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    SubjectRe: NVIDIA Driver 1.0-6111 fix
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    On Sad, 2004-09-04 at 22:22, Lee Revell wrote:
    > I have never understood why these people don't just run Windows. I have
    > also never understood why people make so much noise about having to use
    > a closed source driver to play A CLOSED SOURCE GAME! What's next, a
    > petition to open the UT2004 source? Sheesh...

    Because a lot of them happen to like running things on Linux, or having
    the webserver still work while they are blasting aliens. You could ask a
    few of them. Thats a rather good idea when you don't understand why
    people do something. They also play a lot of open source games - bzflag,
    cube, flightgear (which does need a high end video card to do well),
    gl-117, neverball etc. Take a look at the happypenguin website some day.

    > I suspect many of these users are ricers who tweak CFLAGS and compare
    > benchmark scores all day, and cannot bear to use the open source driver
    > if it will make their machine 1% slower. I was surprised to find that

    There is certainly a strong Gentoo gaming contingent.

    > apparently there are open source ATI 3D drivers after all but some
    > people are petitioning ATI anyway because these 'aren't as good' as the
    > binary ones. So fix it already, this is open source, and if you can't,
    > then please learn to write code or STFU.

    The source code ones only go for R2xx series, not R300/R400. A browse of
    the documentation would have told you that. Whether this will change
    nobody knows. Perhaps as R3xx ceases to be leading edge ATI will be nice
    to us.

    Alan

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