Linux 3D graphics access on PS3 found

A method has been found to reach Linux 3D Graphics on the PS3. A number of hackers have clubbed together to release a draft kernel module for this along with a relevant Xorg driver.

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Relcom6077d ago

I dont know what any of that means but it sounds cool.

Maybe they can overclock it or somethin useful like that

Sssamba6077d ago

This means that not only will we be able to run 2D-based emulators on the PS3 (IE: NES, SNES, GENESIS), we'll be able to run 3D-based emulators like N64. Although the games out for PS3 are already fun and addicting enough to the point where PS3 users wouldn't have to resort to this like they would have a year ago, it's still a nice feature to have. Couldn't hurt!

Relcom6077d ago

THX for shedding some light. Here's a bubble

Skerj6077d ago

Uh oh, if you're able to install linux games on a PS3 duuuuuuude that's gonna rock.

EZCheez6077d ago

Yet another reason to love my PS3. I installed Linux about a month after I bought it and it has truly shown me the light and the Windows is not the end all be all OS everyone thinks it is. And with this now it only gets better.

Linux is awesome and I can't wait to see what they do now that they have access to everything!

CAPS LOCK6077d ago

it would be cool if they could have full access to the graphics...hopefully we will see some pc games working on the ps3...

Bebedora6077d ago (Edited 6077d ago )

you just won't be able to that. PC is x86, PS3/Linux is PPC. Emulators, ok. But chances to run WoW on it is infinitely small and will run at 30fpm

I don't think they will be able to use the RSX to more than 2D OpenGL operations. 3D is not in question. I think he's a bit too optimistic, or he's a dev for nVidia. My guestimates

[edit] I have read some more, and they definitely come VERY far with it. I wonder if compiz will be doable in some time. Would be cool. Oh well, my hopes are warming up.

kittoo6077d ago

That softwares runs almost every Windows game on Linux. I have never used it so no comment on performance. But the fact that it runs so many games cant be ignored.

Bebedora6077d ago

Have you run that on a PPC machine?
I haven't seen it anywhere. It's very good at what it does on a x86/linux machine for sure. But on a PS3 it's a showstopper.

gw4k6077d ago (Edited 6077d ago )

I have be honest, when I read this it went over my head! I would love to see some good emulator action!

Love to play the arcade emulator of KILLER INSTINCT!!!!!

I love how someone disagreed with me!

If you do not like Killer Instinct you should even consider yourself a gamer! This game was amazing!

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