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It's Official. Bumblebee Is Declared Endangered.
URL: https://iheartintelligence.com/bumblebee-declared-endangered/?fbclid=IwAR1WDF4zK4fEAQUlFoUxS11Cc7PKsQcvdOUUmq0ddu08iBvwYfPSsJCE5vY
11/21/2018 01:12:34 CEST

PlayOnLinux 4.3 Released with POL 5 Winebuild Compatibility
URL: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2018/11/playonlinux-4-3-released-with-pol-5-winebuild-compatibility/
11/20/2018 23:06:06 CEST

Nvidia Driver 415.18 released


Fixed a bug that caused corruption on vkCmdCopyImage calls for non-2D texture targets.

Fixed a bug that caused mode switches to fail when an SDI output board was connected.

Fixed a bug that could cause rendering corruption in Vulkan programs. Added a new hook script, "pre-unload", to the nvidia-installer hook script system.

This script, if present, will be executed before nvidia-installer attempts to unload existing NVIDIA kernel modules.

Fixed a bug that caused vkGetPhysicalDeviceDisplayPropertiesKHR() to occasionally return incorrect values for physicalResolution.

Added the synchronization state for PRIME Displays to nvidia-settings. Improved error reporting in eglSwapBuffers() by generating codes for some missing error types, and adding additional detail to the already existing ones.

Improved the appearance and functionality of the nvidia-settings control panel when it is resized to small sizes.

Updated the nvidia-settings control panel to prevent some icons from being displayed incorrectly while using some GTK+ themes.

Fixed a bug that could cause WINE to crash on recent OS releases.

Fixed a bug that could cause an X server crash when exiting Vulkan applications running on X servers with UBB enabled.

Fixed an X driver bug that caused the "NoEdidModes" token of the "ModeValidation" X configuration option to reject non-EDID modes whose timings matched EDID modes.

Changed the NvEncCreateBitstreamBuffer API call in the NvEncodeAPI library to return NV_ENC_ERR_UNIMPLEMENTED instead of NV_ENC_SUCCESS when the encoder instance is configured to run in motion estimation-only mode.

As an indirect consequence of this change, users running the AppEncME sample application from the Video Codec SDK prior to SDK version 8.2.16 will observe a segmentation fault due to bugs in the NvEncoder class.

It is recommended that users download the latest version of the SDK, where these bugs have been fixed, from https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-video-codec-sdk.

Fixed an OpenGL driver bug that caused the upper bounds of floating-point viewports, specified through the ARB_viewport_array extension, to be clipped incorrectly.

Added a new X configuration option "HardDPMS" which is disabled by default, but can be enabled to put displays to sleep with modesets rather than VESA DPMS.

This may fix some displays that fail to sleep when DPMS becomes active.

"HardDPMS" will be enabled by default in a future release.

Raised the minimum supported X.Org xserver version to 1.5 (video driver ABI version 4).

Enabled the NVreg_EnableBacklightHandler kernel module option by default.

Removed the LinuxThreads version of the /usr/lib/libnvidia-tls.so library and replaced it with the NPTL one that was previously installed in /usr/lib/tls/.

This fixes crashes on Debian systems when the /etc/ld.so.nohwcap file is present.

Updated nvidia-installer to allow the --no-cc-version-check option to disable the compiler version check when installing with DKMS.

Changed the minimum required Linux kernel version from 2.6.9 to 2.6.32.

Fixed an OpenGL bug where conditional rendering (NV_conditional_render) was incorrectly affecting mipmap generation.

11/20/2018 21:47:43 CEST

Alternative panel to tint2 with vol control and network icon? going to replace xfce panel!

Hello there, im looking to replace xfce panel by something lighter, but tint2 doesnt supports vol control that good...im looking for an lighter replacement to xfce panel, wanna see opened windows and vol control + tray icon, tips?

11/20/2018 21:25:40 CEST

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Announced, Releases on Windows Feb 14 - Any News on Linux?
URL: https://civilization.com/news/entries/civilization-vi-gathering-storm-new-expansion-release-date-pc-february-14-2019/
11/20/2018 20:45:00 CEST

Total War: WARHAMMER II is out now for Linux!

The New World is now yours to defend or destroy, so grab Total War: WARHAMMER II from Steam or the Feral Store to leap into its devastating battles and massive campaigns.

11/20/2018 18:41:29 CEST

First launch after installing antergos, went ingame texture for ground is missing? Updated my graphics drivers, still nothing
URL: https://i.redd.it/q9ke8r6auiz11.png
11/20/2018 18:34:59 CEST

Want to see the latest 7 Days to Die alpha on Linux? Sin from GOL is streaming now
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/gamingonlinux?7da17
11/20/2018 16:55:03 CEST

This War of Mine: The Last Broadcast (ep2) DLC after few days of delay released for Linux
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/974610/This_War_of_Mine_Stories__The_Last_Broadcast_ep_2/
11/20/2018 16:52:37 CEST

My summer car mouse bug

My cursor is moving to the down right slightly when scrolling and making minor movements

11/20/2018 16:49:36 CEST

Fallout 76

Anyone had any luck getting Fallout 76 to work under Wine?

11/20/2018 16:42:08 CEST

Totalwar Warhammer 2 for Linux is now available for download on Steam
11/20/2018 16:40:08 CEST

Shadow of the Tomb Raider coming to Linux in 2019

Penguins! Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the thrilling conclusion to Lara Croft's origin story, is coming to Linux. Check out the trailer on YouTube now.

11/20/2018 14:54:44 CEST

Question, difficult to explain, see text...

So this is going to be difficult to explain as I'm a Linux and Wine novice, and don't have the correct terms, hence, my vague title.

So i'm running Neverwinter Nights on a chromebook. I'm kinda in between "real" computers right now, so this is my only option for games unfortunately. Luckily I like older games! Anyway, as anyone who knows anything about chromebooks knows, they have very little storage (usually 16 GB). By the time I have installed software center, playonlinux, all the things I need to run NWN, and then actually install the game, I have less than 2 GB left.

The only reason I was even able to do it is I have a 32 GB mircro SD card that I kept the .exe and .bin on. Anyway it kinda sucks having NWN and not being able to play mods, as that's like the whole point of the game, in case you don't know anything about it. So here's my question, finally; is there a way to tell playonlinux/wine/the game (again novice here) to look for a directory in another location, other than the installation directory? What I'm thinking is if one of the folders get's too big (probably the hak folder, if you know the game you know what I'm talking about) I can put in on my SD card and then somehow make the game look for the hak folder there?

It might be a stretch, but I thought I'd ask. I might just end up buying a hard drive, but if there's an easy solution I can use temporarily that would be ideal as I don't have much money.

11/20/2018 14:42:30 CEST

Feral Interactive: Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming to macOS and Linux in 2019
URL: https://twitter.com/feralgames/status/1064873371115098112
11/20/2018 14:30:30 CEST

Project Gorgon has released a free Demo!
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-early-access-mmo-project-gorgon-now-has-a-demo-available.13002
11/20/2018 13:51:22 CEST

Artifact sick game huge cred to valve


For those of you that don't know, Valve is releasing a new card game called Artifact (28 November). Obviously native Linux support since Valve is the best.

I basically just wanna give Valve some cred and a little shoutout at this subreddit. For those interested in not only a card game but also a more strategic game compared to whats out there, i'd recommend Artifact. I'm in the beta right now been playing for about 20 hours and it's amazing. Every game is different and interesting in it's own way.

The game is 20$ and that's basically it. The draft mode which is a ton of fun doesn't require you too have the entire collection of cards so no need to buy and open tons of packs and this mode is for now the most played by the majority of the beta players.

The game had a little hard beta opening but valve managed to read the community feedback, come up with fixes and respond which is amazing to me since this took valve like 20 hours while some other companiesblizzard that i used to spend my money on it takes months.....

So far it looks like Valve is putting a lot of effort into this game so... Go check it out!

20$ - support Valve, steam, proton, Linux gaming, dxvk, wine, whatnot and have a blast with it!

11/20/2018 12:59:01 CEST

Data as Labour – SingularityNET
URL: https://blog.singularitynet.io/data-as-labour-cfed2e2dc0d4
11/20/2018 12:43:21 CEST

World of Warcraft low fps and stutter with AwesomeWM


I'm quite happy with the current state of Linux gaming and I installed World of Warcraft without any issues.

In my current setup, I use AwesomeWM with Compton. When I launch WoW and focus on the game, it runs with 5-10 fps and the cursor is lagging. When I switch to another window, the game runs at 60 fps with no issues. This only occurs when I'm using AwesomeWM. I tried with Gnome - it doesn't do that.

When I disabled Compton, the game seemingly runs a bit better but still has way lower fps when focused, and the cursor is lagging system-wide.

Does anyone know why it happens when using AwesomeWM?

11/20/2018 12:39:58 CEST

what is the best free-to-play games on steam/steam-play that run on OpenGL 2.1?
11/20/2018 12:27:00 CEST

Using ImageMagick to Save the Character Screen for Diablo II
URL: https://medium.com/@Cryptography/using-imagemagick-to-save-the-character-screen-for-diablo-ii-514b692a4e72
11/20/2018 11:26:51 CEST

Play non-Steam Stand-alone Windows Games in Proton / Steam Play with easy trick in linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB97EJXGACM
11/20/2018 09:03:31 CEST

Madam -- Play as a maid and try not to be beaten! [Dark, Puzzle, Stealth]
URL: https://asheraryam.itch.io/madam
11/20/2018 08:38:11 CEST

Shadowgrounds Survivor 85% off at Humble Store
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/shadowgrounds-survivor
11/20/2018 05:33:50 CEST

The Novelist 80% off at Humble Store
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/the-novelist
11/20/2018 05:33:15 CEST

Invisigun Heroes 70% off at Itch.io
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11/20/2018 05:29:46 CEST

Super Potato Bruh 75% off at Itch.io
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11/20/2018 05:28:59 CEST

SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell 50% off at GOG
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/seum_speedrunners_from_hell
11/20/2018 05:26:28 CEST

Lutris on Pop_OS 18.10 chokes on installing WoW in the exact same place.

I'm running the latest "platinum"-rated WoW script for lutris on the latest, fresh install of Pop_OS 18.10 (https://lutris.net/games/world-of-warcraft/). The installer says it's 'Downloading https://lutris.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/runners/wine/wine-esync-staging-pba-3.16-x86_64.tar.gz'. It gets to 56.00/104.44MB (2.64 MB/s), 0:00:18 remaining and just freezes there. Every. Single. Time. Yes, I've installed wine and all of the recommended dependencies.

Any notion what I might have done / am doing wrong? More importantly, what might I do to troubleshoot or even fix the problem?

Thanks in advance for any guidance.


11/20/2018 04:33:38 CEST

Is this card compatible with DXVK?

this is the card: Asus R5230-SL-1GD3-L

If it matters, I use Arch.

11/20/2018 03:11:27 CEST

7 Days to Die Alpha 17 Experimental now available to opt-in - MASSIVE update! (15 months dev time)

To get this you must opt-in to latest_experimental in the beta tab

7 Days to Die Alpha 17 (A17) is the biggest alpha release to date, with 15 months of development behind it. Many have commented that it feels like a new game. Each Alpha release is a "complete game" as this is a zombie horde survival crafting game with no exact end just as Minecraft has no end, so don't be turned off by the "Early Access" status of this game. Please give it a try, you can always refund it if you don't enjoy it, and support these developers who have been supporting Linux for a long time now!

7 Days to Die Steam Store Page

Videos of Alpha 17

One of the dev's Twitter account where he posts about 7DtD content

This was the release notes posted a few days ago but the A17-Experimental release notes will be similar.

Link to A17 Official Early Release Notes

A17 Official Early Release Notes

Hey Survivors,

We just release Alpha 17 Experimental. Check our forums for more information on opting in and helping us find the biggest issues. Forum Post

Hard to believe but its been nearly a year and a half since our last major update. That said, this has been our longest and largest update so far. On top of that, its the biggest content drop weve ever done. In the future, you can expect shorter 3 month build cycles as we have done all the heavy framework changes we wanted to do in this build.

Please remember that this is an experimental build, so it is not without issues. It still needs bug fixing, balancing and optimizations. More optimizations are coming, so if you are not getting the performance you did in previous builds, we highly recommend you lower your resolution and view distance as the first steps. Our team has commented how much better the game looks than previous builds even with a lower resolution and view distance as the HD textures, PBR and distance trees have really changed the game. If youre still not seeing enough performance, lower reflection quality and tree quality.

Problems aside, Alpha 17 is great and in the spirit of getting Alpha 17 it into the hands of our community, we opted to get it out sooner to help us in our goal of a stable version out before the end of the year.

We are extremely excited and proud of this build which was a huge team effort and we believe it truly is a new game. Now without further ado, here is a complete list of Alpha 17 release notes!

Alpha 17 Official Early Release Notes (B184)

Art, Lighting, PBR Rendering and Texture Streaming

First off, weve updated Unity Engine versions to take advantage of physically based rendering features, as well as greatly improved scene lighting. We have also integrated Unitys new Texture Streaming which lowers texture ram and provides support for crisp HD textures. This streaming allows us to add nearly unlimited art content in future updates.

  • Nearly all objects and surfaces in game have been improved to support the new lighting features.
  • Ambient lighting improved to show more natural scene lighting.
  • Many surfaces now light with natural subtle reflections to improve overall scene appearance.

Party System

Join up with friends to form a Party which allows you to play together much easier. Do this by simply inviting a player to your Party from the players menu tab. The system offers these benefits:

  • Share team XP with nearby party members of Zombie Kills
  • Share Quests.
  • Track Party members location, and health.

Quest System

Weve added a brand-new quest system. The player receives quests by simply talking to a Trader and looking at his offered jobs and accepting a quest. The player can progress through the ranks of 6 quest difficulty tiers receiving better reward choices for each quest and for graduating each Tier. With it comes a new quest reward system that gives the player XP, money and a growing choice of multiple rewards that can be modified by perking up into the new Daring Adventurer Perk. The system supports many new and old quest types including:

  • Clear Sleeper
  • Fetch
  • Hidden Cache
  • Buried Supplies
  • Clear and Fetch
  • Clear and Hidden Cache
  • Treasure (Old)
  • Challenge (Updated)

Navezgane Improvements

The Navezgane world grew from 16 square kilometers to 36 square kilometers in size and has been given a new terrain height overhaul. They height is much more extreme and natural looking. You will not recognize the world.


Weve re-imagined dozens of original A16 locations with a complete art and gameplay overhaul converting them to beautiful and quest-able dungeon experiences. We have also created many brand-new locations. These locations are all setup to support a variety of quests of 6 Tier difficulties. All locations are working in Navezgane and Random Gen worlds. Over 125 new locations and counting. Some of these include:

  • Shamway Factory
  • Shotgun Messiah Factory
  • Navezagne Hospital
  • Perishton Courthouse
  • 4 Skyscrapers in Departure
  • New giant Perishton Church
  • 4 new Perishton Business Strips
  • 9 Old Businesses
  • 8 Abandoned houses (Non Quest)
  • Apartment Building
  • 65 Houses of varying size and challenge
  • 8 Ramshackle Survivor Sites
  • Water Works Utility Company
  • 3 Army Camps
  • 3 Barns
  • Bus Stop (Non Quest)
  • Cemetery
  • Road Culvert (Navezgane Olny)
  • 7 New Garages
  • Red Mesa Installation
  • Vacant Lot
  • Gas Station
  • Docks


Weve completely rewritten and overhauled the vehicle system with from the ground up making many new additions, improvements and changes include:

  • New real physics that make the vehicles feel like a real driving game
  • New Bicycle vehicle that consumes stamina when you pedal it
  • New Badass Motorbike vehicle
  • New 44 vehicle that allows a friend to ride shotgun as a passenger
  • New Gyrocopter vehicle allows players to own the skies
  • Updated minibike that uses the new systems
  • New vehicle placement system
  • New vehicle camera system with turning to where you are looking
  • New vehicle controls for hop and turbo. Vehicle control binds were added in a menu/controls/vehicle section
  • New vehicle sound system that handles gears and loops better
  • New ragdoll system so you can drive over zombies and they will realistically ragdoll react to vehicle impacts and go flying in the air taking damage. Surprisingly they can get up again if you didnt kill them.
  • Improved vehicle storage so its on its own radial button with different storage amounts per vehicle
  • New Vehicle mod support. The system will allow players to install vehicle mods that can make vehicles perform better, have more storage and more. Note: Mod items are coming in a future version. This replaces changing of vehicle parts

AI and Pathing

Weve completely overhauled the enemy AI and pathing, writing an entirely new A-Star pathing system that rocks. Enemies can do many things in this system including:

  • New path calculations based on distance vs destroying blocks and uses the block health including block downgrades
  • New movement, turning and target estimation
  • New obstacle detection to better path around or destroy
  • New jumping across gaps and up onto ledges (Spiders have a long jump)
  • Improved jumping onto obstacles
  • Updated jump animations with three separate parts
  • Improved handling of stairs
  • Improved ladder climbing, including skipping rungs
  • New digging down if their destination is below them and they cant walk to it
  • New destroy area mode, when players cant be reached
  • New group damage bonus, when AI are close together
  • New Vulture AI including circling, attacking the weak and re-positioning in combat. New Radiated Vulture
  • Improved sleeper spawning and tracking. New types of sleepers
  • All sleeper spawns are now game-staged to up the challenge as you level up or party in a group


Weve added a couple new animal models including:

  • New Stag
  • New Doe

Modded Item System

Weve added a new mod system that allows users to install mods into weapons, firearms, clothing, armor and vehicles. Basically, anything with a quality can be modded. We removed the old tedious weapon part system to make room for this. There are already over sixty mods to augment your items of quality. Here are a few item mod examples:

  • Attachments like a weapon, scopes, flashlight, silencer or duck bill
  • Internal modifications like a trigger group for burst fire, increased damage, increased fire rate, improved accuracy, full auto, and increased magazine size
  • Adding barbed wire or a different grip to a club for improved damage or swing speed
  • Mods to make tools more efficient
  • Armor mods to help with encumbrance, heat, cold and stealth
  • Mods to dye items to unify your clans look.

New Items / Recipes

  • Weve added dozens of new items, recipes, modes too many to list check out the creative menu for more information or play the game.
  • New foods, drinks and drugs to craft and use.
  • Magazines to grant you temporary attribute and perk levels.
  • Item mods, of course.
  • Schematics to craft mods yourself.
  • Dyes to personalize your weapons and armor.
  • Table saw for crafting furniture and advanced wooden blocks.
  • Grandpas Moonshine (Increases Melee damage for limited time)
  • Grandpas Learnin Elixir (Gives you 20% XP boost for limited time)
  • Grandpas Awesome Sauce (Increases your barter ability for limited time)
  • Recog Drug (Increases perception for increased ranged weapon damage)
  • Steroids (Increases strength attribute and removes all encumbrance penalties for a limited time)
  • Mega Crush now boosts your running speed to extreme levels for a limited time.

Physical Attribute Skill System and Progression

We gutted and rebuilt the skills system from the ground up to be more of a true skill tree.

This re-configuration of the skills system centers around five main physical attributes of the player: Perception (PER), Strength (STR), Fortitude (FRT), Agility (AGI) and Intellect (INT),. Each of these attributes are tied to the players physical body, and can be affected by equipment, injuries, and illnesses, creating boons and banes to the players skills and abilities. Under this system, all skills and perks are governed by one of the five attributes, grouping the skills and perks into general areas of play, and allowing for players to more easily create class archetypes by focusing on one or more attributes.

The new system has endless possibilities. For example the player might get a concussion which lowers his intellect attribute which has the side affect of not being bale to craft certain items until the concussion heals.

Perks grant you specific abilities and higher perk levels require certain attribute levels. Attributes have 10 levels and most perks have 5 levels. The governing attributes and child perks are as follows:

  • Perception Attribute (Perception is the measure of your sensory awareness. Increasing Perception raises damage with firearms)
  • * Marksmanship Perks
  • * * Gunslinger
  • * * Shotgun Messiah
  • * * Automatic Weapons
  • * * Dead Eye
  • * * Archery
  • * * Explosive Weapons
  • * * Boom! Headshot!
  • * * Run and Gun
  • * Scavenging Perks
  • * * Lucky Looter
    • * Salvage Operations
  • Strength Attribute

    • Melee Combat Perks
    • * Wrecking Ball
    • * Sexual Tyrannosaurus
    • * Flurry of Blows
    • * Deep Cuts
    • * Stay Down
    • * Heavy Metal
    • * Skull Crusher
    • Construction Perks
    • * Miner 69er
    • * Pack Mule
    • * Mother Lode
  • Fortitude Attribute

    • Survival Perks
    • * Heavy Armor
    • * The Huntsman
    • * Intrinsic Immunity
    • * Well Insulated
    • * Living Off The Land
    • * Pain Tolerance
    • Recovery Perks
    • * Healing Factor
    • * Fully Hydrated
    • * Slow Metabolism
    • * Self Medicated
  • Agility Attribute

    • Athletic Perks
    • * Rule 1: Cardio
    • * Light Armor
    • * Charging Bull
    • * Parkour
    • * Olympic Swimmer
    • Stealth Perks
    • * Ninja Movement
    • * Hidden Strike
    • * From The Shadows
  • Intellect Attribute

    • Influence Perks
    • * Better Barter
    • * The Daring Adventurer
    • * Charismatic Nature
    • Craftsmanship Perks
    • * Hammer and Forge
    • * Grease Monkey
    • * Advanced Engineering
    • * Yeah, Science
    • * Physician
    • * Master Chef

Integrated Survival System ISS

Weve thrown out the old wellness system and added the new Integrated Survival System. The core concept behind the ISS is the introduction of hard damage to the players Max Health and Max Stamina caps. This hard damage represents the cumulative wear and tear to the players physical condition through repeated injury or exertion, and is represented by reducing/capping the maximum portion of the health and stamina bar that is recoverable through normal means. Mechanically, the system requires the introduction of two new player stats: Max Health and Max Stamina. Heres the breakdown:

  • Health
  • * Your current health is displayed in red and max health is grey. Damaged health or your max health cap is displayed in black.
  • * Eat food or use medicine to restore health. Use bandages or med kits to restore your max health cap.
  • Stamina
  • * Your current stamina is displayed in blue and max stamina is grey. Damaged stamina or your max stamina cap is displayed in black.
  • * Drink water to restore stamina. Eat food to restore your max stamina cap.
  • Recovery Rate
  • * Health and stamina recovery rate is determined by your water level found in the character stats menu.

Buff Notification and new Buff System

Properly notifying the player of active status changes and their effects is a current problem with our system. The popout notifications are uniform, regardless of severity, and thus dont draw enough attention to effects that are critical to the player. We aim to correct this with a new notification system design.Under this new system, each status effect is assigned a severity: Standard (White), Elevated (Amber), and Severe (Red). The notifications for each status effect are color coded accordingly and have additional behaviors based on the severity.

The entire legacy buff system has been rewritten for maximum flexibility and transparency between other systems. System designers can add buffs to anything in the game whether hidden or not allowing a multitude of buffs and debuffs. Some new or changed Buffs include:

  • Overhauled all legacy buffs to work with the new system.
  • Near Death Trauma (Lowers your master attributes for a day if you die)
  • Encumbrance and the handling of falling damage are driven by buffs
  • Buffs can play sounds and sound loops, activate screen effects or particle effects at any time.
  • Many new improvements, additions and buff changes too many to list.

Backpack Space and Encumbrance System

Weve increased the backpack space from 32 slots in previous builds to a generous 45 slots in alpha 16. Although weve given the player more back space we have added a new encumbrance system and here is how it works:

  • The player starts a new game with the bottom 3 rows of his back pack darkened with the encumbrance icon
  • These encumbered slots can be used but with a movement penalty.
  • When no encumbered slots are used there is no movement penalty.
  • The player can purchase 5 levels of the new Pack Mule perk to remove the encumbrance icons form the pack pack and the penalties
  • The can get buffs that cause slots to become encumbered from sickness and other things

Reworked Weather Survival

We have simplified and reworked weather survival system and here are a few key points:

  • Clothing can have both a hypo-thermal level for cold protection and hyper-thermal level for heat protection no more dressing and undressing constantly.
  • Armor can be modified to add further hypo and hyper thermal protection.
  • The player starts new games with a elemental protection that lasts for the first 5 levels.
  • Various items and blocks can change your protection values including campfires, forges and held torches.

New Loot Containers

Weve done a lot of work to improve, balance and make a more guided loot experience. Here are a few of the notable changes:

  • Many common loot containers visibly have a looted state and the ones that are lootable are rarely empty.
  • Weve added a lot of hidden loot to the POIS in hard to find places.
  • Added: Dozens of new loot containers too many to list.
  • Added: Store crates with logos so you can tell its good loot not just random construction loot.
  • Added: Large and Small Gun Bags.
  • Added: Reinforced chests and super chests.

Random Gen

Random gen has gotten some love and been sped up with these new features:

  • Common file formatting with Navezgane which allows distant trees, pre-generated height for much better performance.
  • New improved Random Gen Previewer located in the main menu/editing tools/random gen previewer.
  • The previewer now has a legend key and the user can set the size of the generated map.
  • New maps can be generated from new game, dedi server and from the previewer.
  • Entire map is generated using tiles(sockets) which allows for future features to be added.
  • Generated maps are now able to be continued even if there are patches to random gen.
  • Terrain generator now has the ability to read in heightmap images for generation. This will be improved in a18.

Note: Generating 16k maps is currently disabled until we have time to speed it up.

Other World Generation and Biome Changes

Biomes have undergone some changes, too including:

  • The plains biome has been removed.
  • Distant decorations (trees) complement the distant terrain for a more realistic scenery
  • Boulders spawn in places where ore veins come close to the surface.
  • Clay does not litter biomes with small sub biomes but is found in all dirt topsoil.

Item Compare System

We added a new system that allows the player to compare items of quality of the same type in loot containers, inventory or worn to be compared. Here is how it works:

  • Click on and inspect item 1 and then mouse over item 2 to see how much better or worse item is than item 1.
  • Positive Stats will appear in Green with a + before the number.
  • Negative Stats will appear in Red with a before the number.
  • Green is Good and Red is Bad.
  • Worn clothing works the same way but takes into account your worn items. You can simple inspect a similar item in your inventory like an item you wearing and see the difference.

UI Changes and Improvements

Weve done a ton of work to the main menu with many improvements including:

  • Main Menu Overhauled basic visual style.
  • Main Menu Organized many screens making the information accessible by Tabs and Gamepads.
  • Main Menu Added Gamepad controller bind diagrams.
  • Main Menu Added an Editing Tools section where players can create POIS or Preview Random Gen worlds.
  • Main Menu Streamlined the server browser to make it easier to find servers and your friends.
  • Main Menu Made it possible to start a solo game and continue it in multiplayer with your friends.
  • Tools Menu Using the Playtest button, you can launch a single POI as a playable map and immediately see the result of any changes.

These in-game UI changes have also been done:

  • Weve overhauled the Item stats window with a new description and stats tab consolidating the more useful stats.
  • The character screen now has a new primary stats tab and a secondary stats tab to see even more information about your character and the buffs that are affecting him.
  • New Journal tips will be marked with an orange icon and flash when you unread journal tips.
  • The skills menu has been redone with major attributes, perk categories and nested perks underneath. It feels much more like a skill tree.

New Creative Block Shapes

  • Over 700 new blocks, shapes and decorations have been added. Dont make us list them all!

Land Claim Improvements

  • You can only have one active land claim block but the claim area is much larger.
  • Claim blocks are cheap to craft and repair. Placing another will instantly deactivate but not destroy your previous one.
  • The claim area prevents zombie respawn.

New Stealth System

Weve torn up our old stealth system and created Stealth 2.0. The new system is more player data focused and has less data to manage. Much like horde heat maps players have their own heat signature value that goes up and down over time represented in a new UI stat at the bottom left, colored yellow with an eyeball icon. This stealth UI stat bar is only shown when the player crouches. The fullness of the bar represents how un-stealthy the player currently is accumulating the players noise, lighting, movement and posture into one stat. The fuller the yellow bar the more un-stealthy the player is being.

Things that affect a players heat signature +/-

  • * Player Light Level (Combination of world lighting and player equipped lights that are on)
  • * Player Stance (Crouching improves your stealth)
  • * Player Motion Level (Moving raises a players heat level stillness lowers it)
  • * Player Noise Level (Noises raise a players heat level being quiet lowers it. Noises have decay so pounding repeatedly or repeatedly opening loot containers can build up the noise level)
  • * Distance from an enemy determines how likely they are to see or hear you

New Weapons and Weapon Improvements

  • Weapons have a lot more individual stats.
  • Aiming a weapon will cost some stamina.
  • Reloading a gun or drawing a bow will somewhat slow down your movement speed.
  • Guns no longer auto-reload when the last bullet is fired.

World Precision System

  • Weve re-engineered the center of world precision system so the player will not experience shaky animations and other precision issues when you are far out from the center of the world.

Foliage Improvements

  • Weve added a system that automatically places the correct foliage on POI landscape depending on the biome it spawns in.
  • We added a brand-new distant tree rendering system that renders imposter trees outside of the chunk distance. This is an amazing change that makes the world look vast.
  • Weve also redone all the pine trees and added a brand new live oak type which can be seen in the desert.
  • Weve added tree helpers which make POIS spawn and use the native trees of the biome they are in. This change makes the POIs always look grounded to their environment.

Animation Improvements

  • Weve updated all third person player animations with motion capture.
  • Weve updated/tuned melee animations.
  • Weve added custom animations for all heavy melees.
  • Weve updated/tuned animal animations.
  • Weve added blending from ragdolls back into prone and standing animations

Kickstarter Vain Survivalist Fulfilled

A big thanks to the vain survivalist below who now have the portraits in the game

  • Kickstarter backer Ben Brett
  • Kickstarter backer Lorien Green
  • Kickstarter backer Derek Med

Servers administration (serverconfig.xml etc)

  • Network: RakNet was removed by Unity, UNET removed due to its instability. Currently we use LiteNetLib and SteamNetworking the latter has had a bunch of stability fixes.
  • Ports currently in use:
  • * ServerPort+0/UDP and ServerPort+1/UDP for Steam
  • * ServerPort+2/UDP for LiteNetLib
  • * ServerPort+0/TCP for Server information
  • Thanks to the port switch Steam connect links on websites and adding servers in Steams own serverbrowser now use the ServerPort instead of ServerPort+1
  • Added a Terminal window if running the dedicated server on Windows which can be enabled by a new serverconfig.xml setting
  • New setting ServerVisibility to allow more fine grained control of the visibility of the server in the server browser
  • Setting a value to ServerLoginConfirmationText makes users see a window during login that they have to confirm to join
  • The Telnet command interface now allows defining limits for failed logins from a single IP
  • Servers create a copy of the saves main.ttw automatically and try to revert to the backup if loading the main file fails
  • Passwords passed to the server on the command line are no longer shown in the log
  • Config options passed to the server on the command line no longer have to be case sensitive

Changes to serverconfig.xml:

  • Replaced ServerIsPublic with ServerVisibility
  • Added WorldGenSeed and WorldGenSize to be used with GameWorld = RWG
  • Changed GameMode to default to the currently only mode GameModeSurvival
  • Added TelnetFailedLoginLimit and TelnetFailedLoginsBlocktime
  • Added TerminalWindowEnabled
  • Added PartySharedKillRange
  • Added ServerLoginConfirmationText

Console commands

  • Added xui List/open/close XUi windows
  • Added debugshot Create a screenshot with additional info
  • Added exportcurrentconfigs Export the all XMLs as they are currently used (i.e. with mod patches applied)
  • Added exportprefab Export a given area of the world as a prefab
  • Added getoptions Get all game options (as opposed to getgameprefs which returns server options)
  • Added placeobserver Place a chunk observer on the map to make a certain (area) of chunks loaded
  • Added prefabupdater Used to update old prefabs to the new format. See below in the modding section
  • Changed teleport and teleportplayer Added variants that allow specifying the direction the player is supposed to look after the teleport

Modding support


  • Chat message logging includes SteamID and EntityID of sender as well as the target group

Mod DLLs:

  • Server code mods no longer use inheritance for events but rather register manually to events in the ModEvents class. The only required class from now on is inheriting IModAPI and with an parameterless InitMod method that can be used to register events etc.
  • Allow multiple DLLs in a single mod so that third party libraries can easily be included (still only one is allowed to contain an IModAPI descendant)
  • Renamed old event ChatMessage to GameMessage (no longer handles actual chat messages) and added a new event ChatMessage which handles global chat messages
  • PlayerLogin event signature changed to be able to disallow the client from connecting (return false and optionally specify a message string for the reason)
  • ConnectionManager methods to get ClientInfos were moved to ClientInfoCollection (e.g. ConnectionManager.GetClientInfoForEntityId -> ConnectionManager.Clients.ForEntityId)

Generic improvements:

  • XUi texture views no longer leak memory when using a texture with a @file or @http texture
  • Entity spawn menu uses a pageable list to accomodate large numbers of custom entities
  • Performance in recipe searches was fixed to allow large numbers of recipes

XML features:

  • Added support for config mods: Create a config folder in your mod folder and place XMLs with the name of the vanilla XML you want to patch. Uses XPath based patches similar to what SDX used. A tutorial by Sphereii can be found on the forum: https://7daystodie.com/forums/showthread.php?93816-XPath-Modding-Explanation-Thread
  • Added support for CustomIconTint in blocks.xml
  • Added support for @modfolder: prefixes in mod config XMLs currently used for XUi texture views and everything that loads files from AssetBundles
  • Added support for files from AssetBundles like entity meshes
  • Added XUi controls support for Defined() function to test if a parameter was defined when using a control
  • items and blocks no longer have IDs in the XML
  • Added a XUi window template (serverinfowindow) that can be filled by a server admin to show server information like rules in ESC menu

Level/POI Editor

Weve have improved our internal level editor tool and are shipping in with this build. Users can access it in from the main menu/editor tools/level editor. With it you can do many things including:

  • Browse the POIS that TFP has made.
  • Create a new POI from scratch from the ground up
  • Copy and Paste sections of POIS between levels
  • Multiplayer level edit (Host can save)
  • Add/Edit lights to have custom intensity, color, dynamic pulsing, fluctuating, blinking and more.
  • Playtest a POI by itself in a test world
  • Note: There is a help section in the tools UI if you hit escape. Nearly all functions come from the right menu panels 4 categories and hot keys. The tool is pretty robust but as of now we dont have any online tutorial or videos they will come in the near future. Until then interested folks should go to our forums modding section and ask questions. If you want to be able to save work you must launch it without EAC. Currently saved files are saved here: steamapps\common\7 Days To Die\Data\Prefabs. You can add you custom POIs to a random gen world by editing and adding a text entry in the rwgmixer.xml file located here: Steam\steamapps\common\7 Days To Die\Data\Config


  • Added an Export Prefab dialog (requires active selection box with DebugMenu enabled)
  • A16 prefabs can be converted to A17 ones with the prefabupdater console command. See instructions in blocksA16PrefabConversion.xml


  • Custom worlds can now be added by creating a heightmap etc. Just look at Navezgane for a full example. You dont have to create a dtm.raw, this is automatically created from dtm.tga when not present.
  • We switched to Unity 2018.2.0f2. Make sure to adopt your custom assets


More robust settings for if the world generator should auto export data Armor now makes noise. heavy armor is louder than light armor Stats page to armor mods Power attack block damage to item stats Hunting knife power attack 50% chance to dismember Grunt sounds to shiv and knife power attacks Added grunt sounds to pickaxe power attacks Added the continued living motivation buff Food, health, water and stamina stats to all food and drinks Entities drop loot containers based on lootdropprob and lootdropentityclass Added a temperature protection buff for when you first spawn into the game. 24 hours. make it count. Armor degradation and armor rating to UI Stats Vehicles can explode (20% of time when hit while broken and after 3% extra damage has been taken) Honey harvest to tree stumps World Generation to new game window World Generation to dedicated server startup Added weight bar prefab. AOE warming effect for campfire and forge Being on fire can warm you up Level, days alive, difficulty and diff bonus to gamestage console command New screen effects for buffs and status Encumbrance system to replace locked out slots Entity SizeScale property and made normal vulture smaller Radiated vulture with vomit weapon Console command spawnwh for spawnwanderinghorde Drunk effect shader Debug output of temperature info under player debug info window Sleeper volume timer 1 hour expire delay, so it wont respawn with a player inside Land claim check to sleeper volume is player home (bedroll) check Sleeper console command to show volume info JumpStrength passive effect is now implemented in the engine Zombie pain resistance. Adds per hit and decreases 20% a second. At 100% shows hit, but quickly exits and attacks will continue. Cap is 300% 3rd normal zombie attack anim Entity armor hits can cause pain or stuns and uses metal hit effect if armor damaged more than health Middle and Ultra reflection quality Class name to SleeperVolume spawning log Support for optional view direction on teleport commands New menu music LiteNetLib networking, replacing both the no longer available RakNet and also the issue rich UNET Converted backpack loot containers to model entity. Road barricade prefab *Note that the glow on the lights isnt set up correctly yet Vehicle sprint key sets turbo and setup vehicles to have a normal and turbo max speeds Low res textures to Sniper rifle, pistol, smg, hunting rifle, pump shotgun 2nd higher block check for if on elevator/ladder CVars are now usable in passive effect values Coretemp CVar now reflects the difference in temp from 70 degrees Wetness CVar which reflects the percentage of being wet 0-1 Support for CustomIconTint in blocks.xml Low res textures for trader signs Ability to use learn recipe to set CVar of recipe item name to 1 Ability to lock/unlock recipes via setting of the recipe name as a CVar Ability to reload XML at runtime Passive Effect Mobility that will affect armor and environment based movement Low res textures for radiator, chemsetb, winebarrels, gunsafe Console command to dump the currently loaded configs, including modifications applied from DLCs / mods SleeperVolume check and error message when using a bad block Support for @modfolder: prefixes in mod config XMLs (currently only used for XUi texture views) Wasteland and burnt forest spectrum rework Vulture circling mode Vulture glide anim, which blends in/out depending on vertical motion and state Vulture wander height check, so stays a nice random distance above terrain Made vulture sight range long and added drifting toward closest visible player when in wander mode Arrow item drops from stuck arrow when a zombiecorpse disappears Rabbit and chicken anim crossfades Entity move absolute mode, so non root motion can also slide to a move location Export Prefab dialog (requires active selection box with DebugMenu enabled) Sleeper passive mode (spawns on, keeps from waking, enter volume to turn off) Ability to find random mod by tag XUi version of character profile editor Sleeper spawn group for burnt zombies HUD entity name min/max range for font size. Trader Jen Lung NPC Cold/Heat damage using the current weather system DR damage resist thresholds based on durability Buff proc chance based on defense values and BuffProcChance Damage resist to all clothing and armor New damage resistance system that does a flat subtraction of damage MaxHealth and MaxStamina regen while in god mode Attacker side buff proc chance calculation based on damage resistance BuffProcChance from both attacker and defender when doing damage Chat target selection: global, friends, party members New ModAPI method ChatMessage which handles global chat messages Crafting recipes for firearms and nail gun Crawler zombie pulls up to climb. Optional confirmation dialog when joining a server, enabled by defining a message in the serverconfig.xml as ServerLoginConfirmationText A16 prefabs can be converted to A17 ones. See instructions in blocksA16PrefabConversion.xml Reload speed anim param for all ranged weapons Made sleepers outside all volumes show (purple) when any volume selected. Updating of what sleepers are shown when volume moved or sized. Sleeper volume trigger y padding. Vehicle turn towards look mode (default on), LMB to toggle and RMB for freelook. Blimp (called jokeblimp in menu). Melee attacks now have an impact frame on hit New wooden and metal catwalk rail single for another catwalk block with only 1 railing is needed for special situations Vehicle crouch c to brake the wheels x2. Console window to dedicated Windows server (can be toggled in the serverconfig.xml with setting TerminalWindowEnabled) XUi based version of new game and continue game menus Configurable Telnet login limit XUi window template (serverinfowindow) that can be filled by a server admin to show server information like rules in ESC menu Option to select if a new journal entry is shown as a popup window or tooltip only Controller layout view in Controls Dialog Animal spawn and sleeper groups Breath hold / aiming mechanic Resets if you move. XUi based version of controls menu Showrangeddebug command ReloadSpeed animation variable Reload sound events to pump shotgun Effect_group(s) can now be added to entity classes in entityclasses.xml Female walk and run animations & blend tree Female lab zombie Level bar above tool belt. Bloom and Heat distortion FX tied into weather (local-humidity,biome-temperature,time-of-day) List.ContainsWithComparer extension to search for elements in a list with a specific comparer (especially for List when searching case independent with StringComparer.OrdinalIgnoreCase) Region identifier added to F3 info window Creative menu sorting First version of Creative Menu Improvements. Old House paintable railing Zombies turning into crawlers can receive a specific hand item. Added a plaster cast that is more efficient than a splint. Gore blocks that dont decay and can be used as decorations DX11 support to all shaders. Feathers to chicken, fur to stag and rabbit. Sticky arrows: arrows and bolts now stick into entities Console command printobjectcount Self light to stealth debug HUD Player spawns now generated during world generation Zoom sensitivity option NightVision screen effect


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Known Issues

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11/20/2018 01:00:38 CEST

glXChooseVisual failed error everytime I open up the Steam client, HELP!!

Everytime I open up the Steam client it checks for updates, then it just says glXChooseVisual failed, and the output in the terminal is:

Running Steam on linuxmint 19 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Pins up-to-date!
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1541819448)
libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1541819448)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1541819448)
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "gail"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"

(steam:21335): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",

(steam:21335): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",
/usr/share/themes/Arc-Dark/gtk-2.0/main.rc:1090: error: unexpected identifier `direction', expected character `}'
/usr/share/themes/Arc-Dark/gtk-2.0/apps.rc:91: error: unexpected identifier `direction', expected character `}'
libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1541819448)
libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
[2018-11-19 19:41:46] Startup - updater built Nov 10 2018 02:44:20
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
[2018-11-19 19:41:46] Checking for update on startup
[2018-11-19 19:41:46] Checking for available updates...
[2018-11-19 19:41:46] Downloading manifest: client-download.steampowered.com/client/steam_client_ubuntu12
[2018-11-19 19:41:47] Download skipped: /client/steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1541819448, installed version 1541819448
[2018-11-19 19:41:47] Nothing to do
[2018-11-19 19:41:47] Verifying installation...
[2018-11-19 19:41:47] Performing checksum verification of executable files
[2018-11-19 19:41:47] Verification complete
glXChooseVisual failed
glXChooseVisual failedMain.cpp (332) : Assertion Failed: Fatal Error: glXChooseVisual failed
Main.cpp (332) : Assertion Failed: Fatal Error: glXChooseVisual failed
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1541819448)
assert_20181119194148_6.dmp[21380]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)
[1119/194148.337169:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(216)] Crash reporting enabled for process: browser
[1119/194148.350211:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(255)] Failed to set crash key: UserID with value: 0
[1119/194148.350265:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(255)] Failed to set crash key: BuildID with value: 1541817908
[1119/194148.350269:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(255)] Failed to set crash key: SteamUniverse with value: Public
[1119/194148.350272:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(255)] Failed to set crash key: Vendor with value: Valve
[1119/194148.385390:ERROR:gpu_process_transport_factory.cc(1026)] Lost UI shared context.
assert_20181119194148_6.dmp[21380]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
assert_20181119194148_6.dmp[21380]: response: CrashID=bp-751a2a32-3dde-4420-9e6e-852012181119
assert_20181119194148_6.dmp[21380]: file ''/tmp/dumps/assert_20181119194148_6.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-751a2a32-3dde-4420-9e6e-852012181119''

Please help!

11/20/2018 00:44:52 CEST

A17 Experimental Releasing for 7 Days to Die
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/7daystodie/comments/9ykxud/a17_experimental/
11/19/2018 23:23:21 CEST

New Overwatch ban caused by an autoclicker, not Wine or DXVK.

Hi, just wanted to highlight for some people that were concerned about OW bans that the recent one was caused not by Wine or DXVK. Apparently, the banned person using xdotool for mouse macros. The use of such tools is prohibited even under Windows.

I asked the author of the original post to update it with more info on that in the post itself, but I think they went offline, so I made a new post myself, as it's very easy to miss that one comment in the dozens of others.

Conclusion: don't use software that may be used to gain any sort of advantage in the game.

As always, you can install Overwatch on Linux with ease using Lutris. That one no longer suffers from the annoying sleeping agent issue, btw!

11/19/2018 22:25:10 CEST

New OW ban caused by an autoclicker, not DXVK or Wine

Hi, just wanted to highlight for some people that were concerned about OW bans that the recent one was caused not by Wine or DXVK. Apparently, the banned person using xdotool for mouse macros. Such tools are prohibited for use with Blizzard games even under Windows.

I asked the author of the original post to update it with that info, but I think they went offline, so I made a new post myself, as it's very easy to miss that one comment in the dozens of others.

Conclusion: don't use software that may be used to gain any sort of advantage in the game.

As always, you can install OW on Linux with ease using Lutris. That one no longer suffers from the annoying sleeping agent issue, btw!

11/19/2018 22:18:55 CEST

Miles Infernum - Tech Demo
URL: https://youtu.be/niy0x2q3Czo
11/19/2018 21:34:12 CEST

Steam Link hardware almost gone!
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/353380/announcements/detail/2533733726684325037
11/19/2018 21:26:53 CEST

Issue installing Heroes of the Storm (Lutris)

Hey there,

I switched back to windows for like 4 days or so... well I'm back on Antergos now and I just wanted to install Heroes of the Storm via Lutris but somehow it is stuck at

"Downloading https://lutris.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/runners/wine/wine-esync-staging-pba-3.16-x86_64.tar.gz"

Error-Log: https://pastebin.com/wg2LSM1V

If someone has any ideas on how I could fix it, I'd love to hear it

11/19/2018 20:38:00 CEST

Open-world single-player space-combat RPG 'Starsector' has a major new release out and it's awesome
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/open-world-single-player-space-combat-rpg-starsector-has-a-major-new-release-out-and-its-awesome.12996
11/19/2018 20:35:27 CEST

Black Mesa: Xen Trailer (official)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAIJich73NY
11/19/2018 20:32:11 CEST

Where The Water Tastes Like Wine: Fireside Chats, a free standalone adventure is out
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/where-the-water-tastes-like-wine-fireside-chats-a-free-standalone-adventure-is-out.12994
11/19/2018 20:32:03 CEST

First-person mystery adventure '103' will have Linux support at release
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/first-person-mystery-adventure-103-will-have-linux-support-at-release.12993
11/19/2018 20:31:11 CEST

The MMO 'Vendetta Online' is adding Vulkan support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-mmo-vendetta-online-is-adding-vulkan-support.12991
11/19/2018 20:28:00 CEST

YEah Nvidia X-run better performance than prime or bumblebee but what else can we do?

After extensive tests i found out that the best performance at all is on nvidia x-run, bumblebee runs poorly and prime is very far from windows performance at all.

Everytime i want to run x-run i have to go to tty2 and re-login and all of that, is there a way to make it more automatic? and can i just use xfce on both? i dont like openbox and im runing mate on the x-run session but would like to use xfce on it too, is it possible? are there any other alternatives? thanks in advance! Manjaro Linux here.

11/19/2018 18:52:53 CEST

Steam games won't open.

I restored a backup from Manjaro. Now, I'm on Ubuntu and I already installed Steam. When I restored my backup, it didn't launch. I tried and tried. Nothing. Rebooted. Nothing. I verified game caches, made the executable file executable, and backup and restore the game. The game is TF2 ( If that will even help ). I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. I'm using a late 2012 iMac with 8GB RAM.

11/19/2018 17:11:53 CEST

Help getting Dishonored 1 working with Steam Play/Steam Proton!

I've been trying to play Dishonored 1 on my Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon using Steam Proton 3.7-8, but everytime I open it, it opens fine, but when it gets to the loading screen, right before the menu, it just closes.

Please Help!

Thanks in advance!

My Specs:

- Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

- Linux Kernel 4.15.0-38-generic

- Intel i7-6700HQ with HD Graphics 530

- 16 GB Ram

- Nvidia GTX 1060

11/19/2018 16:57:44 CEST

Nvidia drivers don't seem to install or work at all on Linux Mint cinnamon and Mate 19 for me

I have now tried installing Linux Mint twice, cause honestly I do like the distro itself. However it always comes to nvidia drivers. At first it lets you install 390... however you can not access your nvidia settings and on top of that after you installed them you are locked in a very small resolution with a little pop up window on top right saying that you're in "rendering mode" . Did try to also install nvidia settings through software manager, but didnt even open up for me.

Now I tried few methods like purging completely removing nvidia.. and then adding graphics to PPA repository and installing through Terminal.. but when I try to install it just says something along lines "location not found" or something similar. I did some googling and tried some command lines, but didn't help.

I'm not sure if this command tells what drivers are available but I used command ubuntu-drivers devices which then lists drivers available. There was 390,396,410 and 415 . None of them would install.. and if I installed through Mint's Driver manager.. I'd go to square one where driver would be installed but no access to nvidia settings and locked to low resolution with 60hz (I have 144hz 2k monitor so it looked kinda poopy) even after rebooting .

I also have had Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I think it was called. It installed nvidia drivers no problemo at all. I wonder if there's some sort of bug with Linux Mint then? I'm thinking of just trying out Solus if Linux Mint doesn't work for me.

Making this post cause I have no clue what to do as a total beginner Linux user. Hoping someone might have ran to same issue and might have an answer to this problem.

11/19/2018 13:31:51 CEST

Linux Gaming Performance Can Be Impaired By STIBP, But Hope May Be On The Horizon
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-Gaming-STIBP
11/19/2018 12:23:55 CEST

Metal Gear Solid V on Proton
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/metal-gear-solid-v-on-proton/
11/19/2018 03:37:14 CEST

Interviewing Some Indie Game Devs and Exploring DreamHack ATL 2018
URL: https://youtu.be/8wqPBG2fSfs
11/19/2018 03:15:45 CEST

Valve's card game Artifact is available for linux. 1 Less reason to stick with Windows :) I'm looking at streamers playing now
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/wuvit
11/19/2018 02:51:17 CEST

Is Nvidia still the best choice?

Is Nvidia still the best choice for Linux gaming? Are there any I should avoid, I will be looking for a 4GB or better, what ever my budget can afford.

11/18/2018 23:54:56 CEST

Smach Z handheld gaming PC to begin mass production in early 2019; base model comes with Linux-based SmachOS.
URL: https://liliputing.com/2018/11/smach-z-handheld-gaming-pc-to-begin-mass-production-in-early-2019.html
11/18/2018 23:45:40 CEST

Quake Champions works out of the box on Proton now , after today's 3.8 gb update!

Maybe Bethesda did something beneficial for us accidentally but it works!

Proton 3.16.4 Beta

Nvidia driver 396.54.09


You need both for Stream Output support, otherwise game will crash. AMD users should use Mesa git.

11/18/2018 23:25:46 CEST

Just got banned from Overwatch for playing on Linux
11/18/2018 23:14:54 CEST

I've released a prototype of my Minecraft mod manager (installs mods without the twitch launcher)
URL: https://github.com/fiws/minepkg/releases/tag/v0.0.1-beta
11/18/2018 23:07:48 CEST

Just got banned from Overwatch for playing on Linux

I thought this wasn't happening anymore, but maybe new versions of Wine and DXVK are triggering the anti-cheat again. I'm using wine-staging 3.20 and DXVK 0.92

Previously this happened and Blizzard overturned false bans for Linux players. I'm hoping this will be the case again, because I do think they want to prevent Linux and Wine/DXVK from being falsely detected in the anti-cheat.

I made a reddit account just to post this and warn other Linux players, but I couldn't post this on /r/Overwatch because I don't have enough karma. Pretty upset about it. Here's a screenshot from the chat with Blizzard, they said I'll get an email back in a week. https://my.mixtape.moe/kmygfd.png

11/18/2018 23:02:29 CEST

Sims 4 no longer working after Nov update

Hey guys,

as the title says. The Sims 4 is no longer working after the newest update.

Some people are saying it has something to do with Maxis adding Python 3.7 libraries to Sims 4.

Here is a Wine bug link: https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44999

Any suggestions? Help would be much appreciated. My wife needs her Sims 4 fix and as you know:

Happy wife, happy life! ;)

11/18/2018 22:44:45 CEST

Wine tkg (esync-staging) 3.20 builds up on lutris

Notable changes since previous esync 3.19 builds :

- Sync'd with staging up to a1b3847;

- halo_online build is no more, since the fix has been staged;

- ffxiv build is no more, since the fix has been staged;

Note : PBA is still missing as it's currently suffering from heavy regression on 3.20. It *might* make a comeback for 3.21 or in a potential 3.20 hotfix build. Also, a build containing Proton's Fullscreen Hack patches will be added soon.

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

Resulting source can be found here : https://github.com/lutris/wine/tree/tkg

11/18/2018 21:33:46 CEST

What's a good low-latency capture card for Linux?

I plan on using it to have my PS4/Switch/VM as a window on my screen so I can game without having to switch inputs and have everything on the same screen. It can be a PCI or USB card. What's a good card that can accomplish this? Looks like a lot of the good ones I'm looking at aren't compatible with Linux

11/18/2018 21:04:58 CEST


Does it work through Wine and DXVK?

11/18/2018 20:09:44 CEST

Crysis 1 with Intel Iris 640

Yes, you read correctly: the closest thing I have to a game rig is a laptop with i7 and Iris 640. I'm planning to build a proper machine (thanks, r/buildpc !) but in the meantime that's what I have. Since I have a lot of catch up to do, I started with a game I always wanted to play, and in theory the specs are more than enough for it.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any tutorials that are up to date with Wine 2.x, so any help would be appreciated. I know it's not the best settings nor choice of game, but first I couldn't play it when it came out, and second... Well, that's what I have.

Did anyone tried to run it on this hardware (and succeeded)?


11/18/2018 19:00:24 CEST

First-person dungeon crawler 'Delver' now has an open source engine and editor
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/first-person-dungeon-crawler-delver-now-has-an-open-source-engine-and-editor.12990
11/18/2018 16:36:08 CEST

I have an RX590, when will it become usable for gaming and such?
11/18/2018 16:10:58 CEST

20-Way AMD / NVIDIA Linux Gaming Benchmarks For The 2018 Holidays
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-gaming-2018holidays&num=1
11/18/2018 15:25:11 CEST

AMD-based and Linux-powered SMACH Z handheld gaming PC to enter mass production in early 2019
URL: https://wccftech.com/smach-z-enter-production-early-2019/
11/18/2018 15:18:44 CEST

Looking for some guidance on running Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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

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

thanks in advanced for any help.

11/18/2018 15:05:51 CEST

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

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

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

Ask away!

11/18/2018 14:32:56 CEST

Some eON games don't works anymore

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

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

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

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

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

11/18/2018 14:18:12 CEST

Upgrading from 1070 non TI but into what?

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

11/18/2018 13:52:33 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

Any advice is appreciated.

11/18/2018 13:14:27 CEST

Mouselag ubuntu 18.10

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

11/18/2018 12:26:05 CEST

Xbox One S controller via Bluetooth and Steam Play

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

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

11/18/2018 12:20:27 CEST

gt 1030 for light linux/proton gaming?

hey y'all.

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

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

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

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

11/18/2018 12:06:12 CEST

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

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

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

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

11/18/2018 10:48:50 CEST

Steam Play and a different development model

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/18/2018 09:02:39 CEST

Battlefield 4 Stutter

Goodday everyone,

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

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

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

11/18/2018 07:28:07 CEST

WoW/Overwatch in linux

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

11/18/2018 06:57:26 CEST

Prison Architect will not load..

Get the following when trying to run it from steam:

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

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

11/18/2018 06:56:48 CEST

wine Steam on KDE Plasma, no systray menu

On Plasma, if I open Steam with kwin compositor or compton enabled the systray icon menu never shows up when I click it. On other DEs it's working fine, does anyone knows a workaround for this? I end up having to kill wine if I close the steam window without exiting it.

11/18/2018 06:38:38 CEST

GoliathOUFX V3 Released - Nvidia GPU overclocking made even easier!
URL: https://github.com/BlueGoliath/GoliathOUFX/releases/tag/V3
11/18/2018 05:14:48 CEST

The Open-Source AMD Linux Driver Stack Hitting Problems With The Radeon RX 590
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Radeon-RX-590-Linux-Woes
11/18/2018 04:34:33 CEST

What exactly is Steam Play/Proton?

Is it just the Steam client on Linux? Is it a seperate thing I have to install?

11/18/2018 04:25:12 CEST

Vendetta Online - implements Vulkan to its own engine
URL: https://www.vendetta-online.com/newsletter/10.2018/newsletter.10.2018.html
11/18/2018 02:45:20 CEST

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey performance expectations with a 980ti?

SPECS: i7-4770 980ti 8GB DDR3-1866 SSD

Managed to get it running with Proton 3.16.4 after I enabled virtual desktop and added symlinks for steam .so's.

However I've noticed god awful performance no matter the scene. 20-30fps on the high preset with only an extra 5-10 fps MAX on the lowest possible settings. CPU usage maxed out at 65% tops.

Surely I should be expecting better performance even though this is DXVK etc.

11/18/2018 02:22:39 CEST

Adeona's First Alpha Test Build
URL: https://v.redd.it/bi4b0lathzy11
11/18/2018 01:40:05 CEST

Halo Online in steam Proton?

I just tested Halo online in proton. It launches, and I am able to use the steam controller. However, I am not able to get any sound. There are also some minor graphical glitches on some maps. Any recomendations for tweaks or launch options?

11/18/2018 00:54:17 CEST

VEGA GPU Failures and Lockups

So in my apparently masochistic journey to embrace AMD on Linux I've swapped from an RX580 to a Vega 56. Unfortunately I've run into another wall of driver issues and bugs, this time relating to emulation. Specifically Cemu and Yuzu (not sure if it's coincidental, but it is odd that they're both recent Nintendo emulators).

Anyway, trying to run games in Cemu (via Wine) will hard-lock the GPU in the machine, meaning you have to physically power off / reset the machine to use it again. Obviously not ideal. This didn't happen with my RX580, but happens with the Vega 56.

Relevant kernel messages when running Mario Kart 8 in Cemu (Vega only):

[Sat Nov 17 22:29:43 2018] amdgpu 0000:03:00.0: [gfxhub] VMC page fault (src_id:0 ring:155 vmid:3 pasid:32769, for process Cemu.exe pid 963 thread Cemu.exe:cs0 pid 1035) at address 0x000080014189a000 from 27 VM_L2_PROTECTION_FAULT_STATUS:0x00301137
(repeated 7 times over the space of a few minutes)
[Sat Nov 17 22:32:44 2018] [drm:amdgpu_job_timedout [amdgpu]] *ERROR* ring sdma1 timeout, signaled seq=1020, emitted seq=1023

Kernel messages when trying to run Super Mario Odyssey in Yuzu (happens after about a minute, on both RX580 and Vega):

[Sat Nov 17 22:47:26 2018] amdgpu 0000:03:00.0: [gfxhub] VMC page fault (src_id:0 ring:156 vmid:3 pasid:32769, for process yuzu pid 960 thread yuzu:cs0 pid 972 at address 0x000080bd27743000 from 27 VM_L2_PROTECTION_FAULT_STATUS:0x00301138
[Sat Nov 17 22:47:36 2018] [drm:amdgpu_job_timedout [amdgpu]] *ERROR* ring gfx timeout, signaled seq=24703, emitted seq=24704

Googling for "VMC page fault" returns a concerning amount of posts about this in various usage scenarios spanning back over a year, yet I've never heard anyone mention it on this forum before.

So the actual question for people here is twofold: Firstly have you experienced these issues too? And if so, did you find a way around them. Because despite all the reports to kernel and driver developers, I'm seeing no fixes or workarounds for it, which is even more worrying (especially given the "recommended" state of AMD drivers on Linux now).

11/17/2018 23:52:53 CEST

Just used Steam Play for the first time and I am very pleasantly surprised!

Turns out that fallout: new Vegas performs significantly better through steam play on Ubuntu than on windows 10 at the moment - getting 20-30fps more than normal. Now I can fully ditch windows!

11/17/2018 23:52:16 CEST

fallout 4

how do i get fallout 4 working on ubuntu 18.10

11/17/2018 20:47:37 CEST

Ubuntu 18.10 OBS NVENC Compilation?

So I just upgraded to ubuntu 18.10 today, thinking it would be purely an upgrade and I'd being to use the obs-glcapture plugin along with NVENC for smooth game streams. However, it seems 18.10 removed NVENC support from ffmpeg.

Has any other 18.10 user noticed this change, and was there any particular old script to manually compile ffmpeg for NVENC they found that worked well? Does OBS need to be compiled for NVENC support as well?

11/17/2018 19:57:14 CEST

[Giveaway] 7 Days to Die

I figured I give this away since it works with Linux (SteamOS).

I will randomly select a post in this thread tonight (10/17) So what are you games are you trying to get to work?

11/17/2018 17:20:54 CEST

What can we do to push more developers towards Vulkan?

Getting more games running on Vulkan would help Linux compatibility, either through Steamplay or just getting one step closer to being able to make a native port, Vulkan is something we need more games to use.

So what can we do as consumers beyond just buying Native games and/or Vulkan API games?

11/17/2018 16:55:42 CEST

I've made a script to backup all of my games save files. You can use it too!

I've made a script that copies every folder of save files of my games into my backup folder.

You can run it from the terminal like this:

./backup_games [YOUR_BACKUP_FOLDER]

If you don't specify a directory as an argument then the saves will be copied to ~/backup/.

Right now it only copies the save files of 3 games, those that I have currently installed on my laptop. If you want to use this for your own games you can edit the script and add your games with the other ones that are already written on the script. You just have to call the backup_game function and as parameters put first the directory of the save files of your game, and second the name of the game (between double quotes).

If you edit the script you can also contribute by forking the repo and making a pull request. That'd be great.

The script

Any piece of constructive feedback is appreciated!

11/17/2018 16:30:11 CEST

[Proton] Workaround found for Dark Souls III performance issues after bonfire teleports
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9xwxh4/workaround_found_for_dark_souls_iii_performance/
11/17/2018 15:55:38 CEST

Workaround found for Dark Souls III performance issues after bonfire teleports

Hi everyone,
User "MatejSpindler" in the official DS3 issue thread, found a workaround and I quote:

"I tried all currently available proton versions and all have the same problem. Game used to work ok with older version of proton (don't remember exactly but I think it was 4.7-6) which had version of DXVK 0.70.

I tried replacing DXVK in :

"SteamLibrary"/steamapps/common/Proton 3.16/dist/lib64/wine/dxvk
"SteamLibrary"/steamapps/common/Proton 3.16/dist/lib/wine/dxvk

Results: DXVK 0.70 works OK after game reload Every version of DXVK after 0.70 up to current 0.92 drops the fps to below 15 fps after a game reload."

So you can download the 0.70 dxvk version from here:


And you can replace the files in your steam folders (path above). It works by replacing dxvk files for 3.16-4, I tried with 3.7* and it doesn't work, so you MUST use the latest proton version.

I played an hour and a half with zero bonfire-related issues. The fsp is still a little low, but solving the teleport bug is huge. Also the performances do not degrade after 20 min or so, and you don't have to restart the game every time.

Doitsujin seems to think that this is a bug related to low VRAM cards (<3-4GB) and it's not easy to solve.

Still, HAPPY TIMES, I can play DS3 again.

Edit: Thrad https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/478

11/17/2018 15:53:43 CEST

Star sector 0.9a has been released!
URL: http://fractalsoftworks.com/2018/11/16/starsector-0-9a-release/
11/17/2018 09:29:13 CEST

Delver game engine and editor is now open source under GPL License (without game data)
URL: https://github.com/Interrupt/delverengine
11/17/2018 08:25:34 CEST

[Archlinux and Manjaro] Optimus Manager : A program to allow easy GPU switching on Optimus laptops
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/9xui9m/optimus_manager_a_program_to_allow_easy_gpu/
11/17/2018 08:19:48 CEST

Discussion about the scope of Windows (and PS/Wii/etc) gaming in a Linux gaming sub

So there seems to be this misconception going around that Proton somehow turns a Windows game into a Linux game with Linux support like any other Linux game. This couldn't be farther from the truth.

Nothing has changed between years ago with Wine and today with except Wine/Proton is now better, and game developers can now see that you're playing their game on Linux rather than on Windows. If a developer sees that you're playing a Windows game on Linux, by that point you've already proven to them that they don't need to offer Linux support because you'll just support them anyway and are willing to get no support in return and be a 2nd class gamer. If anything, developers love it that you are willing to forgo requiring support from them because it saves them money. If Linux gamers are paying them anyway, why bother ever supporting Linux? The more Linux gamers they see playing a Windows game, the less incentive they have to support Linux because the the difference between the Linux gamers paying for support and not paying for support would be even smaller, and the total percentage of Linux gamers can already be fairly small (although we've gone up over 20% of support for some games).

I think we should keep linux_gaming primarily on the topic of games with Linux support. While posts about emulators and Wine/Proton releases I think could be considered on topic, and even game bugs in Wine/Proton (although /r/wine_gaming may be better for that), I think advertisements for non-Linux-supported games is going way out-of-scope for /r/linux_gaming. Otherwise, we might as well start putting ads for Nintendo and Playstation games here too since we have emulators that can run them. I think everyone can agree that content would be out-of-scope for this sub. So it doesn't matter if Wine/Proton can run all the Windows games, that doesn't mean this Linux gaming sub should turn into a Windows gaming sub.

Now, fast forward into the theoretical future where game developers start giving us support for running their games through a Wine/Proton wrapper. You can post reviews about the performance of the game, you can submit bug reports if you ever have any problem, etc, normal full game support as you get with any other Linux title, because Wine devs and Valve pushed Wine/Proton to be nearly on-par with Windows performance. At this point, there wouldn't be much of a difference at all between let's say Mad Max or Deus Ex both "ports" done by Feral, and Battlefield 8 or whatever they're up to by then, because they would all come with Linux support where you'd be treated like a 1st class gamer. I'm using those examples just because they'd all be "ports" with internal transparent wrappers but with full support by the developers who will professionally take your bug reports and trouble tickets, and actively help fix the problem for you, things you don't get now with Proton games because the devs aren't supporting Linux. In this theoretical future, all these games would be offering official Linux support so we could include those games on this sub. But right now? No, because the support isn't there yet.

One day, some game devs might choose to release a game for Linux, Mac, and Windows that uses a Wine/Proton translation layer that is faster than more "native" multi-platform solutions like Unity3D, Unreal Engine, and many others. I doubt they'll be able to get the same performance as those native solutions since those are deeper fixes that involve less translation than Wine/Proton needs to perform, but regardless if that happens and the devs offer official good Linux support, I say those titles are very much welcome here and should be advertised here. Windows titles from developers with no Linux support? I don't think those have a place here at all until they start supporting Linux.

11/17/2018 07:23:02 CEST

What's the beat way to support Wine development?

I absolutely love the huge jump Wine has made in the last two years and I would love to support it. What's the best way to do that, if I have no coding skills? Donating to Wine directly? Buying Crossover? Something else?

11/17/2018 05:52:45 CEST

Atomic Society, a post-apocalyptic city building strategy game will come to Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/atomic-society-a-post-apocalyptic-city-building-strategy-game-will-come-to-linux.12984
11/17/2018 03:24:52 CEST

The truly excellent roguelike card game 'Slay the Spire' now has the final content in
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-truly-excellent-roguelike-card-game-slay-the-spire-now-has-the-final-content-in.12983
11/17/2018 03:24:17 CEST

Has anyone succeeded in getting Sunset Overdrive working in WINE?

It's crashing on launch for me. Some people get an error message and other people say they get to the title screen.

11/17/2018 03:03:16 CEST

NVENC Broken on 18.10

I know this isn't a support forum, but I've gotten no replies elsewhere.

I'm trying to use NVENC on my gtx 1080 on 18.10.

When compiling the normal way, I get the following error:

 Driver does not support the required nvenc API version. Required: 8.2 Found: 8.1 

Even though NVIDIA documentation states:

 Corresponds to Video Codec SDK version 8.2.16. Minimum required driver versions: Linux: 396.24 or newer Windows: 397.93 or newer 

If I compile with 8.1(tried with older versions of ffmpeg as well), I get this error:

Error initializing output stream 0:0 -- Error while opening encoder for output stream #0:0 - maybe incorrect parameters such as bit_rate, rate, width or height

So not only does the driver not recognize that I should be on 8.2, it doesn't work with 8.1. Does anyone have any idea what I ought to do?

Thanks in advance.

11/17/2018 02:47:49 CEST

Dark Souls III, just whitelisted a few days ago for Proton, has a deal for 14USD right now.
URL: https://chrono.gg/?=DARKSOULSIII
11/17/2018 02:13:55 CEST

Species ALRE Roadmap. It points to Linux support!
URL: https://speciesdevblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/looking-ahead-roadmap
11/17/2018 02:02:48 CEST

The broken audio in Warframe right now is kinda terrifying
URL: https://streamable.com/ljz06
11/17/2018 01:09:36 CEST

Extra monitor for GPU passthrough

Hi fellow linux enthusiasts,

i am currently running a tripple monitor setup with 2x 24" and one 27"

i thought about getting a second graphics card (rx580 maybe) and use that for an own dedicated windows box 144hz monitor

is this feasible or am i missing something? my current platform is ubuntu 18.10, but with passthrough i was thinking about going back to arch

could the extra rx580 do the trick, or am i limited by my 980ti with tripple monitors?

any insight would be much appreciated

11/17/2018 00:52:15 CEST

Low FPS high var csgo

Hi so I have a pretty good pc but Im getting 10 FPS and 20 var in just the main menu of csgo. I have an r7 1700, 32 go ram, and a 1080. Im also using Ubuntu 16.04. Why is this happening?

11/17/2018 00:46:31 CEST

Downgrading from wine staging 3.20 to 3.19

I recently upgraded my wine staging version from 3.19 to 3.20 and now textures are messing up on world of warcraft. the game is not playable honestly. This seems to be a known issue with the version (bug has been filed on bugzilla). I am hoping that there is a way to revert back to 3.19 so that I can continue to play until this is fixed.

Ubuntu 18.04 btw.

11/16/2018 23:41:06 CEST

Sunset overdrive
URL: https://i.imgur.com/ljG60NV.png
11/16/2018 23:02:37 CEST

URL: https://i.redd.it/rhj9pvgv9ry11.jpg
11/16/2018 21:53:52 CEST

Check out this Valve’s SteamPlay Whitelist Now Has 39 New Games on Alienware Arena!
URL: https://na.alienwarearena.com/ucf/show/1946383/boards/gaming-news/News/valves-steamplay-whitelist-now-has-39-new-games
11/16/2018 19:56:19 CEST

Wine and playonlinux occasional bugs

Before I ask for help I'd like to know what details someone would need to help me.

11/16/2018 18:31:35 CEST

Had to switch to windows in order to play Sleeping dogs

anyone has any idea why sleeping dogs is still not working? I am using debian with nvidia gpu

11/16/2018 18:15:22 CEST

Space Engineers functioning under Glitch-TGK PKGBUILD wine staging git-3.20.r0.ga1b38470!
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9xnw63/space_engineers_functioning_under_glitchtgk/
11/16/2018 18:03:28 CEST

Space Engineers functioning under Glitch-TGK PKGBUILD wine staging git-3.20.r0.ga1b38470!
URL: https://i.redd.it/4qur15e83qy11.png
11/16/2018 17:53:18 CEST

Total War: WARHAMMER II explodes onto Linux on November 20th.

Next week, defend or destroy the New World in the sequel to Creative Assembly's award-winning Total War: WARHAMMER.

Storm the Feral Store now to claim your pre-order.

11/16/2018 17:28:18 CEST

Spellcaster University will have you build a university of mages, will support Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/spellcaster-university-will-have-you-build-a-university-of-mages-will-support-linux.12982
11/16/2018 17:20:52 CEST

ZED, the surreal adventure game has a new trailer and partnership with Cyan
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/zed-the-surreal-adventure-game-has-a-new-trailer-and-partnership-with-cyan.12986
11/16/2018 17:18:45 CEST

Serious Sam Fusion update 404079 is live!
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/564310/announcements/detail/3398424857432930076
11/16/2018 16:24:05 CEST

2D Action Platformer "Lore Finder" on Kickstarter
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eniko/lore-finder-a-cosmic-horror-metroidvania
11/16/2018 15:38:56 CEST

Dawn of War III 50% off in Feral Store
URL: https://twitter.com/feralgames/status/1063410612972240896
11/16/2018 14:53:45 CEST

I'm finally ready to be initiated to Civ games, does Civ VI works with an intel hd 620? I read conflicting feedback


  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 18.2.2
  • Intel Core i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz 8
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2)

In the official specs they say you cannot use Intel GPU on linux for Civ6 (works on windows), some people say they indeed get only a blue screen, other say it's fixed in recent mesa versions...

I also intend on getting Civ5 as soon as it goes in sale.

Thanks for any info!

11/16/2018 14:53:21 CEST

10 Best Linux Distros for Gaming in 2018 – ThisHosting.Rocks
URL: https://thishosting.rocks/best-linux-distros-for-gaming/?fbclid=IwAR2lFjWx-R89n3TLZU2GiQvWh57rdeXhuK3jWwNa-DUvyyE2MH4KbyXm788
11/16/2018 11:51:25 CEST

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile Hybrid Graphics

I recently opened another post with more specific problem description, but didn't get helpful answers, so I am trying again not so specific.

Does anyone here uses a Hybrid Graphics Setup with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 mobile and bumblebee/bbswitch? I have big problems with bbswitch, sometimes the complete system freezes when the dGPU is turned off. Can anyone confirm they have the same issue or is it a configuration problem of mine?

11/16/2018 11:10:25 CEST

Downloading .exe files from linux steam client, and playing them on wine?

This is an ex post from linux questions because I thought it would fit better here.

So I know how to force steam to download the .exe files (as long as you own the game obviously), but you can't run them on wine because if you try, you get a steam error because it wants you to run it through steam!

I know this is a stupid question, but I'm having a problem (obviously gaming related), and long story short, I need to be able to run this game on wine, without running steam on wine (The long version is the game needs to run on XP mode and steam won't work on XP much longer)

So if people are downloading .exe files from steam, there must be a way to play them. How are they doing it?

11/16/2018 09:59:20 CEST

Vanilla Skyrim/SKSE Crashes on Startup

I've been using vanilla Skyrim on Proton for awhile, but you can't use SKSE with it which is a dealbreaker.

Since Lutris seems to be very popular now I've tried using it. But, Vanilla Skyrim on its own didn't start. So I tried installing the SKSE mod from Lutris, and to my surprise the Skyrim launcher appeared!

But, when the game starts it's a tiny black window. If you expand it, you just get a load of static artefacting. No audio or anything.

Does Lutris just use the wine install from the host machine?

My Wine version: wine-3.20

My Winetricks version: 20180815

My log: https://dpaste.de/ijzW#L1,5,14

I'm most interested in this line:

wine: Unhandled stack overflow at address 0xb5d0b74 (thread 00ef), starting debugger...

Since it outputs as soon as I click "Play" on the Skyrim launcher.

I'm using an RX 580 with amdgpu drivers if that helps.

I feel like I've probably done something dumb here...probably the Wine version.

11/16/2018 09:16:02 CEST

How to change region code / setting in Wine or Proton? (Tekken)

Tekken 7 displays a location icon for all players based on (AFAIK) the Windows region setting. For example, european players usually get an icon like this: https://i.imgur.com/beh9Rfz.png. However, I always get a plain grey globe icon: https://i.imgur.com/5pASOY0.png. Only a few players have these (I've only met 2 others so far in ranked matches, and I've been playing for months now) and I think some people are refusing matches vs. me in ranked because of this if they just recently lost (you don't get to see the opponent's name before you accept the match but you will see this icon and yeah sometimes it probably also happens because I'm not that good at this game and thus boring to play against but anyway...).

I've tried changing some settings in the wineprefix registry (under HKCU\Control Panel\International) the regional settings control panel applet in Windows supposedly changes, and also setting LANG & LC_ALL before starting Wine or Steam, and also setting LANG & LC_ALL from Steam's launch options for the game but nothing changes the icon.

Any ideas?

11/16/2018 07:35:23 CEST

Why should we support steam?

Other than the obvious fact that its the biggest platform, it may end up harming the community by normalizing DRM on Linux. Thoughts?

I personally think that Steam is already harmful to Linux, in their eyes it is a backup plan and thats not okay to view an entire ecosystem of software like that. Although they do push for more Linux adoption so that mindset may change soon. Also, Steam is almost a monopoly compared to other stores on Linux. Humble and GoG are the only two competitors against Steam afaik, and Humble doesnt have a lot of Steam independent games. So i think that their has to be more suitable competition against Steam so we can have a better experience as a whole.

Now dont get me wrong, i love what Steam and Valve are doing in terms of vouching for the little guy and contributing resources to us. But i think that it the dog we are raising may end up biting us.

Please be civil, arguments are okay, fights are not.

11/16/2018 06:45:26 CEST

POE on Lutris freezing my entire PC

I tried to install Path of Exile DXVK via Lutris today and everything apparently succeeded. When starting the game though my computer just completely freezes up at some point making me do a hard reset, not even ACPI shutdown is detected anymore. Because of this it is also really hard to get any logs or information about the error. Did anyone encounter similar issues or has any idea on how i would even start troubleshooting / fixing this. I'm also not too keen on trying it a lot of times as I dont think those hard freezes and resets are particularly great for the fs and os in general.

11/16/2018 06:09:38 CEST

Replays for Starcraft 2

Can anyone tell me where I can find the replay folder on Ubuntu 18.04 using wine ? More importantly can those replays be sent to someone using windows or mac?

11/16/2018 05:12:59 CEST

How should I fix these errors? (High Sierra 10.13.6, Wineskin 2.6.2, Engine WS9Wine2.6)

I've been trying to run Skyrim(Vanilla), but I have encountered some errors. Can someone give advice?

Error 1: fixme:winsock:set_dont_fragment IP_DONTFRAGMENT for IPv4 not supported in this platform

Error 2: fixme:shell:SetCurrentProcessExplicitAppUserModelID L"Valve.Steam.Client": stub

Error 3: err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.

Error 4: fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({47a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc6f}, 0x3f007070, 0x3f04a1d8, 0x3f04a1d0) stub.

fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({58a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc70}, 0x3f007070, 0x3f04a210, 0x3f04a208) stub.

fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({3fa9201e-73b0-43fe-9821-7e145359bc6f}, 0x3f007070, 0x3f04a1a0, 0x3f04a198) stub.

fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({1432afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b433}, 0x3f007070, 0x3f04a248, 0x3f04a240) stub.

fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({4372afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b519}, 0x3f007070, 0x3f04a280, 0x3f04a278) stub.

Error 5: fixme:ntdll:NtSetInformationToken unimplemented class 25

fixme:advapi:CreateRestrictedToken (0x384, 0x2, 3, 0x60f4e00, 19, 0x61118c8, 4, 0x60f5268, 0x8dcebe8): stub

fixme:ntdll:NtSetInformationToken unimplemented class 25

fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationA (hwnd=0x200ca, filter=0x33dc84,flags=0x00000004) returns a fake device notification handle!

Error 6: fixme:shell:CustomDestinationList_QueryInterface not implemented for {00000003-0000-0000-c000-000000000046} (unknown)

Error 7: err:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken Unhandled Token Information class 28!

fixme:module:load_library unsupported flag(s) used (flags: 0x00000800)


11/16/2018 03:03:41 CEST

Surviving Mars, free weekend and 30% off
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/464920/Surviving_Mars/
11/16/2018 01:39:58 CEST

2D Investigative Game Victor: Untold Reveries on Kickstarter
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/voidwardpyramid/victor-untold-reveries?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=victor
11/16/2018 00:54:15 CEST

A list of whitelisted titles and their ProtonDB rating

I was curious how Valve decides which titles are ready for white-listing. So here is a list of the 107 titles white-listed so far along with their date of whitelisting and their current rating in ProtonDB. The (prov) suffix means provisional - not enough reports yet for a confident rating.

* (23/8/2018) Ultimate Doom = platinum

* (23/8/2018) DOOM II = platinum

* (23/8/2018) QUAKE = platinum

* (23/8/2018) Bejeweled 2 Deluxe = gold

* (23/8/2018) S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl = gold

* (23/8/2018) Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade = gold

* (23/8/2018) Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (Classic, 2005) = gold

* (23/8/2018) Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm = silver

* (23/8/2018) Mount & Blade = silver

* (23/8/2018) The Last Remnant = gold

* (23/8/2018) PAYDAY The Heist = platinum

* (23/8/2018) Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword = gold

* (23/8/2018) Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 = platinum (prov)

* (23/8/2018) Tropico 4 = platinum

* (23/8/2018) Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 = platinum

* (23/8/2018) FATE = platinum (prov)

* (23/8/2018) Geometry Dash = platinum

* (23/8/2018) Google Earth VR = silver

* (23/8/2018) DOOM = gold

* (23/8/2018) FINAL FANTASY VI = silver

* (23/8/2018) TEKKEN 7 = gold

* (23/8/2018) NieR:Automata = gold

* (23/8/2018) Fallout Shelter = gold

* (23/8/2018) Into the Breach = platinum

* (23/8/2018) Beat Saber = platinum

* (23/8/2018) DOOM VFR = platinum (prov)

* (23/8/2018) Doki Doki Literature Club! = platinum

* (6/10/2018) HeXen: Beyond Heretic = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) HeXen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders = platinum

* (6/10/2018) Zen of Sudoku = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 101: Culture Shock = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 102: Situation: Comedy = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 103: The Mole, the Mob and the Meatball = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 104: Abe Lincoln Must Die! = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 105: Reality 2.0 = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 106: Bright Side of the Moon = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 201: Ice Station Santa = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 202: Moai Better Blues = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 203: Night of the Raving Dead = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 204: Chariots of the Dogs = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 205: What's New Beelzebub? = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Commander Keen = platinum

* (6/10/2018) Everyday Shooter = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 301: The Penal Zone = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 302: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 303: They Stole Max's Brain! = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 304: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Sam & Max 305: The City That Dares Not Sleep = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Puzzle Agent = platinum

* (6/10/2018) Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChucks Revenge = platinum

* (6/10/2018) Bejeweled 3 = platinum

* (6/10/2018) Castle Crashers = platinum

* (6/10/2018) The Witness = gold

* (6/10/2018) Fieldrunners 2 = platinum

* (6/10/2018) Spelunky = gold

* (6/10/2018) Cat Goes Fishing = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Wolfenstein: The Old Blood = gold

* (6/10/2018) Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Coffee Shop Tycoon = n/a

* (6/10/2018) Overcooked = gold

* (6/10/2018) AdVenture Communist = silver

* (6/10/2018) Guacamelee! 2 = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) AFTERGRINDER = platinum (prov)

* (6/10/2018) Stick Fight: The Game = gold

* (6/10/2018) Mugsters = n/a

* (6/10/2018) Coloring Pixels = gold

* (6/10/2018) VirtuaCreature = n/a

* (13/11/2018) Final DOOM = platinum

* (13/11/2018) FlatOut 2 = gold

* (13/11/2018) Bullet Candy = platinum (prov)

* (13/11/2018) AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity = gold

* (13/11/2018) Poker Night at the Inventory = platinum

* (13/11/2018) STAR WARS - Dark Forces = platinum

* (13/11/2018) LEGO Star Wars III - The Clone Wars = platinum

* (13/11/2018) Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded = platinum (prov)

* (13/11/2018) Samorost 2 = platinum

* (13/11/2018) Jamestown = platinum

* (13/11/2018) Nidhogg = gold

* (13/11/2018) South Park: The Stick of Truth = platinum

* (13/11/2018) Primordia = gold

* (13/11/2018) PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ = platinum

* (13/11/2018) Dungeon of the Endless = gold

* (13/11/2018) Year Walk = silver

* (13/11/2018) The Room = gold

* (13/11/2018) Tiny Bridge: Ratventure = platinum (prov)

* (13/11/2018) Mega Man Legacy Collection / = gold

* (13/11/2018) DARK SOULS III = gold

* (13/11/2018) Zoombinis = platinum (prov)

* (13/11/2018) Wuppo = gold

* (13/11/2018) STEINS;GATE = gold

* (13/11/2018) Pathfinder Adventures = gold

* (13/11/2018) Star Explorers = n/a

* (13/11/2018) Glass Masquerade = gold

* (13/11/2018) The House of Da Vinci = borked (prov)

* (13/11/2018) Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game = platinum

* (13/11/2018) Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast = silver

* (13/11/2018) 12 Labours of Hercules VII: Fleecing the Fleece (Platinum Edition) = platinum (prov)

* (13/11/2018) The Curse of Monkey Island = borked (prov)

* (13/11/2018) A Raven Monologue = platinum (prov)

* (13/11/2018) Endless Road = n/a

* (13/11/2018) Picross Fairytale: Legend of the Mermaid = n/a

* (13/11/2018) I am not a Monster = platinum (prov)

* (13/11/2018) Starless Night = n/a

* (13/11/2018) Hags Castle = n/a

* (13/11/2018) Acid Nimbus = n/a

* (13/11/2018) SEPTEMBER 1999 = n/a


  • 60 platinum including 34 provisional.
  • 28 gold
  • 7 silver
  • 0 bronze
  • 2 borked (provisional)
  • 10 n/a, ie. not even one report in ProtonDB yet

Conclusions and further questions:

  • ProtonDB is doing pretty well at rating games. Independently of Valve it has rated more than half the games as Platinum.
  • ProtonDB is doing amazingly well at avoiding false positives - it hasn't rated any whitelisted titles as bronze, and only 2 titles as borked. Even those 2 titles were in this week's batch of whitelisted titles so its fair to assume that Proton developers have targeted them with explicit fixes in the newest Proton version and the community reports haven't caught up yet.
  • ProtonDB has rated 35 of the white-listed titles as gold or silver. This raises some interesting questions. Are Valve relying on information that ProtonDB is missing - could they be doing internal play-testing of games with the newest Proton version? Or does ProtonDB have too much information causing it to tend towards false negatives - does it need to be slightly more aggressive in excluding unsuitable & outdated reports? Likely its a mixture of both of these factors.
  • Valve is whitelisting some pretty obscure titles. There are 10 titles that very few people even own based on the fact nobody has rated them in Proton. How & why are they choosing these titles - is Valve allowing developers to nominate their own titles for inclusion?

Anyway, hope you found this interesting. Cheers!

11/16/2018 00:32:35 CEST

Fallout76 and getting Optimus/Bumblebee to work with vulkan

Hi there,

I want to try the new Fallout76 with vulkan and see how this pans out. So far I tried a clean wine-stable from the Ubuntu resp and I was able to launch the game, just the login ended in a timeout. The server was contacted, cause when I entered a wrong password, it immediatly told me so.

Then I tried wine-staging 3.6, again a clean install and it started, but upon the moment I wanted to bring up the login menu, the game hung up and never came back again.

Then I added vulkansdk via winetricks and installed dxvk but those seem to have problems with my Optimus/Bumblebee setup. At least that was what I found out about the rare infos google had for me on the error.

Thats what it looks like: https://ibb.co/gs0yZf

I'ld appreciate any hints or help, I am not giving up thus far. :)


greetings ent

11/16/2018 00:04:19 CEST

SNDIO backend for Wine

Is anyone working on that?

11/15/2018 23:57:43 CEST

NVIDIA 410.78 is out
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-410.78-Linux-Driver
11/15/2018 23:38:08 CEST

Open source stream deck controller for Linux (WIP)
URL: https://my.mixtape.moe/odmmbp.mp4
11/15/2018 22:57:35 CEST

Civ 6 runs incredibly slow


Running 18.04 of Ubuntu. With a 1050ti i5 8gb ram and 3 tb across 3 HDD.

I've got settings on minimum for performance and memory.

I try to start a game on a big world with only 4 players and the game never starts, it just sits and crawls forever.

I've tried googling a solution, but all google tells me about are windows solutions.

11/15/2018 22:38:35 CEST

My WIP led keyboard manager
URL: https://my.mixtape.moe/odmmbp.mp4
11/15/2018 22:33:06 CEST

CS:GO failing to launch (nov. 2018)

Hi LG,

When I try to launch CS:GO it launches a black screen and then crashes. I'm running Ubuntu 18.10, fully updated. My friend (on debian testing) is experiencing the same thing. When i try to run it via the terminal I get some errors about missing (via csgo_linux64)


(and via csgo.sh)


I've checked, the first one IS missing, but I have a file called


I tried copying and renaming it to what it said was missing, but no luck.

The second one is there, but it says something about

wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32

Anyone experienced this as well and/or have any fixes?

As a side note, I played it yesterday, no problems what so ever, so it must have been introduced recently.


11/15/2018 22:12:27 CEST

Eagre Games partners with Cyan to bring ZED to audiences. This game was started in part with support from r/linux_gaming and GoL!

Hi folks,

A few of you may remember when I came by a few years ago to ask people to try our Linux demo for a game I was working on with a creator of Myst, Command & Conquer, and others. We just announced a partnership with Cyan, the makers of Myst and Riven.

What happened when I showed up here was nothing short of fantastic. Popped into a few IRC channels and met some awesome folks, and the support your community showed was nothing short of phenomenal and we're really grateful for that. Your support was so overwhelming that back then we removed Linux as a stretch goal and made it a Day 1 Launch Goal! Thanks to you, in part, we've been able to continue development for our project, ZED, and have just announced this partnership with Cyan to bring the game with VR support to audiences around the world.

Here's got a brand spankin' new teaser for you and you can read more on our KS update or Cyan's website.

Just wanted to pop in and say hi, update, see how you're doin and thank r/linux_gaming and the Gaming on Linux folks for support.

11/15/2018 22:02:06 CEST

Wine-Staging 3.20 broke World of Tanks install. How to revert to 3.19?

Linux Mint 19

Have World of Tanks installed and was working perfectly. Allowed the automatic update to Wine 3.20 and its broken. Tried removing and reinstalling wine and the game started once but as soon as keys on the keyboard were pressed it locked up. And it won't start again.

Not sure how to force an older version of wine-staging. Tried the Synaptic Manager tool to force 3.19 but I couldn't get it to work properly.

Already previously tried Lutris and POL and couldn't get the game to run at all with either of them.

11/15/2018 21:46:49 CEST

The Settlers 3 History Edition under Linux?

I bought the new Settlers History Collection and am currently trying to get it to run. Is it possible to achieve this? The GOG version worked pretty well. But with Wine I can run and start Uplay but when I start Settlers 3 I get a black box and it exits. Sometimes I see the menu for a few seconds and can click something there, but it closes pretty quickly too.

11/15/2018 21:37:09 CEST

Hitman 2 running on Ubuntu 18.10


Steam Page

The training mission is free to try. It seems to run great even while recording.

11/15/2018 20:18:11 CEST

Let's try Ashe in Overwatch with Linux (Wine 3.20 DXVK 0.92)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a7rDdLlCms
11/15/2018 19:56:31 CEST

UnderworldExporter: Unity based port of Ultima Underworld I and II (playable!)
URL: https://github.com/hankmorgan/UnderworldExporter
11/15/2018 18:58:48 CEST

The RPG 'Underworld Ascendant' will be on Linux 1-2 months after release
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-rpg-underworld-ascendant-will-be-on-linux-1-2-months-after-release.12973
11/15/2018 17:30:57 CEST

Monster taming metroidvania 'Monster Sanctuary' has smashed plenty of stretch goals, looking good
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/monster-taming-metroidvania-monster-sanctuary-has-smashed-plenty-of-stretch-goals-looking-good.12974
11/15/2018 17:30:39 CEST

Sipho, an action survival game where you build a creature is now in Early Access
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/sipho-an-action-survival-game-where-you-build-a-creature-is-now-in-early-access.12967
11/15/2018 17:30:20 CEST

UnDungeon, a pixelart action RPG will be coming to Linux and it looks really slick
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/undungeon-a-pixelart-action-rpg-will-be-coming-to-linux-and-it-looks-really-slick.12976
11/15/2018 17:29:51 CEST

New game on the Feral Radar
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/feral-interactive-are-teasing-a-new-linux-port-time-to-start-guessing.12979
11/15/2018 17:04:02 CEST

World of Warcraft - Wine update removed ground textures

Hey there,

I recently updated my Arch system on a fairly old laptop, and afterwards I noticed that the ground had stopped functioning and basically displays a black void instead of cobblestone, or ground. It appears to me that certain textures fail to load properly, may have been damaged/etc. I was hoping to see if there were any insights as to where I should start troubleshooting?

11/15/2018 16:30:02 CEST

AMD Radeon RX 590 Launches, Linux Support Presumably Okay
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Radeon-RX-590
11/15/2018 15:30:53 CEST

Freeware - Fighting Game - Darkstalkers vs Melty Blood - Mugen 1.1

Gameplay Footage - https://youtu.be/FeUXM6B0_hU

Site with download link - http://mugenfreeforall.com/topic/34018-darkstalkers-vs-melty-blood-by-milt-jr/

Game works excellently with wine. If you want fullscreen - Head over to the data folder inside the install and edit the mugen.cfg file. Find the fullscreen line and set it to 1 and save.

11/15/2018 13:10:33 CEST

So.. bfv?

it work? havent played since bf3 and have the urge. anyone know?

11/15/2018 13:02:42 CEST

A Way Out | Linux Vulkan (DXVK) | GT 1030
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3rGgj4navs
11/15/2018 11:51:09 CEST

AMD Is Hiring Another Mesa/RadeonSI Driver Developer
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Hiring-Another-Mesa-Dev
11/15/2018 11:05:45 CEST

[Manjaro] What would be the correct way to install the Nvidia Developer Vulkan Drivers?
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/comments/9x9d0o/manjaro_what_would_be_the_correct_way_to_install/
11/15/2018 10:25:44 CEST

Valve expands Steam Play whitelist to include DARK SOULS III and 38 others
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-has-expanded-the-steam-play-whitelist-to-include-dark-souls-iii-and-plenty-more.12963
11/15/2018 10:24:04 CEST

[Manjaro] What would be the correct way to install the Nvidia Developer Vulkan Drivers?
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/comments/9x9d0o/manjaro_what_would_be_the_correct_way_to_install/
11/15/2018 09:22:58 CEST

Issues With Running Game (CS:GO) And Cannot Find Issue

Ive looked everywhere and 99% of the issues similar were due to people running 32bit operating systems when Valve stopped supporting the 32bit CS;Go for linux and OSx. I am running 64 bit Linux mint 19 and it was running just fine before. I had a similar issue when an xbox 360 controller was plugged in, but that isnt the case currently.

Hopefully you all can help me with this.

11/15/2018 09:05:59 CEST

Aoe III tad

I have a dell xps 15 9570 laptop and trying to play this on ubuntu. Everything is fine until I skip the intro. I tried with both nvidia and intel graphics card. Is there anyone you made tad on ubuntu?

Note: Im trying to run in via lutris - wine stream

11/15/2018 09:04:49 CEST

Descent (2019) for Linux - Preorders on GOG already possible
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/descent_2019
11/15/2018 08:37:06 CEST

Skyrim and V - Sync


I haven't found any posts about the v sync settings in skyrim, so I wanted to ask if anybody knows how to enable them?

Thank you for your time,


11/15/2018 07:01:22 CEST

In a state of thankful shock...

First off I am no programmer, just humble gamer whom knows my way around a PC... I first learned about Linux after I spent literally a week downloading it while in Afghanistan in 2010, and would plug around on Fedora in between missions. I fell in love with Linux but never could fully separate myself from Windows as the Army requires software that is only found on such, and my overseas friends all play BF1...

I played BF1 today nearly flawlessly on Ubuntu today. I am in shock how much has changed in such a short period of time. Just wanted to say such, as well as do a public thank you for all those whom are genuinely contributing to making gaming possible on Linux, it's appreciated.

11/15/2018 06:52:30 CEST

No sound when running wine from terminal

When I run any application using Homebrew Wine from terminal, it doesn't have sounds. I can't find any forums from people using wine from terminal facing the same issue so I'm at a loss right now. (Note: I know there is Wineskin and the normal Wine application but they crash whenever I load applications so I only use the Homebrew Wine from terminal)

11/15/2018 05:15:19 CEST

Ideas on the current Steam Store

I was giving it some thought, and I'm curious to know if you guys think Steam will ever have a separate category on their store for Native Linux games only (I know you can currently sort for linux only) but what I'm thinking is for them to have a Linux side store on the client specifically for Feral and other porters to Linux, and have the full amount (Or near it) go to Feral and Co.

Thus, people could purchase games from their phone, OSX, or Windows, and have it count as a Linux buy, rather than having to be on Linux in order to call it a "Linux buy"

It would help studios who port games to Linux by giving more attention to the studio itself (could categorize the store by studio, which gives a descriptions of the studios, and what they provide for Linux and etc)

I'm hoping Steam ends up doing something like this for their store. They seem to be going all out on Linux, and I just think it would go side-by-side with what they're planning to do.

11/15/2018 04:32:51 CEST

Origin Broke

So I'm not sure what I did and I'm hoping one of you folks can tell me.

I installed Origin (DXVK) to run DA:O and ME:A (I know it's not a great game, but I should still finish it). And it installed fine and dandy! Even ran well enough to install DA:O. But then, after a couple machine reboots, I can't actually get it to run properly again (Battlenet still works perfectly, so Lutris/WINE/my system isn't/shouldn't be broken).

The windows on the Wine virtual desktop don't render correctly. I get a lot of small windows with black content, some with text, one with the origin logo, and the main window's titlebar renders, but no content. I can't drag windows around or otherwise interact with them, but I can interact with the virtual desktop's start bar or launch DA:O from the desktop icon (it errors out regarding an authentication dll). This problem doesn't seem to resolve, give time.

I could go diving in logs and things, but I'm hoping someone just knows what the problem is before I spend the time and effort. So let me know if you've seen it, and what you did to fix it, please.

11/15/2018 04:28:58 CEST

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe Edition 30% off at Feral Store
URL: https://store.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-linux-games/lisbeforethestormdeluxe/
11/15/2018 04:19:04 CEST


Anybody have Age of Empires 3 original version, not Steam, working on wine 3.20

I have tried all the suggestions found on google, but no avail,

keeps failing after entering the cd key with msgpid crashes...

i tried winetricks corefonts, mfc, dx9, quartz, etc also tried both wine 32 and 64 prefix, same error both ways...

funny thing is, i have AOM working fine.

any ideas


11/15/2018 03:19:46 CEST

Save 50% on Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on Steam (US$9.99)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/704450/Neverwinter_Nights_Enhanced_Edition/
11/15/2018 03:00:46 CEST

"Did you have success with any of these tweaks?" I don't even know how to do any of them.

Trying to submit a ProtonDB report for a game that isn't working, but they clearly want me to try three different workarounds first: "Disable Esync", "Disable D3D11", and "Use Wine D3D11". Well, I'm using SteamPlay, which doesn't actually give me any options besides trying a different Proton build. How do I do the things it's asking of me? I'm guessing the third one just means "Install Wine separately and try running the game through that", which sounds like more work than I'm willing to put into helping a billion-dollar company test whether their software works for one game.

11/15/2018 00:48:21 CEST

The open source racer 'SuperTuxKart' is looking for testers to try their new online play
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-open-source-racer-supertuxkart-is-looking-for-testers-to-try-their-new-online-play.12959
11/15/2018 00:19:26 CEST

Eons of War, a space 4x strategy game inspired by Risk, Civilization, and chess will be on Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/eons-of-war-a-space-4x-strategy-game-inspired-by-risk-civilization-and-chess-will-be-on-linux.12970
11/14/2018 23:08:19 CEST

11 bit studios actually will put the latest This War of Mine DLC on Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/11-bit-studios-actually-will-put-the-latest-this-war-of-mine-dlc-on-linux.12971
11/14/2018 23:07:20 CEST

Will Starforce DRM Games ever work on Linux?

Is it basically impossible?

Wine is great for running older windows games which don't work on Modern Windows Operating Systems (Windows 8.1 and Windows 10)... but i wish it could run Starforce games too!

11/14/2018 22:42:30 CEST

OpenTESArena 0.8.0 released!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juhCzfCRqaE
11/14/2018 22:27:22 CEST

xbox one s controller over USB and proton

I'm currently trying to get my xbox one s controller to work in proton over USB. In native unix games and the jstest tool the controller works fine. In all proton games the controller seems to be stuck in the top right direction, trigger pads are recognized as directional inputs and when I move the analog stick controls are very erratic.

Any Idea for a fix?

I'm using https://github.com/paroj/xpad at the moment. I tried turning controller support off in steam. tried big picture and normal start, but the results are the same. Controller works fine in big picture.

11/14/2018 21:10:03 CEST

Switching from nvidia to amd

I'm upgrading my 760 gtx to an Rx 580. I've searched around but have not found anything recent and comprehensive in regards to switching GPU's with Linux mint. Is there a guide anyone might recommend? Which driver? For what it's worth my mb has an inboard Intel GPU

11/14/2018 19:39:13 CEST

Anyone lucky with Crysis 3 and Origin?

Hello there anyone got lucky or have a good tutorial for crysis 3 on linux?

Couldnt make it work with lutris..x Linux mint here Nvidia 850m with prime enabled.

11/14/2018 18:49:37 CEST

Losing my mind trying to install Office 2016 Pro Plus. Setup crashes when it's around 70%.

Posting here because the other sub is dead

I've tried several wine versions, stable and staging. Right now I'm trying Wine-Staging 3.20 but the message is always the same. Tried to follow https://askubuntu.com/questions/975104/how-do-i-install-ms-office-2016-on-playonlinux and other tutorials too. I did all the workarounds present in the winehq pages. It always crashes in the same place (~70%).

Any idea what else I can try? Or how I can debug this better?

Here's the end of the log:

[49] OSE service binary is detected at location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
[49] Running OSE version 16.0.4266.1001
[49] LIS: wait for package "{90160000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}" to complete caching
[49] LIS: package "{90160000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}" caching completed
[49] PERF: TickCount=12167170 Name=Completed verify local install source Description=End function
[49] Use Shell UI transform : LIS\{90160000-006E-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}\ShellUI.MST
[49] Current transform is at path: LIS\{90160000-006E-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}\ShellUI.MST
[49] OSE is detected as a registered service. Service binary is reported at location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
[49] OSE service binary is detected at location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
[49] Running OSE version 16.0.4266.1001
[49] Using transform at path: C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90160000-006E-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\ShellUI.MST
[49] OS check result: 0x00001150
[49] Catalyst Package Install...
[49]     Package: standardww
[49]     File: C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90160000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\StandardWW.msi
[49]     Command Line: ADDLOCAL=RhdInspector,MsoInstalledPackagesScoped,VSTOCLR35,OfficeOLESupport,PPTSoundFiles,MSSOAP3,Office10Fix1,MsoCommonShellHandler,ProductFiles_B2TR,AceFiles,OfficePostBoot,VSTO,WORDDocumentTemplates,NonC2R_ProductFiles,PPTNonBootFiles,ExcelAddinFiles,PPTFiles,InternationalSupportFiles_JPN,WordPdfi,OutlookSearchShellReg,dummy_Office_PIA,GRAPHFiles,WORDSharedFiles,VSCommonPIAHidden,SubscriptionHeartbeat,ExcelAddInEuroToolFiles,WordConverter12Files,MSTagPluginBiblioFiles,GraphicsFiltersFile,WebDiscussFiles,PubFontsBalanceSys,SetupControllerFiles,ExcelConverter12Files,XDOCSEditorFiles,Word_PIA,AceOdbc,OSetupController,OSpp_Core,ScreenRecorderFiles,WORDFiles,PowerPoint_PIA,THEMESFiles,TranslationCore,EXCELNonBootFiles,Word_WISPFiles,VSTOCLR40,Graph_PIA,MSTagPluginIMContactFiles,Excel_WISPFiles,WORDBibliographyFiles,SetupExeAddRegistry,WORDBordersFiles,TextConverters,WISPHidden,AlwaysInstalled,ThemesAdditionalFiles,OfficeMSProof6,ProductFiles,WhiteRabbitHidden,Excel_PIA,OutlookSearchPHAndPluginReg,WxpFiles,ThemesTypicalFiles,FirstRunFiles,CARegistryFeature,SetupXmlFiles,OfficeTellMeRuntime,OfficeIntlRDC,QueryFiles,ExcelPowerQueryFiles,MetricConverter,WixSwidTag,SetLanguageFiles,OfficeAppSupport,TCDRegistration,Gimme_OnDemandData,dummy_MSCOMCTL_PIA,SetupExeArpEntry,NonC2R_PPTNonBootFiles,MSTagPluginsFiles,WISPFiles,MSTagPluginDateFiles,OfficeCoreRDC,ProofingParent,ClviewFiles,OSpp,IMNFiles,OArt_DocTheme,Ace_PIA,MSTagPluginBiblioDataFiles,DCubeHidden,Excel_PP,ProductNonBootFiles,MSTagPluginNamesFiles,PPTPresentationTemplates,EXCELFiles,LISTFiles,ExcelAddInPowerMapFiles,WORDNonBootFiles REMOVE=VBAFiles,OrgChartFiles,PubCoreWizardFiles,DocumentImagingUtils,OsmClientUX,OneNoteFiles,OutlookOms,Publisher_PIA,OneNoteToIEAddin,OutlookVBScript,OutlookSocialConnector,OutlookMAPILDAP2,OutlookMAPIEMS2,NonC2R_OneNoteNonBootFiles,OneNoteToOLAddin,OfficeDigitalSFiles,OneNotePIA,PubCoreFontFilesSys,OsmAdminUX,GrooveFiles2,OutlookImportExportFiles,NonC2R_OneNoteFiles,OUTLOOKFiles,OutlookMessaging,PubComPrintingEnRGBCMYK,PubWizards,PubNonBootFiles,OneNoteQuickNote,OneNoteHandwritingFonts,OneNoteNonBootFiles,OutlookDVCsvWinFiles,OutlookDVExtensionsFiles,PubPrimary,OutlookDefaults,OsmSKUMain,PubComPrinting,OfficeDLPFiles,PubWizardsTier2,SmartTag_PIA,OutlookMAPIPST2,OutlookAddIn_SPS,PubPaperDirect,OutlookMAPI2,PubCoreClipArtFiles,Outlook_PIA,ExcelAddInPowerPivotFiles,ExcelAddInPowerViewFiles,OutlookMAPICONTAB2,Forms_PIA,OUTLOOKNonBootFiles,PubWizardsTier3 SETUPEXEINSTALLUICULTURE="pt-BR" REMOVESAMEVERSION="" LICTYPE="ltKMS" SETUPEXE_DOARPWRITE="1" BRANDING_XML="C:\users\pc\Temp\Setup0000002a\BRANDING.XML" ARPENTRY_URLUPDATEINFO="" ACCEPTEDEULA="1" INSTALLLOCATION="C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office" ACIDS="0ED94AAC-2234-4309-BA29-74BDBB887083;DEDFA23D-6ED1-45A6-85DC-63CAE0546DE6" REMOVEPREVIOUS="" ARPENTRY_SKUCOMPONENTS="[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\Proofing.pt-br\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\OneNote.pt-br\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\OSMUX.pt-br\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\STANDARD\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\Publisher.pt-br\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\Word.pt-br\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\PowerPoint.pt-br\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\OSM.pt-br\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\Outlook.pt-br\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\Office.pt-br\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\Groove.pt-br\setup.xml[~]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\Excel.pt-br\setup.xml[~]" SLD_PID="00340-80000-00000-AA470" SLD_PKU="0" SLD_SUPPORTSBYPASS="0" SLD_DPID="#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pc" USERINITIALS="pc" WATSONSQM="AUTOREPORT" ARPENTRY_DISPLAYICON="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\OSETUP.DLL,1" ARPENTRY_SPPSKUID="[~]DEDFA23D-6ED1-45A6-85DC-63CAE0546DE6[~]" ARPENTRY_DISPLAYVERSION="16.0.4266.1001" ARPENTRY_CONTACT="" ARPENTRY_NOELEVATEONMODIFY="#0" ARPENTRY_UNINSTALLSTRING="""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe"" /uninstall STANDARD /dll OSETUP.DLL" ARPENTRY_NOREMOVE="#0" ARPENTRY_INSTALLLOCATION="C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office" ARPENTRY_SHELLUITRANSFORMLANGUAGE="pt-br" ARPENTRY_NOREPAIR="#1" ARPENTRY_URLINFOABOUT="" ARPENTRY_HELPLINK="" ARPENTRY_HELPTELEPHONE="" ARPENTRY_DISPLAYNAME="Microsoft Office Standard 2016" ARPENTRY_PRODUCTCODES="[~]{90160000-00BA-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-006E-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-001F-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-00E2-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-0016-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-001A-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-00A1-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-001F-0C0A-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-002C-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-001F-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-00E1-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-0018-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-0019-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]{90160000-001B-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}[~]" ARPENTRY_VERSIONMINOR="#0" ARPENTRY_MODIFYPATH="""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe"" /modify STANDARD /dll OSETUP.DLL" ARPENTRY_CACHELOCATION="C:\MSOCache\All Users" ARPENTRY_PACKAGEREFS="[~]OfficeMUI.pt-br[~]ExcelMUI.pt-br[~]GrooveMUI.pt-br[~]Proof.en-us[~]OSMUXMUI.pt-br[~]OneNoteMUI.pt-br[~]Proofing.pt-br[~]Proof.pt-br[~]Proof.es-es[~]OSMMUI.pt-br[~]OutlookMUI.pt-br[~]PowerPointMUI.pt-br[~]PublisherMUI.pt-br[~]WordMUI.pt-br[~]standardww[~]" REBOOT=ReallySuppress LAUNCHEDBYSETUPEXE=1 MSIRESTARTMANAGERCONTROL="Disable" SETUPEXEINSTALLUILANGUAGE=1046 SETUPINTLDLLDIRECTORY="C:\users\pc\Temp\Setup0000002a\" ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=1 TRANSFORMS="C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90160000-006E-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\ShellUI.MST;:core.mst" ALLUSERS="1"
[49] PERF: TickCount=12167178 Name=MsiPackage::Install Description=Calling OMsiInstaller::InstallProduct for package file "C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90160000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\StandardWW.msi"
[49] WER element [P4] is set to value [1603]
[49] WER element [P7] is set to value [1603]
[49] WER element [P6] is set to value [%s %s]
[49]  WER element [P6] is converted to [FC73469E]
[49] Error: Failed to install product:  C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90160000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\StandardWW.msi ErrorCode: 1603(0x643). 
[49] Log level changed from: Standard to: Verbose
[49] Rolling back chain
[49] Error attaching to OSE, error 0x00000000
[49] Stopping running ose
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-0016-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-0016-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-0018-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-0018-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-0019-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-0019-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-001A-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-001A-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-001B-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-001B-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-002C-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-002C-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-006E-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-006E-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-00A1-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-00A1-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-00BA-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-00BA-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-00E1-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-00E1-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: start uncaching for download "{90160000-00E2-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] LIS: finished uncaching for download "{90160000-00E2-0416-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C"
[49] Error attaching to OSE, error 0x00000000
[49] Stopping running ose
[49] 11/14/2018 15:37:48 Rolling back MSI transaction.
[49] 11/14/2018 15:37:48 MSI transaction rolled back.
[49] Unable to cancel a system restore point.
[43] Showing completion dialog.
[43] Reboot requested if needed.
[43] No reboot is needed.
[43] Catalyst execution finished: 11/14/2018 15:38:11.  Return code: 1603.
[43] PERF: TickCount=12199359 Name=RunSetup Description=End function
11/14/2018 18:48:12 CEST

Gaming mice with excellent support?

So my old simple mouse died and I have decided to get a gaming mouse so that I can use some of those extra buttons as macros for programming and also because steam proton finally works with all big games.

So which brand of gaming mice works best with linux?

As far as I can see corsair with the ckb-next project seems to have excellent support.

Is there any other brand/mouse that has good support for linux, espically for customizing the hardware buttons?

11/14/2018 18:46:12 CEST

What are the steam play "borked" games that you would like to see working?

For me would be Just Cause 3.

11/14/2018 18:42:28 CEST

Linux native Steam games that do not work at all - Time for Steamplay?

As of 11/14/18

Oniken - The game seems to have a Wine Wrapper that has not worked for a long time. I was able to play this back on 16.04 for a time and then one day it broke and has not worked since. Even enabling the beta of the 'Unstoppable' version does not work.

Ongoing thread in their discussion section - https://steamcommunity.com/app/252010/discussions/1/1733212454822273250/

Cortex Command - This game never worked at all. It was part of a Humble Bundle package for me. The devs have taken off the linux logo from the store page but the game still tries to install the linux version.

Ongoing thread in their discussion section - https://steamcommunity.com/app/209670/discussions/0/1732089092442037489/

11/14/2018 18:19:23 CEST

Should buy a game with linux support promised?

If i buy Astroneer now =

price of 20

1 cosmetic suit

If i buy Astroneer later ( with in theory linux support already )

price of 30

if i buy the game now.... and months more later they cancel the linux version.. can i refund using steam?


11/14/2018 17:09:39 CEST

CS:GO Manjaro AMDGPU crashes on startup

I just switched from nvidia to amdgpu with a complete reinstall on manjaro and CS:GO is not launching. I tried also -nojoy and disabling shaderprecaching... maybe anyone has an idea ? Thanks

GameAction [AppID 240, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to ProcessingInstallScript with ""
GameAction [AppID 240, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to SynchronizingCloud with ""
GameAction [AppID 240, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to SiteLicenseSeatCheckout with ""
GameAction [AppID 240, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to CreatingProcess with ""
GameAction [AppID 240, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp waiting for user response to CreatingProcess ""
GameAction [AppID 240, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp continues with user response "CreatingProcess"
Game update: AppID 240 "", ProcID 3421, IP
>>> Adding process 3421 for game ID 240
GameAction [AppID 240, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to WaitingGameWindow with ""
GameAction [AppID 240, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to Completed with ""
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/cenk/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
>>> Adding process 3422 for game ID 240
Game removed: AppID 240 "", ProcID 3421 

11/14/2018 16:54:25 CEST

Metal Gear Solid V running on Linux with DXVK, And a Long Rant About the MGS games
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/mgsv-dxvk-has-come-to/
11/14/2018 16:38:24 CEST

BeamNG.drive using lutris

I had BeamNG.drive working perfectly fine using lutris and the latest wine staging and DXVK 0.91 but since the last update of BeamNG i can't get it running again. I've reinstalled it, i've tried different wine and DXVK versions but nothing. Just the first screen where you can click on launch game and than nothing happens, If i look in the process list i see that the beamng proces is doing nothing but is eating up CPU time.

Anyone else that has this game running into similar problems or any clue as where to look to get it running again?

11/14/2018 15:57:27 CEST


Has anybody knows how can I put black bars on linux?

11/14/2018 15:03:43 CEST

Red Hat is going to DreamHack!
URL: https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/talk-us-about-open-source-gaming-dreamhack-atlanta-2018
11/14/2018 14:48:56 CEST

Overwatch players what's your performance with Linux distros? Also ran to a little problem with dual boot

Currently trying to check the latest wine staging + dxvk(0.92) couldn't find much info or comparisons. Currently I'm starting to be pretty ticked off at Windows 10 and how the performance has gone down a lot in games. Most people would say "its just your hardware" well I upgraded mine 2 months ago or so to i7 8700k and gtx 1080ti with 16gb 2400mhz ram. When I talk about performance I mean in Win 10 there's mini freezes/stutters that happen sometimes and they're under a sec stutter/Freezes and it seems like each update Microsoft pushes out.. fps just goes down in games. Tried nearly every trick I could find to improve it, but seems like it was all for nothing. Sorry for the rant btw :P

Would like to know how's people performance with current staging and dxvk I also heard that someone got their Overwatch to work with Proton, but can't recall how it was made.

  • Which Distro you're on?

  • Your PC Specs (144hz or not? )

  • in-game settings ( I personally usually play with everything low to reduce clutter)

  • Have you tried playing competitive mode or Quick Play ? AI comparisons tend to just not cut it for comparisons or testing. Most comparisons also seen people have their fps capped at 60.

I ran into issues last time I had both my windows and Linux on dual boot.. I was unable to re-install OS as there was multiple volumes and it was a lot of trouble to try to get rid of them.. eventually I cleaned it all with diskpart "clean all" cmd line.

Kinda scared of dual booting again to not break anything. What happened was I had on my other drive Linux and other windows.. however what happened with my drive that linux was... my 1TB HDD turned into 500GB and basically other 500GB was just gone or hidden... and the HDD would show as 500GB instead of 1TB. Most scary part was that I had 12 volumes/partitions with size of 100mb or so when I checked with OS installer.

Would like to install Linux again, but I just wanna know where all those volumes come from?

11/14/2018 12:51:13 CEST

Gaming in Debian

With a GeForce GTX 660 and an Intel Core i5 4440. What are my chances? Lets say that I want to play a game like Assassins Creed Odyssey,will i still have the same perfomance like,when I Use Windows?

11/14/2018 11:08:56 CEST

humble bundle individual support for Linux games

I did just buy the 2 latest humble bundles, and noticed that I could support each title with different amount of cash. So each Linux port did get equal amount, Windows only games got a big fat 0. And the SENS Foundation did get the rest.

I will suggest you also do the same to tunnel the cash to the people who makes Linux ports :)

11/14/2018 11:03:08 CEST

Considering a non-Intel non-Nvidia build, would appreciate manufacturer opinions

I'm planning out my next computer build, and I've chosen to go as pure AMD as possible. Ryzen, Radeon, whole nine yards. I'm glad they're either catching up or have caught up to the aforementioned brands, but I am having a hard time picking a manufacturer.

See, I'm a huge fan of EVGA. Motherboards, graphics cards, power supplies, the lot. However, they don't make anything AMD that I can find. What are your opinions on say, MSi, Gigabyte, or other large manufacturer? Why do you like them so much?

Thanks for your insight!

11/14/2018 09:45:38 CEST

Lol closes After First downloading Screen Not The launcher

Like i said it closes after the first 1500mb downloaded and idk why. Do you have any ideas?

11/14/2018 07:33:08 CEST

Now that I have wine, how do I get games?

I wanted to download Bloons td battles, but steam says I have an invalid platform, which is true, but I have wine so I could be able to run it. so what can I do? Is there somewhere else I should download from?

11/14/2018 07:20:12 CEST

Ev Nova on Android (exagear wine version 1.6.2)

Hi im looking to optimize ev nova using exagear. So far ive taken apart nova sounds, and will be starting the process of lowering the bitrates for every snd file in the nova sounds .rez. Hopefully this will improve fps.
Id also like to attempt disabling dsound.dll altogether.

Is their a dev or someone familiar with the wine/linux part of exagear that could possible drop a few lines on how to disable dsound.dll?
Also I noticed on the faq of wine hq db that windows 7 compatibility mode is supposed to force programs to use the xaudio2.dll or something similar rather then dsound.dll. Yet their doesnt seem to be any xaudio2 in the .dll library or in the dll override menu in winecfg.
Disabling audio drivers didnt help, disabling dsound.dll helped up until a permanent crash.
It runs at a steady 3 to 4 fps, but loads faster then the basilisk 2 version running a full mac os 8.1.

When I disabled dsound.dll, it hit 10+fps before crashing.

Ive also made a blank nova sound.rez file to no avail, but it seems to be dsound.dll.

Ive also begun tossing in as many versions of dsound.dll i can find on the internet, swapping them out to test for increased performance, to possibly find one thats a bit more compatible with ev nova. The 2.0.4 version seems to provide incredibly choppy sound quality.
Some .dll's seem to remove the choppyness but causes the sound to be in a slow mo like state.
Im not certain if this is the drivers/dll's/or ingame data files or a combination of all of the above.
Ive also attempted running ev nova in compatibility mode for win98/95, as the system reqs of ev nova states it needs 64 mb of ram on win98/95 and 128 using xp.

exagear uses wine 1.6.2

ill provide debug logs tomorrow in full

11/14/2018 04:08:01 CEST

Walking Stutter

I troubleshoot Windows for a living so when I come home Id rather not look at the darn thing. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 and Steam. Some of my favorite games have a Linux port. Alien Isolation, Dying Light to name a few. These happen to be two games that have the issue Im facing. Frame rate is staying very high 60 plus, however, when I walk or run my character around, there is a terrible stutter to the movement. This does not happen in the newer Tomb Raider trilogy or a few other high profile games. I dont know if it is just the ports of the games or if I am new enough to Linux that I am missing a library or something else. I am in IT so I have tried many steps before coming here. Made sure the generic drivers are not running. Latest Nvidia drivers and older ones. Cycled through a ton of forums. Any help is appreciated.


8th Gen 6 core Intel MSI GTX 1070 ti MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Plus 16gb of ddr4

11/14/2018 03:36:32 CEST

SteamPlay whitelist game update
URL: https://steamdb.info/app/891390/history/?changeid=5381406
11/14/2018 02:09:23 CEST

Could someone explain FAudio and XAudio to me ?

I've heard those terms thrown around and have no idea what it is about.

Apparently there is also a guy called Ethan Lee working on these issues so it could be merged to WINE and then it will help.

11/14/2018 01:13:25 CEST

A list of SteamPlay games updated. Dark Souls 3 is now on the whitelist!
URL: https://steamdb.info/app/891390/history/
11/14/2018 00:58:39 CEST

Which method to test OC and RAM timings?

hi fellow enthusiasts, first of all, if this is not the right sub, please tell me and/or direct me to the right one, but since this is a mixture of linux related and kinda pc gaming i thought i might give this a try, so here i go:

i game on a linux desktop with R1700x and 16 GB g.skill flare X RAM with a gtx980ti

i experience occasionall random quits in cs:go and dota2 (my main games)

i suspect that the ram timings with the predefined xmp profile is the culprit since i set it to the profile of 3200MHz

with memtest the ram is fine but i suspect that there is some kind of allocation error going on...

also i replaced the amd wraith with a dark rock pror and looking to OC my cpu via the asus bios (asus b350 plus)

for stress testing the cpu i will go for the usual suspects

but my main questions are:

  • how OC the graphics card (if ot is possible)
  • what to use for testing RAM stability

i hope you guys can chime in with some insight, since i have my fair share of experience with the cli but i am new to oc'ing

ps: sorry for the formatting i am on mobile and will clean it up

11/14/2018 00:58:34 CEST

League Of Legends?

I know that there was a way to play it and whatever, but can you REALLY play it like if u were on windows or mac? like, or at least playabe on a gt 640 (i know its a shitty graphics cards, but its what i can do xD) now with the updates and everything (I don't really know whats happening on linux, i was a big fan long time ago but not now since i mostly only do gaming on pc, not that much xD)

Sorry for bad english btw.

11/13/2018 23:17:42 CEST

Has anyone managed to get Fallout 76 to work?

Has anyone successfully got the game to work yet? I was unable to get it working in my testing.

11/13/2018 23:11:43 CEST

error when opening config for lutris

I get an error whenever I right click a game and click on the configuration option. This happens with lutris 0.4.23 on arch linux. Any idea what the cause is?

INFO     2018-11-13 14:57:41,074 [lutriswindow]:Setting up view for first run
INFO     2018-11-13 14:57:42,587 [dxvk]:Updating DXVK versions
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lutris/gui/lutriswindow.py", line 805, in on_edit_game_configuration
    dialog = EditGameConfigDialog(self, game, on_dialog_saved)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lutris/gui/config_dialogs.py", line 476, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lutris/gui/config_dialogs.py", line 39, in build_tabs
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lutris/gui/config_dialogs.py", line 241, in _build_runner_tab
    self.runner_box = RunnerBox(self.lutris_config)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lutris/gui/config_boxes.py", line 595, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lutris/gui/config_boxes.py", line 89, in generate_widgets
    self.call_widget_generator(option, option_key, value, default)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lutris/gui/config_boxes.py", line 185, in call_widget_generator
    self.generate_editable_grid(option_key, label=option['label'], value=value)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lutris/gui/config_boxes.py", line 401, in generate_editable_grid
    value = list(value.items())
AttributeError: 'str' object has no attribute 'items'
11/13/2018 23:00:38 CEST

Fullscreen vs Windowed Benchmarks


I ran some benchmarks testing Fullscreen vs Windowed performance.

I ran the benchmarks on Solus OS kernel 4.18.16, Gnome 3.28.2 with an Intel i5-4460 and Nvidia GT-1030 driver 410.66

I ran the three Unigine benchmarks - Heaven, Valley, and Superposition. I also ran GRID Autosport's benchmark tool.

I tested using a two monitor setup and a single monitor setup.

All tests were done on a 1920x1080 monitor and for the two monitor setup I had a 1440x900 monitor with Discord, Steam, and Conky.

The single monitor setup had Discord, Steam, and Conky running also.

Solus OS Kernel 4.18.16 Intel i5-4460
Gnome 3.28.2 Nvidia GT-1030 Driver 410.66
Dual Monitor GRID Autosport Valley Heaven Superposition
Fullscreen 84.61 47.80 67.2 36.93
Windowed 86.95 47.00 65.6 35.99
Single Monitor
Fullscreen 87.75 49.50 69.80 37.10
Windowed 84.74 47.30 66.00 36.19

Detailed stats:

Multi Monitor


Single Monitor


11/13/2018 21:47:55 CEST

New [VALVE] card game Artifact Compatible with Linux, I'm watching this guy now analyzing it, anyone else have an opinion?
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/Wuvit
11/13/2018 21:17:00 CEST

HITMAN 2 currently free on Steam (Windows-only, but gold-rated on Protondb.com)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/863550/HITMAN_2
11/13/2018 20:57:40 CEST

this sub is gonna explode when the steam store will stop working for all of us in a couple weeks
URL: https://i.redd.it/1aw4umk1f5y11.png
11/13/2018 20:21:28 CEST

Loving Pop Os

PopOS from System76 is IMO the best implementation of the GNONE desktop on a Ubuntu based distro.

Very well designed, Nvidia drivers (if you download the Nvidia version) are already installed and everything is buttery smooth.

I nuked my Ubuntu installation and now I am using PopOS as my daily driver.


11/13/2018 20:03:37 CEST

Linux isn't even an option for Nvidia
URL: https://i.redd.it/pzntebfg25y11.png
11/13/2018 19:10:22 CEST

URL: https://i.redd.it/o7r4yfaz05y11.png
11/13/2018 19:02:37 CEST

Selected for Nvida survey, with no linux options and got this...
URL: https://i.redd.it/wly0vyffq4y11.png
11/13/2018 18:02:34 CEST

[Diablo 3] Mouse pointer disappears after a few minutes of playing


when playing Diablo 3 my cursor disappears after a few minutes of playing. I can still move the mouse, and click on buttons, everything works fine, just the cursor is invisible. It happens in fullscreen and windowed fullscreen mode. Large Cursor is disabled. When switching between fullscreen and windowed fullscreen the cursor becomes visible again, but eventually disappears a few minutes later.

I found a post with the same issue, but no solution: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=198821

I'm running Arch Linux (up to date) with KDE. The game runs together with the Battle.net app inside a 64bit wineprefix with dxvk and corefonts installed.

Wine version: wine-3.20 (Staging)

Does anyone know what could be causing this?

Thanks in advance for your help!

11/13/2018 17:15:29 CEST

Proton Stats

I don't work on Proton, Wine, DXVK or FAudio, I'm a game tester and was curious how many Steam games are now supported out of the box via Proton.

https://www.protondb.com/Amazing site.

I did some basic number crunching. There's 70,264 appid's on steam (not all are games). Of those appid's:
26,385 are games that are currently available on Steam.
19.5% are Linux Native. (5,150 of 26,385)
80.5% are not Linux Native. (21,235 of 26,385)

In Proton:
25.5% games have been reported (5,425 of 21,235)
53.8% games work (2,920 of 5,425)
74.5% games have not been reported (15,810 of 21,235)

That makes Linux Native + Games that work in Proton:
30.5% of games available on Steam (8,070 of 26,385).

But to be fair, ignore the games that aren't being reported:
76.3% of games work which have been reported and are Linux Native (8,070 of 10,575).

https://www.protondb.com/ On the top right, you're able to link your Steam Account. Once completed, it lets you explore the status of each game in your library. You're able to filter by games that don't have any reports, sort by how many hours you played each game, the average user review, and more. The top says Contribute, which lets you submit a game report.

I have much respect, thank you for making this possible.

11/13/2018 17:01:52 CEST

Proton Stats

I don't work on Proton, Wine, DXVK or FAudio, I'm a game tester and was curious how many Steam games are now supported out of the box via Proton.

https://www.protondb.com/Amazing site.

I did some basic number crunching. There's 70,264 appid's on steam (not all are games). Of those appid's:
26,385 are games that are currently available on Steam.
19.5% are Linux Native. (5,150 of 26,385)
80.5% are not Linux Native. (21,235 of 26,385)

In Proton:
25.5% games have been reported (5,425 of 21,235)
53.8% games work (2,920 of 5,425)
74.5% games have not been reported (15,810 of 21,235)

That makes Linux Native + Games that work in Proton:
30.5% of games available on Steam.

But to be fair, ignore the games that aren't being reported:
76.3% of games work which have been reported and are Linux Native (8,070 of 10,575).
https://www.protondb.com/ On the top right, you're able to link your Steam Account. Once completed, it lets you explore the status of each game in your library. You're able to filter by games that don't have any reports, sort by how many hours you played each game, the average user review, and more. The top says Contribute, which lets you submit a game report.

11/13/2018 16:51:23 CEST

The Fertile Crescent is an indie RTS in development that looks quite promising
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-fertile-crescent-is-an-indie-rts-in-development-that-looks-quite-promising.12957
11/13/2018 16:34:36 CEST

Deadly Days, the strategic zombie survival rogue-lite has changed dramatically, we have keys to give away
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/deadly-days-the-strategic-zombie-survival-rogue-lite-has-changed-dramatically-we-have-keys-to-give-away.12960
11/13/2018 16:32:59 CEST

Project Hospital is a more serious hospital building game out with Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/project-hospital-is-a-more-serious-hospital-building-game-out-with-linux-support.12880
11/13/2018 16:28:15 CEST

NIGHTS Into Dreams (Steam/Mac)

Okay another classic .NET breaks everything! Starts up with a black screen and no noise either.

So has anyone succeeded in running on Mac? Plenty of people seem to have pulled it off on Linux.

11/13/2018 15:58:40 CEST

Anyone knows if Winepak will resume development in the near future?

There's a redesign branch https://github.com/winepak/winepak-sdk-images/tree/redesign but it's not active anymore.

I need WoW64 Wine inside a Flatpak and I wonder if anyone made it work. Please share if you did! Right now I can compile 64 bits easily but not WoW64 (no 32 bits development libs). I also have a working setup with Winepak and I started compiling the redesign branch but it needs so much GBs and compiling takes forever. So I gave up after the first try and getting messages about problems with the 32 bits links.

11/13/2018 15:35:03 CEST

The Shiny New Features Of Mesa 18.3 For Open-Source Intel / Radeon Graphics Drivers
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-18.3-Features
11/13/2018 13:43:01 CEST

Feral Interactive are asking you to send the game port suggestions again
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/feral-interactive-are-asking-you-to-send-the-game-port-suggestions-again.12958
11/13/2018 12:48:47 CEST

box 360 Emulation is here on the PC. The story of Xenia
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qN62ts4aUQ
11/13/2018 10:54:32 CEST

PODCAST #10: James Ramey (Codeweavers) on Steam Play/Proton (boiling steam)
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/podcast-10-james-ramey-codeweavers-on-steam-play-proton/
11/13/2018 10:26:53 CEST

i3: Some games crash if not fullscreen/I switch desktops

So, I got both Skyrim and (especially) New Vegas running more-or-less smoothly, save one thing... they must be full screen, and if I try to switch desktops, they freeze.

Anyone know what's up with that?

11/13/2018 09:28:52 CEST

Issues on Manjaro with steam-native and steam-manjaro

So, I've been having a bit of a conflict, when I have just steam-manjaro installed, most things work fine, but some things don't, like Borderlands 2.

Borderlands 2 works when I install steam-native, but that makes it so I can't seem to play Doom (2016), Wolfenstein The New Colossus, and potentially others.

I've read about steam-native messing things up on arch-based systems, but I'm not entierly sure I can run without it.

I also noticed that if I have just steam-manjaro installed, then open steam, then install steam-native, I can run BOTH Borderlands 2 and Doom without installing or uninstalling anything , which seemed to be mutually exclusive options (if I close steam after this, after relaunching, Doom won't launch until I uninstall steam-native). Does anyone know a workaround for this issue? I don't really want to be installing and uninstalling every time I want to play a different game.

11/13/2018 08:01:27 CEST

Program simar to flux that disables during games.

Quick question, are there any program similar to flux that will tint my screen away from blue to make it easier on the eyes but will disable its self when Games or even full screen videos are launched?

11/13/2018 04:05:43 CEST

[Poor Gaming Performance] Is This a CPU or GPU Driver Problem?

I am using NVIDIA 950M GPU and an i5-7200U Intel CPU. My distro is Kubuntu. I am writing the details of my issue in a choppy and odd way, because, frankly, I am burned out and exhausted. Here's what I know about the issue:

  1. TF2 and CS:GO both have horrible performance on Linux. This was not the case 6 months ago (at least with TF2, I only installed CS:GO to see if other source games have this issue), while the performance on Windows is delightful.
  2. I had this problem on Manjaro (a distro which uses bumblebee) and it was even worse. When I switched to Ubuntu (a distro where logging out is necessary to switch GPU), the performance was improved, but still had stability issues (FPS would often dip below 60 and there was noticeable stuttering). Yet, this did not match the performance I had on Windows.
  3. Perhaps, my mind is playing tricks on me, but, with my NVIDIA GPU, Plague Inc. Evolved feels choppy. At max settings it feels weirdly slow and if I ever go into fast-forward, it's kinda stutter-y. I will test it later with my Intel iGPU.
  4. I have set my NVIDIA GPU to "Prefer Max Performance" in NVIDIA settings. I have also set my Intel CPU governor to "Performance."
  5. I have three other minor problems related to my GPU that I hope will help narrow down the issue. First, my NVIDIA GPU has to use the XRender compositor, because if I use any of the OpenGL compositors and open a window, parts of the screen "behind" the window become black and it can only be remedied by dragging the window around the black parts. XRender is a very unpleasant compositor due to the difficult-to-see (imagine light-yellow on white) transparent panels. My Intel iGPU does not have this issue, and thus can use the more pleasant OpenGL compositor. Secondly, and I do not think this to be related, but my Driver Manager acts weird. Every time I open it, I have to wait a long period of time as it is "Collecting information on my system." Once the wait is over, selecting a driver doesn't feel like it works, as I just click apply. There is no installation time or anything; clicking "OK" just exits the window. I don't believe this to be the problem, as I simply installed the drivers through the terminal, so any issue that was there has been fixed. Third, NVIDIA-settings does not work (as in, running through terminal gives me the error "Driver not found" or something along those lines) if I am running my Intel iGPU and I have to use the terminal to change my GPU to NVIDIA. Then, once I log out and log back in, I can then run NVIDIA-settings.
  6. Due to previously noted driver manager issue, I decided to test proprietary drivers from the official third-party PPA. The drivers I installed were version "4.20," I think. This is just an additional note, as I had all of said problems on my default Ubuntu proprietary drivers.
  7. Is anyone aware of any Linux/Windows benchmarks or games I can use to test my CPU and GPU to compare between Linux and Windows to help narrow the issue down?

I am sure I am leaving out many details. I'm just burned out. Feel free to ask anything to help narrow down the issue.

11/13/2018 01:01:41 CEST

Deltarune running on Linux natively
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Deltarune/comments/9wizh3/deltarune_running_on_linux_natively/
11/12/2018 23:39:04 CEST

Pathfinder: Kingmaker – A True Tabletop Experience On PC/Linux
URL: https://moorebetterwords.com/2018/11/07/pathfinder-kingmaker-a-true-tabletop-experience-on-pc/
11/12/2018 22:22:03 CEST

Gaming on a laptop

Does anybody do gaming on a laptop? To make it harder, do your laptop have Optimus (hybrid Intel/Nvidia)? What do you use? How does it work for you?

I've tried, Bumblebee with Primus with mixed results and the same with nvidia-xrun. I really wanted to like nvidia-xrun, as it gave better performance, but it requires maintaining Openbox or another WM or desktop environment. I use KDE and going back to Openbox means I give up all the nice KDE features, even if only for gaming.

What do you use and how well does it work for you?

11/12/2018 21:52:01 CEST

Any cute and relaxing RPGs with native Linux support or good wine/proton performance?

I looked through a lot of RPGs today looking for something my style, like a top down/isometric 2d type thing and found nothing. maybe someone here might have a recommendation?

11/12/2018 21:18:24 CEST

Can someone ELI5 what a lot of the "windows games on Linux" programs are and what exactly they do?

I have a hard time keeping straight what a lot of these things are and do, and I figure I can't be the only one, so I figure it would be a good post if someone could give a brief overview of these things, the differences between and how they interact (and more if you think of others):

- Wine

- Vulkan


- Proton

- Lutris

11/12/2018 21:06:35 CEST

How can I find out what Lutris would do for a given game? What's the best way to replicate that?

I don't know why, but I really dislike magical solutions one-click solutions that I do not understand. I'm aware that that's true for 99.99% of the technology I use, but I do enjoy figuring out how something works.

So, I've got a specific but undetermined game and want to know what steps Lutris would take or what settings/fixes it would apply.

How do I find that out? I obviously browsed through their repo, wasn't very successful though. Not even a little bit.

11/12/2018 20:05:01 CEST

Testers needed: WattmanGTK [AMDGPU users] • r/linux
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/9wgf25/testers_needed_wattmangtk_amdgpu_users/
11/12/2018 19:40:55 CEST

SuperTuxKart Needs Testers for Online-Multiplayer
URL: http://blog.supertuxkart.net/2018/11/supertuxkart-networking-looking-for.html
11/12/2018 18:48:51 CEST

Behold the requirements for Total War: WARHAMMER II
URL: http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/news/919/
11/12/2018 18:33:14 CEST

2GB, vs 4GB Video Card. Linux (Native and proton). Are 4GB a must actually?

I'm considering upgrading my videocard but was reflecting on the video memory size problem. Is it so compelling to have 4GB on modern games? Does effectively represent a real bottleneck in terms of framerate, stuttering and so on? Does DXVK introduce a further VRAM "consumption" that requires additional VRAM to work best?

11/12/2018 16:23:39 CEST

Neuroslicers is a narrative driven, online competitive cyberpunk RTS that will have Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/neuroslicers-is-a-narrative-driven-online-competitive-cyberpunk-rts-that-will-have-linux-support.12953
11/12/2018 16:11:28 CEST

Luna and the Moonling is a sweet puzzle game that's now available on Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/luna-and-the-moonling-is-a-sweet-puzzle-game-thats-now-available-on-linux.12951
11/12/2018 16:07:32 CEST

Little Misfortune is a sweet looking adventure, should hopefully get Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/little-misfortune-is-a-sweet-looking-adventure-should-hopefully-get-linux-support.12948
11/12/2018 16:05:34 CEST

Reynard is now available for wishlisting on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/970140/Reynard/
11/12/2018 15:50:29 CEST

humble warhammer bundle

Have any of you taken a closer look at this bundle?

I am a bit disappointed. Only one Linux game in this bundle. This is not good enough :) They can do it better next time

11/12/2018 12:49:38 CEST


Recently, Wine was updated to 3.20. With it came some bug fixes that allowed GeForceNOW to load if you extracted the exe from GeForceNOW-Release.exe (held in the folder GeForceNOW/CEF).

Upon loading, you're greeted with terms and agreement page but it's all ran together and a green box which would normally say "Agree" but no text is displayed. You're stuck here until wine tells you the program crashed.

If you run GeForceNOWStreamer.exe, the terms and agreement page comes up again but this time correctly allowing you to hit agree and then a login page will appear with facebook buttons and whatnot, but again no text. The fields will accept input and if you put your credentials and hit enter, the loading window will appear but will crash because it's not loading anything.

If you start up GeForceNOW.exe with wine, it will now dim, skip the terms and agreement, and a box will appear next to the green "games" button where you can scroll to find a game, telling you that's where you can explore available games. Another green box will appear at the bottom right that says "Send Feedback."

Then it will crash.

That's as far as I've gotten. Anyone else have any ideas? I feel like it's so close...sooooo close...

I can't parse the log in terminal for anything useful because I'm not that knowledgeable, but maybe someone else is.

GeForceNOW will only go so far if you run it under WINEARCH=win64 (the default winearch), and set the OS to windows 7+.

11/12/2018 11:51:08 CEST

New Linux Game: Despotism 3k
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/699920/Despotism_3k/
11/12/2018 11:37:50 CEST

Lutris and Icons - How to have Lutris create banner icons for the library?

It seems the default icons Lutris uses as banners in your library are created from the game binaries. But how does it do that? And can you replicate this process on purpose?

I have installed some games on my own, not through the Lutris install scripts. Then I pointed Lutris to then so I'd be able to run a different wine version on them as the recent default version won't work. Natually banners are missing.

It's not that big a deal, but the banners are looking great and they fill the rectangle space that they are meant for just fine. Just as if they were designed for that.

I can't seem to find any comparable well-looking icons to use, so I'd like to understand how Lutris creates them and have it repeat that for my already installed games.


11/12/2018 11:18:59 CEST

Lutris 0.5.0 is coming
URL: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22603143
11/12/2018 09:36:58 CEST

ProtonDB - A New Reporting System Proposal and Appeal For Feedback!
URL: https://www.protondb.com/news/revised-report-flow-review
11/12/2018 07:15:56 CEST

Don't buy Grim Dawn

Am not sure about playing this straight thru wine but if you get the game thru steam and use proton it kicks the anti-piracy.

Sadly like a dummy I didn't read the forums prior at least for me it didnt allow me to select a class and also the quest mob that I needed to kill it didn't spawn for me.

Aside from that the game ran pretty good!

11/12/2018 04:39:39 CEST

[QUESTION] Command &amp; Conquer: Tiberian Sun

Is there anyway to play this on Linux currently? I know of OpenRA and Tiberian Dawn, I'm extremely curious about Tiberian Sun, personal favorite of the series after Retaliation(PS1)

11/12/2018 02:58:30 CEST

Troubleshoot Proton games?

I am trying to run "Borderlands" under Proton, but at whatever resolution I set it at, it is locked at 9-10 FPS. I opted into the beta, but this made no difference. I am using a GTX-980 with the Nvidia "blob". My Xorg is as generated by nvidia-settings, except I have added:

Option "ForceCompositionPipeline" "True"

to prevent tearing, and

Option "Coolbits" "12"

to alow overclocking. I overclock with the following script:


#boost gpu performance

nvidia-settings -a [gpu:0]/GPUPowerMizerMode=1

nvidia-settings --assign [gpu:0]/GPUGraphicsClockOffset[3]=165

nvidia-settings --assign [gpu:0]/GPUMemoryTransferRateOffset[3]=475

#monitor system

watch "nvidia-smi; free -h; sensors"

#reset defaults

nvidia-settings -a [gpu:0]/GPUPowerMizerMode=2

nvidia-settings --assign [gpu:0]/GPUGraphicsClockOffset[3]=0

nvidia-settings --assign [gpu:0]/GPUMemoryTransferRateOffset[3]=0

It overclocks the GPU, then lest you monitor the system. When you hit ctrl+c the GPU is reset to it's defaults. Running this script has no effect on framerate for the game.

Does anyone have any Ideas how to fix this game? Is there a guide to troubleshooting proton games somewhere?

11/12/2018 02:31:03 CEST

How well does the Ryzen 3 2200G perform on GTA V?
11/12/2018 02:30:30 CEST

MTG Arena: Alt+Tabbing Makes Game Unresponsive to Mouse Input

Anyone know how to fix this? This might be the case for other games under Wine. It's a Unity game.

Any suggestions on how to fix?

11/12/2018 02:16:04 CEST

The incredible looking Zelda-like 'Hazelnut Bastille' has been fully funded
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-incredible-looking-zelda-like-hazelnut-bastille-has-been-fully-funded.12946
11/12/2018 01:31:05 CEST

Lightweight distro for HoI4

I want a distro that is lightweight but also runs a lots of hardware, it needs to run off a 32gb usb drive. The game in question is HoI4, steamcloud needs to work and the workshop needs to work

Thanks in advance

11/12/2018 01:16:46 CEST

So...if my current CPU dies which one should i get? Intel i7 8700k OR AMD Ryzen 2700x?

Which do you recommend? I'm on Linux Mint 19, in case that's important.

11/11/2018 23:08:58 CEST

Halo 2 PC Texture Flickering

Okay so I've been trying to fix this texture flickering problem for weeks now...

Tried wine-3.2, 3.8-staging, 3.10-staging, 3.16-staging, 3.18-esync-staging-pba, halo-online branch from Lutris. None of them fix the texture flickering. (it can be seen here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqe9wg0SWnk)

I was gonna try VK9 but my graphics card can't do Vulkan (maybe Nouveau will change this once they work on it later but this is not an option for me).

I did try Gallium-nine-staging (3.16) which did fix that particular issue but it has another issue that can be seen here : https://youtu.be/QCgPKgn3WYs?t=123 where the floor and other textures just turn black. (Not the same game but you get the point)

What should I do to fix this?

11/11/2018 22:48:13 CEST

Mad Max won't launch

I'm running Manjaro 18, fully up to date, nothing else seems to be not working. Hitman Launches, LiS: BtS launches, and all of my other games.

I've tried the fix that involves using this command to link the libraries

ln -s x86_64/* .

The steam output is

GameAction [AppID 234140, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to SynchronizingCloud with ""
GameAction [AppID 234140, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to ProcessingShaderCache with ""
GameAction [AppID 234140, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to SiteLicenseSeatCheckout with ""
GameAction [AppID 234140, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to CreatingProcess with ""
GameAction [AppID 234140, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp waiting for user response to CreatingProcess ""
GameAction [AppID 234140, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp continues with user response "CreatingProcess"
Game update: AppID 234140 "", ProcID 18522, IP
>>> Adding process 18522 for game ID 234140
GameAction [AppID 234140, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to WaitingGameWindow with ""
GameAction [AppID 234140, ActionID 2] : LaunchApp changed task to Completed with ""
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/ben/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/ben/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
pid 18524 != 18523, skipping destruction (fork without exec?)
pid 18525 != 18523, skipping destruction (fork without exec?)
pid 18527 != 18523, skipping destruction (fork without exec?)
pid 18528 != 18523, skipping destruction (fork without exec?)
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/ben/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
/mnt/games/Steam/steamapps/common/Mad Max/bin/MadMax: error while loading shared libraries: libidn.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
>>> Adding process 18523 for game ID 234140
Game removed: AppID 234140 "", ProcID 18522 
No cached sticky mapping in ActivateActionSet.

When I try to launch the game...

Does anyone have any other ideas? The game ran before, I can't remember if it was this distro, or a different one.

11/11/2018 22:42:19 CEST

Space Engineers *almost* works on Linux

Hello there!

Today, I think I've made a pretty big goal towards ditching Windows: Space Engineers almost works under WINE! I'm currently able to browse through menus, configure options, and generate worlds, but I can't actually load into worlds. Each time I try, Space Engineers causes a graphic driver crash in WINE and forces me to quit. In the logs, I notice right around when it crashes, it fails to "initialize material shader[GBuffer][Standard]_USE_SHADOW_CASCADES,USE_DEFORMED_CUBE_INSTANCING for vertex". I thought now that the game can actually be launched and almost starts a world, someone may be able to figure out what the final hitch is. I can think of a few likely reasons:

  1. I'm running the game from an NTFS drive
  2. DirectX/Vulkan/.NET doesn't like to be run from WINE
  3. Game files maybe need to be verified?
  4. Unresolvable issue caused by Linux

VRageRender-DirectX11.log: https://pastebin.com/UhJKkftK

SpaceEngineers.log: https://pastebin.com/eXCUhYS4

Anyone have any ideas? It appears like it wants to work.

11/11/2018 19:48:27 CEST

Have you all played this great game similar to the old Theme Hospital- available natively on Linux through Steam
URL: https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=hbwkARRipbg&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dcjd-AU4jcYU%26feature%3Dshare
11/11/2018 19:48:03 CEST

Artifact (upcoming Valve's card game) is now available for pre-order with day-1 native Linux Vulkan support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/583950/Artifact/
11/11/2018 18:24:57 CEST

Problem installing The Dark Mod

Hi Folks,

I have followed the Linux instructions in http://www.thedarkmod.com/download-the-mod/ but I am getting this error:


What is going on?

Any suggestion?


11/11/2018 17:29:36 CEST

DXVK 0.92 is out
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v0.92
11/11/2018 17:25:37 CEST

[Lutris] Overwatch: nifty workaround for sleeping agent and other small changes

Greetings everyone, this is Tannis Root from the Lutris team with a quick update on the Overwatch installer.

Here is a very short list of some small but useful changes done to the Overwatch installer:

  • Added tasks to create config entries that default the game to use WEMB format and software encoding to be able to save Highlights (doesn't work with MP4 option).
  • DXVK version bumped to 0.91
  • Added scripts to ease the process of fixing the "Sleeping Agent"/greyed out install button issue. To get rid of these problems, simply "Stop" the game, open the context menu for it and press `Execute script`. Nifty GIF to demonstrate:

\"Execute Script\" demonstration

Note that to use `Execute Script`, you need Lutris 0.4.23, which should be available for all distros except for Manjaro (due to 2 week delay) and Fedora.

If you want to upgrade your current configuration, either just install the new script using over existing prefix, or copy the game folder out of the prefix and do a brand new installation.

Until next time!

11/11/2018 17:04:02 CEST

Nvidia and VSync: What's the correct way to do it?

Manjaro 18.0

Nvidia Driver 410.73 (Card GTX 750)

XFCE Desktop 4.13

Compton v4-rc1-6-gb18d46b

XFCE itself doesn't have an option for it, as far as I'm aware.

Running compton with --vsync={any} doesn't fix it either.

In-game VSync options either work, but throttle to 30 fps when it can't maintain 60 fps, or do nothing at all.

The only thing I found to work reliably is setting "Force Full Composition Pipeline" in nvidia-settings, and disabling in-game VSync options to avoid any issues.

However, I'm not sure what other effects this option may have, especially in terms of performance.

Is there a different, "correct" way to get rid of screen-tearing across the board?

11/11/2018 16:31:13 CEST

Proton won't launch any games fix (PermissionError)

This is caused by the root user, or some other user, owning the mounted Windows drive. It could also be caused by read write permissions not being properly enforced.

First lets see how you would mount a Windows drive automatically at boot

Say /dev/sda1 was the partition you wanted to mount

You'd need the UUID (The disks unique identifier). You get this with

blkid /dev/sda1

It will give you an output like

/dev/sda1: LABEL="New Volume" UUID="8C2A9BD52A9BBB22" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="3537124b-01"

I am going to assume that yours is formatted as ntfs because that is the default for windows.

Then you need to put a line in this file called /etc/fstab

This is the file that deals with mounting disks at boot. The lines already there are your system drive(s) DO NOT EDIT THEM just make a new line and put something like this

UUID=8C2A9BD52A9BBB22 /mnt/hdd ntfs-3g auto,defaults,uid=1000,gid=4,umask=000 0 0

So a quick run down of what everything is

UUID= Identifies the disk

/mnt/hdd is the place I am mounting it to

ntfs-3g is the driver I am using to mount it (make sure this is ntfs-3g not ntfs, ntfs doesn't have write permissions)

Now the options, auto and defaults are just there to make everything smooth

uid is the user id, you can get this number by running

echo $UID

gid is the group id, I've set this to wheel which in my case was 4. You can get the gid for all groups by running

cat /etc/group

I'd recommend wheel because you should already be in it

Then umask is just the permissions with 000 meaning everyone can do whatever they want with the files so I'm just setting it to this.

Those are the 3 options which really make a difference and fix the permission error

next are 2 mystery numbers you don't have to worry about, they're for linux file systems and should be set to 0 in this case

After doing all this you can reboot and the drives should be mounted where you set them to be mounted

cd into them and run ls -l you should see your username and group come up this means that you are the owner. And then proton should work as it should.

Really hopes this helps people and lets them start using proton sooner as it is a really really good program.

11/11/2018 15:13:09 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for November 11, 2018: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

Ask away!

11/11/2018 14:32:52 CEST

Volcanoids devs: "We'd like to release versions for Linux and Mac later as well"
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/9vux87/volcanoids_announcement_trailer/e9f880n
11/11/2018 08:41:57 CEST

CSGO on Linux is laggy

FPS is 20-30 with spikes upto 80fps. On Windows it runs at 50-60 fps. Also the menu is so laggy that's it's hard to use and the game takes like 5 minutes to open

GPU is Radeon 7640G

11/11/2018 07:42:53 CEST

Anyone here playing Fantasy Strike?

I picked it up but asked for a refund when I could not get my Logitech F310 working with it properly.

  • Movement was jerky. Could not move continuously in one direction unless I released the dpad direction and mash it in that direction.

  • Attack button holding did not work either. If I held an attack button it would not charge for an attack it would just do one attack and no more til I pressed it again.

Would love to give it another shot but I need more confirmation about it's working status.

11/11/2018 05:50:15 CEST

Looking for 2 to 4 player games - Non Twin Stick or Traditional Fighting Game stuff.

Gathering games for my get togethers. Here is what we currently have/play - the games in bold have been hits:

  • 1001 Spikes - This one continues to have issues when the same type of controller is connected so it's going to be out til I figure out what's up with it.
  • Ascendant
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • Blazing Star
  • Canabalt
  • Curse of the Crescent Isle DX
  • Dustforce DX
  • I Am The Hero - Another one having controller issues like 1001 Spikes. This one may be tapped out til I can resolve the issue.
  • Crimson Clover World Ignition
  • Eggnogg+
  • Impossiball
  • Invisigun Heroes
  • Ion Ball 2: Ionstorm
  • Ironclad
  • Jamestown
  • JumpJet Rex
  • Lethal League
  • Megabyte Punch
  • Metal Slug
  • Metal Slug II
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug X
  • Mother Russia Bleeds
  • Neo Turf Masters
  • Orbital Gear
  • Outland
  • Pac-man 256
  • Pulstar
  • Regular Human Basketball
  • Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
  • River City Ransom
  • Sengoku 3
  • Shatter
  • Shock Troopers
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Shovel Knight
  • SkyRogue
  • Stardust Vanguards
  • Tallowmere
  • Towerfall 8 Player
11/11/2018 03:43:27 CEST

GPU upgrade for Black Friday

Hello all, figured I'd ask here for a quick recommendation. black friday is coming up and I'm sure many of us are poking around for GPU upgrades. im currently running a GTX 760 with 15 4690k and 8 gb ddr3 on a z97 pcmate board. I built this rig maybe 3 years ago, looking to upgrade. Im going up to 16 gb of ram, leaving the processor as is.

Question is, for $200-250 or so what can I expect to get for a GPU? Can I expect to see 1070's for around that price? what is comparable for AMD? should I even go with AMD? I'm just trying to get the best bang for my dollar, seeing what fellow linux users suggest.

11/11/2018 02:39:18 CEST

Steam Proton Rockstar Social Club incomplete Installation &amp; Other GTAV Help

I got GTAV to the point in my arch installation where it would crash right before the title screen, which unfortunately is the farthest ive ever gotten. Anyway i decided to re download gtav in steam to see if the issue was there. When i did that i took a step backwards and now i get this error whenever i start the game:

https://gyazo.com/ec4de94088184be33f3f463aaaee51fa Does anyone know how to fix this?

Also, if anyone else has gotten gtav working, im having a truck full of issues. I tried installing the ms core fonts from the windows iso, and from ttf-ms-fonts, and also from protontricks. Protontricks gives me many errors though, heres a screenshot: https://gyazo.com/fa1910a5220acf59340311cb0cd8dbe4 /hdd is the name of my steam drive

I dont think the font installation worked on any of those, becasue im still crashing unless its due to something else. Im on the latest proprietary driver for nvidia. Running it in lutris didnt do anything, and it shouldnt, the proton script doesnt add anything special to it.

11/11/2018 01:48:59 CEST

Sources: Valve Planning 135° VR Headset Bundled With ‘Knuckles’ Controllers &amp; Half-Life
URL: https://uploadvr.com/valve-135-vr-headset-half-life/
11/11/2018 01:10:56 CEST

No longer a rumor: Microsoft acquires Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment
URL: https://gematsu.com/2018/11/microsoft-acquires-obsidian-entertainment-and-inxile-entertainment
11/11/2018 00:34:34 CEST

I'm currently using a GTX 770 2GB, which is starting to show its age; I can get an RX 580 4GB on sale right now for $240 CAD ($182 USD). Should I jump on it or wait for Navi?

I'm excited to move back to team red and use the open source drivers. This seems like a great price! My only worry is that this won't be a big enough upgrade from my GTX 770; I'd like to have a card that will kick butt for at least two years before I get the upgrade itch again. :)

11/11/2018 00:19:22 CEST

X018: Microsoft acquires Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment

Today, at X018 event, Microsoft announced that acquired both Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment.

11/11/2018 00:04:34 CEST

Escape from Tarkov?

Hey everyone!

Last night i wiped windows for kde plasma on arch, and a windows exclusive game known as escape from tarkov uses unity on their new anti cheat. i want to give it a shot in dxvk has anyond tried it or gotten banned trying it

11/10/2018 23:19:10 CEST

Proton community tests Userscript has been improved
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamPlay/comments/9vxsoq/proton_community_tests_userscript_has_been/
11/10/2018 22:03:53 CEST

Why is nobody talking about the Warframe Fortuna Update completely breaking wine?

Ubuntu 18.10
Wine Staging 3.19
DXVK 0.91GTX 1050

Warframe ran fine until the Fortuna update. Searching the words Warframe and Fortuna anywhere in the search bar gets you nothing but news, blogs and videos. So far I've searched appdb.winehq.org and other areas related to wine/linux gaming, and no one seems to be talking about the fact that even on a fresh install of Warframe, you can't enter the Venus open world area without crashing to desktop because of a "32 bit" wine, regardless if it's flagged 64 bit or not.

Maybe it's a problem with the installer, my wine version, or something else on my end and not the game itself. In any case, I would appreciate some help in this manner, because I was highly anticipating the Fortuna update, and now it seems like everyone but me gets to enjoy it.


11/10/2018 21:24:29 CEST

Can't Launch Steam: glxChoose Visual failed error

Subject says it all. Some additional info:

glxgears works just fine.

$ uname -a
Linux pippin 4.15.0-20-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 24 06:16:15 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 

$ nvidia-smi
Sat Nov 10 13:37:07 2018       
| NVIDIA-SMI 390.77                 Driver Version: 390.77                    |
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|   0  GeForce GTX 1060    Off  | 00000000:01:00.0  On |                  N/A |
| N/A   49C    P3    19W /  N/A |    734MiB /  6075MiB |      0%      Default |

| Processes:                                                       GPU Memory |
|  GPU       PID   Type   Process name                             Usage      |
|    0      1107      G   /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg                           463MiB |
|    0      1785      G   ...equest-channel-token=658198124702167129   219MiB |
|    0     28455      G   cinnamon                                      48MiB |
11/10/2018 20:52:31 CEST

PSA: Battlefield 5 Works

Just tested it out on Manjaro 18 with 2700x and 2800ti. Installed Origin via Lutris w DXVK 0.91 esync. Battlefield 5 runs fine at Ultra / 4K at about 28-42 fps vs. a solid 60 on Windows 10. It stutters a bit at launch. I'll likely drop the settings a bit on Linux to get to 60fps. Frostbite engine comes through again. Haven't tried multiplayer mode.

11/10/2018 20:41:59 CEST

Any one of you fellas managed to get playVIG to work on mac? How?

Pretty self explanatory

11/10/2018 19:36:02 CEST

Thronebreaker Steam Play Linux

Thronebreaker was just released on steam, has anyone tried to run it through steamplay? I like the game but dont want to risk buying it without knowing if it works through proton/steamplay on linux.

11/10/2018 18:50:30 CEST

[The Forest] Game-Config gets not saved or applied issue is back! :(

The Forest had in the past the issue that the game settings dont get saved or applied in Wine

The issue got maybe randomly fixed by the game but now:

This bug is now back

The game settings gets saved in the registry . I was able to modify it in the past but now, important settings dont get changed like SSAO.

11/10/2018 18:12:20 CEST

Error while trying to run Dark Souls III
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9vv3eu/error_while_trying_to_run_dark_souls_iii/
11/10/2018 16:23:50 CEST

Error while trying to run Dark Souls III

I'm trying to run DS3 through Lutris because Proton is too slow for me. I get this wierd error because I have a 3GB card and it says that this:

[1110/161635.846:ERROR:angle_platform_impl.cc(54)] populateRenderer11DeviceCaps(906): Error querying driver version from DXGI Adapter.
warn:  D3D11Device::GetDeviceRemovedReason: Stub
System page size: 4096
Could not find page for trampoline in +/- 2GB range of function to hook
Error allocating trampoline memory (no memory within +/-2gb? prior failures?)

Anyone knows what to do?

Memory info:

[xxxxx@xxxxx-pc ~]$ glxinfo | egrep -i 'device|memory'
    GLX_NV_robustness_video_memory_purge, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
    GLX_NV_robustness_video_memory_purge, GLX_NV_swap_group, 
    GLX_NV_robustness_video_memory_purge, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
Memory info (GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info):
    Dedicated video memory: 3072 MB
    Total available memory: 3072 MB
11/10/2018 16:23:41 CEST

Radeon Polaris/Vega Linux gaming performance for Mesa 18.3 vs. NVIDIA
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=mesa-183-end&num=1
11/10/2018 16:08:57 CEST

How do you install Athenaeum on a Debian-based distro?


The instructions say:

Getting Started

Other Distros

Clone this repo.

+ the dependencies. On Debian 9 I couldn't install python3-peewee

Installing Athenaeum


Not currently supported, though you can probably do it with the setup.py

running python setup.py results in this error:

usage: setup.py [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2 [cmd2_opts] ...]

or: setup.py --help [cmd1 cmd2 ...]

or: setup.py --help-commands

or: setup.py cmd --help

error: no commands supplied


11/10/2018 16:07:15 CEST

Controller Issues (stuck going left)

I own a Playstation -> USB adapter (Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0810:0001 Personal Communication Systems, Inc. Dual PSX Adaptor or Twin USB Controller in Wine) which works perfectly in most programs. However, in some games under Wine, one of the axes is stuck in the left or down direction. I noticed this in the the menu in Ghost of a Tale and Fox n Forests, which are both Unity engine games. Remapping the controls in the Unity launcher didn't work, and x360ce isn't supported in Unity games either. I did end up using x360ce in A Hat in Time and Cuphead with no issues.

In wine control joy.cpl, the controllers do show up and none of them have stuck axes. Frustratingly, disabling all of the controllers in this interface still doesn't disable the controller in Fox n Forests, so I wasn't able to use qjoypad. However, when I ran xboxdrv, Fox n Forests ignored the controller entirely even though it showed up in joy.cpl correctly. I was then able to use qjoypad mapped with xboxdrv's controller.

Can anybody suggest anything for dealing with generic USB controllers and Unity games? Thanks.

11/10/2018 15:52:20 CEST

Something I'm not 100% clear on

I'm really considering of dropping windows for linux with wine, but I just want something cleared up for me a bit.

With wine/proton installed, you install windows applications, but linux applications still run natively on linux, that much I understand.

The question I have is, does it highten the ability to get a virus? Say I visit the wrong site or get a email with an attachment or something and have a sudden rush of shit to the brain and click it. The email application run natively on linux and the virus is for windows.

Would it run?

I know it wouldn't affect the root system as it wouldn't have the permissions outside of the home folder, but would it run at all?

11/10/2018 14:26:02 CEST

Rust back on Linux - when ?

WHen will Rust finally resume Linux sales and support ? I like that game but no tux no bux.

11/10/2018 14:22:44 CEST

OpenXcom is great way to relive 1994 X-Com experience, this time with bugfixes, enhancements and many great mods
URL: https://openxcom.org/
11/10/2018 13:02:23 CEST

Entangled the hilariously challenging physics puzzler - check out the GamingOnLinux Review
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/entangled-is-a-surprisingly-good-physics-puzzle-game-with-an-interesting-grapple-gun-mechanic.12792
11/10/2018 11:31:17 CEST

Font overlapping problems - Galactic Civilizations 2 and other games

Running Xubuntu 18.04, nvidia graphics, the game is run in Proton, but I've also seen the overlapping text issue in vanilla Wine in some other games, but not to this extent.

I've searched the net, but nothing.

Can someone point me to the right direction?


11/10/2018 10:43:15 CEST

4gb vram vs. 2gb vram

I'm curious to know if anybody of you have experienced tangible differences in having 4gb or 2gb of vram. Also i'd like to understand if this problem is worse under proton.

It seems to me that some lagging, expecially under proton, May Be caused by having 2gb only.

Have you some data/benchmarks self-made to share?

11/10/2018 10:18:29 CEST

Help installing windows Dying Light Via Proton/Wine?

I was wondering if anyone could help me install Dying Lite on Manjaro with windows/steam-proton.

I tried using native2proton, but I believe I may have missed a step, as my command line simply keeps error-ing out, saying I have a non-existent proton directory, which sorta makes sense, as I have not installed any proton-compatible games as of yet.

11/10/2018 06:49:23 CEST

Help running Monster Hunter World

I have an arch linux install that, which I have started using for gaming since the release of Proton. My issue is that every time that I play MHW, It runs perfectly fine with all settings maxed at 120 FPS, and then will randomly cause a system lockup. I can't interact with the system in anyway, and the only solution is to restart the computer using the power button. Does anyone have a fix for this issue? I am running the latest kernel and proprietary Nvidia dtivers.

Sytem: GTX 1080Ti 11Gb, gigabyte OC edition, AMD Threadripper 1950X, 32Gb DDR4 3200MHz ram, all running on a 1 Tb Samsung 860 EVO M.2 NVMe card.

11/10/2018 06:39:36 CEST

Winbind missing in Fedora 29

getting this error even though i have wine and winbind installed:

000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Wine Staging 3.19 is a testing version containing experimental patches.

000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on winehq.org.

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

000b:err:wineboot:ProcessRunKeys Error running cmd L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winemenubuilder.exe -a -r" (2)

002a:fixme:kernelbase:AppPolicyGetThreadInitializationType 0xfffffffa, 0xaefea0

0009:err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.

11/10/2018 05:28:17 CEST

Playing resolution locked old games on a 1080p screen

I wanted to play an old visual novel that's locked to 640x480. Lutris has an option to change the desktop resolution upon launch to 640x480 but it doesn't reset when I alt-tab.

I'd like to be able to alternate between my 1080p desktop and the 480p game seamlessly. In addition I want the 480p game to fill the whole screen so I don't have massive black bars. Is there a way to this?

11/10/2018 03:11:40 CEST

Retro FPS dungeon-crawler "The 7th Circle" has gotten a Linux version one month after initial release.
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/832710/announcements/detail/3008860310265125241
11/10/2018 02:14:05 CEST

Which great games work on an old thinkpad T400 with Ubuntu

I have this Ubuntu notebook (old thinkpad T400) for my 10 years old son. I installed small SSD and Ubuntu and it works fine for Khanacademy and youtube and browser and some basic typing. When I was young, I used to play loads of games (but never on Linux) like 1.5 decade ago.

What would be good games to play? Today. What will work and what good impressive games for 10 years old, on linux, are there?

I am thinking old great stuff like Doom, Civilization III and anything that would flawlessly work on Linux without me spending multiple hours tweaking it? anything AD&D like, strategy, shooters, etc..

11/10/2018 02:04:23 CEST

How viable is to game on Windows under a Virtual Machine?

First of all, I would like to say that I REALLY tried to like Wine and make it work, but I simply can't. I'm sorry. Too many configs that I can't understand; info online doesn't help; visual glitches (at least in Manjaro. Don't remember seeing those in Mint though); hideous UI look; Errors and errors and errors; uninstalling leaves tons of leftovers...

That said, I was thinking about installing Windows 7 in VM to game and use a few apps that don't run on Linux. I am lucky that I started soon with open source multi-OS softwares, but there are still a few that don't work well under Wine or don't work at all (Kindle and Articy Draft, for instance). And, of course, several games. Origin and BattleNET, more specifically. Is it viable?

I have a triple-boot: Mint 19, Manjaro 18 and Windows 7.

11/10/2018 00:59:26 CEST

Oblivion through proton is really laggy. Anything I can do to fix it? I'm running Manjaro GNOME 18.0.0
11/10/2018 00:50:28 CEST

Do you containerize/ sandbox games?

I switched to Linux full time not too long ago and originally I was intending to isolate games from the rest of the system. I tried multiple different approaches and failed with pretty much all of them for different reasons. I will briefly list the approaches I tried below. I didn't spend very much time on each approach so it shouldn't be considered comprehensive, so don't let it dissuade you just because I have failed.

Using systemd-nspawn

I followed this guide: http://ludiclinux.com/Nspawn-Steam-Container/

Unfortunately it requires exposing X to the local network to "connect" to the game, I don't want such a security hole.

Using a different user

Create a new user and switch to that user when playing a game.

I had the same issue as above. X needs to be able to connect to it to have it work.

Using firejail

This one I could probably be made to work. But my impression of it is that it is not run entirely under your own user so I imagine if there is a security hole it can effect the entire system instead of just your user.

Edit HOME environment variable

This is what I currently do. Each time I run a game I switch the home variable to a directory intended to hold each game instead. It only protects from games cluttering up my home folder and sometimes not even that. Some games like Project Zomboid and Anomaly: Warzone Earth creates files in home regardless on the env.

Other approaches

These are a few approaches that I haven't tried

Virtual machine

In the past this approach had the issue of having trouble with properly having the graphics card properly recognised by the host. These days there is Looking Glass that resolves this issue at the cost of requiring two graphics cards.

Flatpak and Snaps



Keep in mind that I didn't try very hard on each approach so it is very possible I have a few things wrong.

Have you attempted containerizing your games? How did it go?

Using firejail

This one I could probably be made to work. But my impression of it is that it is not run entirely under your own user so I imagine if there is a security hole it can effect the entire system instead of just your user.

Edit HOME environment variable

This is what I currently do. Each time I run a game I switch the home variable to a directory intended to hold each game instead. It only protects from games cluttering up my home folder and sometimes not even that. Some games like Project Zomboid and Anomaly: Warzone Earth creates files in home regardless on the env.

Other approaches

These are a few approaches that I haven't tried

Virtual machine

In the past this approach had the issue of having trouble with properly having the graphics card properly recognised by the host. These days there is Looking Glass that resolves this issue at the cost of requiring two graphics cards.

Flatpak and Snaps



Keep in mind that I didn't try very hard on each approach so it is very possible I have a few things wrong.

Have you attempted containerizing your games? How did it go?

11/10/2018 00:12:37 CEST

Has anyone seen this? purple screen.. trying to play BattleTech on linux Arch. glxgears displays properly and X runs fine. Any ideas where to start on a solution?
URL: https://i.imgur.com/35DQkyd.png
11/09/2018 23:25:15 CEST

Quick and dirty Nvidia 410.66 vs 396.54.09 driver Proton performance screenshot comparison in 3 games
URL: https://imgur.com/a/UxopCZ5
11/09/2018 23:04:13 CEST

Regarding the Steam Curator "Proton Ready" and its future

Hello, I'm Rozenblumen, the main maintainer of the Steam Curator "Proton Ready". You probably have never heard about it because we just have 30 followers, so you can guess why the situation we've been put into right now surprised me a lot: we just got a Curator Connect offer.

For those who don't know, Curator Connect is a feature that allows developers to offer free game keys for curators. Yes, we somehow got an offer with just 30 followers, I don't know why the developers thought it was a good idea, but I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for it. I will directly mention which game it is in a conscious effort to give them some exposure regardless of our final decision: the game is called Emerald Shores, and you can find their Steam Store page here.

However, we are unsure about what to do with this invitation. Proton Ready was devised as a curator which, despite the actual quality of the game, games would be rated purely based on their Proton compatibility. This meant terrible games (I have some standards though, I will never review Unity shovelware asset swaps, for example) would get a Recommended rating with a note on the summary if they worked flawlessly On My Machine, and a Not Recommended rating if they did not work on Proton, regardless of how good the game actually was. Informational rating was reserved for small sample second hand reviews (I don't have a lot of money so I can't buy Windows games just to try them, so I had to rely on what people said around other places), or games that mostly worked, but had important bugs. As you can see, all I have rated until now were Windows games without a GNU/Linux version (which is why it's called Proton Ready and not GNU/Linux ready lol), because the GamingOnLinux curator was already reviewing GNU/Linux-native games.

We just got invited to try a game with a GNU/Linux native version. I was tempted to accept it, but I thought twice about it. We weren't meant to review native games, even if there is nothing wrong with them (and in fact, we should support them, because a working native version is much better than a Proton-combatible version). So I have decided to hold on the invitation for a while just to ask the community what do they think about this. Should we accept the invitation and review it in Proton Ready, specifying that it has a native GNU/Linux version, or should we reject it to keep our Curator consistent?

11/09/2018 22:18:32 CEST

What this means?
11/09/2018 22:18:15 CEST

Thank you for the community and support.

Just switched for good from Windows. Got Elder Scrolls Online working and Nier Automata so far and I am excited.

Thank you to those who post guides, answer questions, and share resources. You are the heroes.

Thank you.

11/09/2018 21:47:22 CEST

Wine 3.20 Released

The Wine development release 3.20 is now available.




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


- Async interfaces and ACF files in the IDL compiler.

- Support for substorage transforms in MSI.

- RPC/COM marshalling fixes.

- Support for Unicode requests in WinHTTP.

- Shell Autocomplete optimizations.

- Various bug fixes.


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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


Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

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



Bugs fixed in 3.20 (total 36):


8933 Extremely slow in rendering when running Jane's USAF 12370 AGEod's American Civil War cannot run (needs native directmusic) 34384 Media Browser 3 Installer doesn't see .Net 4.5 as installed (wine-mono) 35320 setlocale(Chinese_China.950) returns NULL 38066 Memento Mori (Numen: Contest of Heroes): mouse buttons don't work (needs native dinput8) 41269 MSI uninstaller does not clean up Registry's UpgradeCode, ProductCode 41356 Multiple applications and games need support for szOID_NIST_sha* OIDs in crypt32 (The Crew (Uplay), Star Wars The Old Republic, PSNow v9.0.5) 41419 Visio 2013 crashes with unimplemented function msvcp100.dll.?_GetCombinableSize@details@Concurrency@@YAIXZ 42520 Multiple Wargaming.net games crash on startup in Win7+ mode (XAudio 2.7 'IXAudio2SourceVoice::GetState' called with 'Flags' parameter, causing register corruption) (World of {Tanks, Warships}) 42550 Photoshop CC 2017: Installation Error (needs FileAccessInformation info class) 43358 EVE Online crashes on startup in Win7+ mode (XAudio 2.7 'IXAudio2SourceVoice::GetState' called with 'Flags' parameter, causing %ESI or %EDI register corruption) 43464 Elite Dangerous Horizons fails to connect to server with CRC error 43570 Bravura Easy Computer Sync 1.5 crashes on startup 44620 Nt{WaitFor,Release}KeyedEvent() don't accept null handles, while Windows 7 does. 44759 Steam show all text with italic font when dwrite is enabled 45593 Wargaming.net Game Center: Installer deadlocks during download ('ntdll.RtlDeregisterWaitEx' must not synchronously wait when 'CompletionEvent' is NULL) 45664 64-bit BattlEye 'BEDaisy' kernel service fails in driver entry point due to missing 'ntoskrnl.exe.PsGetProcessWow64Process' 45665 64-bit BattlEye 'BEDaisy' kernel service fails in driver entry point due to missing 'ntoskrnl.exe.MmCopyVirtualMemory' 45749 Multiple Node.js based applications/installers need ntdll.NtQueryInformationFile to handle 'FileModeInformation' information class (MS Visual Studio 2017 Installer, FACEIT Anti-cheat client) 45796 Nvidia GeForce Now installer aborts due to missing 'advapi32.RegQueryReflectionKey' export 45828 Several Microsoft games bundled with Windows 7 as part of OS install crash upon exit on unimplemented function ntdll.dll.WinSqmIncrementDWORD 45966 Missing scrollbars in TraCFoil ribs plotting program 45970 Add support for browseui IProgressDialog PROGDLG_AUTOTIME flag 45997 iPed 7G 2019 (.NET 4.0 app) v13.0.10800 crashes with System.NotImplementedException at system.drawing.pen.ScaleTransform 46004 SimSig: scroll bars in Options window do not render 46015 Nvidia GeForce NOW crashes on unimplemented function IPHLPAPI.DLL.GetIpInterfaceTable 46035 dotnet sdk 2.1.403 installer crashes with unimplemented Kernel32.FindStringOrdinal 46040 Intel Extreme Tuning Utility v6.4 kernel driver 'iocbios2.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.KeSetTargetProcessorDpc 46057 Multiple applications want 'ntdll.NtQueryInformationToken' to support 'TokenVirtualizationEnabled' (24) info class (Blizzard Battle.net) 46066 GeForceNOW.exe fails to load due to missing runtime dependencies, needs 'qwave.dll' stub dll (qWAVE - Quality Windows Audio/Video Experience) 46076 Something goes wrong when sending unicode http request 46080 Multiple installers are missing title bar buttons 46081 Multiple installers show readonly drives with broken size 46084 Skype installer crashes due to unimplemented msvcp140.dll.?_Winerror_map@std@@YAHH@Z 46085 Multiple ARM64 apps from Windows 10 SDK (10.0.17763.x) need 'api-ms-win-core-winrt-string-l1-1-1.dll' stub dll 46086 Multiple ARM64 apps from Windows 10 SDK (10.0.17763.x) need 'api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-3' stub dll

11/09/2018 21:16:22 CEST

Wine 3.20 Released

The Wine development release 3.20 is now available.




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



The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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


Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

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



Bugs fixed in 3.20 (total ):


11/09/2018 21:14:55 CEST

Still kind of a linux newbie. Running Manjaro GNOME 18.0.0. I get the following error message when ever I try to run steam: "You are missing the following 32-bit libraries and steam may not run: libc.so.6" What do I do?
11/09/2018 20:36:19 CEST

PSA: Steam platform-specific wishlisting tells developers and publishers explicitly who is interested in a Linux version of a game.
URL: https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/311247/Steam_now_lets_devs_know_what_platform_users_are_wishlisting_on.php
11/09/2018 20:34:48 CEST

NVIDIA Driver - 410.73 or 396.54.09 ?

I run several games using WINE, some with DXVK and some not. I currently have nvidia blob 410.73 installed, but am trying to get the best performance out of my games. I'm aware that "Stream support" for Vulkan is only available in the 396.54.09 beta driver, which is supposed to fix some games using DXVK.

None of my games need Stream support because of missing objects or textures or anything, so I'm mostly concerned with performance with games I'm running. One could surmise that the 410.xx stable branch would be better to use unless you NEEDED Vulkan Stream support, because it has overall better performance, but I don't know if this is true.

I am trying, for instance, to get the best possible performance out of a very old game, The Lord of The Rings Online, which doesn't need DXVK, but can use it for optional DX10/DX11 support.

So if anyone has intimate knowledge of the differences between 410.73 (stable) or 396.54.09 (beta) branches (especially in regards to performance not having to do with Stream support), I would love to hear your input.


11/09/2018 20:29:19 CEST

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
URL: https://i.imgur.com/0NVT4OY.png
11/09/2018 19:52:31 CEST

Phoenix Point drops Linux support
URL: https://phoenixpoint.info/linux
11/09/2018 19:12:43 CEST

GTA San Andreas via Proton

The game gets stuck at certain points. Usually when loading cut scenes or new maps (e.g. when leaving or entering a building). Is there some way I can fix this?

11/09/2018 17:30:54 CEST

DS4 and sc-controller

I'm trying to play Rainworld, and the cursor is stuck to the left constantly, so I thought I'd try sc-controller. I have the same issue there, I try to map the controller and the axis are always stuck on the left, and I cannot map some buttons at all, such as the shoulder buttons.

However in other games, such as hollow knight on steam, or Witcher 3 via wine, work absolutely perfect, without needing steam DS4 support, ds4drv, or anything, just plug and play.

I can't find any issues in sc-controller addressing this, so I thought I'd ask here first before I open a new one.

I haven't used sc-controller before, so I don't know if this is a new issue with DS4, since the linux kernel has a history of breaking DS4 completely on some updates.

I'm on arch btw.

11/09/2018 17:11:30 CEST

Richard Garfield on 'Upkeep Kills' in Valve's card battler Artifact
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/richard-garfield-on-upkeep-kills-in-valves-card-battler-artifact.12932
11/09/2018 16:39:05 CEST

Valve adds the new Steam Chat into Big Picture Mode
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-adds-the-new-steam-chat-into-big-picture-mode.12936
11/09/2018 16:23:17 CEST

Stealth and hacking game 'OFF GRID' fully funded and heading to Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/stealth-and-hacking-game-off-grid-fully-funded-and-heading-to-linux.12931
11/09/2018 16:23:00 CEST

Silly spy agency sim Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?! is now out with Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/silly-spy-agency-sim-holy-potatoes-a-spy-story-is-now-out-with-linux-support.12937
11/09/2018 16:20:45 CEST

INSIDE from PlayDead (the devs behind Limbo), as played with Steam Play/Proton
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/inside-a-trip-in-darkness/
11/09/2018 15:18:54 CEST

Treasure Pleasure - Small Reaction Game with Linux support
URL: https://phaitonican.itch.io/treasure-pleasure
11/09/2018 14:35:35 CEST

Just got into Linux (mint19) and looking for a few cheap steam games to play cooperatively, any recommendations?

As the topic reads basically. Would prefer some "light" games as my so which are quick to get into and enjoy. We've played some War thunder for example and we like that easy format of getting into a game quickly and being able to play togheter :)

My gaming pc is on windows if crossplatform is an issue.

11/09/2018 14:20:41 CEST

No such file or directory DXVK
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/comments/9vis4s/no_such_file_or_directory_dxvk/
11/09/2018 11:52:07 CEST

Battle.Net fails to install Lutris Fedora 29

Keep having Battle.Net crash, could someone please point me in the right diresction? using Fedora 29


000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Wine Staging 3.19 is a testing version containing experimental patches.

000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on winehq.org.

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

000b:err:wineboot:ProcessRunKeys Error running cmd L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winemenubuilder.exe -a -r" (2)

002a:fixme:kernelbase:AppPolicyGetThreadInitializationType 0xfffffffa, 0xaefea0

0009:err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.

0009:fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform

0009:fixme:winhttp:WinHttpDetectAutoProxyConfigUrl discovery via DHCP not supported

004a:fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer unsupported flags

004a:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_SetBlanket 0x7d084938, 0x147fc0, 10, 0, (null), 3, 3, (nil), 0x00000000

004a:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_Release 0x7d084938

004a:fixme:wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported

004a:err:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken Unhandled Token Information class 24!

004a:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x33fe14 (nil)): stub

004c:err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.

004c:fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer unsupported flags

004c:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_SetBlanket 0x7c44c938, 0x164a10, 10, 0, (null), 3, 3, (nil), 0x00000000

004c:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_Release 0x7c44c938

004c:fixme:wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported

004c:err:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken Unhandled Token Information class 24!

0051:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x1c6fe9c (nil)): stub

0048:err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x1878ec "?" wait timed out in thread 0048, blocked by 0031, retrying (60 sec)

0055:fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer unsupported flags

0055:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_SetBlanket 0x7d056938, 0x147fc0, 10, 0, (null), 3, 3, (nil), 0x00000000

0055:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_Release 0x7d056938

0055:fixme:wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported

0055:err:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken Unhandled Token Information class 24!

0055:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x33fe14 (nil)): stub

0057:err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.

0057:fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer unsupported flags

0057:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_SetBlanket 0x7c373938, 0x164a10, 10, 0, (null), 3, 3, (nil), 0x00000000

0057:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_Release 0x7c373938

0057:fixme:wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported

0057:err:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken Unhandled Token Information class 24!

005c:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x1c6fe9c (nil)): stub

0060:fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer unsupported flags

0060:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_SetBlanket 0x7d042938, 0x147fc0, 10, 0, (null), 3, 3, (nil), 0x00000000

0060:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_Release 0x7d042938

0060:fixme:wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported

0060:err:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken Unhandled Token Information class 24!

0060:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x33fe14 (nil)): stub

0063:err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.

0063:fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer unsupported flags

0063:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_SetBlanket 0x7c447938, 0x164a10, 10, 0, (null), 3, 3, (nil), 0x00000000

0063:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_Release 0x7c447938

0063:fixme:wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported

0063:err:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken Unhandled Token Information class 24!

0069:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x1c6fe9c (nil)): stub

11/09/2018 11:49:43 CEST

Dungeon Souls wont start :(


I want to play "Dungeon Souls" but if i press play, a window opens and closes.

Does anyone have a solution for it?

OS: Arch-Linux 64-Bit

GPU: AMD RX 570 with OpenGL 4.4, Mesa 18.2.4 & LLVM 7.0.0

CPU: AMD FX 8350

11/09/2018 10:28:03 CEST

Have anyone tried installing arma 3 with wine?

Have anyone tried installing arma 3 with wine? Because the native version is out of date

11/09/2018 10:05:33 CEST

Coupon giveaway: 33% OFF Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition

Giving away a Steam coupon:

33% off on the title Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition. (Valid until 19.11.2018, 19:00:00)

The first game was ported to Linux. I don't know how are the plans for porting this second title, but at least it has a silver rating on ProtonDB.

First come, first served!

11/09/2018 10:02:56 CEST

Wine Stable: DXVK

Can DXVK also be used on the latest Wine stable build (3.0.3) or does it require a staging build specifically? The readme states it requires at least wine 3.10, but the stable release actually has a newer release date than said 3.10 staging build.

11/09/2018 09:42:49 CEST

How to set DPI?

moving from windows to linux and just wanted to know how to disable mouse acceleration and set dpi in fedora as there are no linux drivers for my gaming mouse

11/09/2018 09:34:57 CEST

No such file or directory DXVK

When launching a game from Lutris. I get an error saying: https://imgur.com/a/Eh99zkK

11/09/2018 09:27:12 CEST

Tried Proton yesterday and I'm shocked. My low-ish spec GCN 1.1 card and and old AMD CPU could run Skyrim SE and DOOM almost as good as on Windows

I heard there was supposed to be experimental amdgpu and Vulkan support on older and low spec GCN 1.1 cards but couldn't get it to run on Ubuntu. Didn't have much expectations anyways because of my slower R9 270 GPU and the FX-6300 CPU. Tried it anyways on Arch, because it has a newer kernel, newer amdgpu drivers and mesa packages. And Proton worked! After switching DOOM to the Vulkan API it ran flawlessly - just as good as on Windows. Tried Sykrim SE and it ran almost as good as on Windows.

Again, completely shocked. I used to experiment with wine - I know we have CSMT support for DX9 and we also have Gallium for AMD cards which was even better. But CSMT had massive FPS drop spikes for me and Gallium was a hassle because I had troubles with the drivers from the PPAs sometimes. Those experiences coupled with my old-ish spec computer gave me low expectations. But then BAM! Everything ran flawlessly - especially surprised by Skyrim SE since it doesn't have native Vulkan.

All in all: whoever is working on these drivers and libraries - fucking amazing work guys, really.

11/09/2018 09:11:38 CEST

Track Days at Bizarro Dimension
URL: https://v.redd.it/vt7upbosb9x11
11/09/2018 08:26:03 CEST

FFXI Graphic Glitch after update

I'm on Manjaro with wine 3.19. I've been running FFXI with wine without problem (pior 3.18) until the recent update and i have graphical glitch on characters ever since. Is anybody experiencing this? can you help me find out what caused this / how to fix this?


11/09/2018 05:55:23 CEST

[Steam] Klei Publisher Weekend Sale - Don't Starve (75% off), Oxygen Not Included (25% off), Darkest Dungeon (70% off), Crypt of the Necrodancer (80% off), Invisible Inc (75% off) and much more
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/klei/
11/09/2018 05:16:05 CEST

(Wine 3.19) Nier: Automata Error 2

Upon trying to start the game, only msgbox with "Error 2" appears, nothing else. Tried switching Windows version and getting native d3dx9/10 packages, result is still the same

11/09/2018 04:30:42 CEST

Wine ALSA Plug-in "Flickery"

I'm trying to play the game DELTARUNE under Wine. The default of sending audio straight to pulseaudio is crackly for some reason, even after using libstrangle. I tried changing the audio driver to ALSA with winetricks, and it worked perfectly for a while. But now it's even worse than it was with pulse. I open up pavucontrol and see the "ALSA plug-in [wine-preloader]" sink-input rapidly appearing and disappearing. pactl list sink-inputs shows that it's very quickly making new sink-inputs and then removing them, ascending in ID each time. Anyone have an idea how to fix this?

I am using Wine version 3.0.3, the latest downloaded from WineHQ. Wine outputs a whole lot of info, including 0009:fixme:dxgi:dxgi_swapchain_Present Unimplemented sync interval 1 every frame which seems benign and not to do with this. None of the messages seem to do with audio at all.

11/09/2018 04:30:18 CEST

Wine ALSA Plug-in "Flickery"
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9vg964/wine_alsa_plugin_flickery/
11/09/2018 04:13:04 CEST

Skyrim not running

Hi All,

I'm trying to run Skyrim, but when I try to play it, Steam gives me a black window in the corner that doesn't do anything and refuses to launch the game. I've already tried a computer reboot, a reinstall of the game, rebuilding the wrapper, and running the game without mods.

Here's a picture of the result I get when I hit play:


Here's specs from LastRunX11.log:

Engine Used: WS9Wine2.6


Hardware Overview:

Model Name: iMac

Model Identifier: iMac11,3

Processor Name: Intel Core i7

Processor Speed: 2.93 GHz

Number of Processors: 1

Total Number of Cores: 4

L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

L3 Cache: 8 MB

Memory: 32 GB

Boot ROM Version: IM112.005D.B00

SMC Version (system): 1.59f2


ATI Radeon HD 5750:

Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 5750

Type: GPU

Bus: PCIe

PCIe Lane Width: x16

VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 1024 MB

Vendor: AMD (0x1002)

Device ID: 0x68a1

Revision ID: 0x0000

ROM Revision: 113-B9710C-238

VBIOS Version: 113-B97101-102

EFI Driver Version: 01.00.417



Display Type: LCD

Resolution: 2560 x 1440 (QHD/WQHD - Wide Quad High Definition)

UI Looks like: 2560 x 1440

Framebuffer Depth: 24-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Rotation: Supported

Automatically Adjust Brightness: No

Connection Type: DisplayPort

Here's the LastRunWine.log:


If someone could offer a solution, that'd be great.


11/09/2018 03:45:37 CEST

Steam stack overflow errors since last Steam update

I run Steam (Windows) under wine for things like Skyrim with a lot of mods. Still relatively difficult to do with the Linux client.

Steam pushed out a client update late on the 8th November and since then I can't run any games at all using Steam via wine. I get a "Stack Overflow" error. The game hangs or crashes but Steam itself keeps working. Clean prefix, same results. Nothing will run.

Any one else experiencing this problem?

Wine - 3.17 staging

11/09/2018 03:25:36 CEST

Pillars of Eternity 2 Has Been a Sales Disaster
URL: https://www.gamewatcher.com/news/pillars-of-eternity-2-sales
11/09/2018 03:00:06 CEST

"Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?!" is a cute isometric management sim just released in the Linux-supporting Holy Potatoes! series.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/830590/Holy_Potatoes_A_Spy_Story/
11/09/2018 02:59:22 CEST

Wine ALSA Plug-in "Flickery"

I'm trying to play the game DELTARUNE under Wine. The default of sending audio straight to pulseaudio is crackly for some reason, even after using libstrangle. I tried changing the audio driver to ALSA with winetricks, and it worked for a while. But now it's even worse than it was with pulse. I open up pavucontrol and see the "ALSA plug-in [wine-preloader]" sink-input rapidly appearing and disappearing. pactl list sink-inputs shows that it's very quickly making new sink-inputs and then removing them, ascending in ID each time. Anyone have an idea how to fix this?

11/09/2018 02:49:49 CEST

Am I missing something here? Checked it out on ProtonDB, since it's on sale currently..
URL: https://i.redd.it/no2pnhz8f7x11.png
11/09/2018 02:03:25 CEST

Would Linux support hardware for longer

Would Linux support hardware e.g GPU CPU etc because Linux is lighter using less resources than Windows and support older hardware for longer and can run on anything.

11/09/2018 02:02:14 CEST

Unreal Engine 4.21 defaults to Vulkan on Linux
URL: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/unreal-engine-4-21-released
11/09/2018 01:41:21 CEST

Just rewatched Apollo 13, good space game that works in Linux?

Either native or via proton or wine. The only space related game I've played is mass effect and liked it. Any space related games that work in Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and have a R9 390X gpu

11/08/2018 23:12:56 CEST

I made a script to easily make mouse configs for libinput! please give me your feedback
URL: https://gitlab.com/zee220/mcfd/
11/08/2018 21:59:00 CEST

Steam bug could have given you access to all the CD keys of any game | ZDNet
URL: https://www.zdnet.com/article/steam-bug-could-have-given-you-access-to-all-the-cd-keys-of-any-game/
11/08/2018 21:56:46 CEST

Unity builds with Nvidia cards on Linux are not working properly.

Some people have reported to me that my games only work on AMD cards on Linux, and my Unity builds are quite vanilla, since post effects are now unity native.

Does anyone else notice this? Is there a thread somewhere that Nvidia and Unity are aware of this?


11/08/2018 20:55:34 CEST

Pillars of Eternity 2 has flopped really hard, maybe throw them a bone…
URL: https://www.dsogaming.com/news/pillars-of-eternity-2-has-only-sold-110k-copies-worldwide-until-september-2018/
11/08/2018 20:36:45 CEST

Wine - Sound does not fade with distance, but plays at full volume until it cuts out when you are out of range (Ark: Survival Evolved)

I've started playing Ark: Survival Evolved in wine instead of the native Linux client, because several parts of the game are unplayably broken in the linux version. Unfortunately, I have this sound bug. All sounds in the game that are within range sound like they are happening right on top of you. If there is a fire in another room, it sounds like you are standing in it - right up until you move to a certain distance, then it cuts out abruptly. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about finding the cause?

11/08/2018 20:23:50 CEST

Pillars of Eternity II Sales Well Below Expectations, According to Investor
URL: https://www.onlysp.com/pillars-of-eternity-ii-sales-below-expectations/
11/08/2018 19:36:40 CEST

Abstract grappling-gun puzzler "Entangled" gets a Linux version, seven weeks after release.
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/880720/announcements/detail/2747653527482978456
11/08/2018 19:15:11 CEST

Unreal Engine 4.21: Linux now Defaults to Vulkan Renderer and other major improvements for Linux
URL: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/unreal-engine-4-21-released
11/08/2018 19:02:27 CEST

Can't access ANY Lutris game page, anyone else has the same problem?
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/comments/9vc41i/cant_access_any_lutris_game_page_anyone_else_has/
11/08/2018 18:41:55 CEST

Can't access ANY Lutris game page, anyone else has the same problem?
11/08/2018 18:41:29 CEST

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok on Steam - Free Adventure on Linux
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/283880/Heroines_Quest_The_Herald_of_Ragnarok/?curator_clanid=6887664
11/08/2018 18:30:40 CEST

New Adventure on Linux: 39 Days to Mars
URL: https://adventuregamers.com/articles/view/35903
11/08/2018 18:23:03 CEST

New Adventure on Linux - Detective Case and Clown Bot in: The Express Killer
URL: https://adventuregamers.com/articles/view/36225
11/08/2018 18:21:31 CEST

Can i install League of Legends on Linux?

Hello penguin lovers,

I want to install lol on Linux, but i have heard that Riot is banning gamers who do that, so i wanted to know is it possible and if it is which way is the best for this?

11/08/2018 17:19:18 CEST

Can't setup bluetooth controller

I am running Solus and have an 8bitdo Nes30 Pro controller with firmware 4.10, if I either connect via bluetooth or cable in Big Picture Mode I can navigate with the stick but not the d-pad and in Controller settings it detects it:


However, if I go to any game and in Manage Game try to adjust the controller I get the following message:


In Controller Settings when I try to set it up and enter all the buttons, as soon as I click save it no longer detects any controller and I can't navigate with it any more. I have to delete ~/.local/share/Steam/config to be able to go back to the beginning so it can detect it.

I presumed it was a permission thing and have tried to chmod 644 /dev/input/js0 and /dev/input/event/10 but still can't get it to save the settings.

I have also tried starting the controller normally and with xinput but get the same results each time. Any help would be appreciated!

11/08/2018 17:05:19 CEST

Out of Space, a co-op multiplayer game about trying to live together in space will come to Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/out-of-space-a-co-op-multiplayer-game-about-trying-to-live-together-in-space-will-come-to-linux.12923
11/08/2018 16:50:51 CEST

Lucah: Born of a Dream is a pretty wild action-RPG with a very unique art style now on Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/lucah-born-of-a-dream-is-a-pretty-wild-action-rpg-with-a-very-unique-art-style-now-on-linux.12926
11/08/2018 16:48:28 CEST

WW1 FPS Tannenberg to leave Early Access in February next year, new UI now live
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/ww1-fps-tannenberg-to-leave-early-access-in-february-next-year-new-ui-now-live.12929
11/08/2018 16:47:38 CEST

Nvidia Driver 415.13 Released

Added a new hook script, "pre-unload", to the nvidia-installer hook script system. This script, if present, will be executed before nvidia-installer attempts to unload existing NVIDIA kernel modules. Fixed a bug that caused vkGetPhysicalDeviceDisplayPropertiesKHR() to occasionally return incorrect values for physicalResolution. Added the synchronization state for PRIME Displays to nvidia-settings. Improved error reporting in eglSwapBuffers() by generating codes for some missing error types, and adding additional detail to the already existing ones. Improved the appearance and functionality of the nvidia-settings control panel when it is resized to small sizes. Updated the nvidia-settings control panel to prevent some icons from being displayed incorrectly while using some GTK+ themes. Fixed a bug that could cause WINE to crash on recent OS releases. Fixed a bug that could cause an X server crash when exiting Vulkan applications running on X servers with UBB enabled. Fixed an X driver bug that caused the "NoEdidModes" token of the "ModeValidation" X configuration option to reject non-EDID modes whose timings matched EDID modes. Changed the NvEncCreateBitstreamBuffer API call in the NvEncodeAPI library to return NV_ENC_ERR_UNIMPLEMENTED instead of NV_ENC_SUCCESS when the encoder instance is configured to run in motion estimation-only mode. As an indirect consequence of this change, users running the AppEncME sample application from the Video Codec SDK prior to SDK version 8.2.16 will observe a segmentation fault due to bugs in the NvEncoder class. It is recommended that users download the latest version of the SDK, where these bugs have been fixed, from https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-video-codec-sdk. Fixed an OpenGL driver bug that caused the upper bounds of floating-point viewports, specified through the ARB_viewport_array extension, to be clipped incorrectly. Added a new X configuration option "HardDPMS" which is disabled by default, but can be enabled to put displays to sleep with modesets rather than VESA DPMS. This may fix some displays that fail to sleep when DPMS becomes active. "HardDPMS" will be enabled by default in a future release. Raised the minimum supported X.Org xserver version to 1.5 (video driver ABI version 4). Enabled the NVreg_EnableBacklightHandler kernel module option by default. Removed the LinuxThreads version of the /usr/lib/libnvidia-tls.so library and replaced it with the NPTL one that was previously installed in /usr/lib/tls/. This fixes crashes on Debian systems when the /etc/ld.so.nohwcap file is present. Updated nvidia-installer to allow the --no-cc-version-check option to disable the compiler version check when installing with DKMS. Changed the minimum required Linux kernel version from 2.6.9 to 2.6.32. Fixed an OpenGL bug where conditional rendering (NV_conditional_render) was incorrectly affecting mipmap generation. Fixed a bug that could cause the X server to hang on systems booted in legacy VGA mode when using a DisplayPort Multi-Stream link.

11/08/2018 16:08:54 CEST

Problems with crackling microphone

Hi guys i have some problems with my microphone in ubuntu and manjaro, it is about popping noise or crackling when i am talking and i dont know how to solve it .

Here is my computer technical specifications


11/08/2018 14:45:51 CEST

How to enable 3D controller to play game on linux? As you all can see Memory is disabled of 3D controller, how can i get it enabled to enjoy games on my debian. I have intel graphics as VGA.
URL: https://i.redd.it/s0v49a56z3x11.jpg
11/08/2018 14:26:05 CEST

Earthfall is a great 4 player online game that works great with Steam Play.
URL: https://youtu.be/4vFOKAJ1Kgo
11/08/2018 14:24:44 CEST

Sid Meier's Civilization V crashing randomly

The game runs smooth and is totally playable for me, except it just decides to crash at random times while I'm playing.

Any fix for the problem? I'm also playing in Arch Linux, system is fully updated.

11/08/2018 13:36:41 CEST

Leisure Suite Larry Dev did a little help for Proton users

Leisure Suite Larry: Wet Dream Don't Dry is a Windows and Mac game. Technically a Linux Version could be done but they fear the costs for support and q&a. And after bad experiences with Pizza Connection 3 this move is understandable.

The game runs very good with Proton in DXVK mode (nvidia beta drivers) and good in Wine3D mode (stable drivers)
Now the Dev want to activate the OpenGL Renderer in the Windows Version to help a bit and maybe bring better performance and maybe better compatibility.


It is sad that there is no native linux version, but the litte OpenGL move is a nice gesture.

11/08/2018 13:04:18 CEST

Sid Meiers Civilization V not starting.

I launch it via Steam, it shows me a black screen for 2 seconds and then crashes. I need help.

I'm in Arch Linux and my system is fully updated.

11/08/2018 12:38:14 CEST

GOG apparently fired community manager over Twitter outrage
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/gog/comments/9v5ncg/pray_for_linko90/
11/08/2018 08:23:28 CEST

Hard reset redux at 2€ on steam storie. Works well in Proton with NVIDIA cards
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/407810/Hard_Reset_Redux/
11/08/2018 06:58:21 CEST

GTA V, DXVK Wine, Settings not saving, and awful stuttering, tried with several GPUs

So yeah, title. I need help. I am a noob at Linux and Wine, and I tried googling but found nothing. So basically when running GTA V with DXVK and wine the game stutters a lot and the frames drop often, to the point where it is unplayable. I tried with a GTX1060 6GB and a RADEON 580 8GB, and the game runs fine on windows and in other peoples DXVK benchmarks. Another issue is that the game doesnt save the settings after it makes me reboot to save them. Here is a video of the awful lag. I recorded on my phone so ignore the keyboard. You can see the FPS overall is bad and you can see the stuttering more at the end of the video. Video here

11/08/2018 06:49:55 CEST

Apps for Gaming Peripherals via Wine? (Razer Synapse, Corsair iCue and Steelseries Engine)

Will these apps work through Wine? I am planning on transitioning to Linux distro (Manjaro) as a daily driver (with the intent to EVENTUALLY kick Windows out), have dual booted for years but I never really played games on Linux partition.

11/08/2018 06:04:01 CEST

Anyone get Creative Destruction working in Steam Play?

Anyone get the Steam version of this game working with Steam Play? I just get stuck on "Waiting for Updates" after I launch.

The standalone version from the official website works in WINE.

11/08/2018 05:07:00 CEST

Need some help with error when trying to install Terraria.

I'm fairly new to linux so still trying to work out some things and would appreciate some help with this one! I'm not a big gamer or anything (because my amd drivers won't get detected anyway), but I bought Terraria from GOG and downloaded the .sh file. I made it an executable and once I run the script I get this error:

Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing Terraria (GOG.com) 100%
Collecting info for this system... Operating system: linux CPU Arch: x86_64 trying mojosetup in bin/linux/x86_64 USING en_US

(process:16357): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. Using the fallback 'C' locale.

What's the best way to tackle this? Locale on my machine is English AU if that makes any difference?


11/08/2018 04:19:39 CEST

How does GameHub compare to Lutris? Is it worth using both?
URL: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub
11/08/2018 04:11:52 CEST

2016 cinematic platformer "The Way" is at 80% discount for another day and a half.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/311010/The_Way/
11/08/2018 03:51:34 CEST

Artificial life sim 'Vilmonic' where you can mess with evolution is now out
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/artificial-life-sim-vilmonic-where-you-can-mess-with-evolution-is-now-out.12915
11/08/2018 03:19:42 CEST

Tropico 6 release date announced, looks like Linux will see same-day support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/tropico-6-release-date-announced-looks-like-linux-will-see-same-day-support.12916
11/08/2018 03:15:44 CEST

anyone here been testing ue4 on linux? • r/unrealengine
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/unrealengine/comments/9t4e13/anyone_here_been_testing_ue4_on_linux/
11/08/2018 01:42:21 CEST

Heroes of the Storm Stuttering

Hi All,

I've been playing Heroes of the Storm for a while now on Lutris using DXVK and there is one issue that I can't seem to kick. My game seems to stutter every few seconds and especially when there is alot going on in the match (team fights). The whole time this is happening, the FPS never reports any significant drops, but it hitches i'd say every 2 or 3 seconds then goes back to normal. Seems to be especially prevalent when playing Jaina or Kerrigan, but that could just be me.

Here is my setup:

CPU: 1700X @ 3.9Ghz

GPU: 1080ti nvidia-vulkan AUR package (v396.54.09-1)

Wine: tkg-3.19-x86_64


DXVK: 0.90


Disable desktop effects: Checked

Prefer system libraries: Checked

Exclude processes: Agent.exe "Battle.net Helper.exe"


DXVK_HUD: fps  
mesa_glthread: false 

Heroes of the Storm Additional command line arguments: -Displaymode 1 -frameratecap=144 -frameratecapglue=144

One other thing to note is that if I disable Esync, the stuttering seems to lessen and I have a smoother experience at the cost of about 25% fps drop. Wondering if there is anything you all see in my setup that could be changed to fix this issue?


11/08/2018 00:50:46 CEST

Forward key either gets stuck on or stops working (Rocket League).

I guys,

I'm currently with Ubuntu 18.04, gnome/xorg and lately, when I'm playing Rocket League, after a few seconds/minutes of playing, the car starts always moving forward automatically, even when I'm not pressing forward (w). Then, usually once a or twice a game, the forward key (w) stops working. If I exit the game, it keeps not working. But after some seconds, either in the game or on the desktop it resumes working regularly.

I believe it is something with too many key presses being generated when moving forward (continuously pressing w), and after a while, something shuts off the key (?) xorg?.

Does anybody know anything about this? I tried to find something on google but I don't know even how to properly describe this in search engine friendly keywords.


11/08/2018 00:19:38 CEST

Having an issue moving a wine prefix to new install

I am moving my Linux install from a HDD to an SSD, I decided to do a new install and copy over my files rather than trying to clone the current install since the drives are different capacities.

Both installs are Ubuntu 18.04, latest updates, same PPAs, etc. I copied a prefix I have for a game over and tried running it but I get an error when it goes to load the game after logging in through the launcher - err:ole:couninitialize mismatched couninitialize.

It only does this when trying to use DX10/11, DX9 still works. I booted back into the HDD install and it still works perfectly (DX9/10/11 all load fine). Any ideas why, what should be, two identical installs would behave differently?

11/07/2018 23:52:28 CEST

We Happy Few for Linux?

Just got a strange e-mail from Compulsion Games:

Hooray! New digital content is available for We Happy Few - Welcome to Wellington Wells, you Saucy Minx.

We Happy Few - Full Game - GOG

GOG Season Pass Linux Released

I checked my game on GOG (got it as a backer reward) - no updates, let alone Linux version there. Any idea what's going on?

11/07/2018 23:21:40 CEST

Unable to install IE6 in new Wine prefix

I've been trying to install IE6 in a fresh 32-bit Wine prefix, but neither manual nor Winetricks can do so, claiming that there's "a newer version of Internet Explorer installed."

It's been rated as garbage most recently in the AppDB, but I wanted to check if anyone had found a workaround since then.

11/07/2018 22:58:56 CEST

Question: Current State of ARK: Survival Evolved

I know for a while, ARK had a shitty reputation on Linux for having horrible performance and graphical glitches and such. I notice on the Steam store that they historically have "Mixed," but currently is "Mostly Positive." I'm wondering if that's the same as their Linux support. They currently have a sale going on, and I've been eyeballing this on and off for a while, but I've always been offput by the reports of it running like crap on Linux. If it's mostly a thing of the past, I might pick this up at a decent price point today.

So... what's the current state of it, ladies and gentlemen? Bonus points for giving insight on the season pack/DLC/expansions/whatever they're called these days.

11/07/2018 22:16:18 CEST

Tried running “The Forest“ on Linux with Proton

Today i bought The Forest on Steam. I tried running it and all it did was crashing. I tried Proton 3.7.8 and 3.16.-4. I quickly refunded it though, because i dont pay for things that wont work.

My Question: Has anyone here played The Forest on Proton yet? Did it work or not?

11/07/2018 21:32:04 CEST

Civ 6 Won't Start On Ubuntu 16.04

Hello everyone,

I had a quick question as I seem to be having some trouble getting Civ 6 to start on Ubuntu 16.04.

I have googled and even binged for a resolution but I cannot seem to find one.

My Laptop specs are nothing special but I thought it would be decent enough to run the game on the lowest settings while I'm bored at work.

Processor- i5

Ram- 6gb

GPU - Don't recall but above the minimum

OS- Ubuntu 16.04

I am sort of an Ubuntu newbie so I'm not a terminal wizard or anything like that so ELI5 tips would be appreciated. I mainly use Ubuntu just for it's simplicity and lack of bloatware.

I have Steam installed, and have no issues launching and playing Civ 5 or other games.

Based on my research the two fixes I have found are

1) to disable shader pre chacheing in the steam settings (which I have done and the issue is still present)

2) launch the game from the terminal, which I have done and the issue is the same.

What happens when I start the game- When I start the game either through terminal or steam itself absolutely nothing happens. My status changes from blue to green to indicate I am in game but nothing happens. If I wait a short while a window pops up from steam informing me that the game cannot run unless steam is running, despite the fact that steam is already running.

Anyone have any ideas, tips, or tricks to get this to work?

11/07/2018 21:25:31 CEST

Antimicro ported to Qt5 - Map keyboard buttons and mouse controls to a gamepad
URL: https://github.com/juliagoda/antimicro
11/07/2018 20:55:20 CEST

[Steam] Knights of Tartarus Promotional Discount ($8.49/ 15% off)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/922920/Knights_of_Tartarus/
11/07/2018 20:31:14 CEST

Age of Empires II running amazingly well with dgVoodoo 2 and DXVK

After reading some posts mentioning dgVoodoo 2, i had to try this with Age of Empires II (The Conquerors + UserPatch), as i play the game all the time with my siblings and it has some minor problems with wines DirectDraw (text boxes flicker, switching "screens" takes ages) and it runs much better than i expected. It seems to run smoother ingame and all issues are fixed.


it may even run better than on modern versions of Windows, as they (last time i checked) had issues with this game as well, however i have not compared them directly, as that would require me to boot into Windows and suffer through multiple hours of updates.

11/07/2018 19:48:02 CEST

Vega56 Performance

Am I doing something wrong or is Vega's performance just dreadful on linux?

I've tried Ubuntu 18.10, Debian Buster, Fedora 29, Opensuse Tumbleweed.

Ubuntu was with kernel 4.18 and mesa 18.2.2

Debian was with kernel 4.18 and mesa 18.1.9

Fedora was with kernel 4.18 and mesa 18.2.2

Opensuse was with kernel 4.18 and mesa 18.1.7 (why does tumbleweed have an older mesa than debian??)

For DXVK stuff I'm using whatever the latest version is offered in lutris and using the RADV driver.

All of these have been a fresh install with no real modifications other than installing the latest updates with apt, dnf, zypper etc. Of course with debian I install the firmware-linux-nonfree package.

I install lutris via the method listed on the lutris website and install the game.

And performance is just plain bad on any non native games that I have tried except one.

World of warcraft, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, etc. All of these I see people report good results with on the Lutris database.

When I attempt to play them they run like poo. Starcraft starts sort of Okayish, but within a few minutes of the match the game is freezing up and the framerates go from ~70 to like 15...

Starcraft 2 is a DX9 game so that doesn't have anything to do with DXVK.

World of warcraft is sort of alright until you do anything like dungeons etc. Then it goes from decent frames to down right unplayable.

The only game I've not had any problems with that isn't native is Nier: Automata.

I've tried using Gnome, KDE, XFCE, compositor on, compositor off etc. Nothing seems to make much of a change.

Am I out of luck? Is my only solution to switch to nvidia next time or run a windows VM?

11/07/2018 19:48:00 CEST

BallisticNG still improving while approaching final release.
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/473770/announcements/detail/1697188096888051254
11/07/2018 18:31:18 CEST

Getting Rainbow Six Siege support for linux

Hey I was posting this in the hopes that if you are like me and would like to see Rainbow Six Siege on linux you might take moment to post on this Ubisoft feedback forum. Hopefully if enough people ask eventually we might see it in the future.


11/07/2018 18:19:22 CEST

The reasons why Book of Demons Linux port has been canceled
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/449960/discussions/0/357285398694738336/?tscn=1541448931
11/07/2018 18:02:15 CEST

Unreal Engine 4.21 Released, Linux Now Defaults To Vulkan
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Unreal-Engine-4.21-Debuts
11/07/2018 17:56:27 CEST

Lords of the Fallen released DRM on GoG, runs great with DXVK
11/07/2018 17:52:19 CEST

Galaxy of Pen &amp; Paper has a free +1 edition update, which adds official Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/galaxy-of-pen-paper-has-a-free-1-edition-update-which-adds-official-linux-support.12917
11/07/2018 17:24:44 CEST

Noob to linux gaming

Hey everybody, I've never gamed on a linux machine before cuz i had a bad hardware, now im a linux user for more than 2 years now, i finally got a good hardware that make it possible to game FINALLY!!!!

Can anyone tell me, if games like battlefield and COD will run on a linux machine?

What games can i play on linux, is there any site where i can find what games can be played on linux?

Is wine and steam are the only ways to game on linux. Will wine run any game or there is also a list of supported games that can be run via wine?

The last question: i noticed that on steam there are some games theoretically supported for linux but before buying them or downloading them steam will warn you that these games are not totally compatible with linux or that they are still under development or testing for running on linux, im wondering if i buy the game and it won't run at all or won't run correctly, will steam refund me??

11/07/2018 17:01:33 CEST

Farsky Interactive, developpers of 3 survival games supporting Linux, to stop making games
URL: https://twitter.com/FarskyInt/status/1060148634900152326
11/07/2018 16:56:31 CEST

Experience with MSI RX 580?

I am thinking about upgrading my graphics card to an MSI RX 580 (probably this one). Anyone have experience with this card and is there anything to be worried about with it? Some of the reviews mention it runs hot, but my case has really good airflow so I am not too worried about it. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks!

11/07/2018 16:11:47 CEST

Darksiders Warmastered with Steam Play Proton
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TC2UCcXSFs
11/07/2018 16:07:24 CEST

Some useful tools and links for Proton (aka SteamPlay)
URL: https://playingtux.com/forumposts/useful-tools-and-links-proton-aka-steamplay
11/07/2018 16:02:50 CEST

Is there a way to permanently fix the Battle.net "Sleeping Agent" problem?

Every week or so I have to delete the Battle.net and Blizzard Entertainment folders in ProgramData and "Re-Install" (doesn't actually reinstall, but the button in battle net says so), then after a minute or so games are playable again.

11/07/2018 14:24:49 CEST

Games listed in ProtonDB should only be rated Bronze if they require "too much" work to get running.

The point of Steam Play is to make playing Windows games on Linux easy - just install then click Play. I see Gold ratings for Fallout 4 and Warframe but they require more than a Steam Launch Option to get running. I'm not a fan of those games but I do believe they will help in increasing the number of Linux gamers if Proton is further improved to the point that they will run out-of-the-box or only require Steam Launch Options to run.

I'll probably get a lot of downvotes for this post but I don't care. I hope the person who runs ProtonDB gets to read this and consider implementing a better criteria for user submissions.

11/07/2018 14:04:43 CEST

Can you get this small gaming-related program to run in Wine?

I am not particularly good at this stuff, but I have tried everything my tiny brain can to get the one Windows program I need to work on Mac OS Mojave - Crossover, Winebottler etc but have had no luck. Can any of you achieve this feat? Here's the program:


P.S. I know there is a Mac version of that app but for some reason it omits most of the features of the Windows version.

11/07/2018 13:57:58 CEST

Question about fullscreen/windowed full screen

Hi, I play Lord of the Rings Online using WINE. I like using windowed full screen so that I can easily switch between programs, but in LOTRO I get horrible full-screen tearing when I move the camera left/right. This doesn't happen in true fullscreen mode. So I have two questions

  1. Is there anything I can do to solve the screen-tearing issue in windowed full screen mode? I don't know if it's a refresh issue or what...moving the camera left and right just causes many frames to be lost so I'm getting a slideshow-type effect. Don't have to have played LOTRO, just wondering is there are things I might be able to tweak in Xorg or hardware settings.
  2. I have dual monitor setup. This works fine, LOTRO stays on one monitor, but in fullscreen mode, I can't just move my cursor off one side of the screen to my other monitor. I realize this is kind of an obvious problem, but are there any tricks to playing a fullscreen game in WINE, but also allowing the mouse to move freely between monitors?

Thank you.

11/07/2018 13:00:05 CEST

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY for free

I still have a copy of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY from the latest humble that I cannot use (since I already got the game).
If any one of you wants it then feel free to PM me. The first one who does it will get the key

11/07/2018 12:23:57 CEST

[Proton] Dark Souls III frame rate drops after teleporting to a bonfire (travel/death)
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9uyfrm/proton_dark_souls_iii_frame_rate_drops_after/
11/07/2018 11:51:50 CEST

[Proton] Dark Souls III frame rate drops after teleporting to a bonfire (travel/death)

It's an issue that has been brought up in the past but it looks like there is no real fix yet. The workarounds are:

1) ALT+RETURN to switch between fullscreen/windowed
2) Rollback Proton 3.7-8

Has anyone tried it? I'm using the latest 3.16-4 at the moment, I will update this post when I have time to try the rollback to 3.7-8.

A similar thing happened with Shadow of Mordor after accepting some missions, but I opened up video settings and the fps drop disappeared. Kind of annoying to do.

Proton DS3 issue page: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/478

11/07/2018 11:51:33 CEST

Twitch chat in VR

I'd like to get a "window" (a plain surface or anything like that) with a Twitch chat into VR. I'd like to stream Beat Saber on Linux in a mixed reality view, which I did previously on Windows with LIV.

On Windows there is OpenVRTwitchChat, working well enough for my needs. It's rendering a plane in VR, where the Twitch chat of the configured channel is shown. I can move this window within VR or attach it to a controller.

I was suggested to try to compile it on Linux, as it is a Unity application. With the changes of this commit (replacing all UNITY_5_3 to UNITY_5_3_OR_NEWER), I was able to compile it on Linux with Unity 2018.2.7f1, but the application crashes after the splash screen.

I also tried to use Proton, where I was using the Beat Saber prefix. I had to install corefonts via winetricks (Beat Saber is using Proton 3.7 by default, Proton 3.16-4 should have liberation-fonts), but then it does start, shows connected to the HMD and has a working desktop window. Unfortunately the Twitch window-plane is not rendered in the HMD. Also I can't start both applications at the same time. As long as OpenVRTwitchChat is running via Proton, Beat Saber doesn't start. When Beat Saber is running OpenVRTwitchChat states "OpenVR System not found". I guess only one Proton instance may access the HMD at a time.

Any ideas getting either OpenVRTwitchChat working on Linux via Unity, or how to get the Windows binary render on Linux, and running it a the same time when Beat Saber runs? Or any other ideas getting something similar achieved?

11/07/2018 11:43:05 CEST

Aspyr Publisher Sale until 9 Nov 2018 18:00 UTC
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/45601/
11/07/2018 10:16:02 CEST

Steam Polish Developer Sale until 9 Nov 2018
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/polishsale/
11/07/2018 10:13:13 CEST

[Free Week] ARK: Survival Evolved is F2P until 11 Nov 2018 21:00 UTC
URL: https://twitter.com/steam_games/status/1059992583873671168
11/07/2018 10:10:27 CEST

Wine Magic The Gathering Arena

Is there someone that wants to help me get this game running?

11/07/2018 08:52:50 CEST

Lutris 0.4.23 has been released!

What's new:

  • Prevent monitor from quitting games that open a 2nd process
  • Run on-demand scripts from game directory (scripts feature was introduced in 0.4.22)
  • Tell the user what executable is expected after a failed install
  • Fix a circular import causing issues on some distributions
  • Add missing dependency for openSUSE Tumbleweed


Also, just want to share that the lead developer of Lutris, Mathieu Comandon, is now going to take some time off to work on Lutris full-time. Of course, the level of donations the Lutris project currently receives (+ what he has saved up) won't allow him to do that for more than a few months, so some additional help would be really appreciated. You can learn more on the Donation page (which now includes Bitcoin and Paypal along with Patreon). But as always, there are also other ways to help, even if you can't code!

11/07/2018 08:06:09 CEST

Guide: Getting Fallout: 4 (and Skyrim SE) working wonderfully under proton.

Having gone through a load of work to get these games working perfectly under wine, I felt that I should write a (not so) quick wee guide so that others can quickly implement the workarounds and fixes required to get these games running under Proton / Wine. I did notice a seeming amount of additional 'strangeness' when playing the game under Linux, in terms of pathing and physics, although this is probably just Bethesda-ness.

All of the following was performed on a virtually stock version of KUbuntu 18.10, with a GTX 1080ti.

Before starting with an proton-specific tweaks, it is important to ensure you have the latest version of the drivers for your respective GPU, in the case of NVIDIA, you will need the 396.45 beta driver, and in the case of AMD, just a newish kernel, and the newest Mesa packages should be ideal. There are loads of tutorials elsewhere to do this, if you want let me know and I will link one.

Out of the box, these games work surprisingly well, for Skyrim everything is perfect except the audio, and Fallout has a similar situation, just with additional mouse issues. To begin with you will want to simply launch the game with steam, to create the necessary proton prefix.

For Fallout, to ensure the mouse functions correctly, you must first enable bBackgroundMouse=1 in your Fallout INI files. These are NOT located where you would first expect, being familiar with this game on Windows. To access these, you must navigate to:

steamapps/compatdata/[STEAM APPID]/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/My Games/Fallout4,

Where STEAM APPID is the APPID for fallout 4 (377160),

From here, insert bBackgroundMouse=1 under [Controls] in Fallout4.ini, and in Fallout4Prefs.ini.

You will also likely need to keep the resolution of the game, the same as the resolution of your desktop.

Now, onto the fun part. Skyrim SE and Fallout 4 make use of a windows library called XAudio, and an audio codec called WMA, the current implementation of these audio features in wine is limited, and does not work properly in these games, luckily for us, there is a replacement in the works. FAudio, is currently being developed to fill this role, and works perfectly at the moment, however is as of now, not currently included in wine, or proton. If you do not want to wait for this to be implemented, the steps to use this are as follows:

First you must install the dependencies (there may be others, let me know if you get into issues).

  • You need to install wine. I am unsure of the current wine packages required, so if someone wants to correct me, feel free.
  • You will also need libavcodec-dev, for the WMA support.
  • You will also need git installed, if it isn't already.
  • Finally you will need libsdl2-dev.

Next, hop on into your terminal. Make yourself a directory to work in, I like to do these sorts of things in ~/Documents/src, but that is purely preference.

Now, clone the FAudio repository using:

git clone https://github.com/FNA-XNA/FAudio.git 

After a few moments the operation will be complete, and a new folder will appear in your current directory, named FAudio, use cd FAudio to select this folder and enter the following commands:

make clean all

Now, there should be a libFAudio.so file in this directory, if there was an error, or this file is not present, let me know and i'll try to assist.

Now we have the main library built, we need to compile the winedlls, to do this, use cd cpp to open the cpp folder.

Next, you will need to change the 'Makefile.wine' file, to use the correct wine directory.

You can find the directory to use using:

sudo find / -name libwinecrt0.a 

The wine directory will be the parent directory of the result showing /lib64/wine/

In the Makefile.wine file, change the line WINEDIR = /usr, to the directory discovered in the last step, in my case this is /opt/wine-stable and exit the file.

Now type:

 make -f Makefile.wine

And wait for the process to complete. This will probably end in an error, but all the required files should be built.

Next, type:

 cp ../libFAudio.so ./build_wine64/

To load the library into the correct folder.

Finally, we will need to actually load our libraries into the Proton folder, and FAudio provides us a handy way to do this, using the install_fake_dlls.sh script.

You will however have one final task to do, and this is to set the PROTONDIR for this script. The script has a default location which may be correct, however in my case was not. To find this directory use

sudo find / -name libwine*

And spot out the one which has a 'Proton' in it.

You will next need to set this directory in the ./scripts/install_fake_dlls.sh script, by changing the line

export PROTONFOLDER="~/.steam/steam/compatibilitytools.d/flibitProton/dist"

To your correct directory. If the directory has a space in it, you may need to rename your proton folder for the time of the copy, as in my noobness, I don't know how to use a space in bash!

Finally, type:

bash ./scripts/install_fake_dlls.sh

This will probably end in an error, but as long as the error is something about build_wine32, you should be good to go.

Rename your original Proton folder if you changed it for your copy and.... phew. You should be good to go, so go enjoy, and report back with any issues you have!

PS: This is my first time doing something like this, so feel free to let me know how I could do better, and if you have any questions or run into any issues, feel free to ask!

11/07/2018 07:21:19 CEST

[Help] Cannot get Super Smash Flash 2 running on Linux

(Sorry for any formatting or grammar mistakes, Im on mobile)

To preface this post, I am quite the noob with Linux. Ive only been using it for the past 6 months.

So recently my friends have gotten really into super smash flash 2. Now Ive been payed it before, but always through a website, not in a standalone version. I want to be able to play with them via the standalone version currently, but I cant seem to get the program to work.

I am on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon currently. I have double checked to make sure flash is installed and updated. In the readme of the SSF files, it says to right click on the menu and select global settings. That took me to a website, so the instructions suggested that I enable Canonical Partners, which I am pretty sure I did correctly. Once I followed the instructions to supposedly get it working, I still could not open a global settings menu. Id really appreciate help from anyone willing to give any.


11/07/2018 04:08:23 CEST

Radeon-Profile overclocking sliders not working?

Anyone else who has had the same issue? The sliders simply do not change the clock values.

11/07/2018 03:21:41 CEST

Skyrim Special Edition with Proton

Hi, i have a question and wanto to see if someone can help me to solve it.

Here is the thing. I tried Skyrim Special Edition with Proton . After a few attempts, i managed to get it running but with VERY low performance. Graphics glitches, 10 FPS when indoors and 5FPS outdoors. It seems odd to me because the game runs fine on Windows 10. Doing a little research i found out that Skyrim runs better with Vulkan (all the reports that said that the game works used Vulkan) and that my Vulkan doesn't support my GPU (i tried to upgrade the drivers but when i rebooted the computer the desktop environment didn't work), i suppose that the game is rinning with OpenGL.

So my guess is that in order to have the game running i will have to get a new computer with a GPU that supports Vulkan. I wanna now if i'm right and if not what can i do to have the game running.

I have a laptop ASUS N56V with Ubuntu Studio 18.04 and a NVIDIA Geforce GT635M. I am using the driver version 390.48.

11/07/2018 02:48:45 CEST

Vulkan Getting Another Extension To Help With DXVK/Direct3D Performance
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Vulkan-Derivative-Group-Quad
11/07/2018 00:37:23 CEST

[QUESTION] Regarding Rules

Hello, I recently just posted a link to Steam for the free copy of Distraint Digital Deluxe Edition, and while yes, it is a Windows Game, how come it's not allowed, if Proton is a big part of Linux Gaming now, and said Windows game has a Gold Rating on Proton.

Shouldnt Proton-Compatible games be allowed?

I can understand Windows games that require massive tweaks, or only under Wine, but Proton runs things pretty OOB, with minor tweaks, on Gold or Platinum rated games, thus, shouldn't they be allowed?

I'm currently trying to get more games to Linux players, and not being able to provide Gold-Platinum rated games, kinda defeats the purpose. While Native is great, there just isn't enough. https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9uslpf/idea_linux_native_giveaways_for_linux_gaming/

Its not about the games being "Windows News" or a "Windows Topic" its about getting games to the Linux Players. I'd rather provide games to the community I support and supports me, than providing games to the Windows Community.

IF this isn't wanted on this sub, I will respect that however.

11/06/2018 23:34:46 CEST

Distraint Deluxe Edition is Free on Steam - Gold Rating in ProtonDB
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/395170/DISTRAINT_Deluxe_Edition/
11/06/2018 22:44:00 CEST

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered should now work properly for AMD GPU users
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/mark-of-the-ninja-remastered-should-now-work-properly-for-amd-gpu-users-on-linux.12910
11/06/2018 22:27:38 CEST

Alchemic Cutie is a very sweet looking 2D adventure RPG where you capture wild Jellies
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/alchemic-cutie-is-a-very-sweet-looking-2d-adventure-rpg-where-you-capture-wild-jellies.12909
11/06/2018 22:27:20 CEST

[IDEA] Linux Native Giveaways for Linux_Gaming

Hello, I am sure you all are familiar with subs such as "GiftofGames' or 'FreeGamesOnSteam' and so forth, but there isn't a sub directly dedicated in giving games to people for Linux.

Recently I had a giveaway for the game "Star Vikings Forever" which has native Linux Support and also runs on Proton (Idk why you would use Proton but go for it)

It gave me the idea of wanting to do more Giveaways for this sub directly/only. Focusing on Native Linux titles and Gold/Platinum ProtonDB rated games.

My idea is to continue going forward with this, and hopefully some people will follow suit, and offer their own giveaways on Linux_Gaming. Whether people follow or not, I hope you all enjoy the future giveaways!

Lets keep on improving the Linux experience.

11/06/2018 22:27:20 CEST

Planetary Annihilation: TITANS continues to improve with another recent patch
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/planetary-annihilation-titans-continues-to-improve-with-another-recent-patch.12908
11/06/2018 22:27:09 CEST

Skateboarding birds? That's exactly what SkateBIRD from Glass Bottom Games will provide
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/skateboarding-birds-thats-exactly-what-skatebird-from-glass-bottom-games-will-provide.12907
11/06/2018 22:26:31 CEST

Please do not rate games Platinum on ProtoDB if there are any graphical glitches or multiplayer doesn't work.


Platinum means it works flawlessly, both graphics and performance and everything. Some optional feature missing (like VR or some weird controller that is optional) might be missing. But (even small) graphical glitches means it moves to Silver (if it is still playable in some reasonable sense).

I see so many ratings saying Platinum - "wrong textures", or Platinum - "grass is rendering wrongly", Platinum - "occasional artifacts", or Platinum - "mouse input is laggy", etc.

Please stop.


11/06/2018 22:11:59 CEST

Humble Warhammer Bundle: Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® III @ US$12 Level
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/warhammer-bundle
11/06/2018 22:08:52 CEST

Miles Infernum - DESTRUCTIBLE TERRAIN! YEAH! ( more info in comments )
URL: https://i.imgur.com/s1hiYiO.png
11/06/2018 21:50:03 CEST

16-Way Graphics Card Comparison With Valve's Steam Play For Windows Games On Linux
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=initial-steam-play&num=1
11/06/2018 20:57:59 CEST

Lords of the Fallen - Does it run in Wine?

Lords of the Fallen is on sale for $5.00 on GOG today

Does anyone know if it runs in Wine or Proton?


11/06/2018 16:23:08 CEST

Lethal League Blaze

Some reports in protondb say it should be working, others get a black screen after the logo. I'm having the latter issue, and not sure what to try.

Anyone got this working?

11/06/2018 15:24:03 CEST

DRM free demo of Gerty available on IndieDB
URL: https://www.indiedb.com/games/gerty/downloads/gerty-demo-v1736-for-linux
11/06/2018 14:01:20 CEST

Pre-alpha gameplay footage of upcoming Urban Terror: Resurgence
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-uPJNkidIc
11/06/2018 10:51:38 CEST

Dark souls on Linux

Is there anyone here currently who is playing DS:PTDE, DSR, DS2 and DS3 on linux? These games are currently my most played and need to work flawlessly on linux for me to completely switch over. I tested the PTDE and it works okay I couldn't get the 60fps dsfix setting to work and also it seems like the game isn't in 1080p coz on windows it looks so much better. What type of a performance decrease can I also expect. My OS is Arch Linux latest updated.

GPU: GTX 1060, Beta drivers

CPU: Amd Ryzen 2400g

RAM: 16G

11/06/2018 09:50:18 CEST

Soulcalibur VI still throws network error with proton 3.16-4

I installed proton 3.16-4 in order to play sc6 online, but it still says "network couldn't be retrieved". The 3.16-4 was supposed to fix this and apparently it worked for other people. So I removed any instance of proton and reinstalled it to make sure steam uses 3.16-4. No matter what I do, I still have the network error and can't use online features.

Any idea? Thanks

11/06/2018 08:56:21 CEST


Helloooooo everyone, I'm looking to giveaway a copy of Star Vikings Forever on Steam, which has Native Support for Linux. It is currently 9:25pm Pacific as I enter this, I will choose someone at 11pm Pacific - 2am Eastern. If this is something you'd actually play and not just get to add to your library. Give an explanation as to why you would want the game.


Here is the Store Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/488960/Star_Vikings_Forever/

Brief Copy-Paste from Steam:

Build Your Strategy. Squash Space Snails. Be a Star Viking.

In Star Vikings Forever you will build your team of spacefaring Vikings to take on the evil scourge of intergalactic snails in a fun and nearly endless stream of challenging puzzles.

Best Indie at Google Play Best of 2017, Finalist at the Google Play Indie Games Festival, Winner for "Best Game Design" at the Brazilian Independent Games Festival, and Most Offensive Game Ever at the Space Snails Game Conference. Star Vikings Forever is a humorous Puzzle/RPG developed by the award-winning creators of Chroma Squad, Dungeonland, and Relic Hunters Zero.

Position your team of uniquely built Vikings to strategically attack enemies, and clear the board. Enemies arent the brightest, and will attack each other whenever they are attacked. This creates a very satisfying chain-combo system, where you can wipe entire boards with a few moves to clear a path to advance to the next stage, or to complete a specific objective.

Take your time and strategize, or for faster paced combat, make multiple moves simultaneously. Puzzles are procedurally generated, allowing for unique and nonlinear challenges every time. Each character has a standard melee attack, along with a special ability attack that will send snails crying home to their shells. Each special ability is unique to their class and provides an additional layer of strategy in solving puzzles.

Star Vikings unique gameplay is packed full of content, and will turn even your non-gamer grandma into a hardcore min-maxing machine by the time the credits roll!

Features: Unique Puzzle/RPG Gameplay - Based on teamwork and chain reactions Procedurally-Generated Puzzles - For endless replayability 8+ Hours of Story Mode - Packed with colorful characters and humorous dialog New Game Plus Mode - Brings additional puzzles and gameplay Six Classes - Each with unique, upgradeable skills HATS!!! - Craft special hats and use special items to gain additional boosts Steam Leaderboard Integration - Compete with your friends for the high score! Sssssecrets - Hidden levels and crazy unlockables Soundtrack - Head bangin beats by Raphael Mller!

11/06/2018 06:26:08 CEST

RVGL on RetroPie

Hey folks,

Has anybody ever gotten the modern revolt port RVGL to run on the raspberry pi RetroPie? I am totally new to Linux and am at a loss for how to accomplish this.

11/06/2018 03:55:54 CEST

Was banned for playing destiny 2 in wine

that was the last windows game before the partition was going to get deleted for good. I had it working super good too. Here's various threads I've posted seeking help and hearing nothing good.


Blizzard support said I'm SoL. Just bought all the Halloween shit too.

So don't try it right now. Or do. Grab the free account, run it, get banned, flood support forums lol.

11/06/2018 02:59:44 CEST

Fallout 4: How to get Fallout 4 Script Extender working under Steam's Proton

For all those Fallout 4 fans who want to play it with all modded content on Linux, read on.

Currently, Fallout 4 -- a very popular game -- works out-of-the-box on Linux if one is using a beta version of the Steam client, due to Valve shipping Proton, a tweaked build of WINE, with Steam. There are but two issues that I can see on my system -- a merely cosmetic one (if 'godrays' are enabled, a feature that provides beams of light shining down from the heavens the game, produces graphical artifacts) and the more serious matter of Fallout 4 Script Extender not working.

Unfortunately, the Fallout 4 Script Extender (F4SE) feature is necessary to access a fair bit of modded content, including more-elaborate changes to the Fallout game.

Someone has a pair of source code patches to WINE that get WINE working with F4SE.


These patches haven't been upstreamed to WINE, nor has Valve incorporated them into their Proton build (nor do I have any idea how closely Valve intends to track upstream WINE).

I got F4SE working in Proton on my Steam environment by binary-hacking the Valve Proton binaries to manually apply the above source patches. To save other people who just want to get their game working in Steam, here's what I did.

  1. Opt in to Steam Client Beta.

You'll need to opt in to the Steam Client Beta that will get you Proton support. Valve has instructions on how to do that here.


  1. Purchase and install Fallout 4 in Steam.

  2. Download the current version of F4SE. This changes on a frequent basis, tracking Fallout 4 builds.

Go to https://f4se.silverlock.org/ and download the .7z archive there containing F4SE.

Now unpack it and copy its contents into the Fallout 4 install directory:

$ cd m/dl/ $ 7z x f4se_*.7z

Now, following the readme for F4SE, we need to copy in the dll and executables to the Fallout directory:

$ cd f4se_*/ $ cp *.exe *.dll ~/".steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Fallout 4"

  1. Binary-patch the ntdll.so in Proton.

I'm going to provide this as a couple of bbe commands, since that's the most human-readable way I'm aware of to provide binary patches on Linux (and the only one I know of that has any chance of fuzzy-matching changed binaries, if ntdll.dll.so is updated). You'll need the bbe command installed on your system.

This script will patch the Proton ntdll.dll.so library that all Steam games use.


set -e
cd ~/".steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Proton 3.7/dist/lib64/wine/"
if [ -f ntdll.dll.so-backup ]; then
   echo "ntdll.dll.so-backup already exists.  Aborting to avoid overwriting it."
   exit 1
cp ntdll.dll.so ntdll.dll.so-backup

bbe -e 's/\x77\x4d\x48\x01\xfe\x48\x39\xce/\x73\x4d\x48\x01\xfe\x48\x39\xce/' ntdll.dll.so

At some point down the line, Steam may pull down a new still-broken ntdll.dll.so, but we can hopefully still run this patch -- the machine language instructions it changes are not especially likely to change in a new build.

This isn't necessary to get the game working, but if you want to see what was done to the dll at this point, you can with objdump:

$ diff -u1 <(objdump -d ntdll.dll.so-backup) <(objdump -d ntdll.dll.so)
--- /proc/self/fd/11    2018-11-05 17:09:44.446806461 -0800
+++ /proc/self/fd/16    2018-11-05 17:09:44.450806409 -0800
@@ -1,3 +1,3 @@

-ntdll.dll.so-backup:     file format elf64-x86-64
+ntdll.dll.so:     file format elf64-x86-64

@@ -140475,3 +140475,3 @@
     7bcae3ec:  4c 39 c7                cmp    %r8,%rdi
-    7bcae3ef:  77 4d                   ja     7bcae43e 
+    7bcae3ef:  73 4d                   jae    7bcae43e 
     7bcae3f1:  48 01 fe                add    %rdi,%rsi
@@ -146743,3 +146743,3 @@
     7bcb43c7:  76 6f                   jbe    7bcb4438 
-    7bcb43c9:  45 31 c0                xor    %r8d,%r8d
+    7bcb43c9:  41 89 e0                mov    %esp,%r8d
     7bcb43cc:  48 89 d9                mov    %rbx,%rcx
@@ -146775,3 +146775,3 @@
     7bcb4431:  0f 1f 80 00 00 00 00    nopl   0x0(%rax)
-    7bcb4438:  45 31 c0                xor    %r8d,%r8d
+    7bcb4438:  41 89 e0                mov    %esp,%r8d
     7bcb443b:  4c 89 d7                mov    %r10,%rdi
  1. Ask Steam to give us a terminal where we can run whatever commands we want in the Fallout 4 environment.

We're going to modify the Steam Properties of Fallout 4 to give us an xterm running in the Fallout 4 "Steam Play" environment. That way, we can run Fallout 4 or run the loader, as we want.

In the Steam Library, right-click on Fallout 4. Choose Properties. Click the "Set Launch Options..." button. In the field in the window that comes up, put this in:

xterm -e bash -c "echo Not launching Fallout 4 due to Steam Properties settings. Run \"%command%\" to launch vanilla Fallout 4; exec bash"

(The echo here is not purely-cosmetic; Steam will interpret this string as being arguments to the program if it does not contain "%command%" somewhere. Besides, it's nice to have a reminder why exactly Fallout 4 isn't running if we forget and just get a terminal window down the line, so that we can put it back.)

Now double-click on Fallout 4 in Steam to launch it. You'll get, rather than the Fallout 4 launcher, a terminal window.

At this point, in the xterm that came up, go ahead and run Fallout 4 via the F4SE loader:

~/".steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Proton 3.7/proton" run f4se_loader.exe

Fallout 4 should start right on up. For me, at this point, Fallout 4 is working with F4SE. You can verify this by going to the "Settings" menu from the pause screen. If the version listed there has "F4SE" in it, you're running in F4SE. If not, you're running Fallout 4 without F4SE (and in that case, the injected F4SE DLL should complain about being unable to set up its trampoline in the termal, before starting plain vanilla Fallout 4).

If you want to run the Fallout 4 launcher without the F4SE loader, then just run the command displayed at the top of the xterm each time it starts.

Note that all this has a certain fragility to it. (F4SE itself is a binary hack, mind, and this patch is probably more robust than that). Steam may pull down a new version of Proton at any time, and probably pull down another broken copy of ntdll.dll.so; this patch would need to be re-applied. But as of today, this lets one get F4SE and the content that relies on it running on an out-of-box Fallout 4 Steam.

11/06/2018 02:59:30 CEST

Dual Monitor vs Ultra Wide Gaming Performance?

Has anyone done any performance testing on Dual Monitors vs Ultra Wide?

Specifically using Gnome with one monitor for gaming and the second for chat/etc

Vs Ultra Wide having games windowed mode and chat/etc off to the side

Also does anyone know if Gnome disables the compositor if you have a game full screen on one monitor, but have a second monitor not running anything full screen.

11/06/2018 02:32:39 CEST

Yet another reason I am glad I don't use Windows:
URL: https://imgur.com/gallery/aJZSX7n
11/06/2018 01:17:46 CEST

Try RimWorld 1.0 for Ubuntu - the official version has finally been released with improved graphics &amp; gameplay
URL: https://www.ubuntufree.com/download-rimworld-game/
11/06/2018 01:14:31 CEST

Any fps like CoD multiplayer on Linux(native or running with wine)?

I wanted an action packed fps since Bo4 and Bo3 seems to be unplayable right now, any recommendations?

11/06/2018 01:09:20 CEST

Has anyone here gotten Deltarune to work on Arch?

No spoilers whatsoever, please. When I start the game with dxvk (builtin) and d3dx11 (builtin) and dxgi (builtin) get a black window. The console is constantly spitting out:

00b0:err:d3d:wine3d_cs_exec_update_sub_rescource Failed to load buffer location.

I am using Intel graphics, and I get some sound from the game. The sound seems to be the intro or title screen.

11/06/2018 00:17:20 CEST

[Satire] Linux User in State of No-Mans Land as Too Many Damn Games to Play
URL: https://www.sudosatirical.com/articles/linux-user-in-state-of-no-mans-land-as-too-many-damn-games-to-play/
11/05/2018 22:31:23 CEST

System76 has released some new PCs, now with options for AMD Ryzen!


While this isn't exclusively a gaming product, I wonder if anyone would consider purchasing their lower cost version that uses Ryzen 5 and an RX 580? It'd make for a solid gaming machine on Linux, no doubt.

11/05/2018 22:28:49 CEST

Life is Strange 2 - Linux Let's Play [German] [SteamPlay]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za-7LeWCq9o
11/05/2018 22:21:55 CEST

MHW/DXVK 100% GPU usage

Couple weeks ago, finally managed to kill My windows system, and decided to try My luck with Wine + DXVK.

Was really happy when finally managed to get monster hunter to run on My linux.

Of course, My happiness was shortlived, as I soon realized that the game starts to regularly stutter after some time of playing. Now, after those couple weeks, I've finally found out that the fault lies within how the GPU is used - it's constantly running at 100%, and is dropping cycles because of heat.

The game was running great on Windows (although the enforced updates did tend to make it slow down to a crawl),And is real smooth on both medium and low settings while playing on Wine (until the heating issue kicks in).As far as I can remember, on Windows, the gpu was never reaching anything close to 100% usage, and I don't want to believe that the performance drop by using Wine/DXVK would make the GPU hit 100%.

So I'm blaming either my configuration, or the lack of some specific piece of config.

If anyone could help, heres some details, and things I've done to mess with My setup:

3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] (rev a1)
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia

I'm on a laptop with Nvidia optimus, so at times I'm thinking that maybe the problem is hiding behind the xorg configuration (I've always had headaches getting the gpu run at all)

I'm on Arch, and so far I've tried:
And more currently, I'm trying to use nvidia-xrun

From the Wine side I've played with regedit and:
I've manually set the VideoMemorySize and cmst to 1

Sorry if the post seems to be Linux forum flavored, but I'm generally scared of those places, and decided to try My luck here first.

11/05/2018 21:43:11 CEST

Overwatch issues with emote/spray wheel in game

Whenever I use the emote wheel in game (for sprays, emotes, or voice lines), the screen rotates however far I move my mouse after the wheel closes.

I've got Overwatch running through Lutris using these instructions.

I'm running Linux Mint 19, XFCE. Nvidia-driver version 396.54.

Has anyone else had this issue? If so, does anyone have a solution? If not, where can I report the issue for someone to look at?

11/05/2018 21:30:53 CEST

The Steam XP and Vista Depreciation Countdown

So after months I finally got Steam to run on my mac so I can play good old Victoria II and just found out there is an impeding countdown (January 1st 2019) when Steam will officially be deprecated an virtually unusable for XP and Vista. And as far as I can tell as of Wine 2.0 the emulator is using some version of XP. So... does anyone have any ideas?

11/05/2018 21:06:10 CEST

Slime Rancher recently got a nice Optimization Update and runs darn good with Linux support

I got this game a while back and it was a lot of fun but ran poorly on my cheap laptop with Lubuntu 18.04.1. I checked the Steam page recently of the game and saw the Optimization Update news. Now it runs amazingly fast on the same computer. This is probably across all operating systems but I wanted to let you Linux gamers know! I got the game half off but the price is well worth it, a cute, fun and relaxing farming first person game.


11/05/2018 20:31:10 CEST

Blizzard games on Linux natively?


since Diablo Immortal will be running on Android, which is modified Linux kernel, do you think, that there is a possibility, that we can expect Linux version of Blizzard games one day? I know well, that Battle.net and Blizzard games run well trough wine, however, there are some issues, like getting banned. As a Linux user and gamer i would love that. What do you think?

11/05/2018 18:38:34 CEST

Dungeon League released - a chaotic action-RPG
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/dungeon-league-a-chaotic-action-rpg-has-released-with-linux-support.12899
11/05/2018 18:31:25 CEST

What is your go to browser on Linux/win for Privacy?

By default I have Mozilla. However I researched a bit and found topics of people saying Mozilla sold itself to google and share/give information to them. I personally don't like google as it is pretty much logging and digging every piece of information what I'm doing and which websites I visit etc. Not like I'm doing something that I need to hide(which I obviously don't) still it kinda bothers me.

on Windows 10 I'm using Waterfox. Before that I was using Brave... but their integrated adblock somehow just stopped working and couldn't find a way to fix it.

What about you folks?

11/05/2018 18:12:29 CEST

Book of Demons no longer getting a native Linux port, developer plans on 'supporting' Steam Play
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/book-of-demons-no-longer-getting-a-native-linux-port-developer-plans-on-supporting-steam-play.12903
11/05/2018 18:09:05 CEST

HOWTO: Running Old Loki Games
URL: http://wikigentoo.ksiezyc.pl/HOWTO_Running_Old_Loki_Games.htm
11/05/2018 17:56:12 CEST

The Steam for Linux limited beta was six years ago tomorrow, where's the cake?
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-steam-for-linux-limited-beta-was-six-years-ago-tomorrow-wheres-the-cake.12898
11/05/2018 17:23:39 CEST

You don't need to worry about Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, the Linux version is happening
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/you-dont-need-to-worry-about-warhammer-40000-mechanicus-the-linux-version-is-happening.12894
11/05/2018 17:21:28 CEST

Total Chaos is an impressive and scary total conversion for Doom 2 making it a survival horror experience
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/total-chaos-is-an-impressive-and-scary-total-conversion-for-doom-2-making-it-a-survival-horror-experience.12900
11/05/2018 17:20:25 CEST

Keeps spinning counter clockwise in Overwatch in windowed mode

I have tried unplugging both my mouse and keyboard but my character keeps spinning. It only stops if I hit chat or pause etc.

Whenever I try to start the game in full screen, the game display freezes and becomes unresponsive, but my mouse can still move and I can still hear the game's music, so it's just the display acting up. Alt f4 and any other attempts to get away from the game do not work, and I'm forced to power down my computer just to get out of it.

11/05/2018 17:12:12 CEST

Disk Partitioning for Games?

OK - platform upgrade parts are ordered and on their way. I'm leaning towards Xubuntu for my distro (I like Xfce).

But what about partitioning the disk when the time comes? Most guides to partitions in Linux I have found online seem to assume that you might download the odd application from the repositories, but that most of your SSD space should be allocated to the Home folder so you can store 1,000 pictures, etc.

Won't I need a lot more space in the root partition for games? I mean, Monster Hunter World needs some decent disk space!

11/05/2018 17:03:11 CEST

"Wine not installed"

I'm using Solus, and Lutris keeps telling me that Wine isn't installed when I run a game, but the game appears to run fine. I have installed Wine through the Solus software centre. Is this just it being in a directory it doesn't recognize, or am I going to run in to problems with the games later?

11/05/2018 17:01:54 CEST

Launcher for Linux-native and WINE games

I made this application that can launch Linux-native and WINE games with custom launch options: https://github.com/dunon/games

Feel free to report a bug or leave a suggestion! More UI polishment and overall improvement to come.

11/05/2018 15:16:10 CEST

Steam Proton GTA 5 Ubuntu 18.04 Issue Need help!

So since upgrading to 18.04 Ubuntu GTA 5 has been having a issue with social club. I found this fix but I'm not sure how to do it. More specifically I do not know how to make the gta_dxvk.conf file. If someone could help me with this I would apprieciate it.


This is exactly how I managed to make the game work:

  1. Created gta_dxvk.conf file:

dxgi.customDeviceId = E366 
dxgi.customVendorId = 1002 
  1. Went to the game properties and set launch options:

    DXVK_CONFIG_FILE=/path/to/gta_dxvk.conf %command%

11/05/2018 14:15:34 CEST

Trouble with RX 580

I recently upgraded my desktop from:

Processor: AMD FX-6100


Graphics: GTX 660

OS: Ubuntu Mate 18.04


Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G


Graphics: RX 580 8 GB

Ubuntu Mate 18.04

But I am now having some issues. Skyrim SE which I was able to run perfectly before through steam play now tells me that "No graphics hardware detected". I figured it was just that game since it only has a silver rating. But then I tried to run Tomb Raider native and I got a similar message that my graphics hardware was "Not compatible" and the game crashes immediately. Most of my other games run fine but I'm getting a lot of screen tearing. I'm pretty sure I've got the correct drivers running and I purged all Nvidia drivers, but honestly I'm not really sure where to go from here. I'm thinking about just doing a fresh install of ubuntu and hope that fixes the issue. Hardware and driver details in comments.

11/05/2018 14:03:00 CEST

Warcraft III reforged

Blizzard announced at Blizzcon 2018 that they are making Warcraft III Reforged, the same game mechanics from before, but in updated graphics and quality of life.

Grubby (a popular Warcraft III streamer and used to be professional player) got to interview Nicholas Louie from the development team (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de-aCP1CXgc). Grubby was accepting questions from chat, and one of them was related to Linux support. Nicholas Louie answered "Eh.. can not comment". I am not sure what to make of that, but Nicholas also said that they are looking for feedback, the official forums is the best place, but he also said that they keep an eye on reddit.

So this is very much a long shot, but I figured it could not hurt if those of you are interested voice your interest in Linux support in the /r/wc3 reddit, or even better, in the official forums.

11/05/2018 12:43:36 CEST

Is Destiny 2 working on battle.net client through lutris? and is it safe if so?

since its free until November 18 btw (got to sign in on windows vm to claim tho, has to be through the client )

Heard about people getting banned through wine?

11/05/2018 12:28:23 CEST

Anyone here has an idea how to make my game controllers work in games again?

Hi there,

have been asking in /r/linuxquestions and /r/steam already but received no reply so far which drives me even more nuts.

To put it short, after trying to adapt another controller layout for my Dualshock4 to work on my phone for Steam Link, none of my games register any of my controllers (DS4, 360, WiiU, Switch etc.) anymore. However, in Steam Big Picture everything works fine and controls can be modified too.

So I'm asking for help to figure out what cursed this issue and how to make thing work like normal again.

Switching between xpad and xboxdrv didn't help either, I'm running Mint KDE on its repo kernels too.

So maybe anyone of you guys have an idea?

11/05/2018 11:16:26 CEST

RTX 20 series cards in Linux?

Has anyone with a ton of money been able to try out a 2070, 2080, or 2080ti in Linux yet?

11/05/2018 09:29:14 CEST

WINE Is Amazing

A bit of a story here. A while ago I stopped using Linux on my desktop completely because I got really into Warframe, and my PC wasn't powerful enough to handle it with WINE.

I recently started using Linux exclusively again, and decided to play an old game from my childhood (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). It's a very finicky game, so I set up a Windows XP VM and installed it. It was terrible. Tons of glitches, horrible framerate, mouse input was all messed up, etc.

So, I decided to try it with WINE (3.18 testing). It works perfectly.

WINE runs Windows programs better than actual Windows VMs now. That's absolutely incredible.

11/05/2018 09:07:32 CEST

Lutris 0.4.22
URL: https://github.com/lutris/lutris/releases/tag/v0.4.22
11/05/2018 05:51:53 CEST

Fallout 1 and 2

Are these playable on Linux in any way? I've played about 40 hours into both of these classic games and I love them, so I'd like to know how to get Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 running on Linux.

11/05/2018 00:56:30 CEST

RPCS3 (PlayStation 3 emulator) September 2018 Progress Report
URL: https://rpcs3.net/blog/2018/11/04/progress-report-september-2018/
11/05/2018 00:46:20 CEST

Doom 2016 crashes on launch when set to Vulkan

I can play the game gracefully with OpenGL, but if I try to set the renderer to Vulkan, the game restarts, and then it crashes every time I try to launch it again. This is the crash dump i get. There's any known cause for this issue? I can play every other vulkan game normally. Thank you.

Processor: Ryzen 1700

GPU: Nvidia MSI GTX 1050 ti

GPU driver: 396.54.09

11/05/2018 00:45:22 CEST

Undervolted+Overclocked my Vega 64 in linux :D

FINALLY my ASUS Strix Vega 64 is kicking some ass!

So. I undervolted and overclocked my Vega 64 in linux. Stock voltage + boost on my card is 1590MHz/1200mV

This screenshot is my ROTTR benchmark using the same settings for 1080p, beating phoronix's stock Vega 64 July benchmark, which also beats the 1080.

What's more important is that I'm only using 200w tdp. The stock 1080 uses 180w, and stock vega 64 uses 260w. The RX 580's tdp is 185w for reference. '

Obviously this isnt a direct comparison as the rest of my system isnt the same as the benchmark hardware, but the fact that I can beat 1080 performance with 200w tdp on a vega 64 is awesome.

System Specs: Threadripper 1950x OC'd@4Ghz - in normal mode (not gaming mode) Asus Strix Vega64 32 GB DDr4 3200 TridentZ Samsung 950 Pro SSD 4tb 7200 RPM WD Black HDD

Arch Linux. 4.19 Kernel Mesa-git/RADV + LLVM 8/SVN

11/05/2018 00:29:51 CEST

Guide to improve Quake Champions performance
URL: https://github.com/Zeioth/zeioth-lutris/blob/master/game-installers/quake-champions/performance-guide.md
11/04/2018 23:59:12 CEST

Quake Champions optimization guide
URL: https://github.com/Zeioth/zeioth-lutris/blob/master/game-installers/quake-champions/performance-guide.md
11/04/2018 23:57:53 CEST

Will Proton/DXVK be merged into WINE?

With the sheer excitement surrounding Valve's Proton and the DXVK project, will either technologies be incorporated into WINE in the future?. Specifically the 4.0 release next year?.

11/04/2018 21:19:25 CEST

Steam Proton Linux Gaming GTA 5


Hi guys second time uploading audio is still crap but its a little better. I am starting this series as a novice in Linux and I hope to show how viable Linux has become as an operating system for current games.

Distribution: Ubuntu Gamepack 16.04

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x

GPU: asus rx 460 4gb

I know my gpu is under powered but It should let you know what you are capable of doing. let me know any question in the comment section.

As far at GTA 5 there was originally a bunch of black boxes that blicked in and out of the screen but after adjusting resolution to 1600x900 6:9 it was fine

11/04/2018 20:39:25 CEST

[Wine] Getting DirectX 9.0 is easy - you run `winecfg` and add the library d3d8. But how do you get DirectX 9.0b?

I'm trying to get Lord of the Rings, Battle for Middle Earth (a pretty old game) ported to Linux so my friend and I can write a guide on it here. Originally the game complained we didn't have DirectX 9.0, and with some Googling I found a solution via adding the library; but now it's complaining we need DirectX 9.0b or higher (i.e. DirectX 9.0c) and I can't find anything about that.

Anyone have any clues? I'm currently trying the latest Wine (3.03) because I was using the Debian Stable one before. Other than that, I'm out of ideas (Maybe I could try and run the Microsoft installer?) Thanks!

11/04/2018 20:36:37 CEST

I've never been able to play a game in Wine, so what do I need to do?

I've been using Wine off and on for about a decade now, but I've never been able to get any graphical app functioning, ever, including apps with a platinum rating on the AppDB. I know it's possible, but clearly there's something I'm missing to getting stuff working properly. How to I build a Wine configuration that works?

11/04/2018 19:46:25 CEST

DXVK Version 0.91
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v0.91
11/04/2018 18:50:03 CEST

Debian, DXVK and Nvidia driver.

I wanna use Debian Stable and be able to play DXVK games. Unfortunately Debian as a pretty outdated Nvidia driver in the repos (even backports).

What will be the best way to get a recent 396 one or better ?

11/04/2018 18:02:14 CEST

Recommend a video card? Considering GTX 1060.

Will you recommend a video card for less than $250? I'd consider buying a used one as well. The GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) looks like it's about $240 brand new and I've seen some deals for used video cards on eBay.

The current video card is outdated. I typically play games on Windows, like PUBG, GTA V and StarCraft II. I'd like to play Rocket League and Dying Light on Linux, and maybe any new titles that may be coming out in the next couple of years. I won't need a resolution higher than 1920x1080 any time soon.

Current specs: AMD R9 270 (2 GB), AMD FX 6100 cpu (3.3 GHz), 12 GB ram, MSI 970A SLI Krait motherboard, 625-watt PSU (I have a 750-watt available).

Windows is my primary OS (need it for work, need it for some PC games). I dual boot because I feel like Linux is "home", I enjoy tinkering with different desktop environments, and I won't have a dead PC when Windows inevitably decides to corrupt itself. I've been using Linux for years and always end up with Ubuntu (over ten years ago, you had to edit text files to get dual monitors to work). I recently replaced Linux Mint with Ubuntu 18.10 and it's pretty sweet.

Just a note -- I've been using this computer for a few years and haven't really put much money into it. Most of the parts were used, either from friends who were upgrading (CPU, PSU) or some deals I've found on eBay (motherboard), and the RAM was free from some desktops (used to work IT). I bought the video card for $200 when it was new.

I've done a bit of research on AMD vs NVIDIA. It seems that some folks prefer one over the other for different reasons. My current video has sucked for a long time now and I'm just looking for a bit of help making a purchase.


TL;DR: I want to spend $250 or less on a video card (new preferred, I'd consider used though). Talk me out of buying a new GTX 1060? I will be replacing an AMD R9 270 (2 GB).

11/04/2018 17:39:44 CEST

Linux Gaming No Mans Sky


I have decided to make a video series of games that Can be played on linux. I don't have the much experience with linux so this is being done from the perspective of a linux novice. If you have any ideas for videos or Games to show feel free to let me know but just remember I am no pro when it comes to linux.

Distro: Ubuntu Gamepack 16.04

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x

GpU: ASus strix rx 460 4gb

11/04/2018 17:03:04 CEST

Just did a clean install of Pop!_OS 18.10. When trying to run Crookz from Steam I get this error message. It's correct as it says that I only have built in Intel graphics, no dedicated GPU. What should I do? Thanks a lot!
URL: https://i.redd.it/c6trltt07cw11.png
11/04/2018 17:02:19 CEST

What stops HDR output from working on Linux?

When the first HDR games came out on Windows (Shadow Warrior 2), it had no OS-level support for HDR either, yet it worked even on Win7. That's because it's supported through the GPU drivers and proprietary APIs like NVAPI and the AMD equivalent. So if you give the driver full control of the output by running the game in exclusive fullscreen, it can do whatever it wants on Windows, including HDR output.

So what's actually getting in the way of doing the same thing on Linux? If the HDR part of NVAPI is freely available (I don't know), and the Linux drivers actually support it, shouldn't it technically be able to do it just as on Windows? Or is that exactly it?

After all, OS-level support on Windows is only really needed to have it working on the desktop, meaning in individual windows, like when watching an HDR movie in a movie player window.

I tried posting this on r/linux, but "it's not appropriate" as if this was a support question If you have a better idea on where to ask this, I'm all ears.

11/04/2018 15:33:41 CEST

Return of the Tentacle was updated with new languages and fixes!
URL: https://catmic.itch.io/return-of-the-tentacle/devlog/52208/version-111
11/04/2018 15:13:56 CEST

Overwatch crash

Having discovered that Sway isn't ready for gaming, I moved back to i3 (reinstalling Arch in the process). I'm now unable to start Overwatch. When I click Play in Battle.net, the screen goes black and the Blizzard logo appears. Sometimes the 'connecting to server' screen appears but then the game always crashes. In the Wine logs I see AL lib: (EE) ReleaseThreadCtx: Context 0x7f3a9c0097c0 current for thread being destroyed, possible leak! when the crash happens, as well as warn: DXGI: Present parameters not supported.

My guess is that there is a dependency not installed, but I've been through the list on GitHub for Battle.net, Overwatch and DXVK thoroughly and also installed the steam native runtime and GloriousEggroll's 'get out of Wine Dependency Hell' packages. PulseAudio is working fine in Spotify (the error looks like an audio library error).

Any ideas?

11/04/2018 15:01:38 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for November 04, 2018: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

Ask away!

11/04/2018 14:32:57 CEST

Destiny 2 on ubuntu 18?

Hello everyone, so as most of you know Destiny 2 was free for a bit so my friends and I picked it up. I was wondering if there was a way to play it on Ubuntu. And I do not know how to use DXVK, if that is even a program I have no clue.

Here some information about my PC if you need it OS: Ubuntu 18 GPU: Nvidia CPU: Intel

11/04/2018 14:08:22 CEST

Lightweight distro, better for gaming?

I was thinking about background CPU and RAM usage during gaming so my question would be if something like Lubuntu or Xubuntu would be better for gaming than regular Ubuntu... Mainly because RAM and CPU usage are so low on those distros compared to GNOME or KDE...

11/04/2018 13:58:16 CEST

Blizzard games and DXVK

I've played a bit of Heroes of the Storm in the past and reinstalled it two days ago to play it again. When I launch it, I get a black screen for 1-2 seconds, then back to Battle.net.

I heard that since the last patch, the game dropped support for 32 bit and D3D9, so I installed DXVK and gave it a try, same issue.

Another weird issue appeared: after adding DXVK, I couldn't start HearthStone anymore, it would crash, even when forcing D3D9 (AFAIK, HearthStone still supports it). If I disable DKVX (just changed its libs from native to builtin in winecfg), it works again.

Are there know incompatibilities between Blizzard games and DXVK?

11/04/2018 13:50:23 CEST

DX10 vs. DX11 with regards to DXVK

Hi, I use WINE (3.19-staging) and DXVK (0.90) to run a game called The Lord of The Rings Online. The game offers DX9, DX10, and DX11 support. DX9 and DX10 run fine. When I enable DX11, however, the game doesn't even throw up the introductory screen. I have an NVIDIA GTX1060 with 6G VRAM.

The only thing I *know* I'm doing wrong is, my binary-blob driver version (410.73) apparently does not support the VK_EXT_transform_feedback extension; however I am under the impression that this will not necessarily cause a compatibility, just won't do whatever magic "Steam Output" provides. I am running other must more recent games (Elder Scrolls Online, etc) with this combination of software and am having no problems.

Does anyone know of a specific switch/toggle/configuration I can try to get a game working in DX11 that seems to work fine in DX10? Thank you.

11/04/2018 12:03:45 CEST

Installed application complains it can not write into its folder

Hello, i used Wine-3.19 (Staging) to install an Windows game LFS on my Debian based Linux distribution clalled "MX Linux" (kernel 4.15.0-1-amd64). it went thru, but when i try to launch the app (wine /home/me/.wine/drive_c/LFS/LFS.exe), then app shows pop-up window entitled "Could not write to data folder" with error "Is LFS correctly installed on a hard drive?"

When i installed the game using PlayOnLinux app, then it launch the game

command: /usr/bin/q4wine-cli -p "Default" -d "Games" -i "LFS" %f

working directory: /media/me/6A9C90D29C909A61/LFS/

without problem. My question as a Wine & Linux n00b is how to make it working without PlayOnLinux. Can you help me discover where is the problem to fix it?

11/04/2018 10:09:30 CEST

Will Metal Gear Solid 5 from humble monthly work on proton?

Humble monthly now has Metal Gear Solid 5 Definitive Experience, Ground Zeroes + Phantom Pain. I see on protondb, that Phantom Pain should work without much hassle, but Ground Zeroes will not. Will I be able to play Phantom Pain, or is the game somehow bundled and it won't work?

11/04/2018 09:17:58 CEST

Six Years of Space Nerds In Space
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SNIS/comments/9tvj1l/six_years_of_space_nerds_in_space/
11/04/2018 09:04:48 CEST

Bug fixes within wine.

Hey guys!

I wanted to ask if is there any forum or person whom can be commission for a certain amount of money to fix bugs within Wine or if it's not possible, how does one can became a bug fixer within the Wine community? I posted some weeks ago an issue with a game on this subbreddit, but did not receive any kind of response, so I've in mind to actually fix it myself.

Thanks for the cooperation and responses, have a nice day!

11/04/2018 08:25:17 CEST

World of Warcraft - 3D accelerator

When I start the game, I get this message: Your 3D accelerator is not supported by World of Warcraft.

On this page: http://wowwiki.wikia.com/wiki/Wine_troubleshooting I found that it's caused by old drivers, but I already have the newest for 1070: 410.73. Maybe anyone know what to do with this?

11/04/2018 08:21:25 CEST

Secret Kisses - Little Game I made also with Linux Support (Godot Engine)
URL: http://staringeyes.com/
11/04/2018 06:33:33 CEST

Divinity Original Sin 2 working through steam proton

I used the lastest build of proton

and used these lines in the terminal

I'm running Ubuntu Gamepack distro

cd [SteamLibrary]/steamapps/common/Divinity Original Sin 2\bin

mv SupportTool.exe SupportTool.exe.bak

mv EoCApp.exe SupportTool.exe

I am not very proficient with linux but it worked the game ran without issue besides some artifacting.

11/04/2018 01:50:31 CEST

Running Modern Warfare 2 without Esync Enabled

A very simple question, as I know the command and such, but am unfamiliar with how to paste it into the Launch Options. Currently I have it as this. The guide on Github says to do this, but I'm fairly new and wanted to check in and see if I had done it correctly.

To be clear, the game runs and the menu for Multiplayer pops up, but as soon as I move the mouse around for a second the game locks up. I am running Manjaro fully-updated on a Thinkpad T420 for reference. Thanks all!

11/03/2018 23:31:44 CEST

Dear fellow Wave One agents - today I sat down and reached a breakthrough

Well. Where do I begin - I am a big fan of Tom Clancy's The Division. I put so much time into this game on Windows, and I just kept coming back every other week or so because the game is so much fun.

Now, when the news about Proton dropped this summer, I jumped ship and switched to only gaming on Manjaro. The biggest bummer though: According to WineDB and my limited google-fu, The Division runs like 'garbage' or just doesn't start at all.

Well, after some tinkering with Lutris, I can now tell you - I got the game to run. And it wasn't even that much of a hassle. If you want to try it for yourself - here is what I did:

  • Created a new Prefix and installed UPlay into it (I did this via Lutris, with the latest installer)
  • Changed my Lutris Launcher to start UPlay instead of the Installer with the latest dxvk, which ran out of the box with staging-3.17, no additional installations like corefonts necessary
  • Logged into UPlay and started the installation of The Division from it (this actually installed Steam in order to install The Division)
  • So, after the installation finished, I tried to launch the game

Well. That didn't work. It was not crashing - Steam was reporting that the Game is running. But there was not much going on. Sadly, I'm still not that great at this whole Linux thing, so I couldn't look at what was causing the issue. But I recalled that The Division got a DX12 Mode in 2016. And that is what Steam is trying to launch by default. So, to disable DX12. Which is not an easy feat.

Disabling DX12 for The Division is only possible via the configuration files - and steam doesn't even create them since it stalls before ever launching the Loader. Luckily, I had a Backup of my old Config Files from my windows machine. After I put the min the correct location of the Prefix, i set out again to launch The Division - and lo' and behold: The game started without a hitch. (While writing this, I tried to get my native steam installation to run - but that won't even start UPlay.)

So, I'm one happy agent now, able to play The Division on Manjaro - performance stills needs some tweaking but so far, i'm overjoyed!

Proof: https://i.imgur.com/KpLZ6CE.jpg

11/03/2018 23:04:58 CEST

TrackMania Nations Forever - Silly and fun
URL: https://www.dedoimedo.com/games/trackmania-nations-forever.html
11/03/2018 22:28:09 CEST

Heroes of the Storm Stuttering

Hi All,

I've been playing Heroes of the Storm for a while now on Lutris using DXVK and there is one issue that I can't seem to kick. My game seems to stutter every few seconds and especially when there is alot going on in the match (team fights). The whole time this is happening, the FPS never reports any significant drops, but it hitches i'd say every 2 or 3 seconds then goes back to normal. Seems to be especially prevalent when playing Jaina or Kerrigan, but that could just be me.

Here is my setup:

CPU: 1700X @ 3.9Ghz

GPU: 1080ti nvidia-vulkan AUR package (v396.54.09-1)

Wine: tkg-3.19-x86_64


DXVK: 0.90


Disable desktop effects: Checked

Prefer system libraries: Checked

Exclude processes: Agent.exe "Battle.net Helper.exe"


DXVK\_HUD: fps








\_\_PBA\_CB\_HEAP: 128

\_\_PBA\_GEO\_HEAP: 512

mesa\_glthread: false

Heroes of the Storm Additional command line arguments: -Displaymode 1 -frameratecap=144 -frameratecapglue=144

One other thing to note is that if I disable Esync, the stuttering seems to lessen and I have a smoother experience at the cost of about 25% fps drop. Wondering if there is anything you all see in my setup that could be changed to fix this issue?


11/03/2018 22:14:40 CEST

What kind of improvements does SteamOS bring compared to Steam on Ubuntu &amp; other Linux distros?

Other than having an interface that's couch-friendly, what improvements does SteamOS bring to Linux gaming compared just using Steam on Ubuntu or your preferred distro?

11/03/2018 20:30:03 CEST

Overwatch on Wayland issues

I switched to SwayWM+Wayland instead of i3 (on Arch), and getting Overwatch working has been difficult. These are some problems I encountered, I'd be grateful if anyone has any suggestions on how to avoid them:

  • Battle.net freezes and is unusable unless started in a virtual desktop. Workaround: start in a virtual desktop to install Overwatch, then launch Overwatch directly.
  • Overwatch freezes on losing focus and I cannot force it to regain focus, even by restarting Sway (on Xorg, restarting i3 would have solved this problem). Workaround: don't let Overwatch lose focus, ever. This is a PITA.
  • The camera is stuck high or low; I can't aim properly. I have checked that the aspect ratio in game is the same as my screen. This makes the game unplayable.
11/03/2018 20:20:02 CEST

Tomb Raider: Anniversary -50% in Feral Interactive Store

Hey all

Tomb Raider: Anniversary is currently on sale (-50% | 4.49) in Feral Interactive Store : https://store.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-linux-games/trae/

Not only this game works great with Proton, I played 20+ hours without any single issue and it's rated Platinum on ProtonDB, but you can also support a great company that provides lot of great games to Linux. It says it's only available for Mac, but they provide you a Steam Key, that you can redeem like any other Steam Key and play with Proton.

I bought Tomb Raider: Anniversary that way, as well as Deus Ex: Human Revolution DC. They both run really great! :D

11/03/2018 20:05:39 CEST

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42) BIOS update compatibility

My AN515-42 was plagued with issues (crashing under load for specific games and compilation, occasional boot lockups) until I applied the v1.08 BIOS update. Has anyone flashed the latest images? If so, how did they work for you?

This is what the Acer site has to say about each image:


Released 2018/11/02
  1. Update SMU to v30.74 for R7 APU.
  2. Improve memory compatibility


Released 2018/10/30
  1. ABST Feature Implementation.
  2. Increase stability for WINBOND SPI ROM.
  3. Update panel ID table.


Released 2018/06/28

I'm currently running this version. Applying it was what made my system stable, but I still don't have manual fan control or RPM readouts.

  1. Improve system performance
11/03/2018 19:59:18 CEST

Linux mouse configuration is a user nightmare.

I'm a Linux user. I want to play some games, and do my work. No, I don't have the expertise to contribute to fixing X mouse issues, and I definitely don't have the time.

Configuring mice on Linux is an absolute trash fire.

Let me address KDE specifically: Three acceleration profiles. What do they mean? How do I know I have absolutely no acceleration? Why do I still have this Pointer Acceleration value no matter the profile? Does it do anything? What are these other values: Threshold? Drag start distance? Do these affect my mouse movement?

Turns out, those aren't everything. Apparently acceleration is baked in; to get anything approximating no acceleration, or 1:1 movement, you need to have a Deceleration value set. Where? On the command line, via xinput! You have to get a device profile, and a property ID, and know the value of deceleration you want. Excuse me? Can you just give me a slider? What if the command bugs out? When I use it, xinput keeps throwing an error! Well, just use xset! Nope, that does nothing and doesn't even tell me that it's doing nothing!

Never mind that even after all this, there is no option to select a simple mouse sensitivity. I have to modify a Coordinate Transformation Matrix just to change my goddamn mouse sensitivity? Oh, and xinput bugs out on modifying that as well!

How did I learn all of this? Excessive Googling. Dozens of open tabs. To configure my goddamn mouse sensitivity.

If Linux is going to compete with Windows as a desktop and gaming OS, it needs to make way for the user, who in any other transactional context would be the customer. I am the customer. You are trying to sell me on Linux as a desktop and gaming OS. Don't tell the customer to fix it. I'm not the one who built it in the first place.

The user can be the one who built it. That's the wonder of open-source. But to draw in the numbers needed to get publishers and developers making Linux ports, you cannot expect all of them to become X contributors. It's not gonna happen.

Get it fixed.

11/03/2018 18:10:53 CEST

Xbox One S controller via Bluetooth (Ubuntu 18.04)

I get it to connect, but the layout is messed up and especially the "home" and "select" button can't be mapped.

I've done some research an apparently that's due to a "new" firmware update that makes the controller "Android friendly". Did anyone find a way to fix those problems? I just want to use it for Steam games.

11/03/2018 16:42:26 CEST

Whatever happened to Steam.TV?

Typical Valve - big announcement, no follow-up.

11/03/2018 14:46:36 CEST

Extra Life 24 Hour Factorio Charity Live Stream, I'm playing on Linux!
URL: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/tim
11/03/2018 14:39:55 CEST

How to connect XBOX ONE controller by cable in Ubuntu 18.04?

Hi, I have connected an XBOX ONE controller in Ubuntu 18.04 by cable, in theory detects it, but when I start a game of Steam, for example TBOI Afterbirth+ or GTA V, does not recognize it, in TBOI Afterbirth+ I had to map the keys manually to use it. I don't know if Ubuntu is not yet compatible with an XBOX ONE controller with cable or I have to connect it via bluetooth to make it work, although I would like it to work via cable as I don't have a bluetooth adapter.

I hope I've explained myself well.

11/03/2018 12:23:20 CEST

Is it time to get Destiny 2 working on Linux?

As of writing this everyone can get Destiny 2 for free on Battle.net. When the game was released people said it would take a while until Destiny 2 would run on Linux but sadly it still doesnt. I think now is the perfect time for everyone to try and help to get the game working on Linux.

What can someone with little programming experience do to help?

11/03/2018 10:30:19 CEST

My rx580 is detected as an rx 480? [Debian]

Is this normal? it doesnt seem right but I dont know enough about linux to know for sure.

Im using Debian 9

I got my drivers using the 'apt install firmware-linux' command.

Using 'lspci -k' it says my GPU is '[Radeon RX 470/480]'

and screenfetch gives 'AMD POLARIS10 (DRM 3.8.0 / 4.9.0-8-amd64, LLVM 3.9.1)'

11/03/2018 10:05:11 CEST

Lutris 0.4.22 beta for Ubuntu users. Report if you find regressions!
URL: https://lutris.net/files/lutris_0.4.22-BETA_amd64.deb
11/03/2018 08:19:29 CEST

I think Steam is trying to emulate Windows too much these days...
URL: https://i.redd.it/x29vcanev1w11.png
11/03/2018 08:17:49 CEST

Steam under Wine crashing constantly recently

I can't get Steam to work reliably recently. I've tried Staging 3.19 as well as the tkg-3.19 build in Lutris. Sometimes it runs fine for longer than 30 minutes, other times it dies within 5 minutes of logging in. It seems to occur more often when doing I/O heavy things like installing games or validating data.

Has this been affecting anybody else?

11/03/2018 06:31:42 CEST

Difference between PlayOnMac, Wine Bottler, etc.?

I use a mac, and downloaded PlayOnMac, because that is the only program that I had heard of at the time that plays pc games. I heard that this makes it easy to play supported games, but Wine Bottler can open any .exe file. Which one is better for mac/pc gaming, and can you use both on the same computer? Or would that complicate/mess things up?

11/03/2018 05:33:48 CEST

How do I get Steam Games to work on mac?

I found the solution to getting the game to install. However, I do not know how to get the game to run. I just downloaded PlayonMac tonight, so I am still trying to figure it out. How do I get the game to run? Since it is through steam, I do not know where the exe file is to add to PlayOnMac, even if there is one. Can someone help?

11/03/2018 05:20:10 CEST

Mice with extra rebindable buttons?

A few years ago I had a razer naga, and while I liked the mouse prior to it breaking, every feature was supported under Linux with the exception of the one feature I actually wanted, remappable side buttons. I had to use an incredibly hacky script that interacted with x.org (IIRC) and that script was kinda awkward & only worked in some games.

I'm hoping someone knows of a mouse with a similarly large number of side mouse rebindable keys (12 preferred, but I can deal with 6) where rebinding them is reliable and works across xorg/wayland and for wine games.

11/03/2018 04:53:36 CEST

Getting Latest Dolphin Emu and PCSX2 on Solus OS [HELP]

Hey there, so I've been having a terrible time trying to get the latest Dolphin to work on Solus.

The one available in the Software Distributor is an older version and doesn't include the Vulkan backend.

I downloaded the latest thru Flatpak except while everything is there, it doesn't detect my GPU nor will it launch any games.

As for PCSX2, it just won't run at all, once i go to launch an ISO it either crashes or it tells me that it cannot find the ISO.

Any idea on how to fix these problems?

11/03/2018 04:44:55 CEST

I'm new to linux, I'm using Ubuntu 18.10, and it doesn't find my Microsoft USB xbox doggel thus can't get my wireless xbox 360 controller. Any help would be greatly appreciated ! Thanks
11/03/2018 02:42:52 CEST

A GTK Wattman like GUI for AMD Radeon users
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/9tnijg/a_gtk_wattman_like_gui_for_amd_radeon_users/
11/03/2018 02:15:25 CEST

eGPU - follow up and benchmarks!

Hi all!

A few days ago I posted about how I got my Thinkpad X230 to work with my R9 Fury under Linux. This is a follow-up post with more details, anecdotes and (of course) the all-important benchmarks!


I tried to make these two systems as near-similar as possible, in all aspects but the GPU. The same SSD has been used for both sets of benchmarks, I just swapped it between the two machines.

Both systems have identical storage, OS, kernel, GPU driver and GPU; these being:

  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO SSD (500GB).
  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (fully updated as of 2018-11-03).
  • Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-38-generic.
  • Graphics driver: DRM 3.23.0
  • GPU: R9 Fury Nitro.

The only differences between the two (apart from PSU, which doesn't really come into play here) are the RAM and CPU; these are:


  • CPU: i5 3230M (2c/4t, up to 3.2 GHz).
  • RAM: 12GB (8+4) DDR3 @1866 MHz.


  • CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 (8c/16t, 3.8 GHz).
  • RAM: 16GB (8+8) DDR4 @3200MHz.

Another couple things worth mentioning:

  • The laptop has been stripped of the Intel ME (thanks, corna!) and is running Coreboot.
  • The eGPU bridge itself is an EXP GDC Beast v8.4d, and the only change I made to it is to flip the "ATX PW" switch from "OFF" to "ON". This is because I am using an ATX PSU (an Antec NE650M).


About using an eGPU, and in no particular order;

  • CPU bottlenecking is very apparent on more modern games.
  • For anything but the aforementioned intensive games (i.e. indie games, older games, desktop use) it works great, and is indistinguishable from the desktop (unless you're multitasking).
  • I conducted some testing on Antergos, but started over on Ubuntu for the sake of consistency and to make it easier to reproduce the results. The difference between Ubuntu and Antergos, performance-wise, was within the margin of error.


TL;DR: eGPU setup is severly CPU bottlenecked, which makes running graphically-intensive games rough. Older games, however, like Borderlands 2 and HL2 - and non-intensive ones like Cuphead or Hollow Knight - all run great.

I tested the following games at 720p, 1080p, and 1440p (sorry, 4K users!): Tomb Raider (2013), Shadow of Mordor, Half Life 2. Hopefully this is a big enough sample for other users to extrapolate from.

I tested SoM and TR at varied graphics settings, and display the average, minimum, and maximum FPS. HL2 is different; I tested it at max settings, and the built-in benching tool only displays average framerate and frame variance.

Here's a gallery of the results. Make of them what you will :-)

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask!

11/02/2018 23:41:14 CEST

Somebody Please Help: God-Awful Performance in TF2

I cannot figure out what is causing this! With this PC, I used to be able to get excellent TF2 performance 6 months ago, but I just picked up TF2 and reinstalled it a couple days ago and the performance is awful. The game runs at ~35 FPS and changing video settings barely makes a difference (~5 FPS).


Intel i5-7200U

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (Proprietary Drivers)


Installed on SSD.

Manjaro Linux KDE, Kernel version 4.14.78-1

I'm running TF2 with these args:

primusrun %command% -noforcemaccel -threads 4

Somebody please help, even installing things like mastercomfig only increases FPS by 5-10; I can't even break 60 FPS.

11/02/2018 23:20:10 CEST

Enabling the .NET framework

With better support with .NET within 64-bit prefixes landing in wine 3.19, I thought it was time to try to fix an outstanding problem of mine. Whenever I update wine, I get the same dialog box from wine. The title goes: "rundll32.exe This...Could not be started" The text goes: "This application could not be started. You must enable the .NET framework from the Windows Features dialog box( from Control Panel, choose Programs, turn Windows features on or off).

Selecting Yes for more information give a bad url. I don't see any sign of any Features box within control panel.

11/02/2018 23:14:34 CEST

Made a WineHQ listing for Deltarune: feel free to contribute ways to get it working better in WINE!
URL: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=19148
11/02/2018 22:45:48 CEST

How to use lutris

There are so many options and a runner for steam, wine steam, and wine. Seems super redundant and I don't know where to start.

11/02/2018 22:34:56 CEST

Lutris batch import?

Uhh, so is there not any way to import games from directories in Lutris, or am I missing something obvious here? The Steam import works fine, but if I need to go through the process of manually adding every game for every emulator, then it's far more trouble than it's worth. There doesn't even seem to be a command line option to add games, other than from yml. Lame.

11/02/2018 22:18:24 CEST

Deltarune, Toby Fox's UNDERTALE spinoff, works in WINE
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Deltarune/comments/9to3sa/deltarune_works_on_linux_through_wine/
11/02/2018 22:06:04 CEST

Love to contribute to this survey
URL: https://i.redd.it/oh6lpejiezv11.png
11/02/2018 21:59:11 CEST

Performance in Linux Vs. Windows: Is there a difference?

I want to know if anybody had tested the game enough to make a comparison between the two operated systems?

11/02/2018 20:20:08 CEST

Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy is FREE on GOG
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/jill_of_the_jungle_the_complete_trilogy
11/02/2018 20:08:24 CEST

AirXonix on Linux (wine+dgVoodoo2+DXVK)
URL: https://i.redd.it/ibbk727ciyv11.png
11/02/2018 18:58:31 CEST

[TUTORIAL] How to Install and Play Escape From Tarkov on GNU/Linux


The information found in this guide has been acquired through a thread on Linux Support from Escape From Tarkov's official forum. You can find a link to the page HERE. Without the efforts of the developers at CodeWeavers, WINE, Valve, and so many other individuals, this would not be possible. Thank you all for your work!

Now, for the guide; I'm using Lutris and Linux Mint 19 to run the game. I'm not saying this is the only way to play, but it is what I am using. If you have issues with getting things working, know that I'm just a Linux noob who wasted hours of my time tinkering until I (basically) got lucky. This is just what I've found that worked for me.



Before you begin, you will need to install the latest version of WINE-staging available from HERE. As of this guide, that is version 3.19. You can install it by running these commands (Ubuntu 18.04):

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/

For Linux Mint 19, do the same thing, but change the last line out for:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main'

Then, update your package list and install WINE:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-staging

Once you have WINE installed, run this command:


It will open WINE's configuration menu. Let it do its thing. If it asks you to install WINE mono, say NO! Wine mono will conflict with Microsoft .NET, which is needed for getting the game working.


If you have an NVIDIA card, you will need driver 396.54.09 to enable Vulkan Transform Feedback support. If you use version 396 or 410 right now (AKA the non-beta drivers), you will see missing player models and invisible scavengers when you load into the game. I'm sure AMD has/will have a similar driver to do the same thing, but I don't know what it is right now. THIS ARTICLE may help shed some light on the situation for you AMD folk.

To install NVIDIA driver 396.54.09, run the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa.launchpad.net/graphics-drivers/dev
sudo apt-get update

Then, open your driver manager program and select driver 396.54.09 to install it. You can also find it under synaptic package manager by searching for it, or you can install it via command line. I just wanted to be safe rather than sorry when it comes to drivers. I would advise against installing the driver from NVIDIA's web site if you are a noob like me; when I tried, I completely ruined my driver set up and had to spend hours getting my system back to normal. Again, probably just me being stupid, but I'd rather keep things simple.


Fairly straightforward instructions can be found HERE. Basically, run these commands:

ver=$(lsb_release -sr); if [ $ver != "18.10" -a $ver != "18.04" -a $ver != "16.04" ]; then ver=18.04; fi echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/xUbuntu_$ver/ ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list
wget -q https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/xUbuntu_$ver/Release.key -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Those will set up the Lutris repository. After that, you can install Lutris by updating your package list from synaptic package manager and installing it from there, or you can run these commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lutris


Instructions for installing the latest version of Winetricks can be found HERE. Do NOT use the one provided by Linux Mint's default package list, as it will be out of date (at least, it was when I used it; again, better to be safe than sorry). If you don't want to read instructions from the link, just run these commands:

cd ~/Downloads
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks
chmod +x winetricks

Then, you can run Winetricks by using this command from your installation directory:

sh winetricks [options] [whatever you want to install]


For esync to work reliably, increase your system's "nofile limit" to 1048576. To do this under Ubuntu / Linux Mint, do...

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system.conf 

Then, delete the "#" before "DefaultLimitNOFILE=" and put 1048576 after the equal sign. Save the file (ctrl+x, y, enter) then do the same for the file over here:

sudo nano /etc/systemd/user.conf

And that should be everything you need to set up beforehand. Now, to installing Escape From Tarkov!

Installing the Game


Using Winetricks, install .NET 4.0, then .NET 4.7.2, and also VC Run 2017. Do this by running the following command from wherever you put your Winetricks script:

sh winetricks --force dotnet40 dotnet472 vcrun2017

Many people have a hard time with this part. If it asks to overwrite/repair .NET, always say yes. I run this command with --force because for me, it said .NET 4.0 conflicted with .NET 4.7.2, when that should not be the case.

In addition to this, if you don't already have the fonts-wine package, you should grab it by running this command:

sudo apt-get install fonts-wine -y

Without it, the BSG Launcher will have missing text.


If you've played the game in Windows already, you know the drill: download the launcher from escapefromtarkov.com after signing into your account, and install the launcher with WINE like you would any regular program by double clicking the .exe file.

It should install perfectly fine. Once it's done, run the launcher by clicking on the menu entry it created in your distro, sign in, and download/install the game, but DON'T RUN THE GAME YET (I mean, you can, if you want super-duper-low FPS and slug-speed loading times).


Open up Lutris, and select the plus icon at the top to manually add a game.

Copy the following configuration:

Under Game Info...

  • set the runner to Wine

Once WINE is selected, click "Install Runners", scroll down to WINE, then click "Manage Versions" and check the box next to tkg-3.19 to install Lutris's patched WINE-3.19 version that has esync support.

  • set the name to "Escape From Tarkov" (or whatever you want)
  • [OPTIONAL] set up a banner image and menu icon for aesthetics

Under Game Options...

  • set the executable to the BsgLauncher.exe that's inside of your .wine folder. For Example, my launcher is here:

~/.wine/drive_c/Battlestate Games/BsgLauncher/BsgLauncher.exe
  • set the wine prefix to ~/.wine
  • set your prefix architecture to 64 bit

Under Runner Options...

  • set your wine version to tkg-3.19-x86_64
  • enable DXVK, with version 9.0 selected
  • enable esync
  • set the Offscreen Rendering Mode to Backbuffer

Under System Options...

  • leave everything on the default settings

Playing the Game

Open the game using Lutris and you're done!

A few notes:

  • If you get any rundll errors, ignore them. The game should still work fine.
  • If you want extra performance, feel free to tinker with Lutris! I don't claim to have the best settings above, but I do claim that they WORK for me. That said, I get 50-60fps most of the time on high settings using a GTX 1070, so if you're having trouble, just stick to the guide.
  • If I left something out, comment below! I'm pretty sure everything's here, though.
  • If you're not using Ubuntu or Linux Mint, I don't think I can help you; I'm just not well versed enough with GNU/Linux to understand the differences between distros.
  • If you're wondering why I didn't make a Lutris installer if all this works, it's because I don't know how to! Feel free to make one if you do!
11/02/2018 18:46:34 CEST

GLXgears performance bottlenecks

Yeah yeah, I know. Glxgears isn't a benchmark.

But I'm still interested in knowing why an upgrade 6 years in the making results in less than half the frames.

I don't have the old rig working to compare, and don't remember any other benchmark results, so it wouldn't be much of a benchmark anyway: This is just to satisfy my curiosity.

On a 3550k with a GTX680 and proprietary drivers, I got 22kfps in glxgears. Now I'm getting 10kfps with a Ryzen 2700X and a vega 64.

I do notice that one of my cores is pegged at 100%, so it's probably CPU bound, but I can't believe I have half the single-threaded performance of a 6 year old intel CPU...

Is there some overhead in the mesa drivers that the nvidia prop drivers dodge? Am I not getting full hardware acceleration?

If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

11/02/2018 18:42:19 CEST

Looking for Linux testers for "Headliner: NoviNews," adventure game about media manipulation


We just released Headliner: NoviNews, an award-winning adventure where you control the News and its impact society. Control the News, Control the Truth. Share your story, and see what the Headliner before you did.


We want to bring the game to Linux and already have an experimental build ready! Now we need a few testers to confirm it's all working A-OK and report any bugs.

Interested? Please sign up here:


Thanks :D

(and yes, this is an x-post from r/MacGaming as well ;)

11/02/2018 18:20:55 CEST

Dark sci-fi platformer 'Orphan' looks awesome - ETA 2-3 weeks
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/dark-sci-fi-platformer-orphan-looks-awesome-still-heading-to-linux.12886
11/02/2018 16:51:42 CEST

Strategy game Phoenix Point from Julian Gollop and Snapshot Games has a new trailer
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/strategy-game-phoenix-point-from-julian-gollop-and-snapshot-games-has-a-new-trailer.12889
11/02/2018 16:48:14 CEST

[release] oOo: Ascension - unique modern platformer racing puzzle game
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/905330/oOo_Ascension/
11/02/2018 16:47:34 CEST

Mount &amp; Blade: Warband now has a 64bit beta which should fix numerous issues
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/mount-blade-warband-now-has-a-64bit-beta-for-linux-should-fix-numerous-issues.12891
11/02/2018 16:42:52 CEST

[Lutris] Overwatch: deprecation of WineD3D installer and some life quality changes

Greetings everyone, this is Tannis Root from the Lutris team with a quick update on the Overwatch installer.

Here are some changes that happened to the DXVK installer in the last few days:

  • The wine version has been bumped up to 3.19. The installer now uses tkg-3.19 build, which not only allows you to enable Esync through the new toggle (introduced in Lutris 0.4.21) in the game configuration, but also contains a small patch backported from Proton that should make the game bypass compositor in the Fullscreen mode. That may make the game a bit smoother and improve input lag, but not guarantees.
  • The DXVK version has been bumped up to 0.90. Although it was set 0.90 before, I changed it back to 0.81 after a user reported that they were experiencing issues with it. But after playing with 0.90 version for a few weeks now, I couldn't find any issues with it whatsoever, and neither could others who manually switched to 0.90 version. So if you experience any, let me now!
  • A new task that has been added to create a config file for the game that will make it start in Borderless Windowed mode by default. This should solve some of the issues with low resolution and game window being way too small.
  • I've also changed an existing task that creates config file for the Battle.Net client. First, it should now scan for games on every launch, which is very handy as the game forgets that you have any games installed after you delete its folder in `Program Data` to solve sleeping agent/infinitely spinning icon issue. So now you don't have to manually open Settings and click "Scan" yourself, ideally it should do that for you. Second, there is now a 10 second countdown before the client closes itself after start of the game. This should be a nice life quality change that will workaround a bug in the Process Monitor and solve the problem some of you were telling about here. Really sorry it took this long to solve this!

Now, some sad news: I am removing the WineD3D installer.

You see, while I test the changes in the DXVK version and actually use it myself daily, I don't pay as much attention to the WineD3D installer (simply don't have time for it). While it used to be useful when DXVK wasn't mature enough, it's now light years ahead of it. Compared to it, the performance with WineD3D is just horrendous even on powerful hardware, and sometimes you can even see graphical artifacts when using it, not to mention crashes. Sure, there are some graphics cards that don't support Vulkan and never will (like Fermi cards or pre-Sea Island AMD GPU, and also embedded Intel Graphics before Skylake), but you won't have playable gameplay with such old hardware anyway.

So I just don't want to provide an installer that I am not sure will even work. Of course, this doesn't mean you won't be able to use WineD3D at all, you can still turn off DXVK in the configuration and add PBA envars to increase performance with it. There just won't be an installer that comes with this stuff out of the box.

I hope you that understand my decision and enjoy the changes to the DXVK installer.

Until next time!

11/02/2018 15:38:30 CEST

Unable to install i386 drivers with Oibaf PPA enabled

Hi there, I'm not really new in this kind of topic and usually I can resolve this easily.

Here's the overview: On my machine I am upgrading my Mesa drivers with Oibaf PPA. As usual update is a success except for these 2 packages that is required for Steam on Linux.

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

gvfs : Depends: gvfs-daemons (>= 1.36.1-0ubuntu1.1)

Depends: gvfs-daemons (< 1.36.1-0ubuntu1.1.1~)

libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 : Depends: libglapi-mesa:i386 but it is not going to be installed

libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 : Depends: libgl1:i386 but it is not going to be installed

Depends: libglx-mesa0:i386 but it is not going to be installed

E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

So as usual I'll manually install them, and after finding required dependencies to install these two missing packages:

sudo apt install libglapi-mesa:i386 libgl1:i386 libglx-mesa0:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386

It'll proceed to confirmation BUT:

The following packages will be REMOVED:

adobe-flash-properties-gtk adobe-flashplugin apturl gdm3 gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0

gir1.2-mutter-2 gir1.2-webkit2-4.0 gnome-control-center gnome-getting-started-docs

gnome-initial-setup gnome-online-accounts gnome-session-bin gnome-shell

gnome-startup-applications gnome-user-docs gnome-user-guide gstreamer1.0-clutter-3.0

gstreamer1.0-gl gvfs gvfs-backends gvfs-daemons gvfs-fuse libcheese-gtk25 libcheese8

libclutter-1.0-0 libclutter-gst-3.0-0 libclutter-gtk-1.0-0 libcogl-pango20 libcogl-path20

libcogl20 libedataserverui-1.2-2 libegl-mesa0 libegl1 libegl1-mesa libgl1 libgl1-mesa-dri

libgl1-mesa-glx libglapi-mesa libglu1-mesa libglx-mesa0 libglx0 libgoa-backend-1.0-1

libgstreamer-gl1.0-0 libmutter-2-0 libwayland-egl1-mesa libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 libyelp0 mutter

nautilus nautilus-share steam-launcher ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-docs ubuntu-release-upgrader-gtk

ubuntu-session update-manager update-notifier x11-utils xorg xserver-xephyr xserver-xorg

xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-all xserver-xorg-input-libinput xserver-xorg-input-wacom

xserver-xorg-video-all xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu xserver-xorg-video-ati

xserver-xorg-video-fbdev xserver-xorg-video-intel xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

xserver-xorg-video-qxl xserver-xorg-video-radeon xserver-xorg-video-vesa

xserver-xorg-video-vmware xwayland yelp zenity

Obviously this will break my default gdm installation and accelerated video drivers. Previously Steam installation works fine on Oibaf PPA. Can someone reproduce this issue as well? I'm not going for upstream driver on Ubuntu since it's quite behind upstream Mesa drivers (and I need those transform_feedback extension for the latest DXVK)

11/02/2018 15:21:49 CEST

Project CARS 2 won't start with Proton.

I see a lot of people posting Platinum reports on protondb but I cant get it to launch.

Does anyone know how to possibly troubleshoot this?

11/02/2018 08:41:00 CEST

No Steam Play/Proton Games Starting

Both Rocket League and Stardew Valley worked fine earlier today, but now nothing loads even though the process can be seen in the process manager (and must be killed).

I've used every version of Proton available with none working. I noticed something strange happening though - when I ran sudo apt-get update, a previously unresponsive Rocket League process properly loaded, though it said I was logged out of Steam and had to restart the game, after which it goes back to not loading. I saw that the same thing happened when I tried uninstalling fglrx and installing the open-source AMD drivers, after I ran this command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core . After rebooting, they still don't load. I also tried installing python 2.7 and by checking with: python --version , I see that I have Python 2.7.15rc1.

11/02/2018 06:59:45 CEST

How can I fix this?
URL: https://i.redd.it/6cvbf8xf2uv11.jpg
11/02/2018 04:02:06 CEST

How to revert back to original Radeon drivers?

I'm currently using AMDGPU drivers but I've been told that the ones shipped via OS installation are better. How can i revert back to them?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04.1 and using RX580.

11/02/2018 02:07:16 CEST

Steam Survey Reports The Latest Linux Gaming Marketshare For October (0.72%)
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Steam-Survey-October-Surprise
11/02/2018 01:17:47 CEST

The steam hardware survey does exist!

Processing img t7r8pn5b3tv11...

11/02/2018 00:45:35 CEST

Valve's digital card game Artifact releases this month with same-day Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valves-digital-card-game-artifact-releases-this-month-with-same-day-linux-support.12884
11/02/2018 00:34:23 CEST

how to get Dying Light to work again on Linux with an AMD gpu and open source drivers
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/2766/post_id=18074
11/01/2018 23:48:06 CEST

Introducing Zink: OpenGL on Vulkan
URL: https://www.kusma.xyz/blog/2018/10/31/introducing-zink.html
11/01/2018 22:27:21 CEST

STEIN Patch - A few bug fixes and a new server (v0.2.6)
URL: https://pg5-studio.itch.io/steinworld/devlog/54414/stein-a-few-bug-fixes-and-a-new-server-v026
11/01/2018 22:02:52 CEST

How to fix random key repeats and drops in ubuntu??

I play a game called "osu!" and in that game you have to click the keyboard, sometimes really fast, at these high speeds the keyboard tends to drop presses and even double tap. I want to know how to fix this as it is crucial to my performance.

GPU: GTX1050

OS: Ubuntu 18.04

Thanks for any help!!

11/01/2018 21:46:23 CEST

Battlerite on Linux?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/BattleRite/comments/9tcv8l/battlerite_on_linux/
11/01/2018 21:06:26 CEST

[Linux] Any idea?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/BattleRite/comments/9tco0u/linux_any_idea/
11/01/2018 20:44:33 CEST

Valve launches PlayArtifact.com
URL: http://playartifact.com/
11/01/2018 19:54:20 CEST

Xbox 360 controller sync problems (lights blinking)

Hey there,

I'm wondering if there's a problem with synchronization using the Xbox 360 controller (xboxdrv driver is installed). Mine keeps blinking even though it's on the dongle's side. I know there used to be a bug in which the lights kept blinking though it was synchronized, but mine used to work correctly, it even syncs for a sec before blinking again. The controller still works when they are blinking, but sometimes I am playing and it just turns off by itself, as if there were no battery, but I've just charged.

This is particularly frustrating because when I reactivate it, Hollow Knight just freezes instantly.

11/01/2018 18:56:45 CEST

Epicinium now on Kickstarter - a Linux-native turn-based strategy game where nature is a finite resource
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1757627321/epicinium-environmental-turn-based-strategy
11/01/2018 18:50:29 CEST

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY


Ups I did it again.

I did doante somee money to SENS Foundtion (those who try to cure old age) through the humble bundle. And got 2 good bundles with games in return.

However, I had a game in advance so if some of you want Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY let me know. If first will get it for free

11/01/2018 18:22:34 CEST

Trying to play HOTS but Battle.net asks for a 64-bit OS. The problem is, I have it.


I am trying to install Heroes of the Storm on my computer. I used official Lutris link to install Battle net. I sorted out all the dependencies, Eysync, installed all the needed drivers but Battle.net asks for a 64-bit operating system anyway.

I checked configues in Lutris and the prefix architecture is set to 64-bit. I used "uname -m" command to verify I have a 64-bit install. I tried installing it via POL and got the same results - Battle.net asks for a 64-bit system.

I even deleted all the wine, Lutris, POL folders and tried installing it again - no results.

Please, help me install HOTS on Solus cause I don't want to become a dual-booter again; neither do I want to install a different distribution.

PS. I asked on /r/wine_gaming, Solus forums, and Lutris forums, but couldn't get this issue fixed.

11/01/2018 18:09:11 CEST

tr 2990wx or tr 2950x

im planning on building a PC for rendering stuff and also want to game on it. Which one of the 2 CPUs shall i use? and is the tr 2990wx in gaming better than on Windows?

11/01/2018 17:47:24 CEST

I made a small bash script to automate running commands related to games

The motivation for this was to automate turning Nvidia's ForceFullCompositionPipeline off while playing games to improve performance, and on while on the desktop to avoid tearing.

What it does is look for programs and execute a command when one starts and another when one exits.

Now this is pretty simple but I was looking for something like this but couldn't find any, and seeing similar use cases people have so hopefully you find it useful.


11/01/2018 17:36:45 CEST

ProtonDB report data now exported to Github for use under Open Database License!
URL: https://www.protondb.com/news/report-exports-odbl
11/01/2018 16:16:30 CEST

System76 Thelio Desktops
URL: https://system76.com/desktops
11/01/2018 16:07:47 CEST

(Overwatch) Is the Overwatch World Cup Viewer Expected to work on Linux?

Blizzard have announced an Overwatch World Cup Viewer which is a special separate instance of the game client, much like the PTR is.

I haven't installed Overwatch on any linux machine of mine in quite some time, does anybody know if the client works? From what I understand the game server won't let you in at the moment but if the client doesn't launch it should be a promising sign at least.

11/01/2018 15:50:01 CEST

AMD Card Users

I am fairly new to Linux and I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.10. I am planning to upgrade from my 1050 ti to a rx 580. I have just a few concerns before I make the jump.

  1. Screen tearing is an issue on Nvidia cards but I am able to resolve the issue with "forcefullcompositionpipline" does this same tearing issue happen with AMD cards? If so what is the fix?
  2. How do the AMD drivers work? I know Mesa drivers are installed with the latest kernal in 18.10 but do I need anything else? Vulkan work out of box for steam play? Do you have to update the kernal every time there is a driver update?
  3. PPA's are what I am use to with Nvidia. Is this an option with AMD or do I have to get drivers from kernal?

I apologize for all the questions and if what I have asked doesn't make any sense. I just switched over full time from windows to Linux and want to make sure I'm making the right move going with the rx 580 instead of the gtx 1060.

Thanks for any input! Really enjoying the Linux community!

11/01/2018 15:35:57 CEST

Piracy of games on Linux

Is it harder to pirate games on Linux or is it that there are just way fewer people on Linux and thus we don't see piracy of linux games?

11/01/2018 12:29:59 CEST

In Scrap Mechanic shadows are inverted

In a Mac the shadows on scrap mechanic are inverted and the only error is a gl error, and I don't know how to fix that error

The OpenGL error in question is GL_INVALID_OPERATION from glDrawArraysInstanced

I suppose it's compatibility issues with the Mac's OpenGL 2, but in that case how do I fix that?

The thing is that the game still runs, which confuses me

Any kind of help is appreciated Thanks in advance

11/01/2018 11:01:09 CEST

ADAPTR - Physics based vehicle building game released.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/516570/ADAPTR/
11/01/2018 10:24:09 CEST

Planet Nomads updated with optimizations and some needed fixes
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/planet-nomads-updated-with-optimisations-and-some-needed-fixes-to-the-linux-version.12872
11/01/2018 08:23:20 CEST

Is there a version of WINE for android?

K thx bye

11/01/2018 06:37:46 CEST

Space Engineers performance with DXVK under windows 10

We can't quite run the game in wine. Yet.

However I wanted some quick and dirty benchmarks to see how it would look. The grid-like jumpiness is just my trackpoint on windows synaptic drivers; they suck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wTqlyJ9Bhk

Nearly 66% performance considering this game is a technical nightmare to translate under a stateless API, this is astounding!

Also wanted to take the opportunity to shell out for some help debugging the game itself under wine. mscorelibs seems to be biting it after the splash screen is almost finished and the main window initializes, anyone willing to debug this mess much appreciated, I am in over my head. There's an issue listed under the Proton git. https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/1792

11/01/2018 05:59:44 CEST

Thanks to the Open Source Community

I never thought the day I switched to Linux a decade ago that I would be able to play titles like The Witcher 3 through Steam on the operating system of my choice,

I installed an SSD into my aging 8 gigs of RAM, GTX-770 2 gig with Phenom black edition CPU and it runs so well on this antique.

I can switch between my USB X-Box 360 controller and the keyboard and mouse. Running 1080p so you all know.

Thanks to the Linux Gaming community for making the impossible possible.

11/01/2018 04:01:53 CEST

GTX 1080 Laptop for GNU/Linux

I am planning on getting a GTX 1080 laptop for my work (I am a computational neurobiologist), and also rendering and gaming. I am not sure if I am going to be in the UK or in the US, as I have not received my posting yet, but specialist hardware in both zones (Sys 76 in US and Tuxedo in EU) seems a bit overpriced. I am wondering what the firmware and driver support are like in the new Alienware 17 and Asus ROG laptops are like? Anyone has any experience with them?

Here are the models I have in mind:


Alienware 17

Also what's the support like from Tuxedo Computers? It's hard to find many reviews of them online.

11/01/2018 02:37:06 CEST

Assassin's Creed Black Flag keeps moving the screen to the left

I installed uplay using a lutris script then installed black flag and enabled dxvk. Only problem I have is that it keeps moving my screen to the left which I assume is a mouse issue but I'm not sure how to fix it.

Ubuntu 18.04.1

Mesa devel 18.3

RX 480

i5 6600k

dxvk .90

11/01/2018 02:18:13 CEST

Nine Nines - Performance Boost! ( download and details on comment )
URL: https://i.imgur.com/KwXm6FF.gifv
11/01/2018 02:18:05 CEST

Play "The Rootkit 1.1" Available in Linux for Free!
11/01/2018 01:56:44 CEST

Trying to get BioShock Infinite working

I'm trying to get the Windows version of BioShock Infinite working on Linux. The native version has poor performance (struggling to hit 1440p @ 60fps ultra settings with a Vega 64 and Ryzen 2700).

I've downloaded BioShock Infinite through Steam and manually added it as a winesteam game. I've tried running it directly, and I got some corrupted display output for the initial videos and then nothing. I've also tried with DXVK but that hasn't worked either. Any suggestions on how to continue?

Pastebin of Wine log.

11/01/2018 00:16:20 CEST

Damn Compositing Window Managers &gt;:(

Just put this on your terminal and games running over 60fps look much smoother

metacity --replace --no-composite

I'v used LXQt on Compton for long time. I'v never seen rocket league running so smoothly.

Rocket League and other games have lied to me years that they are running over 60fps, while in reality the Compton (Compositing Window Manager) has reduced the "really drawn frames to monitor" to 60... Even with 60Hz monitor, these extra frames give huge smoothness buff. Btw I like screen tearing.

P.S. ugh I am salty, for long time I'v wondered what is this mini stutter that I periodically experience, or that why the game does not look smooth... even when the game shows 110 fps... finally... my eyes are free!

Compositing Window Managers have gone long way, they were un-usable just a few years ago, the performance impact was huge... But now its harder to notice, since they have improved so much.

TL;DR; if you hate screen tearing: nothing to see here, if not: try the command and then run games.

10/31/2018 23:43:56 CEST

Valve have released Proton 3.16-4 Beta.
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Changelog
10/31/2018 23:37:50 CEST

Valve have pushed out another Steam Play update with the 3.16-4 beta including corefonts support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-have-pushed-out-another-steam-play-update-with-the-316-4-beta-including-corefonts-support.12875/
10/31/2018 23:20:03 CEST

Can't use keyboard/mouse with Witcher 3 any Ideas

Witcher looks fine but Insists on a Controller. l can't switch to Keyboard/Mouse. Any Idea?

10/31/2018 23:10:53 CEST

One controller register inputs for two players in steam games

OS: Arch Linux
Gamepads: DS4
Steam: up-to-date beta

I have two DS4 controllers and I have this issue in many steam games (but not all): each controller is detected twice in game, and register inputs for two players.

This make the games unplayable because the new players are added to the game on button press.

Last to date, Monster and monocle, and Magicka 2 are like this.

Is this a known issue and is there a known workaround ?

10/31/2018 21:41:16 CEST

Hidden Deep

Just heard about this game in PCMasterRace

Looks kinda cool and plan to release 4th Quarter in 2019 for PC, Mac, Linux


10/31/2018 20:22:05 CEST

[DEAL] Blade Symphony (0,39€ / $0.49 at -51% 'lowest ever') until 1 Nov 2018 17:00 UTC
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/225600/Blade_Symphony/
10/31/2018 20:01:24 CEST

Sin from GamingOnLinux playing Alien Isolation live on Twitch (happy Halloween)
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/gamingonlinux?halloween18
10/31/2018 19:41:02 CEST

SDL 2.0.9 Released As The Latest Version For This Cross-Platform Game Library
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=SDL-2.0.9-Released
10/31/2018 18:43:45 CEST

CS: GO crashing after clicking "Play" button / Manjaro Linux


I'm using Manjaro Linux. I've installed Steam and wanted to play in CS: GO. Game crashing just after start. I started Steam in terminal and getting this error:

GameAction [AppID 730, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp changed task to UpdatingAppInfo with ""
GameAction [AppID 730, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp changed task to ProcessingInstallScript w
ith ""
GameAction [AppID 730, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp changed task to SynchronizingCloud with "
GameAction [AppID 730, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp changed task to ProcessingShaderCache wit
h ""
GameAction [AppID 730, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp changed task to SiteLicenseSeatCheckout w
ith ""
GameAction [AppID 730, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp changed task to CreatingProcess with ""
GameAction [AppID 730, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp waiting for user response to CreatingProc
ess ""
GameAction [AppID 730, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp continues with user response "CreatingPro
Opted-in Controller Mask for AppId 730: 0
Game update: AppID 730 "", ProcID 3925, IP
>>> Adding process 3925 for game ID 730
GameAction [AppID 730, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp changed task to WaitingGameWindow with ""
GameAction [AppID 730, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp changed task to Completed with ""
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 40 (X_TranslateCoords)
Resource id in failed request: 0x2601fd5
Serial number of failed request: 5592
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/mati/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so'
from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/mati/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so'
from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
pid 3927 != 3926, skipping destruction (fork without exec?)
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/mati/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so'
from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/mati/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so'
from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
>>> Adding process 3926 for game ID 730
>>> Adding process 3928 for game ID 730
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1540946780)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(20181031001627)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(1.0)
SDL video target is 'x11'
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_object.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_fence.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NV_fence.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_sync.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_draw_buffers2.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_bindable_uniform.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_flush_buffer_range.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_map_buffer_range.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_occlusion_query.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_texture_range.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_client_storage.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_uniform_buffer.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_framebuffer_object.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_GREMEDY_string_marker.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_debug_output.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_direct_state_access.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NV_bindless_texture.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_AMD_pinned_memory.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample_blit_scaled.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ATI_meminfo.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt3.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt5.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_buffer_storage.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GLX_EXT_swap_control_tear.
failed to dlopen /home/mati/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global O
ffensive/bin/engine_client.so error=/home/mati/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Count
er-Strike Global Offensive/bin/engine_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen engine_client.so error=/usr/lib/libgnutls.so.26: version `GNUTLS_1_4'
not found (required by /home/mati/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr
AppFramework : Unable to load module engine_client.so!
Unable to load interface VCvarQuery001 from engine_client.so, requested from EXE.
Game removed: AppID 730 "", ProcID 3926
No cached sticky mapping in ActivateActionSet.[1031/183242.908727:INFO:crash_reporting.c
c(239)] Crash reporting enabled for process: renderer
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(1.0)
JS method call WebChat.GetOverlayChatBrowserInfo with 1 arguments
JS method call WebChat.GetOverlayChatBrowserInfo with 1 arguments
[1]+ Zatrzymano steam
[mati@R2D2 ~]$

Any tips?

10/31/2018 18:38:33 CEST

Linux/amdgpu: RX580 PowerPlay profiles [xpost /r/amd]
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/9t05vs/linuxamdgpu_rx580_powerplay_profiles/
10/31/2018 18:23:16 CEST

Intel HD Graphics users, what's your best configs on Dota2?

So, i wanted to discuss how to achieve the best possible performance on playing Dota2 with an integrated Intel card. Mine is HD 550.

My best settings are not intuitive at all. It's working best with opengl and v-sync on (i thought the better option would be vulkan without v-sync). To me, v-sync on vulkan causes some weird screen tearing on the game's UI such as the shop interface, which is pretty unfortunate because turning on the v-sync makes it a lot smoother for me (sometimes i get 54 as maximum fps, but with v-sync on it just goes below 60 when heavy spells are casted). Then, my only option to play with v-sync is by OpenGL.

About the distro/mesa version, i used Manjaro a lot, but i think i'm gonna settle on Mint Cinnamon with the pkppa to keep up with the latest mesa. Also, about Cinnamon, that option "deactivate compositing for full-screen windows" helped? It didn't make a difference here

What about you guys? Any hints?

10/31/2018 16:01:50 CEST

Programs show unicode characters as boxes

Running mp3tag (the best tagger imo)

But I'm dealing with some japanese songs and all the characters are boxes. Searching online didn't bring up anything useful. what can i do?

10/31/2018 15:25:44 CEST

looks like 11 bit studios won't be supporting This War of Mine DLC on Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/this-war-of-mine-to-get-a-second-story-dlc-with-the-last-broadcast-releasing-next-month.12867/
10/31/2018 14:54:08 CEST

Super Tux Party alpha v0.2 released!
URL: https://anti.itch.io/super-tux-party/devlog/54220/alpha-v02-released
10/31/2018 14:32:46 CEST

Unable to install Wine32

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04.1 and im trying to install wine32 by doing

sudo apt-get install wine32 

Which then gives me an error saying

The following packages have unmet dependencies:  wine32:i386 : Depends: libwine:i386 (= 3.0-1ubuntu1) but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
10/31/2018 13:15:05 CEST

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Dandelion cutscene voice problem

Hello there :)

I'm having a slight problem with drawn cutscenes in this game, at the very beginning I could hear only background noises during the cutscenes (eg. Geralt's memory of being killed in Rivia), all the sounds of the environment, sword slashes etc were there but no narrator.

I have managed to solve this problem by applying the beta patch but still I lack the voice in Dandelion cutscenes (eg. when the first act starts, just after Geralt's choice cutscene concerning Aryan La Valette, I can hear Geralt speaking during this cutscene but in the next one there is no voice).

I've scoured the internet for answers, the only thing I managed to find concerned the case sensitive file en0.w2speech but after inspecting the directory I found out that all the files have correct names.

I know that it doesn't seem like a huge issue but narration is a very important thing in this game, it just breaks my immersion when I have to worry if in this particular cutscene there will be voice or not.

In advance I thank you for your help and beg for advice ;)

10/31/2018 13:10:05 CEST

MMO Shroud of the Avatar goes Free to Play with major improvements and a big update!!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/326160/Shroud_of_the_Avatar_Forsaken_Virtues/
10/31/2018 12:45:30 CEST

Any way I can play my old PS1 CD's on my linux Mint?

If this isn't the proper subreddit, please let me know which one is the correct one.

As the title says I'd like to play my old PS1 games and have heard you can do it on PC, somehow.

Is this possible on Linux?

10/31/2018 09:13:05 CEST

Im struggling to comprehend why Nier runs like steamed garbage. 2560x1080 or 1440 min settings. Arch, i5-7600k @4.8ghz, stable oc on the 1060 @ 2126/8342mhz. I just thought it was supposed to run decent.
URL: https://i.redd.it/murdghq1jgv11.png
10/31/2018 06:37:41 CEST

Quake Champions after some frame times tweaking. Running smooth AF.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqAeDQdn9aI&feature=youtu.be
10/31/2018 06:02:26 CEST

General Error 0x0010160 Overwatch

I've installed Overwatch via Lutris on Manjaro and the game crashes on startup. The first time it ran, it started up but ran slowly but now it never starts up, even when I reinstall. I am using nvidia 410.73-1 on an Nvidia GTX 1060. I have tried everything on the FAQ page. The game runs on my Ubuntu install.

10/31/2018 05:42:56 CEST

Are there any AMD analogs to nvidia-settings on Linux or their gui-based configuration tools on Windows?

I'm considering the switch to an AMD GPU since I want to support the company that uses FLOSS drivers for their graphics cards, but from what I've read, there doesn't seem to be an "amd-settings" gui utility like there is with nvidia. Do you guys know of anything like what I'm looking for?

10/31/2018 05:11:45 CEST

Mutant League Football Dynasty, GOG, works great

Just picked up Mutant League Football Dynasty from GOG, it works great in 3.19 using the tkg-nopulse under lutris and with DXVK .72

Total blast from the past. This is the only football game I ever liked in the 16 bit era :)

10/31/2018 04:39:57 CEST

Stupid question: What are these mesa drivers I keep hearing so much about?

Hi, I'm a linux noob and I have been having trouble Linux gaming. I use Nvidia GPUs, which can be hard since Nvidia seems to hate linux users. The drivers seem to be fucking up every game I play. The textures are constantly broken, and recently I was talking to someone and they said the games I mentioned worked fine on their Mesa drivers.

So I have to ask, what exactly are those? Can I use them with my Nvidia GPU and potentially fix my problem?

10/31/2018 03:38:53 CEST

why does multiplayer not work on most games in wine?

I never understood why games like MGS TPP, titanfall 2 and the like would just fail to work when it came to multiplayer. What exactly is causing this?

10/31/2018 03:35:48 CEST

went from Nvidia to Amd Gpu pleasant surprise!!!

All my gpus until now were Nvidia, a few years ago i would have say that the only way to use a gpu in linux is to have an Nvidia card because of the drivers, its nice to see how much the open source drivers improved!!!

i bought a rx580 card installed Amdgpu (compiled the kernel because i use Funtoo linux) installed mesa 18.2.3, wine staging with dxvk and the games work almost the same if not better than my gtx1060. i have to say that if im not imagining things the colors are a litthe better in the Rx than in the 1060.

im very happy with the Rx card!!!

10/31/2018 03:06:48 CEST

DaVinci Resolve 15 now works on Ubuntu with AMD graphics

Thought this might be relevant to hobby video creators and streamers using Linux. I found that before DaVinci Resolve, while I could install it using makeresolvedeb, I couldn't get past the welcome tour, and during that tour, it said that my graphics cards weren't up to snuff, even though I had two R9 Fury cards. I suspected that this was due to Black Magic not playing well with the open source drivers. But now, finally it does, and it launches. I haven't started using it yet, and I'm a complete video noob, but I just thought I'd post here for those who might be interested in using a professional program to edit gameplay footage and such.

And did I mention that DaVinci Resolve is free (as in $$$)?

10/31/2018 02:55:12 CEST

Unable to launch Steam

When trying to launch steam, I get

Steam needs to install these additional packages:      libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 

Then it tries to install the packages and gives me

E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
10/31/2018 02:38:58 CEST

Project Zomboid has a massive update with a simulated weather and climate system
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/project-zomboid-has-a-massive-update-with-a-simulated-weather-and-climate-system.12862
10/31/2018 02:13:55 CEST

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag currently broken

AC:BF is currently broken. All I get is a black screen. I remember that it used to work.

When switching to wined3d, I get a barely readable message from the title video.

It says the game is developed by a multicultural team of developers. Then it freezes.

If you can, try to test this title.

10/31/2018 01:50:53 CEST

More performance improvements ( detail and download in comments )
URL: https://i.imgur.com/CuWEP0m.gifv
10/31/2018 01:21:54 CEST

Best drivers for AMD GPU?

Where can I find the most reliable and best performing drivers for an RX580? Also how can I completely uninstall my current drivers as i'm unsure whether i've created a driver mess or not.

10/30/2018 23:05:08 CEST

I Installed Civ IV BTS, But When the Game's Launcher Gave Me a Bunch of XML Errors. This Is The Title Screen
URL: https://i.redd.it/f96zxn9wfdv11.png
10/30/2018 22:51:06 CEST

Starborne (4X MMORTS) alpha runs flawlessly in wine


The first public, fully playable version launched today and it's looking pretty promising. Runs without a hitch using wine-staging + esync + dxvk, well except for the server crashes, but hey... it's alpha. I think it's pretty wild that we've reached this level of compatibility, where it's entirely possible for things to just work without any workarounds.

10/30/2018 22:31:21 CEST

Breathedge (UE4) has terrible performance on stream output enabled DXVK 0.90

Not to mention the H264 cinematics don't play at all, and I doubt they'll ever be playable as Video support for both Unity and Unreal Engine appear to be fully broken and unfixable in Wine.

I literally only get 1-8fps in the game when it's actually rendering a scene.

nvapi and nvapi64 are both set to disabled, no glaring errors in the d3d11.log other than an unknown interface query. The graphics render fine, but the performance is abysmal, and the lack of cinematics means you're not getting the full experience.

Tested on Kubuntu 18.04.1 with tkg-nopulse-3.19 and Nvidia 396.54.09.

I must stress that nothing rendered looked out of place, but the performance is terrible. Enough to make me say avoid all UE4 engine games on DXVK.

10/30/2018 21:25:19 CEST

Dualshock 4 + Proton?

I got a dualshock controller to play games with. However, Proton games do not seem to detect it at all unless I remap the buttons to keyboard ones. Are there any extra steps needed to enable controller support for Proton?

10/30/2018 20:49:33 CEST

Anyone had any issues starting steam?

i ran idd steam and one library comes missing and cant seemed to find it in the AUR repo.


10/30/2018 20:46:33 CEST

First experiment with Steam und Proton sucessful. I am happy. Was able to install and run Doom2016. Since i was a big fan of original Doom back then this was a must have. Game runs smooth on my relatively mediocre pc.
[xxxx@manjaroXFCE ~]$ inxi
CPU: Quad Core Intel Core i5-4690K (-MCP-) speed/min/max: 1341/800/3900 MHz 
Kernel: 4.19.0-3-MANJARO x86_64 Up: 1d 1h 41m 
Mem: 1703.7/15989.4 MiB (10.7%) Storage: 2.27 TiB (10.0% used) Procs: 195 
Shell: bash 4.4.23 inxi: 3.0.27 

10/30/2018 20:17:25 CEST

I Installed Civ IV BTS, But When the Game's Launcher Gave Me a Bunch of XML Errors. This Is The Title Screen
URL: https://i.redd.it/f96zxn9wfdv11.png
10/30/2018 20:07:39 CEST

CS:GO missing libcurl.so

One day after starting CS:GO, pressing the play button in the main menu didn't open the play menu, just its animation playing for a second.
Since that point, the game never started again. Reinstalling or Checking file Integrity does not change anything.
Log: https://pastebin.com/dNaZNehN

10/30/2018 19:41:45 CEST

Humble Day of the Devs Bundle 2018 (5 of 7 on Linux - Hyper Light Drifter, Hotline Miami 2, Minit, Full Throttle Remastered and Yooka-Laylee)
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/day-of-the-devs-2018
10/30/2018 19:27:45 CEST

Programming puzzle game God is a Cube: Programming Robot Cubes is now in Early Access, win a copy
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/programming-puzzle-game-god-is-a-cube-programming-robot-cubes-is-now-in-early-access-win-a-copy.12859
10/30/2018 19:03:51 CEST

Need help with launching "World of Tanks" on Proton 3.16.3 beta.


I copied the "World of Tanks" from a Windows computer to Linux.

I launch World of Tanks through Proton, and nothing happens.

I strongly press Enter, but nothing, no error or messages.

Games from Steam work, for example, "World of Warships".

Maybe I need to specify more variables or install Windows libraries?

Has anyone launched the "World of Tanks" from Proton without Steam?

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Ubuntu 18.04

10/30/2018 17:34:44 CEST

Running Gwent: Homecoming on Linux (short video guide)
URL: https://youtu.be/OTuVF2HTe9w
10/30/2018 17:31:41 CEST

GoliathOUFX V2 released - most feature complete Linux nvidia OC utility gets refined and eNVious.
URL: https://github.com/BlueGoliath/GoliathOUFX/releases/tag/V2
10/30/2018 16:52:16 CEST

How can I test my monitor on Linux?

I'm used to test with https://www.testufo.com/ they have a bunch of motion tests like frame-skipping and tearing tests. But they do not support Linux for some reason.

10/30/2018 16:49:45 CEST

Rust on Linux ?

When can we expect the Rust to come back to Linux ? I would want to buy it but, no tux no bux

10/30/2018 16:45:43 CEST

MIDI software for dosbox on linux?

Moved about as many windows games to linux as I can, now its time to start on dox/dosbox games! For the most part its been easy but I'd like to be able to use midi music in games that support it. On windows i used virtual midi synth, but its a windows only crap. What alternatives does linux have?

10/30/2018 16:33:06 CEST

Human: Fall Flat silently drops Linux support
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/477160/discussions/0/1735468693704602016/
10/30/2018 12:13:13 CEST

AMD GPU Overclocking GUI for Linux?
10/30/2018 09:56:23 CEST

[PSA] Gnome streaming freeze workaround
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5866
10/30/2018 09:11:25 CEST

Sales on Itch: don't forget devs can keep up to 100% of money on this marketplace. Direct founding awesome teams who support Linux
URL: https://itch.io/games/on-sale/platform-linux
10/30/2018 08:54:28 CEST

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A - Anyone planning to test it out?

So with the PC B.E.T.A being available shortly.

I was wondering if anyone on this sub has pre-ordered Fallout 76 and is planning on trying to run the beta on Linux with VXKD and the like.

If so, be sure to let us know how it goes!

10/30/2018 04:52:13 CEST

Dell gaming laptop.

Hi, so, im considering getting a dell 15 5577 laptop: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dell-Inspiron-15-5000-5577-GamingLaptop-15-6-Intel-Core-i5-7300HQ-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-4GB-1TB-HDD-8GB-RAM-Windows-10-Black/477869956

I'd like to wipe win10 and use linux only, most likely kubuntu, but im concerned about everything working properly, cause i've read about people complaining of what seems to be nvidia drivers problems. Has anyone had some experience with these laptops? is it feasible to use linux only on it?

Thanks in advance!

10/30/2018 04:44:14 CEST

You Can Play Over 2,600 Windows Games on Linux Via Steam Play (Tom's Hardware)
URL: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/play-windows-games-linux-steam-play,37990.html
10/30/2018 04:42:30 CEST

Recommendations for wired controllers with a similar feel to a Dualshock 2 controller?

I've got two Xbox 360 controllers, and I'm really sick of them; the d-pad is awful. I've found the PS2 controller very comfortable in the past. I'd rather not use an actual PS2 controller; I'm looking for something more recent but with a similar layout, a responsive d-pad, and great Linux support. Thanks!

10/30/2018 04:14:13 CEST

Call of Cthulhu Unplayable

Just picked this game up and was fairly excited for it. Tried it on steam play (Beta 3.16-3) first and initially just got a blank window that wouldn't load the game. So, I manually installed it via lutris wine 3.18 staging and esync, dxvk 0.90. The game loads and runs great. Sitting at 200fps on high at 2560x1080. However, initially I experienced broken animations with the doors. But, I continued on. I got to the end of the map and quickly found that there was no where to go. Repeatedly walked off the map only to fall for several minutes without the game handling this in anyway. I restarted the game multiple times and even finally got steam play to work. However, steamplay saw the same issues with buggy doors and repeated falling through and walking off the map.

I finally looked up an initial playthrough on youtube and found that there were a number of cut scenes that should have been playing as I progressed through the level and another that should have taken me to a new area where I got stuck at the end.

Seems progressed is blocked behind these cut scenes that simply don't trigger under wine. At this time, its completely unplayable.

10/30/2018 02:59:13 CEST

Injustice - Steamplay - Error - :(

Image of error - https://i.postimg.cc/Wpyv80zZ/Screenshot-at-2018-10-29-21-12-30.png

Current status on Steamplay List - https://www.protondb.com/app/242700

Got it a gift from a friend from the recent Humble Bundle offerings. My specs:

Computer Information: Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Unknown Form Factor: Desktop No Touch Input Detected

Processor Information: CPU Vendor: GenuineIntel CPU Brand: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz CPU Family: 0x6 CPU Model: 0x2a CPU Stepping: 0x7 CPU Type: 0x0 Speed: 3700 Mhz 4 logical processors 4 physical processors HyperThreading: Unsupported FCMOV: Supported SSE2: Supported SSE3: Supported SSSE3: Supported SSE4a: Unsupported SSE41: Supported SSE42: Supported AES: Supported AVX: Supported CMPXCHG16B: Supported LAHF/SAHF: Supported PrefetchW: Unsupported

Operating System Version: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (64 bit) Kernel Name: Linux Kernel Version: 4.15.0-38-generic X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation X Server Release: 11906000 X Window Manager: Compiz Steam Runtime Version: steam-runtime-beta-release_2018-10-24

Video Card: Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2 Driver Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 396.54 OpenGL Version: 4.6 Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz VendorID: 0x10de DeviceID: 0x1401 Revision Not Detected Number of Monitors: 1 Number of Logical Video Cards: 1 Primary Display Resolution: 1360 x 768 Desktop Resolution: 1360 x 768 Primary Display Size: 29.92" x 17.72" (34.76" diag) 76.0cm x 45.0cm (88.3cm diag) Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x Primary VRAM: 4096 MB Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x

Sound card: Audio device: Realtek ALC892

Memory: RAM: 7960 Mb

10/30/2018 02:30:23 CEST

Dark Souls 3 no longer working.

Hi, for the longest time Dark Souls 3 ran just fine on my computer. Last I remember it working, I was using dxvk .6 I think, and I dunno what version of wine. I'm using an r9 290x with radv, and I'm on Arch Linux. Now it just crashes whenever I launch it, leaving me with this error code.

00eb:err:seh:setup_exception stack overflow 1696 bytes in thread 00eb eip 000000007bc7df9a esp 0000000000140f70 stack 0x140000-0x141000-0x240000

Another problem I had with it recently is that it stopped picking up my ps3 controller. I think that might just be a Wine thing though, since mgsv also stopped working with it.

10/30/2018 02:30:13 CEST

hey steam pls make it possible to play games with sucky ports in proton!


recently bought Dying Light on sale since it is one of my all time favorites. I longed so long to play this game and when it is finally downloaded fucking shit crap wont open! pls upvote this so Valve can see this and fix it. I believe many others share my feelings about this.


10/30/2018 01:38:38 CEST

Ubuntu/Nvidia laptop driver help

If you got a moment, I could use a bit of help.

I actually have 2 entirely different laptops with the same issue and not sure what the deal is.

both laptops with Nvidia chipsets. both are pretty different gpu's but according the nvidia support pages the chipsets should be supported by the latest drivers however I cant get them to show as an option in the propitiatory drivers settings or installed manually.

1) asus laptop, Nvidia 560m (https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/138959/en-us)
2) Dell laptop , Nvidia (NVS) 4200m (https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/138959/en-us)

both are on Ubuntu 18.04 w/ latest 4.19 kernel (same issue on 4.18 kernel). the asus is on default Ubuntu DE and the other on KDE.

Trying to install the latest Nvidia drivers from the PPA on both and I cant neither seem to accept anything past 340. The proprietary driver install options with in the UI wont update to show the latest options and manually installing it via command line goes through but wont apply the drivers after rebooting.

is there something about laptops I dont know?

10/30/2018 00:49:51 CEST

Fallout 4 on Fedora 28, Anyone?

Just looking for any possible pointers on a successful install. Thanks

10/30/2018 00:16:22 CEST

Meanwhile...while playing Rage via Steam Play
URL: https://i.redd.it/3zv13fx287v11.jpg
10/29/2018 23:12:41 CEST

After years as a game developer I finally got to release a game for Linux!

Hello! My name is Scott and I've been making games professionally for a very long time. I'll admit that this post may be a bit "spammy" for some, but I'm really happy to have FINALLY been able to release a game I have worked on for Linux - and after 25 years of game development I had to start my own indie studio to do it! I guess I wanted to just share that with those who may appreciate it and say hello to the community.

If you're interested in the game itself, it is an adventure puzzle game called "Luna and the Moonling" and is on Steam now. It was inspired by the old "push block" puzzle games of the past such as Adventures of Lolo/Eggerland and dungeon puzzle gameplay like you would find in a Zelda or Secret of Mana RPG. Don't let the cute looks fool you though - it gets really challenging and takes good players more than 30 hours to finish the first quest (we have a second free quest in the works now). It's even 20% off right now as part of Steam's Halloween sales event that started today.

If you've read this far, thanks for celebrating this "win" with me! :)

10/29/2018 22:13:38 CEST

How to apply poe DXVK patch while using lutris

I recently tried proton with path of exile and that only worked in direct x 9 with terrible performance , so I looked elsewhere and found r/https://lutris.net/games/path-of-exile/ and installed the standalone w/DXVK option , reading the comments I noticed that a certain DXVK patch would make shader rendering better (r/https://github.com/jomihaka/dxvk-poe-hack) But I'm kinda clueless as to how I would patch DXVK and how I would add the envirement variable specified in the description ....

Does anybody here know how I would go about doing so ?

Any help is very much appreciated.

10/29/2018 21:18:42 CEST

Tip: If you have performance issues in Party Panic, switch to OpenGL because it's using Vulkan by default
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/506500/discussions/1/1735468693708336234/
10/29/2018 20:32:34 CEST

replaced pascal with vega. how to lutris again?

i bought a vega on saturday and im overall pretty happy with it. proton works good even with vulkan (tested batman), performance is good but what dont start are my lutris games, in particular guild wars 2, wow and warframe. that worked fine since last week. im using mesa of course and the only difference in ther wiki seems 3 packages to install (using archlinux). however for gw 2 (which is not even dxvk) and warframe there isnt even a error message the game process itself is starting i can see it in htop consuming my ressources :-) but the game windows are just not created (drawn). is there something special for amd here that i miss?

10/29/2018 20:17:51 CEST

Monster Sanctuary - demo now available for Linux!
URL: https://i.redd.it/rvxzc1tr56v11.gif
10/29/2018 19:51:21 CEST

Steam Halloween Sale 2018 - Linux Games
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/search/?filter=topsellers&os=linux&ignore_preferences=1
10/29/2018 18:54:55 CEST

The Steam Halloween Sale is live, here's a few Linux picks if you needed more games for your collection
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-steam-halloween-sale-is-live-heres-a-few-linux-picks-if-you-needed-more-games-for-your-collection.12847
10/29/2018 18:45:32 CEST

RADV Vulkan Driver Lands Transform Feedback For Mesa 18.3
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=RADV-Mesa-18.3-Transform-TF
10/29/2018 17:58:15 CEST

VK_EXT_transform_feedback has landed in Mesa master for radv

See other related commits here.

So it should be available in Mesa 18.3.

10/29/2018 17:46:22 CEST

Wine/proton games crash randomly and freeze the whole system

I got this issue lately (since 1 week or something). Any game I launch with wine or with proton randomly crashes and freezes my system. The only thing I can do is manually reboot.

The freeze can happen after 1 hour of gaming or after 30 seconds. I'm currently using the 396 nvidia driver but upgrading to the latest 410 didn't fix anything. I also tried different DXVK versions to use with wine but nothing changed. Same with different wine versions.

Here's the list of games that crashed : The Witcher 3 (Wine 3.19 + DXVK 0.90), Skyrim Special Edition (same), SoulCalibur VI (Steam/Proton 3.16)

There's no errors on the d3d11.log/dxgi.log after the crash.

Any idea ? Thanks

10/29/2018 16:53:15 CEST

Upgrading My Gaming PC and Moving to Linux - How Much Does GPU Brand Matter?

Hi all.

I'm close to pulling the trigger on a CPU/Mobo/RAM upgrade for my gaming PC and I am planning to finally nuke Windows in favor of some Steam-friendly Linux distro.

But the question is what about my GPU? I am currently running a GTX 970. It's aging a bit but still a great card for 1080p/60hz monitors like mine. Should I keep it? Or should I make some room in the budget for an AMD card for better/easier Linux gaming? Or does it matter at all?

10/29/2018 16:51:00 CEST

Battle.net and Star Craft II on Linux


How well does the battle.net client and Star Craft II run on Linux?

10/29/2018 15:34:21 CEST

[Free Steam Game] How to Cope With Boredom and Loneliness - A short absurd documentary simulator for linux
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/797390/How_To_Cope_With_Boredom_and_Loneliness/
10/29/2018 14:58:01 CEST

Heroes of the Storm won't install claiming it needs a 64-bit operating system, which I have.

Hi! I tried installing Heroes of the Storm on Linux. Both on PlayOnLinux and Lutris I can install Battle.net. But when I open it and try to install Heroes of the Storm it refuses to install it, saying: 'A 64-bit operating system is required to install and play Heroes of the Storm'.

The thing is, I have a 64-bit Solus installed. I cannot find the solution anywhere online. Please help me.

10/29/2018 14:46:16 CEST

Red Dead Redemption 2 potentially heading to Linux with Vulkan (Rumour)

Some interesting things being found recently:

A new OS target for Rockstar's RAGE engine is Linux, something that wasn't the case with GTA V


More credible though is potential Vulkan support with this curious mention spotted in the RDR2 credits. There is also a potential API switching function that has been identified.


Obviously scepticism is warranted as per. But even if the near certain PC version does have at least Vulkan support, that is a huge boon for potential Proton efforts

10/29/2018 14:26:09 CEST

What's wrong? Plz help
URL: https://i.redd.it/h2l5sibuh4v11.jpg
10/29/2018 14:02:04 CEST

Opinion on an Overwatch issue.

not sure if this is an issue with overwatch or my system. nothing had changed so idk why it started doing this almost mid game I'd guess. my Left Control key will not stay binded to the crouch key, it keeps switching to Right Control. I can bind it to other keys like C and that will stay, just not Left Control.

it'll let me set the bind, but if I leave the option and go back in it goes back to Right Control.

whats weird is that if I close the game and re-open it, the first time I try to bind left control it registers as NumLock, then re-bind it again and it registers as it should (Left Control)

dont have any other issues with my keyboard or and everything else works amazing. I set the bindings all back to default but still no go.

running ubuntu 18.04

nvidia 410.73

I was using the Proton option posted here the other day but switched back to the lutris provided build of wine and that didnt have any effect.

any one have any idea as to where the issue lies? a bug with the game, or something with my keyboard input? the game registering the key as numlock initially is weird and concerns me the most. just dont know whats changed.

10/29/2018 13:55:42 CEST

Advice about BIOS settings for new Linux gamers

Hello everyone!

I've been learning Linux for some months now, and it has been going much easier thanks to the advice of the community. Recently u/NessInOnett helped me figure out why my Nvidia drivers didn't work, even though it said in "applications & updates" that they were installed. As a noob, the reason for the problem was outside the realm of my imagination, so I imagine someone else might be struggling with the same issue.

The problem is in something called Secure Boot. If you go to your BIOS, you can change the settings for Secure Boot. Apparently, in some BIOS you must turn it from ON to OFF, in my case I had to turn it from WINDOWS to ANY OS.

That's all!

If you want to see whether YOUR drivers are actually active, use lspci to see all your PCI devices, and find your graphics card. Then use sudo lspci -v -s xx:xx.x (The code of your graphics card). Towards the bottom it says which kernel driver is in use. If it says nouveau instead of nvidia, or (in my case) nothing at all, then you should check your BIOS!

10/29/2018 13:23:32 CEST

Why I sold my Magic the Gathering collection to fund Arcmage (crossposted)
URL: https://blog.alexgleason.me/mtg-arcmage/
10/29/2018 12:57:59 CEST

For Bob's birthday I made this free/open-source puzzle game: Bob Ross - Sliding Paintings Museum
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooV30plQokM
10/29/2018 11:21:07 CEST

Linux Performance vs the world

Hey everybody, we all know that linux has the capacity to be faster than windows in gaming, but we never see that in most games, because of performance cost in ports. But I would like to know how well linux performers against windows 7, 8.1 and macOS. Gaming performance seems to be lower, the older the windows version is, and seeing how windows 7 support will end soon, we could capitalise on that.

In the end, with Linux performing better and better nowadays, Id like to see a modern comparison of the current linux, vs current windows 7, 8.1 and of course, macOS.

10/29/2018 10:42:09 CEST

LControl to chrouch (overwatch)

Hello! I've been playing OW on linux for a long time now, and have been using LAlt to crouch instead of LControl because it just won't work, Everytime I bind it to LControl it reverts it back to RControl? RControl doesn't work either so that's just extra confusing, any ideas?

10/29/2018 10:01:31 CEST

Temperature ones again

I been a bit back and forth cos of temperature issues whit my gaming laptop, I always thought it was the CPU that overheats but it's the intrigrated graphics that's the problem. Even if the game runs on the discrete graphics card. My laptop is a acer nitro whit Amd fx9830p apu and a Rx460 discrete graphics card

Why so much load on the intrigrated graphics when I use the discrete graphics??

10/29/2018 09:03:22 CEST

A Quick Steam Play/Proton Round-up
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/a-quick-proton-round-up/
10/29/2018 05:13:07 CEST

Daggerfall Unity: Notebook, Enemy Spellcasting, And Bug Fixes
URL: https://www.dfworkshop.net/notebook-enemy-spellcasting-and-bug-fixes/
10/29/2018 03:55:17 CEST

URL: https://youtu.be/-vXqxsCK0us
10/29/2018 03:00:11 CEST

"Wintendo", a term I think we can all relate to

It's a Windows installation just for gaming. I heard it a few years back and it stuck with me.

10/29/2018 00:04:09 CEST

Valve's 'Master Plan'? My thoughts

Hello Redditors in Linux_Gaming section!

At first I would like to apologize for any mistakes in this text (English is not my native language) and also its length. I am really curious what do you think about my predictions of Linux growing up as a platform for Gamers.

We have all seen how Valve is supporting gaming on Linux for long time. Wine for around 2 years, DXVK from February 2018, Graphics drivers for Radeons and Nvidia GPUs (I dont believe that AMD and NVIDIA are doing it only by themselves, specially NVIDIA).

But why they are doing this? Some would say to take advantage of it by some time, but how exactly?

Here are my some thoughts, of how it could develop (By around an year 2020)

Attention! Everything I write below is not based on any real news, or even rumors. These are only my imagination and what I think that Valve could do to benefit 100% of what they are doing right now with supporting Linux Gaming.

1. Linux as a Gaming Platform.

Microsoft with newer versions of their Systems attached Software Shop (like in Androids Google Play for example), where you can buy and download many program, but also Games and here Steams problem begins In some time this build-in Shop could displace any other platforms, like Steam, from Windows ecosystem. Valve needs to move they platform somewhere else, or make their own ecosystem to stop people form moving away form Steam. And here we are with Steam Play on Linux and Proton and so on.

When Steam Play develops to run almost every game created for Windows on Linux version of Steam (even these with advanced DRM like Denuvo and advanced Anticheat systems, if its even possible, I dont know) more people would move to Linux, to use platform completely free of charge (where Windows 10 is 120$ for basic version) to just update Graphics drivers, install Steam and play their favorites games.

Then percentages of Linux users on Steam would increase to the level of, for example 10-15% and you know what it means Game developers will look at Linux users more like a potential clients, where they could earn real money.

Here creating native Linux games begins or at least taking care of the game to run as good as possible on Linux using Proton. And all Open Source freaks are happy here (including me :D)

2. New Steam Machines.

They are saying that in 2020, new generation of console will appear. By looking at the past with Steam Machines (but due to the lack of good games it wasnt a big success) and Linux as a Gaming Platform growing up, Valve could make a competition to Sony and Microsoft with newer version of their Steam Machines.Maybe by making it as open as before, so other manufacturers could make their own versions, or maybe by making one main Console (with custom CPU/GPU like in current generation of PS or Xbox) and some others made by other companies, but with SteamOS.

This would popularize Linux as a Gaming platform even more.

3. Linux/Steam Machines Exclusives.

But what would change everything are exclusives

Do you remember when Half-life 2 came out, how were people dissatisfied that it needs Steam to run? (specially in my country where only few had permanent internet access). But after some time and Valves afford, Steam became a must-have to PC gaming.

Imagine Half-life 3 coming in 2020 as an exclusive to Linux/Steam Machines I know that they said that their platform wont have any exclusives, but who knows maybe its an awesome idea, like making HL2 only for Steam. (But the plan to work, HL3 needs to be a game changer like the previous part)

By some time they could make even more titles only for Steam Machines, also compatible with Linux.

That would be a big mile stone for Linux as a gaming platform.

4. Conclusion.

At this time, in like 2022 and beyond, Linux is a first though of a gamer to play on PC maybe.

Valve is safe with their Steam platform. Our favorite Open Source project has many new users to test bugs, contribute in the existing projects or even making new ones.

What do you think about this plan for Valve to maximize the benefits from the potential hidden in the Linux? Maybe you could propose some other master plan?

Thank you for reading and make GNU/Linux better :)

10/28/2018 23:46:45 CEST

Cuphead Save Data on Wine

Hey Everyone,

I'm running cuphead in wine on mac, but I'm looking to move my game over from wine to the native steam version. Does anyone know if I can access my game save data to transfer the file over? And if it's even the same file?

10/28/2018 22:11:48 CEST

EA SEED's Halcyon R&amp;D Engine Experimenting With Vulkan &amp; Linux Support
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=EA-Halcyon-Vulkan-Linux
10/28/2018 21:50:20 CEST

Call of duty: Blackops 4 ?

Has anyone tried with wine/dlvk ?

10/28/2018 21:44:42 CEST

Star Citizen running with Wine and DXVK
URL: https://i.redd.it/mwgfg23xyxu11.png
10/28/2018 21:04:56 CEST

Is Wine Non-Free?

In order to work does WINE utilize any non-free software?

10/28/2018 20:35:51 CEST

Project Borealis Performance Test - Now with Linux support!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GajbG-ErAs
10/28/2018 18:57:16 CEST

What system for gaming should I use for linux

I can't decide on Linux gaming on a PS3 or PS4 They said that it's bad on a ps3 and I don't know about a PS4 Something that can play PC games and emulators

10/28/2018 17:05:25 CEST

Project Cars 1 - Triple screen
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n59ABnQzR0
10/28/2018 16:54:40 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for October 28, 2018: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

Ask away!

10/28/2018 14:32:54 CEST

VM or POL for Starfleet Academy (1997) on a 4k 40" display?

So two years ago, I bought Star Fleet Academy (1997) from GOG.com, booted it, and it was awful - I have a 40" 4k display, and it went full screen, but... that meant, due to its resolution, that it appeared in a window in the middle of the screen, with the rest letterbar like blacked out. I tried to change my display to 1920x1080, and that was awful too, because now I'm up close on a 40" panel displaying those mid 90s compressed movie files and low quality visuals...

I put the game down until the other night, when I installed it on my Dell XPS 13 dev edition, where it looks and plays great. Problem is, you need the numpad for that game, and its less than convenient for me to pull out my old keyboard everytime I want to play it... or, I guess, I could jump into it faster if it was on my main rig. The game itself was super wonky about windowing (I remember I got it to who up in the top left? of the screen with no control to move it). I have been thinking about trying to install it on playonlinux and see if I can control windowed mode better -- or maybe it'll work nicer now that ubuntu is on Gnome instead of Unity, i dunno. The other thing I thought was, if I install it on a vm, then I know 100% I can control the window size. since its from 1997... I'm sure performance wouldn't take any hits. Just wanted to see if anyone has experience with old win games, and window sizes on a 4k screen in POL? oh boy...

10/28/2018 14:15:17 CEST

Xbox One controller vibrates when connected, but no rumble in-game

I'm trying to setup Steam on Linux and don't really know how to solve this issue. When I connect the controller via bluetooth it vibrates, but doesn't while playing Rocket League. Didn't really try any other games as I don't want to waste bandwidth on something that may not work.

Running Arch (KDE), using xpadneo, verified it is loaded in dkms.

10/28/2018 12:29:29 CEST

eGPU on Linux - success! [x-post /r/Thinkpad]

Hi all. I've been trying to get this to work for a while now, and kept failing miserably...

Happily, I can confirm that for it works flawlessly with my setup (EXP GDC Beast v8.4d, Thinkpad X230, R9 Fury)!

There have been a few kernel updates since I last tried, and since I'm using fully-updated Archbtw I'd guess that one of the more recent kernel versions improved compatibility with AMD cards; perhaps the DC/DAL merge of 4.17?

In any case, it's plug-and-play; make sure the laptop is turned off, turn on your external display, flick the power supply switch and turn on the laptop! It does disable the built-in display, and will crash if you unplug the GPU, though.

10/28/2018 11:48:47 CEST

Help me reach csgo devs for Vulkan support
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/9s1r13/pls_add_vulkan_support_linux_gaming/
10/28/2018 09:32:43 CEST

Metro Last Light Redux Linux benchmark - GTX 1080 and Ryzen 1800x
URL: https://youtu.be/NzGHPHoyVGM
10/28/2018 07:46:45 CEST

SPCR (Steam Play Compatibility Reports) redesigns, relaunches as ProtonDB!
URL: https://www.protondb.com/news
10/28/2018 07:06:30 CEST

May I ask how can I fix this?
URL: https://i.redd.it/78rzv3tu5vu11.jpg
10/28/2018 06:38:51 CEST

Running Clip Paint Studio 1.6.2 on Linux

So I'm using the older version as according to the WINE database, that one has the most compatibility. I own the software regularly, so I was able to verify the key but then on preparing the software, I got this error: https://hastebin.com/ixowutulul.xml using QT Wine4 on Linux Mint 19. Can anyone help me?

10/28/2018 06:05:06 CEST

Skyrim worked for a while, then black screen?

I'm kinda stumped. After a lot of fighting with it, I got Skyrim working on my new laptop. It had an issue where after a while the sound would fail and I'd need to restart the game, but otherwise everything was good.

Then it ran for quite a while fine, then had the sound issue, and when I tried to restart, I just get a black screen after the launch. I think something had to have shut down improperly (it never quites correctly, and always needs to be killed via command line), but I cannot get it back working.

Anyone seen this before? Anyone know how to make it go away? I've restarted my computer, verified game files and tried turning down graphics (though my machine should be well over-spec...)

10/28/2018 04:01:16 CEST

Game Recommendations: Dex

I just finished this game and I rather enjoyed it.

Linux version: I played the GOG version and the game ran well. There were sometimes during cutscenes when it began looking weird, but I'm not sure if that's down to artstyle, my hardware or the Linux verison.

Game: I don't know how to describe it, I would say its an action point & click game. The narrative is good, the world is cyberpunk-esque rich enough. I think for teens the story may be mind-blowing.

Yeah the game is flawed. Combat is clunky, though with upgrades you can remove the clunk somewhat. AS is movement.

All in all, its something I would recommend for people to check out if they like cyberpunk or scifi stories. Also those who wouldn't mind a more interactive point & click game.

I'm horrible at reviews, just finished this game and feel that more people should hear about it, so that's what I'm doing.

10/28/2018 03:23:15 CEST

I got Overwatch running via Steam Proton + Lutris - Better performance than the current Lutris build
URL: https://youtu.be/vvmYqLSksUU
10/28/2018 03:07:13 CEST

Wine Staging 3.19 out

Staging patches just got updated to wine 3.19, get it at my favorite unofficial maintainer TKG (Lutris use his builds):

https://github.com/Tk-Glitch/PKGBUILDS/tree/master/wine-tkg-git or from the official source https://github.com/wine-staging/wine-staging

10/28/2018 02:25:40 CEST

Wine esync-staging 3.19 builds up on lutris

Notable changes since previous esync 3.18 builds :

- Sync'd with staging up to 5a85ab0;

- PBA is missing from this release as the last 3.19 patchwaves broke it;

- Proton fullscreen compositor bypass patch added;

- Re-enabled msvfw32-ICGetDisplayFormat staging patchset that is now working with esync, improving compatibility;

- Naming has been shortened/simplified to "tkg" instead of "esync-staging-pba".

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

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

Note: All build variants may not have been compiled/uploaded at the time of this post ;)

10/28/2018 02:39:44 CEST

Making a site that will show what percentage of your Steam library runs on Linux (including SPCR reports). Any domain ideas?

Title says most of it. I'm thinking it'll have a prominent percentage which includes:

  • games that run natively
  • games on the Steam Play whitelist
  • games with a "gold" or higher rating on SPCR

It'll also break everything down further, have playtime filtering options, etc. I am looking into Valve's APIs to get a list of games, and SPCR has a JSON API. I don't think this should take very long to implement (of course, I'll post here if/when it's done!). Its main purpose would probably be for "evangelism" towards people using Windows. Right now, I'm wondering: does anyone have a good idea for a domain name? I can come up with something, but it'd be great to have something concise and memorable.

Thanks, and happy gaming!

10/28/2018 01:27:05 CEST

The world of Adeona is slowly coming to life... sound and music now being implemented into the game! Linux Alpha Test Builds coming soon.
URL: https://v.redd.it/8abh4a05msu11
10/27/2018 23:10:10 CEST

Steam Play Refund Policy

With holiday Steam sales on the horizon, does anyone know how Valve is handling refunds of non-whitelisted, non-Linux games? If I literally write, "I could not get this title to work via Steam Play", will my refund request be rejected because of that?

This seems to be somewhat of a gray area in the refund policy. For instance, the first thing it says when you select "The game doesn't start when I try to launch it" under https://help.steampowered.com for any specific game is "Please ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements." Obviously that's not the case if you're trying to run a Windows game on Linux.

I think this could be a boon for the Steam Play initiative if Valve is generous about issuing refunds on this. I would certainly feel more confident buying non-Linux games knowing that even if I can't get working what the compatibility reports say to do that I'm not going to be totally hosed.

10/27/2018 22:38:56 CEST

This issue with Soul Calibur VI's online play has been identified as a bug in Proton.
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/1780#issuecomment-433643143
10/27/2018 22:29:36 CEST

Problem with Soul Calibur VI online play via Steam Play has been identified
URL: https://twitter.com/Plagman2/status/1056261078391316480
10/27/2018 21:59:53 CEST

Help running Skyrim through Proton

Running (very new) Lubuntu install on laptop I got yesterday. Initially when I tried to run Skyrim, I got a black screen after the initial options window, with no sound. After some research I added

PROTON_USE_WINED3D11=1 %command%

As a launch option; now it hangs on a full gray screen with sound but nothing else.

At one point it said something about unrecognized graphics hardware. I'm pretty sure my laptop should be plenty to run it. In the BIOS I have it set to "Discrete" graphics as opposed to hybrid, which as I understand it should mean it always uses the fancy, energy-intensve NVidia GPU rather than trying to switch between that and the low-energy integrated intel card.

I see no console output when skyrim runs, so I'm not sure what's going wrong.

lshw -C display yields:


   description: VGA compatible controller

   product: GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile]

   vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

   physical id: 0

   bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0

   version: a1

   width: 64 bits

   clock: 33MHz

   capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom

   configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0

   resources: irq:147 memory:a3000000-a3ffffff memory:60000000-6fffffff memory:70000000-71ffffff ioport:3000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff
10/27/2018 20:50:54 CEST

Fallout 4, Ubuntu 18.04 Steam Play
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY94qTy2NwI
10/27/2018 18:26:33 CEST

We just put our trailer for our first full game up! Features Linux support! Lets us know what you think!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/968710/Hazelnut_Bastille/
10/27/2018 17:35:21 CEST

Steam stuck on "Preparing to launch"?

So I booted up my Kubuntu 18.04 system this morning after a night of gaming, and now no matter what game I try to launch in Steam it gets stuck on "Preparing to Launch". This is affecting both Proton and native Linux games. Regular WINE games are still running fine, however.

Any ideas where I might start on troubleshooting? I've tried a reboot, and verifying the game files in Steam.

System Specs:

Kubuntu 18.04

32GB memory

GTX 1080Ti w/ 396 drivers

SSD storage

10/27/2018 16:58:45 CEST

Would like some help testing DXVK "fast sync" mailbox mode

I submitted an issue a few weeks back to ask if it was possible to add "fast sync" to DXVK. On Windows, both AMD and nVidia provide a sync option ("fast sync" for nVidia and "enhanced sync" for AMD) that reduces latency as long as your GPU can render ~2x the sync rate or higher without screen tearing. Basically it's just a fancier triple buffering mode, but it seems to work very well for me. On Overwatch, I usually get 120-180FPS on my GTX1080 and GTX1080Ti systems with no tearing and very good input latency.

Link here: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/issues/678

Now, doitsujin was very helpful and submitted a patch right away, but it doesn't appear to be working for me. It's a short and simple patch and everything I've read in the Vulkan documentation seems to indicate that this is what I want, but it's not working. I'm wondering if it's setup or driver related. With that option set to 1 in dxgi.conf in C:\Program Files\Overwatch (game directory), I turn on vsync and still am locked to 60fps with no tearing. Latency feels a bit worse than Windows and I'm not sure if the mailbox mode is even being used or if it's just not properly implemented at the driver level. I tweaked my GNOME mouse settings so that my aim is very close to what it is in Windows and I was still struggling to play my best at last night's Overwatch LAN. I switched back to Windows after a few games. The lower latency is absolutely noticeable.

I'd like to get feedback from other DXVK users. Try enabling this setting in dxgi.conf (placed in the game exe directory) and turn on vsync. I've only tested on nVidia so far. My expectation would be that the frame rate stays well above refresh but there is no tearing.

10/27/2018 16:58:06 CEST

Help with FF7 on Proton

So I have an issue trying to run FF7. When running via steam play(proton 3.17) I can get into the game and through the first cut scene and first battle, but when I move onto the second screen and start talking to people it hard crashes the entire system (as in, turns the whole computer off). I tried this twice and it crashed in roughly the same spot.

As a test, I instead streamed it from my windows machine which let me get a little farther, 3 or 4 screens in, then the client computer hard crashed again. The game was still running on the windows host.

I haven't experienced any crashes running stardew valley or rocket league natively, and I never have crashes at the desktop.

Anyone have ideas for things I could try? Is 410.66 the right driver (I know nvidia driver numbering is fucked up right now)? Any advice you could provide would be appreciated.

OS: Mint 18 GPU: 1050Ti Driver: 410.66

10/27/2018 16:42:05 CEST

Lutris can't find the specified executable for osu!.

I was trying to install osu! (the official client) from the Lutris website, and it goes fine until it starts to install the game itself.

After this, it says "Installation failed! Specified executable not found." Is there any way to fix this or report this to the person who wrote the install script or w/e? I'm new to Lutris and Linux in general, so I haven't really found anything that solves my issues

10/27/2018 14:01:42 CEST

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Linux Let's Play [German] [SteamPlay]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9ePtNvW8eA
10/27/2018 13:57:42 CEST

[Volume] Can't run it on Proton SteamPlay.

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this, I purchased Volume on steam and was trying to get it to work through Proton, it is considered Gold on the compatibility list and some users appear to have gotten it running, but for me all it does is get an error on launch and doesn't run at all. This is the error.log I get: https://pastebin.com/eFMSMpyS and this is the output_log.txt https://pastebin.com/8EuyT1K7

Can anyone help me make sense in this? I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.10, but I've also tried it on 18.04 and Linux Mint 19. My graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce 950M.

10/27/2018 12:22:11 CEST

Gwent: Homecoming

Has anyone had any luck with running the new Gwent: Homecoming release on any distro?

I've not managed much more than getting the game physically installed through Galaxy and it's not in a playable state for me on Manjaro. The visuals are scrambled. It's possibly a few winecfg tweaks away from working but it's outside the realms of my knowledge.

I've also tried several Lutris scripts including the latest one, which updated a few hours ago, to no avail.

I've done some searching and not found any new information so any help/info/links would be greatly appreciated! :o)

10/27/2018 12:10:46 CEST

Rediscovered this sealed gem hidden away at my parents house
URL: https://i.redd.it/qyz4k0fz5iu11.jpg
10/27/2018 09:31:56 CEST

How to try the Windows version of a Steam game, if a Linux version exists. (Specifically Ark)

So I play Ark: Survival Evolved a decent amount. I even run a server on old hardware for my wife and friends to play on. The problem with this game, is they released it with Linux support, but have put pretty much no effort into updating the OpenGL renderer. The game is ugly as hell in Linux. Mac players have pretty much the same problem. So my question is:

Is there a way to play the Windows client through Steam, using Phonon, for a game that (supposedly) already has Linux support? I'd like to see if their DX11 client plays better through DXVK, than their old OGL engine does. Ironically, I suspect it might. Any ideas/thoughts?

10/27/2018 09:09:48 CEST

Playonlinux CLR error 80004005

I tried installing osu! on Arch, with POL and wine staging. As you're supposed to, I installed a dotnet library (POL_dotnet40 IIRC). After I choose the executable to run, it gives me a CLR 80004005 and "The program will now terminate."

I've tried deleting the virtual drive, and making another one, but it doesn't work. I've uninstalled POL and reinstalled it, but that won't work either. Any other suggestions or solutions? I believe the problem is with the dotnet40 library. Is there any way to completely remove it? Thanks in advance

10/27/2018 07:23:28 CEST

[help] constant stutters when watching stan and playing borderlands 2

i just switched to ubuntu last night and i downloaded amd drivers and steam. but when i play borderlands 2 and watch stan i get constant stutters on both the stan screen and borderlands 2.

ryzen 5 1600 with 8 cores

rx 580

16 gb of ram

4k monitor - stan

1080p monitor - borderlands 2

10/27/2018 04:19:51 CEST

Steam won't make desktop shortcuts for 90% of my games

Using KDE Neon.

It says a desktop shortcut is probably already on the desktop but it isn't. How can I fix this? It's not something major but I'd really like to have a games folder on my desktop to make it look all pretty.

Thanks for any help!

10/27/2018 02:30:29 CEST

Headliner: NoviNews Now Available On Linux
URL: https://www.gamemite.com/article/553/headliner-novinews-now-available-on-linux/
10/27/2018 00:58:51 CEST

Should I move to Windows for gaming?

I really love Linux, it have almost unlimited possiblities.

But comparing Linux and Windows by gaming, Windows has more fps....

But by the another side, I really like to have some chill programming on Linux...

Should I use Linux? or Windows?

I don't want to boot between Windows and Linux. It's really annoying.

10/27/2018 00:50:28 CEST

Does Gallium Nine improve compatibility or just performance?
10/27/2018 00:24:03 CEST

[Phoronix] Radeon Software 18.40 vs. Mesa vs. AMDVLK Benchmarks With Radeon RX Vega
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=radeon-software-1840&num=1
10/26/2018 21:49:03 CEST

Wine 3.19 Released

Wine 3.19 Released

The Wine development release 3.19 is now available.




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



The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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


Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

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



Bugs fixed in 3.19 (total ):


Wine 3.19 Released

The Wine development release 3.19 is now available.




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


- Support for file I/O completion modes.

- WaitOnAddress synchronization primitives.

- Better support for 32-bit .NET binaries on 64-bit.

- Improved recovery on broken RPC connection.

- Various bug fixes.


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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


Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

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



Bugs fixed in 3.19 (total 31):


26198 BrainSplode! is not rendered properly 26936 Advanced SystemCare 6.4 crashes on startup with divide by zero in LVM_GETCOUNTPERPAGE handler ('LISTVIEW_GetCountPerColumn' doesn't account for zero item height) 28923 utorrent 2.2.1 causes a comctl32 assert 34711 Terraria Server 1.2.0.x fails on startup (needs CLSID_UPnPNAT {ae1e00aa-3fd5-403c-8a27-2bbdc30cd0e1}) 38189 Multiple applications want 'IHTMLDocument2::put_charset' implementation (Yarxi dictionary, iPed 7G 2019) 38422 SentriLock SentriCard utility installer 4.0.x crashes with arithmetic exception due to large input rect in 'GdipMeasureCharacterRanges' 38960 Multiple applications need 'kernel32.SetFileCompletionNotificationModes' implementation (Steam 'steamwebhelper.exe' and Blizzard Battle.net desktop app CEF v3.2+/Chromium v44+ crash in Win7 mode, Sony Xperia Companion 1.7.x) 39207 Battlefield 2 Demo - Crashes 39355 The Guild 2 Demo installer crashes when starting copying files 40289 winedbg --gdb fails to create process 40470 Wine builtin wordpad.exe crashes with Wine 1.6.2 (out-of-bounds array access in registry_set_filelist) 40534 Advanced SystemCare 6.4 crashes while retrieving WMI class 'Win32_PhysicalMedia' properties due to unimplemented 'ISWbemPropertySet::get_Count' method 43177 ClassicStartMenu from Classic Shell 4.3.0 crashes on unimplemented function dwmapi.127 (undocumented DwmpGetColorizationParameters) 43848 Grand Theft Auto 5 and Tomb Raider 2013 need DepthBiasClamp 44052 Multiple applications and games fail to run due to missing D2D device and device context and multiple API stubs (Temple+, DJKaty.com 'Simple2D' examples) 44355 FACEIT Desktop client crashes on startup 44912 Tibia client reports 'Failed to launch game', needs 'ntdll.RtlCreateUserProcess' implementation 45197 Project CARS 2 hangs on startup (unhandled standard multisample quality levels) 45199 Many applications and games fail to start/crash after compiling wine with gcc 8.1.0 and -O2 (GOT/PIC register load code now emitted at function entry, missing hotpatch signatures) 45659 Paint Shop Pro 2018/2019 Installer complains:JavaScript is disabled, then aborts 45904 RasAero II crashes in wine-1.6.2 when button is pressed due to argument conversion exception. 45922 32-bit Black Desert Online 1.0.4.x client crashes on startup (custom imports resolver can't cope with some ucrtbase functions being forwarded to ntdll) 45932 Assassin's Creed gameplay freezes after looking around with mouse 45955 Wineconsole: font size is not scaled with system dpi settings 45971 K-Shoot Mania: Some objects aren't drawn properly. 45972 Lego Mindstorms EV3 1.3.1 installer crashes 45982 SofTalk 1.56: Exit abnormally when pressing "Play" button ("Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argument") 45994 Affinity Designer crashes on unimplemented mscms.WcsEnumColorProfilesSize 45995 Affinity Designer crashes on unimplemented kernel32.MoveFileTransactedW 45996 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call Of Prypyat DX11 benchmark has visual artifacts 46024 Qt applications crash after call to WTOpen without tablet hardware attached

10/26/2018 21:43:30 CEST

Wine 3.19 Released

Wine 3.19 Released

The Wine development release 3.19 is now available.




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


- Support for file I/O completion modes.

- WaitOnAddress synchronization primitives.

- Better support for 32-bit .NET binaries on 64-bit.

- Improved recovery on broken RPC connection.

- Various bug fixes.


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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


Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

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



Bugs fixed in 3.19 (total 31):


26198 BrainSplode! is not rendered properly 26936 Advanced SystemCare 6.4 crashes on startup with divide by zero in LVM_GETCOUNTPERPAGE handler ('LISTVIEW_GetCountPerColumn' doesn't account for zero item height) 28923 utorrent 2.2.1 causes a comctl32 assert 34711 Terraria Server 1.2.0.x fails on startup (needs CLSID_UPnPNAT {ae1e00aa-3fd5-403c-8a27-2bbdc30cd0e1}) 38189 Multiple applications want 'IHTMLDocument2::put_charset' implementation (Yarxi dictionary, iPed 7G 2019) 38422 SentriLock SentriCard utility installer 4.0.x crashes with arithmetic exception due to large input rect in 'GdipMeasureCharacterRanges' 38960 Multiple applications need 'kernel32.SetFileCompletionNotificationModes' implementation (Steam 'steamwebhelper.exe' and Blizzard Battle.net desktop app CEF v3.2+/Chromium v44+ crash in Win7 mode, Sony Xperia Companion 1.7.x) 39207 Battlefield 2 Demo - Crashes 39355 The Guild 2 Demo installer crashes when starting copying files 40289 winedbg --gdb fails to create process 40470 Wine builtin wordpad.exe crashes with Wine 1.6.2 (out-of-bounds array access in registry_set_filelist) 40534 Advanced SystemCare 6.4 crashes while retrieving WMI class 'Win32_PhysicalMedia' properties due to unimplemented 'ISWbemPropertySet::get_Count' method 43177 ClassicStartMenu from Classic Shell 4.3.0 crashes on unimplemented function dwmapi.127 (undocumented DwmpGetColorizationParameters) 43848 Grand Theft Auto 5 and Tomb Raider 2013 need DepthBiasClamp 44052 Multiple applications and games fail to run due to missing D2D device and device context and multiple API stubs (Temple+, DJKaty.com 'Simple2D' examples) 44355 FACEIT Desktop client crashes on startup 44912 Tibia client reports 'Failed to launch game', needs 'ntdll.RtlCreateUserProcess' implementation 45197 Project CARS 2 hangs on startup (unhandled standard multisample quality levels) 45199 Many applications and games fail to start/crash after compiling wine with gcc 8.1.0 and -O2 (GOT/PIC register load code now emitted at function entry, missing hotpatch signatures) 45659 Paint Shop Pro 2018/2019 Installer complains:JavaScript is disabled, then aborts 45904 RasAero II crashes in wine-1.6.2 when button is pressed due to argument conversion exception. 45922 32-bit Black Desert Online 1.0.4.x client crashes on startup (custom imports resolver can't cope with some ucrtbase functions being forwarded to ntdll) 45932 Assassin's Creed gameplay freezes after looking around with mouse 45955 Wineconsole: font size is not scaled with system dpi settings 45971 K-Shoot Mania: Some objects aren't drawn properly. 45972 Lego Mindstorms EV3 1.3.1 installer crashes 45982 SofTalk 1.56: Exit abnormally when pressing "Play" button ("Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argument") 45994 Affinity Designer crashes on unimplemented mscms.WcsEnumColorProfilesSize 45995 Affinity Designer crashes on unimplemented kernel32.MoveFileTransactedW 45996 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call Of Prypyat DX11 benchmark has visual artifacts 46024 Qt applications crash after call to WTOpen without tablet hardware attached

10/26/2018 21:41:50 CEST

Some steam games work with xbox one controller while others don't

Does anybody know why that is? E.g. Braid works perfectly fine, but super meat boy doesn't recognize my xbox one controller

10/26/2018 18:48:56 CEST

How do I see which version of DXVK a game is running?

Silly question maybe but how on earth do I check which DXVK a game is using? I installed the 0.9 DLLS by dropping the files into Steam Witcher3's folder. The HUD doesn't seem to show a version number for itself?

10/26/2018 18:32:32 CEST

Civilization 6Bug

Hey folks, I've just installed Civ 6 via Steam onto my Debian computer, expecting it to work all correctly, I was then surprised to see it resulted in an error.

Has anybody else got this issue and is there a fix?

GameAction [AppID 289070, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp waiting for user response to CreatingProcess ""
GameAction [AppID 289070, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp continues with user response "CreatingProcess"
Opted-in Controller Mask for AppId 289070: 0
Game update: AppID 289070 "", ProcID 17171, IP
>>> Adding process 17171 for game ID 289070
GameAction [AppID 289070, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp changed task to WaitingGameWindow with ""
ERROR: ld.so: object '/mnt/a42d61fe-01bf-47ff-a0dc-cc9591f67afb/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object './usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.
GameAction [AppID 289070, ActionID 1] : LaunchApp changed task to Completed with ""
>>> Adding process 17172 for game ID 289070
JS method call SharedConnection.SendMsgAndAwaitResponse with 3 arguments
Game update: AppID 289070 "", ProcID 17173, IP
Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 289070
Steam_SetMinidumpSteamID:  Caching Steam ID:  76561198360086761 [API loaded no]
Game removed: AppID 289070 "", ProcID 17173 
No cached sticky mapping in ActivateActionSet.

10/26/2018 17:44:01 CEST

Linux OS

So which Linux OS is best for running wine & playonlinux? Manly for games.

10/26/2018 17:38:40 CEST

Best Controller for Gaming on Linux?

I would like to buy a controller to use for Steam and Non-steam games. However, there are so many options out there. I want something that works well with Linux and Proton/wine and that isn't overly expensive (looking at you Razer!!). I'm eying the DualShock 4 since it costs only 50$ and I had an excellent experience with the DualShock 3 before. Any recomendations? Is the Steam controller worth it for double the price?

10/26/2018 17:28:36 CEST

Mouse Input Causes Aim to Look/Jump Towards Bottom Right in Unity Games Under WINE

Tested in Escape From Tarkov running under WINE 3.18 staging with DXVK and the stream-output support patch.

The game works perfectly aside from this, but according to the multiple posts I'll cite below, it seems to be Unity specific, and not limited to Escape From Tarkov:





The second link is basically what I'm experiencing in video format. The mouse will jump one pixel to the right, then one down, every single time ANY input is given to it, be it mouse look, scrolling, or clicking. If no input is given to the mouse, then the aim will not move in-game either. This makes it impossible to aim with precision in FPS games.

Other games on my system running natively work fine and do not have this issue. It seems to be a WINE+Unity problem.

Anybody have an idea on what might cause/fix this?

For reference, I'm using Linux Mint 19, NVIDIA driver 396.54.09, and have an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 / NVIDIA GTX 1070 installed.

10/26/2018 17:21:38 CEST

Avoid Steam BETA on wine if your games are crashing

Hey, I used steam beta for months without problems but suddenly this week all my games borked (crashing/hanging on load with black screen) and took me some time to find the culprit since I run everything compiled from git.

Tried downgrading everything to stable and no luck. Was about to nuke my distro and remembered I had the beta enabled, just disabled it and everything works again.

Just want to let you guys aware since I couldnt find this issue reported anywhere in my searchs. happy weekends :)

10/26/2018 16:59:15 CEST

Reynard Devlog #16 – New Crafting Recipes, Bugfixes and More (0.8.7)
URL: http://hyperfoxstudios.com/reynard-devlog-16-new-crafting-recipes-and-bugfixes-0-8-7/
10/26/2018 16:43:33 CEST

RAGE - Linux Let's Play [German] [SteamPlay]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vaFfcES6jg
10/26/2018 16:35:17 CEST

Origin updater

Hi, Ive tried following the github read me for how to update the origin client and nothing seems to work for me. When I extracted the originupdater.sh file and try to run it, terminal tells me tha the file can not be found.

10/26/2018 16:21:32 CEST

Visual Novel "Mystics of Sapphia" on Kickstarter With Linux Demo
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/550802046/mystics-of-sapphia-yuri-visual-novel?ref=project_link
10/26/2018 16:06:08 CEST

2D Platformer "Super Win the Game" 80% off at Itch.io
URL: https://piratehearts.itch.io/super-win-the-game
10/26/2018 15:33:18 CEST

Visual Novel "The Mind's Eclipse" 70% off at Itch.io
URL: https://themindseclipse.itch.io/the-minds-eclipse
10/26/2018 15:31:53 CEST

Benching my Linux Gaming setup

I have a box running Linux Mint and running a GeForce GTX 1060 OC edition card. Im looking for some tools that can tell me how many FPS Im getting in different games I play at different settings.

Any recommendations?

10/26/2018 15:27:20 CEST

First Person Horror Adventure "Anatomy" 50% off at Itch.io
URL: https://kittyhorrorshow.itch.io/anatomy
10/26/2018 15:25:51 CEST

Visual Novel "Border of her Heart" Now Available on Linux on itch.io and Steam
URL: https://tuomol.itch.io/border-of-her-heart
10/26/2018 15:23:46 CEST

The making of Supreme Commander
URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18301174
10/26/2018 14:29:06 CEST

Let's get Fortnite on Linux
URL: https://www.change.org/p/epic-games-fortnite-on-linux
10/26/2018 14:13:07 CEST

Nvidia GT 730 support

Nvidia dropped gt 730 support in their latest updates, i'm using driver version 390.87 now

but before i knew that i was using the latest updated version, is there is any problem if i'm using this older version with WINE + DXVK or anything else, or is it safe to just update to the latest version

10/26/2018 13:25:57 CEST

I wanna be the boshy have issues on linux, the screen output is weird...
URL: https://i.redd.it/p6m6gqvsliu11.png
10/26/2018 13:25:05 CEST

Linux and gaming hardware

Is there any list/database on "gaming" hardware, that is supported in Linux by company or by community?

Example: Razor - model - yes/no - if yes, link

Why would it matter? So we can support companies with our money, that support this platform.

10/26/2018 13:14:20 CEST

Hardware but Gaming related question

So I have a 1tb WD External HDD that I use to transfer/play a lot of roms and other things, and lately its been through the ringer and is now in pretty bad shape, it's currently unreadable most of the time in Windows, and it makes games really laggy when playing on it, and reading/writing can be hit or miss with errors.

I just used it on Linux (Solus) for the first time, and it's been working like its brand new, I haven't experienced any slow downs when playing roms and reading/writing works perfectly.

How come Linux is able to do this but not Windows?

Why does Windows hate us? (rhetorical question)

10/26/2018 11:58:49 CEST

A looping platformer about recurring nightmares, 33% off
URL: https://minichimera.itch.io/sheep-dreams-are-made-of-this
10/26/2018 11:24:32 CEST

Counter Strike 1.6 on linux mint

I'm using linux mint 19 and i installed counter strike 1.6 using wine everything works fine except the console it doesn't work i tried to change the key in config.cfg file and it still not working (i have an AZERTY keyboard).

10/26/2018 11:18:34 CEST

Am I only one who finds it really hard to get games running on Wine/Lutris ?

First time Linux user here(barely a day of usage) I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS . I tried out Linux Mint, but it wouldn't let me install graphic card drivers nor would it let me change my resolution so I went with Ubuntu.

I tried to follow the installation instructiongs for DXVK, Wine and Lutris. Personally I found installing Wine a bit complicated. However I think I did something right since I got "Battle.net" app to open. Problem for me was that once I wanted to install a game inside battle.net.. it would open a new window saying "installation" and then would just see endless loading icon spinning and nothing would happen for 15 minutes. Game I tried to install was Overwatch.

I tried rebooting and trying again, but still same problem. I tried to google on it and some people said something about deleteding C:/programdata/battle.net however I never figured how to get there. After trying for about an hour I just gave up and booted back to windows.

I'm just wondering did I install Wine wrong or why that happened? I installed stable version and not staging. Should I done it the other way around? If so how do I remove it completely? Wish I knew about some must know command lines when it comes to Linux.

10/26/2018 10:23:52 CEST

Space Engineers on Proton in reach, weird bug, requires a few sets of eyes!


Now that Steam Proton is rolling stream output and wine 3.16 Space Engineers, the last game in my 250+ library on the 'wait for it' list, should work perfectly once you manually install dotnet 471.

It doesn't.

Looking for sets of eyes to figure out why exactly the game is crashing on startup after displaying the splash screen, if you have experience debugging give it a look and some input.

10/26/2018 10:13:03 CEST

Not sure I quite understand, can someone explain what Vulkan is, and more importantly, how it will affect gaming on Linux?

Tell me if I am wrong but I believe it is an API similar to openGL and still in development, but I don't understand how it will help gaming on linux in the long run. Thanks

10/26/2018 10:07:44 CEST

All those who want native linux client for league of legends, please fill the following survey


This is the official survey for league of legends. I know it's not that likely we get a native client like mac did but i have my hopes high. Each answer helps. There's other questions about the game aswell you have to answer.

10/26/2018 09:54:53 CEST

Playing Gog games on Steam's Proton. Is it possible?

I would like to know if it is possible to play GOG's games on Proton.

Like you run them with Wine.

What command do I run to use it like Wine.

10/26/2018 04:15:30 CEST

DXVK 0.90 + nVidia 410.x = yes?

DXVK 0.90 requires nViai 396.54.09 ( https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/issues/695 )

So I wonder, will the nVidia 410 drivers work for DXVK 0.90, since it's a bigger number?

I'm just not sure if the 396.54.09 stuff is in 410.x

Anyone know?

10/26/2018 04:03:59 CEST

Deep Silver Publisher Weekend - Dead Island Definitive Edition games, Saints Row games, Metro Redux games, and more
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/deepsilver/
10/26/2018 02:56:19 CEST

Visual improvements from user feedback ( link in comments )
URL: https://i.imgur.com/4KFSlVG.gifv
10/26/2018 02:44:40 CEST

Horrible performance after upgrading to GTX 1050 Ti ( 1-3 FPS avg)

I installed a brand new GTX 1050 Ti a few days ago and I immediately installed the latest nvidia driver after I booted up. Ever since then games are literally unplayable. Ive been getting 1-3 fps in every single game I've tried running. Is this a driver issue or what??? My specs:

Processor : AMD Fx(tm)-8350 eight-core processor 8

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Memory: 8 gigs

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic (64 Bit)

Driver: nvidia-driver-390 (proprietary)

10/26/2018 02:42:03 CEST

Metro 2033 Free On Steam For 24HRS

just spreading the word among gamers

10/26/2018 02:15:49 CEST

An overview of the Vulkan graphics API (2017 talk by one of the authors from Red Hat)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynyO3O3zd3E
10/26/2018 01:58:07 CEST

Wine from repository vs Wine through Lutris?

Im currently on Arch Linux (btw) and am going to use Lutris to manage non Linux games (a small number of my games dont work with proton). Should I use the wine-staging package from the arch repository to download the windows steam runner and games in Lutris, or should I get wine staging through manage versions in Lutris?

Note: I dont plan on installing any other windows programs. Only games.

10/26/2018 01:17:21 CEST

Alan Wake is back on Steam/GOG with all music retained (works with Steam Play)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/108710/Alan_Wake/
10/26/2018 00:57:00 CEST

System76 Thelio (Open Hardware) Systems Being Announced Next Week
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=System76-Thelio-Next-Week
10/25/2018 23:16:29 CEST

The Culling: one of the true original BattleRoyale is F2P and developers are supporting Linux! Let's support those who support us
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/437220/announcements/detail/1706195296114450466
10/25/2018 22:53:49 CEST

HDR and linux

Ive been trying to figure out if HDR is available for linux. Hitman graphics options has a HDR option which says that "No HDR capable display detected". I have a HDR capable TV but I cant find a way to enable it from linux. Im using nvidia graphics and running arch + kde plasma.

10/25/2018 22:21:41 CEST

PC Build Feedback for Linux Gaming


Currently I am so hyped to build my linux gaming pc, I wanna see if you anyone has any feedback on my choices for hardware here are the main parts for feedback:

CPU: i5 8600K

Motherboard: Asus Pro Gaming z370

GPU: EVGA 1070 Ti

Memory: 16GB GSkill Ripjaws 3000MHZ

SSD: Intel 545 512GB

I haven't decided on which distro, however I am leaning towards Manjaro or Antergos since I have seen better performance for those, however, if I let's say fedora, or Ubuntu, Mint, etc. are better for my hardware I would love to hear it.

10/25/2018 22:19:07 CEST

Metro 2033 free for 24 hours
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/43110/Metro_2033
10/25/2018 20:38:29 CEST

i7-2600 w/ gtx 960 2G vs 1060 3G bottleneck info

Just semi-random info for anyone looking at 1060's now that the prices are coming down. I've been rocking gtx 960's in all my pc's for a few years now and they've served me well. I thought maybe my i7-2600 (non-K) was being bottlenecked by the 960, since it was pushing the gpu to 99-100% in most benchmarks. I picked up a 3G 1060 for $139 and ran tests last night. It turns out the 960 was just about a perfect pairing for the old sandy bridge beasty.

I ran 1080p benchmarks in: GRID Autosport, F1 2017, both Metro Redux titles, Shadow of Mordor, and Dirt Rally. I gained 5-25% in FPS, and the gpu usage was generally from 60% - 75% in most titles. Interestingly enough, my cpu load and core temps dropped too, to about 55% total core utilization in many instances. I think the system's DDR3-1333 is the overall bottleneck for this configuration.

I was also able to turn up the settings a notch or two from the high or very high I had been on with the 960 with negligible performance impact, so overall it wasn't a bad upgrade, it's just falling short of it's potential.

I believe it would take around a r5-1600 or i5-6600 or better to push a 1060 3G card to its limits at 1080p. Ironically, my old Sandy Bridge would probably be perfectly adequate for pushing the 1060 to its limits at 1440p, but I'm not interested in that.

10/25/2018 20:14:02 CEST

Gravity Ace: Now seeking a few test pilots for private pre-alpha testing (win/linux/mac)
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/playmygame/comments/9rccjz/gravity_ace_now_seeking_a_few_test_pilots_for/
10/25/2018 20:09:59 CEST

The Waylanders RPG is currently doing livestream Q&amp;A, asking to spread the word to Linux gaming
URL: https://www.youtube.com/user/GatoSalvajeStudio/live
10/25/2018 19:50:23 CEST

Fortnite for Linux Suggestion made me feel a little sad for this guy
URL: https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/forums/suggestions-advice/786240-fortnite-for-linux
10/25/2018 19:40:22 CEST

[release] Skeletal Dance Party - an amusing game about raising a dead dancing army
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/skeletal-dance-party-is-an-amusing-game-about-raising-a-dead-dancing-army.12827
10/25/2018 17:37:01 CEST

Looks like the racing game 'Gravel' will be getting a Linux version
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/looks-like-the-racing-game-gravel-will-be-getting-a-linux-version.12824
10/25/2018 17:32:43 CEST

Game Dev Studio now has a Linux build on Steam, although it's not officially supported yet
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/game-dev-studio-now-has-a-linux-build-on-steam-although-its-not-officially-supported-yet.12825
10/25/2018 17:32:18 CEST

Dev ported game on request :) - pet &amp; befriend cute pigeons!
URL: https://smitleu.itch.io/pigeon-game
10/25/2018 17:30:17 CEST

Nvidia Drivers 410.73 Released

Added support for the following GPUs: Quadro RTX 6000 Quadro RTX 5000 Added a USB-C display connector type identifier, such that a display connected using Turing's USB-C connector will be named, e.g., "USB-C-0" rather than "DP-5". Scripts and configuration files that use the DP identifier for this connector will be affected. Fixed a bug that caused vkGetPhysicalDeviceDisplayPropertiesKHR() to occasionally return incorrect values for physicalResolution. Added the synchronization state for PRIME Displays to nvidia-settings.

10/25/2018 17:14:38 CEST

For those wanting to play Mark of the Ninja Remastered, its beta branch works on AMD now
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/860950/discussions/0/1732090362040994178/
10/25/2018 16:46:47 CEST

[Quantum Break] Really bad perfomance

Hello, I have bad performance in Quantum Break i have tested the game in Lutris & Steam but i only have stuttering between 15-30fps and that's unplayable for me

Proton: 3.16-3
Distro: Ubuntu 18.10
Kernel: 4.18.0-10-generic
RAM: 16 GB

GPU Driver: 4.4 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 18.2.2
GPU: Radeon RX 570
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core

10/25/2018 15:15:35 CEST

Battlefield 4 is playable but..

The input lag is bad. It's still playable (barely) but it's bad. It feels as though it scales with your FPS. Normally I get around 60+ FPS but occasionally when there's a ton going on, my FPS tanks to 20ish and my input becomes extremely sluggish. This results in many frustrating deaths or missed kills.

Anyone know what causes this or how to fix it?

10/25/2018 13:35:56 CEST

Linux gamers are climbing up the charts! - Forgiveness Update
URL: https://i.redd.it/mg5rp07vabu11.jpg
10/25/2018 12:51:22 CEST

Empires apart now free on steam

https://store.steampowered.com/app/530630/Empires_Apart/ Empires apart is now free on steam. It's Windows only but rated Platinum on spcr (but with only One record). I'm gonna try it.

10/25/2018 12:38:02 CEST

SteamLink + DXVK == Stuck picture

So I'm trying to move away from windows on my gaming rig.

But I play lots of MTG:A

So I installed Lutris. Got MTG:A going tested with steam link and it worked. (I had a hell of a time with sound not working or sounding messed up only over SteamLink but I think I've got that mostly solved now).
Then I spotted that I was getting like 10-25FPS in MTG:A. On a 1080GTX.

So I did some hunting and found that MTG:A uses DX11. So I enabled DXVK and blam full speed :D

So I then tried it with my Steam link. And it opened up, showed the "Checking for updates" screen. And that was it. It got stuck at that screen on the Steam Link. Audio was working and on my gaming rig game was running fine.

So it's got to be the move to Vulkan that has broken things. Anybody got any experience with such things got any insights?

And the "technical details" are as follows:

Sandy Bridge-E 3820 4.2GHz OC
32GB Ram
1080 GTX
512GB Samsung 580 Pro

Arch Linux Updated to latest everything
XFCE for window manager as KDE did weird things.
Steam on Beta Stream up to date
SteamLink on latest Beta update

MTG:A is running on latest Lutris with DXVK 0.90 and Wine 3.18

Any other questions please ask!

10/25/2018 12:19:22 CEST

is vega undervolting still rocket-science these days?

i wanna buy a vega tomorrow and found extremely large textwalls describing which are a bit older how to undervolt vega in linux. is thre any up 2 date wiki article around for this task? looks pretty elite so fa for me. or mabye im just searching the wrong way.

edit: talking bout opensource driver

10/25/2018 11:51:07 CEST

Battle Royale on linux

is there are any battle royale games that can run on linux (native or under wine) ?
rules of survival need android phone to login so i need to download it twice

10/25/2018 11:48:40 CEST

Need some help.

I have now tried 4 Linux distros and all of them have the same video issues where it says hardware acceleration is on but really isn't. Drag a window around the screen and it is obviously software drawing like Windows 95. I have a youtube 8k 60fps video that I use to test with and on Windows 10 it runs smooth as butter but on Linux dead stop even though the buffer is 20+ secs beyond it.

I have used stock distros and installed official Nvidia drivers so I am stumped.

10/25/2018 10:37:14 CEST

Slime Rancher :: The Optimized Update is Here!
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/433340/announcements/detail/1696061565056614773
10/25/2018 10:29:17 CEST

Looks like community servers issue in Cs Go Linux solved
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/csgo-osx-linux/issues/11
10/25/2018 08:41:20 CEST

I promised first-class day one linux support for ΔV: Rings of Saturn. How did I do?

Hello there! I'm the developer of V: Rings of Saturn.

A while ago community of this subreddit convinced me to have first-class Linux support from day one.

I'm trying hard to fulfill that - and while Godot Engine I'm using has excellent support for Linux systems, with shear amount of configurability and flexibility of a Linux system there likely are still quirks and maybe some bugs around the edges. I recently released free-to-play demo of the game (with Linux support from day one, as promised). It's running the exact same runtime that will be used in final game.

Is this level of support enough?

10/25/2018 08:24:43 CEST

Protip: Ubuntu 18.04 has mouse acceleration turned on by default!

Just wanted to get the word out on something that's been bothering me for a while now. I play a lot of Overwatch on Windows and decided to give Wine another shot recently when Steam Play was announced. I installed wine-staging and dxvk, Battle.net, and Overwatch. Game was running well and seemed quite playable, but I always felt like my aim was off. I decided it was probably just due to vsync being on (as it wasn't very playable otherwise) though I've played much better in Windows with vsync on as well.

I tried again at a LAN event last month and switched between the two OSes while gaming with a group against real players. I was getting destroyed in Linux and doing pretty well in Windows but couldn't quite figure out why. Tonight I came back after a few weeks of Windows only and noticed my mouse felt off even at the desktop, certainly bad when aiming.

Looked it up and sure enough, Ubuntu has mouse acceleration turned on by default which was screwing up my aim. The fix seems to be Gnome Tweak Tool. Go to mouse settings on it and set acceleration profile to Flat. My mouse felt instantly better on the desktop and I was landing those cold icicle headshots again even with vsync on at 60Hz. It's a night and day difference. Why they think acceleration should default to on is beyond belief to me, it's absolutely horrible for gaming and really doesn't help on the desktop. If you use Ubuntu (or really any GNOME distro, as it seems to be a GNOME default), do yourself a favor and turn it off.

10/25/2018 07:29:00 CEST

Steam refuses to launch on Solus

Just moved to Solus and Ive been having some issues, mainly with library location. Got that sorted out but now every time I try and launch steam, it does not open. I've uninstalled it, deleted the directories, and restarted, reinstalled it, and it still refuses to launch.

Should I just reinstall Solus? Could have broke something?

10/25/2018 02:17:06 CEST

keys virtually "stuck" after remapping



I'm on this problem since several days, and to the point of considering switching back to Windows (which would make me sad, as i haven't used it since... 2010, iirc - but WoW Classic is coming, guys, i just can't pass that).

I'm not tech-savvy. I use something *buntu related since forever (currently Xubuntu), and it's usually good enough for me.

So, even if i'm a linux user since nearly a decade, please, eli5.


I use a keyboard, a mice (currently Roccat Nyth), and a Tartarus Chroma v2 (a sort of mini keyboard for just one hand). And other input peripherals non related to my problem.

When i play WoW, it's with Tartarus+mice. I barely touch the keyboard.

The Tartarus, by default, is mapped as a regular keyboard, which is unsuitable for my needs.

It don't have any usable driver for linux (openrazer have an open issue for the Tartarus since years, so i don't expect it to work soon, if ever).

But it can be remapped with xkbcomp, as i learned on this page: https://lampjs.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/remapchange-your-secondaryusb-keyboard-keys/

There is my dump (without remapping) xkb file: https://pastebin.com/XpR9RDPd

There is my remapped file: https://pastebin.com/3pXSKiWX

It seem to work: checking with xev, i can confirm i have the remapped keys i want on the Tartarus, while the regular keyboard keys are unchanged.


When i use any key of the Tartarus with any modifier (shift, ctrl, alt), it switch back to it's unmapped state, and became "stuck" in that state until i press the physical key who is bind to that unmapped state (usually on my regular keyboard, but it also work with the Tartarus), to "unstuck" it (and it also make it switch back to it's mapped state).

If i unmap the Tartarus, i can't reproduce the problem, so i highly suspect my configuration file to be bad. But i have no idea what's wrong in it... I read the Arch Wiki page about xkbcomp, but barely understood it.

Help! ^^

10/25/2018 01:34:43 CEST

Cemu crashes when launching BoTW for the first time

*Wine crashes not cemu. Well I guess both.


wine-staging 3.18

Manjaro 4.14

Nvidia GTX 1060 with the 414 drivers

Cemu launches after dismissing some warnings but when I try to start BoTW it crashes. The last several times it doesn't give me any bug report but this time it actually did it, not sure why.

10/25/2018 01:30:36 CEST

Trine 4 not planed for Linux (at the moment)
URL: https://twitter.com/TrineSeries/status/1055114856746156033
10/25/2018 00:43:22 CEST

Fallout 1 &amp; 2 w/o Sound

Howdy. Recently I decided to get around to playing the originals, but the problem is there is no sound. Proton via Steam wouldn't work (I didn't try altering anything, I'm not really sure what to do, I'm a noob with WINE). With normal WINE (not Proton) the game launched reasonably well but the game itself lacked any sound whatsoever. The beginning intro with the Overseer had no sound, either. This could totally be a simple fix that I completely glanced over, but my brief research was fruitless.

Here's some general system info: https://i.imgur.com/dkBxRS9.png

P.S. I don't use Arch, it's actually Antergos.

10/25/2018 00:39:48 CEST

Steam not detecting NTFS Drive

Hello, I currently run a dual boot between Windows 10 (On my SSD, mainly used for gaming) and Solus on my 1tb HDD.

I Currently also have my Steam titles on my HDD, and I can't seem to set my Steam library to my HDD partition with my Steam games. I have the drive mounted and its readable, I can access and move things around, however when it comes to Steam, doesn't even detect it.

Can someone help me out? I'd rather not re-download a bunch of titles and waste bandwidth I don't have haha.

10/25/2018 00:21:35 CEST

Do you good people dabble in any digital (trading) card games?

I have been looking to get into a game like Hearthstone, Gwent etc. I like how chill they are. Unfortunately, no such games natively support GNU/Linux. i wanted to try out Magic beta but it doesn't run on wine too well.

Do you play any games like these? If so, I would love to hear about your experiences. This post has been inspired by Duel Masters.

10/25/2018 00:18:28 CEST

How could I use a VPN for some applications while connecting without the VPN for games? (esp. multi-player)

Is there some way that certain applications (esp. browser) can be connected via the VPN, and Steam and any games connect to the network without a VPN? Is OpenVPN capable of a setup like this, or WireGuard?

10/25/2018 00:02:20 CEST

How to use GMDX with wine

I have Deus Ex, but I have heard that GMDX vastly improves it. I found an old guide, but it did not work. Does someone know if it's possible and or how to do it?

10/24/2018 23:56:21 CEST

[Call of Duty - Black Ops 4] Won't start

Since there's no information available out there yet, I might aswell start a post myself.

I've just now got Black Ops 4 installed on my system (which runs most stuff fine from the Battle.net launcher), but I can't seem to get it to start.

Whenever I launch the game, a process spins up which takes 100% usage on 1 core, jumping to other cores during it's lifecycle.

However, nothing seems to show up, no sound, no window.

When launching the game directly in Lutris's terminal mode, there is no output. Leading me to believe the game hangs at startup.

I'm currently using Wine 3.18 with DXVK 0.90 (Tried without DXVK aswell, same result)

Is there a wizard out there that can help me play this game on Linux?

10/24/2018 23:16:20 CEST

The Steam Beta Client has some updates to the runtime for games that needs testing
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-steam-beta-client-has-some-updates-to-the-runtime-for-games-that-needs-testing.12807
10/24/2018 23:13:16 CEST

A question about nvidia drivers and linux distros

So I installed ubuntu 18.04 and it was a horrible experience. One screen was constantly flashing (frequency problems?) and the gnome lagged so hard. The issue is kinda described here https://askubuntu.com/questions/1033368/gnome-lags-so-bad-on-ubuntu-18-04 which is apparently a problem with nvidia driver.

Later I installed ubuntu 16.04 and everything works smooth so far. I have a question. Is there a list with working distros and versions that are confirmed to work without problems with nvidia gpus? I don't even want to game (maybe tensorflow support would be good).

10/24/2018 22:25:18 CEST

Looking For Non-Biased Opinions - Solus or Mint Mate ?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SolusProject/comments/9r310m/looking_for_nonbiased_opinions_solus_or_mint_mate/
10/24/2018 21:48:51 CEST

Cuphead - issues with controller

Hi all.

I installed Cuphead (the GOG version) with Lutris, and I can't get it to recognize my Xbox 360 wireless controller. It's correctly detected in WINE's "Game Controllers" (right-click the game in Lutris -> "Joystick Control Panel"), and works fine with other WINE games, but Cuphead itself won't detect it.

I've tried a bunch of combinations in the settings (including Xinput arch, Dumb Xinput emu, x360ce etc.) but nothing worked.

Running fully updated Antergos on a Ryzen 1700 and an R9 Fury.

Thanks in advance for your help!

10/24/2018 21:46:15 CEST


Did they give any ETA for the Linux version ?

10/24/2018 21:39:28 CEST

Radeon Software for Linux 18.40
URL: https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-prorad-lin-18-40
10/24/2018 21:22:02 CEST

Running WOW with a Celeron N3350 and intel graphics

I'm able to run WOW on my desktop without any issues with Gnu Linux, also I can run Warcraft on my laptop with windows 10. My question is, can I run it on my low end laptop with intel graphics through wine? Or will I see some performance loss? (The game runes on windows at 20-30 fps on my laptop).

10/24/2018 20:38:13 CEST

Dont buy Cities Skylines.

The game runs like an utter shite. And when you are creating new world, you can lag your WHOLE pc...

I just submitted a refund.

My specs:

Intel i7 4790k

Ubuntu 18.04

it also ran like shite on my friends pc:
amd rx570

intel i5 (5th gen, idk which one exacyly)


he also submitted a refund.

10/24/2018 20:14:56 CEST

Bless online F2P

hi, did anyone here tried running bless on linux before, because it's f2p now and i want to play i have limited internet connection + low dl speed, so if you did please share your exp, thanks

10/24/2018 19:55:05 CEST

The Linux demo for Forgiveness is now working after some testing from this community!
URL: https://erstudios.itch.io/forgiveness
10/24/2018 18:32:09 CEST

Humble Monthly referral link that supports a developer

My name is Richard Yao. I am an OSS developer. I have more than a hundred patches in ZFSOnLinux and a few in the Linux kernel. I maintain ZFS and Crossover in Gentoo. I have been looking at VR on Linux. I have filed like half a dozen issues with Valve, with a few of them describing what they did wrong in enough detail that it should make it easy for them to fix certain issues. I also am looking into how to improve support in Gentoo for Steam stuff.

I recently contributed improvements to improve DXVK performance on 32-bit software when CPU bound. One was 32-bit SSE2 support and the other was a toolchain enhancement for 32-bit that increased performance by 20% in Unigine Valley. The toolchain improvement is presently used to build the official binaries. I also helped get a memory leak in the Intel kernel driver that crashed systems that used DXVK fixed about a month ago. I have patches to VK9 in the pipeline. The first of which should enter a pull request in the next 24 hours. My free time for it is very limited, but if I keep at it, I should be able to help VK9 finish its shader compiler.

I can back all of this up with links to documentation proving that I do / have done all of the things that I claim to have done. I do not want to make a huge OSS C.V. for this post, so references are available on request.

If you are thinking about signing up for Humble Monthly, please use my referral link to support me:


It seems that there is a 30 referral cap, but if I can reach it, the $240 in credits should buy a good number of games for testing. This is quite possibly the most shameless thing that I have ever done, but I was inspired by someone on discord, so I am going to do it because I am curious what the response would be.

10/24/2018 18:15:35 CEST

Fallout 4 lighting bug

Just installed Fallout 4, followed the instructions, disabled volumetric lighting, godrays, etc...

Just got out of Vault 111, and now all the terrain goes black.

Any ideas what's going on, or what else to look at to see if this is fixable?

10/24/2018 18:14:53 CEST

Screen rate

Hey, I usually played on windows when I got a 144hz monitor. I already had troubles to get the 144hz and I had to create a new profile (1280x720 143hz). It was fine, but now I want to try to get that screen rate on linux. I installed the NVIDIA drivers but they do not allow me to create a profile (because there is no option to do that). In the screen rate there is only the 60hz option and I don't really know what to do. I have a GTX 1060 from Msi. I already tried to change it with xrandr and it did nothing. Can anyone help me please? (I am sorry for misspelling any word but I dont usually write/speak in english) Thank you :)

10/24/2018 17:51:34 CEST

Battlefield 1 cinematic bug

I'm using Wine 3.18 - staging, with DXVK 0.9

Ubuntu 18.04

Nvidia GTX 970 with 396 drivers

Gameplay works fine, but all cutscenes have half the image missing along the diagonal:

Has anyone come across this issue with Battlefield 1?

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10/24/2018 16:45:50 CEST

Turn Based Strategy Game "Predynastic Egypt" Now Available on GOG
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/predynastic_egypt
10/24/2018 16:30:08 CEST

ARPG "Hazlenut Bastille" on Kickstarter with Linux Demo
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1330693854/hazelnut-bastille-a-16bit-indie-adventure
10/24/2018 15:30:38 CEST

Just released my Linux Game on Steam. MMO Version of Risk.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/952090/Grand_Strategy/
10/24/2018 15:28:53 CEST

Steam Controller double entry with Kernel Driver and Steam conflicting


so yesterday i wanted to try rocket league again but when started i couldn't control the interface with my gamepad and when i pressed "start" my steam controller (the only connected controller) was added as second player.

So after looking around i found that i got 2 joystick interfaces connected. The First called "Steam Wireless Controller" which works without Steam (the new kernel driver).

But when Steam is opened another Xbox360 controller is added and output is now on this device.

Steam Big picture completely ignores the "Kernel joystick" but games seem to read both.

I read that normally the Kernel driver should be disabled if Steam is launched but this seems to not work for me.

Any help appreciated...

Oh yeah


Linux 4.18

10/24/2018 14:26:00 CEST

Linux Lands Xbox One S Controller Rumbling - Thanks Valve
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-HID-4.20-Xbox-Logitech
10/24/2018 14:02:13 CEST

Steam Play is better than native

Probably a controversial opinion, and I myself am quite sad about it, but I think it is the reality.

I think in the long term native Linux ports will all eventually succumb to bit rot. Even today I am encountering more and more native Linux games that no longer work or never even worked for me in the first place.

One common problem is poor controller support. Good ports exist, but they take a lot of effort and care on the part of the developer. Devs that make the effort to make a great Linux port are few and far between. Support requests fall on deaf ears 99% of the time. The state of native Linux gaming is very inconsistent and not a great experience in my opinion.

Steam Play, for example, has amazing controller support that works consistently for all games, works with any controller and has correct button mappings. Too many times I have encountered the above problems on Linux native games.

My prediction is that in 10 years we will all be playing games pretty much exclusively through Steam Play because it can be kept up to date and maintained by Valve to work on the latest distros. I think Windows gamers may also join us as Steam Play will help play games that no longer work on the latest version of Windows as well.

Performance is irrelevant in the long term as games that were once difficult to play become trivial within a few short years due to the advance of hardware.

Really, the problem with native Linux games is that most devs do a half-assed job of it and port quality is inconsistent. As unfortunate as it is, on the whole I have a much better experience with Steam Play games.

10/24/2018 14:01:31 CEST

Why Linux gamers should support Steam Play's Proton even for new games

The common argument against Steam Play's Proton is that it will discourage game developers that currently support Linux to stop making Linux versions of their future games. Also, game developers who are considering to support Linux would cancel their plan to support Linux. The logic behind is if a game already works perfectly on Linux through Steam Play, why spend resources to develop a Linux version and spend resources to provide support for Linux users?

Games that dropped Linux support BEFORE the introduction of Steam Play's Proton:

  • Leaving Lyndow
  • Raft
  • Rust

Games that dropped Linux support AFTER the introduction of Steam Play's Proton:

  • Butcher

As shown above, game developers dropping Linux support already happened even before the introduction of Steam Play's Proton. Of course, it can be argued that the frequency of occurrence might increase now that Steam Play's Proton is here. However, it can also be argued that the games that dropped Linux support are from game developers that haven't consistently developed games for Linux for a relatively long time.

Now, for the reason why we should support Steam Play's Proton:

It's growing the NUMBER OF LINUX GAMERS.

One of the reasons some game developers do not support Linux is they see serving <1% of the Steam user base as very risky. Perhaps many of us have already seen Reddit posts about how some PC gamers ditched Windows when Steam Play's Proton was made available. What games can be played is very crucial when a gamer is considering to switch to Linux. Feral Interactive, Apsyr Media, and Paradox Interactive have consistently brought to Linux many successful games but it is irrelevant to a gamer that wants to play games that don't have a Linux version.

Here is a partial list of games that are currently playable on Linux through Steam Play's Proton based on the reports in Steam Play Compatibility Report.


  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
  • Cuphead
  • Dark Souls III
  • Dead Space
  • Dishonored
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • No Man's Sky
  • Ori and the Blind Forest - Definitive Edition
  • Shadow Warrior 2
  • Subnautica
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV
  • Thief (2014)
  • Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
  • The Witcher 3
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

Some of the games listed above are best sellers and belong to the Top 100 Most Played Games on Steam. If Steam Play's Proton can at least boost the Linux market share at Steam to the level of macOS, it's a big step forward for Linux gaming and should be supported by the whole Linux gaming community.

Steam Play's Proton is not perfect but, right now, it's the best chance we have to make the Linux gaming community "visible" to Windows game developers. If they decide to take advantage of the benefits of Steam Play's Proton, they would likely use or at least support Vulkan. Increasing the adoption rate of Vulkan also helps the progress of Linux gaming.

10/24/2018 10:56:09 CEST

Looking for Ark: Survival Evolved players

I apologize in advance if I'm not supposed to post this here, but I did not see any rules prohibiting this.

I have a dedicated Ark server that I bring online when I have time to play (I wrote an automated system to do this, so that food does not spoil while I'm at work). I have a small group of friends that I play with, but they haven't been active lately, so I'm hoping to make a new small group of friends to play on this server. If we get along, we can talk about granting admin privileges and access to the automated system I created to bring the server up.

I am posting here because I game in Linux, and I figured that if I'm going to get along with a new set of friends in Ark, at least this would be a starting point since we'll have something in common. PM me if you're interested.

10/24/2018 10:34:49 CEST

Graphical issues with Gwent

I've managed to install GOG Galaxy a while ago and I'd like to try Gwent. It installs fine but I have a lot of graphical issues in game: cinematics display a white screen (the UI is fine, I see the icon that says "press button to skip", but not the illustrations), loading screens show the description of cards but not the cards themselves, and when playing a game, the boards is a black screen while the UI shows fine.

I never played the game when it was in beta, so I'm not sure if these are known issues or if they're new since the proper release.

Any idea on the matter?

Using Ubuntu MATE 18.10, RadeonHD 7770 with Mesa 18.2.2.

10/24/2018 10:33:42 CEST

Giving away some steam keys

I'm not playing them so I'll give them away. Write the name of the game that you want BACKWARDS (to avoit bots) and i'll send you a pm with the key. I'm not completely sure that all the keys work because they are old, but what the hell, you try it. Some games are native, some work with proton, some don't, you do what you want with them.

1) Screencheat
2) Hurtworld
3) Hand of Fate
4) Injustice Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
5) Scribblenauts Unlimited

10/24/2018 09:35:12 CEST

Improved character controls ( link in comments )
URL: https://i.imgur.com/glkqrMT.gifv
10/24/2018 07:12:42 CEST

For The WWE/Wrestling Fans - WWE 2K15/16/19 are working on Proton as of 3.16.3 (Not sure about 17/18)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FKyugjXa-c
10/24/2018 05:24:48 CEST

Lutris has be released with a fix to Vulkan check bug that affected some distributions
URL: https://github.com/lutris/lutris/releases/tag/v0.4.21.1
10/24/2018 05:09:41 CEST

Loot Burn Kill Repeat 2.30 Released
10/24/2018 01:51:04 CEST

NVIDIA X Server randomly disables my primary monitor - help needed

Hey all,

I recently got into Linux and it's all been going well except for one hiccup. Sometimes when I boot up, my main monitor won't display but second will. The first time this happened, I realized X Server disabled my monitor for some reason and I somehow re-enabled it. I can't remember how I did that though, and was wondering if anyone had a permanent fix to this problem?



Tue Oct 23 15:57:31 2018
| NVIDIA-SMI 396.54.09 Driver Version: 396.54.09 |
| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
| 0 GeForce GTX 960 Off | 00000000:01:00.0 On | N/A |
| 8% 38C P8 13W / 130W | 253MiB / 4040MiB | 1% Default |

| Processes: GPU Memory |
| GPU PID Type Process name Usage |
| 0 1296 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 106MiB |
| 0 1897 G /usr/bin/kwin_x11 31MiB |
| 0 1905 G /usr/bin/krunner 1MiB |
| 0 1907 G /usr/bin/plasmashell 53MiB |
| 0 2803 G /usr/bin/nvidia-settings 0MiB |
| 0 6086 G ...uest-channel-token=14635899187392417092 55MiB |

X Server Primary monitor screenshot
X Server Secondary monitor screenshot (the one that currently works)

EDIT: I'm using Kubuntu if that helps at all

10/23/2018 23:45:44 CEST

Humble WB Games™ Classics Bundle
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/wb-games-classics-bundle
10/23/2018 22:46:34 CEST

Is there a way to show CPU/RAM/GPU usage in dxvk?

I'm trying to play GTA V and there are areas of the map where the framerate goes 10-15 consistently and overclocking my GPU has done nothing to help (although it did increase performance significantly everywhere else). I want to see whats happening there

10/23/2018 22:26:50 CEST

Hazelnut Bastille is offering Linux support as part of the basic game! You can get a Linux compatible version on the KS, live now!
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1330693854/hazelnut-bastille-a-16bit-indie-adventure/description
10/23/2018 22:17:01 CEST

Gaming effect on gamers survey

Please answer this questionnaire about gamers and gaming


10/23/2018 22:02:54 CEST


I'm trying to get MTGA to work and I've gotten as far as into the download phase and to the last file where it hangs forever. I'm on Ubuntu 18.04.1 running wine 3.18 (staging) on GTX 950M and a I5. I've tried Lutris and PlayOnLinux and custom wine builds of my own creation. I've tried taskset -c 0 and a bunch of other things I can't list on the top of my head. Any idea what I'm doing wrong or do you have a fix for me?

10/23/2018 20:21:32 CEST

Tomb Raider -85% / Rise of the Tomb Raider -75% on Steam
10/23/2018 19:06:36 CEST

Death Road to Canada adds 4-player local co-op along with new game modes
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/death-road-to-canada-adds-4-player-local-co-op-along-with-new-game-modes.12800
10/23/2018 18:01:44 CEST

Is anyone playing wow on private servers?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/comments/9qpr0p/is_anyone_playing_wow_on_private_servers/
10/23/2018 17:02:44 CEST

Is anyone playing wow on private servers?

I'd like to play WoW on private servers on Linux and I'd like to do it with Lutris and dxvk, too.

Anyone does it? Any tips?

10/23/2018 16:58:49 CEST

GoliathOUFX V1.01 Hotfix released for Nvida 410.66 and later.
URL: https://github.com/BlueGoliath/GoliathOUFX/releases/tag/V1.01
10/23/2018 16:17:07 CEST

Forgiveness - Escape Room Game For Linux (Free Download)
URL: https://erstudios.itch.io/forgiveness
10/23/2018 16:15:31 CEST

Can /r/linux_gaming help stress test my web game?


I made a browser game currently on a very minimum config ubuntu VPS.

I'm hoping to get as many concurrent users as possible playing the game today to see how well (or poorly) the server behaves. It might crash, but I need those metrics captured. :)

The browser game is still in very early stages, but you can access it here:


Note: I chose not to associate the 'Jammies.io' domain name due to very annoying web scraping bots that publish new ".io games" before they're ready.

Hoping you fine folks can help. :)

10/23/2018 15:58:22 CEST

Warning: 'Soul Calibur 6' Is Causing A Serious Problem For Linux Gamers
URL: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/10/22/warning-soul-calibur-6-is-causing-a-serious-problem-for-linux-gamers/
10/23/2018 15:57:31 CEST

5000 Linux games on Steam (and a few other numbers)

5080 Linux games actually, at the moment.

Milestones so far:

  • 0 - Jan 2013
  • 1000 - March 2015 (+2 years 2 months). Mac 1750, Win 5000
  • 2000 - April 2016 (+1 year 1 month). Mac 3150 (+1400), Win 8200 (+3200)
  • 3000 - Feb 2017 (+10 months). Mac 4530 (+1380), Win 12870 (+4670)
  • 4000 - Dec 2017 (+10 months). Mac 6100 (+1570), Win 18920 (+6050)
  • 5000 - Oct 2018 (+10 months). Mac 7640 (+1340), Win 25420 (+6500)

The flattened trend for Linux games is pretty clear here. They've been releasing at a steady rate of 100 games/month for going on 2.5 years now. Likewise, the trend for Mac games has also gone flat - approx. 140 games/month over the same time frame. Conversely, Windows games continue to ship at an ever-accelerating rate.

I've seen various theories to explain this, including:

  • Linux & Mac are not gaining ground with new developers - any studios inclined to develop for those platforms are already doing so.
  • Increase in Windows-only developers as Steam enters the Chinese/Japanese markets
  • Increase in Windows-only games due to Steam allowing more shovelware

Truth is, I don't know what the answer is. Perhaps only Valve does. Feel free to add your 2c worth anyhow.

I do have a couple more things to mention.

First, when I posted the 4000 game update, several people commented on quality vs quantity. They wanted to see what the platform distribution was like when you only consider good-quality games. So I thought I'd have a go at this. I was able to scrape the data for the top 4500 games (sorted by User Reviews) on Steam.

Why 4500 games? Why not 5000? Well, back when I posted the 1000 game update I described the weird Steam sorting system when you sort by User Reviews. Well, thats still in effect.

At the moment, the Part A block of results:

  • #1 is Portal 2, with 93,159 reviews, 98% positive.
  • #1000 is Tales of Berseria, with 5,323 reviews, 93% positive.
  • #4500 is Crash Force, with 113 reviews, 80% positive.
  • #4568 is Tobari and the Night of the Curious Moon with 51 reviews, 81% positive.

And then the Part B block of results:

  • #4569 is Swaps and Traps with 49 reviews, 100% positive.
  • #5000 is Found Horror Game 11.exe with 11 reviews, 100% positive.
  • And so on.

The problem with the Part B block is that those games are so small and little-known that it starts to skew the data. So Ive picked an arbitrary rounded number just before the end of Part A, and for the sake of argument, let's call these 4500 games the "top games".

So what did I find?

  • Of the 100 top games, 60 are on Mac (60%) and 50 are on Linux (50%).
  • Of the 500 top games, 262 are on Mac (52.4%) and 210 are on Linux (42%).
  • Of the 1000 top games, 516 are on Mac (51.6%) and 400 are on Linux (40%).
  • Of the 2000 top games, 983 are on Mac (49.2%) and 730 are on Linux (36.5%).
  • Of the 4500 top games, 2092 are on Mac (46.5%) and 1513 are on Linux (33.6%).
    • Of these: Mac has 671 games not on Linux, while Linux has 92 games not on Mac.
  • Of all the 25933 games on Steam, 7771 are on Mac (30.0%) and 5080 are on Linux (19.6%).

Conclusion - yes, Linux games are better represented among the better-quality games. Another perspective on these figures is: only 17% of Windows games are rated over 80% positive, whereas over 32% of Linux games are rated over 80% positive. So you're almost twice as likely to hit a nugget when you buy a Linux game compared to a Windows game.

Even so, two-thirds of the "top games" still aren't on Linux. Which leads me to the second thing I wanted to mention.

I couldn't let this milestone pass without mentioning Proton and the brilliant efforts of the community on the SPCR portal. In only two short months there have been 5059 games reported there, with 3017 of them having at least one Platinum or Gold status. That's amazing. But it's worth mentioning that SPCR has now evolved to use a sophisticated and relatively conservative algorithm to assign a status to games with a degree of confidence based on the number of reports. What this means is that the actual number of games having a genuine Platinum or Gold tier status (one that's achieved through an aggregation of multiple consistent reports) is somewhat lower. How much lower? I'm not sure. Perhaps the SPCR folk can chime in here. But one thing's for certain, the only way to get those numbers up is to keep submitting reports!

In any case I did have a little play with the SPCR api, and managed to gather some more data.

Of the 4500 top games on Steam:

  • 4500 are on Windows (100%)
  • 2092 are on Mac (46.49%)
  • 1513 are on Linux (33.62%)
  • Of the 2987 non-Linux games:
    • 905 dont have any SPCR reports at all (30.29%)
    • 897 have a confirmed tier, of which
      • 194 are Platinum
      • 263 are Gold
      • 198 are Silver
      • 113 are Bronze
      • 129 are Borked
    • 1185 are pending, needing more reports, but they do have a provisional tier:
      • 444 are Platinum
      • 111 are Gold
      • 141 are Silver
      • 72 are Bronze
      • 417 are Borked

One interesting thing that jumps out here is that if we conservatively add just the 457 games on SPCR with a confirmed Platinum or Gold tier, the count of Linux + Proton games increases to 1970, just 122 shy of Mac. At this point, Mac has 559 games not available on Linux + Proton, while Linux + Proton has 437 games available not on Mac. They are virtually neck-and-neck now. But because there are so many unreported games, and so many pending games that only need more reports to confirm them, the figures will just keep on getting better for Linux.


  1. 1/3 of Linux games are of good quality.
  2. Proton has in one stroke brought Linux gaming to parity with Mac.
  3. We need more SPCR reports!
10/23/2018 14:56:49 CEST

W40k Dawn of War &amp; Winter Assault 32bit prefix fix
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamPlay/comments/9qojgb/w40k_dawn_of_war_winter_assault_32bit_prefix_fix/
10/23/2018 14:52:22 CEST

Problems with nvidia/LibGL in wine

I'm not 100% sure if it's wine related, but for the past month or so I've been having problems with playing most games with Wine, I tried playing (installed with Lutris) StarCraft II, League of Legends, Halo Online and they all fail with an error similar to this:

ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.

libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found

libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)

Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)

Minor opcode of failed request: 3 (X_GLXCreateContext)

Value in failed request: 0x0

Serial number of failed request: 173

Current serial number in output stream: 177

ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.

libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found

libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)

Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)

Minor opcode of failed request: 3 (X_GLXCreateContext)

Value in failed request: 0x0

Serial number of failed request: 173

Current serial number in output stream: 177

ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.

libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found

libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)

Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)

Minor opcode of failed request: 3 (X_GLXCreateContext)

Value in failed request: 0x0

Serial number of failed request: 173

Current serial number in output stream: 177

Object moved

Native Linux games seem to not have this problem (Tried TF2 and Strife, and they worked perfectly).

My distro is Arch, I have a Nvidia 9600GT gpu.

This is the output of "yay -Qs nvidia":

local/lib32-libglvnd 1.1.0-1

The GL Vendor-Neutral Dispatch library

local/lib32-mesa 18.2.2-1

An open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification (32-bit)

local/lib32-nvidia-340xx-utils 340.107-3

NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit)

local/libglade 2.6.4-6

Allows you to load glade interface files in a program at runtime

local/libglvnd 1.1.0-1

The GL Vendor-Neutral Dispatch library

local/mesa 18.2.2-1

An open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification

local/nvidia-340xx-utils 340.107-3

NVIDIA drivers utilities

[kot@Uruk ~]$ yay -Qs nvidia

local/cuda 10.0.130-2

NVIDIA's GPU programming toolkit

local/lib32-nvidia-340xx-utils 340.107-3

NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit)

local/libvdpau 1.1.1+3+ga21bf7a-1

Nvidia VDPAU library

local/nvidia-340xx-dkms 340.107-37

NVIDIA driver sources for linux, 340xx legacy branch

local/nvidia-340xx-utils 340.107-3

NVIDIA drivers utilities

local/opencl-nvidia 410.66-1

OpenCL implemention for NVIDIA

This is the output of "yay -Qs libgl":

local/lib32-libglvnd 1.1.0-1

The GL Vendor-Neutral Dispatch library

local/lib32-mesa 18.2.2-1

An open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification (32-bit)

local/lib32-nvidia-340xx-utils 340.107-3

NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit)

local/libglade 2.6.4-6

Allows you to load glade interface files in a program at runtime

local/libglvnd 1.1.0-1

The GL Vendor-Neutral Dispatch library

local/mesa 18.2.2-1

An open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification

local/nvidia-340xx-utils 340.107-3

NVIDIA drivers utilities

I reinstalled all the nvidia packages a few times and even reinstalled Arch Linux once and this error still occurs.

Is there any way to fix this or should I switch to a different distro (this error isn't occuring on Mint)?

10/23/2018 14:48:59 CEST

What is the current status of Gaming on Linux and what is the future of the platform ?

What is the current status of Gaming on Linux and what is the future of the Linux ? Also what do you all thinks of gaming on Linux will replace Windows as the main platform for gaming on pc in the future ?

10/23/2018 14:11:24 CEST

Forgiveness - Escape Room Game (Free download)

so yesterday i got some help from this subreddit about how to fix some linux issues with the game

so hopefully everything works now (please let me know in the comments)

Thank you!


10/23/2018 12:25:26 CEST

WARHAMMER II coming to Linux after Vampire Coast DLC

Hi guys, just wanted to update you on Total War: WARHAMMER II

We can confirm that WARHAMMER II, along with the Curse of the Vampire Coast DLC, will be launched on Linux as soon as possible after Curse of the Vampire Coast on Windows.

In the meantime, we've just launched our minisite for the game: http://www.feralinteractive.com/xx/games/warhammer2tw/

10/23/2018 12:00:49 CEST

From Windows to Linux, possible roadblocks and how do I actually do it?

Hello everyone, windows user here, and before I start, I'd like to give some backstory: I've been using Windows for my entire life, and only recently (about 2 years ago) I've heard about Linux and how gaming is becoming better in it, and (obviously) I became curious, I wanted to try playing a few of my favourite games (tf2, portal, portal 2, half life 2, gmod, etc.) on it, after a few painful hours I managed to install Ubuntu on my main drive and... Well... I got 10 fps on tf2 at the lowest settings, considering that 120 fps is the norm on Windows for me, I became very upset and just formatted the drive and installed Windows on it again, a few months pass and I became curious again, but now, I backed up my whole secondary drive, and dual booted my laptop, (my main drive is SSD and my secondary is HDD for anyone wondering) and now, I installed all the drivers (as much as I could find) and installed tf2... It was... A bit better than last time, I got 60 fps and joined a casual match, but then, I don't know why, but somehow, pieces of my screen started moving and flashing white, I have no idea why that happened, and (again) decided to remove Ubuntu, and now, I come again to this community asking for help, can someone explain why I am getting less frames on an OS that promised me better performance? My laptop is from 2010 (Dell Latitude), and the drivers haven't been updated for it in a while but I am still able to get high frames on many games with normal to high settings.

10/23/2018 11:44:01 CEST

One Hour One Life a game that runs perfectly on Linux, after steam integration -&gt; windows only :(

Dev post about the integration to Steam

One thing I should warn you all about is that the Steam release will be Windows-only for the time being. The build process is complicated enough, and the Mac platform is finicky enough, that I've decided not to tackle it for now. Come to think of it, the old Mac that I build the game on probably can't even run Steam, so I'd have no way to test it. And sadly, Linux on Steam is even less of a priority. In my experience, Mac and Linux users make up only a tiny sliver of the Steam audience anyway. The Mac and Linux builds will continue being updated off-Steam as usual, however (and anyone who buys the game on Steam will be able to access them). Hey, I'm typing this update message from Linux right now, so I'm a true believer, but I don't even have Steam installed on here.

I fear that a lot of games on steam don't support Linux just because of reasons like these...

10/23/2018 11:28:08 CEST

Are there any optmizing tweaks/tricks I should be aware of with Linux for gaming?

Currently thinking of migrating from Windows to Linux. I think people have said that for casual gaming it's fine, but for competitive not recommended to go for Linux?

My current PC is prebuilt PC from HP called HP Omen 880-103no(i7800k and gtx 1080ti) . Their website dont seem to have drivers for Linux so I wonder if I'd still be able to install Linux and not run into issues with that?

Also I'd like to know is there any Optimzing tweaks or tricks one should be aware of with Linux? Or does it just depend on which distro you plan on using?

I'm considering Ubuntu LTS or Solus . Also yes this will be mostly just for gaming since I pretty much don't do nothing else on PC.

Games that I mostly play: Overwatch, Battlefield 1 , Rainbow Six Siege, CS:GO, Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft.

Never used Linux before... just saying.

10/23/2018 10:40:40 CEST

Higher temperatures when gaming in linux


The temperature when gaming in linux is 10 to 15 higher than in windows. Is there a way to fix this?

10/23/2018 10:31:19 CEST

*buntu or Manjaro?


I've been thinking about making the switch, I have no issues whatsoever with my xubuntu desktop and games run just fine on lutris/steamplay (Overwatch, Rocket League, PoE) but I like the minimalistic approach and the use of less resources from Manjaro so I was wondering if any of you have had any issues with running games on either Manjaro XFCE or KDE.

I know i know "If a game runs on X distro there should be no different at all on this other one" but not really, different distros perform different clearly.


10/23/2018 10:07:32 CEST

Please remember to contribute your reports to Steam Play Compatibility Reports. Your testing and efforts help games trend into Gold &amp; Platinum!
URL: https://spcr.netlify.com/
10/23/2018 10:04:35 CEST

CoD: Infinite Warfare on Manjaro

Hello fellow Linux gamers!

I'd like to start off by just saying how much I love what Wine/Proton and forums like these are doing to help advance games for Linux. Since I heard of the growth of Proton, I've been testing numerous games on it, most of which work better than they do on Windows. GTA V, DOOM, Fallout NV/4, and most others work absolutely amazingly. However, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare keeps throwing a fatal DirectX error each time I try to launch it under Proton. Someone in a video managed to get it working using Lutris and DXVK, but it seems he used the standalone version of Infinite Warfare. How would I go about this for the Steam version? Is it possible, or am I forced to keep using Win 10 to play it? Windows 10 has some issues for me when it comes to newer CoDs, like freezes or crashes without releasing the memory in use by the game.

10/23/2018 05:57:43 CEST

Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst Private Server Using WINE 3.18
URL: https://i.redd.it/s8k8tfa2out11.png
10/23/2018 05:00:54 CEST

Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst Private Server Using WINE 3.18
URL: https://i.redd.it/s8k8tfa2out11.png
10/23/2018 04:58:26 CEST

RGB Pattern Support Coming to Linux Kernel
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-LEDs-Program-Patterns
10/23/2018 01:02:06 CEST

The Sims 2 is now playable (again) in Wine with new drivers and Lutris!
URL: https://youtu.be/JNQEFNjRXCY
10/23/2018 00:40:18 CEST

Nine Nines is NOW FREE, please feel free to send me feedback, I want to improve it
URL: https://i.imgur.com/DwhGjJZ.gifv
10/23/2018 00:35:57 CEST

2D Horror Game "Immure" on Kickstarter With Working Linux Demo
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/witherstudios/immure-inescapable-horror?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=immure
10/22/2018 23:32:50 CEST

Point and Click Game "Femida" Has Demo on Itch.io
URL: https://loznevoy.itch.io/femida
10/22/2018 23:26:11 CEST

First Person Puzzle Game "Forgivness" Has Demo on Itch.io
URL: https://erstudios.itch.io/forgiveness
10/22/2018 23:22:45 CEST

Visual Novel "Fallstreak" released onto Itch.io
URL: https://centicerise.itch.io/fallstreak
10/22/2018 23:21:09 CEST

Guide: How to run OBSE in Oblivion under Proton

OBSE works fine in WINE, if you're using the CD/GoG version. Otherwise the Steam version just doesn't work out of the box. The goal here is to basically tell obse_loader.exe that it isn't the Steam version of Oblivion. It only needs two simple commands:

Download OBSE v21[obse.silverlock.org]. Extract obse_1_2_416.dll, obse_editor_1_2.dll, obse_loader.exe and Data into your Oblivion directory.

Patch obse_loader.exe (CRC32: cf127714) so that it would not complain about running the Steam version:

$ printf '\x90\x90\x90' | dd conv=notrunc of=obse_loader.exe bs=1 seek=$((0x14cb))   

Patch OblivionLauncher.exe (CRC32: 9b8f3321) to launch OBSE instead of the vanilla game:

$ printf 'obse_loader\x00' | dd conv=notrunc of=OblivionLauncher.exe bs=1 seek=$((0x1347c))

Source: Steam Oblivion discussion post here.

Important: I haven't tested out any plugins to see if they work properly. This post on /r/Oblivion will be updated for that

10/22/2018 22:25:06 CEST

xpost with /r/SteamPlay: MegaMan 11 almost works perfect, except for missing SFX, voices and frame drops
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/SteamPlay/comments/9qhbns/megaman_11_almost_works_perfect_except_for/
10/22/2018 22:00:01 CEST

Help me to check if my game works on linux please

So i dont have linux platform, and i've been trying to fix an extremely annoying bug

so if anyone can test my game just to see if it loads up and he can start playing "story mode" it will be much appreciated


10/22/2018 21:24:24 CEST

vorpX equivalent for Linux?

For those of you who are not familiar with vorpX, it is an application which enables VR (including full head tracking) on non-VR titles. The state of VR on Linux is still less than ideal, but I was wondering if anyone has developed such a project for Linux yet. If not, how does this type of technology even work? I am a computer programmer who is currently learning low level Vulkan graphics programming. If someone can ELI5 how such software could even begin to add VR to some arbitrary game, I can think about how I might develop my own equivalent software for Linux and build it if it should ever seem possible/practical for me to do so.

10/22/2018 21:19:22 CEST

Games are lagging, and my audio is crackly on a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.10, and with proprietary NVIDIA drivers. What am I doing wrong?

I have a GTX 1070 and I'm using proprietary (390) NVIDIA drivers, in Ubuntu 18.10. Despite this, games are performing crappily. One example, Human: Fall Flat, is very, very laggy. Goat Simulator chugs a lot.

On top of that, my audio is performing bad, too. Lots of crackling.

10/22/2018 21:04:38 CEST

Wired Xbox360 controller stopped working
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/9qgffe/wired_xbox360_controller_stopped_working/
10/22/2018 20:31:00 CEST

Found out Nvidia driver does not load properly if secure boot is enabled.

> Run an Ubuntu install.

> Found out that it supports secure boot.

> Enabled it.

> Everything works fine, screen doesn't freeze browser runs properly,

> Try to play a game, it lags like hell.

> Feels bad man.

> Disable secure boot.

> Sad that boot kits can be loaded now.

10/22/2018 20:29:53 CEST

Daggerfall Unity October builds bring a ton of new features and fixes!
URL: https://www.dfworkshop.net/daggerfall-unity-october-2018/
10/22/2018 19:50:17 CEST

BATTLETECH for Linux to leave beta on November 27th, along with the Flashpoint expansion
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/battletech-for-linux-to-leave-beta-on-november-27th-along-with-the-flashpoint-expansion.12794
10/22/2018 19:08:56 CEST

Wow Classic to run on newer client. Probably on Dx11 making it compatible with DXVK
URL: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/22548005
10/22/2018 18:59:29 CEST

Steam Achievements Manager on Linux

Hello everyone,

Recently I remembered one of my old projects on Github which was recreating Steam Achievement Manager (aka SAM) for the Linux platform. I didn't really have time to finish it, but it's working to the point where it can unlock achievements. Spoiler: code hurts to read.

I'm posting this here because it used to be a private repo, but since it's not really maintained anymore I just made it public and I thought some of you guys could be interested in this.

So here's the repo.

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, let me know if I should post this elsewhere.

Anyway thanks for reading :)

10/22/2018 18:48:42 CEST

R9 390/390X users: what distro do you use?

I've been going back and forth between distros and can't decide, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Solus, Manjaro, and Fedora are the ones I've been trying to choose from.

I have a FX-6350 and R9 390X and want to use Steamplay/Proton and have been dabbling with it in Ubuntu.

What distro do you R9 390/390X users use? I excluded 380 and 290 users bc I think those are different chips.

What might also help me decide, is what REALLY is actually different between distros is it just:

  • update frequency

  • package manager

  • default drivers

  • rolling release vs non

and what REALLY is important to a user that is using it primarily for gaming via games from Steam?

10/22/2018 18:41:58 CEST

Can someone help with warframe?

I installed warframe game using lutris installation script, while installer did all the job without any errors game is stuck under loading screen with some weird artifacts, I don't know how to launch it! I am using Ubuntu 18.10 with Mesa 18.2.2 AMD graphics card.IMG

I used stand-alone installation script DXVK and esync ready, DXVK is enabled by the script, uses 0.90 version.

10/22/2018 18:36:54 CEST

package-release.sh missing in DXVK folder?

I just can't run the file to install. It isn't even present in the dxvk0.90 folder.

10/22/2018 17:55:29 CEST

Plasma locking my screen when Gaming with a controller.

So I am having this issue where I play DS1 through proton and steam but I am using my xbox 360 controller. But after 5min of gameplay KDE/PLASMA locks my pc since it's the default setting. Is there a way I can let my OS know not lock the pc when I am playing with the controller?

I am using Arch Linux with everything up to date. Latest steam and proton 3.16.3

Thanks Any help would be appreciated.

10/22/2018 17:34:13 CEST

Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/lutris-0421-is-out-to-help-you-manage-all-your-gaming-needs-on-linux.12789
10/22/2018 17:06:43 CEST

Does anyone else have a problem with Overwatch crashing ONLY in Competitive?

This really bothers me. It doesn't happen too much, but Overwatch tends to crash for me in Completitive mode. Usually within the first 30 or so seconds of match being made and started. First off, it bothers me, because I'm scared I'll get banned for leaving, and second of all, I'm not exactly a fan of messing up others' game. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there any known bug, or something? (I don't have any logs yet, because I obviously didn't expect it to happen...)

10/22/2018 17:02:35 CEST

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Linux Gaming Benchmarks
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia-rtx2070-linux&num=1
10/22/2018 16:27:38 CEST

Playing Grand Theft Auto V (Steam) on Linux without struggle
URL: https://blogpirate.net/2018/10/21/playing-grand-theft-auto-v-steam-on-linux-without-struggle/
10/22/2018 14:15:28 CEST

Apparently if you run Soulcalibur VI via Steam Play / Proton (maybe Wine too) you can't play online anymore -- not even from Windows.

Don't have the game but I guess it may include some anticheat that doesn't like Wine. Just thought I'd post this here as a warning if somebody else's interested in fighting games.

10/22/2018 13:15:10 CEST

The current state of gaming on linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl8d_tq6s9I
10/22/2018 12:22:41 CEST

The current state of gaming on Linux -- A nice video showing off how easy Linux gaming has become
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl8d_tq6s9I
10/22/2018 12:20:01 CEST

Lutris: Monster Hunter World - Random freezes?


Im using Lutris Monster Hunter World installation using dxvk. The game works flawlessy, but it freezes at a random time. I read that the nvidia card Im using, might be the problem. But changing driver versions did not seem to do the trick. I also ready that updating the dxvk dlls might solve the issue, but again it freezed after some time.

Did anyone solve this problem? Its really frustrating to loose up to 1 hour of progress everytime :/


10/22/2018 10:11:06 CEST

Relaxing puzzle game inspired by Sudoku and Kakuro 'Puzlogic' to leave Early Access on November 2nd
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/relaxing-puzzle-game-inspired-by-sudoku-and-kakuro-puzlogic-to-leave-early-access-on-november-2nd.12779
10/22/2018 09:37:45 CEST

Do not launch SOULCALIBUR VI with Steam Play / Proton! (Linux)
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/544750/discussions/0/1735468061770563880/
10/22/2018 09:10:41 CEST

Is anyone running World War 3?

I'm seriously planning on buying this game but I'm curious to know if anyone on here is successfully running this game despite its launch issues.

10/22/2018 09:05:22 CEST

Anybody got IronSight working on Linux?

The F2P game is quite fun but I am not sure if anybody got it working on Linux. Asking before I test it my self just so I don't need to waste time if someone already did.

10/22/2018 08:59:14 CEST

Is there an equivalent to Windows' Loudness Equalization option?

I use Loudness Equalization in Windows, it's a setting that automatically adjusts the volume of all sounds so that nothing can exceed a certain volume. For example, I can turn down the volume of a game to be quieter than my voice chat, but Windows automatically makes it so that the games max volume isn't louder than the chats max volume. It makes everything's default 100% volume the same loudness, basically.

Is there anything to do that in Linux? I've been looking and haven't found anything.

10/22/2018 06:53:39 CEST

Adding Proton's linux steam integration to a wine prefix?

For games that work better in current wine than in Proton... Does Proton use a special library for integration with Linux steam like steamforwarder used to do? Can that be added to a normal wine prefix?

10/22/2018 06:44:52 CEST

Linux games with level editors/modding tools

While I'm not huge on mapping and modding every once in awhile I find it fun to create instead of just playing in my gaming time. I've never finished a polished level but something about creating and testing rooms out is very fun and relaxing.

My go to has been Trenchbroom which is a really slick modern map editor for Quake. Unity and Unreal engines are pretty fun to mess around with as well. What other options are there for creativity?

10/22/2018 05:25:47 CEST

MGS V fails to start, couldnt reach server and then game crashes

as the title says i just downloaded MGS V now that I saw all the new plat and gold ratings hitting spcr but launching the game brings up a window that says "The server is not reachable". Clicking retry just ends up with the same window, and if i click next the windows closes and soon after so does the game. I'm using the steam beta and checked the box to use proton 3.16-3 beta instead of game specific selections.

10/22/2018 04:55:44 CEST

QuakeWorld Team Fortress

Hey guys,

I just created a linux version of FortressOne - a QuakeWorld Team Fortress installer. I've only tested it on Ubuntu 18.04 so would love to get some feedback.

Currently there's only one server in Sydney, but I'm happy to throw up servers in whichever location, just ask.

Take a look at https://www.fortressone.org

10/22/2018 03:46:43 CEST

How to force Steam to install the windows version of a game that has a linux port?

So let's say I want to play Bioshock Infinite, which has a linux port, but I don't want to play the linux port because it might not have the best optomizations. Heck, Steam Play might have better performance. Is there a way to force Steam to install the windows version of the game and run it through Steam Play rather than the linux port?

I've gone into Settings > Steam Play and checked all three checkboxes, and I still end up installing the linux version, and the tag next to the game saying that, "Runs on this computer using Steam Play," doesn't show up.

10/22/2018 03:02:20 CEST

Unfortunately I can't get BO4 to work on Manjaro... But that didn't stop me from representing the best OS with the emblem maker!
URL: https://i.redd.it/d1f0p1cqhmt11.png
10/22/2018 01:26:18 CEST

Hi yes why?

Why would you want to game on a linux?

10/22/2018 00:58:07 CEST

Longtime Linux laptop user building first gaming PC, anything new I need to know?

Parts are in the mail and I'm very excited to get started on my first build. I am moving from Linux Mint to Manjaro KDE so that I can keep up with the latest drivers and kernels. Is there anything I should know about staying on top of drivers and firmware, or any quirks/tips in general that I should be aware of? I am pretty familiar with linux, just don't have as strong knowledge when it comes to the gaming side of things.

For those curious, here is my build, I am using the stock AMD cooler: Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor Purchased For $190.00
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard $150.00
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $110.00
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.99 @ B&H
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8GB PULSE Video Card $230.00
Case Corsair - 100R Silent ATX Mid Tower Case $56.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.00
Monitor MSI - Optix G24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor Purchased For $189.00
Keyboard WASD - CODE Wired Standard Keyboard -
Mouse Logitech - MX MASTER 2S (Black) Wireless Laser Mouse $71.49 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1134.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-21 17:24 EDT-0400
10/22/2018 00:44:18 CEST

Trying to install wine32 but getting an error

I do "sudo apt install wine32" which gives me an error saying.

"The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine32:i386 : Depends: libwine:i386 (= 3.0.3-2) but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. "

10/22/2018 00:14:20 CEST

Mac: Steam not loading some assets


Running Steam under Windows 7 Wine with -no-cef-sandbox does this. The store screen displays the page HTML on a black background with blue links and no structure - e.g. the page loads but the page assets don't; additionally, the friends popup displays a connection error. Not pictured, game thumbnails don't display on the downloads screen. Ideally neither of these issues would happen.

What I'm doing:

OS is High Sierra (10.13.6, 2017 MacBook Air 13"). Wine is configured to run as Windows 7 from winecfg. "About Steam" says I have the build from October 12, 2018, Steam API v018. Wine was installed from the .pkg download on winehq.org.

$ which wine
/Applications/Wine Staging.app/Contents/Resources/wine/bin/wine
$ wine --version
wine-3.18 (Staging)

The command I'm running:

$ wine "$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steam.exe" -no-cef-sandbox

Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

10/21/2018 23:31:24 CEST

A statement from HOF Studios about the Depth of Extinction Steam key removal, plus thoughts
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/a-statement-from-hof-studios-about-the-depth-of-extinction-steam-key-removal-plus-thoughts.12788
10/21/2018 22:21:06 CEST

Games that you want a native Linux port of?

There's this really cool looking first person shooter called Project Warlock that was recently released on GOG. The game looks like a lot of fun, but I think it would be cool to see the developer make a Linux version available at some point. What games do you want to see on Linux?

10/21/2018 22:19:59 CEST

Anyone have framerate issues with megaquarium?

The game works (hooray!) but I get very poor framerate, in game and out when it's running.

I'm using the latest ubuntu release with Nvidia proprietary drivers. Haven't found any discussion of this online.

10/21/2018 21:02:52 CEST

AMD FreeSync 2 HDR Coming To The Linux Kernel In 2019
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeSync-2-HDR-Linux-2019
10/21/2018 21:01:26 CEST

Sin from GamingOnLinux is checking out Skyrim (not SE) using Steam Play live on Twitch
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/gamingonlinux?steamplayskyrim
10/21/2018 20:43:41 CEST

How to make me not want to buy your games ever again.
URL: https://i.imgur.com/SAL68XG.png
10/21/2018 19:43:08 CEST

[Steam Play/Proton 3.16-3 Beta] Yakuza 0 under Linux

Hey everyone. I've been using Proton to play some Steam games like Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved and Galaga, but today I decided to try out one of my favourite games: Yakuza 0. I did a bit of testing to see what worked, what didn't, and thought I'd share my findings here! Be warned, this post may contain some spoilers for Yakuza 0 substories. This post is pretty long, so I've included a very brief tl;dr at the end as well as an Imgur gallery to visually show what the game looks like under Linux.


  • CPU: Intel i5-6500 3.2Ghz
  • GPU: AMD RX 480 8GB GDDR5
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz
  • Drive: Samsung 850 EVO SSD
  • OS: Manjaro Linux w/ KDE Plasma 5.14.1
  • Kernel: 4.18.15
  • Drivers: Mesa 18.2.3
  • Resolution: 1920x1080

The Good - What Works

Yakuza 0 at lowest settings runs with inconsistent but almost-playable framerates. The lowest I experienced outside of loading screens was 15fps, and the highest I experienced was around the 50fps mark. Usually it stayed somewhere in-between the 25-35fps mark. Inside buildings with low detail it ran much better, staying around the 45-50fps mark. Sotenbori seems to have slightly better framerates, but I didn't explore it as much as Kamurocho. Karaoke runs fine in terms of performance, if you can get used to keyboard controls (more on that below). Same goes for battles. Temperatures also weren't too high, with my CPU staying around the 35C mark and my GPU staying around 80C. BioShock Infinite running native has higher temperatures for me. Tabbing out of the game didn't seem to affect performance or stability in any way. I experienced no crashes while playing, but I did experience a softlock with the SEGA HI-TEC LAND minigames. While I tried to cover a broad range of areas, I also didn't go into too much depth with everything. I didn't check Catfight or Pocket Circuit, but I can't see why they wouldn't work. I also didn't try any of the minigames in the Sotenbori Casino, Kamurocho West Park or Pool. But, again, I don't see a reason why they shouldn't work, provided you're comfortable using a keyboard for this game (see below).

The Bad - Inconveniences

No controller support with Steam Play. I tried my Steam Controller and an old Mat Catz controller I have. Launching through Big Picture, or setting the controller configuration to Keyboard/Mouse doesn't help. Even if the latter did work, you'd still get keyboard/mouse button prompts most likely since it's emulating a controller. Connecting a controller and using it will display the appropriate button prompts, but no input will be registered. Switching back to the keyboard reverts back to the keyboard/mouse button prompts. However, a controller needs to be connected, which you'll see in the next section. As mentioned earlier, framerates were pretty inconsistent. But, assuming the base game is playable from start to finish, you could probably do it provided you can tolerate not being a real yakuza. But for me, this is a drawback. Trying to play Settings also have to be set to the lowest to get any kind of decent performance. At each startup, the game also has to run the DirectX Initial Setup. It doesn't take very long though. Also, the initial "SEGA" splash screen has no sound effect. Loading screens are a lot more prominent, however they usually don't last more than about 5-10 seconds. Karaoke is pretty damn hard with the keyboard as opposed to the controller button prompts. But that's not to say all minigames work.

The Ugly - Roadblocks

Out Run, Space Harrier, Super Hang On and Fantasy Zone don't seem to load. Trying to play them takes you to a black screen. I waited for about a minute and nothing happened. That could cause major issues if you're trying to play the Kamurocho Real Estate Royale, which requires you to play Out Run when fighting the Electronics King. It also prevents you from completing the SEGA Girl substories which is also required for a 100% completed save. A controller of some description needs to be connected in order for the game to be playable. Otherwise, the game pushes the mouse to the top-left hand corner all the time. On the main menu, this keeps "New Game" selected and you're unable to click any of the other options. They'll highlight for a second before moving back up to the top. On the map, your pointer will move to the top-left. This prevents you from controlling your character as well. If you connect a controller at any time before launching or while playing the game, this will fix itself. Turning the controller off will revert back to the broken behaviour. Finally, for those who are unaware, the Yakuza 0 PC port is abysmal in terms of performance. I can just about run the game at max settings under Windows at an inconsistent 60fps. There are no loading screens in the main game, but there are during Climax Battles. With this in mind, Yakuza 0 should not be expected to run at a perfect 60fps even with improvements to Proton. I also think the fact that the game runs, and runs the way it does, should be a credit to the WINE team and Valve.


tl;dr - Yakuza 0 runs at 15-40fps at lowest settings, has no controller support, SEGA HI-TEC LAND minigames don't work, you need to have a controller connected for the game to be playable, and you cannot get 100% on your completion list under Proton 3.16-3.

Imgur Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/OcvRQjY

Happy gaming!

10/21/2018 19:26:22 CEST

Statement from game developer who revoked a key due to a negative review and thoughts from the article author
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/a-statement-from-hof-studios-about-the-depth-of-extinction-steam-key-removal-plus-thoughts.12788
10/21/2018 18:51:23 CEST

[Guide]How to overclock your Nvidia GPU in Linux using GoliathOUFX
URL: https://github.com/BlueGoliath/GoliathOUFX/wiki/How-to-overclock-your-Nvidia-GPU-in-Linux-using-GoliathOUFX
10/21/2018 18:46:46 CEST

Anyone able to get Max Payne 3 running?

I can't find much information about getting this game running on Linux. I tried it under Lutris but it either doesn't start or gives me "ERR_D3D_GFX_NOD3D".

10/21/2018 18:34:21 CEST

BATTLETECH - Linux (Beta)
URL: https://share.tube/videos/watch/29c60a70-318b-49ef-9673-b3ed9959068a
10/21/2018 16:13:35 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for October 21, 2018: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

Ask away!

10/21/2018 15:32:57 CEST

The cat lady save location

I am aware this is a long shot of a question: I am playing The cat lady (of of the most depressing games ever lol) on Steamplay. However, not having the cloud store for the save games, I have been searching for the location where I can save the game and reassume after I format my harddrive.

Anyone knows?

Kindest regards and many thanks for the help! I know it is a remote game but it works perfectly with Steamplay and I wanted to give it a shot!

10/21/2018 15:27:30 CEST

Best settings for mouse while gaming?

During my Windows days I would go into Windows mouse settings, put my sensitivity on 6/11, run CPL Mouse Fix to disable acceleration and then tweak my DPI via mouse drivers. On my current machine, it just feels a little off. My Logitech G203 has 3 onboard profiles that carried over from W10: 800 for regular use and FPS, 1600 for DotA and an 1800dpi.

I'm on the latest Mint. When I go into Control Center> Mouse Preferences> Pointer Speed, where should I have Acceleration and Sensitivity on that can resemble 6/11 on Windows?

Even my 800dpi profile when browsing and doing light work feels off. What mouse settings are you guys using?

10/21/2018 15:23:45 CEST