OLS: Open source graphics drivers
Posted Jul 21, 2006 5:58 UTC (Fri) by drag
In reply to: OLS: Open source graphics drivers
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Ya. I don't know. The only thing that matters is that it works. OpenGL and SDL are held in higher esteeme by most game makers.. Thats probably why all the major engines that run on Direct3D in Windows also have a option to render themselves on OpenGL. More 'indie' game makers seem to choose SDL over DirectX, or at least that is the impression that I get.
Not trying to belabor the point of the importance of games, but here is a whole army of game makers out there making things for linux. Check out Happypenguin.com some time. They are getting quite prolific. I think that they are due for more love or at least attention buy distros.
Or put it in the other way look at the Wine application database.
People trying to games to work under Wine have created 1180 entries. The next highest group of applications are 'multimedia' with only 397 entries. 17 out of the top 25 applications are games. And all of those except one (the poker game) is 3D.
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