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by simonlc
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Re: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

That's awesome dude, thanks for the patch!
by simonlc
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Re: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

It is ok, I kow when it was installed on my 486, I know when it was released, and I know how fast it was. Since it seems that the Q3A fans here are more interrested in arguing about what was, rather than seeing the point of my first comment and taking the time to optimize the Q3A port on the RPi , ...
by simonlc
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Re: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

Strange; When running Quake 3 when it first came out, on a AMD 486DX4 @120MHz with a 3DFX Voodoo 2 graphis adaptor, and 64MB 15ns RAM (A high end system at te time) I whas abe to get 46FPS in the time demo's. How is it then that a computer like the RPi that is so much more powerfull in terms of CPU...
by simonlc
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Re: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

Not tried this on the pi yet, but from years of playing it on the PC, i do remember these settings for max FPS. They might help you get some more FPS: General GFX r_subdivisions=999 (reduces the polygon count in curves of the maps, higher setting = more performance) r_picmip=2-4 (basically mipmap s...
by simonlc
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake III
Replies: 71
Views: 32328

Re: Quake III

Hi - loaded it all up and can launch it (thanks Tass!), but no sound (several have mentioned this - I guess this is ongoing?). Also, as I dont have a CD, I can only load demo levels, and I can't load any bots?? bit lonely in the halls... Do the demo levels let you do anything? Perhaps a google sear...
by simonlc
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Re: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

This is why vsync exists, though it just so happens to be the worst thing to have on when playing competitively. I explained above why you might want to have a higher fps, you might think this only applies to older games, but many new ones have this limitation as well. This is pure nonsense. To eve...
by simonlc
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Re: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

I think 60fps is the max the HDMI outputs. Just out of interest, what benefits are there running the renderer at a higher FPS than the display? Really nothing gained above 30 FPS. it is good for optimizing the performance on a computer of Quake3. My current system runs it at 940 fps but it starts h...
by simonlc
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Re: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

When I try to join a game I get an error message: user interface is version 3, expected 6 Copied the .pak files 1-8 from my local Quake 3 dir (pr 1.32 already installed), so I'm not using any demo files etc. The compilation was successful without any error. Any ideas? 1-8? You also need pak0.pk3
by simonlc
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Re: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

You don't need to restart quake, you can just type 'vid_restart'.
by simonlc
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cardboard Case
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Re: Cardboard Case

Here's the same case, but painted.

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by simonlc
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Re: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

Quake 3 has a cap on fps. You can find the console commands online. Make sure you run the console at the menu not in game to set. On my PC it was capped at 90 fps. Ran a timedemo at 1.2 seconds and 940fps. Do not have a RasPi yet. Now that I got the OMAP extras up on the Panda Board I want to try Q...
by simonlc
Mon May 28, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cardboard Case
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Re: Cardboard Case

What's that blasted Microsoft peripheral doing on our beloved Pi?? :lol: How did I know someone was going to comment about this? :P In all seriousness though, they've made some legendary peripherals in the past. We all know about the gaming mice fad, but some of the best players known (with tournam...
by simonlc
Sun May 27, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Launching a python file
Replies: 11
Views: 6069

Re: Launching a python file

Now you should be able to type name.py to execute your program (assuming you are in that directory). ./name.py If you are in the folder, " ./ " should be typed. :) Not if the folder is in your PATH. Also if you have the hashbang (#!/usr/bin/env python) at the top of your file, you can omit the .py ...
by simonlc
Sun May 27, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: packages you want to see in raspbian
Replies: 133
Views: 36175

Re: packages you want to see in raspbian

Personally I'd like to see some games, like ioquake3 client and doom for example.
by simonlc
Sun May 27, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cardboard Case
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Re: Cardboard Case

Well the steel version will be a little bit different, here's a tease:

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by simonlc
Sat May 26, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Re: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

Quake 3 has a cap on fps. You can find the console commands online. Make sure you run the console at the menu not in game to set. On my PC it was capped at 90 fps. Ran a timedemo at 1.2 seconds and 940fps. Do not have a RasPi yet. Now that I got the OMAP extras up on the Panda Board I want to try Q...
by simonlc
Fri May 25, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Building Quake 3 in Raspbian
Replies: 24
Views: 17742

Re: Building Quake 3 in Raspbian

Hmm didn't see this before I made mine here.

Either way, I thought I'd share the configs I made:
cd ~/.q3a/baseq3 && wget http://simon.lc/files/rpiquake3cfg.zip && unzip rpiquake3cfg.zip
by simonlc
Fri May 25, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS
Replies: 89
Views: 49592

Quake 3 Arena at 60 FPS

Ever since I heard this thing would run Quake 3, I've been wanting to get my hands on one. It was reported that they were getting around 20-30fps, and I knew I'd be able to squeeze more fps out with just some simple tweaks. So when I finally got my R-Pi, that's the first thing I did. With the help o...
by simonlc
Thu May 24, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cardboard Case
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Cardboard Case

I was planning on making a quick cardboard case for before I work on my steel case. After I saw Punnet I decided to make one, and use a similar design using a cereal box. Planned it out on thin paper, then traced the design on cardboard. http://simon.lc/assets/rpicard/1.jpg http://simon.lc/assets/rp...
by simonlc
Thu May 24, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Disabling Anti-Aliasing
Replies: 0
Views: 1324

Disabling Anti-Aliasing

I am running the Debian image on my raspberry, with the Quake 3 bins which I found here . The only in game variable that seems to be related to anti-aliasing has no effect. It seems that there is a 4xAA turned on by default, I'm not certain, but it seems that way. I'm trying to get Quake 3 to run as...
by simonlc
Wed May 23, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake III
Replies: 71
Views: 32328

Re: Quake III

I'm also missing libbcm_host.so on Arch. When I try to compile, I get the error: sys_main.c:(.text.startup+0xc): undefined reference to `bcm_host_init' Edit, seems this is part of the raspberry pi tool chain? I'm not sure how to use this, nor if I'm supposed to cross compile, or run install it on th...
by simonlc
Tue May 22, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unboxing - Most Important Size Comparison
Replies: 11
Views: 3284

Re: Unboxing - Most Important Size Comparison

I've never watched or liked Star Trek, but I do know what this is. For those wondering it's this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communicat ... ar_Trek%29
by simonlc
Tue May 22, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Which WebServer apache
Replies: 5
Views: 3274

Re: Which WebServer apache

and then

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sudo apt-get upgrade
by simonlc
Sat May 19, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Soap box housing
Replies: 7
Views: 3074

Re: Soap box housing

Dave_G_2 wrote:Still not working.
Anybody else not seeing the pics or is it only me?
I made an album on imgur for you.
http://imgur.com/a/nDFKl
by simonlc
Sat May 19, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: BOA webserver
Replies: 2
Views: 4149

Re: BOA webserver

I'm planning on running nginx because it seems to be lightweight, and something that has more real world applications making learning it more useful imo.

Wikipedia has a good list of lightweight web servers here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... eb_servers

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