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Half-Life remake Black Mesa has a big upgrade with DXVK 2.3.1, optimizations and bug fixes

Gaming on Linux - vor 1 Stunde 18 Minuten
Crowbar Collective have released the Necro Patch for the Half-Life remake Black Mesa, which brings with it some essential bug fixes and some nice optimizations.

Steam FPS Fest 2024 is live with tons of great discounts

Gaming on Linux - vor 1 Stunde 31 Minuten
Another festival of games is live on Steam now with Steam FPS Fest 2024 running until April 22nd at 10am PT / 5pm UTC, and there's also plenty of demos for games to try too.

Cant use nvidia 4080 with ubuntu

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 2 Stunden 14 Minuten

Its showing cant connect to drivers when using nvidia-smi

Can someone let me know the driver version and kernel version they are using on ubuntu

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Linux (Manjaro + CachyOS) install losing LAN connection after x hours or gaming

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 2 Stunden 56 Minuten

Hi

This happened with my first Linux install, Manjaro, but also on my CachyOS install. It has never happened with the Windows 11 install on the same machine.

I can not see that it is related to metered connection or anything like that.

This is the motherboard, and it uses Intel 2.5gb LAN chip

ROG STRIX X670E-E GAMING WIFI | Gaming motherboards|ROG - Republic of Gamers|ROG Global (asus.com)

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Poor UX on linux.

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 4 Stunden 21 Minuten

Hey, around 10 month laptot/dual-boot linux user here!

I really want to beleive in to linux gaming, i really do, but so far it has not been a pain free experience.

For example, launching counter strike 2 will indeed launch, but there's a slight problem. The screen is fully black. There is sound, the cursor works (i can hear the ui elements when hovering over them), but the image doesn't get draw in to the screen. I got cs2 working when i was using endeavouros back 8 months ago, but it was through a lot of tweaking and it didn't work out of the box back then either.

With valheim, the image gets drawn, but i see the valheim logo and the app crashes then right ahead. Tested with and without proton.

Now for some specs:

OS: Fedora 40

DE: Gnome 46

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x

GPU: nvidia geforce RTX 2070

RAM: 16G DDR4

I don't know if it's the GPU or what is it, but surely it's not the out of the box experience many gamers switching from windows would like to have. Now for me, it's not a problem to tweak and configure my pc, but for sure it'd be a much better experience if i got to play the game right away without scratching my head for 3 hours.

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Intense lag in certain games when moving mouse

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 5 Stunden 2 Minuten

So, i just did a fresh install of arch linux, kde plasma 6 w/ wayland. I got steam, and downloaded TF2. Went into the game and something about the mouse cursor felt off, like there was an element of stutter or lag. I had done multiple installs of linux before this, and this was never an issue i had to deal with. I wanted to test with a different game, content warning (which has a platinum on protondb its not native) with proton experimental. Booted it up, loaded in, and it was a total mess. Whenever you moved the mouse, it was like it was stuttering back to the last frame for a second, for no reason. It was so bad you could even think it was running at a lower refresh rate, but even then it looked too off. Micro stutters anytime you moved the mouse and the game seems fine when youre not moving your mouse. But its a weird issue that I dont know how to solve. Everything else is perfect and its just infuriating because one of my worst issues was fixed/reduced when i redownloaded linux and it was awesome. But games just feel in best case off, and in other cases down right unplayable. Before this I was using wine with lutris to try and download titanfall 2 on ea and it went horribly wrong but i just deleted everything. And I dont think it would have anything to do with this. Tried to troubleshoot by downloading piper and seeing if maybe that would help (settings 1000hz and 800dpi) Im honestly not sure of what the issue is, but when I went into another tf2 match, certain portions of the map would feel right, but other times it would feel off, not as terrible as content warning, but it was still very noticeable in many instances. I dont think this is vulkan shaders, because I've run these games on linux before and had no issues like this ever.

EDIT: Just tested it, and this is very much a wayland/nvidia + wayland issue, x11 runs fine for content warning its buttery smooth. I tested both with 1 monitor and wayland with 2 monitors. (mixed refresh rates and I just dont feel like configuring that for x11 only to get screen tearing (75 + 144hz) so yeah) Wayland had the issue on both setups. But x11 was silky smooth on one monitor... Is this Nvidia being Nvidia again, orrrr...?

DISTRO: Arch

DE:KDE Plasma 6

DRIVER: Newest Nvidia 550.67 Driver

DUAL MONITOR: 75+144hz

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Why all the hate for ubisoft and other game delivery platforms, but not Steam.

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 5 Stunden 13 Minuten

Someone is going to have to explain this to me, if you read the steam TOS they changed it about 5 years ago from an buy model to a leasing model. Back when they announced this about 10% were screaming to other steam users to not sign this. Yet when you speak to any steam user they still think they own their library. Can someone please explain this to me, because it makes absolutely no sense.

Every year i contact steam and ask them two questions. When i buy a game can I pass on my collection to my nephew when i die? Answer is always no. The lease is only meant for you and it cannot be transferred. Second question - can i run my steam games offline and without an internet connection. No you will occasionally have to get on the internet to make sure you're authorized to play that game. Wait like DRM? No not at all. Please explain. Dead silence.

I always then say if one day you guys decide to close shop that means all of "my" games will not work. Dead silence.

I am not attacking steam users i just need to know what i am missing and how steam isn't as bad as ubisoft for example.

One last thing bothering me is that steam users think proton is the invention of steam. It's not at all, they are just using wine and adding in a few changes here and there but mostly they developed it to enforce their drm. I run every game using wine. Modern games, old games, ... it requires that you know more but proton is not needed to run any game if you are not in the drm steam ecosystem. Stop praising proton and give credit to the wine developers that have made it possible to game on linux. They have been doing it for over 10 years unpaid.

Here is the TOS - "Steam and your Subscription(s) require the download and installation of Content and Services onto your computer. Valve hereby grants, and you accept, a non-exclusive license and right, to use the Content and Services for your personal, non-commercial use (except where commercial use is expressly allowed herein or in the applicable Subscription Terms). This license ends upon termination of (a) this Agreement or (b) a Subscription that includes the license. The Content and Services are licensed, not sold. Your license confers no title or ownership in the Content and Services. To make use of the Content and Services,

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Steam on Ubuntu 22.04, Wayland, AMD drivers

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 5 Stunden 55 Minuten

Greetings,

I have an XPS 8950 with an AMD graphics card (6000 series?) that I finally got Ubuntu (Gnome) installed with Steam working and playing Windows games. It took 4-5 tries but I got things working well and getting 60fps which is the card max.

I ran into issues with Windows games not running at all using X. I had to use Wayland. I'm confused about this, as there are a ton of folks running ok on X systems. I got the Steam off the Steam website.

I ran into issues with some combination of AMD proprietary drivers, Ubuntu updates and Gnome updates. I got the Oops something went wrong screen at boot at some point. Removing the AMD drivers fixed that. The odd part about that is that I booted OK after the driver installation itself.

If anyone has comments on the two major issues I had, please feel free to chime in.

Thanks.

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Trying to Install Mod Organiser 2 on steam deck need help

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 6 Stunden 34 Minuten

Hey guys so I made a post over on the steam deck reddit but have had no luck in getting help so far so I’ve decided to try my luck here. I’ve been trying to install mo2 on my steam deck for fallout new Vegas, I’ve been following a tutorial on how to do it and I’ve done everything right however when I get to the point where I launch install.sh and press ‘let’s continue’ I keep getting the error “prefix for selected game not found, make sure you have followed the instructions on cleaning your prefix”.

I’m installing on the internal drive, I’ve followed all the tutorial steps and the steps that pop up when you launch the installer telling you to force compatibility 8.0-8.5 and a that, protontricks has all permissions. Right now I’m at a complete loss no matter what I do, or how many times I restart the process, or whatever little fixes I do, or reinstall the game I keep getting the same error no matter what. Can anyone help me with this at all? Thanks guys!

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AMD system runs games way better with Linux compared to Windows

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 7 Stunden 4 Minuten

Hey all, I've been Linux gaming a few days now and I just wanted to share my positive experience.

I'm running an AMD 5800X3D CPU & 6950 XT GPU system. Previously I was on Windows 10 Pro, but when I changed to this CPU, apparently windows takes that as a hardware change and invalidated the licence key. Because I don't use a Microsoft account, only local, Microsoft support said there's nothing they can do.

In my disappointment, I researched a Linux distro for my use case and settled on PopOS. I got it installed, installed steam, installed some games and have been wow'd with it since. There's 3 games in particular that run far better now.

Warhammer 40k Darktide: on Windows this game was a stuttering mess. On PopOS, it's been smooth.

Elden Ring: on Win10 this game would crash after a few seconds the first time starting the game, then work after that. No crashes so far on Linux.

Hell Divers 2: this game would open to the player's ship and crash every time. Now it work great, no crashes.

I don't know why this hardware combo was so bad on windows for those games, but wow is it nice to play them without issues. The only thing I wish I still had from Windows was FanControl. I miss that software for keeping my computer fans in check. Otherwise, very happy to have made the switch.

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Steam unresponsive and slow on GNOME

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 7 Stunden 51 Minuten

I'm curious to see if anyone is having issues with Steam being unresponsive and sluggish on their machines running GNOME. I've used this across multiple arch-based distros, as well as Bazzite-GNOME on my deck, and sometimes it takes several attempts of clicking the "properties" portion of the menu for it to even pull up.

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I don’t need a new GPU I needed to enable FSR through Lutris.

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 8 Stunden 47 Minuten

Been playing Helldivers 2 for weeks now (go Doom Squad) on my little RX 5500 XT. It was a good card for its time, but the graphical limitations I was running into with HD2 (even though I know it’s mostly from poor optimization) really made me want to upgrade my graphics card. I was thinking about shilling out the several hundred dollars to upgrade to the 6700 XT or the 7800 XT, but then I remembered Frame Generation, and specifically I remembered AMD’s FSR.

God bless Lutris and ProtonGE. With these powers combined I now run Helldivers 2 on ultra settings and I get a solid 45-70 FPS.

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amd and corectrl profiles

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 11 Stunden 13 Minuten

when using auto the default power profile my usage is all over the place. If I set high for old games the gpu usage is cut in half from 30% to 16%. I don't really want to set high for the profile every boot does anyone know whats up?

EDIT: I think I found the solution under "Screen artifacts and frequency problem" on https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/AMDGPU#Installation

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Mouse is extremely sensitive and also delayed (see table) in No Man's Sky with gamescope

Reddit Linux_Gaming - vor 11 Stunden 54 Minuten

So. Basically I've been trying to use NMS with gamescope to try HDR, but the issue occurs even without any HDR arguments (just plain gamescope -e -f -r 120 -W 3440 -H 1440. None of the below happens without gamescope, I've been playing the game for years.

The moment I load the game the cursor acts like the sensitivity is like 1.000%. Barely moving my mouse results in the character spinning like 3-4 and driving me crazy. And that is after setting the in-game sliders to 1% sensitivity, it was somewhat worse before.

Even weirder, the mouse movement seems to "lag behind" my physical movements. The camera is not moving if I'm not moving the mouse myself. BUT, while I do move the mouse, the game is acting like it receiving the movement with a time offset, essentially moving in the direction I was moving it a while ago.

Movement direction over time t0 t1 t2 t3 t4 t5 t6 mouse ➡️ ➡️ <pause>> ⬇️ ⬅️ ⬅️ <doesn't matter> in-game camera <t x-1> ➡️ <no movement>> ➡️ ⬇️ ⬅️ ⬅️

System:

  • Plasma 6 on EndeavourOS/Arch
    • Solaar installed but I don't think I've done anything weird there
    • Pointer acceleration set to None in DE settings does nothing, neither does changing the pointer speed to 0.00.
  • AMD 6800XT on RADV/mesa
  • 5800x3D cpu
  • dongle wireless mx master 3 mouse which has no issue in any other game
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