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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Carmack Interview

The folks at Beyond3D did a little interview with John Carmack on some technical aspects of DOOM3's rendering. It's weighty stuff, so if you're not really into this sort of detail, don't blame me if your hair catches fire. Most interesting to me (and pointed out by the good folks at Doom3Linux) is this blurb tacked on to the end of the article:

We'd also like to add that id's Marty Stratton has informed us that they're working on the Linux client and it will be made available as soon as possible.

Cedega 4.01 Released

Cedega 4.01 (formerly known as WineX) has been released. The big change here is that it supports DOOM3. Now I can play the game without any graphical corruption. It also tweaks City of Heros and Steam support. You can download a package or the CVS here (packages are for subscribers only) and read the release notes here.

While Cedega 4.01 does enable me to play the game properly, unfortunately it didn't give me 5-10 extra fps. I've been running some demo1 timedemos. As other sites suggested, 800x600 at medium detail does seem to be the "sweet spot." The only major speed up I can get is by disabling shadows. Unfortunately, that's one of the key "wow" factors in the game. I'll have to do some real playtesting to see how much it all helps. Hopefully the native binaries will give me at least a bit of a boost.

Monday, August 9, 2004

Linux DOOM3 Servers Spotted

The folks at Doom3Linux spotted some DOOM3 Linux servers, possibly hinting that the Linux binaries are right around the corner. I hope that's the case. I want to see the game in all its glory. Or at least as much glory as my system can handle :)

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