[quake2] Questions about Quake2 and Solaris :-)
paradox at enterprise.tanabi.org
Fri Jun 14 02:17:39 EDT 2002
> sorry that I missed the thread.. Hello Steve,.. Are you running
> Solaris 8 later than 04/01.. (as in Solaris 8 07/01 10/01, 02/02 or an MU
> later than MU4)? I have found that the old sound code does -not- work well
> with recent versions of Solaris 8.. It complains about some invalid ioctls
> (if I recall correctly).. I have new routines that work but they are not
> in the 0.12 version yet. (changed jobs recently and it's hell on earth
> at the new job).
Yes, I'm running the latest Solaris 8. Ahh, well, glad my
hardware's not broke or something ;-) Just got this machine after all :-D
And yes, the problem is with ioctl, so I think you've hit the nail on the
> Also, if you have an Elite3D M4, it's still not enough to get
> decent GLX performance.. You need an Expert3D (-NOT- the lite version)..
> (that's what the SUN people said.. Since I only have an Ultra2 at 300Mhz with
> a Creator3D, I have not been able to verify that statement).
Aww, so sad :-( No hardware accelerated goodies for me :-(
What do you run for optimal Sun quake happiness as far as
mode/resolution/etc.? It seems like XIL using the "xil_set_window_size"
command is where the winning is for me. I can crank it up to any size and
it works pretty well -- it looks a little "muddy" the higher it goes since
it's expanding a 320x240 window, but it's okay. It's a little jerky, but
I think that's a mouse problem ;-P Never realised how nice the USB mouse
is til now, heehee.
Do you think getting a 64 bit compile would make the thing run any
better? I honestly have very little idea as to what good a 64 bit program
will do when a program's written with all 32 bit data though.
> For the sound problem: instead of using "quake2", use "sdlquake2"
> after you install SDL by yourself or from the "Software Companion CD" that
> came with Solaris 8.. That will fix the sound problem. I will work on
> fixing the main binary ("quake2") next.. I hope this helps.. Do you want a
> tarball of the complete set of Solaris8/sparc binaries? I have not made a
> package yet.. should be in a couple weeks and this should make life -MUCH-
> easier for people who want to install Quake2 under Solaris..
I've temporarily nailed the problem by disabling audio on the
command line with commands someone else posted. I don't have speakers on
the sun machine yet, so I'm happy with the sound off :-) I definitely
appreciate your eagerness to provide the goodies though! :-)
> PS: Drop me a line if you find other problems, I'm (trying to)
> maintain(ing) the Solaris part of the port... :)
No problem. And if you want me to test, I'm always happy to help.
I've got a decent amount of sun hardware lying around here.
I appreciate your help,
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