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Tuesday, June 7, 2005

icculus. plan Update

Ryan "icculus" Gordon updated his .plan with this news on some cool things he's been able to add to UT2K4 in Linux since the release of the most recent NVIDIA drivers.

So the latest Nvidia Linux drivers added support for the extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, which, to those not in the know, gives OpenGL functionality roughly equivalent to Direct3D's concept of render targets... this is the render-to-texture support that has been sorely needed for several bits of important functionality: namely, detailed shadows, motion blur, the Hellbender license plate, and the scoreboard in DM-Morpheus. I have this roughly working in my codebase already (the extension is sweet and exactly what I've wanted since ut2003 shipped). An hour of effort got me an upside down license plate and blocky shadows, so this isn't ready for the public yet, but it looks like you'll have this sooner or later after all. If the extension shows up in MacOSX, I'll support it there, too.

Cool stuff! Also, he throws in his two cents on Apple's plans to switch to x86 chips.

The Master comments: Two cents? I'd say he threw about two dollars in there, soaked in Ebola virus.

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