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Old 07-02-2005, 11:11 PM   #1
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DirectX for Linux


I was curious if there are any things out there that will speed up the frame rates on Linux system, because I know there is DirectX for Microsoft, but not all to sure about this. Because I was testing out the game on here (TuxRacer 3D), and my computer is a 3.2 Ghz Pentium 4, with 512 mb DDR RAM, and a 160 GB harddrive, and the framerate isn't even enough for smooth gameplay.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:29 PM   #2
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Your XF86Config-4 file in /etc needs to be be 'tuned'.

Did the game work ok when booted to the CD? If so, then log in to the CD as root (username and password are both root) and click on OS Center and reinstall X. There is an option for that I believe.

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Old 07-03-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
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Re: DirectX for Linux

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Originally posted by Archaic I was curious if there are any things out there that will speed up the frame rates on Linux system, because I know there is DirectX for Microsoft, but not all to sure about this.
There is no DirectX for Linux simply because this is created by Microsoft. There is however "Cedega" a comercial software that can play most windows games (even those that use DirectX) on linux boxes. Google "Cedega" if that interests you.

Linux programmers use another library to write fast graphics: OpenGL. See if TuxRacer uses OpenGL and if yes, if you have that installed.

As far as I can tell OpenGL is only for 3D graphics, so I don't know the equivalent to directX's DirectDraw for 2D graphics on Linux.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 12:32 PM   #4
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If you've got a nvidia or ati graphic card, make sure you install proprietary drivers.
 
  


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