This isnt going to change. You're asking valve to change steam into something that it shouldnt be.
Originally Posted by DrYak
Here is part of the problem, just my opinion of course, is that in order for Michael to get what he wants he'll need to distribute the tests through PTS much like how the OSS games are benched now. That isnt going to happen. He'll never get what he wants. Not unless he's willing to contact distributors and make deal with them.
I agree also about the loading times, but the games are working fine for me.
Originally Posted by widardd
And I know Valve is working on the long loading times on Linux.
Besides LFD2, the games run good on my hardware.
HD5750 (1gig ram) AMD phenom II X4. 3.2ghz
I use the latest Catalyst beta drivers.
All Valve games do seem to suffer from some loading issue. It takes a bit before they run smooth.
openSUSE 12.3 64 bit, kde with almost every eye candy option disabled. and Cool and Quiet, turned off in the bios.
That last part, has to do with what Micheal found out, about the governor.
This bios solution comes from croteam, the guys who make serious sam 3.
That was months ago, but that article about the latest kernel being faster, reminded me about the governor.
The difference in SS3 was nice, but the beta driver supporting openGL4, gave performance like on windows.
Maybe even better but I am biased.
( pc is dual boot, openSUSE openlGL vs W7 DirectX )
Why I am very interested in SS3 benchmarks.
The developers of the game have stated the game should run a little bit faster on Linux.
And told us, amd and nvidia were working on the drivers.
Now we just need a Minecraft benchmark as well, and the boys favorite games are covered
Also looking forward to an Intel graphics Team Fortress 2 benchmark.
BTW. Just upgraded to a premium account
Do you know anything more about this? Because there is a loading issue in Expeditions: Conquistador as well, which results in multiple-minute loading times on Linux compared to nearly instantaneous loads on Windows. There is probably some function related to resource loading that works fast on Windows and slow on Linux...
Originally Posted by Gps4l
I'm not denying the usefulness of benching games like TF2, what I find annoying is how people act like it is the only test that matters, when as far as I'm aware Xonotic is more GPU demanding than TF2. I'm also tired of the chronic nagging at Michael regardless of how many times he has to tell people why he didn't use such tests.
Originally Posted by tomato
Synthetic benchmarks and older games might not be that useful, but the purpose of the benchmarks is to show progress between drivers. You don't need a popular game to do that.
Probably due to the fact that the latest Catalyst beta improves OpenGL performance massively as well as fixes the latency issues in Source games (especially and mainly TF2).
Originally Posted by schmidtbag
Interestingly enough, minecraft would make a good automated benchmark because anyone can have the client download x version of the game. They built in the ability to download old versions. Also, the game can be launched via command line. It is also one of the most popular games of all time and quickly heading for the number 1 spot, which means it is relevant to allot of gamers. It would be interesting to see how well it performs on the open-source drivers.
Yes, and Minecraft would also be a pretty good benchmark of both CPU, GPU and even Java performance. It could even be interesting to see some benchmarks showing the performance difference between different open source JVMs (OpenJDK, JamVM, Cacao) and Oracles VM.