QUOTE (Gambit @ Mar 18 2010, 12:05 PM)
We get it, the tech demo was shitty. Even LOst will admit that if you ask him. Now stop making assumptions about everything based on a 2-year-old tech demo.
What else do we have to base our assumptions on?
QUOTE (kazade @ Mar 18 2010, 12:06 PM)
QUOTE (King InuYasha @ Mar 18 2010, 04:28 PM)
Especially since Wine can be finicky as hell on systems with graphics cards from everyone except nVidia, since most (if not all) of the devs for the Wine Project have nVidia systems, which is a good example of why you should try as many systems as possible to get stuff like that ironed out.
This was certainly the case until recently, but things have changed a lot, I've seen a number ATI patches committed recently. Also, MostAwesomeDude hangs around in #winehackers and he's an OSS driver dev which is helping both projects. It largely stemmed from the fact that ATI's Linux drivers sucked until recently - if you are coding a replacement for D3D you'll want a graphics card with decent drivers
Sonic 2 HD on Wine fails on Intel GMA 950, even though the GMA 950 supports enough OGL to run the game. However, it does run on the ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 on Linux through Wine, even though it is a few generations behind.
It might be worth reporting a bug to Wine, then again I guess you'd better test it on the Intel GMA 950 in Windows first.
Yeah, that's why I haven't sent a report yet. The laptop I tested on doesn't have Windows on it
. And I'm aware of many of the changes since I tested it. I just have yet to try Sonic 2 HD again on Wine, since the builds are way too old. I've been running a few Steam games in Wine recently and I know it works when I make it work.
Also with the work being done to make the OSS ATI drivers for the newest graphics cards first class, I'll be able to try it out on my new laptop soon enough. Also keeping an eye on nouveau too...
But it is a good example of what limited access to code and limited testing can do to a project, especially one like this.
This post has been edited by King InuYasha: 18 March 2010 - 01:01 PM