linux / wine demo compatibility?

category: general [glöplog]

i got a nice new PC with I7 920, 12GB RAM and a so-so GTS 250 nVidia. I plan to install OpenSUSE Linux to finally kick windows. however, being a big fan of the PC Demoscene, I would really miss to run/execute the demos. because realtime is what it's all about playing just the vids, is not the solution. What are your experience with using Wine or VirtualBox under linux? are linux demo-ports more often used these days?

added on the 2009-10-09 21:49:09 by twh twh
wine runs opengl demos well afaik, for dx i don't know.
added on the 2009-10-09 22:22:57 by xTr1m xTr1m

Feel free to contribute to the list :)
added on the 2009-10-09 22:35:08 by waffle waffle
VirtualBox only run OpenGL demos with hardware acceleration.
added on the 2009-10-09 22:55:57 by pera pera
linuxdemos.org is back?
added on the 2009-10-09 23:44:27 by blala blala
ugh, just keep a windows partition or you'll regret it later...
I did, and it committed seppuku
added on the 2009-10-10 09:05:38 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Well, you are going to be surprised how many programs wine runs correctly. I use it all the time for certain games etc. I will also generaly try to run a demo with wine before resorting to booting windows.

Unfortunately alot of demos are coded in a hurry, use APIs in "creative" ways etc. and that means alot of demos will simply not run correctly under wine.

So, yeah, if you need to watch all demos, you'll need a small windows partition. Dual-booting sucks bigtime, but as long as you focus your work on a single OS (the one you prefer) and use the other only when absolutely you'll be fine.
added on the 2009-10-10 12:41:20 by moT moT
Actually, if you need to watch all demos, you need real hardware for each conceivable demo platform.
and a big depot to store them in.
added on the 2009-10-10 19:08:30 by _-_-__ _-_-__