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Looking for some guidance on running Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 3 hours 31 min ago

I have the game on UPlay I don't have the Steam copy and I wanted to use Proton I have got the game to run under Lutris using the install script for installing UPlay and it downloads and uses Wine-Staging-esync-pba 3.17 if I recall and then I had to set a virtual desktop to my resolution. From what I read online with the information I could find on it but I wondered if there was any difference in performance for the game running it under Proton instead of the Wine build that is provided in Lutris but it doesn't run that well it dips into the 20s and sometimes lower and stutters a lot but mainly sticks around 30.

I understand some of the stutters and hitching is probably to do with DXVK having to build the Shader Cache over time

thanks in advanced for any help.

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Weekly Tech-Support Thread for November 18, 2018: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 4 hours 4 min ago

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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Some eON games don't works anymore

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 4 hours 18 min ago

Recently I found that Bioshock Infinite and Dirt Showdown crashes immediately after launched, with different crash dumps.

Overlord - Rising Hell start but after the intro video, it hangs with a black screen (and I have to kill -9 it to terminate).

Overlord II and The Witcher II, instead starts, but with no audio.

Saints Row 2, starts with no audio, then, after intro video, it crashes.

I'm on openSUSE Tumbleweed (kernel 4.19.1), nvidia proprietary drivers 415.13 (but I tested also with 410.78) and AMD CPU. I tested also on Steam Client Beta, but with no luck.

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Upgrading from 1070 non TI but into what?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 4 hours 44 min ago

I have a regular GeForce 1070 and it is a bit old by now, so I am looking around for new card. But I am unsure witch one and if it should be an Nvidia again or I should go on the AMDs side this time around. The most important to me is the gaming performance and decent performance in Folding@home.

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Moving from Team Green to Team Red (Nvidia to AMD). What do I need to know?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 5 hours 22 min ago

I'm intending to replace my GTX 660Ti and finally let it have a well earned rest after many years of heroic and faithful service. In its place I'm planning on going with an AMD Vega 56 graphics card.

I am running the latest Mint distro, and my knowledge of Linux stuff is largely at the low-end, but getting better.

What do I need to know before making the swap? Am I OK to simply switch off my PC, replace the card, and switch it on again, or do I need to do any preparation beforehand?

Also, I've been hearing much about the driver situation and developments both in proprietary and open-source drivers for AMD cards, but I'm afraid I don't know the details. What drivers should I be using? Anything specific I need to know or do before using them? Do I need to uninstall the Nvidia drivers or do I just ignore them? Using the Nvidia drivers has largely straightforward, is it the same here?

Any advice is appreciated.

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First-person dungeon crawler 'Delver' now has an open source engine and editor

Gaming on Linux - 5 hours 53 min ago

Tags: Dungeon Crawler, Indie Game, Open Source, Roguelike

Developer Priority Interrupt has officially released the game engine and editor behind their first-person dungeon crawler as open source. This is the same developer who made 'Shockolate', a cross-platform open source System Shock.

Writing on Twitter a few days ago, the developer said "In fun and scary news, we've just open sourced the tech behind Delver".

Never heard of it? Have a look at the trailer:


Watch video on YouTube.com

Really cool to see more developers do this! While it might not be useful for everyone, it also helps protect the game from ever vanishing in the future since people could help improve it and port it over to future platforms.

It's also a good bit of advertising for the game, it has certainly made me think about picking it up. Our contributor Samsai took a look when it was still in development, where he said "Delver is an enjoyable game and I don't regret buying it". Since then, it has expanded quite a lot.

Find it on GitHub here under the GPL. For the data files and to support the developer, you can pick up a copy of Delver from Steam or the official site.

Mouselag ubuntu 18.10

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 6 hours 10 min ago

My cursor get really laggy after about 15-20 after booting, help

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Xbox One S controller via Bluetooth and Steam Play

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 6 hours 16 min ago

I know about xpadneo, but it didn't work for me (presumably because Steam is doing its own thing).

Is it possible to have a setup that "just works"? Just boot up, switch on the controller and play a Steam game (Proton or native)?

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gt 1030 for light linux/proton gaming?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 6 hours 30 min ago

hey y'all.

i have a pretty low-end rig, short specs:

  • amd athlon ii x4 640
  • ati radeon hd 5770
  • 4 gb ram

it runs games fine on windows but really struggles on linux (marginally lower performance, incompatibility with opengl >2.0 games despite 3.0 working fine on windows). lack of available games to play is currently a big roadblock to me in terms of switching to linux and i won't get a better computer in quite a while.

i am thinking about dropping in nvidia gt 1030 as a cheap lil upgrade in order to be able to play more native games and also use proton for windows only stuff. is the gpu worthwhile for what it is on linux?

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Dual monitor setup issue with different refresh rates (144Hz/60Hz). Should I buy a second GPU or a second 144Hz monitor?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 7 hours 48 min ago

On Windows moving around on the desktop on my 144Hz monitor was smooth, but on Linux it appears to get synced to the lower Hz monitor. Running glxgears on my 144Hz monitor will show 60 FPS unless I disable my 60Hz monitor, which it then properly displays 144 FPS, and movement on the desktop returns to being buttery smooth as you'd expect.

I'm also getting a horizontal rippling effect whenever I scroll in my browser on my 144Hz monitor if I have something animated playing on my 60Hz monitor, such as a livestream/video. https://streamable.com/l1mao

I was thinking of buying a cheap second GPU to plug my 60Hz into. Has anyone done this? Would it be sufficient?

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Steam Play and a different development model

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 9 hours 34 min ago

I have seen some folks in this great gaming community say that Proton is not open source enough.

I have also read posts from some people saying that using Steam to pay for games that work via Proton is not supporting native Linux games.

I beg to differ, how many gamers do you know that have only used Windows or a console?

Saying that Proton is too commercial is wrong I think, I for one have no problem paying 50 bucks on a Steam giftcard at the 7-11 to run games that I enjoy playing.

Besides we can always take the hard drive out and pop it into another machine and if ya run Linux you know it will boot.

The games will still be there, and the operating system will boot.

It has been a remarkable change.

Proton, Lutris, Play on Linux have all been made in a very short time, before all we had was WINE.

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Battlefield 4 Stutter

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 11 hours 8 min ago

Goodday everyone,

I recently installed Battlefield 4 through the latest Lutris install script. But I'm experiencing some heavy stutter, of which I resolved most by turning off "raw mouse input" in the gameplay settings. Also have it in windowed-mode and all settings on lowest of the lowest via custom setting.

I was wondering if anyone else was/is having these issues amd what you've tried so far. I'll be tweaking and twisting the knobs of the lutris installer again tomorrow, but I'd still like to hear what you've done to improve the experience/remove the stutter.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read (and answer).

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WoW/Overwatch in linux

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 11 hours 39 min ago

What state are they in now. When I tried wow under linux a few years ago, It worked well. The only thing that put me off was the old textures for water. I don't even remember exactly what it was about the water, but it turned me off. It's pretty much the only thing stopping me from switching full time.

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Prison Architect will not load..

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 11 hours 40 min ago

Get the following when trying to run it from steam:

Initialising SDL Audio: FATAL ERROR : Failed to open audio output device: "Couldn't set hardware audio parameters: Success" Failed to open audio output device: "Couldn't set hardware audio parameters: Success"/home/joe/.local/share/Steam /steamapps/common/Prison Architect/PrisonArchitect: line 59: 11763 Aborted (core dumped) "$base"/PrisonArchitect.x86_64 "$@" Game removed: AppID 233450 "", ProcID 11763 No cached sticky mapping in ActivateActionSet.Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1541819448) Exiting workitem thread

Sound is not an issue with any other application. Using Arch with kernel 4.19.2 - anyone know of a workaround for this?

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