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Raspberry Pi Running Quake 3 102

Posted by timothy
from the your-coffee-mug-is-your-computer dept.
First time accepted submitter phonewebcam writes "Here's something to liven up your weekend: a video of the Raspberry Pi running Quake 3. We're still working on ironing a few kinks out (specifically, there seems to be a library issue which means our framerate, while good, isn't quite as spectacular as we know it can be; we're working on it as I post this) – but this is what test boards are for, and we're making great progress getting the boards running smoothly."
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Raspberry Pi Running Quake 3

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  • by Cruciform (42896) on Sunday August 28, 2011 @09:22AM (#37233536) Homepage

    We haven't stood still. There are two significant factors at play - performance and miniaturization.
    The bulky CPU that came with a heat sink assembly that took up the space of a small toolbox now fits on the tip of your thumb. The storage is now small and cheap enough that couple with the CPU and mainboard you can put small, powerful computers all over your home -- cheaply. And without having to buy it locked down and as a loss leader for a corporation's accessory market.
    I can't wait to see what's available in 2020.

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