Although, I admit, if there's a Linux version of a game, I am much more likely to consider getting the game than I would otherwise. There's been a slow shift in the market to accept Linux as a viable platform and I absolutely love that. But until Linux has as much market share as OSX, than I doubt we're going to get the attention of AAA developers anytime soon. Although, I whole-heartedly believe that Linux will one day be a top tier OS standing alongside Windows and OSX in the marketplace, I still think that is probably many years off. In the mean time, developing Wine is a decent crutch to use until that time comes. I wouldn't recommend it for novice users. It's clearly a power-user tool, but it is a versatile one. And it has made an amazing amount of progress in recent years. Games like Borderlands and Portal 2 which would have been too painful to play a few years ago, run at almost native speeds now.
So...*where* can i get the LINUX CLIENTS for:
Call of Duty
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 4 modern Warfare
Call of Duty World at War
Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty Black Ops
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Company of Heroes
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
Men At War
Soldiers: Heroes of WW2
ArmA 2: OA
Ironfront: Liberation 1944
etc, etc, etc.
More than 50 of the best (IMHO, YMMV) games in DVD.
ALL games that i OWN LEGIT DVD copies, ALL games that for i payed with my HARD EARNED CASH.
Please...don't BS a BSer.
I'm all in favor for games for Linux but for my pre-"Steam Linux Support" era, i WANT WINE because there is no way in HELL that publishers will make new Linux binaries for them.
Valve did because it has an agenda...called SteamBox.
BIS did with their old titles because strong influence from Valve.
Small studios do it because of Valve is pushing them to do it because
i bet they are giving assistance/incentives because SteamBox.
EA/DICE will NOT do it...they kinda broke up with Steam...maybe one day for new titles/IPs (think 5-10 years from now) but not for old stuff.
Activision/Treyarch/InfinityWard ? NO WAY !
They will no bother at ALL...*maybe* with new titles/IPs (in same time frame than EA/DICE unless than SteamBox sells really well witch can push to a earlier support) but old stuff ?
Can anyone post the link deb file here, I am crazy to try it out
This is a string value and setting its value to 1 enables the "magic". It's the equivalent of setting the __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS env variable. As the name suggests, it's only for nvidia users that have the binary blob version 310 and up. I've tested it with SC2 and it doubled my frame rate. However, during the mission "Harvest of screams", when the weather effects happen, your fps will take a dive but it's not connected to the above. Maybe fog and particle effects? I don't know for sure.Code:HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/X11 Driver/NvThreads
I'm going to try Deus Ex: Human Revolution once again when I get the chance. That was a title that required StrictDrawOrdering and the performance was crap.
I can't say something for sure about Borderlands 2 though. Maybe after the battle in Overlook (protecting the lun where there's a lot of stuff happening on screen
Then again, time is working for Linux as it's very, very strong on the whole mobile sector and here the same rules apply: why should users switch away from Android/iOS to Windows? Especially if you've bought already many games/apps for a specific platform you might hesitate to just abandon it.
So, I would say that we've lost already when it comes to desktop gaming, granted we'll get ports because it's easier than ever but Linux will never be a very strong desktop gaming platform and many publishers will keep ignoring it. This is why I consider wine as very, very important. And I'm looking quite happily into the future, knowing that Unix (*BSD via iOS & PS4; Linux via Android) is the absolute leader on a future market.
Just tried, it works as expected, wow.Code:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz NVIDIA Corporation G96 [GeForce 9500 GT] KWIN without effects, unigine is running in a window at 800x600 vsync is off
Unigine valley under wine at 800x600 on a poor nvidia 9500GT
__GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=0 + WINE + Opengl: 11->25fps
__GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=0 + WINE + D3D + CSMT=disabled: 8->13fps
__GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=0 + WINE + D3D + CSMT=enabled: 11->21fps
__GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=0 + Native Opengl: 12->24fps
__GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 + WINE + Opengl: 13->24fps
__GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 + WINE + CSMT=disabled: 6->9fps
__GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 + WINE + CSMT=enabled: 10->20fps
__GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 + Native Opengl: 13->24fps
So in short in my system:
- __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 has a bad impact on WINE in all of the cases.
- CSMT enabled leads to 150..200% D3D wine performances without the new patch.
- Wine performs as the native version when using the opengl renderer.
Last edited by kokoko3k; 09-04-2013 at 08:46 AM.