My Game Development setup
Not relevant anymoreThings changed quite a bit and thought I’m still using the same notebook, I’m now a happy Windows 10 user running GameMaker Studio 2. I use Linux only when compiling via VirtualBox.
I’ll keep this short and sweet.
Whenever I tell people that I have a notebook, they usually reply with something like “and what about your main computer?”.
I do not have a “main computer”. I have just this notebook. Which is running Linux and has no accelerated graphic card available (to tell the truth it’s an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000).
Yet I’m using GameMaker Studio. How is that even possible? VirtualBox made it possible. I’m running Windows 7 inside Linux via VirtualBox.
Even though I cannot take advantage of all the graphic acceleration stuff (e.g. the awesome graphics in Hyper Light Drifter looks like shit on my notebook; Shovel Knight is unplayable and so on…) I’m able to run my platformer engine with a decent 400 FPS (real). A consistent 60 FPS.
I’m quite happy about it but I just hope I can keep developing with this machine. Fingers crossed.