How is gaming on Linux these days? It seems like things have gotten better thanks to Valve and the Steam Deck.

How is gaming on Linux these days? It seems like things have gotten better thanks to Valve and the Steam Deck. Are we at a point where I can commit to Linux and leave Windows behind, or do I need a backup drive with Windows installed? The end of life date for Windows 10 is coming up so I need to figure something out. 10 was awful and I'm not going to keep using it when it doesn't get security updates, and I never ever want to use 11 if I don't have to.

Also, visual novels should run fine right? Or are there weird quirks caused by wine? I love vinnies and that's the most important thing for me when it comes to a PC.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's still terrible. just use windows 10 LTSC for gaymes and buy a laptop for linux or dual boot if you're poor

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Terrible how? Don't lots of games support Linux now because of the steam deck? Didn't valve introduce a tool that works like wine for everything else?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        visual novels will run just fine because they all use the same simple engine, ignore stupid shills with no experience
        i just use nobara double click exe and it runs

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What's special about Nobara that makes VN's just run like that? You didn't have to do any prep?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            visual novels will run under any distro if you install wine, wine is all you need to run them
            the thing about nobara is its preconfigured out of the box so you dont have to do anything
            also nobara uses patched wine which just makes more things run and gives more fps somehow
            https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/wine-ge-custom

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I forgot to mention it but how about using textractor? I need textractor so that I can look up any unknown words.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://github.com/Artikash/Textractor/issues/737

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't know about proton but I played Rance03 with textractor without problems.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you have obviously not read many VNs whatsoever

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >emerge steam
    >pipewire as a dependency
    masked

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Use flatpak for Steam, the bad part is all the 32bit dependencies. Also sandboxing because "muh proprietary"

      Playing Helldivers 2 on Gentoo + sway and their garbage "rootkit" anticheat can't even see my wallpaper kek

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i use separete laptop with nobara for h games
    also can just boot live iso of it, download and play everything in ram

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's no fricking reason to play games on linux that isn't fricking moronic. The only reasons people use Linux on their desktop/laptop computers if they're not moronic is for freedom and or privacy both of which you are already sacrificing by playing games which are almost always proprietary. If you use linux and play games you might as well just play your games on another fricking computer and before you say "oh yeah but I le can't afford to own multiple computers", you're full of shit gaming is among the most expensive hobbies popular among the masses probably second only to wearing the latest cool clothes, if you can afford to play video games then you can afford to own mutliple computers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It mostly just works. Some times it doesn't just work, and you need to figure shit out, but it's usually not hard. Anything on Steam is probably going to work. Biggest problem I've had was getting Fallout New Vegas to run with mods, but not complicated once I figured out someone else had already done the hard work.

      (You)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gaming is among the most expensive hobbies

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's no fricking reason to play games on linux that isn't fricking moronic. The only reasons people use Linux on their desktop/laptop computers if they're not moronic is for freedom and or privacy both of which you are already sacrificing by playing games which are almost always proprietary. If you use linux and play games you might as well just play your games on another fricking computer and before you say "oh yeah but I le can't afford to own multiple computers", you're full of shit gaming is among the most expensive hobbies popular among the masses probably second only to wearing the latest cool clothes, if you can afford to play video games then you can afford to own mutliple computers.

        >popular among the masses
        moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gaming is among the most expensive hobbies popular among the masses
      Not entirely wrong, but "gaming" and "hobbies" are doing some serious lifting here.
      Sure, AAA+ gaming will benefit a ton from the latest and greatest hardware, or something close to it. Shooters, MMOs, or retro-gaming? Not nearly as much.
      Popular hobbies include traveling the world, various kinds of sports, and gambling.
      Also - your home, your car, your children or pets, and your phone certainly don't have to be hobbies. A lot of "the masses" still treat one or more of them as a hobby, tho, and spend money accordingly.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      a good piano will cost anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000, a good PC is 1,000 at most then you can pirate everything

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Arch + KDE(with X11) + nvidia proprietary drivers + proton through steam (even pirated games).

    I run literally anything I want. Can't tell if visual novels will run, but old games from the 90's run well and pirated 2020 games run without issues too

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Arch + KDE(with X11) + nvidia proprietary drivers + proton through steam (even pirated games).
      I do this but with xfce

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Are we at a point where I can commit to Linux and leave Windows behind, or do I need a backup drive with Windows installed?
    For the millionth time, this is a question only you can answer for yourself.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >For the millionth time
      This is the first time I've asked

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not him but he means it's a question that comes up often and the answer is the same, it depends. if linux does everything you need it to do then yes, otherwise no. this is not the answer you want because the question is just not answerable, you have to figure that out for yourself because it depends entirely on what you personally need
        suffice to say linux is a very capable os with drivers for most hardware, excellent performance and efficiency, and very stable, so as far as a general "can it be used", yes, unlike things like say reactos or haiku which aren't so much. but it's whether it can run the software you need or if you're willing to change what you use which is the big question

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything without kernel level dependencies work
    Proton also usually works better than native builds for some reason

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tried to get a touhou game (from 20+ years ago) running under wine, it works but only with the keyboard. With a usb control pad, only a couple of buttons do anything. Difficult finding anything online about how to fix this. So I'd say it's terrible.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Weird to find a fellow controller user in the 2hu community. These games were designed with arcade/analog pads in mind.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >another pedo thread

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      who are you quoting?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dual booting (2 hard drives) is easy as pie. Why doesn't everyone do it? It's the ultimate computing experience.

    >muh does linux work well with gay-ming

    who cares? just dual boot.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty fricking good ever since proton became a thing. Some 2% of titles that require OS-level anticheat will probably not work, but oh well.

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