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Quake on Linux?

Quake III Arena You bet!

I’ve just bought the Linux-version of Quake from a Danish reseller of Lokigames, called And it plays beautifully :-)

With my new V7700 GeForce2 Ultra graphicscard from Asus, I can play the game at a resolution of 1600×1200 under Linux (just as I can under Windows). I think it’s nice to see, that the hardware manufactures are finally providing desent drivers for Linux.

New graphicscard

Asus V7700 At the ANP netparty last weekend, I saw a GeForce 256 in action. And it was easy to see how powerful it is. On a Pentium III 800 MHz it ran games at 1600×1200 with maximum detail levels!

So I decided that I need a GeForce in preparation for the next party. Since the GeForce2 Ultra has yet to arrive in Denmark (and considering that it will be quite expensive), I choose a V7700 Deluxe from Asus.

Another exciting thing about these GeForce cards, it that NVIDIA is making Linux drivers! This means that I’ll be able to get accelerated OpenGL, which will be used intensively in upcoming versions of Enlightenment. As you can see on my screenshots-page, I can only make 15-20 FPS even with my new Athlon. On the Enlightenment-maillinglist there have been reports of frame rates of 100 FPS. So it will be exciting to see how my system compare to that.

ANP — Aalborghus Net Party

Tonight we’re having a netparty at Aalborghus. People are shooting each other to pieces in games like Half-Life Counter-Strike and Unreal Tournament.

I’ve been showing off Linux with Enlightenment and EFM — after I upgraded my computer, things look more beautiful than ever. 900 MHz makes life sweet :-)

Diablo II

Diablo II

I’ve just picked up Diablo II in the middle of the night! They started the sale at 00:01 — and there were people waiting. It’s my little brother, Kristoffer, who bought the game, but I’ll properly also play it a little :-)

Kristoffer is currently working on the install — he took a full install of 1550 MiB(!) There’s three CD’s: one for the installation, one for the game and one for the cinematics. With a full installation all the necessary files are copied to the computer. What a luck, that we have just bought a 20,5 GB disk :-)

Now I’ll go and see how it goes — I plan to give you a full report on the gameplay later!