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No, he's actually right. On really high-end cards Nouveau runs a full order of magnitude slower than the Nvidia drivers, and it has much higher CPU load when it's working. I develop Linux MAME/MESS on the Nvidia binary driver for that reason.

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Yeah, I second that!


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Make sure you're using -video opengl and not -video soft.

If you are using opengl and it's still slow, try setting -antialias to 0. I don't know if this is still the case in any Mesa drivers today, but line antialiasing (not the same thing as fullscreen antialiasing, which is what PC games use) used to hit software fallbacks on some cards. In MESS/MAME, -antialias only affects systems with vector monitors (Vectrex, some early 80s MAME games) and the boxes around UI windows. Turning it off won't affect image quality for anything else.

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I found my QMC2 settings had the video default setting of soft, once I changed it to opengl it ran so much better - even with nouveau drivers in use.

I think I can call this solved at this point.

Thank you everyone for your help, I very much appreciate it!

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