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This is very exciting. I hope its true. Opengl looks as good or better than DirectX 10 IMHO but I think programmers like DirectX since its easy to program in.
post #32 of 65
"let it die already"
lack of education the source engine is anything put old it has been redeveloped so many times and updated so often its just as good if not better than most modern engines. Probably the most flexible in terms of environment use and system compatibility.
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Why scrap thousands of lines of code if your current engine runs great. Not to mention the cost(time,money and effort) of developing a new engine will probably out weigh the benefits.
I agree. I don't understand what it is with all these people who like to "oooh, ahhh" over something for a year then say, "Ok, we need a new one." Then cycle the same thing over and over...

If it works and works well for a while, why does it have to be "ancient?"
post #34 of 65
Is it a good sign that I heard this whilst I was in the middle of installing my ET:QW client?

Seriously, this would be great news. I love games like TF2 and HL2. No more wine
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I agree. I don't understand what it is with all these people who like to "oooh, ahhh" over something for a year then say, "Ok, we need a new one." Then cycle the same thing over and over...

If it works and works well for a while, why does it have to be "ancient?"
You cant be serious. 9800GT anyone? If we all lived in a world like that, nothing would progress. Constantly adding and correcting something is all well and good, but it will age. "a season to live and a season to die" -Ryan. If we all stuck with the most stable, reliable systems that were just continuously re-worked but not improved, we would be all running supper efficient 386's playing Raptor or something.
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For the love of all that is holy Valve may very well kill Windows in the gaming market...
    
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That means their porting to OpenGL as well. That's a ton of work. I'm very skeptical.
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That means their porting to OpenGL as well. That's a ton of work. I'm very skeptical.

Hope they don't flake out on us and give use something like SDL.
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That means their porting to OpenGL as well. That's a ton of work. I'm very skeptical.
The Source engine runs on PS3, which isn't DirectX. Not that far off...
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to all game developers - take notes from Valve.
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