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Two years since tuxDB.com launched! Thanks all for the support!

GSync w/Multi-Monitor

I've been interested in giving Linux a shot for my desktop for a while now, but the fact that GSync does not work properly with multiple monitors is an absolute deal-breaker. Is there any news on this issue in the past several months? I've done a lot of searching and this has been a known issue for years.

In Windows, GSync works with windowed applications. Why is this not possible on Linux? I'm not up to speed on the technical aspects, but I've heard the terms flip and blit discussed in this context. Why is this an issue specifically for the Linux window managers / compositors and not Windows? Is this something that Linux developers need to fix, or is it an Nvidia issue?

11/20/2019 02:49:38 CEST

Will play on mac get an update soon?
11/20/2019 02:45:06 CEST

DXVK 1.4.5 Released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4.5
11/20/2019 02:39:40 CEST

Tales of Symphonia in 2019


Hase anyone managet to get Tales of Symphonia proper working under Linux? The cut sceens are an mase and the gameplay looks like it can use some tweaks.


11/20/2019 00:44:15 CEST

DXVK 1.4.5 Release
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4.5
11/20/2019 00:13:16 CEST

Removing What's New from the Steam Library UI

If you're like me and dislike the "What's New" section of the Steam Library taking up space near the top. This can be removed by doing:

  • sed -i '/WhatsNewContainer/!b;n;cdisplay: none\; } ' ~/.steam/steamui/css/libraryroot.css

What this does is replace the line after libraryhome_WhatsNewContainer_xxx with "display: none\; } ". It's important to use the exact spaces in the above command. Because Steam checks the file size so you need to pad the line with extra spaces to match the file size of the original file. If the file size is not the same, Steam will replace the file when it's launched the next time. So if for some reason, the file gets restore, make note of the file size for libraryroot.css before and after running the above command. Make sure these match and if they don't add/remove some spaces as needed. Also for your distro or installation, Steam maybe installed in a different directory.

One note is that "What's New" will come back during any Steam client update (as libraryroot.css will be replaced). So it's need to re-run the command again. You can accomplish this by adding the above command to any script you use to launch Steam. For Ubuntu with the "steam" package installed, /usr/games/steam is a shell script which launches steam. So adding this to that script will make sure this gets run every time you run steam or the next time you re-launch steam in the case of a steam client update.





11/20/2019 00:08:03 CEST

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Now Working With Steam Proton

Hi everyone, so it is now possible to play Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition with Steam Proton.

Basically you need to disable the opening cinematics by renaming the movies folder, found in the game directory / resources / _common.

And then replace and overwrite the ucrtbase.dll in the system32 folder.

cd $(mktemp -d)

wget "https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe"

cabextract vc_redist.x64.exe

cabextract a10

ls ucrtbase.dll

Then navigate to root / tmp, find the created folder and copy the dll to the game's system32 folder.

When you launch the game you will still see an error, but if you click ignore, the game still launches.

As always, I've produced a tutorial for this.


In terms of performance, I have noticed that you do get micro stuttering when you select units but apart from that it is perfectly playable.

Also the Art of War campaign does not work.


11/19/2019 23:57:54 CEST

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Now Working With Steam Proton

Hi everyone, so it is now possible to play Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition with Steam Proton.

Basically you need to disable the opening cinematics by renaming the movies folder, found in the game directory / resources / _common.

And then replace and overwrite the ucrtbase.dll in the system32 folder.

cd $(mktemp -d)

wget "https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe"

cabextract vc_redist.x64.exe

cabextract a10

ls ucrtbase.dll

Then navigate to root / tmp, find the created folder and copy the dll to the game's system32 folder.

When you launch the game you will still see an error, but if you click ignore, the game still launches.

As always, I've produced a tutorial for this.


In terms of performance, I have noticed that you do get micro stuttering when you select units but apart from that it is perfectly playable.

Also the Art of War campaign does not work.


11/19/2019 23:56:53 CEST

Analysis and Critique of Transistor's Story - The Gemsbok [video essay about a great indie RPG that's been available on Linux since near its release in 2014]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0aQWPB4cFY
11/19/2019 21:42:48 CEST

come an play in the /r/Linux Netris Tournament Signup!
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/dypnez/rlinux_netris_tournament_signup/
11/19/2019 21:05:29 CEST

Is the AMD RX550X notebook GPU working well with linux?

I plan to buy a new notebook with an AMD RX550X. Browsing the internet I got different opinions on it. Some folks weren't able to make it work under linux. Other said it would work but the fan would switch to 100% all the time.

As it delivers pretty good performance for a notebook GPU for a reasonable price, I'd like to know if you had good or bad experiences with it?

Thanks a lot.

11/19/2019 20:40:54 CEST

"new-lg4ff", a “much more complete” new driver for our Logitech steering wheels
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/dypf2q/newlg4ff_a_much_more_complete_new_driver_for_our/
11/19/2019 20:40:40 CEST

"new-lg4ff", a “much more complete” new driver for our Logitech steering wheels


Probably many of you know that it is possible to use certain steering wheel models to play our favorite driving games on Linux, and actually Logitech is the brand that currently have better support, and is the only one that besides mapping axes and buttons, also has support for Force Feedback.

This support, which has made us enjoy car games, was incomplete and only implement constant force, the most common effect of Force Feedback, present in most games. This situation caused that in some games this feature did not work, especially in ETS2/ATS or many games with Wine/Proton.

Since then, several developers had tried to include more effects in the driver, achieving advances, but finding problems that made them stop the development. Because of this, @berarma , that many of you will know as the creator of Oversteer, decided to retake the work already done and give it its own focus. Tired of seeing how the support of his steering wheel was not on a par with Windows, he decided to work to try to make it easier for developers to port more driving games to Linux.

Previously to start the development of the driver, he created a utility called FFBTools, which allowed to collect the Force Feedback logs in Logitech wheels, as well it correct some bugs with workarounds in some games with Wine/Proton, games such as Project Cars 2 or Dirt Rally 2. With this tool he collected valuable information that helped him to better understand the work of the FFB in the games, to then use it in the new driver.

During weeks of hard work, multitude of hours of coding and testing, he has come to a pretty complete and functional version of the new controller, which, in addition to the constant force, includes the following:

-Support for most of the effects (except inertia) defined in the Linux FF API. (Constant, Periodic, Spring, Friction, Damper, Rumble...)

-Asynchronous operations with real time effects management.

-Limits the speed of data transfers to the device with some latency.

-Combines accelerator and clutch (designed for flight simulators).

The new driver has been tested with a multitude of video games, getting that natives such as ETS2 or ATS, the Force Feedback works without any plugin; and that games that need Wine or Proton to be executed acquire this precious feature with results similar to Windows.

In JugandoEnLinux.com we have been helping in the driver testing process in its different stages and we can confirm that the following games are now supported:

- Euro Turck Simulator 2 (native, without plugin)

- American Truck Sumulator (native, no plugin)

- RACE 07 and all its expansions (Wine/Proton)

- Automobilista (Wine/Proton)

- rFactor 1 (Wine/Proton)

- rFactor 2 (Wine/Proton)

- KartKraft (Wine/Proton)

The new driver could only be tested in the Logitech G29, but it is designed to work also in the Logitech wheels with GNU/Linux support (DFGT, G25, G27...), so @Bernat, its author would appreciate you to try it and leave feedback on the issues.

The installation requires compiling the code, but the process is quite simple and you have information on how to do it in the project page. In the future @Bernat will try to include this code in the kernel as well as the current driver or "pack it" for easier use. Now you just have to plug in your steering wheel and enjoy your favorite car games!

This article is an adapted "translation" of the original article on JugandoEnLinux.com

11/19/2019 20:35:24 CEST

vkBasalt 0.2.0 released with support for SMAA

The new version of my Vulkan post-processing layer vkBasalt supports Enhanced Subpixel Morphological Anti-Aliasing and the option to enable multiple effects at once.

full GitHub release notes

11/19/2019 20:26:51 CEST

After 2 years, my peaceful puzzle game Spring Falls is finally out on Steam (with Linux support)!
URL: https://v.redd.it/9xyub6rmwoz31
11/19/2019 20:10:52 CEST

X4: Foundations 3.0 Public Beta is now available
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/392160/announcements/detail/1610528684333412052
11/19/2019 20:04:31 CEST

The Post tested Google Stadia...
URL: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o6pf988yFSc
11/19/2019 18:58:50 CEST

~/.steam directory structure, or, what to backup?

I'd like to know more about the directory structure of the ~/.steam directory, what goes where, so to speak.

A big part of the reason is that I'm finally setting up a proper backup regime even for the desktops. Backing up all of Steam is just so wasteful, even with snapshots/deduplication, seeing as I can re-download the game assets at any time. At first I thought I could just leave out ./steam/steamapps, that's where the bulk of the data is, but I've recently learned (ouch!) that leaves out the Proton prefixes under ./steam/steamapps/compatdata/*/pfx as well [savegames!]. Now I'm thinking I'd rather know what I'm doing. :-p

11/19/2019 18:46:22 CEST

Lesson learned: Listen to game devs when they say your system is not supported

I tried playing Total War: Three Kingdoms on manjaro and it fried the fuck out of my 980 ti.

Luckily everything else seems fine.

Don't be an idiot like me.

11/19/2019 18:30:08 CEST

YouTube and Content creators BEWARE - COPPA

FTC is on a mission to strip away your ability to monetize your content by applying stricter conditions to the Children's Online Privacy Protect Act. Also known as COPPA. This affects EVERYONE who posts video content on YouTube, etc.

What you can do about now:

  1. Write a comment to the FTC.

  2. Sign the Petition

Video's about this topic:


11/19/2019 17:47:54 CEST

Helping installing Sims 4 to Wineskin

Hi all! I am so frustrated.

Earlier this year, I was able to download a Fitgirl repack of Sims 4 to my macbook via Wineskin. For some stupid, stupid reason, I got excited when I saw the new DLCs were out and deleted the game from my macbook so I could download the updated game. This is where I messed up.

Now, I have no idea how I managed to get it to work. I have wineskin downloaded, have tried from 3 different sources to get the repack but every time it comes to installing it to wineskin, I keep getting error messages. Currently, I have the Legacy Edition repack from Sims Architect downloaded to my computer. I can see the three folders and all files inside them. When following the steps on https://www.games4theworld.club/t31552-how-to-download-and-install-the-sims-4-on-mac and https://thesimarchitect.com/the-sims-4-legacy-edition-1-58-63-1510-discover-university-1-58-63-1010-all-in-one-portable/5/, I get to the point where I am supposed to download Visual C but I dont know how to do that. I have seriously been struggling for weeks trying to figure this out. I have the torrent downloaded, wineskin downloaded with the correct engine/wrapper Games4theworld suggested, but I keep getting error messages saying the path isn't executable or something. Am I missing something? I just want to play Sims on my day off Thanks!

11/19/2019 17:39:14 CEST

CS:GO - Operation Shattered Web
URL: http://counter-strike.net/shatteredweb
11/19/2019 16:37:10 CEST

I want to play Blizzard games on Ubuntu

I really want to get used to using linux more, but the main thing thats preventing me is the fact that I'm unable to get good fps on HOTS and WOW. HOTS is one of the only games I really spend most of my time playing, and yet I cant boost my fps for the life of me

Some specs:

Distro: Pop!_OS (Ubuntu based)

Processor: Ryzen 5 (2500U)

Graphics: GTX 1050

I want anyone that plays any Blizzard game to help me. I'm sure any help will do.

At the moment I am using the default lutris-4.20-x86_64 wine version at the moment, and I enabled both DXVK and D9VK (so the default versions are being used (1.4.4 and 0.30)), as well as esync.

11/19/2019 16:33:10 CEST

How to make Steam remote control deal with Gnome3 desktop when the screen is locked?

It shows me the lock screen when I play the game with remote play.

Can't it only display the game except other stuff?

11/19/2019 16:17:42 CEST

Save 70% on Niffelheim on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/351100/Niffelheim/
11/19/2019 15:34:57 CEST

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on GNU/Linux using Proton and D9VK
URL: https://youtu.be/M8cBNBORGfE
11/19/2019 14:25:54 CEST

Rust and Google Stadia support
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/playrust/comments/dyif78/something_about_google_stadia/
11/19/2019 10:58:34 CEST

7 Days To Die Is Another Game Seeing A Big Bump From Mesa OpenGL Threading
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=7-Days-To-Die-Mesa-GL-Thread
11/19/2019 10:51:48 CEST

Save 90% on Hard West on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/307670/Hard_West/
11/19/2019 09:42:12 CEST

Steam Achievement Manager for Linux gets an initial release

Hi all,

About a year ago, there was a post on this subreddit about a Steam Achievement Manager for Linux. It was unstable then, but it's been improved enough to warrant a release! Here's the link to the release.

Here's the changelog since then:

  • Achievement unlocking/relocking is reliable
  • All owned apps now show up, not just downloaded ones
  • XDG Base Directory Specification is now followed (and the cache folder has changed to respect that)
  • Steam install directory and needed library files are dynamically found
  • Main window now shows quickly after launching, rather than taking a few seconds
  • Achievement selection operations like select all are implemented
  • New icon by rejedai
  • GUI improvements
  • Achievements search bar is implemented
  • Proper makefile and packaging is implemented
  • Junk apps are filtered out
  • Placeholders show appropriate information if apps or achievements are not found
  • Achievement achieved percentages are implemented
  • Appid Launcher is implemented
  • Achievement icons are retrieved and shown

It's open to contributions too! Planned future improvements are implementing Stats modifications, upgrading to GTKMM, expanding command line options, and implementing scriptable/timed achievement unlocking.

Thanks for having a look!

11/19/2019 09:12:40 CEST

Save 40% on Supraland on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/813630/Supraland/
11/19/2019 08:20:13 CEST

[Linux Mesa 20.0.0] Rx 5700 xt Unigine Heaven Benchmark

Tested the Rx 5700 xt for anyone that's interested


11/19/2019 07:59:28 CEST

Rust - Windows vs. Linux - airspeedmph
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMzgwvVNJwM
11/19/2019 04:17:30 CEST

Can't get wine to install

Ok so I have a Samsung S8+ that I'm trying to install wine on but once I click on the button to allow use of my camera and folders and it starts to install it then shits down and says "unable to install". I already made sure my security settings allow the installation of non Google play apps. I need help please.

11/19/2019 02:36:16 CEST

Per application firewall block, works with steam games
URL: https://github.com/solorvox/nonet
11/19/2019 01:00:00 CEST

netris - A multiplayer Tetris clone you can play over SSH - Now supports custom game creation
URL: https://git.sr.ht/~tslocum/netris?0.1.2
11/19/2019 00:44:52 CEST

"Half Life: Alyx" officially announced - more Infos Thu. 18:00 UTC
URL: https://twitter.com/valvesoftware/status/1196566870360387584
11/19/2019 00:19:32 CEST

Can't run steam on CrossOver all of a sudden (mac mojave 10.14.6)

i'm running CrossOver on my MacBook Air. I have Mojave 10.14.6. I usually open CrossOver then open Steam within that and play Age of Empires II: HD Edition. Today when I tried, I get this error. Anyone else dealt with this?

11/18/2019 23:12:08 CEST

Intel's Vulkan Driver To Lower CPU Overhead With Mesa 20.0
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-ANV-Lower-Overhead-Mesa20
11/18/2019 23:07:41 CEST

Steam on PlayOnMac stopped working :(
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/macgaming/comments/dy95pr/steam_on_playonmac_stopped_working/
11/18/2019 21:57:49 CEST

Is the Linux Data here accurate? Are we at 7%?
11/18/2019 21:52:44 CEST

We released Sky Racket a few weeks back for computers worldwide - And of course, for Linux! Here is our trailer, what do you think?
URL: https://v.redd.it/g6key25xwhz31
11/18/2019 20:25:40 CEST

23-Way Graphics Card Comparison With Shadow of the Tomb Raider On Linux
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=shadow-tomb-raider&num=1
11/18/2019 18:48:39 CEST

Relaxing flying sim with a morphing bird 'Fugl' has a nice big update
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/relaxing-flying-sim-with-a-morphing-bird-fugl-has-a-nice-big-update.15433
11/18/2019 16:02:18 CEST

Half-Life: Alyx is rumoured to be the name of Valve's new VR game, apparently being unveiled soon
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/half-life-alyx-is-rumoured-to-be-the-name-of-valves-new-vr-game-apparently-being-unveiled-soon.15435
11/18/2019 15:59:00 CEST

Help! Is there a running 64-bit wineskin for Mac? The latest Sims 4 expansion pack was released as 64-bit and so I can't run with 32-bit wineskin.

this was the info I found relating to the latest expansion pack:

  1. This game is a windows based game which mean it is not a mac native game.
  2. We use wine or wineskin to run this game which is already written in this post title.
  3. Wine or wineskin is 32-bit native app ( does not support 64bit yet ) thats mean it will not work on Catalina macOS or later unless the dev team update its binaries to support 64-bit.
  4. Now wineskin use base engine to run windows softwares and this engine can support 32-bit & 64-bit windows apps or games but 64-bit engines are very weak and need more work from the developers.

Those are detailed info but to make it simple:

Wineskin is 32-bit only "FOR MAC">> Engine 32-bit & 64-bit "FOR WINDOWS SOFTWARES"

Now the game "THE SIMS" support both 32-bit & 64-bit on windows until the current version "" but after that it support only 64-bit.

We tried to run the game using 64-bit engine but it does not work at all, only 32-bit version is working. That mean "Discover University" which is 64-bit only will not work unless EA release a legacy or 32-bit version.

Anyone has an alternative solution for this? Apologies, my knowledge of wineskin is very limited.


11/18/2019 15:26:22 CEST

Game director explains why there won't be that much more Linux games due to Stadia
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comments/cyorv8/game_director_explains_why_there_wont_be_that/
11/18/2019 14:55:24 CEST

Factorio is leaving Early Access in September next year
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/factorio-is-leaving-early-access-in-september-next-year.15431
11/18/2019 14:37:43 CEST

Vulkan 1.1.128 Released With Performance Query Extension
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Vulkan-1.1.128-Released
11/18/2019 14:31:40 CEST

DXVK Performance Evolution
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=409VFrZormg
11/18/2019 14:04:43 CEST

DXVK Performance Evolution
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=409VFrZormg
11/18/2019 14:02:24 CEST

Do the NVIDIA drivers with PRIME offload have D3 power management yet?

Just wanted to check I hadn't missed it, as I can't currently see it in the 440.31 release highlights. It's pretty much the only roadblock stopping me from switching from nvidia-xrun, as the much of the point for me is the GPU being off when I'm not using it. That, and less painful "use the GPU".

Iirc, it does have power management for Turing architecture cards, but that's sadly not what I've got.

11/18/2019 10:31:00 CEST

We've changed the ship's design and wondered how it would look in the actual game. Let us know what you think! The Icarus is rising!
URL: https://i.redd.it/b5deafo5vez31.gif
11/18/2019 10:08:44 CEST

Need Help to understand where my files are installed

Ok, I'm trying to interstand how wine works since forever. I was able to install correctly onyl one game. I had the .exe file, I open it, I install it and wine create a folder in


For every other game I try I installed it, wine create a shortcut *.desktop on my desktop (I don't understand how am I supposed to use it) and nothing else. The program, after the installation, run but then I don't find it anywhere. There is nothing in WineFiles, only the .desktop file and nothing else. The only way to launch it again is to install it again, using the .exe

What do i do wrongly?

11/18/2019 10:06:40 CEST

I’m really bummed about the new Star Wars.

I was really looking forward to playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but apparently its not working due to Origin. This is honestly the first time Ive considered dual booting Windows just for a game. Do you think theres any chance itll eventually be able to run with Proton?

11/18/2019 07:04:10 CEST

Is my Gpu underperforming/broken or is there another problem?

With every game I play my Gpu usage is at 0%, which sucks because I bought this laptop with gaming in mind. Been playing Aoe3, M&B warband and total war shogun 2. Get massive frame drops in warband and shogun 2. Any help would be greatly appreciated as im still a noob when it comes to advanced tech problems. Thanks

[UserBenchmarks: Game 12%, Desk 42%, Work 19%](https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/21830175)



**CPU**|[Intel Core i7-4600M](https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/4429/IntelR-CoreTM-i7-4600M-CPU---290GHz)|42.5%

**GPU**|[Intel HD 4600 (Mobile 1.15 GHz)](https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/7676/IntelR-HD-Graphics-4600)|1.4%

**SSD**|[Kingston A400 240GB](https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Kingston-A400-240GB/Rating/3953)|58.6%

**RAM**|[Kingston KNWMX1-ETB 2x4GB](https://ram.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/46303/Kingston-KNWMX1-ETB-2x4GB)|48.5%

**MBD**|[Dell Latitude E6440](https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Dell-Latitude-E6440/1914)|

11/18/2019 06:09:01 CEST

Is my Gpu underperforming/possibly being bottlenecked or is it just sh!t

Bought this gaming laptop with the intention of playing low spec older games, but every game I play the gpu usage shows 0%. Been playing Mount and Blade warband, Shogun 2 and Aoe 3. Frame rates tend to drop to 20 and sometimes as low as 1-3.

Any help or advice would be great as im a complete noob with this kinda stuff.

[UserBenchmarks: Game 12%, Desk 42%, Work 19%](https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/21830175)



**CPU**|[Intel Core i7-4600M](https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/4429/IntelR-CoreTM-i7-4600M-CPU---290GHz)|42.5%

**GPU**|[Intel HD 4600 (Mobile 1.15 GHz)](https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/7676/IntelR-HD-Graphics-4600)|1.4%

**SSD**|[Kingston A400 240GB](https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Kingston-A400-240GB/Rating/3953)|58.6%

**RAM**|[Kingston KNWMX1-ETB 2x4GB](https://ram.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/46303/Kingston-KNWMX1-ETB-2x4GB)|48.5%

**MBD**|[Dell Latitude E6440](https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Dell-Latitude-E6440/1914)|

11/18/2019 05:58:35 CEST

Cannot Install .NET 3.5 Using Wineskin

When I tried to install Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 using Wineskin, a message that says "You must use "Turn Windows features on or off" in the Control Panel to install or configure Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1" appears. How can I fix this? I am running on macOS Mojave 10.14.5.

Thank you in advance!

11/18/2019 04:02:40 CEST

Steam Remote Play Is Solid (Windows Host, Linux Client)
URL: https://i.redd.it/0zvitvts7cz31.jpg
11/18/2019 01:15:29 CEST

What Linux Native game are from anime?

I am not talking about in anime style. I would like to see which anime based games are Linux native.

So far I have discovered and picked up:

  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
11/18/2019 00:35:12 CEST

Excellent rule-changing puzzle game Baba Is You is getting an official level editor
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/excellent-rule-changing-puzzle-game-baba-is-you-is-getting-an-official-level-editor.15429
11/18/2019 00:26:54 CEST

Another episode of the Vsync journey with Nvidia Drivers

So let me make this clear, we all know the long time problems with screen tearing when using proprietary Nvidia drivers. And there are always tricks to fix it, but at what cost?

  • Enabling Sync to Blank doesn't do much, (on KDE at least the compositor seems to overwrite the settings)
  • Allowing flipping in the NVIDIA-settings removes tearing but there is performance cost? And when recording the screen with OBS for example, everything flickers...
  • Forcing full-composition pipeline seems to fix it, but the performance cost is significant
  • On top of that you have Vsync options in games, doesn't it make a double buffering then? Being even slower?

I know my post is messy, I know the internet is full of potential solutions, but every single one I found was not appropriate.

So is there for the love of god an actual correct way to not have screen tearing, not have flickering, while still having good performances with green team cards?

11/17/2019 22:23:11 CEST

Gnome 3.34 makes games that have long launch times crash the shell.

I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but I think it's important.

Gnome 3.34 has a bug reported here that causes the " is not responding" dialog to crash the shell.

Many games with long load times (such as CS:GO) to become unplayable on gnome due to always triggering the dialog during load.

The comments on the bug report contain a patch to increase the time before the " is not responding" dialog gets triggered, this should allow you to play your big games in gnome (if you can figure out how to implement it, I haven't yet).

11/17/2019 20:44:54 CEST

Buying a RTX 2070 AMP because of a substantial discount?

Hi r/linux_gaming,

RIght now there's an RTX 2070 AMP - 8 Gb GPU for 270 (300$) for sale in Switzerland (with taxes)

In France where I live it would cost around twice as much. I have a Swiss friend visiting from time to time who could bring it to me (or send it)

Currently I possess an R9 290 Vapor-x (OC'ed) GPU. The gap in performances seems to be high enough to warrant an upgrade.

I would still keep my old i5 4670k CPU, would that be a bottleneck? Also 16gb DDR3 ram.

But my main question is: I always thought I'd buy another AMD card because of the better compatibility with Linux. But at that price I don't know. I am quite impressed by Vulkan (even though the shaders loading are a real pain)

I don't follow graphic cards progresses much, I'm out of the loop. Should I go for this card? Is Nvidia catching up with AMD? Is there a new generation of GPUs around the corner? Should I just upgrade the whole PC at once?

11/17/2019 19:05:31 CEST

Zink benchmarks: OpenGL -> Vulkan layer part of Mesa
URL: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=28499
11/17/2019 18:31:33 CEST

Which Linux os?

Im new to Linux & Im considering switch over but dont know too much about it. Which os would be recommended for gaming I have heard of PopOs but dont know if that would be good for gaming & such. Sorry if its a noob question.

11/17/2019 18:28:06 CEST

Game dev: Flax Engine is adding Linux support in an upcoming update
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/game-dev-flax-engine-is-adding-linux-support-in-an-upcoming-update.15424
11/17/2019 17:24:49 CEST

Path of Exile is getting a Vulkan renderer
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/509325982?t=03h07m59s
11/17/2019 16:39:52 CEST

League of Runeterra on Mac with Wine

It would be great if i could find some help about this here.
I'm on Mac. So i downloaded the latest WineStable, i launched the installer, everything was fine and i got to insert my login credentials in the client until i reached the "Play" screen. I clicked Play but the client closes itself and nothing else happens. I try to manually open the game by launching the LoR.exe but it doesn't start.
I read maybe there is a patch for this but i'm not sure, can someone kindly tell me how to fix this?

11/17/2019 16:30:10 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for November 17, 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!

11/17/2019 14:33:19 CEST

Jedi Fallen Order Status

I Really want to play jedi fallen order has anyone been able to get Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order working through using lutris with winesteam and origin or through proton using glorious eggrolls custom build which includes fixes for origin.

11/17/2019 13:38:08 CEST

Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam is free to keep until 18ᵗʰ Nov 2019, 17:00 UTC (F2P base game)
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/203770/announcements/detail/1601521485082454064
11/17/2019 12:26:26 CEST

I don't trust Linux adoption numbers out there

I see more developers making day 1 Linux compatible games.

Companies like Feral making ports.

Valve is working on Proton and making a revolution on Linux Gaming of it's own.

More software coming all the time, not to mention the rise of Snap.

I don't trust Linux adoption numbers out there, something is going on or none of this massive effort by some companies and devs would be happening.

What's your take on this?

11/17/2019 11:03:16 CEST

Replace wineskin used in application.

I downloaded a pre setup application with wineskin. But since I'm on Mojave, many features of the app do not work. How do I switch out the official wineskin used in exchange for a more compatible unofficial wineskin. I want to export the same settings just into the unofficial wineskin, and replace apps. I don't want to rebuild or reset anything.


I currently have:

App A running Wineskin 1 configured with settings XYZ.

I want:

App A running Wineskin 2 configured with settings XYZ.

11/17/2019 10:29:11 CEST

You can now install the latest Minecraft game as a SNAP or .DEB
URL: https://www.ubuntufree.com/download-minecraft-game/
11/17/2019 04:00:49 CEST

Is it possible to have a dedicated games drive or partition that can be shared by both Linux and Windows?

I plan to install Manjaro Linux on its own hard drive after giving the live version of the distro a spin for a couple of times. My current OS drive has Windows 7 with a few games, just before it goes too low on free space. I now a second bigger SSD and plan to install Linux there, however I am thinking if it would be better to put a partition on there so as to keep the Linux OS on the smaller one and have a NTFS partition for games? Can this be possible without any compatibility issues with Windows? There might be a few games that still might have trouble working on Linux but I don't want to separate them all. I'd like to just have all the game installs neatly on one partition or drive if possible.

11/17/2019 03:50:17 CEST

NVIDIA GPU overheating in DOOM

I have a Lenovo Legion Y530 running Manjaro 18.1.3 XFCE edition with optimus-manager. When I play DOOM (using Proton version 3.16.9 and Vulkan) my GPU temps reach 100C. Is there some way I can fix this, or is it a known issue? My PC has the following specs:


GTX 1060 Mobile 6 GB




I should probably mention, that I just had it in for service, and they've replaced the motherboard, so it could be something with the thermal paste, because before it used to reach ~70C.

11/17/2019 02:42:02 CEST

Benchmarking Panfrost OpenSource Mali GPU driver on the Asus C101PA Cgromebook aka gru bob
URL: https://youtu.be/neZ2sFyHSoM?t=66
11/16/2019 22:57:02 CEST

The Amphetamine Trip
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anRXWVJ4Nbg
11/16/2019 22:34:27 CEST

Spider-man Web Of Shadows gameplay (KDE Neon)
URL: https://v.redd.it/3gkrrjjfv3z31
11/16/2019 21:13:48 CEST

Directplay Games problem

Hey guys, I need some help, I don't even understand the problem, anyway in short
when I try to play multiplayer (AoEII, or Stronghold crusader hd) it doesn't work, giveing me this error and it keeps going

003e:err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x16af40 "?" wait timed out in thread 003e, blocked by 0009, retrying (60 sec)

in fact I was able to play it before, but I don't remember the configuration , and I can play the games just fine

My System info:
Arch Linux (updated)
no DE just i3wm and simple stuff
wine 4.19
(yes I've install directplay with wine tricks)

here is the log of AoE II
001b:err:plugplay:load_function_driver AddDevice failed for driver L"winebus", status 0xc0000002.

0009:fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 110 (SPI_GETSHOWIMEUI)

0009:fixme:x11drv:X11DRV_desktop_SetCurrentMode Cannot change screen BPP from 32 to 8

0009:fixme:x11drv:X11DRV_desktop_SetCurrentMode Cannot change screen BPP from 32 to 8

0030:fixme:d3d_shader:glsl_blitter_upload_palette P8 texture loaded without a palette.

0009:fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 111 (SPI_SETSHOWIMEUI)

0035:fixme:winmm:MXD_GetControlDetails What should the sw-side mixer controls map to?

0035:fixme:winmm:MXD_SetControlDetails What should the sw-side mixer controls map to?

003e:err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x16af40 "?" wait timed out in thread 003e, blocked by 0009, retrying (60 sec)

^C003f:fixme:console:CONSOLE_DefaultHandler Terminating process 8 on event 0

11/16/2019 20:40:45 CEST

A bad divorce and a lost safety deposit box key stopped Montezuma's Return from being released as open-source
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/dxa11y/a_bad_divorce_and_a_lost_safety_deposit_box_key/
11/16/2019 20:07:06 CEST

Need a guide on how to install Radeon-Profile

I am having difficulties installing radeon profile on a Debian based distro and no I will not clock my GPU using a terminal or a script those usually don't work too well for me

11/16/2019 18:30:23 CEST

Fuck Steam I am out. GOG and Itch from now on.

Is it just me or has steam become more of an annoyance each update now don't get me wrong I like how they are pushing Linux gaming but the launcher is such a bitch to use I just wish they just let me slap Lutris with whatever wine version I want and play it the way I want and leave me the fuck alone anyways I now need to pirate my entire Steam Library G2G.

11/16/2019 17:38:56 CEST

Stadia looks to be very limited at launch and not just the amount of games
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/stadia-looks-to-be-very-limited-at-launch-and-not-just-the-amount-of-games.15428
11/16/2019 17:23:00 CEST

The latest Overland update should address some inventory management nuisances
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-latest-overland-update-should-address-some-inventory-management-nuisances.15417
11/16/2019 17:00:10 CEST

Need some help Wine/Proton and Videos in Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2

Hello everybody, currently I try to make a proper Lutris installer for Star Wars the force Unleashed 2 and some script to fix the games cut scenes even for proton.
The game onto it's own works quite well with D9VK also the fps unlocked versions of the game but the Video sequences just do not play.

I duckduckgoed a lot and found some solution (for Windows) which is just convert all video sequences into another format because the game will use the system side decoders for their videos. The original Video are encoded in some poor supported ASF-Video format (even problematic on Windoz) which plays fine in VLC on Linux and also can be re-encoded via ffmpeg with zero issues. Unfortunately the converted Videos still not play in Wine and Proton 4.11-8.

Do some know more aboptu Video Playback and Wine and can help me out?

You can find my personal Gitlab Issue on this task here.

And the current WIP script here.

Any help, tips, hints are appreciated, thank you in advance :)

11/16/2019 16:59:01 CEST

Any decktracker for hearthstone?

I've been looking for a decktracker but I haven't found anything. All are made to be used on windows. Any experience using decktracker + wine? Thank you in advance.

11/16/2019 16:27:30 CEST

Any success with Dark Souls modding?

Has anybody gotten mods to work in Dark Souls Remastered? I'm trying to get the texture repacker/unpacker here to work but I'm not very good with wine. Thanks for any advice!

11/16/2019 15:36:59 CEST

How to move Playonmac to a new mac?

I want to move my playonmac installation as it is to my new imac, but without using backup/restore functionality (for cleaning out the crap). I moved the Application and the ~/Library/Application Support/Playonmac folders to the same locations on my new system, but when I launch it, none of the games or disks show up. I tried to find out if I missed some plist or other configuration file, but I can't find any. Does anyone know how I can get Playonmac check what's in the folder?

11/16/2019 15:28:11 CEST

Save 80% on Valley on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/378610/Valley/
11/16/2019 15:15:15 CEST

Steam Windows game running on Mac?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/macgaming/comments/dx5z4e/steam_windows_game_running_on_mac/
11/16/2019 15:12:13 CEST

AMD OverDrive Overclocking To Finally Work For Radeon Navi GPUs With Linux 5.5 Kernel
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.5-AMD-Navi-Overclocking
11/16/2019 14:48:36 CEST

Wine-Staging 4.20 Adds Undocumented D3D9 Internal Function For The Sims 2
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wine-Staging-4.20-Released
11/16/2019 14:48:16 CEST

Woolen adventure game Woven is out today, some thoughts on my travels.
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/woolen-adventure-game-woven-is-out-today-some-thoughts-on-my-travels.15415
11/16/2019 14:26:42 CEST

ProtonDB spricht nun auch Deutsch. And you can help add more languages!
URL: https://www.protondb.com/news/protondb-spricht-nun-auch-deutsch
11/16/2019 14:17:24 CEST

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure on GNU/Linux using Proton and D9VK
URL: https://youtu.be/gJwmQnrbBbk
11/16/2019 13:54:32 CEST

any help with this one? i don't know why it keeps doing that
URL: https://v.redd.it/apd4y2b301z31
11/16/2019 11:31:37 CEST

Save 100% on Company of Heroes 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/231430/Company_of_Heroes_2/
11/16/2019 09:43:00 CEST

Transport Fever elevation adaptation a problem on Linux?

I used to play the game on Windows but since I switched to Linux almost full time now one if the steam games I play is transport Fever. I googked a bit but can't find anything about the problem I'm having.

When I try to lay down track moving the elevation up or down does nothing to the preview. So meeting up with two tracks makes it difficult or impossible and extremely expensive when you have to redraw tracks over and over. I belive the problem is for roads too.

Is it just me that have this problem?

11/16/2019 08:02:53 CEST

How is the shelf life of linux binaries?

This is my situation. Before my humble monthly subscription ends, I am downloading a bunch of DRM-free games from humble trove for later user.... possibly much later. So with that in mind, should i download the windows binaries or the linux binaries? My first preference is always linux (Tux before bucksTM or whatever) but i am worried about long-term support of these binaries... I don't have much experience but what little i have had has been mixed.. Old Linux binaries seem to be a hit-or-miss affair in this regard. Windows isn't flawless in regard but i am still surprised at how many old games still work.

Also there is proton/wine which is commited to ensuring all games work no matter how old. This seems to be the exact opposite attitude of the linux development community (especially the folks at gnome and canonical) who keep deprecating and breaking old stuff and blaming lazy application developers for not updating them.. Plenty of native linux games on steam i played have broken functionality (or outright refuse to run) even though their windows-counterpart seem to run fine through proton.

Most of these humble trove games seem to be sh files, and archives ( i assume they extract and run from the home folder).. I was hoping someone with more experience in this department would weigh in... Potential source of future problems including 32-bit support, x.org support, stale library dependencies and the usual gnome shenanigans.

11/16/2019 07:26:57 CEST

G-Sync Disabling Mid Game (PopOS 19.10)

I recently got a new GSYNC monitor, and have been loving it! Though I set the GSYNC indicator to "on" i'll see a program start with GSYNC and then midway through just disable...the indicator will switch from "G-SYNC" to "NORMAL"

After it disables it stops running period until I reboot the machine. It's occurred in both native an wine/proton games.

Has anyone else run into this issue before?

11/16/2019 06:25:56 CEST

Wired Xbox 360 controller not detected by xboxdrv

Just got a new xbox 360 controller as the one i had before stopped working a fair few months ago and i just got around to getting a new one. It didn't work just by plugging it in. I installed xboxdrv and disabled xpad and xboxdrv isn't working. Telling it that the controller is a specific usb device doesn't work either. I am running ubuntu 18.04. No clue what I am doing wrong. i don't remember having to do any of this last time.

11/16/2019 02:57:33 CEST

rainbow six siege and battlefield on linux.

does r6 and battlefield 5, battlefield 1 on linux work? if it does i am going to make a full switch to linux.

11/16/2019 02:33:55 CEST

Wine development release 4.20 is now available
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/dwzj3v/wine_development_release_420_is_now_available/
11/16/2019 01:30:05 CEST

Wine development release 4.20 is now available

Wine 4.20 Released

The Wine development release 4.20 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • New version of the Mono engine with an FNA update.
  • Code persistence in VBScript and JScript.
  • Vulkan spec updates.
  • Improved support for LLVM MinGW.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

11/16/2019 01:27:21 CEST

Steam on Mac through wine

I wanted to play Dungeon Defenders 2 on my Mac so I could hang out with my friends.

I followed a youtube video to install a Windows version of Steam on MacOS, though the only problem with it is that when I try to open library, store, community, etc, it just doesn't load

I'm not interested in using bootcamp or any other app that changes my current OS so, is there any way to fix this?

11/16/2019 01:20:56 CEST

A little warning for RX 5700XT users

Hey guys,

Just a little warning for people like me that use last version of llvm/mesa. I just updated two hours ago and my machine wouldn't boot anymore (some vgaarb: changed VGA decodes error).

I fixed the issue by rolling back from :

- llvm-git-10.0.0_r331836 to llvm-git-10.0.0_r331530

- llvm-libs-git-10.0.0_r331836 to llvm-libs-git_r331530

I also rolled back to the previous version of lib32-llvm-git and lib32-llvm-libs just in case since i wasn't sure i had updated it with my last update.

Also i'll just report on stability too while i'm at it. I switched back the card in my machine 3 days ago and i haven't had a single freeze since while using it heavily (like 12 hours a day, gaming/doing terminal stuff/using everything that made me freeze before, machine always powered on). 1 month ago i had so much freezes and issues that i switched back to my 1080 the time they fix thoses issues, now it seems rather stable to me.

11/16/2019 01:06:08 CEST

Just Cause 3 GNU/Linux via Wine, DXVK and Lutris (Installer in the video description)
URL: https://youtu.be/fRzkzNAjNnY
11/16/2019 00:08:59 CEST

Since i started going full time linux i started buying games instead of pirating, did that happen to anyone else?
11/15/2019 23:37:55 CEST

Just Cause 3 on GNU/Linux using Lutris, WIne and DXVK (No Proton due to CEG DRM)
URL: https://youtu.be/fRzkzNAjNnY
11/15/2019 21:46:39 CEST

Save 86% on Company of Heroes 2 Master Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/8559/Company_of_Heroes_2_Master_Collection/
11/15/2019 21:46:19 CEST

[Proton] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - "Install Origin to play Origin".
URL: https://i.redd.it/fihpdt6hswy31.png
11/15/2019 21:22:37 CEST

Spider-man Web Of Shadows works now(maybe needs tweaking)
URL: https://i.redd.it/fnjvi73smwy31.jpg
11/15/2019 20:49:39 CEST

Corsair void pro 7.1 surround sound

I have just installed Ubuntu and would like to use the 7.1 surround sound on my corsair void pro but ICUE is not available is it possible to use the surround sound without ICUE?

11/15/2019 20:08:20 CEST

Alternatives to parsec?

So, I found out about parsec and was very excited! Then, I found out I can't host on Linux, and was sad. It's been a roller coaster.

Are there any alternatives to parsec for Linux? I'm looking into this for some Capcom vs SNK 2 on redream, and the upcoming Shovel Knight Showdown.


11/15/2019 19:34:21 CEST

Anno 1800

Hello Lovely people,

Looking for a bit of help. I can't for the life of me get this game to run, not even open and then crash, it just refuses to run. I've tried so many combination of settings and things I've basically lost track of time.

I know to help me you'll what to know what I'm running etc, but at this point I'm more interested in knowing if anyone has the latest version of Anno 1800 (5.3.8938) working or at the very least loading even if it subsequently crashes.

The script provided for Lutris at https://lutris.net/games/anno-1800/ fails as it is unable to download tkg-protonified-4.6-x86_64 but I've done my best to obtain similar versions and mimic the json file as much as I can, but again, the exe doesnt even load (I never see it appear in processes for example) Uplay works mostly under most configurations but never the game, it just never even begins to load.

So back to my question, anyone out there that has this "working"? and if so what are your configurations and I'll try to mimic and diagnose from there. (I'd like to start from scratch)

Thanks in advance!

11/15/2019 19:14:31 CEST

New Steam Client Beta allows users to use Steam Broadcasting, to an extent! No audio, it shares the whole screen, and comparably to something like Go Live on Discord the latency isn't viable yet
URL: https://i.redd.it/ks5mzptd3wy31.png
11/15/2019 19:01:56 CEST

New steam library finally shows proton version
URL: https://i.redd.it/kadkdavx0wy31.jpg
11/15/2019 18:47:14 CEST

Affordable couch Linux gaming at 4K
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyWK15UaQ7w
11/15/2019 17:36:38 CEST

Are you more interested in narrative or action?

Calling all Linux gamers! Our question of the month for you is: Are you more interested in narrative or action, and why?

Whether youre the type to read every secret diary entry or storm in, all guns blazing, we want to hear about it.

Our favourite answers will be featured in next months newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

11/15/2019 16:11:55 CEST

Sadly, the GameHub developer "does not have much free time to maintain it right now"
URL: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/issues/307#issuecomment-552456210
11/15/2019 14:22:46 CEST

D9VK developer is working on allowing DXVK to help Linux ports for Direct3D to Vulkan
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/d9vk-developer-is-working-on-allowing-dxvk-to-help-linux-ports-for-direct3d-to-vulkan.15419
11/15/2019 13:45:42 CEST

Yet Another Exhausting Day in PlayOnLinux

What happens when you are asleep? Puzzles, coins, skills and headbanging of course....

Yet Another Exhausting Day is a silly puzzle game based on physics and wacky controls


11/15/2019 13:34:37 CEST

Save 75% on Holy Potatoes! A Bundle?! on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2692/Holy_Potatoes_A_Bundle/
11/15/2019 10:56:05 CEST

Gaming On Linux Tutorials

Hi guys, since I've noticed that a lot of people are asking about gaming on Linux recently, I've decided to produce two tutorial videos on that very subject.

The first tutorial explains how to install a distribution, install the latest graphic drivers for your GPU, enable DXVK, Esync, installing WINE, Winetricks, Feral Gamemode, Protontricks and Lutris with all dependencies covered.


The second tutorial talks about Steam Proton / Play, briefly explaining what it actually is, how to enable it and how to install and use custom proton versions.


These videos are designed to be accessible to new users of Linux.

Please have a watch and give me constructive criticism if you wish, and if you like my content, please subscribe to support me.


11/15/2019 10:42:39 CEST

Gaming On Linux Tutorials

Hi guys, since I've noticed that a lot of people are asking about gaming on Linux recently, I've decided to produce two tutorial videos on that very subject.

The first tutorial explains how to install a distribution, install the latest graphic drivers for your GPU, enable DXVK, Esync, installing WINE, Winetricks, Feral Gamemode, Protontricks and Lutris with all dependencies covered.


The second tutorial talks about Steam Proton / Play, briefly explaining what it actually is, how to enable it and how to install and use custom proton versions.


These videos are designed to be accessible to new users of Linux.

Please have a watch and give me constructive criticism if you wish.


11/15/2019 09:18:35 CEST

Orbox B: Rebirth. Fun and challenging puzzle. Has a lot of mechanics.
URL: https://v.redd.it/38b0teda1ty31
11/15/2019 08:51:25 CEST

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order performance?

As the game have gotten good reviews I was thinking of buying it. Anyone that bought it and tested it with Proton/Wine? Does it work? Any special configuration required?

11/15/2019 08:50:58 CEST

Need help installing ffxiv playonlinux

I tried installing ffxiv using play on linux but it stuck on this screen : https://imgur.com/a/tKV9a7c . Anyone got any solution?


11/15/2019 07:45:22 CEST

Nvidia Vulkan Linux Dev Driver 435.27.07 Released


November 14th, 2019 - Linux 435.27.07


Fixed a bug that caused graphical corruption, reducing visibility in caves, in Steam Play title Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Fixed a bug that caused applications running directly on a display (such as VR HMDs) to tear when a G-SYNC or G-SYNC Compatible monitor is plugged in the system

11/15/2019 05:44:38 CEST

Highly considering switching to linux. Anyone has experience running Warframe and Monster Hunter world?

As the title says. Planning to get a new desktop and most likely switching to linux(probably pop os).

Anyone here plays monster hunter or warframe on the regular?If so, how is the performance?

Any games that gave you the most trouble to get the to run or were unable to?

11/15/2019 03:03:54 CEST

Been on Linux for a while, new to linux gaming. A few questions

I have been on linux for ~2 years now. Its been a long ride, but I genuinely appreciate it way more than Windows or OSX. Gonna plug solus here; I have been using it as my daily driver and I love it. But elementary, zorin, debian, ubuntu, kde neon are all cool too

Now as far as my daily driver goes, linux covers probably ~98% of my needs. Awesome. But I have NOT really gone deep into linux gaming yet.

So, I have a couple questions. First, has anybody tried gaming on solus? How does it compare to other distros, like Ubuntu or Pop_OS!, for example? How is linux gaming in general?

Second, I have been keeping an eye on the protondb. A lot of games run with no tweaks; the majority run well with minor tweaks. And it has only been like 18 months in beta! Good job Valve. While this gives me hope for the future, admitedly I dont like tweaking every game before I run it. Does lutris automatically apply recommended tweaks or no?

Third, how well does linux play with games outside of Steam? I imagine Gog and itch.io are probably not huge issues, but I wonder about things like the microsoft store and origin. How is that coming along?

Question 3.5: How likely is it that we are getting AoE4, Flight sim, and Halo on linux via proton or the like?


11/15/2019 00:20:31 CEST

AOE2 DE on Playonmac

I know there's recently been an update with the Steam library which caused an issue for some users on AOE2 HD, but now I need to figure out how Definitive Edition is going to work. I've purchased the game but am stuck on how to download it through playonmac partly because of the library update. If anyone has insight please let me know! I already have the minigame list displayed.

11/15/2019 00:18:07 CEST

Paradox explain their vision for Crusader Kings 3, along with a new dev diary on War
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/paradox-explain-their-vision-for-crusader-kings-3-along-with-a-new-dev-diary-on-war.15413
11/14/2019 22:40:46 CEST

Has anyone been able to run the new COD?

As the title suggests, has anyone been able to run the new Modern Warfare? I'm itching to play it!

11/14/2019 22:01:49 CEST

AOE2 Definitive Edition

Has anyone got Age of Empires II Definitive Edition working with proton? I haven't bought the game myself, but the protondb posts seem to suggest that it doesn't work at all. I really want to buy it an test myself, but it would be pointless if there is no chance of getting it to run.

11/14/2019 22:00:09 CEST

Gaming in Wine alone?

Does anyone still use plain ole Wine anymore?

Or are you all using Lutris, PlayOnLinux, Crossover or SteamPlay?

11/14/2019 21:31:16 CEST

Papercraft inspired tactical RPG Wildermyth enters Early Access
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/papercraft-inspired-tactical-rpg-wildermyth-enters-early-access.15414
11/14/2019 21:09:24 CEST

Rainbow Six Siege gonna get Vulkan support!

I know that the game does not work because of anti cheat software but although that this Vulkan support is for Google Stadia probably, it's good to see Vulkan adoption. Maybe in a future with EAC and BattleEye having support for Linux, this games with Vulkan will perform great on Linux.


11/14/2019 20:37:39 CEST

What's the point of linux gaming?

What's the point of linux gaming? when all games that don't support linux have worse performance than windows, unless games supported by linux have marginally better performance?

11/14/2019 19:16:33 CEST

Crytek's AMD Raytracing Demo?
11/14/2019 19:14:57 CEST

Text Adventure "War for the West" Released With Day 1 Linux Support.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1137400/The_War_for_the_West/
11/14/2019 19:00:33 CEST

Need help and recommendations for a dedicated Linux retro & emulation gaming rig.
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxhardware/comments/dwcaxq/need_help_and_recommendations_for_a_dedicated/
11/14/2019 18:09:37 CEST

Intel and nvidia stops open source graphics drivers updates for Amd graphics

See the amount of merge requests especially those which have passed testing long time ago.


RADV developers could clone and maintain mesa master and put patches there. OpenGL gaming is history anyway, you can use windows versions of those games and use d9vk and dxvk.

11/14/2019 11:24:14 CEST

Siege is testing Vulkan. I just pray we get battleye working on linux soon
URL: https://i.redd.it/mt5l5daokmy31.png
11/14/2019 11:01:36 CEST

FoxnForest and Postal 2 problem with latest Manjaro Gnome(X11/AMDGPU)


Someone with similar config could please test FoxnForest and Postal 2 ? I try to run them, but

FoxnForest : Sound is choppy. I loads forever.

Postal 2: It freezes the system after initial load.

11/14/2019 08:28:55 CEST

Destination Linux EP147 - Steam Streaming Service
URL: https://destinationlinux.org/episode-147/
11/14/2019 07:48:17 CEST

4GB patching

So some older games (like Oblivion) have this weird quirk where they're limited to the amount of RAM they're allowed to use.

This creates a problem for modding since generally mods will use more of the RAM than the game can spare and eventually cause a crash. So there's a 4GB patcher out to expand that.

The problem is it's a .exe and it doesn't seem to want to work with wine. Does anyone have any insight to this, or is there a Wine Registry or terminal command that I can configure the RAM usage manually?

11/14/2019 07:41:26 CEST

MSI Motherboard and Ubuntu compatibility

Hi all, relatively new to lunix. Just finished a new build; my motherboard is a MSI Z390-A Pro and the OS is Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Upon installation, the sound and wifi doesn't seem to be working. The cd the motherboard came with has a bunch of .exe files to install sound and wifi drivers that don't seem to open correctly in ubuntu (I didn't install a CD drive so copied the CD contents onto a USB stick). Any suggestions on how to get this working? The cd easily opens in a windows computer tho and just has a button to click to install all the drivers

11/14/2019 06:11:25 CEST

Is Linux going to start to get slower for gaming with kernel 5.4?

After reading the article here The Disappointing Direction Of Linux Performance From 4.16 To 5.4 Kernels and the other recent article about the gaming performance from the recent Intel microcode, things seem to be getting worse ???

Iam on 5.2 now but switched back from 5.3 after reading the article.

11/14/2019 05:21:47 CEST

Legends of Runeterra

Idk how wine works at all. Last time i used it i just followed youtube video for osu!, but theres no video on how to do this with Legends of Runeterra since its new. I tried downloading winebottler executing the file and I get "Prefix creation exited with error" and it opens console. Im on MacOS btw. If any you could help explain this to me like a 5 year old I'd appreciate it. Thanks

11/14/2019 04:25:48 CEST

Has the Hearthstone alt tab bug been fixed?

I'm on lutris-nofshack-4.16-x86_64 with dxvk and esync enabled. When I alt tab I cannot click buttons (like confirmung mulligan) anymore. This appeared after a recent update which supposedly updated the unity version.

11/13/2019 22:29:01 CEST

Mesa 19.2.4 has been released
URL: https://mesa.freedesktop.org/relnotes/19.2.4.html
11/13/2019 22:24:49 CEST

CodeWeavers Is Hiring Another Graphics Developer To Help With Wine D3D / Steam Play
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=CodeWeaver-Gfx-Dev-November
11/13/2019 21:43:04 CEST

Puzzle Game "Unitied" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://peterhijma.itch.io/unitied
11/13/2019 19:37:19 CEST

Play as a fusion powered killer android in a tech demo of LAZR, an upcoming Clothformer
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/play-as-a-fusion-powered-killer-android-in-a-tech-demo-of-lazr-an-upcoming-clothformer.15406
11/13/2019 19:08:01 CEST

The TakeOver @ 4K - RX 580 - Mesa 19.2.2
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yOAiGe_E5I
11/13/2019 19:03:40 CEST

ProtonDB has reached 10 001 games with reports, 6502 (or 65%) of which work
URL: https://i.redd.it/2ebx4rp9thy31.png
11/13/2019 19:00:41 CEST

Deckbuilding Roguelike Game "Fate Hunters" Now Available on GOG
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/fate_hunters
11/13/2019 18:58:14 CEST

Puzzle Game "Untied" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://peterhijma.itch.io/unitied
11/13/2019 18:51:53 CEST

Puzzle Game "Safe Robber" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://marcosd.itch.io/safe-robber
11/13/2019 18:48:56 CEST

Is there a guide on how to use Steam like Lutris

I'd like to have all my native and wine emulated games in one place. I'd rather the Steam UI than have my Steam games in Lutris.

11/13/2019 18:48:06 CEST

No Wrapper Installed

I am having an issue installing Diablo 2.

I have downloaded the Wineskin Winery and Installed the Engine I should need (1.8)

However under Wrapper Version it says 'No Wrapper Installed'

When I click Update, it performs the update action but afterwards it still says no Wrapper installed.

I remember I previously had 2.6.2 there.

I have tried removing Wineskin several times and restarting etc, but to no avail.

When I click on the Download Packages Manually I go to this site: http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki-index.php?page=Downloads?1402527425 but can't find the 2.6.2 files.

Any help?

11/13/2019 18:13:26 CEST

Commandos 2 - HD Remaster now releasing next Spring for Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/commandos-2-hd-remaster-now-releasing-next-spring-for-linux.15405
11/13/2019 18:03:07 CEST

Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Updated For Denial Of Service + Privilege Escalation Bugs
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Linux-Graphics-Two-Sec
11/13/2019 18:02:57 CEST

Phoronix Test Suite 9.2 Milestone 2 Released
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Phoronix-Test-Suite-9.2-M2
11/13/2019 18:02:46 CEST

I need help, lots of help

I have two MacBooks, MacBook Pro 2012 with Mojave and MacBook Air 2017 with Mojave. I need to install Steam on it so I can play old school games, not the ones with a lot of system requirements, more like age of empires, the sims, sim city, roller coaster tycoon, all those classics. Either install steam to buy them and play them, or install the games directly. But I havent been able. Ive tried everything, wine wrappers, wine stable, winery, play on mac, and nothing has worked. Please help.

11/13/2019 16:55:23 CEST

How well does Proton handle windows programs?

One major hurdle moving from windows to linux gaming wise that i am still anticipating, is getting all those small made windows programs that soround my games to run on linux. I am talking such things as teamspeak, Nexus modmanager Vortex, Voiceattack, and a myriad of game specific tool and programs for which there are no linux alternatives. Getting your games to run on linux is one thing, but i simply can't forgo the tools that make pc gaming so worth while.

For my flight sim, i easily count 8 programs that enable voice commanding, head tracking, mod manager etc.

Afaik Proton can handle not only games, but windows programs as well. So whats your experience with Proton and windows programs?

11/13/2019 16:45:01 CEST

Save 75% on Insurgency on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/222880/Insurgency/
11/13/2019 16:02:12 CEST

CSGO on Linux - Help on Brightness and filters


I am not sure if it's the correct forum for help.

I play CSGO on linux and I have an issue with the visuals.

With the Nvidia panel, I can raise the digital vibrance (to improve the colors) but I do not find any of the following options https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPRPeSjYiq8 to improve the visuals.

Is there any option available for linux to see better the enemies?

Any tips is welcome

Thanks in advance

11/13/2019 15:24:07 CEST

Clear Linux OS! Anyone?

I need to know if it can be used for the following purpose:

- Steam games

- Web Development (GO, Javascript)

- Run IntelliJ products, vscode

- Photoshop, Screenflow (youtube recording)



11/13/2019 14:17:27 CEST

GTA V Online on Wine?

Ive been playing GTA Online on my iMac using Windows 10 / Bootcamp but I absolutely despise Windows and having to restart my iMac to boot into Windows, and losing access to all my Apple apps and data just to play one game is really annoying.

Ive stopped playing because its just too much of a hassle. GTA is my favorite game though. Id really like to play it again but without having to reboot into Windows to do so.

Has anyone been able to get it to run on macOS through Wine? If so, could you please provide instruction and also share what the performance is like.

11/13/2019 12:48:53 CEST

Save 60% on Slime Rancher on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/433340/Slime_Rancher/
11/13/2019 11:03:42 CEST

System requirements dismiss linux gaming

Background: I saw The Witcher 2 on sale in store (like 7). Since I run a linux setup I went to the clerk to ask if it would run on Linux. He told me no, referring to the back of the case where you have all those system requirements like 4GB RAM etc. One of those "requirements" was about the required OS - I think it was Windows 7 or higher.

The problem I see here: Linux gaming has only very few games that run native. So even if they can work and work quite well on linux with the right tools, linux will never be listed on those OS requirements. And that maked people that like gaming dismiss linux too fast.

Just somethung I noticed, would love to hear your opinion on this

11/13/2019 08:58:08 CEST

PVKII GrogBot Update
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/pvkiiofficial/announcements/detail/1586884153296097062
11/13/2019 06:28:16 CEST

Steam error - failed to request product key from steam, please try again in a few minutes.

I'm running Pop!_OS, but get same error on Mint Tina. Game is DC Universe Online. I click play it gives that error and will not launch (same error when I click manage and get keys). I did find this topic, but no solution: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/212. I have tried the sed command suggested here, and it does work with some caveats.. Exit Steam, run the command, restart Steam (at which point Steam has now forgotten which games were on Proton, launch commands, etc.. which is really not helpful), then the game will launch 1 time. After that it's back to the same key error. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this or get around it that doesn't wreck other Steam settings? The game itself runs with no issue once it does run. The launcher just sucks.

Lutris installer does not work. Game installs fine, play button is green, click it but nothing happens and the launcher eventually closes.

PoL installer does not work at all. Will not install, gives errors during the install about directx and then never launches the launcher.

11/13/2019 02:50:27 CEST

The Gaming Performance Impact From The Intel JCC Erratum Microcode Update
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel-jcc-gaming&num=1
11/13/2019 01:55:38 CEST

What is Steam Linux Runtime?

In Steam's settings under Steam Play, I have the option to "Run other titles" with different versions of Proton or Steam Linux Runtime. I'm not sure what Steam Linux Runtime is and if/when I should use it.

11/13/2019 00:50:23 CEST

Linux gaming Post Vulkan?

Just literally had this thought; What happens to this golden age of Linux gaming when Vulkan eventually falls out of favor as everyones favorite renderer? Has there been any thought or any insight into what might supplant Vulkan and what will be done to maintain compatibility after it? Or will the current state of things just be flash in the pan?

11/12/2019 22:32:29 CEST

GPU passthrough with single GPU and iGPU ?


I would like to try GPU passthrough on POP OS, my GPU is RTX 2080 Ti and i'm able to also use iGPU. Is it possible to use passthrough in my case ? , also do anyone know some guide on how to do that ?


11/12/2019 19:39:58 CEST

Warframe crashes when mouse hovers over abilites

Hello, I'm on a Fedora 30 machine with an Nvidia 980M GTX and proprietary drivers 440.31. I play with gloriouseggroll's Proton-4.15-GE-4 wine.

Warframe itself plays perfectly, no issue whatsoever. But when I am in the arsenal, choosing a frame, and the mouse hovers on the right of the screen, over the abilities, it freezes and crashes to desktop.

I have searched online but found nothing relevant. Is it a known problem? Is there a solution? Thanks!

11/12/2019 18:52:28 CEST

Playing Divinity Original Sin 2 Classic on Linux


Im running Divinity on Ubuntu 18.04 through steam play. Its working fine but I have a save in the Classic version of the game that Id like to play. I can only launch the enhanced edition, though.

I tried editing the config.xml but to no avail.

In order to start Divinity I have to skip the launcher which I did with this guide. I tried editing the symlink mentioned there to point to Classic but that just didnt let me launch the game at all. Maybe Id have to do some extra work but I wouldnt know what.

Can anyone here help?

11/12/2019 18:51:04 CEST

Orienteering simulator

Is there one for Linux? I've looked over the years, but can't spot one.

For people going 'what?' it's an outdoor sport where you're given a map and have to negotiate the terrain finding specific points en route, as quickly as possible.

Given how many games involve wandering around the outdoors, I'm surprised there aren't more of them...

11/12/2019 18:39:47 CEST

Windows pc for gaming, Linux laptop for...?

I seriously have no needs for a laptop. I only bought it because I need it run a particular video game which thankfully runs natively in which I will do my school project. The problem being the game's editor only runs on windows. So I don't know what really to do with it. I want to put Linux on it to get used to it and hopefully switch fully one day.

11/12/2019 18:32:07 CEST


so i am using ubuntu 18.04 and i have a asrock motherboard that isnt supposed to be compatible with linux but everything is working so far, is there anything i should be concerned about in the future?

11/12/2019 17:31:32 CEST

Anyone playing Call of Duty: MW on Linux?

I saw a post on this subreddit a month ago about trying to get the beta to work under Wine/DXVK, but I wanted to see if anyone had been successful since the game was launched.

11/12/2019 17:23:50 CEST

Suggestions for a 3yo Linux Gamer

My little girl loves to watch me play games and is starting to want to take control. She can just about manage movement and one other action, which limits us.

  • We have been playing Spyro (through Proton) with an amount of success, and a lot of enjoyment. The automatic camera is operated by Satan but I can use a mouse to help out while she runs around and "bonfires" and headbutts things. It's actually a pretty tricky game so we haven't progressed that far.

  • We tried Dirt Showdown (for a really arcade-y driver) but it's still too tricky.

  • Minecraft (mouse and keyboard) is too much. Even with the new (for me) auto-jump.

Any recommendations? Obviously keeping any violence as cartoonish as possible is important. Postal 2 is not what I'm looking for.

But that said, I really don't know what I'm looking for. Something that's more than just pairs, but also something that doesn't require lightning or accurate reflexes, and obviously something absurdly bright and shiny. Why don't the baby books cover this stuff?!

11/12/2019 15:55:05 CEST

testing new experimental mechanics - Quest Hunter
URL: https://v.redd.it/azaxktpk89y31
11/12/2019 14:09:17 CEST

Save 24% on Baldur's Gate: The Complete Saga on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/379/Baldurs_Gate_The_Complete_Saga/
11/12/2019 13:38:25 CEST

Why use a rolling distro instead of a stable distro with back ports of drivers?
11/12/2019 13:32:38 CEST

Can't run MS Paint on macOS


(I'm not sure if this is the place to post this, but I couldn't find the Wine reddit.)

I cd into the directory where the .exe file is stored, run command wine mspaint.exe and get this:

0028:err:module:import_dll Library MFC42u.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\\Users\\username\\Applications\\mspaint.exe") not found

0028:err:module:attach_dlls Importing dlls for L"Z:\\Users\\username\\Applications\\mspaint.exe" failed, status c0000135

How can this be solved?

11/12/2019 09:42:04 CEST

Visual Novel "My Heart Grows Fonder" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://zetsuboushita.itch.io/my-heart-grows-fonder
11/12/2019 08:55:39 CEST

Borderlands 3 Benchmark - DXVK vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSoSiLQNFqs
11/12/2019 08:50:49 CEST

Borderlands 3 Benchmark - DXVK vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSoSiLQNFqs
11/12/2019 08:49:10 CEST

Compulsion Games dropping their promise for a Linux and Mac ports - at least they are being decent about it.
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/112359230/we-happy-few-welcome-to-wellington-wells-you-saucy/posts/2532809?ref=ksr_email_backer_project_update_registered_users
11/12/2019 07:30:38 CEST

What makes a "gaming distro"?

For the longest time, I have been trying to find a distro that suits my needs, then, I thought to myself .."hey..one of my criteria is that it's 'good for gaming'...what the fuck does that even mean?" A gaming pack makes sense, a version with preinstallations for games...but what makes a distro designed for the gamer?

11/12/2019 04:09:12 CEST

Navi 23 found in GPUOpen Drivers
URL: https://youtu.be/jamVAudXTYQ?t=28
11/12/2019 02:50:32 CEST

Razer naga causes stuttering


I just got World of Warcraft classic to run almost perfect on my system (pop_OS), but i have an issue with my razer naga. Every time i press a button on the side of the mouse (1 - 12) it makes the game freeze for a second or two.

Has anyone had the same issues or maybe have an idea as to how i can fix it?

11/12/2019 01:32:53 CEST

Please help!

Okay, so I just loaded up Dark Souls 3 and my Xbox One controllers inputs are all mixed up. Half of the buttons do the appropriate thing, but the other half dont. Ive never see this before and Im not sure how to fix it. I tried restarting my PC and the game, but its still doing it. I cant find anything in settings to correct it. My PC runs Ubuntu 19.10. Does anyone know a fix for this?

11/12/2019 00:29:57 CEST

I enjoy the challenge of getting different games to work on Linux more than I enjoy the games themselves

Many a time i have spent a lot of time tinkering with all sorts of things and finding different strategies and advice online to get a game working only to find that the game is shit and i didnt want to play it anyway, i just wanted to challenge myself and see if i could get it working.

Is this relatable anyone at all? Or am i just mad?

11/12/2019 00:17:35 CEST

Tip of the hat to Feral

Evening all. Those who like to try before they buy might be caught out by Feral's anti-tamper system in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and it seems that a well-known scene group have, too.

After approximately 10min of gameplay the picture on the screen starts to move around, getting closer and further away on a black background. It soon speeds up, making the game impossible to play :-) Looks like they've been taking lessons from Croteam.

Whilst the Steam stub was bypassed, the group obviously didn't play the game beyond the initial boot up!

Disclaimer: I do own a legit copy of the game, m'lud! All done in the name of research.

11/11/2019 22:08:31 CEST

GTA Launcher not found

Im using Linux for a while now and GTA works just fine for me. A friend of me got interested in linux too and installed it too. Now he wants to play GTA but everytime he is starting the game, theres just the error 'Could not detect Rockstar Games Launcher, please verify data.'

I already searched google, verified data, installed other versions of the game in lutris, ... It just stays with this message.

I hope some of you guys got any ideas how to fix this. Thanks

OS: Pop OS GPU: AMD Radeon RX 590 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600

11/11/2019 20:59:25 CEST

Revolt Status

(i forgot to mention i didn't review every map) Hello! I am here to document how Revolt worked on my device. Start of pretty simple i used mint xfce and playonlinux for my test and used windows xp for compatibility reasons.(i don't know what version i am using but what playonlinux shows me is i am running wine 3.20) I titled my virtual drive Revolt and started installing the game. Now the installation process was simple and straight forward, updating requires browsing for the path so you can update it. (also use playonlinux installation for updating sense i didn't see my game in there) Browse to Desktop/Computer/C/Programfiles(86x)/acclaim/revolt to start the update. Now onto the gameplay! The game ran straight out of the box and i didn't see any problems. Mods ran perfectly fine and bugs i thought that was caused by wine were quickly debunked by asset tampering, (i saw different models for the power ups and thought the modder frogged the assets when making the map.) but the other map i installed worked fine. Custom cars worked too. RV house is a different story It cant figure out where is my installation. So i can't play multiplayer. (im not resolving this issue the multiplayer is already that inactive.) Anyways after i updated to latest version i can find, the game also ran butter smooth. I think this is a success everyone! A game that worked without any problems! (sorry for the clustered text i didn't slept well) Here is where i got all of the assets for the game: https://www.revoltrace.net/ thank you for viewing my post!

11/11/2019 19:45:20 CEST

BEST desktop environment

What desktop Environment do you consider to me to get the Best Performance out of my System and what could be alternatives?

11/11/2019 17:21:58 CEST

A few hundred keys for Red Eclipse 2 are being given away
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/red-eclipse-2-is-a-revamp-of-the-classic-free-arena-shooter-coming-to-steam.15389/
11/11/2019 17:10:58 CEST

Is this legit?
URL: https://i.redd.it/7p0kv59ir2y31.jpg
11/11/2019 16:22:41 CEST

Is this legit?
URL: https://i.redd.it/alkqjsdhr2y31.jpg
11/11/2019 16:22:33 CEST

Driver San Francisco doesn't start

Hello, I just installed Driver San Francisco on my Debian 10 and whenever I start the game, this message appears. I don't knaow if there's a step that I missed or something


11/11/2019 16:22:12 CEST

Steam for Linux can now run games in a special container
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/steam-for-linux-can-now-run-games-in-a-special-container.15384
11/11/2019 16:18:59 CEST

Feedback to an open source gaming project

Hey there I worked on a project called Open Journey to advertise open source and also Linux Gaming in the past. The project is available in my native language and also I do record an English Version of it.

The general "flow" is actuall game fottage recorded on my Linux Box and later on extended by a commentary Track with some background Information, technical Details, Details about the game and a personal rating. After the talk is done I leave some uncommented gameplay playing to give the viewer an impression of the game with out me ruining the impression.

I'd like to continue the project but like to have some Feedback first from you about:

  • Your thoughts on the project
  • the way I try to advertise the games
  • my english skills
  • any additional
  • what to improve
  • what to reduce (maybe drop the personal rating Part)
  • anything else which comes to your mind even if you feel to roast me

Currently the project has 16 parts right now and here is Part 14 about Alien Arena as an example: https://youtu.be/7xJXYS0AL5Q

Thank you in advance

11/11/2019 15:54:22 CEST

A Dedicated Anti-Linux Steam User

I'm not going to name drop here, as I'm sure many, if not most, know who I'm speaking of. But I just wanted to take a moment to give props to a particular user who has been in pretty much EVERY Linux post I've came across in dozens of games discussion pages. The term trolling hardly encompasses the dedication of this particular person. From what I can tell, he has been making arguments against Linux support going as far back as mid 2014. That's nearly five and a half years. I am absolutely stunned at his sheer level of dedication (obsession?) for this cause. Hats off to you sir!

11/11/2019 14:49:22 CEST

Did you experience any tangible benefits gaming under Linux ?

Not having to keep an windows OS to dualboot into is pretty nice I guess even though thesedays with an M.2 you can reboot really fast. Anything else ?

11/11/2019 14:44:09 CEST

Borderlands 3 Lilith Face Not Appearing In Telepathic Vision

Hi everyone, so I've recently uploaded a tutorial on installing Borderlands 3 on Linux using the Epic Game Store script since it now includes the mfplat workaround that fixes the cutscenes.


The game installs and plays absolutely fine, however at 9.37 in the video, Lilith speaks to you telepathically and her face should appear in the white area. I'm struggling to get this to work, any ideas?


11/11/2019 14:22:00 CEST

Borderlands 3 Lilith Face Not Appearing In Telepathic Vision

Hi everyone, so I've recently uploaded a tutorial on installing Borderlands 3 on Linux using the Epic Game Store script since it now includes the mfplat workaround that fixes the cutscenes.


The game installs and plays absolutely fine, however at 9.37 in the video, Lilith speaks to you telepathically and her face should appear in the white area. I'm struggling to get this to work, any ideas?


11/11/2019 14:21:10 CEST

Major problem about warframe with archlinux

I am running manjaro i3

and so far it went fine. I am able to run osu and league of legends, but recently I've wanted to try how warframe behaves and what I've found out that steamplay compatability crashes warframe almost instantly and I am not even able to see myself as playing it when I was looking on my friends list

my steam is the beta one so I was able to test some remote play features

the second issue I've had is for lutrises wine installation of warframe

when I am in orbiter and sometimes community space like cetus it works fine but when I enter plains of eidolon or whatever mission the video output freezes and switching workspaces makes only to update rendering frame to one that was previously rendered (so resulting in showing frame of previous workspace)

from my debugging its probably due to rendering new cells and/or assets because going from cetus to plains calls this "bug" indefinitely

any solutions for lutrises wine version of warframe?

11/11/2019 13:59:38 CEST

Is it safe to buy an RX 5700 yet?

I use my computer to work and play games. My desktop environment is Gnome and my distribution Arch. Currently I have a Sapphire Nitro RX 580 4G with a Ryzen 3700X CPU. I would like to upgrade the GPU to an RX 5700 but I can't afford to make my work environment fail. So it has to be rock solid with Gnome, VSCode, Firefox and Chrome.
I have a secondary partition with Windows 10 so if the gaming part is unstable I can wait and use Windows for games in the meanwhile.

11/11/2019 13:55:46 CEST

Is Nioh: Complete Edition still broken with Steam Play?

The latest report says:

"Killing enemies past the tutorial crashes not just the game, but also Steam"


There is just one report using Proton 4.11-8. I'd like to know other's experiences. It's currently on sale and I'm interested to create a Linux gaming content about it.


11/11/2019 13:13:07 CEST

Anyone else getting this graphical issue in Alien Isolation?

Hard to describe so I uploaded a video:

Linux 4.3.8
mesa 19.2.3

Tried AMD_DEBUG=nodcc %command% to no avail

11/11/2019 10:58:08 CEST

Save 25% on Volcanoids on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/951440/Volcanoids/
11/11/2019 09:09:36 CEST

Using game files from Windows to Wine

So I'm new to gaming on Linux and J wanted to know if I can copy WoW files from Windows to where it's being installed on Wine and if it would work. Because I'm downloading WoW but I already have the files on Windows, if I copy the files over, would it still work ? and also do add-ons for WoW still work ?

11/11/2019 08:03:21 CEST

Headsets compatible with Xbox One controller?

Question is in title. Will any standard headset work with an Xbox One controller? I tried plugging in some normal headphones, and I couldn't get any sound. My computer runs Ubuntu 19.10

11/11/2019 07:30:58 CEST

My experience with Nvidia Optimus on Fedora
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fedora/comments/duo0de/nvidia_optimus_on_fedora_31/
11/11/2019 07:15:04 CEST

Quick clarification on how Proton works

I recently found out that the game, Human: Fall Flat has dropped Linux support. I didn't realize this was a big deal since I run it under Proton anyway. Pronton's Github page states that I run the Windows binaries under Proton using Wine, so I should still be able to keep up to date.

I tried to play the game tonight with some friends, but found out that my version was out of date. Does this mean that I'm not running the game using Proton even though I have enabled Steam Play for all other titles in my settings?

11/11/2019 07:08:11 CEST

Third Person RPG "Azura - The Two Views of a World" On Kickstarter Promising Linux Version
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/azura-game/azura-the-two-views-of-a-world/description
11/11/2019 06:16:26 CEST

Notes on the new containerized Steam Runtime
  • their name for it is pressure-vessel. It's impossible to google.
  • it uses bwrap (originally from flatpak) to setup the namespaces and seccomp
  • bwrap currently can't be used recursively so using pressure-vessel in flatpak fails
  • it has the concept of runtimes very similar to flatpak with extension points and ini-like metadata
  • the runtimes are build with flatdeb
  • the two runtimes available right now are called scout and heavy
  • unlike flatpak it doesn't use ostree to pull and manage apps and runtimes but the proprietary steam system
  • the handling of OpenGL is different than in flatpak. The system tries to use the host OpenGL implementation in the container using libcapsule. libcapsule loads host GL dependencies into a separate linker namespace using dlmopen to avoid possible incompatible dependencies of the host GL and the runtime. libcapsule and dlmopen in glibc have known issues.
  • pressure-vessel and the runtime build definitions are not open source (afaict) (a previous public repo flatdeb-steam from collabora who are working on this runtime/system on behalf of valve is inaccessible now)
11/11/2019 05:16:51 CEST

A simple way to download macOS/OS X depots through Steam Play

I've been curious whether it is possible to use Steam Play compatibility tools ("Proton") to download things from other systems than Windows -> Linux and it turned out it is :). I made a simple compatibilitytool.vdf modification (gist here) to download macOS/OS X depots, which is a nice alternative to using steam console or steamcmd, as it allows to choose a SteamLibrary to download the files.

Eventually, it may be handy to get darling running games, but before that I'd love to see a script to automatically download older Unity games with OpenGL and make them running on Linux natively using procedures described in GoL wiki) (already suggested that for Luxtorpeda) and potentially other OpenGL Mac games, but it may be handy if the Mac version of the game have the files you may need for whatever reason.

11/11/2019 01:37:38 CEST

Does Manjaro have right to redistribute steam launcher?

Manjaro and some linux distro distribute steam launcher with them on there installation ISO.

I would like to know for academic purpose, I'm not picking on Manjaro, in a strict sense, can they distribute steam launcher?

I read the license, but from what I understand, errr I don't understand.

11/10/2019 23:51:48 CEST

Competitive multiplayer games list 2019

Hi, could you suggest competitive multiplayer games running decently on linux?

11/10/2019 23:34:43 CEST

Just Cause on GNU/Linux using Proton and D9VK
URL: https://youtu.be/PdCNN0Kp8Jo
11/10/2019 23:29:51 CEST

Steam for Linux client adds support for Linux namespaces
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/1638675549018366706/
11/10/2019 23:23:01 CEST

Save 78% on Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12231/Shadow_of_the_Tomb_Raider_Definitive_Edition/
11/10/2019 21:02:10 CEST

Steam's Singles' Day (11/11) sale has started. Terraria, Wizard of Legend, Planetary Annihilation: TITANS, The Long Dark, Hidden Folks, and more Linux games are on sale.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/SinglesDay2019
11/10/2019 19:34:59 CEST

Why Wine doesnt want to run Stereo3D / DX11?

I m still trying to run some older game CDs in Wine, but no matter if I used DXVK tutorial or updated Wine to latest STABLE version (Dev-version gives error), it either gives out:

missing Stereo 3D support

or something about the DX11:

C:\Program Files(x86)\...etc... .exe
"d:\\reengine\\reengine\\gitroot\\runtime\\modules\\render\\os\\renderdevicedx11.ccp" 1688
(HRESULT: 80004001

while this error appears in my terminal:

$ wine file.exe
0032:fixme:vcruntime:__telemetry_main_invoke_trigger ((nil))
0032:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x53c300 (nil)): stub
0032:fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x53d440,0x00000000), stub!
0032:fixme:dxgi:dxgi_output_GetDisplayModeList iface 0xaccb0, format DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM, flags 0, mode_count 0x16f50a64, desc (nil) partial stub!
0032:fixme:dxgi:dxgi_output_GetDisplayModeList iface 0xaccb0, format DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM, flags 0, mode_count 0x16f50a64, desc 0x16f51750 partial stub!
0032:fixme:d3d11:d3d11_device_CheckFeatureSupport Returning fake threading support data.
0032:fixme:d3d11:d3d11_device_CreateDeferredContext iface 0x8a018, flags 0, context 0x16f509a0 stub!

I tried many tutorials, did updates/upgrades... still. Somebody an idea? Thx

11/10/2019 19:10:02 CEST

Proton + Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is it a go?

I think the last time I looked at Shadow of War was when the publisher announced that there'd be no Linux port. The r/linux_gaming thread on that news threw a lot of negative reviews out there (not worth playing, junk story, shallow characters, etc..) in response.

I saw it was on sale on Steam this weekend and that that recent ProtonDB ratings show it Gold with only having to edit the resolution in a .cfg file as the main hang up. I thought I'd ask r/linux_gaming about it now that the dust has settled, is it worth picking up now that it looks to run through Proton? If you've run it on Proton, any hangups not mentioned in ProtonDB or did it essentially 'just work' for you?

For my related gaming tastes, I enjoyed Shadow of Mordor immensely until the point I got the moves down and my character became super OP. Though that was fun for a bit as well.

11/10/2019 18:59:04 CEST

API independent HUD?

Hey there, I still searching for a good game overlay HUD for future projects to show at least: fps, frametime, GPU load and CPU load. If also things like RAM usage are possible it would be a nice Plus.

I know the following HUDs:

  • Flying Mangos Vulkan HUD but, Vulkan only

  • DXVK_HUD but that is even DXVK/D9VK only.

  • GLXOSD but that have got discontinued several years ago is OpenGL exklusive and also on WineD3D (DX to OGL) the hud is mirrored and upside down so only usable for native open GL games.

  • Conky which is not really an overlay but can easily captured as a 2nd Windows and placed ontop of your game window inside OBS but will miss fps and frametime.

  • Mesa HUD but this will only work with Mesa drivers and unusable for me because prop. Nvidia driver or am I wrong?

  • NVidias "HUD" which only Shows fps and API but not GPU nor cpu usage and by far not even RAM usage.

  • steam overlay, but fps only

Is there anything I missed?

11/10/2019 18:31:36 CEST

Created script to normalize the volume when in Steam Big Picture mode

I've been frustrated that the Steam link's volume is tied to my PC's volume because I always have to mess with my TV's volume or my PC's volume. To fix this, I created a daemon and a systemd service file to set the volume to 100% when in big picture mode, then return it back to the previous volume after leaving big picture mode.

Haven't tested it completely but it seems to work for me.

Here it is if anyone is interested:


11/10/2019 18:27:22 CEST

Point and Click Game "Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars" Now Has Linux Support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/868580/Arkhangel_The_House_of_the_Seven_Stars/
11/10/2019 17:59:45 CEST

Portable Wine/Proton executables
URL: https://github.com/Kron4ek/wine-portable-executable
11/10/2019 17:38:17 CEST

Are we ever going to see EAC support for wine/proton or it's just a beautiful dream?
11/10/2019 16:39:13 CEST

Games not working in proton anymore

So I have 3 games. Metal gear solid 5, crash bandicoot trilogy, and nier automata. Mg freezes at startup, crash shows black screen but will show pause menu, nier works fine... xubuntu 19.04 dxvk and Vulkan updated amd gpu Mesa 18 or 19 whatever comes w 19.04. Ideas?

11/10/2019 16:23:20 CEST

Just Cause 4

Has anyone tried Just Cause 4 on Linux through proton yet? I would try it but spending another few hours downloading it again isn't worth it.

11/10/2019 15:15:42 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for November 10, 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!

11/10/2019 14:33:13 CEST

Has anyone managed to install the Endless Sky Map Editor on Ubuntu? It's not being installed with the game after adding the PPA.
URL: https://github.com/endless-sky/endless-sky-editor/releases
11/10/2019 13:50:27 CEST

Looking for help with Indie Survival game project(Enamtila)

Hi guys,

My friend and I are searching for people who are willing to back us up on our journery towards creating an Avatar-inspired survival game. The game will be called Enamtila, meaning the house of creation. We have a unique vision to the surival themed game genre and we are excited to bring this to the industry!

We really need people who are skilled in various roles,will be dedicated to our game, and are eager to contribute to a grassroots approach to game development.

If you guys are interested in helping support our aspirations for this game, please submit your work or content.

You can contact us through our email which is [Enamtilagame@gmail.com](mailto:Enamtilagame@gmail.com) or you message me over reddit.

Thank you so much for helping out!

11/10/2019 13:21:15 CEST

American Truck Simulator - Free Weekend until 11ᵗʰ Nov 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://twitter.com/SCSsoftware/status/1192856810115469312
11/10/2019 12:54:45 CEST

Cities: Skylines - Free Weekend until 11ᵗʰ Nov 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://twitter.com/Cities_PDX/status/1192502151119065088
11/10/2019 12:47:35 CEST

Payday 2 - Free Weekend until 11ᵗʰ Nov 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://twitter.com/PAYDAYGame/status/1192521883108950017
11/10/2019 12:43:41 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Vulkan vs. DX12 - GTX 1660 Super, RX 5700 XT, RTX 2080 Ti
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg2kqJnUQ6M
11/10/2019 12:21:56 CEST

Just Cause 4 Reloaded running on Linux using Proton (And DXVK, no further modifications made, also JC4 has a free weekend on Steam)
URL: https://youtu.be/4jkEF4ddOrM
11/10/2019 11:27:12 CEST

IPv6 and download speeds from Steam

In the past we have discussed this topic.

Not sure how many are still affected, anyhow I raised a new ticket: feel free to add your feedback too for Valve!

11/10/2019 11:01:13 CEST

Underlords 7.11.2019 update is unable to load game error
11/10/2019 09:12:35 CEST

Raw input?

this said wine has raw input support, but i tested in overwatch, it's definitely not raw input

11/10/2019 08:21:03 CEST

Does Wine support raw input or i need patch or something?
11/10/2019 08:03:31 CEST

Duke Nukem Forever doesn't boot.

So I downloaded Duke Nukem Forever from internet, installed it and put it into my Lutris game library. However it doesn't boot. There isn't an error or a crash it just does not open. My default Wine version is ge-protonified-nofshack-4.9-x86_64. What should I do?

11/10/2019 07:23:10 CEST

Proton GE (GloriousEggroll) Edition Initial Thoughts

I must say it's a much needed upgrade for Linux gamers. GTA V runs significantly better (back to 4K at max details, runs smoother than Windows on my machine...quite a bit of stuff does, because Linux tends to be better at thread scheduling on my Threadripper.) Rockstar Launcher is less buggy, and the rendering corruption appears to be fixed.

Haven't noticed any regressions with other games yet, just many minor annoyances fixed. Compatibility for me hasn't been much of an issue, however. Outside of GTA V the only games that do not work out of the box are the ones that use weird stuff like Java, etc. Waiting on RDR2 to come out on Steam, so I cannot tell you whether that works yet or not.

Overall if you haven't tried it, it's worth checking out if you play a lot of Windows games on your Linux machine.

I run Arch Linux and KDE 5. Specs are a Threadripper 1950X, 32 GB RAM, Geforce GTX 1080ti, 10 GB Ethernet, and gigabit down/45 mbit up internet.

11/10/2019 07:22:54 CEST

Do you guys know a fix for this error on gmod? I am using salient OS 64 bit
URL: https://i.redd.it/shj6e1u7xsx31.jpg
11/10/2019 07:16:57 CEST

[WOW] Error 51900322 ubuntu19.10/LinuxMint19.2

It begin in 2019.11.08. It run fine prior to 8th November, then I got the streaming error code over both linux OS.

I can login to my character screen, switch severs. However, the classic error appear, when I tried to get into game, when the loading screen reaches about 75%, it show me the error code.

I had tried the method of removing the Cache, WTF and Interface folder method, no luck for that. I had tried running the ttl=128 method, same result. I even reinstall the game, yet, no luck.

I got no addons. The game last update was at the end of October 22nd. It works fine at that time, but until recently.

However classic wow can login and works fine.

Am I the only one getting this error?

Does anyone know the solution?

CPU i7-7700k Graphic card: Nvidia 1060 6GB 16GB RAM OS: Linuxmint 19.2 (using wine-devel) / Ubuntu 19.10 (64bit and with wine64) Running the game through Asia Taiwan service

11/10/2019 07:03:57 CEST

What is Valve's goal with Proton?

Proton has been a blessing for me and, as I'm sure, many of you as well. I was finally able to completely make the leap this year to Linux on both my desktop and laptop. I have run into very few games that don't work, and I'm very grateful for that. My question is, what is Valve's incentive for working on Proton? While having more people use their services is a great thing for them, Linux users don't exactly make up a huge market of PC gaming. I know they had Steam machines several years ago, and they have their own gaming distro "SteamOS", but they seem to have pumped the breaks on both projects, while investing more resources into Proton. So, what is the endgame for them?

11/10/2019 04:20:42 CEST

GOG started another sale this time to celebrate the Polish independence day - a lot of games with Linux support
URL: https://www.gog.com/promo/20191108_made_in_poland
11/10/2019 02:20:46 CEST

The Turing Test on GNU/Linux running via Proton (and DXVK, no further modifications)
URL: https://youtu.be/Qhj8gDN68VM
11/09/2019 23:10:23 CEST

Interesting how that while CS:GO itself has a native linux port, it's SDK wants to use Proton. Not to mention the fact that the SDK itself crashes on launch.
URL: https://i.redd.it/yuq3fvqs7qx31.png
11/09/2019 22:15:49 CEST

Hey all - I *finally* got linux support for my original point and click adventure game, Arkhangel up and running. Woof.
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/868580/announcements/detail/1604898551802938994
11/09/2019 22:03:48 CEST

Mainframe Defenders, retrofuturistic squad-based strategy now has a Linux demo
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/mainframe-defenders-retrofuturistic-squad-based-strategy-now-has-a-linux-demo.15375
11/09/2019 21:12:23 CEST

Another question about outsourcing

Saw the post about this and people answered that big corporations won't do it because of money. But what about indie games? Not all indie projects available for our platform. How about outsourcing them? Because those games that are run natively on Linux sell pretty well.

11/09/2019 20:41:52 CEST

Anyone want my Roccat Kone Pure?

I have a Roccat Kone Pure, the old model that still has Linux support. I've recently upgraded to a Zowie S2, and I would like my Kone Pure to go to another Linux gamer, so it's free to a good home if you pay shipping.

Tell me what mouse you use for gaming now and your favourite Linux game with a canonically LGBT protagonist.

11/09/2019 19:51:17 CEST

Nutaku Launcher through wine?

Hey guys I was wondering if anyone has had any luck running nutaku's launcher through wine? I've tried myself, and I'm not exactly sure how to tell what dependencies are needed to get it to run correctly (or if it'll even run at all under wine). Has anyone else tried using the launcher?

11/09/2019 19:35:32 CEST

need some help to run cossacks on MX linux

Hi, I been using linux for quite sometime, and I have some basics, but never known how to run games on it, I always hear that I should use software like, wine, lutris ... but haven't succeeded or tried decently I guess, the only thing I'm running now is metal slug with mame

now I need some help running cossacks : the european war or any other version, it doesn't need high specs or anything I used to run it smoothly on a 215 Mb ram computer running windows xp, I just need someone to guide me, or tell me what should I google/read/install ... or give me some resources

also I kinda don't have any knowledge with gaming software like steam or lutris or ..

thanks in advance

11/09/2019 19:27:42 CEST

No Man's Sky on Linux using Wine

Hi all

Whenever I try to start NMS, it says:

'Unable to initialize Vulkan'

Any suggestions?

11/09/2019 18:21:10 CEST

Steam Chat Highlighting in task bar not working? Here's the 'fix'

So you know how on Windows (possibly Mac too) that when you receive a message from someone the window lights up in your task bar? Well on Linux it doesn't seem to, until now.

Here's a script you run on startup that'll fix that problem. One main issue with it however is how it gets the chat window's ID by going off what minimum size is, because there's no unique identifier for Steam's chat window.

Anyway, here it is. Enjoy!

## Run script on startup. Set it and forget it.
## Made by MoistGoat#2305
## Source: https://pastebin.com/bjyqPgku

if command -v wmctrl >/dev/null 2>&1 ; then
    while :;do
        sleep 10s ## Checks if Steam is running every 10 seconds
        SteamPID=$(cat $HOME/.steam/steam.pid)
        Running=$(ps -p $SteamPID | grep -wo $SteamPID)
        if [ "$SteamPID" == "$Running" ]; then ## If Steam is running, check ids and grab 'em.
            while [ "$ChatGrabbed" == "0" ]; do
                sleep 1s ## Just to prevent high memory usage if chat window isn't grabbed yet
                listids=$(wmctrl -l | grep N/A | cut -f1 -d' ')
                readarray -t array < <(printf '%s\n' $listids)
                for ((i=0; i<${#array[@]}; i++)); do
                    if [[ $(xprop -id ${array[i]} | grep "400 by 250") != "" ]]; then ## Finds which one is the chat window.
                        WindowID=$(echo ${array[i]})
        while [ "$SteamPID" == "$Running" ]; do ## If Steam is actually running, keep an eye on the log file.
            tail -fn0 --pid=$$ "/tmp/dumps/"$USER"_stdout.txt" | egrep -q "WebChat.SetNumChatsWithUnreadPriorityMessage|Exiting" ## Waits for match
            if [[ $(cat "/tmp/dumps/"$USER"_stdout.txt" | grep -wo Exiting) == "Exiting" ]]; then 
                Running=0 ## If Exiting found, then wait until script sees Steam running to prevent issues
                wmctrl -F -ir $WindowID -b add,demands_attention ## Highlights the window :)
    echo "wmctrl not installed. Please install it for this script to work!"
    notify-send -a "Steam Chat Highlighter" "Wmctrl not installed!" -t 0
11/09/2019 17:26:14 CEST

"Verenitti OS is the new Unix-like operating system that most of us have been waiting for most of our adult lives."
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/v-os/verenitti-os-unix-like-os-for-gamers-and-professionals/description
11/09/2019 17:24:41 CEST

Endless Sky map editor

Has anyone managed to install the map editor for Endless Sky? I somehow can't seem to and my internet searches aren't helpful.

11/09/2019 16:30:17 CEST

Need Help With Sims 1

Im brand new to wine and to coding but Im desperately trying to relive my golden years and play the Sims. Im running Sims 8 in 1 via Linux and Wine but it crashes on start up. Ive seen a few posts saying I need to run the command of skip startup but Im not sure how to go about doing that.

11/09/2019 16:27:24 CEST

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on GNU/Linux using Proton and D9VK
URL: https://youtu.be/xDgYL2g2lwM
11/09/2019 15:32:09 CEST

A few more keys for INNER with a more secure posting method

I wanted to make a new thread so folks that maybe missed it got a chance at a copy. (possibly due to bots) as mentioned in the original thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/dtqsul/its_not_a_major_game_but_i_said_id_put_it_on/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

I hope folks manage to grab one If they are interested! These are steam keys. Thank you again :D

MZBH3-QT6TJ-C9WB? - replace question mark with B

WHFK5-NMZLK-0K07? - replace question mark with 9

VIC6M-RNYNQ-K63J? - replace question mark with W

JLAK0-EKYRF-CL8J? - replace question mark with R

CKZLK-ID7X3-WZ4H? - replace question mark with T

11/09/2019 15:27:21 CEST

Kingdom Come Deliverance in PlayOnLinux

Just bought Kingdom Come Deliverance on a GOG sale recently and was able to get it running in PlayOnLinux with GloriousEggRoll's Proton fork! This game is beautiful and I'm getting frame rates around 35 FPS with settings on High.


It runs with Stable Wine and Staging Wine, but frame rates are really low. So with GloriousEggRolls proton I have to disable esync and then my GeForce GTX 1060 can handle it fine.

Here is how I did it: GamersOnLinux

11/09/2019 13:45:02 CEST

[Overwatch] After turning on high precision mouse input the mouse won't move

i hope it can be fixed very soon

11/09/2019 13:39:19 CEST

Garfield Kart - Furious Racing - Proton 4.11-8 [German]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MUlCTy8XdY
11/09/2019 12:20:56 CEST

3dSen PC - the unique 3D NES emulator has its own Steam Page and Trailer now - Will support both Max OSX and Linux natively.
URL: https://v.redd.it/jx88xxyqhhx31
11/09/2019 12:14:58 CEST

Somebody with a working Hearthstone Lutris install, please help!

I can't work it out how to install b.net. The lutris HS installer has changed recently but it doesn't install b.net it fails with: https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/17229

I tried to run the HS installer from the script created wine prefix, but it fails with https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/161075

11/09/2019 12:11:29 CEST

This is the chance to determine where all of this is going...
URL: https://i.redd.it/jj5w9lcwzax31.jpg
11/09/2019 11:50:12 CEST

Linux players still can't refund Rust besides the announcement 3 months ago
URL: https://rust.facepunch.com/blog/updated-linux-plans
11/09/2019 09:48:07 CEST

Saints Row 4: Game of the Century Edition [GOG] not on lutris?

Has somebody managed to run the GOG version of the game? I don't know how to configure wine but the latest wine version installs the game and runs it with graphical glitches and frame drops, but it's playable so far.

Image: https://ibb.co/Rp0PjLz (sorry that I took the image with my phone camera)

11/09/2019 08:06:12 CEST

Skyrim Special Edition. Light modding guide?

By light I mean a guide that only focuses on the mods themselves. Some guides require external tools like wrye bash, sseedit etc. I can get skse working with a custom proton version. If you're wondering why I'm making this post. I got a new laptop which I put Linux on it.

11/09/2019 07:40:19 CEST

Linux Mint Steam PS4 Controller doesn't work
URL: https://i.redd.it/4758p1hpslx31.png
11/09/2019 07:19:44 CEST

Devil May Cry 5 runs with vkd3d but there is graphics glitch

The objects blurred in the background are pixelated when running the game in DX12-to-Vulkan mode. Performance seems to be about 10% slower, too. Better to use DXVK.

To those who are interested to try, open "dmc5co fig.ini" then look for the line with "TargetPlatform" then input DirectX12. Save and close the file. To revert back to DX11 mode, just input DirectX11.

11/09/2019 06:20:05 CEST

It's not a major game but I said I'd put it on Linux and I'm a man of my word!

Not too long ago I did a 3 day game jam for myself and created a mini-horror game INNER. I was hesitant about asking for money for the game but after much conversation with my community, I decided it couldn't hurt. I felt it would be a good way of getting some extra metrics for things rather than money so I put it on steam also (taking a small loss doing so) but I figured if I was going to sell it, it would be nice to have keys to give out to fine folks.

I said when I launched it that a Linux build would come soon after. It took longer than I wanted but I kept my word. You can now get INNER for Linux on itch and steam! So I wanted to drop in with some free copies as a than you to the Linux community of which some have supported my previous work (The Subject) and requested support for INNER. I understand it's not much but I still am happy to have something to give! The Following is some info and some steam keys!

So you can know a bit about it:

ITCH: https://darkstonedigital.itch.io/inner
STEAM: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1133210/Inner/


Video about its earnings:











11/09/2019 04:46:08 CEST

[Rocket League] Rubberbanding / Packet Loss with great ping.

Does anyone else have bad rubberbanding issues in rocket league?

I constantly have a sub 40 ping and for 90% of the game connectivity is fine. Then, usually on a turnover, I will get severe lag.

I know it affects my opponents as they will often confirm that they see it too.

This is the only game where these lag spikes are a problem, and I wasn't going to even bother posting this here until another player I met today said he had the same issue playing on Ubuntu.

I currently use Manjaro, but I had the same problem back on Ubuntu and just put up with it.

It wasn't until this latest patch that it appears to happen almost every game and thus my final reluctance to post about it.

Anyone else had similar problems?

e: I see basically all of the connectivity issue icons at some point when I'm experiencing this problem.

11/09/2019 03:13:27 CEST

I have 2 PCs now! Hello Linux!

Up until now I had a desktop PC which was windows only due to very heavy gaming. But today I got a new laptop which I want to finally install Linux onto. And play some native games. I'm so happy!

11/09/2019 02:48:26 CEST

How game dev/publisher EA runs their games on Linux but develops them using a Windows-only toolchain.
URL: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/cppblog/ea-and-visual-studios-linux-support/
11/09/2019 02:46:18 CEST

What is the best Linux distro for gaming?

I'm a bit new to Linux and I would like to know what Linux distro is the best for gaming.

11/08/2019 22:01:17 CEST

A workaround to the Steam store not opening.

It seems a lot of people are having problems with Steam and mainly the store. There have been lots of suggestion but none seem to fix the issue, so after a lot of screwing around, I think I have found a way:


Firstly, you will need to download SteamCMD:


Choose your platform, and follow the download instructions.

Downloading your game

To install your game, you will need this command:

steamcmd +@sSteamCmdForcePlatformType windows +login +force_install_dir +app_update +quit

(Have a look at running SteamCMD because it might not work with steamcmd)

- The is your Steam username and the is your Steam password.

- The can be anywhere you want your game to install to. NOTE: There is a problem with SteamCMD where your directory cannot have spaces in it. If it does, it will create a folder named the word before the space. IE /Desktop/Steam Windows -> /Desktop/Steam/

- The is the id of your Steam game. This can be found here: https://steamdb.info. Just search the name of your game, and copy and paste the ID.

- The +@sSteamCmdForcePlatformType windows will force SteamCMD to download the game, even though it is a Windows only game.

However, if you run the command, you will probably notice that the game won't install and will say something along the lines of No subscription. The No subscription basically means you haven't bought the game. You might be thinking 'my game is free though' - that's right - you still have to 'buy' the game. All you need to do, is open up your normal Steam install, search for the game you want, and click Play Game. The game won't install because it's the wrong platform but it will still be added to your library.

Now rerun the command from earlier. You will see it start to install the game to the directory you provided. Let it download fully.

Installing your game

If you watch it install, the folders it produces is exactly the folders you will find under /steamapps/

Let the game finish downloading. You will see it will produce an EXE file and sometimes a data file if the games needs one.

Navigate to your Windows Steam install through wine: /drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps to get to the steam apps folder. If you haven't installed any games, it will be empty. That's fine, just create a new folder and name it common.

In here is where you will place the game you just downloaded (the EXE and other folders which are needed by that game).

Playing your game

To play your game, boot up wine through a terminal with the arguments: -no-browser +open steam://open/minigameslist. This will only open your library.

In here, you should see the game you just installed. Double click it and let Steam do it's thing. It shouldn't have to do much as all the files are already there.

There you go! You just installed a game, without downloading it from the store. It's a bit of a long workaround but seemingly the only that works.

Have fun!

11/08/2019 21:38:00 CEST

Proton 4.11-8
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Changelog#411-8
11/08/2019 21:33:46 CEST

The Outer Worlds - Running on Linux


Just sharing the journey I took to get The Outer Worlds running on my Ubuntu 19.04 build.

Computer Specs

CPU: 16-Core (2-Die) AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (-MT MCP MCM-) speed/min/max: 2020/2200/3400 MHz
Kernel: 5.0.0-32-generic x86_64
Mem: 32105.3 MiB
Storage: 10.86 TiB
Procs: 603 Shell: bash 5.0.3 inxi: 3.0.33
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 580 Mem: 8106M

0) Prerequisites

You'll need to install the most recent graphics drivers for your system. You can opted for the closed source vendor drivers. Or use the open source versions as an alternative, your performance and stability may vary.

Invidia GPUs

Me personally I used the open source versions as I couldn't get the AMD drivers to be stable.

Great GPU Driver Guide to Reference


DXVK is a Vulkan-based compatibility layer for Direct3D 11. It allows running 3D applications on Linux using Wine.

1) Wine Staging

Make sure you install wine staging and update often via Apt (or whatever package manager you use).

Install this as well.

2) Lutris

Next I installed Lutris and created a user account on their site.

Ok now the real fun starts!
Normally I'd recommend you go to the search icon in Lutris and search for a install script for the game you want.
In this case DON'T DO THAT! I wasted three days and 100s gigs of bandwidth trying to install/uninstall the game to try and get it to run.

Instead you'll need to setup your wine prefix, install the correct support software, codecs, and drivers and then install the Epic Games Store (sigh).

3) Epic Game Store

Click the search icon in Lutris and search for "Epic Game Store" and let Lutris create the wine prefix and auto install. Test launch the store and that it boots up and runs.

Make sure your prefix is installed on a hard drive with at least 40 gig free! Please note, if you are going to buy other games on the Epic store I'd recommend at least a 150 to 200 gig drive dedicated to your wine prefix!

a) Create a User Account

Create a legal user account and make sure you can log in and browse the store.

b) Buy The Outer Worlds
Buy The Outer Worlds and have it download it into your wine prefix.

Launch the game! (ahaha.. just kidding it won't work).
Close the launcher and exit out of the Epic Games Store wine prefix.

(I'm still having a graphics rendering problem where menus and settings in Epic Game Store are unreadable. You may have this problem too? But, I'm able to launch games purchased in the store.)

4) Install Dependencies

So, we are going to install all of the items I installed and in doing so we are installing it into a wine prefix for Epic Games Store. So, any game you install using the Epic Games Store will leverage the setup of dependencies. Please note, I've only tested the dependencies to get The Outer Worlds running.

a) Select the "Epic Games Store" in Lutris
The right side options list should appear and if you installed winetricks correctly it should be an option. Click on it to activate the dialog wizard.

- Select the default wineprefix - (ok)
- Install a Windows DLL or component (ok)
I checked all of the following:
(if you'd like to trouble shoot this list and verify the bare minimum please share it with everyone else)
o cinepak
o d3dcompiler_43
o d3dx9
o d9vk_master
o dirac
o dotnet40
o dotnet48
o dxvk
o faudio
o ffdshow
o icodecs
o l3codecx
o mf
o mFc40
o vcrun2008
o vcrun6
o wmv9vcm
o xact
o xact_x64
o xinput
o xvid

And wait, for a while.. a long while. Go get coffee, read a blog.

I then installed the following manually into the wine prefix.
Where is the wine prefix on your system?
Glad you asked you can determine the path by clicking on the folder icon to the right side, when you select "Epic Games Store" in Lutris.

Media Foundation

Boot up Lutris, run Epic Games Store, and launch The Outer Worlds!

Some observations for my system is I can only run the game for about 2-4 hours then it starts to "degrade" and consume Vram until it crashes or causes my computer to freeze forcing a hard reboot.

So I save often and after 2-3 hours I take a break and fresh launch it to keep going.

11/08/2019 21:04:44 CEST

Long time Linux user, but new to gaming on Linux.

Im thinking of buying a gaming laptop, and Id love to get Linux on it. Does anyone know of any gaming laptops that I could put Linux on? I dont care if they come with windows, but it needs to be able to run Linux, and I guess run most games at over 60fps with good settings

11/08/2019 21:03:03 CEST

Separate hard drive for steam account (ideal setup)

Hey all, I want to upgrade my storage on my computer, I have a 512 GB NVMe Drive, and I would like to add a steam drive.

I am thinking a WD Blue 4TB and a small SSD in a tiered configuration. Are there any issues that you know about w/ this kind of setup? Would I be better off using

  • XFS, ZFS or EXT4
  • if available, can I make a tiered storage, would it be simple enough
  • If I have a tiered storage, should I enable compression on the ssd?
  • If I have a tiered storage, should I enable deduplication on the ssd?

More importantly, am I overlooking something?


11/08/2019 20:10:13 CEST

Point and Click Game "The Secrets of Jesus" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://amir-matouk.itch.io/thesecretsofjesus
11/08/2019 19:09:33 CEST

Action RPG "Troll Control" Released Into Early Access With Linux Support
URL: https://karlmartindev.itch.io/trollcontrol
11/08/2019 19:03:20 CEST

using proton - am i doing it already?

Silly question - apologies if it seems obvious but it isn't covered in the FAQ...

I'm running tumbleweed with an AMD Vega card, and very happily playing a number of native (?) games from steam.

Total War - Warhammer 2 runs (crashes a lot - but does it on Windows too)

Bioshock Infinite seems great, as does Deus Ex Mankind Divided.

The FAQ refers to Proton, but I guess I'm not running it (?) as I don't see the green "Install" button against Deus Ex Human Revolution or Bioshock Remastered, both of which are rated as Gold in ProtonDB...

Q - Do I have to do something [else] to get Proton working with Steam, or, does Steam only show the "Install" option if a Proton game is rated as Platinum?

Many thanks. Jbt

11/08/2019 18:54:05 CEST

How to fix this issue?
URL: https://i.redd.it/swoz881s0ix31.jpg
11/08/2019 18:37:15 CEST

Text boxes in Cemu (WiiU emulator) white, Fix???

I used cemuhook to download shared fonts,but text boxes are white and there are no letters. Is there a way to fix this?

11/08/2019 18:36:12 CEST

Small Mode returns to Steam, Broadcast Settings appear on Linux and more on Steam Cloud Gaming
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/small-mode-returns-to-steam-broadcast-settings-appear-on-linux-and-more-on-steam-cloud-gaming.15370
11/08/2019 15:48:31 CEST

AMDVLK 2019.Q4.2 Brings Several More Extensions, Game Tuning
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMDVLK-2019.Q4.2-Released
11/08/2019 14:33:37 CEST

Gaming On Linux YouTube Channel - Tutorials / Walkthroughs / Gameplay advice?

Hi everyone, first of all thanks for the previous suggestions this subredit has given me in regards to my YouTube channel, and I've made all the feasible changes that people recommended.

But now I wonder if you can give me some more help, my main sticking point seems to be creating awareness of my content, if there are anyone out there that has their own channels, and if so how do you create awareness and promote your content?

I currently use Twitter and Facebook but do not seem to gain much traction.

My channel is www.youtube.com/IntelligentGaming

And I would appreciate a subscription if you like my content or the idea of the channel, alternatively some constructive criticism would be appreciated.

Thanks again.


11/08/2019 14:08:56 CEST

A Steam Cloud - Stadia comparison from a technical perspective

After the leaked information about Steam Cloud surfaced, many were quick to compare it to the fast approaching Google Stadia. While is it still not clear if both services will compete for the same users, its quite interesting to compare some of the technical differences between them.

Even if you are not a fan of this whole idea of cloud gaming, I hope you agree that the technology involved is remarkable: any device that can access the Internet and decode a video stream can be used to start playing any game, no matter how high the system requirements are.

OK, its not that simple; you cant play any game. Every service has its own limited catalog of games to choose from. But why is that?

You see, running a server farm with enough power to actually run the games is one thing both Valve and Google have a lot of server infrastructure around the world. It just needs to be upgraded to include GPUs. But equipping the machines with a OS that will run the games is a very different problem.

Using Windows is of course an option, but the ill-fated OnLive service demonstrated that perhaps thats not the best approach. Not only is cost of the license an additional expense, but also its using the OS for a scenario its not suitable for.

The only other sane option is of course Linux as the base of the software solution. And indeed, Stadia is using Debian, Vulkan and some Googles internal technology stack. This means, any game developer that wants to be on Stadia needs to build their game targeting specifically that. This is why we see announcements of games coming to Stadia someone put in the work to port the game. This is also why there is a limited list of games you can play if a game studio decides that its not a investment worth taking, the game will never be available on Googles service.

Now, coming back to Valve, we can see several differences in how those two platforms might work from a developers point of view:

  1. There are already games on Steam. This might sound obvious, but that means there is an business relationship between a developer and Valve in place. No need to go through additional paperwork.
  2. Steam already handles Linux games. What that meas is that potentially any game in the Linux backlog on Steam will just work. Probably all a developer needs to do, is to tick a checkbox on their partner settings to instantly have their game available for streaming. This means that Steam Cloud cold have many, many more games available at launch, compared to Stadia.
  3. And finally, we have the secret weapon. The piece of software that potentially can be a game changer. Im talking of course about Steam Play and the Proton tool that powers it. Steam Play for those that dont know, is Valves solution for running Windows games on Linux. Which in the context of this article means: Valves solution for running any Windows game on Steam Cloud automatically.

Whether thats going to work smoothly is to be seen of course. But the advantages seem clear if you have a game listed on Steam, it will be available for streaming with little to no developer action needed. No point of adding Stadia as another SKU to be supported, no need to take a risky business decision. And you get all the other benefits of using the Steam platform achievements, community features and of course, a huge user base.

From a user perspective, the advantages are even more obvious. Using Stadia, you need to pay the subscription price and buy the games separately. What happens with your purchases in a event the service shutdowns is unclear and worrying. Meanwhile on Steam Cloud, while an additional subscription might be needed, not only you already have your huge library of games you bought available to be streamed, you also have the option to download and play the games offline!

Looking at all the pieces of the puzzle Valve has already on the market Steam Remote Play (with the new Play Together feature!), steam.tv, the mobile apps, and Proton I wonder if Valve was planning to create Steam Cloud a lot earlier than most people think. While Google Stadia has certainly been faster with the announcement and release, perhaps well see a compelling alternative very soon.

As for how all this impacts the Linux gaming ecosystem? I dont think there are good news here. So far, no major tittle announced for Stadia has also indicated a Linux release. It seems that even if the developers did all the hard parts of porting a game to Linux, no one is taking the extra step of actually releasing it as a stand alone product. I also dont expect publishers on Steam that skipped our comparatively tiny user base in the years before when Linux support was added, to suddenly be swayed to release a native Linux versions for the perhaps even smaller game streamer crowd.

What I expect to continue however, is the continued advancement of Wine, DXVK and other tools, as well as even more industry moves toward open standards like Vulkan. Even if not a direct win, it sure does make gaming on Linux that much easier.

11/08/2019 11:17:44 CEST

The Outer Worlds on Linux - Wine Staging 4.19 Esync - DXVK 1.4.4 - All Settings + Mixed Settings
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngPJgupRV44&feature=youtu.be
11/08/2019 10:24:37 CEST

In VergeWorld: Icarus you play as Nix, a smuggler on a dry, desert planet. This concept art pictures the landscape and the aft view of your ship, Icarus. Your feedback is invaluable, so tell us what you think!
URL: https://i.redd.it/z02gepirkfx31.png
11/08/2019 10:23:58 CEST

Save 75% on Cities: Skylines on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/255710/Cities_Skylines/
11/08/2019 10:20:30 CEST

New Steam Beta supports libva2 !

Just checked for updates, and the changelog says that the Linux build was updated to support for libva2 !

Time to go check it out!

11/08/2019 09:22:19 CEST

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood running on GNU/Linux using Wine and D9VK (Lutris installer in the description)
URL: https://youtu.be/UFbKOUD4FKE
11/08/2019 09:19:01 CEST

Best Performance OS?

Hey guys does anyone of you know a very good Linux OS for gaming or are they more or less equal? I was thinking to switch back to Arch. Right now I'm using Pop!OS

11/08/2019 09:08:53 CEST

Vicky 2 mods?

So, i've got vicky II to work on linux using Steamp proton but when I tried to find resoruces on how to get mods working it always said "set launch options to this '-mod=mod/HFM.mod'". When I try to do this it just lods the game as normal. has anyone else had this problem?

11/08/2019 09:02:01 CEST

PSA: The scheduler really matters for latest Tomb Raider

As per subject, the scheduler does matter when running the latest Tomb Raider.

Running with powersave yields to some micro stuttering even if the average FPS is still high. Set it to performance to enjoy a smoother experience.

This is happening on an i7-8700k, 2080 Ti RTX and 64 GiB ram 3200Mhz - Ubuntu 18.04 with HWE.

11/08/2019 08:12:42 CEST

(Fallout 4) Occasionally the mouse/camera hits an "invisible wall" mid screen and cant go any farther. Is there a fix for this?

If completely rotate the player in the other direction it goes away for a minute or 2. Installed using Steam Proton on Manjaro

11/08/2019 03:25:18 CEST

Play!'s October Compatibility/Progress Report (PS2 emulator)
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/dqsjsc/plays_october_compatibilityprogress_report_ps2/
11/08/2019 03:24:36 CEST

Questions: Anyone know does blood bowl 2 run under wine? What about The Sims?

Questions: Anyone know does blood bowl 2 run under wine? What about

I am pondering going to Ubuntu again. Does anyone know if the Sims 4:Realms of Magic run under wine? I did a quick google before asking and I didn't see anything one way or the other.

11/08/2019 03:09:16 CEST

wine ensync probem esync:esync_init Server is running with WINEESYNC but this process is not, please enable WINEESYNC or restart wineserver.
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamPlay/comments/dt84tv/wine_ensync_probem_esyncesync_init_server_is/
11/08/2019 02:54:28 CEST

Half-Life 3 to be a Windows Store exclusive

How is this crap still up? It's literally fake news check the comments https://old.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/dsven2/read_dead_redemption_2_runs_via_proton_if_you/

Same thing for this one https://old.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/dsf75d/possible_push_for_vulkan_red_dead_redemption_2/

I would start removing these threads completely. It's not only for karma farming (I don't care about karma), circle jerking or created by trolls.

A rule to remove threads with editorialized titles could be useful too.

11/08/2019 02:37:35 CEST

Edited it a bit
URL: https://i.redd.it/pzgo3bz508x31.png
11/08/2019 02:04:31 CEST

EA Origin and Steam Will Work in Tandem, EA Working on Cross Save and Progression Sharing
11/08/2019 01:58:13 CEST

Transport Fever 2 is hitting PC and Linux on December the 11th
URL: https://www.nzgamers.club/articles/news/transport-fever-2-is-hitting-pc-and-linux-on-december-the-11th-r543/
11/08/2019 01:52:30 CEST

Black screen on game launch from steam (PopOS 19.10 Nvidia 435.21

Just upgraded to PopOS 19.10 and Nvidia 435.21 drivers. Now Civ5 and Black Mesa will only display black screens after launching from steam. Intro videos will play fine... then a black screen will display when the menu loads. Menu music will play in the background and I can also see the mouse cursor... but nothing else. Both games are linux native.

Alternatively Doom, Factorio, and Slay the Spire all launch and run fine.

What is going on here?

Apologies... Linux noob.

11/08/2019 01:04:56 CEST

Dead Cells gets bigger again with a new mini-biome and mutations
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/dead-cells-gets-bigger-again-with-a-new-mini-biome-and-mutations.15362
11/07/2019 23:24:12 CEST

RDR2 On Linux

Are there any actual solutions to playing RDR2 on Linux yet? The Rockstar launcher has some problems being launched with Lutris for me, and I assume since its a Vulkan game Proton would work great, but from what I see there is no legit way to get it running on proton (please prove me wrong)

11/07/2019 22:08:55 CEST

The game is so good that I got double the best character
URL: https://imgur.com/a/isgqWUN
11/07/2019 21:51:10 CEST

What's the difference between Nvidia drivers 430 and 435?

Mint had released the Nvidia drivers 430.50 and 435.21 but i don't know which one i should use

11/07/2019 21:17:40 CEST

Thoughts regarding Steam Cloud Gaming and us

It hit me today that if Valve launches a cloud gaming service running on some form of GNU/Linux, they would want a consistent runtime, right?

Two thoughts regarding this:

  • Would this not be the Steam Runtime?

Think about it. The Steam Runtime already has many games that work natively with it, and it has been thoroughly tested by Linux users for years at this point. Consequently, would this not mean that Steam Cloud Gaming uses the same runtime as our GNU/Linux gaming desktops? In other words, unlike Stadia where developers are using Stadia's APIs in their games, Steam Cloud Gaming could possibly use the exact same APIs as any other Linux-native game does. How would Valve handle this? Would they let publishers publish Steam Cloud Gaming-only titles, or tell publishers to publish them as Linux-native titles (something that actually would bring us more games)?

  • Is this why Valve are whitelisting games in Proton?

This also makes a lot of sense if they're having a "cloud-based" gaming service. Ideally they would have games that work the day you launch them and stay playable that aren't affected by regressions in Proton. By having whitelisted games by default use their specified Proton version, Valve has been able to ensure that the games perfectly with their associated Proton versions, effectively making them a consistent, stable/unchanging, runtime that Valve can rely on for streaming.

Could this have been the plan all along?

11/07/2019 20:08:17 CEST

Using proton to play Yume Nikki!
URL: https://i.redd.it/ta761d3q8bx31.png
11/07/2019 19:49:24 CEST

PAYDAY 2: Silk Road Update

"PAYDAY 2: Silk Road UpdateSilk Road Update is now live with lots of new content.Hello Heisters!
It's time to get back in the van and kick some ass. We here at OVERKILL have something wonderful for you. A big update to make up for the recent year of silence. We bring more content and fixes to the game we all love. So suit up and join the fray as we once again put on our masks; let's head south of the border to hunt murkies.

Outfits system
A new cosmetic Outfits system is introduced in PAYDAY 2 with this DLC. In addition to selecting a mask of their choice, players can now also select an Outfit from a selection in their inventory. Outfits are clothes that the character wears below the neck and are selected in the same screen as armor.

Improved UI
The general UI and menus have been given an overhaul and streamlined to make things more efficient and easier to navigate. This also, of course, includes added elements for managing the new outfits system.

In addition to the outfits system itself, the following outfits are made available in the Silk Road update:
Silk Road update (free) outfits:

  • Tactical BDU

  • Raincoat

  • Scrubs

  • Winter Camo Parka

  • Tuxedo

  • Murkywater Uniform

Community Safe 8
Alongside the update, a new community safe is added to the drop pool. The safe contains 16 new weapon skins from the Steam workshop to customize your loadout with. It will have the same drop chance as all other community safes.

Border Crossing Heist DLC
The Payday Gangs enemies, Murkywater and the Dentist, are moving money and illicit merchandise from the US to Mexico through a tunnel across the border. The Gang gets wind of this and formulates a plan. While some Payday Gang members are off rescuing Bain, others will travel to Arizona to hit Murkywater and the Dentist.

Tailor Pack 1 DLC
Tailor Pack 1 DLC outfits (each of these has 5 color variations, for a total of 20 outfits):

  • The Showman

  • The Casual Formal

  • The Sunny Rico

  • The Classic

Cartel Optics Mod Pack DLC
The Cartel Optics Mod Pack DLC includes 10 new weapon mods to help you customize and improve the performance of your weapons in combat. The central theme for this mod pack is optics and sights.
Mods included:

  • 3 Sights

  • 2 Pistol Sights

  • 2 Optics Gadgets

  • 1 Grip

  • 1 Muzzle Brake

  • 1 Compensator

Buy all 3 DLCs as a bundle here

It's time to make those helmets fly again!
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.

Update 198 Changelog
Date: 2019-11-07
Update size: 2.0GB


  • Fixed an issue where players would be able to use Pocket ECMs on objectives that would normally lock when exposed to the ECM effect

  • Another attempt at fixing an issue where an ammo bag that appeared empty could prevent smoke and corpses from properly despawning for clients

  • Fixed a crash that could occur if the player used the HRL-7 Rocket Launcher on Captain Winters

  • Fixed an issue where the clients would not get progress on Holdout if the host changed from regular lobby to holdout after they joined

  • Fixed an issue with containers always showing the 'hold F to open' prompt even though you are closing the containers

  • Fixed so that you can play on Steam OS with the Xbox One controller as well as the Xbox 360 controller

  • Fixed so that the Steam Marketplace does not use a localized string when searching


  • Fixed an AI navigation issue on Shadow Raid

  • Fixed an issue where players could kill the escape driver on day one of Watchdogs causing a blocker on day two

  • Adjusted spawn points for snipers on Beneath The Mountain

  • Fixed an issue where one of the cameras on Big Oil day one was not connected to the landmines

  • Fixed an issue where the trip mines on Hotline Miami day one were missing their lasers

  • Fixed an issue where the team AI could not get to the player on the roof of the building on Cook Off

  • Fixed an issue on Brooklyn 10-10 where the player could get stuck inside a police car near the escape

  • Fixed an issue on Firestarter day 3 that could cause the AI to break stealth if the player got electrocuted

  • Fixed a hole in the wall near Sokol in the New Safe House

  • Fixed issues causing noticeably reduced enemy spawns on Golden Grin Casino

  • Fixed an issue on The Big Bank where the player could be prevented from progressing when breaking stealth after having opened the vault

  • Fixed an issue on Biker Heist day two where the AI would not follow the player upon the train car

  • Fixed an issue on Framing Frame day three where the players could throw bags into an unreachable area

  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck behind plants in a staircase on Breaking Feds


  • Move Credits into the options menu

  • Renamed "GAMEHUB" to "COMMUNITY"

  • Renamed the "EQPT & SKILLS" column in the inventory to "ABILITIES"

  • Moved Equipment to the character column in the inventory

  • Move Crew Management and Infamy into the inventory under the Abilities column

  • Moved and adjusted the size of the detection risk indicator under overall stats in the inventory

  • Created a new Advanced category under options

  • Moved Ban List to Advanced in the options menu

  • Moved Workshop into Advanced in the options menu

  • Moved Clear Progress into Advanced in the options menu


  • Move MUTE CONTRACTOR VOICES from gameplay to sound

  • Move THROWABLE CONTOUR from gameplay to user interface

  • Move AMMO CONTOUR from gameplay to user interface

  • Moved "QUICKPLAY" options to the main menu and integrated it with the "QUICKPLAY" button

  • Replaced the heister icons with the heisters faces

  • Added separator spaces between groups of buttons in the main menu


  • Fixed an issue causing the monitors on drills and saws to retain the glare after playing certain heists

  • Fixed an issue where, if playing No Mercy before Hotline Miami, would remove the fog on Hotline Miami


  • Fixed a text overlap issue in Russian when selecting weekly holdout

  • Fixed text strings related to Storyline mode

  • Fixed incorrect text for Joys room upgrades in the Safehouse for German, Dutch, Japanese and Russian


  • Fixed strings related to achievements. Some of them were missing what difficulties they could be unlocked on

  • Added information on how to activate the One Down modifier to achievements that were missing instructions

  • Added information about what masks are needed to unlock certain achievements

  • Fixed various inconsistencies in achievements names and descriptions between the in-game interface and steam

  • Renamed "A Taste of Their Own Medicine" to "Return to Sender" to better differentiate from a similar achievement name

  • Renamed "Every Dog Has Its Day" to "Every Dog Has It's Afternoon" to better differentiate from a similar achievement name

  • Renamed "This Is WAR Baby!" to "What Is It Good For?" to better differentiate from a similar achievement name

  • Renamed "Don't forget to vote" to "You Can't Vote Twice" to better differentiate from a similar achievement name

  • Renamed "Makin' My Way Downtown" to "All The Noise and The Hurry" to better differentiate from a similar achievement name

  • Removed duplicate information from various achievement descriptions

  • Fixed an inconsistency between steam achievements and the in-game achievement interface causing the wrong infamy achievement to be displayed in the in-game interface

  • Added the "Raincoat" outfit as a reward for the "Taking the High Road" achievement

  • Added the "Winter Camo Parka" outfit as a reward for the "Friendship Frozen" achievement

  • Added the "Tactical BDU" outfit as a reward for the "Valuable Ornaments" achievement

  • Added the "Tuxedo" outfit as a reward for the "Trip to the Coast" achievement

  • Added the "Scrubs" outfit as a reward for the "Just Some Medical Students" achievement

Special thanks to community member andole for helping us collect bugs!
An additional special thanks to our volunteer translators, Bad_Karma, Sylvanas_Windrunner, Shadai, Hoxi and Dagged for all their efforts in making sure that the new content is properly localized!"

11/07/2019 19:43:51 CEST

Halo Online (Eldewrito) In Wine!

Halo Online finally works on Linux! No more blurry transparent textures, no more black textures. This is how you get Halo Online installed manually in Wine and how to set it up Manually in Lutris.

Install In Wine

  1. Install WINE and PlayOnLinux
  2. Once PlayOnLinux is installed, launch PlayOnLinux and go to Tools->Manage Wine Versions
  3. In the Wine versions (x86) tab, download 4.18-staging
  4. Create a new WINE prefix. This is recommended
  5. Launch the terminal and enter this command env WINEPREFIX="/path/to/wine/prefix" regedit
  6. In the Registry Editor, create the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\csmt DWORD value and set it to 0
  7. In the Registry Editor, create the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\multiply_special and set it to 1 or 2 (1 has the best performance for me)
  8. Close the Registry Editor
  9. Open /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and replace "; enable-shm = yes" to "enable-shm = no"
  10. Save the changes made to the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf file
  11. Install Halo Online in the WINE prefix.

To run the game, you will need to use this command in the terminal or use this command in a launcher.

env WINEPREFIX="/path/to/wine/prefix" "/home/USERNAME/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/4.18-staging/bin/wine" "c:\windows\command\start.exe" /Unix "/path/to/wine/prefix/path/to/eldorado.exe"

Install in Lutris (Optional)

  1. Complete the "Install In Wine" steps above
  2. Install Lutris
  3. Once Lutris is installed, launch Lutris and click on the "+" button and click on Add Game
  4. Set the name to "Halo Online"
  5. Set the Runner to "Wine"
  6. Go to the Game options tab
  7. Set the Executable to /path/to/wine/prefix/path/to/eldorado.exe
  8. Set the Wine prefix to /path/to/wine/prefix
  9. Go to the Runner options tab
  10. Set the Wine version to PlayOnLinux 4.18-staging-x86
  11. Click Save

If you want to use your current profile ID you must place the keys.cfg file into the ../WINEPREFIX/drive_c/users/USERNAME/Local Settings/Application Data/ElDewrito/ directory.

This game will work in other versions of WINE staging but the patches that were added to 4.18-staging maybe removed in the future. These patches that make Halo Online work may work in future versions of wine that are not staging versions but time will tell weather these staging patches are added into the main wine build.

11/07/2019 18:36:58 CEST

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens running on Linux using Proton and DXVK
URL: https://youtu.be/ELRjmj_8hz4
11/07/2019 17:59:29 CEST

2D Horror Game "The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters" Released Into Early Access With Linux Support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1045720/The_Coma_2_Vicious_Sisters/
11/07/2019 17:57:29 CEST

2D Action game "Chasm" Now Available on Itch.io
URL: https://bitkidinc.itch.io/chasm
11/07/2019 17:55:58 CEST

Visual Novel "National Park Girls" Now Available on Itch.io
URL: https://studiocoattails.itch.io/national-park-girls
11/07/2019 17:55:00 CEST

Third Person Stealth Shooter "SCP-Chronicles - Chapter 1" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://edlugames.itch.io/scpg001
11/07/2019 17:54:25 CEST

Am I just oblivious or is it impossible to currently see which games are native and which are Steam Play-enabled in the new library?

In the old library, if you had Steam Play activated for all titles, the game page would tell you whether or not it'll install as a native game or via Proton.

When I look now, all there is is the same install button for everything. Eg. click on Half-Life, large blue install button. Then click on AC: Odyssey, same install button. Clicking the button on both brings up the exact same window, asking you where you want to install it, disk space, etc.

On the right side of the page with the little info button, clicking that doesn't inform you either. Just tells you about controller support, single or multiplayer, etc.

The only exception to this, as far as I can tell, is if the Linux version was outsourced. For example, if you go to Civ V and click the info button, it'll show different publishers for the Mac and Linux version. But if you do the same for Half Life, since it was never outsourced, you just get Valve as the dev/publisher with no further information.

Since Steam Play is enabled for everything, clicking the "Only show Linux compatible games" next to the search bar will do absolutely nothing because if you have Steam Play enabled, everything counts as Linux compatible.

Am I missing something or is there actually no way to tell now which games are native and which are Windows-only without going to the actual store page first?

11/07/2019 17:19:44 CEST

PSA: Gnome 3.34 (mutter?) can cause focus lock-up/loop

Recently upgraded to Fedora 31 and experienced issues with some applications. For example CS:GO can lock up when started, sound becomes very distorted and secondary monitor shows a lot of graphical activity (rapid blinking).

Turns out there's an issue with Gnome 3.34 that can cause the window focus to get locked in an (endless?) loop.

Current workaround for me is to switch to the activity overview after starting an application that could produce this error (android studio, csgo, ...). Only go back to the window after it has loaded and shows an image.





11/07/2019 16:49:55 CEST

Save 20% on Dead Cells on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/588650/Dead_Cells/
11/07/2019 15:27:11 CEST

Let's Get Back in Time - Call of Duty Black Ops (Part 3) . Starting Soon
URL: https://youtu.be/N0pTXiQdWfs
11/07/2019 13:55:58 CEST

Save 40% on Hand of Fate 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/456670/Hand_of_Fate_2/
11/07/2019 12:21:51 CEST

[HELP] Custom resolution in csgo.
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensiveLinux/comments/dsvr3s/help_custom_resolution_in_csgo/
11/07/2019 11:34:27 CEST

First look at the evolution sim game I'm working on (side project)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tFe4_-7cFA
11/07/2019 10:49:39 CEST

Read Dead Redemption 2 runs via Proton if you bypass the Rockstar Launcher by renaming a file
URL: https://i.imgur.com/Xj1K41k.png
11/07/2019 10:28:36 CEST

Save 33% on SUNLESS SKIES on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/596970/SUNLESS_SKIES/
11/07/2019 08:53:43 CEST

PSA: Xbox Elite Series 2 controller works on linux out of the box over USB ONLY.

At least I haven't been able get it working over Bluetooth. I can see the controller, but trying to pair with it fails. My desktop PC with a Win 10 dual boot doesn't have bluetooth, but my linux only laptop does, which is where I've tested it; so I haven't actually tested bluetooth with Windows. But I know BT does work on my controller since I can connect it to my android phone, and it does work, strangely enough.

I'm using Arch Linux (btw), kernel version 5.3.8, no extra drivers.

Of course, you can't configure the controller's on-board button mappings or profiles, that requires Windows 10 1903 and the Xbox Accessories app from the Windows Store. But the "default" profile (no lights on) has all buttons as normal (paddles unused), and the three other customizable profiles all have normal inputs with the paddles mapped to A B X Y, which is probably fine for most.

There is a day 1 firmware update available for the controller, which is installed through the Xbox Accessories app, but I have no idea what changes it makes.

I boot into Windows for the first time in months and god damn, everything has to update all at once and kill my bandwidth, thank you Windows. And now the stupid thing can't even update itself, it's stuck downloading the 1903 update at 37%

11/07/2019 08:07:29 CEST

World of Tanks as now after 6th November

As now Wargaming forces users to install WG center over old WoT launcher, and by default lutris WoT installers blacklist / ignore WG center module(s), so what now?

11/07/2019 06:35:28 CEST

DXVK 1.4.4 | Control
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckz3W1T5zak
11/07/2019 04:42:53 CEST

Is it true that amd cards on linux are stuck with opengl 4.5 and don't support 4.6?

I really need to know the current state of all amd drivers on linux

it's very confusing

11/07/2019 02:39:07 CEST

Installed windows steam on mac through wine, to play windows only game. steam opens .but the store, library, and all other pages remain blank

Would love if someone could have a fix for me. I have searched online before but all I saw was stupid people asking the op if they tried native steam, because they cannot be bothered to read the title. I also am not a computer genius so please try to elaborate on specific instructions. Thanks!

11/07/2019 02:39:03 CEST

The first Beta of Godot Engine 3.2 has been released
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-first-beta-of-godot-engine-32-has-been-released.15360
11/07/2019 01:16:06 CEST

Seven years ago today, Steam for Linux went into limited Beta
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/seven-years-ago-today-steam-for-linux-went-into-limited-beta.15361
11/06/2019 23:51:33 CEST

Why The Hate For Epic Games?

I may be a bit naive but what is the main reason for so much hate towards Epic Games?

11/06/2019 22:02:32 CEST

I am looking for someone running any Linux distro on a laptop with the AMD Radeon RX 550X GPU to share experience with me.

Hi, I need a new work laptop, one of the candidates is Lenovo ThinkPad E490 with the GPU I mentioned (AMD Radeon RX 550X 2GB GDDR5).

Via a small research I found out it might cause issues like this one or this one or this one, but apparently that's not enough to convince the stupid me not to buy a laptop that seems great otherwise.

Could anyone confirm it's OK/it's not OK?

My preferred distros are Ubuntu and Manjaro.

11/06/2019 21:36:25 CEST

TROPICO 6 - a little livestream [german]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHtnDqGhowc
11/06/2019 21:23:35 CEST

Mesa 19.2.3 has been released
URL: https://mesa.freedesktop.org/relnotes/19.2.3.html
11/06/2019 19:56:30 CEST

Can i run Tencent gaming buddy on Linux?

Through wine If no is there any real alternatives to it to play pubg or cod mobile

11/06/2019 19:11:27 CEST

Fanatical "Hooked" Bundle with 4/7 linux native games
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/dsiqsh/fanatical_hooked_bundle_7_games_for_399_369_429/
11/06/2019 18:33:02 CEST

Hey Feral, do a popular game next, okay?
URL: https://www.ranker.com/list/most-popular-video-games-today/ranker-games
11/06/2019 17:20:35 CEST

(Final survey for my PhD degree) The opportunities, threats, and strategies of esports sponsorships (Only for people who watch/participate in esports) [Ends on 30 November 2019]

Hello everyone, Im doing my PhD in marketing and Im focusing on esports sponsorships. From May 2019 until now I have done 4 surveys. This is the last one. ATTENTION: Dont fill out this survey if you filled out the 2nd one, they are the same and have the same title (Im reposting the 2nd survey because this is the most important one and I need a very large sample).

All surveys are anonymous and done on Google Forms. The data from the surveys will only be used for my PhD thesis and to develop 6 articles that will be published in scientific journals. The participation of all esports fans is extremely important and greatly appreciated (survey is only for people who watch/participate in esports).

This survey takes about 8 minutes to complete and is related to the opportunities, threats, and strategies of sponsoring esports. Here is the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUacl74DMc_BofKbD90NwRmohYAAgBlXmjjG_-P3QBmP6hCw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you so much in advance.

I understand that this subreddit is not strictly related to esports but, since it has a gamer user-base, there may be some who watch/participate in esports. Im also posting the survey on esports-related subreddits but, from a researcher standpoint, only posting there would mean that I'd only be inquiring the most enthusiastic esports fans, which would introduce a bias. In this sense, it is also important to place the survey on general gaming subreddits where people who simply like esports (but are not enthusiastic about them) may also exist and participate.

If you are interested in easily following the results of this research, you can follow me here on Reddit or on Twitter: @EsportsAnalyses. Results are expected to be posted in this subreddit and on Twitter by the end of 2020.

This survey has been approved by the kind moderators.

11/06/2019 17:12:03 CEST

I made patches to get full control over clocks and voltages on the 5700(XT)!

My patches aren't quite cleaned up enough to submit to the mailing list yet, but I'm getting close. They should be usable by you all though. If you need to go farther than it will let you, use a tool like upp to edit your powerplay table (located at /sys/class/drm/cardN/device/pp_table). Igor's MorePowerTool tables from Windows registry also work if you just convert the hex to binary, then write it to the pp_table file.

Standard usage:

echo 's ' > pp_od_clk_voltage echo 'm ' > pp_od_clk_voltage

To set the voltage curve (if desired): echo 'vc 0|1|2 ' > pp_od_clk_voltage

Finally to commit the changes to the card: echo 'c' > pp_od_clk_voltage.

Make sure to change your power target with /sys/class/drm/cardN/device/hwmon/hwmonN/power1_cap, or you'll likely just throttle and not meet the maximum clock you set.

I have had issues with setting over 1.2V (it takes it, and works "fine" but throttles and doesn't actually meet the clocks) so YMMV with higher voltages.

For now, though, this should get us closer to back on par with the windows folks.

LINK TO PATCHES (rebased off of 5.4-rc6 right now).

If you've made it this far, then I really with there were more competitive benchmarkers on linux, so if you can beat my Superposition score of 5281 on Linux (I get 55xx on Windows), then lets talk. I'd love to see.

My current settings: 2220MHz @ 1.18V + 910MHz + 300W power limit.

My current pptable: pp_table-morepower-modded.bin.

DISCLAIMER: Although these patches should follow the limits set by the card or your custom pptable, by using any of this you obviously run the risk of damaging your hardware. Unless you really know what you're doing, don't overwrite the pp_table, and deal with the overclocking limits that come with your card. Many settings here are meant to try and get through a single benchmark one time, and are not for prolonged use.

11/06/2019 16:28:03 CEST

Save 75% on RPG Maker MV on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/363890/RPG_Maker_MV/
11/06/2019 16:16:32 CEST

Assassin's Creed Unity running on Linux using Wine and DXVK (Lutirs installer in the Description)
URL: https://youtu.be/Zbwapb-xziw
11/06/2019 16:05:38 CEST

First Person Puzzle Game "Project Z" Now Has Linux Version And Has Been Released on Itch.io
URL: https://slin.itch.io/project-z
11/06/2019 15:58:39 CEST

Point &amp; Click Game "From Beyond Prologue" Now Available on Itch.io
URL: https://suckerfreegames.itch.io/frombeyond
11/06/2019 15:53:47 CEST

Mixed refresh rate confusion.

Yesterday there was a post about wayland supporting mixed refresh rate. I am using xorg and while the cursor is 144hz, the rest is not. after some digging it looked to be a bug

However now i'm reading people in the other thread where mixed refresh rate is working on xorg. Now i'm a bit confused what works and what doesn't.

If you have gotten it working, how would I do this myself?

11/06/2019 14:48:05 CEST

[meta] thoughts on all the windows gaming posts lately?

Since u/pencilabuser suggest it, I wanted to talk with the community about something that has been bothering me lately.

This is /r/linux_gaming but lately it feels more like a Windows or Wine gaming sub. Frankly, it's becoming a bit ridiculous. There are dedicated subs for both Wine /r/wine_gaming and Steam Play /r/SteamPlay. We're now seeing a flurry of posts talking about Windows games, simply because they use Vulkan. Constant videos of Windows games being run with Steam Play or DXVK directly.

It's getting difficult to actually follow any Linux gaming news here lately. Is this really what we want this sub to be?

What are your thoughts and feels?

11/06/2019 14:20:58 CEST

Looks like Valve could be set to launch something called Steam Cloud Gaming
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/looks-like-valve-could-be-set-to-launch-something-called-steam-cloud-gaming.15354
11/06/2019 13:37:33 CEST

Possible push for Vulkan? Red Dead Redemption 2 has problems with DX12 but none under Vulkan.
URL: https://www.pcgamer.com/red-dead-redemption-2-pc-bugs-crashes-fixes/
11/06/2019 12:48:37 CEST

Save 30% on Kingdoms and Castles on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/569480/Kingdoms_and_Castles/
11/06/2019 12:46:36 CEST

Why doesn't one just target Proton in the first place when it comes to developing a PC game (or a port)?

I believe that something like Proton runtime can be treated as a reference Windows runtime. IMO it's the most viable option: games that work great with Proton do also work great with Windows in the first place anyway (e.g. DOOM 2016), and with such approach, as I see it, you would not waste a lot of time on wasting your time to Windows-specific or Proton-specific quirks.

11/06/2019 10:28:15 CEST

Mac problems with steam

I've been desperately trying to play Planet Zoo on my Mac since it's release yesterday. Unfortunately my preferred option, NVidia GeForce Now, doesn't support the game yet - so I've been trying to use wine as an alternative.

I'm encountering issues though. Whatever I do, steam just launches with a black screen once I've logged in and I can't access my library, the store or anything.

If I use -no-browser + open steam://open/minigameslist option, it loads my games but I can't download Planet Zoo, as it says 'invalid platform'.

Please save me!

11/06/2019 10:21:23 CEST

Keyboard stops working if I alt-tab out of Battlefield V

I installed Lutris, Wine, Origin and Battlefield V for the first time yesterday, and most things seem to work except that if BFV loses focus the keyboard won't work when I switch back to the game. The only thing that fixes it is to restart BFV which is annoying due to the long loading times

11/06/2019 07:40:13 CEST


I heard that KSP 2 will not be supported on Linux. Is this confirmed, or just conjecture?

11/06/2019 04:36:13 CEST

Hey Feral, do Cyberpunk 2077 next, okay?
11/06/2019 04:32:07 CEST

Can someone remake FSV in VR for gamified retro next-gen file browsing
URL: https://i.redd.it/gulvc864jzw31.png
11/06/2019 04:26:12 CEST

Overwatch mouse cursor locks when tabbing to new window

Running KDE plasma and whenever I alt tab and tab back in the cursor locks itself on screen and doesn't allow me to aim until I restart the game. This is very inconvenient when I play with friends and need to tab into discord, plz help.

11/06/2019 03:56:20 CEST

Problem with Steam under Wine on MacOS Mojave

See Here: https://streamable.com/7h0gu

The only tab that loads is Download Manager. Everything else is a black screen, and the friends list will not appear.

This is true in Crossover, Playonmac, and whatever other solutions I've tried. I have applied the -no-cef-sandbox argument and the problem still persists. Does anyone know what might be causing this problem?

Thank you in advance!

11/06/2019 03:49:56 CEST

Valve's own anticheat does not yet support Proton.

Thought it may be poignant to show that VAC doesn't work with Proton and/or EAC & Battleye.

I'm not sure if this is a good sign for the future of anticheat unless Valve has a, private, very super special branch of wine on the grindstone.


11/06/2019 03:33:31 CEST

Gaming recording/streaming programs you would recommend?

So I've recently fully converted to Linux (Manjaro), and I never really found a good/effective streaming/recording program on Windows for just personal use. I don't subscribe to any Twitch folk, and while I may consider starting that up, the goal is mostly just to have a personal recorder so I can rewatch my gaming and figure things out I may not have originally noticed.

That being said, there was an Nvidia program I tried just before the swap, but I did not have much time to mess with it, and it was never useful. (That, and Windows, so I don't like allowing anything extra, which the program wanted to run a ton of Nvidia stuff for.)

I know there are Linux Twitch streamers out there, so... What are you using?

11/06/2019 02:57:07 CEST

Lutris changed my system configuration??

Installed Lutris to see if I could get League of Legends to run on my Manjaro installation, and after installing League of Legends all the sudden my task bar stopped being transparent, my Plank dock's style has changed and animations in Plank aren't working, and it seems it also turned off my vsync as well. Unfortunately looking into the settings where these things would actually be set, none of the settings have changed nor does resetting the settings do anything as well. Has anybody else had this issue and how do I fix it? Thanks!

11/06/2019 01:23:31 CEST

Manjaro Minecraft fps capped at 60

Hello all Linux gamers! So i have a problem on minecraft my fps is capped at 60. Vsync is off and max framerate is at 200 is there anything else that i could do to maybe unlock it? My specs are R5 2600 RX580 DDR4 16gb 3200mhz So i should definitely get more

11/06/2019 00:17:25 CEST

Linux xbox controler stoped working (xpad)

I wanted to replay Hellblade on Ubuntu. At first I played about an hour without any problem with my controler. But later I could not make it work with xpad. Maybe someone had experience the same problem and could help me out.
Steam can recognize the controler but buttons and joystick just dont work.

11/06/2019 00:03:23 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Benchmark - Native vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjuPA6HrFIU
11/05/2019 23:55:43 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Benchmark - Native vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjuPA6HrFIU
11/05/2019 23:55:16 CEST

Upgraded Ubuntu 19.04 -&gt; 19.10, had tearing out of the box (120hz) for Overwatch, here's what I did to fix that.

Hey Folks,

So I can't really say what to do for Wayland, but it looks like something I set for 19.04 (and forgot about) got wiped in the 19.10 upgrade. Not that surprising, just frustrating, and honestly not sure why this isn't on by default.

My main monitor is 120hz and my second is 60hz, and it's very easy for me to notice when high-motion games aren't drawing correctly (120hz isn't set right, etc), and in this case, it was blatantly obvious.

In the end, it was just adding a conf file that wasn't all that complex, I followed the "AMDGPU" part of this guide : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWg8q_f7nI4

After reboot, my Overwatch now is as smooth as I expect!

Just figured you lovely folks would want to know. Otherwise, I'm not seeing big issues in this upgrade (some Gnome extensions being dumb).

11/05/2019 23:51:10 CEST

Skyrim SE/Steam Play working Creation Club possible?

I got Skyrim SE running perfectly fine, including speech. However, on the in-game Mods screens no mod images load, I can't log into Creation Club, and therefore can't grab stuff from there.

Is there a way to get the Creation Club working and the mod screen to actually show the thumbnails and images for the mods offered?

11/05/2019 22:41:56 CEST

Trying to install twitch windows app on mac using wine

I installed wine using homebrew, but when I type in
wine TwitchSetup_[usher-160156952].exe
The app comes up with a message saying it has to be run on windows 7 or greater and I get this terminal message as the only output
0009:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x32fe94 0x0): stub
pls help i just want to play my twitch games on mac lol

11/05/2019 22:21:01 CEST

How to configure Overwatch for FPS

Hi all,

I'm running Pop_Os 19.10, lutris:

2019-11-05 15:29:19,093: Using NVIDIA drivers 435.21 for x86_64

2019-11-05 15:29:19,093: GPU: GeForce GTX 970M

2019-11-05 15:29:19,094: GPU: GeForce GTX 1080

2019-11-05 15:29:19,094: GPU: 10DE:13D8 1A58:674E using nvidia drivers

2019-11-05 15:29:19,094: GPU: 8086:191B 1A58:674E using i915 drivers

2019-11-05 15:29:19,170: Vulkan is supported

2019-11-05 15:29:19,170: Updating DXVK versions

2019-11-05 15:29:19,355: Updating D9VK versions

Overwatch is on Low settings for everything and I cannot get more than 45 FPS. I have tried many configs, but they usually just crash. What runs is DXVK 1.4.4, but it gives me the poor performance. I'm also running off an EGPU gtx1080 for context. Please Assist.

11/05/2019 21:34:24 CEST

How's Steam Remote Play, née In-Home streaming for you lately?
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/6623
11/05/2019 21:30:04 CEST

[DEAL] Badland: Game of the Year Edition (0,99€ / $0.99 at -90% 'lowest ever') until 11ᵗʰ Nov 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/55797/
11/05/2019 20:42:11 CEST

How can I fix this errors, trying to run an .exe-file with Wine?
$ wine ROTTR.exe

000f:err:service:process_send_command receiving command result timed out000f:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"WineBus" failed to start: 1053002c:fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation 0x790000 0 0x23e830 4 stub002c:fixme:msvcrt:__clean_type_info_names_internal (0x18008fbb8) stub

Unfortunately, my linux-skills dont support this terminal output, can anyone help me? :) thx

11/05/2019 20:23:23 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition is out now for Linux!

Hey everyone,

Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition has just been released on Linux!

You can buy it and find out the system requirements on the Feral Store or Steam.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/bugahtf9Sdg

The end of the beginning is nigh.

11/05/2019 20:03:22 CEST

[Discussion] A few questions to help shape the future of my Linux Gaming channel

Hello everybody, as you may have already noticed I tend to record a few Showcases on games running on Linux using Wine, Proton, Lutris, DXVK, D9VK eg. and also I have an older project called "Open Journey" which is available in German and English (currently paused but not forgotten) where I search, play and showcase open source games on Linux.

While also posting a few Showcases here (which is focused on Wine/Proton DXVK/D9VK/WineD3D eg.) I already got a bit of feedback and try to guess what the people are interested in by watching:

a) the response here on reddit and

b) in the statistics on YouTube (you guys already responsible 61% of the total traffic o.O)

Also I got a bit of feedback also here on reddit.
Some where complaining about the huge amount of Wine/Proton based games here on this sub in general,
others also asked how a certain game would preform on weaker hardware than the one I run the games on.

This lead me to the idea to also include native games into the showcases I already do (in a separate playlist of course)
and also to start a "Low End Linux Gaming" project.

For the last one I have these two systems available:

GPU: GTX 970 and GTX 1060 (the primary GPU is the GTX 970 while the 2nd one will capture the footage)
CPU: AMD FX-8350
OS: openSUSE Tumbleweed

and my Notebook which tends to be a test system whit the following configuration:

GPU: Intel HD Graphic 4000 and GT 730M
CPU: Intel Core i5-3230M
OS: Linux Mint

Would you guys and girls think this will add up to the channel or do you have also other suggestions? And for the Low end project which system should I choose?

Thank you all in advance :)

11/05/2019 20:00:09 CEST

Problems with start Warthunder

Today I started the Warthunder and the windows is grey now.Ever work very good in my laptop. Image here:


No recently updates, no changes in SO.

Anyone has the same problems?

Specs:OS: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS x86_64Kernel: 5.0.0-32-genericResolution: 1366x768DE: XfceWM: Xfwm4CPU: Intel i7-5500U (4) @ 3.000GHzGPU: Intel HD Graphics 5500GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 920MMemory: 1590MiB / 7894MiB

11/05/2019 19:47:48 CEST

Rockstar Launcher?

Anyone got this to work? I'm trying to play RDR2

11/05/2019 19:15:19 CEST

Visual Novel "Yomi Alliance" on Kickstarter With Linux Demo
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brunimultimedia/yomi-alliance-an-epic-sci-fi-visual-novel?ref=section-games-projectcollection-3-category
11/05/2019 19:09:37 CEST

Question: why valve has stopped extending official support for Proton games?

The Total Number of officially supported game is a fraction of the Platinum ones. This could prevent some Windows users to switch to Linux (because they Simply May not know what Proton is, and so never realize their favorite games May Be fruitfully playable under tux). Why valve is so prudent?

11/05/2019 19:00:00 CEST

Run Exile3 in Wine? Dosbox?

Hi guys,

Vogel has released his classic exile games for free and I would love to run them on wine. The problem is, when I do any sort of wine install, the game will start but then exit immediately when I click on any menu option.

Has anyone successfully installed an exile game? And have any tips?


11/05/2019 18:31:15 CEST

Finally! Feral's port of Shadow of the Tomb Raider!
URL: https://i.redd.it/rv1syvlbdww31.png
11/05/2019 17:50:46 CEST

Yo so who's testing Red Dead Redemption 2
11/05/2019 17:15:44 CEST

EVERSPACE 2 is officially funded and on the way to Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/everspace-2-is-officially-funded-and-on-the-way-to-linux.15348
11/05/2019 15:52:22 CEST

Shouldn't Shadow of the Tomb Raider drop today or was it delayed?
11/05/2019 15:38:14 CEST

RDR2 has Vulkan support!
11/05/2019 15:06:37 CEST

Dead Space running on GNU/Linux with Proton and D9VK
URL: https://youtu.be/1DP-1I0oiZQ
11/05/2019 14:37:56 CEST

Save 35% on Star Traders: Frontiers on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/335620/Star_Traders_Frontiers/
11/05/2019 13:35:33 CEST

11/05/2019 12:34:23 CEST

Having an issue with wine

any help on this error message?


11/05/2019 11:52:53 CEST

GTA 5/Online working well with custom proton builds

Since I was waiting anxiously for a fix for GTA Online, I found that out yesterday and wanted to spread the knowledge for any fellow players.

There are currently 2 builds that work well, I have only tried the first:

  1. proton_4.11-7-pipe-loader-threadpool - link provided in this comment
  2. Proton-4.19-GE-1
11/05/2019 11:13:58 CEST

"support" being the main issue for big corp games not releasing on tux? how about outsourcing?

I often see threads on steam where people is asking for a Linux port of a certain game. Then sometimes you see the reason of why the developers will not release a Linux port and its usually because of game support? I imagine technical support kind of things.

I work in IT not gonna lie on that but I'm currently in the outsourcing business where companies outsource their IT department basically, so that is where I have the idea from.

So a thought and an idea I have had lately is why cant the companies that cannot release a Linux native just outsource the support part. sort of like what feral is doing except the company behind the game releases the Linux game and let someone else do the technical support?

Not sure how well it would work financially but what if it were a community driven thing with some kind of points etc and pay out for the community user who solves tech tickets.

The reason for my idea here is because the people who work with game support usually do not have much Linux experience so i take it its harder for the big corporation to hire Linux experience or train them for it, but if you had a outsourced piece you could have a whole company that is experienced in it.

Lets hear the discussion on this perhaps Valve pops in and steals the idea *hopeful*

11/05/2019 10:47:26 CEST

PSA: GNOME 3.34 Wayland supports mixed refresh rates

Gave GNOME 3.34 Wayland a spin with nouveau today, and to my slight surprise (had heard of it before, but it was hard to believe) mixed refresh rates worked! I'm using two 1080p monitors, one at 144Hz and the other at 60Hz. In X.Org, both are locked to 60Hz, but GNOME 3.34 Wayland let the 144Hz do its thing at 144FPS even on the desktop! Very glad to be seeing this implemented as it's one of the things I miss from Windows.

This aside, GNOME 3.34 has been an excellent release for me and even in X.Org it's significantly better than 3.32.

11/05/2019 10:23:17 CEST

Save 80% on Crypt of the NecroDancer on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/247080/Crypt_of_the_NecroDancer/
11/05/2019 09:00:50 CEST

Paradox Flash Sale at Paradox store with a lot of good Linux games on sale
URL: https://www.paradoxplaza.com/
11/05/2019 07:41:18 CEST

Any progress been made with proton and Battleye anticheat?

There were talks about Battleye working with valve to make it work via proton on linux

11/05/2019 05:02:42 CEST

Can't Run Fallout 3 GOTYE Steam

I'm having the exact same issue as the guy in a previous thread:


11/05/2019 04:52:35 CEST

Lutris Source does not exist error

Hey all struggling to install overwatch by getting error of source does not exist: configure>runner option>overwatch

Anyone encounter this or know a fix? Thank you.

11/05/2019 04:09:10 CEST

DXVK Lead Developer Philip Rebohle Has Begun Contributing More To Wine's VKD3D
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=DXVK-Philip-More-For-VKD3D
11/05/2019 02:16:27 CEST

Unofficial Nox (2000) port to Linux using decompiled code from https://playnox.xyz [playable]
URL: https://github.com/neuromancer/nox-decomp
11/05/2019 01:16:29 CEST

Nvidia Vulkan Linux Dev Driver 435.27.03 Released


November 4th, 2019 - Windows 436.61, Linux 435.27.03




Improved behavior in low-memory situations

Fixed graphical corruption in Vulkan game F1 2017

Various minor performance improvements

Improved Vulkan HDR support for multi-device 
11/05/2019 01:06:40 CEST

Nvidia driver 440.31


  • Added support for the following GPUs: GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER

  • Fixed a regression in the 440.26 driver that could prevent the NVIDIA kernel modules from building correctly on systems localized to a language other than English.

  • Fixed a bug that could cause the X server to crash when running applications using GLX indirect rendering. Updated the Module.symvers sanity check, which is part of the NVIDIA kernel module build process, to accommodate the recent addition of a new field in the Module.symvers file format. This fixes the error "The Module.symvers file is missing [...]" seen during driver installation or DKMS rebuilds with Linux 5.4 RC kernels.

  • Fixed kernel module build problems with Linux kernel 5.4.0 release candidates.

  • Updated nvidia-bug-report.sh to collect information about X server crashes from coredumpctl, when available.

  • Updated the nvidia-drm kernel module for compatibility with the removal of the DRIVER_PRIME flag in recent Linux kernel versions.

  • Updated the confirmation dialog box that is displayed when quitting the nvidia-settings control panel to report when there are pending configuration changes which will be lost if they are not applied or saved before quitting. Enabled parallel GLSL shader linking by default; i.e., allow GL_ARB_parallel_shader_compile to work without first calling glMaxShaderCompilerThreadsARB().

  • Added support for HDMI 2.1 variable refresh rate (VRR) G-SYNC Compatible monitors on supported GPUs.For more details, see "Configuring Multiple Display Devices on One X Screen" in the README.

  • Added support for the GLX_NV_multigpu_context and GL_NV_gpu_multicast extensions.For more details, see the "Configuring SLI and Multi-GPU FrameRendering" chapter of the README, and the extension specifications: https://www.khronos.org/registry/OpenGL/extensions/NV/GLX_NV_multigpu_context.txt https://www.khronos.org/registry/OpenGL/extensions/NV/NV_gpu_multicast.txt

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Vulkan applications running on systems configured for SLI. Vulkan applications can now run while SLI is enabled; however, they will only be able to use a single GPU.

  • Simplified the nvidia-sleep.sh sample script to no longer depend on unreliable detection of the current VT through X server logs.

  • Added EGL support for PRIME render offload. Please see the PRIME Render Offload chapter in the README for configuration details.

  • Fixed a regression introduced in 435.19.02 that would cause some applications which use the VK_KHR_DISPLAY extension to result in a segmentation fault.

  • Enabled HardDPMS by default. See the README entry on the X configuration option "HardDPMS" for more information.

  • Fixed a bug which caused corruption in the following DXVK titles: Saints Row IV Saints Row: The Third

  • Added VP9 decode support to the NVIDIA VDPAU driver. See the VDPAU Support appendix in the README for supported VP9 decoder profiles.

  • Fixed a bug that could cause heapUsage values reported by VK_EXT_memory_budget to not immediately update after vkFreeMemory was called.

  • Changed GPU clock management strategy to more quickly ramp down clocks after a drop in GPU utilization.

  • Added X configuration option, "SidebandSocketPath", which controls the directory in which the X driver will create a pathname UNIX domain socket used to communicate with the NVIDIA OpenGL, Vulkan and VDPAU driver components.

  • The X driver will now create a fallback pathname UNIX domain socket in the directory specified by the "SidebandSocketPath" option, or /var/run by default, which will be used by other NVIDIA driver components if they are unable to connect to the default abstract socket.This fixes a bug where graphics applications run within a network namespace (which prevents the use of abstract sockets) were unable to take advantage of some driver features, such as G-Sync.

  • Fall back to system memory when video memory is full for some driver-internal allocations. This can help fix Xid 13 and Xid 31 cases in Vulkan applications when video memory is full.

  • Fixed a bug that could cause a blank screen on some DisplayPort monitors when logging in to GNOME, if the nvidia-drm kernel module parameter modeset=1 is specified.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented NVIDIA GPUs from entering the low-power D3 state when entering suspend-to-idle (s2idle). Note that on some systems this may expose an existing timing issue in the Linux kernel; see the "Known Issues and Workarounds" section of the "Configuring Power Management Support" chapter of the README for more details.

  • vulkan version is 1.1.119

11/05/2019 00:52:27 CEST

Does anyone have Mutant Storm for Linux?

I have Mutant Storm for Windows and still have all the data files and the license. Its an old game now but I'd really like to play it again on Linux. I know the Pom Pom Games made Linux and Mac versions but I can't find the linux executable anywhere. I assume that I just drop it into the folder with all the data files and everything should work right?

To be 100% clear, I'm talking about the original Mutant Storm, not Reloaded, which is available in Steam.

11/05/2019 00:33:30 CEST

Nvidia has released driver 440.31
URL: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/153226/en-us
11/05/2019 00:24:05 CEST

Gaming on the AMD Threadripper

My machine specs:

  • AMD Threadripper 2990wx chip
  • 128 GB of DDR4 2600 RAM
  • Radeon 5700 XT (primary GPU)
  • NVIDIA Titan RTX (secondary GPU for CUDA and machine learning)

The AMD Threadripper is a NUMA architecture: Non-uniform Memory Access. So in this architecture, dies 0 and 2 are directly connected to DDR4 memory bus and the PCI bus to your GPU. However dies 1 and 3 are not. If something is executing on die 1 and needs memory from DDR4 channel A it needs to use the fabric to get to it. The Linux CPU scheduler is very good, especially by rotating computation around to keep your chip thermally optimized, however it doesn't consider these NUMA access concerns. This leads to severe microstutter when I was gaming. A lot of games create multiple processes on each core- most especially DXVK. If a process is waiting, on dies 1 and 3 that can lead to 2x or more access times to memory.

Long story short, get to know your NUMA architecture. I have gotten very annoying microstutter to almost none my following this strategy:

numactl --hardware


available: 4 nodes (0-3) node 0 cpus: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 node 0 size: 64389 MB node 0 free: 2233 MB node 1 cpus: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 node 1 size: 0 MB node 1 free: 0 MB node 2 cpus: 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 node 2 size: 64455 MB node 2 free: 397 MB node 3 cpus: 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 node 3 size: 0 MB node 3 free: 0 MB node distances: node 0 1 2 3 0: 10 16 16 16 1: 16 10 16 16 2: 16 16 10 16 3: 16 16 16 10

Basically showing that dies 0 and 2 have 64Gb each.

You can add this as your launch options in Steam Linux:

numactl --cpunodebind=0 --localalloc %command%

Basically, this will limit execution to node group 0 with memory allocation also only directly accessible to node 0. You can do the same for node group 2 as well.

There's another option, but it's a bit more verbose:

taskset -c 0 1-7, 32-39

Hope this helps!

11/05/2019 00:17:03 CEST

Gaming on Threadripper 2990wx
URL: https://i.redd.it/uod6gud13rw31.jpg
11/05/2019 00:01:49 CEST

Zachtronics' new puzzle game MOLEK-SYNTEZ is out in Early Access
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1168880/MOLEKSYNTEZ/
11/04/2019 23:24:47 CEST

Rainbow Six: Siege also on the way Vulkan support

Guru3D user JonasBeckman discovered Vulkan profile for Rainbow Six: Siege in the new Windows AMD driver 19.11.1

Not much in the profile file though Vulkan support for Rainbow Six Siege is listed and Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PXDynamic category and HighPerfGPU.

What games will we see with Vulkan support? The official release of Stadia is getting closer, so you can get ready for some surprises.

11/04/2019 22:17:18 CEST

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Linux Gaming Performance Review
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=28447
11/04/2019 22:07:43 CEST

Nebuchadnezzar looks like a beautifully styled classic isometric city builder coming to Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/nebuchadnezzar-looks-like-a-beautifully-styled-classic-isometric-city-builder-coming-to-linux.15341
11/04/2019 21:51:44 CEST

What games will run on my low-spec system?
URL: https://i.redd.it/lpb0by9fcqw31.png
11/04/2019 21:33:28 CEST

Estranged: Act II update 1.3.5 is live
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/582890/announcements/detail/1620660514617437182
11/04/2019 21:08:27 CEST

Empires 2.27.1 released (F2P RTS / FPS / Vehicle Combat Source mod)
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/empires/announcements/detail/1599268416394774000
11/04/2019 21:07:29 CEST

Linux support for Reshade

I talked to the developer of Reshade about Linux support, and that is his response about my request:


11/04/2019 20:57:13 CEST

has anyone had any issues with battlenet recently?

been playing wow classic with no issues until today? I use lutris and also posted on their forum.

Eventually battlenet loads and it freezes stuck "loggin in"

11/04/2019 20:38:25 CEST

Steam Library will not load!

Hi Guys,

I'm on a macOS Mojave and I installed wine stable, to try to play a windows game on Steam. (Jet Set Radio). I've managed to install Wine, Quartz and even managed to install the windows version of Steam and run it.

When Steam opens up, I can login with no problems. The issues is, once i'm inside my account, nothing loads up. Not the store, not the library, not my profile, nothing. It does not let me run any of the games I have installed in my library.

Does anyone have any idea what could be happening? Obviously, I'm completely new to this whole thing and have no idea what the problem is, let alone how to fix it.

I could really use your help!

11/04/2019 20:13:45 CEST

Nestopia is freezing my computer

I just installed it. And it ran beautifully, which is why I'm determined to get it working. All I did was configure my gamepad, maybe adjusted a video setting or two, and put it in fullscreen. Then I go to close it and I can't exit fullscreen like its triggering game keybindings instead. So I exit it just my alt tabbing and right click close. Now every time I start it up it just freezes my whole x windows desktop process. I can't go to a tty and have to reboot my computer. Please help I gotta have this emulator!

11/04/2019 18:50:19 CEST

RetroArch 1.8.1 released
URL: https://www.libretro.com/index.php/retroarch-1-8-1-released/
11/04/2019 18:23:33 CEST

when i try opening an exe file with wine it returns Bad EXE format for %1

When I try opening an exe file (Age of Civilizations 2) with Wine I get a prompt saying "An error has occurred while starting the application: Bad EXE format for %1."


11/04/2019 17:31:15 CEST

nvidia/Ubuntu users: Have you had issues with logging in after upgrading to 19.10?

When I upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu refused to log in. I reported it here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-session/+bug/1845801, and it seems like I'm not the only one, but I'm curious if it affects everyone with a particular setup or just a few.

So, if you're an Ubuntu user, and you're using the proprietary NVidia drivers, and you have auto-login enabled, I'm wondering: did you encounter the same issue? If not, what GPU and driver version do you have?

As a bonus, here's how to fix it if it does affect you:

  1. Switch to a TTY with ctrl+alt+f3 and type in your username/password when prompted.
  2. Edit the GDM config file: sudo nano /etc/gdm/custom.conf
  3. Change the AutomaticLoginEnable=true line to AutomaticLoginEnable=false
  4. Save and quit with ctrl+x followed by y and enter
  5. Reboot with sudo reboot
11/04/2019 17:29:49 CEST

Red Dead Redemption 2 is shipping with Vulkan support
URL: https://www.gamestar.de/artikel/red-dead-redemption-2-pc-vorabversion-mit-limit-bei-120-fps-directx-12-und-vulkan,3350718.html
11/04/2019 14:47:16 CEST

Hi guys. I an a newbie when it comes to wine. Just have a quick question and really need your expert answers. Please read below. Thanks so much!

After careful readings and testings, I have successfully installed the following to my old macbook pro 2012 (7 years old mac lol):

  1. Heroes of might and magic 3 with HD mod - yay!

  2. Diablo 1 GOG with belzebub mod

  3. Romance of 3 kingdoms XI

  4. Rome total war with vegetation mod

Okay, so here is the question. It was really complicated to install these games with wine especially with mods. So I am thinking copy and paste all these app folders into my USB for future use. If I get a new macbook, can I just paste these game folders from my USB to my new macbook and play right away? I really don't want to deal with wine, portingkits and install all over again for these games. I really need someone who has experiences in this to answer. Thanks so muchhh!

11/04/2019 14:17:59 CEST

A Beginner's Guide To Gaming On Linux

As suggested by linux4noobs


I've recently uploaded a beginners guide to installing Linux and setting it up for gaming.


Hopefully this is useful for new users of Linux, and if you have any questions feel free to get in touch.


11/04/2019 12:15:17 CEST

Games running poorly, even after verifying files? Always try a reinstall!

I had extremely low FPS on GTA V on a very good PC, with frequent crashes, 100% crashrate/session after 40 or so minutes of play, I reinstalled the game and so far I'm getting amazing frames (90-120), just finished the starting mission (watching the intro and listening to the theme on my other monitor, good stuff :D), so far absolutely no crashes.

I use the WINEDLLOVERRIDES=winedbg.exe=d %command% launch option on steam, and this tweak/tool/hack/dunno what this would be called.

11/04/2019 11:54:59 CEST

Is there a "big mode" front end for lutris?

I'm building a linux gaming box for fun and I've been out of the game for a while. The last I knew there was steam big picture mode which is fine but the game selection (for me) is a bit limited. This new fangled thing "lutris" is interesting for the added wine-ness but from what I can see its very much a windowed application. Is there a console like front end for it?


11/04/2019 11:37:37 CEST

[suggestsions] reccomend me some titles for my linux potato

For various reasons i'll be away from my desktop for a while; and i'd like to pick up a couple of titles to play on my laptop (which is running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS). As you will see, its not exactly a powerhouse! However; i've been wanting to look into older games lately as i'm growing increasingly unfulfilled with current releases. While I do have vague memories of games I didn't really understand well enthralling me as a child (?X-wing and one of the rainbow 6 games), I dont actually have a list of titles to work through.

A few notes about what I like in games. I'd say what I enjoy fit into one of two categories. Either a very tight, satisfying, linear narrative (MGS for example), or a very open-worldy simulation (Mount & Blade, kenshi, zomboid, jagged alliance...). I also very much appreciate games that use multiple gameplay layers; like the strategic vs tactical layers of Xcom and the total war series. I'm a seasoned pen and paper RPGer and so am not leery of complex systems, and enjoy more masochistic games where the world will screw you when appropriate. On the same note I LOVE well fleshed out lore to explore in a game. I usually get my games on GOG or Steam.

So! any good suggestions for my potato?

Sys Specs

CPU Intel(R) Celeron, 2.16GHz, 1 physical processor, 2 cores, 2 threads.

Graphics adapterIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Core: 313-896MHz,

Memory4096MB, DDR3, single-channel, one memory bank.

Display 13.3 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel

Storage WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0, 1000GB, 5400 rpm, 880 GB free

11/04/2019 11:09:59 CEST

how to add games from another hard drive to steam client flatpak version?

i tried using symlink but looks like steam does not show symlinks as folder

11/04/2019 10:50:51 CEST

Ok, quick question - how does the Linux gaming community feel about retrogaming? Do you guys like the old games and new games made with that sweet retro feel?
URL: https://i.redd.it/thvc0x4r4nw31.png
11/04/2019 10:45:51 CEST

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice running on Linux using Proton (and DXVK) no tweaks required
URL: https://youtu.be/zaGEMqY3KR8
11/04/2019 09:48:47 CEST

A detailed review of ubuntu 19.10 in Russian

A detailed review of ubuntu 19.10 in Russian, where I tried not only to praise but also to criticize, and of course I didnt forget to tell you about games, a pleasant viewing: https://youtu.be/i3IIgHhAhh8

11/04/2019 07:43:28 CEST

How to improve performance with nouveau drivers?

I'm just sick of nvidia's shit I just hate nvidia (as the linus the great said nvidia f**k you) I wanna use nouveau but i wanna know how to get best performance out of it I don't care if it can't reach the same performance of proprietary drivers

11/04/2019 06:34:30 CEST

Anyone have luck getting the Half-Life 2 mod "Cinematic Mod" to work under wine successfully?

The Cinematic Mod is a Windows only HL2 mod that overhauls the lighting and graphics dramatically to make HL2, well, more cinematic feeling. It's pretty infamous in the HL community for other reasons so you've probably heard of it if you know anything about HL2 mods, but that's besides the point. I'm just curious whether anyone's managed to get it to run in wine at all, there's 0 guides I can find on running just vanilla HL2 in wine since it has a native Linux port, let alone on how to get the Cinematic Mod to work under wine using the Windows version of HL2.

11/04/2019 03:30:14 CEST

Disco Elysium on Mac

Anyone got this running through wine?
Installation just breezes through way too quickly without installing all the files. Think it has to do with the installation having attached .bin files. Im not extremely experienced using wine so if this is an obvious thing I apologise but any help would be appreciated!! Downloaded the offline installation files from gog.com

11/04/2019 03:23:58 CEST

Where To Get Trenchbroom?

I went ahead and grabbed it from the AUR, but wasn't sure if that was the best place to grab it as I didn't think it was the most up to date (showing 19-3 for me, vs what looks like 19-6 being the most recent). If anyone has any info on this that'd be fantastic!

11/04/2019 01:49:03 CEST

Blackscreen on Linux (Ubuntu)
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/gwent/comments/dr8an5/blackscreen_on_linux_ubuntu/
11/04/2019 00:14:41 CEST

How to install LAVFilters

One of the fixes I've encountered to a problem of game videos not playing was to install LAVFilters.

However I can't find any information on how to install them on the wineprefix which Proton creates.

11/04/2019 00:10:30 CEST

Star Wars BattleFront 2 (2017)

Anyone have any luck running it? I saw some posts earlier that people were playing.

I am running it on lutris installed Origin and then BattleFront2 .

I open the game, the main splash screen shows up then closes. No wine errors I checked all the logs.. just boots up and closes.

I am using an AMD gpu so I have already set this in my dxck.cfg

dxgi.customDeviceId = 1C81

dxgi.customVendorId = 10DE

11/04/2019 00:05:59 CEST

Unreal engine "archives" the plans to implement parallelized Vulkan renderer


I was waiting for it to move from "future releases" to "in progress" for months and now it was "archived". Does it mean the whole effort was scrapped?

11/03/2019 20:05:29 CEST

Shower thought: a Linux gaming compatibility database?

A place where you can post compatibility reports that are gaming related, be it hard- or software. Does that exist? Right now we have ProtonDB, the Wine AppDB and maybe the PCGW, which are all only about software. Anything else I'm missing?

I've searched the web and found a couple that go in that direction, but they're all either about one or the other and often kinda generic. Meaning: the reports aren't detailed at all and could technically be about anything. It's usually just a rating and a blob of text that you're supposed to read. I'd like to have something that's more structured than that.

One interesting thing that I've found is https://www.linuxcompatible.org/ which is based on https://www.compatdb.org/. Since it's XML-based, it could be easily extended with hardware in a way that would not throw away all the years of effort that the guy has already made (own namespace). It's all open source, too.

Anybody think that's a thing worth having? I don't like wikis at all because of how unstructured they are between articles. So what about a site that pulls all that stuff together and make it the place to go, if you're on the fence about switching to Linux as a gamer?

11/03/2019 19:50:08 CEST

Minecraft crushes after starting.
URL: https://v.redd.it/wnfdvifqkiw31
11/03/2019 19:25:34 CEST

The Sunday odds and ends Linux and gaming section
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-sunday-odds-and-ends-linux-and-gaming-section.15336
11/03/2019 18:54:14 CEST

Is it worth switching to AMD in the future? If so, what could I do with my nvidia rtx 2070?

I constantly hear great things about AMD's out-of-the-box compatibility with Linux and Wayland support. I also am beginning to see Nvidia as quite scummy when it comes to their treatment of Linux overall and I feel bad for supporting them. I was considering buying an AMD card in the future and using my Nvidia card for PCI passthrough, however I realized my motherboard (an MSI z390) has only one PCI 16X slot. This was my first machine, which explains my newbie choice in parts, and I had built it last year with an RTX 2070 and it runs Manjaro XFCE so I have no (purely) performance-related reason to switch my card.

In short, how worth it would it be to switch out the motherboard and Nvidia card for a board with room for a second graphics card? If I were to just switch to the AMD card, would there be any use for my Nvidia card (like for an eGPU, crypto stuff, etc)? Or is worrying about this all just superficial?

Thanks for dealing with my newbie-ish questions!

11/03/2019 18:42:22 CEST

Preserve windows key before installing linux

Dear reddit, I just bought a used desktop pc which I intend to use also for gaming. It has currently Windows 10 installed. Of course I'm about to wipe the disk and install Linux mint. But I'm unsure if I can ultimately manage to run the game I'm planning to play on Linux. I'm wondering how I could extract and save the windows 10 registration key so I can reinstall Windows 10 in the future if required. Is there such a thing as a key I can write down?

Since I'm only using Linux for many many years I have virtually no clue about Windows.

Thank you reddit

11/03/2019 18:36:15 CEST

Everspace 2 - final day of the crowdfunding campaign. It needs some more push!


If you didn't back it yet, it's promising project, and they are going to release it for Linux, like the first game.

11/03/2019 18:22:17 CEST

call of duty world at war sounds missing

hey guys tried using wine on cod waw and there's no sounds. can you please help me?

11/03/2019 17:28:14 CEST

Rockstar Games Launcher and GTA V working now via Lutris! Buuut

So now is working correct the launcher (with some graphical issues) and the game works not bad at all, except that, I can't play xD, i mean, if i press any key it will freeze the game for 2-3 seconds, and won't do the action of the kkey, like for example walk, but the mouse works good so idk what could be.

Any suggestion?

There's the script installer btw: https://lutris.net/games/rockstar-games-launcher/

11/03/2019 16:06:19 CEST

Retro inspired extreme sports unicycling game Street Uni X is now in itch First Access
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/retro-inspired-extreme-sports-unicycling-game-street-uni-x-is-now-in-itch-first-access.15335
11/03/2019 15:09:25 CEST

Where can I get linux gaming related support?

I am surprised that Valves own Linux Native game CS:GO does not work out of the box.
Proton DB reports says the same problem. It cause GDM to freeze completely.
I have tried "-nojoy" and disabling Steam Pre-Caching. Nothing works.

Where can I report / get help? Can anyone shed some light on this matter, please?

11/03/2019 14:55:19 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for November 03, 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!

11/03/2019 14:33:17 CEST

Hey i just installed cod waw retail (1.0.872) and i have no idea what causes this issue. (Yes i have windows but the game keeps crashing my pc.)
URL: https://v.redd.it/fnhfyzk2wgw31
11/03/2019 13:48:01 CEST

Proton VS native

There is a lot of talk about getting Proton/Wine/Litrus to be able to run windows games. And it is good every time we succeed doing that.

But we should put the focus on getting more native games on linux instead?

11/03/2019 12:56:15 CEST

How to install NVIDIA 425.25 on Ubuntu

I tried to add repository but i don't see in addictional drivers.

11/03/2019 12:19:23 CEST

Linux gaming will a 1tb removable hard drive help my netbook with playing Minecraft?

My Lenovo netbook freezes crashes etc whenever I go near a skeleton or monster of any type so now I just carry a bed everywhere but I miss multiplayer,

Will making 5g swap and putting the game directory on a 400g partition going to help at all?

11/03/2019 11:33:11 CEST

(X-post from /r/learnjapanese)Earthlingo: Free Japanese learning game released on Windows &amp; Linux (also on MacOS, iOS &amp; Android)
URL: https://v.redd.it/tro7ej2tk8w31
11/03/2019 10:48:51 CEST

Assassin's Creed III running on GNU/Linux /w Wine, DXVK and Lutris (Installer in the video description)
URL: https://youtu.be/wSlTbmcUwoQ
11/03/2019 10:17:30 CEST


been playing aoe2 for the past year on mac with 'play on mac' - latest steam update not loading steam platform properly. getting black steam screen with no options. tried porting kit and same results. is this a steam update issue? woloo

11/03/2019 09:49:09 CEST

How to update Wine? (yes, srsly:)

$apt list --installed

gives out four wine-packages:

- wine-devel/now 4.0~rc2~xenial amd64

- wine-devel-amd64/now 4.0~rc2~xenial amd64

- wine-devel-i386/now 4.0~rc2~xenial i386

- winehq-devel/now 4.0~rc2~xenial amd64

Does "4.0" stand for the version? Where can I actually see my version and how can I update wineHQ step by step to current version? (all I found in the web about updating wine was a post from 2011 unfortunately)


11/03/2019 08:44:45 CEST

How to get this view like on maj afterburner but on linux
URL: https://i.redd.it/1n5qq2kqbfw31.jpg
11/03/2019 08:29:12 CEST

Godot Engine - Vulkan Progress Report #5
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/vulkan-progress-report-5
11/03/2019 06:09:20 CEST

Unsupported symbol in russian mod

Hi i get this : dbghelp_msc:codeview_snarf Unsupported symbol id 1124 when playing a russian mod, i can play the game for some minutes until i get a crash.

im using wine 4.19

how do i solve this problem?

does it has something to do with Cyrillic fonts or something like that?

if that is the problem how do i solve that?

11/03/2019 04:12:58 CEST

Virtual Desktop Size be automatically set to display resolution?

Is it possible to set a Wine Prefix so its Virtual Desktop Size will be whatever your resolution is instead of having it set to a fixed number?

I like to switch between my 1080p monitor and my 4K TV and it is annoying to have to go into the Wine Configuration and always change the Virtual Desktop Size.

11/03/2019 04:11:40 CEST

Can I copy games from one computer to another without re-downloading?

I live in an area with no decent internet, and have to pay by the gig to tether through my phone. I can bring my laptop to good internet, but I want to game on my desktop. I'd like to download games onto my laptop through a friend's connection, then copy then by USB to my machine.

Can I do this? I tried copying the entire .steam directory to a USB, but got a ton of errors relating to creating symbolic links and other stuff. I'm guessing there were too many things in there that referenced the rest of my system for it to work. Should the games by themselves work? Are there any necessary tricks?

11/03/2019 03:41:13 CEST

Would it be possible to talk to friends in a party on Linux using the Xbox app for Windows on Linux?
11/03/2019 01:53:46 CEST

No proton games will work Ubuntu 19.10
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/dqsg23/no_proton_games_will_work_ubuntu_1910/
11/03/2019 00:48:35 CEST

CPU Scheduler Benchmark - 3 Games
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDXMkN8m_FY
11/02/2019 23:27:06 CEST

CPU Scheduler Benchmark - 3 Games
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDXMkN8m_FY
11/02/2019 23:24:34 CEST

Apex Legends is currently working on Linux!

Just letting you know that Apex Legends works on Linux. EAC no longer kicks.

Installed using Lutris, just using latest wine-tkg-staging-fsync-vkd3d-faudio-git from here on Arch Linux on top of that.

11/02/2019 22:41:34 CEST

Can anyone recommend Ubuntu on HP Omen 15t?

Hey there. I just discovered this community a couple of minutes ago, and I got to say I'm really impressed. So, a little bit about me: I'm a full stack dev who needs a new laptop capable of doing intensive work (e.g., intensive Rust compilation, running docker projects, Unity3D development, ...etc.). I figured I need a gaming laptop that could handle all of that, and I really like the Omen 15t and I'd like to grab one while they're on sale. My OS of choice is Ubuntu, but I'm still open to other Debian-based Linux distros. Can anyone recommend me to buy one? I'd love to hear your experience.

11/02/2019 22:40:35 CEST

Apex Legends seems to work with Wine 4.18 staging

Tested in training mode, no timeouts from EAC for now. Can anyone confirm?

11/02/2019 21:36:57 CEST

[Quick Test] Battlefield Bad Company 2 MP with SweetFX on Linux - Proton/DXVK/Reshade - Fedora 31
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6gZKxFfqko
11/02/2019 19:39:30 CEST

Carnage3D, the GTA1 reimplementation is testing split screen (up to 4 players)!
URL: https://github.com/codenamecpp/carnage3d#screenshots
11/02/2019 18:06:40 CEST

FPS "Hedon" Now Available on GOG
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/hedon
11/02/2019 17:41:38 CEST

2D Metroidvania Game "Cathedral" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/cathedral
11/02/2019 17:38:07 CEST

Meanwhile, On Linux: CaveExpress
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNbC6PBMT70
11/02/2019 17:33:04 CEST

2D Action Platformer "Coincide" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://nseven111.itch.io/coincide-linux
11/02/2019 17:29:43 CEST

Need help setting up for Linux Gaming

Hey, I have recently installed Pop_OS(wanted GNOME but was facing troubles installing drivers and other stuff manually on Ubuntu).

I wanted to start gaming on my machine as well. What all packages and softwares do I need to install to get going. If anyone can link me to an updated guide as of late 2019, that would be really appreciated.

Also, to add, I gave non-Steam cracked games as well that I would like to play such as FIFA, Borderlands and FarCry, so some help to run those .exe files is also appreciated. Thanks in advance. Eager to start gaming on Linux after abandoning Windows completely.

11/02/2019 16:46:45 CEST

Some questions about Linux gaming future

So, 2019 is almost over. We have Proton, Wine, Lutris, native Unity and Unreal Engine 4 support and so on. But Linux percentage in Steam still very small and it seems this will not change in near future. Also many people forgot about native games. Posts about them became more rare and posts about proton became more often. Many developers refuse to support Linux version of their games because of Proton. I think Proton both good and bad thing. Good because it allows you play more games on Linux and bad because it helps Windows-like ecosystem spread wider and native games became unnecessary. Microsoft said that Windows is not their most profitable product now, they slowly open their patents. What if they open their Windows code? Will it be included in Linux kernel and then Linux will become Windows? Do Linux community need this? Does Linux community need to do something about this? And if so, how? Or maybe I'm talking nonsense?

11/02/2019 15:15:27 CEST

Any AOE3 Wine gamers?

Hi all, bit of a specific one, but the other day, my wineskin wrapper that has been working perfectly for steam (99% to play age of empires 3) has stopped working as the wineskin is being run in windows XP which Steam no longer supports.

I have tried changing the wrapper to windows version 7, etc, but these just led steam to opening as a black screen and me not being able to even run any games. So I then tried the "wine steam.exe -no-browser +open steam://open/minigameslist" in the wrapper, which worked in getting me to my steams games list, but then when I run age of empires 3, it crashes after loading for a bit, saying "Age of empires 3 has encountered an error and needs to close, sorry for the inconvenience" (or along those lines).

Unsure if this is an AOE3 specific thing or wine issue, but just wondering if any aoe3 players got around this.


11/02/2019 15:12:01 CEST

Help with the new steam Library

Hello, some days ago, Steam updates and now it has the new Steam Library. With wine I can't see it. Someone know how to fix this issue?

11/02/2019 13:13:23 CEST

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Experience Using Steam Proton

Hi everyone, I've just completed a playthrough of Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition using Steam Proton for my Linux gaming YouTube channel (as below).


And this a summary of my experience, excluding the frustrating aspects of Dark Souls :) in general.


All cutscenes play in full, all areas load up correctly, no problems loading and saving games.

Did not test online, but considering I saw bloodstains and phantoms of other people, I would assume the online aspect is working.

I also was able to use Dsfix to increase the internal resolution to 1080p.


Both the opening cinematic and credits do not load up correctly, you basically get sound for about 10 seconds and then a black screen. I suspect that it requires the Media Experience workaround but I could never get it to work.


I practically got a solid 30FPS for the majority of the game except for Blight Town, the Chasm of Abyss and Demon Ruins.

I also experienced two crashes to desktop, both in the Crystal Cave and a couple of the times the game would crash at launch or not load at all. This was random and there was no set pattern.


8/10 if the crashes were not present, and I could get the cinematics to work it would be a 10/10.

What is everyone else's experience of Dark Souls with Steam Proton

PS: Shameless plug, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel if you like me content, or send me hatemail :) I enjoy a good chuckle.




11/02/2019 13:12:21 CEST

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Experience Using Steam Proton

Hi everyone, I've just completed a playthrough of Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition using Steam Proton for my Linux gaming YouTube channel (as below).


And this a summary of my experience, excluding the frustrating aspects of Dark Souls :) in general.


All cutscenes play in full, all areas load up correctly, no problems loading and saving games.

Did not test online, but considering I saw bloodstains and phantoms of other people, I would assume the online aspect is working.

I also was able to use Dsfix to increase the internal resolution to 1080p.


Both the opening cinematic and credits do not load up correctly, you basically get sound for about 10 seconds and then a black screen. I suspect that it requires the Media Experience workaround but I could never get it to work.


I practically got a solid 30FPS for the majority of the game except for Blight Town, the Chasm of Abyss and Demon Ruins.

I also experienced two crashes to desktop, both in the Crystal Cave and a couple of the times the game would crash at launch or not load at all. This was random and there was no set pattern.


8/10 if the crashes were not present, and I could get the cinematics to work it would be a 10/10.

What is everyone else's experience of Dark Souls with Steam Proton

PS: Shameless plug, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel if you like me content, or send me hatemail :) I enjoy a good chuckle.




11/02/2019 13:10:41 CEST

Telltale's Walking Dead Seasons 3 and 4 via Epic Games Store?

Has anyone played these games via wine and the Epic Store?

Also I'm sorry for wanting to buy games from Epic but there's no other choice right now. I bought the first 2 games as Steam codes from 3rd party sites, but Steam codes for season 3 are wildly expensive from what I've seen and codes for season 4 are nonexistent. Cracked installers also did not work for me.

11/02/2019 12:36:30 CEST

Valve's Steam Survey Numbers For October Just Point To More Inaccuracies
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Steam-Surve-For-October-2019
11/02/2019 12:33:15 CEST

Warframe running on GNU/Linux using Proton (and DXVK of course and one small launch option to solve sound issues)
URL: https://youtu.be/2uW7uXoJHq8
11/02/2019 11:28:17 CEST

Stereoscopic 3D support not available

Hey guys,

setup: 16.04 + GTX-1060 6GB

So when I run my current game (Rise of the Tomb Raider) in wine, I get this: "An error occured while attempting to modify NVIDIA driver profile. Stereoscopic 3D Support might be unavailable.

Now I dont know if I should unhold the cuda-drivers, if I can set it up in the X-Server Settings or what can I do?

Btw I downloaded the game in 7zip-file, installed 7zip.exe and unpacked and installed it inside wine, worked fine.

11/02/2019 11:19:51 CEST

Wich is the best distro for gaming (Arch Linux or Mint LMDE)?

I`ve been using Debian 10 for like three Months now (first time using Linux), but I still can`t play Overwatch on it (think it is because Debian doesn't recognize my nvidia graphic card) So I was thinking on changing distro (only want to get Ow running on Linux)

PD: Please Feel free to recommend any other distro (I don't really like Ubuntu)

11/02/2019 10:29:33 CEST

Created my first Game

This is the first game that I made in Unity3D. I've made this game in Linux. many people in the Unity Community feer of using Linux. It took me a week~ for making this game as I was Learning as well as Developing this game. It is free to play

Download it from here https://smit17.itch.io/kron


11/02/2019 07:59:36 CEST

Alt+Tab Fullscreen Games?

On Windows it was mostly impossible to Alt+Tab fullscreen games. However can it be done on Linux with a certain tweak to Wine? I am using Cinnamon as my desktop environment. It would be really cool if I could Alt Tab between a fullscreen game without getting a blackscreen in the game or have the game freeze like it would on Windows.

11/02/2019 06:38:58 CEST

Shovelvania "Cathedral" released on GOG and Steam

If you like at least two out of Shovel Knight, Metroidvanias, Ghosts 'n Goblins, and heavily NES-inspired graphics and sound, you should probably take a look...

GOG: https://www.gog.com/game/cathedral

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1056180/Cathedral/

11/02/2019 04:01:30 CEST

I'm working on adding Linux support to my game and could use some help from anyone willing to help test it

Hey everyone,

I'm pretty unfamiliar with Linux, and do not have a Linux PC to test so I would love for anyone able to play test and let me know if the game works well on Linux.

Bound By Blades is an action RPG with a unique four corner combat system and takes some inspiration from the Monster Hunter series. You can play with mouse/keyboard and controller, so please let me know if any do not function well.

Here is the Gamejolt page with info, videos, and a downloadable build.

If you're interested in giving direct feedback as well as future builds to test, please join our Discord here

11/02/2019 03:34:57 CEST

Wine 4.19 Released

The Wine development release 4.19 is now available.




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


- A number of additional VBScript features.

- More stateblock support in WineD3D.

- Some fixes for ARM64 support.


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 4.19 (total 41):


14026  Installshield Wizard does not exit after it finishes

17289  Slingplayer 2.0 installer fails

23934  Multiple games and applications depend on 
kernel32.CreateProcess to prioritize the working directory over the 
system search path (Stronghold Kingdoms loops after update, 
installers fail to find tools)

26552  Wine sets the resolution incorrectly on widescreen monitors

30911  Trivial Pursuit Unhinged fails to load

32147  Notepad .Net toolbar does not draw

32148  Notepad .Net does not exit cleanly

32151  Notepad .Net continually runs at ~70% CPU

34460  Tabbing between editboxes does not work in Tweet Attacks 

34666  In The Adventures Of Lomax some graphic elements flicker, 
disappear or are garbled

35380  Trivial Pursuit Unhinged: reports an audio error and exits

35479  Metatrader 5 hangs when scanning for Tester agents

35506  Space Hack: The mouse pointer is hard to control

35798  TeamViewer 9.0.26297 NI crashes on startup when using 
'run only' option (one time use)

35801  Tweet Attacks hang when entering invalid login details

35901  ImpotRapide 2013 (.NET 4.0 app) installer crashes with 

36388  Problems with Russian localization in page setup dialog

37861  BOINC detects incomplete GPU details

37878  boincmgr: No text in cancel dialog in NT 6.0-6.2 modes

38795  Netgear Powerline 3.1 update check fails on second run

38821  MetaEditor 5: MQL5 Reference window doesn't load in a 
WOW64 wineprefix

38930  Betfair Poker log-in window is blank

40140  4K YouTube to MP3 crashes while downloading videos for 
some time

40360  Jack Keane 2 shadow corruption

40364  Broken geometry in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb

40777  The Moment of Silence launcher unusable (displays only 

41369  UIAnimation (Windows Animation Manager / UIAnimation.dll) 
is missing in Wine

41741  The Adventures of Lomax demo crash on startup.

44221  Netgear Powerline: *** stack smashing detected ***: 
explorer.exe terminated

44231  External links in Slingplayer's help file open iexplore multiple 

45310  Closing Ableton Live 9 Lite wil crash into unimplemented 
function KERNEL32.dll.MoveFileTransactedW

46914  CompressonatorGUI 3.1 installer crashes in Win10 mode 
(Advanced Installer Module bug, incorrect usage of 

46995  Rekordbox 5.3.0 installer (32-bit process under WoW64) fails 
to load 32-bit code dlls with WoW64 filesystem redirection disabled

47075  32-bit LAVFilters 0.74.x installer fails to register 64-bit AX 
codec/filters in Wow64 environment (32-bit regsvr32.exe needs to 
support 64-bit dll registration and vice versa by re-exec with proper 

47509  Touhou 15.5:Antinomy of Common Flowers stopped running 
after upgrading the Wine version from 4.10 to 4.12.2

47912  Rockstar Games Launcher installer crashes after disabling 
WoW64 redirection

47956  IGMP source specific multicast does not create join requests 
for source

47967  Wine fails to find application DLLs when the working directory 
is not the application directory

47979  NtCreateFile incorrectly returns 

47986  R-Studio (file recovery tool) wants 

48009  Broken rendering in Sniper Elite V2
11/02/2019 03:28:59 CEST

Wine 4.19 Released

The Wine development release 4.19 is now available.




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


- A number of additional VBScript features.

- More stateblock support in WineD3D.

- Some fixes for ARM64 support.


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 4.19 (total 41):


14026 Installshield Wizard does not exit after it finishes + 17289 Slingplayer 2.0 installer fails + 23934 Multiple games and applications depend on kernel32.CreateProcess to prioritize the working directory over the system search path (Stronghold Kingdoms loops after update, installers fail to find tools) + 26552 Wine sets the resolution incorrectly on widescreen monitors + 30911 Trivial Pursuit Unhinged fails to load + 32147 Notepad .Net toolbar does not draw + 32148 Notepad .Net does not exit cleanly + 32151 Notepad .Net continually runs at ~70% CPU + 34460 Tabbing between editboxes does not work in Tweet Attacks Pro + 34666 In The Adventures Of Lomax some graphic elements flicker, disappear or are garbled + 35380 Trivial Pursuit Unhinged: reports an audio error and exits + 35479 Metatrader 5 hangs when scanning for Tester agents + 35506 Space Hack: The mouse pointer is hard to control + 35798 TeamViewer 9.0.26297 NI crashes on startup when using 'run only' option (one time use) + 35801 Tweet Attacks hang when entering invalid login details + 35901 ImpotRapide 2013 (.NET 4.0 app) installer crashes with Mono + 36388 Problems with Russian localization in page setup dialog + 37861 BOINC detects incomplete GPU details + 37878 boincmgr: No text in cancel dialog in NT 6.0-6.2 modes + 38795 Netgear Powerline 3.1 update check fails on second run + 38821 MetaEditor 5: MQL5 Reference window doesn't load in a WOW64 wineprefix + 38930 Betfair Poker log-in window is blank + 40140 4K YouTube to MP3 crashes while downloading videos for some time + 40360 Jack Keane 2 shadow corruption + 40364 Broken geometry in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb + 40777 The Moment of Silence launcher unusable (displays only black) + 41369 UIAnimation (Windows Animation Manager / UIAnimation.dll) is missing in Wine + 41741 The Adventures of Lomax demo crash on startup. + 44221 Netgear Powerline: *** stack smashing detected ***: explorer.exe terminated + 44231 External links in Slingplayer's help file open iexplore multiple times + 45310 Closing Ableton Live 9 Lite wil crash into unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.MoveFileTransactedW + 46914 CompressonatorGUI 3.1 installer crashes in Win10 mode (Advanced Installer Module bug, incorrect usage of kernel32.Wow64RevertWow64FsRedirection) + 46995 Rekordbox 5.3.0 installer (32-bit process under WoW64) fails to load 32-bit code dlls with WoW64 filesystem redirection disabled + 47075 32-bit LAVFilters 0.74.x installer fails to register 64-bit AX codec/filters in Wow64 environment (32-bit regsvr32.exe needs to support 64-bit dll registration and vice versa by re-exec with proper bitness) + 47509 Touhou 15.5:Antinomy of Common Flowers stopped running after upgrading the Wine version from 4.10 to 4.12.2 + 47912 Rockstar Games Launcher installer crashes after disabling WoW64 redirection + 47956 IGMP source specific multicast does not create join requests for source + 47967 Wine fails to find application DLLs when the working directory is not the application directory + 47979 NtCreateFile incorrectly returns STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND when RootDirectory is populated + 47986 R-Studio (file recovery tool) wants ntoskrnl.exe.IoCreateUnprotectedSymbolicLink + 48009 Broken rendering in Sniper Elite V2

11/02/2019 03:22:41 CEST

Witcher 3 GOG version

I'm running manjaro kde. I just bought the witcher 3 on gog. How do i install it?

Thank you in advance.

11/02/2019 02:24:07 CEST

I hereby release my game Tanx onto the community
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/opensource/comments/dqbno0/i_hereby_release_my_game_tanx_onto_the_community/
11/02/2019 01:25:15 CEST

Anyone tried playing FF13-2 with Proton? It's making the eyelashes look weird like that. Same problem with FF13.
URL: https://i.redd.it/l5edhb7ys5w31.jpg
11/02/2019 00:27:51 CEST

Did Gaijin and NVIDIA fix War Thunder Native?

Hey, so I'm playing War Thunder Native, and I read a lot of bad things about it on the internet when it comes to Linux support, bad frame rate, Vulcan doesn't work, etc.

However, I'm playing it and I'm really not noticing much issue. The only issue I ran into at first was for some reason the render resolution was set super low and everything looked kinda pixelated when I ran it at first. I tried running the Steam Proton version but for some reason I was getting far worse FPS running the game via proton then Native OpenGL (Did not play online.)

After I realized the resolution error in the launcher settings, I ran the game again and the pixelized issue was gone. Everything looked good. I did run into some bugs with the render on some maps, playing Realistic Air battles.

I then ran a benchmark and was getting 140+ fps max settings (The ocean benchmark) and 78 FPS minimum. I then set it up to run Vulcan to see if that might fix some of the rendering issues, and at least I think I'm running it with Vulcan now, no black screen, seems to run fine. Ran another benchmark and minimum FPS jumped to 90 or so, don't recall average. So I think I'm running Vulcan, but I'm not totally sure.

Specs:Linux Mint 19.2
I got an intel i5-4440 @ 3.1ghz
12GB DDR 3Nvidia
I have gamemode installed, but I didn't set it up for War Thunder, so unless it runs by default it's not running.

Is this just me, or is War Thunder running pretty good for most people out there right now?

11/02/2019 00:12:14 CEST

Best AMD gpu for linux in 2019

I'm on the verge of selling my nvidia gtx 770 and getting a new AMD card due to driver issues with nvidia. Since AMD cards have open source drivers in kernel I think this would work a lot better.

What are the best AMD cards for use with linux under about $400AUD?

11/02/2019 00:04:59 CEST

How can I get Psychonauts to run? Fedora 30

When I start Psychonauts, it starts in a small window, it's very laggy, and the cursor is off-center, often to the point where I can't use it -- I'd have to go far off the screen to click on anything. Is there any way I can fix these with launch options?

Lenovo ThinkPad T430

Fedora 30

11/01/2019 22:47:54 CEST

Proper game controller support in DevilutionX (Diablo re-implementation) is ready for testing!
URL: https://github.com/diasurgical/devilutionX/pull/395
11/01/2019 22:45:32 CEST

Killing Flooor 2 unplayable on Linux

Checked ProtonDB, most of the people report that the game is running fine for them: https://www.protondb.com/app/232090

After I launch the game, I get horrible stuttering, the menu runs at 85 fps but as soon as I move the mouse FPS drops to <10 and stuttering begins.

In the game I get maybe 30 fps max, dropping to <10 while turning, and of course horrible stuttering when the image doesn't update at all for like half a second at a time.

On Windows I can run the game fine with the same settings, no issues.

Tried disabling esync, and launching DX10 version - no effect

Does anyone know what might be causing this?

Running Manjaro KDE, Nvidia driver 430

11/01/2019 22:11:57 CEST

What did you install to get Borderlands 3 working?

Besides from xact did you install anything to get Borderlands 3 working?

11/01/2019 22:05:12 CEST

any amd gpu user that can test if OneShot works

the game crashes on start as explained on this post:


and I want to know if this is distro or gpu specific.

11/01/2019 21:19:40 CEST

Where can I download Proton Versions?

I know I can easily download Wine versions in PlayOnLinux and once I download it they are saved in my ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64 and ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86 folder. How can I download Proton versions? I do not want the Proton source code, but the compiled version itself.

11/01/2019 21:04:44 CEST

PulseAudio and Halo Online?

Halo Online now works in Wine 4.18-staging, and by creating the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\multiply_special value in the wine registry as a DWORD and having the value set to 1 or 2 (I found 1 to be better on performance). Also to run the game you need to enter these commands in the terminal.

$ killall pulseaudio
$ pulseaudio --disable-shm=true
$ env WINEPREFIX="/home/ahmed/HaloOnline" wine "C:\windows\command\start.exe" /Unix "/home/ahmed/HaloOnline/drive_c/Program Files/Halo Online/eldorado.exe"

Is there another way to do this without having to run the first two commands? I found this solution on WineHQ bugs and to discuss how to have PulseAudio not affect Halo Online was offtopic on the WineHQ bug forum.


11/01/2019 20:47:30 CEST

So i purchased Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition from my local game store, since i had heard it had linux support, but it's windows only on the disc, and the linux version seems to be only on GOG and Steam.

So basically, anyone know if there's a way to run it without wine, or buying it again on GOG/Steam ?

11/01/2019 20:44:16 CEST

GTA V crashing after a bit of playtime with the wine launch option and no-launcher mod.

I'm trying to do the first online mission, but the game always ends with a random freeze followed by a "not responding" dialogue, forcing me to force close the game.

I thought it would be better to make a thread about this, since I didn't find anything about this issue on DDG.

11/01/2019 20:19:42 CEST

[OC] Dual-GPU laptop and Unityhub PRIME offload script

First of all big thank you to every helpful soul in this community! Because of you I managed to completely ditch my Windows and play DS series on my Arch! I decided to make a little contribution of my own if somebody stumbles upon such a problem in future.

I am (un)happy user of laptop with two GPU's and I stumbled on a problem with launching unity projects on my discrete GPU. Even though i passed __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 as env variable before launching Unityhub, the editor ran without it. AFAIK there is no option to enable such thing via regular Unityhub command-line-args. Hence this script :)

Feel free to contribute and tell me your thoughts about it :)

11/01/2019 18:49:59 CEST

Anyone having problem with GTA V performance and/or running it even at all [Social Club w/ DXVK version from Lutris]?

Hi, so I've installed GTA V from Lutris and I decided to check how does it work on Linux. It turned out that it runs pretty bad - when I stay still there's OK on minimal settings, but when I'm trying yo move the game gets so much lags and stuff, that it's unplayable. Also when I'm pressing esc nothing happens and I have to exit from the game by xkill'ing it. Does any of you have similar problem? I have GTA V on my 2nd OS [win 7] and it's running smooth on high settings there. I think that maybe I don't know some "tricks" to make it run better, so here I am asking you guys for help.
My specs: Manjaro 18.1.2 CPU: I5 4450 GPU: GTX960 RAM:16Gb

11/01/2019 18:37:36 CEST

Basic question about Steam store.

I am considering moving to linux for quite a while now and I have a pretty basic question... When I install steam on my linux, will the steam store only show linux compatible games? Thanks in advance.

11/01/2019 17:37:50 CEST

New Steam UI not showing if games runs using Proton?

Hi all,

Loving the new Steam UI but I haven't found a way to show if a game launches natively or using Proton. On the old version it used to say "Launch using Proton x.xx" next to the play button. I found it useful as I would search protondb for optimizations. Anyone knows if I can display this information somewhere?

11/01/2019 16:18:09 CEST

Put 'Em Up! The Animal Heist Game - Now available for Linux!
URL: https://v.redd.it/uf5ipsqib3w31
11/01/2019 16:08:11 CEST

Has anyone tried running call of duty: modern warfare (2019) recently?

Could only find an old post when beta started, any news/progress?

I'm on Manjaro if that's important.

Thanks in advance

11/01/2019 15:45:25 CEST

Space Engineers on Linux using Proton and DXVK (after some tinkering)
URL: https://youtu.be/NDpwYi-nAe4
11/01/2019 14:39:36 CEST

Scaling messed up after installing nvidia drivers

Hello so I keep having this problem every time I install Linux everything is fine but as soon as I install the nvidia drivers the scaling is completely fucked It does not matter what driver I am using its happens with the 430 and the new 435 drivers Im using a gtx 1060 mobile gpu and this always happens and Im wondering if they is anyway of fixing this

11/01/2019 14:31:26 CEST

vkBasalt 0.1.0 released

GitHub: https://github.com/DadSchoorse/vkBasalt

Release binary: https://github.com/DadSchoorse/vkBasalt/releases/download/v0.1.0/vkBasalt.tar.gz

New Features

Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing

  • Can be enabled in the config file Note: Currently, enabling FXAA disables Contrast Adaptive Sharpening

zlib License

  • vkBasalt is now licensed under the zlib
  • if a previous contributor has issues with this change, contact me

Bug fixes

  • sRGB should now be handled correctly
  • reads and writes now happen to separate images, this fixes undefined behavior and artifacts
  • vkBasalt can now be used together with other layers like the validation layers
11/01/2019 13:58:45 CEST

Getting audio crackling in an old game (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, 1999)

Recently I have been wanting to go through some of my favorite games as a kid from the PS1 and 2, recently finished my fav PS2 game (and all-time favorite) Metal Gear Solid 3, now I'm playing my favorite PS1 game, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver!

Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the sound to stop crackling. However, this doesn't seem to actually be a WINE issue according to here. However they suggest that it's because the games not running properly on anything above Windows 98. So what I was hoping would fix it is setting up my own 32bit wineprefix (I was trying to use Proton before, can't figure out how to get it to make a 32 bit prefix), then setting up wine to use Windows 98 using winecfg, but unfortunately, it hasn't fixed anything.

So I wanted to ask if there was much else I could do to make Wine try and mimic Windows 98 any closer (at least audio wise anyway, and btw I also tried Windows 95, same result), so I can hopefully get audio working properly. Maybe I could try tweaking some things on the Linux side of things as well, like changing pulseaudio somehow?

11/01/2019 13:44:59 CEST

Showdown Bandit Guide in PlayOnLinux

Showdown Bandit is a spooky adventure game with a western puppet theme. Runs well with Wine 4.15-staging and DXVK 1.4.2




11/01/2019 13:26:23 CEST

Save 60% on Torchlight II on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/200710/Torchlight_II/
11/01/2019 13:07:18 CEST

Ryzom - Anlor Winn News

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Ryzom - Anlor Winn News

It's that time of year, nights are getting darker, there's an evil stench in the air. It's time for Ryzom to open up the Anlor Winn events !!

Beginning on 1st November, and running through until 11th November, we need your help to eliminate the Zombies that are roaming around Atys and attacking the capital cities. There's Zombie Messab, Zombie Yubo, Zombie Yber and also Zombie Izams !! Help to kill them off and you'll earn a reward.

There's also spooky Pumpkin, hiding inside mysterious sparks all over Atys. Catch and squash a spark to reveal the pumplin, then kill the pumpkin to get a reward. But, be quick!! The Pumpkin will run away.

If pumpkin chasing or Zombie killing isn't your thing, there's a Maze in Matis Arena with 5 levels to complete. The Ghost of Atys has been there and the maze is now full of traps that will strip you, explode you, attack you with Zombie Yubo or steal your lives. Can you complete the maze and win an event title and reward?

And, that's not all!! There's other events ongoing, dynamic events, group fun, and also spooky story telling all aimed at keeping you entertained.

Why not come join us, if you dare!! Mwa Hahaha

11/01/2019 11:06:43 CEST

Save 50% on Hollow Knight on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/367520/Hollow_Knight/
11/01/2019 09:00:13 CEST

New to DOSBox

This is my first crack at dosbox, I was able to make an iso of my police quest 3 disk and want to run it on my linux mint pc. Using dosbox Im able to create my c drive and mount my iso successfully. When I try to run the installer I get the error that this program requires Microsoft windows. Do games that are in iso format all require windows? Does it need to be run with wine and playonlinux? I apologize in advance for the noob questions but the YouTube and wiki and other places dont give me answers. The videos I did find were all windows users and the Linux users didnt use ISOs. Sorry for the long post as well. Tia

11/01/2019 07:42:46 CEST

I've got a Nvidia Shield 2019 and a Debian Desktop - What can I do?

Hey, So I want to play some games, not sure I can.. My PC has GeForce GTX 1050 Ti i7-6700K Steam

I tried stream CSGO but as soon as it loads (I see my Linux desktop then a black screen then my Linux desktop showing CSGO sync'ing with cloud (as it does when you quit the game)).

I've tried some other games like Street Fighter and Fortnite but get stuck at Gforce beta thing page.

Is there any way to play good lookin games on my tv? Best I've found so far is Asphalt 8

11/01/2019 03:07:07 CEST

Why do i always have problems installing microsoft net framework?

Always the same problem if i use winetricks to install dotnet 4.7.2 it fail and say

dotnet40 install completed, but installed file /home/dam1/.stalkeropenxr3/dosdevices/c:/windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/ngen.exe not found

how do i solve that?

11/01/2019 00:29:31 CEST

[HOW TO] Play ANY Local Multiplayer Game ONLINE with Lutris and Steam Remote Play Together
URL: https://forums.lutris.net/t/how-to-play-any-local-multiplayer-games-online-with-lutris-and-steam-remote-play-together/7429
10/31/2019 22:48:34 CEST

Android Emulators

Ive been exploring android emulation in linux with absolutely 0 success. Games like Summoners War and Epic Seven have been made to work on nox player or ld player on windows, but i haven't been able to get either of them working on Genymotion, Anbox, AVD Manager or Android_x86. the furthest i've gotten is with Genymotion, the apps basically say that rooted devices are blocked and not even using avd unroot can get past this it seems.

Has anyone gotten any mobile games like these up and running on any linux emulator?

10/31/2019 20:33:38 CEST

Blizzard's Warcraft III Revamp/Reforce went into Beta today, anyone tried it with Wine?

Title is pretty self-explanatory. Has anyone with Beta access to the revamped version of Warcraft 3 been able to run it with Wine?

10/31/2019 16:32:04 CEST

Save 65% on ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/346110/ARK_Survival_Evolved/
10/31/2019 15:53:51 CEST

Save 50% on Graveyard Keeper on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/599140/Graveyard_Keeper/
10/31/2019 15:53:40 CEST

Ubuntu 19.10 and Feral's gamemode

Hi, I have been having issues getting gamemode work with Steam games and Ubuntu 19.10. I installed Ubuntu 19.10 while it was still in beta. Gamemode was packaged in eoan's own repos but for some reason systemd was not able to start it successfully.

There is a 3rd party ppa for gamemode targetting Ubuntu but eoan release was not yet available for the package.

I decided to create package myself by following the guide in project's git page. That was the only way I got systemd to start gamemoded without issues.

I have noticed that when launching steam games with using launch command "gamemoderun %command" then gamemode gets activated with some games. I assume the issue might be with gamemode and 32 bit games. Have any of you had same issues and how did you solve those?

10/31/2019 14:01:13 CEST

What does "The Steam Linux Runtime container tool is not installed" mean?
URL: https://i.redd.it/8cyc088d7vv31.png
10/31/2019 12:49:22 CEST

❤️ Good bye good old library ❤️
URL: https://i.redd.it/vvpmabunwuv31.png
10/31/2019 11:54:31 CEST

Happy Halloween from Repressed team to Linux community! We are working on a game update, so stay tuned!
URL: https://i.redd.it/x0iitd3truv31.gif
10/31/2019 11:27:51 CEST

You asked, we obliged -- SuperTuxParty is now on Lutris!
URL: https://lutris.net/games/super-tux-party/
10/31/2019 05:53:34 CEST

Well I took the plunge I'm all in on manjaro now. What are sole pretty games that run well on linux.

I got a new motherboard processor ram and hard drive so i couldnt use my oem version of windows 10, and i pretty much broke the bank getting the components so im not in a hurry to buy a new copy of windows. Plus I use manjaro on my old laptop i use for a plex server and ive always really liked linux.

Anyway the biggest downside is street fighter 5 doesnt work but i have it on ps4 so im bot to bummed.

But the question is what are some graphically pretty games to get or that i might already have that run really well on linux. Inalready installed dota 2, titan souls, and mushihimesama so far they run great. But they are all pretty light load games. Thanks all.

10/31/2019 05:11:30 CEST

Help: F1 2017 black screen and freezing on startup

Im not sure of the popularity of f1 2017 here, but its the most recent f1 game on Linux. I just bought the game, but it black screens and freezing my entire pc after the options menu. I reinstalled vulkan but had no luck. Any help would be appreciated.

10/31/2019 04:06:33 CEST

PlayOnMac Steam update black screen

Went to open Steam via PlayOnMac today, it did an auto update and now the 'Library' tab is just a black screen. Any ideas on a fix? I've tried re-installing to no avail.

10/31/2019 02:33:59 CEST

New CEF issues with Wine Steam, New Library causes nonstop steamwebhelper crashes

If you're not using Proton and running Wine Steam, (For some games that use Valve's CEG DRM which doesn't work in Proton, with no fix upcoming) There are now MANY steamwebhelper errors when launching Wine Steam. Plus there's the blanking issue with the library going blank (used to only be the update news page when updating Steam clients) to the point where the library is a broken mess.

Issue with CEG is here: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/753

CEG will likely not be resolved anytime soon, so fixes for Wine Steam would be appreciated to bypass Proton completely for CEG protected games.

10/31/2019 00:38:51 CEST

Has anyone got the Warcraft 3 Reforged beta working?

When I launch mine all I get is a black screen

10/30/2019 23:26:26 CEST

Steam client updates

Via the Steam store: New Steam Library

We're pleased to announce that the New Steam Library is now available  all players can try out the new features.

Remote Play Together

Were also pleased to announce that the Remote Play Together Beta is now available!


One-time reset of Steam Skin selection when receiving this update. This avoids un-updated skins causing failures when opening the new library.

Updated embedded Chromium build in Steam to 77.0.3865.90

Fixed find in page dialog on the store or community tabs displaying after navigating away from those tabs.

Free to Play games will now remain in your Steam Library when uninstalled. You can remove these titles by right clicking on the games entry in your library.

Fixed an occasional crash at launch when the user has a pending gift.

Fixed Steam client potentially becoming unresponsive for several seconds after exiting a game or after uploading a screenshot.

Reduced client hitching for users with large libraries when adding or removing games.

Remote Play

Decreased stream latency and reduced frames dropped due to host CPU load

Fixed launching VR games from the Steam Link

Fixed rare Steam client crash when running the network test

Added support for Wake on LAN over wireless connections with properly configured wireless adapters

Remote Play Anywhere now runs over the Steam Datagram Relay network, which ensures that the best route over the Valve backbone is always used. Also, connections are rerouted dynamically to avoid maintenance disrupting the connection.

Fixed steam client crash under certain combinations of remote play with non-Steam apps, or on the second launch of SteamVR.

Fixed rare hang in the host Steam client when starting a session

Fixed Streaming Launch dialog when streaming from another computer that youre logged into.

Steam Input

Reduced Steam Inputs overall CPU usage when active.

Start showing the last edited configuration in the personal configuration section of the configuration browser.

Improve automatic conversions when applying configurations to different controller types  Steam Controllers will get grip bindings based on the A/X buttons, and PS4 Controller trackpads will get bindings based on the option/share buttons.

Add a Screenshot binding to the Switch Pro controller capture button in the default templates  when applying a configuration from another controller type this binding will also be automatically be added.

Added support for Power-A Fusion Xbox/Playstation 4/Switch Pro fight pads.

Fixed several bugs around action set layer switching


Added playtime tracking for SteamVR workshop items and for SteamVR itself.

Titles that are hidden in the Steam Library will now be hidden in the recently played UI in SteamVR Home.

Changed Desktop tab in SteamVR to prefer input from the physical mouse over virtual input from the laser mouse. To switch from the laser mouse to the physical mouse, move the physical mouse. To switch back to the laser mouse, click in the desktop tab.

Deleting screenshots taken in VR now also deletes the stereo version from the local disk and the cloud. Note that cloud deletion only applies to screenshots uploaded in the future, not existing shared screenshots.


Help > System Information now runs several tests to check for common problems with your Steam Runtime environment. Make sure to include it in your bug reports!

Steam Linux Runtime updated (0.20190927.0):
    Merged i386/ and amd64/ directories for better layout and space savings.
    Disable obsolete SSLv3 in libcurl, fixing a libcurl problem on Arch
    Disable LDAP in libcurl
    Update SDL2

Added support for enabling the Big Picture overlay when using controllers with the desktop client

Fixed a problem where the screen could go to sleep while using a controller

Fixed cases where the on-screen keyboard would steal focus

Fix titles depending on SDL_image not working on distros that use SDL2 2.0.10

Fix GPU crashes and overlay corruption with games that use Vulkan async compute, such as DOOM 2016.

Fix mouse problems with in-game overlay


Update app launch error dialog on MacOS 10.15 to show if error was due to the application being 32-bit only

Games that no longer run on MacOS 10.15 Catalina will show an incompatibility warning.

Steamworks SDK

Improved parsing of localized steam_display strings in SteamFriends()->GetFriendRichPresence()
10/30/2019 23:01:35 CEST

Command and Conquer Generals

what would be the best version of wine to use for it and how best to install?

10/30/2019 22:20:59 CEST

Fatbot Games have announced the first-person steampunk dungeon crawler Vaporum: Lockdown
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/fatbot-games-have-announced-the-first-person-steampunk-dungeon-crawler-vaporum-lockdown.15316
10/30/2019 18:04:50 CEST

A Lot More Intel Tiger Lake / Gen12 Xe Graphics Code Merged To Mesa 19.3
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Gen12-More-For-Mesa-19.3
10/30/2019 18:04:30 CEST

Ubuntu 19.10 Radeon Linux Gaming Performance Plus Linux 5.4 / Mesa 19.3 Benchmarks
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=28434
10/30/2019 18:04:09 CEST

Intel Core i9 9900KS Linux Performance Benchmarks Review
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel-corei9-9900ks&num=1
10/30/2019 15:50:10 CEST

FFXIV 5.1 crashing on launch.
URL: https://imgur.com/g2FJ6N0
10/30/2019 15:43:00 CEST

Day of the Devs Event VIP Ticket for free

I got the Day of the Devs Event VIP Ticket via a humble bundle and I cannot use it. If there is anyone in here wants in then let me know. There should be a Linuxperson at such an event?
10/30/2019 15:32:00 CEST

Meanwhile, On Linux: Alien Blaster
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anVNruGsm9w
10/30/2019 14:51:20 CEST

Alternative to Xbox 360 controller?

I really like the controller and how well it works with most games but I have noticed that if I play for say an hour or so the 3 rightmost fingers on my right hand become numb, this only happens with the xbox controller. So I am considering changing it, is there any other controller that works well on linux and it's also comfortable?

10/30/2019 14:23:26 CEST

Grey Goo Steam Proton Fix

Hi everyone just released my latest Steam Proton tutorial, this time the game is Grey Goo.


Although ProtonDB's latest report suggests using the below in custom launcher options:


I've found that I get better performance if I disable Esync using the following custom launcher option PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 and disable Vsync in the game's video options.

This allows me to play all cinematics and play the game at steady FPS, 120FPS for video and 30FPS for gameplay. I believe the gameplay is capped at 30FPS?

What is everyone else's experience?

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10/30/2019 14:13:31 CEST

Grey Goo Steam Proton Fix

Hi everyone just released my latest Steam Proton tutorial, this time the game is Grey Goo.


Although ProtonDB's latest report suggests using the below in custom launcher options:


I've found that I get better performance if I disable Esync using the following custom launcher option PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 and disable Vsync in the game's video options.

This allows me to play all cinematics and play the game at steady FPS, 120FPS for video and 30FPS for gameplay. I believe the gameplay is capped at 30FPS?

What is everyone else's experience?

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10/30/2019 14:12:49 CEST

Have there been any attempts with the now fully released Modern Warfare (2019)?

During the beta there were 2 threads seeing if it would work in Linux, and a couple of people made a few attempts to no avail as the beta ran in exclusively DX12. As far as I'm aware, the full release isn't hard locked to that API, so I'm just wondering if anyone's made any attempts with the game? I don't really want to buy something not knowing whether it works or not.

10/30/2019 13:51:54 CEST

Why is there so much anti-Nvidia sniping on here?

Every thread has some off hand comment about how "you should just buy AMD" and "Nvidia is a joke" when they have some of the best Linux support, despite it coming from a proprietary non-free driver. I have used hardware from all vendors in the past and I haven't seen a single vendor that has any real issues apart from my personal preferences of wanting a cool and quiet system.

This community seems to have a lot of unadulterated hate for Nvidia and it seems confusing to me.

Do you guys use wireless connections? Are the drivers floss software? I do not see nearly the same level of flack about proprietary wireless drivers and firmware than I do with Nvidia's driver.

10/30/2019 13:36:27 CEST

Building an AMD gaming rig and need some help

Im thinking of buying an RX 590 (or maybe a Vega 56?) gpu and ryzen 5 2600x or ryzen 5 3600. I'm also looking to use 4 different drives with the system.

  1. Which gpu/cpu should I pick
  2. what motherboard could work?
10/30/2019 13:12:04 CEST

Recent issues with Final Fantasy XIV

I started playing Final Fanasy XIV with some friends back in July, with little issue, the game ran smoothly up until earlier this month when I put some new hardware in my PC that had been given to me by a friend. A Ryzen 5 1600x, two 8gb sticks of DDR4 ram at 2666k, an M.2 drive, and a GA-AX370-Gaming K5 motherboard. Initially, I had these issues on my old linux install after putting in all this new hardware, an Antergos one I had done last year. So, with all this new hardware, and especially the M.2 drive, I decided to go for a new install of the OS again, but this time I went with Manjaro on my friend's recommendation due to the option of installing kernels separately from the rest of the updates. I tried playing for a little while on my old install before I was ready to jump into the reinstall process, and got similar errors to these.

If it helps, I also have this log from running it in Lutris. I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for in here, if anything, but I thought anything might help. I haven't seen anything Linux specific for dealing with these errors, all the fixes I'm seeing involve disabling things like Windows 10's Game Mode, or changing settings to things I already have set.

10/30/2019 12:57:58 CEST

Meanwhile, On Linux: Alien Blaster
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci7nLUJqoHk
10/30/2019 12:03:20 CEST

Multi-monitor G-Sync

I was wondering if multi-monitor G-Sync might be possible. I know a window has to cover the entire X screen for G-Sync to work but the X screen doesn't have to be exclusively on the G-Sync monitor i don't think.

For example in kde there is a feature called Video Wall that stretches video players across the entire X screen and that is enough to enable G-Sync even if one monitor doesn't even support it.

My question is if it is possible to just add something to one side of the window instead of stretching it so the X screen is still covered, but all the content is still on one Monitor. If that is possible in games it might prevent the Mouse from being captured properly, but at least when playing with a controller i fell like that would be very useful.

Thank you for your help.

10/30/2019 11:43:24 CEST

Squad w/ Proton 4.11 + DXVK git
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/501575035
10/30/2019 10:59:56 CEST

grandummagus - Twitch
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/grandummagus
10/30/2019 07:29:23 CEST

Steam Halloween Sale 2019 until 1ˢᵗ Nov 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1666821776717777071
10/30/2019 05:17:13 CEST

Steam Beta has fixed steam Remote Play for Linux Clients
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta/announcements/detail/1603772016002337493
10/30/2019 05:06:26 CEST

Wine Staging?

I had some questions about Wine staging and how it will affect wine in the future.

  1. Will all the fixes, additions and features in wine staging eventually be added to regular wine in the future? And if so when will the current wine staging additions be added to wine?
  2. Will all games that work in wine, will they work with the same version in wine staging?
  3. Why is there wine staging?
10/30/2019 01:44:46 CEST

Linux gaming is stuck in a feedback loop

What I've noticed is when a new game is going to be released there is always a question that is asked to the developers "Are you going to support Linux" which usually has a response with "No, we find Linux is too small of a target audience to spend so much developer hours in" or "Our last game we developed sold poorly on Linux".

With the developers response we are left with the question "Why aren't more people buying the games on the Linux platform? Well I find we are stuck in a negative feedback loop.

  1. Developers notice there aren't many users on Linux so they focus on Windows/Mac only.
  2. Users who would use Linux notice there aren't many games on Linux so they stick with Windows/Mac.
  3. Go to step 1 and repeat.
10/30/2019 00:18:21 CEST

Ubuntu 18.04 Gaming (League of Legneds)

I recently installed League of Legends on my PC (Ubuntu 18.04), but when I was on Windows 10 I had like 150 FPS, now I got only ~55 FPS and a lot of FPS Drops, I don't know if I can run Vulkan because I tried installing it but something went wrong?

I installed League via Lutirs for PC that doesn't run Vulkan.
Any help or tips?


10/30/2019 00:08:11 CEST

What do you guys think of fedora

Hey guys what do you think about fedora 30 is it good for gaming/privacy I really like it, its a really well polished distribution but I do t know what are your opinions/experience with it

10/29/2019 22:26:44 CEST

Phoronix Test Suite - best tests?

Hi guys

I can use Phoronix test suite but there are a lot of tests, what are some of the best tests to run - preferably free?

uengine heaven worked ok but when I run CSGO or dirt rally steam pops up and starts launching the game but then phoronix times out and fails..

also thought id mention results, I have (i5-7200U, Intel 620 graphics, 8GB, Ubuntu 19.04) on my laptop, on the uengine heaven test:

using padoka stable with mesa 19.1.2 I got 18.13 FPS

using padoka unstable with mesa 19.3 I got 18.20 FPS

obviously its a demanding test as most games run smooth enough, I was expecting to see more gains though

10/29/2019 22:25:18 CEST

How are the RX 5700 XT drivers doing now (should I buy)?

Hey guys,

I've currently got a GTX 970 that I've been using for probably 4 years now and I now have the budget to splurge on a brand new rig. So I am planning to make the complete move to Linux (had it on my laptop that I used throughout college) and I will probably dual boot Windows if there are any issues that can't be fixed.

So anyway, I've been reading that even though the RX 5700 XT is a fantastic card that the drivers are awful but I can't seem to find many people talking about any recent changes to the drivers specifically on Linux.

I wanted to ask if you guys would suggest that I buy this GPU or if the drivers are still going to give me a lot of problems and I should probably just go with the RTX 2070 super instead?

Various bits of info that might help:

I play Warframe, League of Legends, and a heavily modded Minecraft mostly nowadays. Final Fantasy 14 and World of Warcraft on and off.

My planned distro is either Arch, Manjaro, or Solus. Undecided as of now.

I feel pretty comfortable using the terminal and don't mind a bit of tinkering but I don't want constant crashing, stuttering, and freezing.

10/29/2019 22:09:18 CEST

Bioshock Remastered with Cinematic ReShade on Linux - Proton/DXVK/Reshade - Fedora 31
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOPIIrIWkWc
10/29/2019 21:33:31 CEST

TANGLEWOOD: A puzzle-platforming game for the SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis, in 68000 assembly
URL: https://github.com/BigEvilCorporation/TANGLEWOOD
10/29/2019 21:12:38 CEST

Stutter when moving mouse at 144hz refresh rate

Nearing the end of my wits trying to get my ryzen 3000 build to function properly:

  • Ryzen 3700X
  • Radeon 5700 XT (driving a single 144hz, 1440p display)
  • Arch Linux w/ i3wm

The only problem I seem to be having is that, when I set my display's refresh rate to 144hz, when my mouse polls at 1000hz I am presented with visual stutter.

Plugging in a mouse (like my MX Ergo) that has a capped polling rate allows games and normal operation to run smoothly, but as soon as I plug in something more intensive (Naos 7000, g703, etc.), I am presented with an unmanageable amount of visual stutter.

Additionally, dropping my refresh rate to 60hz or 120hz does not see stutter with a high polling rate on my mouse.

Normally I would assume that this is a problem with a microcode update missing, or a bad BIOS setting, but because the refresh rate of my display matters I am utterly bewildered.

10/29/2019 20:46:53 CEST

Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York trailer shows the basic points of the narrative game
URL: https://www.vg247.com/2019/10/29/vampire-the-masquerade-coteries-of-new-york-trailer-story-driven-content/
10/29/2019 20:39:12 CEST

I created a Fellowship in Final Fantasy XIV called "Penguins of Light" (EU Chaos Datacenter)

FFXIV introduced a new social feature today called "Fellowships".

It's sort of a minimalistic message board for up to 1000 players to band together around a common interest. So I just had to create one specifically for linux gamers and those interested in it. Feel free to join if you're playing on the chaos data center :D

10/29/2019 20:12:58 CEST

Extremely slow download speed in Steam

I've been trying to download a few GB of killing Floor 2 for days now. Currently its chugging at < 1 Mbps speed, day five.

At first I thought this was my internet connection dying. Nope. Fired up torrent - getting 40 Mbps almost instantly.

Then I loaded up Steam on Windows - no issue there, download speed between 10-30 Mbps.

Tried different download locations in Steam - nope, no changes, speed still < 1 Mbps

Can someone explain this?

Using Manjaro KDE, default Steam install

10/29/2019 20:09:38 CEST

EA and Steam Partnership means more Proton games for Linux

This is great news for Linux. I have a ton of games Origin and have been an Access Premium member since launch and while most of the games work fine via Lutris - this is definitely a better solution. A whole host of new games will now be available for Linux. The Access subscription service is also actually quite good for the price.

10/29/2019 19:43:02 CEST

So I've received a new 5700 Pulse and want to use it next to my 1070, what options are there?

Hi folks,

so I have received a 5700 Pulse today which made me happy!

And since I by mistake removed my Linux partition (luckly not $HOME) last week when I had weird RAM issues, I thought why reinstalling it right now if I want to go another route than usual anyway.

So my idea is to have both my still in use 1070 and the new 5700 in my main desktop machine but I'm not certain how it all works out, so what options are there exactly?

I know there's gpu-passthrough, which sounds great to me since I also still play lots of games that are somewhat exclusive to Windows, however, there's the possibility of multiseat too, which basically spawns a second Xserver to run with the second GPU if I'm not mistaken.

However, what works best for me and how do I set it up so I'm having a good time playing my games?

Maybe someone could give me a tip or two and tell how things work or what sub might work best for this kind of setup.

In general I'm a Kubuntu LTS user but since I know that Navi is fairly new, I'd suspect it'd be wiser to install either 19.10 or Solus (not interested in anything Arch related) for that purpose, right?

10/29/2019 19:29:24 CEST

I played a game this morning, and now it doesn't work. Please help!


I installed MX VS ATV ALL OUT this morning, and it didn't work with the deafult 4.11 Proton (it said "running", but nothing appeared on the screen), so I tried with 4.2 proton and it worked fine. I made my player, set the settings, and played for a solid hour. Then I had to uninstall it because of reasons, and I reinstalled it 5 hours later. It didn't work anymore.

I tried with everything. All the protons.
ESYNC and DX11 with %command% , which aborted the game so it didn't even say "running".
I thought maybe I messed up by changing the settings from borderless to fullscreen when I was playing it, so I tried to delete the whole folder with the "pfx" stuff in compatdata inside .steam. I disabled savegame syncing. I hoped to get a "fresh" start. But the same problem persisted. Only "running", and literally nothing else. The program running in the background, and you can only Kill it with task manager.

I don't want to abandon the game. I believe we can work something out. Hell, I even updated my vulkan drivers and mesa stuff. What else can I do?

Please help!

10/29/2019 18:02:21 CEST

AMD Ryzen 3000 has a nasty RNG bug.
URL: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/how-a-months-old-amd-microcode-bug-destroyed-my-weekend/
10/29/2019 17:01:07 CEST

Tool for cpu/gpu

Hi, i just ordered all the components for my new build with AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and AMD Vega 56...

What tool do you advise to check the hardware (after the build to verify all is working) and to manage temperatures and fans work?

Thanks in advance!

10/29/2019 16:56:33 CEST

Let's be honest
URL: https://i.redd.it/nq94itzenhv31.png
10/29/2019 15:14:13 CEST

Super Tux Party Alpha v0.6 released!
URL: https://anti.itch.io/super-tux-party/devlog/107085/alpha-v06-released
10/29/2019 14:10:09 CEST

Life is Strange 2 -- buying now vs. waiting

On the on hand, I've really been looking forward to playing this for quite a while now and I don't mind using Proton; on the other, I'm afraid it won't count as a "Linux buy" and/or cost Feral money if I buy it now(?).

(I really don't get the business idea behind delaying a port until the original is old news, btw -- a lot of potential customers will have moved on by the time it's released, others will have played it via Proton or dual boot.)

10/29/2019 13:44:35 CEST

FFXIV new Launcher not working?

Anyone else having problem with the new launcher for FFXIV? I just get a grey background with "Final Fantasy XIV Online" written on it.

10/29/2019 11:33:09 CEST

Save 67% on Don't Starve MEGA PACK 2019 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12266/Dont_Starve_MEGA_PACK_2019/
10/29/2019 11:11:48 CEST

Save 77% on XCOM® 2 Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/7118/XCOM_2_Collection/
10/29/2019 11:11:26 CEST

Save 10% on Crossroads Inn on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/867290/Crossroads_Inn/
10/29/2019 11:11:06 CEST

Alien Arena: The march toward extinction continues.
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/ArenaFPS/comments/dokghb/alien_arena_the_march_toward_extinction_continues/
10/29/2019 08:48:56 CEST

Nvidia PRIME render offload DXVK vsync does not work

Hi guys, I was just wondering if anyone else has an issue with DXVK when they use the nvidia card in hybrid mode (PRIME render offload) that vsync does not work and this makes screen tearing really bad.... I've tried everything I could think of but no results. Vsync does work in nvidia mode(PRIME mode), however there's random hangs when there is notifications or when I change brightness/volume.

10/29/2019 08:48:42 CEST

Grim Dawn GOG version black screen. Is it really impossible to run it on a HD 4600 iGPU?

I've tried several wine versions with or without CSMT and staging. With or without dxvk (I can see the HUD). Installed all the prerequisites listed on winehq and/or Lutris install script (I'm not using it though). There's no errors except when using dx11, HLSL shader parsing failed. Tried the /d3d9 version too. Changing resolution to 1024x768 without fs. Nothing works!

Searching for this I could only find that I should use UPnPEnable = false, but the problem persists.

Any ideas?

10/29/2019 04:24:37 CEST

What's an easy way to help the development of Wine?

Is it sending in issues? What if I don't really know how to debug things? Is it donations? Or is it trying to find big sponsors like the Blender foundation has recently done? Is it writing installers for Lutris? What if I don't even know how?

What are some easy ways that you guys know of where one could help out Wine for a couple hours a day?

10/29/2019 03:37:28 CEST

Help with Xbox One Controller

I recently got an Xbox One Controller and it works great. However, I can't get it to work over Bluetooth. I have a Dell XPS 13 9343 model, and the Bluetooth appears to work, but I can't get the controller to actually pair with my machine.

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.10, I've tried to disable ertm a couple different ways since I read online this was the solution. I've set the value manually in /sys/module/bluetooth/parameters/disable_ertm and restarted the service, and I've tried adding options bluetooth disable_ertm=1 to /etc/modprobe.d/bluetooth.conf. I've done both of these and rebooted my machine. Nothing seems to work.

Is the Bluetooth device on my machine faulty? Trying to connect manually via bluetoothctl just gives me generic errors of "can't connect" or "failure pairing."

Any advice would be much appreciated

10/29/2019 01:30:50 CEST

Ubuntu 19.10 Is The First Time We've Seen (X)Wayland Gaming Performance Match X.Org
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-19.10-X-Wayland-Gaming
10/29/2019 00:37:40 CEST

One Year of ProtonDB... And Now A New Reporting Flow!
URL: https://www.protondb.com/news/one-year-of-protondb
10/28/2019 23:17:23 CEST

Apple macOS 10.15 vs. Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 19.10 Performance Benchmarks
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=macos1015-win10-ubuntu&num=2
10/28/2019 22:55:51 CEST

Steam Proton do I need Vulkan on NVIDIA?

I am new to Steam Proton and don't understand what I need. I installed the proprietary NVIDIA drivers for my 1050 during Ubuntu 19.10 install (435) but probably have no Vulkan. Do I need to install it separately or is it not necessary for Steam Proton? If it is, do I have to set something after installing vulkan packages to make it work?

10/28/2019 22:36:41 CEST

StarCitizen - Free Flight Week has started

If you wanna try StarCitizen on Linux, now is the time to do so.

Ofcause you mention my nickname @Raw_FoX in your referrer so i get a shiny new ship, once you are addicted and throw .. errm pledge more money on them :)

You need a new prefix with corefonts, dxvk, vcrun2010, d3dcompiler_47, win10.

Then install the game and have fun :)

If you run into problems, feel free to join the StarCitizen Linux Users Group here:


Its the epic caves patch 3.7, the thing slowly gets some shape :)

The game itself can be downloaded here.


Cya in the Verse \m/

10/28/2019 21:43:31 CEST

D9VK 0.30 released
URL: https://github.com/Joshua-Ashton/d9vk/releases/tag/0.30
10/28/2019 18:53:15 CEST

Just 7 more days of the Kickstarter campain for EVERSPACE 2, which will be DRM-free and available for Linux
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rockfishgames/everspace-2
10/28/2019 18:24:31 CEST

Anyone else planning on switching completely to Linux once Stadia launches?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comments/dcaqcj/anyone_else_planning_on_switching_completely_to/
10/28/2019 18:05:51 CEST

Chapter 1 of First Person Horror Game "Dream Well" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://vicimus.itch.io/dream-well
10/28/2019 17:48:17 CEST

2D Action Game "Gunslugs: Rogue Tactics" Now Available on Itch.io
URL: https://orangepixel.itch.io/gunslugs3
10/28/2019 17:44:19 CEST

D9VK 0.30 released
URL: https://github.com/Joshua-Ashton/d9vk/releases/tag/0.30
10/28/2019 17:16:30 CEST

Zink Merged Into Mesa 19.3 For Offering OpenGL Over Vulkan [Phoronix]
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Zink-Merged-Mesa-19.3
10/28/2019 17:03:25 CEST

The color palette between Vulkan, and DirectX

I feel difference between the level of colors between DirectX on Windows, and Vulkan on Linux. It is noticeable with some games. The colors of Vulkan are more darker, but lighter with DirectX. Am I the only one noticing that or Is there someone else agrees with me?

10/28/2019 16:58:03 CEST

Xeno Crisis is out on GOG with Linux support!
10/28/2019 16:43:41 CEST

Adopting the IP rating system for Steam Play game compatibility rating

Linked below is the IP rating system.


Now here is my proposed rating system that adopts the 2-digit rating system of IP rating.

First Digit (Compatibility)

0 - game doesn't run or has severe bug or graphical glitch that prevents a playable experience

1 - game runs but requires downloading of files from the internet or making manual tweaks for Wine

2 - game runs but requires Steam Launch Option or moving, deleting, or renaming of game files

3 - game runs like a native Linux game, just click Play

Second Digit (Performance)

X - data not available

0 - Linux performance is 50% (or lower) of Windows performance

1 - Linux performance is 51 - 75% of Windows performance

2 - Linux performance is 76 - 85% of Windows performance

3 - Linux performance is 86 - 95% of Windows performance

4 - Linux performance is 96 - 100% of Windows performance


DOOM (2016) - SP rating is 34 - it runs out of the box and performance is equal to Windows

Resident Evil 2 Remake - SP rating is 13 - needs Media Foundation fix and performance roughly the same on Linux and Windows

Kingdom Come Deliverance - SP rating is 22 - needs to move certain game files to a different folder

My proposed rating system is not perfect but it's definitely better than the current. I see many giving Resident Evil 2 Remake PLATINUM or GOLD ratings which is misleading.

Suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

10/28/2019 16:14:09 CEST

What do you think about Nvidia RTX in games?

I personally think that rtx is pretty useless because of the extreme restrictions to use it Nvidia rtx graphics card, window 10 and compatible games

10/28/2019 14:06:20 CEST

Performance between Optimus and only using dedicated card? Also how about convenience?

Hey folks!

I'm currently considering buying a gaming notebook to replace my desktop. I'll end up with an NVIDIA GPU (RTX2080).

So I guess I have to decide wheter I use the Optimus tech (switching between Intel GPU and NVIDIA) or only the dedicated GPU (NVIDIA).

A few years ago I found some benchmarks that tested those two modes and the conclusion was that using Optimus will have a performance hit. Using the dedicated card only would yield more performance. Is this still true? I can only find dated benchmarks for this, so things might have changed in the recent time.

Also, I'm most likely not using the laptop often for mobile use, or maybe better said: there won't be much time where I'm not near a power socket. So power usage won't be a big problem for me. Still, AFAIK I have to reboot the system if I want to switch between Optimus and dGPU only. Or can I switch more conveniently?

If I have to reboot, would I need a second Xorg config or is there already a script available to switch between those modes?

I'm keen on hearing answers and getting more information would be nice :)

10/28/2019 13:36:06 CEST

The team behind Repressed is ready for Halloween!
URL: https://i.redd.it/olgmdazcz9v31.gif
10/28/2019 13:27:52 CEST

Lutris and nofshack wine

So I've noticed that EGS (and by proxy BL3 and The Outer Worlds) use a nofshack Lutris build of wine.

Why? It fucks up full screen which fucks with Steam detection of stuff for gamepads via steam Link.

I also saw they were using some WS patch or something at some point.

Anyway what's the reasoning, why do?

I've forced mine over to Lutris 4.15 or 17 or whatever the latest just basic un-extra-workaround version of wine they have and it runs super good Full screen works and I'm getting a few more frames.

I am super interested in what the reasoning is

10/28/2019 11:40:11 CEST

What's your average FPS on LoL ?

I installed LoL with snap, running on an amd fx 8320 @4.0GhZ from time to time a few cores hit 100% & an amd rx 580. My fps hovers around 60 and 100 fps @ any graphical settings and resolution (weird?).

My question are: How many FPS do you get ? How could I squeeze out a few more fps ?


10/28/2019 11:02:04 CEST

UnityModManager path workaround, working on My Time At Portia

Sooo I wanted to add some mods to My Time At Portia game to improve my experience and noticed that all mods require Unity Mod Manager(UMM), well thanks to instructions found here installation part was easy.

However, UMM does not automatically detect path of the steam game which you select so you have to do it manually, UMM is unable to see hidden files and folders, couldn't find info on the net either but what worked for me was making soft link to game from a "visible" directory.
Like this:

ln -s /home/white/.steam/debian-installation/steamapps/common/"My Time At Portia"/ home/white/games/MyTimeAtPortia

After that in UMM I navigated to my games/MyTimeAtPortia directory and selected link as "game's" directory which UMM understood, dragged some mods into UMM, tested them in the game and viola it works!

Leaving this here for anyone who is experiencing path issue with UMM and that the mods are working perfectly for this game.

10/28/2019 09:39:30 CEST

Is that OK to talk GPU performance in Linux vs Windows, AND vs Nvidia and also, drivers?

Hi there, as I'm contemplating to switch to Linux I foraging for info. And I find a LOT of really good info thanks to this community!

However, I fail to find any good reads on Nvidia vs AMD performance and their respective drivers. I'm trying to focus on flagship performance, and on windows amd just doesn't have a market... But :

From what I can gather, Nvidia has up to 20% less performance when comparing to windows on high end systems, even with proprietary drivers. Am I right with this observation? As I can only find a few reports on this.

This means that if I'm willing to shell out 2.5 times the price of a rx5700 for an RTX 2080ti, because it gets overall 40% better performance on Windows, I may not be willing to shell out that kind of money if that performance boost is reduced by more than two.

This is not a gpu choice NOW thread, I would only like to discuss the choice of gpu for a high-end Linux system in general.

While the driver-side of things is obvious, with open Nvidia driver being unfortunately useless for gaming, which brand would you choose performance vs price wise?

10/28/2019 08:01:35 CEST

Visual Novel Collection "Interactive Horror Stories" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1169490/Interactive_Horror_Stories/
10/28/2019 07:16:29 CEST

How do I run a Terraria dedicated server on Manjaro?

I've tried following this guide:


I'm very new to Linux, I'm not at all experienced with Manjaro, but the Terminal doesn't really scare me. I granted permissions to the relevant scripts to run but when I execute them, nothing happens in the Terminal. The server just won't run and there isn't even an error.

A recent guide would also suffice for a response.

10/28/2019 06:16:34 CEST

Keyboard Issues when playing Overwatch

This issue has shown its self the odd time so I was not annoyed by it but today I have been having the issue over and over and sometimes for minutes at a time.

The issue is it seems one of my arrow keys gets "stuck" I will move in one direction until some other key is pressed (not always the same one). Other keys stop functioning and I cannot fire my weapon at all until the issue stops. I am running Pop_OS 19.10 w/ Budgie Desktop and I use a Razer Black Widow Chroma for a keyboard with openrazer installed. The issue can also not be a problem for hours at a time and then be an issue repeatedly.

Has anyone else come across this issue and did you fix it? If so how?

10/28/2019 02:59:35 CEST

A new $1k USD bounty has been set to port the open source MacOSX driver for the Xbox 1 wireless controller adapter to Linux
URL: https://www.bountysource.com/issues/81215868-port-the-dongle-driver-from-osx
10/28/2019 01:33:25 CEST

All My Working Steam Proton Windows Games

Hi everyone, so I've finally installed all the games in my Steam library (not the largest library) and activated Steam Proton on them.

So with the exception of three games, I've got them all to work on Linux, although if you can advise on getting them to work, I would appreciate it.



Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight - Game does not load at all.

Lords of the Fallen - Game does not load at all, error message appears.

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Game installed and loads but audio does not work.


Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Command and Conquer 3: Kanes Wrath

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning


I have tutorials for most of the below on my YouTube channel.


Far Cry 3 Game works but requires custom launcher audio tweaks.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Game works but requires custom launcher audio tweaks.

Age of Empires III: Complete Edition Game works but requires Proton Tricks to install missing fonts.

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 Game requires a host file redirect to avoid long loading times, and anti-aliasing needs to be disabled to fix graphic glitches.

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 Uprising - Game requires a host file redirect to avoid long loading times, and anti-aliasing needs to be disabled to fix graphic glitches.

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Game requires custom launcher options to run smoothly, although opening cinematic does not work, and I recommend using DSfix to fix the internal resolution.

Dark Souls II The opening cinematic does not work, and grass does not render until the character is stood over it.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin - The opening cinematic does not work.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game has graphical issues if HDR is enabled.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Game requires a custom launcher audio tweaks.

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition Game requires multiple ini file edits, antialiasing needs to be disabled, and Xlive dll needs to be copied to System32 folder.

Fallout 4 Game needs custom launcher audio tweaks, ini edits for fix mouse and run in a virtual desktop environment for multiple monitors.

Fallout: New Vegas Game needs ini edits to fix mouse and antialiasing needs to be disabled to fix graphic issues.

Grey Goo Game needs Esync to be disabled otherwise the game plays like a slideshow at 10FPS.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Game needs dlls to be copied from Win64Shared to Win64 and game needs to be run in a virtual desktop to fix mouse turning problem.


With the exception of Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Wars, Lord of the Fallen and Rise of Nations: Extended Edition, all the above games work either out of the box or well on Linux once the tweaks have been applied.


nVidia GTX 1080

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

16GB DDR4 Kingston RAM

1TB Samsung SDD

Kubuntu 19.10



10/28/2019 01:12:16 CEST

All My Working Steam Proton Windows Games

Hi everyone, so I've finally installed all the games in my Steam library (not the largest library) and activated Steam Proton on them.

So with the exception of three games, I've got them all to work on Linux, although if you can advise on getting them to work, I would appreciate it.



Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight - Game does not load at all.

Lords of the Fallen - Game does not load at all, error message appears.

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Game installed and loads but audio does not work.


Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Command and Conquer 3: Kanes Wrath

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning


I have tutorials for most of the below on my YouTube channel.


Far Cry 3 Game works but requires custom launcher audio tweaks.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Game works but requires custom launcher audio tweaks.

Age of Empires III: Complete Edition Game works but requires Proton Tricks to install missing fonts.

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 Game requires a host file redirect to avoid long loading times, and anti-aliasing needs to be disabled to fix graphic glitches.

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 Uprising - Game requires a host file redirect to avoid long loading times, and anti-aliasing needs to be disabled to fix graphic glitches.

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Game requires custom launcher options to run smoothly, although opening cinematic does not work, and I recommend using DSfix to fix the internal resolution.

Dark Souls II The opening cinematic does not work, and grass does not render until the character is stood over it.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin - The opening cinematic does not work.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game has graphical issues if HDR is enabled.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Game requires a custom launcher audio tweaks.

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition Game requires multiple ini file edits, antialiasing needs to be disabled, and Xlive dll needs to be copied to System32 folder.

Fallout 4 Game needs custom launcher audio tweaks, ini edits for fix mouse and run in a virtual desktop environment for multiple monitors.

Fallout: New Vegas Game needs ini edits to fix mouse and antialiasing needs to be disabled to fix graphic issues.

Grey Goo Game needs Esync to be disabled otherwise the game plays like a slideshow at 10FPS.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Game needs dlls to be copied from Win64Shared to Win64 and game needs to be run in a virtual desktop to fix mouse turning problem.


With the exception of Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Wars, Lord of the Fallen and Rise of Nations: Extended Edition, all the above games work either out of the box or well on Linux once the tweaks have been applied.


nVidia GTX 1080

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

16GB DDR4 Kingston RAM

1TB Samsung SDD

Kubuntu 19.10



10/28/2019 01:11:03 CEST

Using the "Go Live" feature on Linux is possible due to a Discord bug... kind of.

This video shows all of the required steps: https://youtu.be/bW3YSJckjzU

First off, this discovery shows two things:

  1. Linux users can use the Go Live feature now, but with some unfortunate requirements listed below and in the video's description.
  2. The Discord team obviously has absolutely no care in the world for its Linux audience. It almost seems as if they're putting extra work into making sure we don't get these new features.

But, of course, you aren't here to see me rant about Discord, you're here to access that juicy VC streaming feature. Here are the necessary steps:

  1. Get the direct link to the voice channel you want to stream in. The link will be "http://discordapp.com/channels//". You must be in developer mode to be able to copy the server/channel IDs, which are long strings of numbers.
  2. Post the link somewhere, then click on it. You will be brought to the VC, but you will be greeted with an infinite loading screen.
  3. Click on the VC (yes, even though you're already in the VC). The loading screen will disappear.
  4. Start streaming! The screen record button can be found at the bottom of the screen now.
  5. IMPORTANT: Nobody else will be able to view your stream unless they also visit the VC by clicking the direct link to the VC!

And boom, voice chat streaming on Linux Discord. Let me know if you run into any problems!

Linux forever! :sparkles:

10/27/2019 22:32:27 CEST

Linux native Overwatch alternatives

The whole HK thing has left me with a bit of bad taste in my mouth, so instead of putting all the effort into tweaking Overwatch for performance, I'd love it if there was another game like it, but native to the Linux platform.

I know of TF2, and yes, I know overwatch is based on TF2, and not the other way around.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. And besides, it'd be great to put the resources saved, running Linux instead of windows, to use on something other than windows compatibility.

10/27/2019 21:46:41 CEST

Can i play Steam games installed on Windows with Steam on Ubuntu?

Hi guys.

I have all my Steam games installed in a hdd separately from the ssd where Windows is, and i was wondering if i can use those same files to play those same games but in ubuntu using proton for example, without having to download the whole game.

Ubuntu is in a ssd separately from the hdd too.


10/27/2019 21:03:21 CEST

Game servers to run on a Raspberry Pi analog

I have an Orange Pi Zero (1.2 GHz Allwinner H2+ processor, 512 Mb RAM, Armbian Bionic), that I want to run a server for a game, so I and my brother can play together via 2 (Windows) PCs connected to the same LAN as the Orange Pi. But I don't know any games that I can actually run that way. Any recommendations?

And yes, I can totally run a server on one of the PCs, but where's the fun in that?

10/27/2019 20:44:03 CEST

Odds and ends, the Linux and gaming Sunday Section
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/odds-and-ends-the-linux-and-gaming-sunday-section.15287
10/27/2019 19:55:12 CEST

Path of exile 3.8.2 on linux zero shutter
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9xjERNz49g&t=347s
10/27/2019 19:49:47 CEST

DXVK 1.4.4 released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4.4
10/27/2019 19:05:27 CEST

DXVK 1.4.4 released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4.4
10/27/2019 19:05:08 CEST

dolordota is streaming Dota 2 on DLive!
URL: https://dlive.tv/dolordota?ref=dolordota
10/27/2019 18:41:48 CEST

Broken graphics on Rise of the Tomb Raider

I've tried both native and proton versions, the problem occurs on both of them. The game looks like this:


My hardware:

i3 3250

R7 260x with AMDGPU


Gentoo with kernel 5.2.3

Anyone had any idea how to solve this?

10/27/2019 18:21:51 CEST

Google wants Stadia to have exclusive games other platforms can't support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/google-want-stadia-to-have-exclusive-games-other-platforms-cant-support.15278
10/27/2019 16:51:32 CEST

Enabling G-Sync on FreeSync monitor doesn't work

Enabled "Allow G-Sync on a monitor not validated as G-Sync compatible" in "X Server Display Configuration", enabled in "OpenGl Settings".

Doesn't work. Green G-Sync indicator is being displayed in games, however screentering is still present in all games that had it before, which disappears only if I turn on VSync.

Is there anything else to do or is it an incompatibility with the monitor?

Monitor I have is LG 29UM68

10/27/2019 15:57:23 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for October 27, 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!

10/27/2019 14:33:14 CEST

Monster Hunter World performance with Proton (4.11-7)?

My specs, first of all: - Intel i5-6500 (Governor set to Performance) - AMD RX 480 8GB - Manjaro Linux w/ KDE Plasma (Kernel 4.19) - Game is running on a Samsung 860 EVO SSD - Game is running at 1080p - Mesa-git with Valve's ACO driver - Tried running the game with esync disabled, no difference

I'm aware of all the layers that games have to go through when running under Proton/WINE, however generally I get parity or better performance under Proton. Yakuza Kiwami 2 was the only exception, where I get slightly worse performance, until now.

Monster Hunter World runs horribly for me. At a mix of medium/high setting I'll get about 50fps inconsistently, especially during the opening cutscenes. Meanwhile I've seen a handful reports of people on similar GPU hardware getting better performance on these settings (much closer to 60fps). I have to cap the game at 30fps to get it consistently playable, but it's not a nice experience at all.

I've tried turning off the volumetric settings, disabling vsync (Plasma has vsync anyway), moving down to FXAA or even turning AA off entirely. I've tried to set the varying resolution, but I can't get a decent 60fps.

For those of you who play MHW on Linux, do you have any performance optimisation tips? Any custom WINE patches to fix performance like what was once needed for RE4?


10/27/2019 12:28:53 CEST

Eight Dragons, A retro styled BeatEmUp now available on Linux!
URL: https://www.indiedb.com/games/eight-dragons/news/eight-dragons-early-access-update-5-its-a-big-one
10/27/2019 11:48:30 CEST

Installed gallium 9 standalone via protontricks, now game won't boot?

So this post here

Says they got gallium 9 working merely by doing that. Ok, I'm using Vega 56, Valve's ACO mesa (which I believe shouldn't matter much), installed wine-staging from wine repo, installed the latest version of winetricks, and installed protontricks. After that I ran protontricks --gui, chose Tropico 4, and installed gallium 9 via "Install component"

The game (Tropico 4) now doesn't launch, I don't even see anything beyond Steam saying "launching" and nothing. I'm not entirely sure what's wrong and whether I'm supposed to do anything else. I tried running winecfg and I don't see any staging tab in which I can enable Gallium 9?

Protontricks did say I'm using 64bit wine prefix, and I may have to use 32bit wine prefix, but how am I supposed to make sure the game's prefix is 32bit? Isn't it managed by Steam?

10/27/2019 11:44:08 CEST

RetroArch 1.8 released
URL: https://www.libretro.com/index.php/retroarch-1-8-0-released/
10/27/2019 08:14:53 CEST

What are programming needs in the Linux Gaming community?

I'm really interested in helping out the state of Linux gaming, particularly after getting some more games working this weekend.

I've been interested in helping dev efforts in a while, but curious if there are any low hanging fruits as far as simple things that could either ideally be created to help abstract or simplify things, help technically, or contribution(I totally get WINE, dxvk, etc can always use contributions).

10/27/2019 06:50:15 CEST

Modern Warfare

Has anyone gotten the new Call of Duty to work?

10/27/2019 06:20:39 CEST

Modern Warfare

Has anyone gotten the new Call of Duty working?

10/27/2019 06:10:07 CEST

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Linux Vulkan testing on Radeon RX 580 8GB

About a week ago, I started testing the Linux Vulkan beta of Shadow of Mordor. On Radeon RX 550 4GB, Vulkan is about 12% faster than OpenGL at 1080p with HIGH preset.


Now, here are my results summary for Radeon RX 580 8GB. Resolution is 1080p and CPU is Core i7 7700 3.6 GHz (Turbo disabled).

ULTRA preset: Vulkan - 93 FPS average OpenGL - 70 FPS average Improvement - about 32%

HIGH preset: Vulkan - 132 FPS average OpenGL - 86 FPS average Improvement - about 50%

It seems that Vulkan's improvement reduces as you go to more GPU-bound scenario.

I hope others with GeForce GTX 1060, Radeon RX 580, or similar GPU could share their test results.

I will post a YouTube video probably next week. Since the game's built-in benchmark logs frame time data, I can make detailed performance results.

10/27/2019 03:53:57 CEST

(Ubuntu 19.10) 1440p 144Hz monitor with Freesync enabled "flickers" the brightness level whenever I move my mouse.

Currently using Oibaf ppa and 5.4 kernel, the issue still persisted on 5.3 and Mesa 19.2 (padoka). Swapping GPUs from an EX 480 to an RX 5700 XT didn't solve the issue. This only appears to happen when Freesync is enabled.

Has anyone else come across this issue? If it matters, I used GNOME and MATE w/ Xorg.

EDIT: Another thing I noticed is my monitor detecting 48 to 56Hz refresh rate (idle on the desktop), instead of the 144Hz. Something to do with the Freesync range?

10/27/2019 02:29:37 CEST

How much gaming can the iGPU Vega 10 handle?


i am planning to buy a new laptop (e.g. Thinkpad E595) with a Ryzen7 3700U. On the laptop I will definitely install Linux and sometimes I like to play some games. I would like to know if the following games are technically playable with the integrated GPU (Vega 10) ?

Tower of Time, Northgard, The Long Dark, Everspace, Portal 2, This War of Mine, XCOM Enemy Unknown, Civ Beyond Earth and Surviving Mars.

Suggestions for other casual gamer compatible business notebooks (< 1200$) with a AMD Ryzen CPU are welcome.

10/26/2019 22:16:25 CEST

Tutorial on Installing The Outer Worlds On Linux

Hi everyone, just produced a new video on installing The Outer Worlds on Linux.


This method fixes the problem with the opening cinematic not playing.

In terms of performance, I noticed a fair bit of frame dropping, especially when entering new areas, not sure if this is because of the overhead or the game engine.

For reference my specs are as below:

nVidia GTX 1080

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

16GB DDR4 Kingston RAM

1TB Samsung SSD

What's everyone else's experience with the game so far?


10/26/2019 22:06:49 CEST

GTA5 Mods

Is there a way to run GTA5 mods on Linux?

10/26/2019 21:50:33 CEST

DXVK 1.4.3 | The Outer Worlds
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n6MU_ct7BU&feature=youtu.be
10/26/2019 21:47:16 CEST

Made this game in 48 hours - Should I continue development and should I port to linux?
URL: https://youtu.be/KZXwbL3z7s8
10/26/2019 21:45:37 CEST

Tutorial For Installing And Running The Outer Worlds On Linux

Hi everyone, just produced a new video on installing The Outer Worlds on Linux.


This method fixes the problem with the opening cinematic not playing.

In terms of performance, I noticed a fair bit of frame dropping, especially when entering new areas, not sure if this is because of the overhead or the game engine.

For reference my specs are as below:

nVidia GTX 1080

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

16GB DDR4 Kingston RAM

1TB Samsung SSD

What's everyone else's experience with the game so far?


10/26/2019 21:26:16 CEST

League of Legends Low FPS

I am running LOL through Lutris and expriencing low(relatively) fps. It sits around 100, but with many minions and players can easily dip into the 40s. I was expecting 200-300FPS as per my pc.

CPU: i5-7400


RAM: 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz(dual channel)

10/26/2019 21:21:37 CEST

Devour all humans in the gruesome preview of CARRION
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/devour-all-humans-in-the-gruesome-preview-of-carrion.15286
10/26/2019 20:04:05 CEST

Valve Adds RADV "Secure Compile" Support For Pre-Caching Game Shaders
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=RADV-Secure-Compile
10/26/2019 20:03:53 CEST

Outer Worlds - What do you think the likelihood is of an eventual linux release?

A few things at play. Historically, Obsidian's been very reliable on this front, and this along with the quality of their releases has always gotten my attention. Similar with Paradox. I don't feel like I even have to think about it: Obsidian release? I can play it, it's probably good, I'll probably buy it.

A lot of people talk about MS's "change of heart" or something, about embracing linux more and turning around their old methods and perspective. To me it just seems like optics.

With the exclusivity thing happening with Outer Worlds, Steam happening what, a year later? After it was already being made for Steam, I believe? (correct if wrong) That's so artificial, reeks of the same old familiar MS.

We'll see when it releases for Steam, but I think if there's no linux version, it will be a break in Obsidian tradition and a clear marker that word came from above, "we don't want you to do a linux release."

10/26/2019 19:36:51 CEST

Need help getting underrail demo to run.

I've been planning to pick up underrail and it's dlc sometime soon and I wanted to see if I could get the game running. I've looked and it seems to play nice with wine as long as you turn off auto save but I wanted to test out the demo anyway. I installed dotnet40 and xna4 and it gets to the main menu before crashing. I attempted to try and find any errors with no real luck. So I wanted to see if anyone would be willing to try and reproduce the error. I used the Underrail Alpha 0.4.1 Demo installer from indiedb if anyone wants to try and help.

10/26/2019 18:17:28 CEST

Video guide for passing through one dedicated gpu?

I want to use my Nvidia gpu for VM and Intel one for Linux when I need to. But I'm scared since I've never done such a thing. Some dude keeps telling me to read the arch wiki but I have a problem reading wikies in general. I more prefer a video guide.

10/26/2019 17:23:14 CEST

DPMS inhibited while Steam is running; workaround?

About two years ago, I had an issue with my displays blanking while playing with a controller (no mouse or keyboard input to signal activity), so I disabled DPMS.

I would still like to have my displays automatically blank / suspend / standby / turn off when idle, so I decided to re-enable DPMS recently. I couldn't get it working, but then I figured out that it was working exactly as intended, but the Steam client inhibits it when running, even if it's just running in the background with no game running.

I found this open issue; I'm not the only one.

Additionally, if I issue xset dpms force off while Steam is running, the displays will only blank (black screen with backlight on) instead of actually turn off.

Does anyone know of a workaround for this? I almost always have Steam running in the background; the automatic updates are very useful for keeping my games up to date over my slow internet connection while idle.

10/26/2019 16:15:18 CEST

How can I get the most out of my laptop gaming wise?

Do games run as well on linux as windows and can I play alan wake and quantum break on it? Or should i just dual boot games?

10/26/2019 15:51:12 CEST

Fatal Error Q.U.B.E 2 Lutris (Epic game launcher)

hey there, im getting a problem on the QUBE 2 startup. i follow all the Lutris tutorial for Vulkan and install the Epic Store, but when im launching the game inside the Epic Launcher it pop-up an windows with a Fatal Error...I don't know what kind of error is that, sorry, btw i attach a screenshot with the error. i know that the possibility to work is low, but i want to try it.

Thank you in advance for your help.


Ubuntu 18.04, 8GB RAM, i5 3gen, Intel Ivybridge Mobile

10/26/2019 15:01:06 CEST

Athenaeum v1.2.0 is out!
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Athenaeum/comments/dhkgew/athenaeum_v120_is_out/
10/26/2019 14:01:25 CEST

[Lutris] Battlefield V doesn't start

I bought a new PC, Ryzen 5 3600x and Sapphire RX 5700 XT

CS:GO and DotA 2 work.

I use the "Origin" installer in Lutris, I can download BF V but when I try to launch the game nothing happens.

P.S Distro = Arch Linux

10/26/2019 12:18:22 CEST

How to play "Planescape: Torment" on Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan
URL: https://blog.bitsandbobs.net/blog/planescape-torment-on-ubuntu-eoan/
10/26/2019 12:16:12 CEST

Spacebase StarTopia will also be released on Linux!

Spacebase StarTopia is the spiritual sequel (or reboot) of the original game (StarTopia) released in 2001 by Mucky Foot Productions (not existing anymore), and it's a strategic, managerial, economic simulator set in space.

Good thing is that it will be released (Q3 2020) on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Windows AND Steam OS + Linux.

I am so fucking excited, StarTopia is one of my favourite games of all time, i played it so many times i can't count them on my hands. Everyone was asking for a sequel, and finally Kalypso took it and made it! I hope they don't mess with it.

10/26/2019 09:02:50 CEST

how to strangle this?

i use this comand to run the game
using fish shell
"env DXVK_HUD=fps WINEESYNC=1 WINEDEBUG=-all DXVK_LOG_LEVEL=none WINE_FORCE_LARGE_ADDRESS_AWARE=1 gamemoderun wine-tkg game_here.exe"
but i want to use strangle to set the game to 30 fps how do i do that

10/26/2019 03:37:18 CEST

Need some help. What is the best Wine version to use with Radeon 7850 (GCN1) for World of Warcraft Classic?

I get a steady 60FPS in Windows with low settings.

Same settings on Wine/CSMS nets 30ish, and it's choppy

Will one one of the other versions like Proton/DXVK/Gallium/vulkan provide better FPS?

Tried Manjaro/w latest testing build.

10/26/2019 03:28:02 CEST

Mount &amp; Blade II Bannerlord question

Hey folks, I applied for a key months ago, and have since converted over to Linux. And today I got a key. Figures... (I used it, so nope you can't have. :)

I know about its official status for Linux right now, but I was wondering if anyone has gotten it to work on Linux yet? I doubt I'll find success here, and I can still plug in my old Windows drive sitting beside my computer I guess...

I'm using Manjaro and Steam/Proton. The game starts, and everything seems to work until I enter a game, then it just closes to desktop.

If anyone can offer any advice, thanks in advance!

10/26/2019 02:40:58 CEST

Need help getting The Outer Worlds Running properly in wine

The game runs, the UI and the start-screen look wonderful. The problem is when I get into the game. The mp4 cut cutscene don't play, I'm ok with that but seems to be something wrong with the lighting/shaders. If someone with more experiences that can tell me what this I would appreciate it.

OS: Ubuntu 19.04

Wine: lutris-4.16-x86_64

Card: AMD/ATI] Tahiti PRO [Radeon HD 7950/8950 OEM / R9 280]

Device: AMD TAHITI (DRM 2.50.0, 5.0.0-32-generic, LLVM 8.0.0) (0x679a)

OpenGL renderer string: AMD TAHITI (DRM 2.50.0, 5.0.0-32-generic, LLVM 8.0.0)

Weird lighting

Shaders from the ice I think?

10/26/2019 00:38:15 CEST

Quest Hunter: Halloween madness has began on Steam
URL: https://media.giphy.com/media/QuzQ48j3nYvqphzRSC/giphy.gif
10/25/2019 22:48:30 CEST

The Outer Worlds + [ WINE STAGING 4.18 ] + [ FSYNC ] + [ DXVK 1.4.3 ] Manjaro Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpb87ulJEXY
10/25/2019 22:20:27 CEST

Exception when launching Space Engineers server


I was hoping to see if someone would be able to shed any light on an exception which I am currently getting. I've followed the instructions here to set up Wine and allow it to run a Space engineers dedicated server. Everything seems to have worked and I've managed to install Steam as well as the dedicated server correctly. However whenever I try and launch the server I get an un-handled exception.

I've uploaded the stacktrace here: https://pastebin.com/VeCaSkEH.

If anyone would be able to provide any advice that would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance!

10/25/2019 21:21:15 CEST

Boosting the Real Time Performance of Gnome Shell 3.34 in Ubuntu 19.10
URL: https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/boosting-the-real-time-performance-of-gnome-shell-3-34-in-ubuntu-19-10/13095?u=vanvugt
10/25/2019 21:19:34 CEST

The Kingdom franchise supports Linux and is on sale
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/kingdom/?snr=1_4_4__43_1
10/25/2019 19:56:42 CEST

Do you have a favorite distribution that plays well with Wine+Lutris?

I enjoy Ubuntu only because its the first one I tried, I can make it look almost identical to MacOS, and it actually worked with my WiFi card (Realtek) fairly painlessly. Im sure others can still do this.

I want to possibly switch it up if theres a more intuitive and functional option available. Im a fan of security and privacy, but not really at the cost of functionality. I also enjoy programming and writing WoW addons is a new hobby for me.

I like the way MacOS looks and behaves. I like being in control of my OS and staying far away from Windows vibes. The fact that Ubuntu is in league with Microsoft concerns me. Im a huge fan of terminal, but still gaining experience there. Im a big geek for this type of stuff.

What is your favorite flavor of Linux that can do the same? Do you think your favorite distribution outperforms Ubuntu, and does it support things with less error?

10/25/2019 19:17:08 CEST

Our text-driven traveling adventure from The Witcher creators is now on Linux, so we got together with GamingOnLinux to celebrate with a -33% launch deal
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/sweet-text-driven-travelling-adventure-wanderlust-travel-stories-arrives-on-linux-we-have-a-discount-for-you.15281
10/25/2019 18:52:05 CEST

Which Skyrim Special Edition mod list is best to do on Linux?

I have no idea.

10/25/2019 18:18:03 CEST

Any performance tips for Dark Souls III? Dark Souls Remastered runs great, but this one doesn't

Hey everyone,

I'm currently trying to run Dark Souls III via Steam/Proton. I've completed Dark Souls Remastered and Dark Souls II SotFS on maximum settings without any issues, but this game seems to bring my computer to its knees.

These are my specs:

  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • 16GB RAM
  • Proton 4.11-7
  • GPU driver: AMD mesa-aco-git 19.3.0

The game doesn't start at all without the mesa-aco drivers being installed. There is heavy stuttering in the game, but only occasionally, every few seconds. Especially when entering a new area, for example. With all settings on off or low, the game is almost playable.

Is my PC simply too weak, despite being able to run Dark Souls Remastered effortlessly? And ideas? Thanks.

10/25/2019 17:18:27 CEST

Apply to be a beta tester for an indie JRPG in Linux - Victim Cache: The RPG
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1115970/Victim_Cache_the_RPG__An_80s_JRPG_Parody/
10/25/2019 16:57:50 CEST

Can I use windows steam game library in Pop!_OS?

Hello everyone,

Just as the title says, Can I use my windows steam folder in pop os? I currently have an SSD for a boot drive and an HDD for games and storage. I decided to make the switch from Windows 10 to Pop!_OS 18.04 and I haven't touched my storage drive. Can I just use the installs and the game files that are on the HDD, that were installed using windows or do I have to erase everything (mostly game installs from steam) on that drive and start over?


10/25/2019 16:19:33 CEST

GNOME is raising funds to fight a patent troll and invalidate their patent
URL: https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-files-defense-against-patent-troll/
10/25/2019 15:57:34 CEST

[Guide] For anyone wanting to know, YES, it is possible to play surviving mars if you only have it on the Epic Games Launcher

Before starting with the instructions, i want to make a few points clear:

  • This guide is based from my own experience, so it is possible that the game might/might not work if your system configuration is different.
  • I used Pop!_OS 19.10 to do the entire procedure.
  • You will need to have Lutris installed in your system (I did it from the Pop!_shop, the package manager for Pop_Os).
  • To avoid long sentences, i will write EGSL whenever i want to refer to the Epic Games Store launcher.

Here are the steps that I followed to make the game work:

  1. Install the EGSL through the Lutris client app and say YES to everything that Lutris wants to update/install.
  2. Open the EGSL through Lutris (right click > Play).
  3. Wait until it opens and log-in with you Epic account (don't close Lutris at any moment).
  4. Go to your library and install the game with the default location that Epic offers (I unmarked "Automatic updates" and "Create a desktop shortcut").
  5. Wait until the game is installed (in my case I installed it in one sitting).
  6. Start the game trough the EGSL.

And that's it! It should start without any problems, but if you have something to ask, don't hesitate to do so ^^

10/25/2019 14:47:50 CEST

Where is better to run Skyrim Special Edition? Lutris or Proton?

Not sure if wanting to mod it changes anything?

10/25/2019 14:31:37 CEST

COD:MW Release?

COD:MW is now available to play, beta version didn't work on Linux but I heard that the official release might work did anyone check it yet? I would but the download is 115gb

10/25/2019 14:25:29 CEST

Playing Steven Universe Save the Light on WINE but some elements are invisible?

Kind of a long shot, but could someone try to help me? Everything plays fine but some 3D elements like a ship in the beginning or warp points are completely invisible. Anyone know if it can be fixed?

10/25/2019 13:10:27 CEST

Save 70% on Railway Empire on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/503940/Railway_Empire/
10/25/2019 12:46:18 CEST

Save 40% on Rise of Industry on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/671440/Rise_of_Industry/
10/25/2019 12:45:58 CEST

Save 30% on Tropico 6 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/492720/Tropico_6/
10/25/2019 12:45:44 CEST

Must have Oblivion mods?

I'm not planning to heavy mod it.

10/25/2019 12:42:52 CEST

Valve finally splitting soundtracks from games(?)

I've long, long waited for that to happen. So far, soundtracks are (were) just like any other dlc, you'd have to install the whole game just to listen to the soundtrack. It's not confirmed but it seems that it's finally going to change, as I now have "Half-Life 2: Episode Two Soundtrack" as a separate entry in my library and a new filter option "soundtrack" appeared in the pull-down menu. The play interface doesn't seem to work yet, so it might be some early experiment accidentally gone public.


10/25/2019 12:15:09 CEST

Dying Light has a Left 4 Dead crossover event happening right now
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/dying-light-has-a-left-4-dead-crossover-event-happening-right-now.15274
10/25/2019 09:35:59 CEST

World of Tanks with the new mandatory gamecenter

Ran great before Monday via Lutris. Monday they retired the old launcher and the new gamecenter became mandatory. The gamecenter fonts are all funky and I can't click play. Tried to install via Playonlinux, the launcher fonts are good and readable with an active play button but the launcher crashes after about 10s.

Anyone got this to work yet? How?

10/25/2019 05:00:14 CEST

Has anybody tried The Outer Worlds yet?


10/25/2019 04:44:21 CEST

Does using OBS with NVENC cause FPS performance loss in game (or is it supposed to)

I've taken a several month break from streaming but I seem to remember that playing demanding games and streaming with NVENC had virtually zero performance impact, maybe 2-3%.

That was a couple OBS and Nvidia driver updates ago, and now just as an example when I open OBS Rocket League goes from 115 fps to 102 fps, just by opening OBS and drops to 88 fps when recording with NVENC. This is with a 960 and on Linux so it shouldn't be using the CUDA cores like the new NVENC on Windows does, right?

I just don't seem to remember the performance impact being so high. Maybe I just remember wrong?

10/25/2019 02:59:12 CEST

How long before we can play The Outer Worlds on Linux?
10/25/2019 02:53:48 CEST

How goes the progress of fsync kernel patches?

Those patches were discussed in August, but I haven't seen any updates since then in the kernel mailing list. I.e. the last discussion I found is this one.

So is anything moving forward, or the progress is stalled?

10/25/2019 02:07:02 CEST

Mesa 19.2.2 has been released
URL: https://www.mesa3d.org/relnotes/19.2.2.html
10/24/2019 23:57:52 CEST

Warframe Blurred


I freshly installed warframe on my arch via lutris in wine and i have a problem. When i'm loging into a warframe my whole screen expect of informations like Health bar menu etc.

Second think. After re-launch of the game, warframe shows me message that directX9 support has ended.

10/24/2019 23:08:52 CEST

Carnage3D: a GTA1 reimplementation is moving fast, already implemented basic car driving!
URL: https://github.com/codenamecpp/carnage3d#controls
10/24/2019 22:55:57 CEST

Intel Icelake "Gen11" Graphics Are A Huge Upgrade Over Gen9 With Good Linux Support
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel-gen9-gen11-clear&num=1
10/24/2019 21:20:50 CEST

Dota Underlords :: The Big Update
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/underlords/announcements
10/24/2019 21:20:33 CEST

[Request] Open Source Language Learning App to Compete With Rosetta Stone/Duolingo/Lingodeer?

All of the apps I've mentioned above are paid/buggy/missing tons of content. Are there any great language learning games out there that are open sourced?

Language learning games seem like the best way to crowd develop a super successful app, and I've actually looked into starting one myself a number of times but I would ideally want to just contribute instead. Does anyone know of such projects, even if small, that ideally run on Linux?


10/24/2019 21:08:19 CEST


I have a linux computer, and wont to play pc games and I am will to pay full price for the games I wont but don't know how to get pc games running on linux?

10/24/2019 19:45:03 CEST

I try to run Minecraft 1.8.9, but it crashes and gives me this error. 1.14.4 works fine
URL: https://i.redd.it/u1ywsazbwiu31.png
10/24/2019 19:22:09 CEST

Crusader Kings III confirmed for Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/we-have-it-confirmed-that-crusader-kings-iii-will-be-releasing-for-linux.15270
10/24/2019 18:42:31 CEST

CS:GO only using 40-50% of my GPU, CPU usage sits at 10-15%,

CPU: AMD 2700x GPU: RX 480 Storage: NVMe SSD Samsung 960 PRO M.2 Mesa version: 19.1.7 Kernel version: 5.3 OS: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed DE: KDE

Recently I've been trying to figure out why my CSGO runs so bad, it averages around 200fps on most maps on mostly low settings, but my main problem is the FPS dips, every couple seconds it drops down by about 50 fps and then shoots up again, it's really distracting and throws off my aim, because it makes the entire game stutter for a couple seconds. I don't have this problem in any other game.

So I looked at the CPU and GPU usage, they're no where near being fully utilized. The GPU usage is usually 40% and CPU is at 10%.

So if anyone can tell me how to make my GPU and CPU run at their full power I would really appreciate it.

I have a 240Hz monitor so I would really love any help with this. Thank you!

10/24/2019 17:37:12 CEST

[Music Video] A homage to Linux Gaming in 2019
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMhFqaU_Mi8
10/24/2019 17:00:34 CEST

Prodeus Early Access release moved to Feb 2020, two more enemy types added
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prodeus/prodeus/posts/2608918
10/24/2019 16:43:38 CEST

Cross-Post : Fedora 30 - Win10 - GPU passthrough
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/VFIO/comments/dmh38s/fedora_30_win10_gpu_passthrough/
10/24/2019 16:23:57 CEST

[Benchmark] Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor - Native /w Vulkan and OpenGL vs Proton /w DXVK and additional Proton /w WineD3D because it is very weird (and worse).
URL: https://youtu.be/_uZD5yBwMzk
10/24/2019 15:39:35 CEST

Does Lutris support vk3d (dx12) yet? I can't find the settings to turn it on anywhere

Using the latest packages on Manjaro

10/24/2019 15:10:28 CEST

Valve's SteamOS Compositor Has Begun Seeing Some Activity Recently
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=SteamOS-Compositor-2019
10/24/2019 14:19:33 CEST

AI War 2 available on GOG Connect
URL: https://www.gog.com/news/release_ai_war_2
10/24/2019 13:05:57 CEST

Save 10% on Abandon Ship on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/551860/Abandon_Ship/
10/24/2019 12:59:23 CEST

Mesa 19.1.8 Released To End Out The Series
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-19.1.8-Released
10/24/2019 12:32:46 CEST

RADV Lands More Fixes + Performance Improvements Into Mesa 19.3
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=RADV-More-For-Mesa-19.3
10/24/2019 12:32:21 CEST



I'm trying to launch Chernobylite on linux. It's a UE4 based game using dx11 and dx12 APIs. I'm using Lutris and modified settings from known UE games (warframe). I think I'm close to launching it successfully.

Actually I'm stuck at black screen after "Cherobylite" splash.

Game crashes after 120sec with an error: Error: GameThread timed out waiting for RenderThread after 120.00 secs

Would appreciate for some ideas.

My current settings:

wine ver: tkg-protonified-4.6





mesa_glthread: 'true'

disabled lutris runtime

dxvk: true

dxvk_version: 1.4.3

esync disabled

wine dll:

xaudio2_7 (native, embedded)

10/24/2019 12:29:13 CEST

How do you view GPU usage?

I wanted to see if my GPU is being fully utilized, I have an RX 480, using KDE and running on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. Thanks for any help!

10/24/2019 04:20:57 CEST

should i get amd or nvidia graphics card? does nvidia driver on linux still suck?

I'm a full time linux user/gamer and I'll probably get a graphics card but I'm not sure if i should get an amd card or an nvidia card also can you suggest me a graphic card that performs about the same as gtx 970? i heard that nvidia drivers on Linux are just a pain in the ass is it true? but how about amd drivers?

10/24/2019 04:07:22 CEST

Anyone Able to play C&amp;C Generals Online Through Lutris?

Lutris doesn't have a default install script for Generals through Origin. I used the Origin script and the game would launch. When I copy the file for GenTool the game either wont launch or no GenTool stuff shows.

Anyone gotten this working?

10/24/2019 03:26:11 CEST

Which arcade stick to get for Linux?

I've read/watched some "mainstream" reviews, but I'd like a Linux perspective.

Specifically, I'm looking at the Mayflash F300/F500 Elite on the one hand and the Hori RAP series (4 Kai, V Kai, N), though I'm open to anything that's available via Amazon Germany's Prime. Use-cases are Steam (native & Proton) and various emulators. Fighting games (Skullgirls looks fun and is native, Ultra SF4), brawlers, platformers, classic arcade stuff ...

Linux compatibility: The Hori RAP 4 Kai and N are native PS4, the V Kai is native Xbox. Do I care? All things being equal, I'm leaning towards a PS4 model, simply because the Xbox model seems to be the red-haired stepchild of the Hori line-up -- it isn't even sold in Japan. But whatever works better, of course. The Mayflash models are advertised as "universal".

Firmware: These seem to get firmware updates now and then, if one has an unofficial way to flash it under Linux and/or its flasher is at least known to run in WINE, even a basic Windows VM, if need be, that'd be a plus.

10/24/2019 00:22:42 CEST

Tutorial - Age of Empires III (Steam Proton) And Proton Tricks Font Fix

Hi everyone, with the release of Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition around the corner I thought I would start playing Age of Empires III again, so I've uploaded a video on how I resolved the missing fonts problem after entering the CD key.

Check it out below:


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10/24/2019 00:17:31 CEST

CSGO not using discrete graphics!!

Hello, I am a using a laptop which has a hybrid graphics of Intel HD 5500 & AMD Radeon R5 M330. Ubuntu automatically installed amd drivers & I have tried all sorts of things to play CSGO using the amd card...But it's not using the amd card anyway!! I used the DRI_PRIME commands & like getting drivers from a PPA like Paulo-miguel-dias etc. But still it's not using the amd card...I am dual booting with Windows & boy I'm sure from the laptop's temperature the amd card is not being used surely!! Can anyone help me?

10/24/2019 00:00:55 CEST

AMD joins the Blender Foundation Development Fund
URL: https://twitter.com/blender_org/status/1187019907768242176
10/23/2019 23:41:58 CEST

If tony stark went with windows to operate his technology!
URL: https://v.redd.it/nqi8vrubbau31
10/23/2019 22:59:04 CEST

How is it the responses to over clocking in the ubuntu/linux community are so piss poor?

Seriously, google it. they all say use the bios. in some cases even advise not to use overclocking. Which is joke intel and AMD both have windows software OC. which makes tons of sense because unlocked Laptops CPUs are totally a thing and that generally doesn't work with out software as OEM mobile bios usually lack features for unlock multipliers.

10/23/2019 21:05:58 CEST

I want to pass FREETYPE_PROPERTIES="truetype:interpreter-version=35" to Steam Proton, and get better font scaling under Wine, how can I do that?

So basically setting that option in steam NosTale parameters doesn't affect it at all, and if I try under Arch steam-native game does not run. I don't know how to pass this option to get it working at all.

Any ideas?

10/23/2019 21:04:35 CEST

Our puzzle platformer Ghostory is having a 2-year anniversary. Giveaway of 20 keys!

Hey guys! A pixelart puzzle platformer Ghostory that I created along with my 2 friends is now 2 years out! It began as a student project, but we continued to put work into it (we even won an award!) and we all sincerely hope you'll enjoy it. To celebrate, let's have a small giveaway! To enter, simply comment what is your favorite linux game right now. I'll pick 20 people at random in around 24 hours. Good luck :)

Any feedback / reviews / gameplay videos are greatly appreciated, we check everything!
Also, here's our Twitter and Web, in case somebody's interested :)

10/23/2019 21:02:38 CEST

Sky Racket is a brilliant and colourful mix of a shoot 'em up and a block breaker, out now
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/sky-racket-is-a-brilliant-and-colourful-mix-of-a-shoot-em-up-and-a-block-breaker-out-now.15264
10/23/2019 20:30:20 CEST

Developed a game in Linux, the good the bad and the ugly

Hello i developed a 3d puzzle game almost exclusively in linux called Subcube (availabe on steam now), and i would like to share some points from my experience and recommendations. Have in mind the game developed painfully during my free time after day job and sundays, so time was a scarce resource during subcube development.

I used debian and manjaro later in development., and the first thing I recommend is not changing distros during development, there are few diferrences that actually matter as a game dev and it doesn't worth the hassle. However as a game dev you probably want to avoid debian stable, as you will need cutting edge software.

I am a rather weird case since I opted to use node-webkit as a framework in order the game to be as a cross platform as possible. This is a choice I would not recommend now, and will explain later.

The good side:

-Terminal can save the day. Want to manipulate a var name in multiple files? done in one liner. I even did bulk svg files editing through terminal commands. It is those little command line tools, that make linux shine. I guess windows powershell can also do this, but linux terminal command names and logic feels better designed.

-If you don't want to buy (or catch a virus through warez) adobe illustrator, there is inkscape, which works better in linux. I don't know why but windows version of inkscape takes 1 minute to load, and menus are laggy, maybe the windows gtk port is responsible for this?

-This is important: minimal window managers like dwm, can save a lot of time in an unintended way. They are non invasive, no notifications, bells and other distractions that destroy the rare moments of deep working.

-/usr/bin beats c:\program files\blablabla.

-Zynaddsubfx+JACK, works like a charm on linux and it is amazing.

The bad side:

-Node webkit cannot perform antialiasing on linux. In some cases it works, and in some cases does not. This forces me to write an antialliasing shader for linux build.

-A very handy gui for steam build tools, works only in windows.

-Why is it so difficult jack and pulseaudio to coexist?

-The freedom to tweak system and software costs valuable time. You should discipline yourself to "if it works don't fix it".

the ugly side -> Node Webkit

-If you don't know node webkit (nw.js) is a framework for writing desktop apps using web technologies. It can lure you because who doesn't want his games to run both browser and desktop. During the middle of development you will discover that little things are almost impossible (how about controlling the cursor through joypad). It might be a good choice for other apps, but not for games. Use a game engine.

For solo developing a game like subcube, linux is good enough. Now i know that recommending solely linux for a more ambitious project is not responsible yet, because you will need commercial software (especially artistic software) that might not be availabe at linux, or supported as well in linux as in windows. Also have in mind that you will encounter little details that break portability between Operating Systems, and the vast majority of gamers use windows.


10/23/2019 20:25:22 CEST

New Crusader Kings 2 update has a feature that does not support Linux


This is utterly ridiculous. This is a natively supported game. And they're introducing a feature that does not support the OS. This doesn't bode well for Crusader Kings III, which this feature is supposed to be promoting.

10/23/2019 18:18:49 CEST

The Open Source roguelike/sandbox game RogueBox Adventures is looking for testers!
URL: https://themightyglider.itch.io/roguebox-adventures/devlog/105625/v300beta1-lets-find-bugs
10/23/2019 16:44:42 CEST

Solus or Manjaro for gaming?

I manage to narrow down my search for a distro to these two distros. I like them both equally although I am leaning towards Solus more.

10/23/2019 16:02:48 CEST

Stadia and Desktop Linux

I realize Stadia is a platform built on top of a modified linux kernel / Vulkan and not "Linux" as Linux desktop consumers use it but does having already made a game for Stadia make it easier to port it to desktop Linux?

For example lets say someone makes a game on PlayStation which is modified FreeBSD and a proprietary API designed to work with PlayStation, porting to desktop Linux should if I am thinking correctly be more difficult than taking a game made for Stadia and porting to desktop Linux?

How much crossover does choose your hardware/software setup of desktop Linux /w Vulkan have with Google's propitiatory Stadia platform?

10/23/2019 16:01:55 CEST

Question regards some titles and other stuff

So i've been using linux for quite some time and i'm pretty used to it, but still holding a full switch because of some things, so here are my questions: games from respawn like Titanfall 2 and Apex are functional in linux? And what about the games in epic store, do they behave well? I know that still exists some problems with anti cheats especially regarding origin games, but still i think it's good to know if at least there's any attempt to solve it.

10/23/2019 15:32:43 CEST

Are you sure about that, my friend?
URL: https://i.redd.it/odsmo3xy59u31.jpg
10/23/2019 10:37:56 CEST

What is the scariest game on Linux?

What is the scariest game on Linux? Why did it scare you (no spoilers)?

10/23/2019 10:27:33 CEST

Save 60% on Northgard: The Viking Age Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12024/Northgard_The_Viking_Age_Edition/
10/23/2019 09:52:17 CEST

Save 50% on The Long Dark on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/305620/The_Long_Dark/
10/23/2019 09:52:09 CEST

Save 40% on Pathway on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/546430/Pathway/
10/23/2019 09:51:54 CEST

Save 75% on Evoland Legendary Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1020470/Evoland_Legendary_Edition/
10/23/2019 09:51:33 CEST

Exclusive Linux gamer for a year, consistent performance problems


about a year ago I completely switched to Linux for gaming. Valve and Lutris helped quite a bit, and with a little foresight and patience most games work after a while.

However, I am regularly frustrated about performance. I am rarely playing current generation games, and even for older games I have significant performance problems.

My rig: - Ryzen 1700X - NVidia 1080 - Manjaro current (Mesa, NVidia drivers always updated) - 1080p gaming

A few examples (I have more):

I want to play a little Skyrim. After a few tweaks, it works, but the framerate can be atrocious at times. For it to hit 60 most of the time I need to set it to medium details and reduce the draw distance for objects and persons. Framerate tanks in cities, down to barely 30.

Sims 4 is really not a graphics demanding game. However, I am constantly below 60 FPS. I can get above 60 with the lowest details the game offers.

Dishonored is from 2015, where the 1080 was future hardware. Sometimes, the framerate goes down to 30, while the game is not spectacular looking in any way.

Elder Scrolls online barely ever hits 60, and when it does, it's by virtue of the lowest details possible, where it looks like a PS2 era game.

Watch_Dogs - oh man. It came out 2014, and when idly looking at a wall it goes up to 80, 85. In the city, barely 60, and when driving fast it's even worse.

Borderlands 2 is a native title, and I find the performance much worse than I remember it from Windows, often dipping below 60 FPS.

Now, my question is: With the performance hits between Windows and Linux between 5 and 20% (what I read so far), are those problems plaguing the games under Windows as well? Do I need a better anything, CPU, Memory with higher clock, AMD graphics card?

For a performance oriented (rather than graphical fidelity) gamer, are these problems I have to live with? What's your experience with the games mentioned? Can you advise?

10/23/2019 09:50:00 CEST

New EnMasse Launcher Crashes in Wine (TERA Online)

Not really sure where else to post/ask about this.

During start up, it pops up the following error: "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime error!

Program: c:\user...


  • not enough space for thread data"

Wine version 4.18-staging (though I've tried 4.18-devel, 4.16-staging, and some older 3.x staging versions with no change). Both with and without VC2010/VC2013 native and built-in. Windows version 7/8.1/10 made no difference (didn't think it would).

Wine output below:

$ wine launcher.exe 000b:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Wine Staging 4.18 is a testing version containing experimental patches. 000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on winehq.org. 000f:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 000d:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 0012:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 0014:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 001b:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 001f:fixme:plugplay:build_report_descriptor Clamping joystick to 6 axis 001f:fixme:plugplay:pnp_manager_device_pnp Unhandled PnP request 0x7. 0025:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 002b:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x17dfefc (nil)): stub 0037:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 0037:fixme:wininet:get_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform 0037:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 0029:fixme:mountmgr:query_property Faking StorageDeviceProperty data 0009:fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation 0x110000 0 0x32aa9c 4 stub 0009:fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 stub 0009:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 0009:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 0009:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({d2d578d9-2936-45b6-a09f-30e32715f42d}, 0x100c1b10, 0x12be8d90, 0x12cbcc10) stub. 0009:fixme:nls:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 00000038, 0x32ad3c, (nil) 0x32ad40 0009:fixme:nls:get_dummy_preferred_ui_language (0x38 0x32ad3c (nil) 0x32ad40) returning a dummy value (current locale) 0009:fixme:nls:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 00000038, 0x32ad3c, 0x26ffc80 0x32ad40 0009:fixme:nls:get_dummy_preferred_ui_language (0x38 0x32ad3c 0x26ffc80 0x32ad40) returning a dummy value (current locale) 0009:fixme:winsock:WSALookupServiceBeginW (0x32ab60 0x00000ff0 0x32ab9c) Stub! [1022/220902:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(153)] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 122 0009:fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x32ace0, overlapped 0x2700bd0): stub 003e:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x480fb7c (nil)): stub 0009:fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationW (hwnd=0x10066, filter=0x32acb4,flags=0x00000000) returns a fake device notification handle! 0009:fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationW (hwnd=0x10066, filter=0x32acb4,flags=0x00000000) returns a fake device notification handle! 0042:fixme:ntdll:EtwRegisterTraceGuidsW (0x100cd550, 0x12cc1e78, {3dada31d-19ef-4dc1-b345-037927193422}, 1, 0x12be8dd0, (null), (null), 0x12cc1e90): stub 0042:fixme:ntdll:EtwRegisterTraceGuidsW register trace class {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 004e:fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation 0x110000 0 0x32aa9c 4 stub 004e:fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 stub 004e:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 004e:fixme:wininet:get_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform 004e:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 004e:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({d2d578d9-2936-45b6-a09f-30e32715f42d}, 0x100c1b10, 0x12be8d90, 0x12cbcc10) stub. 004e:fixme:ntdll:EtwRegisterTraceGuidsW (0x100cd550, 0x12cc1e78, {3dada31d-19ef-4dc1-b345-037927193422}, 1, 0x12be8dd0, (null), (null), 0x12cc1e90): stub 004e:fixme:ntdll:EtwRegisterTraceGuidsW register trace class {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 004e:fixme:gdi:GdiInitializeLanguagePack stub 0054:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x33bfefc (nil)): stub 0009:fixme:advapi:OpenEventLogW ((null),L"System") stub 0009:fixme:advapi:ReadEventLogA (0xcafe4242,0x00000009,0x00000000,0x5a74ae0,0x00010000,0x32e8b0,0x32e8ac) stub 0009:fixme:advapi:CloseEventLog (0xcafe4242) stub 0009:err:heap:HEAP_GetPtr Invalid heap (nil)! 0009:err:heap:HEAP_GetPtr Invalid heap (nil)! 0009:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x32cd18 (nil)): stub Terminated

Coincides with the HEAP_GetPtr error.

They disabled their older 2.x launcher today and forced everyone to their new one, so I can't use that one in the meantime (not entirely true, but they also disabled 2.x's ability to patch the game).

Is there any way around this? As a temporary work-around, I was trying to get it the new launcher working in VirtualBox, but it doesn't apepar to play well with VBox's shared folders stuff so it doesn't scan/update the install.

10/23/2019 05:25:49 CEST

Anyone have a unofficial xbox 360 wired controller?

I have one official microsoft xbox 360 wired controller and I love it. Never dies since it is wired, comfortable and durable. I searched online since I wanted to buy another one and the official Microsoft ones are so expensive since they are not being made anymore.

I did see many on amazon that are unofficial, but my two concerns are the quality and how they will work in Linux. The official xbox 360 wired controller is reconized as "Microsoft X-Box 360 pad" and it works out of the box. I would buy a unofficial wired controller if it is reconized as a "Microsoft X-Box 360 pad" in Linux and is not cheap, were the buttons will not stick, wear out and the joysticks are not stiff or are 4 way/8 way.

10/23/2019 05:06:51 CEST

Can't Game on Linux

so I've made a couple of pst here. A few people tried to help me but nothing seemed to work. I'm not even running a Windows game. CS: Go and other game open on my second monitor, which is low resolution. i selected my good monitor to be my primary monitor. Okay, I know i've tried putting it on windows mode and move it to the main screen but graphics seem to get a bit messed up since when i want to click on something i need to put my mouse about an inch above the icon i want to press in order for it to register. when i Alt Tab the game becomes even worse. screen gets all chopped up. i have to force close it. and once is already " closed" i can still see CS: go like picture and can't get rid of it. even if i click on something else it doesn't bring it up. i close steam and well still there. i took a screenshot. screenshot is bad but seeing it from outside the screen is worse.

steam is already close and cs:go but somehow that happens. gets my computer all laggy as well. and i know that m computer is decent to run new games.

10/23/2019 04:18:19 CEST

Question about switchable gpu's behaviour on linux

I'm not sure this is the right place but its about linux and gaming aswell for here it goes. I've amd laptop, and for two years it worked fine until recent windows/drivers from amd making some games ignoring my laptop dedicated gpu and only using the intregrated and no choice to choose (radeon settings crimson...) it picks integrated and nothing else and self resets to power saver, not all games, a few of them when most seem to automaticaly choose dedicated. But this only happened on weeks ago.......

so now my question is if on linux the amd "mesa" drivers also do this, letting the game only picking the weaker integrated cpu instead of the dedicated gpu, or if on linux it chooses for games always the dedicated (forced way or not). Or if in linux there is way to force to use dedicated gpu only !!

before anyone mention, BIOS has no option for gpu, its a very limited and super basic, barely offers "booting option and such".....

If on linux there is a way of making dedicated gpu for everything i'm thinking of making a kubuntu light laptop machine.

Any tip or trick or workaround is welcome :)

10/23/2019 03:02:42 CEST

Is there a working 3DO emulator for Linux?
10/23/2019 02:49:35 CEST

Issues running a game in PlayonMac

I am having problems with an online game like swtor. I install the game with parallels desktop because it was more simple and it worked, however, It was taking too much time loading different scenarios and when a lot of online players were at one place the game got slower that was hard to keep playing.

I gave it a try using wine with PlayonMac because is more simple and I don't have a lot of experience with wine. The game runs better than in parallel and it doesn't lag, However I found these issues: On the loading screen, I cannot type my username and I have to keep pressing the right click to make it work, then I am having issues while playing with the mouse and moving the camera around (sometimes it doesn't move or it respond a few seconds later), and then the moving keys WASD sometimes don't work (I change the wine version to 3.10 and is working now) but I don't think that is the issue since now after changing the wine version pressing abilities like 1234 or clicking them, they don't respond right away.

I think the issue is involved with overrides and I know which one could work, right now I have installed crypt32, and d3d9 because I saw a post using them on swtor and the game is the same concept. In graphics I enable all the options that are: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows, allow the window manager to decorate the windows, allow the window manager to control the windows and Emulate a virtual desktop.

If any expert on wine could guide to find a solution to my problem, I will appreciate it. Thanks. Btw the game is Saint seiya online https://la.cdz.ongame.net/

10/23/2019 00:50:20 CEST

Is it better to install steam into Lutris, or have the standalone Linux client?

As the title suggests, I was just thinking about it earlier. I've currently got the two separated, but I recently started importing my steam games to run everything from one unified launcher, and I'm starting to wonder why I didn't just install steam through Lutris.

For games I've installed through the steam client, lets say Squad for example, I noticed there's a Steam version on Lutris.net with DXVK enabled. Is it possible to add that installer despite having a separate steam client? Or do I need to add steam to Lutris for that to work?

10/23/2019 00:45:40 CEST

Need help with RaceRoom, it don't work with Wine

Some months ago I asked in this community for this game. When you try to execute this game with Wine/Proton, after installing, it shows a popup with an error:Can't connect to server. Error code: 17995 Internet Explorer 8 or later required


More info in Proton's github

Today, A Raceroom developer tells me on discord that the game uses CEF (Chromium Embedded) for browsing. I leave it here in case anyone has an idea.

10/23/2019 00:27:55 CEST

New Colossus &amp; Bayonetta in my Kingdom Come wineprefix

I downloaded and install Kingdom Come: Deliverance (50GB) and while doing some configurations in Wine config I noticed in the applications tab the following executables:

  • bayonetta.exe
  • new_colossus_x64vk.exe

I looked them up and they are both newer games.... Did I somehow get demos of these games with my download?

10/23/2019 00:25:05 CEST

Mouse input problems in TF2 (or other source games) on wayland?

Wondering if there are any other TF2 players here using wayland that have this issue. After switching from i3 to sway, I get an issue every so often where mouse clicks will not register with the game (ie, I suddenly realise the weapon isn't firing). At the same time, moving the mouse will not change your view if m1 is held down. This is fixed by opening and closing the menu with escape, but is pretty annoying to suddenly realise in the middle of action.

I'm not sure what exactly I'm doing that causes this to happen sometimes, but I'm wondering if it's got something to do how the game handles overlay windows like the menu (maybe some invisible overlay gets spawned that captures mouse input?) I tried disabling the steam HUD overlay and that didn't solve the problem.

10/23/2019 00:19:39 CEST

We need Roblox on Linux
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/roblox/comments/dktu7e/lets_make_this_happen/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
10/23/2019 00:12:31 CEST

[Help] Install League of Legends Ubuntu 19.10

Hi. Anyone know how to install lol on Ubuntu 19.10 or any recommended guide?

I tried on Mint but the game ran with low fps.


10/22/2019 23:03:17 CEST

I made a PKGBUILD for vkBasalt (Help Needed)
pkgdesc="Contrast Adaptive Sharpening Vulkan Post Processing Layer"

build() {
    cd "$pkgname"

package() {
    cd "$pkgname"
    make install

This is what I have cooked up so far but the dependencies don't really work because they don't install when not found in your system.

If someone could point me in the right direction or just take it fix it and submit to AUR that would be great.

10/22/2019 22:24:08 CEST

Linux ARM Games

Since the Nintendo Switch got a port of Ubuntu I wanted to know what games can be played on an ARM based Ubuntu version. Anything good and cool? Any recommendation of games that could be played on it will be much appreciated!

10/22/2019 22:17:29 CEST

Three weeks now solely on Linux. All games in showing in Lutris work 100% with the exception of Fallout 4 which refuses to work in full screen.
URL: https://i.redd.it/7bprjmvch5u31.png
10/22/2019 22:16:02 CEST

I updated to Pop os 19.10 (basically ubuntu 19.10 with a fancy dress) and my g920 doesn't work normally anymore in any game

My g920 originally didn't work with the latest version of usb modeswitch so I had to use an older version (that was the case before 19.10), now for some reason the wheel in any game is super stiff to turn, also it has a weird "dead zone" before the in-game steering wheel starts turning and for some reason the RSB button cause my system volume to lower every time I press the button. WTF is wrong with it and how can I fix it?

I tried using the latest usb modeswitch version but as usual the games wouldn't even detect the wheel. I have run out of ideas. (I tried reconfiguring the wheel in-game but that made no difference whatsoever.)

10/22/2019 21:47:40 CEST

Building the ULTIMATE Minecraft Server
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4uIvK8Y7t8
10/22/2019 21:17:01 CEST

Ark linux not working,it crashes when i open it. I am using win version
10/22/2019 19:10:47 CEST

My games are unplayable

Distro - Pop!_OS 19.10

I'm using two monitor, I've gotten used to it since i can easily move things around. every time i open CS: GO it always opens in my second monitor which is low quality i use that screen for video or do other things while i play game in my main screen. i know i can move the game with hotkeys or shortcuts, but this is where my problem comes. whenever i move the game to my main screen, the game doesn't fill the screen, can't get to my settings because is cut off. i have to force quit it. i open it again and i have the same problem. it opens in the second monitor and try doing the same thing and same results. I've restarted my computer and all nothing helped, i even went as fast as re-installing the OS reinstalled the game thinking that might fix my problem but it didn't. I figured tat problem might be just with CS: GO so i tried TF 2, well this game opens in my main monitor but whenever i alt + tab it messes the game screen. i end up getting the same problem like i was getting with CS:Go. the screen gets cut off and i can't do anything. i tried GTA V and i also get the same problem. dos anyone have this problem or a fix for it. In Windows 10 it doesn't give me that problem. i really like my distro and I've come to terms that i can't play Call of duty and other of my games in here but i was fine that i was at least able a few of them. but it seems like with this problem I'm not gonna be able to play any games at all.

graphics driver version 435.21

main screen is asus running 1920 x 1080 143.98


10/22/2019 19:09:29 CEST

The Elder Scrolls Online performance questions.

Hi ! I hope you are having a nice day.

Well I've read in ProtonDB people reporting even better fps than in Windows (disabling Esync). I want to hear from your personal experience if this is true or not for you.

And the other thing bugging my mind is if you see any performance difference after the new update, I know it isn't suppose to be a big improvement if any at all but I want to know your opinions.

Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences and information !

10/22/2019 19:06:46 CEST

Point and Click Game "Demons Never Lie" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1138410/Demons_Never_Lie/
10/22/2019 18:51:15 CEST

RTS Game "AI War 2" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/ai_war_2
10/22/2019 18:43:06 CEST

lilium-voyager: an engine replacement for Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force Holomatch (multiplayer) [playable]
URL: https://github.com/zturtleman/lilium-voyager
10/22/2019 18:07:10 CEST

Distro question - Why not a Mesa selector?

Some distros like Manjaro have a built-in GUI to select which Linux kernel to run.

How come we don't have something like that for Mesa?

10/22/2019 15:35:03 CEST

Humble Store is doing a Female Protagonist Sale, great discounts in Linux games.
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/15256
10/22/2019 15:26:20 CEST

Half-life 2 lauching with sound but no video - only black popup window

I am playing (trying to) with lutris, on wine lutris-lol 4.17

I get those logs:

86_64/bin/wine /home/loup/Games/Half.Life.2/hl2.exe

[1022/143843:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(126)] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 122

the game worked fine yesterday, but since i modified the launching options a bit and i can't find were i fucked up...

any kind soul ? i'm new to linux and I'd really like to be able to play freely without the need for a windows partition !

10/22/2019 14:45:12 CEST

Star Citizen is trying to download the whole game again

I am currently trying to run Star Citizen with Proton-4.15-GE-4. I already installed Star Citizen under Windows 10. So I'd just like to run this version via Proton.

Launcher works fine so far, but the Launcher wants to download the whole game again when I run it. And when I want to change the game folder in the launcher it simply shows my Windows drive - where Star Citizen and this very launcher are installed on - as empty.

Any way to fix it and make it recognize the existing installation of the game?

10/22/2019 12:40:55 CEST

Uplay/Origin on Game Hub

How can I run my Uplay & Origin games on Linux through Game Hub ? I found an old post that said something about "Wine-staging" but I do not know what that is. Anyone can help ?

10/22/2019 12:06:27 CEST

Fallout 4 + F4SE

Anyone get F4SE working on linux? Fallout 4 wont start with it, just endless black screen. I'm on Manjaro 18.1 KDE.

10/22/2019 11:47:02 CEST

Installation failed on MSI GS65 and on Gigabyte Aero 15 on Ubuntu 19.10

I've tried with no success installing the new Ubuntu 19.10 on both machines and sometimes install fails or succeeds and then after booting, it will shutdown with an errror like snd_hda_codec_hdmi out of range.

Has anyone tried to install successfully?

10/22/2019 10:09:44 CEST

[Phoronix] Ubuntu 19.10 Doesn't Ship With AMD Navi / Radeon RX 5700 Support Working, But Easy To Enable
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-19.10-Radeon-RX-5700
10/22/2019 09:36:54 CEST

Assassin's Creed Origins stone circles crash

I installed assassins creed origins using lutris and it ran surprisingly well until I got to the stone circle portion of the early game and then it crashed on me. Has anyone else experienced a similar problem and found away around it?

10/22/2019 07:24:50 CEST

Would love a little help and direction!

Hello all, Im pretty brand new to all this. I have a hackintosh that dual boots Windows 10 for gaming, but Id like to ditch that for Linux. The main games I play on Windows is Fallout 4, 3, New Vegas, Skyrim, DOOM 2016, and thats really about it!

This is my build:

Intel i7-4790k ASUS ROG Z97 mobo 32GB DDR3 RAM Sapphire AMD RX 580 8GB GPU

Today I installed Ubuntu 18.04.3, installed Steam, and installed the latest AMD driver, and enabled Steam Play for Proton 4.11-7

After downloading Fallout 4, it opens to the launch menu, where you set the graphics settings. Once I click to launch though, a black square comes up (the game going to full screen) and immediately crashes. Does anyone know what else I might need to install or what Ive done wrong? Ive followed the tips for installing WineTricks but that didnt help either. I used GLMark2 to confirm that my GPU is in-fact working...

If my sole purpose is to use this to play Steam games and nothing else, would it be better and easier to set up if I used SteamOS instead?

Thank you for the help!!

10/22/2019 06:13:01 CEST

Cave Story+'s Curse Broken Achievement is fixed nearly a decade after release
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/200900/discussions/0/1639792569842976767/
10/22/2019 05:55:23 CEST

Dark Souls 3

Just replaced Windows with Ubuntu, got my Xbox controller set up, and booted up Dark Souls 3 for the first time. Everything works! Just noticed a little bit of lag during certain parts. Are there any other resources I need to download besides enabling Proton? I pretty much only use Steam for gaming, but I want to make sure everything runs as good as possible. For reference, I have an RX 580, Ryzen 5 2400g, and 16gb DDR4 ram.

10/22/2019 03:32:39 CEST

SDLPAL: reimplementation of the classic chinese-language RPG "Xiān jiàn Qí Xiá Zhuàn" [playable]
URL: https://github.com/sdlpal/sdlpal
10/22/2019 03:00:38 CEST

Random Input

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, Wine 4.0.2, and for some reason, when I play any game - right now I'm trying Grand Theft Auto III - it's as though there is constant input from the forward and left (or in my case A and W keys)causing the character to go left diagonally. I've unplugged my keyboard to test if this input was coming from the keyboard, and it seems like it's not.

I'm not sure what would be causing this because Wine is complicated and I'm just a humble web developer.

Does anyone have any experience with issues like this?

10/22/2019 01:13:52 CEST

netris - a multiplayer tetris clone you can play over SSH
URL: https://git.sr.ht/~tslocum/netris
10/21/2019 22:10:16 CEST

atar-axis/xpadneo: Advanced Linux Driver for Xbox One Wireless Controller (shipped with Xbox One S)
URL: https://github.com/atar-axis/xpadneo
10/21/2019 20:38:50 CEST

How is the Steam controller for 3rd person games?

It seems like the Steam controller is either loved or hated by gamers, but Im interested in it because of its native Steam and Linux support. I mostly play single player, 3rd person games (Dark Souls, Fallout, etc), so how has your experience been with games like these?

10/21/2019 20:32:50 CEST

2D Action Platformer "The Volcano" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1047840/The_Volcano/
10/21/2019 20:09:12 CEST

Introducing Steam Remote Play Together
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/3032537193879549687
10/21/2019 19:36:37 CEST

Steam Remote Play Together Beta Released with Linux support.
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/3032537193879549687
10/21/2019 19:17:56 CEST

What is involved with porting DLC to Linux?

I was bummed that the Commander Lilith DLC for Borderlands 2 still isn't available in the Steam store (but all the other DLC is there). It got me wondering, does anyone know what exactly is involved with porting DLC?

10/21/2019 18:52:08 CEST

How the hell do I use the Logitech G29?

The information is so confusing and all over the place. I am trying to use Pygame to write a game, but there seems to be no way to send force feedback information. how do i even begin?

10/21/2019 17:57:25 CEST

Is it safe modding Skyrim on Linux?

I just want Inigo and a stable game.

10/21/2019 17:13:29 CEST

Can we appreciate this underrated project?

Flightlessmango is a modified version of DXVK. What's so cool about it? Well, when you press F2, it generates a log file that can be uploaded to its web to generate cool benchmarks.

10/21/2019 16:27:06 CEST

Mesa PPA / Kisak as alternative to Padoka PPA

I have used the Padoka Stable PPA so far. However, updating to Mesa 19.2 is a long time coming. Probably Paulo Dias currently has little or no time for it.

However, there is now an alternative. Kisak is currently developing a PPA which will be updated after the release of Mesa 19.3 to the respective point releases:

-> https://launchpad.net/~kisak/+archive/ubuntu/kisak-mesa

This PPA is starting with RADV/ACO support and will be transitioning to the latest point release of mesa and LLVM similar to Padoka's Stable PPA.

mesa - Will be transitioning to point releases after 19.3.0

I'll definitely be watching it closely.

10/21/2019 15:46:49 CEST

Making the switch to Linux(Deepin).

Hi everyone,

I have been a long time lurker in this /r and have tried a few times making a switch to Linux (Ubuntu, OpenSuse) without success. Last time I installed Linux on my PC I somehow damaged my Ubuntu system and only ended up with a terminal screen after some updates and trying to find a new desktop environment (did not like the default Ubuntu one). I don't know what I did wrong but I didn't want to do it again at the time so I just reinstalled windows.

Now I am Tired of Windows and with Proton being a thing (90%) of my games are on Steam and the main games I play are on this platform. So I thought there wouldn't be a better time to make the switch permanently. Last time, Fortnite Save the world was making me have doubts about staying on Linux but with the terrible progress of fixing the game and lack of content I have lost hope on this game.

I use my system mostly for gaming, and YouTube. I know at the moment Windows is still king when it comes to game compatibility but this does not matter to me. I have no intentions to dual boot at the moment but who knows if some good game comes up at a later point in time. I nice GUI is very important to me and whatever Deepin is using looks beautiful.

I am not a beginner when it comes to fixing issues. I have no problem doing research to an issue i am having. I'd consider myself an advanced Windows user, although I don't think this carries over to Linux with based off my previous experience trying to make the switch to Linux.

Now with all that out of the way, I have been looking at some distro's and the one that looks really promising to me is Deepin. I have already downloaded Deepin but before I install I wanted to ask for some tips/info. I was wondering if anyone could give some opinions if this would be a nice replacement to Windows 10. Maybe a good resource page when it comes to learning the ins and outs of Linux. Also how is the compatibility with my system and how the compatible is with Deepin and gaming.

Thank you in advance,


PS, my system specs are below

AMD Ryzen 3600

Gigabye Aorus Elite

Nvidia RTX 2060

16 GB DDR4 3200 RAM

1x350GB SSD


2x 1.5TB SATA 6.0 HDD

10/21/2019 15:04:09 CEST

Is anyone else using Arch for gaming?

I just installed Arch yesterday and im playing csgo on it, and the fps are higher than on Windows or Linux mint, which are the other 2 OS i have tried csgo on, same with the rest of games on my Steam library, so Im getting the impression that Arch is really good distro for gaming, i recommend It.

10/21/2019 13:19:06 CEST

PGA 2019 - we were there with our game and it was a blast!

Last weekend, October 18-20, we participated in Poznan Game Arena, the biggest video game trade fair in both Poland and central Europe! We presented our latest game, Repressed, saw lots of people enjoying it and received great feedback!

Repressed is available on Steam and Linux friendly!


10/21/2019 13:16:42 CEST

Best Gaming Distro Ubuntu flavor!

Hi I wanted to know which distro has the most updated nvidia drivers to be a Ubuntu know.
Since I tried Pop OS (19.04) and I just haven't adapted to it.

By the way the graphics card is an Nvidia 780 ti (Asus)

Thank you very much!

10/21/2019 13:15:13 CEST

Ikey doherty, the creator of solus linux, is now making games !
URL: https://lispysnake.com/blog/2019/10/20/enter-the-miniature-dragon/
10/21/2019 09:42:29 CEST

Let's not forget about Cyberpunk 2077 petiton on GoG

With GoG now beeing owned by CD Project Red (The developers of CP2077) and the launch coming up, let's try to push the petition for linux availability on the GoG site


they might not make a linux native client, but they sure as hell could work together with the codewavers to make it work as smooth as witcher3 under wine/lutris or make it a proton supported title in steam

10/21/2019 09:24:54 CEST

Jazz² Resurrection v0.6.1 released (open-source reimplementation of Jazz Jackrabbit 2)
URL: https://github.com/deathkiller/jazz2/releases/tag/0.6.1
10/21/2019 09:12:06 CEST

Valve needs to update their debian package.

Found myself in library hell when some libs was missing for some reason and caused Steam and any running game to freeze. it was libnm-glib4:i386 and libnm-util2:i386. Something to do with the network manager. I was deleting steam files from ~/.steam and reinstalling it and even tried a reboot till I got the idea to install those and apparently it worked.

and it may have solved a probably unrelated fps drop issue I was having with my game too (more time is required).

idk what caused it to freak out all of a sudden but it had me blaming American Truck Simulator when it crashed as I was driving to a location to start a job with a triple insulated van trailer. Had me griping and totally not a happy camper.

10/21/2019 09:10:35 CEST

Does FreeSync work on GNU+Linux over HDMI with amdgpu/Mesa?

I have an RX 470 and a FreeSync capable TV, only thing is, it comes with HDMI and no DP. I would really love to enjoy FreeSync, but I cannot find anywhere how to enable it..

Where can I track news/info about this feature?

10/21/2019 05:26:46 CEST

Would SteamOS be a good fit for me?

I use my PC exclusively for gaming and media; Its basically an HTPC. I play all of my games with an Xbox One controller and use a keyboard with a built in mouse to browse on Firefox. Would SteamOS be a good solution for me? Or should I just stick with a regular distro?

10/21/2019 04:48:19 CEST

Current fsync status

So I've been using the fsync kernel from the aur to use fsync in wine I'm just wondering when the patch will be merged to mainline kernels.

10/21/2019 03:46:59 CEST

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare... Help!

So, I'm trying to get Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to work on Manjaro, but I'm a little stuck. I tried running it from Steam and in Lutris, but it just gives a strange error message. Something about memory and DirectX... Granted I'm new at this so I'm probably just missing something obvious...

10/21/2019 02:37:59 CEST

Mouse issue in FO4

Figured I'd make a new post for this as it's a separate issue:

Running Wine 4.18, which has fixed the problem in 4.17 where the mouse is not being captured in full screen applications, whether in a virtual desktop or not. Now with a clean install of Fallout 4, I've run into an issue I've had from many Wine versions ago, that I've forgotten how to fix.

The issue is with the mouse. In the main menu, there's nothing wrong. However, in game, the panning is jumpy. Moving the mouse in a certain direction at a constant speed will cause inconsistent panning. Can be normal, then it would move rapidly, then back to normal.

Tried the bBackgroundMouse=1 fix. No change. Also gave bMouseAcceleration=0 a try, just in case, but it made no difference either. Anyone remember the solution?

10/21/2019 02:24:19 CEST

Boxtron 0.5 release features better integration with dosbox-staging!
URL: https://github.com/dreamer/boxtron/releases/tag/v0.5.3
10/20/2019 22:29:48 CEST

Alternative for Cheat Engine

Hello penguins can anybody suggest a alternative for cheat engine in linux I'm currently stuck on Metro 2033 that's why.


10/20/2019 20:05:36 CEST

Is somebody else seeing problems with Proton 4.11-7 and ARMA 3?

ARMA 3 used to work (with the exception of Battleye), but since both an ARMA update and a Proton update happened I'm seeing a winedevice process taking up 100% CPU and ARMA 3 does not respond to clicks anymore. Hovering over items works, just clicking does nothing.

Is somebody else seeing this?

10/20/2019 19:36:27 CEST

Does DCS (digital combat simulator) games work in linux?

i dont have a windows partitions since 2012 i think but i really want to play those simulator, anyone know if those work well with proton or wine?

10/20/2019 17:59:48 CEST

I created a little Vulkan layer the applies Contrast Adaptive Sharpening(Radeon Image Sharpening) to games

Github-Link: https://github.com/DadSchoorse/vkBasalt

Fist release binary: https://github.com/DadSchoorse/vkBasalt/releases/download/v0.0.1/vkBasalt.tar.gz

Of course I did not create everything from scratch, i used the ReShade Port und the renderdoc vulkan layer guide.

To use the Layer, download the binary and uncompress it, then use

 make install

to install the Layer. To use the Layer add

ENABLE_VKBASALT=1 %command% 

to the steam launch options. For 32bit games use:

ENABLE_VKBASALT32=1 %command% 

Because it the first release and I am not the best programmer in the world, you can not change the sharpening strength that the layer uses without recompiling.

I only tested vkBasalt with a gtx 1060 in Witcher 3 and Skyrim.

10/20/2019 17:01:11 CEST

Help a little kid?

Hi there, Im the mom of a little kid who is desperate to have Minecraft Java. So. I have downloaded Ubuntu Linux on his Chromebook. (Developer mode, Crouton install...) I then downloaded Java13. Everything worked great.

Next step was to download Minecraft. Downloaded Minecraft.deb using code entered into Terminal. No problem.

Then just as I was to install Minecraft, I got this error... E:Method http has died unexpectedly!, E:Sub-process http received a segmentation fault

Any ideas how to address this and install Minecraft?

Many thanks.

10/20/2019 16:55:22 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for October 20, 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!

10/20/2019 15:33:12 CEST

Wine + DXVK randomly freezes my complete system

Hey guys, I need your help!

So I have multiple games, which freeze my complete system periodically for a few seconds (e.g. Battlefield 4, Hearthstone, Battlefield 3, also Origin alone) and I can't figure out why.

I don't see any helpful wine log entry, my RAM (16GB) and also my GPU RAM (4 GB, GTX 1050 M) isn't full. The freezes happen way more severe and often when pointing with my mouse outside of the active wine application (to browse the web on another screen etc). I am not completely sure, but I think it also only happens with DXVK and not without. However I never noticed any freezes when playing native games.

Those freezes really suck and make bf4 nearly unplayable while with bf3 it only happens rarely. Any idea what could be the problem?

I'm on Gentoo, so maybe I missed compiling something (what I can't believe)?

10/20/2019 15:14:17 CEST

So the installation folder was 800 mb, but the game folder created after installing is only 30 mb

After running setup.exe, the installer wanted me to specify the location of setup1.bin (30 mb). Thing is theres also a setup2.bin (big one) and it looks like the whole thing got unused. I checked through the files of the game folder created but the game file folders were all empty, tried re installing it but it only seemed to care about setup1 so now Im stuck? Overall yeah help guys Ive no clue what to do

10/20/2019 14:51:58 CEST

What are you supposed to do with the crack? (.dll and .ini files, Mac)
10/20/2019 14:38:54 CEST

Alien Arena price reduction
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/ArenaFPS/comments/dkhqxa/alien_arena_price_reduction/
10/20/2019 12:12:24 CEST

use real windows drive instead of virtual drive

i am dual booting win10 and linux, and use windows only rarely, for few programs. some programs fail to install on windows, so i thought that the already installed programs may run though. and since they are already installed on the same drive that linux is running on, it should not be such a big problem, i imagine.

when i try to run these apps though, wine fails to find the dlls. is there a way to use a real windows installation instead of a virtual drive for the wine runtime, or specify the location of used dlls manually?

10/20/2019 11:44:10 CEST

Folks at OldUnreal are now maintaining the UT'99 code base (They also need Linux testers)
URL: https://www.oldunreal.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1569587267
10/20/2019 10:06:05 CEST

Rising World

I just want to throw out a quick plug for Rising World. I've only had the game a couple weeks, but I genuinely enjoy it. It's pretty chill, but it runs great in Linux, even on really low powered laptops. I play on an R3600x with RX 580, and an older i3 with Intel graphics (all settings on low, but plays great).

This game doesn't have nearly the awareness it deserves!

-disclaimer: I have nothing to do with the development or any financial gain from this post. I just want to raise awareness.

10/20/2019 09:37:28 CEST

Bad news for future Halo gameplay boys.

Easy Anti-cheat

We are back at it again with Max Szlagor, the Design Director for the Publishing Team here at 343 Industries. This time I was able to ask him a handful of questions regarding Easy Anti-Cheat, the technology that we are leveraging in Halo: The Master Chief Collection when it comes to PC. Shall we?

Postums: Hey Max, thanks for answering some more questions about the project and our security solutions. To start off, I wanted to ask you what was the driving force behind selecting Easy Anti-Cheat as our official cheat detection solution?

Max Szlagor:When we were going through our process of evaluating which solution we wanted to use, there were many thoughts about selection criteria. The main goal is to create and maintain a safe gameplay environment. We have had this for quite some time on console as we are able to leverage the great work done by the hardware and platform teams. In the world of PC gaming, we felt that we could benefit from additional expertise and software to tackle the large variety of PC configurations out there.

What will this do to help us in protecting our customers?

Easy Anti-cheat allows us to detect when users are modifying game content or trying to manipulate the game to their advantage. We want to ensure a fair competitive environment for all players while allowing users playing by themselves or with friends to change the game to their hearts content.

Easy Anti-cheat gives us the ability to maintain a balance between the needs of these different user groups and to help us maintain the integrity of the play experience for matchmaking.

So last month we conducted the FireFlight which had Easy Anti-Cheat in the build and each participant was required to install it to participate. What did we learn about it from that flight?

There is a lot of software out there that is flagged by anti-cheat software, and its important for users to help us understand what kinds of software they run and what triggers the anti-cheat warnings. We have already seen instances of anti-virus software being flagged when trying to play in our flights, and the more we flight, the better we can filter the types of programs allowed when running Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

What are some of your favorite parts about working with Easy Anti-Cheat?

Creating a great multiplayer experience encompasses so much more than just building great content and a solid matchmaking system. Adding new accessibility options and anti-cheat software enables us to create a safer, more inclusive environment for all users, which helps us produce an even better overall player experience.

Thank you again Max for swinging in and talking shop about what the team is working on to help protect players and keep things fair in Matchmaking and more! Lets move on over to the final section of this blog where we will discuss Dual Graphics cards setups and support.

Sauce: https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/news/mcc-development-update-september-2019

10/20/2019 09:29:08 CEST

[question] Trouble with steam link, remote play controller connectivity

The last two weeks I've had no problem using steam link to play games

Additionally, I've been using a PS4 controller through a Mac book AND a linux laptop to stream games from my linux desktop

This has worked fine for at least two to three weeks

Today, however, my steam link on screen controller no longer reflects the buttons "A B X Y" and instead has "enter/up arrow/down arrow/spacebar?"

When I play games, I can't seem to access half of the actions I need to play them anymore from either steam link, nor from a controller through remote play because the right hand buttons don't line up with the game

Additionally, when instructions are given to use a certain button, whereas normally it was a button on the controller, now it shows mousebutton left click/right click or keyboard keys instead.

If I use the PS4 controller to play a game locally on my linux laptop though, ex super meat boy, all of the buttons are mapped exactly as expected.

In addition, when I use steam link to connect to the laptop, the button mapping still appears as "A B Y X" and works correctly

I'm just about at my wits end trying to figure out why my desktop keeps mapping everything to keyboard ... "things" ? I enabled playstation controller support in the controller settings, and I've run out of ideas

I've tried changing between beta vs non-beta versions of steam but this doesn't make a difference

tl;dr my controllers keep getting mapped with the wrong "buttons" when I connect with steam link or remote play

Thanks in advance

10/20/2019 05:05:59 CEST

Lutris on Mint. Cant launch Blizzard Launcher anymore

played wow and hots with no problems up until last week, now starting the launcher will give me a blizzard error and crash the launcher. any known issue? how to solve? thanks

10/20/2019 03:24:19 CEST

Any good comfortable gaming headsets that work out of the box?

I am looking for a good gaming headset that has the following going for it.

Works out of the box on Linux


Good sound (Surround sound)

Comfortable (I have a big head and I wear glasses)

Wired and/or wireless (I am considering a wired or wireless headset)

Comes with a mic

Probably comfort is the most important since my current headset is uncomfortable and it hurts my head and ears after an hour even when I adjust it to the max size.

10/20/2019 02:57:50 CEST

Why would CS:GO be so laggy when I play on my computer running Ubuntu 18?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/dkap91/why_would_csgo_be_so_laggy_when_i_play_on_my/
10/20/2019 01:46:32 CEST

Ubuntu vs Pop os vs Manjaro

Hello everyone!

I'm pretty much fed up with Windows 10 taking a lot of resources and I'm planning on making windows my go-to system for my laptop. But since I mostly use my laptop to play videogames I decided to get around here.

I want a distro good enough to keep things nice and easy and play DotA 2, warframe, warhammer, league of legends and some casual indie games (like blasphemous or hollow knight). Additionally I would be using some simple work stuff (videocalls, reports and simple stuff, probably getting a virtual machine running for windows only software) or just keep the dual boot.

My basic specs are as follows: AMD ryzen 3 2200U with Vega mobile Gfx at 2.50 GHz 4 Gb DDR4 RAM 1 Tb HDD (It uses a chipset RTL8723DE, if that's worth mentioning, since I've been reading some issues with realtek hardware on Linux)

So here is my main question, I've been reading my way into migrating and I found Ubuntu for the most support and usage, Pop os for optimization (?) and I've heard good things about Manjaro, but so far I haven't decided which one to use. Based on your experience and the usage that I give to my laptop, which distro would you recommend in terms of support, performance, and ease to use?

Any light on this topic would be greatly appreciated!

10/20/2019 01:35:06 CEST

libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

I have installed league of legends via snap on debian 10 with an amd fx 8320 and (for testing purpose only) an nvidia gt 730.

I get the following error

libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found

libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

X Error: GLXBadContext

Request Major code 151 (GLX)

Request Minor code 6 ()

Error Serial #242

Current Serial #241

From what I have read this means that this is an error caused because libGL cannot be found.

If I run LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxgears it doesnt show any errors. Same with glxdemo

My 32bit libGL.so.1 can be found @ /usr/lib/i385-linux-gnu, symlinked to /usr/lib

The 64bit version is under /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/.

I have reinstalled my nvidia drivers twice (purged everything in between), right now I'm running v418.74.

Help would be very welcome.

10/20/2019 01:34:00 CEST

A huge SCS bundle (Euro &amp; American Truck Simulator + DLCs) with 77% discount
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1972/SCS_Software_Bundle/
10/20/2019 01:30:31 CEST

Xbox One controller won’t stay connected

I just spent about 30 minutes in the terminal trying to get this to work, but no luck so far. Ive tried it on Ubuntu 19.10, Pop!_OS, and Elementary OS, and Im still getting the intermittent connections. Can someone help me to get this working?

10/20/2019 01:00:16 CEST

Just came home from PDXCON. Asked questions regarding Linux support

So I was visiting PDXCON (which has been quite enjoyable despite being pretty overcrowded) and among many other things I asked some developers questions regarding Linux support of their games.

The elephant in the room is of course Crusader Kings 3 where I was told that they are also testing builds of the game on Linux and while the guy who told me that wasn't in a position to confirm for sure, it is very likely for CK3 to get a Linux release simultaneous to the Windows Release.

Surviving the Aftermath has no plans at all to release on Linux (what a shame). Didn't really talk with the people that much as I was told Linux wasn't even a consideration.

Then I also asked a super-nice Age of Wonders guy whether they have a Linux version planned. I was told that he doesn't really know and was quite unsure about it. On the one hand, Age of Wonders 3 did have a Linux version, but the Linux port hasn't been profitable. Then there's also the fragmentation issue as some distros cut parts or straight-up disable the steam runtime, so you can have distro-specific issues. He also told me that there may be a chance with Stadia coming around, but he really didn't know. He also pretty much sold me on all the amazing things Age of Winders Planetfall does better than 3 and all of the new features and improvements that in the end I wanted that game even harder than originally.

If there's any specific questions about the things I saw at PDXCON, feel free to comment

10/20/2019 00:23:36 CEST

Fortnite in Pop!_OS

anyone know a fix for this or is it just impossible to play this game.


10/20/2019 00:17:25 CEST

Is Steam runnable?

All my a retard if you want, but I would be a lot more at ease if I got your guy's personal opinon/thoughts. I want play play Danganronpa 3, which is very annoying since the past 2 games were Mac available. But besides the point, is Wine a good client to sue for gaming? Is it glitchy/laggy? I got a Macbook mid 2012 and it ran the past two games fairly well :]. Thank youu

10/19/2019 22:35:02 CEST

[Academic] Player’s perception of components of Free-to-play online games and their influence on use of Free-to-play online games (A questionnaire for F2P online video game players or players who have played a F2P online video game!)
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SampleSize/comments/djm5ju/academic_players_perception_of_components_of/
10/19/2019 21:53:21 CEST

Help with using Proton Launch Options for Origin

Hi there!

I've finally managed to get Origin up and running on Linux after quite some time, and immediately installed Mass Effect. It worked out better than I expected, but there are still some quirks to iron out, and the biggest one is performance.

Apparently for Proton there are some command line options that increase performance, namely using D9VK and forcing large address aware. However, I don't know how to enable those settings on Lutris.

Anyone managed to play Mass Effect on Linux without it being an absolute stutter fest?

10/19/2019 21:36:23 CEST

Does G-Sync support for FreeSync monitor work on Linux?

Does it?

10/19/2019 20:26:38 CEST

Can you use a Mic/Headset that is connected to the Xbox One controller?

Is it possible for Linux to detect a mic and headset that is connected to the Xbox One bluetooth controller? I would like to use a mic and headset that is connect to my controller, and not my computer.

10/19/2019 20:00:29 CEST

Intelligent Gaming - A YouTube Channel Dedicated To Playing Windows Games On Linux

Hi everyone, looking for some advice on growing my subscriber base for my YouTube channel - Intelligent Gaming where I focus on producing tutorials for setting up Windows games to work on Linux, either using Steam Proton or Lutris scripts. I also have walkthrough series showing that the games do actually play well, instead of just showing how to get them to work.


If you like what you see, please support me by subscribing.

Any constructive criticism is welcome.



10/19/2019 19:24:32 CEST

This is why Stadia is not good for gaming, much less Linux

Here are the problems with Stadia as a concept:

  1. It's the ultimate DRM: It give publishers 100% over your games and you have zero choice if they do something you hate. If they yank content, you can't stop them. If they break a feature, you can't stop them. If they revoke your access to the game, you can't stop them. Once they have a large enough number of people with purchased games on the service, they can revoke the "free" tier and increase the monthly rate, claiming the costs to provide the service have increased. They can do anything they feel like to the games you paid full price for and there is nothing you can do but complain.
  2. You're paying the full price of a product and getting a service. If Stadia closes shop in the future, they actually owe you copies of your purchased games, unless they use some underhanded verbiage in the service agreement. Otherwise, shutting down without providing backup copies of your purchased games would constitute theft of goods. You have no protection nor recourse against this. The only way to avoid this is if Stadia provides access keys to the various digital stores the game are available on.
  3. It's going to eat tons of data. With all of major ISP's playing the data cap game and calling it "reasonable use", people are going to get into trouble with hitting their data caps. Also, asynchronous bandwidth.
  4. If this really does take off, publishers are going to do what movies publishers did. They will pull out and start their own streaming service thinking they will capture more money that way (EA is already working on theirs).
  5. If you get the money and ambition to build a gaming PC, it's unlikely you'll be able to download the actual games onto your system to play. So your library is locked to Stadia. So, you're locked out of a gaming PC in the future.
  6. They could force you to view ads before, during, and after each game (Yay! Loading screen ads! :-P). See No. 1 above.

In the end, you're trading a lot of freedom and control over your purchases. You're risking your money on games that could become vaporware if Stadia ever goes away.

10/19/2019 18:26:39 CEST

Overwatch stuck keypresses


I am facing one last issue with Overwatch (the rest is absolutely perfect).

Sometimes when I press movement keys WASD, some keys get stuck. For example I go forward left (W + A) but then I release A but my character keeps moving to the left. To have him stop, I need to press & release A again.

It can be very annoying in some situations.

My friend that plays on wine has the exact same issue. We are using lutris with Wine 4.16 (I use ubuntu 18.04, my friend uses Arch Linux).

Any clue?

Thanks :)

10/19/2019 15:30:59 CEST

Intelligent Gaming - A YouTube Channel Dedicated To Playing Windows Games On Linux

Hi everyone, looking for some advice on growing my subscriber base for my YouTube channel - Intelligent Gaming where I focus on producing tutorials for setting up Windows games to work on Linux, either using Steam Proton or Lutris scripts. I also have walkthrough series showing that the games do actually play well, instead of just showing how to get them to work.


If you like what you see, please support me by subscribing.

Any constructive criticism is welcome.



10/19/2019 15:18:48 CEST

Gunman And The Witch in PlayOnLinux

A clever 8-bit Action Shooter with RTS elements... free beta until it goes to steam




10/19/2019 14:43:03 CEST

Mindustry sets a new standard for Open Source videogames
URL: https://write.as/simone-robutti/mindustry-sets-a-new-standard-for-open-source-videogames
10/19/2019 13:38:16 CEST

Crusader Kings III announced for release next year, to be more welcoming to new players
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/crusader-kings-iii-announced-for-release-next-year-to-be-more-welcoming-to-new-players.15240
10/19/2019 12:18:27 CEST

Can you guys help this discord feature get implemented? Just nee your vote.
URL: https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360048037971-Option-for-Discord-to-start-minimized-on-Linux
10/19/2019 11:46:39 CEST

RX 550 + Manjaro + Steam sale = Affordable PC Gaming
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx7m9nEyxd8
10/19/2019 10:21:59 CEST

Having problems with an RX 5700

Hello, I recently switched over to linux and settled on ArcoLinux with the latest kernel 5.3.1 (IIRC). I installed mesa-git to be on the latest open source drivers but when I run Paladins I get extremely sluggish performance at something like 5 fps. I also just cannot run Outward at all.

I use Steam Play anywhere with Proton 4.11-7 and I use protontricks to get Paladins to work. Any ideas? Is it because the graphics card support isn't there yet? If so, I can return it and get a 2070 used but I really dont want to do that process if I dont have to

10/19/2019 07:35:53 CEST

Would you create a new cloud gaming platform with Wine?

We create a cloud gaming platform using Wine(Proton) in Japan.
We also build a very low-latency streaming system ourself. Of course, we don't use WebRTC.
A lot of Japanese games will run on our system! Feel free to E-mail to us!
e-mail: [cloud-gaming@naxa.co.jp](mailto:cloud-gaming@naxa.co.jp)


10/19/2019 07:16:52 CEST

Do you have a Thrustmaster T150? If so, do your pedals work?

I bought a Thrustmaster T150 for playing ETS2 and ATS a few months back before I made my swap to Linux. The wheel works great, but the pedals don't seem to work at all.

Has anyone had success/difficulty with the pedals? As it is, I've played over 200 hours of ETS2 with two hands on the keyboard with minimal mouse input, so I can easily go back to that. (To be honest, I think the TM actually made me bored of the game, since I didn't have to pay much attention once I got the feel of the button binding.)

If anyone is successfully using pedals in Linux, I'm just looking for feedback that it's possible. I'm not looking for any tech support, I just want to know if someone out there has it working well so I can pursue spending time on this.


10/19/2019 07:08:53 CEST

Mupen64Plus M64Py with 2 MAYFLASH N64 Controller Adapters

I have 2 MAYFLASH N64 Controller Adapters which allows me to have 4 players using 4 n64 controllers. However I cannot get them all to work. I am using M64Py as a front end to Mupen64Plus and when I set the controller to be controller1 for player1, controller2 for player2 and so on. It will never save my changes and instead usually player1 and player3 is controller1 and player2 and player4 is controller2. How do I fix this.

10/19/2019 07:00:23 CEST

Vega 56 Memory

Hi, I just installed a Sapphire Nitro+ Vega 56 and I'm trying to figure out how to identify the memory manufacturer before I start overclocking. Similar to how GPU-Z shows it.

I've been googling all day and can't find a solution, does anyone here have an idea?

On a side note, this card is awesome. The cooler works great, barely breaks a sweat playing Squad on Epic settings.

10/19/2019 04:41:24 CEST

VR Game linux compatibility test

Hello, I am publishing a VR game On steam called Dangerous Course VR.

From my knowledge Unity should be able to make the game Linux compatible.

I am providing some keys here, can you please tell me if it is working on your end.

It is listed as Windows, but Unity tells me it should work on Linux, Thank you in advance.





















link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkOOU4oi9zw

Link to steam:


10/19/2019 02:33:22 CEST

Minecraft not running at 144hz Manjaro

Installed Minecraft via Trizen on Manjaro. Ive set my screen to 144hz everything works with that except Minecraft it only runs at 60hz Im getting 144 (capped) FPS Im also using optifine if that makes a difference

I havent done a whole ton of tweaking with the OS yet

Ryzen 5 2600 RX 5700 XT 16gb ddr4 3000

10/19/2019 01:46:20 CEST

Some success with BakkesMod in Rocket League with Proton

Hi all. a I wanted to share that I made some progress getting BakkesMod installed going with Steam Proton in Ubuntu.

The first hurdle: finding how to run the commands within the Proton / wine environment that Steam uses to run RL.

https://bakkesmod.fandom.com/wiki/Troubleshooting <- dl link for vc_redist.x86.exe


First, install vc_redist.x86.exe

env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/252950/pfx" WINEESYNC=1 /home/user/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Proton\ 4.11/dist/bin/wine64 vc_redist.x86.exe

Launch Rocket League

env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/252950/pfx" WINEESYNC=1 /home/user/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Proton\ 4.11/dist/bin/wine64 BakkesMod.exe

I've been looking at the key binding config, because when I press F2, nothing seems to happen. I'm still digging into it.

It is running though, because I can see the driver view during the replays when someone scores.

In freeplay training, if I press 1 2 3 4 or 5, the ball responds..

I just can't seem to access UI yet.

10/19/2019 01:33:41 CEST

Do you miss the tux on steam about page?
URL: https://i.redd.it/pw1sp29m9dt31.png
10/18/2019 23:22:26 CEST

Uh... Talion, you okay, man? (Vulkan beta on Vega 56 with ultrawide, seeing some interesting bugs)
URL: https://i.redd.it/7v1tl8w0xct31.jpg
10/18/2019 22:11:17 CEST

The Wine development release 4.18 is now available.
URL: https://www.winehq.org/announce/4.18
10/18/2019 21:14:52 CEST

The Wine development release 4.18 is now available
URL: https://www.winehq.org/announce/4.18
10/18/2019 21:09:23 CEST

Good Ubuntu emulator for Super Mario Bros / NES?
10/18/2019 20:51:00 CEST

Is Arch Linux good for gaming?

I was wondering, I spent 3 days installing Arch on my system, is it viable for linux gaming with AMD stuff? Im gonna keep Arch anyway, but Im wondering what you guys think about it

10/18/2019 20:22:48 CEST

So, I was following a lot of tutorials about GPU passthrough ..

Hello all.

Running on Fedora 30 as a test for it as I am more familiar with the tooling as I am with Manjaro/Arch's

I have almost completed my setup for GPU pass-through but I have one last problem to get to it make.
I have 2 1080Ti, I managed to disable the second one which I want to passthrough. However, here is what I get now:

libvirt.libvirtError: internal error: Failed to load PCI stub module vfio-pci

cat /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:03\:00.0/driver_override


The card on GPU0 we do have

Kernel driver in use: nvidia

No kernel driver is in use for GPU1. GPU1 doesn't appear in nvidia-smi either.
What am I missing?

Many thanks guys,

10/18/2019 19:49:09 CEST

Unable to import mods with Vortex

Attempting to add mods for Fallout 4 with Vortex. I'd start the program up, go to Mods, select Install From File, navigate to the mod file location and select it. From there, the mod appears in the list, and its status shows Installing. At the same time, the alert messages in the top right corner show that it is installing and extracting.

As soon as this happens, my terminal output shows two error lines:

0089:err:combase:RoGetActivationFactory Failed to find library for L"Windows.Foundation.Diagnostics.AsyncCausalityTracer"
0089:err:seh:setup_exception stack overflow 1552 bytes in thread 0089 eip 000000007bc87c2a esp 0000000000131000 stack 0x130000-0x131000-0x230000

Vortex now becomes unresponsive. Hovering over buttons no longer highlights them, nor can I click on them. It doesn't seem to be completely frozen, though, as the animated icon beside the Installing status still spins, and I can click and drag the program around. Regardless, I still have to manually kill the process, as there is nothing else I can do with it.

Further information:

  • Ubuntu 19.10
  • Nvidia 435
  • Wine-staging 4.16

Installed through winetricks:

  • dotnet40
  • dotnet48
  • vcrun2003
  • vcrun2005
  • vcrun2008
  • vcrun2010
  • vcrun2012
  • vcrun2013
  • vcrun2015
  • vcrun2017
  • vcrun6
  • vcrun6sp6

Might be worth noting that if I look at what's installed through "wine uninstaller", I do not see anything for vcrun2003, vcrun6, or vcrun6sp6. Wonder if this might be contributing to the problem.

Also installed is DXVK 1.4.3 via its installer script.

Anyone have experience with getting Vortex to work?

10/18/2019 19:37:24 CEST

Just bought the Spyro Reignited Trilogy on a Linux pc.

So, I have found that Spyro should be playable on Steam with Proton. I checked the proton database and found this.

Multiple users say that by installing the media foundation you can make the game work almost 100% including the cut scenes that would otherwise not work. As one of the users wrote on the forum I quote:

"""After applying the media foundation workaround for Wine ( https://github.com/z0z0z/mf-install ) game worked as expected with 120 average FPS at 1440p. As others have reported, initial level loads encounter FPS hitching until level is fully loaded after which game runs smoothly. """

My problem here is that I`m new to Linux gaming as I just switched from Windows to Pop OS and I would very much like to apply this workaround, but I simply don`t understand the instructions.

I have used linux command line quite some bit, but I feel dumb not knowing how to interpret simple instructions sometimes. Wine, in this regard; is very new to me.

So my question is, could any one of you Eli5 me how to do this part?

The main thing I don`t understand is setting a wine prefix, it seems as I dont know what that means. Especially since I`m using the Proton front end and haven`t even touched wine outside of that.

10/18/2019 18:43:54 CEST

DXVK Version 1.4.3 Released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4.3
10/18/2019 18:40:26 CEST

I put this game ( Garry's Mod ) in full screen, yet it wont work. You can still see the desktop around the edge. Anyway to fix this?
URL: https://i.redd.it/3tm9y8cvbbt31.png
10/18/2019 16:52:00 CEST

Trying to run Legends of Runeterra on linux

Has any of you been able to run riot's card game on linux ?

I tried using a standard linux wine build, but I got a critical error.

So I tried using the patched wine-lol that you would use for league of legends to solve that issue, but it says something happened when launching the game, and then if I try to launch the game again, it gives a wine error "bad EXE format"

Let me know if you have any ideas

10/18/2019 15:31:41 CEST

Save 66% on Total War: WARHAMMER II on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/594570/Total_War_WARHAMMER_II/
10/18/2019 15:02:57 CEST

New base-builder with epic scale free to play with Linux support.
URL: https://songsofsyx.itch.io/songs-of-syx
10/18/2019 14:47:32 CEST

Any erotic games compatible with linux?

I liked doki doki literature club but i finished it some time ago. That's not really erotic, though. All I have found so far are small games like "fap queen" which are terrible.

10/18/2019 14:45:26 CEST

The Scream Fortress XI event has launched for Team Fortress 2
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-scream-fortress-xi-event-has-launched-for-team-fortress-2.15235
10/18/2019 14:21:57 CEST

I am one of the few who dont mind nVidia's binary driver?

I have used it for around 15 years. And it have always just worked for me without any kind of problems. No breaking distro upgrading (includes kernel and x.org upgrade).

And the performance when I got a new card (close to release) has always been top notch

10/18/2019 13:36:08 CEST

Gnome (I think) freezing while starting CS:GO and sometimes rendering issues after finished startup (details in comment)
URL: https://v.redd.it/58pu14ui3at31
10/18/2019 12:56:53 CEST

Any Linux battle royale games? [2019 edition]

I'm just wondering if there are any decent Linux battle royale games such as Fortnite [borked] , Pubg [borked], H1Z1 [also borked], etc. I've been searching for some time but can't find anything. Also, there's this thread that has been archived. Has anything changed in the past year in the BR genre for Linux?

10/18/2019 12:50:02 CEST

So we made this game, in which you play as a shadow. It is story driven and revolves around the light and dark mechanics used to solve puzzles. Just thought you might want to know :) You can run it on Linux just fine!
URL: https://i.redd.it/ifj5zssa1at31.gif
10/18/2019 12:31:00 CEST

Shadow of Mordor Benchmark - Native vs DXVK vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yma31Pw3Zt8
10/18/2019 11:28:35 CEST

Shadow of Mordor Benchmark - Native vs DXVK vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yma31Pw3Zt8
10/18/2019 11:28:25 CEST

Paradox DLC's for the weekend

As you can read here: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/dj9un7/paradox_sales_50_to_80_off_and_with_many_titles/
Then there is a Paradox interactive sales this weekend.

I already have all the base games I want from them. But I never bought any of their DLC's. I am thinking about trying something new.
What DLC would you suggest I pick up?
I am thinking of Green Planet for Surviving Mars and Mega Corporations for Stellaris? Is there others I need to look into?

10/18/2019 10:23:33 CEST

The Linux Mint 19.2 Gaming Report: Promising But Room For Improvement
URL: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/10/16/the-linux-mint-192-gaming-report-promising-but-room-for-improvement/
10/18/2019 09:55:07 CEST

Crusader Kings 2 is "free to keep" until 20ᵗʰ Oct 2019
URL: https://www.pcgamer.com/crusader-kings-2-is-free-on-steam-amid-big-paradox-sale
10/18/2019 09:36:21 CEST

The Jackbox Party Pack 6 released

and again comes with native linux support:


just downloading, but pretty sure it is as fun as the previous titles.

have fun!

10/18/2019 08:51:09 CEST

Ansible playbook to fix Linux GTA V installations that were broken by the new Rockstar Games launcher. Hopefully it’s useful to someone else.
URL: https://github.com/B-Woody/Ansible-GTAV-LauncherFix
10/18/2019 06:18:24 CEST

List of games that ban you for playing in a VM or Proton?


I was looking at setting up a gaming VM via VFIO and project looking glass but I saw there are some games that will ban your account for playing in a VM or for using Proton is there a list of non friendly games to avoid?

10/18/2019 05:16:23 CEST

Kingdom Come: Deliverance GOG in PlayOnLinux

I'm testing Kingdom Come: Deliverance in PlayOnLinux and the game installs and plays, but frame rates are extremely slow. All FPS is under 20 FPS

I've followed some of the guides I found here on reddit, but I must have missed something?

Wine versions tested:

  • 4.0.2 64-bit
  • 4.15-staging 64-bit
  • 4.15 proton (Glorious Eggroll)

My Specs:

  • Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 64-bit
  • AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor 3
  • 8GB Corsair DDR3 1333
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB)
  • Nvidia 415.25
  • Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
  • PlayOnLinux 4.0.2
  • DXVK: 1.4.2
10/18/2019 04:41:12 CEST

About to make the switch on my desktop

And Im wondering if there are any holdouts I should consider? The impression Im getting is that Proton works for (most) games, but I honestly dont know. I really dislike Windows, but gaming is the one thing thats been holding me back. Please help!

10/18/2019 04:35:30 CEST

SWGEmu for Pop! OS

Hello, recently got the galactic bug and wanted to get involved in SWG again. After 4 days of heaeaches I figured out a way to get it to run with POP. So if you were thinking about trying it out I posted my methods on the SWGEmu forums in the hope it might help others in the future. You will.need an account to view it but let me know if it helps anyone out :)


10/18/2019 00:55:56 CEST

Project Zomboid just had the biggest Beta release ever overhauling loads of features
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/project-zomboid-just-had-the-biggest-beta-release-ever-overhauling-loads-of-features.15232
10/17/2019 23:49:31 CEST

Amd needs to get it together
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/djclm9/amd_needs_to_get_it_together/
10/17/2019 23:31:07 CEST

Snowtopia - A game where you build and manage your own Skiing resort game - is in Open Alpha with a downloadable Linux version
URL: https://teafortwogames.itch.io/snowtopia
10/17/2019 22:25:53 CEST

Ubuntu 19.10: What's New?
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YywtDfnDI8
10/17/2019 21:07:16 CEST

Warhammer Weekend sale; up to 80% off until 21ˢᵗ Oct 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/54995/
10/17/2019 21:05:32 CEST

[DEAL] Hive Jump (1,99€ / $1.99 at -90% 'lowest ever') until 23ʳᵈ Oct 2019
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/295670/Hive_Jump/
10/17/2019 21:03:04 CEST

Does WINE have any major resource usage or bugs when it comes to gaming?

Basically, as long as I'm using a x86 or x64 computer which has hardware which can run a chosen game (and said game is not made to specifically run on Windows only [something like requiring the Microsoft Store can cause issues with WINE]) will there be any noticeable differences when playing said game on Windows vs Linux and WINE?

Note: I'm asking more for informational reasons than support reasons.

10/17/2019 20:14:16 CEST

Paradox sales (50 % to 80% off) and with many titles with Linux support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/search/?publisher=Paradox%20Interactive
10/17/2019 19:42:23 CEST

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Linux Vulkan test on Radeon RX 550 4GB

I just want to share my test results. Values shown are average of 3 test runs.

Game settings: 1080p, High preset

OpenGL: 37.56 FPS average / 28.35 FPS minimum

Vulkan: 42.00 FPS average / 28.39 FPS minimum

Summary: Vulkan increased average frame rate by 11.82%. My result is very far from Liam Dawe's findings. It seems fast GPU's are severely bottlenecked in OpenGL mode.


My PC has:

  • Intel Core i7 7700 3.6 GHz
  • AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB
  • 8GBx2 DDR4 2133
  • Manjaro (Linux kernel 5.3, Mesa 19.2.1)
10/17/2019 19:07:44 CEST

What do y'all think is the biggest hurdle to adopting Linux for gaming?
10/17/2019 18:56:26 CEST

I want to run Proton just like Wine (without Steam). Is there a place I can download binaries, .deb, appimage or flatpak?
10/17/2019 18:16:45 CEST

2D Point &amp; Click Game "3 Minutes to Midnight" on Kickstarter Promising Linux Support
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scarecrowstudio/3-minutes-to-midnight-a-comedy-graphic-adventure/description
10/17/2019 17:08:00 CEST

NVIDIA 440.26 Beta Linux Driver Brings HDMI 2.1 VRR, VP9 VDPAU Decode + Much More
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-440.26-Linux-Driver
10/17/2019 17:07:36 CEST

How do I use Proton with Game Hub ?

I want to install Shadow Warrior 2 through Game Hub (because I own it on GOG) and when asked what compatibility layer should it use, I can only choose between three wine options. So, do I need to install it manually ? And if I do, which package do I install ? (I'm using Manjaro Cinnamon)

10/17/2019 16:43:40 CEST

The underrated Rise to Ruins game continues to be a top Linux Game on Steam
URL: https://www.ubuntufree.com/download-rise-to-ruins-game/
10/17/2019 14:09:18 CEST

The Linux port of Shadow of Mordor from Feral Interactive has gained a Vulkan beta , a massive difference
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-linux-port-of-shadow-of-mordor-from-feral-interactive-has-gained-a-vulkan-beta-a-massive-difference.15226
10/17/2019 13:00:09 CEST

Save 40% on Circle Empires on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/834740/Circle_Empires/
10/17/2019 11:03:19 CEST

PSA: New game Disco Elysium works in WINE, at least for me.

I used the GOG version.

The GOG installer will exit with errors, but it's fine - the game will run fine. It won't work if you tab out, though.

10/17/2019 10:48:53 CEST

2:0 error in PlayOnLinux Heroes of the Storm

I installed Heroes (and the Battle.net client) on PlayOnLinux but when I try to launch the game from Battle.net, I get a error that says "Error 2:0" and then nothing happens.

10/17/2019 10:24:31 CEST

How the Big Tech monopolizes everything
URL: https://youtu.be/WnS2nXtw6s8
10/17/2019 07:08:22 CEST

Turn Based RPG "OTHER: Her Loving Embrace" on Kickstarter Promising Linux Support at Launch
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chimeralabs/other-her-loving-embrace/description
10/17/2019 07:04:19 CEST

Visual Novel "Our Life: Beginnings &amp; Always" on Kickstarter With Linux Demo
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gbpatch/our-life-beginnings-and-always-a-nostalgic-visual-novel?ref=android_project_share
10/17/2019 06:44:05 CEST

Script to fix Monster Hunter: World and some other games.

I spent hours trying to get Monster Hunter World to work after beating the final boss. Having this script at the ready would have saved me loads of time. I hope you can make use of it.


10/17/2019 06:31:32 CEST

So riot games said 2 years ago that they wouldn't be making League of Legends for Linux any time soon.

They said that it wouldn't be cost effective. I can see their point of view, but what if we asked them to provide a modified version of wine that can run the game decently? Would that be a viable solution?

10/17/2019 06:29:47 CEST

Indivisible crashing when I try to go to the Iron Kingdom?

When I unlock the different areas to go to (for the Chakra Gates), I get a crash if I try to go to the Iron Kingdom. It's fine if I go to both of the other places.

Anyone experiencing something similar? I've already filed a bug report.

10/17/2019 06:08:14 CEST

primusrun issue with games that use launcher

I've had good luck using primusrun %command% for games that just launch straight into the game, but for games like Stellaris it doesn't work at all.

When the launcher starts I can see that the GPU is used, but when I go to launch the game, the game crashes and I can't play. It works properly when I'm using the Intel card, just slower.

I can run the main game executable from the terminal with primusrun, but then I don't know how to toggle mods, DLC, ect. Anyone else experienced this?

10/17/2019 05:42:47 CEST

Unravel Two is available on Humble. Anyone have it running on Wine yet?
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/unravel-two
10/17/2019 04:37:57 CEST

Any advice on getting Skyrim to run in Proton? Shows as "Running" in library game list, then stops. No indication of any type of launching actually happening.

ProtonDB just has a ton of people saying it runs great. Not sure what to try or what to use for diagnostics.

10/17/2019 04:03:04 CEST

Using WINE on Linux Beta Chromebook

I am attempting to run a windows program (Diablo 2 : Lord of Destruction) on my Samsung Chromebook 3. I enabled the Linux Beta program that comes stock on the Chromebook, updated everything and installed wine (during installation it appeared to be version 1.8 or something along there).

I right click on the diabloii.exe and I have no ability to run it through WINE. My assumption, although they're dangerous, is that I will need to run a command prompt in order to run the game.

Is there anyone that would be able to help me get this running?

Side Note:

I have installed Crouton on this Chromebook 3 prior to going to Linux Beta. I installed wine and was able to use it to open the diabloii.exe; however, it said that I needed the CD-ROM inserted. Even though it was patched not to need it, it constantly required it. Unfortunately the Chromebook 3 does not come with a CD-ROM drive. I have even hooked up an external CD-ROM and attempted to run it that way, still says to insert CD.

I have heard some random success stories here and there for running Diablo 2 : Lord of Destruction on their Chromebooks, but so far I have not come close to their success.

Thank you for your time.

10/17/2019 02:59:10 CEST

With projects like Librem 5, I assume Linux gaming will completely change mobile gaming. Imagine playing your Steam games on your phone.
URL: https://puri.sm/posts/librem-5-aspen-batch-photo-and-video-update/
10/17/2019 00:17:10 CEST

Looking for some Chseesy, and campy, fun games for the whole halloween theme

Hello everyone looking for some cheesy fun games for the whole halloween theme. Looking for some campy, fun games.Games like the Mummy. Something involving the archetypical mad scienetist or haunted houses. Kaiju/Campy monster movies. The sort of thing that might end up on rifftrax.

10/16/2019 23:39:47 CEST

Shadow of Mordor has a new Vulkan beta

Pointed out by /u/celphy at https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/diflil/shadow_of_mordor_running_a_lot_better_on/f3x3xyy

There's a linux_vulkan_beta branch available on Steam with a native Vulkan version.

10/16/2019 23:31:43 CEST

Windward will be delisted from GOG on October 17th
URL: https://www.gog.com/forum/general/windward_delisting/post1
10/16/2019 22:07:46 CEST

Question about AMD cards and Ubuntu

So I'm planning on getting a RX580 8GB since my GTX 760 is pretty dated, Now I'm running Mint 19.2 (Ubuntu 18.04) with Valve's Fsync kernel already, and I wanted to add the ACO ppa to test. Now my question is, what PPA should I use for LLVM? More importantly what order should I add/remove/install from these ppa's. I'm going to guess something like:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:valve-experimental/mesa-bionic
sudo apt update
sudo apt install libdrm-amdgpu1 libdrm-amdgpu1:i386 libdrm-common libdrm-dev libdrm-intel1 libdrm-intel1:i386 libdrm-nouveau2 libdrm-nouveau2:i386 libdrm-radeon1 libdrm-radeon1:i386 libdrm2 libdrm2:i386 libegl-mesa0 libegl1-mesa libegl1-mesa-dev libgbm1 libgl1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglapi-mesa:i386 libglapi-mesa libgles2-mesa libgles2-mesa-dev libglx-mesa0 libglx-mesa0:i386 libosmesa6 libosmesa6:i386 libwayland-egl1-mesa libxatracker2 mesa-common-dev mesa-va-drivers:i386 mesa-vdpau-drivers:i386
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paulo-miguel-dias/pkppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install llvm-8 llvm-8-dev llvm-8-doc llvm-8-examples llvm-8-runtime llvm-8-tools

Is what I assume since I don't want to dist-upgrade (I'm using a custom kernel and find it quite pointless to install another kernel I don't need), does that look good? Is there any way to make sure that certain packages install from certain PPA's (as in Mesa installs from ACO ppa and not Padoka Stable?) Thanks.

10/16/2019 21:21:42 CEST

Please help me decide: KDE Neon vs Ubuntu LTS

I know there is r/findmeadistro but I want the perspective from a gaming community, bc 99% of my PC usage is for gaming. Here's what I have and my interpretation of the two:


Ubuntu LTS (with default gnome de)

  • widely supported by 3rd party software
  • best support for gaming (officially supported by Valve for Proton)
  • ability to add nearly any software via PPAs
  • works great out of the box
  • point releases NOT inconvenient. Think of it as an opportunity to "scratch the itch" for distro hopping
  • DOWNSIDE: uses gnome. Which I kind of like regarding the minimalist UI, but has very little customization. see KDE neon so i can use Plasma DE


KDE neon

  • https://neon.kde.org/faq#is-it-a-distro it's built upon Ubuntu but with better cutting edge KDE software integrated into it. On the Plasma DE.
  • all benefits of Ubuntu but with cutting edge Plasma DE and KDE software integration. Better than Kubuntu because of this.
  • Any downsides compared to Ubuntu? especially related to gaming?



I do not need to be converted. These are the two I'm deciding between.

10/16/2019 20:31:31 CEST

Anybody having trouble posting reports on ProtonDB?

I seem to have an issue when trying to file a report on older games. The two I tried have only 4 digit ID's. Them being Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Gun. I'd like to contact the site admin but I can't see any way too.

10/16/2019 20:22:58 CEST

If you are looking for online multiplayer: Albion Online

Albion Online works great on Steam (Im using Manjaro). Everything feels faster compared to on Win. I havent had a single in-game crash or bugbut it does seem to hang when trying to do final exit from app.

It wont be for everyone, but fans of Souls and Spreadsheets in Space will probably find a niche here. Cool market mechanics. Solo is doable but if you do not like group play, this game might not stay fun for you at higher tiers.

I restarted yesterday and am having fun. Decent population still with devs still releasing updates. Very nice to have this option on GNU/Linux.

10/16/2019 19:06:40 CEST

Save 67% on The Escapists 2 - Game of the Year Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/11725/The_Escapists_2__Game_of_the_Year_Edition/
10/16/2019 18:54:52 CEST

Linux Local Lan Play (cross platform

My coworkers and I are starting a "Frag Friday" at work and are looking for games that we can play on our LAN. Most of us have linux boxes but, we do have one Windows user. Any suggestions on games would be appreciated! (We had mixed results with Chocolate doom but had cross distribution issues)

Thanks in Advance!!!!!!!

10/16/2019 18:26:18 CEST

The old classic Divine Divinity running on Linux using Proton (and WineD3D because it's a DX6 title)
URL: https://youtu.be/qNGLcchm4RY
10/16/2019 17:11:33 CEST

Blocking the internet connection from Wine

Is there any way to block the internet connection from Wine? An easy one.

10/16/2019 17:08:53 CEST

Forum outside of reddit for Linux Gaming?

I know reddit has r/steamplay and r/linux_gaming but I'm looking to become less reliant on reddit.

Is there another non-reddit forum with discussion about wine development and especially Proton development?

10/16/2019 16:30:07 CEST

Lutris updated the status of League of Legends. Are people having issues, if so can they recommend an alternative?

I run Manjaro and I haven't had any issues with gaming on linux. Assassins creed Od. , overwatch, sekiro I play'em and love I can do it on linux. I want to get into league of legends but upon going to lutris I saw they had the installers tagged as garbage https://lutris.net/games/league-of-legends/ . So as the title asks are there any solutions or alternatives?

10/16/2019 16:29:49 CEST

Anyone know how to fix just cause 2 with proton?

Keeps crashing back to steam on launch.

10/16/2019 16:26:22 CEST

What Linux game has the most satisfying ending?

Its that time of the month again when we want to hear from the Linux community. This time we want to know: What Linux game has the most satisfying ending, and why?

The best answers may be featured in next months newsletter, which you can sign up forhere.

Please no spoilers!

10/16/2019 16:00:02 CEST

Quest Hunter: new streamlined box movement mechanics
URL: https://i.redd.it/r2pxj98dqws31.gif
10/16/2019 15:45:43 CEST

Windows 10 vs. Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Driver Performance With Intel Icelake Iris Plus Graphics
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=gen11-win10-ubuntu&num=1
10/16/2019 15:36:35 CEST

Thinking of trying out Linux gaming again. Have some questions before I dive into it.

Basically this is a list of reasons why I dropped it last time I tried it a couple years ago and I havent kept up with most of the current developments aside from the big stuff like Proton. I have a GTX 1060 6 GB.

Heres what I want to know in no particular order:

  • Is there a tool like RTSS to globally cap frame rates on both native and WINE games? I do this mainly to reduce power consumption/noise but also to get stable frame times and low input lag
  • Does the NVIDIA Driver on Linux Support Fast Sync like on Windows or an equivalent V-Sync method that eliminates tearing but leaves the frame rate uncapped?
  • I had a lot of UI stuttering with GNOME and IIRC also issues with getting my 75 Hz refresh rate to work properly for all my monitors (the second one doesnt support it natively but can be overclocked without issues. Which DE will give me the least headache (preferably without a heavy handed compositor that makes daily use like moving windows sluggish)?
  • I want it to look good too, especially in terms of animations and frosted glass effects
  • is there a tool like MDPS that allows me to cap the GPU to a lower power state unless a game is running?
  • Is there a tool like MSI Afterburner OC Scanner that automatically sets an ideal voltage and clock speed curve for my GPU?
  • Whats the state of browser hardware video acceleration? Is that still just not working for Netflix and 4K YouTube?

Thats all for now.


10/16/2019 09:38:45 CEST

(Minecraft) Made a script to implement fully-automatic AFK fish farming for Linux users.
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/didmvf/made_a_script_to_implement_fullyautomatic_afk/
10/16/2019 07:48:59 CEST

gamepad works but no button prompts on lutris/uplay games....

i've installed so far d3/battle.net and uplay on lutris, on uplay for games that i got for free there so thats the only reason i'm using it, the game in question is Rayman Origins, it installs well, runs, well and recognizes and responds to gamepad but isnt showing any button prompts, show text (Right this, Left that, Up X,etc) so how can i make it recognize my xbox controler and display proper button prompts??

10/16/2019 02:02:05 CEST

How viable is Slackware Linux for gaming?

A bit of an intro:

I've been a full-time Debian Testing user for the past 4 years, but found myself switching back to Windows over the past month. Despite my in-depth experience with all sorts of Linux distributions, I find that Windows Just Works. I literally haven't had to troubleshoot a single thing in the past month.

... that being said, I'm already finding I'm really missing Linux, even if that means every desktop environment I try has small, really annoying quirks, or every package manager I try has inconsistencies. The control and freedom is unmatched by running Linux.

Now onto the question:

I'm interested in trying Slackware because it seems like a true Unix-like distribution at its core. It seems like it could be a lot of fun to tinker around with. Does it have any viability with gaming? Is Steam easy to install? Are drivers recent? Since the distro has lost its popularity over the years, anecdotal discussions and documentation on gaming are very scarce. Is there anyone here who could chime in on their experience?


10/16/2019 01:59:02 CEST

Anyone successful in playing ArcheAge Unchained on linux?

Using Proton 4.15 GE, clicking Play on the launcher does nothing.

I'd really like to play the game, but I won't switch to windows for it.

10/16/2019 01:11:54 CEST

Shadow of Mordor running a lot better on Proton/DXVK than native version.

So I got a Ryzen 2600+ and a RX580 and was really unsatisfied wih Feral's native port performance. Both my GPU and CPU were at half load and FPS at 2560x1080 High/Very High/Ultra was frequently dipping to 30/40 although average was around 50-70. Dropping to lower settings didn't help at all, with it usually gaining negligible gains (5-15 fps).

Searching around many people complain about it, blaming either OpenGL or Feral's DX wrapper. Few people also blame lack of ryzen architecture awareness (taskset actually improves a few fps but still bad for a 2014 game).

Decided to try Proton despite some old posts saying it doesnt work and to my surprise it not only worked, performance went from subpar to stellar, very close if not better than what I got on Windows. Switching from linux to windows version was a 8gb download btw.

Min fps in benchmark went from 32 to 62. Averages and maximum also improved by similar figures.

10/16/2019 00:25:03 CEST

Chikara: Action Arcade Wrestling working on Proton
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1072100/CHIKARA_Action_Arcade_Wrestling
10/15/2019 23:27:53 CEST

Sunless Skies Review | MandaloreGaming
URL: https://youtu.be/KazOQBDQhRg
10/15/2019 23:11:03 CEST

Battle.net stuck on white screen

Does anyone know how to fix this? https://photos.app.goo.gl/rMsXRYCaP4Yusehn6

10/15/2019 22:42:10 CEST

Is there any point to buy single player games from Steam if one can buy the same games from GOG?

I just saw that Witcher games are now in discount in GOG and I was planning to buy them (again) but I started doubting if it's wise to split my game collection to different places. So I'm just wondering pros and cons if I should slowly move my games (at least single player ones) to GoG. Afaik some multiplayers don't work between Steam and GOG versions and Steam Cloud save is also lost. I guess one can get same performance out of Lutris as from Proton?

10/15/2019 22:27:20 CEST

Linus Tech Tips is planning a video called "10 Reasons Linux is just Better", and wants to hear from Linux users.
URL: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1108147-who-thinks-linux-is-better/
10/15/2019 21:33:56 CEST

[FIX] Assetto Corsa HUD performance

So a while ago, I managed to get Assetto Corsa to run with Lutris. Basically you have to follow these instructions to make it work.


The game ran with no issue - as long as none of the UI elements were displayed, else I would suffer from massive framerate drops. But I was unaware that there is actually a fix for this.

To my knowledge, the only way to get it is to compile proton-tkg yourself with the parameter "_assettocorsa_hudperf_fix" set to "true".

Turning off the UI still gives me more frames but this might not even be specific to Linux. I posted a video on Youtube in case anyone wants to see the result.


10/15/2019 21:18:23 CEST

Humble Postmodern Bundle with Catherine Classic with some Linux support
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/postmodern-bundle?
10/15/2019 21:05:39 CEST

Vulkan support is not far away now for the flight sim X-Plane 11
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/vulkan-support-is-not-far-away-now-for-the-flight-sim-x-plane-11-physics-flight-model-updates-coming.15215
10/15/2019 21:04:00 CEST

Is Xbox One Controller With Wireless Adapter supported yet on Linux? (I play on a desktop so don't have bluetooth)
10/15/2019 20:21:48 CEST

[DEAL] Worms W.M.D (7,49€ / $7.49 at -75% 'lowest ever') until 21ˢᵗ Oct 2019
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/327030/
10/15/2019 20:20:24 CEST

Save 66% on Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/418240/Shadow_Tactics_Blades_of_the_Shogun/
10/15/2019 19:19:45 CEST

I've released the full beta version of my game, 4+ years of work, for free to help promote my KS. Linux version is available!
URL: https://starchart-interactive.itch.io/dominus-galaxia
10/15/2019 19:10:59 CEST

PPSSPP - a PSP emulator for Android, PC and more. AMA!
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/di9xg6/ppsspp_a_psp_emulator_for_android_pc_and_more_ama/
10/15/2019 18:22:28 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming to macOS and Linux on November 5th
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bugahtf9Sdg
10/15/2019 15:23:06 CEST

No left click in ARMA III

Hey everyone, I've been trying to get A3 up and running under proton, and while the game launches without complaint, I have the rather frustrating showstopper of not being able to click anything in the main menu. I can mouse over things, and they will highlight, menu drop downs automatically come into view as they should, but I can't click on anything. I've tried the 3 latest versions of proton from Valve, as well as the latest GE proton. Without launcher, and with Arma Unix launcher. Running opensuse tumbleweed, rx580 on current Mesa, r7 1700, latest kernel (5.3-5) Anyone got any ideas?

10/15/2019 15:15:24 CEST

Nvidia Vulkan Dev Drivers 435.27.01 Released


October 13th, 2019 - Windows 436.56, Linux 435.27.01




Fix tearing with mailbox present mode on Windows 10 laptops and SLI platforms

10/15/2019 15:08:37 CEST

come have some fun and join our Dirt 4 club league

we have an ongoing championship it's open to join for everyone

you can simply login with your steam account here


just join and the club should appear in the dirt 4 menu.

4 Events:

1 USA (done)
2 Australia (done)
3 Wales (done)
4 Sweden (ongoing)

currently only H2 cars, then we will follow with H3 and afterwards possibly Group A and B

Events start every Tuesday 02:45 AM (UTC) and finish on Mondays 2:45AM, so you still got time to race some more, late on Sundays. (No rallying on mondays)

Every Event has 6 stages in total. stages length randomized
Event Location randomized.
Set To simulation Mode.
Service Area after every stage.
Car tuning after every stage.
Weather is Randomized
Restarts not Allowed
Car restrictions for H2 class
Every event lasts 1 week

Prize Money 39,600 cr

10/15/2019 14:56:47 CEST

POSTAL 4: No Regerts released into Early Access, Linux version likely in future
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/postal-4-no-regerts-released-into-early-access-linux-version-likely-in-future.15213
10/15/2019 12:25:05 CEST

Save 30% on Rise to Ruins on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/328080/Rise_to_Ruins/
10/15/2019 10:59:03 CEST

Roblox for GNU/Linux Petition

Hello everybody,

I am here to announce my intent to petition Roblox to support GNU/Linux:

So far, they have mostly stated "nObOdy usEs iT anYwAy?" and I would rEaLLy like to prove them wrong.

# But, it is pointless! They won't listen....

This is very likely, but I think we at least need to show them that we exist.

# Why don't they already support it?

They appear to excessively utilize some anti-cheat stuff.

10/15/2019 08:11:52 CEST

Hacking Sim "&gt;Connect" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1162950/Connect/
10/15/2019 06:36:41 CEST

Any pro-tips for Linux gamers dual-booting with Windows?

I have been primarily using Linux for a while. I don't think I've even plugged in my Windows drive in the last 6 months. That said, there are a couple of games I'd like to go back to that just aren't Linux friendly.

Any tips a Linux gamer should know for dual-booting on their gaming rig to make it easier/cleaner/cooler, etc.?

10/15/2019 06:26:49 CEST

Camera spinning uncontrollably in MGS V


Today I started playing Phantom Pain using Proton and experienced an issue with the camera spinning constantly in a direction without me moving it. I figured this was an issue with the game detecting my DS3 controller so I tried removing the bluetooth dongle and turning the controller on and off again. What ended up being a temporary fix was keeping the controller on while playing. As long as the controller was turned on, the spinning would not occur but it's annoying having to turn it on every time and have it vibrating on my table. I checked my joysticks on Ubuntu and found that none were being detected while my controller was turned off so I'm confused why the game is detecting a controller. Does anyone have any ideas for why this might happen?

I'm on Kubuntu 19.04, using the Steam beta and the latest Proton (4.11). Thanks!

10/15/2019 05:46:28 CEST

Volition is fixing Saints Row 2 on Steam at long last
URL: https://www.destructoid.com/volition-is-fixing-saints-row-2-on-steam-at-long-last-569543.phtml
10/15/2019 04:08:12 CEST

Media Foundation workaround makes Postal 4 work instantly.

It released what a few hours ago? I at first had some issues, but this workaround fixed it for me. Clone the repo with git clone https://github.com/z0z0z/mf-install

enter the folder with cd mf-install

and execute WINEPREFIX="/path-to-your-steam-folder/steamapps/compatdata/707030/pfx" ./install-mf.sh

10/15/2019 01:25:32 CEST

Can't install WINE.

I've tried everything people have recommended in other threads. When I try installing it I get the "unmet dependencies" error. I've tried removing the packages altogether so that I could reinstall but apparently I can't remove virtual shit like WINE.

I don't know what else to do. I've tried everything. When installing it via the software client it tells me "Unable to install WINE. The following packages have unmet dependencies:" and then proceeds to list nothing.

I have a feeling I'm going to have to give up since all the threads I've been on so far have no solutions. People say you need to remove the packages but that's fucking impossible.

Anyone else deal with this?

10/15/2019 00:48:39 CEST

How difficult is it to make an open source remake of a game?

Platypus is a really fun shoot em up that I used to play a lot with my brothers at my grandparents house growing up. I love it's art style and music (thanks c64audio.com). However, nowadays there are quiet a few problems getting it to run on modern computers, such as no controller support, stuck at a low resolution, and terrible audio quality (https://steamcommunity.com/app/307340/discussions/0/353916184355596718/). Platypus II also suffers from similar issues.

My question is, how difficult would this be to remake in Godot, and what could go legally wrong? All of the assets (music, sfx, and art) are a part of the game on Steam, so I don't think I would have trouble using those assets if I made the user point to said Steam download themselves to prove they owned the game. Also most of my programming game experience stems from the Vita homebrew scene with vita2d, if that matters.

10/15/2019 00:28:53 CEST

Personal WineConf 2019 Report

I'm back home in Michigan after a couple of days in Toronto meeting up with Wine developers, testers, support staff, and volunteers. There were many interesting presentations, chit-chat, food and drink, and exploring Toronto and Ontario. Most attendees work at CodeWeavers but there was some from other organizations and a few independent volunteers. Some attendees arrived early to go exploring, some stayed later to do so.

Due to my workload I had to limit my stay. I've been in Toronto before, most recently for an Iron Maiden concert in August, so I didn't need to visit every tourist trap. I arrived Thursday evening at Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre after about a 400mi (645km) drive. Uneventful except I had to make a run to Toronto Pearson airport to pick up Zeb (wine-staging maintainer) who forgot to tell his bank about the trip and couldn't use his credit card to get a train ticket to the downtown area. After a tedious hunt for a parking spot in the loading area (very limited when there are several plane arrivals) we met up and I got him back to the hotel.

CodeWeavers had a day-long company meeting Friday so I joined a group headed to Niagara Falls for some sightseeing. Weather was good that day but it became cold and cloudy the rest of the weekend. After we returned I went out to dinner with a another group then back to the hotel to work on my presentation about the AppDB. Many of the attendees gathered at the hotel bar.

This is a summary of what I remember from the conference. There will be some official videos posted later although a few sessions weren't recorded due to the presenter's request, some over confusion about who wanted to be recorded (like mine), and general equipment problems. We need a better AV solution than a smartphone on a tripod.


Keynote - Alexandre Julliard: The usual graphs of what was added, fixed, or regressed over time. Regression fixes tend to pile up near stable releases which is to be expected. There were also some graphs showing patch submissions vs. developers (many only have 1 or two submissions, some have hundreds). Based on email account domains the CodeWeavers staff are responsible for the vast majority of submissions.

WineConf Agenda Review and CodeWeavers Company Update - Jeremy White: Overview for the noobs and general CodeWeavers business developments. Even with their Valve work they still have a strong Mac client base.

Steam and Wine: Where we are - Pierre-Loup Griffais, Valve (not recorded): One of the more anticipated talks. He covered Valve's history of Linux usage (on game servers since the original Half-Life) and developer attitudes towards it (even those releasing native ports don't do much performance tuning for them). Wine (Proton) is a way to reduce cross-platform support costs for these developers. Valve is also generally annoyed at Apple's constant Steam breakage Macs (IIRC, 32-bit support and Metal were specifically mentioned). One takeaway - Wine seems to be focused on "correct software" and Valve is on performance (critical to power gamers). Valve feels that performance needs to be part of "correctness".

AppDB: Goals, Needs, and Rulez - Jeff Hanson (me, not recorded): An attempt to identify what the purpose of the AppDB, rules and legal (DMCA) risks, and what the devs need. In short, it's mostly for users to compare experiences on different OSes. Devs almost never look at test reports unless they're a maintainer for an app. They only care about bug reports in Bugzilla. They sometimes look at How-Tos for installation instructions for more complicated installs, other linked bug reports for the same app they're trying to fix, and download links. There wasn't much discussion about screenshots so it's safe to assume they're only for users to compare results. The comments section predated the forums and is mostly redundant now. The app voting is practically useless as high-voted apps are pegged to the top-10 lists but rarely have test reports submitted. I suggested reverting a user's vote if they don't submit a test report every couple of months since there's no other way to determine if they're still using the app. Big problem is that the AppDB is badly in need of an overhaul so there's the question of patching it now or just replacing it entirely. Rosanne is in charge of it but has also taken over Wine package building and so doesn't have enough time to do any serious work on it. I found out later that the process for obtaining a DMCA "safe harbor" designation was started by Karen (SFLC) as a result of this presentation.

Software Freedom and Finding Our Path to Digital Autonomy (not recorded) - Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Law Center: Shared some personal anecdotes leading up to her interest in Free Software. She shared some history of successful and unsuccessful projects, especially with corporate influence. There was some discussion about CodeWeavers' influence over the Wine project. The consensus was that getting more organizations involved is desirable but there doesn't seem to be any other organization as committed to the project like CodeWeavers. One interesting bit of trivia is that Alexandre Julliard's contract with CodeWeavers states that he is mostly autonomous.

Wine's synchronization primitives - Zebediah Figura: Technical presentation of synchronization and it's affects on latency. Went into detail about kernel overhead and the like.

Remote debugger demo - Jacek Caban: Getting remote debugging working with Visual Studio. Seemed to be a bit of a pain to do but part of the benefit is being able to save debug data when the target system locks up.


Future of Wineconf/WineConf 2020 - Jeremy White: Discussion over locations, funding, and promoting. CodeWeavers has been funding most of it for the last two years as donations don't cover it. Note that the Software Freedom Conservancy helps with dev travel costs and Wine was one of their original member projects. There is an interest in getting more Wine users to attend and possibly hiring a community outreach coordinator to help with this and other promotional activities.

Update on Wine-Staging - Zebediah Figura: More submissions going upstream to mainline than they're receiving but one of the main problems they're having is insufficient testers. If you want to help get the patches into mainline Wine, look through the bug list for an app or game you are using and build Wine with the proposed patch and report if it works or breaks something else.

Coccinelle Tutorial / Presentation - Michael Stefaniuc: In short, a utility that uses a semantic patch language that can do things like complex search and replace on C code. On example given was to find and remove checks for null values that were filtering inputs to function calls that already had built-in null checking, thus reducing code bloat.

Wine D3D - Stefan Dsinger: An update on Direct3D support, Vulkan backends, etc. One part I remember from the discussion is that the closer you get to the hardware the less safeguards there are. Clients being able to lock-up a GPU is part of the trade-off. Security between GPU processes is also a concern.

The State of 32-bit on OS X(?) - Chip Davis: I'm not sure about the exact title since it's not on the schedule but this presentation concerned supporting 32-bit applications on macOS Catalina which dropped 32-bit support, and the possibility of Linux distros doing the same after the uproar of Ubuntu initially planning to do so. There are two solutions being worked on. The first is Hangover which involves usng QEMU for 32-bit functions but passing calls in and out of a VM is very slow. The second is based on thunking which is faster but much more complicated, requiring major changes to Wine and adding support to LLVM/Clang. So far they've only got a few apps working (Notepad, Steam, Plants vs. Zombies) but performance is much better than Hangover. The development is being prompted by CodeWeavers' customers but there is uncertainty if it will ever be part of Wine and/or maintained. It's future will be clearer when it gets closer to a usable state.

Afterwards there was a bunch of informal gatherings discussing various technical topics. I departed and spent many hours driving home.

Miscellaneous and Trivia

Group dinner Saturday was at Pogue Malone Pub and Kitchen. The food quality varied (mine was good) but their appetizers were well liked (servers really pushed them on us) and most people stuffed themselves on those. There was a toast to the late Jzef Kucia who worked on Vkd3d.

At one point during the conference there were Wine awards, in the form of wine cups, given to those who committed or reviewed the most patches and for the best new contributor.

Originally CodeWeavers bought their own games on Steam for testing. Once they started working on Proton they were given multiple "press" accounts by Valve which gives them access to everything. The accounts are not assigned to specific staff but some of the assigned systems are mostly used by a specific person. They mostly test menus, controllers, and basic game operation so not much depth. Valve internally doesn't do much more testing than that either, mostly looking for garbage submissions and malware.

Overall it was a really good time. Not sure where it's going to be held next year. Japan or Austin, Texas, USA have been proposed.

10/15/2019 00:17:41 CEST

Trying to game on a Chromebook

Any tips on how to game/download Linux on a Chromebook?

10/14/2019 23:05:14 CEST

[DEAL] Guns of Icarus Alliance (0,79€ / $0.99 at -80% 'lowest ever') until 21ˢᵗ Oct 2019
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/608800
10/14/2019 21:17:26 CEST

[DEAL] Earthlock (4,99€ / $5.99 at -80% 'lowest ever) until 18ᵗʰ Oct 2019
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/761030/announcements/detail/1582377291598905563
10/14/2019 21:12:03 CEST

PUBG on Proton w/ Manjaro || Lutris

Anyone been successful yet to play PUBG on Manjaro via either Lutris or Proton ? Only ever got so far as getting BattleEye crap to fail or nothing happens in the foreground (no game window open or else) but I get proton to generate GB of the logs over and over again.

10/14/2019 21:08:34 CEST

What's the best way to play COD mobile on Linux?

There's no way to install tencent gaming buddy. Would this work on Anbox or genymotion? I'm wondering if COD mobile needs a specific emulator for it or I'll get banned if I use third party emulator, like using Bluestack for playing PUBG will get me banned, as far as I know.

10/14/2019 18:54:47 CEST

How to use Plugins/Skins in LOTRO on Linux using Steam Proton.

Originally posted in r/LOTRO

I had a little difficulty figuring out how to add plugins and skins to LOTRO on Linux since I am using Steam to play it, and all of the existing instructions online are for Mac and Windows (obviously). Using the Windows instructions and my knowledge of the file system, I figured out how to do it, and I would like to make it easier for anyone else looking as well.

It's quite simple, and the Windows instructions apply to us here. The issue is finding your way to the proper Windows file system. It is VERY easy once you find the right path, so if you are new to Linux or gaming on Steam through Proton, don't fret! Just follow the steps and you will see how easy it is.

  1. Go to the location you have the game installed. In this case, we will assume the game is installed on your OS HDD for ease, but in my case, it was installed on another HDD. The instructions are the same wherever the game is installed. The important part is just getting to the compatdata folder. Navgiate to ".steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata"
  2. You need to find which one of these folders titled with random numbers is the one associated with LOTRO. I did this by clicking in each one and following the path "pfx/dosdevices/c:/users/steamuser/My Documents" in each of the folders to find which one had the "The Lord of the Rings Online" folder.
  3. Once you find which folder is the right one, it will look like this from beginning to end: .steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/random numbers/pfx/dosdevices/c:/users/steamuser/My Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online
  4. Create two new folders in this LOTRO folder called "Plugins" and "UI"
  5. Drag downloaded and extracted plugins into the new Plugins folder to begin using them in-game.
  6. You need to create another folder within the UI folder called "Skins"
  7. Drag downloaded and extracted skins into the new Skins folder to begin using them in-game.
  8. Enjoy your new skins and plugins on LOTRO running on Linux!

If anyone knows of a more streamlined way to do any step in this process please mention it in the comments below! I will update this post with those suggestions.

Protip: The JRR Skins Collection and Palantir II work flawlessly on Linux. They are the only two I have tried, and they both make my experience a lot better! Especially as a burglar, Palantir helps me manage buffs and morale. I use the short skins to make the UI look cleaner and switching back and forth between the map and gameply more practical. You should try them out!

10/14/2019 18:50:49 CEST

RTS "Taste of Power" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/758250/Taste_of_Power/
10/14/2019 18:13:25 CEST

Eternal Lands: any communities/forums/discords?

As per topic, is Eternal Land's communication landscape dead? there seem to always be players online, but trying to find a point of reference for what concerns discord/forums etc seems to not return much (or the forum seems to be inactive since March last year?)

10/14/2019 17:21:22 CEST

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Any chance we'll ever get Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on linux? The game looks really promising and it's probably going to be one of the biggest games next year. It's probably going to be a uwp game so I'm guessing not. I'm almost certain that it won't be ported officially but will something like proton or wine work on it? Just want to get the discussion going!

10/14/2019 16:44:52 CEST

grandummagus - Twitch
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/grandummagus
10/14/2019 16:41:41 CEST

Is Linux gaming ready for 2032?

The copyright for the Hobbit, and therefore the beginning of the fantasy genre as we know it, is free of copyright as of 2032. What kind of open, accessible game engines need to exist to allow individuals or small collectives of artists to make and sell art for games in this genre, so that Tolkien's aspiration for folklore isn't beholden to companies like Blizzard?

Will Linux gaming be ready to ride this wave?

10/14/2019 16:16:01 CEST

Anyone tried untitled goose game in proton?

Seems there's only two reports and they're running AMD. I have nvidia.

10/14/2019 16:08:00 CEST

Godot Engine - Vulkan progress report #4
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/vulkan-progress-report-4
10/14/2019 15:43:20 CEST

Vulkan To Better Handle Variable Rate Displays / Adaptive-Sync In The Future
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Vulkan-Adaptive-Sync-VRR-Future
10/14/2019 15:42:46 CEST

Vulkan 1.1.125 Released With SPIR-V 1.4 Support
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Vulkan-1.1.125-Released
10/14/2019 15:42:33 CEST

Save 50% on Rocket League® on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/252950/Rocket_League/
10/14/2019 15:31:23 CEST

Is it possible to get Wine to pretend I have a NVIDIA graphics card?

I am trying to get some older games to run on my Intel Coffee Lake iGPU.

One of them, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, has graphics options like "Soft Shadows" which are locked since it doesn't recognise the graphics card.

Is there a way to trick the game I have a NVIDIA GPU? I think an 8800 GT is roughly comparable to UHD 620 in terms of performance. I used to run the game on an XP machine with 8800 GT and it worked just fine, with all the options available.

10/14/2019 15:26:50 CEST

Indivisible Review (on Linux)
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/indivisible-review/
10/14/2019 14:55:35 CEST

PSnow can't find my DS4 controller


I can launch PSnow according to this topic, but it does not recognize the controller.

10/14/2019 13:07:57 CEST

Atari reveals new console to be an AMD based Linux box with Steam support.
URL: http://mailchi.mp/ataribox/first-look-ataribox-design-36241?e=316bc4d53e
10/14/2019 12:09:56 CEST

[Minecraft] Just found this path traced shaderpack that works on Mesa3D (AMD) on Linux!

It's called Molly and it's still a work in progress (aka there are still some bugs), but looks are really stunning and performance is great on an RX 580!
It's available on Patreon and there's a Discord server too!
You might give this a shot if you play Minecraft on an AMD graphics card! :)


10/14/2019 09:16:00 CEST

Upcoming RTS game Men of War: Arena confirmed to have Linux support
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/421010/eventcomments/1629663905430055232/?ctp=3#c1631916406846253740
10/14/2019 07:35:00 CEST

Strategy adventure game 'Pathway' has a huge Adventurers Wanted update, plus a note about Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/strategy-adventure-game-pathway-has-a-huge-adventurers-wanted-update-plus-a-note-about-linux.15187
10/14/2019 06:03:20 CEST

Wine gaming

Just to confirm I am on the right page here, If a cracked Windows game works flawlessnessly without cd... ie you install under Windows operating system, and apply various patches for nod patch,, then you take the game game and install with under wine, and it asks you to "insert disc x..: this s related to the incorrect patch only right ? or engine used,, not to the game suddenly os not working ?

In addition, it also makes it difficult as most games tested on WineHQ AppDB page are only for later engines... Am I correct older engines would be more likely not to the measures in to detect just DRM ?

And if so, your on your own here right with which engine would work with whatever game ? eg... it would just be trial and error ?

or could someone give me tips ? (I'm to interested in exact engine as I can work it out from there.. just need to know where to start, as bugger it if I will go through ALL possible engines. ... I don't have that time) so if I could at least isolate it down further, that would be good..

10/14/2019 04:28:50 CEST

1,5 years of Quake Champions performance (On Linux)
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/QuakeChampions/comments/dhjjjw/15_years_of_quake_champions_performance_on_linux/
10/14/2019 03:37:52 CEST

Skyrim not grabbing mouse properly

for some reason I can't get wine to properly grab the mouse when I play skyrim. When I try to turn in game, I can only turn around 45 degrees before my mouse hits the edge of the screen. I have "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows" enabled, I have tried various combinations of virtual desktops and windowed/fullscreened, I have set MouseWarpOverride to "force" in the registry, I have tried alt-tabbing to regrab focus, and I have tried different DEs and disabled/enabled compositing.

It might have broken after a recent update, as it has been working for me for a while before this. I am currently on wine 4.17-staging.

If anyone has any other ideas of things to try, I would love to hear them. I know this is a somewhat common problem but nothing I have found online has worked for me so far.

10/14/2019 02:55:20 CEST

open source Nouveau driver vs nvidia proprietary drivers which is better?

I always used amd on my linux machines, so now i'm using nvidia gpu so there is any difference between them in terms of which has better performance overall?

right now i'm using nvidia own drivers and i decided to ask here for people who used both or either for a better understanding of which is better choice.

however so far i noticed that unlike w10 my gpu doesnt reacts well with overclocking on linux, minor issue thou. worth the freedom of playing and using linux :)

10/14/2019 02:07:40 CEST

Proton: Back to Normal?
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/proton-back-to-normal/
10/14/2019 01:37:33 CEST

So I'm trying to set WINEPREFIX to manually install media foundation. I used the git clone command to get the files from the URL but I'm kinda stuck when it comes to setting it up I copied and pasted the command but as the image shows it states "no such file or directory" do I need to create one?
URL: https://i.redd.it/p3xv71as0es31.jpg
10/14/2019 00:49:36 CEST

I thought this community is bigger. Maybe someone can help me here. I'm really struggling to fix this
URL: https://i.redd.it/ynfvbh1mdcs31.png
10/13/2019 23:43:07 CEST

[FIX] White Battle.net Launcher With Lutris

Hey guys,

I recently have had problems with Battle.net Launcher being white whenever I launch World of Warcraft through Lutris after the most recent Bnet update. I thought I would post how I fixed this in case anyone else comes across a similar issue.

First things first:

wine-staging 4.17-2

lutris 0.5.3-1

winetricks 20190912

linux 5.3.5.arch1-1 Arch Linux

Lutris settings*:

These following settings are not necessarily what your settings should be, just the settings for my setup specifically.

Esync - Enabled

DXVK/D9VK - Disabled

Wine version - ge-protonified-nofshack-4.9-x86_64

  1. Start Lutris
  2. Right click on your desired Blizz game, click 'Wine Configuration'.
  3. On the menu at the top of the window, select 'Libraries'.
  4. Under "New override for library:", enter api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0 into the text box, then click 'Add' to the right.
  5. Repeat step 4, this time replacing api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0 with ucrtbase.
  6. Under the 'Existing overrides' category, ensure both of the overrides you just added are marked as (native, builtin).
  7. Click 'Apply' in the bottom right, and you should be good to go!
10/13/2019 23:20:55 CEST

External Video Recorders

Anyone of you GNU/Gamers have a recommendation for a external video recorder? Because AMD is a joke with their drivers I - there is no hardware accelerated video recording options and recording off my CPU is pathetic. Any ideas?

10/13/2019 21:36:17 CEST

Wine refuses to open

Not sure if the specific game matters to the diagnosis but I will detail it anyway. I am trying to mod the sprites for Jojo: Heritage for the Future and to open the palmodder I need Wine. The very first time I open it with Wine it will however after that Wine (stable) will just appear open and show nothing. Every time I delete all the mod files and retry (simulating doing it for the first time again) it works just that once. Why won't this damn thing work!!?!

10/13/2019 21:28:33 CEST

Any way to force lutris to use a specific file manager? (KDE/dolphin)

Im reposting this from a request I put on /r/lutris a while back because its been bugging me for a long ass time and I finally figured it out so if any one else runs across this issue, want to make sure it can be found.

as the title suggests.

I've noticed this is an issue only on distros that does not have my file browser/DE of choice as the default. When I was using manjaro with KDE as the pre-installed DE, it would load Dolphin as the default which is what I'd prefer to use.

however Im now using Pop_OS! and its default DE is, well im not sure exactly what it is, I think a POP flavored gnome 3 variant, I've never cared enough to look into it because I really dont like it. I always switch to KDE via loading the kubunt-desktop installer via the package manager.

in settings, Dolphin is set as the default file browser and pretty much every program obeys this rule with out any issues except lutris, lutris doesnt seem to care what the default is now. Any time I do a right click > "browse files" it always seems to use the default file manager the system came pre-installed with.

Is there any way I can force this? a config file some where perhaps?

EDIT: I actually I think I figured this out, entirely by accident and updating my post in case any one else runs across this.

I was trying to get mComix to open an entire folder of images and noticed that after setting it to be "remembered" chrome was trying to open mComix when I'd choose "display in browser" for downloaded files. I set dolphin back to be "remembered" as the program for opening folders and have noticed that lutris is now defaulting to dolphin.

here is what you'll do.

  1. open dolphin, find any folder/directory.
  2. right click said folder
  3. hover over "open with" > "add other application"
  4. search for Dolphin
  5. check the box that says "Remember application association for all files of type "folder" (inode/directory)"
  6. hit OK
10/13/2019 21:27:52 CEST

Join GOG in support of the International Day Against DRM
URL: https://www.gog.com/news/join_us_in_support_of_the_international_day_against_drm
10/13/2019 21:06:04 CEST

Horror puzzler point-and-click "Play with Me" gets another simultaneous Linux/Mac/Windows update (32 and 64-bit) in time for Halloween.
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/725780/discussions/0/1692659135912463350/
10/13/2019 20:55:16 CEST

Is there a Linux Gaming Discord?

Hey all,

is there a discord server for linux gaming? Would love to join.

10/13/2019 20:12:44 CEST

Troubles with installing wine32 on a 64-bit Debian

Hi, I have a 64bit Debian 10 machine and have tried to install wine32 on it.

I have enabled multiarch and updated the apt cache.

When I try to install wine32 i run into the following error:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
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:
 wine32:i386 : Depends: libwine:i386 (= 4.0-2) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Trying to install libwine:i386 just results in other errors similar to the above.

I have tried various guides and tutorials on the internet but none of them seems to work.

10/13/2019 20:04:50 CEST

Scripting/Graphical Errors help!

Hello, I am trying to write a script to change my resolution to fit into the 800x600 window of a wine game. It works perfectly except I can see the window bar at the top of the program. I tried --pos command but it didn't work. I have tried playing around with emulate virtual desktop in winecfg.

P.S. is there a script command to hide the system panel while the game is running?

Also, my game has grid lines on it - how would I remove those.

Thank you!

//changes desktop resolution to game resolution

xrandr --output LVDS --mode 800x600 --scale 0.78x0.78 --panning 800x600

//launches game

WINEPREFIX=~/DiabloLutris WINEARCH=win32 wine ~/DiabloLutris/drive_c/'Program Files'/'Diablo II'/Game.exe -w

//changes desktop resolution to default after game is exited

xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1024x768 --scale 1x1 --panning 1024x768

10/13/2019 19:49:06 CEST

Odds and ends, the Linux and gaming Sunday Section
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/odds-and-ends-the-linux-and-gaming-sunday-section.15202
10/13/2019 19:32:06 CEST

Is Project RIP using Vulkan on Linux?

I can't enable Gallium HUD on my Radeon RX 550 with Mesa 19.2.1. Is Project RIP using Vulkan on Linux? Can anyone confirm?

I don't think something is wrong with my PC since Ravenfield and Indivisible display Gallium HUD.


The Steam Store page doesn't mention Vulkan on the Linux system requirements but DirectX 12 is mentioned for Windows.

10/13/2019 18:32:40 CEST

Which peripheral software work through wine?

Hello nice people,

I would like to buy a keyboard and a mouse in future. I was wondering if their software would work through wine? Software examples such as the GMMK keyboard. Or should I give up on using its features on Linux?

Thank you.

10/13/2019 18:03:23 CEST

Battle.net error BLZBNTBTS0000005B

I've tried to install battlenet from this lutris installer:


Installer leads to this: https://img.aijaa.com/b/00328/14754847.jpg


Xubuntu 19.04, all dependencies and what need to be done are done.

10/13/2019 16:35:39 CEST

Battle.net issue

I've tried to install battlenet from this lutris installer:


Installer leads to this: https://img.aijaa.com/b/00328/14754847.jpg


Xubuntu 19.04, all dependencies and what need to be done are done.

10/13/2019 16:34:19 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for October 13, 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!

10/13/2019 15:33:07 CEST

Apex legends on linux?

Has anyone gotten Apex legends to run on Linux?

Using pop_os

I have two drives one windows one Linux, the problem I've been having lately is Windows will connect to WiFi but won't have internet access, but pop_os works fine. Only thing keeping me on windows is Apex legends at the moment.

Would be great to hear if anyone has had any success with running Apex on Linux or albeit probably not the right subreddit, but if they've seen the issue I've been having with Windows wifi

10/13/2019 15:19:41 CEST

What driver should I use? I have a Nvidia 740M on my laptop, I tried using the 415 but it doesn't work... (Currently using 410)
URL: https://i.redd.it/mef160uj2bs31.png
10/13/2019 14:55:34 CEST

Does DiRT Rally 2.0 have a built-in benchmark mode?

I read Windows performance reviews of DiRT Rally 2.0 and they used game play because there is no benchmark mode.

But I saw Phoronix test DiRT Rally 2.0.

If the game has a built-in benchmark mode, how do I access it?

It's currently on sale and I'm interested to buy.

10/13/2019 13:20:57 CEST

5700 XT Performance and Support

I'm considering purchasing a new graphics card, and I was hoping you guys could let me know how your 5700 XTs are performing? Especially since Kernel 5.3 has been out nearly a month now.


10/13/2019 10:54:03 CEST

to kill of 32 bit libraries or not to kill of 32 bit libraries?

As you might know then there has been a lot of talk about dropping 32 libraries. Some of those libraries are needed play games.
What do you do about? Kill of those libraries and also dropping our beloved games? Make some compatible layers like DOSBOX but for 32 bit games? Or keep 32 libraries around unto people stop playing those games?

10/13/2019 10:31:23 CEST

Save 66% on Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/418240/Shadow_Tactics_Blades_of_the_Shogun/
10/13/2019 10:27:35 CEST

First Person Survival Horror Game "Walls Closing In" Has Released A Linux Version
URL: https://scythedevteam.itch.io/walls-closing-in
10/13/2019 08:33:45 CEST

Local Multiplayer Brawler "Knife Only" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://cattamelly.itch.io/knife-only
10/13/2019 08:31:15 CEST

First Person Horror Game "Promnesia" Released Linux Demo
URL: https://thehive.itch.io/promnesia
10/13/2019 08:19:59 CEST

Grand Theft Auto V Direct3D 11/DXVK issue

Hello! I recently got set up in Manjaro, and I've got GTA V set up using the Lutris install script. And fixed the launcher issue using my own version of these instructions.

Now, when I play the game (In Direct 3D 10.1 mode), performance is fine, everything seems to work well (minus settings not applying unless you do it a specific way). But when I switch to Direct3D 11 mode and run the benchmark, daylight appears *extremely* bright, and obviously glitched.

I've got an RX570, using the default AMDGPU drivers. Anyone else get this result? Anyone else have it working? Any suggestions?

10/13/2019 05:29:35 CEST

Green With Envy app for nvidia overclocking all greyed out

I installed it because i want to overclock my gpu but this seems to not even recognize i've a gpu as all fields are empty and greyed out. i got the drivers installed 430.

10/13/2019 05:05:35 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Benchmark - DXVK vs VKD3D vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wqB7qu8Ry4
10/13/2019 03:17:58 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Benchmark - DXVK vs VKD3D vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wqB7qu8Ry4
10/13/2019 03:17:25 CEST

Indivisible added "public_unstable" build for testing fixes
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/421170/announcements/detail/3651782144218929610
10/13/2019 01:55:23 CEST

Really Happy With Dragon Age Inquisition's Performance Using Lutris / WINE

Hi everyone, just started a new playthrough of Dragon Age Inquisition on Linux using Lutris / WINE for the first time, and really impressed on how well it runs so far.

Check it out below.


Has anyone encountered any problems later on in the game?



10/13/2019 00:38:33 CEST

My experience dealing with AMD Rewards for the newest promo (Borderlands 3 or Ghost Recon Breakpoint and xbox game pass).

Just wanted to give a heads up for anyone looking at getting an AMD card to take advantage of the new promotion.

I wasn't expecting things to go smoothly and I wasn't disappointed.

I had read some people here talking about a previous promotion that used web based verification. That got my hopes up a bit. However, the website just prompted me to download the Product Verification Tool.
Naturally the Product Verification Tool doesn't work in WINE so I thought I'd try emailing support to see if they could manually verify my account, like I've seen others talk about here.

They just said "PVT requires Windows". I tried replying back, asking about manual verification that happened in the past, asking what else besides the sales invoice they'd require. That got me a week of silence from support.

I finally just installed Windows on an old drive so I could redeem the codes. Luckily, redeeming the game code worked without an issue. However, immediately after verifying the game code, I tried verifying the xbox game code and the PVT kept failing with a Connection Error. Tried reinstalling, tried rebooting. Nothing worked.

I love AMD for their open source efforts, but the way they run their promotions is ridiculous.

10/12/2019 23:00:50 CEST

Invisible downloads (a bug that came with shader pre-caching update) are actually visible with new library
URL: https://i.redd.it/vapjphlk76s31.png
10/12/2019 22:44:54 CEST

Project R.I.P. released on Steam (Singleplayer Horror Survival First Person Horde Shooter)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1131400/Project_RIP/
10/12/2019 21:49:23 CEST

My ffmpeg streaming script

Had a consistent issue where OBS would sporadically cause mouse input to slow down in some games, so I wanted to write an ffmpeg twitch streaming script.



resolution="$(xdpyinfo | awk '/dimensions/{print $2}')" scaled="1920x1080" scmode="lanczos" fps="30" threads="0" bitrate="6000k" nvenc=0 quality="veryfast" asamplerate="44100" achannels="2" abitrate="160k" pulsedev="default" streamkey="$(cat ${HOME}/conf/twitchkey)" server="live-jfk" saveto="${HOME}/vid/screenrec" savewhenstreaming=1

fail () { printf '%s\n' "$@" >&2 exit 1 }

out= if [ "$(basename -- $0)" = "twitch" ]; then [ -n "${streamkey}" ] || fail "unable to load stream key" out="[f=flv]rtmp://${server}.twitch.tv/app/${streamkey}" if [ "${savewhenstreaming}" -eq 1 ] && [ -n "${saveto}" ]; then out="${out}|[onfail=ignore]${saveto}/$(date -u +%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S).mkv" fi elif [ "$(basename -- $0)" = "rec" ]; then out="${saveto}/$(date -u +%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S).mkv" else fail "I don't even know who I am." fi

scaleargs= if [ -n "${scaled}" ] && [ "${resolution}" != "${scaled}" ]; then scaleargs="-vf scale=$(echo "${scaled}" | sed 's/x/:/') -sws_flags ${scmode:-bilinear}" fi

codec=libx264 if [ "${nvenc}" -eq 1 ] && ffmpeg 2>&1 | grep -- "--enable-nvenc" >/dev/null; then codec="h264_nvenc -cbr 1" fi

ffmpeg \ -f x11grab \ -s ${resolution} \ -r ${fps} \ -i :0.0 \ -f pulse \ -i ${pulsedev} \ -c:v ${codec} \ ${scaleargs} \ -g $((${fps}2)) \ -keyintmin ${fps} \ -b:v ${bitrate} \ -minrate ${bitrate} \ -maxrate ${bitrate} \ -pix_fmt yuv420p \ -preset ${quality} \ -profile:v main \ -c:a aac \ -ac 2 \ -ar ${asamplerate} \ -af aresample=async=1 \ -flags +global_header \ -f tee \ -map 0:v \ -map 1:a \ -threads ${threads:-0} \ -strict normal \ -bufsize ${bitrate} \ "${out}" 2>&1 | sed 's/(twitch.tv/app/)live[a-zA-Z0-9_]/\1STREAMKEY/g' ```

  • Run as twitch to stream, run as rec (rename the script, or symlink) to record
  • Supports simultaneous recording and streaming (does not double-encode)
  • By default, looks for your twitch streaming key at ~/home/conf/twitchkey
  • Tries to filter the stream key from the command line output to avoid accidental leakage
  • NOTE: Does not filter it from the ffmpeg command line! Might leak through htop windows wide enough to display the full commandline! (Recommend a way to avoid that?)

If you see anything that can be done better, I'd appreciate a ping!

10/12/2019 20:30:58 CEST

[DEAL] Figment (7,79€ / $7.79 at -61% 'lowest ever') until 14ᵗʰ Oct 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/493540/announcements/detail/1600392323714230640
10/12/2019 20:26:21 CEST

Indivisible - Radeon RX 550 4GB - Manjaro 18.1 - Mesa 19.2.1
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfdE6vUwyI4
10/12/2019 19:52:44 CEST

ScummVM 2.1.0 "Electric Sheep" has been produced
URL: https://www.scummvm.org/news/20191013/
10/12/2019 19:43:30 CEST

OpenSpades: open-source voxel first person shooter
URL: https://github.com/yvt/openspades
10/12/2019 19:08:38 CEST

Best WM?

I currently run i3wm. What else... Sway has too much else that I've got to think about... What is the fastest wm? IS there such a thing? I don't have a display manager either. Should I be?

10/12/2019 18:29:43 CEST

RPCS3 Progress Report August 2019
URL: https://rpcs3.net/blog/2019/10/09/progress-report-august-2019/
10/12/2019 17:45:54 CEST

AMD support for older graphic cards sucks so bad comparing to Windows

I have been using Linux for almost 4 years, and I have tested many distro, and the one that I liked the most is Linux Mint Cinnamon, because it is so customizable, and it is has many widgets. I have stopped using Windows for quite some time, but lately I had to install Windows to flash a newer bios for my laptop, and I tested some games, and I was so surprised! The performance of DX11 games is 2X the performance of DXVK, and the performance of DX9 games is 4X the performance of D9VK. I know that I am using an older AMD GPU that only support Vulkan 1.0, but I thought that I am getting 75% of Windows performance not 50% percent of Windows performance at max, so I decided to switch back to Windows, because I use a laptop, and I can't afford to buy a new laptop that has better support for Linux.

10/12/2019 17:17:35 CEST

An older, super fun game with great linux support which has a low player base - Let's show Awesomenauts some love
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/204300/Awesomenauts__the_2D_moba/
10/12/2019 16:56:40 CEST

Forager refund

Are you getting refunds of Forager ? (I mean if Steam approves them if you have more than 2hrs into it ?)

10/12/2019 16:44:51 CEST

Crazy Idea: What if Valve is supporting Linux because it makes a profit... right now?

I see a lot of ideas about why Valve is supporting Linux. Some say it is out of the goodness of their hearts, many say they are hedging bets against Microsoft, some think they are investing in the future, etc. And while this may all be the case, one reason I hardly see mentioned is that supporting Linux brings them a net profit right now and that it doesn't matter about what Microsoft does, what the future holds or whatever (though no doubt, all these arguments may be a bonus).

I found some numbers online on how much revenue Valve actually makes with Steam and took the opportunity to do a back-of-the-envelope calculation of how much profit Valve may be making with Linux and arrived at an estimated 5 million USD of profit (not revenue) per year with Linux alone. Not bad for a company with under 500 employees (360 in 2016 according to Wikipedia).

See the table below for my (highly speculative) estimation calculation.


Obviously, there are a lot of caveats here. Numbers such as the DLC Revenue Percentage (relative to non-DLC revenue) and profit margin are completely made up by me. If you have sources with some realistic estimates, I'll be glad to update the table.

Also, some additional notes:

The "Linux Revenue Factor" is a factor representing how much revenue an Linux user generates relative to an overall average user. I introduced this because data from Humble Bundles seemed to indicate that Linux gamers tend to spend more money on games than Windows gamers.

The numbers from 2018 are simply projected, assuming that revenue will grow at the exact same rate as it did from 2016 to 2017.

ODS File used for calculation: https://we.tl/t-c7EmjvnGjt


10/12/2019 16:10:21 CEST

Arizona Sunshine VR running through Steam play
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P60mMgUCqBs
10/12/2019 15:07:58 CEST

Do I have to start fresh with Steam games?

I'm planning on installing Manjaro and I was wondering if it were possible to migrate already downloaded steam games or even just load up your steam library from a different hard drive that is just used for storage that's formatted as NTFS. Would this work or will I have to re-download games.

10/12/2019 11:39:29 CEST

Where do you donate money to when you want a better Linux experience?

Nothing in this world is free and the developers need money to improve the Linux experience. For some part is it obvious where to put money. If I want better games on Linux I buy those who are already there that I like.

But for everything else I am unsure where my money does the best good. Should it go to the distro who packages the software I use? Or to tools like Godot? I cannot support everything, so where does it the most good? And what would a fair amount be? How much do you donate?

10/12/2019 11:19:35 CEST

Elgato Stream Deck on Linux: now easier with streamdeck_ui (unofficial)
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/ElgatoGaming/comments/dfhkfm/elgato_stream_deck_on_linux_now_easier_with/
10/12/2019 11:06:43 CEST

Glorious model O software

Hi, I have recently bought the model O mouse from Glorious, and I wanted to try if I could use the software for the mouse. First I tried with wine but it resulted in a windows saying "device is not connected".Then I also installed a Windows 10 VM but I have the same resulted. It looks like my pc doesn't recognize the mice and can't send the info about the mice to the drivers or something like that.

I also research on the web before, but no one seems to have encoutered the same issue as me.

So I don't know if there are a workaround to make it worked or if I just missing somethings. If any of you have the same problem or know a way to understand the issue, I'm all ears.

My setup is :

OS : Manjaro KDE 18.1.1

Kernel : 5.2.20-1-MANJARO

Laptop : MSI GE702PC Apache

(sorry for bad english)

10/12/2019 11:01:48 CEST

Save 50% on Monster Prom on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/743450/Monster_Prom/
10/12/2019 09:25:46 CEST

Wine Battle.net/Blizzard Client Fix
URL: https://youtu.be/W0a0gkmjmBw
10/12/2019 08:41:21 CEST

For those still using Windows primarily, what would it take to get you