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).
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.