Gaming on Linux 2019 | A GNU Era of Gaming

zoku88

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Oct 27, 2017
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I remember them talking about it and completely forgot about it.

I'm sure tons of support requests were resolved by pointing people towards ppa's, so hopefully this reduces some of the support costs for developers
 

Crayon

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Oct 26, 2017
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Oh I came to see if that news was here! That's so great. The tendency is to point newcomers towards stable releases, and the general OS install is so easy, that I think a lot of people are getting hung up on this step if they try linux out with gaming in mind. Before, you had to install the OS, install the driver, then install steam and go. Installing the driver was by far the most technical step. Now it's gone. At least for a lot of people. And back porting it is great, too.

Is this going to help laptop users with that Optimus stuff?
 

MLH

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Oct 26, 2017
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Just built a new PC, was previously on Intel i5 4670K now Ryzen 7 3700X
Clean install of Ubuntu, but can't get any of the new Capcom games to work (RE2, DMCV or Monster Hunter World), everything else I've installed seems to be working fine including other Denuvo games like Yakuza. Made sure I'm on the latest drivers.
I click 'Play' in steam, the steam says it's 'running for a few seconds but nothing loads, then data syncs and returns to not running.
I've ran the Proton_log switch enabled which gives some info, but nothing stands out...

On the latest proton 4.2-9 but tried previous versions.
Radeon RX Vega 64 (VEGA10, DRM 3.26.0, 4.18.0-25-generic, LLVM 9.0.0) - 4.5 Mesa 19.2.0-devel - padoka PPA
Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

Anyone else with similar hardware have this issue?
I suspect it;s Denuvo DRM causing the issue, as it's only these 3 games that aren't running. Possibly the change in hardware and not being able to collect sufficient hardware information? Spent a day on these trying to get it working and a little fed up now. Had far too many issues with this new build already, with overly high core voltages and BIOS issues on x470
 

nded

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Nov 14, 2017
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I've gotten MH:W and DMC5 running without much effort in the past. Can't really think of anything in your description that would cause problems. Are you running them from an external drive? Perhaps there's some kind of file system weirdness afoot.
 

MLH

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Oct 26, 2017
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I've gotten MH:W and DMC5 running without much effort in the past. Can't really think of anything in your description that would cause problems. Are you running them from an external drive? Perhaps there's some kind of file system weirdness afoot.
I am yes, though they were on the same disk as my old system, ext4 formatted, just imported into the new system. So were working before.
 

nded

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Nov 14, 2017
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I am yes, though they were on the same disk as my old system, ext4 formatted, just imported into the new system. So were working before.
Might be worth deleting their prefixes in the compatdata folder and trying again. If that doesn't work maybe try verifying the game files through Steam.
 

Crayon

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Oct 26, 2017
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Omg after 20 years of wanting to play it, i tried The Dig.



Omg i hate it lol. I've been expecting this to be good for decades so im going to try more... but i did a few hours last nite and the game seems a mixed bag of dazzling to downright painful.

Lowpoint is perhaps the writing and tone of things. :x It's intermittently silly without being funny and it spoils the great atmosphere.

Next would be the unnatural puzzles and gating. :x thats another major slam for an adventure game, isn't it? Ahhhh I'm not looking forward to beating my head against this one in hopes that it gets better.
 
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Nappael

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Oct 25, 2017
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Battletech. Finally found a game i can settle with after straining my hand playing fighters and shooters for a whole month.

I'm not even sure if it's actually that good or I'm just blinded by my battletech fancy. At first I found it pretty clunky, and the tightly directed missions disappointing, but after a couple hours it really gets down and dirty with the mercenary management game. So fun.

I'm playing it on TV with the steam controller setup to favor the left hand lol.
I've also been playing Battletech recently. I'm only like 8 hours in but it's been great so far!

How well does it work on a controller though?
 

Crayon

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Oct 26, 2017
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I've also been playing Battletech recently. I'm only like 8 hours in but it's been great so far!

How well does it work on a controller though?
Not terrible. Remember im sort of on limp so im not fully utilizing both hands. Mostly, im getting along with left pad as the mouse and right grip flips that to a numbad touch menu to pick my1-8 actions. From there, i have the next/back unit mapped to press/hold on one face button and a few more handyb things there. Pan the camera with stick and other movementes on shoulders.

Its not terribly slow. But i spend enough time looking over my turn that actually entering it is not a big deal. This led to me mapping more fingertip camera controls that i though i would like at the start. Turns out i spend more time looking over the situation each turn than actually entering commands.

Working out great so far. No want for kb tho i keep a small one there.
 

BeImonkey

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Dec 9, 2017
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Interesting article on Forbes about W10 vs POP OS gaming benchmarks:




Slightly better on POP in some games, including one that was running through Proton, but unsurprisingly a bit lower on other games. A choice quote from the article:

Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais told me that the performance work being done in Proton and DXVK has gotten to a point where the CPU overhead of translating DX11 through DXVK can be lower than the overhead in the native AMD DX11 driver on Windows
 

Toast

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Oct 28, 2017
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Interesting article on Forbes about W10 vs POP OS gaming benchmarks:




Slightly better on POP in some games, including one that was running through Proton, but unsurprisingly a bit lower on other games. A choice quote from the article:
I know Dirt Rally has different graphic settings compared to the windows version so that comparison isn't valid.

Interesting that the one using Vulkan has similar performance between the OS.
 

Crayon

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Oct 26, 2017
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Okay i went back to The Dig. I think i threw it down once more in frustration, rhe i picjed it up again yesterday and anfter i finally found and solved a good puzzle, the game picked up alot. The rest of it was much better.

The problems that still stood were the cheeky writing that held back what could have been a serious and genuinly creepy atmosphere, some bad voice acting to go with it, some of the prety backrounds make hot spots hard to see or objects look nothing like they are described and perhaps a lack of items and fun itme based puzzles.

Turned out to be worth playing despite the awful first impression. Finished it this morning and ran perfect front to back on proton.