers are technically inclined like us; linux scares them or they never heard of it, and they are still stuck in theworld where Macs suck. Linux is getting a lot better, user friendly wise but there is always room for improvement. However, If i really wanted to, i could switch completly to Linux for all i use my computer for.... most people could actually. Internet, Email, word processing, Chat, you can do all these things on Linux just as easily as you can windows...