Umm...whatever. Whoever said that is a complete fanboy. OpenGL is only irrelevant if you're using Windows Vista. The majority of Vista installations are in business environments; Windows XP is still the dominant Windows OS for home users and will be for some time to come, much to Microsoft's dismay. OpenGL works wonderfully in Windows XP and, of course, in most flavors of Linux. Furthermore, current video game consoles also use OpenGL variants (exception: Xbox 360); I can even code in OpenGL on my Nintendo DS. Irrelevant? Hardly." said:OpenGL is becoming more irrelevant day after day.
rliegh said:To answer Marius' question -the biggest reason to use *BSD for gaming instead of Windows is because *BSD is a vastly more secure platform than Windows is. Even with anti virus and a firewall I can't escape the feeling that I've got a huge bullseye painted on me.
I haven't had a lot of luck -I've tried running Alien Arena (a 50's sci-fi styled FPS based on the quake 3 source) with no luck on 7.1-PRERELEASE. But the more I can do with FreeBSD, the less I need windows for -and that's less that I have to worry about crackers.
OpenGL is becoming more irrelevant day after day.
I was an ET player too. It's incredible how addictive it could be. I remember that I was able to spend 6+ hours playing it continuously. And sometimes I was playing a map or two before going to work. I was also in a clan but the server of my mates disappeared.tangram said:I play Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (ET).