Other News about gaming on Linux

Battle for Orion 2 is 90% off on Steam

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 12. Juni 2018 - 03:36

Hi all. The well reviewed galactic strategy game Battle for Onion 2 is 90% off on Steam, which makes it about $1.50. This released on Linux about 8 months ago and has been on my watch list for a while. It looks great. I'm just starting out but enjoying it so far. FYI...

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Freezing and stuttering in counter strike global offensive?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 12. Juni 2018 - 00:49

I am using linux manjaro XFCE and csgo randomly freezes and stutters,i read that updating the sound card driver on my laptop might be the fix,the only thing ive done is disable the steam overlay which helped slightly.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asus Rog gaming laptop

i7

nvidia gtx550m 2gb

8gb ddr3 ram

https://i.redd.it/4wecm9ggeg311.jpg

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Random instant reboots when playing games on Linux

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 12. Juni 2018 - 00:46

Hello,

I'm having this problem that while I play certain games on Linux (Rise of the Tomb Raider now for example) my computer suddenly reboots after some time, it can be 5 minutes, it can be hours.

I checked the temps with psensor: stable below 70°C on GPU, below 60°C on CPU. last reboot shows the previous boot to be still running.

I'm out of ideas what could cause this, did anyone have to fix a similar issue or is able to help?

Hardware:
CPU: AMD FX-8350
GPU: AMD R9 380X
PSU: 530W bequiet
MB: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3

Software/Drivers (latest):
OS: Arch
GPU Driver: xf86-video-amdgpu 18.0.1-2
vulkan: vulkan-radeon 18.1.1-1
mesa: mesa 18.1.1-1

I added amdgpu.dc=0 to kernel options because otherwise my 2nd monitor would show a black screen. It instantly restarted without the option as well once.

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Just Cause 4 showing up for Linux... sort of

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 11. Juni 2018 - 22:23

Probably just a curiosity or misconfiguration, but maybe there's something more to it?

screenshot: https://screenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com/images/df5e45de-303d-4b24-be78-fad4bb463dd0.png

actual link: https://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Price_DESC&os=linux

The game is not released yet, so no info about depots at steamdb. I wonder if it fits to any of the Feral radar ufos...

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inXile Entertainment are doing a remaster of the original Wasteland, should support Linux

Gaming on Linux - 11. Juni 2018 - 21:01

Tags: Indie Game, RPG, Coming Soon, Steam

inXile Entertainment have announced that they're working on a remaster of the original Wasteland and it should support Linux.

They're obviously not really giving out any details right now, apart from it having updated graphics which they say their aim is to maintain the spirit of the original. It will also run natively in current operating systems, at all current resolutions and offer other quality of life updates as well. It's being done by Krome Studios, the same team doing the remastering of The Bard’s Tale Trilogy.

It's forming part of a new bundle, the "Wasteland 30th Anniversary Bundle" on Steam which will include:

  • Wasteland 1 - The Original Classic
  • Wasteland - 30th Anniversary Edition remaster (due early 2019) 
  • Wasteland 2: Director's Cut
  • Digital Extras: Wasteland 3 Music Track "Frozen Waste", Wasteland 2 Novella: All Bad Things, Wasteland 2 Novella: The Earth Transformed Ghost Book One, Wasteland 2 Novella: Death Machines Ghost Book Two, Wasteland 2 Concept Art Book, Wasteland 2 Choir Songs EP, Wasteland 2 Original Soundtrack.

In regards to Linux support for the remaster, I asked and they said this to me:

I'm not 100% but almost certainly, yes.

For anyone wondering about Wasteland 3, they continue to confirm Linux support for that too.

Wine 3.10 Released

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 11. Juni 2018 - 20:16

The Wine development release 3.10 is now available.

 

https://www.winehq.org/announce/3.10

 

What's new in this release (see below for details):

 

- Swapchain support in Direct 3D 12. - Vulkan support updated to the latest spec. - Debugger support for Wow64 processes. - Still more support for the Task Scheduler. - Various bug fixes.

 

The source is available from the following locations:

http://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/3.x/wine-3.10.tar.xz http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/3.x/wine-3.10.tar.xz

 

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

http://www.winehq.org/download

 

You will find documentation on

http://www.winehq.org/documentation

 

You can also get the current source directly from the git repository.

Check

http://www.winehq.org/git for details.

 

Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

See the file AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.

 

 

Bugs fixed in 3.10 (total 17):

 

29586 Tumblebugs 2 demo: insects render black 31403 bad exe format for mingw binary that works fine on windows. 31533 Copy from Onenote 2010 to linux native or even wine apps fails 33364 AMD HD 6650M is recognized as HD 2900XT1 34686 Neverwinter Nights 2 (GOG.com) fails on startup, claiming: "Unable to detect a video card with hardware 3D acceleration." 35898 64-bit PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.x crashes when searching in a PDF document 36789 Multiple .NET XNA games fail to start, complaining with "Could not find a Direct3D device that supports the XNA Framework HiDef profile" (One Finger Death Punch, Party Of Sin DEMO, Stardew Valley) 37275 Chess Position Trainer 5 (.NET 4.0 app) wants gdiplus.GdipCreateAdjustableArrowCap implementation 38816 Multiple games require XInput gamepad support (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Broforce, Dead Space, Lego Star Wars Complete Saga) 42599 Max Payne 3 (Steam) crashes in DX9 mode 43300 wchar.h missing wmemchr, wmemcmp, wmemcpy, wmemmove, and wmemset 43509 Internet Explorer 11 installer fails, needs stub 'dism.exe' 43606 World of Tanks no longer starts (after launcher) since 2.15 44880 64-bit Mod Organizer 2.1.2 dev6-Silarn-prerelease fails to load 'usvfs_x64.dll', needs 'ntdll.RtlDosPathNameToRelativeNtPathName_U_WithStatus' 45127 Tomb Raider 2013: mismatched shader interface blocks cause broken rendering 45243 Wrong cast in some HANDLE_MSG_WM_* macros produces errors when compiling with wineg++ 45248 CPU-Z 1.8x kernel driver crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.SeSinglePrivilegeCheck submitted by /u/catulirdit
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Do you use Winetricks?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 11. Juni 2018 - 20:14

Hi, soooo...do you use winetricks? Why/Why not?

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Best AMD GPU value nowadays?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 11. Juni 2018 - 19:46

Hello there,

I've been looking for a replacement GPU for a while after my 6870 died (my PSU exploded...), as I have been running my old trusty 4850 since then, and while it can play a lot of titles flawlessly, I didn't dare to attempt playing the most demanding games (besides, I can't use Vulkan with it, as there is no Vulkan driver for r600 cards).

I would like to keep using AMD cards for their continued support of open source drivers, and their amazing work on them. It's really a breeze to setup an AMD GPU, if nothing else.

I recently stumbled upon a refurbished (at a reputable shop) R9 Fury for €250, and thought it was an excellent deal (I happened to have missed the same one around one year ago, but the prices haven't really been going down).

It was sort of an impulsive decision, which I now regret. Of course, my order hasn't been sent, and won't before a few hours, so I can cancel it at any time (I also have about 14 days from the reception date, but that would be more complicated). What makes me hesitate a bit is a few user saying I've been ripped off.

Yet, and this is my main point, I haven't been able to find much better in terms of value/price: if you look at recent benchmarks, the Fury is consistently with the top performers, that costs approximately the double of what I've paid.

Here are a few price points that I was able to find (by decreasing order of performance, lowest I could find, excluding ebay auctions):

  • RX vega 64: €700
  • RX vega 56: €630
  • R9 Fury X: €310 (2nd hand)
  • RX 580: €300 - €230 (2nd hand)
  • RX 570: €280 - €220 (2nd hand)
  • R9 290: €300 - €130 (2nd hand)
  • RX 560: €180

I'm not extremely tight on money, but as a student/intern this is currently around half my monthly salary, so doing the best financial choice is important to me.

This is probably of interest to some people besides me, and I would be more wiling to listen to a well-reasoned comment, so don't hesitate to tell how you reached a certain conclusion!

I had refrained from buying a new GPU until now as I was hoping etherum-driven crazy prices would go down, and second hand GPUs would start flooding the market as a result, but this doesn't seem to be happening so far (though I was surprised to find that 580 for €230, I might have bought this if I had known about it earlier).

Finally, I excluded ebay auctions, are they that worth it?

Thank you in advance for your answers!

Linux master race!

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Just Shapes & Beats for Linux

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 11. Juni 2018 - 19:45

I know that Linux support for the rhythm based SHMUP is planned, but has anyone been successful at running JSB on Linux using wine? I've attempted, and it works fine until the intro; only the sound plays, then it freezes. Is there a way to fix this, also?

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2 years later it's time to follow up to the Tech Survey of Reddit gamers. Over 16,000 people responded in 2016 after No Man's Sky launched, how have answers changed?

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 11. Juni 2018 - 19:41

Survey link is here.

Shortly after No Man's Sky was released and it seemed the preorders and hope bubble was burst I asked you all to complete a short survey to see what some general trends were about gamers on reddit. Over 16,000 people responded to the approximately 13 question survey asking for your PC specs, where you buy your games, and how you feel about preorders. Now that E3 has given us much to salivate over, I think it makes sense to see how time has changed the hive mind. Many questions remain, and hopefully we'll have answers.

And maybe the most interesting question: Regardless of the sound and fury on the front page, are we still pretty split when it comes to preorders?

Survey link is here.

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Windows 7 vs 10 in Prefixes

Reddit Linux_Gaming - 11. Juni 2018 - 17:24

Hi, is there a reason to why the created prefixes always default to a windows 7 compatibility mode instead of windows 10?

Edit: Why was every comment downvoted?

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