LOL proves that he's dated... No one drinks and drives anymore. It's too hard to do that and use the phone - Oxycotin....
Anyways... what does this actually do?.... I never really got the whole dx 8 -9 ...54? shader things. Does the higher the number mean that more you have to spend on a video card?
Formatted hard drive, installed the latest Linux Light distribution (Linux Lite 2.0 Codename 'Beryl' 64bit - 2nd June, 2014). Kernel version: 3.8.0-34-generic.
Got Wine then installed LFS 0.6E. LFS worked fine with with 30-40 FPS with everything on max settings (somehow only 2 resolution options were available) except for antialiasing which was disabled. When I enabled antialiasing (no matter which option) FPS dropped dramatically to an unplayable 5-10 FPS.
Textures could not be loaded when I start LFS (see screenshot attached). I will now try with some changes to Wine.
FYI, this is on an ultrabook with an i3 Sandy Bridge CPU.
EDIT: Installed D3DX9_43.dll with Winetricks and everything works fine now. LFS seemed snappier on the whole (instant access to main page) and I have a slightly higher FPS. On the other hand antialiasing is still not usable as it still reduces FPS to an unplayable 5-10 FPS. That's the main difference I noticed performance wise compared to Windows 7.
I have AMD Trinity 5600 CPU (3.8 GHz) and AMD R9 270 videocard. On windows I have good performance, but on linux with open source driver game is unplayable (around 50 FPS without anti-aliasing and around 20-30 with it). I didn't try AMD drivers, but I guess they would change the image.
But as far as I know AMD drivers wouldn't work on any modern linux for your PC, as they dropped support for older GPU's on modern linux kernels
Does the new "Mirror antialiasing" option make a big difference?
I have switched on Full-scene antialiasing and Mirror antialiasing by default in the new version, but now I am wondering if the default should be off (as the Full-scene antialiasing always was before). It's nice when LFS looks good without changing any settings but I don't want new people to experience a low frame rate.
I had the same issue. I still don't have sound at the moment but when I restarted LFS SHIFT + N switched to ON/OFF again. Looking for the culprit...
EDIT: This is becoming interesting. It seems to be Adobe Flash or Wine... If I launch a clip on youtube and start LFS, LFS has no sound. If I start LFS and then launch a clip on youtube it's the exact opposite, LFS has sound but the clip doesn't. Adobe Flash always seemed unstable to me (apparently Adobe is no longer planning to support Flash on Linux, 11.2 being the last version to be supported). Keling, can you also reproduce this?
Turning Full-scene antialiasing does not impact your FPS dramatically?
You seem to be running a rather old kernel. The i915 driver in the kernel has received numerous improvements since 3.8.0 and so has Mesa (the OpenGL library). Unless you have specific reasons for using this version you might want to give another distro with newer software versions a go - or update if your distro provides updated packages. Ubuntu 14.04 uses kernel 3.13, recent updates of Fedora 20 gets you 3.14. Both of these distros are on mesa 10.1 with the possibility of mesa 10.2 arriving for F20.
Good to know, I guess my hardware doesn't like Linux or vice versa. I should try a more recent of Wine.
I could try a more recent version of Linux. To be honest I'm looking for the Linux version of XP. A no-bullshit OS stripped of glitter. I had the best Linux experiences with LinuxMint, Debian, Slax and Ubuntu 8.x. I also tried Ubuntu 10.x and 12.x but was disappointed. Somehow it felt messy. I'm not sure the latest is the greatest but I didn't know about this i915 driver update. Fedora is tempting.