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Gallium 9 on ubuntu 20.04?

My card isn't vulkan capable, so thinking g9 would be the best frames for wine gaming.

01/23/2020 02:03:55 CEST

what am i doing wrong?

i downloaded the latest version of wine and downloaded windows steam, set it to open steam.exe on launch, logged in on steam and now its just loading and crashing without displaying anything. did i do something wrong

01/23/2020 02:02:35 CEST

RPCS3 - Improved Performance in RDR, GoW 3, MGS4, Skate 2-3 and more!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8pNP3UelBI&feature=emb_title
01/23/2020 01:15:27 CEST

(Another) Game engine / editor / sdk for Linux

Hi - I've been working on a free pluggable / ECS (Entity Component System) based engine for Linux (www.fireflytech.org). It's available as a .AppImage (currently have only built / tested on Ubuntu 18.04). It's a work in progress but is a plugin-based UI, based on c++, cmake and opengl core 3.3. I use Qt for the editor gui (only) and SDL2 for a x-platform rendering window / context. It's getting slightly less unusable with each release so wanted to share in case it's of interest. A video of the 1 minute Linux ECS plugin creation: https://youtu.be/E5DEkip51s8 . They say you should build a game and not an engine, I reluctantly agree.

01/23/2020 00:11:35 CEST

Radeon Gaming Software / MSI Afterburner on Linux?

I am going to be building a Ryzen machine with a 5700 XT and I need advice on how to control card settings on Linux. Is Radeon Gaming Software (or whatever they call it) available/working in Linux? What about MSI afterburner?

The 5700 XT is a reference card so I will need some way to control voltage and fan curves, and other settings.

01/22/2020 23:57:45 CEST

Anyone else get a crash any time they change a graphical setting in black mesa?

I'm on PopOS 19.10 with an rx 580 4gb and 3700x. Most games work just fine with no problems but for some reason this game keeps crashing. If I changed any of the settings under the graphics tab except for the resolution, it crashes as soon as I hit okay/apply.

01/22/2020 22:51:43 CEST

Help me, Wine 5.0, and all the other versions, on Huawei p30 lite
URL: https://i.redd.it/401lc4t7hec41.jpg
01/22/2020 22:44:17 CEST

Is the RX 5700 XT stable?

I'm planning to switch to Arch Linux, and I'm curious, is the RX 5700 XT stable nowadays?

01/22/2020 22:24:18 CEST

Okay what do i need to game?

hey, i got the system specs of :

- AMD X4 860k 4.7 GHz

- GTX 760 2GB

- 12GB RAM 2133MHz

and i try to play games i crash all the time... what do i need to install drivers or something im so fuc*ing confused i follow all the guides i either get really bad fps or just pc freezes i installed :

sudo pacman -S nvidia nvidia-utils lib32-nvidia-utils nvidia-settings vulkan-icd-loader lib32-vulkan-icd-loader

for the drivers and im on Arch latest kernel and drivers 440 i think. so yeah idk what to say but i just need some advice or something to setup my linux machine up for gaming..

01/22/2020 22:14:00 CEST

How to get Star Wars Battlefront II(2017) to run on linux.
URL: https://v.redd.it/1euej961kdc41
01/22/2020 20:12:04 CEST

MangoHud! What is it and what is it used for?
URL: /r/linux_gaming/comments/esgdgw/mangohud_what_is_it_and_what_is_it_used_for/
01/22/2020 19:59:20 CEST

MangoHud! What is it and what is it used for?

MangoHud, what is it and why would I want to use it?

MangoHud is a Vulkan Layer heavily based on the Mesa Vulkan Overlay.

It can display information like current Framerate, Frametime Graph, CPU/GPU load (more listed below).

Its main goal has been to aid FlightlessMango in making videos and collecting data. Recently there has been more interest for this project and there have been more features added beyond that narrow scope.

Design of MangoHud

It aims to replicate the look and feel of MSI afterburner. MangoHud with all options on

Why would I use MangoHud and not the Original Mesa Vulkan Overlay?

MangoHud comes with a few distinct features that you won't find in the Mesa Overlay.

  • CPU and GPU load
  • CPU load per core
  • CPU MHz per core
  • CPU and GPU temperature
  • Line graph instead of Histogram
  • Detection of DXVK/VKD3D + version and Feral3D
  • Capture logs that can be uploaded and visualized on Flightlessmango.com

The GPU features have been tested on Nvidia and AMD but not on Intel.

You can find all the optional features listed in the README.

Why would I use MangoHud when I have DXVK HUD?

Most features mentioned above are not included in DXVK HUD.

The biggest advantage is that you will have a consistent hud across all your Vulkan apps/games.

MangoHud will work on any game you are playing with DXVK/VKD3D, Feral3D or Native Vulkan.

How do I use MangoHud?

  • MANGOHUD=1 /path/to/vulkan_app
  • MANGOHUD32=1 /path/to/vulkan_app (for 32bit)

Or if you are using Steam

  • MANGOHUD=1 %command%
  • MANGOHUD32=1 %command% (32bit)

How do I install MangoHud?

  1. wget https://flightlessmango.com/mangohud-latest.tar.gz
  2. tar zxf mangohud-latest.tar.gz && cd mangohud-latest
  3. ./setup_mangohud.sh install

If you need assistance, want to give me feedback/suggestions or just exchange pleasantries FlightlessMango Discord

01/22/2020 19:55:59 CEST

Debian 7 Through Debian Testing Benchmarks With/Without Mitigations
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=debian-7-2020&num=1
01/22/2020 19:47:22 CEST

How to get Star Wars Battlefront II(2017) to run on linux.
URL: https://v.redd.it/1euej961kdc41
01/22/2020 19:39:06 CEST

Bumped into Artix, the company that made Dragon Fable & Adventure Quest. Used to play them a lot as a kid and was really suprised to see a Linux launcher advertised in the downloads section!
URL: https://www.artix.com/downloads/artixlauncher
01/22/2020 18:18:12 CEST

Feral's GameMode 1.5 Now Supports Changing The CPU Governor Differently For iGPUs
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GameMode-1.5-Released
01/22/2020 18:17:10 CEST

AMDVLK 2020.Q1.1 Brings Some Performance Tuning, Still On Vulkan 1.1
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMDVLK-2020.Q1.1-Driver
01/22/2020 18:16:52 CEST

Warhammer Online: Return Of Reckoning - Oldschool MMORPG, Fully playable with Lutris

If there are people who enjoyed Warhammer Online back in 2008 to 2013, when EA shut all the servers down. There's a Private server Return Of Reckoning running since 2014/2015. Lots of players online on EU Prime time also (~1000). The game seems more balanced class wise as it ever was on official servers also. So if some of the Folks that want to try it out for Nostalgia or some newer players who never had the chance to play it. Check it out!. Be warned though. This game is focused mostly around PvP (RvR) fights. There are Dungeons and PvE content also, but its not the main priority of the game.

Website: https://www.returnofreckoning.com

Installation guide:

Tier 1 (lower level) Action:

Tier 4 (endgame) Action:

if you need addons, check this:

Hope to see you on the Battlefield!

01/22/2020 17:47:57 CEST

Problems with steam on chrome OS!

Hello i need som help to get steam working on chrome OS!

Followed a guide with the following commands :

echo 'deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt update
sudo apt install steam

When i ran the final command i got this error message :

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 steam:i386 : Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I am very new to linux and would appreciate any help !

01/22/2020 17:29:54 CEST

Opensource VRChat alternative?

Do you know an opensource VRChat alternative? like OpenSimulator but with Ugandan Knuckles

01/22/2020 17:02:01 CEST

Gaming on Linux has never been easier! (Battlefield V with Wine+DXVK)
URL: https://i.redd.it/xix0p0bmocc41.jpg
01/22/2020 16:42:14 CEST

AMDVLK 2020.Q1.1 Release
URL: https://github.com/GPUOpen-Drivers/AMDVLK/releases/tag/v-2020.Q1.1
01/22/2020 16:11:49 CEST

Feral GameMode version 1.5 released
URL: https://github.com/FeralInteractive/gamemode/releases/tag/1.5
01/22/2020 16:03:23 CEST

FreeCol - FreeCol XXE Vulnerability Fixed
URL: http://www.freecol.org/news/freecol-xxe-vulnerability-fixed.html
01/22/2020 14:51:57 CEST

FreeCol 1.2 will "soon" be out
URL: https://github.com/FreeCol/freecol/issues/54
01/22/2020 14:51:12 CEST

Want to play The Witcher game on your Tesla? [Tesla cars run Linux]
URL: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1219881215156801537
01/22/2020 13:28:26 CEST

Rosewater, a wild west adventure set in the world of Lamplight City is coming to Linux next year
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/rosewater-a-wild-west-adventure-set-in-the-world-of-lamplight-city-is-coming-to-linux-next-year.15819
01/22/2020 13:06:42 CEST

Wx3 Labs continue polishing the Linux Beta of Starcom: Nexus - it's looking good
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/wx3-labs-continue-polishing-the-linux-beta-of-starcom-nexus-its-looking-good.15821
01/22/2020 13:04:38 CEST

Save 80% on Transistor on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/237930/Transistor/
01/22/2020 11:08:42 CEST

Save 70% on Pyre on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/462770/Pyre/
01/22/2020 11:07:36 CEST

Texture issue in War Thunder

Hi, I launched War thunder for the first time after the latest NVIDIA driver update, and it told me that my video memory was to low to load anything else than ultra-low textures, but in run the game with a GTX 1660s 6Gb. Any ideas how I can fix it ?

01/22/2020 11:03:51 CEST

Wine Is Approaching Six Million Lines Of Code
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wine-Approaching-Six-Million
01/22/2020 10:57:21 CEST

Wine Is Approaching Six Million Lines Of Code
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wine-Approaching-Six-Million
01/22/2020 10:56:53 CEST

Vulkan 1.2.132 Released As The First Documentation Fix-Up Following Vulkan 1.2
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Vulkan-1.2.132-Released
01/22/2020 10:56:37 CEST

How to enable multilib?

I tried typing "/etc/pacman.conf" on terminal but it was refused because they say "permission denied"

So I don't know how to do

01/22/2020 10:47:52 CEST

How do I update Wine?

I've looked all over the internet, i don't understand anything

I'd like to know how to do the terminal update for Manjaro

01/22/2020 10:34:21 CEST

[Help Request] Assassin's Creed Odyssey

I've been trying to get the UPlay version of this to launc to no avail. I'm not sure where to go looking for logs.

I'm attempting to launch it from Lutris. I installed the UPlay version via a Lutris installation script meant for the UPlay version (went beautifully). UPlay itself launches without issue, it downloads the game fine and doesn't seem to have any network connectivity issues. I've disabled the in-game overlay to no effect.

What happens is that I click Play, it shows the launcher, checks save synchronisation, then goes to launch the game. It shows a black outline of a box then disappears, and the Play button lights up again in UPlay as though the game hadn't launched.

I've tried various versions of Proton, 3.xx, 4.2, 4.11, TKG Protonified, GloriousEggroll... The same result every time.

Anyone have any advice?

01/22/2020 10:13:02 CEST

mGBA 0.8.0 HUGE Release
URL: https://mgba.io/2020/01/21/mgba-0.8.0/
01/22/2020 09:36:50 CEST

After MESA update, Lutris did not detect DXVK

Hi everyone,

I have been posting here and there hoping for an answer.

I use Lutris to play World of Warcraft, DXVK was not an issue. But after a Mesa update, Lutris respond with a dialog stating no DXVK found, which is not true, I was still playing WOW day before the update with DXVK enabled. What am I missing?

Here is my spec, OS: Linux Mint 19.2 Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce 1060 6GB RAM 16G DDR4

Any help are appreciated. Thanks you.

01/22/2020 09:24:55 CEST

Any good software to record games ?

I run Fedora and I am looking for a good software to record my game (and otherwise anything) to make a tutorial. Any good leads?

01/22/2020 09:14:29 CEST

FOSS Music

Premise: My son is currently studying sound engineering at College/Uni and we thought it would be nice to come up with something for the FOSS community.

Not only will it give us something to do together, but it will allow him to start building a professional portfolio.

The Project: What we are planning on doing is setting up a YouTube page in order to create and release musical scores that anyone can freely use for whatever they like. All sound banks, effects and other audio will come from freely distributable sources. All compositions will also be made freely available, without any copyright conditions attached. This is in the hope that small Indy developers will use it as a resource for quality music within their games.

We will also be creating thematic sets of scores that anyone can simply throw into their games. If anyone requires a minor edit to pieces then this will also be free of charge, more complex edits can be arranged for a small fee, to help fund my sons education.

The question: We are looking for feedback from the community and developers in order to come up with ideas and a resource that will be both useful and interesting. So let us know your thoughts on the matter, your input is very much appreciated?

PS. All resources for creating these compositions will of course be open source, Audacity etc.

01/22/2020 08:41:28 CEST

Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle (everything has native Linux support)
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/europa-universalis-iv
01/22/2020 07:03:06 CEST

What Is Dedicated Server Hosting (And When Do You Need One?)
URL: https://www.thecorehosting.net/what-is-dedicated-server-hosting-and-when-do-you-need-one/
01/22/2020 06:53:42 CEST

chess sphere 1player mode almost ready
URL: https://v.redd.it/fgohhniv39c41
01/22/2020 04:42:44 CEST

Linux Mint 19.3, malformed entry error when installing Wine

Hello, I was trying to install Wine today on Linx Mint 19.3. and when adding the repository, sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main', I get the error "Malformed input, repository not added." I tried several times. I wonder if it has something to do with the release of Wine 5.0? and everything is not in order yet? or if someone knows about a fix? thanks!!!

01/22/2020 04:03:20 CEST

After MESA Vulkan graphics driver update, lutris responds with no dxvk

Hi, I am not sure if this occur to anyone else, but yesterday I updated mesa (20.0~git2001211930.28eb48~oibaf~b), when I tried to run World of Warcraft from lutris, it give me a dialog box indicating there is no Dxvk installed, even after restart, the problem still continued. The games run fine with Dxvk enabled prior to the update. I used timeshift reverting the update of mesa, however, this is only a short term solution. If I ignore the error and continue the game, the game will not run and returns with an error that my graphic cards is not supported by the game.

I must have missed something. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks you.

My Computer spec as follows.:

OS: Linux Mint 19.2 64bit

Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 1060 6GB

Ram: 16G DDR4

01/22/2020 03:46:46 CEST

When I try to start league on lutris I get this
01/22/2020 03:01:55 CEST

Issues running linux on chromebook

I noticed the other day that runescape had a linux client. great! something to do during classes. I installed the package with no fuss, and it is currently sitting pretty in the linux apps container. however, when I attempt to launch it, it returns with:

/usr/share/games/runescape-launcher/runescape: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.1: version `OPENSSL_1_1_1' not found (required by /usr/share/games/runescape-launcher/runescape)

...I'm not exactly sure what to do now. I've been posting around different subreddits so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

01/22/2020 01:18:59 CEST

Has Mordhau on Steam Proton suddenly stopped working for anyone else?

All of a sudden, it won't start. Ran perfectly up until last night and I have no idea why. Yes, I've tried reinstalling to another SSD in my system.

  • Linux Mint 19.3
  • Intel Skylake 6th gen processor
  • 8gb RAM
  • RX-590 w/8gb VRAM

Thanks in advance.

01/21/2020 23:16:35 CEST

30+ FPS improvement vs Windows

Hi, I've been playing The Elder Scrolls Online a lot recently. I've noticed about a 30-40fps improvment over Windows and was curious if anybody else has experienced this with ESO or any other games? I've tried searching for some info regarding WHY that might be but haven't come back with much.

01/21/2020 22:44:29 CEST

Big discount on Europa Universalis
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/europa-universalis-iv
01/21/2020 21:04:54 CEST

The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 5.0 is now available.
URL: https://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git/blob_plain/wine-5.0:/ANNOUNCE
01/21/2020 20:12:19 CEST

Was told to try here
URL: https://v.redd.it/goopoifp96c41
01/21/2020 19:41:38 CEST

All Half-Life games free to play from now until Half-Life Alyx releases in March
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/57848/
01/21/2020 19:35:58 CEST

The bottle for Wine 5.0 has officially been popped open as it's out now
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-bottle-for-wine-50-has-officially-been-popped-open-as-its-out-n.15815
01/21/2020 18:45:21 CEST

Problem with GTA V ONLINE

So when i try to run GTA online it crashes right before logging me in the session. The single player works fine. I have the latest proton version, NVIDIA driver 4.40, linux kernel 5.4 and Manjaro.

Please help!

01/21/2020 18:41:37 CEST

Wine 5.0 Released With Big Improvements For Gaming, Countless Application Fixes
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wine-5.0-Released
01/21/2020 18:38:22 CEST

Wine release 5.0
URL: https://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-announce/2020-January/000476.html
01/21/2020 18:30:49 CEST

"Terminal Phase" a terminal game
URL: https://i.redd.it/03v770fh7zb41.gif
01/21/2020 18:07:05 CEST

Any news on the state of the art regarding Proton and Battle Eye

Hi Folks,

I read on some old posts that Valve is working with Battle Eye to make it compatible with Proton. Is there some recent news on that project ? Did anyone find a way through it ?

Thanks a lot.

01/21/2020 16:44:04 CEST

Arch & Manjaro Still Going Strong Among Linux Gamers
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/arch-manjaro-still-going-strong/
01/21/2020 16:43:08 CEST

Mouse issues in World of Warcraft Classic
URL: /r/pop_os/comments/erlbk6/mouse_issues_in_world_of_warcraft_classic/
01/21/2020 16:32:49 CEST

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Linux Gaming Performance Review
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-rx5600xt-amd&num=1
01/21/2020 16:06:48 CEST

[Guide]: How to force stretch an old 4:3 game to <whatever aspect ratio> screen on Linux !

For a proper widescreen , you should find a mod/patch/command for that specific game , PCGamingWiki is the best resource to look for.

Now for the guide , if you can't find a proper widescreen support , force stretching the game is the only solution , so be warned that it can look distorted but at least better than those HUGE black bars imo.

Open your terminal and enter:

xrandr --prop 

At the second line of the output , before connected primary
is the name of your screen display , remember it for the moment , then look at the line starting with scaling mode:
, if it says Full aspect
then xrandr will scale the resolution to the maximum that it doesn't break the aspect ratio of the output.

To change it (Stretch the output) enter:

xrandr --output eDP1 --set "scaling mode" "Full" 

should be replaced with your screen display name , the screen will blink for a moment when you enter it.

To test it , change your desktop resolution to a one that has a different aspect ratio than your monitor , then look how xrandr stretches the output without any black bars.

The scaling setting is reset with system restart , so to undo it just restart the system or enter:

xrandr --output eDP1 --set "scaling mode" "Full aspect"
01/21/2020 15:54:25 CEST

[Guide]: How to force stretch an old 4:3 game to <whatever aspect ratio> screen on Linux !

For a proper widescreen , you should find a mod/patch/command for that specific game , PCGamingWiki is the best resource to look for.

Now for the guide , if you can't find a proper widescreen support , force stretching the game is the only solution , so be warned that it can look distorted but at least better than those HUGE black bars imo.

Open your terminal and enter:

xrandr --prop

At the second line of the output , before connected primary is the name of your screen display , remember it for the moment , then look at the line starting with scaling mode: , if it says Full aspect then xrandr will scale the resolution to the maximum that it doesn't break the aspect ratio of the output.

To change it (Stretch the output) enter:

xrandr --output eDP1 --set "scaling mode" "Full"

eDP1 should be replaced with your screen display name , the screen will blink for a moment when you enter it.

To test it , change your desktop resolution to a one that has a different aspect ratio than your monitor , then look how xrandr stretches the output without any black bars.

The scaling setting is reset with system restart , so to undo it just restart the system or enter:

xrandr --output eDP1 --set "scaling mode" "Full aspect"
01/21/2020 15:53:28 CEST

I'm trying to install a graphic tablet driver (gaomon S260) but it fails to launch

First, apologies for not being about gaming. This seemed to be the best place to get help with wine.

System info:________________________________________________________

OS: Fedora 31, freshly updated

Hardware: Thinkpad T480

Kernel: Linux 5.4.10-200.fc31.x86_64

$rpm -qil wine output:

Name : wine

Version : 5.0

Release : 0.rc5.0.fc31

Architecture: x86_64

Build Host : buildvm-27.phx2.fedoraproject.org


So I'm trying to install Gaomon's driver to be able to remap the buttons. I managed to install the app but when I run it it only opens a wine terminal windows that quickly writes "requesting admin privileges" then closes. It instantly retries until I manually close the window.

I tried to install it 2-3 times, and one time it actually started but only displayed a blank window. I removed it, reinstalled it following the same steps and got back to the case described above.

I tried with both vanilla wine and PlayOnLinux.

Any ideas to fix this?

01/21/2020 15:45:19 CEST

Save 50% on All Walls Must Fall - A Tech-Noir Tactics Game on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/628290/All_Walls_Must_Fall__A_TechNoir_Tactics_Game/
01/21/2020 14:41:22 CEST

Will I have problems if I put Linux on my MSI laptop?

Good day! I'm new to Linux and I am wondering if I'll be able to use Linux for gaming without a problem. The model is MSI GF63 thin 9rcx and I'm thinking of putting Manjaro KDE on it. Thank you in advanced!

01/21/2020 13:32:19 CEST

Canonical Gets Into Cloud Gaming & More With Anbox Cloud For Cloud-Based Android Apps/Gaming
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Canonical-Anbox-Cloud
01/21/2020 13:00:47 CEST

[DEAL] Apocryph: an old-school shooter (1,24€ / $1.49 at -90% 'lowest ever') until 27ᵗʰ Jan 2020
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/596240/Apocryph_an_oldschool_shooter/
01/21/2020 12:58:13 CEST

Nintendo Switch controller on Linux/Steam

Have anyone tried to use a Nintendo Switch (wired) controller on Linux?

If you have made it work with steam then please share if you did something special.

I have tried but Steam does not regonice the controller. I am using the latest kernel ( 5.4.13) and the latest Steam Beta

01/21/2020 11:00:19 CEST

Dota 2 FPS drops


I'm a long time Dota 2 player and I decided to come back for a bit. I use Ubuntu 18.04 and before this I used to play Dota with better performance on Linux than on Windows, but right now, I have a lot of issues performance wise.

My FPS was terrible until I turned VSync on and I never used to have it on before. I can handle it with FPS being capped at 60, but I still get some drops between 30-60. Everything except my textures is set to low or off.

Meanwhile, I run Witcher 3 with 50-60 FPS using Proton. Does anyone have any idea what I might do in order to run the game properly? I set my CPU to performance and my Nvidia drivers are 440.


01/21/2020 10:47:49 CEST

Anyone playing ARMA 3 on Linux (native and/or Windows version)?

I am experiencing a very annoying bug which crashes the game. It can be reproduced using below steps:

  1. Play game in first person view.
  2. Enter the ground vehicle and drive or be driven by someone.
  3. Game crashes from few seconds to few minutes.

Reporting this bug with detailed description and various game and system logs resulted in the following message:

I am afraid that the development od the linux/mac version has ended and is
currently no longer supported.


You can try to submit your problem here:

So I am curious of any of these:

  • Has anyone managed to successfully report a bug that got fixed?
  • Where should I report this bug? (looks like I have no power to report anything in https://feedback.bistudio.com/)
  • What is the experience with ARMA 3 Windows version compared to native Linux version?
01/21/2020 10:13:55 CEST

Giving away some Steam keys for a small casual game I've developed 100% on GNU/Linux

Hello GNU/Linux geeks!

I'm launching my first game on Steam next month, and would like to give out what's left of my beta testing keys to fellow Linux peeps. It's a small casual game, with native Linux support using a bespoke engine. Since these are beta testing keys, they include pre-release access, so you'll get access immediately and retain it indefinitely.

Eon on Steam

The game is relatively simple, easy to learn, and surprisingly frustrating and addictive once you get good enough to reach past level 10 or so. The average game lasts about 20 minutes, and doesn't require much time investment to become competent enough to enjoy.

DM me if interested, I'll reply with a key until they're used up, I have ten available. Thanks!

01/21/2020 09:47:18 CEST

Plasma 5.17.5 available in experimental
URL: https://lists.debian.org/debian-kde/2020/01/msg00030.html
01/21/2020 09:35:01 CEST

Has RDR2 ever been made functioning on Linux?

Not sure if this qualifies as a tech support question or not but I haven't heard much about any updates in regards to RDR's functionality on Linux and was interested to know if there was ever a fix found/implemented for getting the game to launch. Wouldn't be super surprised if Rockstar's dragging ass on it, but would be delighted if they addressed the problem.

01/21/2020 09:20:55 CEST

Stuttering in place in DotA2 on PopOS 19.10. Never a problem in 19.04.

DotA 2 is my main game. Last year I gave Manjaro a try and I had the same issue in DotA which I then ended up moving to PopOS and everything went back to normal. My buddy on Discord and I stayed up all night testing out settings and came to the conclusion that it could've been kernel related.

Yesterday I did a clean install of PopOS 19.10. All other games run fine but DotA 2 is acting up again. Whether its Vulkan or OpenGL, I am constantly running in place for a few seconds and then the game catches up and then I warp forward in realtime to where I would've been if it weren't skipping/stuttering. It is virtually unplayable.

I do use a Launch Option so DotA plays on my main display which is my right panel at 144Hz. If I don't, then DotA displays on my left panel: -sdl_displayindex 0 -phased_window_create -opengl

Here are my specs:


Pop!_OS 19.10 x86_64 

Host: MS-7917 1.0 

Kernel: 5.3.0-7625-generic 

Uptime: 1 hour, 4 mins 

Packages: 1808 (dpkg), 5 (flatpak) 

Shell: bash 5.0.3 

Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1080 

DE: GNOME 3.34.1 

WM: GNOME Shell 

WM Theme: Pop 

Theme: Pop-dark [GTK2/3] 

cons: Pop [GTK2/3] 

Terminal: gnome-terminal 

CPU: Intel i7-4790K (8) @ 4.400GHz 

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 

Memory: 2756MiB / 15959MiB
01/21/2020 07:51:08 CEST

Save 20% on Littlewood on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/894940/Littlewood/
01/21/2020 07:35:56 CEST

Just Upgraded my system, what AAA game should I buy to test out my rig?

Just upgraded to a Ryzen 3700x, 32GB RAM, AMD 5700XT, and a 1440p 144hz monitor.

I want to buy a recent-ish AAA game that will run well and make me think buying all this stuff was worth it lol.

01/21/2020 06:12:39 CEST

WARNING: amdgpu dkms failed for running kernel

Hi. I am trying to install the amdgpu drivers, but keep getting this error, which causes my computer to boot into a terminal. I would be ok with using the open source drivers that ubuntu comes with, but they are being very very unstable for me, constantly causing black screens when the gpu needs to do anything hard. Google has been largely unhelpful. Either, I'd like to get the open source drivers working, or fix this dkms problem. Some information about my system:

Kernel version: 5.0.0-37-generic with ubuntu 18.04.3. GPU is R9 390x. Any help is appreciated

01/21/2020 06:01:09 CEST

How do I get Battlefield 4 to run fullscreen?

I installed battlefield 4 using the lutris installer and so far I've got it running after a few hiccups with punkbuster. The problem I'm having now is that the game will only run in a small window, despite it being set to fullscreen in the options menu.

Is there some wine settings that I need to tweak to get the game fullscreen? Happy to pull any information that people want.

01/21/2020 03:37:12 CEST

Pop_OS Reviewed by High Profile YouTube Channel
URL: https://youtu.be/P2dACq3F_W4
01/21/2020 02:00:58 CEST

Proton 4.11-12 | Far Cry 5
URL: https://youtu.be/tHGcJ7pq41c
01/20/2020 23:50:34 CEST

Witcher 3 GOG - file list instead of menu

Hi! I'm using Linux Mint newest versrion. I bought and installed W3 from GOG. After installation, when I hit the game icon on the desktop instead of the game, windows-like file menu shows up, in the directory of Witcher 3 on my virtual drive_c. There is no executable file there, instead of uninstall.exe. Please, help me to run the game.

01/20/2020 23:43:04 CEST

Is there any benefit for not having an integrated GPU for a gaming laptop? Also, does it really have an impact in gaming performance and power consumption? And what about GPU pass-trough to a Windows virtual machine?
URL: /r/buildapc/comments/erkw67/is_there_any_benefit_for_not_having_an_integrated/
01/20/2020 23:40:27 CEST

Far Cry 5 now runs almost out of the box thanks to Ubisoft's removal of EAC! (Online seems to work somewhat but co-op was not tested)
URL: https://youtu.be/tHGcJ7pq41c
01/20/2020 23:38:40 CEST

How close to "the real thing" is KVM?

I know that technically this isn't about gaming on Linux, but it's about a workaround that involves gaming and Linux so it counts in my book.

So currently I dualboot Windows 10 and Manjaro, and while it works pretty great, I'm pretty lazy so I end up using whatever OS I booted into for the rest of the day.

The idea was to use Linux for general PC usage and then hop onto Windows for gaming and productivity, but of course that would require a system reboot so I rarely follow up on that and usually just use Windows if I think I'm going to play something.

I recently found out about KVM, and from what I can find it's basically like running another OS in parallel with a very small performance impact.

Is running Windows in a KVM pretty much the same as on the metal? Will drivers and such work the same, or will there be limits like no WHQL drivers or no DX12 support, etc.?

01/20/2020 20:58:24 CEST

I am new to gaming on linux. Tried to play CSGO on ubuntu but somehow only 20 to 30 fps compared to 90 to 100 on windows. Please help. I have 2Gb AMD RADEON M430 GPU on 18.04 unbuntu
01/20/2020 20:10:03 CEST

AMD Zen Thermal/Power Reporting Improvements Could Hit Linux 5.6 But More Testing Needed
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=K10temp-Could-Improve-5.6
01/20/2020 19:43:04 CEST

Terraria runs slowly on nvidia 410


I found that downgrading my drivers from nvidia-410 to nvidia-375 greatly increased the performance of Terraria. More details in my forum post/bug report here

I just thought I'd bring it up on this sub to see if anyone else had similar experiences or could shed some light on this issue. I was also wondering how I should report this to nvidia, since I'd guess that it's probably an issue on their end

01/20/2020 19:42:01 CEST

How do I fix the League of Legends error system on Linux?

I tried to follow the tutorials on YouTube but it didn't really work

I deleted the two folders "config" and "logs" in the "Riot Games" folder, didn't change anything

It is like the picture https://i.imgur.com/jJPMA5Y.jpg

01/20/2020 18:26:57 CEST

Paradox Interactive Lunar sales with great games for Linux. What are you going to pick?
URL: https://www.paradoxplaza.com/on-sale/
01/20/2020 18:21:09 CEST

Good Benchmark list for Specific cards?

Hi guys, i was wondering wher you get your infor on certain cards, that are not covered by phoronix ? in my case i was eyeing the Powercolor RX 5700 Red Dragon (which is 350$ where i am from) but i could get the MSI 5700 XT MECH OC for roughly the same price. Now i have read mixed reviews about MSI RX cards and was wondering if it would be better to go for the powercolor instead...

01/20/2020 17:43:30 CEST

How come we see so few (payed?) open source games?

We are seeing a lot of cool application such as Libre Office, the linux kernel, KDE, Blender and Godot that is open source (I know that the list is to short). It seems like every peach of software I can imagine then I can find a open source version. Except games.
Why do you thing that is?

01/20/2020 16:26:58 CEST

AMD Zen 3 "Family 19h" Enablement Beginning With The Linux 5.6 Kernel
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Zen-3-Patches-Start-5.6
01/20/2020 16:21:46 CEST

Save 40% on Supraland on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/813630/Supraland/
01/20/2020 16:21:09 CEST

Testing out Parallax Scrolling in Resolutiion, a game we're working on (also coming to Linux ofc). We're using Godot as Engine and only Open Source tools to build the game.
URL: https://i.redd.it/ad71jut08yb41.gif
01/20/2020 16:05:37 CEST

Is there anyway of installing WineBottler on MacOS Catalina?

Wondering because I havent found a tutorial to download Wine or WineBottler for MacOS Catalina.

01/20/2020 15:59:46 CEST

How do I fix the League of Legends error system on Linux?

I tried to follow the tutorials on YouTube but it didn't really work

I deleted the two folders "config" and "logs" in the "Riot Games" folder, didn't change anything

01/20/2020 15:45:16 CEST

Anyone know of a Dark Souls like game for linux?

Native please. I played already games like Hollow Knight, Salt and Sanctuary, Dead Cells and Hyper Light Drifter. Would like a 3D game to play if available. Tried to Google search but the results are poor.

01/20/2020 15:40:54 CEST

OpenRA for classic Westwood RTS games has a new build in need of testing
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/openra-for-classic-westwood-rts-games-has-a-new-build-in-need-of-testing.15802
01/20/2020 13:45:41 CEST

lutris somehow blocks my computer from turning off or even hibernating

so at first i thought the problem to a lspci command that went into disk sleep while (supposedly) reading from a non-existing virtual drive. i stopped that process from hanging by using the x inside the lutris window (instead of my shortcut).

but my computer still won't turn off or go into hibernate mode, when i use systemctl hibernate it just freezes the screen and then just goes back to normal (i know logs of this would be helpful but i don't know where to find them).

i know that this is lutris' at fault, because this is the only way the problem occurs

01/20/2020 11:33:04 CEST

Save 50% on Robothorium: Cyberpunk Dungeon Crawler on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/657090/Robothorium_Cyberpunk_Dungeon_Crawler/
01/20/2020 09:01:55 CEST

I managed to get Mother: Cognitive Dissonance on Ubuntu MATE using Wine

here's how you do it:

  1. Install Wine, preferably from here if you use Ubuntu or a variation of it: https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

  2. Download the msi file from two of the "here" links here: http://cogdis.tazmily.com/

  3. Once it is done downloading, click "Show in folder".

  4. Left click on the msi file once then right click.

  5. Click on "Run using Wine" (something along the lines).

  6. Go through the installation

  7. It should install. You can uncheck "run Mother: Cognitive Dissonance" if you want. There should be 2 icons of it on your desktop. The one with the UFO icon plays the game in fullscreen. The other one plays the game windowed.

  8. Have fun!

The only problem (or at least the one i can find): Some of the BGM is laggy or straight up gone. If someone has a solution to that, let me know.

01/20/2020 08:40:56 CEST

Error running Steam game (first time setup - directx from ue4 prerequisites)

Hello fellow wine gamers,

I am running into an issue trying to run Session: Skateboarding Sim Game in Steam with Wine.
I have installed the game successfully and when I click "Play" I get a first-time setup dialog:


Then it proceeds to try to install DirectX Runtime through UE4 Prerequisites x64:


But the setup always fails because of "invalid ACL" :


I am using a 64-bit Wine wrapper (WS10WineCX64Bit18.5.0). I used winetricks to get DirectX so I'm pretty sure I already have it installed, so I'm not sure why this Steam game is asking me to download DirectX.

Has anyone run into a similar issue or know how to fix it?

01/20/2020 07:02:33 CEST

Custom proton builds

Hi everyone, after some time of investigating the internet in search of a solution to a game not working with vanilla proton, i found out about custom proton builds. I have tested proton-ge and proton-tkg, with no luck. Are there any other proton builds? Thanks in advance!

01/20/2020 03:37:36 CEST

[FreeBSD 13.0] - Wine audio is stuttering on a bunch of games

I want to add three things before to start this thread :

1) Yes I play on FreeBSD, avoid things like "just why are you playing on FreeBSD, just install ", it's my choice to do so.

2) I'm not using ALSA nor PulseAudio but OSS so don't post to ask me to uninstall PulseAudio or try to tweak it. I'm not masochist, I prefer to use a working sound server and fix Wine's issue than to fix PulseAudio itself when it breaks a working environment.

3) For those who were using this as a workaround on FreeBSD : Do not ask to use Windows XP setting in winecfg since, now, Steam will NOT work anymore without at least Windows 7 so it was a workaround in the past, not anymore in 2020. Plus, Assassin's Creed 1 (which is affected by the bug) is set to Windows XP so the issue is not probably not related. I speak about this because I saw, 6 months ago, here on this reddit, a FreeBSD gamer speaking about stuttering audio on FreeBSD and saying that the solution was to set his prefixes to Windows XP.

So... HELLOOO ! I might have lost more than half of the readers up to this point because people are easily offended when it comes to take different directions than their. Also, I might not find a lot of UNIX gamers since every libre gamers are on GNU/Linux (and most prefer the "speedrunned" native port of their game than to use Wine with the Windows version), thus, this thread may never find a solution.


Here are some informations about my system :

- FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT #0 r355406: Thu Dec 5 2019 amd64

- FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT #0 r355406: Thu Dec 5 2019 i386 (chrooted)

- Wine 5.0-rc6 (built from that i386 chroot)

- nvidia-driver-390 x86_64 (for a GTX 765m)


So, the problem I'm having with Wine is that, on a very few amount of game, the sound will be slower than it should and horribly cracking, stuttering. The game itself is running perfectly ! At the normal speed which cause a total desync when the played sound is longer than 3 seconds (like, for instance, with a dialog where the lipsync is messed up because of the issue).

And, to be the more clear possible, because the game is working at full speed, when two people are talking together, one will overlap the second even if, visually, the second finished to speak. His dialog, slowered by the issue, isn't finished when the other will answer him (also slowered by the issue).

Don't forget to add the cracking noise to the dialog, making it really unbearable.

I took two videos with my phone to let you see with your own eyes and hear with your own ears what happens to my games !

Assassin's Creed : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5rhg-PwFeU

You can hear, in this video, that famous stuttering audio and slow dialog, desynced, where one overlap the other talking. Then when using the eagle vision, you can hear the cracking audio. Let me show you how the game is supposed to work and how the dialog are supposed to be : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gGz6vf35T0&feature=youtu.be&t=2991 (you can hear the difference. Perfect speed, no overlap, no stuttering)

Far Cry 3 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkOXvy_42jc

This is the excellent menu music (I love it !) but, on Wine, it is cracking, stuttering, slowed down. Listen to it then immediatly listen to the original : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfAeL4JfHj8&feature=youtu.be&t=10

Voil, I hope you understood exactly what's my problem.

Here are a list of fully working games I tested on my FreeBSD (without any audio issue) :

- Blade of Darkness

- Call of Cthulhu

- Call of Duty 2

- Call of Duty 4

- Crysis

- Divine Divinity

- Far Cry 2

- GTA 2

- Guild of Dungeoneering

- Legend of Grimrock 2

- Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition

- Resident Evil 2

- Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

- Splinter Cell Blacklist

- The Witcher 2

Here are the games I tested having this audio stuttering sound :

- Assassin's Creed

- Rogue Legacy

- Necropolis

- Far Cry 3

- Resident Evil: Revelations

On those five games, the problem is absolutely the same, no difference at all ! Cracking/stuttering and slower than normal audio. I quickly return to the third point I mentionned in the beginning of this post : In my list of working games, not suffering of any audio issue, some of them are set to Windows 7, some are set to Windows XP. None are suffering of any stuttering audio, cracking or slow AND, changing Assassin's Creed from Windows 7 to Windows XP doesn't change anything at all. The issue is identical so Windows version settings are not a problem.

I posted this on WineHQ Bugzilla one month ago but I got no answer. I doubt I will find one here, to be honest, my post is more to say "Hey ! The bug exists !" than to find a real solution.

Very happy if you read up to this point, do not hesitate to share your FreeBSD experience ! I would gladly read you guys !

01/20/2020 03:10:49 CEST

Is anyone looking as MSFS 2020?

MS is coming out with a major flight simulator update for 2020. Has anyone been looking at the beta and had a chance to try it out under Wine, since native Linux support is unlikely?

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01/20/2020 01:04:29 CEST

How can I install linux steam integration in Pop os 19.10?

I think there is no ppa or .deb ready, so, how can I build it? Can I generate a .deb for my future usage too? Thanks!

01/19/2020 23:27:43 CEST

Showcase: Planet Coaster (Linux/Proton/DXVK) + minor fix
URL: https://youtu.be/PXX_arCXjE8
01/19/2020 22:54:56 CEST

Does Steam not support smooth scrolling on Linux?

I fired up Steam on Windows a few minutes back and immediately noticed how smooth the scrolling was - pretty similar to the one in Firefox with either an addon or smooth scrolling enabled in preferences.

Back to Linux version - scrolling in the UI is terrible, it looks like it either instantly, or extremely fast, jumps between 2 positions.

Checked the settings - "enable smooth scrolling in web views" is activated.

What's the deal here?

01/19/2020 22:22:30 CEST

Is there anyway to run Wine in MacOs Catalina 10.15.2?

I've tried downloading it before and looked at various tutorials, even asked some friends of mine who knew about it but nothing worked for me, is there anything i can do so i can finally use wine?

01/19/2020 22:03:04 CEST

Command & Conquer freezing issue with lutris

Hello and good morning/evening.
I am trying to play C&C but there is a problem that I have not found a solution for.
The problem is that the game doesn't launch thro lutris even tho I have used it to install it.
I have managed to get the game running by hitting on the .exe file directly but after a while, the game freeze but just the picture I can still manage to give commands here sounds but I see nothing and it happens randomly.
is there any solution.
I am using manjaro as a distro with KDE.
Thanx in advance

01/19/2020 19:53:24 CEST

twad - Wad launcher for the terminal
URL: /r/Doom/comments/epo5o6/twad_wad_launcher_for_the_terminal/
01/19/2020 19:50:45 CEST

How To Fix Missing Buttons with PlayStation 1/2 USB Controller Adapter
URL: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-games-33/playstation2-controller-with-usb-adapter-need-help-getting-additional-buttons-to-work-4175643583/#post6058782
01/19/2020 19:24:03 CEST

Would someone care to help me with Guild Wars 2 in Lutris?

I managed to install GW2 (on to my SSD) in Lutris, and after downloading the amount of data necessary for the game to be in playable state, game actually ran fine on low to medium graphics. I managed to wake my character from the dream, and at that point I had to quit the game. Later, when I tried to launch the game, to my disappointment, the launcher started downloading files from the beginning. It starts with 0% every time I launch it via Lutris. I also did change in partition manager the settings for SSD, so that it would mount on launch. Perhaps the launcher was reset due to me changing runners? Any ideas?

01/19/2020 17:44:37 CEST

Save 72% on Sid Meier's Civilization VI : Platinum Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12218/Sid_Meiers_Civilization_VI__Platinum_Edition/
01/19/2020 16:52:48 CEST

Lineage 2 Grand Crusade cannot launch - any ideas for missing winetricks libraries from wine output?

Hi, even though I can play just fine with other private servers through wine on latest Linux Manjaro KDE, when I tried to launch the latest client of https://lineage2ertheia.com/, I play 'Launch game' the launcher goes away and then nothing happens, and this is the output.

Any idea what is going on? I can actually launch the game if I wine the L2.bin, but then when I try to create an account it tells me that 'Could not connect to the authentication server'

This is the output of Wine Staging 5.0-rc4


Any idea what might be going wrong? is there a windows library I could install through winetricks that might fix this?

01/19/2020 16:27:33 CEST

V1RUZ - Upcoming Top-Down Zombie Survival Game
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7cu5jOjfkA
01/19/2020 15:37:33 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for January 19, 2020: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

01/19/2020 14:33:14 CEST

Gaming On Linux Tutorials

Hi everyone, so when I first switched to Linux roughly 2 years ago, there was, as expected a lot to learn, however looking the various video tutorials that I came across, especially on YouTube, there was a lot of assumptions made by the creator that the viewer understood exactly what they were talking about.

This was especially apparent when coming to terminal commands, i.e. there was not really much explanation on what they actually do and I got the impression that the creator had just read a wiki article somewhere and regurgitated it. This was probably not true, but that was my first impression.

Anyway, to cut this mini ramble short, I have created an ongoing playlist on my YouTube channel where I upload videos for the problems I encountered and things I had to learn when I first switched to Linux for gaming.

Of course if you are seasoned Linux user, these may be too simple for you, but as a beginner fresh to the Linux world, hopefully they hold more merit.


If you do find this content helpful, let me know, and if you do not, constructive criticism is appreciated or even better a subscription to channel is welcome :).


01/19/2020 13:56:09 CEST

Couple of questions about Pop_OS!.
  1. Xbox one controller support. How good is it?
  2. Can i play gog galaxy games with relative ease?
  3. Before you murder my post with downvotes, let me just say that i currently don't have a stable source of income, but how does one pirate or torrent games on linux, specifically Pop_OS!
01/19/2020 13:07:44 CEST

Save 64% on Kerbal Space Program Complete Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/9245/Kerbal_Space_Program_Complete_Edition/
01/19/2020 10:06:42 CEST

How to launch on Ubuntu
URL: /r/pcars/comments/eqrv6p/how_to_launch_on_ubuntu/
01/19/2020 05:46:57 CEST

How does lutris installers work with Steam games?

Hello everyone, after having to use Windows 10 for one game that still does not work under proton (Tales of Berseria) i've decided to learn to configure Wine, because most games that i have on my steam library that wont work under Proton work with wine. I've choose Wine-tkg, and decided to install Lutris. The thing is, i've found that lutris has an installer for Tales of Berseria, whic uses Steam DXVK. How does this work? Does lutris install Steam for Windows and then the game?

01/19/2020 04:15:19 CEST

Grid (2019) DX12 only

Would it be possible to get this game working with VKD3D?

I believe I read somewhere that VKD3D is included with Proton. Is there a specific launch option to use it?

01/19/2020 03:50:56 CEST

Implementation of DXVK for multiple GPUs

Would it be possible to implement DXVK to make use of all the gpus of the machine, while exposing only one virtual card?

That would be cool as it would enable multiple GPU support for a lot of games with different hardware configurations. That way linux gaming would be better than on windows (at least for direct x 9-10-11)...

01/19/2020 03:25:34 CEST

I was able to run Wex Dust mod for DS3 in Linux(with steam proton)
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/ModSouls/comments/eqphyj/i_was_able_to_run_wex_dust_mod_for_ds3_in/
01/19/2020 02:14:27 CEST

Warning: As of January 2020, Escape from Tarkov is unplayable

Don't be like me and waste $50 based on old information stating it works fine. The developers have since added BattlEye anti-cheat which appears to have no workaround to enable Linux support.

I regret that I spent money to support this game. Hopefully this post shows up on Google to stop others from making the purchase.

01/19/2020 01:36:28 CEST

LIGHTMATTER - Proton 4.11-12 [German]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaIFH0XTF_Q
01/19/2020 00:15:33 CEST

First Person Puzzle Game Obversion coming to Steam 1/28/20 with Linux Support!
URL: https://i.redd.it/clgxn8zb4mb41.gif
01/18/2020 23:31:15 CEST

What is thermal throttling

After a while that I play, games start to become slower, maybe because of thermal throttling. I suppose it is the graphic card (amd r9 280x), but I am not sure it is not the CPU also (AMD fx 8350). The first has two nice fans, while the other has a very good Noctua low noise fan. how can I be sure is the first or the second and what can I do?

01/18/2020 22:50:44 CEST

Grand Theft Auto V: Very Low Framerate

Hi all. So i recently installed Grand Theft Auto V as the Rockstar Games Launcher Version through Lutris. Everything in terms of installation worked out so far but with my "normal" settings on pc i only get 5-10 fps and bad graphics although i changed it to very high. I have a ryzen 5 2400g and a 1660ti so 1080p with highest graphics is my go to. Does anyone know why i have these graphic issues? BTW. It was tested on Vanilla Ubuntu 19.10, Vanilla Ubuntu 18.04.03LTS, Vanilla Debian Stable, Vanilla Debian Testing

01/18/2020 22:44:19 CEST

How to mod Skyrim under linux

I've been trying all day, but there is a ton of topics out there detailing how to do things, but most of them are outdated, because one of the components updated. Either the post details the process for classic Skyrim, uses abandoned tools (Mod Organizer 1, Nexus Mod Manager), uses commands for old proton versions or simply refers to lutris and not explain anything.

Is there any up to date guide on how to get modding to work under linux?

01/18/2020 22:34:34 CEST

Ubuntu getting stuck on boot with this message. Any ideas?
URL: https://imgur.com/V0iBayW
01/18/2020 22:19:46 CEST

Camera/character spinning like crazy on Star Wars: Galaxies Legends

When I'm holding the right mouse button (move camera/rotate character) and I'm inside certain builds like the medical center for when you die, or when a big NPC monster gets near me, or when certain UI dialog pops up, or when I zoom out too much, my character starts spinning.

I have tried exclusive fullscreen (1920x1080), borderless windowed, running on a wine virtual desktop, changiing Mouse Warp Override, lowering my mouse rate to 125, changing wine version (5.0rc makes this even worse) and other settings but nothing works. Tried changing camera settings ingame like simple camera. I use Offset Camera enabled because it's unplayable without that.

Any idea what could be causing this?

01/18/2020 21:20:51 CEST

Trying to Open .desktop Files to access .exe?

I just bought a new series of games, called the Objection! series. I have these on my Mac. There are 5 of these games in one .exe file I believe? The only way to access one of these 5 different games from the one .exe file is via .dektop files. But I can't open these .desktop files, with wine, or anything else. Any help? There are no other .exe files for these different games. Would I have to do some kind of terminal coding (with some comment/command) to open the .exe with the specifics of the .desktop? Any help would be much appreciated.

Here's an example of opening one of the .desktop files with textedit:

[Desktop Entry]

Name=AutoNeg! v3.7

Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/Users/""""THISISMYNAMEFORMYCOMPUTER""""/.wine" wine C:\\\\Program\\ Files\\ \\(x86\\)\\\\TransMedia\\ Productions\\\\Objection\\ Series\\ v3.7\\\\Objection\\ Series.exe game=an



Comment=Civil Objection! AutoNeg

Path=/Users/""""THISISMYNAMEFORMYCOMPUTER""""/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files (x86)/TransMedia Productions/Objection Series v3.7/

Icon=FBE3_Objection Series.0

StartupWMClass=objection series.exe

01/18/2020 21:01:29 CEST

Is there any way of playing Sea of Thieves on Linux?

Wine and proton are out of the question as the game is on the Microsoft Store, so i turned to VMs, but virtual box caps out at 128 MB of Video Memory. Dual Booting is really not an option because at that point i might as well just use windows. Is there any way to get more performance out of virtual box? Or is there any other software you can use to play the game? Google came up really inconclusive on this.

01/18/2020 20:05:12 CEST

[WINE/Proton] What's up with non-working in-game video and strategies for dealing with it?

Interestingly the biggest problem I have with playing Windows games on Linux right now is in-game video. As in, the game itself runs fine, but opening movies, cut-scenes either get skipped or crash. Japanese visual novels especially are notorious for this.
There's no earthly reason Linux should have trouble with playing videos of all things in 2020, that hasn't been a problem for close to twenty years, at least not one that's fundamentally technical reason. So, some proprietary or patented codec / video playing framework that ships with Windows but cannot ship with WINE/Proton, probably.
Fun fact, at least some of these videos are playable, e.g. in VLC, assuming one can excavate them from the game resources. Intercepting calls to play a video and just dumping the data into an external player doesn't sound insurmountable, considering how for things have come in the past year, and yet it hasn't happened.

  1. What exactly is the problem, practically speaking? We had MP3 support pretty much from the get-go, software patents or not, DeCSS, ...
  2. Assuming one doesn't care about the details [I have multiple Windows 7 retail licenses lying around unused, I won't be losing any sleep], what can be done? By which I mean, not just how to fix it but also how to identify the actual problem in each case and help improve things.

I mostly use Proton from within Steam, vanilla and GE (both pre and post mf_install changes), but I also have wine-staging installed and am open to anything, really. The usual go-to workaround, mf-install, hasn't made a difference for me either.

Are there any useful logs to be looked at/generated, any (other) workarounds, anything that can be done to help?

01/18/2020 18:37:49 CEST

"Dawn of the Plow" (indie, casual, 2015)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/364700/Dawn_of_the_Plow/
01/18/2020 18:07:19 CEST

How to setup mic on Steam?

I've only switched to Linux a few days ago so I'm quite new. Also, a little bonus question, what's a good soundboard for Linux?

01/18/2020 17:28:29 CEST

Move over Sonic, Surge has arrived with Open Surge - a game engine and retro platformer
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/move-over-sonic-surge-has-arrived-with-open-surge-a-game-engine-and-retro-platformer.15792
01/18/2020 17:27:42 CEST

Modding windows games in Linux (Proton)

I'm really into modding games but since I switched to Linux I've had some trouble understanding how to get started for games that don't offer Steam Workshop... I'm just not sure how to go about installing mods in the Proton universe.

Games I'd specifically like to Mod are Fallout NV, Fallout 4, and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. I tried to get Nexus Mod Manager working but haven't had much success in that regard.

Does anyone have any links/resources/howtos they can point me to so I can begin to understand how to make this work? Thanks!

01/18/2020 17:17:42 CEST

Steam "forgets" installed games on non root disk after reboot

The laptop im using has a 260 GB SSD plus a 2 TB HDD (which basically is where all my games are installed on)

but after reboot + starting steam, i have no games installed? and the second harddrive seems to be "locked" or "off" until i manually enter it in my file systems.
So every time i start my computer, i have to manually search for games and put my hard drive in the list, which solves it. but its still pretty annoying

Is there a way around this? if so, please tell me!

Using Manjaro btw

01/18/2020 16:00:27 CEST

Wine can't capture mouse in skyrim but does capture it in GTAVC & GTASA

I googled the issue but still i couldn't figure out how to fix it

Edit: CS 1.6 managed to capture the mouse too, so far only Skyrim can't capture it

01/18/2020 15:37:45 CEST

Low-End Linux Gaming: Need for Speed: Underground 2 Wine+D9VK (GT 730M | i5-3230M | 8 GB)
URL: https://youtu.be/cGgZCHB_SKs
01/18/2020 14:49:58 CEST

They Are Coming in PlayOnLinux

Yes, they ARE coming...

Indie game based on Ware Of The Worlds




01/18/2020 14:36:49 CEST

Heads up for those who play Battlefield 5 via Lutris+Wine

EA bans BF5 Linux players at the moment, permanently. Anti cheat thinks your cheating when playing on Linux. Overwatch via battle.net has also seen some random bans on Linux players recently, and there is no word from EA about the issue, tbh I don't think they care

Stay away from online gaming on origin for the time being, and be careful with battle.net

01/18/2020 14:24:55 CEST

Protect the Queen! - Empires of the Undergrowth (Demo)
URL: https://youtu.be/tP4J1qkCO7M
01/18/2020 12:58:18 CEST

Save 50% on Slay the Spire on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/646570/Slay_the_Spire/
01/18/2020 11:26:00 CEST

Save 50% on Wizard of Legend on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/445980/Wizard_of_Legend/
01/18/2020 11:25:46 CEST

thinking about making a spin of SteamOS

I want to make a spin of SteamOS. Based on same Distro same idea just key features.

Updated Debian: Change Debian Jessie to Buster.

Updated Kernel,Mesa, and Nvidia driver.

Update software: upgrade gnome.

Install gaming application: lutris game launcher and wine.

The name will probably be SteamOS Lighting SE edition

What you guys think?

01/18/2020 08:59:53 CEST

[Steam] Tower of God Launches with Linux Support (15% Launch Discount)

Tower of God is here!

So climb.


Hello friends, we are Ironcode Gaming, developer of Tower Of God. Hope you like the game!

01/18/2020 08:35:09 CEST

First Person Horror Puzzle Game "Far-Out" Now Available DRM Free at Humble Store
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/far-out
01/18/2020 08:27:35 CEST

Wine 5.0-RC6 Released With Another 21 Fixes
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wine-5.0-RC6-Released
01/18/2020 07:37:35 CEST

Most beginner friendly platform for gaming

Had a really unpleasant experience with Deepin trying to play CS:GO, always just gives me message stating 'CSGO has stopped responding. Tried -nojoy, and waited even more, still didn't work. All the solutions I have seen online are just saying to ignore the stopped responding message and wait. Are there ANY distros which will work as smoothly as windows for gaming, because i just dont feel like waiting every time I want to play instead of just 10 seconds on Windows.

01/18/2020 04:07:47 CEST

Wine 5.0-rc6 Released!
URL: https://www.winehq.org/announce/5.0-rc6
01/18/2020 02:34:40 CEST

Controller detection in steam on solus

I have a pdp switch Pro controller which I would like to use in steam but it's failing to detect it. Dolphin emulator detects it no problem and it's detected straight away in steam on windows so there seems to be an issue either with steam on Linux or on solus.

Has anyone found a solution for this problem or similar?

Here's a link to the controller I have for reference: https://www.pdp.com/en/shop/controller/controllers-wired-fight-pad-pro


01/18/2020 02:22:11 CEST

Retail WoW Model viewer (collection tab, dungeon journal, etc.) crashes the client

Came back to retail for 8.3 since 8.1, and since I've come back opening any kind of model viewer crashes the client. Quest dialogue that has a boss model, or dungeon journal, mount or collection tabs, anything like that cause the game to instantly freeze up until I kill the process.

Running via Lutris, I've tried changing my wine runner to tkg, Lutris default, and staging (5.0 I believe) with esync enabled and disabled on the supporting wine versions and have had no luck with any of them. Using DXVK as well.

Has anyone else encountered a similar problem with retail WoW and if so what did you do to resolve it?

01/18/2020 01:28:48 CEST

anyone able to run Dragon ball Kakarot via wine?

I'd love to play this game, but curious if anyone is able to run it? Thanks for any responses, haven't found anyone using it from searching online yet.

01/18/2020 00:59:12 CEST

Can't install Overwatch/Battle.net on Debian because of incompetence

I am trying to install Overwatch via Lutris on Deepin (Debian) and i've figured out that my problem in doing so are missing dependencies. I found it all on Github but there's none for Debian and even if there were i would have no idea how to install it. So it would be very nice if someone knows and has the time to tell me.


thanks in advance :)

01/18/2020 00:41:44 CEST

So did linux gaming hit a brick wall with anti-cheat?

It seemed like there was a lot of progress made being done with DXVK and proton. However, DXVK has finished and is now in maintenance mode and proton seems to have stagnated.

58% of Windows games on Steam work on proton. But the remaining 42% (which includes a lot of multiplayer games) are held back by multiplayer anti-cheat. Given the lack of apparent progress on the anti-cheat front, is that it? Is anti-cheat the Achilles' heel of linux gaming adoption?

01/18/2020 00:29:57 CEST

[DEAL] Beholder 2 (6,00€ / $6.00 at -60% 'lowest ever') until 19ᵗʰ Jan 2020 {free copy of Beholder 1 included}
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/761620/announcements/detail/3453632564274662801
01/17/2020 21:36:53 CEST

Endless Legend is having a free-to-play weekend and works great through Steam Play
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/289130/Endless_Legend/
01/17/2020 21:19:11 CEST

Quick Question About Gaming VM's

Hello! I have used Linux for awhile now, but recently I had to switch back to Windows for multiple reason (The need for software that will just not run under Wine and games). I want to completely run Linux now, No dual booting. I have a PC with a AMD Ryzen 2600 6 Core, 24 GB Ram, Radeon RX580 4GB, and a Gigabyte AX370M-DS3H-CF. I was wondering if it would be possible for me to setup a gaming VM for playing games such as Rainbow Six Siege, and just running Windows software in general. The VM stuff is really confusing to me, and I'd prefer to not spend any money on another graphics card if thats possible, Or unless it's a really cheap card. Any suggestions? I have no idea where to start.

01/17/2020 21:12:29 CEST

Detective Sim "Interrogation: You Will Be Deceived" Now has a playable Demo
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1016770/Interrogation_You_will_be_deceived/
01/17/2020 21:07:48 CEST

2D RPG "Lenna's Inception" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://tccoxon.itch.io/lennas-inception
01/17/2020 21:06:42 CEST

Are there any alternatives to Parsec for Linux?

I know that Parsec has a client for Linux but sadly it can only be used to connect to a windows machine, not host from a Linux machine. I have seen posts from 2017 suggesting that Linux hosting will come eventually but given that it has been 3 years I am not holding my breath anymore.

Yesterday I thought I had found a solution in Moonlight Game Streaming only to find that it needs Nvidia GameStream which again is not supported on Linux....

Steam has basic streaming support with remote play and I believe it can be tricked into using non-steam apps (untested by me) but its not ideal.

Which leaves the question, are there any options for Linux users at the moment in time and if so, which is best?

01/17/2020 19:18:15 CEST

Lenna's Inception just released on Steam with full Linux support!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1114870/Lennas_Inception/?snr=1_620_4_1401_47
01/17/2020 19:17:49 CEST

Where do I start?

I've got Linux Beta set up on my Acer Chromebook R 11. The problem is, I can't seem to find any Linux games besides "Supertux2", "Neverball", "Pacman", and "Bomber". I know how to install .deb files, but can't seem to find any thing besides "Steam", "Discord", and "Opera". Where do I start?

01/17/2020 17:24:22 CEST

Oculus rift s on wine

Is there any way to get it to work?

01/17/2020 17:17:52 CEST

Nvidia or AMD for Linux gaming?

I have the option of using either an Nvidia GTX 780 or an AMD R9 280x and I'm not sure which is better to use for gaming on Linux.

They appear to be pretty evenly matched on Windows but I don't know much about driver support for them on Linux and if that has a big impact on how they perform.

01/17/2020 17:14:23 CEST

Linux and vr?

How good is wine at running vr games and does linux even see vr headsets?

01/17/2020 16:29:24 CEST

Exclusive: Google is working to bring official Steam support to Chrome OS
URL: https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/01/17/exclusive-google-is-working-to-bring-steam-to-chrome-os/
01/17/2020 15:52:41 CEST

Godot Engine - Release candidate: Godot 3.2 RC 1
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/release-candidate-godot-3-2-rc-1
01/17/2020 15:27:53 CEST

What about modding Proton games under Linux? (For example Skyrim)

Is it possible to mod e.g. Skyrim, if installed and running with proton, like I would do under windows? Can I simply use a mod manager and will Skyrim recognize the plug ins and such? (Arent those written for windows? Will proton run them automatically?)

01/17/2020 13:59:53 CEST

Hunting Innocent Deer In Valheim ( More gameplay since you all liked my last video so much =) )
URL: https://gfycat.com/closedmeaslyguineafowl
01/17/2020 13:27:00 CEST

Found my Linux Gaming Channel Trailer back from 2015. Man have it already been this long? (All footage was tanken on openSUSE 13.x with Bumblebee on a GT 730M, i5-3230M and with 4GB RAM btw.)
URL: https://youtu.be/IhheMAfiwu4
01/17/2020 11:36:23 CEST

Games like vermintide 2 that are linux friendly?

Exactly that. I have a windows partition that I rarely bounce over too, but I had a blast playing vermintide2 and looking to find another title or two in the same vein with a fairly active community. I know Left for Dead 2 is probably an option for some reason though, I'm really hesitant to pick that up and start with it. So, do you guys have any suggestions for something team based, online, that runs well enough under linux (or emulation)?

01/17/2020 10:48:09 CEST

Boxtron 0.5.4 released
URL: https://github.com/dreamer/boxtron/releases/tag/v0.5.4
01/17/2020 10:33:02 CEST

Valve give a little more info on what 'Gamescope' actually does for Linux gaming
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-give-a-little-more-info-on-what-gamescope-actually-does-for-linux-gaming.15783
01/17/2020 09:10:10 CEST

How does wine work?

Bassicaly what title says, how does it work? Does it only support major releases and specific games? Or is it a catch all what can do almost any game?

01/17/2020 09:06:20 CEST

Humble Australia Fire Relief Bundle with great Linux support and 100% to charity
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/australia-fire-relie
01/17/2020 06:29:55 CEST

VMWare won't allow me to increase the window size

I'm trying to install Endeavour onto VM Workstation Pro, version 15.5.1. My eventual goal is to get Endeavour, Manjaro, and ArchLinux all on different VMs so that I can compare the Installation experience, usability, and general feel of all three, and then make a decision before using one for my next pc build.

Now, I got Endeavour Installed, but no matter what I try to do, VMWorkstation won't increase the size of the window beyond a tiny little 800x600 sized screen. I tried to install VM Workstation tools, but the second question it would ask would be "What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)" and no matter what I put, /etc or whatever, it would say it's not there and ask again. I saw that I could maybe use open-VM-tools, but that did not work, even after I did what archlinux recommends and started vmtoolsd.service and vmware-vmblock-fuse.service, but that did nothing. What should I do?

01/17/2020 04:51:02 CEST

SomeOrdinaryGamers Just Came Out as a Linuxer!!!

Muta, aka SomeOrdinaryGamers, the popular youtuber with 1.5 million subscribers just posted this video, about the Windows security exploit recently disclosed by the NSA. About halfway through he started talking about Linux, and stated he's been using Linux for a while but on his recent build he essentially is exclusively running Linux and uses VMs for Win10 and MacOS when needed. He'd mentioned Linux the past couple videos which I guess led perfectly into this one (good timing). He legit advocates pretty hard for Linux here, even saying that Linux has advanced an insane amount for gaming specifically as of late. Anyway, this may not be a HUUUGE deal or anything, but I think it's pretty awesome, and actually a pretty decent-size deal. He's a pretty good-size youtuber that's probably got 95 percent Windows-using fanbase. Just wanted to share, cause I think that's cool.

01/17/2020 03:23:34 CEST

Another gaming channel mentions Linux and Open Source
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvmN5bjcp2U
01/17/2020 02:24:20 CEST

Escape from Tarkov on SparkyLinux Game Over Edition

I am about to attempt to follow the instructions found here; https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9tmccz/tutorial_how_to_install_and_play_escape_from/

...but I am using SparkyLinux Game Over Edition. I will attempt to follow the instructions as were so graciously shared above, but if anyone has any advice, or thoughts, on how it might be different for me (SparkLinux GOE comes with Wine & Lutris, for example) to get EFT running, I'd really appreciate hearing them.

Thanks for any help!

Edit: I can switch to Manjaro's gaming distro, or any other, if there is one in particular known to work best with Escape from Tarkov.

01/17/2020 00:31:46 CEST

Steam black screen and excruciatingly low framerate?

Hey all,

So as I said in my earlier post I was attempting to get Dawn of War Soulstorm to work for my little brother, however for some reason when loading Steam up it asks us for an authentication code, which when provided it just buffers for 10 mins and then closes the window without successfully loading us into Steam.

So I tried PlayOnMac, which was better in the sense that it DOES load up steam, but all of the screens are black and when I managed to load up Soulstorm with this bit of code in the "Configure Wine/Arguments section: wine steam.exe -no-browser +open steam://open/minigameslist" the game itself plays with an incredibly low framerate that basically renders it unplayable.

Any tips on what to do to make this work?

01/16/2020 22:00:24 CEST

MTG Arena Wine installation issue | Help request


I'm trying to get my game on and install MTG Arena on my Mac but the installation is not working at all. NOTE: I used to have MTG Arena installed on this exact same mac and it worked fine 6 months ago.

When I'm installing, I use this guide. https://magic.dean.lol/

Everything works fine until I get to Stage 5.
This is where it starts to act crazy, has anyone had the same problem and how did you fix it?

  1. The first Window pops up and I hit "NEXT" (no problem)..
  2. Now instead of getting the window with the "Accept & Install" I get the window with the "Finish" bar.
  3. I hit "Finish" but noting happens, it is frozen for up to 30 min.
  4. I force quit and instead of getting to stage 8. I get this message:

"No new executables found!

Maybe the installer failed...?

If you tried to install somewhere other than C: drive (drive_c in the wrapper) then you will get this message too. All software must be installed in C: drive. "

Like I said, I had the game installed a couple of months ago and it worked perfectly.
What do you think can be the problem?

Please let me know if you have ever had this issue and how you got around it.

01/16/2020 21:43:27 CEST

The NVIDIA driver update broke steam

Hi I'm running an Ubuntu 19.10 and After the driver update for my NVIDIA GPU, Steam won't launch anymore. Launching it in a Terminal will Say ; Automaticaly execute STEAM-RUNTIME (somerhing like that) pin's up to date /Home/username/. steam/ubuntu12_32/steam

Any Idea of the problem and how to fix it

I already try reinstalling Steam btw

01/16/2020 21:40:46 CEST

Did the new Nvidia driver update fix the issue with kernel 5.4.x for you?

I'm asking because even after updating to the latest driver version, I still have issues with kernel 5.4.x . When I get to the login screen my monitor seems to refresh 1 frame per second(basically looks like a slideshow)

Setup: KDE Neon Gtx 1060 6gb 16gb ddr3 ram I5-4570

01/16/2020 20:50:12 CEST

Having some problems

Not sure where to ask but when my game (minecraft) uses too much of the CPU/GPU the whole pc just slows down. Can't hear anyone in TeamSpeak or only laggy. And mouse slows hardly down. Don't know the kill hotkeys to kill the Prozess of minecraft. Or how to set priorities so when minecraft starts to lag that it won't use the whole pc and stop other applications.

Also having screen tearing problems if Nvidia high performance mode is active.

01/16/2020 20:38:26 CEST

1 week Humble Australia Fire Relief Bundle - 100% charity! many linux titles
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/australia-fire-relief
01/16/2020 20:26:23 CEST

Engines used in the most popular games of 2019
URL: /r/gamedev/comments/epkd31/engines_used_in_the_most_popular_games_of_2019/
01/16/2020 20:06:07 CEST

Minecraft Benchmark - Linux vs Windows
URL: https://youtu.be/ytgDMgYL0eo
01/16/2020 20:00:05 CEST

Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) crashes after menu

I had this game working well and fine about 5 months ago but several game, Wine and Nvidia driver updates later it no longer works. I have performed a reinstall in many new prefixes but nothing seems to work. I believe I previously had Nvidia driver version 433, Wine Staging 4.14 and DXVK 1.3.4.

Currently I have the official Nvidia driver at version 440.44. I have Origin in-game disabled. I've tried:

  • Wine Staging 4.19, lutris-5.0-rc3, Proton 4.11

  • DXVK 1.3.2, 1.3.4, 1.4.5 and 1.5

  • Esync on and off

  • Lutris installers for the game itself, just Origin, and Battlefield V

With the Battlefield V installer and any of the above combinations I can get the game to launch and use the menu with sound working etc. But when I either enter the "Unopened Daily Crate" area or try to launch a match (be it singleplayer Instant Action or multiplayer), the game will crash. I thought it might be a bigger graphics issue but the animated character model in the menu appears and works fine, so I don't know what it is about the crates or the matches that crashes the game.

The Wine log isn't helpful:

0158:fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0000000000000570 7): stub
0156:fixme:advapi:GetCurrentHwProfileA (0x46afe4b0) semi-stub
0009:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 105D3F90, 0032BF50
0156:fixme:rawinput:RegisterRawInputDevices Unhandled flags 0x30 for device 0.
0009:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 105D3F90, 0032BF50
0009:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 105D3F90, 0032BF50
0009:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 105D3F90, 0032BF50
0009:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 105D3F90, 0032BF50
0156:fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (00000000000006F8 3): stub
0156:fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (00000000000006F8 4): stub
0009:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 105D3F90, 0032BF50
0009:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 105D3F90, 0032BF50
0009:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 105D3F90, 0032BF50
0009:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 105D3F90, 0032BF50
015d:fixme:dbghelp:MiniDumpWriteDump NIY MiniDumpWithHandleData
015d:fixme:dbghelp:MiniDumpWriteDump NIY MiniDumpFilterMemory
0009:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 105D3F90, 0032BF50

Anybody have any pointers for what this might be about? I'm suspecting the newer Nvidia drivers but I'd rather not downgrade them just to test this out...

01/16/2020 19:28:50 CEST

Building An Epic Viking House In Valheim ( LINUX SUPPORT GUARANTEED)
URL: https://gfycat.com/thirstykeyindianpalmsquirrel
01/16/2020 18:30:00 CEST

Creating a "Virtual Joystick"

I have a HOTAS setup where the joystick and throttle are recognized as two separate devices and I want to use it in a game that only supports one joystick. Is there any utility that will let me set up multiple joysticks in such a way that they're recognized by software as a single stick (with a lot of axes/buttons)?

Slightly related, it would also be useful to me if I could set a joystick up to be recognized as a mouse (so that I could move the pointer around by moving the stick and click/scroll using buttons.) What's the recommended way of doing this in Linux? Is there a utility that will let me do both the above joystick-combining and mouse-mapping?

01/16/2020 18:13:26 CEST

Linux gamers rejoice as I get laughed at for still using Windows

I dont have money for a new GPU, CPU or new RAM so i can switch to linux and run a gaming VM, I would like to play a bit of roblox, Half Life 2, TF2, maybe a bit of pc building simulator and cooking simulator, and some house flipper, Some of those games ont work on linux :( Is there any way to play them without spending alot of money on new hardware so i can run a Gaming VM?

01/16/2020 17:51:10 CEST

Help a newbie please! Dawn of War Soulstorm questions

My little brother wants to play Dawn of War Soulstorm on his Mac, however supposedly it isn't compatible.

Should I get him Wine or Play on Mac, and as an additional question would it be possible to run mods such as Ultimate Apocalypse through Play on Mac or Wine?

01/16/2020 17:48:52 CEST

The Frictional Games strange teaser appears to be growing
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-frictional-games-strange-teaser-appears-to-be-growing.15784
01/16/2020 16:50:33 CEST

Is "Nvidia application profiles" useful for Vulkan games?

My questions about Nvidia application profiles are:

  1. All optimizacions seem to be specific for OpenGL. There's some keys I can set to improve the performance of Vulkan games?
  2. Is this tool actually useful at all? How?

I know in Windows, Nvidia drivers include a lot of optimizations that increase the performance of some specific games. IDK if this has something to do with that. Excuse me for my ignorance. Thank you.

01/16/2020 15:58:19 CEST

Open Empires is a rewrite of "Age of Empires 2" into the C programming language.
URL: /r/C_Programming/comments/eovjvq/i_am_rewriting_age_of_empires_2_in_c/
01/16/2020 15:09:49 CEST

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky natively on Linux (OpenXRay)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn6JqRvNqaU
01/16/2020 14:28:52 CEST

What is an easy to use MAME front end for Linux?

I am looking for an easy to use MAME front end. Ideally something that is fairly easy to install and get up and running for a non power user. Something that once it is up and running has a user friendly interface for doing things such as remapping controls. Also one that is fairly lightweight as well as I am on GalliumOS, essentially 18.04, on my Chromebook so performance and HDD space are very limited. Thank you.

01/16/2020 14:06:05 CEST

Kingdom Come Deliverance on Intel HD 630
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoiSWlOFW2M
01/16/2020 13:40:27 CEST

Updated my ernstp/mesarc & mesaaco PPAs...

I have two PPAs which might be useful for some people:



  • glvnd 1.3 for everyone! It's a big change with important header files moving to different packages. But it's finally been done in debian unstable and ubuntu focal proposed, so I just copied that. Qt based debian packages in bionic and eoan might need some help to compile after this...
  • Means I can build master again and will be ready for 20.0.0-rc etc.
  • Vulkan 1.2 in mesaaco!
  • LLVM 9.0.1. It had some nice AMDGPU fixes if I remember correctly, for those that don't like tracking LLVM master.
  • Dropped Disco, added Focal.
01/16/2020 10:41:38 CEST

My friend says i can heavy mod Skyrim on Linux. I don't believe her.

This is the mod list i showed her. It uses lots of external programs and dll plugins.

01/16/2020 10:22:21 CEST

Battle Royale Tycoon. Main menu opens, but game stays on black screen after starting a new game.

Hello Everyone! I'm new to gaming on Linux.

It's a small unity indie game.

It launches with Lutris and Wine, but when i click new game, it's just a black screen.

How can i identify what is the problem?

It opens only with System Vine. Proton doesn't even launch it. It crashes instantly, but the processes keep running in the background.

Help is much appreciated.

01/16/2020 09:38:08 CEST

Low end gaming on linux is hit or miss?

So hey! I have a and x4 860k 4.3Ghz with a gtx 760 and 12gb of ram,I sometimes struggle to play games,as I'm able to play games such as Grand Theft Auto V and Fallout 4 and they run at acceptable fps for my rig but all of a sudden the games crash ( around 10-20 minutes in a game ) I have tried this on Ubuntu,Fedora and Arch - which I'm using right now with the lastest Nvidia driver. If anyone has any help it will all be appreciated!

01/16/2020 09:20:45 CEST

Linux Powered Slot Machine

I am hosting a casino night event and am trying to build a little slot machine cabinet with a monitor mounted in it and a small computer running the game. I am planning on running Linux for the computer and wanted to know if anyone had come across a software that could be useful in this setting? Thanks!!

01/16/2020 03:43:26 CEST

Intel's Mitigation For CVE-2019-14615 Graphics Vulnerability Obliterates Gen7 iGPU Performance
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel-gen7-hit&num=1
01/16/2020 02:57:35 CEST

Running League of Legends on Lutris

I am relatively new to Linux so Im gonna ask this the best way I can. A month ago I was able to run League flawlessly using some guide I found online. However I broke my OS and had to do a fresh install. I was using Lutris. Right now a message pops up when Lutris is started, stating that it cannot detect Vulkan support for the i386 architecture. The steps I took were installing some form of i386 architecture, next installing something related to dxvk9, then installing League using some scripts from the Lutris website. I cant for the life of me find that guide, and I need to install everything again. Can anyone on here point me in the right direction of what exactly I did for those first 2 steps and how to do it again? I imagine it was just installing dependencies. Thanks.

01/16/2020 02:05:20 CEST

LinuxGSM - Command-line tool for deployment and management of Linux dedicated game servers
URL: https://linuxgsm.com/
01/15/2020 23:19:39 CEST

CD-RUN is available on Steam for Linux! Stay in the match longer than your opponents to win, supports 8 players simultaneously.
URL: https://v.redd.it/9uyju1y3d0b41
01/15/2020 22:27:00 CEST

Nvidia Vulkan Linux Dev Driver 440.48.02 Released (Vulkan 1.2 Driver)


January 15th, 2020 - Linux 440.48.02


Vulkan 1.2 passing vulkan-cts- conformance

Full Vulkan 1.2 support including timeline semaphores, descriptor indexing, buffer device address and SPIR-V 1.5

Add PRIME Synchronization support for Linux kernel 5.4 and newer

01/15/2020 19:46:58 CEST

Which Linux for Vega 56?
URL: https://www.amd.com/en/support/previous-drivers/graphics/radeon-rx-vega-series/radeon-rx-vega-series/radeon-rx-vega-56
01/15/2020 19:28:19 CEST

Best method to move the C_drive to 1TB EXT4 HDD

Hi everyone, i am currently using Arch Linux on a 120GB SSD, which fills quite quickly, given the documents and pictures i have on my home folder. After scouring the internet, i read there are at least two methods to achieve what i need, the first being symlinking the c_drive folder on the HDD to the wine folder on the SSD (i don't know if this is correct method, or i have to symlink the wine folder to the new c_drive location), or creating a new prefix (which i don't know how to correctly do it). What would be the best approach? And how do i do it?

01/15/2020 18:39:06 CEST

Steamos compositor finally evolving: gamescope is landing

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-continue-working-behind-the-scenes-for-linux-gaming-with-gamescope.15776 that's great news from my pov. The bugged compositor will turn to a full feature tool. My console-ish htpc will finally get a smoother experience.......maybe.

01/15/2020 18:15:32 CEST

Some left over games from Humble Humble Sweet Farm Bundle

Someone wants:

Ultimate Chicken Horse

from https://www.humblebundle.com/games/sweet-farm

01/15/2020 17:36:36 CEST

Scan for games in steam (but games installed with windows)

Alright, im about to make a dual boot between Manjaro Linux and Windows 10, in hope of ditching windows entirely at one point

And i intend to bring most of my gaming sessions into Linux as well, since most games i play support linux or works flawless with Lutris/Wine. But my question is if steam is able to scan for "old" games on my hard drives which was installed on Windows, meaning that i dont need to reinstall everything. Just run my games from my old drives but from Manjaro

Is this possible? if yes, could there be tons of bugs and crashes?

01/15/2020 17:16:56 CEST

Cannot use 1TB NTFS SATA connected HDD as a cellar for winebottles. Read only filesystem

Hey everyone,

I'm struggling with a shared Windows/Linux HDD on which I've some prefixes and Windows 10 games. Once I formatted this disk in NTFS, Lutris shows a "read only filesystem" error when I try to start a game (e.g. Spyro reignited trilogy). Also, if I try to set winecfg on the same prefix terminal returns yet this read only filesystem error.

Am I doing anything wrong in /etc/fstab ? The disk is mounted in /mnt/SeagateHDD with the rw,user,exec,auto flags

Thank you for the help

01/15/2020 16:45:38 CEST

DXVK frametimes are smooth like butter right now
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-aSZFurI-Q
01/15/2020 15:47:12 CEST

wine is seraching for game in C:windowssystem32

i am trying to install TombRaider:annivarsiry with PlayOnLinux

so installation was ok and i have checked all configurations so when i am trying to lonch the game it crashes.

also it is giving error that it's 64-bit installation, it cannot be used with a 32-bit wineserver .......for this problem i have tried a solutions from searching online sudo rm -r ~/.wine && winecfg

i also tried an copied all game files in it's C:\windows\system32 folder manually but its not working.

this is debug log

wine: '/home/mrw01f/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/TombRaiderAnniversary' is a 64-bit installation, it cannot be used with a 32-bit wineserver.

[01/15/20 19:17:29] - Running wine-1.3.3 tra.exe (Working directory : /home/mrw01f/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64)

Could not load wine-gecko. HTML rendering will be disabled.

Could not load wine-gecko. HTML rendering will be disabled.

wine: configuration in '/home/mrw01f/.PlayOnLinux//wineprefix/TombRaiderAnniversary' has been updated.

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

01/15/2020 15:29:25 CEST

Tips on increasing performance on Nier Automata

Hi i am trying to play Nier Automata but I can't seem to get a stable Fps for it. It would HI and Low Fps and I don't know what to do. If I can I wouldn't mind capping the game to 30 Fps but I don't even know if that is possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am running a

Distro: Linux mint 19.3

GPU: R9 390

CPU i5 6600

Ram 16GB

01/15/2020 15:19:19 CEST

wine is searching for game in system32...

i am trying to install TombRaider:annivarsiry with PlayOnLinux

so installation was ok and i have checked all configurations so when i am trying to lonch the game it crashes.

also it is giving error that it's 64-bit installation, it cannot be used with a 32-bit wineserver .......for this problem i have tried a solutions from searching online sudo rm -r ~/.wine && winecfg

i also tried an copied all game files in it's C:\windows\system32 folder manually but its not working.

this is debug log

wine: '/home/mrw01f/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/TombRaiderAnniversary' is a 64-bit installation, it cannot be used with a 32-bit wineserver.

[01/15/20 19:17:29] - Running wine-1.3.3 tra.exe (Working directory : /home/mrw01f/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64)

Could not load wine-gecko. HTML rendering will be disabled.

Could not load wine-gecko. HTML rendering will be disabled.

wine: configuration in '/home/mrw01f/.PlayOnLinux//wineprefix/TombRaiderAnniversary' has been updated.

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

01/15/2020 15:19:08 CEST

Vulkan 1.2 Arrives With An Eye On Greater Performance, Better Compatibility With Other 3D APIs On Top
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=vulkan-12-release&num=1
01/15/2020 15:08:03 CEST

Need help with DMM Game Player

I've been trying to get DMM Game Player (OneDrive mirror) working and failing. It's a storefront similar to Steam, although it's in Japanese. I've managed to install it, run it, update it, but after that it won't run. Here is the output I got: https://pastebin.com/LVnxpnKz . It seems to be an issue with Jet? I installed jet40 as one of the other apps I use relies on it.

On another machine, I've managed to get it working up to installing the game I want (Princess Connect re-dive), however, I don't know how to handle the custom protocol it has to run the game ( dmmgameplayer://priconner/cl/general/priconner ) as I believe you have to run the game from the DMM app (which didn't work) or using that protocol. Even on Windows, clicking the game's .exe file does nothing so it has to be from either of those methods.

I'm not sure how to get it working, it could be something similar to UPlay, Origins, and Epic Game Launcher which I heard have some issues.

01/15/2020 10:25:41 CEST

Humble Sweet Farm Bundle with great Linux support
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/sweet-farm
01/15/2020 07:41:13 CEST

Trying to play Steins;Gate with proton on arch

As post says i am on arch linux dual booted on a mac mini. I got a Intel i5-4278U CPU. Every time i try to run Steins;Gate i get an error with a bunch of random characters, then it says:


D3DXCompileShader failed.


Does anyone know why this might happen and how to fix it?

01/15/2020 07:35:31 CEST

PAPER TANKS for Steam on Linux (Development)
URL: https://i.redd.it/j7t7xut3zva41.png
01/15/2020 07:26:39 CEST

PAPER TANKS for Steam on Linex (Development)
URL: https://i.redd.it/v83xwx20yva41.png
01/15/2020 07:21:23 CEST

Is it possible to run the Oculus desktop software under Wine?

The only resources I can find regarding running Oculus stuff on Wine seem to be talking about the original devkit software, but I want to try and run the new Oculus desktop software, my pipe dream being to have an Oculus Quest linked up to it.

Here's what I'm doing, running on Arch with wine-staging:

  • Getting the executable from here
  • Using winetricks to install vcrun2010 and dotnet452 in a fresh wineprefix (I've tried without this but it gets further this way)

And I end up with this exception:

Unhandled Exception: System.Threading.AbandonedMutexException: The wait completed due to an abandoned mutex.
   at System.Threading.WaitHandle.InternalWaitOne(SafeHandle waitableSafeHandle, Int64 millisecondsTimeout, Boolean hasThreadAffinity, Boolean exitContext)
   at System.Threading.WaitHandle.WaitOne(Int32 millisecondsTimeout, Boolean exitContext)
   at Dawn.DawnController.ActualMain(String[] args)
   at Dawn.EntryPoint.Main(String[] args)

Anyone have advice, even if it's to tell me why this is definitely not going to work?

01/15/2020 06:05:50 CEST

Custom Proton build that fixes Monster Hunter World's low-fps issues.
URL: https://github.com/przmkg/proton-ge-custom/releases/tag/5.0-rc3-GE-1-MHW
01/15/2020 05:48:12 CEST

Humble Sweet Farm Bundle - 7 Games - 5 Native, 1 Platinum, 1 Gold
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/sweet-farm
01/15/2020 02:37:33 CEST

Bought a 5700XT today

Bought a 5700XT to finish my new build and want to get away from windows

which distro will give me the least trouble to get it running? ive heard this card has some issues on linux in general

im used to ubuntu but im open to change

ive heard fedora has full Navi support OOTB, is this true?


01/15/2020 00:34:00 CEST

Gamers of linux: Window Manager or Desktop Environment?

Hello everyone! Gamer and in-training coder here. After years of using Windows 10 on my main PC, i decided to switch to Linux. I chose Arch for a number of reasons, but i can't decide on whether i should use a WM or a DE for gaming/coding/etc. I currently use a DE, that would be Plasma 5. Could anybody help me on this choice?

01/14/2020 23:46:39 CEST

Proton 4.11-12 is available
  • Update DXVK to v1.5.1.
  • Fix Xbox controller buttons in Elex.
  • Improve mouse cursor behavior in IL-2 Sturmovik.
  • Support newer OpenVR SDKs. Audioshield and Dance Collider are now playable.
  • Update steamworks SDK support.


01/14/2020 22:34:13 CEST

Proton 4.11-12 released
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/releases/tag/proton-4.11-12
01/14/2020 22:31:48 CEST

Dark Souls 3 Crashing on start with all versions of Proton

I have tried launching it with every version of Proton. Opens to a black screen. No cursor, no music, no loading. Then it crashes.

I have tested Skyrim with Proton 4.2 and it runs perfectly first try. I was really surprised that Dark Souls 3 didn't boot first try considering it's Gold on ProtonDB. A lot of users are rating it Platinum even, and saying that it works perfectly out of box.


x2 Xeon X5675


GT 1030

Ubuntu 18.04

Using NVIDIA 440.36 Please help me.

01/14/2020 22:15:29 CEST

Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Gets Patched For A Gen9 Graphics Vulnerability
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-CVE-2019-14615
01/14/2020 21:54:29 CEST

Mutazione developer looking for some Linux beta testers!
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1080750/discussions/0/1629663905412744948/?tscn=1579030400#c1738886823090392202
01/14/2020 21:48:52 CEST

Just Cause 2 + Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod

I have just cause 2 on steam and jc2-mp mod and it wont launch with lutris or proton has anyone got this working? Thanks, im a new user of elementaryos (based on Ubuntu) and am loving linux!

01/14/2020 21:06:00 CEST

Dungeon Punks? stumbled across this on steam. But then crashes. anyone know if it works? if not something like it?

Dungeon Punks? stumbled across this on steam. But then crashes. anyone know if it works? if not something like it?

stumbled across this on steam. But then crashes. From the screen shots it looks like it'd be my taste. But I can't get it to work, and no listing in protondb. The only thing that happens is freezes durring wine trying to install. I have no idea if it needs a library or setting.

01/14/2020 19:39:04 CEST

Getting bad performance on games with wine even though my system is overkill for the system requirements. What could be wrong?

Alright, first I'll list off my specs -

Distro - Debian 10 Stable (Plasma DE)

CPU - Intel Pentium IV HT @ 3.0 Ghz

Graphics - ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256 mb

Ram - 3 Gb DDR1 SDRAM

Now the game I'm trying to play is NFS Underground 2.

It's minimum requirements need a Pentium III at 933 MHz, 256 mb ram, and an Nvidia GeForce 2/ ATI Radeon 7500 (This is much weaker than my HD 2400)

Despite exceeding these requirements by a ton, The game is still laggy at 800x600 with low settings. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

01/14/2020 18:56:55 CEST

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2019

Does it work on Linux ?
If no one know I will try and maybe do a little review.

01/14/2020 18:25:50 CEST

AMD or Nvidia GPU?

I'm new to Linux and am going to be making the switch completely to Fedora. I'm going to be upgrading to a new GPU to do 1440p gaming, and am trying to decide between AMD and Nvidia, specifically, between a 5700 XT and a 2070 Super.

How are the drivers for these two cards on Linux? Are AMD or Nvidia GPUs generally better on Linux?

01/14/2020 17:23:09 CEST

Upcoming point and clicker 'Born Punk' has a Steam page up, coming to GOG and newer trailer
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/upcoming-point-and-clicker-born-punk-has-a-steam-page-up-coming-to-gog-and-newer-trailer.15766
01/14/2020 16:31:55 CEST

Save 72% on Sid Meier's Civilization VI : Platinum Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12218/Sid_Meiers_Civilization_VI__Platinum_Edition/
01/14/2020 14:57:54 CEST

Save 80% on The Gardens Between on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/600990/The_Gardens_Between/
01/14/2020 14:57:45 CEST

Death of Windows 7. Should we expect a lot of new Linux users?

Windows 7 is official death. Should we expect some of those users to converted to Linux users? Or would the same happen again (like in the XP days)?

01/14/2020 13:16:14 CEST

Death of Windows 7. Should we expect a lot of new Linux users?
01/14/2020 13:15:04 CEST

Enjoy this peaceful 4 hour long trailer for THE LONGING, a game that takes 400 days to beat
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/enjoy-this-peaceful-4-hour-long-trailer-for-the-longing-a-game-that-takes-400-days-to-beat.15765
01/14/2020 10:04:10 CEST

3DSEN - Mega Man 3 gameplay footage
URL: https://v.redd.it/w2pgmlgj5pa41
01/14/2020 08:31:42 CEST

Trying to install Dragon Age Origins using Lutris, can someone please help

I ran the Lutris install script and pointed to the GOG .exe file on my computer to get the installation to proceed.

It all seems to go well, I even get the game launcher to pop up.

However a few things seem worrying:

1.) Defaults aren't reflective of computer power (so low grpahics, etc), this isn't a big deal

2.) The bigger deal, if you click on "configure" in the launcher, it seems to find my GPU, but claims it only has 200 MB of ram. I am not sure if this is even an issue, but am just pointing it out.

3.) The biggest issue is the game doesn't launch. I don't know what to do. Lutris's page doesn't seem to have any special instructions, so I'm at a loss, if anyone has any advice, I'd really appreciate it.

01/14/2020 06:28:48 CEST

Discord Go Live with Wine game
URL: /r/Lutris/comments/eogkth/discord_go_live_with_wine_game/
01/14/2020 06:09:20 CEST

Need to run Windows executable with parameters using WINE

Can someone tell me how to do this?

01/14/2020 04:19:50 CEST

Playing Jedi: Fallen Order w/ Origin on Mint


So there have been some posts about this, and it sounds like this is doable, but I am very green to Linux gaming and I'm having trouble deciphering all this talk about "Proton" and "Wine Prefixes" etc.

Would anyone be willing/able to help me with my current situation? Here's what I posted on the Linux Mint Gaming forum a couple days ago (with no response yet):

I made the mistake of purchasing Jedi: Fallen Order from CDKeys.com, because it was on sale there, and I didn't want to pay the full $60 in the Steam store, and thought I could figure out how to make it work on my Linux Mint machine, but I'm having trouble.

I now have Origin and the game Jedi: Fallen Order installed via Lutris (after spending hours trying to accomplish this with Play On Linux). I can even get the game to open now that I've upgraded to Mint 19.3 (before that the CPU usage would skyrocket when I tried to open the game but the game would not open).
But the frame rate is stuttery and unplayable - around 2.0 FPS. The audio plays fine in the background.

EDIT: After turning on "Windowed (virtual desktop)" in the Lutris configuration settings for J:FO, I was able to open and play the game ONCE. It ran at a barely playable, sometimes stuttery rate, I'm estimating 30-40 FPS. But after a certain point it reverted back to about 2.0 FPS, and I had to exit the game. Since then, it has refused to open. A restart has not fixed this. Origin opens, but when I try to start J:FO nothing happens.

As you can see in the hardware specs below, I'm using a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, with Nvidia driver 440.44. This has worked fine with other games on Steam and WOW on Lutris.

The Wine Version under Configure > Runner Options in Lutris for both Origin and J:FO is "lutris-jedi-4.2-.86_64".

Anyone have any idea why this is happening?

Here are my hardware specs, copied-and-pasted from termbin.com upload:
System: Host: mint-VirtualBox Kernel: 4.15.0-74-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia
base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B450M Pro4 serial:
UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: P3.30 date: 05/10/2019
CPU: Topology: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ rev: 2
L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 81435
Speed: 1532 MHz min/max: 1550/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1544 2: 1445 3: 1658
4: 1627 5: 1546 6: 1547 7: 1551 8: 1547 9: 1546 10: 1381 11: 1546 12: 1554
Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 440.44 bus ID: 06:00.0
chip ID: 10de:2182
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nvidia
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~75Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.44
direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 06:00.1
chip ID: 10de:1aeb
Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 08:00.3 chip ID: 1022:1457
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-74-generic
Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASRock
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: f000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Drives: Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 186.36 GiB (83.4%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: A-Data model: SU635 size: 223.57 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
Partition: ID-1: / size: 219.93 GiB used: 186.36 GiB (84.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 39.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 39 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 26%
Repos: No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
1: deb https: //dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
1: deb [arch=amd64] http: //dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/graphics-drivers-ppa-bionic.list
1: deb http: //ppa.launchpad.net/graphics-drivers/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris-team-lutris-bionic.list
1: deb http: //ppa.launchpad.net/lutris-team/lutris/ubuntu bionic main
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
1: deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com tricia main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
2: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
3: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
4: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
5: deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
6: deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
Info: Processes: 333 Uptime: 15m Memory: 15.66 GiB used: 2.67 GiB (17.1%) Init: systemd
v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 alt: 7 Client: Unknown python3.6 client
inxi: 3.0.32

01/14/2020 04:01:50 CEST

what happened to wine-pba?


it looked so promising when it came out. ive been clinging to wine3.x because wine-pba improves my framerate so much. its a bit flakey though.

what happened to the developement?

01/14/2020 02:56:23 CEST

AMD is not helpful towards Linux users. How to claim your Equipped To Win promo AMD Rewards.


I moved from Intel to AMD because of your continuing commitment to open drivers on Linux. I plan to buy an AMD video card when the new performant cards are released. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X came with an Equipped To Win promotion. I was looking forward to playing one of these games over Proton/Wine in linux. However after visiting amdrewards.com, I need to download a WINDOWS tool, and I cannot verify my promotion. Can you please provide a different way of activating my promotion?

[attachment: screenshot with all kinds of proof]
[attachment: photo of voucher]


Thank you for contacting AMD Rewards Support,

Unfortunately our PVT program is only compatible with Windows at this time. In order to redeem your coupon code you need to be on a true Windows operating system (VMs are not supported).

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Like many of you, I am severely disappointed in the unwillingness of AMD to throw us a frickin' bone. We are used to working with zero support. We mess around with things like wine, winetricks and proton. But it begins with access to that what was promised, and that's hard if AMD is not even willing to give us the flipping games they dangled in front of us when they were still aiming for our money.

The game reward value is $30 or something, so this probably isn't worth your time, but no one tells us what we cannot do. So here is how to do it.

Windows has this thing called Windows Preinstallation Environment - WinPE. It's like a bootable mini Windows.

You can create a booting Windows USB live environment with the Windows PE plugin for the Windows ADK, running from a Windows virtual machine in VirtualBox. You can construct your own PE manually, but there are also free and commercial tools out there to roll your own. Google around for WinPE.

I haven't tried any of those because I am lazy and AMD is not paying me for doing their job, so I just searched alternative channels for ready-made WinPE's. There is Gandalfs Win10PE, which I believe recently became donationware but if you're lucky you can find an old version. There are also "grey" ISO's out there, which are always a gamble. You'll recognize the better WinPE image from their 4 - 6 GB size. They'll contain bells, whistles, and more importantly, an internet browser.

Use your favorite tool to make a bootable usb stick (I used woeusb), and boot into your Windows PE.

I went to the AMD Rewards site, logged in, entered voucher code, downloaded the PVT tool (do not rename the file or it doesn't work), and the tool gave an error. Looking in the details, it appeared it could not download vcredist.x64.exe (or something) so I installed that manually from the msft site using the browser in the PE. Ran the AMD PVT Setup tool again, and this time it finished. Start the tool, enter voucher number a second time, wait for it, verified. Click the link in the tool, a browser window opens, enter the voucher code a third time, and you're logged in but nothing happens. Open the link in the tool a second time, AND WE'RE IN!

So I picked Borderlands 3. It took a minute or two to "activate" the rewards in the browser, and then I could reboot and visit AMD Rewards in my normal Linux session. The game is under "my rewards."

Turns out it's an Epic launcher thing. Darnit, I really hoped it was a Steam thing. They have such nice Linux support. Oh well.

01/14/2020 02:55:57 CEST

good co-op games?

My previous post makes me think maybe this is a better question. I'm looking for good co-op games to play with my partner.

Games we've played and liked are:

Divinity: Original Sin

Divinity: Original Sin 2 (yay, Proton!)

Torchlight II

Stardew Valley

We've done Terraria and Minecraft with the young one, but neither of those is really my partner's cup of tea.

Games we've played and NOT liked are:

Baldur's Gate (too clunky and the whole game pausing whenever either person has a conversation got really old)

Don't Starve Together (just didn't like the style, I guess? Wasn't fun for us, at any rate.)

No interest in modern or sf games--fantasy or possibly historical as long as it's not recent history. Not interested in couch co-op style stuff either. I feel like we've boxed ourselves in a bit here.

Thanks, all!

01/14/2020 02:03:36 CEST

Fonts problem

So I've been reading how to run a game on wine, there. It has an annoying bug that needs to run specified fonts in order to solve. It says that i have to change a string into HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Fonts\Replacements/(Default), but i can't find "Replacements" under Fonts, only Cache and external fonts. I'm using the latest stable version on Wine in Kubuntu 18.04, I've tried to create the key on my own already and it didn't work, i tried installing fonts from Winetricks, directories, but it just doesn't work, the bug keeps showing up. Is anyone able to point me in a good direction? There are not a lot of questions about this fix on google so now I'm pretty much lost.

01/14/2020 01:28:49 CEST

Hey guys, sorry to be that guy but I need help deciding on a good distro for my gaming laptop. It’s a Gigabyte Aero Classic

So, Ill try to make this brief...I have a gigabyte aero classic with an I7 9750H, rtx 2070 MQ, 16gb of RAM, 512gb nvme SSD and all the other fixings.

So my persisting issues are sudden and random freezing, overheating, and bad battery life. So I think my issue is that my CPU turbo locks and that makes the system throttle while drawing more power.

So far, I have tried Fedora and Manjaro over the course of a couple months and I have not been able to get it sorted out. I have used stuff like Bumblebee, TLP, and CPUFreq.

So i just would like some suggestions for distros or software. Im thinking if trying Ubuntu next.

01/14/2020 00:55:25 CEST

Tell me about Neverwinter Nights....

Looking for fantasy rpgs to play co-op with my partner and this seems to get good reviews...mostly. I'm seeing a lot about the "enhanced edition" having all sorts of issues. Have any of you played it and if so, how did it run for you?

01/13/2020 22:51:08 CEST

Are there ways to overclock a monitor or extend freesync range on a monitor on linux like there are in windows?

Got a nice new monitor, freesync 3440x1440. I can overclock it to 110hz and extend its freesync range to 30-110 in windows. Is there a way to do that on linux? All being done over displayport if it matters.

01/13/2020 22:46:46 CEST

Anyone know how to control RGB on wireless corsair headset?

I have a Corsair Void Pro Wireless headset, and it works fine with the generic USB driver, but I cannot turn off the LEDs - which means the battery dies MUCH faster. Does anyone know of any utility which will allow me to disable the lights?

If not, can anyone recommend a wireless headset with Linux support? I know people are just going to recommend getting a wired headset with a 3.5mm port, but I'd really prefer wireless.

01/13/2020 20:41:12 CEST

RADV's Next-Gen Geometry Code Continues To Be Revised For Navi GPUs
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=RADV-NGG-Revised-Mesa-20.0
01/13/2020 19:22:46 CEST

Switching to Linux - A Gamer's Guide
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk81pq2d_BQ
01/13/2020 19:12:35 CEST

GUI for overclocking AMD Navi 10 cards

I noticed that the pp_od_clk_voltage settings are supposed to work now in kernel 5.5-rc5, but in case someone is on an older kernel and want to overclock/undervolt etc. your AMD Navi 10 (5700/5700 XT etc.) card (or just want control beyond those limits) I wrote a simple GUI for UPP, available at https://github.com/azeam/powerupp

It has only been tested on my personal system and I would appreciate any kind of feedback or user experience. It should be fairly easy to add support for other GPU families but I don't have the data available, for now it is Navi 10 only.

01/13/2020 18:49:18 CEST

Is buying the new AMD Ryzen 3rd generation and using integrated Vega GPU a good idea?

I found that I rarely play graphically intensive games so I'd like integrated GPU to save electricity and Vega 8/11 seems good on paper.

Are here any users with this configuration? Any problems which I might experience? I heard that AMD drivers are problematic. I like to use stable distros, not rolling release so I am expecting to be somewhat outdated on driver versions.

01/13/2020 18:28:07 CEST

vkBasalt Visual and Performance Comparison
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSlaGkbTRi8
01/13/2020 17:20:59 CEST

vkBasalt Visual and Performance Comparison
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSlaGkbTRi8
01/13/2020 17:20:48 CEST

What game would you like to be ported to Linux in 2020?

For our next newsletter, wed like to know what game youre hoping comes to Linux this year, and why. Who knows, maybe well even port some of them!

Your answer may be featured in our January newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

01/13/2020 16:31:15 CEST

Wayland? Mir? What's going on?

Since I was so dearly received the last time I commented about the difficulties of porting/creating a game for Linux, I would like to ask you a question.

So far I thought the way to create and manage windows in Linux was the X Window System, and so far I know SDL, SFML, GLFW and other cross-platform window management systems for OpenGL and Vulkan have full support for it (maybe they are designed only for it). However, I am seeing news about distributions parting ways with X and adopting other window systems like Wayland and Mir. Why? And, as a dev, how should I worry and adapt myself to the advent of those systems? I know you know better the scenario, so, even if it is not a gaming question per se, I would like to know more about your stance on this. Thanks!

01/13/2020 15:57:54 CEST

Is there a log file that holds information about recent players?

Basically the title. I am hoping to find a session log file that records recent players (like when going to players->recent Players in the steam overlay). Thanks!

01/13/2020 15:19:02 CEST

Time for some actual in-game footage. In the game, you are an actor trying to make your living by starring in some low-budget action productions. Your task is to shoot a series of the movie takes (it usually involves shooting some bad guys as well) to complete the scene from the film.
URL: https://i.redd.it/00k4mah7uja41.gif
01/13/2020 14:45:50 CEST

So, how did the whole 'Ubuntu dropping 32-bit support from eoan (19.10) onwards' debacle turn out?

Last I heard,

  • Valve said they wouldn't officially support Ubuntu any more in future. Of course, they mean LTS versions, and 18.04 is still current and won't be EOL for a while, but April (and focal) isn't that far away;
  • the Wine people said they wouldn't be building official packages for Ubuntu any more. Currently, they still have packages for eoan, even though most 32-bit packages have already been removed in that version AFAIK.

I know that there was some back-pedalling and vague assurances from Canonical that they'd still make the most important/common/... libraries available. I can't remember the exact wording, but considering that any selection is bound to be subjective and gaming isn't their focus, those don't mean much anyway.

So, have I missed any further developments? For those of you who use WINE/Proton and/or Steam in any shape or form on Ubuntu eoan (19.10) or newer, how's your experience been? Have you been bitten by this or is it a non-issue?

(Please don't make this about the question whether 32-bit support should be removed in the first place; or proclaim that we should all be using Arch your distro of choice anyway.)

01/13/2020 13:30:48 CEST

What are the bigger differences between gaming on Windows or Linux?

And what about non-native games?

01/13/2020 12:56:21 CEST

Empty steam library on mac

Hi there. I am still having issues with getting steam to work via play on mac. The library is completly blank. Been seeing others with the same problem a month ago. Is there any solutions to this problem yet?

Im running a Mac with Mojave 10.14.6

01/13/2020 11:40:47 CEST

Lenna's Inception, the Zelda-inspired adventure with a glitched world arrives January 17
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/lennas-inception-the-zelda-inspired-adventure-with-a-glitched-world-arrives-january-17.15748
01/13/2020 10:25:20 CEST

Having troubles starting S.T.A.L.K.E.R. SOC

STALKER Last day 1.3 to be exact.

Crashes after splash window, full error log window attached

Tried launching it with wine 4.0.3 (this window message), lutris 5.0 rc5 (same), proton 4.11 (crashes before splash window)

dx3d10, 11 were installed in each case
dxvk didnt help

01/13/2020 08:14:38 CEST

PoE + 5700xt + mesa-aco-git

Anyone have this setup and problem with running Path of Exile? The game lunch for a second and then shuts down, same thing with steam version. It works on Mesa 19.3 but it's really laggy.

01/13/2020 07:45:31 CEST

Cross posting! Looking for some gaming sugestion! goofy fun tongue in cheek 80s, or retro style games . And also are there good Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Style games that play well with wine (or linux native!)

Looking for some gaming sugestion! goofy fun tongue in cheek 80s, or retro style games . And also are there good Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Style games that play well with wine (or linux native!)

In a classic style kick including gaming.. Having fun with River City Girls, Street FIghter 2, and Orcs Must Die 2!.

Looking for recommendations for a few things. I'm looking for some retro, or just retro style games (80s apparently) . With that classic arcadey tongue in cheek thing going on like a boss.

I am also looking around for a good fun TMNT [teenage mutant ninja turtles] game.

Someone else suggested asking for suggestions about some great and awesome titles to emulate.

01/13/2020 07:44:43 CEST

Linux 5.5-rc6 Released With Some Notable Radeon Graphics Fixes Plus Other Random Work
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.5-rc6-Released
01/13/2020 07:44:18 CEST

I used to only have Linux during University. Gladly doing my best to support it on the game I'm currently working on! Please try it with your friends and let us know how it went!
URL: https://cravecraw.itch.io/hammer-dongers/devlog/119188/hammer-dongers-on-linux-and-more-music
01/13/2020 07:15:49 CEST

Thank you guys

Over this past weekend I was doing some much needed upgrades to my desktop. My old setup was an fx830, 8gb ram, some cheap mobo and a r9 390. I picked up a cheap ryzen 7 2700 over the holidays and upgraded the mobo and put in 32gb of corsair dominator ram. So far I still have the r9 390. Anyways, I also decided while I was in there to go ahead and give linux gaming a shot again. Went out and grabbed a 500gb ssd and threw Pop OS on it with KDE on top. I had tried switching to Ubuntu for gaming a few years back but wasn't able to get much of anything running. However, it seems that gaming on linux has really come a long way in the past couple years, especially with the updated drivers and Proton. While I certainly sunk some time into troubleshooting getting a couple of the games I play up and running, I'm happy to report they finally are. FPS is a bit low, but I also understand that my gpu is notoriously bad on linux as well as a bit dated at this point. I'm thinking I'll be switching out to a 2070 or somthing within the next couple months. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you to all the people in here who have contributed, your threads saved me so much time this weekend. I think I am finally here to stay.

01/13/2020 05:48:56 CEST

Dynasty Warriors 7 didn't run on Wine 5.0

Hi I'm using wine 5.0 staging and installing dxvk 1.5 on my wine prefix. I try to run that already installed dynasty warriors 7 lxde but it crashes (didn't open at all and there is a pop out window that said the application crashes) and can't find the reason why. I already installed some of the redist that needed by the game like DX9.0c and vcredist 2005 and 2010 both x86 and x64. Is there anything that i missing out?

01/13/2020 03:20:28 CEST

Should i switch to linux?

I am a gamer and use Windows 10. I find Linux really pleasing to look at and think it is better. And Linux is getting better and better for gaming. I am doing some research on linux gaming and still not sure if i should switch.

Should i?

01/13/2020 02:41:52 CEST

Looking for some gaming sugestion! goofy fun tongue in cheek 80s, or retro style games? And are there good Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Style games that play well with wine (or linux native!)

Looking for some gaming sugestion! goofy fun tongue in cheek 80s, or retryo style games? And are there good Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Style games that play well with wine (or linux native!)

In a classic style kick including gaming.. Having fun with River City Girls, Street FIghter 2, and Orcs Must Die 2!.

Looking for recommendations for a few things. I'm looking for some retro, or just retro style games (80s apparently) . With that classic arcadey tongue in cheek thing going on like a boss.

I am also looking around for a good fun TMNT [teenage mutant ninja turtles] game.

01/12/2020 23:12:22 CEST

Help please - Elite Dangerous - Often doesn't register roll left, registers all other axis directions fine (not a physical problem) any ideas?

Hey Folks,

Running Elite Dangerous through STEAM, and I have a Logitech joystick ( https://www.logitechg.com/en-ca/products/gamepads/extreme-3d-pro-joystick.html#963290-0403 ) that works perfectly fine (joystick testing util shows all axis work reliably).

I can pitch up, pitch down, roll right just fine. But a good bit of the time when I tell my ship to roll left, it doesn't at all, and I have to push the stick back to centre and then left again several times before it rolls left. I know this is not a problem with my joystick itself, but with either the game or WINE. (playing through Proton).

I've already done the registry entry stuff to get the joystick to properly pick up it is a joystick and not a gamepad, so no worries there.

Anyone have any ideas what it might be and what I can do about it? This is likely to get me killed at some point.

01/12/2020 21:22:20 CEST

having troubles getting games to run on wine

its my first time using wine to run games. ive downloaded wizard 101 and i do the usual `wine Wizard101.exe` and the response is always 'wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\Wizard101.exe" '
ive went into `winetricks` and winecfg and fiddled around with everything, but its always the same. any ideas?

01/12/2020 20:51:45 CEST

Help please - Elite Dangerous - Often doesn't register roll left, registers all other axis directions fine (not a physical problem) any ideas?

Hey Folks,

Running Elite Dangerous through STEAM, and I have a Logitech joystick ( https://www.logitechg.com/en-ca/products/gamepads/extreme-3d-pro-joystick.html#963290-0403 ) that works perfectly fine (joystick testing util shows all axis work reliably).

I can pitch up, pitch down, roll right just fine. But a good bit of the time when I tell my ship to roll left, it doesn't at all, and I have to push the stick back to centre and then left again several times before it rolls left. I know this is not a problem with my joystick itself, but with either the game or WINE. (playing through Proton).

I've already done the registry entry stuff to get the joystick to properly pick up it is a joystick and not a gamepad, so no worries there.

Anyone have any ideas what it might be and what I can do about it? This is likely to get me killed at some point.

01/12/2020 20:30:01 CEST

The Big Highlights Of Wine 5.0 From FAudio Integration To Vulkan 1.1 + A Ton Of Bug Fixes
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wine-5.0-Features
01/12/2020 19:26:57 CEST

The Witcher Enhanced Edition , game doesn't open with no any error messages or logs in terminal ?
01/12/2020 18:43:54 CEST

My first commercial Linux gaming purchase - Quake Arena

Saw someone else selling off their loki collection, and someone asked about the tin. I'll be damned.. but I still have mine.



This was the very first Linux game I've purchased. I'd picked up some that one could port over from the Windows media... but this was the very first Linux first game I picked up.

01/12/2020 16:34:57 CEST

Minecraft uses 45% of my CPU idle and paused on windows while only about 20%-25% playing on Linux
URL: https://v.redd.it/2o3i2tq46da41
01/12/2020 16:13:16 CEST

Humble Choice & Linux?

So, I used to buy a lot of the humble bundles that had a lot of linux compatible games. Humble bundle doesn't seem to be doing many actual games bundles anymore though, and so I'm considering signing up for Humble Choice. Wondering if anyone has thoughts on how well the games work on average with linux?

01/12/2020 15:34:03 CEST

Steam numbers for december
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Steam-December-2019-Numbers
01/12/2020 14:57:26 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for January 12, 2020: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

01/12/2020 14:34:44 CEST

Nioh Linux DXVK Wine
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIwaRJjHGqk&feature=share
01/12/2020 12:37:37 CEST

Witcher 3 - Lutris/wine

So, yesterday I noticed that witcher 3 goty is 15 euros on humblebundle. Of course I got it only to notice that I got only a gog key and I realized getting it running would be a pain in the arse.

Today I tried to install it on Lutris. It downloaded the game for ages and after it began installing it errored into

The executable at path /run/media/usernamehere/Seagate Backup Plus Drive/witch3/drive_c/GOG Games/The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt GOTY/bin/x64/witcher3.exe can't be found, please check the destination folder. Some parts of the installation process may have not completed successfully.

After that the installation quit. There is basically no game files installed there. If I try to launch it it says 'No file provided'.

I am installing it to external ssd because my internal doesn't have enough space (when my psu busted it took my gpu and hd with it. At that time I was living under minimum wage and had to replace things with what I could afford).

Does anyone have any idea what is going on and why the game isn't installing?

I am planning on trying to just dl the gog installer and install manually through wine and hope it runs.

01/12/2020 11:08:27 CEST

If you long for the days of Caesar III you can rejoice with the FOSS game engine Julius
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/if-you-long-for-the-days-of-caesar-iii-you-can-rejoice-with-the-foss-game-engine-julius.15754
01/12/2020 11:07:29 CEST

I've released my sci-fi shoot 'em up last November on Windows. Now I'm bringing it to Linux. This being my first Linux release, I'm pretty excited.

You can check out my game in these stores:



If you have any feedback, I'm open to any criticism. :)

01/12/2020 11:03:28 CEST

How far along has WINE come for Android?

It looks like WINE released about 2 years ago for Android. I'd like to try to use WINE to run Streets of Rage Remake on my phone. I'm a little strapped for space though, so I want to know beforehand if it's even worth it to go through the process of clearing the space.

01/12/2020 08:43:26 CEST


Found a way to block ads on gaming, and other sites with adverts (facebook, reddit). i installed firefox with ublock origin. blocks all ads, 'sponsored' content, has custom filtering, its great! no more ads anywhere. hope this helps any linux_gaming users that do their gaming online, and get bombarded with ad trash and data mining.

edit : also discovered another treat, which blockers trackers, and more adverts, which companies use to make money off OUR bandwith. its called privacy badger. try it :)

01/12/2020 07:10:18 CEST

Wine-Staging 5.0-RC5 Brings Fix For Far Cry 5 Plus Sound Bug With Proton/ESYNC
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wine-Staging-5.0-RC5
01/12/2020 06:50:11 CEST

Can my mac support a graphics-heavy Steam game on Wine?

I'm completely new at using Wine to run games (a year or so back I followed a tutorial to get a WineSkin PS2 emulator up, but other than that I really don't have a firm grasp of what I'm doing with Wine). I'm interested in getting a Steam game: Spyro Reignited working with Wine. However, from reading some tutorials it looks like Spyro needs DirectX 10 or 11 to run and it seems like Wine doesn't always work with DirectX 10 or 11? How do I know if I'll be able to run this game on Wine? I have a Macbook Pro 13" early 2015 model. It's got 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 and 16 GB RAM. Thanks for any help or advice - I appreciate it!

01/12/2020 06:02:25 CEST

PSA Reminder: Despite dropping native client, Rust works great in Proton provided you use console and no EAC

Don't click "Play" when you launch game with Proton. Instead, hit "F1" to bring up Rust console. Then you can type in "client.connect "

As long as the server doesn't have EAC enabled, it works! In fact, it runs better than the native client ever did. No visual bugs, good FPS. I'm running a Vega 56 and have all graphics maxed, 60-70FPS. (maxed!)

I mean it, don't click play or you'll lock the game.

I've been using the following command for a low pop experience:

client.connect ib.isaacs.site:25550


01/12/2020 04:25:19 CEST

Selling my Loki Games collection; 100% goes to Child's Play.
URL: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Near-complete-collection-of-Loki-id-games-Linux-with-docs-inserts/303442045799
01/12/2020 03:31:36 CEST

[HELP] Battlenet doesnt show up

Hi im having this issue since long time but im able to play old w3 either way and doesnt need to open battlenet. But now need to install w3 reforged but my bnet doesnt show the GUI, so idk how to download the game, i tried to download the game from a windows pc, i import the folder to my pc but doesnt work either way... if anyone can hel me i will be happy.
I can still open w3c, before i opened bnet and what a really small window with the Bnet icon appear but nothing else, never open the GUI, that was the problem that i wanted to fix, but now nothin happen.


01/12/2020 03:01:47 CEST

How to get Age of Empires to run under Wine?

Does anybody have a full setup instruction for Age of Empires (the first one, preferably the gold edition, not AOEII) for WINE? I've messed around with it a bit and got the Rise of Rome expansion to start till the menu, but when you try to start a game it says you need the disc. I've tried loop mounting the image and setting it up in the Wine configuration as the D:/ cd drive, but nothing works. And the AOE without the expansion won't even start, it just crashes. But it's apparently possible according to WineHQ https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=10326

I'm also not experienced with using Wine, so if there's some basics that I need to know, hit me with it.

01/12/2020 00:22:07 CEST

Issue with Overwatch on Lutris - Vulkan not installed?

So I've tried troubleshooting this a bit on my own, but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I'm trying to run Overwatch in Lutris, which seems like it should be plug-and-play with the script. But whenever I go to launch it, I get an error message "Vulkan is not installed or supported by your system." However, I keep getting Vulkan updates in my Update Manager (running Mint MATE), so it should be installed, right? I'm pretty new to Lutris - am I making some rookie mistake by chance?

01/11/2020 23:32:30 CEST

Lots of mouse lag in games

I've been trying to fully switch to linux for a while now but I experience a lot of input lag in games like CS:GO, so I've just been switching over to a windows drive every time I wanted to play. This is becoming a pain in the ass though and I would really like to fix it. If anyone has experienced the same problem or has any idea as to how I could fix it, please let me know.

Edit: btw I'm running arch with openbox, vsync is off and compton is not running.

01/11/2020 23:06:39 CEST

Physics-based platformer LAZR has a very impressive new demo out
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/physics-based-platformer-lazr-has-a-very-impressive-new-demo-out.15757
01/11/2020 22:56:02 CEST

Celeste (Linux) "100%" tool-assisted speedrun in 1:27:36.12
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHAuZJC6HaA
01/11/2020 22:12:22 CEST

Migrating environment variables from lutris to playonlinux

Hi everyone, all is in the title. Do you know any way to do that? Thanks a lot.

01/11/2020 22:01:12 CEST


Not trying to use this as a support forum, just looking for consensus (hard to determine based on Google searches). Is Minecraft currently playable in Ubuntu?

01/11/2020 20:28:32 CEST

Python Can Run Up To ~27% Faster On Fedora 32 With Optimization
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Fedora-32-Python-Optimized
01/11/2020 20:21:21 CEST

AMD Finally Publishes Sensor Fusion Hub Driver For Linux
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Sensor-Fusion-Hub-Linux
01/11/2020 20:19:21 CEST

GNU's GDB Adds Multi-Target Debugging Support
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GDB-Multi-Target-Debugging
01/11/2020 20:18:47 CEST

bspwm - most efficient way of sending all steam games to a certain desktop, in full screen mode.

bspc rule -a steam_app_22380 desktop='^10' state=fullscreen

This sends Fallout New Vegas to desktop 10 in fullscreen move. You can also use "falloutnv.exe" instead of "steam_app_22380"

I was wondering the easiest way to make all my steam games go to desktop 10, in full screen mode. Would I have to list out the WM_CLASS for each game individually? Or is there an easier way? Cause for obvious reasons I don't want to have to list every steam game individually.

01/11/2020 19:36:07 CEST

Which laptop to choose from for gaming and pentesting?

I'm looking for a laptop that is friendly to both Kali and Pop! OS. I was thinking about System 76's Oryx Pro, or Lenovo's Legion Y740. My biggest concern is that Kali hasn't worked well for me on gaming laptops before, so my biggest concern is finding a laptop that works well with Kali. I'm not too concerned about price. Let's have a discussion!

01/11/2020 19:25:27 CEST

4 of The Best Free Native Linux MMORPG Games to play in 2020
URL: https://lifeonlinux.com/4-of-the-best-free-native-linux-mmorpg-games-in-2020/
01/11/2020 18:56:08 CEST

Large games that run native on Linux or very well with Proton?

Recently upgraded my graphics card from a gtx 760 to an rx 580 and was looking for a game that could stretch out the legs on my new gpu. I guess by large I mean something a little more graphically intense than my usual League or CSGO.


01/11/2020 18:47:09 CEST

How to set up Nvidia Optimus?

Longterm Ubuntu on desktop user here and I just got a laptop. Naturally, I installed Ubuntu on it, but after some gaming tests, the performance is not what I'd expect from a gtx 1650 (even though I've set optimus to performabce mode in nvidia settings, rocket league, a not really demanding native game, ran at 24 fps). I suspect I'm missing some drivers or that the games were somehow running on the intel integrated gpu.

Now my question is, what drivers/packages am I supposed to have and how do I get around to setting up the whole thing? All the guides I've found were at least a year old.

01/11/2020 18:17:19 CEST

orcs must die 2 mods? anyone know if they work with wine? if so where do you put them?

orcs must die 2 mods? anyone know if they work with wine? if so where do you put them?

01/11/2020 17:46:09 CEST

Any Skyrim modders here? Is it possible to mod it on Linux?

I want to switch to Linux but I just love modding Skyrim since it's my favorite game.

01/11/2020 16:53:50 CEST

Sound doesn't work on Wine.

Hi! I'm using Debian 10. I've installed Wine to run Windows version of GZDoom (Linux version doesn't work properly) but there is no sound. And before anyone asks yes I have OpenAL. I've tried running it from Lutris with Proton and that way sound works. Then in order to see whater is it a problem with Wine version or not I've ran it from Lutris again but this time with the system version of Wine. Sound once again worked. However when I run it from the Linux terminal sound doesn't work. I can just run it on Lutris but that way it becomes hard to play mods. Sure I can use the Wine terminal from the Lutris to play mods but many mods come with multiple wad files and running all of'em from the terminal is a pain. I can probably use batch scripts but I'd much rather do anything from MATE terminal with shell scripts. How can I fix this issue?

01/11/2020 14:19:16 CEST

Good distro for my Acer AMD 2013 laptop?

Its an Acer Aspire V3 551G with an AMD A10-4600M, 8GB Ram, AMD Radeon 7670M 2GB + 7660G 512mb dual graphics, I have also installed a 480gb SanDisk Ultra 2 SSD.

The problem with it is. when I'm playing Minecraft for example, it confuses itself on which graphics it should use, so if I run Minecraft normally on high settings I get 20fps - 30fps. But if I enable fullscreen, suddenly I'm getting 80-120fps and when I disable fullscreen, it's still between 80-120fps. So its strange. It should be 80-120fps in the first place so why did it run between 20fps to 30fps. I also get frame drops in Portal 1 as well when nothing is happening and I am moving around. Do you guys think I need to clean the laptop up? I got this laptop used on eBay a few months ago at a decent price.

Will Linux improve on this and make graphics performance more stable? And also will it even work on my laptop? Is there AMD drivers available for it? Can I use dual graphics or will I need to enable (integrated graphics only in the BIOS?).

01/11/2020 12:29:30 CEST

What would the best affordable Motherboard and CPU (Preferably AMD) combo that supports IOMMU for GPU virtualization?

So I'm trying to get rid of dual booting Windows and Linux sometime this year, and I'd love to get my hands on a Ryzen Motherboard and CPU that support GPU virtualization. I've already got a old 740 laying around that I'll use when my 1060 is running the KVM. Is there a affordable option for someone on a budget who can save up for the parts? Preferably around the 300-350 dollar range for both? I also would love to run VR through the KVM, so preferably I'd like a octo-core which I could split between the KVM and the host machine if at all possible.

Anyone got any good ideas?

01/11/2020 10:56:28 CEST

Visual upgrade for passenger map for https://www.airline-club.com! Now animated!
URL: https://i.redd.it/hzdfy4jff4a41.gif
01/11/2020 10:49:19 CEST

Metro 2033, Last Light and Exodus: No Sound with Wine

Apologies for bad english

These 3 are the only games that dont seem to work with sound. (they arent from steam or epic games btw but repacked from fitgirl and cracked by someone else) I played them with sound before.

using wine-5.0rc4-1 at the time of this post

tried pulsaudio but it just crashed without start so i used alsa. The only thing that i remember that i did is that i changed xaudio2_6 and 2_7 for fallout 4 (steam) but that doesn't have to do with it if I'm right?

I have to apologies that i'm still learning and get easily frustrated at this

01/11/2020 09:16:34 CEST

AMD Has DP MST DSC Support Ready For The Linux 5.6 Kernel
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Linux-5.6-DP-MST-DSC
01/11/2020 08:11:38 CEST

Wine 5.0-RC5 Released With Fixes For Different Games
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wine-5.0-RC5-Released
01/11/2020 08:11:28 CEST

FYI: Unexpected AppArmor problem with Warzone 2100 due to a snap update

Was playing Warzone 2100 and suddenly it started failing to save games. I verified there was sufficient disk space then I checked its logs:

error   |23:41:53: [openSaveFile:250] savegames/campaign/18j.gam could not be opened: not found
error   |23:41:53: [writeGameFile:3999] openSaveFile("savegames/campaign/18j.gam") failed
error   |23:41:53: [saveGame:2675] writeGameFile("savegames/campaign/18j.gam") failed
info    |23:41:53: [renderLoop:272] Mid Mission: saveGame Failed
info    |23:41:53: [renderLoop:272] Assert in Warzone: loop.cpp:272 (!"saveGame(sRequestResult, GTYPE_SAVE_MIDMISSION) failed"), last script event: ''
error   |23:41:53: [deleteSaveGame:404] Warning directory[savegames/campaign/18j] could not be deleted because permission denied

So I checked dmesg:

[32461.203719] audit: type=1400 audit(1578717626.430:450): apparmor="DENIED" operation="mknod" profile="snap.warzone2100.warzone2100" name="/home/jhansonxi/snap/warzone2100/925/.local/share/warzone2100-3.3.0/savegames/campaign/18j.gam" pid=11136 comm="warzone2100" requested_mask="c" denied_mask="c" fsuid=1003 ouid=1003

After a bunch of research on AppArmor problems with snapd I figured out the cause was simply that the local snap links had changed due to an update it performed while I was playing. I changed the snapd refresh.timer setting so it occurs at a time that's less likely to interfere with my bashing of The Collective.

Just an FYI for you snapd users.

01/11/2020 07:13:43 CEST

Horror Themed Walking Simulator "Please Follow" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://somewhat.itch.io/pleasefollow
01/11/2020 06:03:21 CEST

2D Space Shooter "Gradius 3 Total Terror" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://gradius3.itch.io/gradius-3-total-terror
01/11/2020 05:51:39 CEST

Experimental thriller "There is Nothing Here" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://cenullum.itch.io/there-is-nothing-here
01/11/2020 05:46:54 CEST

Monster Hunter World went from great to unplayable with the Iceborne update

I barely get double digit fps on the title menu. Astera is basically a slideshow where your piece of shit remote always registers your presses 5 seconds later. Coming from what was a near native experience, I cant believe Capcom took 3 more months to come up with this.

The MHW proton issue thread has been resurrected. . Apparently something's messing with wineserver, but right now it's anyone's guess what exactly.

Anyone out there lucked out? I believe there's a way to downgrade to an older version while sorting this mess out. Haven't tried it myself, but it seems like a useful workaround for those who want to keep playing.

01/11/2020 04:57:35 CEST

Best way to run Skyrim

Im running Ubuntu bundgie 19.10 on


Samsung 970 pro nvme

24gb ram

I have tried with the default settings and the lastest proton but Skyrim closes after the first screen and then after that I click play and it doesnt do any thing the play button shows back and so on. Any help will be grateful

01/11/2020 04:26:38 CEST

Team fortress 2 should be open sourced
URL: /r/tf2/comments/en1985/valve_should_open_source_tf2_and_allow_the/
01/11/2020 04:01:33 CEST

Wine 5.0-rc5 Released

The Wine development release 5.0-rc5 is now available.




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


  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.


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 5.0-rc5 (total 19):


9609  graphical glitches running Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 
Demo (need better FBO stencil buffer support)

25728  UFO: Extraterrestrials Gold - crash at start caused 
by wine's built-in dsound/directmusic

34041  Skyrim (Steam) hangup on quit

34379  Splinter Cell: Blacklist voice stuttering

35194  Emperor: Battle for Dune does not show compressed 

40720  Splinter Cell: Blacklist changing sound level has no effect

40721  Splinter Cell: Blacklist some voices/sounds overlap each 

40859  Builtin wbemprox.dll load error for multiple games (Colin 
McRae DiRT 2, Burnout Paradise)

42558  The Old City: Leviathan sound periodically has crackle 

42930  Graphical glitches in "Giants Citizen Kabuto"

45323  Rayman Origins, UPlay: Sound effects don't work but 
music and ambience do

45396  The Evil Within: no audio in game

46972  Adobe DNG Converter 11.2+ runs into Call to 
unimplemented function api-ms-win-core-winrt-error-l1-1- 

47974  X Rebirth - wined3d GL_INVALID_OPERATION 
dimensions must be identical with current filtering modes

48293  Battle.net App lags when clicking UI elements

48357  Wine 5.0-rc2 prevents multiple apps from connecting to 
servers (Origin; Dungeons and Dragons Online; Lord Of the 
Rings Online)

48415  The Magic School Bus Explores The Solar System fails to 

48417  32-bit PE 'kernelbase.dll' has default imagebase 
0x10000000 when built with llvm-mingw, preventing non- 
relocatable native executables from being loaded

48420  Warframe equipment mouse-overs no longer highlight the 
01/11/2020 01:42:27 CEST

Is it possible to change the language of games downloaded on Lutris?

I'd like to play some games in language other than English, however I cannot find any way to do it on Lutris, and I couldn't find any post discussing it.

01/11/2020 01:38:51 CEST

Cheat Engine or something comparable to Cheat Engine for Linux

As the title says, I'm just wondering if there is a cheating device for linux or will i have to some how find a way to make cheats myself. If there isn't a software comparable to cheat engine, but it is possible to make your own cheats, can someone refer me to a guide on how to do that?

01/10/2020 22:54:37 CEST

[SOLUTION] empty library

hello. saw some threads about missing library in steam using portingkit. i fixed it by going to view->small mode. hope this might help someone


01/10/2020 20:49:41 CEST

Vkd3d for beginners

Can some one explain to noobs (including me) how to set up vkd3d and run lutris becous lutris does not have option for vkd3d only versions on dxvk witch is now 1.5.1.I installed vkd3d buth it has error.I think becous I skip this step "Building Wine with Direct3D 12 support" Comand line is

../wine-git/configure PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$HOME/src/vulkan/install/lib/pkgconfig

Buth I cant do this code is say no such file or directory.

01/10/2020 19:18:00 CEST

How do I reset all my Controllers in Steam?

I misconfigured a Controller and now it shows up as a XBOX One Controller and simultaneously as a Generic Gamepad. How can I reset all my controllers to start again?

01/10/2020 19:12:36 CEST

Control Corsair SP120 RGB Pro kit on Linux (crosspost)

Hey guys,

I made a small cli tool to control the corsair sp120 rgb pro kit on linux:


For install instructions and demo uses, look at the readme on github.

Please give it a star and I welcome any feedback or PR's

Right now I only tested it on the three fans that came with the kit, however theoretically the program should be able to be easily modified to support more fans connected to a corsair Lighting Node Core.

I want to thank the owner of this repo for a good starting point:


01/10/2020 18:57:01 CEST

Evolution Of Half-Life (1998-2020)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxWcT4LTdSE
01/10/2020 18:12:40 CEST

Anthem: Unable to "Fire" or "Aim" using mouse buttons.

After a bit of a headache, got Anthem working fine with a PS4 or Xbox controller. However, even though I am able to use the mouse to click through menus, and even to set an alternate key or LMB/RMB, it still will not aim or fire a weapon using the mouse buttons. Anyone else ran into this problem on Anthem or any other game really that I might use to troubleshoot my particular issue?

01/10/2020 18:11:48 CEST

Vkd3d failde to complite check test

Vkd3d failed to complite check test games recognize dx12 and crash maybe some of this errors have to do with it when I install vkd3d I cant do this comand in guide "../wine-git/configure PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$HOME/src/vulkan/install/lib/pkgconfig" it was official vkd3d guid maybe it is that error I dont know sorry to bother you guys but pls some one explain this to me I use lutris to run my games I dont use steam.

vkd3d 1.1: ./test-suite.log

# TOTAL: 5

# PASS: 4

# SKIP: 0

# XFAIL: 0

# FAIL: 1

# XPASS: 0

# ERROR: 0

.. contents:: :depth: 2

FAIL: tests/d3d12

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Multi-adapter not supported.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x42.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x43.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x44.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x45.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x55.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x56.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x59.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x64.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x65.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x66.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x67.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x68.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x69.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x6a.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x6b.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x6c.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x6d.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x6e.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x6f.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x70.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x71.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x72.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0x73.

fixme:d3d12_device_CheckFeatureSupport: Unhandled format 0.

fixme:d3d12_device_get_vkd3d_queue: Unhandled command list type 0x1.

fixme:d3d12_device_get_vkd3d_queue: Unhandled command list type 0x1.

fixme:blend_attachment_from_d3d12: Ignoring LogicOpEnable 0x1.

fixme:d3d12_pipeline_state_init_graphics: Format 0x1c is not depth/stencil format.

d3d12:578: Driver name: radv, driver info: Mesa 19.3.1 (LLVM 9.0.0).

d3d12:1031: Node count: 1.

d3d12:1099: UMA 0, cache coherent UMA 0, tile based renderer 0.

d3d12:1123: Max supported feature level 0xb100.

d3d12:1215:format 0x43: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x43: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x44: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x44: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x45: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x45: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x55: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x55: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x56: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x56: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x59: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x59: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x64: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x64: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x65: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x65: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x66: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x66: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x67: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x67: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 2.

d3d12:1215:format 0x68: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x68: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 2.

d3d12:1215:format 0x69: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x69: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 2.

d3d12:1215:format 0x6a: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x6a: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x6b: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x6b: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x6c: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x6c: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x6d: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x6d: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x6e: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x6e: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 2.

d3d12:1215:format 0x6f: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x6f: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x70: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x70: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x71: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x71: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x72: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x72: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1215:format 0x73: Todo: Failed to get format info, hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1218:format 0x73: Todo: Got plane count 0, expected 1.

d3d12:1228: GPU virtual address bits per resource: 40.

d3d12:1230: GPU virtual address bits per process: 40.

d3d12:1281: Todo: Got unexpected hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:1282: Todo: Got unexpected support1 0.

d3d12:1854: Todo: Got unexpected hr 0.

d3d12:2420: Test skipped: Tiled resources are not supported.

d3d12:2633: Sampler descriptor handle increment size: 32.

d3d12:2660: MinMaxFiltering: 0.

d3d12:2701: CBV/SRV/UAV descriptor size: 32.

d3d12:2836: Todo: Got unexpected hr 0.

d3d12:2871: Todo: Got unexpected hr 0.

d3d12:4464: DSV descriptor handle increment size: 48.

d3d12:4598: RTV descriptor handle increment size: 48.

d3d12:4971:Test 20: Todo: Got 0x0000ffff, expected 0x00000000 at (0, 0, 0).

d3d12:4971:Test 28: Todo: Got 0x000000ff, expected 0x00000000 at (0, 0, 0).

d3d12:5245:Dim 0, Test 13: Todo: At layer 0, (0,0,0), expected 0x2345, got 0xffff.

d3d12:5245:Dim 0, Test 17: Todo: At layer 0, (0,0,0), expected 0x23, got 0xff.

d3d12:5245:Dim 1, Test 13fixme:d3d12_rtv_desc_create_rtv: NULL resource RTV not implemented.

fixme:d3d12_resource_Map: Not implemented for textures.

fixme:d3d12_resource_Map: Not implemented for textures.

fixme:d3d12_desc_create_srv: Ignoring plane slice 1.

fixme:d3d12_desc_create_srv: Ignoring plane slice 1.

fixme:d3d12_dsv_desc_create_dsv: Ignoring flags 0x1.

fixme:d3d12_desc_create_srv: Ignoring plane slice 1.

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_resource_structured: Unhandled UAV flags 0x100.

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_resource_structured: Unhandled UAV flags 0x100.

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_resource_structured: Unhandled UAV flags 0x100.

fixme:d3d12_command_list_ResolveQueryData: D3D12 guarantees binary occlusion queries result in only 0 and 1.

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_check_index_range: Unhandled index range write mask 0x1 (0xf).

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_index_range: Ignoring dcl_index_range 0x6 3.

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_check_index_range: Unhandled index range write mask 0x1 (0xf).

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_index_range: Ignoring dcl_index_range 0x6 2.

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_check_index_range: Unhandled index range write mask 0x1 (0xf).

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_index_range: Ignoring dcl_index_range 0x6 4.

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_check_index_range: Unhandled index range write mask 0x1 (0xf).

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_index_range: Ignoring dcl_index_range 0x6 2.

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_check_index_range: Unhandled index range write mask 0x1 (0xf).

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_index_range: Ignoring dcl_index_range 0x6 3.

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_check_index_range: Unhandled index range write mask 0x1 (0xf).

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_index_range: Ignoring dcl_index_range 0x6 4.

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_check_index_range: Unhandled index range write mask 0x1 (0xf).

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_index_range: Ignoring dcl_index_range 0x6 2.

: Todo: At layer 0, (0,0,0), expected 0x2345, got 0xffff.

d3d12:5245:Dim 1, Test 17: Todo: At layer 0, (0,0,0), expected 0x23, got 0xff.

d3d12:5245:Dim 2, Test 13: Todo: At layer 0, (0,0,0), expected 0x2345, got 0xffff.

d3d12:5245:Dim 2, Test 17: Todo: At layer 0, (0,0,0), expected 0x23, got 0xff.

d3d12:6944: Fixed bug: Got 0x000001f4, expected 0x000001f4 at (1, 1, 1).

d3d12:7101: Todo: Got unexpected hr 0.

d3d12:7178: Todo: Got unexpected hr 0x80070057.

d3d12:7440: Test skipped: Bundles are not implemented yet.

d3d12:9955:31:if_return: Bug: Got {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00} at (0, 0).

d3d12:9955:34:if_return: Bug: Got {1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00} at (0, 0).

d3d12:9955:37:if_return: Bug: Got {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00} at (0, 0).

d3d12:9955:41:if_return: Bug: Got {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at (0, 0).

d3d12:9955:48:if_return: Bug: Got {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at (0, 0).

d3d12:16223: Todo: Got unexpected value 0xff0000ff.

d3d12:22285: Todo succeeded: Test 0: Got 0 (0), expected 0 (0) for 'atomic_imax' with inputs (1, 0), (-1), 0 (0).

d3d12:22285: Todo succeeded: Test 0: Got 0xffffffff (-1), expected 0xffffffff (-1) for 'atomic_imin' with inputs (1, 0), (-1), 0 (0).

d3d12:22305: Todo succeeded: Test 0: Got 0 (0), expected 0 (0) for 'imm_atomic_imax' with inputs (1, 0), (-1), 0 (0).

d3d12:22305: Todo succeeded: Test 0: Got 0xffffffff (-1), expected 0xffffffff (-1) for 'imm_atomic_imin' with inputs (1, 0), (-1), 0 (0).

d3d12:23197: Todo: Got unexpected result 0.

d3d12:28034: Test failed: Got unexpected primitives written 1.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00}, expected {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 0.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {0.00000000e+00, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 0.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00} at 0.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {0.00000000e+00, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 1.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {-1.00000000e+00, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 1.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00} at 1.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {-1.00000000e+00, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 2.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {-1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {0.00000000e+00, 5.00000000e-01, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 2.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 2.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {-1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 3.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {-1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {0.00000000e+00, 5.00000000e-01, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 3.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 3.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {-1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 4.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {0.00000000e+00, 5.00000000e-01, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 4.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 4.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 5.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {0.00000000e+00, 5.00000000e-01, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 5.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 5.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {2.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 6.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 6.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00} at 6.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {2.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 7.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {1.00000000e+00, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 7.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00} at 7.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {1.00000000e+00, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {2.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 8.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {6.00006104e-01, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 8.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00} at 8.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {6.00006104e-01, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {2.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 9.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {2.00012207e-01, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 9.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00, 2.00000000e+00} at 9.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 10.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {2.00012207e-01, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 1.00000000e+00} at 10.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {-2.00012207e-01, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 3.00fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_check_index_range: Unhandled index range write mask 0x1 (0xf).

fixme:vkd3d_dxbc_compiler_emit_dcl_index_range: Ignoring dcl_index_range 0x6 3.

fixme:vkd3d_set_view_swizzle_for_format: Alpha swizzle is not supported.

fixme:vkd3d_siv_from_sysval_indexed: Unhandled sysval 0x2, index 0.

fixme:vkd3d_siv_from_sysval_indexed: Unhandled sysval 0x2, index 0.

fixme:vkd3d_siv_from_sysval_indexed: Unhandled sysval 0x2, index 0.

fixme:vkd3d_siv_from_sysval_indexed: Unhandled sysval 0x2, index 0.

fixme:vkd3d_siv_from_sysval_indexed: Unhandled sysval 0x2, index 0.

fixme:vkd3d_siv_from_sysval_indexed: Unhandled sysval 0x2, index 1.

fixme:vkd3d_siv_from_sysval_indexed: Unhandled sysval 0x3, index 0.

fixme:vkd3d_siv_from_sysval_indexed: Unhandled sysval 0x3, index 1.

fixme:d3d12_command_list_check_index_buffer_strip_cut_value: Strip cut value 0xffff is not supported with index buffer format 0x2a.

fixme:d3d12_command_list_check_index_buffer_strip_cut_value: Strip cut value 0xffff is not supported with index buffer format 0x2a.

fixme:d3d12_command_list_check_index_buffer_strip_cut_value: Strip cut value 0xffffffff is not supported with index buffer format 0x39.

fixme:d3d12_command_list_check_index_buffer_strip_cut_value: Strip cut value 0xffffffff is not supported with index buffer format 0x39.

000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00} at 10.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {-2.00012207e-01, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 11.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {-6.00006104e-01, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 1.00000000e+00} at 11.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00} at 11.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {-6.00006104e-01, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 12.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {-1.00000000e+00, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 1.00000000e+00} at 12.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00} at 12.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {-1.00000000e+00, -1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 13.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {-1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 1.00000000e+00} at 13.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00} at 13.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {-1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 14.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {-1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 1.00000000e+00} at 14.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00} at 14.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {-1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 15.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 1.00000000e+00} at 15.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00} at 15.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 16.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 1.00000000e+00} at 16.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00} at 16.

d3d12:28054: Test failed: Got position {1.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00} at 17.

d3d12:28060: Test failed: Got color {1.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 5.00000000e-01, 1.00000000e+00} at 17.

d3d12:28065: Test failed: Got primitive ID {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 1.00000000e+00}, expected {3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00, 3.00000000e+00} at 17.

d3d12:29605: Size 4096, alignment 4096.

d3d12:30882:Test 8: Todo: Got 0xff00ff00, expected 0xffffffff at (16, 0, 0).

dfixme:d3d12_command_list_SetPredication: Predication doesn't support clear and copy commands, and predication values are treated as 32-bit values.

fixme:d3d12_command_list_WriteBufferImmediate: iface 0x5612bd001d60, count 2, parameters 0x7ffe4b7b30e0, modes (nil) stub!

fixme:d3d12_command_list_WriteBufferImmediate: iface 0x5612bd001d60, count 2, parameters 0x7ffe4b7b30e0, modes 0x7ffe4b7b30d8 stub!

fixme:d3d12_command_list_WriteBufferImmediate: iface 0x5612bd001d60, count 2, parameters 0x7ffe4b7b30e0, modes 0x7ffe4b7b30d8 stub!

3d12:30876:Test 10: Todo: Got 0xffffffff, expected 0xff00ff00 at (0, 0, 0).

d3d12:31431: Test skipped: Wait() is not implemented yet.

d3d12:32047: Bug: Got 0xffffffff, expected 0xffffffff at (32, 32, 1).

d3d12:32099: Todo: Got 0xff00ff00, expected 0xffffffff at (0, 0, 0).

d3d12:32216: Todo: Got 0x28384858, expected 0x39495969 at (0, 0, 0).

d3d12:32282: Bug: Got 0x39495969, expected 0x39495969 at (1, 1, 1).

d3d12:32779: Todo: Got unexpected value 0xdeadbeef, expected 0x1020304.

d3d12:32781: Todo: Got unexpected value 0xf00baa, expected 0xc0d0e0f.

d3d12:32798: Todo: Got unexpected value 0xdeadbeef, expected 0x2030405.

d3d12:32800: Todo: Got unexpected value 0xf00baa, expected 0xb0c0d0e.

d3d12:32807: Todo: Got unexpected hr 0.

d3d12: 2452650 tests executed (59 failures, 3 skipped, 70 todo, 8 bugs).

FAIL tests/d3d12 (exit status: 1)

01/10/2020 18:08:39 CEST

Wine Prefix

It's good use a different prefix for every program/games on wine? Am I doing wright using the same prefix?

01/10/2020 18:07:39 CEST

VVVVVV from Terry Cavanagh has the source code opened up to celebrate the 10 year anniversary
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/vvvvvv-from-terry-cavanagh-has-the-source-code-opened-up-to-celebrate-the-10-year-anniversary.15752
01/10/2020 16:54:41 CEST

NVMe drive slow - TF Cadera Zero

Just got this Team Force Cadera Zero NVMe PCIe Gen4 drive, performance isn't what was promised.


They say write speeds of 4,400 but I am only seeing 1,400

$ dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test2.img bs=1G count=10 oflag=dsync
10+0 records in
10+0 records out
10737418240 bytes (11 GB, 10 GiB) copied, 7.27396 s, 1.5 GB/s

Have I done something wrong, or did they con me?

01/10/2020 16:25:38 CEST

VVVVVV is now open source

Saw that during Awesome Game Done Quick (speedrun marathon)


01/10/2020 16:01:58 CEST

Please recommend browser based games that do not require Flash? (nor any other extensions.)

I like Lichess and Airmash.

01/10/2020 15:59:26 CEST

Gaming on three monitors

Hey guys, the title says it all. I want to play euro truck Simulator in three displays. Is there a way to do this?

01/10/2020 15:36:31 CEST

Low-End Linux Gaming: Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Wine+DXVK (GT 730M | i5-3230M | 8 GB)
URL: https://youtu.be/vIP4mNIU7OQ
01/10/2020 15:22:46 CEST

Save 66% on BATTLETECH Mercenary Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sub/307689/
01/10/2020 14:49:28 CEST

AMD Has More Radeon Graphics Driver Code Ready For Linux 5.6
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMDGPU-More-For-Linux-5.6
01/10/2020 13:48:32 CEST

Sinistria Demo in PlayOnLinux

Sinistria is a demo of horror indie game on itch.io

No video this time because I didn't want to ruin the puzzles and scares.


01/10/2020 13:23:09 CEST

Odd problem with steamplay

I have a fresh install of manjaro, lutris works fine I played lol yesterday. But steam will not launch a single windows game tried several platinum rated games I press play it seems to silentchrash instant. Native games work fine lutris works steam play no joy. Anyone got any thoughts?

01/10/2020 13:22:20 CEST

Vkd3d for noob's

Can some one please explain me how to get it working it is so confusing I got lutris and all my games working almost as if I am on windows buth I wont to run Shadow Of The Tomb Raider in dx12 becous of fps boost I saw videos of some guy testing it on vkd3d.buth every guid I read was very old or just straight up instalation files where different and I cant install it properly can some one please just tell me and all noobs how to do it one for all.

01/10/2020 13:17:06 CEST

The XanMod Kernel Is Working Well To Boost Ubuntu Desktop / Workstation Performance
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=xanmod-2020-kernel&num=1
01/10/2020 09:34:11 CEST

Get Headsnatchers for free
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/headsnatchers-free-game?hmb_source=search_bar
01/10/2020 09:22:14 CEST

Removing IRQBALANCE fixed major stuttering in BeamNG.Drive

I switched to linux just a couple of days ago, chose Pop OS after trying out many distros.

I play very few games, beamng is one of that. I have watched videos of it running fine on linux so I expected it to run fine on my system too. Setup steam and lutris and launched the game, it was literally unplayable and was freezing every second. Switching wine and dxvk versions did not help. Couldn't find anything useful online. Raising an issue on github I was told it wasn't a dxvk or wine issue that's for sure.

Well by pure luck I came to know about irqbalance while setting up cpufreq gnome extension (Its very cool btw). It displayed warning about irqbalance being enabled. From what I have understood it distributes cpu load across all cpu cores in order to increase performance. I read some threads about it on github and other forums which said to disable it as it causes more harm than good.

So I did what is mentioned in the cpufreq faq page, <> and reboot.

It did work. The game is running flawlessly now. I am not sure this if this issue is specific to pop os or not. Just thught posting it here might help some other people...

01/10/2020 08:50:02 CEST

Save 74% on Shadowrun Complete Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/532/Shadowrun_Complete_Collection/
01/10/2020 08:15:25 CEST

How do I play Brutal Doom maps in Zandronum on Linux?

I recently followed a guide to load Brutal Doom onto my linux machine, using Zandronum because it's a low-spec laptop.

I am able to play the Brutal Doom mod on the Doom2, TNT, and Plutonia wads. But Zandronum doesn't give me an option to play the Brutal Doom Hell on Earth Campaign maps.

I followed this guide: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=372787617 and was unable to get my brutal.sh and .desktop file to work, so I just use terminal. This is what I put in the terminal to load the game:

$ zandronum -file brutalv21.pk3 DoomMetalVol5.wad


inb4 "you should ask this in the weekly questions thread" - no I'd rather this be a separate post so others searching for the same solution can find it easier.

01/10/2020 08:05:52 CEST

AMDGPU Linux Driver Adding Support For The AMD Pollock
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Pollock-Linux-Driver
01/10/2020 07:46:01 CEST

Am I the only one who doesn't use wineprefixes?

I never used prefixes for my games, I just installed dxvk and started playing.

I have over 100 games and 99 of them just work.

Not even using lutris

01/10/2020 07:21:16 CEST

(steam) Symbolic Links and Installing games with "low" disk space


So I have some symbolic links setup which work great with regards to keeping the steam common and download directories on other disks but my question and problem arises with the installation pre-requisite of checking available storage space in order to install a game.

Steam is complaining that the disk I wish to install on does not have enough space, and while technically true, it's not the case due to my sym links.

The question:

Does anyone know of a way to either by-pass this space check or somehow trick steam into getting a false value for the configured (disk) library?

01/10/2020 05:46:00 CEST


Anyone got monster hunter iceborne as I'm getting like 1fps in the main menu. Worked fine before update.

01/10/2020 05:07:13 CEST

Has anyone had any luck getting river city girls to run? And sugestions for other arcadey type games?

Has anyone had any luck getting river city girls to run? And suggestions for other arcadey games? I'm thinking that totally tongue in cheek thing. I've been on a TMNT kick (Teen age mutant ninja turtle). I have played mutant in manhatten. I haven't clue if that works with wine or not. Other most excelent TMNT games would so rock!

Other games like River City Girls that play well with wine would be most excellent!

01/10/2020 04:08:08 CEST

Help with installing wireless driver and connecting online

Hello, I just installed Pop_Os! on my computer I recently built. Ive ran into a problem because I cant connect to the internet at all and dont know what driver to use. I usually used intel WiFi 6 when I used to use windows, but is there some sort of equivalent or working way to connect wirelessly?

01/10/2020 03:37:44 CEST

How do you setup your TV for gaming

I have a TV plugged in to my computer that I pretty much only use for gaming when a game is better played with a controller. I think I might also use it to watch stream videos from websites in the future. Is there a nice way to configure the second screen exclusively for that purpose? Most desktop environments only let me use the TV as an extended desktop.

I'm currently running Pop OS 19.10, and I have an Amd 5700 xt. I have been trying different desktop environments, right now I'm using cinnamon but I don't have strong attachments to it.

01/10/2020 00:50:02 CEST

Just thought about how freaking awesome Lutris is

Edit: Why is Lutris auto flaired as "Wine" ? o.O

You want to paly a game? Maybe an older game? With some HD mods or support for widescreen since the game (NFSU2) is so freaking old that it only supports 4:3? No problem, some installers do this for you. No online search on where to get the installer, what to install additionally, no need to manual edit configs and such. Simply because some random dude on the internet wrote an isntaller which enables all this for you.

I was just thinking about Lutris and also that it is way to underrated or simply to rarely known while it is one of the best things beside DXVK, Proton and VKD3D which has happened in the past to Linux Gaming.

I mean if we just think about all its features, and all the platform which are enabled through lutris in one single interface. A tool I have never seen on any other platform.

We have access to literally all games available on this planet just because of Lutris without going to the internet (well we do through the Lutris browser but I meant going on random websites) (and if an installer dose exist, if not it is freaking easy to write your own. At least I tend to like writing installers more than playing those games to be honest)

If we just take a look at all the Runners available right inside Lutris, all the emulators from old Atari things over DOSBox, Citra, GZDoom, Wine (and DXVK/D9VK hell you can even use Proton) to launch native games installed via your package manager. I mean holy cow isn't it somewhat godlike?

We have an GOG integration, access to the Blizzard Launcher and all its games, Epic Store (if you really want to support that thing ...), UPlay, Origin and of course steam, via Wine and even native. Literally every Game store available.

You want to paly a game? Maybe an older game? With some HD mods or support for widescreen since the game (NFSU2) is so freaking old that it only supports 4:3? No problem, some installers do this for you. No online search on where to get the installer, what to install additionally, no need to manual edit configs and such. Simply because some random dude on the internet wrote an installer which enables all this for you.

Have some obscure Windows game requiring a lot of winetricks, config and Media Foundation tweaks? Some codes? In the best case you do not even worry about it because someone already solved the issue for you and the installer (hopefully) is doing everything for you. Some shell scripts required for further modifications to something the YAML installer functionality dose not offer? Sure why not, let's write some and use it inside the installer.

And the ease of use, you do not need to drown in desktop shortcuts, scroll down your steam library, or did you own the game via GOG? Was it UPlay, origin? Where the hell did I have it? Just launch it via Lutris it know this for you. (Of course if you have it installed).

Sure Lutris is not perfect (yet) like it knowing all your games rather they are installed or not. At least I am not aware of a "Owned games" filter in the launcher nor on the webpage. This would be super use full to tell Lutris where you own which game and make it display you all your games independent of platform and choosing the appropriate installer automatically if you wish to play it. That would be awesome. If it already have this feature and I simply not yet found it this would be super mega cool.

I am aware of the "Add to my Library" Button on the lutris.net Homepage, but the only case I know where it makes use of it is to display how many people own this game. If you could tell it in which store or platform you own this game, lets say PSOne, Steam, UPlay eg. would be gorgeous.

And by this I could very much imagine having a full list of all owned games in the Lutris desktop client and simply hit install on a game and because Lutris knwos the platform you are owning the game make it choose the appropriate installed on its own or filter the available once to those who will fit. I known some games which have for some reason 3 Wine installer. Wine, Wine + DXVK and Winesteam for example eg. Or Game X /w some-mod, Game X /w D9VK, Game X /w some-mod + DXVK. You see the issue. And if a game is released on multiple platforms like PlayStation, Nintendo AND PC you would have even more installers. So if you could tell Lutris where you own this game if could for example just show you the Nintendo only installer if you own it on some Nintendo platform and such. Of course an option to still see ALL installers is necessary since it might be that you own a retail store less copy of a game and maybe by accident or as a gift got the steam version as well. In such cases maybe letting it known multiple platform would be cool.

Anyway Lutris is still one of the most awesome gaming tools for Linux I known which enables features no other platform has. Not the Windows Store, not Epic, not Steam nor any other Platform I know.

Just search for The Sims 3 inside the client and hit install:

  • Steam
  • Steam | D9VK
  • DVD
  • DCD | D9VK
  • Origin
  • Nintendo 3DS (Citra)
  • Nintendo DS (DeSmuME)
  • Nintendo Wii (Dolphin)

You don't even have to know that there is some emulator for some of those platforms. I did never heard of DeSmuME nor Dolphin if I would not have come across Lutris for example.

Also if Lutris could add support for some source ports like OpenMW, Yamagii Quake 2 and such would be even more awesome.

I wish more people would know and support Lutris, rather by writing installers or financially.

Sorry for this post I just realized this and wanted to get this out of my head :D

And @ Lutris Devs: You guys are awesome :D

01/10/2020 00:12:12 CEST

VR game development

Friends, I'd like to play with some VR game development. I haven't bought into any brand yet. I'm wondering if anyone has some insight into some fundamental starting points. What brand/s are good for linux and what kind of software packages are good places to start digging into?

Current Hardware, happy to upgrade if needed:

  • Ryzen 1700x
  • RTX580

Currently running on Archlinux

I'd love to be able to play with some development which didn't require me to switch to windows or buy an Nvidia gpu.

What are some suggestions on getting started? I'm an software engineer with a skill set focused toward web atm. I'm willing to learn w/e programming skills may be required.

01/10/2020 00:02:09 CEST

"Linux - Fix[ed] a crash while preparing the hardware survey" ... Wonder how many Linux users were underreported because of that crash
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta/announcements/detail/1698353956261271592
01/09/2020 23:26:40 CEST

Steam has published a patch that might change the numbers of linux users on Steam
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta/announcements/detail/1698353956261271592
01/09/2020 23:21:29 CEST

Civ6 Crashing (After Launcher)

Hey all,

I'm trying to run Civilization 6 from Steam on my laptop. It had been running fine, but a few months ago it just stopped working. I was on Arch and had issues, and decided to see if it would at least work on Ubuntu, but I'm having the same issue.

I get past the launcher, but it crashes after hanging at the first loading screen. When I launch it through ./Civ6Sub, it says :

Timed out waiting for game mapping!

I'm thinking it might be drivers? Not sure though. I'm on Ubuntu 19.10 and using Intel graphics. Any suggestions?

01/09/2020 23:14:38 CEST

Two years later, and this guy is still correct. When will Microsoft make him eat his boot?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/7jne5o/minecraft_is_slowly_migrating_to_a_more_optimized/dr7tkgz/
01/09/2020 23:09:33 CEST

How to run a Steam game on a different X session?

After switching to tty2, I run the following commands:

startx -- :1

DISPLAY=:1 steam steam://rungameid/number

However, Steam always launches the game on display :0.0, even when launching from tty2.

Changing display works for Kodi, glxgears, etc. Is this a Steam limitation?

01/09/2020 22:40:56 CEST

What's your favourite command-line "app" (i.e. mp3blaster)

What I mean by app is something that replaces what most people uses as an installed package like spotify but in the command line as a sub like mp3blaster

01/09/2020 22:26:09 CEST

Long shot here but is there anyway to get the Oculus Rift S to work on Ubuntu?

So basically I got an Oculus Rift S as a gift so I can't return it for a Vive which I have read works better when it comes to VR but from what I have read it isn't possible to use the Oculus Rift on Linux since the whole Facebook acquisition thing. I did read a little bit about OpenHMD but not a whole lot to get what it really does or is about. Basically I am 100% open for suggestions because a lot of the posts I have seen here and on other Subreddits were from a couple years ago so I wasn't sure if anything has changed or if I should just install Windows along side Ubuntu

01/09/2020 22:11:27 CEST

Screen Recording Not Working

I can't screen record using OBS.

I have tried Screen Capture and Window Capture.

The second the Overwatch match starts I get sound but a screen hasn't changed.

Game: Overwatch

Wine: 4.20

DXV11: Latest

OS: Debian Buster SID

Thu Jan 9 21:07:35 2020


| NVIDIA-SMI 430.64 Driver Version: 430.64 CUDA Version: N/A |


| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |

| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |


| 0 GeForce GTX 1070 On | 00000000:1C:00.0 On | N/A |

| 28% 61C P0 88W / 151W | 2439MiB / 8116MiB | 63% Default |



| Processes: GPU Memory |

| GPU PID Type Process name Usage |


| 0 848 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 24MiB |

| 0 1364 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 199MiB |

| 0 1528 G /usr/bin/gnome-shell 164MiB |

| 0 2524 G obs 88MiB |

| 0 3331 C+G ... (x86)/Overwatch/_retail_/Overwatch.exe 1877MiB

Let me know if you need anything else.

01/09/2020 22:08:21 CEST

Mesa 19.3.2 has been released
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-19.3.2-Released
01/09/2020 21:14:33 CEST

DXVK 1.5.1 released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.5.1
01/09/2020 21:07:02 CEST

How is the linux gaming experience with ultra wide monitors? (21:9)

I know even on windows some issues can arise with it, so im curious. I've got one coming tomorrow, and while im still keeping my old 16:9 monitor for backup and could just swap it out when i wanna game on linux, id like to not have to.

01/09/2020 20:01:39 CEST

See if NVidia GPU is active on a Optimus laptop

IIRC, with Windows 7 on Optimus laptops, there used to be this little doo-dah in the taskbar that showed if the NVidia GPU was actually active for some app. So, now that we have proper support for Optimus, any one know of some way to detect the same in Linux?

I use Fedora+KDE, for the curious.

01/09/2020 19:40:35 CEST

What would you think of that running steam OS?
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti-IL1DX3i4
01/09/2020 19:33:03 CEST

Has anyone successfully found a way to get FFXIV working with the new launcher?

I can't find documentation that the game runs anywhere. Does anyone have any input?

01/09/2020 18:50:33 CEST

Minecraft in Chromebook using crouton

TLDR: Im getting a horrible FPS when Ive heard its supposed to work great

So just today I installed XFCE on my Acer R11 Chromebook (CB5-132T-C67Q) with Crouton. I installed the .deb version of the Minecraft launcher and downloaded it properly (i think so at least. I went to file manager -> downloads -> Minecraft.deb and double clicked and went through that whole process). It took a long time to install but I didnt think anything of it. Then when I booted up the game it took 30 minutes to get to the start menu, and then another 10ish to make a new world, and the game was running at what seemed like less than 5 FPS. Did I do something wrong with the installation? From what Ive read, the R11 is supposed to work great with Minecraft, and this is running pretty bad

01/09/2020 18:43:09 CEST

Anno 1800 has stopped working

Used to play Anno 1800 with vanilla wine and DXVK but now it does not works - it hangs at the epilepsy warning screen, just stays here with one core loaded at 100%.

I tried previous wine version with and without DXVK, no luck.

Can someone help me resolve this problem?

PC specs:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600

GPU: GTX 1060

OS: Arch

01/09/2020 17:23:06 CEST

The Gems: a free and open-soruce point-and-click / action adventure with great music
URL: https://sharpfives.itch.io/gems
01/09/2020 16:43:54 CEST

My ubuntu 19.04 Gaming-mod, testing aco +fsync+feral gamemode + zen kernel
URL: https://youtu.be/qLlsxf2s-7o
01/09/2020 14:40:29 CEST

Regarding the "DxvkMemoryAllocator: Memory allocation failed" problem

I've found a solution that works for me:

echo 1048576 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes

To speed up things, linux caches files in RAM for faster loading times. It will keep filling it up until it's nearly full, and then start flushing cache as needed whenever an app wants to allocate more memory. This inevitably leads to the situation that "free" ram becomes quite low. In normal circumstances, this is perfectly good, as vm management handles this gracefully and flushes cache/swap out mempages to make room for whatever app asking for more memory. You're actually not out of memory until your swap space becomes completely filled (if it does, I recommend buying more RAM ;)) . Unfortunately this doesn't play well with some Dxvk games for some reason however. I've dug around the interwebs and the best workaround i've found so far is to close as many bg apps as possible and then force vm to drop caches. But that, at best, only buys some time before RAM becomes occupied again, and the game crashes.

This code simply tells vm to keep more free ram available (1GB in this case) at all times. I've played several matches in World Of Tanks with HD textures, graphical settings at highest possible with no crashes whatsoever! Even kept chrome running in bg along with other stuff. In fact game is running as i'm writing this :)

Try it out and let me know if this works for you too!


01/09/2020 13:51:04 CEST

Low-End Linux Gaming: Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (Classic, 2005) Wine+D9VK (GT 730M | i5-3230M | 8 GB)
URL: https://youtu.be/rONsRh0KW8c
01/09/2020 13:32:56 CEST

Mythgard - A new amazing CCG

All the CCG fans out there I suggest checking out Mythgard which is in open beta. Linux users can play it in browser but it's also for mobile devices.

I have played it for a month and I'm not the only one to say there's a huge potential in this game. A lot of depth, excellent client for a beta stage (with built in deck tracker and stunning visuals) and fair in-game economy. Even the f2p players will be able to play top tier decks very quickly.

Give it a try here:


01/09/2020 10:22:12 CEST

Steam getting expanded support for Soundtracks with a Sale Event on January 20
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/steam-getting-expanded-support-for-soundtracks-with-a-sale-event-on-january-20.15740
01/09/2020 09:56:53 CEST

Save 40% on Iconoclasts on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/393520/Iconoclasts/
01/09/2020 09:01:05 CEST

AMDGPU Linux 5.5 Fixes 8K / 4K120 Output, Hits Sync Object Timeline Support For Vulkan
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMDGPU-Linux-5.5-Timeline-APU
01/09/2020 08:20:59 CEST

Nvidia Vulkan Linux Dev Driver 440.43.02 Released


January 8th, 2020 - Windows 441.97, Linux 440.43.02


Fixed a bug that caused DXVK titles to endlessly loop during shader compilation if no OpSource instruction was present

Fixed a build failure "fatal error: drm/drmP.h: No such file or directory" when building for Linux 5.5 release candidates

Other minor fixes

01/09/2020 01:57:04 CEST

Why are my games running slow?

So I just upgraded my pc to a 3600,5700xt 16gigs 3200mhz ram, 2tb ssd and a 3440x1440p 100hz monitor and I noticed that shadow of the tomb raider on the highest preset with motion blur off was only getting 60 fps and the Witcher on ultra preset was going between 60 and 45 fps so I was wondering if there was a way to increase the frames because I spent almost 2 grand on this pc. I am using pop! Os version 19.10 btw

01/09/2020 01:03:22 CEST

Looking for solutions/expierence on a setup I'm considering (KVM passthrough)

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a bit of advice and/or some creative solutions on how to realize the setup I picture. So basically I want to use Linux (most likely Manjaro) as my main operating system (day to day stuff and basically everything I do on PC). However what limits me in just moving forward with this are the games I play (e.g. Rainbow Six Siege and other non-compatible games).

Now after my research and going over multiple types of setups I think the following is what I'm after:

  • 1 PC setup (multiple GPUs and SSDs)
  • 2-3 Displays (2560x1440, at least one of them needs to support GSYNC 144hz)
  • Host system Manjaro
  • KVM Windows 10 with passthrough GPU and SSD

Basically I want windows to just be a vessel I fire up for gaming. Ideally the GSYNC display can either be the Windows display, or if Windows is down operate as a 3rd screen for Linux.

Now I'm not sure how this would or whether it even can work - also I am wondering:

  • How does my mouse behave with 2 Linux screens and 1 Windows screen on different GPUs can I just move from left to right across all displays?
  • Are there things I'm totally not considering that might ruin this plan after all?
  • Do any of you have expierence with setup's like this and/or similar ones and can share some expierences?

Would highly appreciate some feedback!

Thanks in advance!

01/08/2020 23:45:22 CEST

Finally even Bitcoiners realize how important GNU/Linux and FOSS is
URL: https://www.combatnerd.com/news/not-your-software-not-your-bitcoin/
01/08/2020 23:44:08 CEST

game not full screen

My resolution is 2560x1440, in a good deal of older games the game won't go full screen and will instead be a window on my desktop. I tried enabling a virtual desktop but this didn't result in any changes.

Is there any way to force older games with lower resolutions to stretch across full screen?

01/08/2020 23:03:26 CEST

DXVK Performance is bad on amd r7 r240

i installed dxvk with wine and im trying to play very basic games but it runs at a much much lower framerate than windows

gallium-nine is working perfectly , almost as smooth as windows , and im happy with it , but dxvk works terribly

CPU :Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz

GPU : AMD R7 240

01/08/2020 21:55:34 CEST

AMD’s third shoe finally drops at CES 2020—7nm Zen 2 mobile CPUs
URL: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/01/amds-third-shoe-finally-drops-at-ces-2020-7nm-zen-2-mobile-cpus/
01/08/2020 21:43:52 CEST

Intel Media Driver Q4-19 Brings Tiger Lake, Jasper Lake, Better Encode/Decode
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Media-Driver-Q4-19
01/08/2020 19:11:08 CEST

The Space Quest II remake is now available on Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/up-for-a-retro-adventure-the-space-quest-ii-remake-is-now-available-on-linux.15735
01/08/2020 19:04:34 CEST

Julius (OpenCaesar 3) v1.2.0 released! (requires data files from the original game)
URL: https://github.com/bvschaik/julius/releases/tag/v1.2.0
01/08/2020 18:31:41 CEST

bUt CaN iT rUn CrYsIs? Low-End Linux Gaming: Crysis Proton+D9VK (GT 730M | i5-3230M | 8 GB)
URL: https://youtu.be/BDAvG1IxGF4
01/08/2020 17:39:56 CEST

Question regarding multiple GPU's on a laptop

I recently got a Sager NP6852 (Clevo N850HK1) with a GTX1050Ti in it as well as the integrated Intel HD Graphics 630. Currently installed and running Debian 10. I got the drivers installed for the nvidia card, and everything seems fine.

The first game I was looking to get working was minecraft. It loads but it only uses the Intel card for video. I've come across many threads on people having the same issue but not many in Linux and how to force it to use the Nvidia card. Does anyone have any suggestions?

01/08/2020 16:58:32 CEST

Anyone managed to play Catherine on Linux with mfplat fix?

Can't get the damn thing to work. Even after following this fix I found, the game now crashes on start. If anyone could do this, could you lend a hand?

01/08/2020 15:02:25 CEST

Witcher 3 does not launch

Whenever I try to execute witcher3.exe with wine64, I just get following messages and nothing happens.

000b:fixme:winediag:wine_start_process Wine Staging 5.0-rc4 is a testing version containing experimental patches. 000b:fixme:winediag:winestart_process Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on winehq.org. 0009:fixme:ntdll:NtQuerySystemInformation info_class SYSTEM_PERFORMANCE_INFORMATION 0037:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x592fda0 (nil)): stub 0009:fixme:msvcrt:clean_type_info_names_internal (0x2421878) stub 0009:fixme:msvcrt:_clean_type_info_names_internal (0x2335768) stub

Can anyone help ?

01/08/2020 10:28:36 CEST

Save 30% on Dicey Dungeons on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/861540/Dicey_Dungeons/
01/08/2020 10:11:26 CEST

Save 66% on Surviving Mars on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/464920/Surviving_Mars/
01/08/2020 10:06:09 CEST

Visual Novel "OP9: The Cold War" Released With Day 1 Linux Support:
URL: https://achromia-games.itch.io/op9-full
01/08/2020 08:31:52 CEST

2D Point &amp; Click Game "Long Count" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://cunum.itch.io/long-count
01/08/2020 08:28:33 CEST

Intel Xeon 1230 V2 and Linux Gaming - How well does it hold up?

I just recently got a really good deal on a Xeon 1230 v2, for $20 and its a small upgrade from my i5 3470 but an upgrade nevertheless.

How well does the Xeon 1230 v2 perform under Linux? Does anyone have any real experience with one?

01/08/2020 08:18:38 CEST

Episode 1 of Lovecraft Themed Visual Novel "SLHOR" is Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://ritvikshukla.itch.io/slhor-episode-1-a-horror-mystery-and-thriller-visual-novel
01/08/2020 08:13:02 CEST

Mesa's NIR Linker Taking On More Duties - Further Enhancing Linker Speed
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-NIR-More-Duties
01/08/2020 08:08:59 CEST

RadeonSI Disables SDMA For Polaris To Fix Corruption Bugs
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=RadeonSI-Disables-Polaris-SDMA
01/08/2020 08:08:32 CEST

Fates of Ort, a fantasy RPG focused on strategic action releases March with Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/fates-of-ort-a-fantasy-rpg-focused-on-strategic-action-releases-march-with-linux-support.15731
01/08/2020 03:38:59 CEST

Kentucky Route Zero – Act V Will be Released on January 28th
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/231200/announcements/detail/1691596648442606896
01/08/2020 02:38:57 CEST

Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Shadow &amp; The Blade DLC is out for Linux
URL: https://lifeonlinux.com/total-war-warhammer-ii-the-shadow-the-blade-dlc-is-out-for-linux-and-mac/
01/08/2020 01:07:15 CEST

Arma 3

Hi, during winter sale I bought Arma 3. I didn't do proper research, I just saw that steam shows linux in the requirements. Later I found out that linux port is somehow behind the official version which makes it incompatible with servers of latest version. And the proton suffers the nemesis problem with anticheat.

Do you guys know if I can do something about it other than set up dual boot to windows? And even it is possible to find some servers, do you know if the community is suitable for the noob player? I only passed the tutorial, but I am willing to learn.

01/07/2020 22:37:15 CEST

Explaining the GPU Passthrough technology: what it is, what to do with it, hardware restrictions (especially for laptops)
URL: https://youtu.be/TdRPeYnYaKA
01/07/2020 22:25:38 CEST

Lutris game mode greyed out bug?

gamemode won't turn on

followed https://github.com/FeralInteractive/gamemode and a guide I found here to get shit installed. Lutris won't turn it on. Bug?

01/07/2020 22:17:46 CEST

Minigalaxy, a simple GOG client for Linux, releases a new version with offline mode, translations to new languages and more
URL: https://github.com/sharkwouter/minigalaxy/releases
01/07/2020 21:56:08 CEST

Wine cannot find my program (Chrome OS)

when I try to run a game on wine it keeps saying wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\programname.exe

no matter what I do I cannot get my program to run. I am a noob at Linux so can someone please help?

01/07/2020 21:43:48 CEST

Steam on Wine, offline

I downloaded steam using wine (running Mojave on macOS), but I was unable to do anything after. Steam shows me as offline and I am unable to access anything or install games. Here is a screenshot of the screen I get:


I tried following steps to fix this that have been suggested other posts, such as modifying config.vdf, with no luck. Anyone have any ideas?

01/07/2020 21:36:27 CEST

Radeon GPU Profiler 1.7 Released With RX 5300/5500 Support
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Radeon-GPU-Profiler-1.7
01/07/2020 21:23:28 CEST

First release of free &amp; open-source Godot Sci-fi asset pack. Feedback is appreciated :D
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/godot/comments/eletqr/first_release_of_free_opensource_scifi_asset_pack/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
01/07/2020 19:53:13 CEST

I run Arch.

I just wanted to let you know.

01/07/2020 19:29:22 CEST

Kingdom Come Deliverance hard-freeze at specific places , anyone knows what does this error log mean ?
err:   D3D11: Cannot map a device-local image
err:     Size:      4194304
err:     Alignment: 16
err:     Mem flags: 0x1
err:     Mem types: 0x2
err:   Heap 0: 1536 MB allocated, 905 MB used, 7900 MB total
err:   Heap 1: 1020 MB allocated, 893 MB used, 1024 MB total
err:   DxvkMemoryAllocator: Memory allocation failed
01/07/2020 19:29:01 CEST

Is gaming possible on Linux Libre

So assuming I use AMD's open source drivers, WINE and Lutris and use Ethernet instead of WI-FI. Is it then possible to run proprietary games over Linux Libre

Recently I've been trying to use as much Free Software as possible with games being the only issue holding me back from switching to the libre kernel so I'm curious to find out if it is possible.

01/07/2020 18:28:41 CEST

Arma 3 on Linux?

Hello guys! I have a question and that regards Arma 3 on Linux. I really want to change my main os from win10 to linux because im not happy anymore with windows but im still questioning if my current main game wich i play almost everyday would work on linux. Ive read her and there something about it that the linux version is behind the official version and that u cant play on many servers with it. Thats the reason of my question here. So if someone currently plays Arma 3 on Linux can u tell me if its working or does it has any diffuclties etc. ?

Thanks in advance!

01/07/2020 17:56:21 CEST

Is it possible to play hearthstone and other battle.net games on linux?

Hi, I tried downloading hearthstone with PlayOnLinux on Manjaro but didn't get it to work properly. I looked in to it a bit and I read that blizzard are preventing people from playing there games on linux. Is this true? Thanks in advance!

01/07/2020 15:37:43 CEST

Linux Kernel "Zen" Downstream Pulls In A MuQSS Fix To Help Gaming Performance
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-Zen-Kernel-MuQSS-Fix
01/07/2020 15:36:03 CEST

FPS counter?

Just migrated over! Trying to get a feel for my new machine, but I don't know how to check my FPS in non-Steam games. I found some old posts about GLXOSD, but it appears that project has been discontinued. Any suggestions?

01/07/2020 14:56:36 CEST

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order constant stuttering

I installed the game using the Origin script on Lutris, ran the mf-install script on it, and switched my wine version to gloriouseggroll's 4.21-2. Unfortunately, though the intro videos now play, the game still stutters for maybe a quarter second at a time once or so per second, making the game completely unplayable. What should I do?

Distro: Manjaro

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X

GPU: GTX 1080 Ti

01/07/2020 13:52:41 CEST

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order constant stuttering

I installed the game using the Origin script on Lutris, ran the mf-install script on it, and switched my wine version to gloriouseggroll's 4.21-2. Unfortunately, though the intro videos now play, the game stutters for maybe a quarter second at a time once or so per second, making the game completely unplayable. What should I do?

01/07/2020 12:51:23 CEST

Linux lutris low latency osu! [GUIDE]
URL: /r/osugame/comments/eiq71u/linux_lutris_low_latency_osu_guide/
01/07/2020 07:40:50 CEST

Intel At CES 2020 Talks Up One Of Their Open-Source Projects, Shows Off Tiger Lake
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-CES-2020-Announcements
01/07/2020 07:20:23 CEST

AMD Drops TGSI Support From Their RadeonSI OpenGL Driver
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-RadeonSI-Drops-TGSI
01/07/2020 07:20:07 CEST

Rocket League Sound Issue

Does anyone else have this issue with Rocket League where you will have no sound sometimes when you start it? This happens every time I start the game directly from Steam (no launch options set). However, if I restart Steam and start the game from Lutris, the sound works perfectly fine.

I've tried reaching out to Psyonix support, but they don't seem to care about their Linux client (no surprise there since Epic bought them). So they're just giving canned responses every few days of very generic (and often irrelevant) steps to troubleshoot.

It isn't a huge issue of course, because I can work around it, just interested to figure out what is causing it.

01/07/2020 04:32:57 CEST

EAC linux support?

I was reading another post that prompted me to do a quick search on EAC's linux support. If my eyes don't mistake me, that looks pretty darn promising.

I frequently play Apex Legends, which uses EAC, however is rated as Garbage on Lutris due to EAC problems.

If EAC has Linux support, why do games like Apex Legends have so many issues?

01/07/2020 01:55:28 CEST

r9 390 help how do i this kernel parameters?

linux newbie here im experiencing black screen on my r9 390 i google and found [This](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMDGPU#R9_390_series_poor_performance_and/or_instability) how do i exactly do this? pls help using linux mint btw

01/07/2020 01:01:27 CEST

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU has been announced and new Ryzen CPUs coming
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-amd-radeon-rx-5600-xt-gpu-has-been-announced-and-new-ryzen-cpus-coming.15723
01/07/2020 00:23:11 CEST

Game Keeps Crashing During Install

I am trying to install the Wargaming.net launcher for World of Tanks and Warships but like the title says the installer keeps crashing. I am using Wine through Lutris and have changed the windows preset to everything from Win7 to 8.1 and the default Win10. With 7 and 8.1 it won't crash but it won't launch either. If it matters I am using Manjaro XFCE.

01/07/2020 00:22:24 CEST

Controller Recommendations?

I was wondering what controllers are your guys' favorites and also if there any I should steer away from for possible Linux compatibility issues.

01/06/2020 23:48:02 CEST

One Proton directory for every game?

When launching a (new) non-Linux game, Proton creates a (new) game folder at ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata, with all wine-windows files. IMO having same files duplicated is useless (especially with limited space). Can I somehow put all games files in one directory and delete the rest?

01/06/2020 23:47:05 CEST

Setting up significant others pc.

Ubuntu 18 lts user here, anyways girlfriend's windows PC has been acting up for like the third time. It's having troubles shutting down and starting. Last times we had to reinstall Windows, and I've been trying to make the push for Linux.

I put pop os on a live USB in there to check the disk and it said it's fine instantly which I thought was weird. Anyways I was wondering what OS would be best for her.

She didn't like pop os as the UI was too close to a Apple product.

What's a good distro that has close enough of a theme to windows? Also preferably one where she can still double click exe's, or rub programs normally. I remember one distro I tried removed that feature and it was really annoying to set up my own start up files and she isn't going to enjoy that at all.

She has a ryzen 1600, with a Nvidia gforce GTX 1060 so overall compatible should be a out of the box experience right?

Anything else I should be aware of, or looking for?

01/06/2020 23:05:54 CEST

Anthem, does yours work? If so how..

Anthem; how did YOU get it to work? I installed without issue, however, upon the first attempt to launch It displayed an almost full screen window that was black. I then attempted to change one setting (Esync I believe) and now I get an error about "too many computers have accessed this accounts version of DisplayName field missing from registry. recently. Please try again later" BS. Am I really going to have to wait 24hrs EVERY attempt I make to make this game work?

Some articles I've read, the poster said the game "just worked" for them out of the box with no tweaks or configuration edits.

  • Asus Maximus Z390 MB
  • i9 9900K CPU
  • GTX 1070 GPU
  • 16GB Ram
  • Samsung 970 Evo Plus m.2 drive

Arch Linux: All software/drivers up to date.

Wine version is wine-staging latest Arch.

01/06/2020 22:33:31 CEST

Gamemode in lutris.

I've installed gamemode by running the bootstrap.sh but the option to enable gamemode in lutris is still grayed out. Why?

01/06/2020 21:55:45 CEST

How to install i wanna be the boshy on linux?

So heres my problem how can i install this game on linux the current version that im running is linux mint (latest version) and i tried downloading from the web page and run wine on it but it doesnt do anything i also tried on lutris and theres no launcher to run this game any ideas on how to run this?

01/06/2020 21:38:50 CEST

City-state building sim Songs of Syx is looking good in latest free build to try
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/city-state-building-sim-songs-of-syx-is-looking-good-in-latest-free-build-to-try.15722
01/06/2020 20:30:02 CEST

DragonBox Pyra prototypes begin shipping (open source handheld gaming computer)
URL: https://liliputing.com/2019/12/dragonbox-pyra-prototypes-begin-shipping-open-source-handheld-gaming-computer.html
01/06/2020 19:46:22 CEST

Quake II RTX 1.3.0 Patch: Photo Mode, Depth of Field in Photo Mode and many more
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/1089130/announcements/detail/1701729747592051834
01/06/2020 19:26:37 CEST

Linus Torvalds On Future Of Desktop Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mysM-V5h9z8
01/06/2020 19:12:48 CEST

How will the removal of Python 2 effects gamers?
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Python-2-EOL-Ubuntu-20.04
01/06/2020 19:09:10 CEST

NVIDIA Sent Out Some Fresh Nouveau Patches Just Before Christmas
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-Few-More-Nouveau-Patches
01/06/2020 19:07:10 CEST

Blasphemous crashes on start up on Linux Mint 19.3, but not Ubuntu 18.04.3

Hello, I dual boot Mint and Ubuntu because reasons(Resolve and amd drivers reasons :c). On protondb I don't find people with my error. Any help?

01/06/2020 18:43:57 CEST

Microsoft was almost winning me over with Xbox Game Pass for PC, but then completely fucked it up again.

Just for context, I've switched to Linux for some years now, and now working on Windows again is a chore, so I only do it whenever it is absolutely goddamn necessary. Gaming however, was another matter.

I wanted to become a full Linux gamer when things were really gaining some momentum with Proton, and I even went so far as to completely wipe Windows, only to reinstall a few months later because of a game I couldn't set up.

Now for the Xbox Game Pass for PC part. It's a pretty amazing deal in terms of bang for buck. Played Clustertruck, Superhot, and started Talos Principle and Wargroove. It was a pretty convincing deal, and for just 1 euro for 3 months, it was a steal.

Despite this, I felt like I was spending too much time on gaming, and there was a certain pressure to play more, like I needed to justify my money by playing more and more. This was already putting me off, so I decided "well, Game Pass isn't for me, I want to be a bit more of a casual PC gamer". This was a surprisingly friendly parting of ways with Microsoft. Their OS was getting better, and this was a pretty stunning deal. And then they fucked it up.

I was already getting a bit of a weird itch when I couldn't access the game files, but I can understand that, they want to lock that part out for the users. I don't like it, but I can understand it. It was only because of Talos Principle that showcased (again) how anti-consumer they are.

Talos Principle was on a great sale on Steam, and it had native Linux support, so I wanted to give back to the devs, they had earned my money. I was pretty advanced in the game, so I wanted to port over the saves that I had on my Windows drive to my Linux partition. I tried looking for the saves location, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I search for it online, and apparently they don't let you access the saves AT ALL.

I managed to find the damn saves in a secluded place, hidden in a bunch of folders, only to discover that it was just binary blobs, completely unreadable.

This was such an anti-consumer move. The Game Pass is a great deal now, just so they can lock you into the system. They state they love it when a player goes out and supports the dev, but they failed to mention that they want you to do it ON THEIR PLATFORM ONLY. I can totally see from a business standpoint where they're coming from, but this was such a shitty consumer move that all the good faith they won back from me was lost again.

I yearn for the day when Easy Anti-Cheat supports Linux. The day that happens is the day I wipe Windows again.

Hope you have a nice day, and thanks for reading my rant.

01/06/2020 17:47:54 CEST

PlayOnLinux for an old uncommon game, fine tuning performance and a few questions

Managed to get Star Trek Armada 1 working on PlayOnLinux under Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, works decently well for 2 decade old software! Blew my mind how effortless this was, previously I had used a very old laptop (HP Elitebook 2560p) with Win XP to run it.

I have a few questions though:

1) What are some common settings to adjust or tweak for the best compatibility or performance when running old games, is there a guide I should be referencing? Most I found are related to other games, can't find much for this one specifically.

2) How big is the performance hit for this emulation/virtualization? The old Elitebook with an mobile i5 2nd gen/Intel iGPU/Win XP had no issues, but the powerful by comparison Ubuntu machine I'm using now with a i7 4710MQ/16GB/Quadro K3100M/SSD struggles when larger battles are on screen. I have the closed source nvidia driver installed as well.

3) Sometimes the mouse turns into a square and has a huge trail, this stops after a minute or so though. I'm guessing this has something to do with the mouse warp settings, but no luck so far to fix it when trying the different options.

4) Would it be better to use Ubuntu 19.10 instead of 18.04 LTS for this entire task?

01/06/2020 17:45:47 CEST

[Tutorial] Running wine on MacOs 10.15 Catalina

Since MacOs dropped support of 32bit apps wine (32 bit) stopped working and there is nothing to do with it. There is tutorial how to run wine64 (wine without 32bit libs) on MacOs.

1: Download source code from wine's git (Official site, Github Mirror)

$ git clone https://github.com/wine-mirror/wine.git

2: Configure with wine64 support

$ ./configure --enable-win64

2.1: Install dependencies if missing (In my case on 10.15 I needed Bison >= 3.0)

3: Build it

$ make && make install

4: try calling wine64 command.

If you get error "command not found: wine64" try creating symlink to wine64 with

$ ln -sf wine64 /usr/locasl/bin/wine64

Next create wine home dir with winecfg and wine should work.

I tried launching 64-bit application and it works. Please

01/06/2020 17:39:58 CEST

Linux Gaming YouTube Channel Advice

Hi everyone, so I'm looking for some advice on my Linux Gaming based YouTube channel.

I previously had one that focused on tutorials for getting Windows games to work on Linux, but with the maturity of gaming on Linux, especially Steam Proton, I felt like my content was becoming obsolete.

Plus I did want to be that guy who clogs up YouTube with outdated tutorials so I deleted the channel back in November.

However it's now 2020, and I'm wanting to create new content, especially on Linux gaming, I've got some videos recorded but I would appreciate some further ideas or aspects of Linux gaming that would be worthy of video tutorials.

My next ideas are to cover custom proton builds and why you would use them, as well as performance tweaks for gaming running through Lutris.

I understand that a lot of Linux tutorial video content can be summed up in a couple of terminal commands, but I personally do not believe anyone can learn from blindly copying and pasting.

My channel is below:


Any constructive criticism is welcome, and if you want to support me, a subscribe is appreciated :)



01/06/2020 16:45:35 CEST

Frictional Games (SOMA, Amnesia) begin teasing something new
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/frictional-games-soma-amnesia-begin-teasing-something-new.15720
01/06/2020 15:56:55 CEST

[x-post] I built a kernel module and software for razer laptops that includes most advanced features of synapse!
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/ekkmr7/managed_to_recreate_razers_ambient_rgb_mode_under/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
01/06/2020 15:32:27 CEST

PSA for all noobs: The best Linux gaming distro is your favorite distro that can run Steam.

I sometimes see people posting here saying "what's the best distro for gaming?"

Of course, there is no distro which is objectively better for gaming than all the others.

However, I've come to the conclusion that the best distro for gaming is YOUR favorite distro that runs Steam.

With that in mind, I highly encourage everyone who is still on the fence about what distro they want to use to experiment. Dual boot. Fire up Virtual Machine Manager or VirtualBox.

That said, here are some good places to start:

Ubuntu or Ubuntu derivatives:


Steam only officially supports Ubuntu derivatives, but you can still install it on others. Still, if you don't want to risk compatibility problems, something Ubuntu-based is your best bet.

I recommend one of the official flavors, Linux Mint, or Pop!_OS.

If you don't want to use Ubuntu, the best alternatives for a noob is probably Manjaro. There are other alternatives (Fedora, openSUSE, Mageia, etc.), but noobs shouldn't be overwhelmed with choices. The main difference between completely unrelated distros like Manjaro and Ubuntu is the package management system, or "How updates are handled" in noobish. Ubuntu's package system is probably more stable than Manjaro, but Manjaro probably gets package updates faster, and Manjaro has access to the Arch User Repository, which in my opinion is a much better way to install additional packages than via PPA or downloaded DEBs.

Once you've decided on a base distro, pick out the desktop environment. Ubuntu-derivatives and Manjaro support several. There is only ONE way to decide between these desktop environments, and that is to try them out for yourself, either by VM or by real installs. COMPLETELY DISREGARD anything the internet tells you about one being better than the others. This stuff is extremely subjective. Again, the "best" desktop environment is the one you like the most.

You also have a bunch of choices here, but the "Big four" are Gnome, KDE, XFCE, and LXQt.

Back in the day, KDE and Gnome were seen as the "big and bloated" desktop environments, while XFCE and LXDE (the predecessor to LXQt) were seen as the "lightweight" desktop environments. However, it is my opinion that if you are using a system powerful enough to run recently-developed games, your system is powerful enough that the performance differences between the desktop environments probably won't matter much. So I recommend you choose whichever you think is most aesthetically appealing to you.

After that, the big question is whether you think Windows or MacOS has a better desktop setup. If you like Windows better, go with KDE or LXQt. If you like MacOS better, go with Gnome or XFCE.

There are, of course, alternatives to these big four. For example, MATE and Cinnamon are based on Gnome, but some people will like them more than Gnome (that's up for you to decide). Budgie and Deepin also exist, but I haven't used either. It's up to you to figure out if they're good or not.

01/06/2020 15:11:30 CEST

Steam for Linux was started by ex-Microsoft developers
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/steam-for-linux-was-started-by-ex-microsoft-developers.15715
01/06/2020 14:41:07 CEST

Richard Geldreich - "the original Steam Linux effort was started and led by a number of ex-Microsoft employees"
URL: https://twitter.com/richgel999/status/1213960832419323904
01/06/2020 13:28:04 CEST

I Need Assistance

Dear Linux community,

Today I need your support for this issue I have seen that a lot of people are searching a solution for this but no one is able to find one so I decided this.So please sign this petition so that we can get this to the Linux Gaming community.

Gameloop For Linux

01/06/2020 10:05:44 CEST

Setting a razerkeyboard for macros that work with wine?

Something like AutoHotKey that doesn't crash wine? Been googling around to find a way to make macros that work with wine, without crashing it. To no avail so far.

I have a razerkeyboard I'm trying to set up macro buttons on for different games for wine gaming goodness. I switched from windows as a fresh start. And thought Linux(Ubuntu for me) would have fast macroing tools like AutoHotKey for the stuff that sucks ass to put in (Zangiefs Spinning Pile driver in street fighter, chunlie or ehondas physics shatter kicks and punches for example)

Man--where the hell is this software that doesn't slow wine to a crawl and doesn't suck nuts to find the name of a key? Polychromotic has a known to not work right macoring thing, xdotool is hit and mis, pyautogui same, and autokey crashes. This sucks and fucking blows! I just want something to make fast, quick and dirt macros.

01/06/2020 04:15:29 CEST

Hearthstone freezes cursor after changing windows

I already tried this but it won't fix my problem. Any time I go and try to use Arena Tracker for instance it'll just hung.

I'm playing it on Lutris in Ubuntu 19.10, kinda new to Linux, any help there? I'll provide whatever info you need. Thank you so much!

01/06/2020 02:49:03 CEST

Can you play RuneScape 3 and Old School RuneScape clients on Solus OS?

Hi im a migrating Windows 7 user. Ive used linux briefly before for a few months with ChaletOS. I was able to get the clients working on that distro but Solus OS uses its own repositories from what i understand and that you cant use 3rd party repositories unless they have added it to the software center.

As the title says, i would like to know if RuneScape 3 and Old School RuneScape clients can be made in Solus. I dont play steam games or really any other game for that matter except RuneScape so being able to play these is really important to me.

Thank you greatly for any help (:

01/06/2020 02:45:19 CEST

Performance questions on Linux.

I was in the middle of installing Ubuntu Gamepack the other day, during my installation, a big update hit that made the installation and annoying grub error very easy to manage and no problem at all. What I didn't realize was that Linux didn't have full DirectX support after I installed it, which makes sense since it's owned by Microsoft.

Question is in a general sense, will games always/nearly always run better on Windows because of it's directx support? Or can I expect to see Linux as a main gaming platform in the near future? I was mainly trying it out for performance reasons. I figured less daemons running in the background, the better the performance would be. I got quite a bit less frames in some games, in others it seemed quite the same. Any info anyone can throw at me? Thanks.

01/06/2020 02:43:54 CEST

[Steam help] - Game got "stuck", cannot execute, cloud sync or uninstall, ideas?

Was playing Dark Crusade, an old, well-supported game. But once in a while audio gets wonky and starts getting noise. So i exit and enter. Only this time it tried to install a Steam update when i did that, must have clicked the "OK" to both things. Everything got stuck, wouldn't finish with either the update or the execution. So, killed Steam, started again which finished the update, but from then on the game wouldn't start, cloud-save or even uninstall, even in offline mode.

Ideas? I have everything on cloud save so it should be OK to do anything.

01/06/2020 02:29:54 CEST

Injustice 2

Has anyone figured out how to run this game? There's no installer available for it on Lutris yet.

01/06/2020 02:25:36 CEST

Keyboard recommendation?

Hey folks, I am wanting to buy a new keyboard. I really do like the one I have now except I suspect I may have spilled something near the enter key -- I think it's spillproof, but part of the reason I hate the keyboard is that the enter is the long-upwards type button, not the sideways one. So, I already dislike the layout, but the prerequisites I have are:

  • Backlit
  • USB wired
  • Quiet (I used to play piano. I get very "loud", especially with clicky keyboards, which I *love* the feel of, but then my husband complains that he can hear me from his mancave)

I currently have a UtechSmart Saturn (https://www.amazon.com/Keyboard-UtechSmart-Saturn-Rainbow-Computer/dp/B00MULE6KW). But I hate the tall enter key. And honestly, that's the only thing I disliked about it, until the key started to stick. As I typically hit the lower area (where the enter key should be), but now it's not registering unless I hit it pretty hard. The top works easier.

I used to use Logitech keyboards because of the quietness, but I've realised I'm addicted to backlit keyboards. Additionally, the last two Logitechs I had were wireless, and not backlit, and while they were quiet they kinda sucked. I spilled a little on the first and it went to crap but Logitech replaced it, since it was like 2 months in. The second started being sketchy around 8th month and I left it plugged in the rest of its time. But it would register keys I never touched while typing... so I'd rather not have wireless.

Anyway, looking for what you use, if it qualifies for my request.

01/06/2020 02:24:41 CEST

Logitech G29 for XBox or PS4?

I'm about to spring for a wheel and was curious which version of the Logitech G29, XBox or PS4, would be better for linux gaming or does it make a difference? Initially it will be used for DiRT Rally 2.0 on Steam/Proton which works great with a game pad but really needs a wheel! Thanks!

01/06/2020 02:22:54 CEST

netris - Multiplayer Tetris clone that you can play over SSH
URL: https://git.sr.ht/~tslocum/netris?0.1.4
01/06/2020 00:54:39 CEST

Mfplat not working anymore.

Updated pc with new hardware AMD cpu and x570 motherboard and ever since then the mfplat no longer works in lutris install. Strange. It works on steam games, tested on Resident Evil 2 and works. First noticed the problem on Jedi fallen order, It worked before. So I then installed another game that uses it for testing and it didn't work.

What is going on? I installed mfplat hundreds of times before and always worked....

Any one else had this problem? I also checked the wine registry and it looks like mf did install. So confused.

01/06/2020 00:01:14 CEST

My plan so far.

So I posted this https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/efivxl/3000_for_my_system_amd_linux_build/ about a week ago. This is my build so far. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TzNH3t it comes to $2072.60 and I am pretty happy with it I heard that the 4000 series might be dropping. I"m going to wait to see what happens, but I would be happy with this if it is nothing special.

Any thoughts?

01/05/2020 21:46:35 CEST

Ryzom - New Feature Addition - Daily Missions

Ryzom's first new feature for 2020 is the release of 'Daily Missions'


Aimed at reconnecting players with the 11,000+ available missions, this feature will help players filter the type of activity that they most enjoy, and this help with earning in-game rewards for things you enjoy.

Whether you enjoy Crafting, Helping the Tribes hunt, Exploring or Foraging for unusual things our new daily missions will quickly point you in the right direction. The more you do, the greater rewards, which are yours to spend on the things you want.

01/05/2020 20:21:16 CEST

Juegos gratis para linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJLbCFO9isc&feature=share
01/05/2020 20:01:17 CEST

Ubuntu 18.04 Wine Steam not launching

Hi yall,

As a disclaimer, I'm extremely new to Linux (installed Zorin 15 2 days ago, had too many weird bugs and switched to Ubuntu 18.04 yesterday - so far so good, mostly).

Right. So I was told that, for the most part, games run fine through steam with proton + steam play, which seems to be the case. My boys like to play the Lego games, which are just not playing nice, so I got Lutris and attempted to install Wine Steam through it. When I launch Wine Steam, it acts like it is going to launch (updates, login screen etc), and then... nothing happens. Not sure what I'm missing, but I'm hoping there's an explanation for this one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

01/05/2020 19:11:43 CEST

Steam's Hardware Survey For December 2019 Places Linux Gaming Interest At A Yearly Low
URL: https://linuxreviews.org/Steam%27s_Hardware_Survey_For_December_2019_Places_Linux_Gaming_Interest_At_A_Yearly_Low
01/05/2020 17:29:21 CEST

100% CPU usage while playing SWTOR on Linux

I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic for a while now via Lutris on my Fedora machine, and it works quite flawlessly, aside from the fact it uses 100% of all my four CPU cores after running for a few minutes.

I have an Intel i5-7300HQ. My OS is Fedora 31 but I had the same issue on Fedora 30. I use the beta Lutris Flatpak to run it and installed it with the latest script in the link above. I can't recall ever having such a high CPU usage while playing on Windows 10 on this same machine. Turning the graphics all the way down and going to a less populated area of the game doesn't seem to make a difference.

I initially blamed this on the extra overhead because it's not running natively, and on the security mitigations Intel had to do since I last played it on Windows. But considering it's a fairly old game that wasn't particularly optimised for multiple cores, I feel like there's more going on.

Has anyone had similar experiences (with this particular game or another), and what should I do to dig deeper for what's causing this?

01/05/2020 17:04:50 CEST

Radeon Software for Linux 19.50 Quietly Released For Newest Enterprise-Focused Driver Support
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Radeon-Software-19.50-Linux
01/05/2020 16:56:24 CEST

Risk of Rain 2: Getting it working with Steam Play
URL: /r/riskofrain/comments/ek9k3v/ror2_getting_it_working_with_steam_play/
01/05/2020 16:49:35 CEST

SuperTuxKart 1.1 Released With Better Online Play, UI Enhancements, New Arena
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=SuperTuxKart-1.1-Released
01/05/2020 16:13:28 CEST

Why are there so few modern fighting games with a native Linux version?

There is Fantasy Strike... LASTFIGHT, Hyperfight and that's it? If we stretch it hard enough, there is also Skullgirls (2012), Megabyte Punch (2013, Smash-like), Nidhogg (2014) and SuperPowered Battle Friends (Smash-like).

What's up with there being this little number of them?

Don't get me wrong, Fantasy Strike and Skullgirls are excellent titles, plus there are many older/retro fighters, not to mention Fightcade and Proton, so fighting gaming on Linux is rather viable. But current FG developers not giving a darn about Linux is still a bit disappointing. Why is Linux being ignored by them to this degree?

01/05/2020 16:07:18 CEST

Sea of Thieves alternatives for linux

A friend is asking to buy Sea of Thieves togheter, which is only for win10/xbox.

Anyone know a similar game that I can propose to play to instead of SoT?

Here some gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHeJE5MgySg

01/05/2020 15:49:58 CEST

[Showcase] Hellbound (Demo) [Linux/Proton/DXVK]
URL: https://youtu.be/bO48iD-uYxw
01/05/2020 15:40:19 CEST

SuperTuxKart 1.1 Is Released With Better MultiPlayer Support, Better HiDPI Support and A New Arena Track
URL: https://linuxreviews.org/SuperTuxKart_1.1_Is_Released_With_Better_MultiPlayer_Support,_Better_HiDPI_Support_and_A_New_Arena_Track
01/05/2020 15:29:56 CEST

Linus Torvalds On Linux Scheduler Woes: "Pure Garbage"
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Torvalds-On-Scheduler-Woes
01/05/2020 14:56:20 CEST

[Censorship] The indie studio Dead Mage were summoned to Iranian court over noncompliance of Islam within their game Children of Morta
URL: https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/iran-based-developer-summoned-to-court-over-children-of-morta
01/05/2020 14:55:27 CEST

Is Drift Stage dead? It seems better than Slipstream
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/349470/discussions/0/1839063537802606965/?ctp=3#c1736632078281390720
01/05/2020 14:33:26 CEST

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

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

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

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

Ask away!

01/05/2020 14:33:12 CEST

[Showcase] Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (Classic, 2005) [Linux/Wine/Lutris/DXVK/D9VK] (Sorry again for German retail version couldn't change the language :/ )
URL: https://youtu.be/nSFGI7cszr8
01/05/2020 12:02:16 CEST

Steam Remote Play on Linux - Mouse is slow?

Not sure why but my mouse sensitivity is really low when I play Steam Remote Play on Linux.

Only way to fix it is to adjust the in-game settings (Halo: MCC) but then I have to adjust it back when I'm not using Steam Remote Play.

Mouse Speed is set to 100%.

Using Zorin OS Ultimate 15.1

01/05/2020 09:47:25 CEST

Chinese league of legends

Hey guys! Is it possible to run the Chinese server on Linux?

01/05/2020 09:24:40 CEST

Games through Steam through Wine won't register key presses

i'm running wine on mac (with winebottler if that matters (it shouldnt?)) and when i play games, they won't register when i press letter keys. space, enter, shift, etc are fine, but i can't use wasd or zxc or any other letter.

i've tried this on Yume Nikki, Undertale, and Nuclear Throne, but none of them work. (sidenote, i'm using a multiplayer mod for nuclear throne, and i can type prefectly fine when it prompts for an online room name, but outside of that nothing works??? i can't open chat to see if i can type there, because the chat hotkey is T...)

01/05/2020 05:04:57 CEST

SuperTuxKart 1.1 released
URL: http://blog.supertuxkart.net/2020/01/supertuxkart-11-released.html
01/05/2020 03:28:43 CEST

Gnome + Steam Link Streaming freezing at full screen?

I am having the exact same issue on both Ubuntu 19.0 and Manjaro Gnome, and with an official Steam Link, and streaming to an Android device; Steam big picture works fine, and audio is fine, but any Proton using game not windowed freezes?

I am pretty sure that it's related to this: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5866

I am though at a loss as to what to do to correct this issue.

Thanks in advance!

01/05/2020 03:09:52 CEST

Star Wars Battlefront II 2017 - Help please - yes I searched - afraid EA is going to ban me soon due to all my attempts

It's been a long time since I wanted to play a game badly enough to dick around with something that wouldn't just run immediately with a native client or via proton/steamplay, so I've realized I'm a bit rusty here.

I'm trying to run via Lutris, and when I first installed it (which really installs Origin only) even origin wouldn't launch with the default config. After some fairly superficial searching, I just cycled through various wine versions in the runner settings, while leaving other settings unchanged. Eventually I found a couple that would run both Origin and the game itself after downloaded through origin.

However, I although right and left mousebuttons worked fine in the menus, and I could use them for keybindings for fire and zoom respectively, in-game those two buttons would not work.

Keyboard bindings for the same functions work fine, but I really don't want to play without a mouse.

Unfortunately I didn't take note of all the wine versions I tried in Lutris, but most either didn't even load origin, and a handful would do what I described above. I did happen to take one screenshot of my settings at one point, and I was running wine version lutris-4.21-x86-64

For some reason, I decided to uninstall and reinstall through Lutris, and now I can't even get back to where I was before. None of them have worked, and the last one I tried caused EA to give me an error that two many different PCs on my account have accessed the game in a short time, so I guess I'm in a cool down period now. Not sure if there's a ban threshold or not, but I'm a little worried.

If full system specs are needed, will provide, but I'm running Manjaro with an RTX 2080 mobile. I use the Manjaro optimus-manager and all attempts have of course been in "nvidia" mode. Guessing that's likely all that's relevant here.

I did see this thread, but wasn't sure about some of those settings, for example I don't seem to have "feral" mode, or couldn't find it if I do. I wasn't sure about some of those other settings, and wanted to get some other suggestions before I get too far under the hood.

Thanks for any help!

01/05/2020 01:46:26 CEST

Making gaming macros for a razerboard?

I am running generic Ubuntu. With That question. I have a razer keyboard . How in the hell do I set up game macros on the macro keys for gaming? Googled some and find a fuck ton of old ass posts with uterly cludge stuff from 8+years ago. And I just want to open up a tool, type and record a macro, and save it to one of the macro keys. Surely with gamers coming to Ubuntu that doesn't suck ass to set up with arcane python rituals.

01/05/2020 01:07:26 CEST

Mods on Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Hello guys,

I've been running MHW on my Linux rig for a while now, and while it runs fine I was looking into mods and some of them require a separate program to be launched at the same time. I know they were designed to work on Windows but has any of you had any luck with mods, especially this one https://www.nexusmods.com/monsterhunterworld/mods/793 please tell me how you did it.

I tried using wine with the same prefix but no luck, the mod crashes.

Thanks a lot anyway :)

TL;DR: Mod crashes and game get's corrupted when trying to use a mod

01/05/2020 01:07:19 CEST

Unciv: Open-source Android/Desktop remake of Civ V
URL: https://github.com/yairm210/UnCiv
01/04/2020 22:54:50 CEST

Airline-club v1.1 released! Free and open-source airline management game!


Greetings from airline-club.com - the most in-depth airline management game! (completely free and open-source too!)

As we step into our second year of operation with a growing community, many new features and enhancements have been added in the last few month.

In 2020, we are excited to announce our latest release - airline-club.com v 1.1, which packs with many game-play enhancements that the community has asked for!

More flexible airplane assignment

Airplanes can now be assigned to multiple routes! Under construction airplanes can also be added to a route ahead of delivery



Seat Configuration Template

Yes! It works on Mobile now too!


National Airlines

Each country has its own National Airlines and Partnered Airlines! Become the pride of your nation with many in-game bonuses!


Better User Interface Experience

Screens have been reworked for smoother and more intuitive user experience


And many more...

There are many other enhancements made to the game in the last few month:


And more details about the game


Or simply visit


Hope to see you all in the game!

01/04/2020 22:22:55 CEST

GHOSTBUSTERS: The Video Game Remastered - Epic Game Store Version - Proton 4.11-11
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYlcLi9laVA
01/04/2020 21:55:56 CEST

games being shifted by top bar

when play certain games it decides to shift it down, is there a way to fix this? it only does it with some games but not others.


01/04/2020 21:29:29 CEST

Looking for QHD Widescreen recommendation
URL: /r/linuxhardware/comments/ek0lux/looking_for_qhd_widescreen_recommendation/
01/04/2020 21:11:12 CEST

Mass effect 3 directx issues

After playing through ME1 and 2 through steam, I'm trying to get ME3 working through Lutris. I've gotten Origin installed and the game gets all the way done and it spits out an error saying there was an issue with the directx installation. [Here](https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki/Game:-Origin) it says that deleting all the .cad files in the appropriate folder should fix it, but it just spits out the same error immediately. If I restart Origin, it re-downloads the .cad files before spitting out the error. Anyone have any suggestions

01/04/2020 19:55:11 CEST

Possible to use Steam Cloud Saves from a Windows computer?

I just made the switch to Linux, installed Steam, and went to play some games I previously played on my Windows PC. When I went to play them, however, it looks like my saves were missing. Is it possible to use cloud saves from a Windows PC on Linux?

I still have access to my Windows computer, so if there is a change I need to make on that end I could do that.

01/04/2020 19:52:10 CEST

Fruit Man Adventures updates

So, I've done many updates to my game since I posted about it here. They include: -A zoom in/zoom out feature -Slight level design changes -Gravity was tweaked -Difficulty system works better now -The soundtrack was replaced with better soundfonts -Almost the entire code was optimized Also, now I kinda know what the recomended system requirements for the game are -Legacy Intel Atom processor -Any distro compatible with Ubuntu -Intel GMA graphics -OpenGL -512 MB of RAM -32 MB of storage Download link: https://gamejolt.com/games/fruitmanadventure/420142

01/04/2020 19:15:48 CEST

OpenEmpires: an re-implementation of The Age of Empires II [not playable yet, but it's looking very good!]
URL: https://github.com/glouw/openempires
01/04/2020 18:40:52 CEST

This month Humble subscription has some good linux games such as Two Point Hospital
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/subscription
01/04/2020 17:34:10 CEST

Google Stadia Port Troubles Blamed on the Linux Kernel Scheduler
URL: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/google-stadia-port-issues-linux-kernel
01/04/2020 16:30:53 CEST

Is it possible that Stardew Valley will run on my mother's old laptop if I replace Windows with Linux?

TLDR: Mother has a really old laptop running Windows 7 that can only run Shovel Knight, Limbo, and Undertale. She wants to play Stardew Valley but it won't start at all--no error messages, nothing. Tried updating everything but to no avail. Might be some weird Windows driver issue, so if I install Linux on her laptop, could it run?

So my mother has a very old Dell laptop. Didn't confirm it, but as far as I remember, it only supports like OpenGL 1.0 and DirectX 9 or so, up to pixel shader 3 maybe. 2GB RAM, currently running Windows 7 64-bit. It has like, an old Intel CPU with no dedicated GPU, just Intel integrated graphics.

She told me she wants to play simple games with it, so I bought her several games to play, like Shovel Knight, Limbo, Undertale, and while those do work (with Limbo getting around 12FPS), unfortunately, those aren't to her taste. She's your typical mother, with almost no reflexes matching modern gamers, and she finds them all a bit too hard to play, therefore not that enjoyable.

One time, she saw me playing Stardew Valley (on my own pretty modern Acer laptop running Linux) and she told me those are the kind of games she likes. Unfortunately, when I tried running it on her laptop, it won't run. No errors, no black screen, nothing. Tried updating drivers, DirectX, nothing still.

I can't imagine how Limbo works but Stardew Valley won't on her laptop, so I was thinking that it might just be some sort of weird Windows OpenGL driver quirk... So I was wondering, if I installed Linux on her computer, something lightweight like XFCE, is there a chance that Linux OpenGL drivers (MESA?) might function better and maybe be able to run Stardew Valley on her laptop?

I'd like to at least try giving her what she wants, so she can start enjoying games.

Thanks in advance! I really appreciate your input.

01/04/2020 14:46:31 CEST

Microsoft Should be VERY Afraid - Noob's Guide to Linux Gaming
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co6FePZoNgE
01/04/2020 14:34:39 CEST

Steam can't create new library


I'm a linux noob and running a ubuntu 18.04 system. I setup lutris and want to install ARK.

Due to the native linux version of the game is kind of garbage I decided to test the lutris version.

The problem is that my C drive isn't big enough. So I've mapped my HDD to D:\ and want to create there a new steam library. See screenshot for error. Could someone help me with that? Thanks in advance!


01/04/2020 14:23:21 CEST

Wine 5.0-RC4 Released With The Stable Update Expected Later This Month
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wine-5.0-RC4-Released
01/04/2020 13:26:10 CEST

Zink Is Moving Closer To OpenGL 3.0 Support Over Vulkan
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Zink-Closer-GL-3.0-On-Vulkan
01/04/2020 13:24:16 CEST

Linux OS

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 laptop and a xubuntu desktop. Should games install and play the same?

01/04/2020 10:19:02 CEST

What gaming laptop can you recommend for Linux?

I'm searching for a (low budget~around 700) laptop to install Linux on.

Main concerns:

  • Longetivity

  • Battery Live

  • Hardware compatibility with Linux( Wifi, graphic card)

  • Price

Normally, I use my laptop for browsing, Netflix and the occasional office work. But since gaming on linux gets better and better, I also want to play games from time to time.

Can you recommend any laptop for me? Or is there any website/guide, which shows supported hardware? Are there any things I have to consider? E.g. what cpus, graphic cards or wifi modules to avoid?

Thanks for your help

01/04/2020 09:52:19 CEST

HyperX Cloud Alpha work perfectly?

I'm looking at buying the HyperX Cloud Alpha and I'm wondering if it works out-of-the-box with the same experience you'd get on Windows, including the microphone. Is it or is it something else?

01/04/2020 09:45:32 CEST

Minecraft frame rate issues

Hi, so I've been playing a lot of hypixel Skyblock recently, and my frame rate dips to 3-10 in the hub. This issue isn't present using badlion on Windows. Gpu: rx 5700 CPU: r7 2700x

Anyone else experiencing this issue?

01/04/2020 08:56:20 CEST

Witcher 3 Benchmark - DXVK vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZu1cv9QVcU
01/04/2020 07:58:52 CEST

Witcher 3 Benchmark - DXVK vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZu1cv9QVcU
01/04/2020 07:57:36 CEST

Xbox One Wired Controller Not Working.

[Kubuntu 19.04] Do I need to do anything special?

01/04/2020 07:56:53 CEST

What gaming mice have good (arch)linux support?

I've had a SteelSeries Rival 100 for years now and it has served me well with 3rd party support through rivalcfg

But I'm looking for a more robust solution that is closer to their windows software.

In particular I'm looking for macro support since I got back into MMOs with ESO (which runs fabulously through proton now, 6 months ago I couldn't get it to load)

Anyone have some good recommendations? Just googling for reviews is a crapshoot these days when it comes to true Linux usage.

01/04/2020 06:57:17 CEST

How do I play ISO's?

You know, the things *like* ROM's, but for newer games. What I mean by this is: anyone have any suggestions (please leave the command to run in the command prompt) on which ones to use?

01/04/2020 02:58:41 CEST

Manually installing games with lutris

How exactly does one install a game from a .exe setup file on lutris? I have some GoG installers, as well as some from humble bundle which are also DRM free that I want to install and run through lutris. I know I can just click on it and have it install, but I was the games to be installed in specific wine prefixes instead of in the default/global wine prefix.

I also know you can link your GoG account to lutris, and that definitely is easier, however I already have large games (such as witcher 3, divinity original sin 2, and kingdom come) downloaded and dont want to redownload them. Also, I did install crypt of the necrodancer through the import function, but it did not install the DLC, and I dont see the DLC in the import list at all, so I think I have to manually install the DLC.

So thats my question, how do I install games on lutris without using install scripts? As im somewhat confused at how you run the setup executable. Do you configure lutris for the installer file, and then edit it to point at the game after you install it? And how do you install patches/DLC to games? The same way?

01/04/2020 01:21:25 CEST

Play League of Legends on Linux The Easy Way
URL: https://lifeonlinux.com/play-league-of-legends-on-linux-the-easy-way/
01/04/2020 00:41:57 CEST

Updating OpenGL Version on DDR2 Mobo? (Batocera.Linux)

I have Batocera on this old HP Pavilion that I want to play retro games on. But my graphics processing sucks. I have OpenGL Mesa 2.1, an Intel GMA 3100 integrated in the mobo, and an empty slot for a DDR2 PCI- E 1.0x16 graphics card.

Does anyone know what my options are for upgrading my OpenGL Version? I dont want to upgrade the mobo though.

01/03/2020 23:16:19 CEST

How to access .VHD files like folders in linux (ubuntu)?

So today I moved to zorin os because win7 support is ending in 11 days and Im already dissapointed that rainbow 6 does not work at all and world of tanks runs but the launcher crashes which means that when an update comes out I wont be able to run that either. My idea would be is that Im running win7 in virtualbox, I install WOT there, update it there, and when its up to date, I close win7 and use wine to run the client exe with wine and play it that way. However the os that you run in virtualbox saves to a .vhd file not a folder. Does anyone know a workaround on this? Or should I just bite the bullet and get winshit 10

01/03/2020 22:26:11 CEST

Native Battlefield alternative on linux

does anyone know any?

01/03/2020 21:55:15 CEST

GRID (2019) - Proton 4.11-11 [German]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENBPVhnOlbI
01/03/2020 21:06:26 CEST

Any games or scripts for a toddler that likes to hammer on the keyboard?

Looking for a game, script or application that I can run so my 2 year old girl can have some more fun pressing random keys on a keyboard than just the key clattering.

Would be nice with some visual and audio feedback. Also something that could be locked down so only a special keypress would exit the application.

Plan on running this on a raspberry pi, but if more power is needed I have other hardware to use.

Anyone seen anything like this or have a good idea on how I could create something like this myself?


01/03/2020 19:20:58 CEST

PSA: Life is Strange 2 for Linux/MacOS cannot import the savegame from The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

In case you're not aware, episode 2 of Life is Strange 2 (for Windows) prompts you to play the free The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit -- sort of a teaser episode -- first. If you do, it imports the savegame and takes the choices you made there into account.
According to Feral support, their Linux and MacxOS versions do not have this functionality. So while you can play Captain Spirit just fine using Proton, there's currently no way for the choices to carry over (except playing the Windows version of LiS2 via Proton as well, I guess).

01/03/2020 18:47:49 CEST

Build look okay?

Hi all,

Haven't built a PC since the core 2 duo/quad days and want to jump back into it. Been really liking these mini-itx builds so that's the list I put together. I'm a Linux user for work, so i'd like to be able to install a linux distro. Considering the windows dual boot even though I haven't used it in years. I mostly play factorio these days, but would build this system to be able to actually play newer more graphically intensive games.

I've currently got a 24" dell ultrasharp (U2415) that I use, but am looking to get an additional 27" or 32" widescreen that will do 1440p. I've put together what I feel is a solid mid-range list, but am not opposed to changing up some of the components.

Mostly looking for feedback on if I should change the GPU/ motherboard. I've read mixed reviews on this xfx model of GPU, but supply seems tight so it looks like i'd have to go with a 5700 xt if I changed up the GPU.

Budget is ~$1400.

Here is what i've got so far:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler *NZXT Kraken M22 Liquid CPU Cooler $75.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard *Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $249.99 @ B&H
Memory *Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $114.99 @ Newegg
Video Card *XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card $319.99 @ Best Buy
Case *NZXT H210i Mini ITX Tower Case $119.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply *EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $92.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan *NZXT AER RGB 2 52.44 CFM 120 mm Fan $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1285.90
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1265.90
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-03 12:27 EST-0500
01/03/2020 18:35:52 CEST

Some of our most anticipated games for Linux in 2020
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/some-of-our-most-anticipated-games-for-linux-in-2020.15703
01/03/2020 18:33:01 CEST

Moving from windows

Hello! So I'm switching to linux and one of my steam games is over 100gb (separate partition from windows), what are my options if I wanted to use those files on Linux (i.e. with proton)?

01/03/2020 17:53:17 CEST

Yet another Zelda BoTW performance test (Vulkan + Cemu 1.16.1)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uDZuG_urIA
01/03/2020 16:48:11 CEST

How I got usable VR on Linux

So I recently got a (minimally used 2nd hand) original HTC Vive. Consider this post a dump of some of the problems I ran into when getting it to work, in the hopes that it's useful to someone (including future me). Note this advice is from January 2020 and may be outdated if you're reading this in the future:


  • HTC Vive (non-pro, blue-coloured wrist straps)

  • AMD RX 280

  • AMD FX 8320

  • Linux 5.4.7, Arch Linux (no dual booting, etc)

  • xorg-server 1.20.6-2

  • xf86-video-amdgpu 19.1.0-1

  • steam (installed as regular Arch package)

  • steamvr (installed via steam)

  • i3-gaps 4.17.1-1

Problems and their solutions

Pretty awful controller tracking with high jumping and sliding around

This was actually due to a large mirror in the room reflecting the base station IR beams, and hanging a sheet over the mirror fixed it. I'm including this as it's important to remember that not all problems may be software or hardware defects!

Launching steamvr fails with "Error: setcap of vrcompositor-launcher failed" printed to /tmp/SteamVRLauncherSetup.log

Do the command given here. For the path, substitue the prefix of wherever you have installed steamvr. Also, at one point steam required being granted superuser privileges, meaning it needed to be launched from the terminal to type in the password.

Steamvr settings window is stuck on "Loading..."

When clicking the "Settings" item in the steamvr menu, a window pops up that just says "Loading..." indefinitely. In the steam library, right click on steamvr and go into the properties. In the beta tab, change the beta version to "linux_temp" and restart.

Headset doesn't turn on, steamvr thinks it's being run as a monitor and wants to enable "direct display mode"

For me, clicking "enable direct display mode" and restarting steam didn't do anything as it still thought the headset was being run as a monitor. It turns out that the headset connection had become loose. When properly connected and working, xrandr says that the HDMI port is disconnected, but lists the correct modes and resolutions underneath.

Stroke-inducing display lags/glitches when looking around in the steamvr home

When looking around in steamvr home (but not some other games like Google Earth VR), the VR display would often have really brain-melting display glitches, where multiple times a second the image would change position for a single frame. This was often eye-independent, and was most prominent in the right eye. This is due to an issue in "asynchronous reprojection". Reprojection is (to my knowledge), basically where the perspective is essentially interpolated between frames if the framerate can't keep up with the 90-Hz HMD refresh rate. Disable async like this, and the horrible stuttering issue goes away (although I think this might cause steamvr to use a less smart way of coping with lower fps that basically causes fps to be halved).

Huge performance issues in Google Earth VR

Google Earth VR would start completely smooth, then after a few minutes of use grind down to single-digit fps (possibly due to a memory leak?) To fix this, force the game to use the newest proton version. Download proton 4.11 (or whatever the newest one is), and in steam->settings->steam play, select the newer proton version in the drop-down menu. Then on google earth vr->properties->general, do the same thing for "force the use of a specific steam play compatibility tool". Under the newer proton version it runs like a charm.

Other oddities

  • The steamvr settings window lags behind the cursor in an honestly pretty hilarious way when moving the window around

  • After disabling async reprojection, for some reason the steamvr settings window shows reprojection being on even at times when the frame time is less than the max 11ms.

  • Items on the steamvr control window can disappear on mouse-over.

  • As quietly mentioned on the steamvr Linux github page, updating the base station firmware from Linux is not yet supported. There is no mention of this from within steamvr itself, annoyingly, it just fails without saying why. I updated mine by installing steamvr on someone else's Windows 10 laptop and using the bluetooth method. I don't think the update was actually necessary though. The controller firmware updates work fine on Linux.


VR on Linux is a niche in a niche, and it shows. It shows by (for me at least) not being usable out of the box, the obscure fixes needed to get something usable, and the relatively sparse number of posts online about the fixes. However, after a day or two of irritation, I think (hope!) I've finally got it working very well now. The tracking is buttery smooth and the display jumping glitches seem to be gone now. I haven't personally tested very many games, but thanks to protondb and other community efforts, I know that there are a good number of VR titles that do work on Linux.

01/03/2020 16:09:26 CEST

How do you increase RAM for a wine application?

I'm new to wine and I'm trying to run FL Studio 20, but FL Studio just seems to cap out at 700 MB. How do I increase the amount of RAM a wine application gets? I'm running Ubuntu 19.10 and wine-5.0-rc3. Also, the app runs in 64bit if this is important for wine somehow

01/03/2020 15:30:54 CEST

Asseto Corsa Competizione working
URL: /r/ACCompetizione/comments/ejevfj/acc_on_linux_it_works_great/
01/03/2020 13:52:24 CEST

Tower Of God, Match-3, native Linux support, to release on 22 January on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1199010/Tower_Of_God_One_Wish/
01/03/2020 13:42:38 CEST

Avarice in PlayOnLinux

Avarice is a short horror game with some super-real graphics and jump scares. Runs perfectly in PlayOnLinux with Wine 4.0.2 and DXVK 1.4.6. No video this time because I didn't want to ruin the puzzles & scares.




01/03/2020 13:34:11 CEST

HELP!!! Downloading Java on Linux

I am currently trying to get Minecraft to run on my Chromebook (an ASUS C201p) and I've been doing well until I got to the part where I need to download Java.

I've been using this tutorial (which seems fairly well updated): https://platypusplatypus.com/chromebooks/play-minecraft-chromebook/

As well as this tutorial specifically for downloading Java: https://platypusplatypus.com/chromebooks/enable-java/

The problem is every time I enter the suggested lines ("sudo apt update" and "sudo apt install default jdk") an error occurs and tells me that "sudo" is an unknown command.

If anyone has had this problem or knows how to fix it, please contact me. I'm dying start playing Minecraft.

01/03/2020 11:33:04 CEST

what Linux (native) games should we be looking forward to in 2020?
01/03/2020 09:37:11 CEST

Best Linux (native) games did you enjoy the most in 2019?

What new games in 2019 did you enjoy the most in 2019?

01/03/2020 09:35:20 CEST

Mesa Development Activity Was Up By ~20% In 2019, Just Under 3 Million Lines Of Code
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-2019-Activity
01/03/2020 09:32:28 CEST

Friends say Windows is better for gaming

So my friends constantly tell me to switch to Windows for gaming, I've told them Linux is better with performance. They laugh at the fact that I use Linux and think I'll get more performance on an i5 3rd gen CPU with a 1050ti under Windows when I've seen better performance under Windows, they still don't believe me. I showed them a video I found on YouTube (just whatever the top video for "linux vs windows gaming performance") and I didn't know that video showed Windows performing better, I tried telling them that each distro performs differently and they think no matter what it performs all the same. I've optimized whatever I could on my desktop and laptop for performance on Arch Linux. I'm tired of them saying that Windows is better when I've seen videos and experienced better performance on the hardware I've got. Does anyone know of any comparisons that will prove Windows purists wrong?

01/03/2020 07:48:30 CEST

Something I found that might be of interest to you all
URL: /r/linux_gaming/comments/ehimxa/donating_or_supporting_opensource_gaming_projects/
01/03/2020 03:23:12 CEST

Failing to run Tibia ot server through wine

Hello, I downloaded an ot server client with no direct support for linux. I tried to run ir normally via wine, but whenever I do so the following error appears. How does one fix it?


01/03/2020 01:28:45 CEST

Steam + Flatpak Question

Hi all

I create a little bit of a odd issue for myself and want to hear how /r/linux_gaming would solve it.

For a little bit of a briefing I have a /r/VFIO rig.

System:    Host: anthonys-arch-workstation Kernel: 5.4.7-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.17.4 Distro: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: MEG X399 CREATION (MS-7B92) v: 1.0 serial:  
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.30 date: 03/25/2019 
CPU:       Topology: 16-Core (2-Die) model: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X bits: 64 type: MT MCP MCM L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           Speed: 4022 MHz min/max: 2200/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4072 2: 2111 3: 2196 4: 1892 5: 2056 6: 1888 7: 1889 
           8: 1888 9: 3948 10: 2059 11: 2061 12: 1886 13: 2053 14: 3127 15: 3078 16: 2386 17: 1975 18: 1893 19: 2196 20: 2174 
           21: 1847 22: 1891 23: 1888 24: 1981 25: 1889 26: 1891 27: 2894 28: 2590 29: 2058 30: 1993 31: 1890 32: 2024 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GP102 [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti] driver: vfio-pci v: 0.2 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Vega 20 [Radeon VII] driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.6 driver: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting 
           resolution: 2560x1440~144Hz, 2560x1440~144Hz, 2560x1440~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon VII (VEGA20 DRM 3.35.0 5.4.7-arch1-1 LLVM 9.0.0) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.3.1 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA GP102 HDMI Audio driver: vfio-pci 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Device-3: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Vega 20 HDMI Audio [Radeon VII] driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Device-4: C-Media Blue Snowball type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.7-arch1-1 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi 
           IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: 98:3b:8f:2f:3b:68 
           Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network driver: igb 
           IF: enp8s0 state: down mac: 00:d8:61:2f:4f:1d 
           Device-3: Intel I211 Gigabit Network driver: igb 
           IF: enp9s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:d8:61:2f:4f:1e 
           IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: 52:54:00:26:58:19 
           IF-ID-2: virbr0-nic state: down mac: 52:54:00:26:58:19 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.82 TiB used: 284.50 GiB (15.3%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB size: 465.76 GiB 
           ID-3: /dev/nvme2n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB size: 465.76 GiB 
           ID-4: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST31000524AS size: 931.51 GiB 
           ID-5: /dev/sdb vendor: Mushkin model: MKNSSDSR500GB size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 449.08 GiB used: 284.26 GiB (63.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 
           ID-2: /boot size: 511.0 MiB used: 244.0 MiB (47.7%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme1n1p3 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 7.50 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 40 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 736 fan-2: 1586 fan-3: 436 gpu: amdgpu fan: 853 
Info:      Processes: 622 Uptime: 2h 55m Memory: 62.85 GiB used: 6.49 GiB (10.3%) Shell: fish inxi: 3.0.37 

I strictly use my Windows VM for PUBG and few others. Besides that I usually just game on linux. Though as of lately I haven't really had time to game in general.

Though I do have GBs worth of ROMs on my NAS and two nvidia shields in each of my bedrooms. Before I went to Linux full time I used to play emulators with Steam Link. The reason I'm not looking to play the emulators on the shield itself is because I want to play cemu and dolphin.

I figured there's a few way I can accomplish this. Before I list it you should know any of my Linux gaming is done with Flatpak. I have games stored in Various locations. It's very messy at the moment. Just using the `flatpak override` on mounts where I need it.

  1. (Preferred method to solve this issue) Setup Steam Link on my Flatpak Steam on Linux so I can leverage the full horse power of my workstation. Since I'm the only one here hogging my host for the task is no big deal. I would rather give the RVII some work to do then the 1080Ti. Especially with the advances coming along with Cemu + Vulkan.
  2. Create a dedicated VM (maybe pop-os/steam os) and pass-through my 1080Ti and use that for steamlink
  3. Use my bloated Windows 10 VM for steam link

I prefer the first method because I can create a super easy automation with NodeRed to WoL my Workstation and launch steam with ssh when SteamLink on a Nvida shield is started. The problem I'm facing with method 1 is that no matter what I do I can't get Non-Steam/Apps or games to launch within it. I clock play and then nothing happens. Currently, I'm trying to launch RetroArch.

My steam game properties for it is:

Start in:

The current overrides I have set for Steam are:


[Session Bus Policy]


Edit: you can also see here I have /net/ which is for autofs. I have my games ready to go from my NAS I just need my non steam games to launch :(

I also tried starting RetroArch when I had it installed on my host with Pacman. Having Retroarch on my host in Flatpak really doesn't matter to me. I really only have steam in a Flatpak because of it's hefty dependencies.

Am I missing something obvious here ? I would like to avoid doing steamlink in a vm so I can have full allocation to the games on the couch. And perhaps down the road spin up steamlink in a vm for the other room for some real fun.

01/03/2020 00:01:20 CEST

Gaming Distro for my laptop


I just got this laptop. Would Pop OS, Mankato or another distro be best for gaming? I am new to Linux but have used Ubuntu a little bit before but not much.

01/02/2020 23:57:31 CEST

StarCitizen: The 2019 story of SC on Linux

Hello and a happy new year from #LUG !

We hope, you all had a nice experience with StarCitizen on Linux over the recent months :)

The Linux Users Group would like to give out some informations about the actual development when it comes to StarCitizen on Linux.

To say it just in advance .. no native client yet, but the thing is going pretty well on wine for now.

A lot has changed, lots of bugs got fixed by the CIG developers, the wine developers, the free developers, testers, players, nerds, code-monkeys, freaks and propably you !

I wrote that way down over the last year and can now proudly present, what we and you and them have done, to make this incredible game a reality on Linux in the coming years.

Let start in Jan. last year :)


Prevent crashing at more then 8gb mem

Fedora goes to /usr/lib/sysctl.d

make new file, entry

vm.max_map_count = 655300


New launcher v1.1.0, win10 prefix possible, full install and patch.



Mission complete.

The latest wine commit included the needed patches to finalize the whole thing.

Wine-4.2 can run Star Citizen for a 100% as what it is now.


export __GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE=true

export __GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE_PATH="/home/rawfox/SDGames/glcache/SC"


Adding this to the SC startscript gave me a 10%-30% boost on the fps in game.


Enter this in dxvk.conf

dxvk.allowMemoryOvercommit = True

export DXVK_CONFIG_FILE=~/dxvk.conf

Solves the vm.max_page_count crash issue without touching the system

edit: this solution has failed


PTU 3.5g dxvk gpu freeze

Fixed by using versions up to dxvk81, later versions freeze


Since 3.5 on PTU is a gpu freeze with dxvk higher then 0.81 .

This affects only Nvidia gfx adapters.

to fix it, export __GL_NextGenCompiler=0

Its a issue using the next gen nvidia shader compiler SPIR-V


The dxvk issue is solved by doitsujin


Wine Esync is in!

It's not enabled by default right now with Wine-Staging but requires setting the WINEESYNC=1 environment variable.


A new issue comes with a wine commit as described here:


  1. October 2019

SC 3.6.x gave us a lot trouble, fixed by an awesome patch from u/beniwtv.

user32-rawinput patchset from wine.staging needs to be excluded here to get the mouse cursor in game.

Calling an unpatched wine with WINEFSYNC_SPINCOUNT=... causes a hang in wine loading.

Experimenting with fsync(), needs a patched kernel and tkg's patches for wine-staging.

RedBlitz is a new Sudo, excellent mind when it comes to wine.

  1. October 2019

The black screen issue was solved by u/m31ni13 with installing vcrun2017 in the prefix.

Nontheless some have to do a override for d3dcompiler_47 AND copy the d3dcompiler_47.dll from the launcher dir

into the games /Bin64 folder to get rid of the black screen.

Some shaders in the USER/Shaders dir are sized only 20bytes, a safe marker for them being broken.

That happened under Windows as well on some rare shaders.

  1. November 2019

There is some issues with WEBRTC, we get errors with rtc_base.

This can be solved by tweaking the webbrowsers privacy settings or close down the browser at all.

  1. November 2019

Wine-4.20 brought us a new problem, this time with the function SetThreadDescription().

We had to change dlls/kernelbase/thread.c to result in S_OK instead of E_NOTIMPL .

A new lug-runner for Lutris with this fix is out and free to use.

There is a lot of work done on the wine thread handling, this function relays to win10 and may see improvements soon.

  1. November 2019

This bug was a total blocker and got fixed faster then you can say Quetromodelatiustagerating.


Older bugs solved are here:




  1. December 2019

u/dev_zero has found some issues with dxvk.

Thanks to him and u/Aus_Karlos who provided backtraces, doitsujin is reviewing this and fixing more bugs

in DXVK, for example this: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/issues/1262


Another strange bug in the 3.8 PTU gave is a headache for a week, were endless people tried to find the cause of a strange crash.

Except a few people the game crashed on load for everyone, that made it so weired.

u/Tool and u/DjangoDeckard worked the right path out and u/Tool could write us a patch, that is attached in bugzilla.


We gonna see what the wine developers make out of it, but for now we can play again and thats a great christmas present


With the deployment of wine-5.0-rc2 we found a patchset in the staging patches, what caused the game to crash on wine-staging.


The last commit to wine-staging in 2019 removed the patchset that caused the regression, so wine-5.0 will drive StarCitizen most likely pretty well, with a full staging even better !

That was the 2019 story about wine and the staging patchset, but there is more.

How do we work as Linux Users Group at StarCitizen ?

#LUG has become a total powerhouse over the last year, when it comes to keep SC working on Linux.

We could win super awesome people, affilate or full members, doesnt really matter.

Those people are a great community and there is loads of professionals, coders, hackers, debuggers, all colors of development joined over the year and are supporting the idea of freedom and equality, called Linux.

Those people have been able to solve out all those bugs and issues written above and over that, built a wine-buildsystem for different distros (in development), maintaining the Lutris install script here: https://lutris.net/games/star-citizen/ , made a Lutris runner builder here: https://github.com/snatella/wine-runner-sc and here: https://github.com/rawfoxDE/lug-wine ,were we maintain a early patched Lutris runner when there is issues and they got solved, so our members make sure, its working :)

We share our informations through the CIG website here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/LUG/lobby/104 and have a discord running here: https://discord.gg/meCFYPj and we make sure that bugs and issues get properly communicated to the wine-developers and StarCitizen as well.

Isnt that awesome ?! :D

#LUG will hit 1.000 members this week and due to a great 2019, we had a couple meetings ingame already and it was always fun.

Coming Saturday, the 4th, we gonna have another meetup in game, to celebrate the last year and 1k members in #LUG.

Maybe you like the game and want to play it on Linux as well.

In that case we would love to invite you to join our adventure to keep it going good all over 2020.

There is still issues, VoIP, FoIP, some controls and thelike, some from the game, some from wine, so let improve wine even more by fixing all those nasty, mean and evil bux :D

Make SC POSIX again !!


01/02/2020 23:14:39 CEST

Linux Kernel Scheduler causing problems for Stadia Games
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-2020-Scheduler-Bugs-Stadia
01/02/2020 23:04:46 CEST

Do steelseries controllers work OOTB?

I'm trying to decide between a wireless steelseries controller and a wireless logitech controller. It seems like logitech has fairly good support, but I can't find anything regarding steelseries linux support.

Does anyone have any experience with steelseries controllers on linux?

01/02/2020 22:43:48 CEST

DOOM 2016 freezes when I start it

A few days ago, the game was working perfectly and didn't crash at all. Now, after I launch the game, the game stalls right after the disclaimer in a bunch of different languages.

Things that I have tried:

verifying the game files

reinstalling the game

trying different versions of proton

using the vulkan version of the game

I'm running Arch Linux x86_64.

01/02/2020 20:53:30 CEST

Is the Steam survey completely broken?

Window 7 market share +14% btw

01/02/2020 20:13:11 CEST

PSA: EA apparently bans Battlefield V players that use Wine + DXVK
01/02/2020 17:25:14 CEST

steam uses integrated gpu

hello guys i installed steam and try a retro game (draw slasher) and i had terrible fps even on this game so i tied other games i found out my system using intel integrated gpu and double checked it from radeontop in terminal and my amd gpu in 0% usage.

i have pop os so drivers are installed but even steam only show the intel one in system information.

a little help please? :)

01/02/2020 17:07:56 CEST

[Showcase] Need for Speed: Underground 2 [Linux/Wine/Lutris/DXVK/D9VK/Widescreen Patch] (German retail version sorry couldn't change language)
URL: https://youtu.be/XLfQQGECbv4
01/02/2020 15:46:00 CEST

An you play eve online on linux mint

Windows, no surprises here is not running properly and I want to play eve on my laptop. Its a dual booth system and was wondering if I can play eve on linux mint, help would be appreciated

01/02/2020 14:07:10 CEST

Why most devs are depending on directx not opengl ?

Why ?

01/02/2020 13:12:14 CEST

Cant get Anno 2070 get to work on macOS 10.14

Hello guys,

I am trying to play my Anno games when I had a windows pc back then. So installed uplay and Anno successfully, but when I run Anno it only loads the intro, gets me to the login screen and just crashes without saying anything, also play is still there.

I tried wine stable (4.0.3) and wine staging (5.0-rc3) so far.

In case it might be helpful there is also a CD version I own.

And if anyone knows how to set up Anno 2205 please let me know, too.

01/02/2020 11:35:26 CEST

WMR (windows mixed reality) and linux

Hi there

I do wonder if someone has an update of how well WMR-headsets works on linux (ubuntu is it for me) nowdays?

Latest thread didnt give a full answer:


This year is the linux year ;)

01/02/2020 11:06:29 CEST

Razer Orochi keymapping

I just started using Pop!_OS and I'm really missing the custom keymapping for my Razer Orochi. The normal buttons and DPI buttons work but my start/stop music doesn't. Is there any software that allows me to map these keys in Linux?

01/02/2020 10:29:31 CEST

Steam Hardware Survey persistent between client crashes

I opened Steam (Native) on ArchLinux Sway to get the Hardware Survey (Honestly wondering if the survey is somehow related to making recent purchases)

Client crashes, repeat opening 3 more times and it crashed.

Started GDM, then Gnome then Steam Native, followed by a Crash

Started Steam (Runtime) and finally sent my Steam Hardware information.

I didn't realize that selection was persistent even across Steam Client crashes and wanted to share.

01/02/2020 05:18:03 CEST

CS:GO blocks for 5-10 secs randomly during gameplay

Hi y'all!

I recently built myself a new desktop computer, with AMD Ryzen 3700X, 1080Ti, 32GiB RAM, MoBo ASRock Taichi x570. You know, for programming ;) ;)

I installed windows 8.1 on it, played doom, apex legends, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, and Bioshock Infinity, all in 4k ultra - everything worked out well enough, with no or minor issues. After the first week passed and the "new toy" effect kinda vanished - I wanted to make it actually useful for something - so I installed gentoo on it, cloned my dotfiles, set my work environment up - and, in the meantime, threw in steam and CS:GO as well - to see how well do the linux nvidia drivers perform.

I wasn't disappointed - until my CS:GO installation started doing these megastutters during gameplay. No visible error messages occur in the game console.

Can anyone help me to pin these down and solve 'em?

01/02/2020 03:38:31 CEST

Dark Souls III not launching at all.

No errors, tried all the different versions of proton available in the steam game properties. It'll say "launching" and then it'll go back to letting me click play again. No window pops up. Nothing. Pop os

01/02/2020 03:38:06 CEST

PCSX2’s Development Progress | Nov 2008 - Dec 2019
URL: https://youtu.be/zgPModrL8cU
01/02/2020 03:31:10 CEST

What's a good way to sandbox Steam?

I'd like to sandbox Steam with all of the lib32 libraries, I don't want to install the lib32 libraries system-wide. I know firejail exist but that doesn't take care of isolating the lib32 libraries.

How do you folks do it? I currently have a separate SSD with Steam on it, but I'd like to have Steam with my normal OS drive but I don't want all the dependencies that comes with it.

01/02/2020 01:15:39 CEST

How do I fulfill my new year's resolution of switching to Linux?

I posted in this subreddit because I'm a gamer and that really is affecting me. Most important is my school project which I'm doing in a program that's windows only. Second after that is modding Skyrim.

01/01/2020 22:38:07 CEST

PCExhumed: an open-source Exhumed/PowerSlave reimplementation!
URL: https://forums.duke4.net/topic/10872-pcexhumed-exhumedpowerslave-pc-port/
01/01/2020 22:26:55 CEST

First time in 5 years of gaming on linux that this fella popped up
URL: https://i.redd.it/ln8097oy18841.png
01/01/2020 20:52:15 CEST

Best linux desktop for windowed gaming?

Title. For a few reasons and purposes, I need to run my games in windowed mode. I know that the desktop doesn't matter when in fullscreen, but windowed must be a different story, right?

If that's the case, here is my question: What is the best desktop performance-wise for windowed games on linux?

01/01/2020 20:38:45 CEST

Intel's new dedicated GPU and Linux

Intel contributes significantly to the linux kernel and mesa, and with them set to release a new GPU sometime in the near future, would that GPU not also have great Linux support? I think this would be a good thing for linux gaming in general, as it would provide more options for linux gamers in general, possibly even better support, and who knows how far intel will take their GPUs beyond the low-midrange. What are your thoughts?

01/01/2020 20:19:00 CEST

Monthly Linux Gaming News - December 2019 - PCGamingWiki
URL: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/topic/4523-monthly-linux-gaming-news-december-2019
01/01/2020 19:51:14 CEST

Overwatch Benchmark - DXVK vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMEHaSVrk1I
01/01/2020 19:18:21 CEST

Overwatch Benchmark - DXVK vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMEHaSVrk1I
01/01/2020 19:17:45 CEST

Transferring saves to Linux from windows

I have put in around 40-50 hours in the Witcher 3 on my windows install.

I have gone back to Linux and have the Witcher 3 installed using lutris. I originally got the Witcher 3 via gog because that how it installs via lutris. I guess the cloud sync and save files are stored locally because I cant load up my progress.

I have a system image back up of my windows install. Can I just mount that iso find my save files and copy them over the location on my Linux install. Or am I just going to have to start over?

01/01/2020 18:30:33 CEST

Cloud saves in Linux

Ive just installed steam and a few games, I booted up KOTOR 2 and I had my cloud save available to play, but with Rise of the Tomb Raider I was forced to start a new game. Same with a few other games.

I read somewhere I could download the saves from steam, but Im not sure where the save files are? And Ive got nearly 200 games, so downloading all those save files and putting them into their directories and testing is going to take too long. Can I enable my cloud saves globally?

01/01/2020 18:08:10 CEST

Godot 4.0 Game Engine Aiming For Release With Vulkan In Mid-2020
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Godot-4.0-NYE-Look
01/01/2020 15:12:08 CEST

sim racing

hi all, has anyone been able to get a wheel and pedal set working properly along with PC2 or Assetto Corsa in linux?

01/01/2020 13:56:36 CEST

Godot Engine - A decade in retrospective and future
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/retrospective-and-future
01/01/2020 12:25:31 CEST

Update doesn't seem to work
URL: https://i.redd.it/w90afqbqn4841.png
01/01/2020 09:26:27 CEST

Epic game store and Linux

Do any of you know if we will see linux support in epics game store ?

Many of their games does support Linux if we buy them on Steam.

01/01/2020 08:32:13 CEST

Measuring Mutexes, Spinlocks and how Bad the Linux Scheduler Really is
URL: https://probablydance.com/2019/12/30/measuring-mutexes-spinlocks-and-how-bad-the-linux-scheduler-really-is/
01/01/2020 05:52:56 CEST

Why so many quake clones for linux?

I'm not sure if anyone's said this before, but I've noticed when looking around for games on linux I see a lot of quake clones. More over, with clones for linux. Whether I'm watching yt or browsing gsoftware center, I see quake clones. Anyone know what's up? My theory is that a lot of the guys switching to linux in the 90s were quake fans. Though I tend to see the trend in some quake arena clones.

There could turn out not to be as many quake clones as I think, and it's just false perception. I'm thinking likely this could be false perception. As of the amount of clones, I just mean that the clones dominate the action/fps genre/category as of what I see.

01/01/2020 05:12:24 CEST

In this particular case wouldnt linux be better for gaming?

Im planning on working on a bit of a project video, i want to play the likes of team fortress 2, and some other games at the lowest possible settings, on a prebuilt pc from 2004-2006 and these would be some of its specs

600-700mbs of ddr2 ram

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU 3.0 GHz /6M/1333 Mhz Processor LGA 775

Geforce 8800 with 300mbs of vram

With this particular build what would be a better option for getting the best performance possible in terms of a old pc? Windows or a linux distro like Peppermint?

Open gl can be harder on lower end devices, compared to direct x, however what if i where to use the proton tool in steam and use direct x, would that be a better option then using open gL?

01/01/2020 05:11:40 CEST

Impressive! Detroit Become Human runs faster under Wine than native Windows.
URL: https://youtu.be/iH81xrJLTdM
01/01/2020 04:39:21 CEST

Is there a way to remove proton, and re-add it without having to reinstall games that require it?

I've been fiddling with my graphics drivers and found that games that require proton won't launch anymore. I tried disabling it and reneabling it to try to fix it, but this made me reinstall the games. Is there a way to get around this?

01/01/2020 02:44:57 CEST

Detroit: Become Human Benchmark - Wine vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH81xrJLTdM
01/01/2020 02:28:57 CEST

Detroit: Become Human Benchmark - Wine vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH81xrJLTdM
01/01/2020 02:27:40 CEST

Rock Pi 4 - More Panfrost Linux gaming on New Years Eve
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4PLj-Gob0A&feature=share
12/31/2019 20:40:18 CEST

DevilutionX, an open-source Diablo 1 replacement engine, released version 1.0.0!
URL: https://github.com/diasurgical/devilutionX/releases/tag/1.0.0
12/31/2019 20:21:45 CEST

DooM 3 - Which version?

I still play the original Doom and Doom II with the modern touches of mods like Brutal Doom and others.

I've never played Doom 3. There seems to be two versions available to get from Steam and one from GOG.

They are both on Windows but I would like to play them in their Linux binary state. How possible is this today? Which version is ideal?

12/31/2019 19:06:28 CEST

With what drivers should I start with?

I've been messing around a Lot, with kubuntu, trying to find the right drivers, trying to change the driver kernel and confusing myself with the actual meaning of "driver kernel", my principal question here is, i have a radeon R5 330M, what drivers should I use for that dedicated graphics card? The only things that I know is that probably the only drivers that work for that GPU are the radeon type, no amdgpu, or amdgpu-pro. I really need help with this (and by the way, anyone know how I can uninstall ALL drivers I have post installation? By researching and installing drivers I think I kind of messed up everything, so I want to start from 0, without the need to reinstall kubuntu

Edit: my English is not that good, sorry about that

12/31/2019 16:35:44 CEST

Games for Toddlers?

I have a 2 year old daughter that just loves pretending to be like daddy and sit in the office on an old Core2Quad I have. She can play some of the windows games just fine, but Windows 10 BSOD's constantly wake on that box while Ubuntu is rock stable, so I would rather just stick to ubuntu.

I am curious if there are any good educational games out there aside from browser ones for a Toddler.

12/31/2019 16:10:37 CEST

If nvidia makes their drivers open source does that mean Nvidia users can use mesa, mesa-aco and gallium nine like intel and amd users?

I know that nouveau exists but i mean without sacrificing performance

12/31/2019 15:26:56 CEST

Raft not playable with Steam Controller on Proton

Hey there,

I have a very weird issue with the game raft. I can play the game without any problems on windows in Steam Big Picture Mode and with my Steam Controller.

But when I try to do the same on Linux I'm not able to use my Steam Controller. I can play with mouse and keyboard without problems. In Bit Picture mode and in "normal mode". But when I activate my Steam Controller, I can start the game, I can use everything in the menu, but when I load a world, I can only use left and right mouse click. Nothing else. I even cannot use my normal mouse and keyboard anymore. I cannot close the game, since I cannot access the menu anymore. Have to tab out and close it from the process manager

My Controller Config only uses Keyboard and Mouse options, no Controller settings at all. Has anyone experienced the same issue? I haven't found anything on reddit.

I'm using Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (3.8.9) with a AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and a GeForce GTX 970. Please let me know, if you need further infos.

Thanks in advance for any help :)

12/31/2019 14:02:40 CEST

How to install Cemu 1.16.0 on Linux with Lutris
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woBJekTh2aI&feature=youtu.be
12/31/2019 12:55:54 CEST

How to see FPS on wine games?


There was an old post about FPS on linux. I'm using Kubuntu though that's probably not important. I have an nVidia card and playing on wine and want a way to see frames per second. Is there some kind of program that does this? The nvidia settings don't seem to have this.

12/31/2019 12:06:33 CEST

The Experimental GCN 1.0 GPU Support Might Be Dropped From AMDGPU Linux Driver
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMDGPU-Might-Drop-GCN-1.0
12/31/2019 11:56:02 CEST

i am new here! :)

i am wanting to switch to linux but i am not sure what distro to use

if it is possible can someone please give me the pros and cons of each distro

12/31/2019 11:22:06 CEST

Microsoft Allegiance runs on linux!

One of the best team-based strategic space combat games runs on linux via Steam! All that's required is installing directplay because the game's so damn old.

I'll spare the sales pitch, those can be found at the website and on the game's Steam page. The short of it is this is one of the most rewarding games I've ever played. It's also open source.

It really needs a boost in players. I feel this is the sort of game the linux community would absolutely love, so if you're looking for something that's been missing from the gaming world for many years, check it out.

There is an active discord server too, if that's your thing.

12/31/2019 08:17:36 CEST

Using 3rd Party Tools (DLL Injectors) with Proton/Lutris/Wine

Hey all, I've been considering moving over from Windows 10, but I like being able to mod my games. Right now I'm using a 3rd party tool to unlock the framerate in Sekiro. Is there any way to somehow run both the tool and the game inside the same container, or whatever a more apt metaphor would be?

I'm a total noob when it comes to Linux gaming or Windows emulation, but I've been working in Linux for a couple years.

12/31/2019 05:00:11 CEST

What's a decent alternative to Discord on Linux? Is Riot any good?

I'm concerned about privacy issues with Tencent and Discord's lack of End-to-end encryption on conversations. FOSS is also high on my list of options as well. What else is out there?

12/31/2019 04:54:02 CEST

Hard to connect wiimote from Linux

Hi folks,

I tried several hours and used Ubuntu 16.04, Xubuntu 18.04, Raspberry Pi, but all unsuccessful.

Has anyone done this successfully? Please help.

Cheers, Alex

12/31/2019 04:29:12 CEST

One Of The Reasons Why Linux 5.5 Can Be Running Slower
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-55-regression1&num=1
12/31/2019 02:46:49 CEST

How The Radeon RX 5700 XT Navi Linux Performance Has Evolved Since Launch
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=rx5700xt-eoy2019-linux&num=1
12/31/2019 02:46:17 CEST

Where can I follow the progress of getting anti-cheat software to work in Proton?

The progress seems to be scattered all over a bunch of different issues on the Proton repository. Is there maybe a single Wine bug that I can follow, or something similar?

12/31/2019 00:45:37 CEST

Buy an AMD R9 270 for cheap or stick with my GTX 760?

I've been wanting to get an AMD card so I can take advantage of the open source drivers instead of using the proprietary Nvidia drivers. I found an AMD R9 270 for $40 on FB that seems at least equivalent to my 760. I'm wondering if it will be worth it. At the minimum I won't have to worry about closed source Nvidia drivers which I have heard can cause problem on rolling release distros. And will I possibly see a performance increase from better optimized drivers? What do you guys think. Unfortunately I'm not really able to upgrade my card to a newer one due to power supply constraints.

12/31/2019 00:44:49 CEST

Did you experience mouse input lag when using modesetting driver for running DX9 games?

I like running dx9 titles under wine for quite a few years, and some broke occasionally and spuriously started working again once I retried.

What kept happening was always this: the game itself ran quite okay, but as soon as I moved the mouse the fps dropped after a second or two way down below a playable rate until I would stop creating input events.

I couldn't identify the cause until now when I installed Oblivion GOTY GOG edition. This game runs well with vanilla wine stable until I switch from legacy intel driver to the modesettings driver which became the new default a while ago. I found another post recommending installing dinput8 with winetricks, and apparently this stops the slowdown of fps but messes the input events up entirely for me.

I am using an Intel Ivybridge Mobile and a Haswell with dedicated ATI radeon, and both are behaving similarly, no matter if I use the integrated or the dedicated graphics.

My guess is that my previously installed titles suffered from the unattended upgrade to the modesettings driver, and I am going to check them anytime soon.

Meanwhile I wanted to share the info, maybe it rings a bell for somebody or can help out somehow...

It'd be really important that wine can address this issue, since modesetting is the new default and intel legacy will be deprecated soon.

12/31/2019 00:32:04 CEST

Deltarune running on too high fps


I recently downloaded Deltarune to play it with Wine, and it worked fine, excerpt for one thing: while on Windows, it ran on 30 FPS(the normal speed), on Wine it ran with around 80 and was extremely fast .Is there any way to lock the fps to 30 to play it on normal speed?

12/30/2019 23:18:35 CEST

Newest distro with fglrx?

I know it's discontinued, but I have an hd 7570. Too old for any open driver except for radeon, which performs MUCH worse and causes overheating.

RUnning windows due to this, but I'd totally rather not.

12/30/2019 20:11:06 CEST

RetroArch 1.8.2 - What's New?
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mZQzLNZjv0
12/30/2019 20:03:01 CEST

Sims 4: "The program TS4.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close."

I only have this issue when I try to play a particular family in my sims 4- any advice? Thanks!

The lower texts say: Also lower on the alert message it read; "This can be caused by a problem in the program or deficiency in wine. There's a link too and unfortunately, when I click - it closes.

This issue just started- I was able to play the game with no issues a few days ago.

12/30/2019 19:58:47 CEST

Emulator for mobile games

Anyone know of an emulator that actually will run mobile games? I've tried genymotion but can't run the games I want to play. Really want to run Eve echoes in Linux.

12/30/2019 19:49:00 CEST

Wanting to switch to linux but my biggest Hurdle is lack of easy anti cheat support.

I wont be able to play any multiplayer games and I just cant live without that part of gaming if there was some type of work around i would be happy to know.

12/30/2019 18:18:33 CEST

Pop os for gaming

Hey, I want to ask is Pop os is best for Linux gaming. Or should I use Ubuntu instead (I know Pop os is based on Ubuntu just asking)

12/30/2019 18:04:34 CEST

Here is the Current Growth of r/Linux_Gaming, Linux is definitely more alive than ever.
URL: https://i.redd.it/mnmjtfgids741.png
12/30/2019 16:07:47 CEST

Tower of Time giveaway on GOG!
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/tower_of_time
12/30/2019 15:25:50 CEST

Average cracking time of Denuvo games is now 75 days
URL: https://iscracked.info
12/30/2019 14:16:39 CEST

Is it just me or steam's chat and steam's website really faster in mozilla firefox than steam client?
URL: /r/Steam/comments/ehlp5w/is_it_just_me_or_steams_chat_and_steams_website/
12/30/2019 13:58:50 CEST

RX 580 8GB - ACO vs. LLVM - Mesa 19.3.1
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7usPG4Ay34
12/30/2019 13:47:44 CEST

Lutris pre-launch and post-exit script could get to work

First of all, I know I'm doing something wrong.

  • Why do I need this?

For one of my games, I want to copy my save files to another folder when the game exits. In Lutris you would do this with ease, but for some reason it doesn't work for me. I choose the script I want to run (yes, I specified #!/bin/sh at the first line), but it doesn't get executed. Any ideas?

12/30/2019 13:33:07 CEST

Steam Sale - A current Linux Gamer experience

So is this time of the year again - Usually I only have now the time to scavenge the Steam catalogue and get me some games I'm interested to play. Usually I get some older and indie games and don't spend too much (as I won't have time again to play them in a few days anyway). This time was the first time as a linux gamer and basically nothing changed in my routine, except checking my cart 2 minutes against protondb.com before clicking buy.

That wasn't even necessary. Three games (Dungeon Defenders, ISLANDERS and Mindustry all I can recommend) were Linux games anyway. The others worked flawlessly under proton (mostly casual classics, as well a The Witcher 3), except for one very old title (Peggle Night) where I just needed to add a simple start option (-changedir)... But tweaking older games to run under newer Windows versions was also not exactly uncommon

Long story short, my year-end routine regarding PC gaming didn't change one bit since last year (still under Win 7). I bought the same games I would have under Windows and don't realize any difference! Love that this happened right in time for me to not need to switch to Windows 10

12/30/2019 12:53:44 CEST

How do I run gog games with wine?

Hey guys!

I have a question posted in the title. I know about lutris, and I'm using it. However, I've seen posts about installing gog games with wine alone - how does one do such thing? I can't find any information on how to do that

Thank you for the help! Linux is really getting somewhere nowadays

12/30/2019 12:40:07 CEST

How to enable DXVK on lutris

i installed lutris according to video tutorial on their github , didn't work , i enable it in setting but then it's back to disabled

installed dxvk manually and tried to run games it gave me this error

"OpenVR: Failed to locate module"

what to do ?

12/30/2019 10:16:40 CEST

Big drop in fps pretty much overnight

I'm using amd graphics cards on Ubuntu 18.04 on a fairly newly built computer. I've been mostly playing Kingdom come deliverance at 60 fps with occasional dips to 50. However, about two weeks ago I am suddenly stuck at between 25-40fps, and can't figure out what changed. I'm using the amd-pro drivers and have not noticed any high Temps. I'm fairly compitent with Linux, but have no experience debugging gpus or framerates. Any tips on debugging would be greatly appreciated

12/30/2019 08:16:45 CEST

Donating (or Supporting) Open-Source Gaming Projects - A Modest Guide

Inspired by some of the comments in my thread on whether it's better to support DRM-free initiatives or active Linux developers, I decided I'd buy a few less games and see what's involved in donating to Wine. This turned into a larger investigation and I found that it wasn't always obvious how to donate and where your money was going, so I thought I'd put together a bit of a guide to the current initiatives out there, how you can support them with hard cash as well as how else you can help if you can't afford it.

Wine (via the Software Freedom Conservancy)

What is it? Wine is a compatibility layer that allows users to run Windows applications in Linux environments. It forms a core part of Valve's Steamplay solution, as well as providing gamers the means to play Windows games that are no longer compatibile on modern systems.

How can I support them? Wine is assisted by the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), a non-profit organisation that manages earmarked donations to its member projects (of which Wine, Godot and others form a part) and provides various fiscal and administrative services (the full list can be seen here.).

If you want donate to Wine directly, the easiest is to simply go to Wine's donation page. You can also go via the SFC you will need to go to the Member Projects Page, and scroll right down to the bottom. Clicking the donate will take you to Paypal where you'll be asked to donate an amount of your choice; you can also set whether it should be monthly but by default it's off.

Donating to the SFC helps all of the projects associated with them, and if you would like to do so you can donate here. Given the role they play in smoothing out the more mundane administrative tasks of running Wine as a non-profit, they likely deserve some support. Be aware that although they are running a fundraiser at the moment, individual donations do not qualify for the current triple/double bonus; it's only if you sign up as an ongoing Supporter.

If you want to get an idea of how the money is used, you can check out some of the SFC's audited financial reports here. /u/jhansoxi also wrote up a personal WineConf 2019 report that gives you an idea of some of the challenges faced by the Wine team.

Godot also forms part of the SFC. As a free and open-source game engine with an extremely permissive license and none of the royalty models that are attached to the likes of Unreal, supporting Godot helps promote a game engine designed to work on multiple platforms.

No money? You can support the Wine project by submitting reports on your experiences trying to run specific games over at WineHQ. Please be aware that this is specifically for reports using Wine alone, and requires on-going retesting and reporting. The details are on this page. You can either become an App's maintainer (thereby becoming responsible for the overall accuracy and timeliness of an App's page on AppDB), or simply post comments on the specific page detailing your tests.

You could also look at improving documentation around the use of Wine. Several of the pages on Wine's Wiki and documentation such as the Readme are out of date (for example, the Wine User's Guide was last updated on September 2018.).


What is it? ProtonDB is a database of compatibility ratings of Windows Steam games using Proton and Steamplay developed by /u/migelius. It aims to provide a single point of reference on whether a Windows game will run via Steamplay, often with the necessary tweaks to perform if it requires some manual configuration. The database is also made available here under the ODbl license.

How can I support them? Currently, you cannot make direct donations to ProtonDB (from what I can see). Instead, you can support ProtonDB's Patreon project. At the time of writing, the Patreon is earning just under $50, which is a real shame considering it's one of the first places we point people when they're considering shifting to Linux.

No money? Comprehensive reports are invaluable in helping users to get games running. To that end, here's some things to consider to improve the quality of your reports. Be aware that you have to link your Steam account to ProtonDB in order to make a report, and think twice before running random scripts posted on the Internet. That being said:

  • Try to run the game using all of the Proton versions currently available.
  • Use the arguments on the Proton github page if you don't have any luck with the above.
  • If it does launch, try and play the game for a couple of hours before submitting your report at least - finishing it would be best, though! Some games have been reported as Gold/Platinum because they launched, only for reporters with more hours under their belts to finding that it had some other bugs or issues further down the line and, in some extreme cases, prevents you completing the game.
  • Running it on both Windows and Linux would be the gold standard; barring that, I'd recommend comparing a playthrough of a Windows version of Youtube. This helps identify issues that may not be apparent, such as missing cutscenes, weird glitches and so on.
  • Because ProtonDB displays the most recent reports first, it's possible for newer, sometimes less detailed reports to push older reports out of sight. If there's a solution, be sure to include it in your report. Bonus Internet Good Guy points if you go back through the reports and credit the first user to come up with the solution.
  • If you're doing all this testing and encounter bugs, you may as well submit a bug report to Proton's Github page. Compare some of the existing issues to get an idea of what information you should provide. SEARCH THE ISSUES TO MAKE SURE A GAME DOESN'T ALREADY HAVE A REPORT.


What is it? Gaming On Linux (GoL) is an ad-free news website dedicated to Linux gaming run by Liam Dawe. It eschews more general Linux news to provide a focused spotlight on Linux native games, Kickstarters, projects and initiatives while highlighting ongoing efforts with Linux-adjacent interests.

How can I support them? Gaming on Linux has a myriad of ways that you can support them financially. Instead of listing them all here, I'll just link to their Support Us page, which isn't as visible as it could be (the banner does randomly display a support message occasionally but doesn't list all of the available options; you have to go into the Sections menu to locate it). To summarise, you can:

  • Subscribe to their Patreon
  • Make single donations via multiple payment processors.
  • Buy games from stores via the GoL affialite links, listed on the linked page above.

If you would like some idea of where your money is going, you can check out the Patreon stretch goals..

No money? Gaming on Linux encourages tips for Linux gaming news, as well as contributed articles written by readers. I have no idea whether contributers are paid for their work or not.


What is it? Lutris is a game manager with user-created custom scripts that help with the installation of games with difficult configuration steps. It serves as a single front-end for games across multiple services and platforms (Steam, Origin, GOG, local installs, etc).

How can I support them? Lutris is a not-for-profit project (which is distinct from a non-profit organisation) and accepts donations via their Donations page. You can also support them via Patreon, where you can find a list of stretch goals giving a high-level view of how your money is being spent.

No money? The power of Lutris lies in its custom scripts that aid with difficult installations of games. If you've figured out how to run a game not listed. you could always contribute a script of your own. You can learn about writing scripts from the installers.rst file in the docs folder of the Github project for Lutris.

Personal Recommendations

These are a couple of my personal suggestions for support that could help grow the Linux community further, make transitioning to Linux easier or are simply cool projects that making gaming more widely available to everyone.

  • Your distro: Pay for the distro that serves as your main operating system. We know that one of the benefits of Linux is that it's free (as in free beer), and free (as in free speech) and is the sum of the community's effort. But money can help improve infrastructure, bolster resources and provide some flexibility in tackling problems. Each distro's particular donation method will differ, so review the options and decide what makes sense for you.

  • Open Broadcaster Software: Part of growing Linux is getting Linux in people's faces, and streaming is one of the most public ways you can demonstrate gaming on Linux working. Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) makes streaming to Twitch and other services easier, and comes with a host of options and plug-ins. You can find the ways to donate here. I really appreciate the transparency of expenses through the Open Collective, so you can clearly see where money donated there is being spent.

  • ScummVM: ScummVM replaces the game engines used by various games, primarily point-and-click adventures, allowing users to run them on modern hardware and operating systems, including OS that they weren't designed for (usually Linux). ScummVM has ensured the survival and resurrection of some hard-to-find, hard-to-run games, such as the critically acclaimed Blade Runner. You can donate directly at their site, or follow their GOG.com affialite link to buy ScummVM-supported games.

  • The Internet Archive: The Internet Archive is an online library that provides free access to various media alongside the Wayback Machine, a project that aims to archive the entire web. Notably, the past several years has seen several concerted gaming efforts, such as the MS-Dos archive, The Internet Arcade and the Console Living Room, all of which allow you to play these games in the browser. Whatever your distro, they should work just fine. They're currently running a fundraising campaign where your donation will be matched 2-1.

  • Crossover: CrossOver is Codeweaver's Wine implementation. It's Wine, but with a couple of tweaks of their own and a more user-friendly interface. Purchasing a year's license also comes with email support. While not perfect (and in some cases less flexible than Wine+Proton+DXVK+Etc), it's an easier method of getting that friend or family member to switch over and have a contact for assistance. I've not used Crossover at all, but they are active contributors to the Wine project and employ several of the Wine developers for the purpose of developing and improving Wine.

That's it for now. If you feel there's a project/detail/piece of information that needs to be added/corrected, let's hear it in the comments! I'll edit the post accordingly.

EDIT: Corrected some formatting.

12/30/2019 07:55:25 CEST

I am trying to estimate the traction gained by Linux for gaming. Did the moderators of the sub release its statistics somewhere ?

I am talking about statistics that subreddit moderators are allowed to see in their mod page. Mainly interested about the continuous growth of the sub in order to get absolute numbers about the potential growing interest of the gaming community as a whole regarding Linux.

12/30/2019 06:57:15 CEST

Help with CupHead on Wine

I'm trying to install CupHead from GoG but during installation I get:

Runtime Error at 54:1358
Runtime Error at 187:800 Out of Stack Range
Runtime Error at 187:806 Out of Stack Range
Out of Global Vars range

When I run the game, it gets stuck on the first screen (the black one which looks like an old movie, so I don't think I have problems with video), I also have sound but nothing else, it's just stuck there.

I'm using

Ubuntu 18.04
12/30/2019 06:18:25 CEST

hardest game ever?
URL: https://youtu.be/bvt98J7yX9s
12/30/2019 06:08:33 CEST

Any one with a gigabyte x570 master

What is ur experience? I've heard it is good on ubuntu, how do the lights work and how is the up keep?

12/30/2019 03:52:10 CEST

FPS DROPS when moving mouse

Trying to play STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl - I've had it installed on this system previously and ran flawlessly, but I re-installed it lately and getting MASSIVE FPS drops whenever I move the mouse when text/menus are on the screen.

I'm pulling my hair out..

4.15.0-72 kernel on Mint 19.1 64-bit

I've tried both 32 bit and 64 bit prefixes, changing mouse polling from 150hz to 1000hz, different directx dlls, graphic options, capturing mouse in window, windowed-mode, full-screen.....

The thing is that this issue doesn't happen with all games, so I can't pinpoint it.

Has anyone experienced this before?

12/30/2019 02:26:45 CEST

i just discovered "Enigma" its pretty neat. last level i got stuck on is impossible. sorry not sure why sound wasn't recorded.
URL: https://v.redd.it/j8n2adrf6o741
12/30/2019 02:02:02 CEST

[Showcase] Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo: Reach [Linux/Proton/DXVK]
URL: https://youtu.be/RM2gNastF30
12/29/2019 23:51:30 CEST

GRIS Gameplay ITA - Episodio 1 Il rosso ha l’impeto e la dignità di un cuore intrepido. [Blind RUN]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4vTtvyHm34
12/29/2019 23:03:58 CEST

HoMM3: unable to host TCP/IP game. Ubuntu + Wine + HotA HD

When I'm trying to host TPC/IP server, game just freezes. I installed "winetricks directplay" and I'm able to join and play games hosted on other computers.

Everything is up-to-date, "windows version" in winecfg set to "Windows XP", directplay dlls overrode as "native then builtin".

Any suggestions? Thanks.

12/29/2019 22:44:55 CEST

Getting error when trying to start a game

I get the following error when trying to start a game.

"0062:err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x7bd03860 "loader.c: loader_section" wait timed out in thread 0062, blocked by 004a, retrying (60 sec)"

Currently on wine 3.6, any one that know what might be causing this error?

12/29/2019 21:22:29 CEST

Build advice

Hi guys, need some help here.

What do you think about this configuration? I'm going to go for Manjaro Linux on this:

Any advice or tip?

12/29/2019 19:40:30 CEST

Witcher 3 + Proton on optimus laptop

Anyone running Witcher 3 thru proton on a nvidia laptop?

If I try to run on my iGPU, the game was launching fine, so I read about conflicts while having vulcan installed for both iGPU and dGPU, so I removed the Intel vulcan drivers, and it now doesnt launch on my iGPU...

If I try to optirun or primusrun, it hangs for a few seconds but doesnt launch

Tried to reinstall all the drivers, restart bumblebee, reboot....and nothing

For Dota 2, primusrun/optirun works fine

journalctl -xe returns

dez 29 11:31:21 caf-pc kwin_x11[1220]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 8 (BadMatch), sequence: 31816, resource id: 67109807, major code: 42 (SetInputFocus), minor code: 0

dez 29 11:31:24 caf-pc kernel: bbswitch: enabling discrete graphics

dez 29 11:31:24 caf-pc kwin_x11[1220]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 8 (BadMatch), sequence: 35194, resource id: 67109869, major code: 42 (SetInputFocus), minor code: 0

dez 29 11:31:25 caf-pc kernel: nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 238

dez 29 11:31:25 caf-pc kernel: NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 430.64 Sun Oct 27 11:26:12 UTC 2019

dez 29 11:31:25 caf-pc kernel: nvidia-modeset: Loading NVIDIA Kernel Mode Setting Driver for UNIX platforms 430.64 Sun Oct 27 11:08:21 UTC 2019

dez 29 11:31:26 caf-pc bumblebeed[772]: [XORG] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi".

dez 29 11:31:26 caf-pc bumblebeed[772]: [XORG] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi".

dez 29 11:31:26 caf-pc bumblebeed[772]: [XORG] (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)

dez 29 11:31:26 caf-pc bumblebeed[772]: [XORG] (WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device for DPI computation.

dez 29 11:31:26 caf-pc bumblebeed[772]: [XORG] (WW) NVIDIA(0): Option "NoLogo" is not used

dez 29 11:31:26 caf-pc bumblebeed[772]: [XORG] (EE) kbd: : failed to set us as foreground pgrp (Inappropriate ioctl for device)

dez 29 11:31:31 caf-pc kernel: nvidia-modeset: Unloading

dez 29 11:31:31 caf-pc kernel: nvidia-nvlink: Unregistered the Nvlink Core, major device number 238

dez 29 11:31:31 caf-pc kernel: bbswitch: disabling discrete graphics

dez 29 11:31:31 caf-pc kernel: pci 0000:01:00.0: Refused to change power state, currently in D0

dez 29 11:31:40 caf-pc org_kde_powerdevil[1342]: powerdevil: Releasing inhibition with cookie 27

dez 29 11:31:40 caf-pc org_kde_powerdevil[1342]: powerdevil: Scheduling inhibition from ":1.15" "My SDL application" with cookie 28 and reason "Playing a game"

dez 29 11:31:40 caf-pc org_kde_powerdevil[1342]: powerdevil: Can't contact ck

dez 29 11:31:42 caf-pc kwin_x11[1220]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 8 (BadMatch), sequence: 45970, resource id: 67109956, major code: 42 (SetInputFocus), minor code: 0

dez 29 11:31:45 caf-pc org_kde_powerdevil[1342]: powerdevil: Enforcing inhibition from ":1.15" "My SDL application" with cookie 28 and reason "Playing a game"

dez 29 11:31:45 caf-pc org_kde_powerdevil[1342]: powerdevil: Added change screen settings

dez 29 11:31:45 caf-pc org_kde_powerdevil[1342]: powerdevil: Added interrupt session

dez 29 11:31:45 caf-pc org_kde_powerdevil[1342]: powerdevil: Can't contact ck

anyone experienced this?

I'm running Manjaro, my laptop is a ROG 551J - i7-4720HQ + GTX960M 2Gb

12/29/2019 15:35:35 CEST

make Wine use native file dialogs?

I'm currently trying to make Nexus install mods properly for Blade & Sorcery and I can't find out where the mods are installed because the wine file dialog apparently doesn't even show the location... it also only kinda works.

Now my question is: can you somehow make Wine use the native file dialog? The plasma file dialog would be best but I wouln't mind the GTK one if it works...

12/29/2019 15:04:14 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for December 29, 2019: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

12/29/2019 14:33:21 CEST

[Showcase] Prey [Linux/Proton/DXVK]
URL: https://youtu.be/IA1su38kg0o
12/29/2019 13:02:47 CEST

It was quite a feeling...It just...worked.
URL: https://i.imgur.com/hXOYTqS.jpg
12/29/2019 12:26:45 CEST

Issue regarding installation of a game.

So I have a .tar of time of binding of Isaac 40mb I extracted it via terminal and now I have an core.nfo file a bunch of zip files and a file_id.diz.

I'm new to Linux , what do I do now ?

Edit : so I opened each and every zip file and found a setup part 1 to 9 RAR files. One in each zip respectively and the ear files have 40 mb mb binding of Isaac tar.gz file, but they all have the same file in them

12/29/2019 12:12:13 CEST

Detroit: Become Human, a Vulkan game, is now playable through Lutris
URL: https://twitter.com/LutrisGaming/status/1211215781603749888
12/29/2019 10:29:18 CEST

What to do if I have a dll in System32 but it fails to load?

This is exactly what's happening with msvcm90.dll

12/29/2019 10:25:48 CEST

Logitech G903 mouse

I just bought the Logitech G903 gaming mouse on sale for Black Friday. Other than Solaar is there any other software I could use with this mouse?

12/29/2019 07:52:26 CEST

I think I messed up

I allocated space on my HDD (my Windows is on my SDD) and I installed Ubuntu. I was waiting for it to let me choose where to install Ubuntu and I must have missed it because it installed on the SDD with no allocated space. Windows boots fine but Ubuntu just shuts off my computer when it tries to load. I can get a weird version of it to boot if I run it in recovery mode but its all zoomed in and weird. So my question is 1. Should I try to delete Ubuntu and reinstall? (I cant find where the space is on disk management) and if so how do I do that to reinstall on the HDD. 2. If I cant do that then is there something I can do so Ubuntu will boot properly? Thank you for your help

12/29/2019 05:43:40 CEST

Spy Hunter is the newest game supported by 3dSen - the 3D NES emulator
URL: https://v.redd.it/jgewb7f91i741
12/29/2019 05:21:56 CEST

Nvidia vs AMD for VR-ready upgrade

I'm looking at upgrading my video card for the future. I've been an nvidia-user for many years, and know the quirks - installing nvidia-dkms, etc. Nvidia cards seem to 'just work' once everything is set up correctly... until the day they decide to obsolete the driver, and a new kernel version won't work right. That's happened with my current GTX 780 - everything works, but I can't use a 5.x kernel(at least not without patching and other messing around).

So, I'm looking to upgrade to a /decent/ card. And I'd like to make sure it'll work with VR(specifically the Valve Index and HL:A if I get them in the future).

I'd just go with some decent modern Nvidia card, but I keep hearing that they don't work very well in Linux for VR due to some sort of frame sync thing.

So, in that case, perhaps I should go with AMD. I'm looking at budget cards, and thinking perhaps a RX Vega 56/64 or 5700 XT would work... the latter being a bit more expensive than I might like, but doable.

The other thing I'm not sure about is driver stability with the AMD cards - The nvidia drivers, despite their many flaws... I leave my PC running 24/7, and I'll have uptimes in the 90-day range between running upgrades... and rarely if ever experience a system crash.

I keep hearing about how current-gen AMD drivers are buggy, and previous gen ones are much more stable... but how true is that?

Anyway, that's my dilemma. I'd appreciate any input.

12/29/2019 05:07:44 CEST

I'm having an issue with steam download speeds.

My Steam download speed caps out at 3.4 MB/s but eventually drops down to 40 KB/s or less. I'm assuming it's related to the too many dns requests bug. I've been trying to set up dnsmasq, but I'm either doing something wrong or it just isn't solving my issue. Can I get any help?

I'm on Manjaro if it matters, but I just built this computer so I'm willing to change distros.

12/29/2019 04:12:21 CEST

Wraith Prism RGB control under linux

Hi, I've just finished my pet project and it's ready to share:


I've made a python CLI for basic RGB settings and a module.

If you want to create something custom you can import my module and start playing around with all 15 LED's in the fan ring.

It should be possible to split LED's into 2 groups and show cpu/mem usage.

Hope it works for you,


12/29/2019 01:10:07 CEST

Dolphin emu not detecting dedicated GPU

I've been trying to get dolphin to use vulkan with my dedicated gpu, and its not listed the configuration, and i also tried forcing it to use it with lutris, using the 64 bits radeon vulkan icd loader, but when dolphin starts a window pops up saying "no vulkan physical devices available".

I have a Radeon R5 M330 with mesa drivers on kubuntu, i tried steam games to work and they do work(the only game that i tried that doesnt work is dark souls 2 SOTFS)

I also tried executing `vulkan-smoketest` and it works, but im not sure if its using the dedicated gpu or not, and i also got some info from (both of) my gpu with the `inxi -SMGxx` command, here it is:

"System: Host: fuiza-HP-250-G4-Notebook-PC Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.4.0
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.9 (Qt 5.9.5) dm: sddm,sddm Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Machine: Device: laptop System: HP product: HP 250 G4 Notebook PC v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: N/A
Mobo: HP model: 8136 v: 31.36 serial: N/A UEFI: Insyde v: F.1F.TFL date: 01/18/2016
Chassis: type: 10 serial: N/A
Graphics: Card-1: Intel HD Graphics 510 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1906
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430 / R7 M520]
bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6660
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 ) drivers: modesetting,ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 510 (Skylake GT1)
version: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.0-devel (git-a6873a8 2019-12-28 bionic-oibaf-ppa) (compat-v: 3.0) Direct Render: Yes"

12/29/2019 00:57:26 CEST

please help me
URL: /r/SteamPlay/comments/egxsme/every_single_proton_game_that_i_have_stalls_when/
12/29/2019 00:17:32 CEST

GPD Pocket 2 and Wine - Ubuntu Mate

Ok so, got a question for anyone out there.

At the moment, I'm having a lot of success running games under wine using a window.

However, there is a caveate; the games resize said window to their native resolution. This is fine for modern games with larger resolutions, but hell for older games.

Trying to run these games full screen often ends up with screen cropping to the extreme.

From what I have gathered by poking around, this is due to the pocket 2 using a tablet screen which defaults to portrait. The same issue crops up under Windows in some cases.

Given how heavily configurable wine is, does anyone know of a work around for this kind of situation.

12/28/2019 22:54:11 CEST

I managed to run the default Windows 7 games on Linux. They run well enough to be playable
URL: https://i.redd.it/y9u9mur5xf741.png
12/28/2019 22:15:33 CEST

KDE competition for Plasma 5.18's wallpaper and for the best promotional videos. Prizes include goodies and three (3!) TUXEDO computers (one of which is a Gaming Computer - i7, 16GB RAM, 250GB NVMe SSD, 2TB HDD &amp; Nvidia GTX1050Ti)
URL: /r/kde/comments/ecdfg3/kde_competition_for_plasma_518s_wallpaper_and_for/
12/28/2019 22:05:04 CEST

Steam / Galatic Battlegrounds

Ive searched everywhere and so much of the info is out of date

I tried to install Steam via Wine and it hangs up after logging in and closes. It created a .desktop exe but other than that im not sure what to do

I am on a Mac running Mojave 10.4.6

I also tried using CrossOver. Steam installed just fine but when i try to play the game star wars: galatic battlegrounds nothing happens

New to this so ANY help is appreciated

12/28/2019 21:47:26 CEST

Why do these issues still exist on the desktop?

1) Out of box sound (on any distro) requires editing the pulse daemon to work correctly over HDMI. If I don't edit this I get 3-5 second sound delay on games.

2) Browsers still don't support hardware acceleration for videos.

3) Dual displays still have serious issues with window placement/full screen games.

4) You can't overclock your monitor with Nvidia. Xrandr just errors out when trying. Have tried some of the workarounds online. I overclock from 60 to 70 hz on Windows.

5) In the case of KDE if you have dual monitors configured below or above the monitor VLC will not display videos at all unless full screen. And when you are full screen half of the video is cut off. Side by side monitors have no issue.

6) Color profiles. You can't go above 8bpc with Nvidia. I'm sure there is some hacky workaround but that's still irritating. It's not just the bpc either - the colors on Linux seem washed out when gaming compared to windows, at least for my setup. I don't know if HDR is even supported on Linux as I haven't tried that yet, but based on the above probably not.

My grips with Linux as a desktop OS are the above and other little quirks. I'm perfectly fine with everything else including gaming. But the stuff above should have been ironed out years ago.

12/28/2019 19:41:39 CEST

Will cyberpunk 2077 have Linux compatibility?

I understand this has been asked before but all the previous posts are more than a year old. So I figured why not ask in case there's been an update. I'm new to Linux so I'm still learning how to get Witcher 1 and 3 to work but I assume it should be the same library as Witcher 3. What are your thoughts? Do you guys know if there will be compatibility or would we have to manually make it work.

12/28/2019 19:39:00 CEST

KungFu Strike (4K) - RX 580 - Mesa 19.2.7
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo6up3csRoE
12/28/2019 19:10:30 CEST

Resident evil 2 audio out if sync

I'm having audio issues with resident evil 2 remake I've successfully installed mfplat and cutscenes and sound effects work fine. I think this is due to my low end 750ti. This protondb report has similar issues on low end hardware and audio issues. https://www.protondb.com/users/2117974917. Might be time to upgrade then as I am unable to run fallen order as well.

12/28/2019 18:33:05 CEST

Developer of Brutal Doom reveals new project: VietDoom; alpha 0.1 already available
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/developer-of-brutal-doom-reveals-new-project-vietdoom-alpha-01-already-available.15679
12/28/2019 18:06:18 CEST

I get an Error while trying to start Jedi the Fallen Order


OS: Arch 5.4.6

Proton: GE-4.21-2

Launchoptions: PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 DXVK_ASYNC=1 %command%

What do i need to do ?

12/28/2019 17:19:17 CEST

Low-End Linux Gaming: Star Conflict [Linux Native] (GT 730M | i5-3230M | 8 GB)
URL: https://youtu.be/2hQqMdDeZVE
12/28/2019 17:16:32 CEST

GB Studio, a free and open source retro adventure game creator
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/gb-studio-a-free-and-open-source-retro-adventure-game-creator.15685
12/28/2019 15:33:29 CEST

Resident Evil 2

I want to buy the game to play it with proton, but the protondb article is a mixed bag, even though it's rated as "gold" there are still folks who report issues even after applying the mfplat workaround, how do I know I won't run into these issues?

Is this a safe game to buy?

12/28/2019 15:31:18 CEST

Which one do you prefer for gaming: Xbox one controller vs DS4(PS4) controller ?

I would like to know which one you linux gaming guys prefer to game on Linux.

12/28/2019 15:15:18 CEST

No Mans Sky - Steam Proton - AMD RX590 - Kubuntu 19.10 Crashs so badly - i have to power cycle the machine.

Several months ago - played the game with this same GPU, and Desktop (older ubuntu release) There were Updates over the Holidays to the game, and steam, and tried again.

The game will load and run for several minuets up to an hour (cant find any logic to when it crashes) , but eventually there will be a crash so badly, the video card basically shuts off , the cooling fan on the video card will kick into high , the games audio will keep playing. The Monitor will show No signal. Alt-ctrl-F# to get to the consoles will not work (or at least i cant see anything)

It gets slightly weirder...

I can ssh in, the system is functioning, i try to kill the steam, and wine processes, system display will not recover, the game audio will stop. I then use the reboot command, ssh disconnects, the system 'seems' to reboot. but actually hangs. I have to then manually power cycle the PC.

Looking at some of the log files (dmesg output) i see the following.

Full Log. (well 500 lines) https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/HMgpQfwJC3/

Snippits from the log messages.

[19363.429698] amdgpu 0000:01:00.0: GPU reset begin!
[19363.429771] amdgpu: [powerplay] 
                last message was failed ret is 65535
[19363.429772] amdgpu: [powerplay] 
                failed to send message 261 ret is 65535 
[19363.429773] amdgpu: [powerplay] 


[19367.771575] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:47:crtc-0] flip_done timed out
[19378.011585] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [PLANE:45:plane-5] flip_done timed out

[19383.039598] [drm:atom_op_jump [amdgpu]] *ERROR* atombios stuck in loop for more than 5secs aborting
[19383.039632] [drm:amdgpu_atom_execute_table_locked [amdgpu]] *ERROR* atombios stuck executing DA8C (len 824, WS 0, PS 0) @ 0xDC0C
[19383.039662] [drm:amdgpu_atom_execute_table_locked [amdgpu]] *ERROR* atombios stuck executing D946 (len 326, WS 0, PS 0) @ 0xDA36
[19383.039711] [drm:dce110_link_encoder_disable_output [amdgpu]] *ERROR* dce110_link_encoder_disable_output: Failed to execute VBIOS command table!
[19383.039712] ------------[ cut here ]------------


[19383.039803] Hardware name: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. G11CD/G11CD, BIOS 0802 02/03/2016
[19383.039806] Workqueue: events drm_sched_job_timedout [gpu_sched]
[19383.039854] RIP: 0010:dce110_link_encoder_disable_output+0x171/0x180 [amdgpu]
[19383.039855] Code: 41 5c 41 5d 5d c3 e8 5e d9 08 d6 48 c7 c6 80 1d d1 c0 48 c7 c7 e8 d3 d7 c0 e8 fb 74 94 ff 48 c7 c7 80 d3 d7 c0 e8 12 bc 0f d6 <0f> 0b eb be 66 66 2e 0f 1f 84 00 00 00 00 00 0f 1f 44 00 00 55 48
[19383.039855] RSP: 0018:ffffad5f02c27630 EFLAGS: 00210246
[19383.039856] RAX: 0000000000000024 RBX: 0000000000000004 RCX: 0000000000000006
[19383.039857] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000200082 RDI: ffff9c84e6317440
[19383.039860] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000fffe0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
[19383.039861] Call Trace:
[19383.039906]  core_link_disable_stream+0xc0/0x380 [amdgpu]
[19383.039954]  dce110_reset_hw_ctx_wrap+0xd2/0x230 [amdgpu]
[19383.039998]  dce110_apply_ctx_to_hw+0x4f/0x580 [amdgpu]
[19383.040045]  ? dm_pp_apply_display_requirements+0x1de/0x200 [amdgpu]
[19383.040091]  ? dce11_pplib_apply_display_requirements+0x240/0x250 [amdgpu]
[19383.040137]  ? dce112_update_clocks+0x95/0xf0 [amdgpu]
[19383.040181]  dc_commit_state_no_check+0x228/0x580 [amdgpu]
[19383.040183]  ? vsnprintf+0x39e/0x4e0
[19383.040229]  dc_commit_state+0x96/0xb0 [amdgpu]
[19383.040275]  amdgpu_dm_atomic_commit_tail+0x3bf/0xfb0 [amdgpu]
[19383.040276]  ? msg_print_text+0x10b/0x270
[19383.040277]  ? up+0x37/0x70
[19383.040279]  ? __irq_work_queue_local+0x57/0x60
[19383.040280]  ? irq_work_queue+0x43/0x50
[19383.040281]  ? wake_up_klogd+0x34/0x40
[19383.040281]  ? vprintk_emit+0x183/0x280
[19383.040282]  ? vprintk_default+0x29/0x50
[19383.040283]  ? vprintk_func+0x4c/0xbc
[19383.040284]  ? printk+0x58/0x6f


I keep trying every time there is a system update, steam update, or game update, with the same issue.

I have never seen a crash this bad or weird on this system.

Any suggestions?

I will mention that this is the Only game that seems to crash the system, Monster Hunters World - has been rock solid. Will try other games and see if anything else has a similar issue.

Thanks for any insight.

12/28/2019 14:56:34 CEST

Wine 5 rc3 is our with some bug fixing
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wine-Staging-5.0-RC3
12/28/2019 14:31:12 CEST

Problem starting Classic WoW with Lutris / Manjaro

Hi, I'm new around here,

I've been trying to install Classic World Of Warcraft, but it has been a headache for me.

When I click on "Play" it simply does nothing, being in the launcher.

This is the error output:

Running /usr/bin/wine /home/samsara/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/World of Warcraft/_classic_/World of Warcraft Launcher.exe

Object moved

Object moved to http://www.blizzard.com/404">here.

Object moved

Object moved to http://www.blizzard.com/404">here.

Object moved

Object moved to http://www.blizzard.com/404">here.

Waiting on children

Waiting on children

Waiting on children

2019-12-28 08:39:48,424: Unable to read stat for process 30374

2019-12-28 08:39:48,433: Unable to read stat for process 30374

Waiting on children

2019-12-28 08:39:49,989: Unable to read stat for process 30390

2019-12-28 08:39:49,989: Unable to read stat for process 30390

2019-12-28 08:39:49,989: Unable to read stat for process 30388

2019-12-28 08:39:49,989: Unable to read stat for process 30388

Waiting on children

libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found

libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

X Error of failed request: GLXBadContext

Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)

Minor opcode of failed request: 6 (X_GLXIsDirect)

Serial number of failed request: 219

Current serial number in output stream: 218

Waiting on children

2019-12-28 08:40:05,447: Unable to read stat for process 30484

2019-12-28 08:40:05,447: Unable to read stat for process 30484

Waiting on children

Btw my old setup:

AMD Athlon X2 240

Nvidia GeForce 9500GT

Manjaro 18.1.4

I have followed Lutris' guide, and I continue with the same problem.

Need help, please.

12/28/2019 13:44:53 CEST


I've just bought the game but every time i launch it I see a black screen and the cursor from the game for a second then it closes.
I have a vega64 gpu
Ryzen 7 3800X cpu
16GB of ram
and I run Ubuntu 18.04 or if you will the LTS version of Ubuntu

12/28/2019 12:38:16 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJI9yW46H1A
12/28/2019 12:29:58 CEST



Hello again.

Two days ago was released a new version of this more advanced driver (0.2). If you don't know take a look to this other reddit post:


The new features are the following (copy/paste)::

This release improves over the first one by providing a much more faithful FF. It fixes some timing problems that should improve timing precission and avoid some problems. It should also provide best latencies on any situation. There's also some new features useful for user configuration tools.

The detailed changes:

-Fixed synchronism error that could cause higher latencies due to sending commands too fast.

-Avoided queueing of URB packets in the kernel which could produce high latencies and the error "output queue full".

-Added timer modes to dynamically adjust the period to different situations and get the best latencies.

-Added high resolution timers to improve precission of effects.

-Default timer period has gone from 4 to 2 ms.

-SYSFS entries for gain and autocenter (read/write).

-Global and application gain. Applications will have their own gain setting and won't override the global user setting.

-Gain now applies also to conditional effects. It was only working for the non-conditional effects.

You can download the lastest release code from:



12/28/2019 12:17:56 CEST


So i can get into star citizen and get into the ptu fine but if crashes once there is heaps of geometry like the lutris description says, ive changed my vm memory map to the recommended value from the lutris description but it still crashes after ram has gone up too 5GB, anyone got any ideas?

12/28/2019 12:07:21 CEST


Hello folks,

I do some tryhard switch to manjaro to test it out for gaming. I want to switch because privacy and easy controlling. I must say, that was a nightmare and hard try.

I have highend system with 9990k and 2080ti. Which problems I had?

  1. USB Soundcard not working. Fixes in the Internet are around which I should change some values in document with terminal. I wasted three hours to test it out and it not works. Maybe I doing some false. Terminal is a nightmare as windows user.
  2. I doesnt know where the drivers are installed to? Do I have the actual Nvidia driver or not. Manjaro says yes. When I play a simple game over Lutris I got 35 fps and stuttering gameplay. No fun at all.
  3. After three weeks Lutris popped out some weird errors with wine prefix etc.


For me as newbie in Linux I regret it for try switching to Linux. Its not easy at all. Everyone talks about how smooth it works etc. Thats not helpful at all. Some error pop out which are not googleable. So I cant profite from Linux. Thats sad.

12/28/2019 10:30:14 CEST


So i was trying to download League of legends on ubuntu but lutris keeps crashing when i try to open it so i thought going for windows 10 vm?

So my question is will it perform well? I got r5 1400 (4c 8t) and rx 560, I got option to set vm to utilise 4 cores because it sees it as 8c cpu but I'm not sure if i should do that ?

I'm posting this here because I'm open to other suggestions on installing League.

12/28/2019 09:44:59 CEST

URL: https://i.redd.it/tb8qdr9ia4741.gif
12/28/2019 09:22:27 CEST


Hey I'm new to this whole wine thing and was looking to play a few windows games but have an error with directx11 not being installed is it possible to do so for mac?

12/28/2019 09:13:38 CEST


Hello! I have a MacBook Pro (Late 2015) and I am running MacOS 10.14.6 mojave. I am not really a computer geek and I downloaded the latest version of wine and whenever I try to run a .exe file game I see a tab popping up and then closing immediately. If you have some time please help! Thank you!

12/28/2019 07:58:46 CEST


First time posting, so not a lot of experience. Guys, I've been thinking about the EA problem. And I thought: "well, wine had the same problem with DirectX, until DXVK, so why don't use VAC or any other Open Source Anticheat system, for making the translation of callbacks?" I know some C/C++, so I could help with this kind of project, but, it's even possible?

12/28/2019 07:28:34 CEST


I prefer to use esdf instead of wasd (for reasons that are not the point of this post). I haven't played Goat Sim for about 2 years, and it was on Windows. I rebound my keys just fine.

I am trying to play again, and all keys rebind fine except one: E. It's bound to "lick", and I want it bound to "move forward". I have W now bound to "lick". So, I just want my W and E keybinds swapped from the default to my preference.

Sadly, both W and E just lick. So, I cannot actually move forward. I can move side to side and backward, I can jump, I can pretty much do anything... except move forward.

I found this post (https://steamcommunity.com/app/265930/discussions/0/2653115517060110775/) and checked out my .ini options (/home/[username]/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/GoatSimulator/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini) which didn't change anything except reset all the keybinds to default. I first noticed a "Linux" folder, and clicked around on the files there, but they all seem to refer to other folders I either cannot find or am unaware of. The LinuxInput.ini file simply states


Anyone have any recommendations?

12/28/2019 05:54:35 CEST

12/28/2019 05:00:40 CEST


Anyone able to run league of legends on pure Debian ?

I was able to run it perfectly on POP OS using Lutris, with Debian the launcher works perfectly but the game doesn't start.

12/28/2019 04:35:36 CEST


Just wondering if anyone has this issue, half my games don't quit cleanly and I'm left with the last thing rendered stuck on screen and need to kill the process manually.

Once upon a time I had a command that was like $pid wait null %command% something something something and that worked most the time but I lost it.

Anyone got a inline killcommand for these problems? this is also a issue with lutris.

12/28/2019 04:15:25 CEST


everytime i try opening the rockstar launcher after installing it, there's this message "no file provided", does anyone know how to fix it?

12/28/2019 02:24:08 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YvUT57cK9A
12/28/2019 00:36:05 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YvUT57cK9A
12/28/2019 00:34:40 CEST


The Wine development release 5.0-rc3 is now available.




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


- Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.


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 5.0-rc3 (total 46):


11633 Blood 2: The Chosen Launcher audio bug 11998 NEXON client installers using embedded IE browser control: buttons don't respond to click (Lunia Senki, Combat Arms, War Rock) 12675 Lego Racers crashes trying to play videos when Indeo 5 codec is not installed 12941 International Football 2000: crashes when launching in Direct3D mode 14901 MoveFile fails when used to recase some letters of the filename 17766 Empire Earth crashes on start without native directmusic 21218 Pac-Man All Stars: Story Mode starts with page fault on read access 21715 Blitz3d demo version can't show samples 21791 3D Rad demo "BeltBall" full screen display shows as tiny black rectangle 22278 swkotor crashes on videos 23002 Dynamic HTML Editor unusable due to screen refresh problem 23525 Daytona USA Evolutions: some text/graphics are black, should be colored 24740 Trinklet Supreme crashes on startup 24946 uTorrent 2.2.0 hangs on startup (FD_WRITE event is reported over and over in WSAEnumNetworkEvents for a bound UDP socket) 26566 Gabriel Knight 3: visual glitches in DirectDraw HAL mode 27525 Active Worlds 5.x/6.x shows 3D-world view/window separated from main window (embedded browser control) 31562 crash in mmdevapi/MMDevCol_GetCount() using lithtech game engine. 33829 explorer.exe crashes with simsun.ttc in non-english locale 33908 Undercover: Operation Wintersun demo freezes on start 34232 Rigs of Rods: dropdown menus have too small height 34383 BoulderDashPortal does not start 35412 wine's cmd fails on if not exist foo\nul 35613 Foxit Reader 6.12: 'Show Certificate' button is greyed out after failure to validate digital signature 36878 You Don't Know Jack V1 XL: Not possible to accept license agreement in installer 37574 Everyday Shooter -- crackling/popping sound 37900 Xara Photo Graphic Designer 2013 (8.1.1) crashes on startup 39084 Simpsons Hit & Run regression: fullscreen glitching 39809 Empires: Dawn of the Modern World crash on startup 41619 Lego Racers: crashes when moving the mouse 43115 Metal Slug 1, X, 3 (GOG.com) fail to start 43368 HashMyFiles: Drag & Drop from native File Managers (Dolphin, Nautilus, ...) does not work 44019 Stud.io: parts not showing in the Building Palette 44062 Hedgewars 0.9.23 crashes on start 44773 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean DEMO crashes on startup 44798 New Bugs on Epic Games 45608 Flintest: Garbled Text 47428 mouse input skipping / jitter in conjunction with xf86-video-amdgpu in almost every game 47484 winetricks -q dotnet20sp1 fails when compiled with mingw (failure to relocate PE builtin ngen.exe) 47710 objidl.h contains invalid C++ 47969 Taiga: Crashes on changing the grouping in seasons 48141 Total Commander: launching of native linux commands for file associations is broken 48180 Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Icons in inventory are invisible 48324 cl.exe fails to compile valid code with float constant due to error C2177: constant too big 48349 Steam doesn't display main window 48350 TrackMania Forever: Dialog after running the ingame benchmark doesn't show up 48358 Dell Latitude E6440 BIOS updater crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.KeSetImportanceDpc

12/28/2019 00:00:00 CEST


I often forget what /r/linux_gaming acronyms stand for, so started collecting them.
There are likely mistakes, can you suggest any corrections?
Any important acronyms missing?

ACO         = Valve's shader compiler to improve performance on AMD cards.  
AMDGPU      = Linux kernel's open-source driver for AMD GPUs.   
AMDGPU-PRO  = AMD's proprietary graphics driver.  
AMDVLK      = AMD's open-source Vulkan Driver.  
CEMU        = Wii U emulator, is slosed-sourced.  /r/cemu 
D3D9        = ???   
D9VK        = A Direct3D (version 9) to Vulkan layer using the DXVK backend.  
Direct3D    = MicroSoft's proprietary Graphics API, currently at version 12.  
Dolphin     = Emulator for Nintendo GameCube and Wii.  /r/dolphinEmulator  
DosBox      = Emulator for MS-DOS games.  /r/dosbox  
DRM         = Direct Render Manager API is a Linux kernel subsystem for controlling GPUs.  
DXVK        = Vulkan-based implementation of D3D9, D3D10 and D3D11.  Part of Proton?  
EGL         = Nvidia API, used with a Wayland desktop.  
FAudio      = Emulator for Microsoft's XAudio.  
Feral       = Feral Interactive, a company that ports games to Linux.  
FreeSync    = AMD's implementartion of VESA's adaptive sync rate.  
Gallium9    = Intel driver?  
GE          = Glorious Eggroll, a YouTuber who works on Wine.  
Godot       = Free and open-source 2D/3D game engine, being ported to Vulkan. /r/godot   
GOG         = Good Old Games, sells DRM-free games (so no Steam keys).  /r/gog  
GSYNC       = Nvidia's proprietary tech for adaptive sync monitors, now sorta works with FreeSync.    
Khronos     = Khronos Group, a non-profit consortium for royalty-free open-source APIs.  
LFC         = Low Framerate Compensation, a nice to have feature on adaptive sync monitors.  
Lutris      = Game launcher for Linux, see /r/Lutris  
MAME        = Emulator for classic arcade games, see /r/MAME  
Mantle      = AMD project, low-overhead API for 3D games. Discontinued and became Vulkan.  
Metal       = Apple's proprietary graphics API.  
Mesa        = OpenGL & Vulkan driver, see www.mesa3d.org  
MoltenVK    = ???   
Nouveau     = Linux kernel's open-source driver for Nvidia GPUs.  
OBS         = Open Broadcaster Software, alows open-source streaming and recording.   
OpenCL      = Open Computing Language, intended for parallel computing, not gaming.  
OpenGL      = Open Graphics Library from 1992, being replaced by Vulkan.  
PCSX2       = Sony PlayStation 2 emulator.  
Proton      = Steam's custom version of Wine.  
ProtonDB    = Tracks games that work in Steam Play, see www.protondb.com  
RADV        = Mesa's Open-source Vulkan driver for AMD cards, competes with AMDVLK.  
RPCS3       = Sony PlayStation 3 emulator.  
SPIR-V      = Language for parallel computing, part of OpenCL & Vulkan, not gaming related.  
Steam Play  = Valve's marketing name for running Windows games with Proton in Steam.  /r/SteamPlay
SteamOS     = Valve's custom version of Debian Linux for Steam Machines.  /r/SteamOS  
ScummVM     = Emulator for classic point-and-click adventure games. /r/ScummVM  
Unity       = A cross-platform game engine for Linux, Windows and MacOS.  
VFIO        = A virtual machine with "near-bare-metal" access to GPU, see: r/VFIO  
VKD3D       = 3D graphics library built on Vulkan with an API similar to MicroSoft's Direct3D 12.  
Vulkan      = Khronos Groups low-level graphics API, which reduces load on CPU.  /r/vulkan  
Whitelist   = Valve's list of officially supported SteamPlay games, here https://steamdb.info/app/891390  
Wine        = Translates a game's Windows API calls to Linux API.  /r/wine_gaming  
WineStaging = Cutting-edge Wine, supposed to have better game support.   
WineTricks  = A program make installing wine apps and fonts easier.  
Wayland     = Protocol for Linux desktop server/client communication, intended to replace Xorg.  
Xorg        = Traditional display server for the Linux desktop.  
XWayland    = Runs an Xorg only program inside a Wayland desktop.  
Yuzu        = Nintendo Switch emulator, see yuzu-emu.org
12/27/2019 23:10:25 CEST



Hello all ! I recently acquired some games in the Epic games store and I wanted to play them. I installed the Epic store via lutris and I wanted to know if it was possible to install and play games from it.

Thanks :)

12/27/2019 22:43:26 CEST


This question is not uncommon but searching for a reliable answer has been difficult. All of the old threads I've found leaves me with an impression that the answers are coming from unreliable and not very knowledgeable sources.

I'm planning on purchasing a new laptop and I intend on installing either Manjaro or Ubuntu on it. Should I be focusing on Intel or AMD for hardware? Does it matter for processor or should I not care and aim for the best deal? The more important question is Nvidia or AMD for graphics? Which offer better drivers with today's hardware? I'm new to Linux and not an expert so compatibility is a huge deal for me. Any help from anyone knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Please lead me on the right path before I make a purchase.

12/27/2019 22:39:03 CEST

URL: https://youtu.be/Eb2uKRFyENc
12/27/2019 22:38:15 CEST


Hello friends, I'm experiencing some weird audio issue when using any wine application. This includes launching games through steam proton, lutris, or even through my DE applications menu. This has not always been the case, so I'd like to figure out what has changed and how to solve it.


-Launch any WINE application

-Have a native application open on second monitor that has audio (Music, video streams, browser, etc.)

-Audio for the WINE application is fine, but the audio for any native applications becomes sped up & higher pitch

I suspect that this is because WINE is setting a different bitrate (48000hz) vs the rest of the linux system staying at a different bitrate (44100hz). My audio interface is capable of both, and I've had this happen in windows before due to different settings across different programs. Any idea how I can change the default bitrate of WINE applications to match my system?

12/27/2019 22:16:14 CEST


This morning, all of my games were working fine. Then, all of a sudden, DOOM crashed and I tried to start it again. The game started to a black screen and stayed that way until I killed the process.

GTA V stalls when trying to connect to rockstar services.

Other games start and do absolutely nothing.

Native Linux games work fine.

I don't know why this is happening, and starting steam in a terminal and looking at the output yielded no useful information.

I'm running Arch Linux x86_64. If anyone knows why this is happening, or if anyone else is having the same issue, please tell me, although I haven't found a single thread online about anything like this.

12/27/2019 22:10:50 CEST


Hello everyone. Ive been messing around trying to get Distant Worlds: Universe to work in wine, without any success. Normally Id call it a day, its a weird old windows game, and Im not very good at using wine. But Id really like to play this on Linux. And this person on winehq says they got it working. Although I have no idea how to use wine 1.7.44 (the version of wine in the link) and I am using the GOG version of DWU so maybe one of those is the problem? I probably should stop, but I figured I may as well ask if anyone here has ideas. Thanks.

12/27/2019 21:47:41 CEST




Rocket League should run at 100+ FPS for me since it's known to be a lightweight game. For some reason, I get like 40 FPS in game with both native and Proton with D9VK enabled. Also, in the native version, Steam Input doesn't realise that I'm in game, which means that Proton is my best option.

Here's an inxi -Fxxxza:

System:    Host: JamesPC-Linux Kernel: 5.5.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0 
           parameters: \\vmlinuz-5.5-x86_64 ro cryptdevice=UUID=89690084-ec62-4500-b9ed-7a782a8f3b77:cryptroot:allow-discards 
           root=/dev/mapper/linux--ssd-primary initrd=\initramfs-5.5-x86_64.img 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.17.4 tk: Qt 5.14.0 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170M-PLUS v: Rev X.0x serial:  UEFI: American Megatrends v: 3805 
           date: 05/16/2018 
Battery:   Device-1: sony_controller_battery_a4:ae:11:66:22:18 model: N/A serial: N/A charge: N/A status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-6600K bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S family: 6 model-id: 5E (94) 
           stepping: 3 microcode: C2 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28009 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled 
           Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT disabled 
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
           Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT disabled 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5700 / 5700 XT] driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
           bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 1002:731f 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.6 driver: amdgpu FAILED: ati unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa 
           compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD NAVI10 (DRM 3.36.0 5.5.0-1-MANJARO LLVM 9.0.0) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.3.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a170 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.1 
           chip ID: 1002:ab38 
           Device-3: Sennheiser Sennheiser Main Audio type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 1-12:7 
           chip ID: 1395:005d serial:  
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.5.0-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82574L Gigabit Network vendor: Hewlett-Packard NC112T single Port Server driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k 
           port: d000 bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 8086:10d3 
           IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:  
           IF-ID-1: tap0 state: down mac:  
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.40 TiB used: 231.86 GiB (9.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM001-1ER164 size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial:  rev: CC26 scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Drevo model: X1 Pro 512GB size: 476.94 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial:  rev: 2A0 scheme: GPT 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: MZHPV128HDGM-00000 size: 119.24 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial:  rev: 500Q scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 468.00 GiB size: 459.65 GiB (98.22%) used: 231.79 GiB (50.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1 
           ID-2: /boot raw size: 512.0 MiB size: 511.0 MiB (99.80%) used: 74.9 MiB (14.7%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.43 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
           dev: /dev/dm-2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 50 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1124 
Info:      Processes: 232 Uptime: 1h 40m Memory: 15.58 GiB used: 3.14 GiB (20.1%) Init: systemd v: 242 Compilers: gcc: 9.2.0 
           clang: 9.0.0 Shell: zsh v: 5.7.1 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.37
12/27/2019 20:46:49 CEST


The game causes my whole computer to freeze when the xbox login prompt should be showing up.

I'm using the latest version of proton-ge (which supposedly has patches to fix this)

Even built it myself and that made no difference.

I'm on manjaro if that helps.

12/27/2019 20:27:08 CEST



Hey, after some issues I've finally managed to get Hearthstone running in Lutris.

I now run into the issue that, as soon as i tab out of the game window and back in. the game is instantly frozen and all I can do is close the window. Has anyone experienced this issue before and can help me out?

side note: for some reason I am unable to enable DXVK in the Hearthstone configuration in Lutris. whenever I enable it and save it's disabled again upon re-opening the settings.

I'm Running Linux Mint 19.3

thanks in advance for any help

12/27/2019 19:44:22 CEST


Hey, after some issues I've finally managed to get Hearthstone running in Lutris.

I now run into the issue that, as soon as i tab out of the game window and back in. the game is instantly frozen and all I can do is close the window. Has anyone experienced this issue before and can help me out?

side note: for some reason I am unable to enable DXVK in the Hearthstone configuration in Lutris. whenever I enable it and save it's disabled again upon re-opening the settings.

thanks in advance for any help

12/27/2019 19:43:28 CEST

URL: https://youtu.be/qa1d6uOUs4w
12/27/2019 19:26:06 CEST


What Linux distro would you suggest for gaming? I am a newbie but up for the challenge

12/27/2019 19:08:25 CEST


I'm having trouble getting good performance out of my RX 580 on Xubuntu 18.04, using AMDGPU-Pro. I should mention I need the Pro version because I use OpenCL sometimes.

When playing KSP, I am noticing poor framerate(20-30FPS) regardless of graphical settings. The GPU is barely breaking a sweat(only around 10% utilization) but there's an Xorg process using 100% of one core. This also causes my window manager(xfce) to behave sluggishly until I close KSP. This issue does not occur when I uninstall AMDGPU-Pro and install AMDGPU (non-pro).

Also, in GTAV, I am noticing the same symptoms. In the settings, it is showing that I only have 512MB of VRAM.

My Xorg log shows that it is correctly loading the amdgpu driver.

Thanks in advance!

12/27/2019 17:46:44 CEST


I'm on Kubuntu 19.10 and I wonder if it's possible to record stuff on OBS with hardware encoding. I've looked for solutions online but none of them helped. My graphics card is an AMD Radeon R9 270X.

12/27/2019 17:37:10 CEST


Hounds Of Valor demo is a Unity3D 3rd person action platform game. Runs really well in Wine with DXVK



How we got it to run: http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/threads/hounds-of-valor-guide.2944/

12/27/2019 13:45:04 CEST


Is it possible to play Arma 3 Roleplay with Task Force Radio on Proton?
I have found some post about it and they say something about you have to run it in the same prefix, but i can't seem to figure out how to do it.

12/27/2019 13:30:09 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQCjjss2-Hw
12/27/2019 13:28:34 CEST



I'm trying to open .dll file on mac via win but im unsuccessful. How can I make it work? Could someone help me please?

Here's the file https://imorph.xyz/msi/iMorph.dll

12/27/2019 10:06:07 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJINS-ehWaU
12/27/2019 09:56:29 CEST

12/27/2019 09:23:19 CEST



It would appear that there maybe a Linux specific issue with Google Stadia on Linux.

Basically last night my buddies and I tested it on 4 laptops running assorted distros. The laptops ranged from XP13 to a Thinkpad. On wifi then on a wired connection.

It seems like while Stadia works on our desktop PC's on the same connections. Consistently all the laptops have odd stuttering or latency issues.

The Intel graphics should have no effect on Stadia performance as all laptops are quite capable of running YouTube smoothly and at a good resolution.

I figured I would ask here to see if other people are having this issue.

(Please don't turn this into a "I hate Stadia", "Thats not linux gaming" or "game ownership" conversation. while all these points are no doubt valid I'm just looking to see if anyone has some more info for me on this problem.)

12/27/2019 08:19:06 CEST


Hello everyone, excited to be here!

I am finally going to attempt to switch from Windows 10 to Linux. I use my computer for a large number of things. I do a bit of self-hosting and use Ubuntu Server in a number of VM's, so I am a little familiar with the Linux ecosystem.

I've read the 'Migration to Linux in 2020' guide and I still have a few questions; Is Ubuntu 18.04.03 the recommended OS for me to replace Windows with? I have an i7-7700K and a 1080ti in case that's relevant and I currently play Red Dead Redemption 2, Dead By Daylight and Deep Rock Galactic. I also use my computer for multi-media, occasionally making videos with Sony Vegas and editing photos in Photoshop. Can anyone recommend me some good substitutes? I also enjoy using desktop customisation software like the animated wallpapers offered by 'Wallpaper Engine' is there a substitute for this that I can use or will I be stuck with static wallpapers? I'm also a fan on this other software I have on my windows that changes my Windows theme from light to dark alongside the time of the day, can Linux do this too? Finally, I use headphones & 5.1 speakers with my PC that I easily switch between by hitting a hotkey in Windows with the software 'Sound Switch' can I do this in Linux too?

Thank you for your time :)

12/27/2019 08:08:42 CEST



I'm getting really bad stuttering with jedi fallen order I also have a 750ti which probably dosen't cut it in 2019 im more than due for an upgrade .I also get low fps in other newer titles I'm using wine 4.21 latest dxvk and have enabled fsync. Other games like assassins Creed unity through lutris and The Evil Within run fine these are also older games. The stuttering could just be to dxvk caching shaders but its really bad like 10-11 fps in the opening area even on the lowest settings so maybe I should upgrade. Ive seen videos of people on windows running the game fine though.

12/27/2019 07:06:16 CEST


My PC spec is Arch Linux, AMD Ryzen 3 2200g, 18GB RAM, RX 580 8GB, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD,

So recently I bought Sekiro and ran it via Steam Proton. And I gotta say, performance sucks. Big scenes are around 26 to over 30 fps a lil bit. Boss fights are 60 fps since there isn't much to render. I experimentally changed settings to lowest and performance is still the same. Meanwhile my brother PC is a Pentium with a GTX 1050Ti 4GB and he runs Sekiro 40 - 50 fps throughout the game. So I'm thinking maybe it's due compatibility software (Proton), CPU has more works and some how it degrades performance so bad. I checked on ProtonDB and people reported having fantastic performance.

What's your take on this?

12/27/2019 06:44:39 CEST


12/27/2019 04:32:30 CEST


Wine automatically adds a drive letter D:\ for my CD-Drive (/dev/sr0).

I can't find something to disable this. Any ideas?

12/27/2019 04:21:43 CEST



I'm running Amazon Games on Linux through Wine 4.20 (Staging) ... But... whenever I try to install a game, it gets stuck on Download Pending. And in the terminal, this gets spammed:

fixme:winhttp:request_set_option unimplemented option 89

Here is my dll's installed by winetricks:


Btw, Im using RegataOS (OpenSUSE Leap)


12/27/2019 03:13:06 CEST


I have dual monitor setup with Linux Mint installed.. the one screen is of laptop and other is 14" monitor. I set monitor as an primary but whenever I open game it randomly opens like when I open steam from laptop screen, game opens on monitor screen. But when I minimize the game and reopen it it again open to laptop monitor. I can move to other monitor but due to the mismatch of resolution the clicking wont work.. so any way to open game in always same monitor??
I mostly play steam games i.e. CSGO

So may be any launch option.. or any way...!!

12/27/2019 03:06:13 CEST





So I recently installed GTA 5 using the Lutris installer, the game launches fine however when I try to load story mode it crashes sending me back to the launcher.

Does anyone know any tweaks I could use to get this working?

I tried different DX10/11 versions from within the game as well as different WINE wrappers but to no avail.

Just to clarify, I am using the default scripts included with the Lutris install.

12/27/2019 01:22:58 CEST


My Manjaro installation imploded yesterday, and rather than trying to fix it amongst a host of other issues, I decided to change it up and dive back into Ubuntu after 4 years. I've had at least 3 or 4 other distros running Steam and downloading everything just fine over the years, but HOW is Ubuntu still plagued with this problem?

I'm literally just opening and closing steam so I can get my 15 MB/s download for 5 seconds since it's faster than bubbling between 0 and 600 kb/s

Ubuntu 18.04.3

12/27/2019 00:26:46 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ais69Ze0lo
12/26/2019 21:39:30 CEST

URL: https://i.redd.it/0i93j4e8u0741.jpg
12/26/2019 19:31:45 CEST



This game isn't popular, but i want to run native windows version.

Installed from playOnLinux. Launcher works normally. But game crashed when i click "Start game" in launcher.

Crash log https://pastebin.com/QZsEKsYV

Ubuntu 19.10, Wine 5.0-RC2

12/26/2019 18:52:40 CEST


When I search online, most things say that it cannot be done, however, I think that recently primus_vk allows it. I'm wondering if anyone has got it to work. I am trying to run the witcher 3. I've tried Nvidia-xrun but that boots into a black screen.

12/26/2019 16:35:29 CEST


I have Baldr Sky installed and it works using proton. Is it possible to run config tool StartupTool.exe? If i try to run it using proton from terminal with env. variables set OR add it to steam and run from there the utility opens but window size is 0x0 / doesnt show up.

12/26/2019 15:45:43 CEST


One of my favourite games Jet Set Radio is a Windows exclusive, any way to play on linux? I'm using Crouton on a Chromebook and i've tried directly using Wine and PlayOnLinux.

12/26/2019 15:38:01 CEST

URL: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/godot
12/26/2019 09:58:18 CEST


I'm a firm believer in DRM-free policies, so I like to support GOG where I can. However, with the festive sales across the board this year, I've been hard pressed; Steam's regional sale prices and ongoing Linux initiatives have made them a serious contender in vying for my wallet.

I made the point of trying to pick up a couple of games that had native Linux support this year, and did a price comparison exercise. While I won't mention all the games here, I did come up with some interesting observations.

1) When sales are on, for US-based customers there is zero-cost in picking up DRM-free copies instead of Steam. For example, Where The Water Tastes Like Wine+OST costs exactly the same on Steam as it does on GOG atm, DRM-free. Supporting DRM-free therefore has no cost impact for US-based customers, so the value-proposition must lie in the service provided.

2) For market's outside the US, Valve's real value-proposition is regional pricing. In many cases, buying the DRM-free version from GOG is usually between half and a third MORE expensive than buying the same from Steam. Using the above example with Water Tastes Like Wine, the price is nearly doubled on GOG for me.

3) The other aspect I'm considering is that Valve is actually contributing to the Linux ecosystem on multiple fronts, while GOG... isn't. Their clients are Windows only and for the most part they same to be avoiding Linux (although some of their latest retro releases, like Bladerunner, actually do have Linux support).

TL;DR The same batch of Linux-native games I want to pick up on sale will cost $80 on Steam, while going GOG for DRM-free will cost me $110.

How much of a premium are you be willing to pay for DRM-free games? Is it even important to you? Would you consider it more important to support a company that provides DRM-free options vs a company that is bolstering the Linux ecosystem, albeit primarly to run Windows titles?

12/26/2019 09:10:48 CEST


So, I know there's likely not much interest here; but recently Postal 4: No Regerts was released on Steam and GoG as an "early access" title. Being a fan of Running With Scissors, I emailed them and asked about Linux support, seeing as how all their previous games were available for Linux (with the exception of Postal III, which isn't quite theirs, and they officially disavow it and ask you not to buy it). Postal 4 currently has no Linux build so I figured I'd send them an email and ask. This was the response I got

HI Jianmin_Tao,

We will for sure support Linux with a native build as we have all our past games! To be clear though - it's not just a tick of a box, many things break when exporting to Linux (we did try) and will need special consideration, and for this reason, we'll be waiting until we hit the final 1.0 release until we tackle that beast. For the time being, we're hearing reports that P4 works pretty well under proton.

Thanks for the support!


I'd also like to just take a moment and talk about Running With Scissors as devs; because I think they often get overlooked. For those unaware, Running With Scissors is the developer behind the Postal series of games. Postal is a series known for its over the top violence and crude, offensive humor. For example, in Postal 2, if you have a shotgun and need a silencer, you can just pick up a stray cat and uhh... put it on the end of the shotgun. Cops don't like you shooting people, feel free to urinate on them. These are both some of the more minor instances of the crude and offensive humor in these games. Say what you will about that, I'm not here to judge that, nor is that what this thread is about. What I WOULD like to talk about, is the fact that Running With Scissors has consistently been an amazing developer, AND an amazing developer to the Linux community. The first Postal game came out in 1997, was also released for Linux (in 2001), is still supported today, AND was open sourced in 2016. Postal 2 came out in 2003, was released for Linux in 2005, is still supported, is still receiving updates, and even had an expansion pack released in 2015. Postal 3 we don't talk about. Then we come to Postal Redux, a remake of the first Postal game; it was released in 2016, for both Windows and Linux, and again, is still being supported, and still receives updates. Postal Redux's existence has not at all negated the original release or support of the original release, like many remakes/remasters do. On top of all of this, Running With Scissors has a long history of being very close to the community around their games. For example, in 2005, there was a survival horror mod released for Postal 2 by the name of Eternal Damnation. Less than a year later, the developers included as part of the official release as part of the "Postal Fudge Pack", a compilation of all the Postal games and expansions released up to that point. Point is, despite how objectionable you might find the quality and content of their games to be, they are amazing developers who deserve recognition and love from the Linux community, and I want to bring them to the attention of anybody who has overlooked them; and implore all of you to buy Postal 4, and give them the support they well and truly deserve.

12/26/2019 07:38:24 CEST


how to poo on a compoota

12/26/2019 07:27:08 CEST


Need to find a key in chapter 4, possible spoliers:

So, I'm in the trashed city, and I already looted the sparkly boxes, and found the NPC in the NW corner, and then I went to the main building. found the locked door, and it says I need a key. I talked to the NPC, and choose not to intimidate them, and to look for it instead. I can't find any other locations, and I think I've ran around the entire border/boundary. Am I going to have to revert to a prior save and intimidate the NPC, or is there someplace that I haven't managed to find yet?

Thanks, hope this is an acceptable post...

12/26/2019 02:55:59 CEST


URL: https://youtu.be/qwEAhHwwuic
12/26/2019 02:07:47 CEST


My ticket:

Promised Linux support then pulled it. I would like a refund as I will not be able to play this to its full extent.


We have reviewed your refund request. We will not be granting a refund at this time. The date of purchase exceeds 2 weeks (our refund policy maximum).

Insurgency: Sandstorm - Playtime: 12 minutes

Purchased: Jan 15 PST

I saw a post on here saying they were taking refunds due to the Linux support pull. Doesn't seem the case if past 2 weeks as a PSA for everyone else. So I'm stuck with an unusable game.

12/26/2019 01:20:08 CEST



I can't find anything on Google or here suggesting that somebody has looked into it.

I have a Pascal GPU, so I see no reason to switch unless performance is substantially better. But as far as I can tell, frames are still being copied over to the iGPU's X session, right? Just like primus.

As far as I can tell, PRIME render offloading is little different than primus, just supported by the vendor. Which is a very nice thing!

12/26/2019 01:01:51 CEST


Hi I run a Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS on a DELL Inspiron laptop, and when I try to load minecraft 1.14.4 it never gets past the preparing faze please help me.

12/25/2019 23:32:40 CEST


Hello there,

i am trying to run Star Wars Battlefront II on my Manjaro Machine. I installed Origin through the Lutris installer and was testing almost any of the newer wine versions. The best result i had was with the 4.21 lutris-wine version where the sound was playing atleast in the background (so it loaded up) but i got no screen. Most of the other wine versions didnt give me anything at all. Did anyone really manage to get it running properly and would mind sharing how he did it?

Thanks in advance!

12/25/2019 23:01:25 CEST


I'm using Kubuntu 19.10 and I need a driver for my graphics card (Radeon R9 270X). I found some driver from AMD's website, but it ended up bootlooping my Kubuntu installation and I had to boot into recovery mode to uninstall it. Could you please help me?

12/25/2019 20:29:44 CEST


I got Hitman: Blood Money from GOG for the holidays, but I cant figure out how to install it and run using Lutris. Does anyone know how, or if it can be done?

12/25/2019 20:27:43 CEST


games where all you have is an exe file work well on wine...but, when it comes to games where you have an exe parallel to folders that contain necessary data, I have no idea how to start them.

Would be grateful if anyone helped me


12/25/2019 19:01:42 CEST


So I am building my new pc I have $3000. I want it to be all amd, but currently I have a nvidia 1080 that I will be using for the GPU. I am going to upgrade the GPU later. So I'm currently looking to get a new CPU ram motherboard. Any suggestions?

12/25/2019 18:07:55 CEST


But has gold rating on protondb?

12/25/2019 18:05:42 CEST


protondb says there's problems with the game, but there's no mention of it not being able to install. I'm getting a recursive error when installing all the .NET stuff.

Googling around landed me here: https://old.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/comments/a2xkta/mscorsvwexe_assert_failure_im_having_trouble/

I followed what was said, deleted ~/Games/steamLibrary/steamapps/compatdata/868520/pfx and used winetricks to install dotnet472. After about 30 minutes of dotnet installations launching again yields this error: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/install/application-not-started?version=(null)&processName=rundll32.exe&platform=0009&osver=5&isServer=0&shimver=4.0.30319.0

Don't know how to proceed.

12/25/2019 16:05:14 CEST


Hello together, yesterday i tried to play FORCED and Castle Crashers with some friends. we connected one stesm controller and 2 DS4 Controllers. The DS4 were connected to one bluetppth dongle and the steam controller had its own one. So one of the ds4s started disconnecting or loosing connection for a short time. So you couldn't control your character and after about 20 seconds, the steam overlay popup told as that the controller is now connected and ready to use. So we switched that controller for an xbox one controller. But after that, the other controller started doing this. Also sometimes the steam controller did disconnect. Any ideas what could be the problem here?

12/25/2019 14:58:44 CEST


Hi I want to buy a new gaming PC and just want to ask if there are any known hardware incompatibilities which could worsen the performance of my pc

12/25/2019 14:48:35 CEST


Alright, folks, the Steam winter sale is on. And comboed with Christmas I'm sure some people have happened upon some Steam gift cards. What're people eying for this sale that work well on Linux? Looking to expand my gaming horizons and would love to see what's catching other people's attention!

12/25/2019 14:34:36 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1ENmWmwE8k
12/25/2019 14:09:26 CEST

12/25/2019 13:45:08 CEST



Hello everyone,

been using Linux for quite a while, but just started gaming on it.

I've been trying out some games, all of them worked just fine. One thing that bugs me is that i can't manage to play some UPlay games in cooperative/online, specifically Far Cry - New Dawn.

I've tried for some days now to make it work, unfortunately with no success. Been getting the same error:

Far Cry New Dawn service is not available.
Please try again later.

Is this a common problem or a problem on my side?

OS: Manjaro
LinuxKERNEL: 4.19.72-rt26-MANJARO
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RAM: 16 GB

12/25/2019 12:44:49 CEST


Hi all.

My friend has recently agreed to do Family Share with me on Steam. I want to be able to download and play Disco Elysium on my Mac. I used to run Windows-only games on Steam by using Wine and running Steam within it.

Today I was able to run it and set up Family Share, but when I restarted Steam and after it updated itself, I got this error message/"fatal error": Steam is no longer supported on your operating system version.

I re-installed Wine Stable and was able to install Windows Steam as well. I got the same error after installing and trying to run Steam.

macOS Mojave Version 10.14

I'm not too familiar with the ins and outs of gaming on Wine (I've only played Starship Titanic, which eventually got a Mac port, afaik).

Thanks in advance.

12/25/2019 11:13:39 CEST


Yesterday I installed limux mint and nvidia driver too but while playing CSGO the fps drops not in the home screen but only when game starts or two or more enemy seen how can I play game smoothly

12/25/2019 11:11:34 CEST

URL: https://v.redd.it/4nm0ycqovq641
12/25/2019 10:09:03 CEST


I got those keys from Jingle Jam. Send me a PM if you want it:
Anomaly 2

Anomaly Defenders

Anomaly Korea ;)

Anomaly Warzone Earth Mobile Campaign ;)

Anomaly: Warzone Earth ;)

Potatoman Seeks the Troof

12/25/2019 08:24:20 CEST


Hello boys, I was wondering if there was a way to make proton run a particular game, the game I'm talking about is Project torque, a free mmo on steam, i love to play that game with my friends and I'd love to play it on my laptop when I'm in the bed, problem is that proton is not going to run it, anyone kind enough to look into it? -thank you guys!

12/25/2019 01:42:04 CEST




I have been using steam on my Arch Linux desktop for years without issue. I just tried installing it on my Arch laptop so I could play some games while I'm out of town.

I tried to install a game, and it instantly completes the download with "0 bytes/0 bytes" downloaded. The download folder in steamapps/common is empty.

If I try and verify integrity of local files it comes back clean. Not really sure what to do :/

12/24/2019 20:50:31 CEST




So I want to run a few old games (mainly Star Wars: Droid Works) for a Uni project.
I can run the installer through Wine fine, but when I try launch the game afterwards it just goes to a blank screen and crashes. One of the things I notice about the game I'm trying to run, is that it's for windows 95/98, and the oldest option the winecfg gives me is XP. I'm assuming that I'm just not enabling the 32-bit architecture correctly or something simple, but I'd like to get a few options. I use the command "sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386" as taken from the Wine website, but it doesn't give me any feedback as to if it's actually done anything.

Thanks in advance!

12/24/2019 19:04:26 CEST


It seems it's well researched how your own purchases are counted, but what about games bought for friends?

12/24/2019 18:26:17 CEST

URL: https://www.twitch.tv/gamingonlinux?xmas2019
12/24/2019 17:39:26 CEST


We have Wine for Linux serving as a compatibility layer for Windows applications.

Would a similar thing be theoretically possible for Linux applications running under a Windows environment?

12/24/2019 16:50:59 CEST



I built my city quite big (6 tiles) and it crashes my pc now.

I just bought a bunch of DLCs for it so wondering whether to return them

Specs: 6gb ram, GTX 1050, amd 6300 6 core processor

12/24/2019 16:25:58 CEST

URL: https://imgur.com/gybVqU8
12/24/2019 15:26:23 CEST

12/24/2019 13:24:02 CEST


Sorry if this isn't the appropriate sub,

I've been trying to run Photoshop on bspwm but the window won't fit to to the borders (app has its own title bar)

Does anyone have a fix to this?

12/24/2019 12:52:21 CEST


So I'm putting together a new pc for my kid, nothing fancy, just a mid-tier machine for the next few years. For gaming in HD/60fps, video editing (HD footage for YT), maybe streaming. 4k and VR are off the board. I got this build proposed by my nephew, he has some experience but he's a Windows guy, so I was wondering if you see any problems here. The PC will be running Arch Linux.

  • MB: Gigabyte H370 HD3
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700
  • GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6G
  • Mem: HyperX Fury, DDR4, 16 GB, 2666MHz, CL16
  • Disk: Plextor M9PeGN 512GB PCIe x4 NVMe
  • Disk: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" SATA III
  • Case: SilentiumPC Regnum RG4 Pure Black
  • PSU: SilentiumPC Supremo M2 Gold 550W
  • CPU cooling: SilentiumPC Spartan 3 PRO HE1024
  • Extra fans: SilentiumPC Sigma Pro 120

I'd be grateful for any comments.

12/24/2019 11:36:01 CEST


Applications(rather than games) don't seem to detect my nvidia GPU or CUDA support for some reason.

According to this thread, it might be that I need to use a specific version of CUDA on my host system as the current 10.x series may not be properly supported via wine-staging?

Has anyone got an nvidia card and been able to use CUDA with Wine?

12/24/2019 08:34:37 CEST





I am not the usual person who posts this, but they seem to be away. Thank god for the people who work on Wine is all I have to say, though.

The Wine development release 5.0-rc2 is now available.


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

Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

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.

Check https://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 5.0-rc2 (total 36):

10696  Direct3D mode in Age of Wonders 2 demo is unusably slow and glitchy
18879  The Sims 3: Textures go Black and sometimes Abnormal patterns.
26276  StarFisher: Crashes when entering a New Event
30506  GdipGraphicsClear() needs to overwrite pixels, not alpha blend (Text misrendered in Brain Workshop)
31399  Pegasus Mail 4.6x is crashing
31543  Warface not started
35205  WOLF RPG Editor 2.10: Updating the whole texture in IDirect3DDevice9::UpdateTexture() breaks font caches
35731  Startopia: menu contents flicker
38054  DoDragDrop() should abort when IDropSource::QueryContinueDrag fails
38596  Photo Ninja 1.2.5 (32 bit) crashes on startup
38981  Super Mario Bros X v1.3.x crashes when starting game with sound enabled
39804  Algodoo v2.1.0 crashes on startup
42942  Disgen 2016: Fatal error when adding a person to the database (Sqlite).
43189  Christmas Magic crashes on start without native d3drm
44734  D3D accelerates can't be enabled in Plants Vs Zomies ,When this is selected,It says hardware not supported.
46981  winetricks -q --verify dotnet461 crashes under win64
47275  winecfg fails to connect to mountmgr on 64-bit
47350  Winecfg crashes on exit (macOS wine built without mingw)
47364  COM ports do not work
47565  winetricks vcrun* verbs fail with Wine 4.12(+), when using a 32-bit WINEPREFIX
47649  Wavelab 6 Installs but cannot launch (Mingw generates misplaced stack pointer in DECLSPEC_HOTPATCH stubs for 32-bit)
47817  Gameforge Client: Cannot launch TERA
47856  Logos Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) crashes in win8/10 (probably RtlQueryUnbiasedInterruptTime insufficiency)
47959  WINE fails to configure on CYGWIN
47993  Epic Games Launcher crashes at the installation
48059  IMVU Social Network Client hangs
48088  Wrong color mapping with client-side graphics on 256-color X server
48160  cl.exe (visual studio 2017) fails to compile c++ due to error C2177: constant too big
48183  Running most applications causes a crash in krnl386.exe DllMain() when the Windows version is set to non-NT
48239  MTGA Launcher fails to download the game (regression)
48261  Batman: Arkham Knight hangs when trying to close upgrade screen
48273  Relay debugging is broken in a --without-mingw build
48288  kernelbase: Japanese character wrongly reported as invalid.
48300  timezone info not found for 'CET' spam on prefix creation
48304  Mail.ru Game Center incorrectly determines the version of Windows that is being used, therefore it does not start, because it requires at least Windows 7.
48314  Building wine on CentOS7 fails due to lack of libkrb5
12/24/2019 06:17:58 CEST



Every couple of years I try out Linux for gaming. Wasn't planing to do a new build but the old x99 i7-6950x gave up the ghost at the beginning of the month so I did a mostly new build, kept the 2080 Tis and most of the storage drives and went with a i9-9900KS. Was kinda wanting to go with an Ryzen 3950x but those are being price gouged on eBay currently and no where to be found. But this will do for now.

Downloaded Pop, did created the install drive, installed to a 512 GB SSD, no problem. I've switched back and forth between Windows 10 and Linux a couple times and all seems good there so I can keep the Linux drive in permanently. The initial setup went great, got all the drivers including WiFi. both GPUs were picked up. Still had the rig on my desk for final physical tweaks, getting ready to plug it in to the "enclave" where all the monitors and VR headsets run to.

Just a quick and dirty test for now. Tried one Proton game, Terminator Resistance and one native game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. No dice initially. Terminator would run, ok but sluggish for a bit and crash after a couple minutes, think I had it on Proton 4.11-12, whatever the latest version is from the Steam client. Tried running the SoTR bench a couple of times, started out fine, would crash about halfway through the second scene.

I wanted to get the Linux drive in before I sew this build up for now and will see where it goes. I know I kind of the Windows guy that around here and I know there will be some folks that don't like this sort of thing but yeah, I think the gallery shows I'm pretty serious about this stuff and if Linux has something over Windows for gaming, well, just pop in a drive right? I.E. the advice that a lot the Linux fans give here.

One question for now. Fractional scaling? So not in X but in Wayland but no Freesync in Wayland? Anyone who has info on this I'd love to hear. The monitor in the gallery is a 43" ASUS XG438Q 120hz Freesync monitor but my old eyes can't deal with 100% scaling so I use 150% which is perfect for me.

Any input and feedback and I'm open to benching requests.

Merry Christmas!


CPU - i9-9900 KS @ 5.1 Ghz all cores

MB - Asus Rog Stix Z390 -E

GPU - 2x 2080 Ti Founders Edition

RAM - 4x16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 3.2GHz PC4-25600

Display - 43" ASUS XG438Q

Storage - 2x Sabrent 2TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280

PSU - Corsair AX1200i

12/24/2019 04:37:55 CEST


Id like some ideas. I tried making my own ideas but compatibility, blah, blah. Plus Linux and I have no idea if Linux has problems with the hardware in my ideas. So whats some of your ideas?

12/24/2019 04:14:19 CEST


Asus ROG Strix x570-f mobo using the onboard sound. Launching Witcher 3 via Steam with Proton 4.11.11 (have tried others include GE versions). The sound switches from the primary line out (IE my speakers), to the HDMI monitor speakers on launch. Other games, such as Kenshi, Skyrim, etc.. all use the correct sound output with no issues. Any ideas why Witcher is using the wrong sound out and how I can fix it? (the monitor speakers are crap, much prefer my 5.1)

12/24/2019 03:19:44 CEST


URL: https://youtu.be/Hpx0K8qHnPI
12/24/2019 01:28:21 CEST



For some reason, when I set up Steam to play Windows games on mac, the library is not showing. I know that people have problems with the store not loading, but nobody seems to be having trouble with the library itself. Any help is appreciated!

12/23/2019 23:34:30 CEST


Despite all the positive reports on ProtonDB and trying with D9VK on, DXVK on, ESync on and off, ucrtbase.dll replaced and not, and with Proton-GE (versions 4.15-GE-4 and 4.21-GE-2) instead of normal Proton (versions 4.11-09 and 4.11-11), I can't get AoE2 DE to work on Elementary OS.

When I first installed it, I was able to launch it after deleting the movies folder. I fiddled around with the settings in the menu but since I knew the units would not be visible without D9VK, I exited the game to change the launch options. Afterwards I couldn't relaunch it, I just get the small splash screen before the game completely hangs up or crashes on itself - both with and without the launch options. After a second reinstall I was again able to get to the menu on the first try but once more nothing works after exiting the game the first time. I have just tried a third reinstall and now I can't even get it to launch the first time around.

The game logs weren't particularly helpful. The important parts of the log (until I exited) from the successful launch:

File System Ready
Loading player profile
Setting up hotkeys
Launching intro video AOEIIDE_TITLEVIDEO
Skipping video due to file not found
Closing video
Setting up interface messages
Total Initialization Time: 10091 ms
Running Game
Total Texture Load Time: 0 ms
Closing video
Flushing pending telemetry events
Terminating Game normally

And from one of the unsuccessful ones until the crash (the lines and the exception are always the same):

File System Ready
Loading player profile
Setting up hotkeys
Launching intro video AOEIIDE_TITLEVIDEO
Skipping video due to file not found
Closing video
Setting up interface messages
Total Initialization Time: 9896 ms
Running Game
Exception type 3221225477 occurred at 0000000140acf9f6
Writing out log

Any ideas on how to fix this?

12/23/2019 23:22:04 CEST


Hey guys, I tried downloading the microsoft version of steam on my mac via wine so I could play some pc games. However after following a tutorial on installing steam via wine and actually managing to get it installed, as soon as I log into steam in the wine pre-loader the whole program disappears. I can not find it anywhere on my computer, not even as a hidden file. I dont know what to do anymore to fix it. I tried googling it but cant find much. Does anyone have an answer?

12/23/2019 23:05:16 CEST


I am looking for native Linux games on Steam that are on sale. I cant find anything that i think i would enjoy. I like sandboxe, survival, shooter, racing and some rpg games. I already have: Fafctorio, Terraia, Starbound, Absolute drift, Serious sam (all of it), Dying Light, Portal2, ETS2, ATS, Kerbal Space Program, Besiege, Stardew Valley, DOOM2k16, Trine, Dont Starve and some more simillar ones.

I dont want to spend money on games that dont have much replayability.

Thanks in advance

12/23/2019 22:51:20 CEST


This hasn't been tested in a while since the birth of Proton, but there are still some games that run better in Wine than Proton.

I installed windows Steam, after logging in and clicking Store, it still doesn't load.

  • Wine configuration set to Windows 7
  • Arguments: -no-dwrite
  • Testeds Wine 4.0.2
  • Tested Wine 4.21-staging
  • Overrides: corefonts, d3dx10, d3dx11, d3dx9, tahoma

Am I missing something? I used to run the Store fine in WinXP mode, but never got it to run set as Windows 7

12/23/2019 21:11:45 CEST



Let me tell you this story, if you'd be so kind as to read it.

Some time ago, my Manjaro KDE decided not to work anymore. I couldnt search for apps, so I had to use only those in my tray (Brave and Dolphin) and the ones that opened files (like MPV for video, Writer for documents...). I endured the pain thinking an update would come that would solve everything, but it never did. I posted about it on Reddit, but got basically no real help. Not being someone who could fix it myself, I decided to install Windows 10 and see how it is.

I dont play many games, mostly because I cant run them. I do have a bad graphics card (on my at least 5 years old laptop), but I always knew that if I had Windows, I could at least play older games that wouldnt have to be 2D. So I wanted to game a bit before reinstalling Manjaro.

It was nowhere near as much of a nice experience than I thought it would be. Ill start with the positives: it booted so goddamn fast. Not seeing a Matrix loading screen was also great. The software loaded so fast too. It was definitely faster than Linux, but also not by that much. Theres something to do with the transitions, maybe.

Thats it. Thats all that was good about the operating system used by billions of people every day.

At first, my mousepad didnt even work. When it did, it had almost no settings to change and make it better, so I dreaded using it. It just felt weird. I couldnt even edge-scroll.

I had to erase my DVR-RW to put Manjaros ISO on it. You have no idea how horrible it is to find a damn app on Windows. There is no store (not even sure what that thing they have is, but it didnt help at all) and I had to go to dodgy websites download .exes I wasnt sure about, just like old times. I now realize Brasero is love, Brasero is life. And God bless the app store.

Heres the best part: the whole reason I installed Windows, I couldnt even game! It was as bad as it was on Linux. Playing it through Proton and natively had no difference, it was 10 FPS either way. I had two versions of Skyrim and I was SURE I could play at least one, but nope. There were a few games I wouldnt be able to play with WINE, such as The Sims 2, but it was so buggy it was borderline unplayable. Sims 3 worked better, but not much and it wasnt worth keeping Windows around for.

Im back on Linux, thank God. Its a pain having to reinstall all the software and even just to remember what I had installed, not to mention losing all my browser stuff, but its nothing compared to having to use that system for more than a week. I think I lasted three or four days and I'm never going back.

Just now, after a trip, I had a scare that I wouldn't be able to connect to the cable internet. Of course, I remembered writing this post and thinking how ironic it was that I was praising Linux right before something else broke. Since the Wi-fi here is terrible, I was fearing a very bad vacation that would drive me crazy. I got my mom's laptop (with Linux Mint on it) and it still didn't work. Turns out someone had simply disconnected the cable from the router. Everything worked fine after that. Jesus, Linux is as great as ever. I'm sorry for thinking Windows would be able to actually do something right.

12/23/2019 17:58:30 CEST


I don't know if anyone else knows about this or has witnessed it previously, but I have noticed that CS:GO runs CONSIDERABLY worse when Anti-Aliasing is enabled.

This seems to be a linux issue itself because I had AA enabled when I was using Windows with no considerable performance hit.

I'm trying to look for a way to fix the issue but I guess the closest i can get to a solution here is just to play with AA disabled.

My framerate without AA is somewhere around a consistent 60 but even the lowest level of AA causes me to drop down to about 15 with dips in the single digits.

12/23/2019 14:57:22 CEST


Something small and casual, like a basic RPG or a city builder for when I have 30 spare minutes. Running on Ubuntu here if that's a factor.

12/23/2019 14:14:25 CEST


Hi everyone, so I've recently uploaded two videos on setting up both Ubuntu and Arch based distributions for gaming, basically the tutorials cover installing Wine, GPU drivers that support DXVK, Proton and Lutris.

Entirely aimed at newbies, but always good for reference.

Ubuntu Based Distros - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wUPxk9ytxw&t=30s

Arch Based Distros - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpaoyruul6g&t=1s

They are actually remakes of my most popular videos on my previous channel, Intelligent Gaming.

As always, please give a watch, and let me know what you think, and if you like my content, please consider subscribing :), it really helps.

Many Thanks


12/23/2019 14:09:00 CEST

URL: https://i.redd.it/rbz7rqjdsd641.gif
12/23/2019 14:02:20 CEST



I got a htc vive recently and saw that it had the best support for linux. I had no issues getting steamvr set up on linux but I noticed virtually no VR games have linux support and regular games which have linux versions but also have a vr mode don't have the vr mode on linux.

Is there any reason why it is so hard to get a VR game working on linux? I know most of these games work in proton but its strange that so few work natively.

12/23/2019 13:26:57 CEST


Hey guys

I recently bought myself a Asus TUF FX505DT for being able to do some light gaming on the go however I've always been more of a Linux user than windows and so after first getting this laptop installing Linux was the very first thing I tried to do, however I found it pretty difficult to install certain distros on this laptop and once I finally got the lts version of Ubuntu installed with the network driver's and what I believed to be the correct graphics drivers I then installed steam and installed Skyrim to test how well games will run as Skyrim should run well on Linux using proton or lutris, however when trying to launch the game it would just crash, I also noticed sometimes the screen would start flashing after a while of being on Linux so I was wandering if it's to do with not having the correct graphics drivers installed ? In the end I uninstalled Ubuntu to creat more space for installing games in Windows but if I can get Linux to work correctly I would much prefer to use that as my os so i was wandering if anyone else has had any success doing this with this laptop?

12/23/2019 12:24:21 CEST


What should I do?

12/23/2019 10:08:07 CEST



I got those keys from Jingle Jam. Send me a PM if you want it

Anomaly 2

Anomaly Defenders

Anomaly Korea ;)

Anomaly Warzone Earth Mobile Campaign ;)

Anomaly: Warzone Earth ;)

Dino Run DX

Potatoman Seeks the Troof

The Window Box


12/23/2019 07:51:23 CEST



Yo guys! I bought Jedi Fallen Order in the EGS and it's been impossible to run.
I got Lutris script for EGS, tried to install JFO but it tries to install Origin, which fails. I tried in Windows so the game is recognized in my Origin account so I could install Origin with Lutris script, manage to install Origin, download the game but can't play it. It just does nothing.
Installed EGS inside the Origin prefix and EGS recognized that I had the game installed, got the game banner like it was launching but nothing else, just that, can't play the game at all.
Any tips?

12/23/2019 04:50:38 CEST


Trying to play Black Ops 1 Skidrow

Installed perfectly fine.

I have both Wine 1.8.6 and Wine stable 4.0.3

When the game loads on OG Wine the sound is fine 100% of the time.

On the newer wine, only the cut-scene audio plays. Nothing from the gameplay at all. Not even sounds when you go to the settings.

The winecfg settings for each wine program are exactly the same.

How do I go about fixing this?

Much appreciated.

12/23/2019 03:59:05 CEST



Hey folks, I'm looking at the Steam sale right now, and both Castle Crashers and Gauntlet have decent sales going on. And I just got a Steam gift card. :D

Do they run okay(ish?) on Linux? Or at all? They've been on my wishlist for a while -- which is getting kind of low on games I actually really want -- so I was hoping to snag them while I can.


(Green penguin needs food!)

12/23/2019 03:00:37 CEST


Hi guys, I really have next to no clue what Im doing in Linux and live by tutorials spelling shit out for me. Ive hit a block though.

Trying to play Elite Dangerous, doesnt run and upon searching everyones saying it wont work until I do this certain protontrick thing.

Well, I installed 18 things and finally got my terminal to recognize protontricks as a command. But when I try to identify my game ID or do anything Ive copied from others it goes through this series of messages saying that its found my steam directory but then says the winetricks environment variable is not available and ends by saying it found 0 steam library folders.

Googling that error brings up nothing and so Im at a total loss. Nearing over an hour trying to get this working lol, anyone have any clue what Im doing wrong? Will provide any more info you need, as a scrub Ive no clue whats relevant.

12/23/2019 01:48:02 CEST


I been reinstalling Linux and windows all the time. I love Linux and when I want to play destiny 2 I have to install Windows 10 and when I want to go to Linux I reinstalled it and I don't want to dual boot. So I'm looking for a game to play that I can take my time on. I want like a mmo or something like a shooter.

12/23/2019 00:25:05 CEST


I've been getting a ton of crashes in Resident Evil 2 Remake on Steam through Proton. I've tried running it through a terminal, and I made sure to eliminate any experimental options (`RADV_PERFTEST=aco, mesa_glthread=true, DXVK_ASYNC=1, etc`), however I'm still getting crashes, and I mean after every 20 minutes or less. I'm on a Ryzen 5 2600x, 16GB of TForce Vulcan z 3000MHz Ram (2x8), ASRock B450M/ac mobo, and an XFX XXX GTS OC+ AMD RX 580 4GB. Any other games I run at stock never crash like this, and this has only become an issue recently. So, I've been trying to run the game with `WINEDBG=+all` and I can't find any logs anywhere. Where do they go? And if anything useful is supposed to show up in the terminal, I get nothing, except for SOMETIMES i'll get the whole `write access at` segmentation fault error, but not every time. This last crash I was running it in a terminal and I literally got nothing about the crash. I'll be playing the game, and it literally will just exit. The rest of the system keeps going completely fine.

12/23/2019 00:08:13 CEST

URL: https://byuu.net/design/hierarchy
12/23/2019 00:03:30 CEST


I'm open to try new genres, but my favorite type of games are single player linear games (shooters or platformers), with a huge focus on the story (the more immersive the better, and the more twists the better).

I don't care about graphics at all.

I don't like interactive novels or whatever these type of games are called.

Prefer if indie, as they need the money and support way more. Not a deal breaker if not though.

Edit: Should absolutely be native. I personally don't like Proton or Wine.

Thank you!

12/23/2019 00:01:48 CEST


I understand there's a lot more to it than we think that goes into a solution for this kind of software, but we've heard absolutely nothing since around April.

No news of any kind or even an estimate on when we can expect some kind of fix.

12/22/2019 23:01:58 CEST


the game gets stuck in the initial load and does not start.

if anyone can help me...

"Saving... Do not turn off the system".


12/22/2019 22:14:46 CEST


Hello Comrades!

So I've been using Linux Mint as my default OS now for a good few months and I'm loving it so far, most of all the games i wanna play work well enough, some perfectly, some not. One thing I really do miss though, is mods for my games. Modding is a lot harder on Linux, if I'm lucky then i might be able to use mods trough the Steam-Workshop, but any moder would say that's not the best way to mod in the first place. Most modders use Vortex or Nexus and sadly none of them are ported to Linux, despite Vortex being a Electron-app.
So I've just remembered about a post (linked below) were someone mentioned he's set up a bounty for any one to help port Vortex to Linux and make it possible to use it to mod games in Linux, thought i should remember people about it!

A while back i saw on this post;

As well as;

12/22/2019 22:09:43 CEST



I wondered what the process is with making GYG work with Rocket League on Proton, is it by any chance possible.

12/22/2019 21:15:13 CEST


Anyone have any issues with this? Big picture mode will start, but games only show on my primary monitor, not the TV.

12/22/2019 20:40:38 CEST


I'm mainly looking to display the title of a currently playing song from a youtube playlist. There seem to be some fairly robust options for windows users, but linux users seem screwed over in this department (unless I'm mistaken)

I've found this firefox extension:https://github.com/Wykks/Untamed-Now-Playing-Next

but it's no longer maintained and it seems to no longer grab from youtube. I posted an issue on the github, but I'm doubtful it'll get looked at.

What are other linux users using to accomplish this?

12/22/2019 20:20:47 CEST


I've managed to run multiple instances of an ark server from the same directory via multiple starter files with their own configs ... the only thing thats missing is for me to edit the start parameter of the individual instances to put in a cluster_id but I can't get the formatting in.

I'm aware that theres a guide for that but simply copying the example and editing the special parts to match my liking gives me the same error code as trying it myself

- /home/arkserver/lgsm/config-lgsm/arkserver/arkserver.cfg: line 12: syntax error: unexpected end of file

Maybe one of you helpful guys or grills have a setup ark cluster that you setup via the Linux Game Server Manager
and can simple show me how you edit the start parameter .. I'd be insanely happy

Thank you all for your time and have a great day

12/22/2019 19:12:48 CEST



Hello! How can I install addons in World of Warcraft Classic? I'm using Lutris. I remember in Windows I needed to install some sort of Twitch program. But in the past I used to copy some files to a folder inside the WoW main folder.

Thanks a lot!

12/22/2019 17:25:41 CEST



It's ridiculous! The main draw of these games is to play with friends. If I didn't have a friend who brought me the game and wants to play it with me I absolutely would have refunded it back. He plays on Windows but he looked at the Steam page and saw the Steam OS icon so thought it would be a nice Christmas gift and we could play it together. Nowhere is it listed on the store page that cross-platform multiplayer isn't possible, nor is it even listed in the FAQ section that Feral put together!

Proton to the rescue as always, but how much time and money was wasted on this port when it was literally pointless to do if you can't play it with mates?

12/22/2019 16:49:52 CEST


Hello everyone,I'm about to release a jigsaw puzzle game on Steam and I need the help of few people to tell me if everything is working fine and tell me where are saved the datas of the game to activate Cloud Save on Linux.

You can contact me here on Reddit or Discord: https://discord.gg/mGDe5Sy

I know It's almost nothing but free key for people willing to help.

12/22/2019 16:19:47 CEST


I recently got my first 144 Hz display, a Viotek GN27DB. It supports FreeSync, as does my RX 580. But every now and then, in a game with unlocked frame rates, the screen goes black for a couple seconds. It happens seemingly at random, sometimes just while I'm in a menu, sometimes while there's action going on, sometimes when I'm just standing in a room. This doesn't ever happen with the display locked to 60 Hz. This issue, while not experienced by everyone (probably a minority) is pretty well documented, often with the 580 in particular...

I know this isn't a Linux-exclusive issue (it seems to be an issue with AMD, or FreeSync monitors, though in my case it's not necessarily a FreeSync issue) but I figured I'd bring it up here, since the solutions/workarounds generally involve making OS-specific tweaks. (I'm using KDE Plasma on Arch)

Things I've tried, that didn't stop the black screens but have helped other people:

  • Started using a VESA-certified DisplayPort 1.4 cable
  • Switched to a different DisplayPort port
  • Switched from 8 bpc to 6 bpc using Xorg config file
  • Tried disabling Freesync
  • Tried tweaking the EDID to adjust FreeSync range (before I realized the issue persists even with FreeSync disabled)
  • Tried tweaking the GPU overclock settings using these values with WattmanGTK
  • Tried HDMI 2.0
  • Tried disabling compositor

Games I've tested that had this issue:

  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Nier: Automata
  • The Talos Principle

Games that didn't trigger the issue in my testing:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (maybe game is too choppy?)
  • The other games I have installed are either VR games or are 2D/60-fps-locked games.

I'm out of ideas. I was considering returning the monitor, but it seems like a lot of other people with different monitors have experienced this.

12/22/2019 16:19:44 CEST




OpenSUSE Leap 15.1

Wine staging 5.0 rc2

DXVK 1.5


Heroes of the Storm crashes consistantly within seconds of starting a match on the Alterac Pass map.

This is a recently new problem, but also recently new are Wine 5 rc2, DXVK 1.5 and updates to the game, so I don't know where the problem is.

Is anyone else experiencing this?

12/22/2019 15:45:46 CEST


URL: https://runescape.wiki/w/Linux
12/22/2019 15:43:22 CEST



Ever since I've updated to version 5.4+ of the kernel I've been getting system crashes running source engine games. I'm stable if I use an old 5.3 kernel, is anyone else experiencing this?

12/22/2019 15:07:03 CEST


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

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

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

Ask away!

12/22/2019 14:33:09 CEST


Hi, i have a bunch of playstation2 games and nintendo64 games (and the old consoles). But since the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) for having many consoles in front of the TV is rather low (or .. abysmal), i wanted to ask, if there's a minicomputer/board which is capable of emulating and playing the ripped versions (i want to emphasize, i have the real games...). Having an DVD Slot so we can look our Movie DVDs would be a plus as well, but i am aware that realtimeripping/decoding does not work.

Raspberries are to slow and have not GPU. Rockpro64 is better, but i could just pack an graphiccard onto it and the cards are almost bigger than the board.

I want to run some linux distribution which supports the emulators, but i can do that myself, i am just a bit knowledgeless on the hardware side.

Any idea?

12/22/2019 13:50:25 CEST


Hello, I tried to use self radio on gta v on linux, it needs the music on a folder GTA V/User Music/, but the game doesn't recognize it, anyone got it working?

12/22/2019 13:02:55 CEST



So I downloaded the PKG for the latest stable build of wine and click to install. It keeps saying I need xQuartz 2.7.7 or higher to open and install.

So i went and installed it...

Restarted my computer multiple times and logged out and in multiple times

Still won't work

What do I do?

Any help is much appreciated.

12/22/2019 11:37:08 CEST


Hey dear reader - thank you very much for your time!

when playing blasphemous with proton and MF Fix installed I constantly lose all controls (keyboard and xbox360 controller) after the first boss and I have to force shut the window.
Does anyone know that problem?

If I dont connect xbox360 controller and play with keyboard only its the same btw.

12/22/2019 11:35:27 CEST



I have this pretty old Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Steering Wheel (the name is long haha) that I'd like to use to play a few games, but I'd also like to avoid dual booting Windows.

I did some searches but nothing where both this wheel and Linux are the subject of conversation popped up, so I'm asking here what I need to make it work.

What drivers do I need? Or do I just plug it in and it instantly works? (would be surprised, honestly).


PS: I don't just try myself because my network is slow as hell and I'd prefer to avoid waiting a bunch of hours for the game to download only to then find out I can't play it.

12/22/2019 11:28:48 CEST


If you don't give a crap about that annoying News section in Steam client - we're in the same boat, welcome aboard.

This will remedy it:



skin_name='No_News' skin_resources="$HOME/.steam/steam/skins/$skin_name/resource"

mkdir -p "$skin_resources" ln -s ~/.steam/steam/resource/styles "$skin_resources" echo ".libraryhome_WhatsNewContainer_gdZT7 { display: none; }" > "$skin_resources"/webkit.css

steam steam://settings/interface ```

It creates a skin with a single tweak that disables that section, the script above should be self-explanatory. Execute it, switch to a new skin in Steam settings, restart Steam, gg.

Hope it helps someone.


via this Steam post

12/22/2019 11:22:28 CEST

URL: https://i.redd.it/2k7no53vs5641.png
12/22/2019 11:09:03 CEST


Hey guys,

I'm just wondering, is ACO enable by default on mesa 19.3.1 ? For now i have "RADV_PERFTEST=aco" in my /etc/environment file, i assume it's making it default, but is this really necessary ?

12/22/2019 10:38:47 CEST


Got some bday gifts today. Before heading out to the main event, a good friend got me a few games on GOG and Jupiter Hell was one of them. Played 2 rounds and since I loved DooMRL this game was right on the money. Plus it's controller ready and a good fit for the HTPC setup with the exception of entering the name portion before beginning a match, since you have to use the keyboard. Hopefully, the devs add a way to add a name via of gamepad like the old arcade games allowed you to add your name to your top score. The game runs excellently, great sound and I love the 3D top down view. Dope!

12/22/2019 10:17:13 CEST

12/22/2019 06:37:44 CEST


Someone on a Linux gaming Discord server discovered that the REDCON Linux binary unsuccessfully attempts to delete the Steam directory in the running user's home directory.

Terminal output: ./Redcon szCmd: /bin/sh -c '"/home/madpinger/.steam/steam.sh" "steam://run/449710"' & madpinger@ws001:~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/REDCON$ rm: cannot remove '/home/madpinger/.steam/steam': Is a directory rm: cannot remove '/home/madpinger/.steam/bin': Is a directory Running Steam on ubuntu 19.10 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Pins up-to-date! /home/madpinger/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam steam://run/449710

ldd output can be found in this pastebin.

Posted with permission from the user who found this. Post will be updated as new info comes to light.

12/22/2019 06:08:47 CEST

URL: https://byuu.org/posts/higan-v107
12/22/2019 00:24:19 CEST


I log into Steam today and I am getting strange artifacting and ghosting issues on the UI that were not present before. When I tried to boot up Dota 2 I see 4 columns of horizontal black lines on the screen. Is anyone else having issues? I am using Crouton on my Chromebook, I powerwashed my chromebook this morning and reinstalled 16.04 w/ lxde and the issues seem to persist. Any advice on how to fix this? Thank you.

12/21/2019 21:33:24 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dGPxT6KONo
12/21/2019 21:26:35 CEST

URL: https://github.com/medusalix/xow
12/21/2019 21:20:43 CEST


Ive tried monster hunter and greedfall. mf-install stops them from crashing but i still get no video. greedfall jest left with blackscreen.

12/21/2019 21:03:58 CEST



So I've been hearing from friends and other people on the internet that Minecraft can experience considerably better performance on Linux over Windows. Especially so on AMD GPU's as the OpenGL drivers on Linux are said to be much better than the rather terrible Windows ones.

So I tried it out, fresh Ubuntu 19.10 with everything stock on a 1.14.4 installation aaand... not much of a difference? Maybe a little?

Moving on, I went to install Optifine, which caused the average frame rates to drop from 500-700 to around 300. Odd, to say the least, as Optifine tends to do the opposite.

Finally, moving on to modded Minecraft. I was especially lured into trying this out on Linux as the performance on Windows is not quite as good as I'd like it to be (Good averages, but it stutters more than you'd think it should, imagine it could be the poor GL driver at work there).

However, on my Ubuntu installation, shit really hit the fan. Same settings as the Windows installation, but average framerates went down to around 30-40, from the 90-120 I had on Windows. I also noted that the power usage seemed unusually low. The GPU was hovering in the 15-20W range at all times. I did not monitor the power draw during vanilla gameplay and as such can not provide that data right now, but 20W seems far too low.

What gives?

My setup is a Ryzen 3950X with an RX Vega 64. I used the bundled Mesa 19.2.1 drivers.

Any answers appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

12/21/2019 19:07:19 CEST


I got those keys from Jingle Jam. Send me a PM if you want it

Anomaly 2

Anomaly Defenders

Anomaly Korea ;)

Anomaly Warzone Earth Mobile Campaign ;)

Anomaly: Warzone Earth ;)

Dino Run DX

Potatoman Seeks the Troof

Songs of Skydale

1 Screen Platformer

The Window Box

Draw Your Game

Downtown Drift

Red Horizon


12/21/2019 18:17:56 CEST





I've reposted this from my Unix & Linux Stack Exchange question over here.

I'm running Manjaro GNOME 18.1.4 with the Xfce desktop environment, using amdgpu (xf86-video-amdgpu 19.1.0-1).

If I run a game in fullscreen with Vsync enabled, and when Xfwm4's composer is disabled, I get small "hitches" every 5 seconds where the screen freezes for a fraction of a second, but only when the game is running in fullscreen. This is how it looks in Gallium HUD with Quakespasm running with Vsync enabled:

Screenshot of Gallium HUD graph, showing dips in the framerate every five seconds

When I enable compositing in Xfwm4, the graph shows this, but the "hitches" remain:

Screenshot of Gallium HUD graph, showing the framerate hovering around 60 fps

If I run glxgears in windowed mode while compositing is enabled, it's affected by the "hitches" too but the graph doesn't show this.

It's not a fault of Quakespasm as this also happens in glxgears and Retroarch.

Running xrandr --verbose shows this for the currently used screen. Note that the refresh rate is 60.02Hz:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
eDP connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (0x59) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 382mm x 215mm
    Identifier: 0x55
    Timestamp:  3131421
    Subpixel:   unknown
    Gamma:      1.0:1.0:1.0
    Brightness: 1.0
    CRTC:       0
    CRTCs:      0 1 2 3 4 5
    Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
                0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
                0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
    GAMMA_LUT_SIZE: 4096 
        range: (0, -1)
        range: (0, -1)
    GAMMA_LUT: 0 
        range: (0, 65535)
    CTM: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 
        0 1 
        range: (0, 65535)
    TearFree: auto 
        supported: off, on, auto
    vrr_capable: 0 
        range: (0, 1)
    max bpc: 8 
        range: (8, 16)
    underscan vborder: 0 
        range: (0, 128)
    underscan hborder: 0 
        range: (0, 128)
    underscan: off 
        supported: off, on, auto
    scaling mode: None 
        supported: None, Full, Center, Full aspect
    link-status: Good 
        supported: Good, Bad
        supported: 59
    non-desktop: 0 
        range: (0, 1)
  1920x1080 (0x59) 138.700MHz +HSync -VSync *current +preferred
        h: width  1920 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  66.68KHz
        v: height 1080 start 1083 end 1088 total 1111           clock  60.02Hz
  1680x1050 (0x5a) 138.700MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1680 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  66.68KHz
        v: height 1050 start 1083 end 1088 total 1111           clock  60.02Hz
  1280x1024 (0x5b) 138.700MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  66.68KHz
        v: height 1024 start 1083 end 1088 total 1111           clock  60.02Hz
  1440x900 (0x5c) 138.700MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1440 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  66.68KHz
        v: height  900 start 1083 end 1088 total 1111           clock  60.02Hz
  1280x800 (0x5d) 138.700MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  66.68KHz
        v: height  800 start 1083 end 1088 total 1111           clock  60.02Hz
  1280x720 (0x5e) 138.700MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  66.68KHz
        v: height  720 start 1083 end 1088 total 1111           clock  60.02Hz
  1024x768 (0x5f) 138.700MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1024 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  66.68KHz
        v: height  768 start 1083 end 1088 total 1111           clock  60.02Hz
  800x600 (0x60) 138.700MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width   800 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  66.68KHz
        v: height  600 start 1083 end 1088 total 1111           clock  60.02Hz
  640x480 (0x61) 138.700MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width   640 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  66.68KHz
        v: height  480 start 1083 end 1088 total 1111           clock  60.02Hz
DisplayPort-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

I've no idea where I can try looking in order to resolve this. I've tried enabling variable refresh in the xorg config file using this:

Section "Device"
     Identifier "AMD"
     Driver "amdgpu"
     Option "VariableRefresh" "true"

I'm using a laptop (Asus ROG GL702zc) that does support Freesync between 40 and 60 Hz so I'm not sure why that isn't enabling vrr.

Also I found that fiddling with the vblank mode in xfwm4 doesn't make much of a positive difference :/

12/21/2019 17:28:27 CEST

  1. It is ugly out of the box

Linux has been largely used in the server scenario, yet there are many deluded morons out there who think it can compete against both Windows and Mac OS when it comes to desktop usage. If you have ever used Linux, you know what Im talking about: it is EXTREMELY ugly. Not to mention the bad UX, I have had many crashes using both Ubuntu and Fedora. Never tried Arch or Gentoo, I just dont get why fucktards use these distros, maybe they think they are 100% anonymous and their data wont be collected anymore, or they feel superior because they use a different package manager and went through a command-line installation (LMFAO).

  1. Mistakenly claimed as stable

Debian is where Linux started, and where it should have ended. There are many retards out there who claim that Debian 10 is the GOD of stability. This is fucking hilarious, I have NEVER had any crashes using Windows 10 on VirtualBox and NEVER had any BSODS or stuttering on my Windows 10 workstation, however when I decided to deploy a Debian 10 VM the GUI wont simply appear. I tried again, and again and again until it simply wont work at all and I was just being fooled, but thats what Linux is all about a fucking joke.

There will always be that guy who says they have an Amiga at home and a Linux workstation and server, and left it turned on for years. If you believe people who claim nonsensical bullshit like this, you should really go see a shrink (one can easily fake the uptime of their machine).

  1. Lack of REAL software

Linux users just cant have Visual Studio, Adobe products and other private software that would be required for professional work because companies wont support it since they should focus in making cash, not attending needs for edgy assholes, right?

Thus, Linux fucktards claim that some of these companies are secretly paid by Microsoft not to deploy their software for Linux (not saying this couldnt be true, MS got them smart moves. LOL) Microsofts CEO Satya Nadella is an open-minded guy, pretty much the opposite of Steve Ballmer, and is embracing Linux but thats another smart move. They have become platinum members of the Linux Foundation and are slowly buying control of Linux by showing support to the open-source initiative. If you cant beat your enemy, join them describes The Linux Foundation sucking Microsoft balls perfectly.

  1. Controversies

Im not even going to talk about the ego controversies between Linux users when it comes to being superior by using an editor over another, or even if its about distros. Linus Torvalds flipped his middle finger and said Fuck You to NVIDIA, well I guess you know why NVIDIA doesnt really like GNUtards sucking on their balls for decent drivers, specially if they dont know how to suck balls.

Richard Stallman is a fucking moron, the dude even said on a video hes never installed GNU/Linux (doesnt mean hes never used it though). But the thing about him that I find disgusting is his thoughts on pedophilia.

From the perspective of someone who cares about technology, Stallmans views undermine the progress of free software, and will cement its reputation in some quarters as a fringe sphere populated by weirdos. extracted from TheNextWeb article Free Software Icon Richard Stallman has some moronic thoughts about pedophilia.

On the other hand, Bill Gates, alongside his wife, is a brilliant philanthropist nowadays, and has improved life on Earth in many senses and has never been involved in such a shameful polemic and doesnt have disgusting thoughts. He emphasizes reading physical books as a MUST for every single human being out there as hes passionate about reading and acknowledges we are life-time learners. His billion dollars is nothing compared is humility something that someone just cant have or buy, you are born and raised with it.


Linux users, fuck straight off.

I would like to thank both Tim Sweeney (despite hating Epic Games, including all Fortnite community, and gaming in general) and Steve Ballmer for their endless efforts on showing the world how cancerous Linux can be and showing these communist delusional morons their lives are extremely pathetic because they are retards who think using an OS over another make them better than everybody else. Ballmer, however, was hypocrite when he said I may have called Linux a cancer but now I love it, its not because he doesnt run Microsoft anymore and has made a lot of cash out of it that he should say something stupid like this shame on you, pal.

Damn, the 90s was a golden time. I remember back then when I was in college and my professors told me Linux was going to take over the world I feel really bad for them now.

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12/21/2019 15:51:04 CEST


Is there any way to make it work under linux or just plain impossible since its deep into windows 10?

12/21/2019 15:40:40 CEST

URL: https://youtu.be/QyMjEPLXWSo
12/21/2019 14:26:55 CEST


I heard that recent wine version added full support for MO2. Not sure if it's true tho.

12/21/2019 14:01:55 CEST


Hello everyone!

I would like to try out Black Mesa since it has the Xen in beta. I want to know how it performs on Linux. I know that there were some performance issues in the past but as far as I know it is based on a Source Engine so it should not be a problem right? Is there anyone playing it to share his own experience with it?


12/21/2019 12:24:57 CEST


I play Rocket League and it works great in Linux, I love it, but I want my controller keybind "R1" to push to talk for Discord to work and it does not work no matter what I have tried... it's literally the only thing that keeps a Windows partition on my computer. I'd love to get rid of it, and free up space for more Linux goodness. I have an Xbox 360 controller and can't figure out how to get a keybind to work with it.

12/21/2019 04:04:43 CEST

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12/21/2019 04:02:08 CEST

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12/21/2019 02:11:20 CEST


Ive been thinking about this a lot and was wondering if anyone had any input. EAC is the devil, but how are people on windows able to get around it and use things like aimbots on Fortnite? If there is a way for them to get around it, would it be possible for a Linux work around? Almost like a way to trick the anti-cheat into thinking Im on a windows machine.

12/20/2019 23:29:13 CEST



When i go to the elevator after William Birkin boss fight in Umbrella labs, the game crashes. Someone can help me? I use the Steam Wine to play.

My computer: Lutris NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Intel Core I5 2500 16GB RAM

12/20/2019 21:57:15 CEST

URL: https://youtu.be/IGf7Jl2T7dY
12/20/2019 21:12:21 CEST


I want to play AoE 2 "Definitive Edition" on Linux and have some questions:

  1. Do I need a copy of the game, or do I just download it from Steam? (Or maybe the game doesn't need to be downloaded at all.)
  2. When I install Steam, should I install the Windows version using Wine, or just run Steam natively on Linux?
  3. Can I expect multiplayer to work with this setup?

Sorry if these are dumb questions. I've been a Linux user for more than a decade, and I know all about Wine, but I've never used Steam and am confused how all of the above actually works.

12/20/2019 20:57:41 CEST


Hello all,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this so I apologie if it isn't. Anyways, I have been having issues with Steam running GTA V, Halo MCC, and , CIV VI. They simply won't launch and give very generic error messages. I looked at the most recent updates and they note that these games should be working properly. I have reinstalled the latest version of proton (4.11-11) and have verified the integrity of all game files. If someone could direct me as to how to fix this or report it so they have the data to correct this I would very much appreciate it. Thanks.

12/20/2019 20:09:46 CEST


The PC port of the latest Quantic Dream game was released a week ago on the Epic Store, and it uses the Vulkan API exclusively. Did anyone try to play it using Wine? There's a free demo to download but my PC is waaaay below the minimum system requirements. I'm curious to see how's the performance when compared to Windows.



12/20/2019 19:48:04 CEST


Been using manjaro for a while, and its pretty good. Keeps my proprietary envidia drivers up to date on those boxes, and my mesa and kernel stuff up to date for my amd boxes. But endeavour looks neat too. I just dont know how it does for keeping mesa/kernel updated(for amd) and nvidia's proprietary stuff for the nvidia box. So between that and now knowing if any other issues could come up with using it for gaming i thought it best to ask here. :)

12/20/2019 19:33:04 CEST

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12/20/2019 18:39:49 CEST


Hello guys,

I have tried playing The Witcher 3 on my machine (Kubuntu 19.04, Wine 4.0.2 from apt) and performance was pretty miserable. So I installed DXVK, but now the game will not even start, it gives me the error message "GPU does not meet minimal requirements. Support for DirectX 11 is required". I did install DXVK into a fresh wine prefix (64 bit) first, then the game.

Am I doing something wrong or is my GPU just too old to use DXVK? My graphics card:

sh lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Curacao PRO [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270/370 OEM] (rev 81)

I don't know what that actually means, my understanding of hardware is pretty lacking to put it politely. I am very grateful for any help you can offer, having to re-install the game over and over into a new prefix every time I mess something up is getting really annoying.

12/20/2019 17:20:00 CEST


I had Steam with the beta client and "unsupported" steamplay games working on my old computer, with an intel CPU and nvidia GPU. However, it was a few years old and I needed every FPS I could get to make games playable, so I just dual booted windows. It came time to upgrade and I went AMD CPU (Ryzen 2600X) + GPU (RX 590) because of the better open source drivers. Replaced the motherboard and RAM too.

I booted into the same linux OS that I was using before the upgrade (xubuntu 19.10). Trying to install a game through steam, it would say there was only ~4GB to download. It goes through the process, but then when I try to start the game, I get a "missing executable" message.

I reinstalled the OS, using manjaro 18.1 this time, and get exactly the same issue.

Anybody else seen this? Games seem to install and run fine on my windows partition (which I had really been hoping to wipe).

12/20/2019 17:02:53 CEST


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12/20/2019 16:52:45 CEST

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12/20/2019 16:06:39 CEST



Guide: Migrating to Linux in 2020

1. Prelude

This is an updated version of my previous guide "Guide: Migrating to Linux in 2019". We've had some nice changes this year and, although most of the content will be similar to last year's, it's nice to have an updated guide that user's can fell confident is some what up to date./

2. Getting Started

So, you want to get started in Linux. The most important thing you need to remember is that you're using Linux.

Now that might seem obvious, but you'd be surprised how often you'll see "Why isn't this easy like in Windows?" or "I just want it to act like my Mac."

While I do understand that it's hard to get used to something you're not familiar with, I promise that, in time, it will be just as comfortable as Windows or OS X.

Curious to see Linux gaming in action before getting your feet wet? /u/PCgamingFreedom has an amazing thread with a huge list of Youtubers that play games on Linux.

Want to checkout the latest news for Linux gaming? Take a trip to GamingOnLinux.

3. The software

Perhaps the biggest hurdle of using Linux is compatibility issues with the software you currently use. Before you get started on your journey, I would highly recommend you do a bit of prep work here.

  • Which software do I commonly use?
    • Get a pen and paper and start writing a list. Include your most played games (and the ones that you are sure that you will want to play in the future) and the software you need for a computer to be your daily driver (Office, Photoshop, etc).

Now that you have a list, let's check. There are four possible outcomes for each item in your list.

  • You will be able to run it natively.

    • This is almost always the best case scenario, since it's the one where you will get all the performance and compatibility without drawbacks.
  • You will be able to run it, but not natively.

    • You'll most often find this with Proprietary software and is the nature of using closed source software. We have a few tricks up our sleeves that we can try and we'll get to those a little later.
  • Cloud Software (SaaS or Software as a Service)

    • Though not ideal, especially in a world where owing your own software is becoming less and less common, a lot of business and professional software can be run "in the cloud". Office 365 is a prime example and allows people like me to work on Linux computers at work since I can still access all the Microsoft Office applications required to interact with my coworkers.
  • You won't be able to run it.

    • This is the big one, the one that will hold you back. Sometimes, and it's not your fault, there is a killer app that you absolutely need in order for your computer to be useful to you. While it would be great if the OSS community provided a good alternative to you, we understand that this is not always the case. There's no shame in this. Thank you for trying.

In order to catalog your list into these four outcomes, you grab the first item on the list. If it's a game, check in SteamDB if the game does have Linux support (Note: Sometimes the game offers Linux support even if it's not listed here or in steam). In 2018, Valve released a compatibility software called Proton that is based on WINE. Check ProtonDB (used to be called Steam Compatibility Reports) to see if your Windows only games run fine under it. If it's software, just check in the official website if there's a Linux version.

If you've done that and there's no Linux support, we go to the next step. Bring up the Wine AppDB and put there the name of your software. Click on the link that fits the most your search (Usually the first link, ignore all the [Bug XXXXX] results) and check the rating of the game. Generally you'll be able to use it if it's not bronze or garbage. If you click in the version of the software, you'll see reports of people who have tried to run it, known bugs and general instructions and steps to follow. For now we're just cataloging the software, so we'll see how to actually install it later. If there's no search results there's still hope. Do a quick google search (probably "NameOfTheSoftware wine support") and see what happens. If the software you want to use is really small and unknown probably nobody tried it, but just leave it marked as "dubious" or something because you may be able to run it anyways.

If what you want to run shows as garbage in there (and most of the times bronze, you seriously want to read the reports to see what works and what doesn't) you just put it in the "I won't be able to run it" section. Now repeat with each element of the list until you've gone through your list.

There is also a paid for solution called Crossover made by CodeWeavers. CodeWeavers are the same minds behind Valve's Proton so you should expect a pretty good product in general. They have a search feature that you should also use.

I will mention that some games are more problematic then others. For example, League of Legends is notorious for needing custom versions of WINE to get working. Thankfully, it has a dedicated subreddit /r/leagueoflinux which has the latest news and tends to be very helpful.

You got your list and a general idea of what you can run and what you can't run and at which degree you will be able to use it. If you have something that needs to be run but you can't run, here's a small list of alternatives you can use.

  • Look for an alternative. If it's a game I'd say that you should look for games with similar tags in steam. If it's software use something like alternativeto

  • Use a windows VM. Useful if the software you want to run is not resource intensive (99% of the time games won't like this, so don't use this for games unless you're going to attempt the GPU passthrough option)

  • Dual boot.

  • GPU passthrough. This is hard. You need to met a lot of requirements and invest time, but if you can pull it out you can get the best of both worlds. The Level1Techs forum has been one of the driving forces behind using this technology and has a lot of information on the subject. (You can also check out their Linux Youtube channel)

4. The swap

If you are here, congratulations! You want to get started with Linux and you have all your software narrowed down. In order to get started in the odyssey of Linux, you have to think about what distribution (informally referred to as distro) you want to use. The distribution is just the flavor of Linux you want to use. Just to be clear from the start, pretty much every distribution is equally capable of gaming and running software. The differences between them are:

  • The preinstalled software.
    • Some are more minimalist than others, but all of them can run the same software. With enough patience, you can turn one distribution into another just by installing and removing stuff.
  • The update frequency.
    • Some distros release updated software faster than others. Distros that push out updated software with minimal testing are known as bleeding edge distros or rolling release distros. If you want to be up to date with features, you want a bleeding edge distro, but in exchange for the latest and greatest features you run an increase risk of running into bugs. Stable Release distros usually have to wait longer for updates, but those updates are often heavily vetted before being pushed out.
  • The community.
    • Different distros have different communities. The distros that are perceived to be easier or more user friendly tend to have communities that are quicker to help with easy to follow instructions.
  • The other minor things including default configurations, art, fonts, etc.

Now that I've explained that, I'm going to list off the only two distributions that are supported by Valve. Again, this does not mean that these are the only two distros that will work for gaming!

Distribution Explanation
Ubuntu LTS The latest Ubuntu LTS (18.04 as of this writing). Ubuntu also has a new user friendly community. If you don't know what to choose, pick this one.
Steam OS SteamOS is usually several months behind in software releases and isn't really aimed at being used as a computer. Biggest advantage is that it boots directly into Steam and is made to be a console replacement.

If you're feeling particularly adventuress, there are a huge amount of distros you can try out! While not officially supported by Valve, any modern, up to date, distro will more than likely work for you. Some of the favorites in the comments are:

Distribution Explanation
Solus Solus is an independent distro (meaning it's not derived from any other distro). Solus brings updates to its users by means of a curated rolling release model.
openSUSE Offers both a rolling release (Tumbleweed) and a regular release (Leap) option.
Endeavour Endeavour is an ArchLinux based distro. Uses the offical ArchLinux software repositories.
Manjaro Based on ArchLinux, but uses its own repositories and includes other features like automatic graphic card drivers installation. (Recommended by LTT)
Pop!_OS Pop!_OS is a Linux distribution developed by System76 based on Ubuntu by Canonical, using the GNOME Desktop Environment. Has a Nvidia and a AMD/Intel image for convenience. (Recommended by LTT)
Linux Mint Offers two versions. "Linux Mint" is based on Ubuntu and "LMDE" is based on Debian.
elementryOS Based on Ubuntu, elementryOS strives to be the extremely user friendly.
Fedora Made by Red Hat, one of largest open source companies, which use the dnf package manager and has a lot of officially supported desktop environments.
Others There are a ton of Linux distros out there. Feel free to browse distrowatch if you're bored.

If you are having trouble deciding, just start with Ubuntu. It's not the flashiest, but you're almost guaranteed to find an answer to your problem if you search "My Problem Ubuntu" in your favorite search engine (make sure to limit the search to only things from the past year). You can always switch later.

Most of them will let you install next to Windows and set up a dual boot automatically. Be careful though, Windows Updates have a bad habit of changing the boot loader and it will look like your Linux OS vanished. REMEMBER TO DO BACKUPS. Things can always go wrong and you don't want to lose anything. It's FOSS has a video on dual booting if you'd like a visual example, but it basically boils down to you clickin an option that says "Install along side Windows".

5. The habit

So, you've installed your distro and you have your computer running Linux. Congratulations! The absolute most important part of becoming a Linux user is to consistently use Linux! The last step is to get all of your software back running so you can use your computer as a daily driver.

A few things first:

This is rather contriversal, but you do not be afraid of the terminal. While the terminal is absolutely not required to do your normal day to day activities, you'll often find solutions to your problems require you to enter a few lines into the terminal. This isn't any sort of magic and it's nothing to be fearful of using. The reason for this is because the terminal is, generally, distro agnostic and it's easier to explain one line of code instead of having lots of different pictures showing you what to click in each distro.

Second, use the internet! Everyone starts as a beginner at some point. You might be very comfortable in Windows or OS X now, but at some point you had no idea what you were doing. That's very normal! As you use Linux more and more you'll gain the knowledge and experience needed and eventually it will feel like home. There's absolutely no shame in asking questions!

If you are coming from Windows, you are probably used to search for an .exe and install it by double clicking. Things are way different here. Installing software individually is often discouraged. The reasons for this varies, but security and compatibility are the main reasons. So what do you do in Linux? You use a package manager. Think of it as being similar to the Play store, but instead of random people uploading software to it, everything is maintained by your distrubtion's software team.

Package managers have a lot of benefits that may not be immediately obvious to new users. The package manager knows what other software is required to work on your system and can manage updating all of the software pieces you have without you manually having to handle it. As I mentioned earlier, since your distrubtion's software team creates these packages, the chances of installing malware on your system is very slim.

Remember when I said don't be afraid of the terminal? Here's a good example as to why. To install Steam on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, or most other distros that derive from Ubuntu, all you have to do is open a terminal and type:

sudo apt install steam

Video example. And that's it. Steam is installed, from a trusted source and with everything it needs. Do you want to update all the stuff installed in your system?

sudo apt upgrade

Let's break those two lines down a bit so you know what's going on. sudo stands for "super user do". You can think of this like right clicking and choosing the "Run As Administrator" in Windows. apt is the package manager's name. install is the command to install programs. steam is the steam software. So in English we just said. "Please install the "steam" program as administrator (called root on Linux)."

Now, if you wanted to use the graphical way, I'd have to post pictures from Ubuntu, Mint, etc and they all look slightly different and you have to find their front end in different places. It's just easier this way.

So what do you do if the software you need isn't in your package manager? The next best thing is to add a 3rd party repository to your package manager. As an example, let's add Google Chrome, a popular web browser. UbuntuUpdates.org give the following instructions:

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - 
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

That looks a bit scary, but it's just adding the security key and repository to your system and then installing Google Chrome. You'll want to use a PPA of your software when possible since it will update with the rest of your system.

6. Windows compatibility

So you can't find a Linux version of that software you want to install? Our last step is to try WINE. WINE is a compatibility layer that tries to translate Window Binaries (.exes) calls into Linux calls. Sometimes this works really well, and other times nothing happens at all.

First, let's install WINE.

sudo apt install wine

On some systems, installing WINE allows you to double click an .exe and it will try to run just like in Windows, but if not, you'll want to open a terminal and type:

wine path/to/your/file.exe

Remember to check the ratings and know issues in the wine AppDB so you know what you can expect, and you should be golden. Here's an in-depth guide of wine stuff but again, google and find how stuff works and it works. If you don't understand, please ask! The community is usually happy to help!

There are also some programs that try to help you with WINE stuff. Lutris and PlayOnLinux are popular options.

7. DXVK/D9VK/VK9/Gallium Nine

What are DXVK/D9VK/VK9/Gallium Nine? I'll let the projects explain themselves:

DXVK: Vulkan-based D3D11, D3D10, and now D3D9, implementation for Linux / Wine

D9VK: Used to be separate from DXVK, but now they are one project. Kept seperate on this page for searching.

Gallium Nine: Gallium Nine allows to run any Direct3D 9 application with nearly no CPU overhead, which provides a smoother gaming experience and increased FPS.

Okay, but what does that mean?

Direct3D (the graphical part of the DirectX API) is what most Windows' game built after ~2000 use. You don't really need to know any technically details about it other than the fact that it's a Windows' only API. For the longest time, one of the biggest bottle necks for gaming on Linux was translating the Direct3D calls to OpenGL (a cross platform graphical API that works on Linux/most other OSes).

All of these projects attempt to translate Direct3D calls to something that Linux understands. As far as I'm aware, the most used one is DXVK.

Using these technologies, you can get huge performance boosts in your games. Here is Starcraft 2 running on d9vk vs regular wine. You can see that Tuxidermy is getting almost twice the FPS most of the time (and D9VK is still really young). Here is another example, this time with World of Warcraft running regular WINE vs DXVK. In this example, you can see that DXVK is three times the FPS in most cases!

Proton has some support for automatically use these technologies when they're applicable, but you may want to use Lutris for games that aren't offically supported.

8. Troubleshooting

I personally can't spend a lot of time helping people individually. That's where this and other communities come in!

When asking about your problems, remember to give as much info as you can. For example, include what Distro you're on, what you have already tried, any error messages that come up, anything you've changed recently, etc.

9. The end

I, u/PBLKGodofGrunts, put this guide under the WTFPL License. Please attach this license when sharing or modifying this guide. I hope that this is helpful to someone.

12/20/2019 15:14:13 CEST




TORB is an indie physics-based lowpoly sword fighting action game. Control each swing of the sword with the mouse, directional keys or analog sticks on a controller.


How to in PlayOnLinux:


12/20/2019 14:19:31 CEST


I'm from team: I like to play video games on my couch with the cat on my lap. I used to local stream from Windows to a Linux nuc plugged to my TV some years ago but this wasn't exactly a frustration free experience, but mostly ok when it worked.

I was wandering if something similar, but from my Linux Rig to the steam android app or amd link app, was doable. And more over stream a Proton game would work ?

Am I totally crazy and should be happy I can now play many games on Linux ? Is amd link feature implemented in mesa ? what about steam in home streaming technology ?

12/20/2019 13:47:14 CEST




My server host is especially strict about "Java-based" game servers ("known for eating up server resources"). If Steam uses some other software, I might be allowed to install the server on my slot.

12/20/2019 11:16:50 CEST

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12/20/2019 09:50:04 CEST


I did a search and I didn't see anything. It's been a while since I used a linux DE. I can't decide between manjaro, linux mint, ubuntu (I like debian but it has a horrible DE), Pop!_OS, steamos and etc. And even if I do choose I wouldn't know what flavour I'd like.

My dealbreakers

  1. I have to be able to press windows button and type in an app I want to open (obs, a game, vlc, etc)
  2. Must be able to add hotkeys to run scripts (ie rotate my screen, switch from speaker to headset, etc. I wrote the scripts already)
  3. Alt tab. I remember I had to go into a setting once to let me alt tab all the windows of a single app. Made me mad but that option must exist if it isn't on by default
  4. Full disk encryption. I have work stuff and I prefer it to be encrypted on a drive. However when I first try it, I might not bother with the encryption.

I tried arch a few months ago and it was a pain in the butt. Manjaro was much nicer. So no OS where it takes forever for me to install and forever to figure out if it supports my hardware (ryzen 3600, rx570, a 4k monitor on DP, a 1080p on either dvi or hdmi, built in wifi on motherboard which I haven't chosen, likely this one https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-AB350N-Gaming-WIFI-rev-10#kf )

12/20/2019 09:08:30 CEST


Hi all I'm thinking about gaming on linux. I haven't chosen the OS or anything but I'm thinking about getting the rx 570

Last time I switched to linux I was getting annoyed with the file manager and desktop environment. I can't remember exactly what the problem was but I think it had to do with alt-tabbing like it was only partially working. Maybe I could switch tabs but couldn't drag and drop files? Or maybe if there was more than one window of an app it wouldn't go through all of them.

My main question is what are the limitations? Do I need to buy any software to play games? Could I play something more modern like StarCraft 2? What cases might I need a windows VM? Are there any game subscription services I can use> (I'm out of the loop but something like netflix for games is what I'd like to try out). Do any of you do game development? How's that on linux? (I write software but not games)

12/20/2019 08:11:29 CEST


So I just built my first computer earlier today and am having trouble getting a couple of games to work using Lutris. I'm trying to play Overwatch and League of Legends through Lutris but am having completely different issues with both programs. League either won't open, or (on the rare occasion it does open) gets me to the login screen before saying "cannot connect to authentication service" when I try to login. I've tried every configuration of installation through Lutris and nothing seems to change the outcome.

Overwatch, on the other hand, opens perfectly fine but runs like garbage. I frequently get <20fps even at 720p resolution on medium graphics. This is my build, by the way- no reason I shouldn't be able to run Overwatch on High or even Ultra settings with no problem. Also, when I changed the resolution, all the buttons on my screen became misaligned- like I was trying to navigate a 720p window on a 1080p fullscreen image. It makes menu navigation and character selection impossibly complicated. Any ideas on how to fix these issues?

12/20/2019 08:00:23 CEST


I've been using linux on my main desktop for probably a couple years now but I only recently (maybe a few months ago) switched my main gaming box over to linux and retired my other desktop system. Im now trying to stream games from my main gaming box running Pop_Os! (19.10 w/ kubuntu-desktop/plasma DE) and to a steam link and frankly its looks like hot garbage no matter what I do. Input for the games seems fine but I have a number of issues including audio still playing on host despite the settings being on. this fucking annoying flickering thing that happens on big picture mode and most games (but not all games) video, image. And most of all it just does not look nearly as clean as when this same box was running windows regardless of what settings I use for host and/or guest. I've tried streaming to the steam link, the steam link app on my phone, and a dell laptop also running Pop_Os! w/ nvidia graphics (though older gpu drivers).

kernel: 5.3
Pop_Os! 19.10
nvidia 970 w/ 440.40 drivers
8gb ram
core i5-3570

I'd really rather not switch this thing back to windows so I gotta know, does any one else have similar experiences with this or is mine just busted?

12/20/2019 03:08:01 CEST


Switched from Windows to Linux after hearing that it supports gaming now. Rebuilt my computer: x570-E, RTX 2080 Super, M.2, Ryzen 3800x, ZorinOS 15. I am so ecstatic, I am literally gushing with enjoyment. Everything just works. It feels so good.

I'm wrapping up all the software that I need for my personal workflow. Setting up emulators and right now, I'm laughing my head off literally playing Smash Bros 4 in CEMU 1.15.1e at 60 FPS with a few periodic drops to 30. Like... an emulator within another emulator... at playable FPS. My god, I can never go back to Windows. Ever.

Linux. Freaking. D O M I N A T E S. Thank you!!

12/20/2019 02:04:04 CEST


For the past couple weeks I've been having major issues with Discord locking up or straight up crashing while playing games like Overwatch.

I've been using Discord via the web app in Firefox for two days and haven't had a single issue.

If you are struggling with the Discord desktop app crashing, try the web app in Firefox (not Chrome).

12/20/2019 01:26:36 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnoFdNpfiEM
12/19/2019 21:48:56 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnoFdNpfiEM
12/19/2019 21:48:41 CEST


hello, im using wine wrapper to play a mugen game, but it keeps giving me the black screen bug, i tried to use winetricks ddr=gdi, but it didnt work. in the wrapper, it said my version of wine is 2.2, and i should update to a 4.x . i downloaded the latest version of wine, but i couldnt install it, and im habing a lot of trouble.

12/19/2019 21:46:30 CEST



I've seen it in GloriousEggroll's Proton changelogs a few times, but outside of that I've heard very little about it. I find a few repositories and such when looking it up, but not what it actually is; what part of DXVK it is that has been made asynchronous.

So, what is dxvk async?

12/19/2019 21:05:55 CEST



  • Fix stuttering mouse cursor issue during longer play sessions.
  • Update DXVK to v1.5, which now includes D9VK.
  • GTA5's latest update is now playable.
  • Restore support for mapped mouse cursor buttons.
12/19/2019 20:51:58 CEST



i tried to run a jojo's mugen game, but the screen kept black. i tried to use winetricks ddr=gdi but it didnt work. i dont know what to do, pls help :(.

WineskinX11: main(): argc=12
Waiting for startup parameters via Mach IPC.
WineskinX11: do_start_x11_server(): argc=12
Attempting to use pixel depth of 24
[530232.700] WineskinX11 starting:
[530232.700] X.Org X Server 1.13.0
[530232.700] Build Date: 20120921
[530232.700] _XSERVTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /tmp/.X11-unix will not be created.
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension XTEST
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension SYNC
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension PseudoramiX
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension RENDER
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension RANDR
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension RECORD
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension X-Resource
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension XVideo
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[530232.704] Initializing built-in extension GLX
[530232.704] x: 0, y: 0, w: 1680, h: 1027
[530232.732] (II) GLX: Initialized Core OpenGL GL provider for screen 0
set +o allexport
set -o braceexpand
set -o emacs
set +o errexit
set +o errtrace
set +o functrace
set -o hashall
set -o histexpand
set -o history
set +o ignoreeof
set -o interactive-comments
set +o keyword
set +o monitor
set +o noclobber
set +o noexec
set +o noglob
set +o nolog
set +o notify
set +o nounset
set +o onecmd
set +o physical
set +o pipefail
set -o posix
set +o privileged
set +o verbose
set +o vi
set +o xtrace
[530233.108] noPseudoramiXExtension=0, pseudoramiXNumScreens=1
Engine Used: WS9Wine2.22

    Hardware Overview:

      Model Name: iMac
      Model Identifier: iMac8,1
      Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
      Processor Speed: 2,4 GHz
      Number of Processors: 1
      Total Number of Cores: 2
      L2 Cache: 6 MB
      Memory: 4 GB
      Bus Speed: 1,07 GHz
      Boot ROM Version: IM81.00C1.B00
      SMC Version (system): 1.29f1


    ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT:

      Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2400
      Type: GPU
      Bus: PCIe
      PCIe Lane Width: x16
      VRAM (Total): 128 MB
      Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
      Device ID: 0x94c8
      Revision ID: 0x0000
      ROM Revision: 113-B2250H-259
      EFI Driver Version: 01.00.259
          Display Type: LCD
          Resolution: 1680 x 1050
          Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
          Main Display: Yes
          Mirror: Off
          Online: Yes
          Built-In: Yes
12/19/2019 20:25:25 CEST

URL: https://store.steampowered.com/
12/19/2019 19:44:27 CEST


URL: https://www.gog.com/game/dins_legacy
12/19/2019 19:01:29 CEST

URL: https://www.gog.com/game/blade_runner
12/19/2019 19:00:23 CEST

URL: https://bolhut.itch.io/pupaipo-space-deluxe
12/19/2019 18:53:29 CEST

URL: https://oksoft.itch.io/connor
12/19/2019 18:48:58 CEST


Hello, I am new to this so please excuse my ignorance in some areas. I recently purchased CrossOver because I didnt want to buy Parallels again for Catalina. So I installed Steins;Gate 0 and the installation went great, no issues whatsoever. And when I attempt to launch it, it comes with the launcher window as it should. But when I try to actually play the game it simply crashes. According to WineHQ this is an expected problem (link). The instructions say to run some code lines to patch it. This is where I am lost. How do I perform these instructions and patch it through CrossOver? Thank you in advance!

12/19/2019 18:48:51 CEST

URL: https://youtu.be/px0BIUwsqNg
12/19/2019 18:16:46 CEST

URL: https://git.sr.ht/~tslocum/netris?0.1.3
12/19/2019 18:14:10 CEST



Has anyone managed to run Spore with Steam/Proton and login to his EA account?

I actually managed to run it but the game unlocks some features if you login with your EA account, when I try this it seems the game doesn't have internet access or something. It may need the Origin client running, I don't know. Has anyone ever managed to do this?

12/19/2019 16:45:53 CEST


Life is Strange 2 has just been released on Steam today. And according to that page then it requires nvidia driver 430 (418 is in Debian Stable) or Mesa 19.1 for AMD's card (18.3 is in Debian stable stable).

What do you suggest to our stable user that games?

12/19/2019 15:55:28 CEST



URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg_Bk2tlWY8
12/19/2019 14:55:04 CEST


I can't get Vulkan to work on a new user. It works fine on my user and root. I know the Vulkan support for Haswell is incomplete, but the game(Lords Mobile) it's really simple and my GPU runs it just fine with Vulkan on my user.

> Scenario:

I'm running two instances of the game successfully, but the instance of the new "remoto" user is using WINED3D, so the CPU usage go up to around 50%. With Vulkan, the game don't go higher than 20%. This is why I'm trying to get Vulkan to work on this other user.

I run the game using X11 Forward: xhost + && ssh [remoto@](mailto:remoto@ -tX "DISPLAY=:0 steam -applaunch 1041320"

> What I know so far:

It's works just fine with X11 Forward if I set it to use WINED3D instead Vulkan, so the problem isn't related to direct rendering through X11.

To do the above I just need to enable the setting below inside of ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Proton 4.11/user_settings.py.

#Use OpenGL-based wined3d for d3d11 and d3d10 instead of Vulkan-based DXVK

> Troubleshooting:

Running VK_LOADER_DEBUG=all vulkaninfo, I get the error below:

ERROR: setupLoaderTermPhysDevs: Failed to detect any valid GPUs in the current config
ERROR: setupLoaderTrampPhysDevs: Failed during dispatch call of 'vkEnumeratePhysicalDevices' to lower layers or loader to get count.
/build/vulkan-tools- failed with ERROR_INITIALIZATION_FAILED

Result of DISPLAY=:0 glxinfo | grep "OpenGL renderer string":

OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Desktop

12/19/2019 14:10:01 CEST


I bought LiS 2 just a few days ago and played it with proton. I didn't know a release was announced.

Today I had an update and my save files got deleted. Is it normal because of the official release?

12/19/2019 13:17:24 CEST


Having trouble running Elite Dangerous in wine/lutris at the moment due to a CRC error so I wanted to try it in Steam instead.

I start downloading the game via Steam, pause the download and quit Steam so that I can rsync my existing game files to the download folder ensuring everything is in the correct place. Steam will not recognise that all the data is there and wants to continue downloading another 20GB.

Is there any way to get around this?

12/19/2019 12:58:02 CEST


I'm looking at upgrading my 750ti to a Rx 570 or 580 two main reasons I want to run the witcher 3 and other games at 1080p 60fps . I'm also well overdue for an upgrade and every week or do I have issues with nvidia drivers crashing X after an update I've had enough. I mostly buy games on sale and mainly play last gen or older AAA games I just recently picked up rise of the tomb raider and assassin's Creed sindycate.

I want to be able to run newer titles I mainly play older games and buy games on sale. The newest game I own is resident evil 2 remake. I still want to be able to play newer AAAs. People seem to say that 4gb is not enough for 1080p I'd this true ? But at this point anything is an upgrade

12/19/2019 09:54:18 CEST


In the case that my game doesn't have a lutirs installer, how do i install it?

12/19/2019 08:52:06 CEST

URL: https://youtu.be/l3Su_Vgrc50
12/19/2019 02:23:54 CEST

URL: https://i.redd.it/3esbl0kkah541.jpg
12/19/2019 00:43:28 CEST

URL: https://www.mesa3d.org/relnotes/19.3.1.html
12/19/2019 00:04:41 CEST

URL: https://i.redd.it/rzwossbapg541.png
12/18/2019 23:36:28 CEST





Disclaimer: this will not be a post to bash, belittle, criticise or discourage anything related to Linux. This will be quite the opposite.

I decided to remove the unnecessary backstory of my Linux journey to make this easier and shorter for you to read. I hope this will all makes sense at the end.

Long story short, I have been using Linux on for a little less than two years by now, and I could not be happier. That was until I managed to save up and finally buy the gaming PC that I have always wanted, a few days ago. It all went well, and I had an absolute blast building everything up. I, then, installed every driver and package I needed and proceeded to put the cherry, which is lutris, on top. And the disappointments started...

I spent over two days trying to install the games I am interested in. I had to install things twice and even thrice to have anything launch in front me. A game like FFXIV's launcher just refuses to work. Another game launches but with no audio, and no matter what I do, it would not get fixed. The list of problems does not end there, of course. Again, I am mostly used to all of this. But one expects results after hard work and time spent, right? Not really, but I was still pressing on and up until this point, until I started to look up on activating freesync on Linux...

That was the straw that broke the camel's back for me. I have to spend more time on installing games than actually playing them. I have to chase my own tail in frustration to solve and fix all the problems thrown at my face. I have to endure worse performance and missing functionalities (don't get me started. I can make a whole thread about the latter). Now I have to also accept that the valuable money I spent on essential features, like freesync, will only work in a handful of games that I could not care less about? Within minutes, I loaded up windows 10 LTSC, and I installed it on my main SSD.

I feel so bad with what I just soiled myself with... but you know what is the sad reality? Everything works painlessly. Simply plug n' play. This is coming from someone who has a bit more time than the average working person. I still did not have to waste time on playing lutris rather than the games themselves. Keyboard, mouse, case, sound, monitor and all their drivers and functionalities are fully unlocked. Hell, I could not even turn off the damn RGB so I could sleep while leaving my PC on to do its thing... Just because of Linux.

I am tired of it all, but I still feel disgusted. I want to go back and make it work. I want to go back and keep using my arch system, tiling WM, vim/emacs and all Linux ecosystem that has to offer. I do not want to give up all my ideals that I have built over the years. But I do not want to waste my time and money too at the same time. I would not be exaggerating if I go as far as to say that I feel somewhat lost.

Also, before you give me the typical "just dual boot then". No, that will not do anything. It will still result in my full time online being spent in windows.

I would love to read your opinion on the matter. Maybe I have tunnel visioned something and did not see the bigger picture? I don't even know...

12/18/2019 20:19:37 CEST


Hello. On Windows I use MSI Afterburner to set my custom fan curve while I'm gaming. I was looking for an alternative to it on Linux and found GWE, installed it with the from the Flatpak and tried setting up a fan curve. It doesn't work and I tried setting the fan to 100% at all times just to make sure it doesn't work, It doesn't change the fan speed at all. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks.

OS: Ubuntu 19.04

GPU: GT 630 (OEM)

GWE version: 0.13.0

12/18/2019 19:34:03 CEST


Hi, guys I just want to know if r9 390 gpu is really buggy in linux? I have the Sapphire 8gb one and I was planning to transfer to linux after windows 7 support ends. I already tried linux but in my laptop only with intel igpu. But after reading some linux reddit and other forums about r9 390 im worried cause im just a noob.

12/18/2019 17:01:29 CEST


I want to use Feral's gamemode for steam games so I need to put their "gamemoderun %command%" into each game's launch options. The problem is that in some games I need them to run with D9VK so I already have one launch command there like "PROTON_USE_D9VK=1 %command%" with Rocket League. I tried everything but I can't get both commands to work at the same time.

12/18/2019 16:16:55 CEST


Buying parts for a new build, and I want to use Linux so I'm wondering if Nvidia drivers are as good or as easy as AMD's excellent Linux drivers.

12/18/2019 15:50:06 CEST



12/18/2019 13:27:54 CEST


Is this thing know? It seems unlikely to be the original developers for RDR2, BL3 and Destinity get suddenly able to deploy native linux stuff. It is Google themselves? Maybe some special feral/aspyr-like team hired by Google? Feral, Aspyr... VP; are you there?

EDIT: For those who are thinking "Windows Virtual machines, of course".

I dunno. If Google is setting their infrastructure reliant to Microsoft's EULA: soon or later Microsoft would come and sink the whole project down. I don't think Google is that noob and surely they didn't put anything around Microsoft's patents that can be shot down by Microsoft's layers.

12/18/2019 12:45:48 CEST


2019 has been fantastic for Linux gaming, from unifying Ancient China to seeing Lara Croft become the Tomb Raider, so we want to know what YOUR game of the year was!

Our favourite answers will be featured in our next newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

Thank you for your continued support this year, we really appreciate it.

12/18/2019 11:12:55 CEST



I switched from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 18.04.03 and I'd like to continue Hollow Knight from were I left it. I downloaded the saved data from the Steam Cloud but unfortunately they are incompatible with the Linux version of the game. Is there a way to convert them to make them working on Linux?

12/18/2019 09:54:10 CEST


I'm sure at least some of you have encountered install problems with Nvidia Optimus laptops, like bbswitch deciding to crash everything or battery life being garbage.

The official Nvidia driver now has (experimental) support for power management on Linux and it seems to run very well on the laptops I tested it on.

Here is a guide to enable it (see "Automated Setup" section). If you don't get video after enabling, you can install optimus-manager with defaults and run optimus-manager --set-startup hybrid.

Once you're set you should notice much better battery life. To use your Nvidia GPU you just need these environment variables to be set: __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1

optimus-manager might work on more than arch-based distros so give it a spin

12/18/2019 09:41:35 CEST


No changes has been written on the release. However according to the commits there have been a couple of smaller changes compared to 4.21-GE-1

- gtav test patch from wine bug tracker, minor additional fixes and cleanup, d9vk->dxvk merge
- Merge branch 'proton-ge-4.21' of http://github.com/gloriouseggroll/proton-ge-custom into proton-ge-4.21
- update readme
- update protonfixes


12/18/2019 09:38:02 CEST


I want to play Skyrim SE and Fallout 4. Which tool to choose?

12/18/2019 09:36:34 CEST

URL: https://www.paradoxplaza.com/
12/18/2019 09:34:59 CEST



I'm on Mojave 10.14.1, and it seems that none of the apps using wine (both the official and any unofficial ones) do not work. I tried using winecfg in the official terminal version and got a crash log. Fresh install.


I also tried Wineskin and it freezes when I try to create a new blank wrapper or download an engine.

Is this a bug with the .wine folder being hidden? I've tried over 10 games and none of them worked on my Mojave laptop. Strangely enough the same games worked on my High Sierra laptop, which is now broken from liquid damage.

Any help?

12/18/2019 06:29:32 CEST


Every time I load a map my frame rate drops to 2. Then I'm forced to validate the files again to play. What should I do?

12/18/2019 04:39:53 CEST


Does anyone play solitary games on Linux, such as Cuyo?

12/18/2019 02:14:06 CEST


I installed a cracked ISO but the actual game is not showing up in the allocated folder?

I copied the crack file and everything and It is still not there?


12/18/2019 00:44:06 CEST


URL: https://youtu.be/vuVh25o4bIM
12/17/2019 22:52:34 CEST


ok, so I have an m705, mx master and g602, and I'm running kubuntu 19.10

I've tried Piper / Libratbag and I can't get any of the mice to register.

I've read about xconfig key's but it seems really, really, complicated.

Ideally, I'd like to assign them to Ctrl+Page Up and Ctrl+Page Down

Does anyone here know how to assign the thumbkeys on a mouse?

Please explain like I'm five years old, because I'm just a dumb little noob.

12/17/2019 22:46:52 CEST