Is Linux Mint okay for games?

Is Linux Mint okay for games?

Just tried it in a VM and was surprised it doesn't look like vomit all over my screen anymore.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mostly yeah

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm using it right now and works reasonably okay, although I'm a huge loonix nerd and can walk my way around the quirks and shit of linux.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If your hardware is 3+ years old it should be ok.

    Keep in mind that if you're a Windows user and don't have a particular reason to use Linux then switching is most likely going to be a waste of effort for you.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's all right. It works for me, anyway. is probably right about hardware, because Mint doesn't exactly use the latest kernel or packages, but it does have some kind of kernel upgrade feature which you could use if the default kernel doesn't support your GPU or whatever. Personally I never had any such problem when I switched to Linux Mint a few years ago, because my GPU is almost a decade old at this point. Someday I'll build an entirely new PC... either when GPU prices are less fucked or when my current one stops working, whichever comes first (probably the latter).

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux bros...

    Am I the only one that has KDE windows crash all day?
    Like KDE is okay most of the time, kinda like some apps it comes with but holy fuck it has graphical glitches and windows crashing regulary.

    Not to mention that it actually doesn't look all that nice by default tbh.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The *krashes* meme is not just a meme.
      Do yourself a favor and stay far away from KDE.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Doesn't crash for me

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can't say I've had that issue. Closest thing I could think of was SteamVR crashing, but that was killing Xorg

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some windows literally flip upside down after closing certain fullscreen games but an Alt+Tab quickly fixes it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Works on my machine (with Wayland).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I get visual glitchyness and sometimes have to restart but don't usually crash

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Abondon KDE and join your fellow XFCE Chads

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Distro? Hardware? Nothing is perfect but something else could be causing it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i7 9700k and GTX 1080 on desktop.
        Thinkpad t530 and t430 both have it too.

        OS is Kubuntu LTS 20.4

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've never had a crash caused by KDE but only extremely minor visual bugs that go away after a couple of seconds

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    probably the easeist distro for a windows user to get accustomed to

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For linux native games it's good, if a bit bloated. For Wine games it will motivate you to install windows 11.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Wine games
      lol. There's a 99% chance that OP is just going to install Steam, and Mint is perfectly fine for that. You don't need SteamOS to run Proton.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Especially if you're running it with its own runtime

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh yeah, except steam requires 32 bit opengl package, and good luck installing that lmao.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know what you're doing wrong but I installed Steam on Linux Mint using the package manager and it just worked.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >except steam requires 32 bit opengl package, and good luck installing that lmao
          I did three seconds of research after posting

          I don't know what you're doing wrong but I installed Steam on Linux Mint using the package manager and it just worked.

          and it looks like this is some kind of Nvidia thing. So you have my condolences, but also, what can I say? Works On My Machine™ LOL

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >mesa
            >nvidea
            why are you shilling linux if you're not even using it?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Didn't look that closely at the screenshot, but if it's not Nvidia, then I'm back to not knowing what you did wrong. Because, as stated, it just worked for me. I didn't have to hunt for packages or any other weird bullshit like that. The package manager installed the dependencies for me.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >libgl1-mesa-dri:i386
          I'm on Mint 20.3, not 21.1 (because I've been too lazy to upgrade), but I just checked, and that package is listed as automatically installed on my system, with the reverse-dependency being Steam. So the package in question was installed automatically when I installed Steam with APT.
          You didn't give any hint as to how you managed to fuck this up, I'll have to guess: Did you try to install Steam using the ".deb" file provided on the Steam web site? I wouldn't be surprised if that didn't work, though I never tried it because there's no good reason to do that.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Indardasting, I had to enable 32bit support manually with dpkg --add-architecture

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Maybe I did that at some point before installing Steam and forgot. But I'm pretty sure that installing Steam was basically the first thing I did after installing Mint, and I probably would have remembered if it had required any extra steps like that.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            btw here's how it looks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >*asks about Linux Mint*

      Linux is not okay for games in general, install win 11.

      I see you haven't tried it for yourself.

      cope

      >GOOD MORNING SIR, HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT WINDOWS 11? DID YOU KNOW WINDOWS GAMES RUN ON WINDOWS?!
      Everyone knows Windows exists; nobody asked.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bloated

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Has packages I don't like!

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux is not okay for games in general, install win 11.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For linux native games it's good, if a bit bloated. For Wine games it will motivate you to install windows 11.

      GTFO garden gnomeSHILL

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I see you haven't tried it for yourself.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        cope

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >More popular means its better
          Brown person logic, it comes by default and most people are literally not competent enough to install an OS anymore
          Steam should show the exact version of Windows, LTSC will be at like 5% despite being the most tolerable version of current windows, a couple years back 32-bit windows was the most popular too
          Windows is the console gaming of the 2020's, you aren't PC master race you're 10 years too late

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            sounds like freetard cope to me, or, let me guess, your cpu is too old and is unsupported by windows 11? that's too bad

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              There is literally no reason to use 11 over 10, it is objectively worse for VR titles than Windows 10. And VR titles are the only reason to use Windows in 2023

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just use Kubuntu 22.04, it's fine

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thats what I use

      Linux bros...

      Am I the only one that has KDE windows crash all day?
      Like KDE is okay most of the time, kinda like some apps it comes with but holy fuck it has graphical glitches and windows crashing regulary.

      Not to mention that it actually doesn't look all that nice by default tbh.

      and it sucks for me.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is Linux Mint okay for games?
    No, its anti-semitic

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nobara Project is supposed to be the gaming OS.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's pretty okay, the biggest problem with it is that if you aren't familiar with Fedora the website is useless, all the info and documentation is on his faggy discord

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isnt this made by like one dude?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes but that one dude is GloriousEggroll, he is responsible for the custom Proton-GE that plays nip games FMV's properly and also works for Redhat as an Engineer

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Project in the name
      It's either shit or never getting off the ground.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just install fedora and enable rpm fusion dude.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Linux
    >Gaming
    LMAO

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Works on my machine.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bro that is windows

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Cope harder

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why do you have 48GB of RAM and not some normal amount?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not him, but why not?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's a set of 32 and 16 lel, I had 64 before but another machine I have with only 2 slots needed more, so I swapped the ram. I rarely need all 64g on this machine anyway.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >reddit game running on top of reddit os

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mint has the problem of somehow having even slower package updating than Ubuntu. This means you're mostly fine, but if you want to get some recent things working you'll have to dig in on your own. Some newer tools for VR straight up don't worn on Mint because it's too far behind. It's nice though, it's what I started with before I took the plunge into other distros.

    Hope you enjoy. Cinnamon is comfy.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    @625075360
    bro I literally posted a screenshot of me playing a game

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yep

    Mint is basically just ubuntu that doesn't phone home to canonical. I use it. Cinnamon is okay but I have to occasionally restart it because whatever scheduler it uses for windows gets fucked up sometimes and makes certain windows lag for no reason. You know it's happening with a game when you get bizarre stutters every ~1 second. But it has the added bonus of being run by someone who hates israel so it's extra based.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rolling release tends to be your best option, you might encounter trouble with compatibility if not.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. It's one of the "It just works" distros
    I've been daily driving it for like 5 years and the only distro specific issue i had was related to ZeroTier (something like hamachi that works on linux for lan gaming). All i had to do is websearch "ZeroTier linux mint" and there was a guide how to fix it on first page.
    The only real issue i have with it, is that cinnamon still doesn't support wayland

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is Linux okay for games?
    No. Stop being a fucking retard and just use Windows.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      works on my machine

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's a reason no one uses Linux to game
    Don't fall for the shitposters

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly, I was actually... considering using Linux myself, yeah, yeah, laugh it up. I know. I know.
      >sigh
      But then, I took a look at those numbers. Nah. Not for me.
      gay-shit, am I right?
      Zero idea what they mean but at least I'm still based.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        96% of all players use windows to play videogames

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I must follow the others
          Be your own fucking person you moron

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't care.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >1.38%
        >no one

        this
        also for the exact same reason, you should obviously get your covid vaccines
        im trans btw

        >

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >*uses Ganker (22 million monthly users) instead of Reddit (430 million monthly users)*
          >"Boy, everyone is stupid except me."

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            take a look at the catalog and reread your post

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              look at the argument you're defending and rethink your life

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >discord chud runs in circles
                every time

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >person who can't stop thinking about 0.1% of the population posts schizophrenic nonsense
                every time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this
      also for the exact same reason, you should obviously get your covid vaccines
      im trans btw

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >1.38%
      >no one

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    linux mint actually has kinda ugly defaults on all 3 flavors. vanilla kde or vanilla gnome look way more polished.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ask someone who is playing RDR2 on Debian anything.
    Go on, ask me
    Axe me, if you're black, even. I'm open to all creeds.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i've been waiting 5 years to play deadly premonition on linux. it used to not launch but now it crashes after the intro cutscene.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You tried this guide?
      https://www.gog.com/forum/general/the_judas_does_this_run_in_wine_thread_v1173/post203
      Apparently it works for some people

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    install gentoo

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you can probably add repos for newer software if the defaults dont have recent enough stuff for gayming

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nerd

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    JUST USE WINDOWS GOY IT'S FAST AND RELIABLE

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ACTUALLY MAC IS BETTER

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you're autistic enough for linux you're autistic enough to unfuck windows

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      LOL, no. Nobody can really do anything to unfuck Windows at this point other than Microsoft.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh there are definitely ways

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There is nothing anyone can do about the shit Microsoft has added to the NT kernel. Closed source OS, binary-only kernel.
          However fucked you think Windows is, let me assure you that its worse.
          There is literally nothing anyone can do about it outside Microsoft.

          Its not going to get better, it was time to move on from Windows years ago.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favorite Linux distro for the past 10 years.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, and i think mint doesnt work with the new amd cards yet but nvidia's fine

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's always been the case.

      Nvidia cards -> Use a stable distro
      Packages are behind, bad for open source drivers, but proprietary drivers are less likely to break. Only downside is everything else is also probably behind. But this is less of a problem in the era of Flatpak.

      AMD cards -> Use a rolling release distro
      Packages are up to date, open source drivers and other software becomes available as soon as they're in a stable release, but its harder for Nvidia to QA their proprietary drivers (if they even care about your distro).

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Nvidia cards -> Use a stable distro
        >brand new AMD cards -> Use a rolling release distro
        >older AMD cards -> Use whichever you want because you're not cucked out of either option
        Fixed

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Even for older cards it helps to have the latest Mesa when it becomes available because games can benefit from it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          absolute midwit take

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cope.

            Even for older cards it helps to have the latest Mesa when it becomes available because games can benefit from it.

            >but new packages good
            Okay but you still CAN use a stable distro if your card is old enough to be supported by them. I never wrote or implied anything more than this. If you have something to say to your straw man then do it without replying to me.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How new are you talking? I'm on mint 21, 6650 xt worked out of the box.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        7000 gpus, before that's fine

        That's always been the case.

        Nvidia cards -> Use a stable distro
        Packages are behind, bad for open source drivers, but proprietary drivers are less likely to break. Only downside is everything else is also probably behind. But this is less of a problem in the era of Flatpak.

        AMD cards -> Use a rolling release distro
        Packages are up to date, open source drivers and other software becomes available as soon as they're in a stable release, but its harder for Nvidia to QA their proprietary drivers (if they even care about your distro).

        i only learned this recently since i'm new to linux and was looking to upgrade

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How's Mint if I want to play old games from the 90s? You know the games that require some tinkering before they work on modern hardware?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty good, but you'll need to install MIDI support manually.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >virtual desktop
        heresy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How's Mint if I want to play old games from the 90s?
      DOSBox and ScummVM run natively on Linux and are included in Mint's repo. If the provided version of ScummVM is too old, you can install the Flatpak which should be newer. And of course you're probably better off installing DOSBox Staging than regular DOSBox.
      >You know the games that require some tinkering before they work on modern hardware?
      Not really. Most of my '90s games would just be played in DOSBox, ScummVM, or some source port if I were playing them on Windows, and so I do exactly the same shit on Linux.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Our year.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >linux
    >gaming

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >consoles
      >steam deck
      >phones
      yes, gaming
      >Verification not required.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        deck

        but most importantly, my PC

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say that a popular linux distro is good for games.
    >more people using it means more people are playing games on it
    >so issues would generally be reported and dealt with quicker than other distributions

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    freedom

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Linux
    >games

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