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Very impressive guide fella, always nice to see the mod running on other platforms!

 

Bikerdude, one of the developers and mission creators, suggests that looking down the archery range in the Training mission may be a useful way of measuring fps across different systems.

As you just walk through the door, look to your left towards the tower. That's most GPU intensive spot and good indicator performance wise of a given system.

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Nice manual, but i have some mentions:

if you use a system with other users, its adviceable to install tdm nog in your home folder.

How about adding soms menu shortcuts.

Professorkaos and I working on some software packages for tdm, maybe you van help us to port them?

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Thanks for the feedback. Yes the directory was left a little vague, since the instructions were getting a bit long and I just tried to keep it simple.

 

I had a quick look at trying to script some menu shortcuts but didn't get very far with it. Might check it out again at some stage.

I'm not sure who looks after the Linux version of tdm but I guess these are things that they would be interested in?

 

What are your packages by the way? (if it's not giving away a big secret!)

Or is it for packaging the Dark Mod itself up for different Linux distro repositories?

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I'm not sure who looks after the Linux version of tdm but I guess these are things that they would be interested in?

The TDM-team looks only after the TDM-Binary and the TDM-updater for Linux.

I'm working on a community project "TDM-installer", that I also started.

Some members of the team are very interested in the tdm installer, but i dont know the status when they implement this.

 

What are your packages by the way? (if it's not giving away a big secret!)

Or is it for packaging the Dark Mod itself up for different Linux distro repositories?

The "TDM-installer" is a project to make software installers for TDM for several Operating systems.

(That installs only the updater and creating the game folder, permissions and shortcuts.)

This to make is more user-friendlier and avoid beginner problems.

Because novice TDM-players want only to play TDM and his missions and not solving system problems.

 

I had a quick look at trying to script some menu shortcuts but didn't get very far with it. Might check it out again at some stage.

For script examples you can check site(and my github-repositories) and Professorskaos64's repository.

Youre welcome to help us.

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Does TDM actually run anywhere near well on a modern Chromebook? Most (all?) of them lack discrete GPUs. It would be awesome if it does run though. Its just that Intel GPUs aren't that great, and the Linux driver for Intel GPUs is behind the Windows driver in terms of performance and features as well.

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Does TDM actually run anywhere near well on a modern Chromebook? Most (all?) of them lack discrete GPUs. It would be awesome if it does run though. Its just that Intel GPUs aren't that great, and the Linux driver for Intel GPUs is behind the Windows driver in terms of performance and features as well.

 

Aren't Intel's Linux GPU drivers the only completely open source ones? That should be a point in their favor. I also wouldn't think that Doom3/TDM needs the latest features.

 

TDM can run on integrated, although bigger missions are taking a toll. I've run it on my AMD A6-3400M. Some of these higher-end models with Core i3 and i5 probably do all right. The article has some discussion of what FPS you can expect to get. I notice Core i5-5200U on the Chromebook comparison list. That chip is being dumped in cheap ~$300-400 laptops.

 

Every generation of Intel chips is improving on graphics performance. Unfortunately, Skylake's best graphics, the GT4e part known as Iris Pro Graphics P580, is expensive and in very few mobile processors that matter.

 

Since Chromebooks typically have a low amount of storage (16-32 GB), it would be interesting to see 2017 Chromebooks with Intel 3D XPoint "Optane" drives rather than NAND SSDs/eMMC. The first XPoint chips will have a 128 Gb (16 GB) capacity, so it might not be prohibitively expensive to throw one in a cheap Chromebook (16 GB will probably cost $50 at the very most).

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