Phoronix: New Ryan Gordon Game Port Goes Into Beta
A game that Ryan Gordon has been porting to Linux for some time has just went into an open beta testing process. However, it's not Unreal Tournament 3 that went from being potentially one of the greatest games for Linux to an uncertain future to now being dead, but it's a much smaller game...
I tried it, but it runs TERRIBLY on my RadeonHD 4550. It runs worse than even Enemy Territory/Doom engine-based games. Aquaria ran at 1FPS all the way 'til the title screen, and it took about 4 minutes to drag the mouse over, click "Exit," and wait for the program to quit.
This is with today's git checkouts of Mesa, libdrm, xf86-video-ati, kernel 2.6.32, KMS, you name it. Most every other (3D) game I've tried works more or less perfectly, but Aquaria is completely unplayable.
Too bad -- the videos I've seen look stunning. I'd love to play this game, but it's just not possible.
Hmm, it seems fast enough on my HD 3200. The problem I have is that besides my character and one rock I can't see anything. And there's clearly stuff out there which my character is bumping in to. Hope Richard will fix this soon