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ID and John Carmack are Awesome.
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post #22 of 33
Theres no video for me
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Everything about this man screams dedication and focus
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post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by coupe View Post
Everything about this man screams dedication and focus
This, Carmack even fired a few close friends/co-founders in id's early days simply because while they were drunk off the profits of their first early hit games, Carmack was at his desk hard at work designing their next engine
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post #25 of 33
The key there that most of us already know is "APIs on PC have unnecessary overhead"..
The reason for this is the general purpose operating system(windows/linux/mac osx).. There is huuge potential for some company to make a special purpose gaming OS like the one on Ps3 and 360 and somehow license directx.. directx cud be tricky.. If it does happen well.. prolly even my sig rig can run crysis maxed out!
    
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It started to rain thunderously when he said "hard economic truth" WHAT IS THIS.
    
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post #27 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by rammbhat View Post
The key there that most of us already know is "APIs on PC have unnecessary overhead"..
The reason for this is the general purpose operating system(windows/linux/mac osx).. There is huuge potential for some company to make a special purpose gaming OS like the one on Ps3 and 360 and somehow license directx.. directx cud be tricky.. If it does happen well.. prolly even my sig rig can run crysis maxed out!
Windows 8. Its tough to say whats in store. Will it be dumbed down or optimized? I say Unleash the hounds and fund them.
Edited by Drobomb - 6/14/11 at 8:52pm
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post #28 of 33
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Windows 8. Its tough to say whats in store. Will it be dumbed down or optimized? I say Unleash the hounds and fund them.
See thats the problem there.. It will be optimized at best..its still gonna be general purpose.. An api call still has similar OS overheads as win7.. loads of policies need to be followed etc.. Wont it be awesome if we had maybe a version of windows JUST for gaming.. seperately booted.. Itll mostly just contain an interface and opengl, directx libraries along with a few essientials like thread libraries, windowing..
    
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post #29 of 33
JC was is and always will be the man. Nowadays it's so rare to listen to somebody do an interview who fully knows their (#$% and still remains humble about it. Refreshing.
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post #30 of 33
He is a smart guy but isn't this an old interview?

EDIT: I guess not, but he did go on record about API's holding us back before.
Edited by Mygaffer - 6/10/11 at 11:12pm
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