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Some countries (Scandinavia)
Scandinavia is not a country. If you had chosen to postfix an n to your noun in parenthesis to make it an adjective, then you would be correct.
Sorry all, I just had a grammar nazi urge. But being a non native English speaker and writer, my statements above are probably riddled with errors, too.
So I have a 6 year old laptop with ATi X700 (think DirectX9.0b era), which means that the manufacturers driver no longer supports my card. So I have to use the open source KMS drivers from Xorg. This card is no slouch as it accelerates many FPS games under WinXP which I dual-boot into for games only.
While performance in Windows is what it is it pains me to see how slow the machine seems using the KMS driers in Linux. While I understand that small teams of Xorg devs cannot compete with the optimisations of ATi^W AMD employees, it's just a pain to use the machine for any 3D. Even compiz struggles with the desktop cube.
My experience with HIB2:
- Braid refuses to run because it requires Shader Model 3, ATi X700 has SM2
- Osmos is painfully slow as described above
- Machinarium is Flash based. Full-screen the game is totally non-playble as the cursor feels like it is moving inside a jar of honey, however, windowed it is very enjoyable.
I have to say that I have had similar experiences with the first Humble Indie Bundle. Seems I should just accept that developers want to use the latest and greatest APIs even for 2D platformers.
Mild poor student rant over.