Linux Gaming Thread

never going back to winblows

  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    That's a really low quality pic. What distro?
    I keep a windows machine because why not. But I mainly use Linux. W10 is probably the last microshill OS I'm going to use on any personal computer.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >what distro
      we just don't know

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      looks like one called nobara
      plz no bara

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >low quality pic
      >2560x1440
      >what distro
      >distro name in terminal

      kek

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous
  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Nobara
    How is it on Intel? No problems with any games so far?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      i had to disable cpu c states due to an annoying whine type noise that would happen anytime i scrolled, clicked on anything etc. it went away after editing a grub file, so other than that pretty smoothly, im only playing witcher 3, cs go and sonic frontiers rn and they all seem to perform fine

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Using Proton-GE? IIRC that doesn't come built in and you had to download it off proton-up QT in Nobara.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          yes

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        So it's the CPU that makes this weird noise? I'm not on Linux but been having this occasionally when I do specific tasks on PC.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Could be anything such as GPU and psu

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          yeah its p much "cpu whine" for lack of a better term, also could in some cases be capacitors on the motherboard i guess but regardless, disabling c-states fixed that up immediately for me. u can do it in bios also

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    How long until valve makes Linux actually as good as say windows 7?
    If I had millions of dollars I’d pay Linux developers to make a clone of windows 7

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Define what you mean by as good as windows 7.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Second

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        In some aspects some distros are already as good as windows 7. I guess I mostly mean to be able to do a lot with gui menus instead of having to use command line just to run the Linux equivalent of an exe. I wish Linux could run any windows application. There’s some applications that don’t have good replacements or ports to Linux. Like foobar2000 and notepad++. Then there’s the obvious of it not running every game.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          I've seen foobar2000 vanilla being used for daily use, a custom GUI setup would probably be a bitch to get running. Not sure about notepad++. There's no getting away from the terminal, even Windows power users use powershell or whatever is the equivalent now. And yeah while multiplayer has problems almost everything in my Steam library of singleplayer games are playable.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            I might switch over to Linux when windows 10 dies then. Hopefully by then the open source nvidia drivers are good.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          >foobar2000
          You can literally just run this with
          >wine ./foobar2000.exe
          and it works 100%. I moved on to quodlibet but this isn't an obstacle.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          >foobar2000
          Deadbeef comes pretty close. Too bad it's GTK.
          >notepad++
          kwrite

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >makes Linux actually as good as say windows 7?
      Linux already better than Windows 7 because it can run dx12 titles

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Name 5 (five) good DX12-only games.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        *installs DXVK DLLs on Windows in your path*
        heh, fuck linux.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          First of all, DXVK is for dx9-11
          Secondly, enjoy running vkd3d on amdvlk, lol

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Linux is already better than Win7. Always was actually.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      2 years ago

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >chudix

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >t. greedy windblows reseller garden gnome

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Windows (OR WANGBLOWS AS I HAVE COME TO CALL IT) is pozzed and basedmode! it doesnt let me customize my O.S for my perfect A E S T H E T I C

    It's easy af to run games on Linux. And they run BETTER too.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      chud aesthetic

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      what browser and file manager

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    How can you describe Nobara? How stable she is?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >stable
      It's barely a year old, what do you think? Sure runs all my games plays all my music, anime, and shows though.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=nobara
      Then read up on the Nvidia fixes, looks like there's shit in there that would be a headache doing by yourself as a first-time user.

  7. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone managed to install Linux on a gaming laptop? Lenovo Legion to be precise. Arch Wiki says it's compatible but I don't want to risk it yet and wondered about other distros.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      What's there to risk? It either works or it doesn't.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Bricking the laptop.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          And how would installing another OS brick the laptop? Do you have access to BIOS/UEFI that isn't fucked over by secureboot? If I were you I would look further to see if all the hardware is supported without any bugs before doing anything.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          You cannot brick a PC with an OS.

          • 6 days ago
            Dunah Radeem

            Sir you are wrong. Please refrain from installing over the Microsoft Windows.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              >dunah radeem
              fucking clever, 10/10, brit?

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          bro just install windows again if it doesn't work properly lmao, like, Black, the bios starts before the operating system, just flash drive in windows again mein moron

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      not a gaming laptop but i installed linux on my moms laptop when her windows install shat itself, i think it was kubuntu

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      You really only need to check if you have drivers available for your stuff and whether your laptop has an NVIDIA card or not. Novideo = a pain in the ass, doubly so with laptops. If you have an AMD card then you're good to go.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Novideo = a pain in the ass, doubly so with laptops
        Works fine on Nobara, the catch being the GPU must support 515 driver.

  8. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I have no problems with games on linux, but modding can be a pain in the ass. Lot of indie software that will break when not on windows.
    Currently attempting to run the unity mod manager unsuccesfully on manjaro.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >modding can be a pain in the ass.
      what options are there to handle mods anyway? don't tell me you have to do everything manually like the bad old days

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Modding skyrim with the mod manager werks, but you have to look up a couple of tutorials.
        I'm trying to get the unity mod manager to work for pathfinder but to no avail.
        Steam workshop modd may or may not work out of the box depending on the game, you need to find the folder where they are stored if they don't work, and you have to manually install them.
        This is what I have learned with the little experimentation I did.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Steam workshop mod
          Those work out of the box. See: Stellaris, Divinity Original Sin 2.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            As I said, it depends on the game. Total war attila mods will not work out of the box, because the launcher of the game does not exist on linux and the game launches without activating the mods.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >but modding can be a pain in the ass.
      https://github.com/sonic2kk/steamtinkerlaunch

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Uh, thanks. I will have to figure out how it works with unity mods but it is a start.

  9. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    yeah bro same I love having to put in more work for everything to run worse

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      the windows thread is down the street

  10. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

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  11. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Our year.

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