Phoronix: Ryan Gordon Ports HGE To Linux, Then Releases Code
Ryan Gordon has just written on the Wolfire blog about porting the HGE engine to Linux and Mac OS X operating systems...
Eh, if hammerfight is an example, it's still got a long way to go.
Hammerfight is impossible to play on my 2.1 GHZ dual core AMD w/ 4gigs of ram and an nvidia 8600gt... Ticks along at like 4 - 14 FPS.
Seriously unplayable. And it's just a 2-D game.
Your system exceeds the minimum system requirements. So you don't need a new PC:
CPU: 2.0 GHz (x86 compatible)
RAM: 256 MB
GPU: OpenGL-compatible with 64 MB VRAM
Maybe you're using an open source driver (they're very slow). That would be the most probable cause for the performance issues.
~/.local/share/Hammerfight/Config.ini and changing the line:
will help you.
That guy is a diamond