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

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This title grabbed my attention because as a game developer I wish for Linux to be the default operating system for games. Sick of all the BS and trouble that comes with Microsoft being number 1 for gaming. Apple isn't ideal either, it would be best if we got away from all the proprietary stuff.

FOSS/FLOSS should be the default for gaming.
 


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I disagree. I have GTA5 running fine in wine, which was not hard to do.

Also, Starcraft 2 works fine in Wine. Most games work fine in Wine unless it's AAA games that just come out, use DX12, or use the Anti-cheat program.

If you want a game that is a pain in the ass to make to run try this one, then we can talk.


I can play all the epic games I have tried so far, so tell me what games you can't make to run because I'm curious. Also, you can play most epic games without opening the launcher after downloading by using lutris, so if it downloads the .sh file, just open with that one, and it should run in OpenGL.

this is me benchmark Hitman 3 on Epic client

Just live stream this.
this is a Epic game played without useing the Epic client and run in wine with Proton 7-27 with lutris
I tried to play Civilization V and its just unplayable, I also tried to install Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons and it doesnt run either. I've also tried to launch Darksiders1/2, Fall guys (which runs but requres heavy tinkering), Hyperlight Drifter (which doesnt run on proton but has a Linux Build which doesnt ship on Epic), Europa Universalis (which has great issues with the game launcher).

There are plenty of games that run perfectly fine through Epic Games. The ones I play the most are Godfall, Rocket League, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Control etc but the scene of Epic Games on Linux is just not ready for the average user.

Linux will be ready ONLY when (and if) games such as fortnite, Genshin Impact and valorant will be available on Linux. Hopefully this is going to happen with the increase of the market share on Linux but it's going to require a lot of time, more than 5 years I think
 
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Don't use Ubuntu for gaming; please, it comes with nothing. You have to compile it all yourself, so unless you know how to do that and know what you need, then using Ubuntu is more a pain in the butt than it is worth. I would personally recommend POP_OS! If you are like most Linux people as to why they use Linux, but if you like me that you don't care programs are licensed, and the distro is full of stuff you may not need but make the use of it better, then I would recommend Garuda Gaming edition. But I would never recommend Ubuntu for gaming unless you are a pro of setting it up for gaming.
I've had a really bad experience with garuda performance-wise for some reason so I wouldn't recommend it. If you want a decent Arch-Based distro just use endeavourOS.

I'm using Pop!_OS right now and damn if it works great! I love this distro. It's Ubuntu but as it should be lmao
 

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This title grabbed my attention because as a game developer I wish for Linux to be the default operating system for games. Sick of all the BS and trouble that comes with Microsoft being number 1 for gaming. Apple isn't ideal either, it would be best if we got away from all the proprietary stuff.

FOSS/FLOSS should be the default for gaming.
What game are you developing?
 

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Linux will be ready ONLY when (and if) games such as fortnite, Genshin Impact and valorant will be available on Linux. Hopefully this is going to happen with the increase of the market share on Linux but it's going to require a lot of time, more than 5 years I think
Genshin Impact works on linux. i played it myself and it easy to install


I've had a really bad experience with garuda performance-wise for some reason so I wouldn't recommend it. If you want a decent Arch-Based distro just use endeavourOS.

I'm using Pop!_OS right now and damn if it works great! I love this distro. It's Ubuntu but as it should be lmao

My problem with POP_OS is stuff like GOverlay and Mango need to be Compiled, or you may have a problem with them, and if you don't know how to do that, it can be a pain in the butt to do. i use POP_OS atm myself since i jump around to keep reminding myself why i like some of the stuff i do. What i love about Garuda Gaming Edition is that it's ready to go without that much needed to be done when it comes to gaming. Garuda is Proformence heavy, and much of its stuff i licensed, so i understand why some people don't want to use it, but i still think its the best OS for Gaming if you don't want to install and find out how to do alot of stuff before you can game.
 
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Don't play video games anymore but very happy with the way things are going on with GNU/Linux now.
Specially, Steam Deck is really a game changer
 
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Games with the steam logo are Native games and use OpenGL. That's why it doesn't need any tweaking. Any other game uses DXVK (dx10/11) or Vulkan/VKD3D (dx12) and needs Wine to run, you can use Proton, which is Wine with a Runtime overlay steam can use to make the game run. Proton uses Wine 5.x 32bit to run the games. Some games may not work with Proton or Wine since they need things that Wine has no support for or program you Manuel need to intall like WMP.
Hollow Knight all the sudden failed on me just now, it crashed after the title screen immediately. The way I fixed the problem was configuring the latest version of proton, not the "experimental" as that has probably been the reason that the non-native games have only played with little success. After having played hollow knight 30 hours on ubuntu total, there's no way i was going to give up on that...especially since it's relatively low in system requirements compared to the other games in my library.
 
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Proton and wine certainly needs a lot of work, Nova Drift won't play on steam, and that's a pretty low system requirement game.

EDIT: NEVERMIND, i just had to switch on proton and change it to 7.0 instead of experimental mode *fp*, it should have stayed that way since that's what i had it on last time anyway.
 

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Proton and wine certainly needs a lot of work, Nova Drift won't play on steam, and that's a pretty low system requirement game.

EDIT: NEVERMIND, i just had to switch on proton and change it to 7.0 instead of experimental mode *fp*, it should have stayed that way since that's what i had it on last time anyway.

 

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nice site, the problem i had with it before (in experimental mode) is it would say some file was missing and not play, i think it was related to graphics.
So I'm guessing the report made by "_beann_" is you? What distribution are you on? I would buy it and try it myself but it's not a game I would play myself so it would be throwing away money.
 
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So I'm guessing the report made by "_beann_" is you? What distribution are you on? I would buy it and try it myself but it's not a game I would play myself so it would be throwing away money.
No i have not made reports besides what you see in this thread. Im using ubuntu, just read all my posts in the thread if you want to start steam gaming on ubuntu or other linux distro.

For steam, i recommend buying one game at a time, and trying it out before you've had it for two weeks. This way you can return it if it wont play properly. Dont binge purchase on steam sales because its tempting...you could get stuck with games that don't work or games that you later discover are dissapointing.
 

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this is how i mostly play games
also i think arch is better than Debian when setting it up for gaming
 

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also i think arch is better than Debian when setting it up for gaming
I couldn't agree more, esp. considering I've used 2 different debian based distros in the past (Ubuntu and LMDE) and it was a torture to run even a native linux games, let alone a game for windows, whereas with Arch you just click the exe and play in most cases.
 

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I couldn't agree more, esp. considering I've used 2 different debian based distros in the past (Ubuntu and LMDE) and it was a torture to run even a native linux games, let alone a game for windows, whereas with Arch you just click the exe and play in most cases.
It also helps that you get packages as soon as they are released, new drivers and firmware too. I feel that rolling releases in general have an advantage over LTS for gaming in that regard.

Though Arch Linux giving you so much control over what goes and what does not go in your system helps too to have an installation as light-weight as needed to free up resources for gaming.
 

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Though Arch Linux giving you so much control over what goes and what does not go in your system helps too to have an installation as light-weight as needed to free up resources for gaming.
If you are running hardware older than 6 years you shouldn't expect to be running the latest games anyways.
 

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I do most of my gaming on Arch. The one I use atm is Garuda Xfce is a lot more light and doesn't have all the random stuff installed. I also do most of my gaming in wine for that more control; sure, I have to do a lot more tinkering to make some stuff work, but when it works, it works as well and sometimes better than Native steam. Still, I do like gaming on steam, as you can see on my channel if you check it out https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCasualGamers2020, which got 1034 Subs in 2 years working from nothing without any follows from other platforms, so I'm proud of that, and it just went faster the last ½ a year or so. It rarely I can't play games on Linux when it comes to single-player games that don't use Anti-Cheat, or is build badly like FC6, Halo infinity, and Bright Memory: Infinite. It's not like I can't get them to play, but they run poorly, and some of them are full of bugs on Linux and unstable when playing them or use a lousy client like Uplay.

I'm playing We Happy Few ATM, and it runs well, and its an okay game. Nothing WOW, but not that bad either.
 

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