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Arma 3 Compared On SteamOS & Windows

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This isn't something done by us, but it impressed me so much I felt the need to give this video some credit. Arma 3's performance using Virtual Programming's eON tech is rather amazing.

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I really hope they update it to the latest versions, and promote it as an official port. I did a livestream of it and found it to be really quite good myself. Article taken from
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tobiushirogeri 7 September 2015 at 9:26 pm UTC
Pertty sweet!

I remember testing out Borderlands 2 on SteamOS (Ubuntu) and WIndows 7 and it ran smoother on Ubuntu by something like 5-10 fps, constantly. Great to se another game running smoother on SteamOS!
MayeulC 7 September 2015 at 9:30 pm UTC
Actually very surprised by the performance figures. Good job, VP guys

Now, if only this could work on my 6870
kalin 7 September 2015 at 9:41 pm UTC
I always buy VP games coz i believe in those techniques
codyaj1995 7 September 2015 at 9:55 pm UTC
VP is getting good at this! Performance is great!
Avehicle7887 7 September 2015 at 10:15 pm UTC
I remember when VP released Witcher 2 last year, they've made a lot of progress since then. I like what I'm seeing and if this turns out to be a cost effective way to deliver not-too old Windows games to Linux then I say bring it on.
Yasser 7 September 2015 at 10:49 pm UTC
Waiting for a promotion to buy Arma 3
Keyrock 7 September 2015 at 10:57 pm UTC
Damn, that is impressive, I'm still intimidated as hell by ARMA 3, but if this becomes official, I may get it.
Hori 7 September 2015 at 11:04 pm UTC
Great performance. I was always pro-VP as long as the performance is good and now it seems VP performance will not be an issue. I hope they will bring many more games to Linux, games that otherwise would not get a port.

I also hope they will bring Arma 2 as well but I don't think this will happen.
Nyamiou 7 September 2015 at 11:15 pm UTC
Hey! It's not just the video, this is a channel full of SteamOS vs Windows comparaison just like this one. I hope this one will shut up those people that pretend that Linux ports are doomed to have worst performance than Windows.
Mountain Man 8 September 2015 at 2:51 am UTC
Impressive performance. Up to now, virtual programming always seemed like a bit of a hack and a poor alternative to a native port, but if we can consistently see results like this then I'm all for it.
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