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vesh88
07-05-2009, 05:21 AM
Hey newbie here. I have yellow dog linux 6.1 installed on my ps3 but because sony have used a hypervisor to block other operating systems from using the rsx, it can't play 3d games which is a bit of a bummer, especially since most people with a ps3 would want to use linux to play games not compatible with the ps3 and emulators aswell like for N64.
So anyway, I have no idea about opengl stuff but apprently it needs software opengl to have a chance of running 3d games and I think maybe a driver for the software aswell????
Would there be anything out there that could possibly make 3d games work on yellow dog linux running on a ps3?
Thanks :)

ZbuffeR
07-05-2009, 12:07 PM
Mesa3d will provide software opengl. The Cell port seem more limited that for other architectures though.
http://www.mesa3d.org/cell.html


Apparently it is not installed by default on YDL, so you will have to build it yourself.

Searching for "mesa 3d opengl yellow dog" I found some more forum threads :

http://www.yellowdog-board.com/viewtopic.php?p=7719
http://www.yellowdog-board.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4015&p=27065

vesh88
07-09-2009, 06:34 AM
Thanks. I heard of that mesa but thought maybe there would be others aswell.
Thanks for replying :)

vesh88
07-10-2009, 02:57 AM
Oh yeah is there something like this for windows? software opengl?

ZbuffeR
07-10-2009, 06:04 AM
compile mesa3d for windows, and put the .dll in your .exe folder.

vesh88
07-10-2009, 06:27 PM
So mesa is the only thing that can use software opengl???

Thanks for replying :)

ZbuffeR
07-11-2009, 01:24 AM
Mesa is the best I have heard of.
Open-source, very complete (GL 2.1 + GLSL + a lot of extensions).

Why do you ask ?

vesh88
07-11-2009, 04:54 AM
Because the linux on the ps3 can use a virual machine emulator to emulate windows I thought maybe getting software opengl on the windows might work for 3d gaming on the ps3 when it's acting like a pc haha
Thanks for all the replies!