Linux Gaming

Discussion in 'Other Operating Systems' started by GumbyNoTalent, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. HyRax1

    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

    Jun 28, 2001
    At a desk
    Pop! OS is the closest you get to a "gaming ready" Linux distro, though that's not its intent.

    I currently play all my Steam games on Ubuntu 20.04 with full experimental Proton options turned on, and I have so far had only troubles with really old titles such as FarCry2 (works for weeks and then suddenly doesn't want to launch anymore, though this appears to be a general game issue, not an issue with running on Linux). Currently playing MGSV: Ground Zero (again - I just love this game) and it's playing perfectly.
  2. Statitica

    Statitica Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lae, Morobe, PNG
    Personally, I had much better luck on Debian/Ubuntu derivatives, than I had on Arch derivatives. Particularly on laptops with "discrete" GPU.
  3. ashenIC

    ashenIC Member

    Sep 21, 2019
    Gave openSUSE a try, no go. Trying Pop! OS atm, installing it was such a trouble free experience. Results are a mixed, from perfect to perfect with a bug or two. Though I'm not using the experimental branch of proton, I'll give that a try see if improves on the bugs. Going give to Ubuntu a go next.
  4. DanglingPointer

    DanglingPointer Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    Just to wet everyone's Linux appetite! :D

    That's on a Powercolor Liquid Devil Ultimate 6900XT
    Everything maxed! No Vsync
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  5. Primüs

    Primüs Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    With the new updates coming to proton leading up to the release of the steam deck (including some anti-cheats now supporting it and more likely to come) I feel it's almost viable to run full time gaming machine and not miss out / compromise!
  6. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

    Jun 27, 2001
    Depending on your choice of game, that's already viable for many.

    For the sorts of *new* stuff I play, I don't feel like I've been missing out for over 2 years now.

    For the sorts of *old* stuff I play, I feel Linux is a better platform. I'm running into more and more stuff that just won't even run on Windows 10 (even in compatibility mode), but happily runs in WINE with a profile set to an older Windows build compatibility level.

    Steam Deck is going to make all of this even simpler and more accessible to non technical people.
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  7. gav1ski

    gav1ski Member

    Aug 9, 2001
    It is viable for what I am playing as well. Some examples

    Original Diablo 2 - installed via Lutris runs perfectly (or as well as any machine with high res)
    Remastered Diablo 2 - installed via battle Net Client under Lutris runs perfectly not 1 crash or issue.
    Fallout 4 + mods - via proton in steam + mods installed via vortex mod manager (Lutris)
    Skyrim (original) - runs perfectly crashes some times but so does windows. Had to do some file renaming to get SKSE running but that was all
    Skyrim SE - as above but I could not get SKSE 64 to run so I just play the original

    Every game in steam I have tried also works with the most I have had to do is check out proton DB and put in a command line to make it perfect. This includes early access and new release games and games that will just not launch under windows 10.

    With Valve behind proton and that feeding some stuff back into wine Linux is now my preferred gaming platform. I am currently planning an upgrade of my machine and my original plans was to dual boot Linux and Windows, that is now just Linux as I have not yet found a game I enjoy playing that does not run under Linux. This may change but with Steam Deck it's only going to get easier as Valve is actively going to be ensuring that as many games as possible runs.

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