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No Man's Sky has been shown to work rather well in Wine on Linux

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Not my usual sort of topic, but since it's proving popular it's probably worth highlighting. No Man's Sky (GOG Link) the brand new survival sim from Hello Games works rather well in Wine on Linux.

Note: I have not tested it myself, but there's multiple reports of it now.

It's interesting because it shows again how powerful Wine is and also how games using OpenGL rather than DirectX can be good for us even if the game itself isn't getting a Linux version.

A user has even supplied a video on steps on how to get it running:
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Quote**How to install (thanks to**
Note: you must have a 64 bit distro.
[1] Buy No Man's Sky (NMS) on GOG (DRM-free)
[2] Install WINE PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
[3] Update: sudo apt-get update
[4] Install WINE: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-staging
[5] Run wineboot
[6] Run winecfg and set "Windows 7"
[7] Run NMS GOG installer, after (the installer shows up an error, but don't worry!) you can play :D

Note: I am in no way endorsing buying Windows games to play in Wine, but you can't ignore how amazing Wine is. Wine is an incredible useful tool for those games you feel you can't live without, but aren't willing to put up with Windows.

Remember: buying a Windows game will not help Linux gaming. Article taken from
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scaine 16 Aug, 2016
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And yet... it's a Windows sale. Or in my case, no sale. I just can't bring myself to go down the dark road again. Linux only for me. No tux? No bucks.
coeseta 16 Aug, 2016
QuoteLinux only for me. No tux? No bucks.

Yup same for me, additionally I have more Linux games than I can play already and the queue is still growing :/
JudasIscariot 16 Aug, 2016
People keep mentioning setting the prefix to Windows 7 but I found that only Windows XP mode works for me ...
sub 16 Aug, 2016
rustybroomhandle 16 Aug, 2016
Quoting: subBTW

Heh, that one's been doing the rounds, and good for a chuckle. I have been watching my partner play NMS for a few days now and have seen quite a few planets that look as good or better than that E3 footage. Most planets don't have such dense animal populations though. The underwater bits are quite stunning too.

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PublicNuisance 16 Aug, 2016
I am really looking forward to this game bugs aside. I don't buy games until 3 months after launch anyway so it will hopefully be in much better shape by then. Either way if they want my money then crank me out a Linux version.
Nor Mantis 16 Aug, 2016
No tux no bucks!

I don't know whats more fun, watching the internet explode over this games or the game itself. I will settle on watching the train wreck from a distance. If they release a Linux version I will think about it. But if I have the gather/crafting game itch, ARK: Survival Evolved sounds like a much better game.
harfield 16 Aug, 2016
I really like Wine since it allows me to play some games I bought when there was almost no game for Linux, like Mass Effect 1 and 2, Fallout 3 and New Vegas etc. Five years ago, if you were a gamer, Windows was mandatory (and yes, I played a lot of Wesnoth, OpenTTD, UFO Alien Invasion and Oolite, but the list of good linux (almost all of them Open Sources) games was (and for open source still is) quite short... Plus there was a lot of unfinished games (and again, there still is), like Unknow Horizons, 0 A.D, FreeOrion (now we have Stellaris, Starsector and even the new Master of Orion... so shall we see a final release for this one?).

But still, the best "core" linux game from old days was ASCII Sector! (ok I'm a space game fanatic).
14 17 Aug, 2016
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Wine has its purpose. For one, it is a gentler transition to Linux gaming rather than just saying "goodbye" to a lot of your games. But I'm not a Winer user anymore, not for a couple years now. There is enough Linux gaming support to keep my backlog growing more than it's shrinking.
lejimster 17 Aug, 2016
I hope its just a matter of time before a Linux version is put out. Its nice to see developers choosing OGL over DX, maybe a Vulkan update will arrive in the future once they've nailed the bugs.

Not sure if its my kinda game but would love to try it. But I'm like you guys 'No Tux. No Bux'
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