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What are you playing this weekend?

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It's the weekend already? It's also September! When did that happen?

This weekend's main dish is going to be Two Point Hospital, the recent release that has you build a hospital and cure people from some really strange and slightly amusing afflications. So far it seems pretty good and runs really nicely. I will have some proper thoughts up early next week on that!

I've no doubt I will also be diving into some more BlazeRush (70% off on Humble) and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (60% off on Humble). Both of which I'm loving in local multiplayer with the mini-me.

Doom in Steam Play is also on the radar. I have to say I am really impressed with it, some good demon slaying to be had. The Vulkan performance is nuts, so smooth!

So the question is: what are you playing this weekend? Do let us know what you think about it!

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tofuhead 1 September 2018 at 1:19 pm UTC
ultimate chicken horse, human fall flat and shovel knight (co-op) so far.. i mostly game with my kids too so its usually local multiplayer things.. but later on in the evening I might continue my Tyranny adventure..

brandleesee 1 September 2018 at 1:23 pm UTC
Fell Seal - Arbiter's Mark (pre-release or something!)
amatai 1 September 2018 at 1:23 pm UTC
Dying Light: the following for me
Gobo 1 September 2018 at 1:37 pm UTC
Hot Lava and Thief (2014) with the help of Proton.

Received Hot Lava from a friend as a gift and wasn't able to get it up and running with Wine myself, but Proton is as easy as install and play from within Steam. Awesome! It's a Klei game, so you bet it's quality work, even in its pre-release state.

I bought Thief back when I was still dual booting, but I never was able to finish the tutorial mission because of a gfx driver related crash I wasn't able to resolve no matter which driver I used. Tried with Wine last year and had very poor performance and weird input behavior. Now with Proton it is very playable, only minor annoyances like subtitles not playing on cue. Going the full stealth route, no knockouts, no dousing flames and hoping to achieve 100% loot on each mission. Looking good so far
Anders1232 1 September 2018 at 2:08 pm UTC
I just ended my chaos campaign on Total War Warhammer, I am still waiting for Total War Warhammer 2 from feral to buy it. And for now I'm playing GTA 5 online via proton o/
Kyrottimus 1 September 2018 at 2:12 pm UTC
Mr. PinskyGTA V.

Yes, it runs on Steam Play/Proton

Needs a workaround to make it start, and it occasionally starts stuttering after a while, but overall it's a pretty smooth experience.

How? I've seen footage of it running on Linux, but couldn't find anything to tell me how to get past that Social Club loading.

Instead of telling you to go browse through a bunch of other posts, I'll outline *exactly* what I did to get my GTA V to work, get past social club and into the game (On Nvidia).

To get GTA V to work on Steam Play + Proton (3.7.5beta or higher recommended):

In Terminal, enter the following command, changing the dir to fit your own:

winetricks --gui

Then select default prefix, install a font and finally corefonts

I went this route because using the WINEPREFIX=/home/.../pfx winetricks corefonts command got stuck installing Gecko for me, and the gui powered through it somehow.

After that

Create a file called gta_dxvk.conf and copy/paste the following in it:

dxgi.customDeviceId = E366
dxgi.customVendorId = 1002

Then save it to your /home/<username>/ folder

Then go to the game properties in your Steam library and set launch options to:

DXVK_CONFIG_FILE=/home/<username>/gta_dxvk.conf %command%

[EDIT]Removed PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 command; with Proton 3.7.5 Beta, GTA V runs way better without the PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 launch command.[/EDIT]

I also had to make sure in Nvidia Settings I activated "Force Full Composition Pipeline" and "Force Composition Pipeline," as they disabled themselves the last time I updated drivers. Without this, the game, for me, had tear-able tearing (pun intended).

Now I get 50-65FPS, though I do notice the textures can be a little wonky on the roads past a certain distance; but I think that has to do with the DXVK and Vulkan in the current edition of Nvidia Drivers I'm on, 396.54. I know the 396.54.02 supposedly fixed some stuff but it hasn't showed up in my graphics-drivers:ppa yet.

I hope this helps others get GTA V to work, doing the above steps makes it run flawlessly now for me.

Last edited by Kyrottimus at 6 September 2018 at 9:08 pm UTC
Unshra 1 September 2018 at 2:30 pm UTC
Two Point Hospital, I gotta get those hospitals to three stars. :p
armandhaa 1 September 2018 at 2:30 pm UTC
dead cells on steam, dxhr on steam-playonlinux,
star wars battleground 2 on steam play
poisond 1 September 2018 at 2:51 pm UTC
Beat Saber, on linux
denyasis 1 September 2018 at 2:58 pm UTC
Rimworld. Just started it Thursday. Haven't played in a while, loving the updates.
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