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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    If you ask me, NVIDIA's Nalu is still better than ATI's Ruby. Though at least Ruby is an open-source girl
    Speaking of which, it would be nice if either or both companies released one (or all ) of their technical demos for Linux too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetargos View Post
    Speaking of which, it would be nice if either or both companies released one (or all ) of their technical demos for Linux too
    OMG, one hour ago I exactly thought about the same thing Many of these techdemos are written in OpenGL, even the newer ones, so it would be possible.

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    I know at least nVidia uses OpenGL on many of their tech demos (I'm not so sure about AMD-ATI). Most prominently I remember the demos for NV15-20 (the marching toys demo and the Werewolf demo, dunno if the Squid demo was in OpenGL) were in OpenGL. I believe the Nalu and Dawn/Dusk demos were Direct3D, though, showcasing Shader Model 3.0 and 2.0 technology (respectively), but then again, I could be wrong.

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    I don't know if the Humus Demos available for Linux could be considered official ATI tech demos for Linux, since he has been working for ATI (or at least I believe so) for some now... Hopefully AMD still employs him.

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    Seems he left AMD on 03-Sept... To develop games... How interesting.
    Last edited by Thetargos; 09-11-2007 at 04:21 PM.

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    Hahaha!! Just tried to run the Glow demo from Humus on my nVidia setup and got this:

    Code:
     ./Glow-32 
    [Missing extensions]
    The following required OpenGL extensions are supported:
    
    GL_ARB_vertex_program
    GL_ARB_fragment_program
    
    Too bad, these required OpenGL extensions aren't supported by the graphic card and driver you're using:
    
    GLX_ATI_render_texture
    
    This application will now exit.
    Gave a good laugh! Seems that after all, you can still do some "localized" demos in OpenGL for Linux for a particular hardware platform! Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post


    vs.



    If you ask me, I prefer the first
    If I had to pick between those two, I would have to say the first also.

    But I gotta say Luna is my pick, the demo Nvidia has got of her to showcase HDR is sweet


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