Arch with Gaming VM Help!

SeeNi

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So I'm new to the whole linux in general but I wanted to see if it would be possible to install Arch Linux on my laptop and install a Windows 10 gaming VM on that Linux. I have Asus VivoBook M570DD with Ryzen 7 3700U, 8gb of ram and GTX 1050. I saw a youtuber do it but in order to create powerful gaming vm u need to have 2 graphics cards or integraded gpu on your cpu. So for Arch Linux I would like to use my Vega 10 and for gaming VM i would like to use GTX 1050 via the process he called hijacking. I would like to know if this is possible on my setup and should i get another 8 gb of ram?
 


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Most steam games work on Linux, some out of the box and other with steam proton.
And what do you mean with "certain software"?
 

SeeNi

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Most steam games work on Linux, some out of the box and other with steam proton.
And what do you mean with "certain software"?
cheats that have its hooking ways wich dont work on linux at all said by the developer
 

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FIrst, All Valve games run on Linux as Linux games. They have a Linux version for all of them (i.e. CS:GO). Second, Valve has created a system called Proton that runs many non-Valve games on Linux the way WINE does, but better. Third, I don't believe VMWare has a video driver that can support very many games, so in my experience it's not worth trying to use a VM for gaming. If having WIndows is a must for certain games, or cheats, then you may need to dual boot. I dual boot to play Fallout 76. Fallout 4 runs great now using Proton, but my Fallout 76 wasn't purchased in Steam so I can't try using it there. :( So boot to Windows to play, reboot to Linux for all else. With a good rig and an SSD for the OSs you can reboot from one to the other in just about a minute, 2 at most.
 

SeeNi

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FIrst, All Valve games run on Linux as Linux games. They have a Linux version for all of them (i.e. CS:GO). Second, Valve has created a system called Proton that runs many non-Valve games on Linux the way WINE does, but better. Third, I don't believe VMWare has a video driver that can support very many games, so in my experience it's not worth trying to use a VM for gaming. If having WIndows is a must for certain games, or cheats, then you may need to dual boot. I dual boot to play Fallout 76. Fallout 4 runs great now using Proton, but my Fallout 76 wasn't purchased in Steam so I can't try using it there. :( So boot to Windows to play, reboot to Linux for all else. With a good rig and an SSD for the OSs you can reboot from one to the other in just about a minute, 2 at most.
But dualboot would for me then remove the reason for linux and that is lack of useless apps, good security and no chance for someone to spy on me, but when i run vm i can pass mouse and keyboard to windows and thats it.
 

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Windows is Windows regardless of it being installed on a hard drive or installed in a VM. The only difference is how you get there. If you're worried about someone spying on you when you play a game when you reboot to WIndows, they're going to be able to spy on you when you run the Windows VM to play the game as well, unless you disable the VM networking. If you don't want Windows at all then you have to resign to not playing any games that won't work on Linux using WINE or Proton, or one of the other various apps that bridge the gap.

For me, I dual boot to play 1 game. All other games either run on Linux or I do without.
 

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Some games run rather poorly through proton. In some cases, as we just saw with Doom Eternal, it can even result in system issues as anticheat software turns to become much more integrated. One way around this is using something like QEMU with Virgil whereby PCI/USB passthrough is allowed to your virtual machine. This is also a good way around games which check if they are being run in a virtual machine or require specific hardware.
 

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You need to do PCIE Passthrough. I'm assuming you're using KVM and qemu. I've managed to make it work with Nvidia 1070ti. It's not easy to set up. Look at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PCI_passthrough_via_OVMF. It's easier to set it up with an external monitor attached to the passthrough graphics card (possibly extra usb mouse and keyboard too). Once you've set it up, you need to configure looking-glass and scream for the video and audio to appear on same screen.
 

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But dualboot would for me then remove the reason for linux and that is lack of useless apps, good security and no chance for someone to spy on me, but when i run vm i can pass mouse and keyboard to windows and thats it.
no one wants to spy on you so you don't have to worry about that.
plus you only want to run those games so you can cheat. go legit and stop aimbotting
 


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