What about gaming on FreeBSD?

shkhln

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Apparently, SDL 2 now has drivers for Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo gamepads (available on FreeBSD through the non-default hidapi port option). I wonder why evdev wasn't sufficient for those.
 

Jose

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As you can see, currently I'm busy meta-complaining about the lack of complaints for zero attention given to the lack of multilib support in ports. Which is a prerequisite for both WoW64 Wine and Proton. I do not plan to work on anything until that issue is resolved.
Suggest multilib support as something the core team should look at in question 45 of the Freebsd 2020 community survey. I did.
 

Jose

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I read it, thanks. FWIW, the way this was handled in Gentoo was to add an abi32 option (USE flag in Gentoo parlance) to the port. Not sure if that's a reasonable suggestion. I honestly couldn't follow all of the discussion at the link you posted.
 

shkhln

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Well, there are more than a few solutions to this problem. The gist of the issue is that patches need reviewers (portmgr@ in this case) and committers, and apparently nobody wants to touch this one. I won't be surprised if portmgr@ decided to outwait the whole multilib issue entirely until it's no longer relevant in 10 years or so.
 

Jose

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Gawd, I hope not. Unlikely that we'll get core's attention on this, but it's worth a try. Strikes me this is definitely in their wheelhouse. Twist arms to make needed changes happen.
 

cabriofahrer

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What about Quake2xp? I found this where it says that there is experimental support for FreeBSD:


But I do not find any further information on this, only some instructions for Linux are mentioned here:


So is this supposed to work with Linuxulator on FreeBSD, too? And do these instructions even apply or do have to do something else? It would be great to get this running, as the graphics seem to be much better than kmquake2.
 

Crivens

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I just installed Codename 47 and started playing it. To install the second part I had to fall back to twm as window manager as one dialog of the installer did not show correctly.
 
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