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Where would I go about downloading AMD Rx470 drivers for Ubuntu 20.04?

There don't seem to be any drivers released for the newest version of Ubuntu.

How do I go about installing drivers in this case? Sorry, am new to Linux.

05/25/2020 12:08:17 CEST

Most Followed Twitch Streamers (2014-2020) ! Most Popular Twitch Streamers.
URL: https://youtu.be/a9g-Dw7gcmQ
05/25/2020 11:59:22 CEST

Wayland and resolution issues

On wayland/swaywm I have to use emulate desktop option (explorer.exe) for most games and most of them works fine but some specific games I need to run on a non native resolution are not scratching but instead they only fill part of the screen, if I disable emulate desktop then most of them either wont start (cant create window errors) or acting so weird on monitors or even crash the pc. Not working without explorer.exe games: dark age of Camelot, need for speed 4, gta 5, desperados, swat 4. Working games: Warhammer online, all proton games, might and magic 7, unreal tournament 99, 2004, 3, quake 2, mtgo

Is emulating desktop effects something in performance or system wise if not I can use it for all games. Lastly some games act weird if I dont emulate with mouse capture. I have to enable allow mouse capture in full screen option in winecfg otherwise either sensitivity is very high or randomly jumps to secondary monitor and returns.

05/25/2020 11:52:03 CEST

Current state of Linux sim racing?
URL: /r/simracing/comments/go13a6/current_state_of_linux_sim_racing/
05/25/2020 11:14:55 CEST

Does Lutris/Proton take advantage of high thread/core counts?

I'm looking to turn my current desktop machine which is an r7-1700 into a home server to run a bunch of VMs which will replace a very aging i5-3570k home server I already have.

I'd like to at least maintain the current gaming performance that I have with my 1700 and it appears as though the incredibly cheap r3-3100 matches or beats the 1700 @ stock clocks in most gaming titles, on WIndows.

So it got me curious, can I expect that kind of performance to transfer over to Linux as well? I'm not sure if Lutris and Proton take advantage of the extra cores and threads I have with the 1700 and I really don't wanna do this side grade and lose my fps.

Any tips? Muchos appreciated.

05/25/2020 10:52:49 CEST

IKEMEN Go - a FOSS fighting game engine supporting M.U.G.E.N resources
URL: /r/opensourcegames/comments/gq5rnu/ikemen_go_a_foss_fighting_game_engine_supporting/
05/25/2020 09:16:04 CEST

I have trouble with setting up gpu passthrough. Dual graphic laptop.

I have trouble with GPU passthrough. I have a laptop with integrated and dedicated graphic gtx 960m.
I know that on laptop it is hard to establish that, but I used many resources. Unfortunately still can not make it.

Invalid PCI ROM header siganture

( )

$ sudo dmesg | grep -i vfio

[ 1.210177] VFIO - User Level meta-driver version: 0.3 [ 1.214102] vfio_pci: add [8086:0c01[ffffffff:ffffffff]] class 0x000000/00000000 [ 1.230310] vfio_pci: add [10de:139b[ffffffff:ffffffff]] class 0x000000/00000000 [ 1068.793647] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x1e@0x258 [ 1068.793675] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x19@0x900 [ 1068.801786] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: Invalid PCI ROM header signature: expecting 0xaa55, got 0x0000 [ 1072.987279] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: Invalid PCI ROM header signature: expecting 0xaa55, got 0x0000 [ 1427.806630] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x1e@0x258 [ 1427.806638] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x19@0x900 [ 1427.809211] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: Invalid PCI ROM header signature: expecting 0xaa55, got 0x0000 [ 1432.366655] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x1e@0x258 [ 1432.366665] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x19@0x900 [ 1432.369692] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: Invalid PCI ROM header signature: expecting 0xaa55, got 0x0000 [ 2369.246660] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x1e@0x258 [ 2369.246690] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x19@0x900 [ 2369.256032] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: Invalid PCI ROM header signature: expecting 0xaa55, got 0x0000 [ 2496.873351] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x1e@0x258 [ 2496.873378] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x19@0x900 [ 2496.883021] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: Invalid PCI ROM header signature: expecting 0xaa55, got 0x0000 [ 2501.063653] vfio-pci 0000:01:00.0: Invalid PCI ROM header signature: expecting 0xaa55, got 0x0000

quemu conf


-vga none \ -device pcie-root-port,bus=pcie.0,multifunction=on,port=1,chassis=1,id=port.1 \ -device vfio-pci,host=01:00.0,bus=port.1,multifunction=on \

error after starting quemu

qemu-system-x86_64: vfio-pci: Cannot read device rom at 0000:01:00.0

Device option ROM contents are probably invalid (check dmesg). Skip option ROM probe with rombar=0, or load from file with romfile=

additional information

IOMMU Group 1: 

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controlle r [8086:0c01] (rev 06) 01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] [10de:139b] (rev a2)

[brtk@brtk-n551jw ~]$ sudo dmesg | grep -i vfio
[    0.000000] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.6-x86_64 root=UUID=45234517-190f-40c5-80c3-6df9f618bcec rw quiet apparmor=1 security=apparmor resume=UUID=7fa7cf5e-dcab-425a-a787-43e160d76f6a udev.log_priority=3 iommu=1 rd.driver.pre=vfio.pci intel_iommu=on vfio-pci.ids=8086:0c01,10de:139b
[    0.049934] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.6-x86_64 root=UUID=45234517-190f-40c5-80c3-6df9f618bcec rw quiet apparmor=1 security=apparmor resume=UUID=7fa7cf5e-dcab-425a-a787-43e160d76f6a udev.log_priority=3 iommu=1 rd.driver.pre=vfio.pci intel_iommu=on vfio-pci.ids=8086:0c01,10de:139b
[    1.210177] VFIO - User Level meta-driver version: 0.3
[    1.214102] vfio_pci: add [8086:0c01[ffffffff:ffffffff]] class 0x000000/00000000
[    1.230310] vfio_pci: add [10de:139b[ffffffff:ffffffff]] class 0x000000/00000000

[brtk@brtk-n551jw ~]$ ls -l /sys/bus/pci/devices
razem 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:00.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:01.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:02.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:03.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:03.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:14.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:16.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:16.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:1a.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:1b.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:1c.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:1c.1 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:1c.2 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:1c.3 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:1d.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:1f.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:1f.2 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:00:1f.3 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:01:00.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:04:00.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2/0000:04:00.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:05:00.0 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:05:00.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 05-22 23:38 0000:05:00.1 -> ../../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:05:00.1

Thanks for your help.

05/25/2020 09:08:55 CEST

Save 63% on Magicka 2 Complete Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/15027/Magicka_2_Complete_Collection/
05/25/2020 08:27:52 CEST

Starcraft 2 on Linux Mint 19.3 XFCE

Good evening everyone.

First post, new to Linux as of 5/24/20, and now trying to install Starcraft 2. I have been scouring the internet on how best to install but I have come across different guides with different codes. Some with flatpaks, some without. Instead of trial and error, I figured I'd ask for advice before doing something and messing something up. Please see 3 below guides that I am looking at and not sure which one to follow.

  1. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=298093&p=1660567&hilit=starcraft#p1660567
  2. https://askubuntu.com/questions/846651/installing-starcraft-2-playonlinux
  3. https://linoxide.com/linux-how-to/install-blizzard-battlenet-app-linux/

I would greatly appreciate any advice and guidance!



PS feels good to be a part of the Linux fam

05/25/2020 07:10:44 CEST

How do I download a 64 bit program using wine?
05/25/2020 07:01:51 CEST

Favorite multiplayer game?

Hi all. I just switched my main gaming PC to Linux after running it on my laptop for about 2 years. I knew most kf my multiplayer games wouldn't work anymore going into it, so I'm looking for some replacements. What are your favorite multiplayer games for Linux, native or proton?

05/25/2020 06:04:14 CEST

He doesn't see the point of Linux
URL: https://youtu.be/o_XQ_iaGf9A
05/25/2020 05:52:55 CEST

Wine not installing
05/25/2020 05:46:32 CEST

Does COD MW work on linux?

The last update on this sub and that I can find was for the beta in Oct 2019.

05/25/2020 04:22:52 CEST

Drawpoly - free drawing game for groups or single player
URL: http://www.drawpoly.com
05/25/2020 03:44:11 CEST

Worth the effort to recommend Linux ports to Sony?

As some of you know, Sony has Windows ports of some of their self-published PS4 games in the pipeline, starting with Horizon Zero Dawn. And my first thought was, if any AAA company could be convinced that releasing on more than just Windows was a wise idea, it would be the one whose arch-rival is Microsoft. If only to send a message that, no, this isn't them throwing in the towel and handing themselves to Microsoft on a silver platter.

Plus, being PS4 games, there's a better than average chance the Windows ports are going to run on Vulkan because it's easier than porting them to DirectX.


05/25/2020 03:39:37 CEST

Space Engineers taking a LONG TIME via Lutris on "Working around wine bug 34803."

Has anyone else had this issue? I've spent basically all day trying to get Space Engineers to work on Linux Mint via multiple threads in this subreddit and elsewhere. Finally thought screw it and decided to just go with the Lutris installer. It has been stuck on wine bug 34803 while installing NET 4.8 for a LONG ASS TIME and I don't know if it's making any progress. They really need a percentage done statistic for things like these.

It says it will take a while... but it seems to be never-ending. Any ideas?

05/25/2020 03:29:15 CEST

what games are similar to call of duty and are able to run under wine or natively

i need some help

05/25/2020 03:19:44 CEST

Games that can be played with just keyboard?

I have an o l d craptop that doesnt have a working trackpad. With a tiling manager and stuff im able to navigate everything fine, although a little slower. But I also still want to play some video games on it.

It can run The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, but cant push much past that.

I figure racing games would be good, but I really crave strategy games and RPGs.

05/25/2020 02:54:36 CEST

A Linux question

So hi Im thinking of getting into Linux gaming by booting my old 32bit computer into a Linux machine what version of Linux do any of yall recommend for me to use?

05/25/2020 01:10:04 CEST

Can't play older minecraft versions.

I can't play anything pre version 14.0. I tried using java 8, 11 and 14

05/25/2020 00:49:09 CEST

Unable to change Ubuntu refresh rate to 1440p 144hz

It works allright on windows, but I'm unable to change it on linux.

xrandr -q output

HDMI-0 connected primary 2560x1440+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 697mm x 392mm
   2560x1440     59.95 +  74.97* 
   1920x1080    119.98    99.93    60.00    59.94    50.00    60.00    50.04  
   1440x900      59.90  
   1280x1440     59.91  
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02  
   1280x720      59.94    50.00  
   1024x768     119.99   100.00    75.03    70.07    60.00  
   800x600      119.97   100.00    75.00    72.19    60.32    56.25  
   720x576       50.00  
   720x480       59.94  
   640x480      120.01    99.99    75.00    72.81    59.94    59.93

root@Ubuntu:~# cvt 2560 1440 144
# 2560x1440 143.91 Hz (CVT) hsync: 225.66 kHz; pclk: 808.75 MHz
Modeline "2560x1440_144.00"  808.75  2560 2792 3072 3584  1440 1443 1448 1568 -hsync +vsync

root@Iggy-Ubuntu:~# xrandr --newmode Modeline "2560x1440_144.00"  808.75  2560 2792 3072 3584  1440 1443 1448 1568

No output for this

root@Iggy-Ubuntu:~# xrandr --addmode HDMI-0 2560x1440_144
xrandr: cannot find mode "2560x1440_144"

I had this problem several times, with atleast 5 different distributions, I have no Idea how to fix it, I've always wanted to use linux, but not being able to run at 144hz, Is a really big deal to me.

05/25/2020 00:31:28 CEST

Inverted Mouse problem


I'm trying to play zDaemon on Linux with wine, the last version in wine says the game was Platinum and it works well, but the mouse is inverted. I open the launcher, the mouse is working fine, but after selecting a server and launching the game itself, the mouse is inverted, left/ right and up/down.

Unfortunately the game's invert mouse option is only for vertical so it's very hard to play like this. This problem happens in two different computers (with the same distro - Void), the only difference is that the MIDI works in one of them and not in the other.

I've tried to install it with playonlinux but same thing... Tried changing winecfg settings to disable decorations etc, a bit better mouse movement but still inverted, grab the mouse does nothing and launch virtual desktop with the screen's resolution also doesn't change it, it stays inverted. Tried regedit to change a Grab setting, no luck.

Tried it in a desktop PC with a mouse and in a laptop with a trackpad, same in both. Searched but didn't find an issue specific of mouse invertion.


05/25/2020 00:04:24 CEST


Sorry for ask how I download the Sims 4 on ubuntu

05/25/2020 00:03:46 CEST

Workaround for Steam's black screen when using Wine.

Hi all, so I've been dealing with a super annoying black screen on Steam and couldn't access my library or anything. So I had pretty much all but abandoned it. But then I started playing around with the settings and when I went to view > small mode I could suddenly see all my games! It's like the world has just opened back up to me again and I can see the light!

05/24/2020 23:59:18 CEST

Sharing game folders across several distros on the same PC

Hi! I'm planning to install four or five different distros on one PC. One partition for each distro and one shared home folder for all of them. But can I share my game folders across those distros to run my Steam and Lutris games on all of them?

I found a guide for sharing a Steam folder from 2014, but does this still work? And can I do something similar for my Lutris games?

05/24/2020 23:48:07 CEST


I'm thinking about getting a gt 1030 and mixing it with a athlon 3000g and i wanted to know how to get the drivers for the gt 1030 on solus?

05/24/2020 23:42:09 CEST

Lutris not working (linux noob plz help)

So I'm new to Linux, and I decided to get Lutris, but whenever I run lutris on the command line I get this error:
Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/usr/games/lutris", line 40, in

from lutris.gui.application import Application

File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lutris/gui/application.py", line 35, in

from lutris.game import Game

File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lutris/game.py", line 14, in

from lutris.runners import import_runner, InvalidRunner, wine

File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lutris/runners/wine.py", line 11, in

from lutris.runners.runner import Runner

File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lutris/runners/runner.py", line 7, in

from lutris.config import LutrisConfig

File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lutris/config.py", line 6, in

from lutris import settings, sysoptions

File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lutris/sysoptions.py", line 9, in

from lutris.util.display import USE_DRI_PRIME, DISPLAY_MANAGER

File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lutris/util/display.py", line 4, in

from dbus.exceptions import DBusException

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'dbus'

05/24/2020 23:11:57 CEST

Monster Hunter World - Running on Linux with Steam Proton (5.8-GE-2-MF)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Jaxe7ruXM&feature=share
05/24/2020 22:59:45 CEST

Massive black square blobs in Saints Row: The Third Remastered. I'm on RX 5700 with DXVK 1.7, anyone else getting this?
URL: https://i.redd.it/b5z6yww4zr051.png
05/24/2020 22:47:26 CEST

How do I fix this? I have MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 and used Wine to launch Steam
URL: https://i.redd.it/365kmpc4xr051.png
05/24/2020 22:36:29 CEST

How do I reset my Xbox 360 controller drivers?

I don't know how but Linux now treats my the RT as the start button the x and y axis are switched on the sticks and other buttons don't work right.

How do I Uninstall/resset the driver to work properly again?

I'm using a wired Xbox 360 controller on Mint Cinnamon 19.2.

05/24/2020 21:49:54 CEST

Stretched Images in Source games at native 5120x1440
URL: /r/ultrawidemasterrace/comments/gpvr49/stretched_images_in_source_games_at_native/
05/24/2020 21:32:58 CEST

I had a problem, but thought it would be best to post it here
URL: /r/linux4noobs/comments/gpvdov/hello_all_i_recently_got_linux_on_my_samsung/
05/24/2020 21:13:34 CEST

Overwatch 2 may come to Linux?

So I noticed that Blizzard is hiring Build Engineers for Overwatch 2 and they require someone who can:

Develop and manage our build applications and systems infrastructure to support building on multiple platforms.

Comfortable with both Linux and Windows system administration

What do you think guys? Does this mean we might be able to play Overwatch 2 natively on Linux? Would be so cool!

05/24/2020 20:56:14 CEST

Overwatch 2 may come to Linux?

So I noticed that Blizzard is hiring Build Engineers for Overwatch 2 and they require someone who can:

Develop and manage our build applications and systems infrastructure to support building on multiple platforms.

Comfortable with both Linux and Windows system administration

What do you think guys? Does this mean we might be able to play Overwatch 2 natively on Linux? Would be so cool!

05/24/2020 20:54:40 CEST

Anybody know if AMID EVIL works with Lutris?

I just finished Dusk, awesome game and 100% recomended, but now i am hungry of more new blood games. Any body know if AMID EVIL works with Lutris? I know it works with proton but i would rather to buy it on GOG. If it doesn't, i would be glad of check your fps recomendations (it doesn't if the game is not on GOG, but i would rather) P.D. English isn't my first language so sorry english for my bad

05/24/2020 20:53:24 CEST

Origin Black Screen

I have been trying to set up origin on wine for the past week, but whenever I start a game, I get a black screen with music and the in-game cursor. I have tried disabling origin in-game and changing the wine version. Does anyone know why this is happening?

Computer Info:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400

OS: Ubuntu 20.04

Kernel: 5.4.0-31-generic

Graphics: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 530

Origin Wine Settings:

Wine Version: lutris-5.6-2-x86_64

DXVK: Enabled

VKD3D: Disabled

Esync: Enabled

Windowed: No

DLL Overrides: nvapi,nvapi64 | disabled

I am also using lutris for this.

05/24/2020 20:24:47 CEST


Anyone have issues with achievements on steam not triggering?
In my case it's Warframe (maybe other games too, idk)
When I have achievement in game, steam should give it to me too.

05/24/2020 19:21:21 CEST

quick question, i want to try linux, which is the best version to use dxvk?

i installed ubuntu 20.04 and quickly found out there are not drivers for my gpu rx580 so now im on windows and curious to know which is the best linux for gaming. im downloading 18.04 cause amd has support but no idea if dxvk will work?

i know wine is used to run windows apps and games but the rest i have no idea.

also really loved the UI and my cpu usage and ram was really low compared to windows.

05/24/2020 19:20:39 CEST

Offline Game server on lan

Hi. I am a novice about gaming servers but I intent to build up an offline gaming server accessible by players by Wireless Lan. Say 80 concurrent players and 10 games on server. List of games: NBA 2k20, tekken7, football pes2020, counter strike global offensive, mafia definite edition. grand theft auto v, wreck fest, Nascar heat 4, chess, monopoly. I want to know what server with what characteristics will be ideal. Thanks

05/24/2020 19:11:53 CEST

How well does Aspyr's Civ 6 port run on Linux?

A few people have complained about Aspyr's port on Linux.

One complained about it effectively running singled threaded through the translation layer as shown by htop.

Another complained about needing to change a config file before it would run. That reminded me of when I had this issue with Aspyr's port of Civ 5 on Manjaro.

Have you seen these issues yourself? Would you recommend Aspyr's Civ 6 port to other buyers?

Please list:

  • Distro name and version
  • CPU
  • RAM
  • GPU
  • Driver used and version
05/24/2020 18:56:11 CEST

Mouse movement is completely useless and context menus like right click no longer work

Idk what happened but I went to fire up a program I use and I can't use the right click menu, it renders at the very top of the screen and shows me nothing. I booted up another application of a fixed window size and it doesn't render properly either. However an application started in a different prefix works fine.

I also can't really use winecfg either, drop down menus are non-functional.

I also started up a game in the first prefix and the mouse just doesn't work properly. Its inverted and mirrored and sometimes neither. I'm not sure if its related.

I'm not sure what the issue is or what information is needed. Tell me what information would be helpful


wine version 5.9-1

05/24/2020 18:53:20 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb3KLH0cmDE&feature=share
05/24/2020 18:50:53 CEST

netris - Competitive multiplayer Tetris in your terminal (play over SSH)
URL: https://gitlab.com/tslocum/netris
05/24/2020 18:41:58 CEST

Cheating in single-player Linux games

Hello all,

I'm a computer security researcher, I love playing video games, and for some of them I suck! A lot. Cheating in video games was how I originally got into low level computer security. Windows side of things has plenty of memory editors - Cheat 'o matic, Art Money, Cheat Engine. So far Linux has only had scanmem, but it lacked some of the features I wanted. So I decided to make my own tool - https://github.com/Hexorg/Rampage

Rampage is a memory editor. It lets you to find values of your health, or gold, or bullet count in memory and alter them. But unlike scanmem, rampage is made to use python's shell as its user interface. You don't need to know programming or python to use rampage, but it can help.

Rampage is in a very early stage of development, but I was already able to find gold in Kingdom: New Lands, battery charge in Oxygen Not Included, and threat level and resource module fullness in Nimbatus.

I've started the development only 3 weeks ago, so there are likely a lot of bugs, but hopefully the tool is already useful for you. On the other hand I believe rampage is about 30% faster than scanmem, though it currently does not support less than or greater than scanning, only equals, so it's not a fair comparison.

05/24/2020 18:34:39 CEST

Star Citizen crashes; lutris; wine 4.16


Since Star Citizen has free week I decided to gie it a try. After installing it with Lutris I have some problems. With default settings (wine: lutris-5.5-2-x86_64; DXVK: 1.7L-84bb768) SC crashes after opening window in 720p.

But with wine: lutris-4.16-x86_64 and DXVK: 1.6.1L game starts but:

Logs from Lutris: https://pastebin.com/QBWq8fuR

Someone can help with this?

05/24/2020 18:20:40 CEST

[help] no rumble xbox 360 controller in cuphead/steam

does anyone know if i have to tweak anything to have rumble in cuphead runing with proton obviously. it does rumble on windows in the same game.

05/24/2020 16:10:31 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for May 24, 2020: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

05/24/2020 15:34:25 CEST

Rpg's Fans - Steam Account Sale!

$4425 Value | 275 Games with a lot of dlc's | No Bans | Level 8 | 7,5 Year Old Account

I'm asking $1500


05/24/2020 15:06:49 CEST

Installing Manjaro on a HDD+SSD

Hi guys sorry for bothering you.

I want to leave windows 10 behind and join the Linux community.

I mainly use my pc to play video games like World Of Warcraft and other games.

I didn't know anything about manjaro or Linux but I'm willing to learn.

Is there a way that I can install the OS on my 111Gigabyte SSD and the rest of my games and applications on the 931 Gigabyte HDD?

My games would be on the HDD like Team Fortress or World of Warcraft or Total War Warhammer and my operation system on the SSD

I read that the swap portion should be SSD but if you have 16-18GB of Ram then you don't need a swap directory.

The other thing that is crucial that I don't know is the partioning part when you install Manjaro. I don't what partion are there or what partions should I use or where to put what partion. Can you edit partions after you finished with the OS installation?

Anyways sorry for these large text. I'm completely new to Linux, I mainly video games and I heard Manjaro is good for running video games.

Sorry for my bad English (English isn't my first language)

05/24/2020 15:02:50 CEST

Does GPU passthrough VM have to be on a different video card output?

Basically what I am trying to ask is, When using a VM to game or what not do you need your monitor to have to be connected to the VM's GPU (not the hosts)?

05/24/2020 14:49:27 CEST

Gamepad for Linux

Hello world!

I'we always been a PCgaming supporter, but a few time ago my brother bought a PS4 and I felt in love with Assassin's Creed, and now want to buy a controller for my PC.

I've a Windows partition on my PC that i use for games that are not native on linux, but I'd prefer buy a controller compatible also with Linux outside Steam.

I know that in Steam almosto all controller are compatible, but they will run also with OpenArena, GOG, and games from Fedora's repository?

05/24/2020 14:46:00 CEST

Stuttering due to shader compilation - why not just pre-compile everything at the 1st time the game is run?

Is it possible? If yes, why is it not being done?

I ask in relation to the shader compilation in Windows games running on Linux through Steam Play. Currently, shader compilation happens only when it is needed like when entering a new section of the game.

05/24/2020 12:31:03 CEST

im cpu bound in most games in w10 (2500k)

will linus help with vulkan api?

05/24/2020 12:06:58 CEST

[mscorsvw.exe - Assert Failure] I'm having trouble launching games through Steam.

hello, i finally solved how to install Steam, through Wine, and i installed a game on Steam (Superfighters Deluxe), and it gives me this error: "Expression: mscorlib recursive resource lookup bug

Description: Infinite recursion during resource lookup within mscorlib. This may be a bug in mscorlib, or potentially in certain extensibility points such as assembly resolve events or CultureInfo names.

Resource name: Arg_ExternalException"

I have macOS, like 1 year, and I can't say that I can hande it all, can you please help me as soon as possible?

05/24/2020 11:52:47 CEST

Multiplayer offline games

What would be a good game to play split screen with either two controllers or a keyboard on Linux?

I am looking for something to play with my gf

Thank you!

05/24/2020 11:19:19 CEST

Interesting find concerning EAC on Linux(PROTON-5.8-GE-2-MF)

I am an Arch user and wanted to report this rather odd find.

I was trying to get Serious Editor 2017 to work and I did get it with specific proton version(Proton 5.8 GE 2 MF) and using this command as launch option PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 %command%.

It ran, but it had HDR rendering disabled and some flickering, but indeed it ran. When I switched to vulkan api it detected it as native ONLY with that proton 5.8 ge 2 mf and the interesting bit is that when I use other proton versions it tries to use winevulkan.dll which reports something different in the log like AMD r9 290X/390X( I use r9 390x) instead of when native RADV ACO/LLVM driver. However the editor with Vulkan API just closed with 0 errors and nothing showing up, not even in the log, but that is not what I wanted to report.

I tried something different with same proton version, I tried running HALO MCC.

When I tried to load EAC version it LOADED I mean EAC FULLY LOADED instead of just crash, it did something different using PROTON 5.8 GE 2 MF and that command PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 %command%, like it fully loaded as if it was on windows!

How I decided to try that ? Well I saw that the editor writes something to the kernel in the log and since I know that EAC is running in the kernel I thought PROTON 5.8 GE 2 MF and his Wine did something to make windows kernel stuff run in userland.

Only HALO MCC fully loaded EAC, however the other game that I have that uses EAC is Insurgency sandstorm, but on that one it failed in the beginning just as on vulkan.

I wanted to report to you guys this, because I am not as compotent and wouldn't make big use of this, but if it helps to you or someone else to get EAC working on linux...

I wasn't able to get into a match in Halo MCC, but it did load fully and started just like on windows.

It doesn't detect it to run, but I guess it's some progress.

05/24/2020 11:05:23 CEST

How Do I hide the top bar when playing games? (Complete Newbie)
URL: /r/pop_os/comments/gpluo9/how_do_i_hide_the_top_bar_when_playing_games/
05/24/2020 10:35:14 CEST

Save 67% on Rakuen on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/559210/Rakuen/
05/24/2020 09:00:38 CEST

Save 50% on Wizard of Legend on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/445980/Wizard_of_Legend/
05/24/2020 09:00:25 CEST

Recommended RTS?

Hey, looking to get into an RTS with a mate. Something along the lines of Supreme Commander and Company of Heroes.

Any recommendations from you fine linux users?

05/24/2020 06:49:59 CEST

Optimising for gaming

I am wondering, besides installing the latest gpu driver (manually in my case because I have an Nvidia gpu) and all the OS updates, are there any other know things to do or recommendations that would optimize the gaming performance?

I know it is normal and I should expect a bit of a performance drop in comparison to that other OS, but Linux is so nice and rich, and there's so much potential that I want to optimize gaming as much as I can.

I'm running Manjaro and my gpu is a GTX 1660 if that helps.

05/24/2020 06:46:46 CEST

How do I launch GTAV from Legendary with DXVK?

How do I launch GTAV from Legendary with DXVK? I'm confused as to how to use this program. I got it to run, but it doesn't seem to run very fast.

05/24/2020 06:19:36 CEST

Steam games won't launch from NTFS drive. Attempted fix causes black screen on boot.


  • Windows 10 w/games installed on NVME drive
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS fresh install on SSD

Attempting to get Steam games running on the Ubuntu drive but leverage the large Steam collection already installed on the Windows NVME drive. I need to keep the dual boot and would prefer not to install the games twice (once for each OS)

Followed a suggestion on Reddit that got me 90% of the way there. Modified fstab to mount the NVME NTFS drive and successfully pointed Steam at it via Preferences > Downloads > Steam Library Folders. Steam detects the library / games no problem. Sweet! However, when games will not launch. They attempt to launch. button switches from Play to Launching..., but flips back to Play shortly after and the game never appears.

Attempting to follow this more complete tutorial I added the UUID to the beginning of the fstab command but when I reboot I get a purple Grub screen, select Ubuntu, and then get a black screen and Ubuntu never boots.


1) Why would adding the UUID to the fstab command cause the boot problems and what might the fix be?

2) Should I even bother with the UUID to try and fix the game launch problem or should I look elsewhere?

05/24/2020 04:59:57 CEST

Wine 5.0 (android) does not run


I install wine 5.0 without any problem but when the windows environment loads, the app closes. I have android 6.0 and an x64 architecture.

Any comments on the above is appreciated.

05/24/2020 04:32:14 CEST

Mod Managers: Linux Gaming's Achilles Heel
URL: https://thegeekgetaway.blogspot.com/2020/05/mod-managers-linux-gamings-achilles-heel.html
05/24/2020 04:03:19 CEST

Why has Epic Games not been working on Linux? Finally Answered?

Ever since Epic Games has Risen to fame for Games like Fortnite and more recently their game store. I've been trying to get it to work on Linux and I have but there are unworkable issues with EasyAntiCheat Researching farther into it, I found that They got a beta version of EAC to work with Linux! And The Unreal Engine can be compiled natively to work with Linux! and it's not like they have not considered or thought about the Linux community Surely their employees have asked about it and The Linux community is Overwhelming they have even got the CEO of epic games to comment on it, There he has Said a lot of Harsh AND positive things about Linux, Linux gaming and its community. If you take a look at this page it has a lot of really good questions and comments about it. https://twitter.com/timsweeneyepic/status/1150513857342922752?lang= So, Why have they not got the Epic Games store to work with Linux?
Well, Maybe it worse than just Maybe they have not gotten a stable version to work! They very well could be biased behind Why there is not a version out yet Epic games has worked closely on projects with Microsoft and Microsoft have even bought projects from them and got success out of it!
But just like on Twitter with the CEO saying things like Linux is Garbage and Windows is the way to go- But Also Saying Linux is great and that they are working on a wine solution for windows titles.
Epic has Dumped Microsoft reportedly and even semi-frequently talks about Linux support for their titles.
Another reason could be Business (which I can Very much understand!) Which is that it would not be worth it for Linux maybe opening up holes that hackers could use for malicious intents and that it wouldn't make them profit since Linux Gamers are less likely to spend money because they are using a free operating system and they do not know how long they are going to be able to run it smoothly.
For a massive community, Epic Weirdly enough Is not reporting on progress even mentioning Linux in general much as a company So they MUST have A reason right?

What is your Though? please comment We are a community here! We should not be ignored.

05/24/2020 03:43:32 CEST

https://midair.gg this game is having a linux port, i heard it from the devs on trhe discord lets get some more plasyers

https://midair.gg this game is having a linux port, i heard it from the devs on trhe discord lets get some more plasyers https://discord.gg/96HE8J

05/24/2020 02:25:12 CEST

My first full indie game, Burning Embers, now has a native Linux client!
URL: https://gamejolt.com/games/BurningEmbers/431099
05/24/2020 02:11:29 CEST

EASports Official Wine! From Portugal!
URL: https://quintadocume.shop/pt-pt/discount/QDC2020
05/24/2020 01:40:34 CEST

Does Steam Cloud work with Proton? I get a message while starting Redout

Does Steam Cloud work with Proton? I played a year ago or so and recently a little bit Redout on my Windows installation. Now I don't want to boot up Windows and tried to play it with Proton, by manually enabling Steam Linux Runtime for this game, as it is not officially supported by Steam. When I start the game, I get the message that the game could not synchronize to the Steam Cloud and if I play the game now, my progress could get lost.

I don't know what to do now. Reading in ProtonDB (Gold rating, recent reports sound promising) people don't mention it, so it is something on my side I guess. I use Ubuntu 18.04 with prorietary Nvidia drivers, but I guess that does not matter (maybe?).

05/24/2020 01:06:58 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSTW3YO47fs&feature=share
05/24/2020 00:52:45 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckjPrnkuHa8&feature=share
05/24/2020 00:23:14 CEST

iD software removing Denuvo Anti-Cheat in update 1.1
URL: https://twitter.com/idSoftware/status/1263219538587516934?s=20
05/24/2020 00:12:53 CEST

AWS hosted Gaming Latency Explained
URL: https://youtu.be/s7BGjqmgaPw
05/23/2020 22:53:08 CEST

Split-gate arena seems to work under Proton (Eac game)

Don't what happened but today I played Split-gate arena's social matches for an hour without getting banned. Last time when I checked the game would let you into the match but kick you out of it after 5 minutes.

Any thoughts on why the game works?

05/23/2020 22:52:22 CEST

Game not working

Hi, I don't have a big understanding in compatibility layers, but I using an application called lutris which you can manage wine games in. Then i get this message. Notice: Uninstall will continue, but some UserProgramFiles could not be deleted automatically. Then after I click ok, I get this error that says Error: Launcher could not find target install directory (userProgramFiles)! Please try agian. If the probelm presists, you may need to reinstall the program. I did try and reinstall it. I know I did not make this that informed but if I need to give more information please ask. Thank you.

05/23/2020 22:41:22 CEST

Containerized Minecraft on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 with Podman
URL: https://youtu.be/bYZKtIXLiY0
05/23/2020 22:09:38 CEST

Containerized Minecraft on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 with Podman
05/23/2020 21:54:27 CEST

Is there a way to run the Steam client from the console entirely?

Basically what the title says. Is there a way I can run games from my Steam library without ever using the Steam app?

05/23/2020 21:20:53 CEST

M.2 drive for gaming

Currently I'm running a 500gb ssd with Zorin Os and a 1tb M.2 with Windows. I would like to remove Windows from the M.2 and use it for all of my games under the Zorin Os install. How would I go about doing this? I don't want to change anything with my Zorin install, just want the added hard drive space for games. Any help would be appreciated!

05/23/2020 20:48:25 CEST

Save 75% on Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Pack on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/505540/Rise_of_the_Tomb_Raider_20_Year_Celebration_Pack/
05/23/2020 20:24:46 CEST

Save 90% on Serious Sam 3: BFE on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/41070/Serious_Sam_3_BFE/
05/23/2020 20:24:05 CEST

Do I install steam as a windows program and open it with wine? Or is there a way to have the launcher use wine to run the games?

I installed steam and played some borderlands which works natively in Linux. After that I followed the steps in https://youtu.be/DToZ9wU2qRk

After installing some windows games, I can't get them to run.

Do I remove all the games and steam and then install them using wine?

05/23/2020 20:16:48 CEST

Estranged: Act II released from Early Access
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/582890/announcements/detail/2196013757121776111
05/23/2020 20:13:28 CEST

Having a black screen on Steam. How can I fix this? (macbook pro 2013 with wine version 5.7 -staging running on play on mac)
05/23/2020 18:47:33 CEST

Free Version Civilization 6 in Epic Games don't work on Linux Ubuntu 20.04 by Lutris with Epic Launcher. If anyone knows how to run, please provide info in the comments.
URL: https://youtu.be/hQn5VtFRHwY
05/23/2020 18:32:00 CEST

is this LINUX GAME worth it IN 2020?! - Part 1
URL: https://youtu.be/5j519lJs5TI
05/23/2020 18:29:27 CEST

Civilization 6 Epic & Steam Linux version crossplay multiplayer?

Friend using Civ6 from epic store

me using Civ6 from steam, Linux version

can we play togethers?

this is possible?

05/23/2020 18:12:05 CEST

Corsair Commander Pro Linux kernel driver testing needed.
URL: /r/Corsair/comments/gp3mjr/corsair_commander_pro_linux_kernel_driver_testing/
05/23/2020 17:44:01 CEST

Valorant on Linux?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this, but I don't really know where else to ask. That being said, I recently acquired a Valorant key thanks to a mate of mine, but I noticed that this is only available on windows (I have a manjaro OS). Is there any possibility that valorant can be played on linux? (Already tried wine without much succes.)

05/23/2020 17:05:04 CEST

Why do people switch to Linux "for gaming"?

In what world does an additional layer required to play make a system preferable for "gaming"? No lie, I enjoy playing games, everyone does, but Linux clearly is not superior to Windows in that regard, so what's up with that?

05/23/2020 16:23:05 CEST

Multi Monitor Freesync Working under Gnome Wayland (!)

Curiously, I managed to get freesync working on Gnome Wayland session using multiple monitors with a weird workaround. As far as I know, Sway is the only project that has implemented Freesync under Wayland. I played around with this to see how well it was working, but curiously ran into a weird glitch that allows Gnome under Wayland to also have working Freesync.

Basically, you need to log into your Gnome Wayland session. Then while this session is open, you open up a different TTY and open a sway session there that is configured to have Freesync enabled. Once Sway is running, you swap back to the TTY with Gnome Wayland and voila, Freesync seems to be working there as well.

There is no black/white list, so it enables freesync everywhere (including the desktop). With a static desktop, the monitor will run at its lowest refresh rate. Doing anything that requires an update (such as moving the cursor) brings it up to maximum refresh rate. This works very well on my left Freesync monitor (IPS), but not so well on my right Freesync monitor (VA) as it's causing brightness flickering.

I have verified Freesync in a game of Witcher as well, and the monitor's OSD correctly shows its refresh rate adjusting to the ingame FPS.

My question though: It seems like everything is in place for Freesync to just work under Gnome Wayland, but it currently requires a weird workaround to get enabled. Is there any possibility of setting up Freesync without this weird workaround?

05/23/2020 15:06:00 CEST

Can I dual-boot Linux and Windows and have them share a steam library?

Hey there, I've been considering swapping to linux as my primary OS for a while now, but I want to still be able to have windows there for games that dont have linux support.

Im 99% certain my question is possible, but im wondering is it as simple as just setting my steam custom library location to the same path as my windows one after installing it, or would there be more holes to jump through than that. Thanks in advance!

05/23/2020 14:02:11 CEST

Gaming Performance on a VM

I want to be switching to linux once I upgrade to a Ryzen 7 2700x with a GTX 1060 but some games like Valorant and Sea of Thieves dont work as far as I can tell, I would rather not dual boot and so a virtual machine makes sense but I don't know how big the performance hit would be. Any people's experience with it would be helpful.

05/23/2020 12:34:44 CEST

X11 Freeze When play games that use Mesa/OpenGl

Hi there

So I've had this issue for a while now, about a bit more than a year.

When I play games (Borderlands 2, csgo and Minecraft) usally after a while, my pc crash. Or rather x11 crash. I am unable to do anything and I am requred to har-reboot my pc cia the power button.

These games use Mesa and OpenGl to render and I never get these crashes unless the games are running. (I can have them running in the background and x11 freezes/crashes).

I've checked and I have OpenGl 4.5 installed and I THINK I have mesa 18.1.13 (something like that, atleast 18. bla bla bla).

I'm using a Amd vega56 sapphire pulse 8gb, Ryzen 5 x2600, 32gb 2666 mhz ddr4, asus tuf x470. (that should be all the hardware info required. If not I'm just lazy and can post more info about the build.)

05/23/2020 11:49:05 CEST

Does anyone have resources about developing games for Linux?

I am in the early stages of prototyping a game like Rimworld or Dwarf Fortress, and I wondered how you go about porting a game to Linux. There's only a couple small sections of my engine that are Windows-based, easy enough to drop in a Linux replacement; but how do you do things like distribution/packaging? What's a suitable price point for Linux users? That sort of thing.

05/23/2020 11:00:03 CEST

Does Feral Interactive have any relation to Feral Hosting?

https://www.feralhosting.com is essentially a seedbox company. Both are located in the UK, Feral Interactive was founded in 1996 which I can only assume predates Feral Hosting (Bittorrent was invented in 2001).

05/23/2020 10:26:30 CEST

dx sources from xbox leak ?

There could be some directX source code in the xbox leaked sources ? just asking...


05/23/2020 09:12:12 CEST

Mod Managers On Linux, Is It Possible?

Firstly, sorry if this is the wrong sub or this would be better off in the tech support thread. I thought it might be a good idea to make a whole new thread in case anyone else out there has a similar problem.

I'm still very new to Linux and recently switched to Manjaro, the only major issue I've come across in regards to gaming is modding Bethesda type games like Fallout (in my case, Vegas).

I've tired MO1, 2 and Vortex. MO1 launches but it gives me an steam error when launching from the manager (needed to manage the virtual file systems). MO2 gives me a Wine C+ runtime error upon launch, Vortex launches but it's very dodgy and doesn't seem to always install mods properly (dunno if it's an issue with the manager or Linux). I've tried installing MO2 and Vortex via Lutris as well but they just get stuck mid installer.

Manjaro, Wine and Proton all seem to be up to date. I've spent forever trying a million different solutions and the results have been subpar so far. Am I just wasting my time at this stage? Thank you!!!

05/23/2020 09:00:23 CEST

Thoughts on Anti-Cheat Software and Alternatives

I have a love hate relationship with anti-cheat software. There is/was good intentions when they were initially created. Over the years the exploits for games have been getting more complicated or advanced in nature overall due to anti-cheat software and the anti-cheat software has been complicated equally so.

More recently I have been hearing more and more about certain games not working on Linux based machines due to anti-cheat incompatibility. Also, looking at how many anti-cheat softwares work starts to sound more like rootkits or bad viruses than legitimate software. What other third party programs can you think of that requires kernal level access to to make sure you cannot manipulate another program that is non-essential.

So I am going to throw something out there to see if it is possible. Why not make games run in an sandboxed environment such as a locked down container. This would keep the game developers happy because they can choose to make the containers black boxes. All the while being more cross platform compatible. Just think, make one game code base then all you have to do is tweak the container variables for each platform without having to rewrite the code base for each platform.

This would be more feasible with the newer console platforms (ie. PS5 and whatever the next gen Xbox is) because they are getting really close to being dedicated gaming PCs hardware wise. The big game updates would be more of the past if containerized games existed. All you would need to download is the parts of the container image that was changed instead of complete chunks of code because a few variables changed. Think something along the lines of rsync.

I may be wrong completely but hopefully this would get someone thinking differently or get a conversation on ideas started.

05/23/2020 06:03:01 CEST

URL: https://youtu.be/P0taEiu7_bg
05/23/2020 04:58:31 CEST

Worth it: Witcher enhanced edition?

I see The Witcher: Enhanced edition on Gog and Steam. Orig for 'PC' but reading about using Wine and scripts to counter problems. I'm new to Linux Mint and don't know many commands. But want to game only under Mint.

Do you think it's worth the trouble to get this game to run under Mint? Anyone know if it runs well using Wine? I've got a new system (Ryzen 2600 & 16GB) except an old card, but it would be fine for this game.

Thanks for your feedback.

05/23/2020 04:47:42 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaaD9Nzzmo0&feature=share
05/23/2020 00:56:10 CEST

Can't get Steam through Wine to recognize free games in my Steam Library

My method of playing games on Steam that require Wine is to buy the game on Mac Steam store, then download it on Windows Steam run through Wine. However, this doesn't work for free games. Even though I've added free games to my library on the Mac version of Steam by downloading and running them inside a VM, they still don't appear within the Wine version of Steam.

I've got a half solution to this problem that I'm unsure how to complete, based on this comment.

Running the command "wine steam.exe steam://rungameid/368950" on a terminal in the folder where the Windows version of steam is just gives "bash: wine: command not found"

Running the command "open steam.exe" on that terminal runs the Windows version of steam using Wine, as I'd expect.

Running the command "open steam.exe steam://rungameid/368950" causes both the Mac and Windows versions of Steam to open, but neither to more effect than if I opened them normally.

I think that having Mac Steam visible to Windows Steam is disrupting my attempt to download and run the game via the command, but don't know how to test this short of temporarily uninstalling Mac Steam. However, since my terminal doesn't recognize the command given as is, I'm not entirely sure this is the problem.

Is there a less drastic way to prevent Windows Steam from seeing Mac Steam?

Could the fact that I'm opening the file with options instead of directly calling Wine affect the overall result of the command? If so, how can I get bash to recognize the command, or otherwise negate these effects?

Of course, there might be a solution that circumvents the need to answer these questions. I'm not using any third party utilities for Wine.

05/23/2020 00:29:01 CEST

Gaming with no window manager and controller support

I want to make an option to launch just a terminal instead of an actual window management system to cut as much overhead out of a super low end machine I'm using.

I've created an entry in /usr/share/xsessions/.desktop like this:

[Desktop Entry]

This allows me to launch a terminator terminal instead of an actual window manager when I log in, and I can then run blueman-manager to ensure my dualshock 4 controller is connected to the system.

When I open steam and go to controller preferences, it tells me that it detects the controller, I can control the LED color, but I cannot seem to use it in the big picture, nor can I use it to send input to the games

Is this some kind of d-bus issue?

Thanks in advance

05/22/2020 22:48:54 CEST

Help with SystemD?

Hey guys, Im really in a slump. Im on PopOS, and Im using an R9 290x. I cant use DXVK because the kernel driver is Radeon, and not AMDGPU.

Ive tried to edit the grub kernel, only to realize Pop is using Systemd-boot. So, I tried to switch to grub, but it ended poorly.

Can someone please help me force AMDGPU on Systemd? Theres almost no documentation about it online.

05/22/2020 22:13:21 CEST

Need help, no music in game

Hello, I am trying to play Sakura Wars 2 (Japan visual novel+ tactical strategy game with giant robots) through wine and the game is works, the sound is works, the fmv movies is works (after installing directshow), but the music is completely missing. I am tried to install dsound, directmusic, LAV codecs, and still has no success. On the Windows music works right out of the box, no additional soft is needed to install. Absolutely have no idea what to try. Please, give me some advice.

05/22/2020 21:47:47 CEST

Wine 5.9 Released

The Wine development release 5.9 is now available.




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


  • Wine Mono engine updated to 5.0.0, with upstream WPF support.
    • More progress on the WineD3D Vulkan backend.
    • Beginnings of a USB device driver.
    • Support for building with Clang in MSVC mode.
    • Builtin modules no longer depend on libwine.
    • Support for configuring Windows version from the command line.
    • Various bug fixes.


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


http://www.winehq.org/git for details.


Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

See the file AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.



Bugs fixed in 5.9 (total 28):


05/22/2020 21:15:04 CEST

What permissions are necessary for a user account to run Steam/Proton/Steam via WINE?

I want to limit Steam's spying. Thanks!

05/22/2020 21:12:55 CEST

Has switching to Linux for gaming helped anyone professionally?

Probably an odd question. I've been wanting to entirely switch to Linux since I took my first Linux course in university not that long ago but gaming support was bad at the time. Fast forward to this last November I was planning to make the switch but the drivers for my Radeon 5700 xt were awful at the time and working better on Windows. But they're apparently better now.

Currently I do not have any professional experience with Linux but will be working with it pretty soon (software engineer who is waiting for access in my organization and studying for the Linux+ certification). I'm curious to hear if using Linux as your main machine that you game on has helped any of you guys in your software or IT related jobs.

I'm mostly just trying to find the benefits so that I can convince myself on whether or not I want to buy a second hard drive to dual boot Linux on and try to use it as my main OS. In my spare time I mostly play League, Warframe, various things on Steam, and WoW so all my games are compatible.

05/22/2020 20:44:42 CEST

The free Google Stadia Pro offer changes from two months free to one month free on June 3rd.
URL: https://community.stadia.com/t5/Stadia-Community-Blog/Get-one-free-month-of-Stadia-Pro-as-a-new-user-starting-June-3/ba-p/22841
05/22/2020 20:40:54 CEST

Tomb Raider, which runs naively, won't start.

I get a short startup sequence and then it closes after a few seconds. I'm running on elementary OS.

I tried turning Steam Play off since it's native and restarting steam but that didn't work. I turned it back on and it still doesn't work. Other games (only ones that run on proton however) work perfectly fine.

Thanks if you can help :)

05/22/2020 20:39:02 CEST

Enslaved - Proton 5.0-7

Picked up Enslaved on Humble Bundle and it runs great in Proton!


05/22/2020 19:32:09 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr-jUiut7JQ&feature=share
05/22/2020 17:08:43 CEST

Co-op game for playing with GF with controller support? Low spec

Just got my gf a bluetooth gamepad for use with her laptop. We are both on modern Asus laptops with integrated Intel gfx, running Ubuntu 20.04. What are some good games we can play as online co-op using our controllers?

We already play Stardew Valley, and I'm considering buying us For The King.

05/22/2020 17:03:18 CEST

Save 75% on Life is Strange 2
05/22/2020 16:06:22 CEST

i need help :( i have a black screen with sound. from the gist of the error logs it looks like theres a problem with shaders, or direct x (mac)

the full line is

fixme:winediag:wined3d_select_feature_level None of the requested D3D feature levels is supported on this GPU with the current shader backend.

does anyone know anything about this? is there something extra graphics wise i can download?

05/22/2020 15:02:00 CEST

Is it viable to game on Linux with intergrated intel graphics?

I am looking to move a laptop over to Linux, I am very new to Linux and everything related, and was wondering what kinds of issues I might run into with intergated Intel UHD Graphics 620 on my machine? I found this post, and am slightly concerned as a result.

Edit: My CPU is Intel Core i7-8550U, so when it comes to gaming my main performance issue is due to graphics.

05/22/2020 14:56:07 CEST

[Need Support] "Appkit Thread"

There is a software I'm trying to run, but it always crashes giving me an error message saying

Terminating app due to uncaught exception NSInternalInconsistencyException, reason: not running on AppKit (main) thread terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException

I tried searching for a fix but I couldn't find any that details how to do it with a Wineskin Wrapper.

My OS is High Sierra.

05/22/2020 13:55:48 CEST

Save 75% on Magicka 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/238370/Magicka_2/
05/22/2020 13:27:20 CEST

Save 10% on Space Haven on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/979110/Space_Haven/
05/22/2020 13:16:26 CEST

Planning the switch

Hi, i am currently playing Dark Souls 3 on Windows. My config is Ryzen 5 1600x, 16Gb 3ghz, rx570. Anyone with this HW using Steam-Proton on Linux?

If so:

Any stuttering? Tearing? How many fps?

05/22/2020 12:35:43 CEST

SamRewritten v2.0 released (Steam Achievement Manager for linux)
URL: https://github.com/PaulCombal/SamRewritten/releases/tag/202005
05/22/2020 12:20:45 CEST

Editorial - Linux Gaming's Ticking Clock
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/linux-gaming-ticking-clock
05/22/2020 12:13:57 CEST

SamRewritten 2.0 Released - A Steam Achievement Manager for Linux

Link to the release

SamRewritten is an open-source program that allows you to unlock and relock your Steam achievements. It is named after the famous Steam Achievement Manager written by Gibbed, and implements its functionalities on Linux, and more!

The release provides an AppImage, and there's a package in the AUR

Changelog since the first release:

  • Implement support for changing stats
  • Implement showing protected achievements and stats which can't be changed by achievement managers.
  • Implement CLI support to match the GUI
  • Use gtkmm rather than plain gtk
  • Implement timed achievement modifications, see the README (start a game -> input achievement modifications -> click the menu -> Start Timed Modifications)
  • Implement ability to show only locked/unlocked achievements.
  • Implement ability to open games in a new SamRewritten window
  • Various bugfixes

With all these features, the functionality of the original Steam Achievement Manager has now been met and exceeded!

It's open to contributions if anyone else wants to see any other features done or bugs fixed! Feel free to contribute PRs or file issues on the GitHub page.

05/22/2020 12:09:01 CEST

Editorial - Linux Gaming's Ticking Clock
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/linux-gaming-ticking-clock
05/22/2020 12:01:16 CEST

So Civilization 6 is free on Epic Games, but Epic games has no linux client. Is there anyway I can get the linux port of Civ from this free download?

So Civilization 6 is free on Epic Games, but Epic games has no linux client. Is there anyway I can get the linux port of Civ from this free download?

05/22/2020 12:00:38 CEST

ScummVM now supports Ultima IV & VI
URL: https://www.scummvm.org/news/20200521/
05/22/2020 11:50:55 CEST

Using wine breaks desktop mime cache and more

I already made a topic to r/Arch, but now it seems it doesn't have anything to do with my DE, so I decided to ask this in here as well: https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/go17nz/matepanel_breaks_everytime_wine_is_used/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

I'm completely out of ideas. Every ideas are highly appreciated.

05/22/2020 09:58:24 CEST

Valve Index vs HTC Vive

Hello there,

So I want to invest into a VR headset. I would like to order a Valve Index, but I have to wait height weeks because they are out of stock. While waiting, I am trying to find a second-hand one that would be cheaper. So far, no Valve Index near me, but I just found a HTC Vive at the cost of 280. My question is, do you think guys, it is a good deal or should I wait to buy an Index which would give me more immersion, comfort...

PS : I am a total VR noob, never tried it so far.

05/22/2020 05:25:33 CEST

Crucible uses EAC and works with Proton 5.0.7

Crucible a new team-based shooter by Amazon game studios was released yesterday. It uses EAC but it installed and launched fine with Proton 5.0.7 out of the box with no tweaks done. I managed to play about 3 hours with no problems.

This is surprising since EAC is not known to work on linux yet


05/22/2020 05:21:33 CEST

What am I doing wrong with Eggroll's Proton

Long story short, I downloaded and installed "Proton-5.8-GE-2-MF". And I'm not getting the same results other people are with Monster Hunter World.

I have graphical artifacts (floating shadows) on snow areas. My testing lead me to believe that this is because it's using wkd3d instead of DXVK. For some reason Eggroll's proton forces my Monster Hunter to not use DXVK.

The game crashes and hangs my entire computer when I kill a monster.

Some users in protondb claim that the tutorial movies are fixed without using the patch but when I try to play any movie my game hangs and I have to kill it.

I have none of these issues with proton-tkg or default proton (excluding the tutorial movies, they still hang the game). I hear eggroll is the best, especially for monster hunter so I feel like I'm doing something wrong.



Vega 56 (mesa drivers and vulkan-radeon)

steam-native, gamemoderun %command%, ACO shaders (errors happen with default shaders as well)

05/22/2020 04:58:04 CEST

Stuck updating steam

I'm trying to open steam using wine staging 5.6 but when i do it is stuck on this screen what do i do?


05/22/2020 03:16:09 CEST

[Off Topic]Has anyone tried and installed the figma application before?

I have to use figma for work reasons but figma linux version is not available (at least officially). The version available for Linux is an application prepared with Electron and its performance is mediocre. Figma said that when I tried to install the windows version .net 4.5 wanted. Although I chose .net4.5 installed customization as wineprefix, the application did not work. If anyone has managed to try and install figs before, please contact me.

05/22/2020 03:12:02 CEST

I'm getting a new PC. What should I play?

I'm getting a new PC tomorrow. A: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.60GHz Octa-Core ASROCK B450M-HDV (2) * 16GB Corsair DDR4-2666 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB 240GB 2.5in SATA3 Burst SSD Seagate 1TB 2.5in SATA3 BarraCuda SSD

what i'm thinking is install Linux on the 240GB SSD drive and install /home on the 1TB SSD drive.

With this setup, What should I play? One problem I might see is I like running dual-monitors and I don't have multiple display-port cords. I have 1 HDMI cord and 1 HDMI-to-DisplayPort cord. I think this might be a problem.

Any Advice on Games or Setup?

05/22/2020 03:11:20 CEST

New mods and some admin


We welcome our new overlords

We've got a couple of new mods. Please welcome /u/whyhahm /u/GeekyMentat, both of whom I'm sure will do an admirable job.

Support requests are okay

In consultation with /u/monolalia we've made a slight change to the rules/guidelines. We both believe that part of the function of a Linux community is to help each other solve problems. I'm sure we all received lots of help when we were starting out, I know I did, and that should absolutely be paid forwards.

So we've lifted the explicit ban on support questions. Instead, we have the following:

Vague, low-effort tech-support requests may get removed.

So we're requiring that support stuff have all the required information and not be trivial. Which I think is reasonable.

This is something of an experiment for now. If we get swamped with support stuff then we may have to reconsider. If the community hates it then, again, we'll reconsider. But for now let's all just calmly see how it goes.

Non-English posts

There was a question recently as to whether non-English submissions are okay here.

Again, in consultation with /u/monolalia, we've decided that they are.

Not everyone speaks English and not all of those who do are most comfortable in English.

Linux and gaming are for everyone.

If there's a post in a language you don't speak, that does you no harm at all. Just ignore and move on.

If we get to a point where there a significant number of posts in languages not spoken by a significant proportion of the community, then we'll reconsider. But we're certainly not there yet. Posts in non-English languages are very few and far between.

We don't feel that this needs an explicit rule since the current rules don't prohibit non-English posts, and our position is basically "exercise common sense and be a decent human".


Just want to ask how you'd all feel about having an official /r/linux_gaming discord server.

I get that some of you are going to reject Discord since it's not free software. That's totally fine and if you want to express that in response that's also fine. But don't cross the line into berating others for their choices. Please don't turn this into a debate about that. If you want to make a community on a platform other than Discord, make a separate thread about that.

(And yes, it's electron and electron is shitty. Can we just assume that we all think electron is shitty and move past that too.)

So, that aside, the following is just my personal view: I'm in two minds about this. On the one hand do we really need another Linux Gaming discord server? On the other, it's a very popular service and it'd be cool to hang out and chat and converse with the people here.

So yeah, what do you think? Would you be interested in a /r/linux_gaming discord server?


So that's about it. Quick apology for not consulting the new mods on these decisions - this was all in motion before they were chosen. They will of course be consulted on future stuff.

Comments and questions on all this welcome, of course!

05/22/2020 02:30:45 CEST

What is the best distro for gaming?

Windows doesnt work on my laptop, long story.

05/22/2020 02:06:08 CEST

I'm not sure if Steam's using Nvidia Optimus

I know laptop graphic cards aren't good, and mine is just a Geforce 710M, but now I'm wondering if Steam is even using it when running games. I tried opening it with sudo optirun steam, but I get the error I cannot run it as the root user.

Without the sudo, it opens, but System Information still lists Intel on the video card, with no mention to Nvidia, just like when I open it normally, without the terminal. I wonder if that's normal.

Video Card: Driver: Intel Open Source Technology Center Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2)

Pastebin wih System Information.

Hardware configuration on Manjaro.

The most likely scenario is just that 710M is horrible, as I'm aware, but I want to make sure it's being used.

05/22/2020 01:39:07 CEST

Developing WineLutris scripts?

Hey guys,

Can anyone point me toward a resource for developing install scripts for games or adding wine compatibility to games?

From a high level, I'm just trying to understand the flow of starting a windows game and tying it into wine to make it run in Linux. Assuming the game is not yet supported or doesn't work well on Wine currently.

Is there a basic development environment or tool chain we should be using to see meaningful data?

I'm not expecting I'll turn into a contributor over night but I have to much time on my hands during this quarantine.

05/22/2020 00:54:36 CEST

Shuffled Nightmares - Puzzle Game on Linux (Release)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1289510/Shuffled_Nightmares/
05/22/2020 00:43:13 CEST

Witcher 3 screen tearing

Hey, has anyone encountered this bug and have a fix? I have a 5700xt and am using just the default drivers on a fresh install of manjaro. Any help would be appreciated.


05/22/2020 00:22:16 CEST

I can't open the Epic games launcher.

I tried installing it in Lutris, but when I open it, it only shows "No file provided". So I tried to directly install it with wine, but it only shows a message saying "error unsupported graphics card"

I have manjaro XFCE, an I5 and 8gb of ram.

05/21/2020 23:46:00 CEST

Quick Overview of Ubuntu | Linux Distros
URL: https://youtu.be/ALvAxjwBUGs
05/21/2020 23:06:48 CEST

I cant close AC Origins.

I hit quit to desktop, and then hit stop on steam afterwards. The window will close, but it reads that the game is still running. Sometimes xkill works when used on steam but usually I have to reboot to stop it. And when I close it with xkill I usually cant reopen it without rebooting first. Im running on Elementary OS, and the latest version of proton. The only other game Ive tried to play with steam play is Star Wars: republic commando (felt nostalgic) and it closes and opens just fine. I cant find anyone else with the same issue, and it doesnt seem like any of the questions in the weekly support thread get answered which is why I made a post here. Thanks if you can help!

(Im new to Linux, so sorry if Im not familiar with any commands or terminology)

05/21/2020 22:23:20 CEST

Has anyone had any luck playing ck2 through wine?

The codex installer worked just fine but when I start up the launcher, it's black, I can still click buttons and even start the game with music but the screen is still black besides my cursor... am I missing something?

05/21/2020 22:09:30 CEST

Steam Spring Cleaning event: how many floors can you complete without using Proton?

In my case I can complete 4 out of 7 floors. Game selection was unfortunate enough to provide Windows only games for 3 floors. Will have to use Proton for those.

05/21/2020 21:12:54 CEST

G2A has paid Wube Software over illegitimate Factorio keys
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/g2a-has-paid-wube-software-over-illegitimate-factorio-keys
05/21/2020 20:51:54 CEST

How are your experiences with Civilisation VI?

Now that it is free on epic store, i wonder how well does it run on linux? I heard it is native is that true?

05/21/2020 20:48:15 CEST

Dark Souls 3 and Fedora

I'm getting ready to instal tomorrow Fedora 32, and i've got just about everything ready, but any confirmation of Dark Souls 3 on Fedora.

Anyone running this at the moment? If so, any issues or just works out of the box?

05/21/2020 20:45:00 CEST

Resident Evil 2 Benchmark - DXVK vs VKD3D vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TijlTJC7KYc
05/21/2020 20:00:39 CEST

Resident Evil 2 Benchmark - DXVK vs VKD3D vs Windows
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TijlTJC7KYc
05/21/2020 19:59:53 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq_8l8UvP80&feature=share
05/21/2020 19:39:15 CEST

Where can i buy C&C RA2 to play on Linux?

Steam only has RA3

05/21/2020 19:35:43 CEST

Current state of Linux sim racing?

Asseto Corsa has its own installer, but how does that interact with Steam?

What tweaks does rFactor 2 need?

Any problems with wheels and pedals?

Any problems with VR?


05/21/2020 19:25:08 CEST

im getting a white screen (with sounds) can anyone help (mac)

im wondering if this is a directx 11 issue? does wine support dx11 yet? if not is there a way to force a dsx11 game to run as dx9? or maybe this isnt the problem at all either way im not sure what to do.

05/21/2020 19:02:32 CEST

Poping a shell on a retro console emulator

Many retro emulators seem to run linux, such as the RG300 RetroFW, HeyNow and, LDK as well as many others.
I'm investigating which emulators run some form of Linux on them and if it's possible to pop a shell on them.
Does anyone have a a list of all linux based retro emulators and has anyone managed to pop a shell on them yet? Any adviice would be greatly appreciated as well as any other forums or subreddits to discuss this, thanks!

05/21/2020 18:37:48 CEST

DRAG Demo To Be Available June 9-14
URL: https://twitter.com/OrontesG/status/1263280356737855488
05/21/2020 18:34:19 CEST

Crucible runs through Proton

Hi everyone. Making a post to let everyone know Amazon's new game Crucible runs through Steam play. I've read that Crucible uses Easy Anti-Cheat but I played 2 games without being kicked, each taking about 20 minutes.

I haven't ever made a video before, but I wanted to take a small recording to show it running on my Ryzen 5 2600X, Nvidia GTX 1650 Super, and 16GB DDR4. The game runs at 70fps without simplescreenrecorder running. I'm guessing there are settings I could have used to make it run better, but it's my first attempt at something like this.


05/21/2020 18:15:37 CEST

Save 70% on Endless Fables Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/7860/Endless_Fables_Collection/
05/21/2020 17:59:04 CEST

Considering of turning to *Nix for gaming. What were your reasons?

As the post states, interested to see what your reasons were. Some of my friends have said there is little point as you can get WSL now, meaning you have the best of both worlds on Windows. What was the main reason you made the switch?

05/21/2020 17:38:49 CEST

vibrantLinux 2.0 - Now with both AMD and NVIDIA support, and more...
URL: https://github.com/zee-mzha/vibrantLinux
05/21/2020 16:59:03 CEST

Save 25% on Volcanoids on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/951440/Volcanoids/
05/21/2020 16:44:29 CEST

black screen with sounds?

hey im super new to this, ive managed to get it working but any game i play is giving me a black screen with the games sounds playing. can someone tell me what to do?

05/21/2020 16:31:02 CEST

Looks like Serious Sam 4 isn't going to be native after all
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/257420/discussions/0/4540134453715300875/?ctp=7#c2244427453113806594
05/21/2020 16:21:03 CEST

PAPER TANKS for Steam on Linux (Development)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WuEgaJHGM0
05/21/2020 16:10:24 CEST

Online hackathon UNIGINE starts on May 28! Within 72 hours create a 3D game.
URL: https://twitter.com/Unigine/status/1263410958518681600
05/21/2020 15:18:55 CEST

RuneScape: Simple script to change resolution prior starting the launcher

I am new to RuneScape and tried to play it under Ubuntu 18.04. Here are two little scripts to automate the process of temporary switching the desktop resolution prior and after playing the game. Because playing it on my 1440p monitor makes the text very small and there is no working in-game function to change the resolution.

The first script for RuneLite is a bit tricky, because the launcher launches the launcher, which will make the script not wait anymore and the wait command does not work. That is why it uses sleep and checks every second if the game is running. The second script is very easy, because there is no additional launcher involved. The desktop resolution and file path to the Snaps are hardcoded. You should edit them to your liking if needed.

For RuneScape Classic with RuneLite (open source client) from this Snap: https://snapcraft.io/runelite

# RuneLite: https://snapcraft.io/runelite 

xrandr --size 1280x720

/snap/bin/runelite & pid=$!
while [ -e /proc/$pid ]; do sleep 1s; done 
pid=$(pidof /snap/runelite/5/bin/java)
while [ -e /proc/$pid ]; do sleep 1s; done 

xrandr --size 2560x1440

For RuneScape 3 with normal client from this Snap: https://snapcraft.io/runescape This Snap includes RuneScape Classic too, but I use it for 3 only.

# RuneLite 3: https://snapcraft.io/runescape

xrandr --size 1280x720


xrandr --size 2560x1440
05/21/2020 15:11:51 CEST

How To Install And Use The Liquorix Linux Kernel

Hi everyone.

So I've just uploaded a quick video on installing and using the Liquorix Linux kernel which is optimised for gaming and multimedia production.


This video covers installation and usage of Liquorix kernel, as well as configuring GRUB so that you can easily switch between installed kernels and finally removing kernels, all using GUI tools.

But for people who prefer a written guide, see below:


Terminal Method:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:damentz/liquorix && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install linux-image-liquorix-amd64 linux-headers-liquorix-amd64

Reboot to apply.

GUI Method:

Open up Software & Updates.

Navigate to Other Software and click on the Add button.

Type the following into the APT line: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/damentz/liqu... focal

Click on Add Source.

Click Edit on the entry and type main into the Components field.

Confirm and refresh the repository list.

Install Synaptic Package Manager

Search for liquorix and select the most recent image and header.

Mark for installation and install.

Reboot the system.


Install GRUB Customizer and run.

Navigate to General settings / advanced settings and change GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE from HIDDEN to 0.

Set a sensible value in the GRUB_TIMEOUT such as 5.

Save the settings.


Boot into any kernel apart from Liquorix.

Open Synaptic.

Search for Liquorix.

Mark the image and header for removal.

Once the process is complete then Liquorix kernel is removed.

As always, if you found this helpful, please consider subscribing to support my channel.

Thanks again.


05/21/2020 13:37:15 CEST

Playstation Now Mac with PlayOnMac

Hello guys!

Does anyone know how to setup Playstation Now on Mac with PlayOnMac?

Currently running MacAir 2015 edition with Mojave

05/21/2020 13:18:21 CEST

The Long Dark has a huge Survival Mode update
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/the-long-dark-has-a-huge-survival-mode-update
05/21/2020 10:28:27 CEST

BuildGDX v1.09 released (Shadow Warrior support added)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaAUGs_3JJA
05/21/2020 09:44:18 CEST

Jazz Resurrection v0.6.4 released (engine reimplementation of Jazz Jackrabbit 2)
URL: https://github.com/deathkiller/jazz2/releases/tag/0.6.4
05/21/2020 07:35:48 CEST

Gwent via Proton and Lutris not working

I tried using lutris gog 2.0 because thats the client I used mainly on windows and same thing happens via proton and wine. I start, then after first loading screen it goes black and plays music with the custom game cursor.

I checked gog forums and they said turn off overlay, I did that both clients, still no result. I couldn't find anything on steam discussions. I already submitted a ticket on GOG (ofc they won't be able to get back to me until much later).

Has anyone been able to get this running(im using Ubuntu 20.04 with a rtx 2080ti and r7 2700x)

05/21/2020 07:31:31 CEST

DevilutionX Diablo build for modern operating systems
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCOBt7dCZCo
05/21/2020 07:26:57 CEST

Go board games

What Go board games are available for linux? Found Kigo recently, but KDE apps don't play well with my themes on Ubuntu. So i was hoping to find something that is somewhat minimal and plays well with themes on GNOME.

05/21/2020 06:40:46 CEST

Help With File Not Found On Catalina

Hi so I am having trouble trying to install the Directx9 Directory so I can install PSX2. I am currently on OS 10.15.3. I keep receiving the file not found response when it runs through. I am pretty new to this version of wine (Unoffical Wineskin Winery) so any help would be appreciated thanks in advance! Looking forward to learning more about this software.

05/21/2020 05:41:11 CEST

Complete newbie starting from zero

Hi all,

I'm trying to install a new game on steam called Monster Train through wine on my mac, running macOS Catalina. I've tried downloading Winebottler and PlayonMac and neither are working to even install the windows version of steam. PlayonMac doesn't even open and Winebottler fails when I try and install steam.

I did get Into the Breach working with Wineskin at the start of 2018 - I downloaded the windows version of that from the dev's website at the time, but I've tried using Wineskin today to install steam and it doesn't work.

Is there a simple way I can download the windows version of a steam game and run it through Wine? Thank you!

05/21/2020 04:24:08 CEST

can games from the windows app store be played on linux?

I'm only considering this because PSO2 is coming on 5/27, although I'd be curious to see if any games from there work. I have no experience with it, even when I had windows. Thanks for any replies!

05/21/2020 03:39:07 CEST

Windows gamer switching to Linux

Today I thought about switching to Linux because I heard so much great things about it. And my question is is it hard to install what Linux should I install and how hard is to make a virtual machine for gaming.

05/21/2020 03:12:04 CEST

apex legends and rainbow six support linux (help)

Hello i'm thinking about switching to linux or i am and i was wondering if apex legends and rainbow six siege work i am planning to us pop os cause if not i might just partition myy hard drive and leave a windows install on for just those 2 games thanks in advance

05/21/2020 02:08:53 CEST

Steam sometimes eats up ALL hard drive space

Sometimes, maybe about once a month, I notice that my Linux installation is acting wonky and see that I have zero space on the drive. And it's Steam's fault. I've never tracked it down to a particular game or thing that steam is doing, but could see that my steam directory was heavily inflated. In normal situations, I have around 60GB free, meaning Steam has been trying to silently eat up at least that much space on some kind of non-game file related stuff.

After a reboot, the problem seems to solve itself. Which is why I haven't bothered to bitch about it before now.

But just now, I was playing a game, and each time I saved, it was silently not saving, because of the disk space issue. Not only that but, because I was using the same save slot (stupid me) it zeroed that out too, so several days lost.

So, I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this. This is a fresh install of Kubuntu 20.04, but I experienced the same issue with 19.04 and 19.10. Thanks

05/21/2020 01:59:48 CEST

bethesda launcher can't install

evening everyone,

with the help of other posts, I was able to get bethesda launcher working on my linux mint 19.3 setup. However, when I try to install a game (like Skyrim construction set, or Morrowind) I get the little spinny thingy that i guess means "working on it" and then it stops and disappears.

Any one know how to get the construction set downloaded so I can run it in steam with proton?

**I have skyrim working with no problem on steam after fixing the sounds/voices

Thanks for any help!

05/21/2020 01:56:29 CEST

Skyrim on Linux

I switched exclusively to Arch Linux recently and I'm impressed with the performance. Skyrim is a game I play a lot on PS4, but was unplayable on Windows 10 for my system with Intel HD Graphics. On Linux running through lutris with the latest wine version I get higher and smoother fps even with mods installed. Is there a reason for the higher fps?

05/21/2020 01:02:39 CEST

.jar to .deb

does anyone know how to make a simple app that will launch a jar file when launched? i have a jar file that i want to pin to my dock.

05/21/2020 01:00:21 CEST

DOOM Eternal will remove Anti-Cheat in next update, and Denuvo Anti-Cheat will work with Proton.

Copied from my previous post.

DOOM Eternal's next update will remove Anti-Cheat until they find a better solution. According to executive producer Marty Stratton

Also, It looks like Denuvo Anti-Cheat will work with Proton out-of-the-box in future versions of the Anti-Cheat. According to DAC's product owner

05/21/2020 00:55:35 CEST

Any good alternatives to Lutris

I like lutris in all but it just seems clanky. When I am downloading a game it doesn't show the progress (for example). Does anyone have better alternatives?

05/21/2020 00:19:10 CEST


So I'm on a mac, and whenever I try to run a game it says missing mono. I've installed mono on my mac but it doesn't seem to work. Can anyone help me?

05/21/2020 00:13:26 CEST

Doom Eternal removing Anti-Cheat next update
URL: /r/Doom/comments/gnjlo7/latest_information_on_update_1_anticheat/
05/20/2020 23:49:49 CEST

New news about Denuvo Anti Cheat
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Doom/comments/gnjlo7/latest_information_on_update_1_anticheat/
05/20/2020 23:39:55 CEST

Doom Eternal: id Software is going to remove anti-cheat in the next update

Despite our best intentions, feedback from players has made it clear that we must re-evaluate our approach to anti-cheat integration. With that, we will be removing the anti-cheat technology from the game in our next PC update. As we examine any future of anti-cheat in DOOM Eternal, at a minimum we must consider giving campaign-only players the ability to play without anti-cheat software installed


05/20/2020 23:38:42 CEST

Where is Ubuntu Game Packs Download?

I need help finding the link, also how big is the download?

05/20/2020 22:39:51 CEST

Fallout 76 - FPS dips

Anyone else playing Fallout 76 via Proton? I get these severe drops in FPS in some interior areas, like from a steady 40 - 70 FPS, to like 10 - 12, and after a bit of time it does clear up some, but also can pop back in at random while still in the area, so it seems like it loaded something in, but still issues randomly leap in and its death if there is any kind of fight going on.

If anyone has a clue it would be great, other than that the game is running as best a Bethesda game can be expected, online etc works, except the Atom shop, but no concern for that.

Additional details: Using Proton-5-8-GE-1-MF, with WINEDLLOVERRIDES=winedbg.exe=d %command%, gammoderun, GTX 980 Ti, Nvidia 440, Xubuntu 20.04 no compositor. My ini files have vsync turned off and a few other settings reduced.

05/20/2020 22:12:18 CEST

Plutonium BO2 working or not working?

I recently downloaded Plutonium BO2 and did a fresh install with the piry.exe but now when I try to start the game it throws an "Error at hooking API "NtProtectVirtualMemory" with wine.

Any of y'all got it working?

05/20/2020 21:55:25 CEST

How could I make lan/multiplayer games split screen ?

Hello everyone !

I'm going to be frank : I want to have two clients of a single game, each one handled by a keyboard and a mouse or a gamepad.

I'm searching for a "Universal Split Screen" type of program on linux. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04, with a gaming laptop (so great perfs, but single GPU, no multiseat possible)

I've heard about Xephyr, but couldn't make it work properly with for example minecraft.

Do you have any advice ?

Thanks in advance, I love this sub :)

05/20/2020 21:17:55 CEST

unpack, mount, install and play

What does this mean? The file I've downloaded is a .rar file. These are the install instructions(the title). The files inside the rar file are .r07, .r08, .r09, .r10, .r11 ...(1 through 44) with also a .sfv, a .nfo file and another .rar. Can anyone give me a rough idea of the installation process for this?

05/20/2020 21:09:20 CEST

Serious Sam 4 is launching August 2020, pre-orders are open now
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/257420/view/2190384257590602423
05/20/2020 21:05:01 CEST

Bioshock Remastered with extremely blurry textures

As title says, I'm trying to play Bioshock Remastered but the textures are so blurry that I'm unable to. Here's a link to how bad it is: https://i.imgur.com/PN4EOmz.png. I've seen people having this issue before in other Bioshock games and they some of them solved it by manually changing the amount of VRAM the game detected. I was unable to find this configuration in any of the game files.

I'm using Linux Mint 19.3 with a GeForce 1060 6gb. I'm running Bioshock through Proton 5.0-7 and I've also tried it with some other versions that I don't recall exactly. I'm ok with playing the original one, but it won't launch at all, so I'm really stuck here.

05/20/2020 20:41:52 CEST

[Rocket League] BAKKES MOD

Is there a way of getting it run through the proton?

05/20/2020 20:39:01 CEST

EA's Jim Vessella Announces: "... Alongside the launch of the Remastered Collection, Electronic Arts will be releasing the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll and their corresponding source code under the GPL version 3.0 license"
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/gnfgwa/eas_jim_vessella_announces_alongside_the_launch/
05/20/2020 20:29:18 CEST

Has anyone got Mafia II: Definitive Edition running in Proton or Lutris?

The game is probably too new for ProtonDB because I didn't see it there or on the Lutris site.

Has anyone tinkered with this one yet? The original release needed a few workarounds, which I'm not afraid of, but I was wondering if there was anything different for the Definitive Edition?

05/20/2020 20:27:48 CEST

C&C Remaster Update and Open Source / Mod Support
URL: https://www.ea.com/games/command-and-conquer/command-and-conquer-remastered/news/remaster-update-modding
05/20/2020 20:15:37 CEST

Found an app that does Xbox game streaming to Linux

So I have been looking for some way to stream my Xbox to my Linux box without using dual boot and the Xbox app on Win10; virtualization was an utter failure, but then I found this project on github. All you have to do is use pip to install it, authenticate it with your Microsoft credentials, then run it and start playing. Video and audio were slightly choppy but its still pretty good. However, it cannot turn the Xbox on for you, so you either have to use a voice assistant, Xoon, this python script, or the actual controller (assuming you are within range). The project seems abandoned as of now, but maybe some of use could contribute?

tl;dr Free Xbox game streaming app for Linux, works pretty well, link

05/20/2020 19:21:50 CEST

Wine Best practices?

Hey guys,

So I've been gaming on Linux now for a few months. I wanted to ask if other users had any tips for managing wine installations. Things to avoid or things to do a certain way for easier management etc.

For example, installing wine in home directory. Good practice or flawed? Do users backup their wine installation with all their games?

Additionally, when working with games that use mods or can use mods, are there other things we should consider when modding and what mod manager do y'all use? For this example I'm thinking Skyrim, Terraria, and Witcher 3 if examples help. Most mods cone from nexusmods in my experience.

This very open ended so no feedback is bad.


P.S. - using wine, proton, lutris on Manjaro KDE arch distribution

05/20/2020 19:18:30 CEST

I want to run Minecraft for free on Linux.

Like in windows we got options like tlauncher but on Linux it doesn't work.

05/20/2020 19:10:53 CEST

I want to play Rocket League Online

I am stuck on Windows 10 now because I can't play it anymore on Linux. Is there any way of Linux playing that game again ONLINE?

05/20/2020 18:48:56 CEST

Did somebody succeeded modding FO3 GOTY on Linux using the steam version ?
URL: /r/fo3/comments/gneq5b/did_somebody_succeeded_modding_fo3_goty_on_linux/
05/20/2020 18:40:54 CEST

Weird bug on FarCry 5

Hey, hope you are doing well with the virus around.

Recently I bought FarCry 5 and I have a weird bug where when I'm very close to something, there is a shadow on it. But the weird thing about the shadow is that they are completely black, extremely dark.Btw Uplay tells me my drivers are not up to date BUT they actually are.

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with an rtx 2060 mobile, an i7-9750h and 16gb of ram ( I'm pretty sure the config's not useful there but you never know).

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05/20/2020 18:35:08 CEST

Left over steam keys from Humble bundle

I did donate some money to SENS via https://www.humblebundle.com/games/bandai-namco-4 but I have some keys to games that I already own.

Somone wants them? Then send me a PM?


ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition


05/20/2020 18:25:51 CEST

when trying to run a game i get a error "failed to initialise player" can someone help?

the error messege in full says ...

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

05/20/2020 17:11:39 CEST

Have anyone tested gwent with proton?

I would do it myself but I can't download it right now

05/20/2020 16:38:14 CEST

A Hat in Time, a perfect experience on Steam Proton

Now I'm not usually one for 3D platformer's being that I primarily play First-Person shooters and I knew it was a gamble buying a UE4 engine driven game for Linux but to my shock it works perfectly and is well worth it for a chilled out gaming session.

Best game I've played in years and is worth it's slightly high price tag, bearing in mind you can pick it up from various steam key outlets for less.


Yes it looks like a kid's game but damn it's addictive and even has you wanting to throw your controller at points.

Running on:
OS: PopOS! 20.04 CPU:i7-5820k
GPU: Geforce 970 RAM:16GB

05/20/2020 16:19:25 CEST

Intel Core i5 10600K + Core i9 10900K Linux Performance Benchmarks Review
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel-10500k-10900k&num=1
05/20/2020 16:13:18 CEST

Anyone else having problems with Dark Souls 3

It seems like I can't connect.

When I press a button to start it displays 'returning to title menu' and returns to the title menu.

Wondering if they've implemented an anti-cheat or something.

05/20/2020 16:11:43 CEST

Conan Exiles hangs on startup - anybody running it currently on Fedora W32?

Hey, I am trying to get running Conan Exiles via Steam to play with my girlfriend and once splash screen is gone and game window opens it starts to fill pixelated lines from the top and then apparently hungs up.

I suspect this is due to misconfiguration - I use gloriouseggroll's mesa-aco from copr, but apparently have stock llvm and honestly no idea which amd gpu driver I should use for gaming. Interestingly, I am able to run Warframe and HOTS via Lutris with very OK performance.

Can anybody share what llvm + mesa + amd gpu drivers they use for gaming and if anything specific regarding Proton is needed for Steam games (I use again gloriouseggroll's ProtonGE 5.6 through Steam).

(crosspost from https://www.reddit.com/r/Fedora/comments/gn75jm/conan_exiles_hangs_on_startup_anybody_running_it/)

05/20/2020 15:17:09 CEST

"Ghosts and Bureaucracy" is an Undertale-inspired 2.5D adventure, releasing this year, that you might want to wishlist.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1245440/Ghosts_and_Bureaucracy/
05/20/2020 15:07:45 CEST

Direct3D support for Linux

Microsoft announced Direct3D support for Linux in their WSL.

Is this a next milestone for Linux Gaming?

05/20/2020 13:18:10 CEST

Which distro for gaming?

I am relatively new to Linux and appreciate any help :D

Which Linux distro would be the best overall for gaming on? I have a nvidea graphics card if that changes anything.

Thanks again for help!

05/20/2020 12:32:25 CEST

Save 65% on Please, Dont Touch Anything on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/354240/Please_Dont_Touch_Anything/
05/20/2020 12:24:41 CEST

Save 75% on The Long Dark on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/305620/The_Long_Dark/
05/20/2020 12:23:12 CEST

GW2 works perfectly fine on Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) using Lutris

The only thing which kept me staying on Windows were gaming. But now, on Linux gaming became easier than 10+ years ago, so I decided jump on Linux once again.

And I was shocked. Guild wars 2 performance was just as good as Windows. Some stuff was even faster/more responsive (such as opening inventory/gemstore/tradepost). The only downside was slightly lower fps during 30v30+ blob fights, but it is issue for windows as well. It may felt worse than usual because I haven't enabled freesync yet.

Also I haven't done any driver tweak/OC like selecting performance preset for 3D Apps (if it is possible on linux in 1st place) so there would be still room for improvement. Also note, WvW fps heavily depends on CPU and my CPU is just entry level for gaming.

PC specs: Ryzen 2200g (3.75Ghz), RX580 4GB, 3066MHz 16gb RAM, SSD.

Here are few screenshots:










05/20/2020 10:51:12 CEST

(Might not have a lot to do with linux, but talks ideology and gaming) Will the over monetization, gambling and anti-piracy tools actually increase piracy?

I know this isn't a Linux gaming oriented question, but I don't know where it could fit and Linux users tend to have ideals, so it kinda felt right.

In TV/Video streaming, the rise in vendor lock-ins as each corporation rises to compete over the pie (Hulu vs netflix vs amazon vs disney) is making people frustrated over having to pay each individually, leading to the pricing of a cable company in the end. The side effect is that piracy is back on the rise.

It might be reductive since companies are going more and more into GaaS platforms, but wouldn't over-using micro-transactions, paywalls and other monetization tricks simply reinvigorate the pirates to roll up their sleeves and come up with elegant solutions? Such as Denuvo fakes, single-player hosted servers or cracked servers etc.

I haven't delved in piracy for several years so I don't really know how well that scene is doing (I use linux, so I support steam which provide me the tools I need and push the envelope to keep advancing it), but it seems like Denuvo will eventually meet it's match - if it hasn't already - and other online elements will be "man-in-the-middle-ed" after vigorous reverse engineering.

Or maybe I'm talking out my ass?

This is why I'm sharing this though here. Opinions (and information!) are most welcome.

05/20/2020 09:41:38 CEST

Help: Input freezes while gaming with Proton, inputs fine otherwise


Although I'm used to Linux in general, I'm new to the PC gaming (and Linux gaming) scene, and I have a weird issue when playing games with Proton: Every five seconds or so, my input freezes for 1sec. The game continues as usual, however whichever key(s) pressed at the freeze stay pressed when it happens. While looking around for example, I do a 180 turn. If I run, I keep running even if I let go the key. Of course no keypress is registered during the freeze.

This happens both with wired keyboard/mouse and wireless controller. Using htop, I see a higher CPU usage from Gnome when sending a lot of inputs, however the problem persists when using XFCE or Openbox.

I can use my computer normally otherwise and native games and emulators work fine and are perfectly playable.

Has anyone encountered and solved this kind of issue ? Thanks !

Debian 10 Stable 64 bits

Gnome 3.30.2 on Xorg

i7-8565U with Intel UHD 620 with Intel drivers and vulkan libs installed

16Gb RAM

05/20/2020 09:41:01 CEST

Gsync and dual monitor, a hypothetical "fix"?


I have recently migrated a lot of my games and emulators over to Manjaro and it mostly works great.

However, I have to problems that I would like to solve for me to be able to migrate all my games:

1: Gsync and multi-monitor. I have a 165 hz Gsync monitor and a 60 hz non-Gsync monitor. I know that Gsync won't work if the X-screen covers more than the Gsync monitor only, and I have confirmed that Gsync works if I disable the 60 hz monitor. If possible, I would want a separate X-configuration to apply when playing games, one where each monitor is running on a separate X-screen. Is that possible, has anyone done that before? I know there are issues dragging windows between separate X-screens, which is why I only want that configuration to be running while playing games, reverting back to one large X-screen for both monitors when exiting games. I can't be the first person to think of this... Lutris almost allows for this by giving you the option to disable the secondary monitor while playing games, the only thing missing there would then be the secondary monitor getting it's own X-screen.

2: SLI. I know this is probably un-fixable, I was stupid enough to buy two 980Tis back in 2015 and therefore I still need to run my most demanding games that happen to support SLI on Windows. If I can get issue 1 fixed I'd probably be willing to migrate to a new, more powerful single GPU though, SLI is dying even on Windows anyway.

TLDR: Is it possible to make monitors run on separate X-screens while playing games (preferably with the secondary monitor keeping all windows from the larger default X-screen), and revert back again while exiting games?

05/20/2020 08:12:52 CEST

Destiny 2 on Ubuntu via Steam

I had posted about my problem with error code Nightingale but apparently even bungie has no solution for it. Apparently my steam is not running now as well. It runs smooth on my Linux machine though. Problem is I do not have enough space on it to download destiny . I was thinking of downloading ubuntu for my pc and running destiny 2 on it. Does destiny 2 support linux?

05/20/2020 07:44:18 CEST

Help! How to fix this error "Cannot open oreans.vxd driver . Make sure that oreans.vxd is not open by another program"?

I'm using catalina 10.15.4. After installing a game. I get this error every time I open it.

"Cannot open oreans.vxd driver . Make sure that oreans.vxd is not open by another program"

05/20/2020 07:21:59 CEST

I'm here once again asking for you help, Can you help me fill this form its about gaming opportunities in gaming pcs

https://forms.gle/yh9E6bBsQMavgubT8, It will just take a minute

here if the website if you want to check it out, https://www.dankmachines.com/

I really appreciate the help

05/20/2020 06:45:44 CEST

I really want to migrate to 100% Linux Gaming, but...

...Overwatch is just unplayable in my system.

I've seen some people running it with small performance difference compared to Windows, but every time I try and play, the performance is like 25% to 50% less in Lutris.

That must be because I run a laptop with HD Graphics 620, but still, kinda bums me, seeing as it's one of my favorite games ever.

Sorry, just blowing off some Steam. Quarantine's hitting hard.

05/20/2020 03:29:49 CEST

[Nightcore] Vanze - Forever 2020
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okp3nIxjBhE&feature=share
05/20/2020 02:34:22 CEST

Question about WASD (curious discussion)

TL;DR: Why do you use (or don't use) WASD? (From a Linux-based standpoint. Please also at least read the last line.)

Pretty sure 95% of right-handed people use WASD. Not sure how the left-handed folks game... maybe shove their keyboard all the way over? But I am asking this here because I suspect most folks who use Linux prefer to customise despite the initial inconvenience, and prefer to use logic which can then affect said customisations.

I believe the first time I encountered a true FPS was Quake. I played Wolf3D, Doom, and a few other shareware FPS's, but that was sorta a wonky intro to current FPS gaming.

I've been using ESDF for FPS's since the start. That was fine moving into Half-Life until I went to a LAN party around '02 or so... and I let someone use my rig while I was out for a bit. He changed my settings all up, and I was like WTF?! He said he put them back to "normal".

I've never understood why WASD has been the preferred option though, except maybe because the masses just prefer to not mess with things? The numbers 1-4 are still easily accessible (with better access granted to 5), R (which typically is your reload key) is an easy reach, and T and Y were for team chat and chat respectively, so you're even closer there. This allows you to still use Q as use (or W -- which I swapped to my voice chat originally). And nowadays, there are often many "use" options.
It allows an easy G for grenades, and I've put V as "auto run" on MMORPGs and other games. On games I need to shank folks quickly, I'll replace that, or if I need another option, I use X.

The reason I originally chose ESDF is because 1) that's where your fingers go when typing. Seriously, why not? And 2) because you get a whole new column of keys to bind on the left side.

I believe there are so many logical explanations to ditch the WASD option, unless you're playing FPS's and other games using your right pinky, ring, and middle fingers to play without the index finger. But I'm sure I'm going to be hit with a lot of backlash, or a lot of folks will just reply "well, that's how it was setup, so I went with it".

In which case, why not swap? I mean, most of us left Windows, customise our desktops, tweak our systems so our system runs exactly how we want it to. Not how someone else told us to.

05/20/2020 01:04:47 CEST

What's the difference of a Hardware running Windows vs Linux for Games?

Is there any difference that make linux users to have a better hardware than windows users to run the same game?

05/20/2020 00:55:01 CEST

custom proton woes

I can't get steam to see any custom protons. I'm putting glorious eggroll in ~/.steam/root/compatabilitytools.d/ and restarting steam, but nothing shows in force use of specific Steam Play compatibility tool. No one else seems to have this problem, or my google fu is weak. I'm using manjaro with 5.6.12 kernel.

05/20/2020 00:44:44 CEST

Do you need both 32 and 64bit wine installed on one system or am I just not loading the prefixes right?

I'm trying to set up WINE for some games, I got a few working so far, Sonic Mania in particular is giving me issues though, it doesn't boot at all, if I open it via Lutris then it doesn't even show and error log, just stop then back to play like nothing happened. I read that game requires 32bit WINE but I'm trying with prefixes and it's not working, do I need both versions of WINE installed? And if so how would I go about that (Currently on a 64bit OS, 64bit Manjaro Linux, with 64bit WINE)

05/20/2020 00:36:49 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwocX7D5HAc&feature=share
05/20/2020 00:20:34 CEST

Setting multiple profiles with piper?

Does anyone know how to setup more than one mouse profile in piper?

05/20/2020 00:05:37 CEST

Whats up with pictures here in /r/linux_gaming ?!


We dont have a header grafix atm and i could not add a picture to a post i just made.

Also, here in the editor the button for adding a picture is greyed out as well.

Whats wrung ?!

05/19/2020 22:28:01 CEST

Automatically setting WINEPREFIX when switching directories in the terminal

If you are like me then you have all your wine prefixes in one parent folder and I was looking for a way to automatically setting the corresponding WINEPREFIX variable when entering one of my prefix directories. I created a solution that works for myself and maybe its useful to someone else.

Im using bash as shell so the following goes into my .bashrc:

[[ ${BASH_ALIASES[cd]} ]] && unalias cd

function cd_wine_wrapper() {

cd "$@"



if [[ "$(pwd)" =~ $RE ]]; then




alias cd=cd_wine_wrapper

It aliases the cd command with this bash function which checks for entering my wine prefixes parent directory(in my case /mnt/daten/Wine) and sets the WINEPREFIX to WPP + next directory level if thats the case.

To use it put the code into your .bashrc and edit the WPP line to the directory you keep your wine prefixes in.

05/19/2020 21:55:03 CEST

StarCitizen on wine - news from Linux Users Group

Hello there^^

Some updates from #LUG at StarCitizen here :)

After spending the last year to focus on the runability of StarCitizen under wine, we have had great success in getting it going.

There was a couple of bugs, with wine, with the game, with the brain, but we could manage to make it work very nice under our beloved OS today.

Thanks to the endless efforts from all sides of the FOSS pool, the game works superb and we have a strong Linux community over at StarCitizen now and we are still pretty active, tweaking and tuning the crap out of it.

Let me keep you up2date about the latest developments around Linux and StarCitizen here.

Lutris installation for StarCitizen

#LUG's beniwtv is maintaining the Lutris installation script for StarCitizen, so we have a supershort response time, when it comes to changes, bugs or tweaks as the game is still in heavy developments and may break with any update, as seen currently with a couple of regressions with wine, that also affect StarCitizen.

Get the game installed from here, if you want to use Lutris:

Lutris wine runner

The #LUG created wine runner for Lutris makes sure that the game is working properly with Lutris.
It is usually on a very recent wine version and patched if there is a issue with wine, like right now.

Since wine-5.7 there is a lot of regressions affecting a good chunk of games and a certain wine commit had to get rolled back.

You can read about it here:

#LUG's molotov_sh is doing the runners mostly, but we are a couple people, testing wine and care for changes.

For example we got a patch from Alexandr Oleynikov and #LUG's Mike_Scott tweaked it to apply on the current commits.

There is a lot of people doing the little this and that, its just a blast seeing people contribute to free and open source software.

You can find the runner here:


With MangoHud, we found a supersexy ingame overlay for SC, but it was missing a feature, it could not show the used wine version.

This feature was added by #LUG's dev_null and tested by #LUG. we are still in testing and polishing but expect a feature update for MangoHud soon.

You can find the current MangoHud branch with the wine extension here:

vkBasalt shaders

With this Vulkan post processing layer, DadSchorse opened us a door to eyegasm.

We have tested this new layer and its exciting, how different StarCitizen can look, when using the different shaders.

vkBasalt also supports the reshade-shaders and has a nice tweakable config.

Find the project here:

Its FreeFlight Week !!!

From May 22. until June 1. it is Invictus launch week with a free flight event.

So next Friday the game with update 3.9 is open to everyone for free, for a whole week!
Perfect timing to make yourself a picture about how StarCitizen is working nowadays under Linux.
It should be easy, to set it up and play it under Lutris for everyone.

StarCitizen has a new planet now, Microtech and its 3 moons are done and the Stanton system is close to be complete.

Despite a serious hickups due to Corona and homeoffice, CIG pushed the update 3.9 to live.
That was a strong decision, cudos for that.

There have been huge issues, but the game is pretty stable nowadays and that has really nothing to do with Linux at all.
Good job.
New ships are ingame too and there is a lot going on in that week as you can see here:

We will gather Saturday in EU evening and make a group to play the Invictus event, hang out or do some missions together.

Its fun to team up, join the same spaceship, man the turrets and shoot some Claimjumpers :)

If you want to join us, add either u/beniwtv, u/dev_null or u/pstn to add you to the group, or just come on Discord, see below :)

Linux Users Group #LUG

For help and support you can reach our org here:

Simple apply there, once you have your CIG account.
For that you need to register yourself to the game, simply enlist here:

#LUG has passed 1100 members already and we are still growing.
Most of the action is going on in our chatroom at CIG here:

Feel free to join our Discord as well: https://discord.gg/meCFYPj
or our Matrix room: #Star_Citizen-LUG:matrix.org

For now we successfully established our weekly meetings on a Saturday, but here is news as well :)

We have a new ingame organisation, that is secret for now, but will care for some balance in the verse in the future. It operates from the shadows and is one of the next projects we are on, when it comes to actually playing the game^^
For more infos you can ask #LUG's u/pstn about it.

Oh and plz be so kind and avoid discussions in the comments about the state of the game.
It is what it is, and if you dont like it, you dont need to comment negativity here.

We as players are very happy that the game is working on Linux likely the same as on Windows and that is the main message of this post.

Feel free to test and cya in the Verse


05/19/2020 21:51:07 CEST

DirectX Linux | DirectX Developer Blog
URL: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/directx/directx-heart-linux/
05/19/2020 21:48:24 CEST

Very low spec gaming

Hi Linux_Gaming

I just acquired an old probook and was wondering about some games that would run well on it.

It has a dual core i5 with HT @3.3Ghz, 8GB of RAM, and 4th gen Intel graphics.

I've never really been that interested in indies, mostly just looking for older games that are still fun and will run well on the system.

Any suggestions appreciated, thanks :)

05/19/2020 21:44:09 CEST

How i install drivers for Amd Radeon 6670 2gb Ddr3 on Lubuntu?

So i just installed my first distro,Lubuntu 16.04,and i'm having a really bad time trying to install the drivers for my graphics card on it,if you guys could help a new Linux user i would be very grateful.

05/19/2020 21:19:05 CEST

Big list of open source clones and remakes of popular old school games
URL: https://osgameclones.com/
05/19/2020 21:16:50 CEST

Microsoft is portinf DirectX 12 to Linux
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Microsoft-DX12-WSL2
05/19/2020 21:02:17 CEST

Just a thought: how about a home made, Linux powered Stadia + Universal computing setu

Driven by a change in my private Environment, I started thinking (very wildly and freely) about Home Server for the House, a new rig, which lead to the thought of an Universal computing approach, and in the end struck me with the Fantasy of this: A Linux powered Server at home, that is supported by an eGPU and beside all the ususal Home Server stuff, runs Steam in the Backend and in the Office a lightweight Laptop with Docking Station, external Monitor and peripherals for gaming where I can use in house streaming from the Server to Play my games via Steam.

When I need to leave Home, I can carry the Laptop with me and since the Server ist configured to be reachable from external ad well, I could even somewhat game on the Laptop when traveling.

N, what die you think - wet Fantasy or actually doable?

05/19/2020 20:25:56 CEST

Save 88% on Suicide Guy on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/303610/Suicide_Guy/
05/19/2020 20:22:03 CEST

Free and open source evolution sim 'Thrive' has moved to Godot
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/free-and-open-source-evolution-sim-thrive-has-moved-to-godot
05/19/2020 20:15:03 CEST

Humble BANDAI NAMCO Bundle 4 with no Linux support
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/bandai-namco-4
05/19/2020 20:12:23 CEST

csgo_linux64 not responding

I've been getting this dialogue box since a long time now there's two options in the box 'force quit' 'wait' however if I click on wait the game starts, minimised. And I can play but get less than before. Upon checking valve's GitHub page for bug reports it seems to be they're still working on it after 2 years. Is there any work around for this?

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

05/19/2020 20:03:32 CEST

Microsoft has started to port DirectX to the linux kernel
URL: https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/project/lkml/list/?series=444474
05/19/2020 19:10:46 CEST

Open Source and alike Games
URL: https://thingsiplay.game.blog/2020/05/19/open-source-and-alike-games/
05/19/2020 18:48:58 CEST

RPCS3 - LittleBigPlanet now Playable! (4K Gameplay)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgvoA4ZALzQ
05/19/2020 18:31:34 CEST

Has anyone got experience with Red Dead Redemption 2 via Lutris?

Though about moving my Red Dead 2 installation to Linux from Windows and run it via Lutris. Before I go ahead and copy around 120GB, has anyone had any experience trying to run Red Dead 2 on Linux?

I am using Debian unstable, if that's of any use, so I shouldn't have any driver issues.

05/19/2020 17:39:14 CEST

How come that AMD has so low market share if they produce drivers that is so much better than Nvidia's?
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/Steam-Hardware-Software-Survey-Welcome-to-Steam
05/19/2020 16:06:09 CEST

Save 66% on Two Point Hospital on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/535930/Two_Point_Hospital/
05/19/2020 15:51:11 CEST

Cross-platform game engine 'Defold' source code opens up
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/cross-platform-game-engine-defold-is-now-open
05/19/2020 15:48:42 CEST

It is normal?

I discovered a Easy Anti-Cheat Service Setup when i'm going to install Batman Arkham Asylum. It work?

05/19/2020 14:52:51 CEST

Thanks Piper/Libratbag dev team

Appreciation post for the devs at Piper and Libratbag.

I'm not sure if this is the right sub to post this but I've been fighting with my MX master 3 to work with Logiops for a few days now, checked Libratbag Github page and lo en behold they now support it!

Thanks guys. You guys saved me a ton!

05/19/2020 13:52:19 CEST

league director on mac

do anyone here know how to use league director (a app that change your camera on league of legends replay to 3D) in macbook?

05/19/2020 13:49:53 CEST

Gwent - The Witcher Card Game. Runing in Linux with Steam Proton (Proton-5.8-GE-1-MF)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFFP8IlqnGI&feature=share
05/19/2020 13:42:16 CEST

King is making its Defold game engine open source
URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23232648
05/19/2020 12:32:43 CEST

Games on a sperate hard drive

Hi! I'm looking to migrate to linux (I'm leaning towards Pop OS), and I was wondering if I already had my games preinstalled on another drive would that matter, would I need to uninstall them? Thank you! Any help is appreciated!

05/19/2020 09:26:48 CEST

New Proton Versions on Demand? (Streets of Rage 4)
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/new-proton-versions-on-demand-streets-of-rage-4/
05/19/2020 09:08:29 CEST

How do I disable PS4 touchpad acting as mouse input?

This is cool and all for when i'm lying on bed but it's really annoying when I want to configure it on steam or other applications. My touchpad moves the mouse and even click. How do i disable this on manjaro?

05/19/2020 07:31:02 CEST

People like this make me sick

So I was looking around to see if anyone had found a way to get Battalion 1944 working on Linux. While looking around, I found this steam community post of the community basically bullying this guy calling him a poor kid who uses an "outdated and inferior" operating system just because he wanted to play it on Linux. I'm glad in the past few years valve has really turned the whole Linux gaming scene around but I still see people who think like this even now

05/19/2020 06:53:03 CEST

Civilization-like game where I can conquer countries?

I'm trying to look for a game that meets the aforementioned requirements. The specific game I'm looking for has a bland map, with only the country/territory names on the spaces to indicate that the area belongs to a state. Anyone know what game I'm talking about? I haven't played it before so this is all I can really share about the game thanks.

05/19/2020 05:42:42 CEST

Can Skullgirls play on Linux native?

I bought the Skullgirls game on Humble Store, I saw that it can play on Linux but it requires me to get the Steam code but not download it on Linux, why?

05/19/2020 04:45:40 CEST

My experience with VR on Linux (HTC Vive)

Edit: I figured I'd post this as it's own, since others might be curious as to my opinion on VR on Linux. I already commented this elsewhere, but I wasn't sure if it'd get any attention.

I own an HTC Vive. Aside from the controller shitting itself after like two weeks of use (yay gotta repair it myself since i bought it used outside of warranty), most things work great.

Here's my little performance list.

Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS x86_64. AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ 3.400GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Proprietary Drivers, can't remember what version) 16GB RAM (don't remember speed, something around 2000MHz

So, majority of games will launch. Most games have occasional stutter, but that can be fixed with a little tweaking. Some applications will be TOTALLY borked unless you run with a specific version of Proton. For example, Google Earth runs at like 4 FPS and is headache inducing unless you manually set it to use Proton 5.X (it's set to something 3.X by default). Otherwise it runs perfectly with zero issues.

I can't give you performance comparisons, but I can tell you that Boneworks (my most played VR game so far) runs very smoothly. I don't really notice any lag hitches (unless you have legacy reprojection disabled), and the game runs without error.

Some games will be totally broken, and there isn't much online to help you fix them, you just gotta tinker with the settings for a while. For example, for me, Machine Learning was pretty much unplayable since my controllers weren't rendering properly. And The Lab didn't launch at all IIRC. I remember trying out Waltz of the Wizard, and that had occasional lag spikes, but ran pretty much bug free other than that. My VR library isn't that huge (I'm saving my paychecks for a camping trip right now so I can't afford to buy many more games, VR is VERY EXPENSIVE compared to most normal games on steam).

There are tons of unofficial software that I wish I could get running. For example, Dolphin VR or PCSX2 VR were both things I tried to get running, but couldn't necessarily figure out. I got Dolphin VR to LAUNCH, but it couldn't detect my headset, even when ran by steam. I couldn't find a way to get PCSX2 VR to work at all (I don't even know if a working version exists, tbf).

As for general Steam VR, experience is hit and miss. For example, I've installed the steam devices package, but Steam sometimes won't detect my headset at all if it was plugged in before Steam started. So I'd have to unplug and replug it to get it detected. Otherwise steam would say basically You have a headset connected, but we can't find it. If you tried to use the "Reconnect Headset" option, SteamVR would just crash the entire desktop session, meaning I'd have to reopen everything again. Same thing happened in similar circumstances when closing SteamVR. Also, the stream desktop option only works in certain scenarios that I haven't figured out yet. Otherwise it's basically going to display nothing 99% of the time. I'm trying to use XRDesktop, but they haven't made a certain package available on 18.04 LTS yet, so I'm SOL on that. I can use the Gnome Plugin, which lets me stream it, but some things are broken so I'd advice against it if you're on the same Ubuntu version as me.

Conclusion: If you're willing to learn how to do the workarounds for your pretty headset, and can put up with some frustrations and troubleshoot on your own, I think you'll be fine with VR on Linux. A lot of software won't work, but I think most of the more popular games will either work, or have a fix for it. So don't sweat it too much. Could I recommend it to someone with low patience? No. If you don't think you'd like to tinker a ton with your machine to get it working for the odd piece of software here and there that doesn't work, then just dual boot and call it a day. I enjoy using VR, and sometimes I totally forget I'm on Linux since I'm just enjoying the game. YMMV.

05/19/2020 04:41:07 CEST

Black Ops 2 now works fine on lutris

Well just wanted to say that I been trying to play this game in a while and never could, I mean I know there was a patch for it but I never new how to use it but now it just works outta the box on lutris both SP/MP/ZM, Awesome! Wine steam kills a lot of persormance but its very playable

05/19/2020 03:47:25 CEST

Has ori WotW stopped working on linux or is it just me?

I can't even launch the game post patch 2. Is it because of a new feature? The game worked perfectly smooth on linux before this patch (it had a gold rating on proton db until now). What happened?

05/19/2020 03:37:16 CEST

Has Ori and the blind forest stopped working on Linux with patch 2?

The game worked fine for me a week ago. I went ahead to play it post patch 2 and it doesn't even launch. Is it just for me? If not, which new feature has caused this? The game worked super smooth post patch 1, I'm curious as to what happened.

05/19/2020 03:33:49 CEST

How to Play Doom Eternal on Linux After Latest Update (doomgrader) UPDATED VIDEO
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT9uWfK67DY&feature=youtu.be
05/19/2020 03:32:20 CEST

Rockstar launcher not working

It downloads fine, then says loading, but it just crashes right after.

05/19/2020 02:07:08 CEST

Please help! DirectX Winetrick??

Do you all know of a winetrick to fix this issue:

Code ND-12121

The video card in this computer does not meet the minimum requirements to run the game. Outdated video cards may need to be replaced with new hardware.

The Phantom of Venice requires a 32MB video card that is DirectX 9.0 and 32-bit color compatible.

To resolve this issue, please contact your computer or video card manufacturer to download new drivers or update the video card"

I am on a MacBook Pro running OS X Yosemite.

I've been trying everything I can think of and am getting frustrated. I may end up having to request a refund if I can't figure this out soon.

05/19/2020 01:40:02 CEST

I need Tech Support. Give me your ideas experienced Linux users.

So, hi Linux people !
It's Faith. So I've been thinking switching to linux for a while now and I did some research but didn't find the answer I seek..
My pc( pretty bad :/ )
-Nvidia gx740
-8gb ram
-intel i-7 1.8 ghz
With this pc my fps is 60-70 in open world, in cities its 50-65 and in crowded places(dolmen, trials sometimes dungeons too) it can drop to 35-50. Note that these numbers are min and the max usually its right at the middle of these numbers. I've been advised to use linux.. lots of people said my performance might increase. but I couldn't find anything that will give me a little idea about my fps if I were to use linux. What do you think ?
How will be my fps ?

I will still run the game at minimum graphics.(maybe I can medium if its playable)
Do you have any idea about my fps if I were to use linux ? Let me know if you do.
Thanks for help.

05/19/2020 00:56:01 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgdtjYhwBRQ&feature=share
05/19/2020 00:35:45 CEST

Just came across a speedrun for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus" Possible to run on linux?


My happiest moment during these two months was when I first watched this today! Brings back a lot of memories..

Who else remembers this? ^^

Is there any hope of getting these old games to run on linux?

05/19/2020 00:25:56 CEST

armory crate on linux? Is this feasable?

I have a asus gaming laptop that has rgb on the keyboard etc, can I install armory crate on Linux? Or run some custom script/program to control the rgb?

05/19/2020 00:07:35 CEST

Is the Valve Index worth buying for linux currently?

I'm on a waitlist right now for the Index, but it sounds like linux support for VR is pretty bad currently.

From people who have bought one, was it worth it even given the issues that it currently has?

05/18/2020 23:38:22 CEST

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game running out of the box on Linux using Proton
URL: https://youtu.be/r3MGEbmHR24
05/18/2020 23:03:48 CEST

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game running out of the box on Linux using Proton
URL: https://youtu.be/r3MGEbmHR24
05/18/2020 23:03:34 CEST

Mafia widescreen fix with DXVK. Upgrade to "Mafia Remastered"

First you need:
1. Mafia game (I used the GOG version.) - 1 pc.
2. dgVoodoo 2 (password: shitgoogle) - 1 pc.
3. Mafia Widescreen Fix - 1 pc.
4. Mafia1CommunityModPack - 1 pc. (Optional)
5. Time - 15 pc. (min or hr, as in my case)

For create prefixes, I prefer to use Proton GE.
Here is my script:



mkdir $(pwd)/$NAME
SteamAppId=$ID STEAM_COMPAT_DATA_PATH=$(pwd)/$NAME proton 0
WINE="/usr/share/steam/compatibilitytools.d/proton-ge-custom/dist/bin/wine" WINEPREFIX=$(pwd)/$NAME/pfx winetricks -q mfc42 vcrun6sp6

mfc42 and vcrun6sp6 are needed to run the mod installer.

After, create the prefix, just install the game.

(Optional) Unpack Mafia1CommunityModPack.5.zip and launch Mafia_Community_Modpack_v2.exe here I did not test all the options, for myself I preferred only the restoration of sounds. Uncheck wrappers, because we will install it ourselves.

Now unzip dgVoodoo2_63_2.zip, and copy dgVoodooCpl.exe, MS/x86/D3D9.dll, MS/x86/D3DImm.dll and MS/x86/DDraw.dll to root game folder. Unzip Mafia.WidescreenFix.zip entire to root with replace.

Launch Setup.exe and configure game. Then launch dgVoodooCpl.exe with WINEDLLOVERRIDES="d3d8=n,b" and in the directX tab set your VRAM, configure anisotropic filtering , save and exit.

After all this, you can run Game.exe or MafiaSetupXPHotfix.exe (GOG) with WINEDLLOVERRIDES="d3d8=n,b". If everything was done correctly, the game should start without any problems.

Additional Information:

  • For the script to work, you will need to either change the paths or install the package from repo.
  • To start the game, I use wine from Lutris, because with Proton GE mouse have lags, official proton is just crashed.
  • The trick is that 2 wrappers work: Game DirectX 8 (first wrapper d3d8 from fix) DirectX 9 (second wrapper from dgVodoo) DXVK.
  • My Screenshot of game and video from google.
05/18/2020 22:49:14 CEST

Looking to switch over to linux. How to benchmark performance of games on windows and linux

So I'm looking to switch to linux and I mostly only play one game and I now use a laptop for work. I was browsing r/tekken and I saw someone said the performance could be better on linux because of some directx something. I don't remember and I can't find the thread. How would I record the the performance of a game; tekken, for windows then on linux. I think I read them mention there could potentially be less input lag and who doesn't want that for fighting games.

05/18/2020 22:37:05 CEST

Hi, I got a question on wine

So I purchased the Witcher 1 on GOG.com and downloaded the "backup" files (meant for offline installation), do I need to also setup dxvk and lutris or it should work out of the box with wine staging?

05/18/2020 21:37:10 CEST

New interesting creepy game demo released for Linux too!
URL: https://fathybasha.itch.io/cloud-serpents
05/18/2020 21:27:54 CEST

Ubuntu 20.04: Minecraft won't launch

I currently have Oracle Java JDK 14.

Does anybody have any idea why Minecraft will not launch? Previously, it was saying "Segmentation Fault (core dumped)" but it does not say anything.

05/18/2020 21:08:57 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ7IdEVoqcM&feature=share
05/18/2020 20:55:37 CEST

Hosting a 2player game of "Spacezero"

I'm hosting a 2-player game of spacezero.

If you are using Ubuntu, you will also have to install openssh-client

The game is a net game, you will have to SSH to my server to play. I have set up an account specifically for this.

do "ssh", username spacezero, password spacezero

run "spacezero -name [name] -c"

05/18/2020 20:24:05 CEST

Who are your favourite Linux streamers on Twitch (or elsewhere)?

So far I only know of Gaming on Linux who stream games on Linux. Can you give me some recommendation for streamers who predominantly stream games on Linux? A mixture of games and non-game related stuff is also fine.

05/18/2020 19:40:15 CEST

ENB causes GTA V to crash when the game loads with "Unhandled page fault on read access to 0000000000000128"

The game loads fine if I open the ENB HUD and deselect "UseEffect" while it's still on the loading screen, but if I enable it again the game just crashes straight away. Nothing I've tried has helped, has anyone had any luck using ENB on GTA? I know it's supposed to work on other games like Skyrim and Fallout 4

wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0000000000000128 at address 00007FE83DA4DF7E (thread 0052), starting debugger...
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000128 in 64-bit code (0x00007fe83da4df7e).
Register dump:
 rip:00007fe83da4df7e rsp:0000000059ceb080 rbp:0000000000000000 eflags:00010202 (  R- --  I   - - - )
 rax:0000000000000000 rbx:0000000000000000 rcx:00000000000000d0 rdx:00007fe80c000080
 rsi:0000000000000008 rdi:0000000000000000  r8:0000000059ceafd0  r9:0000000000000000 r10:000000000000000e
 r11:0000000000000000 r12:00007fe8080e37f0 r13:0000000000000001 r14:0000000059ceb130 r15:0000000000000004
Stack dump:
0x0000000059ceb080:  00007fe80c539e98 01007fe80c539d60
0x0000000059ceb090:  0000000000000000 0100000000000000
0x0000000059ceb0a0:  0000000059ceb09f 2650ce9078096f00
0x0000000059ceb0b0:  00007fe80c539d60 0000000000000000
0x0000000059ceb0c0:  0000000000000000 00007fe8080e37f0
0x0000000059ceb0d0:  0000000000000001 0000000059ceb130
0x0000000059ceb0e0:  0000000000000004 00007fe83d8ed61d
0x0000000059ceb0f0:  0000000059ceb130 00007fe83dbb5a80
0x0000000059ceb100:  0000000000000000 00007fe80c4ac010
0x0000000059ceb110:  00007fe80c5071d0 0000000000000000
0x0000000059ceb120:  0000000000000000 0000000000000000
0x0000000059ceb130:  0000010100000000 0101010101010100
=>0 0x00007fe83da4df7e (0x0000000000000000)
0x00007fe83da4df7e: movq    0x0000000000000128(%rdi),%rbx
Module  Address                 Debug info  Name (93 modules)
PE            230000-          2be000   Deferred        bink2w64
PE            2c0000-          300000   Deferred        launc
PE            300000-          56f000   Deferred        d3dcompiler_43
PE            570000-          58c000   Deferred        gfsdk_txaa_alpharesolve.win64
PE            590000-          5b5000   Deferred        dinput8
PE            f70000-         106c000   Deferred        extendedcamerasettings.asi
PE           1070000-         11bd000   Deferred        scripthookv
PE           11c0000-         1206000   Deferred        d3dx11_43
PE           1540000-         155d000   Deferred        gtav.heapadjuster.asi
PE           1560000-         1584000   Deferred        opencamerav.asi
PE           1590000-         15c1000   Deferred        openinteriors.asi
PE           15d0000-         15f7000   Deferred        openiv.asi
PE           1600000-         1614000   Deferred        packfilelimitadjuster.asi
PE           1840000-         186c000   Deferred        timecyclemods.asi
PE          3b1e0000-        3b39e000   Deferred        d3d11
PE          58c80000-        59036000   Deferred        d3dcompiler_46e
PE          5dac0000-        5dd61000   Deferred        socialclub
PE          62240000-        624c8000   Deferred        d3d9
PE          6f200000-        6f3dc000   Deferred        dxgi
PE          7a850000-        7a858000   Deferred        opengl32
PE          7b010000-        7b027000   Deferred        kernelbase
PE          7b410000-        7b5db000   Deferred        kernel32
PE          7bc20000-        7bc35000   Deferred        ntdll
PE         140000000-       1459c4a00   Deferred        gta5
PE         180000000-       18037f000   Deferred        gfsdk_shadowlib.win64
PE      7fe814d10000-    7fe814d1e000   Deferred        hnetcfg
PE      7fe814d70000-    7fe814d74000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-1
PE      7fe814d80000-    7fe814d84000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-localization-obsolete-l1-2-0
PE      7fe814d90000-    7fe814d94000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-1
PE      7fe814da0000-    7fe814da4000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0
PE      7fe814dc0000-    7fe814dc5000   Deferred        rsaenh
PE      7fe814e00000-    7fe814e07000   Deferred        dbghelp
PE      7fe814e80000-    7fe814e85000   Deferred        imagehlp
PE      7fe82d7b0000-    7fe82d7b5000   Deferred        xaudio2_7
PE      7fe834010000-    7fe834014000   Deferred        winepulse
PE      7fe834050000-    7fe834055000   Deferred        mmdevapi
PE      7fe834080000-    7fe834085000   Deferred        hid
PE      7fe834330000-    7fe834339000   Deferred        wined3d
PE      7fe83e0a0000-    7fe83e0a4000   Deferred        nvapi64
PE      7fe83e0e0000-    7fe83e0f9000   Deferred        msvcr120
PE      7fe83e1e0000-    7fe83e1e9000   Deferred        concrt140
PE      7fe83e200000-    7fe83e204000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0
PE      7fe83e210000-    7fe83e215000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0
PE      7fe83e220000-    7fe83e225000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0
PE      7fe83e240000-    7fe83e245000   Deferred        api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0
PE      7fe83e250000-    7fe83e254000   Deferred        vcruntime140
PE      7fe83e2a0000-    7fe83e2c8000   Deferred        msvcp140
PE      7fe83e370000-    7fe83e37d000   Deferred        mpr
PE      7fe83e3a0000-    7fe83e3c2000   Deferred        wininet
PE      7fe83e440000-    7fe83e454000   Deferred        urlmon
PE      7fe83e4f0000-    7fe83e4f5000   Deferred        uxtheme
PE      7fe840ff0000-    7fe840ff5000   Deferred        winex11
PE      7fe842f30000-    7fe842f34000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-1
PE      7fe842f40000-    7fe842f44000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-fibers-l1-1-1
PE      7fe842f50000-    7fe842f54000   Deferred        api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0
PE      7fe842f70000-    7fe842f74000   Deferred        usp10
PE      7fe842fc0000-    7fe843015000   Deferred        comctl32
PE      7fe843100000-    7fe84310a000   Deferred        aclui
PE      7fe843120000-    7fe843125000   Deferred        shcore
PE      7fe843160000-    7fe843a5b000   Deferred        shell32
PE      7fe843bb0000-    7fe843bbf000   Deferred        shlwapi
PE      7fe843c10000-    7fe843c16000   Deferred        iphlpapi
PE      7fe843c40000-    7fe843c45000   Deferred        xinput1_3
PE      7fe843c60000-    7fe843c66000   Deferred        imm32
PE      7fe843c90000-    7fe843ca0000   Deferred        msvcrt
PE      7fe843d60000-    7fe843d67000   Deferred        winevulkan
PE      7fe843db0000-    7fe843db7000   Deferred        vulkan-1
PE      7fe843dd0000-    7fe843dd4000   Deferred        wtsapi32
PE      7fe843df0000-    7fe843df6000   Deferred        wintrust
PE      7fe843e20000-    7fe843e25000   Deferred        bcrypt
PE      7fe843e50000-    7fe843e97000   Deferred        crypt32
PE      7fe843f50000-    7fe843f55000   Deferred        mfreadwrite
PE      7fe843f70000-    7fe843f75000   Deferred        msdmo
PE      7fe843f90000-    7fe843f94000   Deferred        rtworkq
PE      7fe843fc0000-    7fe843fcd000   Deferred        oleaut32
PE      7fe844100000-    7fe844107000   Deferred        propsys
PE      7fe844130000-    7fe844136000   Deferred        mfplat
PE      7fe844190000-    7fe844196000   Deferred        mf
PE      7fe8441d0000-    7fe8441d5000   Deferred        psapi
PE      7fe8441f0000-    7fe84426f000   Deferred        winmm
PE      7fe8442b0000-    7fe8442b5000   Deferred        dsound
PE      7fe844300000-    7fe844306000   Deferred        ws2_32
PE      7fe844360000-    7fe84438c000   Deferred        ole32
PE      7fe8444b0000-    7fe8444b5000   Deferred        d3dxof
PE      7fe8444e0000-    7fe8444e5000   Deferred        d3dcompiler_47
PE      7fe844560000-    7fe844569000   Deferred        d3dx9_43
PE      7fe844610000-    7fe84461c000   Deferred        gdi32
PE      7fe8447b0000-    7fe8447bb000   Deferred        rpcrt4
PE      7fe844840000-    7fe84484b000   Deferred        advapi32
PE      7fe8448f0000-    7fe84490e000   Deferred        ucrtbase
PE      7fe844a00000-    7fe844a05000   Deferred        version
PE      7fe844a20000-    7fe844a37000   Deferred        setupapi
PE      7fe844ab0000-    7fe844ba1000   Deferred        user32
process  tid      prio (all id:s are in hex)
0000000e services.exe
    00000026    0
    00000023    0
    0000001d    0
    0000001a    0
    00000013    0
    00000010    0
    0000000f    0
00000011 plugplay.exe
    00000017    0
    00000016    0
    00000012    0
00000018 winedevice.exe
    00000020    0
    0000001f    0
    0000001e    0
    0000001c    0
    0000001b    0
    00000019    0
00000021 winedevice.exe
    00000027    0
    00000025    0
    00000024    0
    00000022    0
00000028 explorer.exe
    [C:\windows\system32\explorer.exe /desktop]
    0000002c    0
    0000002b    0
    0000002a    0
    00000029    0
00000031 PlayGTAV.exe
    ["Z:\media\xdbc\a2d50f52-39f4-4436-9d70-a5b7d5b0fe61\Games\Grand Theft Auto V\PlayGTAV.exe"]
    00000032    0
00000033 (D) Z:\media\xdbc\a2d50f52-39f4-4436-9d70-a5b7d5b0fe61\Games\Grand Theft Auto V\GTA5.exe
    000000aa    0
    000000a7    0
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    000000a3    0
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    0000005f    0
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    00000052    0 <==
    00000051    0
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    0000004f    0
    0000004e   -2
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    0000004c    1
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    00000044   15
    00000043   -1
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System information:
    Wine build: wine-5.7.r0.g2ad422ff ( TkG Staging Esync Fsync Vkd3d DXVK-Compatible )
    Platform: x86_64
    Version: Windows 10
    Host system: Linux
    Host version: 5.6.11
0032:fixme:kernelbase:AppPolicyGetProcessTerminationMethod FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFA, 000000000022FA80
Game is considered exited.
All monitored processes have exited.
Exit with returncode 3840

I'm using DXVK 1.6.1L

05/18/2020 19:25:12 CEST


Any Xonotic Brazilian server?

05/18/2020 17:52:05 CEST

GTA changes my screen resolution


GTA changes my screen resolution from 1920x1080 to 800x600. If I change my screen resolution part of the screen will be cut off. Does anyone know how to fix this (on linux mint)?

As you can see in the video, the resolution changes b/t those two resolutions.

05/18/2020 17:01:14 CEST

DBO Global and DBOuniverse Revelations on linux?

DBO Global works mostly, but as DXVK doesnt work with it (cause black screen on main menu, not able to start game), performance will suffer much, Esync helps little but still huge slowdown overall gaming experience.

DBOuniverse Revelations is another thing, lutris doesn't allow start "launcherV2", which is needed to update game and start it (using game.exe doesn't work either, launcher is forced to use first), launcher requires dotnet 3.x, even after installed, launcher give error about "wrong runtime"

05/18/2020 16:34:18 CEST

Is Wine 5.8 TKG okay?

Wine 5.7 TKG builds were told to cause a lot breaks overall (got patches later, but still were not okay)

What is current status with 5.8 TKG revision 5?

Or is it still recommended to use Wine 5.5 or 5.6?

05/18/2020 16:24:09 CEST

Can I please see a copy of your wine .desktop file for Elder Scrolls Online please?

I can launch Elder Scrolls Online just fine with the command "wine", but the shortcut in the applications menu isn't working correctly. I even tried changing the Exec line to just use "wine" since that works in terminal, but it isn't working. I already made a post with the desktop file info in it and everyone's suggestions don't work. So I'd like to just maybe use someone else's and see if that works maybe?

05/18/2020 16:15:23 CEST


hi cutrrently i am running pop os i have been digging to find if fortnite works on linux?

i get really inconsistent answers dose it work on lutris are there some work around?

thanks for letting me know!

05/18/2020 16:09:41 CEST

I give Tim Sweeney, head of Epic games and hater of PCs (x-post from pcmr)
URL: https://reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/glljpi/i_give_tim_sweeney_head_of_epic_games_and_hater/
05/18/2020 16:07:50 CEST

ReWASD with Wine?

Hey everyone,

I keep reading that ReWASD is an amazing program for controller binding. The issue is that it's only on Windows. I tried installing it with CrossOver but I keep getting a failed install. Has anyone tried this or found a solution to this?

05/18/2020 15:54:42 CEST

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Linux
URL: https://technex.us/2020/05/age_of_empires_ii_definitive_edition_on_linux/
05/18/2020 14:15:13 CEST

Big list of open source clones and remakes of popular old school games
URL: https://osgameclones.com/
05/18/2020 14:09:32 CEST

What's your experience with Freesync ?

A while ago I activated Freesync on my machine, I thought it worked well ootb because I never noticed any weird behavior and last game I played is locked at 60 fps. But, I've been more thoroughly testing Freesync just to see the numbers and, long story short it's a mess.

I've been testing it with 2 games: a very lightweight one in 2D, Door Kickers action squad and a more demanding Hellblade Senua's sacrifice

Testing done with mesa 19.3.4 - kernel 5.6.13 and amd RX5700XT + xrandr showing vrr_capable = 1

Door Kickers:

  • with freesync the game fps stays around the low range allow by my screen (48 hz) of course this causes flicker
  • withtout freesync ~ 3000 fps
  • on windows: 144 fps


  • Freesync: roughly the same here but fps are changing faster this results in a flicker fest. Stroboscopic light seems more correct
  • without: around 195 fps in the menu and between 50-90 otherwise.
  • on windows: no flicker with fps in the 70 fps range
  • Funny enough I have a mode where my freesync range is 120-144hz and in this mode hellblade is locked at 72 fps like an enhanced vsync.

Back to no Freesync for me but I've seen not so much posts about freesync in this sub and wonder, what have been your experience with Freesync ?

Have you really tested it or thought it works because you didn't notice something like I did.

05/18/2020 14:07:12 CEST

Some questions about VR on Linux

Hi there, first, if there's a better place for my questions, just tell me. Oh and I'm not good with command line aside of the basic cd/apt/chmod

So I'm using Linux on a daily basis for 3 years, I used to have a dual boot for gaming on Windows (although I stopped buying games Windows only) and for VR. I had a Rift CV1 and later bought a WMR. Now I only have my PSVR left and those questions: -is it possible to use my psvr as a vr headset on Linux? I know there was something like openhmd but they dropped the support of psvr, I thought about using the software that allow to use it on Windows (not trinus but the other one) through proton but didn't get any result -if it is not possible to use the PSVR, and aside of the Valve Index, which VR headset is the most noob-friendly on Linux? It's mostly for racing/sim game.

And not directly VR related but is it possible to play a game on a tri-screen through proton ? Euro truck for exemple use natively my 3 screens but Elite Dangerous does not allow it and I couldn't find any info on the Internet.

And since I didn't put my config and distro yet: Ryzen 1700, 32GB ram, rx480 and Ubuntu 18.04. I'm using the valve version of Mesa.

05/18/2020 12:51:37 CEST

Alright lads, the dede trying to get Oculus CV1 positional tracking to work has a github sponsor page

As the title suggests, Jan Schmidt (the guy almost singlehandidly reverse engineering the Rift CV1) has now got a github sponsor page. I asked him to make one because I know there are many people out there with CV1's that regrettibly have to use Windows just to play VR. He's stated that if he gets 500 dollars or more as monthly donations, he will spend an extra day working on it.

Let's get this absolute chad to 500$/month!

05/18/2020 12:32:50 CEST

What license can programmers give to reverse engineered project?
URL: /r/opensource/comments/gly7mz/what_license_can_programmers_give_to_reverse/
05/18/2020 11:24:05 CEST

White screen when loading Worms Armageddon

I'm using PlayOnMac to play Worms Armageddon, but when I launch it, I get a white screen.

I can still move my in-game cursor and hear game audio, but nothing else loads.

I heard this is an issue with the default OS driver, so I downloaded XQuartz, but I don't know how to switch drivers to fix this.

Thanks in advance

05/18/2020 10:24:36 CEST

GTA V start without Epic Games Launcher?

So, on my computer (I have an i7-4800MQ), the Epic Games Launcher, sucks up lots of CPU resources. Right now, I need to run Lutris, then Epic Games, then GTA V.

Is it possible to skip Epic Games Launcher and run GTA V directly?

Also, my laptop likes to shut off after about 30 minutes of play time, I suspect it's a heat issue....

Is it better to run the game in DX10, DX10.1 or DX11 mode?

05/18/2020 06:54:33 CEST

need help installing Master of ORion conquer the stars

HI, need help. POPOS, intel I7 3.4ghz, nvidia gtx 1070, 18 gigs of ram, 500 gb ssd.

I already have conquer the stars on GOG, but how do install and get this to work. I need like an A-Z im new to linux. After words I would need help in Starcraft 2 install. I dont know how to use proton or lutris yet.

05/18/2020 06:49:10 CEST

Getting Dawn of War: Ultimate Apocalypse Mod to run?

Hi guys,

I'm trying to get the "ultimate apocalypse" mod to run for dawn of war soulstorm.

As you are probably aware, the vanilla games work great in proton, however this mod needs to launch from a program called DOW mod manager and upon selecting the mod and trying to boot it up, it says that "steam must be running to run the mod". Obviously it is looking for a windows version of steam that is running within the wine prefix, but I was wondering if there was some sort of workaround I could use to get this working?

05/18/2020 06:29:58 CEST

RetroArch 1.8.7 released!
URL: https://www.libretro.com/index.php/retroarch-1-8-7-released/
05/18/2020 05:50:09 CEST

Does anyone know how to run World of Tanks on Linux?

I can't find anything new for the game. Latest Lutris version for the NA client was 5 months ago and it just crashed. I've got the game working before, but I don't know why it doesn't work anymore.

05/18/2020 04:55:19 CEST

Cancelled game Terraria: Otherworld will become open source if this petition gets 100k signatures
URL: https://www.change.org/p/relogic-get-relogic-to-open-source-terraria-otherworld
05/18/2020 04:04:45 CEST

Grand Theft Auto 2 in PlayOnLinux

Wanna play a classic in Linux?

Grand Theft Auto 2 (free if you can find it) will run in PlayOnLinux and even connect multi-player via LAN for some deathmatch vehicular gaming.


05/18/2020 02:43:51 CEST

Can't fix GTA V Crashes

I'm having issues with some objects ( like floor ) textures getting invisible but collidable and crashing after 10-20 min.

I tried to reinstall the game, put all graphics on low, remove the shadows, tried directx 10,10.1 and 11, disable DLL OVERRIDE , tried different wine, proton and dxvk versions, esync on/off,enable multiarch, update graphic drivers to the newest version ( from both buster repository and buster-backports repository ).

Im running GTA V on Debian Buster, 16GB RAM DDR4, i5 8400k , intel UHD 630 and i can get 25 - 45 fps on the game.

05/18/2020 00:09:02 CEST

Can I claim GTA V for free now but download the game next week (even when it's not free anymore)?

I never used Epic Game Store, but now that GTA V is for free I would like to get it. The problem is that my computer is "dead", so I cannot download (nor play) the game right now. I guess that when I claim the game it's mine and I can download it when I want, even if it's not free in the store anymore... Am I right?

05/17/2020 23:44:41 CEST

Script for quickly switching between mouse acceleration profiles on Gnome 3


I like having some mouse acceleration when browsing, especially when I'm using two screens. But when playing FPS i like having no mouse acceleration. Being terribly lazy, going to Tweaks in Gnome and then changing the mouse acceleration profile is obviously too much work to ask, I'm only human. So wrote this really basic bash script for switching between 'default' and 'flat' acceleration profiles. I then added it as a symbolic link, and added that command to a keyboard shortcut. So now I can switch between my mouse acceleration profiles just by pressing winkey + z.

Thought some of you might find this handy. Script is here.

This will work only on Gnome 3 (maybe Cinnamon as well), and distro should not matter.

05/17/2020 23:17:16 CEST

Anybody here got Rocket League working?

Just wondering if it is still possible via proton or I am going to have to set up a dualboot.

05/17/2020 23:16:21 CEST

Halo 2: Anniversary running very well on Linux using Proton
URL: https://youtu.be/QiVV8P1SDmc
05/17/2020 23:15:34 CEST

Halo 2: Anniversary running very well on Linux using Proton
URL: https://youtu.be/QiVV8P1SDmc
05/17/2020 23:15:13 CEST

How to Play Doom Eternal on Linux After Latest Update (doomgrader)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0nFeuw2i4o
05/17/2020 23:08:13 CEST

Wineskin on a MacBrook Pro (2011)

I am playing some of the older Nancy Drew PC games and I have had success with quite a few of them. However, I recently downloaded and installed Phantom of Venice and Haunting of Castle Malloy, and every time I go to play either game I get the following error message: "Code ND-12121

The video card in this computer does not meet the minimum requirements to run the game. Outdated video cards may need to be replaced with new hardware.

The Phantom of Venice requires a 32MB video card that is DirectX 9.0 and 32-bit color compatible.

To resolve this issue, please contact your computer or video card manufacturer to download new drivers or update the video card."

Any ideas? Could this be a problem with my Mac or does anybody know of a winetrick I can use to fix this?


05/17/2020 23:00:12 CEST

Battlefront 2 working pretty much flawlessly on Lutis Linux!!!!

Hi Guys, I Just wanted to inform you how to get Battlefront 2 working good in lutris linux. So what you have to do is use the Newest glourious eggroll Proton Release at the time of the post: 5.8-2. Dxvk enabled and esync enabled. Just for the record i downloaded the Game with the newest Lutris wine Version and the after installing switched over to ge-proton.

For the not that advanced user: go to https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom/releases Download the 5.8-2 Version extract it and then go into the folder Copy the dist folder and Paste it into ~/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine and rename it whatever you want. You may need to restart Lutris to See it as a runner Version. Of couse you also have to right click on the Game in lutris Hit configure go to Runner Options and select it.

Just for the record I am using elementary Os 5.1.4 Hera. A Ryzen 1400 Processor 16gb of ram and a rx580 with Open source drivers.

05/17/2020 21:15:21 CEST

Are there any benefits of putting the dxvk state cache into a tmpfs? Could any other things be moved to tmpfs to increase performance in some games?

I am just looking for general examples of whether or not this would be a good idea or not. tmpfs are generally underutilized and RAM has way higher bandwidth than disk.

05/17/2020 21:14:01 CEST

Automatically Switching Between Integrated and Dedicated Graphics

I just switched to Kubuntu linux 20.04 from Windows 10. I have an Acer laptop with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card and an integrated intel graphics card. I installed steam and a few games that run natively on linux, but when I start the games, they are incredibly laggy and slow. I have the latest Nvidia graphics drivers installed.

I have a feeling that Kubuntu is not using the Nvidia card when playing the game. Windows seamlessly switches between the Nvidia card while playing a game, and the integrated graphics when not playing a game.

Is there anyway to get Kubuntu linux to do this? I don't want to have to restart my computer every time I choose to play a game and need to switch from my integrated graphics card to my dedicated card.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

05/17/2020 21:09:54 CEST

How well do visual novels typically work in Linux?

And applying patches, seeing how VNs tend to have lots of patches and stuff.

05/17/2020 18:51:31 CEST

The End of The Sun (a Linux game with slav themes) developers are doing an AMA on reddit right now
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/AMA/comments/glignb/we_are_the_end_of_the_sun_team_small_3_people/
05/17/2020 18:49:51 CEST

Walking simulator sci-fi mystery "The Station" is 70% off for another 24 hours.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/565120/The_Station/
05/17/2020 18:34:21 CEST

For The King [EGS]

Hello everyone! Yesterday I was running For The King with EGS perfectly, today after switching on my laptop I was trying to run the game again but It crashes and tells me that there are some problems with FTK.exe. Can anyone help me with this? There are logs.

https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/qdtd7csnWz/ - output log

https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/sJWGBN25Q6/ - crash log

I`m using Asus laptop with AMD Ryzen 3550h/AMD rx560x and Manjaro 20.0.1 KDE.

I've tried to replace FTX.exe with windows version but it didn't work, also re-installing both EGS and FTK inside EGS don't help.

05/17/2020 18:31:42 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5bB-bK-D1c&feature=share
05/17/2020 18:22:00 CEST

Can't update steam on wine (Mac OS High Sierra)

I'm trying to run steam via wine. However, when steam starts up, it gives me this error: "steam needs to be online to update". I'm running Mac OS 10.13.6 and wine 5.0 stable from WineHQ. When I run it via terminal, this is the error I get:

/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.60.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:49: Error: unsupported compressor 8
/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.60.1/Libraries/CompressData/CompressData.c:353: Error: Unknown compression scheme encountered for file '/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/Exceptions.plist'
/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.60.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:49: Error: unsupported compressor 8
/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.60.1/Libraries/CompressData/CompressData.c:353: Error: Unknown compression scheme encountered for file '/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Library/AppExceptions.bundle/Exceptions.plist'
0009:fixme:winsock:set_dont_fragment IP_DONTFRAGMENT for IPv4 not supported in this platform
[2020-05-17 13:01:46] Startup - updater built May 21 2018 14:21:49
[2020-05-17 13:01:46] Verificando a instalao...
[2020-05-17 13:01:46] Unable to read and verify install manifest C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\package\steam_client_win32.installed
[2020-05-17 13:01:46] Verification complete
[2020-05-17 13:01:46] Baixando atualizao...
[2020-05-17 13:01:46] Verificando se h atualizaes...
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0000000000000000 at address 00007FFF4738154A (thread 0027), starting debugger...
002f:err:dbghelp_stabs:stabs_parse Unknown stab type 0x0a
002f:err:dbghelp_stabs:stabs_parse Unknown stab type 0x0a
002f:err:dbghelp_stabs:stabs_parse Unknown stab type 0x0a
0009:fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl ignoring keepalive interval
0009:fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl ignoring keepalive interval
[2020-05-17 13:03:02] Download failed: http error 0 (client-download.steampowered.com/client/steam_client_win32)
0009:fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl ignoring keepalive interval
[2020-05-17 13:04:02] Download failed: http error 0 (media.steampowered.com/client/steam_client_win32)
[2020-05-17 13:04:02] failed to load manifest from buffer.
[2020-05-17 13:04:02] Failed to load manifest
[2020-05-17 13:04:02] Error: Download failed: http error 0
[2020-05-17 13:04:02] Error: O Steam precisa estar online para atualizar. Por favor, certifique-se de que est conectado  internet e tente novamente.
[2020-05-17 13:08:07] Shutdown
\src\tier0\threadtools.cpp (3126) : Assertion Failed: Illegal termination of worker thread 'Thread(0x00EC1358/0x000000C4/0x'
0009:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x31fe94 0x0): stub

I've tried setting wine to Windows 10, 7 and then XP using winecfg to no avail. I also tried using the flag "-no-cef-sandbox" but it didn't make any difference. Any help would be appreciated. I thank you all in advance.

05/17/2020 18:20:14 CEST

Tip: You do not need to install the Epic Games Store via Wine

With all the talk of GTAV being free on the EGS (Epic Games Store), I thought I'd make people aware of a program that was mentioned in an earlier thread that bypasses the need to have to install EGS via WINE to download or run EGS titles.


It's essentially a command-line wrapper to the EGS API that allows you to run titles directly via WINE, bypassing the EGS completely. It requires some basic setup, but once ready you can run GTAV (or other games) using WINE in a single command, without ever needing to install or open the EGS.

Some notes/caveats: No, this does not eliminate the need for an EGS account, nor will it allow you to pirate games. It just allows you to skip the step of installing EGS and lets you run titles as if they were installed directly via EGS itself. It's command-line only, so there's no nice GUI to manage everything, but it's still very simple to use. For example;

legendary install 9d2d0eb64d5c44529cece33fe2a46482

Installs GTA V

legendary launch 9d2d0eb64d5c44529cece33fe2a46482

Launches GTA V

05/17/2020 18:06:55 CEST

How to launch steam games in console (with options) ?


I would love some help on a problem I can't solve by myself.

The problem is to launch a steam game using bash. This works like this :

steam steam://rungameid/gameid///

In my case, I want to launch a game AND pick up a mod to play. As an example, this code should launch the game Victoria2 with a mod named PDM.

steam steam://rungameid/42960//-mod=mod/PDM.mod/

The option works perfectly fine when set directly in steam's launch options. Unfortunately, there is a dumb problem when it's launched in bash :

The option is detected but only the first half. The slash in the middle is considered as the end slash of the command :

steam steam://rungameid/gameid/// <-- this command must end on a single slash.

Am I badly using the arguments ? If not, how to escape this slash char ?

Thanks in advance.


05/17/2020 18:05:27 CEST

Is it possible to install windows games from CDs?

I like to play a lot of games, but there's one I don't want to buy on steam just to play on Linux, I already have GTA V on the CDs, and I was wondering if I can install it through lutris, and does anyone know if online would work if I can install from CDs

05/17/2020 17:39:42 CEST

Unable to launch GTA V

Since GTA V is free this week, I decided that I would give it a try. It's supposedly rated silver or gold on winehq.org and gold on lutris.net.

To try to make it work, I tried 3 things:

  1. Running the Epic Games msi file using wine directly: Fails with 00c0:err:module:__wine_process_init failed to load L"Z:\\home\\user\\Desktop\\EpicInstaller-10.15.2.msi", error c000012f and exits with status 47.

  2. Installing the game with lutris. If I do this, I'm able to get through the Epic Games launcher installer, but trying to start the game causes it to crash after a few seconds and not displaying anything. The log contains this.

  3. Installing the game with legendary. If I do this, it gets to the point where the launcher asks me to choose my language, but that window disappears after a fraction of a second. Every time, I get wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 00000000 at address 7BC73033 (thread 00dc), starting debugger... printed to my terminal and a popup that says that the program encountered a serious error and needs to close. Clicking details shows me this text

Specs: Dell Precision M4500 laptop with Intel Core i7-740QM CPU, Quadro FX 1800M GPU (which IIRC is a rebranded GT215) on the proprietary driver version 340.108, 8GB of RAM, 240 GB Crucial BX500 SSD, Arch Linux

05/17/2020 17:01:05 CEST

Top 250 best Linux-compatible Steam games of all time, according to gamer reviews.
URL: https://steam250.com/linux250
05/17/2020 16:56:05 CEST

Where to report bugs with the Alyx Linux port?

I wanted to report the save cloud sync issue that's happening with Alyx, however there seems to be no github repository for Alyx issues, like it is for other games. Does anyone know where to send that kind of stuff (or if it's already been reported)?

05/17/2020 15:34:27 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for May 17, 2020: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

05/17/2020 15:33:16 CEST

How do i run a game without administrator rights on wine?

Got my free gta 5 but can't open FiveM client to play rp, because wine runs games in administrator rights,how can i fix this?Using Pop!_OS

05/17/2020 15:11:00 CEST

[TUTORIAL] GTA V for free on Epic Games Launcher this week: How to make it work on Linux!

As you may or may not have noticed GTA V is free on the Epic Games Launcher at the moment: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/grand-theft-auto-v/home

I spent quite some time to get it to work with Wine/Proton, so I thought I'd share my experience here. Hopefully it will be useful to others.

Requirements: Steam with proton, protontricks and wine, winetricks

Step 1: Make an account and claim the free GTA V

Should be self explanatory, link is above.

Step 2: Download and install the Epic Games Launcher

Download the launcher, and install it. You can use a separate wine prefix if you want. You may get an error, this is resolved by using the -SkipBuildPatchPrereq argument on the launcher.

The Launcher does not work with dxvk, lots of flickering which makes it unusable. To fix it, you can use the -opengl argument to force the launcher into opengl mode. This requires that dotnet48 is installed into the wineprefix with winetricks.

Step 3: Add the Epic Games Launcher as a non-steam game to Steam

This is required because the Rockstar Games Launcher does not work in regular wine or wine staging at the moment (at least it doesn't for me). For some reason the cursors goes below the window, which makes it impossible to complete the installation of the Rockstar Games Launcher.

However, it works just fine in >=proton-5.0. Therefore, we add the Epic Games Launcher that we just installed to steam: 'Games' --> 'Add non-steam game to my library'.

There currently is a bug in steam where a path containing spaces is not parsed correctly when adding a non-steam game. Therefore, after adding the game, right click it in the library and select 'Properties'. Make sure "Target:" is set to the correct path, and that "Set Launch Options" is set to '-opengl' (If the path contained spaces the part of the path after the space ends up in the launch options, if this is the case, clear it and add '-opengl').

Also, select "Force use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" and choose 'Proton 5.0-7'. For some reason, it didn't correctly save the settings for me, so you might need to re-open the properties menu and confirm everything is set correctly.

Step 4: Add dotnet48 to the proton prefix

Launch the launcher through steam once, you will get a black screen after logging in. This is because the '-opengl' argument does not work without dotnet48. So close the launcher ('Exit' in the system tray). And then use protontricks -s , this should return something like this: ``` % protontricks -s GTA Found the following games: Non-Steam shortcut: GTA V (2677306004)

To run protontricks for the chosen game, run: $ protontricks APPID COMMAND

NOTE: A game must be launched at least once before protontricks can find the game. ```

Make note of the game ID, we use it to install dotnet48 to the correct proton prefix e.g: protontricks 2677306004 dotnet48

Once this is done (there is some manual clicking and accepting of terms involved) start the Epic Games Launcher from steam again. This time it should work.

Step 5: Download the game from the Epic Games Launcher

Should also be self-explanatory, it's ~100GB so it's quite a long wait.

Step 6: Run the game once

Once the download is done, press launch in the Epic Games Launcher to launch the game. This should start the installation process of the Rockstar Games Launcher (This is where I got stuck using regular wine(-staging) instead of proton, the cursor goes below the installation window making me unable to click the "English" button). Once this is completed, the Rockstar Games Launcher will try to launch the game, it will fail (at least it did for me). However, if you go back to the Epic Games Launcher and try again it should work.

Step 7: Enjoy

The game should now start and be playable (you will be prompted to login with a Rockstar Social Club account). For me the graphics settings were all set to the lowest options, including the resolution. So you might have to tweak that a bit.

05/17/2020 15:07:10 CEST

Open-Source DRM

I just wanted to get your opinions. Since DXVK and Proton have come such a long way, it seems like the only sticking point for Linux gaming is anti cheat DRM.

Would an open source DRM catch on? Would it need the backing of Valve to catch on? Would there be any real drawbacks to open source DRM? Would an open source DRM result in wider Linux adoption?

I understand Steam IS DRM software but I'm talking about a drop in replacement for Denuvo and Easy Anti Cheat. Ideally one that doesn't run as a background process even when not gaming.

05/17/2020 14:58:00 CEST

Cannot launch Epic Games Store with lutris

I tried installing epic games store with lutris. It gets added to lutris but whenever i click launch looks like it didn't even start and nothing happens !


lutris log : lutris-wrapper: Epic Games Store Running /home/user/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64/5.7-staging/bin/wine /home/user/Games/epic/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Epic Games/Launcher/Portal/Binaries/Win32/EpicGamesLauncher.exe -opengl -SkipBuildPatchPrereq Initial process has started with pid 8500 Game is considered started. Game is considered exited. Initial process has exited. All monitored processes have exited. Exit with returncode 13568

System Info: CPU: Intel i7-8550U (8) @ 4.000GHz GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU: AMD ATI Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360 / M440/M445 / 530/535 / 620/625 Mobile MEM: 7859MiB

05/17/2020 14:42:44 CEST

battle.net closes after login

so for 3 days I've been trying to fix this, I have everything installed and running but when I launch battle.net it goes to the login screen then closes.

I thought I would try it with a different game to make sure it's not my system, so I downloaded escape from tarkov. Initially nothing appeared but when I disabled DXVK in settings, it loaded the login screen, I logged in, and now I'm able to download the game. So why does overwatch not load? is there something I'm missing here?

05/17/2020 13:16:05 CEST

[ Support Needed ] DOOM 2016 with Vulkan causes GPU to instantly crash as soon as game tries to render. XFX RX 580 8GB.

I upgraded my GPU from an XFX Radeon R7 240 (a temporary replacement GPU) to an XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB, and immediately booted DOOM to check performance. Overall decent performance on OpenGL, however, switching to Vulkan seemingly causes my GPU to crash entirely the moment I get in-game. Any suggestions on what I should do next? (I have looked for the "Weekly support thread" but cannot find it anywhere. My apologies.) https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/481725982642929676/711498724333060126/VID_20200517_033931.mp4

05/17/2020 11:23:56 CEST

Is it possible to use a ROG laptop to game on Linux?

I have been gaming on linux for about an year now with my old laptop but it recently died on me. So I am thinking of buying a rog strix g from asus and installing linux on it too. Then one of friend pointed out, fans noice will go crazy without ROG armoury software to control it. So I was wondering if this will be a serious issue or not and is there's any alternatives to ROG armoury which works on Linux.

05/17/2020 11:13:06 CEST

Are there any news avout Wine for MacOS Catalina?

Since the release of MacOS Catalina, wine is not working because it no longer supports 32 bits apps. Is there any info about a 64bit release? I used Wine for a lot of programs in my Mac...

05/17/2020 11:08:23 CEST

Experiment with light beams in the fantastic LIT: Bend the Light
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/experiment-with-light-beams-in-the-fantastic-lit-bend-the-light
05/17/2020 09:00:57 CEST

Denuvo-Free Singleplayer Confirmed for future Update!
URL: /r/Doom/comments/glabnw/denuvofree_singleplayer_confirmed_for_future/
05/17/2020 08:44:08 CEST

Why these desktop environment have huge difference


" Desktop environment doesn't matter " And indeed I agree

All of those desktop environments are minimal versions That's why I decided to download the minimal version of manjaro. Because I don't like to see useless packages on my PC.

I can customise it on my own way according to my needs. But now I'm confused which minimal manjaro should I download. All of them got huge difference

It makes me feel like, I will still get useless apps if I download KDE because it's the largest one. Is my assumption correct or I'm totally wrong?

05/17/2020 08:21:13 CEST

HW News - AMD GPUOpen Marketing Blunder, 6.5GB/s SSD, and Unpatchable Vulnerability
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmtpQZVzm1A
05/17/2020 08:10:24 CEST

How to get Greedfall working on Pop_OS

Hi everyone,

I've been trying to get Greedfall to work via steam on pop, however the game shuts down every time I start it. It has been pointed out that this is a media foundation problem (pop/Linux don't have that, it's a Microsoft thing).

So I proceeded by downloading gloriuseggrolls custom proton and steam recognizes this. Then I downloaded the mf-installer and set the wine prefix and installed executed that file. After that I installed the mfcad-installer and copied the mfplat file to the destination folder. Still nothing! I'm new to Linux and especially Linux gaming, so am I missing a step? On protondb, most people only comment that it's a media foundation issue and after you fix it, it runs as smooth as butter.

What I did notice is that when I replace the intro mp4 with the blank placeholders it gets to a loading screen and then exits again. I'm at a loss here.

05/17/2020 07:47:56 CEST

Game to Passively Play While Working?

Since I've been working from home, my gaming desk has also become my office desk.

I've been looking for games to sort of passively play while I work. Not looking to totally slack off and play something competitive. Just something to periodically check in in.

Right now I've been doing this with Old School Runescape. Works well cause there's a lot of stuff that is mindless and you don't need to pay much attention to.

Any other recommendations?

05/17/2020 06:43:15 CEST

MediaFoundation DLLs aren't fixing cutscenes like everyone else says they do. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I've had to use the media foundation dlls in both The Outer Worlds and Borderlands 3 to get cutscenes to work, however despite the fact that my installation process (should be) correct, I can't get them to work properly. The installation command I am doing for mf-install and mf-installcab respectively:

WINEPREFIX="directory/to/the/game/prefix" ./mf-install.sh

WINEPREFIX="directory/to/the/game/prefix" ./install-mf-64.sh

Am I missing something? After i install cab I'm adding mfplat.dll to the game executeable directory. Maybe I have to do something to Lutris? Any help would be appreciated.

05/17/2020 05:48:58 CEST

wine not launching from shortcuts, only terminal

I'm using wine-staging from community repo on Arch, NOT AUR. I do have dxvk-bin installed from AUR, though. I did not create or edit this file. This is exactly how wine made it:

[Desktop Entry]

Name=Play The Elder Scrolls Online

Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/zachary/.wine" wine /usr/bin/wine /Unix /home/zachary/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/zachary/Start\\ Menu/Programs/The\\ Elder\\ Scrolls\\ Online/Play\\ The\\ Elder\\ Scrolls\\ Online.lnk



Path=/home/zachary/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files (x86)/Zenimax Online/Launcher/



Why won't it let me launch it? I feel like the answer must be in this desktop file since I can launch wine apps fine from terminal.

Also, minion launches, but the window is just black. Could this be a driver bug? I'm nervous to install mesa-git. It takes forever to compile and has bugs xD I have one of the new Navi 14 GPUs.

05/17/2020 03:22:52 CEST

How do I get epic games launcher on Mac for windows?

I just downloads it for Mac automatically.

05/17/2020 03:08:47 CEST

AMD Graphics - Pop OS

I've installed Pop OS, and I trusted that the OS install automatically the appropriate drivers for my GPU, and when I tried to play CS:GO it goes horrible. The game runs at 60-70 FPS when in Windows have about 140-170 FPS. Some solution?

Have a R7 260x

05/17/2020 03:02:07 CEST

Haven't been using linux for a while, what's been going on the past couple months.

I haven't touched linux since the near end of February when I went back to Windows. This time around when last left linux I just flat out stopped following any linux-related subreddits, twitter accounts, or news sites.

I've been wondering what has been going on in the linux scene the past couple months in terms of usability and gaming.

I'm sure some people here are thinking to themselves "this is a lost soul whom needs to be guided back to Stallman's light" and will try to get me back into it. The thing is I don't see myself going back to linux especially for gaming, so don't be afraid to mention the negative news as well. I'm just curious about what has been going on.

05/17/2020 00:41:59 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbRIf9FP8Q8&feature=share
05/16/2020 23:58:20 CEST

Doom Eternal is back!

Some users on the proton issue have managed to downgrade Doom Eternal to the version before the anti-cheat. They are reporting that the Steam version is back up and running with the downgrade.

I've written a script to help automate the rollback process. It can be found here https://github.com/lpww/doomgrader . It currently downloads the files but the copy step is manual. I will automate the coping once my own download is complete. I hope this helps some people get the game back up and running

05/16/2020 23:56:16 CEST

how play GTA 5 on LINUX using LUTRIS

Hello everyone. I made a video of how to play gta 5 in linux using lutris. It is a simple and explained video in Spanish. but they can follow the step by step. at the end it looks a little slow but it's because of my hadware. I hope it works for you to be well https://youtu.be/rIEJAXCLU6s

05/16/2020 23:46:09 CEST

Skullgirls not working after recent update?!

Ubuntu Mate 18.04 - I get this error when I run it via terminal.

|./SkullGirls.x86_64-pc-linux-gnu: error while loading shared libraries: libibus-1.0.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

On my POPOS 18.04 laptop and HTPC the game works without issue after the update.

05/16/2020 23:43:54 CEST

Hnefatafl, the ancient Scandinavian board game, has been ported to Linux!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1249510/Hnefatafl/
05/16/2020 23:11:57 CEST

Siralim Ultimate, the fourth in the line of siralim games, has a kickstarter (Linux friendly).

Siralim is a hybrid Rouge-lite and monster collection game with huge end-game play ability and strategy. The dev, Zach is a cool dude and has always supported Linux as a first class platform, including working with me to work out a Linux specific bug in a previous game. The kickstarter is already successful, but if the game sounds interesting, go check it out! Kickstarter is at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zackbertok/siralim-ultimate-monster-catching-rpg. Linux support is already promised.

05/16/2020 22:58:19 CEST

Gta 5 online lutris character creation crash

So basicly i use epic games version and i get crashes.

05/16/2020 22:16:27 CEST

how to fix intergrated graphics?

I've been trying to install Lutris for the past three days and it sort of "works" but doesn't.. I have my graphics drivers installed, DXVK and Vulkan, but my laptop seems to be using the Intel GPU and not the Nvidia one so I think that's why it keeps crashing.

when I load Lutris and click play on overwatch, it loads battle.net and signs me in, then closes as if to load the full launcher, but then crashes. I've checked settings and such and I can see that the currently used GPU is my intergrated graphics, but I can't seem to disable them and use my dedicated graphics for my PC.

05/16/2020 21:36:10 CEST

Linux Gamers, check this out: SourceHut is committing $5,000 to start a fund to bootstrap content on the PeerTube network
URL: https://sourcehut.org/blog/2020-05-15-peertube-bootstrap-fund/
05/16/2020 20:40:31 CEST

[Help neded] Terraria 1.4 not cooperating with widescreen display
URL: /r/Terraria/comments/gkz585/issues_with_14_on_widescreen/
05/16/2020 20:03:47 CEST

Streets of Rage 4 - RX 550 - Mesa 20.0.6 - Manjaro 20.0.1 KDE
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhUjYVxeVUc
05/16/2020 19:15:17 CEST

Terraria: Journey's End update is now live!

Restart your steam, ~300 mb update for me.

05/16/2020 19:14:01 CEST

Highly considering returning to Linux, what's up?

Hey all. I've been sort of out of the loop on Linux since early 2019, I've been slowly having my patience wear thing with Windows via the weirdest of issues (One being folders full of ogg files causing all of explorer to freeze up??). Stuffs been annoying and I just wanna know in general what the goings on are since then. In particular, I'm also interested in:

1: Proton developments

2: How well Remote Play Together works on Linux

I'm really eager to use an operating system I'm more familiar with (Not that I'm not familiar with Windows... and its quirks), and I wanna know what's up and stuff before jumping in.

05/16/2020 18:51:54 CEST

Hearts Of Iron 3 on Linux (steam)

I'm considering buy the steam version because is in sale but I'm reading that it has crash issues and being that there is not a linux official client I decide to ask here if anyone had played hoi3 on linux without issues

05/16/2020 18:44:21 CEST

Is VR on Linux half-baked, or is something wrong with my setup?

I'll start with specs: Ryzen 7 3800X, NVidia 2080ti (driver 440.82), 32GB, Manjaro with i3 (no compositor), system and game on SSDs (nvme), Valve Index.

I tried recently released Half Life Alyx on 120Hz on high details. It's pretty bad, I would say unplayable (half the time, usually when looking at a scene with a lot of depth like a city, there is constant stuttering; occasionally also left eye monitor shows one frame incorrectly [it seems flipped horizontally, but it's too fast to tell]). I thought maybe my GPU isn't that powerful as I thought and tried lowest details - there is no difference in stuttering, still unplayable... I also tried beta branch of SteamVR, but that didn't seem to change anything. I have Steam overlay disabled. Turning off legacy reprojection and motion smoothing only makes the issue worse. I have a cpu governor set to "performance". I have closed all applications, only Steam, SteamVR and the game were running, there was no change.

Frame timings chart: https://i.imgur.com/riXSBls.png (If I understand it correctly, it's very bad.) In previous cases, I was trying non-native games, so I thought the bad performance was caused by imperfect Proton/Wine/DXVK "emulation", but HLA is a native game and uses Vulkan.

Why is it running so poorly? I believe my hw should be powerful enough to run HLA on lowest details at 120Hz. Is something wrong with my hw (non-vr games seem to be doing fine, benchmarks also look ok), configuration, steamvr or nvidia drivers? I would appreciate any tips... ._.

05/16/2020 18:25:29 CEST


GTA online mode is not working with wine on Linux mint.

I am using LINUX Mint 19. I used Lutris to install the epic games store. I downloaded and launched GTA. Story mode works while online mode does not. When I get to the customize your character part it crashes. I filled that part quickly after another try. I got through that part then it was loading GTA online. But then it crashed again. I dont why it kept on crashing. Does anyone know why it is crashing?

05/16/2020 18:23:05 CEST

How do you guys handle watching videos on one monitor, and gaming on another?

For the record, I've been switched over to Linux mostly permanently for about a month. However, I cannot get this trivial task to work properly on (Manjaro) linux. If I have a video open on my other monitor, It will basically cause my mouse to lock up and make the game I'm playing unplayable (Note, the framerate doesn't even drop, its literally just the mouse). The video will also start to lag to the point where I can watch the frames being painted to the monitor. Has anyone else encountered this? Is there anyway to fix this? It may be worth noting that I'm using monitors with two different refresh rates, my compositor is turned to "never" in the KDE settings, and I am using "Force Full Composition Pipeline" in nvidia-settings.

05/16/2020 18:12:42 CEST

DXVK 1.7 Released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.7
05/16/2020 17:37:38 CEST

Snowrunner / Lutris / Unbuntu 20.04 : Invisible vehicle, only shadow showing up

Hello this is my first post ever in this subreddit but I need your help !

I gifted Snowrunner to my brother and he installed it on his PC with Ubuntu 20.04 and Lutris on it. For some reason the vehicle's 3D model isn't loading. Also he says there is some stuttering.

I'm a PC gamer (and I know quite well about PCs) myself but I don't use Linux (I did use it a bit a long time ago when I did some software dev but never for gaming). On the other hand my brother is a long time Linux user but not a gamer. But he bought a really nice notebook for his 2 kids with a core i7 9750H, 16GB RAM, 1660 Ti and 512Go SSD and I thought it would be nice if I could play with my nephews a bit and make good use of this nice gaming notebook, hence the gift.

My bro sent me a couple of screenshots of the problem : [img]https://imgur.com/gallery/9FzhFra[/img]He tried to disable Fidelity FX (third screenshot) but it didn't change much.

Any thoughts ?

PS: I just saw the warning about tech support, I searched for the "stickied weekly tech support thread " but couldn't find it anywhere, I must be dumb I'm sorry but pls forgive me...

05/16/2020 16:45:41 CEST

Just how bad are Nvidia drivers for Linux?

I have an R9 280x but, due to a variety of reasons such as NVENC In FFMPEG and other non-gaming related reasons I am swapping it for a GTX 1660 Super. Everyone seems to say the drivers are really bad for Nvidia but, are the binary blob drivers that much worse performing for Linux? No one seems to have any hard numbers on what sort of performance or reliability hit you take versus the Windows Nvidia drivers.

I found some articles from a few years ago, but nothing any more recent and the stuff from a few years ago didnt really show a big difference.

Do people say this just about the open source driver and just mention it generally or is there something big that I am missing?

05/16/2020 16:27:16 CEST

Repo does not have a release file

I tried installing wine on my Ubuntu Eoan Ermine by running "sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'". This keeps giving me the error:

Err:11 http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome-terminator/ppa/ubuntu eoan Release

404 Not Found [IP: 80]

Reading package lists... Done

E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome-terminator/ppa/ubuntu eoan Release' does not have a Release file.

N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.

N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

I tried searching about it and attempted to get it to ignore the missing file but since I'm new to Linux it didn't work. Any help would be appreciated.

05/16/2020 16:23:32 CEST

Half Life : Alyx on Ubuntu 20.04 Native
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZI62bayqxc
05/16/2020 16:08:53 CEST

Host in home streaming (moonlight/GeForce)

Hello - I'm thinking of switching to Linux but I can't find a replacement for my in-home-streaming. I steam every day or so to my phone or Nvidia shield. Is there a way to do this on Linux. Is there a Gforce replacement? I figure I can you steam but that will limit my library, right?

Thank you all.

05/16/2020 15:53:27 CEST

Epic Games Launcher solution for AMD gpu owners
URL: /r/linux_gaming/comments/gku5bi/epic_games_launcher_solution_for_amd_gpu_owners/
05/16/2020 15:35:44 CEST

[osu-wine] "Unhandled Exception: System.AccessViolationException: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt."
URL: /r/osugame/comments/gkumln/osuwine_unhandled_exception/
05/16/2020 15:33:53 CEST

Does going to GTA online ban you?

Because GTA 5 was given for free on epic and I never played GTA 5, I downloaded it. So, my question is does going to GTA online will ban you on not on Linux?

05/16/2020 15:02:05 CEST

Epic Games Launcher solution for AMD gpu owners

I have AMD A8-7600 APU. Since everyone and their grandma is installing GTA V, I've decided to give it a try... only to find out that at random times Epic Games Launcher manages to crash amdgpu kernel module and hang my pc. Further testing discovered a reliable way to trigger it: open the launcher, open and close downloads, open library, open friends window, open settings in it and scroll down, close settings, try closing friends window. At first try the launcher may hang. Another try - gpu crash.

Of course that's with -opengl -SkipBuildPatchPrereq command line switches, since that's the only way the launcher works at all (flickering like crazy under dxvk otherwise). I suspect some bug in mesa's opengl driver, but that hardly matters. It manages to crash amdgpu.

Solution: LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=3.2 wine EpicGamesLauncher.exe -opengl -SkipBuildPatchPrereq

Instead of using the gpu to render the launcher, mesa will use the cpu (using 100% of it to be exact...) - but fear not! Minimize the launcher to systray and cpu usage will be back to normal, while it's downloading games you wanna play.

To be clear, the method to cause amdgpu crash still hangs the launcher, but that's the only effect it has. It may be some bug in the launcher, no idea. At least it's unable to crash amdgpu.

05/16/2020 14:50:56 CEST

Valve recommends AMD on Linux since Nvidia drivers lack functionality [HL: Alyx]
URL: https://twitter.com/dan_ginsburg/status/1261403868279140353
05/16/2020 14:27:04 CEST

Why use Linux for Gaming

So I'm a Windows vet I know the flaws ( i.e it's a massive ram hog) but why use Linux (Manjaro would be my preferred one) and vm Windows

I don't care about privacy

Windows in a vm Is still windows do games run faster?

Why risk getting banned for VMing

I don't care if windows looses data on updates And it never happened to me I can re-download my games

For me it would seem like vming windows on linux Is just extra steps for the same result. The only benefits i see are




Yes SomeOdinaryGamers made me reconsider

05/16/2020 14:20:18 CEST

Simply Puzzles: Codewords - coming soon!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1316830/Simply_Puzzles_Codewords/
05/16/2020 13:51:12 CEST

Anno 2205 - Menus lagging

Hey everybody,

I am currently playing Anno 2205 via Lutris. The game runs fine, however the menus and interface can be very sluggish.

Here is a video to demonstrate what I mean: link

The game itself runs fine without any issues as long as all interface elements are closed. If you open a menu in, its opening and closing can be very slow and lagging.

Did anybody else encounter this issue?

Kernel : 5.6.13 Mesa: 20.6 AMD RX 580

05/16/2020 12:35:54 CEST

Wine is wine :)
URL: https://youtu.be/c9x9E97C3Do
05/16/2020 12:14:31 CEST

Save 66% on Two Point Hospital on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/535930/Two_Point_Hospital/
05/16/2020 12:08:21 CEST

Save 50% on Imperator: Rome on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/859580/Imperator_Rome/
05/16/2020 12:07:47 CEST

Save 75% on Hearts of Iron IV on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/394360/Hearts_of_Iron_IV/
05/16/2020 12:07:08 CEST

Garena error

My garena can't play, update and install LoL. This button is Error? Please help me, I'm a new redditer and sorry for my bad English.


05/16/2020 11:20:51 CEST

Has anyone got GTA5 Working on discrete card?

I installed GTA5 trought Epic Games Store, egs i installed throught lutris, im on manjaro and i have an optimus laptop (intel + nvidia), i use the hybrid prime drivers, and to launch any game on discrette i add DRI_PRIME=1 as system variables in lutris, so i did on egs, but with DXVK_HUD=1 i see its launched on my integrated gpu and i get poor performance, has anyone got that working?

05/16/2020 10:04:18 CEST

I just moved from windows to linux for the first time in my life and i need some help

So basically i got bored of these constant windows updates, perfomance errors caused by useless features like cortana and etc. I heard that linux is a good alternative and gaming on it gets better and better slowly. To be quite honest i had more perfomance on steam games on linux compared to windows. The thing is, i do not know how to download games from any other places like the epic games store, roblox and origins. Can i somehow play roblox, world war z, gta v and fortnite without spending any money on third party programs? Even if not, which paid options are worth my money?

05/16/2020 09:14:10 CEST

Importing Xpadder profile to Steam

Hey everyone,

I recently switched to Pop OS from Windows and I have to say I love it so far. My only issue is gaming. My computer runs well but I want to play Arma 3 with my DS4 controller (yes I know, blasphemy for K&M fans).

This game is quite complex and I a noob when it comes to controller configs, so I used to use an Xpadder profile made by ExistentialEgg to play the game. But now, Xpadder doesn't work with Linux and I tried to run it with Wine to no avail. The controller profiles available on steam community are not very good imo.

Is it possible to import or convert an Xpadder profile to work with Steam input?

Also, how difficult would it be to use a steam controller profile available on steam community and use it for DS4? Are there major differences between the two controllers that would make this not a good option?

Thank you!

05/16/2020 09:04:13 CEST

Has anyone got Rocket League working with Multiplayer on Linux?

Has anyone got Rocket League working with Multiplayer on Linux? I know there is a Linux version of this but they stopped multiplayer support in March 2020.

Has anyone installed the Windows version of it on Linux via Wine/Proton/Lutris etc and managed to get Multiplayer working? If so, what performance dips are we expecting compared to native Linux and Windows versions?

05/16/2020 07:30:00 CEST

GTA5 on Fedora 32 How to
URL: /r/linux/comments/gkjo9v/gta5_on_fedora_32_how_to/
05/16/2020 07:02:22 CEST

Has anyone gotten GTA V from EGS to run smoothly on Linux?

It runs alright, but it will randomly start to get huge lag spikes after a few minutes of gameplay. Does my CPU just suck or something? I lowered all the graphics settings as low as I could get em, and that didn't do much to fix it.

Also, it crashes when I try to open the graphics settings menu during gameplay for some reason. Which is fun.

Using the EGS installed through Lutris to play the game.

05/16/2020 06:44:46 CEST

Need help updating the vBIOS on my RX 5600-XT

I have a RX 5600-XT (Gigabyte Gaming OC). There was a vBIOS update that increased the memory clock from 12000 MHz to 14000 MHz.

My questions are:

  1. How do I know if I have the updated vBIOS or not? Is there a tool that can tell me my current memory clock speed?
  2. If I need to update, how do I do it on Linux? The Gigabyte website has a vBIOS update tool, but it's only for Windows.

Thanks in advance!

05/16/2020 06:25:31 CEST

Got my Orange Box for HL Alyx on Linux -- BIG Thank You @Valve

I completed my Orange Box the other day -- a Orange Pelican 1550, I was a little nervous not knowing if the layout would work with no Internet picture examples but it's pretty nice.


I can imagine getting a slightly bigger case for my Dan A4-SFX and have a fully mobile Linux Gaming powerhouse.

Very happy with the color, fit and how the decal turned out.

05/16/2020 06:03:58 CEST

CSGO low fps only sometimes, restarting usually fixes it

The problem goes like this: if I boot up linux (pop os, btw) and open steam and csgo, it plays normally, ~100 fps, it's fine to play. But if I do other stuff on the computer, for a while and then decide to play csgo, when I get in a match, my fps goes to 10. Even if I close csgo and steam and reopen, it doesn't fix it. I need to restart the computer and open csgo first, but I end up missing 1~3 rounds.

Note: restarting doesn't 100% fix it all the time, sometimes i need to restart more than once to fix it

My specs are fine, i think, ryzen 5 3600x , 16gb ram, ssd, and a gtx 550ti (sadly, since my other card is having other problems, but this card handles csgo alright when it is working properly). Also, I don't have this problem on windows, so i don't think it is hardware related

Something I considered is that the game might "think" it is not focused and lower the fps rate because of that? But that's just a guess. Hmmm, what else? I play on windowed borderless, and I have that launch option not to lose focus on alt+tab. Other things that I tried: -nojoy and -threads 4

It's hard to test because I can't force the problem to appear, and I tried searching, but I didn't really know which keywords to use, so I didn't find anything specific. Maybe someone has had this same problem?

Thanks in advance!

05/16/2020 04:52:15 CEST

Linux VR Gaming Rig - Am I Crazy?

OK, I'm diving in and building a rig specifically for VR Gaming (and VR Desktoping) with Linux. It's been years since I built a rig, and that was pre-VR...

So I need help from my elders, anyone see any issues with this build list???


05/16/2020 02:16:31 CEST

GTA V Crashing

When i get high speeds my game just crash,in singleplayer and online, i already tried to reinstall the game, tried different wine versions, dxvk and esync, i did the WINEDLLOVERRIDES thing too. I already put my game in the lowest graphics possible ( and deactivate shadows ) .

I'm running the game on Debian 10, intel UHD graphics 630, 16GB RAM DDR4, i5 8400k and from the Epic Games Store. ( and i think the problem is related with rendering )

05/16/2020 00:09:47 CEST

Running Windows Steam on Mac catalina

I have tried both the newest wineskin winery and the unofficial wineskin winery with the WS11WineCK64Bit19.0.1

When it comes to opening SteamSetup.exe in the wrapper I get the error message: "there is no windows program configured to open this type of file"

Is anybody else running windows steam on latest mac update? If so, do you know this problem? Or is it just not possible?

05/15/2020 23:37:42 CEST

Final Fantasy V - PC Version using Wine

Hi all.

I have tried with no success to get FFV running with wine. On Ubuntu & Debian. On Ubuntu I get an error about vcredist2012 not being present, and the install fails, I try to install this with winetricks but just get the same error. On Debian the game installs but crashes immediately. On the winehq database there is one old entry about it and this just says it's bronze status. Has anyone made this work? I know people will say the GBA version is better, maybe it is... I managed to get FFIV - The After Years, working with wine any graphically this looks similar to FFV but cannot figure out FFV...

05/15/2020 23:13:59 CEST

GTA Online Fix

GTA V Online has been crashing for me and this fixed it. Let us know if this fixes it for you as well.


Open winecfg (Wine configuration)

Go to the Libraries tab

Type in winedbg.exe and click Add

Select winedbg.exe from Existing overrides and click Edit

Set to Disable

You can also do this through Lutris under the Runner options tab

Set the DLL overrides key to winedbg.exe and the Value to d

Thanks to /u/onlygodwilljudgeme for pointing this out

05/15/2020 23:13:44 CEST



Half-Life: Alyx has been updated to include Steam Workshop support. This includes a beta release of our community development tools, as well as support for Linux and the Vulkan rendering API, and a few small quality of life updates.

Workshop and Editor Tools Beta ReleaseHalf-Life Alyx's level editing tools are now open to the community! You can create new levels, models, textures, and animations for Half-Life: Alyx, and using Steam Workshop you can browse and play everything the community has uploaded.

Want to make your own VR physics sandbox or a giant Rube Goldberg machine? Design a new combat encounter featuring a dozen Combine soldiers at once? What about creating the world's longest Multitool puzzle, or imagining a whole new district of City 17? Crack open the tools yourself and make it happen! If you just want to play what the community's been making, browse the Half-Life Alyx Steam Workshop page to try out the latest and most popular addons.

This is the first Beta release of the Alyx Workshop tools suite, and we intend to add to and improve them in the coming weeks. Included in this release are new or updated versions of:

  • Hammer, the latest version of the Source 2 level editor.
  • Material Editor, the tool for creating and tuning materials in Source 2.
  • ModelDoc, a tool for viewing, editing, and compiling models with animation, collision, and other gameplay attributes.
  • AnimGraph, our animation tool used to create complicated animation setups with blends and transitions.
  • Particle Editor, for making new particle effects.
  • Subrect Editor, for creating smart texture sheets known as "hotspots."
  • Source Filmmaker, the Source 2 cinematic renderer and animation tool.

In addition to these tools, the update includes several sample maps. We've included these to demonstrate and explain how we authored enemy encounters in the game, as well as showcase some new features of the Half-Life: Alyx level art pipeline including tile meshes, static and dynamic cables, and texture hotspotting. The entire set of Half-Life: Alyx maps is also included as editable source for reference - this includes a large collection of interactive objects and prefabs. We'll have news on more features and some smaller additional tools and examples in an future update.

We've also started writing Half-Life: Alyx Workshop Tools documentation. If you're looking to start your first addon, this is a good place to start. This is a beta release of the development suite and we are still writing documentation for many of these tools, but we hope in the meantime you will dive in and learn by exploring for yourself. We can't wait to see what you make!

Linux and VulkanThe Half Life: Alyx Workshop update adds a native Linux version of the game using the Vulkan rendering API, as well as optional support for using Vulkan on Windows.

Depending on your system, you may experience better performance using Vulkan, especially if your system is closer to minimum spec. To try Vulkan on Windows, open the Half-Life: Alyx main menu and choose Options > Performance > Advanced (Gear icon) > Rendering API. (You must restart the game for the Rendering API choice to take effect.)

On Linux, AMD graphics and the Mesa RADV driver are recommended for best results.

On Linux, if you had installed the game through Proton previously, please follow these steps to correctly download the update:

  • Go in the Properties for Half-Life Alyx by right-clicking the game in your Steam Library
  • Check the "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" box
  • Uncheck the box, and the download will properly complete.

Spectator ViewThe spectator view (the view other people see when watching someone play) has received a few small updates as well. The spectator view now supports two zoom levels, and can be run in full screen mode by adding -fullscreen to your Launch Options in Steam. There is also now an option to draw the Spectator HUD directly in the SteamVR "VR View" window, so your spectators can see the HUD along with any other SteamVR overlays you use.

Additional fixesFixed some occurrences of the player's in-game hands shaking, GPU optimizations for rendering fog, and CPU optimizations for NPCs.

Version 1.3, Content Build ID: 5035510

05/15/2020 23:00:08 CEST

Half-Life Alyx can now run natively under Linux with Vulkan!
URL: https://twitter.com/valvesoftware/status/1261400445181779972?s=19
05/15/2020 22:59:28 CEST

Thinking about Switch to Linux for Gaming

I use windows 10 currently but I do use Linux in VM's sometimes and I am starting to get a liking to it. But there is one thing that is holding me back "Is Linux good enough to play games on now?" So I need peoples opinion

05/15/2020 22:59:27 CEST

Sims 3 on Proton not launching


I've been trying to get The Sims 3 to work properly on Steam, with a new install of Ubuntu. It's my first time working with Linux for gaming after running it on my laptop for a while.

Other people have reported this title as working out of the box with Proton, whereas all I get once I press the 'play' button is nothing at all (the CD key screen, I click 'play' and it goes straight back to the library to start again). Other Proton titles work just fine.

If anybody has any tricks to get it working that would be wonderful - I've tried the ones on ProtonDB, including renaming launcher files and reinstalling it, but with no avail.

Thanks in advance!

05/15/2020 22:48:57 CEST

Restaurando Clásicos (WineHQ)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i5AiRX8c7c
05/15/2020 22:48:26 CEST

We aren't allowed to modify our single player games anymore?!?
URL: /r/pcgaming/comments/gkcvmu/denuvo_anticheat_is_not_just_another_riot/
05/15/2020 22:41:57 CEST

Valve brings native Linux support to Half-Life: Alyx with the Workshop update!

Quote from the update page:

The Half Life: Alyx Workshop update adds a native Linux version of the game using the Vulkan rendering API, as well as optional support for using Vulkan on Windows.

Depending on your system, you may experience better performance using Vulkan, especially if your system is closer to minimum spec. To try Vulkan on Windows, open the Half-Life: Alyx main menu and choose Options > Performance > Advanced (Gear icon) > Rendering API. (You must restart the game for the Rendering API choice to take effect.)

On Linux, AMD graphics and the Mesa RADV driver are recommended for best results.

On Linux, if you had installed the game through Proton previously, please follow these steps to correctly download the update:

Go in the Properties for Half-Life Alyx by right-clicking the game in your Steam Library

Check the "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" box

Uncheck the box, and the download will properly complete.

05/15/2020 22:35:21 CEST

Half-Life: Alyx workshop update. Includes native Linux support!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/546560/view/3758762298552654077
05/15/2020 22:34:00 CEST

GTA 5 for free on Epic games and working via Lutris.
URL: https://v.redd.it/fghkacspxuy41
05/15/2020 21:56:54 CEST

iD Software seems to be working on making Doom Eternal playable again

TR: Linux gamers were previously able to play the game on Steam via Proton in singleplayer. Adding Denuvo Anti-Cheat there has blocked that - is there any way that Denuvo Anti-Cheat could allow the single-player to run on virtual machines while protecting multiplayer or removing it?

MG: We've been tracking the Proton issue immediately after launch and are committed to delivering a fix soon. This isn't a request coming to us from a publisher or anything like that - we genuinely respect such an enthusiast community and regret introducing this incompatibility on day 1.

Source: https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/doom-eternals-latest-update-breaks-game

05/15/2020 21:44:35 CEST

GoG on Linux Mint

Is GoG available and usefull on Linux Mint?

05/15/2020 21:44:25 CEST

Game recommendations to try out in Linux

Good day everyone,

I changed to Linux a while ago and I am mostly playing League of Legends(Works perfectly out of the box, thanks Lutris and Wine) . Since a while I am not enjoying the game much and I was looking for some other great games on Linux. I do mostly enjoy PVP/Competitve Multiplayer games, but I am ready to try out some singleplayer games aswell, if you feel like there is something great.

I appreciate all replies to this post and reading this post.

05/15/2020 21:38:00 CEST

CS:GO - Wine+DXVK vs native Linux
URL: https://flightlessmango.com/games/4777/logs/277
05/15/2020 21:30:17 CEST

CS:GO - Wine+DXVK vs native Linux
URL: https://flightlessmango.com/games/4777/logs/277
05/15/2020 21:29:40 CEST

Adventures with an R9 290 and temperature
URL: https://www.cosarara.me/blog/entry/15
05/15/2020 20:51:29 CEST

A quick look over recent and upcoming Linux game releases
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/recent-and-upcoming-linux-game-releases
05/15/2020 20:17:11 CEST

Issue with Alien: Isolation and other games in general via Steam Proton


New convert to Linux here, I'm currently running with this computer. Currently I am having an issue booting up most games on Steam where I press play and the game closes immediately. Currently happening on most games, like M&B Bannerlord and more specifically, Alien:Isolation. I've tried with serveral versions of Proton, version 5 and 4 and I even tried the native version of AI. Same problem.

What could be the issue?

OS: Manjaro LinuxKERNEL: 5.6.11-1-MANJARO
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz
05/15/2020 20:10:33 CEST

It always irritates me when people talk about "PC, Mac, and Linux".

I've gotten used to the fact that Macs aren't referred to as PC's (due to Apple's weird marketing), but I REALLY hate that the phrasing in the title implies that only windows is PC and that Linux is not.

That's all I have to say about that.

05/15/2020 19:04:19 CEST

Petition for Riot Games to make their games have a compatible Linux version
URL: http://chng.it/xKp5Ry8Dmx
05/15/2020 18:34:36 CEST

How To Install And Set Up Pop OS 20.04 For Gaming – No Terminal Method

Hi everyone.

So I got quite a lot of feedback on my last video about setting up Pop OS 20.04 for gaming, and the majority of the time people were arguing that I use the Terminal too much, and that this would be off putting to potential new users of Linux.

I agree, so in response I have produced a follow up video that uses all the GUI tools available in Pop OS and not a single Terminal command.


As always, see below for a written guide.

Step 1: Install The ISO That Matches Your Hardware

Pop OS offers two different ISOs for installation, one that caters to nVidia users, and another for AMD / Intel users. The only real difference is that the nVidia ISO will install the proprietary driver as per of the overall installation process, and keep it updated as part of the overall update process.

Step 2: Install Lutris And Steam

Both of these can be found in the Pop Shop, look for Steam and Lutris respectively.

Step 3: Install Feral Gamemode

Install Synaptic Package Manager from the Pop Shop, and use it to search for gamemode, mark it for installation, it will also select libgamemode0 and libgamemodeauto0, so click Apply to install all three.

Step 4: Enable Steam Proton To Work With all Games In Your Library

Open up Steam, navigate to Steam / Settings / Steam Play / Advanced and click on Enable Steam Play for all other titles, Click OK and restart to apply.

Step 5: Enable Gamemode for Games Launched From Steam or Lutris.

In Steam, right click on the Properties of a game, click on SET LAUNCH OPTIONS, and type in gamemoderun %command%, click CLOSE once done.

In Lutris, navigate to Preferences / System options / Command prefix and type in gamemoderun, click Save to apply. You will need to tick Show advanced options to see the Command prefix section.

Step 6: Install A More Optimised Linux Kernel For Gaming

My recommendation is XanMod.


Click on the XanMod Repository Setup link on the page, and install using Eddy. Next open up Synaptic, refresh the repositories and search for linux-xanmod, mark for installation, install and restart to boot into the new kernel.

As always, if you found this helpful, please consider subscribing to my channel.



05/15/2020 18:31:37 CEST

Getting error about drivers

I am getting this everytime I want to play a Game or use a wine application (such as the wine uninstaller). Everything worked normally in wine-staging 5.7, and after updating to 5.8, suddenly everything doesn't work anymore.

002c:err:module:__wine_process_init failed to load L"C:\\windows\\system32\\wineboot.exe", error c0000018

0024:err:environ:run_wineboot failed to start wineboot c0000018

0024:fixme:winediag:start_process Wine Staging 5.8 is a testing version containing experimental patches.

0024:fixme:winediag:start_process Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on winehq.org.

0034:err:module:__wine_process_init failed to load L"C:\\windows\\system32\\uninstaller.exe", error c0000018

0024:err:uninstaller:wmain failed to restart 64-bit L"C:\\windows\\system32\\uninstaller.exe", err 487

003c:err:module:__wine_process_init failed to load L"C:\\windows\\system32\\explorer.exe", error c0000018

0024:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.

0024:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow The explorer process failed to start.

05/15/2020 18:07:04 CEST

War Thunder RB on Linux?

Currently War thunder Realistic Battles needs easy anti cheat to work, is there any way to play RB without EAC?

05/15/2020 17:53:06 CEST

GTA5 on linux

SO GTA5 is free on EpicGames and I'm checking if I can download through Lutris. I am a newbie to linux os (ubuntu 18.04) and after surfing through the net linux os can't handle gta5. Is that true? Is there any other way possible? (I installed wine too)

05/15/2020 17:29:30 CEST

Lumote developers support Proton users with bug fixes
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/791240/announcements/detail/2189255823664629159
05/15/2020 16:48:12 CEST

V1RUZ - Early Access Trailer (New Top Down Survival Game)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuAOvLDzdWE
05/15/2020 15:24:43 CEST

First youtuber to cover Doom Eternal anti-cheat fiasco
URL: https://youtu.be/aJtBx2evvYc
05/15/2020 15:07:46 CEST

What are the Linux Games with tons of replay value?

Limited on funds, so Im looking for a list of games that I can play over & over again finding something new each playthrough, the gameplay not getting stale over time & will most likely occupy my whole day.

Interested in all genres Strategy, Indie or Linear Story games etc.

05/15/2020 14:46:46 CEST

SuperTux 0.6.2 released
URL: https://www.supertux.org/news/2020/05/14/0.6.2
05/15/2020 14:04:31 CEST

Help: Running DOOM Eternal through "unofficial" means

Given the recent news, I'm trying to use a Fitgirl repack to run DOOM Eternal on Linux (unpacked on Windows). I copied the files over to my Linux partition, added the EXE as a non-Steam, game, set it to run in Proton and it launched!

My issue is that I can't get past the start screen. I get the error "Unable to contact game services. Online rewards, XP, and other online progress will not be saved and online features will be unavailable until the game returns online. Use online features to retry.

When I look into the console, I can see what's going wrong.

WARNING: Unexpected HTTP status code -1 (ERROR: send request (2ee2)) to https://runtime-config.platform.ghost.idtech.services/config-20200313-160408-i11-finch.json
WARNING: Runtime Config tag unknown

When I click OK on the error, it doesn't continue to the main menu and just stays on the initial "press any button to start" page. Is this an actual issue I can fix or is it just kicking me out because I'm being a filthy pirate?

05/15/2020 12:49:28 CEST

Refunding Doom Eternal

So I am probably not the only one who purchased this game thinking that it was not going to require Denuvo to run. Basically we got a game bricked by Bethesda a mere month after its release. No previous advertising material or warning stated that Denuvo anti cheat rootkit was going to be required by this game. Specially since it is 90% a single player game.

For a Linux user, there is absolutely nothing to gain from owning the legal copy of the game anymmore.

Unfortunately, I haven't have much success getting Valve to refund it. All my attempts seem to be met with an automatic response that I purchased the game more than 14 days ago. Due to the retroactive addition of an intrusive rootkit, I do believe this is a special case that warrants that 14 day limit to be ignored, but I've been unable to get my refund request past the automatic check. Anyone got ideas how to get a human being to review it?

05/15/2020 12:25:02 CEST

does anyone know if Griftlands runs in linux?

Game: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/griftlands/home

it's super new, so I don't want to spend money on it just to find out it doesn't work in linux...

05/15/2020 11:50:11 CEST

Has anyone gotten Halo 2 (from the MCC) to run?

I've tried multiple times and when I try to start a campaign all I get is a black screen with the menu music playing in the background. I've tried waiting for up to 30 minutes and nothing happens besides that.

05/15/2020 11:05:03 CEST

Unreal Engine 5 to continue Linux support (see bottom updates)
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/unreal-engine-5-announced-epic-online-services-are-now-online
05/15/2020 10:41:57 CEST

A Challenge: Build a Linux Gaming PC for $100
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/a-100-usd-quest-to-build-a-linux-gaming-pc/
05/15/2020 10:14:31 CEST

Skullgirls Is Still Getting Updates 8 Years Later
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/skullgirls-is-still-getting-updates-8-years-later/
05/15/2020 10:13:26 CEST

Has there b en any update for the FaceIt and Battleeye AC services for Steam?

I switched to Linux as I wanted to give up on Windows (in more ways than one). When it comes to gaming, most games run quite smoothly on my current distro, Ubuntu thanks to Proton and Lutris (around 60-200 fps depending on the game). However, I can't get any AntiCheat services besides VAC to run on my laptop, which prevents me from playing PUBG and CS FaceIt. Is there any solution as of now that can be used?

05/15/2020 09:44:27 CEST

Warfork Duel Tournament for Charity! Sign-ups Closing in 24 hours!
URL: https://inthekeep.com/warfork-duel-cup-3-going-the-social-distance/
05/15/2020 09:03:11 CEST

Steam not running properly on Manjaro.
URL: /r/linuxquestions/comments/gk1h5b/steam_not_running_properly_on_manjaro/
05/15/2020 08:57:00 CEST

If you have had your DOOM Eternal copy bricked, read this

I've seen a lot of posts going around about people's copies of DOOM Eternal getting bricked after the new update which added a kernel Anticheat that does not work through wine. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a way around it that would let you play online however if you check out this guide: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=889624474 it shows how to download an old version of the executable so you can atleast play the single player. Hopefully this helps!

05/15/2020 08:30:00 CEST

Looking for recommendations

I'm a sysadmin for a company that uses Linux / BSD almost exclusively and every Friday we do game nights as a team building exercise since most of us work in various locations around the US. I am looking for some games we could all play together on our game nights that are Linux compatible either natively or through a wrapper like Wine or through Proton. The games don't necessarily need to be free but that is a huge plus if they are.

05/15/2020 08:15:29 CEST

Having issues with magic the gathering arena on Lutris

When the cards are zoomed in like this they are all black. Anyone had this issue and fixed it before?

05/15/2020 06:16:16 CEST

Lutris -&gt; Epic Games Launcher -&gt; GTA 5 Online character creation crashing.

Alright, so I installed Lutris, got down to business, installed the Epic Games Launcher on Lutris (because of the free GTA 5 debacle) and EGL installs Rockstar Launcher to boot up GTA 5, yeah?

So when I want to create a character in the character creation screen for GTA Online, the game crashes. I've read that it's something to do with GTA Online, so is there currently a solution to this character creation crashing or do I have to make a character on another device?

I've looked at these posts:


(2015, old post but relates to situation) https://www.reddit.com/r/gtaonline/comments/3ip5d3/why_does_it_crash_right_at_character_creation/


All of them had some sort of solution but I personally don't understand how they could be applicable to Lutris -> Epic Games Launcher -> GTA 5 via Rockstar Launcher.

Extra question but is the Epic Games copy of GTA 5 attached to the Rockstar Launcher (example I install GTA 5 in Lutris from the Rockstar Launcher (with GTA 5 in Lutris library) it could make the issue easier to deal with?

05/15/2020 05:36:57 CEST

Why You Should Remove DOOM Eternal (Denuvo Anti-Cheat) from your PC Immediately
URL: /r/Doom/comments/gjzi01/why_you_should_remove_doom_eternal_denuvo/
05/15/2020 04:49:43 CEST

Need Help with LinuxGSM ARK Cluster

Hello everyone, I have years of experience hosting gaming servers through windows, but in an effort to save money, ive been learning ubuntu 18.0.4, i have come to a crossroads where i cant cluster the 2(perfectly operating ARK servers) as i keep getting "unexpected end of line", "bad substitute", and "Unexpected EOF when looking for matching" - i dont know which error is actually closer to the proper solution, and which error is just total failure at writing the launch parameter. im using this as a walkthrough: https://docs.linuxgsm.com/game-servers/ark-survival-evolved and it really hasn't helped me unfortunately. ive spoken to some people familiar with linux - they dont know how to do this. I've spoken to people who ran ark servers - they only have windows experience. so here i am on reddit, begging for help. lol, im willing to elaborate deeper - but first seeing if anyone here would be able to help me. Please and thank you, my community would love you. <3

05/15/2020 03:26:12 CEST

Will Wine ever be able to support Kernel anti-cheat systems?

It seems to be a trend right now to run anti-cheat stuff in kernel mode despite all the security issues and risks. Valve are currently working with EAC and Battleye to add Proton support but would it be possible for Wine to add "general" support for all of these kernel anticheats? I seriously doubt Riot and Denuvo are going to play nice and I'm worried that we're moving backwards because of these systems.

05/15/2020 03:17:11 CEST

Trying to run Epic Games Launcher with no luck

I have Wine installed and have downloaded the Epic Games installer but it wont run. It gives me the list of suggested files to open an .msi file, one of which is Wine, which shows installed. So you see my confusion. Any advice would be great. Thanks.

05/15/2020 02:51:02 CEST

Lutris and Need for Speed Heat DirectX Error

Hello! A few days ago, I switched from Kubuntu to Manjaro but when I reinstalled Lutris, I started having issues with some games. most ive been able to fix except this error I keep Getting when trying to play Need for Speed Heat through Origin. The game worked fine before but all of a sudden stopped working. The error I get says:

DirectX function "m device->CheckFeatureSupport(D3D11_FEATURE_D3D11_OPTIONS2, &options2, sizeof(options2))" failed with HR: Ox80004001 ("Unknown"). GPIJ: "Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics", Driver: #1 1.0 01/01/2017

Has anyone else experienced this issue before or know of some way to fix it? my wine version is Lutris 5.7 but ive also tried Proton with no sucess

05/15/2020 02:22:40 CEST

How to Install Ubuntu on ANY PC as your Main OS | Linux Distros
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moWdOiqk7AM
05/15/2020 02:10:25 CEST

What is wine3d3?

I heard that a couple of people use wine3d3 to play Phoenix Wright. I wanted to ask what this is and how to use it.

05/15/2020 01:27:28 CEST

DOOM Eternal now has Kernel-Mode Anti-Cheat.

A new update dropped for DOOM Eternal which now includes Denuvo's Kernel-Mode Anti-Cheat.

This prevents the game from launching via Proton even when the anti-cheat is uninstalled.

05/15/2020 00:50:39 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlQZl4DvlO0&feature=share
05/14/2020 23:54:41 CEST

Crusader Kings 3 to be released in September the first with Linux support.

It's super fucking cheap in Turkey so I'll probably pre-order the royal edition.


05/14/2020 23:51:14 CEST

Supporting Linux continues to be worthwhile for ΔV: Rings of Saturn -- 13% of sales to Linux and Mac.
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/supporting-linux-continues-to-be-worthwhile-for-rings-of-saturn/
05/14/2020 23:37:50 CEST

Doom Eternal: Latest (14 May 2020) Update Breaks Proton

Appears that the latest update to Doom Eternal has broken playing on Linux.... Anyone been successful running it with this update? I will update this as I find other references besides myself and the steam forums reporting such.



05/14/2020 23:28:21 CEST

What kind of performance impact can I expect from using wine and proton?


05/14/2020 23:03:28 CEST

Doom Eternal via Bethesda Launcher

Saw the game for $30 on amazon and decided to pull the trigger. Problem is that I did not expect for it to be forcefully on Bethesda, wondering if anyone got it to work?

Got the Launcher working via Lutris but whenever i click on Install, nothing actually happens. Tailing the logs and i'm seeing nothing.


OS:              Manjaro Linux 20.0.1 Lysia
Arch:            x86_64
Kernel:          5.4.39-1-MANJARO
Desktop:         KDE
Display Server:  x11

Vendor:          GenuineIntel
Model:           Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Physical cores:  4
Logical cores:   8

RAM:             31.3 GB
Swap:            0.0 GB

Vendor:          NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL Version:  4.6.0 NVIDIA 435.21
OpenGL Core:     4.6.0 NVIDIA 435.21
OpenGL ES:       OpenGL ES 3.2 NVIDIA 435.21
Vulkan:          Supported
05/14/2020 22:56:16 CEST


Can someone help me? Whenever I play on official valve servers the game disconnects me and shows this warning. Tried everything I found online. I play on ubuntu 18.04. Can someone help?

Screen Shot : https://imgur.com/kZ9TMc5

I can play for a while .. maybe 30 mins before this warning shows up ....

05/14/2020 22:22:29 CEST

GTA V: Through Lutris-installed epic games launcher ?

The title says it all.
Anyone tried GTA V through epic game launcher through lutris? I have steam should I install a specific proton version for it to work?

05/14/2020 22:21:11 CEST

Doom Eternal update Breaks the game for LINUX

What the actual fuck?!? I just started using linux for the first time a day ago and got doom eternal running pretty well on it and now they released a patch that reportedly Strengthens the DRM malware crap. Is there ANYTHING I can do to fix this?? I can't even launch the fucking game because of this bullshit. I paid 60$ fucking dollars for this and got 90% of the achievements and this is how they treat their customers?!?!?

05/14/2020 22:17:24 CEST

Updated the arcade game I created entirely with open source software. Source code in the comments!


This is after some bug fixes and general polishing of the game.

This was created in its entirely with OSS. Godot for the engine and Aseprite (I have a license but the source is open) for the art. Of course Linux (Arch btw) for the OS.

The code is below, you can play the game by importing it into Godot and running it that way or just running the .x86-64 precompiled binary on the github.


Feedback, criticism, etc welcome. I hope you enjoy if you choose to play.

05/14/2020 22:05:19 CEST

GTA V Premium Edition is free for download till May 21st
URL: https://mastodon.social/@jacobgonzales/104168573489866746
05/14/2020 22:00:21 CEST

Crusader Kings III launches for Linux on September 1
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/crusader-kings-iii-launches-for-linux-on-september-1
05/14/2020 21:36:36 CEST

60fps gaming but slow

(Sorry for my bad English)

When I play a DXVK/Proton game, if I use Vsync, all my games run perfectly. But without, my games look like 15-20fps gameplay (at 100+ fps)

If I enable FPS Cap, it run better but I have a lot of stuttering.

I cannot find the problem...

I tried to disable CPUfreq and it's a little bit better (with Gamemode enabled)

I have 2 graphic cards and the result is the same (AMD RX 5500 + Mesa Driver, NVIDIA 1650 with and without Force Composition Pipeline.

I'm on Manjaro Gnome. I have a dualboot with Pop_os. Same result.

Do you have any idea?

Thank you.

05/14/2020 20:32:33 CEST

Vulkan in UTC rather than local time?

ESO - works great except for whn i used an addon called libdebuglogger

  • Steam AppID of the game:i dont know that 306130?

System Information

sudo inxi -Fxzmc0

System: Host: manjaroed Kernel: 5.6.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 Desktop: MATE 1.24.0
Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: AB350M-DS3H v: N/A serial: N/A
Mobo: Gigabyte model: AB350M-DS3H-CF v: x.x serial: N/A UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F50a date: 11/27/2019
Battery: Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M570 charge: 90% status: Discharging
Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 charge: 55% (should be ignored)
status: Discharging
Memory: RAM: total: 15.65 GiB used: 2.92 GiB (18.7%)
Array-1: capacity: 128 GiB slots: 4 EC: None max module size: 32 GiB note: est.
Device-1: DIMM 0 size: No Module Installed
Device-2: DIMM 1 size: 8 GiB speed: 3000 MT/s type: DDR4
Device-3: DIMM 0 size: No Module Installed
Device-4: DIMM 1 size: 8 GiB speed: 3000 MT/s type: DDR4
CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon Vega Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen
L2 cache: 2048 KiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 57513
Speed: 1421 MHz min/max: 1600/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1420 2: 1420 3: 1460 4: 1523 5: 1592 6: 1405 7: 1486
8: 1426
Graphics: Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] vendor: ASRock
driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0
Display: server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 570 Series (POLARIS10 DRM 3.36.0 5.6.13-1-MANJARO LLVM 10.0.0) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.6
direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590] vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 01:00.1
Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 0a:00.6
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.13-1-MANJARO
Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel
port: e000 bus ID: 05:00.0
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 08:00.0
IF: wlp8s0 state: down mac:
Drives: Local Storage: total: 1.37 TiB used: 362.41 GiB (25.9%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: Sabrent Rocket Q size: 931.51 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: Ultra II 500GB size: 465.76 GiB
ID-3: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Generic model: Flash Disk size: 1.92 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 48.97 GiB used: 26.20 GiB (53.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
ID-2: /boot size: 968.3 MiB used: 186.0 MiB (19.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
ID-3: /home size: 865.62 GiB used: 208.49 GiB (24.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 35 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1495
Info: Processes: 331 Uptime: 8m Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 clang: 10.0.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.16 inxi: 3.0.37

I confirm:

  • that I haven't found an existing compatibility report for this game.
    The game works.
  • that I have checked whether there are updates for my system available.
    I am up to date with the latest version of the game and with proton and dxvk

Have no idea whgat that is


2 things. When playing with the addon libdebuglogger which is used for many other addons, the time in game shifts from my local system time to UTC

Also when trying to use mangohud Vulkan reports time in utc but opengl reports local system time



Something seems wonky with dxvk i think? but i dont know anyone else having this issue so maybe its something with my system hardware? i have the latest bios and the bios is on the correct local time.

I filed a request for for with libdebuglogger at esoui because something in that causes the in time game to shift from local to utc but it isnt just there. while running mangohud the time in vulkan driver is reported as utc? but in opengl it is local time?


someone even uderstands what is happening here because i do not... i tried to switch my rtc to local time and rebooted but no improvement...

05/14/2020 20:20:00 CEST

Dual booting Linux and I windows (can I run steam out of the same directory)?

Currently dual booting Windows 10 and Linux, I've downloaded steam + games twice essentially and am rapidly running out of hard drive space. Is there anyway to run the games out of the same location?

05/14/2020 19:56:19 CEST

Minecraft horrible fps

So my pc specs are pretty good and im getting 10fps in game. The difference is about 1 week apart i was messing around with open source rgb controllers and i messed something up. Graphics drivers are the problem. In the top part i am actually using my gpu but in the bottom im using vmware


I have tried a lot any ideas on changing this

05/14/2020 19:54:24 CEST

My phone playing pubg moblie in 2020.
URL: /r/donate/comments/gjqklh/my_phone_playing_pubg_moblie_in_2020/
05/14/2020 19:51:15 CEST

GTA V free until 5/21 at epicgames


Site is down from all the people trying to get it free.


Did a quick search here and found a post from 4 days ago saying performance is good with Lutris, too bad Ill have to wait to try it out!

05/14/2020 19:21:28 CEST

Lightweight distro for streaming games

Heyo all, so my little brother wants to play games since he can't go outside anymore, I won't be letting him near my computer so we gonna use an old laptop, the idea is to run Linux on it, install a chromium based browser and use Google stadia, literally nothing else.

Was wondering which distro fits best? Im guessing something with xfce but Id like to hear your thoughts.

05/14/2020 18:24:54 CEST

Dell XPS 15 9570 Overheating during Linux Gaming

I recently went all in on my main laptop and installed Ubuntu 20.04 on the internal drive.

I'm running kernel 5.4.0-29-generic and the latest nvidia drivers. I recently upgraded the BIOS to 1.15.0.

I'm seeing thermal shutdowns whenever I try to play Steam games at high resolutions. I never saw this when using Windows 10. I've seen a few references to this online but I'm not sure if it's being caused by the BIOS, the Kernel or the graphics drivers. Any ideas what I should do?

Dell Support Discussion

05/14/2020 17:56:07 CEST

'radeon' driver supports overclock?

Hi Reddit! I have a HD 5850 working well in a eGPU setup on Fedora 32. If you don't know, you can go to /sys/class/drm/cardX/device (X goes from 0 to N) to see and (hopefully) edit data of your graphics card and their clock/voltage/temperature sensors.

My output is this:

[santiago@nb-santi ~]$ ls /sys/class/drm/card1/device
aer_dev_correctable       hwmon           power_dpm_force_performance_level
aer_dev_fatal             i2c-10          power_dpm_state
aer_dev_nonfatal          i2c-11          power_method
ari_enabled               i2c-12          power_profile
boot_vga                  i2c-13          remove
broken_parity_status      i2c-14          rescan
class                     i2c-15          reset
config                    i2c-16          resource
consistent_dma_mask_bits  i2c-17          resource0
current_link_speed        irq             resource0_wc
current_link_width        link            resource2
d3cold_allowed            local_cpulist   resource4
device                    local_cpus      revision
dma_mask_bits             max_link_speed  rom
driver                    max_link_width  subsystem
driver_override           modalias        subsystem_device
drm                       msi_bus         subsystem_vendor
enable                    msi_irqs        uevent
firmware_node             numa_node       vendor
graphics                  power

The problem is I can't see in that list any clock variable for change the frequency. power-related things doesn't have a way to change clock frequency in MHz, so... anyone are doing overclocking on this oldie cards?

In Windows some years ago I hit 885MHz Core and 1200MHz Memory without changing voltages, so I hope doing the same in Linux without the mess/hell of update the BIOS.

05/14/2020 17:49:58 CEST

I play games on linux and how many of you people play dual boot

i like it only having on os on a pc at once because dual booting can make me constantly restart pc to open certain programs and i only dual booted so i could play roblox and cube world then i blew up that partition and

dual boot is uncomfortable, and i heard on youtube it can brick your pc so i decide to comprimise and use linux only for now but i miss some software from windows mostly games ahh

do you dual boot or single boot linux

05/14/2020 17:44:46 CEST

Save 50% on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/560130/Pillars_of_Eternity_II_Deadfire/
05/14/2020 17:37:40 CEST

What is your most played video game, and why?

Hello Linux community, itstime for another newsletter question! This time we want to know: what is your most played video game?

Our favourite answers will feature in our May newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

05/14/2020 16:57:48 CEST

Steam on Ubuntu 20.04 crashes with no error

Since I upgraded to 20.04 from 19.10 steam no longer works, more info on AskUbuntu

05/14/2020 16:27:24 CEST

NVIDIA have now formally announced the Ampere GPU architecture
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/nvidia-ampere-gpu-architecture
05/14/2020 15:56:49 CEST

Quick question

Quick question will the shutdown command still work even if i exit terminal? Im a linux newbie currently installed on pop os im installing a game on lutris

05/14/2020 15:20:55 CEST

FOSS game engine GDevelop has a UI overhaul to improve the flow. And is it better than Godot?
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/foss-game-engine-gdevelop-has-a-ui-overhaul-to-improve-the-flow
05/14/2020 15:00:43 CEST

Europa Universalis IV: Emperor announced for June 9
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/europa-universalis-iv-emperor-announced-for-june-9
05/14/2020 15:00:09 CEST

Linux 5.7 Seeing Radeon FreeSync Fixes, Back-Ported Soft Recovery For Navi
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.7-FreeSync-Soft-Recover
05/14/2020 14:59:47 CEST

EPIC Games (ik not great for Linux) have been all but confirmed to have GTA V as their free game in 4h from now. Will the Epic launcher run and GTA V run in it? (Preferably on Lutris)



05/14/2020 12:37:30 CEST

EPIC Games (ik not great for Linux) have been all but confirmed to have GTA V as their free game in 4h from now. Will the Epic launcher run and GTA V run in it? (Preferably on Lutris)



05/14/2020 12:37:28 CEST

One of Epic’s goals in this next generation is to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG and real life, and put it within practical reach of development teams of all sizes through highly productive tools and content libraries.
URL: http://infoomagazines.herokuapp.com/%20unreal-engine-5-shows-photo-realism-next-generation-cg/
05/14/2020 11:33:44 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbA4EtwKdv8&feature=share
05/14/2020 10:56:52 CEST

Cap FPS on proton game?

Trying to play the Bethesda games right now but need to have tthe framerate capped or else they go berserk, can tools like libstrangle work on proton and if so how do I get it working?

05/14/2020 09:58:07 CEST

Dark core SE mouse buttons on debian

I recently installed Linux mint Debian and am trying to find a way to program the extra buttons on my mouse. I found ckb-next to control my keyboard lights but nothing for the mouse, any ideas?

05/14/2020 09:43:38 CEST

Epic Online Services Launches with New Tools for Cross-Play and More - Article claims Linux is supported!
URL: https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/epic-online-services-launches-with-new-tools-for-cross-play-and-more.html
05/14/2020 09:05:58 CEST

Set global launch options for games? Nvidia optimus

So i came across this wiki on how to use prime select on linux and was wondering if there was a way to set this for all my games on steam instead of one by one. This was the option _NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME="nvidia" __VK_LAYER_NV_optimus="NVIDIA_only" %command%

And wiki link https://github.com/Askannz/optimus-manager/wiki/Nvidia-GPU-offloading-for-%22hybrid%22-mode

05/14/2020 08:34:55 CEST

Left over games from Humble Indie Bundle 21

Does anyone here wants any of those

Hotline Miami

Dustforce DX

Beat Cop


Gato Roboto

Hypnospace Outlaw


05/14/2020 07:12:15 CEST

Mesa 20.1-RC3 Released With Another Week Worth Of Fixes Plus Intel Rocket Lake Support
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-20.1-RC3-Released
05/14/2020 07:06:40 CEST

Can't remember the name of a game

I remember there being an RTS game involving blobs of differing colors that had different roles and such, almost entirely just Starcraft but with blobs and such. I cannot for the life remember the name of it, last I played it was in like 2011 on Fedora Core. It's not "Attack of the Gelatinous Blob," as that game's artstyle is very different. The blobs in the game i'm looking for had very odd designs, being constantly in motion and each unit had differing sets of "limbs."

05/14/2020 06:43:37 CEST

Emulation Update Recap - April 2020 | More Major Improvements
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2sF5T1LGcg
05/14/2020 05:10:25 CEST

Heroes of Might and Magic 3 plays natively on Linux PowerPC64LE thanks to VCMI engine project
URL: https://youtu.be/2Vi32rINRX0
05/14/2020 04:32:12 CEST

Need help with Tux Man, an open source Mega Man inspired game

Hi all.

Game developer here, tired of being trashed out by major game companies and decided to work towards the open source efforts of making games.

We currently do have a decent game engine, with a Mega Man - like game demo, running for Windows, Linux, Mac and Xbox One, so I wanted to reach out and see if you could help out on making sprites for whatever you have in mind it would be Mega Man using Tux boots, either way.

So I'm looking for developers, seasoned developers, most likely if you administer behind a linux shell and make bash scripts this will be pearls for you.

And graphic designers. Heck, we need tons of help. But just to make this quick, not to complete the game (which is around at 60% completed in the graphics side).

The game source code with the current updates for MacOS can be found at


Please do note that we're using the MIT licensed SonicOrca engine, the same engine that powers Sonic 2 HD, because well, we work on that project too.

05/14/2020 03:39:50 CEST

My R.A.T is dying, I need a new mouse

Hello all,

After so many years, my R.A.T 9 is dying (most likely receiver), so I'm on the market for a new mouse.

I'm looking for something wireless with similar ergonomics (at least thumb rest) and usb rechargeable.

Closest ones I found are the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED and the Razer Basilisk Ultimate but there is little to no feedback I could found on how well they are supported on Linux.

What would you recommend ?

05/14/2020 03:35:03 CEST

Can you buy GOG and Steam games on Instant Gaming and be able to download GOG/Steam games on Linux???

I know that Instant Gaming has Linux downloadable games, but what I refer is that if you can buy "Windows-only" games and install those games on Lutris or Steam for example.

05/14/2020 03:15:19 CEST

Deep Rock Galactic is out of Early Access today. Works great on Linux!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsljGOVPIVg
05/14/2020 02:29:19 CEST

Arcanum with Proton 5.8-GE-2-MF

Hi all,

I've recently obtained a key for Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. Launching it with the default Proton settings is not recommended as there are multiple bugs including slow/vanishing cursors and large graphical artifacts.

To fix many bugs and improve gameplay, i loosely followed this guide:


My experience was:

1) run game once to set up prefix. Quit game.

2) export WINEPREFIX=[path to SteamLibrary]/steamapps/compatdata/500810/pfx

3) winetricks win7

4) download the required mods (*) listed on above site to a temp directory; cd to this directory.

5) install each mod in turn using wine (or 'wine start' for batch files). All content should go in the [path to SteamLibrary]/steamapps/common/Arcanum/Arcanum directory, except as shown in Readme files.

6) in the Arcanum/HighRes directory, edit the config.ini file and change the entries to suit your desktop resolution.

7) Restart game through Steam and profit!

* The mods I installed were: Unofficial Arcanum Patch 2.0 (from here: http://terra-arcanum.com/drog/uap.html#download), High-quality Town Maps, High Resolution Patch 1.5, High-quality Music, ArcanumXNoNoise.dat, Arcanum Level Cap Changer.

I hope this helps someone :-)

05/14/2020 02:14:18 CEST

Time to retire this old pc of mine, what shall i upgrade to?

Hey all, i hope you are having a fantastic day so far and i am just wondering what i should buy for my next PC for around $850. i currently have an ancient PC and i would like to upgrade, so far i have the following:

- AMD Athlon 880K ( 4.8Ghz)

- 12GB DDR3 2400Mhz

- GTX 760 (2gb)

so what would be a good build in the price range?

05/14/2020 01:19:41 CEST

Gaming on Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI_rpiqCHpU
05/14/2020 00:07:45 CEST

Stellaris free weekend: now until May 17
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/281990/view/2175746291898008197
05/13/2020 23:28:41 CEST

Unity Game porting from windows to linux

any tips on porting windows unity games to linux??

05/13/2020 23:22:20 CEST

Hauppauge HD PVR 2, OBS, and Ubuntu.


has anyone had any luck with the hauppauge HD PVR 2 157210 LF Rev B5 in connection to OBS?

I've been able to record video using the drivers on their website and using terminal, but i would like to stream if possible and perhaps from there using v4l2loopback to setup a dummy webcam on OBS.

First, has anyone had any luck with hauppauge HD PVR 2 with OBS? I've run into this thread here: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/7ni1a0/hauppauge_hd_pvr_2_obs_and_ubuntu/ and here is my output for lsusb

$ lsusb

Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 2040:e524 Hauppauge WinTV

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 006 Device 003: ID 1e7d:2e4a ROCCAT ROCCAT Tyon Black

Bus 006 Device 002: ID 1e7d:316a ROCCAT ROCCAT Ryos TKL Pro

Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:0826 Logitech, Inc. HD Webcam C525

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0d8c:016c C-Media Electronics, Inc. USB Advanced Audio Device

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

05/13/2020 23:07:22 CEST

Pro tip: view ratings from ProtonDB on Steam with a browser add-on
05/13/2020 22:50:59 CEST

Can't limit Library search results to Linux only when searching with tags. Please let me do that.

I don't know if this is a bug or an oversight feature. When I search with tags in my library, then I can't limit the result to Linux supported games only. Also the search bar is not available in that mode too. It would be so much better if these features were supported during tag searches and if the tags could be used in search bar too, so any adjustments don't need to open up the menu. The normal search bar in the Steam shop works much better.

I was searching for racing games in my library on my Linux machine. And I have a ton of games, that is why its important to me.


I have posted this to r/Steam, but the posting got removed because it might violate the rules. I don't know why. So I post it here again.

05/13/2020 22:39:33 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgMT7WZrJWA&feature=share
05/13/2020 22:16:28 CEST

Newbie needs help

Hello everyone

Lately i felt the urge to make the switch to linux do in part to professional reasons and the will to learn a new OS

After reading the migration guide and watching a lot of linux gaming videos including the LTT ones i narrowed down the distros i'm interested which are pop_os and manjaro

which one would you guys recommend to me since i'm a true newbie to linux

05/13/2020 21:33:43 CEST

Skull-girls: 2 free Copies.

I have 2 copies of the 2D fighter Skull-girls. If anyone is interested to get a copy, feel free to comment below and pm me.

05/13/2020 21:27:12 CEST

Julius v1.4.0 released! (open source port of Caesar 3, requires data files from the original game)
URL: https://github.com/bvschaik/julius/releases/tag/v1.4.0
05/13/2020 21:01:18 CEST

Planetary Annihilation Titans audio issue

So I installed Planetary Annihilation titans with Steam and the game runs like a champ. But the audio is all garbled and staticy. What is the issue and why is this happening? It doesn't happen with other games.

05/13/2020 20:46:52 CEST


I am using Lutris to run Rockstar Launcher and furthermore GTA V. When I run it, it goes well, but after a minute or two it crashes "GTA V exited unexpectedly". I opened the logs and I saw:
DxvkMemoryAllocator: Memory allocation failed

err: Size: 8192

err: Alignment: 4096

err: Mem flags: 0x1

err: Mem types: 0x1

err: Heap 0: 1528 MB allocated, 1389 MB used, 1534 MB allocated (driver), 1536 MB budget (driver), 1536 MB total

My specs are:
CPU:Intel Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz 4
GPU: Intel 915G(Or I guess so, when i checked with sudo lshw -c video on driver I saw driver=i915)

I am using:
Wine v.5
My OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 20.0.0-devel - padoka PPA(I used it to replace the DirectX error)
Vulkan Instance Version: 1.1.70

So what problems do I have:
In the GTA V settings the Video memory is capt on 1,5Gb, but I have 8 at all? I tried using more, giving it permisions to Wine settings but without success.
Another problem: GTA runs only on Direct 11 and if I set Direct10 it crashes.
Something I just saw is: INTEL-MESA: warning: Ivy Bridge Vulkan support is incomplete error when I checked the Vulkan version?!
Another problem is that the chunks are not loading ingame, when I see an invisible car with driver inside I know that it's going to crash in 5 sec.

I have tried:
Adding Gameconfig.xml in the GTA V folder
Adding Commandline.txt
Tried several runners in Lutris
I tried to allow Wine to use more RAM via wine regedit - not successful
I have preinstalled the game, the launcher and checked the integrity of the files.

Somebody with suggestion or solution? I really do not want to sell the acc...

05/13/2020 20:23:26 CEST

BF4 Lutris problems

Hello there Guys

I installed BF4 with Lutirs on Ubunut, Installation worked pretty good but now, whenever I start the game its in windowed mode and when I click something inside the window the screen goes black, shows some stuff again and goes back to black, after that it just shows battlefield still windowed.

Sometimes it randomly switches to fullscreen and then I can finnaly play

whats the problem here?

05/13/2020 20:12:07 CEST

Sennheiser GSP 300 on Linux?

Just curious what peoples experiences are with the Sennheiser GSP 300 headset on Linux? Im specifically on Fedora 32, and seriously considering purchasing this headset. Admittedly, Im not a big gamer, so I need something that has a sound profile that is good for music as well as online meetings.

Any issues with this headset on Linux? And are there any others that you would recommend I look into that work really well on Linux and have good quality sound profile for music as well as gaming?

Thanks in advance!

05/13/2020 20:00:38 CEST

Atom RPG: Trudograd hits Early Access on Steam &amp; GOG NOW.
URL: /r/AtomRPG/comments/ghrzfk/atom_rpg_trudograd_hits_early_access_on_steam_gog/
05/13/2020 19:50:25 CEST

A first look at Unreal Engine 5 /r/games x-post
URL: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/a-first-look-at-unreal-engine-5
05/13/2020 18:53:49 CEST

Disney's The Little Mermaid II: Pinball Frenzy for Game Boy Color was released by its sole developer (including emulator to play on Linux)
URL: https://github.com/dashxdr/cgb/tree/master/code
05/13/2020 18:46:40 CEST

Free engine-/store-/account services agnostic Epic Online Services are now available for developers
URL: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/epic-online-services-featuring-epic-account-and-game-services
05/13/2020 18:32:59 CEST

Linux 5.8 Bringing Soft Recovery Support For GFX10/Navi
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.8-AMDGPU-GFX10-Soft
05/13/2020 17:25:21 CEST

Radeon Rays 4.0 Released - Adds Vulkan While Dropping OpenCL, No Longer Open-Source
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Radeon-Rays-4.0-Released
05/13/2020 17:25:05 CEST

I will be building a gaming focus pc later this year but im not sure if i should go with Linux

Ive been seeing videos about linux type os and Pop_os realy caught my eye. im mostly interested in fps games abd after some research i noticed that games like Valorant , Warzone or even Cyberpunk dont have compatibility with Linux. I REALLY want to switch to linux but for now i think i will have to stick with windows.. Thoughts?

05/13/2020 15:50:07 CEST

Ghostrunner (Demo) running on Linux (Spoiler: MF strikes again)
URL: https://youtu.be/X85YLrM0yKw
05/13/2020 14:51:08 CEST

Ghostrunner (Demo) running on Linux (Spoiler: MF strikes again)
URL: https://youtu.be/X85YLrM0yKw
05/13/2020 14:49:54 CEST


This is an update to 5.8-GE-1 in regards to media foundation work:


-RE3: Bathroom scene fixed

-Dangonronpa v3 fixed

-Power Rangers Battle for the grid chipmunk voices fixed

-Monster Hunter World tutorial movies fixed

-Super Lucky's Tale -- Fixed an issue with bink videos not playing in GE builds which work in proton

WIP (work in progress):

Borderlands 3 Marcus intro video

Darksiders Warmastered Edition opening videos play now play, but New Game movie crashes

Street Fighter V intro videos don't play

Seven intro videos don't play

Github Release Link

05/13/2020 14:39:48 CEST

News about Vortex mod manager linux support
URL: https://github.com/Nexus-Mods/Vortex/issues/2862#issuecomment-625742078
05/13/2020 12:31:07 CEST

Ideas for building an online website dedicated to supporting Linux gamers and drivers?

So my colleague and I plan on building an online community to help Linux games, particularly help people move from Windows to Linux. We both work in an IT, Data Analytics and computer-building company and have technical roles.

Any suggestions? The main purposes are uploading scripts as quick fixes for certain games. Offering unofficial wine patches and providing a forum for Linux gaming, much like this subreddit.

05/13/2020 12:17:01 CEST

I got bored during quarantine and built a gaming PC. Which distro would you guys recommend? Im an Arch Linux user.

Specs: Ryzen 7 3800x (might return and get a Ryzen 9 3950X) Radeon 5700XT MSI X570 A PRO 16 GB DDR4 Ram (Asgard Gun Metal)

05/13/2020 10:24:11 CEST

Save 50% on Torchlight II on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/200710/Torchlight_II/
05/13/2020 09:58:56 CEST

Save 75% on Stellaris on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/281990/Stellaris/
05/13/2020 09:58:03 CEST

Humble Bundles gaming bundle is getting worse and worse? Or is it me who is getting old?

I hope it is not me that is beginning to get a wired taste in games

05/13/2020 09:49:55 CEST

How far we've come...

I remember it wasn't that long ago that there were a very few games I could play effectively on Linux and so I maintained a windows partition for that. I've decided I want to go distrohopping for the first time in a decade. Don't get me wrong, I use different distributions for different use case, but I always stick to Debian and its fairly recognizable children. They're fast, familiar, and have a range of philosophies that has left me with clear options for every use case I've needed.

But I've got the itch. I want to know what's going on in the arch side of the world. The last time I used something rpm based was Fedora Core 4. Do I dare play with Gentoo? That would be a whole new world. And hey, now that I'm quarantined, what better time?

It took me over 24 hours to get KDE on OpenSUSE up and running to a level that I would consider basically functional. That's a task that typically takes me about an hour and a half on a system I'm familiar with, but there's a learning curve. I haven't even tried to get Optimus running, just figuring out how to turn off my discreet card was enough of a struggle. I'm sure I could get adept at it, but there's a learning curve, and right now I'm busy exploring KDE.

Which brings me to the title of this post. I was expecting that getting my games up and running wouldn't always be straightforward, and I really don't want to have to deal with all that just to play a game at the end of the day. So I'm dual booting -- I've kept a Pop!_OS partition, because It Just Works. If that isn't a sign of progress, I don't know what is.

A little tune I've been singing:

Hello Distrowatch, my old friend
I've come to read your words again
Because an idea for my machine
Left its seeds while I quarrantined
And relearning a package manager and
New commands
Is just a part of distrohopping
05/13/2020 08:47:22 CEST

nvidia-system-monitor-qt - Task Manager for Nvidia GPUs
URL: https://github.com/congard/nvidia-system-monitor-qt
05/13/2020 07:29:46 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0N6KpoAcQ0&feature=share
05/13/2020 05:24:35 CEST

How AMD Sabotages Itself &amp;amp; Both Sides of the Story (B450 / B550 Chipsets and Zen 3 BIOS)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JluNkjdpxFo
05/13/2020 05:23:50 CEST

I have a different kind of question, that is more directed to recent linux converts (1 week to 3 years) Do you find you finish games more and focus on fewer games?

I know the Linux gaming world is expanding everyday.

But WAY back in the late 90's I went pretty hard into linux for a few years and only finally went back to windows with 2k and XP and that was mostly for the MMO boom.

The few games that ran on linux were what I played or I found myself just dicking around with different distros all the time, and getting older 66mhz and up machines to work on linux.

Anyways Now I play consoles and Windows games and I just never really lock into 1 game and tend not to finish most games.

And when i have lightly tried to move back to linux. I found I did not like most native linux games and found myself spending so much time trying to get windows games to run that I rarely ever played them. (2008-2010)

TL;DR considering the smaller selection, do you spend more time in 1 game vs jumping around? Or do you still jump around anyways?

05/13/2020 04:44:10 CEST

RTS-FPS Hybrid

Can anyone recommend an RTS-FPS hybrid game that runs natively on Linux?

Doesn't have to be open-source.


05/13/2020 04:24:58 CEST

Mesa drivers: Use mesa_glthread=true when using OpenGL on demanding emulators
URL: /r/emulation/comments/gilg8b/mesa_drivers_use_mesa_glthreadtrue_when_using/
05/13/2020 04:05:29 CEST

Is it safe to play Battlefield 1/V on Linux now?

There was some news early January 2020 that someone got banned in BFV for playing on linux but I haven't heard much since then. It seems to be only one guy so there is a chance that guy is actually guilty of cheating.

There was some news early January 2020 that someone got banned in BFV for playing on Linux but I haven't heard much since then. It seems to be only one guy so there is a chance that guy is actually guilty of cheating.

05/13/2020 03:42:16 CEST

Built my PC when I was using windows, I'm now using Manjaro full time and want to upgrade. What should I upgrade/what should I get.

What title says. I built my PC ~4 years ago and it's held up really well all things considering. But it's getting pretty slow on some games so I want to pick some new parts up, and it was built with windows so I'm using an intel cpu and nvidia graphics card (yuck) and want to switch to some amd. Considering I can really only afford to upgrade one thing what do you think is worth it. Thanks

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

CPU: Intel i5-8400 (6) @ 4.000GHz

8 Gigs DDR5 Ram

Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology B360M DS3H

Also if this isn't the right sub for it just point me to the correct one. Thanks y'all hope you have a nice one.

05/13/2020 03:32:24 CEST

Regarding mass surveillance

Every now and then I see someone do the old "I don't care if someone knows what I'm doing. I don't lose anything and they don't get anything out of it". Privacy and security are one of the biggest "selling points" for Linux gaming. This is a response to that attitude.

Imagine you're playing a game of poker, but you're letting one other player look at your hand. You might say something like "well I'm an honest player. I'm not going to bluff and I don't care that someone else can see my hand. After all, I'm not going to lose a winning hand, or win a losing hand."

That's true, but it has two problems:

  1. You're never going to beat the person you're showing your hand to. They bet less when you have a good hand, and bet more when you have a bad hand. They can bluff you, but you can't bluff them. Maybe this won't matter, but you're only going to regret it on the day it does matter, and you can't do anything at that point.
  2. You're ruining the game for everyone else. If you (and a number of other players) are showing your hands to someone, then that person knows more about the hands of the people who decide not to reveal their hands. These might be people on your team or people who aren't technically "against" you. Outside of the metaphor, these are whistleblowers, activists, protesters, and even the political opposition depending on where you live.

Hopefully that makes more intuitive sense. Each card alone is not really worth anything, but together they form a much clearer picture of who is holding what. That's the scary part of mass surveillance.

05/13/2020 03:05:45 CEST

Looking for nocd patches and updates for old games

Hey all, I have a few old games that I'd like to run on my potato powered laptop but I have a problem, when I ask Lutris to install my game everything seems to work just the way it should (even the annoying things included my the editor but that another topic) but when I try to run the game it keeps asking me for the CD when it's in (seems like Wine just doesn't acknowledge that) so I searched the Internet for some nocd patches but all I can find is some shady websites that I definitely don't trust (also when scanning the files on ClamTK they get quarantined so double reason to not trust that), so I'm coming here to ask if there is anyone that know how I can get patches that are not pirated versions of games I own ?

Also one thing that I really would like to find is updates for those games, because the versions I have on CD are not always the greatest version you could get. :-)

05/13/2020 02:57:30 CEST

Would you support a developer that ports their game to Linux but doesn't have support for that port?

So basically, you won't get any help from the developers because they are afraid from the support cost. I myself would support them because the cost can get really high.

05/13/2020 02:27:02 CEST

Ubuntu 20.04: Tibia resulting in "libqxcb.so: undefined symbol: _ZdlPvm, version Qt_5"


Until May 11th, I've been playing Tibia which I installed through Lutris, for Linux. Then, suddenly, after maintenance in the game, I've begun experiencing an error when attempting to execute it. This is the logs:

Running ./Tibia
Initial process has started with pid 50178
Game is considered started.
./Tibia: symbol lookup error: /home/gabriel/Games/tibia/plugins/platforms/libqxcb.so: undefined symbol: _ZdlPvm, version Qt_5
Game is considered exited.
Initial process has exited.
All children have exited.
Exit with returncode 32512

I had this exact same error months prior but ended up giving up because I couldn't find a solution. Then, a couple of days ago I decided to try again but using Lutris this time, and to my surprise, it worked, but then this bummer of a message appears once again. By checking the install script, it seems there isn't anything special that has been done for it to work, and maybe this maintenance also updated libraries that now cause this error, but I am clueless.

I removed the game, the folders it generated, and Lutris itself but nothing works. Does anyone know what this could be? I can't dig out anything from the internet anymore. I guess I could risk wasting time and install Ubuntu again but I'm not confident it'll solve it. There wasn't any update between May 11th night and May 12th morning.

I am sorry if this isn't the correct subreddit to post it, but I am running out of alternatives. Much appreciated.

05/13/2020 01:58:07 CEST

Local coop for games that don't support it

Does anyone know if there's a anything like Nucleus Coop for Linux? Or if it's easy enough to do this manually? I'd like to play Don't Starve Together, which doesn't have local coop (even tho the PS4 version supports it). And with my ultra widescreen monitor, local coop would work pretty well!

05/13/2020 01:49:59 CEST

Mod Organizer 2 + Script Extender + ENB in a few clicks using Lutris

A few of you might use the Vortex installer I made exactly one year ago. To celebrate its anniversary, I'm throwing it away and presenting a better solution written from scratch.

This new installer requires only a few clicks and sets everything you need to run games with script extender, ENB and Mod Organizer 2. Currently supported games are:

- Fallout 3

- Fallout 4 (no ENB)

- Fallout New Vegas

- Morrowind

- Oblivion

- Skyrim

- Skyrim Special Edition (no ENB)

You can get the installer from the [the Github repo](https://github.com/rockerbacon/lutris-skyrimse-installers) (not yet available on Lutris.net).

Keep in mind not all games were thoroughly tested. You can see what's tested and what is not on the front page of the repo. If you get to test something new, please do tell how your experience was.

05/13/2020 01:40:52 CEST

Get ready to be a viking in Valheim, Beta sign-ups are open
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/valheim-beta-sign-ups-are-open
05/13/2020 01:00:46 CEST

How is Disco Elysium on dxvk?

The game is on sale right now and I've been thinking about getting it. Unfortunately a lot of people on Protondb say that the game is entirely broken in dxvk and you need to use WineD3D, which I'm really not a fan of. Most of the reports are rather old, so I wanted to ask if anybody has got any experience with this.

05/12/2020 23:02:27 CEST

Cyberpunk point-and-click "VirtuaVerse" has released for Linux, Mac, and Windows on Steam and GOG.
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/virtuaverse
05/12/2020 22:53:59 CEST

Best way to setup a combination retro emulation + steam in home streaming distro?

Here's what I want:

You boot up the PC and it immediately opens up some form of fullscreen UI that can be controlled with a controller alone. This UI will let me launch retro games I load up on the PC as well as let me load up Steam Big Picture mode so that I can stream from my gaming PC to this new PC (which will be on the same network, over ethernet).

It seems like Lakka is perfect, except it can't do steam in-home streaming.

I'm currently planning on installing Ubuntu fresh, then putting RetroPie over top of it and getting my startup setup so that RetroPie launches on startup. RetroPie allows for the steam link app to run, which I think will do what I want in terms of streaming gaming PC games but I'm not certain.

Does that seem smart or is there any easier out of the box distro I can use? I'm not super happy using RetroPie either, as this is going on to a laptop, not a Raspberry Pi.

05/12/2020 22:12:00 CEST

Get Relogic to Open-Source Terraria: Otherworld
URL: https://www.change.org/p/relogic-get-relogic-to-open-source-terraria-otherworld
05/12/2020 21:34:25 CEST

Humble Indie Bundle 21 with good Linux support
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/humble-indie-bundle-21
05/12/2020 20:41:20 CEST

Screen tearing on bsnes, even with Freesync on

I'm using bsnes to play some SNES games and I've noticed some screen tearing, despite the fact I've got Freesync enabled. Freesync works properly in other games and I've disabled the compositor (Kwin) and am playing at full screen. My monitor also shows the refresh rate changing so Freesync is definetly "working". Here is a screenshot of my bsnes video settings.

Here is my system info:

System:    Host: JamesPC-Linux Kernel: 5.6.11-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
           parameters: cryptdevice=UUID=273b86c0-d8de-4ad8-a3a2-62a16d32ec8e:cryptlvm:allow-discards root=/dev/linux-ssd/root 
           rootflags=subvol=@root initrd=\initramfs-linux.img 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.5 tk: Qt 5.14.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170M-PLUS v: Rev X.0x serial:  
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 3805 date: 05/16/2018 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-6600K bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S family: 6 model-id: 5E (94) 
           stepping: 3 microcode: C2 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28009 
           Speed: 4200 MHz min/max: 800/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4200 2: 4200 3: 4200 4: 4200 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled 
           Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT disabled 
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
           Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT disabled 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5600 OEM/5600 XT / 5700/5700 XT] driver: amdgpu 
           v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 1002:731f 
           Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: amdgpu resolution:  
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (NAVI10 DRM 3.36.0 5.6.11-arch1-1 LLVM 10.0.0) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.6 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a170 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.1 
           chip ID: 1002:ab38 
           Device-3: Sennheiser Sennheiser Main Audio type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 1-12:7 
           chip ID: 1395:005d serial: 00000000 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.11-arch1-1 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f000 bus ID: 00:1f.6 
           chip ID: 8086:15b8 
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 30:5a:3a:7e:04:c6 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.50 TiB used: 772.75 GiB (30.2%) 
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM001-1ER164 size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: Z4Z3TGZR rev: CC26 scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Crucial model: CT500MX500SSD1 size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: 2002E2321F76 rev: 023 scheme: GPT 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Crucial model: CT120BX500SSD1 size: 111.79 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: 1915E17C4C02 rev: R013 scheme: GPT 
           ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Samsung model: MZHPV128HDGM-00000 size: 119.24 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: S1X3NYAGA00842 rev: 500Q scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 457.49 GiB size: 457.49 GiB (100.00%) used: 108.31 GiB (23.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-2 
           ID-2: /boot raw size: 260.0 MiB size: 256.0 MiB (98.46%) used: 80.3 MiB (31.4%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 
           ID-3: /home raw size: 457.49 GiB size: 457.49 GiB (100.00%) used: 108.31 GiB (23.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-2 
           ID-4: /var raw size: 457.49 GiB size: 457.49 GiB (100.00%) used: 108.31 GiB (23.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-2 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.00 GiB used: 128.5 MiB (1.6%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 56 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1120 
Info:      Processes: 317 Uptime: 3h 14m Memory: 15.58 GiB used: 11.54 GiB (74.1%) Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 
           Shell: zsh v: 5.8 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.00
05/12/2020 20:26:18 CEST

Humble Indie Bundle 21 is out!
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/humble-indie-bundle-21
05/12/2020 20:20:06 CEST

Radeon AMDGPU-PRO for Ubuntu 20.04 / Kernel 5.4.0??

Greetings all!

I finally did it and switch completely over to Linux for my main rig. No more Window$!

I was pleasantly surprised to see AMDGPU etc... were already included in the kernel and the performance in Proton gaming has been pretty good so far (far exceeding my expectations)

I did notice that the AMDGPU-PRO Drivers are still behind and only available for 18.04. Does anyone know if there's any added benefit to trying to get AMDGPU-PRO to work on 20.04 or, failing at that, if there's been any news as to when AMDGPU-PRO will be released for 20.04 / 5.4.0?

05/12/2020 20:05:16 CEST

Tony Hawk's Proskater 4 Wine Install

Hi, has anyone of you managed yet to install THPS4 through Wine?

OS: Fedora 32

Kernel: 5.6.10-300.fc32.x86_64

Wine: Wine 5.0

I get the following error when running the setup up:


I have tried with 32bit & 64bit Prefix & in Compatibility Mode Windows 7 and Windows 10, nothing changed.

Here's the full log.

$ wine setup.exe

011c:fixme:ntdll:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet

011c:fixme:ntdll:NtQuerySystemInformation info_class SYSTEM_PERFORMANCE_INFORMATION

011c:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({319dc449-ada5-50f7-428e-957db6791668}, 0x10021925, 0x1006dbd0, 0x1006dbe8) stub.

011c:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventSetInformation (deadbeef, 2, 0x10002f3d, 28) stub

011c:err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"LaunchConditions" returned 1603

011c:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventUnregister (deadbeef) stub.

05/12/2020 19:48:36 CEST

Game recomendation for my spec.

Hello everyone, I don't know if this inflicts some rule and sorry if does. So, I have a laptop I've formated to Linux some months ago and now am using it to make my university stuff and wish to have some game to pass some time not bored between the classes but this laptop is pretty crap. The specs are:

  • Intel Core i3 M380 (it is dual core);
  • Intel HD (it does not specificates which one it is but might be one of the oldest);
  • 2GB RAM;
  • Manjaro KDE.

I don't really care about the game genre, I play almost anything. I used to play CK2 when it was with Win7 but it doesn't run the game propperly on linux

05/12/2020 19:07:42 CEST

Wraith Master: a feature-complete Linux GUI for controlling the RGB on AMD's Wraith Prism stock coolers
URL: https://serebit.com/posts/wraith-master-hits-version-1.0/
05/12/2020 18:51:15 CEST

Just wanted to ask how is the cpu overhead of RadeonSI and Radv compared to AMD's Windows drivers?

I think we all know by now that most AMD Windows drivers have a high cpu overhead (DX 9-11 and OpenGL). But I also heard once that it's a problem with AMD's official Vulkan drivers as well, which is weird because one of the main points of a low level api is low cpu overhead. Does anyone know something about it?

05/12/2020 18:45:13 CEST

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation running out of the box on Linux using Proton (3.16 atm only)
URL: https://youtu.be/-vTYYwiiXMQ
05/12/2020 17:48:54 CEST

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation running out of the box on Linux using Proton (3.16 atm only)
URL: https://youtu.be/-vTYYwiiXMQ
05/12/2020 17:48:42 CEST

Issue with Joystick showing up as Controller (xinput)

Hey all, I'm having a problem with Wine detecting one of my Joysticks I use for flight simming as an Xbox Controller.

I'm on Manjaro and have tried a few different versions of Wine as well as different prefixes under Lutris.

The joystick shows up properly in Linux under /dev/input/js\* and /dev/input/event\. I've tested both and get output no problem. However wine does not show the *(event)** style joystick under the control panel (wine control joy.cpl).

I'm wondering if the reason I'm not seeing the (event) style joystick in the control panel is because it's being used as a controller.

The reason this is an issue is some games can use both xinput and dinput style devices. Star Citizen is the main application I'm trying to get to see this device as a dinput style one. However I've confirmed this behaviour is present in other games as well.

The question is, can I control when Wine decides to map a joystick to an Xbox Controller device? I've looked around Google for some time and haven't found anything. Most people have the opposite problem of me (joystick isn't showing up as xinput in an app).

05/12/2020 17:30:37 CEST

Open world monster-fusing RPG 'Cassette Beasts' with an 80's new-wave pop aesthetic announced
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/open-world-monster-fusing-rpg-cassette-beasts-with-an-80s-new-wave-pop-aesthetic-announced.16636/
05/12/2020 15:05:02 CEST

MDCII: re-implementation of the game Anno 1602/1602AD [somehow playable?]
URL: https://github.com/siredmar/mdcii-engine
05/12/2020 14:54:36 CEST

I'm working full-time to create an open-source (GPL) RTS game with Python scripting (source in comments)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTJ7wTJy7jc
05/12/2020 14:05:26 CEST

Easily run and update(and compile) osu!lazer with my tool
URL: https://github.com/Alexmitter/osu-lazer-linux-installer
05/12/2020 13:51:09 CEST

05/12/2020 13:22:35 CEST

Windows gamer switches to Linux experiment
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icMCbS_8yxM
05/12/2020 12:38:35 CEST

Stellaris turns 4 with the big 2.7 'Wells' update - free to play for a few days and a big milestone hit
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/stellaris-turns-4-with-the-big-27-wells-update-free-to-play-for-a-few-days-and-a-big-milestone-hit.16638
05/12/2020 12:15:50 CEST

AMD Relaunches GPUOpen For Open-Source Game Development Resources
URL: https://gpuopen.com/lets-build-the-future/
05/12/2020 11:39:47 CEST

Daggerfall Unity 0.10.23
URL: https://www.dfworkshop.net/daggerfall-unity-0-10-23/
05/12/2020 08:35:48 CEST

Some leftover games from Asmodee Play With Friends

I did donate some money to SENS Foundation (better cure old age before I am getting old) via


And already have those games;

Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics

Love Letter

Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game

Twilight Struggle

Scythe: Digital Edition

Mysterium - Hidden Sign

Carcassonne - Inns & Cathedrals

Mysterium - Secrets & Lies

Send me a PM if you want any of those

05/12/2020 08:29:32 CEST

Multiplayer via gog and Divinity Original Sin 2

Hello! DOS2 runs great from lutris, as does the gog client, however I'm a bit stuck on using the multiplayer.

Launching the game independently doesn't connect to the online servers, presumably because the gog client isn't there for the transaction.

Running gog galaxy we tried importing the game folder, which seemed to work, but clicking play just causes it to spin for a moment then nothing happening.

Anyone got ideas for me? Not new to linux, but it's been a while since I've messed with wine and related.

05/12/2020 07:35:47 CEST

Battlefield 4 missing ping issue fix.

After struggling to find a fix for the missing ping issue in battlefield 4 for a couple of days, I found a fix that works for my set up.

The issue was although I could see my ping within the server browser, it was missing once I joined so i was getting kicked for missing ping in my favourite servers.

I'm running Linux Mint cinnamon 19.3 and have battlefield 4 installed via Lutris.

Open Lutris, click runners and scroll down to wine. Click on the manage versions button, scroll down to Lutris Jedi 4.20 and select it. Once downloaded and extracted untick the previous version of wine. Click ok.

When you run B4 you'll probably get the install gecko notification box pop up. Click yes and you're good to go.

I hope this works for someone else because I was pulling my hair out trying to fix this lol. If it doesn't work, perhaps try other wine versions until it does.


05/12/2020 07:15:06 CEST

Is there any update on amdgpu/KDE support for multiple monitors on different refresh rates?

Recently got an RX 580, and am looking to get a higher refresh rate monitor to treat myself during quarantine. I have two other monitors which I use, both locked at 60hz. For what it's worth, I'm using KDE, so if I could just set-and-forget the primary to 120/144 hz in KDE's display configuration, that would be great. Obviously as per title, I'm on the opensource amdgpu driver.

All the threads I could find online were either older versions (pre 5.0 kernel, months if not years old) of amdgpu which gave some hacky workarounds using xrandr/xorg conf. Wondering if anyone has any recent experience with this, or if there's a source on what the 'correct'/'most correct' way to do all of this is.

05/12/2020 07:12:37 CEST

Playonlinux wine config menu appear as an extremely small window when installing a program

I am having an issue with playonlinux. I have installed wine 2.7-staging through playonlinux because a exe file I am trying to install works only on that version. When I create the virtual drive and when the wine config window is suppose to open, it does but as like a line, I can move it around so I know it's a window, but I can't interact with it at all. This only happens when I try to install an exe with a wine version that is not my system.

What I have tried/my research

I have read through every forum with my exact issue, but none of the solutions worked. Specifically I tried delete my libz.so files from the wine version I installed with POL on both my amd64 and x86, in both lib and lib64 folders, but it does not work, the wine config won't even launch when I do that and POL gives me a wine error. That is the solution that pretty much every forum had, but it does not work for me. One thing that keeps popping up in almost every thread I found was something about freetype and font, which I think was the libz files, but I'm not sure. I wonder if any of you had a similar issue. I'm at a loss haha.

Thank you for any replies!

05/12/2020 05:45:55 CEST

No audio with GameJolt games

Any games I have downloaded through GameJolt into Wine will not play any audio. Games will load and work perfectly fine, but no matter what I try I can't get it to play any sound. When I test audio in the Wine configuration settings, it works perfectly fine though. I've erased and redownloaded Wine twice to try and fix it, as well as all the games. I'm using Wine 5.0. This is my first time using Wine as well if that's any help!

05/12/2020 05:07:10 CEST

How many of you sandbox Steam or other games/game related programs? What measures do you use to do so?

After reading about this remote code execution on a game that is still being sold on Steam (COD:BO2) I decided it is probably wise to try my best to sandbox Steam and the games that I'm playing from the rest of my system. It's probably not extremely common but knowing that there are games on Steam that have had severe security issues for years without anything being done about it, it feels like it would be careless to not isolate Steam games as best as I can.

The easiest thing to do is to just create a separate user with a separate X session for using Steam. This account does not have access to sudo, and cannot modify anything outside of it's home folder (in theory).

The best thing to do if paranoid may be to have a separate operating system for gaming, with the other OS encrypted and the bootloader on a usb drive that way there's no way for the other OS to tamper.

05/12/2020 03:57:19 CEST

Apparently Terraria Otherworld developers interested in releasing game as open source.
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/ghybbg/terraria_otherworld_developers_say_they_will/
05/12/2020 02:48:25 CEST

How do i check to see if Valve ACO is working correctly?

Hi, Linux noob here. Im using a RX 580 and was told that i would get better game performance by using Valves ACO mesa compiler thing, but after install nothing has seemed to changes, how do i check to see if it has been installed correctly? I am using Manjaro Linux BTW

05/12/2020 01:42:33 CEST

Subreddit I made for OS concepts/ideas
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/osIdeas/
05/12/2020 01:26:16 CEST

Battle Mage : Card Caster is available on Steam for Linux

Battle Mage : Card Caster is now available on Steam for Linux. It is a fantasy card-based adventure game with a branching storyline.

The game is available on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172400/Battle_Mage__Card_Caster/

Game Trailer

05/12/2020 00:42:59 CEST

How to get the radio working in fallout new vegas?

Running the game with proton ge and it is flawless....... except the radio music doesn't play. Plz help (note that the ambient songs and radio songs from npc radios do play)(and yes i checked audio volume)

05/12/2020 00:00:06 CEST

Does anybody know when is pulseaudio 14 released?

Title - Does anyone know when it's released? Or if there is a beta to try? I have a pair or Arctis Pro + GameDac and this new version has better support according to the patch notes. My audio is pretty bad at the moment due to lack of support when compared to that 'other OS'.

05/11/2020 23:13:51 CEST

Old non-steam Halo PC

Is anyone still playing this game via wine on Linux? I want to play multiplayer but dont want to buy it and find empty servers. Please let me know if you play this game on multiplayer.

05/11/2020 23:02:52 CEST

"Dosdevices doesn't exist"

Hey all, I'm trying to install Stream via Winetricks through Unofficial Wine Winery. Every time I select Steam and I try to run it, it says "Error while listing folder contents: dosdevices doesn't exist."

Is there any way I can fix this? I tried just using the SteamSetup.exe but it was taking forever. I'm on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.3, and I'm also not very technically literate so please go easy on me

05/11/2020 22:45:08 CEST

Project cars 2

Hi guys, I'm running project cars 2 through wine/dxvk/lutris. Well I'm not running it, it exits with error code 13568, no other info. Any ideas? (Fresh install of arch Linux and I installed all the lib and lib32 packages)

05/11/2020 22:08:22 CEST

Short clip of the game engine / editor / sdk's publish to Android support
URL: https://youtu.be/VB2ae5CkN7U
05/11/2020 21:49:52 CEST

Old non-steam Halo PC?

Does anyone still play the old version of halo pc, which I believe worked on Linux with some tweaking? I would like to play some online multiplayer, but as everyone knows that does not work on proton. I just want to know if anyone is still playing the old version so I dont buy it and find empty servers.

05/11/2020 21:39:01 CEST

A Very Timely Review of VVVVVV - The Gemsbok
URL: https://youtube.com/watch?v=JpWA0TNM0LQ
05/11/2020 21:33:44 CEST

[Question] Oddly poor performance in Lutris?

Just to prefix, I didn't see a TECH SUPPORT thread, which is the only reason I'd post here. I'd happily repost this if someone corrects me <3

So I've been trying to run Star Citizen through Lutris and the game runs(Semi-frequent crashes, but not the point of this post). I am currently using the correct proprietary nvidia drivers for my gpu. I have tried playing with all possible settings in-game, but nothing seems to improve anything.

My big question is about why I'm having such poor performance. I've got a GTX 1080 8GB, 32GB ram, 256GB SSD, and an i7 4790k(A little dated, but still beefy for many games). I don't have issues with any other games but for whatever reason, Star Citizen has intermittent freezes and severely low framerate, probably around 15~20fps on average.

Every other game I play is almost flawless, smooth, and bug free, but for whatever reason, there seem to be odd issues with the game, and I was hoping someone might know some tips. I'm assuming I'm not the only person playing it on linux, so I'm hoping someone might be able to help me out a little. Thanks <33

05/11/2020 21:28:34 CEST

This game is now 100% off and has Linux support! (Steam)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/308600/Geneshift_Battle_Royale_Turbo/
05/11/2020 20:34:16 CEST

Gaming on linux

I heard that there is a thing called dxvk, what is it? How does it work? and how do i set it up to play games? Sorry for being a noob.

05/11/2020 20:31:24 CEST

Game on sale for free! And supports linux
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/308600/Geneshift_Battle_Royale_Turbo/
05/11/2020 20:31:14 CEST

Wanting to switch to Linux but keep my games on steam that say windows only

Are there any distros that support "windows only" games on steam? If so which ones

05/11/2020 20:05:02 CEST

How To Set Up Pop OS 20.04 For Gaming

Hello everyone.

I recently installed Pop OS 20.04 and have produced a video on how I set it up for gaming.


The video covers installation and configuration of Wine Staging, Steam Proton, Lutris, and Feral Gamemode.

Alternatively for people who prefer written guides, see below:


sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 wget -O - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/win... | sudo apt-key add -

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubu... focal main'

sudo apt update

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-staging


sudo apt install gamemode


sudo apt install steam

To enable Proton for all games, navigate to Steam / Settings / Steam Play / Advanced and tick the Enable Steam Play for all other titles, and restart to apply this setting.

To enable Gamemode for a game, click on the Properties of a game, navigate to SET LAUNCH OPTIONS and type in gamemoderun %command%.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lutris-team/lutris

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lutris

To enable it to work with Gamemode, then navigate to Preferences / System options / Command prefix and type in gamemoderun, and once done, click Save.

Please note that you will need to tick the show advanced options to see the Command prefix option.

Hopefully this will be helpful for someone, but as always please consider subscribing to my channel to support me.



05/11/2020 19:52:50 CEST

I'm thinking of using Linux instead of windows for my gaming PC what are the pros and cons

The PC I'm going to buy comes with an option to not have an OS and I'm considering going for that option because it's about 80 cheaper. But I'm not sure if there is any cons to using Linux for gaming I've only used the Linux virtual machine in school so I don't really know anything about it.

05/11/2020 19:46:17 CEST

Space Haven Enters Steam/GOG Early Access Thursday May 21st.
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bugbyte-ludibooster/space-haven/posts/2818548
05/11/2020 19:10:22 CEST

Control application volumes using physical sliders with deej, a simple-to-build Arduino and Go project. Linux support just added! More details inside.
URL: https://github.com/omriharel/deej
05/11/2020 19:01:04 CEST

AMD Relaunches GPUOpen For Open-Source Game Development Resources
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-GPUOpen-Relaunched
05/11/2020 18:50:51 CEST

MMO's that works decently with Wine

I have data limit issues so I can't go just downloading games.

I've only tested WoW so far.

I don't mind if it's a bit p2w as long as it has a healthy playerbase.

I don't like OSRS, RS3, and Albion Online, and most of the other mmo's already native to Linux seems pretty dead

05/11/2020 18:24:39 CEST

Astroneer running out of the box on Linux using Proton
URL: https://youtu.be/6lby02QoZMk
05/11/2020 18:24:08 CEST

Astroneer running out of the box on Linux using Proton
URL: https://youtu.be/6lby02QoZMk
05/11/2020 18:23:43 CEST

WoW players

Id like to know if any WoW players got Tradeskillmaster to work in linux. I can get the desktop app to work fine, but when i install the addon files, it just makes my game crash.

On a separate note, the game gets really choppy sometimes, ive read other people had the same issue but all of the fixes i found didn't work for me. my specs are as follows and should have no issues running this game.


ryzen 7 3700x

16 gb ram

radeon rx 5700xt

id also like to know some other linux WoW players just in general to discuss stuff.


05/11/2020 17:49:01 CEST

Open world monster-fusing RPG 'Cassette Beasts' with an 80's new-wave pop aesthetic announced
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/open-world-monster-fusing-rpg-cassette-beasts-with-an-80s-new-wave-pop-aesthetic-announced.16636
05/11/2020 17:41:38 CEST

Getting G29 to work in Speed Dreams

Well, as the title states my Logitech G29 doesn't work on Speed Dreams. Interestingly the wheel works in the setup screen and the buttons still work in races. I am using the latest(at the time of posting, r7039) version of Speed Dreams, compiled without any options (and I haven't modified it since I have installed it yesterday). I have installed new-lg4ff and Oversteer. The wheel works in other racing games(such as Assetto Corsa installed through Lutris). Can you help me? If you can't, what data should I send you in order to get help?

05/11/2020 17:03:07 CEST

Tutorial: How to fix missing Cutscenes in games using Proton and Wine (Media Foundation Issue)
URL: https://youtu.be/oQx9oWmjlgI
05/11/2020 16:09:47 CEST

Tutorial: How to fix missing Cutscenes in games using Proton and Wine (Media Foundation Issue)
URL: https://youtu.be/oQx9oWmjlgI
05/11/2020 15:56:22 CEST

Finally buying grapbics card to my late 2017 simple build - but which one to choose?

My PC died in late 2017, and I was forced to build a new one. Due to limited budget, I decided not to buy a graphics card at the beginning. I was super unlucky - almost two weeks after assembling my computer, graphics cards prices skyrocketed due to to cryptocurrency craze.

It is 2,5 years later, and I decided that finally, it is time to buy one.

My current build is quite modest:

CPU: I3-8350K (weakest part) RAM: HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 2x8GB SSD: XPG SX8200 PRO 256 GB M.2 2280 MB: MSI Z370 Gaming M5

I am thinking about buying AMD Rx 5600 xt. I am casual gamer and I would like to buy newest card in 250-300$ range, which will be good for 3-4 years.

I am constantly updating Ubuntu to the newest version so I understand that AMD will be better choice.

My only concern is - will CPU be the significant bottleneck in this build? I don't won't to spend more money now, so I could think about the cheaper card (I will only play 1080p)

What would you recommend?

05/11/2020 15:44:08 CEST

[OC] Master Mapper, Dungeon editor tool is available now on Patreon - Details in comments
URL: https://v.redd.it/1c5s7ilnvox41
05/11/2020 15:20:27 CEST

Godot 4.0 continues advancing with a new modernized lightmapper
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/godot-40-continues-advancing-with-a-new-modernized-lightmapper.16631
05/11/2020 15:18:37 CEST

Gamingonlinux: Space Station 14 is another attempt to capture the spirit of the classic BYOND multiplayer RPG
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/16633
05/11/2020 14:07:12 CEST

Linux game review: The Amphetamine Trip
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anRXWVJ4Nbg
05/11/2020 13:39:19 CEST

Cannot find Runas.exe

I'm trying to install a program and it needs to be run with default user privileges for some reason. i get this error

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

Can anyone help me out?


05/11/2020 13:23:41 CEST

What's happening w/ BattleEye and EAC?

Ik EAC was aquired by Epic (uh-oh) so is that still happening? Also w/ BattlEye (basically I need Rust, PUBG, Siege and Halo to work online and I can move permanently lol)

Emailed both of them around 1-2 weeks ago and no response yet asking about the progress/ is the linux stuff happening (tbf this could be support staff shortages due to current events aka a literal pandemic so this isnt too bad)

Do we know anything more that I've missed (hoping EAC hasn't been cancelled by Epic)

05/11/2020 12:55:17 CEST

So looks like Streets of Rage 4 is getting a Linux port
URL: https://icculus.org/finger/flibitijibibo
05/11/2020 12:46:05 CEST

How to tweak Nvidia 3D settings


I recently moved to Pop OS, and i would like to tweak the advanced settings of my Nvidia GPU.

I have the "Nvidia x Server" panel, but I remember that windows had a "3D Settings" one that i could use to tweak stuff in order to get better performances.

Is there a way to have such thing on linux?

05/11/2020 11:44:16 CEST

Does the game progress in Steam between Windows 10 and Linux sync?

I have Windows 10 and elementary OS dual boot. I plan to install Steam soon, and sometimes I want to play in Win10, sometimes elementary OS. My question is, does the game progress sync up between the two OS?

05/11/2020 10:40:49 CEST

Steam games don't start when using Proton-5.8-GE-1-MF

I'm using regular steam, not the Flatpak version. I have the GE version installed in my compatibilitytools.d but when I try to launch a game, it just doesn't start? https://imgur.com/a/2aUkYMz

I tried using the same GE version of Proton on Lutris and my games ran perfectly.

05/11/2020 10:09:12 CEST

Help with me to migrate to Linux from Windows?

Hello world! I'm in need of assistance. I currently run win10-kubuntu20.04 on my system, and I'm in love with the concept of gaming on Linux. Before I completely change over though I have a number of questions. -Will kubuntu be enough to run most AAA games? (I despise of the interface in Pop os, and I can't get my built in rtl8723de WiFi card to work on manjaro) if not kubuntu then what is my next best bet? -Is there some software that will clear ram, set CPU governors, optimise setting etc.? -Can I set the steam play folder the same as my windows steam folder? (To save HDD space) -For someone that has only general knowledge of Linux systems, what are your suggestions? How can I make my migration from Windows to Linux more pleasant?

05/11/2020 09:47:05 CEST

Save 75% on Railway Empire on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/503940/Railway_Empire/
05/11/2020 08:28:47 CEST

Save 50% on Knights of Pen and Paper
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/324250/Knights_of_Pen_and_Paper__Haunted_Fall/
05/11/2020 07:32:45 CEST

Proton-GE reduced a lot of my stuttering

Guys i tried the new proton-ge 5.8 and to my surprise a lot of the stutter has reduced and in some games mostly gone this is awesome, i think this has to do with the async patch that he updated so careful with bans. . .

So far I've been playing gta 5 online and its great, whats your experience with it?

05/11/2020 07:24:12 CEST

Was considering a purchase...

Found Ori And The Will Of The Wisps on cd rom at a local store on a sweet deal. Question is will Ubuntu with Wine run it? Thanks.

05/11/2020 04:40:34 CEST

CS:GO mouse input lag

Has anybody else experienced a mouse lag when youre playing on Linux versus Windows? At first I didnt notice anything but then I decided to install on my windows partition and I noticed that my clicks seem to go through a lot faster and I have a much higher accuracy.

Its been prevalent through a bunch of different desktop environments and window managers, including: i3, KDE, GNOME, and LXDE. I cant play on Linux anymore because of this, its just so much easier to aim and shoot on Windows. Its not by much but you can definitely feel it. Its weird because other games by Valve dont have this problem including TF2 and CS:S. V-Sync is off.

Distro: Antergos, should technically just be Arch now. GNOME (on Xorg), GTX 1050Ti, i7-4770, Redragon M711 Cobra.

05/11/2020 03:00:49 CEST

Is the Nitro 5 Good for Linux Gaming?

My desktop is way outdated, and Im not sure if I want to upgrade it. With working from home with my work laptop, im thinking of also buying a gaming laptop to swap my machine via a dock more easily.

So, is the Nitro 5 a good linux gaming machine? Will it work with a usb c dock? Is this a wise purchase?

05/10/2020 23:59:13 CEST

Badlion client

Hi! I have been trying to run badlion client (a Minecraft PvP client) on Linux and couldn't find anything... Do any of you know how?

Also, I thought maybe I can use proton. How can I get proton to install exe files?

05/10/2020 23:01:16 CEST

Any recommended crafting-focused games for Linux?

Hi everyone, I have a crafting itch. I can't run Space Engineers unfortunately and am looking for something other than Terraria or Minecraft. Specifically, games that run decently on Linux.

Any recommendations?

05/10/2020 22:34:14 CEST

Estranged: Act II - Final Ending added
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/582890/announcements/detail/2196012490214594187
05/10/2020 22:13:14 CEST

A question regarding the future Gnome 3.38 for 144Hz + 60Hz monitor setups.

Can we expect Gnome 3.38 to remove their single frame clock? There is a small section regarding that in the March 2nd Gnome Dev blog but developers say it is only the first steps. Are there any other updates on that? (For those who are unaware, there are huge problems in compositing where if you have a dual monitor setup mutter syncs to the lower refresh rate of the second monitor. I am aware that you can disable syncing to vblank in xorg but that is a bad workaround).

05/10/2020 22:10:49 CEST

Manjaro or Arch?

Any difference between the two distros when it comes to gaming?

05/10/2020 21:13:27 CEST

./play.it 2.11.4 bugfix release

./play.it 2.11.4 bugfix release

Hello World!

A new ./play.it release went live last night, and there was great rejoicing amongst all players using libre operating systems ;)

As a quick reminder, ./play.it is a libre software that helps to easily install a collection of commercial video games on multiple GNU/Linux distribution families, building upon their packages managing systems following the KISS Principle. A more complete presentation of this software ha already been published on Reddit if you want to read more about it: ./play.it, an easy way to install commercial games on GNU/Linux

And now, let us see what this new 2.11.4 release brings with it


The modifications that this new version brings are published on the forge that is dedicated to ./play.it development, in release notes: 2.11.4 bugfix release

A copy follows:

  • Throw an explicit error when trying to write a launcher for a missing binary
  • Use safer find | while read constructs in prefix functions
  • Drop avoidable spawning of subshell by organize_data
  • Drop avoidable spawning of subshell by move_icons_to
  • Ensure $PLAYIT_WORKDIR is always an absolute path
  • ArchLinux: Fix bugs in dependencies handling
  • Debian: Fix APT version detection with APT 2.0.0
  • Debian: Enforce correct permissions for packages metadata
  • Gentoo: Update download link for quickunpkg

Website update

Alongside this list of fixes, ./play.it website has been updated, the most important changes being the merge of the two domains www.dotslashplay.it and wiki.dotslashplay.it, as well as the addition of an English presentation of ./play.it.

This updated website, based on DokuWiki, is available in two languages:

In addition to this update to the software description, usage instructions have been reworked to make them less intimidating for newcomers. Here are examples served through archive.org that should make it easy to see the improvement:

This new template is still far from being applied for all supported games, but should be used by all future updates of the website.

Distributions documentation

Last noticeable improvement coming with this update, new documentation articles have been submitted to some distributions that provide a package to install ./play.it. These can be found on the following pages:

Whats next?

2.11.4 version should (hopefully) be the last of the 2.11.x series, the next release being 2.12, an update that is coming with quite a lot of new features. For the most curious (or most impatient) amongst you, these new version is under preparation on our forge: WIP: 2.12 release

This 2.12 version is probably the one that has spent most time under development, with features that got developed as far back as November 2018!

05/10/2020 20:15:32 CEST

Wolfenstein New Colossus intro just flashing white screen (Ubuntu + Proton)

Hi all

I'm trying to play Wolfenstein New Colossus on Ubuntu using the latest Proton (tried other versions too) and the intro is just flashing white screen and unplayable. I looked at trying to install proprietary Intel drivers for my graphics card but it looks like its a really old piece of software and I can't get it to install properly (no option to do it through the additional drivers app thing).

Any ideas?


05/10/2020 20:10:47 CEST

Save 20% on UnderMine on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/656350/UnderMine/
05/10/2020 19:10:03 CEST

Godot Engine - Vulkan Progress Report #7
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/vulkan-progress-report-7
05/10/2020 18:26:28 CEST

Would you guys recommend using a Windows virtual machine using GPU pass through?

Hi, I have been using Linux for a few years now but I really want to play some Windows-only games. I have looked into Protondb and Lutris but since these games are competitive games using anti-cheat software, they are not compatible. I wanted to know if you guys would recommend simply building a Windows KVM with GPU pass through to play these games. I have looked online a lot and people are saying it might still cause some games to ban your account if they detect you are playing in a VM.


05/10/2020 18:21:15 CEST

Streaming game audio on Discord Linux client
URL: /r/discordapp/comments/g4kd8o/streaming_game_audio_on_linux_client/
05/10/2020 17:28:30 CEST

Steam proton folder not owned by you

I have trying for over a day to run witcher 3 (stored on NTFS) via steam proton, but have been unable to do so. It keeps throwing the error the folder is not owned by you, I have applied the mount options listed in the below link - https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Using-a-NTFS-disk-with-Linux-and-Windows however they don't seem to work, the owner is still root and while I can write, delete modify files with file manager and install games from steam but I can't launch any games ( except native Linux game like rocket_league) and when I do manage to change owner to me via some other mount options, steam throws the error that the partition must be executable. Is there any fix for this?

05/10/2020 16:44:45 CEST

High Ping in CS GO when playing on Ubuntu 18.04 (fine in windows)

I'm having an issue where I'm experience lag in CS GO (or 1.6) my ping is extremely high >500. This doesn't happen in Windows so I assume the hardware is fine. I've updated all of my drivers - not sure what to do next and would appreciate any help.

05/10/2020 16:19:58 CEST

Apsulov: End of Gods running on Linux using Proton (Plus Media Foundation Fix see infocard)
URL: https://youtu.be/BQywBdqWrE8
05/10/2020 16:03:03 CEST

Apsulov: End of Gods running on Linux using Proton (Plus Media Foundation Fix see infocard)
URL: https://youtu.be/BQywBdqWrE8
05/10/2020 16:02:45 CEST

GeforceNow on ubuntu 20.04

Hi, So I was thinking is there any way how to start GeforceNow on ubuntu and play games throught it? I manage to get it to state where I can get throught log in screen but then it will stuck on checking server status.

Does anyone have experience with this?

05/10/2020 15:35:12 CEST

Just a hello to the community.

Just thought I'd say hello, been a longtime lurker and very much a mixed OS person, shifting between Windows and whatever Debian distro i feel like at that given time.

I think it's getting to that point though where i need to strongly consider whether it's time to make the move completely over to Linux as my primary.

Tried out Proton on steam last night and it appears they've done wonders and beyond what I ever thought was possible. All the games I've tried to date despite "not supported" appear to work perfectly and in some cases better than that than natively on Windows.

The only thing I still can't use in Linux as of yet is the Oculus Rift CV1 although it appears there's still time for that with the OpenHMD community.

Thanks to this lovely community I've realised that 90% of what I do can be done in Linux with very little issues.

05/10/2020 15:34:44 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for May 10, 2020: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

05/10/2020 15:33:32 CEST

Warframe stuck at checking for update

I am using latest custom proton as instructions I turned off bulk download any idea how to fix? Is something blocking it?

05/10/2020 15:30:58 CEST

OpenDW: A reimplementation engine for Interplay's 1989/1990 DragonWars [playable?]
URL: https://github.com/devinsmith/opendw
05/10/2020 15:20:35 CEST

Can i get banned in Easy-Anti-Cheat or Battle-Eye games when i play in a KVM?

The KVM is running Win10 and I'm scared if I receive a ban

05/10/2020 14:14:34 CEST

Issues with XCOM Chimera Squad

Hey there,

I've bought XCOM Chimera Squad, since almost everyone on protondb said, that it runs perfect on linux. Unfortunately, this isn't the case on my computer.

I can start the game, I get the window where I can change settings or start the game. And after starting the game I get a black screen and nothing happens.

My Specs are:

  • Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Version 4.4.8
  • Linux Kernel 5.3.0-51-generic
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor 8
  • Graphic card: GeForce GTX 970

I've tried the following Proton Versions: 4.11-13, 5.0.7, 5.6-GE-2. On all of them I get the same issue.

Maybe someone has an idea what I can do here?

05/10/2020 13:56:04 CEST

New to Linux! Brief experience of Gaming in a Surface Pro 3 running Manjaro KDE.

I've made the switch from Windows 10 and luckily I'm not looking back! The specs of my SP3 are: Intel Core i5-4300U (integrated GPU: HD 4400), 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD.

Minecraft runs smoother than it did on Windows, in fact, I've set all graphic options to 'high' (if you can say so of Minecraft) and it runs very smooth, even playing with friends on a realm server.

Now onto Steam: Only a handful of the games in my library run natively on Linux. I tried Portal 2 and it runs smooth with graphics on high!

I was positively surprised to know about the existence of Proton (again I'm new to Linux). I enabled it on the Steam settings and tried playing a couple of games with different graphic requirements:

Life is Strange Before the Storm: Couldn't get past a very laggy start screen.

Inside: Started the game but it was way too slow.

Tomb Raider Underworld: Started the game but again, too slow.

Gris: Couldn't go further than the start screen.

These games could play relatively well on my SP3 with Windows 10. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it that performance is different with games running on Proton?

I'd like to hear your experiences and recommendations!

05/10/2020 13:55:38 CEST

Easy Anti Cheat

hi all,

So I was looking if a game with EAC could run on Linux, as I was thinking about switching to Linux, on protondb and lutris the game is rated as bronze and many people say that have a problem with EAC, however on the official EAC website it says that Ubuntu Linux is supported, so why does the EAC kick you out, is there a workaround for this?

05/10/2020 13:14:50 CEST

Wine Dotnet Issue

I was trying to run fifa 19 .i came across this issue


as suggested tried lutris.but now this error pops up when installing .net


05/10/2020 12:36:25 CEST

Proton as a wine runner in Lutris is useless

I apologize of the misleading title, but this is the best I had come up with.

So Proton is now an option as a wine launcher in Lutris, but when selected, it doesn't boot any windows game (while default Lutris does), so I was wondering if I did something wrong. I know this might be basic knowledge of a lot a people but I, as a almost total noob, can't really figure this out.

Also sorry for aventual grammatical errors (English is not my first language) and thank you in advance for your support

05/10/2020 12:00:05 CEST

Sea of thieves

anyone know if there is a possibility of SoT on Linux? they announced going to steam store, but im not sure if its gonna be fully on steam or just ported like GtaV. anyone have any ideas?

05/10/2020 11:48:40 CEST

Finally, GTA V runs almost as smooth on Linux than on Windows...

Just sharing the progress of the support of GTA V on Lutris. This is not a tech support request, please do not delete it.

I used the latest GTAV Rockstar Game Launcher form Lutris but I had to tweak it a bit...

Changed settings :

DXVK version : 1.6.1L

ACO Shader compiler enabled

CPU : Ryzen 5 2400G

GPU : RX 480 8GB

RAM : 16GB @ 3200MHz

Game settings : 1080p, all in high settings (except textures : very high), all sliders to the max, MSAA x2, Anisotropic filter x4

With my setup, I manage to get between 60-90FPS during the game benchmark but it never goes under 60FPS. The stutter I had using the older LLVM shader compiler and older DXVK version disappeared. In game (tested only the online so far), the FPS range from 30 to 80 FPS but never under 30, making the game still playable despite the drop, because the stutters disappeared. I think that those heavy FPS drops can be due to a CPU bottleneck but I'm not sure and I consider that the game is well playable so I won't complain. Also, I noticed that the GPU usage is now higher (I can hear my GPU fans spinning faster than before).

Also, the bug where all graphics settings seemed reset in the menus (but not while playing, I can see the correct level of details) is gone !

Pics : https://i.imgur.com/egrD8cN.png

Lutris GTA V page : https://lutris.net/games/grand-theft-auto-v/

05/10/2020 10:57:01 CEST

Overview of the Key New Features in Godot 3.2
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYwXBg89Yu0
05/10/2020 10:05:50 CEST

Anyone has problems too with Metro: Last Light Redux on Linux with AMD GPU and Mesa?

Anyone has problems too with Metro: Last Light Redux on Linux with AMD GPU and Mesa?

For me the game freezes completely when loading new maps.

05/10/2020 09:09:13 CEST

Nvidia Proton Errors

Im launching the game via proton.non steam game.when on intel it runs but not smooth because the gpu is intel so i need to run steam with nvidia.and when i do that it runs but gives this error.gta v and csgo runs very smooth but fifa crahses.

Launch: __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia --proton %command%

Os:POP OS 20.04

This is the error


05/10/2020 09:08:44 CEST

GloriousEggroll Proton-5.8-GE-1-MF released - including MFPlat changes.
URL: https://www.patreon.com/posts/36946541
05/10/2020 09:02:32 CEST

Does my main system need a good gpu for vm gaming?

I've been looking into building a gaming vm and a friend gave me an old gpu for free. I thought that since I'll only be using Linux for homework that it might not need a powerful gpu.

05/10/2020 06:00:46 CEST

virt-manager permission errors when trying to set up evdev for win10 vm kvm/qemu

I've been following this person's guide (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaq5WHA4CbU&list=PLgbyxH-tF643qpdQ6Hu2c47iHqVGFR50D&index=9&t=306s) and even went through all his troubleshooting permission steps with no avail.

I am trying to install the vm on a separate drive with gpu passthrough with evdev to use the same kbd and mouse.

This is the error I am getting:

Error starting domain: internal error: qemu unexpectedly closed the monitor: 2020-05-09T18:31:05.315193Z qemu-system-x86_64: -blockdev {"driver":"file","filename":"/home/tyler/Downloads/Win10_1909_English_x64.iso","node-name":"libvirt-2-storage","auto-read-only":true,"discard":"unmap"}: Could not open '/home/tyler/Downloads/Win10_1909_English_x64.iso': Permission denied

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/asyncjob.py", line 75, in cb_wrapper

callback(asyncjob, *args, **kwargs)

File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/asyncjob.py", line 111, in tmpcb

callback(*args, **kwargs)

File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/object/libvirtobject.py", line 66, in newfn

ret = fn(self, *args, **kwargs)

File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/object/domain.py", line 1279, in startup


File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 1152, in create

if ret == -1: raise libvirtError ('virDomainCreate() failed', dom=self)

libvirt.libvirtError: internal error: qemu unexpectedly closed the monitor: 2020-05-09T18:31:05.315193Z qemu-system-x86_64: -blockdev {"driver":"file","filename":"/home/tyler/Downloads/Win10_1909_English_x64.iso","node-name":"libvirt-2-storage","auto-read-only":true,"discard":"unmap"}: Could not open '/home/tyler/Downloads/Win10_1909_English_x64.iso': Permission denied

EDIT: I deleted the vm and tried starting over from scratch. This time it won't even let me create the vm due to permission errors. It may have been due to the qemu.conf or the groups i created trying to follow his guide. I'm honestly thinking about just reinstalling manjaro all together and start with a clean slate

05/10/2020 04:14:50 CEST

Save 60% on Thimbleweed Park™ on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/569860/Thimbleweed_Park/
05/10/2020 04:10:36 CEST

Save 60% on Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/252110/Lovers_in_a_Dangerous_Spacetime/
05/10/2020 04:09:56 CEST

CSGO fps drops and stutters in mid-high end machine

Hi, I play CSGO causally and I use GNU/Linux, particulary Arch, so I'm usually at the latest kernel and mesa, I'm on KDE and changing VSync settings in KWin does not change anything, my setup is

CPU : AMD Ryzen 3700x with latest microcode applied
RAM : 16 GB DDR4 3200 Mhz CL16
Screen Res : 2560 x 1080 (ultrawide 21:9)

My CSGO installation is on a SSD (Samsung SATA 850 Pro on a F2FS partition), my system is on a PCI-E 4.0 Sabrent Rocket 4.0 512 GB, and my graphical are the following, and with this settings, I usually get 200 to 250 fps (I had to lower my settings to get past 200 fps)

And my problem is this, after I join a server, there is like 10 seconds that my fps are awful, between 40 and 50 and after that goes to the usual 200 to 250, but there is always microstutters, dips of more than a 100 fps at a times (for a second or so) and after a few minutes, 10 or so, I get constant dips if I dont limit my fps (with fps_max 250), making the game not very enjoyable

So, what I tried :

- Fullscreen and borderless windowed, did not feel a difference really
- Disabling VSync on my DE (KDE + Kwin in Xorg)
- CoreCTL setting my GPU to it's max frequency when CSGO is running
- Setting my CPU governor to performance
- Rechecking the game file integrity on Steam
- Closing all apps when I'm playing (usually Chromium and Telegram Desktop are always running)
- LTS, Zen, ck, pf, lqx kernels
- Disabling multicore rendering on CSGO (this gave me a smoothest fps but below 100 fps)
- Ananicy

- Irqbalance
- Not applying microcode updates to CPU

- Steam Native / Steam Runtime (CSGO runs the same with both)

- - cl_preload 1, -freq 60, -noubershader, -threads 8, -nojoy

- Disabling Steam Overlay

- Steam Beta Client (It should not make a difference, I know)

My bios is always to date, with XMP profile activated and PBO is active with default settings, and I'm not having thermal throttle anywhere, my system is clean of dust

So, I'm weeks into this problem and I'm kinda frustrated, I tried everything I could think of (not gonna try the AMDPRO drivers, as AMDGPU is working great in my system with chromium-vaapi, vlc with vaapi, KWin in OpenGL 3.1, etc)

So, I'm the only one with this problem? Is there any magical command line option for CSGO that I missed?

You know what is the worst part? In Windows 10 it runs flawless (maybe there is why Valve never bothered to port CSGO to Source 2?)


05/10/2020 03:48:23 CEST

Any way to get FSX to run reliably?

So, I like flight Sims, FSX is great but it only has a ProtonDB rating of bronze, and people are saying that some menus don't work, and I wanna know if there's a way to get this to run well, I don't really want to dual boot, but to me, the multiplayer feature of FSX is rather important, is there a way to get a proprietary Microsoft game to run well using Proton?


05/10/2020 03:25:30 CEST

problem with g sync in Windows after installing linux for dual boot

I installed linux (KDE neon) on my laptop (HP Omen 2017) and i left Windows in there for games. Then i was using linux without switching to windows for like 3 days. After that i wanted to play something so i booted windows and launched a game. I knew right away that something was wrong because game was locked at 60fps. My display has 75Hz, so if g sync was on game would be locked at 75Hz. I went into the nvidia control panel and g sync option wasn't even there, it disappeared and in resolution options where you are picking hz there wasn't 75, only 60.

Installing linux is only thing that i did, nothing else, so it has to be the cause of the problem.

I just updated to new nvidia driver, it didn't help.

I tried to find solution by myself, but mostly what i found are only guides on how to set up g sync or guides that need you to have g sync settings in nvidia control panel, which i don't have.

05/10/2020 01:16:10 CEST

WoW classic Lutris Black screen

Hey guys, running Pop!_OS and have been playing WoW classic flawlessly through Lutris for a week. I log in today and get a black screen, music still playing and the game screen can be seen in my overlay but whenever I make it the active window the screen goes black. Any suggestions?

05/10/2020 01:15:54 CEST

Glorius software for linux?

Hello, guys i am looking forward to buy a kryboard and mouse i will probably buy Glorius. Anyway the main question is: does this software support linux?

05/10/2020 00:47:54 CEST

Wine not showing up in installed programs list?

my wine install isnt showing up in the program menu or the "open with another application" menu when trying to open an exe

However it seems to have hooked into dll's

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04

Thanks for the help :D

05/10/2020 00:31:12 CEST

We Are Trying Out PeerTube | Boiling Steam
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/we-are-trying-out-peertube/
05/09/2020 23:40:01 CEST

Seeking Advice: Budget Linux Gaming

I haven't bought my own PC since I had a Pentium 4, some 15 or so years ago. Since then I've been mainly on hand-me-down laptops. So, I figured it was time I "splashed out" on a proper new computer, but without spending a lot.

This year I've been running Linux on a decent Dell laptop with a discrete Radeon, and it actually runs much of my Steam library pretty nicely. Can even get playable* framerates on 2013 games like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex:HR (*20+ fps). I'm probably going to stick with Linux going forwards, as Wine/Proton is pretty good now.

Having done some initial research, I'm looking at a AMD Ryzen system with integrated Vega graphics for about $500. This has favourable reviews, and the iGPU ranks on par with an Nvidia GT 1030. Definitely a jump up from what I'm used to, and it will just about manage with future games I might want to play, like Far Cry 5 and Borderlands 3 (on low settings). I figure that if/when I get to the point that I feel the graphics still aren't good enough then I can add in a Radeon RX or something.

Specs: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G, some motherboard, 2x8Gb 3000Mhz DDR4, 250 Gb SSD.

Does this seem a sensible route to go down? What alternatives should I also consider?

05/09/2020 23:13:00 CEST

CS:GO questions

Hello, I'm running Debian 10 with an i5-2500 and RX 580, using the open source AMD GPU drivers. FPS in CS:GO is on par with Windows (110-200), but stutters a lot. What could be the issue? Thanks for your help!

I've also noticed that in graphically intense situations, CS on Linux performs around the same as Windows in terms of frames. However, whenever possible, such as when scoped in, looking at ground, etc. Linux goes up to 300 or more when Windows stays the same.

One more request: how might I increase digital vibrance/saturation? I used to do this in AMD Adrenalin on Windows. I'm running KDE Plasma. Thanks again :)

05/09/2020 21:59:48 CEST

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Fedora, crashes during train station explosion

Hi all

I just bought this game and I have encountered the bug at the train station where it crashes during the cut scene just after the explosion (starts cutting out and freezes after a second or so). I'm running it on Fedora (latest version) so some of the tabbing out 'fix' doesn't apply to me, so far I've tried

  1. Uninstalling all DLC
  2. Setting graphics to lowest quality
  3. Checking the installed files have downloaded properly

Can anyone think of anything else I could try?

Thanks very much

05/09/2020 21:40:51 CEST

Fury Unleashed - an excellent roguelite, it's Metal Slug and Dead Cells mixed together. Full native version out now for Linux!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/465200/Fury_Unleashed/
05/09/2020 21:16:07 CEST

SteelSeries Engine 3

I heard that others were able to get it working, any success stories to share?

05/09/2020 21:12:43 CEST

Thimbleweed Park is on sale for $8 and it supports Linux!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/569860/Thimbleweed_Park/
05/09/2020 21:06:12 CEST

alienware m15R2 on linux

hello i recently bought an alienware m15R2 and on windows it comes with there software pre installed.

The alienware control center controles the fan speed andd the rbg and other stuff i would like to know if there is a way to have that softwear run on linux or even a replacement would be fine.

i use arch linux on kde

05/09/2020 19:55:02 CEST

On Windows, I get constant FPS and no microstutter on Team Fortress 2. On Linux however

Frame drops like shit and microstutter intensifies. I'm using a GTX 1060 using latest Nvidia drivers on Manjaro KDE 20.0. No custom kernel applied, configs to TF2 applied. (Disabled shadows, capped fps at 60, mastercomfig high and extensions). What else can I do?

05/09/2020 19:29:16 CEST

Strafe Gold Edition is now available with tonnes of fixes and performance optimisations
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/442780/view/2192634790476315106
05/09/2020 19:13:33 CEST

Why Godot Over Unity or Unreal Engine?
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7BrpcboJno&t=331s
05/09/2020 18:58:58 CEST

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga running on Linux using Proton + DXVK (Disable ESync)
URL: https://youtu.be/MzL7DsEUPas
05/09/2020 18:55:16 CEST

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga running on Linux using Proton + DXVK (Disable ESync)
URL: https://youtu.be/MzL7DsEUPas
05/09/2020 18:55:05 CEST

Nvidia 440.82 on Ubuntu 20.04

Hello, As per title I'm having problems trying to update the drivers from 440.64 to 440.82 (the latest Nvidia release) on Ubuntu 20.04.

I tried the standard methods and I tried with the PPA, but my drivers are still stuck to 440.64. Is this an Ubuntu problem?

My last resort would be installing them directly from Nvidia (the . run file) but I really don't know if it can create some sort of problem later on..

Any kind of suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thanks! :)

05/09/2020 17:37:17 CEST

Skyrim. No dialogue from opening seen on. Running on PopOS and steam with Proton

Ive used Linux for years, but never for gaming. Skyrim was the first thing I downloaded because I heard it runs really well with proton. When the game starts I can hear background noise but no one speaking. I turned on subtitles and can see what theyre saying.

05/09/2020 17:23:08 CEST

Only getting 30 fps on GTA 5 with RX 5600-XT

Specs: Ryzen 5 3600X, RX 5600-XT, 16GB RAM OS: Manjaro 20 KDE Kernel: 5.6 (default) Steam Play: Proton 5.0-7

Im playing GTA on 1080p (normal settings) and getting 30 fps.

Is this normal for Linux, or is my configuration messed up?

05/09/2020 16:50:56 CEST

Logitech G13 Gaming Software XMLs to Bind Files for G13d

Hi all,

Made a small python script to convert the Logitech G13 profiles made on Windows to work with g13d (through bindfiles) and I thought I'd share. You can find it here!


My first attempt at sharing something I made with the community. Hope it helps somebody! I'm open to feedback, but please be nice. I'm no professional programmer. Be well!

05/09/2020 16:44:43 CEST

wine not recieving updates still showing version 5.0

i have heard that the latest version of wine is 5.8

when i type wine --version in the terminal it shows 5.0

i use wine stable and using pop os 20.04

how to update wine to 5.8

05/09/2020 16:27:59 CEST

Can't launch BF4 through Lutris: "Origin is not installed and is required to play your game. Please reinstall Origin."

I've installed Origin using the Lutris installer and then installed my game on Origin. I have the game launcher in my Lutris library and whenever I try to launch the game, I get this error: Error and Logs

Game: Battlefield 4.

05/09/2020 12:17:03 CEST

Please can someone Step-byStep me how to install dotnet 4.8 into my game?


I am trying to make Hades Work.

I tried to use winetricks once but I messed everything up and I have no idea what I did and it gives me an error.

I tried to copy the c/windows/NET/Framework and Framework64 folders from my VM Windows 10 into my


But It wouldn't let me copy the files from windows.. probably some administrator privilege that I don't have... So that didn't work.

Can someone help me? I can't find even one tutorial for this. Everyone assumes I know how to use the terminal, but I don't

05/09/2020 11:10:55 CEST

Why is DXVK not part of wine?

I'm rather curious why DXVK is a separate project and not part of wine itself.

Wine seeks to reimplement the windows API, and DXVK implements the DX10/11 part of those APIs.

It just seems like it would be much simpler for consumers for both to be shipped as a single package.

They also share very similar and complimentary goals, so, why are they separate projects? Are there plans for DXVK to be upstreamed?

05/09/2020 10:51:49 CEST

ARK Survival Evolved server running on the Click-Network here in Tacoma
URL: /r/Tacoma/comments/ggbkdw/ark_survival_evolved_server_running_on_the/
05/09/2020 10:33:14 CEST

Spirit of the North - Proton 5.0-7
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsS-PL92uRY
05/09/2020 10:16:31 CEST

We're looking for a new moderator


We're looking for a new moderator for /r/linux_gaming.

We're not looking for a pedantic rules-lawyer or someone who gets off on the meagre power that being a reddit mod confers.

We are looking for someone who's willing to go where the community leads and moderate in the interests of that community rather than their own ego. Someone capable of backing down when they're wrong, but also standing their ground when they're not.

The best moderation is no moderation at all.

Also someone with enough articulacy to explain their decisions to the community.

Are you this strong, humble, hardworking, lazy, articulate unicorn? If so apply below and tell us a little about yourself.

Honestly, it's not a hard job we're lucky enough to have a lovely community so it's mostly just deleting spam and the odd obviously-offensive message.

05/09/2020 09:40:09 CEST

My Ubuntu Guide to the Asus ROG GA502DU (and maybe Ryzen TUF laptops too)

I made a mostly easy to follow guide for the Asus-ROG-Zephyrus-G-GU502DU-GA502DU (and possibly TUF) Laptops . I have seen this laptop get plenty of attention in the Linux community for the past few months so I decided to work on re-doing my original guide, While my 2019 guide only goes over the GPU and WiFi setup this new guide goes over EVERYTHING needed to get this laptop in near prefect working order with only newbie level knowledge needed. Here is the guide. It took the work of many people over almost the span of a year to fix these issues and it took me many weeks to make this guide so I hope you like it. This guide goes over WiFi setup, Improved GPU setup, Thermal Throttling and fan control, Keyboard backlight, and more so if it helps you please up-vote and share with others in the community.

The guide goes over setting up the laptop and then controlling it and all of its features such as the fan controls and the keyboard backlight. I am updating this guide with as much working up-to-date information as possible so check on it often.

I hope this helps a lot. This guide If you know anything about mapping the ROG special keys and FN + F1-F12 Keys please let me know in the comments section of this post or on my tutorial.


05/09/2020 09:29:54 CEST

someday openSUSE Tumbleweed will be detected by steam
05/09/2020 09:13:20 CEST

Save 20% on Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Master on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/978520/Legend_of_Keepers_Career_of_a_Dungeon_Master/
05/09/2020 07:44:25 CEST

Csgo fps/stability has improved recently.

So I used to get about 120fps with drops to 60fps ,with a lot of stuttering about 2 months back. But when I checked now I'm getting a consistent 190-200 fps. Not sure if it was the last update of csgo with it's stability improvements or driver updates (Nvidia 950 + Manjaro). Anybody experiencing the same? Or know exactly who to thank?

05/09/2020 04:45:51 CEST

How to find steam folders?

So I'm trying to mod fallout new vegas so that it doesn't crash after the mission where you launch the gouls into space, but I can't for the life of me find the folder that contains the game, or the folder that contains my steam games. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm running mint if it helps.

05/09/2020 04:12:55 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvfU-Jw33oM&feature=share
05/09/2020 04:03:25 CEST

I need an eli5 guide to use media foundation.

I installed would Calibur VI and can't play story mode, so I went to protondb and saw it should run as good as native (some say) using something called mf-install, but I just found a very bad video on YouTube from some guy that's seems to be unable to speak. So I understand nothing.

This is why I need a good guide to use mf-install.

I have installed lutris and proton 5.0.7 Manjaro kde on Asus tuf505dy with rx560x.

05/09/2020 02:55:13 CEST

Valorant and vanguard the affect on the industry

Hey guys as we have seen running valorant on linux for the moment is impossible and it may stay that way thanks to there anticheat vanguard. The problem as I understand it is that vanguard runs on ring 0 so emulators, wine, and others can't run it. The vanguard anticheat is very intrusive and it runs constantly. There is been a backlash from the gaming community about this anticheat but can you really blame Riot Games? Cheats are becoming more and more sophisticated and a lot of them run on ring 0 to. But is it a valid reason to install a root kit on your pc? As cheats become more sophisticated other game developers might inatall similar anticheats to protect there game and that would be a bad blow for the linux gaming community what is your guys opinion on this?

05/09/2020 02:28:43 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WlByeoX9qQ&feature=share
05/09/2020 02:13:44 CEST

Improving Linux performance CIV6 [Arch not that it really matters, nvidia 2060]

Game runs like crap, 20 fps @ 1440p on the Gathering Storm Benchmark. Added the hacky GL_THREAD and NO_VSYNC options on launch but made no difference. My driver isn't super up to date (whatever is in the standard arch repos) but its the most recent major version of the driver for 2060 so I'm not racing to update it off the nvidia site.

05/09/2020 02:07:45 CEST

WS11WineCX64Bit19.01 on catalina

Hello, I am trying to download star wars the old republic using wine. It starts off ok looking like it is working and launches the game, but upon closing, it will not reopen the game. I can't quit out because the application does not appear, yet the mac appears to believes it is running. What can I do to remedy this?

05/09/2020 01:59:25 CEST

freeage repository removed after discussion on how to handle original data content
URL: https://github.com/puzzlepaint/freeage/issues/24
05/09/2020 01:55:23 CEST

Just a little request , but we need distro flairs here like r/linux

Come'on mods , it's an 11 years old sub.

How can we feel satisfied without distro wars and vivid logos beside our usernames ?!

05/09/2020 01:21:50 CEST

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

I want to switch to linux and i just want to ask some questions if any one wants to awser them...

can u play Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Unturned, FiveM/GTA V and can you use discord on linux?

05/09/2020 00:52:35 CEST

EA's Origin locks Wine up periodically every second, affecting the running games

Hi, I'm having a weird issue with EA's Origin. It keeps locking up periodically, like every second. If it was just Origin, I could live with that, but then whatever runs within that same wineprefix lags as well. So when I play e.g. Mass Effect, it keeps locking up along with Origin.

For Mass Effect 1 and 2, I was able to work that around by using a No-CD patch that would allow me to play without Origin, avoiding this issue. But now I want to play Mass Effect 3, including the multiplayer and that would require Origin to be running.

Occasionally, Origin would start without the stutter and play fine for the whole session but I was never able to pinpoint the circumstances under which it worked well. Also right after I would restart Origin, it would go back to its stuttering.

As far as I could tell, the terminal output yields no useful info.

I'm running latest Manjaro testing with KDE Plasma. I use Lutris and I've tried multiple versions of Wine (including the system one, without Lutris patches).

Has anyone run into a similar problem?

05/08/2020 23:19:19 CEST

Help GTA 5 Rockstar Launcher

When I launch GTA 5 over R* Games Launcher it says "ERR_NO_LAUNCHER" "Launch GTA V using Rockstar Games Launcher". How to fix this????

05/08/2020 22:59:10 CEST

Wine 5.8 Released

The Wine development release 5.8 is now available.




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


- Support for Plug & Play device notifications.

- More support for building with Clang in MSVC mode.

- Still more progress on the WineD3D Vulkan backend.

- Initial implementation of a GIF encoder.

- Vulkan spec update.

- Various bug fixes.


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


http://www.winehq.org/git for details.


Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

See the file AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.



Bugs fixed in 5.8 (total 44):


17233 Zanzarah game opens a black fullscreen window and then crashes (needs support for IDirectDraw7::EnumSurfaces 'DDENUMSURFACES_CANBECREATED') 32337 ABBYY FineReader 11 trial version crashes when trying to activate the production (RichEdit control incorrectly returns failure for EM_SETREADONLY) 34495 Total War: Shogun 2 (Steam): character models are fixed sideways with NVIDIA drivers 37388 GTA IV fails to launch (using XLiveLess) 38495 Origin crashes when launching a game 39534 Bad Mojo Redux crashes on start (ddraw1_vtbl and ddraw_surface1_vtbl need to be writable) 39649 Anno 1701 doesn't show images in ANNOpedia when anti-aliasing enabled 40311 Processing of 'DeviceIoControl' calls doesn't corresponds to specification 40820 Karaoke DVD Burner v1.0 crashes when attempting to 'Create and Burn' (missing 'CLSID_FileWriter', clsid '{8596E5F0-0DA5-11d0-BD21-00A0C911CE86}') 40894 Warcraft 3: Crash on starting the game 42313 64-bit Process Hacker 2.39.124 crashes when attempting to inspect any process 42326 Darsksiders Warmastered Edition crashes on startup 42555 Units are invisible in Shogun: Total War battle map 43454 Multiple installers and applications crash on unhandled exception 0x000006ba inside NdrAsyncClientCall (ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional) 43765 RSpec-Explorer windows are sometimes unresponsive to keyboard and mouse input 44216 The 4Th coming crashes 45377 StreetFighter V Arcade Edition (Steam) custom protection scheme requires pids/tids to be multiples of four 45774 Multiple games and applications show black screen or have broken user interface rendering (Ragnarok Online kRO, Microsoft Expression Design 4) 45839 Qt 5.8 SDK installer needs 'IFileSystem.MoveFile' method implementation for maintenance tool creation step 46377 The Bat!: weird behaviour of program icon on the KDE taskbar 46949 DDraw games using older windowed mode wrappers such as DirectX Windower Embedded v2.3/D3D Windower v1.x crash (ddraw_palette_vtbl and ddraw_surface{1,2,3,4,7}_vtbl need to be writable) 47621 Command link buttons in task dialog are displayed in wrong style 47623 Acronis Disk Director 12 installer fails in 'MsiFltSrvInstall64' custom action (Acronis Storage Filter Management Driver 'fltsrv.sys') 47690 Notepad++ shows no ligatures for Fira Code font, when used with DirectWrite backend 47999 Gif pictures stored in PE files are not loaded into HTML web pages via Res protocol 48308 KERNEL32.dll.SetEnvironmentStringsW function needed for GoG Galaxy 2 beta 48586 d3d tests broke on cw-gtx560-64 due to recent user32/tests changes 48738 cmd.exe crashes when running certain batch files 48857 Tokyo Xanadu eX+: game crashes when trying to play videos with builtin quartz 48920 Can't quit Legends of Runeterra by closing virtual desktop window (stack overflow) (5.6 regression) 48927 Heap buffer underflow in TiffFrameDecode_ReadTile when decoding 1x1 4bpp RGBA image 48984 Riot Vanguard (Riot Games) 'vgk.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.{vswprintf_s,swprintf_s} 48985 Riot Vanguard (Riot Games) 'vgk.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ZwFlushBuffersFile 48987 Riot Vanguard (Riot Games) 'vgk.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.{wcscat_s,wcscpy_s} 49005 Listview header occasionally fails to redraw when list is scrolled vertically 49011 Multiple games and applications cause wineserver crash in Wine 5.7 49034 Enlarge list width in font selection dialog 49043 iLok License Manager daemon 'LDSvc.exe' crashes on startup (PACE copy protection spuriously fails to get/set thread context of newly created threads) 49064 Riot Vanguard (Riot Games) v0.3.3 'vgk.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.RtlDuplicateUnicodeString 49068 'Access violation in riched20.dll' with certain GOG.com installers 49086 Blindwrite 7.0 'ezplay.sys' crashes in driver entry point 49087 Blindwrite 7.0 'ezplay.sys' needs ntoskrnl.exe.RtlCopyMemoryNonTemporal 49088 Acronis Storage Filter Management Driver 'fltsrv.sys' crashes on unimplemented function 'ntoskrnl.exe.IoIs32bitProcess' 49090 The Witcher: Enhanced Edition: tooltips, object descriptions are wrongly displayed

05/08/2020 22:28:59 CEST

Doombringer is quite a fun Doom 2 themed DarkPlaces engine based open-source arena FPS
URL: http://www.doombringer.eu/
05/08/2020 20:41:50 CEST


Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but does anyone know about the state of this project? I took a look at it and got everything compiled with some effort, but I have no idea on how to get it to work (if it even works in the first place), since it's barely documented.

05/08/2020 20:01:01 CEST

Getting my Valve Index to run flawlessly on Linux with i3
URL: https://gist.github.com/WebFreak001/f8d5852c795e3b5b1fddfc1911e6babb
05/08/2020 19:49:14 CEST

Can I install a windows version of a native game in Lutris?

It's due to some stuff that the windows version has that I need.

05/08/2020 19:14:05 CEST

xrdesktop 0.14 with OpenXR support is here!
URL: https://www.collabora.com/news-and-blog/news-and-events/xrdesktop-014-with-openxr-support-released.html
05/08/2020 17:18:44 CEST

Odd request: Simple games for a person on PurblePairs, FreeCells and Mahjong level

Please advice on simple single player games that are easy, have no time limit and do not require fast reaction. For any Linux distribution.

Thank you.

05/08/2020 17:00:28 CEST

Portable Windows Games on Linux

Hello everybody.

Okay, following situation!
I wanted to switch to Linux soon.

What I've read about WINE so far its supposed to make problems quite a bit when installing Windows games.

Every time I watch a Gameplay video on YouTube in the past (were talking about 5 year old videos, cause thats the last time i looked it up), where someone is playing a newer game that has both Windows and Linux Ports, it was always the Linux version (of course, why should he using the Windows Version over the Linux Version when hes on a Linux OS?). So of course the videos doesn't really helped me.

Nowadays i found more and more Videos that shows current PC Games on Linux via WINE or Proton and they running beautiful.

I own many games from GOG in a self made portable format, which means that I no longer have to install them (im using some Autohotkey scripts to do this). When watching tutorial videos (again, im talking from a 2015 standpoint) the User always gave up immediately when a game did not work because of a failed installation process.
But what about portable format games like i have that don't need any Installation in the first place?

Has anyone happened to have any experience there?
Many thanks for the help.

05/08/2020 16:58:32 CEST

[PSA] Scrap Mechanic broken after the latest update

After the survival update the game is unplayable.

05/08/2020 16:27:27 CEST

Now out in the wild with day one Linux support on GOG: Tonight We Riot!
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/tonight_we_riot
05/08/2020 16:11:21 CEST

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars running on Linux using Proton (5.0) out of the box (Whitelisted for 3.16)
URL: https://youtu.be/rdIiZWs5-RE
05/08/2020 16:06:30 CEST

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars running on Linux using Proton (5.0) out of the box (Whitelisted for 3.16)
URL: https://youtu.be/rdIiZWs5-RE
05/08/2020 16:06:17 CEST

PocketCars: Early Access Impressions on Linux
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/pocketcars-early-access-impressions/
05/08/2020 16:06:09 CEST

People Critical of Proton's Effect on the Amount of Linux Ports, why would Proton be worse than the "ports" we got that were just wine wrappers?

Developers with the capacity to produce high quality native ports don't have any reason to stop because they already have the technology and the know-how. I would hazard a guess that most developers who decided not to port were those who gave us a half-assed wine wrapper or other low quality port, and there are already many games that run better in proton than our "native" "port."

05/08/2020 15:56:08 CEST

How bad is NVidia?

How bad is the NVidia situation about the GPUs? I have an NVidia GPU (GTX 750 Ti) and my friends tell me to wait and buy an AMD GPU...

05/08/2020 14:55:13 CEST

Go on a free and slightly disturbing journey as an egg cell in Swallow the Sea
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/go-on-a-free-and-slightly-disturbing-journey-as-an-egg-cell-in-swallow-the-sea.16618/page=1#r180461
05/08/2020 14:29:12 CEST

PDP Afterglow with Stadia


i want to play on Chrome with Stadia, my OS is Linux Mint i can not play with my Controller. The controller ist detected at the system and also at chrome, therefore i use this link https://html5gamepad.com/. but at r/Stadia/ I dont see him. With Win 10 i can use it oh my other PC. Did anybody have an idea? Did i do something wrong? i haved tried it with xpad and without. Link to my system: https://termbin.com/77ua

05/08/2020 14:28:47 CEST

PSA: Premium version of KeeperRL is still available for free as a stand alone download


It is a zip file that is ~150MB, contains the Linux 32, Linux 64, OSX, and Windows versions of the game. This is the premium version of the game that you can buy on Steam, the only difference being that some of the online functionality like level sharing does not work and of course no Steamworks or Steam Cloud.

The game is essentially a Dwarf Fortress clone, a very good one. I played through the tutorial. The interface though not quite perfect is very good. Fairly intuitive and mouse driven unlike Dwarf Fortress. This premium version has a beautiful tileset and a very nice soundtrack to go with it. I am so stoked I found this, had to let the reddit krew know. Stay safe, play games, much love, I am going to dive in and learn more KeeperRL all weekend.

05/08/2020 14:18:38 CEST

MANGOHUD For Windows 10

Just a quick question, I use MangoHUD for my Vulkan Overlay to show GPU, CPU, RAM usage etc, is it possible to use it on Windows as well?

Or failing that, what would be the best alternative on Windows, I'm looking to do some direct comparison performance of games playing on Windows and Linux.


05/08/2020 13:52:17 CEST

Hack, Slash, Loot - Linux version added
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/207430/view/2188131190849324183
05/08/2020 13:49:22 CEST

GPU passthrough with dual monitors

I'm still new to Linux and KVM so I still dont know how everything exactly works, but I want to check if the setup i wanna use will work as my brain think it will work.

Basically I'm planning on getting a new PC with better components and stuff and I thought about switching fully to linux and using a Windows 10 VM just for gaming. Thats totally fine and already done a thousand times so Im sorry if this is an already repeated question.

So, Ill be reusing my old GPU along with the new one to do this. Basically, one of my monitors will be hooked up to the old GPU and the other monitor to the new GPU, so when Im just running linux normally without the VM powered on i should have dual monitors just fine.

And, when I turn on my VM, as far as I know, I would be giving it a pci-e passthrough and complete control of my new GPU, making it so now one of the monitors will display Windows 10 as if it was a bare metal machine instead of window, and the other monitor would still display linux (so i can use both at the same time), right?

I am not sure if it would run like that or if i would run into problems, thanks in advance

05/08/2020 12:31:07 CEST

[DEAL] Neon Drive (1,49€ / $1.49 at -85% 'lowest ever') until 9ᵗʰ May 2020, 15:00 UTC
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/433910/Neon_Drive/
05/08/2020 12:19:25 CEST

Soldak Entertainment formally announce Drox Operative 2, a starship action RPG
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/soldak-entertainment-formally-announce-drox-operative-2-a-starship-action-rpg.16615
05/08/2020 11:45:25 CEST

Need help with games on Epic Games Launcher

I recently switched from windows and I have some games on the Epic Games Launcher. Is there any way for me to play them or do I have to buy them again ( they're actually free so I'd be buying them for the first time but that's besides the point )

05/08/2020 08:44:16 CEST

Looking for some online co-op for 9+ players.

Currently, my local gaming group is now online. We've been playing a lot of stuff like Xonotic, Red Eclipse 2 (Steam), Destiny 2 (Stadia), UT2K4 - Invasion Mode and Fantasy Strike (Steam). Some of us have even played some Mother Russia Bleeds and SOR4 with Parsec from a friendly Windows server we have access to but that is not everyone's cup of tea.

We are all on various distros. We are looking for something that we can play together and fight CPU baddies.

Right now Destiny 2 and UT2k4 seem to be the favorites but would like to about more titles.

  • FPS
  • Third Person Action

genres would be ideal

05/08/2020 07:40:40 CEST

Walk down the memory lane with Diablo 1 perfectly reverse-engineered with devilutionX engine on OpenPOWER-certified Raptor Blackbird system running Fedora 32 (PowerPC64 LE variant). It's great to see lots of love in the community to support the OpenPOWER gaming.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voVUNkfmZcw
05/08/2020 06:17:53 CEST

How big of a boost to market share are we expecting once Anticheat is added

I'm talking EAC and BattlEye so PUBG, R6S, Rust, maybe APEX Legends (idk what anti cheat that uses and if its even on steam I don't play it) etc can all be played on Linux as most singleplayer games work well (iirc doom eternal works great, rdr2 bad rn tho)

05/08/2020 06:03:43 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHcwQ5zm1hs&feature=share
05/08/2020 05:59:12 CEST

Computer freezing while playing

Hi everyone, I just installed Pop Os but it keeps freezing while I play, first it happened when trying to play Ark, and then when trying to play League of legends, I understand when Ark crashes all the time because I don't have a dedicated GPU, but I don't think is normal for the whole system to get frozen to the point where I have to turn off the computer using the power button, also, League of legends should be easy to run. I love Linux buy because of this I am getting sick of it.


CPU: Ryzen 3 3200g (no overclock) RAM: 16gb dual channel 3200mhz SSD: 256gb (where the 2 games are) HDD: 2tb (video library)

This should be enough to at least run league of legends.

05/08/2020 05:11:27 CEST

Looking to play Minecraft in split screen local co-op. Any pointers?

I've seen some tutorials for Windows. Are any Linux gamers playing it this way? I have the vanilla Java version working fine on Manjaro, but would like to attempt split-screen local co-op.

05/08/2020 02:49:47 CEST

Could something like Vanguard exist on Linux? (Curious)

Hello everyone!

The title says most of what I would like to ask. Since I had some experience with gaming on Linux and with a few distributions as well, it got my wheels turning. Since Linux operates in a microkernel fashion and Vanguard uses ring 0 on Win, would there be any way to make a similar protection system on Linux, so that the user would he unable to tamper with the game? I'm just curious, since I know some about Linux, but not this much.

Thanks in advance!

05/08/2020 00:35:51 CEST

That's My Medicine! | Hereby I promise I will port my games to Linux whenever possible!
URL: https://devdunk.itch.io/thats-my-medicine
05/08/2020 00:35:00 CEST

Scrap Mechanic Survival.

Has anyone tried this game, and got it to work? Looked at protondb site and most of them seem to have gotten it to work. It starts for me but crashes when loading into world.

05/08/2020 00:03:49 CEST

Cossacks 3 Manjaro Issues

Has anyone had any luck with Cossacks 3 on Linux? I'm using Manjaro, and when I started, kept crashing on startup. I use Nvidia drivers, but i tried this container idea (https://steamcommunity.com/app/333420/discussions/1/1458454827731530099/#c2217311444339672379) and that didn't work either.

05/07/2020 23:38:19 CEST

Why are my GOG games corrupted?

I have been downloading games from my GOG library and testing them in PlayOnLinux/Wine

The installer will error and halt or the file-integrity-check will say the file are corrupted. Sometimes all of them are corrupted.

Its so strange because I've been downloading and installing games in PlayOnLinux/Wine for years and have never seen this problem until now.

Has this happened to anyone else?

  • Wine versions: 4.0 64-bit 5.0 64-bit
  • PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
  • Games: Phoning Home, HellBlade
05/07/2020 23:11:33 CEST

Humble Asmodee Digital Play With Friends Bundle (pay what you want and help charity) and with some OK Linux support
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/asmodee-play-with-friends
05/07/2020 22:16:53 CEST

Candle 90% off, €1.49, on Humble
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/candle
05/07/2020 21:36:12 CEST

Terraria broken font(arch-linux)

Hello, I've installed steam on my linux device and to my understanding it comes with "emulator" proton. I've installed terraria and i can run the game and play it but the text is broken. Wherther it's loading screen, char creation or in world. I've installed opengl drivers, reinstalled them, reinstalled steam/terraria. Nothing helps.

Here is screenshot of the problem:

Imgur Link!

05/07/2020 20:57:17 CEST

Okay, so, I'd like to ask what is Lutris? (lutris.net)

(I'm sorry, I'm quite new to linux, and all)

So, I just want to know what is Lutris??? I still don't understand? This might just be a dumb question but yea

05/07/2020 20:48:51 CEST

URL: http://civtest.org/
05/07/2020 20:36:42 CEST

i cant get wine on android running

hello, i tried to install newest version of wine to my android device, asus zenpad 10 (z300c, android 5.0, intel cpu) but it keeps crashing on start up.

here is log from logcat:


05/07/2020 19:40:57 CEST

program error with wien preloader

so i was opening up a game but when it got to the title screen it froze and the wine preloader popped up in my dock, when i right clicked on it all it said was program error. any help on how to solve this is greatly appreciated

05/07/2020 19:32:48 CEST

Version 1.6.0 of PCSX2, the leading PlayStation2 console emulator, has just been released.
URL: https://pcsx2.net/293-pcsx2-1-6-0-is-out.html
05/07/2020 18:52:58 CEST

We are BumbleBear Games, creators of the 10-player arcade game Killer Queen. AMA (x-post from /r/IAmA)
05/07/2020 18:05:56 CEST

Tekken 7 Players: Make sure to force Proton 5.0-7

I play a lot on PS4 setups offline normally. Because of COVID, I've been playing exclusively at home on Linux.

I started going bonkers as I seemingly could not hit things that are frame perfect or have tight input windows consistently. I could not Taunt B+4 as Bryan anymore, correctly block punish, or break throws consistently.

It turns out, the official Valve-reccomended Proton version (3.16-9) for Tekken 7 doesn't seem to properly implement the frame pacing that Tekken 7/UE4 uses (at least on AMD GPU's, I use a RX 590), causing the input buffer that the game uses to become completely inconsistent even though the image looks fine.

5.0-7 seems to fix this and I do not have any input issues in practice or online with VSYNC enabled (to make the input lag match the PS4 version as closely as possible).

Just thought I'd post this here in-case there's anyone else who plays on PS4 offline in tournaments looking to match the experience they have offline on console.

05/07/2020 17:53:42 CEST

Skyrim poor performing and issues with Wine

Disclaimer: I couldn't be more noob at Linux/Ubuntu

Hi fellow free gamers! I recently acquired a non-Steam copy of Skyrim (hate that company) that unfortunately is Windows-native. I googled up a bit and found in the UESP that Lutris offers an easy way to configure .exes into a Wine overlay. I installed the game, set it up in its very own directory and configured it via Lutris (by Add Game > setting up the runner as Wine > setting the exe path etc). At first I had to run SkyrimSE.exe because running the launcher straight would bring up some .ini errors, which caused me terrible performance issues to the point where my whole computer freezed several times before getting to Helgen.

Then I restarted, changed the path to the Launcher one and it configured "properly" my graphical settings (at the most low possible).

Thing is, I still have some issues. I've seen several posts complaining about audio lines, so far until Dragonsreach this hasn't been my case but I feel certain jaggerness when it comes to general gameplay. I don't know what the issue could be nor if it is a plain fps (hence performance) trouble or is it some configuration that I'm not able to do properly (you know, those DVKX and other graphical stuff things). The cherry on top is that I'm not able to see how many FPS does my game have. I tried this, particularly options 4 & 5 since in Lutris I have the "Use DXVK" case checked so I thought that would've work, tho in console I come up with the error:

wine client error:0: version mismatch 598/595.

Your wine binary was not upgraded correctly,

or you have an older one somewhere in your PATH.

Or maybe the wrong wineserver is still running?

Any help? Thank you lads

05/07/2020 17:50:15 CEST

Prototype 2 running on Linux using Wine, DXVK and Lutris. (Requires the same fix as the first part to run properly)
URL: https://youtu.be/lAeskk_JGMQ
05/07/2020 16:49:41 CEST

Prototype 2 running on Linux using Wine, DXVK and Lutris. (Requires the same fix as the first part to run properly)
URL: https://youtu.be/lAeskk_JGMQ
05/07/2020 16:49:26 CEST

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 + Ryzen 3 3300X Offering Great Budget Linux CPU Performance Review
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-ryzen-313&num=1
05/07/2020 16:45:02 CEST

ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DD Manjaro 20 Install Guide (Working Wi-Fi and touchpad)

The other day I was very bored and decided to install a Linux distro on my laptop since Windows 10 became very slow for me after the latest updates. Unfortunately, I found out that this isnt the easiest process. After comparing and trying some distros, I decided that Manjaro is the one I want to install.

This is the procedure needed in order to get Manjaro 20 fully working on ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DD with Ryzen 5 3550H and GTX 1050 3GB Max-Q. For this, you will need some things:

  • 4GB USB Stick
  • A simple USB mouse of some sort (I used my Logitech G502, but really, anything works here)
  • Wired internet connection or USB tethering through your smartphone

After you got these, youre good to go!

  • Update the BIOS to its latest version. In my case I used v308, but v310 is available on ASUS Support page;
  • Inside the BIOS, make sure that Secure Boot is disabled;
  • Install Manjaro 20 using the USB Stick with any port, not just 2.0;
  • After installation is complete install the software you wish to use from the Manjaro Hello Wizard.

After this, we have to get the Realtek RTL8821ce Drivers up and running and that was a hell of a process. In my case I had to get the latest kernel headers before anything. To do that, I used the command:

sudo pacman -S $(pacman -Qsq "^linux" | grep "^linux[0-9]*[-rt]*$" | awk '{print $1"-headers"}' ORS=' ')

After this, I could go on and install the Realtek RTL8821ce drivers. Follow these steps:

  • Open the Terminal and write this one down:

$ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/*package\_name*.git

  • After thats finished, proceed using this line:

$ cd package_name

  • To install the actual driver, use this command:

$ makepkg -si

If you followed through, now you should reboot the laptop and youll find out that you have Wi-Fi, but the touchpad is borked. At least for me, thats what happened. Now it is the perfect time to use the mouse I mentioned earlier. Go to Terminal and enter this command:

sudo pacman -Sy xf86-input-synaptics

Reboot the laptop and youre all set :D Now youve got the Wi-Fi and the touchpad working! This was the biggest headache for me on Manjaro so far. Aside from that, its the fastest distro Ive used so far. Pop!_OS 20.04 was a mess for me on the graphics side and I would get constant artifacts and had a driver issue. Ubuntu 20.04 was very slow for some reason and I dont really like it anyway.

05/07/2020 16:17:49 CEST

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyxuXLkYhMY&feature=share
05/07/2020 15:20:13 CEST

No option for FreeSync in xrandr

Following the AMD guide here: https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/gpu-754

There's no option for freesync or variable refresh rate. There is "vrr_capable" which shows as on, and "TearFree" (not same as freesync) which I've turned on, but I really want to enable freesync to play some demanding games.

Running PopOS (Ubuntu) 20.04, with a Vega 56 and kisak ppa for Mesa drivers

05/07/2020 15:20:04 CEST

The End of the Sun - a Slavic - themed adventure up on Kickstarter with Linux support promised
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endofsun/the-end-of-the-sun
05/07/2020 14:55:00 CEST

Best theme/environment for gaming

Whats the best performance wise for gaming on Linux Gnome, KDE, etc?

05/07/2020 12:38:39 CEST

install ace-viop tool

how i can install and use ace-viop(kali linux tool) on ubuntu?

05/07/2020 11:40:44 CEST

Epic city-state simulator 'Songs of Syx' fully funded and coming to Linux (build already up on itch)
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/epic-city-state-simulator-songs-of-syx-fully-funded-and-coming-to-linux.16599
05/07/2020 11:09:24 CEST

Mesa 20.1-RC2 Released For Vetting This Set Of Open-Source OpenGL / Vulkan Drivers
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-20.1-RC2-Released
05/07/2020 10:28:44 CEST

Has there been any update on Proton EAC support?

There are tons of games whitch sould work with Proton but the EAC doesn't let them even start. Any news about the EAC support?

05/07/2020 09:50:38 CEST

[Lutris]Can't get games to install properly on External drive

I'm new to Linux so i'm not so sure what I'm doing wrong. I have an external drive that I have mounted to use for more storage. Steam games install flawlessly on it, however whenever I install a game from Lutris, it doesn't work, it just says "file is not found". So I tried installing it on the main drive and it worked fine. Am I doing something wrong? Pls don't roast me :/

05/07/2020 09:45:55 CEST

How come that there is often many flame wars in Linux (gaming) community?

Just to name a few:

1: AMD's users hatred on the nvidias binary blob.

2: Some of Waylands fanbase that is angry if people still use Xorg.

3: etc

05/07/2020 09:32:47 CEST

In the most roundabout way possible, I have a (somewhat) working method of playing Destiny 2 on Linux, kinda.

Long story short: Android VM running GeForce now with native steam remote play.

The android VM I used was genymotion, set up a custom tablet with 2 gb ram and android 8. Installed android Oreo arm translator then the latest GeForce now apk.

I made a simple script to use adb to send a keyevent every 60 seconds to keep the GeForce now session from idling and timing out. I chose a key that wasnt bound in game, but this isnt really ideal and I need to test more with sending touch and other events, but it works.

So, you start up the android VM, launch GeForce now, login, select destiny 2, login to you steam account, and destiny 2 will launch on the android VM. This is nice and all, but i cant figure out how to control it well with the mouse, cant connect a controller and the visual quality isnt too great, but again, it works.

Basically when you launch the GeForce now destiny 2, it creates some VM on a blade on some server using the steam account you logged in with. If you are running two copies of steam at the same time, you can stream or connect to one. So when you start destiny 2 on the android VM, your native Linux steam will show destiny 2s options changed from install to stream or connect.

Now this is the tricky part. The steam remote likes to freeze at the load screen. All the audio is still streamed though. I can click connect, stream, stop, etc over and over and eventually it works. I havent pinned it down yet, but it seems to work when I can somehow manage to get the destiny 2 window to minimize in the android VM. Ive tried quickly minimizing big picture mode in the VM, poking around in steam to possibly delay the launch, click connect and stream and stop and various points during launch. Honestly it seems random.

But when it works, it works. 60 FPS Destiny 2 kinda running on my linux machine. Super stable, if theres any input lag it isnt noticeable to me. The graphics quality has gone down a couple of times in the 6 hours I played, but its brief and not frequent. I signed up for the 90 day free trial while doing all this testing, and if the annoying point and click adventure with steam native remote play would get sorted out, I will probably end up keeping it.


This YouTube video was the starting point for this whole ordeal so I wanna shout it out.

05/07/2020 09:32:07 CEST

Steam - Indie MEGABOOTH Going Away (for now) Sale
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/indiemegabooth
05/07/2020 09:22:58 CEST

Is there a way to stop Mac from going into sleep mode while using a wireless controller on WINE?

I'm playing a game (Assassins Creed) through WINE and I'm using a PS4 controller. When I use my keyboard, the Mac detects activity and it runs without going into sleep mode. My guess is that when my controller is plugged in, it doesn't detect activity (by way of keyboard/trackpad) and goes into sleep mode.

I've tried tuning the energy saver menu to never let the Mac sleep but no dice. Even if I put the settings to "never", it still falls asleep. These are the settings I tried:

  • System Preferences > Energy Saver > Battery > slide to never turn display off + unchecked put hard disks to sleep when possible
  • System Preferences > Energy Saver > Power Adapter > slide to never turn display off + checked prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off

This is frustrating as I can't even focus on the game without rushing to press the keyboard/trackpad every few minutes so my screen won't shut off.

Any suggestions? I posted this in the Mac forum but I just wanted to check if this happens to anyone else; I've found that when I'm playing "official" Mac games, the wireless controller is fine but as soon as I use WINE, it's treated like I'm not playing at all.

05/07/2020 08:37:27 CEST

I'm in the early stages of game design and want to provide linux support. Is using unreal engine 4 sacrilege?
05/07/2020 08:32:56 CEST

di sản văn hoá thế giới cố đô huế - sau bức tường thành đại nội huế | Ke...
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VugLy9CQaFM&feature=share
05/07/2020 06:17:50 CEST

Proton Doom Eternal Save Game Location

Hey All,

I just bought doom eternal. I was previously using an illegitimate version in windows and I know that the save game location is here:

C:\users\username\Save Games\id Software\DoomEternal\savegame\

I found out how to convert my savefile data to match my new unique ID, but that is where my problem is. I can find everything but the unique ID... and I have launched the game in Linux several times and created a save file, but no file is ever generated.

This is where I'm looking:

/home/username/Games and Data/Games/Steam_Linux/steamapps/compatdata/782330/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/Saved Games/id Software/DOOMEternal/base/

In fact, I've tried searching my entire home directory and come up empty handed.

I tried turning off cloud saves and doing the same thing and still no dice. Where are the save files?

05/07/2020 05:53:49 CEST

Linux Android emulator with Controller support?

Hello! I recently switched to Linux and was wondering if there was a way to play android games with an Xbox controller through the use of an emulator. The two emulators I've tried are Genymotion and Anbox but neither seem to work unless I'm missing something. Another idea I had was finding an emulator / VM that supported Bluetooth somehow which would allow me to connect a controller like you would on any other android. Any suggestions?

05/07/2020 05:21:51 CEST

Please help. On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and just got steam, bought age of mythology but cant run. I have Proton. Can anyone help me pinpoint what the problem is?
URL: https://v.redd.it/q3o1qtbz79x41
05/07/2020 04:34:19 CEST

Planning to play Sekiro on Linux. Will it have better performance than on PC?

I have a good enough pc to play Sekiro on, but due to the many background programs on Windows, my CPU usage is always 100%. Since Linux perform better on low end of, I wonder if playing sekiro there will be better?

05/07/2020 03:55:04 CEST

Is it possible to use PRIME render offload with two Nvidia dGPU's?

As the title says. I'm wondering if you can use PRIME with two dGPU's, not one dGPU and an iGPU. My PC is running a GTX960 and a GTX1070 and I've been trying to get PRIME to work with them, but when I try to use PRIME with an application like glxinfo it either ignores my 1070 and just uses my 960, or I get this error:

XIO:  fatal IO error 17 (File exists) on X server ":0"
      after 52 requests (52 known processed) with 6 events remaining.
XIO:  fatal IO error 17 (File exists) on X server ":0"
      after 52 requests (52 known processed) with 6 events remaining.

If anyone has managed to create a setup like this or knows what the error means, I would highly appreciate any help given.

05/07/2020 03:41:19 CEST

ALPHACORD Weekly Wild Hearthstone Tournament #4 (NA)

Open invitation for every Wild Hearthstone player to be a part of Alphacord Tournament #4 (NA) and a chance to win 15 AoO packs!

NA Accounts | 4 Open Decklists/Classes | 1 Ban | Bo5 | Live on Discord & Twitch May 9 & 10 @ ~2PM CST / 9PM CEST


05/07/2020 02:54:51 CEST

Cities: Skylines suddenly stopped working

Well, title says it all, I've been running Cities: Skylines on Arch Linux under Proton for a while now and today it just decided it didn't want to launch anymore.

Basically when I click the "Play" button, it launches the preparing screen, then that closes and Steam says the game is running, but no matter how long I leave it there the launcher never pops up.

When I run a ps -a | grep exe I get this output:

51573 ?        00:02:45 services.exe
51577 ?        00:00:00 plugplay.exe
51584 ?        00:00:02 winedevice.exe
51600 ?        00:00:00 winedevice.exe

Steam is not able to "Stop" the game, or any of those processes and I have to both forcibly close Steam AND services.exe for this nonsense to stop.

I tried different versions of Proton, to no avail, and to be honest I'm lost as to what I could do, since this literally happened overnight.

I would really really appreciate any insights or debug ideas. If you need any system info you just tell me and I'll post it. Anyway, thank you all in advance!


Proton: 1588276332 proton-5.0-7
SteamGameId: 255710
Command: ['/home/famellad/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Cities_Skylines/dowser.exe']
Options: {'forcelgadd'}
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/famellad/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.

Relevant Steam console output.

P.S.: I know it says something about gameoverlayrenderer.so, this error was there before when it was working, it also says right there it's being ignored, and also I have tried disabling the overlay, with no success. (In fact I get this error either way)

05/07/2020 02:06:48 CEST

Adventure Slavic story based game The End of the Sun NOW on KICKSTARTER! For LINUX!
URL: https://youtu.be/MghW9tQXaiM
05/07/2020 01:59:23 CEST

Adventure Slavic story based game The End of the Sun NOW on KICKSTARTER! For LINUX!
05/07/2020 01:51:27 CEST

Adventure Slavic story based game The End of the Sun NOW on KICKSTARTER! For LINUX!
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endofsun/the-end-of-the-sun/comments
05/07/2020 01:46:17 CEST

As a gamer and light-productivity pc user, why should i move to linux

i been reading, trying to see a reason for me to switch to linux, an so far the most repeated reasons have been:

1) customization

2) that its free

3) security

4) that it should perform better on older computers and laptops

i decided to try Pop OS in a bootable USB, and after a few hours my toughts on these point would be:

1) i dont really care about customizing my computer that much, my personal taste is to have a computer that works, flashy bits be damned.

2) An unactivated windows 10 is also free, and so far free of serious drawbacks.

3) in all my life i have never encountered a virus more serious than an add malware program, and due to a combination of where i live (south america) and my internet acitivity, online security is not really a concern for me.

4) im in the process of updating my pc to current gaming standards, i expect that in the next 2 months it will be ready, so performance will also not be a concern.

dont get me wrong, Pop OS was a nice system to use, confortable and simple, but after an entire life of using windows systems, ease of use is not really a problem anymore, and linux just has so many drawbacks in my view, compatibility problems with a wide variety of windows based software, only partial game support and availability, problems when trying to update drivers, the simple diference in use that would demand i spend a considerable amount of time reajusting to a new OS, no matter how simple it can be, the comparable simplicity of installing pretty much anything on windows vs. the process of installing on linux and checking that everything is compatible.

so i guess my question is, is there an incentive for me to switch to linux? i feel that only person that would use linux for gaming would be the person that is already using linux for everything else, that use a linux-based OS as their "daily driver" OS, but i cant see a good reason for a windows-based gamer to make the jump.

05/07/2020 01:27:12 CEST

Good alternatives to Radmin VPN for LAN play?

Looking to get into Linux at some point, building a system and planning on setting some things up, for remote LAN play is there any alternatives to Radmin? The games this would be most useful for are games like Warcraft 3 or Quake III Arena, Radmin itself doesn't look like it's on Linux, though I'm unsure if it runs under Wine. I know of Parsec but I'm unsure how it compares to this.

05/07/2020 01:10:06 CEST

Launch a single exe with cuda support

Hi there,

I think I could be at the right place to ask for this :

I have a single executable file for windows (.exe) which does a lot of calculations (the software is rainbowcrack). The website of the soft states that if run on windows, cuda is used to accelerate calculations. As I use a linux desktop, with nvidia proprietary drivers and cuda installed, I guess wine could help me with that ?

Does anyone know how I can run my program with cuda support on linux with wine ? I run manjaro linux, installed the cuda drivers, they work well (the CUDA-Z software works and display data about my rtx2060).

Thanks by advance :o

05/06/2020 23:49:18 CEST

Openc2e: a re-implementation to run all the games in the Creatures series [playable]
URL: https://github.com/openc2e/openc2e
05/06/2020 22:05:43 CEST

PlayOnLinux website is down

I just tried the website and it is giving a SQL error

If you read this message, it can be because

PlayOnLinux server is overloaded

We're having technical issues

MySQL service is not started

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Custom message: Updating MySQL server

Anyone know how to contact the developers?

05/06/2020 21:51:50 CEST

Steamdolls - Order of Chaos will bring brutal steampunk metroidvania to Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/steamdolls-order-of-chaos-will-bring-brutal-steampunk-metroidvania-to-linux.16592
05/06/2020 21:43:17 CEST

Advice on setting up certain game/utility programs on Manjaro

Sorry for abstract title I didn't really know how to title this post but I recently have been trying out Linux for the past couple days and for normal computer usage it's been great I've been having one huge problem though and that's gaming. In terms of Steam everything works great I have no problem with it, but everything else has been a huge pain.

So for detail I use Windows as my daily driver but have an interested in dabbling in Linux. On Windows I use an Steelseries Arctis 9x connected with an Xbox Wireless Adapter for Audio and talk to my friends almost daily using the Xbox Companion App (since they're on Xbox), and I also use Unity3D for personal projects. These to me are essential for daily usage on my computers. Problem is on Linux, specifically Manjaro (I tried base ArchLinux but botched the install right at the end, almost made it 1st try!) I can't seem to find any support for those programs.

With Unity I can get the UnityHub to work and install a Unity editor but when I launch a project it loads the splash screen and never opens the project. I tried looking up Manjaro/Arch fixes but nothing online seems to work, I tried installing "libgconfig-2-4" since I saw that it was a dependency but nothing. And a bunch of other solutions didn't seem to work on the Manjaro side even after installing GNOME for some other dependencies.

With emulation software I can't seem to find an N64 emulator with gamepad input and VRML output. I tried using Mupen with Lutris but there was no place to edit or setup gamepad inputs. I tried installing Mupen by itself but realized it's a command line only program, so I tried finding GUI packages but then those required dependencies, and those dependencies requires other ones, and so forth; and got confused. The reason I look for VRML support is because it allows me to rip 3D models and textures from games so I can use them in other personal projects.

Lastly, in terms of the Xbox App I tried initially setting up an Android VM with the Xbox App installed but couldn't get a microphone to passthough as my mic, then I tried a Windows VM but then every time I clicked outside the VM I got kicked from Xbox Party saying "Lost Connection to Xbox Live Services". In regards to my Steelseries headphones they work in Bluetooth mode in Linux but constantly drop connection to the computer every couples of minutes. Its supposed to work using the Xbox Wireless adapter, but using XOW the adapter only picks up controllers not Xbox headsets, so no audio.

So I've kind of been at a stand-still for a couple of days trying to fix these issues with no avail. If anyone has experience with any of these problems I thank you in advance for advice. The reason I'm so adamant about GUI programs in terms of emulation is because I just find it personally more convenient to look at a program window and setup controllers, emulation graphics, etc than a CLI. I'm not scared of CLIs I personally just find them to be major inconveniences in certain tasks.

05/06/2020 20:42:10 CEST

Started with Lutris, World of Warcraft kind of slow

Howdy, I've got a stock Arch Linux install with Gnome, fully up to date, running on a Ryzen 5 1600 and a Nvidia 1070ti with the Nvidia 440.82 drive in the Arch repository, on a PCI-E NVME SSD for the system and a SATA 3 SSD for the game files.

I started with Lutris from the Arch community repository, then added in the Vulkan dependencies as listed in the Lutris Github for Arch as well as Wine 5.7-staging. Then I installed battle.net within Lutris, and inside battle.net installed World of Warcraft.

It works and runs, but performance is below what I expected -- I can only manage to get a max of about 50 fps regularly falling below 30 fps, and even then graphics are frequently choppy - like mouse looking around, etc. I've tried to lower the graphic settings in WoW, all the way to "1" on the slider. Then tried turning off things like sunshafts, setting shadows to low, and more. Nothing seems to make any difference.

What am I missing?

05/06/2020 20:01:12 CEST

Prototype running on Linux using Wine, Lutris and DXVK plus minor startup command to avoid crashed.
URL: https://youtu.be/IIApWbfZK5U
05/06/2020 19:56:00 CEST

Prototype running on Linux using Wine, Lutris and DXVK plus minor startup command to avoid crashed.
URL: https://youtu.be/IIApWbfZK5U
05/06/2020 19:55:17 CEST

steam not opening

so i go through all the standard installation to open it, and then it asks me to input my security code, which i do, then it just freezes and eventually closes. anyone know how to fix this problem

05/06/2020 19:49:16 CEST

Ms office apps seamlessly containerized under ubuntu focal fossa. - another piece of the puzzle?

Here's the twitter thread in which Hayden Barns shows a seamless container of excel (and there's another with word). Possibly this is the last barrier to break for windows parity? will it lead to a slight/sudden rise of marketshare?


05/06/2020 19:27:06 CEST

SuperTuxKart is so much fun!

To be honest, this is one of the best multiplayer racing games that I've played in a while and I absolutely love it. Specially all the old school feels, plus the online lobbies are full of some competitive players as well. Give it a try if you haven't already!

https://i.imgur.com/yZMFwzM.png https://i.imgur.com/d6s8F0a.png https://i.imgur.com/uqAnxTD.jpg

05/06/2020 19:07:09 CEST

How can people get bored with all those native linux games on steamd?
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/search/?os=linux&filter=topsellers
05/06/2020 17:52:24 CEST

Best way to benchmark/stress test an Ubuntu PC?

I just built a gaming PC and installed Ubuntu 20.04.

Everything seems to be working. However, I don't have any intense games to play right now to test my GPU/CPU capability. Is there a standard benchmark tool for Linux? Also, does it provide a comparison chart so I can see how I stack up?

05/06/2020 17:14:57 CEST

Has there been any update on Proton/Wine + DXVK and Freesync

I recently upgraded to a Freesync monitor knowing that support came with the 5.0 kernel. However after enabling it I have had nothing but issues with WINE/DXVK/Proton (which is most of my library) games flickering with it enabled. Ultimately I just had to turn it off, which is a real shame.

I even had issues with native Linux games, but stuttering instead of the flickering experienced with WINE.


Does anyone know if this is being actively worked on or are we just SOL?


For info, I am using Arch, with Zen Kernel 5.6.10, Ryzen 2600/5700XT on latest mesa.

05/06/2020 16:40:17 CEST

Wayland vs Xorg

Has anyone done a performance comparison of Wayland vs Xorg for gaming in 2020?

05/06/2020 15:34:24 CEST

dosbox-staging 0.75.0 Released
URL: https://dosbox-staging.github.io/v0-75-0/
05/06/2020 15:15:47 CEST

Save 20% on Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Master on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/978520/Legend_of_Keepers_Career_of_a_Dungeon_Master/
05/06/2020 14:25:25 CEST

What's a great Linux alternative to MSI Afterburner?

Preferably FOSS

05/06/2020 07:04:23 CEST

According to techradar COVID spread is rising linux marketshare

Here's the article https://www.techradar.com/news/bad-news-for-windows-10-as-users-shift-to-ubuntu-and-macos

It seems home PCs have three times the linux share than office PCs!

05/06/2020 06:32:50 CEST

game keeps closing during launch

so i have been trying to use wine to play star wars empire at war, and twice i have been able to get it open, but now it just shows the symbol in the dock and then disappears, anyone have a fix for this

05/06/2020 05:09:57 CEST

Why does this keep happening?
URL: https://v.redd.it/veran6loj1x41
05/06/2020 02:42:11 CEST

can't install wmp10 (even in a 32-bit prefix)

Good evening, everyone.

I'm using Wine 5.0, and tried to install the wmp10 on a 32-bits wineprefix. Even then, this warning shows up, and i'm not able to complete the operation (winetricks already set Windows version to XP, as shown in the pic). I couldn't find anything on the internet.

If anyone can help me with this i would be very thankful.


05/06/2020 02:37:12 CEST

Mario 64 - d3d12.dll?

I'm trying to play Mario 64 (the PC version) and it is erroring d3d12.dll missing

0026:err:module:load_so_dll failed to load .so lib "/home/booman/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64/5.0/bin/../lib64/wine/d3d12.dll.so": libvkd3d.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or direc0026:err:module:import_dll Loading library d3d12.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\mario\\mario.exe") failed (error c000007a).

0026:err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Importing dlls for L"C:\\Program Files\\mario\\mario.exe" failed, status c0000135

I'm pretty sure support for DirecX12 is in the works, but is there a workaround?

05/06/2020 01:46:06 CEST

Dolphin Emulator - Dolphin Progress Report: April 2020
URL: https://dolphin-emu.org/blog/2020/05/05/dolphin-progress-report-april-2020/
05/06/2020 01:30:51 CEST

Need help with enb and proton

Hey guys, I've been playing modded skyrim through Wine with skse and enb for the past while. I am now trying to run it through proton, but the game freezes on a black screen as soon as I start it, it turns out its an enb problem. I tried adding overrides for d3d9 but it didn't work, I've also tried running it through a virtual desktop, and it still didn't work. Could anyone tell me if they succeeded running enb with proton, and what are the steps they took. Btw I'm using proton-5.5-ge-1

05/06/2020 01:03:51 CEST

[HELP] Vulkan 60FPS lock

Well in any game where is working vulkan gets locked at 60 fps (I have 144hz monitor) with the same settings game with opengl works just fine (vsink off)


OS: Manjaro Linux 20.0 Lysia

Arch: x86_64

Kernel: 5.6.8-1-MANJARO

Desktop: KDE

Display Server: x11


Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2

OpenGL Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.82

OpenGL Core: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.82

OpenGL ES: OpenGL ES 3.2 NVIDIA 440.82

Vulkan: Supported

$ vulkaninfo


Any ideas what to do?

05/06/2020 00:29:25 CEST

simple multiplayer games to be self-hosted?

are there any simple, multiplayer games that we could host on a server for group gaming? i'm thinking like tux-cart / tux-racer or whatever. something that we could host on a low / moderately powered server & be used by a few people to play games.

05/06/2020 00:27:55 CEST

XBox One S Controller with MS Wireless dongle shenanigans

I've been gaming (for joypad games) on a wired 360 controller for years and I also have a Steam Controller for the living room setup. But I've got a year old XBox One controller that I bought to connect via bluetooth to my Shield. Recently I tried to use it on my daily driver (Ubuntu 18.04.4) with no success at all.

After some messing about

I purchased an Xbox wireless dongle (slim one with pairing button on the end and disguised led on one side)

installed the most recent release of XOW https://github.com/medusalix/xow (fantastic and simple)

Then turned off "XBox Configuration Support" in Steams Controller settings

Now the XBox One S controller is working happily over wireless as controller number 2 with the 360 controller as controller number 1.

05/06/2020 00:17:18 CEST

How To Install And Use GOverlay To Configure MangoHUD and vkBasalt With A GUI

Hello everyone.

So I recently produced two videos on installing using MangoHUD and vkBasalt, and this video covers installing GOverlay to manage both of those tools with a user friendly GUI.


Instruction below for people who prefer a written guide:


Ensure you have following dependencies installed:






If you have previously installed MangoHUD and vkBasalt, then all the above should already be installed with the exception of Lazarus.

This can be installed with a single Terminal command:

For Arch based distributions

sudo pacman -S lazarus

For Ubuntu based distributions

sudo apt install lazarus


Terminal commands:

git clone https://github.com/benjamimgois/gover...

cd goverlay

lazbuild -B goverlay.lpi


If you are running an Arch based distribution, you can install GOverlay from the AUR, just search for goverlay-git.

Alternatively if you are running Fedora, run the following in a Terminal:

sudo dnf install goverlay


To run GOverlay, open up a Terminal and type the following:


The interface is fairly self explanatory, choose either MangoHUD or vkBasalt and choose the settings you want to be applied, and then click Save to apply.

Make sure that you toggle Global Enable if you want the settings to be applied universally rather than on a per game basis.

As always, if you found this video helpful, please subscribe to my channel to support me.



05/05/2020 23:49:28 CEST

How To Install And Use GOverlay To Configure MangoHUD and vkBasalt With A GUI

Hello everyone.

So I recently produced two videos on installing using MangoHUD and vkBasalt, and this video covers installing GOverlay to manage both of those tools with a user friendly GUI.


Instruction below for people who prefer a written guide:


Ensure you have following dependencies installed:






If you have previously installed MangoHUD and vkBasalt, then all the above should already be installed with the exception of Lazarus.

This can be installed with a single Terminal command:

For Arch based distributions

sudo pacman -S lazarus

For Ubuntu based distributions

sudo apt install lazarus


Terminal commands:

git clone https://github.com/benjamimgois/gover...

cd goverlay

lazbuild -B goverlay.lpi


If you are running an Arch based distribution, you can install GOverlay from the AUR, just search for goverlay-git.

Alternatively if you are running Fedora, run the following in a Terminal:

sudo dnf install goverlay


To run GOverlay, open up a Terminal and type the following:


The interface is fairly self explanatory, choose either MangoHUD or vkBasalt and choose the settings you want to be applied, and then click Save to apply.

Make sure that you toggle Global Enable if you want the settings to be applied universally rather than on a per game basis.

As always, if you found this video helpful, please subscribe to my channel to support me.



05/05/2020 23:47:07 CEST

Controller works in Steam but not in games

I'm using a Switch Pro controller over Bluetooth, everything works fine in Steam, but no inputs are going through to any games. (Actually, Dead Cells does get inputs, but it's not sensing the controller. All the prompts are for keyboard)

Weirdly, I can hear the Big Picture sound effects of scrolling through menus while I move the control stick in game, even if Big Picture isn't open in the background.

Here are my udev rules:

# This rule is needed for basic functionality of the controller in Steam and keyboard/mouse emulation
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="28de", MODE="0666"

# This rule is necessary for gamepad emulation; make sure you replace 'pgriffais' with a group that the user that runs Steam belongs to
KERNEL=="uinput", MODE="0666", GROUP="sudo", OPTIONS+="static_node=uinput"

# Valve HID devices over USB hidraw
KERNEL=="hidraw*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="28de", MODE="0666"

# Valve HID devices over bluetooth hidraw
KERNEL=="hidraw*", KERNELS=="*28DE:*", MODE="0666"

# DualShock 4 over USB hidraw
KERNEL=="hidraw*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="05c4", MODE="0666"

# DualShock 4 wireless adapter over USB hidraw
KERNEL=="hidraw*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0ba0", MODE="0666"

# DualShock 4 Slim over USB hidraw
KERNEL=="hidraw*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="09cc", MODE="0666"

# DualShock 4 over bluetooth hidraw
KERNEL=="hidraw*", KERNELS=="*054C:05C4*", MODE="0666"

# DualShock 4 Slim over bluetooth hidraw
KERNEL=="hidraw*", KERNELS=="*054C:09CC*", MODE="0666"

# Nintendo Switch Pro Controller over USB hidraw
KERNEL=="hidraw*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="057e", ATTRS{idProduct}=="2009", MODE="0666"

# Nintendo Switch Pro Controller over bluetooth hidraw
KERNEL=="hidraw*", KERNELS=="*057E:2009*", MODE="0666"

Anyone have experience with this issue? I've been troubleshooting for hours now to no avail. Also I'm on Mint 19.3

05/05/2020 22:59:41 CEST

Clever and quirky musical platformer 'Songs for a Hero - A Lenda do Herói' gets an English version
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/clever-and-quirky-musical-platformer-songs-for-a-hero-a-lenda-do-heri-gets-an-english-version.16586
05/05/2020 22:54:10 CEST

is their a fix for error opening writing file when using when on mac

so i have been trying to use the windows version of steam on my mac and i tried this using whine, teh first few times i was able to get steam to open but then after a few tries it said error opening file for writing, and all the fixes i found online were for windows, anyone know how to fix this

05/05/2020 22:41:34 CEST

Is anyone else having trouble playing Seven Days to Die?

Some friends of mine were playing 7 Days around a few weeks ago and I wanted to join in, but every time I booted it up on my Linux partition, the main menu worked fine, and then I would get a black screen upon loading into the game. I could see my inventory and menu and use the pause menu, but the actual game itself was completely black. Also, after a few seconds, all the text suddenly became crispy.

I ended up just not playing with them because I was too busy with schoolwork to care about fixing things, but schools almost out now and I want to see if I can get 7 Days working again. Here's the relevant specs of my computer:

  • Ryzen 7 CPU
  • AMD RX 580 graphics
  • 32 GB RAM
  • M.2 SSD for storage

I'm running Xubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Any advice?

05/05/2020 20:21:06 CEST

Unreal 4.25 released with a lot of Vulkan bug fixes and some linux related fixes!!
URL: https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/Support/Builds/ReleaseNotes/4_25/index.html
05/05/2020 19:57:50 CEST

XPOST: Advice on reusing parts for Ryzen system
URL: /r/buildapc/comments/ge0ic2/advice_on_reusing_parts_for_ryzen_system/
05/05/2020 19:56:30 CEST

Endless Sky - Stable release 0.9.12
URL: https://endless-sky.github.io/2020/05/01/stable-release-0.9.12.html
05/05/2020 19:28:57 CEST

Should I switch?

These days windows had been very annoying and slow, I heard that Linux is great, but I suck at computers.

05/05/2020 19:06:10 CEST

Any games for low resource laptop with Debian?

I'm using Debian for a while and now I want to try games and play on my laptop, but I don't know where to find games and what games are good. Right now I have Tibia and tried OAD, I like open world games and WOW style

05/05/2020 19:05:45 CEST

NVIDIA Carmel Support Finally Mainlined In LLVM/Clang
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=LLVM-Clang-NVIDIA-Carmel
05/05/2020 18:54:49 CEST

What is Proton?

I am obviously not wondering what Proton is as a piece of software: it is Valve's rebranded, mildly modified, version of Wine with DXVK.

No... Instead I am wondering what purpose Proton serves...

From a user's perspective, Proton is that magic thing that makes Windows-native game work on Linux. It works seamlessly for games that work and doesn't work for games that don't work. Simple.

Games that work are called supported games in Proton's parlance and that is where I start to feel uneasy. Support? What support? Like Proton people are making things happen and fix regressions? Are they?

It really looks like Proton is not doing that much in that regard: unless I got the wrong bug tracker, most commits are about updating Wine/DXVK/Vulkan and changing settings. Yes, there are more interesting commits, if you really really really look for them but the bulk is just usual low-added-value fork maintenance. It appears we are far from the myth of code flowing back-and-forth from and to Wine and Proton as I have read here and there in comments.

So what is Proton? For the user, seamless gaming? Nope: Steam does it (and Lutris proved that a one-click launcher is doable with vanilla Wine/DXVK and it's worth noting Proton has nothing to do with ease of install and configuration). Anecdotally, all my Steam games work under Lutris' Wine/DXVK. It doesn't mean much, it's anecdotal after all, but it makes me feel even more uneasy with regard to Proton.

So what is Proton?!! What is it to Valve? Why did they decide to develop it in the first place?

To me it just looks like a marketing ploy, a brand name almost devoid of substance and leeching on other projects. It really doesn't matter whether Valve is also funding Wine, DXVK and Steam: those specific projects are definitely what makes Steam Play work so I wish I was seeing more thanks directed directly to them instead of that shim where they don't officially belong.

05/05/2020 18:44:17 CEST

If I have a choice between DX9/10/11 for a game running under DXVK, which should I choose?

If I have a choice between DX9/10/11 for a game running under DXVK, which should I choose?

(e.g: On the video game Tower Unite, I can pick between DX10 and DX11. Which would be more beneficial? Similarly, on the video game "LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens", I can pick between DX9 and DX11.)

05/05/2020 18:30:00 CEST

[LGBT] Wild Souls - Bara Tamagotchi, farm resources, take care of crushGuys, buy items and make them fall in love for you! [Linux Desktop + Android 0.0.3 Release]
URL: https://zettacatty.itch.io/wild-souls
05/05/2020 18:28:55 CEST

Drakensang Online Cursor

The cursor in Drakensang Online has been broken for a few years now.

Has anyone been able to find a solution in Wine/Proton?


I've tried several versions of Wine, DXVK and ProtonGE with no success.

In the video you can see if the window is dragged around the cursor does move, but it just doesn't follow the mouse. This makes the game completely unplayable when in the past it was one of the best free-to-play games for testing Wine.

05/05/2020 17:26:56 CEST

Drakensang Online - Broken Cursor

The cursor in Drakensang Online has been broken for a few years now.

Has anyone been able to find a solution in Wine/Proton?


I've tried several versions of Wine, DXVK and ProtonGE with no success.

In the video you can see if the window is dragged around the cursor does move, but it just doesn't follow the mouse. This makes the game completely unplayable when in the past it was one of the best free-to-play games for testing Wine.

05/05/2020 17:17:30 CEST

Kerbal Space Program - Audio always through headphones - not via bluetooth headset

I have a strange problem:

  1. I have a bluetooth headset and I have Switch on Connect(https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio#Switch_on_connect) enabled.
  2. I've verified that switching works with firefox and other apps.
  3. However, when I launch KSP - either through steam or directly with the executable, sound is always through wired headphones.
  4. In pasystray there's no source listed for KSP.
  5. In Kmix, I see a stream called FMOD Ex App but that's about it.

Anyone knows how to get this going?

05/05/2020 16:44:58 CEST

Phoronix: Intel Preparing Platform Monitoring Technology - Hardware Telemetry With Tiger Lake
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Platform-Monitoring-Linux
05/05/2020 16:28:02 CEST

Swallow the Sea - short survival indie game adds Linux support
URL: https://itsthemaceo.itch.io/swallow-the-sea/devlog/143115/added-linux-version
05/05/2020 16:03:35 CEST

Indivisible plays poorly on Linux, but the Windows version is no better

The native linux version of Indivisible (via Steam) is really choppy, even for a good pc like mine, so I tried installing the Windows version to play it using proton and it runs a lot smoother. However, the animated intro and all of the cut scenes are automatically skipped, even after setting PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 as a launch option. I also tried using mf-install, but the cut scenes are replaced with a pink screen. Do you have any suggestion?

Please excuse eventual grammatical errors, English is not my first language

05/05/2020 15:43:47 CEST

Tasty Static, clone of the classic SkyRoads has a new release out
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/tasty-static-clone-of-the-classic-skyroads-has-a-new-release-out.16582
05/05/2020 15:15:23 CEST

Trouble modding in Dragon Age: origins (CD version)

Hey folks,

I'm having trouble with my install of Dragon Age: Origins. The game runs fine (aside from cutscenes, which are black), but I would like to install some mods, and am having trouble doing so.

Generally, modding requires that you run the bin_ship/daupdater.exe executable, but when I run it, i get a corrupted window https://imgur.com/lSgCvM2.png. My cursor disappears when over this window, and I can't seem to interact with it in any way other than moving it around my desktop.

If anyone has dealt with this problem, I'd be happy for any assistance. I can post logs or additional info as needed. I'm currently running Manjaro-Linux, and using wine 5.7-staging. I have Lutris installed, so i have easy access to any other wine versions.

I'm also dual-booting, so if its possible, I could install the mod on Windows, and copy the changed data into my wine install. I don't know if that would work, however.

05/05/2020 14:50:59 CEST

Can someone explain installing Origin games with Lutris?

So I'm trying to play a few Origin games i own (Titanfall 2, Jedi Fallen Order) and I'm trying to understand the "best" way to install them via Lutris. Should I install Origin first and then download/install the games so everything is through the Origin launcher or install the games individually (which means I'd have multiple Origin)? I've currently set up just using Origin but I'm not sure if that's the "right" way to do it. Can someone explain how they've done it? My goal is to try to load the games from Steam Big Picture mode if that changes anything. Thanks!

05/05/2020 14:49:00 CEST

Gaming on an old computer

So, I've been using Windows XP for a long time now, but since nothing supports it, I want to install Linux with Windows but I dont know which version to install.

My specs: 32 bit 1 gb ram E5300 2.60 ghz 256 mb graphics

I have been recommended Lubuntu but I don't know if it would be good for gaming, the games I play are old games, or games that will run on nearly any pc , Brawlhalla , and Garry's Mod for example. Should I install Lubuntu or some other version? Thank you in advance.

05/05/2020 14:09:16 CEST

Vulkan 1.2.140 spec out and NVIDIA has a new Vulkan Beta Driver up with new extension support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/vulkan-12140-spec-out-and-nvidia-has-a-new-vulkan-beta-driver-up-with-new-extension-support.16580
05/05/2020 11:34:44 CEST

Damn, no one told me how good Linux gaming has become lately.

More than six years ago, i tried using Linux to play some games (via Wine, PlayOnLinux etc...), but the results were... tremendous. I accepted the fact that "gaming is not for Linux", and kept my Windows partition. I was a Linux enthusiast, so having to keep a Windows partition just to play has always bothered me.

Recently, i upgraded my rig and switched to AMD. Having read cool things about recent AMD video drivers, i casually gave Linux another shot (and found this sub). I just couldn't believe my eyes.

With Proton, every game in my Steam library runs perfectly smooth, be it Linux native or a Windows game. The performances are perfect, the tweaks required close to 0, all comes preinstalled in the distro (Manjaro) or is one line of terminal away. I don't even check Protondb anymore (i know i should because of the anti cheat issue, but i don't play much multiplayer), because all the games just work flawlessy out of the box.

Same goes for Lutris. I only tried Overwatch, since most of my games are on Steam, but i was surprised to see a mainstream multiplayer game (with a launcher!) work perfectly out of the box. I only executed the two simple instructions that came with the game on the Lutris page.

I'm a bit of a tinker myself, but honestly gaming on Linux has become something that even a complete noob user can do without much (if any) effort. This is only possible thanks to the amazing community of developers and enthusiasts, and the efforts of Valve to detach from Windows. And i just found out by accident! Sadly to see is not a very talked topic by the mainstream content creators.

05/05/2020 10:31:10 CEST

My mouse was too good

So, I ditched my windows on my desktop a few months ago, as I can play most of my games on Linux (Pop!OS). But for some, Proton just didn't cut it. I have a Radeon R9 290x, old but gold. Not a fancy new card, but does the trick for most games. It kinda bothered me to not have max perfs, but OK. My reference game is Styx, it ran smoothly on my Windows, but not on my Linux. When standing still it's OK, but when I move the mouse it drops to 30,20 or even 5 FPS, depending on how fast I move. I guessed it was just that my drivers/whatever are not good, or properly configured.

Fast forward, I upgraded to Pop!OS 20.04 yesterday. Use this opportunity to play with the settings, the drivers... go full research mode, trying to understand kernel modules, amdgpu, radeon, amdgpu-pro, vulkan, winetricks, protontricks,... I now have what seems like a "good" configuration,... it seems to be fine!

Launch Styx, and play some. Same problem as before. Wtf.... Research, research, research... it may be linked to the... mouse ?

Aaaand, it was. I have a decent gaming mouse, Logitech G403, and apparently Wine/Proton games can't stand 1000Hz poll rate ( r/til ). Read some wikis and guides, identify the port, reduce to 500Hz... and it works smooth as silk.

Spent months playing DirectX games with poor performances, just to realize it was my mouse. FML.

05/05/2020 10:24:27 CEST

Quest Hunter RPG ($9.99 / 50% OFF)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/487000/Quest_Hunter/
05/05/2020 09:48:31 CEST

Does anyone know how to uncap FPS on Fallout 76?

I have seen some videos on how to uncap Fallout76 on windows so that you are able to run the game on a 144hz monitor, but I could not find any info if it was possible on Linux (Arch is what I use) or if it's possible how to do it.

05/05/2020 09:40:27 CEST

When people say they play on a VM is that a passthrough?

Just like the tittle says when I see people talking about gaming in Linux on a VM is that what is considered a passthrough (using 2 GPU ..1 host and 1 guest)? Or is it just a virtual machine just running of system CPU and GPU?

05/05/2020 09:36:07 CEST

Super Mario 64 got a PC Port - Possible to play in WINE
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpstsnRh6vg
05/05/2020 09:35:09 CEST

Unigine Engine Turns 15 Years Old For Delivering First-Rate Linux Graphics
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Unigine-Engine-Turns-15
05/05/2020 08:31:11 CEST

AMD Working With GNU Developers To Provide More Robust Runtime Detection For Better Performance
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-GNU-Discussing-Better-RT
05/05/2020 07:44:00 CEST

Has anyone tried the Chinese "Call of Duty: Online" on Linux?

Title is pretty self explanatory. I remember playing this game years ago when there was a lot of hype around it but have since switched to Linux. Has anyone ever tried this before? The games pretty old and seems to be running on a modern warfare 2 type engine. I might try it tomorrow anyways but just didn't want to waste my time

05/05/2020 07:34:40 CEST

Halo Online/ElDewrito refusing to launch, nothing in logs.

With the Ms32 libraries installed, I cannot seem to get ElDewrito to launch through Lutris. Previously, it did show logs, but they were too incomprehensive to understand for me. Now, it doesn't even show anything, just:

*Initial process has started with pid 26773*
*Game is considered started.*
*esync: up and running.*
*Game is considered exited.*
*Initial process has exited.*
*All monitored processes have exited.*
*Exit with returncode 0*

I should also mention that I have DXVK enabled as well. I don't know what the issue could be. Nothing seems to show up on Google. Anyone know what to do?

05/05/2020 07:19:46 CEST

DOOM Eternal, can't seem to get into a multiplayer game? bug or?

Hey Folks,

Considering I'm playing DOOM Eternal on a platform it's not designed for, I was wondering if anyone else has been having issues getting a multiplayer game going for DOOM Eternal?

Every time I try to just quick play, it tells me it cant find another player. Which seems unlikely considering how popular this game is now, and well... at least one or two other players should be found, hah!

What's it like for you folks?

05/05/2020 06:39:52 CEST

I don't know how to install wine on my Mac:(

I downloaded the latest version of wine from the website but when I went into the read me file and looked at how to set it up I got confused. I then checked the website and that did not help. It says to enter a command at the op level directory of the wine source and I have been looking at this and trying different things for about a half hour and nothing seems to work. I also googled how to install it on a mac but I only got results for the old outdated versions. I don't know too much about computers and I don't even know what a top level directory is. Does anyone know how to help me. Thank you in advance.

05/05/2020 06:26:49 CEST

Play Epic Store Games With Legendary [Tutorial]
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/play-epic-store-games-with-legendary/
05/05/2020 06:13:35 CEST

Can anything be done about easy anti cheat in proton/wine?

I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to play Halo online on linux but cannot due to the games anti cheat. Can anything be done for EAC? can it be implemented into wine or proton in the future? or is the dream of playing halo online in linux impossible?

05/05/2020 05:37:06 CEST

What are some lesser known or talked about games you would recommend that run well on Linux?

I don't expect this to get a lot of attention but I was replaying Dark Sector a game I loved to play on the Xbox 360 and found myself thinking about how little I see people talking about it. Do you find yourself in a similar situation where a game you love or have some sort of nostalgic connection with doesn't get a lot of attention? I would love to hear it

05/05/2020 04:57:55 CEST

Is there a list of games you will be banned from for playing on Linux?

Probably another duplicate post but nevertheless I'll ask. Are there games you will be banned for when playing multiplayer games using a VM or Proton? For example lately I've been playing a lot of Call of Duty Modern Warefare with friends on Windows PC (now I switched over to Manjaro), a little bit of the EA Battlefront 2 when I got it on sale; sometimes Destiny 2. And a lot of Master Chief Collection.

If I play those games will I get banned immediately/eventually over time? I really don't want to have to re-buy those games just because I'm using Linux. I was thinking about dual boot, but its really a hassle to switch off the computer and go to windows just to boot up a single game.

05/05/2020 04:46:33 CEST

So of all the Cockamamie Things, AMD's Product Verification Tool for Promos, Long a Thorn in Our Collective Side, Has a Linux Version...

And it doesn't damn work. So, I bought the 5600 XT back on launch day, January 21st I believe, and with that I received 3 free months of XBOX Game Pass. I honestly never intended to really use it, since I don't use Windows whatsoever, but still, it was owed to me, and I wanted it. I tried using the PVT Windows .exe in Wine, and obviously it wouldn't work, I opened a support ticket, I got one reply saying "oh did you try x and y," which was pretty useless but at least not an outright "sorry gotta use Windows," but then never heard back, and I eventually had to install Windows anyway to flash some VBIOSes for experimenting, so I went ahead and redeemed it while I was in there, but obviously I wiped that Windows install within the hour.

Fast-forward to last week, and I ordered a Gigabyte Gaming OC 5700XT, which came with a free download of Resident Evil 3, and this I actually DO want. I figured I'd try Wine again, maybe something had changed, and to my at-the-time GLORIOUS surprise, when the download dialog popped up, it wasn't "AMDProductVerificiationTool.exe" or whatever it's called, but it was "pvt.sh" I thought to myself, "surely not....." but sure enough, when I ran the script, it was music to my eyes, "AMD Product Verification Tool - Linux CLI," and asked me for my language. It automatically logged me in, I guess because I was verified already through the browser. I entered my code, and then.....

"System check did not pass.

A qualifying AMD product was not detected in your system. Please install the qualifying AMD product and try again."

Bullshit. So anyway, I opened a ticket, with photos of the terminal window, Inxi, GPU-Viewer, and radeon-profile all showing that I am running the 5700 XT, photos of the box with the UPC/bar code and all that, AND photos of the GPU actually installed and running, with the sticker still on the backplate showing that it is indeed the qualifying product. Hopefully I get a decent response.

The version number for the tool is, which would seem to indicate it's not yet out of beta, and to my knowledge this has been rolled out with zero announcment or anything, so I may be one of the first people to encounter it, but it's clearly not working yet. I told them that I want what's owed to me, but even beyond that I'm more than happy to help them try and debug and test the tool in Linux to try and get it working. Obviously it's a binary script so I can't read or edit it myself to try and see what it's calling to try and verify the product. Anyway, this was in Manjaro, and as many of you I'm sure are aware, AMD technically only supports Ubuntu with any of it's tools, like the proprietary drivers, and I also have Pop OS installed on another partition, so I'll try that here in a bit.

But long story short, I honestly think this is awesome, that AMD listened to us wanting a tool for our own, even though it has to be an incredibly small proportion of people that need to use it (think, it's only the Linux users - specifically gamers, that DON'T dual-boot, which is probably only half of us), it's just unfortunately not yet functional, at least not completely functional, but I think this is overall a good thing. AMD is still showing that unlike some companies, they are going strong with their support of Linux. Now if they'd only open-source this tool, but obviously I understand that they can't do that, because then everyone and their mother would be getting free download codes.

Just thought you guys would like to know, and also be aware that you can't even download the Windows version of the tool from Linux anymore, unless you change the User Agent business I guess.

05/05/2020 03:08:47 CEST

DXVK HUD not displaying in World of Warcraft

Before resorting to posting on Lutris or Wine Support forms, I figured I would ask here.

I am running Manjaro KDE with wine-staging and Lutris. I have set variables with Lutris for DXVK_HUD to display different information. When I launch World of Warcraft through Lutris, it opens the Battlenet Launcher as it should. My issue is that the DXVK HUD is shown on the Battlenet Launcher and does not display in World of Warcraft after I launch the game.

I was wondering if anybody has seen this issue and has found a solution for it. I am trying to get the HUD on the actual game as it does me no good on the Launcher.


05/05/2020 01:23:16 CEST

Tabletopia or something like that

Hello! Anyone knows how i can make tabletopia work on linux? If it's not possiblem, there is anything similar to that? I am creating a card game and would be a great tool to make prototype

05/05/2020 00:59:20 CEST

Setting up a gaming server

Hi guys,
I really want to switch to Linux for few years now. The only thing which holds me back is Windows only apps for which I need performance which WM cannot give me.
I recently found out about KVM and tried to set it up, but my motherboard is miserable and even with kernel patch it throws at me almost everything that it got.
Is there a another possible way what can I do?

My idea was to create from my desktop PC "Windows server" on which I would connect from my laptop where would be Linux instaled by default. Is it possible to like that create Local Gaming server? Does anyone have experience in building that?

Thanks a lot for comments

05/05/2020 00:25:37 CEST

Any AMD Ryzen 9 linux friendly laptop for gaming ?


I'm looking for a new laptop 'cause the one I have is not mine (from work) and is very low in gpu. After some researchs I discovered all the low consumption and very powerfull new AMD Ryzen 9 (4000 series in general), I randomly found this huge failure example with this Ryzen based Asus ROG Zephyrus G14:


My question : is there any solid Linux friendly laptops (like XPS 15 series from Dell) with AMD Ryzen 4000 + good and recent gpu (4gb to 6gb max) that will be released in the next weeks or months to buy ? The part I'm worried about is all the huge work I'll need to do about bumblebee/nouveau configuration like this Asus ROG Zephyrus G14...

I don't want to debate about which Linux os here, and I'm really not confortable with Clevo or System76 laptops as they're not part of the good old massively tried and tested (linux friendly) Dell XPS or Thinkpads models (example here, I don't know all the models and brands).

As an example, I would like to be able to play some powerful 3d games on high or ultra(at least at medium 60fps...), such as :

  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • No Man's Sky
  • Greedfall
  • and less demanding games such as RocketLeague, Black Mesa, >Observer_, TrackMania Stadium ...
  • Oh, and also Undertale (ok ok just kidding here)

Also I would love that this laptop weigh around ~2kg or ~2,3kg but not much more, 15 inch screen maximum and with some ethernet port, if it's possible to expand memory and add extra ssd drive for later I'll take it.

I already looked at https://noteb.com/ btw but nothing yet.

Maybe I'm kinda dreaming with all that requirements and I do know that wine/proton can take a veeeery long time to handle games once released, I'll wait, or maybe I won't play, I'll take the risk :)

Thanks anyway for anyone's reading or answering this <3

More of some AMD ryzen 4000 series laptops: https://mylaptopguide.com/best-amd-ryzen-laptops/#4_ASUS_ROG_Zephyrus_G14_8211_Best_AMD_Ryzen_9_Laptop

05/04/2020 22:02:11 CEST

#gamedev poll: selling mac or linux games: is it viable anymore?
URL: https://twitter.com/McFunkypants/status/1257383699462619137?s=19
05/04/2020 21:58:53 CEST

Mario 64 port running natively on Linux!

Just saw this came out this morning and after some tinkering I got it to compile and run. For some reason it doesn't like my desktop, pc must be something with nvidia opengl but it runs flawlessly on my Thinkpad with iGPU.


You just need to rename your legally ripped Mario 64 .z64 format rom to baserom.us.z64 and put it in the base directory.

**Install build dependancies**  

apt install build-essential pkg-config git binutils-mips-linux-gnu    python3 zlib1g-dev libaudiofile-dev  

Download latest package from [qemu-irix Releases](https://github.com/n64decomp/qemu-irix/releases)  

dpkg -i qemu-irix-2.11.0-2169-g32ab296eef_amd64.deb

Then run "make TARGET_N64=0 -j4" or replace 4 with however many threads your cpu supports. After that the compiled executable will be in the build directory titled something like 'sm64.us.f3dex2e'.

Anyways I hope that this port gets developed further and I'm hoping we get things like proper controller support and 60fps in the future! Also if anyone smarter than me has any clues to why this won't run on my main rig with nvidia card let me know.

05/04/2020 21:26:33 CEST


ULTRAKILL is an awesome tribute to 90s FPS shootup slaying games. Trust me, you'll love it!


Our game-play and screenshots:


05/04/2020 20:58:19 CEST

An upcoming revised version of the Linux-based ARM-processor ODROID-Go handheld game console gets WiFi, R2/L2 buttons, and USB-C power input.
URL: https://www.cnx-software.com/2020/05/03/odroid-go-advance-black-edition-gets-wifi-r2-l2-button-and-usb-c-power-input/
05/04/2020 20:53:31 CEST

Minecraft Performance Extreme Shaders

Minecraft on Linux VS Windows. I have seen a massive performance increase on Minecraft on Linux. I am running extreme shaders with x16 render distance and I stick at 144 FPS with VSync. On Windows I would get around 100 to 110 at the best with spikes in between. The pack Im using is Sildurs Extreme Shaders and it looks amazing. https://sildurs-shaders.github.io/ I thought I would share due to the amount of joy and fun this brings to Minecraft. Try it out and let me know your experience. Happy Gaming on Linux!

05/04/2020 19:40:32 CEST

Arcade Stick problem on linux

Hi,i try to play street fighter V with steamplay on Manjaro. It works really well with all gamepad except with my arcade stick. Steam can't recognize it. With lsusb command, linux see the device "Bus 003 Device 017: ID 0738:4718 Mad Catz, Inc. Street Fighter IV FightStick" What can i try at this point?

05/04/2020 19:23:42 CEST

New System Recommendations: Crossover/Lutris/PlayOnLinux/Proton(Steam)/Wine(standard)

I've been a relatively happy WINE user over several years. I'm looking for a good/stable single deployment for a couple of (debian based) MX Linux systems. I'll share a few comments on my experience with CrossOver and Steam, imagined positives with Lutris/PlayOnLinux, and finish with my main considerations.

Any advice from users/advocates of various WINE implementations/ecosystems would be very appreciated.

I'm looking for a relatively easy to maintain and as "just works" as possible set-up for some games (more mid-range than A-list) and other miscellaneous windows applications.

I don't like chasing down rabbit-holes of sketchy cut-and-paste winetricks etc., and especially don't like having multiple installations of wine on my system. I don't want to spend much time digging into the workings of wine. I do want an active/up-to-date knowledge base and community.

I've supported CrossOver Linux by purchasing software over the years. I've generally been happy with it, but I don't always find the support/currency on twitchy games (i.e. Blizzard/Hearthstone) to be as desired. Also, I don't get the sense winetricks etc. is "recommended".

I like how Proton in Steam just works, but I find it hard to get good overview documentation and easy to find out of date information on Vulkan/DVDX, etc.

I imagine Lutris and/or PlayOnLinux may provide some of what I want, but also have some fear they me be more... free-wheeling on the winetricks voodoo etc.

Your thoughts/recommendations/comparisons on the Wine deployments/ecosystems I described are very welcome.

Any clear, concise, systematic documentation on best practices for maintaining wine, especially relative to proton/dvdx, winetricks/protontricks and community knowledge bases also very welcome.

Hope this post fits guidelines/expectations for this subreddit.

05/04/2020 18:05:01 CEST

AMD Radeon Linux Gaming Performance On Mesa 20.1 Looking Good With RADV+ACO
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=mesa201-radv-aco&num=1
05/04/2020 17:59:01 CEST

OpenRazer 2.8 Brings Broader Razer Device Support On Linux
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenRazer-2.8-Released
05/04/2020 17:58:49 CEST

Save 50% on Graveyard Keeper on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/599140/Graveyard_Keeper/
05/04/2020 17:58:22 CEST

Save 50% on PAYDAY 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/218620/PAYDAY_2/
05/04/2020 17:41:14 CEST

Can't install Fallout 3 in steam (Ubuntu)

I've recently installed ubuntu all is going good until I try to install Fallout 3 from steam, I've followed a guide that most people said to use the problem is that the game keeps crashing on startup as normal do I'm I missing something??

There was an error installing "Microsoft .NET Framework" is this the problem and if so how can I work around it?

I tryed with both Proton 5.0 and Proton 4.11 but it gave me the same result.

I didn't take a screenshot of the error installing but it says this: "You must use turn Windows features on or off in the Control Panel to install or configure Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 x64"

The guide that I followed: https://imgur.com/a/2B8fVRj

Video of the crash: https://imgur.com/a/VZ4JQ9Utried

Screenshot of specs: https://imgur.com/a/D1cvZh6

05/04/2020 17:10:26 CEST

Create a Gaming Virtual Machine on Linux

I'm thinking to use a linux host for my daily work and gaming on a VM with Linux, it's a good idea ?

05/04/2020 16:41:24 CEST

Play video game ROMs on Raspberry Pi 4 with Debian Linux-based RetroPie 4.6
URL: https://betanews.com/2020/05/01/raspberrypi-linux-retropie-debian/
05/04/2020 16:31:44 CEST

Now on Linux - CHANGE: A Homeless Survival Experience on Steam (Day 1 Linux support)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/926140/CHANGE_A_Homeless_Survival_Experience/
05/04/2020 14:33:16 CEST

CSGO on Ubuntu 20.04

I have been playing CSGO on Ubuntu for a while now. It worked very well in 18.04 and then 19.04. it has been 2 days since i switched to Ubuntu 20.04 and i am getting all kinds of issues.

  1. Considerably low FPS
  2. Increased variance
  3. Low ping.

Though the ping is fine for other applications. It is specifically high in CSGO

Could it be an issue with my GPU driver? Please help!

05/04/2020 13:19:43 CEST

Batman arkham knight fitgirl

Hi everyone I wanna install arkham knight on my laptop using wine But it's like stuck at 0.0% It's been 15 minutes

05/04/2020 13:17:12 CEST

We are only 1.800 dollars to being able to hire yet another developer to code on Godot. Every dollar counts ;)
URL: https://www.patreon.com/godotengine
05/04/2020 13:12:32 CEST

How to get the fallout 3 integrated graphics fix to work on linux?

It wouldnt work for me when i put it in the folder so maybe i was missing something

05/04/2020 13:05:55 CEST

What happened to TuxDB (Linux gaming aggregate) ?

It has been down for several days now giving "403 Forbidden



05/04/2020 12:59:12 CEST

Running another .exe on top of existing game?

I'm playing Street Fighter 3rd Strike on FightCade (which uses Wine), and I'm trying to launch another .exe file (basically a training mode hack) after I have already launched the game emulator from the the FightCade application.

Problem: I'm unable to launch the 2nd .exe file with wine command from terminal - it gives an error:

wine client error:0: version mismatch 447/595.
Your wineserver binary was not upgraded correctly,
or you have an older one somewhere in your PATH.
Or maybe the wrong wineserver is still running?

Any ideas on how I could run this .exe from Terminal with Wine after starting the emulator on Mac? I'm assuming it has to be in the same Wine instance or something somehow?

05/04/2020 12:34:14 CEST

150 Watt or 115 Watt, this is the question?

Hello All!

Please help me why my RX480 (150 W TDP) has a 115 W power cap?


Adapter: PCI adapter

vddgfx: 1.13 V

fan1: 1542 RPM (min = 0 RPM, max = 3800 RPM)

edge: +72.0C (crit = +94.0C, hyst = -273.1C)

power1: 78.02 W (cap = 115.00 W)

05/04/2020 09:26:34 CEST

Steam (with Playonmac) won't install AoE II

Hi everyone!
I've been trying to install AoE II in my mac for the last couple of weeks and it just keeps getting harder and harder...
I am not computer expert so I've been learning about PlayOnMac, wine, and even Home brew (I hope posting here is not a mistake) but after reaching the point of finally right click the game and then clicking install this message appeared:
An error occured while updating Age Of Empires II: Definitive Edition (invalid platform)
See the Steam support site for more information.

This were the instructions i was following


I have High Sierra 10.13.6
Could someone please guide me? I would appreciate it very much! Thanks

05/04/2020 07:57:00 CEST

Save 50% on Heroes of Hammerwatch on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/677120/Heroes_of_Hammerwatch/
05/04/2020 07:52:04 CEST

A guide on how to get Sim Safari (1998) working on Linux with Lutris

A little bit of pretext for this I was browsing MyAbandonware website and stumbled across Sim Safari. A game I played the absolute shit out of when I was a kid on my parents Windows 95 computer. The game was a bit challenging to setup and took me an hour or two of searching around to figure out so I wanted to type this up. I imagine you could probably skip the step to create the directory and just find it in your downloads folder or something but I wanted to share the method that worked for me.

(1.) Get your copy of the Sim Safari and install Lutris

(2.) Click the plus sign in the top left hand corner and click add game. Fill out the game info section and select wine as your runner. In the game options tab select a find prefix (maybe something like ~/Lutris/sim-safari) and select the the autorun.exe in your Sim Safari CD. Save and hit play. This will create the directory.

(3.) In your newly created directory go to a folder to temporarily dump some files maybe something like


Click and drag all the folders from your CD into this folder. Download the 32 bit generic installer from the PCGamingWiki. Extract it inside of the SETUP folder and delete the ENSETUP.EXE file. In Lutris select the new setup.exe file and run it. Go through the installation process.

(4.) Change the executable for the last time it should be something like

~/Lutris/sim-safari/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Maxis/SimSafari/SMSAFARI.EXE

And hit play.

05/04/2020 07:52:01 CEST

Is there a magical combination for No Man's Sky

NMS always crash as soon as I get to space and engage the hyper drive. It doesn't through an error it just closes itself down. This happens on manjaro, fedora 32 and pop 20.04. I have ran it both under prime render and with just the nvidia card running. I have gone through and individually selected available options and ran the game with the same results each time. I have tried using the regular wine runner instead of the lutris runner. I have ran it with lutris runtime libraries enable and disable. Same with preferred libraries. I have even tried game mode as well and get the same results every single time.

I am installing and playing through lutris via GOG. The wine version is lutris-5.6-2-x86_64

I have also gone into nvidia settings and set my openGL settings to high performance as well as the power profile to prefer maximum performance.

I just feel like at this point this is a lost cause of a game to get to work.

05/04/2020 07:42:54 CEST

Mudlet 4.8 – Drag and drop packages, custom cursors, and amazing maps
URL: https://www.mudlet.org/2020/05/4-8-drag-and-drop/
05/04/2020 06:14:22 CEST

Planet Zoo

Hello need some help for my girlfriend
i have recently installed pop os and she wants to play planet zooI have enabled proton through steam (5.0-7) but i keep getting this error
i am also going to post on r/pop_os to see if they can assist
I have tried looking at lutris but seems very light on for this game
Thank you

Link to my pop_os post which also has the image of the error

05/04/2020 05:38:22 CEST

Anything similar to Zeus: Master of Olympus and its expansion Poseidon: Master of Atlantis?

I used to love these when I was young. They had such a cool and immersive vibe to them.

Some gameplay for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClfNyDMNIP4

05/04/2020 05:12:47 CEST

No sound driver?

So today I tried running a game, only to find that the sound didn't work, I tried running another game, which I knew worked, and again, no sound. I checked the wine configuration, and it said that I had no audio driver, how can I fix this?


05/04/2020 01:32:15 CEST

Linux Discord Overlay

Hey all,

A friend of mine has been busy squirrelling away trying to cure one of gaming on Linux's biggest short comings... The lack of a Discord Overlay! So, here is his work.

A QT/X11 browser window to overlay Discord activity over the screen - https://github.com/trigg/DiscordOverlayLinux

It has a basic first time setup GUI where you can choose where you would like the overlay to display on your screen. So far it has been tested and working on Gnome/X11, Openbox/X11 & Wayfire/Wayland. It would be great if you could help us improve it by opening any issues you run into on Github.

All credit for this one goes to u/elitismfails

05/04/2020 00:22:29 CEST

Asus Rog Zephyrus GA502DU Linux Setup Scripts

Hello All!

I have created a set of scripts to help make Linux work better on the Asus ROG Zephyrus GA502DU Gaming Laptop. Normally, stuff like WiFi doesn't work, and while there are guides to help fix this, its a fairly long process that involves quite a few commands, and editing and creating files to make things work well, so I created a script to help make the process easier. The only things that still don't work are the keyboard backlight, and most of the specific ROG functions like fan control and the ROG button. The scripts are available at https://github.com/saladhax/ga502-linux.

05/03/2020 23:57:35 CEST

Classic Westwood strategy games live on as 'OpenRA' has a new major stable release
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/classic-westwood-strategy-games-live-on-as-openra-has-a-new-major-stable-release.16569
05/03/2020 23:05:41 CEST

Not able to install Fallout 3 (Ubuntu)

I can't install Fallout 3 on steam, I use Ubuntu I know it's not supported and I need to move a .dll but I can't even download it, anyone has any clue?

Image of the issue: https://imgur.com/a/e9U3qU5

05/03/2020 22:28:46 CEST

My view on Linux gaming as a long time Windows user

Hi all.

I tried linux gaming for a week and at has been quite the experience, which I thought I'd share the bad points with you all, in the hopes that they get addressed

I have a modest pc (ryzen 3800X, 1080ti 32gb 3800mhz ram etc) so I'm not hardware limited.

I've tried various distros ie popos, Ubuntu, arch, salient and manjaro. Manjaro is my favourite without a doubt and easy to use.

The main issues that have driven me back to Windows are the following:

  1. 144hz is wonky and some desktop environments just don't feel right at all and scaling is terrible, even at 1440p

  2. Dual monitors is pointless when you have a gsync display and this is a big issue for me. It seems stupid that I have to disable my 2nd monitor because of the way the X server interprets full screen. I've seen people say that windows has the problem, but it doesn't, I had wow on my main display and a 4k video on the 2nd screen and it's fine on windows.

This makes game streaming a nightmare with one screen. I know about separate X servers but that was a pain in the ass too and actually caused a few cases where I Linux wouldn't boot

  1. Gsync is very inconsistent with certain games regardless of DE

  2. The jumping through hoops to get a game working well seems pointless at the moment when it still ends in a net loss of performance ( I know that will change if more developers jump on the linux train)

  3. The sound. I own a pair of steel series pro with gameDAC and even when tweaking pulse audio (speedx, bit rate etc) the sound is trash.

  4. Some native games perform bad. Civ6 is a prime example which seems odd when Linux is way more optimised than windows.

  5. Having to jump through hoops to get an Xbox one pad working

However the issues I've had have been on all flavours of Linux and across various desktop environments (gnome, xcfe, kde and cinnamon)

The good thing is, these issues can definitely be fixed and improved upon. But for Linux to be a legit alternative needs to fix some of these basic problems.

I feel optimistic that they will and wouldn't think twice to switch back to Linux if that was the case. It's a shame because the positives on speed, fun factor, customisation and content creation was amazing.

I know some of you will say dual boot windows, but I have bad OCD and I'm all or nothing. I'd like to do the VM pass through thing, but I'd need to buy a new GPU for that and I'm not sure I'd have the room in my case.

I'm guess I'm sharing this just to get these issues more coverage as they really spoil the experience for me, especially the gsync/dual monitor stuff.

If anyone has any fixes, I'm all ears and thanks for reading

05/03/2020 22:01:59 CEST

Driftmoon Released for Linux
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/263380/Driftmoon/
05/03/2020 21:04:51 CEST

Software for AMD graphics card.

I was wondering if there is any software for an AMD GPU (specifically the RX 5700) that I could use to create custom fan curves, control fan settings and possible be able to overclock a bit. It would also be a bonus if there is any software to control Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro memory and if there is a way to monitor temps for both the GPU and CPU.

05/03/2020 20:49:04 CEST

Laptop dying when gaming on battery

I bought a new laptop, and obviously installed Linux on it, it runs great except the GPU (Nvidia RTX 2060) seems to be pulling more energy than what the battery is able to supply. If I game with the laptop plugged the battery drains slowly, if I attempt to play with it on battery it powers off.

To make matters worse when this happens the battery completely shuts off and the laptop only turns on after I plug it, and when that happens most of the BIOS settings get erased (only password remains) which means that when this happens I need a live-usb to chroot back into my system and reinstall refind to be able to boot.

nvidia-smi does not appear to be able to handle power control on the card, bud I'm apparently able to underclock both clock and memory speed. Has anyone used this to setup some sort of underclock via acpi when on battery? Or something similar?. Also someone with more experience under/over clocking nvidias on Linux thinks this is a good solution is has a better idea?

05/03/2020 19:59:00 CEST

Save 64% on Danganronpa 1 + 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/361/Danganronpa_1__2/
05/03/2020 19:51:15 CEST

The Fertile Crescent: a free RTS set during the bronze age in the ancient near east
URL: https://lincread.itch.io/the-fertile-crescent
05/03/2020 19:51:08 CEST

Call of Duty Warzone on Solus?


Has anyone tried running Call of Duty on linux? How would I go about trying? I'm using linux mostly for work stuff. Never tried to run a game on it.

05/03/2020 19:13:08 CEST

Lubuntu isn’t for gaming

I was making a project this quarantine, Im a gamer on Windows and a few days ago I see my 2 first Microsoft Gaming devices an Xbox 360 and my first laptop from 2012, the laptop works but Xbox not and now I want a Linux PC, I dislike a lot windows 10, and 8, and it makes my laptop works laggy (windows things) remembering during my informatics class a teacher teach me about Linux and Buntus distros, minutes later I take my distros cave (a HDD unit with distros) and my screwdriver set 72h later I make a hybrid with the Xbox case and adding to my laptop an extra dissipation with the Xbox heatsinks. Today it works with Lubuntu and after installing Lurtis I wanna think Which game is too light and can I run? The absolute response was League of Legends (lurtis helps with that) after try to install it 3 times doesnt works and I cant play at my potato. Thanks for reading.

05/03/2020 18:27:16 CEST

periphery with good linux support?

Which devices (like mouse, keyboard and headset) have good software support for linux? So there arent big disadvantage to the windows softwares. What can you recommend?

05/03/2020 18:06:49 CEST

Microsoft is making it a lot easier to access Linux files in Windows 10
URL: https://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-is-making-it-a-lot-easier-to-access-linux-files-in-windows-10/
05/03/2020 17:27:48 CEST

Age of Empires II crashing when setting any resolution higher than 800x600

I am trying to run Age of Empires II (The Conquerors Expansion, original version) under wine on my laptop with Arch Linux. It runs fine as long as I don't try to change the resolution to something higher than 800x600. When I do, it crashes immediately.

I have been trying to find out where the issue comes from for hours, with absolutely no success. My guess is that is has something to do with the way wine interacts with the graphics driver.

A few facts: - I have an Intel integrated graphics chip, with the i915 driver - Running AoE inside a virtual desktop does not fix the issue - I tried running it in an ubuntu virtual machine using libvirt+qemu. Using the basic guest graphics driver, the game runs fine with any resolution. Using the QXL driver, I run into the exact same issue. From what I understand QXL is closer to the underlying hardware, hence my supposition that this is a graphics driver issue. - The program exits with an X11 issue:

X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) Major opcode of failed request: 12 (X_ConfigureWindow) Resource id in failed request: 0x3600066 Serial number of failed request: 263 Current serial number in output stream: 266

I don't really know where to look now, or if I should file a bug (but is it a wine bug, a X11 bug, a i915 bug?), any ideas?

05/03/2020 15:52:53 CEST

Help With cemu

I am posting this here as I am assuming the issues I am having are with wine not cemu.

First of all, when I am Playing Paper Mario Colour Splash the controller cuts out in battle and I have to restart the game to get it to work again. The problem mainly exists in shy guy battles.

The second Problem I am having is when I tell cemu to use a separate screen for the game pad screen there is just a ton of graphical glitches until I turn that feature off.

My specs:

Sapphire HD Radeon 7950

4gb ddr 2 ram

Amd Phenom processor at 3.6 ghz 64 bit four cores.

Does anyone know what are causing these problems?

05/03/2020 15:43:48 CEST

How do you deal with fixed (low/4:3) resolution games?

Say the game's assets are in 800x600, and the only in-game options are windowed mode (fixed-size window with an 800x600 content area) and true fullscreen mode (actually switches the mode to 800x600).
In the first case, everything is tiny and bye-bye immersion. In the second, the mode-switching takes ages (> 10 s), and is not really all that stable or predictable, Alt-Tab is effectively off the table. If & how the image is scaled depends solely on the monitor -- this one here does a horrible job.
When I was running Windows, I'd just enable GPU scaling and be done with it, on Linux [Ubuntu] this has me tearing my hair out.

To be clear, what'd ideally happen is:
If a programme requests a resolution other than native, the system pretends the switch has happened, but really scales the programme's output, preserving aspect ratio. Alternatively, a way to transparently scale the contents of a programme's window would help.

As this computer has a nVidia card (but most are AMD, so I'd eventually need either two solutions or a vendor-agnostic one), I've been playing around with metamodes. I can set up a correctly scaled metamode no problem, and switch to it manually, but I can't get WINE to actually use it automatically -- no matter what I do, it prefers the real 800x600 mode. XrandR scaling experiments weren't very fruitful, either, as everything I do there affects the whole desktop. Besides, if I have to manually switch the mode every time, even the wait for the real mode switch is preferable.
I know people run wrapper scripts that automate some of this on launch & exit, but that still doesn't cover Alt-Tabbing in & out.

05/03/2020 15:33:58 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for May 03, 2020: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

05/03/2020 15:33:45 CEST

I’m on Linux Mint Cinnamon, but not sure if it’s good for gaming because of the list that was published with the latency issues. Is it best to move to Manjaro KDE?

Linux Mint has been great so far but I saw that overall the late du with Cinnamon can be 93ms for gaming while others are as low as Windows in terms of the latency. Which would be better for gaming and general use?

05/03/2020 12:21:59 CEST

Build21 First Snow Feature Freeze
URL: https://www.widelands.org/news/2020/Apr/15/build21-first-snow-feature-freeze/
05/03/2020 12:06:12 CEST

Down key gets stuck in Borderlands2 option menu

( I hope this is the right place to ask for help) I bought borderlands 2 today on steam and the down key in the option menu gets stuck so i can't change the resolution or anything else. Any idea how to fix it?

(I use a Dell Latitude 5491 with KDE neon User Edition 5.18 x86_64)

05/03/2020 12:05:40 CEST

Battlefield 1 perform flawlessly

I would just like to share with you my impression of battlefield 1 performance on linux.Yesterday, I bought Battlefield 1 (9.99 ).My system has an RX 570.

I installed lutris, with it's necessary Lutris Drivers and boom, I am shocked of how amazing it's performs. I get an average of 80-90 fps in campaign mode, with auto (most ultra) settings.

Come on EA DICE, you don't need to port your games, just provide native Windows Vulkan support and EAC (damn) compatibility and I will be a happy person.

05/03/2020 10:31:52 CEST

MangoHud 0.3.5 released
URL: https://github.com/flightlessmango/MangoHud/releases/tag/v0.3.5
05/03/2020 09:58:29 CEST

I want to switch to Linux but I'm holding back

Hey, I've been thinking about switching Linux for quite a while know. Pop_OS looks really cool and I only heard good stuff about Linux. I have a bit of experience with the command line and basic stuff because we learn Linux in my school. Now I plan to play, possibly stream a lot even if I switch but currently the only thing that's holding me back is that the main game I play League of Legends is not supported. I heard that there are methods to run games which are not supported, but with Riot releasing their new (kernel level btw lol) anti cheat to league aswell, I know it won't work for long. Is there any way to possibly outmanoeuvre this?

05/03/2020 08:49:18 CEST

Valve Updates Steam Survey Data For April With A Slight Linux Increase
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Steam-Survey-April-2020
05/03/2020 08:12:06 CEST

rFactor 2 on Wineskin Winery?

Anyone know how I can get rFactor 2 working with wineskin on macOS Catalina? I went as far as to game launcher, and when I launch the game, I see the rF2 logo, then it crashes and sends me back to the launcher. I have VC++ redists 2012 and 2013 which allowed me to go that further (before I couldn't even see the launcher) but something is clearly missing. I don't really bother about multiplayer as long as I can play the mods.

I installed using Steam, and I can run CS 1.6, GTR Evo, RACE07, but not rF2.

I used Wineskin Winery to make the wrapper, which uses the WS11WineCX64Bit19.0.1 engine, meaning it actually has the Wine 4.12 version.

05/03/2020 07:14:54 CEST


I want to game with my Ubuntu OS but some games I cant get to run on Ubuntu, any ideas?

05/03/2020 06:55:23 CEST

Engge, a reimplementation of Thimbleweed Park just released 0.5.0 alpha with savegame support!
URL: https://github.com/scemino/engge/releases/tag/v0.5.0-alpha
05/03/2020 05:04:06 CEST

How to dualboot without overwriting boot?

I haven't dual booted in so long because whenever I install Windows AFTER Linux, grub gets nuked and I'm not savy enough to repair it. I could only ever ge tit working if Linux gets installed after.

Running PopOS 20.04, want to install Windows now for Valorant

05/03/2020 04:36:21 CEST

Any Linux games with ray tracing besides Quake II RTX??

Just built a new pc with 3700x/2060 and have been enjoying Quake II RTX. Even if it runs at 45-50 fps at 1080p it is really amazing to see this in real time running natively on Linux.

I know VKD3D doesn't support RTX yet and it doesn't seem like Minecraft is going to come to Linux. Any demos or anything else to try? Thanks!

05/03/2020 04:23:32 CEST

Any way to play N64 netplay?

I've been trying to play Smash 64 with my buddies during the quarantine. I own the original game and console, but I can't find an emulator on Linux that supports netplay, outside of Dolphin, but we immediately get desynced.

05/03/2020 02:06:44 CEST

Steam (via playonmac) won't launch AoE II DE, keeps installing VC Redist Package.

Hi guys,

I've been wanting to play Age of Empires II Definitive Edition on my Mac. I've recently managed to set up steam via playonmac on my computer and installed the game successfully. Now, when I try to launch the game two things occur every time:

  1. Steam performs a first time setup and tries to install VC redist package.
  2. The game is shown to be 'running', then 'syncing', and then nothing happens.

I've read online that I should rename the AoE2DE_s.exe file into Launcher.exe, but that didn't help.

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

05/03/2020 00:21:59 CEST

Anyone know how to install dcuo on Mac with wine?

I want to play dcuo on my Mac but I don't really know my way around wine, can anyone help?

05/03/2020 00:12:12 CEST

Linux user share on Steam up to 0.89% from April
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey?platform=combined
05/02/2020 23:45:16 CEST

Mouse and kb unresponsive on The Withcer 3 GOTY (Lutris GOG)

I have a very weird bug, I launch the game fine and can use the mouse and keyboard to navigate the menus.

I can even use the space bar to skip cutscenes, but as soon as the game gives me control of Geralt my input is totally unresponsive.

Mouse doesnt turn the screen and the keyboard does nothing in-game, but the volume buttons work and alt+tab as well (In fact, since ESC doesnt open the in-game menu, I have to alt+tab in order to close the game)

Im using a wireless mouse and keyboard from Logitech along with Solaar.

Anyone had similar problems? Im totally lost.

05/02/2020 22:45:23 CEST

[Weekend Sale] The Caribbean Sail - $2.99 (75% off)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/657690/The_Caribbean_Sail/
05/02/2020 20:50:33 CEST

How To SetUp and Enable in 2 min Lutris Epic Store Performance Overlay Monitoring HUD on PC Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k0aYjhU_F4
05/02/2020 19:06:10 CEST

PSA: World of Horror on Steam on Arch Linux suddenly requires (lib32-)libffi6

I upgraded my system and suddenly couldn't get World of Horror to run. Well, not normally. For some reason it runs fine if I launch Steam in the command line, but not through the desktop. The only difference in stdout between running in a terminal vs. not, when trying to launch the game, was an error that libffi.so.6 was not found. Sure enough, a recent update to libffi has indeed removed 6 and given us libffi.so.7 instead, and I guess something within Proton that is required by World of Horror still depends on 6.

tl;dr If World of Horror won't launch for you in Proton, try installing libffi6 and lib32-libffi6 from the AUR might fix it. It did for me.

I've heard that this could be Steam's fault mishandling its own libraries, but I'm on native runtime and already tried reinstalling Steam from scratch, and that didn't fix it.

Perhaps {lib32-,}libffi6 should be added to steam-native-runtime's dependencies.

05/02/2020 18:39:29 CEST

May 2020 Humble Choice includes 5 Linux games: XCOM 2 + 2 DLC, Rise of Industry, W40k: Gladius, Swords Of Ditto and Niche
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/subscription/may-2020
05/02/2020 18:28:00 CEST

A simple mod manager for Bethesda games on proton

I thought I'd share this tool I created.

It's a simple program to install and activate mods in TES and Fallout games.

It is very bare-bones, so it's not really a replacement for something like Vortex, But I thought it might be useful for those who are manually installing their mods and hopping between launchers to change their load order.

Full link just in case: https://github.com/e-k1/tesf-loadorder

05/02/2020 18:25:27 CEST

Assassin's Creed Games on Mac

Has anyone here knows how to port AC 2 on Mac? I have been trying for a month and still coukd not get it working. If anyone knows, please give your solution below.

05/02/2020 15:58:34 CEST

The Godot Game Engine's Vulkan Support Is Getting In Increasingly Great Shape
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Godot-Vulkan-Report-
05/02/2020 14:41:14 CEST

Open-Source OpenXR Runtime Monado Seeing Better Performance, New Functionality
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Monado-April-2020-Features
05/02/2020 14:40:57 CEST

Wine and ping support on Ubuntu. A guide...

Recently a thread was started by /u/tjrissi discussing problems with Battlefield 4 and no ping in-game:


/u/SmileEdge1 provided a solution that I had never seen before:

setcap cap_net_raw+epi path/to/wine-preloader
setcap cap_net_raw+epi path/to/wine64-preloader
setcap cap_net_raw+epi path/to/wineserver

NOTE: The commands above must be applied to what ever version of wine you are running. If you are using a standalone version of wine (TKG/GE etc...) you must update the binaries associated with that version

This appeared to have mixed results with users. Some reporting success, others failure.

I am a Fedora user and a friend of mine is an Ubuntu user. The fix worked fine for me but my friend on Ubuntu had no such luck and was getting the following error:

wine: error while loading shared libraries: libwine.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Searching on the net shows others having similar problems but with no real solution.

After a couple of days trying different things and comparing Ubuntu against Fedora we finally worked out what was going on...

Using SETCAP to apply permissions has a security feature which results in the executables with SETCAP permissions ignoring LD_LIBRARY_PATH. This means that the executables with SETCAP applied are now relying on the library paths specified in the ld.so.cache only.

This is why the fix works for some distributions and not others. On Fedora there is a path specified to the system version of libwine.so.1 but on Ubuntu there is no such link.

!!!! STOP HERE !!!!!

The solution below has the potential to brick your OS if it is done wrong so only continue if you are experienced with linux and understand how to interpret errors if something goes wrong

You did read the bold warning above, didn't you? :)

So how do we fix this? Our solution was to create the following folder structure (location is irrelevant as long as it exists somewhere (home folder)):

setcap_wine_libs > 32 > libwine.so.1 (32bit symlink) setcap_wine_libs > 32 > libwine.so.1.0 (32bit library file) setcap_wine_libs > 64 > libwine.so.1 (64bit symlink) setcap_wine_libs > 64 > libwine.so.1.0 (64bit library file)

The lib wine files should be copied from the version of wine you are using (system wine example below): system wine(32bit) = /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/wine system wine(64bit) = /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/wine/

Once you have created the folder structure and added the correct files run the following commands (update the path(s) in the commands listed below to your setcap_wine_libs folder):

Note: Never point to the system wine folder that contains all of the wine libraries. This could brick your OS. You only want to point to a folder containing a single library (libwine.so)

echo "path/to/setcap_wine_libs/32" | sudo tee /etc/ld.so.conf.d/wine32.conf
echo "path/to/setcap_wine_libs/64" | sudo tee /etc/ld.so.conf.d/wine64.conf
sudo ldconfig

Try booting your game and cross your fingers. If all went well everything should now be working.

05/02/2020 14:36:20 CEST

Make an Action RPG in Godot 3.2 (P22 | Sounds + Hit Flash Effect)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot9M0TlxApU
05/02/2020 13:39:47 CEST

Should I use Proton or Proton GE?

What are the main differences?

05/02/2020 13:15:00 CEST

Gta sanandreas user tracks ?

Custom user tracks are not working in gta sanandreas. My spec manjaro latest version. Wine 5.3 any fixes?

05/02/2020 11:49:50 CEST

New Games You Can Play With Proton Since April 2020
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/new-games-you-can-play-with-proton-since-april-2020/
05/02/2020 10:53:56 CEST

The Godot Game Engine's Vulkan Support Is Getting In Increasingly Great Shape
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Godot-Vulkan-Report-
05/02/2020 10:39:01 CEST

Starcraft 2 problem on wine-staging 5.7

Salut! I have problems with SC2, basically game launches but when i try to play ladder or just create maps to 1v1 vs bots game crashes - it loads but after stuck.

05/02/2020 10:31:20 CEST

Stars! Nova returns!
URL: /r/4Xgaming/comments/gba6j1/stars_nova_returns/
05/02/2020 10:21:38 CEST

Brooms will be useful to loot the Neverlooted Dungeon!
URL: https://youtu.be/FDRGUjOH8PY
05/02/2020 10:14:53 CEST

One of my linux tutorials
URL: https://youtu.be/XYVmDxVmG5Y
05/02/2020 09:11:18 CEST

I interviewed Luke Usher (Cxbx-Reloaded developer)
URL: https://arcadestrikerblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/02/full-interview-with-luke-usher-cxbx-reloaded-developer/
05/02/2020 09:00:45 CEST

Payday 2 crashes or hangs after 30 minutes to 1 hour session on proton


Using Manjaro KDE Plasma distro, proprietary gpu drivers for gtx 1060 6gb and proton 5.0-7

Sometimes the game crashes if I switch between tabs in the menu or heist loadout screen quickly. Most of the time though it would just get into a loading screen (when loading a heist or exiting one) and just keep on looping, basically a softlock. I am also running mods, but this happens without them as well. Any help?

05/02/2020 08:53:35 CEST

what emulator would be best for playing android games?

Need some suggestion here! I badly wanna play android games. When I was in windows I used "Bluestacks". Now I'm using Manjaro. I've tried to install "Bluestacks" in wine but it didn't install it. Now I'm looking for an alternative for it.

05/02/2020 08:26:30 CEST

Which Distro do you use for Gaming?
URL: /r/linuxmasterrace/comments/gb7tyz/which_distro_do_you_use_for_gaming/
05/02/2020 08:04:06 CEST

Warfare 1944 and Operation: Harsh Doorstep (AMD) (Manjaro KDE)

One of the biggest project reality/squad/arma youtubers Bluedrake42 is developing two new games, one is Warfare 1944 (WWII FPS game) and Operation Harsh Doorstep (Free-to-play tactical military shooter)



The games are in current development and will support native Linux in the future.

Pre-alpha is available to those who pledge $15 on Patreon, you will get pre-alpha access to Warfare 1944 and O:HD. https://www.patreon.com/drakelinglabs

Currently I have tested Warfare 1944 on multiplayer with 64 people using Steam play proton and it runs flawlessly. However the game does not have anti-cheat yet, some anti-cheats could affect the compatibility with Steam play. I will continue to monitor the stability and voice any issues to the developers.

Warfare 1944 Manjaro Linux Testing using Steam Proton.

01 May 2020

Game Version: WF Pre-Alpha Build.

Linux Kernel: 5.6.7

Distro: Manjaro KDE 20.04

Proton version: 5.0-7

GPU: RX 590 @1580MHz - using default AMD Linux driver

Description: Warfare 1944 is currently working using steam proton 5.0-7 with no modifications needed.

Currently testing for any performance issues or crashes as updates are made. Also posted on ProtonDB and should be available soon.

The servers for O:HD are not up yet, so I could not test gameplay. I did manage to launch the game to the main-menu successfully.

05/02/2020 07:28:52 CEST

Drakeling Studios Warfare 1944 &amp; Operation Harsh Doorstep

One of the biggest project reality/squad/arma youtubers Bluedrake42 is developing two new games, one is Warfare 1944 (WWII FPS game) and Operation Harsh Doorstep (Free-to-play tactical military shooter)



The games are in current development and will support native Linux in the future.

Pre-alpha is available to those who pledge $15 on Patreon, you will get pre-alpha access to Warfare 1944 and O:HD. https://www.patreon.com/drakelinglabs

Currently I have tested Warfare 1944 on multiplayer with 64 people using Steam play proton and it runs flawlessly. However the game does not have anti-cheat yet, anti-cheat could affect the compatibility with Steam play.

Warfare 1944 Manjaro Linux Testing using Steam Proton.

01 May 2020

Game Version: Title: WF Pre-Alpha Build.

Linux Kernel: 5.6.7

Distro: Manjaro KDE 20.04

Proton version: 5.0-7

GPU: RX 590 @1580MHz - using default AMD Linux driver

Description: Warfare 1944 is currently working using steam proton 5.0-7 with no modifications needed.

Currently testing for any performance issues or crashes as updates are made. Also posted on ProtonDB and should be available soon.

The servers for O:HD are not up yet, so I could not test gameplay. I did manage to launch the game to the main-menu successfully.

05/02/2020 07:12:34 CEST

Let's give them the numbers how many of us are interested in this
URL: /r/EpicGamesPC/comments/gbx1vz/epic_games_and_linux/
05/02/2020 07:11:29 CEST

directx11 not working for steam?

I'm having a problem with steam where i try to run my game and i get shown this

"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"

05/02/2020 06:29:21 CEST

ASSISTANCE REQUIRED - I can't get Path of Exile (Delirium) to work


I am new to gaming on linux and recently installed games through steamplay and with proton to play them. A lot of games work this way. Even got Witcher Enhanced Edition working using PROTON-5.0.6. However I cant get Path of Exile to run. Steam says "Launching" and then game's status turns to running and finally it goes back to "PLAY" as if i never hit it.

I have tried installing Path of Exile directly through steam and also tried backup-restore from my Windows machine. Neither work.

I have tried various versions of default PROTON like 5.0.6, 4.2, 4.11.

On the Proton DB website for PathOfExile some people got it to wok with the available versions of Proton directly from steamplay (I have already tried with these versions as mentioned before). Some others are using the GloriousEggroll versions. I even got the latest version of that and someone had tested successfully. No luck. Some people here had even mentioned their commands for the Launch Options. I tried those as well with their respective versions.

I have also tried the Proton 3.16-6 Gallium Nine Extras 0.3.0 from here which i saw from a video here. This guy in the video got it running just fine and dandy. Even he had mentioned some Launch Options which I copied and tried but to no avail.

I am just SAD.

How do you get this to work? I know people are playing and having fun but how do I get there?

My system config :

Architecture:        x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):      32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:          Little Endian
Address sizes:       39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
CPU(s):              8
Vendor ID:           GenuineIntel
Model name:          Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
CPU max MHz:         3400.0000
CPU min MHz:         400.0000
Virtualization:      VT-x
RAM:                 8GB
Graphics:            Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2)
Graphics :           Nvidia 940MX 2GB

Debian 10 Buster
Gnome 3.30.2 (This shouldn't be a factor but still)
05/02/2020 06:28:44 CEST

Play video game ROMs on Raspberry Pi 4 with Debian Linux-based RetroPie 4.6
URL: https://betanews.com/2020/05/01/raspberrypi-linux-retropie-debian/
05/02/2020 05:25:20 CEST

Is SteamOS dead?

Last release was 9 months ago.

05/02/2020 05:24:06 CEST

Play video game ROMs on Raspberry Pi 4 with Debian Linux-based RetroPie 4.6
URL: https://betanews.com/2020/05/01/raspberrypi-linux-retropie-debian/
05/02/2020 05:22:45 CEST

Partial sound issues in steam games

I am noticing when I run some games through Wine Steam in lutris I get music but no sound effects. A good example is Call Of Duty Black Ops. I have tried telling the lutris runner to use alsa and pulseaudio and auto. All 3 of these just produce the same results. I have tried verifying the files in steam itself, and made sure the sound volumes are all up.

I am running wine-staging 5.7 with d9vk on archlinux. No custom builds.

Has anyone else had this issue before ?

05/02/2020 05:07:15 CEST

CS:GO has low fps even though I'm in good PC for CS:GO!

I've got PC which passes the minimum system requirement of CS:GO but when I play it fps are at rates of 15-25 even at lowest setting possible and I tried everything!
Any guesses why this happens even I though I pass the system requirements?

I'm on Arch Linux and PC basic config are these:
Intel i3-7100U @ 2.4 GHz
8 GBs Ram
Intel HD 620 Mobile (Kaby Lake)

05/02/2020 04:17:53 CEST

Silent Hill P.T. Remake (UE4)

If you haven't played this teaser for Silent Hill, check it out in PlayOnLinux


Note: you will have to search for the download, link isn't provided

05/02/2020 01:29:52 CEST

Question : sharing games between linux and Windows

Long time linux noob i have used alot of distro and got linux set up i know how to use it basically but i cant play games on it because i run windows for some games is there a way to share installed windows games with the linux mechin so i wont need to install again ?

I dual boot windows and linux

05/02/2020 00:20:55 CEST

Battlefield 3 in 2020. Is It Possible?

I've wondered if it's possible to play Battlefield 3 on Linux, specifically multiplayer. I've decided to try it and ran into a problem that I can't find a solution for.

Using Lutris I've installed Origin and downloaded Battlefield. Then I installed user agent addon to browser so that I can join a server. At this point it seems like it should work but the game launches in windowed mode with a blackscreen without sound. I can see in the battlelog page that it connects, loads a level but the window stays blackscreen. When I close that window before it shuts down game's cursor renders and I'm able to hear audio for a second.

Maybe someone has a solution?

05/02/2020 00:20:54 CEST

How To Install And Use MangoHUD With Game Launched From Steam And Lutris

Hi everyone.

Since MangoHUD appears to be all the range at the moment.


I thought I would create a short video on how to install it and use it with games launched through Steam and Lutris.


As usual for people who prefer a written tutorial, see below:


Terminal commands:

git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/flightlessmango/Ma...

cd MangoHud

./build.sh build

./build.sh package

./build.sh install


Right click on a game, choose Properties, click on SET LAUNCH OPTIONS and type in:

MANGOHUD=1 %command%


Right click on the game, click Configure, navigate to System preferences / System options / Environmental variables and use the following:


Value 1

Click Save.


Either use parameters listed on the github page or alternatively with a GUI tool called Goverlay.


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05/02/2020 00:14:51 CEST

Is Manjaro really the best for gaming?

I recently heard Manjaro is the best for gaming. The article didn't explain why though. Is that true?

05/01/2020 23:48:10 CEST

Hellpoint: The Thespian Feast (Hellpoint Demo) runs nice on Linux using Proton (Full game will be native Linux Demo does not (yet))
URL: https://youtu.be/68_mPIHk8ro
05/01/2020 23:37:43 CEST

Hellpoint: The Thespian Feast (Hellpoint Demo) runs nice on Linux using Proton (Full game will be native Linux Demo does not (yet))
URL: https://youtu.be/68_mPIHk8ro
05/01/2020 23:37:26 CEST

Better performance with Prime offload than exclusive nvidia performance mode?

I just switched from the Nvidia performance mode to the Prime offload mode through nvidia-settings and games feel smoother. Monster Hunter World even gave me a considerable fps boost with prime offload

Here with prime offload : https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/53600460/80725310-32b35e00-8b03-11ea-8e7a-476b395a2dc9.png

Here with nvidia "performance" mode : https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/53600460/80725348-3cd55c80-8b03-11ea-98bb-1d14d3cc5d54.png

Most games don't get this boost with prime offload, but just feel smother overall. How can this be explained ? Is there any tweak to make the nvidia performance mode more smooth ?

PS: If someone knows how to enable the coolbits option with prime offload I'd be glad

05/01/2020 23:29:20 CEST

Garrry's Mod Issues.

So not a while ago i installed linux mint on my laptop, and it's doing great.

I've installed Lutris and a few games, and since i own garrys mod i wanted to give it a try.

When running directly from steam (Linux build of garrys mod) it gave me an engine error just when i was about to load into the world. (All menus and stuff worked just fine, but if you try to load a server or a game i will always get the engine error)

Looking trough the discussion on the steam page i found several people with the same issue. So i thought that maybe running the game from Wine (Lutris) it would work.

Now the game wont even launch. I've tried using the compatibility settings on steam but they don't seem to work at all.

The furthest I've been from loading onto the world was when the loading screen told me it was loading the lua engine, then the game simply closed itself (but didn't stop running, i had to do a hard reset on my PC)

Garry's mod is the only game i own on steam so it would be great if i could get it running.

Also sorry for bad English or grammar mistakes.

05/01/2020 23:17:19 CEST

Undervolting RX580 via Corectrl


I try to reduce the fannoise on my nosi MSI Armor RX580 by untervolting it via Corecntrl (Manjaro, installed via AUR).

So, my question: How do it reduce the fan noise the most efficient way, while losing as little FPS as possible? By reducing the Power (Watt), or by reducing the frequency? right now, I have reduced the power from 135 Watt to 130 Watt, and I reduced the frequency by 50 MHZ)? My Card is just a little bit less noisy.

If anyone has managed to find the sweet spot here, please let me know.

05/01/2020 23:04:36 CEST

Discord: Streaming Application

Hallo, I need your help: I have to stream an Application on Discord (0.0.10) on Ubuntu (18.04) for University. But When I want to stream any application, Discord does not display any of the running applications. None of my friends has this issue. Can you help me please, it is very importand.

The only thing I can stream is the entire screen.

05/01/2020 22:42:45 CEST

whats the difference between wine-staging and wine tkg? and some other questions

also does pba patches work with new wine versions like wine-5.7?

im trying to find this patch Proton Fullscreen hack (Allows resolution changes for fullscreen games without changing desktop resolution) i can t find it

i installed the fsycn kernel patch long ago does wine-staging work with this patch or just proton?

can fsync and esync work together?

05/01/2020 22:41:41 CEST

Assassins Creed Odyssey with Steam Controller

ACO works fine on Linux when enabling virtual desktop. The onli thing that messes me up is that I cannot use my steam controller configurations from steam; they just dont work inside the game. They did work before enabling the virtual desktop, but then i had to deal with the black bars that appear. Another solution to configure the controller (mainly for mouselike joystick mode and gyro aim) is to use sc-controller but for some reason my changes to the trackpad configuration dont work.

Does any of you have an idea how to resolve this issue?

Im on Manjaro Linux (i dont know what other information would be usefull, just ask)

05/01/2020 21:16:40 CEST

Warframe updated today :/

I made this post over in warframe:

But basically, with the new installation from Lutris, it does the launcher (instead of the old script that substituted for the launcher), and that launcher recognizes that it needs about 30 gigs, which it claims to download, but never does anything at all.

Anyone else run into this?

05/01/2020 21:13:09 CEST

question about Steam and dotfiles

Hi, I'm planing new build of my system. Just wondering which steams settings could I include in my dotfiles repo in order to keep my setting, especially proton setting, so I will not have to remember to turn them on each time I reinstall system.

05/01/2020 20:21:16 CEST

Proton-5.0-7 Released
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Changelog
05/01/2020 20:00:30 CEST

Finally, how to flash AMD VBIOS in Linux
URL: https://andrealmeid.com/post/2020-05-01-vbios2/
05/01/2020 19:32:24 CEST

which distro should i use?

I'm thinking about moving to Linux , but I don't know which distro should i install (for gaming). should i use mangaro or steamOS (i Googled it and asked some Linux users and they recommended these 2 + i don't care if the desk top is easy or hard for Windows users)

05/01/2020 19:31:33 CEST

FNA 20.05 (XNA4 reimplementation) is out with a brand new 3D graphics library 'FNA3D'
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/fna-2005-xna4-reimplementation-is-out-with-a-brand-new-3d-graphics-library-fna3d.16560
05/01/2020 19:26:28 CEST

Discussion - laptop iGPU + eGpu vs laptop discrete GPU

Hello everyone,

I hope this post does not violate any rule (it's not support I suppose).

I have a question. What would be the minimum laptop hardware to play games on medium with fullHD (using vulkan, dxvk etc)? (for games such as CS:GO, mobas, Witcher3, Skyrim)

In my particular use case: I use a thinkpad t480s i7-8550 with external rx 580 4GB on x2 lanes but moving in few months and can't take monitor and stuff. What laptop would substitute as pure mobile (no egpu nor desktop) from the offers in thinkpad X, T, P series and Dell lattitudes, precision and XPS? (ie, sturdy ones/good build quality; keeping somewhat low weight, excludes super monster laptops)

I've been reading on this for a while with no definitive answer. Looking forward for some opinions!! Thanks in advance! Have a good day and weekend!!

05/01/2020 18:36:10 CEST

Mesa 20 messing up games

Has anyone encountered any graphical issues in steam games, I tried playing portal 1 and 2 but the textures look all strange. Im using the new Ubuntu lts.

05/01/2020 18:15:17 CEST

Valve drops support for SteamVR on macOS to focus on Linux &amp; Windows
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-drops-support-for-steamvr-on-macos-to-focus-on-linux-windows.16552
05/01/2020 17:37:04 CEST

Them’s Fightin’ Herds, Reviewed on Linux with Proton
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/proton-reviews-thems-fightin-herds/
05/01/2020 17:02:12 CEST

Borderlands 3 Benchmark on Linux Gamemode on vs off using Proton. Graphics Preset Badass 1080p
URL: https://youtu.be/CDaejZpFNYQ
05/01/2020 16:01:49 CEST

Borderlands 3 Benchmark on Linux Gamemode on vs off using Proton. Graphics Preset Badass 1080p
URL: https://youtu.be/CDaejZpFNYQ
05/01/2020 16:00:44 CEST

Tk-Glitch wine-tkg and proton-tkg 5.7 released
URL: https://github.com/Frogging-Family/wine-tkg-git/releases/tag/5.7.r6.g7b0b95ee
05/01/2020 15:55:04 CEST

So protondb.com keeps getting more and more annoying and I am seriously considering stopping my reports.

First it was the removal of anonymous reports. Understandable and honestly needed but utterly annoying.

But now I have to whitelist a bunch of sites from my NoScript add-on just to make a report when I never needed to in the past. This isn't cool and the problem is that nothing changed to the report mechanism to warrant some 3rd party executing a script on my browser.

05/01/2020 15:42:06 CEST

Heroes of the Storm + Linux

To Those Who Play Heroes of the Storm...


I am wondering if there are those who run Linux and have been successful in playing HOTS in the Linux environment.

If so, what Linux OS did you use? Did you use Play On Linux? I am considering using POP! OS as the main OS or MX Linux.

Or do you dual boot with Windows and play HOTS only on Windows?

05/01/2020 15:35:48 CEST

Linux Gaming on Ryzen R5 2400G (Ubuntu 20.04 + Mesa 20.0.4)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qghQ8vcChiA
05/01/2020 15:33:06 CEST

Switching to linux fully

I love Linux I'm using pure arch and its just great is used Linux for a while but I'm going back and forth the only thing I can't get to work is virtualization with gpu pass through I have a gtx 1660 ti for my main Linux install but my gt 1030 seems to not like pass through if anyone can help many thanks.

05/01/2020 15:24:40 CEST

Silent hill 2 enhanced,problem trying to install DXKV[Ubuntu 18.04]

First i follow these steps from this video,imo its near complete(i think this guy did not install DXKV) with official links: https://youtu.be/DToZ9wU2qRk

So i reinstalled everything 18.04(because i think he forgot to install DXKV: So i try using this:


But the problem is still there and i my pc got black screen again !(7 times...install ,reinstall....) Also notice there is the same issue for other guys :

https://forums.lutris.net/t/vulkan-error/5297/16 https://forums.lutris.net/t/vulkan-is-not-installed-or-not-supported-by-your-system/8187

Please, any idea to fix this? im crashing my pc so many times, because just wanto play SH2 enhanced, i beg for your help please. P.d: processor :AMD apu A8 6600k Ram:8gb

05/01/2020 14:43:19 CEST

sc-controller , ds4drv broken in ubuntu 20.04. - apparently python2/python3 related

Sc-controller and ds4drv both appear to be broken for me in ubuntu focal. As far as i understand, both tools rely on python2 and expect it to be the default python-version while ubuntu seems to have switched the default version in focal to be python3. Has anybody else run into this issue and worked around it? Are there alternative ways to emulate a xbox-controller in linux? THANKS!

05/01/2020 14:01:26 CEST

Wine out of memory

I have 16GB of ram and I am running a game that all in one run time

when i run it, it says :

7 zip extraction error

out of memory

I really don't understand. I have more than 10GB free memory

05/01/2020 14:01:22 CEST

It took us 4 years and several character redesigns but we finally launched a game about a weaponized talking ball with agile limbs
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61R9tC46k6M
05/01/2020 13:04:41 CEST

Overwatch mouse problem

Initial mouse movement after spawning or using the radial menu leaves me pointed straight down at the floor. This makes the radial menu in game almost unusable. Anyone else have this problem? Fix?

05/01/2020 13:01:22 CEST

Save 35% on Mindustry on Steam (and it is open source)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1127400/Mindustry/
05/01/2020 11:47:31 CEST

Steam has multiple big sales going with the Golden Week Sale, Tower Defense Tag and tinyBuild
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/steam-has-multiple-big-sales-going-with-the-golden-week-sal-tower-defense-tag-and-tinybuild.16549
05/01/2020 11:46:43 CEST

Problem with Steam Proton and I can't figure out why.

Hi, sorry in advance if I'm on the wrong subdrive, I don't know how to post in the tech support thread, and the FLAIR for me is disabled.

Because of a problem with HDD, I was forced to reinstall Linux Mint, and so to reinstall Proton at the same time, I did the procedure as usual but it doesn't seem to work, I'm running on AMD, R5 1600 + RX5700.

Here is in detail what I did:

1- My SSD on which I install the Steam client and the HDD on which I install my games are in ext4, so nothing to report normally.

2- I update the X.Org Foundation drivers:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

sudo apt-get update

3- I update the drivers for Mesa Vulkan informed at this address: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Requirements

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kisak/kisak-mesa

sudo apt dist-upgrade

sudo apt install mesa-vulkan-drivers mesa-vulkan-drivers:i386

Python3 is installed

4- I install Steam with the Terminal

5- In settings, I activate my participation in the beta, I restart the client

6- In Steam Play, I tick and use the latest version 5.0-6 and I enable Steam Play for supported titles

7- In Shader-Pre Caching, I enabled Shader Pre-Caching (12MB pre-cached)

Well after doing all that, Proton doesn't seem to be working ! Despite further automatic updates to the drivers and the Steam client.

There's only one strange thing I noticed, usually, for every Windows game I installed with Proton, I had the OpenCL and Vulkan shaders set to "auto update enabled" for a few minutes before the game download started, now, its two icons sometimes appear for a few seconds and then disappear.

Thanks for you help and take care of yourself.

05/01/2020 11:16:31 CEST

Need help running Rayman games on Pop!_OS

I'm using Pop!_OS 19.10 and I cannot run Rayman games (Rayman Legends and Rayman Origins) respite most users has no issues with them at all on Linux (according to the proton db). Both games just exit almost immediately, no matter which proton version I am using. I also tried Lutris, same result. The proton log file shows an exception:

1770.723:0027:0028:trace:seh:call_stack_handlers handler at 0x7b486df0 returned 1
Unhandled exception: page fault on write access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x0035f372).
0035:fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
Register dump:
 CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:0063 GS:006b
 EIP:0035f372 ESP:0032f250 EBP:0032f344 EFLAGS:00010246(  R- --  I  Z- -P- )
 EAX:00000000 EBX:00000001 ECX:3bee0690 EDX:ffffffff
 ESI:0032f360 EDI:0032f39c
Stack dump:
0x0032f250:  0033e872 3bee0798 00000000 013e2050
0x0032f260:  00000000 0032f360 00000000 01eb8400
0x0032f270:  00000000 00000000 00373d68 0000001b
0x0032f280:  013e2000 203a5452 74736e49 006c6c61
0x0032f290:  00000000 0000000f 7bd1b247 00000000
0x0032f2a0:  00000000 00000000 00020019 00000000
=>0 0x0035f372 in uplay_r1_loader (+0x2f372) (0x0032f344)
  1 0x0033153a EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in uplay_r1_loader (0x0032f3e8)
  2 0x00331671 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in uplay_r1_loader (0x0032f3f0)
  3 0x00406cfa EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in rayman legends (0x0032f580)
  4 0x00405241 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in rayman legends (0x0032f9a4)
  5 0x00406f44 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in rayman legends (0x0032fe20)
  6 0x00406fcc EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in rayman legends (0x0032fe2c)
  7 0x00d1839d EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in rayman legends (0x0032fec0)
  8 0x7b4622c2 call_process_entry+0x11() in kernel32 (0x0032fed8)
  9 0x7b464136 start_process+0x105() in kernel32 (0x0032ffd8)
  10 0x7b4622ce start_process_wrapper+0x9() in kernel32 (0x0032ffec)
0x0035f372: movl    %eax,0x0(%eax)

Other games are running fine, I'm playing for example Battlefield and World of Warcraft regularly (well my kids at least). I'm pretty much stuck here to be honest, the only idea I have is to reinstall another distro, which I really don't want to do.

05/01/2020 11:07:31 CEST

Best way to play Fallout: New Vegas?

So, I remember fiddling a lot to play Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas on Ubuntu a few years ago, but it was very error prone and I never managed to get any of the modding programs to work.

In 2020, what's the best setup to run FNV on Ubuntu? Wine? Proton? Steam version or not? Which mod managers work well, if any?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I'll probably upgrade to 20.04 LTS soon, but I'm not in a massive hurry.

05/01/2020 11:04:28 CEST

Crossover and FitGirl Repacks

Is there a way to install FitGirl repacks using crossover instead of wine?

05/01/2020 10:58:48 CEST

I am the only one who have no problems with the nvidia driver/blob?

I mean that I just take the blob from my distro repo and reboot and everything just work.

05/01/2020 10:52:59 CEST

AoE2 DE: dual monitor setup

Hi guys, I was wondering if anybody got Aoe II DE to run properly on a multi-head setup. I've tried with the "Full Desktop" mode and the game is actually working on both displays but showing only on the left one (if I click on a UI item on the right, it works, despite showing my wallpaper). I've tried to mess with the xorg config files with no luck. Anybody has gone through the same?

05/01/2020 10:29:23 CEST

Playing regular games in VR works on linux finally!
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamPlay/comments/gbdiia/playing_regular_games_in_vr_works_on_linux_finally/
05/01/2020 09:11:27 CEST

NVIDIA Ampere GPUs to feature up to 8,192 CUDA cores, 256 RT cores, 1,024 tensor cores and 16 Gbps VRAM; RTX 3080 Ti to arrive before RTX 3060
URL: https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-Ampere-GPUs-to-feature-up-to-8-192-CUDA-cores-256-RT-cores-1-024-tensor-cores-and-16-Gbps-VRAM-RTX-3080-Ti-to-arrive-before-RTX-3060.463302.0.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
05/01/2020 08:05:49 CEST

Windows partition HDD not showing up in Steam

The hdd is mounted to /media/ and Steam isn't showing that folder


05/01/2020 06:58:26 CEST

Problems with overwatch + DXVK

On Arch (Xps 9560) with 1050, using lutris wine 5.6-2, DXVK 1.6.

Hi all, I installed overwatch today through lutris. When I enable DXVK I have a few issues, the client causes my system to hang like every 5 or so seconds which disappears once I'm in the actual game. In the game, the gameplay is smooth (60+ fps) and everything is fine until I eventually get what I presume to be a kernel panic (caps lock starts blinking, whole system freezes, etc.). I tried using journalctl but couldn't find too much useful to diagnose this.

I then tried disabling DXVK and the hangs during the client stop, though the framerate in game suffers a lot (drops to as low as 20 fps).

Also, DXVK works when I play league(though this is with wine-lol), and with league, everything runs fine.

The only difference I know between my league and overwatch install is that overwatch is not installed on the main ssd partition, though I don't think that will be much of an issue.


05/01/2020 06:06:32 CEST

Is there a good budget AMD card that can replace my 4GB 1050ti?

I made the mistake of getting a Strix GTX 1050ti a few years ago, and I'm wondering what I can replace it with without breaking the bank. It's a good card in Windows, but it absolutely sucks ass in Linux, because Nvidia.

Since it's a Strix model that uses an external power connector, unlike most 1050Tis, replacing it with another card that uses an external power connector shouldn't be an issue.

Anyway, what AMD cards have good driver support in Linux, and are at least roughly equivalent in performance to a GTX 1050Ti? I'd like something that has good Vulkan support. I don't mind looking at used cards either.

05/01/2020 05:07:49 CEST

Having difficulty installing a game

I just got Wine to play Star Wars: The Old Republic while in quarantine except when I tried to open up the installation setup.exe I got this message. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should do?


05/01/2020 04:30:15 CEST

Overlays causing microstuttering

Has anyone had an issue with overlays such as Discord causing incredibly awful microstuttering in games?

To test it out, start a video call in Discord, pop out the player, then click the 'pin to top" icon and play a full-screen game.

When I do this, my game becomes unplayably bad, but as soon as I remove the "pin to top" option, it all goes back to normal. Framerates remain fairly consistent, there's just something strange at work here.. if I had to guess, it's related to vsync somehow.

05/01/2020 04:19:31 CEST

Csgo crash after playing for 10 minutes consistently