Linux Gaming Thread

what video games have you been playing on your Linux machine recently?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk but ever since i threw an Nvidia card in i cant get into the OS. Worked as i installed drivers, rebooted and nada. I know amd "just worked" but i got a 2080 for $150 and there was no reason not to buy.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      which drivers did you install?
      nouveau is still unusable trash
      try adding nomodeset to your kernel parameters before boot (edit them at the grub screen)

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I installed the recommended ones per driver manager. I think it was an official Nvidia driver. Gonna do some more web searching on my laptop and see what i can do from recovery terminal see if i can undo the graphics driver then get in again and double check the process.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          might be it
          try also checking something dumb like making sure your card is slotted in well, pci connectors are clean and power cables aren't loose (happened to me)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      First of all, NoVideo hates Linux (not Linux specifically, just working with anyone else in general) so yeah, expect issues with their cards. It's the reverse situation of what you have on Windows where AMD sucks and Nvidia just werks.
      That's not to say their cards won't work. You just need to install Nvidia's official drivers and delete whatever's left of the FOSS drivers.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        AMD's drivers for both Linux and Windows are complete fucking garbage. The new generation of cards run 15% slower under Linux compared to Windows with older cards being between 5-10% slower. AMD still push driver updates that randomly give greenscreens to Windows users on cards that are 2 generations old. The entire GPU section of AMD is fucking incompetent and should be avoided. garden gnomevidia cards generally run closer to their windows performance under Linux and, for desktops the drivers are generally problem free if you run Xorg (why would you run wayland for gaming anyway with its forced vsync and inability to deal with 2 monitors with different refresh rate bullshit?).

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What card, what distro? I know the newer "open kernel" driver doesn't work for my 1660 Super on Mint. I have to stick with the old 510 driver.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        2080 and on mint. I think because i did a bios update it turned secure boot on, and with Nvidia there is signing required so I'll dump the keys onto a USB and try clearing it. See if i blow up my system cause i have a second windows SSD for games that typically don't run in Linux.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        First of all, NoVideo hates Linux (not Linux specifically, just working with anyone else in general) so yeah, expect issues with their cards. It's the reverse situation of what you have on Windows where AMD sucks and Nvidia just werks.
        That's not to say their cards won't work. You just need to install Nvidia's official drivers and delete whatever's left of the FOSS drivers.

        might be it
        try also checking something dumb like making sure your card is slotted in well, pci connectors are clean and power cables aren't loose (happened to me)

        Had to use terminal to install nvidia-525 NOT Nvidia-525-open or server any of that shit, once again just doing things via terminal beats GUI. I almost never use GUI for anything else.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Unfortunately that's what you get when you use novideo on linux.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'll check into that, new to me. Don't use Linux much outside basic home use.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Don't use Linux much outside basic home use.
              Basically, all the shit you've heard about AMD drivers not working on Windows?
              That shit applies to Nvidia on Linux while AMD just werks.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                OK I'm a retard novideo is Nvidia lel

                I had issues recently after 3 years of no problems on windows with AMD. Shit would just crash. But i got the 2080 cheap from a friend who got a 4090 so I'll take the upgrade. I understand you'll have to deal with issues on either platform

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Basically the Linux + AMD experience is about as smooth as Windows + Nvidia, and vice versa.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yup, funny how that shit works out. Hoping more shit gets on Linux cause I'd like to dump windows completely.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's a reason Linus did pic related in public.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Install an older driver. I have 470 installed on Ubuntu. 525 gave me issues I'd never seen before (I think), couldn't even boot into runlevel 1 without putting nomodeset in the linux line of the grub kernel options. Uninstall all nvidia-* packages and it'll default to the mesa driver and you can try again.
      And change your /etc/default/grub to show the grub menu during startup, it's awkward to access otherwise.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Install an older driver. I have 470 installed on Ubuntu. 525 gave me issues I'd never seen before (I think), couldn't even boot into runlevel 1 without putting nomodeset in the linux line of the grub kernel options. Uninstall all nvidia-* packages and it'll default to the mesa driver and you can try again.
      And change your /etc/default/grub to show the grub menu during startup, it's awkward to access otherwise.

      I was also using a 2080, as it happens (two of them, because ML job).

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      enjoy using your closed source nvidia drivers, hopefully you aren't working on any big projects because they already have them

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Overwatch, Factorio, Terraria, Satisfactory, and a little of The Long Dark on Kubuntu using a 3090. It's a damn good time. I recently deleted my Windows partition.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Psychonauts 2, Skullgirls, Half-Life Source and sometimes System Shock 2, TF2 and Portal 2. Waiting for the Dead Space Remake. I use Arch btw.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    noita and stalker

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you gain competence with Linux systems? I can install and uninstall the right drivers with the help of a wiki and I can write small bash scripts, but I have no idea how every element of the OS interacts or works. Any textbook recommendations?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just use a Linux system as your main OS for a while. All of the distros actually work the same under the hood, the most important difference is the package manager. Your choice of distro literally doesn't matter beyond how easy or hard it makes doing a specific thing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Package manager and the init system

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the init system
          That's a purely ideological reason.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They're still managed differently

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Projects. Idk what to tell you to do cause you need to do things that interest you. Honestly outside of work there isn't much i do on any of my shit at Home. Built a few VMs to work with cloud flare to get outside secure access to my homelab but that's about all i did. Built an email server to play around but i wouldn't host my own email tbh

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Linux Command Line (maybe skim through it if it's stuff you already know) -> How Linux Works -> if you really want to, Linux From Scratch and learn C.
      Don't listen to people that tell you to just use a distro to learn. You will only learn about how to wrangle that distro specifically.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LINUX
    GAMING

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever I want.

    >but you have to play popular games to help shill the penguin!
    No.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Proton experimental patch broke GTAV on my machine
    reeeeee

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So does the game not work with Proton 7.0-5 or something?
      It's called experimental because it's unstable, but a lot of you guys seem to have fallen for the "dude just use experimental for everything" meme.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No luck in 7.0-6 or 7.0-5, I think whatever got patched broke Social Club, which doesn't even launch

        I've got bandwidth to burn so I'll redownload all 100GB and see if it helps

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You could also just try clearing the prefix (~/.steam/root/steamapps/compatdata/271590). Re-downloading the entire game seems unlikely to help unless some file got corrupted, which you should be able to fix just by doing "verify integrity of game files" or whatever.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Update: redownloading and reverifying did nothing... and then I restarted Steam and it all started working again. Ugh.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So does the game not work with Proton 7.0-5 or something?
      It's called experimental because it's unstable, but a lot of you guys seem to have fallen for the "dude just use experimental for everything" meme.

      (Me)
      And yes I see that Valve set it to Proton Experimental by default on Steam Deck, but they made that recommendation in fucking March of last year. What features were in experimental 10 months ago and aren't in a stable version yet? If Valve is going to be selecting Proton versions for people, they need to commit to making sure those selections are up-to-date. Having a game pinned to the experimental build forever makes no sense.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Experimental is meant for people willing to test stuff before it gets into stable, bro

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hello lord gaben, when steam 64bit on Linux?

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gamescope + dgvoodoo is a godsend for old japanese games that are stuck at 640x480

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/DgVoodoo_2
      >dgVoodoo 2 is a graphics wrapper that converts old graphics APIs to Direct3D 11 or Direct3D 12
      oh, so it's not emulation when Windows users do it.
      I see how it is.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Obviously not, just like it's not emulation when modern Windows runs Win32 applications, it's just compatibility.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm kidding but API translation is also what Wine does, and people think they're trolling Linux users by saying Wine is an emulator (as if emulation were ever a bad thing anyway).

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I know, that was the joke. Modern Windows does a fuckton of API translation so calling Wine an "emulator" means nothing, it just does the same shit Windows does under the hood for backwards-compatibility. Sometimes it even does a better job, such as running 16-bit Windows applications in a 64-bit environment.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I think by definition, anything that runs on windows NT does this. win32 is nothing but a subsystem.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I never understood why dgVoodoo 2 adds a watermark that is removable in the settings. What's the point?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        mostly testing
        i used it in a game to make sure it was actually running before i disabled it

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ah, I see.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, it's good to see if it's running at all. I will say having doujin shmups that don't look all fucking blurry anymore is great.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hey where I can find good sci fi freeware games.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've heard good things about The Ur-Quan Masters.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hey where I can find good sci fi freeware games.

        Star Control 2 aka. The Ur-Quan Masters is the gold standard of freeware and free software scifi games. And scifi games in general for that matter.
        Have ZEX.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    every day I have some sort of question theres never one of these and every time I come here I never remember what I even wanted

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      open notepad.exe

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ask on

      [...]

      , there's literally always one on the board.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hello does anyone know what theme/skin/de/wm this is

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hard to tell just from window decorations. Could be anything fluxbox or openbox.

      By the way, does anyone know why I can barely run Quake on my thinkpad if I'm not running a DE?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Too little information. Have you checked performance metrics and see utilization of GPU/CPU etc? Checked what device and driver are being used in the case you have several drivers or gpus installed on your system? Too much guesswork

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nothing seems out of the ordinary in terms of performance metrics. I'm using the i915 driver since this is an x201 which obviously has an intel iGPU. The only thing I can think about is that I might need a compositor? KDE comes with one and the game runs at 60 FPS there. I tried Picom but the game still runs at half the framerate.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think you can use picom with KDE so you can start crossing out things from possible culprits. Are you sure your monitor is running at 60hz when not using a de?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              According to xrandr, yeah it's running at 60. I tried disabling KDE's built-in composition and swapping it for picom and it still runs great.

              Really strange, you'd think games would run better in a WM environment.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's not happening on Fluxbox either which I just installed to test. Looks like SpectrWM is the culprit.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I feel like somewhere in the pipeline there's some sort of vsync shenanigans involved

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Window manager is Fluxbox.
        If you're asking for the Wallpaper, it's pic related.

        thank you, i like your theme and desktop

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Window manager is Fluxbox.
      If you're asking for the Wallpaper, it's pic related.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hey I have question where I can find a piracy site for linux games?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rutracker has a lot of native linux builds
      johncena141 uploads pirated windows games with setup scripts on 1337x

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not that I think you should reward developers who use DRM and punish those who don't, but GOG has games for Linux.
      https://www.gog.com/en/games?systems=linux
      If the sites that illicitly distribute GOG games don't have the Linux versions, then I guess they suck.
      You can also use Innoextract to unpack GOG installers for Windows.
      https://constexpr.org/innoextract/
      Of course, just running the Windows installers with Wine also tends to work, in my experience.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I turned Discord into a chromium PWA. Discord fucking sucks when it comes to Linux packaging.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just use the flatpak with minimum permissions given, I'm trying to move away from Discord as a whole.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's an rpmfusion won't update their shit episode
    day 3 now...

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Arch linux, the "bleeding edge" rolling release distro, hasn't updated their lightdm-slick-greeter for over a month already, which basically means it not working with the AUR lightdm-settings and basically having to cope with a black screen on login.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Arch linux, the "bleeding edge" rolling release distro, hasn't updated their lightdm-slick-greeter for over a month already
        There are packages in main that are frequently out of date
        >Hey are the maintainers okay? I've noticed that these packages are weeks behind schedule for a "bleeding edge" dist-
        >WHY DON'T YOU DO IT YOURSELF
        >WE'RE ALL JUST NORMAL PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU DOING VOLUNTEER WORK, INCLUDING THE GNOME MAINTAINER WHO'S ON HIS 8th VACATION FOR THE YEAR
        >IF YOU'RE SO IMPATIENT THEN JUST BUILD A PKGBUILD AND BREAK YOUR SYSTEM, GO AHEAD THAT'S THE ARCH WAYtm (but don't blame us for it)
        Still using Arch but the quality of maintenance has definitely slipped in the past few years. We're starting to see more competent forks now. Soon enough there will be not much of a reason to do vanilla Arch unless you like wasting your time.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you think that's bad, you should see all the unmaintained slackware slackbuilds. It gets to the point where you're expected to bump the version number yourself.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >slackware
            That distro is on its death bed, I don't even know how the hell they got to release a new version after so many years stuck on 14.2

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's a shame because 15 is really good.

              Hell, the site which hosts this really important addon for the package manager has been down for a week.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i was able to fix it from alienbob webpage
                https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/mirror-for-slackpkg-and-slakfinder/

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would anyone know why Sam and Max season 3 isn't launching on steam? I've played through season 1 and 2 but no dice on the new one.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have it, but I don't have it installed. Season 1 worked when I tried it. Or... when I tried the first episode.
      I bought those games for like $10 and then they were in a $1 bundle right after it was too late to get a refund. Pissed me off so much I haven't played them. Also they just don't have the soul that Hit The Road has.
      I could try installing Season 3 now and see what happens.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have it, but I don't have it installed. Season 1 worked when I tried it. Or... when I tried the first episode.
      I bought those games for like $10 and then they were in a $1 bundle right after it was too late to get a refund. Pissed me off so much I haven't played them. Also they just don't have the soul that Hit The Road has.
      I could try installing Season 3 now and see what happens.

      might as well download them all.
      h-here we go..

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >tfw you preordered season 3 back in early 2010 and still have the items

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unfortunately, all I can say at this time is "works on my machine".
      I downloaded all of the episodes

      [...]
      might as well download them all.
      h-here we go..

      and launched episodes 101, 201, and 301, and they all seem to be working with Proton 7.0-5, on Linux Mint 20.3, with AMD graphics. See image. They each launched in full-screen mode by default, but I put them in windowed mode just to show I'm not bullshitting you. I hit "new game" on episode 301 after taking this screenshot and it seemed to be working, but I didn't really start playing. You said it isn't launching for you, so I assume I've already gotten farther than you did. If you're using something weird like Proton Experimental or some GE build, you might want to try just using Proton 7.0-5 like I did; if that doesn't help then I don't know.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I am using GE so that might actually be it.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Good luck.

          For some reason, the desktop shortcut for Episode 202 (and none of the others) used a generic Steam icon. Just changing "Icon=steam" to "Icon=steam_icon_8270" fixed it. I wonder if that always happens, or if it just got fucked because I downloaded 16 games at once.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Switched to regular proton, nope.
            PCgaming wiki says I need to get a directx end user run time or a dll.
            Fuck sake.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It did some DirectX installation in the first-time set-up when I ran it.
              Did you try deleting the compatdata (Wine prefix) folder after switching from GE to vanilla Proton? It might help to let vanilla Proton recreate the compatdata from scratch.
              My compatdata folders for the five Season 3 episodes are
              ~/.steam/root/steamapps/compatdata/31220
              ~/.steam/root/steamapps/compatdata/31230
              ~/.steam/root/steamapps/compatdata/31240
              ~/.steam/root/steamapps/compatdata/31250
              ~/.steam/root/steamapps/compatdata/31260

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It seems to try and install DirectX on the first launch even after deleting the compdata folder, tries to launch then never launches.
                I'll figure something out.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Alright so looking into an error log, I managed to find this
                https://pastebin.com/XUBCbmrd
                dxvkError concerns me.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it's a dxvk error

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I ran it myself with PROTON_LOG=1 %command% in the launch options, and here's an excerpt from my log:
                https://pastebin.com/KumJcfxa
                I think the relevant part of your log is the
                >info: Required Vulkan extension VK_KHR_surface not supported
                whereas mine has
                >info: Enabled instance extensions:
                >info: VK_KHR_get_surface_capabilities2
                >info: VK_KHR_surface
                >info: VK_KHR_win32_surface
                but the logs show the same DXVK version, so maybe my GPU supports something yours doesn't...?
                My GPU is pretty old, though. It's a Radeon HD 7950.

                If DXVK is screwing you over, then you could try running the game with PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 %command% in the launch options, to make it use WineD3D instead of DXVK.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 %command%
                That's the ticket. I've had to do that before for Bloons TD6 so something about DXVK doesn't like me.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                so it works now? sweet

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What GPU

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone know how to fix the low frames of Team Fortress 2? It seems like a common issue and obviously my computer has recent components so it's not mine fault. Also it works perfectly on Windows.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you want help you need to at least list your hardware and drivers used. Using something like mangohud will also tell you if you're CPU or GPU bound, what driver is being used, etc

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >they fell for the linux meme

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Saying "I use Linux" was literally the reason I was able to get an IT job, so I'm grateful for falling for it. Granted, it's a shitty entry level tech support job and the company uses Windows 11 of all things, but apparently that impressed the people interviewing me well enough. I don't even know how to use Linux, I just use an "it just werks" distro.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        By even knowing of Linux' existence you're probably above the 70th percentile in terms of tech knowledge in comparison to the average tech support applicant.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hello sirs, do not redeem the linux, do the needful and buy beautiful windows programmed by my brother Ranjeet.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how exactly is using an open source operating system a meme versus using a closed source spyware operating system

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he fell for the "linux meme" meme

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          sup dawg, heard you like memes

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You know both intel and amd have backdoors built into their processor that allows governments to spy on you right? Fucking Microsoft help fund and develop the Linux kernel. I bet you use Systemd and selinux as well. All of this shit has never been vetted btw. These systems are so complex that you would have to dig through hundreds of millions of lines of code and have the knowledge of thousands people to figure out if they are doing anything bad. There could be any number of back doors and spyware built into Linux and the chances are no one would ever find out. Also if you have ever used Steam or Discord your data has been harvested and sold no matter what OS you're using.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if that's the case then you're not safe either you do realize that right? Or did you build your own cpu

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          linux code contributions are reviewed, get a clue

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >You know both intel and amd have backdoors built into their processor that allows governments to spy on you right
          can I get some actual evidence for this or are you just speculating?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He means the Intel Management Engine. Yes, there is a coprocessor in your PC that runs its own operating system, completely transparent of your main OS, even when the system is shut down but has power. And yes, it does have network access. At least some versions of this system have been determined to run MINIX 3 as its OS. AMD has its own version of this as well, there hasn't been a CPU on the market in 10 years that doesn't do this.
            Whether or not it's actually malignant is anyone's guess however.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Whether or not it's actually malignant is anyone's guess however.
              so it's just speculating as I figured. It's the easiest thing ever to go on the internet and speculate and conspiracy theorize to come off as intelligent and show off to other anonymous idiots

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Pretty much. It has the capability to be a backdoor, but whether or not it is one hasn't been determined.

                >And yes, it does have network access
                how exactly does it access the network
                surely someone would've realized some strange outgoing traffic on their routers by now

                The more expensive server CPUs actually expose some of its capabilities for the purposes of remote management, it's called Intel AMT. The management engine itself however exists in all CPUs, it's just that Intel chooses not to let consumers access any of it. There's no proof of anyone ever recording it sending outgoing packets, so again, whether or not it's a backdoor or simply a premium feature that's cheaper to implement in all CPUs and then block away in the cheaper models, or if it's actually needed to manage eg. the power or thermals of the main CPU, is just speculation and Intel's trade secret.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I dig those animations.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >And yes, it does have network access
              how exactly does it access the network
              surely someone would've realized some strange outgoing traffic on their routers by now

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the guy won't bother answering you

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think there's an important difference between
          >your hardware has backdoors the glowmorons can use if you're targeted by them
          and
          >your OS uploads everything you do to the glowmorons to analyze and keep forever
          but maybe that's just me.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Man, ignorance is one hell of a drug. Imagine getting this brainfucked by Ganker of all places. The good thing about Linux is that instead of obfuscating this bullshit for you and pretending it just werks, it trusts you're not 90IQ moroncattle and gives you the keys to the kingdom:
          >cpu backdoors
          No one has ever detected an outgoing packet from either the IME or whatever AMD's alternative was called (this you can check, by the way, merely through looking at your router's logs). These may work as a backdoor for glowmorons, but never something remote. If you get caught with your anime porn folder fry your chips in a microwave while the FBI knocks down your door.
          >~~*funding*~~
          Because using Linux is easier even for fucking Microsoft. Imagine that.
          >All of this shit has never been vetted btw
          Are you stupid?
          https://github.com/systemd/systemd
          Feel free to cure your own ignorance. The "issue" with systemd is that it accrues too much power in a surface area large enough to be exploited, but you can be easily aware of what that fucking means.
          >Discord
          It's actually relatively easy to sneak past its bullshit. Your only real problem is in how inconvenient it is to use Discord through proxy. Its market isn't schizo autists, it's the cattle retarded enough to give them that information for bragging rights.
          >Steam
          Ironically keeps that data to itself. Either way just knowing what you do prevents it from looking at literally everything it shouldn't (e.g. on-topic posts for Ganker - Video Games).
          This place is just as bad about data collection, by the way.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I love when an intelligent person puts another person who's trying to appear as very intelligent but knows actually very little in their fucking place through the use of actual facts
            *eats popcorn*

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          still waiting for you to respond to all of your you's idiot

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been playing Bioshock 2 again, but it's the Remaster this time. I recall the OG BS2 on Win10 started crashing around Siren Alley when I replayed it a couple years ago. I'm not there yet but I heard that the remaster crashed more, and now I hear it crashes less. Let's hope it crashes less.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone have any luck with cheat engine? I noticed that the only one available for linux is for servers, and googling just says to use gameconquerer or scanmem, but they don't appear to have speed hack, which is the only thing I care about.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Try libspeedhack.

      btw you can use CE on Linux. For Windows games you just run it in Wine. For native games you run the native server and connect to it through CE running in Wine.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ive used Game Conqueror for one game to eliminate stupid low droprate farming

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >went through the trouble of getting llvm + Mesa updated on Manjaro so I can use my 7900XTX on my install
    >graphical bugs and system freezes in several games

    Give me a month and I'll be back. Until then, it's wangblows for me.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what games? haven't really been seeing that on my end but im not on Manjaro

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really wish there was some everyman who tried linux and had 10 linux guys helping him to make instructions into english. You can follow the how-to's verbatim and still get hung up on 20 points along the way because LOL how did you not know this from you're very first time using this new thing? Advocate for linux and tell us how, or shut the fuck up and admit its hyperniche. Ive had it with " why doesnt anyone use linux its so ea- OH FUCK YOU FOR TAKING ME SERIOUSLY, LOL ROFL MFW NOBODY SAID ITS EASY". You could freeze yourself for 10,000 years and everything around you would change but Linux would still need 10 command line inputs to load thumbnails or change volume.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bro fuck the botnet
    >*uses discord*
    LMAO

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>bro fuck the botnet
      Show me where GloriousEggroll wrote that.
      Not saying he didn't, but it's not in your screenshot.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Feels good being a Linux chad.

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I played Doom Eternal on my Linux boot.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I bought Doom Eternal during the winter sale.
      Is there a way to play the game without having to sign up for whatever the Bethesda shit is.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Denuvo
        >Company treats contractors like shit
        >Forced login
        Every day i found more reasons to not buy doom eternal

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Looks like you can skip it?
        https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Doom_Eternal
        I don't recall having to sign in when I played it, but that was on release, where they forgot to even ship Denuvo (lol)

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been a linux cutie for like a month and a half now I'm a cutie 🙂

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any tips in running payday 2? it crashes hard on windows and i can barely play on linux before it crashes

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you running the Linux version? I don't have the game, but I took a peek at ProtonDB (just in case you didn't because so many people still apparently don't); one report mentions that the Linux version crashes unless you use Zink, and some other reports recommend switching to the Windows version with Proton and using some launch options.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Damn, I didn't know enabling Zink was as easy as adding a launch option. I personally have no real use for it right now (and in fact it crashed the totally random Linux game I just tried with it), but at least now I know how to use it in case I ever need it for something. All I did was
        >MESA_LOADER_DRIVER_OVERRIDE=zink mangohud %command%
        and MangoHud showed Zink instead of OpenGL, so I guess it's built into the Mesa driver I already have.

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I gave up on Linux. Loved it when I tried it, but it's just not ready. And, when I say not ready - it's to no fault of Linux itself, but rather to the developers who refuse to acknowledge it's potential.
    I first started using Linux back in the late 90's and early 2000's when you have to compile your own LAN card and modem drivers.... so I've been around for a bit. Fast forward to now and I've tried Ubuntu and PopOS! (I like Debian, piss off). Even gave Mint a go.
    It just can't meet my gaming demands. I just put Windows on my Steam Deck because half my games in my Steam library either wouldn't run at all, or ran like shit.
    Sorry, gaming is my main hobby, and I don't have time to "tinker" and "google" fixes on this or that. I'll use Windows (as much as it is a literally piece of shit OS) until the developers in the gaming sphere start catering to Linux (which will never happen, because today's CS majors are gays and chud sympathizers who are more concerned with social justice than knowing what the fuck they're actually doing).

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I appreciate your honest post because I will always be sticking with linux but I've been getting irritated with losing my desktop entirely when trying to switch things around like audio. It's very daunting to lose your desktop entirely over trying to switch some things around. Bottom line is yes linux still has lots of faults and I don't really blame anyone for not wanting to stick around for it and its future

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I've been getting irritated with losing my desktop entirely when trying to switch things around like audio.
        Maybe pipewire will fix that up (in the future)?

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love when someone samefags their own post to seem relevant
    *eats pussy*

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if you compliment someone on here it just means you're being a samefag
      leave the site zoomer

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >talking about Ganker shit instead of actual gaming on Linux
    lol.
    and come on, none of you ITT really care about privacy except when having debates about it.
    you all use smartphones and the government knows what your favorite porn video is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I genuinely care about privacy which is why I switched to linux after using windows for like 15 years and enjoy the current discussion because people are making wild claims and I want to see the evidence as these are important things to figure out

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ziggurat
      How low did you go? Haven't dabbled with that for a long time, though I have it on my drive.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I got to the end. Got 100% achievements actually, but cheated at least a couple of those because I got bored but didn't want to leave the game at >90% done. lol
        Save files are plaintext, so you can save and quit, edit the file, and load it back up with a billion health or whatever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >none of you ITT really care about privacy
      that's why I use Windows

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Arch didn't work with the new amd GPU so I had to switch to fedora

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if cpus have backdoors then what the FUCK happens to all of the big companies that are working on big secret work? I GUARANTEE if any owner of any of these companies found out that his work was being stolen he'd be paying some people to clip whoever did it, it would be total chaos. That is why I dismiss that claim. If you steal someone's work you are risking your life and that's the bottom line and it doesn't matter where you hide if someone puts 10 years into something for example and it's stolen he's going for a drive and someone will be losing their life.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's essentially trust and the worthlessness of using stolen trade secrets (it's accepted fact everyone spies on everyone else, though the US government's the de facto eye in the sky and these tech backdoors are pretty much demanded by the NSA). Though opsec in the shit that matters generally requires local networks off any grid.
      Intel's management engine has been used for everything starting with keylogging and rootkits running above OS to stealing government papers in Asia through a server bug, not to say anything of the privilege escalation vulnerability discovered across the whole family, though Windows vulnerabilities on the daily are used for far more nefarious purposes regardless.
      There are freelancers that make a living on discovering these bugs.
      You can also rig your system to be pretty secure if you know what you're doing.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You can also rig your system to be pretty secure if you know what you're doing.
        very interesting post. What cpu do I use if I want to be the safest? I'm currently using linux os

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Both have backdoors. AMD has been more open about theirs (that's still vague). With Intel you can https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner/wiki/How-to-apply-me_cleaner (do NOT do this if you want to game) .
          The real answer is just to have a computer without internet access. Nothing as safe as completely silent.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            thank you for this information, saved it

            >I've been getting irritated with losing my desktop entirely when trying to switch things around like audio.
            Maybe pipewire will fix that up (in the future)?

            I'm trying to switch to pipewire and be able to use my bluetooth headphones is what I mean yeah. some forum posts say I have to downgrade bluez just to get it to work correctly with pipewire. Lots of fiddling and the fact that I lose my desktop when trying to switch just shoes how fragile linux is which is okay in some sense. I'll get it figured out soon, thank you

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >just shoes how fragile linux is
              Well have you ever tried to change your audio subsystem on Windows? Of course not, it wouldn't even let you try.
              You're fiddling with a core part of the OS, trying to switch to something that's still experimental.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              My Bluetooth earphones work fine on ganoo + Linux on pipewire (don't try with pulse) didn't downgrade bluez but maybe there's an issue with your specific model they requires it

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have been using my raspberi pi 4 more and more recently
    what are some games that can easily be installed on raspian?
    not on retropie, im not a gay

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Try to install Oblivion mods
    >Linux is case sensitive
    >the folders in the mod are lower cased "textures" instead of "Textures"
    >Doesn't work
    >Oblivion Mod Manager can't handle them either

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ...so rename it?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Rename all the folders and all the files even though you don't know how the mod files themselves were supposed to be name
        I already did that too and it STILL didn't work

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        lets not get too hasty now, pardner

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      did you try this:
      https://github.com/rockerbacon/modorganizer2-linux-installer

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Use filesystem that has the option of being case insensitive
      >Make oblivions folder case insensitive

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ganker told me to use btrfs

        did you try this:
        https://github.com/rockerbacon/modorganizer2-linux-installer

        no but i dont know how to install it since its not in the repo

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://github.com/rockerbacon/modorganizer2-linux-installer#installation-steps

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Listening to g
          Hopefully this is a learning experience for you

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i ran into this problem with some Thief patches and i had to use the file manager from emacs to bulk rename everything

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do everything inside of Wine. Use explorer.exe, 7-zip, etc like you would on Windows. It's stupid but it works.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's stupid but it works.
        linux in nustshell

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I had that problem with GMOD which intentionally ignore's Source for Linux's case folding.
      I quarantined it to the mega gay zone individual ext4 partition with casefolding

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >linux
    >gaming

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what about it?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >linux
      >gaming
      pick only one

      >Linux
      >Games
      lol

      it's funny, but also sad, but also really funny when the schizo comes in 10 hours too late to derail the discussion that already happened

      yes, that's what we're talking about, good job buddy

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hey there are any sci fi games with multiple playable characters in it, and also I have a laptop with Intel Core i3-1125 and 8GB of ram on it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You want an ensemble cast you can party up with? Define what you mean by sci-fi, the genre is all over the place.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well I talking about is character creators with that or simply a sci fi rpg.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Uh, Daemon X Machina? I can't think of any sci-fi RPGs 2021-2022 of late, sorry anon. Maybe try ELEX 2?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          try crosscode

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you increase the polling rate of a ds4 on linux?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >increase the polling rate of a ds4 on linux?
      Highlight phrase, right-click, search goolag.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i'll help you as i had to do this as well
      https://teddit.net/r/linux_gaming/comments/xooo8v/comment/iq1r6bs/

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >dmc5 trainer doesn't work on linux
    >modding in general is a hassle
    Other than that switching to linux has been great.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >linux
    >gaming
    pick only one

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i will not comply

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >tfw you didn't get one of these because of full time linux
        I wanted a red pie, damn it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Really hoping Valve starts reporting these kind of figures in the Steam Survey. Right now you only get counted as whatever platform

          Technically right now Linux is the only platform where you can get the pipe just by using it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            check the gpu breakdown for "amd custom 0405" in the survey as that's what the deck's gpu is reported as

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes, but your Deck only gets reported in that if you get the Survey on the Deck. The Survey only reports users by whatever platform the Survey appears on.
              So if you dual-boot with Windows, and the Survey shows up, you're only getting counted as a Windows user.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the survey also never automatically shows for me
                i have to edit the config to say the last survey was a year ago for it to trigger

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, in the past when I still had a Windows tablet I used for some casual living room gaming it was the only system that had the survey reliably pop up on so I always got counted as a Windows user.

                Thankfully that system got retired a while back, and now I my account is 100% Linux gaming.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Linux
    >Games
    lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >T winBlows user

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nothing because it's literally easier to just connect up my steam deck to my monitor

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kino

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