LINUXGAMES

XreaL Review

April 13th, 2009 by Crusader

Phoronix, a Linux hardware review site with an emphasis on gaming, has posted an article examining the open source 3D game engine XreaL:

The lead developer of XreaL is Robert Beckebans, who has been working to deliver stunning graphics capabilities to the id Tech 3 engine. As far he knows, XreaL is actually the only Quake-based engine with a pure GLSL (GL Shading Language) renderer. With his GLSL renderer for XreaL, he wrote it entirely against the OpenGL 2.0 ES specification, so that it is very minimalist in order to avoid driver problems.

The XreaL blog has also posted a comparison with the ioquake3 engine utilized in many open source game projects.

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