Scared about how Windows games will run using Lutris.



HaxNet

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While I use Linux as my main OS, you can't simply knock Win off the bat. Yes, you can find alternative ways to play Window Games, but the games will be better run on WinOS as much as I don't like it.

But to create a post about being scared how it will run on Linux and then saying there are perfect Linux apps to run the Window games. I don't know, seems contradictory.

I personally wouldn't pay for Windows unless it came with the PC.

If I had a choice between playing games or just run Linux without the games, I just stick with Linux. That's just me since I'm not a hardcore gamer.

At this point, I dont know what I am saying anymore so you can ignore this post haha
 

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You will have to see on a game by game basis. Windows and Linux kernels are so different when it comes to handle the hardware resources that the compatibility layers are often very good for one game (e.g., Elite Dangerous in my Manjaro runs the same as in Windows) but very bad for many others (e.g., Assassins Creed Origins can't cope in Manjaro and has frame drops very often, while in Windows 10 it never drops from 65 fps).

It's a long term run, I guess.

I endorse all the advise to keep an eye on the possibility of falling back to Windows for gaming. Because, and that's a very serious concern, most of the online PVP games won't work at all on Linux due to the anti-cheat processes. They are tightly coupled to the operating system architecture and there's no compatibility layer to them.

Also, if we talk about costs, let's put it that way: chances are that your $800 investment in hardware underperforms in Linux much more than the $100 you don't want to spend in the operating system most of the games are designed for and tested on. If you're good to go ahead in this situation, be ready to have to dig into the surface, manually patch every game very often, and for long waiting times to get improvements on some games.
 
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This Is Temporary

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not to sound harsh, but if there are perfectly good application to run these games, you wouldn't create a post about being "scared" to run these games on Linux.

$100 for Windows is not bad and Windows 10 is really good now. You can always get a "black" windows 10 lol
What I mean is that I don't know how they would run, I actually got a response saying that they hadn't found any issues. Not knowing how Lutris would run games doesn't mean that it doesn't run well.
 

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You will have to see on a game by game basis. Windows and Linux kernels are so different when it comes to handle the hardware resources that the compatibility layers are often very good for one game (e.g., Elite Dangerous in my Manjaro runs the same as in Windows) but very bad for many others (e.g., Assassins Creed Origins can't cope in Manjaro and has frame drops very often, while in Windows 10 it never drops from 65 fps).

It's a long term run, I guess.

I endorse all the advise to keep an eye on the possibility of falling back to Windows for gaming. Because, and that's a very serious concern, most of the online PVP games won't work at all on Linux due to the anti-cheat processes. They are tightly coupled to the operating system architecture and there's no compatibility layer to them.

Also, if we talk about costs, let's put it that way: chances are that your $800 investment in hardware underperforms in Linux much more than the $100 you don't want to spend in the operating system most of the games are designed for and tested on. If you're good to go ahead in this situation, be ready to have to dig into the surface, manually patch every game very often, and for long waiting times to get improvements on some games.
Ah. I knew it would be on a game by game basis, but never knew it was that variable. The reason I don't want to use Windows even just for gaming is because it seemed too tedious, and I'm on a very thin budget (It was $750 but I really wanted some good performance). I'll definitely have to think about it more, though. Probably use Lutris for the first year to see how the games I have run on it, and after that I'll know if I need Windows. Now that I think of it I probably should of done that in the first place.
 

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Ah. I knew it would be on a game by game basis, but never knew it was that variable. The reason I don't want to use Windows even just for gaming is because it seemed too tedious, and I'm on a very thin budget (It was $750 but I really wanted some good performance). I'll definitely have to think about it more, though. Probably use Lutris for the first year to see how the games I have run on it, and after that I'll know if I need Windows. Now that I think of it I probably should of done that in the first place.
I tried it for a month. There are some windows games that will not run on Linux at all. You'll need to dual boot or use kvm with pcie passthrough or VMware (descending performance although kvm with pcie passthrough is almost as good as dual boot)
 


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