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Accessing Window 10/Xbox One Streaming app capability activated in Linux using Wine or similar program

This is one of those questions where I am pretty sure that the answer is known and obvious, but I cant just let it go until I get the answer from others. I am looking at a resource conservative boot of Linux, with primary objective being extreme resource management. The use of Linux is not from a dislike of WIndows 10, I think that Windows 10 is great, and the integrated cloud technology allow the O.S. to update frequently for improved performance. In the past having to wait years for new versions, or to get a new service pack update would be significant issue with today's tech environment. I haven't really spent much time looking into types of windows 10 boot options, like creating a boot with a significantly restricted programs running.

What am I running that I want resources dedicated too, gaming (it's not the primary purpose, but creating a boot Flash drive for SteamOS would be handy, Kali- for working on my CCNA+ and Linux certifications (again will be setup to boot on its own Flash boot loader. Last a simple version of Linux to run my DAW and Studio software for when I am working in the studio, and require hardware, software, & maintaining a hyper organized digital media folders. With the DJ side having music organized by genre, beats per min, environment based (Slow songs for weddings, school dances, etc vs. a club or Private party for a Frat or Sorority, where building momentum in the set, increasing the subconscious link that once you hit the perfect spot, 120-130 B.P.M. At that point the body releases pleasure endorphins, same as when you work out and it happens. It is also the main zone that doesn't cause rapid physical fatigue, but enough to keep people moving. Then the more artistic aspect can be introduced, by mixing and creating beat matching, solid transitions, and for the sake of all that good in the world, playing a popular club hip hop track, and following it up by Bon Jovi should be outlawed. It's not about which I personally enjoy hearing, it's a matter of transition that metaphorically is like having a manual shift car with proper shifting up and down while driving vs. somebody going 80 miles per hour and just throwing it into 1st. When DJ's do this I feel like my ear get whip-lash.

So when it comes to operating using Linux to keep resources aimed at the most important aspects, I would like to keep the option to Stream from my Xbox One S. and I was thinking is there may be something similar to Wine for running windows programs on a Mac? Or since it's not only proprietary for Windows, and only available on the windows store, or other Microsoft source there it's not going to happen.

If Microsoft had followed through with what they said was going to be released in August 2016, I would not even need anything beyond a decent VPN service, and a good network connection, then use the Xbox One's components for most needs. The release in 2016 was to bring Windows 10 operation to Xbox One, basically providing cross compatibility in both directions. I imagine that it will be something that will come, but I want it now. Having it run VR- AR, and Windows only games (Or STEAM,) would be great.

Anyone, that has heard about the Xbox Streaming App and 3rd Party Linux operation, without using a Virtual Machine, please let me know any failures or successes. Also, I am curious if anyone has jumped into the deep end to perform a Root of XB1, or specific components merged with a PC system. !st gen XB1 that had a critical system failure or something.

Look forward to any feedback.


09/23/2018 10:03:02 CEST

Overwatch input problems

It is more the mouse, but sometimes the keyboard has some issues

The mouse's left click sometimes doesn't register or it clicks but does not hold. this only happens in game. Logitech g602

Keyboard keys sometimes get stuck down until they have been pressed again. so if i am running forward and let go i will keep running forward. corsair k70

Any help would be appreciated.

09/23/2018 09:14:31 CEST

How to make stream chat picture in picture mode

Is know there is tool https://www.producthunt.com/alternatives/helium-3 for mac, but I don't know any tools like this for linux :(((

09/23/2018 08:49:55 CEST

Dark Souls 3 and Proton on Arch Linux

Hey all, I've installed the game, and the game launches, but when it opens the window is gigantic to the point of me being unable to use the UI to change the size, and as a result is totally unplayable.

It works apparently, but the problem is with the window size facepalm.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

There's also a crackling audio problem, but that's less important. For now I just want to get the game to where I can use it.

09/23/2018 08:02:47 CEST

ubuntu 18.04 wont detect my vive

Error 108 on steamVR. tried many things. reinstalled, reinstalled steam, checked all connections, etc. what do i do?

09/23/2018 06:03:58 CEST

No luck with Strange Brigade on wine

I was hyped when I received a free copy of Strange Brigade and, looking into it, saw that it supports Vulkan. However, it seems like it won't boot past a black screen, after having tried it with both Proton and Lutris. DXVK is a no go, since the windows version runs on DX12.

Has anyone had any luck in that regard?

09/23/2018 05:03:15 CEST

An update on the status of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation - "You really can't port your engine to consoles without going to Linux first"
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/an-update-on-the-status-of-porting-ashes-of-the-singularity-escalation-for-linux.12613
09/23/2018 04:14:49 CEST

If I sent you a small .exe, could someone make me a wine wrapped MacOS program?

I cannot seem to get this done for some reason. I would greatly appreciate it. Please DM me and I am sorry if this is against the rules.

09/23/2018 03:53:31 CEST

Simple Linux Gaming on Ubuntu
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJUphbYnpg
09/23/2018 03:45:41 CEST

Xubuntu is NOT as hassle-free for gamers as Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is the recommended distro for gamers coming from Windows and since I used Xubuntu since 12.04 on a Laptop I knew everything should be 100% compatible.

This is not the case. I have a few games that have some issues (framedrops, weird behaviour in windowed mode etc.) when I first tried it with Xubuntu.

Most notable is Kerbal Space Program. This is game is UNPLAYABLE on my clean Xubuntu 18.04.1 install. The screen turns blacks (sooner or later) when the game is in normal view, map view still works though. I tried everything I could and after a total of 4 reinstalls of Xubuntu I gave up.

I only switched from Windows recently and have no idea what part of Xubuntu could cause this but as of now I have to use Ubuntu instead even though I dont like GNOME. I might try to install XFCE instead but right now I just want my games to work...

Anyone got an idea why this could be?

09/23/2018 02:06:29 CEST

Asking for Mouse Advice

I am currently looking for a powerful mouse that works flawless under Linux. Currently I use a RAT3 that does not work well at all under Linux. As I want to move my main pc to Linux, I also have to switch the mouse.

Any recommendations?

09/23/2018 01:32:57 CEST

No luck with Train Sim World

Unfortunately it seems to be the first game which does not run on Proton or on wine-staging/dxvk 0.72.

The exe starts, but nothing further happens.

System: AMD FX 6300, RX 460 (amdgpu), Arch Linux with wine-staging 3.16 and dxvk 0.72.

09/23/2018 00:47:53 CEST

Rise to Ruins. Put your money where your mouth is and support no DRM, no DLC developers. This one is $5 on Itch and Steam and well worth $50.
URL: http://risetoruins.com/index.php?/page/free_content_and_no_drm_philosophy.html
09/22/2018 23:42:41 CEST

[support][wine/Proton][Controller] Dragon Quest XI loss of controller support

Hello guys,

Does someone have an up-to-date version of the game on Steam and could test controller support?

It was working at the beginning of the week but somehow stopped working.

I'm on Arch so maybe it's an update but I checked the reasonable culprits, that are SDL and nothing has changed since at least July.

Stranger, all other games retained controller support on SteamPlay, so maybe it's something about DQ XI or UE4 though I don't remember the game updating this week.

Could someone check?

09/22/2018 23:14:10 CEST

Vega 56?

I was consider an RX 580 for my Linux gaming computer that I plan to build, but Vega 56 also seems appealing. Can anyone point me towards some benchmarks on how well Vega performs in Linux games?

09/22/2018 23:11:14 CEST

Ive spent the last 2 hours struggling to get the CPU heatsink back on after applying thermal paste. Lmao How the actual fuck
URL: https://i.redd.it/a81nf5ehiun11.jpg
09/22/2018 21:58:58 CEST

Linux Gaming FINALLY Doesn't SUCK! (LinusTechTips)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJUphbYnpg
09/22/2018 21:02:39 CEST

More DXVK performance coming soon

The DXVK developer implemented a shader cache in an experimental branch after a chat we had about performance:


Early numbers by jp7677 have Arkham Knight’s average FPS increasing to 54 FPS from 48 FPS when the cache is hot. Minimum DPS doubles from 17 FPS to 33 FPS. Driver updates do not invalidate the cache (and DXVK updates likely could reuse the cache). The shader cache files can be distributed among users in advance.

However, it is an early implementation that is subject to change. Presumably, it’s immaturity is why it is in a branch rather than in HEAD.

I did not expect him to try to implement my suggestion after he said that he had already tried it previously and it did not work out. I was very pleasantly surprised by this.

09/22/2018 19:46:14 CEST

Mouse movement causing hanging

This doesn't happen in all games, but in some such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R. SOC, Singularity, and Mirror's Edge to name a few, but whenever I move my mouse the framerate will tank to the point of hanging, depending on how long movement is sustained. Could this be a mouse specific issue? Using a Logitech G502 for reference.

09/22/2018 18:21:17 CEST

Halp installing StarTrek EliteForces2 (Multiple CD Images GRR!)

Anyone know how you install StarTrek Elite Forces2 now? oO It's mostly abandoned by activision and came as 2 CD's.

I got 2 CD images. Both mount and look fine. The setup file (.exe) runs on CD Image 1. Then the game asks for CD2 (also a image) for some lame reason it's not seeing the second image.

So I tried making a folder, put everything into one place, still gives me a one finger salute....what the hell is going wrong? I can't for the life of me get the damn game to see it's own files. Maybie someone that knows the ways of the headache that is WINE can help me?

09/22/2018 17:50:50 CEST

Linux porting seems to be the First step for console porting
09/22/2018 17:41:44 CEST

Will windows store games like Forza Horizon 3 &4 ever be playable on Linux?
09/22/2018 17:29:26 CEST

RedneckGDX: open-source re-implementation of Redneck Rampage [fully playable]
URL: https://m210.duke4.net/index.php/downloads/download/8-java/52-redneckgdx
09/22/2018 17:01:34 CEST

With this page you will know which games are compatible with Steamplay.

Steam Compatibility Reports is a site that hosts a new database of Steam games that work with Proton. To date 4398 games have been reported, and of these 2090 have at least a "Platinum" status and 377 have at least a "Gold" status.

That a game has a platinum state in this case, means that whoever tried it did not find any problem with the game, it works perfectly on your computer and distro without needing to adjust anything.

If a game has gold status, it's because it works well, it's playable, but it may have some compatibility details, for example, that the PS4 controller doesn't work, and it needs some adjustments to go well.

There is also "silver" which means that it runs with some minor problems, but is playable; bronze means that it runs, but hangs constantly and has problems that prevent playing in peace.

Link of the website: https://spcr.netlify.com/

09/22/2018 16:37:16 CEST

Battlenet Lutris Installer

Not sure if anyone else tried the lastest version released a day ago... I just installed on my system and am down to 9fps....i reverted back to the Gold version from 3 weeks ago and am back at 70-80 FPS.

09/22/2018 16:14:50 CEST

SteamLG - tempfix for manual creation of Steam game icons

I did simple bash script to workaround Linux Steam bug (https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5012). Short bug description is "Steam won't create my game icons/launchers!".

Here's GitHub page: https://github.com/jedenastka/steamlg

09/22/2018 16:05:54 CEST

Wine Staging PBA 3.16 DXVK 0.72 - Overwatch - Busan Capture - LOW Qua...
URL: https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=ZAgRGksViYc&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DxtoKojixdeE%26feature%3Dshare
09/22/2018 14:51:50 CEST

How to build osu!lazer for Ubuntu 18.04

Needed Dependencies are dotnet core sdk, get it here: https://www.microsoft.com/net/download

First Clone the Repo

git clone https://github.com/ppy/osu.git

cd osu/

git submodule update --init

Restore nuget packages by:

dotnet restore

Build osu!lazer:

dotnet build

to simply run osu!lazer:

cd osu.Desktop

dotnet run

to make a linux binary package:

dotnet publish --self-contained --configuration Release --runtime ubuntu.16.10-x64

You can expect the Package under: /osu/osu.Desktop/bin/Release/netcoreapp2.1

There is a script available on my Github page that automates this process:


09/22/2018 13:59:43 CEST

I know it's getting said a lot but I just want to thank Valve for Proton

I've just spent all morning playing SuperHot and Beatsaber in Ubuntu 18.04 with my gf without a hitch. She didn't even realise the games we're made for our setup!! Valve you guys are making a huge difference.

09/22/2018 13:52:08 CEST

Catalyst or Open Source?

Recently I've wanted to move my 2nd pc to linux and since I'm using the Antergos on my primary I would use it here aswell. My question is, since on that pc I'm having the AMD's Radeon HD 6570 (Turks), which would be the better driver to go for if anyone has ever had any chance of getting the benchmarks for the catalyst 15.9 and open source drivers? The GPU is pretty outdated but I'm just interesting if it would be better to run catalyst or not, thanks in advance.

09/22/2018 12:46:53 CEST

Disable vsync on csgo using compton

Hello, as the title says I would like to have compton becouse it gets rid of tearing on firefox but it applies vsyn to everything including games.

Is it possible to add an exception to compton for games or only applying it to the web browser would be better.

09/22/2018 12:44:05 CEST

[Proton] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - short gameplay and samples
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh0E2CL1QcY
09/22/2018 11:12:31 CEST

FFXI with dx8

Old games like FFXI i've been playing with loads better with directx8, so i'm trying to make wine to use dx8 with argument "-dxlevel 81". However, the executable file requires argument itself too. Here's the command i am using:

primusrun wine xiloader.exe --server 123.456.789.00

i tried to force it to use dx8 with this command :

primusrun wine xiloader.exe --server 123.456.789.00 -dxlevel 81

but it doesnt work, cause the file xiloader.exe is taking the -dxlevel 81 as an argument for itself instead of for wine. Does anybody knows how can i make wine to use DX8 please?

09/22/2018 10:55:18 CEST

Stuttering on origin games

I am trying to play The Sims 4 and Sim City on origin on kubuntu 18.04.1 and when I try to play them, they run but the games have a stutter/freeze for a split second every 5 seconds. I am on a clean install of both kubuntu and wine 3.16-staging and I notice when the stutter happens, the hdd activity light comes on. Any ideas if I am missing something?

x86_64 Linux 4.15.0-34-generic
Intel Core i5-2400 @ 4x 3.4GHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
KDE 5.44.0 / Plasma 5.12.6

Nvidia is using the 396.54 driver from the ppa

09/22/2018 07:55:07 CEST

How to install DXVK on fedora?

Hey, im having trouble installing DXVK on fedora and cant find anything online. Does anyone know the commands for getting it installed?

I tried following this: https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki/How-to:-DXVK

But kept getting "No match for argument: "

09/22/2018 07:50:21 CEST

How to install DXVK on fedora?

Hey, im having trouble installing DXVK on fedora and cant find anything online. Does anyone know the commands for getting it installed?

I tried following this: https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki/How-to:-DXVK

But kept getting "No match for argument: "

09/22/2018 07:40:21 CEST

How can I remap DualShock 4 buttons?

Now that Steam Play makes it easy for me to play my Windows games on Linux, I'm running into an issue with needing to rebind my DualShock 4 buttons for some games that have horrible default control schemes (e.g. Metal Gear Rising and Bayonetta). On Windows it's easy because the software needed to use the DS4 at all lets you rebind keys and save profiles. But I haven't been able to find a similarly easy way to rebind my controller and save profiles for the Linux side.

This is a game-breaking issue to me. I refuse to grapple with shitty control schemes. I can't imagine there's no way to deal with this, I just can't find it.

09/22/2018 03:37:12 CEST

Wine Battle.net issue, help.
URL: https://i.redd.it/7139mncoion11.png
09/22/2018 02:03:45 CEST

[help] steam tray icon broken


leftmost icon is steam icon. I don't know why it's like this.

09/22/2018 01:49:02 CEST

Battle.net issue, help.
URL: https://i.redd.it/qjw8n1m6ion11.png
09/22/2018 01:48:29 CEST

Crossover steam help

I am trying to get windows steam working with crossover on ubuntu 16.04

Linux steam works fine also so does "big screen" and i can select ps4 controller from options in big mode.

I can get the windows version of steam to work fine except "big screen" mode. it just boot to black screen i can hear splash screen sounds though. the problem i have is to use the ps4 contoller i need to tick a box only available in big picture mode, but that mode is just black screen......any ideas? I have tried WINE and POL but never got windows steam working. crossover gets it working i just need to use ps4 controller with it

09/22/2018 01:43:37 CEST

[Tokyo Games Show 2018] Smach Z: Linux Gaming Handheld: News and Upcoming Milestones
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/tgs-2018-smach-z-news-and-upcoming-milestones/
09/22/2018 01:42:22 CEST

Civilization V and DLL mods

It's possible to use dll mods in the civilization v linux version? I use Ubuntu btw

09/22/2018 00:55:59 CEST

ticket to earth?

I didn't see it listed in the wine appdb. And I didn't find any guides for getting it to work. wine 3.0 on my system first asked about mono then crashed. Any gueses if it even works? If so is their a tutorial for doing so?

09/22/2018 00:35:26 CEST

Dual Boot Concepts


i just read about people tending to dual boot a PC with Linux and Windows.

Usually people tent to install both OSs on the same drive. This has always lead to trouble and often loose one system, loose the other as well.

Installing a single OS on one drive and using your user data on the same drive also often leads to loose one, loose the other as well in case of problems.

Same goes for the boot hirarchy.

Placing the bootloader on the windows drive may let you loose access to both drives in case of problems.

A prooven concept for a save dualboot home machine is, to use one SSD for one OS and a second drive for your data.

So for a dual boot machine im using 2x SSD for the OS's and 2x HDD for my data.

  • Windows OS is on /dev/sda (c:) primary master
  • Windows data is on /dev/sdb (d:) secondary master
  • Linux OS is on /dev/sdc (e:) primary slave
  • Linux data is on /dev/sdd (f:) secundary slave mounted as /home !!

The bootloader grub2 is installed on primary slave, my LinuxOS boot SSD and is set in BIOS to boot first.

The reason is, otherwise grub will be installed on my Windows c: drive and once the Linux drive is out, off, broke, i cant access my Windows anymore due to bootloader problems cant find my Linux, so i need to reset the bootblock on the c: drive. Thats bad so im booting into primary slave.

Linux on the other hand is accessible when the Windows OS drive is missing or failed.

I hope i could get some people inspired to think about the concept they want to dual boot their PC.

Cheers^ ^

09/21/2018 23:30:42 CEST

Criticker is an algorithmic recommendation service. The more ratings it has for games, the better its recommendations become, so feel free to contribute your opinions!
URL: https://games.criticker.com/
09/21/2018 22:49:22 CEST

Why Linux MATTERS for the future of PC Gaming (Native + Wine/Lutris + Steam Play test on BUDGET PC)
URL: https://youtu.be/8vXJlg0559c
09/21/2018 22:33:59 CEST

osu!lazer build scripts based on dotnet core.

I made some scripts helping me getting always the newest osu!lazer build.

Read more at my GitHub page: https://github.com/Alexmitter/osu-laser-linux-installer

09/21/2018 21:37:00 CEST

Wine esync-staging-pba 3.16 builds up on lutris

Notable changes since previous esync 3.15 builds :

- Synced with wine-staging up to 3f082c2 (this is actually the latest master as of now, not 3.16 release)

- PBA is now disabled by default and can be enabled with PBA_ENABLE=1. Previously, it was enabled by default and could be disabled with PBA_DISABLE=1. While using DXVK you want PBA disabled, so this will ease installer makers work.

- Builds renamed to "esync-staging-pba" from "esync" to clear up any confusion regarding what was or wasn't included.

You can find the pkgbuild used to create these builds here : https://github.com/Tk-Glitch/PKGBUILDS/tree/master/wine-tkg-git

Resulting source can be found here : https://github.com/lutris/wine/tree/esync-staging-pba

09/21/2018 21:23:48 CEST

Is someone running sc2 via lutris on opensuse?

Hello everyone,

i am trying to get starcraft2 running on opensuse.

Ive read the recommendations page (https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki/Game:-Blizzard-App) but i cant install all the recommended packages because some are missing in the repos.

To be more specific, the following package is missing: xorg-x11-font-utils that's why the installation of mscorefonts2 fails.

does someone know how to get that package for opensuse?

any help appreciated! :) greetings

09/21/2018 21:02:26 CEST

Feral Interactive are teasing ANOTHER new Linux port
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/feral-interactive-are-teasing-another-new-linux-port.12612
09/21/2018 20:50:01 CEST

Quake 3 Arena in 2018

What is the canonical, best way of playing Quake 3 arena on Linux right now? I believe this has all migrated to Quake Live by now, but I don't think that actually has native support. I read that some people still prefer to play Quake 3. I assume the latter would connect you to a different server structure and a smaller playerbase than QL. Is Quake Live pretty good in Wine? I find many posts about this in terms of Windows, but little information as it pertains to Linux.

09/21/2018 18:34:00 CEST

Star Control Origins on Linux

Anyone manage to get it working? Using Proton, it crashing on the startup loading screen for me. :/

09/21/2018 18:03:13 CEST

How to get uplay working under wine

I've been having some problems with uplay and lutris every time I try launching it gives a message about crash logs. I did install it manually in the global wine version not the lutris provided one. I can get it to work fine under regular wine staging but if I change the wine version to wine Esync or anything else it refuses to play nice with wine and dxvk

09/21/2018 17:37:33 CEST

Logitech g502 on linux

Okay I'm a long time windows user and I have been hating it for quite some time. The only reason I'm still on Windows is because everything is just made for it. I even have a dual boot working Mac os high Sierra (hackintosh) and I still prefer it over windows. Anyway my issue is my mouse settings it just doesn't feel right on Linux no matter what I do. I'm wondering is there any specific guide out there to adjust my dpi and fully remove accelaration ? I'm still quite new to Linux. I'm using antergos (Arch Linux)

09/21/2018 17:24:31 CEST

Nintendo 3DS emulator 'Citra' sounds like it's coming along rather nicely
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/nintendo-3ds-emulator-citra-sounds-like-its-coming-along-rather-nicely.12608
09/21/2018 17:13:48 CEST

Shiuld I dual boot

I'm getting stuff together for my second build and I've been interested in Linux for a while but I'm wondering if it would be more worth while running Windows and Linux or just finding the best distro that will support the majority or what I'll want to play, also what distro would you recommend for both a gamer and a beginner?

Edit: please forgive the spelling in the thread name

09/21/2018 16:59:25 CEST

X360 Joysticks trouble in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm having trouble getting my wireless controller to work correctly under Ubuntu 18.04. All of the buttons work but the triggers and analog sticks do not track correctly. I'm using the built-in xpad drivers (I've also tried to use the xboxdrv but probably didn't have it setup correctly). The right analog stick doesn't have full range of motion in Dolphin Emulator, then when I look at the config with jstest, it's fine but the right analog stick is messed up and doesn't track correctly.

Should I delve deeper into xboxdrv and set up the controller with that and blacklist the builtin xpad driver? In games that don't need the triggers or analog sticks, everything is fine but trying to run Dolphin Emulator or N64 emulator is having issues with the controller not mapping correctly.

Any hints or tips?

09/21/2018 16:49:49 CEST

2D shooter with a few RPG elements 'Trash Squad' has been released
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/2d-shooter-with-a-few-rpg-elements-trash-squad-has-been-released-for-linux.12604
09/21/2018 16:33:45 CEST

Anyone else notice a drop in performance in World of Tanks?

Up until several days ago, I was able to run World of Tanks with all settings maxed out except tessellation and motion blur off at around 70 to 80 FPS on my R9 Fury. Now, at the same settings, I'm getting 40 - 50 FPS. Has anyone else experienced significant performance decreases in this game? I think it might have been a game update that affected performance, because I didn't change any part of my Lutris config for that game. I'm using Wine esync-3.15, and DXVK 0.72.

09/21/2018 16:31:58 CEST

Help Test Intel+Nvidia Hybrid Graphics GDM3 Fixes In Ubuntu 18.04
URL: https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/09/help-test-intelnvidia-hybrid-graphics.html
09/21/2018 16:01:59 CEST


Anyone else coming up with a frozen window when loading subnautica?

I am currently running Linuxmint 19 cinnamon. I used Lutris to install the game but don't know what I'm missing.

09/21/2018 14:43:12 CEST

Starcraft won't Work

Using an Acer Chromebook C720, I downloaded StarCraft and Brood War online no problem. After deleting it for stupid reasons, I decided to redownload it. Just noting that ALL SC files were deleted. However, using the same device with a lot more space, for some reason it will not download from any source. I've tried the original method, through MEGA, but it always just crashes my computer and I have to restart it.

09/21/2018 14:39:36 CEST

Trouble with World of Tanks

I'm playing World of Tanks on Arch using Lutris script with DXVK but I have a problem with audio. They audio is lagging but the worst this is that it pops loudly and the game mutes itself for a few seconds. The sound returns to normal until another pop.

09/21/2018 14:38:07 CEST

Simplex noise lands in Godot 3.1
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/simplex-noise-lands-godot-31
09/21/2018 13:06:18 CEST

Godot gets a new FileSystem dock for 3.1
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/godot-gets-new-filesystem-dock-3-1
09/21/2018 13:06:03 CEST

Have you tried Logitech G403 Wireless Gaming Mouse with High Performance Gaming Sensor?
URL: https://web.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=317561309016815&id=308041326635480&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB44P1Rf0IjeT4suFcYuJF6RwVuHA8l8uif8D1c_f8kbJExnW3xLVL84mZwUxkAzqMNzOQm7sfniZ86CQAxcWUru3r5gYnxxlMpDpFWNaaTbSpbS864TxgwTWbZYzL09oVfxjKOYF4mLH-Moao1q3XFQf7niW4VyXpYDq241Z7QX0KhvRQt&__tn__=-R
09/21/2018 12:08:49 CEST

How to Go Fullscreen

I am successfully got sleeping dogs running in wine and dxvk how do I get fullscreen working

09/21/2018 11:58:25 CEST

stein.world - Major Update (0.2.3) 7 new professions and much more...
URL: https://pg5-studio.itch.io/steinworld/devlog/49207/stein-hard-work-v023
09/21/2018 11:39:52 CEST

Anyone got Star Control Origins working?

I get as far as the first screen and then a crash message.

  • 3.16,
  • DXVK .72,
  • Nvidia GTX 1050 w/ 396 drivers,
  • Debian 9,
  • Lutris,
  • Wine configured as Win10.
09/21/2018 08:08:36 CEST

Proton is getting so much hype maybe it is time to take a step back and examine Valve a bit.

When the time is right they are going to try to go toe to toe with the big boys. Allowing 3rd party companies to do the manufacturing. I don't own one and I am sure they aren't bad but that didn't work out for the 3DO or CDI.

The Xbox crippled video game development. If studios want to port their game on the most popular console they have to write in for direct x. Then if they want that most of that sweet, sweet PC money they have to port it to DX too. If you are a AAA studio or a runaway indie hit that can you can easily port it to openGL for a ps4 release. Poor Vulkan is almost always an afterthought because the console Market and because it is so new comparatively.

So many man hours have been wasted in this decades long platform pissing contest. Think about all the great features that could have been implemented or even full fledged games that could have been made. The bottom line is to a lot of these companies (Valve included) Linux Gamers only as important to them as our market share.

I have high hopes (and healthy skepticism) for proton because it could potentially let me never use Windows again all because I wanna play a game that isn't supported by one of the many wine Front-ends, or use a WINEPREFIX or a million jury rigged other things I have done over the years.

Personally, I feel like I have been teeter tottering back and forth between windows and and various linux distros for 15 years all because of gaming. I am sure a lot of this subreddit can relate to that feeling.

But I think we all know why valve is pumping all this R&D into Proton. They don't want to don't want to stop at Steam OS, steam boxes and a controller that gets mocked. They are playing the long game. Steam is a store front right now. but if you don't diversify you die.

Look at Samsung phones their profits are dropping because they put so much energy into the smart phone market and now a bunch Chinese companies are making better phones for less.

When the time is right they are going to try to go toe to toe with the big boys. Allowing 3rd party companies to do the manufacturing. I don't own one and I am sure they arent bad but that didn't work out for the 3DO or CDI.

No the reason why if they release a valve console it could easily be number one is because all your steam library games will be launch titles. Who knows, maybe they are holding out and that is why they can't count to Three.

09/21/2018 05:47:39 CEST

Proton is great but I'd like to see more official "proton" ports from devs

A lot of games I have in my "Steam + Linux games" list are actually official wine ports. Look in the Xenonauts game folder and you'll see Xenonauts.exe

I guess the dev couldn't spend the resources to make it run completely natively but could spend the time to get it working under wine and maintain that version for Linux, so players don't have to fuck around with getting wine working themselves, they just install the game on Steam.

Now that proton is a thing it should be easier for Devs to get their games working under it and release them in officially supported packs instead of relying on the end user to do all the leg work. No?

09/21/2018 04:57:24 CEST

Absolute Linux noob. Just finished building a pc and my Windows 7 crapped itself. I have some noob questions.

Hi guys! I'm not sure if posts like this are allowed, but a quick look through the wiki didn't solve it for me. I may have missed something. Despite knowing Cunningham's Law, I'm going to ask my questions.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor -
CPU Cooler Intel - BXRTS2011LC 74.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler -
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard -
Memory Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.95 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.95 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.95 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.95 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 7200.11 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.44 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card -
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $460.12
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $440.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-20 21:40 EDT-0400

I'm not particularly attached to any of the software, so a clean slate would be fine for me. Not sure how to do that, but it's quite a common thing, I'm sure I can find it.

I also have a reasonable Steam library. Around 100 games. I really want to be able to play all of them, and new releases (like Fallout 57 and Elder Scrolls 6) will also be important.

At the moment I'm leaning more towards Ubuntu Gamepack than SteamOS since it's a little more open (Flash and Java).

What are the drawbacks? Will any games be unplayable? Are there any obvious advantages to one OS that I'm missing?

09/21/2018 03:50:32 CEST

Black screen on No Man's Sky

I am unable to play No Man's Sky on Steam. I'm running Mesa git from the Padoka PPA, and dual R9 Fury cards. I can launch the game, but after selecting the difficulty, the game just goes to a black screen, and the computer becomes unresponsive. The sound for the game continues playing though.

09/21/2018 03:45:08 CEST


So I'm running winetricks in window 7but for some reason every time I try installing itunes it fails to install

09/21/2018 03:38:12 CEST

What's an easy to use game editor/generator for someone starting out?

I wanted to move into game development. I have an idea for a story based point and click game, nothing very intense. I'd like suggestions for editors I can work with that will help me develop the game and help me learn. I'm new at this with one programming course under my belt from college, but that was a while ago. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

09/21/2018 03:34:20 CEST

Will async in DXVK comeback?

As the title says since the Blizzard ban scare has pasted what are the chances it will come back? The cache preload on OW can be so bad sometimes :(

09/21/2018 02:35:58 CEST

Kwin/KDE Plasma + Steam games + NVidia flickering bug and fix I discovered accidently

I have this annoying bug where after I play some games fullscreened my KDE starts flickering and glitching showing parts of the screen blank at random times until I restart kwin manually (kwin_x11 --replace &). It's reproduceable by opening the game, closing it, then Print screen to trigger Spectacle. Switching between opengl2/3.1 makes no difference, neither disabling vsync or triple buffering. Switching to Xrender fixes it but at that point plasma looks like shit and I'd better switch to xfce instead.

Trying lots of different shit, a good option I've found is to use a hidden kwin OpenGL2 ES backend, which is supposedly there to be used with mobile devices. Turns out it runs great, stutters less than OGL2/3.1 under high load and doesn't make you desktop look like windows95 as xrender does. Try it at runtime and see if it improves things for you too. YMMV:

KWIN_COMPOSE=O2ES kwin_x11 --replace

then try opening/closing full screen Steam games. Kwin doesnt glitch fo me anymore then. You can make it permanent by exporting the env variable in your fav place for those workarounds (mine is /etc/profile.d/kwin.sh). My setup: Manjaro unstable 4.18.9-1, Nvidia non-free 396.54-6, i5 6400@3.3ghz, GTX 960, tried with both native and steam runtimes

09/21/2018 01:18:31 CEST

Having trouble with that Duck Game patch that makes it run natively.


I was able to launch the game once with no issues, from there on it would no longer open through Steam. Using terminal to do the mono DuckGame.exe command will return a SIGABRT error, despite the dependencies all being installed and up to date. I'm using XFCE.

09/21/2018 00:47:04 CEST

Star Trek ARmada not really working? but bridge commander might

Got it to install through play on linux in a new virtual drive with wine 'wine 3.0rc' installed...but when I went to singleplayer couldn't see bots. Something up with that.

StarTrek Bridge commander isn't supported anymore (as far as I know). It's bascially abandoned now. Install went better as compared Aarrrrmada. It alas is not seeing the CD Image (iso FWIW) . A quick google says that's a known issue. Windows people use a patch so as it can use a ISO as the cd image. I have no clue how I'd do that for wine, or if that'd cause it to go kaboom it's listed as silver

I feel like my googlefu skills didn't work. I don't see how to update the game so as it can use a ISO. Can wine do that? if so is their a how-to I am missing?

Neither one has test results updated for several years looks like.

On the other hand StarTrek Borg seemed to work the short time I tried. That was about 5 minutes.

09/21/2018 00:16:03 CEST

NVIDIA GeForce 680 / 780 Ti / 980 Ti / 1080 Ti / 2080 Ti Linux Performance
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia-gtx680-rtx2080ti&num=1
09/21/2018 00:11:08 CEST

Can't run Age of Empires 2 Gold under WINE
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9hijta/cant_run_age_of_empires_2_gold_under_wine/
09/21/2018 00:04:32 CEST

CrossCode has been released and is out of Early Access.
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/368340/announcements/detail/1688177728628233087
09/20/2018 23:57:14 CEST

RPCS3 (PS3 Emulator) August Progress Report
URL: https://rpcs3.net/blog/2018/09/20/august-2018-progress-report/
09/20/2018 23:56:00 CEST

Install Overwatch On Linux! (Via Lutris and DXVK)
URL: https://youtu.be/nxUVVGCOBXs
09/20/2018 23:10:39 CEST

Install Overwatch On Linux! (Via Lutris and DXVK)
URL: https://youtu.be/nxUVVGCOBXs
09/20/2018 23:08:34 CEST

Best multiplayer Linux games?

I just made the switch to cut windows out of my life. What are the best multiplayer games currently available on Linux?

09/20/2018 22:55:45 CEST

Shogun 2 poor performance on AMD?

What sort of performance should I be expecting with Shogun 2/Fall Of The Samurai? I'm getting just 30fps in battles with the graphics preset "Medium" and less than 15fps on "Very High" in 3440x1440.

For comparison I get 60+FPS in ToB (Vulkan!).

CPU usage barely registers. GPU usage bounces between 5% and 60% and my system's fans never really spin up as temps stay very low.

I don't understand where the bottleneck is.

CPU: Ryzen 2700x

GPU: Vega 64

3.1 Mesa 18.1.7 - padoka PPA

Any tips? How does it perform for other AMD/Mesa users?

09/20/2018 22:38:00 CEST

The MMO tactical shooter Mavericks has a release delay, Linux support still coming
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-mmo-tactical-shooter-mavericks-has-a-release-delay-linux-support-still-coming.12601
09/20/2018 22:36:59 CEST

Din's Legacy action-RPG enters Early Access with Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/dins-legacy-action-rpg-enters-early-access-with-linux-support.12600
09/20/2018 22:36:46 CEST

Can't run Age of Empires 2 Gold under WINE

I can't run Age of Empires 2 Gold under WINE. I tried looking around on the Wine AppDB, but I couldn't find any information about what the cause is and how to fix this. I'm running Xubuntu 18.04 LTS in case that matters, and I have wine-staging installed from the WineHQ PPA.

09/20/2018 22:11:38 CEST

The latest official word on the Linux version of GOG Galaxy: "We are not actively working on it ..."
URL: https://www.gog.com/forum/general/linux_gamer_will_we_ever_get_the_galaxy_client/page1
09/20/2018 21:53:18 CEST

The 2D action RPG "Crosscode" leaves early access, seems awesome!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/368340/CrossCode/
09/20/2018 21:20:10 CEST

Poor DXVK performance on Intel 620 on Manjaro

Hello friends. I'm using Manjaro and getting flat out bad performance with my 620 in WoW. Here are my specs:

  • i5-7200u

  • 8GB ddr4 RAM

  • 256 GB NVMe storage

  • Manjaro Cinnamon

  • Linux 4.19rc4

  • Wine 3.15 with esync

  • DXVK .72

  • mesa 18.1

I do have the Intel Vulkan driver installed. Specifically the game I'm having poor performance with is WoW and OW. WoW with only hit about 20fps on the lowest settings and there are some weird graphical bugs, such as textures loading inconsistently, but only for a frame or 2 so I can't really screenshot it

Any advice would be appreciated!

09/20/2018 20:24:58 CEST

Steam play is awesome

Loving the hell out of it, makes things much better!

09/20/2018 20:21:47 CEST

Steam Controller Driver Configuration

So, I've been using the 4.18.8 kernel with my Steam Controller. I am wondering if there is any capability to reassign buttons (like soft pull and full pull of the triggers) or even apply options like turbo fire.

09/20/2018 19:06:28 CEST

i7 7700 + 1070 vs ryzen 7 1700 + rx 480 8GB

Which setting would be optimal for linux gaming under 16GB ddr4 ram?

09/20/2018 18:59:06 CEST

Seers Isle Reelased on Itch.io and Steam
URL: https://nova-box.itch.io/seersisle
09/20/2018 18:54:09 CEST

Conarium Now DRM Free on GOG
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/conarium
09/20/2018 18:52:49 CEST

The native Linux build of BUTCHER has been removed in favour of Proton, the game not available for Linux anymore
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/474210/announcements/detail/1684800028906686550
09/20/2018 18:45:34 CEST

V-Sync in Linux Seems to Work Differently Than in Windows

So I recently made the call and switched to Linux (Lubuntu). I am absolutely happy, learning new things every day. One of the things I've noticed is that almost every game I played had stuttering and mouse issues. Sometimes mouse would react like it was going through mud, slowing down, sometimes downright refusing to move in a single axis.

After seeing The Culling suggested here, decided to give it a go and the same problem was there as well. Actually it was so bad it felt like I was moving mouse over a box of cat litter. Finally decided to give v-sync a chance and oh my god did it make a difference!

I never used v-sync in windows due to horrible input lag it introduces. Screen tearing doesn't bother me in games at all, so I kept it off all the time. However, the weird thing in Linux is that vsync doesn't introduce input lag. So I came here to ask you why v-sync behaves so differently on Linux.

Right now there is no reason for me to turn off v-sync in any game. It eliminates mouse issues, stuttering and screen tearing and doesn't introduce input lag at all, which is awesome. I tried in one native game, The Culling and one SteamPlay game, Deep Rock Galactic and both yields same results.

Can anyone give me insights as to what causes this drastic difference in v-sync between the two OS? Thanks a lot for the answers in advance.

09/20/2018 17:51:54 CEST

Super Potato Bruh - A game written in Python with source included.
URL: https://v.redd.it/vyri3kueyen11
09/20/2018 17:50:31 CEST

Lamplight City, the steampunk-ish detective adventure game is now out
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/lamplight-city-the-steampunk-ish-detective-adventure-game-is-now-out.12599
09/20/2018 16:35:20 CEST

Fast-paced platform racer 'RAZED' is now out and it's pretty good
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/fast-paced-platform-racer-razed-is-now-out-and-its-pretty-good.12598
09/20/2018 16:35:02 CEST

Free to play third-person shooter 'The Misfits' has a Linux version that's currently hidden on Steam, works well
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/free-to-play-third-person-shooter-the-misfits-has-a-linux-version-thats-currently-hidden-works-well.12595
09/20/2018 16:34:14 CEST

The latest Steam Client Beta has some fixes for Steam Play, Steam Link improvements and so on
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-latest-steam-client-beta-has-some-fixes-for-steam-play-steam-link-improvements-and-so-on.12597
09/20/2018 16:33:52 CEST

Fullscreen on linux seems always to be borderless window

I noticed that in linux in every game I tried there is no real difference between borderless window and a full screen which I find strange as in windows I know there is a difference.

am I wrong about this ? or is this just a limit of OpenGL ?

09/20/2018 16:32:47 CEST

native+OpenGL vs Proton+Vulkan

There are some feral ports that still belong to OpenGL ports Era. I mean in particular GRID Autosport and Dirt Rally. I would like to know if someone, like GamingOnLinux, BoilingSteam, or Phoronix, is interested in benchmarking both native ports from feral and proton "version".

that would satisfy this questions:

1) Vulkan runtime translation is more efficient that opengl compile-time? 2) Vulkan rendering is always better than OpenGL rendering? 3) Which is overall resources consumption in terms of GPU, CPU and memory? 4) is it worth to switch to proton in this cases?

09/20/2018 13:46:15 CEST

Steam Play Working on Some Installs But Not Others?

I recently got an Dell Inspiron laptop with an Intel UHD 620 graphics. Not exactly a gaming rig, but I was able to run a number of games via Steam Play with Proton. It worked extremely well; Galaga, Geometry Dash and a number of other relatively light titles all ran at native 1080p60. I know things would most likely run better with a standard WINE setup, and I even read that you can setup Steam to use your own Proton/WINE build with a bit of extra work. I'm also interested in trying out Lutris with WINE and some custom scripts to replicate what Proton does, but with more up-to-date versions of the libraries such as DXVK. But for the convenience factor and what it represents for the future of Linux gaming, I think Steam Play is fantastic.

However, on my main PC with an AMD RX 480, no games launch with Steam Play. They instantly crash. I've tried using the beta version of Proton too, with no success. Any games - even those listed with official support like Geometry Dash and Doki Doki Literature Club will not even display a window. Both of these laptops are running Manjaro with the most up-to-date Mesa drivers on both. The only thing I can think of that would be causing problems would be my graphics card. I've never had any issues with it on Linux before now, performance has always been outstanding and compatibility with standard WINE has never been problematic.

I'd really like to play some Windows-only games on Linux with Steam Play, if for no other reason than to see what it's like. Perhaps it's foolish to try and pursue it considering there are better alternatives, and I fully intend to explore those as well. I'd just like to see what Valve have to offer here. Has anyone got any possible solutions? Is there a way I can see an output log of Proton to see what went wrong?


09/20/2018 13:42:44 CEST

Getting worse performance with DXVK than without (in WoW)

Wine version Wine Staging 3.15 + PBA + esync (x86_64)
DXVK version 0.72
Nvidia version 396.54-5
Linux distribution Arch Linux
GPU GeForce 940MX
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz

I have been playing World of Warcraft installed with this Lutris script. With DXVK disabled I get 25-30 fps running it on low-medium settings with native 1920x1080 resolution. On enabling DXVK I barely get 10-15 fps. Running WoW I checked `nvidia-smi`, it showed that my video card was >90% loaded, so it's unlikely caused with my CPU.

This looks kinda strange to me, as DXVK should increase my performance, so it's closer to native I would get running the game on Windows, but I get the opposite.

Here are my environment settings, which I set them in Lutris system config section (I know there may be redundant ones, there are some that Lutris sets by default and some that I tried to tweak):

LD_PRELOAD "libpthread.so.0 libGL.so.1
__GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE_PATH <some\_directory>
mesa_glthread true

Would be glad for any help. I hope there's something I misconfigured or didn't install properly.

09/20/2018 13:00:22 CEST

The Gardens Between, a beautiful adventure puzzle game, got released today with day 1 Linux support
URL: http://thegardensbetween.com/
09/20/2018 12:41:14 CEST

Tekken 7 Proton low framerate

hello, this is my first post to this subreddit. i recently switched to antergos linux and wanted to test out Tekken 7 with the proton compatibility layer. i'm experiencing a lot of harsh frame rate drops, i average about 30 fps on every stage at lowest settings when i use to be at a solid 60 on windows at ultra settings.

my specs are as follows: CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 @ 4x 3.6GHz GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 with the 396.54 driver 16GB RAM

i believe i've installed everything correctly in terms of steam, drivers etc so i'm a little confused as to the issue. any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

09/20/2018 10:46:29 CEST

Best Partition Type for Linux Steam Library?

Given the use case of Linux, Steam Play, Proton etc.. which linux partition type gives best performance? Or can I simply mount an existing windows NTFS steam partition and use that in Linux steam?

09/20/2018 09:09:15 CEST

Why is my Vega 56 not working properly? Any ideas?

just bought a Gigabyte Vega 56 Gaming OC 8GB. Unfortunately something is not working properly. Shortly after launching Monster Hunter I would get a blackscreen and fans spinning at 100%. Only a hard reset "solves" the problem. It doesn't seem to happen with Audiosurf which I tested for 20 minutes prior and after the crash.

I'm using a BE QUIET! Straight Power 10 600W power supply.

Just set up a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise install on a secondary SSD. I've changed the power level down to -50% and ran Unigine Valley for a while. It also crashed but now with "thread_stuck_in_device_driver". Interestingly the fans didn't crank up this time around.

Under Windows I used the power saving profile (-10% power limit) and ran a few benchmarks. 3dMark and Unigine Valley exited without crashing. Now as for Monster Hunter it crashed again. Same symptoms as under Linux (i.e. black screen and fans at 100%).

What do?

System Configuration:

Motherboard: Asrock H170M-Pro4

CPU: Intel i7 6700

Memory: 16GB

GPU: Gigabyte Vega 56 Gaming OC 8GB

Driver: Mesa-git, LLVM 8, Linux 4.18

OS: Arch Linux

09/20/2018 09:06:55 CEST

"Mount &amp; Blade II: Bannerlord" - a native Linux port may be considered after initial release

Several times this year I've had to help fellow Linux users get the Mount and Blade Warband config tool running, in order to change options and/or play mods....it's currently broken in Steam and needs a script fixed.

So the last time I did this I sent the fix to TaleWorlds asking them to update the port. I also asked (why not!?) about Bannerlord, their upcoming sequel. Here's what they said:

Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for your kind words and your fix about this issue.

Our team is working hard to deliver our next game, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord and we can't allocate resources for Linux at the moment. Although it is still early to talk about Bannerlord on Linux, I think that we will consider it when the time comes.

TaleWorlds Team

09/20/2018 04:46:57 CEST

Need help with Batocera for Pi 0

Recently I bought a raspberry Pi 0 w to enlarge with and a couple things are going wrong:

  1. Transfering ROMs. I understand that I need to transfer them over network, but despite both my PC and my Pi connected to the same network, the pi is nowhere on my network. I can't do it wired because that would mean I would need an adapter for my Pi and for that price I could buy a new pi so that's not a solution.

  2. Connecting my controller. The pi sees it over Bluetooth, but when I click it it says that it can't connect.

Send help pls.

09/20/2018 01:17:48 CEST

Help debugging Xbox One S gamepad issue

Hi, /r/linux_gaming, I'm using an Xbox One S gamepad over Bluetooth on Linux and I'm wondering if anyone has encountered this issue or knows why it happens.

Most of the time, I pair and connect the gamepad and everything works great. I can go to html5gamepad.com and verify that all the buttons and axes are working and are hooked up to the correct inputs. (Note: you have to set the disable_ertm flag to true or else BlueZ won't let the device stay connected after pairing.)

Sometimes when I pair the device the buttons are wrong. A and B are correct, but X does nothing and pressing Y acts like I pressed X. I'm not sure what exactly I'm doing differently because the issue seems to happen at random and is difficult to reproduce.

I can run evtest to see which keycodes are received by evdev. Here's me pressing the buttons A, B, X, Y (in that order):

Testing ... (interrupt to exit)
Event: time 1537397071.799646, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90001
Event: time 1537397071.799646, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 304 (BTN_SOUTH), value 1
Event: time 1537397071.799646, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537397071.867121, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90001
Event: time 1537397071.867121, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 304 (BTN_SOUTH), value 0
Event: time 1537397071.867121, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537397072.257159, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90002
Event: time 1537397072.257159, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 305 (BTN_EAST), value 1
Event: time 1537397072.257159, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537397072.324649, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90002
Event: time 1537397072.324649, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 305 (BTN_EAST), value 0
Event: time 1537397072.324649, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537397072.692145, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90004
Event: time 1537397072.692145, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 307 (BTN_NORTH), value 1
Event: time 1537397072.692145, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537397072.767138, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90004
Event: time 1537397072.767138, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 307 (BTN_NORTH), value 0
Event: time 1537397072.767138, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537397073.097143, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90005
Event: time 1537397073.097143, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 308 (BTN_WEST), value 1
Event: time 1537397073.097143, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537397073.187141, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90005
Event: time 1537397073.187141, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 308 (BTN_WEST), value 0
Event: time 1537397073.187141, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------

According to the log, A/B/X/Y map to codes 304, 305, 307, 308. In the buggy state, it sends different codes for X and Y:

Testing ... (interrupt to exit)
Event: time 1537306400.888917, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90001
Event: time 1537306400.888917, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 304 (BTN_SOUTH), value 1
Event: time 1537306400.888917, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537306400.973505, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90001
Event: time 1537306400.973505, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 304 (BTN_SOUTH), value 0
Event: time 1537306400.973505, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537306401.108540, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90002
Event: time 1537306401.108540, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 305 (BTN_EAST), value 1
Event: time 1537306401.108540, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537306401.281045, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90002
Event: time 1537306401.281045, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 305 (BTN_EAST), value 0
Event: time 1537306401.281045, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537306401.491022, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90003
Event: time 1537306401.491022, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 306 (BTN_C), value 1
Event: time 1537306401.491022, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537306401.641010, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90003
Event: time 1537306401.641010, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 306 (BTN_C), value 0
Event: time 1537306401.641010, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537306401.731041, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90004
Event: time 1537306401.731041, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 307 (BTN_NORTH), value 1
Event: time 1537306401.731041, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
Event: time 1537306401.858544, type 4 (EV_MSC), code 4 (MSC_SCAN), value 90004
Event: time 1537306401.858544, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 307 (BTN_NORTH), value 0
Event: time 1537306401.858544, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------

Now A/B/X/Y map to codes 304, 305, 306, 307.

Is the gamepad getting initialized in a different state somehow? I frequently move gamepads between Windows, Mac, and Linux. Maybe Microsoft re-initializes the device in a way that changes the bluetooth report format? Anyone else encounter anything like that?

09/20/2018 00:50:56 CEST

Nvidia Drivers 410.57 Released (RTX Driver)


Added support for the following GPUs: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Quadro P5200 with Max-Q Design Quadro P4200 with Max-Q Design Quadro P2000 with Max-Q Design Added a graphics API visual indicator. It can be toggled through nvidia-settings' "OpenGL Settings" panel, the __GL_SHOW_GRAPHICS_OSD environment variable, or the GLShowGraphicsOSD application profile. See the README for more information. Added support for X11 RandR transformations on outputs where the NVIDIA X driver is used as a synchronized RandR 1.4 output source (i.e., "PRIME Sync"). Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL corruption on outputs where the NVIDIA X driver was used as an RandR 1.4 output source (i.e., "PRIME"), and the output sink required a software cursor. Fixed an X driver RandR output source (i.e., "PRIME") bug that could cause a duplicate cursor to appear on such outputs. Exposed EGL 1.5 in the EGL version string. This does not add any extra functionality to the EGL driver. All EGL 1.5 features were already supported through EGL 1.4 plus extensions. Added the OptiX ray tracing engine, libnvoptix.so.1, to the driver package. This library is loaded by the liboptix.so.* library bundled with applications that use the OptiX API. Updated nvidia-installer to allow the --no-cc-version-check option to disable the compiler version check when installing with DKMS. Added experimental support for VK_EXT_global_priority. Removed support for the VK_NV_glsl_shader Vulkan extension. This extension was added before the Vulkan ecosystem had mature SPIR-V compilers and tools. Now that the SPIR-V compilers and tools have advanced, Vulkan developers are encouraged to use SPIR-V instead of GLSL. Fixed a bug that caused VDPAU-decoded H.265/HEVC content to have interlaced artifacts when shared with OpenGL through the GL_NV_vdpau_interop extension. Implemented support for Vulkan real-time ray tracing extensions (VK_NV_raytracing). Two new libraries, libnvidia-rtcore.so and libnvidia-cbl.so, have been added to support the new functionality. These new libraries are needed by Vulkan at run-time to expose the new extension. If they are not found, Vulkan will continue to work without VK_NV_raytracing support. Removed OpenGL header files from the installer package, which were deprecated and not installed by default since release 260.19.04, but could still be installed with the '--opengl-headers' option. If your distribution doesn't provide a package with headers, up-to-date headers can be found at these locations: https://www.khronos.org/registry/OpenGL/index_gl.php https://github.com/NVIDIA/libglvnd/tree/master/include/

09/20/2018 00:39:31 CEST

NVIDIA 410.57 Linux Beta Released With RTX 2080 Support, OptiX/Vulkan Ray-Tracing
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-410.57-Beta-Released
09/20/2018 00:37:33 CEST

You can now show everyone your mad skills using Descenders' new Replay Mode
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/you-can-now-show-everyone-your-mad-skills-using-descenders-new-replay-mode.12593
09/20/2018 00:35:18 CEST

War Thunder’s “The Valkyries” update is now live, adding helicopters
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/war-thunders-the-valkyries-update-is-now-live-adding-helicopters.12594
09/20/2018 00:35:07 CEST

THQ Nordic adquire IP of Alone in the Dark and Act of War
09/20/2018 00:18:45 CEST

Why exactly do Linux gamers buy nVidia cards?

Hi there, I hope this doesn't sound offensive, I was just wondering about the reasons most of you guys have an nVidia GPU (69% according to GoL -- AMD 27, Intel 5; and 41% according to steam -- AMD 12, intel 28).

So far, the possible explanations I found are (in order):

  1. That's what I've always used
  2. I want the absolute best performance, regardless of the price
  3. Because of vendor lock-in (G-sync, CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GameStream)
  4. More power efficient
  5. OEM choice
  6. Prices not as crazy during the crypto rush
  7. For the configuration utilities
  8. Because some games only list nVidia as supported // previous game support
  9. Because there are better features there that I would like to use (RTX?)

Of course, for those interested, here's my current counterpoint for AMD, and to a lesser extent, Intel:

  1. Because open drivers
    1. Runs out of the box (no xorg.conf), with the latest software
    2. Free software
    3. Better support for odd configurations (or specific games/apps)
    4. Better for experimenting (or use experimental/cutting-edge features: HSA, VR extensions, Stuttering reduction)
    5. Better support for Wayland trough GBM (may be a subset of the above)
    6. Longer support (and continued improvement)
  2. Better perf/price ratio
  3. Because they are not proponents of lock-in // better ethics
  4. Better perf for specific applications (mining)
  5. Need to warm the house during winter
  6. Freesync support (somewhat related to 3., and not available on open drivers yet)

Thanks in advance, I hope to further my knowledge of the landscape with this !

09/19/2018 23:49:55 CEST

Literally every game I've thrown at Steam Play has been playable, all with RadeonSI/Mesa

Just wanted to give a shoutout.

I recently built a new computer using a Ryzen 7 cpu, Vega 64 graphics card, and stock Ubuntu 18.04. A few games have some minor issues, but I've tested around twenty games from my old Steam backlog and all were playable with very good performance.

Absolutely fantastic work to Valve, the Wine team, DXVK, the Mesa team, and everyone else.

09/19/2018 23:31:57 CEST

A Challenge to those of you who seek to find, a way to leave their world behind. (Need help with a really old game Conquer Online strange glitch).

So here's the deal I'm needing help fixing a few glitches. I've got the game installed, and found that on 1.7.29 it runs pretty well 40-60 FPS while the other versions i tested were 30-. There may be an even better version out there, but I need this problem fixed before I get to that as the problem is happening with all versions. I'm guessing I'm just needing to install something else to wine as it's probably some sort of missing windows software that is causing it.

What occurs is, I will use one of my spells ( the spell is invisible to me, but other people can see it) It also goes on CD. The skill that can enhance that skill is unable to be used because I'm guessing as far as my client is concerned that skill isn't being used, even though the CD is there.

The second glitch, another graphical one is when i unlock the boss monsters instead of being big giants 5-10x the size of me they are in fact my characters size, or smaller. They also have no health bars.

Anyone have any suggestions? I'm happy to run it in debugging to see if you can catch anything if this isn't enough to go on. Thanks a lot.

09/19/2018 23:25:24 CEST

Android Games on Linux?

Is there a good, free, tool for playing Android games on Linux? On Windows there is Bluestacks. I've tried solutions such as Anbox, but I can't get it to load any games properly for me on Ubuntu 18.04 based systems (just get a black screen).

I currently have Geny Motion trial working as a commercial solution, but wanted to ask if there were any free alternatives out there before I forked up the $140 for a year of it when my trial ran out.


09/19/2018 23:12:42 CEST

Initial NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Linux Benchmarks
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia-2080ti-linux&num=1
09/19/2018 23:12:07 CEST

Steam Play vs windows performance?

I recently switched to manjaro last month from windows 10. Anyone notice steam play is faster than windows 10 in some cases? Company of heros was glitchy while i was playing it on windows 10, on linux it is flawless =D

09/19/2018 23:04:34 CEST

Try out The Culling, it works on Linux now (free2play)

The Culling battle royal game now works on Linux since the new Origins update.

When it relaunched there was a Linux issue with EAC but that was quickly fixed and is no longer a problem.

There are currently usually enough players to find a match in a couple minutes, but the game really needs more new players so that the veterans can be diluted in the mix and the game be made more fun for everyone as a result.

The devs are planning another advertising push in the near future, so maybe keep an ear out for that as a good time to join, or start practicing now...

There are training modes to play off-line matches to learn how the game progresses and where important item drops happen. There are two combat training survival modes to learn how to fight, and win, and there is an item range to practice using all the items. If you spend a little time in each you will be well prepared for the real thing.

The game is NOT pay to win. Only cosmetics (some truly frightening) are purchasable with real money or the earned in game currency. I've been playing for a dozen hours and have already earned a couple complete outfits and weapon skins.

And I kind of wish I was playing right now, even though I mostly suck and have much to learn I always want to go back to the island and try again.


09/19/2018 22:21:43 CEST

Vulkan 1.1.85 Released With Raytracing, Mesh Shaders &amp; Other New NVIDIA Extensions
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Vulkan-1.1.85-Released
09/19/2018 22:17:22 CEST

[Mac] Unable to run Enemy Territory: Quake Wars via WINE


I am doings some compatibility tests with Enemy Territory: Quake Wars which is a FPS released in 2007. The game natively ported to Mac by Aspyr and I have that version which natively runs a Mac just fine. However, I need to run the Windows version of the game to do some compatibility tests. As it is an id Tech 4 game (aka Doom 3 engine) which uses OpenGL, I expected it to run on Mac via WINE just fine but it didn't. I tried to run the game with WINE bu using PlayOnMac and CrossOver. As far as I know, latest available WINE version for Mac is v2.0 which is offered by POM by default. I even tried v3.16 by managing WINE versions via POM, no difference. CrossOver made no difference either.


Game's external console shows following error:

ERROR: The current video card / driver combination does not support the necessary features: GL_EXT_texture3D


As far as I understand my system lacks that particular OpenGL extension which is merged with core GL many years ago on Mac OS X. So, the function of the extension exists but not itself. As I checked the console of native version of ETQW, that extension isn't even checked but the game runs just fine:


I tried Quake 4 demo and Prey (2006) demo via WINE on Mac; both of them worked just fine despite the fact console showing the same lack of OpenGL extension info:

X..GL_EXT_texture3D not found

Moreover, I vaguely remember that I was able to run ETQW via WINE on a Macbook Pro last year. Considering that my current installation is a Hackintosh on a PC laptop with integrated Intel GPU, I am still not so sure if it is my system or macOS in general. Can a Mac user try to run ETQW demo via WINE, please? Thank you!

ETQW Windows Demo:

Prey Windows Demo:

Prey Mac Demo:

09/19/2018 22:04:26 CEST

More than 60hz

How well do high refresh monitors work in Linux? I was thinking about getting a 120hz monitor for my next PC, and I want to get it working with as little hassle as possible.

09/19/2018 21:49:58 CEST

[Lutris] Heroes of the storm not updating
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/comments/9h7gr6/lutris_heroes_of_the_storm_not_updating/
09/19/2018 20:01:25 CEST

[Lutris] Heroes of the storm not updating

Hi everyone,
I have Heroes of the Storm setup with wine staging esync 3.14 and dxvk 0.72. Today there is an update but it doesn't show up in the battle net client and when I go to settings -> check for updates, nothing happens, it just loops forever. What to do?

Thanks in advance.

09/19/2018 20:01:13 CEST

Steam Proton - GTA 5 is running really great!

-> Benchmark video will be added this weekend!

Alright, so it took me 6 days to download GTA V because my Internet is really really slow. I only get around 250KB/s. :(

My System:

  • Intel Core i5 6500
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1050ti Gaming X 4G
  • 8GB of RAM
  • OS: elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki

At first it wouldn't run. Here is what i did:

  • Installed the newest Nvidia Drivers (396.54) (More Information)
  • Installed Steam Proton version 3.7.6
  • Installed corefonts
  • Created a gta_dxvk.conf file with the following contents: (Click here)
  • Added "DXVK_CONFIG_FILE=/path/to/your/gta_dxvk.conf %command%" to the Steam launch options of GTA V (without the quotation marks)

Like i said, GTA V runs really good. The only issues i have: Sound glitches out after about 2 hours of Gameplay (need to restart the game) and the settings won't always save if i change them.

Let me know if you know a fix for this :)


09/19/2018 19:55:18 CEST

The future of first person shooters
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN08NL3Q2M8
09/19/2018 19:46:53 CEST

Does hairworks function with Wine?

I noticed that in The Witcher 3, Geralts hair mostly disappears if hairworks is enabled. Is this normal or do I need to tweak something in Wine?

09/19/2018 19:41:11 CEST

Back2Gaming plays Life is Strange: Before The Storm on Linux using RX 580 8GB
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9W7tL2kvaA
09/19/2018 18:34:08 CEST

What EXACTLY are Valve up to? RYAN SIPES thinks he knows... | The Linux Gamer
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU-rnNRnq4M
09/19/2018 18:25:36 CEST

Never Split the Party, a free online team-based action-RPG is now on Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/never-split-the-party-a-free-online-team-based-action-rpg-is-now-on-linux.12590
09/19/2018 17:53:01 CEST

Godot Engine 3.1 will have support for simplex noise generation which looks incredibly useful
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/godot-engine-31-will-have-support-for-simplex-noise-generation-which-looks-incredibly-useful.12591
09/19/2018 17:49:47 CEST

Roguelike RPG 'Depth of Extinction' is nearing release with a launch trailer
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/roguelike-rpg-depth-of-extinction-is-nearing-release-with-a-launch-trailer.12588
09/19/2018 17:48:29 CEST

Village building god sim 'Rise to Ruins' had an absolutely massive update
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/village-building-god-sim-rise-to-ruins-had-an-absolutely-massive-update.12587
09/19/2018 17:46:55 CEST

Having trouble with running in terminal

Hi I'm having issues running via terminal in Lutris, the games quit pretty much straight away with the following

'xterm-256color': unknown terminal type.

After some googling I changed the env $TERM to linux but it just quits with :

wine: cannot find L"C:\windows\system32\winemenubuilder.exe"

Anyone had this or any luck with running via a terminal in Lutris ?

I'm using Manjaro

09/19/2018 17:35:00 CEST

Twitch/curse client

So I'm trying to install the twitch app so I can have my addons for WoW and Minecraft. Anyone firgure out a workaround for the program installing but will never load?

I'm running Linuxmint 19 cinnamon.

09/19/2018 17:19:24 CEST

Open Jam 2018 / Open Source Game Dev
URL: https://itch.io/jam/open-jam-2018
09/19/2018 15:47:07 CEST

Nvidia Vulkan beta fixes DXVK corruption problems
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-Vulkan-Linux-396.54.06
09/19/2018 15:41:41 CEST

Any way to make reshade work for native linux game F1 2017?

F1 2017 was made native to linux by feral interactive, and overall it's a very good game both gameplay and performance wise. However, the graphics are very blurry and lack sharpness due to weird AA and the only option is seemingly using reshade and some preset.

I'm pretty sure F1 runs vulkan and I'm not completely sure if reshade would work with that. But I'm asking this question if anyone has experience with the game or reshade on Linux. Thanks in advance. :)

09/19/2018 14:55:17 CEST

Unknown Error: 146356 Soul Reaver 2 GOG

So i've tried running Soul Reaver 2 through my default wine prefix, The PlayOnLinux install script and GameHub.

The game installs fine, Pops up a few errors after the install finishes. Then it will run absolutely flawlessly if i click launch from the GOG installer, but if i close the game and try to relaunch it using sr2.exe it will act like it's going to launch, sometimes the screen will even go black. This is happening with The latest Wine Build, Wine 3.12, Wine 3.9, Proton 3.7 and the latest Proton Beta. I'm really confused the game has a great rating on AppDB and according to Proton Compatibility Reports it runs fine with the steam version. I'm tempted to rebuy the series on Steam just to see if it's just the GOG installer but i've already paid for this series probably 4 times across multiple platforms it'd be annoying to have to do it a fifth time and then find out the issue is persisting with SR2 anyway.

09/19/2018 14:53:14 CEST

Help me testing my Metal Gear Solid 2 fix on Linux!

Hi mates!

In the past 2 years I've worked, together with a lot of people that has helper, offered me their work and helped to test everything, on a project for trying to fix one of my favourite game of all times: Metal Gear Solid 2!

The PC port is truly awful, and without a lot of different fixes it doesn't even start, and after 2 years I could say it works as good as I would like: copy the fix, set it up like you want and enjoy that fantastic masterpiece.

Albeit I often hope about the opposite, but I don't think Konami will ever fix it or release the HD collection for PC, and for sure a Linux port it wouldn't be a top priority.

So why don't we do it ourself?

I admin that I'm searching for a very small percentage of people of this sub, but I'm doing what I can :)

If you have the DVD copy of MGS2, a Linux SO and you would want to test how is working on Linux and try to make it working I would very like to adapt my fix to easily allow the game to work under the penguin flag!

I never actually played any games on Linux, and I'm a very newbie with Wine/Lutris and its world, so I truly would like help me understanding how to achieve such compatibility.

Is someone has the game and want to help me reporting how is working I would be very happy :)

09/19/2018 14:11:58 CEST

EFF: "Our Apollo 1201 Project aims to kill all the DRM in the world inside of a decade, but ... "
URL: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/defeating-drm-hill-climbing-our-way-glory
09/19/2018 13:47:43 CEST

We Happy Few running on Steam Proton 3.7-6 Beta
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqTkK_Php_o
09/19/2018 11:21:53 CEST

Encased — old school isometric turn-based RPG
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkcrystalgames/encased-old-school-isometic-turn-based-rpg
09/19/2018 09:22:19 CEST

Unless something really weird is going on, I have fixed Fortnite's battleye.

Patches will be up soon on my github.

09/19/2018 07:42:35 CEST

[Self] THE NOTHING (a cyberpunk RPG coming to Linux) released 1/2 of pre-alpha, pre-kickstarter gameplay today
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL0dL1Wb9AI
09/19/2018 07:37:21 CEST

Maybe useful for beginners

https://youtu.be/t-ZXvu8P2rs Check it out. Quick instruction on how to play steam games through Steam Play. The video has English captions.

09/19/2018 07:30:05 CEST

Deus Ex GMDX with VK9 0.27 - Nice to see progress!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-IzVzGSo9o
09/19/2018 05:28:05 CEST

Deus Ex GMDX with VK9 0.27 - Nice to see progress!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-IzVzGSo9o
09/19/2018 05:03:29 CEST

In honor of International Day Against DRM, Here's GOG's Website Against Digital Restrictions Management
URL: https://fckdrm.com/
09/19/2018 04:37:19 CEST

If a company markets a game pad for retropi is that exliclity supporting/marketing for Linux peripherals?

Mostly asking about it cause 8bitdo's sn30 pro plus(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/NL1d5BU8s2s/maxresdefault.jpg) seems pretty dang nice. Snes style(and if their current offerings are anything to go by quality) d pad. Dual shock stick layout full analouge triggers for racing games, and gyroscope for 3rd person stuff like tomb rider's bow aiming. Also works with the switch. It seems like it *could * be perfect, but as I'm trying to go full Linux now since all but like 3 games I care about run well enough on it I'm trying to only give money to peripheral companies that explicitly support linux too.

09/19/2018 04:32:03 CEST

Are there any guides for using Proton with non-Steam titles?

I believe Proton is open sourced, which is a good thing. I'm wondering how to use it with some old Windows games that I have (primarily through GOG and CD based).

09/19/2018 02:14:10 CEST

Need help with Skyrim: Special Edition

Hope somebody can help me out with firing sound in Skyrim. I followed the instructions from this post:


Sadly it doesn't work for me. I'm on Mint 19, using the latest Nvidia 396.54.05 and Proton 3.7-6 (replaced its DXVK with 0.72). I did everything to the letter, but there is no music in the main menu or in the cart scene.

09/19/2018 00:57:25 CEST

Vulkan support for Battlefield games

Battlefield 4 supported Mantle. Vulkan is based on Mantle. Why did the succeeding Battlefield games use DirectX 12 instead of Vulkan?

09/18/2018 23:24:45 CEST

Aspyr Media have announced a Layers of Fear and Observer bundle making them cheaper together
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/aspyr-media-have-announced-a-layers-of-fear-and-observer-bundle-making-them-cheaper-together.12586
09/18/2018 22:56:21 CEST

Valve have opened up the code for their VR 'Moondust' tech demos, also a third revision of the Knuckles controller
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-have-opened-up-the-code-for-their-vr-moondust-tech-demos-also-a-third-revision-of-the-knuckles-controller.12585
09/18/2018 22:56:03 CEST

Brian Fargo wants to buy back Interplay If "The Bard’s Tale IV" is a hit
URL: https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/brian-fargo-wants-to-buy-back-interplay-1202944111/
09/18/2018 22:25:14 CEST

Madden 19 on origin

Just wanted to say i got it working by using the bf1 installer from lutris and installing madden 19 instead of bf1 after origin installs. it is playable but annoyingly there is some mini hangs when the camera changes angle and/or it uses transition graphics. dont forget to disable in-game overlay. i havent got a controller working yet. i have a i5 4690k and 960gtx 2gb and when its not doing mini hangs its usually way over 60fps.

09/18/2018 19:16:09 CEST

nvidia multi thread optimizations

Do I still need to manually turn those on or did they get baked into the driver i forget. And since its a linux gaming thing i thought here was the best place to ask sine lots of you may know...

09/18/2018 18:55:39 CEST

Do you think we will see Valve try Steam machines again in the near future?

With the progress they are making with Proton, eventually a decent amount of Windows games will be playable on Linux and Steam OS. This could lead to Valve trying Steam machines again, maybe as a great way to enjoy VR and normal PC games in the living room. What do you guys think?

09/18/2018 18:07:05 CEST

GERTY - Early Access top down snow shovelling
URL: https://share.tube/videos/watch/676dc504-222e-4b23-8aea-9d2a404e563b
09/18/2018 17:35:31 CEST

Distance - Launch Trailer - Has Linux Native Version
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7dp5mwhcl8
09/18/2018 17:09:54 CEST

FPS game Ballistic Overkill's Bloodlust update is out
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/fps-game-ballistic-overkills-bloodlust-update-is-out.12581
09/18/2018 16:52:05 CEST

The Count Lucanor, a 2D mystery and horror adventure is now on GOG
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-count-lucanor-a-2d-mystery-and-horror-adventure-is-now-on-gog.12582
09/18/2018 16:51:36 CEST

An update on what's happening with Crazy Justice, the Battle Royale game from Black Riddles Studio
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/an-update-on-whats-happening-with-crazy-justice-the-battle-royale-game-from-black-riddles-studio.12570
09/18/2018 16:50:06 CEST

When running games everything white/washed out.


I managed to get Quake Live installed using POL but when I enter the game it looks like its a foggy mist! All the colours are very very faded to the point of greyness.

I am running Kubuntu 18.04 and the chipset is an Intel n2840. Could it be something to do with opengl?

I haven't tried any other games yet apart from QL.

Any tips?

09/18/2018 16:48:42 CEST

Installing Steam games using CLI????

I'm in the process of writing a script that I can run after a fresh installation of my distro, to re-install all of my packages and some settings.(mostly for fun, and to learn bash)

I haven't found a way to install steam games using CLI though. Do you know how I could do this? Ideally the command includes everything needed for steam to install the game, so that you don't have to confirm or choose anything after you run that command.

09/18/2018 16:14:57 CEST

Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator received huge update yesterday

Both SCS simulation games just received a huge engine and content update, that include:

  • Trailer ownership
  • Major UI changes (Main menu, Company Management screens, Dealerships, etc.) 
  • Job filters redesign
  • Some of the old trailers discarded and redesigned
  • Rendering speedups
  • New roads added: US-550 (NM), US-95 (AZ), US-191 (AZ), Clifton city (AZ) and I-580 Carson city bypass (NV) (ATS only)
  • Remade and redesigned few places (e.g. I5-I80 interchange) (ATS only)
  • Long 53ft trailers (40+ feet from kingpin to rear axle) forbidden in California (ATS only)
  • B-double type trailers (ETS only)
  • Updated part of Germany map (ETS only)
  • Lighting improvements

While trailer ownership is a major change to the whole explerience with both ETS2 and ATS, most noticable change for me as a Linux user here is: Rendering speedups. New rendering tweaks in SCS engine allow both games to run at constant 60fps with no stutters, frame drops and hick-ups on ultra settings with 400% resolution scaling enabled!

Remember to support game developers that support us! Both games are currently on discount:

Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Steam

American Truck Simulator on Steam

Share your opinion on this update fellow truckers!

09/18/2018 14:57:29 CEST

Distance 1.0 finally released and out of beta
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/distance/announcements/detail/1696058394228067797
09/18/2018 14:56:10 CEST

Thinking about switching to Linux - Is there a tool or site that will tell me which games in my library do or do not work (or how well) in Linux?
09/18/2018 14:48:12 CEST

dying light with amdgpu

Has anyone managed to run dying light with amdpgu recently?

09/18/2018 14:28:06 CEST

GameHub 0.11.0 released with Wine/Proton support for GOG/Humble/Trove games and dosbox integration
URL: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/releases/tag/0.11.0
09/18/2018 14:00:08 CEST

Can't get GTA V to run via Lutris (R* Social Club version)

In my ongoing quest to get GTA V playable on my machine I've managed to get the launcher installed and the game downloaded. When I click 'Play', the launcher says 'Loading' for a few seconds, briefly looks like it's downloading an update and then does not launch the game (it goes back to the screen with the 'Play' button). My Wine log is as follows:

wine: cannot find L"C:\windows\system32\winemenubuilder.exe"
Adjusting buffer size to a multiple of 16
Initialize AES encryption
Load IV and encrypted data
[0918/122832.283:ERROR:main_delegate.cc(726)] Could not load cef_extensions.pak
[0918/122832.359:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(157)]     WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 8
[0918/122832.368:ERROR:gpu_process_transport_factory.cc(1019)] Lost UI shared context.
[0918/122832.548:ERROR:main_delegate.cc(726)] Could not load cef_extensions.pak
[0918/122832.609:ERROR:main_delegate.cc(726)] Could not load cef_extensions.pak

The errors in the log appear before the launcher gets to the screen with the 'Play' button.

I've tried following the instructions on the WineHQ page for the Steam version of GTA V, these didn't help (I couldn't install dotnet40 as it doesn't work with 64-bit prefixes).

The only thing I can think of here is that I am missing some dependency but I can't figure out what it is. I could install and play the game without this error in Kubuntu so I'm guessing the dependency I'm missing is installed by default on that distro. I've tried GloriusEggroll's how to get out of dependency hell article but that didn't help. Any suggestions? I'm running Arch.

09/18/2018 13:39:13 CEST

May I sneek through your wine experience for a sec? The Culling, only native BR available for Linux need players to stay alive!

Xaviant keep their promise with their Linux community without any fanfare; do we still prefer to play with Overwatch/Fortnite while those publisher don't give a flick about support your platform?

The Culling Origin is a BR that enable people to play on Windows or Linux; both natively.

09/18/2018 12:25:49 CEST

WINE + DXVK seems to be giving me better performance than Steam Play using Proton?

Hey all,

So I've been messing around with Steam and other games on Antergos after moving (well, mostly anyways) from Windows. So far, I've been having a decent experience, especially with some games which work natively with linux (Minecraft has been giving me a higher FPS and a smoother experience compared to windows, and Terraria is Terraria so... CS:GO also performs similarly to windows). Aside from a little tinkering to get WINE + DXVK working, my experience using these have also been rather pleasant.

Unfortunately, I can't say my experience with Steam Play/Proton has been the same. I installed Brawlhalla via Steam Play, expecting it to give me similar or better performance compared to Lutris + WINE + DXVK, however whilst that setup gave me stable 60fps+, the Steam Proton setup gave me almost unplayable frames in the game (it was alright in the menus). I was just wondering if I've done something wrong (maybe I didn't install DXVK or enable it in Proton or something?) or if it might just be an issue with this game, or if this experience is expected with Proton (I know it's still in its early stages).


EDIT: Specs because I forgot: Antergos x86_64 with MATE Desktop GTX960 with latest nvidia proprietry drivers. I've read somewhere that nvidia-vulkan might give better performance? i5-6600 16GB RAM Brawlhalla is installed on an SSD.

09/18/2018 11:23:35 CEST

If Life is Strange - Before the Storm does not run for you ...

It didn't for me. Debugged it and found that my GLibC is too old, but that the difference was only one symbol. If the game doesn't work for you too, then this may be a fix.

You just need to make a file (let's call it lisbts_patch-0.1.c) with the following super-trivial, but error-check-free version of reallocarray:

#include <stdlib.h>

void *reallocarray(void *ptr, size_t nmemb, size_t size) {

    return realloc(ptr, nmemb * size);


Compile it.

$ gcc -Wall lisbts_patch-0.1.c -g -O0 -shared -fPIC -o lisbts_patch-0.1.so

Edit launch.sh in "~/.steam/steamapps/common/Life is Strange - Before the Storm" and add the library to LD_PRELOAD


Works for me now. May work for you too.

09/18/2018 10:32:39 CEST

Moving away from Debian, but where to?


this morning my Debian installation is giving me a black screen, no TTYs, only thing possible is ctrl-alt-del to reboot.

This is with a nvidia 1060 with proprietary drivers. Yesterday it was fine, I installed some updated package via apt before shutting off the pc, and this morning all I get is a black screen.

I'm tired of this, nvidia support under debian is shit: ancient drivers, no documentation (I always end up using the arch wiki anyway) and if you try to ask for help they attack you for using non-foss drivers and so on.

So I need to move on, but where to? I can't justify losing a couple days installing Arch (and I'd like a distro that uses apt) and Solus seems in trouble with its leadership or something...

Is Ubuntu my only realistic choice at this point? Is Fedora any good for gaming?

09/18/2018 10:14:29 CEST

What Subset Games (FTL, Into the Breach) think of Valve's Steam Play
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/what-subset-games-ftl-into-the-breach-think-of-valves-steam-play.12576
09/18/2018 09:45:31 CEST

Proton for Nvidia legacy?

The card on my laptop (GeForce GTX 670M) has been branded legacy and is limited to driver version 390.XX

Am I basically screwed?

09/18/2018 09:38:25 CEST

Has anyone had any success with getting the Black Ops 4 Open Beta running?
09/18/2018 08:38:31 CEST

Overwatch On Linux EPIC settings NO ASYNC [GL Shader Disk Cache Skip CleanUP Enabled/ New Nvidia Drivers/ DXVK 72]
URL: https://youtu.be/eS7n_yhvQk0
09/18/2018 08:37:30 CEST

Overwatch On Linux EPIC settings NO ASYNC [GL Shader Disk Cache Skip CleanUP Enabled/ New Nvidia Drivers/ DXVK 72]
URL: https://youtu.be/eS7n_yhvQk0
09/18/2018 08:36:34 CEST

Trigger buttons aren’t registering and weird RS issue in Brawlhalla using xboxdrv with an xbox360 wireless receiver.
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/9gniie/trigger_buttons_arent_registering_and_weird_rs/
09/18/2018 07:18:51 CEST

Problems with Battle.net App

OS: Arch Linux

Wine Version: 3.15 (Staging)

Graphics driver: radeon, vulkan-radeon

Using a fresh 64 bit wineprefix with winetricks corefonts, I cannot open the Battle.net app. I tried setting ulimit -n 4096 and still saw that message in the log. This is the last line in the console. Does anyone have any ideas where I should go from here?

[0917/212622.836:FATAL:task_scheduler_impl.cc(79)] Check failed: service_thread_.StartWithOptions(service_thread_options). 
(No symbol) [0x0283AC2D]
(No symbol) [0x027F13B0]
(No symbol) [0x028835FB]
(No symbol) [0x01ABC00C]
(No symbol) [0x01D2D919]
(No symbol) [0x01ABBE03]
(No symbol) [0x01ABF8A4]
(No symbol) [0x027487F9]
(No symbol) [0x026F4DE1]
(No symbol) [0x026F5258]
(No symbol) [0x03612A67]
(No symbol) [0x02701B3C]
(No symbol) [0x02701982]
(No symbol) [0x015C122F]
(No symbol) [0x10D27A63]
(No symbol) [0x10A4D184]
(No symbol) [0x10372356]
(No symbol) [0x10373478]
(No symbol) [0x103700E0]
(No symbol) [0x1009279C]
(No symbol) [0x1002C171]
(No symbol) [0x004624EC]
(No symbol) [0x00461689]
(No symbol) [0x004707FD]
call_process_entry [0x7B464A79+25]
(No symbol) [0x7B466610]
call_process_entry [0x7B464A8A+42]
(No symbol) [0x00000000]
09/18/2018 04:34:26 CEST

Anyone else having issues with Alien Isolation on Mesa 18.2?

My system is an up to date Antergos install (kernel 4.18.8 and Mesa 18.2) running on a Vega 64 GPU. I recently tried playing some Alien Isolation and ran into a few issues:

  • HDAO is broken. Causes white squares of graphical corruption to appear all over your screen.
  • Game hangs when you go into the map after a few minutes of playing. Have to alt-tab out and kill the process.

Anyone else running into these issues?

09/18/2018 04:07:15 CEST

Benchmark GTA V - 396.54.02 vs 396.54.05 vs Windows 10 (x-post /r/wine_gaming)
URL: https://youtu.be/y332ilSEI7k
09/18/2018 03:26:45 CEST

Benchmark GTA V - 396.54.02 vs 396.54.05 vs Windows 10
URL: https://youtu.be/y332ilSEI7k
09/18/2018 02:30:26 CEST

Current state of Hots with Lutris (Selfpromoting but not really)
URL: https://youtu.be/JxUythpkpu0
09/18/2018 01:05:50 CEST

Issues with the Battle.net app/WoW in Lutris with esync

First, here at the specs. -i5-7200u


-Manjaro Cinnamon edition

-Lutris 4.19

-The default install for WoW in Lutris (Wine esync 3.15)

So, I'm a bit new to the Manjaro/Arch environment. I installed Lutris, the latest Mesa (64 bit and 32 bit drivers), and the latest Wine Staging (from the AUR) and I cannot get Battle.net to launch.

First, the log in screen looks weird, then after logging in, it says I cannot connect online, and lastly, it will crash, here are some pictures below. Any help is appreciated :)

Here is the weird login screen

Here is my offline error

Here is the crash dialog

09/17/2018 23:17:32 CEST

Simple games like minesweeper to have on the edge of your monitor

I find having a small game like minesweeper, solitaire etc helps keep me engaged during boring or low engagement tasks. I play it for 2 minutes and then do work for 5 to 10 minutes.

Can you guys think of other games that would fit this niche well?

Even though minesweeper is timed I ignore the timer to keep it casual, I imagine a game that doesn't demand focus or huge screen space would fit this niche well

09/17/2018 22:37:39 CEST

jGalaxian, Java based Galaxian for Linux (snap). I loved this game as a child!
URL: https://snapcraft.io/jgalaxian
09/17/2018 21:51:59 CEST

Lutris -&gt; Wine downloads

Is there anyway to stop Lutris from installing different Wine versions when I install games? I have already installed the latest Wine Staging (3.16) and I want to use only that for all games.

Also, in the Wine settings I see two versions (after removing all the older ones):

-WineHQ staging 3.16 and System 3.16 staging

What's the difference between them? Thanks a lot!

09/17/2018 19:13:27 CEST

nvidia shadercache - use this ENV variable to not lose it when it becomes bigger then 128mb
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9gly07/nvidia_shadercache_use_this_env_variable_to_not/
09/17/2018 18:42:03 CEST

nvidia shadercache - use this ENV variable to not lose it when it becomes bigger then 128mb

I got an answer to my question on the Nvidia Linux forum, something that has been an issue for us playing games (with or without wine) that required bigger shadercache then 128mb. Once you went over it, you lost it again, and had to suffer stuttering. This is what you should set in the environment:


A big example of this is Overwatch on Wine. With the loss of async, this will be the way to keep your shadercache for a longer period of time. (well, at least till you change drivers / wine version).

Read more about it here: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1032059/linux/opengl-shader-disk-cache-max-size-garbage-collection-/post/5281950/#5281950


09/17/2018 18:41:34 CEST

Valve Prepares Open-Source Moondust Repository
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Valve-Moondust-Open-Source
09/17/2018 17:19:18 CEST

Anyone knows how to get orginal doom 1 and 2 with some good menager?

I would love to play some gzdoom but I have no idea how to make this work

09/17/2018 16:53:29 CEST

Warframe lutris techsupport

I took the dive into linux.

I have lutris and have followed GloriousEggroll's instructions (at least I believe I did), to get warframe to run on Solus distro.

So far, its installed, when I play it it launches steam, prepares, than throws up a "Steam - Error", "Failed to start process for Warframe: "success." (0x0)" box. At same time the terminal is running going through all the files. After it finishes, nothing happens.

Running AMD 280x, Kernel driver its amdgpu. Dxvk is enabled in runner options, but same issue happens even if its not.

09/17/2018 16:01:37 CEST

An introduction to Wine Direct3D architecture
URL: https://peertube.mastodon.host/videos/watch/45c44fcc-3cf8-4064-996c-ee764f7ea753
09/17/2018 12:22:40 CEST

Anybody using the GNOME Games app?

I've heard (through OMGUbuntu) of the new GNOME Games app and as I was looking for a good Libretro interface (I don't like RetroArch's one), I gave it a try. But it doesn't exactly work as I expected...

Basically, i'd like to use it for emulators only. I have a bunch of ROMs on a NAS mounted through Samba in /media.

When I run Games:

1) It doesn't find my ROMs. I assume it only looks in my home folder (through Tracker). Is there a way to point it to a specific "games" folder?

2) It shows my installed Steam games, which is kind of useless as the Steam client has to be running anyway to launch them. If I want to run Steam games, I launch Steam directly. I haven't found a way to disable or uninstall plugins, is it possible?

I'm on Ubuntu and have tried both the package from the repos and the Flatpak one.

Bonus question: any good alternatives to RetroArch to suggest, with a "desktop-like" interface? the most promising I've found is Phoenix but it's in pre-alpha since 2016 (I'm not sure the development is still active) and it needs some libs that are not in the Ubuntu repos.

09/17/2018 11:37:05 CEST

TIL there is a cheat engine alternative on Linux called scanmem and it's GUI GameConqueror.
URL: https://github.com/scanmem/scanmem
09/17/2018 10:58:40 CEST

RUINER locks up whole PC

Whenever I start a new game and press any key to load in, it loads everything and immediately freezes my screen and loops the last 3 seconds of system audio.

All my other games run great and the console isn't giving me any output.

I have tried:

Checking the terminal output

Lowering all settings

Opening in window mode

Opening in fullscreen

Opening in fullscreen-windowed


i5 4590S (latest microcode)

R9 390 (latest 18.2 mesa drivers)


EDIT: Using Arch Linux 4.18.7 with latest everything.

09/17/2018 07:40:24 CEST

Stuck on Installing Dotnet using Lutris

I was trying to install osu!, from fresh install Arch system, but after good 1 hour the installer seems stuck on installing dotnet

09/17/2018 07:22:40 CEST

A $1,024 USD bounty has been set up in hopes of creating Mac and Linux drivers for the original Xbox 1 Wireless Controller Adapter
URL: https://www.bountysource.com/issues/27658018-xbox-one-wireless-adapter-for-pc-support
09/17/2018 06:38:05 CEST

Problems with keyboard in LEGO games

I have tested "Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2" and "Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and everything works perfectly except for the keyboard. Occasionally the keyboard works just in the beginning of the game, but then stops working. Other times it doesn't work at all and I cannot move up and down in the menu. I keep seeing this message:

fixme:keyboard:X11DRV_GetKeyboardLayout couldn't return keyboard layout for thread

Any suggestions?

09/17/2018 06:21:26 CEST

Installing Nvidia 396.54 Causing LightDM Problem

I made a post on /r/linux4noobs but it hasn't been gaining any traction, so I figured I'd ask for help here

I recently attempted to upgrade my graphics drivers from 384.111 to 396.54.

My card is a GTX 770

uname -a:

Linux S001 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.110-3+deb9u4 (2018-08-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux

I did so by stopping lightdm, purging all nvidia packages on my system, running the '.run' file provided from nvidias website, and following the prompts, allowing it to make X config changes when asked.

On restart I'm hit with:

[FAILED] Failed to start Light Display Manager.
See 'systemctl status lightdm.service' for details.

My systemctl status lightdm.service output:

● lightdm.service - Light Display Manager
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/lightdm.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2018-09-16 15:46:27 CDT; 24s ago
     Docs: man:lightdm(1)
  Process: 653 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/lightdm (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
  Process: 650 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c [ "$(cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager 2>/dev/null)" = "/usr/sbin/lightdm" ] (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 653 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

I ran rsync and made a backup of my system before doing all this, so I could realistically revert back if need be, but I'd like to figure out how to get these drivers working on my system.

Any ideas of where I should look?

09/17/2018 03:56:26 CEST

Need help finding the linux OS for me. Gaming Focused Ofc.

I was wondering if anyone could help me in my quest. I'm getting tired of windows 10 and was wanting to just swap out completely.

The must haves

  • Must be able to play games meant for windows, as I play a really old terrible mmo called conquer online
  • Must be able to play steam games, as other than the stated above is where I do most of my gaming
  • Would be great if it could also play battle net games
  • Must be able to use open writer or something similar for homework
  • Must be able to run HotSpotShield as a VPN
  • Must be able to run skype & discord.

That's what I'm looking for, the smoother the better my specs are as follows

  • i7 3700k
  • 28 GB ram
  • 480 RX graphics card

Thanks much for your time!

09/17/2018 03:36:19 CEST

What AM4 mainboard do you recommend?

I am building a PC and planning on getting a Ryzen 2600 and a RX 580. I am looking for a mainboard that doesn't cause any trouble with linux during operation and install. maybe i will need to dual boot into windows so if dual boot can be problematic i want to avoid those boards too. i can get around inconveniences but i want to avoid them if there is no need to. Are there any brands or models i should avoid or favor?

09/17/2018 02:00:28 CEST

Ubuntu setup in Macbook Pro for Steam Proton
URL: https://xpressrazor.wordpress.com/2018/09/16/ubuntu-setup-in-macbook-pro-for-steam-proton/
09/17/2018 01:52:37 CEST

Steam/Proton on Linux setup

How can I go in and tweak the settings under Proton for certain games?

I once had Path of Exile set up on WINE but, under Proton, it won't work. I was going to try to configure it in a way similar to how I had it under WINE and see if that worked.

09/17/2018 01:41:57 CEST

Can't get GTA V to install via Lutris (R* Social Club version)

So after my last thread I switched to Arch to be closer to upstream driver updates. Now I can't install GTA V (using the Social Club w/ DXVK version). This pastebin shows the install log, I get to the Social Club launcher and then there's a message box that says 'The program subprocess.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close'. If I click cancel in the GTA V launcher, Lutris thinks it's installed properly so I can change the Wine version, but that doesn't help.

It looks suspiciously close to this error but if I go to the browser test the CA is trusted.

Any ideas?

09/17/2018 00:34:11 CEST

Political strategy game Democracy 4 announced with Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/political-strategy-game-democracy-4-announced-with-linux-support.12569
09/16/2018 23:11:21 CEST

Lga 775/q6600 still usable for Linux gaming?

I know on windows my old q6600 750ti and 8gb ddr2 could get 30fps 720p on about anything I threw at it. Now trying to help my cousin get something together for his kid on the cheap. I've since upgraded that old computer but I've got the cpu mobo and ram still. Dunno if it would be worth trying with stuff that old or if I should just tell him to get in ebay and get a 2nd Gen i5.

09/16/2018 23:11:06 CEST

How to achieve autofire script functionality?

In Cho Ren Sha (homepage/lutris)(and some other games) there's pretty much no reason to ever stop shooting but holding down shoot key will only fire once, you have to keep mashing the button which is just tiring after a while. On windows I used autohotkey script, I just turned the script on before launching the game and when 'c' key was pressed the script was sending 'z' (shoot) key press every 0.1 second so I just held down c to shoot during gameplay and z (both shoot and accept) to pick options from menus. I couldn't find anything similar to autohotkey on linux, how can I get something similar, a program/script I can turn on and while it's running and some key (c) is down it will send another keypress (z) every 0.1 second?

09/16/2018 23:02:56 CEST

Hello again, I've cleaned up my battleye work and tested it with Tibia, which works flawlessly.

As the title says, I have put the necessary parts of my ntoskrnl work onto github right here. With these commits, Tibia, a battleye game works flawlessly under wine, the first of its kind.

If you guys have other battleye games you would like to test, that would be great, although I assume most will not work. Also, these patches are incompatible with wine staging so that may be a problem for some games.

09/16/2018 22:25:03 CEST

Shadow warrior reboot 2

Since the last test ist about a year or so old thought I'd see if it works. Badnews is textures on floors are hit and mis-still.

Setup wine 3.2-staging if I did the PPA right.

Nvidia Gtx 900 (I don't know how to double check that it's seeing the card right): 4gigs of ram

Game: Shadow Warrior 2:

Floors are hit and mis and sound eventually went poof. (stutering) they were out of sync wich I actually liked for a B-rated Kungfu style game.

The first level went mostly ok. the first part has a scripting bug some place right after you park a car. you can jump off and i'll send you back to the car, but then sometimes one of the doors didn't work. I have no idea why.

I had to turn everything to medium or low and set available graphics ram for the world to load as well.

The startup icon isn't showing up either. That's the (name)-desktip.link thing common to windows games.

Hope this is useful to others--haven't tried it with DXVK though

09/16/2018 20:26:35 CEST

Final Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove games (King of Cards and Showdown) will be released in April 9th, 2019
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/250760/announcements/detail/1696058394213609075
09/16/2018 20:23:48 CEST

Skyrim SE sound problem



perhaps somene can help how can i patch wine to solve the sound problem?

09/16/2018 19:31:35 CEST

Crackling/Popping/Chopping sound in overwatch (Lutris/wine)

I just reinstalled Overwatch in lutris because I had some unrelated issues.

Since the reinstallation, I have horrible cracking/popping sound as soon as the Overwatch game starts.

Sometimes it is only some chopping sound when any sounds plays, but most of the time, it is some pop on the left ears, two or three each 5 seconds.

The two versions of the installer show the same behavior (D3D, DXVK)

Alsa and Pulseaudio show the same behavior.

Switching to OSS remove all sound.

I installed xact in winetricks which did not changed anything.

I'm using esync-3.15, I tried with esynd-nopulse-3.15, 3.16 and 3.16 staging with the same behavior

I googled the issue and found this :


Wich may be the same issue, but the OP says that it is a regression since 3.12, I tried with 3.12 and 3.11 and it showed the same behavior.

I have no idea what could be done anymore.

09/16/2018 19:28:51 CEST

Why is it so difficult to install an old open-source game from 1996? All I wanna do is play some Quake but I can't figure it out.

Please help. I honestly don't know how to do this. I own it both on GOG and an original CD copy that my dad has.

QuakeSpasm is too confusing for me.

09/16/2018 19:17:44 CEST

The rather good magical dungeon crawler 'Wizard of Legend' has a teaser out for the Sky Palace update
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-rather-good-magical-dungeon-crawler-wizard-of-legend-has-a-teaser-out-for-the-sky-palace-update.12567
09/16/2018 19:02:49 CEST

Feral confirmed that Total War: WARHAMMER II will use Vulkan
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/feral-confirmed-that-total-war-warhammer-ii-on-linux-will-use-vulkan.12568
09/16/2018 18:22:14 CEST

How to add DXVK_HUD in wine game(DVD)

I know this is a silly question. But havn't figured out this for 3 days. If anyone can fill me in, I will be greafull. I am using latest version of wine. Trying to install Crysis 3 from a DVD. So, lutris isn't an option because there is only steam patch available. SO, I am trying to install DXVK to play the game.

09/16/2018 18:14:01 CEST

Steam Proton - Final Fantasy VIII Unknown Exception

Everything I'm seeing is saying FF8 should be working out of the box (minus background audio). When I run FF8, the launcher works, but the game itself crashes with an "unknown exception".

I'm on Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 64-bit, nvidia driver 396.54. Other games seem to function as intended (Monster Hunter World for example). Any ideas?

09/16/2018 17:04:37 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for September 16, 2018: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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!

09/16/2018 15:35:51 CEST

Compiling Quake II from source on Linux
URL: https://jaganganesh.tumblr.com/post/178139978419/compiling-quake-ii-from-source-on-debian
09/16/2018 13:32:28 CEST

Cursor offset in Overwatch on lower resolutions

Hey, I just installed Overwatch using Lutris and I ran into an issue where my cursor doesn't respond properly to the menu buttons if I use a resolution lower than 1920x1080, which is my desktop resolution.

However, if I change my desktop resolution and set it to the same value as it's set in game, there are no problems, which means I have to use the same resolution both in-game and system in order to make the game work properly.

I've been wondering if there's any way to fix that issue or if anyone has written some kind of a script that changes the resolution when you start and exit the game. I'd be really grateful if anyone has a solution for this.

Sidenote: I've made my own script with xrandr command, but it's kinda not what I wanted since I have to run it myself manually.

09/16/2018 13:18:52 CEST

Issues with the witcher 3, xbox one s controller and wine.

So on /u/YanderMan hint i bought a new xbox one s that was supposed to work out of the box with recent wine, i've upgraded to ubuntu 18.04 to make the controller work and the wine version lutris is using for the witcher 3 is 3.14 but still it doesn't work in wine, any ideas?

09/16/2018 11:54:11 CEST

Disable Mouse acceleration in Overwatch

I already enabled the "Flat" Profile in Gnome. However, OW still has mouse acceleration, as my sens seems to be higher than on Windows.

I'm using the latest Lutris script to install the game.

09/16/2018 11:23:26 CEST

Alternatives to the wireless Xbox One controller?

I've had my Xbox One controller for my pc a little bit over a year or so and I really do enjoy it. But now as I've switched over to linux full time I'd need a new one since it doesn't seem to be working on linux. I've seen people recommending different Logitech controllers but I've no clue which ones would be good. What do you guys recommend?

09/16/2018 11:09:06 CEST

Foss_Corefonts: If Your Game Needs Corefonts to Work, Try This First.
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamPlay/comments/9g6ytd/foss_corefonts_if_your_game_needs_corefonts_to/
09/16/2018 08:48:32 CEST

Has anyone tried running Black Ops 4 through Wine or DXVK yet?

If so, how does it run? I seriously cant find ANYONE talking about wine performance of it.

09/16/2018 07:22:16 CEST

A tool for controlling those pesky GPU fans [Nvidia]

So about a year ago now, I began work on a script to manage my GPU's fan speeds automatically in the background, with as little resources and dependencies as possible. With the recent developments for gaming on Linux, I figured someone may find this useful, especially since Nvidia believes it's okay for your GPU to sit at like 60 degrees (c) before turning the fans on.

I've been writing it so that those who are new to the scripting ways, can hopefully understand what is going on and be able to hack it for their own uses. I currently only support the Bash shell, although I'm slowly working on making it more POSIX compliant. I only support Nvidia right now as I don't have any testers for AMD, so if you'd like to help let me know.

So if you think you could use this, or would like to help in some way, check it out. I'd love to hear feedback, especially from those who aren't "Terminal Wizards".


PS: This does require CoolBits to be enabled, and I would recommend just using the latest source version until version 17 is released.

09/16/2018 07:17:06 CEST

Why is the winehq.org appdb being neglected?

There are dozens, probably hundreds of popular games which aren't being maintained in the AppDB.

These games have install scripts for Lutris but some of us just want to know what winetricks to install or special winecfg to enable.

Is there a problem with the winehq.org website? I've tried submitting information for apps and seen it rejected because I didn't offer enough fine details. Is the process to difficult?

Maybe we need a volunteer curated community wiki instead of a strictly moderated website.

09/16/2018 07:02:31 CEST

The Culling: Origins launches F2P and has Linux support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/437220/The_Culling/
09/16/2018 07:01:44 CEST

Dying Light Bad Blood via Steam Play / Proton

This game works well using Proton! I have been able to complete several solo matches.

Unfortunately EAC blocks online play, how can we raise awareness to fix this? At the moment this is what we see:


09/16/2018 06:56:11 CEST

32bit libraries required to run dxvk?

I installed lutris on arch linux to run Witcher 3 and it does not want to work, so i tried running it's downloaded wine executable directly. The wine64 executable works, however it seems neither winetricks, nor wineconfig will run without 32bit libraries and they are required for the dxvk package in arch linux.

Is there some way to use dxvk (leveraging the lutris downloaded wine binaries) without installing 32bit libraries?

09/16/2018 06:32:30 CEST

Eve Online

So it looks like Linux support for this game has completely died. A couple weeks ago I started having trouble with my launcher and a week ago they made some more changes and it stopped working again. Here's what they sent me in their support ticket.

Hello capsuleer, I am Senior GM Mechanic.

Linux is not supported and the launcher for Linux was only offered as is because this launcher was created and maintained by one developer in his free time. The company is not paying for this development as it is not supported and the company has no plans to support this in the near future.

The developer that has been keeping the Linux launcher up to date is not working on it anymore. However another dev is going to take a crack at it. But again this is just something one dev is doing in his free time. I have no eta on any update for Linux launcher.

If I can help you with anything else then let me know.

Best Regards, Senior GM Mechanic CCP Player Experience | EVE Online | EVE Valkyrie

09/16/2018 06:03:02 CEST

I know some commercial games like Doom 3 were GPL'ed, but include non-free proprietary assets. From what I understand, these games would still be Stallman approved, correct?

Many times in the libre game seen I don't see these games mentioned. Probably because they have non-free assets like art/music/models, etc.

09/16/2018 05:40:35 CEST

Lets get Destiny 2 working

How would one go about troubleshooting/figuring out how to make Destiny 2 work through wine.

09/16/2018 04:53:50 CEST

2D RPG "The Diamond of Xoria" On Kickstarter
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tekstorm/the-diamond-of-xoria?ref=category_newest&ref=discovery
09/16/2018 04:13:38 CEST

Third Person Action Game "Oh Nebula" on Kickstarter
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1281175503/oh-nebula?ref=category_newest&ref=discovery
09/16/2018 04:11:47 CEST

No sound on Halo 2 Project Cartographer

Hi, I installed Halo 2 on a 32 bit installer, everything is working and I can connect to servers, play campaign but there is no sound. I installed mfc40, mfc42, wmp9, wmp10, mf and dotnen45.

I have read this: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=8117

Specs: R9 270X MSI B150M Mortar (I have had audio issues before, I installed Pulseaudio to to fix them) Intel I5 6600k

09/16/2018 02:10:23 CEST



Why the hell can I play it on my damn phone yet I can't on my PC just because I am using a better OS ?

When will they finally port it to Linux ? They have the engine They have the anti-cheat They have the money

09/16/2018 01:51:03 CEST

Fortnite (esync-fortnite-3.15/DXVK 0.72) Failed to connect to network backend services. (Lutris)
Failed to connect to network backend services. It's possible that a firewall may be the cause.

Getting this error, after a Battle Royale Game starts, but everything fine until im in the Bus and jump out.

Any ideas how I can fix this?

09/16/2018 01:41:37 CEST

Proton/DXVK shader compilation

When playing Tekken 7, my game often stutters for a while at the start of the match - it goes away after a while. It's my understanding that this is due to shaders compiling. If I were to manually load up every stage and character in single player, would that get all the shaders compiled and reduce my stuttering in the long term, or do shaders need to be compiled every time the game runs?

09/16/2018 01:32:40 CEST

Problems on MGS V The Phantom Pain.

This one was really unexpected since it's apparently quite stable on most systems. I knew Ground Zeroes wasn't even going to start, but this one I was hoping was different.

The problem is as soon as I start the game, a message saying "Server is Unreachable" pops up, I click next, and a window pops up then disappears instantly after. I already checked the integrity of the game files, and updated the Proton Version to 3.7.6. Anyone know of a solution?

Specs: CPU: Intel i7-4790K GPU: NVidia GTX 960 RAM: 16 gb ddr3 Distro: Manjaro Gnome 3.28

Any help is appreciated!

09/16/2018 00:30:28 CEST

Looking for native supported games to start

Recently switched to Linux for gaming so I’m looking food some games on steam to play on. CSGO, Civ V, and Transistor look good so far for native support and I’m thinking about getting them on eBay or cheap steam key sites. Open to other suggestions; I’m still new so I’d like to keep it as simple with steam games and not mess with lutris/wine/dxvk but I will eventually get around to playing with these. Thanks!

09/16/2018 00:22:14 CEST

Weird issues with RX Vega 64

Hi /r/linux_gaming,

I'm having some issues with my RX Vega 64. I'm running Arch, and using Steam with native libraries.

My screen resolution is 3660:1440 @ 60hz

I'm getting decent FPS in CS:GO (~150-200), but it doesn't feel right. There's some stuttering, and some weird input issues. For example, my mouse feels like it has a deadzone; minor movements don't get registered. I know this isn't GPU related, but I just want to make sure I have everything set up correctly before I start troubleshooting elsewhere.

Some system info:

  • I'm running on Gnome (Wayland). I typically have a much better experience on Wayland, especially with screen tearing (or lack thereof).
  • Kernel version:

    me ~ » uname -a 2 ↵ Linux me 4.18.6-arch1-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Sep 5 11:54:09 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  • Kernel modules

    me ~ » lsmod | grep -i amd amdkfd 217088 1 amd_iommu_v2 20480 1 amdkfd amdgpu 3362816 35 edac_mce_amd 28672 0 chash 16384 1 amdgpu gpu_sched 28672 1 amdgpu kvm_amd 106496 0 ttm 126976 1 amdgpu kvm 737280 1 kvm_amd drm_kms_helper 200704 1 amdgpu drm 479232 29 gpu_sched,drm_kms_helper,amdgpu,ttm ccp 94208 1 kvm_amd i2c_algo_bit 16384 2 igb,amdgpu gpio_amdpt 16384 0
    pinctrl_amd 28672 0


    me ~ » lspci | grep VGA 0a:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Vega 10 XT [Radeon RX Vega 64] (rev c1)

  • Grub 100% default, aside from setting the root device. /var is mounted on a separate partition.
  • Packages:

    me ~ » pacman -Q | grep -i amd xf86-video-amdgpu 18.0.1-2 me ~ » pacman -Q | grep -i mesa lib32-libva-mesa-driver 18.2.0-1 lib32-mesa 18.2.0-1 mesa 18.2.0-1 mesa-vdpau 18.2.0-1 opencl-mesa 18.2.0-1

Is there anything I'm missing? I'm assuming my input-related issues are because of Wayland or my screen resolution, but my 200fps definitely doesn't feel like 200fps.


09/16/2018 00:16:07 CEST

Is there a way to keep steam from making gamepad show up as two inputs? It is causing trouble in multiplayer games
URL: https://i.redd.it/dhei2ujqwgm11.png
09/15/2018 23:11:39 CEST

HELP: Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor not launching (other games too)

I have been running Manjaro stable for almost a year now and it runs smooth without any system issues. However, when I try to launch Shadow of Mordor, I get the following error in the log:

/media/x/install/steamlibrary/steamapps/common/ShadowOfMordor/bin/ShadowOfMordor: symbol lookup error: /media/x/install/steamlibrary/steamapps/common/ShadowOfMordor/bin/ShadowOfMordor: undefined symbol: IMG_Load_RW

This is not just a steam lib error however. When I launch a non-DRM copy of Alien Isolation I get the following:

/media/x/install/eyegames/Alien.Isolation/bin/AlienIsolation: symbol lookup error: /media/x/install/eyegames/Alien.Isolation/bin/AlienIsolation: undefined symbol: IMG_Load_RW

I have done light research and have yet to see anything like it. Am I just a special snowflake with these issues?

Edit: I have a core i5 6600k paired with a gtx 1070 all proprietary intel and nvidia drivers.

09/15/2018 22:36:28 CEST

Can't move when pressing multiple keys

Not sure if this is the right subreddit but it has to do with Linux gaming so here: When I'm playing a game on Linux and press 2 different keys at the same time, it lags. Say for example I'm in Minecraft, and press walk and sprint at the same time, my character stays still for a second, then moves. If I'm pressing 3 keys, say, walk, sprint, and jump, my character simply doesn't move at all. This is extremely frustrating because it makes it very difficult to play games. If anyone can explain what's happening that would be extremely helpful.

09/15/2018 21:41:16 CEST

Tomb Rider (2013) Does not Launch

Hello Everyone!

I bought and downloaded Tomb Rider on Steam but unfortunately it doesn't even launch so I tried to run it through terminal and got this as an output

./TombRaider: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

So, as you can see the game states that it couldn't find a dependency but it is actually available on my system. I found libssl.so.1.0.0 and copied it into my Tomb Rider's lib folder and after that I tried to run the game but this time it said it's missing another dependency and it goes on like that.

I also experience this issue with Devil Daggers but no other steam game like HITMAN, Company of Heroes 2 which are also ported by Feral.

Could you help me with this issue?

Thanks in advance ^^

09/15/2018 21:36:24 CEST

396.54.05 driver is available as PPA form ( Beta driver )
URL: https://twitter.com/Plagman2/status/1041042983024451585?s=19
09/15/2018 21:23:00 CEST

395.54.05 arrived to Graphics Ppa

@Plagman2 adlı kişinin Tweetine göz at: https://twitter.com/Plagman2/status/1041042983024451585?s=09

09/15/2018 21:20:04 CEST

One more to the game pile: castle crasheers: (sort of)

Trying castle crashers. it seems to workISH. FWIW...caveate though for some reason it their's a ton of services that aren't working right and it uses a lot of ram for a older style game. I haven't tried doing anything with it through winetricks or play on linux though.

09/15/2018 20:28:39 CEST

Some thoughts on State of Mind from Daedelic Entertainment
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/some-thoughts-on-state-of-mind-from-daedelic-entertainment.12563
09/15/2018 19:47:11 CEST

Getting mods working in proton?

I've been trying to get mods working in proton with GTA V, and I can't seem to get it working. Simply installing the way you would on Windows doesn't work either. I've tried making the files executable but to no avail. I've read about using wine tricks but how do you use wine tricks to manipulate the version of wine in proton? I feel like this would be loads of fun for people using mods not supported in the steam workshop. I mean if it's possible at all. I'd rather not use lutris/wine/dxvk. Any help would be appreciated.

09/15/2018 18:42:43 CEST

AMD Contributes 8.5x More Code than Nvidia to the Linux Kernel
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-NVIDIA-Intel-Kernel-Contrib
09/15/2018 18:20:40 CEST

How do I set up wine correctly?

So Proton already includes wine right? But its self contained or something?

When I want to use Lutris I still have to install wine because it needs the general release version or whatever you wanna call it right?

I read 3.16 was released but when I search for it using aptitude I can find 3.5 and something called stretch and its all unclear what is what.

Should I download it from the website instead?

I heard there are some extra things for wine that improve GPU performance. How do I install that?

I used wine on a 1 core 0.5GB RAM laptop for years and I could just click on .exe-files and it would work. Now im confused how I correctly install and uninstall software...

Also where the hell is the config menu for wine? I remember there was one...

09/15/2018 18:19:23 CEST

Would love to see Linux on this bad boy
URL: https://youtu.be/x0KSJg2sqJM
09/15/2018 18:00:52 CEST

"Victory at Sea" Gets GOG Version and is 80% off Until Sep 21
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/victory_at_sea
09/15/2018 16:40:41 CEST

"Victory At Sea Pacific" Released onto GOG and Steam
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/victory_at_sea_pacific
09/15/2018 16:37:32 CEST

"Reliefs" Released Into early Access on Itch.io and Steam
URL: https://calepinstudio.itch.io/reliefs
09/15/2018 16:34:49 CEST

Recommended Hardware for a new build?


For some time I've been thinking about making the switch to Ubuntu Desktop for our home computer. We use it for the usual stuff - web browsing, gaming - actually that's about it.

I'm wondering what the best process is with regards to picking hardware for driver compatibility? My experience with Linux has only been with virtual machines running Ubuntu Server, where drivers are never really a problem. How do you go about building a machine that you are confident will run Ubuntu without issues? Are there any edge-cases or things I should watch out for.

Sorry for the somewhat vague question, but I really don't want to end up giving up and going back to Windows!

09/15/2018 16:20:03 CEST

Steam with Proton -- I thought we could try all games "at our own risk"

When this was first announced, I saw that there was a list of support games (very small, I only have one of those), but then I could have sworn it also said that we could try other games at our own risk.

And ain't that the linux mantra?

But now that I've finally got some free time, I do see that many games in my library that weren't on that initial tiny list do have the "install" button, but not all of my games do.

What determines if a windows edition game gets the install button or not? Is there a back way to do this through steam (if it's not through steam, I'd rather just do PoL than Wine directly)?

09/15/2018 16:01:34 CEST

LGOGDownloader 3.4 Released



- Added options to set low speed timeout values for libcurl
 * --lowspeed-timeout
 * --lowspeed-rate
- Fixed usage of deprecated jsoncpp API (Patch by: Hans Philipp Annen)
- Made --galaxy-install multithreaded
- Added support for generation 1 builds to --galaxy-show-builds
- Show build generation info in --galaxy-show-builds output
- Removed cover download support
- Removed numeric option values from help text
- Updated help text for --galaxy-install and --galaxy-show-builds
- Skip complete files instead of trying to resume
- Fixed -Wcatch-value for GCC 8
- Added hack for installing Linux games using --galaxy-install
 * Downloader tries to use Linux installers as replacement for Galaxy repository
- Use regex for language detection in --galaxy-install
 * Some builds used different language code format
- Added operating system and architecture to default user agent
 * New default user agent is LGOGDownloader/{version_number} ({operating_system} {architecture})
- Removed aliases for --game option
- Removed --update-check option
- Added new option --updated
 * Restricts downloader to operate only on games that have update flag set in account page
- Added new option --clear-update-flags
 * Clears update notification flags for all games
- Added new option --notifications
 * Shows the number of new forum replies, updates games, unread chat messages and pending friend requests
- Added support for downloading dependencies when using --galaxy-install
 * Use the new --galaxy-no-dependencies option to disable downloading dependencies
- Added separate option to set libcurl to verbose mode
 * --curl-verbose
 * This makes --verbose option more useful because it no longer sets libcurl to verbose mode
- Added option to set subdirectory for --galaxy-install
 * --subdir-galaxy-install
 * Default: %install_dir%
 * See help text for possible template values
- Added option to set priority for content delivery network used with --galaxy-install
 * --galaxy-cdn-priority
 * Default: "edgecast,highwinds,gog_cdn"

Lots of Galaxy related changes.

The most interesting to me is the change that allows using --galaxy-install for Linux games.

Taking advantage of Mojosetup installer structure to kind of emulate Galaxy repository is an interesting idea.

The feature is detailed more in the commit message here

Galaxy: Add hack for installing Linux games

Try to use Linux installers as replacement for Galaxy repository.
Linux installers use MojoSetup which means that the installers are Zip files that have bash script and installer binary prepended.
We can get zip file entries from zip central directory and then split the game installer to chunks based on those file entries.
Therefore we can download individual files from the installer.
09/15/2018 15:52:28 CEST

Benchmark Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Steam Play/Proton vs Windows 10 (x-post /r/wine_gaming)
URL: https://youtu.be/qubt4vrrh_E
09/15/2018 15:52:06 CEST

Benchmark Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Steam Play/Proton vs Windows 10
URL: https://youtu.be/qubt4vrrh_E
09/15/2018 15:51:36 CEST

Benchmark - Shadow of the Tomb Raider Steam Play/Proton vs Windows 10
URL: https://youtu.be/qubt4vrrh_E
09/15/2018 15:49:31 CEST

Linux Mint Cinnamon 19: Sound resets to GPU each reboot?

Hey all! Not really a linux noob, but not a veteran by any means. I have been poking around in Linux for years, but have never "mainstream" used it.

Well, my latest attempt at linux is running Linux Mint Cinnamon 19. I have a Ryzen 2700X and 980Ti. Two issues here are that Linux keeps defaulting to the GPU sound instead of my onboard Realtek (HD Audio). Secondly (even in windows) the Realtek thinks my speakers are Headphones and not Speakers (in the mixer). If I install their drivers and bloat in Windows, I get the popup to tell it what I plugged in. In Linux, I do not seem to have that option.

A bit of research lead me to alsamixer. Here I can at least change the active sound device to the HD Audio and turn up the Headphone volume.

Now the million peso question... How do I make these default and persist through reboots?

09/15/2018 15:32:24 CEST

Xubuntu &amp; Weird Error in Software Center

When I open the Software Center I get an error that says "Failed to write file: Error opening file "/home/<my user name>/.local/share/app-info/xmls/steam.xml.gz": No such file or directory."

I'd have to agree with the error. I've never had a /share/app-info/ folder before and Steam runs just fine. Any ideas? Thanks!

09/15/2018 15:15:13 CEST

Cyberpunk 2077 on Linux could be great.

I just thought that if Cyberpunk 2077 will have on Linux would be great. I think if this happen it will give greater impact on gaming with Linux since that game people are eagerly waiting for. Maybe more developers will support Linux for gaming after that. Since Steam Play are developing their Proton program. And I really want to play that game. How about your opinions. Is there any news about Cyberpunk developer planning it for Linux gaming?

09/15/2018 15:00:42 CEST

Blizzard removes bans of Linux Overwatch players

Blizzard appears to have removed the ban! Thought I should create a separate thread for this to update everyone.


FINAL UPDATE: True to its word, Blizzard's dev team looked into the issue and responded. They informed me that "all the bans have been overturned," and comments on the original Reddit thread seem to back that up. When asked what caused the bans in the first place, Blizzard PR explained that they're unable to share in-depth details about bans. All's well that ends well? I also put Blizzard's anti-cheat team in touch with the lead developer of DXVK, so hopefully this can be avoided in the future.


EDIT6: I have been unbanned!

As part of our ongoing effort to combat nonparticipation, abusive behavior, and other in-game violations, Blizzard recently closed an Overwatch license on this Blizzard account. After performing an additional review of the evidence considered in this action, we determined that this account closure was an error. We are reopening the license for play, and hope you will accept our sincere apologies for the mistake.

EDIT7: Good news everyone! Getting reports of people getting unbanned, here and on discord.

09/15/2018 14:16:38 CEST

GameHub implemented Humble Trove support so you can automatically download, install and play with Wine/Proton!
URL: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/commit/9e3dc15dc8eddbdb5cfb2973dc82098f1be9373d
09/15/2018 13:53:36 CEST

Tekken 7, some (but not all) stages very slow on Wine 3.10+esync, DXVK 0.71

So I used some methods to get an "evaluation copy" to see how well I can expect this game to run via Steam Play / Proton (it's an officially supported game there and I've been seriously considering buying it) on my 6+ year old CPU and GPU (i7-2600K & GTX770). Since this is a competitive 1on1 fighting game, a stable 60fps framerate during gameplay is pretty much a must.

Turns out it runs pretty well and good enough despite the old hardware EXCEPT for a few stages, namely Arctic Snowfall and Brimstone & Fire. About the DLC stages I can't say because my "evaluation copy" doesn't include those, but anyway if it wasn't for those two, I could pretty much just play the game at 1920x1080 and high settings.

I found some "potato" stage mods from the Internet for low spec Windows users playing the game, they work pretty well and from what I've read it seems to be ok to use those in online play, so that's definitely a solution good enough for me to buy the game (I just hope a patch won't break it eventually...), but still it's just strange how much slower especially the snow stage runs than anything else in the game. It's 30-40fps (sometimes even under 30 depending on how much stuff I have running in the background) vs. almost completely stable 60fps everywhere else except the volcano stage which usually runs in the 50-55 range.

It's really strange because reducing graphics settings and resolution doesn't even seem to help much with the slowdown, I've tried 1920x1080 with low settings and half actual resolution (50% scaling), even 1280x720 low at 50% scaling doesn't quite get it up to a stable 60fps. I wouldn't really want to play the game with those settings anyway, I'd rather use the potato stage mod and just give up the background for that stage.

I wonder if it's something DXVK specific. Something in the stage background that DXVK doesn't handle very well? At first I suspected the snowfall but I figured out how to disable particle effects completely from the game's UE Scalability.ini and that didn't affect the framerate at all.

Anybody else playing Tekken 7 (the official purchased version) with similar specs, what are your experiences? Can I expect Proton to speed up the game compared to Wine? (I'm sure it's possible to run non-Steam games with Proton but I can't be bothered to figure out how) How about a patch I'll get when I buy the game?

Also, how much can I expect a new graphics card to improve speed under DXVK in general if I'm not upgrading the CPU at the same time? I've been considering getting even a 1080 or 1080Ti if I happen to find a good deal locally, or maybe a 980 or AMD RX580.

09/15/2018 13:42:47 CEST

New PC soon

I'm planning on building a new PC in a month or so. I already know that I'll be buying a used RX 580. How well do AMD GPU's perform in Linux? And does Linux Mint ship with the proper drivers for AMD graphics cards?

09/15/2018 13:42:43 CEST

AMD MESA vs AMD PRO drivers

I'm running a Vega 56 in mint 19 Cinnamon with the latest MESA (18.3.0) drivers and kernel 4.18.7. I'm noticing that in some native games my GPU utilization is sometimes very low while FPS also drops. CSGO for instance plays generally well, rarely dipping below 90 FPS, but I feel like 144FPS is a reasonable expectation for a native port where the Windows version will easily go 290+ FPS. I expect some performance hit, but I also was hoping my GPU would actually be utilized better. Will proprietary drivers give me better utilization of my GPU hardware and provide better functionality, or is the gap really that wide in performance vs windows?

09/15/2018 10:20:06 CEST

Limbo, Tiny Echo and 6 more DRM-Free games are free on Humble Monthly Trove until 16th Sep
URL: http://blog.humblebundle.com/post/178092016314/its-that-time-again-free-drm-free-games-for-a
09/15/2018 08:09:48 CEST

BF1 Intel Integrated Graphics Error

Hi all !

I've got a little problem running BF1 on my machine. When im trying to run BF1, with a tutorial from this the end of this post https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamPlay/comments/9anque/steamplayprotonlutris_cheat_sheet/, im getting this error. I guess that problem comes from that ubuntu selects integrated graphics than my AMD card and can't run BF1. I was thinking about disabling intel graphics but i can't find anything how to do that. Can you help a bit ?

Thank you.

09/15/2018 07:48:11 CEST

Fractured Space on Linux, part deux: The Penguining (IT WORKS)
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/FracturedSpace/comments/9fz1zs/fractured_space_on_linux_part_deux_the_penguining/
09/15/2018 07:22:01 CEST

Undertale crashes on launch

So I am trying to run Undertale on Arch 4.18.7 but every time I open it it crashes with this output in the console:

Full log:

Fun part:

run.sh: line 3: 8340 Segmentation fault (core dumped) LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./runner

09/15/2018 07:15:37 CEST

How secure is Lutris?

1) Lutris is great and I would ask the same question for PlayOnLinux but I don't use that anymore

2) I'm not a security expert or developer

3) I think it doesn't hurt asking so

I could easily be wrong but it looks like they download 1st and 3rd party programs from lutris.net/files (e.g. https://lutris.net/files/runners/).

They're using https, yes, but is there some extra security like checksums* or signed packages to make sure the downloaded files match? What happens if an attacker manages to compromise the website, will everybody start downloading the modified files without any warning? Lutris and/or the scripts could also be compromised the same way?

* IIUC if the checksum and files are hosted at the same place they aren't really useful except for file integrity, so you would need something else

09/15/2018 05:57:06 CEST

Frozen Synapse 2 releasing at the end of this month
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/frozen-synapse-2-should-be-on-linux-by-the-end-of-the-month.12562
09/15/2018 04:03:43 CEST

Use G-Sync with multiple monitors (and i3)

As I would like to evaluate the available options to get G-Sync working with a multi monitor setup, I would like to ask you for all of them.

  1. Disable all monitors except the main one with G-Sync.
  2. Use a separate X-screen for each monitor.
  3. Start a second x-session at like tty-6 which only has the one monitor with G-Sync, and switch with ALT + CTRL + numbers.

I know that 1. works, although I'm not sure how to get 2. and 3. working.

I have to say it's a bummer that G-Sync has so many problems with Linux, I know it's not the Linux kind of thinking technology, but I have it and want to use it. It's the only thing left which holds me back to use Linux like 90% of the time as my main OS, as many games run well enough with my setup.

If anyone could help me out with this problem I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

09/15/2018 02:43:29 CEST

"Galaxy Champions TV" just got released for Linux!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/842750/
09/15/2018 01:23:10 CEST

Has anyone tried Blackout Beta in DXVK/Proton?

I was wondering how the performance was like.

09/14/2018 23:05:50 CEST

The latest Nvidia Vulkan beta driver 396.54.05 is giving me 10-20% better performance with DXVK

With the latest nvidia Vulkan beta driver I'm getting some serious performance improvements with DXVK, compared to both stable 396.54 and the previous Vulkan beta 396.54.02. I switched between the drivers multiple times to confirm.

Arkham City, Overwatch, GTA V, Battlefield 3/4/1, Witcher 3 all of these have at least a 10% boost, up to 25% in some games. I'm actually getting 90% of native performance in Witcher 3.

I've tried native Vulkan with Rise of the Tomb Raider but it shows no improvements. DOOM via proton seems to have got a 5% improvement though.

Is anyone else experiencing this? It seems too good to be true, especially since the release notes for this driver only shows two new Vulkan extensions. I haven't noticed any degradation in image quality (but I also haven't done a side-by-side comparison).

09/14/2018 21:39:50 CEST

Wine 3.16 Released

The Wine development release 3.16 is now available.




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


- Initial implementation of OPC Services.

- Support for rendering buttons from an ImageList.

- Better support for CSS properties in MSHTML.

- Namespace fixes in XML Writer.

- Various bug fixes.


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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 3.16 (total 43):


19801 cygwin can't run a batch file from inside a shell script without explicit cmd /c 22255 Total Commander: Deleting the 1st or 2nd character in an edit box deletes all of them 22440 Total Commander: The panels showing Brief are not resized vertically when the application window is resized vertically 24623 Windows Live Essentials 2011 installer doesn't show any options on the first screen (support for BCM_GETIDEALSIZE needed, ideal width and height for a specified button) 30856 Atmel Studio 6 fails to start with Visual Studio 2010 Isolated Shell, reporting 'Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall the application.' 36142 Symantec Norton 360 installer fails ('rpcss' needs to be a proper Windows service) 37175 Call of Duty 2: Video playback is not working 38339 Can't change resolution in Call of Duty 4 38432 Xeon 1.0 (Xbox emulator) fails to load (PE image prelinked into DOS reserved area and default process heap range, no relocation possible) 40062 Media Player Classic Home Cinema does not show bitmaps in buttons, needs BCM_SETIMAGELIST 40064 Atmel Studio 7: 'DDAConfigCA' tool (part of Visual Studio 2015 Isolated Shell) crashes on unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.d._configure_wide_argv 40445 WinSCP main window lacks icons (unimplemented BCM_SETIMAGELIST?) and indentation for hosts 40598 Warframe 'launcher.exe' reports 'update failed' ('InternetCrackUrlW' must resize buffer when URL canonicalization fails due to insufficient buffer) 40704 foobar2000 v1.3.10 crashes on alt-F (file menu shortcut) 42577 Far manager: needs virtdisk.dll.GetStorageDependencyInformation 42710 Wechat can not send file to friend 42880 Ragnarok Online doe not clear the loading screen. 43488 Bluestacks crashes in ITextService::TxGetVScroll() 45246 Free Manga Downloader(all): no text on some boxes. 45372 Resident Evil 7 requires mfplat.dll.MFCreateMFByteStreamOnStream to be implemented 45430 Improve diagnostics of 'D3DxxCreateDevice' failures for warp driver type (D3D10_DRIVER_TYPE_WARP or D3D_DRIVER_TYPE_WARP) 45617 Just Dance 2017: Unimplemented function mfplat.dll.MFCreateSample 45622 Overwatch crashes when trying to save highlights (needs mfplat.MFTRegisterLocal implementation) 45715 Just Dance 2017: Unimplemented function mfplat.dll.MFCreateMemoryBuffer 45722 cmd for loop doesn't work with tokens and delims 45727 Quik 7: Regression with button bitmaps after 3.6 release - No any bitmap on the buttons in a messages window 45729 cmd's REM evaluates | 45731 cmd for loops sensitive to whitespace 45735 Neo Manager (formerly known as Alphasmart Manager) not installed, cannot read out via USB 45738 Unable to compile on macOS after "winhttp: Use winsock sockets" 45743 Firefox 61.x crashes on startup due to missing pipe server object type information (Chromium Windows sandbox handle duplication service) 45747 GPU-GPU depth stencil blit is slow (FF XIV) 45753 Office 2010 reruns setup on starting any app 45770 WMP9 crashes with unimplemented function pidgen.dll.PIDGenSimpW 45771 Parts of page(s) content missing when printing (seen in Framemaker 8) 45784 Bethesda Launcher Updater crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110.xtime_get 45785 Bethesda Launcher Updater crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110._Xtime_diff_to_millis2 45786 GTA downgrader (.NET program latest.exe) crashes: "Can't find matching timezone information" ("America/Sao_Paulo") 45788 Mouse pointer is off from the visible cursor by huge margin in steam, when winecfg DPI is different from Xorg 45798 NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.x installer fails due to missing support for 'WinHttpSetOption( ..., WINHTTP_OPTION_RECEIVE_RESPONSE_TIMEOUT, ...)' 45800 Symantec Eraser Control Driver 'eeCtrl64.sys' (Norton 360) crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ExReleaseResourceLite 45802 ReactOS logoff procedure needs 'mpr.WNetClearConnections' to disconnect user session network share connections 45821 Metasploit Console won't start due to missing registry value HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersDataBasePath

09/14/2018 21:23:30 CEST

Wine 3.16 Released

The Wine development release 3.16 is now available.




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


- Initial implementation of OPC Services.

- Support for rendering buttons from an ImageList.

- Better support for CSS properties in MSHTML.

- Namespace fixes in XML Writer.

- Various bug fixes.


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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 3.16 (total 43):


19801 cygwin can't run a batch file from inside a shell script without explicit cmd /c 22255 Total Commander: Deleting the 1st or 2nd character in an edit box deletes all of them 22440 Total Commander: The panels showing Brief are not resized vertically when the application window is resized vertically 24623 Windows Live Essentials 2011 installer doesn't show any options on the first screen (support for BCM_GETIDEALSIZE needed, ideal width and height for a specified button) 30856 Atmel Studio 6 fails to start with Visual Studio 2010 Isolated Shell, reporting 'Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall the application.' 36142 Symantec Norton 360 installer fails ('rpcss' needs to be a proper Windows service) 37175 Call of Duty 2: Video playback is not working 38339 Can't change resolution in Call of Duty 4 38432 Xeon 1.0 (Xbox emulator) fails to load (PE image prelinked into DOS reserved area and default process heap range, no relocation possible) 40062 Media Player Classic Home Cinema does not show bitmaps in buttons, needs BCM_SETIMAGELIST 40064 Atmel Studio 7: 'DDAConfigCA' tool (part of Visual Studio 2015 Isolated Shell) crashes on unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.d._configure_wide_argv 40445 WinSCP main window lacks icons (unimplemented BCM_SETIMAGELIST?) and indentation for hosts 40598 Warframe 'launcher.exe' reports 'update failed' ('InternetCrackUrlW' must resize buffer when URL canonicalization fails due to insufficient buffer) 40704 foobar2000 v1.3.10 crashes on alt-F (file menu shortcut) 42577 Far manager: needs virtdisk.dll.GetStorageDependencyInformation 42710 Wechat can not send file to friend 42880 Ragnarok Online doe not clear the loading screen. 43488 Bluestacks crashes in ITextService::TxGetVScroll() 45246 Free Manga Downloader(all): no text on some boxes. 45372 Resident Evil 7 requires mfplat.dll.MFCreateMFByteStreamOnStream to be implemented 45430 Improve diagnostics of 'D3DxxCreateDevice' failures for warp driver type (D3D10_DRIVER_TYPE_WARP or D3D_DRIVER_TYPE_WARP) 45617 Just Dance 2017: Unimplemented function mfplat.dll.MFCreateSample 45622 Overwatch crashes when trying to save highlights (needs mfplat.MFTRegisterLocal implementation) 45715 Just Dance 2017: Unimplemented function mfplat.dll.MFCreateMemoryBuffer 45722 cmd for loop doesn't work with tokens and delims 45727 Quik 7: Regression with button bitmaps after 3.6 release - No any bitmap on the buttons in a messages window 45729 cmd's REM evaluates | 45731 cmd for loops sensitive to whitespace 45735 Neo Manager (formerly known as Alphasmart Manager) not installed, cannot read out via USB 45738 Unable to compile on macOS after "winhttp: Use winsock sockets" 45743 Firefox 61.x crashes on startup due to missing pipe server object type information (Chromium Windows sandbox handle duplication service) 45747 GPU-GPU depth stencil blit is slow (FF XIV) 45753 Office 2010 reruns setup on starting any app 45770 WMP9 crashes with unimplemented function pidgen.dll.PIDGenSimpW 45771 Parts of page(s) content missing when printing (seen in Framemaker 8) 45784 Bethesda Launcher Updater crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110.xtime_get 45785 Bethesda Launcher Updater crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110._Xtime_diff_to_millis2 45786 GTA downgrader (.NET program latest.exe) crashes: "Can't find matching timezone information" ("America/Sao_Paulo") 45788 Mouse pointer is off from the visible cursor by huge margin in steam, when winecfg DPI is different from Xorg 45798 NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.x installer fails due to missing support for 'WinHttpSetOption( ..., WINHTTP_OPTION_RECEIVE_RESPONSE_TIMEOUT, ...)' 45800 Symantec Eraser Control Driver 'eeCtrl64.sys' (Norton 360) crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ExReleaseResourceLite 45802 ReactOS logoff procedure needs 'mpr.WNetClearConnections' to disconnect user session network share connections 45821 Metasploit Console won't start due to missing registry value HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersDataBasePath

09/14/2018 21:23:26 CEST

"Dog Gone Golfing" gets DRM Free Version on Itch.io
URL: https://vagabonddog.itch.io/dog-gone-golfing
09/14/2018 21:22:48 CEST

DxVk 0.72 is available
URL: https://www.reddit.com/user/GravWav/comments/9fujke/dxvk_072_is_available/
09/14/2018 20:46:59 CEST

DxVk 0.72 is available
URL: https://www.reddit.com/user/GravWav/comments/9fujke/dxvk_072_is_available/
09/14/2018 20:36:03 CEST

DXVK 0.72 is available


Added the following configuration options:

  • d3d11.maxTessFactor
    to limit the maximum tessellation factor
  • d3d11.samplerAnisotropy
    to enforce or disable anisotropic filtering
  • dxgi.numBackBuffers
    to override the number of swap chain back buffers
  • dxgi.syncInterval
    to enforce or disable Vsync

Refer to the Wiki for details.

Additionally, the number of swap chain back buffers requested by the game is now honored by default, i.e. games that request a triple-buffered swap chain without VSync will now use a triple-buffered Vulkans swap chain.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed incorrect behaviour of newly created queries (#620)
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Fixed invalid Vulkan image views for mipmapped 3D textures
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate / Origins: Fixed corrupted geometry issue (#278)
  • Batman Arkham Knight: Work around detective mode crash on Nvidia (#627)
  • Dragon Quest XI: Work around Unreal Engine 4 bug causing low performance on Nvidia (#622)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Fixed tessellation issue (#368)
09/14/2018 20:30:26 CEST

Probleme with nvidia Prime display

Hi, i'm using xubuntu 18.04 with driver number 390. Does any one know why nvidia can't show me the advanced option for the prime display, i need to activate ForceFullCompositionPipeline.



09/14/2018 20:27:55 CEST

Thanks to Mesa 18.2.0 I can finally play Homeworld and HW: Remastered with pure wine without hacks

Previously I had to reapply compatibility OpenGL context hack to every new Wine version.

Thanks, DRI/Mesa devs!

09/14/2018 20:04:49 CEST

Suggest we adjust our naming schema -- LinuxOS, MacOS, WindowsOS

Given the decades of debates and wasted time and the diverging meaning of the terms "Windows" and "Mac"

I suggest that we adopt and popularize the following usage:

LinuxOS (This would be a generic term referencing any distro/OS that includes the Linux kernel)

MacOS (The term "Mac" is similarly problematic because the meaning is dependent on the usage or context of the sentence. For example -- Mac can refer to the actual physical device, but in the context of software refer to a completely different thing -- the operating system.)

WindowsOS (Again, the ambiguity of "Windows" and diverging meaning of the term is starting to take on double and triple meanings, for example -- do we mean Windows OS, Windows Store, etc... )

KDE is a good example of introducing new names to clarify the situation -- previously we had KDE 2.0 and KDE 3.0, etc... and now KDE more specifically means a organization, and group of like-kind applications. This was clarified by the introduction of Plasma -- IIUC KDE 5.0 became Plasma Shell instead.

This is my suggestion, if anyone has ties to Linus, and he were to approve it would become standard and clear up a multi-decade debate & issue.

09/14/2018 19:44:56 CEST

Dying Light Collection -60%, base game -67% (pices different depending on the country)
URL: https://gamesrepublic.com/games/g:dying-light-collection
09/14/2018 19:39:52 CEST

Anyone know where to buy 2 old Loki games?

As the title says I'm looking for 2 Loki Linux ports, Rune and Rune: Halls of Valhalla, I've checked eBay + every other obvious place. Wondering if anyone knows anywhere/anyone who is selling these games, thanks.

09/14/2018 19:39:49 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Windows 7 vs SteamPlay/Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rFZh85TTmI
09/14/2018 19:25:24 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Windows 7 vs SteamPlay/Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rFZh85TTmI
09/14/2018 19:25:17 CEST

Reynard Devlog #13 – Wilson (0.8.4)
URL: http://hyperfoxstudios.com/reynard-devlog-wilson-0-8-4/
09/14/2018 19:16:01 CEST

PSA: The new SteamPlay update might delete your downloaded local game files

Just happened to me. Started Steam, wanted to start up DQXI just to get the notification that SteamPlay got deactivated (?!), restarted again, all the games are gone. Local folder structures are still intact weirdly enough but Steam seemingly removed the other files by itself. So beware!

09/14/2018 18:40:03 CEST

The Culling is F2P right now; did the devs keep the premise for Linux support?
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/437220
09/14/2018 18:39:34 CEST

Will anyone try Shadow of the Tomb Raider in an hour with Steam Play?

I feel like I am willing to take a risk, but not pioneer style willing to take a risk :D

09/14/2018 18:05:25 CEST

Boundless is either totally laggy and freeze my system (Lutris) or closes after logo (SteamPlay)

Can someone help me with my problem with the game. I'm using Manjaro newest Version with 4.18 Kernel. Vulkan, LLVM and MESA are up to date.

I also have added an Lutris page for the game (Lutris didn't synced it): https://lutris.net/games/boundless/

09/14/2018 17:57:07 CEST

r/dota2 knows whats up
URL: https://i.redd.it/lkso5wdx78m11.png
09/14/2018 17:56:37 CEST

Undertale SIGSEGV fix -- testing needed

I think I've found a way to get Undertale running on the latest kernel and drivers (on Arch, with an AMD RX Vega 64 -- it should already work for Nvidia users). I'm using the Steam version but this should also work with the GOG and Humble Bundle versions as the Steam version is DRM-free. I found this fix at this link

Steps to get it working:

  • Install Undertale as usual from https://lutris.net/games/undertale/
  • In Lutris>Undertale>Configure>System Options, add the environment variable R600_DEBUG and set it to mono.

The game works fine now for me. I thought I'd write up this up and hopefully get other people to confirm it before publishing the updated installer on Lutris. I'm particularly interested to hear from you if you already had Undertale working (Nvidia users) -- does this break it?

09/14/2018 17:53:12 CEST

DXVK fork with Async enabled


Hello folks, doitsujin has recently decided to remove the async option from DXVK due to valid concerns over cheat-detection. I and many others believe that the solution is too useful to pass up, so I will be maintaining this branch.

I will update this repo with DXVK master every few days, and will release binaries which coincide with doitsujin's releases.

In this repo, async is the default option but can be disabled.

09/14/2018 17:30:09 CEST

Windows 10 store games on Ubuntu or other Linux distro

Hey guys,

I really want to get on the Linux bandwagon. I frequently play games and this is my main intention/use for my pc. Currently I have Windows 10 pro. I would like to know what the state of Linux gaming is? I have had a friend move to Ubuntu 18 with his 4790k and 1070 and he said he is having issues with steam games.

I am also very curious about ways to play Windows 10 store games on Linux. I mostly play Halo Wars 2 off the Windows store. I assume this is not possible as the store is Windows 10 only.

My system is a Ryzen 7 2700X, 32GB ram, dual Rx480 8GB. I am mainly looking at Ubuntu 18.

One thing I was considering was using a virtual machine with PCI passthrough to pass one of the RX480's to a Windows 10 virtual machine thus allowing access to the Windows store. Is the RX480 good in Linux. I heard some horror stories about people struggling with RX series cards.

Thanks and have a great weekend guys!

EDIT: Added the main windows store game I want to play

09/14/2018 16:27:41 CEST

Dark Turn-based RPG 'Deep Sky Derelicts' releasing September 26th with day-1 support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/dark-turn-based-rpg-deep-sky-derelicts-releasing-september-26th-linux-version-will-be-available-then.12557
09/14/2018 16:09:21 CEST

We Were Here Together announced, best have a partner ready for it
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/we-were-here-together-announced-with-linux-support-best-have-a-partner-ready-for-it.12558
09/14/2018 16:07:09 CEST

Why do you game on Linux?

One of the biggest reasons I use Linux is because it's open source so i know exactly what I have installed on my system from a privacy and security stand point. That's not the case with games and game clients. They are all closed source and Linux also has much less games compatible. What's your guys reasoning for gaming on Linux and not just doing a dual boot?

09/14/2018 15:53:29 CEST

Is it me, or The Bard's Tale in Steam is poorly ported?

I bought it and started playing it recently on my Ubuntu 18.04 PC and it gets stuck a lot. If I summon a companion I can't unsummon it. Cut-scenes don't work. It's pretty awful so far, did this happened to anyone else?

09/14/2018 15:28:18 CEST

How to make OBSE work with Oblivion and Proton?

This basic tool for Oblivion modding doesn't work with Proton. Anyone knows how can I fix it?

09/14/2018 14:40:14 CEST

Is black desert online a total no-go?

Is it a matter of tinkering until it works? With all the recent updates I’d like to hope that with some work it could be runnable. But I’ve heard it’s only the anti-cheat system?

Has anyone tried a/e sync?

09/14/2018 12:35:04 CEST

wine development is a mess ...

Hey people,

this post is about building wine from different sources with different patches.

Wine development has become a total mess due to the rapid evolution of the things going on.

There is PBA patches, ESYNC patches, Staging patches, Vulkan patches and a immense effort by countles people to make the impossible possible.

Cudos for that.

After testing a lot of builds and patches, the results are quit changing.

Quality improvements for one game often lead to compatibility issues of the other game. After countless builds and tests i came to the conclusion, that the best balance comes from wine-staging, what is officially part of the wineHQ for a couple months already.

Everything else is inofficial additions and improvments for certain needs. Countless forks have been build up from the "official" sources, leading to a huge inconsistency for the overall quality of the wine gaming experience.

For example, the latest tweaked wine source comes from Lutris, what ive learned, but using it improves one game and hinders 3 others from even starting.

The Proton framework uses an old, but pretty professional tweaked build of an obviously old wine-3.7, happy its encapsulated in Steam and wont affect other games installed outside native Steam.

So there must be more communication btw all those developers, to get stick to the basic standarts as those ideas are great and fresh, but break compatibility at the overall.

So get your turf together and implement pba and esync into wine-staging in a way that does not break Windows standarts.
Should you be able to archive that, we will have a really huge boost in our wine gaming experience.

The official wine-staging with vulkan makes all(!) things run best !

All other tweaked and patched sources break those common compatibility but we can hope, as Valve works together with the wine project, they may be able to make it work properly for all games.

For now, that is not the case and i for my stick to the official distributed wine sources and still have a total blast with gaming on Linux.

09/14/2018 12:07:12 CEST

Dexterity slasher Akane released with Linux support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/884260/
09/14/2018 10:59:53 CEST

Bohemia Interactive Anniversary Sale until 17th Sep
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/bohemia_sale/
09/14/2018 10:44:46 CEST

Which GPU for Proton and Vulkan?

It seems that my old R9 280X can't run Vulkan. Therefore I want to get a new graphics card. Before I take hours trying to understand the implications of various benchmarks, I thought maybe you guys can recommend a suitable candidate for purchase.

I'm not vendor-locked, but would slightly prefer AMD for ethical reasons. My budget is quite flexible. When it is a good deal, I can afford it. I would just like to avoid being wasteful. I don't need to play the last AAA title on ultra graphics just to heat up my room.

09/14/2018 10:06:42 CEST

Unity 2018.3 Beta Promotes Vulkan Editor No Longer Experimental, Various Linux Fixes
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Unity-2018.3-Beta
09/14/2018 04:31:17 CEST

Is there any decent Nvidia GPU Fan Control programs out there?

I would like switch to linux and remain a full time user, but the lack of proper thermal management programs for Nvidia cards is scaring me away. Right now my idle temps are ~50C on idle and ~80C under heavy load. This is not acceptable. I know about the coolbits option for the Control Panel, but I wanted to know if there are any kind of programs that are similar to MSI Afterburner. I know AMD has something, but i don't know any for Nvidia. Thanks in advance!

09/14/2018 04:20:37 CEST

GTA V with wine msdmo.dll not found

Hi, i'm getting issues when trying to open gta v, it tell me that it can't find a library even when it seem installed.

0092:err:module:import_dll Library msdmo.dll (which is needed by L"Z:mnt20A4C00BA4BFE208JeuxGrand Theft Auto VGTA5.exe") not found 0092:err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Importing dlls for L"Z:mnt20A4C00BA4BFE208JeuxGrand Theft Auto VGTA5.exe" failed, status c0000135

this is the error message i get

09/14/2018 04:10:05 CEST

Help !! Nvidia Prime not working !

This is my 3rd week with Ubuntu and I’m really enjoying everything except from the laptop is heating too much ! (Laptop has intel and Nvidia gpu 1050) And from my knowledge this happens due to always running Nvidia GPU . I found various way to turn off Integrated GPU while using intel on internet but none of them works for me ! ( after restart it won’t boot) . What Am I doing wrong ? Can someone please show me the proper way to turn off the gpu while Intel prime mode . I’m using 18.04 and 396 Nvidia driver card.

09/14/2018 04:04:58 CEST

Steam on Wine Online?

Steam on wine is working for me but can you open friends and connect to the server and what not? I can't open my friends list or browse stores, etc.

09/14/2018 04:02:30 CEST

What is the best linux native title you have played this year?

I'm looking to see what great titles are out there already running natively on linux that I may have overlooked. Can be older classics or new releases.

09/14/2018 03:12:58 CEST

Official repo to download wine binaries (multiple versions)?

PlayOnLinux has them available here: http://wine.playonlinux.com/binaries/linux-amd64/

And it works just fine if you extract the files and call bin/wine. This way I can install multiple wine version in my home folder (no global install). But I'm not sure if I can trust them so I'm looking for an official Wine source.

There's https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ but there's no wine inside the bin folder and I believe it's because it's not compiled with the dependencies or something.

My computer is not great, and I'm kinda dumb, so I was hoping I wouldn't have to compile myself.

09/14/2018 03:10:53 CEST

Manjaro vs Ubuntu

Hey everyone! I want to start dual booting a Linux distro, and I'm stuck between Manjaro and Ubuntu. I've heard that Manjaro is based on Arch Linux (which I want to eventually move to) and had great documentation and packages. I'm leaning towards Manjaro but I'm not sure. I'm pretty tech savvy, been using computers for a very long time.

Thanks in advance, Meenit.

09/14/2018 02:07:23 CEST

URDE [Metroid Prime Source Port] Test Video
URL: https://youtu.be/txqq2OejSHw
09/14/2018 01:24:26 CEST

DVXK Async help stutter in Warframe?

While reading about the Overwatch bans and reading about what the async option does I remembered that Warframe has a stutter the first time a new tile is entered. I'm pretty sure it is from building the shader cache for that tile. I was wondering, would this async option alleviate that stutter in Warframe? How might I go about testing it?

09/14/2018 00:21:49 CEST

Can't play LoL anymore on ubuntu

Up until yesterday i would play League of Legends frequently on xubuntu, running with Lutris. Now it says the files are corrupted, and the game built-in recovery tool won't do the job. i tried restarting the system, reruning the recovery tool, but nothing will work.

Has anybody come accross this issue?

09/14/2018 00:15:47 CEST

Steam Play shows previously unavailable CD keys; Lutris install scripts should be updated


As it seems, one of the new features of new Steam Play is being able to view previously unavailable legacy CD keys. Those CD keys can be beneficial to install native/source port/patched versions of games such as Quake III Arena, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Prey2006 outside of Steam. SteamCMD does let downloading games data/assets of Windows version but Steam for Linux used to not show CD keys of the game which aren't available for Linux. Only way to view those CD keys was to use Steam for Windows via WINE. In some cases, Steam client simply wouldn't show the keys even with Steam for Windows, so users needed to launch the game via WINE to generate the CD key. I touched upon the issue before;

Now, first of all, I need to point out that not all games' CD keys are viewable; there are various key names for Steam games. Following is the list of games in my Steam account that have legacy CD keys. I added various keys to figure out which one makes CD keys available for new Steam Play / Proton but as it seems, there's no ultimate consistency. All I can say is if the game/DLC has a real LegacyKeyDiskLocation or LegacyKeyRegistryLocation while ShowCDKeyInMenu is enabled, then there is a high chance that CD Key will be visible for Steam Play users.

Game/Expansion/DLC Official OS CD Key on Linux CD Key on Steam Play CD Key on Windows Officially Whitelisted LegacyKeyRegistrationMethod ShowCDKeyInMenu ShowCDKeyOnLaunch SupportsCDKeyCopyToClipboard LegacyKeyRegistryLocation LegacyKeyDiskLocation
Anna - Extended Edition Linux Yes Yes Yes - registry - Yes Yes ...SteamKey -
Cities in Motion 2 Linux Yes Yes Yes - registry Yes - Yes ...SteamKey -
Company of Heroes - Legacy Edition Windows No Yes Yes No registry Yes - - ...CoHProductKey -
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Windows No Yes Yes No registry Yes - - ...CoHOFProductKey -
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor Windows No Yes Yes No registry Yes - - ...CoHProductKey1 -
Din's Curse Linux Yes Yes Yes - registry - Yes Yes ...SteamKey -
Din's Curse: Demon War DLC Linux Yes Yes Yes - registry - Yes Yes ...SteamKey -
Earth 2160 Linux Yes Yes Yes - registry - Yes No ...SteamKey -
Frozen Synapse Linux Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable - - - Yes - - -
Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition Windows Unavailable Yes Yes No registry - Yes Yes ...SteamKey -
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition Windows Unavailable Yes Yes No registry - Yes Yes ...SteamKey -
Gratuitous Space Battles Linux Yes Yes Yes - registry - Yes Yes ...SteamKey -
Monochroma Linux Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable - - - Yes - - -
Multiwinia Linux Yes Yes Unavailable - disk - - - - authkey
Painkiller: Black Edition Windows Unavailable Yes Unavailable No registry - - - ...SteamKey -
Prey2006 Windows Unavailable Yes Unavailable No disk - - - - basepreykey
Quake III Arena Windows No Yes Yes No disk Yes - - - baseq3q3key
Quake III: Team Arena Windows No Yes Yes No disk Yes - - - missionpackq3key
Return to Castle Wolfenstein Windows Unavailable Yes Unavailable No disk Yes - - - main tcwkey
Serious Sam 2 Windows Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable No - - - - - CDKey.txt
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Windows Unavailable Yes Yes No registry - Yes Yes ...SteamKey -
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Linux Yes Yes Yes - registry - Yes Yes ...SteamKey -
Titan Quest Windows Unavailable Yes Yes No registry - - - ...CD Key -
Tropico 3 - Steam Special Edition Windows Unavailable Yes Yes No registry - Yes Yes ...SteamKey -
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Game of the Year Edition Windows No Yes Yes No registry Yes - Yes ...Steam_CDKey -
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault Windows No No No No - Yes - - - -
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade Windows No No No Yes - Yes - - - -
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm Windows No No No Yes - Yes - - - -
X3: Terran Conflict Linux Yes Yes Unavailable - disk - - - - serial.txt

There are many more. It beneficial to have Lutris installer scripts updated to simplify and shorten installation process of native games.

09/14/2018 00:02:50 CEST

Starcraft 2 on Fedora?

Anybody got it running? Any guides or something I'm missing while querying the web?

09/13/2018 23:49:15 CEST

Proton 3.7 comes out of Beta
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/commit/c042e8af025ab345d2e0f4ff559cf16216596db1
09/13/2018 22:24:04 CEST

Async shader is removed from DXVK.
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/commit/922f0382f69088fc0263c72bbfe6418aa1fce9bf
09/13/2018 22:12:11 CEST

I'm having some problems playing Tekken 7 through Proton

So I finally bought Tekken 7 now that it is playable through Proton, but I get a error message as soon as I start the game. It says

The server is not reachable, check your internet connection and click "Retry"

Sure enough, clicking "Retry" doesn't do much, and clicking "Next" just makes a black box flash by and disappear almost instantly. I googled the problem, and it seems it's a known issue for a lot of games with Denuvo, and it affects Windows-users too. I didn't find much of a solution though. Some say I can go to a website and get a code, but the window where I'm supposed to see the link goes away almost instantly, so that's a no-go. I've tried the beta version of Steam, and I've tried the non-beta.

I saw some suggestions about running Steam as runtime instead of native could solve the problem. I only see the native Steam in the repositories. Am I doomed?

Distro: Manjaro 17.1.7

Kernel: 4.15.13-1-MANJARO

DE: Cinnamon 3.6.6

Proton 3.7-6

I'll go to bed now, so I'm sorry for any late replies.. and, I apologize if this is the wrong place for this thread. Thanks in advance for any help, I hope to get this game set up for the weekend!

09/13/2018 21:46:08 CEST

[PSA] LLVM 8 on Padoka PPA potentially broken...

I recently got an update from the Padoka PPA, which was for libllvm8. On subsequent reboot, the display graphics fail to initialise, and some dmesg output flashes once in a while, but too quick to read. I switched to the Padoka Stable PPA, but had terrible performance. Right now, I'm on the oibaf PPA, which seems to work at the moment.

BTW, I'm using kernel 4.18.7, and I'm using AMD graphics cards, specifically a pair of Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury cards.

09/13/2018 21:13:51 CEST

Overwatch - Avoid "async" option for DXVK - Banned for "hacking"
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9fkuq9/overwatch_avoid_async_option_for_dxvk_banned_for/
09/13/2018 21:07:02 CEST

Overwatch - Avoid "async" option for DXVK - Banned for "hacking"

As you all know, I have been using Overwatch on Linux for over a year, without any issues....till today. I suddenly find myself banned.

Account Action: Account Closure - Overwatch Account Offense: Unauthorized Cheat Programs ("hacks")

Recent activity on this account shows the use of an unauthorized cheat program, also known as a "hack", which harms the intended player experience.

The current theory is that the "async" option in DXVK is the reason. It reduces stuttering, making the game more playable while the shadercache is built up. Even though it renders everything correctly, and removes any stuttering in the game, it could be that the 1 or 2 frames something is rendered incorrectly is counted as cheating (even though I don't see a way how it could anyone cheat). Best to avoid it for now, while I appeal my ban. Perhaps get more information about it.

Will update as I get more information (hopefully).


09/13/2018 21:06:17 CEST

Guild Wars 2 with wine-staging + pba + esync = pure love.

So I've compiled wine-staging with the pba and esync patches and the game is running pretty smooth, even in crowded areas like cities, world bosses, wvw... For example, I used to have sub 30 fps in places like the area where the mystic forge and the bank are located in LA, but now it's running at 50-60+ fps in that same area. I think it's running at frame rates close enough to what I used to get on Windows.

I'm running it with __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 and WITHOUT -dx9single. This way the game fully uses all the cores on my cpu (it didn't before this patches).

Heres a screenshot of LA with my game settings + regedit settings Hardware: i5 3570k @ 4.4Ghz Nvidia GTX 660

09/13/2018 20:44:59 CEST

Battle.net fonts are not rendered.

It looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/p9x33bN.png

I have installed corefonts with winetricks. I am using Arch.

09/13/2018 20:27:07 CEST

How does Steam Link handle different resolutions between desktop/TV?

I have my Linux desktop PC with 4K monitor hooked up to my 720p TV with an HDMI through the wall. It actually doesn't work that well since I have to constantly switch resolutions on my games if I play them in different spots. Also Proton games won't launch on the TV. So...I was thinking maybe a Steam Link would solve the problem. Can I run a game in 4K on my desktop streamed to a Steam Link on a 720P TV, and have it downscaled to look right?

09/13/2018 19:48:47 CEST

Vulkan is now the world's only graphics API with a formal memory model
URL: https://www.khronos.org/blog/vulkan-has-just-become-the-worlds-first-graphics-api-with-a-formal-memory-model.-so-what-is-a-memory-model-and-why-should-i-care
09/13/2018 19:42:10 CEST

Colina: Legacy Released on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/371650/COLINA_Legacy/
09/13/2018 18:43:32 CEST

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is out now for Linux!

Penguins! Before the Storm is now available from the Feral Store and Steam.

Play as Chloe Price in this three-part standalone adventure set before the BAFTA-award winning Life is Strange.

09/13/2018 17:09:19 CEST

Do Nvidia GPUs require Mesa? (re: what is Mesa vs proprietary drivers?)

I'm quite confused on the Linux graphics architecture specifically regarding Nvidia.  (I've read the What Is Mesa wiki, but I still have questions).

If I understand correctly, there are two "drivers" available for Linux:  nouveau and the proprietary NVidia drivers.  Are these considered the "kernel drivers" ?

How do these relate to Mesa?  If I install the proprietary drivers, do I need Mesa for anything at all?  (re: SteamOS, Steam Play, Proton, etc)  Do the proprietary drivers include all of the necessary support for OpenGL, Vulkan, etc?

09/13/2018 17:03:57 CEST

Steampunk-ish detective adventure Lamplight City by Grundislav Games just launched on GOG!
URL: https://www.gog.com/news/release_lamplight_city
09/13/2018 16:19:23 CEST

Life is Strange: Before the Storm - released! Thanks Feral for the awesome Linux support! :3
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/554620/Life_is_Strange_Before_the_Storm/
09/13/2018 15:25:55 CEST

Puzzle game BFF or Die is out with Linux support, interesting in both singleplayer and local co-op
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/puzzle-game-bff-or-die-is-out-with-linux-support-interesting-in-both-singleplayer-and-local-co-op.12549
09/13/2018 15:15:30 CEST

Build the aquarium you always wanted in Megaquarium, out now for Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/build-the-aquarium-you-always-wanted-in-megaquarium-out-now-for-linux.12546
09/13/2018 15:14:47 CEST

Forsaken Remastered adds Vulkan support to the Linux version
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/forsaken-remastered-adds-vulkan-support-to-the-linux-version.12548
09/13/2018 15:13:27 CEST

How to install ge-wine on Arch

Seems like I need a bit of guidance how to get ge-wine from u/GloriousEggroll gitlab rolling, I git cloned the whole thing, then tried:

  • makepkg -s in given folder

But it failed with following error:

error: patch failed: dlls/wined3d/wined3d_private.h:3514

error: dlls/wined3d/wined3d_private.h: patch does not apply

ERROR: Failed to apply patch, aborting!

==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare().


Any idea how to proceed? Also do I need to do

patch -p1 < <patchname>.patch for each or are those 'built-in' already?

09/13/2018 14:29:51 CEST

Would this script work? [Wine] [Proton]

So I wrote (or more accurately, copied from other places and added my own thing) the following script in a *.sh file:


env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.steam/steamapps/common/Proton 3.7/dist/share/default_pfx" WINEPATH="/home/user/.steam/steamapps/common/Proton 3.7/dist/bin/wine64" wine /home/user/setup_zeus_and_poseidon_2.1.0.10.exe


I copied it from this thread and then modified it a little.

It worked. It launched the GOG game installer. My question is, what exactly launched it?

Did I

  1. use Proton instead of Wine?

  2. launch Wine but using Proton's files? Or

  3. just simply launch Wine?

Any help would be very much appreciated!

09/13/2018 13:26:35 CEST

Why must I do this to myself?

So I managed to get a game I was struggling with working on my default Wine prefix. Hell yeah! But I have no idea what it was that I did that finally made it work. No worries though, I'm glad it's working.

But hey, idea time! What if I use that wine prefix to run another game I've been struggling with? Sounds great! But no, the game won't run properly. So, forgetting that I'm using the wine prefix that works for another game, I start fiddling with settings. Cool. Game launches. But no sound. Damn. Tweak some more. Can't make it work, after two hours of googling around.

Ok it's getting late and I want to game, so I'll just switch back to the game I got working, at least that's done and functioning.

WRONG. Game 1 won't launch anymore. Damn. Must have been something I changed. Go through wineconfig and revert everything I think I changed. Still, nothing. So now I have one game that works with no sound, and one that won't work at all.

I hate myself for not using a new prefix... Lesson learned though.

09/13/2018 12:13:31 CEST

High memory clock speed issue on R9 380

My setup is Strix R9 380 and two monitors Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 und Asus VS278. I use Ubuntu 18.04 on 4.15 Kernel and Windows 10 in Dual Boot. If i use Ubuntu with two monitors, the memory clock raises to the maximum 1450mhz in Idle. The Temperature is 60-65°C (single monitor: around 45°C) and resulting in irritating fan behavior. Power consumption raises to 34Watt (single monitor: 15Watt).

I already know that there is an issue with dual monitor setup on AMD GPUs but i tested it on Windows and there are no issues with these two monitors. When i have Chrome open and browse the internet it is mostly 300 or 700mhz. You just have to set both monitors to exactly 60 hertz.

  1. On Linux i checked and set the monitors to 60 hertz.
  2. I have tried the 4.18.7 and 4.19rc3 Kernel.
  3. Installed the driver from AMD website.
  4. I saw on this website some commands for manual select of clock speed. ->Works only for GPU frequency.

echo manual > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_dpm_force_performance_level

echo 1 > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/pp_dpm_mclk

None of these actually works. Do you guys have some suggestions? Is it a driver bug? I don't have much experience with Linux.

Dual Monitor Windows

Dual Monitor Linux

09/13/2018 11:27:10 CEST

Anyone else having texture glitches for in-game "fire elements" like incendiary grenades and the like? This is especially annoying when playing Insurgency and a little less in CS:GO
09/13/2018 10:52:40 CEST

Is anyone successfully running Witcher 3 on Nvidia 396.54, Wine 3.15, DXVK 0.71?

I have been trying for over a week to run Witcher 3 1.31 from GOG on the mentioned combination. It always crashes right before initializing the first window. It runs just fine, but slowly, without DXVK.

So I thought it's a DXVK issue and posted it , but doitsujin says it has nothing to do with DXVK. You can see the history of what I tried in that issue, but to summarize:

  • Tried on two different PCs, one with a GTX 960, one a GTX 1060
  • Tried on kernels 4.9 and 4.17 out of desperation
  • Fresh install of Debian 9 with just the bare essentials
  • Fresh install of Arch Linux with the same versions of things (kernel 4.9 not tested)

Since they all crash, albeit reaching a slightly different point in initialization and spitting out different error messages and backtraces, I thought I'd ask if this combination is even possible.

09/13/2018 10:07:27 CEST

Overwatch On EPIC Settings with async
URL: https://youtu.be/ZnPNY1lqbWE
09/13/2018 07:14:29 CEST

Can't launch any Steam Play games, error log included, running Antergos

The first time I checked the Steam Play on Linux beta I was running Ubuntu Mate and I had a problem running the games from an NTFS volume. It was solved by adding proper ids in fstab and almost everything from my library ran - not 100% issue free, the performance hit was sometimes too big when compared to Windows, but I get that, because my hardware is very low end, so I never expected miracles.

This time I decided to give another distro a go and have been using Antergos for a few weeks now and I am very happy with it. However, it's only yesterday when I wanted to test Steam.

So the games don't run again. After clicking "Play" nothing happens and Steam acts like I quit the game. However, this is the error log generated by one of the games:

ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/soulburner/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/soulburner/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/soulburner/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/soulburner/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
7288.410:0008:0009:trace:module:load_builtin_callback loaded ntdll.dll 0x10790 0x7bc20000
7288.410:0008:0009:trace:module:load_builtin_dll Trying built-in L"kernel32.dll"
7288.410:0008:0009:trace:module:load_dll looking for L"ntdll.dll" in L""
7288.410:0008:0009:trace:module:load_dll Found L"C:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll" for L"ntdll.dll" at 0x7bc20000, count=2
7288.410:0008:0009:trace:module:load_builtin_callback loaded KERNEL32.dll 0x10900 0x7b420000
7288.410:0008:0009:trace:module:LdrGetDllHandle L"kernel32" -> 0x7b420000 (load path (null))
7288.413:0008:0009:err:process:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\windows" could not be created, error 2
7288.413:0008:0009:err:process:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\windows\system32" could not be created, error 3
7288.414:0008:0009:err:process:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\windows\syswow64" could not be created, error 3
wine: cannot find '/media/soulburner/sea_shit/games/_linuxSteam/steamapps/common/PAYDAY The Heist/payday_win32_release.exe'
7288.418:0008:0009:trace:module:LdrShutdownProcess ()
pid 4417 != 4416, skipping destruction (fork without exec?)

Any ideas? The inability to create "Windows" directories and not finding the .exe seem odd at least. I can cd to the game dir just fine.

I might add that running other games through the already installed Wine seem to be working fine and games which have a Linux executable, like KOTOR2, also run fine.

Please advise :)

Hardware: Lenovo Thinkpad X230, 8 GB RAM, integrated HD4000 graphics, Antergos with all the latest updates.

09/13/2018 06:43:00 CEST

ReactOS Thoughts? Windows Re-Engineered.

I know it's not Linux and is based off of NT Technology, but I'm curious to LG's opinions on the OS.

So far it can run some games and emulators.

If you're not familiar with the OS. its a complete re-engineered OS that has a goal of being compatible with all Windows programs without the dirty shady Microsoft stuff attached. It's using absolutely 0 of Microsoft code and therefore is legal. So far their tech is about up to Windows 2003/XP but still lacking a lot of features (but are making good progress)

Their website: https://www.reactos.org/

Some recent tech videos of it running Warcraft 3 and other programs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pNNrkE2xo8&vl=en-US

HalfLife 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2whBisjBkJk

FarCry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYraUZObp0E

NFS Underground 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax9wpvZN1tA

No$GBA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmB3Pgpz-e4

Their Twitter: https://twitter.com/reactos and subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/reactos/

09/13/2018 06:06:54 CEST

Wine's VKD3D Lands An Initial Vulkan Pipeline Cache
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=VKD3D-Initial-Pipeline-Cache
09/13/2018 05:13:50 CEST

Wireless game pads that work out-of-the-box?

Hello, fellow Linux gamers. I currently use an Xbox 360 wired game pad on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS and it works out-of-the-box, no problems even in Windows games run through Steam Play.

I want to purchase a new game pad so my girlfriend and I can play local co-op games. Are there wireless game pads that works without tweaking? I live in the Philippines and the common I see are Xbox One game pad and PS4 Dual Shock 4.


09/13/2018 01:46:57 CEST

Distance - Introducing Lost to Echoes
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEkBfMXA1Ek
09/13/2018 00:55:31 CEST

Elive OS. Opinions?

Came across Elive last night, and it looks really good, like a slicker MacOS but more user friendly and warming than ElementaryOS and it's based on Buntu.

I'm curious as to how well it performs in gaming and other media.

Anyone ever try it out?

09/13/2018 00:16:31 CEST

Unique RTS game 'Circle Empires' to get Linux support later this month
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/unique-rts-game-circle-empires-to-get-linux-support-later-this-month.12545
09/12/2018 22:22:52 CEST

ArmA 3 not running?

Does anyone here play arma 3 on linux? I'm running kubuntu and when I boot it up the process is running but nothing happens. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling, developmental build, nothing. Is this the actual game or is it just a server?

09/12/2018 21:58:42 CEST

Question about Zen kernel

I have seen the zen kernel used on some of the reports at https://spcr.netlify.com but after researching it, I haven't found any good answers. Does this kernel help game performance or is it just snake oil? If it makes any difference I'm using Antergos with Nvidia drivers.

09/12/2018 21:47:30 CEST

Criticizing Megaquarium ft. Geekism - Can fish be fun? | Schematics Update
URL: https://youtu.be/8xvaRa__HOI
09/12/2018 21:20:25 CEST

Life is Strange: Before the Storm just added the SteamOS Icon, Thanks feral!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/554620/Life_is_Strange_Before_the_Storm/
09/12/2018 19:50:13 CEST

GTA V mods

Has anyone gotten GTA V mods working on Linux? I just want the NaturalVision Remaster mod.

09/12/2018 19:43:18 CEST

Insurgency Source is currently just $0.49 on Fanatical
URL: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/insurgency
09/12/2018 18:32:30 CEST

ESO on Linux with Proton

So after steam play got announced i've decided to see if i could just play ESO as i do in Windows, open steam and play, and turned out is kind that, the only setting the i've made to make the game playable was adding the command launch line "PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 %command%"

So instead of even open the terminal to install lutris and stuff i could get an almost out of box experience, fps isn't great in some cases (some times the difference between W10 and Linux is 10-40%) but is playable, there's some bug where i can't out tab without the game crash but i'm gonna check later if there's some solution to this.

The alt tab bug and some fps test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTU838KsPd8

09/12/2018 18:18:27 CEST

Has gallium 9 really been used in anything to better linux gaming?

I know nvidia not wanting to support it kinda stopped wine from caring about it. But with how amd's gotten better and it gives good results for amd(and i guess intel?) im curious if anything has really used it.

09/12/2018 18:18:11 CEST

MMORPG and Proton/SP. Has anyone tested any yet?

I'm curious if anyone has tested any mmorpgs with SteamPlay. EverQuest 2, SWTOR, Secret World, etc.

What has your experience been like?

09/12/2018 18:05:39 CEST

The Darkside Detective: Season 2 is on Kickstarter, coming to Linux


Trustworthy devs IMO, they really delivered on the first one, on Linux day-1 with actual support and free chapters post-launch.

The first season was really great. If you're a fan of the old LucasArts point-and-click games it will be right up your alley.

09/12/2018 17:07:39 CEST

GTA V crashes with ESYNC

Hi, I want to use ESYNC with GTA V but the problem is that the game crashes after a few minutes. Without ESYNC the game works fine but It has around %45 frame loss so that's not an ideal solution, is anyone else facing this? I'm using an Nvidia card with Arch Linux.

09/12/2018 16:25:05 CEST

Paratopic, an atmospheric retro-3D horror adventure is out and it's a really strange experience
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/paratopic-an-atmospheric-retro-3d-horror-adventure-is-out-and-its-a-really-strange-experience.12541
09/12/2018 16:12:01 CEST

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil is now officially available, more coming from Icculus
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/turok-2-seeds-of-evil-is-now-officially-available-on-linux-more-coming-from-icculus.12544
09/12/2018 16:09:42 CEST

GTA V code 9
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamPlay/comments/9f7zbp/gta_v_code_9/
09/12/2018 15:58:20 CEST

Questions from an indie dev

I'm porting my game to Linux right now and I've got a few basic questions for Linux gamers. Any help is much appreciated :)

The game is a twin stick exploration shooter (think Ikari Warriors and Metroid in 3D, sort of).

  • What controllers do you use on Linux? The PC version supports XBox360 and XBone controllers. Any others that are popular (keyboard/mouse will be an option of course!)?

  • Someone posted an SDL hint a few days ago (SDL_HINT_VIDEO_MINIMIZE_ON_FOCUS_LOSS) that fixed an issue with dual monitors. Are there any other things you'd really like added to make your linux experience better?

  • We're going to be going early access and then release on itch.io and steam. Are there any other places you guys get games from?

  • 64 bit only? We're only doing 64 bit for OSX and Windows. The game needs fairly decent hardware to run. Do you think this is acceptable for Linux?

And a not so basic question:

  • We're using a custom C++ engine, the only middleware we use is FMOD. It requires "GNU C library GLIBC_2.2.5, minimum GNU C++ library CXXABI_1_3, GLIBCXX_3.4". I have no idea how to work out which linux kernel this relates to or what distro's I can put as recommended minimums etc. I basically build on a minimum debian 9 and test on Ubuntu 18+ right now.

heres some footage of the game to give you an idea of what it is:



Thanks :)

09/12/2018 15:23:19 CEST

Game porter Ethan Lee gives his thoughts on Valve's Steam Play and Proton
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/game-porter-ethan-lee-gives-his-thoughts-on-valves-steam-play-and-proton.12542
09/12/2018 14:18:09 CEST

Linux Market Share

where can i find the number of hours played in linux vs windows that steam collects?

i would like to see the impact of proton.

09/12/2018 13:41:41 CEST

Steam play enabled, no games launch, not even doki doki which is on the list.

As title. Not sure if I need to do anything else other than start the game from steam? There's no error message, just a "preparing to launch" for a split second, then nothing, back in steam, nothing has happened.

Currently running a Core i3 7th gen with it's integrated graphics. Ubuntu 18.04

09/12/2018 12:48:43 CEST

Elite Dangerous on Steam Play

I see that Elite Dangerous is available on Steam Play, on Linux. Is it playable? Anyone that has installed and tested it, can share an update? Thanks in advance.

09/12/2018 11:40:22 CEST

Can´t unistall amdgpu


I was using AMD-GPU for a while

18.20 -> 18.30

I want to use/test radeon + mesa 18.3, but i can´t clean unistall amdgpu

after reboot i have a black screen with blinking cursor....

a foce load with blacklist amdgpu and modprobe radeon doesn´t work

after reboot you can see "kernel modules: amdgpu"

is there a hardlink to amdgpu?





Linux Mint 19

kernel 4.15 and 4.18

09/12/2018 11:37:41 CEST

Battle.net Launcher

I just received an update for my Battle.net application, and suddenly all the text and buttons seem to be gone. It has been working fine for weeks previously. I am using Wine-Staging-3.15. Anyone else seeing the same thing? And more importantly, does anyone happen to know how to fix this?

09/12/2018 11:31:28 CEST

On Linux and Proton, Reject the False Dilemma.

Warning: wall of text ahead! This turned into a bit of a manifesto...

Note: I originally wrote most of this as a response to one of the other threads about whether we should embrace native ports or proton, and to what degree. Because it's become rather long and general, and because I don't agree with the premise that native vs proton is a zero-sum game, I wanted to make a new thread instead.

Regarding the recent debates here and elsewhere concerning whether we should support Wine/Proton or push for native Linux games:

It's as simple as this: Open Source > Native > Wine/Proton > Unavailable.

1.) Great and polished open source games are somewhat rare, but would check all of the boxes that anybody could ask for. Games like this would exist across any platform, language, and community, forever, and as users we would never have to rely on the whims of any company to port them to our platform of choice. We should do everything we can to support projects like this from contributing code, art, sound, and infrastructure, to contributing money. In lieu of these...

2.) Native games, which are slowly becoming a bit more common, are a sign that companies are starting to open up to our wonderful platform for a variety of reasons. Maybe influential members of the company feel ideologically compelled to support multiple platforms, maybe the companies feel that a dependence on a single platform creates a single-point-of-failure and a danger to their business, maybe the range of platforms and devices in our modern world has made cross-platform development easier and more appealing, maybe the publishers are starting to see a growing audience here, or maybe smaller developers are hoping to carve out a niche.

Whatever the reason; developers and publishers are increasingly taking notice and opting to support Linux, slowly but surely. The growth we have seen over the last 10 years is at least linear, and cannot and should not be understated. We have allies in this space, we've been making progress here, and anybody who has been around long enough sees this.

We need to vote with our wallet by throwing support behind native games as much as possible. Maybe "no tux no bucks" is too far for some people, and that's fine, as nobody should be asked to sacrifice their other hobbies in order to embrace Linux - that's a false choice. But when it comes to support for native games we should consider adopting a "bucks for tux, unless it sucks" strategy instead: we should go out of our way to try and buy games that support Linux, if we can afford it, and we should do our best to praise and reward developers who take the 'risk'. Linux native games should jump out to us as we're browsing stores, and we should at the very least be willing give native ports a chance.

And while some people in this thread have referred to this as "politics", I'm here to suggest that a bit of politics is necessary, has been necessary in the past, and will always be necessary to further the causes of Linux as a platform (as well as free software in general). Politics exists in everything, and Linux is no exception. And, unlike proprietary and corporate platforms, the Linux community simply does not have the advantage, luxury, and benefit of massive corporate overlords who will do the politics and advertising for us. We have few lobbyists and we will simply never have access to the financial resources of Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Nintendo, etc., and that's exactly why we need to become 'activists' in grass-roots campaigns on behalf of Linux. Because if we don't push and pressure people to support this platform, and if we don't vote with our wallets to support FOSS and native Linux software, nobody else will and progress will slow to a crawl. Don't just rely on Valve; get active and do whatever you can. In lieu of this...

3.) After FOSS and native, comes Wine [along with Proton/Lutris/etc.]. I don't think there is any shame in buying and playing games that are known to work well on Wine especially if it's shown in the stats as a Linux purchase, and I think that supporting Wine is something that has created a huge amount of value for our community at large. It's not a panacea, nor is it our ideal utopia. But where would Linux be without Wine? I don't know for sure, but it seems very clear to me that Wine has done a lot to make switching platforms a little bit less daunting. I don't think anybody can seriously argue that Wine hasn't done great things for the Linux ecosystem.

In my opinion, it is fundamentally and seriously important to our community that switching to Linux is not seen as a "sacrifice", and Wine (along with high-quality Linux native alternatives) are a big part of that. If you like art, you can use Linux. If you like music, you can use Linux. If you like to code, you can use Linux. And, if you like to play games, you can use Linux, and you don't necessarily have to sacrifice your favorite games to do it, even if those games don't natively support the platform. Is everything guaranteed to work perfectly? No. Is it as good as widespread native support? No.

But when it comes to allowing people to switch to Linux without sacrificing their favorite programs, if Wine and the gang are able to get us 85% of the way there we absolutely need to embrace it. And yes, that last 15% might be the difference from true native support, but the road to 100% parity with other platforms is long and difficult, and we can't just scoff at partial/hackish solutions like Wine. Remember, the enemy of good is perfect, and while we have to keep our eye on the "native" ball, we can't fall into the trap of rejecting the "good enough for now" solutions like DXVK, especially if companies are able to see that there are buyers on Linux. And, so, what's left?

4.) Games and programs that are simply unavailable on Linux. Once again, I don't think it's right to ask anybody to sacrifice their other hobbies to use and enjoy Linux, and luckily it's very possible to use things like dual-boot, game consoles, or GPU passthrough to be able to make the best of a bad situation. Having said that, as fans of Linux we really should be a little bit hesitant to buy and support games that don't support our platform of choice. While I won't ask you to skip a new release from your favorite series, I think it'd be best if we don't frivolously buy every Windows release without stopping to think "maybe I can skip this one until it's worth buying on Linux".

So what can we do about this? It really does come back to "grass-roots activism". We have to continue to make our voices heard by pressing publishers and developers to support our platform. Maybe we can get them to commit to a native port of their game, or maybe we can get a solid commitment to improving Wine support for their games on Linux by making information about their games' dependencies publicly available or by the company themselves contributing code to the Wine project. As a grass-roots community, it's our job and obligation to "lobby them" for any initial commitment to Linux, and then take it from there.

We need to be active, online and in the real world, on forums and at gaming conventions, asking developers if there is anything that we can do as users to make Linux a more appealing platform and whether or not there is any commitment that they would be willing to make to support our platform. If they can't commit to a native port, can they commit to taking steps to improve and Wine support? If they can't commit to steps to improve Wine, can they commit to corporate outreach with and among the Linux community? What do they need to see happen before they can make a commitment? What can we do to help them help us? etc...

Let me end this by saying this: whether we're talking about society, learning, self-improvement, or community building, any kind of progress is rarely, if ever, linear. Some months feel like a week, and some weeks feel like a year. Regardless, we can never lose sight of the fact that the needle is moving or that progress is happening. I don't think a single, reasonable person can argue that Linux as a platform isn't objectively better off than it was 10 years ago, in almost every respect, including gaming.

We need to celebrate big developments like Vulkan and Proton. We need to welcome and embrace every single new member of the Linux community with open arms. And we need to never forget that Linux is bigger than code, it's bigger than games, and it's bigger than all of us as individuals. Linux is a platform that will always be free and open, it's a community, and it's a wonderful gift to be cherished until one day we pass it on to the next generations of the community. That's what sets Linux apart from the rest.

09/12/2018 09:52:28 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider set to release on 14 September - Will you wait for a potential port from Feral?
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc5-jHdEhG0
09/12/2018 09:46:16 CEST

New rig contemplation - Pure AMD on Linux? Also... should I wait?

Aloha, Ni hao and Guten Morgan.

TL;DR: AMD or Nvidia+Intel in terms of "out of the box" on Linux?

TL;DR: Wait for the upcoming competition between Nvidia and AMD or is it meaningless?

My current rig is Nvidia 970 gtx with an i5 Intel processor and Windows OS. (Looking to come back to Linux, Hail GabeN and Proton!)

Ubuntu 16.04 worked pretty much out of the box, with some controller pad issues that had me scrambling a bit back in 2016 (Added extra challenge back then by using an xbone controller).
Current Steam client + ubuntu 18.04 create ZERO problems on said hardware (Also moved to ps4 dualshock).

As my title suggests, I'm having reservations regarding mesa and AMD cards, since I've heard that their support is groggy (Also heard applies to AMD CPUs).

So for the first question - How "out of the box" an experience are AMDs Ryzen and Vega?

The second question is - I don't really have a budget limit except common sense (Just a gamer, not a graphic design studio), should I wait for the new 7nm unknown AMD contender that's about to square off agains the Nvidia RTX 2080 TI?

09/12/2018 08:28:45 CEST

https://spcr.netlify.com/ view steam play compatibility reports
09/12/2018 06:04:34 CEST

Steam Hardware Survey

A few weeks ago, right after enabling the Steam Beta to start testing out Proton, I was lucky enough to be prompted for the Steam Hardware Survey for the first time.

Just a moment ago, I decided to also switch to the Beta on my laptop, it's not a gaming machine but it will handle some casual/older stuff. For the first time in several months I launched Steam, and was immediately prompted for a second survey.

Just wanted to share the glorious news. :)

09/12/2018 05:37:20 CEST

Hearing loud pops in left audio channel since latest Overwatch update.

System state (config, packages, etc.) hasn't been updated or changed since, so likely caused by the latest Overwatch client update.

The pop is 100% of the sink's volume, happens every 3-20 seconds as soon as the client starts, exists only in the left channel, and persists if master volume is set to 0.

Tried changing some Lutris audio options, as well as -nopulse.

Anyone else getting this? Suggestions to fix?

09/12/2018 04:36:06 CEST

Steam Play: Moving Lutris/wine save games to Steam/Wine. Where is the My Documents folder

Hello there. I have been playing Skyrim for quite some time via Lutris on kubuntu. I'm looking to move my save game from my home directory

/home/drew/.local/share/lutris/runners/winesteam/prefix64/drive_c/users/drew/My Documents/my games/skyrim/

to my Proton directory in my Steam Library here:

/SteamLibrary/steamapps/common/Proton 3.7/dist/share/default_pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/

However, in the My Documents folder, there are only: My Music, My Pictures and My Videos. Weirdly, when I launch Skyrim, I see that my save games have successfully downloaded off the Steam Cloud, I just can't find them.

I should note: The saves in the steam cloud are valid, just out dated because they aren't syncing correctly via lutris for some reason, thus the manual migration.


09/12/2018 04:31:56 CEST

xdotool and World of Warcraft

I need some help with this, if anyone has some examples of this I could learn it a bit faster. I tried posting about this in wine_gaming but it wasn't met with any help nor does it look like it. Basically, I want to control 2 characters on 2 different accounts on a private WoW server, to start with my own server to practice and such. But I just can't seem to wrap my head around the scripting and just need an example or two to get started.

09/12/2018 04:04:25 CEST

HELP ME!!! can't find winetricks DLL (vcrun2018) All other text such as social chats are fine, but what's up with this stuff!!!
URL: https://i.redd.it/7l3chclxfpl11.png
09/12/2018 03:20:40 CEST

What the actual fuck is happening to this community?

Like seriously, if this is what an "increase in market share" means, then fuck the market share. All I see is upvoted comments and posts about how its really okay if developers don't make native ports, and that Proton is enough. A comment that was upvoted actually said "I will take Proton over a native port any day". Like what the fuck?

I get it. Proton is one of the best things that ever happened to the Linux gaming scene. I am not an elitist that is against using it, but at least remain focused on the main issue.

Don't support developers that deliberately don't support you. The argument I see against that is "bUT mY PurCHaSe WiLl cOUnT aS A LiNuX SaLE". So what? You are just giving them laughing material; getting thousands of dollars from people that didn't do anything for.

You have games that you already purchased that don't run on Linux? Play them with Proton, it is perfectly fine. Want to play some old games that are no longer updated? Buy them and play them in Protons. But why buy games that their developers have both the money and the man power to make a Linux game, but just refuse to? Skyrim is a great example here.

I know this turned into a rant, but another point:

Whats with all the comments saying that "if not for 'game X' I would've made the jump". Like seriously? Linux isn't the new trend. You join Linux if you believe in its ideology. If one fucking game is stronger than that, then stay on Windows. I am saying this from experience. I used to play Paladins somewhat competitively (over 600 hours, reached Diamond 1). When I decided Linux is for me, I threw everything away. Fuck Paladins. I'll happily play SuperTuxKart over Paladins everyday if it means not supporting devs that don't support me.

So yeah, stop treating Linux as the new cool kids thing. Unless you absolutely have to keep a Windows partition for work related stuff, then fuck your precious game you can't live without. Either join or not. You have to commit to it.

I'd like to hear a counter argument, if someone has any.

09/12/2018 02:49:22 CEST

Interview with the creator of Lutris (31:57)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgVO10mRGkA&t=1917s
09/12/2018 02:31:08 CEST

Anyone else playing League of Legends on Linux?

I remember reading that LoL had an anti cheat update which caused the game to stop working on Linux. I recently went and reinstalled it via Lutris and had a bot game, and it all started running smoothly, but I'm afraid of playing a PvP game due to the risk of it kicking me out or anything like that. Just checking the status of the game here, hoping someone else is running it daily and not having any issues

09/12/2018 01:25:51 CEST

Is there an official unofficial list of games tested/working on proton?

Maybe we can compile of list of games we have tried to see what works and doesn't?

09/12/2018 00:54:58 CEST

September 2018 Drivers: The Current Linux Performance &amp; Perf-Per-Watt From NVIDIA Kepler To Pascal vs. AMD
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=september-2018-gpus&num=1
09/12/2018 00:54:30 CEST

Help getting Monster Hunter World to work on a mac

I'm trying to get Monster Hunter World to work on my mac with wine but so far nothing has worked. It either does nothing, gets stuck on the tool bar and doesn't quit when I turn it into a .app with winebottler, or pops up a window saying monsterhunterworld.exe has experienced a programing error.

If you have any information that can help please leave a comment.

09/12/2018 00:51:28 CEST

Chrono.gg - TotalBiscuit Charity Week (6 of 11 games support Linux)
URL: https://www.chrono.gg/tb
09/12/2018 00:04:28 CEST

Ark: Survival Evolved. Did the devs forget about us?

I can't even get the game to launch anymore. Running i4-4690k plus GTX 970 with Nvidia 496

09/11/2018 23:18:23 CEST

Game store itch releases a brand new client, plus a small interview
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/game-store-itch-releases-a-brand-new-client-plus-a-small-interview.12538
09/11/2018 22:56:34 CEST

Lutris keeps crashing


So basically whenever I try to install anything on Lutris it bugs the sh!t out of my computer.

Steps I've taken : installing Lutris > Installing Wine Steam > Going to Lutris' website and trying to install Path of Exile Steam W/ DXVK version.

After that the installation begins and I'm asked for Steam credentials, I fill everything in and then everything gets extremely buggy. Like I move the windows around and they are all broken and have to end up finishing all processes cause I dont know if the game is installing or in an infinite loop...

The pop up window says Installing Data and the circle still spinning but even after an hour the data apparently didn't finish downloading (200 MB up / 200 down connection).

Is this normal when installing a game on lutris or what's going on? Sorry this is the very first time trying lutris/wine.

09/11/2018 21:52:34 CEST

lots of games are having mouse problem any idea?

my mouse often goes in games to top right or in other weired direction i use arch witch i littelary updated 5 minutes ago with kde

09/11/2018 21:42:32 CEST

Battlefield V Funny WTF Moments
URL: https://youtu.be/80vQdokN5WI
09/11/2018 20:35:13 CEST

WINE 64 bit app called by 32 bit app

Hope I can get some help here. WINE sub reddit is very low on subscribers.

I have an app that only seems to be able to install and run using a 32 bit WINE prefix, but then calls a 64 bit app, which of course fails.

Any ideas how to fix this? Can I force an exe to run within a specific prefix?

09/11/2018 19:58:16 CEST

AMD Finally Rolls Out New Linux Patches For Adaptive-Sync / VRR (FreeSync)
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-September-2018-VRR-AS
09/11/2018 19:10:39 CEST

Battlefield V Funny WTF Moments Highlights Ep. 2
URL: https://youtu.be/80vQdokN5WI
09/11/2018 18:18:55 CEST

An interview with the developer of DXVK, part of what makes Valve's Steam Play tick
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/an-interview-with-the-developer-of-dxvk-part-of-what-makes-valves-steam-play-tick.12537
09/11/2018 18:06:29 CEST

Naval combat strategy game Victory At Sea is now on GOG
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/naval-combat-strategy-game-victory-at-sea-is-now-on-gog.12536
09/11/2018 18:03:23 CEST


because the new Anno 1800 will have DX12 i want to ask how good is the dx12 to vulkan translation layer atm? And on Youtube i also didnt find something

09/11/2018 17:56:18 CEST

No keyboard with "How to Train your Dragon" in Lutris

I tried doing a manual install of the "How to Train Your Dragon" in Lutris with Esync and VXDK enabled, however the character you design doesn't appear and keyboard controls aren't working. Any suggestions?

09/11/2018 17:14:19 CEST

DCS World with Linux

Has anyone tried it with wine / steam play? Na what were your experiences

09/11/2018 17:11:00 CEST

Would PUBG work with proton?

Has anybody tried Fortnite and PUBG on the new proton thing? I am buying a new laptop and since it has a GTX 1050 graphic card, I thought I'll install Ubuntu on it (I don't like Windows 10 because of the updates thing) and try out fortnite and PUBG. I play PUBG on my mobile already, but it'll be nice to play on a 15 inch display I guess. I am new to both gaming and linux, but always ready to try new stuff

09/11/2018 16:34:40 CEST

Even though INSOMNIA: The Ark is delayed for Linux, the developer sounds committed to a Linux version
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/even-though-insomnia-the-ark-is-delayed-for-linux-the-developer-sounds-committed-to-a-linux-version.12535
09/11/2018 16:18:40 CEST

Solace Crafting seems interesting for those that love to explore and craft
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/solace-crafting-seems-interesting-for-those-that-love-to-explore-and-craft.12534
09/11/2018 16:07:16 CEST

Top-down arena shooter Galaxy Champions TV is coming (Smash TV / Robotron clone)
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/top-down-arena-shooter-galaxy-champions-tv-is-coming-to-linux.12531
09/11/2018 16:01:37 CEST

Impressive side-scrolling shooter Huge Enemy - Worldbreakers is out, has a demo
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/impressive-side-scrolling-shooter-huge-enemy-worldbreakers-is-out-has-a-demo.12532
09/11/2018 15:56:53 CEST

How To Use Lutris To Play Windows Games On Linux (Quick Start Guide)
URL: https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/09/how-to-use-lutris-to-play-windows-games.html
09/11/2018 14:50:47 CEST

blockout clone

I am starting to create a blockout clone so I can learn about Unity.

Any advice on the code/setup or gameplay is more than welcome.

It can be downloaded from Itch:


09/11/2018 14:22:03 CEST

"No proton No Bux" sould be the new mantra if we want Linux to grow someday

Hi everyone.

I read in those days about the "no Tu no bux" mantra.

I really think that is just dumb. Right now Linux has 0,6% share on Steam, literaly no one use linux to play at this moment!

What we need to do is use proton and show at the developer that if we have games on linux we will use it!

Refusing to buy a game because it only has proton support and is not Linux native is like a starving person refusing food because you gave him pepsi instead of coke!

Do you want to have games on Linux? You need before everything to raise that 0,6% to at least 3%, on par with MacOS. Otherwise we will have 1 game out of 1000 like now!

09/11/2018 13:50:03 CEST

Windows is actually worse for my gaming use case

I think deep down we all know that Windows is currently the better gaming platform (due to compatibility, Linux is better/faster otherwise). So when I was building a machine that had a primary use case of gaming, I begrudgingly put Windows on it.

The use case is this: Eight wireless xbox 360 controllers, couch gaming, mostly kids using it. This makes use of two xbox 360 USB receiver dongles, each of which supports four controllers. Wired is definitely not an option in this case (and if anything is probably a major trip hazard). Many games support this, such as Gang Beasts and Screencheat, and there are a few more when you get emulators involved.

For those that don't know, the xbox 360 controllers have four leds, one of which lights up to indicate the controller number, one through four.

Up until now, I was doing this all on my Linux laptop. It worked great, all eight controllers connected perfectly. Once you got above four controllers, the leds would loop around, back to one. So you'd have two controller ones, two controller twos, etc etc. We played games like Gang Beasts, and Super Smash Bros in Cemu, all powered by ArchLinux, and EmulationStation.

On Windows, when you connect more than four controllers, the controller just goes dark. No lights, no power indicator, nothing. It's as if its off. I constantly had kids coming to me saying they couldn't get their controller to turn on, or asking me if their controller was on (because there's literally no way to tell). This of course combined with the fact that kids come and go, and controllers timeout and turn off after a few minutes - it's essentially unusable.

So, we're gonna switch back to Linux - we loose a bit of game selection, but at least it's usable. I figured /r/linux_gaming might find this story interesting.

Also, while we're here, anyone got any suggestions for cool couch multiplayer games that are 4-8 players, have controller support, work in Linux (using any method, emulators, wine, whatever) and are suitable for children?

09/11/2018 13:29:09 CEST

Just Cause 3 Flickering Textures with AMD RADV
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBI9R3TEo58
09/11/2018 12:33:31 CEST

Minion Masters Giveaway

if someone's interested in trying it with steam play, it works once set to dx9, first come first served.

09/11/2018 11:21:58 CEST

I’ve installed yesterday Tropico Reloaded with winetricks but I can’t play on full screen!!!
09/11/2018 10:45:09 CEST

Have 2 GPUs (RX580 &amp; GTX1060), and trying to split outputs to 4 monitors
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/ManjaroLinux/comments/9eux5n/have_2_gpus_rx580_gtx1060_and_trying_to_split/
09/11/2018 08:26:25 CEST

Proton available outside of Steam?

Could I use it with Lutris for DRM-Free games?

09/11/2018 06:53:02 CEST

Steam GTA issue

Anyone having issues trying to run GTA from Steam? This screenshot shows where I'm stuck. The window shows no buttons to continue.

09/11/2018 05:06:31 CEST

xdotool and world of warcraft, need help

Trying to figure out how this works and was wondering if there was an example for say 2 instances of world of warcraft, and to make one a main and the other follow, just a very succinct example would suffice, i'm fairly technically literate so you wouldn't have to dumb it down too much but I would appreciate all the help I can get on this. Thanks!

09/11/2018 04:20:34 CEST

Game developers' thoughts on Steam Play's Proton
URL: https://www.back2gaming.com/b2g-interviews/what-do-game-developers-think-of-steam-plays-proton/
09/11/2018 02:42:32 CEST

Any "big" multiplayer FPSes for Linux?

Does anyone have any recommendations for a "big" multiplayer First Person Shooter for Linux? By "big", I just mean loads of players (I'm talking 24v24, or 32v32, or something even bigger), long-ish matches (maybe not too long, but it should feel like a battle, not a flash in the pan gunfight), and preferably big maps, preferably with objective based game modes. I enjoy games like Killing Floor, Doom, Team Fortress Two, and Counter Strike, but all those games have small, tightly knit teams of no more than 6 (TF2 has 12v12 for casual mode, but that's about it), and I want to try something different, bigger. Because this is kinda a whim, I would prefer if the game is free or cheap, although I can understand the game I'm thinking of costing a pretty penny compared to the prices at which I usually buy games (I can't remember the last time I spent $60 on a game. I usually spend between $5 and $20). I have a pretty powerful computer and a respectable internet connection, so don't be afraid to suggest something that requires plenty of horsepower to run. The game doesn't even have to be super great, I'm just looking for something, well, huge.

A couple things:

  • I already own Arma 3. I know it has capabilities for huge battles, but I don't care for the whole "Mil sim" thing. I bought it to play with a friend and I eventually grew tired of it because I don't have a lot of fun with games like that. I tend to prefer old school stuff with an emphasis on action and movement and pacing and positioning (like TF2 and CS) rather than mil sims. You can suggest a game that is "realistic", but please consider whether you're suggesting "realistic" as in "battle field realistic" or "Arma 3" realistic. The furthest I got to "realism" in a shooter I enjoyed was the game Insurgency. Any more realism than that, and I might start vomiting up U.S. Army field manuals and basic training "knowledge books".
  • It would be cool if the game has vehicles and stuff, but I'm also fine without.
  • Preferably, it should be team based with support roles as well as offense roles, but again, that's just icing on the cake.
  • I would prefer a Linux-Native game, but maaaaayyyyyyybe I'll consider it if it runs well under Proton.
09/11/2018 01:27:29 CEST

does NV 900 series have better support over 700 series for DXVK?

does NV 900 series have better support over 700 series for DXVK?

09/11/2018 00:02:44 CEST

Thought people should see this...

So, I was testing out a build of the new wine-staging/Proton compiled for windows. It's called WineD3D for Windows, and the project can be found here:


I tested a really crazy broken game, Silent Hill:Homecoming. It freaking works. If you don't know anything about the history of this game, it requires like 36 hacks to work natively under DX on Windows, but it works out of box perfectly on the wine libraries for Windows.

I informed the person that maintains the list of 36 hacks/executables about this, and they called me a liar, and said I was using code that was stolen from him.

He is claiming that I support and perpetuate 'frauds'. That would be wine-staging/Proton and valve, as I've explained to him. He claims these 'frauds' have stolen code from him.

This might seem like small beans, but it's the number one guide regarding this game, and he is claiming the wine-staging/Proton project is fraudulent and utilizes code stolen from him.

He doesn't know what WINE is, he doesn't know about Proton/wine-staging. He's a moron, but he is openly declaring Wine/Valve stole his code and it is THE MOST VIEWED thing in that forum.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... 1536514783

He has also repackaged his project in an SGL format. I suspect he is infact using the WineD3DforWindows builds that I originally suggested, and is claiming it as his own code.

Wine/Valve code...

09/10/2018 22:03:08 CEST

Top-down rogue-lite twin-stick shooter 'Gerty' aims for Linux this year, it's actually pretty damn good
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/top-down-rogue-lite-twin-stick-shooter-gerty-aims-for-linux-this-year-its-actually-pretty-damn-good.12528
09/10/2018 21:49:03 CEST

Nvidia Drivers 396.54.05 Released


September 10th, 2018 - Windows 399.28, Linux 396.54.05

New Extensions:



09/10/2018 21:34:45 CEST

First-person adventure game 'The Norwood Suite' should be releasing soon
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/first-person-adventure-game-the-norwood-suite-should-get-a-linux-build-on-steam-in-future.12529
09/10/2018 21:05:10 CEST

Your city can now be prettier in the latest Kingdoms and Castles update
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/your-city-can-now-be-prettier-in-the-latest-kingdoms-and-castles-update.12526
09/10/2018 20:16:45 CEST

Cheese talks to himself (about Proton and the history of modern Linux gaming)
URL: http://cheesetalks.net/proton-linux-gaming-history.php
09/10/2018 19:59:42 CEST

finally made the switch

I've been a PC gamer since my first adventure in Warcraft 3, through World of Warcraft, hundreds of hours on Civilization 4, 5, and 6. Through Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

As a Network admin and homelab enthusiast running variations of Linux at work and home I decided to take the plunge and make my main computer Linux as well. Problem was I didn't want to give up WoW, and I'm heavily involved in Star Citizen (which doesn't support Linux yet).

What I ended up doing was dual booting my 1tb samsung NVMe M.2 drive with Windows 10 and Linux Mint and re-formating my 3TB game drive for Linux.

I'm super happy on how well Steam has supported Linux Gaming, and after some troubleshooting got the Blizzard Launcher to work well enough through Lutris to run WoW at ~30-40fps. Not amazing but playable.

Now here's hoping that CIG can finish Star Citizen and port it over to Linux.

any tips and tricks for Lutris and WoW would be appreciated. What distros does everyone else use? Also, can anyone care to explain how Steam's Proton works?

09/10/2018 19:33:13 CEST

Anyone else having vsync issues with nvidia+multi-monitor+dxvk?

vsync doesn't seem to really work for me on nvidia hardware with dxvk. Every single game I've played gives me this issue.

This is really frustrating and I'm surprised I haven't seen anyone else complaining about it.

Is no one else experiencing this? I see using ForceCompositionPipeline mentioned as an answer but I'd really rather not rely on hacks.

09/10/2018 19:01:57 CEST

Help. Trouble running Heroes IV on Wine Stable

Hello there. I'm not super tech savy so bear with me.

I have a macbook air (sierra). I was playing Heroes 4 using Wine stable with no issues. Today I go to run the game but instead of going full screen it loads a window which is all black. It has the startup music playing but thats it. My hunch is I need to tell the game to launch with the right screen resolution, but I can't figure out how to do that (it was doing it automatically before).

09/10/2018 18:33:18 CEST

Having problems with DXVK installation on Ubuntu

Let me know what console outputs I can post here for updating.

I followed the directions here on reddit and elsewhere. I do NOT want to have to install Lutris (just personal preference) to run my Steam games. I am running the 396 nvidia drivers for my 980Ti card, running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS fresh install. I have downloaded meson and a ton of other things that were suggested by people on various reddits and seem to have hit a snag yesterday when trying to run the apt-get for dxvk download and compiling.

I am new to Linux in general, having been a Windows users for decades, so I ask that you be merciful to me and tell me what I need to do to get this working. I am honestly not sure what I did wrong and with the Internet having at least 6 different ways to install this thing, they are not terribly helpful.

I will be home in about 4 hours and can reply at that time.

09/10/2018 17:22:38 CEST

Capturing frametimes in games?

I'm looking into benchmarking games on Linux but I can't find a good program for capturing frame rates/times to file. I've found GLXOSD and VOGLPERF, but both are very outdated. I've also found GALLIUM_HUD, but that doesn't capture to file (or work... I'm just dumb...).

Ideally, I'd like something that works with all drivers but I'm not sure that exists, so at the very least Mesa (for AMD cards) for OpenGL games. I'm currently running up to date Solus, but I'd be fine using a different distro if it makes things easier.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

09/10/2018 16:28:13 CEST

Any suggestions for help with a bug on Vampire Masquerade: bloodline?


Recently I've been using proton (with great success I might add) to play my Windows game on Linux.

After checking if it ran here I installed VM:B the other day and everything seemed to be working fine however a lot of the times, when opening doors (to enter new areas) the game will lockup and crash.

This is a real bummer because aside from this minor (yet major) glitch/bug the game works fine.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any similar experience, or know of anything I could do to try and fix it.

Also, I'd like to add I'm a bit of a tech-noobie, so you might have to water any complex answer for me :) thanks!

09/10/2018 16:23:35 CEST

Issues with the witcher 3 trough lutris

Hello, i'm having two problems with it:

  • Audio Crackling

I've tried switching to xp and exporting the pulseaudio latency variable but it still crackles.

  • Lack of controller support trough x360ce

I still have to try properly this one, i was just trying to use the one integrated in lutris with no luck

Any ideas?

Cheers and thanks!

09/10/2018 12:56:09 CEST

What did Wasteland 2 do to my computer, and is there a way to fix it?
URL: https://i.redd.it/00ov5eebjdl11.jpg
09/10/2018 11:30:24 CEST

Proton debug report from steam

Hi guys!

Steam should offer a way to send a performance/stability report after trying a game through proton, this include debug logs, hardware/software specification and a coment from the user.

The linux community is clearly eager to help, let's redirect that enthusiasm to the correct channel.

09/10/2018 10:23:56 CEST

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

hi everyone,

I'm quite new to linux and I'm wondering, as the title implies, whether the Xbox ELITE controller has wireless support by now or not.

If it does, I'd appreciate a short instruction on how to connect it.

thank you!



09/10/2018 10:03:24 CEST

Ubuntu battle.net error

Hello i have a question about a error which accures when I lunch battle.net. The installation process runs normal but after the installation ends it crashes. Do anybody know how to repair it?

09/10/2018 07:41:21 CEST

Steam Play on Linux now runs Windows games through Proton, a modified distribution of WINE!
URL: https://fosspost.org/tutorials/enable-steam-play-on-linux-to-run-windows-games
09/10/2018 07:11:00 CEST

OutRun 2006 C2C - WINE 3.15 via Lutris
URL: https://youtu.be/LyeHJZaUGHU
09/10/2018 06:59:49 CEST

Broken Symlink?

Hey guys, not sure if this is a good place to post this question, tried to post in r/steam but their rules dont allow it. Im hoping this works so here goes. I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 and have Steam installed. I've been having a problem where Steam will try to connect to my friend's network on startup but it fails saying I may not be connected to the internet. I also have a laptop with LM19 installed and the friend's network connects just fine on Steam when launched. Was looking for something in my folders when I noticed [.steampath -> /home/[USER]/.steam/sdk32/steam] which shows as a broken link. My laptop shows the same but I have no problems with it. In the "sdk32" folder are three files crashhandler.so, steamclient.so, and steamerrorreporter. I'm guessing the link could connect to the steamclient.so file but I don't want to jump the gun and mess something up. My friend's network not connecting and the broken symlink are two separate issues but want to mention it in case there might be a connection. What is the function of this symlink? What file should this connect to if there is no file named steam in that folder? Thanks in advance for your help.

09/10/2018 06:41:24 CEST

GTA 5 Social Club fonts won't load

I installed corefonts and there were no errors however when social club starts, it loads for ~30 seconds, goes black and shows this screen: https://i.imgur.com/TzkoZ1S.png

Using proton 3.7.6beta (using normal proton yields same results)



09/10/2018 06:10:36 CEST

What (gaming) peripheral companies explicitly support Linux?

Don't get me wrong I know most normal keyboards mice and Bluetooth /USB controllers work with Linux fine out of the box. At least if they don't require special software or drivers. I myself have used IBM buckling springs (m and f), topre, apps clone, and halleffect keyboards. As well Logitech controllers, and even Ms intelimice. But those are "basic" keyboards, mice, and controllers that don't really have special features like leda, dpi switching, or button/macro mapping like a lot of advetitzed /made for big flashy gaming swag stuff.

I know some 3rd party stuff exists for razer and some for logitech but having tried them that can be hit or miss. Since I'm moving to Linux as much as I can for gaming I want to try and give my peripheral money to companies that explicitly advertise Linux support when I can. I mostly use retro since I mostly used programmer keyboards, retro keyboards, or those made by the keyboard community that's not too hard. The mice and controllers on the other hand ain't so plentiful. For controllers all I can think of are the steam controllers and fenek's wireless pc game controller. For mice just the two fenek mice. Are there any others I'm missing? I hope so, I love my steam controller and fenek standard but more choice would be nice.

09/10/2018 05:00:02 CEST

The Linux 4.19 AMDGPU + Mesa 18.3 Performance From The Radeon HD 7950 To RX Vega 64
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=radeon-7950-vega64&num=1
09/10/2018 04:33:50 CEST

@Mostly_Linux on #Mostly_Gamibg 0.24: Bringing Overwatch Home
09/10/2018 02:26:44 CEST

Help rid me of my last windows install.

My gaming server was the last windows machine I have running in my house. But with the Proton announcement from valve i decided to give the linux gaming server another try. TLDR of my setup I have one game "server" that is streamed to one of three Nvidia Shields in my house. But I'm running into 3 issues that are causing me ire.

  • Constant Screen flickering in BPM. Not really sure what's the issue I've updated to the newest beta steam and Nvidia drivers but continue to have issues. This is local to the server, and when connected to streaming devices.

  • Issues with Full Screen on my client machines. Client machines seem to freeze when the "Now Playing (insert game)" popup from steam disappears. Again this is only on the client machines, and Also appears to only affect Proton games.

  • Finally, is there a easy way to run already installed games via proton as a non steam game? I've seen mentions of how to do it on the now locked steam proton subreddit. One of the main games I play is FFXIV that I didn't purchase through steam. I can get it working with lutris but then it has no controller support. I tried ading the lutris shortcut to steam but that didn't change anything. I also have a GOG version of The Witcher 3 I'd love to get working as well.

As it is right now I'm dual booted to Lubuntu Windows 10 but, I feel if I could get past these last three hurdles I'd be satisfied with my setup enough to repurpose my Windows SSD to a fast steam drive. But as it is now it's very frustrating.

Abit more background about my system all devices are hard wired, my Game Server is a 4790k i7 with a Titan X.

Any help is greatly appricated!

09/10/2018 01:38:46 CEST

GPU Passthrough questions

Hey everyone, I'm looking into GPU Passthrough as I want to go 24/7 with Linux, but still game a lot on my Windows machine.

I've been dual booting for a few years, but it's a hassle to reboot everytime I want to do something, so I share a lot of apps between both operating systems to try and avoid rebooting, which leads me to the problem: I mainly end up using Windows 10 instead of Elementary.

I'll start with my specs:

CPU Ryzen 7 2700x (not overclocked)

GPU Gigabyte Vega 64

RAM 16GB 3200mhz

Motherboard ROG Strix X470-F

PSU Seasonic M12II-850 EVO

So, here are my questions or doubts:

Can I do this with only one monitor? I have an AOC Agon AG241QX (1440p, 144hz, FreeSync), which has many inputs (HDMI, DVI, DP), which I can select.

Would it be OK if I get an RX 580 for the Linux host, and the Vega 64 for the Windows guest? as I won't be using the Linux machine to game, it seems the best way, if I'm correct. I'm planning on getting a 1200W PSU 80 plus gold or platinum to help with this.

In case both answers to my questions are "OK, go ahead": is there any guide which you would recommend to get started with this?

Thanks a lot!

09/10/2018 01:35:22 CEST

Proton won't make fewer linux supported games, at least in the long term

There's been a lot of FUD going around this sub (and other places) that if proton works too well, or if too many people use it, then game developers will say 'eh, we don't have to support linux, we'll just let proton do it'. This might be true, to a certain extent, in the short term. However, in the long term it will have two effects. First of all, as many have remarked, it will encourage the use of vulkan and opengl over direct3d, since the former two work much better through wine/proton. However, the other effect it will have is increasing linux's market share by a substantial amount, especially increasing the audience of gamers on the platform. I've oft heard it repeated 'I would use linux, but most of my video games don't work, and wine is clunky/hard to use/doesn't work/unsupported'. The cumulative increase of linux gamers and users in general will make linux more of a viable game development platform in the first place.

09/10/2018 00:41:47 CEST

Idea for game developers: add an achievement of installing the game on linux

It's not something that's necessarily particularly hard, but for those who want to get 100% completionist on every game, it may get them to try linux, even if they just install it to a usb and install nothing but steam.

09/10/2018 00:31:01 CEST

A few other games that work surprisingly well

On the old school side: Day of the Tentacle works surprisingly well with wine 3.0 it had major issues with 3.9(?)

Tales of Monkey Island works wellISH their's some guides for getting to working with play on linux. For me voice is a bit out of sync. Wich is kind of funny.

Neighbours from hell (collection) didn't want to launch for me (wine 3.0) the individual games work pretty well... I didn't do extensive testing did 1's tutorial and it was ok.

Bridge Commander 1 for me eats a ton of ram I don't know if that's normal or not.

battlefield (2014?) a demo I found workedpretty well I don't know if the full version would also work.

Just Cause 2 doesn't work with play on linux for me (yet)...I don't know what I did to get it to get to a menu but it kept flickering somtimes it'll be just black. Someone kindly sugested seeing if DXVK is more stable.

Old School Dragon Lair installs fine..but won't launch -_- It worked with VMWare. People with befier hardware might enjoy that OG classic that way. I didn't find it mentioned in appdb for wine though.

castle Crashers works...I did about 14-20 minutes of play. For me for some reason Wine (vanilla?) gives a ton of errors. I have no idea why either. SOmetimes sound doesn't work. I have a fealing I need to look for an actual guide rather than guessing lol.

Thief worked better than I'd have thought FWIW.

If you're into Tomb Raider: Aniversary and Underworld work pretty well. Underworld was laggy at the start though. I've only just started the first actualy atlantis quest. So far their it's much better. Aniversary I only did 10 minutes...because I didn't have time to do much more. 3.0 release worked pretty well... proton in this case worked better yet. (through steamplay).

Lol no I don't just old school games. I think that's just what's in my steam library from a looong time ago. Hillariusly doing way more more gaming with Ubuntu than I did with Windows

09/09/2018 23:00:28 CEST

The Five Cores Remastered on Linux


In 2012 I released The Five Cores - A graphic puzzle game inspired by Myst. I didn't had the opportunity to build the game I really wanted to do. I also failed the linux support. Now I'm making a remastered version and I will release it on Linux. I'm working with someone dedicated to this particular task right now.

Thank you!


09/09/2018 22:46:24 CEST

Robocraft is the only game on linux that I wish wasn't.

It's seriously a huge steaming pile of human excrement.

09/09/2018 22:27:03 CEST

I was having a black screen issue while gaming, it was the energy management turning off the screen. (mint-steam)
09/09/2018 22:24:43 CEST

should i use arch linux linux-rt

does anyone have experience with using the linux-rt package? what are the advantages and disadvantages? does it offer any significant performance increases?

I read a post about how ubuntu offers a low latency kernel and this is the only arch equivalent I could find.

09/09/2018 21:41:19 CEST

Whats The Current State Of Ryzen And RX GPUs Drivers ?

I looked around a lot but saw a lot of different answers. I'm running Solus and I'm planning to upgrade my PC to a Ryzen 3 and an RX 560. Are the available drivers good for them? Or should I go for an Intel CPU instead?

09/09/2018 21:09:19 CEST

DXVK github not found and valve's copy throws error? Whats happening?
09/09/2018 20:59:07 CEST

Proton and Steam Machines?

I feel like Steam machines where a fail, mainly for the limited amount of games. Do y'all think it's worth buying a steam machine now that Steam added more Linux support with Proton?

09/09/2018 18:54:22 CEST

help with origin through lutris

I wanted to try out the Battlefield V Open Beta through origin but had to get origin installed first. I used the Origin install from Lutris, as well as the BF1 Install from Lutris. In both cases, everything installs without any errors. However, after install, I cannot get Origin to load. I get to a blue destop-looking screen with an origin icon, then it crashes. I am very new wine so any help would be appreciated. Thanks :)

09/09/2018 18:46:47 CEST

Rocket League on Fedora 28 Linux.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=4_f879v5JI0&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DpALuIdiUPKY%26feature%3Dshare
09/09/2018 18:44:41 CEST

So I ended up on a fresh install of Kubuntu not long ago, and I thought that the Steam controller would work just through the kernel, but that doesn't seem to be the case

Some Googling shows that kernel 4.18 should have the Steam controller drivers built in, but it didn't say which specific release. I installed 4.18.6, and it doesn't seem to be working. In the past I had to set up specific udev rules to get it working, but I thought this was supposed to put an end to that. Am I mistaken? I like the kernel solution for its simplicity and would like to see that working.

09/09/2018 18:02:49 CEST

has anyone got the battlefield 5 open beta working?

i've been hearing things about people getting the battlefield 5 open beta to work under linux. not sure if they're true or not. can anyone confirm?

09/09/2018 17:55:21 CEST

The RadeonSI Performance Tuning For AMD Zen CPUs Has Landed In Mesa
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=RadeonSI-Zen-Tuning-Merged
09/09/2018 17:50:29 CEST

Repost from r/SolusProject - Acer Nitro 5 - Ryzen + RX Vega
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/SolusProject/comments/9eccgr/solus_on_mobile_ryzen5_and_rx_vega_gpu_acer_nitro/
09/09/2018 17:40:37 CEST

Xbox One Controller - Yooka Laylee


So I'm running Ubuntu Budgie 18.04.1 with a 1080TI. I installed the native linux version of Yooka Laylee and the game starts up great. It seems to be getting high frame rates and all.

The issue is that my Xbox One Wired controller is not working. Weirdly enough, it seems to work in the loading screens, where you can click to speed through it. But once loaded into the game menu, it doesn't do anything.

The system and Steam detects it and works, just once in the game. Anyone here have the same issue, know how to resolve it?

09/09/2018 17:34:05 CEST

Dolmades-cli: setup your win-only GOG games on Linux
URL: https://github.com/dolmades/dolmades-cli
09/09/2018 16:57:33 CEST

Darksiders - Wine Esync 3.15 DxVk 0.71 - Warmastered Edition - Max Qua...
URL: https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=LQDlAzPM54U&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DxHwU_nu0T4w%26feature%3Dshare
09/09/2018 16:10:08 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for September 09, 2018: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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!

09/09/2018 15:35:57 CEST

Any good Tutorial for Battlefield 4?

I got origin to download bf4 but I can't start the game. Any good tutorial?

I am using lutris.

09/09/2018 14:10:30 CEST

Proton: Still no Tux no Bucks?

I'm pleased that I will likely regain super easy access to over 300 games I owned, before the jump to Linux. Yes, I know about GoL, Lutris, and of course Wine. But performance/functionality has always been a mixed bag. A fiddly one, at that.

Proton seems poised to deliver at, or near, native performance for many games that will likely never be ported to Linux. All with the ease of the typical installation, via Steam. Though I want to solicit your input, regarding 'no tux, no bucks'.

Do you think Proton may ultimately discourage developers from maintaining native Linux ports? Would I be doing a disservice to our platform if I purchased a non-Linux game, if Proton can deliver near-native performance? You know, the real questions. :)

I look forward to reading your views/opinions.

09/09/2018 13:58:14 CEST

How I solved my problems with Nvidia 396 update

So I have been struggling with the update of nvidia, finally got it working. I post here so for anyone that is struggling to make it work feels as stupid as I have been for a day. My problems were that the drivers were not working, the second screen was not being detected and the resolution was set to 1020x800 without any option to change it.

  • Distro: Ubuntu 18.04 lts.
  • Graphics card: Nvidia 1070.
  • Motherboard: Asus Z170 Pro gaming.

Steps, as usual:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers

sudo apt install nvidia-driver-396

If it asks for dependencies, install them.

Finally, the step that made it work, to change or disable the secure boot. UEFI only allows signed drivers, on secure boot this is checked and only signed drivers are allowed.

Got into the bios and on boot options I got 2 fields, one to disable the secure boot (I wanst allowed to change it) and another one for what SO UEFI were allowed. This last field had the option Windows only, so I changed to other Operative System, saved, rebooted and worked.

Hope this helps to someone.

09/09/2018 13:32:01 CEST

Arma 3 running with Proton. Your results.

For many years now, I've felt this pull from Linux. Something about it always makes me want to come back and try it out. Yeah I end up ditching it, but this is more me since it is a case of not knowing how to do something.

For example, on Windows 10 to add my NAS drive I go to my PC, click map network drive, it pops up with a list of network devices, I click NAS and then I click add. In Linux it seems to be rabbit hole of commands, so I gave up.

Anyway, my question. With the pull of Linux being stronger and with Proton really taking form and shining a light on Linux as an actual gaming platform, I wanted to know how Arma 3 runs on it. It is the game I currently play (have nearly 2000 hours in it). I do use steam workshop mods for some servers etc, but I wanted to know how it works with Proton.

I've looked at the various spreadsheets scattered around which just say "It runs well" but I am hoping for more specifics. Anyone here run Arma 3 on Proton? And with how much success?

09/09/2018 12:38:33 CEST

Rise of the Tomb Raider wont start

I bought Rise of the Tomb Raider right when it was released for Linux and played it quite a bit already but then it sudenly stopped working. It will start up to the Logo screen and then freeze (steam-native) or just start the Options window in black (steam-runtime) and I have to force quit it. I have no Idea how to properly debug this so any help is appreciated.

Operating System: Arch Linux (64 bit)

Kernel Version: 4.18.6-arch1-1-ARCH

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz

Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 470`

09/09/2018 12:34:21 CEST

Wine + Overwatch + Fedora = "Could not locate resources. (0xE00300E0)"?

I'll try to keep this short, but i'm out of ideas and could use some community help.

I have Overwatch working perfectly on Ubuntu with latest wine esync build. Basically did nothing to it other than getting DXVK 0.70 and i'm good.

Now i'm trying to get OW to run on Fedora, because i like Fedora over Ubuntu. I tried the Lutris installer, which seems to pick my seetings (wine esync plus latest DXVK). Installation is fine (though i always have to Delete the Battle Net Folder in Program Data to make the download start). But Overwatch will not launch. The Battle.net app will just close and The Game throws an error "Could not locate resources. (0xE00300E0)".

I've tried all the know solutions. Reinstallation, deleting Overwatch.exe and doing the "Scan & Repair". I also tried different wine Versions through Lutris and with and without DXVK. I did a manual Install with a clean Prefix in Lutris (without the Script, just downloading battlenet directly). No Dice.

I'm on the same Nvidia Driver as on Ubuntu. I even tried copying the full Overwatch folder over from my Ubuntu install and pointing battlenet to the Ubuntu Overwatch Folder. Both get recognized but produce the same error.

I'm out of ideas. Any here has any tips on what the Problem might be?

09/09/2018 10:14:00 CEST

Chance of working with Proton

What are the chances of a small game (e.g. Geometry Dash) working with Proton compared to a much larger game (e.g. GTA V)? It would make sense that the smaller game has a higher probability of working or perform better, right?

09/09/2018 10:12:55 CEST

Bootleg GTV on linux (Debian)

Just wondering if this is possible? I've heard of dxvk or dvxk which is supposed to relieve all windows locked PC gamers into being able to move to Linux. Can anyone explain?

09/09/2018 09:16:57 CEST

openSUSE Tumble/Leap - How is the gaming

I'm about at the end of my journey of distro testing and hopping as a new user would be doing, and I've come to the end of the list at openSUSE, and I'm quite honestly surprise at how well it looks, but is it as good as it looks? I know a lot people just consider "well its linux underneath so its all a matter of preference" which from my discovering isn't true, as some Distros just perform better than others, that's just how it goes, anywho

Is there anyone with experience can give me an idea of what I would expect by taking openSUSE rather than a buntu based Distro?

09/09/2018 07:55:00 CEST

SteamProton The game have Download but don't launch


As you can see in the title, I download game with the steam lauch compatibility, but when they are done to download, i click on 'play' (my name become green for a second, and back to blue) nothing really happen, do you know guys why ?

09/09/2018 06:58:58 CEST

Get 2 native linux games on Humble Store after collecting stamps


Visit the Humble store daily to collect a stamp.

Collect 3 stamps to get the game "Meadow".

Collect 5 stamps to get the game "The Tiny Bang Story".

09/09/2018 05:46:06 CEST

How do I install GOG games on Ubuntu using POL/Wine?

I've looked all over Youtube and Google and I can't find instructions for this. Also I am using a distro called Zorin OS, however it is based on Ubuntu Xenial.

09/09/2018 05:04:31 CEST

Can I use Proton on Lutris as a runner?

Hey, I was wondering if it is possible to build Proton with the instructions on the github and add it to Lutris as a runner.

And yes, I know Proton as a runner is a Lutris 0.4.20 milestone.

09/09/2018 04:57:52 CEST

Game keeps crashing

I've been playing fallout new Vegas under steam play and it opens for about a minute then crashes, can I know how to fix it?

09/09/2018 04:50:01 CEST

Mouse aim is limited in GTAV

I can only move my mouse a small amount without hitting a wall in GTAV.

09/09/2018 04:04:44 CEST

It's the little things.

I recently came across a game by the developer of Refunct (one of my favourite relaxing games), called Swarmlake. I had some money on my Steam account, it was on sale, and the reviews seemed pretty great, so I bought it.

I should have seen the supported platforms, since I discovered the hard way that there was no Linux version. "It's a shame", I thought. I dual boot Windows, but I avoid going there because I much prefer to work on Linux, and that's what I spend most of my time doing.

A month or so passes, and today I wanted to play a little game after a long working streak. I didn't know which game to boot up, so I saw what games I could play, and lo and behold.. there it was. I had some mixed experiences with Proton, since most of the games I wanted to play still don't run, but I try it anyway.

A quick download after, and I'm playing the game. I'm actually playing the game. At 600fps with a GTX 960 and a i7-4790k, no less.

A month ago I had come to terms that to play that game I had to switch to Windows and stop working. Now things have changed, and I'm so damn glad.

09/09/2018 00:49:44 CEST

Leaving Windows To Linux: A Path To Courage (lol)

I am pretty sure I am not alone in this. As a long time Windows user, I've always wanted to explore more options in the OS world. I've tinkered with Mac, and after a year of messing with Mac (back in 2013) I grew to loathe MacOS. It was fun in the 90s, using MacOS in Elementary school, playing Oregon Trail, those were my memories with Mac, so in 2013 I wanted to retry and learn that world.

After the terrible experience on Mac, I returned to Windows 7. travel forward a few years and we are in 2018, where Windows games are now seemingly booting on their own through Steam without any user input or lack of user input required. Linux has been something I've wanted to use for a long time, I tinkered with it in the mid 2000s but was so noobish and young, I gave up after a couple of days.

Now that Linux is becoming a very, very, solid home computing experience and gaming experience that I wanna make the switch full from Spyware 10 to Linux. The problem is losing what you know and have, for something less but enticing and exciting.

It's hard for me, and I'm sure other Windows users interested in switching or those dual booting, not wanting to abandon their Windows install, I don't want to lose a ton of access to certain games and features.

The more, and more I distro hop, test things, and learn about Linux through dual booting, the more and more I want to make the switch completely. (I only use a 35gb drive for Linux, so I don't have much room to work with, it's mainly a partition I made to test/learn different distros)

So it really comes down to a few things.

1. Am I prepared to lose 20-50 Steam games, with the hope that they'll eventually be made playable in the future.

2 Will my hardware be sufficient enough for Linux? (I hear Linux requires more power than Windows in gaming)

3 Figuring out what the best Distro is for a new gaming user. A Distro with a good community and good documentation online (imo) is the way to go. Currently im testing Solus, but for others, I do recommend going an Ubuntu/Debian route. Such as Mint/Ubuntu/Etc. You'll be able to find way more help online.

With Solus so far, I'm having a ton of trouble trying to find and learn things since there isn't much data on the OS.

4 Your Browser & HULU/NETFLIX. This was a kind of big one for me. So if you're on Opera web browser like me, or on Vivaldi (not sure about others) but you CANNOT watch Hulu nor Netflix on those browsers. Widevine is not support on their Linux versions compared to Windows. So you will be either forced to use FireFox (Which imo works better on Linux than Windows) Google Chrome or Chromium(If it supports Widevine) im a die hard Opera & Vivaldi user for the last year, and it hit me hard that I couldn't use it how I normally do.

Conclusion: It would be amazing to hear some stories or some encouragement in leaving Windows fully for Linux. Not just for myself, but for potential future users of Linux. Truly the best way to make Linux user-friendly and have a place in the home market is a community who wants it there. I feel we have a real opportunity to do so, more than ever before.

09/08/2018 23:54:29 CEST

Looking to test a distribution

I am looking to test out linux in the gaming world. Is there one distribution that everyone recommends? I am going to be dual booting windows since I have an Occulus rift but I want to give Linux a shot.

09/08/2018 23:32:14 CEST

Can't Use Setup With Wine

Help i am having this error.

Runtime error 229 at 075A4BCF

i am using ubuntu 18.04 and i was trying to setup a game (Baldur's Gate 2 it is windows version)

please help.

09/08/2018 23:19:37 CEST

Benchmark Battlefield V (Beta) - Wine/DXVK vs Windows 10 (x-post /r/wine_gaming)
URL: https://youtu.be/TEDs7T13LPc
09/08/2018 22:54:12 CEST

Benchmark Battlefield V (Beta) - Wine/DXVK vs Windows 10
URL: https://youtu.be/TEDs7T13LPc
09/08/2018 22:53:03 CEST

Keep your pants on - released (free on itch.io)
URL: https://v.redd.it/bet6zakxj2l11
09/08/2018 21:50:43 CEST

having difficulties with original Splinter Cell 2002

Can't seem to get Splinter Cell running I have the UPlay version which doesn't seem to have always On DRM with such an old games like that so it doesn't need the client to run anyways I have seen videos of the game running on Wine Staging 2.21. I have looked on WineHQ and in other places but not seen a guide or a specific prefix I might need

09/08/2018 21:43:16 CEST

Lutris fails to start on my PC

Hey everyone,

I had Lutris working earlier on my system but I think I updated a few packages (I don't remember what exactly) and now Lutris fails to start:

[chris@GT40 ~]$ lutris
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/lutris", line 33, in <module>
    from lutris.gui.application import Application
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lutris/gui/application.py", line 28, in <module>
    from gi.repository import Gio, GLib, Gtk
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 983, in _find_and_load
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 967, in _find_and_load_unlocked
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 668, in _load_unlocked
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 638, in _load_backward_compatible
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/gi/importer.py", line 146, in load_module
    dynamic_module = load_overrides(introspection_module)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/gi/overrides/__init__.py", line 125, in load_overrides
    override_mod = importlib.import_module(override_package_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/importlib/__init__.py", line 127, in import_module
    return _bootstrap._gcd_import(name[level:], package, level)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/gi/overrides/Gtk.py", line 136, in <module>
    class Widget(Gtk.Widget):
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/gi/module.py", line 215, in __getattr__
    wrapper = metaclass(name, bases, dict_)
TypeError: metaclass conflict: the metaclass of a derived class must be a (non-strict) subclass of the metaclasses of all its bases

How could I fix this error? this is on Arch

09/08/2018 21:19:33 CEST

My friend will nuke her Win10 partition (I set up a dual boot) if we can just get The Sims 4 working on her laptop

We installed The Sims 4 (Origin) through the Lutris script. We followed all the instructions, Origin In-Game is absolutely off.

Origin through installing the game works, however, we keep getting this error when we try to run it: "Unable to start: Can't run with the video card in this system"

We tried updating the graphics drivers to the newest version (Mesa) and also ensuring we had all the wine packages installed.

HP Envy laptop, Intel UHD Graphics 620

It works on Windows with the same hardware, and it works on my older laptop with another, older intel graphics chip.

Any suggestions?

I think I have to update the drivers but I'm not quite sure the best way to do that

09/08/2018 21:18:05 CEST

GTA 5 Low FPS but also low utilization

So I installed GTA 5 on Lutris today and it's mostly working,

I'm using DXVK 0.71 and esync 3.14 on Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1.

I only get about 50-40FPS in story mode (on windows I would get almost double that), while my CPU is only sitting at 60-70%, my GPU at barely 60% and my ram not even half full.

The only part that is utilized 96% is my vram, but the game doesn't have the microstutter that it would usually bring, but is just low fps.

However in Online mode with the same settings my fps drop even further to about 30 FPS while the GPU and CPU are even less utilized.

Does anybody know how to fix this, and if this is due to the vram usage how do i reduce vram usage? If I have missed any details just ask me I'll try to answer them as best as I can

09/08/2018 20:50:35 CEST

2 questions on Steamplay/Proton
  1. Does anyone of you guys have a link to that google docs page which says on how well the games work with Proton/Steamplay? I think there should be a pinned post with discussion on Proton/Steamplay.
  2. Does anyone know whether one can get Call Of Duty 4 working on linux? With promod, anti-cheat and all the other stuff? I've had original key, but I lost it and now it's 10€ on Steam =). I'm nostalgic about it.
09/08/2018 20:48:44 CEST

With the extra development pushing Wine forward, will game developers using big engines that still lack native Linux support finally start releasing and supporting Wine/Proton-wrapped games for Linux?

Developers on Unity3D and other engines that are already native on Linux won't care, but I'm curious as to if the developers stuck on bigger complex game engines that still haven't been made cross-platform yet will start making any moves to release Wine-wrapped games for Linux due to Valve's push for Wine gaming.

In the past, Valve tried to push their D3D->OGL translation layer which could be installed internally, but I don't think it saw very wide adoption among game developers. Now they're pushing the entire Wine stack as a translation layer, so will big game devs on unfriendly in-house game engines finally start offering Linux support using this wrapper? Will we finally start seeing big games from Bethesda and other devs slapping that SteamOS/Linux icon onto their upcoming or existing games to show they're providing play testing and bug fixing support for Linux, with a Wine-wrapper under the hood? In time, these developers could slowly make the transition to native Linux by switching to Vulkan as part of that.

It'd be great if Valve had gotten some developers on-board with all of this but so far I haven't heard a peep about excitement from game developers around supporting Linux gaming via such wrappers. Granted, most devs are on Unity3D anyway it seems, but surely a few behemoths like Bethesda are interested?

Meanwhile, we have plenty of awesome game developers who have moved their in-house engines over to native Linux and Vulkan support, like Croteam, Valve, and others.

09/08/2018 20:27:50 CEST

Problem with Ubuntu and RX580

Recently i completely moved from win10 to Xubuntu; As a passionate CSGO player i downloaded steam, installed csgo and tried it out. Apparently i only get about 100fps with major framedrops and stuttering. I tried the amdgpupro and the amdgpu drivers, aswell as the opensource linux drivers.

My setup:

Amd Ryzen 2600x

Rx 580

8GB DDR4 Ram

ASROCK B350 Pro4 Mainboard

09/08/2018 20:08:19 CEST

A multi-vendor extension for transform feedback in Vulkan is being worked on to help DXVK and others
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/a-multi-vendor-extension-for-transform-feedback-in-vulkan-is-being-worked-on-to-help-dxvk-and-others.12521
09/08/2018 16:26:27 CEST

nvidia gtx1060 question

i have a laptop its a lenovo legion y720 and its got a gtx1060 why is my gpu max clock speed 1911 Mhz i have never seen any gtx1060 with that much max clock speed and this is the default not overclocked like its been like this alwayse since i used any linux weather its been mint or fedora or opensuse its alwayse the same just wondering why my clock speed is so high by default not that im complaining becuase even at 4k gameing my temps stay around 70c

09/08/2018 15:40:24 CEST

Block breaker

I have created my 2th game in Unity: https://beer119.itch.io/block-game

Any usefull critic is more that welcome

And everything I have created is under GPL3 licens

09/08/2018 15:32:17 CEST

DXVK Playlist Of working games So far
URL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd2rY36Ym3b8h8-wbBRyIAHMnEpA63I1W
09/08/2018 14:52:19 CEST

Valve has released Proton 3.7-6 Beta
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/blob/proton_3.7/CHANGELOG.md
09/08/2018 14:33:41 CEST

Arch Linux good for gaming ?
09/08/2018 14:28:03 CEST

Magrunner WINE 3.15 via Lutris
URL: https://youtu.be/58uJRm_ngd4
09/08/2018 14:01:31 CEST

Trouble installing xact for A hat in time
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamPlay/comments/9cflm4/trouble_installing_xact_for_a_hat_in_time/
09/08/2018 13:53:26 CEST

Age of Empires II lag

After a few months of playing AoE II through Play on Mac I've started getting the turtle icon on most online games causing all player to lag out to the point where it's impossible to play. I could've sworn this has only started happening recently but I cant be certain. Is there any way to remedy this beyond getting a new PC?

09/08/2018 12:56:47 CEST

MadOut2 BigCityOnline switched to F2P
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/586980/announcements/detail/1708439486135161642
09/08/2018 10:42:05 CEST

calexil refunds Fantasy Strike
URL: https://clips.twitch.tv/NaiveClearAmazonPrimeMe?tt_medium=redt
09/08/2018 10:23:04 CEST

Need help getting an application running on wine

I am trying to get Arma 3 running through Proton, and i'm being returned this error tho.

wine: cannot find L"C:\windows\system32\winemenubuilder.exe"
000b:err:wineboot:ProcessRunKeys Error running cmd L"C:\windows\system32\winemenu
builder.exe -a -r" (2)
0021:err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"winebus.sys":
libudev.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
0021:err:ntoskrnl:ZwLoadDriver failed to create driver L"\Registry\Machine\System
\CurrentControlSet\Services\WineBus": c0000142
0021:err:winedevice:create_driver failed to create driver L"WineBus": c0000142
0015:err:service:process_send_command service protocol error - failed to write pipe!
000f:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"WineBus" fail
ed to start: 1114
0009:err:winediag:gnutls_initialize failed to load libgnutls, no support for encrypt
0009:err:module:load_library somehow failed to load steamclient
^C0028:fixme:console:CONSOLE_DefaultHandler Terminating process 8 on event 0

I am not sure what i need to fix, or how to...if you can help I would really appreciate it. THANKS!

09/08/2018 10:05:59 CEST

Patched Wine to fix Divinity: Original Sin 2 black screen.
URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15nm2bCXDmo9wboPpOKg01I7-hpI6iDc4/view?usp=sharing
09/08/2018 09:32:12 CEST

AMDGPU Guide Help for R7 250..

So I've been using this guide provided by another user on here, and it has served me well through a bunch of Debian/Ubuntu based Distro testings ( https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=272283 ) and I'm looking to get into Solus, as I hear its really good for gaming and Steam.

How would I translate this guide into Solus?

Would it be possible? Currently the only way I know how to get an MSi R7 250 to be detected/driver'd otherwise, the OS just detects my on-board and old Radeon drivers.

09/08/2018 08:50:46 CEST

Help With Games Installed By POL not working

So, this is the only that I found related to POL. My problem is that I installed Fallout New Vegas using it, all clear until I went to the game launcher and clicked in "Play", the screen freezes and don't start, also it becames all weird and the only way to go back to normal is by restarting my computer. Also had a similar problem with CSGO.

Thanks in advance.

Obs: Sorry for any weird misspelling, english is not my first language.

09/08/2018 07:11:57 CEST

CS:GO feedback

Hi there.

I know this has been talked about a lot and asked a million times.

I just want some feedback regarding csgo on Linux. Specifically on Ubuntu. I am just going to start with Ubuntu or Ubuntu Mate since i have never tried Linux before. I have searched the interwebs for reviews and feedback but most forums are like " Linux vs Windows FPS" or "how to download steam and csgo" Shit like that, here and there people show vids or complain about stutters or input lag.

I mainly play csgo and was just wondering what was your experience like ? Did you experience any stutters or input lag ?

My current hardware :
MSI GTX 1050 TI 4 gb
i3 8300 3.7 Ghz
1 tb HDD
8 GB DDR 4 2666 MHz Ram
Z370 Tomahawk mobo
Windows 10 Pro
75hz Dell Monitor

Thank you in advance!

09/08/2018 05:00:03 CEST

How are people getting Skyrim:SE to work?

The newest WineHQ entry says that with 3.15 audio is working correctly. With the esync binaries from Lutris 3.15 it does the same thing previous versions have with builtin xaudio, partially working audio. Is there a trick that I'm missing?

09/08/2018 03:53:20 CEST

Laptop with discrete GPU + integrated GPU

Hey everyone

I have a laptop with a Core i5 8250u and a Geforce MX150. In Windows 10, the Intel GPU is running 100% of the time and when I launch any game, the MX150 automatically kicks in.

In Ubuntu 18.04.1, I´ve read that you need to manually change the GPU, log-off and then log back on... Is there any way to have the GPUs automatically switch when I start a game?


09/08/2018 03:00:07 CEST

PSA: Overwatch Livestreams crash Battle.net even with sandbox enabled

While staging has fixed the majority of BattleNet crashes, Livestreams still crash on the latest Esync 3.15.

If you're wondering why BattleNet is crashing again after being fine for quite some time, this is why, because Livestreams can crash the BattleNet process.

09/08/2018 02:06:43 CEST

Mesa 18.2 Released With Vega 20 Support, OpenGL 4.4 Compat Profile &amp; A Lot More
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-18.2.0-Released
09/08/2018 01:49:11 CEST

Blade Symphony Looks To Be An Impressive Sword Fighting Title For Linux Gamers
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Blade-Symphony-Linux-Soon
09/08/2018 00:31:25 CEST

Sword-fighting slash 'em up 'Blade Symphony' arrives on September 27th
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/swordfighting-slash-em-up-blade-symphony-arrives-on-linux-on-september-27th.12518
09/08/2018 00:30:21 CEST

cant start Hearts of Iron 4

Google hasn't helped unfortunately, except to let me know that it does not appear to be a linux specific bug. But, I can't get past the launcher screen. Anyone know of any fixes?

09/07/2018 22:08:32 CEST

The Culling will be available (f2p) september 14th

Announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5DoDbjMPl8

Together with Crazy Justice, The Culling is one of the few Battle Royale game available for Linux natively.

For the whole Steam community, the Linux userbase is ~0.6%... Linux as platform is mostly irrelevant bigger name such as PUBG and Fortnite, but for Xaviant (The Culling) and Black Riddles Studio (Crazy Justice) the LInux userbase can make the difference.

09/07/2018 21:51:56 CEST

(Giveaway) Anyone want a Steam-Key for Braveland? It has Native Linux Support
09/07/2018 20:54:15 CEST

Does anyone know how to play BATTLETECH trough proton?

Apparently they have found a very clever way to block the windows version being downloaded on Linux. With that empty deposit in place it's impossible to download the game without running steam trough wine.

09/07/2018 20:50:00 CEST

Does this seem wrong to anyone else?
URL: https://i.imgur.com/P2rgJAD.png
09/07/2018 19:54:57 CEST

First Person Adventure Game "Paratopic" Released on Itch.io and Steam
URL: https://arbitrarymetric.itch.io/paratopic
09/07/2018 19:35:37 CEST

Save 91% on Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on Steam

If you've been waiting for a good deal to get into Borderlands 2 or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel the new Handsome Collection is the cheapest it's ever been on Steam. Note that the original Borderlands seems to work just fine through Steam Play (worked in WINE before that).

09/07/2018 19:24:29 CEST

interesting tidbit from unrelated article: "Vulkan ran 20 percent faster (than OpenGL) on the Samsung S9+ and Note 9"
URL: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/09/fortnite-reaches-15-million-android-downloads-without-google-play/
09/07/2018 18:27:31 CEST

Assassin's Creed III DXVK Guide

This guide was updated today to include DXVK steps:


Assassin's Creed III is running great on my GeForce GTX 1060

No more low FPS in Boston and I was able to crank most of the video settings to high without performance loss

Unfortunately you have to use Legacy Uplay (WinXP) and Steam to play...

09/07/2018 17:12:04 CEST

Oxygen Not Included will now allow you to fly your little people into space
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/oxygen-not-included-will-now-allow-you-to-fly-your-little-people-into-space.12515
09/07/2018 17:04:32 CEST

Hand of Fate 2's big combat overhaul is now out and it's damn fine
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/hand-of-fate-2s-big-combat-overhaul-is-now-out-and-its-damn-fine.12514
09/07/2018 17:04:14 CEST

Need Help to install Tropico 1 the original in Manjaro Linux

I’m gonna install soon on Manjaro using PlayOnLinux the game Tropico 1 the original with its CD.What settings do you recommend me to make it work well?

09/07/2018 17:03:27 CEST

System Shock reboot to have a 'Retro Mode', also System Shock: Enhanced Edition is releasing 'soon'
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/system-shock-reboot-to-have-a-retro-mode-also-system-shock-enhanced-edition-soon-for-linux.12513
09/07/2018 17:03:08 CEST

Linux games that can be played using only a keyboard?


So I'd like to know what games can be played using only a keyboard. That means that from the moment I start the game, no mouse/controller is needed.

I like to sit on my couch and play games using my external wireless keyboard. I know controllers exist, but I prefer it this way.

Games I already play this way:



Extreme Tux Racer

Dos games (Doom, Rise of The Triads, Duke Nukem 3D...)

Thank you!

09/07/2018 16:31:54 CEST

I had an Idea that could also help Linux Gaming Popularty

Some Competition Games like CS:go, Rocket League and Dota 2 work on linux and my idea is. Maybe we need a Clan for Completion leagues in these games with some Linux only Players. Personally i don't play any of these games in that skill Level but maybe here are some that would like to play in a linux gaming clan or is there something already?

09/07/2018 15:46:25 CEST

Wine+Steam Internet Problem

Hey guys,so apparently i just got steam on my mac and theres this internet problem where i cant connect to steam even though my internet connection is strong(aka not making me online or making me unable to download games).Any help?


09/07/2018 15:22:37 CEST

Anyone else having problems with Battle.net?

Hello. I have been using the Battle.net client for playing Overwatch for a while without any problems. Using Lutris and the install script from: https://lutris.net/games/overwatch/. A few days ago it suddenly just stopped working and I get "The Application encountered an unexpected error" after the initial login screen (where you type in username and password). There is no additional details about the error and "View last game's log" option in Lutris doesn't provide any useful info. I have tried deleting all Battle.net cache and temp files as well as completely reinstalling Battle.net from scratch, without success. I am running Arch Linux, Nvidia 396.54 drivers with wine esync-3.14 and DXVK 0.71. Tried changing my wine runtime to the normal wine-staging 3.14 version which didn't help either. Any ideas?

09/07/2018 14:55:09 CEST

I know some Steam games are DRM-free and can be played without running the client. Are they worth the hassle or is it pretty easy to play Steam games DRM-free on Linux without the client?

Just for some explanation. I'm against DRM on principle, but also out of practical reasons. I live in a rural area with crap internet. I go to my dads every weekend where he has good internet and I bring a USB to download any new game I may have bought. I can download GOG games and drag the installers right over to the USB stick. Can't do that with Steam games, unless I drag over the DRM-free Steam games to the USB stick, which is my goal.

09/07/2018 13:52:00 CEST

Tic Tac Toe for blind people

I have created a Tic Tac Toe for blind people in Unity:

All the sound, Scripts etc are under GPL3

09/07/2018 11:20:25 CEST

Athenaeum: a libre replacement for Steam
URL: https://gitlab.com/librebob/athenaeum
09/07/2018 09:28:50 CEST

Proton crashing when game is focus?

So I seem to having a problem where no matter what game it is, it starts the game unfocused where it doesn't accept input, and when i click on it, the game immediately freezes and then crashes. Now I know the games work in proton, as I have been able to run them before with it perfectly fine, from Under Night In Birth [st] to Fallout New Vegas and any other I try. The last one I was able to play was Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and is so far the only one to not crash, which is making me think that the punkbuster software or some other type of anti cheat may have done something? So far, I have tried using both beta and non beta proton versions, checking all my dependencies, and a full reinstall of steam. Is there any other thing that I may be missing or am I just gonna need to wait for another version to see if it fixes it?

09/07/2018 09:24:44 CEST

Chronicon Crash at startup

Chronicon crashes on startup with the error invalid surface dimensions. I am running arch linux with i3-gaps. All my drivers are up to date. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

09/07/2018 06:06:31 CEST

Anyone know how to Toggle, Disable, or Remove this Benchmark module?
URL: https://i.redd.it/vo5128csgpk11.png
09/07/2018 02:08:34 CEST

Help with wine+DXVK

Anytime I try running a game through lutris or proton nothing happens. Lutris tells me that the game quits. I had it working before and I'm not sure what broke it.

09/07/2018 01:56:11 CEST

Fix for Dual Monitor gaming?

Hey guys, Just wondering if theres a fix when gaming in borderless window with multiple monitors.

The game always goes onto the second monitor and can't get it to the main monitor.

It works if I change primary monitors, although the hertz will change to 60hz in-game without being able to change it.

Any ideas?

09/07/2018 00:52:23 CEST

Lutris Overwatch stuck at 56FPS

I asked this question on the Lutris discord and forums, so sorry if it's more overlap, just looking for someone smarter than I to help me figure this out.

I can't seem to get Overwatch to run at more than 56 FPS in Lutris.

In game counter and DXVK counter usually mirror one another. 60 FPS in menu (to be expected) and over 100 in game. But the frame rate in the Options menu (on the resolution section) only goes up to 2560x1440 56Hz.

After playing on windows and knowing what 144hz looks like, it's DEFINITELY at 60ish Hz in game, regardless of what the DXVK and in game counter say.

Also I've tried disabling desktop effects before running the game. No luck.

Anyone run into this?


Arch Linux

KDE Plasma (also tried in i3 with no DE)

Lutris 0.4.19

DXVK 0.71

1080ti GPU

6700K CPU

32G DDR 3200 Ram.

etc. etc.


09/07/2018 00:51:28 CEST

Radare2 patch for Divinity Original Sin 2: Definitive Edition's black screen (Wine / DXVK)
URL: https://gist.github.com/berenm/3e67cd273c2a530849e52218a1f2e70c
09/07/2018 00:29:11 CEST

Can a hard drive have shared game installs for both Linux and Windows versions of Steam?

I have a few hard drives connected to my PC that have had ~180 games installed through Steam on Windows 10. A few days ago I installed Linux Mint and successfully added those folders to my Steam library on Linux. In the time since then I've only played around a little bit, but I've gotten a few games to run with albeit poor performance. Otherwise, I keep getting 80 + "downloads" when I turn on my PC to the Linux OS drive after work. I'm not sure if these are related to proton compatibility or a bug with using pre-downloaded games on those hard drives. Does anyone know the answer to this issue?

09/07/2018 00:29:06 CEST

how do i fix this?

i installed Vcrun2017 with winetricks, the games tested is a 64 bit engine xray engine with Stalker call of Prypiat

000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Wine Staging 3.13 is a testing version containing experimental patches.

000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on winehq.org.

0009:fixme:imm:NotifyIME IMC_SETCANDIDATEPOS

0009:fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0x10078, 0x142ac0): stub

0009:fixme:win:FlashWindowEx 0x33f38c - semi-stub

dam1@damian ~/.stalkeropenxr2/drive_c/GOG Games/S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat $ 0030:fixme:module:find_dll_file skipping L"C:\GOG Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat\bin\dbghelp.dll" because of wrong architecture

0030:err:module:import_dll Library VCRUNTIME140D.dll (which is needed by L"C:\GOG Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat\bin\BugTrap.dll") not found

0030:err:module:import_dll Library ucrtbased.dll (which is needed by L"C:\GOG Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat\bin\BugTrap.dll") not found

0030:err:module:import_dll Library BugTrap.dll (which is needed by L"C:\GOG Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat\bin\xrCore.dll") not found

0030:err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP140D.dll (which is needed by L"C:\GOG Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat\bin\xrCore.dll") not found

0030:err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP140D.dll (which is needed by L"C:\GOG Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat\bin\tbb_debug.dll") not found

0030:err:module:import_dll Library VCRUNTIME140D.dll (which is needed by L"C:\GOG Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat\bin\tbb_debug.dll") not found

0030:err:module:import_dll Library ucrtbased.dll (which is needed by L"C:\GOG Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat\bin\tbb_debug.dll") not found

0030:err:module:import_dll Library tbb_debug.dll (which is needed by L"C:\GOG Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat\bin\x

09/07/2018 00:19:01 CEST

Fighting game 'Fantasy Strike' is now out on Linux, needs a quick fix
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/fighting-game-fantasy-strike-is-now-out-on-linux-needs-a-quick-fix.12512/
09/06/2018 23:35:55 CEST

need help on building a pc for gaming on ubuntu

hello everyone! recently ove taught myself how to use ubuntu 18.04 and i would like to think i can use it pretty well.

now, since christmas is coming up in a few months, i've decided to build my own pc (something that i know how to do but i don't have much expierience doing). i have also decided to run ubuntu on it since it will save me quite a bit of money. the problem is i don't know what parts i should be looking for as i have no clue whether they would actually be compatible with ubuntu.

i would love for someone to point me in the right direction and maybe give me some of their computer specs so i know what i should be looking for.

ps. i will be using it to play games like csgo and osu because i really have no life haha.

thanks in advance!

09/06/2018 23:18:28 CEST

Can I play the Mass Effect trilogy through Wine/DXVK?

Would I be able to have a continuous character throughout? Like when I finish ME1 I can import my character into ME2 and then do the same for ME3?

09/06/2018 23:13:14 CEST

[wine] Dragon Quest XI PC: SteamPlay Beta/Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ct1j-43_Cc
09/06/2018 23:11:19 CEST

Custom resolutions in CSGO (nVidia)

Hey guys, I want to use a custom resolution (1440x1080 @144Hz), but I can't figure out how to add it into the nVidia config. To set it on windows, you have to create a custom resolution in the nVidia control panel and then it becomes available in CS, but I can't find a custom resolution option in nvidia-settings. Is there a way to set it through nvidia-settings, or do I have to manually add it to a config file? If so, what do I add and where?

Thanks in advance.

09/06/2018 23:00:00 CEST

Yakuza 0 - The server is not reachable (denuvo issue?)

I played yakuza 0 flawlessly on Manjaro and Arch Linux, but now that I have migrated to Solus I get this error. Maybe solus has some firewall settings that block denuvo? Or did a new update cause this? I am truly clueless right now, and as yakuza 0 is probably one of my favorite games right now I'm a bit gutted :(

09/06/2018 21:08:33 CEST

Dead Ascend: Original, 2D, hand-drawn and open source

Hey Tux gamers

Some time ago I released this puzzle adventure about ascending a tower: http://blackgrain.dk/games/deadascend/

I had no idea this sub existed so sorry for bringing you news from the past.

The source code is available here: https://github.com/Larpon/DeadAscend

I know the game is being packaged for some distros - but I'm not sure which. It's pretty easy to build yourself though.


09/06/2018 20:53:02 CEST

Newb Lutris/Wine question-Run Battlefield 1

HI Folks,

I have recently decided to ditch windows in favour of Ubuntu, and having set up my basic programmes I am looking at starting to game through Linux.

After a bit of trawling around I discovered Lutris, and have installed the software and everything was going well until I ran Battlefield 1. The game itself installs OK from what I can tell, but when I launch from Lutris it loads wine for Origin, and then advises me to update my Nvidia driver version to play the game. Does anyone know a simple fix for this?

I have of course updated my drivers (Nvidia 1070), and using the propriety driver set from Nvidia. I have added the game to winecfg to launch under windows 10 (suggested on a google), and I am not quite sure how to get a error log to share with you guys. Any help anyone could offer would be appreciated as I have been trying to figure this out for nearly 24 hours now!

Thanks everyone!

09/06/2018 20:43:36 CEST

DOOM 4k60fps Ultra Gameplay (Proton 3.7-3)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iL-mBi3SpA
09/06/2018 20:23:18 CEST

GTA IV Black Screen 3.15-staging

Black screen immediately following the rockstar logo. Hangs forever.

Anyone know how to fix this?

09/06/2018 20:14:55 CEST

Blade Strangers Working?

I was wondering if anyone has got blade strangers working on mac with wine it just came out and i haven't heard anything about it working yet.

09/06/2018 19:59:15 CEST

Undervolting Help needed

I decided a while back that, because of a coworker, I would undervolt my cpu a little on the windows side on my Dell G7 15" gaming laptop using throttlestop. At first, it was heaven. I went from 3hrs max to around 10 with intermediate light use and it charged much faster. But after a windows reinstall and a full system wipe, on windows with throttlestop and on linux (Ubuntu 18.04.1) using TLP in battery mode (default) and using intel-undervolt with the same config as throttlestop. On both OS's I have a constistently replicable complete system hang or BSOD when idleing for too long. It seems to happen if I have not made any inputs and does not matter if it is in sleep or just sitting.

I have an intel i7 8750h with 16gb ddr4 ram (extra specs available as highest end model of Dell G7 15")

I have used a 100mv undervolt the entire time on the equivalent of "CPU" and "CPU Cache" in throttlestop and in intel-undervolt based on this git (https://github.com/kitsunyan/intel-undervolt) I do not have PHC for the kernel.

09/06/2018 17:53:57 CEST

CS:GO - Huge fps drop when multiple enemies peek

Playing pit on inferno A site my fps dropped from 140 to visibly stuttery 70 (I'm quite aware that 70fps has the potential to look smooth).

I've not experienced this for a few years now, has there been changes to something that could affect this?

Any possible fixes?

09/06/2018 17:44:42 CEST

THQ Nordic acquires Kingdoms of Amalur IP
09/06/2018 17:39:35 CEST

My Brother Rabbit, the incredible looking adventure from Artifex Mundi is releasing on September 21st
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/my-brother-rabbit-the-incredible-looking-adventure-from-artifex-mundi-is-releasing-on-september-21st.12510
09/06/2018 16:42:26 CEST

Weird difference between WINE/PlayOnLinux and SteamPlay/Proton

See if someone in here can help me figure out what is being done different here.

The game Star Wars Empire at War Gold Pack. I have it in multiple forms. Disks, GoG and Steam. This post is regarding the Steam version. On Steam they have where you can use Mods by going in the Workshop and subscribing to them. Those mods then show up in a Mods section of the in game menu under options which you then select and it reloads the game with that mod enabled. I'm trying to see why something is acting different between PlayOnLinux/WINE and SteamPlay/Proton.

In PlayOnLinux I installed the game and everything works great. Go to the workshop, subscribe to the mod. It downloads the mod. I go in game and see it in the Mods menu section, select it and it loads and plays fine.

Using SteamPlay. Game installs and launches fine. Plays fine. Go into the Workshop and subscribe to some mods. They download. Launch the game and go to the Mods menu section and some mods show in the list and some don't.

What could possibly be being done different between Proton and WINE where one will show and subscribed and downloaded mod and the other will not? I'm not the only one with the issue. I got another guy to post on the github page that has the same issue.

Here is the Proton issue I created. But they have a lot to work on right now so I wont see movement anytime soon probably. https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/584

Three example mods

Shows up:



The mod that doesn't show:



09/06/2018 14:44:32 CEST

AMD's RadeonSI/Gallium3D Linux Graphics Driver Gets Optimized For Ryzen CPUs
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-RadeonSI-Ryzen-Tuned
09/06/2018 14:39:15 CEST

Please help me choose which distro

Please help me pick a distro for the following hardware;

Ryzen 1800x 32 gigs of RAM @ 3200mhz Nvidia 1080Ti GSYNC Monitor 3440 x 1440 Razer mounse / keyboard and keybad NZXT Kraken 240mm cooler

I want a distro that the latest beta Nvidia drivers, will install without issues and lutris will work without issues. I need to make sure GSYNC works. I hate running old software but don't want the latest software with unmatched libraries that causes crashes.

I have been considering the following;

Ubuntu ( no choice but to add PPA galore) Fedora ( I think they have the fusion repository that has updated software. ) Solus ( im hearing good things about this as it's a rolling distro but they take their time with the changes)

Gaming will be my primary role Want to test Proton I also use a lot of nomachine to remote into my servers at home.

What you guys think ?

Yes I ran Arch and it was great until I wanted to use handbreak but some libraries updated and I had to wait 4 days or so till handbreak updated and it would work with the new libraries.

Thanks for any guidance.

09/06/2018 14:35:57 CEST

Life is Strange: Before the Storm arrives on Linux on 13th September!

Return to Arcadia Bay in Before the Storm, the three-part standalone adventure set three years before the BAFTA award-winning Life is Strange.

Pre-order now on the Feral Store.

09/06/2018 12:48:58 CEST

September 13th, Life is Strange: Before the Storm arrives on Linux!
URL: https://store.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-linux-games/lisbeforethestormdeluxe/
09/06/2018 12:46:09 CEST

Native steam games don't work whit steamplay

Non of my native games work in steamplay, is there any solution to this? I use opensuse tubelweed by the way.

09/06/2018 08:28:13 CEST

An update on the Linux version of We Happy Few
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/an-update-on-the-linux-version-of-we-happy-few.12504
09/06/2018 08:13:45 CEST


This little bastard is really throwing me for a loop lol. I'm currently on a mac and need this file. I've following the instructions here under the l3codec.ax section.


But it never asks me to install Gecko html engine and the BCM folder isn't created either. Ive tried to take l3codecx.ax from windows running on virtual machine, Vista and XP versions but they don't seem to exist in the system 32 folder. Any idea what I can do here? I appreciate your time.

09/06/2018 08:07:57 CEST

Getting same error while setting up many GOG games

When I try to install many GOG games that are windows only I continue to get an error saying "Please specify the location of part 1 and click OK." Even though I have the part and the the path is the directory with the part in it, it contiues to give the same error. I've tried it with three games: Divinity: Original Sin 2, Rime, and Xenonauts. It works fine with Xenonauts but not with the other two. Has anyone else had a problem similar to this and been able to remedy it? If someone could help me that would be much appreciated.

09/06/2018 07:19:48 CEST

NVIDIA GTX 10 Series Performance on Arch Linux
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/9de6nj/nvidia_gtx_10_series_performance_on_arch_linux/
09/06/2018 05:25:00 CEST

Weird FO:NV issues

So night before last I enabled Proton and installed NV. It played wonderfully except for random issues where the application would just close. No errors. Today I read a post about how the mod Anti-Crash might help. So I manually downloaded it and placed teh .ddl in the appropriate location. Tonight when playing for roughly 15 minutes I did not experience the crash, but occasionally the entire environment would darken.. when it did this I'd lose my entire UI along with my arms/weapon view. If I looked up towards the sky usually the view would lighten and the ui/weapon would reappear but looking back down towards ground level it would all disappear again.

Has anyone ran into this?

09/06/2018 04:48:23 CEST

Started a Discord server for talking about Wine gaming (and related platforms), the status of certain games on Linux/MacOS, and debugging them.
URL: https://discord.gg/HBk2zqa
09/06/2018 03:28:20 CEST

Discord server for discussing Linux and MacOS gaming. Receive support with Wine or Steam Play and talk about the status of games and debugging them.
URL: https://discord.gg/HBk2zqa
09/06/2018 03:17:53 CEST

Steam progress update on games with controversial content
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1708442022337025126
09/06/2018 02:18:57 CEST

Looks like Age of Wonders: Planetfall coming to Linux!
URL: https://twitter.com/APlanetfall/status/1036682601338232832
09/06/2018 01:16:15 CEST

Anyone else having issues with controllers in Steam games?

I'm on Linux Mint 19. Installed Steam directly from the .deb file off of their website just to make sure I had the "correct" version.

I was playing games on Steam for hours yesterday no problem with my PS4 controller connected via Bluetooth. Steam recognizing it as a PS4 controller. I was playing games like Hollow Knight no problem.

After taking a break and re-launching steam later that day however all of my controllers stopped working in ANY game. They only worked within Steam Big Picture mode.

I tried reinstalling steam 5 times with no luck (I even re-installed Linux at one point). I tried enabling and disabling any and all settings I could find relating to controllers, but no luck.

I've tried PS4 controller with bluetooth and USB as well as my Xbox One S controller bluetooth and USB, same story. Sad thing is that it works just fine on Windows so I wonder if it's either an issue with the Linux version of Steam or something in Linux itself.

09/06/2018 00:36:55 CEST

ROBLOX On Linux, Possible in 2018?

Can you play Roblox on Linux?

09/05/2018 23:57:30 CEST

Battlefield 5 Beta is running via Lutris!


I managed to get Battlefield 5 running via lutris, but not without a bit of work and a few lag issues, although I haven't tested on Windows so not sure what the FPS is like native. If you're looking to give this a test, I recommend installing the Battlefield 1 lutris script and then just installing battlefield 5 through that. Everything booted without issues but as I said, it was a bit laggy! This is promising though, as I could maintain a solid 40FPS in most areas.

Specs, incase anyone is wondering:

16GB DDR4 3000MHz

i7 7700k

GTX 970

Tested using Ubuntu 18.04!

09/05/2018 23:37:59 CEST

If help posts aren't allowed, I'm sorry.

I just upgraded my Toshiba Satellite to Ubuntu 18.04 and am having trouble getting wine to install. I use the laptop for work mostly (eJuice Me Up) and am having trouble getting it installed following the same tutorial I did last time. When trying to install Microsoft DotNET 3.5 with

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/ejuicemeup winetricks -q prefix=ejuicemeup corefonts msxml3 dotnet35sp1

I get err:WINEARCH not found. For those wondering I'm using this tutorial, which worked fine for me last time. https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/threads/install-ejuice-me-up-on-linux.437873/

09/05/2018 23:23:36 CEST

Lutris game closes directly

I tried to play World of Warships via lutris but after launching in it closes directly. I tried it several times reinstalling it but it didnt show up the the launcher.

OS: Manjaro fresh install, Vulkan Wine llvm and dxvk and python 3.7 upt to date

Speccs: FX8350, RX480, 16GB RAM

09/05/2018 23:00:23 CEST

Sticky request


For the couple of days , i'm seeing some Vulkan related help topics. Nearly 90 percent of them contains users with AMD GCN 1 and 2 era cards and therefore we recommend them every time to manually activating AMDGPU.

So , a clear manual towards to that would be great and helpful.

09/05/2018 22:52:53 CEST

Need help installing OW in Ubuntu

A little background: I have made the change from Windows to Linux for about 3 days, currently have Ubuntu and am still figuring out how things work.

I wanted to play Overwatch so I installed Lutris, then I was going to install some dependencies for the Blizzard App. First I managed to install Wine-Staging, which I think is the one I need in this case. Then I was going to install the other dependencies that I need but most guides and tutorials that I found are either not completed (don't show LITERALLY what you have to do to install said dependency for example) or outdated. If someone could point me into the right direction would be very much appreciated.

For reference my specs are: Intel i5 4460, GTX 1050Ti, 8GB. Running on Unbuntu 18.4.

09/05/2018 22:49:34 CEST

Error while trying to get DotA 2 to run o with -vulkan

Hello, when i run DotA 2 on Steam with -vulkan launch option, it gives the following error:-

Failed to initialize Vulkan.
Please make sure your driver and GPU support vulkan.

I would really like to run DotA 2 on Vulkan, but it won't run.

Things I've tried

  • Running "sudo apt install mesa-vulkan-drivers" and "sudo apt install vulkan-utils in terminal, to no effect.

Here are my specs(through terminal with sudo inxi -SPARM -GCDN -v1 -xGCRS ) :-

System:    Host: shivodit-sss Kernel: 4.15.0-33-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.31) Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: H110M-S2-CF v: x.x serial: N/A
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F2 date: 03/15/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6100 (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Skylake-S rev.3 cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 14784
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 800 MHz
           4: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Curacao PRO [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270/370 OEM]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6
           drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD PITCAIRN (DRM 2.50.0, 4.15.0-33-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.1.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-33-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1240.3GB (4.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WDS240G1G0A size: 240.1GB temp: 44C
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB temp: 39C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 220G used: 7.3G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 916G used: 48G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Info:      Processes: 206 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 936.2/7929.6MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A
           Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.3.56 
09/05/2018 22:01:01 CEST

Proton is great but i have small problem

I still have no idea how to get non steam games to fork for that steam overlay and steam controller. My main problem is that my gameing pc is no were near my bed or tv so i would want to stream games to laptop or phone but as far as i know i would need to get overlay to work for lets say overwatch

09/05/2018 21:34:19 CEST

Lutris 0.4.19 is available
URL: https://i.redd.it/8b240rqitgk11.png
09/05/2018 20:44:37 CEST

Lutris 0.4.19 is available
URL: https://i.redd.it/8b240rqitgk11.png
09/05/2018 20:43:48 CEST

Twitch Linux Community

Let me introduce myself a bit before I start here. I am a Game developer, I do everything on Linux and I do like to stream my progress.

Which brings me to Twitch. I am not looking to promote myself, I am not looking for contribution but a way to make myself visible to people who are interested would be nice.

There are currently two communities that are somewhat relevant to Linux one of them being


And the other:


I am curious if there are this many of us why there are not more followers in those Communities that would get notified when a Linux streamer is around.

Or can you think of a better way to promote a Linux friendly stream?

09/05/2018 20:39:11 CEST

Input latency on Linux vs Windows? Any benchmarks or tests?

Has there been any benchmarks or tests to compare input latency (Bluetooth game controllers, etc) on Linux versus Windows?

I've been reading articles that offer different opinions (shocking) about which has lower input latency.  I'd love to see any actual tests with high-speed cameras for the same game, etc.

09/05/2018 20:31:53 CEST

A Rolling Battle: Antergos vs. Clear Linux vs. openSUSE On Four Systems
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=sep-2018-rolling&num=2
09/05/2018 19:12:11 CEST

New (optional) Vulkan extension coming soon to fix DXVK rendering issues with Witcher 3 and other games!
URL: https://github.com/KhronosGroup/Vulkan-Ecosystem/issues/26#issuecomment-418530373
09/05/2018 18:10:34 CEST

My experience with SteamPlay/Proton so far

My specs ( fairly low actually ) :

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit

Intel Core i7 7700HQ

8 GB Ram

Nvidia GTX 1050 4 GB

Games installed on a 5400 Rpm 1 TB HDD

Nvidia Driver : 396.54

X version : 1.19

Games that i tested ( 15 games tested , 4 game from whitelist ) :

Crysis 1: It needs that command on launch option to work , otherwise it will run at 1 fps ( no jokes ). When it worked , it worked ok but not as expected since it was running on Wine's D3D10 implementation , not DXVK's.

Command for Crysis 1 : PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 %command%

Crysis 2 Maximum Edition : Worked great , out of the box

Ryse Son of Rome : Worked great , out of the box

Call of Juarez Gunslinger : Worked great , out of the box

Dishonored 1 : Worked great , out of the box

Deus Ex Human Revolution Director's Cut : Didn't worked great at first with some crazy stutter issue. After awhile , it started to perform it should be. However that game has an issue.

Quitting from game takes nearly 2 minutes. I don't know why.

Other than these , great performance ( after awhile ). Not a single graphical glitch. Just like situation with other games i've listed above.

Warhammer 40K Space Marine : Not working

Batman Arkham City GOTY : Not working

Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition: (Unplayable) It works and let's you create your character. After that:

1-) Intro narrative video is silent , there is no background video. Only subtitles are visible.

2-) When intro ends , game hangs. You need to hit Alt+F4

GTA San Andreas : It works

GTA Vice City : In order to boot , you need to press Alt+Enter in order to skip intro video , otherwise game will crash. Other than that , it works like it should be

Fallout New Vegas : Works , out of the box. However you need to turn off "Screen Effects" from launcher of game. Otherwise , you will see some blue and white dots appear/ disappear on screen.

As a side note : Go to Nexus Mod Manager and download anti crash mod to play for hours non-stop. It is a common issue on Windows and Proton. Another buggy Bethesda game. Good but buggy.

The Last Remnant: Worked great , out of the box

Tropico 4: Worked great , out of the box

Fallout Shelter: Worked great , out of the box

So , my conclusion is ; Proton is indeed a big step ahead. My only wish about it , i hope they won't take the route of usual Wine.

Breaking something when adding new things.

09/05/2018 18:08:17 CEST

There's another side to Valve's move with Proton

Right now if you're a developer and want to tap into the Linux market with minimal investment, the best way is to just publish your game on Steam.

Not that there are many games that decide not to publish on Steam, but this is a significant addition to what Steam offers to developers looking to publish their games: Now if you want to support Linux but don't want to go through the trouble of actually building binaries and/or libraries for it, you can just make sure it works under proton and publish your game on Steam.

It's somewhat similar to what Valve did when originally shipping Steam for Linux, providing a specific set of libraries that would be guaranteed to be installed on any system running Steam, meaning now you didn't have to make sure your game ran on every distribution, you just had to make sure it runs on Steam for Linux and call it a day. This is the same but for a specific version of Wine + DXVK.

It's not too hard to see that what Valve wants is to make the Steam platform the best and easiest way to publish on PC (including Windows, Mac and Linux). You just make sure your game runs well under the specific environment provided by Steam, be it the native linux libraries it provides or Proton, and Valve makes sure your game works on every PC on the market.

This is very similar to the console side of things, where a dev only has to make sure the game runs on a specific hardware, the difference being Valve still believes in keeping the hardware platform open.

09/05/2018 17:56:16 CEST

Indie racing game Super Indie Karts adds a new slower mode, it's actually pretty great
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/indie-racing-game-super-indie-karts-adds-a-new-slower-mode-its-actually-pretty-great.12499
09/05/2018 16:46:18 CEST

SteamPlay/Proton not starting games.

I am sorry if this has been discussed already but i just can't seem to find an answer. I've recently got into linux and i'm trying to get the steam games going on. Multiple people have reported that games i wanna play are working so i'm pretty positive it has nothing to do with that. Problem for me is like i've downloaded the game everything patched up, but when i wanna start it, everything goes right and then like nothing happens and it just goes back to syncing and ends the game. I've checked the processes while the game is supposedly launched, it is there, but nothing else happens. Like there's no even 2nd window opening that'll maybe get me some help to fix the issue. I've got both python2.7 and python3 installed. If anyone could help me out a bit i would be very grateful. Thanks in advance. Btw using Antergos.

09/05/2018 16:29:02 CEST

Slimedom homeward-bound - FREE until October 1st, 2018 on Itch.io | EULA-free | DRM-free
URL: https://whyat1872.itch.io/slimedom-homeward-bound
09/05/2018 16:27:08 CEST

My RX 580 / amdgpu experience so far

I just switched from a GTX 960 to an AMD RX 580, I would like to report some issues in order to help other people in a similar situation decide:

  1. mpv had issues with Wayland like vaapi not working and lack of windows decorations;
  2. fullscreen video playing in standard X sessions has severe screen tearing, I found workarounds using _NET_WM_BYPASS_COMPOSITOR and x11-bypass-compositor=never in mpv. It is like this by design: fullscreen apps are not managed by default in mutter (gnome compositor / window manager) and some other compositors for performance reasons. Every app going fullscreen is expected to implement vsync functionalities by itself. With nvidia hardware this is fixable with ForceFullCompositionPipeline;
  3. my dual monitor setup had issues with amdgpu.dc which could result in physical damage to a monitor (two hours of power cycles), I have found a work around and filed a bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1790861 ;
  4. opencl doesn't work with open source drivers. This prevents me from using Blender;
  5. I had a couple of slow downs in gnome/mutter hardware acceleration resulting in very low fps during animations and windows movement, I had to restart it in order to fix it, I don't really know how to reproduce the issue yet;
  6. https://www.gamingonlinux.com/wiki/Games_broken_on_Mesa the list of broken games on Mesa is very real, don't ignore or even underestimate it, in general the open source driver showed more compatibility problems than the proprietary nvidia driver. For me the most annoying hit was the unity3d editor: it is not usable with complex scenes as there are critical rendering errors;
  7. this one is hardware related but I'm still adding it to the list: Polaris hardware (I'm not sure about Vega) always forces the memory clock to the maximum when using multi monitor setups, can be seen with `grep "(MCLK)" /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/amdgpu_pm_info`;

I know this sheds some bad light on the beloved amd open source driver but I still hope it wont be downvoted into oblivion as it is an honest effort on helping people make an informed decision and it contains workarounds found after hours of searches, trials and errors.

09/05/2018 14:49:58 CEST

SOMA has really poor performance on Linux despite it working "better than windows" for many people. Anybody experiencing the same problem?

Some info. I have an HP Pavilion 15-cb0xx laptop. It has a GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile graphics card, 8GB of RAM and a i5-7300HQ processor. I'm running manjaro with the latest proprietary dirvers.

I have frustratingly seen posts like this one with some users claiming SOMA (and other games by the same developer) runs better for them under linux than Windows. But on windows I can run it with the highest specs no problem, whereas in linux I get unplayably low fps and stuttering even with more modest settings.

I was wondering if anyone has the same issue with this game.


09/05/2018 14:44:34 CEST

Recommendation for a Linux Gaming Mouse

I know that mice aren't Linux specific, but i have some percieved issues with my Logitech G503. It Feels like the mouse has Acceleration build in. Especially in Wine Games (Currently in Overwatch) this is close to unplayable. Slow movements do nothing while faster movements turn my 180 degrees. It's like a "sticky" mouse feeling. Add to that, that either my left mouse button is going, or detection is unreliable in either Linux or Wine (only ever noticed it in wine, as Overwatch is the Only FPS is play).

So, i'd like to try something new and buy with Linux in mind. I need at least two side buttons for forward and backwards. Other than that, i'm a palm Gripper and right handed. So, on the bigger side would be good. The old MX518 is my Gold Standard in terms of shape. The G503 works great too. I'm playing with low sensitivity, so i lift my mouse quite a bit. Either an inwards taper at the bottom, a recest spot for the thumb and pinky and/or Rubber or Roughned coating are needed. I had the roccat Nyth and that's unusable with the soft, slippy coating.

In terms of linux it should be either driverless or have a project support it (i heard razer and roccat both have a open source projects doing software for those mice). If it's wireless, that's a bonus.

I looked at the G703 (and tried it in store, so i now the size and surface is great for me) but fear i'll have the same Problems i face now. Since i've only ever had Logitech my whole life (apart from that Razer Nyth that my wife now uses), i have no clue what other Brands to look at for a quality mouse. Oh, and Budget would be sub 100$. Since it's primarily for testing, cheaper is better.

09/05/2018 14:26:32 CEST

GTA V stays on an infinite loading loop for Social Club.

Running a 970 with Linux Mint 19, with the DXVK config fix on, and corefonts all installed. GTA V goes into the launcher, logs me into Social Club, and infinitely loads.

09/05/2018 14:01:09 CEST

Shift 2

Hi everyone,

Can someone test NFS:Shift 2? I recently bought the retail version of the game from it's previous owner, and I can't figure it out how to run on DXVK, so I just wanna check out at least it works.


09/05/2018 13:53:44 CEST

10 Reasons Linux Gamers Might Want To Pass On The NVIDIA RTX 20 Series
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=10-Reasons-Pass-RTX-20-Linux
09/05/2018 13:04:32 CEST

Steam key give-away (Bastion, FORCED, FTL, LIMBO)

I've got a slight fever and was looking for a game to play to easy my mind. Found out that I've got a couple of spare keys that I've never used from games I already bought on another occasion. I guess most of you already own these from multiple bundles but maybe someone out there wants them, I have no use for them. I especially recommend FTL and LIMBO, PM me the game you want.

I'll update the list when a game is gone:



FTL: Faster Than Light

LIMBO - Worth it alone just to hear the glorious soundtrack by Martin Stig Andersen, the track Gravity Jump is a personal favourite.

09/05/2018 12:40:29 CEST

GameHub is testing an experimental proton/wine support for Humble/GOG games!
URL: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/commit/fd5a0e5f7160627b017dcf9e7109a8c8228735e1
09/05/2018 12:26:11 CEST

First video of our turn-based 4X strategy game [yes, for linux too]
URL: https://youtu.be/lIq6CYg1bR0
09/05/2018 11:53:01 CEST

Today I wanted to buy Furi from GoG, which is a windows only game, and something hit me

I was about to buy this game since it was on sale on GoG and it will probably never have a Linux version. But then I thought..."HOLD ON, let me check the unofficial Steam Play comatibility list" and someone managed to make it work!
So, I decided against buying it, I will wait until it's on sale on Steam.

I thought that Proton was just a move to increase Linux gaming players and sales but Valve also puts pressure on competition.

Well played GabeN

EDIT: Also MDK seems to work on Steam Play and now I regret buying it from GoG :(

09/05/2018 11:37:13 CEST

Overwatch on OS 10.13.6

Hey all, I am a complete, literal first day baby on my S/O's mac, trying to help them get Overwatch running so we can play together. Does anyone have a literal actual baby explanation for how to get this done? I'm not talking options, variations, nothing, just the absolute most basic do this, then this, then this instructions. I'm trying to figure out my way around Wine to avoid needing a windows partition on this mac (since A-I have no fucking idea how to partition a mac and B-it's her's and I want to muck around on it as minimally as humanly possible). Below are the specs for the unit, it's an iMac 2017:

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)

3.5 GHz Intel Core i5

8 GB 2400 MHz DDR4

09/05/2018 11:29:17 CEST

Could be a stupid question

Can't find out for the life of me how to use (or what even is) Winecfg. Is this a separate program from wine itself?

Following instructions I'm supposed to

Place all but the Quartz.dll file above in C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32 and set them to "Native" or "Native, Builtin" in winecfg -> libraries

But I have no idea how to access Winecfg. Any help is appreciated

09/05/2018 09:16:03 CEST

Can't get Intel GPU to work

So I reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 today and after doing so I've found that, for the life of me, I can't get my Intel GPU to work. The reason I want to do this is so I can use my Nvidia GPU as a pass through to qemu kvm.

I've gone as as far as checking all the proper intel drivers were installed, as well as uninstalling and black listing nouveau and nvidia. However this only sends me to a command prompt on reboot, forcing me to re-enable them to get to the desktop. I ran the following code:

lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|Display'

And this was the output:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 530 (rev 06)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] HD Graphics 530
    Kernel modules: i915
00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Skylake Gaussian Mixture Model
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. GM204 [GeForce GTX 970]
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia

I noticed the intel gpu lacks a "kernel driver in use" section, so I upgraded to kernel Linux 4.18.5 and still can't get the card to activate. Really stumped here =/

09/05/2018 07:39:43 CEST

Issue with Dungeon of the Endless on Intel HD Graphics 4000

Hey there!

I have managed to run other Windows games through WINE on my machine, but this one isn't making sense to me. It says on the AppDB that the game is on Gold status and that there isn't any need for special configurations.

However, when trying to launch it through Lutris (Windows Steam), it simply loads and then crashes, the startup screen doesn't even appear. When trying to load it from Steam for Linux (using Proton), it just shows a crash message which tells me where to search for the log files (error.log and output_log.txt are here).

My hardware is an i7-3632QM, which features the Intel HD Graphics 4000. This setup was enough to run the game on Windows. I'm currently trying to run it on openSUSE Tumbleweed, but I had the same issue on Ubuntu 18.04.

Do you think the issue is the Intel HD? If it is, is there any way to fix that? Or could it be anything else?

09/05/2018 04:57:35 CEST

Error with Origin in Wine

Every time I attempt to run Origin, I get this error message:

note: I tried using the script that should fix this issue but I keep getting the same error.

Unhandled exception: page fault on write access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x1123ef92).
Register dump:
 CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:0063 GS:006b
 EIP:1123ef92 ESP:0033cff4 EBP:0033d014 EFLAGS:00010246(  R- --  I  Z- -P- )
 EAX:0033d008 EBX:0033d30c ECX:00000000 EDX:00000000
 ESI:00000000 EDI:40e484d0
Stack dump:
0x0033cff4:  40e484d0 0033d234 0033d30c 0033d04c
0x0033d004:  0033d30c 00000000 00000000 40e484d0
0x0033d014:  0033d044 1123f034 0033d234 0033d250
0x0033d024:  0033d3a8 40fc4370 0033d30c 00000004
0x0033d034:  0033d3a8 0033d30c 00000004 00000001
0x0033d044:  0033d2ec 1124fccc 0033d234 0033d250
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  67 0x11b6cee3 in qt5webenginecore (+0x1b6cee2) (0x0033e7b0)
  68 0x10f5df3a in qt5webenginecore (+0xf5df39) (0x0033e82c)
  69 0x10f7c801 in qt5webenginecore (+0xf7c800) (0x0033e910)
  70 0x120b55e1 in qt5webenginecore (+0x20b55e0) (0x0033e98c)
  71 0x120b4bef in qt5webenginecore (+0x20b4bee) (0x0033e9b0)
  72 0x11b1db6f in qt5webenginecore (+0x1b1db6e) (0x0033ea04)
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  124 0x10efb473 in qt5webenginecore (+0xefb472) (0x0033fdf0)
  125 0x10099921 in qt5webenginecore (+0x99920) (0x0033fe28)
  126 0x0040102d in qtwebengineprocess (+0x102c) (0x00e12c00)
  127 0x00e12cc8 (0x00e12c60)
0x1123ef92: movb    $0x0,0x00000000
Module  Address         Debug info  Name (182 modules)
PE    340000-  378000   Deferred        qt5positioning
PE    380000-  3a1000   Deferred        qt5webchannel
PE    400000-  409000   Export          qtwebengineprocess
PE    410000-  752000   Deferred        qt5quick
PE    760000-  cfa000   Deferred        qt5gui
PE  10000000-13452000   Export          qt5webenginecore
PE  64000000-64126000   Deferred        qt5network
PE  66000000-66361000   Deferred        qt5qml
PE  67000000-67543000   Deferred        qt5core
ELF 7b400000-7b7ec000   Deferred        kernel32<elf>
  -PE  7b420000-7b7ec000                  kernel32
ELF 7bc00000-7bcfe000   Deferred        ntdll<elf>
  -PE  7bc10000-7bcfe000                  ntdll
ELF 7bf1f000-7c000000   Deferred        libgcrypt.so.20
ELF 7c000000-7c004000   Deferred        <wine-loader>
ELF 7c065000-7c07d000   Deferred        libgpg-error.so.0
ELF 7c07d000-7c093000   Deferred        liblz4.so.1
ELF 7c093000-7c0bf000   Deferred        liblzma.so.5
ELF 7c0bf000-7c14f000   Deferred        libsystemd.so.0
ELF 7c14f000-7c1aa000   Deferred        libdbus-1.so.3
ELF 7c1aa000-7c1be000   Deferred        libavahi-client.so.3
ELF 7c1be000-7c1cc000   Deferred        libavahi-common.so.3
ELF 7c1cc000-7c25e000   Deferred        libcups.so.2
ELF 7c25e000-7c2b2000   Deferred        libgssapi_krb5.so.2
ELF 7c2b2000-7c2b7000   Deferred        libkeyutils.so.1
ELF 7c2b7000-7c2ec000   Deferred        libk5crypto.so.3
ELF 7c2ec000-7c3c8000   Deferred        libkrb5.so.3
ELF 7c3c8000-7c400000   Deferred        uxtheme<elf>
  -PE  7c3d0000-7c400000                  uxtheme
ELF 7c407000-7c414000   Deferred        libkrb5support.so.0
ELF 7c414000-7c419000   Deferred        libcom_err.so.2
ELF 7c438000-7c43f000   Deferred        libxfixes.so.3
ELF 7c43f000-7c44b000   Deferred        libxcursor.so.1
ELF 7c44b000-7c45e000   Deferred        libxi.so.6
ELF 7c45e000-7c462000   Deferred        libxcomposite.so.1
ELF 7c462000-7c46f000   Deferred        libxrandr.so.2
ELF 7c46f000-7c47b000   Deferred        libxrender.so.1
ELF 7c47b000-7c482000   Deferred        libxxf86vm.so.1
ELF 7c482000-7c486000   Deferred        libxinerama.so.1
ELF 7c486000-7c490000   Deferred        librt.so.1
ELF 7c490000-7c4ab000   Deferred        libbsd.so.0
ELF 7c4ab000-7c4b2000   Deferred        libxdmcp.so.6
ELF 7c4b2000-7c4b6000   Deferred        libxau.so.6
ELF 7c4b6000-7c4e2000   Deferred        libxcb.so.1
ELF 7c4e2000-7c62c000   Deferred        libx11.so.6
ELF 7c62c000-7c641000   Deferred        libxext.so.6
ELF 7c641000-7c6d2000   Deferred        winex11<elf>
  -PE  7c650000-7c6d2000                  winex11
ELF 7c6d2000-7c6db000   Deferred        libffi.so.6
ELF 7c6db000-7c766000   Deferred        libgmp.so.10
ELF 7c766000-7c79c000   Deferred        libhogweed.so.4
ELF 7c79c000-7c7d8000   Deferred        libnettle.so.6
ELF 7c7d8000-7c7ed000   Deferred        libtasn1.so.6
ELF 7c7ed000-7c96e000   Deferred        libunistring.so.2
ELF 7c96e000-7c98c000   Deferred        libidn2.so.0
ELF 7c98c000-7cada000   Deferred        libp11-kit.so.0
ELF 7cada000-7cc70000   Deferred        libgnutls.so.30
ELF 7cc73000-7cc8d000   Deferred        kerberos<elf>
  -PE  7cc80000-7cc8d000                  kerberos
ELF 7cc8f000-7cd7b000   Deferred        msvcr120<elf>
  -PE  7ccb0000-7cd7b000                  msvcr120
ELF 7cd7b000-7cd9a000   Deferred        concrt140<elf>
  -PE  7cd80000-7cd9a000                  concrt140
ELF 7cf25000-7cf57000   Deferred        libexpat.so.1
ELF 7cf57000-7cfa2000   Deferred        libfontconfig.so.1
ELF 7cfa2000-7cfdc000   Deferred        libpng16.so.16
ELF 7cfdc000-7d099000   Deferred        libfreetype.so.6
ELF 7d0b8000-7d0d0000   Deferred        userenv<elf>
  -PE  7d0c0000-7d0d0000                  userenv
ELF 7d0d0000-7d1c2000   Deferred        comdlg32<elf>
  -PE  7d0e0000-7d1c2000                  comdlg32
ELF 7d1c2000-7d202000   Deferred        winspool<elf>
  -PE  7d1d0000-7d202000                  winspool
ELF 7d202000-7d23f000   Deferred        winhttp<elf>
  -PE  7d210000-7d23f000                  winhttp
ELF 7d23f000-7d25e000   Deferred        libz.so.1
ELF 7d25f000-7d27d000   Deferred        jsproxy<elf>
  -PE  7d260000-7d27d000                  jsproxy
ELF 7d27d000-7d2f9000   Deferred        wininet<elf>
  -PE  7d290000-7d2f9000                  wininet
ELF 7d2f9000-7d42b000   Deferred        oleaut32<elf>
  -PE  7d310000-7d42b000                  oleaut32
ELF 7d42b000-7d4ca000   Deferred        urlmon<elf>
  -PE  7d440000-7d4ca000                  urlmon
ELF 7d4ca000-7d4ff000   Deferred        secur32<elf>
  -PE  7d4d0000-7d4ff000                  secur32
ELF 7d4ff000-7d515000   Deferred        dhcpcsvc<elf>
  -PE  7d500000-7d515000                  dhcpcsvc
ELF 7d515000-7d529000   Deferred        psapi<elf>
  -PE  7d520000-7d529000                  psapi
ELF 7d529000-7d56f000   Deferred        usp10<elf>
  -PE  7d530000-7d56f000                  usp10
ELF 7d56f000-7d6aa000   Deferred        comctl32<elf>
  -PE  7d580000-7d6aa000                  comctl32
ELF 7d6aa000-7d6ce000   Deferred        imm32<elf>
  -PE  7d6b0000-7d6ce000                  imm32
ELF 7d6ce000-7d6e2000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7d6d0000-7d6e2000                  api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0
ELF 7d6e2000-7d703000   Deferred        bcrypt<elf>
  -PE  7d6f0000-7d703000                  bcrypt
ELF 7d703000-7d7d4000   Deferred        crypt32<elf>
  -PE  7d710000-7d7d4000                  crypt32
ELF 7d7d4000-7d7fe000   Deferred        iphlpapi<elf>
  -PE  7d7e0000-7d7fe000                  iphlpapi
ELF 7d7fe000-7d82f000   Deferred        netapi32<elf>
  -PE  7d800000-7d82f000                  netapi32
ELF 7d82f000-7d847000   Deferred        libresolv.so.2
ELF 7d850000-7d866000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7d860000-7d866000                  api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0
ELF 7d866000-7d886000   Deferred        dnsapi<elf>
  -PE  7d870000-7d886000                  dnsapi
ELF 7d886000-7d89a000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7d890000-7d89a000                  api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0
ELF 7d89a000-7d8b0000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7d8a0000-7d8b0000                  api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0
ELF 7d8b0000-7e26d000   Deferred        shell32<elf>
  -PE  7d8c0000-7e26d000                  shell32
ELF 7e28f000-7e2a3000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7e290000-7e2a3000                  api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0
ELF 7e2a3000-7e2b9000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7e2b0000-7e2b9000                  api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0
ELF 7e2b9000-7e2d2000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7e2c0000-7e2d2000                  api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0
ELF 7e2d2000-7e2e6000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7e2e0000-7e2e6000                  api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0
ELF 7e2e6000-7e2fa000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7e2f0000-7e2fa000                  api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0
ELF 7e2fa000-7e30e000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7e300000-7e30e000                  api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0
ELF 7e30e000-7e324000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0<elf>
  -PE  7e310000-7e324000                  api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0
ELF 7e324000-7e33a000   Deferred        vcruntime140<elf>
  -PE  7e330000-7e33a000                  vcruntime140
ELF 7e33a000-7e435000   Deferred        ucrtbase<elf>
  -PE  7e360000-7e435000                  ucrtbase
ELF 7e435000-7e559000   Deferred        msvcp140<elf>
  -PE  7e470000-7e559000                  msvcp140
ELF 7e559000-7e584000   Deferred        msacm32<elf>
  -PE  7e560000-7e584000                  msacm32
ELF 7e584000-7e63d000   Deferred        winmm<elf>
  -PE  7e590000-7e63d000                  winmm
ELF 7e63d000-7e665000   Deferred        mpr<elf>
  -PE  7e640000-7e665000                  mpr
ELF 7e665000-7e69f000   Deferred        ws2_32<elf>
  -PE  7e670000-7e69f000                  ws2_32
ELF 7e69f000-7e720000   Deferred        rpcrt4<elf>
  -PE  7e6b0000-7e720000                  rpcrt4
ELF 7e720000-7e87b000   Deferred        ole32<elf>
  -PE  7e740000-7e87b000                  ole32
ELF 7e87b000-7e8f1000   Deferred        shlwapi<elf>
  -PE  7e890000-7e8f1000                  shlwapi
ELF 7e8f1000-7e96b000   Deferred        advapi32<elf>
  -PE  7e900000-7e96b000                  advapi32
ELF 7e96b000-7ea9a000   Deferred        gdi32<elf>
  -PE  7e980000-7ea9a000                  gdi32
ELF 7ea9a000-7eca2000   Deferred        user32<elf>
  -PE  7eab0000-7eca2000                  user32
ELF 7eca2000-7ecb6000   Deferred        libnss_files.so.2
ELF 7ecb6000-7ecd1000   Deferred        libnsl.so.1
ELF 7ecd1000-7ecdf000   Deferred        libnss_nis.so.2
ELF 7eedf000-7efe1000   Deferred        libm.so.6
ELF 7efe6000-7f000000   Deferred        version<elf>
  -PE  7eff0000-7f000000                  version
ELF f79fa000-f7a64000   Deferred        dwrite<elf>
  -PE  f7a00000-f7a64000                  dwrite
ELF f7a64000-f7a7b000   Deferred        mfreadwrite<elf>
  -PE  f7a70000-f7a7b000                  mfreadwrite
ELF f7a7b000-f7aa3000   Deferred        mfplat<elf>
  -PE  f7a80000-f7aa3000                  mfplat
ELF f7aa3000-f7ac0000   Deferred        mf<elf>
  -PE  f7ab0000-f7ac0000                  mf
ELF f7ac0000-f7b79000   Deferred        msvcrt<elf>
  -PE  f7ae0000-f7b79000                  msvcrt
ELF f7b79000-f7be0000   Deferred        dbghelp<elf>
  -PE  f7b80000-f7be0000                  dbghelp
ELF f7bed000-f7bf2000   Deferred        libdl.so.2
ELF f7bf2000-f7dce000   Deferred        libc.so.6
ELF f7dce000-f7ded000   Deferred        libpthread.so.0
ELF f7e00000-f7e0a000   Deferred        libnss_compat.so.2
ELF f7e0c000-f7fc4000   Dwarf           libwine.so.1
ELF f7fc6000-f7fee000   Deferred        ld-linux.so.2
ELF f7ff1000-f7ff3000   Deferred        [vdso].so
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    00000021    0
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    00000068    0
    00000067    0
    00000066    2
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System information:
    Wine build: wine-3.15
    Platform: i386 (WOW64)
    Version: Windows 7
    Host system: Linux
    Host version: 4.15.0-33-generic

09/05/2018 04:29:24 CEST

A few questions regarding switching to linux

Hey, I am switching to linux on my laptop (pentium dual core 2ghz, nvidia 520m and 6gb ram) becouse after 6 years of use, windows became painfully slow. So I tried ubuntu, but I am considering switching to Manjaro. What Manjaro desktop is best for my laptop (gnome, kde or xfce). I would like to run emulators and a few low spec games on it (thief gold, hotline miami, deus ex, doom and quake source ports etc.). Is there a frontend like Launchbox for Windows, that organizes my ROMs and games. Also, where should I install the games. In the usr/share/games directory or in my home directory? Thank you in advance for taking the time and answering my questions.

09/05/2018 03:00:15 CEST

Getting XBOX 360 controller to work on vanilla Wine in Fedora

I haven't touched Wine in literally 10ish years.

But I want to get Spelunky running on my Linux HTPC in the living room so the kids can get off my computer. I installed wine and grabbed GOG Spelunky (which I own) and installed it and it runs fine. I tried googling for a bit today to get the Xbox 360 controllers working, but there are some issues with the results I'm finding:

  1. They are for getting 3rd party controllers or Steam controllers to pretend to be Xbox controllers. I have Xbox 360 wireless controllers already
  2. Many of them are out of date. I found a comprehensive link on Linuxquestions.org, for example, but a couple responses below someone says that's from an old version of Wine and no longer needed. There was mention of telling Wine to ignore js instead of event, but I'm not sure where I'm supposed to do that.

So any help to get me to where I'm not wasting time chasing solutions that have since been fixed by Wine's rapid development process would be awesome.

PS - I also tried looking through the Wine Wiki, but maybe I was using the wrong search terms because I didn't find anything about this in there either.

09/05/2018 02:33:16 CEST

Best way to record game footage(mostly frame rate counter)?

Not sure if I should post this here or like a game recording sub, so if this isnt the right place I'm sorry. But Ive been reading into this so I can show my brother the frame rate of games under linux since hes interested in switching too. But obs and kasam seem to need vsync on to let hte game run (even with them not recording) without them being a stutter fest. I know its doable, since ive seen videos of it before, but I don't know how.

09/05/2018 02:00:44 CEST

Dragon Quest XI works flawlessly via SteamPlay

Just installed it. GTX 1070 / i7 4770 / Antergos

09/05/2018 01:24:54 CEST

Issue with steam games on Arch linux

Hey so I've installed steam on arch linux and tried to play some games. The problem is that the games are displayed fullscreen but only on the bottom left corner the rest is just black. I have a I3 as a wm if this information helps

09/05/2018 00:13:18 CEST

GTA Online in Wine


A friend of mine would like to play GTA Online in Wine, but he doesn't know if the anticheat system of the game could be a problem. Has anybody tried? Can he play?

Thank you very much

09/05/2018 00:06:57 CEST

GTA Online on Wine


A friend of mine would like to play GTA Online in Wine, but he doesn't know if the anticheat system of the game could be a problem. Has anybody tried? Can he play?

Thank you very much

09/04/2018 23:48:54 CEST

Help Plz Arma 3

I just Recently install Linux on my main system because of the release on Steam play and I wanted to install Arma 3.the servers that I usually play on require the up to date version of Arma 3 that is on WIndows 18.4 but the Linux port is on 18.2.

Is there any way I can install the windows version of Arma 3 and have it run through Steam play. Plz help I'm getting a headache from all of this lol.

09/04/2018 23:42:09 CEST

Everytime I run Steam in Wine, there is no internet

Anyone help plz?

09/04/2018 23:39:47 CEST

GeForce Now returns DLLs not found and error 0000007b

Hello there,

I'm in the process of making GeForce Now work under wine, and have made progress until now. There is some DLLs that GeForce Now needs to make it work and Winetricks doesn't support them. This is what I get. I don't know how to install these without it breaking again. I tried manually putting in some DLLs, and they still have not worked, either with the app not finding the DLLs, or returning (error c000007b)

err:module:import_dll Library api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-2-0.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\ncrypt.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library api-ms-win-core-heap-l2-1-0.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\ncrypt.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library NTASN1.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\ncrypt.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-2.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\ncrypt.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library api-ms-win-core-delayload-l1-1-1.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\ncrypt.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library ncrypt.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\libcef.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library libcef.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\GeForceNOW.exe") not found

err:module:import_dll Loading library qwave.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\Bifrost2.dll") failed (error c000007b).

err:module:import_dll Library Bifrost2.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\GeForceNOW.exe") not found

err:module:import_dll Loading library qwave.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\Bifrost2.dll") failed (error c000007b).

err:module:import_dll Library Bifrost2.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\Geronimo.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library Geronimo.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\GeForceNOW.exe") not found

err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\GeForceNOW.exe" failed, status c0000135


​EDIT: Some of these DLLs are found in the same folder as the app. I've added Bifrost2.dll to the System32 and even the SysWOW64 folder, and it still doesn't seem to work. Is there a proper way to add DLLs?

09/04/2018 23:34:42 CEST

huge issue with steam play games installed at a auto-mounted ntfs-3g drive

so, i have a 700gib ntfs drive that i automount with ntfs-3g to /media/mss/Stuff, which is a folder owned by me, mss. but now it gets auto mounted by init at the boot, the owner of the folder shows up as root even though me as the user can read, write and delete things on that folder/drive.

when you enable steam play for all games and want to install something, it asks you the directory you want to install. i wanted to give skyrim with proton a go and selected my auto-mounted ntfs-3g drive as i have not that much space left on my gentoo partition, created a folder to install the games and started the download.

after it got downloaded, i simply double clicked it and i was able to see what's going on as i started steam by ./steam.sh from the /home/$USER/.steam/steam directory. after i launched skyrim, it spit out an error in the terminal (not as an error box or anything, it just showed up on my terminal that i launched steam with) that said:

wine: /media/mss/Stuff/Steam/linuxgames/steamapps/compatdata/72850/pfx is not owned by you

so, does this mean that i can't install steam play titles in my auto mounted ntfs drives?

heres's the fstab entry for the said ntfs drive

# [S][Stuff][/dev/sda3][ntfs-3g]
/dev/sda3   /media/mss/Stuff    ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0   0
09/04/2018 22:26:14 CEST

DLL errors (ncrypt, bifrost, etc)

Hello there,

I'm in the process of making GeForce Now work under wine, and have made progress until now. There is some DLLs that GeForce Now needs to make it work and Winetricks doesn't support them. This is what I get. I don't know how to install these without it breaking again

err:module:import_dll Library api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-2-0.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\ncrypt.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library api-ms-win-core-heap-l2-1-0.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\ncrypt.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library NTASN1.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\ncrypt.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-2.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\ncrypt.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library api-ms-win-core-delayload-l1-1-1.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\ncrypt.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library ncrypt.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\libcef.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library libcef.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\GeForceNOW.exe") not found

err:module:import_dll Loading library qwave.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\Bifrost2.dll") failed (error c000007b).

err:module:import_dll Library Bifrost2.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\GeForceNOW.exe") not found

err:module:import_dll Loading library qwave.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\Bifrost2.dll") failed (error c000007b).

err:module:import_dll Library Bifrost2.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\Geronimo.dll") not found

err:module:import_dll Library Geronimo.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\GeForceNOW.exe") not found

err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Z:\home\tyler\Downloads\Untitled Folder\lass\GeForceNOW\CEF\GeForceNOW.exe" failed, status c0000135


​EDIT: Some of these DLLs are found in the same folder as the app

09/04/2018 22:20:26 CEST

Victory At Sea Pacific - WWII naval combat game - releasing September 14th
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/victory-at-sea-pacific-to-release-on-september-14th-with-linux-suppo.12494
09/04/2018 22:12:36 CEST

Kalypso Anniversary Sale at Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=kalypso&os=linux&specials=1
09/04/2018 21:36:46 CEST

Kalypso Library on Sale at Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/kalypso/
09/04/2018 21:33:56 CEST

How to turn off the mouse accelertion

Hello every one

A new old Linux user back to it after a long time but I am facing a small problem

As the Title said everything is fine in my gaming side but the only problem is the stupid mouse acceleration thing the feeling that I am not in control of my mouse is not beautiful so how can I turn it off I am on ubuntu by the way

09/04/2018 21:01:02 CEST

Hitman performance on Wine vs Native

Does anyone here know if Hitman 2016 runs better via Wine/Proton than the native version? I want to get some better performance in that game, with my R9 Fury. In NPC heavy scenes, it drops to 30 FPS, outside of that its around 50 FPS.

09/04/2018 20:42:35 CEST

Whitch sensor is what
URL: https://i.redd.it/ka90624dm9k11.jpg
09/04/2018 20:30:50 CEST

I just relaunched an old game 100% free

in 2016 I made a 2d game in Unity, I tried to put a system with ads and coins ( which you gain seeing ads ) and facebook share to try to viralize it through social media. It didn't work, got some few thousand downloads and that was it.

So I decided to resurrect the game, remove all ads and facebook, and share it for free and try to use that to advertise my other game ( and other future games ) and also advertise my brand. Hope this works!

link: https://badjano.itch.io/mole

Waiting for review on the appstore, and android I lost the keystore password so I think I will share the APK on itch.io too

09/04/2018 19:18:30 CEST

Steam game suggestions for my 9 year-old son

Hello friends, It's my video game loving boy's 9th birthday next week and I'm going to give him a laptop that I rescued from its original fate as a Windows Vista computer. I've installed a fresh copy of Lubuntu and set it up as best I can to be a child-friendly machine.

The specs are underwhelming, but serviceable: 1.86Ghz Intel core duo processor, 4gb RAM, integrated graphics. I'm not a gamer myself and I'm totally in the dark about where to start. I was thinking the easiest move would be to make him a Steam account and pre-load it with some hardware/age appropriate games. Does anyone have some suggestions for a few titles that would fit the bill? Thanks!

09/04/2018 18:55:29 CEST

Things I learned about Lutris &amp; DXVK that were not readily apparent &amp; why xinput is not your friend

Let me preface with this: I am not complaining.

I went down the rabbit hole this weekend to get WoW running in par with my windows boot and along the way encountered lots of oddities and gaps in documentation that in hindsight were kinda obvious but when you are in the thick of it, not so much. Hopefully these notes will help someone else out...

Also, I found what I think is a major flaw in xinput, with a few scattered posts about the same over the years but no posted solutions and will talk about that a bit since I did find one.

Ok so Lutris. If you want it to work properly you need to install wine-staging from the project site directly first. You also need to enable i386. You also need to make sure your video drivers are up to date, and you absolutely need to make sure you purge the old versions in the process. It would not hurt to also manually install Vulkan and Mesa, again before you install Lutris. May as well get the wine gecko packages while you are at it just to be safe. The docs mention this next one, but so will I: get the ms core fonts package. It might be named something different for your distro, but for UB it was something like ttf-mscorefonts.

You really do need all that stuff before-hand.

Lutris doesnt come with the latest DXVK. Instructions mention installing it but not how... Basically you look at the DXVK project for available version numbers, then type the version number into the box in the game config you want to modify and press enter. The thing handles it on its own from there. Not at all intuitive, but thats what they have.

Next some of the info says if you use DXVK to also disable PBA. They say "set this variable to #" but they do not say how. That info is set on the advanced page of the game config, its got a panel with cells of variable names and values. Change it there, and press enter before you click save. If you dont press enter, it wont save.

When you run your game, it will have a HUD by default if its DXVK. No hud? Not working. (this depends on the config where you disable PBA, the hud settings are in there)

Now in my case I was up and running at and around 100fps, I was happy... But I use a Razer Naga mouse, which has a keypad on the side. Any input to this keypad while using the keyboard made the game hang.

Only it was not the game. It hangs the whole X session. It is also not specifically the mouse that causes it, the same thing happened when I tested with a nostromo keypad, a logitech mouse with a keypad on it, and a seperate full keyboard. Keystroke input from two devices at once = X faceplant. The pause was about half a second per keystroke, so repeated keystrokes meant repeated delays. This behavior did not present without X running.

I tracked it back to xinput which creates a 'virtual core keyboard' and a 'virtual core pointer', and assigns all keypad devices to one and all pointer devices to the other. Xinput is apparently not capable of handling keystroke input from two keypads at once, but it does let you create a new virtual device and assign your physical device to the virtual, at which point the problem goes away completely.

Unfortunately you cannot just create one virtual keyboard, it also creates a 2nd virtual pointer. Which renders a 2nd pointer on screen... Which you cannot control unless you assign a 2nd mouse to it.

So if you are struggling with xorg xinput multiple keyboard lag, there ya go.

Overall, I am happy to finally toss windows on the back burner. Today is a good day.

09/04/2018 18:52:20 CEST

League Of Legend.
URL: https://i.redd.it/xbozvh50y8k11.png
09/04/2018 18:14:36 CEST

BloodyIron on Linux Gaming - Pilot Episode 1 - Overwatch - Low-Spec AMD
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsUZ0LYyz54
09/04/2018 17:47:02 CEST

BloodyIron on Linux Gaming - Pilot Episode 1 - Overwatch - Low-Spec AMD
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsUZ0LYyz54
09/04/2018 17:47:00 CEST

MAME with Linux (Solus)

Having said goodbye this week to Windows forever, I have been getting to know Linux and my distro of choice has been the wonderful Solus.

The latest MAME is always available in Solus software center / Solus repository, just click install and thats it, Solus will install MAME automatically.

All I needed to do is add roms, they are not available in the repository.

Attract-mode is in the Solus software center as well, should you want to use it too.

So far I have only added the roms and the latest cheatfile, configured a controller (Xbox 360) and its very smooth sailing now, all the games I have tried so far are working just perfect.

Loving it.

09/04/2018 17:20:05 CEST

Getting G-sync working on desktop and in games

Hi all,

So I installed mint 19 cinn 64 bit (dual boot win 10), and afterward set the nvidia driver and updated it. So in the settings I have the nvidia settings but when I open it there are basically no options available there. And in "display" all it gives me are basic resolution settings, no refresh rate option.

I have a GTX 1080 and the dell 1440p gsync monitor.

Any tips to get it working? It's a must for me to even move forward.

As an aside I also noticed that Mint seems much buggier than when I had Mint Isadora about 8 years ago as my daily driver for over a year. Is it cinnamon acting up? Do you think I'd have a more stable experience with mint xfce or Ubuntu?

09/04/2018 17:11:22 CEST

Diablo 3 Lutris - Unable to start D3D

Apparently this is a problem on windows native too. Anyone know a workaround for wine?

09/04/2018 16:50:22 CEST

Fight off a magical hyper-breeding bunny horde in Fluffy Horde, the trailer is completely insane
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/fight-off-a-magical-hyper-breeding-bunny-horde-in-fluffy-horde-the-trailer-is-completely-insane.12489
09/04/2018 16:47:41 CEST

Thoughts on buying Windows titles then complaining if they work poorly with Steam Play?

As I was mulling the question of how Steam Play impacts whether or not we should buy or not buy Windows titles, it occurred to me that one option is to buy Windows titles then complain loudly in the forums if they don't work well with Steam Play. Even if they aren't officially supported by Steam Play. Kind of dirty pool, yes, but I'm more interested in being effective than nice. No doubt the pubs would try to push us to complain to Valve instead, but those posts would still be negative PR (and saying Steam Play instead of Linux would even introduce FUD in average users minds). It seems like one way that we might get the big pubs to notice us and possibly at least support Steam Play better, if not give us native ports. Thoughts?

09/04/2018 16:46:38 CEST

Prison Architect update 16 adds cooperative prison building
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/prison-architect-update-16-adds-cooperative-prison-building.12493
09/04/2018 16:46:36 CEST

The Universim patched, should now work for everyone without a manual fix
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-universim-patched-should-now-work-for-all-linux-users-without-a-manual-fix.12491
09/04/2018 16:46:18 CEST

Zombie Panic! Source is coming in the next release, beta soon
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/zombie-panic-source-is-coming-to-linux-with-the-next-version-beta-soon.12490
09/04/2018 16:45:46 CEST

Day of Infamy - €3.35 (-73%) on Fanatical for next 24h (stock limited)
URL: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/day-of-infamy
09/04/2018 16:04:54 CEST

Is there a 'better' or 'best' distro for Steam Proton right now?

I'm finally in a place where I can make the switch to Linux. The final tipping point is with steam proton. I dont game too much but I do have a few that I wont leave Windows without.

I have been shopping around with which distro I want to use. I have used Fedora, mint, and currently Ubuntu on my laptop. So far I have enjoyed ubuntu and mint more. But the intrigue of using Manjaro and pacman really has me close to picking that for my desktop.

My one hold up is, will Manjaro play the games I want to well? Unfortunately there really isnt enough reporting in the compatibility website for me to draw a good conclusion. That being said, has there been a distro that has worked better for the majority of games over others? Has anyone been tracking those type of metrics?

09/04/2018 15:56:27 CEST

More native clients?

Is there a way to push the big publishers with their own clients (like battle.net, origin, uplay etc.) to create an Linux native client which use proton as compatibility layer because uplay at most make me rage about it.

09/04/2018 15:35:33 CEST

Moved to AMDGPU, should I use Wayland or the standard X server?

With Nvidia hardware this wasn't really an option, now I'm not sure which way I should take. I did some basic tests and I discovered only two things: 1) mpv doesn't work with vaapi under wayland 2) DOOM doesn't show any kind of screen tearing even without VSync enabled. I'm not sure about performance in games and other possible issues.

Can you please shed a little light on this?

09/04/2018 15:31:39 CEST

Switching to Linux for gaming some final questions before making the jump

So I am thinking of switching to linux for gaming now that Wine DXVK and steamplay are a thing I have dualbooted my main rig with Ubuntu 18.04 and am in the process of testing if enough of my games work in wine dxvk or steamplay before wiping out windows. My main question is what percentage of windows games will be playable day 1 thanks to wine and dxvk and lutris and how much fiddling and tweaking is nessasary just to get things running . I don't mind fiddling with wine if I have to the main thing holding me back is that on windows everything will be working off the bat while on wine dxvk things might not work at all.

09/04/2018 15:23:31 CEST

I've been noticing a pattern in the Steam Play Compatibility Reports

As I look through the games I own, the vast majority of reports that are at least silver or better are using NVIDIA cards. Being that I own an AMD card (R7 265), that puts me at a disadvantage. Of the AMD hardware that does work, it seems to be RX or Vega that have the best luck. I'm wondering if others on AMD hardware are having the same experience.

09/04/2018 15:18:46 CEST

Benchmark WoW BfA - Wine/DXVK vs Windows 10 (x-post /r/wine_gaming)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbY2U8mQK5U
09/04/2018 15:09:17 CEST

Benchmark WoW BfA - Wine/DXVK vs Windows 10
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbY2U8mQK5U
09/04/2018 15:08:18 CEST

Gaming On Linux: 2 Ridiculous Myths And 2 Brutal Truths
URL: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/09/04/gaming-on-linux-2-ridiculous-myths-and-2-brutal-truths/#6eb6fa465524
09/04/2018 14:56:07 CEST

Vsync / refresh rate problem.

So with steamplay now i tried testing if gaming on linux has improved substantially and it did. There is still a lot of work to be done but man it looks promising.

I have however one problem, it is entirely linux related i think.

I have a flatscreen that does not run at 60 hz but at 59 hz, no matter what i try (kubuntu) i cannot get my refresh rate at 59hz in linux, it keeps defaulting to 60hz.

So when i try to game (even native linux games) and scroll the screen i get massive tearing issues regardless of vsync on or off.

I use an nvidia 970 GTX and installed the latest drivers, it doesn't help.

Changing the refresh rate in nvidia control panel defaults it back to "auto" once i close the dialog box.

The same happens in the display parameters from kubuntu, i can set the refresh rate but it defaults back to 60hz.

Whats even worse is that i have a second (actually third but ok.) CRT monitor still connected to my computer (good old dos games !). That monitor runs at 85hz and sometimes Linux tries to run at 85hz on my 60hz flatscreen ....

Some native linux games insist on starting on the secondary monitor (TV) even if the primary monitor is my flatscreen. (Shadowrun or example)

I do not understand why linux (or kubuntu) has so much trouble respecting what monitor to use or what refresh rate to use.

Cheers for any info.

09/04/2018 14:53:04 CEST

Steam Play and Proton are Great, but Still Beta.
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/steam-play-and-proton-are-great-but-still-beta/
09/04/2018 14:05:12 CEST

FYI - CSGO - Fullscreen Issues.

So it looks like CS:GO has been having some issues. If you are unable to get the game to run properly add -windowed parameter to your launch options. This issue has been affecting users on all platforms. I just tried and it works now.

09/04/2018 13:58:58 CEST

No Dialogue or Music in Skyrim Special Edition (Ubuntu)

I Recently switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu Linux, And Earlier today, when I installed Skyrim special edition using steam play, I had no music, and no Dialogue. (At least that's all i noticed was missing) I already tried Verifying the integrity of game files, and reinstalling. Any Suggestions / Help would be much appreciated.

09/04/2018 13:56:45 CEST

[X-Post] Download/Run Windows Versions using Proton - Introducing Native2Proton

This information has been heavily requested and has led to the creation of Native2Proton. A runner that should automate the process for you. At the moment it is quick and dirty. It is still very much a work in progress and new features and functionality will likely arise as users request it. If you would like, you can rename any of the "rungame.sh" runners to a more suitable name and add it to your Steam as a non-steam game.

sudo apt-get install git

git clone https://github.com/Holston5/Native2Proton.git && cd Native2Proton && chmod +x Native2Proton


Should get you going.

You must own the game you wish to download already. Paths are case-sensitive so type carefully.

09/04/2018 13:03:29 CEST

PoE on linux

My life would really be complete if I could play PoE on Linux. Any idea how I can promote steam to work in this?

09/04/2018 11:38:59 CEST

Partial trailer release for our upcoming indie RPG (yes, for Linux)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMES3p-5z8M&vq=hd1080
09/04/2018 10:43:41 CEST

Palying Age Of Empires 2 on Endless OS

I'm using Endless OS on my laptop, I'd love to aoe2 again (Age Of kings would be fine for me but any aoe2 could be ok for me).

I tried virtual machine (Gnome-Boxes) with no luck as the game (probably due to the lack of video driver) dies immediately with an error. Even tried to Emulate Win95 in DosBox managed to have video drivers but had same effect as vm.

KEEP IN MIND: Endless uses Flatpak so Wine or Lutris won't work

09/04/2018 08:52:18 CEST

Can I install GTA 5 Social Club Version with Steam Proton?

I bought the Social Club version of GTA 5 and was wondering if I could install that and use that through Steam Proton. Anyone have any ideas or is this common knowledge?

09/04/2018 08:10:36 CEST

Is it possible to run proton manually?

I have one or 2 games with sub-par linux ports. I imagine they'd be better if they were run in proton, but steam won't let me.

Is there a way to run proton manually?

09/04/2018 07:36:54 CEST

Is there another project to replace GLXOSD?

Hello! It's a simple enough question, with a bit of depth to my reasoning.

See, I dual boot, and I use RivaTuner (through MSI Afterburner) to track the average FPS of games on my Windows partition. Until recently, I used GLXOSD to do similar in Linux, but when I updated to Ubuntu 18.04, the program no longer had a release, and I could not for the life of me get it to build from source (it wanted the freetype library, and even installing that and pointing cmake and the CMake GUI interface to it didn't build it, saying it still didn't have freetype). I'd fix it myself, but I don't understand how it was made in the first place, let alone what I need to do to fix it.

So my question is three-fold. One, has anyone else had luck building GLXOSD from source on distros newer than when the developer abandoned it, and if so, how? Two, is there an active project working on enabling similar functionality, and if so, where? Three, if neither of these are true, how do I go about learning to do something simple in that regards? If there's anyone with the necessary experience, I'm receptive to learning how, and have a little code experience behind me (some in Python, some in JavaScript, and most of it in the not-useful-for-my-problem HTML & CSS).

My necessary requirements for an alternative program are pretty simple:

  1. It needs to hook into any (or at least most any) game I throw at it, which is why Phoronix doesn't do what I want.
  2. It needs to log the FPS (and preferably the average, and lowest values, but those are more wants than needs) to a file. A .csv would function perfectly.
  3. As a want, I'd like it to also display the FPS live in-game, but if that's not an option I can understand.

Again, I am receptive to learning & helping if a new project is needed.

09/04/2018 07:36:32 CEST

Warframe On Linux! ...On Steam, Via Steam Play!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvxqLZ8snNg
09/04/2018 06:53:59 CEST

Surreal puzzle adventure 'The Gardens Between' releasing September 20th, art looks amazing
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/surreal-puzzle-adventure-the-gardens-between-releasing-september-20th-art-looks-amazing.12488
09/04/2018 05:40:10 CEST

Dealing with all sorts of amusing illnesses in Two Point Hospital, my thoughts
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/dealing-with-all-sorts-of-amusing-illnesses-in-two-point-hospital-my-thoughts.12486
09/04/2018 05:39:42 CEST

Terminal Dino?

Anyone know of a terminal game like the dino game that shows up if you open a browser (certain ones) offline?

09/04/2018 05:20:56 CEST

Having some issues with WINE

So I've been playing Rimworld on my Mac using win to open it. The first run was great, no errors or bugs Wine wise. I save and quit the game for tomorrow, but now when I open I get pretty broken screen. The screen consists of the game but there's usually two large black bars on the side with at odd times artifacts of what I last saw on the mac; Firefox tabs or sometimes some menus. Anyone know any fix to this?

Here's a screenshot of the odd mess. Screenshot

09/04/2018 04:10:09 CEST

Dead Island? But which one.

A while back I played a Dead Island game that worked natively on Linux but I recently tried a few of them and they do not seem to be what I played. You start off in a hotel during the tutorial first level? Which one would that be?

09/04/2018 03:19:18 CEST

DOOM is on sale at 6,40 € (Steam key), there are other Bethesda titles on sale too
URL: https://www.gamersgate.com/campaign/id/6888/
09/04/2018 03:13:40 CEST

Which laptop for Linux gaming?

I'm having trouble deciding on a replacement for my ancient Samsung R580.   I'm looking to spend around AUD$1300.  

I've narrowed things down to either a Thinkpad E585 (2700u, 16gb, 512 PCIe ssd) or a secondhand laptop with a decent nVidia like this:  https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/burwood/laptops/dell-inspiron-7577-gaming-laptop/1193876284 (a secondhand unit would need to be in Melbourne so I can see it before I buy).  

On one hand the nVidia option will give me better performance, but they don't seem keen on supporting open source tech like Wayland and part of the reason I'm being forced to upgrade is because the binary closed source drivers for my current nVidia card in the R580 is no longer supported on new kernels.

The 2500u/2700u seems to have a few minor teething issues with Linux, but given that AMD has gone open source for it's drivers I feel like I'd get more life out of it (plus I'd get a warranty - for what that's worth).  Can't decide!

09/04/2018 02:06:11 CEST

Anyone else having this issue lately?
URL: https://i.redd.it/95hj4wdzz3k11.jpg
09/04/2018 01:36:33 CEST

Glyphs of Eldamir -- A 'Pay What You Want' Dungeon Roguelike (217% Funded!!)
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/legitgames/glyphs-of-eldamir-a-pay-what-you-want-dungeon-rogu?ref=2h8pg0
09/04/2018 01:03:50 CEST

Panoroma Requires a Fulll Rendersystem. Dota2


I got this error when I try to launch Dota2 from Steam. I'm newbie on linux distros so if you can help me I'd be glad.

09/04/2018 00:42:51 CEST

Errors on Wine and Cemu

Hi, I want to play Breath of the Wild on Cemu on Linux (Kubuntu 18.04 + Wine Staging 3.14) as performance is pretty bad on Windows for AMD cards. My system is an i5 6600 3.9GHz, RX 480 8GB, and 16GB DDR4 RAM. I got everything set up and working (new cemu 1.13.0f folder with gfx packs, cemuhook, mesa driver installation), and the emulator launches fine. I am able to configure everything in emulator settings and can even edit game profile, etc.

The problem happens when I start the game. It attempts to compile the shader cache (I have a 9k one in the transferable folder). It stops at 200 and just crashes. Here is a log of my Konsole application.

The game makes it to the main menu if I remove the shaders in the transferable folder, as it skips the shader compilation step. However, as soon as I load my save file it crashes with this error. Any help would be great. I'm not sure what's going wrong with the shader compilation or with Wine itself. Thanks.

09/04/2018 00:37:59 CEST

Xplane and Linux.. well great! • r/Xplane
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Xplane/comments/9cppn8/xplane_and_linux_well_great/
09/04/2018 00:21:44 CEST

The Witcher 3 is 50% off on Steam, and with Proton counting as a Linux statistic I will finally buy it!

I hope it works at least :)

09/04/2018 00:14:09 CEST

Steam Play doesn't work on anything?

Hey, I've been experiencing some issue with Steam Play not willing to launch any game whatsoever(even Fallout Shelter which is on the whitelist). It seems that all of the games which rely on Steam Play is launching for a sec and then closing(as in now window opens and it just synchronizes back with steam afterwards). If anyone has any idea as to a fix I would greatly appreciate it

09/04/2018 00:12:03 CEST

Rivals of Aether runs great on Steam Play! [X-Post with r/RivalsOfAether]
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/RivalsOfAether/comments/9cp6yt/psa_rivals_can_run_on_linux_through_steam_play/
09/03/2018 23:20:01 CEST

Steam doesn't seem to work

So when I finished downloading Unturned on Antergos, it takes a long time to preallocate resources and when it's done verifying, it downloads the game again...Wait what? Am I either doing something wrong here or it is likely a bug on Steam? Either way, it's not much of a problem for me right now.

09/03/2018 23:07:15 CEST

How is it possible that there's no alternatives to Afterburner on Linux?

YES. I'm pissed.

AMD released some official drivers a few years ago which would allow you to OC and play with your GPU through a GUI, to then drop it later on.

Nvidia proprietary drivers have some GUI to OC (I think) but their open source drivers are crap.

Now, amdgpu/open source drivers, they work great but there's nothing like a GUI to either OC your card or control it in any way. YES, you can use radeon-profile which is a shitty and buggy piece of software and whoever coded it didn't even finish because gpu load is not displayed correctly. On top of this, whoever owns a RX series gpu needs to increase the power limit on the gpu otherwise the gpu throttles, yet, there's still no way to fix this other than doing some weird things with your kernel when booting.

How is it possible that after so many improvements we had on linux over the last 5 years no one with the knowledge decided to create such tool? I'm not an expert but is it really that hard? Can we start a freaking kickstarter and pay some guy to develop it? I can donate 100 euros, fml.

09/03/2018 22:44:21 CEST

lcurse: Python script to have a "curse" compatible client for linux
URL: https://github.com/ephraim/lcurse
09/03/2018 22:34:22 CEST

Fallout: New Vegas on Proton

Anyone else getting random application quitting while playing Fallout NV through Steam/Proton on Linux?

09/03/2018 22:02:45 CEST

Use Intel gpu for normal and Nvidia for gaming?

Can I manually switch or automatically switch between intel and Nvidia to get maximum battery life ? I have msi laptop with integrated gpu and I have installed Nvidia Driver!

09/03/2018 21:59:45 CEST

LUP - Proton - Semi Interview with CodeWeavers
URL: https://youtu.be/MWdOHptMVzg?t=2430
09/03/2018 21:23:16 CEST

Windows 10 to Ubuntu - view points from a 14 year Windows Admin

This is a interesting one for me, as I have been a die hard fan Windows fan since the early 90s. Even now I have several Windows desktops 3.1, 95, 98, Windows XP, and a Windows 10.

As a massive gamer, Windows is the bottom right gates of hell. Not only has tech changes cause games to not work so has the OS at a fundamental level. Even emulator such as DOS-box etc, never truly capture how the game play on it's original systems.

As you can tell I love games, and Windows. I have over 14 years of industry experience, currently working at a Telecom company as a Windows System Admin. Moving my career forward in the Cloud space, with AWS certs.

This is not just from the "gaming" viewpoint however from a work, and general daily use view. I find myself daily battling Windows 10 on 200+ laptops, each one has it's problems, most of the time it's stable until I decided to patch things and thanks to Microsoft that is almost twice a month.

At home my machine is down for updates with what it seems like a daily patch, and reboot after I get on it. Not to mention I have been downright strange performance issues, and crashes nonstop for the past few months (which after my switch to Linux no longer makes me believe it's hardware issue).

So recently decided to switch it up from Windows 10 to Manjaro, as I heard how amazing it was and it had a few things such as a rolling release and some newer packages etc.. However I really didn't care for the Arc way of installing packages that were outside of Pacman, as all my previous experience in Linux has been Debian.

So I dumped that distro and went back into Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (even got a new 1TB SSD for this project), running most of my major games/applications, with a dual boot back into Windows 10 as I do need to work with the devil.

Spent most of the long weekend working away on it, getting it to the point where I am spending about 90% of my day in Linux. Besides the general performance increase, the almost better gaming experience, command tools (AWS etc) guess?

How quiet it is, it's really shocking to see a operating system at boot boot and general use only use around 2GB of RAM (my base boot of Windows 10 before I open a browser is like 8-10GB), and Linux doesn't prompt for endless shit.

No update this, update your antivirus, update this driver, update that, punch that cat. I have been working away, and gaming today and just notice how much quiet everything my computer even seems to be running a bit quieter.

Really think if this is what Valve is working on, and if Linux is really pulling its butt together for general usage. Windows may find it self up against another brick wall with the shit they are pulling with Windows 10.

Lots of people are buying Mac laptops nonstop cause even at my work teams are sick of Windows 10.

Game on!

09/03/2018 21:16:29 CEST

GOG are doing a 'Back to School Sale' with plenty of Linux games on sale
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/gog-are-doing-a-back-to-school-sale-with-plenty-of-linux-games-on-sale.12487
09/03/2018 20:46:47 CEST

Hotline Miami 2 bug on Linux has been (possibly) fixed

In the level Death Wish, there's a bug in Tony's segment(linux only) that results in one of the enemies not moving from his spot. After the recent Proton update, I figured I'd see if the bug might've been fixed and, lo and behold, the thug chased me(once I died and the second time I got him).

I lost my save file and had to start from the beginning, hence why only two tries(I'm burned out just from getting to that point), but let me know if it works for you guys or if I was just lucky.

09/03/2018 20:38:10 CEST

Anyone have any luck sharing a steam library between Windows and Linux?

I've mounted my Windows filesystem in Ubuntu 18.04, and added that steam library to Steam's list. All of the games show up, but they're all eternally updating. Even if the game is "done" updating and I try to play it, it attempts to launch, gives up, then says it's 0% done updating 0/0 bytes.

From my searching, it sounds like people have had success doing this. What exactly are the steps required to make this work properly?

09/03/2018 19:56:58 CEST

Weird freeze bug in Medieval 2 Total War

I currently run Mint 19 Cinnamon, before it came out I was on Mint 18 (.1-.3) Cinnamon, and everything was working fine before. But since switching, there's a weird freezing bug in Medieval 2 on Mint 19.

The bug looks like this, the game starts up fine, but when it begins loading the logos and the intro background music it just freezes before anything appears. Now here's where it gets weird:

If I press alt-tab, the game starts running normally, but as soon as I get back into the game exclusively it stops. This beahaviour continues in the main menu and inside the game (battles). As long as I hold alt-tab and theres the screen overlay which shows other apps the game runs normally, I can highlight and click stuff and use the mouse, but as soon as I let go and the game is on the screen by itself, the picture freezes but the mouse keeps moving only nothing (menu items etc) gets highlighted, only the sound keeps running. If I click on something in this frozen state, it gets accepted and executed after the screen overlay comes back and the game comes back alive. This can be replicated by pressing the volume buttons on my keyboard, a volume overlay appears and the game lives as long as the overlay is on the screen, as soon as I stop pressing the volume key and it disappears, the games screen freezes. I am not the first with this problem:


Maybe someone here has found this bug in other games, or someone from Feral Interactive or Linux Mint is on this Forum and could find the problem and have it fixed?

Details: Mint 19 Cinnamon, everything worked fine in Mint 18 Cinnamon with the same Kernel. The game is running natively from steam, not in WINE.

09/03/2018 19:46:45 CEST

Divinity Original Sin 2 audio issue Steam Play

D:OS 2 was the first game I was excited to test with steam play. I performed a new install on mint 19. I followed all the suggested steps to get the game up and running from here: https://spcr.netlify.com/app/435150 including renaming all the appropriate files. The definitive edition boots up and runs flawlessly with one minor bug... The audio for conversation and the narrator don't work at all.

I added in the xaudio2_7 override, and sound works everywhere else, except for when in conversation. Did I miss something completely obvious?

09/03/2018 19:39:22 CEST

The developer of the dungeon crawler Gloomhaven is keeping an eye on Linux support requests
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-developer-of-the-dungeon-crawler-gloomhaven-is-keeping-an-eye-on-linux-support-requests.12483
09/03/2018 19:22:58 CEST

Controller not working in witcher 3 after 3.15 update

I was able to make my steam controller be recognized as an xbox controller in witcher 3 by running sc-controller, however after update from 3.14 to 3.15 it stopped working.

After fiddling around a bit, i found that in wine control i get two instances of an xbox controller (or two instances of configurations - i'm not sure):


By default the first is chosen and it's not doing anything in the Test Joystick tab. When i choose the second one it recognizes the inputs correctly. I was wondering if this is somehow connected to Witcher 3 not seeing my controller as an xbox controller?

Beyond the update to wine, i have not touched any configurations that were previously working.

09/03/2018 19:01:26 CEST

Indie FPS 'War Brokers' update released tweaking quite a lot of the game
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/indie-fps-war-brokers-update-released-tweaking-quite-a-lot-of-the-game.12481
09/03/2018 18:22:58 CEST

FreeOrion, the free and open source 4X strategy game has a new release
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/freeorion-the-free-and-open-source-4x-strategy-game-has-a-new-release.12480
09/03/2018 18:22:15 CEST

Twin-stick shooter Moss Destruction enters Early Access
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/moss-destruction.12484
09/03/2018 18:21:43 CEST

If we want linux gaming to take off we need to put pressure on devs to make installing a new hard drive for linux as easy as it is in windows.

In windows when I need to install a new drive i put it in the pc, turn it on and then go to disk management and hit format.

In linux : install the drive, download gparted, format/mount the drive. "Oh you thought you could us it now? FUCK YOU! ENjoy not having privileges on it" - your computer Un mountand try to do it via the command line "Nice try but FUCK YOU again! Its not in the /ect/fstab/ have fun not mounting it"

then google and get told to do what didnt work.

Give up, go to windows and format/mount it there so it'll finally work for your linux install. ... it shouldnt be this hard, we should be able to stop using windows but no they wont make a mounting application that works without jumping through hoops. Fuck it im uninstalling linux now im done it'll never take off until its usable which at this rate is never.

09/03/2018 17:49:36 CEST

Vaporum, the very impressive dungeon crawler adds gamepad support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/vaporum-the-very-impressive-dungeon-crawler-adds-gamepad-support.12482
09/03/2018 17:29:00 CEST

Gaming fact

Do you use wine to game on Linux ?Or simply play official linux game? please reply

09/03/2018 17:09:38 CEST

Steam Link to Linux server

I can't get my steam controller to work from the Steam Link App to a linux serer. Everything boots up fine but no input from the controller. I can still hit the guide button to get it to come up but no dice in game.

I've tryed Hyperlight Drifter (native steam game) and Metal Gear Rising (Steam Play Game) Same result.

Any suggestions?

09/03/2018 16:29:49 CEST

Testing Gaming on Linux (Ubuntu MATE) in 2018 - Part 1, Initial Setup &amp; GPU Driver Disaster? [EposVox]
09/03/2018 16:21:26 CEST

Many issues with latest nvidia 396 driver on Ubuntu MATE min install

I have had quite the experience with latest nvidia drivers on my Ubuntu MATE min install. At first it was screen tearing, which I managed to fix by forcing the full composition pipeline. But when enabling this option, it caused all media to noticeably stutter. I am out of ideas and I've tried almost every fix a Google search has to offer. What can fix both issues? The reason I'm using the beta driver is so I can use proton, and I don't have the same issue on my Ubuntu desktop, which runs proton with no issues whatsoever.

Another issue is that when booting with a custom xorg.conf, after I login the screen is black with just the cursor, which I can move. For some reason switching to a tty and back fixes this. I wonder if it could be related to the issue I'm facing right now

Nouveau driver has no problems except for performance.

If it's the driver version, could I possibly downgrade my driver and attempt to use proton? Proton is said to require the latest 396 release, but I'm sure I ran it on my Ubuntu desktop with the 390 driver.

Notable information: GTX 1050 I'm using a projector Epson HC1060 (perhaps this has something to do with it, even though the screen tearing isnt present on my other sources) I recently upgraded to a 1080p projector, and before this I had no issues (AFAIK) installed Ubuntu on net install image with mate min desktop option ticked

I will provide the actual driver number and any logs required when I have access to the machine again.

09/03/2018 15:39:14 CEST

2 free &amp; popular "surviving" games on Itch.io | EULA-free | DRM-free | Itch.io GNU/Linux client available (aur, deb, rpm)

My 2 ¢: These guys really deserve more attention for supporting our gaming platform, and they really have some great games! Also, check this out:

itch.io has always been pay-what-you-want for buyers, it will soon be pay-what-you-want for sellers. I’m calling it open revenue sharing.


p.s. if you enjoyed these games and if you can afford, don't forget to tip the devs ;)

09/03/2018 15:22:12 CEST

Doom Sourceports Not Working

Hi, so I installed both GZDoom and RBDoom to use them with the Doom 3 BFG (GZDoom for Doom 1 and 2 included in the BFG Edition), but I found some problems:

  1. GZDoom says that it can't find gzdoom.pak3, I have no idea by.

  2. RBDoom, the version on the Arch AUR... asks me for my Steam Login Info, yes, username and password.

09/03/2018 15:06:13 CEST

Steam Play/Proton compatibility list

Hi guys. Today at work as was googling and finding something that felt like 80.158 different lists of compatible games.
So I thought why not create a simple table on GitHub. Did the first batch in my lunch break. Here it is.
If you like it, correct it and contribute to it :)

Github Compatibility Table

09/03/2018 14:54:07 CEST

GTA V is 16€ atm on Steam, worth the gamble?

I'd love to play GTA V on linux. I'm kind of a no tux no bux guy, who refuses to use SteamPlay Beta, because he wants games to be natively supported or at least officially whitelisted. But right now, GTA V is 16€. What do you think on that deal, do you think there will be better deals on the next sale, with the game officially whitelisted?

09/03/2018 14:45:43 CEST

Is it possible to backup/copy/move SteamPlay games from one PC to another?

My PC Case is not very mobile and I don't have internet at home. Is it possible to take my laptop to a mate's, install games using SteamPlay & Proton and then somehow move them via USB eHDD to my desktop PC?

Normal Steam is easy, what with Backups and also manual copy/paste. I'm concerned because of the extra dependencies that this won't be possible with 'Windows Only' games on Linux.

Any advice or experience on the matter would be appreciated :)

09/03/2018 14:38:36 CEST

Strange slowdowns launching certain games from BPM. There Can be a "misterious" task in background.

According with this detailed description ( https://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse/discussions/1/1291816880499593115/?ctp=4 ) there is a valve task called CIPCserver which Can start and generate a heavy load during certain games. The strange thing is that It happens only if you are launching them from BPM and that It only affects some games. At the moment i have planned to verify this phenomenon for the two games i suspect more: dirt rally and ryse-son of rome. If someone Can make further testing Will be appreciated.

09/03/2018 13:53:22 CEST

pyLinuxWheel, a little-great utility to configure our Logitech Steering Wheels
URL: https://jugandoenlinux.com/index.php/homepage/generos/software/item/971-pylinuxwheel-una-pequena-gran-utilidad-para-configurar-los-grados-de-nuestros-volantes-logitech
09/03/2018 13:18:33 CEST

Nvidia gpu always running ?

Hey I’m new to Ubuntu (just installed yesterday) and I’m satisfied without almost everything except one thing ! The laptop fan is always running and the keyboard area is getting warm just by doing web browsing ! I check monitor app but cpu are just running low so I guess it must be gpu which is running fast ! How can I fix this please ? I have MSI laptop ( intel gpu + Nvidia ) and I have installed Nvidia Driver!

09/03/2018 12:57:14 CEST

Linux market share on Steam now 0.59% - the highest for almost a year
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php?module=steam_linux_share
09/03/2018 11:05:05 CEST

GamersGate Bethesda sale - for those wanting to try out some Proton games
URL: https://www.gamersgate.com/campaign/id/6888/
09/03/2018 07:34:10 CEST

Redout complete edition Is 75% discounted on fanatical

Here's the link: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/redout-complete-pack

The game Is reported as stable/completely stable on Proton aside from framedrops on certain levels.

It costs 21€/24$

09/03/2018 07:08:08 CEST

Far Cry 2 i can not use dx10 with dxvk

i installed dxvk0.70 but i can not set the game do directx10

09/03/2018 06:12:15 CEST

Just ordered my new SSD exclusively for Linux.

Been wanting to do the switch from Win7 for a long time. I knew my days on the OS were number as 2020 approaches. I was intending to do the switch at the last and final moment but seeing how Valve Proton is making such huge waves I figured why not get in on it early!

I'm intending to just keep it simple. Probably go with Xubuntu as I am familiar with it. I have an RX 480 GPU and an Intel i5-4590 and 16GB of ram. What kind of FPS hit should I be expecting to take on linux native titles vs windows emulated (through proton)?

And is there any suggestions or tips for me to get the most out of my GPU? Perhaps a specific driver version?

Also, I play some Overwatch and that is not a steam title. Would I just fumble my way through Wine to get it running?

Thanks in advanced!

09/03/2018 05:53:08 CEST

Final Fantasy XV + WINE + DXVK
URL: https://v.redd.it/sk1gee332yj11
09/03/2018 05:40:11 CEST

Has anyone had any luck getting controllers to work with Cuphead?

I can't get my steam or xbox one controllers to work with Cuphead using proton, but I see some reports on the google sheet and github page that they had some success.

09/03/2018 03:20:08 CEST

[Proton] Certain games that have launchers do not recognize dedicated AMD gpu


Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this question, please let me know and I will find somewhere else to ask.

I recently got a new to me laptop that has an Intel iGPU and a dedicated AMD gpu chip (Radeon R7 M265) and install my distro of choice Solus. Was trying out some games with proton and installed Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut and Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition. When looking at the graphics options for these games in their respective launchers, I noticed that it did not list the AMD gpu only the Intel Graphics Chip unlike Windows where the launchers do recognize the AMD gpu.

I asked on the Solus sub and someone told me that Solus did not support the AMDGPU-PRO drivers and all I should need is the open source AMD drivers (mesa is installed as well, I do not remember right now if I have vulkan installed). The person did give me a link to a Solus forum post to a thread where someone mentioned that one could use DRI_PRIME=1 steam but the launchers for these games still do not seem to recognize the other gpu.

Now granted I obviously don't know if this is because of Proton or if is because the open source drivers do not allow these games to see the AMD gpu so that I can switch to using them in game.

I do not believe I have any native/ported games that have launchers like DE:HR or Fallout 3 to see if they recognize the gpu (but if someone knows of a command or something that I could use to see what gpu a game is using I'll try it out).

Could anyone give me any tricks to get these games to recognize the AMD gpu? Or if someone could tell me of a distro that can get these games to recognize the gpu. If I have to use the Intel gpu with these games then I'll do that but of course they are going to run better with the AMD one.

If I need to provide any more info about my laptop, please let me know :)

Thanks for reading!

09/03/2018 03:04:07 CEST

Has anyone gotten Portal Knights running?

I am in process of trying to transition to Linux (Manjaro distro) from Windows. I have Lutris set up, and I am enrolled in the Steam beta (Steam Play). I have tried both methods. After downloading and installing, when I try to run it, I get the cursor in the style of Portal Knights, but nothing else. Any ideas?

09/03/2018 00:15:16 CEST

Skyrim SE sound problem

Hi i installed skyrim SE but i have a problem sound work and npc voices work but then after some time i get no voices, i installed xact so that it seems not to be the problem, anyone having similar problems?

09/03/2018 00:09:58 CEST

Lutris not installing any applications?

Need some assistance installing some games/launchers with Lutris. I'm trying to install Origin and Battle.net and I keep running into the same problem, the lutris script doesn't actually install the launchers when it completes an install and when you try to launch either one it states the application cannot be found. I'm running Ubuntu Budige 18.04.1 with a GTX 970 and i7 4790k, any help would be greatly appreciated!

09/02/2018 23:33:53 CEST

Open76: Interstate '76 engine re-implementation in Unity [WIP]
URL: https://github.com/r1sc/Open76
09/02/2018 23:31:59 CEST

Just ordered an RX 580 upgrading from my old GTX 960 and I have some questions about Linux compatibility

Hello everyone,

I've avoided ATI / AMD hardware all my life because of the problems related to the old drivers. Some months ago I bought a new monitor, an LG 34UC98-W, which is a 34 inches 3440x1440 75hz free sync monitor. Being my old STRIX GTX 960 4G unable to push decent performance on such a large monitor (even at 2560x1080) I started looking for a new GPU but because of the mining crazy I didn't get one until now: I just bought a SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 4GB (http://sapphirenitro.sapphiretech.com/en/580-4.html) for 220€. It seems like a good deal but I have some questions for you Linux folks:

  1. I have a dual monitor setup, does the open source driver work fine on dual monitor setups?
  2. I read that freesync only works on the AMDGPU-PRO driver, does the installation of this driver come with additional headaches?
  3. Other than ethical motivations are there any other reasons to use the open source driver instead of the proprietary one?
  4. Does HEVC (h265) 10bit hardware video decoding work on both drivers?
  5. Is there any other possible issue I should know?

Thank you for the help :-).

09/02/2018 23:12:03 CEST

Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy

Has anybody gotten Crash to run on Steam Proton without having to go offline? I like to go for achievements so this kinda sucks for me but I really love this game.

09/02/2018 23:04:01 CEST

Which Steamplay title are you most happy to enjoy at this time?

For me it has to "THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII STEAM EDITION." At one point I had this working via Lutris but it had too many issues that I had to touch up from time to time. All of those issues are gone so far with Steamplay.

Other titles I'm happy to enjoy

  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut
  • Orcs Must Die!
  • Offspring Fling! (the Linux native version was limited to browser and was cumbersome for HTPC gaming with the family)
  • Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi
  • Max Payne
  • Man Hunt
  • Sanctum
  • Jamestown (played and ended this on the native DRM-FREE version via Humble Bundle but it was a hassle to get up and running proper)
  • Crimzon Clover WORLD IGNITION (my 2nd favorite game to play via Steamplay. It was gifted to me by a friend and I could not getting working via WINE before. Now it runs without issue and is awesome)
09/02/2018 22:55:36 CEST

A thanks and some of my steam games

Someone here helped me take a good crack at getting StarTrek: Klingon and StarTrek TNG: Honor gaurd going. That one installed and tried to start before crashing wich is weird as of the apps and games I've tried they've all at least started.

On the other hand TombRaider: Underworld so far works great.

If any of you guys are into old school games sometimes Sam and Max hit the road works great as does day of the tenticle.

StarTrek online I got to work fine by adjusting some setting FWIW

09/02/2018 22:39:08 CEST

[Guide] How to make all of your controllers work at the same time in most non-Steam games (games using SDL) (FIXED guide, please try this guide again, previous one was wrong)

Posting this again because I made a huge mistake by not defining a null variable in /etc/environment first, so anyone who tried my guide previously and had it fail should try with these new instructions. I've also made it much simpler, it's almost completely scripted now.


Q: Who is this guide for?
A: For most everyone running games outside of Steam as long as they have a controller detected properly by Linux (see "Verify your controller is set up properly in Linux" section to verify this). There are several different scenarios that this guide provides a solution for:

1) If you're already aware of the SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG environment variable fix for SDL games, you might have realized that the fix only works for one controller model at a time. This guide will get it working for ALL your controllers at the SAME time.

2) If you've tried the SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG environment variable fix and it didn't work, you should go through this guide to make sure you have it set up correctly, and you should also go over the section for searching for and modifying the per-game "gamecontrollerdb.txt" file.

3) If you've tried other fixes to get your gamepad recognized by games, and they didn't work!

4) If you're unhappy with your controller's button mappings, and the game itself doesn't provide a way to remap the buttons to your satisfaction.

Q: Which games are SDL2 games?
A: Many/most games use it. If unsure, try this fix! An example of these kinds of games would be many GOG games.

Q: In a nutshell, what does this guide actually do?
A: The main section is first defining the SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG in your /etc/environment file, then adding the same variable to each user's profile for the entire SDL_GameControllerDB database so that all defined controllers will work in SDL games (the /etc/environment part was accidentally omitted from the first guide, but is required). For me, this brought my PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360 controller all to life inside various games including Dead Cells and Stardew Valley when run outside Steam. You can use the SDL2 Gamepad Tool to do this for a single controller, but my guide does it for all of them at the same time. If the game includes its own controller database file, you will need to modify it, which is also covered by this guide.

Q: What if my gamepad doesn't work in Steam's Big Picture Mode?
A: After following the controller verification section below, try installing the steam-devices package on Ubuntu/Mint then re-plug-in your controller and restart Steam and this may fix your issue like it did for me, but otherwise this guide isn't about Steam.


Verify your controller is set up properly in Linux

Option #1: Does it work in Steam or any other games already? If so, skip this section! If you've gone through this section and your controller is detected, but it isn't working Steam Big Picture Mode, try installing the steam-devices package on Ubuntu and Linux Mint and re-plugging in your controller and restarting Steam. Leave a message below for anything needed like this on other distros and I'll add it.

Option #2: Check for the /dev/input/js0 file. If it exists, your controller was detected.

Option #3: Install jstest, jstest-gtk, or any other jstest tool. In jstest-gtk you should see the controller device (hit the refresh button if you plugged it in after opening the program). With command-line jstest, run

jstest /dev/input/js0

and you should see your controllers name followed by button information. If you hit the controller's buttons, you should see all that info printed out on the screen. Hit CTRL-C to quit.

Option #4: Use evtest. You may need to run with elevated privileges:

sudo evtest

If your controller shows up in the list, you should be good to go.

Further Troubleshooting: Verify your controller pops up in lsusb:

watch -n0.5 'lsusb'

Properly recognized controllers will show up in /dev/input/js# or /dev/input/event## which the aforementioned programs utilize. You should also see the name of your controller in /dev/input/by-id/usb-*. If you have problems with this, you may have a driver issue and should look into alterenatives such as xboxdrv and search for why your controller isn't being recognized. If you're on an older or stable distro, upgrading your kernel may be needed to get newer controller drivers.


SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG environment variable fix for multiple controllers (fix #1, for many games)

1. First, we have to set the SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG environment variable in your /etc/environment file. This can be set to empty as we're doing here, but setting it in this file is required. This is file is owned by root, so editing it will require entering your password. If your file already has the entry, it will not be added. Open a terminal and run the following command:

grep SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG= /etc/environment || echo SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG= | sudo tee -a /etc/environment

2. The following command downloads the controller database from here and modifies it to be an environment variable. Run the following command in your terminal:

cd $HOME ; wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gabomdq/SDL_GameControllerDB/master/gamecontrollerdb.txt ; grep Linux gamecontrollerdb.txt | grep -v '# Linux' > .controller_config ; sed -i '1s/^/SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG="/' .controller_config ; sed -i '$s/$/&"/' .controller_config

3. Configure your user profile to source this file upon logging in. If you don't understand how this works, simply run the following command which will source the controller config file in your .bashrc, .bash_profile, and .profile files, ensuring that it gets put in there.

grep -q controller_config .bashrc || echo '. "$HOME/.controller_config"' >> .bashrc ; grep -q controller_config .bash_profile || echo '. "$HOME/.controller_config"' >> .bash_profile ; grep -q controller_config .profile || echo '. "$HOME/.controller_config"' >> .profile

If you get a "No such file or directory" error, fear not, you most likely don't need it in that file anyway!

4. REBOOT!!! This is needed because of the modification you made to /etc/environment in step #1.

5. Run the following in a terminal to verify the environment variable is set properly.


You should get the huge list of controller configuration strings in the Linux section from here, one controller string per line. This is the SDL controller configuration database.

6. Plug your controller in and run your game to see if that fixed it. If not, move to the next section.


Modifying your SDL game's local database file (fix #2, for specific games)

If the above environment variable fix doesn't make your game recognize your controller, do a file search in the game's install folder for "gamecontrollerdb.txt". If it's there, that's most likely your problem. Your version of the game has an older and now outdated controller database that doesn't have the configuration line for your newer controller. To correct this issue, simply copy/paste the new database lines into that file, or simply download and save the entire newer gamecontrollerdb.txt file over the existing one (making a backup might be a good idea just in case). Then start or restart the game and it should be using the updated database.

FEZ is one example of an older game released a while back that includes an older controller database file with it. Replacing the old database file with a newer one fixes this game.


To find out if your controller is missing from the database, to generate a new controller mapping line you can then add to the database, or to create a different button mapping (fix #3 for controllers unknown to the database)

To simply find out which database controller mapping string is supposed to be for your controller, you can install your distro's package of, or the flatpak version of, sdl-jstest. The flatpak version is available in the Software Manager on Linux Mint due to its flatpak integration, or you can get it on any other distro after installing flatpak and adding flathub to your flatpak repo. You can then install and run

flatpak run io.gitlab.sdl_jstest.sdl2_jstest/x86_64/stable -l

to list the controller info and get the config string. This should be in the database and in your SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG environment variable. If it's not, you'll need to create a new mapping.

You can generate your own mapping configuration string. See the SDL_GameControllerDB github page for more info about how to do this, but you can do this by using any of these:

1. SDL2 Gamepad Tool - Third party cross-platform tool with GUI (Windows, macOS and Linux). Likely the easiest tool to use. This tool has automatic controller database updating, and can set your SDL environment variable for you, however this may only place a single controller into either /etc/environment or your user profile, so this won't allow multiple controllers to be used with certain SDL games.

2. SDL2 ControllerMap - The controllermap utility provided with SDL2 is the official tool to create these mappings, it runs on all the platforms SDL runs (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, etc).

3. Steam - In Steam's Big Picture mode, configure your joystick. Then look in [steam_installation_directory]/config/config.vdf in your Steam installation directory for the SDL_GamepadBind entry. It is one of the last entries, it will look something like this.

"SDL_GamepadBind"       "030000004c050000c405000000010000,PS4 Controller,a:b1,b:b2,back:b8,dpdown:h0.4,dpleft:h0.8,dpright:h0.2,dpup:h0.1,guide:b12,leftshoulder:b4,leftstick:b10,lefttrigger:a3,leftx:a0,lefty:a1,rightshoulder:b5,rightstick:b11,righttrigger:a4,rightx:a2,righty:a5,start:b9,x:b0,y:b3,"

Unfortunately, Steam does not output the platform field, so you will need to add it manually. At the end of the generated entry, add "platform:Linux,".

09/02/2018 22:18:32 CEST

Dota 2 on linux corrupt update file

Hello, I've been running dual boot mint/windows and my dota is on linux side. My steam library on linux is divided between ext4 and ntfs partition and since dota will always say corrupt update file when I place it on ntfs partition, I put it on ext4 partition. Now the problem is, it still say the update file is corrupt because steam for some reason download it to temporary folder in ntfs partition first before applying the update to the game files in ext4 partition. How do I change where the temporary download file location should be?

09/02/2018 22:17:59 CEST

Civilization V - Vox Populi Mod - getting it to work in Proton

I consider this mod essential for playing Civ and it sadly only works in Windows.

Link for those interested: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/dlc-modpack-and-43-civ-version-repository.609278/page-16#post-15116408

I have tried applying the modpack to the Linux version and running it. Unsurprisingly that did not work. I also tried adding the Windows install of the game + Modpack I have on my other petition to Steam and running it, but that resulted in the game not starting. I am guessing Steam doesn't know that I am trying to run a Windows game and doesn't apply it's Proton voodoo. Any thoughts?

09/02/2018 21:13:29 CEST

Ntfs problem steamplay

Hi, I can't run games with proton on my ntfs partition. I followed the guide about ntfs-3g uid gid ecc... Still doesn't work for me :((

my fstab is this:

UUID=3082849182845CEA /mnt/3082849182845CEA ntfs-3g uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

I mount it through ubuntu application "disk". Here the screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/U9KVXVF

How can i fix? I don't want to buy another hdd only for an ext4 partition >.> ty!

09/02/2018 21:12:07 CEST

Good cheap parts for a Linux gaming rig

I’m a student with a small budget around 200-300$ and I’m looking to build a Linux PC for playing games like stardew valley, TF2, dead cells, Skyrim and fallout 4/ up coming 76. I’m ok with buying used and I’m aiming for 720p 30fps min . Any part suggestions?

09/02/2018 20:53:46 CEST

@Mostly_Linux on #Mostly_Gaming Podcast Episode 0.23: Best Games Writing
09/02/2018 20:48:32 CEST

Stop minimizing with BorderlessFullscreen

Playing games, in windows, i can have a game set to borderless fullscreen, and move my mouse to the second monitor, do stuff in firefox, youtube, etc and the game would stay full on the primary display..

however, in linux (specifically GNU/Linux Mint 19v2 Cinnamon) this behavious isnt preset, if the game is fullscreen, borderless full, windowed... doesnt matter, when the game loses focus and i click something else, it drops down to the task bar.

How can i stop this, driving me crazy.

09/02/2018 20:36:11 CEST

Doom Slayer Chronicles released! The "most beautiful and technologically advanced mappack for Doom2."
URL: https://www.moddb.com/mods/doom-slayer-chronicles/downloads/doom-slayer-chronicles-v10-full
09/02/2018 20:27:19 CEST

Tried "The Bunker" on Proton and it Loaded to a Black Screen

I don't have much time to torubleshoot at the moment. Just wanted to let people know who may be thinking of buying it. My system specs:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X | 16GB DDR4-3000 CL15 | MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X | Mesa 18.1.6 | Solus 3 | Kernel 4.18.5-90.current | Proton 3.7-3

09/02/2018 20:21:41 CEST

Frag on the Block | A Xonotic Frag Montage Made with Open Source Software
URL: https://peertube.social/videos/watch/8374ddb2-8fd3-4ac8-8f76-beed8c0fa662
09/02/2018 19:01:59 CEST

Is Valve courting Chromebooks with this SteamPlay feature?

In the last year Google has started to open up their Chrome OS to accept Android and now Ubuntu apps. At the same time Microsoft Keeps telling everyone what and awesome platform closed windows would be. Often listing a bunch of selfish reasons rather poorly contrived to be beneficial to the end user. Finally Chromebooks with really power are beginning to hit he market. If I'm Valve I see Chrome OS as an opportunity and Microsoft and their rather heavy-handed moves into closed platforms as a Major threat.

09/02/2018 18:26:32 CEST

Which Linux OS has the most Steam support?

I plan on using Ubuntu. Thanks in advance.

09/02/2018 18:11:02 CEST

Looking for some relaxing games for playing in short amounts of time or breaks

Hey guys,

I’m looking for some games which are perfect for short amounts of time, breaks etc. I prefer free-to-play games, but I’m fine to pay for them. Also, it’s okay if you mention Windows games, as long as those games run flawlessly on Wine.

I want to play games which aren’t addictive. I don’t want to play something with storylines, because these storylines make players addicted. Also, I don’t want to play competitive games like CS:GO, League of Legends or PUBG, the reasons these games are addictive are obvious, aren’t they? :P

I’m really fine with older games. I’m really bad at Strategy games.

My system can handle pretty much any game.

Thank you in advance!

09/02/2018 17:28:43 CEST

AC has arrived in Scum, Linux is kicked out?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SCUMgame/comments/9cceo9/that_was_too_good_to_be_true_playing_with_steam/
09/02/2018 16:37:20 CEST

Is there a way to enable "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" for Wine Applications?

There is a program that I have used on Windows before that needs this fix. With Wine the problem persists as I can't change this option. Is there a way I can turn this on?

09/02/2018 16:32:43 CEST

Is it possible to use my windows borderlands 2 saves on my linux install of BL2?

Going through a run of it with some friends right now, but still trying to ditch windows.

09/02/2018 15:51:54 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for September 02, 2018: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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!

09/02/2018 15:35:52 CEST

nouveau driver not working for GT 635M on Fedora 28 kernel 4.17

I want to play Europa Universalis IV using Fedora 28 with a Nvidia GeForce GT 635M but the driver does not seem to work at all. I've installed the current Fedora nouveau driver xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-3:396.45-1.fc28.x86_64. screenfetch only detects the integrated graphics driver of my CPU. I'm trying to install the official Nvidia binary driver but switching from nouveau to binary is a pain, I've removed the driver I just installed but the Nvidia installer refuses to continue since it says I'm still using the nouveau driver. Does anyone have an idea to what the problem is?

09/02/2018 14:10:15 CEST

Addicted to AstroMenace!

I downloaded it less than 48 hours ago, and now I am hooked!

09/02/2018 14:05:09 CEST

Best peripherals for Linux gaming

I have been dabbling in Linux for a while and have it on my laptop and have been waiting for more support for Linux gaming and VR. With the release of proton and the work going on for VR on Linux i am thinking of switching completely or dual booting and looking to change my razer keyboard and mouse for unrelated reasons but thought I should check on which peripherals have the best support in Linux for things like lighting control etc if any at all,


09/02/2018 13:02:55 CEST

DXVK 0.71 released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v0.71
09/02/2018 12:31:28 CEST

Lutris adds wine-esync-3.15 in multiple flavors

wine-esync-3.15,wine-esync-ffxiv-3.15, wine-esync-fo4-3.15,wine-esync-fortnite-3.15, wine-esync-nopulse-3.15

09/02/2018 12:30:56 CEST

Would an old Radeon HD 7850 benefit from recent open source drivers improvements?

Hi there !

Back then, on Windows, I was gaming with a Radeon HD 7850. Drivers weren't that good when I switch to Linux 4 years ago, so I bought a Nvidia GTX 760. Today I'm wondering if I could switch back to my old AMD card, ditching proprietary drivers!

I'm not looking into the best performance, I guess I would stick to my 760 then. I'm mostly playing indie games, and my most demanding game might be Rocket League :) but with recent Wine+DXVK improvements I might give Warframe another try...

What do I wish? Open source drivers, okayish performance, a no trouble tear-free experience on a simple 1080p 60fps screen... I'm using Antergos (planning to try Manjaro).

09/02/2018 11:18:22 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for September 2, 2018: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please (also Proton!)

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!

Due to a recent increase in tech support questions regarding Proton, we mdoerators will try to move new posts to this weekly thread.

09/02/2018 11:00:07 CEST

How to change Hue of screen on Linux?

On windows there is a Intel Graphics GUI program where you can change the screen color, and hue but not sure where to find it on Linux? Anybody got idea if that even exist?

09/02/2018 10:47:39 CEST

What is expected FPS loss in Witcher3 compared to Windows?


So recently I started experimenting with Proton and DXVK. I own a laptop with nvidia 940M, so I don't expect anything above having 30-35FPS on low settings on Witcher 3. And this is exactly what I get on Windows.

Now, what I get on Proton/DXVK is way, way lower - 15-20 FPS. This is a bit surprising to me, because from what I have read playing games in Proton should give similar results, sometimes worse, sometimes better. I get way lower framerates (~50% of Windows playback). Some other games seem to be working as this rule says.

My questions are, is this to be expected? Do other people experience this as well? Maybe this is my GPU that is not supporting some protocols/operations/whatever?

Maybe there is something that is know to be causing rendering issues, like fog etc., and disabling it would let me have those original framerates?

09/02/2018 10:27:27 CEST

Last revision of GameHub needs testing: it supports SteamPlay and installation/extraction of Windows-only games from GOG!
URL: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/commit/c64646e6c43b1077bbcae878588193f58b01988a
09/02/2018 09:59:34 CEST

DOOM on Proton has mouse stuttering/hitching.

Hey there. I was playing the best game of 2016, referred to others as Doom 2016 on Linux Mint 19 via Proton 3.7-5 but ran into an issue. Sometimes when moving my mouse, the camera was not moving as fast as my mouse and moving my mouse almost felt like fighting against a force. Logitech G602 mouse with sensor clear of obstructions. Could this be happening because of something in proton's files? I would like to know if anyone else had any kind of weird issues with mice in proton doom.

Other than that, the game pretty much runs flawlessly.

09/02/2018 07:51:30 CEST

Does amd crossfire work using Linux

Does anyone know if amd crossfire works running Linux native games?

Also would it work running windows games using steam play?

09/02/2018 05:58:05 CEST

Help Installing The witcher: Enhanced Edition on lutris

When installing The witcher (the first one) on lutris, I get an error stating that I need the .NET framework for it to install. After clicking ok, it finishes installing, but when I try to launch it, it cannot find the launcher.exe file to start the game. How do I get the .NET framework to (hopefully) fix this?

09/02/2018 05:36:11 CEST

Can't install Unturned

Fedora 28, Mesa 18.3 git.

I'm trying to install it from Steam (native port). It uses 1 full core throughout the entire download and after it finishes it just keeps doing something, the core still maxed out. After a while the download progress goes from 100% to about 30% and stays there indefinitely, the core still maxed out.

Any ideas?

09/02/2018 05:25:31 CEST

Two Point Hospital black screen halp?

Two point hospital starts for me as a long winded black screen, or goes through the loading.. and just crashed. Any chance anyone here experience a similar issue and/or might know howto fix it? I haven't had much luck w/ the linux community. Apologies if this is not a good place to stick this, wasn't really sure where to put it though.

p.s.:I'm on a System76 18.04 PopOs w/ 396.24 nvidia drivers on a mobile 1070 GTX.

09/02/2018 04:40:48 CEST

Games don't seem to acknowledge my graphics card

When I try to launch certain games, they complain that my graphics card is incapable of working with directx 9 or 10 or 11. For example, even though others can get red faction guerilla remarstered to launch for them, I cannot. Any help is most appreciated

09/02/2018 03:54:09 CEST

Divinity Original Sin 2 now broken (Lutris / Proton)

More than a little disappointed that the latest DOS2 update broke DXVK/ Lutris. It doesn't seem like we're getting a native version now that it launched on consoles, but I'm ever hopeful.

If anybody has been able to get it to run please post your settings.

09/02/2018 03:38:51 CEST

Has anyone gotten Red Faction Remarstered running in proton?

I can't seem to find anything anywhere, but when I try to launch it, it says that I need to have a graphics card that can run DirectX 10.

09/02/2018 03:21:16 CEST

wow on wine, super high frame rates but input causes the client to faceplant and freeze

Used the Lutris install script, using nvida proprietary drivers and dxvk 0.70, frame rate over 100fps when just running around town but as soon as i start spamming input actions it will lock up and drop well under 1 fps. it hangs for a while then goes back to normal.

does not seem to be spell effects or number of things on screen, for example if i join a world quest to drop a mob in raid, everything remains silky smooth until I start pressing buttons.

ingame I have tried capping the frame rate, toggling vsynch on and off, super low detail settings, disabling 'optimize network for speed', toggling ipv6, and reduce input lag enable./disable... nothing seems to matter there.

its super odd, and not the sort of problem i would have expected to run into... looking for any help possible.

09/02/2018 03:11:09 CEST

Reliable performance comparison for Windows vs. Proton?

I’m seriously considering switching from Windows on my next gaming machine. I’m currently running Ubuntu on my work machine and I’d be hooked if it weren’t for the gaming and Adobe Suite incompatibilities.

I’ll be spending a lot of money on my next machine, and if Linux gaming means a significant performance issue, then I’ll have to compromise and dual boot.

I can’t find any reliable, controlled comparison on the same hardware for multiple games. Can anyone direct me to some?


09/02/2018 02:42:46 CEST

Is there any way to use Windows Mixed Reality Headsets on Ubuntu?

I have a Lenovo Explorer here at home. I've been searching the internet far and wide for finding out how to set up the headset on Linux. I have found nothing so far. On Windows, I just plug it in and Windows does the rest. Not sure what steps I can do to make it work on Ubuntu or if it will work at all.

EDIT: Also I'm running Ubuntu in VirtualBox right now. I know that means it likely won't work. But I do plan on dual booting Ubuntu in the near future and I'm more wondering if there's an established way of doing so.

09/02/2018 01:02:31 CEST

We need a flair for Steam Play titles. As well as native games.

To post news about sales. It's good to make number of Steam Play flairs: Whitelisted(by Valve), Completely Stable and Stable. With White, Green and Gray colors accordingly. Also one flair for Native game and one for Ported(Ported by Feral).

09/02/2018 00:31:53 CEST

PS4 controller motion sensor component causes some games to freeze/crash

Tested with Human: Fall Flat and Hollow Knight, both happen to be Unity games and Steam's console messages give me something about Unity's input detection stuff when these crashes happen.

Running Arch w/ all packages latest as of 2018-09-01T22:00Z.

A possible fix is to find out which of the devices in /dev/input is your motion sensor device and remove it. This info can be found by checking /dev/input/by-id for the link that refers to the motion sensor device. Mine happened to be usb-Sony_Computer_Entertainment_Wireless_Controller-event-if00 and the link referred to /dev/event29. All PS4 controller related links started with usb-Sony_Computer_Entertainment_Wireless_Controller- for me.

I reasoned that it must be the motion sensor component by the output of sdl2-jstest --list showing the motion sensor component prior to removing the device, but not after.

Hope this helps someone. If anyone knows a better place to post this info, please inform me.

09/02/2018 00:30:12 CEST

what is the best distro for Linux Gaming?

09/02/2018 00:14:27 CEST

Majesty Gold HD 75% off. Remaster of classic RTS with indirect control of D&amp;D RPG characters. | Steam Play Completely Stable
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/25990/Majesty_Gold_HD/
09/01/2018 23:59:23 CEST

Switching from Nvidia to AMD on Fedora

I've had a desktop with an Nvidia 1050 Ti for about a year now, and there have been several freezes. A bit of inspection seems to show that this is due to problems with Nvidia's drivers. That alone hasn't been too much of a problem, but with a lot of the other problems that I've been running into re: incompatibilities with kernels and so on, I think I'd like to switch to an AMD card.

I'm a college student, so I'm on a pretty tight budget. What would you recommend as a good value AMD card with good Linux compatibility?

09/01/2018 23:12:53 CEST

85% OFF - The Witcher 2
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/the_witcher_2
09/01/2018 23:04:13 CEST

Mable &amp; The Wood looks like a great adventure platformer - coming Q1 2019
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/mable-the-wood-looks-like-a-great-adventure-platformer-coming-with-linux-support.12477
09/01/2018 22:55:13 CEST

Cosmic Star Heroine beta available
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/cosmic-star-heroine-has-a-linux-version-in-beta.12478
09/01/2018 22:52:10 CEST

PCSX2 PS2 Emulator - Windows vs Linux Performance?

Which one has better performance?

09/01/2018 22:27:43 CEST

Help with Proton and Dead or Alive 5

I am trying to play DOA 5 Last Round. The game itself is running reasonably well, but I have some issues and I was hoping that some of you might have an idea how to solve them.

The biggest problem is that I cannot figure out how to set the launch options properly. If I leave them blank, the game will just show a white screen and freeze. If I set:

PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 %command%

the game will run in a window in 720p. The problem is that the game comes with a dedicated "Config tool" where one can adjust video settings etc. This tool crashes if I launch it in Steam. I can launch it with normal wine if I add a path where the created ini file should be stored. For example,

wine startup_setting.exe "z:DOA5LR.ini"

Now, for the game to read this ini file I should start it with:

game.exe "z:DOA5LR.ini"

but I don't know how to include that in the Steam launch options. The following does not work:

PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 %command% "z:DOA5LR.ini"

Any suggestions?

The second problem is that my xbox360 controller behaves weirdly. Something is wrong with the LT and RT buttons. With the default button mapping, I can only move my character while I hold LT. If I make a custom layout, everything works except LT, RT, L3, and R3. I would prefer to stick to the default layout.

Finally, the videos in the game don't work. But I guess that is a minor issue for now. Any help is appreciated.

09/01/2018 22:27:05 CEST

GTA V crashes after a few seconds of starting story mode

I've installed GTA V (social club version) from Lutris. When I start story mode, the opening cutscene starts playing but crashes after a few seconds. Here is the log: https://pastebin.com/CitSUnD7

Any ideas?

09/01/2018 21:48:23 CEST

Super Tux Party, an open-source party game, Demo v0.1 has released!
URL: https://anti.itch.io/super-tux-party
09/01/2018 21:47:58 CEST

How do you move the proton install directory for steam play?

Hi, I just installed Proton for steam play but it wouldn't let me launch Just Cause 2 seemingly due to some permissions issues caused by me installing it on my NTFS partition. So I've now moved JC2 to my ext4 partition but I don't really know how I can move proton.

09/01/2018 21:31:32 CEST

Huh weird error

Was trying out play on linux to manage prefixes for an abandoned game when I went to select the exe: "this isn't the exe you're looking for". Is their a how to for setting that up with play on linux?

09/01/2018 21:18:21 CEST

Wolfenstein: The New Order crashes on startup

I can't get Wolfenstein The New Order running on Kubuntu 18.4.1 with an RX Vega 64. I've tried the Lutris version and Steam Play, both give me the same error (wglCreateContextAttribsARB failed). Full log below. Is there any solution to this? I've tried updating Mesa using this PPA, OpenGL version string: 3.1 Mesa 18.1.7 - padoka PPA.

Wolfenstein The New Order.1683.12274 win-x64 Retail  Jun 18 2014 14:27:05
Wolfenstein The New Order.1683.12274
------ Initializing File System ------
Current search path:
C:/users/steamuser/Saved Games/MachineGames/Wolfenstein The New Order/base/
file system initialized.
BenchmarkGameData: ofs 0 and 0x151060480x 
390 microseconds
424 microseconds
359 microseconds
350 microseconds
384 microseconds
375 microseconds
372 microseconds
384 microseconds
421 microseconds
358 microseconds
Average seek time without outliers: 380 microseconds
fileBenchmarkImpliesGameIsOnHD: true
idStreamingInstallManager::Init: using langMask 1 for lang english
1 CPU package, 4 physical cores, 4 logical cores
log file 'qconsole.log' opened on Sat Sep 01 19:45:06 2018

3900 MHz Intel CPU with MMX & SSE & SSE2 & SSE3 & SSSE3 & SSE41 & SSE42 & AVX
32768 kB 1st level cache, 262144 kB 2nd level cache, 6291456 kB 3rd level cache
7936 MB System Memory
Winsock Initialized
Found interface: enp5s0 enp5s0 -
Found interface: wlp6s0 wlp6s0 - NULL netmask - skipped
Found interface: virbr0 virbr0 -
Found interface: virbr0-nic virbr0-nic - NULL netmask - skipped
Sys_InitNetworking: adding loopback interface
Executing default.cfg for device #0...
execing joystick.cfg
Executing default.cfg for device #1...
execing joystick.cfg
Executing default.cfg for device #2...
execing joystick.cfg
Executing default.cfg for device #3...
execing joystick.cfg
idLib::SetProduction( PROD_PRODUCTION )
OpenDLCFileHandles: 0 packages mounted.
WARNING: Config file "wolfConfig.cfg" not found
Command line is: Z:home
WARNING: could not parse version string ""
------- Initializing renderSystem --------
---registered window class
---registered fake window class
---registered context window class
GetWGLExtensionsWithFakeWindow: OpenGL Vendor: "X.Org"
GetWGLExtensionsWithFakeWindow: OpenGL Renderer: "Radeon RX Vega (VEGA10, DRM 3.23.0, 4.15.0-33-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)"
GetWGLExtensionsWithFakeWindow: OpenGL version: "3.1 Mesa 18.1.5"
---using WGL_EXT_swap_control
X..WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear not found
CreateOpenGLContextForCurrentThread: Assuming pre-checked Graphics Vendor: "X.Org"
CreateOpenGLContextOnDC: Using gl version 3.2
unknown error: 0x2
FATAL ERROR: wglCreateContextAttribsARB failed
Dumped console text to C:userssteamuserSaved GamesMachineGamesWolfenstein The New OrderaseErrorLog_09-01-2018__07-45-07pm.txt.

Shutting down OpenGL subsystem

FATAL ERROR: wglCreateContextAttribsARB failed

09/01/2018 20:51:33 CEST

Twitch Prime free games for September 2018 include Strife: Veteran Edition and Gunpoint
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/prime/loot
09/01/2018 20:31:51 CEST

Twitch Prime free games for September 2018 include Strife: Veteran Edition and Gunpoint
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/prime/loot
09/01/2018 20:29:25 CEST

Fallout 4 and Skyrim runs great on Ubuntu 18.04 with proton

Last year when I bought new PC hardware I succumbed to the temptation and installed Windwos 10 alongside Linux to play Fallout 4 and GTA V. I never booted to windows for anything else so it was just sitting there taking up half of my SSD.

As soon as I heard news about Steam Proton I deleted the windows partition and installed fresh Ubuntu 18.04. Few days later I don't regret that decision. I tried few games and I have to say that I'm very impressed with the progress of Wine/Proton in these last few months.

Originally I didn't want to try Proton until it was mature enough, because I didn't have great experience with performance in Wine with newer games, just few months ago. I read about DXVK and wine progress but I never tried it until Yesterday.

Skyrim (standard edition) works out of the box with almost native performance:


Fallout 4 works, but needs some tweaking which I have typed in the video description if someone is interested:


I wish to encourage people to try Proton even if it's still in beta, so we can get rid of the Windows as soon as possible :)

09/01/2018 19:50:56 CEST

Wine Steam: can't uninstall game

When I try to uninstall a game in the Wine Steam runner, either by opening the Wine Steam app or deleting it through Lutris, I get the same problem as this guy, but I only have one display. When I try to uninstall an app, the confirmation dialog is hidden: when I do Alt+Tab, it's displayed in the window switcher but when I release Alt it doesn't show up (using KDE on Kubuntu).

Is there a straightforward fix for this?

For the purposes of anyone else searching for this, the dialog says 'Uninstalling %game%'.

09/01/2018 19:50:19 CEST

Best Distro - Stability &amp; Support


So on my main desktop computer I use Antergos. On my work laptop I use OpenSUSE. Now that I want to give Linux gaming a try I need to pick my distribution for my gaming PC.

As far as I can see most recommend Ubuntu. It's what Valve tests and recommends and most people just use that. So maybe that's that and I should just go with it. However I still have a bad taste in my mouth with Ubuntu.

I guess I'm just wanting to get a picture of what people are actually using and their experience. Please note my gaming PC is only for gaming, nothing else.

Do I just go with Ubuntu, or another Debian based distro is good as well? Many people also seem to use Arch but not sure if that would really be recommended for a gaming system.

Recommendations welcome.

09/01/2018 19:40:17 CEST

GOG has some decent titles on sale this weekend
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/gog-has-some-decent-linux-titles-on-sale-this-weekend.12475
09/01/2018 19:38:19 CEST

inXile will have all hands on deck to release The Bard's Tale IV for us soon after launch
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/inxile-are-all-hands-are-on-deck-to-get-the-linux-version-of-the-bards-tale-iv-out-as-soon-as-possible.12476
09/01/2018 19:37:37 CEST

If you're using proton an arch-based distro, make sure you have properly configured your system for esync.

I kept running into issues with several games crashing with proton that seemed to work for others.

I ran them from the command line and saw an error "eventdf: too many open files"

I followed the instructions for esync here and now the number of games that will actually work with proton has increased quite a bit for me.

TDLR: set DefaultLimitNOFILE=1048576 in /etc/systemd/system.conf and /etc/systemd/user.conf if you're having trouble launching some games with proton

09/01/2018 19:15:30 CEST

Steam Icons on desktop

How in the actual f#$% do I get the game icons from Steam to show up on the desktop? Seems the windows games icons show up no problem, just the Linux games do not. Any ideas? I'm on Ubuntu 18.04.1 btw

09/01/2018 19:14:49 CEST

Trying to get MH:W working

Somewhat of a saga, I've been trying a lot here:

System: Gentoo, proprietary nVidia drivers.

I built a clean prefix, installed dxvk (through winetricks), steam and MH:W. Tried to run it. Got a crash.

Installed the VulkanSDK inside WINE to get a minimal Vulkan program to test with. It didn't work either.

Went and found the Vulkan demos, vulkancube native works fine.

Found out that my nVidia drivers were too old, updated them. That broke all my 3d acceleration until I realised I had to restart my X session.

VulkanSDK/cube.exe still isn't working.

Tried a completely clean, no winetricks prefix. Still not working. This is about as far as I can go on my own, so here I am asking for help.

Here's my current output:

~ $ wine .wine/drive_c/VulkanSDK/ 
000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Wine Staging 3.13 is a testing version containing experimental patches.
000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on winehq.org.
002e:err:vulkan:wine_vk_init Failed to load Wine graphics driver supporting Vulkan.
002e:err:module:attach_dlls "winevulkan.dll" failed to initialize, aborting
002e:err:module:attach_dlls Initializing dlls for L"Z:\home\illy\.wine\drive_c\VulkanSDK\\Bin\cube.exe" failed, status c0000142
~ $ wine --version
wine-3.13 (Staging)
~ $ 

Any ideas?

09/01/2018 19:02:15 CEST

Habitat 90% off at Humble Store Until Sep 12
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/habitat
09/01/2018 18:33:07 CEST

Pulse 90% off At Humble Store
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/pulse
09/01/2018 18:25:15 CEST

Cpu lockup when booting any linux distro

I keep getting soft lockups on my cpu when i boot any linux distro on my Dell inspiron 7573, so far i tried with Antergos, Manjaro, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Kde Neon.

This started happening when i had Antergos installed, but a reboot usually fixed it. I since wiped Antergos to install Manjaro, but i wasn't able to because of the lockups. All other attempts were made with live media, they all fail right after grub.

I have a working windows partition, what should i try?

Here is an image of the errors i get: http://imgur.com/a/Uu4mYi7

09/01/2018 18:10:34 CEST

pyLinuxWheel, a little-great utility to configure our Logitech Steering Wheels
URL: https://jugandoenlinux.com/index.php/homepage/generos/software/item/971-pylinuxwheel-una-pequena-gran-utilidad-para-configurar-los-grados-de-nuestros-volantes-logitech
09/01/2018 17:47:41 CEST

Wii Remote issues with Dolphin Emulator

Distro: Solus

I noticed a while back that I was unable to connect my Wii remotes to Dolphin. Didn't think much of it at the time, but now it's getting annoying.

Using the Gnome settings Bluetooth manager or Blueman, I can connect the Wii remote as an HID device which gets properly recognized by programs that want to use it as a controller (ex. jstest-gtk). However, I am unable to get it to work correctly with Dolphin's Real Wiimote option, as using Dolphin's own syncing doesn't work at all. Thing is, I remember it working correctly a long time ago (might have been a different distro, though).

I'm assuming it's some Wiimote driver causing this, or perhaps something with the bluetooth configuration not letting me sync.

I also found an older post from r/DolphinEmulator with the same issue: https://www.reddit.com/r/DolphinEmulator/comments/4tf1pq/hardware_wii_remote_will_pair_with_linux_but_not/

Anyone know what I can do?

09/01/2018 17:45:37 CEST

World of Warcraft DXVK

Hi everyone!Recently switched to Linux on my Desktop. I got World of Warcraft running on Lutris pretty quick, but the performance is not even close to Windows. But after some research I found out about DXVK, I am pretty sure my graphics card is vulkan compatible I just can't get the game running with DXVK.

With DXVK enabled and version set to 0.63 the Battle.Net client runs just fine. But the game doesn't start and instead I get this error: https://i.imgur.com/1rviJ1b.png

If I disable DXVK, battle.Net works fine, and the game starts as well (yay), but I don't get good performance, I mostly get 30 to 50 fps on graphic settings "7", On Windows I had FPS in the 90s on graphic settings "7".

Ingame screenshot with DXVK disabled: https://i.imgur.com/dddiyrk.jpg

System Info: https://pastebin.com/rZSBDiGX

09/01/2018 17:17:49 CEST

R7 370 and Ubuntu 18.04 amdgpu drivers.

I realize the title is a bit vague but I need help. So after a week or so of research I've found that AMD is no longer supporting fglrx which is the only driver (that I know of) that supports the R7 370 on Linux. Since the newest drivers aren't compatible, what should I do? Is there a driver I don't know about? Also, I'm not very experienced with Linux.

Please help. Thanks.

09/01/2018 17:03:46 CEST

How Do I Disable Mouse Acceleration in Ubuntu 18.04?

Okay, seriously, I've been working on this all day, NOTHING works, I've tried now:

- xset m 00
- xorg configs
- libinput configs

- gnome tweaks

- dconf editor

Nothing. Not a thing. Mouse still fully accelerated. I can click 'flat' instead of default all day or put it in config files, nothing.

What's going on?

09/01/2018 16:09:36 CEST

Any lucky getting Kalaiden's Special K for MHW on Proton?

For those out of the loop, for a while Kalaiden(modder famous for fixing up bad PC ports) worked on Monster Hunter World and released a tool to help people apply some tweaks to the game. Has anyone tried/got to make it run successfully on Proton or regular Wine?

So far I only tried on Proton, but then the game would just complain about not being able to create a Dx11 context or something like that and then remain on a black screen forever.

09/01/2018 15:38:43 CEST

Windows pleb here. Want to make the switch. Where to begin?

I'm getting weary of Microsoft, so I'm considering switching to Linux, but don't know where to start. How is the support for games on Linux, and will I have issues with drivers for my A320 platform and GTX 1060?

What version of Linux should I use? There are so many, it's pretty daunting.

Steam is where I have most of my games, and I also play some games through Battle.net. Will I need to run a VM for many games, or does Linux have support for a lot of games?

Just want an idea of where to start, so I can fine tune things as I go.

Thanks to any who reply!

09/01/2018 14:50:13 CEST

No man's sky with Ubuntu Mate and Steam Play.
09/01/2018 14:41:42 CEST

no input from Steam Controller in Proton games


Maybe this is a stupid question, but when I start an proton app (with big picture mode), the games don't seem to get any input from my steam Controller (tested with Monster Hunter World and Hollow Knight). I can use the steam button to return to the Steam overlay and use it there no problem, but there is no reaction to any buttons in the game. In hollow knight, it tells me that it does not see any active controllers.

Anybody else experienced this problem ? I tried to google it, but didn't find anything useful.


09/01/2018 12:52:14 CEST

Ubuntu Guide: How To Install Nvidia Drivers And Play Windows Games On Linux
URL: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/08/30/ubuntu-guide-how-to-install-nvidia-drivers-and-play-windows-games-on-linux/#33e5e74f3a2d
09/01/2018 11:34:30 CEST

Rise of the Tomb Raider will not recognize available Vulkan support

Distro: Artix Linux (ArchLinux with openRC) with testing repositories activated

Kernel: 4.19-rc1

HDD: Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600

RAM: 16 GB 3000 Mhz


AMD-Driver: AMDGPU (xf-86-video-amdgpu)

Vulkan drivers: Both AMDVLK and vulkan-radeon installed

Mesa drivers: 18.1

Steam: Beta participation

I start the game and several dialogs pop up:

  • Your current Linux distribution or version does not meet this game's requirements. You may be able to play the game, but are likely to experience performance or stability issues. For more information, see the FAQs. (I click "Continue Anyway")

  • Your current active CPU governor is not optimised for playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. You can still play the game, but may experience performance issues. For further details, click "View FAQs". (I click "Continue Anyway")

  • Your computer's graphics card or driver is not supported by the game. You may be able to play the game, but are likely to see graphical glitches and experience performance or stability issues. For details of which graphics cards and drivers are supported by the game, click "View FAQs". (I click "Continue anyway")

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider requires the Vulkan API to play, and without it the game will not run. Nvidia drivers come packaged with Vulkan by default, but AMD mesa drivers do not. For more information, click "View FAQs". (I click "Continue anyway")

Advanced option now only show me as Renderer: Radeon RX 570 with OpenGL. So I click play. As promised the game will not start and throws a last error dialog:

  • System does not support 3D API required by this game! You may be able to relaunch the game and send the crash log automatically. Yada yada yada ... <path to dmp file>

So who knows why neither AMDVLK nor vulkan.radeon drivers are recognized? I switched yesterday evening from NVIDIA to AMD after YEARS. My knowledge of how to use AMDGPU, Vulkan, Mesa together is still pretty limited.

EDIT: I tried it first with vulkan-mesa only. I then installed AMDVLK additionally.

09/01/2018 11:20:18 CEST

screen tearing in CSGO


So got my elementary os setup and its working like a champ! Got my gtx1060 setup (396.54) and no problems or screen tearing in anywhere except cs go. Itś a pain, its the only game thats holding the 100% switch to Linux back.

I dont get it, played rocket league no problems at all, but cs go has screen tearing, if i fe croach and strafe while looking at a wall its most visible, the tearing is at the center of the screen, i followed a few tips at steam forums etc but no dice.

Anyone had the same and solved it?

09/01/2018 10:47:49 CEST

total noob at linux but can i get WOW to work in mint?

as the title says i am new to linux as my only OS i was just curious if it is possible to get wow to work on mint

09/01/2018 10:47:28 CEST

GPU lockups: issues with GPU? driver? games?

Hello, I have an AMD RadeonHD 7770 using Mesa/RadeonSi 18.1.5 on Ubuntu (MATE) 18.04.

For a long time, I've had random GPU lockups in some games. When it happens, the screen goes black (monitor goes in standby mode, meaning it doesn't receive any input), the sound stutters/loops, then I hear a beep as if the PC had just reboot but it is stuck, no BIOS screen, the system doesn't seem to really reboot, I have to power it off and on again.

Not sure if it is related, but I get similar issues to a lesser extent (monitor goes in standby for one second, then back to the OS, no "reboot") with VLC since v3 uses the OpenGL output by default.

Recently, it's been far less random with a specific game: Shadow Tactics Blade of the Shogun. While I played the first mission with no issue, it started crashing during the second one, I can play for 5-10 minutes max before it crashes, which makes the game unplayable.

I'm not sure if I have a faulty GPU (or graphic card RAM), if it's a bug in Mesa, if it's an issue with specific games...

Any idea? Someone experienced a similar issue? Which log can I check when it happens to get more info?

09/01/2018 10:17:14 CEST

Skyrim (vanilla) and ENB - Help needed!


I'm getting crazy trying to run Skyrim (vanilla) with the ENB plugin (it's a d3d9 override/stub).

I've tried creating a 32-bit profile and loading it, dynamically use the WINEDLLOVERRIDES="d3d9=n,b" command, etc etc, but I haven't been able to load it!

I love Skyrim and it's running great with Proton as it is, but I'd really love ot have it running with ENB and Proton.

Any idea?!?! I need help! :-)

09/01/2018 10:13:48 CEST

Why Freesync isn't anough supported on linux?

Is the only things that stops me to switch

09/01/2018 09:42:42 CEST

Is my laptop worthy of linux?

I have a lenovo x240 with 4gb ram and a slow hdd (5400 rpm) and gaming seems very chaotic let alone just browse stuff because the hard disk is very slow.

I will change my hdd to a ssd in about 2 months because i am poor right now, switching from w10 to linux will improve my game experience? Im whilling to learn.

I do for gaming mostly league of legends, dota 2, overwatch, some steam games like fallout new vegas and so on.

09/01/2018 09:00:40 CEST

[Guide] How to make ALL of your controllers work in ALL SDL2 games (once they're properly recognized in Linux)

After my recent experiences with my new DualShock4 gamepad not working out-of-the-box in SDL2 games such as Dead Cells from GOG and Stardew Valley (outside of Steam), and then finding out this was the same solution for getting my Xbox 360 and PS3 gamepads also working in these games, I decided to write a guide about how to add the entire SDL_GameControllerDB database to your SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG environment variable so that all of the controllers in this database will "just work" in all your SDL2 games outside of Steam (as I think Steam helps do this already for all games within Steam). Hope this helps a fellow Linux gamer out! I'm curious as to why this database isn't being included in games, but maybe setting this variable with the latest database entries should be made into a package for distros.


Installing the SDL2 controller mapping database

0. As stated in the title, first you need to make sure your controller is properly functional in Linux. You can do this by verifying your controller pops up in lsusb:

watch -n0.5 'lsusb'

You should also install evtest and/or jstest to make sure that these tools see your controller. Properly recognized controllers will show up in /dev/input/js# or /dev/input/event## which the aforementioned programs utilize. You should also see the name of your controller in /dev/input/by-id/usb-*.

1. Go here to retrieve the latest database file, and scroll down to the Linux section.

2. Open up a text editor and copy/paste all of the lines in the Linux section into it.

3. Add the following in front of the first line


so you should have something like

SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG="03000000022000000090000011010000,8Bitdo NES30 Pro...etc

4. Scroll down to the bottom, and at the end of the last line, put a final quote character, so the final line of your document will have something like

###etc###...ZEROPLUS P4 Gamepad...etc...y:b3,platform:Linux,"

5. Put this entire thing into your profile somewhere it will be loaded. You could put this at the bottom of your ~/.bashrc file for example, or you could tell your ~/.bashrc file to source your ~/.bash_profile file (if it doesn't already do this) like so

. "$HOME/.bash_profile"

and then put it into your ~/.bash_profile file instead, it's really a matter of preference and also depends on how your distro normally sets up user profiles. You may be able to put it into ~/.profile, but this file is sometimes skipped over if ~/.bashrc exists.

6. Log out and back in, then confirm it is working properly by doing an


You should get your huge list of controllers and their configurations, one ID/controller per line. If you don't get this, that variable wasn't sourced properly. You can force its sourcing by doing a

. file_you_saved_the_controller_configs_in

Remember that you'll need to then launch the game from that same terminal after sourcing your file until you fix your desktop environment to source it properly.


Creating your own controller mapping entry

To find out what your controller's configuration line is you can install your distro's package of, or the flatpak version of, sdl-jstest. It's available as a flatpak in the Software Manager on Linux Mint, or from any other distro that has flatpak installed once you add the flathub flatpak repo. You can then run

flatpak run io.gitlab.sdl_jstest.sdl2_jstest/x86_64/stable -l

to list the controller info and get the config string that you can then put into your SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG environment variable, but if it shows up here it should already be in the database.

You can also generate your own mapping configuration string. See the SDL_GameControllerDB github page for more info about how to do this, but you can do this by using any of these:

1. SDL2 Gamepad Tool - Third party cross-platform tool with GUI (Windows, macOS and Linux). Likely the easiest tool to use.

2. SDL2 ControllerMap - The controllermap utility provided with SDL2 is the official tool to create these mappings, it runs on all the platforms SDL runs (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, etc).

3. Steam - In Steam's Big Picture mode, configure your joystick. Then look in [steam_installation_directory]/config/config.vdf in your Steam installation directory for the SDL_GamepadBind entry. It is one of the last entries, it will look something like this.

"SDL_GamepadBind" "030000004c050000c405000000010000,PS4 Controller,a:b1,b:b2,back:b8,dpdown:h0.4,dpleft:h0.8,dpright:h0.2,dpup:h0.1,guide:b12,leftshoulder:b4,leftstick:b10,lefttrigger:a3,leftx:a0,lefty:a1,rightshoulder:b5,rightstick:b11,righttrigger:a4,rightx:a2,righty:a5,start:b9,x:b0,y:b3,"

Unfortunately, Steam does not output the platform field, so you will need to add it manually. At the end of the generated entry, add platform:Windows, or platform:Mac OS X, or platform:Linux,.

09/01/2018 08:23:25 CEST

What do you use to backup your game saves?

I came across Steam Linux Swiss army Knife but I want to see what others have done.

09/01/2018 06:13:42 CEST

GPU drivers in Linux

Hey everyone

So, I'm fairly new to Linux gaming and I've been using Windows to play games for as long as I can remember. I know my way around with GPU drivers in Windows but I'm a bit lost in the Linux world... So I know that AMD puts their GPU driver inside the Linux kernel whereas nVidia does not, so you have to download their "proprietary" driver. Much like in Windows. BUT, AMD also has their own Linux driver in their website, which you can also download and install.... So they actually have 2 different drivers for Linux?! Why? Also, how is "Mesa" drivers involved into all this?

Sorry, but I'm used to just downloading the latest drivers from the website, installing and voilá.

Could anyone kindly help this poor Linux gamer?

09/01/2018 06:08:12 CEST

Controller Problems

I recently set Ubuntu back up to test out the new Steam Play Proton update, and so far the games work pretty well but I'm having controller issues, i have xbox one s controllers, ps4 controller, nintendo switch controllers and am having issues getting the controllers to work in games, i can get the xbox one s controller to work wired while in big picture, but in game it doesn't detect the controller, ps4 / switch controllers i haven't even been able to get them to work in steam big picture wired or wireless, is there anything i need to do to make them work, i thought the controllers were just supposed to work without anything special needing to be done?

thanks for any help.

09/01/2018 04:09:13 CEST

Playing Doom 2016 at 640x480 on a CRT
URL: https://i.imgur.com/M5WBOpq.jpg
09/01/2018 03:29:19 CEST

Remember where it all started with Valve
URL: http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/steamd-penguins/
09/01/2018 02:15:56 CEST

WoW: Alt+click binding issue with clique addon, KDE setting/issue??
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9by8ot/linux_addons_clique_keybind_help/
09/01/2018 02:15:18 CEST

Need help setting up naga

I got openrazer downloaded but none of the uis detect the mouse but the mouse works in WoW with naga addon...

09/01/2018 01:52:07 CEST

Since Apple killed OpenGL support and we got proton...

is now Linux the second best PC gaming platform after windows?

09/01/2018 01:01:49 CEST

RAZED will bring lightning-fast platformer racing to Linux on September 14th
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/razed-will-bring-lightning-fast-platformer-racing-to-linux-on-september-14th.12471
09/01/2018 00:18:45 CEST

Colourful comedy adventure '3 Minutes to Midnight' is coming
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/colourful-comedy-adventure-3-minutes-to-midnight-planned-to-release-for-linux.12470
09/01/2018 00:18:19 CEST

Nvidia Drivers 396.54.02 Released
09/01/2018 00:15:14 CEST

Xbox One Wireless Adapter, anybody know how to make it work?.

Hi, im using Ubuntu Mate, i got the xbox one controller working with steam via wire, but i can't make to work the wireless adapter, any help?.

08/31/2018 23:04:16 CEST

Eastside Hockey Manager Working Great in Proton

I know I would prefer a native version but for those wondering, EHM is working fine for me in Proton so far. I have played about 2 weeks of in game time without any crashes or other errors. The 2 odd things so far has been I had to manually point the game to my save game files as I don't have a drive C with Windows on it and that sometimes I have to click twice on something because the first click doesn't always register. When I save the game I have to point it to where I have my save games each time. A minor nuisance in my opinion. I am using Proton 3.7-3. I used to keep Windows 7 on a spare PC just for this game, Not any more ! Any idea how I can add my experience to that spreadsheet ?

My system:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X | 16GB DDR4-3000 CL15 | MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X | Mesa 18.1.6 | Solus 3 | Kernel 4.17.17-87.current

08/31/2018 22:00:57 CEST

Wine 3.15 Released

The Wine development release 3.15 is now available.




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


- Support for DPI scaling on Android.

- HID device support in Raw Input.

- Many more new icons in Shell32.

- WinHTTP converted to use Windows Sockets.

- Syntax fixes in the command line interpreter.

- Various bug fixes


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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 3.15 (total 44):


5610 psexec from pstools doesn't work (needs mpr.WNetAddConnection2W implementation) 19182 Allow to completely disable MIME-type and application integration 22333 Total Commander: Application freezes when the current directory field is editable, and you right-click a regular file and click Properties 28037 cmd: sharing violation when using redirections 30185 SuperPower 2 demo crashes on launch 30487 Add icons for 'My Network Places', 'My favorites' 31744 Multiple GFWL (Games For Windows Live) 3.5 games crash on startup due to incomplete Windows LiveID install (Street Fighter X Tekken) 36884 Drakensang: The Dark Eye demo crashes on startup (needs d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCreateTeapot implementation) 37525 Bionic Commando: No shadows mapping 37636 u-center from u-blox crashes when attempting to add a log to screen 37834 RtlSetCurrentDirectory_U prepends "UNC" for network paths; the resulting path is invalid 38565 Total Commander fails to redraw long list with Source: Filename setting 39754 Multisample resolve is not implemented for typeless resources (EVE Online, Hearthstone, Just Cause 2, Outcast Second Contact, VRChat) 39906 ODB++ Viewer fails to install due to improper bat file handling (quoting or delimiting problem) 41376 Firefox Ver 49 will not run on Wine 1.8 41652 Uplay cannot connect/login to Server 41914 incorrect execute path within nested if (else) statement 42870 CurrentBuild registry value is missing 42998 HeidiSQL requires IDispenserManager implementation. 43036 SetNamedPipeHandleState returns ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED when setting PIPE_NOWAIT 43911 Invisible menus in Rise of Nations Extended Edition 44356 Neverwinter: some ingame objects don't render properly 44369 cmd's %0 path variables (e.g. %~dp0) wrong inside subroutine call 44653 Everquest Titanium (Project 1999): Significant performance regression from 3.1 to 3.2 44879 Multiple games crash on unimplemented function api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll.GetDynamicTimeZoneInformationEffectiveYears (Universe Sandbox 2, Phoenix Point, Trailmakers) 45084 winebus blocks startup for several seconds when HID devices are detected via udev 45317 updating wine mono does not change version in uninstaller.exe 45365 Multiple .NET XNA 3.x/4.x games using Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media classes crash due to IWMPCore3::newMedia stub 45366 A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda 1.x (.NET 2.0, XNA 3.1 game) crashes during intro ('quartz' BasicAudio_put_Volume must return E_NOTIMPL if audio renderer filter not present) 45468 Phase Shift: tails on sustain notes not visible unless GLSL is disabled 45475 XM6 Type G: Can't type a specific symbol key on Japanese keyboard. 45478 World of Warcraft: graphical artifacts since 8.0 (BfA) 45506 Waves Central: Plugins don't install anymore 45568 League of Legends 8.12+ fails to start a game (anticheat engine, validation of loaded DLLs) 45646 chromium 64-bit sandbox >=win8 needs NtCreateLowBoxToken 45654 CreateNamedPipeW fails when pipe name starts with ?? 45655 Acronis Storage Filter Management Driver 'fltsrv.sys' crashes on unimplemented function 'ntoskrnl.exe.DbgQueryDebugFilterState' in trace mode 45660 SuperPower 2 demo fails to install 45663 Multiple 64-bit MSI installers fail with 'err:msiexec:custom_action_server Failed to create custom action server pipe' (MS .NET Framework 4.x, Python 2.7, PSIM 11) 45671 Wine build: can't write value of type 12 yet 45681 SDL2 Game Controller API not working anymore with Wine 3.14 45689 Quik 7: Combobox is not populated properly 45694 WinHttpOpenRequest: unsafe characters are not escaped 45726 Firefox 61.x crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.GetApplicationRestartSettings

08/31/2018 21:29:25 CEST

Wine 3.15 Released

The Wine development release 3.15 is now available.




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


- Support for DPI scaling on Android.

- HID device support in Raw Input.

- Many more new icons in Shell32.

- WinHTTP converted to use Windows Sockets.

- Syntax fixes in the command line interpreter.

- Various bug fixes


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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 3.15 (total 44):


5610 psexec from pstools doesn't work (needs mpr.WNetAddConnection2W implementation) 19182 Allow to completely disable MIME-type and application integration 22333 Total Commander: Application freezes when the current directory field is editable, and you right-click a regular file and click Properties 28037 cmd: sharing violation when using redirections 30185 SuperPower 2 demo crashes on launch 30487 Add icons for 'My Network Places', 'My favorites' 31744 Multiple GFWL (Games For Windows Live) 3.5 games crash on startup due to incomplete Windows LiveID install (Street Fighter X Tekken) 36884 Drakensang: The Dark Eye demo crashes on startup (needs d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCreateTeapot implementation) 37525 Bionic Commando: No shadows mapping 37636 u-center from u-blox crashes when attempting to add a log to screen 37834 RtlSetCurrentDirectory_U prepends "UNC" for network paths; the resulting path is invalid 38565 Total Commander fails to redraw long list with Source: Filename setting 39754 Multisample resolve is not implemented for typeless resources (EVE Online, Hearthstone, Just Cause 2, Outcast Second Contact, VRChat) 39906 ODB++ Viewer fails to install due to improper bat file handling (quoting or delimiting problem) 41376 Firefox Ver 49 will not run on Wine 1.8 41652 Uplay cannot connect/login to Server 41914 incorrect execute path within nested if (else) statement 42870 CurrentBuild registry value is missing 42998 HeidiSQL requires IDispenserManager implementation. 43036 SetNamedPipeHandleState returns ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED when setting PIPE_NOWAIT 43911 Invisible menus in Rise of Nations Extended Edition 44356 Neverwinter: some ingame objects don't render properly 44369 cmd's %0 path variables (e.g. %~dp0) wrong inside subroutine call 44653 Everquest Titanium (Project 1999): Significant performance regression from 3.1 to 3.2 44879 Multiple games crash on unimplemented function api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll.GetDynamicTimeZoneInformationEffectiveYears (Universe Sandbox 2, Phoenix Point, Trailmakers) 45084 winebus blocks startup for several seconds when HID devices are detected via udev 45317 updating wine mono does not change version in uninstaller.exe 45365 Multiple .NET XNA 3.x/4.x games using Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media classes crash due to IWMPCore3::newMedia stub 45366 A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda 1.x (.NET 2.0, XNA 3.1 game) crashes during intro ('quartz' BasicAudio_put_Volume must return E_NOTIMPL if audio renderer filter not present) 45468 Phase Shift: tails on sustain notes not visible unless GLSL is disabled 45475 XM6 Type G: Can't type a specific symbol key on Japanese keyboard. 45478 World of Warcraft: graphical artifacts since 8.0 (BfA) 45506 Waves Central: Plugins don't install anymore 45568 League of Legends 8.12+ fails to start a game (anticheat engine, validation of loaded DLLs) 45646 chromium 64-bit sandbox >=win8 needs NtCreateLowBoxToken 45654 CreateNamedPipeW fails when pipe name starts with ?? 45655 Acronis Storage Filter Management Driver 'fltsrv.sys' crashes on unimplemented function 'ntoskrnl.exe.DbgQueryDebugFilterState' in trace mode 45660 SuperPower 2 demo fails to install 45663 Multiple 64-bit MSI installers fail with 'err:msiexec:custom_action_server Failed to create custom action server pipe' (MS .NET Framework 4.x, Python 2.7, PSIM 11) 45671 Wine build: can't write value of type 12 yet 45681 SDL2 Game Controller API not working anymore with Wine 3.14 45689 Quik 7: Combobox is not populated properly 45694 WinHttpOpenRequest: unsafe characters are not escaped 45726 Firefox 61.x crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.GetApplicationRestartSettings

08/31/2018 21:27:47 CEST

Controller problem with Lutris + Final Fantasy XIV

OS: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Kernel: 4.15.0-33-generic

I have tried DS4 controllers with Bluetooth and USB as well as Xbox controllers Bluetooth (new models do have Bluetooth) and USB. They all have the same problem. Final Fantasy XIV thinks "Z,Rz" is the right stick and doesn't register Rx,Ry (the right stick) at all.

On the left of this image is the "Joystick Control Panel" launched by right-clicking the game in Lutris. On the right we have FF14's in-game controller calibration software to illustrate the problem.

I've tried Ubuntu and Xubuntu and they both show the same issue.

As a test I did try to get FF14 launch via Steam + Proton, which in of itself was no easy task. Luckily you could get the Trial version on steam and just dump all the files over and get it to launch fairly easy. Dx11 wouldn't work but at least in dx9 I could tell that the controller worked flawlessly. If the game wasn't a glitch-fest, running in dx9 and crashing after 3 steps I'd call it a day hehe.

So I'm confident the problem stems somewhere with how Lutris and the Wine-staging interface with controllers or possibly Lutris + FF14 isn't fully optimized with controllers in mind.

I am grateful for any response. Thank you.

08/31/2018 21:12:59 CEST

Just Cause2 blackscreen?

Have a blackscreen after I start Justcause2 I have no idea why I'm doing half the time with wine a youtube video clames downgrading to 2.21 will fix it any tricks to get it working? oO

08/31/2018 20:31:40 CEST

BioShock Infinite No Controller Steam

I have BioShock Infinite native linux release for Steam but the game does not recognize my xbox one controller, funny thing Borderlands 2 from the same people works flawlessly. I have set up my xbone controller in Steam Big Picture for this game, the game icon in my library shows the controller, that should mean it is all set to go. Any help is greatly appreciated.

08/31/2018 19:05:32 CEST

steam_runtime setup_chroot.sh always failing (For building Proton)

So I'm trying to build my own version of Proton (mainly using wine-devel + staging patch) but it always returned an error.

The first error is related to wget which I noticed that it points to precise repository. I resolved this myself by changing precise to bionic which is my current distro.

The next error is related to schroot which I will later reobtained the failing command. I noticed the official steam_runtime repo is last updated 4 years ago. Do I really have to compile this in Ubuntu 12.04?

I feel that this is Wine-related since I'm trying to compile Proton but if it's not can you point me the right subreddit? I don't think I can get the right answer in Steam subreddit though

08/31/2018 18:53:22 CEST

[Proton/Steamplay] Any way to get a script extender like NVSE working under proton?

Installed Fallout NV and it works flawless, except for the fact i can't manage to install most of the mods im used to. Is there a way to make proton run the NVSE .exe and it starting the game? Or any script extender for that matter, like we see on Skyrim and most bethesda games.

Any ideas/methods to get it working? Much appreciated!

08/31/2018 18:21:06 CEST

Anyone tried to install madden 19 yet?

I have tried witht he dxvk version of the lutris installer for origin, and i can start the game download but in the middle of the download it says im missing runtimes and ive tried a bunch of combinations to no avail. anyone else tried at all?

08/31/2018 17:52:55 CEST

Last Word Gets DRM free version on Itch.io
URL: https://merlandese.itch.io/last-word
08/31/2018 17:47:14 CEST

Rakuen 50% Off At Humble Store Until Sep 12
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/rakuen
08/31/2018 17:39:21 CEST

Need to Know Released at GOG, Steam and Humble Store
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/need_to_know
08/31/2018 17:32:00 CEST

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive now has a free edition to play with bots and GOTV spectating
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/counter-strike-global-offensive-now-has-a-free-edition-to-play-with-bots-and-gotv-spectating.12466
08/31/2018 17:15:11 CEST

Open source game engine 'Godot Engine' has the first 3.1 version alpha available
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/open-source-game-engine-godot-engine-has-the-first-31-version-alpha-available.12465
08/31/2018 17:14:16 CEST

Combat is about to get a lot more interesting in Hand of Fate 2
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/combat-is-about-to-get-a-lot-more-interesting-in-hand-of-fate-2.12467
08/31/2018 17:13:58 CEST

The rather good hack and slash Hammerwatch had a big update recently, great co-op game
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-rather-good-hack-and-slash-hammerwatch-had-a-big-update-recently-great-co-op-game-for-linux.12468
08/31/2018 17:13:41 CEST

The Thrones of Britannia: Allegiance Update is now live along with the Blood, Sweat and Spears DLC
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-thrones-of-britannia-allegiance-update-is-now-live-for-linux-along-with-the-blood-sweat-and-spears-dlc.12469
08/31/2018 17:13:17 CEST

Anyone else testing Yakuza 0 with Proton?

Just wondered if anyone on this sub plays it too. It worked perfectly with Ubuntu 16.04 but I switched to 18.04 and now the game crashes when I use a special attack in battle (+ worse performance in general). Could be Gnomes window manager or something else. Has anyone a similar experience?

08/31/2018 16:41:29 CEST

How to install origin?

I want to play mirrors edge

08/31/2018 15:57:24 CEST

GTAV on Steam/Proton wont start

Im trying it with Proton, no matter wich version. The problem is switching to ingame gfx. After loggin in with Social Club, its loading, black default screen, Steam overlay said i logged in in that screen, fallback to Social Club window "Loading ..."

So, where is the wine and proton logs here ?!

08/31/2018 14:11:25 CEST

Does anyone else have some weird frame dipping in doom?

Hey there.

I decided to run Doom and Witcher 3 on my Linux Mint 19 install, and noticed something odd with Doom in terms of FPS. While Witcher 3 pretty much ran perfectly other than the fact I get about 20 fps lower than Windows 7 (to be expected), Doom had quite a weird issue. I would be playing the game, not just in action, and I'd see very big frame variability. I'd get the fps counter going from 70-110 and then back to 70, then to 90, etc. I've also gotten 35-70 variability. And it's very noticible in input lag.

Is this a unique issue I have, or is this just Proton being Proton?

08/31/2018 13:52:35 CEST

Ok, so how do I get Proton working properly?

I am running Linux Mint 18 and haven't really installed too much on top of that, but want to run my old Steam games using Proton. All my drivers are up to date.

I have enabled Proton, and installed the sames where they say, "This game will be played under Steam Play" but when I try to run them they just don't work, not even a splash screen. They try to create the environment but everything just stops after that.

So, can someone walk me through what needs to be done to make this work?

08/31/2018 12:56:38 CEST

Some day...
URL: https://i.redd.it/iu70ej6v9ej11.jpg
08/31/2018 11:14:58 CEST

Playstation 4 / Dualshock 4 gamepad isn't working out-of-the-box on Linux Mint 19 / Ubuntu 18.04 on kernel 4.15

Banging my head against why this DS4 gamepad isn't working out-of-the-box after being widely praised as awesome on this very subreddit.

Jstest doesn't show it and evtest shows everything else but it. The only thing showing it is lsusb. I'm not sure which driver is utilizing it, but maybe none and that's the problem. Xpad doesn't pop up, and no additional drivers in lsmod pop up when plugging it in. Steam Big Picture nor any of the games I've tried will recognize it.

It's a blue controller, and I only see a slow yellow flashing light when plugging it in, not a blue light. Tested on a Windows OS (eeew) and the light turned blue, but it still didn't work (not without additional drivers or something, who knows).

Tried both wired and bluetooth.

Anyone have any ideas about what to try, or has anyone experienced the same thing? Since no higher kernels are in any PPAs I haven't tried any higher kernel versions and was going to test on a different live distro as a last resort, probably Solus or Antergos since hopefully one of them will be on 4.18 or anything 4.16+.


Bus 003 Device 007: ID 054c:09cc Sony Corp.

Model CUH-ZCT2U wireless controller

08/31/2018 11:01:00 CEST

F2P Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for offline play and GOTV viewing released
URL: http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2018/08/20927/
08/31/2018 10:42:34 CEST

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is free of charge until 1st Sep, 17:00 UTC
URL: http://blog.humblebundle.com/post/177559825449/get-warhammer-40000-space-marine-for-free
08/31/2018 10:23:19 CEST

Sonic &amp; All-Stars Racing Transformed - with Proton Steam Play compatibi...
URL: https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=TuVIl8mCtb4&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-TemTUJSTBk%26feature%3Dshare
08/31/2018 08:57:57 CEST

Am I the only person not excited by Proton?

It seems that an awful lot of people, both here and elsewhere, are heralding Proton as being a huge event, a game-changer, the most important event in the history of GNU+Linux gaming, etc.

While Proton is certainly an easy way to install the patched Wine most of us were running anyway (esync, plus the DXVK/vkd3d), the only big changes I can see are the improvements to fullscreen support and reducing the inconvenience of the Steam DRM platform (which they're responsible for in the first place, so I hardly see why they should take credit for making it less inconvenient).

They have also hired (as I understand it) the main DXVK developer for the last six months, though that's not directly tied to Proton and has existed for far longer.

So sure, it make it easier for first-time users in particular or those without scripts to set up new wineprefixes, but I hardly see how it's a game-changer.

If anyone does disagree with me, I'd be very interested to hear the why.

08/31/2018 07:59:19 CEST


Has anyone had any success getting Ashita v3 to work in wine? I've gotten to the point where the Ashita GUI will launch but it can't launch a game. However launching via command line with injector.exe launches the game but crashes as soon as you accept the EULA.

I tried replacing the imm32.dll.so with that forces the NULL check which enables the game to launch via just xiloader, using this makes Ashita freeze after accepting the EULA vs crash. Using Windower v4 with this setup does work but only a handful of plugins work.

Same results with either wine stable or wine staging.

I feel like I'm really close, I'm just missing something simple hopefully. With the release of proton with Steam, this is the last game holding me to windows! I want to put the final nail in the coffin!

I've tried using full screen in virtual desktop, which was recommended in another post on this sub however no dice.

I posted this in /r/ffxi as well but this seems like a better audience in hindsight.

Does anyone have a guide or even successfully playing FFXI with Ashita via wine?

08/31/2018 07:35:27 CEST

Help regarding SteamPlay and Nvidea drivers

Hello everyone, I recently wanted to try out the new SteamPlay feature and test Proton but I encountered some problems and they are driving me mad.

First, I had some troubles installing steam, something about not having libX11.so.6 but I solved this issue by installing some 32bits libs.

Then, when I finally managed to run steam, I tried to run some windows games but they didnt even launch so I tried running another game that is linux compatible (Enter the Gungeon) but it got stuck in a loading screen loop. It seemed that the game has some problems with the SDL2.0 and it needs to run with a command line on steam (env LD_PRELOAD="./sdl2-gungeon/x86_64/libSDL2-2.0.so.0.5.0" %command%) but it didnt work either so I read the github of Proton and I found that I needed the latest Nvidea driver. Ok, now I installed those drivers beacuse aparently I was running on Nouveau. However, my current drivers now are 390.77 (Instead of 396 as proton requieres) and, moreover, Enter the Gungeon doesnt launch now. I already tried adding the PPA that the github instructs but it seems apt-secure does not want to use it as "it is not signed". I found that I can download the 396 beta on Nvidea's official webpage but is a .run file and I dont have a clue on how to install it.

My current distro is ParrotOS 4.1 64bits (Linux Version 4.16 and Debian 10 Buster) and I have a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

Please, I would really appretiate a solution to my problem. If you have any more questions regarding my specs, ask away.

08/31/2018 07:26:28 CEST

Shinobi Striker running on Proton day 1
URL: https://i.redd.it/c6jnb0uyycj11.png
08/31/2018 06:42:51 CEST

Two hours before this post, (XCOM) TLE got Mac and Linux build branch additions...
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Xcom/comments/9bm6bc/two_hours_before_this_post_tle_got_mac_and_linux/
08/31/2018 06:13:23 CEST

Do shadow play and amds vce not work in Linux?

Watching some videos compareing proton to windows I've seen people with amd and Nvidia both say the fos was higher when not recording because video encoding hit the cpu and such. I've been wanting to record comparisons too so I'm curious. Granted I only use cpu recoding on windows too so dunno if that'll matter

08/31/2018 04:51:16 CEST

Linux Mint 19 detects wrong GPU

So I have been having trouble lately, not only with Dolphin Emu not detecting my GPU or using Vulkan, I'm a new but finally found my way around and found out that Linux Mint 19 is saying my GPU is an AMD Radeon HD 8830M (I think it's my onboard, I never used it, never bothered to check what my onboard was) When I'm running an MSi Radeon R7 250x.

How could I fix this?

08/31/2018 04:48:35 CEST

What distro do you use?

08/31/2018 03:37:24 CEST

Any idea how to solve this error?
URL: https://i.redd.it/ve54nn7o1cj11.png
08/31/2018 03:36:12 CEST

Would be nice to have a Winepak (Flatpak) version of Pokémon TCG online

Love that game + using Endless Os

08/31/2018 03:12:25 CEST

The latest Sunless Skies update overhauls the combat and AI behaviours
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-latest-sunless-skies-update-overhauls-the-combat-and-ai-behaviours.12459
08/31/2018 02:48:03 CEST

MMO tactical shooter Mavericks still planned for Linux, will have a one thousand player Battle Royale
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/mmo-tactical-shooter-mavericks-still-planned-for-linux-will-have-a-one-thousand-player-battle-royale.12462
08/31/2018 02:45:55 CEST

Multiple Steam installs for different Linux users on the same system

By default installing Steam for different users results in downloading multiple copies of the same games.

I'm wondering what would happen if the Steam library was in a shared directory so each game could only be installed once?

I'm thinking the permissions problem would be easily solved with bindfs

Has anyone done this? Did it work? Any tips?

08/31/2018 02:08:26 CEST

"The program TS4.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close." I have tried many different tricks none of which have worked.

I have downloaded the sims 4 via torrent, I then proceeded to download custom content and the wickedwhims mod, which was all fine at first. I'd built a house put a family in etc, I then added a new sim to the house, then suddenly I got a message saying wicked whims had stopped working and then the game crashed. It was a program error saying "The program TS4.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close." Also lower on the alert message it read; "This can be caused by a problem in the program or deficiency in wine." I then looked up numerous tweeks, such as downloaded wineskin (as i use a mac) enabled vcrun2012 and vcrun2013 (even though the game was working perfectly fine before today, with the mods and the custom content), I removed the wickwhims mod, I even started to download sims tray importer so i can remove the house that i built and the sims i made within it and then delete the game and then re-download it. Also connecting to the gallery has never worked, its never been able to get online.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!


08/31/2018 01:47:15 CEST

Couch party games for Linux?

I am looking for games to play with controllers on the same PC. Something like Overcook or Mario Party. The more minigames the better. Thank you!

08/31/2018 01:21:43 CEST

Intel Reconfirms Adaptive Sync support coming in the future • r/hardware
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/9bmtyq/intel_reconfirms_adaptive_sync_future_coming_in/
08/31/2018 01:10:55 CEST

Since skyrim(normal edition) script extender can be downloaded via steam has anyone had luck with it and proton?

Ive seen some people got mod organizer working with the normal edition, and a couple mods, but i havent seen much about this and its mods.

08/31/2018 00:58:50 CEST

Can't get windows games to work via steam play

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I just can't get this to work.

I'm running Linux Mint 19. I checked my version of python and it came back saying it was 2.7. Native Linux games such as FTL and Stardew valley, load and play. I tried getting Grim Dawn which is a windows game, to run and it just shows a black square in the middle of the screen and when I force close it, it says it's not responding. I tried another windows game and that just instantly crashed before even getting to a loading/title screen.

I've tried using the open source video drivers whatever the default is for Mint 19, and they work for the linux games but not the windows games. I've tried the nvidia 390 drivers which are the latest that Mint provides and again the windows games do not load. These games played fine when I was using windows 7.

I've read that other people have got Grim Dawn running fine in linux so I just am not sure what to do.

I should add that I tried to update the nvidia drivers to 396 via a ppa I came across on the github site relating to this stuff and it wouldn't let me. At first it said they didn't exist and then after several attempts, it gave some errors about certain files couldn't be used so it didn't download. Also I didn't hear that the 396 drivers were mandatory for getting Grim Dawn to run, I was just trying to get them to see if that would have made any difference.

08/31/2018 00:33:20 CEST

Steam Play's Proton 3.7-5 has been released with a performance improvement and fixes
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/steam-plays-proton-beta-has-been-updated-with-a-performance-improvement-and-fixes.12464
08/30/2018 23:16:17 CEST

Are game saves platform specific?

What I mean by platform is Linux, Proton, Wine, Windows or OSX.

I've noticed for all the games I have tried with Proton I don't have saves, even if I've played them on Wine or Windows and these games have cloud sync enabled.

Is there anything official from Valve about cloud syncs being exclusive to each platform? Anyone else seen the same or different behaviour?

08/30/2018 23:12:52 CEST

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam · DXVK · 1h gameplay [mesa-git]
URL: https://youtu.be/Cem8YwNt2c8
08/30/2018 22:08:42 CEST

DEs and DMs that work with Vulkan

Hey all,

I'm kind of stuck with gnome 3 on fedora. I'm running vulkan, but have issues with swapping to other environments such as KDE and Cinnamon. On the login screen, I try to select another DE, but the screen always blacks out and seems to reset X taking me back to the login screen.

Has anyone got Vulkan and other DEs working? Is there a list of DEs, WMs and DMs that support vulkan?

08/30/2018 21:38:22 CEST

Simulating "hold-to-ADS" on games that don't support it.


This is a common problem with first person shooters : you want hold-to-ADS (press mouse to aim, release to un-aim), but some games only let you toggle (click once to aim, click a second time to un-aim). On windows, this can be fixed using AutoHotKey, for example.


Now, I'm trying to do the same in linux using xdotool and xbindkeys, but for some reason, it doesn't work. I was hoping some of you would have faced this problem once, and could help me.


Here's what I have :
- I can simulate a right click with 'xdotool click 3'
- I can execute a command, exactly once on right mouse press and once on right mouse release with the following xbindkeys configuration : (terminator is just my terminal - for the example)

    # right click press
    # right click release
  b:3 + Release   
  • But for some reason, if I combine both, it doesn't work.


I.e. this configuration :

    # right click press
"sleep 0.01; xdotool click 3"
    # right click release
"sleep 0.01; xdotool click 3"
  b:3 + Release

Which I would expect to work, does nothing on right clicks, and locks up my system on left clicks. Also, I tried with and without the 'sleep 0.01', they make no difference. It makes 0 sense. Do you guys have any idea how to fix this ?


I posted here because it's both gaming and linux related, but if this doesn't fit in this subredit, I can delete the post.


Thanks for your help !

08/30/2018 21:01:39 CEST

Code of The Savage (80s-style CRPG) Kickstarter
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2106227726/code-of-the-savage-rpg
08/30/2018 20:47:56 CEST

[SteamPlay] force mouse lock?

I'm pretty amazed how well SteamPlay (Proton & DXVK) are working in steam these days, it's pretty much like native gaming!

There is only one minor issue which bugs me to no end: I have a multi-monitor setup and when I move the mouse to the right, it doesn't stay locked to the screen where the game is running, but moves to the next screen! So when I play a FPS and turn around to shoot, I'll click the desktop and unfocus the game.

This makes it pretty much unplayable of course, but IIRC there was a workaround for this many years ago.

Is there anything I can do other than disabling my secondary monitors for the time of the game?

08/30/2018 20:40:41 CEST

Lutris - Halo Online [ElDewrito] Cannot access CEF Menus

I have been trying to get Halo Online working on my Linux partition and the game itself works fine but I cannot access the server browser as the custom_menu.exe crashes at startup.

I am wondering if anyone can help out?

Debug Log: https://pastebin.com/A4DCnN6u

Specs: i7 6800k, GTX 980 (396.54), Two Monitors.

08/30/2018 20:36:25 CEST

WINE causing poor performance on Celeron n2840?

Ive been trying to get fallout new vegas to run smoothly on it. I know its not the graphics because any graphics setting i change doesnt help at all. Im stumped on what it could be. Any help is appreciated :)

08/30/2018 20:34:40 CEST

Warhammer 40K Space Marine (Free) &amp; a Guide to play it in Linux

Warhammer 40K Space Marine is free today on Humble Bundle

Here is a guide from last year on how to run it in PlayOnLinux: Warhammer 40K Space Marine Guide

Note: Make sure to try with a newer version of Wine or a Lutris "staging" version of Wine

08/30/2018 19:50:22 CEST

Megaquarium | Schematics Trailer Analysis.
URL: https://youtu.be/ev7umpk0MCg
08/30/2018 19:34:53 CEST

Dying Light black screen on Fedora 28 with Nvidia's proprietary drivers

I can hear the audio in the main menu, but the screen's black. Any fixes?

08/30/2018 18:49:55 CEST

Please help!

i have laptop with two graphics card how do i install drivers and how to see if other graphics card work nvidia+intel what driver i need to install for vulkan support ubuntu 18.4 lts

08/30/2018 18:32:19 CEST

Project Borealis - Update 4
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkAU3A5nM-E
08/30/2018 17:28:00 CEST

Insurgency: Sandstorm + Steam's Proton

Anyone got any luck with it?

I know it's still in Beta 2 and aiming for a post-launch Linux release, but I am impatient!

It seems to work wonderfully under Proton, no graphical glitches, somewhat good performance and working local matches, but joining any online match throws an Easy Anti Cheat error:

Disconnected: EAC: EAC sandbox not active (dummy client)

08/30/2018 17:22:57 CEST

Dxvk/vulkan multigpu support?

Hi, Ive read that Vulkan supports multigpu since v1.1. Im wondering if it works with dxvk and thus if its worth it to buy a second card to boost my framerate. The focus is mostly on getting a smoother gameplay and reduced input lag while playing Overwatch.

Does anyone have experience with a multigpu?

08/30/2018 17:07:42 CEST

unable to get Skyrim SE or Fallout 4 to run on Ubuntu 18.04 with steam play/proton

after making the switch to ubuntu, I have attempted to try Skyrim SE and Fallout 4 on Steam Play, however neither of them launch at all. Steam just goes through the preparing to launch window and then nothing else seems to happen.

I have also tried lutris/dxvk and wine with Skyrim SE and that seems to work with a few lighting bugs.

I am using nvidia's 396.54 driver

08/30/2018 16:43:38 CEST

Running Skyrim SE and Mod Organizer w/Proton

Hi, so I've been playing to play Skyrim SE, afte seeing a few posts I made a list of the necessary libraries.


  1. Xaudio (winetricks)
  2. Wine bpa
  3. F4SE Patch - wine hackery
  4. Somelib
  5. movfs4l.py (isolated mods, not directly overwriten), skyrim.sh (tests everything)
  6. mono + dxvk
  7. Override d3d9 to Native, Builtin in Libraries tab of winecfg (enb), bFloatPointRenderTarget to 1 in SkyrimPrefs.ini
  8. Install MO on a different directory

My questions are:

Are the libraries and fixes necessary with proton? Is dxvk and mono automaticly used instead of the default openGL?

Some posts where months old, I hope that Proton doesn't need most of these.

08/30/2018 16:14:22 CEST

Steam or GOG?

This is a question I keep asking myself: Should I support one or the other? (Both is naturally an option, but I'm trying to look at it from a pros/cons view right now)

On the one hand, Valve are currently very supportive of Linux and are trying to create the most pleasant gaming experience possible. Buuuuut... they use DRM.

On the other hand, GOG are DRM free, also have great pricing and games that support Linux but seem like they're not doing enough (if, at all - speaking out of ignorance) to promote actual support for Linux itself and/or quality of life upgrades.

So I'm not just asking a question, I would more than love to hear about what each platform brings to the house of the glorious penguin.

08/30/2018 16:13:51 CEST

Does Arma 2 multiplayer work on linux?

I want to play Dayz Mod (I'm over the Standalone). Will it work on Linux? (with or without proton)

08/30/2018 16:10:43 CEST

Running Skyrim SE and Mod Organizer w/Proton

Hi, so I've been playing to play Skyrim SE, afte seeing a few posts I made a list of the necessary libraries.


  1. Xaudio (winetricks)
  2. Wine bpa
  3. F4SE Patch - wine hackery
  4. Somelib
  5. movfs4l.py (isolated mods, not directly overwriten), skyrim.sh (tests everything)
  6. mono + dxvk
  7. Override d3d9 to Native, Builtin in Libraries tab of winecfg (enb), bFloatPointRenderTarget to 1 in SkyrimPrefs.ini
  8. Install MO on a different directory

My questions are:

Are the libraries and fixes necessary with proton? Is dxvk and mono automaticly used instead of the default openGL?

Some posts where months old, I hope that Proton doesn't need most of these.

08/30/2018 16:09:36 CEST

Two Point Hospital released (Linux, macOS, Windows)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/535930/Two_Point_Hospital/
08/30/2018 16:04:50 CEST

Can I use Steam Compatibility layers for non-steam games/apps?

Used WINE a long time ago, wasnt a huge fan but Ive heard its gotten much better. I also saw that steam has its own fork of it now, and Ive heard its even better than wine. Would it be possible to use steams version of wine for games and apps?

I want to try the game Ironsight (free to play COD clone), and also had a few random windows apps that Id like to test out.

Is this possible?

08/30/2018 15:16:22 CEST

How to install Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu 18.04
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJSXOSXjkUo
08/30/2018 15:09:28 CEST

Merging Windows and Linux gaming partitions?

I have a 1 TB hard drive that I've split into a 500 GB NTFS and 500 GB ext4 partition for Windows and Linux gaming respectively. With the advent of Steam Play, I'd like to not have any major overlap between my Windows and Linux installations. What is the most non-destructive way to merge the Steam libraries from these two partitions, allowing for free access from both Windows and Linux? Does Steam Play add anything to a game installation that would make it unusable on Windows?

The two Steam installations themselves would be separate, the only thing shared would be the Steamapps folder.

08/30/2018 14:38:14 CEST

Fifa on linux?

Is there any way to play Fifa games with valve/proton?? Just curious to know. Or do anyone no how to play non steam games with this technology. Share your knowledge.

08/30/2018 13:37:36 CEST

Damnit Nvidia, couldn't you wait few months?

I have Fermi based Nvidia and the latest supported driver is 391.35. That means that I can't use Steam+Proton, even if I have 3GB Nvidia card. Sorry for the rant, but is there any workaround?

08/30/2018 12:29:58 CEST

Gaming Research Survey Results

Hi r/linux_gaming,

So I carried out a survey as part of my Masters project. I posted here asking for people to take part in the survey, and as part of the debriefing of the survey, I'm sharing my results and letting people ask any questions they want. At the end of this post I'll link to an imgur album with a bunch of stats and charts, if you want to see some even more results, or you can email me at [flp503@york.ac.uk](mailto:flp503@york.ac.uk) if you want a PDF of the full project once it's finished (if you left your email in the survey, you don't need to do this, you'll get the PDF anyway).

What was the intent of the survey?

As mentioned at the end of the survey, I was looking into uncertainty and challenge, and how they relate. Specifically I was using the Player Uncertainty in Games Scale (or PUGS), and a very recently developed challenge questionnaire (so recent we have't be able to create a snappy sounding name for it yet, though I'm hoping we'll settle on CORGIS). The main aim was to see how the subscales of these questionnaires correlate.

However, as the challenge questionnaire is very new, it's also being used to see how the challenge survey works, specifically looking at different games have different average challenge.

How did I collect the data?

I posted to 87 different reddits, and left the survey up for two weeks.

I asked respondents to fill out the questionnaires based on their most recent gameplay experience, as these should be the most "fresh" in peoples memory, as so most accurate.

The questions in the main section were first-person, past-tense, asked on a Likert scale from 1 to 5. Then there were some demographic questions and two questions giving the option to add comments related to uncertainty and challenge, or the survey as a whole, as well as a place to leave your email to get the full report, and another place to leave your email to potentially take part in further research.

Who responded?

I got 9879 responses, of which 5270 were valid, with others being identified as spam, incomplete or from participants who were underage, which I had to delete for ethical reasons.

  • 85.4% of respondents were male, 12.2% female, 1.5% identified as another gender and 0.9% chose not to answer (Link to chart)
  • The most represented age range was 18-24 with 59% of responses, and the least represented age range was 60-64 with 0.2% of the responses. (Link to table)
  • America was the most represented country with 44.3% of participants, followed by the United Kingdom with 9.2%. A total of 92 countries were represented in total. (Link to table of the 10 most popular countries)
  • The most played game was Osu!, with 337 responses. A total of 894 different games were counted in total. (Link to table of the most popular games).

What are the overall results?

Overall, the correlations were really strong considering the amount of data gathered. The overall correlation for the total of the uncertainty and challenge questionnaires was 0.224, which sounds small, but yeah, with so many responses anything over 0.2 is pretty impressive, especially considering in my last large survey there was an overall correlation of -0.016.

There also doesn't appear to be much variation in how the scales and subscales correlate based on game, which I did not expect. While the strength of the correlations can differ, they're always in the same direction, and the strongest correlations seem to be the same no matter what the game, or at least looking at all the games with over 100 responses that seems to be the case.

Is that it?

At the moment. I'm going to try and do some more analysis and see if there's anything else interesting to know. You can find a imgur album of all my charts and graphs and whatnot from this survey here. Sorry this post is so long,if you have any questions let me know below. When I did my last survey I found talking to people in the comments really helped me get a better understanding of my data. :)

08/30/2018 11:59:07 CEST


I just noticed Payday: The Heist is suddenly in the Linux library on Steam. I mean, yes, Payday 2 is good, and I didn't expect them to bother porting the first one, but it's pretty exciting to see it on Linux when sometimes you want a more casual bank-robbing experience! [ie. Payday 2 is like the 'I'm going to play this all night' game, where Payday: The Heist has that 'I've got an hour before I have to get to work' dynamic, which is important when you get older!]

Side note: It doesn't have the icon on Steam, but there it is in my Linux library and installing...

08/30/2018 10:31:14 CEST

Made this little Android Gamepad app for Linux
URL: https://github.com/rmst/yoke
08/30/2018 10:12:33 CEST

Recommended Distro For OLD Laptop?

Hello lads, I'm interesting in turning this old/beat up Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop into an retro-gaming system. I'm looking for the best distro to make this possible.

I've considered, Sparky Linux and Puppy Arcade.

What would be the best distro in your opinion?

SPECS: https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-inspiron-6000-for-business/specs/

08/30/2018 10:03:42 CEST

Fallout 3 Patch 1.7 does not work on WINE(For me at least)

Ive ran it on multiple systems, both intel based with intel graphics. Ive installed all of the patches ive needed to get the game running from when i was on Windows (like 3 years ago lol). Ive ran it on multiple versions of WINE; 3.14, 3.8, 3.0.2, and 2.14. None of which worked, FNV and FO1 and 2 works fine but not 3 apparently. I got it from GoG btw. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

08/30/2018 08:26:19 CEST

The most weird Proton bug ever.

How could One only Imagine such a thing?


08/30/2018 07:58:21 CEST

Where does everyone report their Steamplay findings?

So awhile back I left Steam and re-joined recently and activated all of my games and found several Windows only games are working without issue. Where do I go to report this stuff?

08/30/2018 06:48:46 CEST

OFFICIAL NOTICE: The Nothing CYBERPUNK RPG is coming to Linux
URL: http://www.playnothing.com/
08/30/2018 05:53:59 CEST

The End of the Sun is a first-person adventure game inspired by Slavic mythology and legends
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-end-of-the-sun-is-a-first-person-adventure-game-inspired-by-slavic-mythology-and-legends.12455
08/30/2018 05:06:38 CEST

Do you guys think replacing a R9 390 with a RX 580 is worth it for gaming?

Don't really want to deal with the driver issues of the r9 390

08/30/2018 04:48:16 CEST

Steam Play/Proton I have python2 and my drives are ext4

I start a windows game it says running next to the game in steam for a few seconds then stops. the time played ticks up a minute and then nothing. I have been trying with subnautica because its one of the only windows games I have.

08/30/2018 04:30:37 CEST

Stupid question; How do I contribute to the Steam Play Compatibility Spreadsheet?

Question in title. I can probably request edit access, but to anyone who has done it is that all I need to do? There are several sheets involved, not sure which to add to. I suck at spreadsheets, but have a few games with no entries that I'd like to add.

08/30/2018 01:42:44 CEST

Having trouble launching Age of Empires II Steam/Proton

Hey guys, recently set up my old HP Stream Netbook with Linux Mint XFCE

Installed steam and a few games AoE:II, Rollercoaster Tycoon and Stronghold HD, no issues with the latter 2 games they run perfectly with no tweaking but Age of Empires goes to launch, does the first time setup install step every time and then just closes without anything showing at all

Ran the app in the terminal to see if there was any errors showing but there were none, I am however a total linux noob so not sure what I was hoping to accomplish

Any help would be appreciated!

08/30/2018 01:22:23 CEST

CPU Coolers - Software Concern


So I created a post here - https://old.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/9bdp4n/best_aio_water_cooler_reliability/ - about picking up a AIO water cooler.

The concern I just thought of is as far as I can see these all require software to control the fans and the pump and all that LED stuff. I assume none of them support Linux?

Options? I main goal is to have it really quiet (and cool duh) and I assume if you don't have any control over the AIO it will just be full blast.

Anyone here with a AIO on Linux? What is it?

08/30/2018 01:03:09 CEST

Tip: Disable desktop effects in KDE and Xfce for a better gaming experience
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace/comments/9bc45x/tip_disable_desktop_effects_in_kde_and_xfce_for_a/
08/30/2018 00:59:51 CEST

Anti-Cheat is great and all... but I got QC running in Linux.
URL: https://imgur.com/a/fx1ANqi
08/30/2018 00:44:08 CEST

State of Mind - Linux Let's Play [German]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPLt8s5dlPk
08/30/2018 00:38:52 CEST

What's your favorite open world games playable on Linux, RPG or otherwise?

I really like exploring in World of Warcraft but I've already explored everything accessible to a starter account. While much smaller (though taller), I also really enjoyed Grow Home, wish the sequel came to Linux. I really enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim, but I've played those to death, and the Fallout games are too bleak for my liking. What other games with big open areas to explore would you recommend?

08/30/2018 00:36:47 CEST

Devil May Cry 4 - with Proton Steam Play compatibility layer on Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=t5bOl_JNMqI&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-Nyi3Y15a-Y%26feature%3Dshare
08/30/2018 00:33:24 CEST