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Re: Bug#362590: FTBFS on m68k

On Tue, 18 Apr 2006, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 09:18:43AM +0200, Michel D?nzer wrote:
> > > I'd like to hear if somebody knows about multi-channel soundscards, which 
> > > would/could work.
> > I'm not sure that's really all that important? I've never used any such
> > card, but OpenAL has been working nicely for me on powerpc, amd64 and
> > i386. I suspect the real questions are
> >       * Do m68k machines typically have enough horse power for OpenAL to
> >         reasonably mix the stereo stream?
> Well, even low-horsepowered boxes like a standard A1200 can mix 4 8bit
> Channel into 2 14bit channels without many problems. (The 14bit thing is
> limited by hardware, not the processing power). 

BTW, the driver (dmasound) treats 14 bit like 16 bit.

> >       * Do m68k machines typically meet the other requirements of games
> >         that use OpenAL? In particular, most if not all of them seem to
> >         require 3D acceleration.
> I don't thing there's an uptodate 3D graphic card for Amigas at least with
> enough power to be usuable. There are of course some Virge3D based cards out
> there, but I don't know how well supported these are, because I don't own
> such as card. 
> I believe 3D on m68k is rather useless nowadays, but if someone knows better
> than me, please shout now! :-)

Indeed, until someone gets the Mediator going, and we can start using generic
PCI graphics cards.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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