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Getting rid of Windows

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 23:15


I would like to get rid of Windows for good. Proton/Wine is not enough. I know there is /r/VFIO and a year ago I tried setting it up for 2 weeks, but I couldn't pass the second GPU to the VM.

I am wondering if there are any new developments, that allow running any Win game without the vfio fiddling? I read for example in some changelog for VMware Workstation, that it supports passing a GPU. Has anyone tested this?


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Why Tilling WM is best for games

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 22:56

Hi. In the video I show why tilling WM (i3 in this example) is the best for games. It boils down to 3 features.

  1. By switching to a different workspace (look at the top bar) with alt+number key you have instant, never breaking "alt-tab" for all your games
  2. Games that have hardcoded resolution like Diablo (640x480) can be scalled freely, fullscreen even.
  3. Even new games like Doom Eternal or Witcher3 can be downscalled to a smaller window and go back to fullscreen without any problems.


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Wired USB gamepad/controller recommendation?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 22:39

I've currently got an old wired Xbox 360 controller, but it seems to be tweaking a bit more than I'd like -- as in, it's preventing some games from actually playing. I have to use xboxdrv, because for whatever reason xpad won't work at all with it.
(It was previously running smoothly last time I used it at the end of last year, but it's been hanging and fubaring games, so I suspect it may be on the fritz.)

I generally prefer using keyboard/mouse, but I have a few games where a controller makes the game way more enjoyable.

That being said, what would folks suggest?

My preferences are:

  • USB connectiong required. I don't want to deal with batteries or charging. (This is probably the deal breaker)
  • No haptic feedback necessary, though it isn't a bad thing
  • Price. I can afford an expensive controller, but with the amount of gaming I'd do with it, it probably is more worth around $50 tops. I've looked up old xbox wired options, and despite being for a system "no one plays anymore", they seem to be quite a bit more, plus tax and shipping, etc.

I've looked around and it seems most recommendations are wireless. Those that aren't are usually around $100.

So, if anyone has any useful suggestions/advice, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

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A few Linux games crashes when startup if controller is enabled (such as overcooked 2 and Hallow knight). What is the best solution?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 21:54


With the latest Steam installed then my Nintento Switch controller finally worked with Steam (but it worked outside Steam for ages).

So I tried a few games with controller enabled but the crash doing startup (Such as Overcooked 2 and Hallow knight).

There seems to be 2 solution to this;
1: A complicated setup with Unity; https://steamcommunity.com/app/367520/discussions/0/2952595757881629312/
2: Stop using the Linux version and use the windows version via Proton.

Do anyone know a better solution?

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FPS in Satisfactory (Proton/Steam) for you?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 21:08

Hi all

I am interested in your experiences concerning Frames per Second (FPS) running Satisfactory under Steam (Proton) and Linux.

If you'd be so kind and let me/us know what kind of FPS you get (give or take) and what system you are running.

I am just curious if my experience is "normal" or if there is room for change/improvment.

I get 25-30 fps in Satisfactory.

Running Manjaro under kernel 5.7.0 and Sapphire 5700XT Nitro+ with "4.6 Mesa 20.0.7"

What are your fps and with what kind of linux system?

Thanks a lot

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Devil May Cry 5's abilities menu finally works in Proton-5.11-GE-3-MF!

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 19:13

I bought DMC5 Deluxe Edition recently on a whim, and it ran fine in vanilla proton except it would crash in the abilities menu when it tried to play the little preview videos. Fixed! https://i.imgur.com/g3B6UuV.jpg

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I'm really surprised. Final Fantasy XV runs very, but VERY well under GE's Proton build

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 18:23

I still have a Windows partition for when I want to play League of Legends with my friends. I also had FF XV in such partition, because it used to be borked on Linux. Reading through ProtonDB's reports on the game, I noticed that it had a gold rating already! So I decided to try it out. And to my surprise, there's *ZERO* stuttering. It runs really smooth, even considering the optimization problems this game has!

Now I can finally play another of my favorite games on Linux. I literally only play LoL on Windows now thanks to the awesome work of the Linux folks.

You guys rock! :D

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good 2019 laptop for gaming

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 17:23

Planning on buy a "new" laptop, I usually play on a desktop pc running windows, since I don't own a pc anymore, I'm curious to read about fellow linux players about their choices when it comes to laptop playing and hardware.

thinking about a 2019 model just because of pricing, unless the differences are subtle.

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Resident Evil 6: Sound stuttering?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 15:49

I looked through the posts for Resident Evil 6 on ProtonDB and I installed Windows Media Player 11 and downloaded the black screen fix cut scene replacement but when I play the prologue when I encounter the first zombie just before giving Helena medical herbs the sounds starts stuttering, rendering the game unplayable, as in every second or so there will be no sound. If I die and start from the very beginning of the game the same sound issue occurs but from the very beginning of the prologue. I also sometimes notice tearing, in case that is relevant.

I confirmed RenderingThread=OFF was set in my /mnt/.../steam/steamapps/compatdata/221040/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/CAPCOM/RESIDENT EVIL 6/config.ini.


Reading other reports of crackling audio, although not how I would describe my issue, I have edited /usr/games/steam to include the line:


and just in case it helped the I also set the game's launch options to:


I gradually increased both 60 values by 30 and restarted Steam and wehtn through the prologue several times but the same sound issue occurs and I am as far as 240.

I installed using the Lutris Proton script but I run the game from Steam, using custom Proton 5.11-GE-2-MF on my GTX 970, i5 4690K, Ubuntu 18.04 system.

Is there anything that might fix this?

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Weekly Tech-Support Thread for July 05, 2020: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 15:33

When asking for help, include as much information as you can. Give us details to work with. Your specs, distro, drivers and software versions, logs and terminal output. The more you give us, the easier it is to help.

Please sort comments by 'new' to find questions that would otherwise be buried.

If you see a new tech-support related question posted in this subreddit, then please politely link them to this thread.

Ask away!

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What have you been playing on Linux? Come and have a chat

Gaming on Linux - 05. Juli 2020 - 15:02

Ah Sunday, that special day that's a calm before the storm of another week and a time for a community chat here on GOL. Today, it's our birthday! If you didn't see the post earlier this week, GamingOnLinux as of today has hit the big 11 years old! Oh how time sure flies by.

Onto the subject of gaming on Linux: honestly, the majority of my personal game time has been taken up by Into the Breach. It's so gorgeously streamlined, accessible, fun and it's also ridiculously complex at the same time. Tiny maps that require a huge amount of forward thinking, as you weigh up each movement decision against any possible downsides. It's like playing chess, only with big mecha fighting off aliens trying to take down buildings.

It's quite surprising how much room there is for coming up with a strategy, as the game continues surprising me many hours later with what's possible. Made by the same team behind FTL, Into the Breach reminds me of the same feeling I got when first discovering FTL and having that nagging need in the back of my mind calling me back to play more. Fantastic game.

I've also been quite disappointed in Crayta on Stadia, as it so far hasn't lived up to even my smallest expectations for the game maker. It just seems so half-baked, with poor/stiff animations and a lack of any meaningful content to start with. I'll be checking back on it in a few months but for now it's just not fun.

Over to you in the comments: what games have been taking up your time over the last week? Let us know what you've found to be particularly interesting.

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Laptop has 8GB ram Linux only showing 6.9GB

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 14:06

I have been using Linux as my sole OS for about 2 months now, but I have a major problem.

While using windows 10 my Laptop used/showed 8GB ram but since i made the switch to linux it only shows about 6.9GB. I have searched this problem on Internet but the only thing i got is that Linux is using that 1.1 GB ram for Graphics, but My Laptop has 2GB AMD graphics card

Laptop Specs :

Brand : Lenovo

Model : G50-45 (80e3)

[Full Laptop Specs]

Am I missing something very obvious??

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Doom eternal won't launch. Even after using Glourious Eggroll's proton

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 12:48

Hey people. I wanted to play doom eternal on my laptop [ i5 9300h and gtx 1650 max q] with POP_OS on it. Whenever I lauch the game steam shows the preparing to launch and then the game doesn't launch, I tried the launch options that chris titus mentioned in his video but the problem still exists. I updated the nvidia drivers and the whole system. Is there anything I could do to launch the game? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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Protontricks gives error: unexpanded string

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 05. Juli 2020 - 12:10
protontricks 368370 ffdshow l3codex winxp directshow Executing mkdir -p /run/media/name/DATA/steam_linux/steamapps/compatdata/368370 ------------------------------------------------------ WINEPREFIX INFO: Drive C: total 4 drwxrwxrwx 1 name name 0 Jul 3 00:33 . drwxrwxrwx 1 name name 4096 Jul 5 15:37 .. drwxrwxrwx 1 name name 0 Jul 3 00:33 Program Files (x86) drwxrwxrwx 1 name name 0 Jul 3 00:33 vrclient drwxrwxrwx 1 name name 0 Jul 3 00:33 windows Registry info: /run/media/name/DATA/steam_linux/steamapps/compatdata/368370/pfx/system.reg:#arch=win64 /run/media/name/DATA/steam_linux/steamapps/compatdata/368370/pfx/userdef.reg:#arch=win64 /run/media/name/DATA/steam_linux/steamapps/compatdata/368370/pfx/user.reg:#arch=win64 ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------ /home/name/.cache/protontricks/proton/Proton 5.0/bin/wine cmd.exe /c echo '%AppData%' returned unexpanded string 'C:\Program Files (x86)' ... this can be caused by a corrupt wineprefix (`wineboot -u` may help), by an old wine, or by not owning /run/media/name/DATA/steam_linux/steamapps/compatdata/368370/pfx ------------------------------------------------------

I get this output when trying to get the game Her story to work. How do i fix it?

I am using manjaro and steam-manjaro. Protontricks was installed from the AUR.

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