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@dogo it still uses immediate mode OpenGL, and tux still looks like a bunch of connected spheres instead of a penguin :P
@ChlorideCull whats immediate mode? should i presume that basically means game speed and fps are tied?
@dogo sorry, I could've explained it better
basically, immediate mode is a way of writing code that uses OpenGL in a way that more closely matches how graphics cards worked ages ago
these days, you tell the graphics card "here's an object made of these polygons, save it", and then later go "please draw that object here", it means the graphics card can do stuff while the CPU does work
in immediate mode you go "okay i'm gonna render something" then "render a polygon here, here, and here" a bunch of times, and then go "okay I'm done" at which point it can actually be sent to the graphics card and it can start doing work
@dogo exactly, it's a remnant from back when GPUs had so called "fixed function pipelines", as in it was less a general processor that could run programs, and more a bunch of math operations which the computer could string together
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