Linux Gaming VM without second GPU or iGpu

LucyDrop

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Yeah so I'm totally new to Linux in general and since I saw this video:
I've been wanting to create something like that but the only problem is that I don't have a second GPU or an igpu to do the graphics card passthrough. I was wondering if something like that could be done using only one GPU and what Linux distro would be best for such a thing. So basically I want to run Linux as the main OS but I also wanna play games like Overwatch, Just Cause 4, Forza Horizon 4, COD MW, CS:GO, but most of those games use anti-cheat software, I heard that games with AC software cannot run in Linux, and I don't like the option to just dual-boot the two systems because every time I want to play I need to restart my PC into other OS which is kinda annoying. I also saw this Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/7nnjcm
 
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Tolkem

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I was wondering if something like that could be done using only one GPU
No, you need 2 GPUs to do that, one won't do.

So basically I want to run Linux as the main OS but I also wanna play games like Overwatch, Just Cause 4, Forza Horizon 4, COD MW, CS:GO
I don't use this myself but you might try and how see how it goes https://lutris.net/about/ From that link:
Lutris is a gaming client for Linux ... Lutris uses what we refer as runners. Runners are programs that the client can control and launch. Our most popular runners include RetroArch, DosBox, FS-UAE, ScummVM, MESS, Dolphin and of course Wine TkG, a build of Wine optimized to give you the best performance out of your system.
Some of those games are available too:
overwatch https://lutris.net/games?q=overwatch&ordering=name&paginate_by=25
just cause 4 https://lutris.net/games?q=just+cause+4&ordering=name
cs:go https://lutris.net/games?q=cs:go&unpublished-filter=on&ordering=name
 

Tolkem

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Thanks for your reply but I found the method on youtube and it's possible
This is a whole different thing from the first video you posted and yes, hardware passthrought is possible but that wasn't your original question. Process may vary depending on what virtualization software you're planning to use:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1010789
https://www.reddit.com/r/VFIO/comments/dlesd0
 


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