I am a tennis table lover, and Linux also, so I'd like to try csmash !
If I try to install csmash rpm for Mandrake (found with rpmfind):
[root@julian src]# rpm -Uvh /home/julian/csmash-0.4.6-2mdk.i586.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1 is needed by csmash-0.4.6-2mdk
libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 is needed by csmash-0.4.6-2mdk
rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1 is needed by csmash-0.4.6-2mdk
And if I try to compile the rpm:
rpm -Uvh /home/julian/csmash-0.4.6-2mdk.src.rpm
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM
error: /home/julian/csmash-0.4.6-2mdk.src.rpm cannot be installed
The message says that this package depends on rpmlib package, but you haven't installed the package ( or the package you have installed is older than expected).
Search for the latest version of rpmlib and install it before installing csmash.
I have installed previous rpm, for my distrib (Mandrake 7.1), and now it works..... Very slow.
Should I install Xfree 4 ???
No, but you must install OpenGL acceleration driver for your video card.
And simple mode option (csmash -S) makes this game faster, but more simple.
I just installed 3dfx "drivers", doing all the steps explained in linux.3dfx.com. The test program works.
But csmash don't detect nothing, it is still going very very slow. I suppose that it should go to fullscreen mode, overiding all the Xwindow stuff.
So the mesa library isn't detecting this, or it must be configured ?
Uhmm, a last try:
I have uncommented the last lines of
wich are about 3dfx.....
But that doesn't work!!!!!!!!!!. ;-((((((((((((((8
Hmm, fullscreen mode by '-f' option (like csmash -f) can solve this problem.
No, it doesn't work.
I suppose it has something to do with mesa, which is not recognizing the hardware, or I am doing all the bad way.
Well, I wanted to say: it works, it goes in full screen, but it is still very slow (= not using the 3dfx)
Sorry, I have no more good idea...
Is any other 3D application works well(runs fast)?
If not, how about changing the color mode (8bpp, 15bpp, 16bpp...), or
display mode (800x600, 1024x768... ). I heard that some video cards support
3D acceleration only on a specific color mode or display mode.