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Linux Orbit: Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo for Linux Review

Mar 12, 2004, 08:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan McCombs)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"Well, it's been a little over a week now since the demo to one of the most anticipated games of the year was released for Linux. Besides being a demo, it seems this is being used as a testing bed to iron out any kinks before the retail release. I've been playing the UT2004 demo for a week now, and as being someone who wasn't thrilled with UT2003, I can say that Linux users should be thrilled to have UT2004 coming to their favorite operating system. Read on for the details of my review.

"First, we'll start off with graphics news for those of you that had trouble with performance in UT2003. It's widely known that UT2003's OpenGL renderer wasn't quite up to speed with the Direct3D renderer, and as such the Linux version ran slowly for a lot of people with less than state-of-the-art systems. Thankfully, UT2004's renderer seems much improved, with great performance on my now old Geforce 3, even on the massive levels in modes like Onslaught and Bombing Run. The graphics are gorgeous at 1024x768 res with the details maxed as much as they can be in the demo, and still runs very smooth for the most part. If you held off trying the demo because of how UT2003 ran on your machine, you should give UT2004 a try..."

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