3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 31, 2015 1:35 AM by inferrna

    Is there any chance to support direct3d by fglrx on linux in the future?


      Currently I using wine and mesa with d3d9 support (galliunm-nine) and it pretty awesome - New Vegas runs ~1.5 faster than fglrx on my Radeon HD 7560D. Why AMD provides both opengl and d3d apis in Windows driver and only opengl on linux?

        • Re: Is there any chance to support direct3d by fglrx on linux in the future?

          Best to ask/move in the linux forum > The specified item was not found.

          • Re: Is there any chance to support direct3d by fglrx on linux in the future?

            1.2. What is Wine?

            1.2.1. Windows and Linux

              Different software programs are designed for different operating systems, and most won't work on systems that they weren't designed for. Windows programs, for example, won't run in Linux because they contain instructions that the system can't understand until they're translated by the Windows environment. Linux programs, likewise, won't run under the Windows operating system because Windows is unable to interpret all of their instructions.

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            1.2.2. What is Wine, and how can it help me?

              Wine makes it possible to run Windows programs alongside any Unix-like operating system, particularly Linux. At its heart, Wine is an implementation of the Windows Application Programing Interface (API) library, acting as a bridge between the Windows program and Linux. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer, when a Windows program tries to perform a function that Linux doesn't normally understand, Wine will translate that program's instruction into one supported by the system. For example, if a program asks the system to create a Windows pushbutton or text-edit field, Wine will convert that instruction into its Linux equivalent in the form of a command to the window manager using the standard X11 protocol.

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