[ut2004] Tuning guide?
petehoff at pacbell.net
Tue May 18 02:34:21 EDT 2004
John Bailo wrote:
>On Sunday 16 May 2004 15:55, Peter Hoff wrote:
>>Not trolling, I'm totally serious. I haven't done a comparison on my own
>>system, as I only run Linux. As I said, it's playable, but the
>>performance isn't great. A friend of mine dual boots and performance is
>>significantly better on Windows. IIRC, he has:
>>either 512 or 1024M RAM
>>GeForce FX 5900
>>SuSE 8.2/Windows XP
>Ok, so you have a faster machine with more memory.
>But you have a different vid card and you are using an older version of Suse.
>I guess I have to take the challenge and install UT2004 on my Windows
>partition. I've been meaning to do it any way since the whole thing is half
>for fun and half and experiment to see if Linux can handle gaming. My
>personal experience obviously differs from yours.
>As far as GeForce vs Radeon -- does GeForce supply it's own Linux drivers? Or
>do you use drivers from the Suse distribution ?
>Can you play the other OpenGL 3D games that require acceleration ( tuxracer
>and neverball for instance ) which are part of the Suse distro ?
>One configuration change that you might want to look at is your disk DMA
>setttings. In Suse 9.0 you can see these in the control center under the
>hardware settings. My hard drive is:
>I know that when I was trying to play DVDs in my DVD/CD ROM, the DMA setting
>made a huge difference !
I don't know if my friend had DMA enabled or not, but I certainly do.
As for GeForce Linux drivers, Nvidia has always had better Linux support
than ATI. And yes, all the Open GL games run. How their performance
compares I don't know, UT is the only game I see played on both platforms.
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