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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 GamingOnLinux.com.
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peterp771 8 September 2015 at 3:49 am UTC
Great job by VP. I thought they did a great with Bioshock as well. Played the whole game on a rig with mid-range specs and it ran smoothly the whole way. They've certainly delivered in my book.
sergio74 8 September 2015 at 4:44 am UTC
Generally i'm noto so convinced of VP . in spec ops there where sudden freezes and lags that foced me to quit or restart the console. Debugging has to ne painful with such technology. I hope this tech matures further.
manus76 8 September 2015 at 6:09 am UTC
This looks very good...now dear VP guys, any chance we gonna see some Dark Souls action on our linux rigs? Please...;-)
burnall 8 September 2015 at 7:13 am UTC
This is fantastic!

Now I wonder how it works with AMD cards, on Windows I was able to play just after the release on my HD 7870 with decent (playable) frame rate, set between med and high settings.
Beamboom 8 September 2015 at 8:07 am UTC
NyamiouHey! It's not just the video, this is a channel full of SteamOS vs Windows comparaison just like this one.

Exactly! Tons of them, and they are pretty darn interesting. It's the kind of performance comparison I've been wanting for a long time.

EDIT: ... But how did he get the Arma 3 Linux version? It's not out for Linux yet? Who is this guy?


Last edited by Beamboom at 8 September 2015 at 9:25 am UTC
mao_dze_dun 8 September 2015 at 9:27 am UTC
Waaaaah, but it's not native, waaaaah. I want a native port even if it runs like my PC is a potato, waaaaaaah. I wonder how the purist fanboys would react if VP convince Bethesda to port Skyrim. Once again - great job VP.

manus76This looks very good...now dear VP guys, any chance we gonna see some Dark Souls action on our linux rigs? Please...;-)

Sorry, not going to happen. Good luck convincing a big Japanese company to port for Linux. They had a hard time getting convinced to port for Windows. That is why the first one is such a crappy port - they literally had never worked on a Windows game before. That is why they thought 720p was ok, 30fps was ok, low res-textures were ok etc. and that is why they really botched the keyboard/mouse controls and failed to add a remapping option.
Even if they managed to convince Namco and port the game, they'd still have to figure out how to make DSfix work in Linux. And I'm pretty sure Namco would not agree for them to implement a mod in their game. Japanese gaming companies are both stubborn and very mod unfriendly. It's that console mentality, I guess.
tuubi 8 September 2015 at 9:36 am UTC
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BeamboomEDIT: ... But how did he get the Arma 3 Linux version? It's not out for Linux yet? Who is this guy?
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SystemShock 8 September 2015 at 9:45 am UTC
Wow, thats very impressive for a non fully native Game !
evergreen 8 September 2015 at 12:05 pm UTC
Hereby I can confirm a better performance by working on ubuntu (14.04/15.10) than on windows. Both tested with nvidia 355 drivers. It seems unrealistic, but it's fact: windows native apps loose against vp applications!
Zeitgeist 8 September 2015 at 1:08 pm UTC
I never expected to say this: "Nice work VP". Optimize your OpenGL renderer to the max and it will outperform DX. Dota2 is an other example.
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