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Old 08-06-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Direct X Equivelant?

is there a Direct X Equivelant in linux without using wine or cedega?
Old 08-06-2004, 03:18 PM   #2
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In what way? Linux programs would not require DirectX as it does not exist in linux, choosing instead to use either SDL or OpenGL (or a combination of the two) or Allegro. If you're thinking of programming DirectX then stick with windows.
Old 08-06-2004, 03:25 PM   #3
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well i ran Quake 3 arena and its slow as hell and i do not use wine or anything i just installed from the windows cd and ran the linux point release for linux to convert files to linux and such and it does run but runs very porly
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I have run quake3 for linux just fine (was quite fast and what not) besides, isn't the quake engine OpenGL dependent?
Old 08-06-2004, 04:11 PM   #5
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If you are not using the correct drivers for you graphics card, you are lucky to even start Quake 3 .

If you've got a Nidia or ATI, grab the Linux drivers from the manufacture's homepage and install them. Nvidia is quite simple to install (search the forum for some tutorials) and have a great performance, including TV-out (in the case you need that feature)..
Old 08-06-2004, 04:24 PM   #6
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If I recall, Golan has a thread about that in the game forum... For a DirectX equivalent, try SDL or ClanLib.


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