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How safe is multiplayer gaming on WINE?

I am wanting to know because I want to play a PC-Multiplayer game using Wine.

04/19/2021 17:22:26 CEST

mGBA (Nintendo GameBoy Advance, GB, GBC, emulator) version 0.9.1 released. No Linux-specific changes in this release.
URL: https://mgba.io/2021/04/18/mgba-0.9.1/
04/19/2021 17:10:35 CEST

Low Fps after removing plasma

Normally I use XFCE4, But in my new Arch install I decided to install Plasma. I got around 8-10 fps in most games, So I decided to install XFCE (without uninstalling kde-plasma) and now my fps issue was fixed, I got around 200-500 fps. But I didn't like using Plasma so I removed it using " sudo pacman -Rsn plasma " But now my fps is stuck at 8-10 fps again. I reinstalling drivers, but it didn't fix the issue. and the only solution is to install and play games from plasma again. (which I don't want.)

Sorry for bad English.

System Specs: HP-OMEN 15" DC1002NT (2070 Mobile MAX-Q, I7-8750H, 2x8 2666Mhz Ram. 256GB NVMe SSD, 1TB 7200RPM HDD)

04/19/2021 17:09:48 CEST

CS GO low framerates and micro sttutering with Ubuntu

Hello there, hope you're all fine.

So, recently i decided to ditch Windows10 completely and start to use linux. Things became much easier these days on Linux world and i'm having no problems whatsoever.

Surprisingly, my favorite games like Diablo3 runs flawless via lutris/wine with a pretty much "next, next, finish" windows experience.

Except for the fact that CS GO have poor performance on my PC, showing less FPS and some micro stutterings that ruins my experience. This does not happen in Windows and i wish i could play the game better. I saw people on youtube making benchmark comparisons between the two systems and the framerate is equal or even better than Windows 10.

I'm pretty much a noob on Linux so i might be doing something wrong. What seems to help: Activate gamemode and set CoreCtrl to use gpu and cpu max performance + custom fan curves.

MY rig:

Ubuntu 20.04 I5 3570 8GB DDR3 RX 570 4G

04/19/2021 16:11:18 CEST

Speed running tools for linux?

I've only found one speed running tool for linux that has global hotkeys but the issue is that you cant rebind the keys from default? is there any actual split tool that works on linux with global hotkeys?

04/19/2021 16:04:11 CEST

Valheim gets a needed patch, new terrain-modification system and no more draugr in stones
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/valheim-gets-a-needed-patch-new-terrain-modification-system-and-no-more-draugr-in-stones
04/19/2021 15:54:58 CEST

problem with mouse input after updating (arch)

my problem is that when playing games like minecraft with shaders that really use the gpu whenever i am in menus (like the inventory) the mouse just stops for like half a second and then works again then it stops again for half a second this just keeps going, but this only happened recently after i updated my system. why does this happen? maybe a problem with the graphics driver (nvidia)? and does any one have any ideas how i can fix this?

video of my problem(sorry for the very bad quality there is something wrong with my camera):


gpu: gt 1030 cpu: i7 870 official nvidia driver version: 465.24.02

i also noticed a very strange "heartbeat" in the frame time in some games that previously ran perfectly fine on wine with lutris

04/19/2021 13:05:15 CEST

2D and 3D switching puzzle-platformer Neko Ghost, Jump! has a new demo and release window
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/2d-and-3d-switching-puzzle-platformer-neko-ghost-jump-has-a-new-demo-and-release-window
04/19/2021 12:52:23 CEST

Check out the first teaser for the weird adventure The Season of the Warlock
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/check-out-the-first-teaser-for-the-weird-adventure-the-season-of-the-warlock
04/19/2021 12:50:12 CEST

Play from different partition

Can I install my Linux Steam games on the windows dual boot partition on my pc and if yes, how?

04/19/2021 12:41:23 CEST

Applications can't interact or use my USB devices unless they are run as root. Hence my controller doesn't work for any Steam game.

I have a nice old Xbox 1 controller that I used for a long time. But ever since I switched to linux I can't do that because my controller just doesn't work. I have no idea why. Once Dead Cells was able to detect my controller but not it can't. And so I can't play many of my favourite games.

04/19/2021 12:26:06 CEST

Has anyone being able to get Sea of Thieves working lately?

Hi everyone!

I'm having a really hard time getting this game to work, which is strange because I got it working in two separate occasions before and on two separate computers.

I followed every single guide I could find, tried with the old method with de winhttp.dll patch, proton 5.9 Ge/5.11 GE/6.5 GE, the protontricks method and every proton version available on steam and I still can't log in to my account...

In details, proton 5.9 ge and 5.11 ge crash when I try to log in (even if I got the game working before with proton 5.9 on another pc), while every other proton version gives me the ashbeard error (you must be logged in to your xbox account to play).

Regarding proton 5.9/5.11 ge, I tried to play the game from Lutris so I could check the logs, but there's nothing strange in the logs, the game just exits.

I also checked the usual suspects, I checked the game files and the various proton files through steam and I cleaned the game prefix every time I changed the proton version.

Now here on ProtonDB a lot of users say that proton 5.13 works out of the box but it's not the same for me and now I'm lost :(

Is there something I'm missing?

Has anyone had this problem and found a workaround?

All the information I can find date to 8/10 months ago so something must have changed in the meantime even if no one wrote about it xD

04/19/2021 11:51:02 CEST

As anyone being able to get Sea of Thieves to work lately?

Hi everyone!

I'm having a really hard time getting this game to work, which is strange because I got it working in two separate occasions before and on two separate computers.

I followed every single guide I could find, tried with the old method with de winhttp.dll patch, proton 5.9 Ge/5.11 GE/6.5 GE, the protontricks method and every proton version available on steam and I still can't log in to my account...

In details, proton 5.9 ge and 5.11 ge crash when I try to log in (even if I got the game working before with proton 5.9 on another pc), while every other proton version gives me the ashbeard error (you must be logged in to your xbox account to play).

Regarding proton 5.9/5.11 ge, I tried to play the game from Lutris so I could check the logs, but there's nothing strange in the logs, the game just exits.

I also checked the usual suspects, I checked the game files and the various proton files through steam and I cleaned the game prefix every time I changed the proton version.

Now here on ProtonDB a lot of users say that proton 5.13 works out of the box but it's not the same for me and now I'm lost :(

Is there something I'm missing?

Has anyone had this problem and found a workaround?

All the information I can find date to 8/10 months ago so something must have changed in the meantime even if no one wrote about it xD

04/19/2021 11:35:11 CEST

Xanmod vs Generic Kernel TW:Attila benchmark

If anyone's interested, did a quick benchmark of xanmod vs generic kernel on Debian Bullseye in Total War: Attila, i saw a lot of posts on Xan but very little in terms of benchmarks. As expected, Xan is lower average and slightly more stable framerate, overall very minor differences.

Ryzen 3600 B550 nVidia 1660Super 460.67

Xanmod 5.10 LTS

Generic Debian 5.10

Results: https://i.imgur.com/KAsraLn.png


04/19/2021 11:17:24 CEST

Hello what has changed from 2018 - 2019 in the Linux Gaming World

I use to be in the Linux system and I got carried away with the Xbox ecosystem as I love the Xbox team and hate the Windows team. I heard a rumor of some kind game pass is going to be on steam which would transfer me into Linux much better. I never really play pc games as much anymore as I have Series S and I playing the heck out of it. So there several questions

Is anti cheat still a problem for Linux? This might be the most common question you might get on here but get the most common question out of the way.

How is the Nvidia drivers now days?

Any good Linux YouTube videos to look at?

04/19/2021 10:42:02 CEST

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition received fullscreen and borderless window fix
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/704450/announcements/detail/4852041542679123064
04/19/2021 09:59:24 CEST

Glorious model O RGB/DPI control tutorial with QEMU usb passthrough

Finally got it to work. Thought i'd share this incase anyone else needs this.
You don't have to keep the VM running at all times, only open it when you need to change the RGB then close. The mouse has onboard memory that stores the color/DPI data.

Here's the setup I used:

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Windows 10 in QEMU on virt-manager

First, install QEMU and virt-manager. This can be done for example using

sudo apt install qemu-kvm libvirt-daemon-system libvirt-clients bridge-utils virt-manager

on ubuntu.

You then need to open virt-manager from your application menu and create a windows 10 virtual machine. If you need help on how to do that - find a guide for that and come back once you finished.

After installing the system in the vm, reboot. Now before we passthrough our mouse you need to do some adjustments.
Go to windows settings in the vm and set cursor size to one bigger than 4. It seems that when passing through the mouse if the cursor size is below 4 it won't show up.

Now stop the VM and we are ready to passthrough the mouse. Go to VM settings ("i" icon) and click Add Hardware. Select usb device and your mouse (mine showed up as SINOWEALTH Wired Gaming Mouse). IMPORTANT: Go back to the graphical console tab and THEN start the VM. Your cursor should now be locked in the VM as we passed through the mouse. Now open your web browser (still in the VM) and download glorious's model o drivers and install. You should now be able to configure your mouse settings in the glorious app in the VM. Once you're done just stop the VM and your settings should keep working!

04/19/2021 09:42:53 CEST

Godot Showcase - Gravity Ace developer talks about his experience
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/godot-showcase-john-watson-gravity-ace
04/19/2021 09:36:27 CEST

Having trouble installing a game on Wineskin

Hello! This is the log I get whenever I run the program.

000b:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 000d:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 0010:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 0017:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device object 0x6003 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device Unable to create plug in interface for USB deviceobject 0x6007 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device Unable to create plug in interface for USB deviceobject 0x600b 001f:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 

OS: MacOS Big Sur 11.2.3

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB

Engine: WS11WineCX64Bit20.0.2

Wrapper: Wineskin

04/19/2021 09:33:31 CEST

Vircadia 2021.1.1 "Eos" Released!
URL: https://vircadia.com/2021/04/2021-1-1-eos-released/
04/19/2021 09:32:25 CEST

Top Nations by Wine Consumption per Person - 1961/2018
URL: https://statisticsanddata.org/data/top-nations-by-wine-consumption-per-person-1961-2018/
04/19/2021 09:26:47 CEST

A guide to using Ubuntu/Ubuntu based/Debian distros for a total beginner in 2021!

I have been daily driving Linux since almost 2 years now, I have been through a lot of distros, a lot of desktop environments and every other good thing the community has to give. It was about time I gave back the help I have gotten from the community.

I will cover a few questions beginners usually have.

  • What is Linux?

Linux is an open source kernel, not in proper terms an operating system. The operating system runs on top of the kernel. This is like NT in windows. The kernel has had many revisions, 5.12 being the newest revision. You can build the kernel by yourself via GCC or Clang.

  • What are distros?

A distro is basically in layman terms a distribution, Ubuntu is one such distribution. Many people stick to Ubuntu and ignore the goodies Ubuntu based distros have with the same ease of usage and a different UI or more features. I am currently driving, Pop!_OS which I switched to recently from Elementary OS 6.

That's cool, what distros can I use?
I recommend sticking to Debian/Ubuntu based distros in the beginning like:

  • Elementary OS (UI Focused)
  • POP!_OS (Stable and up to date with a lot of gaming additions)
  • Ubuntu (Plain old Ubuntu, I usually don't use it)
  • Zorin OS (stick to core as its free and full doesn't give any usefull aditions to users like us)
  • Kubuntu (Ubuntu but with KDE Plasma, don't know what KDE is? Refer to the desktop environments section)
    And a bunch more.

  • What is a Desktop Environment (DE)?

The versitality and open source nature of Linux and its distros have allowed people to ship them in various flavors called Desktop environment. A desktop environment controls the apps that are shipped, the way they look and so much more. Some common DEs are GNOME, KDE, XFCE, MATE, Pantheon and much more. You can simply search these names and check images to understand what I'm talking about.

  • Okay, I'm sold. But, how do I use Linux?

Welcome to the club, you would enjoy a lot of open source and free software here. This guide is focused on Ubuntu/Debian/Ubuntu based distro help but if you got a question about Arch I might be able to help in comments. In 2021, Linux isn't the black background green text terminal spam you've always seen. Now you can do almost everything via GUI, I mean it. You can go to a website, install a .deb and install it like you would on Windows. It's really that easy. But at times you'd have to use the terminal, maybe because it's needed or you just find it faster and easier like me.

  • Package installation

The .deb method works, works very well infact. But using apt is just faster and easier.

The way it works is

sudo apt-get install packagename

Here, sudo gives root privileges or administrator access for someone coming from Windows, apt-get is the name of the package manager. You can also use apt instead, install instructs the package manager to well, install the package we install.

To install chromium (OSS chrome)

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Yeah, you're done and have your first installed package via the terminal! Snap is also there to help here, but you can google about it and get the help since its actually pretty easy!

  • Teach me more about the terminal

Okay, this is fun. The terminal uses commands. Some of which are:

  1. cd

cd or change directory lets you change the folder you are currently in.

cd ~/Desktop

will take you to the Desktop folder, remember Linux is case sensitive, if you type desktop here instead of Desktop, it will not work.

  1. rm

This lets you delete a file.

rm -rf windows.iso

This will delete a file named windows.iso in the folder you are currently in.

  1. mv/cp

mv will move a file, cp will copy a file

mv windows.iso ~/Desktop/windows.iso

This will move windows.iso from here to Desktop. Same for cp but it will copy instead.

You can find more help via this resource.

You are now ready, you can now do a lot of things and harness linux's power, you can do tons of things from gaming to even compiling custom android distributions for your phone! The world of Linux is glad to have you.

Got some questions? I will try my best to reply to your comments.

04/19/2021 08:31:52 CEST

How to get wine on Ubuntu 16.04?

I have followed steps online to download the wine software on Ubuntu 16.04 but have had no success. Please help me.

04/19/2021 07:58:22 CEST

AC Odyssey - won't run after first time

Debian Bullseye. Black Flag and Origins ran fine. I installed and ran Odyssey and despite a few audio sync issues it ran well. I tinkered with the settings and such for 2 hours and all very smooth.

But when I started the game anew it informed me it can't run as uplay isn't installed. I've googled and found no clear way forward. (Uplay is a pita time and time again even on the other AC games I've played using proton through Steam on Linux).

While I've since been refunded I'd really like to play this at a later date. Solutions? Origins ran brilliantly and is a gaming masterpiece.

04/19/2021 07:52:47 CEST

Cyberpunk Cyber Engine Tweaks?

Anyone got this to work? I'd really like to try out some third person, but the mod needs this and it doesnt seem to be working under Proton GE 6.4.

04/19/2021 05:18:10 CEST

Godot Wild Jam #32 is over with over 90 games made with Linux support (either native or via HTML ). Rating in progress
URL: https://itch.io/jam/godot-wild-jam-32/entries
04/19/2021 04:59:43 CEST

No Textures in The Long Dark(using Heroic game launcher).

I installed the game using Heroic game Launcher, the game is running, but It's missing the textures(they're all white), the sky and the trees are ok though, I've tried to switch the wine's version to ProtonGE and the problem continues, If someone could help me I would appreciate it, thanks.

04/19/2021 04:17:17 CEST

Is there a way to mod Resident Evil 3 on linux?

I been looking for a way to mod RE3 since the game doesn't offer a variety of costumes

04/19/2021 01:54:35 CEST

Help for freezing wine game

Hello! I have gotten Dragon Age 2 to work after days of finagling, but now it freezes about 20 seconds after launching the game or even earlier. It doesn't seen to be an overload of tasks or my processing (running at 60 fps and my computer is not hot). Anyone know a troubleshooting procedure for this? I can still go to a different window, move my cursor, and the music is playing like nothing happened.

04/19/2021 01:33:53 CEST

Scaling doesn't allow me to select full screen resolution in games

Hello, I have the same problem both in KDE Wayland and in Sway (Wayland also). If I set the resolution scaling to 2 when I launch any game I can only select a resolution up to 1080p. I have a 4K screen and I would like to know if it's possible in any way to fix this. Thanks in advance for any helpful tips. :)

04/19/2021 01:31:20 CEST

Games in fullscreen freezing randomly. At my wit's end.

I need help. Recently I cloned my old hard drive to an SSD and moved it to a new computer, and any game (and presumably any fullscreen application) in fullscreen or "windowed fullscreen" mode will randomly freeze every 5-10 minutes, the freeze will continue until i alt-tab out of the game and back in. I've duckduckgo'ed about this many times and I just can't find anyone with the same issue as me, and when i find a similar issue on a forum, none of the fixes work. This only happens in fullscreen or windowed fullscreen modes and my current fix is to just play on windowed mode until i can fix this properly.

Things I've tried:

Reinstalling nvidia proprietary drivers

using windowed mode(stops random freezing, but not a fix for my problem as i like to play in fullscreen mode), this is what makes me doubtful that it's due to overheating.

switching to ahci mode in bios (it was already on ahci mode, switching it to ide mode didn't help)

restarting the games

restarting my computer

verifying game cache

reinstalling games

Things I haven't tried

Reinstalling lubuntu. It's a huge pain and I'd rather not if it isn't needed.



CPU: i7-8700k RAM: 16GB DDR4 GPU: GTX 750Ti OS: Lubuntu 20.04 (LTS) with LXDE.

Ask for more information and it shall be provided (within reason)

04/19/2021 00:41:17 CEST

(Theoretical Idea for a Hobby) Possibility of creating a custom Linux OS to play old Windows PC games on Original Xbox

Please Note: I'm insane... But in a quirky, inventive way :)

As with all my ideas, this one hit me while I was squatting over the shitter. Unlike it's contemporaries of the day (Looking at you GameCube and PlayStation 2), it struck me that the Xbox is equipped with a X86 Based 700 MhZ Intel Pentium paired with a GeForce 3 GPU. The only problem? The system has a mere 64MB RAM soldered and to make matters worse it's shared with the GPU.

Now here's my idea: Many older games such as El Matador, NFS III and Tomb Raider: Legend simply hate modern hardware. They just aren't optimised. So, what I was thinking was either stripping down a popular, 32Bit supported OS like openSUSE and optimising it for Original XBox hardware (custom desktop) or building a desktop from scratch. The only Linux based OS that I know would run rather comfortably on such hardware is Puppy Linux.

The Theoretical OS in question would have to support:

A 700MhZ Dual Core Processor

Graphics Drivers to support a GeForce 3 GPU

Ability to run with a mere 32MB RAM or less by prioritising Swap Memory for both RAM and GPU

Run Wine, DXVK and Lutris with almost no problems

Is any of this possible? Or should I be locked up in a mental institute for the criminally outrageous?

Looking forward to the comments, Regards Dean

04/19/2021 00:36:28 CEST

Saves from Windows to Linux on Steam

So, my question is fairly dumb. Can Steam on Linux download and utilize Steamcloud saves created on windows?

04/18/2021 23:51:21 CEST

IGPU is prioritized in vulkan and sometimes OpenGL games and DGPU is not used.

It seems that Vulkan uses my IGPU instead of my DgGPU. I have tried launch parameters like MESA_VK_DEVICE_SELECT=1002:67df NODEVICE_SELECT=1 DRI_PRIME=1. Specifically I have a 2400g 580 16gbs ram and arch is installed in a 128gb SSD. I have found out that Vulkan is trying to use a AMD GPU switch layer or something though I am not sure how I could change the GPU being used from the Vega 11 to the 580. Specifically speaking I am trying to launch steam games though i haven't tried anything else other than steam games such as Lutris though OpenGL games utilize the right GPU which confuses me even more because Vulkan should be using the same GPU. What is more confusing is that vkcube uses the 580 but the games I play don't for some reason which muddy thing further.

I have also open up Vulkaninfo and it shows that the Vega 11 is GPU 0 and the 580 is GPU 1 though that still doesn't explain why vkcube uses it and not any of the Vulkan games. There is also a switchable graphics layer though I don't know exactly what that does, all Vulkan games I ran (granted only 2 games and one was under dxvk and the other seemingly native) seem to run off the IGPU according to mangohud and they have horrible framerate and in the case of the native vulkan game seem to lack vram which would make sense because of the 2gb that the igpu takes from my ram.

04/18/2021 23:51:21 CEST

Highlight chapter on linux

Any highlight chapter on linux like medal.tv or lowkey.gg

04/18/2021 22:45:22 CEST

I've got some questions regarding one of the newest kernel patches

So recently I heard that you can play every game on Linux that doesn't have an anti cheat and I wanted to know if it's correct

04/18/2021 21:45:24 CEST

I just submitted a game to the Godot Will jam #32 (Seven of Heart) with Linux port and code is under GPL. Wish me good luck
URL: https://jonasmv.itch.io/seven-of-heart
04/18/2021 21:26:11 CEST

Any good macro software recommendations?

I recently moved to Linux and I can't find a good macro recorder that can execute macros like:

do click while mouse pressed.

Any feedback is appreciated!

04/18/2021 21:23:19 CEST

Is AMD TearFree input lag too bad for gaming?

Using X11 w/ i3wm, not sure why but there's screen-tearing, and it's considerable while gaming. Found of AMD's ""TearFree" command for xorg, it seems to solve my issues. I've looked at forums and wikis but I'm not sure how much this effects gaming. I know there's input lag but I'm wondering if it's bad enough to just accept the tearing in the first place. Thanks.

04/18/2021 21:22:34 CEST

Steam being unstable recently?

I'm on Arch Linux rocking an AMD graphics card and mesa 21.

I've been noticing recently (I'd estimate around the last few weeks, not sure if related to mesa 21 release) that a lot of my games had been crashing, even ones that are usually rock solid like Rocket League.

My issues are twofold, and I assume they are related.

  • Games are freezing/crashing often. I used to get a crash once in a blue moon, and it would take my entire system down. Now I'm getting a freeze every few hours of gameplay, depending on the game. Generally the game itself just locks up, and I either have to switch workspaces or to a TTY to kill it manually.

  • Steam Crashes often. Before this, I never had an issue with Steam being stable, just a few annoying UI bugs. Now, I often return to my PC after some time and find that Steam has crashed. Not only that, it's crashing during games, and even when I was simply validating local files.

The game that crashes most often is Cyberpunk 2077, but I'm not surprised by that in the least. The type of crash varies, from a relatively harmless freezing of the game to a immediate black screen accompanied by "hardware error" warnings on my next boot. Sometimes I can play all day without a problem, sometimes my PC crashes loading into my save for the first time that day.

Just a few minutes ago, I was playing for roughly 30 mins and I noticed that Steam crashed. I launched it through the command line, and the only error I saw was

crash_20210418111207_1.dmp[11291]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)
crash_20210418111207_1.dmp[11291]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
crash_20210418111207_1.dmp[11291]: response: CrashID=bp-d0b488a7-748e-4746-87f2-5f1c12210418
crash_20210418111207_1.dmp[11291]: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20210418111207_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-d0b488a7-748e-4746-87f2-5f1c12210418''
/home/gideon/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 771:  5370 Segmentation fault      (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$STEAMEXEPATH" "$@"

Which isn't much to go on. I also checked the journal, and this is what a crash looks like:

|Apr 17 16:18:21 reaper audit[2916339]: ANOM_ABEND auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 ses=5 pid=2916339 comm="steam" exe="/home/gideon/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam" sig=11 res=1                                                                           
Apr 17 16:18:21 reaper assert_20210417155903_1.dmp[3026632]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)                                                                                                                                                                
Apr 17 16:18:21 reaper audit: BPF prog-id=8080 op=LOAD                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Apr 17 16:18:21 reaper audit: BPF prog-id=8081 op=LOAD                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Apr 17 16:18:21 reaper audit: BPF prog-id=8082 op=LOAD                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Apr 17 16:18:21 reaper systemd[1]: Started Process Core Dump (PID 3026633/UID 0).                                                                                                                                                                           
Apr 17 16:18:21 reaper audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-coredump@14-3026633-0 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'                                   
Apr 17 16:18:22 reaper assert_20210417155903_1.dmp[3026632]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes                                                                                                                                    
Apr 17 16:18:22 reaper assert_20210417155903_1.dmp[3026632]: response: CrashID=bp-477589b9-2eee-4cee-bcfa-c31172210417                                                                                                                                      
Apr 17 16:18:22 reaper assert_20210417155903_1.dmp[3026632]: file ''/tmp/dumps/assert_20210417155903_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-477589b9-2eee-4cee-bcfa-c31172210417''                                                                               
Apr 17 16:18:23 reaper systemd-coredump[3026635]: Process 2916339 (steam) of user 1000 dumped core.                                                                                                                                                         
                                                  Stack trace of thread 2916339:                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                  #0  0x00000000f79a0fea __strlen_sse2_bsf (libc.so.6 + 0x91fea)                                                                                                                                            
                                                  #1  0x00000000d6fb0213 n/a (/home/gideon/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.so + 0x664213)                                                                                                        
                                                  #2  0x00000000ec4f955e g_cclosure_marshal_VOID__OBJECTv (libgobject-2.0.so.0 + 0xd55e)                                                                                                                    
                                                  #3  0x00000000ec51849d g_signal_emit_valist (libgobject-2.0.so.0 + 0x2c49d)                                                                                                                               
                                                  #4  0x00000000ec51872f g_signal_emit_by_name (libgobject-2.0.so.0 + 0x2c72f)                                                                                                                              
                                                  #5  0x00000000e5611056 n/a (n/a + 0x0)                                                                                                                                                                    
Apr 17 16:18:23 reaper systemd[1]: systemd-coredump@14-3026633-0.service: Deactivated successfully.                                                                                                                                                         
Apr 17 16:18:23 reaper audit[1]: SERVICE_STOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-coredump@14-3026633-0 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'

Even after Steam crashed midgame, Cyberpunk kept chugging for another 4 minutes until it too froze and had to be killed. I'm just a bit confused and irritated because Steam has been fine in the past, but only now am I having issues.

04/18/2021 21:06:58 CEST

A Linux User's Guide to Command & Conquer

I love RTSes. They're a ton of fun. I also love Command and Conquer, because it's stupid and hilarious. Unfortunately, I play on Linux or not at all. And if you thought making Command and Conquer games run was a right pain in the ass back on Windows... ouch.

So, here are my notes on getting each C&C game to run as best it can on Linux, starting with:

  • C&C: Tiberian Dawn/Red Alert: Here, you have options, since EA released the game for free. Option 1: CnCNet's installers. These actually even come with Linux versions (don't get too excited: they're just wine wrappers) and are generally easy to work with. There are Lutris installers that wrap them, and it's overall very easy (just make sure you add ddraw to your dll overrides in wine as native,builtin). However, if you're a diehard Linux exclusionist... option 2: Vanilla-Conquer is a project that uses the GPLed code from C&C Remastered to rebuild the original C&C executables with cross-platform support. It works... okay, allegedly, but it would probably work better if I could get it to run: In order to make Vanilla Conquer play nice, you need to have an unmodified install of C&C Gold/Red Alert, as they would have come on-disk: The installs from the CnCNet installers won't cut it. And sure, EA put up those disks for free, you can just download them, but... well, the installers are temperamental at best. I couldn't get an install off the disks because the installer kept complaining that I didn't have the disks inserted. So good luck with that. You might have the best luck with the game data in C&C Remastered, but I didn't really test that. Option 3: C&C Remastered. Yeah, it means putting $20 in EA's pocket, but honestly I'd say they deserve it for this. C&C Remastered is a really, really good release, it runs flawlessly through Proton, it doesn't install Origin in your prefix, and it has full mod support thanks to game code and a map editor that are both GPLed (please, someone port that map editor to linux... I might learn C# just to do it myself). And it has substantial control improvements over the originals (right clicks! Oh, how I missed you), and a remastered soundtrack, which is honestly worth the $20 in and of itself (hence why one of the very few programming projects I completed was writing a tool to rip it from the game files). If you want to play multiplayer, CnCnet or Remastered are the way to go... or you could play OpenRA, but honestly OpenRA is less a recreation and more a new game that plays like C&C and uses its assets. Still a great time though.

  • Tiberian Sun: Honestly, just use the CnCNet installer. This one's freeware too, and the installer runs beautifully. The Lutris script works great. There are merely a handful of catches here you might run up against if you're installing by hand. If you're playing multiplayer, you'll need to run the CnCNet client, which requires dotnet40 and possibly also xna40 (I don't think Sun's does, but a number of the others do, including the launcher for Twisted Insurrection, an excellent standalone mod based on the Sun engine). Once again, you'll need to put ddraw in your DLL overrides (this will be a theme). ddraw.ini in your SUN install directory can be used to customize a number of options, including having the game use OpenGL as a backend and forcing the game to run in windowed mode. You can use the game's own SUN.INI file to set your resolution to native, although I believe this is also selectable in the menu once the game is patched up. If you want to play LAN, you'll also need to install the RA2/YR/TD LAN fix, and put wsock32 on your DLL overrides list. CnCnet also has its own LAN feature, which doesn't require this.

  • Red Alert II/Yuri's Revenge: Hooo boy. This is where the pain starts. Red Alert II, unlike all prior Command and Conquers, was never made freeware. You'll have to buy it. Easier said than done: RA2 is, presently, only available for purchase on Origin, as part of Command and Conquer: The Ultimate Collection, which gives you every C&C game ever for the convenient price of $20. Y'know. With the less convenient problem that you just bought all the games... on Origin, the EA platform that is bad. And sucks. And of course, because EA is EA, this remaster was put together by a division separate from the one that made C&C Remastered and that hates humanity. Like most divisions of EA. So you end up with a collection of games that HAVEN'T been fixed to run properly on new versions of windows... but HAVE been modified to include Origin DRM, disable mod support, and not recognize command-line options. It's the worst of both worlds! Fortunately, there is a fix. Step one is to download the Origin client in a wineprefix (Lutris helps here) and install RA2. Ordinarily at this point you would probably have to install a cracked executable, but that's fortunately not necessary here: just go over to xwis and download their C&C RA2 multiplayer installer. This is a NoCD patch for RA2 and Yuri's Revenge, and yes, it is official and totally legal. It essentially removes all DRM, to the point that you can straight-up copy your RA2 install folder between systems and have it work. So that's great. Once you've done that, install cnc-ddraw or ts-ddraw and add ddraw to your DLL overrides. Or install CnCnet, which will do all that for you. In order to play online with XWis, you'll need your CD key, which you can find under game information in Origin. I never got this to work, but in theory it should be doable. CnCnet is much easier to get working, you'll just need to install dotnet40 and xna40 using winetricks, and run the CnCnet installer. If you want to use the game's internal LAN, the aforementioned LAN fix and wsock2 DLL override work fine. However, it seems that CnCnet detects this as a cheat or something, because it vanishes from the game directory after running the cncnet client. So that's fun. Annnd... that's pretty much everything, I think.

  • Command & Conquer Generals/Zero Hour: Unfortunately, we are now out of the realm of games that can be entirely fixed by a simple EXE swap out of hand. Fortunately, there are still fixes. Like all games in The Ultimate Collection (Ultimately inferior, more like...), Generals is compromised by terrible EA DRM. Unlike RA2, you can't entirely remove it, but for it and all subsequent games I'll discuss, the best way to handle things is to used the Fixed Launchers Installer. This beauty applies registry fixes and replaces the executables with slightly patched versions that remove a bit of that pesky EA DRM. You still need to have Origin installed in the prefix (I tried to avoid that, believe me), but once you've run the fixer, you no longer need to launch the games through Origin (and in fact should avoid doing so), or their launchers, and can just launch the EXEs directly. Furthermore, you don't need to keep Origin running. Oh, and mods work again. So that's all lovely. The other fix required for Renegades and Zero Hour is gentool which is a d3d8.dll replacement (add that to your DLL overrides...) which fixes the multiplayer, allows for playing at higher resolutions, offers rudimentary anticheat for online play (in that it verifies and checksums the loaded content) and so on. Never leave home without it.

  • Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars/Kane's Wrath/Red Alert 3/Uprising: Just buy them on Steam, honestly. You'll be saving yourself a lot of pain, they work right out of the box. What, you wanna save money? Fiiiiiiiine. Once again you'll need the fixed launchers installer, as linked above. Then... just launch the games. They pretty much work. Well, okay, except for online, which went down with GameSpy. There is an alternate online service run by the fans, but I couldn't get the installer to run under wine. So that's that. You may need to put your display resolution in the .ini file, because it may not be selectable, but really there's not much else to it.

  • Command and Conquer Renegade: This one pretty much works. You'll need to run the configuration tool that comes with it (WWconfig or something) to make it work right. Unfortunately, the standard Multiplayer option for this game is W3DHub, which uses the very latest dotnet. So... that's a non-starter. Seeing as how the multiplayer is the main reason to play Renegade, this is a pretty big issue. If you really want that gameplay, I recommand just picking up Renegade X instead, since it's free, and it runs much better through Wine.

  • Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight: Ahahahahahaaaa no. I'm not going to tell you how to install Command and Conquer 4. Why would I do something like that? I like you. That would be cruel.

04/18/2021 20:54:40 CEST

GTA V SC Overlay + graphics bug in menus (using Proton GE 6.5-2)

I keep getting this graphics bug ( https://imgur.com/I3MOUwr ) and also the social club overlay isn't working properly, any suggestions? (I'm on Arch Linux using Heroic Launcher + Proton GE 6.5-2)

04/18/2021 19:38:47 CEST

R6 offline, without Battle Eye

Does anyone know how to launch it? Added this line in the launch options, but game still won't open.

%command% /belaunch -be -vulkan

04/18/2021 19:32:33 CEST

has wine start problem been fixed in wine 6.6 devel?

in the last version of wine 6.5, there was problems using wine in the console, so you had to replace it with wine64. i am wondering if this has been fixed in the latest version?

04/18/2021 18:59:54 CEST

Black screen whike trying to play a gam on heroic launcher

Hi im trying to play neverwinter on heroic launcher but im getting black screen at launch, what to do?

04/18/2021 17:56:12 CEST

Get Scrap Mechanic running on Linux

Here I am trying to play Scrap Mechanic and it crashes on start. No matter what. I have tried setting version to win32 and win64. Made its own prefix. Installed on the things in the Redist folder. Here is my logs.

Unhandled exception: unimplemented function concrt140.dll.??0_TaskCollection@details@Concurrency@@QEAA@XZ called in 64-bit code (0x000000007b0122ce).
Register dump:
 rip:000000007b0122ce rsp:000000000011f580 rbp:000000000011f890 eflags:00000202 (   - --  I   - - - )
 rax:000000000011f5c0 rbx:000000007b60e728 rcx:000000000011f5a0 rdx:0000000000000001
 rsi:000000000011f690 rdi:000000000011f5d0  r8:0000000000000002  r9:000000000011f680 r10:0000000001dd8ef0
 r11:0000000001cf0138 r12:0000000000020050 r13:000000000011fd00 r14:0000000000000004 r15:0000000000000020
Stack dump:
0x000000000011f580:  000000000011f5a0 006e006f00690074
0x000000000011f590:  0074006100440020 0000000000000061
0x000000000011f5a0:  0000000180000100 0000000000000000
0x000000000011f5b0:  000000007b0122ce 0000000000000002
0x000000000011f5c0:  00000000684c2000 00000000684c2215
0x000000000011f5d0:  0000000000000002 0000000000000138
0x000000000011f5e0:  0000000000000138 0000000000000002
0x000000000011f5f0:  0000000000000138 000000007bc2b4cc
0x000000000011f600:  000000000011f6a0 0000000000000001
0x000000000011f610:  0000000140c03018 0000000000000000
0x000000000011f620:  0000000140bcab08 0000000000000000
0x000000000011f630:  0000000000000000 000000000011f628
=>0 0x000000007b0122ce EntryPoint+0xffffffffffffffff() in kernelbase (0x000000000011f890)
0x000000007b0122ce EntryPoint+0xffffffffffffffff in kernelbase: nop 
Module  Address                 Debug info  Name (66 modules)
PE            240000-          44f000   Deferred        myguiengine
PE            450000-          564000   Deferred        ole32
PE            570000-          573000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0
PE            580000-          583000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0
PE            590000-          c36000   Deferred        freeimage
PE            c40000-          e2d000   Deferred        fmod
PE            e30000-          f97000   Deferred        fmodstudio
PE            fa0000-         1021000   Deferred        lua51
PE           1030000-         1199000   Deferred        steam_api64
PE           11a0000-         184c000   Deferred        assimp
PE           1850000-         18de000   Deferred        bugsplat64
PE           18e0000-         1960000   Deferred        wininet
PE          61540000-        6157f000   Deferred        advapi32
PE          61780000-        617ad000   Deferred        vcomp140
PE          61d00000-        61d04000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0
PE          61d80000-        61d85000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0
PE          62100000-        62192000   Deferred        msvcp140
PE          62980000-        62988000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-1
PE          62b40000-        62b43000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0
PE          62dc0000-        62e42000   Deferred        rpcrt4
PE          63280000-        6328d000   Deferred        version
PE          63540000-        63544000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0
PE          639c0000-        639d9000   Deferred        shcore
PE          64440000-        6451f000   Deferred        msvcp120
PE          64840000-        64891000   Deferred        shlwapi
PE          64cc0000-        64df2000   Deferred        oleaut32
PE          65b40000-        65b43000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0
PE          66400000-        66403000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0
PE          66c40000-        66c48000   Deferred        api-ms-win-appmodel-runtime-l1-1-2
PE          67140000-        671f3000   Deferred        msvcr120
PE          67600000-        67607000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0
PE          68300000-        68352000   Deferred        combase
PE          684c0000-        6850d000   Deferred        concrt140
PE          69200000-        6920c000   Deferred        vcruntime140_1
PE          69e40000-        69e60000   Deferred        msacm32
PE          6a200000-        6a2b7000   Deferred        winmm
PE          6aa80000-        6aa87000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-fibers-l1-1-1
PE          6b300000-        6b307000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-localization-obsolete-l1-2-0
PE          6b5c0000-        6b5c4000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0
PE          6ba00000-        6ba28000   Deferred        sechost
PE          6bac0000-        6bb34000   Deferred        setupapi
PE          6c7c0000-        6c942000   Deferred        gdi32
PE          6cd40000-        6cd43000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0
PE          6dc80000-        6dc88000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0
PE          6e740000-        6e7a6000   Deferred        d3d11
PE          6eb00000-        6ed22000   Deferred        user32
PE          6f880000-        6f8ea000   Deferred        dbghelp
PE          6fd00000-        6fd04000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0
PE          6fd80000-        6fd87000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-1
PE          70040000-        70059000   Deferred        vcruntime140
PE          700c0000-        700d0000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0
PE          70740000-        7075f000   Deferred        mpr
PE          70940000-        70a3a000   Deferred        ucrtbase
PE          71000000-        71018000   Deferred        imm32
PE          7a850000-        7a854000   Deferred        opengl32
PE          7b000000-        7b0d3000   Export          kernelbase
PE          7b600000-        7b812000   Deferred        kernel32
PE          7bc00000-        7bc93000   Deferred        ntdll
PE         140000000-       140f6e000   Deferred        scrapmechanic
PE         180000000-       180451000   Deferred        d3dcompiler_47
PE      7f727f380000-    7f727f384000   Deferred        winex11
PE      7f727fa80000-    7f7280357000   Deferred        shell32
PE      7f7280490000-    7f7280494000   Deferred        iphlpapi
PE      7f72804d0000-    7f72804d4000   Deferred        ws2_32
PE      7f7280520000-    7f7280524000   Deferred        wined3d
PE      7f72807e0000-    7f72807e4000   Deferred        dxgi
process  tid      prio (all id:s are in hex)
00000038 services.exe
    0000003c    0
    00000040    0
    0000004c    0
    00000074    0
    00000094    0
    000000c8    0
    000000dc    0
00000044 winedevice.exe
    00000048    0
    00000054    0
    00000058    0
    0000005c    0
00000068 plugplay.exe
    0000006c    0
    00000078    0
    0000007c    0
    00000080    0
    000000ac    0
00000088 winedevice.exe
    0000008c    0
    0000009c    0
    000000a4    0
    000000a8    0
    000000b4    0
    000000bc    0
000000c0 svchost.exe
    000000c4    0
    000000cc    0
    000000d0    0
000000d4 rpcss.exe
    000000d8    0
    000000e0    0
    000000e4    0
    000000e8    0
    000000ec    0
    00000170    0
00000158 (D) C:\Program Files (x86)\Scrap.Mechanic.v0.5.1.658\Release\ScrapMechanic.exe
    0000015c    0 <==
    0000018c    0
00000160 explorer.exe
    00000164    0
    00000168    0
    0000016c    0
System information:
    Wine build: wine-6.6
    Platform: x86_64
    Version: Windows 7
    Host system: Linux
    Host version: 5.11.15-arch1-2
04/18/2021 17:45:17 CEST

Unable to move around with mouse

Hello guys,

I was playing without any issues on my GNU/Gentoo Linux : Blizzard games and Final Fantasy 14 online mainly.

But suddenly, only when playing Overwatch and FF14 online, I cannot move the camera or trigger weapon. I tried using wine-staging 6.5 (6.6 is the newest on Portage), charging full-screen mode and windowed mode, or charging an option in winecfg but no think works.

I updated my system but no effect.

Is there a solution to this issue? FF14 is playable but I just cannot play Overwatch.


04/18/2021 16:13:27 CEST

Steam proton Mod Organizer


I have installed oblivion on steam and it can run.

The issue is, how can I install mod organizer on it?

I have tried to manually do it by setting the prefix and proton env variables but it's too cumbersome.

I have looked into lutris, but I can't see to add a steam proton game, and run manually an exe within the prefix.

Is there another way to do it?

I don't want to use lutris mod organizer installer because I've looked at the script and it doesn't do what I want, but I can't figure how to do it manually.

Thank you

04/18/2021 14:59:07 CEST

Blade Symphony (F2P sword fighting game) patch 4 enabled texture streaming
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/bladesymphony/announcements/detail/5440887195832993994
04/18/2021 12:55:21 CEST


Has someone found a way to use game pass on Linux or nah? (Im expecting a big NO in the answers but just to be sure)

04/18/2021 12:50:37 CEST

The Sunday Papers - Linux and Gaming odds and ends
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/the-sunday-papers-linux-and-gaming-odds-and-ends
04/18/2021 12:02:58 CEST

Controller Issues on Debian Laptop with Enter the Gungeon

I am using a third party Nintendo Pro Controller (pretty much this one, but with different colors) on a Debian 10 system on my Dell Inspiron 13 7359 laptop.

When I load up Enter the Gungeon, my controller connects, but some of the inputs are incorrect. Although most of it is solvable by remmaping, the right sticks inputs are all wonky, and moving the stick left and right show up as the same input.

Steam does not have this issue, and it seems to recognize the pro controller just fine, however, I am unable to launch enter the gungeon through steam, and I am also trying to not use steam for services such as controller management.

How do I get it to "just work?"

04/18/2021 11:57:03 CEST

Linux-Gamer asks kindly for a Linux-Build - Eudora Dev answers with a working Linux Release only 4 Hours after! Check out the - now native - retro RTS Eudora!
URL: https://deerbell.itch.io/eudora
04/18/2021 10:48:59 CEST

Impossible to play Path of Exile


Since next patch, Ive had no luck launching PoE through steam. Ive tried all the 4-5 last Proton release and the latest GE release, with no luck.

The intro cutscenes of gears plays, then theres a bit of the loading animation, and then it crashes back to Steam. I cannot pick between Vulkan and Dx, weirdly, while the choice was offered to me during last league.

Im on Manjaro KDE, kernel 5.11.10-1 , with AMD 2600 cpu and a tiny 550 gpu (but worked fine last league). Oh, and Im pretty much a noob, I have no clue on how to proceed past that point, if theres no solution on protondb (there wasnt yet).

04/18/2021 10:23:15 CEST

Steam not detecting Logitech G29 on Manjaro

Hi reddit!

So I have Logitech G29 and when I plug into Steam, Steam shows it does not detect any controller while Linux recognizes it.

I tried both PS3 and PS4 mode, have Oversteer and lg4ff, still no luck, Steam keeps showing no controllers detected.

I am trying to play Assetto Corsa and ACC on Steam, any idea what should I do here?

04/18/2021 10:22:11 CEST

reducing wine startup time

I love wine/proton for making so many games accessible and it is working great for me. But the one thing I still wonder: Why is starting up a game in wine quite slow? I understand that the wine container needs to initialize, but is there no way to speed up the process? What are the bottlenecks here? Is there any advice on how I could tinker with this?

04/18/2021 10:20:47 CEST

FreeMazes3D seeking testers for version 0.1 of my Linux game

I have now released the first workable version of my very first Linux game FreeMazes3D.

FreeMazes3D is a free and open source 3D game that I have created using the BabylonJS engine and the Electron framework. The gameplay features retro-themed, labyrinth-style adventure and puzzle solving. It can be launched and played like a traditional desktop game.

The games mazes are randomly generated and come in three difficulties. Easy mazes are the smallest maps, with only one key to uncover and two puzzle rooms. Medium mazes are a bit larger, with two keys and three puzzle rooms. Hard difficulty offers the largest mazes, with three keys and four puzzles to solve. In this first version of the game, I only have four different types of puzzles. So if you play one hard mode maze you will see every puzzle type in one map.

Parts of the random mazes are also sealed off. The player must collect keys to get through gates and solve the puzzles to remove force field barriers. Treasure can be collected to increase score and hidden entrances to secret areas can be found in some of the puzzle rooms. The wall, floor, and sky colors are also random.

Controls are basic WASD for movement. E for activating objects in the environment. [ ] to toggle through inventory. And mouse for looking.

A native Linux executable can be downloaded from my github and played right away (no installation necessary):


Note, if you can not double click launch the executable, you can either launch it from a terminal or drag and drop the executable file into a terminal.

04/18/2021 10:02:01 CEST

Rockstar Launcher sees only 8gb of free space on disk

Hi. Why does Rockstar Launcher see only 8 gb of free space? I think screenshots are self-explanatory.



04/18/2021 10:00:30 CEST

Seafarer+ now live for wilderness survival roguelike Wayward with a new temperature system
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/seafarer-now-live-for-wilderness-survival-roguelike-wayward-with-a-new-temperature-system
04/18/2021 09:37:44 CEST

Steam Tinker Launcher: Making Tinkering Much Easier
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/steam-tinker-launcher-making-tinkering-much-easier/
04/18/2021 09:36:06 CEST

Are performance kernels like Liquorix or Xanmod stable for anyone?

I am currently running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS with the 5.4 generic kernel and Gnome Fallback in X11. I heard that you can get a noticable performance boost if you use a kernel with Fsync enabled like Liqourix or Xanmod (5.11). I tried both and while I did see an FPS boost in GTA V and Cyberpunk, they would frequently crash my display and I would have to restart gdm.

Has anyone experienced this or is it largely stable for most people? I couldn't find any documentation on frequent crashes on these kernels. If it were more stable, I would love to use them.

04/18/2021 07:33:53 CEST


I want to ask the community a question:

Is there a bright future for Linux Gaming? (I think there is)

To Clarify: I mean Wine/Proton/Native Games not VFIOS/KVM Windows

Love to hear your guys opinions

04/18/2021 07:00:32 CEST

Pirated Linux Native Games

I've looked a bit on the internet and I couldn't find anything on this. Is there anywhere from which you can obtain Pirated Linux-native games? And if not, how do you make your own game cracks for Linux?

04/18/2021 06:59:23 CEST

Black screen after character creation in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

Successfully managed to get Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition running today but cannot play any of the actual game at the moment. The opening ends up like this and then the screen stays completely black afterwards. Anyone have any idea for how I could fix this?

04/18/2021 05:19:53 CEST

VFIO vs Wine

Just wanted to know your opinion on it, what do you prefer using and why?

04/18/2021 02:56:05 CEST

Space Tower Defense mini game, itch.io and android (F-droid and Googleplay)
URL: https://youtu.be/lnsQ7tHBNuE
04/18/2021 01:04:54 CEST

Cant open official Minecraft Launcher

A friend of mine got Linux for trying to host a Minecraft server on his PC while gaming, but the Minecraft Launcher won't start. The message in the Window says

"Inspecting current version and waiting for Update"

tho the Launcher won't start, or update as stated. The installer ist installed from the current Minecraft.Deb found on minecraft.net

Distro is Debian, default-jre is installed

04/18/2021 00:44:23 CEST

CS:GO keeps detecting resolution of wrong (secondary) monitor

After a patch recently, CS:GO has decided to randomly start auto-detecting resolution at launch, but instead of detecting my primary monitor it's detecting the resolution of my second monitor. This is bad, because the second monitor is a 1080p monitor in portrait mode, so the resolution ends up being some random nonsense with 3/4ths of the screen clipped off.

Anyone else have this issue and maybe a solution? The first time it happened I managed to fix it by copying over the config files (~/.local/share/Steam/userdata/xxxx/730/) from my alternate account, but this doesn't seem to always work.

04/18/2021 00:21:07 CEST

Early marketing of a video game (surreal shooter)

I've decided to market one of my hobby projects early.
Even though it's more of an engine test rather than a game, I am willing to give it a go.
I am working on it in my spare time (I have a full-time job, not in game dev), but everything changes much faster than I am able to update marketing material.

Here's some outdated gameplay video
Itch link
The game is looking even better now and also is more complex and with more content.

Tl; dr:
$1 for GNU/Linux version.
The price will go up eventually, but not by much.
GNU/linux version will always be cheaper.
Because I love free software.
Game's source code is also available, but at much higher price.
Source code license is GNU AGPL v3, but you'll need to subscribe to some additional licenses and also to some paid commercial content if you want to fork and/or redistribute the game.
Windows build is outdated and will always be outdated.
Because I don't use Windows.

GNU/Linux will always be supported before any other platform.
Bugs will be fixed.
Game will be enjoyable.
Controls will be rebindable.
The price will go up.
Controversial content will be added and will not be censored out (but I'll make it optional, so sensitive people won't have to experience most of it unless they want to).

PS: if you want this game but for some reason don't feel like spending money, PM me something nice and we'll figure something out.

04/18/2021 00:03:20 CEST

How to fix Mouse Input delay and bad FPS

I am getting really bad stutters on manjaro. I have an RTX 3070 and Ryzen 7 3700X I tired the 3 version of proton and GE to no luck. What are some tweaks I can do to improve fps

04/17/2021 23:13:10 CEST

A thank-you to gaming on Linux

Hi all. I was introduced to using Linux as a daily driver about 9 months ago, and loved it ever since. I have able to have so much control over my computer, get to play with the new, wacky technologies everyone was working on, and still get to play my favorite games. It really was a life-changing experience to be able to use something other than Windows competently for the first time in my life, and I really will miss it. After a long time of wrestling with software issues, NVIDIA, and a whole melange of nitpicks and small problems, I've decided that I should go back to Windows, reluctantly. Sadly, the setup I have has gotten to the point where I am switching between my iGPU and my 2070 intermittently so that I may either play my intensive games or enjoy better compatibility with stuff like Wayland. And so I decided that I didn't want to bother with the hassle anymore.

I will say though, that Linux as a platform for gaming will never leave my mind, and one day, if GPU prices will ever go back to normal, I will try and buy something other than NVIDIA and return to this fantasy of awesome computing with Linux.

Has anyone else had to make this decision? Let me know in the comments if you so please, or just any thoughts you may have. Thanks to you all again, and I hope to come back here soon :)

04/17/2021 23:09:43 CEST

"Enable VAAPI as backend for DXVA2 GPU decoding" greyed out in wine-staging


While setting some new wine prefixes for various games/programs I noticed that "enable vaapi.." option is greyed out in staging tab.. Curiously I tested various wine-staging versions that I had laying around (or simply downgrading via arch linux archive) and for me back to 5.5 this option is still grayed out.. I don't remember when exactly have I seen it "available" for the last time, but gpu decoding works fine for other programs (firefox, mpv etc).. Have I missed when it actually stopped being available, or am I missing something for wine to enable this? Currently I am testing wine-tkg and this option is greyed out as well there (currently 6.6.r8)..

04/17/2021 21:57:02 CEST

Help me run Battlefield V on Linux

I'm trying for the entire day. help me!

04/17/2021 21:23:55 CEST

Can't get SkyUI to Work on Proton/ProtonGE (help) (Special ED)

I managed to install skyrim SE and it runs fine with a working vortex manager through lutris and Skyrim running through Steam with a custom GE proton.

Sadly SkyUI disables itself every time i start the game and I am unable to fix it.

I've found a possible solution here: https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/8193673-skyui-linux/.

But the folder /489830/ doesn't even exist on my version.

Has anyone ever encountered this before or knows what to ? :(

04/17/2021 21:15:18 CEST

Looking for Linux Native card based games for 2 or more players.

Hi all. I have a bunch of people interested in getting back into video games after a very long time away. We are use to playing games in person like Heroclix/Horrorclix, Magic:TCG, Marvel/DC/Valiant Deckbuilder, Call of Cthullu TCG, LotR TCG and other stuff.

Some of these are head to head while others are cooperative against the game in some fashion.

So far we've found the following games:

  • Argentum Age
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse

All of the users are using linux distros. What other games are available that are linux native (some users will not use wine or proton) with 2 or more players able to game together?

04/17/2021 20:03:37 CEST

Godot Web progress report #7: Virtual keyboard on the Web, better HTTPClient
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/godot-web-progress-report-7
04/17/2021 19:43:08 CEST

Cheat engine

Hi, I'm running cheat engine using wine but because of that i can't access any other process except cheat engine itself. Is there a way to let it access other processes?

04/17/2021 18:57:46 CEST

How to exit games that just makes your screen pitch black?

Alt f4 doesn't work every time. I tried to go tty and killall command, but dunno how should I do it. Where could I find the name of the app?

04/17/2021 18:42:12 CEST

Audio problems with Surviving Mars

I'm trying to get Surviving Mars to work right, but I'm having an impossible time with it. Originally, everything works fine, but after I alt+tabbed, the audio stopped working, and I've never been able to get it back. I've tried a new game install, a new wine prefix, and a bunch of other things. The game just doesn't play audio.

I don't see any problems anywhere in the logs (system logs, wine logs, game logs), so I'm not too sure what the problem is. The only thing I'm wondering right now is if the "default device" that the game says its using isn't working right. Is there a way to remove that from wine so the game is forced to pick a different device?

I'm also curious if anyone knows how the heroic game launcher (HGL) works? When I run the game through HGL it runs okay (except the audio is missing), but when I run it from terminal, wine crashes on me before the game launches.... so I must need to change my config, but I don't know what to change.

Unfortunately, I've found wine very frustrating to use, mostly because the user's manual is so unhelpful. If anybody has some good documentation on wine in general, that'd be great.


04/17/2021 18:34:43 CEST

Proton doesn't work on any titles.

Hello, me again. I made a post about not being able to play Holdfast: Nations at War using Proton a few days ago. I couldn't get any logs from Wine/Proton and decided that there might have been a problem with Proton itself instead of the game. Today I installed Victoria 2 to test my Proton and it didn't work either. I am using Arch Linux x86_64 and using the Steam Runtime ( although it seems to fail on native libraries as well). How can I fix this? Thanks in advance :)

04/17/2021 16:58:10 CEST

The Ultimate guide to install 'Epic Games GTA 5' using Heroic Launcher in any Linux Distro

[This is applicable to all other Titles in 'Epic Games']

First of all, if you want to learn about:
Gaming in Linux, Heroic Launcher, Wine, and Proton you can refer to these links -->

  1. Launch Epic Games without Launcher - YouTube 1
  2. Heroic Game Launcher - YouTube
  3. Wine - ArchWiki
  4. https://www.protondb.com/
  5. The Ultimate Linux Gaming Guide Chris Titus Tech

Now that you have got the idea about all this, you need to install the required software:

  1. heroic-games-launcher-bin (Non-Arch based Distro user can install from: GitHub - Heroic-Games-Launcher/HeroicGamesLauncher: A Native GUI Epic Games Launcher for Linux)

  2. steam-native-runtime

  3. mangohud ( a Vulkan overlay layer - optional) (Non-Arch based Distro user can install from: GitHub - flightlessmango/MangoHud: A Vulkan and OpenGL overlay for monitoring FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load and more. Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/Gj5YmBb)
    You can install these from the ' Garuda Gamer'

Now that you have installed the prerequisites, let's jump into the installation process:

Install GTA 5 in Heroic Launcher (refer to the 2nd link given above)

Now you need to install proton-experimental (you can try other versions of Proton as well), through Steam (ProtonDB says that GTA V works with Proton.)
Now follow these:-
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ii) now change the settings so that it matches this picture

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iii) Now you need to install a Steam game if you don't have any.
In this example, I am using Fishing Planet

iv) Now, go to the properties of your game

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v) change the settings so that it matches this picture:

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vi) Now launch your Steam game, Steam will install Proton for you on launch.

Now that you have got Proton from Steam, go to GTA 5 settings in Heroic Launcher

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Change the settings to match in the picture:
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ii) Add



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That's it you are done

Enjoy GTA 5 in Linux!

04/17/2021 16:14:55 CEST

How to force DXVK in proton?

I am currently troubleshooting frame-rate issues in Horizon Zero Dawn. It looks like steam uses VKD3D is there a way to use DXVK instead?

04/17/2021 15:56:57 CEST

Help playing WoW without lutris

So I'm currently using KDE with my Gentoo install and would rather not use lutris this time around.

I have installed Wine-Staging 6.6, used winetricks for corefonts, downloaded and setup dxvk and have the vulkan packages installed, with this the battle.net client runs fine and downloads WoW Classic but when I click play it just shows an invisible window and doesn't do anything and then need to use force a logout to be able to do anything.

I have prime rendering setup to use my nvidia card, so it's not a problem with that.

Anyone for any tips to get this working?

04/17/2021 12:59:21 CEST

Watchdogs 2: Failed to sync fence: VK_ERROR_DEVICE_LOST [lutris, wine 6.4-6.6, nvidia 460, dxvk 1.81l]

with the exact same config app runs without flaws on intel hd 620 (no dedicated memory) with 8-10 fps but nvidia dedicated chip (dx 11.1) throws out this error (already opened a dxvk-issue with no luck)?! maybe someone can help / had that before?

04/17/2021 12:54:36 CEST

Finding joy in ruining everyone's day in Rain on Your Parade - out now
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/finding-joy-in-ruining-everyones-day-in-rain-on-your-parade-out-now
04/17/2021 12:49:21 CEST

Error trying to open an installer

I'm on Void Linux and trying to open the installer for Growtopia, however I get this error on Wine 6.6: 002c:err:winediag:WS_getaddrinfo Failed to resolve your host
name IP wine: could not load kernel32.dll, status c0000135 How do I fix this?

04/17/2021 11:58:06 CEST

Among Us - Update broke online play?

My youngest daughter's laptop runs Ubuntu 18.04 and she was always able to play Among Us through Steam (with Proton 5.x). I'm not sure exactly what version of Among Us this was, 2020.something. Anyway she usually plays together with her older sister online - who is playing Among Us on a Windows laptop and that one just updated Among Us to version 2021.something.

So my youngest daughter updated Among Us through Steam, which went all fine, to ensure she has the same version as her older sister - all good so far.

But when she fires up Among Us, the game starts normally (with the IronSloth logo coming up) but then she gets an error saying that the game was unable to connect to her account (InterfaceInitFail) and she can no longer play online.

The release notes of Among Us state that they have changed how users login etc, so I suspect something changed here that broke this on Linux? I've tried updating Proton and Wine but to no avail.

Has anyone else experienced this problem with the most recent version of Among Us on Linux?

04/17/2021 10:18:19 CEST

playonmac skyrim

(m1 Big Sur Mac with 8gb memory 13.3-inch (2560 1600) and 113 storage available) downloaded playonmac steam. bought Skyrim open launcher click play. bam it closes on me. I don't know what to do

04/17/2021 08:40:44 CEST

What are some good games that will work via lutris/proton?

What are some good games that will work via lutris/proton?

04/17/2021 06:09:41 CEST

A full log can be found at /home/colec/.cache/yay/mangohud/src/build64/meson-logs/meson-log.txt ==&gt; ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

I get this everytime I try to insall mangohud in manjaro via yay

04/17/2021 05:36:45 CEST

Horizon Zero Dawn GOG "unfortunaly the game has crashed" box, am loosing my mind

This game worked last time I tried on pop os, but I distro hopped to manjaro because I wanted to try a arch based distro and now this game just crashes. but when the installation finished and said "launch" it launched perfectly.

Am using Wine-staging (6.5), lutris, with kernel 5.11, my laptop is a MSI Bravo 15 (AMD capable of running this game laptop)

My log:

002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk wine-staging 6.5 is a testing version containing experimental patches.
002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on winehq.org.
002c:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (000000000032FDB0 0000000000000000): stub
0024:fixme:nls:RtlGetThreadPreferredUILanguages 00000038, 000000000022E994, 000000000022E9B0 000000000022E990
0024:fixme:nls:get_dummy_preferred_ui_language (0x38 000000000022E994 000000000022E9B0 000000000022E990) returning a dummy value (current locale)
Initializing DLMalloc Heap
0024:fixme:ntdll:NtQuerySystemInformation info_class SYSTEM_PERFORMANCE_INFORMATION
0024:fixme:file:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet
[32:248:20210416,210506.260:ERROR crashpad_client_win.cc:521] CreateProcess: Path not found. (3)
0024:fixme:toolhelp:CreateToolhelp32Snapshot Unimplemented: heap list snapshot
0024:fixme:toolhelp:Heap32ListFirst : stub
0148:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (000000001443FE10 0000000000000000): stub
**************************************************************************** BuildID = HRZ-PCR 155/6260
111 16:37 - Fri Jan 22 2021
* Executable Configuration = SubmissionGOG
* SaveGame Version = 28, flags = 0
* SessionID = '183f11bd-80c5-4af6-ab35-35fdd3a12284'
***************************************************************************0024:err:ole:com_get_class_object apartment not initialised
***************************************************************************Allocator AssetMemory: Creat
ing new region at [0x00000001c0000000:0x0000000200000000]
warn:  CreateDXGIFactory2: Ignoring flags
info:  Game: HorizonZeroDawn.exe
info:  DXVK: v1.8.1
info:  Built-in extension providers:
info:    Win32 WSI
info:    OpenVR
info:    OpenXR
info:  OpenVR: could not open registry key, status 2
warn:  OpenVR: Failed to locate module
info:  Enabled instance extensions:
info:    VK_KHR_get_surface_capabilities2
info:    VK_KHR_surface
info:    VK_KHR_win32_surface
info:  AMD RADV NAVI14 (ACO):
info:    Driver: 21.0.1
info:    Vulkan: 1.2.145
info:    Memory Heap[0]:
info:      Size: 3840 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x1
info:      Memory Type[0]: Property Flags = 0x1
info:      Memory Type[4]: Property Flags = 0xc1
info:    Memory Heap[1]:
info:      Size: 4080 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x0
info:      Memory Type[1]: Property Flags = 0x6
info:      Memory Type[3]: Property Flags = 0xe
info:      Memory Type[5]: Property Flags = 0xc6
info:      Memory Type[7]: Property Flags = 0xce
info:    Memory Heap[2]:
info:      Size: 256 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x1
info:      Memory Type[2]: Property Flags = 0x7
info:      Memory Type[6]: Property Flags = 0xc7
info:    Driver: 21.0.1
info:    Vulkan: 1.2.145
info:    Memory Heap[0]:
info:      Size: 3072 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x0
info:      Memory Type[1]: Property Flags = 0x6
info:      Memory Type[3]: Property Flags = 0xe
info:      Memory Type[5]: Property Flags = 0xc6
info:      Memory Type[7]: Property Flags = 0xce
info:    Memory Heap[1]:
info:      Size: 512 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x1
info:      Memory Type[0]: Property Flags = 0x1
info:      Memory Type[2]: Property Flags = 0x7
info:      Memory Type[4]: Property Flags = 0xc1
info:      Memory Type[6]: Property Flags = 0xc7
info:  Adapter LUID 0: 0:3f5
warn:  DxgiAdapter::QueryInterface: Unknown interface query
warn:  17399d75-964e-4c03-99f8-9d4fd196dd62
warn:  DxgiAdapter::QueryInterface: Unknown interface query
warn:  17399d75-964e-4c03-99f8-9d4fd196dd62
00f4:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (000000000032FDB0 0000000000000000): stub
003c:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (000000000032FDB0 0000000000000000): stub

I don't know what am doing wrong, I dont think is wine because wine itself run, the game is what crashes. If I can't run Horizon am just forgetting to run cyberpunk, if someone can help me I would be really thankful am just stressed sorry

04/17/2021 04:14:08 CEST

GTA 5 stutterers

I Have a Ryzen 7 3700X and a RTX 3070 and with the graphics at Ultra with advanced grahphics turned off I was getting 186 AVG and thats what I should get, that 20 more that windows. I want to know if shaders are complying the the background, I only played the game for 10 minutes with Franklin and drove his bike in the mountain and saw 1% lows of 111. It stuttred a lot.

04/17/2021 04:08:25 CEST

Doom Eternal Battlemode on PopOs?

Did anyone managed to managed to make Doom Eternal Battlemode work on PopOs or in any linux machine?
Thanks in advance

04/17/2021 03:13:48 CEST

Wine Opener Set with a chess set

The beauty of having a great time is having the appropriate tool to unleash the monster! With a 2 in 1 set of Wine Opener (with a chess set) you are ready to go. Get yours now!

Tap on the link below https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R7RCMYF?ref=myi_title_dp

04/17/2021 02:56:56 CEST

Minlau: a minimalist cli wineprefix manager/game launcher written in bash

Hey guys, couple of days ago i started working on this script because lutris was starting to annoy me with the insane loading time, so if you are an arch user like myself and likes using oversimplified CLI apps that use config files, minlau might work great for you.

At the current state it can:

. Create a prefix

. Launch a windows application

. Install dxvk

. Uninstall dxvk

. Use feral gamemode

. Disable wine Desktop integration so game files not apear randomly on your home

. Basically any variable you set up in the config file will be loaded by bash, so you can do things like use Mango hud and dxvk hud

It's still on very early stages of development, so you might encounter some bugs, feel free to report them to me (i don't have much going on so i might fix it up fast).

There's an AUR package for it called minlau-git

Link to the repo

04/17/2021 02:42:39 CEST

Core Games from Epic on Linux?

Core Games looks like something I could use to create a lot of very cool things. However, it seems to be slated for windoze10 only. I work almost exclusively with Linux, and would like to know if anyone has started cracking open Core Games through Wine. The main page is at: https://www.coregames.com/

-Cheers :)

04/17/2021 01:55:30 CEST

I am streaming my game development on Youtube and twitch
URL: https://youtu.be/h2An_XR1lMc
04/17/2021 01:48:51 CEST

Skyrim NPC are silent.

Greetings. I know it's an old and famous problem, but I tried every solution that I found out and nothing worked :

Skyrim NPC are silent.

I have download a version that used to be provided, not that old I think, and I run the game as if it was a normal Steam game, with Proton. Everything works fine, but the NPC voices.

I use "gamemoderun WINEDLLOVERRIDES="xaudio2_7=n,b" PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=90 %command%" to run the game, but it didn't fix anything.

I hope you guys can help me in any way, thank you for reading.

04/17/2021 01:06:01 CEST

New SSD - Dual Boot? or lutris/wine

Hi, apologies if this is a question that has been covered here already. My guess is that it has been. Anyways... I'm getting a new 1TB SSD and I'm wondering what the community would recommend. Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows for gaming or just going full linux and using lutris and wine.


04/17/2021 00:42:46 CEST

Mesa's Radeon "RADV" Vulkan Driver Makes First Steps Towards Ray-Tracing
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=RADV-Ray-Tracing-First-Step
04/17/2021 00:39:27 CEST

Can't run Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, but could on Windows 10

I switched from windows 10 to Kubuntu today. The game ran perfectly on windows. Now it says that my GPU isn't compatible.

Image of the actual error

I made sure I have the nvidia drivers and that the laptop is running on nvidia hardware. I'm using proton 5.13-6, but have tried experimental, 6.3 and 3.16. None of them worked.

Screenshot of neofetch

Nvidia PRIME configuration

I don't know what else to try. Any help will be appreciated

04/16/2021 23:44:11 CEST

manjaro - retroarch - xbox wireless controller ( series X / S ) problem

hi all.
so i noticed that right stick up down works but left right doesnt while mapping it.
EVERY other buttons works. and they ALL works on windows ( yup finally something that works on that pos called windows )
oh also they all works in far cry 4 throught lutris.
it this a known issue or soemthing ?

04/16/2021 22:54:21 CEST

Sky Fleet will bring together base-building, tower defense and a shooter in the skies (try the Steam Playtest now!)
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/sky-fleet-will-bring-together-base-building-tower-defense-and-a-shooter-in-the-skies
04/16/2021 21:20:38 CEST

NC Launcher 2

I recently tried installing the NC launcher through a x86 Wine bottle, I can log in but when trying to connect so, I get a crash, does anyone know if this crash dump has implications of still using syscalls to the NT Kernel? 3 years have passed since, with rumors that they disabled the anti-cheat or something, but does anyone know, asking for a possible workaround?


If you are willing to help me I can tell you the .DLL overrides and winetricks settings in the comments.

04/16/2021 20:48:20 CEST

Is there a functioning VR video player in linux?

I tried a few on steam like 360 video player and deo but they do not seem to work "codec" issue or they don't let me search my harddrive. Alternatively is there a way to watch youtube vr videos on linux (firefox does not detect my vr headset). I am using the valve index.

04/16/2021 20:05:14 CEST

GPD Win 3 - Linux Gaming - Steam Proton and Linux Emulation | The Phawx
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-NiwqGydic
04/16/2021 18:13:02 CEST

Metro Exodus on Linux - ultrawide 1080p on GTX 1660 Ti
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKqkAtMZFgs
04/16/2021 18:11:36 CEST

Hack Grid ($1.59 / 20% off)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1543290/Hack_Grid/
04/16/2021 18:08:42 CEST

Cracked games

How would I download fitgirl repacks on wine Im using play on mac

04/16/2021 18:05:33 CEST

19 Wii games tested on L4T Ubuntu 3.3.0
URL: https://youtu.be/X2DA67Hp7sQ
04/16/2021 18:05:14 CEST

How do use playonlinux to install a game that uses multiple install discs?

I have all 4 iso images and i can mount them to my pc, but i can only run the setup.exe from the first disc and then it says please insert disc 2. I am trying to install MS Flight Sim 2004. Any help is appreciated.

04/16/2021 17:27:13 CEST

Sharing only one screen now works in discord canary!
04/16/2021 17:26:53 CEST

an error to install genshin impact with the lutris

In trying to install genshin,but always stop in this moment.Please someone help,because I don't know why this is happening


04/16/2021 16:18:37 CEST

Save 50% on Wasteland 3 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/719040/Wasteland_3/
04/16/2021 15:27:40 CEST

Save 75% on Stellaris on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/281990/Stellaris/
04/16/2021 15:10:55 CEST

V: Rings of Saturn now gives the full game in the demo, with one catch
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/dv-rings-of-saturn-now-gives-the-full-game-in-the-demo-with-one-catch
04/16/2021 15:06:46 CEST

Holdfast Nations at War: Can't launch game with Proton.

I am trying to run the game using Proton on my machine but I am having a hard time doing so.
I tried using multiple versions of Proton to no success. Because I am not sure how to get logs on top of that, I am really not sure how to proceed. Any help would be appreciated!

04/16/2021 15:02:18 CEST

World of Warcraft sound crackling and slow down using either wine or lutris.

I tryed for the better part of last day to setup wow with wine alone withlittle success, either the game was choppy(preformence problems) or the launcher itself didn't work right.

in the end what happened was that I f-up my wine and repo for wine-staging. so I decided to try lutris..

works flawleslly, except for the remaining audio crackling and slow down, almost like it's struggling to keep up.

I changed config.wtf with

SET SoundBufferSize "250"

SET SoundOutputSystem "1"

and my pulse audio config with:


; default-fragments = 2

; default-fragment-size-msec = 5

another thing I say suggested it to change

load-module module-udev-detect


load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0

but that just made it so there is no audio whatever even when i tried to start pulseaudio manually with pulseaudio --start

any help is welcomed

edit: a word

04/16/2021 14:18:08 CEST

CSGO stops using dedicated gpu for brief intervals every 5-7 minutes

Gaming on linux has been going pretty goood for me, apart from a few hiccups here and there (and apart from the fact that I need to still have windows since Valorant probably won't be supported on linux)

Anyways, well while playing csgo, which I launched by opening steam using the "Launch using Dedicated Graphics" option since I run GNOME, I am experiencing FPS drops due to my GPU usage going to 0% (and hence simultaneously CPU usage going up), which I observed using the MangoHUD overlay. Why would this be happening, and would anyone know what I can do about it incase you have experienced this too?

My system is Ubuntu 20.04 with intel i7 8th generation processor (which has integrated UHD 630 graphics) and AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB graphics.

It would also be better if it would just always use the GPU by default, since I realized only after installing mangoHUD that earlier I was playing with my CPU and had no GPU usage lol, which ran fine tbh, just a few frame drops every now and then. However with this I experience frame drops for around 5-10 seconds every 5-7 minutes I guess, and this is within the first hour of playing it, I am not sure if it gets worse with time due to heat.

Also, I hope this post isn't very inappropriate for this subreddit since I did read the 2nd rule which says this is not a tech-support forum, however in the case it is I can surely delete this and ask it somewhere else if you guys might have any suggestions for that as well.

04/16/2021 11:38:33 CEST

Minlau: a minimalist cli wineprefix manager/game launcher written in bash

Hey guys, couple of days ago i started working on this script because lutris was starting to annoy me with the insane loading time, so if you are an arch user like myself and likes using oversimplified CLI apps that use config files, minlau might work great for you.

At the current state it can:

. Create a prefix

. Launch a windows application

. Install dxvk

. Uninstall dxvk

. Use gamemode

. Basically any variable you set up in the config file will be loaded by bash, so you can do things like use Mango hud and dxvk hud

It's still on very early stages of development, so you might encounter some bugs, feel free to report them to me (i don't have much going on so i might fix it up fast).

Link to the repo

There's also an AUR package for it called minlau-git

04/16/2021 11:34:07 CEST

Sid Meier: More than just Civilization (Retrospective)

Not purely Linux gaming related, while tangential since several Firaxis games made it to Linux in the past few years and FIraxis has been willing to see ports for Linux, here's a retrospective of Sid Meier's life and work based on his Memoir he has published recently:


04/16/2021 10:23:13 CEST

Debian Bullseye might already be out next month. I am looking forward to this since it is my primary gaming platform
URL: https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2021/04/msg00187.html
04/16/2021 09:32:58 CEST

I finally got Progressbar95 to run on Wine!
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Progressbar95/comments/mrhebn/i_finally_got_progressbar95_to_run_on_wine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
04/16/2021 07:13:05 CEST

Some games won't use my dedicated gpu. What can I do?

I'm running Pop OS in Hybrid mode on a HP laptop with an mx250 Nvidia dedicated GPU in .

I'm playing through Steam. But I have some trouble with certain games not using or recognizing the gpu.

Civilization 6 and Europa Universalis works fine. They both run great using the GPU.

But Football Manager 21 and Cities Skyline won't use the gpu. Instead the run with the Intel built in gpu. When I try to "force" them to use to use the mx250 or run the laptop in Pop OS:s Nvidia mode.

I've used different kinds of Proton with the same results.

Any ideas what I can do?

04/16/2021 06:23:10 CEST

Help pllleeeaassseeee I have pop os.

I'm just trying to play the latest call of duty games can some one please guide on how to use lutris or just how to install the fucking game well both warzone and Coldwar ppllllleeeaaasssseeeee

04/16/2021 06:08:24 CEST

Fallout New Vegas doesn't progress past splash screen?

I'm running Ubuntu 21.04 on a machine with a 3400G and using Proton Experimental but Fallout NV doesn't progress past the splash screen that says "Bethesda Softworks".
Any tips on resolving this?

04/16/2021 05:14:55 CEST

Has anyone witnessed an increase of performance on csgo?

I was playing on around 60-90 fps but now in most of the maps I got like 100-140 fps, which is a lot and now it feels smooth af, anyone with the same improvement?

04/16/2021 04:01:18 CEST

play on Mac won't open some steam games

MacBook Air (m1,2020) Mac OS Big Sur version 1.2.2 13.3-inch (2560 1600). I downloaded Spellbreak on playonmac steam. tried to open doesn't work. games that have worked are ubermosh,the supper, undefeated. games that haven't worked are Spellbreak,kill it with fire ignition, totally accurate battle simulator. I really can't see a pattern between working and not working games. first I thought it was online but kill it with fire isn't online. any fixes or tips?

04/16/2021 03:39:11 CEST

How can I change my DXVK version in Lutris?

How can I change my DXVK version in Lutris?

04/16/2021 01:24:04 CEST

Is there anyway to use Primehack on Ubuntu?

I know there is a fedora version but I cant find a way to use primehack on Ubuntu.

04/16/2021 00:40:50 CEST

Skyrim SE runs terribly

Skyrim SE is running very poorly on Linux Mint with Steam Proton 6.3-2.

I'm getting 5-10 FPS while I could run Skyrim in Windows 10 at 60FPS at High.

Specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9300H CPU @ 2.40GHz GTX 1050 3GB 8GB RAM

Is it Bethesda's engine, Linux itself, or something else and is there a way to fix it?

04/16/2021 00:31:46 CEST

Endereal Special Edition doesnt work

i copy this skse https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I6tgvZDaSs2JPXkHdWJwuZVwzF0OSpzz/view to the game directory, i used Proton-6.5-GE-1 and nothing it does not launch. i click in play it does nothing, do i need vortex or mod organizer to launch the game or something?. do i have to set something else?

04/16/2021 00:29:45 CEST

PUNHOS de REPDIO: enfrente inimigos sem mscara nesse game de porrada clssico. Aps demo de sucesso, abrimos campanha no Catarse e financiamos em menos de 24 horas!!
URL: https://v.redd.it/q6hoxmsb8dt61
04/16/2021 00:21:48 CEST

For Megadimension Neptunia VIIR possible lag fix using a wine32prefix. Need help with registry value

I'm trying to fix the lag in Megadimension Neptunia VIIR by creating a wine32prefix for it. I'm in this part of the guide where you need to set value of csmt to 0x1 but when i modify decimal or hexadecimal it just gives me 0x then tons of zero + the value that i input other than "0". Is 0x000000001 the same as 0x1? And should i use hexadecimal or decimal? I'm using the GOG version of Megadimension btw and i installed it using Lutris and i'm following a guide on Protondb about this game runs flawlessly on 32bit they say. Game runs fine(no crash) but getting awful lag when you get further in the game because of many characters moving etc.

My system spec btw is
Ryzen 5 4600H

GTX 1650

04/15/2021 23:51:42 CEST

How is linux support for legion 5i and Helios 300

Hello friends, i'm planning on getting a new laptop and i can't decide between these two laptops:

Legion 5i - 10750h with 85W rtx 2060

Helios 300 - 10750h with (i think) 90W rtx 2070 max q

My greatest issue is whether or not i'll be able to access the turbo modes they offer. If you guys have any experience on that, or other compatibility issues, please share!

04/15/2021 22:23:13 CEST

RX 5500 XT?

Is the RX 5500 XT compatible with Linux? If so would I need to download any drivers like I would with Nvidia, or is AMD just built in?

Thank you!

04/15/2021 21:16:22 CEST

what is the best linux distribution for gaming?

Hi I'm new and I want to change from windows 10 to linux but I want a type of linux distribution for gaming but also for programming. Can anyone recommend me a type of linux distribution for gaming / programming? BTW i am looking for a linux distribution for beginners.

04/15/2021 20:59:54 CEST

AI War 2 gets a massive 'Paradigm Shift' update out now, new expansion out in May
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/ai-war-2-gets-a-massive-paradigm-shift-update-out-now-new-expansion-out-in-may
04/15/2021 18:46:53 CEST

Mojang split the Minecraft Caves &amp; Cliffs upgrade into two parts but both this year
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/mojang-split-the-minecraft-caves-a-cliffs-upgrade-into-two-parts-but-both-this-year
04/15/2021 18:46:39 CEST

Spacebase Startopia - the revived and modernized classic with a native Linux release - Review (german)
URL: https://www.holarse-linuxgaming.de/news/spacebase_startopia_unter_linux_vulkanischer_weltraumbasenbau_im_geiste_eines_klassikers
04/15/2021 18:36:07 CEST

How is it? Made this illustration for prints .rate please.??
URL: https://www.reddit.com/gallery/mrhx58
04/15/2021 18:10:01 CEST

Is there a Wine version in Lutris that supports d3d12?

I want to run a game that requires d3d12 to run is there a Wine version that I can use in Lutris to run it?

04/15/2021 16:19:52 CEST

Linux release and Enhanced Edition
URL: /r/metro/comments/mrfbd6/linux_release_and_enhanced_edition/
04/15/2021 16:04:53 CEST

[RIOT SUPPORT] "It's up for the linux community"


It appears that Riot Games won't help the linux community.

04/15/2021 16:04:42 CEST

We are very happy to share this news: Our first game, a top-down, turn-based strategy - Tactical Troops: Anthracite Shift is now available on Steam and it works with Linux perfectly!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzVwAIvnuTA&t=1s&ab_channel=QEDGames
04/15/2021 15:15:14 CEST

Adding defensive structures, more new UI and a bigger map to my Real Time Strategy game Virtueror
URL: https://youtu.be/uI77DiaQIO0
04/15/2021 15:02:14 CEST

AMD or Intel CPU for Linux gaming / Davinci Resolve on my Pop OS 20.04 LTS Battlestation ?

I am planning to make a huge hole in my pocket by updating my set-up with a RTX 3070. I know Nvidia is a horrible company with 0 ethics and I hate them but what can you do... AMD GPU suck compared to Nvidia's so anyways.

However I was wondering, what works best with Linux when it comes to CPU ? Amd or Intel ?

04/15/2021 14:56:32 CEST

Steam - Shortcut launch failed

I'm trying to get Epic Games Launcher (EGL) (gross, I know!) to run through Steam, but I haven't been able to do so. It's really frustrating, because steam is giving me no useful information to work with. This is a problem I have in general, not just with EGL.

I have it set to use Proton 6.3-2, and the launch parameters are all set up correctly as far as I know. I can launch EGL fine via Lutris, but it has audio issues. Audio works fine in Proton, which is one of the reasons I'm trying to get it to run there.

I've looked around online, but the only thing I've been able to find is a lot of not-so-useful information, mostly about launching steam apps, not shortcuts. I'd really appreciate advice about how to get this working, or even just how to get steam to give me more info, so I can troubleshoot the problem myself.


P.S. I guess images are disabled on this subreddit, I can't seem to attach one. There's a screenshot of the error here. https://postimg.cc/qNW4sKG1

04/15/2021 14:56:03 CEST

RetroFOSS, My Matrix Commity
URL: https://matrix.to/#/+retrofoss:matrix.org
04/15/2021 14:51:08 CEST

Can't open game in my downloads folder

I double clicked waited, for a while, double clicked the app again, nothing

Is there something wrong with my computer

I did do allow executing file as program...

04/15/2021 14:44:34 CEST

FREE short horror game on Steam out now! He Needs His Medicine. You need to make him the last dosage.
URL: https://v.redd.it/ffdz5nnvvbt61
04/15/2021 14:19:16 CEST

I can't open any steam game for some reason

I just get this message,when I try to open a game.

I use arch kde.

I use X11.

04/15/2021 13:14:48 CEST

Opensource_gaming 1yr birthday! | Twitch opensource games dedicated channel

Hello there!

Today is Opensource_gaming birthday!

I can't believe one year has passed since joining Twitch. I started streaming when the pandemic hit and we were forced into lock down with nothing to do.

I am a musician and a composer and I used to perform on-stage with my friends, I then resorted to video games as a refuge from anxiety. This is where my journey began with gaming on open source. Of course, mixing closed source games was an option, however, early on I decided to try new games considered on the fringes and expand my understanding.

Now we have reached a milestone of 1 year on Twitch. I quickly met a lot of friends during this time, connected by their shared love for the concept of my channel. Also shout-out to those who became admins and regulars on the show like Spongy, Olhi and Slacer (and there are others too!). Their commitment to the cause blows me away everytime!

My life has positively changed by promoting Open Source games. People have messaged me to say how much they have enjoyed spending time with me, playing alongside me, and reflecting on the world. As well as people wanting to continue talking outside my stream, which eventually led to viewers connecting on Matrix and IRC. You can find the OSG rooms online, existing to help each other discover FOSS games, and discuss unrelated stuff too.

The state of channel reveals that I have matched over 360 followers and we are still going up!

I can't believe things are working out well and more people are joining my channel and community.

A big thanks goes to you, viewers who support me through this journey, keep being great!

Tonight's stream will feel extra special to me because I will be thinking about our journey together. I hope you can stop by and say hello.

Stream starts at 20.00 UTC+2 and I'll be streaming the SuperTux Kart Soccer tournament!



1 yr old!

04/15/2021 11:56:49 CEST

discord lagging games &amp; system

a few days ago I moved from windows 10 to ubuntu 20.04.

when I installed discord everything was fine but when I joined a VC, my system started to be laggy.

when I played Minecraft I had 300 - 600 FPS but I still had lag spikes.

*Fixes I have Tried\*:

- Running ```discord --no-sandbox``

- Turning off hardware acceleration

*Discord Logs when I join a VC*:


[2021-04-15 11:29:00.140] [38279] (audio_device_pulse_linux.cc:1855): Can't query latency

[2021-04-15 11:29:00.289] [38274] (audio_send_stream.cc:285): Failed to set up send codec state.

rtc_log_set_paused: false

rtc_log_set_paused error: monitor_option.is_none()

[2021-04-15 11:29:00.370] [38274] (audio_send_stream.cc:285): Failed to set up send codec state.

[2021-04-15 11:29:00.371] [38274] (audio_device_generic.cc:31): BuiltInAECIsAvailable: Not supported on this platform

[2021-04-15 11:29:00.487] [38274] (audio_send_stream.cc:285): Failed to set up send codec state.


04/15/2021 10:30:31 CEST

Its Linux for me?

I recently put together a really good gaming PC and by recently I mean today it is currently 3:30 AM as I am posting this windows 10 would not install. On any of my three SSDs Blue screen left and right. Ive never really use Linux before my friends use it full-time and theyre telling me how great it is. I did my research and a lot of games wont run. The games I wanna play our GTA five cyberpunk watch dogs legion GTA 4 Minecraft Battlefield five overwatch Saints row three saints row four and saints row five, CSGO, gmod B02 and assassins creed Valhalla thinking about buying it.

04/15/2021 08:19:38 CEST

New PlayOnMac program will not Startup. After allowing it to launch through security it shuts back down.

Im trying to launch PlayOnMac for the first time and after going through my security settings to allow it to launch, the app loads and then shuts down only for me to have to go back into the settings and allow it to run all over again. Its stuck in a cycle and I cant fix it. I tried YouTube, Reddit, google, and the forums on the main site but no luck.

Edit: Im running Mojave

04/15/2021 00:57:43 CEST

Metro Exodus - now on Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Rvn6sI_4s
04/14/2021 23:18:35 CEST

Thoughts on Metro Exodus release. Why is it so wrong?

So the game has been released.

Initially, the game wasn't really available for download at the designed time - something has to be done from the 4A games side in steam to enable it for downloading. Not a good sign.

After that, when I first launched the game, it changed the video mode of my two-monitor setup the way I couldn't have imagined: the videos are shown on the second monitor with a width of two, and from the centre to the bottom, stretched. Not a good sign.

Navigated to the menu, no DLSS. Quickly checked the files, no ngx signs, only one single symbol "isNGX" which is apparently just something hardcoded to "false", however, there is a 'libtelemetry.so' which is interesting to see. Not a good sign.

Played the first 15 minutes. Huge fps drops (on my setup there shouldn't be any), stutters. Not a good sign.

The mouse input is terribly wrong - the sensitivity on the X-axis was like 4 times more than on the Y. My DualShock 4 controller buttons were shown as Xbox buttons. Not great, not terrible, still not a good sign.

The ray-tracing leakages or just bugs. Loading menu glitches (textures are dancing on the screen when the "Press X to continue" appears)... https://imgur.com/a/gRuN50n Does it sound like a good sign? No.

Having spent 20 minutes in the game I may say the developers rushed. It could have been optimised better, at least these really annoying stutters could have been avoided. Just having stable 60 fps would do a great job... I decided I can't continue playing like that, not such a fan, and expected a better "port". Also, can't really understand why they decided to release a Linux version, they had better focused on the new enhanced edition and released it for Linux already. I hate to admit that, but I haven't enjoyed a single moment out of these 15 minutes of it playing on Linux, compared to when I launched it on windows even with a worse video card. Will wait for some future patches, guess it goes the same way as cyberpunk, just a bit better. It seems only iD software can release something working these days, a thing that just works.

04/14/2021 22:56:00 CEST

Steam - You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and steam may not run

I've had steam on my Linux Mint distro for about a year now with now issues, but one time when I restarted steam after it randomly froze I tried to start it back up again and it displayed to me the following message:

You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:









I looked up the issue but I couldn't find anyone who had the same missing dependencies as me and most of the other people had the issue while trying to install steam, whilst I already have it installed. Has anyone encountered an issue similar to mine before? And what did you do to fix it?

04/14/2021 22:51:18 CEST

Mafia Definitive Edition is now broken on Linux?

Hi! I recently played that game using Proton 6.x-GE and despite some windowing issues, it run acceptable on my Arch install. When I tried to launch it few days ago, some updates were probably downloaded and now I've seen ugly 2K Game Launcher tiny little window downloading and installing something. It shows up several times, disappears and the game is not opening anymore, even though the launcher process is still there hanging on the background.

I'm now using Proton-6.5-GE-2 and logs does not say much, but because they're spamming the output with the same thing very fast, it suggest that something fails continuously:

``` ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/dominik/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.

Adding process 36680 for game ID 1030840 ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/dominik/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored. Adding process 36686 for game ID 1030840 ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/dominik/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored. ```

Anyone here is playing the game? Somebody had that issue?

04/14/2021 22:29:12 CEST

Is the vulkan renderer the key?

Hi Reddit,

I just got a short question: When I see how good PROTON from valve is working and other tools like lutris as well. I was wondering if a game created with vulkan run as native as in a windows environment, even if it is windows only?

Thanks for your opinions :)

04/14/2021 22:12:47 CEST

Hitman 3 | 1440p | RX 5700 + Ryzen 7 5800x | Linux Gaming
URL: https://youtu.be/Qzl68bi8sx4
04/14/2021 21:54:41 CEST

Oldschool/GOG/win7 only gaming on Proton. Help!!

Hi guys.

Been kinda distant from gaming and recently got me a decent laptop and... fired up some Ubuntu right away; it's a beast of a machine and I've been playing some new stuff and didn't try proton yet except for some small 20min simple stuff like 1849 since all I own is pretty much native.

But one of my main gripes with my win10 desktop is the complete mess which is playing some steam/gog and oldies I already own and sadly can't play since GOG and Steam won't fully support them. They're just there, stationed, beggin' to be played.

Games which are win 7 "only", such as:

  • The Nations
  • Warlords Battlecry II (had issues with III, too)
  • Vampire Redemption (I have classic saves but this bastard won't run for me)
  • Call to Power 2
  • Return to Krondor
  • Dark Reign I & II
  • Incubation
  • Gangsters and much, much more

Proton can play drm-free gog games, right? Right? :)

Yeah I know these are specific ones and I also know about protonDB. Some of these are on steam/have silver or bronze ratings there but I'm.. I'm tired of testing. Lutris (never tested it... good for oldies like those mentioned?) this, Wine that, patch here and there. Nah. Just would love to instantly click and play in something close to a windows 7 fashion without diggin' and firing up a windows 7 machine.

Is proton an alternative? If not I'm open to almost zero hassle suggestions! Thanks! ;)

04/14/2021 21:34:51 CEST

Controller recommendations?

Hi, I would like to hear some good controllers. I'm not talking about Linux comptability, luckily we don't have to worry about that since udev works with basically anything, but I never had a quality controller. I always had cheap ones or knock offs. What are, in your opinion, some quality controllers? (without being super expensive)

04/14/2021 21:27:38 CEST

Modded Among Us on Linux?

Attempting to get Town of Us working for Among Us. I've tried a few things. First, I made a copy of the Among Us steam folder and put the Town of Us files in there and adding the exe to steam as a non steam game. The game started, but none of the Town of Us files loaded and it showed the original among us as running. The second thing I tried was pretty much the same thing but pulling the folder to my home folder hoping it wouldn't read the original among us. But same thing happened. The next thing I tried was wine. I was able to launch it, however I was getting a bunch of errors of "Failed to load library "Windows.System.DispatcherQueue" and the text was all weird and the Town of US files weren't loading. I finally tried PlayOnLinux and installed Among Us through there however, I kept reviecing a mismatched MD5 sum when POL was verifiing. I then attempted to just install steam, then install AU from there and load the files in to the main folder. No go, all I get is a black screen on steam.

Is this even possible or should the roadblocks be a hint to stop trying at this point? The only option I haven't tried, and honestly not sure why it wouldn't work is doing it from a VM but that seems far too much effort to play with mods. Let me know if any of you have got this to work

04/14/2021 20:33:55 CEST

0ad running at &lt;10 fps at desent specs


  • 8gb Ram (2gb is taken by Vega8 igpu)
  • Ryzen 5 3550 H with Vega8 igpu
  • Nvidia 1650
  • 500gb ssd
  • Arch Linux


Brought my laptop just 4 months ago and is quite new, but 0AD runs at below 10 fps. I have played AC Black Flag and Rise of Tomb Raider and Valorant at almost at highest settings (i dont remember much didn't played for long) on windows. Now I have permanently switched to linux and dont have much gaming configuration or playing experience on windows or linux, so please help me out here. Also had installed 0ad from official arch repo


Here are screenshots of htop, and screenshots of settings and game of 0ad



My problem is that if I dont move, my fps increases till about 25 but even if a little bit of movement and fps drops to 10 (and rises again till 20s if i dont move). Have kept Nvidia at max performance too, still this problem is there.

Pardon me for any mistake of mine.

Edit: using proprietary Nvidia drivers

04/14/2021 18:42:30 CEST

Csgo running at 20-30 fps FEDORA

I just moved from pop os to fedora, and I noticed that the fps in csgo are significantly lower. Before I had about 120-170 fps and now I can't hit 50 fps. What is the cause of this?

04/14/2021 18:19:52 CEST

Metro Exodus from 4A and Deep Silver has officially released for Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/metro-exodus-from-4a-and-deep-silver-has-officially-released-for-linux
04/14/2021 17:43:53 CEST

No sound from root user when runing world of warcraft from the battle net app with wine

I installed the battlenet as sudo, so it installed on the root user, there is no sound from there... I am now trying to install it on the regular user but when I try to download the game it says I need to login as administrator.

I tryed comping the already downloaded files to to program files (84) but it says it's the wrong version of the game.

I think there is no audio because pulseaudio is runing on the user not on root. which will make sense. but how do I download the game without runing as root/sudo?

it's wow classic btw.(login screen runs with cinematics btw. just no audio, couldn't login to the game cause I want to see that audio works before I actually pay subscribtion)

04/14/2021 17:39:35 CEST

NVIDIA DRIVERS 465.24.02 Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver
URL: https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/172836/en-us
04/14/2021 17:22:21 CEST

NVIDIA 465.24.02 stable driver rolls out for Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/nvidia-4652402-stable-driver-rolls-out-for-linux
04/14/2021 17:17:52 CEST

Dark Sheep Trailer, Sokoban-like Horror
URL: https://youtu.be/eLVaX9XplvU
04/14/2021 16:58:51 CEST

Best OS for i686?

Whats the best operating system for a Toshiba Satellite running i686? I just want to play OpenTTD and run Winamp. I was impressed when the old girl still fired up but its not compatible with Ubuntu.

Yes, I am old.

04/14/2021 16:57:38 CEST

Awesome PSP Performance on Ubuntu L4T 3.3.0 for the Nintendo Switch
URL: https://youtu.be/rQk3-j62AkY
04/14/2021 16:54:28 CEST

Does anyone know where I can download the linux version of games that I bought on steam?

As an example. I own Celeste on steam. But I would like to download the linux version to play. cant seem to find anywhere to just download that specific version.

04/14/2021 16:12:28 CEST

Game Engine for windows and linux..

I've got no idea what game engine i should choose to make a game playable on windows and linux! I only developed some backend Services so far but would love to learn the art of making games. Can someone suggest me a game engine that works for both OSs or is easily portable? (yes wine should work, but i would like it to be run natively) thanks for any suggestion!

04/14/2021 15:48:58 CEST

Wine prefixes containing my mnt folder

wine prefixes on my pc seem to contain exact copies of my mnt folder (where I sometimes mount my other hard drive) How could this have happened and is there a fix? This happens for games installed using lutris, every single one. Upon more looking into it, in the z: folder of every wine prefix is my whole pc, are these just symlinks?

04/14/2021 15:45:30 CEST

Gaming on Linux

I`m considering moving my gaming laptop to Linux - have been testing Ubuntu on an old laptop and I was impressed with how smooth it ran on that old hardware.

Do you have to fiddle with settings and drivers each time a game updates?

I understand there are software and systems like Wine/Lutris and that Steam have improved their Linux compability - so it seems like a good time to switch

I`m not a hardcore gamer, but enjoy the below games.
Anyone play these games on Linux?

  • Counterstrike
  • Heartstone
  • Diablo III
  • League of Legends
  • World of Warcraft
  • Football Manager 2021
  • Fortnite (I assume this is a hard no on Linux?)
04/14/2021 14:28:40 CEST

Cant install components in playonmac

Ive been trying to play trails in the sky on mac and heard I need quarts and amstream to run it on steam. I cant download any components, it gives me an error. Does anyone know how to fix this?

04/14/2021 13:10:54 CEST

Fallout New Vegas, black screen on game launch.

Hi everyone.

I recently installed Fallout: New Vegas using wine.The game launches fine, but every time I try to open a session (be that a New Game or one from previous Save files) a black screen shows up as soon as it finishes loading and never goes away, regardless of how long I wait.

I have tried a couple of workarounds of my desperate own and some that I gleaned from the internet:

  1. Reinstalling the game several times.
  2. Adding .DLL files to the installation folder (dinput8.dll).
  3. Adding lines to an .INI file to make the game use 2 cores only (bUseThreadedAI=1) (iNumHWThreads=2).

Nothing has worked.Anyone with a similar problem has any more ideas I could try?

My Mac Specs: iMac, 21.5 inch, late 2012 / OSX: 10.12.6. / Intel core i5 / 8 GB memory / nVidia GT 640M (512 MB).

Wine used: Porting Kit wrapper (sorry that I can't be clearer than this, I don't know what wrapper they use).

Thanks a lot for any help or insight. :)

04/14/2021 12:57:44 CEST

New GearHead Caramel cinematic trailer
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1441O0PT5E
04/14/2021 11:43:03 CEST

flatpak-wine 1.0 run wine apps and create bottles (using wine 5.0.4)
URL: https://youtube.com/watch?v=VT22Ii4-Wwg&feature=share
04/14/2021 10:43:43 CEST

is it possible to connect the minajack from the xbox controller to pulseaudio

I have 2020 version

04/14/2021 09:49:32 CEST

I need help, again, now I'm trying to install Manjaro

I'm trying to install some Linux OS to test, but somehow Ubuntu works fine, while both Pop OS and Manjaro (I used the same method for all of them) While Ubuntu just check the files then proceed to boot smoothly (Note: I'm using Rufus and Etcher) When I tried the other two, there are two USB appear on my screen with the same name (distinguishes by [name] and [name] 2), with Manjaro, it fails to boot and load into some scanning or some sort, and Pop OS said it fails with kernel or something, can you guys help me out with this? I appreciate all help

04/14/2021 08:25:23 CEST

Mine with your idle GPU

YMMV on this, but I whipped it up today for my own uses. This script manages an instance of a miner of your choice (nbminer here) to only run while you are otherwise not using your GPU (defined as having an application use more than a specific memory threshold).

I run this via cron every minute, could do more or less frequently. Requires screen and a miner of your choice.

# This script checks for the presence of a process using high GPU memory other than its own etherum miner, and terminates the miner. If it does not find such a process, it starts the miner.

MINER_PATH="/usr/local/bin/nbminer -a ethash -o nicehash+tcp://daggerhashimoto.eu.nicehash.com:3353 -u ."

# Get data on GPU processes
gpuprocs=$(nvidia-smi | head -n -1 | sed -n -e '19,999999 p' | awk 'BEGIN{ OFS = ";"; FS="   *"}{split($0,a);print a[5],a[6],(a[8]+0)}')

for proc in $gpuprocs
        memory=$(echo $proc | awk -F";" '{print $3}')
    pid=$(echo $proc | awk -F";" '{print $1}')
    if [ $memory -gt $MAX_MEMORY ] && [ $(ps -p $pid -o comm=) != $MINER_NAME ]; then
        echo "Found priority process, killing miner..."
        tpids=$(pidof $MINER_NAME)
        for tpid in $tpids
            echo "Killing $tpid."
            kill $tpid
        echo "Done here, exiting"
        exit 0

pidof $MINER_NAME >/dev/null && echo "Miner is already running" || screen -dmS Miner $MINER_PATH
04/14/2021 05:48:17 CEST

Wine not wrking

I recently got wine on Macos Mojave its also the wine bottler version. But whenever i try to open it it only opens for a split second and then doesnt respond. Any help?

04/14/2021 05:34:57 CEST

D2 Bot

Hey, anyone knows a way to get a diablo 2 bot running on mac?

Muchly appreciated!

04/14/2021 05:19:47 CEST

Multiple linux supported games not launching through steam

Just posting this here to see if anyone has had the same issue.

For the last few months I have had an issue with Linux supported titles not launching.

In particular War Thunder and Warhammer W40k: Gladius - Relics of War.

I have tried enabling proton on both and switching War Thunder to the release candidate but no joy.

I am running the mesa drivers 20.2.6 do I need to change them?

System: Kernel: 5.8.0-49-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A Desktop: Cinnamon 4.8.6

wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME X570-P v: Rev X.0x serial:

UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 1407 date: 04/02/2020

Battery: Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M510 serial:

charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: Discharging

CPU: Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen

L2 cache: 4096 KiB

flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 114985

Speed: 1863 MHz min/max: 2200/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1862 2: 1863 3: 1863

4: 2795 5: 2784 6: 1863 7: 1862 8: 1862 9: 1863 10: 2806 11: 2795 12: 1863 13: 1863

14: 1863 15: 1863 16: 1863

Graphics: Device-1: AMD Hawaii XT / Grenada XT [Radeon R9 290X/390X] vendor: ASUSTeK

driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 07:00.0 chip ID: 1002:67b0

Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa

resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz

OpenGL: renderer: AMD HAWAII (DRM 2.50.0 5.8.0-49-generic LLVM 11.0.0)

v: 4.5 Mesa 20.2.6 direct render: Yes

04/14/2021 01:57:41 CEST

gkeybind - G-key support for Logitech gaming keyboards
URL: https://github.com/nickbclifford/gkeybind
04/14/2021 01:48:58 CEST

Does anyone have a problem with Steam pressure-vessel not closing after a game launches?

I normally play native games, or use Proton without the Steam Runtime container (pressure-vessel). However, for the games that I do use with that, the container never disappears, it just sits there eating up resources.

In particular, Enderal SE doesn't even close the wineserver or start script meaning I can't launch the game without manually killing the wineserver. Has anyone else figured out why this is?

04/14/2021 00:14:36 CEST

Solus Has Resolved Issues with Recent Proton Builds
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/solus-has-resolved-issues-with-recent-proton-builds/
04/14/2021 00:14:20 CEST

Warmane (wow wotlk) not launching with dxvk only opengl
URL: /r/Lutris/comments/mqcjwo/warmane_wow_wotlk_not_launching_with_dxvk_only/
04/14/2021 00:13:22 CEST

FFXIV (Steam Proton) recognizes GPU I don't actually have

TL;DR: FFXIV detects a GPU I don't have in my laptop.

Hello guys

So I got this used laptop as a gift (Dell Inspiron 5570) with Intel i5 8250U as CPU, 16 GB of RAM and a Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) as GPU. I had to format the laptop, so I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS because it was faster to do and better for my work as programmer.

I'm completely new to gaming on Linux, and so I installed Lutris and Wine following this video tutorial I found. I also enabled feral game mode just to make sure. I downloaded the entire game through Steam Proton and made some tweaks following this page on ProtonDB and it worked fine, but then I realized the game is really slow and laggy. I found out the GPU FFXIV is detecting is Intel HD Graphics 4000, which is inferior to the Intel UHD Graphics 620 I actually have.

I installed hardinfo so I could check if there are two GPUs in this laptop, but there is indeed only the UHD 620. I don't know why FFXIV thinks the GPU is HD Graphics 4000, and I think that is why the game is running slow.

Do any of you guys know anything about this? Or even what can I do to fix it? I appreciate any help!

PS: any tips on how to enhance performance are very much welcome too!

Thanks in advance! ^^

04/14/2021 00:05:22 CEST

Can't run Magicka on Manjaro

Even though I used mr.tux's wine prefix it crashes on Starting Adventure mode or any other game mode.
Seems like a "OutOfMemoryException" but not sure how to fix that https://hatebin.com/irrpzyuqrz

I tried to apply all the winetricks and protontricks myself but I was less successfull because installing directx I think gave me an error because of not enough disk space.

04/13/2021 23:28:40 CEST

Manjaro or Pop Os for Hp i5 10300h 1650

Not trying to start a war or anything. Just wanted to know which would give me less problems. I use manjaro on my desktop, but that's using a 5700xt.

*Hp Pavilion i5 10300H gtx 1650 4gb gpu with 8gb ram.

04/13/2021 23:12:26 CEST

So I enabled Freesync... (Manjaro, RX 5700xt)
04/13/2021 23:02:35 CEST

PlayOnMac steam black screen

I tried to download steam on playonmac and i'm greeted with a black screen I haven't been able to play for a long time now and I would really appreciate some help, thanks.

Can't interact with anything

04/13/2021 21:53:56 CEST

White Screen

Can anyone provide some info on how to deal with the white screen when I use wine to run steam? I can't find anything useful online. Please use as basic instructions as possible. I'm not that good with computers.

04/13/2021 21:22:24 CEST

The Importance of Open Source Gaming
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP2f8LyXKlc
04/13/2021 20:43:12 CEST

Steam not showing library

I recently tried using Steam on Wine, everything seems to have downloaded fine but Steam doesn't show the store, library or any other tabs.

I read people say use the launch option +open steam://open/minigameslist but this is my first time using Wine so I have no idea what that means lol.

If anyone could explain that to me I'd appreciate it!

04/13/2021 19:46:02 CEST

Flock of Dogs will have you and friends soar through the clouds on flying dogs and a whale
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/flock-of-dogs-will-have-you-and-friends-soar-through-the-clouds-on-flying-dogs-and-a-whale
04/13/2021 19:43:28 CEST

Wolfenstein - Blade of Agony releases Chapter 3 plus a revamped Chapter 1 &amp; 2 on April 30
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/wolfenstein-blade-of-agony-releases-chapter-3-plus-a-revamped-chapter-1-a-2-on-april-30
04/13/2021 18:47:39 CEST

Proton , UDF and Windows. Bad ideea?

I'm trying to do a cross for my "data" partition between Windows and Linux (OpenSuseFTW) but i heard that steam and UDF are borked and windows doesn't like specific UDF version. Is UDF 2.01 good for both windows and steam?

04/13/2021 16:16:24 CEST

executing software with ! in the name

sooo I tried running osu!.exe with wine but it just tells me, that bash: !.exe: event not found.

Is there a way of running a software like this with a ! in the name?

04/13/2021 15:51:26 CEST

Is there a better way to run Windows games on Linux?

A lot of the Windows games that I try to run through Lutris' Wine end up giving me a black screen or just end up crashing and I have to do A LOT of tinkering to get them working, is there an alternative that mitigates this?

04/13/2021 15:23:57 CEST

Victor Vran GOG version - No Sound

I am experiencing a known problem with Victor Vran in Mint 20.1

The game installs fine, but when launched there is no audio at all. I've done a bit of research and it appears Victor Vran's audio runs on Alsa alone or an older version of Pulseaudio.

Here are the errors I get when launching:

Running Victor Vran ALSA lib conf.c:3722:(snd_config_hooks_call) Cannot open shared library libasound_module_conf_pulse.so (/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/alsa-lib/libasound_module_conf_pulse.so: libasound_module_conf_pulse.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory) ALSA lib pcm.c:2642:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default AL lib: alsa.c:512: Could not open playback device 'default': No such file or directory AL lib: oss.c:169: Could not open /dev/dsp: No such file or directory

Steps taken:

  • Reinstalled Alsa
  • Installed alsa again: sudo apt install alsa-*
  • LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib32/libasound.so.2:/usr/lib/libasound.so.2" start.sh
  • Re-installed libasound2-plugins
  • Symbolic link to: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/alsa-lib/libasound_module_conf_pulse.so in Victor Vran's lib directory /home/username/GOG Games/Victor Vran/game/i386/lib/i386-linux-gnu
04/13/2021 14:54:14 CEST

Take a look at Rare a GUI for Legendary

I released Rare 1.0, a GUI for Legendary an open source Epic Games Launcher replacement. There are many features already implemented like launch, install and uninstall games and many more.

Link to GitHub

But why Rare and not Epic Games Launcher or HeroicGL: Rare is for all major platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac) and it is not based on Electron. So it uses much less RAM and allows the games to run better.

04/13/2021 14:36:11 CEST

Will launching Lutris from the dGPU make games launched from lutris to also use the dGPU?
URL: /r/Lutris/comments/mq0lwp/will_launching_lutris_from_the_dgpu_make_games/
04/13/2021 13:49:55 CEST

Vulkan 1.2.175 Published With Many New Extensions
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Vulkan-1.2.175-Released
04/13/2021 13:16:47 CEST

New world mmo on linux

So i am really looking forward to the new mmo by amazon called new world. But i really dont want to use Windows for it if that is possible.

Did anyone tried the beta of new world on linux yet? Or do you think we can get it to work on linux at all?

I mean i hate Windows so much that i dont even want to duo boot it. Its just a spyware os imo.

There probably is a second beta phase before release (i think) so maybe someone with access to that could try getting it to work on linux.

04/13/2021 12:58:33 CEST

Tiles editor progress #3 for Godot 4.0
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/tiles-editor-progress-3
04/13/2021 12:46:54 CEST

Commandos 2 - HD Remaster - Commandos 2 HD Remaster is now available for Mac and Linux
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1100410/view/3096762857509014968
04/13/2021 12:01:50 CEST

I have a problem!!

so iv been trying .exe files this past week and it keep opening my console and not working on my application i dont know what to do please help!

04/13/2021 10:44:15 CEST

Looking for Artists and Devs
URL: /r/GameDevs/comments/mpx6pv/looking_for_artists_and_devs/
04/13/2021 10:00:56 CEST

flatpak-wine 5.0.4: Installation, step by step
URL: https://youtu.be/x4PUObpG8sI
04/13/2021 09:52:58 CEST

Resolutiion - a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk kind of game
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/resolutiion
04/13/2021 08:41:50 CEST

No sound using Unofficial Wineskin on Catalina

I'm trying to run an RPGMaker 2000 game using the Unofficial Wineskin. I've got the game running, but there's no sound. The test sound works fine in winecfg. I tried fiddling with winetricks too in order to sey the audio to Mac coreaudio, but no dice. Any ideas?

04/13/2021 07:56:33 CEST

New Super Lucky's Tale - Wine 5.0.4 Linux
URL: https://youtube.com/watch?v=IvZfBgg0Xy8&feature=share
04/13/2021 07:13:42 CEST

URL: https://picster.itch.io/bottomless
04/13/2021 07:12:22 CEST

It's just me or someone else find silly the expression : "It's open source, not Open Source"?

I know that this will receive a lot of down votes and some hate.

But I've seem this so much frequently, that I feel embarrassed.

I know what Open Source is, but this expression sounds too much elitist. "This peasant have no idea what OpEn SoUrCe is".

Just take easy, be kind and explain that "the source code is open, but it has a license which..."

04/13/2021 06:10:46 CEST

Is paying extra for amd worth it?

I'm currently using a 1050ti and have been looking to upgrade it. I know amd gpus are preferred for linux, but for the price range I'm looking at, the value of an nvidia card would be way better, and its getting hard to justify going amd. Is paying an extra $50-100 worth it for amd or should I give up and buy nvidia?

04/13/2021 06:00:39 CEST

Kdenlive cut and splice video how do you join them when there is a huge gap between the beginning and end...see image url in comments

Lets say the clip on the right was at the 5 minute mark...is there a shortcut where I can make it go to the end on the left without me holding down the clip and scroll over to the left until i get there?


04/13/2021 05:16:26 CEST

Driver: San Francisco Wine 5.0.4 Linux
URL: https://youtube.com/watch?v=EAgKjEiXFwQ&feature=share
04/13/2021 05:05:07 CEST

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines

Newbie here, JUST started sing Linux Mint yesterday and so soon i'm in love with it, installed Quake (with quakespasm) and it played flawlessly well. today i tried to install VTMB and it didn't work so well, the game opens but only a black screen shows up, tried to look up online but only found some windows-related troubleshooting, any help ? (with the unofficial_patch the game goes past the black screen but only until the last dev intro video, then it freezes)

TL:DR VTMB opens but only a black screen shows up, no sound neither.

04/13/2021 03:56:31 CEST

Driver: San Francisco Wine 5.0.4 Linux
URL: https://youtube.com/watch?v=E9l88pSlheg
04/13/2021 03:52:06 CEST

DevilutionX 1.2.1 has been released!

DevilutionX 1.2.1 has been released!



  • Gharbad not having to go out of vision before progressing his quest
  • Diablo: Items with negative AC morphing in multiplayer
  • Diablo: Griswold and Wirt selling unusually expensive items
  • Diablo: Gold not going directly to inventory
  • Hellfire: Some monsters having lower than intended HP
  • Hellfire: Auric Amulet not taking effect in most scenarios

Graphics / Audio

  • Windows: Glitchy audio


  • Vita: Inability to edit hero name on the creation screen

Stability / Performance / System

  • Quest panel crashing the game for some quests
  • Windows: Some systems getting a sensor permission error
  • Windows: Stability issues and item morphing in Hellfire

Bugfixes for original Hellfire bugs


  • Rage/Search/Lightningwall not factoring in the hero level for the first player
  • Sparkling Shrine dealing an incorrect amount of damage
  • Items with negative AC morphing in multiplayer
04/13/2021 03:07:36 CEST

Nvidia's dynamic super-resolution on linux

Is it available on linux?

It's a way to play games at a higher rex=z than your monitor, It could allow people to play 4k on a 1080p monitor or 8k on a 4k monitor

I've tested it on Windows 10 and it works just fine.

But I wonder if it's available on Linux.

GeForce Tech Demo:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSUSYaa6C9s

04/13/2021 02:58:08 CEST

ENB graphics enhancement framework now includes wine-compatible builds for Skyrim SE.

As of a few days ago, ENB releases started including a wine-compatible build. Here's a quote from the news page:

7 april 2021
Updated ENBSeries 0.452 for TES Skyrim SE without version change. Added Linux version.

Installation notes (provided by a linux user) and the wine-specific DLL are present in the LinuxVersion directory of the zip file. To make it work on Skyrim SE, you'll need to copy these into the game's executable directory:

  • ENB's LinuxVersion/d3d11.dll
  • ENB's WrapperVersion/d3dcompiler_46e.dll
  • An ENB preset's ini files and enbseries directory (along with its contents)

If I remember correctly, you'll also need the following in your wine prefix:

  • override d3d11 as native in winecfg
  • winetricks verbs: d3dx11_43 d3dcompiler_43 d3dcompiler_47
  • dxvk
04/13/2021 01:43:01 CEST

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour's Linux ports added to Luxtorpeda for Steam

Context 1:

Duke Nukem 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by 3D Realms. It is a sequel to the platform games Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II, published by 3D Realms. Duke Nukem 3D features the adventures of the titular Duke Nukem, voiced by Jon St. John, who fights against an alien invasion on Earth. Along with Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, Duke Nukem 3D is considered to be responsible for popularizing first-person shooters, and was released to major acclaim.

20th Anniversary World Tour: Developed by Nerve Software and Gearbox Software and published by Gearbox Publishing. It was announced by Gearbox Software on September 2, 2016 at PAX East, and it's a re-release for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. World Tour includes an all-new 5th episode by the original episode designers, new music by composer Lee Jackson, re-recorded voice lines by Jon St. John, new enemies and new lighting effects. However, it does not contain the expansions from Kill-A-Ton Collection and Megaton Edition. World Tour was released on October 11, 2016.

Context 2:

[Luxtorpeda is a] Steam Play compatibility tool to run games using native Linux engines.

List of other native games supported by Luxtorpeda:


For detailed Luxtorpeda review:



u/d10sfan has added Raze source port for Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour to Luxtorpeda repos. Thanks to that, native Linux port of the game can be played as Steam game.


Follow "Installation (using tarball)" method, pick Luxtorpeda as Steam Play compatibility tool for the game, install and launch the game.


04/12/2021 22:56:41 CEST

Gamepad or xbox controller

looking for advice to select a good controller for SuperTuxKart on my Linux Mint rig ?

what controller works best ? Xbox, N64 or Playstation or other ?

USB or Bluetooth

04/12/2021 22:24:46 CEST

Help error "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine."

Iam newbie on linux so someone may help here. ive researched a lot but couldn't find a way yet.

I was few days trying to install tibia but that didnt download so today i found on a forum that if I use a vpn the launcher would get successful on the download and it really did, but when i logged in the game close and that msg appear..


04/12/2021 22:18:40 CEST

What GPU is best for Linux

My current PC is rocking a i5 4670K 8 GB Ram and a GTX 760. Its currently running under Windows 7 ultimate, my new PC bill is going to consist of a Ryzen 7 3700X MSI b450 gaming pro Carbon ac 32 GB Ram. I was originally going to buy a 3070. I did my research on Linux drivers and Im gotten mixed responses people say Nvidia is horrible for Linux and some say otherwise. Do you think I should go with a RX 6800XT or an RTX 3070? BTW Im going to be using Arch

04/12/2021 22:10:14 CEST

DXVK 1.7.3 vs DXVK 1.8.1 | 1080p | RX 5700 + Ryzen 7 5800x |
URL: https://youtu.be/7_1WPx4u7Zg
04/12/2021 21:35:22 CEST

Can I use DLCs I have through GOG, on proton?

I have Grim Dawn and 2 of the DLCs on GoG. Would I be able to use the DLCs? If so, just "add non steam game" the same way you do the .exe?

04/12/2021 19:57:36 CEST

Variable Rate Shading Benchmarks
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=radeon-radv-vrs&num=1
04/12/2021 18:01:22 CEST

Anyone successfully using Azeron keypad in Linux?

Title pretty much says it all. I'm considering buying this keypad because it looks really cool, but of course it doesn't have native Linux support. Has anyone in the community tried to get this product to work in a Linux environment, and if so how did you fare?

Store link for those not familiar with the product. https://www.azeron.eu/

04/12/2021 17:48:22 CEST

Hired Ops works great with proton ( free multiplayer fps)

I want to let everyone looking for a Call of Duty style FPS, that Hired Ops works out of the box with proton on Steam. They have a different anti cheat, it works great until now, didn't see any cheater. This game really needs more people playing and GNU/Linux gamers need more polished online fps, so it's a win win situation. See you in the game. Have fun.

04/12/2021 17:24:07 CEST

How is VR / Linux these days?

I've been toying with the idea of upgrading / buying a new computer for the last few months (parts of mine are almost a decade old!) and I've always wanted to try VR.

I'd love to buy a VR headset and give VRchat and whatever a go but I don't want to buy a computer (or most expensive parts for a computer, headset included) if it's still a bit of a headache.

Just curious about people with VR headsets and their opinion on VR / Steam / Linux etc

(If you use Manjaro Linux or an Arch distribution even better!).

Thanks :)

04/12/2021 16:41:11 CEST

Wine-staging 6.6 breaks mouse and keyboard in Fallout New Vegas

After upgrading from 6.5 to 6.6 the mouse and keyboard no longer work in FNV. Steer clear of this update if you run Fallout New Vegas. My Star Trek Voyager I+II games still work. Reverting to 6.5 solved the problem.

04/12/2021 16:20:25 CEST

METRO Exodus (Native) for Linux - April 14th, 2021
04/12/2021 16:15:01 CEST

Get three months FREE of Stadia Pro thanks to Lenovo
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/get-three-months-free-of-stadia-pro-thanks-to-lenovo
04/12/2021 14:42:13 CEST

Source Engine games still vulnerable to Remote Code Execution via friends invites after 2 years since initiallyreported
URL: https://twitter.com/the_secret_club/status/1380868759129296900?s=19
04/12/2021 13:54:40 CEST

Steam client allegedly still vulnerable to Remote Code Execution on Source Engine games after 2 years since reported
URL: https://twitter.com/the_secret_club/status/1380868759129296900?s=19
04/12/2021 13:09:53 CEST

OpenHV, a free and open source RTS based on the unreleased Hard Vacuum has a stable build
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/openhv-a-free-and-open-source-rts-based-on-the-unreleased-hard-vacuum-has-a-stable-build
04/12/2021 12:50:15 CEST

problem with network_change_notifier_win.cc

Trying to run a RPGM game and I keep getting this error:

[32:36:0412/123602.042:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(157)] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 8

any ideas, running arch and have updated all packages. Many people seem to have gotten the same error but no all the threads seem to have died before anyone came to the right answer.

04/12/2021 12:43:12 CEST

Will Windows anti-cheat ever be compatible with VMs?

Some Linux users run a dual-GPU passthrough instead of dual-booting or sticking with games which run on Proton/have native ports.

I assume that this would require changes on Oracle's part in Virtualbox -- I've speculated, what incentive they would have to spoof Windows running under virtualization as a native system? Can there even be legal aspects preventing this? Are (Windows) VMs always fundamentally different and trivial to detect by Windows software (games)?

04/12/2021 12:31:26 CEST

How to play pirated Windows games on linux ?

The title pretty much explains it, i was confused about where to post this question coz there are a lot of forums, but i decided to do it here.
i have many games that i used to play on win 10 like dont starve igi gta sa vice city farm frenzy and the list goes on..

the problem is- they all are pirated and i dont know if these software- proton/wine (dont know much about them) will support them coz they are not purchased

please help me, i wanna play them again, i really miss gaming since when i switched to linux as a full time daily driver from windows to archlinux

04/12/2021 11:57:07 CEST

High-refresh gaming on Gnome 40/Wayland?

Hi guys,

I'm planning to run linux on a desktop computer that I'm slowly building and I want to game on it. I am very impressed by Gnome 40 and want to run this on a distro I'll choose (probably Mint, Manjaro or Pop_OS). Suddenly I came across info that Wayland (and Gnome 40 runs on Wayland, right?) cannot run (or has issues with) high refresh monitors because it introduces big enough lag that frame generation cannot keep up. I don't plan on playing anything even close to competitively (even CS:GO on 60fps is good enough for me), but I don't want to buy 144hz monitor to waste this potential & money. Can anyone tell me what's the issue, how bad is it and can we do anything about it? In a simple terms please, I work in IT and being relatively tech-savvy, but don't want to go deep if the issue is bad.

04/12/2021 10:34:38 CEST

Are there any EA Origin emulators that work under wine?

A quick search reveals OrangeEmu64.dll, but that one seemingly does not work under wine, at least according to other search results.

Is there any that does? For context, I want to play a game that uses EA Origin (Sea of Solitude), but I don't wish to use EA Origin.

04/12/2021 10:32:21 CEST

Game recommendations: What can I play that lasts 30 mins to 60 mins max?

I'm looking for a game or games that I can play for about 30 minutes that will give me some enjoyment and a break. At first, I was thinking of Hearthstone but I'm a bit worried I'd have to spend a hell of a lot of money on card packs to be viable so I was wondering what everyone else would recommend? I might still try Hearthstone as I like the idea of competitiveness. I'm running the latest version of Wine-staging and the latest version of DXVK.

04/12/2021 10:20:40 CEST

Recording Gameplay in Linux

Hello, I recently upgraded from a GTX 1070 to an RX 6700 XT and now I have no idea how to record in-game footage without taking a massive performance hit in the game I'm recording.

Back when I was using the GTX 1070, I just used OBS with NVenc and that worked great but with my new AMD card I can only use VA-API which doesn't work well with OBS. When I record using VA-API in OBS, the video is extremely choppy and there is apparently no fix for this since It's a know issue with the Linux version of OBS and hasn't been fixed for very long time. I did try using x264 which doesn't record choppy video but absolutely DESTROYS my framerate in certain games so I'm looking for an OBS alternative which supports hardware encoding on AMD GPUs. Any advice?

04/12/2021 09:00:25 CEST

Has anyone got the cutscenes in Crash Bandicoot 4 to work?

At first none were working and I couldn't get passed the title screen because of it, but i used mf-install and now some of them work and I can play the game but some of them just show a black screen with no audio and I just have to skip them. Its not a huge deal but I wanted know if anyone figured out how to get them working.

My system:

Ryzen 5 2600

RX 590

Arch Linux Kernel 5.11.13

Wine version: Lutris 6.4

DXVK Version: 1.8.1L

04/12/2021 08:10:24 CEST

Cyberpunk runned perfectly, I runned one command and now it doesn't even launch

As the title says i tried to setup corectrl and found this post on this subreddit (here) and it messed up my boot and cyberpunk, the boot it just was that the animations were gone, doesn't matter i fixed it but the thing was cyberpunk that was freshly installed, and now it doesn't work, I purge corectrl and deleted the option on kernelstub, and I reinstalled cyberpunk but now it gives me this wierd log.

My setup: Msi bravo 15, Pop OS 20.10, Cyberpunk 2077 gog version.

the log:

392: err: vkd3d_wait_for_gpu_timeline_semaphores: failed to wait for vulkan timeline semaphores.

and it repeats itself till the system crashes and i have to force shutdown. am really losing my mind and wanting to do a fresh reinstall of pop os...

04/12/2021 07:53:22 CEST

L4T Ubuntu 3.2.0 vs 3.3.0 Gamecube Performance
URL: https://youtu.be/umv1yYFuEM8
04/12/2021 07:03:50 CEST

i have a issue running bloons td 6 in proton no matter what version i use (even GE doesn't work)

so when ever i start up btd 6 it gives me this error:

Failed to initialize graphics.

Make sure you have DirectX 11 installed, have up to date

drivers for your graphics card and have not disabled

3D acceleration in display settings.

InitializeEngineGraphics failed

what do i do? i tried a bunch of launch commands such as wine d3d and it still doesn't work and if i run it in wine (5.0.3 since i am using debian) instead of proton it shows a grey screen with the btd 6 cursor and then crashes please help me as i have been really interested in playing this game

04/12/2021 07:02:41 CEST

Kungfu Strike Warrior's Rise, Wine 5.0.4 Linux
URL: https://youtube.com/watch?v=7vTIGOXQYfw&feature=share
04/12/2021 06:23:11 CEST

Grab Three Free Months of Stadia Pro Subscription via Lenovos Giveaway
04/12/2021 04:44:38 CEST

Seige possible coming to Linux

I use Linux for Online school and gaming and crypto mining. I use windows 10 for about 3 games that won't run one of them being siege. Whenever I play the game it gives me the option to launch it in Vulkan and I get way better FPS. Could we expect to see a siege port to Linux sometime soon?

04/12/2021 03:51:39 CEST

Hello everyone was wondering what are you all using to record game play? I been using small screen recorder since am not streaming and want to catch linux game play. Recently i notice the playback comes back choppy as hell. Can someone recommend another program? TIA

Hello everyone was wondering what are you all using to record game play? I been using small screen recorder since am not streaming and want to catch linux game play. Recently i notice the playback comes back choppy as hell. Can someone recommend another program? TIA

04/12/2021 03:31:23 CEST

Steam Native Runtime v/s regular Steam?

According to the Arch Wiki, it's not recommended to use steam-native-runtime since apparently:

it might break some games due to binary incompatibility and it might miss some libraries present in the Steam runtime.

So just curious to see if anyone here prefers using steam-native-runtime over regular steam? If so, have you noticed any major visible benefits - and also any issues?

04/12/2021 02:04:01 CEST

if you don't like schedutil and what it's doing with clocks, keep reading

Not sure about other distros, but in Manjaro schedutil is the default. And I figured it's getting on my nerves.

First, KDE desktop effects. This can be blamed on KDE, Kwin (it's frankly smoother under wayland, but wayland is unusable for other reasons for me) and my not-so-fast hardware (A8-7600, integrated graphics), but I've had it with sometimes stuttery animations.

Second, even when it's idle, it's never really idle - clocks are jumping around all the time. There's nothing really going on, it makes no sense to raise clocks literally all the damn time.

I guess people are usually using ondemand as an alternative, but I figured it isn't really an answer. It's boosting clocks even faster and the stutter is even worse, unless sampling_down_factor is set pretty high, at which point sure, it's smooth, but with clocks jumping to 2,8ghz while doing nothing.

So I came up with this abomination:

cpupower frequency-set -g conservative 
echo 2 >/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/conservative/sampling_down_factor
echo 75 >/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/conservative/up_threshold
echo 10 >/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/conservative/down_threshold
echo 10 >/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/conservative/freq_step
echo 1 >/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/conservative/ignore_nice_load

The main reason behind stuttering of desktop effects isn't even that schedutil doesn't raise clocks fast enough, it's that it drops them on the floor too soon and doesn't manage to boost them back in time. Ondemand is similar, they're just fluctuating clocks like crazy. It may depend on the hardware, for me it is what it is. With the config above it isn't perfect, but it's considerably better. Between sampling_down_factor = 2 and 10% frequency step, it takes time to drop clocks down (10% down_threshold contributes to that as well).

On the other hand, 75% up_threshold makes sure that clocks go up pretty fast. Overall it likes to keep clocks at slightly higher values than schedutil, without so much variation, but when the system is idle, it's idle - clocks are more or less a flat line then. Performance overall seems to be the same or slightly better. I saw no difference in games (didn't test much though), desktop effects are smoother due to less aggressive downclocking, and overall there's more headroom when something suddenly needs more processing power, since under load the clocks are a bit higher than with schedutil.

I didn't touch sampling_rate, since I can't set it lower than the default in Manjaro (kernel 5.11). Feel free to experiment with it, but imho it shouldn't be set too low. People think it's the latency that matters, but when under more or less constant load you're not dropping clocks all the time, there's no need to boost them in a microsecond either.

04/12/2021 01:51:46 CEST

Street Uni X has a new demo out, supports Linux natively
URL: https://twitter.com/StreetUniX/status/1380723366408056832
04/12/2021 01:23:06 CEST

Fedora os

Is fedora good for gaming?

04/12/2021 01:14:53 CEST

The Mesa RADV Vulkan Driver Will Soon Have An Option That Boosts Performance 30%+ On RDNA2 GPUs By Rendering Less
URL: https://linuxreviews.org/The_Mesa_RADV_Vulkan_Driver_Will_Soon_Have_An_Option_That_Boosts_Performance_30%25%2B_On_RDNA2_GPUs_By_Rendering_Less
04/12/2021 00:31:06 CEST

Steam games close immediately

Hi everyone,

I've been having an issue on Fedora 34 (running KDE Plasma) where every game I launch on Steam closes immediately due to some error with the Wine prefix (despite it being the first time I've launched the game). Running Steam through the console using the steam command or the same command used by my application launcher (/usr/bin/steam %U) seems to fix this issue most of the time. A reboot of my PC also fixes it.

However, it's not a proper solution as I have to keep a terminal window open and this should not be happening in the first place, as I ran Pop!_OS before and never encountered this sort of issue. As mentioned, it still even happens sometimes when launching Steam from the terminal, and I managed to catch the logs of one of those times. This is the error I get (looks like a runtime issue?):

ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/dallasrage/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.>>> Adding process 131724 for game ID 33230ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/dallasrage/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/dallasrage/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.>>> Adding process 131725 for game ID 33230>>> Adding process 131726 for game ID 33230Proton: Upgrading prefix from None to 6.3-1 (/mnt/games/SteamLibrary/steamapps/compatdata/33230/)Traceback (most recent call last):File "/home/dallasrage/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Proton - Experimental/proton", line 976, in g_session.init_session()File "/home/dallasrage/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Proton - Experimental/proton", line 805, in init_sessiong_compatdata.setup_prefix()File "/home/dallasrage/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Proton - Experimental/proton", line 431, in setup_prefixos.symlink("../drive_c", self.prefix_dir + "/dosdevices/c:")

04/12/2021 00:29:26 CEST

Modern Nvidia dGPU not suspending with prime render offloading

I've read a few times that when using prime render offloading, a turing+ nvidia dGPU is able to power down. Mine shows as 'active' when executing cat /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:01:00.0/power/runtime_status and seems to be drawing 11W+ when executing nvidia-smi.

My setup: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
I am using Manjaro with 5.11 kernel and asus-nb-ctrl for graphics switching.

Does anyone have any insights?

04/11/2021 23:15:36 CEST

Should I expect any performance issues running Proton titles stored on an NTFS drive? I'm talking real life scenarios, not benchmarks.

TL;DR - What performance issues (if any) should I be aware of while running games via Proton which are stored on an NTFS formatted SSD?



I have a 1TB nvme SSD which I am giving a Windows VM direct access to - mostly for titles which do not play nice with Proton for any reason. There are a few pesky titles where performance under Proton just isn't there (yet).

Since there is a lot of unused space on it, I figure I might as well just install the majority of my games which are Windows native to this drive and share that disk with my Linux Steam client utilizing the ntfs-3g driver. This way I can experiment with Proton while on my Linux host, but keep them on the Windows VM all the same.

This works fine based on my limited testing. I'm wondering if there should be any expected performance hit running AAA games this way. I know the ntfs-3g package is more or less a reverse engineered implementation of Microsoft's proprietary NTFS system so there is likely to be some kinks under the hood but I don't know if this is something I should actually have to worry about given the fact its on an SSD. I could see how some potential performance issues might be more apparent on a mechanical HDD vs using native NTFS though.

04/11/2021 21:29:39 CEST

Is it truly beneficial to build another computer exclusively for gaming?

I've though about this for a long time for several reasons. Especially anti-cheat (not a good Linux compatibility, sure) has spyware-like characteristics and all major clients likely have a poor privacy policy, including Steam. From what I know, nothing per-se prevents a Linux game either from scanning all running processes and files in your home folder. To me only installing FOSS software from your distro software repository is vastly preferred on the primary desktop system.

The second point being: performance overhead of software I prefer to run on the background at all times or more or less daily; rsync and borgbackup, transmission and I've considered mining as well. Dual-booting would be inefficient.

Lastly, at the time I need Windows for various reasons and I'm not confident that anything barring a hardware-switch (disconnecting entirely) prevents cryptolocker from touching my Linux drive (let alone partition). I also don't know if everything running under Windows is entirely incapable of reading Linux filesystems.

The concern is that this setup is costly especially when both systems get a relatively large SSD and the Linux machine is built with a reasonable CPU. I don't have much free space at my apartment either and trying to share the peripherals (including monitor) can be a nightmare. I prefer not to buy or use a laptop when portability is not a concern.

04/11/2021 21:23:30 CEST

Suggested game for preteen


I want to start playing co-op (local or online) games with my preteen. I'm on Ubuntu and they are on Windows, both using Steam. Do you all have any good game suggestions we can try? Right now my daughter is pretty well versed in Roblox, Among Us, and Minecraft, so she is no beginner.

I was thinking of trying Path of Exile, Neverwinter, Valheim, Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition (not sure if it has co-op), and The Forest. Would love to hear about any other games that are fun to co-op that work great on linux. Thank you

04/11/2021 21:01:11 CEST

We have made a lot of updates to our game over the past few months and wanted to get your feedback again on our Linux build of Rat Race!

The last time we posted here you guys had a ton of great feedback on the game and were able to help validate the builds and give us ideas for improvement. Our goal is to be able to go into early access with both Windows and Linux builds working from the get-go.

This is currently a demo build so keep in mind it only has ~30 levels, a fraction of the levels the released game will have. Additionally, the released game will have way more artwork, a built-in level editor, and multiplayer. Please let us know in the comments or on our discord how the game ran for you, and if you encountered any errors. The more bugs we find now the better the game is for Linux users later. Here is a link to the project!

04/11/2021 20:50:38 CEST

Playing Heretic II on modern system

Hey all. Back into the day I bought a few Loki Linux game ports on CD. I still Q3A Linux CD and have come across some modern engine ports that I can load in my CDs data and play!

I recently came across my CD from the old game Heretic II and looked for some way to play on modern Linux systems, but havent found any options. Anyone out there have a way to play this old game?


04/11/2021 20:20:19 CEST

Lenovo Legion 7 with Ubuntu: Screen Brightness and Sound

Ubuntu installs fine. However, cannot control screen brightness and cannot play sound.

This is the just released 2021 Lenovo Legion 7. Can anyone please help?

04/11/2021 17:14:02 CEST

Red Alert 2: Romanov's Vengeance v20210409 released


Romanov's Vengeance is a 3rd party OpenRA mod based on OpenRA Red Alert 2 mod. It aims to create a Red Alert 2 with balanced multiplayer experience, improvements that comes from OpenRA and other improvements from more modern Command & Conquer games.


After series of betas and playtests, release version of Red Alert 2: Romanov's Vengeance has arrived in 9 April 2020.



1) The game requires C&C Red Alert 2 files to run;


2) Make AppImage release executable and run.

Note: Single player campaigns of the original games seem to not supported as this point.

04/11/2021 16:56:15 CEST

Rocket League performance

I'm considering switching to Linux completely, my only worry is that I play rocket league primarily and was wondering what the performance is like through proton.

If anyone has any personal benchmarks or links it would be really appreciated.

04/11/2021 16:40:47 CEST

Immortals Fenyx Rising Linux Gameplay Highest Settings
URL: https://youtube.com/watch?v=ed4X9q13O64&feature=share
04/11/2021 16:19:19 CEST

Strife Community Edition (F2P MOBA) will shut down in 17 May 2021

Context 1:

Strife (2015) [not be confused with Strife: Quest for the Sigil (1996) / Strife: Veteran Edition (2014)] was a F2P MOBA developed by S2 Games which also developed another MOBA, Heroes of Newerth. Strife was abandoned and its servers shut down in 2018.

Context 2:

Strife CE (Community Edition) is a project, run by the community to make Strife playable again.


The Strife CE server expenses didn't get covered for the last 12 months so [the dev] had to pay most of them by [his] own. Decided to shut them finally down. The Service will stay available until 17th of may.



Apart from being a decent, fun and interesting MOBA, Strife CE contains a short single player scenario. Therefore, I suggest people to give it a shot when it's still available. Source code of the project is also available for those interested;





04/11/2021 13:16:23 CEST

Distro-agnostic dynamically linked binaries via ELF hackery (aka 2021: Year of the Linux Gaming Desktop)
URL: https://youtu.be/pq1XqP4-qOo
04/11/2021 12:45:13 CEST

Quick PSA: ENBseries for Skyrim SE - Linux version released

Thought I'd make a quick post on this, as the ENB developer doesn't really follow any sort of versioning or release notes scheme, and I only found out stumbling across a one line post he made on his forum.

If you go and download the latest ENB binaries from here, you'll find there is now a "Linux version" folder present, with a replacement dx11 dll. Install the regular ENB files first, then overwrite the dx11 dll in the game folder with the Linux one.

The timing worked out great for me as I'm just putting the finishing touches on setting up the Lexy LOTD modlist on Linux (which is actually 99% doable, if anyone was curious), and now I don't have to resort to using the older ENB binaries that (sort of) worked with DXVK.

04/11/2021 12:17:35 CEST

Roblox is still broken?

From the last time i checked the problem was that roblox sends a "verify" package every 10 seconds but wine can't do that as fast. Is this still a problem or the anticheat is to blame?

04/11/2021 12:09:09 CEST

Trying to run steam with wine

Hi everyone, ive tried using wine in the past and running steam. The actual games and applications do work, but the steam library and whole display wont load so its nearly impossible to select games which I actually want to play. Ive also noticed its very demanding for me to run anything through wine, my computer immediately uses its fans even after a few minutes, any help would be appreciated.

04/11/2021 12:00:06 CEST

OpenTTD Went to Steam to Solve a Hard Problem
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/openttd-went-to-steam-to-solve-a-hard-problem/
04/11/2021 11:18:45 CEST

Problem with newer versions of proton ( 5.0&gt; )

Hello, so turns out that when I try to use any version of proton newer than 5.0, the game ( any game ) won't launch, it will close at the second after I press the play button, any ideas?

04/11/2021 11:06:56 CEST

Which proton version is recommended?

I'm new to linux and i saw that proton has a lot of different versions, the default in steam seems to be the experimental one, but i want to know, which one is most recommended?

04/11/2021 11:02:14 CEST

Which is better for Linux: brand new Thinkpad, or Galaxy Tab I got for free when I bought a cellphone in 2014


04/11/2021 10:30:42 CEST

Trackmania 2020 monitor loses connection after changing resolution

I am only guessing that this is a wine related issue as am running trackmania through wine but anyway. I play at 1280x720 because of my GPU not being powerful enough to run smoothly on higher ones, and in lutris I have set to automatically switch back to 1920x1080 after the game closes, but almost every time now when I exit the game or change the resolution or I do bigger graphics changes, my monitor just reports no signal and my pc gets frozen at least from what I gathered (music still plays but no input is going through)
I do not have a old monitor or any adapters, seen a forum about that.
Has anyone else been experiencing this?
Thank you for helping!

04/11/2021 10:12:52 CEST

Steps needed in order to natively develop or port games to Linux

What are the step you would need to take to natively build a game for Linux or port it (Please be as detailed as possible)

04/11/2021 10:11:35 CEST

Help running fable anniversary

I'm trying to run fable anniversary, but for some reason there's something wrong with the display, it's always distorted kind of like an old broken tv (there's purple pixels spreaded across the screen). I checked on proton db the game is listed as platinum, so i didn't really know what's the cause problem. My laptop is a dell g5 se (R7 4800H/RX 5600M) and the version of proton i'm using is the 6.3 version. The linux distro that i used is Manjaro (KDE) and i haven't tinker it yet.

04/11/2021 08:55:21 CEST

Warframe taking too long with "Processing Vulkan Shaders"

Anyone having issues with vulkan shaders taking too long in Warframe? I have let it be run once and it took around 40 minutes but once I want to play it again, it restarts the whole process. Because of it, I've been skipping the vulkan shader process but I'm not sure if there's a performance impact for me as it seems to run normal except the occasional hangs when entering a new area

Anyone else know why is this the case?

04/11/2021 08:40:34 CEST

GreenWithEnvy 0.15.3 is out (for nVidia users)
URL: https://gitlab.com/leinardi/gwe/-/tags/0.15.3
04/11/2021 08:18:52 CEST

Wine wont launch .exes

I am running Manjaro 21.0.1 with wine 6.5 Staging

This is what I know

I was able to run any .exes with open with wine program loader with no issues, bliss and randomly it stopped letting me and after trying many many things including reinstalling manjaro ( I didn't have much on here it didn't matter to me)

wine is not saving my configs, whenever I make one and restart it forgets about it

gives me this error "wine: Read access denied for device L"\\??\\Z:\\", FS volume label and serial are not available." when opening the drives tab in wine applications configuration

(but at the same time wine can still run some apps through console)

I am able to run some apps in terminal with "wine path/to/program.exe" but cant right click and run them with open with wine program loader, sometimes it tells me its updating config then closes and doesn't launch

I am able to use steam and lutris just fine, but i do not want to have to setup a lutris "game" to run everything.

04/11/2021 06:04:31 CEST

Drivers on POP!_OS

I'm building a casual pc for my dad and I am installing Pop!_OS on it. Here is his list:


My question is, what drivers would he need to install? Just the AMD and Motherboard drivers correct? If so, how do I go about doing that? Any guides? My dad and I are both very willing and excited to learn everything Linux!

04/11/2021 04:20:16 CEST

My linux developed game is now based in part on Dwarf Fortress

Life Dwarf Fortress, my game features a realistic geology model where stone occurs in layers (Sedimentary, Igneous, Metamorphic).

The attributes and colors of stone change based on the type of the stone. Items built from stone such as furniture, fences and braziers inherit the properties and color of the stone type.


04/11/2021 03:09:07 CEST

My linux developed game is now based in part on Dwarf Fortress

Life Dwarf Fortress, my game features a realistic geology model where stone occurs in layers (Sedimentary, Igneous, Metamorphic).

The attributes and colors of stone change based on the type of the stone. Items built from stone such as furniture, fences and braziers inherit the properties and color of the stone type.


04/11/2021 03:05:21 CEST

what happened to wine gaming

for some reason games that i could play with wine i cant run them anymore even though i could before

04/11/2021 01:31:25 CEST

Variable Refresh Shading is AMAZING!

Ok, here's the coop.

Some benchmarkks now on a 3900X, 6800XT, 32 GBs RAM system with Garuda Linux (Gaming Edition) on it.

Without VRS:

  • Cybeprunk-> 30 FPS
  • AC Odyssey -> 54 FPS
  • Horizon Zero Dawn -> 30 FPS
  • Control -> 46 FPS

With VRS 2x2:

  • Cybeprunk-> 35 FPS
  • AC Odyssey -> 60 FPS
  • Horizon Zero Dawn -> - FPS
  • Control -> - FPS

Will update the last two in a moment.

04/11/2021 01:27:37 CEST


Does Wine Work on OpenBSD?

04/11/2021 01:23:15 CEST

World of Warcraft shadows glitch

Hello guys, don't know if anybody is having the same problem as me but when ever set my shadows quality in WoW above low some strange horizontal lines come up, as its shown in the screenshot .

Im running on Manjaro, with the latest Mesa Drivers, and the default wine version found on the lutris WoW install script.

My spec are:

AMD Ryzen 7 3800x

AMD RX 580

Ty in advance.

04/11/2021 01:14:35 CEST

Linux market share won't grow until Suse / RedHat / Canonical wants

Look to ChromeOS, it is a terrible OS and is getting more big each day due to selling by Google and marketing

Linux need to Suse / RedHat / Canonical selling preinstalleds Dekstops/laptops/phone like Google & Apple

04/11/2021 00:33:30 CEST

Linux 5.11.13-xanmod
URL: /r/XanMod/comments/moee4n/linux_51113xanmod/
04/11/2021 00:27:29 CEST

problem with wine windows progam loader

some weird problem no matter what .exe i use it will not load anything i have never had this problem with it before and i have already removed wine and reinstalled it i even changed distros to see if that was the problem

04/10/2021 23:59:48 CEST

yuzu (Nintendo Switch emulator) Progress Report March 2021
URL: https://yuzu-emu.org/entry/yuzu-progress-report-mar-2021/
04/10/2021 23:43:29 CEST

Worst Linux gaming things

What negative Linux gaming related things that happened in the past do you consider to be the worst? For me, it is probably the following two things:

  1. Deus Ex (the first one) Linux port that could have been a big thing back then, but was cancelled because Loki Games went out of business before releasing it.

  2. The Witcher 3 port that was planned, but then was cancelled as a result of the negative feedback from users related to The Witcher 2 port.

04/10/2021 23:18:28 CEST

Steam Doesn't Recognize My Rudder Pedals

I have two Thrustmaster T.16000M flight sticks, which are recognized by Steam, and the Thrustmaster T-Rudder pedals, which are not.

Linux recognizes them all, and I can see them the configuration UIs, as well as with evdev-joystick --l

In /dev/input, js0, js1, and js2 are assigned to the pedals and both joysticks, respectively. But only the joysticks have events linked to them. The pedals have an event, but it isn't linked to js0.

In fact, the pedals originally registered in /dev/input/by-id as usb-Thrustmaster_T-Rudder_00000000000001A-event, and was only readable through evdev-joystick --l as root. I renamed it to usb-Thrustmaster_T-Rudder-event-joystick & evdev picks it up, but Steam still doesn't recognize it.

Sorry if that's confusing, but I'm having a lot of trouble finding a solution for this. Any help please?

Operating System: Manjaro Linux

KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.3

KDE Frameworks Version: 5.80.0

Qt Version: 5.15.2

Kernel Version: 5.4.105-1-MANJARO

OS Type: 64-bit

Graphics Platform: X11

Processors: 8 AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Quad-Core Processor

Memory: 31.4 GiB of RAM

Graphics Processor: Radeon RX 580 Series

04/10/2021 22:11:38 CEST

OpenLoco release v21.04
URL: /r/locomotion/comments/mobv5x/openloco_release_v2104/
04/10/2021 22:09:46 CEST

King of Seas, an upcoming Pirates!-like title - Preview on Linux (Proton)
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/king-of-seas-preview-on-linux-proton/
04/10/2021 21:23:14 CEST

Portal Stories: Mel - AMD and Linux fix
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/317400/announcements/detail/3108021856564680857
04/10/2021 21:04:10 CEST

On Gnome, some windows have a persistent title bar (even when run in fullscreen)

https://i.redd.it/gykamovn6es61.png (Quakespasm-Spiked)
https://i.redd.it/m5vdr8ckkyr61.png (Paranoia in Wine)

This was asked recently, went unanswered: https://reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/iiidqf/does_anyone_know_how_to_get_rid_of_the_gnome/

The OS status bar ("top bar") can be hidden with this addon by removing a window title bar using a command I get empty space at its place, the desktop (or the windows underneath) is visible and elements can be activated.

04/10/2021 21:03:32 CEST

Wine app stopped working after last update

Im using Manjaro. After last update (wine 6.5.2) an application that launched ok, stopped working. This is what i get if i try to launch it from terminal:

MESA-INTEL: warning: Ivy Bridge Vulkan support is incomplete
X Error of failed request: GLXBadFBConfig
Major opcode of failed request: 152 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 0 ()
Serial number of failed request: 272
Current serial number in output stream: 272

Any suggestion to fix it? Thanks!

04/10/2021 20:52:32 CEST

Utopos is now available on Steam as Linux native! Thanks to r/linux_gaming community for helping me make sure it works on all major distros!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1560330/Utopos/
04/10/2021 20:43:38 CEST

Dota 7.29 not starting.

Hi guys, I reinstalled Dota to try out the new patch and the game does not start.

Is anyone else experiencing this issue?

I tried using -vulkan in the launch options and nothing changed.

04/10/2021 20:24:05 CEST

World of Warcraft shadow problem/glitch

Hello guys, don't know if anybody is having the same problem as me but when ever set my shadows quality in WoW above low some strange horizontal lines come up, as its shown in the screenshot .

Im running on Manjaro, with the latest Mesa Drivers, and the default wine version found on the lutris WoW install script.

My spec are:

AMD Ryzen 7 3800x

AMD RX 580

Ty in advance.

04/10/2021 19:47:30 CEST

"To be honest, the effort to port our game natively to Linux was not so big and the community was very supportive." after switching to a portable game engine.
URL: https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/OndrejTrhon/20210407/378651/Charles_Games_Year_1_Making_serious_indie_games_business_recap_Part_1.php
04/10/2021 19:22:59 CEST

How can I disable certain buttons on my gamepad?

I am using a gamepad to play games, and it works well. However, there are four tiny, easy-to-activate buttons on the underside that apparently spam every button until you get it to stop (I pause and unpause my game).

How can I suppress those buttons? What kind of software should I be searching for? Is there already a config file I could edit?

Most of what I've been able to find has to do with adding gamepad support to games, which is unrelated to my issue.

  • OS: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
  • Gamepad: Opolar GC601
04/10/2021 17:36:58 CEST

Some troubles with Watch Dogs 2
URL: https://www.reddit.com/gallery/mo6p6r
04/10/2021 17:22:43 CEST

Ordering mass hauling of raw materials to the storage unit in Stardeus
URL: https://v.redd.it/xjv464e5ybs61
04/10/2021 17:20:10 CEST

Wine 6.6 = libGL error: MESA-LOADER: failed to open radeonsi

First RANT -WINE IS SUCH A PIECE OF SHIT! (no not really)

libGL error: MESA-LOADER: failed to open radeonsi: /usr/lib/dri/radeonsi_dri.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory (search paths /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri:\$${ORIGIN}/dri:/usr/lib/dri)
libGL error: failed to load driver: radeonsi
libGL error: MESA-LOADER: failed to open radeonsi: /usr/lib/dri/radeonsi_dri.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory (search paths /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri:\$${ORIGIN}/dri:/usr/lib/dri)
libGL error: failed to load driver: radeonsi
libGL error: MESA-LOADER: failed to open swrast: /usr/lib/dri/swrast_dri.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory (search paths /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri:\$${ORIGIN}/dri:/usr/lib/dri)
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
X Error of failed request:  GLXBadContext
  Major opcode of failed request:  152 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  6 (X_GLXIsDirect)
  Serial number of failed request:  802
  Current serial number in output stream:  801

Debian Bullseye - Wine 6.6

This is a `wine32` prefix. It worked in 6.5 now LibGL error despite being dx11-dxvk.

It's LYING - both `radeonsi_dri.so` and `swrast_dri.so` are in `/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri` I' am LOOKING AT THEM. Inet search points to not have mesa-i386 installed but all pkgs are fully installed.

What's up?

04/10/2021 16:14:50 CEST

Universe Sandbox Temperature issue Fixed with Proton

Good day

I was wondering if anyone else had issues with temps always being -270K for all planets? I found a fix, running the windows version with proton. Does anyone have a fix for the native version?


04/10/2021 16:13:03 CEST

How to compile Quakespasm-Spiked from the source?


Appears to be the leading "faithful" source port of Quake. The Linux seems unsupported, in the readme there's no guidance whatsoever.

Linux and Mac builds are not currently available. These users will need to build their own from source. You may be able to find third-party versions prebuilt by other people.

The public linux build statically links against various common libraries in order to reduce version conflicts (compiled on a Debian 8/Jessie system).

For system integration, it still requires the SDL 1.2 package from your distro.

. libjpeg 9b

. libz 1.2.11

. libpng 1.6.34

. lobogg 1.3.3

. libvorbis[file] 1.3.5

. libopus 1.3-beta

. libopusfile 0.9

. libmad 0.15.1b

04/10/2021 15:08:05 CEST

F1 2020 reports graphics driver outdated using Proton GE

I recently found and installed Proton Glorious Egroll due to some issues I was having in F1 2020. However, when starting the game using GE, I get a popup that says:

"Installed NVIDIA graphics driver (337.88) is older than the recommended version (446.14). Do you wish to continue?"

The game still runs and works fine, but would like to fix and remove this popup if possible. I am not sure where it is getting that driver version from as nvidia-smi and driver manager shows me at version "450.102.04".

04/10/2021 14:54:17 CEST

Bioshock 1&amp;2 crashes on startup (both normal and remaster)


I have a bit of an issue trying to run both Bioshock 1 & 2 (standard and remaster) via wine-staging (GOG version, don't have steam).

  1. I have latest wine-staging-tkg (tried plain wine and lutris)
  2. Radeon 5700XT with latest mesa-git
  3. Tried with/without esync/fsync
  4. Tried with and without dxvk (via two different clean wineprefixes made just for this games)

In all of the above cases the end result is the same, game launches for a split second with blackscreen and then crashes, here's the console output:

0024:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0242FEF0 00000000): stub
0100:fixme:sync:SetWaitableTimerEx (0000014C, 02A4FB0C, 0, 00000000, 00000000, 00000000, 32) semi-stub
0164:fixme:ntdll:NtQuerySystemInformation info_class SYSTEM_PERFORMANCE_INFORMATION
0164:fixme:dxgi:dxgi_output_GetDisplayModeList iface 0x4d6610, format DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM, flags 0x1, mode_count 0x41fc30, modes (nil) partial stub!
0164:fixme:dxgi:dxgi_output_GetDisplayModeList iface 0x4d6610, format DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM, flags 0x1, mode_count 0x41fc30, modes 0x21d2e410 partial stub!
0164:fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 59 (SPI_SETSTICKYKEYS)
0230:fixme:avrt:AvSetMmThreadCharacteristicsW (L"Audio",457BFEC0): stub
0164:fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (00000450 3): stub
0164:fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 53 (SPI_SETTOGGLEKEYS)
0164:fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 51 (SPI_SETFILTERKEYS)
0164:fixme:nvapi:unimplemented_stub function 0x2aede111 is unimplemented!
0164:fixme:d3d11:d3d11_device_CheckFeatureSupport Returning fake threading support data.
0164:fixme:dxgi:wined3d_swapchain_desc_from_dxgi Ignoring alpha mode 0.
0164:fixme:dxgi:wined3d_swapchain_desc_from_dxgi Unhandled mode scaling 0x2.
0164:fixme:dxgi:dxgi_output_GetDisplayModeList iface 0xd9bd3a0, format DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM, flags 0x1, mode_count 0x41d730, modes (nil) partial stub!
0164:fixme:dxgi:dxgi_output_GetDisplayModeList iface 0xd9bd3a0, format DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM, flags 0x1, mode_count 0x41d730, modes 0x21fe8d20 partial stub!
0164:fixme:dxgi:d3d11_swapchain_GetDesc Ignoring ScanlineOrdering and Scaling.
0164:fixme:dxgi:d3d11_swapchain_ResizeBuffers Ignoring flags 0x2.
0164:fixme:dxgi:dxgi_output_GetGammaControl iface 0xd9be220, gamma_control 0x53e6e7c stub!
0164:fixme:dxgi:dxgi_output_SetGammaControl Ignoring unhandled scale {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00}.
0164:err:xvidmode:ComputeGammaFromRamp low-biased gamma ramp (3277), rejected
0164:err:xvidmode:ComputeGammaFromRamp low-biased gamma ramp (3277), rejected
0164:err:d3d:wined3d_resource_allocate_sysmem Failed to allocate system memory.
0164:err:d3d:wined3d_resource_allocate_sysmem Failed to allocate system memory.
0164:err:d3d:wined3d_resource_allocate_sysmem Failed to allocate system memory.
0164:fixme:dxgi:dxgi_output_SetGammaControl Ignoring unhandled scale {0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00, 0.00000000e+00}.
0164:err:xvidmode:ComputeGammaFromRamp low-biased gamma ramp (3277), rejected
0164:err:xvidmode:ComputeGammaFromRamp low-biased gamma ramp (3277), rejected
0164:err:d3d:wined3d_resource_allocate_sysmem Failed to allocate system memory.
0164:err:d3d:wined3d_resource_allocate_sysmem Failed to allocate system memory.
0164:err:d3d:wined3d_resource_allocate_sysmem Failed to allocate system memory.
0164:err:d3d:wined3d_resource_allocate_sysmem Failed to allocate system memory.
0164:err:xvidmode:ComputeGammaFromRamp low-biased gamma ramp (3277), rejected
0164:fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (00000480 2): stub
0164:fixme:thread:SetThreadIdealProcessor (0000048C 2): stub
0164:err:d3d:wined3d_resource_allocate_sysmem Failed to allocate system memory.
0164:err:xvidmode:ComputeGammaFromRamp low-biased gamma ramp (2458), rejected
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 00000000 at address 10EF8413 (thread 0164), starting debugger...
Can't attach process 0160: error 8

Winehq reports are all outdated, for protondb results vary, some say the game runs just fine without esync/fsync other say the game does not start at all.. Unfortunately I don't have steam version to test it out, but I recall the game used to work few years back... Has someone managed to run the game recently? I'll eventually build and test a diff (older, maybe not staging) version of wine but decided to ask maybe someone was in same boat recently and have a ready made solution..

Thanks a lot in advance :)

04/10/2021 14:36:17 CEST

Recommended (maybe even open source?) games playable with Intel Iris graphics?

Can someone recommend some nice (maybe open source) games usable with Intel Iris graphics?

Sometimes when Im at my girlfriends flat I got some free time, because she does her art stuff and then Im sitting there learning cpp, but sometimes I want to play a little.

The games Id normally run at home wont run on my MacBook Pro 11,1 (running Gentoo), because of the integrated Intel graphics. Soooo give me your recommendations!

04/10/2021 14:34:39 CEST

[Query - Hardware]

I have gone through two Logitech G413's.

I am not rough and I am not dirty. (The thought of eating at my keyboard grosses me out).

I loved this keyboard because it was proper full keyset, but required zero drivers or bullshit, it just always worked perfectly.

the keys have gone in two of them now and I am just fed up.

I looking for recommendations of a replacement.

I do not need special programmable keys or any of that crap. I just want a 10 year mechanical keyboard. Willing to spend <200 if I can get something which is Jon done until 2031++.

04/10/2021 14:34:01 CEST

Loop Hero no longer launching


I'm unable to play the game on Pop-OS since the latest patch. A window appears saying that the file run.sh doesn't exist. I tried creating a link of a run.sh but no luck. I have posted to elsewhere but would appreciate if any players are experiencing the same or have a fix :)

04/10/2021 14:00:56 CEST

Probably already asked question but: is there a way to make wine play videos in games?

I can't play a lot of games in this laptop since it's quite old, so i'm mainly speaking of visual novels. I managed to run all of them, i have all codecs installed but one thing seems not to fix with any method:videos don't play. In some there's only audio with a black screen, in others a black screen skippable by a click, in others more they are authomatically skipped. Dif you find any solution to this problem? THank you very much for the attention and the eventual help/suggestions.


p.s. i mainly speak of visual novels, but i read of a similar problem in jrpgs like the atelier series

04/10/2021 13:36:48 CEST

BAR 1v1 tournament starting today at 15 UTC (Total Annihilation inspired FOSS RTS). Don't miss it!

Don't miss it! Today is the day :D
First BAR 1v1 tournament (Free open source RTS inspired by Total Annihilation)
32 contestants, 18 maps, 255 prize pool.

Tourney stream with live commentary: twitch.tv/jazcash

04/10/2021 13:31:39 CEST

Release v3.0.1 openrazer/openrazer
URL: https://github.com/openrazer/openrazer/releases/tag/v3.0.1
04/10/2021 12:22:37 CEST

PCSX2 - Q1 2021 Progress Report
URL: https://pcsx2.net/298-q1-2021-progress-report.html
04/10/2021 11:42:38 CEST

The Linux Gamer Survey for Q2 2021 is Open Now: Appreciate if you could take some time to answer!
URL: https://forms.gle/ML6tF9MS9usAp3Vv5
04/10/2021 10:16:20 CEST

Skip driver check

When rdr2 starts, an inscription appears that it is necessary to update the driver. This problem appears when using wine (wine-tkg), but proton versions do not have this problem. At first I thought that the matter might be in the override of some library, but I could not find it. Does anyone know a possible solution?

Graphic: Amd Radeon (Polaris 10)

P.S. I can not play on Proton, because on latest versions the game crashes, earlier 6.3 do not have support for gamepad hotplugging.

04/10/2021 09:22:39 CEST

Steam Proton Not Launching

Steam Proton does not run any games, period, on my Arch Linux install. I have the Nvidia drivers. It just shows as playing for a second or two, then closes. Attempting to run games with Wine directly does not work either, and just exits, no errors or anything. Here's an example log with PROTON_LOG=1:

Proton: 1612904805 proton-5.13-6
SteamGameId: 960090
Command: ['/run/media/haxalicious/Data/Steam/steamapps/common/BloonsTD6/BloonsTD6.exe']
Options: {'forcelgadd'}
SteamLinuxRuntime: v0.20210309.0-0-gb38a1fb
pressure-vessel: 0.20210305.0+srt1 scout 0.20210309.0
soldier: 0.20210309.0 soldier 0.20210309.0
04/10/2021 08:26:20 CEST

Someone could release the Darkplaces and Quakespasm source ports on Flatpak (Flathub)

Surprisingly neither are there, in the past I've installed many source ports from there which aren't in my distro's repo.

I'm not exactly awaiting this to happen overnight, I'll likely try to compile from source, but it'd like to eventually move over to the maintained Flatpak version.

https://icculus.org/twilight/darkplaces/ (20180908beta1 is the latest release?)
https://github.com/sezero/quakespasm (compiling)

04/10/2021 08:19:32 CEST

Should I change into Linux for gaming? Thanks

Hello people of the r/linux_gaming community

| So recently, I have trouble playing Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes (just recently, not sure if it was a NVIDIA driver problem), and then I check my task manager and it shows that more than 80% of memory was used for random things and the game only use about 980mb of it

| So the question is, should I change to Linux? Will it has better performance and lesser memory usage? (Also someone mentioned that it won't use GPU as efficient, so it will have trouble playing 3d games, is that right). And I also heard that I can install Ubuntu on a USB stick and run it from there to test it's performance, but can't install anything, but I only want to play Metal Gear Solid V (made with the Fox Engine), and installing a whole new OS might screw things up and also I'm not sure I want to change the OS, so can you guys help me with this?

|My Laptop is a Dell one, came with Dell's bloatware with following specs: -CPU: I5 1035G1, Ice lake, pretty suck CPU -Ram: 4gb with 3,8gb available and 2,8gb used in the background -GPU: MX230

I really appreciate any help from you guys

04/10/2021 03:17:05 CEST

Dark souls 3 doesnt launch Pop_os 20.10

I cant play dark souls 3 on my pop os 20.10 with proton. After clicking the play button the game is trying to launch but then nothing happens I tried different proton versions checked the files and reinstalled 2 times nothing seems to help

Please help

04/10/2021 02:22:30 CEST

Trying to play Horizon Zero Dawn from GOG but crashes... help noobie alert

I tried to install it, and the setup goes perfect, but when I install it is where the game doesn't even launch, my wine version is staging 6.5, and I manually added it to Lutris, I think that am so close but am missing something, am on Pop_OS! Any suggestion would be awesome!

04/10/2021 00:28:55 CEST

The Binding Of Isaac problem on PlayOnMac

Hi guys, I've read that Repentance isn't coming to macOS and I decided to try Playonmac instead of installing windows with bootcamp. When I try to start the game from Steam(I have modified the stats with wine steam.exe -no-browser +open steam://open/minigameslist to see something there) it says that it's executing and then it closes automatically. I have tried setting into Win XP but an error occurs saying that the version is not compatible with the version of Windows.
My machine is a 2020 mbp with intel i5.
Do you have any advice to shed some light here? I'm losing my mind ^^'

04/10/2021 00:16:11 CEST

RPGM game giving me trouble

I'm trying to run this RPGM game but I keep getting this error message:

038c:fixme:dxgi:d3d11_swapchain_Present1 Ignored present parameters 0x33ed90.

I've followed this guide: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/foxtalestimes/how-to-run-rpg-maker-games-on-linux-mac-t830.html

04/10/2021 00:11:32 CEST

.Net 4.X on 64-Bit Prefix?

What is the problem/issue that .Net 4.X does not work on a 64-Bit Prefix?

04/09/2021 23:52:20 CEST

Elder Scrolls Online says I don't have space for it

I am trying to install Elder Scrolls Online through Steam with the help of Proton. The game has already been install through Steam, with the help of the compatibility tool Proton.

My Linux partition is around 500 GB. Yet, when when I start Elder Scrolls Online, and it wants to install updates, it says that there is 0 GB available. Linux, however, says that I have 82 GB left.

What is causing my problem? I hope you can understand what it is.

04/09/2021 23:47:07 CEST

How well does the Gigabyte Aorus 15P work with Linux?

I'm thinking of buying one, the 3070 model in particular. Has anyone tried out installing a Linux-based OS on it? Or do you have any other gaming laptop recommendations?

04/09/2021 23:45:10 CEST

Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha

Has anyone managed to get the Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha to work on Linux? I've been using the Battle.net installer on Lutris. The game starts, I can see the mouse, the audio is there, but all I get is a black screen.

BTW, I use Arch, everything is up to date. I've tried running under wine-staging 6.5, and Lutris 6.0.

As far as I can tell these are the relevant error messages from Lutris:

[0409/205457.176:ERROR:dxva_video_decode_accelerator_win.cc(1397)] DXVAVDA fatal error: could not LoadLibrary: msmpeg2vdec.dll: Module not found. (0x7E)

[0409/205457.177:ERROR:dxva_video_decode_accelerator_win.cc(1405)] DXVAVDA fatal error: could not LoadLibrary: msvproc.dll: Module not found. (0x7E)

[0409/205457.902:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(142)] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 0

04/09/2021 22:51:07 CEST

Can't set WINEARCH to 64-bit, because new WINEPREFIX is 32-bit?

When I try to create a new Wineprefix with 64-bit I get an error, that this newly created Wineprefix is 32-bit. This also happens to Wineprefixes created without WINEARCH specified.

How can this be? I'm on Arch Linux, 5.11.12-zen1-1-zen.

04/09/2021 22:51:05 CEST

Crossroads Inn Discontinuing Linux Support
04/09/2021 22:34:53 CEST

Wine 6.6 released
URL: https://www.winehq.org/announce/6.6
04/09/2021 22:00:39 CEST

Vgpu_unlock: Unlock vGPU functionality for consumer grade GPUs
URL: https://github.com/DualCoder/vgpu_unlock
04/09/2021 21:58:44 CEST

Fast-paced futuristic Wipeout-like racer Metric Racer adds Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/fast-paced-futuristic-wipeout-like-racer-metric-racer-adds-linux-support
04/09/2021 20:41:40 CEST

Jurassic World Evolution running on Linux using Wine and the Heroic Games Launcher. (Powered by openSUSE Tumbleweed)
URL: https://youtu.be/_ofPVqj2ByI
04/09/2021 20:05:29 CEST

Edge Of Eternity dev adds experimental Linux Vulkan build
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/269190/discussions/0/1727575977582091197/?ctp=5#c3168820451537687054
04/09/2021 19:54:09 CEST

Is there any way to use dark souls mods with proton?

Either DS1 or DS3 would be cool - is there any way to do this?

04/09/2021 19:53:07 CEST

Lutris and voodoo graphics

I am trying to run my collection of old pc games through Lutris. When getting them to work, I see a lot of games need or are better with dgvoodoo (Http://dege.freeweb.hu) on Windows. How do I use something similar with Lutris?

04/09/2021 19:42:14 CEST

Uplay Connect "Update Graphics Drivers"

I am currently trying to play FrarCry 5 threw Steam (Wine). When I launch the game, the grapics look completely messed up and i can't figure out how to fix this problem myselfe. Uplay gives me the Warning, that my graphics drivers are outdated and I need to update them.

Please Help....

04/09/2021 19:13:33 CEST

Isometric city builder Nebuchadnezzar gets a huge update with freeplay maps
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/isometric-city-builder-nebuchadnezzar-gets-a-huge-update-with-freeplay-maps
04/09/2021 19:10:15 CEST

How to play Persona 4 Golden on Linux!

I realised there wasn't really a full (up to date) guide on how to run Persona 4 Golden on Linux, so i thought i'd make one that even new Linux users would find helpful!

Unlike most games* P4G doesn't work with proton by default (i think it's because of the cutscenes) so you have to install a fork of proton. Proton GE is a fork of proton with some patches preinstalled and if you want to play P4G this is the easiest way.

So first you'll need to download the proton GE .tar from the Github (the most recent version should work) once it's downloaded you should open a terminal and run the command

    mkdir ~/.steam/root/compatibilitytools.d

then run

    cd ~/Downloads


    tar -xf Proton-6.5-GE-1.tar.gz -C ~/.steam/root/compatibilitytools.d/

Now restart steam, (you might have to close it using your system monitor) right click P4G, click 'properties' and go to 'compatibility' then click on the drop down box and enable Proton-6.5-GE-1. The first time you launch the game it will probably take 10-20 mins to start but after that it should work perfectly : ^ )

if this doesn't work you should try installing Proton-6.1-GE-2, it's the version that has been tested the most and seems to consistently work.

04/09/2021 19:08:36 CEST

TrackMaster Update 0.3 - I've idealized a gyroscope-like vehicle for my racing game, it now works both in terms of physics and visuals!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9DA0bgaQsU
04/09/2021 18:41:00 CEST

GPU shited its self on new mint os

I just made the switch from windows 10 to mint and was trying to set up war thunder and I usually play on max settings but it dropped the graphics to low and it wont raise them, I checked the driver manager and its only seeing my nividea 1030 and not my radon 570 even though the hdmi is plugged into the 570

04/09/2021 18:35:00 CEST

19 Gamecube games tested on L4T Ubuntu 3.3.0
URL: https://youtu.be/IHzgR2u2Vog
04/09/2021 18:31:35 CEST

Towertale - a Linux game developed by Pinoys now supports Vulkan
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES7u_skCF80
04/09/2021 18:12:21 CEST

Steam installation problems

So I am trying to install steam and it keeps saying

"you are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6"

I'm on ubuntu 20.10 and using the 64 bit type, and as far as I understood 64 bit was supposed to be able to run most 32 bits. I've already enabled multi architecture. I've also tried installing it specifically.So what might the problem be?

04/09/2021 17:56:35 CEST

engge: Open source remake of Thimbleweed Park's engine released 0.8.0


This release improves the menus, the Help menu is now fully implemented. Saving a game has been improved also, it should be faster now. And the actor does not slide instead of walking anymore.

Release notes

Bug fixes

  • Missing animation in Trailer alley #269
  • Ransome can't use trampoline #268
  • Notebook has incorrect name #267
  • When loading a game, some object should be here #266
  • Impossible to give tube WC-67 #265
  • Crash when Ransome is trying to remove his makeup #264
  • Some texts are not positioned correctly #263
  • Don't overwrite autosave #262
  • In close up screens we should not see verb's text #258
  • Savegame corrupted if game is saved in Ransome trailer #257
  • Tutorial system still buggy #255
  • deleteObject doesn't delete object #254
  • Menu selection is difficult #251
  • Building issues in Windows #250
  • When loading a savegame, the objects state is not restored #249
  • Actor slides instead of walking #248
  • When closing the door, the room should be in the dark #247
  • The sheriff looks in the wrong direction #246
  • Ransome loses his makeup #245
  • When Boris breaks the light in part 1, no sound is heard #243
  • When Boris speaks, the sound is heard before the text appears #242
  • Wrong talk position #241
  • Lip keeps failing when Boris speaks #240
  • Crash after Ransome flashback #239
  • Suspend threads when game is paused #60


  • Save game is slow #261
  • Replace SFML audio #260
  • StartScreen does not look like TWP #259
  • Implement Help menus #256
  • Menu buttons should be shaken when cursor is over #252
04/09/2021 17:45:06 CEST

DXVK disappear for some reason?

Today when i opened Lutris to play Overwatch (which worked previously) i got an error about dxvk not existing and when i ignored the warning just to try i got an error about no compatible graphics device found.

How to fix?

04/09/2021 17:41:34 CEST

Selaco is an upcoming GZDoom-powered shooter that looks awesome
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/selaco-is-an-upcoming-gzdoom-powered-shooter-that-looks-awesome
04/09/2021 17:38:30 CEST

X.Org Server Git Lands Support For Hardware-Accelerated XWayland With NVIDIA
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Xserver-HW-Accel-XWayland-NV
04/09/2021 17:34:39 CEST

Has Stadia encouraged anyone to leave Windows and shift to Mac or Linux?
URL: /r/Stadia/comments/mm9z3p/has_stadia_encouraged_anyone_to_leave_windows_and/
04/09/2021 16:43:41 CEST

Charles Games (Attentat 1942) sound positive about porting to Linux in their recap
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/charles-games-attentat-1942-sound-positive-about-porting-to-linux-in-their-recap
04/09/2021 16:16:25 CEST

Which game controller is best for gaming on Linux (including RetroPie as well as modern games)?

I run OpenSUSE Tumbleweed so most of the time have the latest version of whatever piece of software is available at the time. With that in mind, I've installed RetroPie in a virtual machine running Ubuntu 20.10 because it seems to be better supported there.

I'd like a game controller where I can play native Linux games as well as RetroPie games but I'm not sure which one to pick up. I know there is the steam controller but I'm not sold on that and I heard Sony was working on supporting the PS5 controller under Linux.

Which controller do people recommend?

04/09/2021 15:07:16 CEST

Trying to get stardew modding api to launch through steam

Hi I have been trying to get stardew modding api(smapi) to work. I followed the advice on stardew wiki for installing on linux. I installed mono and downloaded and installed smapi itself. This process was fine and i can see the files including the .exe file where it should be in the stardew appdata file. The wiki says that smapi should just automatically launch when i open stardew but it doesnt. Stardew is working just fine but it is just the vanilla game. I also tried manually writing the file address into the advanced options in steam still nothing. If anyone has any hot tips id be really grateful.

04/09/2021 14:54:45 CEST

Save 60% on Plague Inc: Evolved on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/246620/Plague_Inc_Evolved/
04/09/2021 14:22:00 CEST

Save 75% on Torment: Tides of Numenera on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/272270/Torment_Tides_of_Numenera/
04/09/2021 13:56:57 CEST

Final Fantasy X - Proton steam

Hi everyone,

I'm playing FFX remaster with steam, all work more or less fine but here on the boat i've this bug.

The action stop & it's made a loop again & again.

Anyone have fix this problem?

Thanks in advance

Proton tested (GE, 6.3, 5.3)



04/09/2021 13:41:52 CEST

bwrap: Can't mkdir /usr/lib32/gconv: Read-only file system

I get this when trying to run games on Proton lately, it happens with the latest versions of Proton and Proton GE.

No games basically launch after I click "Play", all I get is this message and some more. I use Arch and steam is installed from [multilib].

Any ideas please?

04/09/2021 12:13:54 CEST

Modded games are the true last hurdle for Linux gaming

I think everyone knows about anti-cheat being a hurdle for Linux gaming, but I don't personally think it'll be the last hurdle considering some of the ongoing work in WINE as well as the level of focus the community has on solving the issue.

Instead I think that modded games will be and the reason is very simple - because when new Windows games out it usually takes a while for it to become compatible with Proton, but then on top of that the heaps of mods, modding tools and mod managers for the games get released and they're incompatible too.

For example Cyberpunk 2077 got released recently and it barely works on Linux, plus the newly released modding tool for it doesn't work on it either.

The issue is the same for older titles too, with the most popular being the GTA V multiplayer mods FiveM/RAGE. It's one of the most popular games for streamers with hundreds of thousands of people watching every day streamers playing the NoPixel or other FiveM servers but the client is likely to be incompatible with Linux for a long time to come.

There's also many more older games which run well on Proton but still mods remain incompatible with Linux such as Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Age: Origins, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, etc.

I will note that there are a number of Windows games where nowadays modding works very well (eg Skyrim and Fallout 4) but these are some of the most popular modded games ever.

The vast majority of mods for Windows games simply do not support Linux well, so unless there's more of a push from this community for changes in the Proton stack then we'll be stuck playing games vanilla for a long time to come.

04/09/2021 06:39:45 CEST

Does anyone else have issues with wired connection disconnecting on the Xbox one X controller?

Hello. I've recently purchased an xbox one wireless and wired controller to use for gaming. Steam recognizes the controller immediately and I can play Darksouls or Witcher 3 without much issues.

Then, after an hour or so(sometimes shorter) the controller seemingly disconnects. I can't controll the game anymore with said controller.

This happend on Fedora and on Arch for me. I've seen such an issue happen on the web so frankly I'm out of things to search for.

What steps should I take to trouble shoot this issue? Note that I don't have a way to test the wireless capabilities of this device.

04/09/2021 06:17:12 CEST

Which game pad to buy: xbox (x), ps (x), 8bitdo, or something else?

My wired 360 controller is running into issues and am in the market for a new controller. The contorller has served me well and in all honesty if I could find a new one, I would buy that.

Which one should I buy that has the least issues, is plug and play, and just works in Linux?

04/09/2021 02:01:14 CEST

Utopos - I need beta testers for the Linux version of my game on Steam - comment here to get a Steam key (until supplies last!)

See the gameplay video below first to confirm this is your kind of game! (retro-style online multiplayer shooter). This game is best played with a gaming controller (such as Xbox or PS4) but it also works with WASD+mouse (W to thrust, A/D to steer, left mouse to fire the railgun, right mouse to fire a bomb, space to fire the primary gun).

Utopos is out on Atari VCS, Windows and Mac, and I just uploaded a native Linux build as well. I would like to confirm it works on a variety of configurations, and that I have not missed anything obvious. I'm not experienced on Linux so please be patient if something is wrong, I'll fix it promptly.

I have Steam keys available and would gladly send them in private messages to anyone who wants to participate. This is a multiplayer game, so testing also requires quite a few people. I'll wait for a couple of hours and then send over the keys so please respond quickly if you are interested in (from my experience, I can promise that this is a lot of fun!)


04/09/2021 01:34:42 CEST

Streets of Rage 4 - Mr. X Nightmare DLC reveal
URL: https://youtu.be/4LwwRrI-NY0
04/08/2021 22:08:57 CEST

Tyrant's Blessing will offer up slick tactical battles inspired by Into the Breach
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/tyrants-blessing-will-offer-up-slick-tactical-battles-inspired-by-into-the-breach
04/08/2021 22:08:01 CEST

Install Pokemon tcg online but during gameplay the game does not properly recognize the mouse
04/08/2021 21:46:45 CEST

Limit fps globally, for all games

Any way to perhaps set an eviroment variable so all games can go upto 140fps max? I used to be able to do this with mangohud and goverlay but only on bspwm(xorg), now it's not working with sway(wayland)...

04/08/2021 21:39:00 CEST

GoldSrc games (e.g. Half-Life) don't close properly

For instance Half-Life 1, its expansions and Counter-Strike 1.6 hang indefinitely when closed from the menu and the process has to be killed. Is this a known issue and how can I troubleshoot?

Fedora 33, no known issues with other applications. Steam versions of all titles. The system doesn't become unresponsive, only the GoldSrc games.

04/08/2021 21:19:56 CEST

Koi Farm, the relaxing koi breeding game releases the source code
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/koi-farm-the-relaxing-koi-breeding-game-releases-the-source-code
04/08/2021 21:02:22 CEST

AMD VRR status over HDMI

Anyone gotten this to work? I cant find any up-to-date information on support.

04/08/2021 20:11:45 CEST

Upcoming cyberpunk point and click Invasive Recall has an awesome vibe to it
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/upcoming-cyberpunk-point-and-click-invasive-recall-has-an-awesome-vibe-to-it
04/08/2021 19:33:26 CEST

Airline Simulation Game - http://v2.airline-club.com Version 2! Open beta now!
URL: https://youtu.be/2iOpWGJB-GQ
04/08/2021 19:15:16 CEST

Open source airline management game final beta now! https://v2.airline-club.com
URL: https://vimeo.com/517246577
04/08/2021 18:54:34 CEST

Do you know a convenient way to hide the Gnome status and window title bars, which causes the bottom of the game windows to be hidden?


I don't want to use exclusive fullscreen (if that even helps), and the option isn't available for all games. Like I said, the 'toggle fullscreen mode' shortcut doesn't work at least for the games I've installed in Wine.

04/08/2021 16:25:16 CEST

AI War 2 - Beta 2.77 brought huge number of fixes to Vulkan for Linux and Metal on macOS
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/573410/announcements/detail/3081000258794777669
04/08/2021 16:22:01 CEST

Ultra Street Fighter IV No Ping (Proton)

Hey guys. So, Im having this issue where I dont have any ping in Ultra Street Fighter IV online. It doesnt prevent me from playing the game, but a lot of players leave the games because they think I could be a cheater.

I used to have this issue with Battlefield 3 and it got solved by using this commands and then using Wine (system) in Lutris

type wine64-preloader

type wine-preloader

type wineserver

sudo setcap cap_net_raw+epi /PATH/TO/wine64-preloader

sudo setcap cap_net_raw+epi /PATH/TO/wine-preloader

sudo setcap cap_net_raw+epi /PATH/TO/wineserver

Thing is, Battlefield 3 ran off Wine in Lutris, while im running USFIV "natively" through Steam s Proton (im not using Lutris), so I dont really know how to fix this.

04/08/2021 16:08:14 CEST

Cheap capture card for Linux?

I need two HDMI inputs so in the perfect world I would have got https://www.avermedia.com/us/product-detail/GC570D But it doesn't support Linux.

I don't need anything else than getting two HDMI signals into OBS at decent quality. What's the best offer?

04/08/2021 15:16:56 CEST

onFOSS-LAN starts on April 17th as a online free and open LAN party for the FOSS community with OpenRA, Hedgewars, Minetest, SuperTuxKart and Teeworlds
URL: https://onfoss.hribhrib.at/
04/08/2021 15:06:13 CEST

Update: Better Gamecube Performance on Nintendo Switch Running Ubuntu, 28 Game Test
URL: https://youtu.be/lHBui6qFx60
04/08/2021 15:02:38 CEST

Lenovo legion 5 Ubuntu 20.04 FINAL GUIDE: DREAM LAPTOP!

Hi Friends!, in the las months i create a few post with guides to patch the lenovo legion 5 in order to work with linux, but limited to the nvidia discrete only. Now, with this steps everyting should work fine: Touchpad and brightness screen in hybrid mode, with integrated mode the battery last 2x times the discrete only and the base of the laptop area really cool to use in the lap.

First step: In the BIOS (F2 at lenovo screen) must set to HYBRID mode.

1- Install the mainline software to upgrade the kernel version to the latest 5.11.x version:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cappelikan/ppa

sudo apt update

sudo apt install mainline

Then open mainline and install the latest availible (5.11.11 at the time of write this post).

Reboot the laptop

2- with 5.11.11 or newer, edit grub and add the entry amdgpu.backlight=0

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash amdgpu.backlight=0"

sudo update-grub

Reboot the laptop again

That all!, with 5.11 the touchpad works natively, and with this tweak to the grub the brightness work perfectly in hybrid mode.

With hybrid mode, we can choose from nvidia software if we want to use integrated or nvidia modes. With integrated only the laptop stand 5 to 6 hours of battery. With nvidia 2 to 2.5 hours.

Tip: Gnome users can use this extension to change nvidia or integrated mode easy:



04/08/2021 13:35:42 CEST

Is there any easy way to see if a mod on ModDB supports Linux?

There are some total-conversion mods such as Paranoia which became broken by later Half-Life updates and is now offered as a standalone Windows installer.

It doesn't seem that ModDB supports any "available platforms" table on mod pages, apparently you simply have to research the availability yourself. Some mods sadly create their own EXE or BAT installers -- even though they may only be used unpack and/or move over data.

04/08/2021 13:32:33 CEST

Minecraft launcher does not start Arch Linux

Hi, my friends asked me if i want to play minecraft with them, so i downloaded the AUR package of minecraft, but it does not start.

I went to Arch Wiki and changed the java version from 15 to 8 as they recommended with command:

sudo archlinux-java set java-8-openjdk/jre

Then i rebooted my system but the client still does not start.

System info:

AMD FX6300

Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB

12 GB of RAM

5.10.27-1-lts kernel

Plasma 5.21.4

04/08/2021 13:02:42 CEST

Classic Zelda-styled multiplayer brawler Steelbreakers is out now and free
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/classic-zelda-styled-multiplayer-brawler-steelbreakers-is-out-now-and-free
04/08/2021 10:41:07 CEST

Proton-6.5-GE-2 Released
URL: https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom/releases/tag/6.5-GE-2
04/08/2021 10:03:58 CEST

Far Cry 5 missing textures

Good morning yall.

Just wondering if anyone was able to fix the missing textures bug that came with the newest NVIDIA driver update. Going back one version didnt fix it for me, the textures are still gone

04/08/2021 07:47:03 CEST

Save 50% on Children of Morta on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/330020/Children_of_Morta/
04/08/2021 07:30:23 CEST

Save 20% on Space Haven on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/979110/Space_Haven/
04/08/2021 07:30:13 CEST

Save 34% on Spiritfarer on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/972660/Spiritfarer/
04/08/2021 07:29:28 CEST

Wineskin winery is not working, what is an "eob" file?

I'm a mac user and I'm trying to install Fnf's mods like the one with Whitty or Tricky, which aren't available for mac unless I use this program. I followed a tutorial and was going well, but when I try to create a new blank wrapper, it stops responding and in the best scenarios, a warning pops up about an error of a file "eob", I honestly don't know what it is, can someone help me?

Wine Wrapper Engine: WS11WineCX64Bit20.02

Specs: MacBook S X Yosemite v. 10.10.5

Graphics Card: Intel HD graphics 5300 1536 MB

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3


04/08/2021 06:04:23 CEST

Error 5: Access Denied

Anyone know whats this is about? I was using Lutris to install a game.

2021-04-07 23:26:25,875: Initializing lutris
2021-04-07 23:26:26,405: Downloading DXVK releases to /home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/dxvk/dxvk_versions.json
2021-04-07 23:26:26,407: Runtime updated. Initialization complete.
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,093 [dxvk.enable_dxvk_dll:137]:Replacing /home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx/drive_c/windows/system32/dxgi with DXVK version
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,094 [dxvk.enable_dxvk_dll:137]:Replacing /home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx/drive_c/windows/system32/d3d11 with DXVK version
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,095 [dxvk.enable_dxvk_dll:137]:Replacing /home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx/drive_c/windows/system32/d3d10core with DXVK version
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,095 [dxvk.enable_dxvk_dll:137]:Replacing /home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx/drive_c/windows/system32/d3d9 with DXVK version
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,096 [dxvk.enable_dxvk_dll:137]:Replacing /home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx/drive_c/windows/system32/d3d12 with DXVK version
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,097 [dxvk.enable_dxvk_dll:137]:Replacing /home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx/drive_c/windows/syswow64/dxgi with DXVK version
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,097 [dxvk.enable_dxvk_dll:137]:Replacing /home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx/drive_c/windows/syswow64/d3d11 with DXVK version
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,098 [dxvk.enable_dxvk_dll:137]:Replacing /home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx/drive_c/windows/syswow64/d3d10core with DXVK version
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,098 [dxvk.enable_dxvk_dll:137]:Replacing /home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx/drive_c/windows/syswow64/d3d9 with DXVK version
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,099 [dxvk.enable_dxvk_dll:137]:Replacing /home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx/drive_c/windows/syswow64/d3d12 with DXVK version
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_DISPLAY="off"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:STEAM_RUNTIME="/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/steam"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-6.4-x86_64/lib:/home/cheese /.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-6.4-x86_64/lib64:/usr/lib/libfakeroot:/usr/lib/openmpi:/usr/lib32:/usr/lib:/usr/lib64:/home/cheese /.local/share/lutris/runtime/lib32:/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/steam/i386/lib/i386-linux-gnu:/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/steam/i386/lib:/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/steam/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu:/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/steam/i386/usr/lib:/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/lib64:/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/steam/amd64/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu:/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/steam/amd64/lib:/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/steam/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu:/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runtime/steam/amd64/usr/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:WINEDEBUG=""
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:WINEARCH="win64"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:WINE="/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-6.4-x86_64/bin/wine"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:GST_PLUGIN_SYSTEM_PATH_1_0="/home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-6.4-x86_64/lib64/gstreamer-1.0/:/home/cheese /.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-6.4-x86_64/lib/gstreamer-1.0/"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:WINEPREFIX="/home/cheese/Games/DoomEternal/pfx"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:WINEESYNC="1"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:WINEFSYNC="0"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:RADV_DEBUG="zerovram"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:WINELLOVERRIDES="d3d10core,d3d11,d3d12,d3d9,dxgi=n;winemenubuilder.exe=d"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:WINE_LARGE_ADDRESS_AWARE="1"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:game_name="Doom Eternal "
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:131]:PYTHONPATH="/usr/lib/lutris:/usr/bin:/usr/lib/python39.zip:/usr/lib/python3.9:/usr/lib/python3.9/lib-dynload:/usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages"
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:26:36,126 [command.start:132]:/usr/share/lutris/bin/lutris-wrapper Doom Eternal  0 0 /home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-6.4-x86_64/bin/wine /home/cheese /.torrent/DOOM Eternal [FitGirl Repack]/setup-multi2.exe
lutris-wrapper: Doom Eternal 
Running /home/cheese/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-6.4-x86_64/bin/wine /home/cheese /.torrent/DOOM Eternal [FitGirl Repack]/setup-multi2.exe
Initial process has started with pid 32375
Start monitoring process.
esync: up and running.
wine: RLIMIT_NICE is <= 20, unable to use setpriority safely
002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk Wine TkG (staging) 6.4 is a testing version containing experimental patches.
002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk Please don't report bugs about it on winehq.org and use https://github.com/Frogging-Family/wine-tkg-git/issues instead.
00f8:fixme:win:DisableProcessWindowsGhosting : stub
00f8:fixme:graphics:ShutdownBlockReasonDestroy (0001008C): stub
00f8:fixme:graphics:ShutdownBlockReasonCreate (0001008C, L"Installing"): stub
00f8:fixme:rstrtmgr:RmStartSession 00556F40, 0, 00556F44 stub!
00f8:fixme:msg:ChangeWindowMessageFilterEx 0001009A c05e 1 00000000
00f8:fixme:msg:ChangeWindowMessageFilterEx 0002009A c05e 1 00000000
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100A8 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100A8 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:graphics:ShutdownBlockReasonDestroy (0001008C): stub
00f8:fixme:graphics:ShutdownBlockReasonCreate (0001008C, L"Installing DOOM Eternal."): stub
00f8:fixme:msg:ChangeWindowMessageFilterEx 0003009A c05e 1 00000000
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00f8:fixme:shell:SHAutoComplete stub
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00f8:err:richedit:ReadStyleSheet skipping optional destination
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00f8:err:richedit:ReadColorTbl malformed entry
00f8:err:richedit:ReadStyleSheet skipping optional destination
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00f8:fixme:explorerframe:taskbar_list_SetProgressValue iface 005D6718, hwnd 0001008C, ullCompleted 0, ullTotal 64 stub!
00f8:fixme:explorerframe:taskbar_list_SetProgressState iface 005D6718, hwnd 0001008C, flags 8 stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100F0 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100F0 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E6 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E6 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E6 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E6 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E6 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E6 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E6 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E6 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 00010120 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 00010120 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E6 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E6 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:rstrtmgr:RmRegisterResources -559038737, 4, 04F2E080, 0, 00000000, 0, 00000000 stub!
00f8:fixme:rstrtmgr:RmGetList -559038737, 0078E974, 0078E978, 04F2E080, 0078E970 stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E8 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:progress:ProgressWindowProc state 0002 not yet handled
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E8 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E8 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:progress:ProgressWindowProc state 0002 not yet handled
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E8 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E8 enable 0: stub!
00f8:fixme:win:WINNLSEnableIME hwnd 000100E8 enable -1: stub!
00f8:fixme:rstrtmgr:RmEndSession 3735928559 stub!
00f8:fixme:graphics:ShutdownBlockReasonDestroy (0001008C): stub
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:27:03,370 [command.on_stop:180]:Process hasn't terminated yet
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:27:03,370 [command.on_stop:182]:Process 32373 has terminated with code 0
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:27:04,177 [game.beat:534]:Game thread stopped
WARNING  2021-04-07 23:27:04,178 [game.on_game_quit:564]:Game still running (state: running)
INFO     2021-04-07 23:27:04,178 [game.stop:549]:Stopping Doom Eternal  (wine)
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:27:04,200 [game.on_game_quit:585]:Doom Eternal  stopped at Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:27:04
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:27:04,200 [game.save:260]:Saving Doom Eternal  (wine) with config ID doom-eternal-1617851435
DEBUG    2021-04-07 23:27:04,252 [lutriswindow.on_game_collection_changed:769]:Game collection changed
04/08/2021 05:51:16 CEST


Hey guys is there a way that I could mod Games On a Linux PC? I am using popOS! Which Is Fedora/Ubuntu based. Thanks! Ps. Im doing a NH5 Mod Here is the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAK7ufFvpJY

04/08/2021 04:40:32 CEST

Hitman: Blood Money on MacOS Big Sur w/ PlayOnMac || 0009:fixme:d3dx:d3dx9_effect_compiler_init ID3DXEffectCompiler implementation is only a stub.


I've been trying to install Hitman: Blood Money on PlayOnMac for a few days, expected it'd probably work OOTB due to how old it is, but nope xP

I had to tweak some settings to get the resolution right...after I got the resolution right, it said it couldn't find directX, so I installed Direct3D (I chose 9 b/c it's closest to blood money's release date, don't know much about DX so if that's bad sorry lol)

And now it's saying thisI tried installing one of the d3dcompilers but it wouldn't download :/

Not sure if that's the solution (and if it is, which one I should get!)...but here's the log when I run the game:


[04/07/21 21:01:32] - Running wine- HitmanBloodMoney.exe (Working directory : /Users/computer/Library/PlayOnMac/wineprefix/drivey/drive_c/Program Files/Hitman - Blood Money/Hitman Blood Money) 000b:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 000d:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 0010:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 0017:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device object 0x6e03 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device Unable to create plug in interface for USB deviceobject 0x6e07 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device Unable to create plug in interface for USB deviceobject 0x6e0b 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device Unable to create plug in interface for USB deviceobject 0x6e0f 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device Unable to create plug in interface for USB deviceobject 0x6e13 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device Unable to create plug in interface for USB deviceobject 0x6e17 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device Unable to create plug in interface for USB deviceobject 0x6e1b 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device Unable to create plug in interface for USB deviceobject 0x6e1f 001d:err:plugplay:process_IOService_Device object 0x6f1f 001f:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 0025:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 0009:fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x20. 0009:fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x20. 0009:fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x20. 002a:fixme:d3d:state_linepattern_w Setting line patterns is not supported in OpenGL core contexts. 0009:fixme:d3dx:d3dx9_effect_compiler_init ID3DXEffectCompiler implementation is only a stub. 0009:fixme:d3dx:ID3DXEffectCompilerImpl_CompileEffect iface 1420A938, flags 0x500, effect 0032AAA8, error_msgs 0032AAA0 stub! wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x865f5eda at address 0x1007:0x0049743d (thread 0009), starting debugger... 0009:err:seh:start_debugger Couldn't start debugger ("winedbg --auto 8 192") (2) Read the Wine Developers Guide on how to set up winedbg or another debugger ```

04/08/2021 03:03:31 CEST

Aliens. vs. Predator 2 [AVP2 ALL IN ONE EDITION] - MULTIPLAYER - 2021
URL: /r/aliensvspredator2/comments/mm5jcf/aliens_vs_predator_2_avp2_all_in_one_edition/
04/08/2021 02:46:48 CEST

[Question] wine-tkg advanced-customization.cfg

When building wine-tkg do we always use the advanced-customization.cfg file? So if I make changes to it, they are set during building?

04/08/2021 02:08:45 CEST

GTA IV - Steam - Rockstar Games Launcher not working

GTA 4 worked fine yesterday but today every time I try to launch the game from steam it just says "Unable to locate the Rockstar Games Launcher, please verify your game data.". I thought that maybe reinstalling the Rockstar launcher would help but I cannot for the life of me find where it is installed. Steam installed it automatically when I first launched the game. Where does steam install these kind of programs by default so I can find it and reinstall. Or is there a better way to solve this?

04/08/2021 00:51:46 CEST

PC Build Question

I'm building a budget casual build for my dad who doesn't really do anything to demanding. I'm planning to run Manjaro and I'm just wondering if all the parts are compatible with Linux. I believe that most if not all hardware is, but I'm not sure and I'm still new to Linux. Here the list:


Also will the WiFi dongle work on the latest version of Manjaro?

04/08/2021 00:25:20 CEST

Edge Of Eternity Linux version seems unlikely to happen now
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/269190/discussions/0/1727575977582091197/?ctp=4#c3168820451530875055
04/08/2021 00:24:27 CEST

hola a tod@s

Espero se encuentren bien, soy nuevo en reddit y la razn por la que me registro fue preguntar para alguien sabe como instalar minecraft base versin 1.16.210 en el sistema operativo de linux? ya que no encuentro algn video o informacin que me ayude a realizar la intalacion.

04/08/2021 00:02:57 CEST

Raze 1.0.0 released [Build engine port backed by GZDoom tech.]
URL: https://github.com/coelckers/Raze/releases/tag/1.0.0
04/07/2021 22:27:11 CEST

Poor GTA V performance (30-ish FPS)

Hello there!

So recently I've been playing GTA V (Intel Pentium G3258 @ 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM @ 1333 MHz, AMD Radeon RX 550 2 GB VRAM GDDR5) but noticed something since day one : I can't make the game go above 30-40 ish FPS.

Trust me, I've tried a lot of things : Setting my CPU Governor to Performance, setting my GPU's power_dpm_force_performance_level to high, disabling XFCE's compositor and changing Proton's version and build. But nothing solved the problem.

I even tried setting the in-game resolution to 800x600 and was STILL getting 30 FPS!!

At that point, I don't even know what to do. I know I may have a CPU bottleneck (and RAM too perhaps?) and that's my prime suspect for now, but if someone could help me I would be very thankful.

By the way, I'm using Arco Linux with XFCE, if that helps.

04/07/2021 21:44:11 CEST

Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 | 1080p | RX 5700 + Ryzen 7 5800x | Linux Gaming
URL: https://youtu.be/K3T7oNpuezc
04/07/2021 21:01:58 CEST

Warzone2100 4.0 Is Released With Vulkan Support, Built-In JavaScript Engine And Other Major Improvements
URL: https://linuxreviews.org/Warzone2100_4.0_Is_Released_With_Vulkan_Support,_Built-In_JavaScript_Engine_And_Other_Major_Improvements
04/07/2021 20:29:05 CEST

Getting 32 bit games to work on big sur?

I would love to play my old dragon age II. Anyone know how to get an origin 32 bit game working on the new operating systems?

04/07/2021 19:44:56 CEST

Release Proton 6.3-2 hotfix out
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/releases/tag/proton-6.3-2
04/07/2021 18:51:07 CEST

AMDVLK 2021.Q2.1 released with support for NAVI12
URL: https://github.com/GPUOpen-Drivers/AMDVLK/releases/tag/v-2021.Q2.1
04/07/2021 18:32:01 CEST

Save 50% on TerraTech on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/285920/TerraTech/
04/07/2021 18:18:51 CEST

Nvidia power management regression: GPU with nvidia-460 intermittently breaks out of suspension for absolutely no reason

I have a Thinkpad X1 Extreme 2, an optimus laptop with GTX1650. Using nvidia-driver-460 on battery, the gpu breaks out of suspension and become active for about 20 seconds in every 100 seconds, spiking the power usage by about 8W during the active window.

I have encountered this problem on Arch Linux with nvidia-460 driver, but this issue was also reproducible on fresh Ubuntu install. I am sure the problem is the driver since using nvidia-450 on fresh Ubuntu install doesn't have this problem. I even tried to boot without xorg-server by disabling lightdm and the problem is still there on both Arch and Ubuntu.

You can check if you are having the same issue by directly watching pci bus of the nvidia gpu. On my laptop, the command I use is watch cat "/sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:01:00.0/power/runtime_status" to see whether it switches state from suspended to active without any application calling for the nvidia gpu. Don't use nvidia-smi as it forces activation of the gpu when called.

04/07/2021 17:10:47 CEST

Nvidia driver 470 release date?

I've heard that Nvidia driver 470 will have Wayland support. When does this driver release? I've wanted to use wayland for a while now.

04/07/2021 16:47:02 CEST

Anyone get RDR2 running with lutris?

I got rdr2 off g2a and by mistake got the rock star version instead of steam.

So far I have got the rock star launcher running through lutris and the game downloaded.

But when I run the game it saying loading for a minute or two and then quitting.

Any advice anyone?

04/07/2021 15:51:41 CEST

Can't activate Freesync on GNOME/Wayland

I'm on the latest Manjaro on GNOME/Wayland using AMD's open-source drivers and I can't seem to be able to use Freesync.

I've tried Dota 2 and the VRRTest demo on Fullscreen and neither seem to activate Freesync. I checked on my monitor's HUD framerate counter where it's always stuck at the 144Hz maximum. The stuttering when limiting framerate bellow 144fps is also pretty noticeable.

I've read online that Freesync is now supported on Wayland so I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
Any tips?

04/07/2021 15:31:21 CEST

Overwatch performance has improved a ton from my experience.

I just booted up overwatch to get the free lootbox from the event and I played a few matches since it was open.

Last time I tried out over watch (which might have been like a year ago) it was really laggy while compiling shaders and it just ran terribly in the menus and i would get stuttering in games.

Well it ran and played perfectly I was impressed how much gaming on linux has improved in such a short period of time.

These days I am mostly playing 2d indie games and they are almost all native on linux so I never really get the chance to see these improvements.

I have always been a linux fanboy, but it really feels like we are at a place where there are few reasons to stick to windows.

In my case I am not an online gamer so almost all of my stuff works. I just really feel like this shift to linux is going to be happening soon.

04/07/2021 15:19:32 CEST

HL!UL!SL - Half-Life: Uplink for Steam (unofficial port of the HL1 exclusive demo campaign)
URL: https://www.halflifeuplink.com/hlulsl/
04/07/2021 14:32:46 CEST

Did someone managed to install The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project?

I have The Witcher 3 in my playing backlog for quite some time (bought it on GOG), and I wonder if it's possible to run it on Linux with the The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project mod.

Did anyone do it? How? Does it work properly?

04/07/2021 14:24:24 CEST

Anyone Know how to get First Cut working?

I would really like to play this free game from itch https://drasnus.itch.io/first-cut but when I attempt to start the game from the main menu it crashes with the message:

"FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation
ShaderName: shColorReplaceBlend

D3DXCompile failed - result"

Apparently this is an issue in Windows as well but the recommendation is to update to the latest Direct X to fix. Any suggestions how I can fix it in wine under linux?

04/07/2021 13:00:24 CEST

2 days to the next Godot Wild Jam. Sign up while you can (all games that is submitted much work on Linux)
URL: https://itch.io/jam/godot-wild-jam-32
04/07/2021 12:44:49 CEST

Take on procedurally-generated bosses in Whisker Squadron from the dev of Race The Sun
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/take-on-procedurally-generated-bosses-in-whisker-squadron-from-the-dev-of-race-the-sun
04/07/2021 12:18:58 CEST

XCOM Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within won't start on Ubuntu 20.04 (BadWindow) 4K-Monitor

As you can see in the title, XCOM EU and EW won't launch for me. When I press play in steam, I only get the splash screen where I can choose between EU and EW. After I selected either, nothing happens and the button in steam changes from "stop" to "play" again.
In the terminal, I get the following error message:

X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  40 (X_TranslateCoords)
  Resource id in failed request:  0x800640
  Serial number of failed request:  483
  Current serial number in output stream:  483

I have tried several fixes so far: reinstalling the game, reinstalling the drivers, changing the resolution of my monitor and the resolution in the launch options and the baseengine.ini file.

These are my specs:

OS: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
KERNEL: 5.8.0-48-generic
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
RAM: 16 GB

I also use a 4K monitor.

I really hope someone can help me or suggest any other possible fixes. Any help or tip is greatly appreciated.

04/07/2021 12:01:30 CEST

PS5 controller not configured in Lutris

Now, I seem to be able to use my PS5 controller in Steam, but in Lutris my char keeps spinning, it works with PS4 one though. Anyone has a fix?

04/07/2021 11:22:27 CEST

Window Freeze after unfocusing

Running Endeavor OS (Arch derivative) with Plasma desktop, games freeze when their window loses focus.

How to fix it?

04/07/2021 11:18:09 CEST

What does Native means in proton db page?

Sorry for the beginner's question but i just switched to linux and all of this is new to me

04/07/2021 10:29:59 CEST

Oddworld Soulstorm Linux gameplay - Monsaic Lines.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F41KcCCCH4w
04/07/2021 08:18:15 CEST

Problem getting thrustmaster tmx wheel to work on linux

Hi I was trying to get my thrustmaster tmx wheel to work on linux with tmdrv but i keep getting this error

usb1.USBErrorAccess: LIBUSB_ERROR_ACCESS [-3]

Here is the full error

./tmdrv.py -d thrustmaster_tmx

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "./tmdrv.py", line 131, in


File "./tmdrv.py", line 47, in initialize


File "./tmdrv.py", line 102, in _control_init

handle = _context.openByVendorIDAndProductID(

File "/home/noah/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/usb1/__init__.py", line 2267, in openByVendorIDAndProductID

return result.open()

File "/home/noah/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/usb1/__init__.py", line 2034, in open

mayRaiseUSBError(libusb1.libusb_open(self.device_p, byref(handle)))

File "/home/noah/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/usb1/__init__.py", line 127, in mayRaiseUSBError


File "/home/noah/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/usb1/__init__.py", line 119, in raiseUSBError

raise __STATUS_TO_EXCEPTION_DICT.get(value, __USBError)(value)

usb1.USBErrorAccess: LIBUSB_ERROR_ACCESS [-3]

I've been searching for a while for a fix but nothing has worked so if someone could tell me how to fix this I'd appreciate it.

04/07/2021 06:04:01 CEST

Steam Remote Play plays game audio on host and not client.

I've a question for y'all...

I've been wanting to use steam link with my laptop for a fair bit now but one thing that's been bugging me about it. While the controls and video work just fine, the audio doesn't seem to transfer to the client when the game starts and I can't hear anything from the client over the "server's" speakers.

I haven't done a whole lot of testing but from what little I have tried, that's what I've noticed.

Now, I can't say for sure yet but I have pulse effects on both machines. I run KDE Neon 20.04 on the server and Kubuntu 20.10. on the client with the latest Steam client on both.

I don't have the little box checked to play sound on the host on the client side and shouldn't be checked on the host but it's off for now. Besides the obvious disabling of pulse effects, what else should I look into to get it functioning properly?

Wouldn't the "advanced host options" in the remote play section of the settings on the client side client effect how steam operates on the host side? (if that makes sense)


04/07/2021 05:50:46 CEST

Microstutter in CSGO (manjaro)

Anyone have any fixes for microstutter in CSGO for manjaro? Idk how to fix it, the game itself doesnt freeze or holdup at all, it just sort of has this framey feel to it that i never experienced under windows (i can get technical, i use linux for dev and windows for gaming but i want to completely get rid of windows), i also have to note that gsync does not fix this, (and i refuse to enable vsync since it would make the input lag atrocious)

04/07/2021 05:05:28 CEST

Reduce Screen tearing and input latency

I'm running in to an issue where I get screen tearing in games when I use proton. I managed to fix that by enabling "Force Composition Pipeline" in Nvidia Xserver but that introduced a new issue with input lag/latency. Is there some way to get rid of my screen tearing while not increasing my input latency?

I'm running GNOME 3.38 (X11) on PopOS 20.10

04/07/2021 04:56:02 CEST

GTA 5 breaking my whole PC

Ever since a Rockstar Launcher update a couple months ago, whenever I'm starting GTA, it will cause both of my monitors to go out and turn black or green. Have to restart my pc from there.

04/07/2021 04:33:07 CEST

I want to switch over to Linux but I need to make sure

Im currently running Windows 7 on my 3070 and R7 3700X build. Well Windows 7 has done me good its time to upgrade. I recently bought cyberpunk from GOG and I was wondering if that works because Im really into cyberpunk right now. Also my GPU fans dont spin by default. I need a software like MSI afterburner something thats easy to configure are usually have a tour for my fan spin 40% on idol and boat to 60 and beyond based on what Im doing.

04/07/2021 03:57:32 CEST

Would Linux improve performance

So I have a core 2 duo laptop with 4gigs of ram. I right now I get 20 fps on roblox on windows 10, would Linux increase my roblox fps if I switched?

04/07/2021 01:55:20 CEST

Decent laptop for dual boot gaming

So I've been looking to get a new (though I'm totally willing to consider used) laptop for personal projects/gaming. Just about every laptop I come across has some major drawback- for example I was considering a 15 inch ROG Zephyrus but then found out it has RAM soldered to the motherboard and doesn't have webcam. The webcam thing is less of a concern but if I can avoid soldered memory I probably should. So I'm wondering what laptop models out there people recommend for linux use? I'd like a dedicated GPU and not some "integrated" half measure as I do play a fair amount of games. I'm willing to get something a few years older if there was a particular 2016 or 2017 model that is particularly recommended for linux use. As I do need windows for a few things I am preferably looking for a laptop I can put two NVME drives in if possible- two NVME drives and a SATA drive they can both share would be very nice.

04/07/2021 01:46:41 CEST

Celeste for Steam and itch released: adds a reworked rebinding menu, crouch dash bind, level and physics changes, open source library updates, and lots of lots of bug fixes
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/504230/view/2984171597628988822
04/07/2021 01:12:28 CEST

My ulimit -Hn is already higher than 500k, do I need to do anything for esync then?

Mine is around 1 million, instead of that 524k something number that lutris devs say. Do I need to do anything else?

04/07/2021 00:35:42 CEST

List of low-end games (with Linux support)?

I wish there was a list based on actual benchmarking rather than guessing -- I tested some games on Windows with Intel 4600 graphics (integrated) at 1080p and for instance GTA III dropped to ~20fps when in started to rain. Vice City was already unplayable when alpha effects (smoke and fire) were used. Admittedly I used the post-spectre) drivers, but I suppose that the "Half-Life 2 runs on everything" (obviously several times higher system requirements than the games mentioned) talk started to gain popularity already roughly ten years ago. Some users also clearly believe that directly porting sixth-gen console games to PC is unnecessary since the Dolphin and PCSX2 emulators "run on a potato", when they firstly must outright demand a dedicated GPU to run games at full speed and likely (in the context of the Steam hardware survey) a high-end processor as well.

I don't know how much "truly" low-end modern indie games there are, Minecraft (the vanilla Java) for instance appears to have used 4GB of RAM which crashed all of my browser tabs. Not a good game to run while multi-tasking on this system. I guess that titles like Valve's GoldSrc games (Half-Life, CS 1.6, TF classic) and Doom/Quake source ports are a good starting point in the 3D realm.

Proton and Wine always adds overhead I assume. Emulators may run well, perhaps even ones for the first-gen 3D consoles and Nintendo DS.

I'd reserve the "runs on everything" classification for games which reach 30fps at 1080p and higher (not necessarily the highest) settings on every consumer-level iGPU manufactured since 2010. I could even go a bit past if people commonly have older hardware.

04/07/2021 00:00:10 CEST

Games darker than on windows10

Hello! I just recently installed linux mint 20.1 and i'm loving it! Everything seems much better than on Windows10. So, i wanted to see how gaming on it was.

Every game is a lot darker than on win (same machine). I tried with steam proton and some games out of Steam like Albion. The fun fact is that is if i take a screenshot, the game looks normal.

I have also some issues with screen tearing.

I'm 100% sure that these problem i'm facing are solvable, and caused by my ignorance on this OS.

Thank you guys!

04/06/2021 23:05:57 CEST

if a windows game that has lower requirments than the mac version of that game, will running the windows version in crossover have better performance?

For example Call of duty black ops games have way lower requirements on the windows versions than the mac ports by aspyr, so im wondering if playing the windows version via wine in crossover will perform better.

04/06/2021 22:25:46 CEST

Micomsoft X-Capture 1?

I recently switched to Linux. I haven't had access to my capture card for a little while now but it just dawned on me that the driver software is Windows-only. I really don't want to switch since this card was really expensive but obviously I need to know if there's a choice.

I can't test right now but has anyone had any luck getting this card working on their end? If not I'll need to switch, what are your recommendations? It can be expensive and had nearly no delays as I usually use my capture card also to play Smash Bros. On my monitor as well as record it in OBS. I didn't notice any capture delay with my previous card.

04/06/2021 21:37:39 CEST

Wine refrigerator

Will you ever buy a wine refrigerator? Is it worth it? We need to talk a little bit about this

04/06/2021 21:20:26 CEST

Problem installing steam games on Mac


I tried to help a friend with her mac so she could install steam games. I watched a tutorial on how to install PlayOnMac with wine and everything. Everything works perfectly, the only issue I'm having is that when she tries to install a game after clicking on play it just gets stuck on an infinite loop. Steam says the game is installing and when it finishes it just closes the installation window and nothing happens after so she just clicks play and the process restarts over and over. It's like the game is not installing in her Mac...

Thanks for reading and I hope someone knows how to help me out with this one

04/06/2021 21:15:25 CEST

Bullet Storm: Full Clip Edition on MacOS via wine- Is it possible?

I've been trying to get Bullet Storm Full Clip Edition running recently via wine64 however it crashes whenever I launch it. Upon further investigation it appears as though my machine idoes not support D3D11. I know that wine on mac doesn't have a lot of support for D3D11, however I have read somewhere that this game runs on D3D10. If so, how would I set it to D3D10 so I can launch and play the game?

04/06/2021 19:30:35 CEST

Need Advice on a Camera for Streaming
URL: /r/linuxhardware/comments/mlgn91/camera_for_streaming/
04/06/2021 19:14:58 CEST

Management sim with an infinite voxel world 'Voxel Tycoon' heads to Steam on April 15
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/management-sim-with-an-infinite-voxel-world-voxel-tycoon-heads-to-steam-on-april-15
04/06/2021 18:56:06 CEST

8-bit inspired horror Sunshine Manor to release this Fall and has a new trailer up
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/8-bit-inspired-horror-sunshine-manor-to-release-this-fall-and-has-a-new-trailer-up
04/06/2021 18:55:56 CEST

Vectorio is a new free to play survival tower defense game out on Steam
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/vectorio-is-a-new-free-to-play-survival-tower-defense-game-out-on-steam
04/06/2021 18:55:47 CEST

Save 80% on Amnesia: The Dark Descent on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/57300/Amnesia_The_Dark_Descent/
04/06/2021 18:54:31 CEST

Save 50% on Torchlight II on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/200710/Torchlight_II/
04/06/2021 18:54:21 CEST

Save 80% on SOMA on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/282140/SOMA/
04/06/2021 18:54:09 CEST

Strange, inconsistent performance issues with CSGO (Runs fine &lt;160FPS first start, second start &lt;10FPS)

I am running Kubuntu 20.04.2 LTS x86_64 with an AMD R5 3600 and 5500XT with 16Gb RAM and am playing CSGO natively though steam. When I first start CSGO after a reboot, it plays flawlessly, holding between 140 and 220 FPS with no issues. The longest I've played is around 3 hours, and it worked flawlessly the whole time. However, once I quit CSGO and reopen it, the game will alternate pretty consistently (every 5-10 seconds) between <10FPS and 100 FPS, making it unplayable. Rebooting allows me to start CSGO again, but is far from ideal because I would rather not have to reboot multiple times a day.

Has anyone else experienced this issue?

Troubleshooting I've completed:

- Search any console errors. Result: Found no one with a similar issue.

- Kill CSGO using xkill. Result: Bug persists.

- Restart entire KDE environment. Result: Backgrounds, menus, and such are all gone, couldn't reopen game without rebooting.

- Change CSGO graphics settings in game, attempting to force a reset of the graphics. Result: Issue persists.

- Force CSGO to quit using task manager. Result: Issue persists.

- Force CSGO to quit using "Stop" button in steam. Result: Issue persists.

I have no other issues with my system that could cause this error, except for a small message that I get when I apt install a new package, I get the following error:

Errors were encountered while processing: 

amdgpu-dkms amdgpu

Any help would be much appreciated.

04/06/2021 18:49:20 CEST

How do I fix crackling steam notification sounds?

Wondering how I can stop the notification sounds from crackling really badly. I should note that its worse for group chat notifications rather than direct chats and does NOT happen in ANY game or voip software. Ive already tried tinkering with Pulses settings and currently have:

default-fragments = 5
default-fragment-size-msec = 2

Which makes all games work flawlessly. Just not those blasted notifications sounds. WTF is up with that

From what I have found this seems to be a very common complaint that seems to have stopped being a problem in 2018 for most people. Wondering how I might fix it for myself in 2021.

04/06/2021 18:43:31 CEST

I released the Linux port of Metric Racer on Steam over the Easter weekend. The game as a whole is out in Early Access and would love some feedback particularly from the Linux crowd.
URL: https://v.redd.it/7dcz16ptdnj61
04/06/2021 17:32:22 CEST

ProtonDB scraper extension for steam

Hey everyone, I have created a little Firefox extension that scraps over the ProtonDB reports using the unofficial API made by Max Poulin(https://protondb.max-p.me/) and finds the most used version of Proton, OS and GPU Drivers amongst Platinum and Gold ratings. Due that it's using the unofficial ProtonDB it could be lack of some reports, but it's the best API I could find, given that there is no official API from ProtonDB

You can check it out here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/complprotondb-for-steam/

Contributions are highly appreciated :D

04/06/2021 16:19:14 CEST

Made a FREE short horror game on Steam. 6 different endings. You need to make Him the medicine.
URL: https://v.redd.it/zzox86ihsjr61
04/06/2021 14:38:43 CEST

I used play on mac and downloaded steam on it and this happened
URL: https://i.redd.it/kmlar0xzrjr61.png
04/06/2021 14:33:37 CEST

Good news for WINE and emulation!
URL: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/18-956_d18f.pdf
04/06/2021 14:06:51 CEST

Performance optimizations when using Wine?

Hello everyone!

Recently I finally got Fallout New Vegas running with Wine thanks to Lutris and GOG, and now I am happily finally playing it. Fantastic, and something I have wished for in many years.

To my question: I am using a laptop with a fairly weak GPU, Intel HD Graphics 620, and was wondering if, and more specifically what, other processes could be temporarily shut down as to leave as much processing power to Wine as possible?

Of course turning off other running programs such as web browsers, but what about further, more drastic moves. I run GNOME. Could I turn off X11 through GDM and still run Wine? Can I schedule more resources to Wine with renice? Turn off NetworkManager? (assuming everything works fine offline) I guess I am asking both for inspiration as well as for some tips and tricks.

Many thanks in beforehand!

I run Arch Linux btw.

04/06/2021 13:01:24 CEST

DevilutionX 1.2.0 released [Diablo build for modern operating systems]
URL: https://github.com/diasurgical/devilutionX/releases/tag/1.2.0
04/06/2021 12:14:59 CEST

How has the growth of gaming on Linux been recently?

I do hear lots of news about Linux gaming and the fact that Linux gamers are very loyal. However how often are you seeing new people leave Windows for Linux to game on? Linux provides more customizability than Windows to gamers although unfortunately less hardware is properly configured for it.

I would love to hear various answers on this! It is awesome how Linux has progressed for gaming! So I am curious to hear how the growth of Linux has been? And also, what would be the best way to see Linux gaming grow further in terms of market share?

04/06/2021 12:01:59 CEST

unreasonable performance in csgo

I run ubuntu 20.04 since I am very new to linux and it is said that it has the best community support

I installed steam and it was all fine until i finally opened csgo itself and the menus were running at horrible frames im talking around 5

net graph showed 10 frames and in an offline match it showed very high var and sv

i have an rx580 and ryzen5 2600

this sounds like it is a driver issue but ubuntu doesent detect any drivers available

sudo lshw -c display shows

*-display UNCLAIMED

description: VGA compatible controller

product: Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]

vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]

physical id: 0

bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0

version: e7

width: 64 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list

configuration: latency=0

resources: memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f01fffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:fcf00000-fcf3ffff memory:c0000-dffff

maybe it is because of the unclaimed thing i really dont know

the display on my screen is through my gpu if that provides any info

as i said im new to linux and don't understand much of what is going on so any help is appreciated

also sorry for my bad english and formatting

04/06/2021 12:00:30 CEST

Gaming on Linux (manjaro)

Hey guys! I wanna start using Linux but I wanna know how I cant continue my games on Linux, I mostly play Titanfall2 and apex legends I use origin for both my games, I want to know how can I run these two games on manjaro from origin? (I don't have a PC, I use a ProBook Laptop, specs: 8gb ram, 1tb hdd lol, and nvidia MX130 ddr5)

04/06/2021 11:40:37 CEST

The information I share when someone is snarky about "2xxx, the year of Linux Gaming!"

Saw someone get snarky during the AMA for the dev of Binding of Isaac when they asked if the latest DLC will be made compatible with Linux given the base game (and other DLC) were compatible.

Someone quipped, "2xxx, the year of Linux Gaming!"

From my Steamdb.info page:

Hours per platform Since 2019

  • Account Age: 17.5 years
  • Total: 9,436.3h
  • Windows: 0.0h
  • Linux: 1,932.9h

An average of ~100 hours per month in Steam games since August 2019.

~7500 hours for the other ~16 years. For an average of 39 hours in Steam games from 2003 to 2019.

04/06/2021 11:37:20 CEST

Can i run Assassin's Creed directly from steam?

Can i run assassin's creed origins directly from steam? Or do i need to install lutris first?

04/06/2021 09:13:57 CEST

The Half-Life (1) subtitles mod has been deleted from ModDB

https://www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-subtitles-mod (archive)

Was there even any alternative? And the expansions were never supported?

Keep in mind how vital subtitles are to deaf and hard-of-hearing players.

04/06/2021 09:06:17 CEST

Making a gaming virtual machine on my laptop

Alright, so I've been thinking about this a lot. I have a msi GF63 it has Intel i5-9300H 2.4GHz with 4 cores and 8 threads, 16gb of ddr4 RAM, 1TB of SSD and a nvidia GeForce GTX 1650Ti with and integrated graphics card also, intel UHD graphics 630. All I want to know is can I make gaming virtual machine on this laptop by passing intel uhd to linux and 1650ti to the virtual machine. Will I be able to play games like R6 with over 60 fps. Currently I have windows installed and I get around 120 fps on R6. Please help a fellow linux lover out ?

04/06/2021 08:41:59 CEST

Lutris Dissabled Discrete Graphics on Battery
URL: /r/Lutris/comments/mkyrfx/lutris_dissabled_discrete_graphics_on_battery/
04/06/2021 04:42:41 CEST

Binding mouse buttons on terraria

I dont know if this is the proper place to put this but since I switched to Linux a bit ago Ive had trouble playing terraria because Ive always had auto select set to one of the side buttons on my mouse (a wired Corsair harpoon) Ive tried to set it through the settings but it didnt detect the button so I dug around in the game files and couldnt find a config file Thank you if you can help

04/06/2021 02:53:31 CEST

How do I Install a WoW Addon client?

I admit I am kind of stupid, it took me a whole day to install WoW Classic to Ubuntu 20.04; I read the explanations and I watched the YouTube tutorials and I got it done.

..Guys, I already said I was stupid, so how do I get the install process going for any wow addon manager?

I have grabbed the download file from Github for Instawow and Wowup.io ....and its in my download folder, but i can't figure out how to run it. Does it have requirements like lutris/wine to run them?

Do I need to pull up terminal? I have googled for a proper explanation but I can't find one.

04/06/2021 01:21:43 CEST

Encountering this issue even after reinstalling multiple times, any tips? (OSX Catalina CrossOver)
URL: https://i.redd.it/r3g8d3eehfr61.png
04/06/2021 00:06:57 CEST

UE4 - Epic Asset Manager

Created a tool mainly to access things from Unreal Engine Marketplace for the game dev people on Linux, because I always found it painful to get to anything I purchased there.

Reached a state where I am happy with people actually using it even though it still has some serious downsides compared to other options but I am working on them.

So here it is https://github.com/AchetaGames/Epic-Asset-Manager

This is a native GTK application written in Rust.

What you can do with this is

  • Login
  • List your purchased things on the Epic Games Store(yes this includes games)
  • Show details for the assets
  • Show download details
  • Download the entire asset or individual files from the asset
  • Download older versions of the assets(if they are available)
  • Configure where the files are being downloaded, how they are being cached

This is still under heavy development and is primarily used by me but any feedback, suggestions, bug reports are welcome.

There is also an AUR package for the btw people in here https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/eam-git/

Feel free to ask any questions I am more than happy to talk about any details of the project.

04/05/2021 22:47:55 CEST

Possible ulterior motives for Minecraft account migration (You'll need a Microsoft account)


This has been announced over 5 months ago, but hasn't happened yet.

Microsoft's argument is that they're doing it to provide users with better security, which is kind of a joke, since Mojang could just as well add two-factor authentication themselves by copying MS implementation. Okay, fair enough, that might involve some extra work..

Looking at the thread in the Minecraft subreddit, there are a ton of users with accounts they can use, but of which they can't access the mail that was used to create it.

According to the FAQ, it seems like all of these people will lose access to the game (requiring them to rebuy it if they still want to play..)

Youll have time to migrate you dont have to move right when you get the notification. However, when the voluntary migration period ends, youll need to move your account or risk not being able to play the game.

You're also forced to accept Microsoft's ToS. And youll also need to pick an Xbox Gamertag.. whatever that is.

Also, interesting how they answer some of the questions in the FAQ:

WHAT DATA WILL MICROSOFT COLLECT AS PART OF THIS CHANGE? WHAT WILL MICROSOFT DO WITH THIS INFORMATION? Were always committed to transparency about your privacy. For more information on this topic, please read this article.

Seems kind of like a non-answer..

CAN I TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF MY ACCOUNT TO SOMEONE ELSE? This is prohibited by our Terms of Service.

Has this always been a thing that you can't transfer you account?

Also, seems like your account can now be banned depending on Microsoft's feelings, thus loosing access even to single player: https://reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/jfgrhh/java_edition_is_moving_house_now_requires_a/g9kc2nc/

but wait it's all worth it:

Youll receive a cool reward once youve logged in with your Microsoft account: a special cape!

04/05/2021 21:48:05 CEST

How do i know if gamemode is working correctly?

I just installed pop os and a game from steam, but the game performance seems kind of lacking, I've heard that i can improve the performance using gamemode from watching this video on YouTube https://youtu.be/dg_Lo8jlYkE

Now that i've followed the guide and all i want to know how to check if gamemode is working correctly or did i installed it wrong, how do i do that?

04/05/2021 21:47:44 CEST

Supreme Court sides with Google against Oracle about copying APIs being 'fair use' (good for Wine!)
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/supreme-court-sides-with-google-against-oracle-about-copying-apis-being-fair-use
04/05/2021 21:43:37 CEST

Discord Audio Streaming

When using Discord on Linux, it is currently not possible to stream audio when streaming a window and streaming a single screen with a multi-monitor setup isn't possible either.

A few weeks ago I made a post how to circumvent the audio problem using Soundux: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/lxqqs1/guide_discord_stream_audio_using_soundux_thanks/

Streaming a single monitor is possible using Discord's web version (using Google Chrome or Brave)

I also contacted the Discord support but as expected they couldn't really help me and said I should vote on the feedback site. I think everyone who is using Discord actively on Linux should vote (follow the thread and give an upvote) so we at least have a chance for getting better screen-sharing support (they probably won't change much but I think it's worth a try) :

Audio Streaming: https://support.discord.com/hc/de/community/posts/360050971374-Linux-Screen-Share-Sound-Support

Better Screen-Sharing Support: https://support.discord.com/hc/de/community/posts/360034987511-Full-screen-sharing-features-on-Linux-#comment-overview

04/05/2021 21:29:10 CEST

Arma 3 doesn't launch?

OS: opensuse leap

I get an error "win 32 cannot create mt objects". Help me.

04/05/2021 20:26:34 CEST

Mesa 20.3.4 vs Mesa 21.0.1 | RX 5700 + Ryzen 7 5800x |
URL: https://youtu.be/coIRPCfL49E
04/05/2021 20:15:11 CEST

Lutris Flatpak, wine: RLIMIT_NICE is &lt;= 20, unable to use setpriority safely

I'm using the Lutris Flatpak with the wine runner and getting this error. How to fix that?

04/05/2021 19:09:15 CEST

Warhammer Chaosbane in Wine

Runs really well and I'm able to play co-op with keyboard/mouse and a controller.


04/05/2021 19:03:50 CEST

Wildermyth (tactical RPG) added multiplayer and controller support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/wildermyth-ignored-april-fools-with-the-addition-of-multiplayer-and-controller-support
04/05/2021 17:54:26 CEST

Battle.net launcher loading extremely slow when connected to the internet

Whenever I launch battle.net through lutris it takes ages to load, and then it will hang whenever I click on something in it, but as soon as I disconnect from the internet it runs perfectly fine. How do I fix this? I'm on tumbleweed.

04/05/2021 17:27:53 CEST

Issue with wine can't find application when trying to open from file manager

So i try to open with the "wine program loader" but it dont work

so i open dolphin by typing in the command and seeing the output when i open the exe it gives me a errors basially saying that it could'nt find the application, I have tried it with mutiple different programs none of them work but they all work fine when i open them from a terminal

04/05/2021 17:20:07 CEST

Finally my first game is available on Linux! Check it out if you like point-and.click games :)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1288760/Dude_Where_Is_My_Beer/
04/05/2021 16:52:36 CEST

If the EA Origin game client takes forever to load, install, enable and configure Feral Game Mode! (Possible fix for other Windows Only game clients)

I've been having one hell of a time trying to install Dragon Age Inquisition which I bought through Origin (Quite frankly the amount of cr@p I'm having to go though isn't worth the savings Vs Steam). Origin tends to lock up my whole OS (openSUSE Tumbleweed) with the only result being to forcibly reset and restart my Huawei Matebook D (AMD Ryzen Kepler Edition). After some tinkering Enabling Feral Inc. Game Mode on Lutris cut the load time from 5 minutes to literally 3 seconds. It's a simple solution that will surely save a lot of people major headaches.

Please Note: Since you're running the Game Client with Game Mode enabled, laptop users should expect your fans to on occasion crank up to full speed...

04/05/2021 15:59:00 CEST

If Origin takes forever to load, enable install and Feral Game Mode on Origin! (This is a possible fix for other Windows Only game clients)

I've been having one hell of a time trying to install Dragon Age Inquisition which I bought through Origin (Quite frankly the amount of cr@p I'm having to go though isn't worth the savings Vs Steam). Origin tends to lock up my whole OS (openSUSE Tumbleweed) with the only result being to forcibly reset and restart my Huawei Matebook D (AMD Ryzen Kepler Edition). After some tinkering Enabling Feral Inc. Game Mode cut out the load time from 5 minutes to literally 3 seconds. It's a simple solution that will surely save a lot of people major headaches.

Please Note: Since you're running the Game Client with Game Mode enabled, laptop users should expect your fans to on occasion crank up to full speed...

04/05/2021 15:54:03 CEST

How to ensure that I'm running the Windows version of a game, rather than a broken Linux version?

The original Killing Floor for instance has known issues with the Linux port. In the game's properties, under compatibility, do I use "Steam Linux runtime" or Proton, and what is the difference between them? Will both only ever run the Windows version of any game?

Additionally, can I verify the platform (OS) when running a game?

04/05/2021 15:12:41 CEST

Warzone 2100 4.0 is officially out now with the Vulkan renderer
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/warzone-2100-40-is-officially-out-now-with-the-vulkan-renderer
04/05/2021 15:11:40 CEST

Save 75% on BATTLETECH on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/637090/BATTLETECH/
04/05/2021 15:03:27 CEST

What is the best way to access your host machine when running single gpu passtrough?

My windows has froze twice when running on wm and I had no idea how to kill it without powering off whole computer. What is the easiest way to access your host machine to kill of virtual machine if that happens?

04/05/2021 13:53:52 CEST

(RTX 3070 - Proton) Testing Ray Tracing in Control
URL: https://youtu.be/vJSqwSl3cbg
04/05/2021 13:40:26 CEST

What was the name of a free strategy/tower defence game called &lt;something&gt;mine

A while ago i played a game who's title is one word and it ends with "mine". I tried googling it but all i got was "minecraft" and "minetest". I looked at top x lists, but for the life of me can't find the game.

In the game you have a base block and you build "factories" on ore patches and then build conveyor belts to your base block. Meanwhile enemies come and attack you. You can build towers to defend yourself.

Anyone know the name?

04/05/2021 13:02:58 CEST

Quake Live freezing, as long as I move my mouse.

It works perfectly fine, but after a few minutes of playing it starts to freeze, when I move my mouse.

It's weird af, the game runs with over 250fps, but as soon as I start moving my mouse, everything hangs up. When I bring the mouse back to a stop, it runs perfectly again.

I tried running the game over Lutris and over Steam, neither worked.

Normal Proton and Lutris crash mid-game. Proton + PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 + connecting over console works, but then there's the "bug" with freezing screen on mouse movement.

I am currently running a fresh Manjaro 21.0 XFCE install.

04/05/2021 12:11:26 CEST

NieR: Automata on Linux with Wine and FAR 7.0.23 without custom builds
URL: /r/NieRAutomataGame/comments/mk2wx4/nier_automata_on_linux_with_wine_and_far_7023/
04/05/2021 08:45:29 CEST

VPN compatibility?

I have bitdefender vpn that comes with my antivirus and it doesnt have a linux version so is it possible to run vpns on wine?

04/05/2021 06:32:48 CEST

Black box in the upper left hand corner?

Hi, I just recently switched to Linux and I've been trying out some of the games in my Steam library. I'm impressed with the compatibility so far, but sometimes games that run with Steam Play have this black box in the upper left hand corner. So far I've seen it in Spark the Electric Jester and Rocket League (example in Rocket League).

I'm not sure what this is about, it could be a driver issue or a quirk with my distro, maybe something that comes preinstalled with it that messes with Proton or something. Has anyone else seen this before? I tried searching around on this sub and didn't find anything about it. If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be helpful, I'm very noob to this.

Some details about my computer:

Distro: Garuda KDE Dr460nized

CPU: Core i5 7400

GPU: RX Vega 56

Here's a list of some of the programs that came with the distro, this setup tool is called called "Garuda Gamer". If any of these programs could be causing this issue then let me know, I've messed with some things but I haven't been able to figure it out.

04/05/2021 05:45:46 CEST

Problem in c&amp;c red alert 3 alot of the textures are purple, how to fix it ?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/gallery/mkbe4g
04/05/2021 05:11:56 CEST

Oculus Quest 2 Link On Linux Via Wine?

plz help can someone test it for me because i want to switch to linux but i cant get dual boot to work and virtual machines are annoying (sorry muta)

04/05/2021 04:20:22 CEST

Need help using GPU instead of CPU

I upgraded from LM 19 to LM 20.1. The games can run but its not using my GPU for some reason, so I have very low FPS. Specs are R9 390, i5 4690k, z97x-sli MOBO. When I open up skyrim for example, the only graphics driver it recognises is my CPU. How can I switch to/enable the GPU?

This is happening with all version of proton.

04/05/2021 03:28:31 CEST

War Thunder: Fatal Error

Every 10 to 30 minutes, I get a fatal error text, then the game freezes and stops running after I have to close and reopen the game.

I installed War Thunder from the website and put the launcher as a non-steam game in steam.

04/05/2021 02:55:45 CEST

Placebo effect or actually improving ingame VSync input lag?

I own couple outdated simple 60hz monitors. Ever since I made the switch to Linux I've been experiencing heavy input lag when having ingame VSync turned in most games. Seeing screen tearing drives me more crazy over input lag so I went with that.

Over time I played more around switches, my Compositor's VSync and stuff, and found this extra switch called strangle from libstrangle to externally limit the game's FPS, taking over the job from the ingame VSync. I noticed even with the ingame VSync on it felt like that heavy input lag I always had was just gone..? . The full command for looks like "strangle 60 gamemoderun %command%"

Is that just my imagination or does someone else experience this magic?

04/05/2021 02:55:07 CEST

War Thunder: Fatal Error

Every 10 to 30 minutes, I get a fatal error text, then the game freezes and stops running after I have to close and reopen the game.

I installed War Thunder from the website and put the launcher as a non-steam game in steam.

04/05/2021 02:41:11 CEST

Has anyone managed to figure out how to prevent Steam from inhibiting DPMS?

Not specifically a Linux gaming issue per se, but this seems to be a common problem with the Steam client on Linux.

When the Steam client is running, even while minimized to the system tray, it appears to override any display DPMS settings and causes the monitors to be always on - DPMS never auto shuts off my displays nor does it activate the screensaver.

Has anyone ever figured out how to solve this? FWIW, I believe this happens with Windows as well but afaik that may have been resolved based on my observations while running Steam in a Windows VM.

04/05/2021 02:36:56 CEST

War Thunder: Fatal Error

Every 10 to 30 minutes, I get a fatal error text, then the game freezes and stops running after I have to close and reopen the game.

I installed War Thunder from the website and put the launcher as a non-steam game in steam.

04/05/2021 02:00:23 CEST

WarZone 2100 4.0.0 stable released with Vulkan and OpenGL ES support
URL: https://wz2100.net/news/version-4-0-0/
04/05/2021 01:41:49 CEST

Games launched with Proton GE close immediately

I recently found out about Proton GE and wanted to give it a try because PC Building Simulator was misbehaving after the latest update.
I followed the install guide on GitHub, including the various prerequisites, but when I want to run a game with GE, Steam shows it as "Running" for a second or two, then it closes immediately without ever opening a window. So far, I've tried it with PC Building Simulator, Cooking Simulator, and Sky Haven (which has a Linux version, but it's kinda shit, so I run it in Proton).

If I run the games with regular Proton, they all work fine. What am I doing wrong?

04/05/2021 01:29:57 CEST

Team fortress 2 performance

Hello! Has anyone done a performance comparison with lower end hardware in Team Fortress 2 between the native release and Windows release trough proton?

04/04/2021 23:56:14 CEST

Nvidia starts supporting their driver running in a Windows VM. Big win for linux users!


Windows Virtual Machine Beta Support For GeForce

If youre primarily a Linux user, you can now enable GeForce GPU passthrough on a Windows Virtual Machine (VM). Play Windows-only games in your VM, or if youre a developer, more easily test both Windows and Linux code from a single machine, accelerating development.

The beta feature is enabled on all GeForce/TITAN GPUs supported by this driver (Kepler and later for desktop; Maxwell and later for laptop) on Windows 10.

04/04/2021 22:55:01 CEST

FMV adventure Dark Nights with Poe and Munro released for Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/fmv-adventure-dark-nights-with-poe-and-munro-released-for-linux
04/04/2021 22:11:50 CEST

Battlefield 4 doesn't broadcast my ping

other players can't see my ping, causing server's anticheat to kick me, any1 else had this issue, im playing on origin on lutris

04/04/2021 22:09:57 CEST

Buying a monitor for HDR/10-bit pointless on linux?

I am looking for new monitor for gaming and video editing. Looks like Linux does not have support for HDR or 10-bit color. Should I just save money and focus on a good SDR/8-bit monitor?

04/04/2021 21:13:57 CEST

Limitations with game windows on Linux

One Gnome (Fedora) sadly some games, perhaps many as I've just started, have severe window-control-related limitations:

  • can't switch processes when running (Alt+Tab does nothing, neither does the Super key)
  • unable to move or control window size

The most recent affected game is the original Killing Floor (Steam) which has a native Linux port and uses OpenGL by default. My system doesn't become unresponsive by any means, I just can't do anything else when a game is running.

04/04/2021 21:07:37 CEST

BomberGround Battle Royale (SteamPlay)FreeToPlay
04/04/2021 20:23:47 CEST

Hi, i have problem with fonts in wine. When im installing something on wine fonts are glitched in some way.
URL: https://i.redd.it/udguxv86w6r61.jpg
04/04/2021 19:13:44 CEST

Can't seem to get Steam Games to run on PlayOnMac

Each time I try to open a game I've downloaded it performs the Microsoft VC Redist Package but does not open afterward.

04/04/2021 17:58:51 CEST

Veloren weekly updates
URL: https://veloren.net/devblog-113/
04/04/2021 17:42:47 CEST

Media Foundation no longer install staging-tkg 6.5

On the newer wine-staging-tkg-git builds the MF installation no longer completes properly and is not installed. I can post what I see in terminal but now I'm on phone.

It's easy to produce, just install with that version and see. The problem is with a current prefix and with a new one.

Using 6.4 wine version, the MF completes normally and works. We can then upgrade to 6.5 and MF will still work in the prefix.

Please test also and post your experiences here.

04/04/2021 17:27:27 CEST

Vecter game dev is retiring

Hi all,

Some sad news but many thanks to him for creating the game and supporting Linux. Let's hope he returns when some inspiration hits him :-)

Steam link here.

04/04/2021 17:15:49 CEST

Battle.net (hearthstone) cannot cannot connect to be online on EndeavorOS

I distro hopped from manjaro, where it worked flawlessly and now (version installed through lutris) it can't connect my account to be in online mode. Anyone had similar problem and fixed it? Thanks for help!

04/04/2021 16:32:56 CEST

Save 60% on Northgard: The Viking Age Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12024/Northgard_The_Viking_Age_Edition/
04/04/2021 16:29:42 CEST

Save 66% on Two Point Hospital on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/535930/Two_Point_Hospital/
04/04/2021 16:29:30 CEST

Save 77% on Frictional Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/6817/Frictional_Collection/
04/04/2021 16:29:23 CEST

Do game trainers and mods work?

This is the last step I need to know before I fully migrate to GNU/Linux. I am already using GNU/Linux as my daily driver but still resort to Windows for gaming. I want to know if game cheat trainers and mods like nexusmods work well.

04/04/2021 16:22:31 CEST

Csgo low frames on linux

I installed csgo through steam didn't add any parameters. Nd I get very low fps at the same settings compared to windows . I'm only getting 80-100 fps on 4:3 1280*960 on everything low. I used to get 140-180 on windows with same settings. Nd I checked my var is too high compared to windows too. My var is on the higher side on linux. Os : endeavour os Wm: i3 Nvidia 460(GTX 1650mobile) Ram 8gb

04/04/2021 15:45:48 CEST

I brought the new frontier pass of Civilization VI and now the game won't launch

To explain the problem, when I hit play on steam, the launching windows shows up and almost instantly closes and the game stops.

So I don't know wether it is the DLCs or the recent update that stops me from being able to play. I tried to disable all DLCs and it also didn't work. I already checked my local files twice and it found no error. I could still try uninstalling and reinstalling but I would rather avoid doing it, downloading 34GB is quite long. I also already try to restart steam and completely restart my PC but it didn't work either.

If it helps, I'm on Manjaro with everything up-to-date (kernel : 5.11.6-1)
CPU : I5-6500

GPU : AMD RX 480

RAM : 16 GB

04/04/2021 15:29:36 CEST

Dizzy The Adventurer via Wine 6.4

Hi all,

I learned recently of a 'new' Dizzy game which is available on Itch. The Dizzy Fansite wrote:

This was going to be part of The Excellent Dizzy Collection for the Sega Megadrive but due to time constraints at the time was never completed or released.

Team Yolkfolk have done it again and painstakingly made it their passion project in bringing this title to the PC for the first time!

Having duly downloaded it I can report it runs fine in wine 6.4 (I installed dxvk but am not sure whether it's actually required). For gamepad controls, I used antimicrox which is available in my OpenSUSE repository (and probably others).

Hope this is useful for those of us wanting some old school gaming :-)

04/04/2021 12:08:00 CEST

Overwatch - no voice chat

Has anybody else encountered problems joining voice chat in overwatch after latest patches?

04/04/2021 10:34:50 CEST

Top New Games You Can Play With Proton Since Mar. 2021
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/top-new-games-you-can-play-with-proton-since-mar-2021/
04/04/2021 10:06:18 CEST

No voices in Skyrim SE

Playing on steam with proton 6.3-1, sound works, their mouths move, there are subtitles but I can't hear their voices.

Skyrim - voices.bsa is missing, checking file integrity or reinstalling doesn't change that.

I'm convinced that this missing file is the issue but none of the methods I tried of obtaining it have worked. Bit maybe it's something else entirely.

Please help.

04/04/2021 08:36:35 CEST

Which popular team-based multiplayer video games work best on Linux?

I haven't played video games in over a year, what is it like these days? Which games run best?

04/04/2021 05:58:43 CEST

Does Mod Organizer 2 work without lutris?

i used vortex in the past it work but i didnt like it, Does Mod Organizer 2 work well now?

04/04/2021 05:42:40 CEST

Paint.net.installer.exe cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified

How can I fix this? Version: macOS Big Sur

04/04/2021 03:34:27 CEST

RetroArch - How to Install: Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZSPR2eYULU&feature=share
04/04/2021 03:13:17 CEST

So I made a kiosk fork of "Extreme Tux Racer"; starts off at a race and allows the game to be 100% controlled by joystick. Here's the source in case anybody is interested
URL: https://gitlab.com/DesiOtaku/extreme-tux-racer-kiosk-edition
04/04/2021 02:57:32 CEST

Wine stable 6.0 not working

I've purged WineHQ staging and installed stable, now it doesn't start properly, here's winecfg output:

006c:fixme:seh:dwarf_get_ptr unsupported encoding 9b
006c:fixme:seh:dwarf_get_ptr unsupported encoding 95
006c:fixme:seh:dwarf_get_ptr unsupported encoding 05
006c:fixme:seh:dwarf_get_ptr unsupported encoding 51
006c:err:virtual:virtual_setup_exception stack overflow 2192 bytes in thread 006c addr 0x7bc5a14d stack 0x120770 (0x120000-0x121000-0x320000)
0024:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
0024:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
00c0:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
00c0:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
00c8:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
00c8:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
00c8:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.
00c8:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow The explorer process failed to start.

Can someone help me out? I'm using Kubuntu 20.04.

04/04/2021 01:15:55 CEST

Ubuntu 20.10: Why does 4k resolution suck on this OS?

I've got one 4k monitor in my setup. I have fractional scaling on and 150% scaling turned on.

When I have the resolution set to 4k I run in to many issues. *Steam proton games that run at max 1200p like Evil Genius will be pushed in to the corner. *Planet Coaster in proton opens with the image zoomed in to a corner. I set it for 4k and I still can't get the whole game to display. *Nautilus shell window titles will stretch and skew into a tiny size *I can't get Steam to properly scale, it is super tiny

At least in Lutris I can set the game resolution that I launch which is really handy. Unfortunately/fortunately most of my stuff is in Steam.

Otherwise I will say that the desktop seems cramped with 1920x1080 resolution but every game displays fine. Obviously scaling is a pain in the ass for software dev but this sucks.

Anyone have a software solution to manage resolution/scaling per application/OS?

I have a Vega 56 gpu. I am using the in box gpu driver from Ubuntu. Does this get updated often?

Thanks everyone

04/04/2021 00:41:29 CEST

Stuttering with the Steam Big Picture overlay enabled

Recently I noticed that if I start a game with the Big Picture overlay, I get significant frequent stutters every 3 seconds or so, that don't happen at all when using the regular overlay. Did anyone else encounter this problem?

04/03/2021 23:52:38 CEST

HOw do I get gallium nine to work

I installed wine and wine-nine from the official arch linux repos and I can't get it to work(The game starts but stays on a black screen). Yes I have mesa and lib32-mesa as well and I ran wine ninewinecfg. Did gallium nine ever work in the first place. Btw I use dxvk so don't tell me to go try that instead in the comments, I am simply curious about gallium nine performance.

04/03/2021 23:20:46 CEST

State of Wayland TLDR?

As the title says, what is the current state of Wayland? I understand it's supposed to be the future and replace X11 much like Pipewire with Pulse. What is stopping that at the moment? Does Wayland still need dev work, or do applications need to be made to support it? When will we start to see widespread adoption?

Also, isn't there an X11-Wayland compatibility package? Does that not work well?

04/03/2021 22:51:10 CEST

Unbelievable lag in overwatch except immediately after returning to game via alt-tab

When I am playing overwatch, I get ~40 fps, which is terrible as I used to average over 200fps. However, when I alt-tab out of the game, and back in- I briefly return to 200fps and the game feels much smoother, however this only lasts for a few seconds. any help would be appreciated.

I'm using the main Lutris overwatch, and I have all the recommended drivers installed according to the Lutris wiki and Arch wiki.


Intel i5-6600K
AMD Radeon RX 480
Manjaro Linux x86_64 5.11.6-1-MANJARO
KDE Plasma/KWin.
04/03/2021 22:25:33 CEST

Cyberpunk 2077 1.2

Playing C2077 1.2 with protonge (standalone).

My videocard is a bit old, so the FPS are low... tips for performaces ? Env variables ?

The biggest problem so far is the 0.5 sec delay for the mouse camera movement ! well also the keyboard movements are delayed. I already tweaked the advanced mouse settings. But I think that this delay is also on windows...

Another annoying bug is that the interact key is F and i dont see it in settings ! I cant change! And there are 2 main menu keys !?!

04/03/2021 22:14:13 CEST

Ubuntu Minecraft-Optifine 1.8.9 Issues

I'm using Ubuntu 20.10, and Optifine occasionally kicks me from servers with a "Broken Pipe" error. I reinstalled Optifine multiple times to no avail. The only other post I could find with the same issue was unsolved.

Any help will be appreciated!

04/03/2021 21:56:36 CEST

An early access look at Space Haven ( also coming to Linux)
URL: https://www.thegeekgetaway.com/2021/04/an-early-access-look-at-space-haven.html
04/03/2021 21:37:57 CEST

The Free Software Foundation's leadership crisis worsens | ZDNet
URL: https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-free-software-foundations-leadership-crisis-worsens/
04/03/2021 20:51:25 CEST

Viking Vengeance dungeon crawler ARPG still due to get support
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/viking-vengeance-arpg-still-due-to-get-support/
04/03/2021 20:28:44 CEST

Dsfix not Working in Dark Souls

Firstly my Dark Souls is non steam, i installed the game, disabled AA and Motion Blur, extracted dsfix to the game's folder, set dinput8 override in winecfg but it doesn't work at all, dsfix doesn't do anything.

04/03/2021 20:10:34 CEST

OBS Studio 27.0 RC1 released with Wayland and Browser dock support
URL: https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases/tag/27.0.0-rc1
04/03/2021 19:41:56 CEST

How to get Mass Effect 1 DLC installed Ubuntu

Hello I use the mass effect lutris script. It seems like every origin game needs to be installed via separate script. I download mass effect in the origin launcher. I grab the dlc exe files from the EA website but I dont see a way to execute them and have them distribute into the lutris mass effect install folder.

Is origin just perpetually a pain in the ass on Linux? Is it easier to just buy the ME trilogy on steam?

04/03/2021 17:59:53 CEST

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance drops Linux support (for unknown reasons)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1426300/The_Binding_of_Isaac_Repentance/
04/03/2021 17:38:47 CEST

Amd renoir driver

Recently I got a new prebuilt pc with a ryzen 5 4600g, 16 gigs of ram and a 512gb ssd. It came with Freedos but I switched to linux mint 20.1 cinnamon. But the problem is am not able to find the drivers for my APU on the official site of amd. There are only the drivers for windows. Maybe Im stupid but I also don't know how to install the drivers with the terminal(If thats possible) or with the app store from mint

04/03/2021 15:33:36 CEST

Online GodotCon July 2021 - Call for participation
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/online-godotcon-july-2021-call-participation
04/03/2021 15:18:30 CEST

SuperTuxKart Has Polished And Revamped Karts Ready For The Next Big Release
URL: https://linuxreviews.org/SuperTuxKart_Has_Polished_And_Revamped_Karts_Ready_For_The_Next_Big_Release
04/03/2021 14:43:09 CEST

Watch Dogs Legion Linux [Lutris Wine DXVK] - GTX1070
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFguFvx7Cnc
04/03/2021 13:35:32 CEST

Control Ultimate - Performance on Linux


Just got Control Ultimate and I thought may be useful to share performance stats.

I don't know if there is an inbuilt benchmark, but what I've done has been running around the main room hub after the first 'level'.

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 with HWE (kernel 5.8) and latest stable Nvidia drivers (460.67). I am using a 2080 Ti and tried DXR with latest Proton GE. My CPU is a Ryzen 9 5950 and RAM is 64 GiB 3200 MHz.

I can report following performance stats, when everything is maxed out, in 21:9 1440p:

  • DX11 via DXVK the FPS ranges from 54 to 60
  • DX12 via VKD3D (no DXR) is between 30 to 40
  • DX12 via VKD3D (DXR enabled) is around 29 to 30

I have FreeSync enabled, no V-sync in game, hence shouldn't have any limiter.

Also I verified DXR, yes the reflections are pixel perfect, but the, when playing you don't really notice that...

Does this check out? Is there any other inbuilt benchmark I could use?

Let me know your experience!

04/03/2021 07:58:40 CEST

Developing a Space Sim
URL: https://youtube.com/watch?v=UqPExDEuidU&feature=share
04/03/2021 05:43:59 CEST

What is the best X570 (Ryzen 5000) motherboard / motherboard brand for full linux compatability

Title kind of says it all, I want to build a computer with Pop OS as the primary operating system. I have read that not all motherboards are created equal when it comes to linux compatibility. Can anyone recommend which motherboards I should look into? I really like the Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero board but I haven't been able to find info on how it does with Linux.

04/03/2021 05:13:46 CEST

How can I disable compositing in KDE when running wine games?

This is something that changed with Plasma 5.21, but before that, running games under wine (more accurately under Lutris), the compositor would be disabled during that time.

You can manually disable the compositor by clicking on the menu of an app -> More Actions -> Special application settings

and then add a property that blocks compositing.

However, I'm not sure how to do that in wine. I can't do it in the Lutris window. And I'm even more confused how to do it in the actual game I'm running.

Does anyone have any ideas?

04/03/2021 04:13:50 CEST

Every game is having this stutter when moving the camera with mouse.

I found this video as an example and this occurs in all my games I play when moving the camera with my mouse. FFXIV:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzW_n8ThH98 (I'm playing mine on proton on steam and not on wine)

04/03/2021 03:05:25 CEST

Sophistry for all of you that like romance visual novel's, the Kickstarter is live
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/sophistry-romance-visual-novel-is-live-on-kickstarter/
04/03/2021 00:29:14 CEST

The Chalk new survival horror is now due to get support for Linux
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/the-chalk-new-survival-horror-due-to-get-support/
04/03/2021 00:28:01 CEST

Zink Lands Threaded Context Support For A Big Speed Boost With OpenGL Over Vulkan
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Zink-Lands-Threaded-Ctx
04/03/2021 00:27:13 CEST

Tactical Troops: Anthracite Shift due to get a release soon including Linux
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/tactical-troops-anthracite-shift-to-get-a-release/
04/03/2021 00:27:06 CEST

Wasteland 3

Maybe it's just me, but the performance of Wasteland 3 using the native linux client is abysmal. Utterly abysmal. I average around 20 FPS, whereas using Proton GE i'm sitting on my framecap of 90 FPS most of the time. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is the case? I know OpenGL is bad, but is it that bad?

I'm running Manjaro with an 8700k, 1080ti. Ultra settings.

Any ideas on what can be done to improve the performance of the native client? Thanks!

04/02/2021 23:38:02 CEST

vkBasalt not working in Kubuntu 20.04

I've installed vkBasalt and configured it with Goverlay but it doesn't work in any of my games neither in Steam nor Lutris, i'm in Kubuntu 20.04 with xanmod-cacule and kisak stable ppa.

04/02/2021 21:49:51 CEST

Proton game(s?) don't launch

First off, no I don't even have an NTFS volume in my system...

Installed Steam, enabled proton. Bought Worms Armageddon, and nothing happens. It download Proton and says "Preparing to launch Worms Armageddon ...", but nothing happens. A 'ps ax' shows some Wine exe's running but not the game 'wa.exe'.

Enabling proton logging does nothing, I've tried various options.

Trying different versions of Proton makes no difference.

Starting Steam from terminal to see the logging there and I see nothing recorded there. I can play a Steam game, so I guess it must be Proton.

One caveat is that my laptop is a few years old so the NVidia K1100 card is not supported by 440 drivers (390 is the latest I've got easy access to and doesn't break things).

Running Steam on ubuntu 20.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Pins up-to-date!
Steam client's requirements are satisfied
WARNING: Using default/fallback debugger launch
/home/djerk/.steam/debian-installation/ubuntu12_32/steam -nominidumps -nobreakpad
[2021-04-02 19:46:48] Startup - updater built Mar 31 2021 23:18:57
[2021-04-02 19:46:48] Opted in to client beta 'publicbeta' via beta file
You are in the 'publicbeta' client beta.
[2021-04-02 19:46:48] Loading cached metrics from disk (/home/djerk/.steam/debian-installation/package/steam_client_metrics.bin)
[2021-04-02 19:46:48] Using the following download hosts for Public, Realm steamglobal
[2021-04-02 19:46:48] 1. https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 100, source = 'update_hosts_cached.vdf'
[2021-04-02 19:46:48] 2. https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 100, source = 'update_hosts_cached.vdf'
[2021-04-02 19:46:48] 3. http://media.steampowered.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 1, source = 'baked in'
[2021-04-02 19:46:48] Verifying installation...
[2021-04-02 19:46:48] Verification complete
STEAM_RUNTIME_HEAVY: ./steam-runtime-heavy

Just tried to uninstall the game and that hangs too... With no error messages on the terminal or any other Steam log file I can find. I don't have another Windows game to try with, to see if it's restricted to just the one game.

04/02/2021 20:59:07 CEST

Enderal SE Steam version

Enderal SE was released on Steam today, and while the tweak to get SKSE64 working (described here) works fine, the game crashes as soon as I start a new game. Has anyone been able to get it to work?

04/02/2021 20:08:03 CEST

[NVIDIA] Doom Eternal Benchmark - Linux vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-XnlUMfkjM
04/02/2021 19:54:20 CEST

Found this on the snap store - Cecconoid - An 8-Bit inspired, old-school, flick-screen, twin-stick shooter (Creative Commons license)
URL: https://snapcraft.io/cecconoid
04/02/2021 18:26:03 CEST

Valve Index games won't launch in VR mode

I'm having trouble with my Valve Index in Arch Linux, Kernel 5.11.11. The only game that I can seem to launch in SteamVR is Beat Saber. I tried No Mans Sky, Tabletop Simulator, and a few other games with optional VR but they would just open on my desktop (despite selecting VR mode on launch). What's most troubling to me here is that not even the SteamVR tutorial will launch. When trying to launch the SteamVR Tutorial application, I get the floating "up next..." display, but it never loads. I also get the following file not found error as a pop-up on my screen: The file or folder /home/nathan/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/SteamVR/bin/vrwebhelper/linux64/"steam://open/bigpicture/games?backstack_token=system.dashboard.quicklaunch" does not exist.

Because a file is missing I tried checking the integrity of SteamVR Home and of SteamVR Tutorial but neither had any issues. I also tried reinstalling SteamVR many times but this didn't seem to help at all either.

It seems that I am confined only to Beat Saber and SteamVR Home as nothing else is working. I can't even view the virtual desktop, as "no desktops are available" nor can I launch games in steam's "big picture" mode through the headset (again only starting on my primary display)

I really have no idea where to start troubleshooting this. I put in a ticket with Steam support to ask for help but I seem to be getting canned responses like "try reinstalling Steam" and "check the file integrity" which I have done, and did again after they advised to do so with no luck.

04/02/2021 17:29:00 CEST

[wine] Creatures 3 in Wine
URL: /r/wine_gaming/comments/mi7yjz/creatures_3_in_wine/
04/02/2021 17:20:30 CEST

Black screen only sound in all games

When i start game using wine from lutris i get black screen i hear sounds and I can interact with the game. Multiple games are doing this. I'm not using Vulkan because my hardware doesn't support it. I was also having an error GLXBadConfig but found a solution to use MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=4.5 in ~/.pam_environment file. My OS : Archlinux Hardware: CPU: Intel i5 2520m GPU: Intel HD 3000 RAM: 4GB

04/02/2021 17:16:55 CEST

Yandere Simulator Demo

Yandere Simulator Free Demo runs in ProtonGE 5.9 without any issues in Mint 20.1


04/02/2021 17:03:17 CEST

Save 80% on Dungeons 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/262280/Dungeons_2/
04/02/2021 17:02:42 CEST

Im searching for an old knoppix game

So as the titles says, Im looking for an old knoppix game. I dont know what version of knoppix it was part of and I dont even remember the name.

You play by moving a yellow ball with blue eyes that look like suction cups. The goal is to push smaller red ball to the borders of the black flaying field, as the red ball try to push you against it. Later the red balls can catch you with ropes and static red Stars appear that also destroy the red balls and the yellow player ball upon contact. There are also green stars that are like the red ones, but with a gravitational pull, if I remember this correctly.

If anyone knows the name of the game or the knoppix version it came with please let me know! I want to revive old childhood memories :)

04/02/2021 16:58:21 CEST

Control Ultimate and DS4 - Doesn't seem to detect it


Just got Control Ultimate and I'm trying to run with a DS4 (bluetooth). Although the game starts and the pad is detected (I can use it with RDR2 and MH:W IB), looks like Control is not able to use my DS4.

I tried wired, but again, no detection. I also tried switching Proton (from 5.13-6 to 6.3-1) but nothing. Not sure what I am doing wrong, even because the pad works just fine with other games...

Running on Ubuntu 20.04 + LTS (kernel 5.8.0-48).

What should I do next? Any idea?


04/02/2021 16:46:41 CEST

libGL and swrast

I think both of these has something to do with my nvidia driver and to fix the problem some say that I should check if my driver is up to date and mesa should be installed on my computer.

My questions are. What is the latest version? What is mesa? How do I check if I have downloaded mesa? And what really is "libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast"?

I want to start an .exe game that worked before but now it doesn't work for some reason. I installed flatpak wine builder and when I try to open it with the other wine thingy I downloaded it says.

Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000002 in 32-bit code (0x00b3b75a).

Register dump:

0x00b3b75a EntryPoint+0xffffffff in foolhardy32: movsbl 0x2(%edx,%edi,4),%ebx



process tid prio (all id:s are in hex)

00000020 (D) Z:\home\martin\Desktop\foolhardy\Foolhardy32.exe

System information:

Wine build: wine-6.0

Platform: i386 (WOW64)

Version: Windows 7

Host system: Linux

Host version: 5.4.0-70-generic

04/02/2021 16:31:47 CEST

Going to stream some DOOM Eternal on Linux if you mind :) [Ger/Eng]
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/couchrebellen
04/02/2021 16:20:59 CEST

Spelunky 2 (and other games I use wined3d for) have stopped running with proton

Spelunky 2 used to run fine through wine (using wined3d of course) but now no games using wined3d run anymore. I even reinstalled the os to see if it would help. I turned proton_log on when running the game to get a log, please help

Here's a pastebin link to the log https://pastebin.com/JM8UNeB1

04/02/2021 15:36:25 CEST

Sokoban-like in need of testers

I need playtesters for my upcoming Steam game. It's a horror-themed Sokoban-like.

You can check more details about the game here

Playtesting will take place on Steam.
If you are accepted, you will receive a Steam key on the 4th of April.

You need a 64-bit Linux distribution.
Your graphics card must support at least OpenGL 2.1.
You need a Steam account.

Playtesting period will take place from 4th April to 9th April.
By the end of it, you are expected to have finished the game (40 levels)
and try out the settings menu, see if everything works as intended (volume sliders work, resolution changes correctly, etc).

The game tracks how you did on every level, how many moves it took you, how much time it took, how many times you restarted a level, etc. This is in a file that the game creates, it is not done through google analytics.

I will ask you to send me this file, this is important to make sure the difficulty scales properly and will help me balance some levels if their difficulty is off.

Playtesters will receive links to two google forms.
One form will be used for reporting bugs/crashes.
Second form will contain questions how you felt about the game in general, filling this one is required.

If you do all the tasks I ask of you, you'll keep the game on Steam free of charge and I'll also send you a key for the OST, it will release at the same day as the game.

Sign up here

04/02/2021 15:15:26 CEST

Free game Friday - grab a permanent free copy of Steel Rats
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/free-game-friday-grab-a-permanent-free-copy-of-steel-rats
04/02/2021 14:57:40 CEST

Theme park builder 'Parkitect' gets a Beta for cross-platform multiplayer
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/theme-park-builder-parkitect-gets-a-beta-for-cross-platform-multiplayer
04/02/2021 14:57:17 CEST

ffxiv guide up to date (no steam)?

This is the one game i've never been able to get work on any distro despite following many guides.

Despite this, i've gotten it to work on macos and freebsd via wine (once) and never again, theres always issues with the launcher, or signing in or even opening the launcher.

I never get far with the xivlauncher either, it will not launch or beg me to run it as admin (how?)

im using arch with an amdgpu but i can switch to nvidia if needed

04/02/2021 14:46:09 CEST

Go Easter Egg hunting in the Lucy Dreaming demo, get a chance to appear in the game
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/go-easter-egg-hunting-in-the-lucy-dreaming-demo-get-a-chance-to-appear-in-the-game
04/02/2021 12:56:12 CEST

Anyone using a Razer Naga Trinity?

Does anyone use the Razer Naga Trinity on Linux?

I need a new mouse, and the Naga Trinity with the switchable side keys looks really cool (to big buttons for shooters, etc and the number keys for control groups in Total War).

It is on the supported devices list of OpenRazer, but how well does the side-keys switch work on Linux? Any experiences?

Thank you in advance!

04/02/2021 12:47:14 CEST

Steam Hardware Survey - March 2021: Linux at 0.85% (+0.04%)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey?platform=combined
04/02/2021 11:49:38 CEST

Anyone able to get the older Windows 7 games to run?


I recently found an installer of the older games Windows 7 came with. Since I need to convince two of my relatives to switch to Linux, it is a hard task so far - both over 70 y.o., and they want to keep these games. I've shown them the alternatives with kPat and the likes but they were not convinced.

https://winaero.com/get-windows-7-games-for-windows-10/ Here I found an installer of what they are looking for. I can get these games to start but for example in Solitaire I have no menu bar.

Do we have some experts with Wine and the likes here, who can get these games to run like in Windows?

04/02/2021 11:25:06 CEST

TerraTech Free Weekend till 8 Apr 2021
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/285920/announcements/detail/2985298132169656608
04/02/2021 10:33:30 CEST

Untrusted application launcher

So I got this message: "The application launcher "Foolhardy32.exe.desktop" has not been marked as trusted (executable). If you do not know the source of this file, launching it may be unsafe."

Is it okay if I were to launch it. I mean I got the mod from gamebanana and how do I see this source of file or what ever it is. I don't really understand. What do they mean that it is not executable, I have three options below that message: Launch anyway, Mark as trusted, Cancel.

What do I do?

This is for FNF (Friday Night Funkin), I have linux mint as my distro. If you want to know more, just ask.

04/02/2021 10:03:10 CEST

Battle.Net App Broke

Hey I need some help with my Battle.Net App which I've installed via Lutris. Something broke yesterday and it doesn't want to launch. It doesn't even get as far as drawing a window (though in i3 it tries, I sometimes get a black box for a split second). It just goes straight to the Blizzard error reporting pop-up.

I started running a terminal window and at first I thought it was an issue with some media foundation errors that kept appearing but after fixing those I still had the same issue. Now it's just closing with a return code 246.

I use Arch Linux which is updated to the latest version. Generally with i3WM but I was troubleshooting on Gnome just in case something wasn't working right there.

I've tried launching with three different versions of wine; 9.5 staging, Lutris fork 6.4 and Lutris fork 6.0-rc1 (last working version). I also tried running it without Lutris as a wrapper but that won't help either.

I've tried using DXVK 1.7.3 through 1.7.1 (last working version).

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling and did notice that the new installer is missing a font. I don't know if this means that Arial is broken on my computer or if they switched to a different font entirely but based on Lutris' prerequisite doc that's my next/last guess on what the problem might be.

Wine in general appears to be having issues on my computer right now, turning into a zombie process every other time a prefix changes. Winetricks seems to be doing the same thing when I try to install fonts with it, and I'm half thinking of wiping and reinstalling everything from scratch at this point.

04/02/2021 09:48:27 CEST

Nvidia Screen Tearing Fix Without Framerate Drop from ForceCompositionPipeline

I have achieved the holy grail, yet I am conflicted.

I have been a long-time AMD user since the last time I used Nvidia, where I was offered the ultimatum between screen tearing and a major FPS drop from ForceCompositionPipeline. I never thought I would see the day where I would pick up an Nvidia card again, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Long I have waited in the darkness of 2 fps (after selling my old GPU for sub-msrp in the scalper market in anticipation of a preorder that never arrived)...

But... now what? I have a GPU again, thank the gods, but I wonder if that ol' screen tearing dilemma was ever solved, or whether Nvidia will present me with the same ultimatum... I couldn't find anything working online other than the drowning echoes of ForceCompositionPipeline.

No drama TLDR: Is there a working way I get rid of screen tearing on Nvidia on Linux without the performance hit of ForceCompositionPipeline (or shelling out an extra few hundred bucks for a G-Sync monitor)?

04/02/2021 09:12:06 CEST

Is this possible? (Emulating Windows on Linux for Windows only games/programs.)

I saw a video from SomeOrdinaryGamers a little while ago, wherein he was able to take the Macbook M1, and use a Windows ARM .iso in order to run Windows in an emulator, and get near perfect playback from games natively running in the Windows emulator. This immediately got me thinking back to Linux. I absolutely would love to embrace the Linux ecosystem, but the fact that Parsec doesn't support hosting on Linux (Damn shame.) and some titles not quite working with Proton, I thought this could be a perfect solution for me. Would this work? What would the drawbacks be? Thanks!

04/02/2021 08:48:53 CEST

[Giveaway][SteamCodes] Hiveswap: act 1 ; Hacknet


04/02/2021 08:48:38 CEST

SteamAutoLogin - Qt Steam account switcher for Linux
URL: https://github.com/ShayBox/SteamAutoLogin
04/02/2021 08:17:54 CEST

Steel Rats for free on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/619700/
04/02/2021 06:36:26 CEST

[4 years ago] Is there any decent Android Emulators for gaming on Linux?

This is quite an old question been asked in 2016, but in 2021, are they a thing now?

04/02/2021 06:23:41 CEST

Upgrading GPU: Stay with Nvidia or such to AMD?

I currently have an Nvidia 1060 6gb GPU that I use for gaming and programming. I was looking to upgrade but I wasn't sure if I should stick with Nvidia or switch over to AMD. Currently I have two Nvidia G-sync compatible monitors (one which I can't enable G-sync on for some reason) and I don't know if I'd be able to turn freesync on. Also, I just don't know too much about GPUs in general, but I've heard that AMD has a lot more support for Linux than Nvidia.

I'm currently running Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon with no intentions of switching distros. I can provide other specs if needed. What do you think?

04/02/2021 03:40:36 CEST

GTA V Single Player Mods

I would like to know if anyone has been able to play GTA V single player mods without the game crashing or Wine crashing, I have recently followed a guide made by a guy named Clifforus on youtube, and it seemed relative to how you would do it on windows, I have since tried it but with no fruition, I've even added the dinput8.dll exception in GTA V's Steam Wine prefix, but still nothing like Native Trainer or Menyoo is working, if you have gotten mods to work, please share how.

Videos for reference:



04/02/2021 02:27:47 CEST

Phoronix: Proton 6.3-1 Released With More Windows Games Now Running On Linux / Steam Play.
04/02/2021 02:19:22 CEST

GTA V Single Player Modding

I would like to know if anyone has been able to play GTA V single player mods without the game crashing or Wine crashing, I have recently followed a guide made by a guy named Clifforus on youtube, and it seemed relative to how you would do it on windows, I have since tried it but with no fruition, I've even added the dinput8.dll exception in GTA V's Steam Wine prefix, but still nothing like Native Trainer or Menyoo is working, if you have gotten mods to work, please share how.

Videos for reference:



04/02/2021 01:40:51 CEST

Creatures 3 in Wine

I was wondering, has anyone gotten C3 working in a modern version of wine using the GoG release? I've been trying for days, and after solving one error by creating a working machine.cfg file I'm left with a black screen using xephyr (as it uses 16bpp color, I must use xephyr). I've tried with and without the unofficial patch.

My Specs: AMD Ryzen 3600x Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB Arch Linux (zen kernel version 5.11.10) Wine versions tried: 5.0, 6.0, 6.5. Debug logging produces nothing useful. Setting compatibility doesn't help. I've also installed vcrun6, as that seems to be a dependency.

The last AppDB report is from 1.7.21 in 2014. Is there any way I can figure out where the regression is? Or to glean something useful from the logs? In my experience, this is by far the most finicky game I've ever tried to get running in wine in my 11 years of using Linux.

04/02/2021 01:34:48 CEST

Native games not working on secondary drive/partition

So I have 3 main partitions on my system, the system partition, and two others that use for personal stuff, one of them is mainly for Steam games (since I don't have much space for it on the system partition). It is a ext4 partition, where I have full permission for reading and writing.

I tested a lot of games in it, native games like Serious Sam 3, Postal 2 and Left 4 Dead 2, worked just fine. Even games that need proton like NFS: Shift and Killing Floor 2 worked, just fine.

But then when I tried to play Garry's Mod, Team Fortress 2 (worked with Proton, but not multiplayer), Sven Co-op, CS:GO, and even Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, games that are native to Linux, none of them worked, they didn't even open, instant crash.

I don't know what to do, to make them work, so I am posting here in hope that someone can help me find a solution, if there is one.


OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 Kernel: 5.10.23 
CPU: AMD FX-4300 (4) 
GPU: AMD ATI Radeon HD 7750/8740 / R7 250E  

The games did not make any log files so if you need any more information tell me how can I send it, and I will send it.

04/02/2021 01:28:43 CEST

Intel's Vulkan Driver Adds Conservative Rasterization - Helps DXVK/VKD3D For Linux Gaming
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-ANV-Conservative-Raster
04/01/2021 23:31:18 CEST

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers demo is live with a native Linux build
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/arcade-spirits-the-new-challengers-demo-is-live/
04/01/2021 23:20:35 CEST

The Wild Case first person horror and point and click puzzle adventure gets a release date
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/the-wild-case-puzzle-adventure-gets-a-release-date/
04/01/2021 23:20:09 CEST

What would it take to run Minecraft plus as your screensaver?

Please Ill do anything. Just dont make me use windows.

04/01/2021 22:25:09 CEST

Problem with GTAV online on Debian running through lutris.

Hi. I have a weird Issue with GTAV online. When I try to join a public session, it's always empty. Always. It's not a private session. Could that be the anticheat? I was playing online for about 2 days and everything was normal. And then, I couldn't join a full session. I did not change any settings in the game, I have even tried it on a different linux system, still not working.

System info:

OS: Debian unstable

kernel: Linux 5.10.0-5-amd64

GPU: RTX 2060 (proprietary Drivers)

04/01/2021 22:16:15 CEST

Anyone else having problems with wine 6.5?

Running Linux Mint with Xanmod, didn't chamge any setting or anything just updated wine now I can't install any program tried it with notepad++ and bsplayer I only get the spinning circle icon for a few seconds then it dissapears

04/01/2021 22:15:30 CEST

Proton 6.3-1 released
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/releases/tag/proton-6.3-1
04/01/2021 21:08:45 CEST

My games are not launching while they are for others

Hello everyone,

As you read in the title I can't launch or start certain games that seems to be working for some people according to protondb. I don't know if I'm missing something or if my config is somehow wrong but I really don't get why my games are not playable while they are for others. I tried using lutris and steam directly but none of these work and I have to say that I usually download games by looking through the community installer in the "Lutris" tab in "Sources"

If you have any idea on why my games (Dota 2, Astroneer, Wakfu) are not launching I'd love to have a clue. Btw Dota 2 says it supports linux natively but somehow it's not starting past the splash screen at the very beginning.

Thanks guys

Here is my config if you need it:
Distro:Manjaro Linux
GPU Driver:NVIDIA 455.45.01
CPU:Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz

04/01/2021 20:58:30 CEST

Apolune 2: Deep Space Mining With Friends; Local Coop 10% Off, New Game for Linux!

Hi everyone,

Apolune 2, an indie game I made, is now officially available on the Steam Store! Happy April Fools! (This is not a prank, tho!) ...

Up to 8 total players can play simultaneously! +Windows +Linux (SteamOS/Ubuntu)


Apolune 2 is a stand-alone adventure single player and local co-op game set in the asteroid belt. You and your team of astronauts are asteroid miners on a mission to make spacebucks, survive and thrive in deep space. Fill the local high scores to challenge your friends and family to a fantastic experience. Use STEAM Remote Play to play the game with your friends online. Collect resources, buy upgrades and fight aliens and space pirates! Apolune 2, sequel to Apolune: the Endless Bullethell Shooter, arrives with splash on STEAM. Apolune 2 is a controller-friendly game that is super easy to pick up and play.

04/01/2021 20:57:49 CEST

Can't launch games

Hello everyone,

As you read in the title I can't launch or start certain games that seems to be working for some people according to protondb. I don't know if I'm missing something or if my config is somehow wrong but I really don't get why my games are not playable while they are for others.

If you have any idea on why my games (Dota 2, Astroneer, Wakfu) are not launching I'd love to have a clue. Btw Dota 2 says it supports linux natively but somehow it's not starting past the splash screen at the very beginning.

Thanks guys

Here is my config if you need it:
Distro:Manjaro Linux
GPU Driver:NVIDIA 455.45.01
CPU:Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz

04/01/2021 20:53:44 CEST

So CoD WWII Runs well! Who here plays?

See some gameplay on elementary OS here:

04/01/2021 20:41:10 CEST

Split timer on linux?

Hi I ryn Pop Os and im wanting to do some speedrunning i cant find any linux compatible splits timers. Anyone know of one?

04/01/2021 19:24:22 CEST

[Question] What is the best VR headset for Linux SteamVR?

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04/01/2021 18:41:38 CEST

FNA 21.04
URL: https://github.com/FNA-XNA/FNA/releases/tag/21.04
04/01/2021 18:01:07 CEST

EAC working on wine when? no troll post, just genuine question.

This community requires body text.

04/01/2021 16:55:44 CEST

PSA: Overfall keys from the Bundle Stars/Fanatical Origins Bundle (2018) revoked
URL: /r/GameDealsMeta/comments/mhutaw/psa_overfall_keys_from_the_bundle_starsfanatical/
04/01/2021 16:42:00 CEST

Virtueror For Linux Will Be Released On April 1st 2022
URL: https://linuxreviews.org/Virtueror_For_Linux_Will_Be_Released_On_April_1st_2022
04/01/2021 16:34:53 CEST

Solved the bios issue, now I need help with the fans constantly being at semi full speed

My laptop's fans are always very audible when I am booted into Linux, and that is a bit of a problem. Is there any fan control software like Acer nitrosense or any of the others like that on Linux? My laptop's keyboard has a dedicated button for that so it'll be a quick key press to boot up the menu but I'm looking more for an auto speed control like on windows (the CPU and GPU running slower for less intensive tasks).

04/01/2021 16:18:44 CEST

Why is this all so damn convoluted and complicated?

Why is it so damn complicated? Tried to install Elite Dangerous, worked for a while but kept glitching out.

Since I had no idea what i was doing and was practically just copy pasting some random terminal commands of which I had no idea what they did into there. I thought "why not try and reinstall it the proper way?"

Someone on Discord instructed me to delete the pfx folder, but it just wont delete, kept adding itself again magically. Anyway, he then told me to input some weird terminal command and install some MSI which then should magically work.

Well that also didnt work since it keeps telling me that some wineserver cant be reached even tho the command said protontricks and nothing about wine. Tried starting Elite Dangerous. Not even an error message, just kept on saying "preparing to start Elite Dangerous" Well at the end of the day, nothing worked and just left me frustrated.

Sorry, I might just be Stupid Windows User #4235 coming over here to rant, maybe im just stupid. But do you guys really think installing games on Linux is easy to do? Does it have to be this frustrating?

04/01/2021 15:52:08 CEST

OpenTTD now available on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1536610/
04/01/2021 15:22:20 CEST

Vanilla Conquer Development Builds Now Available

Development builds are now available here for the Vanilla Conquer project.

Vanilla Conquer is a project to take the code released for the Command and Conquer remaster dll files and convert the source into a maintainable base for running the freeware TD and RA releases cross platform natively and providing a better base for modding the remasters.

For the freeware games, most people will want to run the vanilla-conquer-linux-gcc builds for Ubuntu. You will also require SDL2 and OpenAL to be installed. On other platforms, these builds may work so you might have to resort to building from source. The binaries should be dropped into existing installs of the freeware games.

These are development builds and not all features of the original games are currently present. For example network games are currently being worked on and are not present in these builds yet.

04/01/2021 15:17:17 CEST

DX11 games running through proton with WineD3D no longer run after update

Hello, I used to run a large majority of my Steam games through proton using the "PROTON_USE_WINED3D" command but after a recent update with wine they refuse to launch and will instead just close upon opening with no window appearing. I can still run older games that do not require the command so this has led me to believe it's a problem with WineD3D. Please help

04/01/2021 14:55:47 CEST

I want to run games @ 1600x900 144Hz with VkBasalt

My main game is Path of Exile and it handles upscaling by itself but some games don't support upscaling natively and leave me with a smaller window when using the desired resolution. Any way of achieving this? I'm using Manjaro KDE 64 Bit

04/01/2021 14:37:33 CEST

Running old Windows XP games

I've got some old Window XP and some 95 disks and I'm wondering what is the best way to run them on Arch Linux?

I could run it in a VM, but would wine work? Or since they're pretty old, are there libraries available to download that will allow me to play natively?

04/01/2021 14:31:22 CEST

Forza Horizon 4 Steam goes ingame with latest vkd3d-proton and proton-tkg!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j9ruLEPvqE
04/01/2021 14:03:01 CEST

Q: Getting glide wrapper to play nice with lutris?

Up until now, I was playing D2 on lutris just fine using a combination of windowed runner option with custom aspect ratio, -w -nofixaspect so I got a window that preserved the 4:3 ratio while ocuppying most of my 27 inch display.

However, in order to make the game contrast/gamma options available (otherwise the game is extremely dark and I could barely see things in interiors), I installed sven's glide wrapper. Alas, either the glide-init.exe program is not modifying the dll (I installed the game in drive_c/d2/ instead of the usual drive_c/Program Files/Diablo II), or lutris is not recognizing something, but the game resizes the window to 840*600 (something that only happened before if I was running the game without -w -nofixaspect, i.e. running fullscreen inside a lutris window), making it very small in my monitor.

I would be happy to either force lutris to NEVER resize the window or get glide to properly work. I am asking without much hope of an answer but hey, maybe someone here plays D2 with Glide wrapper and can help me...

04/01/2021 13:41:43 CEST

Good simple games for a chromebook

Just got a new chromebook, looking for simple games that are playable on a trackpad, so turn based stuff etc. Through Steam or Wine doesn't matter.


Acer Chromebook 715

Graphics Controller Intel HD Graphics 610

Processor Pentium 4417U 2.3GHz

RAM 8gb ddr4 sdram

04/01/2021 12:47:52 CEST

Koi Farm, the relaxing koi breeding game releases the source code
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/koi-farm-the-relaxing-koi-breeding-game-releases-the-source-code
04/01/2021 12:44:49 CEST

I want to buy a new graphic card for my linux battle-station. Should I go Nvidia or AMD ?
  1. Money does not matter to me
  2. I just want to struggle less with tweaks because of drivers
  3. I also want the best performance/tweak-efforts ratio
  4. I of course want the RT
04/01/2021 12:40:03 CEST

The popularity of Albion Online continues to grow hitting new heights
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/the-popularity-of-albion-online-continues-to-grow-hitting-new-heights
04/01/2021 12:16:19 CEST

Running proton through lutris?

The title may not actually solve what I want to do, I'm just assuming that it would help. Basically I have a controller which button's are not configured properly if I run my game through lutris

If I add my game to steam and use proton through steam the controller is configured properly instantly. While I can do this, I'd like to know if I can add it to lutris and have a centralized launcher without having to open anything else

04/01/2021 11:43:32 CEST

Proton doesn't launch any games on Fedora 33

When I try to launch any Proton game on my system nothing happens, Steam marks the game as running for some seconds, but then stops and gives me the option to run it again.

I've tried launching seven different games (GTA V, Resident Evil 7, Dark Souls Remastered, GTA SA, Watch Dogs 2, Doom 2016, GTA IV), but the result is always the same, except on some cases, such as launching GTA V or GTA IV, which gives me another error (Unable to launch game, please verify game data).

I also tried launching Red Dead Redemption 2 (Owned on Epic) via legendary configured to use Proton, but I think the result is exactly the same, as the game didn't launch either.

Note that I have all of those games installed on a ntfs drive, and I've already followed this guide. Installing the games on another drive is not an option, as i need to access those games on Linux and Windows.

I've ensured both python 2.7 and python 3 are installed.

I've edited my fstab as required here.

I've ensured my graphical drivers are correctly installed.

I've ensured the vulkan packages are installed.

I've moved the Proton files from the ntfs drive to my ext4 home partition.

My specs

GTA V log

RE 7 log

Dark Souls Remastered log

GTA SA log

Watch Dogs 2 log

Doom 2016

04/01/2021 11:25:50 CEST

Proton doesn't launch any games on Fedora 33

When I try to launch any Proton game on my system nothing happens, Steam marks the game as running for some seconds, but then stops and gives me the option to run it again.

I've tried launching seven different games (GTA V, Resident Evil 7, Dark Souls Remastered, GTA SA, Watch Dogs 2, Doom 2016, GTA IV), but the result is always the same, except on some cases, such as launching GTA V or GTA IV, which gives me another error (Unable to launch game, please verify game data).

I also tried launching Red Dead Redemption 2 (Owned on Epic) via legendary configured to use Proton, but I think the result is exactly the same, as the game didn't launch either.

Note that I have all of those games installed on a ntfs drive, and I've already followed this guide. Installing the games on another drive is not an option, as i need to access those games on Linux and Windows.

I've ensured both python 2.7 and python 3 are installed.

I've edited my fstab as required here.

I've ensured my graphical drivers are correctly installed.

I've ensured the vulkan packages are installed.

I've moved the Proton files from the ntfs drive to my ext4 home partition.

My specs

GTA V log

RE 7 log

Dark Souls Remastered log

GTA SA log

Watch Dogs 2 log

Doom 2016

04/01/2021 11:23:25 CEST

Wizard101 on GNU/Linux without dxvk?
  • Host: 4243CJ2 ThinkPad T520
  • OS: Artix Linux x86_64
  • Kernel: 5.11.10-artix1-1
  • Window Manager: dwm
  • CPU: Intel i5-2520M (4) @ 3.200GHz
  • GPU: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family
  • Wine version: 6.5-2

Since my iGPU(sandy bridge) doesn't support Vulkan I've tried installing every d3dx9 dll and then some to try and get Wizard101 running but alas to no avail.

I manage to run the installer and then login, the gamedata begins downloading but then I get this error message(the first 2 lines are repeated a lot of times):

01c8:err:ntdll:RtlLeaveCriticalSection section 058C503C is not acquired
01c8:err:ntdll:RtlLeaveCriticalSection section 03AC481C is not acquired
01c8:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_SetBlanket 7BB62DB8, 001B5168, 10, 0, (null), 3, 3, 00000000, 0x00000800
01c8:fixme:wbemprox:client_security_Release 7BB62DB8
X Error of failed request:  GLXBadFBConfig
  Major opcode of failed request:  152 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  0 ()
  Serial number of failed request:  277
  Current serial number in output stream:  277
00fc:fixme:iphlpapi:CancelIPChangeNotify (overlapped 0x3c85e88): stub
00fc:fixme:ntdll:EtwUnregisterTraceGuids deadbeef: stub
00f4:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (000000000022FD60 0000000000000000): stub

Does anyone know how to fix this or at least has anyone heard of wizard101 being run without dxvk?

04/01/2021 10:50:09 CEST

Penguin gang
URL: /r/bindingofisaac/comments/mhr1rk/repentance_works_on_linux_through_proton_o/
04/01/2021 10:46:22 CEST

Some Steam games crash on launch

Hello, I'm trying to play some Steam games on my Manjaro Linux, but some games just crash when I try to launch them. Plague Inc Evolved runs just fine, but for example Geometry Dash doesn't launch at all. The only terminal output I see is this: Running Steam on manjarolinux 21.0 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Pins up-to-date! Steam client's requirements are satisfied WARNING: Using default/fallback debugger launch /home/epiclemon/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam

I've tried to update my Nvidia drivers and rebooting, but that doesn't seem to work. Disabling the Steam Overlay doesn't do anything, and changing the Proton version doesn't do anything either.

04/01/2021 10:39:41 CEST

Play With You Wine
URL: https://www.winegame.com/
04/01/2021 08:13:07 CEST

Godot has been renamed to Godette Engine
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/godot-has-been-renamed-godette-engine
04/01/2021 07:25:12 CEST

GTAV - Alone in Public Session

Hi guys,

Here just need to know if someone had the same error since the last update.

I can't be able to enter a lobby with other players in Linux. I can do any online mission but when I invite nobody enter in my heists. People invite me, but it's impossible to enter a new lobby after accept in my phone.

Checked my firewall rules and my router config, reinstalled the game, tryed R* Launcher, Steam and Epic, just Steam can be able to play 2 days after the problem returns.


04/01/2021 06:35:58 CEST

Is it dangerous torrenting games and software on linux?

I have been torrenting from only reputable sources however I am interested if there are any bad actors in the torrenting/cracked community on such groups as 1337x that spread linux malware in software. Is that anything to worry about? Is just downloading from reputable repackers and crackers safe?

04/01/2021 05:02:55 CEST

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5

is there anything i need to do to play kingdom hearts 1.5 + 2.5?

04/01/2021 03:33:25 CEST

NewCity, our natively Linux-developed city builder is now available DRM-free. Will have parity with the Steam EA version!
URL: https://lonepinegames.itch.io/new-city
04/01/2021 01:36:40 CEST

Arch or other over manjaro

Ive tried Pop os and it was okay. I was not in love with it. Ive been using manjaro for a little bit and it works pretty well. I enjoy tinkering and making things work.

Would it be worth taking the plunge on arch or another distribution. I dont mind reinstalling everything I still have windows in case things go south but I want to eventually fully integrate.

Would you have any recommendations. I am on a 5800x and 3080?

04/01/2021 00:58:06 CEST

Steam is just blank?

Recently my Steam just went blank , for no apparent reason.

I already tried clearing the browser cahche and disabling hardware acceleration.


Is there a way to fix this?

04/01/2021 00:53:05 CEST

GNU+Linux gamers, I need your help!

So i got a couple of friends that want to play some online multiplayer games with me, the problem is, they're all using Windows..

I need your help with finding some good online multiplayer games that work on Windows and GNU+Linux.

They're your typical Windows user, so you can forget about indie platformer/sidescroller/2D/2.5D games and anything older with outdated graphics.

They want "graphics", they want it to look nice and to play nice.

As for the genre, nearly everything.. FPS, RPG/MMORPG, RTS/Grand strategy, hack & slash diablo-like games and racing games.

Please HELP ME. >.<

04/01/2021 00:23:03 CEST

Performance used to be better... - don't know what's changed

Below is a screenshot from GW2, showing the DXVK debug overlay. The wine version is 6.4. DXVK version given in screenshot.

The GPU usage seems to typically be at around 25% and the FPS floats around a playable, but not particularly great 35 fps.

The worst is the constant and severe dips in performance, evidenced by the large red part of the trace given in the debug HUD. This doesn't seem to be a GPU bottleneck, though. In fact, the GPU usage falls to single-digits when these lag-spikes are happening.

I remember being able to play this game no problems around a year ago... any ideas what the issue could be?

Other specs:
- CPU: i5-6500


04/01/2021 00:04:15 CEST

NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 and Image Sharpening

Do they work in Linux?

I'm on Pop!_OS but I don't appear to have any access to the traditional Nvidia Control Panel like I do on my Windows partition.

03/31/2021 23:41:12 CEST

Running Kingdom Hearts 3

With the release of Kingdom Hearts on PC, I wanted to try it out and since I mainly run Linux, I was curious to see if it would run on it. I got it running with lutris up until the title screen and then it does nothing with a black screen.

Has anyone got it running just fine or will I just need to run it through Windows for now?

03/31/2021 23:32:03 CEST

Where is gta san andreas save files located in steam for linux?

I know in windows it's in my documents but I searched all the disk, can't find the save files...

03/31/2021 22:54:40 CEST

Having trouble with display for Sims 4.


03/31/2021 22:46:47 CEST

Dead by Daylight on kvm?

Does Dead by Daylight run on a KVM with GPU passthrough?

03/31/2021 22:38:20 CEST

Legend of Keepers from Goblinz Studio to release on April 29
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/legend-of-keepers-from-goblinz-studio-to-release-on-april-29
03/31/2021 22:07:10 CEST

Linux, Steam, PoE, Vulkan, GDM/GNOME

Posted in fedora, but I think it's bit more linux_gaming specific.

I'm testing this on Fedora 33, and Debian Bullseye. Both using Proton GE 6.1, Vulkan shaders, and the 460.67 NVidia drivers.

I have an Asus laptop with Intel/NVidia GTX 1050 using 460.67 drivers that blacklists nouveau. Verified that the driver also disabled Wayland, and that my sessions are all running Xorg.

I boot the laptop and let GDM (or LightDM) load, login either a GNOME or XFCE4 session. When I open Steam and Launch Path of Exile, I get at most 20 FPS using Vulkan. If I switch to DX11 I get 60 FPS but the stuttering makes it unplayable.

If I ctl+alt+f2 to the console and "sudo systemctl stop gdm.service" then manually run from tty "startxfce4" I can launch Steam, Path of Exile and I get 60+ FPS using Vulkan. DX11 gets 60 FPS but stutters so much it's unplayable.

If I ctl+alt+f2 to the console, "sudo systemctl stop gdm.service" and manually start gnome "starx" then launch steam, Path of Exile, I get 20FPS. DX11 gets 60 FPS but is unplayable due to stuttering.

I've run this test on Fedora 33 and Debian Bullseye with the exact same results. However, when I run this test on CentOS Stream I consistently get 60FPS under all conditions GNOME/Xfce4 (wayland disabled of course).

Another game I fire up occasionally is Warframe. With that game under steam with similar setups I consistently get 60FPS. Smooth as butter in GDM/GNOME/XFCE with Fedora, Debian, and CentOS Stream.

Any ideas what could be so different from using GDM vs launching from tty, or b/w GNOME and XFCE4?

03/31/2021 22:05:41 CEST

Enable G-Sync via command line


Apologies if this is the wrong subreddit, but the question is mostly related around gaming.

Is there a way to enable/disable G-Sync via command line (as in using nvidia-smi)?


03/31/2021 21:39:10 CEST

AYA Neo - Linux Gaming - Ubuntu And Steam Proton Running On A PC Gaming Handheld
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piqdgXunyXA&feature=youtu.be
03/31/2021 21:29:29 CEST

Would be SSD caching worth it?

Hello there, my fellow Linux gamers. I'm in need for your all knowing wisdom.

I have 3 hard drives in my machine:

  • 500Gb SSD on NVME
  • 2Tb HDD @5400rpm 128mb cache on SATA 0 port
  • 2Tb HDD @5400rpm 128mb cache on SATA 1 port

My machine is made for gaming. Mostly console style. If you want to look at it, just browse my profile and there are a couple photos of it.

Currently I put my system and my games in the SSD inside the default Steam library folder. Then with the other two drives I've mounted them under /opt/steam-library/mass_library/ for storing games I don't play that often or don't need that much I/O speed.

I looked and googled around about storage tiering and caching and RAID and lvm capabilities and such and made me wonder if I can combine these three disks into a one and only massive SSD cached storage. Would it be worth it? I would manage it to just mount my home directory and the system mounted on an ad-hoc SSD partition. A layout like this one:

  • 500Mb on SSD for /boot partition
  • 30Gb on SSD for / partition
  • Optionally a swap partition
  • Optionally a fast storage partition of about 100Gb mounted under /opt/fast_storage partition.
  • The rest of the SSD for read/write caching
  • RAID 0 of the two HDD drives for fast and massive storage where I can mount /home

That way I see the advantage that all my most used data would be accessible and written fast by the SSD cache (with writeback for fastest writes) and I would manage only one steam library without thinking what games I would play next month or so and my machine will work for me in that intelligence. The disadvantage I see is the lvm (did I mentioned I would be using it) configuration involved, relatively risk of data loss (it's a console-like pc, there is no sensible data here) and the slight penalty on SSD speed.

So, should I do it?

03/31/2021 21:15:51 CEST

Adventure Mode releases for Amnesia: Rebirth with a big discount
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/adventure-mode-releases-for-amnesia-rebirth/
03/31/2021 20:40:56 CEST

El Presidente himself adds a new housing and autosaves with multiplayer to Tropico 6 with Update (v.13) 'Esparcidor de Estircol'
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/492720/view/3021326929180834211
03/31/2021 20:22:41 CEST

Growing size data when exiting Black Mesa from Lutris?

Hi, I want to tell you something very odd that happens every time I play Black Mesa Definitive Edition from Lutris (native version) and then I exit normally (as usual):

When I stop playing and I close the game, I noted that something uses 2 GB of data at exit. I have used 25 GB from my root partition, but when I exit, the usage grows to 27 GB and after a while, it gets back to 25 GB.

I'm using Manjaro and tried to check if it's a systemd issue, but coredump is disabled, so no data to write from it. I play Black Mesa with maximum settings as possible (Nvidia GTX 1650).

I don't know if it's a Lutris issue, system or the game itself. Also, it only happens with that game specifically, I tried with other games (such as Half Life) and doesn't happen.

How can I find what files are created? lsof didn't help me, not even Google.

Thanks in advance.

03/31/2021 20:18:16 CEST

How to use a different "username" in wine to Mint install username?

Hi, I've built a new PC, and trying to move the Wine install/game installed under wine from the previous PC.

Slight problem I've noticed, is that the old PC had the Linux username [Ben] as the username, the new one is [Techy_Ben] (as an example). It seems Wine creates the new Windows installs with the Windows username matching the Linux Username. I cannot find anywhere to change the *Windows* username. How would I do this? Or is my only option making a temp Linux user?

Many thanks if any help can be offered.

03/31/2021 20:15:08 CEST

Wow Classic

Looking to move away from windows but play wow classic quite a bit. I was looking at some of the videos of retail running in lutris with dxvk and the performance was better than under windows.

Are there any current issues?

I do have multiple accounts and a summoning team. Are you able to launch multiple instances at the same time so these continue to work?

Anyone in the TBC beta doing this? Any new issues?

03/31/2021 19:06:58 CEST

Dark Nights with Poe and Munro FMV Linux port released today

Hi all, its Tim here from DAvekki Studios - I just wanted to get the word out weve just ported our 3rd videogame Dark Nights with Poe and Munro to Linux. Its made it out before the console releases which are due in the next month or two.

Steam Store Link

Our first game was ported to Linux too, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, but we really struggled to do that. Our latest game was developed in Unity so was easier to target.

We tested on Ubuntu 18.04 exclusively and thats what we recommend, but in our Steam forums success has been reported with other distros like Mint.

Any questions feel free to ask - the main reason we resisted a Linux build for initial release is that we dont feel familiar enough with all the flavours to offer the customer support wed like. Our second game was mostly developed by the Publisher, and they decided not to release on Linux at all, but now were self publishing again weve been able to :)

Anyway if you do pick it up, I hope you enjoy the game!

03/31/2021 18:41:27 CEST

Coming soon! Beyond All Reason Alpha Championship Cup#1 (Free open-source RTS inspired by Total Annihilation, SupCom), join the tourney or tune in to watch the live commentary of the high skill games!
URL: https://www.beyondallreason.info/
03/31/2021 17:29:47 CEST

(origin) The sims 3 launcher crashing when opened

Im trying to open the sims 3 installed through origin, then again installed through lutris. Each time i click on play for ts3 the launcher opens up and crashes after approx 2 seconds. No error message no nothing.

things ive tried:

Updating origin from this tutorial: " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UnoLUK3PAM&t=77s " (successful)

Creating wine prefix 32 (i believe that was successful)

Repaired ts3 in origin (no errors found)

03/31/2021 16:55:49 CEST

GTAV not working on linux

Tried with both steam and epic, none work. With normal proton I get an error to check the file integrity which is fine btw and on proton GE the rsgl loads forever

03/31/2021 16:28:39 CEST

Quake II RTX patched to expand the Vulkan Ray Tracing support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/quake-ii-rtx-patched-to-expand-the-vulkan-ray-tracing-support
03/31/2021 16:27:32 CEST

Porting native UE4 games on Linux with linux specific features (gamemode mangohud vkbasalt etc.) Plugin need Help !

I am currently studying game development (formal education) however I have a good experience with creating UE4 games on Linux and have also contributed to VS Code Unreal Engine intellisense on Linux and on Unreal Engine source code as well due to both software being open source and other software as well github.com/jatin-cbs . However deployment and development are 2 very different things to look at. There is a reason why companies like Feral Interactive exist only for publishing and deploying games on Linux and Mac OS.

As for a indie developer it maybe as easy as clicking the package button in the UE4 for Linux and get it up and running. But its also about polish and exclusive features for indies and big studios alike. I have looked at native ports of Dota 2 (Source 2), Payday 2 (diesel engine), Valheim (Unity engine), and ports by Feral Interactive for Games like the tomb raider series and Life is Strange (Unreal Engine) and many others.

Unreal Engine dropped OpenGL from their latest UE4 versions and only supporting Vulkan as the only option for either developing on Linux or deploying on it. And we all are aware that Vulkan is the best API period. However we want to bring Vulkan specific addons right inside the game settings and give a better native experience. We have seen Feral including gamemode support built in to their Games. I have 2 different approaches to tackle this.

  1. Supporting official repository packages, and if they are installed on the system and game detects it the setting will not be greyed out and people can toggle things like vkbasalt, gamemode, mangohud from in game settings rather than launch options. (even resolutions can be set using launch options but settings built into the Games is always preferred way of deploying). Positives - Official repository packages are easier to install and handle and many distros like Fedora automatically install gamemode when installing Steam. and installs vkbasalt and mangohud with softwares like goverlay package, this will make easier for the person deploying the game as he has to only worry about the game and components will be managed by distro maintainers and upstream developers with a little communication from a developer like myself. Negatives - This can lead to distro specific bugs which are harder to tackle and every distro have different versions compiled of these components and also people may have to install these components separately depending on their distro.
  2. Bundling these features into the game client itself or the config files of the game client - we can bundle things like vkbasalt gamemode mangohud etc. right into the game client which will ensure a better stable compatibility, won't rely on Steam in case of a Steam bug it will be no problem for the game client itself, will make it easier for the developer to tackle bugs, solve it with the upstream and rebundle it with their games for latest fixes and there will be no distro specific issues anymore. Negatives - some distros which install these components already or install them along with Steam will have the same component twice. If someone uses launch options, the bundled components can conflict with the components installed by distro package manager (most probably in root) and Games will have to deal with prioritization which raiser many problems.

I am creating a Unreal Engine 4 plugin (will also update it to UE 5 once it launches) to deal with all of this inside the in game settings, which approach do you guys like ? Or if you have other solutions please suggest as I would definitely consider it. None of the above 2 approaches can be labeled as "bad" but they have their own negatives and positives. I am doing this extension in my free time and will open source it soon once its in a bit more "Ready State".

03/31/2021 16:16:26 CEST

Top Nations by Wine Consumption per Person - 1961/2018
URL: https://statisticsanddata.org/data/top-nations-by-wine-consumption-per-person-1961-2018/
03/31/2021 15:23:30 CEST

How to uninstall wine-tkg?

I have installed wine-tkg as explained here and it now shows in the configurations of Lutris under "Wine version": System (6.4.r0.g7ec998e1 (TkG Staging Esync Fsync)).

But how do I uninstall it? I'm using Arch Linux and since I haven't installed it through pacman I also can't uninstall it using pacman.

03/31/2021 14:41:51 CEST

Help with GTA 4 (Steam)

Hi all! I buy Gta 4 in steam but a rock star games launcher no installing please help Mac OS 10.15.7

03/31/2021 14:24:01 CEST

Piper not showing the Profiles button.

I downloaded Piper to create different profiles with my logitech g403 mouse, but there's no profiles button on mine. Was it removed recently or do I need anything extra?

Tried both flatpak (ver 0.5.1) and Ubuntu repository version (ver 0.4). Ubuntu Mate 20.04

03/31/2021 14:01:50 CEST

Testers wanted: GPU hotplugging on Wayland
URL: /r/VFIO/comments/mh2ymf/testers_wanted_gpu_hotplugging_on_wayland/
03/31/2021 12:13:43 CEST

Can wine applications make changes outside of the c: folder?
03/31/2021 12:01:43 CEST

OBS Studio on Wayland
URL: https://feaneron.com/2021/03/30/obs-studio-on-wayland/
03/31/2021 11:54:27 CEST

Release candidate: Godot 3.3 RC 7
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/release-candidate-godot-3-3-rc-7
03/31/2021 11:03:08 CEST

How do we support game developer studios with late Linux-native releases?

Lets just for an example take the metro 2033. I bought to play through proton half year ago. Probably, this has been accounted as a windows purchase. Now they are going to release a native Linux version to which I would like to switch right after, but I wont need to buy it - it will be available for free for the ones who had already bought the windows version. The question is, - how do they actually know the numbers of Linux players who was really interested in a native version rather than playing it through wine or even just windows? See, they might see the numbers arent high and it isnt worth doing native releases, just as major other companies say/do. I cant see a way for them to really know who is playing from Linux and how much of their income the Linux players really make.

03/31/2021 10:46:40 CEST

Minecraft with shaders has higher FPS on Windows compared to Linux. What can I do about this?

Im running identical installations. On my Windows install I get around 45 fps, while on Linux Im only getting around 17. bPyTOP doesnt show unexpected CPU or memory usage.

03/31/2021 10:28:58 CEST

Free Heroes of Might and Magic 2 (HOMM2) is available and kicking with a new release 0.9.1
URL: https://github.com/ihhub/fheroes2/releases/tag/0.9.1
03/31/2021 08:35:31 CEST

Application says I need .NET 4 Framework but when I run the installer it says it already has been installed and I do not know how to uninstall it.

How can I uninstall .NET 4 Framework so I can actually reinstall it so I can run the application I need to. I try making a new prefx but it didn't really do anything probably because I screwed it up. How can I uninstall it or fix the installation?

03/31/2021 08:34:40 CEST

Native Farming Simulator Cattle and Crops boosts performance with new update 1.3.5
URL: https://www.cattleandcrops.com/en/news/12780
03/31/2021 07:40:59 CEST

The MAME Project releases its multi-purpose emulation framework 0.230 with big changes to Apple support
URL: https://www.mamedev.org/?p=497
03/31/2021 07:22:08 CEST

XIII Classic (2003) Currently free on GOG (till 1st April 3pm). Runs very well with Wine on Linux - powered by openSUSE Tumbleweed
URL: https://youtu.be/uipfmsy9ZZw
03/31/2021 07:07:54 CEST

What's your best setup for gaming on Linux? Trying to switch from Windows

Games want to play the most:

Cyberpunk 2077

The Witcher 3



Edit: for styling

Edit 2: Alienware 15 R2 with Nvidia Graphic Card 970m

03/31/2021 06:52:34 CEST

Should Wine be heating up my MBP this much...?

Hello all.

New to Macs. Got a 2015 15'' MBP 16gb i7 with a dedicated 2gb GPU. I've got Wineskin running "Noita" and I start to heat up reeeaaaal bad. Hits 100'C real quick...

Recommended specs for this games are WAAAAAY below what this mac can do...

What gives? Any advice? Thank you.

03/31/2021 05:51:40 CEST

Soldier of Fortune (GOG) Patch + Linux?

Hello Linux Gaming. I am trying to figure out the best way to run Soldier of Fortune (GOG version) on my Xubuntu machine. I have already installed it using Play On Linux (32-bit, no desktop emulation) and it runs alright, but I am trying to fix some things.

I can't run it at the highest resolution the game support, 1600 x 1200. But I think that's because my monitor literally does not support that resolution... Not sure. Anyways, I was trying to install this patch but I'm not sure if it's possible to do so within Linux using wine:


When I double-click on the *.cmd file, nothing happens (understandably, because this is a powershell command not a Linux terminal command). I tried just double-clicking on the *.exe patcher directly but nothing happens- it looks like, looking at the cmd, two arguments need to be passed into the .exe at some point. I'm really not sure.

If anyone has any tips on how to either patch the GOG windows version, or tweak it for better performance, I would appreciate it.

I also tried patching it in my Windows 10 installation, but it results in an "Access Denied" error. If I run as Administrator it returns another error (which I forgot) and does not produce the .zip file.

I have made sure the patching files are within the correct folder at the time of patching.

If anyone has any advice, please let me know. Thank you.

03/31/2021 02:59:28 CEST

Orbital #5: Heartbeat (PS4 emulator)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxkMpGWeSaQ
03/31/2021 01:45:16 CEST

Corectrl Profiles?

I have read the wiki of corectrl (https://gitlab.com/corectrl/corectrl/-/wikis/home), but I dont fully understand how profiles work. I think they are supposed to be app-specific profiles, but there is an
" executable name" field , but what does it do?


03/31/2021 01:17:56 CEST

Issues with dual boot on Acer laptop

I have tried dual boot many times on my laptop because I can't leave the adobe suite and a few games like R6 behind. I can't seem to access my bios after installation and after reading about it online my laptops bios does not like grub. When I F12 into Linux, it works fine and I update my drivers and software but after I use windows for a bit and go back into Linux it says grub will attempt to be recovered and I don't understand. Any help appreciated

03/30/2021 23:04:52 CEST

How can I move my .minecraft folder to my second drive?

I want to move my .minecraft folder to my second drive but im sure the launcher itself is in there? or is there a way I can install the application to a certain folder, I use arch with yay to install minecraft.

03/30/2021 22:06:39 CEST

Open-world single-player 2D space game Starsector has a big story expansion
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/open-world-single-player-2d-space-game-starsector-has-a-big-story-expansion
03/30/2021 21:27:22 CEST

Recommend me low-spec games please

I'm on a i5-8500 with 8GB of RAM (no dual channel). Please recommend me games that are available freely or paid and that run natively or run really well with a compatibility layer.

I like dark stuff, gore and retro fps games (dunno if I can run any) but am open towards anything worth trying out. Just recommend me games you enjoyed :)

Stuff I'll try:

OpenRA, Diablo 1 + Expansion with DevilutionX

03/30/2021 20:53:22 CEST

Jazz-punk adventure Don't Forget Me releases on April 20
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/jazz-punk-adventure-dont-forget-me-releases-on-april-20
03/30/2021 19:13:54 CEST

A Penguin Driving a Kart is Amazing, but, What About Driving a Racecar, Balancing an Easter Egg and all this running on Linux?
URL: https://youtu.be/iQRzaWqbjEc
03/30/2021 19:10:49 CEST

Proton problems - games won't launch


I have a little problem when using Proton and trying to launch games. Whenever I try to launch games, the window with 'Preparing to launch...' appears, then disappears. The game appears to be running according to Steam but there isn't the usual opening of a game. Then, the Stop button changes back to the Play button to launch the game. I have tried to run Steam from terminal but it will just open steam and close the terminal itself.

Technical details:

Computer: Asus Chromebook C423NA

OS: Chrome OS + Linux Termina

Processor: Intel Celeron N3350 @ 1.10GHz


Storage: 32GB (10 of which is used by system, 22GB available)

Proton version: 5.0 and 5.13 (I have tried both)

Steam version: latest

Games I tried to run: EVE Online, Star Trek Online

03/30/2021 19:04:32 CEST

Can someone help me install Civilization 4 using Lutris? Getting a NoneType error

So I'm trying to install this game via Lutris for the first time on KDE Neon. I've always used Lutris's install script just fine in Manjaro and it works flawlessly.

I started off with installing wine stable using the instructions from here.

Then I installed Lutris using these instructions here.

Then I proceeded with the install script for Lutris and crossed all my fingers.

However if I try to hit play and run the game, I get a pop-up saying:

'NoneType' object has no attribute 'lower'

and then another one saying

An error prevented the game from runnign

Does anyone know what's going on

03/30/2021 17:46:43 CEST

NVIDIA now officially supporting GPU passthrough for Linux VFIO users, no more error 43!
URL: https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5173
03/30/2021 16:24:40 CEST

Save 50% on Knights and Merchants - Digital Deluxe Content on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/986240/Knights_and_Merchants__Digital_Deluxe_Content/
03/30/2021 16:10:19 CEST

FSFE says this about Stallmans rejoining the FSF: "We believe this step and how it was communicated harms the future of the Free Software movement."
URL: https://fsfe.org/news/2021/news-20210324-01.en.html
03/30/2021 16:02:49 CEST

Intel Core i5 11600K + Core i9 11900K Linux Performance Across ~400 Benchmarks
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel-rkl-linux&num=1
03/30/2021 15:29:16 CEST

NVIDIA releases the 465.19.01 Beta driver for Linux, looks like more Wayland work coming
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/nvidia-releases-the-4651901-beta-driver-for-linux-looks-like-more-wayland-work-coming
03/30/2021 15:22:06 CEST

How to get your joycons to Work as a Mouse on Ubuntu 3.2.0 for Nintendo Switch
URL: https://youtu.be/nhN4vtMYqzA
03/30/2021 15:11:41 CEST

Proton and SWTOR

Hi all,

I'm trying to make swtor work with proton via Steam.

I have copied the game onto an ext4 filesystem (I found online that it will not work from NTFS partition ?)

I have selected Proton 5.13-6 for that game, however when I launch it, it says 'Running' in steam for a few seconds and then stops.

Any ideas where I went wrong ?

Please also note that I am not super proficient with Linux yet.

I am using the latest release of Manjaro.

Thanks !

03/30/2021 14:36:56 CEST

Gaming on a windows vm

Hi, so im pretty new to linux, and i would like to make a windows vm for gaming. Is it possible with one gpu? If it is not, then can i just buy a really cheap and crappy gpu to use my main gpu on the vm?

03/30/2021 12:45:05 CEST

How do I download mods for Sims 4 on Manjaro KDE?

Hello, just recently switched over to Manjaro and I don't really play all that many games, however I do enjoy the sims and I wanted to know if anyone knows how to download some mods for the game on Manjaro. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

03/30/2021 12:31:50 CEST

Do you think Godot engine will helps developers make even better and more Linux games?

Do you think Godot engine will helps developers make even better and more Linux games?

03/30/2021 11:28:12 CEST

Terraria makes modding even easier with Steam Workshop support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/terraria-makes-modding-even-easier-with-steam-workshop-support
03/30/2021 11:27:00 CEST

Proton-6.5-GE-1 Released
URL: https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom/releases/tag/6.5-GE-1
03/30/2021 10:52:45 CEST

Does anyone if it works (preferably on arch)? I gave up the search because both company and game names are too generic for me to find anything
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1393570/Outside_In_The_Ultimate_Friendship_Test/
03/30/2021 09:29:49 CEST

NVIDIA Proposes Mesa Patches To Support Alternative GBM Back-Ends. Does that mean Wayland could be ready within 2 to 3 years?
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-GBM-Mesa-Backend-Alt
03/30/2021 07:32:47 CEST

Editor improvements for Godot 4.0
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/editor-improvements-godot-40
03/30/2021 07:09:19 CEST

Red Hat withdraws from the Free Software Foundation after Stallmans return (and for good reason)
URL: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/red-hat-withdraws-from-the-stallman-led-free-software-foundation
03/30/2021 07:04:50 CEST

Can someone explain to me the relationship between OpenGL/Vulkan applications and how adaptive sync gets applied?

TLDR: GL Flipping appears to be tied to gamma values on certain applications. How come?

Hardware: Nvidia 2080 Super, HP Omen 27i "Gsync Enabled" displays.

Not sure where to ask this, figured I'd start here.

I've been toying with Gsync/Adaptive Sync on my hardware recently and long story short, it works... mostly. I'm aware of the limitations regarding X and adaptive sync, but was puzzled as to why certain GL applications were not applying GL flipping while others were.

Specifically, the Linux ports of Unreal Gold and UT2004.

Both of these rely on OpenGL and libSDL for viewport management (I think). I noticed these applications would not enable GL flipping unless the brightness, gamma, and contrast were at the perfect levels. Essentially a 1:1 ratio.

Why is this? What is the relationship between GL flipping and gamma profiles? I'm confused and curious.

Additionally, despite the driver indicating freesync and flipping are both enabled, I'm not 100% sure it is actually working on these titles -- probably because they're old games using old libs.

03/30/2021 06:48:29 CEST

HELP!! - Prefix Exited With Error

I am trying to run an .exe file through wine bottler, I am running Big Sur, and I constantly get this error: Prefix Exited With Error.

Can someone please help me? I have no idea why this isnt working, im becoming frustrated!

03/30/2021 05:51:22 CEST

Missing text

I'm having a problem in an app I'm emulating with Wine where text doesn't appear in the buttons. It looks a lot similar to the old Steam bug with DirectWrite. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Wrapper version Engine: WS11WineCX64Bit19.0.1-1

03/30/2021 04:37:45 CEST

Having problems with proton, maybe I didn't install it?

Ubuntu distro, I don't think hardware is too important but I have decent stuff, not top notch but not potato. I did the steam compatibility thing in settings but somebody did mention installing it. Can someone help?

03/30/2021 02:31:43 CEST

Running games with DirectX on Proton

So I installed Euro Truck Simulator 2 on my PopOs machine, it runs awful, it runs better on Windows for sure. Now I installed wine and switched the game to latest Proton and now when I try to play it with DirectX the game just says Running in steam library and then closes itself. Game work on OpenGL tho, but I want it to run on Direct X. I know ETS2 can run native, but I heard that performance is better on the Proton.

03/30/2021 01:21:05 CEST

system shock mouse problem?

kernel 5.9.16-1
manjaro 21 xfce
the three latest proton releases and wine 6

Problem -
the game runs perfectly fine with a fresh install straight out of steam, with the exception of it freezing entirely when the mouse is moving and unfreezes when the mouse is either still or moving incredibly slow

What I have tried -
setting the polling rate as low as 125 with no success
looking in compatdata, userdata, and the local files for any form of config and all i found was a file for key bindings within the proton folder that is located in compatdata
disabling mouse acceleration via terminal as well because it was an issue with other games prior

03/30/2021 00:49:26 CEST

ETA for Lutris' Wine 6.4+?

Sorry but Lutris is blocked here at work. Is there an ETA for the Wine 6.4 or newer Lutris runner?

It's because I need a couple of bugfixes that landed in that version.

03/30/2021 00:11:12 CEST

Linux Steering Wheel Manager Oversteer v0.6.0 Brings support For 6 Additional Wheels
URL: https://linuxreviews.org/Linux_Steering_Wheel_Manager_Oversteer_v0.6.0_Brings_support_For_6_Additional_Wheels
03/29/2021 23:51:44 CEST

Grandchase History

Someone could play grandchase history in wine?

03/29/2021 22:56:32 CEST

Save cannot be loaded The Witcher 3 via Lutris GOG (help)

I deleted my Windows partition making sure to grab the Games save folder. Now that I went full Linux fanboy and tried to play my favorite game I received the error message "Save cannot be loaded because it was made using a newer version of the game". I installed it using Lutris and following the GOG source and steps that Lutris offered. Is it possible to change it to the version that is compatible with my saved game? I don't really want to go back to Windows and I was about to complete the game.

03/29/2021 22:33:34 CEST

NVIDIA Proposes Mesa Patches To Support Alternative GBM Back-Ends
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-GBM-Mesa-Backend-Alt
03/29/2021 21:52:31 CEST

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Linux gameplay
URL: https://youtube.com/watch?v=DWgqOeAWSVY&feature=share
03/29/2021 20:44:16 CEST

X Error of failed request: GLXBadFBConfig after ubuntu update

So my games were working completely before an ubuntu update, when i restarted the computer and tried launching any game through terminal or PlayOnLinux it would give me back this:

X Error of failed request: GLXBadFBConfig

Major opcode of failed request: 152 (GLX)

Minor opcode of failed request: 0 ()

Serial number of failed request: 785

Current serial number in output stream: 785

i searched about it and it seems to be a problem with the driver or some package my hardware doesn't but i'm new to linux so i don't quite understand how to fix it.

A little hand please.

03/29/2021 20:29:46 CEST

Nvidia forgets drivers but driver manager says installed?
URL: /r/linuxmint/comments/mfu5bf/nvidia_forgets_drivers_but_driver_manager_says/
03/29/2021 19:36:48 CEST

Forgotten Fields story based puzzle game gets a release date
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/forgotten-fields-road-trip-gets-a-release-date/
03/29/2021 19:08:23 CEST

Battleye works for Arma3 Multiplayer on Linux (Proton Experimental)
03/29/2021 18:38:56 CEST

Best game server managment?

So I'm looking for the easiest way to host game servers for my friends. I've seen Pterodactyl, LinuxGSM and pufferpanel so fay but don't know which one would be the easiest to run on my own gaming machine. what would you bois recommend?

03/29/2021 18:08:46 CEST

Resident Evil Village coming to Stadia May 7, free Chromecast and controller bundle w/ purchase

Good News
Resident Evil Village coming to Stadia May 7, free Chromecast and controller bundle w/ purchase


Stadia is the only game streaming service that uses Linux on its servers! and it was the first to work on Linux by the browser! And maybe if it weren't for Stadia, no one else would work on Linux

03/29/2021 17:26:37 CEST

Any success on skse64 enabled Skyrim?

Tried to use skse64 last night, but couldn't get it to work. Before I go waste time trying to get it to work, I wanted to ask the community if they had any success or just forget about it.

03/29/2021 16:28:54 CEST

Game Works in Plasma but not Gnome???

Has anyone else run into this issue?

One of my favorite games of all time is Grim Dawn. It's a Diablo-style ARPG, for those who don't know, and it's great! It's not a native Linux game, but it's got a platinum rating on ProtonDB.

But here's the thing... I can't get it to work in Gnome. I've tried running it on every version of Proton that Steam offers. I've even installed the unofficial Glorious Eggroll version of Proton. But no dice! It only seems to work in Plasma! I was doing a little distro hopping.... like one does. I found that getting the game to run in Kubuntu was no problem. But nothing seemed to work in Pop_OS.

Now, maybe it's not the DE itself. Maybe it's some subtle difference between Pop and Kubuntu. I guess I assumed that since both distros were Ubuntu-based under the hood, you wouldn't see this kind of disparity on the same game and version of Proton via Steam. It's not like, say Arch vs Ubuntu or something like that.

Anyone ever encounter something like this before? Any tips or tricks I might try (shoot, maybe I'll just go back to Kubuntu!).


03/29/2021 15:28:33 CEST

Sorry for sucking, but i don't know how to fix my errors, not a single one

martin@martin-System-Product-Name:~/Desktop/tricky$ ./Funkin.exe

0024:err:ntoskrnl:ZwLoadDriver failed to create driver L"\\Registry\\Machine\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\wineusb": c0000142

libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found

libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

X Error of failed request: GLXBadContext

Major opcode of failed request: 151 (GLX)

Minor opcode of failed request: 6 (X_GLXIsDirect)

Serial number of failed request: 202

Current serial number in output stream: 201

martin@martin-System-Product-Name:~/Desktop/tricky$ 0020:err:rpc:I_RpcGetBuffer no binding

03/29/2021 15:18:52 CEST

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Fates Divided out now for Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/total-war-three-kingdoms-fates-divided-out-now-for-linux
03/29/2021 15:07:20 CEST

The Elder Scrolls: Arena open source reimplementation OpenTESArena 0.13 is out
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/the-elder-scrolls-arena-open-source-reimplementation-opentesarena-013-is-out
03/29/2021 15:05:34 CEST

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Fates Divided out now for Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/total-war-three-kingdoms-fates-divided-out-now-for-linux
03/29/2021 14:00:16 CEST

The Outer Worlds On Steam - With Proton / Proton-GE Stopped Working?

Hi guys, so I've historically been able to run this game using Proton.

However its being a while and now the game will not even load up.

I've removed the compact folder, used Proton-GE 5.21 - 6.1 and initially the game will load and play, cutscenes and all, but any subsequent loads of the game lead to a crash.

This is the only game that has this problem.

I've even tried using Proton Experimental, and installing the Media Foundation Wine patches with 5.13-6 but still this does not fix the problem.

Really at a loss here?

Kubuntu 20.10

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

nVidia GTX 1080 - (driver 460.67).


1 x TB SSD (formatted as Ext4).

Any ideas guys?

03/29/2021 13:30:53 CEST

Minecraft Windows vs Linux FPS

I use Ubuntu and Windows in dual boot mode and today I tried to install Minecraft from the official Mojang page on Ubuntu. And now I get even with optifine enabled just 15 FPS on Ubuntu while getting stable 60 FPS on Windows even without Optifine.

03/29/2021 11:57:57 CEST

Painkiller Hell &amp; Damnation on Linux using the Windows Version - Fedora 33 - Steam Play/Proton
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm-XNxd6Clo
03/29/2021 09:17:19 CEST

A few questions coming from a windows 10 user.

First of all, i wanna say i really hate windows 10 and im technically "forced" into using it because some games and programs i use do not work on linux, or at least as far as im aware. I was concidering moving to PoPOS since from what i see it has support for nvidia drivers, and is more friendly for newer linux users compared to the other monja thing, and it's more stable.

So basically, i have been developing on both UE4 and roblox for the past few years, but from what it looks like roblox and roblox studio does not support linux. Is there any possible way to run it? Roblox especially have been holding me back from leaving windows 10 and moving to linux, because thats where my income comes from these days. Besides that i do not really mind about other programs i was using because i found really good alternatives anyways so that does not bother me.

At last, i want to ask a few smaller questions. Which distro would you recommend me to use as a brand new user that only had experience with ubuntu? I mostly use my computer for game development and gaming, and then i use blender for 3D modelling and animating.

Can you dual boot PoPOS? If i cannot run roblox on linux i was planning on dual booting pop with windows 10, but i remember in their site's description this distro encrypts the disk's data, so i assume its not gonna work properly with win10 installed at the same ssd.

Any question answered here will be appreciated a lot. Thank you for taking your time and reading the post.

03/29/2021 09:04:13 CEST

Sea of Thieves post-Proton 5.0 fix?

So I played Sea of Thieves last summer and followed the set up from a different reddit thread for Proton 5.0 (downloaded a winhttp.dll file and used protontricks to set to Windows 7), and it worked flawlessly.

Now, however, I wanted to go back and play the game again and the same set up seemed to work at first; I logged in using Proton 5.13-6 after doing the same trick and the game seemed to open just fine, but once I tried to start a game, it gave me an error saying that it failed to start a crew session and to try again (Coarsebeard). I looked all over for the "coarsebeard" error to no avail, other than what looked like server downtime. I was wondering if there is a new fix that people have found more recently that I'm not aware of? Or is this even a Proton issue?

03/29/2021 07:06:24 CEST

Linux on gaming laptop, is it safe?

Hello, I'm getting an Acer AN515-54 laptop from my brother, I've been using linux for 5 months now (on my old ASUS A455L) and I really like it.

Acer AN515-54:
Intel Core i5-9300H 2.40 GHz Quad-core (4 Core)
GeForce GTX 1650

I installed linux on this Acer laptop and try to play some games (with nbfc installed and I'm using Acer Predator G3-572 config since I can't find the config for my laptop model by following this guy here).

When the temp get high, my laptop fan become really loud like a jet engine. So I tried to disable nbfc.service in systemd and try to play the game again. The fan doesn't get really loud but the temp get slighty higher like 0-10 higher. After that I tried to install windows 10 and make the temp reach 80, and I notice that the fan doesn't get really loud unless I set it to max mode with Nitro Sense.

I really don't want to get back using windows.

So my questions are:

  1. Do I need to install nbfc?
  2. If I don't install nbfc would the laptop fans run automatically according to temperature?
  3. Is it safe to use nbfc with another laptop model config?
  4. Is it bad for my laptop if the fans always running almost on maximum performance when I'm playing games?
  5. Anyone have an nbfc config for my laptop model?
03/29/2021 06:54:35 CEST

Libre Mines 1.4.0 released. This is a free/libre and open source software Qt based minesweeper clone. It is currently available for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD.
URL: https://github.com/Bollos00/LibreMines
03/29/2021 02:48:49 CEST

Can't install MTGA via Lutris

Can't install MTGA via Lutris, but I've been able to play it until about two weeks ago.

When I click install, even if i use the "Change me" mirror, it says
"Failed to retreieve wine (lutris-mtga-5.5-2-x86_64) information"

Does anyone have an idea how to get arounds this?

03/29/2021 02:09:53 CEST

Spacebase Startopia is good, but...

The game itself is good and with a bit optimising and a few new features there is potential for a very good game.

but it has many linux specific bugs. missing videos, missing achivemnts, bugs in controls and a few other little things. with proton all these bugs are gone and the performance is nearly the same. it is sad that I have to play with proton if I want play the game with not so many bugs.

03/29/2021 01:24:18 CEST

Anti-Cheat Lmao

Do you guys think that EAC games or games like Destiny 2 or Roblox will work on Linux in the future without having to use QEMU/KVM virtual machines. Would like to hear your guys opinions

03/29/2021 00:53:08 CEST

[help] Paradise Lost - No Videos

With the game Paradise Lost https://store.steampowered.com/app/982720/Paradise_Lost/ The intro video doesn't work. I installed mfplat and now I hear audio but no video. I set my cpu cores with taskset -c 0-15 but still no video only sound.

I never have problems with MF. I can't get my head around it.

Has anyone got this game running normally?

03/29/2021 00:15:10 CEST

Would you say the future for linux gaming is bright ?

I am curious, what could hinder it and cause huge draw to its progress ? I am super enthusiastic, I just finished to set up everything and it works awesome ! Is it something that's going to last ?

03/28/2021 23:23:08 CEST

Does MangoHud add latency?

Does MangoHud add latency?

Btw: Try it! It's awesome!

03/28/2021 22:54:11 CEST

Is GTA5 working for anyone?

This is my problem:


i have tried deleting the epic game launcher, lutris, and wine stuff from my user account and re downloading the game in heroic game launcher, tried launcher with wine, proton 4.2, and proton 5.

this is the farthest i have been able to get both before and after

03/28/2021 22:52:20 CEST

Steam stopped working after ubuntu upgrade

Today I upgraded my ubuntu install from 18.04 to 20.04. This went relatively smoothly however, after the upgrade, whenever I try to open steam it just doesn't open. Even after I purge uninstall it and steam-installer and try to reinstall it, it doesn't work. I'm not sure what went wrong and don't get an error message after running it with: StEAM_RUNTIME=0 steam

Is anyone familiar with this problem and could help me?

The output after trying to run steam: https://imgur.com/a/hHv4EqJ

03/28/2021 22:33:30 CEST

Civ 6 on Ubuntu 20.04, Game mostly works, except for one thing.

Good afternoon,

I recently did a new install of the steam edition of civ 6 against my Linux laptop (Ubuntu 20.04/GTX 1050). The game starts without issue and I can even select from the civic/technology trees without issue, unfortunately I can't bring up the production dialog, so after I settle my first city, whether I click on the big gear in the lower right corner, or the gear on the city name, nothing happens. The game doesn't get far enough along for me to find a city-state to try to interact with it.

Additionally when I look at the graphics option for the game the GPU Selection dropdown reads 'Unknown device'. I've got the latest official drivers from nvidia installed.

There are no mods installed. I do have all the DLC and expansions installed.

All the installations were driven by Steam.

(This was cross-posted over on r/Civilization6)

03/28/2021 22:12:32 CEST

Linux GSM help needed - Valheim

I followed the tutorials online, and have my server up and running according to "./vhserver details" but when I try to connect to it in the game (IP:port) it fails. Is there something I am missing? Do I need to do something in my router to allow it?

Also, how can I do this safely? It will only be me and some friends, but I am running this machine on my home network and don't want to get hacked.

Thanks in advance!

03/28/2021 22:00:04 CEST

OpenTESArena 0.13.0 Release
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfogc-Poy3Q
03/28/2021 21:47:55 CEST

Cant get 2 Steam Controllers to work with certain games like "It Takes Two" and "Team Sonic Racing"


Hello all i have 2 Steam Controllers on my Desktop and they both work great

I bought the game "It Takes Two" and i can play 2 players just fine on Windows 10


I am now dual booting with Manjaro KDE and all my games work great INCLUDING dual Steam Controllers for games like BroForce



Only 1 Steam controller is picked up when i try to play "It Takes Two" using Manjaro KDE

How can i make the game work with 2 Steam Controllers?

Thanks in Advance

03/28/2021 20:44:06 CEST

Modding GTA V on Manjaro

I've been running GTA V perfectly fine on my Manjaro install. I even got Scripthook V and simple native trainer working great. I want to add some addon vehicles to the game but I'm having problems. Has anyone successfully been able to get this working?

I also got OpenIV running fine in Wine.

03/28/2021 19:09:36 CEST

java games opening in the background

When I open a .jar game, I can hear the sound, but nothing appears in the workspace. Do you know what it can be?

03/28/2021 19:05:03 CEST

Annoyance with 1920x1080 resolution

So I've got a long standing problem with 1920x1080 resolution. Across multiple monitors, video cards, and operating systems, I have always found that this res just doesn't look "right". Everything appears vertically squished, if that makes sense.

I don't get this in 16:10 resolutions, everything looks right there, only in 16:9 resolutions. I would also point out that when I use xrandr to set the res and add "--scale 1x1.10" to a 1920x1080 res, it looks ok then. Not something I can add to an xrandr new modeline though.

My question is: Have I been doing something wrong or weird that I don't know about? Do I need to fiddle with my current monitor? (an Acer 270UP monitor on a radeon 6700xt) or is there something off with my eyesight or something? Or am I just nuts?

I'm using Manjaro Gnome btw. Latest updates, kernel 5.12, nothing else special. AMDGPU driver set in xorg.conf. Though this "issue" goes back many years.

The precise xrandr command I use to get my desired result is "xrandr --output DisplayPort-0 --mode 1920x1080 -r 165 --scale 1x1.10".

One major reason I'm posting this here and now is that my current monitor doesn't allow 16:10 reses without black bars on the sides and native games such as XCOM 2 (REALLY important, see) won't see the 1920x1188 res that the scaling option shows up as.

03/28/2021 16:52:59 CEST

Is there anything special you need to in Solus OS to get games working in Lutris?

I ask because a game I install on other distros, Civ 4, works perfectly fine using Lutris's install script.

However I have ot install wine manually here per Lutris' wiki.

But I still can't get the game to run. I don't think its even instlaling correctlly as I can't find th civ4.exe file after installation.

Can someone help me out?

03/28/2021 16:09:50 CEST

Battlefield V

Back in the day I used to play Battlefield 5 via WINE+DXVK. I remember reading a while back that people were claiming to get banned for doing so, but this happened while I wasn't playing the game. I was curious if anyone knows how that all shook out and if anyone is still claiming that EA is banning people for using DXVK or WINE. I'm sort of in the mood to start playing again, but I wanted to check first so that I don't end up banned for my trouble.

03/28/2021 16:06:33 CEST

Mesa Considers Raising CPU Support Baseline
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-2021-CPU-Baseline
03/28/2021 16:05:20 CEST

I unfortunately bought RDR2 on launcher only (not steam) before deciding I had enough of the malware that Windows is. How do I make this work ?

Hey guys,

I am on Pop OS LTS and I installed The Rockstar Launcher through Wine. Unfortunately, when I click on "Play", the launcher says the game launches and then "quitting" without opening.

Do you have an idea how I could make this work ? It seems like everyone suggests Steam but I would have to buy the game again, which kind of bothers me.

03/28/2021 13:56:54 CEST

System hangs completely with 0 response(while playing gtav and watchdog using lutris )

System Stats

lutris -d logs for watchdog

lutris -d logs for gtav

the nature of hang is that computer gets stuck at the same frame with no change in visual output also there is no response to any key like Ctrl+Alt+F2/F3 none of these produce any output.

03/28/2021 13:54:29 CEST

[HELP] cracked windows game from codex failed to load graphics using wine in mac

[my lazy-ass explanation of why I chose to not buy the game] Quarantine time has got me and my gf (lives about 3hours, by car, away from me) bored. Video calls got lame so we wanted to play games. Weve eyed this multiplayer farming game for awhile now. Ive searched most places where you can get pirated games but all Ive found was the windows version of this game and my gf runs a mac high sierra. Theres a paid mac version on steam but weve got no money to support the devs yet.

[skippable content] Shes been really grumpy since I cant find her a crack for mac and shes really not into tech and gaming so this was a rare chance for us to play together. So I instructed her to download wine for her mac (all this is through VC only so imagine what Ive been through hahaha). My only knowledge on wine though is through some youtube videos.

Basically, weve got the windows version of steam running on her mac, and weve added the cracked game to her account. The problem is we keep getting an error titled Failed to initialize player and the details, Failed to initialize graphics, make sure you have directX 11 installed, have up to date drivers and have not disable 3d acceleration in display settings. InitializeEngineGraphics failed. Ive been on it for hours now and I really dont know that much about mac and wine so, I am humbly asking for help. Thanks abunch! :>

Oh btw, we used wine stable, were both students, and were also broke and new to this whole thing. so yeah, young, dumb, and broke. Im sorry if my english is bad, im not that fluent with it.

Thanks againn

03/28/2021 13:40:07 CEST

I need help with games on Steam
URL: /r/geckolinux/comments/mezott/some_games_not_launching_on_steam/
03/28/2021 13:31:13 CEST

Pokemon xenoverse on linux

Anyone succeed running pokemon xenoverse on wine? I've tried installing dotnet472 using winetricks because the installer suggest using latest .NET but the launcher still didn't load any image, just blank

03/28/2021 12:23:10 CEST

Wineskin Game (wow private) crashed due to Not enough memory!? Need help

Hey there, I am playing on a wow tbc private server using wineskin on an imac with catalina. Sometimes i really have Performance issues and lately my games crashed several times with an note Not enough Memory ... i am Not an expert at all. But i only use like 40-60 of my total RAM and i definetly habe enough GB at my drive? Do i have to give the wow folder a individual memory usage Access? If yes? How can i do That? Or any other ideas to solve it?

Thanks in advance

03/28/2021 12:19:11 CEST

wine + Test Drive Unlimited 2 with wheel


Is it possible?

I managed to install and run the whole game but I can't use my wheel inside game.
In linux it works very well with jstest and some games too but this game is missing so much.

Please help, thank you!

03/28/2021 10:19:33 CEST

Screen tearing in hollow knight with vsync turned on.

Please let me know what information you want, I'm not fully certain what I should provide. I'm running on ubuntu, 20.10. Proprietary nvidia driver 460.

03/28/2021 09:45:44 CEST

Employment At CodeWeavers
URL: https://www.codeweavers.com/about/jobs
03/28/2021 09:33:47 CEST

Risk of rain 2 crashes without launching with a bunch of proton versions

I've tested it with proton 5.13-6, 6.4 GE build, 6.4 tkg build, proton 5.0-10 and none of them work


03/28/2021 08:52:19 CEST

Is anyone else having trouble running f4se under the latest version of wine/proton?

I downloaded and extracted the contents of the f4se archive and copied everything into the fallout 4 directory, I then renamed Fallout4Launcher.exe to Fallout4Launcher.exe.bak and f4se_loader.exe to Fallout4Launcher.exe (so I can just launch the game through steam). when I launch the game everything looks fine and the version even says it's running with f4se but when I start a new game I get an `ERROR: F4SE is not installed` pop-up.

I tried with the latest version of proton(5.13), and version 6.4, 5.11, and 5.9 of proton-ge as well as with wine versions 6.4 and 6.0.1, but none have worked.

03/28/2021 04:04:38 CEST

Crash Bandicoot 4 running in Wine
URL: https://youtu.be/Jy8TA62f3qk
03/28/2021 01:24:15 CEST

Vanilla Conquer: cross-platform builds of the C&amp;C Remastered Collection (and the original games)
URL: https://github.com/TheAssemblyArmada/Vanilla-Conquer
03/28/2021 00:04:30 CEST

Having issues getting past loading screen in Cyberpunk 2077

I recently upgraded my pc but have been unable to get cyberpunk to work. I'm using Arch Linux with the latest mesa drivers on my 6800xt and 5th gen ryzen cpu. I've tested many other wine games and and have had no issues. I've tried reinstalling/uninstalling, and running a folder that held configs for my game settings. The game will launch and briefly not show any fonts at the loading screen. If i try to load the game from a save(tried playing on my old pc with r285x card- unplayable xd) or create a new game, the game will crash my pc and keep me at the cyberpunk loading screen. I have a crash file below that tells me an issue in loading a config file.

Registered crash info file...
InternalVersion: 3.0.3276551  P4CL: 4218285  Stream: R6.Patch0Hotfix2
Error Reason: Assert
Expression: commonFileLoaded
Message: Failed to load in-game config file from 'Z:\home\mypclocal\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Cyberpunk 2077\r6\config\settings\options.json'
File: e:\r6.patch0hotfix2\dev\src\common\redconfig\src\ingameconfigreader.cpp
Line: 449

~                                                                                         ~                                                                                         

I found that for some people a fix was to delete a file in my local steam directory that was named a random string of numbers that identified cyberpunk like 34323400/ but this diddn't fix anything for me. I've also ran the steam file integrity check to no avail. Has anyone else come acrosss this issue? The game launched for me on my old optiplex with a 2gb graphics card but it looks like there's something wrong with my setup that crashes my pc everytime.

03/27/2021 23:55:42 CEST

Getting Battlefront 2 multiplayer working under wine?

Does anyone have experience getting the Gog version of Battlefront 2 multiplayer working under wine? The last time I tried it, I used wine 3.10 or something. It didn't work out so well, and the game had a horrible time loading. I believe the multiplayer menu didn't even get me to the lobby. Have there been any improvements since then? Thanks.

03/27/2021 23:26:35 CEST

Help with using Winetrick dotnet20 and Oblivion on Mac

Hello! I was hoping to get some help with running winetrick dotnet20 for Oblivion in order to run the Oblivion mod manager since it is required to do so. My problem is that I am new to Wine gaming and even newer to modding a game through wine. So I do not know where to get wine trick dotnet20 or even how to install it onto my Mac in order for Oblivion to use it. Everything I search up online does not mention dotnet20 and/or is speaking in absolute gibberish. I usually use Youtube tutorials but I have not had any luck finding one for my current situation. Any help would greatly be appreciated!

03/27/2021 22:46:00 CEST

C-Dogs 0.11.0 Released!
URL: http://cxong.github.io/cdogs-sdl/release/2021/03/27/c-dogs-0.11.0.html
03/27/2021 22:32:04 CEST

Wumpus is a text-only turn-based strategy game written by Eric S. Raymond in C in 2015. It is an exact clone of a much, much older game named Hunt the Wumpus. It is not particularly fun or exciting to play.
URL: https://linuxreviews.org/Wumpus
03/27/2021 22:23:24 CEST

Forced Splitscreen?

Hi, I'm kind of new to reddit and I don't know if the flair is used right

Well i wanted to play gzdoom splitscreen with my sister and I wanted to know if there is a way of forcing local splitscreen on linux games, as gzdoom doesn't natively supports splitscreen

there is software that can do that on windows such as ncleus co-op, and aster multiseat but I can't find something like that on Linux

I'm running arch linux if that is important

03/27/2021 21:53:51 CEST

Can't seem to get GTA V working on Linux?

I can't seem to get GTA V to run on Linux. I've tried using heroic games launcher to try and get it to play but I assume it's the Rockstar Games launcher that is the problem. It seems to crash whenever I try and sign in. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

03/27/2021 21:36:42 CEST

i have a issue running the fnf whitty mod in wine

i have a issue running the fnf whitty mod in wine it just says error:value exception i click ok and it closes what should i do should i run it in proton instead?

03/27/2021 21:11:14 CEST

What's a game that's playable on Linux with combat similar to Destiny 2?

I am looking into switching to Linux (probably Mint or pop_os) and it seems that Destiny 2's anticheat does not like people playing on Linux. So are there any alternatives with similar PvE combat? The setting or premise of the game doesn't have to be similar, just the combat feel. Also: has anyone had experience running CoD: Black Ops 1 or 2 (multiplayer, I like to play against the combat training bots) through Lutris? How was that experience? All replies appreciated

03/27/2021 20:59:47 CEST

Wine Development release 5.5 is now available
URL: https://www.winehq.org/announce/5.5
03/27/2021 19:52:03 CEST

Knights of Riddle developer has a Linux build in the Beta Branch - Steam keys are available

Since developer Game Scorpion does not have a Linux machine, they are offering a couple of free Steam keys to help test the Linux build. Which is available in the Beta Branch on Steam. Just send a Direct Message to "Nav Gupta Unity Live Help Expert#3310" on our Discord

03/27/2021 19:38:48 CEST

Does dxvk create high CPU usage?

I have noticed that playing Overwatch on lutris, my CPU usage is pinned to 100% on all cores.

Is this because DXVK is heavy on the cpu?

03/27/2021 19:16:29 CEST

The program UnityCrashHandler64.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

I'm brand new to programming, so sorry if I'm breaking any rules. I'm trying to run Yandere Simulator (don't judge- mostly for nostalgia purposes and because the first rival is finally. done.), and I can open up the title screen and click play, only to get the error message in the title. Trying to run UnityCrashHandler64 on its own (and not by running YandereSimulatorLauncher2 first) immediately gives the message. I understand this might just be because the code is hot garbage, but I'd like to give it a shot.

Here's the error details:

Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000008 in 64-bit code (0x0000000140056d25).
Register dump:
 rip:0000000140056d25 rsp:000000000021fcb0 rbp:000000000021fd60 eflags:00010246 (  R- --  I  Z- -P- )
 rax:0000000068302bb0 rbx:0000000000000000 rcx:0000000000000000 rdx:0000000140080838
 rsi:000000000021fdd0 rdi:00007ffef1e90000  r8:00000001400b28a0  r9:0000000000001008 r10:000000000000002c
 r11:0000000000000206 r12:0000000000000000 r13:0000000000000000 r14:00007ffef1eaf000 r15:0000000000000000
Stack dump:
0x000000000021fcb0:  0000000000000000 0000000000000000
0x000000000021fcc0:  000000000021fd40 000000000021fdd0
0x000000000021fcd0:  0000000000000000 000000014004a3a5
0x000000000021fce0:  00007ffe00000000 000000000021ffd0
0x000000000021fcf0:  0000000000000000 0000000140000000
0x000000000021fd00:  0000000000000000 000000014004a397
0x000000000021fd10:  0000000000000000 0000000000000000
0x000000000021fd20:  000000000021ffd0 000000000021fd34
0x000000000021fd30:  0000000200000001 0000000100000002
0x000000000021fd40:  000000000021fd78 000000000021fd80
0x000000000021fd50:  000000000021fd88 00000001400807e8
0x000000000021fd60:  000000000021ffd0 000000014003e724
=>0 0x0000000140056d25 in unitycrashhandler64 (+0x56d25) (0x000000000021fd60)
  1 0x000000014004a3a5 in unitycrashhandler64 (+0x4a3a4) (0x000000000021fd60)
  2 0x000000014004a397 in unitycrashhandler64 (+0x4a396) (0x000000000021fd60)
  3 0x000000014003e724 in unitycrashhandler64 (+0x3e723) (0x000000000021ffd0)
  4 0x000000007b4412e2 __wine_start_process+0x161() in kernel32 (0x000000000021ffd0)
0x0000000140056d25: cmpl    %ebx,0x0000000000000008(%rcx)
Module  Address                 Debug info  Name (218 modules)
ELF             2000-            5000   Deferred        
PE            220000-          33c000   Deferred        shlwapi
PE            340000-          351000   Deferred        psapi
PE            360000-          506000   Deferred        wininet
PE            730000-          777000   Deferred        imm32
PE            780000-          78d000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-fibers-l1-1-1
PE          64940000-        64982000   Deferred        shcore
PE          65000000-        6550d000   Deferred        ole32
PE          65780000-        6579c000   Deferred        version
PE          68000000-        681a1000   Deferred        libwine.1.0.dylib
ELF         6b615000-        6b891000   Deferred        user32
  \-PE          6b620000-        6b85f000   \               user32
ELF         6b891000-        6ba3c000   Deferred        gdi32
  \-PE          6b8a0000-        6ba1e000   \               gdi32
ELF         6ba3c000-        6bada000   Deferred        advapi32
  \-PE          6ba40000-        6babb000   \               advapi32
ELF         6bada000-        6bbc8000   Deferred        msvcrt
  \-PE          6bae0000-        6bba1000   \               msvcrt
ELF         6bbc8000-        6bc4d000   Deferred        dbghelp
  \-PE          6bbd0000-        6bc40000   \               dbghelp
ELF         6bc4d000-        6c692000   Deferred        shell32
  \-PE          6bc50000-        6c634000   \               shell32
ELF         6c692000-        6c6d8000   Deferred        ws2_32
  \-PE          6c6a0000-        6c6d1000   \               ws2_32
PE          6c6d8000-        6c788000   Deferred        libfreetype.6.dylib
PE          6d9c0000-        6da10000   Deferred        mpr
PE          6e340000-        6e34e000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0
PE          6e6c0000-        6e6ce000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-1
PE          6fbc0000-        6fdae000   Deferred        rpcrt4
PE          7b000000-        7b2ad000   Deferred        kernelbase
ELF         7b400000-        7b6b1000   Stabs           kernel32
  \-PE          7b410000-        7b660000   \               kernel32
ELF         7bc00000-        7bebd000   Deferred        ntdll
  \-PE          7bc10000-        7be8c000   \               ntdll
ELF         7c400000-        7c405000   Deferred        
PE         140000000-       140110000   Export          unitycrashhandler64
PE      7fff85b77000-    7fff85ba1000   Deferred        libxslt.1.dylib
PE      7fff85ba1000-    7fff85ba3000   Deferred        libdiagnosticmessagesclient.dylib
PE      7fff85bb8000-    7fff85bc5000   Deferred        opendirectory
PE      7fff85bc5000-    7fff85bca000   Deferred        libpam.2.dylib
PE      7fff85bca000-    7fff85bd6000   Deferred        libgl.dylib
PE      7fff85bd6000-    7fff85d21000   Deferred        coreui
PE      7fff85dea000-    7fff85df9000   Deferred        opengl
PE      7fff85df9000-    7fff85dfb000   Deferred        libsystem_secinit.dylib
PE      7fff86d7f000-    7fff86d88000   Deferred        libsystem_dnssd.dylib
PE      7fff86d88000-    7fff86f07000   Deferred        uifoundation
PE      7fff87281000-    7fff872a1000   Deferred        apple80211
PE      7fff872bb000-    7fff874dd000   Deferred        coreimage
PE      7fff87a78000-    7fff87a7e000   Deferred        libheimdal-asn1.dylib
PE      7fff87b01000-    7fff87b40000   Deferred        libglimage.dylib
PE      7fff87ca7000-    7fff87ca9000   Deferred        libsystem.b.dylib
PE      7fff883f6000-    7fff88410000   Deferred        openscripting
PE      7fff88682000-    7fff886e9000   Deferred        libsystem_network.dylib
PE      7fff886e9000-    7fff886ee000   Deferred        libcache.dylib
PE      7fff887fe000-    7fff88804000   Deferred        libmacho.dylib
PE      7fff88804000-    7fff88806000   Deferred        print
PE      7fff88a81000-    7fff88a93000   Deferred        libz.1.dylib
PE      7fff88a93000-    7fff88b0b000   Deferred        libcorecrypto.dylib
PE      7fff88cb6000-    7fff88d03000   Deferred        printcore
PE      7fff88d03000-    7fff88d1e000   Deferred        kerberos
PE      7fff88d1e000-    7fff88d22000   Deferred        libcorevmclient.dylib
PE      7fff88ec3000-    7fff88ecf000   Deferred        crashreportersupport
PE      7fff88f11000-    7fff88fa8000   Deferred        colorsync
PE      7fff89113000-    7fff89114000   Deferred        coreservices
PE      7fff89132000-    7fff89142000   Deferred        langanalysis
PE      7fff89142000-    7fff89185000   Deferred        metal
PE      7fff89185000-    7fff8918a000   Deferred        libgif.dylib
PE      7fff8929b000-    7fff89355000   Deferred        libvmisc.dylib
PE      7fff8940c000-    7fff8943a000   Deferred        libdispatch.dylib
PE      7fff89762000-    7fff8979d000   Deferred        qd
PE      7fff8979d000-    7fff897b1000   Deferred        corebluetooth
PE      7fff89a8a000-    7fff8acef000   Deferred        coregraphics
PE      7fff8adca000-    7fff8b0b0000   Deferred        carboncore
PE      7fff8b0fd000-    7fff8b12f000   Deferred        gss
PE      7fff8b161000-    7fff8b1a8000   Deferred        libfontregistry.dylib
PE      7fff8b229000-    7fff8b264000   Deferred        debugsymbols
PE      7fff8b310000-    7fff8b665000   Deferred        foundation
PE      7fff8b665000-    7fff8b695000   Deferred        libsystem_m.dylib
PE      7fff8bbff000-    7fff8bc08000   Deferred        libcopyfile.dylib
PE      7fff8bc08000-    7fff8bc41000   Deferred        remoteviewservices
PE      7fff8bc41000-    7fff8bc46000   Deferred        commonpanels
PE      7fff8bc56000-    7fff8bc9d000   Deferred        libauto.dylib
PE      7fff8bc9d000-    7fff8bd2b000   Deferred        libsystem_c.dylib
PE      7fff8bd83000-    7fff8bd8d000   Deferred        libsystem_notify.dylib
PE      7fff8bda3000-    7fff8bdc0000   Deferred        libextension.dylib
PE      7fff8be62000-    7fff8be68000   Deferred        libunwind.dylib
PE      7fff8c000000-    7fff8c050000   Deferred        opencl
PE      7fff8c050000-    7fff8c061000   Deferred        libbsm.0.dylib
PE      7fff8c30a000-    7fff8c518000   Deferred        libicucore.a.dylib
PE      7fff8c5d2000-    7fff8c5d9000   Deferred        speechrecognition
PE      7fff8c7c1000-    7fff8c815000   Deferred        libc++.1.dylib
PE      7fff8c815000-    7fff8c821000   Deferred        libcommoncrypto.dylib
PE      7fff8c821000-    7fff8c844000   Deferred        iconservices
PE      7fff8c844000-    7fff8c84e000   Deferred        commonauth
PE      7fff8c8fd000-    7fff8c917000   Deferred        libcompression.dylib
PE      7fff8c93b000-    7fff8cdb2000   Deferred        corefoundation
PE      7fff8cdcd000-    7fff8cdd1000   Deferred        libdyld.dylib
PE      7fff8cdd1000-    7fff8cf00000   Deferred        coretext
PE      7fff8cf64000-    7fff8cf6d000   Deferred        libsystem_platform.dylib
PE      7fff8d1c1000-    7fff8ddeb000   Deferred        appkit
PE      7fff8ddeb000-    7fff8e2aa000   Deferred        vimage
PE      7fff8e2aa000-    7fff8e2b1000   Deferred        ioaccelerator
PE      7fff8e2b1000-    7fff8e310000   Deferred        systemconfiguration
PE      7fff8e310000-    7fff8e313000   Deferred        libcvmspluginsupport.dylib
PE      7fff8e313000-    7fff8e3b4000   Deferred        metadata
PE      7fff8e427000-    7fff8e82a000   Deferred        liblapack.dylib
PE      7fff8e82a000-    7fff8e948000   Deferred        libsqlite3.dylib
PE      7fff8ecca000-    7fff8ecef000   Deferred        libjpeg.dylib
PE      7fff8edd6000-    7fff8ee60000   Deferred        performanceanalysis
PE      7fff8ee60000-    7fff8ee61000   Deferred        libunc.dylib
PE      7fff8ee61000-    7fff8ee6a000   Deferred        libgfxshared.dylib
PE      7fff8ee84000-    7fff8ee8a000   Deferred        tcc
PE      7fff8ee8a000-    7fff8eea2000   Deferred        libmarisa.dylib
PE      7fff8eefc000-    7fff8eeff000   Deferred        libradiance.dylib
PE      7fff8ef55000-    7fff8f2c1000   Deferred        libobjc.a.dylib
PE      7fff8f35a000-    7fff8f35b000   Deferred        libenergytrace.dylib
PE      7fff8f843000-    7fff8fb39000   Deferred        hitoolbox
PE      7fff8fb45000-    7fff8fb68000   Deferred        sharing
PE      7fff8fb68000-    7fff8fbd8000   Deferred        datadetectorscore
PE      7fff90378000-    7fff9037a000   Deferred        liblangid.dylib
PE      7fff9037d000-    7fff9040b000   Deferred        applejpeg
PE      7fff90447000-    7fff904a6000   Deferred        osservices
PE      7fff906ba000-    7fff906bb000   Deferred        carbon
PE      7fff906cf000-    7fff90720000   Deferred        symbolication
PE      7fff90720000-    7fff90724000   Deferred        help
PE      7fff90724000-    7fff90776000   Deferred        coreaudio
PE      7fff908da000-    7fff90920000   Deferred        sharedfilelist
PE      7fff90938000-    7fff90bdf000   Deferred        coredata
PE      7fff90d6b000-    7fff90d88000   Deferred        libresolv.9.dylib
PE      7fff911b8000-    7fff91260000   Deferred        languagemodeling
PE      7fff912f0000-    7fff914fc000   Deferred        libfosl_dynamic.dylib
PE      7fff9176a000-    7fff9179a000   Deferred        dictionaryservices
PE      7fff91855000-    7fff91858000   Deferred        servicemanagement
PE      7fff9185e000-    7fff91a28000   Deferred        imageio
PE      7fff91a28000-    7fff91a29000   Deferred        accelerate
PE      7fff91a29000-    7fff91a31000   Deferred        libcompiler_rt.dylib
PE      7fff91abe000-    7fff91ac2000   Deferred        libscreenreader.dylib
PE      7fff91ac2000-    7fff91ace000   Deferred        libchinesetokenizer.dylib
PE      7fff91e4d000-    7fff91ea3000   Deferred        ae
PE      7fff924ea000-    7fff92919000   Deferred        facecore
PE      7fff92b21000-    7fff92b24000   Deferred        securityhi
PE      7fff92c0f000-    7fff92c2a000   Deferred        liblzma.5.dylib
PE      7fff92c6d000-    7fff92c6e000   Deferred        audiounit
PE      7fff93428000-    7fff9342a000   Deferred        libremovefile.dylib
PE      7fff9342e000-    7fff93430000   Deferred        libsystem_blocks.dylib
PE      7fff93430000-    7fff9349f000   Deferred        ats
PE      7fff93849000-    7fff938df000   Deferred        ink
PE      7fff938e7000-    7fff938e8000   Deferred        liblaunch.dylib
PE      7fff949d2000-    7fff949df000   Deferred        speechrecognitioncore
PE      7fff94a0e000-    7fff94a0f000   Deferred        libopenscriptingutil.dylib
PE      7fff94a48000-    7fff94a73000   Deferred        libc++abi.dylib
PE      7fff94a73000-    7fff94ae9000   Deferred        iokit
PE      7fff94ae9000-    7fff94b0e000   Deferred        multitouchsupport
PE      7fff94b0e000-    7fff94b38000   Deferred        libxpc.dylib
PE      7fff94bbb000-    7fff94cce000   Deferred        libvdsp.dylib
PE      7fff94cce000-    7fff94cd8000   Deferred        libsystem_pthread.dylib
PE      7fff94cd8000-    7fff94cdb000   Deferred        loginsupport
PE      7fff955c3000-    7fff95784000   Deferred        libblas.dylib
PE      7fff9578e000-    7fff9579d000   Deferred        libxar.1.dylib
PE      7fff957ca000-    7fff957dc000   Deferred        libcmph.dylib
PE      7fff957df000-    7fff957fc000   Deferred        libsystem_malloc.dylib
PE      7fff9580b000-    7fff95817000   Deferred        libkxld.dylib
PE      7fff95a9e000-    7fff95ac6000   Deferred        chunkinglibrary
PE      7fff95b12000-    7fff95b6e000   Deferred        libtiff.dylib
PE      7fff95c0b000-    7fff95c11000   Deferred        diskarbitration
PE      7fff95c18000-    7fff95c2f000   Deferred        liblinearalgebra.dylib
PE      7fff95f90000-    7fff95f93000   Deferred        libsystem_coreservices.dylib
PE      7fff95fbb000-    7fff96044000   Deferred        coresymbolication
PE      7fff96044000-    7fff961eb000   Deferred        audiotoolbox
PE      7fff96291000-    7fff9629a000   Deferred        fsevents
PE      7fff9629a000-    7fff9629d000   Deferred        libsystem_configuration.dylib
PE      7fff9629d000-    7fff96312000   Deferred        heimdal
PE      7fff96312000-    7fff96316000   Deferred        libcorefscache.dylib
PE      7fff96316000-    7fff96386000   Deferred        searchkit
PE      7fff965b4000-    7fff965c5000   Deferred        libsparseblas.dylib
PE      7fff965d0000-    7fff965ee000   Deferred        applevpa
PE      7fff96606000-    7fff96607000   Deferred        applicationservices
PE      7fff96607000-    7fff96649000   Deferred        libglu.dylib
PE      7fff966dd000-    7fff967da000   Deferred        libfontparser.dylib
PE      7fff96cbc000-    7fff96d31000   Deferred        securityfoundation
PE      7fff96d4c000-    7fff96f1b000   Deferred        quartzcore
PE      7fff97099000-    7fff971a8000   Deferred        desktopservicespriv
PE      7fff972ee000-    7fff972f9000   Deferred        netauth
PE      7fff972f9000-    7fff973aa000   Deferred        backup
PE      7fff973aa000-    7fff973d0000   Deferred        libpng.dylib
PE      7fff97576000-    7fff977fe000   Deferred        cfnetwork
PE      7fff977fe000-    7fff9784b000   Deferred        hiservices
PE      7fff97b5d000-    7fff97b89000   Deferred        libarchive.2.dylib
PE      7fff97b89000-    7fff97b8d000   Deferred        iosurface
PE      7fff97b94000-    7fff97bae000   Deferred        cfopendirectory
PE      7fff97c14000-    7fff97c26000   Deferred        libsystem_trace.dylib
PE      7fff97c26000-    7fff97c50000   Deferred        libsystem_info.dylib
PE      7fff98c56000-    7fff98c6e000   Deferred        libsystem_coretls.dylib
PE      7fff98d70000-    7fff98e63000   Deferred        libiconv.2.dylib
PE      7fff99129000-    7fff99141000   Deferred        libsystem_asl.dylib
PE      7fff99141000-    7fff991ad000   Deferred        corewlan
PE      7fff991ad000-    7fff991ae000   Deferred        libmetal_timestamp.dylib
PE      7fff991ae000-    7fff991b4000   Deferred        imagecapture
PE      7fff99575000-    7fff9957e000   Deferred        netfs
PE      7fff99746000-    7fff99749000   Deferred        libquarantine.dylib
PE      7fff9a0ef000-    7fff9a10c000   Deferred        generationalstorage
PE      7fff9a10c000-    7fff9a11b000   Deferred        libbz2.1.0.dylib
PE      7fff9a2c1000-    7fff9a3e9000   Deferred        launchservices
PE      7fff9a3e9000-    7fff9a43b000   Deferred        libcups.2.dylib
PE      7fff9a5c8000-    7fff9a5c9000   Deferred        veclib
PE      7fff9a7c3000-    7fff9aa5a000   Deferred        libmecabra.dylib
PE      7fff9aa70000-    7fff9aa8f000   Deferred        libsystem_kernel.dylib
PE      7fff9ab3f000-    7fff9ac2f000   Deferred        libxml2.2.dylib
PE      7fff9ac30000-    7fff9ac98000   Deferred        corewifi
PE      7fff9b6d5000-    7fff9b6e2000   Deferred        speechsynthesis
PE      7fff9b792000-    7fff9b7ae000   Deferred        libcrfsuite.dylib
PE      7fff9b7ae000-    7fff9b8a1000   Deferred        libjp2.dylib
PE      7fff9b8b5000-    7fff9b8be000   Deferred        libsystem_networkextension.dylib
PE      7fff9b8be000-    7fff9b963000   Deferred        iobluetooth
PE      7fff9b963000-    7fff9b967000   Deferred        libsystem_sandbox.dylib
PE      7fff9c202000-    7fff9c49d000   Deferred        security
PE      7fff9c49d000-    7fff9c49e000   Deferred        libkeymgr.dylib
PE      7fff9c49e000-    7fff9c4d3000   Deferred        corevideo
process  tid      prio (all id:s are in hex)
0000000e services.exe
    00000023    0
    0000001a    0
    00000013    0
    00000010    0
    0000000f    0
00000011 plugplay.exe
    00000017    0
    00000016    0
    00000012    0
00000018 winedevice.exe
    00000020    0
    0000001d    0
    0000001c    0
    0000001b    0
    00000019    0
0000001e explorer.exe
    00000029    0
    00000028    0
    00000027    0
    0000001f    0
00000021 winedevice.exe
    00000026    0
    00000025    0
    00000024    0
    00000022    0
0000002a (D) Z:\Users\admin\Desktop\UnityCrashHandler64.exe
    0000002e    0
    0000002b    0 <==
System information:
    Wine build: wine-5.0
    Platform: x86_64
    Version: Windows 7
    Host system: Darwin
    Host version: 15.6.0
03/27/2021 19:08:47 CEST

Sub Rosa multiplayer first person shooter out now in Early Access with 83% Very Positive reviews
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/sub-rosa-multiplayer-first-person-shooter-out-now/
03/27/2021 19:01:02 CEST

Steam is no longer showing up in the main hub of Crossover, are there any known fixes?

So I recently had to re-download CrossOver after deleting it to make space on my mac, and for whatever reason I can't get steam to show up as a clickable icon on the main menu of CrossOver. The only time I can get it to work is when I reinstall it (as it automatically opens after a fresh install). Im pretty new to all of this stuff so I have virtually no clue what could be causing this, and after looking it up online I couldn't seem to find any solutions. Included is an image of CrossOver and as you can see I have the Steam bottle downloaded and its showing the control panel for it, however it wont give me any options to open/run it. if anyone has a solution please let me know. My Macbook Pro is updated to Big Sur v.11.2.1 and the version of CrossOver i'm using is 20.0.4.


03/27/2021 18:58:26 CEST


Anyone can tell me how to play vr games with wine?

03/27/2021 18:16:01 CEST

What about running Fortnite Android in an emulator and using something like Octopus gamepad?

I suddenly got this idea, do you think this would work? Gonna try on a VM

03/27/2021 17:22:32 CEST

Estranged: The Departure (narrative focused FPS) received a new update
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/582890/announcements/detail/3007815495654300397
03/27/2021 17:21:28 CEST

Sid Meier's Civilization VI has finished the New Frontier Pass with a Portugal DLC
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/sid-meiers-civilization-vi-has-finished-the-new-frontier-pass-with-a-portugal-dlc
03/27/2021 16:44:56 CEST

ARM64 WoW Port to Android
URL: /r/wow/comments/m7bzi5/arm64_port_to_android/
03/27/2021 16:40:03 CEST

"The first person action rpg that I left my office job (and moved across the country) to work on"

If you would rather read this on our website and see a couple pretty pictures and a video, here is the link.

To start things off, I just want to thank you for checking out the post. If this post helps a single person in any way it would have accomplished much more than it set out to!


This, like many, is a project that has been quietly in the works for many years. If you count the amount of times that Ive scrapped and started over, this has been in the works for almost 5 years; and now we are getting ready to release our first demo. The demo will be free and available to the everyone via Steam, Itch.io and the Epic Games store.


The game is called Void Arena and it is a first person action rpg with classic arpg combat and loot systems. It first started as a solo project and has slowly grown into a small development studio. We plan to release in Early Access on Steam late this year with 1 out of 4 acts of our campaign as well as an arena PVP mode.


A little over two years ago my then girlfriend and I took a trip to Vermont to visit her parents. I instantly fell in love with the green mountains and we decided to move there. At the same time, I had talked to my employer about changing my roles and and the prospect of remote work (we work in software development and online infrastructure maintenance) and they happily agreed. At this point I had been working on this idea for years, hammering away at mastering the unreal engine (the hard way) and actually finally starting to break through. I had successfully gotten multiplayer working along with a deep and amazing system called gameplay abilities which is used in Epics own.. Fortnite (so you know its good).


This is when I met Andrew. On a random day at a random time I posted on a rpg forum on reddit looking for someone who wanted to write a story for a game. Faster than the mods could remove the post (which they swiftly did) Andrew had messaged me. We became quick friends and decided to commit to making the game happen.


Flash forward a year, a marriage, a baby (Andrews not mine), a pandemic, thousands of hours of writing and coding and then a magical thing happened.. I found an old laptop which I had used to store an Ethereum wallet that collected some coins from a mining experiment I did almost 5 years ago. Ethereum which at the time was worth $5 per coin was now almost $2000. The total which I found was enough to hire 2 part time employees that would help take the game to the next level.


Since then we have revamped the UI/UX of the game, improved all elements of the game and have been working very hard on putting out a tangible demo to show everyone our progress and foster excitement for the full release!

The most incredible part of this is that one day, while I was coding, my wife took an interesting in environment design. I pointed her in the right direction and showed her some tricks and before I knew it, she was becoming a full fledged environment designer and putting her thousands of hours of mine craft to good use! She was the designer of the sanctuary in the game and I am so proud that I could burst!


Which leads to today! Everything is great, I am working on the last 10 abilities for the demo build and we are almost ready to release it. Work on the world building and art assets for the game are underway. We should have a working version of the first act by the end of summer and a polished version ready to be released by the end of the year. To keeps working at this pace however, will require some additional resources.


That is why we are going to Kickstarter. We are not asking to fund the entire cost of development. We are asking for folks to join us via a contribution giving us enough room to continue to work at this pace until the end of the year where we can release to Early Access before our full release at the end of the following year.

If you got to the bottom of this post, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are amazing and you deserve a million dollars and a hug! I wish I could give you both!

https://voidarenagame.com < you can find all info here

03/27/2021 15:57:29 CEST

Our puzzle platformer Ghostory - 3x Steamkey giveaway!

Hey guys! I already made a similar giveaway a while ago, but hopefully you won't mind ^_^
Almost 3,5 years ago, we finally released our student-project-turned-regular-game, light-hearted puzzle platformer Ghostory! We put a lot of work into it (we even won an award!) and we all sincerely hope as many players enjoy it as they can. It's on a 60% sale right now and to pair with it, we're hosting a small giveaway. To enter, simply comment with your favorite Linux platformer, I'll randomly select 3 winners sometime tomorrow!
Also, here's our Twitter and Web, in case somebody's interested :)

03/27/2021 15:28:11 CEST

What is the input lag in new KDE with compositor turned off?

I found a test, where someone tested input lag in different desktop environments.

Since then, KDE got a low latency setting, and it is also possible to turn off the compositor. I'm wondering, how much of a difference this makes. Does anyone know a newer test, or maybe has the equipment and time to measure this?

Does it make a difference, if I play a game with wine, for example Overwatch?

03/27/2021 15:11:09 CEST

After installing Grid Autsport using wine. It freeze and show black screen when I double click on it
03/27/2021 14:36:23 CEST

which windows pacakages(using winetricks) do i need to play linux games peacefully

So, i wanted to know which all windows packages are definitely needed and will allow me to play Steins; Gate series Visual Novels, Visual Novels and Genshin impact on my Ubuntu 20.04 x64 bit.
without any problem or trouble.
I'm a newbie so it would be really helpful if someone gave me a list of which all packages i need and all... And while your at it please do tell my about playing ps4 games on myUbuntu and it's how to and all though i just want it to play world's end harem

03/27/2021 14:21:36 CEST

How well Wine performs with "It takes two"

I wish to buy the game on my windows 10 and have a friend download the game pass, which I've read in a steam review for this game that it only streams the game and it's not the actual game (but I can't really confirm it). So essentially run the game pass on mac using Wine, have anyone tried it and can report how well this works?

03/27/2021 14:02:29 CEST

Zink: Running OpenGL on top of Vulkan - Interview with Mike Blumenkrantz
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/zink-running-opengl-on-top-of-vulkan-interview-with-mike-blumenkrantz/
03/27/2021 13:48:51 CEST

My wine installation is not working for games but other windows programs are running.

I just installed wine to play an old game called "nitro racer" since it is very small and I can test it easily.

After the game was installed it didn't launch and threw this error:

libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found

libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

But other programs installed under wine is working fine(like notepad++)

03/27/2021 13:10:44 CEST

wine: failed to load start.exe: 40000003

Package: winehq-devel

Version: 6.5~bullseye-1

So I allowed an update for 6.1 to 6.5 and now several games will not start due to that error in the title. Witcher 3 and Frostpunk. KSP loads just fine. All DX11 using dxvk 1.7.3. All these game worked before (save for many annoying bugs I was counting on 6.5 to solve, yea right)

Also getting this infamous wine: Read access denied for device L"\\??\\Z:\\", FS volume label and serial are not available. error with Z: pointing to /. Never had a problem there. I pointed Z to home/user but doesn't solve the launching issue - perhaps unlrelated.

03/27/2021 13:09:44 CEST

The Progress Linux has Made in Terms of Gaming is Simply Incredible: Lutris Creator
URL: https://news.itsfoss.com/lutris-creator-interview/
03/27/2021 10:12:14 CEST

Project Heartbeat (rhythm game developed on Linux) is now 30% off on Steam to celebrate its first anniversary!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1216230/Project_Heartbeat/
03/27/2021 08:10:27 CEST

Save 80% on Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/550/Left_4_Dead_2/
03/27/2021 07:44:41 CEST

Save 65% on Age of Wonders III Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/11176/Age_of_Wonders_III_Collection/
03/27/2021 07:43:39 CEST

Square Enix Publisher Week Sale has huge discounts on Tomb Raider, Life is Strange, Deux Ex
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/square-enix-publisher-sale/
03/27/2021 07:41:57 CEST

Scribble It not running despite native linux support.

Even though scribble it has native linux support, i get unreal engine crash window. Is it because im running steam as a flatpak? Help plij.

03/27/2021 06:42:22 CEST

Steam wastes 5 to 10 minutes running ldconfig before launching, and often before launching games. Why?

I am really tired of constantly waiting for ldconfig to finish before Steam launches. 1 minute would be fine, but 10 minutes? That's a significant amount of time. Why does it do this? Is there any way to speed it up? This combined with SteamVR being unstable and crashing so much has led me to miss many meetings in VRChat. I am really tired of it.

03/27/2021 06:30:18 CEST

What to look out for when playing games on Linux/VM'S?

Hello, I am new to this Linux gaming thing, but after I checked about 90% of my steam games were compatible with Linux. For the games that don't work, what anti-cheats should I avoid to be able to play? I will be playing FiveM, Apex, and some games from the epic store so I would like to know what kind of things to avoid getting banned if I play by the rules. Would there be certain games that I should run on a service like GeForce-now or am I out of luck for a few games?

03/27/2021 06:08:25 CEST

Save 50% on Children of Morta on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/330020/Children_of_Morta/
03/27/2021 05:13:01 CEST

Space station management with a little RTS, Spacebase Startopia is out now
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/space-station-management-with-a-little-rts-spacebase-startopia-is-out-now
03/27/2021 05:11:53 CEST

Is there a reason why Proton GE no longer comes with all the needed files to drop in install it?

I noticed this recently when trying to install Proton GE version 6.4-GE-1 and it doesn't appear, I then downloaded and extracted the 5.9 release to compare and realized the 6.4 release is missing multiple files in the root directory(it only contains the dist folder). Why did this change and how do I fix it?

03/27/2021 04:59:11 CEST

Barotrauma discounted 55% - 59% on Steam until April 9th
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/602960/Barotrauma/
03/27/2021 04:28:50 CEST

Blackout in Overwatch?

I currently have Overwatch installed in PopOS via lutris and about once maybe twice a day the screen will just slowly turn black. Everything will be fine I am enjoying the game then the walls disappear and everything just turns black except for the outline of other players and I can not get it to come back.

It shouldn't be a hardware issue because everything works fine in Windows and all my emulators work perfectly fine.

I did use the Lutris script off the website to install it. I do not know if I installed it manually it would give me better results or maybe it is just because it is pop os and some of pop os packages are older. Idk if it would work better on something Arch based? Maybe a newer kernel. Currently on 5.8.

Anyhow, any feed back would be nice.

03/27/2021 04:10:03 CEST

Controller passthrough from Windows machine to Linux machine

So my controller won't work on Linux (trust me I've been trying for a month straight, no progress). It works fine on windows though, so I was thinking, what if I could connect it to a different windows machine, emulate a 360 controller with it, and then pass the virtual 360 controller through to my main Linux machine? There's probably a better way to do it, but does anybody know how to accomplish this or something similar (preferably with low latency) ?

03/27/2021 02:10:12 CEST

Steam really small with Retina Mode enabled on MacOS

Essentially the steam window is really small, almost as if the resolution was cranked up a bunch. I was wondering if there was a way to fix this. I tried emulating a virtual desktop but got no luck. Any ideas?

03/27/2021 01:43:16 CEST

Proprietary software on Alpine Linux

I've been looking into Alpine Linux lately and I found it to generally suit my needs.

There is one problem: Proprietary software.

Because of the lack of glibc, many programs will simply fail to work. Is there a way around this? I've only a few apps that are essential for me, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. How well would they work, if at all?

03/27/2021 00:06:31 CEST

Some one can help me to enable gtk3 theming wine staging 6.4 on debian bullseye unstable newly installed
URL: https://i.redd.it/qq0oo13h9gp61.jpg
03/26/2021 23:36:00 CEST

Trying to play Grid autsport on linux

When I double click on it. it shows black screen then freeze

03/26/2021 23:12:37 CEST

[Steam] The Caribbean Sail ( -75% / $3.74 ) Celebration Sale!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/657690/The_Caribbean_Sail/
03/26/2021 23:04:31 CEST

I think amd drivers are even better in linux, compared to windows

In windows, my rx470 fans always work. In linux, they are relaxed, sometimes work sometimes sleep. I don't know is it a good reason for this objection? Maybe I am sided lol. What do you think?

03/26/2021 22:28:41 CEST

Wine 6.5 Released
URL: https://www.winehq.org/news/2021032601
03/26/2021 22:19:16 CEST

Rise of The Tomb Raider can't start from launcher

Hey guys,

Linux Mint, RX 580, 16gb ram, i7 4770 reporting in!

Was super stoked to finally try out ROTTR native with the recent Steam sale. It installed, did the Vulkan rendering business... launched into the "launcher" and I get a notification that the game may not work with my distro of Linux. No big deal i'll just hit the "launch anyway" button and... nothing. It highlights the icon but doesn't do anything. I click and click but nothing happens. I can tab through the icons with the keyboard but ENTER doesn't work. It's like the launcher is broken.

"Quit" icon doesn't work either, nor does the FAQ icon. Only way to get out of the launcher is to force quit. I tried fullscreen, big picture mode, nothing is working. I mean, QUIT doesn't even work. Anyone else have this issue? Am I missing something?

I have tried restarting the system, updating drivers... I even tried Proton 5.XXXX but I just get an error (launcher won't even start).

Thanks homies

03/26/2021 22:00:18 CEST

(Not sure if the right flair is used) Trying to install Speed Dreams but I cant seem to find the right download code for Arch.

I am a simracer and I found a game called Speed Dreams and thought I want to play it until I find a way to finally run Assetto Corsa and Content Manager on it with all my modded cars like the C8R and C5R, Dodge Viper GTS-R and so on because I thought it looked fun and interesting plus it contained Corvette C6R, Saleen and Viper so I thought Id ask if anyone could help me so I can install the game on Arch because I just want to play a racing game. I have gone like 2 days without playing a racing game and I dont want to wait more because Im addicted to them. So pretty please, what is the package code so I can download it?

03/26/2021 21:55:44 CEST

Ayo the Clown 2.5D platformer coming this Spring on Linux
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/ayo-the-clown-2-5d-platformer-coming-this-spring/
03/26/2021 21:44:02 CEST

Secret Government grand strategy to get full release
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/secret-government-grand-strategy-to-get-full-release/
03/26/2021 21:41:30 CEST

Some Native Games Not Using NVIDIA Dedicated GPU

Hello. For some reason, some of my native linux games are not using the dedicated GPU on my Arch Linux setup. I am running the games and getting about 1 fps in the title screen, even though I have a RTX 3090 and Ryzen 9 5900X. For example, running nvidia-smi while Slime Rancher (the native Linux version) is running shows the following

``` [linux@archlinux ~]$ nvidia-smi Fri Mar 26 15:27:20 2021
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | NVIDIA-SMI 460.67 Driver Version: 460.67 CUDA Version: 11.2 | |-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC | | Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. | | | | MIG M. | |===============================+======================+======================| | 0 GeForce RTX 3090 Off | 00000000:0A:00.0 On | N/A | | 0% 50C P8 22W / 350W | 264MiB / 24265MiB | 0% Default | | | | N/A | +-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Processes: | | GPU GI CI PID Type Process name GPU Memory | | ID ID Usage | |=============================================================================| | 0 N/A N/A 814 G /usr/lib/Xorg 262MiB | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ ```

As you can see, the list of running processes does not include the game itself. It does include Xorg though, so we know that Xorg is running on the GPU. When playing Valheim though, a native game that works right with no lag, you can see that it shows up perfectly fine.

``` Fri Mar 26 15:32:42 2021
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | NVIDIA-SMI 460.67 Driver Version: 460.67 CUDA Version: 11.2 | |-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC | | Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. | | | | MIG M. | |===============================+======================+======================| | 0 GeForce RTX 3090 Off | 00000000:0A:00.0 On | N/A | | 0% 61C P0 322W / 350W | 1916MiB / 24265MiB | 59% Default | | | | N/A | +-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Processes: | | GPU GI CI PID Type Process name GPU Memory | | ID ID Usage | |=============================================================================| | 0 N/A N/A 814 G /usr/lib/Xorg 358MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 27057 C+G ...on/Valheim/valheim.x86_64 1554MiB | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ ``` It even seems to be that Valheim is the only game that I have that is running correctly on its native linux version. Which makes me cast doubt as to whether it is an anomaly or something I did to it.

If I force the use of Proton on the windows version of Slime Rancher though, there is absolutely no lag. Running nvidia-smi shows the following: ``` Fri Mar 26 15:41:20 2021
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | NVIDIA-SMI 460.67 Driver Version: 460.67 CUDA Version: 11.2 | |-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC | | Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. | | | | MIG M. | |===============================+======================+======================| | 0 GeForce RTX 3090 Off | 00000000:0A:00.0 On | N/A | | 69% 77C P0 309W / 350W | 3199MiB / 24265MiB | 55% Default | | | | N/A | +-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Processes: | | GPU GI CI PID Type Process name GPU Memory | | ID ID Usage | |=============================================================================| | 0 N/A N/A 814 G /usr/lib/Xorg 326MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 30452 C+G ... Rancher\SlimeRancher.exe 2867MiB | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ ```

I do not have an iGPU and am physically plugged into the dGPU. I have checked /usr/lib/modprobe.d/ nvidia.conf and the nouveau driver is blacklisted (which is the default setting, I haven't changed anything). The xorg config is the one autogenerated by nvidia-xconfig and looking inside shows that it is saying to use the (proprietary, correct) nvidia driver.

As far as I can tell, the game is running on the CPU. Checking lspci | grep "VGA" shows only the RTX 3090, with no other VGA compatible controllers available. lspci -v shows the RTX 3090's driver in use is the nvidia driver. And the GPU doesn't increase its usage or fan speed whenever the (not working) game is running.

So then, I come to you with a question. How would I force the game to use the dedicated GPU instead of running it on the CPU. I am currently using Steam on Arch Linux.

Update: In the middle of writing this, I tested Valheim on its OpenGL version. For some reason, changing it from its default version to OpenGL makes it not run on the dGPU and tanks its fps. This makes me question if Vulkan code is running on the dGPU and OpenGL code is running on the CPU. (I don't know for certain if the non-OpenGL version of Valheim runs Vulkan or not, I'm just making a guess). In that case, I don't know enough to know how to make OpenGL code run on the dGPU.

03/26/2021 21:28:21 CEST

Storm Engine Open Sourced [game engine behind the Sea Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean games]
URL: https://gamefromscratch.com/storm-engine-open-sourced/
03/26/2021 21:07:06 CEST

Trackmania 2020

So , ive seen the Post about Trackmania 2020 which did run back in July 2020 ,

but i've tried it by now and it seems to crash for me , no matter what i try.

Since the Original post is archived , i hoped that some of those who play it can confirm it broken, or still working?

since for me its crashing randomly when starting it , and i cannot think of something that might cause it.

03/26/2021 20:56:48 CEST

Easily run 32-bit games and apps on fully 64-bit distros with Conty
URL: https://github.com/Kron4ek/Conty
03/26/2021 20:50:41 CEST

Multiplayer shooters for Linux that are NOT named Counter Strike?

Honestly the ability to play with my friends, 3-5 at a time is the only real thing preventing me from full timing linux. The games we like to play tend to be shooters, and they tend to have EAC.

They are not the biggest fans of counter strike. They like warzone, but are getting tired of it. They liked Rainbow six seige for a time.

We are interested in trying SQUAD, but it appears that uses EAC so I dont think I can use it on Linux

Is there a game playable on Linux that will let me play with them?

03/26/2021 20:36:16 CEST

Red Dead Redemption 2 on Epic results in error (Manjaro)

So I installed RDR2, I sadly only have it on Epic. I used the legendary app and when the launcher gets to Rockstar it result in error.

The error says: "Unable to launch game, please verify your game data".

legendary launch Heather [cli] INFO: Logging in... [Core] INFO: Trying to re-use existing login session... [cli] INFO: Checking for updates... [Core] INFO: Getting authentication token... [cli] INFO: Launching Heather...

002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk wine-staging 6.4 is a testing version containing experimental patches. 002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on winehq.org. 0034:err:module:process_init L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winemenubuilder.exe" not found 002c:err:wineboot:process_run_key Error running cmd L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winemenubuilder.exe -a -r" (126). wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 666E497B at address 7BC271A2 (thread 0114), starting debugger... 0114:err:seh:NtRaiseException Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7bc271a2

Any ideas what should I try?

03/26/2021 20:15:51 CEST

I keep getting the warning : Haswell Vulkan support is incomplete when switching to my amd GPU

I two GPUs in my laptop.The first is Intel HD (integrated) and the second is AMD R7 M265.Recently I tried switching to my second GPU by running DRI_PRIME=1 on the game's .exe file(I'm running thisgame on wine).It gave me this error:(I'm copy-pasting so you can have a better idea about the error)

fyras@fyras in ~/.wine/drive_c/users/fyras/Desktop took 4s
[] DRI_PRIME=1 wine ~/.wine/drive_c/users/fyras/Desktop/The_Witcher_3_Wild_Hunt.exe/
wine: cannot find L"/home/fyras/.wine/drive_c/users/fyras/Desktop/The_Witcher_3_Wild_Hunt.exe/"

fyras@fyras in ~/.wine/drive_c/users/fyras/Desktop took 1s
[] MESA-INTEL: warning: Haswell Vulkan support is incomplete
MESA-INTEL: warning: Haswell Vulkan support is incomplete
0094:err:rpc:I_RpcReceive we got fault packet with status 0x1c010003

Can you please help me solve this error?

03/26/2021 20:12:35 CEST

Out of the Park Baseball 22 released

Can be found on Steam here for those who like that kind of thing! Good to see some franchises still supporting Linux.

03/26/2021 19:55:07 CEST

Space station management with a little RTS, Spacebase Startopia is out now
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/space-station-management-with-a-little-rts-spacebase-startopia-is-out-now
03/26/2021 19:50:56 CEST

Where can I locate the games I've installed on wine?

Hello everyone, I have two GPUs in my laptop and I'm trying to use the more powerful one to play the witcher 3.I'm playing the game using Wine.The problem is that I need the game's .exe file path in order to run the DRI_PRIME=1 command.I've tried searching for the game in ~/.wine/drive_c
but it is taking like forever.Can someone please give me a common path for the games installed on wine?btw I advice anyone installing a game on Wine to paste the installation path somewhere. It would have saved me a lot of time.

03/26/2021 19:26:44 CEST

What to do if proton game (rocket league) isn't fully utilizing GPU or CPU?

Howdy folks. I'm trying to improve performance in my favorite game on linux (Rocket League) , and I've run into issues.

I would think that on my hardware (Ryzen R9 3900x, GTX 1080, 32GB RAM, 2TB NVME SSD) this game should be pretty much maxed out. On windows, Rocket League is pretty much always at the max 250 FPS, even at 1440p, which is great as I use a high refresh rate monitor.

On Arch linux with proprietary nvidia drivers installed, I've experienced significantly degraded performance running the game under Steam Proton. The game will run anywhere from 35-60 fps depending on the scene. I understand that /some/ degradation is unavoidable given it's a translation layer, but ProtonDB users all seem to indicate this game runs flawlessly, so I suspect something may be wrong with my setup?

Further confounding me is the fact that neither my CPU not GPU are particularly stressed during gameplay. MangoHUD puts my GPU usage at like 30% and CPU fluctuates around but never really gets above 40%, averaging maybe 15%. On windows, CPU usage is much higher when the game is running so something is squirrely.

Things I have tried that have not worked:

  • Switching to various versions of proton within Steam
  • Uninstalling/reinstalling nvidia drivers
  • Enabling "performance" CPU governor
  • Enabling "performance" Nvidia powermizer setting
  • Fiddling with schedtool to set task priority and cpu affinity, etc.
  • Tried feral "gamemode"
  • Running a windows VM with GPU passthrough - this actually worked and gave me 250fps again... but sort of defeats the point of running linux. Odd that the overhead of a VM and an entire different OS somehow beat out proton.

Given my system isn't stressed at all and others (see here for example) have gotten good performance out of this game, I must be doing something wrong...but I don't know what the bottleneck is.

Any help would be amazing.

03/26/2021 18:51:10 CEST

How to disable popup message for Steam client updates?

Hello guys. How can I disable the popup message whenever an update for Steam client is available? It is very annoying to me, when doing some work or even watching a YouTube video in fullscreen mode. The message popsup in focus and with my automatic tiling manager, it even changes the layout of the windows until I click the popup away.

I have to the option to restart now, which I am not doing anyway and just close the dialog. So there is no point in showing me the message. And because I am in the beta program of Steam, it shows up every few days.

I already asked in the r/Steam, but nobody replied and I got downvotes, which do not understand why. I have looked into the settings and searched the web without success. Does anyone of you know how to disable the popup messages for Steam updates?

03/26/2021 18:46:07 CEST

L4T Ubuntu installation gone wrong
URL: https://youtu.be/yMpsPHPO62A
03/26/2021 18:04:53 CEST

Is it possible to play Age Of History on Linux?

I like history and games about it. And this game is the greatest for me! Is it possible to play the game on Lnux or do i have to dual boot Wndows?

03/26/2021 16:26:30 CEST

Wine and WineBottler aren't working

I'm having a problem doing things on Wine. When i try to run an exe. by opening wine, it flashes for a second and then disappears. For WineBottler, whenever I try to download something from the home page it crashes. I have Xquarts installed on 2.7.11, and I'm using Mojave and the latest development version of Wine and Bottler. What am I doing wrong?

03/26/2021 16:24:09 CEST

Any wow the burning crusade beta testers on linux?

If any, would be interested to hear have you seen any errors or such on linux / lutris / wine.

How was installation etc.

03/26/2021 16:11:32 CEST

Doom Eternal Update Causes Entire System to Freeze

Anyone else experiencing system freezes with the new update? I've been playing this game for over a year no problems, but now after a few minutes of playing my entire system freeze and I get no response from any key input. Thought it might be an audio issue bc I had some good luck with not plugging in my wireless headphone dongle but it just takes longer to happen then. I even downgraded my kernel to 5.9.x and 5.10.x to see if it was a bug in the newer kernels but it still happens. I've even run journalctl side by side with Doom but unfortunately the crash and subsequent freeze is so fast that nothing pops up on the screen in time for me to investigate later.

03/26/2021 15:17:39 CEST

Is there actually no game or my computer cant run it?
URL: https://v.redd.it/li596qoppdp61
03/26/2021 15:03:06 CEST

Steam Freezing while installing games.

So I think ever since the update for the February 13th release on Tuesday March 23rd may have screwed up my client a bit. Now when I install a game or update the steam client will freeze for a minute randomly then go back to being functional. The games still work and I can play them. But its getting annoying that this is happening now.

I have tried shutting down and powering up my computer, installing the new Nvidia Drivers. But that didn't work so I'm thinking its a client issue. Is this happening to anyone else? I'm on POP OS 20.04

03/26/2021 14:46:40 CEST

Bad experience with NVIDIA drivers

Hi all, couple days ago I got Geforce GTX 580 after friend send it to me, I know it's old card but it was beast alternative to my PC iGPU Intel HD 2000 ,

Anyway I need that card mostly for blender in Linux, first disappointing I had were Cycle in Blender 2.8 and above doesn't support these card(Due to Nvidia dropping CUDA toolkit support for it).

To be Honest Blender EVEE render in view port(uses OpenGL) were superb compare on Intel iGPU I have, Now let's go to drivers installation and system performance, I'm Using Linux Mint 20 and Xfce 4.14.2 First I download and install NVIDIA_390.141.run driver, first thing I notice is sub-menu becomes laggy and some minor glitch in windows while resizing/moving it . e.g the highlight in menus disappears or appears after mouse pass it, which means menu/sub-menu takes noticeable time to render .

This is dmesg -T output

[Fri Mar 26 10:15:41 2021] nvidia: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[Fri Mar 26 10:15:41 2021] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[Fri Mar 26 10:15:41 2021] nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
[Fri Mar 26 10:15:41 2021] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: vgaarb: changed VGA decodes: olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=io+mem
[Fri Mar 26 10:15:41 2021] [drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20150116 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
[Fri Mar 26 10:15:42 2021] nvidia_uvm: Loaded the UVM driver, major device number 240
[Fri Mar 26 10:15:42 2021] caller os_map_kernel_space+0x6d/0xb0 [nvidia] mapping multiple BARs
[Fri Mar 26 10:15:42 2021] caller os_map_kernel_space+0x6d/0xb0 [nvidia] mapping multiple BARs
[Fri Mar 26 10:16:02 2021] caller os_map_kernel_space+0x6d/0xb0 [nvidia] mapping multiple BARs

Currently I'm using 340.108 driver since it's the only one that comes with CUDA , at least according to Blender, the updated driver 390.141 didn't comes with anything new accept supporting higher version of OpenGL 4.5 instead 4.4 in 340.108

03/26/2021 14:42:05 CEST

Minecraft Dungeons update causes game to crash on start up

I've been playing this without issues through Lutris, didn't play it for a couple of weeks, then received an update and suddenly the game will crash when starting.

I did a full re-install, and I'm able to get into the game and play immediately following installation, however the next time I try and play it asks me to repair the game, says it failed to to check for game dependencies, then when I launch the game it crashes.

Is anyone else having this issue? I'm pretty sure the update borked the game running on Wine. I'm really not sure what to do. I play this game with my son and he's pretty sad that we can't continue.

I'm on Manjaro Gnome, GTX1070

03/26/2021 14:25:42 CEST

Mouse and keyboard both considered, Ducky or Zowie? And why?

I'm currently planning to change setups, so all opinions are great to hear.

Any other recommendations are welcome

03/26/2021 13:33:53 CEST

User-Generated Content Promotional Content by Users for Brands
URL: https://martechlive.com/user-generated-content-promotional-by-users-for-brands/
03/26/2021 13:31:51 CEST

flatpak-wine updated with Proton-6.4-GE-1
03/26/2021 13:04:22 CEST

Mortal Online II is working for me.

Linux Manjaro + Steam Proton

Manjaro 5.21.3

Proton Experimental

Launch Options -force-opengl

Linux Kernel 5.11.6-1

Nvidia Driver 460.56

System Ryzen 3600, 1660 Super, 16GB 3200mhz.

03/26/2021 12:06:33 CEST

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice standalone expansion announced
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/shadow-tactics-blades-of-the-shogun-aikos-choice-standalone-expansion-announced/#comments
03/26/2021 11:57:50 CEST

Sub Rosa, an experimental online multiplayer FPS finally enters Early Access
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/sub-rosa-an-experimental-online-multiplayer-fps-finally-enters-early-access
03/26/2021 11:56:52 CEST

How to Record, Capture and Edit Game Footage on Linux OBS Studio &amp; Kdenlive

Hi guys.

So I've just released a quick video on how I typically record and edit game footage for my channel, which I thought might be helpful for people attempting the same.


In the video I cover some tips on reducing the overhead when recording and playing a game at the same time, as well how to get the best codec (VP09) when uploading a video to YouTube.

Video Summary

In short, I used OBS Studio for recording game footage using the Windows Capture source over Display Capture as the latter will cause a performance hit.

Since I have a nVidia GTX 1080, I further reduce overhead by using the NVENC encoder, but you can use the CPU Low Profile or the equivalent for AMD / Intel instead.

I use keyboard shortcuts to pause the recording during loading screens or mute the microphone during cutscenes, which helps to cut down on the editing time later on.

For editing I use Kdenlive, and render the finished project using NVENC to significantly cut down on overall rendering time.

When it comes to uploading videos to YouTube, I purposely upscale my videos to 1440p so I receive the better VP09 codec which is better suited for motion scenes in video games, but for tutorials or still images, the default AVC codec is fine.

Obviously this is my preference, and I know there are other open-source or proprietary options out there, but I've found a combination of OBS Studio and Kdenlive does the job for me.

Let me know your setups in the comments.

As always, if you found this helpful, check out my channel for more Linux related content.



03/26/2021 11:26:13 CEST

Using system buttons on steam

Is it possible? If so how can I do it?

03/26/2021 10:53:17 CEST

Save 20% on Stardew Valley on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/413150/Stardew_Valley/
03/26/2021 08:37:45 CEST

Is there a quick and easy way to ensure all steam games launch with specified parameters?

Wondering if there's any way to avoid going through each game one by one and adding launch parameters, that's all. Is there a way to "bulk add" a launch param which applies to all games?

03/26/2021 07:40:13 CEST

If you had both a 6900 XT and a 3090, which would you use?

I know this is the most first world of all first world problems, but it's one I have.

The pros of the 3090:

  • In Windows you get DLSS and raytracing. I haven't booted to Windows for more than a few minutes in a very very long time, but still, it's nice to have if there's a title you're dying to play with the most eye candy and huge performance gains.

  • Double the hashrate on ethereum when you're not doing any gaming.

  • Cuda is pretty handy for doing machine learning things.

  • 8 GB more VRAM, might actually come into play at super-high resolutions.

Pros of the 6900 XT:

  • Open source drivers.

  • Maybe there's a hope of an open source DLSS equivalent coming soon.

  • Linux performance honestly doesn't seem significantly worse than the 3090. While playing Valheim at 5120x1440 I seem to get very comparable framerates between both cards.

  • Much less expensive.

  • Wayland support

  • Sort of niche, but I noticed that while mining with my 6900 XT I could still use the desktop and even game--I was still able to get 80 FPS or so in League of Legends while mining while only losing 10% hash rate or so--with Nvidia, all of X seems to chug a bit and hiccup when the GPU is being fully utilized.

So yeah, if you were me, and you were in the extremely fortunate position to be in possession of both these cards. What would you do? I'm leaning towards the 3090 as I still feel like it certainly has the edge (and the ether hashing will make up for the difference in what I can get once I sell one of the cards).

I want to pick the 6900 XT, but I think if we're ignoring price it's hard to choose it over the 3090. What are your thoughts?

03/26/2021 05:47:52 CEST

Them's Fightin' Herds: Linux Version Now Live!
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/thems-fightin-herds-linux-version-now-live/
03/26/2021 03:30:42 CEST

What should I look for in a laptop to avoid Linux driver issues or other problems?

I'm looking for a used laptop, with dedicated graphics for gaming and cad. My budget is under $600. I know a desktop would be ideal, but due to an injury I am stuck in a recliner most off the time.

Also has anyone tried any external gpu's through thunderbolt or mini pcie on Linux? I've seen a few videos about "the beast" but they're all windows setups and had a lot of problems.

03/26/2021 02:58:26 CEST

Besides Valve Index is there any other (cheaper) VR system that works fine on linux?


So my rift cv1 decided to die, and now i would like a new VR system, of course i would not fall in the same error and buy another that is windows only (and even more from a company like facebook...), but the valve index is just a bit too expensive for my wallet (though you get what you pay for, i already tried it and it's totally worth it). It's the only Vr system that works natively on linux though

So... any other VR systems that work on linux natively?

03/26/2021 02:40:25 CEST

URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1517140/BOX_THE_BEAT_VR/
03/26/2021 02:40:02 CEST

Xbox controller "connected" but still "blinking", Fedora 32

All I want to do is play Jedi: Fallen Order

I bought a new Xbox controller (I think the new official name is just Xbox Wireless Controller), and am having problems connecting it in Fedora 32 via bluetooth (also via neither USB wired nor USB wireless adapter). I'm hoping someone here can help me sort this out, and hopefully this post can help future readers too.

I've already done/tried these things:

What happens when i connect on Bluetooth is:

  1. turn on the controller - i see slow blinking
  2. Hold the pair button on the controller - fast blinking
  3. Initiate pairing & connection from Gnome/bluetooth settings dialog
  4. The device pairs/connects sometimes (after disable_ertm)
  5. I see slow blinking again...

But Steam displays the xbox controller in the controllerr config. The controller is unresponsive though during calibration though. Obviously, it's never detected by the game

As I mentioned above. I've tried using a wired usb c -> 3.0A connection to pair it... Mostly the same result.

I also bought the wireless USB dongle... But i can't really get that to do anything. The adapter appears on lsusb... But it doesn't do much else.

I thought I'd try to update the controllers firmware, but without an xbox or a windows machine (I do have a VM), I didn't get as far as I'd have liked.

Any other ideas? I'd really appreciate it

03/26/2021 01:43:38 CEST

Game crashes on New Game start

I'm a newbie to Linux gaming. I just installed the Ubuntu Gaming 20.04 distro as a dual boot with windows 10. My system is a Dell Inspiron 5000 series with 8gb of ram. I've got the game working fine on the windows partition, but when I start a new game, it crashes on the loading screen. I've also got FNV installed on this partition and it runs fine. I moved the xlive file to the Fallout folder and that got me to the new game screen but it crashes after that. Does anyone know what is preventing it from starting a new game?

03/26/2021 01:23:00 CEST

Need some help configuring a Lenovo Legion 5 15ARH05H

This is my first gaming laptop, bought it mainly for work, running a dual boot (Win10/Arch) and I'm facing some problems with Linux configuration. Since I never had a machine with 2 gpus this is quite confusing to me, so far I'm running Linux with the discrete card only (Bios set) 'cause the tty freezes when I execute startx with both 'cards' enabled, read a bunch of stuff from arch wiki but still couldn't get it working, the system is running quite slow (graphic wise) even with the latest nvidia drivers available (460.67-3) never heard of bumblebee and optimus until now (was stuck with a years old netbook) so it's all quite new to me. Also wondering if there's any gain running a full DE (kde/gnome..) when it comes to gaming.

03/26/2021 01:20:01 CEST

What does the move to Wayland mean for gaming?

More and more distros are now pushing Wayland; I'm wondering what it means for gaming.

Is there going to be a compatiblilty tool that allows for this? Will we need to exit Wayland sessions and reboot into an X session (in my opinion several people will then just choose to boot into windows at that point)?

I'm just curious as to how this is going to play out.

03/26/2021 00:49:27 CEST

Is gta 5 from epic games still borked?

It's a quite big game so I'll download or not, can someone pls tell? I tried 2 weeks ago and it was borked.

03/26/2021 00:24:58 CEST

Virtual Desktop for Linux?

Bigscreen VR and the one built into SteamVR don't work. I tried SimulaVR, but it can't play videos. I want to try XRDesktop, but I can't figure out how to install it. I tried some video players inside VRChat, but I couldn't get them to work. Do you all have any advice?

03/25/2021 23:49:47 CEST

Cant open AnBox on my Kde plasma/ubutnu

I installed AnBox via snap but when I try open I get the GUI with 'starting' but then it crashes. My os stuff: Operating System: Kubuntu 20.04

KDE Plasma Version: 5.18.5

KDE Frameworks Version: 5.68.0

Qt Version: 5.12.8

Kernel Version: 5.8.0-48-generic

OS Type: 64-bit

Also, I'm new to Linux so if you need something from me explain it in baby steps, please.

03/25/2021 23:02:35 CEST

If you're having joystick related issues with games, it may be because an unwanted device is being detected as a peripheral.

Posting this so that other people don't have to go through as much pain as I did for this.

Some games (in my case, Hollow Knight) have issues when unsupported controllers are detected, but you might be confused as to why an issue like this would happen when you (should) only have one controller connected. For me, it was because my ASRock motherboard's RGB controller of all things was being detected as a joystick.

In that case (or if you're having controller related issues like unwanted things being detected as controllers) I'd advise you to do the following:

  • Check steam for unwanted input devices or alternatively, type the command ls /dev/input/js* to list all the paths for input devices on your system
  • Type lsusb to get the Vendor ID and Product ID (the first and last 4 alphanumerical characters of the "ID xxxx:yyyy" string respectively)
  • Create a udev rule file in /etc/udev/rules.d/99-whatever-you-want-to-name-this.rules using your favorite text editor of choice. (The number in the file has to be there but doesn't do anything other than affect the order the file is loaded on startup)
  • Paste the following two lines into the file and replace the idVendor and idProduct values with the alphanumerical strings you got from lsusb earlier.

SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{idVendor}=="xxxx", ATTRS{idProduct}=="yyyy", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=="?*", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=""
SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{idVendor}=="xxxx", ATTRS{idProduct}=="yyyy", KERNEL=="js[0-9]*", RUN+="/bin/rm %E{DEVNAME}", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=""

(Reddit probably formats the above as 4 lines but it should be typed/pasted as 2)

03/25/2021 22:31:19 CEST

How to properly overclock nvidia gpu in arch or ubuntu?

In arch I tried this gwe thing, but it depends on some aur packages aswell, too much to do. I checked on google that, it was possible by nvidia-settings before, like for older gtx 4xx cards. Funny, they allowed that for older cards but for newer cards we got nothing at all!! I have gtx 1080 now. So it won't work.

I know of the coolbits thing, but it only allows me to change the fan speed and something called as powermizer thing aswell, but I don't get it, it says min -200 max 2000, should I put like -200 there or just 200? Don't know if it ever works though. There isn't any button to check. I tried all numbers ,1 4 8 31 28... Is there an easy way to do this?

03/25/2021 21:20:53 CEST

should i update dxvk in old proton-GE prefixes

i keep around several older Proton-GE prefixes for every wine version in case a game does not work with the newest release (found a lot of games work best with 5-9), i am wondering if it would be beneficial to update the dxvk in these older prefixes with the newer versions of dxvk or will this introduce unknown problems?

03/25/2021 20:22:48 CEST

Black Screen Issues

Ok, so I've successfully opened the Gamemaker game I mentioned in a previous post, but now it displays absolutely nothing except for a black screen. No sound either. I'm using the Wine Stable Build (newest version) and a Macbook High Sierra (2017 model). How do I fix this black screen issue?

03/25/2021 20:07:19 CEST

Save 50% on Tannenberg on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/633460/Tannenberg/
03/25/2021 19:41:46 CEST

Roots of Pacha closing out Kickstarter campaign as 900% funded
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/roots-of-pacha-closing-out-kickstarter-900-funded/
03/25/2021 19:39:31 CEST

Black Powder Red Earth turn based tactics now has a 1.0 Date
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/black-powder-red-earth-turn-based-tactics-1-0-date/
03/25/2021 19:35:33 CEST

Need some help configuring a Lenovo Legion 5 15ARH05H

This is my first gaming laptop, bought it mainly for work, running a dual boot (Win10/Arch) and I'm facing some problems with Linux configuration. Since I never had a machine with 2 gpus this is quite confusing to me, so far I'm running Linux with the discrete card only (Bios set) 'cause the tty freezes when I execute startx with both 'cards' enabled, read a bunch of stuff from arch wiki but still couldn't get it working, the system is running quite slow (graphic wise) even with the latest nvidia drivers available (460.67-3) never heard of bumblebee and optimus until now (was stuck with a years old netbook) so it's all quite new to me. Also wondering if theres any gain running a full DE (kde/gnome..) when it comes to gaming.

03/25/2021 19:31:24 CEST

glXChooseVisual failed

Hi, I recently installed deepin os and was downloading all my applications. I installed steam and when I wanted to launch it, it told me that glXChooseVisual failed. I started researching and found out that I had to have a 32bit package of some kind, I tried to search for the one they told me about but couldn't fine it in my package manager or install it from my terminal. So I wanted to see if there is a different package that I can download or driver of some kind.

03/25/2021 19:31:02 CEST

Nothing happens after executing from wine

Hey all!

I got really curious about how difficult (or not) could it be to run a pirated game from wine.

I recently downloaded the setup and it went great, but when I execute from wine ('wine game.exe') nothing happens, no output, no proccess running, nothing. It just takes me back to the directory i'm standing.

Is there anything I can tweak from winetricks that could help to make the game run? Such as libraries, compatibilities, etc.

Before you tell anything about piracy, I'm just doing this out of curiosity. I don't support pirated games, but in my country games are really expensive (imagine paying nearly 10.000 with a 35.000 salary) and piracy is a good tool for actually testing the game before making the decision of actualy buying it.

Any help will be appreciated!

03/25/2021 19:16:06 CEST

Who wants a Linux version of Floating Islands of Nucifera? :-D
03/25/2021 18:49:32 CEST

Total War Rome Remastered Announce Trailer

The legend returns, Total War Rome Remastered will be released on Steam on April 29th. The remastered version of Rome: Total War will be released on the PC platform for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can find the details in our news.

03/25/2021 18:28:44 CEST

Them's Fightin' Herds released for Linux along with 2.0 update and Shanty DLC, 40% off
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/574980/Thems_Fightin_Herds/
03/25/2021 18:23:48 CEST

CSGO underwhelming performance

My PC on windows was never dropping below 200fps, now on linux mint It gives me a very shitty feeling with 150-200fps. Is there anything I can do for better performance? It just feels weird when I'm playing, like it's not as smooth as before. I was reading some threads but I don't understand most of the stuff yet, since I just switched to linux.

144hz monitor, vsync disabled.

Also I installed the game from steam that I installed from software manager.

03/25/2021 17:40:58 CEST

The first person action rpg that I left my office job (and moved to Vermont) to work on.
URL: /r/vermont/comments/md20mv/the_first_person_action_rpg_that_i_left_my_office/
03/25/2021 17:24:11 CEST

Valve Index microphone does not work on Manjaro Linux

My computer recognizes the input, but it does not work. I it worked fine with my Windows computer.

03/25/2021 17:20:04 CEST

Help with Playing Gamemaker Game

I load up the game, but it displays this error: Win32 function failed: HRESULT: 0x80004005 Call: at line 230 in file /Graphics_DisplayM.cpp. How do I solve this error?

(I'm on a MacBook Pro High Sierra, and I am using the current version of Wine with Winetricks installed)

03/25/2021 17:11:56 CEST

Total War:Rome REMASTERED is coming to Linux on April 29th
URL: https://twitter.com/feralgames/status/1375101767600508933?s=19
03/25/2021 16:37:47 CEST

Valve Index on Manjaro Linux no audio or micorphone

Everything works except audio and microphone. Other users have reported similar issues. The computer does not recognize the audio device.

03/25/2021 16:28:29 CEST

Total War: ROME REMASTERED Coming to Windows, macOS &amp; Linux April 29th
URL: https://youtu.be/ED3yHK_mnAc
03/25/2021 16:16:43 CEST

Lenovo X220 eGPU GNU/Linux

I have all the cables connected to my Thinkpad X220

I don't know if my MSI graphics card is recognized by my X220, or how MSI is the main graphics card on my X220 instead of an Intel 3000 graphics card

I'm running on Debian Buster 10

03/25/2021 16:08:35 CEST

Looking for a solution for running games in windowed mode with black borders or blacked-out background

Is this somehow possible? I'm running KDE Plasma with all the usual stuff, steam, lutris, and so on.

My intention behind this is, with higher resolutions of monitors (eg. 3840x1600, 4k or even higher) games are pretty hungry for hardware. With the current prices of GPU's, and availability, upgrading is out of the question.

Also, playing on lower resolutions is usually relatively ugly when it stretches the image to cover the whole screen. So, my idea was to just run specific, more demanding games windowed on a lower resolution with a black border that fills out the rest of the screen, or just dim the background, to have better immersion.

Running anything windowed and borderless on any resolution is no problem at all, KDE has the tools for that. But I have no option to render a border around specific windows, or dim the background when specific windows are open on just one monitor. The option to dim inactive windows is there btw, you just can't add it to specific windows as far as I know.

03/25/2021 14:51:15 CEST

GTA V on Linux?

Hi all, I have been having trouble with getting GTA V to run on Linux. I have tried both the epic games launcher and on Steam however the problem always seems to be the rockstar games launcher. I have tried lutris but had no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

03/25/2021 14:51:10 CEST

Enabling Discord RPC

Enabling Discord RPC for games under Wine/Proton

Since Wine doesn't offer a "native" interface for games running under it to connect to the Discord RPC listener on Linux, here's a short guide on how to make RPC work.

I used this method on Manjaro 20.2.1 'Nibia,' though it should work the same on all other distros too.


  • [x] An internet connection
  • [x] Wine/Proton already set up with winetricks/protontricks installed
  • [x] This tarball by Marc3842h
  • [x] A Terminal


  • Download the tarball and extract it to a folder. You can extract it anywhere, but I'll be using /opt/discord-rpc
  • Make sure you have the bin64 and the bin32 folders in /opt/discord-rpc
  • Open a terminal and append the locations of the bin64 and bin32 folders to the WINEDLLPATH environment variable using the following command export WINEDLLPATH=$WINEDLLPATH:/opt/discord-rpc/bin64:/opt/discord-rpc/bin32
  • Run winetricks/protontricks, select your wine prefix, and run winecfg
  • Head to the libraries tab, and add a new override for library by typing in discord-rpc and clicking add. Hit Apply, and then OK
  • Run your game the way you usually would, and RPC should be working now

Note: This has to be done for each game individually. There might be a way to set it up for all wineprefixes at once, but I'm not aware of how to do that.

03/25/2021 14:28:03 CEST

Max Payne 1 mouse is super jittery and sensitive

Hi Im trying to get Max Payne to work but the mouse is super sensitive and is making the game unplayable even with the FixitAll patch.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

03/25/2021 14:05:31 CEST

Metro Exodus will finally arrive native on Linux on April 14th!
URL: https://twitter.com/MetroVideoGame/status/1375056615880134658
03/25/2021 13:35:49 CEST

Metro: Exodus will arrive native on Linux on April 14th
URL: https://twitter.com/MetroVideoGame/status/1375056615880134658
03/25/2021 13:33:02 CEST

Return of Stallman to FSF sparks outrage among open-source and free software leaders | ZDNet
URL: https://www.zdnet.com/article/return-of-stallman-to-fsf-sparks-outrage-among-open-source-and-free-software-leaders
03/25/2021 13:31:32 CEST

Dead Mage say no to paid DLC, Children of Morta to get free upgrades soon
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/dead-mage-say-no-to-pai-dlc-children-of-morta-to-get-free-upgrades-soon
03/25/2021 13:15:34 CEST

Beyond a Steel Sky releases on DRM-free store GOG with a Linux build up now
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/beyond-a-steel-sky-releases-on-drm-free-store-gog-with-a-linux-build-up-now
03/25/2021 12:17:15 CEST

Epic 2D RPG Chronicon gets a major upgrade, Linux build finally up to date
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/epic-2d-rpg-chronicon-gets-a-major-upgrade-linux-build-finally-up-to-date
03/25/2021 12:17:07 CEST

If you want a steam game on Linux, add it to your wish list.

... and set your only platform to Linux in the settings of Steam. The Developers will see how many people want this game on Linux in their statistics.

03/25/2021 11:03:03 CEST

Steam In-Home-Streaming or Steam Link? Which is Best?
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/steam-in-home-streaming-or-steam-link-which-is-best/
03/25/2021 10:05:29 CEST

A New Approach to Helping Players Learn Dota
URL: https://www.dota2.com/newsentry/2995430596679058277
03/25/2021 09:59:53 CEST

Devs of new FPS WW1 shooter Isonzo are "looking into" having support for Linux

The previous two games from the devs (Verdun and Tannenberg) both have support for linux.

So please add the game to your wishlist on Steam and join the forum here to tell them if this is something you want to see on Linux.


03/25/2021 09:53:56 CEST

MultiMC 0.6.12 released


Good news for people that play minecraft mods on linux, because multiMC 0.6.12 adds modpack browsers for technic launcher, curseforge launcher, and all FTB modpacks. Especially for the curse forge launcher, which didn't have a naitive linux version and I didn't get any luck running correctly in WINE (eventually I got it running via lutris but it still didn't want to download the mods because java wasn't installed, and I couldn't get java 8 to work in WINE), I no longer need to use that in a virtual machine to download all the mods and then seperately copy all mods it downloaded into a MultiMC profile.

For if you didn't know, MultiMC is an open source minecraft launcher that makes a new .minecraft folder for every profile, making it way easier to manage modpacks because you don't have to replace all mods in your mod folder every time you want to change modpacks.

03/25/2021 09:50:26 CEST

Save 85% on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/337000/Deus_Ex_Mankind_Divided/
03/25/2021 09:45:35 CEST

[Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes] DualShock3 not working in Proton (native Linux programs work, eg.: mame)

I'm running ArchLinux. As in title DS3 is not working via bluetooth neither USB. In Linux the joystick is recognized and working correctly. I have NO udev rules (rpcs3) . I tried latest Proton version available in Steam and also tested Proton-6.1-GE-2 (https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom). Also, I tested various controller settings in both Steam and also per-game, but nothing changes. Also tested against latest linux-zen and latest linux-lts. None of the above made the DualShock3 working.

03/25/2021 09:14:01 CEST

Valorant's anticheat bypassed by double virtualization, seems playable on Linux
URL: https://youtu.be/L1JCCdo1bG4
03/25/2021 09:11:54 CEST

Sea of Thieves Winesteam on Lutris

Hello beautiful people

i have recently made the switch to manjaro on my home rig, and SoT is running at less than half the frames as it did on windows. i have already determined that my GPU is being bottlenecked by my CPU, but are there any tricks or tweaks out there to boost the FPS? i have already flattened the graphics settings and raised the priority for the program to high. is this just a compatibility issue or are there more favorable settings? going through the defaults of Lutris using the Steamwine runner. i have my Nvidia Prime Render offload enabled. the graphical driver is up to date.

Thanks for the help!

03/25/2021 09:10:18 CEST

CodeWeavers's CrossOver instead of Wine?

Since CodeWeavers is doing a lot of work in Wine then I am wondering how well CrossOver is for gaming.

Have anyone used it? Is it better than Wine?

03/25/2021 08:53:01 CEST

CodeWeavers is searching for a General Wine Developer [Valve Steam Play/Proton]. Does someone know anyone that can handle that job?
URL: https://www.codeweavers.com/about/jobs
03/25/2021 08:43:48 CEST

Very close to setting up a Gaming VM on Debian 11 Bullseye, I am stuck trying to passthrough my GPU. Any advice?


This is a link to a couple of posts I already made. I would like to know how to set my device ids to vfio, but when I tried to do that it still says my nvidia drivers are in use. Any suggestions?


03/25/2021 08:12:35 CEST

[HELP] Problem with latest wine-tkg-git 6.4-r11 package

Hey all,

Anyone got problem with wine-tkg-git? I built it twice and i keep getting same issue. starting it in a prefix creates the prefix wrong. No program files folder and the system32 and syswow64 folders are empty. So this version just wont launch anything or winecfg.

Last week i built it and all works fine. I dunno if its me or the actual package.

Can you build it and test it also?

03/25/2021 07:18:47 CEST

PlaneShift Unreal Engine Alpha 0.7.8 is available!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1trQBTGchA
03/25/2021 07:06:34 CEST

Just wanted to shout into the echo chamber. (Please Ignore)

I have been on and off again on Linux for a while. Whenever I go off it is because of work software. I am finally migrating to a virtual machine though as my in house software is not stable on wine.

What I really came here to say is that wine and proton have really come super long way over the past few years. There is not a single game that I would like to play that I am unable to. Even looking at the list of top 100 games very few of them do not work.

To admit it I do not really game online as I prefer solo experiences, but even then tons of online games work just fine. I'm just really excited about this big milestone that Linux has made and it really is helping the community grow in size.

The last big thing for me is to get office(begrudgingly) for work compatibility reasons. I am pretty sure my work is going to move the software we use to be a webapp as it is just an electron app that does not offer any functionality over what competing webapps offer.

Anyway just wanted to shout into the echo chamber.... or void if everyone actually ignores this post.

03/25/2021 06:26:57 CEST

Brickadia, a block-building game, is in free open alpha, and has native Linux support.
URL: https://youtu.be/ri4UWS1Mgpg
03/25/2021 06:13:00 CEST

Sanity of Morris psychological horror adventure releases on Linux
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/sanity-of-morris-psychological-horror-adventure-releases/
03/25/2021 04:23:24 CEST

SimPocalypse delivers the Nuclear Update which is the biggest yet
URL: https://linuxgameconsortium.com/simpocalypse-delivers-the-nuclear-update/
03/25/2021 04:22:17 CEST

Catalina/Big Sur

Hello. A relatively clueless user here. I am now faced with the need to upgrade my Mac to at least 10.14 (from 10.13) . I'm wondering if WINE works on 10.15/11.x so I could get all of them in one go. I have an Intel processor. When I go to update to Big Sur, it's saying that Wine Stable will no longer work after updating to 10.15. Any suggestions?

03/25/2021 01:02:06 CEST

dual boot help

I want to install windows on a seperate partition because of compatibilty, is there any way i can do that without a usb drive?

03/24/2021 23:51:00 CEST

Switching between Linux &amp; Win 10 results in some games not working

Hi guys,

I recently have been using Linux (specifically Ubuntu 18.04) for some PhD work. However, I find that whenever I return to Windows 10, games like Gears 5 no longer connect to online services unless I reinstall - which is obviously very frustrating!

I first installed Linux about a year ago and I remember setting a command so that Linux read the time in the same way that Windows does. Before, whenever I'd switch between the two operating systems my Window's clock would be +1 hour - so maybe that's got something to do with it?

I was just wondering if anybody else has come across an issue like this and has any suggestions on what I can do about it?

Thanks in advance

03/24/2021 22:45:08 CEST

Gaming on PopOS

Hello everyone, so I was wondering, how I can play games on Linux but without compromising my privacy, are there any extra steps that I should need to do maybe using a certain email provider, VPNs or even having a virtual machine, or I'm taking this too far?

I use PopOS, if you have any advices please, let me know.

Thanks to everyone in advance!

03/24/2021 22:32:52 CEST

There's no monkeying around in the new roller game Rolled Out!
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/theres-no-monkeying-around-in-the-new-roller-game-rolled-out
03/24/2021 21:51:55 CEST

Recommend Software for Undervolting?

I am looking to undervolt my 5700XT but I am running Manjaro Linux.

Can someone recommend some software to undervolt my graphics card? I also want software to test the stability of the undervolt?

03/24/2021 21:12:32 CEST

Save disk space for your games: BTRFS filesystem compression as alternative to CompactGUI on Linux

So, there are programs for indos like CompactGUI or Compactor that can compress files or folders on NTFS partition using filesystem's capabilities of that. It's very good for some cases and can even make games load faster, especially huge ones that need to read a lot of data from disk. See this table for reference: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14CVXd6PTIYE9XlNpRsxJUGaoUzhC5titIC1rzQHI4yI

Also there is alternative

You can have such boon on Linux too (because Linux is awesome as we know), btrfs's transparent compression to the rescue!

2 possible scenarios:

  1. Set compression per folder

    set compression attribute for a folder so that

    newly written files get automatically compressed

    sudo chattr +c "


    set compression to new and hot zstd

    btrfs property set "

    " compression zstd

    compress currently existing files if there are any

    -r = recursive

    -v = verbose

    btrfs filesystem defragment -czstd -r -v "


    see results of compression

    sudo compsize "


  2. Use compression for the whole partition


# zstd's compression is level 3 by default, but let's be explicit here
UUID=07e198ed-18a3-41ed-9e48-bde82ead65fc   /mnt/games      btrfs   defaults,noatime,compress=zstd:3    0  2

That's it! New files written to partition will be automatically compressed.

Worth noting that btrfs is smart and won't compress files that aren't good for that. Video (AV1, HEVC, H.264), audio (FLAC, opus) or images are already compressed with highly efficient codecs specifically designed for storing that kind of data, so trying to compress them with general purpose zstd is futile.


03/24/2021 21:10:09 CEST

Proton-GE-6.4-1 Crashes Mortal Online 2 but not TKG

Does anyone know why MO2 crashes with LATEST proton-ge at menu after 5sec or so? it does this in both DX11 and 12 mode, its a complete freeze and requires a logout to fix.

03/24/2021 20:21:43 CEST

Error on windows 10 single gpu passthrough vm "Error starting domain: Cannot recv data: Connection reset by peer"

Hello, I've already made this post on r/VFIO but have not found a solution yet. I've been trying to set up a windows 10 vm with single gpu pass through on Arch Linux using virt manager. I'm following these guides https://github.com/bryansteiner/gpu-passthrough-tutorial#part3 and https://gitlab.com/Karuri/vfio. I set it all up and ran it without adding the pci for the gpu into the xml. It worked fine, so then i went back into the vm settings and added usb hardware the pci hardware for the gpu. I also added the lines

to the in the xml. I also added


under .

Also I'm trying to get the vm to boot off of a windows install i have on one of my drives, here is disk in the xml:

After hitting run, the vm doesn't start and then after about a minute i get this error message:

Error starting domain: Cannot recv data: Connection reset by peer

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/asyncjob.py", line 65, in cb_wrapper

callback(asyncjob, *args, **kwargs)

File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/asyncjob.py", line 101, in tmpcb

callback(*args, **kwargs)

File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/object/libvirtobject.py", line 57, in newfn

ret = fn(self, *args, **kwargs)

File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/object/domain.py", line 1329, in startup


File "/usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 1353, in create

raise libvirtError('virDomainCreate() failed')

libvirt.libvirtError: Cannot recv data: Connection reset by peer

After I get this error the virt manager loses connection to qemu/kvm and won't reconnect

I looked up this error and most of the solutions mention ssh, which I don't see how that relates to this (I'm really unfamiliar with ssh stuff in general)? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you and sorry if this is a dumb question.

03/24/2021 19:45:15 CEST

apex on mac

heya, does anyone know if its possible to play apex on mac?

03/24/2021 17:51:09 CEST

Heavens Vault - Music and Cutscenes have sound, but dialogue is muted

Any ideas why that could be?

Using Pop!OS and Proton 5.0.10. I also tried starting just the .exe with a lutris wine version and had the same issue.

03/24/2021 15:53:05 CEST

Someone playing AOE II DE?

Hi, I am using Proton on Steam to run AOE II DE. I noticed this gives and "out of sync" error when cross-platform multiplayer.

So, I would like to know if there is a way to correct this problem or if anyone else is open to play together.

03/24/2021 15:31:24 CEST

Any way to turn off GNOME hot corners while a steam game is full-screened?

I'm running into this issue playing Valheim where I hit tab to access my inventory and when my mouse hits the corner the hot corner activates. I'd rather not turn hot corners off since I like being able to use them when I'm not gaming. Does anyone know if there's a way to prevent hot corners from activating while a steam game is full screen?

03/24/2021 15:30:36 CEST

VR on Linux seems dead. Is it also dead on other platforms?
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/search/?vrsupport=401&os=linux&filter=topsellers
03/24/2021 14:55:19 CEST

Save 78% on Borderlands 2 Game of the Year on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sub/32848/
03/24/2021 14:46:42 CEST

Save 85% on RPG Maker MV on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/363890/RPG_Maker_MV/
03/24/2021 14:46:32 CEST

Opensource rebuild of the XCOM Apocalypse Engine OpenApoc has a new Playable Alpha Release build v0.386 (Windows + Linux)
URL: https://github.com/OpenApoc/OpenApoc/releases/tag/0.386
03/24/2021 14:42:59 CEST

Misaligned cursor in games

So, I recently switched to Pop_OS, I'm wanted to play CS:GO and Rocket League, but every time i make the game full screen, screen becomes black for a second, cursor becomes misaligned and it clicks a bit up and a bit to the left, meaning I can't access some settings.

Has anyone else had this kind of problem? If so how did you resolve it?

03/24/2021 13:32:43 CEST

Paradox Interactive spring sale (op to 75% off) with a lot of games with Linux support
URL: https://www.paradoxplaza.com/on-sale/
03/24/2021 12:36:16 CEST

World of Warcraft not saving setting!


Recently i installed latest Arch linux with xfce4

Then i installed drivers/wine/wine dependies and World of Warcraft through Lutris

Everything worked, game is running but i can't make setting save/addons settings.

Game settings like Vsync,quality color is saving, but for example i can't disable addons, or enable.

When i select something and press save, after short loading screen everything back to default

I tried custom wine/default wine nothing is helped

I tried to change read/ read and write to battlenet folder, but nothing is changed.

I'm installed core fonts from Lutris, still no result

Addons setting is also reset after i save them and reload wow UI

I haved this bug 1 year before when i tried arch with kde

But when i have Manjaro XFCE4 or KDE addons settings is saved and everything worked

Can u please help me guys? i'm really new on linux and i hope you can guide me, write what outpit maybe i need post or something like this.

03/24/2021 12:07:01 CEST

Surround sound for arctis pro wireless by steelseries

i bought a few days ago an arctis pro wireless by steel series and i know it supports surround sound, but how can i make it available for Linux? anyone knows how i can make i can use virtual surround sound for the arctis pro wireless? if so pls send instruction.

03/24/2021 11:36:34 CEST

OpenRazer 3.0.0 expands with many new Razer devices supported on Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/openrazer-300-expands-with-many-new-razer-devices-supported-on-linux
03/24/2021 11:29:30 CEST

Mount &amp; Blade Bannerlord on Manjaro

Hi there,

recently I have problem with running M&B:BL, I install it through the steam with Proton 5.13-6 enabled. My other games are running through the steam just right, but when I hit "Play" button the game just did not start. Have any experience with that? Or idea what to do?

Thank you for any advice!

03/24/2021 11:22:37 CEST

Euro Truck Simulator 2 with massive 1.40 rehaul - remade cities in Germany and France and new Lighting System
URL: https://blog.scssoft.com/2021/03/euro-truck-simulator-2-140-release.html
03/24/2021 11:11:56 CEST

AMD's "Super Resolution" (analogue of NVIDIA's DLSS) will be open source and released this year.

From this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jENqMuHJgow, it seems that the solution will be open-source, working on gaming consoles and pc, and probably even working with NVIDIA cards. While we don't have wine support of DLSS (I am unofficially working on it in my free time), it seems to be wonderful news. More concurrency, more good cross-platform opensource solutions!

Here are some thoughts of mine:

  1. The DLSS *may* work under wine, I haven't confirmed the opposite just yet, but surely it is not a straightforward thing to do.
  2. The SuperResolution, if works well, can be much more desirable than DLSS, as AMD cards are usually cheaper (not today, of course, unfortunately), and Linux people tend to like them more than NVIDIA AFAIK.
  3. SR being open source, will possibly lead to a better quality of it, as everyone can see the code and contribute, not just one single green company with ugly SDKs (unfortunately I have many objective and subjective reasons to say that).
  4. Perhaps, though I am sure 99% in the opposite, the DLSS someday will be open-sourced too (at least partially) as the result of a good SuperResolution implementation (if it is).
  5. As AMD cards, again, are usually cheaper, having SuperResolution for them means even more people will be buying them, because if SR works well, there will be more fps for the same price.
  6. Depending on the implementation of both, it may also be possible to *try* translating the DLSS into SR and vice-versa, like it is done with dirtect3d, vulkan, opengl and metal.
03/24/2021 10:29:39 CEST

NoxPlayer on Wine? (XPost because I accidentally posted on a clone SubReddit)
URL: /r/winegaming/comments/mc0goe/noxplayer_on_wine/
03/24/2021 09:08:45 CEST

Valheim not launching

Seems to be either a steam or game update that broke it, anyone else having issues launching? I'm fully vanilla no mods or launch options or anything. It was just working yesterday.

03/24/2021 09:03:23 CEST

Keeping old linux games running?

A significant number of old games I bought for Linux, like from the earliest Humble Bundles (~10 years ago) no longer runs. I could get a few to start by installing the correct 32-bit-versions of some libraries, but many games depend on obsolete versions of libraries that are no longer around in a modern Ubuntu (official) repository (and probably gone from many other distributions as well).

So what is the long-term solution? Do I install a few old distributions in VirtualBox, maybe keeping an Ubuntu from 2010, one from 2015 etc around, like how I still maintain a virtual Windows XP for old Windows games?

I can imagine there are third-party repos I could use to hunt for old libraries, but that does not sound sustainable, as in every few years when I want to install an old game I will have to set that up again and manually find the correct libraries.

Any better ways? Any distribution that takes backwards compatibility serious so this does not become a problem?

03/24/2021 09:00:48 CEST

Found A Way to change Vibrance or Saturation in Linux for Nvidia Users

Just made a quick guide on this


03/24/2021 07:35:44 CEST

Starting a cracked Linux games wiki and YT channel?

I have been torrenting from Elite for a long time, never had any issues whatsoever running anything however I think that most new users do not know about cracked Linux games even existing. Do you think that this would be a good idea to help out new users? I do not know if an English channel would be useful as most don't torrent however in Russia countries nobody buys games or movies, people are too smart and too poor to do that. I think that it will be a good for people who just started using Linux, do you think this will be beneficial to newbies? Should I film only in Russian or would Americans also enjoy such content?

03/24/2021 07:20:41 CEST

Want to switch to Linux, but scared VR/VRChat won't work anymore

I currently use Windows, but my love of Linux has grown to the point where I truly want to switch my host OS to Manjaro, with windows VMs to run those games that will only run on Windows.

The only thing keeping me from doing this is the fear that A. My hardware in my pc won't be supported by Linux, and B. That my Oculus Quest would not be able to run VRChat anymore, or that the VM wouldn't detect my quest, or that it would delay, because my internet connection is slow as is, and I fear that using a VM would make that worse...

If you have any advice on how to go about doing this safely, or if this is even a good idea right now, it's greatly appreciated.

03/24/2021 06:44:32 CEST

URL: https://spmartstudio.com/vector-tree-pack/
03/24/2021 05:01:58 CEST

Super Monkey Ball-inspired indie, Rolled Out, is in Early Access on Linux!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/873270/Rolled_Out/
03/24/2021 03:37:46 CEST

Installing Dosbox for Linux on Nintendo Switch
URL: https://youtu.be/DDknFptyYcQ
03/24/2021 03:08:04 CEST

Samsung Odyssey G9 and the quest for 5120x1440 at 240hz

Has anyone gotten this working? I was previously using a 2080 ti and I couldn't even get 240hz to show up as an option at 5120x1440, so I decided to upgrade to a 6900 XT. Now the option is displayed, but as soon as I apply it I get horrible display corruption and the monitor starts freaking out.

I booted to Windows for the first time in months and 5120x1440 at 240 hz is working fine there. Just curious if I have to do anything to disable display stream compression? Currently running the 5.11 kernel.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated because I'm pretty bummed to blow a lot of money on a new GPU and still not be able to drive my GPU at its native resolution and refresh rate.

03/24/2021 01:01:40 CEST

Rogue State Revolution -- TBS political simulator made in Godot
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1145340/Rogue_State_Revolution/
03/24/2021 00:06:37 CEST

How do i run windows games?

Been trying to run windows games on steam, ubuntu distro, i enabled steamplay in setting and most games crash before starting or dont start at all. heeeelllppppppp meeeeee

03/23/2021 22:20:31 CEST

Question about DRI_PRIME=1

I trying to play the witcher 3 -Wild Hunt on Garuda(an arch-based distro).My pc has hybrid graphic card intel-AMD.I have Intel HD and AMD Radeon R7 M265 and I'm trying to use the latter when I run the game.I'm using Wine to run the game.I've tried to use PRIME but I couldn't find out how since with any program we want to use ,for exemple inkscape we type DRI_PRIME=1 inkscape.But that didn't work with the game because it isn't an application.When I type DRI_PRIME=1 The Witcher 3- Wild Hunt ,it says "fish: unkown command: The_Witcher_3_Wild_Hunt fish: DRI_PRIME=1 The_Witcher_3_Wild_Hunt ^ " Can you please help me run the amd gpu with the game using PRIME?Please note that I renamed the game since it was giving me the same error with "the" so I removed the spaces.

03/23/2021 22:08:26 CEST

Trying to run Word of Warships on an ubuntu distro using proton/steamplay, getting errors.

I've tried running windows games in the past almost never works, all i did was enable steamplay in settings and try to run it, it installed ok, but gave errors when trying to run the game.

03/23/2021 21:09:03 CEST

see the fps and use of the resources of the pc while you play

Hello everyone, I made a video of how to see your fps and resources that the equipment is using while playing, in an easy way and step by step in case you do not understand Spanish


03/23/2021 20:06:19 CEST

The complete guide for open sourcing video games
URL: https://drewdevault.com/2021/03/23/Open-sourcing-video-games.html
03/23/2021 19:43:12 CEST

Save 90% on Woven, now just $1,99 / 1,99 / 1.69!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/504690/Woven/
03/23/2021 19:10:23 CEST

Poor Game Performance - Manjaro

Hey All,

I am at a loss and cant seem to figure out what is wrong. Some games have no issue hitting 60fps while others struggle for seemingly no reason.

In Minecraft FPS drops to 30 or lower when above ground, in caves it tends to hover between 45-60.

In Cities Skylines if almost never breaks 45fps even with every mod, and asset turned off.

Skyrim it holds at 60, and Stellaris holds at 60. Given my hardware I would expect to be able to max out most of these games at 4k.

inxi -Fza
System:    Kernel: 5.11.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.11-x86_64 root=UUID=39db61ef-609e-448a-aa1a-9af52179a71a rw quiet 
           amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff apparmor=1 security=apparmor resume=UUID=bb5e59ab-7cb4-4aa0-87ce-f6307510e6d8 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: X570 AORUS ELITE v: -CF serial:  
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: X570 AORUS ELITE v: x.x serial:  UEFI: American Megatrends v: F4 date: 09/04/2019 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23) model-id: 71 (113) 
           stepping: N/A microcode: 8701013 cache: L2: 3 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 86278 
           Speed: 4062 MHz min/max: 2200/3600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4062 2: 3669 3: 3735 4: 3597 5: 4079 
           6: 3409 7: 3634 8: 3918 9: 3253 10: 3766 11: 3823 12: 3451 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: always-on, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 21 [Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT] vendor: XFX Limited 
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73bf class-ID: 0300 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting,radeon 
           alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x2160 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x571mm (40.0x22.5") s-diag: 1165mm (45.9") 
           Monitor-1: DisplayPort-0 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 140 size: 698x393mm (27.5x15.5") diag: 801mm (31.5") 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD SIENNA_CICHLID (DRM 3.40.0 5.11.6-1-MANJARO LLVM 11.1.0) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 0a:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28 
           class-ID: 0403 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus-ID: 0c:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403 
           Device-3: Logitech OrbiCam type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-3.3.1:15 chip-ID: 046d:0892 
           class-ID: 0102 serial:  
           Device-4: MacroSilicon type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid,uvcvideo bus-ID: 7-4:2 chip-ID: 534d:2109 
           class-ID: 0300 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.6-1-MANJARO running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.23 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: Gigabyte driver: igb v: kernel port: f000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 
           chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200 
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:  
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 22.28 TiB used: 299.89 GiB (1.3%) 
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 960 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB block-size: 
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial:  rev: 3B7QCXE7 temp: 30.9 C 
           scheme: GPT 
           ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Seagate model: Expansion Desk size: 10.91 TiB block-size: 
           physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B serial:  rev: 9401 scheme: GPT 
           ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Seagate model: Expansion Desk size: 10.91 TiB block-size: 
           physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B serial:  rev: 0915 scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 430.96 GiB size: 423.19 GiB (98.20%) used: 299.89 GiB (70.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
           maj-min: 259:2 
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 280 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 
           maj-min: 259:1 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 34.51 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 16.8 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 307 Uptime: 18h 46m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.37 GiB used: 7.13 GiB (22.7%) Init: systemd v: 247 
           tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1478 lib: 450 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash 
       v: 5.1.0 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.03 

 mhwd -li -d
           NAME:        video-linux
           ATTACHED:    PCI
           VERSION:     2018.05.04
           INFO:        Standard open source drivers.
           PRIORITY:    2
           FREEDRIVER:  true
           DEPENDS:     -
           CONFLICTS:   -
           CLASSIDS:    0300 0380 0302 
           VENDORIDS:   1002 8086 10de 

        Warning: no installed configs for USB devices found!


03/23/2021 17:56:58 CEST

Steam Library filesystem recommendations for macOS user?


I'm thinking of using a USB-SSD as a "Linux gaming OS" boot drive + general-purpose external storage volume for Mac. With that in mind, I split the drive into ESP, 40 GiB ext4 "boot/app partition" and "remaining space" partition for the games and general storage. I went for exFAT for the remaining space, as that's what I use for a similar setup (Steam Library on external drive) under macOS. Installed Ubuntu. Tried Road Redemption - launched fine. Then tried Black Mesa, and hit a roadblock already during downloading:

[2021-03-23 15:28:50] AppID 362890 update canceled : Failed updating depot 362892 while creating symlink (Disk write failure) "/media/###/UNTITLED/SteamLibrary-Linux/steamapps/downloading/362890/bin/thirdparty/qt-5.9.x-linux-x86-g++-32/lib/libqgsttools_p.so"

AFAICT, exFAT (as spec, not just the implementation shipping with Ubuntu) doesn't support symlinks.

Is this (games needing symlink support to install) common with Linux builds on Steam? I've been using exFAT for Steam Library under macOS for years without running into such issue. If it's rare, I could just put the one game on the OS partition, and keep using exFAT for the rest.

If not however, I'll need to pick something else for the 2nd partition. UDF, maybe? Or just give up on having a shared "general storage + Linux steam library" partition?

03/23/2021 16:22:18 CEST

Is it true installing the 32-bit OpenGL libraries may uninstall the 64-bit drivers you may have previously installed? So...how to install Steam without mess something?

The source https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5342#issuecomment-478895876

I need steam just to test and compare one game. This game run perfect via Epic Store, but I want to see how run on steam.
I'm using KDE Neon.

03/23/2021 15:38:55 CEST

Scribble it on Linux.

I tried playing Scribble it on linux since it is supported natively but the game shows error message every time it starts. I am using steam as a flatpak. Do I need to configure it someway? Please guide me if so. Thanks.

03/23/2021 15:22:53 CEST

Steam Client Update, Mar 22 (adds support to invite anyone to join your local multiplayer games with just a link no Steam account needed to join your game)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/593110/view/3006688962897471639
03/23/2021 13:22:19 CEST

New update for my strategy game Virtueror: faction selection, the first bits of a new UI and a new material
URL: https://youtu.be/cWDzxQYxGHE
03/23/2021 13:09:44 CEST

Save 60% on Life is Strange 2 Complete Season on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/16140/Life_is_Strange_2_Complete_Season/
03/23/2021 12:38:28 CEST

Warzone 2100 4.0 gets a second Beta to polish up the huge release with Vulkan
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/03/warzone-2100-40-gets-a-second-beta-to-polish-up-the-huge-release-with-vulkan
03/23/2021 12:33:19 CEST

Resident Evil 1 to 7 played on Linux
URL: https://youtube.com/watch?v=8TOKcc239fM&feature=share
03/23/2021 11:59:22 CEST

Attempting to run the Skyrim together mod on linux

I tried installing harbor.exe in both the proton-bottle that skyrim se is installed in and in it's own but I always get this out put


Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000038 in 32-bit code (0x7dce2a3e).

Register dump:

CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:0063 GS:006b

EIP:7dce2a3e ESP:0033e440 EBP:0033e888 EFLAGS:00010216( R- -- I -A-P- )

EAX:00000000 EBX:0033e4a0 ECX:0033e4e4 EDX:7ddf2280

ESI:00000000 EDI:001c0850

Stack dump:

0x0033e440: 001c0850 0033e4e4 0033e888 7dce2a2d

0x0033e450: 0033e4e8 001c4868 0033e4b8 7bc56078

0x0033e460: 00000003 7de348a4 00000006 00000000

0x0033e470: 00000000 7ddc3288 00000070 7dd2bb8a

0x0033e480: 00000004 7de348a4 00000004 001c0850

0x0033e490: 7ffc2bf8 0033e4c0 0033e508 f7ccd620


=>0 0x7dce2a3e (0x0033e888)

1 0x7dce5953 (0x0033e898)

2 0x7dd311db (0x0033e8e8)

3 0x7ddb1ebe (0x0033e918)

4 0x7de5340f (0x0033e968)

5 0x7de50dfd (0x0033e998)

6 0x6e94534c EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in d3d11 (0x001be4f8)

7 0x001be4f8 (0x5dd5f848)

0x7dce2a3e: call *0x38(%eax)


Module Address Debug info Name (77 modules)

PE 340000- 3fc000 Deferred winmm

PE 400000- 5214000 Deferred harbor

PE 5220000- 52f7000 Deferred crypt32

PE 5300000- 53a6000 Deferred urlmon

PE 67e0000- 6b65000 Deferred d3dcompiler_47

PE 6b70000- 6c14000 Deferred msvcrt

PE 6d30000- 7159000 Deferred libglesv2

PE 7160000- 717b000 Deferred libegl

PE 10000000-10310000 Deferred ffmpeg

PE 61740000-61782000 Deferred advapi32

PE 61940000-619cc000 Deferred wininet

PE 61f40000-61f4c000 Deferred uiautomationcore

PE 62b80000-62b88000 Deferred api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-1

PE 62ec0000-62ece000 Deferred ncrypt

PE 62fc0000-6304f000 Deferred rpcrt4

PE 63480000-6348c000 Deferred version

PE 637c0000-63814000 Deferred oleacc

PE 63bc0000-63bd9000 Deferred shcore

PE 64a40000-64a95000 Deferred shlwapi

PE 64cc0000-64ccc000 Deferred dcomp

PE 64ec0000-64fec000 Deferred oleaut32

PE 65580000-6558c000 Deferred wtsapi32

PE 66240000-66256000 Deferred bcrypt

PE 666c0000-666ce000 Deferred hid

PE 66740000-66751000 Deferred rtworkq

PE 67800000-67807000 Deferred api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0

PE 67840000-6784a000 Deferred psapi

PE 67c80000-67cba000 Deferred d3d9

PE 68080000-6809f000 Deferred jsproxy

PE 68240000-682a9000 Deferred mfplat

PE 68500000-6855a000 Deferred combase

PE 68700000-6872e000 Deferred uxtheme

PE 69600000-69648000 Deferred winhttp

PE 69940000-6996a000 Deferred propsys

PE 6a040000-6a062000 Deferred msacm32

PE 6a300000-6a30d000 Deferred userenv

PE 6a400000-6a531000 Deferred ole32

PE 6aa40000-6aa48000 Deferred usp10

PE 6ac80000-6ac87000 Deferred api-ms-win-core-fibers-l1-1-1

PE 6b500000-6b507000 Deferred api-ms-win-core-localization-obsolete-l1-2-0

PE 6b9c0000-6b9cb000 Deferred dhcpcsvc

PE 6bc00000-6bc2b000 Deferred sechost

PE 6bcc0000-6bd3e000 Deferred setupapi

PE 6c080000-6c08c000 Deferred cfgmgr32

PE 6c0c0000-6c0e0000 Deferred msdmo

PE 6c9c0000-6cb1e000 Deferred gdi32

PE 6cc40000-6cda8000 Deferred comctl32

PE 6cec0000-6cecc000 Deferred powrprof

PE 6de80000-6de88000 Deferred api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0

PE 6e940000-6e9b2000 Dwarf d3d11

PE 6ec40000-6ec4d000 Deferred dwmapi

PE 6ed00000-6ef1b000 Deferred user32

PE 6fa80000-6faf1000 Deferred dbghelp

PE 6ff80000-6ff87000 Deferred api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-1

PE 70940000-70960000 Deferred mpr

PE 70b40000-70c12000 Deferred ucrtbase

PE 70d00000-70e0a000 Deferred comdlg32

PE 70e80000-70e8a000 Deferred msimg32

PE 71140000-711b4000 Deferred mf

PE 71200000-7121b000 Deferred imm32

PE 712c0000-712e2000 Deferred dxva2