Run Quake III, win $10,000

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a competition to find the first person who can run Quake III on a Raspberry Pi at a playable framerate.

All this follows the announcement from Broadcom of the release of full documentation for the VideoCore IV graphics core, and a complete source release of the graphics stack under a 3-clause BSD license.

As per, the source release targets the BCM21553 cellphone chip, but it should be reasonably straightforward to port this to the BCM2835, allowing access to the graphics core without using the blob. The prize will go to the first person to demonstrate that they can successfully run Quake III at a playable framerate on Raspberry Pi using these drivers.

This competition is open worldwide, and you can find competition rules here which describe what you have to do, and how to enter.


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