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posted by girlwhowaspluggedout on Tuesday March 04 2014, @05:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the the-only-way-to-win-is-play dept.

FrogBlast writes:

"Last week, Broadcom released the full source of the OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0 driver stack for the Broadcom VideoCore IV 3D graphics core, which they provide under a 3-clause BSD license. The VideoCore IV core is used in many of Broadcom's processors, including the BCM2835 chip, which is used in the Raspberry Pi.

But because the release targets the BCM21553 3G cellphone chip, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a bounty of $10,000 to the first person to port it to the BCM2835 chip and successfully run Quake III 'at a resolution of 1920-1080 and a minimum of 20fps, without making use of the capabilities of the blob'. The port, it says, 'should be reasonably straightforward' to accomplish."

 
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by cmn32480 on Tuesday March 04 2014, @05:48PM

    by cmn32480 (443) <cmn32480NO@SPAMgmail.com> on Tuesday March 04 2014, @05:48PM (#10812) Journal

    I guess if you have to have a metric, that is as good an answer as any other.

    Anybody have any insight as to why Quake III? Why not Doom or Return to Castle Wolfenstein?

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by egcagrac0 on Tuesday March 04 2014, @08:00PM

    by egcagrac0 (2705) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @08:00PM (#10914)

    Because multiplayer.

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Doogman on Tuesday March 04 2014, @08:42PM

    by Doogman (1299) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @08:42PM (#10938)

    It's a useful gauge OpenGL support and performance.

  • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Wednesday March 05 2014, @09:45AM

    by TheRaven (270) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @09:45AM (#11239) Journal
    Quake 3 has been open sourced for long enough that the code has been cleaned up a lot and runs on pretty much any architecture. It already runs well on we RPi with the binary blob, so it provides a clean baseline for comparison.
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  • (Score: 1) by cmn32480 on Wednesday March 05 2014, @02:33PM

    by cmn32480 (443) <cmn32480NO@SPAMgmail.com> on Wednesday March 05 2014, @02:33PM (#11336) Journal

    Thanks for the insight and the frankly kind and informative answers to a question that might have been modded into oblivion at a former hangout of ours.

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