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It no longer makes sense for windows to be the default gaming OS

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If you are really picky about what you want to play, and are willing to to spend a lot of money to feed your love of gaming, then I guess windows would be the best choice...since the driver installation for graphics cards is a little better.

However, a surprising number of games in my steam library are Ubuntu compatible, i just test Portal 2 to see if it works, and so far it does. I'm really happy about how much progress general linux computing has made over the past 4 years, my experience this time around since I tried it originally has been much different. The more expensive graphics cards are totally unnecessary for gaming, the Nividia 1060GTX, which now pretty old and cheap as far as computer hardware is concerned, can pretty much play everything on steam.

For those who don't need to have the latest/greatest graphics and sound, then linux works great as a gaming kernel. I'm guess some graphics cards will still work without driver installation. My 5600G processor is supposed to support graphics on its own to a pretty high degree...we'll see how it goes!
 


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Realistically, Windows is still the default. All games are designed to work (depending on version at the time of their initial release) on the OS.

While there has been great improvements in Linux in terms of gsming through multiple projects and the compatibility of gsmes has increased dramatically, some popular titles such as Valorant, PUBG, Destiny League of Legends or other kenel level anticheat software that has not been adapted to run on Linux despitr being supported by them, are still prevelant.

Personally, I have used Linux entirely as a daily driver and have no plans on switching to Linux. But that's not the case for everyone.
 
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Realistically, Windows is still the default. All games are designed to work (depending on version at the time of their initial release) on the OS.

While there has been great improvements in Linux in terms of gsming through multiple projects and the compatibility of gsmes has increased dramatically, some popular titles such as Valorant, PUBG, Destiny League of Legends or other kenel level anticheat software that has not been adapted to run on Linux despitr being supported by them, are still prevelant.

Personally, I have used Linux entirely as a daily driver and have no plans on switching to Linux. But that's not the case for everyone.
I played LOL for years, I did not know that.

I'm basically just saying that now is a fine time to transition to Linux gaming, even though I realize it won't happen because it's a compromise. Awesome linux gaming is very possible though, even for online stuff.
 

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Linux still lacks and will always lack the graphics driver support for gaming that Windows has and will always have.

Open source graphics drivers are getting better but still not good enough.

Dedicated driver support by hardware manufactures needs to be the same for Linux as it is for Windows.
 

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I play a lot of games on Linux I own close to 2100 Games on my main steam account alone I own about 6 steam accounts and then I also have all the other clients like EA and so on so I would bet i own close to 4000 Games over all some may be the same games but still. gaming on Linux is not all there but it has come a long way in the last 1/2 year with proton that keeps getting updated to work with most games and if you like me that like to tinker with it so you can get most out of the game and have full control over the game which you can't in windows the same way as you can in wine then gaming is really good also by using Linux for gaming you get an understanding about the games you will never get on windows because you just hit play and it runs and when it doesn't run you fucked. Linux gives a freedom that window hasn't had since Windows XP.
I have my own Youtube channel where I live steam gaming on Linux
there you can get a good idea of how games Run
I also mainly only play games with steam in Wine not native steam because I have full control over that and only games that need native steam to play like CSGO and Amorous so far do I use Native steam for.
 
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I play a lot of games on Linux I own close to 2100 Games on my main steam account alone I own about 6 steam accounts and then I also have all the other clients like EA and so on so I would bet i own close to 4000 Games over all some may be the same games but still. gaming on Linux is not all there but it has come a long way in the last 1/2 year with proton that keeps getting updated to work with most games and if you like me that like to tinker with it so you can get most out of the game and have full control over the game which you can't in windows the same way as you can in wine then gaming is really good also by using Linux for gaming you get an understanding about the games you will never get on windows because you just hit play and it runs and when it doesn't run you fucked. Linux gives a freedom that window hasn't had since Windows XP.
I have my own Youtube channel where I live steam gaming on Linux
there you can get a good idea of how games Run
I also mainly only play games with steam in Wine not native steam because I have full control over that and only games that need native steam to play like CSGO and Amorous so far do I use Native steam for.
What is proton?
 

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I'm not a gamer although have a few games I play.

I'll never have an online game account.

The few games I run I got when you could buy them on DVD and install them onto your computer.
 

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I'm not a gamer although have a few games I play.

I'll never have an online game account.

The few games I run I got when you could buy them on DVD and install them onto your computer.
i love disk games but some games can be a Pain in the foot to get working if they have SecuROM or other kind of make sure you have the disk kind of security.
i have played some Disk games in wine.
you can find them here.
 
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I'm not a gamer although have a few games I play.

I'll never have an online game account.

The few games I run I got when you could buy them on DVD and install them onto your computer.
lol, somewhat long lost days...
 

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Personally, I have used Linux entirely as a daily driver and have no plans on switching to Linux.
I guess you meant "switching to Windows" ;)
I'm not the hardcore gamer I used to be some 20 years ago, but I keep a couple of games I really like; pro evolution soccer and Warhammer 40k, and play those on Windows since my experience using wine has been quite ... problematic. I recently read W40K it's available on Linux via steam, I'd try it, but it's not free. And my W40K and PES DVDs still work. :)
 
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I guess you meant "switching to Windows" ;)
I'm not the hardcore gamer I used to be some 20 years ago, but I keep a couple of games I really like; pro evolution soccer and Warhammer 40k, and play those on Windows since my experience using wine has been quite ... problematic. I recently read W40K it's available on Linux via steam, I'd try it, but it's not free. And my W40K and PES DVDs still work. :)
Wine is hit or miss...most installation attempts of mine have failed. They have a list of games that absolutely or partially work.
 
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I don't need to do that though, at least not for Portal 2. Lot's of games by default on steam support linux now, just look at the system requirements...if linux is listed, then you can just open the steam client, left click the game and right click "play". I've had no issues so far, i beat a miniature game yesterday from steam and while i haven't had time to continue portal 2, the testing so far has been fine and i'm guessing it will work because it's a pretty low system requirement game by today's standards.
 

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I don't need to do that though, at least not for Portal 2. Lot's of games by default on steam support linux now, just look at the system requirements...if linux is listed, then you can just open the steam client, left click the game and right click "play". I've had no issues so far, i beat a miniature game yesterday from steam and while i haven't had time to continue portal 2, the testing so far has been fine and i'm guessing it will work because it's a pretty low system requirement game by today's standards.
im not a fan of openGL which is what Native steam games use i like DXVK over OpenGL and that why i use Proton even for Native steam Games
 
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im not a fan of openGL which is what Native steam games use i like DXVK over OpenGL and that why i use Proton even for Native steam Games
I'll certainly remember if something goes wrong, I found my Xbox controller and played portal 2 for 20 minutes, not at all different from windows so far.
 

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I'm not a gamer although have a few games I play.

I'll never have an online game account.

The few games I run I got when you could buy them on DVD and install them onto your computer.
lol, somewhat long lost days...
Yep I all good things eventually come to an end.

Gaming on an Xbox is way better than on a computer.
I know a lot more folks that game using Xbox's than computers.
 

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Wine is hit or miss...most installation attempts of mine have failed. They have a list of games that absolutely or partially work.
Wine has always been a disappoint when I could get it to work.

My early days of Linux I used Play On Linux and it was okay.

Don't mess with neither of them no more no need to.
 

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Gaming on an Xbox is way better than on a computer.
I know a lot more folks that game using Xbox's than computers.
Yes and no, it depends on the Game. If it's a console ported Game, then yes; if not, then no. I own both Console and PC, and I play on both; what games I like the most on a console or pc comes down to the Controller mechanic. If a game is made for a console, then the menu and how the Game works are built around a controller. If it's made for PC first, it is based around a keyboard and can feel cramped when using a controller. Also, why do I use a controller in some games on PC when I don't use it in some other games.
Wine has always been a disappoint when I could get it to work.

My early days of Linux I used Play On Linux and it was okay.

Don't mess with neither of them no more no need to.
Wine 7+ can run all the same game proton can.
Play On Linux is outdated and not really needed i use Wine and lutris to run all my games and its rarly i cant get them to run.
 
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Wine 7+ can run all the same game proton can.
Play On Linux is outdated and not really needed i use Wine and lutris to run all my games and its rarly i cant get them to run.
I haven't looked at Wine or Play On Linux in 8 or more years ain't got no need for either of them nowadays.
 
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