[TriLUG] bzflag memory requirements
chrisk at trilug.org
Tue Dec 23 08:01:46 EST 2003
And in order to beat the guy named daleth, the video card doesn't matter
as much as time in game. Nvidia is the chipset I recommend. I know, I
know, the drivers aren't libre, but they are free and available.
Remind me to tell you guys about the time Zulu schooled me on a non
accelerated computer that he was getting 15fps on while I was on my
souped up computer...
On Mon, 2003-12-22 at 11:58, Jason Tower wrote:
> it's not ram that matters overly much, it's the chipset. all the video
> memory in the world is useless without driver support for 3D
> functionality. most ati radeon video chipsets have decent (not
> exceptional) open source 3D drivers. a lot of laptops have ati radeon
> mobility 7500 video which is supported by the OS radeon driver. my R40
> with the 7500 (32mb) gets mid-30s FPS on bzflag w/ full 3D and an
> underclocked CPU, which is good enough to beat most people who aren't
> named daleth.
> On Monday 22 December 2003 11:42, Jim Ray wrote:
> > since bzflag is what i'd call an essential business application, one
> > interested in buying new notebook might want to consider video
> > requirements.
> > question:
> > will the 32mb ati radeon get the job done? there's about a grand
> > price difference in hopping up to 128mb video.
> > thanks,
> > jim
Chris Knowles <chrisk at trilug.org>
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