game machine based on FreeBSD?

Niklaas Baudet von Gersdorff stdin at
Fri Aug 5 17:17:25 UTC 2016

Luca Ferrari [2016-08-05 18:51 +0200] :

> I'm just curious if there is any effort or possibility to build up a
> FreeBSD gaming machine. Since I've seen SteamOS
> <> I'm just curious to be able
> to make a machine based on FreeBSD (and therefore use it also as a nas
> thru ZFS).

AFAIK SteamOS is based on Linux. I remember a short discussion
about running Steam on FreeBSD eventually stating that they are
incompatible. I guess (please correct me if I am wrong) the main
problem is FreeBSD's insufficient support for graphic cards,
shaders et cetera.

That said, while there is an increasing amount of games becoming
compatible with Linux-based systems, I suspect we must wait even
longer for them to be ported to FreeBSD. This is not to say that
I don't embrace your idea and haven't thought about it by myself
though. :-)


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