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

Any way to force a game running in Wine (e.g. Overwatch) to grab a mouse after windows switch?

OW runs great in Wine, there are some quirks (left ctrl not working), but usually with easy workarounds (I just use a spare mouse button which turned out to be actually better than the left ctrl). Only thing I have an issue with is broken mouse lock (grab?) after I change to other window and back.

My use cases are seeing a notification from other program, checking it. And recently copying name and code of custom game mode (workshop). Or simply unintentionally using a shortcut from WM to switch windows/workspaces. When this bug happens, I usually finish match (don't want to leave to get a penalty or disadvantage a team even more) and exit the game because I am frustrated with constantly clicking on things on other monitor and being killed because of that.

I have "Mouse Warp Override" enabled in Lutris, but it doesn't seem to fix this. I have tried hax11, but that doesn't seem to see an Overwatch binary (no Overwatch profile is created in hax11 config directory).

I know I could disable my other monitors, but I would strongly prefer not to.

09/22/2019 09:48:37 CEST

2.5D Platformer "OSK" Released With Day 1 Linux Support.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1084870/OSK/
09/22/2019 08:05:10 CEST

Faerie Solitaire Harvest is updated (and still free for Linux)
URL: https://puppygames001.itch.io/faerie-solitaire-harvest
09/22/2019 04:46:05 CEST

Mesa drivers: Use a PPA or just update the kernel on Ubuntu?

First of all: Sorry for this silly question.

I just bought a Rx580, I'm waiting it to arrive and I want to prepare my PC to it. So I searched for a better way to stay updated, with a reliable driver, I looked to update the kernel (5.3 brings mesa 19.2) and found 3 popular PPAs:

Padoka: which is recommended by Valve. The latest MESA is 19.2 updated two months ago

Oibaf: popular ppa with bleeding edge packages. The latest MESA is 19.3 updated six hours ago.

Ubuntu-x-swat: an "Official" ppa. The latest MESA is 19.1.4 updated a month ago.

As you can see, there's a lot of differences on the "philosophy" between them, I prefer stability over bleeding edge software, but in case of driver which can receive real improvements, maybe bleeding edge is really preferably, unless it break frequently.

  • What should I use? Why?
  • Is preferably to not use any PPA and update the Kernel?
  • If I update the kernel and use a PPA, can cause some conflict?
09/22/2019 03:01:15 CEST

Questions about mix matching monitors and adaptive sync support (current / future)

*Im not asking for recommendations on hardware

Hey there,

Im about to make some monitor purchases and Im trying to plan for future purchases at the same time.

I want to buy two cheap-ish 1080 monitors for now, and eventually add a third high end monitor that will go in between the two cheap ones. Now, the high end I plan on being a 1440 res 120-144hz freesync/adaptive sync monitor.

Now I understand Linux support for adaptive is sketchy at best for now. But Im not even sure how it works under the best of circumstances and if it will work at all with what I plan, work sporadically, or if there are limitations in the technology itself that will always limit a setup like the one I plan.

I'm only going to care about the middle, high-end, monitor for adaptive sync since the others will be used for internet browsing / ssh terminals, etc

For this middle high end monitor to perform with adaptive sync do all monitors need:

1 to be the same res?

2 the same refresh rate?

3 to have an adaptive sync feature?

Any other questions I havent thought of that I should be asking, please share :)


09/22/2019 01:19:20 CEST

how do you install Gallium Nine in a wine prefix?

How do you install Gallium Nine in a wine prefix? I know you can do this to install DXVK into a wine prefix by download it here, extracting the zip folder and entering these commands.

cd /home/USER/Downloads/dxvk-1.4
export WINEPREFIX="/path/to/wine/prefix/"
./setup_dxvk.sh install

I do not want Gallium Nine installed system wide, just within a certain wine prefix.

09/22/2019 00:57:24 CEST

How to get Far Cry 5 running with Proton?

Hey guys,

I got a Problem: I've been trying to get Far Cry 5 running for hours now without success.

I already did this https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Far_Cry_5#Disable_Easy_Anti-Cheat

and I added -uplay_steam_mode to steam startup options

The errors I get are "Unable to detect Uplay Installation. Please make sure Uplay is installed"


"Unable to locate Uplay PC. Please reinstall Uplay PC"

Thanks in common if anyone got a fix for this.

09/22/2019 00:07:23 CEST

Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered on Linux


Has anyone managed to get Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered to work on Linux?
If yes plz tell my how.


09/21/2019 23:59:30 CEST

I need help with Vulkan on Manjaro

Hello, I'm a Linux noob and I've been trying to run games with steam proton for the past 5 hours with no success. When I click "Play" in Steam, the game says it's running, nothing happens and after a minute or so it stops saying that it's running. What I found on google suggested that the issue is that Vulkan is not installed so I tried the command "vulkaninfo" and the result was "bash: vulkaninfo: command not found". How do I install Vulkan?

09/21/2019 23:19:00 CEST

Darkplaces random glitches

Has anyone else been having random glitches in Darkplaces (Quake 1) for the last few months?

It was amusing at first when lifts and buttons would randomly jam or the skyboxes would be wrong (purple clouds on maps like E1M1 where it should be blue for instance). After a while though it has become kind of old. Every once in a while a vital map piece will malfunction making it impossible to complete the level.

It used to run perfectly. Quakespasm does still run correctly. The issue seems to be specific to Darkplaces.

09/21/2019 22:48:03 CEST

Is there a way to install Windows versions of Linux native games through steam?

I am trying to play Borderlands 2 with my friends (on windows) and it won't connect because I am "playing and out dated version of the" of Borderlands, or at least that is the error that I am getting.

So I'm curious if I can install the windows version and see how that goes.

Thanks for any help in advance.

09/21/2019 21:39:11 CEST

How do you financially support Linux Gaming?

Not questioning anyone who doesn't/can't, just I'm starting to find myself less financially constrained than I used to be and wondering where people support. I'll add the disclaimer that I've been using open source software for years and haven't thrown any money at it yet, I'm not saying there's any obligation for people to do so.

Steam has done wonders for Linux gaming but I've financially 'supported' them plenty already (I have a big game library with them, and will keep buying their games over any other store even if it takes longer).

I'm thinking of going with throwing some money at Lutris, most of the open source software I use outside of gaming is already supported commercially to some degree, but recently I've moved closer to the Linux Desktop and they've been invaluable for getting games working for me with good performance.

So, for those who do financially contribute to Linux and Open Source, where do you contribute financially and why?

09/21/2019 21:27:57 CEST

Speed Art Inkscape: Stylish business card for the Linux system administrator
URL: https://youtu.be/QMRSmEzsTmA
09/21/2019 20:10:38 CEST

RX 550 - 1080p Linux gaming in 2019
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx_AFF5KR1k
09/21/2019 18:55:34 CEST

Untitled Goose Game works great under Proton!

I haven't seen any discussion on getting this game to work on linux/wine yet, so I spent the morning trying it out.

I downloaded the game through various sources, since I'm unable to run the Epic Store on linux. I wanted to buy this to support the developers but the Epic exclusivity prevents me from doing so. For now anyway, if you want to run this on linux you can either hoist the jolly roger, or use a windows computer to install Epic, purchase and download it, then copy the files to your linux computer.

So far I've been unable to run the game using wine or proton directly. Wine gives a unity error, and steam's proton when run from the command line just freezes.

It's kinda janky, but what worked for me is to download another unity game via steam, then stick the Untitled Goose Game files into its directory. In my case, used Cuphead. I figured whatever settings Proton uses for a Unity game should work for UGG, and I was right. If you have any other Unity game in your steam library, substitute it below.

Step 1: Install cuphead via steam.

Step 2: Copy the UGG files into the cuphead directory.

  • Open a terminal
  • Type cd ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Cuphead
  • Type rm * -rf to delete cuphead's files
  • Type cp -R ~/Downloads/Untitled.Goose.Game/* . to copy the UGG files into the cuphead directory
  • Type mv Untitled.exe Cuphead.exe to rename the exe
  • Type mv Untitled_Data Cuphead_Data to rename the data folder

Step 3: Use steam to launch Cuphead. Untitled Goose Game plays flawlessly for me on integrated graphics

If anyone knows what DLLs and stuff are required to get this working on vanilla wine, let me know!

Anyway, for the patient linux gamers out there, it looks like when this launches on Steam (god knows when), it'll work flawlessly via Steam Play.

09/21/2019 18:48:10 CEST

DXVK 1.4 released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4
09/21/2019 17:13:01 CEST

Amdgpu: current state, what can be expected in the future? And: difference between amdgpu and amdgpu-pro?

I have been a Nvidia-owner for years in both, Linux and Windows, but I made a switch some time ago towards AMD graphics in Windows, because Team Green just overdrove it a little bit with "we charge $50 more for 2Gb VRAM less". Anyway, I had a Nvidia GF 750Ti in my Linux rig (running openSUSE Tumbleweed and Kubuntu 18.04.3) until last week and I replaced it by an AMD Rx570. With that I had somewhat high expectations because literally everywhere I searched for news and infos, people were going on and off, how bad Nvidia is and how much the amdgpu driver has improved.

Result: disappointment on my side. The performance is kind of... meeh. I don't recognize that much more performance as I would expect, given that the Rx570 literally smokes this tiny 750Ti under normal circumstances. Sometimes the Rx570 is even worse. The fan control of the amdgpu driver is just freakin' ridiculous. In Motorsport Manager, which is just a stupid management game with some small 3d effects, the fans run on 100% and the whole thing is stuttering like shit. My old Nvidia (its a fucking 750Ti!) starts the fans on lowest level with that game and there is no stuttering at all...

Thats why I wanted to ask, if anyone knows what is to be expected for the future? Will there be any further development in amdgpu or is this all we will get?

I read that the amdgpu-pro driver is basically a compliment to the amdgpu driver. So what is the difference between these two? Is amdgpu-pro just an add-on for OpenCL and professional computing or something or is there also improvement on the fan control or something in there?

Any opinions?

09/21/2019 16:55:34 CEST

My free Linux Game

I've just ported my platformer game, Fruit Man Adventures, to Linux. Just like SuperTux, it is a retro style platformer with original level design, graphics and soundtrack. The port itself is not 100% at the moment, so your feedback would be very good.


09/21/2019 16:42:47 CEST

Is it me or my card?

Trying to get wow playing via lutris dxvk, but I have the very minimamal card with vulkan support ( the hd 4000) I've had it look like it's working a few times, but loading of a rendered game mouse ( the hand from wow) on a black screen is as far as it seems to go, should I just use wine without vulkan, or try gallium 9?

I don't even know if wow still works in dx9 mode anymore on that topic. Any help would be appreciated.

09/21/2019 16:39:20 CEST

Elite (1984) free on the Frontier Store [BBC Micro emulator required]
URL: https://www.frontierstore.net/games/elite-dangerous-cat/elite1984.html
09/21/2019 16:37:50 CEST

Anthem working on Linux?

Hey there,

is by chance anyone able to play this game atm? It worked pretty good for me after it's release, then the Origin updater went further downhill and always reported that it is in offline mode. I managed to fix it then with a certain version of the updater that you get on Lutris too, but upon entering the game, I was always falling thru the ground beneath the game world and then the client crashed. People reported that issue to EA on windows as well, but there was no good solution, except reinstall your graphics drivers. Nowadays the launcher is still borked, except for the version on Lutris, but even tho the game downloads, it won't launch for me. It does load and then crashes with an unreadable exception error in wine.

I have tried several wine and Proton versions on Mesa, mesa-aco and amdvlk but no luck.

Is someone maybe having some more luck than I have?

Greetings, ~ent

09/21/2019 16:15:57 CEST

(4th of 4 surveys) How esports improve the sponsors’ image? (Only for people who watch/participate in esports) [Ends on 7 October 2019]

Hello everyone, Im doing my PhD in marketing and Im focusing on esports sponsorships. Until the end of 2019, I will be doing 4 different surveys on this topic. Each survey will be launched only once and on different months to avoid fatiguing the community. The only exception is the 2nd survey which will be launched a second time, one month after all 4 surveys have been launched, because I need a larger sample for the 2nd survey.

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

This is the 4th survey. It takes about 8 minutes to complete and is related to how esports improve the sponsors image. Here is the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyH0RV3AUDqtTb1L9ZJiHZRxBiMFelgh7aVXnBgRsaCBIlWA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you so much in advance.

I understand that this subreddit is not strictly related to esports but, since it has a gamer user-base, there may be some who watch/participate in esports.

If you are interested in easily following my next surveys (and their results), you can follow me here on Reddit or on Twitter: @EsportsAnalyses

This survey has been approved by the kind moderators.

09/21/2019 15:55:34 CEST

Optimus manager 1.2 brings support for GPU hybrid mode
URL: https://github.com/Askannz/optimus-manager/releases
09/21/2019 15:51:17 CEST

Save 91% on Company of Heroes 2 Master Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/8559/Company_of_Heroes_2_Master_Collection/
09/21/2019 15:03:33 CEST

Save 70% on Tower of Time on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/617480/Tower_of_Time/
09/21/2019 15:03:25 CEST

El Tobogán Gigante de Adobt Me en Español - Roblox
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztBOwfxgwJE&feature=share
09/21/2019 14:44:17 CEST

LEGO Batman Trilogy is now free on epic games store

It is free on Epic Games store and the games work well on linux. For 16:9 aspect ratio monitors use the 4:3 aspect ratio and your current resolution. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/bundles/lego-batman-trilogy

09/21/2019 12:51:26 CEST

Batman Arkham Asylum on EGS


The game is DRM free on EGS so you don't need to use the launcher to play.
Unfortunatly when i launch the game, i a crash window and i don't where come from the issue :


Someone has an idea how to resolve this issue ?

09/21/2019 10:36:14 CEST

I’m running a windows version of steam on playonlinunx and the download button underneath fallout 4 is not showing up even though it does for all the other windows only games. Your help would be appreciated.
URL: https://i.redd.it/7pws571zpvn31.jpg
09/21/2019 07:00:49 CEST

How the frig to I install Vkd3d?

I have only ever installed wine through package managers or lutris and I have absolutely no idea what this page means.

As far as I can tell, there are absolutely no guides for installing Vkd3d or any other wine library for that matter. Is there any further documentation for how to install this? Where do I put files? it fails at ./configure, with an error;

configure: error: vulkan.h not found.

I have vulcan installed. Do I need to fresh install wine? The Vkd3d page has 2 sections, one for compiling the package and one for building with dx12 support. Do I need to do both? How do I do that?

If anybody could help me I'd be forever grateful, im pulling my hair out and nowhere else on the internet seems to be useful

09/21/2019 06:52:36 CEST

Split/Second (2010) running with D9VK + Wine Staging
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RmKdn28fgo&feature=share
09/21/2019 06:20:38 CEST

Anyone tried the new modern warfare games beta yet?

Was wondering if its working considering they redid the engine this time.

09/21/2019 05:11:40 CEST

Gamepad/joystick for playing steam games on linux?

I'm looking for a new wireless gamepad to play my steam library games and I don't want anything form microsoft.

My options are the logitech f710 or PS4 controller (with bluetooth dongle). I'm really into the logitech f710 because of the design and because I'm kind of a logitech fanboy, but also because it has a Xinput/Dinput selector switch. What do you guys recommend I get?

Oh, also the Steam Controller is not an option for me, very expensive here in Brazil.

09/21/2019 05:09:37 CEST

Madden NFL 20 works on Linux

In case anyone was wondering, Madden NFL 20 works very well using the latest wine and dxvk. I used the Origin install script on lutris.net to install it. I was even able to use an Xbox one controller no problem.

09/21/2019 04:48:01 CEST

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) Testing

This might be a silly question at this point, but has anybody else had any success getting the Modern Warfare Open Beta to work on Linux? I've been trying to get it running under Lutris through Battle.net with different versions/settings for Wine to no avail so far.

DX12 and Visual C++ 2017 are 2 requirements I've been able to deduce so far..... but if anyone can help us make some inroads to getting this running on Linux with Wine/DXVK etc. during this free open beta period this weekend, it'd be greatly appreciated. :)

09/21/2019 04:27:30 CEST

Wondering how to play Stardew Valley on Linux, but with one steam account, one copy of the game, on one tv, with two controllers?

Like the title said, I'm wanting to get stardew valley to play with my wife. I heard that it has multiplayer, but then saw that there's no local co-op (couch co-op if you will). And me being a cheapskate, I would rather not have to buy two copies of the game and make her a steam account. . If I have to make her a steam account though, I am willing to do it. I also want to run the game on one computer. And on Linux because I don't want to pay for Windows and the game is native to Linux. So I'm wondering if anyone has done this, or if anyone has suggestions on how to do this. I don't super care about cloud saves on steam, but obviously want the game to be saved somewhere. Thank you for any information you can give!

09/21/2019 04:16:06 CEST

Crying Suns on Steam (proton)


Thought i'd share this with anyone who is interested. It's a nice game, ran straight out of the box with proton and no tweaking and no performance or visual differences from windows. Remember to set your steam store preferences to have linux ticked if you're adding to wishlist.

09/21/2019 01:43:54 CEST

Just some of the games coming to Linux in 2019, the September edition
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/just-some-of-the-games-coming-to-linux-in-2019-the-september-edition.15010
09/20/2019 23:43:09 CEST

My Linux experience with the Valve Index (it's not great)
URL: https://youtu.be/AZg9lTN64K0
09/20/2019 23:00:04 CEST

Indivisible Animated Opening by Studio TRIGGER and Titmouse (FULL VERSION)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H08y7_AFygU
09/20/2019 22:57:22 CEST

Anyone got Modern Warfare beta to work?

I've just installed the game and tried to run it via the Overwatch runner on Lutris, but it didn't work. I'm using Arch, btw.

Got this from Lutris console:

wine: Unhandled exception 0x80000003 in thread 176 at address 0000000010001A60 (thread 0176), starting debugger...
warn:  D3D11Texture2D::QueryInterface: Unknown interface query
warn:  f8fb5c27-c6b3-4f75-a4c8-439af2ef564c
warn:  D3D11Texture2D::QueryInterface: Unknown interface query
warn:  f8fb5c27-c6b3-4f75-a4c8-439af2ef564c

If anyone has any success running it, let us know!

09/20/2019 22:43:07 CEST

Yuzu now boots and goes in-game in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
URL: https://twitter.com/yuzuemu/status/1174851444714946561
09/20/2019 22:02:06 CEST

Natural Selection 2 dev kept "Last working native linux client version" as beta branch and provided Proton info
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/4920/discussions/0/2692512878719460182/?tscn=1568973412#c1628538005512564029
09/20/2019 21:22:36 CEST

Help me test game

can anyone help test my game out? if it doesn't work let me know what version of linux you use



09/20/2019 21:13:13 CEST

Taking the next step for TuxClocker
URL: https://jkuokkanen109157944.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/taking-the-next-step-for-tuxclocker/
09/20/2019 20:30:14 CEST

Can someone help me troubleshoot this please? Sound, but no voices and the game doesn't progress. (Skyrim LE, Ubuntu 18.04, WINE stable 4.0.2) [more details in comments]
URL: https://v.redd.it/5r8omtcibsn31
09/20/2019 19:35:36 CEST

What’s your favourite racetrack in a Linux game?

Us at Feral HQ want to know: whats your favourite racetrack in a Linux game, and why?

The hottest takes may be featured in our next newsletter which you can sign up for here.

Have excellent weekends. :)

09/20/2019 18:42:21 CEST

Epic games giving away 6 Batman titles

Just thought I would pass it along.

3 regular Batmans and 3 Lego Batmans

Epic game launcher installs great with Lutris. Ignore any DXSetup errors.

After Epic is installed use it to install the title you want to play.

I have only installed Lego Batman 1 of the trilogy. Plays fine at full resolution. If Robin has issues walking up metal with his magnetic boots turn on vsync in the settings. This helps with the robot as well. Install the joypad / Xbox gamepad stuff and it plays fine for 2 players.


09/20/2019 17:14:48 CEST

Hot Lava from Klei Entertainment is in the works for Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/hot-lava-from-klei-entertainment-is-in-the-works-for-linux.15055
09/20/2019 16:09:01 CEST

Shipping Out in PlayOnLinux

A simple mystery friendship adventure game. Runs in PlayOnLinux with DXVK



09/20/2019 14:01:47 CEST

A French court has ruled that Valve should allow people to re-sell their digital games
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/a-french-court-has-ruled-that-valve-should-allow-people-to-re-sell-their-digital-games.15054
09/20/2019 13:16:55 CEST

Save 59% on Europa Universalis IV: Empire Bundle on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/6481/Europa_Universalis_IV_Empire_Bundle/
09/20/2019 12:05:34 CEST

Save 50% on Enter the Gungeon on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/311690/Enter_the_Gungeon/
09/20/2019 12:05:19 CEST

Save 85% on Tomb Raider on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/203160/Tomb_Raider/
09/20/2019 12:05:00 CEST

Bloody Rally Show: Announcement Trailer
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KUD8QPbZjY
09/20/2019 07:47:15 CEST

Kernel 5.3 is a beast

Anyone else using it? Depending on the game I get a 10-20% FPS boost. I'm on a Threadripper and I noticed the idle cores have dropped from an average of 2200 mhz to 1800 mhz, while the active cores boost up more often.

09/20/2019 05:49:47 CEST

Top Down Shooter "Police Stories" Released With Day 1 Linux Support.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/539470/Police_Stories/
09/20/2019 05:38:15 CEST

[Update] It's been over a year now so here's the post-launch update about my game Finger Jets you wanted

So I released my game FingerJets on steam with Linux support at launch over a year ago and this was one of the first places people liked it. There was over 30 comments, many people who said they purchased it and it's still one of my top 5 reddit posts by karma ever. So thanks again for all the support guys!

So how did it work out for me?

I wish I could say I sold a ton of copies and made a ton of money, but basically I broke even on the steam submission fees. Still happy with that, building the game was a great experience and would easily do it over again. Oh, and it doesn't look too bad in my portfolio either.

What is the Linux sales ratio for an indy?

Steam stats say there are about 11% of sales done from Linux. The last individual sale was June 22/2018 (probably from one of you viewing my OP). Nobody has discovered it recently on steam from Linux. Although I do continue to get a small trickle of sales from people that discover it on Windows.

Well, that was the update. Hope it's what you guys wanted. AMA else.

Link to OP: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/8enaho/how_i_made_a_game_for_linux_and_other_platforms

09/20/2019 04:58:41 CEST

I am getting this error. How to run batman arkham asylum from epic games?
URL: https://i.redd.it/q9mryjsognn31.png
09/20/2019 03:15:38 CEST

Just. No.
URL: https://i.redd.it/srxyi15fdmn31.jpg
09/19/2019 23:33:53 CEST

Chrome/Chromium 60 Hz issue resolved, and due to be released in December. Chrome will no longer be locked to 60 FPS and will look smoother on high-refresh displays.
URL: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=535392#c48
09/19/2019 23:15:08 CEST

Manjaro with 5700xt: How to update Kernal

Running Manjaro with a 5700xt.

How do I roll to Mesa 19.3 and kernal 5.3?

09/19/2019 23:09:44 CEST

any way to run up black ops 2 on linux?

hey a friend just shared me all the DLC of BO2 so i tried to made it work on lutris w wine steam and every time i try to start the game it shows "unhandled exception caught" any help is appreciated

09/19/2019 22:46:40 CEST

Phoenix Point Backer Build - Borked?

Hi guys,

Phoenix Point used to work just great if you installed it through the Lutrisified Epic Games Store. Since the update it seems to crash as soon as I move the camera in a battle.

Anyone else got this and any potential solutions?

I'm running up-to-date Arch.

09/19/2019 22:37:55 CEST

any way to run up black ops 2 on linux?

hey a friend just shared me all the DLC of BO2 so i tried to made it work on lutris w wine steam and every time i try to start the game it shows "unhandled exception caught" any help is appreciated

09/19/2019 22:25:22 CEST

AC: Origins Benchmark - Proton vs Windows 10
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5tFjl89Xtk
09/19/2019 22:05:46 CEST

AC: Origins Benchmark - Proton vs Windows 10
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5tFjl89Xtk
09/19/2019 22:05:32 CEST

Overland - Release Trailer (Now available on Steam, GOG, itch.io)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjA9A2CfpI4
09/19/2019 21:45:12 CEST

Mesa's Disk Cache Code Now Better Caters To 4+ Core Systems
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-Disk-Cache-Quad-Core
09/19/2019 21:10:49 CEST

Valve have released two more experiments into Steam Labs
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-have-released-two-more-experiments-into-steam-labs.15053
09/19/2019 20:54:19 CEST

Internet Connection Keeps Crashing When Playing MTGA


I use wine through Lutris. My internet connection drops "randomly".

I say randomly because it can happen 5 times in the same hour or not at all for a couple of days.

Once it happened and I happened to be running some command in the console.

Doing sudo ntfsundelete -m "\" -s /dev/sdb2* gets the connection responding again.

I'm not sure if it's the sudo part or the ntfsundelete part of it that gets it going again, but it does.

I don't know what to provide or look at in terms of logs to troubleshoot this issue.

I'm more than willing to provide more data if required, and I'm also curious to hear if you encountered a similar issue what your solution was.

Thank you !

09/19/2019 20:45:10 CEST

COD MW 2019 Beta

Hey guys

Its just released right now. Anyone knows if it works on wine?


09/19/2019 20:36:31 CEST

BOCproject announcement trailer: multiplatform 4X indie game
URL: https://youtu.be/5fjZ8zU1IAI
09/19/2019 19:15:34 CEST

Physics-based space shoot 'em up Hyper Ultra Astronautics allows up to 16 players for total madness
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/physics-based-space-shoot-em-up-hyper-ultra-astronautics-allows-up-to-16-players-for-total-madness.15049
09/19/2019 17:42:18 CEST

Running The AMD "ABBA" Ryzen 3000 Boost Fix Under Linux With 140 Tests
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-3900x-abba&num=1
09/19/2019 17:27:39 CEST

2D Adventure Game "Jenny LeClue - Detectivu" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/jenny_leclue_detectivu
09/19/2019 16:51:35 CEST

Total War Saga: TROY officially announced and it will be coming to Linux next year
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/total-war-saga-troy-officially-announced-and-it-will-be-coming-to-linux-next-year.15052
09/19/2019 16:33:00 CEST

Valve's ACO Shader Compiler For The Mesa Radeon Vulkan Driver Just Landed
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-19.3-Lands-RADV-ACO
09/19/2019 15:43:43 CEST

How to enable fsync

I use an fsync enabled kernel (Linux fsync from the AUR) And wine tkg which has the fsync patches enabled. I also pass the WINEFSYNC=1 env variable to the game when starting it but the performance is terrible compared to esync thus is doesn't seem to be enabled.

Did I miss something to enable it?

09/19/2019 15:19:46 CEST

Nvidia Vulkan Dev Drivers 435.24.02 Released


September 18th, 2019 - Windows 436.39, Linux 435.24.02

  • New:
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed a regression introduced in 435.19.02 that would cause some applications which use the VK_KHR_display extension to segmentation fault
09/19/2019 13:59:35 CEST

Save 60% on Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/495110/Enigmatis_3_The_Shadow_of_Karkhala/
09/19/2019 12:21:30 CEST

Save 75% on Europa Universalis IV on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/236850/Europa_Universalis_IV/
09/19/2019 12:20:37 CEST

Get paid to work on Proton/Wine if you can get the job
URL: https://www.codeweavers.com/about/jobs
09/19/2019 11:08:24 CEST

ACO (Valve's high performance shader compiler) submitted for inclusion in mainline Mesa
URL: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/merge_requests/2009
09/19/2019 11:02:57 CEST

A newbie's gaming experience on Manjaro 18.1
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/ManjaroLinux/comments/d6aicu/a_newbies_gaming_experience_on_manjaro_181/
09/19/2019 09:27:55 CEST

2D Point and Click Game "Little Misfortune" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/little_misfortune
09/19/2019 06:55:05 CEST

Destination Linux 139 - Gaming - Freakout: Calamity TV Show
URL: https://destinationlinux.org/episode-139/
09/19/2019 06:18:28 CEST

Jenny LeClue is coming Sept 19
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/319870/Jenny_LeClue__Detectivu/
09/19/2019 06:07:39 CEST

AMD Linux Driver's LRU Bulk Moves Can Be A Big Help For Demanding Linux Games
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMDGPU-LRU-Bulk-Moves-Valve
09/19/2019 04:52:04 CEST

Ryzen 5 2600X Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler - Currently $100+ off - Only $149
URL: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B428V2L
09/19/2019 01:36:07 CEST

Tokyo Xanadu Ex+ (GOG version): Unable to get past first cutscene

So I bought Tokyo Xanadu Ex+ from GOG because it was on sale and tried to run it on Lutris. It appeared to be running fine. The game recognized my Dualshock 4 and the framerate was smooth. However, the game just can't seem to get past the first cutscene. The screen would just go black and stay there. I tried running it on Proton and Wine Staging, but I would always get the same result.

I also copied and pasted a save file that takes place after the cutscene from my Windows laptop to see if I could get around the issue. However, I would run into the same black screen.

This is baffling because on Protondb, it's marked as Platinum, so I have no idea if my system has something missing or if Proton/Wine just can't run the game flawlessly yet.

09/19/2019 01:34:34 CEST

Qanba Drone Arcade Stick on Arch Linux

I have a Qanba Drone that I'm looking to use for Nullpomino Tetris. From what i've heard, ps4 controllers work "out of the box" with linux, but nothing detects my controller being plugged in and it isn't listed anywhere in my devices. I've checked out the gamepad article on the Wiki and it's surprisingly unhelpful. Note I don't have steam installed, and I don't really want to install it if possible. Any tips?

09/19/2019 00:15:15 CEST

New Gitlab Mesa bug tracker is up


Issues from the old Bugzilla are being migrated to the new tracker.

09/18/2019 22:13:36 CEST

Battlefield 3 in Lutris, DirectX error, error 327684:1

I'm trying to install Battlefield 3 in Lutris, however even if I install the vcredist packages from 2010 to 2017 in winetricks, I can't seem to get the game to fully install without receiving a pop-up DirectX error message with the error code 327684:1.

Does anyone else have this issue?

09/18/2019 21:05:51 CEST

PES 2020 demo hidden in new Steam UI

Has anyone got the same problem?

09/18/2019 20:32:05 CEST

Second time in a month No Man's Sky (windows only game) gets a linux specific fix!


I run the game using on an AMD CPU/AMD GPU desktop, Intel CPU / AMD GPU desktop, and an Intel CPU / nVidia GPU laptop without any issues! I have only been playing for about a week but its been great so far. I think the only custom setting is disabling fsync (I can't remember if the option was set automatically or if I had to do it myself).

I was able to run it in VR mode on my AMD/AMD machine (its my most powerful) but the framerate wasn't quite good enough to really be worth it. Amazing though that linux VR is working.

It is a pretty fun game for the week I have put into it so far.. money well spent.

09/18/2019 19:56:35 CEST

Monster Hunter World?

So, I've read in a few places that this title works on Linux, but like other games in my library that supposedly do, I can't get them to run?

I'm on Solus, I've enabled Steam play, but when I click Play, nothing happens?

Is there something super obvious I'm missing here?

09/18/2019 19:35:23 CEST

Proton 4.11-5 released
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/releases/tag/proton-4.11-5
09/18/2019 19:26:27 CEST

Anyone got the Rockstar Games Launcher working?

I want to claim GTA SA :(

09/18/2019 19:11:38 CEST

The Sims 4 requires multiple restarts to recognize a free stuff pack.

So I've gotten The Sims 4/Origin to run just installing it via WINE (did not use Lutris, had issues with it) but I've noticed often I have to restart the game for it to recognize that I own the Free "Holiday Stuff" pack the put out and update every so often. Is there a work around so that it always recognizes it or am I SoL Linux Mint 18.3 Wine 4.15 Staging

09/18/2019 17:26:00 CEST

How to install a non-steam game using it's installer?

Hello, I was wondering, if it is possible to use the proton downloaded by my steam client to install a game using it's installer. After it is installed I would add the game's exe as a non-steam game.

The game I want to install is Diablo 1 from GoG, which only comes as an installer executable.

Additionally I would like to install other non-steam games, too. Games that I have on CD/DVD. So a general solution would be nice.

Does anyone of you know how to do this or if it is possible somehow?

Thank you

09/18/2019 15:25:06 CEST

Gris GOG on Linux - Wine Staging 4.16 - DXVK 1.3.4 - Xubuntu 19.04
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEA5YDr62QE
09/18/2019 14:21:18 CEST

Blasphemous GOG on Linux - Wine Staging 4.16 - DXVK 1.3.4 - Xubuntu 19.04
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX7rMl4FEms
09/18/2019 14:21:05 CEST

Rocket League in 2019: Buy or bust?

Wanted to buy the game a while ago, the week I was about to do it Epic bought it so I obviously didn't buy it. Now it's a couple months later, the game is still on Steam, and I'm wondering...

  • Has the game shown any neglect towards Linux users?

  • Has the game shown any neglect towards Steam or Valve?

  • Has any Chinese data-mining been added to the game?

  • Do I need to create an account with Psyonix (or even worse, Epic) if I want to play the game?

09/18/2019 12:05:15 CEST

Rockstar Social Launcher won't run

So Rockstar is giving away GTA SA for free, but you have to use their launcher, however it just won't run for me, i installed vcredist2008, directx9 and corefonts, but when i try to run it:
000f:err:service:process_send_command receiving command result timed out

000f:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"WineBus" failed to start: 1053

Then i get a blank window that just has an OK button and nothing else. When i press the button it closes

09/18/2019 11:51:09 CEST

Steam and Ubuntu 19.10

So I was fiddling around with prime offloading which landed in nVidia 435.21 making Bumblebee obsolete. I could not get it running with Ubuntu 18.04 and installed a daily 19.10 from yesterday (17th Sep 19). On-demand graphics work now out-of-the-box without fiddeling around with configs what so ever. Just prime-select on-demand, reboot and Intel GFX is used by default and you can, e.g. tell an app via


__NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME="nvidia" __VK_LAYER_NV_optimus="NVIDIA_only" glxinfo|grep vendor


to start using the nvidia card. Otherwise the nvidia card is idling with low power consumption using 2watts. I was super happy when I saw glxinfo giving me different vendors. BUT! then came the great dissapointment, because Ubuntu stopped delivering i386 libs. Steam Games will start with Intel GFX only, no matter what.... Using Nvidia as the primary card, doesn't work either as then Steam denies to start at all.

Anyone has a solution or should I just be patient?

Anyways, kudos to everybody at Nvidia, Xorg and Ubuntu making this happen.

09/18/2019 10:36:13 CEST

Has anyone else been experiencing recent technical issues in DOTA 2? ( frequent crashes, hotkeys becoming unresponsive)

I have recently been experiencing quite a few hiccups in playing DOTA 2. I frequently get game freezes and issues where the hotkeys will become unresponsive. I have played a ton of DOTA 2 in the past and would get these issues rarely, now they seem to be pretty frequent. I was just wondering if any other Linux users were having issues here. I have not been seeing complaints of this on the maid DOTA 2 subreddit. Thank you for your input.

09/18/2019 08:44:54 CEST

Humble Builder Bundle with decent Linux support. How to make it count as a linux sale?
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/builder-bundle
09/18/2019 07:44:23 CEST

i'm getting horrible performance in PAYDAY 2

so today i finally got my manjaro setup going, and i installed payday 2 to play that first. i go to play, and on all lowest settings i get 25-35 fps. i have a 1060 6GB, core i5-750s, and 8GB ram. why is this, and how do i fix it? i've seen some posts that talk about __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 but i have no idea where to change this option.

09/18/2019 05:48:36 CEST

Linux 5.4 To Fix Many Newer 64-bit Windows Games On Wine / Steam Play
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.4-UMIP-Spoofing
09/18/2019 03:16:07 CEST

Good strategy game with a good rating on protondb.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/242920/Banished/
09/18/2019 02:55:26 CEST

Guild Wars 2 crashes on map loading since the new mini patch.


09/18/2019 02:28:08 CEST

Does anyone know how to make the PS4 controller not to register as a sound output device?

I need my dual shock 4 controller to not register as a sound device. Its currently taking over the audio and that just won't work for my emulation station setup. I need to be able to plug these controllers in without Linux/Gnome defaulting to using them.

09/18/2019 01:22:32 CEST

Opera GX Browser update introduces new features for Windows and Linux - gHacks Tech News
URL: https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/13/opera-gx-browser-update-introduces-network-limiter/
09/18/2019 00:48:41 CEST

Mesa 19.1.7 got released
URL: https://mesa.freedesktop.org/relnotes/19.1.7.html
09/17/2019 23:49:43 CEST

For those with GTA5 issues, this just made it worse
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/d5jipx/so_rockstar_trojan_horsed_their_new_launcher_into/
09/17/2019 22:58:52 CEST

How to speed up the new steam UI

In the "Library" settings turning on low bandwidth mode and low performance mode increased the snappiness and responsiveness quite a bit. Now if we could just turn off that dumb tile view

09/17/2019 22:41:12 CEST

PSA: GTA 5 appears to be broken due to new Rockstar launcher

Mods, please don't delete, it's relevant to the subreddit.

Rockstar decided they wanted to release their own game launcher/store and the installer for it doesn't seem to work under Proton correctly(language select buttons aren't clickable). This game was playable literally yesterday and has a "gold" rating on ProtonDB.

Verifying game files and trying again with 4.11 instead of 4.2 this time around to see if a newer Wine install helps any but it looks like GTA 5 is no longer playable.

09/17/2019 22:13:14 CEST

URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/d5l7eg/steamplay/
09/17/2019 21:32:55 CEST

Ubuntu Community process for 32-bit compatibility
URL: https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/community-process-for-32-bit-compatibility/12598
09/17/2019 20:15:52 CEST

New Steam Beta UI is Unbearably Slow

The new Steam Beta UI is unusable due to slowdowns on game pages with tons of media. For example, the page it has for Yakuza 0 has a bunch of videos that it loads and a bunch of art, as well as all the screenshots I've taken in the game (~10,000). I run Steam on an SSD, and it took me 30 seconds to load the Yakuza 0 page fully. If I resize, it's about another 10. If I click on the Information button, it's another 10. You get the picture. It takes about 30 seconds before I can search for another game and leave the page. Also, the new UI does not list the Proton version in use.

Outside of this, the overall UI is slow and stuttery. Especially if the Steam client is not in focus. The new Steam friends list has the same problem, though as it is on a much smaller scale this is way less of an issue.

I get that this is a beta, but come on Valve. Linux users depend on the beta client for Proton. This update could have been in a separate beta channel. Steam Beta is almost unusable now on Linux.

09/17/2019 20:14:43 CEST

[Wine] Overwatch having problems with Mesa above 19.1.6-1 on Arch

Game is barely usable on Mesa above 19.1.6-1 on Arch Linux, anyone having similar experience? DXVK version doesn't matter, tried few latest ones, it still works properly only on 19.1.6-1 (GPU: RX 580).

09/17/2019 20:05:48 CEST

Rockstar Games Launcher for PC
URL: https://i.redd.it/k0qbziie27n31.jpg
09/17/2019 20:05:30 CEST

Anyone playing DCS or DCS VR? What are your specs?
09/17/2019 19:58:41 CEST

The New Steam Library
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/libraryupdate
09/17/2019 19:47:07 CEST

Turn Based Tactical Game "Rebel Cops" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/rebel_cops
09/17/2019 19:38:52 CEST

GTA SA completely freezes when I move my mouse, runs great when I’m not using my mouse
09/17/2019 18:07:58 CEST

Save 40% on Sword of the Slayer on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1152050/Sword_of_the_Slayer/
09/17/2019 18:00:09 CEST

The sims 4 wont run

Very new to wine

Been trying to get the sims 4 working on element os, i have it installed though lutris using wine 4.0 with d9vk 0.20 But when i run it i get orangeemu.dil failed to initiative

Dont really know what details to provide cheers

09/17/2019 17:41:58 CEST

Help! Mods in TES Oblivion (GOG) Ubuntu 18


I installed and played (a lot) TES Oblivion (GOG GOTY version) in my Ubuntu 18 through PlayOnLinux (first) and Lutris; both ways the game works great. Now I wanted to install some mods.

I wanted to start with DarnifiedUI; but there is no way I can make it work, and I feel really stupid right now.

The things I tried to make it work:

1- Download the .7z from Nexus; decompressed it inside Data folder (using 7zip to evade linux case sensitivity issue): No changes

2- Installed OBMM, tried to install the .omod this way. No way I could make the program install it (in ubuntu trough PlayOnLinux) twitching lot of things; nothing worked.

3- Re installed Oblivion with Lutris (with the Lutris installer) (everything works fine); re-tried step 1 on this new install: No changes.

4- Installed Vortex (the new Nexus Mod Manager) in Lutris; installed correctly, installed the .7z correctly, enabled it, and linked the mods: No changes

Could anyone help me?

Thanks in advance!

PS: (sorry for the bad english, not a native speaker)

09/17/2019 17:33:31 CEST

Lutris vs Steam Proton

I only play 2 games, Star Trek Online and Overwatch. Currently I have Overwatch installed using Lutris, and STO using Steam Proton. STO is also on Lutris, so is there any benefit to using Lutris as opposed to Proton?

09/17/2019 16:51:36 CEST

Richard M. Stallman leaving FSF and MIT


Have you read that Richard M. Stallman has resigned from the Free Software Foundation?

He has been out and about things he should not and has now left the FSF.

I'm even glad he left the ship as he is too religious for my taste.

How do you think it will effect games on Linux? I think it will be easier to get games (closed source) to run now since he was hostile to get closed soure things to work well on Linux.

09/17/2019 16:06:11 CEST

Mingw and debugging

Did the move to mingw change the way debugging works? I'm trying to get wine to work with a game but I can't get informative crash dumps to chase down the issue. All I get is "fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module".

I'm currently recompiling with the -g and -gdwarf-2 options, but I'm not sure that's going to work.

09/17/2019 15:17:51 CEST

does real full-screen gaming exist on linux?

every fullscreen linux game looks like that borderless or windowed-fullscreen on windows

panel can be shown on the game and ...

09/17/2019 14:32:37 CEST

Exploration/ Philosophical Nature Sim "Everything" is 80% off.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/582270/
09/17/2019 12:27:58 CEST

Overwatch window freezes, but audio and inputs keep working

Basically what the title says. My system keeps working, and I can alt-tab out and use other programs, but Overwatch's window is frozen, and after tabbing out, it's all black. I'm on Void Linux and have used the Lutris installer, I've installed most or all dependencies, as well as having installed needed packages by Battle.net as per the Lutris wiki. This is on Wine version lutris-4.15 and DXVK 1.3.4.

09/17/2019 10:31:30 CEST

Attempting to install Battlefield 1 with Lutris running into all sorts of trouble

I have installed Lutris but am running into issues with installing Battlefield 1. I can install Origin and login just fine even installing games but when I run Battlefield 1 through Origin's shortcut on Lutris it is legging something horrible. I am playing through the Origin shortcut because when I try to install Battlefield 1 through it's Lutris script I am stuck on the Origin login screen with it stating it is offline and I could not find a working fix for this.

I am not sure if this stuttering is natural or if it's because I installed something wrong. I am running a decent system with Kubuntu 18.04 LTS Intel i7-7700k with GeForce 1070Ti that ran fine on Windows. I am new to Lutris so any help would be appreciated. It could easily be a very basic step I am missing

09/17/2019 07:40:42 CEST

Any Steam Remote Play-like stand-alone out there?

I know VNC and RDP exist, but they don't have nearly the responsiveness (even on LAN, and especially with anything 3D or even scrolling a browser) that Steam's Remote Play does. Is there anything like Remote Play out there that's stand-alone? Remote Play occasionally gives me problems with being "unable to connect" at random on LAN for 5-10 tries before magically working again.

My reasoning: I mainly do things on my desktop and use a laptop as a dumb terminal into it occasionally. It would be nice to have the nearly-without-lag of Remote Play but not have to rely on Steam for it.

09/17/2019 07:25:34 CEST

Life is Strange - Episode 1 on Steam for free
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/319630/Life_is_Strange__Episode_1/
09/17/2019 07:05:44 CEST

Save 69% on Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/4418/Life_is_Strange_Before_the_Storm_Deluxe_Edition/
09/17/2019 07:04:38 CEST

Save 75% on Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sub/47804/
09/17/2019 07:04:03 CEST

Linux Kernel 5.3 and systemd 243 Gamepad issues
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/you-may-want-to-hold-off-on-linux-kernel-53-and-systemd-243-if-you-use-a-gamepad.15023
09/17/2019 06:39:01 CEST

What is a popular recommended distro after the recent 32-bit deal with Ubuntu?

I don't remember the technical details exactly, but I remember reading how Ubuntu was considering dropping support for 32-bit libraries, and how this would break support for Steam and other games on Linux. I also heard that they had maybe backpedaled on that, at least for the moment.

I am trying to switch my primary PC to some version of Linux, and I had settled on Ubuntu LTS largely because of how popular Ubuntu has historically been, and also because of the official Steam support. Admittedly, gaming is at most 5% of what I use my PC for, but that is enough to influence my decision, and I don't want to have to keep switching distros.

So, I am looking for a recommendation for a distro that will be usable for gaming for a long time (i.e. continued 32 bit support), but nothing too obscure either (because I want to be able to google tutorials for dummies). Maybe something else based on Debian? Or should I just stick with Ubuntu?

I am currently on Windows 7, because I had some reservations on going to Windows 10. So that gives me until the end of the year or so to make the switch.

Thanks for any suggestions you can give.

09/17/2019 05:27:44 CEST

Steam and 32-bit libraries

I have 64-bit debian installed, and as always steam asks for some 32-bit libraries like libgl1-mesa-glx etc. and my question is do I have to remove 64-bit versions of those things in order to instal 32-bit ones or can they stay at my system side by side and can be used separately for each program as it needs?

09/17/2019 02:25:18 CEST

Is this article a load of sh*t or can I trust what it says? Thinking of getting a linux distro going, and was gonna go ubuntu cause I know it (well ubuntu-gamepack now)
URL: https://itsfoss.com/linux-gaming-distributions/
09/17/2019 02:05:08 CEST

Blasphemous on Wine

Evening all. I've managed to get the GOG version of Blasphemous running on wine 4.15, though it required some fiddling!

Using winetricks I installed dxvk, xact and xinput plus vcrun2015 (not sure if all needed, but added just in case). However I found that the game uses Media Foundation video so I found that I had to install the mf-installcab script from z0z0z, too.

Hope this helps someone.

09/17/2019 00:26:36 CEST

Lenna's Inception, the Zelda-like action-adventure RPG is looking brilliant in the latest trailer
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/lennas-inception-the-zelda-like-action-adventure-rpg-is-looking-brilliant-in-the-latest-trailer.15024
09/16/2019 23:30:49 CEST

Buoyancy, a city-builder where you manage a floating city has a Linux test build up
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/buoyancy-a-city-builder-where-you-manage-a-floating-city-has-a-linux-test-build-up.15020
09/16/2019 21:20:57 CEST

Borderlands 3 working on linux with a couple of tweaks applied.
URL: https://youtu.be/IvmTAR3I8Ww
09/16/2019 20:46:04 CEST


Ive been trying to install Overwatch through lutris for days but I always get the same error:

0038:fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option 77 STUB

Looks like the battle.net setup files wont download.

Ive also tried it through wine but that says:

002a:fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform

002a:fixme:winhttp:WinHttpDetectAutoProxyConfigUrl discovery via DHCP not supported

Anyone knows a fix for this (Im on Pop_OS 19.04)


09/16/2019 20:43:45 CEST

FOSS game engine Godot is less than $500 on Patreon of being able to hire their third full time contributor
URL: https://www.patreon.com/godotengine/overview
09/16/2019 19:19:39 CEST

Can someone try to help me with running epic paper mario (fangame by ICU gigasoft, only a demo for now)

I can run it, but only without dxvk and that way it runs like shit.

If someone can try running it with dxvk, i would atleast know if the problem is on my side.


here's the link to it if anyone actually wants to help me.

09/16/2019 18:40:26 CEST

This is DON’T GIVE UP, My 2D Comedic Retro RPG about my struggle with Depression! After 3 years it released on Linux today!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rfGnrqU1IQ
09/16/2019 18:23:21 CEST

Linux 5.4 To Fix Many Newer 64-bit Windows Games On Wine / Steam Play
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.4-UMIP-Spoofing
09/16/2019 16:46:39 CEST

Need a gaming mouse recommendation

I live in Europe/Portugal and need a new mouse.

  • I play FPS games like borderlands 2 and half life 2 and also stuff like cities skylines
  • Will also use it for work and web browsing
  • My hands are small (16.5x10.5cm) and I have a fingertip grip type. Big mice feel uncomfortable after a while
  • I like to have a couple of sideway buttons, but don't need a lot of them
  • Wanted it to be under 50
  • My previous mouse is double clicking all the time, but it was too big for me anyway. It's a CM Storm Havoc.

Any recommendations for a gaming mouse that works well with Linux? By which I mean plug&play and doesn't need any configurations.


09/16/2019 15:52:10 CEST

I have an HTC Vive...is there ANY video player that works on Linux?

...The only ones I managed to partially run so far are GizmoVR and Whirligig, both at around 2-5fps, once the video starts to play. Does any player work at all?

09/16/2019 15:42:27 CEST

Intel's Gallium3D Driver Is Running Much Faster Than Their Current OpenGL Linux Driver With Mesa 19.3
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=mesa193-iris-september&num=1
09/16/2019 12:41:58 CEST

Star wars battlefront 2 mouse buttons don't work in game (but in the games menus)

This is a very strange problem, the mouse works fine in the games menus but when I start playing the mouse buttons aren't recognized moving up/down left/right is however recognized.

I can for example open the settings menu during game play and the mouse will work just fine, I can also try to change the key bindings but as soon as I close the settings menu the mouse buttons will no longer be recognized.

So far I haven't found anyone with this problem, I tried disabling wine grabbing the Mouse, nofshack version of wine and wine 4.15, 4.12

Does someone have a tip what else I can do?

09/16/2019 10:41:16 CEST

Any games like dayz?

I'm looking for a dayz like game, it doesn't have to be linux native I'm fine with running it over proton. I just want an open world survival shooter with focus on pvp.

09/16/2019 08:52:31 CEST

Whats "nofshack" mean in some wine builds?

If there were two versions of 4.15 one saying nofshack and one saying just 4.15, how do I know which one is best?

(Star Citizen)

09/16/2019 03:27:07 CEST

After Windows 7 in 2020 , how is the Linux community reaction in the desktop OS war !
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/d4t7gv/after_windows_7_in_2020_how_is_the_linux/
09/16/2019 03:02:28 CEST

CSGO input delay on Manjaro

I just recently switch to Manjaro after Microsoft decided that my windows key wasn't valid anymore, and everything has been going pretty well except for the input delay in CS.

I can't really give any details, since it all really depends on how the game feels, but there is definitely more input delay than on windows.

Specs -

OS: Manjaro 18.1.0 Juhraya
Kernel: x86_64 Linux 5.2.11-1-MANJARO
Uptime: 3h 9m
Packages: 1166
Shell: bash 5.0.9
Resolution: 5200x1084
DE: KDE 5.61.0 / Plasma 5.16.4
WM: KWin
GTK Theme: Breath [GTK2/3]
Icon Theme: maia
Font: Noto Sans Regular
Disk: 655G / 1.3T (51%)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core @ 12x 3.6GHz
GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
RAM: 3963MiB / 16026MiB
09/16/2019 02:45:47 CEST

Linux 5.3 has been released - includes support for AMD Navi GPUs, Zhaoxin x86 CPUs, a 'utilization clamping' mechanism that is used to boost interactivity on power-asymmetric CPUs , a pidfd_open(2) to deal with pid reuse, umwait x86 instruction, a lightweight hypervisor for IoT devices, and more
URL: https://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_5.3
09/16/2019 02:44:41 CEST

Linux 5.3 Kernel Released With AMD Navi Support, Intel Speed Select & More
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.3-Released
09/16/2019 01:58:39 CEST

Flycast WinCE has merged into regular Flycast – only one core now! 33% faster on average! Plus – Switch port teaser!
URL: https://www.libretro.com/index.php/flycast-wince-has-merged-into-regular-flycast-only-one-core-now-plus-switch-port-teaser/
09/16/2019 01:54:03 CEST

Kernel 5.3 released
URL: https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/9/15/241
09/16/2019 01:33:56 CEST

[Proton Issues] ModOrganizer2 for Fallout and Skyrim B. Games - issue with virtual folder

Many of us have the need to play 'fixed' Bethesda Gamebryo games, for which we need many mods. Regular FalloutNV runs fine with proton, even with nvse and 4gb patch but mod management needs Mod Organizer which in a simplified takes its file tree of data files and 'overlays' it over vanilla game folder.

First thing was to figure out how to launch a game via Mod Organizer.

1.Specifying STEAM_COMPAT_DATA_PATH data path where proton stores documents and ini files, so the game's launcher detects settings and all. So that's my steamlibarry/compatdata/ + game steam id, for fallout NV 22490.

2.proton python thing +standard waitforexitandrun parameter

3.what application to run, I pointed to my homefolder where I extracted 2.1.1 version of MO2 (latest version didn't worked properly)

/motherstorage/SteamLibrary/steamapps/common/Proton\ 4.2/proton waitforexitandrun
~/Games/bgames/modOrganizer2.1.1/ModOrganizer.exe #falloutNV

After launch, the ModOrganizer asks for creating new instance, which creates stuff in defined compat data.

Note that ModOrganizer will most probably display error that it can't write to something something logs folder, you just need to go specified path and create that logs dir (MO probably tries to make that folder but permissions issue occurs).

Then you can download mods and copy them to compatdata/...modorganizer.../downloads folder and unpack and activate. That all works fine but the ModOrganizer fails to apply its mods layer to the game.

Most probably because MO2 can barely manipulate files in compatdata folder and can't touch other filesystem (the /motherstorage/SteamLibrary), maybe if the FalloutNV was in wine drive_c as well and that would be better to go with Lutris or PlayOnLinux rather than Steam.

Since I don't plan to switch between profiles in MO2 I can just copy all the data files directly to SteamLibrary and launch normally. I am thinking of some tricks with symlinks now...

Still it would be great to make this work properly for SkyrimSE and Fallout 4 (I tried same procedure for those and it wasn't possible to launch the games via MO.)

Anyone tried ModOrganizer via Proton?

09/16/2019 01:31:21 CEST

I am on a quest to find the absolute sluttiest MMORPG that runs on Linux and is available in North America

My friend owes me one and has to play an MMO of my choosing with me. Doesn't have to be F2P, we're fine with buying the game and subscribing. I remember being able to find these type of games super easily in the late 2000's, but it's much more difficult now for some reason. From what I can tell Scarlet Blade does not run in Linux, but if you know how to get it working please share your wisdom. Blade & Soul uses GameGuard so RIP.

Nice to haves:

  • breast slider
  • booty slider
  • jiggle physics
  • big ole doe eyes
  • blatant nudity
  • Korean shovelware
09/16/2019 01:06:42 CEST

[Youtube] Pavlov VR on Ubuntu 19.04
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feX_8PqQdHI
09/15/2019 23:23:24 CEST

Mordhau runs like garbage

Titles explains most of it. Audio is wack, I can hear a sword hitting a shield from across the map but can't hear my own footsteps. Also, soooo many textures don't load. Especially trees. Lags on medium graphics. I don't think this stems from hardware, as I have a 1660 gpu, an i5, and 16gb of ram, which isn't crazy but I've run this game on my boyfriend's PC with a Ryzen 5, 8gb of ram and a 560 gpu on Wind10 and his pc did better. I'm using Ubuntu Studios and I'm running the newest version of wine with the winetricks interface.

Now, I understand Mordhau very well could just be not optimized for Wine, as it is a somewhat new game and runs fine on regular Windows 10. I've considered making my PC a dual boot system and get another SSD for Windows 10, but I'd really rather not.

So, does anybody else have this issue?

Is there anything I can do besides just running it on actual windows?

09/15/2019 20:16:40 CEST

Receiver 2019 update
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjLzRznghiI
09/15/2019 19:40:17 CEST

What fightsticks would you recommend for Linux/PS4?

I just got Dragon Ball FighterZ for PS4 to play with a friend, but I still want a new stick to work well with my Steam games like Skullgirls and Tekken 7. I've got a Qanba Q1, and I love most things about it. It's a good 8-button stick, it's square-gated, I like the weight, and the cord folds up into a sealed compartment when you're done. The only thing I'm not crazy about are the clamps on the back. Is there a good PS4-compatible stick that fits that criteria while still playing nicely with Linux? Or, in a world where I'm adding SDL bindings to Skullgirls' internal database and using the Gamepad Config Tool to spoof an Xbox controller in other games, does it even really matter?

09/15/2019 19:20:48 CEST

I've been working on a game called Highway Mayhem! on unity for Linux. I'm planning to release it with day 1 Linux support.
URL: https://v.redd.it/wotgsj2qesm31
09/15/2019 19:12:55 CEST

Mesa Vulkan Drivers Now Tracking Game Engine/Version For Handling More Workarounds
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-VLK-Game-Engine-Workaround
09/15/2019 18:22:35 CEST

[ TGS 2019 ] The Portable PC Gaming Console (AMD SoC), Smach Z, is Very Close to Release
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/tgs2019-the-smach-z-is-very-close-to-release/
09/15/2019 17:26:22 CEST

Save 75% on The Talos Principle VR on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/552440/The_Talos_Principle_VR/
09/15/2019 17:20:49 CEST

Interesting stutter fix for CSGO and maybe other games

I love playing CSGO on my Arch Linux but I would always get this stuttering every few seconds. I always thought that its something to do with my graphics card or hard drive but never could I solve this problem until now.

I solved this problem by disabling the following list in my BIOS in the overclocking menu. CPU Enhanced Halt (c1e)
C3/C6 State Support CPU EIST function

The game is now running butter smooth.

Here are a few other stuff I do before launching CSGO

Suspend KDE compositor. (ALT-SHIFT+F12) qdbus org.kde.KWin /Compositor suspend

Set Nvidia Maximum Performance nvidia-settings -a "[gpu:0]/GpuPowerMizerMode=1"

Set CPU to Performance cpupower frequency-set -g performance

Hope this helps someone with their game.

My Specs 3770k Intel 1080ti Nvidia Arch Linux

09/15/2019 17:20:30 CEST

Is Starcraft 2 playable on Manjaro?

Just as it says for the title I am wondering if Starcraft 2 is playable on Manjaro. If it requires WINE or something else to play the game on Manjaro please do tell me.

09/15/2019 16:31:06 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for September 15, 2019: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

09/15/2019 15:33:00 CEST

I just stumbled upon a very peculiar piece of software called SteamGridDB

So from what I understand, this is something like GameHub (where you connect your accounts from multiple platforms) BUT, instead of creating a library of it's own, it deposits your games from Uplay, Origin, Battle.net, GoG, Epic etc. INTO the Steam Library. Which means, you can use Proton/Steam Play on titles outside of Steam like Diablo 3 and Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017). HOWEVER, from what I gathered from the GitHub comments is that this program (for now at least) DOESN'T COME FOR LINUX. A user from GitHub told the developers that a .deb/.rpm file or AUR would do the trick. What do you guys think ? Was this known or is it something that I just happened to find out now ?

Here is the GitHub link https://github.com/steamgriddb/steamgriddb-manager

09/15/2019 15:30:17 CEST

HELP! Anyone still playing Fallout76 on Linux?

Hey there,

I just wanted to play a bit of Fallout76 today. I tried installaing it through Lutris, and the script runs without any errors as far as I can see but after it downloaded the Bethesda Launcher and starts itself, it's hanging with the spinning Bethesda Logo. Tried it several times.

Any Ideas?

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
Kernel: 4.19.69-1-MANJARO
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (12) @ 3.900GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Memory: 16039MiB

09/15/2019 14:19:41 CEST

ExtremeCooling4Linux , a free software to enable Lenovo Nerve Sense Extreme Cooling on Linux, now available on itch.io and Gitlab
URL: https://odintdh.itch.io/extremecooling4linux
09/15/2019 12:33:24 CEST

COD:MW 2019 on Linux?

Did anyone try playing COD:MW 2019 on linux? A lot of other blizzard launcher games work but I am not sure about COD if anyone tried it let the community know:)

09/15/2019 11:40:03 CEST

RX 560 performance under Linux?

I was just able to get a really good deal on a XFX RX 560, its not a major jump or even close but I was using a RX 550 (4gb variant).

I'm curious if anyone else here uses an RX 560 and can tell me their experiences with it so far.

Super excited to get it though. Barely able to run AC:Origins at 30fps on Extremely Low settings (both Linux and Windows) but seen in videos that it was able to do 30fps on high settings on, so that got me a wee bit excited.

Got it for $70 by the way.

09/15/2019 09:59:39 CEST

[DEAL] Iconoclasts (9,99€ / $9.99 at -50% 'lowest ever') until 16ᵗʰ Sep 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/393520
09/15/2019 09:31:20 CEST

[DEAL] CrossCode (11,99€ / $11.99 at -40% 'lowest ever') until 15ᵗʰ Sep 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/54233/
09/15/2019 09:28:17 CEST

World of Warships mouse capture?

Quick question, I have a two screen setup and play Word of Warships via Lutris on one screen. For some reason it does not capture the mouse so I find myself scrolling off the screen. Would anyone be able to tell me how I could fix this problem?

09/15/2019 07:09:06 CEST

3rd Person Platformer "klym" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://sokpop.itch.io/klym
09/15/2019 06:39:06 CEST

Letter Writing Game "Kind Words" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1070710/Kind_Words_lo_fi_chill_beats_to_write_to/
09/15/2019 06:36:20 CEST

Mass Effect 1 Wine Regedit Not Saving

Hello! Currently running the game on Proton through Steam and I found a fix for the black blobs on Noveria and Ilos, but the person who posted the fix didn't mention how at all he did it. In short, I'm just wondering if there's a way to save the change for the VendorIdentifier in the Registry from "AuthenticAMD" to "Null"? When I try to do it, the change doesn't stick and it reverts back to its original.

Any ideas on how to make that change stick permanently? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I hope to hear from you folks soon!

09/15/2019 04:02:48 CEST

DiRT Rally currently free-to-keep on Steam!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/310560/DiRT_Rally/
09/15/2019 01:36:21 CEST

Dirt Rally is free to keep on Steam for a limited time
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/310560/DiRT_Rally/
09/14/2019 23:01:12 CEST

Benefit of RAM OC for Games on Linux

Hello there
I'm planning for a new computer system. The system will (also) be used for gaming. I probably want to overclock the RAM (Not the CPU itself).
Does anyone know how much games (native+Wine/Proton/DXVK/D9VK) will benefit? Especially compared to RAM OC on Windows?
The components will be the following:
- CPU: Ryzen 3000 System (3700X or 3900X) on B450 / X470 or x570 chipset
- Graphics: AMD 5700XT (Custom design)
I've posted in a (German) forum specialized for Gaming Hardware assembles (https://www.computerbase.de/forum/threads/meinungen-fragen-zu-neuem-rechner-fuer-linux.1893894/). The RAM I think of myself is this one: https://geizhals.de/g-skill-trident-z-silber-rot-dimm-kit-32gb-f4-3200c14d-32gtz-a1383535.html?hloc=at&hloc=de. Someone in the post considers it overpriced and suggested this Kit: https://geizhals.de/crucial-ballistix-sport-lt-grau-dimm-kit-32gb-bls2c16g4d32aesb-bls2k16g4d32aesb-a1971756.html.
Another user mentioned that performance benefit from the RAM OC could be higher on Linux (than on Windows) and therefore the G.Skill RAM could be justified.
Does anyone have experience on this topic?

09/14/2019 22:43:39 CEST

Has anyone gotten mods to work on Subnautica?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/subnautica/comments/d42x6t/no_spoilers_mods_on_linux_experimental_version/
09/14/2019 22:23:25 CEST

How to setup OBS on Linux to record games?

I bought a new PC (Ryzen 2400g / Vega 11 / 8 GB RAM / 500GB SSD / WIN10). I'm not into recording games or something like that, but on November 16th it's the 15th anniversary of Half Life 2, and I'd like to record a playthrough of this game just for fun (it'll be my first "let's play" if you want).

I thought it'll be no problem for this APU to run Half Life 2 (w/ the community "Update") on maximum settings at (at least) stable 60 fps - but I can tell it does not. Whithout VSync I got around 70fps for like 65% of the game, around 45fps in scenarios with helicopters, striders, etc. (20%), and then 30fps in some areas with certain effects like fire (10%), and finally for some reason the minimum framerate is exactly 27fps for the rest (5%) of the game (apparently when I team up with the squad in City 17).

Anyway, I've found out that Half Life seem to reach stable 60fps on Linux, although I was only able to check the helicopter and strider areas, but it really looks like it never drops down below 60fps - which is perfect.

And finally I'm pretty new to Linux, and I'd like to know how do I exactly configure OBS to record games, in my case Half Life 2, without distorting the game (like screenrecorder does - then it's like 45fps all the time, and the mouse input lags).

I appreciate any help to be able to do my little 15th anniversay kinda tribute let's play of this classic game.

09/14/2019 20:53:36 CEST

DiRT Rally free on Steam for a couple of days
09/14/2019 20:05:12 CEST

Nice article from forbes
09/14/2019 19:35:01 CEST

How to claim Twitch Prime games on Linux?

Hi, in the website is saying that need to open the Windows app to claim the game, Wine can run it OK, but the games are not showing on my library, someone can help?

09/14/2019 18:47:50 CEST

Super Tux Kart being played at the Mercedes Booth, German Motor Show (IAA)
URL: https://imgur.com/DzRFm4j.jpg
09/14/2019 17:40:32 CEST

[NMS] Wait a second...
URL: https://i.redd.it/pvxnk6vftkm31.png
09/14/2019 17:16:04 CEST

Cannot find "stickied weekly tech support thread."

Hi I seem not to be able to find the " stickied weekly tech support thread. "

Thank you for your patience.

Best Regards

09/14/2019 15:04:06 CEST

Massive updates to GNOME Games 3.34
URL: https://blogs.gnome.org/alexm/2019/09/12/gnome-games-3-34/
09/14/2019 14:36:53 CEST

Guild Wars 2 freezes machine w/ AMDGPU driver & Vega 56

Does anyone else has their machine freeze when playing Guild Wars 2, with a AMD Vega 56 and AMDGPU driver and esync 3.16? It crashes around 10 to 15 minutes of playing the game, plus it doesn't matter if what you're doing is resource-intensive. It's probably kernel-based because I can't use the SysRq key to force the kernel to reboot. Here are my specifications:

  • Arch Linux 5.2.14
  • X.Org 1.20.5
  • AMDGPU 19.0.1

I also have a Ryzen 2600X.

09/14/2019 14:08:50 CEST

BeamNG 0.17 on Ubuntu 18.04

First, I downloaded a pirated version tbh (i will buy it soon, i love the devs and ofc the game).

I ran it through Lutris by "Add game" option and enabling Dxvk.

The game engine works fine, no lag, nice load times... But

The UI is absolutely messy. Almost every word is out of place and there's no hud during gameplay, until..

I ran a Time trial on Industrial site on very short circuit. After finishing it, i hit Retry and magically fixed the UI for the rest of the session.

There's an easiest way to play it with Steam (official copy) and Proton.

I hope my experience can help if someone here wants to play Beam on linux.

Edit: SBR car crashes the game

09/14/2019 14:06:22 CEST

Dragon Age Origins : Ultimate Edition on Linux with Mods - D9VK - Wine 4.15 Staging Esync - Xubuntu
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9IM_9eN_c8
09/14/2019 13:43:53 CEST

What exactly does "native" mean these days?

None of these questions are rhetorical! Please give your opinion!

So, 5 years ago buying Windows games on Steam meant you had to have a second Steam client installed, and you got counted as a Windows user by developers. With Proton neither of those are true now. Does a game that runs in Proton count as a "native" game?

If not, then next edge case: the Witcher 2 is 'native', because (IIRC) it has a (proprietary, unlike Wine!) compile-time wrapper that lets the Windows version run in Linux, so Steam doesn't see it as "Windows game". Does that count as native, if Proton doesn't?

Also, to extend the above: Does it matter whether the wrapper is run-time or compile-time?

Next edge case: Proton doesn't get official support. If a developer makes an "official" Linux port, where they use Proton but declare the Proton version as 'Officially Supported' (with bugs treated the same as Windows bugs), is that what makes it a 'native Linux port'?

Also, is a game that's written in JS+Electron a 'native Linux port'? What about Electron wrapped in Wine?

Also, if the game runs terribly due to a wrapper, does that make it a 'not native' game? How is that different to Java Minecraft, which is a 'native game', but (technically runs in a JVM but let's ignore that and) runs terribly without the help of a wrapper.

I don't think a 'Native Linux port' is actually a specific thing, I think it's just a shorthand for a bunch of non-game stuff that lots of terrible ports fail to do. Which brings us to:

What stuff should a "proper Linux" port do? From the definitions people have historically had for a Native Linux Port, I think it's:

  • Must clearly indicate to devs that this was a Linux purchase
  • Must be just as convenient to run as the Windows version (no faffing around with a second Steam client)
  • Must run more-or-less as well as the Windows version
  • Must have official dev support for bugs (including major performance bugs)

Does that match your definition? If not, what's missing/extraneous?

09/14/2019 11:26:41 CEST

Recomendations tower for eatx mobo 290*265?

Anyone? Im ordered a motherboard of this size but not sure of the proper tower to get; most eatx towers are compatible with 270 280 eatx.

Thanks in advance

09/14/2019 10:59:51 CEST

Trying to play beamng drive

I downloaded the files and executed through Lutris. The game engine works, but laggy (not fps, but rather freezing) and the UI is absolutely destroyed (i can only choose 4 cars unless i filter, text is all over the screen in menus...)

I activated dxvk and currently is the best result.

Somehow the choosing car menu worked once but never again without changing settings.

Any tips? Thanks

09/14/2019 10:38:22 CEST

Needing help with Ark Survival Evolved, Please.

I'll paste below my system info from Steam. I've tried running the native version, which at first loaded (and ran awful), then read on ProtonDB that Ark runs better in Proton if you don't need BattlEye.

However, I've tried every version of proton available in my Steam, and the game won't even launch to the point where I should be able to choose "no battleye", and now if I switch back to the native version (even with a clean install) IT won't launch at all either.

Can anyone help? I appreciate it. I don't play it enough to install Windows for it, just frustrating that I can't seem to find any information for troubleshooting this game in Linux other than the server, not the game itself.


Processor Information: CPU Vendor: AuthenticAMD CPU Brand: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Eight-Core Processor
CPU Family: 0x17 CPU Model: 0x1 CPU Stepping: 0x1 CPU Type: 0x0 Speed: 3600 Mhz 16 logical processors 8 physical processors HyperThreading: Supported FCMOV: Supported SSE2: Supported SSE3: Supported SSSE3: Supported SSE4a: Supported SSE41: Supported SSE42: Supported AES: Supported AVX: Supported CMPXCHG16B: Supported LAHF/SAHF: Supported PrefetchW: Unsupported

Operating System Version: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) (64 bit) Kernel Name: Linux Kernel Version: 4.19.0-6-amd64 X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation X Server Release: 12004000 X Window Manager: GNOME Shell Steam Runtime Version: steam-runtime_0.20190711.3

Video Card: Driver: X.Org AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series (TONGA, DRM 3.27.0, 4.19.0-6-amd64, LLVM 7.0.1) Driver Version: 4.5 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 18.3.6 OpenGL Version: 4.5 Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz VendorID: 0x1002 DeviceID: 0x6939 Revision Not Detected Number of Monitors: 1 Number of Logical Video Cards: 1 Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Primary Display Size: 18.90" x 10.63" (21.65" diag) 48.0cm x 27.0cm (55.0cm diag) Primary VRAM: 4096 MB

Sound card: Audio device: ATI R6xx HDMI

Memory: RAM: 16037 Mb

Miscellaneous: UI Language: English LANG: en_US.UTF-8 Total Hard Disk Space Available: 216337 Mb Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 177078 Mb VR Headset: None detected

Recent Failure Reports:

09/14/2019 10:33:30 CEST

Gamemode question

I tried to search for the gamemode.ini file but cant seem to find it and the guide was little bit unclear about that so any suggestions about the problem i mean what to do?

09/14/2019 09:59:03 CEST

Stadia and Mesa RADV?

I was wondering, what Google Stadia means to open source drivers. Do they use RADV or amdgpu pro vlkn driver? Do we have any chance seeing improvements done by and and Google engineers to be upstreamed in Mesa RADV?

Also, FYI the main developer of radv works in Google. Radv developement is mostly his side job / hobby tho. Radv is used in Chrome OS on Chromebooks, and that can be sometimes seen in some Mesa commits :)

I just wish various bugfixes, features, especially related to profiling and screen capture, that undoubtly be developed for Stadia game developers , also show up in Mesa eventually.

I know Google do have pretty nice tools based on llvm and contributes to clang, llvm as well to spirv relates stuff, including glsl compiler. And there are some Vulkan extensions related to profiling / timing, but I don't know if they are supported in mesa. But that llvm, might just mean clang and spirv, not that the driver is Mesa RADV.

09/14/2019 09:21:21 CEST

Linux YES!
URL: https://i.redd.it/cgzfh96efim31.jpg
09/14/2019 09:13:48 CEST

Garry's Mod is stuttering

Hi. Im using steam proton custom build from gloriouseggroll and my problem is that Garrys mod is stuttering. Game runs in decent amount of fps but every 5-10 seconds it lags for a moment. Its annoying because you play online and it affects your performance.

I had this problem on windows 10 when I used wifi to play but it was gone when I connected directly Ethernet cable.

But now I am connected using cable and its still stuttering. It cant be graphical issue because I checked resource manager and nothing was going near 100% of usage. It was all good. What is this problem with? Network? Audio?

I have a laptop with intel i3 4000m, amd r7 m265 and 8gb of ram. It isnt a problem with gpu because the game runs with amd card.

09/14/2019 09:13:33 CEST

Some bugs on LoL with Lutris

Well, I don't know where to report this, but I wanted to say that I had some issues, and I want to know if anyone else has these issues.

- f12 (print) doesn't work: the final image is completely buggy and you can't see anything

- sensitivity issue: when mouse sensitivity changes, it doesn't affect in-game

- problem moving the map with the cursor: when I place the cursor in the corner of the screen, the map does not move, as if the screen is stuck, and only returns to normal if I restart the game, and after that, I don't change between windows, ie, i can't minimize the game and open some other program, and then go back to the game

I played Arch Linux with Ryzen 5 3600 and GT 1030 (which I changed and will get an RX 570 next week). As for the image app, I installed the first one from the site: "AppImg version"

09/14/2019 07:39:15 CEST

PSA: Deep Rock Galactic, a very fun Co-op game, is free this weekend. It runs GREAT with Proton!

This game is a blast. The only thing that doesn't work is transmitting voice in-game. Everything else is perfect. Really great performance.

09/14/2019 06:42:58 CEST

[Help] Running "Second Galaxy"

I'm trying to run Second Galaxy on my Macbook Air (using macOS High Sierra), and I can't get it to run. I've tried to use different winetricks to have it run, but the same error message pops up:

"Failed to initialize graphics

Make sure you have DirectX11 installed, have up to date drivers for your graphics card and have not disabled 3D Acceleration in Display Settings

InitializeEngineGraphics failed."

I have a stable version of DirectX that works fine, but there isn't a winetrick that supports 3D Acceleration. Are there any other winetricks I could use to run it?

09/14/2019 04:31:40 CEST

Natural Selection 2 will remove native Linux support with patch 329
URL: https://unknownworlds.com/ns2/a-note-to-our-linux-users/
09/14/2019 02:56:49 CEST

A very informative article for game developers about adding DRMs to their games
URL: https://noobtuts.com/articles/digital-rights-management
09/14/2019 02:08:18 CEST

How to force monitor resolution and framerate

Hello r/linux_gaming, I have asked this before a long time ago in r/linux_questions although I don't think I got any answers, thought I'd ask here.

I have a Benq GW2765 but I suppose it reports to my system that it only supports 59.95Hz refresh rate (annoyingly), while my secondary 1080p Samsung monitor supports everything but that (like 59Hz, 59.94Hz, 59.97Hz, and 60Hz). This causes visual tearing artifacts on the displays when dragging windows. I am wondering if the latest nvidia (435.21) driver offers a way to address this issue?

I found that it can be fixed somewhat by playing with the settings (pipeline composition, compositor full redraws, etc) however the performance is still not there. It seems like a choice between tearing, dropping frames (like 3:2 pulldown), or OK performance but the the one monitor lagging 1 frame behind real-time, which is undesired.

I found that I could set my Samsung display to 59.94Hz and it almost solves the issue, I would like to have both displays at exactly 60.00Hz if that's possible. (and maybe possibly experiment with "overclocking" them lol!)

Distro: KDE Neon (freshly installed)

Driver: 435.21

will post xrandr outputs upon request.

09/14/2019 01:44:31 CEST

How come steam statistics still say that we are such a low number?

I heard that people day that it's an inaccuracy, but how come they don't change it? Or is it a flaw in how they measure operating system usage?

09/14/2019 01:04:00 CEST

Proton 4.11-4 released
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/releases/tag/proton-4.11-4
09/14/2019 00:29:04 CEST

[Bug] 7 Sep update causes controller not to be recognized.

After some digging I realized that my steam controller is not recognized as a gamepad using js-test (and it is recognized in steam big picture, but not in games). This has to do with packages updated at the specified time as sequential downgrades show by this snapshot: https://i.imgur.com/P6jB7Is.png

I am not sure which of these packages caused it, but it is annoying not to be able to play games with it.

Also to note, I used 'modprobe -r hid_steam' as specified by this post. I don't know if it has something to do with it?

09/14/2019 00:27:07 CEST

URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/887400/THE_GREAT_GEOMETRIC_MULTIVERSE_TOUR/
09/13/2019 23:49:09 CEST

Wine 4.16 Released

The Wine development release 4.16 is now available.




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


- More reliable mouse grabbing in games.

- Better cross-compilation support in WineGCC.

- Improved compatibility with Windows debuggers.

- 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 4.16 (total 16):


22038  Art of Murder Cards of Destiny: some character models are 
plain white

26215  Super Meat Boy shows grey textures for some objects

41258  UE4 applications crash with "Assertion failed: Count >= 0" 
(Epic Games Launcher, Paragon)

44338  cmd: Brackets are no deliminiter in the condition part of the if 

45560  Windows Sysinternals 'psping' v2.x tool, part of 'PsTools' 
crashes when trying to ping host (needs 

46149  Multiple applications need 
ntdll.dll.RtlIpv4StringToAddress{A,W,ExA,ExW} implementation 
(Processhacker 2.x, Icinga 2 'check_ping')

46421  Torrent has squares in it's update-dialog

46549  Multiple .NET 4.x applications and games using 
'System.Net.HttpListener' class crash due incomplete httpapi 
implementation (PUBG Lite Launcher, SeeSnake HQ)

46983  type command in cmd.exe with two files and stdout redirect, 
behavior is different

47476  Rhinoceros 6 (.NET 4.x app) fails to verify online-license: 
System.EntryPointNotFoundException: Unable to find an entry point 
named 'HttpCloseRequestQueue' in DLL 'httpapi.dll'

47524  Hearthstone black screen

47629  PotPlayer 1.7: Crash when trying to play any file

47675  Wine builtin 'services.exe' uses invalid wait object for delayed 
autostart services

47693  ExHIBIT (Sample Project): Can't select menu item in the title 

47709  Zoom Edit&Share installer crashes starting with 

47732  This is bad bug in wine.
09/13/2019 23:34:48 CEST

Wine 4.16 Released
URL: https://www.winehq.org/announce/4.16
09/13/2019 23:33:13 CEST

Wine 4.16 Released

The Wine development release 4.16 is now available.




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


- More reliable mouse grabbing in games.

- Better cross-compilation support in WineGCC.

- Improved compatibility with Windows debuggers.

- 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 4.16 (total 16):


22038  Art of Murder Cards of Destiny: some character models are 
plain white

26215  Super Meat Boy shows grey textures for some objects

41258  UE4 applications crash with "Assertion failed: Count >= 0" 
(Epic Games Launcher, Paragon)

44338  cmd: Brackets are no deliminiter in the condition part of the if 

45560  Windows Sysinternals 'psping' v2.x tool, part of 'PsTools' 
crashes when trying to ping host (needs 

46149  Multiple applications need 
ntdll.dll.RtlIpv4StringToAddress{A,W,ExA,ExW} implementation 
(Processhacker 2.x, Icinga 2 'check_ping')

46421  Torrent has squares in it's update-dialog

46549  Multiple .NET 4.x applications and games using 
'System.Net.HttpListener' class crash due incomplete httpapi 
implementation (PUBG Lite Launcher, SeeSnake HQ)

46983  type command in cmd.exe with two files and stdout redirect, 
behavior is different

47476  Rhinoceros 6 (.NET 4.x app) fails to verify online-license: 
System.EntryPointNotFoundException: Unable to find an entry point 
named 'HttpCloseRequestQueue' in DLL 'httpapi.dll'

47524  Hearthstone black screen

47629  PotPlayer 1.7: Crash when trying to play any file

47675  Wine builtin 'services.exe' uses invalid wait object for delayed 
autostart services

47693  ExHIBIT (Sample Project): Can't select menu item in the title 

47709  Zoom Edit&Share installer crashes starting with 

47732  This is bad bug in wine.
09/13/2019 23:32:22 CEST

Switch Pro controller behaves strangely in Steam games

[System information: https://pastebin.com/TdxeMAXn]

Steam claims to detect it as a Switch Pro controller, but the controller isn't recognized correctly by the two games that I've tested it with, Slap City and Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The former won't work until the controller is disconnected a reconnected a few times, and the latter won't work at all, defaulting to keyboard controls on startup. I've had Steam hang/freeze when disconnecting the Switch Pro controller, as well.

When Spyro is launched, Steam reports that the "Gamepad" configuration is now in use. But, again, keyboard controls are utilized instead, and the gamepad is unresponsive in game.

EDIT: It's also currently holding up direction (can't tell if it's the left analog stick or the dpad) for whatever reason.

EDIT 2: It might not be Steam. I opened up js-test and took a look at it. It's going absolutely crazy, spamming random buttons and fluctuating on a couple of axis. Not sure whats going on.

09/13/2019 22:56:03 CEST

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Server for us!

I really enjoyed that brief time when RS2 just worked with proton and was really bummed out when it suddenly stopped working.

The main obstacle to online multiplayer nowadays is the dreaded "Authentication timeout" after a few minutes.

So I took matters into my own hands and set up a server which won't kick linux players.

For now it has 32 slots, depending on resource usage, how well it is received and how much bad behavior it attracts, i might expand that in the future.

If you have any suggestions for improvements, let me know ;)

The server name is "[TuxFriends] 32 Slots" and it can be found in the "Small Scale" server list. It's located in Germany, so depending on your location, your ping might be high.

09/13/2019 21:34:31 CEST

Our typing game Backspace Bouken now has a Steam demo with a Linux version
URL: https://v.redd.it/85xv90u1yem31
09/13/2019 21:32:36 CEST

[Question] Run rust with steam proton

Recently Facepunch has discontinued their linux support, however when you try to download and play rust on linux, steam still thinks it natively supports linux and I can't run it with proton. Is there any way I can run it with proton?

09/13/2019 21:15:13 CEST

Can I play cracked games on linux with wine or something similar application?
09/13/2019 21:05:23 CEST

The Nouveau drivers works better on Ubuntu 18.04 than nVIDIA Proprietary driver. Please answer

When I use my nouveau driver all the animations and everything works perfect . But when I change it to nVIDIA it seems to be laggy when I open "show applications". But the glmark2 benchmark shows better framerate at nVIDIA . I don't know why this happens but I want to use my nVIDIA driver for smoother animations.

Any help would be appreciated.

09/13/2019 20:21:44 CEST

What distro are you using for Linux gaming with Steam?

I'm in the process of building a gaming PC that will replace my Dell 7559 laptop with integrated Nvidia 960M. I want to switch from Ubuntu to a rolling release distro to run Linux games with Steam and proton.

What distro are you using and why?

09/13/2019 20:05:50 CEST

Disable FPS cap for new (offloading) NVIDIA driver
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/d3bhea/disable_fps_cap_for_new_offloading_nvidia_driver/
09/13/2019 20:03:42 CEST

Mayhem in Single Valley sounds like quite a unique adventure, coming to Linux this year
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/mayhem-in-single-valley-sounds-like-quite-a-unique-adventure-coming-to-linux-this-year.15003
09/13/2019 19:10:49 CEST

Beautiful open-world action adventure Pine is releasing next month
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/beautiful-open-world-action-adventure-pine-is-releasing-next-month.15001
09/13/2019 18:49:42 CEST

Overwatch - King's Row - Ultra (without Dynamic Reflections) - Gtx970
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdyuqhR6qEs&feature=youtu.be
09/13/2019 18:03:30 CEST

Is fsync worth it?
URL: https://youtu.be/X80Zu_6HTOI
09/13/2019 17:37:08 CEST

What is the long-term strategic goal for Valve with Proton?

I like Proton as much as the next newly minted Linux player, but I'm curious as to what the end-game is for Valve? It's an amazing project and the resources they've dedicated has helped propel Linux gaming forward hugely for the average, non-technical user. But reading Codeweaver's anniversary post, Jason's Forbes article and even Liam's take, it's still not clear to me WHY they're doing this at all. It doesn't feel like it's of significant benefit for Valve.

Is it a mitigation strategy? A means to keep their library largely intact and working in the face of Microsoft making significant changes to how their operating system works (say, dropping 32-bit support)?

Is it being on the ground-floor of a relatively untapped market in the hopes that it will grow significantly in the future? I mean, it can't be for the existing base, given we're basically 1-3% depending on how generous you're feeling and that a lot of the new Linux players are simply converts, which means they're not technically a growth vector.

I'm just curious if there's been any discussion or official statement as to why Valve is putting in all this effort. If anyone has their own take, I'd be keen to hear it.

09/13/2019 17:26:18 CEST

[TGS 2019] Monster Hunter World gameplay on SMACH Z
URL: https://youtu.be/O13QF0wazSI
09/13/2019 17:22:45 CEST

My epic games launcher is flicking and i cant use it If someone knows how to fix It pls help me
URL: https://v.redd.it/hffficbomdm31
09/13/2019 17:05:53 CEST

Gaming mice with the best Linux support?

The last time I could find this question being asked on this sub was 2 years ago, and I didn't see anything in the wiki.

09/13/2019 16:48:08 CEST

Hows Pitcairn with FOSS Drivers?

I know the newer stuff is decent but, i also know the older stuff doesn't get the love and secret sauce to really spit out the frames. so how bad would Pitcairn GPU like a Fire Pro W7000 do?

09/13/2019 16:17:57 CEST

Dude Simulator in PlayOnLinux

Dude Simulator is a sandbox action game where you can mess with all the dudes in town...




09/13/2019 14:31:57 CEST

Converting save game from android to linux (steam)

I'm looking to convert my save game from the android version of Baldur's Gate II EE to the steam version on linux (crostini on a pixelbook). I've seen others who have succeeded in moving them from android to windows, but nothing for linux. Can anyone point me to something that might explain to me how to do this or if its possible?

09/13/2019 12:55:48 CEST

Borderlands 3 with Proton

I've just wanted to share my experience so far with BL3 on Linux and hopefully see how other players might be doing. I'm using Lutris with Wine ge-protonified-4.10 and DXVK 1.3.4. I have an i7-5820K CPU with a GTX 1080Ti GPU.

The good:

  • Installation and launch, no problems.

  • All graphical settings (resolution, refresh rate etc) are auto-detected and are maxed out.

The bad:

  • Starting a new game in "cooperation mode" results in a black screen. Nothing is frozen; mouse and audio work and DXVK HUD is still functional, but nothing happens.

I'll give it another shot with a more recent Proton tonight, though I have a feeling this is a video codec issue. In the mean time, did anyone else try it out? How is with AMD?

09/13/2019 11:46:41 CEST

Chess Sphere is free on linux. plz share.
URL: https://youtu.be/HGXEXjCr81U
09/13/2019 10:13:04 CEST

Borderlands 3

I did get the Epic Games Store to work through Lutris and installed Borderlands 3. It does start (altough the intro videos don't seem to load) and I am in the main menu, but I want to start a new game I only get a black screen. At first I thought maybe it just can't load the intro sequence because I can see the cursor and the game does not freeze, but nothing happened for almost 10 min. Has anyone tried to run Borderlands 3 on Linux?

09/13/2019 08:28:21 CEST

Benchmark Tools for Linux

Hey guys, next week will come a video card, in terms of games, I will only use to play and stream CS: GO, and want to know if there are tools like those of benchmark videos, which shows the percentage of use of CPU / GPU and the amount of RAM / GPU VRAM usage.

Then I will record a CSGO test video.

09/13/2019 06:13:39 CEST

Dragon Age: Origins (GOG) starts without sound

I set up a new system, and I haven't played DA:O (GOG release) for a while. Before it run in Wine very smoothly, but now audio doesn't work and I get this error:

``` ERROR: Could Not Get Primary Adapter Handle mmap() failed: Cannot allocate memory Failed to create permanent mapping for memfd region with ID = 2628504714 Ignoring received block reference with non-registered memfd ID = 2628504714 mmap() failed: Cannot allocate memory Failed to create permanent mapping for memfd region with ID = 1541480669 Ignoring received block reference with non-registered memfd ID = 1541480669 ALSA lib pulse.c:243:(pulse_connect) PulseAudio: Unable to connect: Protocol error

mmap() failed: Cannot allocate memory Failed to create permanent mapping for memfd region with ID = 728315156 Ignoring received block reference with non-registered memfd ID = 728315156 ALSA lib pulse.c:243:(pulse_connect) PulseAudio: Unable to connect: Protocol error

ALSA lib pcm.c:8424:(snd_pcm_recover) underrun occurred ```

I posted it also in this old bug report which was already closed: https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43685

Does it work for anyone with Wine 4.15?

09/13/2019 05:29:20 CEST

Endless Space Collection free on Humble
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/endless-space-collection-free-game#checkout-section
09/13/2019 03:24:20 CEST

Goliath Envious FX V2 Alpha 1 - Need help testing Linux distro compatibility

I'm looking for help testing Linux distro compatibility for Goliath Envious FX V2. This new version uses proper native API bindings generated by Project Panama and is extremely efficient compared to the old command line API version.

Problem is that Linux is so heavily fragmented that the required libraries(nvidia-ml and NVXCtrl) are in entirely different locations on Ubuntu, Arch, and Fedora and the bindings don't know where to look for the libraries. Luckily you can manually add the libraries paths when generating the bindings but there may be missing locations that haven't been added.

Ubuntu, Arch, and Fedora locations have been added but i'm not sure if it actually works and if those cover everything.

If anyone has any spare time i'd appreciate it if you'd give it a try. You can download it from here. If it works, let me know. If it doesn't, please provide the path for the libraries.

Keep in mind, this is very early and things are a little wonky. This isn't in a real usable state yet.


09/13/2019 02:26:06 CEST

Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

It releases today. Has anyone tried it? You'll have to run

the game through the Epic Game Launcher.

09/13/2019 01:32:05 CEST

Dualshock 4 button prompts

Hey ! Reading this reddit for a long time but never participated. Well that changes today

I was testing how the DS4 controller is working comparing with windows and I find results that surprise me. Here are the game I tested. Note that I have a DS4 v2.

Native games

  • Dead Cells : Needs SDL2 mapping has been configured, DS4 prompts working
  • Hollow Knight : Needs to disable the motion controllers to work in udev. Then it is recognized as a generic gamepad with xbox button prompts.
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider : Xbox button prompts. DS4 is properly recognized by Steam. I was sure this one worked once with DS4 button prompts.
  • Talos Principle : Xbox button prompts


  • Final Fantasy XII : Xbox button prompts

Wine/DXVK outside Proton (GOG builds)

  • Witcher 3 : Xbox button prompts
  • Divinity Original Sin 2 DE : Xbox button prompts

Note that all have "button prompts support" in pcgamingwiki.

I was wanting to know if you, fellow DS4 users, find different results and manage to have DS4 prompts in games supposed to support them ? And if you do, did you configure something special that I could have missed ?

09/13/2019 00:09:53 CEST

WoW classic seems to no longer need the TTL fix

logged right in today using the default TTL settings. yesterday i still needed it set to 128. just an FYI

09/12/2019 23:29:59 CEST

Help on running Overwatch, League of Legends

I finally decided to try linux full time for gaming. I however have ran into some issues with both games, any help would be appreciated. System: Ryzen 1700, Vega 64 8GB Air boost, 16 GB Ram, Arch Linux.

Overwatch, Using Lutris and DXVK. Downloaded all the vulkan prerequisites, upgraded to mesa-git, and LLVM 8.0.

The game runs flawlessly... except that there is no mouse input while in a match (mouse works in menus). Unsure as to why and i can't find any resources online about that

League of Legends, Client runs, match never launches. Using the Appimage D9vk for lutris

Again any help would be appreciated, and I can provide any addition information if necessary.

09/12/2019 22:26:07 CEST

[DEAL] Attack of the Earthlings (8,39€ / $9.99 at -50% 'lowest ever') until 18ᵗʰ Sep 2019
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/621930/
09/12/2019 20:55:04 CEST

[DEAL] Beholder 2 (8,24€ / $8.24 at -45% 'lowest ever') until 22ⁿᵈ Sep 2019
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/761620/
09/12/2019 20:50:49 CEST

PC frequently freezes when playing Minecraft [Manjaro/Arch]

This problem has rattled my mind for a while now trying to fix it for around a month now

For some reason my PC will come to a dead stop or sometimes slow down and stop, maybe loop the audio as well

I have tried waiting about an hour for it to unfreeze but nothing happens so I force it off

This happens with both vanilla MC and very heavily modded packs like ATM3 and it does not matter if I am standing still or running around.

I am assuming it could be a driver issue but my case is a bit weird since I am running a qemu VM for playing windows games meaning I also have a second GPU that is dedicated for it and to my understanding my OS should not be able to see it because it allocates it early on

I am a fairly new linux user so I could very well have missed something but I have looked in journalctl and don't see anything obvious but it is also a very big list.

TL;DR minecraft makes PC freeze don't know how to fix

09/12/2019 20:37:16 CEST

Fifa 20 DEMO VOLTA Gameplay on Linux - Wine Staging 4.15 - DXVK 1.3.4 - Xubuntu 19.04
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7ATaLC4ixE
09/12/2019 20:23:00 CEST

Error while installing csgo using playonlinux

I just moved to linux (Manjaro) from Windows and was planing to install and play csgo on it , But I am getting the following error. Please anyone help me out


09/12/2019 17:06:36 CEST

Medieval 2 Modding

So I after a year of having a linux desktop, I finally saw /u/edddeduck_feral and u/RedDorf 's posts about modding Total War: Medieval 2, and thought it would be a good idea to make a list of mods that work with the Feral port and the required fixes. So yeah:

  • Third Age
    • this is the one I've seen most reported working, with little or no modifications, and while I still get the vanilla intro movie, this works for me.
  • Europa Barbarorum
    • A great post by /u/DUDE_R_T_F_M has fixes for crashing battles, and a general debugging method for Medieval 2 mods in general using strace.
    • this mod works for me with the above fix.
  • Stainless Steel
    • when installing 6.3 i get the error:

Unhandled exception: 0xc0000417 in 32-bit code (0x7b4537fc).
  • I think this could be a wine error, as the mod must be installed from an exe (my wine prefix was using 64bit).
  • Rise of the Three Kingdoms
  • Like the Third Age mod, this needed no modifications for me, though as usual vanilla into movie occurs.
  • The v4 patches (1 & 2) both worked fine, not seeming to cause problems.
  • Elder Scrolls
  • This didn't launch and went straight back to vanilla movie and menu, then nothing happens when I press "main campaign" in the menu.
  • when debugged using strace, I got 4934 missing file errors, mainly libraries in a bunch of different locations e.g. libbsd.so.0, libXdmcp.so.6, libXau.so.6, libgcc_s.so.1, libxcb.so.1, libc.so.6, libm.so.6, libpthread.so.0, libstdc++.so.6, libdl.so.2, librt.so.1, libX11.so.6, etc. (there were a lot, although a good number were folders not just libraries)
  • Planetwar
  • So this worked as usual, but it seems theres a UI bug which causes the game to crash after a certain number of button clicks, then also crashed during a quick battle a couple of minutes after starting.
  • after running strace i ran into the same error as elder scrolls, with literally the same amount (4934) of missing files!

NOTE: as stated in the linked posts, all mods require the launch command in steam


and a removal of all capital letters in all file names (theres a bunch of options but this worked for me)

find ./ -depth -exec rename 's/(.*)\/([^\/]*)/$1\/\L$2/' {} \;

As for movies causing crashes mentioned by /u/edddeduck_feral 's post:

"mods with custom videos (e.g. Third Age) might fail to load. (I think(?) this can be turned off with 'movies = 0' in the main or mod's preferences.cfg)"

If you can think of any fixes, or other mods you've tested let me know and I'll add to the list!

09/12/2019 16:03:55 CEST

Save 20% on Kingdom Two Crowns on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/701160/Kingdom_Two_Crowns/
09/12/2019 14:48:09 CEST

Save 40% on Hand of Fate 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/456670/Hand_of_Fate_2/
09/12/2019 14:47:43 CEST

Nvidia drivers prevent booting into Ubuntu


I have a system with two GTX680s running Ubuntu. The system runs with the default drivers, but when I try to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers the system refuses to boot and I need to purge the drivers in recovery mode.

I've tried several version of the driver the 390, 340 and the 304 open-source drivers. These all have the same issue. I've followed several installation guides for both the software & updates GUI install and also the terminal install. I understand that linux isn't well supported by Nvidia. I believe that the newest driver for the Kepler cards is 340.

I actually want to use the computer for CUDA accelerated compute, not gaming. But I figured that you guys would probably know more about driver issues like this. Thanks

09/12/2019 13:30:18 CEST

Bf1 start problems and crashes recently, does someone have a work around?

Problem description

So I have been playing Bf1 since last summer but since the last origin release bf1 rarely starts at all no matter what wine or dxvk I use it allways seems random. Most of the time bf1 stars and becomes a zombie process until I tried to often and origin locks me out saying that the game has been accessed on too many computers.

Another wine prefix with the same setup except this time it's battlefield 4 starts perfectly fine.

What I have tried so far

I tried multiple wine versions and dxvk versions and reinstalled the wine prefix three times already. I also tried repairing game files. The only thing I haven't done is downloading the game files again but my brother hasn't this problem and he has a copy of my wine prefix with the same game files I have without the startup problem ( he is however using Nvidia and manjaro while I use Arch and AMDGPU)

09/12/2019 12:11:24 CEST

Are there any news on when Feral will release their Shadow of the Tomb Raider Linux port?

Are there any news on when Feral will release their Shadow of the Tomb Raider Linux port? Just asking since it was announced at the end of the last year for 2019, but Google did not show me any new news articles when I looked from June, 1st until now.

09/12/2019 11:01:25 CEST

I got Mod Organizer 2's USVFS running under wine!


I've been trying to get modding Skyrim to be a good experience under linux for probably close to 6 months now, including:

  • Improving AJ Venter's movfs4l.py script (a script that would symlink a Mod Organizer profile to the Skyrim data directory). Through somewhat interesting timing, he handed over the repo to me, just as I was nearing to finish this patch!
  • 3 separate attempts to create a linux version of USVFS (the last one, winevfs, being in a mostly-working state, although using it is not a very fun experience)
  • Trying to create my own mod manager, a project I quit rather early on after realizing how much work it would take

For some reason, it never occured to me I should have just tried to get USVFS working under wine instead. A few days ago I decided I would try doing this, and as of now, I have finally been able to patch wine in order to get it to (mostly) work with USVFS again!

I would like to give a huge thanks to the Mod Organizer team on Discord (AL, LostDragonist, Tannin, isa, and Silarn) for going out of their way to help me out with investigating this, even providing a special debug build of USVFS in order to narrow down the issue.

The patch



Since I assumed fixing this would be a lot harder than it actually was, I thought I'd explain what the issues were exactly, and how I fixed them. I'm guessing most people won't be interested in this, but it might be helpful for other developers who want to debug wine issues. I know I would have loved to see this for other game-fixing patches, so here you go:

  • info->data_len < info->data_size - max_entry_size

I'm not sure what is the reason for this check in wine, but wine seems to assume NtQueryDirectoryFile is its own implementation. Unfortunately for wine, USVFS hooks this function, and reorganizes the entries sent, which results in io.Information (info->data_len) being smaller than info->data_size - max_entry_size (data_size being set to 8192 bytes, and max_entry_size I'm estimating being ~300 bytes or so).

As for the specifics of what size it returns, I'm honestly not quite sure, and I'm not completely sure why this works. All I know is that wine falsely assumed it was the end of the directory listing, and the only way for it to assume that without NtQueryDirectoryFile stating that there were no more files was if data_size == 0. And the only way that data_size would be set to 0 was if the info->data_len < info->data_size - max_entry_size check succeeded.

Although I couldn't patch USVFS (due to being unable to build it under linux), both USVFS and wine (using WINEDEBUG=+file,+ntdll) had very helpful log files, and sifting through them, and both the USVFS and the wine source code, allowed me to figure out what was going on, without needing to touch a line of code, or even open a debugger.


The reason for this one is very simple, but to explain it, I'll need to explain a bit about how USVFS works.

As you may already know, USVFS hooks into various Windows system functions, creating the "illusion" of a virtual filesystem to the program that it has hooked. For example, if your virtual filesystem maps ~/somefile.txt to ~/virtual/somefile.txt, when a program tries to open ~/virtual/somefile.txt through CreateFile (Windows equivalent of fopen), it will run USVFS's hooked version of it instead, which will change the wanted path to ~/somefile.txt before running the actual CreateFile with the provided arguments. This is easy enough for most functions that deal with individual files, but it gets a little more complex with folders.

Here's the jist of what was going on under wine:

  • Skyrim wants a directory listing of the data folder, and eventually calls FindFirstFileEx (Windows equivalent of opendir)
  • FindFirstFileEx needs to get the handle of the file, and so it runs NtOpenFile (the backend for CreateFile)
  • NtOpenFile is hooked by USVFS. It sees that the wanted path (Data) is in the virtual filesystem, so it returns the rerouted folder instead (a folder called "overwrite")
  • NtQueryDirectoryFile (in this case, it works a bit like readdir) is called with the handle returned by NtOpenFile. However, the rerouted directory (overwrite) doesn't contain the game files. USVFS does detect that it's part of the virtual filesystem though, so it does return the virtual entries (the files/folders provided by mods)

That made sense, but I didn't understand what was the intended behavior. Originally I thought that it wasn't supposed to reroute the directory to overwrite, so I patched FindFirstFileExW to use ZwOpenFile (which I patched to be a separate function from NtOpenFile) so that it wouldn't try to reroute the directory. This allowed the game to run, but it wasn't able to discover mods. The issue had therefore been inverted.

After a lot of back-and-forth with the ModOrganizer team, it turns out that rerouting the directory to overwrite was actually the intended behavior. But what should have happened was that the hooked NtQueryDirectoryFile would realize it was in the rerouted directory, and instead return the directory contents for the real one initially. This didn't happen under wine, and by looking backwards at the code, I eventually found out that USVFS's hooked NtOpenFile would only store the original directory if the FILE_OPEN_FOR_BACKUP_INTENT flag was present.

Other issues

There are still issues with ModOrganizer/USVFS under wine that these patches don't fix:

  • Explorer++ still doesn't recognize virtual directory entries. No clue what is going on there, but FindFirstFileEx doesn't show up for finding the initial directory contents in the log.
  • Running external tools (such as FNIS and BodySlide) within the Data directory requires the directories to exist within the game's Data directory. For example, to run BodySlide you must create an empty folder to the path Data/CalienteTools/BodySlide. I'm not sure how this could be fixed through wine.
  • HDD performance still isn't very good, especially if case insensitivity isn't enabled under ext4.
    • The more plugins you have enabled, the longer it will take before it even displays a window, as it queries a (usually) non-existant .ini file ~1-2k times for each .ESP. Creating fake .ini files only slightly decreases the time needed to load it. I'm not sure how this could be improved, other than maybe better caching?

Moving forward

If you have any issues, please let me know and include as much detail as you can (please create and send a debug USVFS log as well, you can do that by going to ModOrganizer's settings -> Diagnostics -> Log Level: Debug).

As to whether or not these will be included in wine, I have no idea, I haven't submitted them for a few reasons (mainly the real name policy). It's likely the first patch (the data_len one) won't be accepted in its current state, as there must have been a reason to add that check. The second one might be fine though, I don't know.

Feel free to submit these patches yourself and/or include them in your own packaged wine builds though :)

09/12/2019 09:10:57 CEST

Gaming Overlay last reason to not switch completely...

I use apple products for everything except my desktop (I know, I know...roast me in the comments). For my custom gaming rig; however, I dual boot windows and Manjaro but ABHOR windows. Trying to switch over before Proton was just not feasible for online play with friends...and trying to troubleshoot a brand new game just sucked. But now, from a strict compatibility/performance perspective, I have no qualms.

My only caveat is that I've come to rely heavily on MSI Afterburner/RTSS on windows and I cannot find an alternative in linux - at least not one that hits most of the boxes.

  1. Works with proprietary drivers (rules out Gallium. ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY -> Proof)
    1. Note: ^ is exclusive to NVIDIA, but with Intel joining the market soon I don't want to be constrained to just amd, ideally. Yay free market!
  2. Displays enough stats:
    1. Temps (CPU/GPU)
    2. Usage (CPU/GPU/RAM)
    3. Framerate

In a perfect world there would be a way to port or otherwise make afterburner work natively in linux. But, alas, the linux community is mostly talented developers in their free-time too splintered to make a combined effort, especially with differences in distro (for such a miniscule issue for most people, anyway).

If anyone knows of a utility that fits let me know! At this point I'm more optimistic that Steam/Google will be the ones to push it through just to make it easier for everyone to switch over...Steam especially considering they could expand on the frame-counter. That may just be wishing thinking on my part though ;)

09/12/2019 07:57:10 CEST

X-COM 2 is currently only $14.99 75% off on Chrono.gg
URL: https://skyestorme.chrono.gg/skyestorme-xcom-2
09/12/2019 07:22:54 CEST

Not a game, but hear me out, Krita is now available on Steam for Linux!
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791435216837/announcements/detail/1602641040266097544
09/12/2019 05:54:22 CEST

Is anybody else having an issue with Steam games and controllers?

Starting yesterday, my controller input isn't making it into all but one or two Steam games. It's working fine in Dolphin, Lutris, etc, but not in Steam. Steam will respond to my controller inputs when in big picture mode or in the controller settings dialogues. I have tried in native titles, official Steam Play titles, forced Proton titles, etc. The only two I have gotten it to work with are two natives: HITMAN and Darkest Dungeon. Other natives such as Mad Max do not work.

I'm not even sure where to go from here in troubleshooting. If it is something broken with Steam, surely some of you would be having issues right? Any tips as to logs I could turn on, etc?

I am using an Xbox One controller and Arch. I am primarily using the Xbox One controller wirelessly with a bluetooth adapter and xpad-neo, however, plugging in the controller doesn't change anything.

09/12/2019 04:56:51 CEST

Underworld Ascendant 80% off
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/692840/Underworld_Ascendant/
09/12/2019 04:37:14 CEST

[Help Needed] Fallout New Vegas -GOG Version -Lutris

The game seems to crash whenever i try to launch the game through the Lutris installation. After I enter 1 (run it with NVSE) on the virtual desktop the game "launches" but then crashes.

If I run the game without NVSE it launches normally. However when exiting I have to use xkill to terminate the process.

09/12/2019 02:54:38 CEST

gamerOS 5 released!

Project website: https://gamer-os.github.io/gamer-os

The big feature in this release that I am excited about is the automatic whitelisting of Proton games. As we test Proton games for compatibility with gamerOS, we can add them to a custom whitelist with any required configuration exactly how Valve does it. The whitelist is automatically updated every time you start gamerOS so we can add compatible games in between gamerOS releases.

This takes us one step closer to our ultimate goal: out of the box compatibility with as many games as possible.

Full changelog: - linux 5.2.13 - mesa 19.1.6 - nvidia 435.21 - add steam-tweaks - automatically whitelist additional games for Proton - automatically enable Steam Input for games on a whitelist - UEFI support - use Plymouth for cleaner boot - fix failure to install to NVMe drives - can now view release version under Settings->System - added extra fonts - added trim support - bluetooth headset support - use prebuilt initramfs

09/12/2019 02:46:35 CEST

Lutris installer question for World of Tanks, what are differences?


https://lutris.net/games/install/7701/view (EU DXVK version)

Without these Winetricks (FAudio + .NET 4.8 + DSound + DMusic + CoreFonts)

https://lutris.net/games/install/14762/view (World of Tanks (EU) + ProMod version)

FAudio + .NET 4.8 + DSound + DMusic + CoreFonts

I wonder what would be different with these installers, game anyhow different, more performance, improved audio, better fonts?

And how big difference is with .NET 4.8 and Mono on Linux gaming?

09/12/2019 02:43:57 CEST

.NET 4.8 over Mono?


https://lutris.net/games/install/7701/view (EU DXVK version)

Without these Winetricks (FAudio + .NET 4.8 + DSound + DMusic + CoreFonts)

https://lutris.net/games/install/14762/view (World of Tanks (EU) + ProMod version)

FAudio + .NET 4.8 + DSound + DMusic + CoreFonts

I wonder what would be different with these installers, game anyhow different, more performance, improved audio, better fonts?

And how big difference is with .NET 4.8 and Mono on Linux gaming?

09/12/2019 02:41:28 CEST

Poor performance on Ryzen 3500u (MX Linux)

So... I migrated over to MX Linux from Pop_OS due to various issues, but now my gpu runs like crap. I don't think it could be my gpu because I was getting much better fps when I was on pop os (I got around 120 - 180 on Minecraft, but same settings on MX I barely hold 50fps). Any suggestions???

09/12/2019 01:56:40 CEST

Wanting to start making benchmark videos and would like some advice

I uploaded two overwatch vids recently and received feedback so I want to try improving for future vids.

I was wondering what fps monitoring programs exist for linux (nvidia)

also would you prefer obs or an external camera that will not affect performance? I am saving to build a recording pc but that will take some time so in the mean time which would you prefer? (i am working to find a good camera angle for external)

I am going to start by putting the settings at the beginning of the video instead of in the description.

resolution, linux distro, kernal, pc specs plus gpu driver, lutris settings. What am i missing that you want to see?

09/12/2019 01:55:22 CEST

Harebrained Schemes continue to tweak BATTLETECH with a new update out
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/harebrained-schemes-continue-to-tweak-battletech-with-a-new-update-out.14988
09/12/2019 00:40:36 CEST

HW Update: Acer begins porting firmware to LVFS
URL: https://fwupd.org/lvfs/device/com.Acer.Happy_WC.firmware
09/11/2019 23:55:45 CEST

[Help Needed] Some Full Screen Wine Games Crash XWayland

Some Wine games that use the full screen run fine under Xwayland while others crash the session (GNOME). I've narrowed it down to games that start as a small window and then expand into a full screen like Mirror's Edge and Skyrim. I'm guessing this has something to do with either the resolution or the refresh rate of the game and that of XWayland. Anyone knows any possible fix?

09/11/2019 22:28:35 CEST

d9vk stopped working well after wineprefix restart? GTA IV and horrible shader glitches

Hey, that might be a bit messy, but my problem is that d9vk seems to have stopped working as it is supposed to on my PC.

I installed it after playing GTA IV on Wine's d3d9 implementation for a while, and it worked like a charm - nearly doubled the performance, fixed shader glitching, and recent master also fixed radar aliasing.

Though after restarting my Wineprefix (because of a dumb reason - I manually removed Mono and .NET Framework was still thinking it is installed, probably registry leftovers) and installing native DirectX (just like before) d9vk still doubles the performance, but shader glitches are unbearable. Just the same as wined3d + a new type that appears on whole screen on some cutscenes, floors and streets when you look down. https://imgur.com/a/R6i5UMh <- some screenshots.

I tried installing DirectX and restarting Wineprefix multiple times, installing Mono, .NET Framework, Visual C++, I created a brand new wineprefix and installed games and DirectX... of course I tried overriding specific libraries as well. I tried using Wine's builtin d3dx9 and d3dcompiler libraries as well, even though it is not reccomended for d9vk, it didn't fix anything of course. I also tried downgrading d9vk, Wine, Nvidia driver and Vulkan loader... Even backing up the old Wineprefix, all with no success - problem wasn't fixed since probably over a week :(

If anyone has a clue maybe what am I doing wrong... please tell. I'll be so grateful for tips. Thank you! <3

09/11/2019 21:08:16 CEST

DirectX Error

Any idea what's causing this error? It comes up in Battlefield 1 when it tries to load the game - if I ignore the error and get back to the game, it apparently can't load the ground, it's invisible. I use Lutris, wine version ge-protonified-4.10 with DXVK and esync enabled. Since it's a directx issue, maybe I need to install something from winetricks?


09/11/2019 19:24:55 CEST

Manjaro vs Ubuntu, Ryzen 2600x &amp; Red Devil Vega 56 Complete noob perspective

I have been having a lot of trouble getting my cpu/gpu working properly in Ubuntu 18.04. Today I switch to Manjaro KDE, updated everything sudo pacman -Syu, and everything is working perfect. 100+ fps in wow classic through lutris (was about 20 in Ubuntu). No man's sky is running like a dream, running in steam proton, as well when I could only get black screens in Ubuntu. I know very little about linux but as a noob I found that Manjaro seemed to work a lot more seamlessly with my hardware and for the first time I have everything I need working on linux and I am pumped!

09/11/2019 18:38:04 CEST

Borderless fullscreen on Linux. I've added support for Gnome, can other's add support for different DM's?
URL: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Glossary:Borderless_fullscreen_windowed#Linux
09/11/2019 16:06:44 CEST

Far Cry New Dawn Benchmark - Proton vs Windows 10
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9oXKvymIFs
09/11/2019 14:59:28 CEST

Far Cry New Dawn Benchmark - Proton vs Windows 10
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9oXKvymIFs
09/11/2019 14:58:35 CEST

Overwatch Linux 180+ fps without OBS recording performance hit
URL: https://youtu.be/KeHTRkXpuCI
09/11/2019 12:12:25 CEST

Lord of Laudanum needs your help

If you ever wanted to play a game with the trashy humor of the 90s in an mmorpg jacket, you should help Lord of Laudanum get funded on kickstarter.

Lord of Laudanum is an old school type of MMORPG for Windows and Linux PCs with graphics inspired by Minecraft, Trove & Cube World. Were throwing character levels out the window and focus on skill based progression, giving you the freedom to build your character the way you want.

Thank you for taking a look at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phuntecstudio/lord-of-laudanum

In the main story line you will relive the history of Opium, where it all started and how it eventually evolved into Laudanum. The game will explore the limits of decency with a wink of dark humor.


09/11/2019 11:37:25 CEST

Problem starting Witcher 3 with Proton 4.11-3

Just witched back to Manjaro, wanted to play the witcher 3 but the game wont start with Proton.

I installed it on my other SSD when i still had Windows, could that be why it wont start?

09/11/2019 09:50:23 CEST

WoW Classic WOW51900328 Error [FIX]
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/comments/d2iwjc/wow_classic_wow51900328_error_fix/
09/11/2019 04:24:07 CEST

WoW Classic WOW51900328 Error [FIX]

After about 3 days of being locked out of the WoW servers (WOW51900328), I was able to log on tonight after increasing the time to live (TTL) of IPv4 packets. You can do this by running the command:

sudo bash -c 'echo 128 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_default_ttl'

Hopefully this works for anyone still having troubles connecting to the servers!

09/11/2019 04:12:02 CEST

Can't get Battle.net to login and launch

So I have a freshly installed Manjaro setup on my laptop. Installed Lutris and Wine-Staging, as well as followed the DXVK tutorial for Lutris. However, when I went to install Battle.net to play WoW Classic, I get a login box that has the text all messed up. When I login it prompts for authenticator, but doesn't respond to my approval. I can get in with a manual code, but then the launcher fails to log in. Does anyone have any thoughts as to how I can fix this. I read that I may need to install fonts with wine-tricks in Lutris, but can't find any instructions on how to do that. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

09/11/2019 03:24:23 CEST

Linux 5.2 - Star Citizen - get the max out of AMD
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4aYe3BEUTU
09/11/2019 01:55:19 CEST

Should I switch to AMD?

Currently on a 1070 and for some time i have been considering switching over to the 5700xt. I dont have any problems with the nvidia card currently. It runs well and i can use the gsync freesync on my monitor.

however i heard that amd has better support on linux and games run better. Is this true? What am i missing by choosing to stay with nvidia?

09/11/2019 01:20:56 CEST

Origin crashing when esync is enabled

Does anyone else have trouble with the Origin client crashing on startup when Wine is launched with esync enabled?

I'm running Wine staging (4.15 as of writing). Now that the experimental esync patches have merged into mainline wine, I've been wanting to test it out to see if it makes games like Battlefield V less jerky. However, I've found that I can't start Origin successfully if esync is enabled. The client instead crashes before the splash screen even goes away.

For reference, esync functionality in mainline Wine can be toggled by using this environment variable: WINEESYNC=0/1

09/11/2019 01:08:54 CEST

State of Radeon 5700 GPUs on linux

I currently run pop_os with a nvidia gpu.

I mainly play Witcher 3, Doom, and Civ V.

Considering picking up a radeon 5700.

What is the state of radeon navi gaming on linux? Will my monitor even receive a signal if I install a navi gpu?

Are drivers really as bad as people claim? How is performance expected to improve with the new kernel rolling out soon? How do I update the kernel on pop_OS?

Additionally, how well do tools like core control and wattmanGTK work for setting fan curves and such?

09/10/2019 23:39:53 CEST

Anyone playing Stranded Deep?

I'm still looking for a new game to play, but I haven't seen Stranded Deep mentioned lately.

09/10/2019 23:01:37 CEST

Installing nvidia drivers on Ubuntu

I was trying to install the proper nvidia drivers to get my nvidia graphics card working in Ubuntu, and I think I have totally messed up some stuff. At this point I'd like to just remove any nvidia drivers I have a try again with what I've learned, but I can't uninstall nvidia-drm. I did what this answer said and disabled the display manager, then ran this command to remove it: modprobe -r nvidia-drm. But I still got the error modprobe: FATAL: Module nvidia_drm is in use. Something seems really messed up with my nvidia drivers (or lack of?) and I have no idea what to do to remove nvidia-drm and any other nvidia stuff that I need to in order to start over... Any ideas?

09/10/2019 21:43:09 CEST

Anyone with RX 5700 XT, does The Bard's Tale IV work for you?

For me, it's causing a GPU hang in the beginning of the game.

09/10/2019 21:05:37 CEST

Civilization VI – September 2019 Update Available Now (Linux version is availablee too)
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/1595885640821886008
09/10/2019 20:32:51 CEST

Fallout 4 running with ENB and ReShade under proton
URL: https://i.redd.it/kpgbnexdnsl31.png
09/10/2019 18:33:18 CEST

Discord staff confirm that the "Go Live" feature is not coming to linux and is a "Windows only feature", despite the changelogs saying that the feature is available to 100% of their users
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/d1x2xo/hey_it_said_in_the_new_update_that_the_go_live/
09/10/2019 18:31:46 CEST

Left Control binding issue still a thing with Overwatch?

First i countered this myself, previously tested this on Manjaro last week after a year or two and was astonished how well it performs on linux. Had no issues on Manjaro but on Arch i encountered this and googling about the issue gives me year old reddit posts. Are there any permanent workarounds that solves this issue?

09/10/2019 17:34:42 CEST

AMD Linux Improvements Pending Around FreeSync Low Frame Rate Compensation
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMDGPU-DC-FreeSync-LFR-Better
09/10/2019 16:27:04 CEST

What is your favorite open source games?

Mine is Widelands

09/10/2019 14:09:42 CEST

Rockfish confirm EVERSPACE 2 will not go exclusive to the Epic Store, Steam is the "best platform" for indies
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/rockfish-confirm-everspace-2-will-not-go-exclusive-to-the-epic-store-steam-is-the-best-platform-for-indies.14978
09/10/2019 12:50:09 CEST

How to setup FreeSync with AMD Mesa and workaround black screen issues

There are multiple sources about this on the internet, I however still had to search a lot to workaround the black screen issue with my FreeSync Monitor (BenQ_EX3203R).

# Step 1 make sure your kernel/drivers are new enough:

Linux kernel >= 5.0

Mesa >= 19.0 (mesa 19.1 for FreeSync support for Vulkan e.g. if you want FreeSync for DXVK games)

xf86-video-amdgpu >= 19.0

# Step 2, make sure your Monitors FreeSync is detected (only DisplayPort is supported at the moment!):

vrr_capable should be 1

xrandr --prop | grep ''vrr_capable"

# Step 3, create an xorg config file with the option to enable VariableRefreshrate (save it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/whatever-name-you-want.conf:

Section "Device"Identifier "AMD"Driver "amdgpu"Option "TearFree" "true"Option "DRI" "3"Option "VariableRefresh" "true"EndSection

restart xorg e.g. sudo systemctl restart sddm/gdm/lightdm ...

# Step 4, work around black screen issues:

First make sure that your problem is not related to an insufficient display port cable by reducing the bandwidth

through lowering your resolution and refresh rate.

## WARNING the following might damage your device, I take absolutely no responsibility, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !

The black screen issue occurs whenever your fps drop below your minimum FreeSync range (in my case 48 pfs)

you can either make sure that your fps always stay above your minimum FreeSync range (I thought the fps never dropped below 48 before but apparently they did sometimes even though it wasnt visible to me) or you can try to change your Monitors settings to use a lower minimum FreeSync range than officially supported.

### Step 1, extract your monitors configuration:

install read-edid

sudo modprobe i2c-dev (to read from the bus)

sudo get-edid > edid.bin

### Step 2, edit the edid.bin file with an edid editor:

I used a windows editor and installed this editor with wine because the only native linux editor I found didnt work

(Thanks to another reddit user, but I cant find the post anymore if someone knows pls give me his/her name)


In this editor go to "Detailed Data" in the Tab in the middle you can now see your min and max VariableRefresh rate

(In my case it said min 24 and max 144 even though its officially 48-144) .

You have to test which minimum refresh rate works for you (later not now just start with any lower refresh rate now to test later) in my case only 26 and 38 as the lower range were stable.

### Step 3 make your monitor use the changed edid file:

Now you have to load this new firmware either with your system or with your xorg config (which is more flexible for testing so you just have to restart your display manager and not reboot to check if a refresh rate works for you e.g. sudo systemctl restart sddm/gdm, relogin and start your test game)

Just edit the xorg config file we created earlier:

Section "Device"Identifier "AMD"Driver "amdgpu"Option "TearFree" "true"Option "DRI" "3"Option "VariableRefresh" "true"Option "CustomEDID" "NAME-OF-YOUR-MONITOR-CONNECTION:/path/to/your/edited/edid_file/edid.bin"EndSection

replace NAME-OF-YOUR-MONITOR-CONNECTION with the connection name e.g. Displayport-0 check xrandr --prop to find the name of your monitors connection

now restart xorg by restarting your display manager again e.g. sudo systemctl restart sddm/gdm/lightdm ...

and check if you sill get black screens in games if so try another lower refresh rate

09/10/2019 12:13:19 CEST

Overwatch - Linux September build runs very well (Competitive Settings)
URL: https://youtu.be/ufJSM0XCVUs
09/10/2019 12:04:38 CEST

GreedFall - Proton 4.11-3 [German]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQWdnOHslXA
09/10/2019 10:19:26 CEST

A Tragic Loss | CodeWeavers Blog (Józef Kucia, VKD3D lead developer, has passed away)
URL: https://www.codeweavers.com/about/blogs/jwhite/2019/9/8/a-tragic-loss
09/10/2019 09:25:52 CEST

[GIVEAWAY] Giving Out 10 Keys for Grand Brix Shooter!

Hey Everyone!

Im part of the community team for Grand Brix Shooter, and I wanted to tell you all about it :) Im randomly giving away 10 free Steam keys. Please comment below if youd like one!


It is a side scrolling shooting bullet hell game with full of bullets and enemies to evade.

Anyone can simply adapt to this easy-to-use system for an enjoyable experience.

Of course, experts have their share on a wide range of tactics and battle.

Challenge yourself to a new kind of bullet-hell fusion shooter. Change your aircraft to get new skills just when you need them against advancing foes. Aim for the top spot!

You can have a look at the game here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1115580/Grand_Brix_Shooter/

Here are a few screenshots so you can see what Grand Brix Shooter looks like!


Boss fight warning

New unit

Level 3 Tiamat

A real bullet hell

To enter, just leave a comment below. I'll randomly choose winners on September 16th at 10 PM and then send out the keys.

09/10/2019 09:03:55 CEST

Can't run games with "__GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE_PATH" set

So I installed and ran Crysis and it works great in DX10 with DXVK but it has a lot of stutter when things need to load. My /home directory is located on an old 640GB HDD and the rest of my system is on a small SSD I share with my Windows 10 install. Based on what I've been able to gather the stutter seems to be caused by the shader cache witch seems to be located in /home. Since /home is on a slow drive I wanted to change the shader cache path to a folder on my SSD but ever since I added "__GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE_PATH" to my environment variables the game just crashes on launch. My guess is that lutris/the game doesn't have permissions to access or write files to the directory I chose but I can't find a directory on my SSD that I the user can write to.

This is what I tried...

__GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE_PATH= /usr/share/wineglcache

__GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE_PATH= /var/cache/wineglcache

and a few more directories but each time I had to run my file explorer as sudo so I could make the folder.

Anyone know how to fix this?

09/10/2019 08:27:11 CEST

Save 75% on Magicka 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/238370/Magicka_2/
09/10/2019 08:22:39 CEST

Save 75% on Transport Fever on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/446800/Transport_Fever/
09/10/2019 08:22:02 CEST

Save 80% on Poly Bridge on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/367450/Poly_Bridge/
09/10/2019 08:21:49 CEST

Visual Novel "The Disappearance of Miyuki Ida" on Kickstarter With Linux Demo
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ecao/the-disappearance-of-miyuki-ida-crime-mystery-visual-novel?ref=project_link
09/10/2019 06:02:40 CEST

2D Platformer "Super Mega Boy" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://andreasklein.itch.io/super-mega-boy
09/10/2019 05:49:32 CEST

Thanks awesome Linux community. You proof that we are not "1%" a capture from my itch dashboard. Nothing better than numbers.
URL: https://i.redd.it/sp4a95w7kol31.jpg
09/10/2019 04:47:17 CEST

G sync still causing tearing

I switched to linux recently and while g sync is definitely on i still get an absolutely obscene amount of screen tearing in the lower quarter of the screen (with fps limited below refresh rate of monitor), more than windows and it is quite distracting. Any fix?

09/10/2019 04:10:12 CEST

Linux makes up &lt;1% of game sales? I call b.s.



I keep seeing responses from developers citing that Linux users make up less than 1% (or much less) of sales as the reason they do not support or will not continue supporting Linux. What they fail to explain is how they are deriving these metrics.

  • Are they getting information about the o.s. being used at the time of purchase?

  • Are they getting these metrics directly or from a third party service such as Steam?

  • What if I purchase a game on my cell phone via steam mobile app (I regularly do)?

  • What if I make a purchase through a service such as humble bundle (via a web browser)?

  • What if I make a purchase on a different computer/o.s. partition?

I don't believe purchase statistics are a compelling metric.

Another thing to consider is that I like many others keep a Windows partition specifically for gaming and/or games that will not run on Linux. If I made the purchase from my Windows partition (I regularly do) does this mischaracterize me as a Windows user, even though I use Linux 99.9% of the time? Things like this can completely skew the actual number of Linux users.

I get that it comes down to profit, and I am willing to have my mind changed, but for now this common excuse leaves me wholly unconvinced.

09/09/2019 23:08:31 CEST

Testing Mesa-ACO in a separate prefix on Fedora


For adventurous AMD GPU owners, who want to test the progress between latest mesa-git code and latest mesa-aco code, I've created another repo along with the other mesa-aco which I am maintaining:


  • What does this repo have compared with the other mesa-aco one? Well, it provides mesa-aco as a separate package called, you guessed: mesa-aco.

This will install the mesa-aco binaries in a separate prefix in /opt/mesa. You will find install/uninstall instructions there.

09/09/2019 23:02:19 CEST

Large scale 2D RTS Rusted Warfare has a big new release out
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/large-scale-2d-rts-rusted-warfare-has-a-big-new-release-out.14969
09/09/2019 22:59:39 CEST

Hi. I checked other subs, and they say Xplane 11 on Steam is 60gb with all scenery. When I tried to install it, it said it was over 90gb. I'm on Ubuntu, is this the right sub for this?

Sorry for engrish

09/09/2019 21:29:52 CEST

Looks like Beyond a Steel Sky, the sequel to the classic Beneath a Steel Sky is coming to Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/looks-like-beyond-a-steel-sky-the-sequel-to-the-classic-beneath-a-steel-sky-is-coming-to-linux.14968
09/09/2019 21:26:09 CEST

Updating Lutris?


I've seen that there's finally a 0.5.3. I'm still kind of a novice Linux (Ubuntu) user and I assumed doing a apt install would update it.
I have downloaded the source zip from Github, but I'm not sure if running setup.py would install a second Lutris or update the current one.

Hoping someone can help me!


09/09/2019 21:20:11 CEST

When a graphics card's specs say "supported operating systems: windows 10/7". Does that actually mean anything?

Or will it still run fine one Linux as long as it has drivers, proprietary or otherwise?

09/09/2019 21:12:00 CEST

Can I run PS4's Remote Play through Wine on android?

I'm trying to run it, but my keyboard connected through Wireboard didn't work with Wine, so I guess I'll try to get a OTG Cable in order to use my keyboard. Still, I'd like to know beforehand if anyone has ever tried this, and if so, I would like to know if it's compatible. Thanks in advance!

09/09/2019 20:58:48 CEST

PSA: If you are trying to refund Rust but keep getting rejected, try this...
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/252490/discussions/5/1635292137566603009/
09/09/2019 20:28:39 CEST

Save 50% on Celeste on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/504230/Celeste/
09/09/2019 20:20:08 CEST

Wine 4.0 on Ubuntu: Journey crashes

Journey installs in Windows XP compatibility mode (doesn't in other OS's), then when I try and boot it it spits out "the program has encountered a serious problem and needs to close."

In the command line it refers to it as a bad .exe, in the error details it's an "unhandled exception: illegal instruction in 64-bit code." This made me think it was 32-bit, but running it on my main Windows PC tells me otherwise, referring to it as an x64 app.

Is there anything glaringly obvious I've missed?

09/09/2019 20:17:49 CEST

RPCS3 (PS3 Emulator) Progress Report: July 2019
URL: https://rpcs3.net/blog/2019/09/09/progress-report-july-2019/
09/09/2019 19:02:06 CEST

Total Linux noob here (never used it). I have a question about input lag.

Im very sensitive to input lag (years of playing rythm games) and I have never felt comfortable using win10. Ive been researching and found that DWM.exe is forced in windows 10, compared to older versions. So I kept digging and found that some linux OS have very low input lag.

So I guess my question is, how hard would it be to install one of those OS on my computer? Would I need to wipe my hard drive to do so?

Thanks for reading.

09/09/2019 18:43:31 CEST

unity game bundle

not exactly game news, but it seems that for less than 10 you can download 15 books regarding unity and AI


09/09/2019 17:55:54 CEST

Mumble 1.3.0 released
URL: https://www.mumble.info/blog/mumble-1.3.0-release-announcement/
09/09/2019 14:41:36 CEST

Several problems with Wine

I am trying to play Windows games on Archlinux with Wine (at times along with Lutris and PlayOnLinux too) and while some work Ive also ran into the following problems:

  1. Several installers would launch then crash right away when using Wine (standalone or via Lutris). On PlayOnLinux I just get an error message that Wine crashed, installer doesnt appear at all.

  2. Theres another case of a game which didnt need to be installed (its supposed to just run by double-clicking the exe. file, working fine in my windows laptop) where the game seems to launch but it is stuck in a black screen, leaving me no option other than to reboot.

  3. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy works fine except saving progress. Saving in a save slot would appear to work during the game but no save file is created in the corresponding folder, no wonder game doesnt find anything to load from Changing properties rights to anyone doesnt make a difference either.

I use Wine 4.15 and I've tried using Staging through PlayOnLinux too. Using PlayOnLinux and Lutris doesnt seem to make a difference with these, if theres a log I could copy over and take it from there I am not sure where I could find it. I am a newbie when it comes to Linux and I am aware several games simply wont work with Wine no matter what, but maybe some of these problems are well known issues with well-known solutions so if anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks!

09/09/2019 14:08:49 CEST

If you can't login to World of Warcraft or WoW Classic on Linux , here's a quick fix for now
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/if-you-cant-login-to-world-of-warcraft-or-wow-classic-on-linux-heres-a-quick-fix-for-now.14967
09/09/2019 13:14:33 CEST

Free and open source game INSPIRED by elder scrolls

As a big elder scrolls fans, we can start a open source game project with goal of making a game with alien and fresh lore different from elder scrolls and with morrowind level graphics with better combat system.

With skyrim having such a big modding community i think we can make a decent game.

The lore and quest stories to be written and controlled by community. New unique races and game world all created by community.

Game being open source will mean no microtransactions, no drm, absolutely free with great modding support and an awesome community.

Game should be single player with optional modes for online or multiplayer.

Please give your opinions.

09/09/2019 13:09:27 CEST

Good Linux GOG.com client?

I know that Game Hub and Lutris have support for GOG but I don't like these "all in one" clients.

I prefer to have my Wine games in self-maintained WINEPREFIXes and I want to use plain Steam for my Steam games.

The only thing I miss is a dedicated GOG client. Minimum requirement is native Linux game support. Optional Wine support would be "nice to have" but not really required.

Is there something like this?

09/09/2019 11:39:29 CEST

Pre order Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Hunter &amp; The Beast and get 10% discount
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/total-war-warhammer-ii-the-hunter-and-the-beast
09/09/2019 11:28:06 CEST

Buy Gang Beasts from the Humble Store with 30 % discount and DRM free as well
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/gang-beasts
09/09/2019 11:27:07 CEST

Save 80% on Dungeons 3 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/493900/Dungeons_3/
09/09/2019 11:25:44 CEST

Reddit! Linux WoW classic players are getting targeted by Blizzard!
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/classicwow/comments/d1lncq/reddit_linux_wow_classic_players_are_getting/
09/09/2019 07:44:39 CEST

Recommendation on what opensource games to play.
09/09/2019 07:02:04 CEST

RetroArch 1.7.8 (v3) released + big core updates! (bsnes HD, Flycast, Android, etc)
URL: https://www.libretro.com/index.php/retroarch-1-7-8-v3-released-big-core-updates/
09/09/2019 06:18:07 CEST

WoW Classic - error WOW51900328

Has anyone had any luck running WoW Classic after the recent DDOS attacks? Since this morning (8/8), I haven't been able to get past the realm selection screen. Every time I try to select the realm I was playing on yesterday, I disconnects giving only the generic error message WOW51900328.

I've tried everything I can think of, other than installing Windows. I'm open to other suggestions.

09/09/2019 04:35:19 CEST

no crosshair in deus ex the fall using proton

i remember having crosshair on windows but using proton it's just no there

i tried proton 4.11-3 and 3.16-9 same thing

no crosshair

09/09/2019 04:08:24 CEST

Are native games worth asking for?

Here's the deal about asking for native supported games.

Most big corporations already made their mind on this. Some (valve) may sometimes see strategic value in them. Some won't and most likely won't do it unless the marketshare rises CONSIDERABLY.

Where we can convince devs into giving native games a try is indie games. And that's where I think we end up creating more harm than good. Some indie dev might get the idea that we are a market with less competition and decide it's might be worth a try. But these devs are not ready to maintaining games in this platform, and this is where the bad publicity ends up coming from, these devs end up having too many issues developing for linux and then it becomes an advertisement about how it is a bad platform for devs to target.

How do native Open source games work? Simple, they rely on help from the community at large for packaging and dealing with bugs specific to each distro and hardware configuration. Unfortunately, indie devs are not the same as open source devs and they don't want the source code to be available. So they don't want so many people participating in the release and distribution process of their games.

This is where WINE and Proton come from. Because this is a model where community can once again be involved in mantaining and supporting the availability of games, without the games stopping being closed source and without having to convince the games' many devs to do it. And instead of backlash against the OS or the lack of purchases, the narrative becomes about how powerful the distributed work of everyone is and how it is allowing insane games to be executed in multiple Linux distros at once and every time with less and less hassle. And the backlash becomes about game devs that do awful BS with their games like hyper restrictive DRM.

In short, WINE is a place where the strength of the community can work for us, but native games isn't. The community ends up wasting money and time promoting game ports that fail anyway because it still isn't enough to justify the work. And the failre is warranted because the community's numbers can't help a closed source game grow. But what we can do is make the power of open source compatibility layers grow.

09/09/2019 03:23:50 CEST

Silent Hill 2 Enhanced Edition

Its getting close to that time of year friends, and i've been eyeing this project for a while. I believe the time to try it has come...

But does anyone have experience with it? I just checked Lutris for an install script, and at the time of this post it was last updated an hour ago(!). Color me surprised. It doesnt install the enhanced edition content it seems, but the author recommends you do so which is encouraging. Seems like he got it to work just fine.

Anyways... tl;dr whos tried out Silent Hill 2 Enhanced Edition on Linux?

09/09/2019 03:22:06 CEST

yuzu September Patreon Release adds upscaled rendering
URL: https://yuzu-emu.org/entry/yuzu-patreon-preview-sept-2019/
09/09/2019 03:20:22 CEST

Rocket league input lag


Ive got linux mint installed and I experience half-second input delay with the keyboard in rocket league. This doesnt happen in any other game, and FPS is completely normal. This happens in every distro Ive tried except for Pop!_OS. Ive heard that Pop!_OS has some stuff preconfigured for gaming so that it works out of the box, so I suspect that Linux mint as well as the other distros Ive tried lack whatever it is that makes it work on Pop!_OS. How can I fix this? Im happy to provide any information needed to help fix this issue.

09/09/2019 02:07:50 CEST

i need some help testing

i got 2 games i need tested. they work just fine on my Mint 19 machine. if they don't work plz let me know what your machine setup is. The first game only has a multiplayer mode, so i don't expect you to play it cause it doesn't have many users yet, but as long as it runs thats cool.



09/09/2019 02:00:52 CEST

WTF is wrong with this community?

I posted an honest question today about CPU usage with dxvk and just got major downvoting to the point I had to delete the post. I got -4 points in a reply saying "I posted an example in the OP." I don't know why you thought I was complaining about dxvk or something like that when I just wanted to know if was normal to have that CPU usage, I never said I wanted dxvk's dev to change something, I really just wanted to know if I did something wrong configuring my setup.

09/09/2019 01:43:59 CEST

Unable to login to WoW Classic

Anyone else unable to log in to WoW Classic? It was working fine most of the day, then randomly got disconnected. Now I get to 'Logging in to game server' and then it hangs and fails to connect returning the generic lost connection to server error message WOW51900328.

I'm able to connect just fine on my Windows PC. I've tried over a VPN to Azure and another provider with no luck, so I don't believe it's my network. I'm also able to traceroute the game server just fine on Windows, but not on Linux. Running Lutris-wf-nofshack-4.15-4.6. Wondering if they blocked Linux to combat the DDoS attacks they've been under this weekend.

09/08/2019 23:55:12 CEST

DXVK 1.3.4 released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.3.4
09/08/2019 22:21:16 CEST

Manjaro is taking the next step
URL: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-is-taking-the-next-step/102105/1
09/08/2019 21:06:23 CEST

Razer Mouse Keybind Management?

Finally got the son to switch from Windows to Linux. "It's so fast to boot, dad!"

I'm trying to help him setup support for his Razer mouse and keyboard. We got OpenRazer and Polychromatic installed, but now he's asking about some keybind management for his mouse.

Can anyone recommend something that runs on top of OpenRazer that can set and manage keybinds for a DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse?

09/08/2019 21:05:49 CEST

How to use Origin Self Update / Thin Setup to fix "Origin Offline"
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/comments/d1f2wm/how_to_use_origin_self_update_thin_setup_to_fix/
09/08/2019 21:00:25 CEST

How to use Origin Self Update / Thin Setup to fix "Origin Offline"

As of now it seems that the full OriginSetup.exe is one version out of date, installing this will either lead to "Origin Offline" or an endless loop of self updating. Below is (hopefully) some helpful information on how to use the origin update client (thin client) to get the needed update files.

How To : OriginThinSetup

1) Download https://origin-a.akamaihd.net/Origin-Client-Download/origin/live/OriginThinSetup.exe

2) Run this within your wine prefix and you should get the self update window, this will probably fail but let it process passed the "download / install" phase (see below)

WINEPREFIX=/home/user/myprefix WINEARCH=win64 wine ~/Downloads/OriginThinSetup.exe

3) Keep copy the content of the /drive_c/ProgramData/Origin/SelfUpdate/Staged/ within your prefix this will have the updated origin program data

4) Move / Copy the content of the "Staged" folder above into your origin install path

5) Start origin as normal (e.g. see below)

WINEPREFIX=/home/user/myprefix WINEARCH=win64 wine /home/user/myprefix/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Origin/Origin.exe

How To : Origin Self Update

1) Allow self update to download update (and fail)

2) Keep copy the content of the /drive_c/ProgramData/Origin/SelfUpdate/Staged/ within your prefix this will have the updated origin program data

3) Move / Copy the content of the "Staged" folder above into your origin install path

4) Start origin as normal (e.g. see below)

WINEPREFIX=/home/user/myprefix WINEARCH=win64 wine /home/user/myprefix/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Origin/Origin.exe

Note :

  • I assume you have a win7 prefix with vcrun2010, vcrun2013 & vcrun2015 installed
  • The file drive_c/ProgramData/Origin/SelfUpdate/stagedupdate.json should contain the version number of the origin client within the staged folder
  • I have also tested this on a totally clean prefix and this works (assuming point 1 above), just run "OriginThinSetup" once to allow the install folder to be created properly then copy in the files.
09/08/2019 20:50:27 CEST

Terrible fps on Overwatch compared to Windows 7

Hi. I have been using Linux for some time now, but the one thing that has bothered me is the horrible fps I have been getting on Overwatch.

I have seen people on this sub praising Overwatch on how well it performs in Linux, but unfortunately I cannot share the same experience with them. I can easily run Overwatch on high/ultra in Windows 7, but even with all the settings on the lowest on Linux, I can barely hit 60fps in quickplay. Most of the time the fps hovers at around 40, and sometimes drops even lower while in combat.

I have been searching for a solution for some time already, but I haven't found it.


cpu: AMD Athlon X4 860K

gpu: Nvidia GTX 1060 3gb (Yes, I am using the proprietary drivers.)

gpu driver version: 430.40

ram: 8gb ddr3

mobo: MSI A55M-E35

distro: Fedora 30 XFCE

I am running the game through Lutris and have Gamemode enabled. I have __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS and WINEFSYNC set to 1 and vblank_mode set to 0. GLSL is disabled.

09/08/2019 20:41:02 CEST

Steam Remote Play with Linux Host - Big picture fucked up after exiting game

After exiting a game, my Big Picture application is offset from my screen, with the left edge being in the center, the right half cut off, and a whole lot of black where it should be.

I'm not sure if this is a DE issue, as I'm running Gnome. Not opposed to installed a new WM for the purposes of remote play, if that could help.

09/08/2019 20:06:32 CEST

Naval Combat Game "Abandon Ship" Linux Version Out of Testing
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/551860/Abandon_Ship/
09/08/2019 20:05:59 CEST

what the fungus is "mesa-tkg"

is this better?

09/08/2019 19:43:45 CEST

Save 20% on Baba Is You on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/736260/Baba_Is_You/
09/08/2019 19:04:22 CEST

Awesome results - Genesis 8 Button Arcade Pad by retro-bit

A friend recently got me a gift of 2x Clear Blue Genesis 8 Button Arcade Pad by retro-bit. These things are great. My family and I play a lot of fighting games, brawlers, platformers and SHUMPs. I mostly play SNK stuff so gamepads like the Logitech F310 are perfect since the attack buttons are limited to 4. But I also play a lot of Skullgirls, Street Fighter Alpha 2 and MUGEN releases that have more then 4+ attack buttons.

Usually I swap out to a fight stick or my MadCatz FightPad or just played them on my arcade setup but I've been looking for an affordable 6 button fighting pad since the MadCatz FightPad does not work for all of the games I own and my Saitek P220 has been retired. I have a Fighting commander but it's not like by all in my home.

These new Genesis Arcade Pad have been a SUPER hit. I woke up to my kids playing with them on the main HTPC. They work on Linux for all game that I own from GOG, Humble Bundle, itch.io and direct from devs.

If you're looking for something like these give them a shot.

09/08/2019 19:00:05 CEST

Dishonored 2 on free trial mode

So, first post here, and as far as I saw on the rules, I can talk about using wine with pirated games, right? I managed to run some other cracked games through lutris and wine, some wont install, but I installed them on Windows(dual boot) and then use the exe from there. But I tried it with Dishonored 2, both from Plaza and from fitgirl, and both installing through wine, and from Windows, and on every case, when I open it, it says something like "welcome to the free trial" and says I can play 3 missions. Running the game on Windows, it plays normally, no trial or anything. What could be happening?(and I intend to buy it if I like it, and if it plays well, did that on Dishonored 1, played it cracked, then bought it)

09/08/2019 18:47:31 CEST

Steam proton not starting games at all

Well, I have followed official proton wiki and changed default gpu driver (as AMD gpu user), enabled logs but Steam doesn't start any game at all.

I have tried GTA 5, Paladins and Doki Doki Literature Club but not luck. There is no log in home directory. Any suggestions?

  • GPU: AMD ATI Radeon
  • Driver: amdgpu
  • Python and Python3 installed
  • ext4 home partition (and steam library)
09/08/2019 18:35:21 CEST

What have you bought with your rust money?

Finally got the refund, am looking for suggestions on what to buy.

09/08/2019 18:12:45 CEST

G2 Fighter on Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoc1ep7aTbQ
09/08/2019 18:07:54 CEST

Good Fighting Games for Linux

One of my primary gamine genres is fighting games (Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, etc). Are there any similar games for Linux? I looked on the Steam store and didn't see any.

09/08/2019 17:23:35 CEST

Roguelike RPG "Sin Slayers" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://www.gog.com/game/sin_slayers
09/08/2019 16:24:20 CEST

DS4 controllers become unresponsive after a while.

If I have multiple controllers connected with bluetooth after a while (30 minutes) they become unresponsive and I have to reconnect all controllers to get them to work again. This happens usually only while in game. Until it happens everything works perfectly, but this issue is incredibly annoying.

anyone else experiencing this? Don't know how to start fixing the issue.

09/08/2019 15:45:14 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for September 08, 2019: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

09/08/2019 15:33:45 CEST

Why does dxvk/Proton games never use 100% of my processor?

I'm playing a lot of games on Linux recently thanks to dxvk and Proton, but I noticed that they never use 100% of the processor (which is a problem since I have an old i5 4670K), heavier games on processor like GTA V and The Witcher 3 usually have all 4 cores at 78-82% usage in system monitor and they almost keep a straight line at 80%. Native games like Rise of the Tomb Raider with unlocked frame rate and modded Cities Skylines (that usually hit 4C at 100%) behave normally. Is that the famous "Wine overhead"? I always thought it would increase processor usage not cap it.

09/08/2019 15:31:38 CEST

Booting an existing windows installation as virtual machine

I have a Windows installed in dual-boot on the separate NVMe SSD for... reasons. But most of the time I don't really need to boot in it and VM would be more than sufficient. Having a separate windows vm makes it inconvenient and I'm sure I read somewhere a while ago that it is possible to open an existing os as a virtual machine from Linux host but apparently, I failed to google it correctly. Does anyone know how to do it?

09/08/2019 15:20:45 CEST

GameHub and Luxtorpeda developers are discussing to support custom Steam Play tools beyond Steam!
URL: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/issues/300
09/08/2019 15:02:19 CEST

Which Nvidia driver for freesync?

Hello I am returning to linux and was wondering what the most recent driver that has the gsync freesync option available is.

09/08/2019 14:56:13 CEST

GOG Game Hub on Linux

How likely are we to get it ? Also, if we do get it, do you think that it may have something like Proton implemented on it?

09/08/2019 14:11:09 CEST

Beat Saber VR on Ubuntu 19.04
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7rt1bLzHpU
09/08/2019 14:04:25 CEST

What the heck is Lutris and why should I use it?

I downloaded it, but I never use it. I created an app list shortcut for RuneLite (RuneScape client) and that's it. I've not used it for anything else, what uses does it have? Everyone praises it, so I feel like I'm making my experience way worse :D

09/08/2019 13:42:03 CEST

Ryzom - The next Chapter!


In September, Ryzom celebrates our 15th Birthday and what better way to celebrate than to take a look back at where we've been, before turning our eyes to the future?

Over the 15 years, Ryzom has been through many changes, most notably the teams who work behind the scenes keeping the engines ticking over with new features, game updates, bug fixes & events. There's been high points, and also some low points, but our passion for providing a full open-world, truly classles MMO that caters to as many gamers styles of play has kept us focussed. We think, keeping our goals focussed for 15 years is a great success and so it's time to stoke up the boilers for another event!

We're celebrating Ryzom's 15th Anniversary starting on September 16th and We'd love for you to come celebrate with us and say Happy Birthday to Ryzom!! The celebrations will last the whole week, until September 22nd.

At the beginning of August, we also announced the creation of Ryzom's new 'Storyline Project Team', the purpose of which is to work alongside the other Ryzom teams to enrich game content by helping to steer the Ryzom ship as we move the game forward. Their specific goal is to help shape future game updates so that run in parallel with the emerging storyline, and give the players an opportunity to input into the outcome of events.

Plans are well underway to selecting a particular storyline topic which we'll deliver to the Ryzom community via a series of game updates, some of which will likely be in-game events that the players can participate in to influence the outcome.

We're hoping you'll agree, celebrating our 15th Birthday, and at the same time launching the next chapter of Ryzom with a storyline written in-part by you (the players) is an exciting time.

09/08/2019 10:12:51 CEST

Did Valve delete their official announcement on the new version of Steam Play?

Last August 21, 2018, Valve made an official announcement on the new version of Steam Play that enable Linux users to run Windows games directly from the Linux Steam client.


The link shown above cannot be accessed anymore from the web browser. I also tried to look for it within the Steam client news posts but cannot find the announcement. Not sure when it got deleted, just noticed it yesterday.

Can anyone confirm?

I'm worried that Valve is stopping their work on Steam Play / Proton and they are doing it silently.

09/08/2019 10:02:18 CEST

Old-school industry veterans made a free Oregon Trail clone inspired by climate change - The Climate Trail.
URL: https://www.theclimatetrail.com/
09/08/2019 06:59:15 CEST

Libretro Cores Quick Look - Flycast - WinCE core now 30% faster on average and sound improvements!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORs8tId8ekg
09/08/2019 06:26:11 CEST

Origin via Wine - Online Login is Currently Unavailable

Has anyone managed to get past the "online login is currently unavailable" problem with recent releases of Origin? I haven't seen this posted about for around a month. I'm hoping someone has found a workaround. My ability to troubleshoot this myself is pretty limited.

I'm just a plain Wine + DXVK/AMDVLK user myself. No Lutris or anything. I used to play Battlefield V via DXVK and it ran horribly. I was hoping to test out AMDVLK to see if it ran better, but I've found myself unable to log into Origin for weeks.


09/08/2019 05:08:26 CEST

WineConf 2019 Registration Ends September 9th

Need to register if you are going to attend. It's being held in Toronto, Canada on October 12-13 at the Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre. Hotel registration ends September 11.

09/08/2019 04:44:14 CEST

WineConf 2019 Registration Ends September 9th

Need to register if you are going to attend. It's being held in Toronto, Canada on October 12-13 at the Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre. Hotel registration ends September 11.

09/08/2019 04:43:04 CEST

need a few people to test my game plz

my game is free on Steam for linux https://store.steampowered.com/app/965940/Qutros/

i've only been able to test it on one computer, i'm using Mint 17.4

Let me know what you're running on, if it worked, any bugs?

Any other feedback is cool too. thanks.

09/08/2019 00:49:51 CEST

Console and arcade emulation on Debian Linux

I've been recently trying to run various console and arcade emulators on Debian Buster but many popular emulators are not in the official repos. Examples include:

  • Fceux, a NES emulator
  • Mesen, another NES emulator (this one is written in Mono and has no native Linux build, so I can understand that it is missing)
  • Snes9x, one of the most feature-complete SNES emulators
  • Genesis Plus GX, a Sega Genesis emulator
  • Attract Mode, a frontend for MAME and other emulators
  • ... and many others

One thing Debian was always known for was its huge selection of packages and to see so many programs missing is a surprise to me. Personally, I have compiled some of these from source (Snes9x, attract-mode), though this is something I do not like to do, especially that checkinstall is now unavailable in Debian Buster. For other emulators I have found replacements. Overall, the situation for an emulation fan is not very satisfactory. How do Debian users manage with this? Are there any unofficial repos where these programs can be found?

09/08/2019 00:46:26 CEST

The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match: no sound

all i could get from dbg is that i don't have a midi thing to play the sound
0032:err:winediag:MIDIMAP_drvOpen No software synthesizer midi port found, Midi sound output probably won't work.

09/08/2019 00:39:43 CEST

Lutris v0.5.3 released
URL: https://github.com/lutris/lutris/releases/tag/v0.5.3
09/08/2019 00:04:58 CEST

Intel's Vulkan Driver Now Hooks Into DriConf For Driver Settings/Workarounds
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Vulkan-DriConf-Support
09/07/2019 23:13:48 CEST

Dark Souls via Steam Play?

Hello all,

According to ProtoDB, these titles should work pretty well...

Dark Souls Prepare to Die https://www.protondb.com/app/211420

Dark Souls Remastered https://www.protondb.com/app/570940

I was able to set up and run Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin as well as Dark Souls III no problems. However, with either version of the original Dark Souls game, I get the infinite "checking save data" problem. Googling does not yield many results, as apparently this could be fixed on Windows by running the program as administrator. Searching around tells me that Wine runs programs by default as administrator (for Windows at least), so I don't think that is the issue. I have checked the save data locations and it seems both Prepare to Die and Remastered make their save folder locations fine, but do not create any save data upon staring the game.

Does anyone have any solutions?

09/07/2019 21:02:02 CEST

Why does Linux gamers prefer rolling distro over stable distro?

Why does Linux gamers prefer rolling distro over stable distro?

09/07/2019 20:47:16 CEST

steam wont start on linux mint 19.2

i downloaded steam from repo like "sudo apt-get install steam" when it finished downloaded and typed "steam" in terminal it shows

tar: This does not look like a tar archive

xz: (stdin): File format not recognized

tar: Child returned status 1

tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

find: /home/copiye/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime: No such file or directory

my specs are

intel hd 620 graphics

8gb ram

1tb hdd

intel core i3 8130u

09/07/2019 18:53:44 CEST

Visual Novel "Twisted: A Dark Fairytale" on Kickstarter with Linux Demo
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/minyan/twisted-a-dark-fairytale
09/07/2019 18:40:16 CEST

First Ever (Linux) PC build!
URL: https://i.redd.it/t57zlnay17l31.jpg
09/07/2019 17:54:37 CEST

Daggerfall Unity September builds patches a massive number of bugs!
URL: https://www.dfworkshop.net/september-builds-0-10-6/
09/07/2019 16:27:17 CEST

How To Improve Steam Proton with Fsync(Not Freesync)
URL: https://youtu.be/lwPLUd0Hh18
09/07/2019 16:02:06 CEST


What's the deal, any chance of running it on wine/proton? Ryzen 3600x RX580

09/07/2019 15:48:27 CEST


I'm using Lutris with wine lutris-4.13-x86_64 and DXVK 1.3.3.

Nvidia driver 430.40 with a RTX 2080ti.

Linux kernel : 5.2

GTAV fps is around 20-30 fps (30fps is max) and also on low settings

09/07/2019 14:37:54 CEST

Podcast with Marc Di Luzio: Full Transcript!
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/podcast-with-marc-du-luzio-full-transcript/
09/07/2019 13:45:13 CEST

NVIDIA has a new Vulkan Beta driver which may fix multiple titles with DXVK and Steam Play
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/nvidia-has-a-new-vulkan-beta-driver-which-may-fix-multiple-titles-with-dxvk-and-steam-play.14958
09/07/2019 13:20:12 CEST

Does Gears of War 5 work with Steam Play?
09/07/2019 13:19:55 CEST

GTA V CD Version


I would like to know if it's possible to run GTA V CD version on linux ? Cause I can't link this with Steam so no Proton for me ;(

09/07/2019 12:15:06 CEST

ENCODYA - An adventure game set in a cyberpunk world through the eyes of a kid - Live on Kickstarter - for Win, Max, Linux!
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/piovesan/encodya
09/07/2019 12:13:19 CEST

Managing resources on KDE while gaming

Hi everyone, recently I had some issues while gaming on manjaro KDE (not a very powerful laptop) so I started testing some setup variations to see how I could do better.

In the first place I started using this gamemode that actually may be integrated in lutris https://github.com/FeralInteractive/gamemode/blob/master/README.md that I found useful and fonxtional.

Then I would like to ask you how much does it consume resources using two monitors (one for the game and the other for some Web page) and I noticed that closing activities let the processes open (so using some ram) and I would like to know if there was a way to kinda "hybernate" others activities while gaming on one.

Thanks everyone for reading and giving me some suggestions.

09/07/2019 09:53:22 CEST

Save 80% on Dungeons 3 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/493900/Dungeons_3/
09/07/2019 09:41:21 CEST

Classic one...How to force launch on secondary monitor?

Hi guys!

So...yeah, classic question. I've been using Lutris recently, to a great deal of success. But it's very frustrating where the games launch, always on the little main monitor, when I'd like them to kick in on the TV. Is there a setting to force this? At the moment I'm forcing it by using the KDE options to move the window, right click, disable full screen, right click-move, then I can drag it to the TV.

Man of Medan runs without a hitch...but it resets the monitor to the main one randomly, at the beginning of some scenes (not all...just a few, but its frustrating). Is there a way so the window knows its place and launches always there by default, without having to force each time?

09/07/2019 07:52:45 CEST

Bad performance on CS:GO (Ubuntu LTS 18.04)

So I decided to switch from Windows 10 to Ubuntu, and everything is going well except for games. Now, I knew that gaming wouldn't be the same, but I thought that at least native Linux games such as CS:GO would work just fine. Obviously, my performance was better on Windows 10 (everything maxed out, 60 FPS).

What am I missing? All I have done apart from installing Discord and Steam is following this guide.

My specs are:
CPU: Pentium Gold G5400

GPU: Radeon RX 570 4GB

RAM: 2 8GB DDR4 HyperX Fury


09/07/2019 04:54:27 CEST

Intel Linux Graphics Stack Gets Another Speed Boost - Helping Civilization VI By ~18%
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Linux-Gfx-Faster-Civ-VI
09/07/2019 02:33:51 CEST

JRPG "Killer Gin" on Kickstarter Promising Linux Support
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thekillergin/killer-gin-kickstarter
09/07/2019 02:08:33 CEST

OK! Scratch my gaming itch please!

I'm being intentionally sparse with my requirements because I'm happy to have my boundaries pushed.

  • Primary criteria: Great, or at least very good story.
  • Secondary criteria: Of less importance, I have pretty darn good hardware right now, a situation that is rare for me in my lifetime. If the game is gorgeous, all the better.
  • I need to be able to legally obtain it while sitting on my couch.
  • Must run on Linux. :-p

That's it. I have no stipulations on genre or any other detail, and I don't really want to answer questions, so as not to color the responses. Hit me with that gem you wish more people appreciated.

Thank you!

09/07/2019 01:41:23 CEST

To reduce cpu consumption when using KDE temporarily disable baloo file index service
URL: https://i.redd.it/d853479kt1l31.png
09/07/2019 00:18:41 CEST

Shift key does not work on WoWs that has been launched from Lutris

Okay, this has been an issue for me a long time now. I tested this on freshly installed Ubuntu 19.04 (but it has been bothering me longer). On World of Warships when you press shift to zoom it just flashes a little bit but does not zoom. If i press it longer (1-2 seconds) it goes into zoom mode. Same thing if you want away from zoom view. If i remap that key to any other key like mouse side button it works perfectly. Other games like World of Tanks zooming with shift works perfectly fine.

I have tested different wine-runners for it. Protonified and whatnot but that does not do any difference.

I went bit further and installed xubuntu. On that platform there is no issue at all, shift works fine. It also works on Arch without any issues.

What could cause that shift to malfunction in Ubuntu 19.04 and Lutris in World of Warships?

Also note: If i install WoWs from Steam i can zoom with shift normally under Ubuntu.

I also tested to take of key repeat from ubuntu settings but that didn't do anything for this issue.

09/06/2019 23:47:18 CEST

Question on the diablo issue.

A short time ago I noticed a post on diablo concluding that the only method of getting diablo back to a semi playable state (menu still flickers) was to use ge-protonified and another poster stated wine staging via lutris. I am aware of this issue in winehq that has the same issue with the game https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46803. I managed to give diablo vanilla a try and got the problem where I could not get into the game. The only method I could do to get in game into a black menu (ddraw.dll set to n to make the menu show up flickery) was to run lutris with lutris runtime and system packages disabled. I enable any one of these and the game does the same. Now for the question... I have read https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki/Lutris-Runtime in advance and still cannot make sense of what it contains to enable the startup of diablo would anyone have a clue? Maybe a winetricks solution I presume.

09/06/2019 23:25:56 CEST

Having trouble getting Enderal: Forgotten Stories to run on Arch Linux

I've followed this guide (adjusting paths slightly as needed): https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/csxaza/how_to_play_enderal_forgotten_stories_with_proton/

The game crashes when I try to hit "Start Enderal" in the launcher. I hear the drums and see the splash screen, but SKSE usually reports that Skyrim has crashed even before the splash screen pops up. SKSE produces the following log when I do this.

SKSE runtime: initialize (version = 1.7.3 09200000 01D56442A290D2CE, os = 6.1 (7601))
imagebase = 00400000
runtime root = Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\
config path = Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\skse.ini
minidumps enabled
old exception filter = 00F68A0F
plugin directory = Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Pluginn\\AHZmoreHUDPlugin.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\AHZmoreHUDPlugin.dll (00000001 Ahzaab's moreHUD Plugin 000000D5) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\CrashFixPlugin.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\CrashFixPlugin.dll (00000001 CrashFixPlugin 00000001) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\flat_map_markers.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\flat_map_markers.dll (00000001 flat map markers 00000002) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\fs.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\fs.dll (00000001 fs_skse_functions 00000001) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\InsertAttackData.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\InsertAttackData.dll (00000000 00000001) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\JContainers.dll
registering plugin listener for SKSE at 6 of 7
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\JContainers.dll (00000001 JContainers 00000003) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\LipSyncFix.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\LipSyncFix.dll (00000001 LipSyncFix 00000001) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\MDX_NoPoisonDialogs.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\MDX_NoPoisonDialogs.dll (00000001 NoPoisonDialogs 00000001) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\MfgConsole.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\MfgConsole.dll (00000001 Mfg Console plugin 00000002) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\SkyrimRedirector.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\SkyrimRedirector.dll (00000001 Skyrim Redirector 00000001) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\StorageUtil.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\StorageUtil.dll (00000001 papyrusutil plugin 00000001) loaded correctly
checking plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\tkplugin.dll
plugin Z:\home\zistack\.local\share\Steam\steamapps\common\Enderal\Data\SKSE\Plugins\\tkplugin.dll (00000001 tktk plugin 00000001) loaded correctly
dispatch message (0) to plugin listeners
sending message type 0 to plugin 6
dispatched message.
dispatch message (1) to plugin listeners
sending message type 1 to plugin 6
dispatch message (1) to plugin listeners
dispatched message.
dispatched message.
init complete
hooked dinput
dispatch message (6) to plugin listeners
sending message type 6 to plugin 6
dispatched message.
Skyrim has crashed. A minidump containing debugging information is being written to C:\users\steamuser\My Documents\My Games\Skyrim\SKSE\Crashdumps\2019-09-05_23.35.43.dmp.
Minidump written.

If I run the launcher script generated as per the guide somewhere where I can see the output, I get the following.

esync: up and running.
Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 72850
Steam_SetMinidumpSteamID:  Caching Steam ID:  76561198036083956 [API loaded no]
info:  Game: Enderal Launcher.exe
info:  DXVK: v1.3.2-4-g0b21ef18
Unable to read VR Path Registry from C:\users\steamuser\Local Settings\Application Data\openvr\openvrpaths.vrpath
warn:  OpenVR: Failed to initialize OpenVR
info:  Enabled instance extensions:
info:    VK_KHR_get_physical_device_properties2
info:    VK_KHR_surface
info:    VK_KHR_win32_surface
info:  AMD RADV POLARIS10 (LLVM 8.0.1):
info:    Driver: 19.1.6
info:    Vulkan: 1.1.90
info:    Memory Heap[0]: 
info:      Size: 7936 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x1
info:      Memory Type[0]: Property Flags = 0x1
info:    Memory Heap[1]: 
info:      Size: 256 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x1
info:      Memory Type[2]: Property Flags = 0x7
info:    Memory Heap[2]: 
info:      Size: 8192 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x0
info:      Memory Type[1]: Property Flags = 0x6
info:      Memory Type[3]: Property Flags = 0xe
info:  Game: Enderal Launcher.exe
info:  DXVK: v1.3.2-4-g0b21ef18
Unable to read VR Path Registry from C:\users\steamuser\Local Settings\Application Data\openvr\openvrpaths.vrpath
warn:  OpenVR: Failed to initialize OpenVR
info:  Enabled instance extensions:
info:    VK_KHR_get_physical_device_properties2
info:    VK_KHR_surface
info:    VK_KHR_win32_surface
info:  AMD RADV POLARIS10 (LLVM 8.0.1):
info:    Driver: 19.1.6
info:    Vulkan: 1.1.90
info:    Memory Heap[0]: 
info:      Size: 7936 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x1
info:      Memory Type[0]: Property Flags = 0x1
info:    Memory Heap[1]: 
info:      Size: 256 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x1
info:      Memory Type[2]: Property Flags = 0x7
info:    Memory Heap[2]: 
info:      Size: 8192 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x0
info:      Memory Type[1]: Property Flags = 0x6
info:      Memory Type[3]: Property Flags = 0xe
info:  Game: Enderal Launcher.exe
info:  DXVK: v1.3.2-4-g0b21ef18
Unable to read VR Path Registry from C:\users\steamuser\Local Settings\Application Data\openvr\openvrpaths.vrpath
warn:  OpenVR: Failed to initialize OpenVR
info:  Enabled instance extensions:
info:    VK_KHR_get_physical_device_properties2
info:    VK_KHR_surface
info:    VK_KHR_win32_surface
info:  AMD RADV POLARIS10 (LLVM 8.0.1):
info:    Driver: 19.1.6
info:    Vulkan: 1.1.90
info:    Memory Heap[0]: 
info:      Size: 7936 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x1
info:      Memory Type[0]: Property Flags = 0x1
info:    Memory Heap[1]: 
info:      Size: 256 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x1
info:      Memory Type[2]: Property Flags = 0x7
info:    Memory Heap[2]: 
info:      Size: 8192 MiB
info:      Flags: 0x0
info:      Memory Type[1]: Property Flags = 0x6
info:      Memory Type[3]: Property Flags = 0xe
wine: Unhandled page fault on write access to 0x00000018 at address 0x7854ae7 (thread 0053), starting debugger...
0065:fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
... [repeat the preceding line 67 more times]

The stuff on the line with 'Unhandled page fault' and downward is what gets printed upon clicking the "Start Enderal" button.

I've tried turning off all optimizations in the launcher, and I've tried adding a symlink from Enderal.ini to Skyrim.ini in ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/933480/pfk/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/my games/Skyrim. This acton was inspired by the contents of the POL guide for the game linked into the comments of the guide I linked above. No change in behavior was observed. Note that the path doesn't exactly match what is given in the guide. I am not sure if this is a factor. The other path matches exactly after the Steam segment.

I'm running Arch Linux with a sync date of yesterday as of this writing (2019-09-05). I'm running an RX590 with xf86-video-amdgpu 19.0.1-1 and vulkan-radeon 19.1.6-1. I am using Proton 4.11-3 to run the game.

Does anyone know what else I could try or where else I could look for information on what is failing here? Why is the path in the prefix different? Is that a proton version thing, or is that significant somehow? Does it even matter that it is different? (Probably not, because filenames are case-insensitive in Windows.)

09/06/2019 23:25:41 CEST

Great news! Slune and Balazar Brothers, very old linux games, have finally been updated.
09/06/2019 23:14:44 CEST

CS:GO on Linux not working

So basically i am trying to get csgo to run on linux and it says csgo_linux64 is not responding every time that i try to start it.

My specs are:

intel core i7 8565u
16gb of ram
mx250 gfx card
and I'm running pop os 18.04 LTS

I ran it through the terminal and I got this:

Running Steam on ubuntu 18.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Pins up-to-date!
[2019-09-06 16:01:49] Startup - updater built Aug 21 2019 21:56:17
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
[2019-09-06 16:01:49] Checking for update on startup
[2019-09-06 16:01:49] Checking for available updates...
[2019-09-06 16:01:49] Downloading manifest: client-download.steampowered.com/client/steam_client_ubuntu12
[2019-09-06 16:01:49] Download skipped: /client/steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1566431379, installed version 1566431379
[2019-09-06 16:01:49] Nothing to do
[2019-09-06 16:01:49] Verifying installation...
[2019-09-06 16:01:49] Performing checksum verification of executable files
[2019-09-06 16:01:50] Verification complete
STEAM_RUNTIME_HEAVY: ./steam-runtime-heavy
Fatal : VkResult is "ERROR_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" in /home/pgriffais/src/Vulkan/base/vulkanexamplebase.cpp at line 823
SDL video target is 'x11'
SDL failed to create GL compatibility profile (whichProfile=0!
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_object.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_fence.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NV_fence.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_sync.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_draw_buffers2.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_bindable_uniform.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_flush_buffer_range.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_map_buffer_range.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_occlusion_query.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_texture_range.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_client_storage.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_uniform_buffer.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_framebuffer_object.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_GREMEDY_string_marker.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_debug_output.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_direct_state_access.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NV_bindless_texture.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_AMD_pinned_memory.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample_blit_scaled.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_ATI_meminfo.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt3.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt5.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_buffer_storage.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GLX_EXT_swap_control_tear.
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/engine_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/engine_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/filesystem_stdio_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/filesystem_stdio_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/inputsystem_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/inputsystem_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/vphysics_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/vphysics_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/materialsystem_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/materialsystem_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/datacache_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/datacache_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/studiorender_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/studiorender_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/soundemittersystem_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/soundemittersystem_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/vscript_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/vscript_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/vguimatsurface_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/vguimatsurface_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/vgui2_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/vgui2_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/shaderapidx9_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/shaderapidx9_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/localize_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/localize_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
Created D3D9 device successfully
Using breakpad minidump system 730/13711.972.JC
Got ISteamNetworkingSockets user interfaces from standalone lib
Pending ping measurement until network config is obtained.
RelayNetWorkStatus: avail=Attempting config=Attempting anyrelay=Waiting (Attempt #1 to fetch config from https://api.steampowered.com/ISteamApps/GetSDRConfig/v1?appid=730&partner=valve))
AuthStatus (steamid:76561198314474822): Attempting (Requesting cert)
USRLOCAL path using Steam profile data folder:
Timed out waiting for game mapping!

##### swap interval = 0 swap limit = 1 #####
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/csgo/bin/matchmaking_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/csgo/bin/matchmaking_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
CClientSteamContext logged on = 1
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/csgo/bin/server_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/csgo/bin/server_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
Game.dll loaded for "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive"
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/soundemittersystem_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/soundemittersystem_client.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
failed to dlopen /media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/scenefilecache_client.so error=/media/ethan/External Drive/Linux_Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin/scenefilecache_client.so: wrong ELF

Any ideas?
Also, i have already tried to use -nojoy, which did not work and I'm fairly new to linux so, try to dumb down any solutions, thanks in advance!

09/06/2019 22:49:16 CEST

Cube World will be released on Steam next month !
URL: https://twitter.com/wol_lay/status/1170054041721815040?s=19
09/06/2019 22:44:34 CEST

I did NOT get my refund for Rust
URL: https://i.redd.it/zr177xx481l31.png
09/06/2019 22:18:55 CEST

Lutris Flatpak: the latest update cause a bwrap error
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/comments/d0kulp/bwrap_cant_mkdir_blahblah_readonly_file_system/
09/06/2019 21:44:59 CEST

Trying to drum up support for Mistwalker JRPGs on Linux.
URL: https://twitter.com/Ultimegus/status/1169835380549419008?s=19
09/06/2019 21:00:52 CEST

Should I buy Intel or AMD?

I want to buy a ryzen 7 3700x because it's cheaper but the Intel i7 9700KF has better one core performance. What now?

09/06/2019 20:46:59 CEST

Pizza Game Trailer
URL: https://youtu.be/Zhola4i_L0Q
09/06/2019 18:57:23 CEST

Skullgirls on sale via Humble for the next ~6 days; base game $3, upgrade to full version for additional $4.50
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/skullgirls?hmb_source=search_bar
09/06/2019 16:47:30 CEST

Help disabling Wine programs as defaults for files in Kubuntu

So I use Lutris and after installing Wine, a lot of files now have Wine windows programs set as the default to open that file like images and xml files. Is there a way to prevent this from happening and do a mass purge of the wine program defaults? I'm running Kubuntu 18.04 btw.

09/06/2019 16:33:25 CEST

Intel Graphics Compiler Changes For Gen12 - Biggest Changes To The ISA Since i965
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Gen12-Gfx-Compiler-Big
09/06/2019 16:06:14 CEST

Tower 57 in PlayOnLinux

Tower 57 runs perfectly with stable Wine 4.0.2
Even co-op with an Xbox controller runs GREAT!

Get ready for your Heavy-Barrel-ish 80s needs to be met!



09/06/2019 15:10:46 CEST

Mesa 19.2 rc2 released with support for Navi and "unreleased" AMD chip
URL: https://linuxreviews.org/Mesa_19.2_rc2_released_with_support_for_Navi_and_%22unreleased%22_AMD_chip
09/06/2019 15:08:30 CEST

I just got my refund for Rust
URL: https://i.redd.it/3bog62aoqyk31.png
09/06/2019 13:57:17 CEST

Remote play using web browser

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a way to stream games from my home computer to a web browser to be able to play at work during my lunch break.

I saw rainway which does exactly that but it seems it is windows only for the host right now.

Any setup idea?

Should I post this somewhere else ?

09/06/2019 13:18:07 CEST

Made a video about open source gaming, wondered if people here agree with my points or not.
URL: https://youtu.be/Ax9xRCMNDso
09/06/2019 11:32:22 CEST

Paradox Interactive End of Summer Sale | Humble Store with many games running on Linux
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/paradox-interactive-end-of-summer-sale/
09/06/2019 11:12:56 CEST

Paradox Interactive End of Summer Sale | Humble Store
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/paradox-interactive-end-of-summer-sale/
09/06/2019 11:12:08 CEST

How Long Does Wine Last?

Before you contact that Spanish wine exporter, study up on how long you can allow certain wines to age, and how long you have until they expire whether the bottle has been opened or not. Heres what you need to know about aging wine.

09/06/2019 08:05:07 CEST

Remember this? Thankfully times have changed...except perhaps for NVIDIA
URL: https://i.imgur.com/Ql1dsZC.jpg
09/06/2019 05:16:47 CEST

Open source drivers show major refresh of Intel iGPU graphics due with the Tigerlake CPU next year - merge request says "Gen12 is planned to include one of the most in-depth reworks of the Intel EU ISA since the original i965"
URL: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/merge_requests/1884
09/06/2019 04:22:19 CEST

Lutris keeps disabling DXVK

So I'm setting up a PC for a friend with Manjaro installed and I've been trying to get WoW working through Lutris for a couple of days. After a lot of tweaking I finally got it working with very smooth, stable performance until the computer froze up and I had to perform a hard reset. Now Lutris changed the configuration I had and the performance has dropped to like 10fps in a menu.

When I tried to change the settings back to how I had them they all stick except for the DXVK toggle. For some reason when I hit save it automatically disables it and I have no idea why. I just had it working flawlessly for hours of gameplay and everything was installed according to the Lutris wiki.

This is the output of inxi -Fxxz if that helps:

System:    Host: bert-pc Kernel: 4.19.66-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.1.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1git-23545d 
tk: Gtk 3.24.10 wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: FM2A58M-HD+ serial:  BIOS: American Megatrends v: P1.60 
date: 08/01/2014 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: AMD A6-7400K Radeon R5 6 Compute Cores 2C+4G bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Steamroller 
rev: 1 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 13981 
Speed: 3494 MHz min/max: 1400/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3494 2: 3491 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R5 Graphics] vendor: ASRock driver: radeon v: kernel 
bus ID: 00:01.0 chip ID: 1002:1315 
Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde XT [Radeon HD 7770/8760 / R7 250X] 
vendor: Micro-Star MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:683d 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
resolution: 1600x900~60Hz 
OpenGL: renderer: AMD VERDE (DRM 2.50.0 4.19.66-1-MANJARO LLVM 8.0.1) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.1.4 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri HDMI/DP Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
bus ID: 00:01.1 chip ID: 1002:1308 
Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2 
chip ID: 1022:780d 
Device-3: AMD Oland/Hainan/Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7000 Series] vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 1002:aab0 
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.66-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASRock driver: r8168 v: 8.047.02-NAPI 
port: d000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac:  
Device-2: Ralink RT5370 Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: rt2800usb bus ID: 3-3:2 chip ID: 148f:5370 
IF: wlp0s22f2u3 state: up mac:  
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 22.25 GiB (4.8%) 
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD5000AAKX-08U6AA0 size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 457.45 GiB used: 22.25 GiB (4.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: N/A 
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
GPU: device: radeon temp: 48 C device: radeon temp: 43 C 
Info:      Processes: 162 Uptime: 15m Memory: 6.73 GiB used: 1.41 GiB (20.9%) Init: systemd v: 242 Compilers: gcc: 9.1.0 
Shell: bash v: 5.0.7 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.35
09/06/2019 03:52:39 CEST

Problem getting overwatch to work.

The only error i have to work off of is

025b:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({d2d578d9-2936-45b6-a09f-30e32715f42d}, 0x1ba91b0, 0x54e5e80, 0x551dcc8) stub.

025d:err:seh:setup_exception stack overflow 1744 bytes in thread 025d eip 000000007bcb9ca5 esp 0

which isn't very helpful. No boot, nothing. using DXVK and wine is up to date in all forms.

09/06/2019 03:43:40 CEST

Switched from windows to ubuntu and getting pretty bad performance in games. wondering if there is a way to fix.

I'm new to linux, and I put ubuntu 19.04 on my fathers computer, which is admittedly ancient (fx-4100, 8gb ddr3, 5870 1gb), but I feel I might have someting not working. COD 4 on wine is often 25fps at 1080p low vs 70+ ultra windows, medal of honor airborn on proton is 10-30 vs 50+ windows, and empire total war ( native linux) is around 30fps vs 45+ on windows, but it crashes often. all these games are silver rated or above for compatibility. glx info shows direct rendering is working and I have mesa 19.0.8 drivers with openGL 4.3. proton is 4.3 and wine is 4.12.1.

I know DX9 sux balls for emulation, and I cant take advantage of the superior Vulcan wrapper with such an old card, but can you guys think of something I can try to fix?

09/06/2019 01:56:15 CEST

Rust refund denied, in spite of playing Linux version (x-post from playrust)
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/playrust/comments/d08l8t/rust_refund_denied_in_spite_of_playing_linux/
09/06/2019 01:43:02 CEST

Regarding the ceasing client support for Rust on Linux

Is anyone aware of viable alternatives other than ARK? I would really like to play a survival game on a PVE server with possibly zombies or so. It is just sad that I cant play Rust anymore.

09/06/2019 00:38:01 CEST

Steam Labs Update - A new Search experiment, Micro trailers by tag, and more
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1606018739983477526
09/06/2019 00:31:21 CEST

Just bought a 5700 XT....

Hello, I am a total linux noob. I just bought a 5700 XT because I was under the impression AMD had better driver support on Linux. I previously had a GTX 1080 and there were quite a bit of annoyances and random crashes associated with the card. I am now starting to realize that I was mislead.

Ive already blown away my primary Pop OS install and am now installing Ubuntu 18.04.3. Does anyone know of any guides that could help me out? I tried 19.04 Ubuntu and I couldnt get it out of 480p. When installing pro drivers I would get no display(probably because it isnt supported).

What do I have to do to get this card to work?

09/06/2019 00:20:39 CEST

Is Playonmac safe to use? Does it consist of any keyloggers/spyware? What about WINE? How does it compare with Playonmac? Sorry about the multiple questions in one post.
09/05/2019 23:26:19 CEST

How do i make my mouse senitivity the same as it is in windows?

Im switch from windows to linux mint. I had it on windows as 6/11. How can i make it exsactly the same in Linux mint?

09/05/2019 23:05:57 CEST

What is the best linux gaming os?

Can you help me im new.

09/05/2019 22:46:16 CEST

Nvidia GPU offloading reached Manjaro Stable branch
URL: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/stable-update-2019-09-05-kernels-mesa-19-1-5-xfce-4-14-kde-nvidia-435xx-libreoffice/101528
09/05/2019 22:13:48 CEST

Question about TK-Glitch customization.cfg

Hi! This may be a /u/TKGlitch only question but someone else may be able to set me straight. So, if I set the profile to "protonified" it overwrites the entire config file. So, is there a way to use the External Install Path option AND the preset protonified setting? May not matter but I didn't want to run the risk of not having the original wine-staging packages and missing something with having the "protonified" version only installed.

09/05/2019 21:02:34 CEST

trying to install

whenever I try to install wine using

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

i keep getting:

E: Unable to locate package winehq-stable
09/05/2019 20:33:21 CEST

Ubuntu. Text based encryption log on

I have a old r5700 or something graphics card I got in a bundle on newegg for a PC like 5 years ago now. It's a first gen in a graphics card and I needed to get additional support for amds vulkan drivers to work properly.

Now this isn't a big deal at all, if anything I can live with it. What my question is, is my encryption based log in used to be more gui based. Now when I turn on my computer it's more text based and I can see all the nerd stuff that happens when I log in. Ever sense I updated my driver's to be able to accept the AMD drivers for my first gen graphics cards I've had a text based system when I go to type in my encryption password, while the user login is still graphical based.

I would like to express if the fix is too complicated I simply do not care enough to fix this. It's a minor preference I would like to fix, not something that is needed. I will go off in a tangent and Google the fix if you tell me it exists. If you know there is a fix, and it involves more then 15 steps just don't suggest it to me, I would prefer it if you downvoted me instead. I will live of you just skip this question. If you are a super nerd who can't help themselves but to make explain to me what is wrong/happening then go ahead. I'm still gonna try it.

09/05/2019 20:22:45 CEST

Vulkan(proton) Shader Cache problem!!

I'm sorry, i don't know if this is the right place to make this question, but do you guys have any problem with Shaders when using Proton, i was playing The Witcher 3 and it stutters a lot when loading something new, then it goes back to normal, there is any way to solve this?

My system specs:

Cpu : Pentium g4560

Gpu: Rx 550 4gb

Ram: 8gb ddr4

Os: Ubuntu 18.04 5.0.0-27-generic

Driver: Mesa 19.1.4

Thanks, and sorry for my english.

09/05/2019 20:18:53 CEST

75 % off Surviving Mars on Humble Bunlde
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/surviving-mars-first-colony-edition
09/05/2019 20:12:32 CEST

75 % off Cities Skylines on Humble bunke
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/cities-skylines
09/05/2019 20:11:20 CEST

Stellaries 75 off on Humble Bundle store
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/stellaris
09/05/2019 20:09:21 CEST

Abzu runs well through the Lutris Epic Store Installer and is free to keep now
URL: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/collection/free-game-collection?lang=en-US
09/05/2019 19:02:51 CEST

Sekiro FOV unlock (scanmem help)

Sekiro, like most From Software games, has an annoyingly low (locked) FOV. There are tools to change this on Windows but I haven't had any success running them. I'm currently trying to modify the FOV using scanmem (like Cheat Engine) but not getting any matches.

Based on the source code for this FOV tool and this associated forum post, I should be able to search for F3 0F 10 08 F3 0F 59 0D and get a match. However, I consistently get 0 matches.

I am using htop to get the PID of the sekiro.exe process, then doing the following:

$ sudo scanmem
> pid [PID from earlier]
> option scan_data_type bytearray
> F3 0F 10 08 F3 0F 59 0D
[scanmem searches 373 regions, taking around 10 secs]
info: we currently have 0 matches

Does anyone here have experience with scanmem and know of something I'm doing wrong? I've also tried with GameConqueror but no success there either.

I've tried looking for other byte arrays in that source file, but haven't found them either.

If I search for a short string (e.g., F3 0F 10), I get many responses, so that rules out scanmem simply being broken on my system.

09/05/2019 18:32:12 CEST

cant get cod 2 to work?

hp g5 11 4gb ram n3060 gallium os cod 2 starts then freezes whith a black screen

09/05/2019 17:22:33 CEST

Broken graphics in Overwatch
09/05/2019 15:49:24 CEST

CodeWeavers still looking for more developers to work on Steam Play/Proton
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/codeweavers-still-looking-for-more-developers-to-work-on-steam-play-proton.14947
09/05/2019 15:45:51 CEST

We made it and are on kickstart for the last stretch.
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phuntecstudio/lord-of-laudanum/
09/05/2019 14:13:11 CEST

Save 79% on Tropico 5 - Complete Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1205/Tropico_5__Complete_Collection/
09/05/2019 11:14:56 CEST

Save 50% on Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/673880/Warhammer_40000_Mechanicus/
09/05/2019 11:13:47 CEST

What is the benefits of running the latest mesa, kernel and nvidia-driver on older hardware ?

My hardware is a bit old (a i7 4770S from 2013 and a geforce 1070 from 2016) and it is just spinning along on Debian stable ( nvidia-driver 418.74, Mesa 18.3.6 and kernel 4.19). Things just work for me. What benefits would a Linux gamer like me gain from upgrading to the bleeding edge ( nvidia-driver 430.40 , Mesa 19.1 and kernel 5.2) except support for new hardware that I dont have?

09/05/2019 11:05:06 CEST

The newest update of Apex Legends is currently working on Linux! Go play and get some gameplay footage to upload!
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/czxkmv/the_newest_update_of_apex_legends_is_currently/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
09/05/2019 09:32:16 CEST

Anyone got that Rust refund yet?

I tried last night, refund rejected. I'm not a little concerned that I wont be able to submit request again.

Have there been any updates to the policy?

09/05/2019 08:58:21 CEST

Grand Pigeon's Duty - Currently free on Indiegala
URL: https://freebies.indiegala.com/grand-pigeons-duty/
09/05/2019 06:26:29 CEST

09/05/2019 05:35:48 CEST

What is the best distro for an NVIDIA graphics card?

There was a post on this subreddit yesterday (that I think has since been deleted) asking which distro was the best for gaming. I have an extra hard drive that I want to install a distro on, but since I use an NVIDIA GTX 1070 card, I want to know from all of you which distros work the best with NVIDIA drivers. I've messed around with Linux for a bit, but I am NO expert with the command line, so if the drivers come by default, then that would be a big plus. Also, one of the reasons I'm asking on here is because whenever I search for it, all it get are bad top 10 lists.

Any help would be appreciated, and thanks in advance!

09/05/2019 01:16:49 CEST

Ultrakill Linux Build

Some of you might've heard of an up-and-coming, fast-paced, retro-themed shooter called Ultrakill.

There's a neat demo available in the link above for Windows. As a filthy multi-booter I decided to give it a go, and was quickly overwhelmed by how bloody amazing it is.

Considering it's built in Unity, I went over to the Ultrakill Discord server and asked Hakita - the developer - if they'd be willing to build the demo for Linux.

He admitted that he hadn't really considered that market and doesn't have a great deal of experience with Linux in general, which is fair enough - they're a super small team of people. Besides that, the Windows version seems to run in OpenGL, and it'd likely play just fine via WINE.

Nevertheless, he had very kindly sent over a Linux build for version 1.0.2 and may be releasing an update to it soon.

I've tested it on Polaris and Vega on Fedora 30 using Mesa and it works flawlessly. I'm particularly interested in how it runs on Nvidia GPUs using Nouveau (where applicable) and the proprietary driver.

Before I get ahead of myself, I'm not suggesting the developer will even consider publishing a Linux version of the full game. They didn't have to make any changes to the code to get the Linux demo working, and there's nothing to say that they'd be particularly interested in maintaining a Linux build in the future. I'll be buying it regardless, because I'm an absolute sucker for games like this.

09/04/2019 23:26:06 CEST

Any help with native Steam games that don't work?


Recently I moved 60% of my games to Linux which is getting better with every Proton update and I'm very happy about this. However I'm having issues with some of the "native" games.

Some examples: Borderlands 2 and Civilization V try to start but crash immediately. Cossacks 3 opens a window but cannot see what's writing, when I try through terminal it says access violation or something. Dying Light works but even on the lowest settings cannot playable.

My system specs: Proton: 4.11-3 Distro: Manjaro Linux Kernel: 4.19.66-1-MANJARO RAM: 16 GB GPU Driver: Nvidia 430.40 GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 3.40 GHz

Are they really borked or would they work with some little tweaks?

Thanks and have a nice day.

09/04/2019 19:39:20 CEST

Steam Library Beta Coming Sept 17
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1608269907266250853
09/04/2019 19:30:37 CEST

Shader pre-caching in Steam not working?


I installed two games on Steam, and played for many hours.

One is native game that uses OpenGL.

Another is run via proton and uses DXVK.

The shader pre-caching is enabled in settings.

In ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/shadercache/*/ , I do see shader caches. Notably mesa_shader_cachd for both titles, and DXVK_state_cache and vulkan fossilize layer pipeline cache due to Vulkan. So it works. It is about 200MB in total for all directories.

The problem? 1) in Steam settings in Shader Pre-Caching, it is enabled and says 0MB used. 2) I am not 100% sure caches are used by app. They definitively do grow in size and number of files as I play, however when I do iwatch -r to see if any app opens or creates/deletes new files in these directories, I see no activity, even in app exit. 3) When I initially install these games caches are empty, defeating pre-caching. 4) I have no idea if my caches are sent back to Valve servers for analysis and inclusion in future caches.

I am using Proton 4.11-3, Mesa 19.1.4 with LLVM 8.0.1, and amdgpu on Fury X (FIJI).

Are shader caches downloaded from Valve only supported for limited number of configurations (Like Mesa+LLVM versions?).

PS. I used standard quality presets in both apps. I have no idea how Steam and Valve deal with combinatorial explosion of possible shaders exactly.

Does it only work for popular titles where they can get enough samples from different users, and verify by comparison from different users that shaders are the same? How long it takes for Valve servers to learn shared shaders?

09/04/2019 18:59:16 CEST

"Agent A: A puzzle in disguise" developers are asking about Proton vs. native port for Linux gamers
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/801480/discussions/0/1637543304836126456/
09/04/2019 17:58:42 CEST

Open source Lego racers (1999) reimplementation
URL: https://github.com/james-knippes/openlgr
09/04/2019 17:22:50 CEST

Mayflash Magic-NS with DS4 on Linux

Hi, does anyone know if this works wirelessly with a DS4 on linux? I haven't been able to get a good Bluetooth connection with the DS4. I would assume this is something like Wifi Direct and would probably work better. Does anyone know?


09/04/2019 16:29:27 CEST

Anyone know the situation of World of Tanks and World of Warships?

I recall a post about WoWS accusing proton/wine users of cheating, has this changed at all? Would Lutris be able to install the game as if there was no issue?

09/04/2019 16:08:00 CEST

Tyranny and Pillars of Eternity

I did donate to SENS research foundation (those people who try to stop old age) via this bundle : https://www.humblebundle.com/games/rpgs-2019?hmb_source=navbar&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=tile_index_1

And I got Tyranny and Pillars of Eternity that I already own. Does any Debian user wants them? If you do then send me a PM and I will give you a key

09/04/2019 14:00:14 CEST

Are Windows updates really that bad?

One of the main gripes you can be sure to hear about as to why someone switched is automatic updates. I hear you and I get it that Windows does push small updates rather frequently. Most of which are security updates. Security is a never ending battle. Given the target Windows is for malware it doesn't seem too unreasonable. If Linux had the same market-share on the desktop I would imagine similar update measures would need to be adopted. If we ever got that point I don't think many Linux distributions would be free anymore anyway. Someone has got to fit the bill for all that backend work. Microsoft has recently made some changes giving the user more control over how they manage their updates and if you are hell bent on not updating at all there are a number of ways to completely disable windows update. One claim I have heard is some people saying their files were deleted by Windows update. I'm not trying to discredit anyone but I have never experienced this on my work or personal machines, I know of no one who has ever experienced this, I worked IT during my undergrad and never experienced this. I have quite a few friends who have careers in IT and manage thousands upon thousands of Windows machines who have never experienced this. I've asked many coworkers and they have never experienced this. I have searched the internet for this issue and all I have found was a bug in the 1809 October update that may have deleted files but it appears more so that it created a Windows.old directory for no reason and moved files there and people couldn't find it. Regardless it has been fixed and is no longer an issue. Also we all know one of the main rules of computing is to keep backups of your important files no matter what operating system you are using.

09/04/2019 12:27:32 CEST

Does the 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro+ work on Linux?
09/04/2019 11:07:27 CEST

Humble RPG Bundle with great Linux support
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/rpgs-2019?hmb_source=navbar&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=tile_index_1
09/04/2019 07:51:30 CEST

How to insure that the sales that is done via humble bundle are counted as a Linux sale?

I did buy the Humble RPG Bundle. But how to insure that both the native Linux games and the rest are counted as a Linux sale?

I did buy the games from Debian (running Chromium) and installed and run the Linux games. Is that enough? And should I do the same with the Windows only games via Proton?

09/04/2019 07:49:43 CEST

Best motherboard for the Ryzen 3rd Gen Cpu?

I'm looking currently at gigabyte X570 aorus pro. But it's a bit expensive.

09/04/2019 07:22:50 CEST

Adopting the concept of Steam Play in a Linux distribution?

How about making DRM-free Windows games run on Linux like they're native Linux games? Just double-click the game's .exe file then play. The Linux distro would detect you are trying to run a Windows game and would automatically run all the necessary software to make it run on Linux.

I know there is Lutris but it's still not as straightforward as Steam Play.

09/04/2019 06:18:07 CEST

steam desktop shortcuts in Gnome/ubuntu

i create a steam desktop shortcut, and there is no icon. the .desktop file is there, but no icon. tf2 looks like a text file.

how do i fix this? should i install a custom theme?

09/04/2019 04:13:11 CEST

Ubuntu Starcraft II 5 minutes in no sound...

Weirdest bug I have ever seen. Afeter a few minutes in the game the audio goes quit...then in another minute it mutes. Anyone experience an issue like this?

09/04/2019 02:36:02 CEST

war1: A reimplementation of "Warcraft: Orcs &amp; Humans" written in C [playable but not all missions are supported]
URL: https://github.com/acoto87/war1
09/04/2019 02:33:47 CEST

Was so sure it was another Epic Games Grab. Turns out it's steam! Yay Destiny!
URL: https://i.redd.it/uxgumviv2hk31.png
09/04/2019 02:33:31 CEST

PC port of SM64 in development
URL: https://youtu.be/8882hqPS3WQ
09/04/2019 02:14:39 CEST

Looking for suggestions for games using all DS4 features


I just got a Sony DualShock 4 to complete my gamepad collection, and I am looking for a game that actually uses the touchpad for a good purpose and maybe the lighting as well for something.

Native better, but Wine with great compatibility OK.

Thank you!

09/04/2019 01:39:02 CEST

is it possible to play new frontier on linux?
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1104640/New_Frontier/
09/04/2019 01:23:39 CEST

How does installing physical copies of a game work in linux?

I've recently been planning on buying this physical version of World of Warcraft. I don't know if this version comes with just a key to use on battle.net or if it comes with a dvd to directly install the game with the iso. If it comes with a key for battle.net, than there's no problem considering I've been playing the free version there with lutris with no issues. But if it comes with an install dvd, how would that work in linux? Can I install it normally? If not, is there a workaround? Thank you in advance

09/04/2019 01:12:07 CEST

Lutris 0.5.3 Tagged

Lutris got an update


  • Added D9VK option.
  • Added options to hide right and left panels.
  • Added support for Discord Rich Presence (option is only available if you have python-pypresence installed).
  • Added option to launch Wine console.
  • Added option to hide Lutris on game launch.
  • Added lazy loading for some UI components that fetch data from Lutris.
  • WINE_LARGE_ADDRESS_AWARE is now set to 1 when DXVK or D9VK is enabled (only works with lutris-provided builds) to workaround crashes in 32-bit games.
  • Lutris should now be minimized when launching games from shortcuts.
  • An error is now displayed when Lutris fails to install a runner.
  • Added Ubuntu's AMDVLK path to Vulkan ICD loader search.
  • State of right panel is now refreshed after adding/removing shortcuts.
  • Working directory no longer defaults to /tmp
  • Switched PC-Engine module from pce to pce_fast.
  • Fixed crash due to invalid GOG credentials.
  • Fixed UI bug that would sometimes result in No File Provided error messages.
  • Fixed bug that would lead to path warnings when prompted to select files.
  • Fixed crashes due to unexpected data from xrandr.
  • Fixed bug that could make antialiasing not function in some games.
  • Fixed sorting for games that start with a lowercase letter.
  • Fixed bug that would cause user session to end when launching games on Linux Mint.
  • Fixed bug with process monitor that could cause games to not launch.
  • Fixed bug that would not let user execute some options and launch external executables when a game is still running and ESYNC is enabled.
  • Fixed issues with restoration of original .dll files when disabling DXVK/D9VK.
  • Fixed crashes due to inability to read GPU driver information.
  • Fixed crash when working directory isnt defined.
  • Fixed stuck game importing due to failure to load icons.
  • Fixed library loading issues on Gentoo.
  • Fixed various issues with locales.
  • Made various changes and improvements for libretro runner.
  • Made various changes and improvements for future Flatpak support.
  • Made minor changes to wording in UI.
  • Updated Zdoom icon


09/04/2019 01:01:09 CEST

Lutris 0.5.3 Released

Lutris got an update


  • Added D9VK option.
  • Added options to hide right and left panels.
  • Added support for Discord Rich Presence (option is only available if you have python-pypresence installed).
  • Added option to launch Wine console.
  • Added option to hide Lutris on game launch.
  • Added lazy loading for some UI components that fetch data from Lutris.
  • WINE_LARGE_ADDRESS_AWARE is now set to 1 when DXVK or D9VK is enabled (only works with lutris-provided builds) to workaround crashes in 32-bit games.
  • Lutris should now be minimized when launching games from shortcuts.
  • An error is now displayed when Lutris fails to install a runner.
  • Added Ubuntu's AMDVLK path to Vulkan ICD loader search.
  • State of right panel is now refreshed after adding/removing shortcuts.
  • Working directory no longer defaults to /tmp
  • Switched PC-Engine module from pce to pce_fast.
  • Fixed crash due to invalid GOG credentials.
  • Fixed UI bug that would sometimes result in No File Provided error messages.
  • Fixed bug that would lead to path warnings when prompted to select files.
  • Fixed crashes due to unexpected data from xrandr.
  • Fixed bug that could make antialiasing not function in some games.
  • Fixed sorting for games that start with a lowercase letter.
  • Fixed bug that would cause user session to end when launching games on Linux Mint.
  • Fixed bug with process monitor that could cause games to not launch.
  • Fixed bug that would not let user execute some options and launch external executables when a game is still running and ESYNC is enabled.
  • Fixed issues with restoration of original .dll files when disabling DXVK/D9VK.
  • Fixed crashes due to inability to read GPU driver information.
  • Fixed crash when working directory isnt defined.
  • Fixed stuck game importing due to failure to load icons.
  • Fixed library loading issues on Gentoo.
  • Fixed various issues with locales.
  • Made various changes and improvements for libretro runner.
  • Made various changes and improvements for future Flatpak support.
  • Made minor changes to wording in UI.
  • Updated Zdoom icon
09/04/2019 00:55:57 CEST

Cobalt is a game that runs absolutely perfectly with Proton

I've bought it way back and got around to playing the whole campaign and its awesome survival mode a couple of days ago. To say that this game is a hidden gem would be an understatement. The combat mechanics and controls are absolutely unmatched. The story is maybe a bit mediocre, but there are a lot of cool maps, bits and things involved that will keep you playing. The combat alone is totally worth it!

09/04/2019 00:12:09 CEST

Abysmal Steam Remote Play performance on Linux, works fine on Windows

I'm running an Apple TV with the Steam Link app.

On Windows, it works fine. My speed is capped at about 105 Mbps, there's very little input lag, and the games look fine.

On Linux, it's a different story. My speed is capped at 60 Mbps. I frequently get the "slow connection" warning, and input lag is abysmal. Additionally, the resolution isn't properly set. My PC runs an ultrawide, and games show up letterboxed on my TV, with elements being cut off. Any fix for these, or is this solution just not mature on Linux yet?

09/04/2019 00:11:58 CEST

Witcher 3 HD Reworked mod: How do I install the new version with its .exe files?

Copying the old version's files into my Witcher 3 directory was easy enough in the past. So how do I install these new .exe-files on Linux (Arcolinux/Arch).

Thank you.

09/04/2019 00:00:55 CEST

Morrowind Code Patch will not run

I cannot sems to run the MCP in my Steam Proton/Wine Prefix. I was able to get it to work before I wiped my computer and reinstalled Linux. I keep getting the following error....

Installer Error
Morrowind Code Patch must be installed in the Morrowind directory.

I used this command to run MCP.

WINEPREFIX="/media/Games/Applications/Steam/steam/compatdata/22320/pfx" wine "Z:/media/Games/Applications/Steam/steamapps/common/Morrowind/Morrowind Code Patch.exe"

My Morrowind Code Patch.exe is inside the Morrowind directory and there is a Morrowind.exe in the directory. I also used my own guide on how to get mods to work in Proton by creating a symlink to ensure mods that are exe files can run within the proton prefix.


I also tried reinstalling Morrowind twice and I still have no luck.

09/03/2019 23:52:16 CEST

Final Fantasy VIII Remaster runs perfectly with Proton

I don't see it in ProtonDB yet, but for those who were looking forward to this slightly updated version of FFVIII, you'll be happy to know it runs flawlessly from what I've played so far. Tested on PopOS with an nVidia 1070 and Ryzen 2700, but I imagine it would run well on much lower spec'd systems. The game is capped at 30fps in the world and 15fps in battle similar to the original version of the game.

09/03/2019 23:23:54 CEST

Old Windows Game is stretched on PC monitor, but not my TV.

I installed Hoyle Board Games on my linux desktop computer awhile back and it works well. my desktop resolution is 1920x1080 and I am using the latest NVIDIA drivers. I took my PC over to my livingroom and hooked it up to my 65" TV with a HDMI. I kept the desktop resolution at 1920x1080 even though the TV can support 4K but when I launch the game it appears small in size and is not stretched to fit the screen like it is on my monitor. My monitor is plugged in as a HDMI cable also.

Any tips or advice will be most appreciated!

09/03/2019 23:06:18 CEST

Game Streaming from PC to PC over internet?


I have a really good PC at home (2600x and rx 580) and a Thinkpad X220, both running manjaro XFCE. I also have really good internet speeds in both places. What is the best way to setup something like Steam Link where I could stream Steam/remotely connect to my computer at home through the internet to play games/ run applications? A Steam Link may be worth it tbh at only $30, but the option for just using my laptop seems better to me.

If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Thank you.

09/03/2019 21:59:28 CEST

Is Gears of War 5 going to work on Linux?

Just wondering, i do not have a Windows partition

09/03/2019 21:13:16 CEST

Best Distro for gaming

I know this question is been tossed around a lot, and with F*$k tons of articles. However I just want a solid answer on what is the best distro for gaming, that including vr and ease of use as well. I know ubuntu is mentioned a lot, but coming from windows, what is the best distro to start working with to get gaming to work with.

09/03/2019 20:56:38 CEST

Intel XTU possible to run on WINE?

Good day fellow Linux gamers! Has anyone tried to run Windows undervolt utilities (Throttlestop, Intel XTU, etc) on Linux using Wine or any other emulators? How did you perform undervolting if not via the suggested method?

09/03/2019 18:22:16 CEST

Which is the best TETRIS game playable on Ubuntu Linux ?
09/03/2019 17:13:02 CEST

Little Misfortune from the developer of Fran Bow is releasing this month (sept 18)
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/little-misfortune-from-the-developer-of-fran-bow-is-releasing-this-month.14930
09/03/2019 16:41:24 CEST

WoW Classic on an old Thinkpad?

For extra nostalgia I want to run WoW Classic on a Thinkpad T60. This specific model has the ATI X1400 GPU. I am running Pop_OS right now. Lutris tells me I need Vulkan for WoW Classic, but my understanding is that these older GPUs don't support Vulkan. At the time, this GPU would have run old-school WoW without a problem. Does anyone know if it is possible to make this work in linux, or am I doomed to install Windows?

09/03/2019 16:25:55 CEST

Phoronix Test Suite 9.0 M3 Brings Improvements Around Offline/Private Testing (benchmarking util)
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Phoronix-Test-Suite-9.0-M3
09/03/2019 16:04:06 CEST

Save 45% on Alwa's Awakening on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/549260/Alwas_Awakening/
09/03/2019 15:43:26 CEST

Save 67% on Endless Loop Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/528/Endless_Loop_Collection/
09/03/2019 15:43:17 CEST

Save 85% on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/20920/The_Witcher_2_Assassins_of_Kings_Enhanced_Edition/
09/03/2019 15:41:15 CEST

Laservasion, out today! If you're a fan of retro arcade games or shoot'em ups, this is a must have!
URL: https://i.redd.it/ow4gynkyrdk31.gif
09/03/2019 15:27:06 CEST

20% of Tropico 6 on Humble Store
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/tropico-6
09/03/2019 13:08:53 CEST

I7 9700KF or Ryzen 3900X

Long time Intel user thinking of upgrading from i5 6500.

09/03/2019 11:44:21 CEST

[Offtop]What do you think about wrapper ports like one by Feral or Aspyr?

Just curious. I see them beneficial as Denuvo free, but other than that..

09/03/2019 08:42:32 CEST

Can I install Linux on this knock off Vita?

Hello, so Im kinda new. A co worker gave me this fake ps vita that has games preloaded onto it. It has an sd slot and I was wondering if anyone knew how I might go about loading a Linux distro onto it and turn it into an emulator. Anything helps thank you guys for being so supportive.

09/03/2019 06:21:01 CEST

Project WIP Comments are welcome!

Hi! I just joined here. I'm a on Linux since 2003. I work, and do everything with it. I mostly use Debian, but right now I'm on Ubuntu.

I wanted to share with you a game that I'm making since a few months on my spare time. I tried to upload it to itch but I had a lot of issues. When I uploaded it for the first time, it was a draft, and it was a mess. Specially with the language.

I had some spare time to translate it and the next time i think that it will be available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

I will add some screenshots and small video to the post. I still have a long way with it.

Of course, the game is entirely made on Linux. ;)






09/03/2019 05:45:49 CEST

XQEMU Dev Commentary: Upscaling, Snapshots, and GUI changes
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCNW69B8cLs
09/03/2019 05:32:31 CEST

Sway + Steam + Proton

So I play NoMansSky which runs very well under Proton. Just now I use Budgie Desktop which I believe uses Wayland. I quite fancy using Sway instead but when I launch a game from Steam it says running, appears to be running according to htop but doesn't show a window anywhere. Should this work?

09/03/2019 04:03:02 CEST

Monster Sanctuary - A monster collecting metroidvania with great Linux support!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/franchise/Team17?snr=1_5_9__2001
09/03/2019 02:33:41 CEST

any way to make a wine game back to an exe file?

I got a windows computer and wanted to transfer it to my new pc

09/03/2019 02:31:54 CEST

Puzzle Game "OmoTomO" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://malben.itch.io/omotomo
09/03/2019 01:17:18 CEST

2.5D Adventure Game "Post War" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://posteastern.itch.io/post-war
09/03/2019 01:11:30 CEST

Anyone get Trails of Cold Steel II to work?

I have Trails of Cold Steel II from GOG and it starts up fine, I can start the story but the screen goes black and never recovers before any gameplay actually starts. I get the same problem if I go to the recap section for the previous game, then return to the title screen. I have followed the config on this guide https://vaughanhilts.me/blog/2018/02/16/playing-trails-of-cold-steel-on-linux-wine-guide.html but no luck. Anyone have any ideas that I could try? I'm using Lutris.

09/03/2019 01:11:10 CEST

The Godfather 2 D9VK Long Test
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZDhvoqqi_g
09/03/2019 00:52:31 CEST

Psi Ops Mindgate Conspiracy D9VK Long Test
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Miu3os0aHZE
09/03/2019 00:52:16 CEST

Prince of Persia 2008 D9VK Long Test
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxodqtigUak
09/03/2019 00:51:58 CEST

RetroArch 1.7.8 (v2) – Released!
URL: https://www.libretro.com/index.php/retroarch-1-7-8-v2-released/
09/03/2019 00:29:29 CEST

turning old linux laptop into a minecraft bedrock server ?

i'm trying to make use of this old laptop i have and figured that minecraft bedrock server would be kinda cool... i was wondering how that could be achieved... can anyone walk me through it?

09/02/2019 23:43:40 CEST

John Carmack - Silicon limits reached in a decade
URL: https://youtu.be/udlMSe5-zP8?t=3811
09/02/2019 23:17:25 CEST

Linux 5.3-rc7 Released One Day Late While Linux 5.3 Likely Coming In Two Weeks
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.3-rc7-Released
09/02/2019 21:38:01 CEST

Native Linux Open Source Anime Style MMORPG suggestions

I am currently migrating to Linux due to Windows 7 End of Support.
I'd like a game similar to Ragnarok Online, Mabinogi, Dream of Mirror, Nostale, etc....
The older looking the better.
I also enjoy the original EverQuest, but I don't want to rely on Wine.
Closest thing I can find is PlaneShift, but they are moving Unreal 4 and the game is starting to look a lot more like a WoW clone. Project Gorgon also looks cool.

09/02/2019 21:22:13 CEST

Devader sounds like a great twin-stick, GoL thoughts
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/devader-possibly-the-most-insane-twin-stick-shooter-ive-ever-played-is-out-now.14921
09/02/2019 21:08:34 CEST

Mojang stripped most of the debug symbols for the beta version of Bedrock Minecraft, making projects like mcpe-launcher tenfold harder to maintain for future versions
URL: https://twitter.com/MisteFr/status/1168597562703716354?s=20
09/02/2019 21:08:19 CEST

G-sync currently not working with games

Hey guys so I can't seem to get games to cooperate with g-sync for some reason. I am sure this has been a problem for people in the past and someone has found a solution. I have all of the openGL settings appropriately checked (flipping, allow g-sync compatible, and the visual indicator) but it still will not change my refreshrate for the monitor. I am having the issue with both steam games and games run through wine (lutris). I do have a dual monitor set up and don't know if that might be causing the issue. If more information is needed please let me know and I can provide it.

09/02/2019 20:46:17 CEST

Tutorial: How to play Crysis on Linux in DirectX 10 with DVXK

Here is a link to a tutorial I made on the LTT forums. Hopefully someone finds it useful.


09/02/2019 20:42:57 CEST

[DEAL] Tesla vs Lovecraft (5,24€ / $5.24 at -65% 'lowest ever') until 8ᵗʰ Sep 2019
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/636100
09/02/2019 20:34:34 CEST

[DEAL] Bridge Constructor Portal (3,99€ / $3.99 at -60% 'lowest ever') until 3ʳᵈ Sep 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/684410
09/02/2019 20:30:13 CEST

Should I switch to linux?

I have been told that linux is better than windows in many different ways, and when it comes to things like blender and unity, tend to run better, particularly for rendering.

I am getting to the point where I will need to reinstall windows anyway, because of bloatware and stuff, so I thought I might switch.

My problem is that I have been told that nothing runs on it in terms of applications like adobe, and games. I play quite a lot of games, most of them indie, and plenty I know do not run on linux.

I have been told I could get around this with duel boot, a VM, or wine (although) that is pretty unstable and kills performance. I dunno though, that seems a bit overly complicated and will just hurt performance. At that point it seems to be far more cost than it is worth.

My specs I guess... Titan XP Collectors Edition, and 4770K @ 4.2Ghz

09/02/2019 20:21:39 CEST

FUN FACT: The entire game is played out within a 3D modelled arcade machine. Laservasion is releasing tomorrow!
URL: https://i.redd.it/ye2ujkrsy7k31.png
09/02/2019 19:54:42 CEST

Noob friendly guide for new linux gamers (how to config wine, etc)

Hi guys,

Forgive me for my ignorance but is there a practical guide on how to configure and run games with WINE, D9VK, DXVK, VK9, etc apart form simply using Lutris or Steam pre-configured setup? I see many people trying out different configs, shaders, wine prefixes, etc but how to actually configure these?

09/02/2019 17:51:01 CEST

Stadia will not help FM20 return to Linux. QA on Linux costs more than the profit from Linux sales
URL: https://twitter.com/milesSI/status/1168508579520942081
09/02/2019 15:26:07 CEST

Save 80% on The Talos Principle on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/257510/The_Talos_Principle/
09/02/2019 15:19:45 CEST

Duck in Town - A Rising Knight has a release date and is making a giveaway.
URL: https://twitter.com/_atorresm/status/1167499375129575426
09/02/2019 15:06:12 CEST

WoW Addons

I just installed WoW using Lutris and it's working fine. My only problem are addons. I tried some things but I can't get them to work/be detected. These are the things I tried so far:

  • Copied all my windows addons folders to /home/XXX/Games/battlenet/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/World of Warcraft/_retail_/Interface/AddOns = WoW does not detect them, the buttom "Addons" at the character screen does not appear, and inside game, Menu > Interface does not show either.

  • Did the same step above, but instead of copying my previous windows addons, just downloaded them fresh new from curse and put in the folder, same behaviour.

  • Downloaded Twitch from Lutris and I have clicked to Add a new game, I pointed to /home/XXX/Games/battlenet/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/World of Warcraft, but Twitch gives me the message This is an invalid directory or unsupported game.

Has anyone had any luck with this?

09/02/2019 14:37:39 CEST

Legend of Heroes Cold Steel 1 - Game runs perfectly but I cannot change the resolution

I'm using debian stable and an older version of wine(under playonlinux) because it seems to be the one that's working the best and also the one that has results shown in https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=35588

Thing is, I can't change the resolution as shown here in my screenshot


I tried installing nvidia-drivers but the only option for resolution is still 1280 x 720. How can I work around this?

Thanks in advance

09/02/2019 12:28:22 CEST

any of you guys got Cities: Skylines to run on Linux?


yeah I know, there is a Linux version of Cities: Skylines... However I never got this one running (Kubuntu 18.04.3) and I also learned that it generally runs like garbage on Linux: no mods, crashing all the time and poor performance no matter how powerful your rig is.

This is why I tried to get it running with Proton. Everything looked promising, but either sometimes the game "thinks" its on a different monitor (I only have one) or it crashes during loading the map.

Thats why I wanted to ask if someone of you has managed to get it running - and if so: how? Can you provide a detailed step-by-step?

Would be great!


09/02/2019 09:11:16 CEST

What's your opinion on Lutris?

So I literally just found out about Lutris as I was looking for a way to play HearthStone on my Linux laptop. I found it really interesting and it seemed quite useful, however I had never heard of it before. What do you guys think of it?

09/02/2019 06:02:10 CEST

Is there a decent guide out there for writing Lutris installer scripts?

I have come across a few games without Native Linux support that don't yet have scripts. I really love Lutris and I'd like to contribute to the community, but I'm not quite sure how to get started.

I saw the bit on Lutris' site about writing and forking scripts, but it doesn't go into detail about formatting, what the different commands do, etc. I could fumble through editing some existing ones to work on new games, but I feel like I would be missing potentially imoirtant details.

I'd just like to know what's possible.

09/02/2019 02:27:16 CEST

Popos! vs Optimized Ubuntu

I used Ubuntu for a loooong time, but have to move back to windows because of the not so comfortable Nvidia Optimus support, but now that my laptop died Im back on my desktop and I went full AMD, planning ongoing back to Linux 3 years later, my questions are about using Pop Os or Ubuntu and then just polishing it.

I have non used the whole DXVK thing yet, but that's what got me excited to go back to, I also have an Ubuntu sticker on my case so.. theres that..
The games I play are World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Rocket League and occasionally some action RPG like witcher. I also quite like tinkering with software and im not afraid of the terminal at all.

Hardware is my oldn trusty FX 8350, and a new RX 580 with 8 Gigs of Ram.

So, what OS do you think I should use?

09/02/2019 00:58:33 CEST

bab-be-u: Love2D silly recreation of Baba Is You [playable!]
URL: https://github.com/lilybeevee/bab-be-u
09/02/2019 00:01:05 CEST

If you liked the film "Contact", you might want to check out last year's "Signal Simulator", which has gotten one of many updates this month.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/839310/Signal_Simulator/
09/01/2019 23:33:37 CEST

WoW Gameplay with Wine 4.14 + VKD3D
09/01/2019 23:21:52 CEST

Suggest a title (free preferably) to test dualshock 4 controller?

So I decided to get a dualshock4 controller for war thunder, connected it easily enough and the buttons work. Weird issue - the game (war thunder) thinks that I have 2 controllers! So when I go to bind a key (let's say "triangle") to some action, it gives me a combination of "Y" key + "triangle" key.

If someone has had this issue and solved, obviously, I'd be happy to be pointed towards a solution, but even if not, can you give me a game title where dualshock4 works for sure and without problems for you? Again, if the game is free, all the better - or any other way to test if this is my setup problem or a war thunder problem.

09/01/2019 22:33:25 CEST

[Guide] : Configuring PCSX2 1.5.0 with brief explanation.
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/cy9u15/guide_configuring_pcsx2_150_with_brief_explanation/
09/01/2019 20:19:30 CEST

Two Point Hospital Free Weekend until 2ⁿᵈ Sep 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/53582/
09/01/2019 20:17:12 CEST

DX12 stutters (on Nvidia, at least) can apparently be fixed by disabling exploit protection. Are there any tests on Linux between enabled and disabled exploit protection?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/cxzs8c/here_is_how_you_can_completely_fix_the_annoying/
09/01/2019 17:55:14 CEST

Warzone 2100 3.3 released with better graphics and high resolution monitor support
URL: https://linuxreviews.org/Warzone_2100_3.3_released_with_better_graphics_and_high_resolution_monitor_support
09/01/2019 15:46:52 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for September 01, 2019: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

09/01/2019 15:33:55 CEST

Abysmal Doom (2016) Performance Under Linux? Ubuntu/R7 1700X/RX570/1080p

To get playable experience i had to crank down everything to low and then even resolution scale down. Looks like garbage but atleast FPS does not dip to low 30s anymore.

Any ideas what could be the reason?

CPU 2 cores with Steam stuff is pegged at 100% all the time, and from frame time metrics it's always the CPU which is limiting factor by far.

Any higher settings and i get so stuttery game play it is very unpleasant experience, you can play but you have like almost 1 second skips and you just gotta kind of guess where the enemy could be.

09/01/2019 13:07:08 CEST

GreenWithEnvy 0.13.0 out: ability to close to tray and fix for broken AUR package
URL: https://gitlab.com/leinardi/gwe/blob/release/CHANGELOG.md
09/01/2019 12:24:41 CEST

Cities Skylines Linux Torrent?

I am a broke neet currently, really want to play this game very bored over the labor day weekend. I tried looking everywhere, was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of a torrent for linux.

Thank you.

09/01/2019 04:58:20 CEST

Strange graphical bug with KDE and Europa Universalis 4
URL: https://v.redd.it/4bh80lfkpvj31
09/01/2019 04:05:33 CEST

[Guide] Halo 2 Project Cartographer working on Lutris

So I am on Manjaro 18.0.4 illyria and to get Halo 2 initial working I followed this video, so credit to the creator.

Some notes/improvements on the video:

  • I found that I could just run winetricks straight from the menu rather than use the terminal command and it worked perfectly.
  • I found that when running tkg-4.2-x86_64, I had lag so I changed to lutris-4.13-x86_64 and saw a huge performance improvement.
  • Having the 'Windowed (virtual desktop)' turned off rather than on ran better.

These worked for me and I can't guarantee they will work for other systems, however, I thought it was worth sharing. I will try to update this post if I find anything else.

09/01/2019 03:28:28 CEST

Roccat drivers

Hello. All my setup is Roccat, the AIMO versions, and I would like to know if there is an unified software to manage the devices. I found the one made by Erazor, but it's no more updated. I'm on Ubuntu 19.10

09/01/2019 00:40:21 CEST

No Man's Sky VR

Has anyone been able to get No Man's Sky working in VR on linux? I managed to get the non-VR version running under proton but launching with Steam VR seems to inevitably cause a crash.

System specs are:

AMD Ryzen 1600 Gigabyte Vega 56 OC Manjaro Gnome kernel 5.1.21-1

09/01/2019 00:10:34 CEST

RPCS4 is indeed happening!
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/cxx5h3/we_are_team_rpcs3_the_playstation_3_emulator_we/eyoqzes/
09/01/2019 00:06:42 CEST

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition won't run in my VirtualBox. I turned on Direct3D support. What's the deal?
URL: https://v.redd.it/rx68plflruj31
08/31/2019 23:31:27 CEST

Fast Instancing?!
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/vulkan/comments/cy0x7c/fast_instancing/
08/31/2019 23:14:23 CEST

CSGO now works with d9vk, but anti-cheat does not allow you playing on VAC servers
URL: https://i.redd.it/mjjyoxarcuj31.png
08/31/2019 22:09:24 CEST

Dirt Rally Xbox Controller not working

I redeemed the free Dirt Rally game and for the life of me I can not get my generic Xbox controller to register. No controller option in Controls menu etc, attempted to use Steam Controller config and that is terrible without analog inputs for the sticks and triggers.

I am throwing this out there for help.

08/31/2019 20:59:23 CEST

Best emulators for Linux and how to install?

Im kind of confused on how to find a good n64 emulator for Linux for example

08/31/2019 19:17:41 CEST

We are team RPCS3 - the PlayStation 3 emulator. We brought 16 people to answer your questions, so ask us anything!
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/cxx5h3/we_are_team_rpcs3_the_playstation_3_emulator_we/
08/31/2019 18:55:00 CEST

Wine android

I'm using wine 4.15 arm on my p20 lite running android 9.0.1 and it just wine just shows a grey screen . Plz help.

08/31/2019 18:06:54 CEST

Hi! I have a problem with my controller with xbox 360 drivers in Ubuntu 18.04

Hello guys! I hope you can help me to fix this. I have a controller with the Xbox 360 controller drivers that works perfectly in Windows (I hate it!). I recently upgrade my Ubuntu 16.04 to the 18.04 one and I've found a problem. The controller is detected but it is not working, any button pressed is recognized. Also Steam is detecting my controller but with the same result. I've tried also to run the modprobe command but it doesn't work, and same installing the xboxdrv drivers.

I add some images to add more information. Thank you in advance!


08/31/2019 17:50:17 CEST

[emulator question] Is there any emulator for gen3 pokemon games witch alows trading with yourself?

I am using mednafen, and it s not an included feature :/. Can you recomend me anything?

08/31/2019 16:16:22 CEST

Minecraft through Flatpak: Installing Mods / Optifine?

Apparently, while using flatpak, Minecraft's installation folder (which would be in appdata/roaming/.minecraft on a Windows machine) is nowhere to be found. The Optifine installer can't seem to find it either. Even in-game, pressing "open resource packs folder" doesn't do anything.

08/31/2019 13:58:35 CEST

Wine Android

I'm using wine 4.15 arm on my p20 lite and it just wine just shows a grey screen .

08/31/2019 13:31:39 CEST

My solo developed TD game, Defend The Keep, is now 50% off in Itch.io and Humble Store
URL: https://i.redd.it/c3ofzwss9rj31.jpg
08/31/2019 11:48:18 CEST

Standalone Path of Exile w/ DXVK in Lutris doesn't launch patcher

I have successfully installed Path of Exile on my 5.2.11-arch1-1-ARCH. However, whenever I launch the game in Lutris, it does nothing.

Settings for my Path of Exile in Lutris

Game options
    Executable: /home/user/Games/path-of-exile/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Grinding Gear Games/Path of Exile/PathOfExile.exe
    Arguments: --waitforpreload --nologo --nodx9ex --gc2
    Working directory:
    Wine prefix: /home/user/Games/path-of-exile
    Prefix architecture: 64-bit

Runner options
    Wine version: tkg-4.6-x86_64
    Enable DXVK: true
    Enable Esync: true
    Windows (virtual desktop): false
    Virtual desktop resolution: 1920x1080
        d3dcompiler_47 native
        xaudio2_7 native,builtin

I have an i7-3770k, AMD R9 380, 8GB RAM. I installed my GPU driver using this and installed Wine using this. I am not sure if I need to install something for DXVK and Esync though.

08/31/2019 05:52:57 CEST

openblack: reimplementation of the game Black &amp; White (2001) [not playable yet, but screenshots are looking good!]
URL: https://github.com/openblack/openblack
08/31/2019 03:36:50 CEST

Installing PBE version of league.

I have the PBE version, and Im use to working with Lutris to get my league running. Im not quite sure how to get the game to run on Lutris/wine though, so any help is appreciated greatly

08/31/2019 03:11:29 CEST

Thread for native Linux support for Warcraft 3 reforged
URL: https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/warcraft3/t/native-linux-support/257
08/31/2019 00:36:05 CEST

Citra-libretro Running on nvidia jetson nano (Experimental)
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/cx6z9g/citralibretro_running_on_nvidia_jetson_nano/
08/30/2019 23:59:10 CEST

Easy way to rebind keys?

Made the switch to Ubuntu bionic beaver a while ago from windows. Not super tech savvy but spend enough time on Google to get things going, and get everything situated.

Only thing that bugs me is I thought the openrazerr software had a nice gui to change the keybinda relatively easily. I tried all three front ends for openrazer and it just seems I can change the dpi or the brightness of the keyboard/mouse.

I think the only option I had left was to mess around with python? I have games that won't let me set mouse button 4/5 and preferably I would not like to reset my keys for each game to get it right

08/30/2019 23:59:05 CEST

gz doom gallium help

OK so i am trying to get brutal doom to work with gzdoom application. i have gone through 3 posts on this subreddit and not much to show for it i can post my .ini file so far and give you all the info you need i got doom2 to start but that is about it i am running gallium os through lenovo n21 chromebook. any help at all would be appreciated

08/30/2019 23:44:38 CEST

Wine 4.15 Released

The Wine development release 4.15 is now available.




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


- Initial implementation of the HTTP service.

- Stack unwinding support on ARM64.

- Better multi-monitor support on macOS.

- RichEdit control optimizations.

- Various bug fixes.


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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


Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

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



Bugs fixed in 4.15 (total 28):


22383  Dragon Age: Origins - massive flickering when 
StrictDrawOrdering is disabled

33834  user32: multiline edit control renders tabs not correctly using 

34830  rpcrt4:cstub fails and crashes on Windows 8

37781  Multiple Microsoft Redistributable/Component installers 
running in Windows 7 mode need dummy Windows Update Service 
(MS .NET Framework 4.5, MS VC++ 2015 Redist)

38245  Construct 2 can't create a localhost server (needs 
implementation of version 1 httpapi request queues)

40868  World of Warcraft 7 (Legion expansion beta realm version) 
client causes a lot of seh:RtlCaptureStackBackTrace stub noise in 

41752  Need For Speed Most Wanted 2012 Corrupted Models & 
Textures in Game

42681  Regression: Graphics/Texture no longer render correctly in 
Reflex Arena

43387  valgrind shows several definite leaks in 

44958  Epic Games crash reporter needs 'dbgeng.DebugCreate' to 
support IDebugClient5 interface

45420  Titanfall 2 Multiplayer mode stuck on Attempting Connection

45843  Battleye's BEDaisy.sys expects memory allocated by 
ExAllocatePoolWithTag to be executable

46315  Vypress Chat 2.1.9 MSI installer crashes without native 

47035  widl generates typelib file with enums multiply defined

47041  wire_marshal attribute ignored and the underlying type is 
used instead

47049  boolean type defined as 'unsigned char' rather than 'char'

47050  typedef'd anonymous structs typedef'd names are not used in 
interface methods

47101  Multiple 64-bit game and application crash reporting tools 
need x86_64 'ntdll.RtlCaptureStackBackTrace' implementation

47149  widl generates invalid C headers when user-defined structs 
also have const typedef'd names

47427  Glide wrapper - Configuration buttons misbehaving

47436  `winetricks -q dotnet30sp1` fails

47442  Quickbooks 2018 installer fails during Amyuni ABS PDF 
driver installation, reporting 'File not found.' (needs stub 'regini.exe')

47494  SuperTux: Fullscreen mode not working on MacOSX (Invalid 
monitor handle)

47523  EverQuest crashes on unimplemented function 
KERNEL32.dll.EnumSystemFirmwareTables since build Jul 12 2019

47563  Sforzando Sample Player works but GUI is blank (unusable)

47633  Guild Wars quits silently after the splash screen

47636  Multiple games text is upside down (affects Wizard101, 
Touhou, Unreal Tournament)

47661  SwanSoft CNC: Crashes when clicking "tools management" 
08/30/2019 23:04:46 CEST

Wine 4.15 Released

The Wine development release 4.15 is now available.




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


- Initial implementation of the HTTP service.

- Stack unwinding support on ARM64.

- Better multi-monitor support on macOS.

- RichEdit control optimizations.

- Various bug fixes.


The source is available from the following locations:




Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:



You will find documentation on



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


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


Wine is available thanks to the work of many people.

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



Bugs fixed in 4.15 (total 28):


22383  Dragon Age: Origins - massive flickering when 
StrictDrawOrdering is disabled

33834  user32: multiline edit control renders tabs not correctly using 

34830  rpcrt4:cstub fails and crashes on Windows 8

37781  Multiple Microsoft Redistributable/Component installers 
running in Windows 7 mode need dummy Windows Update Service 
(MS .NET Framework 4.5, MS VC++ 2015 Redist)

38245  Construct 2 can't create a localhost server (needs 
implementation of version 1 httpapi request queues)

40868  World of Warcraft 7 (Legion expansion beta realm version) 
client causes a lot of seh:RtlCaptureStackBackTrace stub noise in 

41752  Need For Speed Most Wanted 2012 Corrupted Models & 
Textures in Game

42681  Regression: Graphics/Texture no longer render correctly in 
Reflex Arena

43387  valgrind shows several definite leaks in 

44958  Epic Games crash reporter needs 'dbgeng.DebugCreate' to 
support IDebugClient5 interface

45420  Titanfall 2 Multiplayer mode stuck on Attempting Connection

45843  Battleye's BEDaisy.sys expects memory allocated by 
ExAllocatePoolWithTag to be executable

46315  Vypress Chat 2.1.9 MSI installer crashes without native 

47035  widl generates typelib file with enums multiply defined

47041  wire_marshal attribute ignored and the underlying type is 
used instead

47049  boolean type defined as 'unsigned char' rather than 'char'

47050  typedef'd anonymous structs typedef'd names are not used in 
interface methods

47101  Multiple 64-bit game and application crash reporting tools 
need x86_64 'ntdll.RtlCaptureStackBackTrace' implementation

47149  widl generates invalid C headers when user-defined structs 
also have const typedef'd names

47427  Glide wrapper - Configuration buttons misbehaving

47436  `winetricks -q dotnet30sp1` fails

47442  Quickbooks 2018 installer fails during Amyuni ABS PDF 
driver installation, reporting 'File not found.' (needs stub 'regini.exe')

47494  SuperTux: Fullscreen mode not working on MacOSX (Invalid 
monitor handle)

47523  EverQuest crashes on unimplemented function 
KERNEL32.dll.EnumSystemFirmwareTables since build Jul 12 2019

47563  Sforzando Sample Player works but GUI is blank (unusable)

47633  Guild Wars quits silently after the splash screen

47636  Multiple games text is upside down (affects Wizard101, 
Touhou, Unreal Tournament)

47661  SwanSoft CNC: Crashes when clicking "tools management" 
08/30/2019 23:01:12 CEST

So /media is completely missing as an option for me in the linux client

Any idea how to fix this? I want to set my steam directory to /media/user/myHDD but, it doesn't even list /media as an option to dig down into other directories. Am I missing something or is this a design choice?

08/30/2019 22:41:29 CEST

Steam chat broken under Wine

I am running Steam under Wine 4.0 (via the Debian packages) on Debian 10, with dxvk 1.3.2 installed (via upstream) and everything runs well except for the Steam chat functionality. When I click on "Friends & Chat" in the bottom-right corner of the main Steam client window, nothing happens (and nothing printed to the terminal, either). Same in the in-game overlay. Selecting any item under the "Friends" menu (in the menubar) also does nothing.

Anyone else experienced this, or have any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?

(This isn't a huge problem now, but I want to play some multiplayer games in the near future, which will require this to work.)

08/30/2019 22:23:30 CEST

What's the best hardware for a linux gamin migration ?

Currently i use ubuntu in all my devices except my gaming pc.

Right now i have an intel i5 with an nvidia GTX 1060.

I want to update my pc thinking in making the migration. What i want to know is if i should migrate from intel to AMD and if i should migrate from Nvidia to Radeon or something like that.

Thanks in advance!

08/30/2019 21:33:08 CEST

Save 90% on Serious Sam 3: BFE on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/41070/Serious_Sam_3_BFE/
08/30/2019 20:57:20 CEST

Is there an online service where a Linux expert can remote into my PC and install a game?

I'm trying to get Battlefield 4 running on Manjaro Gnome but running into login and DirectX issues. After 2 days trying to fix it I would prefer to pay someone to help get it running, does such a service exist?

08/30/2019 20:28:35 CEST

Direct 11

i wanna play oxygen not included but it say i kneeded direct 11

08/30/2019 14:57:36 CEST

Any luck with AMD Rewards lately?

I recently bought an RX 580 graphics card, and while it was shipped to me, I received three "free game codes" from the AMD Rewards program by email. Apparently, to validate that I have indeed installed the graphics card that I bought, I need to download some strange Windows .exe and run it before I can get the free games. This doesn't seem to work in wine, though I wasn't really expecting it to, either. I contacted AMD Rewards support, but they didn't seem interested in helping me:

Hello ystein,

Thank you for contacting AMD Rewards Support,

Unfortunately our PVT program is only compatible with Windows at this time. In order to redeem your coupon code you need to be on a Windows operating system.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


AMD Rewards

Has anyone had any luck with getting their system "validated" without actually installing Windows?

08/30/2019 14:45:16 CEST

Save 50% on Two Point Hospital: Healthy Collection on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/11406/Two_Point_Hospital_Healthy_Collection/
08/30/2019 14:33:43 CEST

Kuara demo in PlayOnLinux
08/30/2019 14:30:28 CEST

Wine gives an error "Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x031ed138 in 32-bit code (0x009718c5)."

When i try to run my app it gives me this error:

Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x031ed138 in 32-bit code (0x009718c5).
Register dump:
 CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:0063 GS:006b
 EIP:009718c5 ESP:0033fc2c EBP:031ed11c EFLAGS:00210202(  R- --  I   - - - )
 EAX:031ed11c EBX:7b430000 ECX:00000001 EDX:0024d11c
 ESI:7b430040 EDI:02fa0000
Stack dump:
0x0033fc2c:  02ea0050 00bf1501 0000006b 003300e3
0x0033fc3c:  0024d11c 7b4588a0 0096e501 00416000
0x0033fc4c:  000004a9 0033fc98 00bf15c8 7b430000
0x0033fc5c:  00bf15d4 0097dd4e 0033fcc0 0097ddf4
0x0033fc6c:  0033fc98 fffffffe 00000000 00000000
0x0033fc7c:  00000000 00000000 02ea0050 02ea000c
=>0 0x009718c5 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in 2018 (0x031ed11c)
0x009718c5 EntryPoint+0xffffffff in 2018: movl  0x1c(%ebp),%edx
Module  Address         Debug info  Name (102 modules)
PE    400000- 1ecd000   Export          2018
ELF 7a800000-7a945000   Deferred        opengl32
  \-PE  7a840000-7a945000   \               opengl32
ELF 7b400000-7b846000   Deferred        kernel32
  \-PE  7b430000-7b846000   \               kernel32
ELF 7bc00000-7bd43000   Deferred        ntdll
  \-PE  7bc30000-7bd43000   \               ntdll
ELF 7c000000-7c005000   Deferred        
ELF 7c18d000-7c1cc000   Deferred        uxtheme
  \-PE  7c1a0000-7c1cc000   \               uxtheme
ELF 7c1cc000-7c1d4000   Deferred        libxfixes.so.3
ELF 7c1d4000-7c1e1000   Deferred        libxcursor.so.1
ELF 7c1e1000-7c1f5000   Deferred        libxi.so.6
ELF 7c1f5000-7c1fa000   Deferred        libxcomposite.so.1
ELF 7c1fa000-7c287000   Deferred        setupapi
  \-PE  7c210000-7c287000   \               setupapi
ELF 7c287000-7c2b3000   Deferred        libxcb.so.1
ELF 7c2b3000-7c400000   Deferred        libx11.so.6
ELF 7c408000-7c417000   Deferred        libxrandr.so.2
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ELF 7c425000-7c43b000   Deferred        libxext.so.6
ELF 7c470000-7c528000   Deferred        winex11
  \-PE  7c490000-7c528000   \               winex11
ELF 7c6ad000-7c6d9000   Deferred        libexpat.so.1
ELF 7c6d9000-7c725000   Deferred        libfontconfig.so.1
ELF 7c725000-7c79e000   Deferred        libpcre.so.1
ELF 7c79e000-7c8d6000   Deferred        libglib-2.0.so.0
ELF 7c8d6000-7c9dd000   Deferred        libharfbuzz.so.0
ELF 7c9dd000-7ca1d000   Deferred        libpng16.so.16
ELF 7ca1d000-7caf2000   Deferred        libfreetype.so.6
ELF 7caf2000-7caf9000   Deferred        libxxf86vm.so.1
ELF 7caf9000-7cafe000   Deferred        libxinerama.so.1
ELF 7cafe000-7cb06000   Deferred        libxdmcp.so.6
ELF 7cb27000-7cb58000   Deferred        msacm32
  \-PE  7cb30000-7cb58000   \               msacm32
ELF 7cb58000-7cc23000   Deferred        winmm
  \-PE  7cb70000-7cc23000   \               winmm
ELF 7cc23000-7cc75000   Deferred        winhttp
  \-PE  7cc30000-7cc75000   \               winhttp
ELF 7cc75000-7ccb3000   Deferred        ws2_32
  \-PE  7cc80000-7ccb3000   \               ws2_32
ELF 7ccd5000-7ccda000   Deferred        libxau.so.6
ELF 7ccda000-7cd09000   Deferred        mpr
  \-PE  7cce0000-7cd09000   \               mpr
ELF 7cd0d000-7cd1f000   Deferred        libbz2.so.1.0
ELF 7cd1f000-7cd3e000   Deferred        jsproxy
  \-PE  7cd30000-7cd3e000   \               jsproxy
ELF 7cd3e000-7cde2000   Deferred        wininet
  \-PE  7cd50000-7cde2000   \               wininet
ELF 7cde2000-7ce91000   Deferred        urlmon
  \-PE  7ce00000-7ce91000   \               urlmon
ELF 7ce91000-7cfcd000   Deferred        oleaut32
  \-PE  7cec0000-7cfcd000   \               oleaut32
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  \-PE  7cfe0000-7cffa000   \               iphlpapi
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  \-PE  7d010000-7d07a000   \               ddraw
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  \-PE  7d0c0000-7d206000   \               wined3d
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  \-PE  7d210000-7d24d000   \               d3d9
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  \-PE  7d260000-7d2a4000   \               winspool
ELF 7d2a4000-7d33f000   Deferred        rpcrt4
  \-PE  7d2c0000-7d33f000   \               rpcrt4
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  \-PE  7d370000-7d4af000   \               ole32
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  \-PE  7d570000-7df56000   \               shell32
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  \-PE  7df60000-7e061000   \               comdlg32
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  \-PE  7e070000-7e088000   \               imm32
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  \-PE  7e340000-7e54f000   \               user32
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  \-PE  7e580000-7e6b9000   \               comctl32
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  \-PE  7e6d0000-7e73f000   \               advapi32
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  \-PE  7ee80000-7eee9000   \               kernelbase
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  \-PE  7eff0000-7f000000   \               version
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ELF f7d47000-f7eff000   Dwarf           libwine.so.1
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process  tid      prio (all id:s are in hex)
00000008 (D) Z:\home\user\2018.exe
    0000002c    0
    00000009    0 <==
0000000e services.exe
    00000021    0
    0000001a    0
    00000013    0
    00000010    0
    0000000f    0
00000011 plugplay.exe
    00000017    0
    00000016    0
    00000012    0
00000018 winedevice.exe
    0000001e    0
    0000001d    0
    0000001c    0
    0000001b    0
    00000019    0
0000001f winedevice.exe
    00000024    0
    00000023    0
    00000022    0
    00000020    0
00000025 explorer.exe
    00000029    0
    00000028    0
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    00000026    0
System information:
    Wine build: wine-4.13
    Platform: i386
    Version: Windows 7
    Host system: Linux
    Host version: 4.19.66-1-MANJARO

It's not a game but it's an e-book app.

08/30/2019 14:28:56 CEST

Intel Begins Setting Up Driver Mappings For Classic vs. Gallium3D OpenGL Linux Drivers
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Classic-Gallium3D-Mapping
08/30/2019 09:32:47 CEST

Hello, intermediate Linux user over here, thinking of going to Linux permanently even for gaming

So I have an R3 2200G 8GB-3000MHz PC, I want to switch to Manjaro since it is the best Linux I have used to date.

First Question: How much can my system handle, due to it being underpowered (being an APU and such) Second Question: I read that some games through Lutris might get you banned if you use them on Linux, how is that taken care of in advance ?

Third Question, does Rocket League still play on Linux ? If not Epic games can go Fuck themselves

08/30/2019 09:24:20 CEST

DL - 136 EVERSPACE 2 Coming To Linux
08/30/2019 05:37:48 CEST

Need opinions: migrating lutris.net to a Git powered platform

Currently Lutris.net has a huge collaboration problem: there's no collaboration. No way to discuss changes to installers, centralized moderation done by very few people, no form of notifications on changes and issues, etc.

This is a huge problem that damages the platform for the end user because there's little to no guarantee of stability in the installers. Currently, my Vortex Mod Manager installer has been broken for over 27 days because of communication issues, even after directly contacting moderators on their Discord server.

Git powered platforms such as GitHub already have everything that's needed for an almost perfect collaborative environment, but the Lutris devs refuse to accept it as a proper solution

I'm looking for users opinions on the matter because I could potentially get a few friends to try and develop this during our upcoming vacation.

08/30/2019 04:41:57 CEST

Control - Proton 4.11-3 [German]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn2wPElvrBY
08/30/2019 03:15:42 CEST

Post-apocalyptic turn-based tactics game "Overland" releases September 19th.
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/355680/Overland/
08/30/2019 00:44:18 CEST

Nvidia driver 435.21 released
URL: https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/150803/en-us
08/30/2019 00:04:23 CEST

Team RPCS3 will be on r/pcgaming on August 31st starting 16 UTC to answer your questions!
URL: https://twitter.com/rpcs3/status/1166422580477251585
08/29/2019 23:16:37 CEST

Recommendation 4+ Coop games


I'm looking for games to play coop on linux, preferably low spec ones and able to play with 4 or more people, like Castle Crashers or Torchlight 2

Does anyone know about games like those to play on linux?


08/29/2019 22:25:46 CEST

DXVK 1.3.3 is released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.3.3
08/29/2019 21:27:45 CEST

Any ETA on Navi support in Mesa-aco?

Did developers mention when they are planning to add Navi support?

08/29/2019 21:11:14 CEST

Space Robinson just released a native Linux build of their demo!
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/app/953870/discussions/0/1643168364650097537/
08/29/2019 21:05:54 CEST

WoW Gameplay with Wine 4.14 + VKD3D
08/29/2019 13:43:03 CEST

battle.net freezing computer

anyone knows whats the deal? battle.net , when is installing a game or syncing, the whole computer start to freeze and slog. I checked htop and the battle.net process consumes all cpu...

08/29/2019 02:31:37 CEST

Battlefield 1 runs but is always offline.

Hi all.

I have recently tried to get all of my frostbite games running under wine + dxvk and have hit an issue with battlefield 1.

The single player runs fine however all of the multiplayer info tabs (like player information) show as unable to connect to eat and the multiplayer tab says it's 0% installed.

Not sure how to debug this, my system info is below.

System information


Driver: Mesa 19.1.5 (LLVM 8.0.1) / Vulkan: 1.1.90

Wine version: wine-4.14

DXVK version: v1.3.2-2

OS : Arch Linux

Kernel : 5.2.10

The single player runs pretty well, around 50-70fps without graphical glitches, so I'm thinking this a wine bug or configuration issue.

Can anyone point me in the right direction ?

Thanks in advance.

08/29/2019 01:29:00 CEST


Does Osu run well on wine. Planning on getting it running on Linux.

08/28/2019 03:25:16 CEST

Foundation (Alpha) - Extra characters


Anyone know why I get #. before all of the text in the game? Running Wine 4.12.1 through Lutris.

08/25/2019 18:05:41 CEST

Experiencing temporary system halts, when running with my discrete GPU

Hello everyone,

In certain games, or almost all games i run with Lutris either through wine or Proton, i get these freezes that last for a few seconds and then everything runs smooth. Problem being that i happens really frequently, making games virtually unplayable.

It only occurs when i turn on my discrete GPU in the nvidia settings panel, and i'm not experiencing it in games that runs natively on Linux like Counter Strike.

This is my system


Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor

NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti

16 GB ram


Ubuntu Budgie 19.04

NVIDIA Driver Version: 430.40

I've tried installing WoW the other day, as i'm going to play Classic. Even the Battle.net client causes these halts, but to my surprise when i get into the game, it runs completely smooth!

How can i debug this? Any help is really appreciated, thanks!

08/25/2019 09:54:35 CEST

Trying to run Just Cause 3 on a playonmac version of steam but is stuck preforming firs time setup. Please help.
URL: https://i.redd.it/c08y7xe8vji31.jpg
08/25/2019 09:48:09 CEST

GTA V cursor doesn't stay locked in game window after cutscene

I have no idea why it happens but it makes anything except for driving around and killing people basically impossible. The cutscene will end and suddenly my cursor isn't locked in the GTA V window. Maybe this is because I have dual monitors, but no, unplugging one or whatever is not an option. Any ideas? Thanks!

08/24/2019 20:27:18 CEST

Fingers Crossed!
URL: https://i.redd.it/1p0acx6clfi31.png
08/24/2019 19:25:23 CEST

Call Of Duty 4 + COD4X 17.9 - Joining server crashes game

When I try to join a server the game always crashes and I get a window that pops up saying Error Report for Call Of Duty 4 X - Modern Warfare. I was able to get a crash report with the error and I uploaded the file (link below). I tried installing COD 4X on my old windows 10 laptop and joined a server and I have no issues. I also tried uninstalling COD4X in my wine prefix and after that I was able to join any server. Any help will be most appreciated


08/24/2019 05:33:02 CEST

Not able to launch windows games through proton

So I just recently installed ubuntu studio 19.04 on my windows laptop and things have been going mostly smoothly for me. The biggest issue I've been having is that my windows games won't launch using steam play, as they should. I did a lot of research on this issue and came to the realization that my games on my ntfs partition of my drive apparently couldn't be read by proton. Except that when I created a new ext4 partition and reinstalled one of my games (oblivion) on that drive, it still wouldn't launch. Steam would get to the "preparing to launch 'x game'...." and then immediately act like I had closed the game and perform a cloud sync. Furthermore, I am also able to play bioshock infinite (a native steam game) which is also loaded on the ntfs partition. On top of this, I have also been able to launch the Fallout Fixt launcher using lutris' latest version of wine, and play the bug fixed version of fallout. Beyond these two game, however, I have been pretty much unable to play any my games on linux as most of them are windows games. I don't know if the ntfs partition is a problem, because it doesn't work on the ext4 one either. I have also tried to run the steam games using the wine version I am using for fallout 1 fixt (just a patched version of FO1) but it wouldn't load up that way either. If anyone has any insight on this situation it would be very appreciated.

08/24/2019 03:46:03 CEST

Fallout New Vegas: Performance on Wine with ENB, Gallium Nine or D9VK

UPDATE: I have added a Windows 7 test for better comparison.

This is a quicktest of FNV in wine-staging 4.13 in a 32bit prefix, on Debian Buster. Processor Intel i54460. Graphics RX480 with amdgpu driver, res 1920x1080. The game is moderately modded, with NVSE, Stutter Remover, Vurt's WFO, the Redesigned facemod, and more. For Windows 7 I used the exact same configuration.

Vanilla (=without ENB) the game runs quite smooth. I use a lightweight ENB (Enhanced Shaders Neutral), which only does effects like DOF, and no color grading. For color grading I use Dynavision. ENB needs either Gallium Nine or D9VK to make it run acceptably in Wine, however it will never reach the level of performance that you have on Windows 7. In Wine, Gallium Nine gives the best performance. D9VK is almost as good but gives noticably more framedropping than G9, and it eats more VRAM.

The big problem with running FNV in Wine is not lowish FPS, but the frequent heavy lag and resulting framedrops, mostly at cell boundaries. Loading times with ENB are abysmal. This does not happen at all in my Windows 7 installation. Loading a savegame in W7 with ENB is about 10 times faster, and I have no lag or framedrops at all. But with ENB on Wine it is impossible to have a smooth running game. Incidentally, lag and framedrops are always much worse in New Vegas than in Fallout 3. I have Fallout 3 running buttery smooth in Wine, with ENB. That may be (I'm just guessing here) because Fallout 3 utilizes 100% GPU power and FNV for some reason will never use more as 75-80%. I don't have a clue why FNV is behaving so erratic in Wine.

I used a scene with a barrel to get average fps and kept the camera stationary. To test the framedropping problem I just ran up and down the Goodsprings main street for a while, where this problem often occurs. The framerate in FNV is heavily dependent on the scene that you are looking at. Sometimes when you look up to the sky the framerate can skyrocket to 120 fps. At other times the framerate can drop to 10 for no good reason, looking at the wrong patch of asphalt or something. This game is flaky as hell, even more so than Fallout 3, and there is only so much you can do about it.

The results are as follows:

Windows 7, no ENB: 68 fps, no lag or framedrops at all, 100% GPU load, 685MB VRAM.

Windows 7, ENB: 53 fps, no lag or framedrops at all, 100% GPU load, 592MB VRAM.

Wine D3D, no ENB: +40 fps, very little lag or framedrops, 20% GPU load, 580MB VRAM.

Wine D3D, with ENB: ~30fps, heavy lag and framedrops, 45% GPU load, 730MB VRAM.

Wine Gallium Nine, no ENB: -70 fps, almost no lag or framedrops, 65% GPU load, 750MB VRAM.

Wine Gallium Nine, with ENB: 55 fps, some lag and framedrops, 80% GPU load, 900MB VRAM.

Wine D9VK, no ENB: 60-65 fps, some lag and framedrops, GPU load unknown, 1324MB VRAM.

Wine D9VK, with ENB: 50 fps, more noticeable lag and framedrops, GPU load unknown, 1495MB VRAM.

As you can see Gallium Nine gives almost the same framerate as a Windows 7 install. However due to the annoying lag, framedrops, and loading times, the G9 experience with ENB is still far from smooth.

Windows 7 installation

Wine default (d3d)

Wine + Gallium Nine

Wine + D9VK

08/23/2019 23:59:24 CEST

Upside Down Graphics???

Hey folks,

I bought Star Trek: Starfleet Command on GOG and installed it under the latest version of WINE on Endeavour OS (Arch-based).

Everything works fine except for one thing - the graphics are upside down!

The UI is fine and so are the menus. It's just the actual graphics of the ships during the combat/missions.

Any help?

Edit - Forgot to mention that I am running the game on my T450 Thinkpad. So, Intel HD 5500 graphics. I know, it's not the best but should be plenty of horsepower to run this game and fire some torpedoes at some Romulans!

08/23/2019 23:02:43 CEST

Connect to remote ( actual) computer ?

So I know this isn't a gaming question but it's about wine and I wasnt sure where else to ask . I run a program called R-Studio and to get it on my Manjaro distro I want to try and run it inside of wine . How do I connect wine and my actual system so that I can access the harddrive outside of wine ? Thanks !

08/23/2019 21:47:54 CEST

Wild Woods Demo in PlayOnLinux

Wild Woods is a free co-op demo on itch.io where your team navigates a caravan through treacherous forests:




08/23/2019 14:24:52 CEST

Awful GTA V performance compared to Windows

On Windows I would barely drop below 60fps on medium 1080p, now I barely get 40 on low 1080p. My hardware hasn't changed at all, how can I make it run better? It also loves to crash (this morning it crashed with something like "failed to load zlib"; verifying game files appeared to fix it but it is also the first time I've seen this crash and I wasn't missing any files). Any ideas? I'm running Manjaro Deepin and have a Xeon X5650 @ 4.5GHz, 16GB RAM, and a 370 4gb. Thanks!

08/23/2019 14:11:00 CEST

World of Warcraft and WINE... Why doesn't it work any more?

Hi all.

I'm really embarrassed to be posting this, but I'm out of options. I can't get WoW to run under WINE any more. I was working just fine, about a month ago when I stopped playing, and I stupidly removed the WINE bottle, thinking I wouldn't be back...

Battle.net installs, and runs. WoW (classic and retail) download and install, but don't run at all. I get an invisible window, and then Battle.net just comes back up, nothing else. No error messages I can find either.

My setup:

OS: Arch Linux
WINE Version: 4.14-1, installed from the Arch Linux repos.
Video Card: nVidia GTX950, (nvidia, lib32-nvidia-utils)
DXVK: Installed (dxvk-bin, vkd3d, lib32-vkd3d)
Overrides: vcrun2015, d3dx9_43, d3dx10_43, d3dx11_43, d3dcompiler

My process:

Create new WINE prefix (env WINEPREFIX=/opt/winebottles/new_prefix)
Run winecfg (env WINEPREFIX=/opt/winebottles/new_prefix winecfg)
Configure the basics, Windows version, etc.
Install overrides w/ winetricks: (env WINEPREFIX=/opt/winebottles/new_prefix winetricks vcrun2015, d3dx9_43, etc)
Install DXVK: (env WINEPREFIX=/opt/winebottles/new_prefix setup_dxvk install)
Install Battle.net: (env WINEPREFIX=/opt/winebottles/new_prefix wine "d:\Battle.net-Setup-enUS.exe")

This works a treat. Battle.net installs without complaint once I disable accelerated web playback. After that, I can install WoW (classic and retail) without any issues whatsoever...


When I attempt to launch either WoW, sometimes get an invisible window, that I have to ctrl+alt+esc away, or sometimes I don't get anything at all. Even when I run things from a terminal, I don't even get any error messages. I've even tried Lutris, wine-staging, and Proton... Same results. At this point, I'm open to any advice that you all can give me.

Thank you.

08/23/2019 05:13:10 CEST

Can't install wine - Ubuntu 19.04 Unmet Dependencies - HELP

It just simply won't work. Says I have unmet dependencies - i'm trying to download Battlenet via Lutris. Any help appreciated thank you!

Edit, I have 18.04.3 LTS.

08/23/2019 02:36:09 CEST

[Help] UE4 Games do not start

Hi guys, I wanted to try an unreal engine 4 game on lutris. I was able to start it, but before it even got to the game it ended with that error https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/538903130704838656/614156814245822469/unknown.png I dont know what to do anymore. OS: Manjaro Game is on an Ntfs disk, symlinked to /media/gamedisk owned by my use Wine-staging 4.13, lutris 4.13, proton-ge-custom 4.14 tested. Xact installed through winetricks in a new wineprefix.

I appreciate any Help or guidance, i really wanna Play the game.

Thanks in advance :)

08/23/2019 00:56:28 CEST

SWAPGS/Spectre kernel patch incoming
08/07/2019 09:42:29 CEST

What is best version of Wine?

I'm new to Linux experience as a whole. I only played games that natively support linux, and currently trying to branch out and run games that weren't built with linux systems in mind. From what I gathered there seem to be different versions of wine. Original Wine, playonlinux, Proton by valve and WineTKG on lutris. I know I can google these to learn more about them but some of info out there seem outdated. So I just wanted to hear from Linux gaming community. Which version do you use and why?

08/07/2019 09:12:38 CEST

EA Origin does not log in

I recently installed the Sims4 with Lutris. I played a few minutes and closed the game.
Days later, when the game starts, EA Origin tells me that "the internet connection is not available" and I cannot enter any game. It takes weeks like this.

I have reinstalled the game several times without results.
Any ideas???

08/07/2019 08:03:52 CEST


Hey fist of all I have bad laptop with that being said Playing CSGO on Windows was giving me stable 60-70 fps now I'm on Linux (tried opensuse and Manojaro ) both are giving me 15-20 fps what's wrong I have played csgo on Linux and was so good now idk what to do any help ? And is Debian a good distro for gaming ?

08/07/2019 02:59:10 CEST

Lutris and Battle.net

Hey all,

I've just been a little overwhelmed looking at installing my Blizzard games on Linux. I noticed Lutris has options for the Battle.net app, and then separate installers for Diablo, SC2, WoW, etc.

For the best performance, should I simply install each game separately in Lutris with its own Wine prefix and copy of the Battle.net app? Or is it perfectly fine to just install the Battle.net app in Lutris and then all my games via the app?


08/07/2019 02:14:29 CEST

Non-linear RPG "Dark Envoy" from the developer of Tower of Time announced, planned for Linux
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/non-linear-rpg-dark-envoy-from-the-developer-of-tower-of-time-announced-planned-for-linux.14744
08/07/2019 00:03:54 CEST

Steam Disk Libraries Utils - Keep your Linux Steam local collection organized and ready to play with 2 bash scripts
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/bash/comments/cmw7ax/steam_disk_libraries_utils_keep_your_linux_steam/
08/06/2019 23:16:26 CEST

Yuzu Major Upgrades | Pokemon/Diablo 3 Fully Playable, Smash Ultimate &amp; More
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IaBKHnIx9M
08/06/2019 22:51:40 CEST

Problem with Steam through Playonlinux

I run on Ubuntu 19.04

I have installed steam via the steam installer and it has worked perfectly, now tho I wanted to play some Windows games so installed steam through Playonlinux. The installing process was normal but I have the same problem as many other that the store page doesn't load its just black. When I try to install a game from my library it says it downloading it but it actually doesn't download anything, then it tells me it finished and I can launch the game. When I do that I get the message "missing executable", now I need your help and tips

08/06/2019 22:49:38 CEST

Advice on what games should I play next to minecraft and super tux, not much of a gamer just want to pass the time. Thanks!
08/06/2019 22:39:28 CEST

Proton made me switch...

... back to windows.

So I saw that one of the games I used to play under windows has a Gold rating in ProtonDB. Sweet, right?

Except that I get 80% fps with non-maxed out settings (it's perfect under windows with everything turned on), constant crashes, some in-game stuff do not work at all (blame CEF)... long story short I got hooked on the game again while trying it on Proton and switched back to windows to play it the right way. YMMV.

08/06/2019 22:30:28 CEST

3DMark runs in Proton

I found a video that someone posted on Youtube showing that Proton now can run 3DMark:


There is a proton issue regarding 3dmark:


Here is a summary of the known issues:

  • Direct3D 12 tests do not work right now because VKD3D isn't integrated with Proton yet.
  • The default launch option does not work, so force 32-bit or force 64-bit must be selected to launch it.
  • 3DMark Advanced thinks it is 3DMark Basic, so plenty of tests (including the Vulkan one) that are exclusive to 3DMark Advanced cannot be run.
  • The SystemInfo component is completely broken, causing it to report unknown GPU, among other things.
  • Test results complain about the system clock being inconsistent, which in connection with the system info issues, causes test results to be deemed invalid.
  • PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 breaks all tests (they seem to crash), causing scores of 0. Even the direct3d 9 tests break with it, but work without it. Those are wined3d in either case, so the bug is not in wined3d. It is in how wined3d gets forced.

Also, my graphics score in the firestrike benchmark is about 2/3 of what it was when I passed through my Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 to a Windows 7 VM more than a year ago.

Anyway, 3DMark is an extremely popular synthetic benchmark and I am happy to see it running in Proton on Linux. :)

08/06/2019 22:19:18 CEST

Psyonix are removing randomized loot boxes from Rocket League
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/psyonix-are-removing-randomized-loot-boxes-from-rocket-league.14743
08/06/2019 21:15:42 CEST

How do i run Mod Organizer 2 with Wine and make it detect my skyrim game?

SOrry. I used to be able to do this but i forgot.

08/06/2019 21:13:01 CEST

Correct settings?

I am trying to turn the L1Justice (Lineage Private Server) folder into .app, but can't get the settings to work?

The best I got is for the app to open up for a second then close down again.

What am I doing wrong?

08/06/2019 21:10:31 CEST

Why I love Linux (Mac user)
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Iris-Batch-Size-1
08/06/2019 20:44:13 CEST

A Village tale, a Fantasy Murder Mystery with lots of choice. Now on Kickstarter, and pledged to a Day one Linux Release.
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/storyquest/storyquest-a-village-tale
08/06/2019 20:13:07 CEST

Wine 4.13 not working on Huawei Mate SE

When I launch Wine it goes through the staging etc but as soon as it finishes I am met with only a black screen which I can not interact with. Does anyone have any fixes?

08/06/2019 19:23:59 CEST

What are your best single-player Linux games with an amazing story?

The game play should be fun of course, but the main focus is a good story with twists and the like. Can be of any genre, except visual novels, as long as it is a Linux Native.

Something like Half-Life, Psychonauts or some of the Tomb Raider games

Thank you

08/06/2019 19:12:32 CEST

Elite Dangerous Lutris/Wine Help Needed! I'm Completely Baffled.

I've been conversing with a guy over in the Lutris forums who spent way more time than he needed to trying to help me get ED running on my box and for that I thanked him. He created an excellent easy to follow tutorial I followed to the letter. Nothing. I even wiped my system and did a clean OS install (Mint 19.2 MATE) and followed his tutorial again. Still no luck.

The ED launcher starts just fine. But after hitting the PLAY button, nothing. It just hangs. It does not lock up my system in any way and I can easily close the launcher. The thing is, when I go to exit Steam it tells me it can't exit because ED is running. Huh?

My system is an HP 6200 Pro. i7 2600 w/16 gigs of RAM and discreet Radeon HD 7750 2GB graphics and It runs buttery smooth with zero problems in Windows. He's as baffled as I am as to why it won't run in Linux and suggested I ask on Reddit so here I am.

Getting ED running in Linux will put me so much closer to finally ditching Windblows for good.

If anybody can offer any suggestions or advice I would greatly appreciate it.

08/06/2019 18:18:12 CEST

Resident Evil 4 HD Now Works Flawlessly with D9VK (Video Included)
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/the-dead-love-d9vk-too/
08/06/2019 16:49:24 CEST

CS:GO stuttering and input lag

Hello, I recently switched from Windows 10 to Fedora, and i get this results on the CS:GO Benchmark

# FPS Benchmark v1.01 - 01:43:140

- Test Results Below:

Average framerate: 150.59

My Setup:

RX 590 8GB

Ryzen 5 1500X

8GB DDR4 3000MHz

B350M Mobo

I used the Sapphire TriXX software to underclock the gpu on windows, but forgot to set it to default when switching to linux.

08/06/2019 15:31:32 CEST

Star Control Origins works in Linux [wine/proton]
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/StarControlOfficial/comments/cmqizr/star_control_origins_works_in_linux_wineproton/
08/06/2019 15:24:14 CEST

I don't want to install wine again when i install epicgames launcher via lutris

I am installing epic games launcher via lutris. I already installed wine into my archlinux system (gecko and mono also). But when i open lutris, it doesn't know i already installed wine. So, I have to install wine again via lutris. Should I install wine again? or Is there a way to let lutris know I already installed it.

Ps. The reason i don't want to install wine via lutris, I want to install programs only with pacman.

08/06/2019 14:54:56 CEST

Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) - GPU Driver Check Workaround?

Hi All,

I have Battlefront II (2017) installed on my windows partition and for kicks I've been trying to get it working using DXVK. I'm using wine 4.12 and DXVK 1.3.1 under Lutris. I've gotten my other Origin games (Inquisition, Andromeda) working flawlessly but I've run into a snag with Battlefront II and wondering if anyone has any ideas.

The game is installed however apparently Battlefront II does a driver check to ensure a minimum driver for AMD/NVIDIA is installed, and an error is thrown when launching the game telling me to update my AMD drivers. I did some digging and tried to trick the game into thinking a correct version was installed via regedit changes but no dice so far.

Anyone experienced something similar or have any suggestions what to try next? Is there any way to spoof the GPU driver version information via wine or Lutris?

08/06/2019 14:26:30 CEST

TUXOO’s Guide to Modding SkyrimVR on Linux.


I just got a Vive and have been playing SkyrimVR with mods, so I thought I would share how I got it to run for those that might be interested in the future.

I used Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome.

I will not go into too much detail, this is mostly just how to get Vortex and SKSE working under proton and I assume you have some basic Linux, modding, and steam knowledge.

First we should use GloriousEggrolls build of proton 4.11 to run SkyrimVR.


The reason for using his build is that it contains fixes for the audio and it also contains a patch which will allow SKSE to work under wine/proton. SKSE a script extender of Skyrim and is required by a lot of the best mods, so this is important.

Enable Proton 4.11 in steam and then go to your steamapps folder and backup steam/valve build of Proton 4.11 and replace it with GloriousEggroll's build which you can get from github.

Run SkyrimVR once via steam so that the wine/proton prefix is created for it.

We will need dotnet461 or later for the Vortex mod manager/Downloader to run correctly. My advice is to keep Vortex and Skyrimvr in their own separate wine/proton prefix to avoid problems in the future. To create the prefix for vortex we will use winetricks to install dotnet461 (This might take a while but it is an unattended install)

PREFIX=/path/to/where/you/want/the/prefix/ winetricks force -q dotnet461

Now we will run the vortex installer using the custom build of proton. You can download vortex from nexusmods.

WINEPREFIX=/path/to/where/you/created/the/vortex/prefix '/path/to/steam/library/steamapps/common/Proton 4.11/dist/bin/wine64' ~/Downloads/Vortex-1-1-0-0-1564485055.exe

After is has installed, it will launch but close vortex for now.

We need to create links to SkyrimVR config and save file data inside the vortex prefix.

ln -s '/path/to/steam/library/steamapps/compatdata/611670/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/My Games/Skyrim VR' '/path/to/vortex/prefix/Vortex/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/My Games/Skyrim VR'

ln -s '/path/to/steam/library/steamapps/compatdata/611670/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/Local Settings/Application Data/Skyrim VR' '/path/to/vortex/prefix/Vortex/drive_c/users/steamuser/Local Settings/Application Data'

Download and install VR build of SKSE to your Skyrim folder. https://skse.silverlock.org/ Rename SkyrimVR.exe to skyrimvr-back.exe. Then rename the skse loader to skyrimvr.exe Create a file called skse.ini in Data/SKSE to tell skse where the renamed file is located. [Loader]


We need to create a desktop file with file associations for the nexus protocol to allow downloading of mods from the nexus website. Create a file called vortex.desktop in ~./local/share/applications/

[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Categories=Game; Path=/path/to/vortex/prefix/Vortex/drive_c/Program Files/Black Tree Gaming Ltd/Vortex Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/path/to/vortex/prefix/Vortex" PATH="/path/to/steam/library/steamapps/common/Proton 4.11/dist/bin:$PATH" wine64 Vortex.exe -d %u Name=Vortex-Latest MimeType=x-scheme-handler/nxm;x-scheme-handler/nxm-protocol #NoDisplay=true

Finally, launch vortex again and tell it where your skyrimvr folder is.

Now that Vortex and SKSE works, you should now be able to download and use mods on your linux machine. Also, most mods that work for Skyrim SE work for SkyrimVR

Thats it.

(If I am missing a step, sorry, I am just going off memory)

08/06/2019 14:17:29 CEST

What does and doesnt belong here

What belongs here: - News about Steam Proton, Lutris, WINE, DXVK, or other windows to linux compatibility layer tools that hasnt been posted before. - News about games being developed on and/or for linux, including kickstarter projects as long as it is explicitly stated and/or linux is a major component of said project. - Requests for help in regard to gaming on linux, excluding running Windows in a VM, as long as it is made in the support thread. Excluding major bugs found within a program - A popular game removing linux support - Discussion threads regarding a number of topics as long as they directly relate to playing games on linux - Game recommendation threads

What doesn't belong here: - 50th posting of new version of wine, proton, dxvk, etc. where the only change was minor bug fixes - Game deals from WINE ports - Console emulators

08/06/2019 14:08:16 CEST

"How to go from a rookie to a pro gamer"
URL: https://learnworthy.net/how-to-go-from-a-rookie-to-a-pro-gamer/
08/06/2019 13:57:03 CEST

Valve's ACO Compiler, Zink, FreeSync &amp; Other Topics To Be Talked About At XDC 2019
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=XDC-2019-Talks-Published
08/06/2019 13:41:00 CEST

RPCS3 - PS3 Emulator Linux/Setup Full Setup Guide
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pzvc7qwQnU
08/06/2019 12:30:48 CEST

Save 85% on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/337000/Deus_Ex_Mankind_Divided/
08/06/2019 10:43:21 CEST

Ryujinx: Open Source Nintendo Switch Emulator
URL: https://ryujinx.org
08/06/2019 10:36:09 CEST

Decaf: Open Source Wii-U Emulator
URL: https://github.com/decaf-emu/decaf-emu
08/06/2019 10:34:30 CEST

Is Life is Strange 2 available on Linux?

The Humble Store has launched a sale on the Life is Strange franchise and they mention Linux support for Life is Strange 2, with Feral as the publisher for the MacOS/Linux versions. They did the port for the first episode and the spin-off so it's not very surprising, yet, Steam lists only Windows as a supported platform and there's no mention of the game on Feral's website in the Linux section.

So, is that a mistake from Humble or a "spoiler" (in the sense that Feral has made the port and hasn't announced it yet)? Is Life is Strange 2 actually available on Linux?

08/06/2019 08:56:47 CEST

Linux 5.2 - Steam VR - FORM *careful puzzle game spoiler*
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn5xUX8G7Lk
08/06/2019 08:47:51 CEST

DXVK 1.3.2 Released With Fixes/Improvements For The Division, World of Warcraft &amp; More
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=DXVK-1.3.2-Released
08/06/2019 08:11:24 CEST

Configuring RetroArch on Ubuntu
URL: http://www.vassox.com/linux-general/ubuntu/gaming/configuring-retroarch-on-ubuntu/
08/06/2019 06:41:15 CEST

Pioneer Space Sim
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbnm3m0yKwM
08/06/2019 05:31:55 CEST

Cemu News Updates | Zelda BOTW Vulkan Performance &amp; New Build ETA [WINE GAMING]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6v7KX34tZk
08/06/2019 04:26:19 CEST

Am i doing something wrong?

So i really wanted to change my OS to linux but since i play games most of the time i was afraid of doing so but did it anyways cause i saw videos of people playing games with good framerates however when it came to me it went like this i had pretty good frame rate on monster hunter world on Windows pretty much no complaints but when i changed to linux it was running really awful despite me seeing people running the game at 60 fps now that leaves me with the question did i do something wrong? or this the performance that i should have expected to begin with ? cause i mean i went from 60 fps to like barely even 30 fps . I had my nvidia drivers installed and everything i had tried proton on steam and i also tried lutris with staging with esync and so on so forth.

08/06/2019 00:59:16 CEST

Getting into gaming

I've been a linux user for two years, one on my main machine. I'm interested in getting into gaming and wanted to hear what titles you might recommend for me.

I'm particularly interested in strategy games, but I'll look into everything you mention :)

08/05/2019 23:43:39 CEST

DXVK 1.3.2 released
URL: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.3.2
08/05/2019 22:30:38 CEST

League of Legends or DOTA 2?

I always played league of legends but I'm also always bored with it. The grind sucks when you're a free to play guy.

08/05/2019 21:21:12 CEST

Battleblock Theatre Crashes

I'm on linux 18.04 since july and I wanted to play on it. So I installed Steam and I downloaded a few games (four) and I haven't got any problems with the others (Portal 2, The Red String Club, Enter The Gungeon, and Battleblock Theatre) but I can't run Battleblock. I have the window "Preparing to launch Battleblock Theatre", then a black window and after nothing. The black window keep open for 0.001 second and the game close just after it. So if someone can help me or had a similar problem, I'll appreciate your help ^^

P.S. : I didn't find a linux page on the support website

08/05/2019 20:38:08 CEST

Mesa 19.1.4: Intel Vulkan Fixes For Older Generations, Max Payne 3 Issue Fixed For RADV
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-19.1.4-RC1-Released
08/05/2019 20:28:03 CEST

Skyrim. Recommended mod list for SE?

I don't want to heavy mod my game. But I also don't want to have it look bad.

08/05/2019 20:07:52 CEST

Another Look At The Maturing AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Linux Performance
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=navi-august-2019&num=1
08/05/2019 19:13:12 CEST

2D RPG "StoryQuest: A Village Tale" on Kickstarter
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/storyquest/storyquest-a-village-tale?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=storyquest
08/05/2019 19:09:41 CEST

[release] We Need To Go Deeper - 2-4-player cooperative submarine roguelike set in a Verne-inspired undersea universe
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/307110/We_Need_To_Go_Deeper/
08/05/2019 17:41:41 CEST

Skyrim Legendary Edition or Special Edition?

I have them both in my steam library and have no idea which to play. I want to mod also.

08/05/2019 17:17:09 CEST

ARMA 3 Multiplayer with Battle-eye

I recently saw a post about Proton version 4-11 and in the patch notes I read

Many Wine modules are now built as Windows PE files instead of Linux libraries. As work in this area progresses, this will eventually help some DRM and anti-cheat systems. If you build Proton locally, you will likely need to re-create the Vagrant VM to build PE files.

Naturally I decided to give Arma 3 a whirl again. I'd tried it on previous Proton versions and found that multiplayer just gets you kicked (not that you'd expect any different) but seeing this I figured it was worth another go since I love multiplayer arma.

I renamed arma3battleeye.exe to arma3launcher.exe and tried to connect to a server, it prompted me to install battleeye and after running the launcher I can confirm I'm able to play King of the Hill on a battle eye server. I've been playing a couple of hours with no issue - I actually think I'm getting less stutter and fps drops than I used to get playing high population servers on Windows but that might actually just be that my internet is better now.

I've always had stutter on Arma 3 proton but disabling e-sync fixes that and also if you get audio crackle, put PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 in your launch args. But apart from that the experience is pretty much native for me.

Note: This isn't supported officially by Battleeye, Bohemia, or Valve. You're taking a risk trying it and if you get banned please don't get annoyed at me for recommending this.

Here's my specs for anyone curious:

Distro:Manjaro Linux

GPU Driver:NVIDIA 430.26
CPU:Intel Core i7-3820 @ 3.60GHz

Edit: mis-formatted specs.

08/05/2019 17:11:48 CEST

CSGO: "VAC was unable to verify your game session" only on Linux and on one account

Hello !

Since 2 or 3 days, I'm getting an error every time I try to play csgo:

"VAC was unable to verify your game session"

The weird thing is that I only get this error on one account, and only on Linux. I don't get this error on Windows (on the same PC).

I reinstalled everything (Went from Manjaro back to ArchLinux) and I still get this error.

Any idea ?


08/05/2019 16:56:48 CEST

Does the snap version work?

Does the snap version work?

08/05/2019 16:13:19 CEST

Getting into "the Linux mindset" - An excellent video to show to potential new users interested in Linux
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLa8IN-WBs0
08/05/2019 16:10:09 CEST

Save 75% on XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/200510/XCOM_Enemy_Unknown/
08/05/2019 15:16:19 CEST

How to import Lutris games installed on another Linux distribution?


I have 3 games I used to play via Lutris: Starcraft2, Overwatch and Witcher 3(gog version). I installed them on a separate ext4 HDD while my main OS was Ubuntu 18.04. Recently I switched to Arch. I use fresh home directory, so I installed Lutris again on Arch. In Lutris preferences I pointed to external library and choose to the folder when all mentioned games are already installed. But I don't see them in Lutris launcher and I don't know how to import them. Google search points me to tutorials how to import games installed with Steam in Windows but now how to import already installed Lutris directories. Is it possible or do I have to reinstall all games?

08/05/2019 14:36:05 CEST

Need help with VMware

So, I have a hybrid gpu laptop, intel HD 620 and AMD R7 M440, and I was wondering if it was possible to use VMware on Ubuntu in such a way that it would use the M440 as main gpu whereas Ubuntu itself would use the HD 620.

Stupid question but had to ask though.

08/05/2019 13:42:54 CEST

Mate desktop dev working on adding mouse acceleration profiles to the mouse settings GUI

Saw a pull request recently on Mate desktop github about adding mouse acceleration profiles to the settings GUI, and wanted to share.

What other desktop environments are missing this feature now?

08/05/2019 13:28:13 CEST

League of Legends on Mint 19.2 via Snapd.
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflinux/comments/cm91rt/league_of_legends_on_mint_192_via_snapd/
08/05/2019 12:11:40 CEST

FreeBSD 12.0: Wine Gaming
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuj9pRNR2oM
08/05/2019 12:05:27 CEST

[Ubuntu 18.04] Got the update for winehq-staging today, but cant update

Title, when i run apt update/upgrade, it shows that the package is held back, and when i manually try to install it, it lists wine-staging as a dependency, which it cant install, so i check why i cant install wine-staging, and it depends on libfaudio0, which is a package ubuntu cant find it any of my repositories

edit: found other people also having this issue

seems like winehq fucked up somehow

08/05/2019 11:21:22 CEST

The developer of Gloomhaven wants to see what kind of demand there is for Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-developer-of-gloomhaven-wants-to-see-what-kind-of-demand-there-is-for-linux-support.14723
08/05/2019 11:03:27 CEST

Low FPS after changing to proprietary Nvidia Driver

Hi there,

first of all my specs

Ubuntu 19.04 Nvidia GTX 1080

I changed to the propreitary Nvidia Driver because i experienced some stuttering and moving windows was laggy especially if i had games running.

I then went ahead and added the Nvidia repository, removed all previously installed Nvidia packages, rebooted and installed the propreitary 430 driver (latest).

One good thing: the desktop environment and window manager feels much more responsive and smooth now.

But World of Warcraft (launched through Lutris) now cant get over 40 FPS.

08/05/2019 09:32:17 CEST

Save 70% on Conarium on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/313780/Conarium/
08/05/2019 09:15:51 CEST

Save 40% on Hand of Fate 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/456670/Hand_of_Fate_2/
08/05/2019 09:15:41 CEST

How to install Lutris on SteamOS?

I tried using the Debian terminal commands on the downloads page but they didn't work. I'm not even sure if it's possible to get Lutris working on SteamOS. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

08/05/2019 08:07:01 CEST

opensuse tumbleweed or solus

my specs are | intel core i3 second gen | 4gb of ram | no graphics card |

also not specificaly for gaming just overall speed and stuff

08/05/2019 04:28:53 CEST

TrackIR for Linux (LinuxTrack) questions...
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/flightsim/comments/cm32kt/trackir_for_linux_linuxtrack_questions/
08/05/2019 03:57:03 CEST

Custom Radeon RX 5700 XT cards will start at $399, same as reference models
URL: https://www.pcgamer.com/custom-radeon-rx-5700-xt-cards-will-start-at-dollar399-same-as-reference-models/
08/05/2019 02:07:58 CEST

Trying to install Command and Conquer: Renegade, but when it comes to enter serial code, nothing will enter. Stumped

Not played in a couple years, but found my copy while cleaning up some boxes recently, and decided to install and have a blast. Have installed and run under WINE in the past, so was expecting it to be simple. I know, silly right?

I'm currently running Manjaro KDE (formerly I mostly ran Linux Mint), and have WINE installed for a handful of apps I like access to (Irfanview, Kindle, etc), and they install and run fine. Went into the file-manager (Dolphin), navigated to the CD, and ran the installer. It loaded, did it's usual of screwing the resolution on my other monitor (irrelevant really), and I went thru clicking the next bo3xes til i got to where it was asking for the serial key. Laid the disc cover in front of me to read off it, entered it, looked up, and the boxes were still empty. WTF? Tried again. Nope. Checked numlock was on. Yep. Weird. Tried using number keys above the letters, instead of number pad. Nope. NONE of them will work for this. This has never happened before. Everything else seemed to work. But it refuses to let me me enter the number for the serial. So, naturally, I can't install. WTF?

This has me stumped. I'd really like to play this again, and sure, i could boot into Windows to install it, but that doesn't explain why this suddenly is happening. Does anyone have any experience with this game, or especially this type of issue? It's weird, and google hasn't proven useful or remotely helpful. So, here I am, asking for advice/help. Because, normally I can work things out, but this has me stumped. Help?

08/05/2019 01:59:54 CEST

DXVK works in Dark Souls/Dark Souls 2?

i tried to enable the HUD in Lutris but it didn't work

so i'm asking myself now, is DXVK really working?
i'm using the staging package from chaotic-aur wine-tkg-staging-esync-vkd3d-faudio-git

i'm not sure if its working

i tried DXVK and D9VK

but the hud doesn't work
so i really don't know if i'm using DXVK or not

08/05/2019 01:42:20 CEST

Winebottler and window size on Mac

Is there way to increase the window size of Winebottler apps on a Mac?

Some old games are of pretty low resolution by today's standards (i.e. 640x480), so it would be great to increase this if possible.

08/05/2019 01:07:23 CEST

Does reshade work well with dxvk now? any guide to set it working with wine?
08/05/2019 00:55:54 CEST

Project Cars 2 - DXVK 1.3.1 - 5700 XT
URL: https://old.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/clzyg5/project_cars_2_dxvk_131_5700_xt/
08/05/2019 00:22:28 CEST

Why do most Linux gamers use LTS?

Looking at the hardware survey it seems like there are twice as many Ubuntu 18.04.2 users than 19.04. Wanting to know which is the best for gaming and why so could somebody explain?

08/04/2019 21:31:35 CEST

Veloren 0.3, the multiplayer voxel RPG written in Rust, just got released!
URL: https://veloren.net/welcome/
08/04/2019 21:11:35 CEST

Project Cars 2 - DXVK 1.3.1 - 5700 XT

Hi everyone,

I finally got my 5700 XT to work properly in most games and since i had a hard time myself finding DXVK showcases with NAVI (5700 and 5700 XT) i thought i might as well make it and share it with the community.


Tell me if you want other games "benchmarked with DXVK or D9VK"

Some notes:
The driver and kernel does not have ACO and fsync from Valve yet and we will see great performance gains when it arrives for Navi10 (RX 5700 XT) All is very experimental and therefor some performance loss will be there for the time being.
FPS is lower due to OBS recording by 30-40 FPS in most scenes and properly something going on with the driver since it is very experimental.

Info on getting 5700 XT to work on Manjaro:

Mesa: mesa-tkg-git-19.2.0_devel.113941.513d02cfeb9-1-x86_64 - With llvm-git from LordHeavy git clone tkglitch PKGBUILDS from https://github.com/Tk-Glitch/PKGBUILDS and cd to mesa-git Run on the terminal: makepkg -si and pick llvm-git from LordHeavy and choose no to the rest of the options.

amdgpu-pro-vulkan-only 19.20.812932-1 Download tkglitch PKGBUILDS from github and cd to amdgpu-pro-vulkan-only and run in the terminal makepkg -si

Kernel: 5.3.0-1-MANJARO #1 SMP Sun Jul 28 22:03:50 UTC 2019 x86_64 GNU/Linux run in terminal: sudo pacman -S linux53 this installs kernel 5.3.0 RC2 from the default repository.

Firmware :https://people.freedesktop.org/~agd5f... Download and place all the firmware files under /lib/firmware/amdgpu/ If your PC wont boot into manjaro after installing the GPU then add the firmware files with a ubuntu 18.04 live usb.

08/04/2019 20:48:15 CEST

RPCS3 Progress Report: June 2019
URL: https://rpcs3.net/blog/2019/07/31/progress-report-june-2019/
08/04/2019 20:09:56 CEST

RPCS3 - Major Improvements: MSAA Implemented, MGS4 booting and more! (and June 2019 Progress Report in comments)
URL: https://youtu.be/kOBKXcn-yQg
08/04/2019 20:09:14 CEST

URL: https://imgur.com/twf5ZtC
08/04/2019 16:19:46 CEST

Patch for openldap

Some time ago two games in Steam stopped working for me, CS:GO and Path of Exile.

This is what I saw in logs (This log is for CS:GO but both games have this incompatibility between system libs and what steam-runtime ships with) ;

"failed to dlopen engine_client.so error=/usr/lib64/libldap_r-2.4.so.2: version \OPENLDAP_2.4_2' not found (required by /home/user/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcurl-gnutls.so.4)AppFramework : Unable to load module engine_client.so!Unable to load interface VCvarQuery001 from engine_client.so, requested from EXE."

First I was able to solve this issue by building openldap with gnutls support, but after some time it randomly stopped working again. I was about to give up hope but then I found this debian specific patch for openldap which is not included in other distro's.

For those who encounter the same issue, you can grab the patch here libldap-symbol-versions and compile openldap with it, this made both CS:GO and Path of Exile work for me again.

08/04/2019 15:50:47 CEST

Brigador is fucking sweet.
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/clwfsy/brigador_is_fucking_sweet/
08/04/2019 15:45:38 CEST

Update on 'Linux Game Shipping Guide' website

Hey everyone!

Just an update on the status of the Linux Game Shipping Guide website.

There's been some changes and reworking of content, some stuff re-arranged, reworded, grammar improvements, content added, etc.

If you have a few moments I would love to have some feedback on what you think of the project so far, as well as any advice for any changes you would recommend. It would be especially useful if you could show this guide and it's content to anyone who is not familiar with Linux to see what kind of impression they get from the content, and if it is clear or not.

The content of the guide is not written in stone and is still very flexible for changing, and lots more stuff is planned to be added in the future, such as info on how to use the Linux terminal for new developers, recommended IDEs for Linux, debugging and performance monitor tools, information on the steam runtime and appimage, etc. Also plans to add comments to the site and get a better domain name, etc.

I've been taking note of all of the suggestions for new content I've been sent and writing them down, and slowly trying to work through all the suggestions, so keep those suggestions coming, I really appreciate it!

Major new additions are the FAQ section and the cross platform development page under general advice. Let me know what you think. Is it too much? Too little? Any weird wording? Typo? Think the whole site sucks? Any feedback is really appreciated, positive or negative, I'm happy to take all of it.

08/04/2019 15:43:47 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for August 04, 2019: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

08/04/2019 15:33:46 CEST

Best lightweight distro for playing Minecraft

I built a PC for my sister from spare parts and she wants to play Minecraft on it. I don't have any hard drives left and I don't want to buy one.

System specs:

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 4650 512MB

CPU: AMD Athlon 7750 2x2.7GHz


Pendrive: 4 GB

08/04/2019 10:56:30 CEST

A Look At: Zenkoku Dekotora Matsuri
URL: https://youtu.be/mr1Q6P_-28s
08/04/2019 10:20:37 CEST

Dolphin Progress Report: June and July 2019
URL: https://dolphin-emu.org/blog/2019/08/04/dolphin-progress-report-june-and-july-2019/
08/04/2019 10:13:27 CEST

Godot Engine - Porting to Vulkan Progress Report #2
URL: https://godotengine.org/article/vulkan-progress-report-2
08/04/2019 09:58:40 CEST

SNES Style RPG "Kingdoms of the Dump" on Kickstarter
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingdomsofthedump/kingdoms-of-the-dump
08/04/2019 08:27:12 CEST

I'm switching to linux

I game a lot, and have been considering switching to Linux from windows because of a multitude of reasons. Went ahead and before swapping, found drivers I need. Before I swap over, is there anything that could help me out?

Edit: I also dont know what distro to go for, been thinking either Ubuntu or Arch

08/04/2019 07:31:45 CEST

New Spiritfarer trailer - coming in 2020 for PS4, Switch, XB1, Windows, Mac and Linux.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRq5wx2Izj8
08/04/2019 05:33:45 CEST

Anyone get Fortnight running?
08/04/2019 04:34:26 CEST

PSA: If you are experiencing crashes while playing A Hat in Time with D9VK, try forcing large address aware!

With the release of Proton 4.11, D9VK now comes bundled and can be enabled for any DX9 game by using PROTON\_USE\_D9VK=1 %command%\ as a launch option. I was personally experiencing frequent crashes in AHiT with D9VK enabled, which was disappointing since others online are apparently able to use D9VK without an issue.

About a half hour ago I read a ProtonDB report for AHiT that explained that the game runs out of virtual memory even though it's a 64 bit game, and that forcing large address aware mitigates crashes. They provided the following to use as the launch options: PROTON\_FORCE\_LARGE\_ADDRESS\_AWARE=1 PROTON\_USE\_D9VK=1 %command% -skipintro\. After doing some testing, the above makes the game run great and I haven't experienced any crashes!

I was so excited about it that I figured I'd pass it along for others who might be in the same boat. Enjoy!

08/04/2019 03:15:32 CEST

Here's the latest Proton but with Wine 4.13 instead of 4.11
URL: https://github.com/imaami/Proton/releases/tag/proton-4.13-2
08/04/2019 02:38:33 CEST

PCSX2 is very slow where it used to run very well

I've tried some PS2 games in the past and they ran very well on an AMD FX-8350 + Nvidia 1060 + 8GB RAM. The system was Debian Stretch. The games were Soul Calibur II and God of War II.

Now I have an AMD Ryzen 5 2400G + 16GB RAM and an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 + Nvidia 1060 + 16GB RAM. These games now run very slowly, at around 5-20fps from the main menu to in-game. The EE is at 99% and GS is very low. It's the same in both computers. I'm even using old configs that I had saved and even trying some safe changes.

I've always used the versions in Debian repositories.

Anyone knows how those games could have gone from playing really well on old HW to playing so badly on newer HW?

Thanks in advance.

08/04/2019 02:19:22 CEST

[release] Drift Into Eternity - futuristic survival game
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/431830/Drift_Into_Eternity/
08/04/2019 01:52:06 CEST

can you help my down load a game I know nothing about computers. and I want to download "adventure high" from a RAR file
08/04/2019 01:50:51 CEST

[release] MiniGolf Maker - build and play minigolf with friends
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1036660/MiniGolf_Maker/
08/04/2019 01:48:36 CEST

I'm trying to download adventure high. and I suck at computers . what should I do?
URL: https://i.redd.it/h83u3pqhkbe31.png
08/04/2019 01:37:22 CEST

US Quake Community QuakeWorld FFA Event Tonight!

Tonight is our weekly Champion of the Week FFA tournament.

Most overall frags in two hours wins the role Champion of the Week in our discord channel! In about 2 HOURS connect usquake.world:28501 with your favorite QuakeWorld client and get a few frags in!

Recommended client: https://www.nquake.com/

Event time is 8PM/2000 CDT(US) - 10pm/2200 CDT(US)
Official Discord invite link: http://discord.usquake.world
Quakenet IRC channel: #usqc

08/04/2019 01:09:16 CEST

SaveWizard - From the creators of Gameshark/ActionReplay/CodeBreaker &amp; More - Modify PS4 saves - Linux compatible software.
URL: https://www.savewizard.net/
08/03/2019 23:21:19 CEST

Could you game without DE?

Just like the title says, could I make a Linux distro like Arch to like use Steam(, etc)to play without any desktop environment?

08/03/2019 21:24:31 CEST

Nvidia GPU detected but can't use it
URL: https://i.redd.it/wee1vii66ae31.png
08/03/2019 20:55:06 CEST

MAME 0.212 Released
URL: https://www.mamedev.org/?p=471
08/03/2019 20:39:39 CEST

GTA V Rockstar Social Club

Hello All,

I'm having an issue that causes me to recover my social club account when logging into GTA V. I've reset my password already and it keeps sending me to account recovery after logging in. I can't launch the game without signing into my account. Does anyone know of this issue or a fix?


08/03/2019 20:19:56 CEST

State of Linux Gaming in 2019
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3ngB8x2Gpg
08/03/2019 20:11:43 CEST

Arcade Space Combat Game "Space Mercs" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1088600/Space_Mercs/
08/03/2019 19:41:21 CEST

How is the state of Nouveau drivers?

Regarding Linux gaming, i'm using closed source official Nvidia drivers since the beginning, because of worse performances of open source drivers.

However, it's been a while since i tried using them, and i'm just wondering if nowadays the situation is different and performances are better than before...

P.S. Title is wrong, the right one is "WHAT is the state of Nouveau drivers". Sorry for that.

08/03/2019 14:06:41 CEST

INSIDE not running - "Bad EXE format"

Hi, I'm trying to run GOG.com edition of INSIDE under Wine Staging 4.12.1 on macOS but the only thing I get is "wine: Bad EXE format for C:\Program Files\Inside\INSIDE.exe".

Apparently game was runnable and almost perfect on Linux on Wine 2.0: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=34628&iTestingId=99778

Is this macOS specific issue or maybe I need to change something in WINE config?

08/03/2019 13:46:13 CEST

VICCP Now available on SteamOS + Linux
URL: https://youtu.be/cdRg_oC0c0k
08/03/2019 12:03:15 CEST

Should i replace my old router that came with T-mobile?

Any cheap but good alternative?

08/03/2019 10:48:41 CEST

Jupiter Hell now available in Early Access - turn-based shooter inspired by DOOM - GOG and Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/811320/Jupiter_Hell/?curator_clanid=4218320
08/03/2019 08:30:34 CEST

Help Me Find a Linux Gaming Machine

So, since a few years after its release I've been running Linux on a Macbook Pro 2011. I know, I know, I'm evil.

I've procrastinated getting a new machine for ages because it's an overwhelming prospect for me considering that it'll be my first ever powerful machine.

So the things you need to know:

- I'm in the UK

- My budget is roughly 1,000 (Although I'm aiming for under, preferably around the 800 range)

- I need complicated-free Linux support (I have some decent computer understanding, but this is completely unknown to me)

What are some of the best options? (Thank you for your time and understanding btw)

08/03/2019 06:33:39 CEST

Oxygen not included no audio

Anyone had this issue on their machine? Notice they finally launch went back and reinstalled the game but there is no audio.

currently have everything upto date steam, etc

08/03/2019 06:22:00 CEST

Any way to make a cracked game run in Proton instead of Wine?

Hi guys! So I have a game that runs beautifully well on Windows (60fps constant). The Steam proton demo also runs very well (60fps but with some drops). If I try to add the (fitgirl) cracked executable to steam, it just won't launch anything. If I try to open the cracked executable via wine, it opens, but I get incorrect lighting and rather poor performance (20fps with lots of drops and stutter). Is there a way to get proton to run it instead? How should I do this? Thanks!

08/03/2019 05:46:29 CEST

Debugging issue opening options menu in Starcraft Remastered

Hello there!

Whenever I open the options menu in Starcraft remastered the screen gets darker like menu is open but the menu never shows. Sound keeps playing for the game and background animations are still happening, so it appears the game is still working.

What I have tried:

Running with/without d9vk

Running 3.20, 4.0, 4.6, lutris 4.12.1, and proton 4.2 for wine versions

Running windowed and full screen mode

Enable and disabling ESync

What else should I be looking at here? This is actually my first time debugging a game on linux as it has been working so well for me. Any next steps would be helpful!

Information for my setup:

Distro: Manjaro

Kernel: Linux 5.2 (also happened on 4.19)

Ryzen 2600x

RTX 2080 using NVidia drivers 430.26

08/03/2019 05:31:26 CEST

How do I get games to open on the correct display? And change which display they go on?

I have my regular monitor and a TV hooked to my PC. They do not mirror each other since they are different resolutions. If I have my primary monitor focused, games open and work fine. However if I have the TV focused, many games will launch on my regular monitor. If they're in windowed mode, I can usually drag it over to the TV (but that's tedious) and even if I can do that, switching to fullscreen usually pushes it back to my regular monitor.

Is there any solution for forcing games to use a specific display, and how could I toggle between which display I want them to be on without having to reboot or something?

08/03/2019 05:23:32 CEST

[META] Why is the Weekly Tech Support Thread not supported by "new"? I never understood this.

When I was new to the sub half a year ago, I always assumed I was stupid and there was a reason why. But I can't think of one. Why isn't it sorted by new?

08/03/2019 05:06:44 CEST

How to force a game to launch on another monitor (both within Steam and without Steam)?
08/03/2019 04:56:09 CEST

frequent crashing on Wizard101

hello! i am using proton 4.2-9 to play Wizard101 but it crashes every 30m-1hr and it makes the game near unplayable. is there any launch options or tweaks that can help me? thanks! :)

08/03/2019 04:35:26 CEST

XFX Custom AMD RX 5700 XT Graphics Card Images Leak
URL: https://youtu.be/voU3HIgxI88
08/03/2019 03:44:01 CEST

Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 is now playable with the latest builds of Play! (PS2 emulator)

Footage: https://youtu.be/cmY1VgwfCkM

And here we go again, another playable game to the list, details:

Music volume was turned all the way down for copyright reasons (it's working properly) Great performance (some minor dips below fullspeed here and there) Minor visual issues with some sprites (shadows or the characters covering part of the special bars) Minor visual issues with the geometry (fixed in a wip build) Saving/Loading works properly

Site: https://purei.org/

Discord: https://discord.gg/h6XUXD2

Github: https://github.com/jpd002/Play-

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jpd002

08/02/2019 23:22:35 CEST

A simple tweak made other game run on proton: Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death

It's simple:

Go to \data\video\ Delete or rename Logo505.wmv

I already reported this to protondb

thanks to pcgamingwiki

Tested proton versions:

4.11-1 and 4.2-9

08/02/2019 22:48:14 CEST

Wine 4.13 Released

The Wine development release 4.13 is now available.




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


- Support for Passport HTTP redirects.

- A bunch of header updates.

- 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 4.13 (total 15):


35345  Multiple applications and games fail to enumerate 
display/monitor driver properties in registry using setupapi (Evoland 
(Steam), NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.x)

39152  Monitor Test 3.2 fails to enumerate video devices/drivers in 
registry ('HKLM\\HARDWARE\\DeviceMap\\VIDEO', PnP Manager)

43286  WSARecvMsg wrongly forbids NULL control buffers (Qt 5.7.0 
based: Cannot read UDP packets: "errno 90, (Message too long)")

46607  For Honor crash on "double free or corruption"

46763  Second Sight:bad performance

47029  A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda 1.x (.NET 2.0, XNA 3.1 game) 
crashes during intro (needs IWMPMedia::put_name implementation)

47356  By default only echo errors

47411  TreeSize Free Portable exits silently on startup due to 
missing shell32.SHMultiFileProperties stub

47432  bcrypt always chooses ECB mode when using AES, even if a 
program indicates otherwise.

47437  Final Fantasy XIV 5.0 crashes on startup when using 

47445  compile error: AT_NO_AUTOMOUNT undeclared

47452  Ren'py unable to create displays in Wine 4.11

47473  armv7hl compile fails due to non-AAPCS variadic function 

47479  Many D3D11 games show black or white screen with Wine 
4.12.1 (Darkula by Locomalito, Magic the Gathering Arena, 
Battle.net, EVE Online, World of Warships)

47519  Amazon Workspaces - ABNT2 keyboard dont recognize 
08/02/2019 22:45:32 CEST

Wine 4.13 Released

The Wine development release 4.13 is now available.




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


- Support for Passport HTTP redirects.

- A bunch of header updates.

- 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 4.13 (total 15):


35345  Multiple applications and games fail to enumerate 
display/monitor driver properties in registry using setupapi (Evoland 
(Steam), NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.x)

39152  Monitor Test 3.2 fails to enumerate video devices/drivers in 
registry ('HKLM\\HARDWARE\\DeviceMap\\VIDEO', PnP Manager)

43286  WSARecvMsg wrongly forbids NULL control buffers (Qt 5.7.0 
based: Cannot read UDP packets: "errno 90, (Message too long)")

46607  For Honor crash on "double free or corruption"

46763  Second Sight:bad performance

47029  A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda 1.x (.NET 2.0, XNA 3.1 game) 
crashes during intro (needs IWMPMedia::put_name implementation)

47356  By default only echo errors

47411  TreeSize Free Portable exits silently on startup due to 
missing shell32.SHMultiFileProperties stub

47432  bcrypt always chooses ECB mode when using AES, even if a 
program indicates otherwise.

47437  Final Fantasy XIV 5.0 crashes on startup when using 

47445  compile error: AT_NO_AUTOMOUNT undeclared

47452  Ren'py unable to create displays in Wine 4.11

47473  armv7hl compile fails due to non-AAPCS variadic function 

47479  Many D3D11 games show black or white screen with Wine 
4.12.1 (Darkula by Locomalito, Magic the Gathering Arena, 
Battle.net, EVE Online, World of Warships)

47519  Amazon Workspaces - ABNT2 keyboard dont recognize 
08/02/2019 22:42:52 CEST

Lutirs + Flatpak Steam

OS: Arch Linux

Steam: Flatpaked

Lutris: Native

I'm unable to install the native steam for linux runner. Does anyone know what's going on there. It seems as though it can't find my steam instance.

08/02/2019 22:11:25 CEST

System76 Is Launching A Powerful Linux Laptop With 4K OLED Display And Intel i9-9980HK
URL: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/08/02/system76-is-launching-an-insanely-powerful-linux-laptop-with-4k-oled-display-and-intel-i9-9980hk/#7d8e6e9b15e3
08/02/2019 21:34:03 CEST

Working BT controllers for newer kernels

Hey guys,

I'd like to know what controllers you are using for Linux games. I am usually using the WiiU controller, but due to the fact that BT devices without a encryption won't work anymore (since, for me, Manjaro Kernel 4.14.134-1+), I'd like to know what controllers you are using.

I am looking for a XBox- / PS4-like controller... so probably some higher quality.

Also: I was thinking about getting the Steam Controller but I am still hesitating because of the reports that it "breaks easily".

Thanks in advance!

08/02/2019 20:18:07 CEST

Super Tux Party Alpha v0.5 released!
URL: https://anti.itch.io/super-tux-party
08/02/2019 20:02:57 CEST

I patched the kernel, and wrote a custom fan controller, so 5700/5700XT users can get custom fan curves on linux!
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/linux-graphics-x-org-drivers/open-source-amd-linux/1117548-5700-xt-cards-with-custom-fan-curve-on-linux-via-kernel-patch-fanctl
08/02/2019 20:02:53 CEST

Help: Steam overlay / steam controller are not working launching Lutris as non-steam game

Dear Linux gamers,

I've installed BF1 & NFS Payback in Lutris > added "lutris -d lutris:rungame/battlefield-1" as non steam application, this works perfect, both games launch and run with great performance, only... Once I go to my steam streaming device the controller doesn't work and I suspect this issues is due to the Steam overlay which I just can't get to run for Lutris games. GTA5 + proton in steam works great with the controller and also my native Linux games, so controller isn't the issue here.

I already tried the post here: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9lcoly/getting_steam_overlay_to_work_with_lutris_wine/

But BF1 won't launch.. :(

Does anyone have an idea or fixed this issues ? I'm just one step away from playing BF1 on my couch :(

08/02/2019 19:52:39 CEST

Space Mercs is a 3D arcade space combat game made to run well on low-end PCs with Linux as first-priority
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1088600/Space_Mercs/
08/02/2019 19:01:15 CEST

Back and forward buttons not working in Minecraft on Linux

I'm using a mod to maximize mining efficiency that I had assigned to activate on Mouse Button 5 on Windows, but it's hit and miss on Linux, so I have to assign it to a key on the keyboard. I really wish that I didn't have to do this, considering that I have a mouse that's designed to have a bunch of functions assigned to it.

08/02/2019 19:00:04 CEST

Rocket League with D9VK: Better Than Native!
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/rocket-league-with-d9vk-better-than-native/
08/02/2019 17:50:48 CEST

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Anyone get this working recently. I tried to boot this up this morning and it doesn't even start. ProtonDB has it listed as "Platinum" but I can't get it to start using Proton 4.2-9 on Linux Mint 19. The last entries are from a couple months ago so I'm guessing the game was updated and broke something.


08/02/2019 17:29:03 CEST

New Linux Podcast from Forbes (with gaming elements)

Jason Evangelho has started a Linux focused podcast. He's the Forbes writer who's written tons of articles on Linux and has promoted it widely to the mainstream. It's worth a listen for those looking to add another podcast to their list.


08/02/2019 15:05:01 CEST

Anyone playing dota 2 on a laptop nvidia gpus? Or using a nvidia gpu in general?

Is there a way to reduce kde(snapping windows pretty much grinds the x.org to a temporary halt on kde neon user edition) and dota 2 menu and alt+tab lag on vulkan or I need to use opengl with nv gpus?

Other than using intel gpu only or nouveau+manual reclock(ngl, I checked on it couple of months ago the geometry for the driver is finally stable since couple months).

Is there a way to alwats hide the panel for only a specific application in kde?

08/02/2019 14:45:43 CEST

Routine Feat in PlayOnLinux

Routine Feat is a unique game where you will struggle with patience and monotonous tasks. How many days can you survive doing the same thing over and over without meaning? How long until you loose it?




08/02/2019 14:32:03 CEST

Save 75% on XCOM® 2 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/268500/XCOM_2/
08/02/2019 14:11:53 CEST

Save 50% on Slay the Spire on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/646570/Slay_the_Spire/
08/02/2019 14:11:19 CEST

Steam Linux Usage Slipped In July According To Valve's Current Data
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Steam-Linux-Survey-July-2019
08/02/2019 12:21:23 CEST

Video Driver Issue


Today I was trying to run a game on my 64 bit Mac with Wineskin Winery.

I installed the game by using the 'Copy Folder' option and could load into the game just fine (using 'WS10WineCX64Bit18.5.0'). The menu was working, but when I went to play the game, which involved '3D' graphics, I got an error box saying: 'Can't initialise display, check your video driver version.' It would then close itself automatically.

How do I fix this?


08/02/2019 12:12:03 CEST

How piracy saves PC gaming using the example of GRID 2.

If you try to run GRID 2 through SteamPlay, you will encounter a problem, the game will not start. This is evidenced by ProtonDB. But the solution was extremely simple, just install crack. I used CODEX release.

As a result, the game starts, all Steam functions work, such as achievements and leaderboards.

Steam achievements

In-game Leaderboard

Steam Leaderboard

Proton: 4-11.1
Distro: Arch-Linux
Kernel: 5.2.1-arch1-1-fsync
GPU Driver: 4.5 Mesa 19.1.3
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7700
CPU: AMD FX-8320E Eight-Core

link to the GRID 2 proton "fix".

08/02/2019 11:07:40 CEST

RPCS3 - Linux Vs Windows - Pop OS 19.04 Emulation Gaming Performance!
URL: https://youtu.be/gx1WAiwjTCU
08/02/2019 11:03:49 CEST

Does proton work with lutris?

So I found some year old videos showing people using proton inside lutris to run games but whenever i set that option in the configuration it will run things like battle.net, ffxiv game client,etc. But if I try to run the actual game it will say the game is running for a few seconds and then stop. Is there anything special I need to do to get proton working or is it not meant to work since ge-protonified exist already. I also should say I'm using the most recent version of proton and dxvk to run these games

08/02/2019 06:20:10 CEST

Looks like the performance differences between various recent GPUs are much the same on Linux and Windows now

There was meta review by /u/Voodoo2-SLi in another sub summarising the Windows benchmarks of the RX 5700. The were tables of data from various reviewers, and bullet points with explanation and analysis which are well worth reading.

Meanwhile Phoronix has been benchmarking on Linux, most recently here.

I wanted to see if the same pattern was followed on each OS when comparing these GPUs. I averaged the data for the three resolutions included included in the meta review, and normalised the geometric mean data from Phoronix.

RX 590 RX Vega 56 RX Vega 64 Radeon VII RX 5700 RX 5700 XT GTX 1070 GTX 1080 GTX 1080 Ti RTX 2060 RTX 2070 RTX 2080 RTX 2080 Ti TITAN RTX 2060S 2070S
Phoronix geometric mean 68 84.9 97.5 115.8 100 111.6 86.8 98.3 124.6 90.3 105.8 126.6 163.9 167.3
Windows meta review 95.9 119.8 100 112 95.6 122.2 90.4 104.5 121.7

A few notes:

  • The Windows reviews exclude Unigine, Linux review includes it.
  • The AMD cards were using RADV + LLVM, changing the first to AMDVLK or the second to ACO would probably improve their (non-OpenGL) performance slightly.
  • The Phoronix benchmarks are a mix of 25601440 and 38402160 with 2 Linux/OpenGL, 2 Linux/Vulkan, 4 Windows/DX11, 2 Windows/Vulkan(I think, it isn't stated what Strange Brigade was using).
  • There was a similar meta review for the 2080S but I'm not aware of any Linux benchmarks to compare that to.

So nothing too surprising here but good to see this confirmed.

08/02/2019 06:02:02 CEST

Duplicate Postings - Is It Intentional?

There has been a LOT of duplicate postings recently, I'm starting to wonder if these are intentional?

Seems to really ramped up over the past few days

or postings that were shared months ago, keep finding their way here, even if the information is outdated

08/02/2019 02:24:26 CEST

Xonotic stuttering and laggy

I'm running the game on Manjaro KDE (DE compositor is off and game is not installed).

Zotac Zbox CI327 Nano fanless mini-PC: Intel Celeron N3450 quad core, Intel graphics HD500, 2x4GB DDR3L 1866Mhz, Samsung SSD

Is the hardware just too weak? Judging by Xonotic's system requirements, I would like to think my system is at least good enough to run the game without significant hiccups in very low settings. But no matter how low I set the graphics, there are always some random fps drops, stutterings or extreme lag. Lowering/disabling some dynamic lights, shadows, reflections, blur effects and other post-processing stuff helps raise the average fps, but does nothing for the stuttering or lag, even at the lowest resolution. I'm not sure if the hardware is just not good enough or if something is not well configured or if I'm encountering some kind of bug...

This is happening on almost all singleplayer levels, but most severely on the 18th (Oilrig). This map is literally unplayable and I don't understand why because it's not even the most complex map so far. I'm stuck at this level and can't progress.

Has anyone tried running the game on identical hardware? How was your experience? Any useful tweaks that might help? Hardware acceleration is enabled on my system, and I've made sure there is no power saving policy getting in the way. However, I have noticed that the game never uses more than 25% of my CPU times, even if I disable the in-game feature to save CPU time for other apps...

What do? Asking here because official forums don't seem very active.

By the way, is there some way to change the number of bots in each map?

08/02/2019 00:21:33 CEST

Only took 2 years, better late than never
URL: https://i.redd.it/8yhlgqrjwwd31.png
08/02/2019 00:17:57 CEST

Trying to install Pokemon TCG on older hardware

I have this system that runs a core 2 duo and an AMD card that I ripped out of an Dell Dimensions desktop. The issue is, I cannot get Pokemon TCG to install, whether it be through Wine, PlayOnLinux, or lutris. Has anyone been able to get this game installed on any system?

08/01/2019 23:57:55 CEST

Linux Gaming Won't Find A Mainstream Audience Until 3 Things Happen
URL: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/04/03/linux-gaming-steam-fortnite-windows-opinion/#7b658c3a8fce
08/01/2019 23:48:00 CEST

Rust on Linux


I tried to play Rust on Linux a week ago unfortunately it would crash when loading the assets, however today I've seen a post about a recent Unity update and I tried to play it again, this time it would work perfectly unless for the disco lightning bug for some buildings. What about you guys, does the game work for you?

08/01/2019 23:37:34 CEST

[DEAL] We Were Here Too (2,00€ / $2.00 at -80% 'lowest ever') until 3ʳᵈ August 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/677160/announcements/detail/1600386073104722246
08/01/2019 22:48:57 CEST

Steam on mint 19.1?

Has anyone gotten the Steam .deb to run successfully and actually get Steam to start? I was fine with Mint 18.3, but upgrading to 19.1 broke it.

08/01/2019 22:45:43 CEST

Catherine now runs awesome under 4.11-1!

I can't even believe it! It was just a few months ago when the game wouldn't even start!

A huge shout out to everyone involved in this, this was a fantastic update!

08/01/2019 22:40:37 CEST

Interested in Clear Linux for Gaming but don't trust the telemetry? Check this out.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHD3ARd4YQM
08/01/2019 22:25:44 CEST

[DEAL] Spec Ops: The Line ($5.89 at -80% off) until 2ⁿᵈ August 2019, 15:00 UTC
URL: https://www.chrono.gg/tb
08/01/2019 21:42:41 CEST

PSA: Ryzen 3000 may be causing issues with some games

After picking up a 3700x and RX 5700 XT shortly after launch, I had a lot of games that weren't working... I wrote this off as immature AMD GPU drivers, and assumed it would sort itself out in a few weeks.

Well, a couple weeks have come and gone, and the RX 5700 drivers now work well as far as I can tell (with Linux 5.3, mesa-git, llvm-git). However, I'm still seeing some games crash on startup, with some similar reports pointing towards a Ryzen 3000 problem - it looks like there are other folks who only upgraded their CPU. [1 (protondb)] [2 (github)] [3 (reddit)]

Personally I have an ASUS prime b350 plus, the OP in the other Reddit thread has an x470, but there is a commenter who has no problems with a b450 - basically there are mixed reports right now so YMMV. Right now Monster Hunter: World and Supraland are not launching for me, but every other native game and Prey+Dishonored are working through Proton. I have no idea if this is related to the RDRAND issue, but I wanted to raise awareness.

08/01/2019 21:38:24 CEST

Zachtronics' next game: a visual novel called Eliza
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/716500/Eliza/
08/01/2019 21:03:49 CEST

Is linux gaming using wine comparable to windows (curious)

So i have been thinking about switching to linux for quite some time but havent done it cause i play games alot and linux doesnt have as much support for games as windows has so i was wondering how performance is with wine compared to windows.

08/01/2019 19:50:34 CEST

Hex learns how to Ren'Py #Linux
URL: https://www.twitch.tv/hexdsl
08/01/2019 19:33:50 CEST

Proton 4.11? That's sooo yesterday.

If you're in the mood for building your own Proton which has Wine 4.12.1 instead of 4.11, then here you go:


The Wine version isn't vanilla 4.12.1 (that wouldn't work with Steam anyway), it's 4.12.1 patched with Proton's Wine patches according to their own best practices guide.

Sorry for not uploading a release package, right now I'm in a hurry to see whether I can use this thing for real. I did verify that my build worked on my machine for starting Squad and joining a server, but didn't actually play yet. See you there I guess, let's see who shoots first.

08/01/2019 19:24:24 CEST

Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Begins Preparing For Multi-GPU Support
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Linux-Preparing-Multi-GPU
08/01/2019 17:40:00 CEST

Valve proposes game-friendly changes to the Linux kernel
URL: https://www.zdnet.com/article/valve-proposes-game-friendly-changes-to-the-linux-kernel/
08/01/2019 17:03:57 CEST

Crysis 2 - WineD3D, D9VK and DXVK comparison
URL: https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=Y4cwl_kiwJ4&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfTny3GQwC7k%26feature%3Dshare
08/01/2019 16:53:43 CEST

Pegasus Frontend, another open source game launcher has Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/pegasus-frontend-another-open-source-game-launcher-has-linux-support.14698
08/01/2019 16:51:36 CEST

Is League of Legends working?

I wanna switch to Linux again since I lost interest in Fortnite... I have 2 options for Distros, Endeavor OS and Manjaro.

Is League of Legends going to work? Is D9VK offering better performance than Lutris?

And which Distro is better for gaming?

08/01/2019 16:42:30 CEST

Does anyone know a Winepak howto / step-by-step-guide?

The list of wanted Winepak application gets longer and longer although the potential of Winepak is enormous (just install without thinking of wine configuration, winetricks, following tutorials etc. - and it's even encapsulated within a container!).

And it seems that a great idea is losing much traction (there are even open, unmerged pull requests). So I probably can't change the traction thing but does anyone know at least a step by step guide how add a application and what someone has to think of?

Thank you in advance!

08/01/2019 14:27:57 CEST

Open RSC, an open source recreation of the original Runescape Classic game, has just updated their singleplayer release!
URL: https://openrsc.com
08/01/2019 14:23:29 CEST

Play Nox (2000) in a browser [open-source, but decompiled/reversed from binary]
URL: https://playnox.xyz
08/01/2019 14:04:13 CEST

How do i set up WoW with vkd3d?

I'm currently playing WoW with Lutris (which afaik uses DXVK internally), the game runs fine.

I'd like to check how's the performance with DX12, for which i believe vkd3d is needed instead of DXVK.

How do i do the switch? Is there an option in Lutris to use vkd3d instead of DXVK? Or do i have to use Wine directly without Lutris? What changes do i need to carry out?

I'd really appreciate any advice.

08/01/2019 10:56:24 CEST

#GitupChallenge Ark style (Recorded and edited in Linux)
URL: https://youtu.be/gMiltAiN7XI
08/01/2019 10:12:02 CEST

Questions from a Noob / Windowed Games and USB Passthrough to a VM

Hello, i got a few questions, i currently run Pop OS with KDE and with gaming the games run fine mostly, like LoL(Lutris) and Dota/CSGO however i got two issues and i couldnt really point it down with google.

1: i play most games in window mode, not even borderless due to what i'm used to, but in windowed mode the mouse always leaves the window which is a huge issue in fps or mobas when i control the camera with moving the mouse to the edge of the screen

2: i got a capture card for my switch and due to it not being compatible is there any way to reach the usb device to a vm?

i tried virtualbox and even installed the extension for USB3 Devices and Linux sees the Devices as USB3 but i cant add any evices really to my VIrtualbox VM, not even a simple USB Stick.
Is there another posisble way/vm option or is that even a "decent" solution? i'm not sure how great the video performance will be of playing a 60fps videogame in a vm

08/01/2019 09:14:41 CEST

x570 Mainboard with RGB for Linux

I hope it's the right place to ask.

At the moment I am about to plan/build my new PC and I really like the new RGB effects but as no mainboard seams to have Bios Options for RGB settings that leaves me with OS and from what I googled that doesn't look good either.

I would be really grateful for suggestions which mainboard to choose or other alternatives to get the lights going on Linux. Thanks a lot. :D

08/01/2019 08:51:41 CEST

Proton 4.11 and GTA 5 / feels much smoother

Hi, I installed Proton 4.11 and latest stable proprietary driver for my GTX 1060 6 Gb. I decided to try GTA 5 and see if any performance improvements have arrived. I am now able to play with 1440p, MSAA 4x and graphic settings set high. Playing game feels smoother even with higher graphic settings than before. Does anyone else have similar experiences?

08/01/2019 07:39:19 CEST

VKD3D (DX12&gt;VK) now runs Shadow of the Tomb Raider almost perfectly!
URL: https://youtu.be/7SFvFFhpwbI
08/01/2019 06:55:26 CEST

VKD3D-git (patched) | Shadow of the Tomb Raider
URL: https://youtu.be/7SFvFFhpwbI
08/01/2019 06:54:32 CEST

Cursor is correct, audio works, no visual

Mac OS X 10.12

Running Steam through Wine Stable to play Age of Mythology Extended Edition. I can hear the music and sound effects, the cursor changed to the in-game cursor, I can hear buttons clicking and moving stuff around but the screen is black. Any suggestions? First time Wine user.

08/01/2019 05:30:32 CEST

Dual Monitors appear as one large monitor

Hi, new to Linux and by extension Wine. I've got Linux Mint 19.1 with Q4Wine client installed. I've managed to get a few things working, but I noticed that the emulation seems to think that my dual monitor setup is just one really wide monitor. This is problematic for a number of reasons and I do not really know how to fix it. The settings for graphics don't really clearly define how to specify an aspect ratio, how many monitors, etc. The WineHQ forums don't really seem to address this as far as I searched - probably my error but alas.

Is there a guide or does someone know how to properly setup dual monitors with wine? Any help would be appreciated.

08/01/2019 04:12:26 CEST

Megaman Unlimited - high audio latency

I'm having a hell of a time nailing down this bug.

I can't run in on macOS because I'm running catalina and it's a 32bit binary. No wine magic there. I can't run it natively in windows because in full screen, it literally crops everything to fit. So lets try linux.

I spun up a basic ubuntu VM, 18.04 x64. The VM runs fine, no issues. Install the game in lutris. Starts up fine. Fixed the fullscreen cropping issue by having wine give it a virtual desktop to draw in. I still don't how to make that the only thing showing on the screen, but I have another bug to tackle first. Audio lag.

There is no skipping and the lag is always delayed by the same amount. Everything else responds normally. Enabling the pulseaudio latency fix has no effect. Forcing ALSA runs it really fast and garbled. Trying other wine engines made no difference.

What am I overlooking?

08/01/2019 04:04:05 CEST

Feral Gamemode + Proton?

I've been using these together, but I wonder if anyone knows if I shouldn't..or if there is any config stuff I need to do.

08/01/2019 03:57:46 CEST

Overwatch Font Rendering issues on 5700XT (navi10)

I've already logged a bug with mesa, but I am not 100% certain which stack component is actually causing the issue. Fonts are bisected on the diagonal in Overwatch on navi10 with the required bleeding edge components. The only game this happening in, other lutris or proton games seem unaffected.

Issue is present on DXVK or wined3d, RADV or amdvlk, which to me points to something else as the culprit

Any other mesa or 5700 users seeing this yet?

Example of Broken fonts

Fedora 30 kernel 5.3rc2 (and in 5.2.3 with drm-next patches)

Mesa-git - 19.2 git a69ab1b7

llvm - 10 gitba47e51

GPU RX 5700XT (navi 10)

Freedesktop Bug

08/01/2019 03:55:58 CEST

ESO Retail Version Installer Stops
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/elderscrollsonline/comments/ckh6uv/linux_retail_version_installer_stops/
08/01/2019 02:54:16 CEST

ESO Retail Installer Stops

When I run the Install_ESO.exe file, a window pops up saying "The Elder Scrolls Online is preparing to install..." and once it reaches 100% the window closes and nothing happens after. I know this game works on Wine but for whatever reason I cannot get passed this part of the installer :(

08/01/2019 02:28:18 CEST

2 People, 1 PC.

Alright guys, I'm sure you've seen Linus 2 Players, 1 PC, but if not heres a link

Youtube - 2 Players, 1 CPU

I've been doing this on Windows using the program Aster since my wifes laptop died so we could continue playing WoW together as we just bought a house, Im a disabled Vet, and dropping 2k+ on a build and monitor is currently a no-no on top of that Im truly sick of using Windows and miss Linux quite a bit.

So I have 2 questions,

  1. Is there a way to replicate Aster In linux? ie. A multiseat program that shares the GPU between 2 seats, so far I've tried EasySeat, as I still am a Linux/Manjaro (Preferred distro) user and the GUI was nice, but it only allows me to set the GPU to a single Seat, so that doesnt work.
  2. I've also contemplated yanking my GPU from my current PC, selling the rest of the PC to recoup some money, and throwing it into a Ryzen 3900x, new mobo, second GPU and 2, 1TB SSDs as its cheaper than building a second PC and setting up 2 Manjaro instances through VMware, is unRaid the best/only way to go about this? or is there a better way?

Thanks guys, hopefully someone has some insight.

08/01/2019 02:16:10 CEST

I'm having input issues on Monster Hunter World

Hey guys, I'm having this annoying problem were the game registers that I'm pressing forward, I don't know if it's arrow up key, W or a ghost controller (I don't even have any plugged in). When I launch the game in the menu it insists on going up and ingame the character just moves forward alone.

Anyone knows what's up or has the same problem on this game or other game?

08/01/2019 01:53:03 CEST

Gaming performance on Manjaro


I'm starting to think there's something wrong with my GPU (or some other pc part). I recently bought a Ventus 2060 and paired it with my "old" Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 and 16 GB of RAM DDR4, but my performance in games varies a lot and I have nothing to work with as a reference/to compare it with, so there's my problem.

In Rocket League I get anything between 120 and 190 FPS with medium/high settings, which really surprises me, I'd expect more

On the other hand, in Rise of The Tomb Raider I get anything between 70 and 120 at high settings which seems just right.

I searched for benchmarks around and most of them use wide HD for testing so not really useful for me since I'm on a 144hz 1080p monitor. So the reason for me opening this thread is to ask how you guys check/make sure your GPUs are working as expected? Is there a preferred method? Also worth mentioning I ran superposition and heaven, but once again when comparing my results to others I can see no one is using linux.

08/01/2019 01:37:48 CEST

Old games on archive.org

Hello, I know it's probably not the best place to post this, but I don't know any appropriate sub for that question and seeing that I'm a 100% linux gamer, I decided to ask here and thought some people here might be interested anyways.

I've stumbled on iso images of relatively old games on archive.org. Old games that can still be found on steam or gog to this day and was wondering: how legal is that?

For example, here are three games I downloaded and tested the iso I found on archive.org and which seemed to be working full copies of the games: Duke Nukem 3D, Quake 3 and Fallout Trilogy (Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics).

I won't post direct links here but you should be able to find them easily with a simple search on archive.org. I managed to get duke 3d running in a few minutes by mounting the iso, copying the files to a temp dir, making them writeable, mounting the dir in dosbox and executing the setup program. It's not a shareware version, it's a backup of one of the retail version that came out around 20 years ago. I haven't tested the other isos yet, but by looking at them, it looks like backups of retail versions as well and I have no doubt that I could get them to run with minimal efforts.

Now, to be clear, I'm not looking for free games, I own all those games either on gog or steam and can get them running effortlessly using wine through lutris or proton through steam or game-data-packager for those that have a native port.

I was just really baffled that retail versions of games that are still for sale on some online stores were freely available for download on a respectable site like archive.org. I have a hard time imagining Bethesda and whoever currently owns the Duke Nukem license being ok with their IP being freely available like that.

This being archive.org and not some abandonware I was wondering: how come they archive these games? Is it not still in a very grey legal area? Are the companies owning the IP for these games officially OK with it? Or am I mistaken about archive.org?

Most modern re-implementations of old engines redirect their potential users to stores to get the assets needed to run the game. But if it's ok for archive.org to make those games available to the public, couldn't they also point them to archive.org when the game's available there?

I know it's not directly related to linux gaming, but I'm hoping some kind soul here will take the time to enlighten me with the current situation.

Thanks in advance.

08/01/2019 01:37:34 CEST

How do I make my cursor not feel like complete shit

I just installed Manjaro XFCE and my mouse cursor feels like garbage, and as a result I haven't been able to play any games. How do I make it feel like windows 6/11 with enhance pointer precision off

07/31/2019 23:50:46 CEST

Rogue Rocks: an asteroids rogue-like, for Linux!
URL: https://youtu.be/GodNwyQa0QY
07/31/2019 23:19:36 CEST

Mafia 2 or just cause 2 on proton 4.11?
07/31/2019 22:16:07 CEST

[OverWatch] Still stuttering after 10-20 games. is this normal?

I've recently installed overwatch via lutris. During my first games I got kicked for inactivity because i couldnt join in time( it looks like the game renders the map for 2-3 minutes). I spectated other players, and now i can join and change characters pretty quick. However, the game feels stuttery, even tho i never dip below 60 fps, and i cant reach 144fps ( i reached 160 on windows). My card is a rx 480 nitro+, and my cpu is a R5 2600. I know the game has to build cache, but people said it would last 20-30 minutes, but it is lasting way more than that. I would like help, because this problem is making me contemplate the switch to the dark side. Also my battle.net username is IH8MSOFT, so i would like to stay pertinent.

07/31/2019 22:00:57 CEST

Steam-dos renamed as Boxtron for its 0.5.0 release
URL: https://github.com/dreamer/boxtron/releases/tag/v0.5.0
07/31/2019 20:26:57 CEST

New games added to Proton whitelist (2019-07-31)
URL: https://steamdb.info/app/891390/history/?changeid=6655488
07/31/2019 19:22:54 CEST

"The game disc has been removed please reinsert the game disc to continue gameplay"

Hello folks. I trying to play A Plague Tale Innocence CODEX but when intros end, this message appears. Already mounted the ISO and emulated by Wine, but without success. Using Lutris 4.12.1 + DXVK 1.3.1.

Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance!

07/31/2019 19:00:14 CEST

Realistic coasline from BOCproject v0.0.9 [solo dev C++ multi-platform engine]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pbr5h_hRkg
07/31/2019 18:45:07 CEST

RPCS3 - Breaking NieR's 30fps cap for the first time!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-ek4GbfjgI
07/31/2019 18:40:54 CEST

Anywhere to be found Proton benchmarks?

I'd really love to see how different versions do in terms of performance. I believe Valve does some benchmark comparison yearly but I'd like to see something even more frequent. Are there any sites or anyone who focuses on such?

07/31/2019 18:07:23 CEST

I'm trying to play vanilla WoW on Linux. Am I doing this correctly?

I'm playing WoW 1.12.1 on a private server. So not classic. This is the original client from 2006.

I just run it like this: wine wow.exe

That's it. It works but what about DXVK, Proton and all that stuff? How do the graphics work through wine? Also one core on my CPU is always at 100% even though the game is at normal settings with a 60 FPS lock. The GPU is sitting at 3% which seems about right.

Are there settings for Wine I can tweak?

It just weird me out how high the CPU usage is.

My specs: 8700k Vega 64

07/31/2019 16:57:16 CEST

Unity 2019.2 released with lots of new features, improvements and fixes
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/unity-20192-released-with-lots-of-new-features-improvements-and-fixes.14686
07/31/2019 15:15:04 CEST

xrdesktop, a new Valve-funded open source project to bring Linux desktops into VR
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/xrdesktop-a-new-valve-funded-open-source-project-to-bring-linux-desktops-into-vr.14682
07/31/2019 15:10:40 CEST

Linux Mint as a gaming distro?

Hello. Just left Windows and picked Mint as everyone recommended it for windows users. But is it good for gaming?

07/31/2019 15:09:37 CEST

Valve proposes kernel changes to help gaming performance
URL: https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/7/30/1399
07/31/2019 14:14:38 CEST

Stream Windows through Linux

Say I have two computers, a desktop running Windows and a laptop running Linux. Can I stream my desktop from my laptop running Linux, if my internet is good enough both ways?

07/31/2019 14:08:24 CEST

Need help installing Origin and The Sims 3

I've spent three full days on this now, I'm very close to giving up altogether and buying a Windows license.

I've used Ubuntu for many years. I would love to install The Sims 3 on Linux, but there are tens of different guides on how to do it online, all of them using different wine versions, different settings, and none of them have worked for me so far.

I read somewhere (forgot where) that Sims 3 worked best on Debian 10, so I installed Debian 10. Most guides instruct me to install OriginThinClient.exe in PlayOnLinux, but the installation always hangs at some point, and the installation doesn't finish. So far, I haven't even gotten to the point where Origin is installed. And I know that when that succeeds, I have much more work to do.

So - a small cry for help - can anyone point me in the right direction?

07/31/2019 13:04:29 CEST

Proton Re-Based To Wine 4.11, Adds D9VK Direct3D 9, Better CPU Utilization &amp; DXVK 1.3
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Proton-4.11-Released
07/31/2019 12:15:39 CEST

Waves² now has a native linux build!
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/217120/Waves_2_Notorious/
07/31/2019 11:25:09 CEST

Save 43% on Klei Survival Bundle on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/9204/Klei_Survival_Bundle/
07/31/2019 10:18:41 CEST

Save 33% on Oxygen Not Included on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/457140/Oxygen_Not_Included/
07/31/2019 10:18:28 CEST

Choose Your Own Adventure Game "Pneumachinic" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://stelioswinters.itch.io/pneumachinic
07/31/2019 08:15:41 CEST

[Wine related]futex: Implement mechanism to wait on any of several futexes
URL: https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/7/30/1399
07/31/2019 01:01:17 CEST

Proton 4.11 released, kernel packages available for testing
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/2957094910196249305
07/31/2019 00:43:18 CEST

Proton 4.11 Released
URL: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/wiki/Changelog#411-1
07/31/2019 00:40:57 CEST

Brigador: Up-Armored Edition -- Community Reinforcements Update, plus discounts of 35-40%.
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/274500/announcements/detail/2706019228986538048
07/31/2019 00:24:37 CEST

Playing My Prototype Game 'Hexa Trains.'
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URh-ITr5TJ8
07/31/2019 00:10:29 CEST

Recommended mods for Fallout 4?

Not much. Currently I only have unofficial patch.

07/30/2019 23:06:36 CEST

Looking for a gaming laptop via Newegg.

So I won a 1.5k US gift card from Newegg at my job. So I am planning on getting a gaming laptop to upgrade my current Dell that is about due for retirement. I wish the gift card was from System76 but alas it is not.

I would like to give AMD a shot this time around.

I'm willing to go up to 2k.

07/30/2019 22:25:49 CEST

Crusader Kings 2 with all DLCs for only 15$ in the Humble Bundle
URL: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/crusader-kings-2-bundle
07/30/2019 21:43:23 CEST

2D Adventure Game "Blood Opera Crescendo" on Kickstarter With Linux Demo
URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bloodopera/blood-opera-crescendo
07/30/2019 18:04:10 CEST

Control KDE and GNOME from your VR headset with xrdesktop
URL: https://www.collabora.com/news-and-blog/news-and-events/moving-the-linux-desktop-to-another-reality.html
07/30/2019 17:20:35 CEST

Third Person Exploration Game "A Short Hike" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://adamgryu.itch.io/a-short-hike
07/30/2019 17:17:27 CEST

Linux gaming: GTX 970 vs. RX 470
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku9qrpJPhyc
07/30/2019 16:47:51 CEST

Vsync Problem

Hello, I am a minecraft player and I realized that fps are limited to 60 even when disabled in the game. So I ask for help to disable vsync on my system (Debian, GNOME)

Thanks for the support guys!

EDIT: Sorry for my bad english i'm using G Translator

07/30/2019 16:34:10 CEST

New BoilingSteam Podcast with Marc Di Luzio (Unity, ex-Feral)
URL: https://boilingsteam.com/podcast-11-marc-di-luzio-unity-ex-feral/
07/30/2019 15:46:01 CEST

After almost 4 years in Early Access I finally got Linux working in Waves 2 and it's on sale to celebrate!
URL: https://youtu.be/1593ZRjWHUk
07/30/2019 15:10:58 CEST

Daggerfall Unity Alpha Release (and July New Features!)
URL: https://www.dfworkshop.net/daggerfall-unity-alpha-release/
07/30/2019 14:33:08 CEST

Beamdog have announced that Axis &amp; Allies 1942 Online will release on July 31st
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/beamdog-have-announced-that-axis-allies-1942-online-will-release-on-july-31st.14679
07/30/2019 14:28:45 CEST

Skyrim like RPGs?

I am bored of Skyrim. Completed it multiple times. Done every quest etc.

07/30/2019 12:52:47 CEST

Proton or Lutris for modding Oblivion?

Not heavy modding. Just a few mods.

07/30/2019 10:28:23 CEST

Save 66% on Worms W.M.D on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/327030/Worms_WMD/
07/30/2019 10:08:58 CEST

Save 60% on Conquest of Elysium 4 on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/403950/Conquest_of_Elysium_4/
07/30/2019 10:06:49 CEST

Roguelike Deck Building Game "Card Crusade" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://pollywog.itch.io/card-crusade
07/30/2019 08:41:51 CEST

Headliner and Headliner: NoviNews Now Available at Itch.io
URL: https://unboundcreations.itch.io/
07/30/2019 08:39:24 CEST

ACO now supports Vertex Shaders
URL: https://twitter.com/plagman2/status/1156042924691357696?s=21
07/30/2019 06:37:02 CEST

create custom resolution?

How can i create a custom resolution to use in games,
I've tried xrandr in terminal but i get :
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 140 (RANDR)
Minor opcode of failed request: 18 (RRAddOutputMode)
Serial number of failed request: 33
Current serial number in output stream: 34

I'm using Manjaro (Deepin), Nvidia

07/30/2019 05:12:25 CEST

Steam Proton File Structure: Install Skyrim SKSE &amp; TES5LODGen In Steam Proton?

I have used Wine and POL for awhile and understand that Wine Prefixes are essentially Windows C:/ drive file structure to allow Windows programs to run on Linux properly in case the program will read the C:/ drive in a specific way.

For whatever reason, Steam Proton file structure is odd. I tried the following commands in the terminal to get TES5LODGen to run but it will not work since it cannot find a file due to a broken directory in Proton.

WINEPREFIX="/home/cam/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/72850/pfx" wine "/home/cam/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim/TES5LODGen/TES5LODGen.exe" 

WINEPREFIX="/home/cam/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/72850/pfx" wine "Z:/home/cam/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim/TES5LODGen/TES5LODGen.exe"

 WINEPREFIX="/home/cam/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/72850/pfx" wine "C:/TES5LODGen/TES5LODGen.exe" 

I have 7-Zip installed in a POL Wine prefix and this command worked for launching 7-Zip

WINEPREFIX="/home/cam/PlayOnLinux's virtual drive/7Zip" wine "C:/Program Files/7-Zip/7zFM.exe" 

I did try launching TES5LODGen using the Wine Explorer by entering this command...

WINEPREFIX="/home/cam/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/72850/pfx" winefile 

And within the Wine Explorer I tried to run the TES5LODGen.exe and still had no luck.

I also installed SKSE from the SKSE website and extracted the files into the /home/cam/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim/ folder but when I launch Skyrim, SKSE does not load even through it will load when I install SKSE this way on Windows.

07/30/2019 03:37:41 CEST

iMac Core Duo running on Xubuntu 18.04 Game Ideas

I have an old iMac Core Duo, 32 bit that I recently added Xubuntu 18.04 on it. I was wondering if there are some games I could play on it, or if the hardware is just too old to support them.

07/30/2019 01:52:04 CEST

Minecraft Download

I have tried to download minecraft from the .deb file posted on their website for linux, but the game crashes every time. I tried "sudo gdebi ~/Minecraft.deb" on the terminal and I always get the error "The package might be corrupted or you are not allowed to open the file. Check the permissions of the file." I allowed read and write and marked it as an executable, but nothing changes.

Is there a way for me to download another way or some way to fix what I have been doing? Thanks in advance

07/30/2019 00:59:42 CEST

Netplay with RetroArch
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3CTuTx0nnc
07/30/2019 00:48:26 CEST

[WINE] CEMU Vulkan Renderer Has Officially Released
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl6AXbdHXjM
07/29/2019 23:25:27 CEST

Nvidia unable to save x configuration file

I tried all of the distros to no avail.

07/29/2019 22:11:07 CEST

AMDVLK 2019.Q3.3 Released With More Navi Performance Tuning, Vulkan Extensions
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMDVLK-2019.Q3.3
07/29/2019 21:18:58 CEST

I can't Play Paladins using Proton .. help

So. I tried to play Paladins on Steam via Proton on several distros. But it never launched. It tried it on: Linux Mint 19.1 Ubuntu 18.04 Manjaro Parrot 4.6 Peppermint 10 ... Anyone has a clue? Btw I'm a noob linux user :3

07/29/2019 20:57:56 CEST

RX 580 + Mesa 19.1.2 on 4K gaming
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFoB7t7Uczw
07/29/2019 20:51:47 CEST

Recommended Oblivion mods?

Just a few to prevent save corruption.

07/29/2019 20:26:09 CEST

Nvidia Drivers 418.52.18 Released


July 29th, 2019 - Windows 426.02, Linux 418.52.18





07/29/2019 20:00:34 CEST

Patch Announcement - August Summer Fun in Ryzom


The weather is warm, the Sun is shining, it's Summer and for everyone it's time to put away your pick and have some fun.

The August patch will introduce 'Atys Games':

  • August 1st (19:00 UTC / 21:00 CEST) :

    • Opening Ceremony
  • All month long:

    • "Party time" on Silan.
    • A Mektoub race in Zora.
    • A Marathon between Yrkanis and Pyr.
    • A Triathlon near Windermeer (OP Windermeer Farm).
  • August 4, 11, 18 and 25 (19:00 UTC / 21:00 CEST):

    • Team game: "Yubo Ball!"
  • August 31 (19:00 UTC / 21:00 CEST) :

    • Closing Ceremony

Collect some Rendor meat to help our cooks keep the BBQ lit, or grab yourself a mug and have a drink (or three!) [Hic!]

In addition to the Atys Games, the patch will also introduce Water Bombs for subscribed players with a new title 'Water Bomb Specialist'. Players can collect Water Bombs from the water barrel which will be placed in each city, and have water fights to help keep you cool during those hot summer days!

** We've checked with the Ryzom Code of Conduct and yes, water bombing your favourite Game Master or Support Representative is permitted Mwaahhaa!! :-)

Lastly, in addition to Water Bombs, Premium players will also be rewarded with 5000 choice tokens for the Wheel of the Fortunate Gubani.

07/29/2019 19:13:59 CEST

Radeon RX 5700 / RX 5700 XT Linux Gaming Performance With AMDGPU 5.3 + Mesa 19.2-devel
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=rx-5700-july&num=1
07/29/2019 19:01:03 CEST

Can't get SC-Controller to work with DualShock 4 Slim

Trying to rebind some keys. I'm using the SC-Controller 0.4.7 AppImage from Kozec GitHub. If it makes any difference. Running on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu picks up the controller just fine without Steam running. I have the udev rules as seen here:

Works just fine with Steam. SC-Controller also detects my DS4 just fine, I have DS4 support enabled along with HID and evdev support. I'm seeing an Xbox 360 gamepad on 'dev'input/js1, but it doesn't register any input. DS4 in /input/js0 registers inputs

GOG games doesn't receive any input, and none of the key bindings on SC-Controller work (such as mouse left). I did run chmod+0666 /dev/uinput.

07/29/2019 18:47:56 CEST

Train Valley and Train Valley 2 released DRM-free on GOG with Linux support
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/train-valley-and-train-valley-2-released-drm-free-on-gog-with-linux-support.14677
07/29/2019 17:55:54 CEST

Khronos releases the OpenXR 1.0 specification aimed at unifying VR and AR
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/khronos-releases-the-openxr-10-specification-aimed-at-unifying-vr-and-ar.14678
07/29/2019 17:52:49 CEST

Hey guys! I'm just an exhausted solo dev who have finally published his game (with Linux support of course) after more than a year of hard work. If you have any questions I'll gladly answer them.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4n7kf0-uT8
07/29/2019 17:41:51 CEST

Linux Game Shipping Guide (Website up!)

Following on from my earlier thread where I suggested we create a guide for game devs inexperienced with game development on Linux and shipping games to Linux, I have a third draft and now website version of the guide!

The website can be visited here: https://gradyvuckovic.gitlab.io/linux-game-shipping-guide/

As before, I would love as much feedback as possible on this guide, reviews of content, critique, and suggestions for edits.

I do not claim to be knowledgeable or an expert on the topic of shipping Linux PC games, I simply saw a lot of information from very smart people on this subreddit being replied back to a game dev who clearly didn't possess the same knowledge many r/linux_gaming penguins seem to have, and felt that information should be compiled together into one source. I am simply attempting to curate that knowledge into one location and make it accessible.

I stress that I do not consider this guide 'finished', this is merely a starting point which hopefully it can grow from, to become more useful.

Please contribute any useful information you can to the project and help it grow, any content you feel is not factual or misleading please suggest either corrections or it's removal.

The good news is, now the website is on gitlab, you can directly contribute to the website by forking the project and sending merge requests! Or simply leave a reply to this thread with your suggestions.

The website uses Gitlab Pages, Jekyll static website generator, and markdown files for the pages. So editing the content of a page is simply a matter of editing a markdown page, no need to touch html or css. As commits are made, the website is rebuilt, so it should be hopefully pretty easy to edit.

07/29/2019 14:38:24 CEST

wine help, black screen

hey everyone, so, i have recently, switched from windows to linux mint 19.1-64 bit.

i had installed wine staging, and it worked like magic, and ran most if not all programs i needed.

then, my harddrive got corrupted, and had to get a new hard drive and reinstall linux mint 19.1-64bit, then reinstall all updates, then reinstall wine staging, this time around however, nothing works, i can install windows programs, but as soon as i run them, i just get a black screen, even my own game that i have exported through unity game engine, gives me a black screen (though i can hear music), so be it, my own game, battlenet client, origin, or whatever, after they're installed, i just get a black screen.

inxi -b result


Host: GW Kernel: 4.15.0-55-generic x86_64 bits: 64

Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa


Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: Z97X-UD5H v: N/A


Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z97X-UD5H v: x.x serial:

BIOS: American Megatrends v: F9 date: 04/21/2015


Quad Core: Intel Core i5-4690K type: MCP speed: 798 MHz

min/max: 800/3900 MHz


Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics

driver: i915 v: kernel

Device-2: AMD Tahiti XT [Radeon HD 7970/8970 OEM / R9 280X] driver: radeon

v: kernel

Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: ati,modesetting,radeon

unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~120Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz

OpenGL: renderer: AMD TAHITI (DRM 2.50.0 4.15.0-55-generic LLVM 8.0.0)

v: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.2


Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-V driver: e1000e

Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet driver: alx


Local Storage: total: 1.80 TiB used: 1021.84 GiB (55.4%)


Processes: 259 Uptime: 4h 07m Memory: 15.50 GiB used: 6.71 GiB (43.3%)

Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.27

if anyone can help me, it would be really appreciated.

07/29/2019 14:09:10 CEST

Save 50% on Northgard on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/466560/Northgard/
07/29/2019 11:12:50 CEST

How Diablo was completely Reverse Engineered without Source Code
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tADL_fmsHQ
07/29/2019 09:28:43 CEST

Bethesda implements DRM on DOOM from 1993
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh7nZ9t2eJA
07/29/2019 09:21:28 CEST

Google Stadia Won't And Can't Assure Us Our Game Purchases Will Remain Ours
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgF3BuKZWAI
07/29/2019 06:33:56 CEST

PSn00bSDK - Open source PS1 Software Development Kit.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5A96-pRF2w
07/29/2019 06:30:05 CEST

Play! PS2 Emulator now able to fully play 1945 + 1945 II
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYf6zDts3tc
07/29/2019 06:28:25 CEST

bsnes v108 officially released
URL: https://byuu.org/?bsnes_v108
07/29/2019 06:26:11 CEST

Can dxvk and vkd3d be installed simultaneously?

If not, then which one should i use? If i understand correctly, vkd3d is for DX12 only, while dxvk supports DX11 as well.

07/29/2019 05:35:06 CEST

Did something with EAC change recently?

I was able to get into matches for Apex Legends and Paladins. I couldn't actually play because I'm having some connection stability problems at the moment, though. Anyone else tried lately?

07/29/2019 04:23:35 CEST

what's a good android emulator for playing android games on linux with pre-configured keys?

something like nox app player

nox app p

and no i'm not gonna use virtualbox with android-x86


07/29/2019 02:47:15 CEST

OpenGothic, an open source reimplementation of Gothic 2: Night of the Raven is looking for help to compile/run in Linux!
URL: https://github.com/Try/OpenGothic/issues/16#issuecomment-515785974
07/29/2019 00:25:34 CEST

Your opinions on Emulator videos showcasing improvements and the progress of the Emulator but recorded on a Windows machine?

I enjoy posting emulation progress reports and improvement videos and such.

A number of other people like to as well.

Lately, a small number of people (you know who you are) feels the need to complain and moan all the time when a video showcasing the improvements or progress of the software which has nothing to do with the OS, but since it's recorded/tested on a Windows machine (and being the only video/showcase available)

The minority seem to not understand that it's about the software and its progress, not about the OS.

A lot of comments either come off as very insulting, entitled, or just complete ignorance and demand you (the OP) to create your own video of the software on Linux, even if you didn't create the video, nor have the PC able to do so, but they neglect all that.

There seems to be a lot of hypocrisy as well..

I.E. RPCS3 progress videos are all recorded on a Windows machine and when a video of it is posted, it's usually quite appreciated, gets 200+ upvotes and tons of positive comments. Like such https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/cik0zd/rpcs3_major_improvements_in_gran_turismo_games/ This was recorded on a Windows machine, but there is absolutely nobody complaining about it.

Nobody should either by the way, cause like I said, it's about the progress of the software, not the OS.

Recently I posted a video I did not create, but was a good basis of what the Zen2 and Zen+ GPU's are capable of with RPCS3 and the progress of the emulation itself which has 0 to do with the OS. Keep in mind, RPCS3 runs better on Linux and has more performance increases than Windows, so if it runs this well on Windows, it will run equal or greater on Linux. https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/cimmgt/rpcs3_zen_2_vs_zen_3700x_vs_2700x_red_dead/

It got a lot of negative comments, and I reacted sort of negative myself, but it's just every day on this sub. It's getting harder and harder to provide content and start discussions when there is about 10 or so people out of the thousands who feel the need to insult and attack any form of content that isn't Linux and Linux only.

There are even some people who feel the need to attack WINE and DXVK threads because they believe this sub should only be about Native Linux titles and news only.

I'm curious to what everyones opinions are on this matter.

If its more than just a small number of people who are upset over it, I'd gladly stop posting any emulation information unless it's a Linux video or mentions Linux specifically. Keep in mind that would mean no more Dolphin Progress reports and so forth as well, cause Dolphins progress reports specifically wrap around Windows and the software itself, and the fixes and such usually appy to Linux as well but don't always mention it, and that seems to piss a small number of people off as well.

Anyway, what are your thoughts?

Should Emulation posts only about Linux and recorded on Linux? Even if its from the official source, I.E. RPCS3 Video about Grand Turismo improvements since its recorded on a Windows machine

Or should the posts be allowed since they cover the software improvements which has nothing to do with Windows itself but the software at hand.

07/28/2019 23:53:58 CEST

Nvidia vs AMD GPU performance

Just built a new pc with a Ryzen 3600. Running pop_os and my old gtx 950 for the time being.

Looking for a $300-350 GPU to replace my old one.

Top choice is a radeon 5700 and rtx 2060.

Do Nvidia or AMD gpus perform better on linux? Is there any difference?

Does team green or team red have better software for controller display settings, fan profiles, and overclocking?

Does either make have better drivers and compatibility?

07/28/2019 23:29:55 CEST

XFCE to KDE input lag. Do you guys think the switch is worth it?

I love XFCE since it eased my way to migrating to Linux a week ago with zero issues and all of my games worked great. Although, KDE has significantly lower input lag but bombarded me with issues. Honestly, the recent DEs input lag test posts got me itching to hop distros.

I'm on Manjaro with an AMD gpu.

07/28/2019 22:49:22 CEST

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - DarNified UI Not Working

I'm trying to get Oblivion working with mods via Proton (Steam Play).

I'm doing the custom mod install (just copying files, not using a mod manager) and can see no changes to the game when I start it. I thought it might be related to the case-sensitive filesystem so I made sure there are no filename collisions.

Has anyone else here been able to get it to work? Any ideas on what could be going wrong or how to debug the issue?

07/28/2019 22:37:11 CEST

[Academic Study] Survey on eSports Event Attendance Motivations (&lt;5 mins)

Hey Everyone.

I am a graduate student at the University of Lincoln in Lincoln, U.K. I am currently writing my dissertation on the motivations of eSports event attendance, examining six games in particular (Street Fighter V, League of Legends, Dota 2, Overwatch, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Rainbow 6: Siege).

The survey only takes a few minutes to complete!

The survey contains 9 questions, exploring how different factors influence your intention to attend eSports events.

Participation in the survey is completely voluntary and anonymous, my academic supervisor and I will be only people to have access to the data which will be deleted after the completion of the dissertation. By participating in this survey, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old.

The survey link: https://unioflincoln.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebrN3pON6YGTywB

Thank you in advance and feel free to leave a comment or shoot me a pm if you have any questions.

07/28/2019 22:15:00 CEST

Eso Failed to initialize render device - ubuntu 18.04

Was told it just runs on lutris. Yet here I am, Lets start with the basics:description: Motherboard

product: M5A99FX PRO R2.0

description: CPU

product: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor

size: 16GiB

description: PCI bridge

product: RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GFX port 0)

vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]

physical id: 2

bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0

version: 00

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list

configuration: driver=pcieport

resources: irq:24 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:fea00000-feafffff ioport:d0000000(size=268435456)


description: VGA compatible controller

product: Curacao XT / Trinidad XT [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270X/370X]

vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]

physical id: 0

bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0

version: 00

width: 64 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom

configuration: driver=radeon latency=0

resources: irq:42 memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:fea00000-fea3ffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:c0000-dffff


description: Audio device

product: Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Ser

So I installed eso via steam, just to see if it works. It did not. I used lutris to install the wine seperate version, after trying to use the steam version installer. My steam in wine is just pointed at my ubuntu steam library, not in the wine file system (if that matters)

I have wine 4.1, but via lutris it shows up as wine 4.0. I got the game to run before by messing with the settings. I ran the launcher in wine the "launch exe in wine prefix" to work and get me to the actual menu of the game, but I couldn't log into my steam account, or link the two. Now I can't even recreate that.

I got sims 4 to install, and some other older games. I installed dvkx via this guide https://linuxconfig.org/improve-your-wine-gaming-on-linux-with-dxvk but got confused with the =wineprefix part as i assumed lutris does that for me. I installed amd drivers cause from what I see in the terminal Amd based drivers show up.

Any ways any insight would be nice. I'm still learning so don't be too harsh on me.

07/28/2019 21:30:26 CEST

Does Anyone Use TrackIR?

I play a lot of flight sims (X-Plane 11, DCS World, etc) as well as American Truck Simulator and would love take my sim experience to the next level with some head tracking.

Anyone dive into the world of headtracking and have advice?

07/28/2019 21:20:55 CEST

Made the whole video in Linux except voice recordings.
URL: https://youtu.be/Wgwo9Skp_3U
07/28/2019 21:20:43 CEST

Help with Monster Hunter World using proton

I recently bought a new computer (Ryzen 7 3700x, Radeon VII) and installed Arch Linux.

The only problem I'm having until now is that Monster Hunter World wont start using Steam Proton (I tried 4.2-9, 3.16-9 and 3.7-8). Most of the reports on protonDB say that it runs withou problem, but not in my case. I'm using mesa 19.1-3.1 and xf86-video-amdgpu 19.0.1-1 drivers.

Other games run perfectly, both proton and Linux natives.

This is the log I get from running Monster Hunter: https://pastebin.com/raw/ZQLa8Ryk

Apart from that, I also tried this game on Pop!_os and it didn't work either.

Any Idea of what is going on?

07/28/2019 20:56:14 CEST

Multiple users using the same steam library?

Ubuntu 19.04, have multiple users (different people) and want to use the same account so that we don't download the same game twice. Followed this and it mostly worked. (Realized I had to add each user to the group using usermod instead). But on the second account i try to add the steam library too, it says that the "steam library must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions". So I'm stuck at this point.

07/28/2019 20:28:33 CEST

Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall mod-friendly open source fan remake in Unity is releasing in just a few days!
URL: https://twitter.com/gav_clayton/status/1155353836229296129
07/28/2019 19:19:14 CEST

Radeon Image Sharpening on Linux?


The new Navi graphics cards have an exciting feature called Radeon Image Sharpening, which by all reports works great at a minimal performance hit, and is a good option for upscaling (e.g. rendering at 1800p and upscaling to 4k).

Is it possible to use this on Linux, or is it just Windows only? It would be very disappointing if it's the latter.


07/28/2019 18:39:30 CEST

Has anyone been able to get Eldewrito (Halo Online) to work?

I found a video of someone who did but for some reason my pc crashed trying to install dotnet40 in winetricks

07/28/2019 17:31:10 CEST

3D Tower Defense Game "Elemental War" Released With Day 1 Linux Support
URL: https://clockwork-origins.itch.io/elementalwar
07/28/2019 17:23:08 CEST

Anyone know how to watch World of Warships replays on Linux?

The process in windows goes like:

- Find replay file

- Right click and select "open with" then find the games .exe file

Obviously this isn't going to work in Linux. World of warships runs through steam.

I've been tooling around starting the game from terminal with:

steam steam://rungameid/552990

and trying to pass in the replay file name as some kind of parameter like:

steam steam://rungameid/552990 20190728_152821_PRSB106-Izmail_08_NE_passage.wowsreplay

but I've had no luck so far.

Any ideas?

07/28/2019 17:05:14 CEST

Beyond Two Souls Released on PC

Hello Ma Dudes

So Beyond Two Souls got released on PC, and it runs on linux, Install Epic Games from Lutris


Log in and enjoy

My Setup:

Kubuntu 19 kernel 5.1.16

Ryzen 7 2700x



07/28/2019 16:57:28 CEST

SMACH Z - Persona 5 - RPCS3 - 25 Watt TDP
URL: https://youtu.be/AhuPo7inEzs
07/28/2019 16:34:16 CEST

Can you run windows store games?

Hey I'm looking to migrate to Linux but haven't seen a way of playing windows store games like Forza horizon 4 on it, can anyone help?

07/28/2019 16:23:56 CEST

Weekly Tech-Support Thread for July 28, 2019: Ask your tech-support questions in this thread please

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

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

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

Ask away!

07/28/2019 15:33:21 CEST

Terminal Based Games Tools?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/civsfh/terminal_based_games_tools/
07/28/2019 15:29:40 CEST

[DEAL] Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (3,99€ / $4.79 at -84% 'lowest ever') until 28ᵗʰ July 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/52772/
07/28/2019 11:33:20 CEST

Linux Mint Gaming

I wanted to play CSGO and I'm only getting 30fps. On windows I was getting 100fps.

I have Nvidia 390.116 drivers.

What is the issue?

07/28/2019 10:34:45 CEST

Am I supposed to have a different BNet launcher for each game?

Hello there,

Working on adopting linux gaming and I play a good mixture of all of the blizzard games. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but each install through Lutris seems to install its' own BNet launcher, I assume because each game needs different WINE settings. However I would like to keep one launcher open so that the games stay updated like they do on Windows. Am I doing something dumb here, or is there supposed to a 1:1 mapping of BNet launchers to game installs?

07/28/2019 09:43:29 CEST

WINE: Change the size of the virtual drive/Create a new virtual drive

I've been trying to launch Starcraft II on my system (pop os:latest), but the virtual drive only has 20 gb of free space whereas I need 30 gb minimally. I've tried to map partitions via wine configuration, but Battle.Net launcher won't recognize that there is more than 30 gb there.
The only thing I can think of is either changing size of the virtual drive partition C: (~/.wine) or creating a new virtual drive partition. How do I do either of those things?

07/28/2019 08:39:12 CEST

Extinction Protocol seems to be trying something different in a strategy game, but certainly has atmosphere and storytelling.
URL: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/extinction-protocol-is-a-very-stylish-looking-minimalist-strategy-game-coming-to-linux.14661
07/28/2019 07:59:30 CEST

Steam network problems?

Ive been having a problem with steam on wine for Mac. When I try to go into steam that isnt my library its a black screen. It also shows none of my friends online. Ive looked at the how to and known bug sections of the wiki but nothing seems to work. Anybody know what to do?

07/28/2019 05:56:07 CEST

Just built my friend an AMD based Linux gaming system

It runs like a champ. Setting this up was a new experience since I haven't had a gaming PC since I switched to Linux a couple of years ago. I did a lot of gaming in the past on Windows PC's. I was really surprised at how smoothly this new machine plays games. The hardware is very modest, a Ryzen 5 2400G with 16GB 3200Mhz memory and an NVMe M.2 SSD on an MSI B450M Pro running Manjaro with the 5.2 kernel. I put a modest 3.8GHz/1300MHz overclock on the processor and integrated graphics. The parts for the entire system were under $500.

In light games like CS:GO it's easy to forget that it's a budget system. Unlike a budget Windows gaming PC it is butter smooth. He doesn't own any AAA games so I haven't had a chance to see those in action. In retrospect I should probably add a user account for myself and install Witcher 3 to see how it goes. ;) So far so good. Getting my friend's game controller working was the one hangup. It's a cheap thing from Walmart and it makes some games crash. I suggested he buy a used Steam Controller off eBay.

After seeing his new system in action I have no doubt that my next gaming PC will be running Linux. I was already there in my mind, hence convinced my friend to try it, but now I'm downright impressed.

07/28/2019 04:37:25 CEST

Windows vs Linux scheduling and its affect on gaming performance

From how I've understood things. Ryzen performs better on Linux in multi-threaded tasks due Linux's scheduler being better than Windows'. Would the same effect be seen in games where the performance would be higher due to Linux's scheduler being better than Windows'?

This probably is a very dumb question but i'm curious.

07/28/2019 03:05:50 CEST

Really want to make the swap

I really want to make the final swap by uninstalling my windows permenantly and having only linux on my gaming pc.

My problem to date for making the swap is that not all the games I play is supported natively.

Cant wait for the day all games works perfectly on linux!

07/28/2019 01:23:18 CEST

Which launchers have you gotten to work?

launcher Does it work for me?

I'm going to try running them with Proton through Steam.

07/28/2019 00:15:12 CEST

Origin Client not going online (Lutris)

I installed the Origin Client via the Lutris script and it installed fine but won't connect to the network. The PC is connected and BattleNet and EGS are able to go online. Anybody run into this before that can help?

07/27/2019 22:43:55 CEST

RPCS3 - Zen 2 Vs Zen+ | 3700X Vs 2700X | Red Dead Redemption
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bRyOFo5lAw
07/27/2019 22:37:12 CEST

Timespinner full screen

Has anyone been able to figure it? Ibset it to full screen and 1920x1080 but doesn't fill the screen.

07/27/2019 22:17:48 CEST

DirectX 11 with Unity Steam Game for Mac

I'm a super noob when it comes to wine, and I've recently downloaded Windows Steam on my Macbook Air (2014) with Mojave

I'm trying to play this new game called Swords and Souls: Neverseen, which looks like it was developed on Unity.

I've downloaded the game successfully on Steam into my Wine 64 bit wrapper, but when I try to run the game it gives me this error


I've looked into it a little bit and it may have something to do with like Vulcan or something, any help is appreciated or just letting me know that there's nothing I can do at this point.

07/27/2019 21:34:44 CEST

Diablo-like ARPG engine Flare 1.11 released, with new stash features and additional translations.
URL: http://flarerpg.org/index.php/2019/07/27/flare-1-11/
07/27/2019 21:23:47 CEST

Overwatch - Mouse buttons not working

Hello everyone, recently I have followed a tutorial on installing Overwatch and it indeed runs extremely well with Lutris. The issue I am having is that my mouse buttons do not work. The mouse itself works great for looking around but Primary fire and Secondary fire do not work, nor does the mouse wheel scroll or click. In controls options setting controls to the mouse buttons works, but once back in the game itself nothing happens when clicking.

I have tried setting controls to default multiple times. Restarted the game multiple times, and have rebooted. If I map Primary and secondary fire to a keyboard key they work fine, and if I plug a controller in, it all works fine as well. I have tried two mice, one a lenovo and the other a logitech. Thi sis on a desktop machine with no mouse touchpad.

I am running Pop OS 19.04 and using an RX570.

The guide I used to set up is:


Then I installed overwatch from the install script at the lutris website:


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

07/27/2019 20:32:48 CEST

RPCS3 - Major Improvements in Gran Turismo games!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvcUamoqNZ4
07/27/2019 20:14:26 CEST

Geforce NOW on wine

Hello! I was wondering if I could run Geforce NOW with wine and winetricks to play since my computer meets the minimum requirements for it to work perfectly. My Linux distro is Debian (Kali Linux Rolling) and I was hoping to continue using this valuable program.


07/27/2019 20:07:16 CEST

PC Game Development With Linux Support - Guide (Draft 2)

Following on from my previous post here discussing the idea of our subreddit writing as a community a guide on supporting Linux, and my first draft, this is the second draft I've typed up using the feedback everyone provided. I've tried to expand the content, add more information that was provided and fix silly errors.

I have done the best I can, but there are still many areas that could be expanded upon or developed further. For any section which needs more information, if I couldn't think of what else to add, I've placed a next to it. If you see a hammer, please recommend some content or changes to help me finish off this section.

I know the information isn't perfect (hence why I'm still calling it a draft) but hopefully we can improve this further and add some more polish. After that, once the content is more nailed down, the goal is to get this information somewhere where we can all easily edit it together. The current options being discussed are a Wiki, Github, GitLab or ReadTheDocs. Please vote on which one you prefer here.


PC Game Development With Linux Support - Guide

This guide is for any game developer evaluating bringing their current or next PC game to Linux, who has concerns about the difficulty/practicality/financial return of doing so, or looking for guidance on the best practices to follow.

Information about the Linux platform, advice on how to reduce the amount of work involved, warnings for common potential pitfalls and advice on how to best market your title is provided within.


  1. Common Concern: High Volume Support Requests
  2. Common Concern: Low Sales
  3. Common Concern: Distros & Dependencies Nightmare
  4. Leverage Linux Loyalty to Market Your Game
  5. Recommended Middleware
  6. Recommended Development Setup
  7. Common Pitfalls
  8. Advantages Of Multiplatform Support
  9. Proton Compatibility
  10. ( Anything else?)
  11. Further Help

Common Concern: High Volume Support Requests

"I've heard unpleasant stories from other developers about supporting Linux, such as disproportionally high volume of support requests."

This is mostly misinformation about Linux spread due to a claim that was made some time ago. A while back there was a tweet sent by a Technical VFX Artist working on a game, who claimed their game saw very few sales, but made up the majority of support tickets and crash rate, and provided stats for their claims. Their claims were refuted by others working on the same title, and the artist in question later retracted their statement. Despite this, the original claim is frequently quoted and linked to in many online discussions. ( Need links to back this up)

That said, there is some truth in the claim. These claims went back to 2014, which was a vastly different era for Linux gaming in terms of driver support and Steam support compared to 2019. As anyone will tell you, 5 years in a long time in the world of technology and things have changed substantially since then. ( Need links to back this up)

It is also true, that Linux is very different to Windows, and if applications are distributed the wrong way to Linux users by developers inexperienced with the platform, that there can be issues with missing libraries and poor desktop integration, however those issues can be easily avoided (and how will be described further on in this guide).

Overshadowing those two points is the biggest reason why there is some truth to the claim that you will receive disproportionately higher numbers of reports from Linux users: Linux users are more likely to report issues with software than non-Linux users. ( Need links to back this up)

It is a fair observation to make that a Linux user is more likely to be both technically adept, and strongly supportive of open source software than a non-Linux user. Supporters of open source software (and Linux users in general) typically are use to having a very close relationship with developers compared to regular software users, often spending time visiting the Githubs of software they use, leaving detailed bug reports and attempt to reach out directly to a developer to offer helpful information to improve the quality of software. ( Need links to back this up)

So it is likely you will receive more bug reports from Linux users than non-Linux users, and also likely than the quality of the bug reports you receive from Linux users will be of a higher quality than average, with more detailed information. This can be viewed as a positive, because often the detailed bug reports can be useful in identifying issues that affect users across all of your supported platforms. ( Need links to back this up)

Common Concern: Low Sales Volume

"The number of Linux gamers is a tiny fraction of the overall market, so I won't receive a high enough number of sales to warrant bothering to release a native Linux port."

Ultimately the decision is for you the developer to make, to decide if it is or isn't worth the effort to create a native Linux release. No one will deny that the overall number of Linux gamers compared to Windows gamers, is significantly lower.

According to Valve's Steam Hardware Survey, at time of writing, there is an estimated 684,000 monthly active users who use Linux as their primary desktop OS on Steam. This number is calculated by taking the 0.76% userbase statistic from the June 2019 survey, and applying that % to the estimated 90 million 'monthly active users' that Valve reports to have.

Linux gamers exert incredibly strong brand loyalty to their platform, are very pro-sumer in their purchases, and always eager to throw money and support to developers who support their platform. Piracy is generally much lower on Linux due to the self-aware nature of most Linux gamers, who recognise the damage piracy would do to their already small market. ( Need links to back this up)

If you do plan to release a native Linux game, be sure to take advantage of that brand loyalty!

By it's nature, the Linux gaming market also has much less competition and saturation than the Windows gaming market, due to the overall lower number of available games.

You may find your title will be especially popular if your game is of a genre that isn't commonly available on Linux. AAA games and multiplayer PvP games are often not available on Linux either natively or via Proton (due to their frequent use of AntiCheat technology that isn't compatible with Proton). If either of those descriptions fit your game, you should consider that your title would not be facing much competition on Linux.

Common Concern: Distros & Dependencies Nightmare

"Managing dependencies for Linux is a nightmare because there are many distributions and they each have different libraries."

The issue of how to manage the dependencies of your software on Linux is something that catches many developers off guard and can create headaches in supporting Linux. There are a number of ways you can deal with this challenge that greatly simplify the problem, reducing the complexity considerably down to the trivial matter of targeting a single runtime.

Managing Dependencies

Ethan Lee, a professional Linux porter, wrote an excellent write up with advice on managing the complexity of packaging games for Linux. It is well worth a read for advice from an experienced porter on how to best handle the task.

Take advantage of the Steam Runtime

Steam for Linux ships with its own set of libraries called the Steam Runtime. By default Steam launches all Steam Applications within the runtime environment. The Steam Runtime is based off Ubuntu 12.04. More information about this runtime can be obtained here. By targeting this runtime, you can ensure your application runs with a consist available set of libraries on all platforms. Any dependencies that you require that are not available in the Steam Runtime, you should package as .so files with your game.

Use AppImage or Flatpak

AppImage and Flatpak are container formats for distributing software on Linux and allow for packaging an entire runtime with them, so an application can bring with it all of it's own dependencies, to ensure the application works exactly as expected across all Linux distributions that support AppImage and Flatpak. Consider packaging your game into one of these formats

If you are not sure which format to go with, this author recommends AppImage for it's simplicity. ( AppImage or Flatpak?)

Take advantage of existing game engines & middleware that strongly support Linux

This is less of an option if you already have a game developed, but if you are still in the planning stage for a game, you will find it much easier to support Linux by choosing technologies that are known to easily support multiply platforms including Linux, such as Unreal Engine, Unity, Godot, SDL, and so on. Read the related 'Recommended Middleware' section for further advice.

Target a specific Linux Distribution

If you are still worried about potential issues over library dependencies and compatibility issues of running your game across multiple Linux distros, or the burden of support, there's another alternative, simply state in the requirements for your game that you only officially support one Linux distribution. The current popular choice is the most popular Linux distribution on Steam, Ubuntu.

One of the best things about Linux is the freedom to use it how you like, to customise Linux and go nuts with modifying it, as many Linux users will tell you. But at the same time, those Linux users will not be terribly surprised or disappointed if they discover your game, that explicitly states it targets 'Ubuntu 16.04 & Up', doesn't work on their rooted ARM CPU powered smart-toaster running Raspbian.

As long as the minimum requirements are clearly stated, the community will happily accept this. Chances are, your game will run fine on all popular Linux distributions by targeting Ubuntu, and many Linux gamers will enjoy your game even if they don't use Ubuntu.

Unofficial Linux Builds

If you are still not confident about the stability or optimisation of the Linux version of your game, but are interested in providing it anyway, you do have the option of providing a Linux build as an unofficial build. On Steam for example, there is the option to provide a native Linux build of a game, that can be installed the same way as an official version, without indicating on the Steam store page that there is official native Linux support.

Many games already do this, such as:

  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Faerie Solitaire
  • Thea: The Awakening
  • SCP: Laboratory
  • The Swindle
  • Arma 3.

If you are honest with the Linux gaming community, and inform them that the Linux support is unofficial or 'experimental', they will understand and likely appreciate even unofficial support. Later on, if the Linux build is a success, and runs well, you can make the support official.

Leverage Linux Loyalty To Promote Your Game

The Linux gaming platform has a uniquely high level of platform loyalty compared to other platforms. As a game developer, you should absolutely take advantage of that 'Linux Loyalty' and leverage it to increase the sales of your game.

To best take advantage of that Linux Loyalty, you should make sure to let the Linux gaming community know about your game and it's Linux support to maximise sales.

Many Linux gaming focused websites, frequently advertise new release Linux games to their many visitors, and are a great form of promotion for your games. One such website is gamingonlinux.com, run by Liam Dawe (who can be contacted via the website or GamingOnLinux Discord Group).

( More websites?)

Consider requesting your social media campaigner create a post on r/linux_gaming when you release your game, to let the community know, for more great promotion of your title.

( Anywhere else?)

Recommended Middleware


Quoting the official website:

Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform development library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware via OpenGL and Direct3D. It is used by video playback software, emulators, and popular games including Valve's award winning catalog and many Humble Bundle games.

SDL is a library commonly used to simplify the work of creating cross platform games or game engines, and supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, and Android. SDL has been in development for a long time and is a highly effective solution for abstracting the details of how to perform common OS specific tasks. This is especially useful for porting a game to Linux with an existing codebase written from scratch.

For more information on how to use SDL, consult the SDL's official wiki.

Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine has the ability to compile to native Linux and the Unreal Engine Editor is available for Linux as well (however it must be compiled from source). Rocket League is a great example of a highly success game that supports Linux (as well as Mac and consoles) and was developed with Unreal Engine, that routinely puts out new content for all it's supported platforms.


Unity features Linux support and can compile native Linux games. Recommended versions of Unity to use are 2017.2 or 2019.x, and to avoid 2017.3 and 2018.3. If you are using either version it is recommended to upgrade to 2019.x to avoid a Vulkan crash on Linux.

In 2019, Unity announced they will be officially supporting Linux for their editor as well, due to increased demand.


Godot is an MIT licensed open source game engine that can be used for free without any licensing costs. The Godot engine and Godot Editor both support Linux, and Godot also offers a headless server version of Godot to run on Linux for multiplayer games. Godot is the perfect choice of engine for 2D games, with 3D support as well, and offers easy 1-click one export to Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS, with commercial porting services available for supporting game consoles as well. If your game is developed in Godot, supporting Linux is a no-brainer.

Recommended Development Setup

Cross Platform from the Start

While it's possible to always port a game after it's made, that is certainly doing things the hard way. It's best to start crossplatform from the beginning and use cross-platform libraries and technologies. SDL, Vulkan, crossplatform game engines and middleware.

Compile for Linux as Soon As Possible

Test early, test often. Start compiling on Linux as soon as possible, for maximum benefit. If you compile cross-platform from the start, then each platform will tend to smoke out bugs and bad assumptions, and this will be a net benefit for all platforms.

Testing Machines

To reduce the need for dual booting, you can use GPU passthrough with Virtual Machines to perform all of your development on one OS, and test other OSes via a VM. Please note, this comes with the warning that GPU passthrough is not always reliable, can set off some anticheat software, and doesn't always replicate graphics driver behaviour. ( Not sure about this whole paragraph)

Alternatively setting up a dual boot PC to run Windows and Linux is another option.

Linux Distributions To Test

You can cover almost 90% of your users by simply testing your game on Ubuntu and Arch.

GCC or Clang?


It's a good idea to use both during your development. Clang is recommended for releases, as it typically gives better overall performance, and Clang on Windows can compile for both Linux and Windows. ( This information was given to me by someone else but I have nothing to verify it with! Sources?)

Docker for Linux Servers

( Need more info, not sure what to write about this.)

Common Pitfalls

Game Engines That Support Linux Still Require Testing

Game engines like Unreal Engine and Unity are incredibly helpful. These engines offer you help for exporting your game to Linux, taking care of the building and/or packaging process. This greatly reduces the effort needed to get your game running on Linux, however, it is still necessary to test your game running on a Linux development machine as you would do on Windows, as there sometimes can be Linux-specific problems.

Test Multiple GPUs

Much like on Windows, wildly different results for the same games can occur from difficult GPUs. As a minimum, it is recommended to test at least AMD + Mesa, NVIDIA and Intel + Mesa.

There is for example, strong circumstantial evidence that NVIDIA GPUs are far more fault tolerant of bad OpenGL code than other vendors.


32-bit support is increasingly being phased out of the world of computing, and this is true on Linux as well. The number of 32-bit Linux installations is now so low that there is no benefit to choosing 32-bit over 64bit, and 32-bit builds are really unnecessary.

XDG Base Directory Specification

The XDG Base Directory Specification in simple terms describes where your software should place files on a user's Linux PC. Much like on Windows, application configuration data should be stored in the appropriate directories to avoid cluttering your user's /home directory.

Filepath Capitalisation

It's such a small detail that it's easy to overlook. Windows filepaths are not case sensitive. Linux filepaths are case sensitive. This can create relatively minor issues that can break games when porting them to Linux. The general advice is to pick a filepath capitalisation structure and stick to it, or simply use lowercase for everything.

Open File Formats for Audio/Video

For maximum flexibility to port your game to every platform, it is strongly advised to use open file formats for audio and video.

( Any other common pitfalls?)

Advantages Of Windows/Mac/Linux Support

Despite being seen as an additional burden, developing games for multiple platforms, including Linux, has many advantages.

Portable Code is Better Code

Different operating systems may react differently for the same code, if there is a bug or non-standard use of C/C++. Some errors may even be swallowed, but hit in another place later. Compiling and running your game on multiple compilers and OSes can help make the code more robust. A bug that appears rarely on one platform can be easily reproducible on another platform.

Not only can multiplatform support make your code more stable, but it can also improve performance, as Valve discovered themselves when they ported their first game to Linux, Left 4 Dead 2. During the process of porting their game and engine, what they learnt revealed issues with their Windows version of their engine as well.

Multiplatform development is generally only difficult if your code is tied very tightly to a specific platform. By ironing out the bugs of multiplatform support and developing a strong multiplatform workflow, you eliminate bugs and inefficiencies in supporting multiple platforms and create truly portable code. With portable code, it becomes easy to support additional platforms in the future, such as new game consoles or cloud streaming services (such as Google Stadia).

Increased Sales

It goes without saying. When the cross platform work is managed, multiplatform support means more sales for your game. Different games appeal to the Linux gaming market to varying degrees, for some games Linux support could be a large boost to your sales figures for minimal extra work.

Pro-Consumer Positive Image

Linux support is seen favourably as a positive thing by consumers, like a game promoting DRM-free as a feature. Linux support on Steam is also a great 'value added' benefit to your game even for your Windows customers, as the Linux version of your game will be included in their purchase.

Linux Servers for Multiplayer

Developing your game to compile natively for Linux has the advantage of making it easier to run your multiplayer servers on Linux. ( Probably poorly worded)

Proton Compatibility

If after exploring all options you find that Linux support is still prohibitively difficult, time consuming, or expensive, there is always the option of making some attempt to remain compatible with Proton.

Proton is a Compatibility Tool created by Valve, that makes it possible for Linux gamers to play some Windows games on Linux with varying degrees of success. While this is an advantage particularly for games that release on Steam, it is not necessary for your game to be available on Steam to be played with Proton.

Generally speaking there is not much that you as a developer are required to do to take advantage of Proton. Proton compatibility when it occurs by accident, doesn't cost anything, and only expands the reach of your game to provide additional sales.

Statistically you are likely to find your game will already be compatible with Proton even without making an attempt to officially support it, as typically around 60% of Steam's games are compatible with Proton anyway.

Maintaining Proton compatibility is less a matter of taking specific steps, and more a list of technologies you should avoid to maintain compatibility with Proton, such as avoiding when possible:

  • Intrusive DRM
  • AntiCheat middleware
  • Windows Media Foundation
  • .Net Framework

For optional performance, it is recommended to make Vulkan your primary renderer (or at least an option in your game's graphics settings).

The official advice from Valve on this subject is:

"We recommend you target Vulkan natively in order to offer the best possible performance on all platforms, or at least offer it as an option if possible. It's also a good idea to avoid any invasive third-party DRM middleware, as they sometimes prevent compatibility features from working as intended."

The great advantage of Proton compatibility, is the expanded reach of your game to a slightly larger audience, without any additional burden of support. Small decisions during your game development on how to avoid losing compatibility with Proton early on, can help achieve 'Platinum' Proton compatibility, resulting in more sales.

The only catch, is that it is worth remembering the loyalty of many Linux gamers to their platform. Some Linux gamers will insist on only purchasing native Linux games for their platform, so called 'no tux, no bucks' policy. To achieve the highest number of sales possible and take full advantage of the Linux market, a native Linux title is still necessary.

Further Help

If you have any further questions or concerns not addressed in this guide, please reach out to the community. The following places are recommended for help:

07/27/2019 19:30:34 CEST

Overwatch fps is capped at 60 on xfce manjaro. Does anyone know how to uncap it?

Also, how do I switch right Ctrl with left Ctrl? Changing the key bind in-game does not work.

I switched to Manjaro from Windows a couple of days ago so please bare with me.

07/27/2019 19:26:52 CEST

Flare 1.11 released, now with separate private and shared stashes
URL: http://flarerpg.org/index.php/2019/07/27/flare-1-11/
07/27/2019 19:21:43 CEST

RPCS3 - Major Improvements in Gran Turismo games!
URL: https://youtu.be/fvcUamoqNZ4
07/27/2019 19:07:46 CEST

Battle net agent update fails

I installed a fresh new archlinux right now and i'm trying to install overwatch using lutris, but I got a problem that fails to update the battle net agent. So I run lutris in terminal and post the code right here: https://pastebin.com/UgBa6buU .

I never had a problem installing overwatch using lutris. I tried to install battle net using lutris and the .exe from blizzard site and I had the same problem :(.

ps: I installed gog galaxy from lutris(All-in-one version) and when I launch it, for some reason gog galaxy could not update automatically(Never happened before).

07/27/2019 17:58:08 CEST

My grandfather bought game disks for windows but...

I just recently installed ubuntu as a standalone os. he was running something older than xp mind you. he bought a game thats called like a 1000 card games, and prolly a board game game. is there a chance that these will run with wine. I havnt seen the disks but i assume they only work on windows cuz ya.

07/27/2019 17:53:52 CEST


Because many have neglected God and His Word, God is coming with judgements to bring in violence and destruction. Repent. Those who put their trust in God and Christ, follow His 10 commandments, repent, cleanse themselves with blood of Jesus, live holy and love thy neighbor may be spared. Be encoruaged to replace worldly music with biblical music. Harp music is biblical. His destruction and judgement and bringing of violence come soon. Russia will invade USA and USA will be hit with nukes and foreign troops and all types of disaster.

07/27/2019 16:39:23 CEST

Linux input lag analysis V2(6DEs + Windows 10 1809)

Hello again! I've redone the tests i did in my previous tests due to lack of accuracy and other feedback i've received. the method didn't change from last time, other than only CS:GO being tested this time(local listen server on cs_workout with harmless bots, i always looked up from CT spawn and measured screen changes by firing the desert eagle.) and the sample size was bumped up to 10; so assuming i didn't fuck up the measuring, there should be (1000 / 240) multiplied by 2 ms of inaccuracy in a worst case scenario due to rounding.(and if i did wrongly measure, add another 4.16ms of fuzzing).

VERSIONS OF SOFTWARE USED + HARDWARE USED : SOFTWARE : Windows 10 1809(17763.615) on NVIDIA 430.53 Linux 5.1.14 on NVIDIA 430.26(Mageia 7) Cinnamon 4.0.10 KDE Plasma 5.15.4 GNOME 3.32.0 IceWM 1.5.4 Enlightenment 0.22.4-4 Everything on X11. The ingame framerate was roughly the same on both Windows and Linux.(approx. 280FPS) Linux was launched with the "make-linux-fast-again.com" kernel options. Windows had the spectre/whatever patches disabled.

I9-9900k on MSI Z390 motherboard with NVIDIA Geforce 980ti
Logitech G603(Wireless 1ms with the 1000hz mode)
Samsung C24FG70(144hz 1ms VA)
Samsung S9+(240FPS recording)

RESULTS : Sorted by :(Avg. latency, min, max, most common value)

Windows fullcreen windowed
38.3333ms, 33.3333ms, 45.8333ms, 37.5ms

Windows fullscreen exclusive
24.5833ms, 20.8333, 29.1667ms, 25ms

88.3333ms, 79.1667, 91.6667ms, 91.6667ms 

30.8333ms, 20.8333ms, 41.6667ms, 33.3333ms

29.1667ms, 20.8333ms, 50ms, 33.3333ms

25.8333ms, 20.8333ms, 33.3333ms, 25ms

KDE (no composition) 
28.75ms, 20.8333, 37.5ms, 29.1667ms

KDE (forced composition)
45ms, 33.3333ms, 54.1667ms, 45.8333ms

KDE(no composition, no nvidia allow vblank sync) 
27.9167ms, 20.8333ms, 33.3333ms, 33.3333ms

28.75ms, 20.8333ms, 37.5ms, 25ms

Note : the third KDE test is with the option in the NVIDIA control panel "allow sync to v-blank" disabled, but it appears that it did nothing.

Conclusion :

Judging from the minimum values, it appears that the is zero difference for sure with all DEs that scored 20.8333ms minimum when put against Windows, for the "most common value" and averaged values the results are too close together to be judged accurate by the measurement method.

Questions/answers :

How do i make an even better measurement?

Well ideally you'll need a high refresh rate monitor that has a response time of the gods like a CRT, a 1000fps camera, an input device with a LED soldered on that lights up when you press it, and to top it all custom software to evaluate both 2D app and 3D fullscreen performance in a way so that you can have accurate measurements in spite of the monitor's relatively poor response time when scanning the pixels. Then you measure your recording and do (1000 / camera framerate) multiplied by your number of frames between the moment your LED lightened up and the screen changed. Then you do this dozens of times...

How can i ensure that i get the lowest latency on my setup?

The rule of thumb is : if the DE/Compositor supports fullscreen unredirection and the app/game properly does the fullscreen OR if you can disable the compositor, and nothing is messing with the input devices you are good to go apparently.

How do i know if the DE/WM/Compositor did fullscreen unredirection/compositing blocking properly?(GNOME/KDE)

You'll need a keyboard that has a mouse wheel or some way to get a similar popup to appear(laptop's fn keys should do it) :

GNOME: When the volume control popped up, the windows should "glitch out" and go back to windowed mode. This means it did indeed do fullscreen unredirection apparently.

KDE : If you have kept the shadows effect turned on, there should be a shadow effect on the edges of the volume control popup if Kwin isn't turned off, if you see no shadow at the edges then Kwin was successfully turned off.


Absolutely NONE of the compositors/WMs i've tested didn't suffer from at least one of those : * Horrible latency(so bad it's visible when dragging windows)(KDE, Cinnamon) * Horrible v-sync stuttering, the least worst culprit is GNOME, KDE stutters so bad it looks like it's barely at 60fps until kwin is disabled and suddenly everything is smooth.(even slight stuttering is easily revealed with glxgears) * Total inability to disable the compositor or otherwise disable the v-sync that causes the above issues to occur.

Note: GNOME appears to have been improved for 3.34.

Wayland just doesn't work at all on NVIDIA, sorry, i would've tested GNOME with xwayland if i could.

I couldn't test CS:GO against Wine either.(didn't know how)

07/27/2019 16:29:31 CEST

Krunker.io, a free multiplayer browser based fps game with fast paced gameplay complete with a Linux client
URL: https://krunker.io/
07/27/2019 15:51:53 CEST

GPU for machine learning and gaming

Hello linux_gaming community,
I have been a Linux user for 2 years, I use it mainly for programming and as a daily desktop. However, I still have Windows 10 installed for occasional gaming.
Now I want to upgrade my rig with a new GPU which should have decent support for gaming as well as it should be able to speed up small to medium sized optimizations of machine learning problems (kaggle competitions etc.). Do any of you have a recommendation which GPU's are suitable for this use case?

Thanks in advance!

07/27/2019 15:26:28 CEST

DesmuME how to blow?

I am playing zelda phantom hourglass, and there is a section which requires me to blow. However I can't seem to find a way to actually blow. There is no setting on menu in DesmuME to blow. Any way to make it work?

07/27/2019 13:09:17 CEST

Can anyone help me understand why Steam wont launch after a fresh reinstall?
URL: https://i.redd.it/yorl8pfxbtc31.png
07/27/2019 11:12:50 CEST

US Quake Community: Champion of the Week FFA Tournament

Tomorrow is our weekly QuakeWorld FFA tournament, which is simply a pub game where the player with the most overall frags in two hours is awarded the title "Champion of the Week" and a role on our discord server.

-Address: usquake.world:28501

-Date && Time: Saturday, 07-27-2019 AT 8PM/2000 Central Daylight Time (US)

Offical discord invite link: http://discord.usquake.world

Quakenet IRC channel: #usqc (if you would like to idle here contact me and I can make you can account on our private IRC bouncer)

QTV: http://usquake.world

Our QuakeWorld servers are the most populated in the US (possibly all of NA) and we typically have a large turnout on event nights.

Thanks for reading! Hope to frag you soon!

07/27/2019 08:57:47 CEST

Tried to play stalker for 3 days, moving to windows, ive had enough linux. forever.
URL: https://i.redd.it/anyqk6et3rc31.jpg
07/27/2019 03:43:37 CEST

Any guides for Running Skyrim with Mods using Proton?

All the guides out there seem to be using PlayOnLinux, which is kind of a a waste.

Skyrim seems to work fine on its own in Proton, but I want to add Requiem (and a bunch of other mods) and it seems to be somewhat more complex.

Anyone have any experience with this?

07/27/2019 03:19:52 CEST

Graphics drivers, GPU information, Confusion

How do you tell if your drivers are correct/up to date; how do you find if your GPU is operating at the expected parameters? What programs are used for tweaks like overclocking or undervolting? The usual software I'd think to use for this, the GUI stuff provided by the manufacturers.. I'm not seeing an equivalent in linux. Point me in the right direction?

07/27/2019 03:19:46 CEST

Strategy RPG "Vagrus - The Riven Realms" On Fig With Linux Support
URL: https://www.fig.co/campaigns/vagrus-the-riven-realms
07/27/2019 03:07:52 CEST

Wine vsync on double monitor setup help

I have a double monitor setup,
The first monitor is a 1920x1080 60Hz connected with HDMI
The second is a 3440x1440 100Hz Gsync connected with DP My GPU is a 1070 and I have nVidia proprietary drivers installed

I checked that vsync works fine with CS:GO but when I play League of Legends I just keep getting vsync capped at 60fps
I did the install using Lutris and I installed the d9vk version
I searched for a solution but everything I could find was:

  • Setting the ForceRefreshRate registry key to 100 (dec) in wine
  • Setting the environmental variable __GL_SYNC_DISPLAY_DEVICE=DP-0

But the only real solution is just to disable the 60Hz monitor before starting the game

I was hoping there was a solution without having to disable my other monitor since I often use it while playing, like for video calls on discord.

I use Arch btw

07/27/2019 01:37:32 CEST

Differences with Lutris wine builds "lutris", "ge-protonified"?

Today noticed "lutris-4.12.1" wine build, finally some newer wine build as "ge-protonified" is frozen again older wine 4.10.

What is differences with them, no information on lutris wiki about this "lutris" wine build.


07/27/2019 01:25:53 CEST

[release] Fantasy Strike - fighting game that's easy to learn, hard to master
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/390560/Fantasy_Strike/
07/27/2019 01:20:51 CEST

What's the state of Adobe Creative Cloud on Linux via WINE?

I've read it doesn't really work but still, share your experience if any.

07/27/2019 01:16:48 CEST

Don't base race the Zerg.
URL: https://v.redd.it/vx026f317qc31
07/27/2019 00:42:12 CEST

ckb-next on Fedora: anyone else getting an error about uinput?
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fedora/comments/ci3k3o/ckbnext_and_uinput/
07/26/2019 23:13:40 CEST

Half-Life: Decay Linux Natively

I didn't find much of anything on how to play Decay natively on Linux until I did a little bit of searching around. Here are the steps:

  1. Install Sven Co-op on Steam (It works for me, natively, despite only having the Windows icon next to 'Play Game')
  2. Once done, download these files: http://scmapdb.com/map:decay
  3. Next, extract the .zip file to: /.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Sven Co-op/svencoop_addon

And there you go.

07/26/2019 23:01:17 CEST

Problem with steam on wine Mac OS.

I can launch steam just fine and the steam little browser thing opens. But after a minute or two the browser disappears from the screen. Theres still the little dot under the steam icon saying theres an open tab but I cant seem to get it to show up. Any ideas?

07/26/2019 22:14:20 CEST

What mods should I play DOOM 3 with?

Im thinking of playing DOOM 3 for the first time. Im going to play the non-BFG version with dhewm3. What mods should I play it with?

07/26/2019 20:12:00 CEST

A few questions regarding gaming in Linux.

I have a dual boot system with Debian 10 and Windows 10. All the work I do is in Debian but when I game I switch back to Windows. In the recent few months I am seeing Linux gaming being featured in the media a lot, like in blogs, Youtube, etc. So I had a few questions about it, if anyone would be kind enough to clarify.

  1. For all the steam games that I have installed in Windows HDD, do I have to reinstall their Linux versions (if they exist) ?
  2. Can I just point to the main .exe file in Proton/Wine/Lutris in the installed directory and hope the game runs ?
  3. Similarly for a non steam game, or steam game without a Linux version, do I have to reinstall it using Wine and its derivatives ?

Since I do not really play multiplayer my primary concern is about the save game files for both steam and non steam games that save offline.

If this info is needed, I have a laptop with i5 + 1050Ti.

07/26/2019 19:57:34 CEST

Text Adventure Game "The Notwork" Released With Day 1 Linux Version
URL: https://green-pike.itch.io/the-notwork
07/26/2019 19:25:36 CEST

2D Point and Click Game "The Slaughter: Act One" Now Available on Itch.io
URL: https://brainchild.itch.io/the-slaughter-act-one
07/26/2019 19:24:03 CEST

Sims 2 in Wine Mac OS X

Can someone please help me, I've looked all over the internet and cannot figure this out! I'm just trying to get Sims 2 Free Time on my Mac. I've read that using a patched version of Wine it will work, which I can apparently download here (https://github.com/lah7/sims-2-wine-patches). However, I'm a total noob with Wine, I've only been able to successfully make a wrapper, I don't know how to patch or any of this and all the documentation I'm finding doesn't make any sense to me. Can someone direct me or explain how I get these patches, or find me a download link for a patched version of wine? lol. Any help would be appreciated!

07/26/2019 18:44:38 CEST

Strawpoll: do you prefer fullscreen or borderless window?


Asking, because I am working on Luxtorpeda - Steam Play compatibility tool to run games using native Linux ports. I am not sure if I should take additional measures to make sure games start in fullscreen or in borderless window mode.

07/26/2019 18:13:59 CEST

Morowind - How Do You Get MWSE or MGE to work?

I have Morrowind installed through Wine and I was able to get all the expansions with patches installed and install Morrowind Code Patch. I would like to get MGE with MWSE to work but I think this is not possible with wine. I am willing to settle with MWSE but I cannot get it to work.

I have tried OpenMW and I do like it however many mods I use do not work in OpenMW or at least as of now. Any help will be most appreciated!

07/26/2019 17:20:42 CEST

I built a COMPUTER in Minecraft!
URL: https://youtu.be/A_H0b5lLEVs
07/26/2019 16:48:12 CEST

Bought Wolfenstein Youngblood over MMOGA and got Bethesda version cant install

Hey Guys,

im using Manjaro. Im new to Linux Gaming and yeah. Working all in all perfectly. I bought the new Wolfenstein via MMOGA and activated it via Bethesda, installed the Bethesda via Lutris. When im going to Login its working perfectly. But when ill try to install it, it happens nothing...

Ive already searched about Linkin my Steam with the Account but that is not possible without be in the game...

So someone got a solution?

Best Regards

07/26/2019 14:29:08 CEST

The Wild Eight Demo in PlayOnLinux

The Wild Eight is a low-poly survival game in the frozen wilderness. Runs great in PlayOnLinux with DXVK




07/26/2019 14:27:10 CEST

Help Me Write A Guide For Indie Game Developers Bringing Games to Linux, First Draft

This is a draft of a guide. Based on my previous thread here, I am trying to compile all the great answers from this thread here, so we can create a sticky thread guide for developers on how to bring games to Linux.

Please provide feedback! Help me improve the quality of this guide by recommending changes, cite a section and paragraph, and the changes you would make. Up vote good edits in the comments, down vote bad edits, with your feedback I will update the guide and make a new draft version in a new post with the highest voted changes. Feel free to write and suggest entirely new sections if you have more information you think could be useful to add to this guide! Please point out anything in my content that isn't accurate, I do not want to spread poor quality information..


A Guide For Indie Game Developers Bringing Games To Linux

Who is this for? \Section 1])

Anyone considering bringing games to the Linux platform, who has questions about the best practices, or concerns over the practicality/usefulness/financial return of shipping native Linux titles of their games.

Concern: "I've heard unpleasant stores from other developers about supporting Linux, low sales and high volume of support requests." \Section 2])

This is mostly misinformation about Linux spread due to a claim that was made some time ago. A while back there was a tweet sent by a Technical VFX Artist working on a game, who claimed their game saw very few sales, but made up the majority of support tickets and crash rate, and provided stats for their claims. Their claims were refuted by others working on the same title, and the artist in question retracted their statement. Despite this, the original claim is frequently quoted and linked to in many online discussions.

That said, there is some truth in the claim. These claims went back to 2014, which was a vastly different era for Linux gaming in terms of driver support and Steam support compared to 2019. It is also true, that Linux is very different to Windows, and if applications are distributed the wrong way across Linux, that there can be issues with missing libraries and poor desktop integration, however those issues can be easily avoided (and how will be described further on in this guide).

But the biggest reason why there is some truth to the claim that you will receive disproportionately higher numbers of reports from Linux users, is because Linux users are more likely to report issues with software than non-Linux users.

It is a fair observation to make that a Linux user is more likely to be both technically adept, and strongly supportive of open source software than a non-Linux user. Supporters of open source software (and Linux users in general) are use to having a very close relationship with developers compared to regular software users, they are far more likely to write detailed bug reports and attempt to reach out directly to a developer to offer helpful information to improve the quality of software.

It is likely you will receive more bug reports from Linux users than non-Linux users, and also likely than the quality of the bug reports you receive from Linux users will be of a higher quality than average, with more detailed information. This can be viewed as a positive, because often the detailed bug reports can be useful in identify issues that effect users across all of your supported platforms.

Concern: "I won't receive a high enough number of game sales to warrant bothering to release a native Linux port." \Section 3])

Ultimately the decision is for you the developer to make, to decide if it is or isn't worth the effort to create a native Linux release. No one will deny that the overall number of Linux gamers compared to Windows gamers, is significantly lower.

According to Valve's Steam Hardware Survey, at time of writing, there is an estimated 684,000 monthly active users who use Linux as their primary desktop OS on Steam. This number is calculated by taking the 0.76% userbase statistic from the June 2019 survey, and applying that % to the estimated 90 million 'monthly active users' that Valve reports to have.

Linux gamers exert incredibly strong brand loyalty to their platform, are very pro-sumer in their purchases, and always eager to throw money and support to developers who support their platform. Piracy is generally much lower on Linux due to the self-aware nature of most Linux gamers, who recognise the damage piracy would do to their already small market.

If you do plan to release a native Linux game, be sure to take advantage of that brand loyalty! Reach out to the community and let Linux gamers know about your game if you're planning to, or have, released a native Linux version.

Many Linux gaming focused websites, such as gamingonlinux.com, run by Liam Dawe (who can be contacted by email contact form on the gamingonlinux.com website or via the official GamingOnLinux Discord Group), frequently advertise new release Linux games to their many visitors, and are a great form of promotion for your games. Also consider creating a post on r/linux_gaming when you release your game, to let the community know, for more great promotion of your title.

You may find your title will be especially popular if your game is of a genre that isn't common on Linux. AAA games and multiplayer PvP games are often not available on Linux either natively or via Proton (due to their frequent use of AntiCheat technology that isn't compatible with Proton). If that sounds like a description that fits your game, you should consider that your title would not be facing much market competition on Linux.

Concern: "Managing dependencies for Linux is a nightmare because there are many distributions and they each have different libraries." \Section 4])

The issue of how to manage the dependencies of your software on Linux is something that catches many developers off guard and can create headaches in supporting Linux. There are a number of ways you can deal with this challenge that greatly simplify the problem.

  1. Take advantage of the Steam Runtime.
    Steam for Linux ships with its own set of libraries called the Steam Runtime. By default Steam launches all Steam Applications within the runtime environment. The Steam Runtime is based off Ubuntu 12.04. By targeting this runtime, you can ensure your application runs with a consist available set of libraries on all platforms. Any dependencies that you require that are not available in the Steam Runtime, you should package as .so files in a runtime package with your game.
  2. Use AppImage or Flatpak to ship your game with all of it's dependencies included.
    AppImage and Flatpak are container formats for distributing software on Linux and allow for packaging an entire runtime with them, so an application can bring with it all of it's own dependencies, to ensure the application works exactly as expected across all Linux distributions that support AppImage and Flatpak. Consider packaging your game into one of these formats.
  3. Take advantage of existing game engines & middleware that strongly supports Linux.
    This is less of an option if you already have a game developed, but if you are still in the planning stage for a game, consider using a game engine that is known to work well across a broad range of Linux distributions. Unity, Unreal Engine 4 and Godot (and many others) are all known to have strong Linux support. These engines allow for simple one click export of your game, reducing the effort or supporting Linux considerably.
  4. Target a specific Linux distribution
    If you are still worried about potential issues over library dependencies and compatibility issues of running your game across multiple Linux distros, or the burden of support, there's another alternative, simply state in the requirements for your game that you only officially support one Linux distribution. The current popular choice is the most popular Linux distribution on Steam, Ubuntu.
    One of the best things about Linux is the freedom to use it how you like, to customise Linux and go nuts with modifying it, as many Linux users will tell you. But at the same time, those Linux users will not be terribly surprised or disappointed if they discover your game, that explicitly states it targets 'Ubuntu 16.04 & Up', doesn't work on their rooted ARM CPU powered smart-toaster running Raspbian. As long as the minimum requirements are clearly stated, the community will happily accept this. Chances are, your game will run fine on all popular Linux distributions anyway by targeting Ubuntu.
  5. Unofficial Linux Builds
    If you are still not confident about the Linux version of your game, but are interested in providing it anyway, you do have the option of providing that build as an unofficial build. On Steam for example, there is the option to provide a native Linux build of a game, that can be installed the same way as an official version, without indicating on the Steam store page that there is official native Linux support. Many games already do this, such as Thomas Was Alone, Faerie Solitaire, Thea: The Awakening, SCP: Laboratory, The Swindle and Arma 3.
    If you are honest with the Linux gaming community, and inform them that the Linux support is unofficial or 'experimental', they will understand and likely appreciate even unofficial support. Later on, if the Linux build is a success, and runs well, you can make the support official.
  6. Proton Compatibility
    If after exploring all of the above options you find that Linux support is still prohibitive, there is always the option of making some attempt to remain compatible with Proton. Generally speaking there is not much that you as a software developer are required to actually do to achieve this, and statistically you are likely to find your game is compatible with Proton anyway. Maintaining Proton compatibility is less a matter of taking a specific step, and more a list of things you should NOT do to maintain compatibility with Proton:
    The official advice from Valve on this subject is:
    "We recommend you target Vulkan natively in order to offer the best possible performance on all platforms, or at least offer it as an option if possible. It's also a good idea to avoid any invasive third-party DRM middleware, as they sometimes prevent compatibility features from working as intended."
07/26/2019 12:59:10 CEST

SDL 2.0.10 Released With New APIs, Drops Mir In Favor Of Wayland
URL: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=SDL-2.0.10-Released
07/26/2019 11:59:26 CEST

Bring me up to speed on Nvidia vs. AMD GPUs, please.

I've built computers and used Linux for 20 years, but now I'm building my first desktop exclusively for Linux with games as a major use-case. I'd prefer to go with AMD, because they're more open/Linux-friendly, but at the end of the day I'm a pragmatist who's been using Nvidia cards with the proprietary driver for years without a hitch.

In case it matters, the platform is AMD AM4/X570. 4K should be playable. 1080p should be perfect, even when streamed via Steam (with Ubuntu LTS and an antique passive Nvidia on the other end). GPU passthrough / VFIO is on the radar. So the cards under consideration are the Radeon VII and the RTX 2070 Super or plan 2080.


So, what should one go with, nowadays, and why?

07/26/2019 11:40:14 CEST

Multi-Lingual MMORPG - Dynamic Language Translations


Ryzom has recently integrated, and begun testing, a 3rd party tool which provides dynamic (real-time) in-game language translations. Whilst it's relatively common for NPC's to interact with players in most common languages, is it as common in today MMO's to also have player interactions dynamically translated into your chosen language?

We think it's a great opportunity for our players, to be able to play alongside each other without needing to worry about language translations, and so far our testing has been a success !!

We've successfully tested translations in English, French and German, but are planning to add both Russian and Spanish over the next couple of weeks as well.

The testing carried out so far is limited to the 'Around' chat channel, which is visible to players located nearby only. However, further testing will extend the dynamic translations to cover all channels in the game, meaning universally players will be able to interact with each other using their native, or chosen language.

How does everyone else deal with language translations within their chosen MMO's?

07/26/2019 11:39:00 CEST

Save 50% on Moonlighter on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/606150/Moonlighter/
07/26/2019 11:16:01 CEST

Save 80% on Hero Siege on Steam
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/269210/Hero_Siege/
07/26/2019 11:15:49 CEST

Mouse area limited to window

Hi, my mouse has been acting weird in Deus Ex HR and Dragon's Dogma DA. So the mouse is confined to what seems to be the window inside the gaming, hindering the mouse from going unlimited in one direction. I've tried the options in this thread: https://old.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/comments/b3ekj6/mass_effect_3_mouse_capture_problem/ But none of the options worked, meaning the "capture mouse", "emulate desktop", "mouse warp"-options and ALT-TAB. Deus Ex runs in a 64-bit archive with DXVK, while DDDA in a 32-bit without DXVK. I have used a Xbox One controller to play Deus Ex for a while flawlessly. (Side-question: Maybe for another thread, but does anyone know how to register the controllers triggers in DDDA?)

Any ideas are appreciated!

07/26/2019 10:49:02 CEST

Hey linux_gaming, should we write a helpful guide for indie game developers on bringing games to Linux?

If you haven't already, it would be worth checking out this thread:

I moved my entire game development platform to Linux earlier this year, now I have a Linux port. But I probably won't release the game for Linux.

It's a great thread about a very Linux friendly indie game developer in a real world situation, wrestling with the finer details of attempting to bring a game to Linux natively, deciding if it is or isn't worth the effort. They expressed concerns mainly over dependencies issues, myths about the number of support issues that come from Linux, and other concerns.

I read through the responses that were given to that thread and I was amazed by the number and quality of really great replies offering very helpful advice. The developer has given positive replies of appreciation and is going to look into some of the info that was provided.

I think it would be a great resource for other game developers who might in a similar situation, to compile a summary of the best advice from that thread and put it together into one guide, then signal boost that guide to make it noticeable for developers who are dealing with the issue of Linux support.

Getting this useful information out there could significantly boost the number of native Linux games in the future.

What do you think? Do you agree? If so how should we go about this?

07/26/2019 10:36:37 CEST

Link’s Awakening disassembly progress report – week 5 (Sorta related to Linux as it's emulation basically, and a highly interesting project worth sharing)
URL: https://kemenaran.winosx.com/posts/links-awakening-disassembly-progress-report-week-5/
07/26/2019 09:01:39 CEST

How to hide the system tray?

Wine has its own System Tray which is theoretically supposed to integrate with you Desktop Environment. But my Desktop Environment doesn't have an app tray, I just get a floating window with an app icon from Wine.

How can I hide or remove the Wine System Tray?

07/26/2019 06:36:43 CEST

Extremely high GPU usage for one specific game.

I have an issue where one specific game spikes up to 100% GPU usage despite having a very capable Vega 64 GPU. I have made a bug report to the game clients developers but blame seems to be shifted towards Mesa & LLVM with no forseeable resolution. GitHub link: https://github.com/runelite/runelite/issues/9254

I've tried reinstalling my OS, downgrading and upgrading both Mesa and LLVM and still nothing seems to fix this issue. Thing is here that all other applications work with expected performance. Note: I did not have this issue when I had a GTX1070 with nvidia prop. drivers in an otherwise identical setup.

I can play without gpu-rendering, but this is not a good solution for the problem, as rendering a 1080p screen is taxing with low framerate too, and has a fixed render distance.

07/26/2019 04:36:01 CEST

ELI5 - Gamemode Problem

Hey guys,

Can someone here help out a complete and utter newbie? I've been using Linux for -TWO- days. I've chosen PopOS and so far I'm slowly getting to grips with it. I have followed a guide and installed Lutris, DXVK and I *think* GameMode.

The last one is where I need some help and I really need this explained to me like I'm 5.

I've installed a few games. I've got "LD_PRELOAD /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgamemodeauto.so.0" set up in my system settings and if I run "gamemoded -s" in terminal when a game is running it tells me Gamemode is active.

The toggle in Lutris however is disabled and greyed out and I can't figure out if Gamemode actually is running or not. I've asked in a few places and I've been told about 32-bit versions of the client and how I should have "libgamemodeauto.so" (without the trailing 0) in my lib folder and I don't.

Have I done something wrong? Does the command overwrite the need for the toggle in Lutris? Have I made a mistake? If you do take the time to offer me some help (I truly appreciate it) please remember, this entire system is new to me. Assume you're talking to your elderly aunt.

07/26/2019 02:51:19 CEST

is linux gaming more vram intensive?

I'm just finishing a build with an rx 580 4gb i got in a flash deal and for what I gather there seems to be some issues with DXVK and vram overhead?
will it impact performance in a 4gb model too much compared to a rx 580 8gb? even to the point where it might justify a 50% premium?

07/26/2019 02:29:54 CEST

Amd color settings?

Im looking for a gui to adjust color settings with my amd Vega 56. Like Nvidia has with there settings gui. I mainly just want to up my vibrance/saturation

07/26/2019 01:50:42 CEST

Proton not working

Whenever I launch a gaming using proton it says that it's running when nothing is up, and then it says syncing as if it closed. I tried reinstalling steam, reinstalling proton, reinstalling the games, and even video-nvidia, but nothing works. I'm using manjaro 5.2.2-1, but it was doing this a few days ago while I was still on manjaro 4.19. It did work before though, it just isn't now and I don't know why. Native linux games work fine though.

07/26/2019 01:13:59 CEST

Manjaro Gnome - League Of Legends - Lutris **HELP**

I've installed league of legends through lutris, when i launch the game the logo pops up and then thats it. I have included the logs below if this helps. I'm very new to linux.

2019-07-25 23:52:26,936: Unable to read stat for process 15521 2019-07-25 23:52:26,936: Unable to read stat for process 15521 Waiting on children 2019-07-25 23:52:27,944: Unable to read stat for process 15464 2019-07-25 23:52:27,944: Unable to read stat for process 15464 Waiting on children 2019-07-25 23:52:29,950: Unable to read stat for process 15480 2019-07-25 23:52:29,950: Unable to read stat for process 15480 Waiting on children 2019-07-25 23:52:30,048: Unable to read stat for process 15459 2019-07-25 23:52:30,049: Unable to read stat for process 15459 2019-07-25 23:52:30,049: Unable to read stat for process 15472 2019-07-25 23:52:30,049: Unable to read stat for process 15472 Waiting on children 2019-07-25 23:52:30,051: Unable to read stat for process 15455 2019-07-25 23:52:30,052: Unable to read stat for process 15455 Waiting on children 2019-07-25 23:52:30,073: Unable to read stat for process 15442 2019-07-25 23:52:30,073: Unable to read stat for process 15442 Waiting on children 2019-07-25 23:52:30,114: Unable to read stat for process 15416 2019-07-25 23:52:30,114: Unable to read stat for process 15416 2019-07-25 23:52:30,114: Unable to read stat for process 15563 2019-07-25 23:52:30,114: Unable to read stat for process 15563 All children gone Exit with returncode 0

07/26/2019 00:56:43 CEST

Gaming on Linux is Starting to BEAT Windows in FPS
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13BQljK9ZwM
07/26/2019 00:40:30 CEST

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is 67&amp; off on Steam and has a Gold (and Rising) rating on ProtonDB
07/26/2019 00:15:04 CEST

I moved my entire game development platform to Linux earlier this year, now I have a Linux port. But I probably won't release the game for Linux.

I created a cross-platform online action puzzle game that was released late year. It's a single code C++ base that cross-compiles to 5 different platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS). Windows was my primary development machine but I always partially worked on Linux because the game server is built for Linux, and it's on the same code base. The game client is built ontop of Cocos2d-x. Earlier this year I migrated my entire development platform from Windows to Linux, which improved my development flow tremendously.

The thing is I never actually intended to release on Linux. I've read and heard unpleasant stories from other indie game developers on supporting linux builds, and I'm sure you've heard the stories as well (like <3% of sales but 30% of the support tickets, 0.1% user 20% crash rate etc).

The mobile versions of my game are set to be released very soon, and now I have this "extra" Linux build, where I do most of the development and testing. But it doesn't make any sense for me to launch it. For a game my size for example, say I sell another thousand copies through this update. With Linux at 3% user base is 30 copies. At $10 a copy after fees and taxes I net an extra $150 For $150 to support the most diverse OS on in the world just doesn't seem to be worth it.

And just to give you another perspective interms of Linux support for completely custom code: I statically link libstdc++ for my server for it to operate on the cloud so I have the greatest compatibility with most distros without having to rebuild. Yet when I deploy to various cloud platforms I still run into kernel compatibility issues. I end up having to switch providers who can offer distros with newer kernels.

I feel like this is an unsolvable problem for linux gaming. You want an easy way to deploy on Linux, but the Linux ecosystem fights back at you. It's seems backwards that the optimal method to play games on Linux right now seems to be through a compatibility layer. And for small indie games like mine, Linux release just seems like a bad idea even when the development is done natively on Linux.

07/25/2019 21:50:58 CEST

COD4 Stats Get Corrupted

I installed COD4 retail version using the latest stable version of wine 4.0.1 and all works well except I am unable to use my player stats in Wine. When I load multiplayer it says my stats are corrupted and they get reset and I reset to rank 1 at prestige 1. My single player campaign stats are fine and I still have the whole campaign unlocked.

07/25/2019 21:37:19 CEST

Are there any unified game launcher front ends made for television?

On my desktop I'm using Steam and Lutris to organize my games. I know Steam has its big-picture mode which is pefectly serviceable, but I'd have to add all my non-Steam games (mostly emulated things) manually. Retroarch is coming to Steam in a month or so but I think that's just going to launch their frontend. Is there anything that unifies all of these for a television interface? Also, Lutris is able to see the games I have installed through Steam in the Import games menu but it doesn't actually import them and I've had to add them manually. Any idea how to get that to work?

07/25/2019 21:23:35 CEST

Wolfenstein: Youngblood - Proton 4.2-9 [German]
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snzYYlU_Y_4
07/25/2019 21:13:37 CEST

Worms W.M.D - Free Weekend until 28ᵗʰ July 2019, 17:00 UTC
URL: https://steamcommunity.com/games/327030/announcements/detail/2717278228059148800
07/25/2019 19:48:22 CEST

Steam - QuakeCon 2019 sale until 30ᵗʰ July 2019, 17:00
URL: https://store.steampowered.com/news/52625/
07/25/2019 19:31:33 CEST

Midi keyboard through wine?

I have FL Studio working perfectly under wine, and want to use a midi keyboard to create music better. How would one use a usb midi keyboard through wine for wine software?

07/25/2019 18:50:13 CEST

Wireless gamepads are not detected after "sleep mode"

Let's say I'm playing a game. I go AFK for 5 minutes and my gamepad turns off to save battery. Then I turn it on again to keep playing but wine won't detect it again unless I completly close and start again the game.

Is someone else experiencing this issue?
If so, where should we report it? Thank you.

07/25/2019 18:48:54 CEST

Jupiter Hell - Early Access Launch Trailer (Turn based Rogue Like)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY8hfy0GopQ&feature=youtu.be
07/25/2019 18:21:00 CEST

Vegan on a Desert Island [open source, WIP but playable?]
URL: https://www.voadi.com/
07/25/2019 18:00:13 CEST

10 Open Source RPGs for Linux
URL: https://v.redd.it/j74gfvt3efc31
07/25/2019 16:36:59 CEST

10 Open Source RPGs for Linux
URL: https://v.redd.it/qgwlgmlmdfc31
07/25/2019 16:36:39 CEST

Dark Souls 2 Crashing

i was testing using the terminal
the only thing that happens is withe screen and close

the only thing i could understand in the terminal was to enable double buffering
i'm not sure if this is something to be enabled in wine or my GPU
because i have Intel Integrated

i don't think there's a way to enable double buffer

07/25/2019 16:23:29 CEST

Chris Titus Tech: Gaming on Linux starting to beat Windows in FPS
URL: https://youtu.be/13BQljK9ZwM
07/25/2019 16:05:12 CEST

[sorry if this is considered tech support] thinking of upgrading my graphics card and the nvidia driver is starting to seriously piss me off, is there any good cost efficient amd graphics cards or is nvidia still leading?
07/25/2019 15:53:49 CEST

Steampunk trading and building sim "Merchant of the Skies" will be released on Steam on July 30th, for Linux/Mac/Windows.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lRVkJWQY9Y
07/25/2019 15:51:24 CEST

GameHub at risk of no longer being maintained due to the maintainer's Github account being restricted for living in Crimea.
URL: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/issues/289
07/25/2019 15:21:33 CEST

Colony-building simulator "Oxygen Not Included" leaving Early Access on July 30th.
URL: https://forums.kleientertainment.com/forums/topic/109281-oxygen-not-included-launching-july-30th/
07/25/2019 13:40:47 CEST

GameHub development in jeopardy: GitHub account restricted by U.S. economic sanctions
URL: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/issues/289
07/25/2019 13:13:00 CEST

Defend The Keep - Patch 1.0.2 - Limited slow motion and ability balancing
URL: https://i.redd.it/pfemtpu0pec31.jpg
07/25/2019 10:00:41 CEST

Unlit Demo is now available for Linux.
07/25/2019 09:31:51 CEST

Darling Progress Report Q2 2019 (MacOS Applications in Linux)
URL: http://blog.darlinghq.org/2019/07/darling-progress-report-q2-2019.html
07/25/2019 09:06:08 CEST

[Vita3K] Persona 4 Golden improved - Enters Intro graphics
URL: https://twitter.com/Vita3K/status/1154088721748254720
07/25/2019 07:58:27 CEST

Visual Novel "Heaven's Grave" Now Has Linux Version
URL: https://blackcrosstaylor.itch.io/heavens-grave
07/25/2019 07:17:48 CEST

Play! PS2 Emulator Updated 24 July 2019 (Available For Windows x86/x64, Mac, Linux, Apple iOS &amp; Android)
URL: https://purei.org/downloads.php
07/25/2019 07:04:57 CEST

A Steam/Stadia partnership could be like giving gamers a new high-spec PC for free
URL: https://www.pcgamesn.com/stadia/steam-partnership-game-streaming?h=AT2FelLULHMA5DrvJEcoNnf6B44mLAqPPFuLkgXgQGw_ox-knh9yqAM7fwx4stqsXB4_8yOntONIa3R1CQidLDeGuh0K0UDYX3CreJ_Oq7bVUnjvBBebNSTXcwx8JtvA-TEW8Zki
07/25/2019 06:48:44 CEST

Battle.net black screen help

Hi all. With the launch of Classic WoW coming up I'm trying to install Battle.net on my Pixelbook (chromebook) that has official linux support through Crostini (linux containers). I have tried using lutris but it never works since it doesn't create the battle.net.exe file so something is wrong with that installation.

I have followed the guide here and that has been the only way to successfully install/launch battle.net. Something odd to note is that I cannot find a folder that creates the battle.net.exe file but if I run the setup launcher that will run the program after going through the quick setup process.

However, when it launches the window is completely black. I will also see a little pop up on the bottom right of my screen saying I have an item in my inventory, or something like that, and if I move my mouse over the top right of the black screen some friends list text pops up so I know the program is working somewhat. I have also tried adding commands to boot the program in d3d9 with no luck.

I am on ChromeOS Version 75.0.3770.144 (Official Build) (64-bit) and wine-4.12.1 (Staging).

Any help would be appreciated

07/25/2019 06:33:41 CEST

How can I get Ultimate Spider-Man to run with Wineskin or Portingkit?

On Mojave 10.14.5 I have the folder with the .exe and have everything setup, but when I run the main USM.exe, it just flashes a white screen? This happens through Wineskin and Portingkit.

I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me out.

Thank you so much!

07/25/2019 04:48:34 CEST

gamemode question - FPS improvement technically, feels like a slow down (Rust the game)

Hi guys, was curious if anyone might be able to point me down the right troubleshooting path. When I enable the gamemode prefix in the properties section of Rust and it launches. i verify my clock speed is increased and the governor has changed. indeed, in Rust my FPS increase by roughly 5-10 at the highest according the Steam overlay FPS counter. It is definitely more stable...according the counter.

In feel, while I notice that it seems more consistent, it looks as if it is LESS frames than when it's off. It gets very jerky at times, particularly when my FPS is above 55 or so with the Steam overlay counter.

It's very confusing and makes me think I am seeing another phenomenon with my refresh or similar.

Fedora 30

uname -a : Linux 5.1.19-300.fc30.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jul 22 16:32:45 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

mesa: 19.2.0-0.26 (Git)

I have verified this behavior with stock Fedora Mesa and upstream.

Ryzen 2700x

Vega 64


Maybe it's thermal throttling? But why would FPS counter be so high when it moves weird. It's not shaders as it doesn't happen when not using Gamemode. Thanks for the thoughts!

07/25/2019 04:41:21 CEST

DXVK, D9VK and Gallium Nine. Which projects can be merged into wine?

Guys, I am a newbie that is not even graduated in a computing area, so go easy on me.


I see that there are some projects with the goal of improving the translation of DirectX (9, 10 and 11) in Linux, but although they are meant to be used in Wine (and derivatives like Proton), they are not mainteined by the Wine team. I also heard that the Wine team doesn't intent to implement DXVK (and does that include D9VK too?) in the Wine project, but they will little by litte improving the existing Wine DirectX implementation, so you always will have to install DXVK/D9VK separetely, which will always be satellite projects. Am I correct in all that I said until now?


  • Appearly there is no intention in merging DXVK/D9VK into Wine, but what about Gallium Nine?
  • How fast is the developing of the current official Wine DirectX implemantation? Is the Wine team able to use a good amount of code from DXVK, D9VK and Gallium Nine to improve its own DirectX implemantation?
  • And what about DirectX 12?


People, I cited specifically the three projects DXVK, D9VK and Gallium Nine because I only know them. If i forgot some project, fell free to consider it too.

07/25/2019 04:33:46 CEST

Lutris and Eldewrito - Crashing When Joining Games

Hi All,

I installed Eldewrito via the installer on the Lutris website. After changing the settings to use DXVK 1.2.1 (per a recommendation on the HaloOnline subreddit), I got the game running smoothly.

However, whenever I attempt to join a game already in progress online via the Server Browser, the game crashes: screenshot example

Has anyone else installed and played online successfully via Lutris? Has anyone had a similar issue and can offer a fix?


07/25/2019 03:36:08 CEST

Halo Master Chief Collection (MCC) Github Issue/Request For Proton

I opened an issue on the Proton github. I advise anyone who has the game or even the beta to give their feedback here to help Valve with making this game work on Linux and to show Valve there is lots of interest for Halo MCC on Linux.


07/25/2019 02:00:11 CEST

Why this error in Neverwinter? I installed it through lutris and I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. Then my gpu is an Intel Sandybridge Mobile.
URL: https://i.redd.it/er3cu3ei5cc31.jpg
07/25/2019 01:26:16 CEST

Bad Business unannounced Linux port - TESTING

Bad Business is $0.90 on Steam right now. The developers have issued a Linux port for testing on Steam.

If you run into any issues, reach out via Discord: http://discord.hut90.com/

07/25/2019 00:40:08 CEST

Origin Black screen

Hi everyone! My PC is running Wine Staging 4.12.1 on latest Manjaro Stable. I am tring to install Origin through wine, but I'm getting a black Origin windows with clickable buttons but nothing visible. Is there any fix for that? I also tried installing via Lutris, same bug :(

07/25/2019 00:17:46 CEST

Stress testing a new machine

What do you guys do to stress test a new machine? Meaning, what tests do you suggest for testing stability and temperatures on Linux?

I plan on running memtest86+ for a while for RAM and have already done badblocks on the HDD previously.

For CPU and GPU I have no idea. I used to run Prime95 and Furmark, but those are Windows only AFAIK.

I have been looking at the Phoronix test suite, but the number of benchmarks is overwhelming. C-Ray seems to thrash both CPU and RAM, but is that ideal? I'm also worried I'll accidently commit a ton of writes to my SSD, which I don't want.

07/24/2019 23:09:21 CEST

Skyrim VR

Hey guys so I got an email from steam yesterday saying Skyrim VR is $20 and debating about buying. Proton gives it a silver rating. Curious on your guys experience and if I should get it or not. I am running Manjaro with a r7 2700x and gtx 1070 if that makes a difference.

07/24/2019 22:44:44 CEST

The steam survey numbers on Linux marketshare might be artificially low
URL: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/295513-amd-explains-why-steam-doesnt-accurately-measure-market-share
07/24/2019 22:06:06 CEST

So here's how DXVK runs on an integrated GPU .....
URL: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/chd62o/so_heres_how_dxvk_runs_on_an_integrated_gpu/
07/24/2019 22:03:00 CEST

So here's how DXVK runs on an integrated GPU .....

After I upgraded my notebook RAM last Saturday , I wanted to try some of my old hardware-taxing games to see how will DXVK (With E-sync enabled) stand on an intel GPU.

It's a low-tier HP notebook with the following specs:

intel core i3 6006 U 2 GHz - intel HD Graphics 520 - 12 GB RAM (Previously 4 GB)

With Manjaro Xfce installed , I tested 5 games with my comment on every one of them , I played them with a controller to decrease the input lag from the low frame rates , also CPU governor is set to powersaver , I tried with performance but I found 0 difference in FPS.

First before I go in topic and people start accusing me of trolling , I'm NOT encouraging anyone to buy the games and play them on this type of low-end hardware , this is just game testing in my free time , don't scroll down if you are from those 4K fanboys !


Far Cry 4:


FPS ~15-20 FPS on 1280x720 & ~20-25 on 960x540
Graphic setting Game low graphic profile and no v-sync
Glitch Sometimes invisible rectangles can appear on some building textures , but this is not game-breaking at all and rarely happens.
Bug 1 The game has a notorious gamepad support even on Windows , the Xpad driver and xboxdrv didn't help .... I used antimicro and mapped the KB/mouse controls to my controller.
Bug 2 You need XACT 64 bit with Windows XP comp. for sound to work in game.
My notes The game has a steady performance , didn't feel any stuttering playing it and can progress quite well.


Grand Theft Auto V:

Game with D3D10.1

Game with D3D11

FPS @1280x720 runs at ~15-20 in downtown and ~20-25 in more less loaded areas even on foot.
Graphic setting Textures and reflections set to very high with everything else set to normal and no v-sync.
Glitch 1 Game has a weird graphic glitch that happens if not set to very high textures that the terrain begins to disappear under your feet and keeps doing so after some playtime and can be game-breaking , after setting textures to very high the issue has a very small chance to happen.
Glitch 2 Setting textures to very high generates a new issue of textures of surfaces and cars starts to pop out aggressively on the screen after some playtime , D3D10.1 has a less chance for this glitch to repeat so it's quite more stable than D3D11 , annoying but not game-breaking.
Bug Self radio still doesn't work.
My notes Despite the mentioned annoying glitches , the game is playable and can progress normally , what is strange is that the game doesn't lose any performance even at very high textures from normal textures and other options don't make a difference either ..... The only option that affects FPS is the resolution which is pretty weird ..... This is the only game that doesn't utilize the GPU fully too !


The Witcher 3 GotY Edition:


FPS @1280x720 ~10-12 FPS (Even when riding Roach)
Graphic setting Low in-game graphic profile and no v-sync
My notes The game is GPU-thirsty ... there's no 0 FPS drops and it can be played and progress too but despite that , I can hardly name it entertaining to play this way (Maybe because this is my favourite game of the 5) but if you can play it in any other way , I will second you on that .... I still didn't reach Novigrad (The most taxing area in the game) but I will update the post when I go there.


Kingdom Come Deliverance:


FPS @960x540 16-20 FPS at average with @1280x720 10-12 FPS (On foot or horse just like The Witcher 3)
Graphic setting Low game profile and no v-sync.
Bug The game will refuse to boot with Windows comp. set to Win. XP claiming that the GPU doesn't support D3D11 .... Setting it to Win. 7 solves the problem.
My notes The game while it has this low FPS , it's quite playable and very stable with no 0 FPS drops (Mainly because it's a dialogue-heavy game with slow-paced gameplay ... total opposite of The Witcher 3) ... This game is the reason why I lost my old R9 270X last November




FPS @1280x720 gets 20 FPS average (On foot or car)
Graphic setting Low in game profile with no v-sync
Bug 1 The game is while playable , is quite unstable ... pressing the profiler button twice (X button) has a chance to make the game freeze ... but that's about it.
Bug 2 The game freezes on the loading screen when DXVK compiles the shaders , exiting then running it again will make the system freeze completely and your only escape is just a hard power off .... deleting DXVK cache after each play session solved the issue (Just made a script to do this) .... what's weird is that this issue didn't happen when I didn't reach the open world yet , after going out to the city it started happening.
Bug 3 Like Far Cry 4 .... it needs 64 bit XACT and Win. XP comp. to play sound in game.
My notes I remember having micro-stuttering issues and 0 FPS drops back in 2015 when I first-time played this game on Win. 10 ... It looks cleaner here despite the low FPS but still this freeze issue still giving me headaches , everything else is OK.


Other games I tested/want to test/couldn't test :

Assassin's Creed Unity Those buggy memories I still dream of , but since it's from my favourites I thought about it .... but I'm still replaying the first AC with D9VK at the meantime , so I think I will test it later.
Rise of Tomb Raider Still playing Tomb Raider 2013 sorry
FIFA 17 Doesn't even run mainly b