Other News about gaming on Linux

Rise of the Tomb Raider instability?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 24. April 2018 - 23:08

Has anyone here experienced any instability when running Rise of the Tomb Raider? The game's been crashing constantly for me, to the point where it's nigh on unplayable.

System info:

  • CPU: R7 1700 Stock Speeds
  • RAM: 16GB 2666MHz (Stock)
  • GPU: GTX970 with the recommended 396.18 drivers
  • OS: Arch Linux, KDE, Latest kernel with VFIO patches

Not sure if related, but my performance hasn't been matching what some other people have been posting at all. I'm seeing frequent dips into the mid-40s early game no matter what settings I use. Anyone having a similar experience?

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Playonlinux or Lutris

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 24. April 2018 - 21:25

I use PlayonLinux for a while for programs and some games. Now I found Lutris because of googling for DXVK. Are there any reasonable benefits using Lutris?

In PlayonLinux the Gamefolder (wineprefix) is hidden, so i can't sync with my NAS because thw client can't see the wineprefix folder.

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does wine limit performance

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 24. April 2018 - 21:21

just wondering

how much does wine on linux lower performance compared to the game playing on windows


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GPU Advice

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 24. April 2018 - 20:41

Anyone use any recent AMD GPU's? I'm helping a friend build a PC and I want to suggest an AMD GPU but I'm not real familiar with them in the Linux realm. My last attempt with an AMD GPU (Radeon HD 7770) was awful and I switched to Nvidia. I'm totally ok with suggesting he get a 1060 but I'm really curious how the AMD drivers and support have come along since my 7770.

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Lutris, Do You Use It?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 24. April 2018 - 20:21

Hi, do you use lutris? Why and why not?

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Organizing Wine Library

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 24. April 2018 - 18:51

Hi, how do you keep your games organized with wine? Do you have a windows steam version inside wine which automaticly uses wine to run games?

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Compact action-RPG 'The Swords of Ditto' is out with day-1 Linux support

Gaming on Linux - 24. April 2018 - 18:50

Tags: Action, RPG, GOG, Steam, Humble Store

The Swords of Ditto is the new compact action-RPG from developer onebitbeyond and publisher Devolver Digital and it just released, although it has a big flaw right now on Linux. Sadly, Devolver Digital didn't respond to our review request. Thankfully, the Linux heroes over at GOG sent over a copy for me.

For the record, the GOG team went above and beyond after I discovered an audio issue where newer distributions had zero audio output. Their Linux team scrambled after I sent over a log and did their own special adjustments to get it working. Hopefully the developer will fix it properly in a future build. From what I can see, the Linux build on Steam doesn't even start as they're missing some libs there too. Not the best release…

Since I was only able to secure a copy today (thanks again GOG), I don't have any thoughts to share yet. I will be livestreaming it on our Twitch Channel shortly to get some first impressions. If it plays nicely, who knows what other issues we might find, as it also freezes up when I go to quit it.

Two things I have noticed already: You're not able to reset your progress in the game, there's simply a Continue button and that's all. If you're not using a gamepad—tough luck as they only have Xbox and Playstation symbols. 

You can grab it now on: GOG, Humble Store, Steam

Running MTA:SA >=1.5.5 on GNU+Linux

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 24. April 2018 - 18:47

Is it possible to run the client for MTA on Linux, or just stick to older versions?

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[REQUEST] list of ARM architecture games for Linux

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 24. April 2018 - 16:25

I can't seem to find any list of Linux games that can be used on an ARM CPU. With new Linux desktop modes coming to more and more smartphones (Samsung is testing it right now) and especially Debian Linux being available for the Nintendo Switch now I wonder which games I can play there.

Let's use this post to collect all those games. :)

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Trying to get Space Engineers to work with Vulkan.

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 24. April 2018 - 15:41

Hi. I wanted to run Space Engineers on linux (Ubuntu 18.40 x64 to be exact). Since DX11 emulation is lacking in wine I've decided to use DXVK. Here are the steps I took:

  • Create a fresh 64bit prefix with wine 3.6 on PlayOnLinux (cant use regular wine because I cant set a x64 prefix even if I write WINEARCH=64bit WINEPREFIX=~/.wine in terminal).
  • Install dotnet461 and vcrun2017 via winetricks (this game requires them to work so mono is out of the question).
  • Install DXVK https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/
  • Download mscoree.dll and replace all 15KB placeholders in C:/windows. (needed to remove "dll not found" errors)
  • Download MSVCR120_CLR0400.dll and place it in C:/windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v4.0.30319. (needed to remove "dll not found" errors)
  • Install vulkansdk via winetricks as shown here: https://github.com/roderickc/wine-vulkan
  • Add DXVK=devinfo,fps to run parametrs and --force-vulkan to the game's run parameters in Steam.

And here is the error I get:

[04/24/18 15:35:16] - Running wine-3.6 Steam.exe steam://rungameid/244850 export DXVK_HUD=devinfo,fps (Working directory : /home/jonasz/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/setest/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam[0424/153518.007:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(157)] Crash reporting enabled for process: browser [0424/153518.042:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(171)] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 8 0009:err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {294935ce-f637-4e7c-a41b-ab255460b862} not registered 0009:err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {294935ce-f637-4e7c-a41b-ab255460b862} not registered 0009:err:ole:create_server class {294935ce-f637-4e7c-a41b-ab255460b862} not registered 0009:err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {294935ce-f637-4e7c-a41b-ab255460b862} could be created for context 0x17 0095:err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"Application: SpaceEngineers.exe\nFramework Version: v4.0.30319\nDescription: The process was terminated due to an internal error in the .NET Runtime at IP 000000000073009b:err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"Application: SpaceEngineers.exe\nFramework Version: v4.0.30319\nDescription: The process was terminated due to an internal error in the .NET Runtime at IP 0000000001DF0009

winetricks installed: * dotnet40 * dotnet45 * dotnet461 * dotnet46 * steam * vcrun2017 * vulkansdk

Can anyone help me with that?

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High-speed co-op racer Trailblazers to release on May 8th, with cross-platform multiplayer

Gaming on Linux - 24. April 2018 - 15:10

Tags: Racing, Coming Soon, Steam

Trailblazers, the unique co-op racer where you paint a racing line on the course is now releasing on May 8th with Linux support.

Linux doesn't actually have a large amount of racing games, certainly not many that look properly modern as Trailblazers does. Developer Supergonk and publisher Rising Star Games could be onto a winner here.

Watch video on YouTube.com


Trailblazers is an innovative co-operative racer with groundbreaking on-track gameplay. Racing in teams of up to three-versus-three, players paint the track to create the best racing line, then use that paint to boost up to insane speeds. Drive with flair and style to gain skill points and blaze your way to victory! Experience blistering high-speed action with up to six players online, or locally via split-screen for up to four local players with additional online or AI-controlled challengers. 


  • Paint the track as you race and create your own dynamic racing line to boost on… no two races are ever the same!
  • Work together with your teammates to paint, boost and race better than your opponents, racking up points for driving with skill and flair.
  • Multiple game modes - 3-on-3, partner races, solo sprints and more - plus a full story campaign to discover.
  • Play solo or split-screen with friends either locally or online against people from all round the world - including cross-platform!

The cross-platform multiplayer has me incredibly excited, since they very clearly include Linux alongside Windows, Mac, PS4 and Switch on their Steam page. This should help everyone find people to play with and it could help them on their path to success. Not enough games offer such wide-reaching multiplayer.

Find Trailblazers on Steam.