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The Division 2 live on Stadia, DOOM Eternal this week and more

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Stadia now has more games available with the release of The Division 2 and the latest expansion, plus DOOM Eternal arrives on it this week. A quick look round-up of Stadia game streaming news.

With The Division 2, the Stadia version comes with built-in support for Stadia's unique Stream Connect feature. This is where when you team up with others, you can all see each others screen in real-time, which does open up multiplayer games in an interesting way. It's also cross-platform against Windows and cross-progression with all platforms.

Here's a quick look of it running on Linux:

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A note about refunds too: When picking up The Division 2 as a good testing game for Stadia, it later went on sale. Turns out getting refunds for Stadia games takes a few clicks, and then it's basically instant. A refund had been approved before I could even click the Thunderbird icon to check for an email about it. At least when it comes to that side of customer service, Google's Stadia seems to do well.

Later this week on March 20, DOOM Eternal also launches on Stadia for $59.99 USD (UK/EU price wasn't given).

For anyone in right now through the Founder/Premier Editions or a Buddy Pass, there's also a bunch of games discounted across this week including: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Just Dance 2020, The Division 2 and Trials Rising.

I'm expecting now that Google will properly launch Stadia Base in either April or May. Since they've now rolled out 4K in the web, you can access captured shots and videos in the web and they actually have a few reasonably good games on it too and by then likely a good few more. Once Stadia Base is open for anyone to register, login and pick up a game, I'm very keen to see how the narrative around Stadia changes (if at all).

What they really need though, is a couple popular free to play titles to show it off a bit.


Being able to load up Chromium on my Manjaro Linux desktop or my Ubuntu Linux laptop, hit a button and then get a AAA game working in such a way is still a very strange experience. I'm still personally quite divided on how I feel about it. The convenience of it is brilliant that's for sure but there's still a lot of unease about how Google will handle it over time.

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Purple Library Guy 18 Mar, 2020
Quoting: Iperpido
Quoting: elmapuli hate to say that but...
geforce now pretty much killed stadia.
you simply can acess all your windows games on it.

dont get me wrong, i'm not saying i would use it, but the only reason to not use would be, because you are an linux fanboy...

i mean, you can buy your game on any store (steam, uplay, origin, epic store, gog, itch.io, etc) and stream it, you can get the free games that those stores distribute and stream it, or play it offline on your local machine.
why would any one purchase then on stadia instead?

i know its too soon to say that, but yeah, nvidia pretty much killed it, and looks like microsoft monopoly will continue for an foreseable future, even worse, they will gain marketshare at the cloud this time...
Geforce Now has no 4k, and no Linux support.
I have no idea whether elmapul is right, but no 4k and no Linux support don't make him wrong. Few care about 4k, and only we care about Linux support.
Comandante Ñoñardo 18 Mar, 2020
The problem with this is that an hyper ultra super fast internet connection is needed.... And that kind of internet service is not available worldwide.
Xaero_Vincent 18 Mar, 2020
You can enable hardware GPU video decoding in Chromium on Linux.

I think Vivaldi has support, Chromium in OpenSUSE is patched for it, and Archlinux-based distros have ungoogled-chromium and chromium-vaapi.

Get the patched version then add these flags to a config file or command line:

--ignore-gpu-blacklist
--enable-gpu-rasterization
--enable-native-gpu-memory-buffers
--enable-zero-copy

I think the biggest problem with Stadia right now is that you have to spend $129 to buy a Chromecast and Stadia Controller just to get started and the game selection is very small.

GeForce Now works on Linux via an Android 9 VM in QEMU and will later have a web app.
ziabice 18 Mar, 2020
OT: Will Doom Eternal use Vulkan API?

The only sure thing is that it will use Denuvo, so it couldn't be a day-1 supported Proton game.
PopeRigby 19 Mar, 2020
I'm going to be testing Doom Eternal through proton when it releases the day after tomorrow, as I have it preloaded already on both Windows and Linux (in-case it doesn't work on Linux). I'll report back if it works.
elmapul 21 Mar, 2020
Quoting: Iperpido
Quoting: elmapuli hate to say that but...
geforce now pretty much killed stadia.
you simply can acess all your windows games on it.

dont get me wrong, i'm not saying i would use it, but the only reason to not use would be, because you are an linux fanboy...

i mean, you can buy your game on any store (steam, uplay, origin, epic store, gog, itch.io, etc) and stream it, you can get the free games that those stores distribute and stream it, or play it offline on your local machine.
why would any one purchase then on stadia instead?

i know its too soon to say that, but yeah, nvidia pretty much killed it, and looks like microsoft monopoly will continue for an foreseable future, even worse, they will gain marketshare at the cloud this time...
Geforce Now has no 4k, and no Linux support.

the issue is, stadia cant live by selling games just for us, linux users.
and if the service is not sustainable, then google will give up on it.
currently, its like the first xbox, where microsoft lost money for years before they could make any profit, but if this dont change, soon or later they will give up.

geforce now not supporting linux, and stadia not being able to compete will kill our only chance of growing our marketshare on the desktop and end this cycle of "chicken and egg" problem.
but now that nvidia did this move, i dont have an clue on how google will compete, that is, if he can compete.

hell, i cant wait for stadia to be avaliable at my country, but the way things are right now, i think this day will never come...
elmapul 21 Mar, 2020
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: Iperpido
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: IperpidoYes, they rolled out 4k for the web... but on Windows only.
On Mac Os, there's no native VP9 support, but i can't understand why on Linux it's still locked to 1080p
Well there's the Stadia+ extension, which can allow you to force a resolution like 4K. The reason they don't by default, is likely as no current browser (even Firefox) has proper GPU video acceleration on Linux right now.
Well, i can confirm Stadia+ is actually working well on Linux too.
My other problem is that i have a 2k monitor, not fuill 4k. on windows i can use AMD's VSR, but on linux is harder.

I managed to do that using xrandr:
xrandr --listmonitors
hdmiOutput=$?
xrandr --output DisplayPort-$hdmiOutput --mode 2560x1440 --panning 3840x2160 --scale 1.5x1.5

(change DisplayPort to HDMI if you are using HDMI, of course)
Stadia+ is open source too, so as Stadia evolves people can hack away at that too which is quite cool. Shame it's needed for 4K right now, but eventually when browsers catch up on Linux for GPU accel it won't be needed.
stadia is open source? what? where is the source code??
elmapul 21 Mar, 2020
Quoting: Iperpido
Quoting: elmapul
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: IperpidoYes, they rolled out 4k for the web... but on Windows only.
On Mac Os, there's no native VP9 support, but i can't understand why on Linux it's still locked to 1080p
Well there's the Stadia+ extension, which can allow you to force a resolution like 4K. The reason they don't by default, is likely as no current browser (even Firefox) has proper GPU video acceleration on Linux right now.


so, no HDR and no 4k? shit
i dont care about 4k to be honnest, but many people do, and not having HDR is an big issue for me, at least in the games that support it...
No, i think HDR works on full hd too. And Stadia supports it.

you dont get the issue, HDR dont works on linux, that is why krita didnt have support for HDR on linux.

well, i probably will play on my chromecast anyway, there is no reason to ocupy the computer and tv when i can ocupy just one, and an big screen is a must have...

but, other people do care about HDR and 4k...
Liam Dawe 21 Mar, 2020
Quoting: elmapulstadia is open source? what? where is the source code??
I said Stadia+, we were talking about the plugin.
Purple Library Guy 21 Mar, 2020
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: elmapulstadia is open source? what? where is the source code??
I said Stadia+, we were talking about the plugin.
Technically, most of Stadia is open source . . . I believe it's called "Debian".


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 21 March 2020 at 4:18 pm UTC
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