Suddenly Charles River Media is on a tear to get out more Linux and open-source book titles worthy of your attention. Case in point is Allen Sherrod's Game Graphics Programming, which the publisher claims is the only book that teaches the fundamentals of game graphics programming. The title covers topics such as an overview of game graphics, 2-D and 3-D through shaders, software rendering, ray tracing, mapping surfaces, reflections and refractions, lighting, global illumination, optimization, shadows, high-dynamic range and other special effects. A software rendering system and ray tracer are included, allowing users to work through the projects and demos in each chapter. All demos (except DirectX) have Linux, Mac and Windows versions.
Okay, game geeks, you're getting your wish. CodeWeavers is now shipping CrossOver Games, a download-only application that allows you to play tons of popular Windows-based games on either a Linux or Mac OS without the need for a Windows license. Some of the titles you can play include Team Fortress 2, World of Warcraft, Civilization 4, Guild Wars, EVE Online, Peggle, Counterstrike Source and others. CodeWeavers is one of the lead sponsors of the Wine Project, on which the company's products are based. The purchase price includes 12 months of free product support and software updates.
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