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GOL Survey Results: December

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The new year is upon us and so is the latest survey. There were 787 respondents to the survey this time, 400 less than the record set last month, but still a healthy number nonetheless. Thanks to everyone who took the time to do it and please carry on filling it out.

You can find the new survey here .

The survey will have no changes made to it for the first time in preparation for the month-by-month comparisons which should begin next month. GOL reader Fedso is working on a program that takes the csv files from Google Forms and automatically creates graphs comparing previous results. Once this is done, we will be able to observe trends for the first time and things should get a lot more interesting!

Otherwise, despite being a new year, it’s going to be another fairly boring set of results, leaving analysis for next month when we have a clearer picture of how things have evolved since the survey started.

Do you currently use Linux as your primary PC gaming platform?

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Did you use Wine to play games last month?

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Did you use a Windows partition for gaming last month?

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Did you delete your Windows partition or stop using it completely for gaming last month?

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What distribution do you use on your primary Linux gaming PC?

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What Desktop Environment do you use on your primary Linux gaming PC?

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Did you change your primary Linux gaming distribution last month?

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What graphics card do you use on your primary Linux gaming PC?

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Which drivers do you use for that graphics card?

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What CPU do you use on your primary Linux gaming PC?

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Did you exclusively buy Linux-supported games last month?

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How many Linux games did you buy last month?

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Which of these retailers did you use to buy your Linux games last month?

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Unique Question - Do you use a gamepad/controller?

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On to the unique question and I got a bit of flak for its question, with a perceived anti-gamepad “master race” bias. I just want to clarify that this was intended as a joke. The results showed that more than half of Linux gamers use gamepads, with less than 40% not using gamepads at all.

I use an unofficial Xbox 360 which works out of the box for everything with controller support, with one or two exceptions where I have had to unload xpad and use a series of cumbersome commands with the xboxdrv driver, then remap the whole thing on jstest which never saves the configuration. What are your gamepad experiences?

Conclusions

Normally there would have been a lot more analysis, but as a few people rightfully pointed out, if you comment month after month on incremental changes then you run out of things to say pretty quickly. The changes this month were all within 1-2% so this still applies and there is not much to say. However, next month expect to see a lot of analysis as we see all the results next to each other for the first time.

Please remember to fill out the new survey . Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Beamboom 2 January 2015 at 6:49 pm UTC
"What are your gamepad experiences?" -> I got a Logitech F710 and it works perfectly out of the box, rumble included. And it's wireless.

It's got two mode settings, "X"(-box) or "O" (whatever O stands for) and I use it on Xbox setting.
rodvil 2 January 2015 at 6:55 pm UTC
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The link to the new survey is broken.
Segata Sanshiro 2 January 2015 at 7:16 pm UTC
rodvilThe link to the new survey is broken.

The editor for GOL has changed. For some reason it takes everything as an internal link, so thinks the address is gamingonlinux.com/goo.gl/vCuazq - I'll try and fix this ASAP.

For now just copy and paste goo.gl/vCuazq into the address bar.

EDIT: Fixed!
codyaj1995 2 January 2015 at 7:34 pm UTC
My ps3 controller works out of the box, with no need to install a driver! I have tried a xbox controller with no luck...
StianTheDark 2 January 2015 at 7:36 pm UTC
Segata Sanshiro
rodvilThe link to the new survey is broken.

The editor for GOL has changed. For some reason it takes everything as an internal link, so thinks the address is gamingonlinux.com/goo.gl/vCuazq - I'll try and fix this ASAP.

For now just copy and paste goo.gl/vCuazq into the address bar.

The easy fix is to add http:// to the link, because the browser presumes its an internal link.
Liam Dawe 2 January 2015 at 7:38 pm UTC
That's it exactly, all links need http on them or they will be classed as an internal link.
stan 2 January 2015 at 7:59 pm UTC
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I’m using a Dualshock 2 (playstation 2) gamepad, which sometimes works perfectly (The Swapper, Dust, Guacamelee, Superfrog HD), sometimes partially works (Euro Truck Simulator 2), sometimes doesn’t work at all (Beatblasters III), depending on the game.
natewardawg 2 January 2015 at 8:01 pm UTC
In the living room I use a Logitech F710 since it's wireless and I can get a ways away from the TV. It gets recognized and pairs instantly running under Linux, but in the past when I used to use it with Windows it would often take a lot of unplugging and replugging to get it to pair as well as initially needing to install the XBox driver before it would recognize it.

At my desk, which is where I primarily play, I use the Logitech F310 since I don't need batteries and the signal is much better than the F710 since it's wired.

Both controllers work flawlessly and out of the box under Ubuntu.
EagleDelta 2 January 2015 at 8:06 pm UTC
Removed: I missed part of the rules. I'll keep my opinions on certain Distros to myself to avoid a distro war.
JSVRamirez 2 January 2015 at 8:13 pm UTC
I use a Saitek P2600 which, so far, has worked out of the box for everything. The only hiccup was with Shank, but this seems to have been the same for almost everyone.

This said, I do mainly use the keyboard and mouse out of comfort. I've only ever had two consoles over the past 30 years and started gaming on a ZX Spectrum, so kb+mouse is what I know best.
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