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NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By debianxfce, 16 August 2018 at 4:11 am UTC

Laptops are expensive portable toys, no serious gamer uses them. All that I know who had a gaming laptop are using a desktop computer now.

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By stretch611, 16 August 2018 at 4:00 am UTC

My laptop with an optimus card fried less than 1 month ago... And yes, I believe that it had to do with having the GPU set to nVidia 100% of the time.

Thanks to driver installation hell I was finally at the point where I bought a AMD Ryzen 7/Radeon RX580 laptop to replace it. Admittedly, the last laptop was the 2nd I had with an optimus and it was not as bad as drivers with the 1st one back in early 2013, but why deal with the extra hassle if you do not need to.

With AMD working much better with linux now than it was previously, nVidia might be starting to see the light that a few lost sales in the future will start adding up. They are probably trying prevent this from happening.

Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support
By TheRiddick, 16 August 2018 at 2:37 am UTC

From what I understand there is no combat in this game?

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By Swiftpaw, 16 August 2018 at 2:23 am UTC

Shmerl
SwiftpawIs this feature in place yet for AMD?

Doesn't AMD work with upstream PRIME properly already?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PRIME

The only reason Nvidia is in such a mess is because they don't care to upstream their driver.

From your Archwiki link, it sounds like it's working, but you have to use an env variable for programs you want to run with your discrete GPU. I guess it's not automatic yet, where it moves rendering tasks over to the discrete when it somehow detects that rendering demands are high. I think that's how it's supposed to work, anyway.

Super Indie Karts, a retro-inspired racer is now available on Linux
By ronnoc, 16 August 2018 at 2:23 am UTC

Been waiting for this one for a LONG TIME! Great to see it finally get to Linux.

Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support
By x_wing, 16 August 2018 at 2:17 am UTC

mirvI'll wait a couple days for reviews to say it's not horribly broken, and then it's looking very much like I'll soon have another game to play (probably via GOG, which is nice). Then just to find time to play it.

Rock solid 60 FPS with Mesa + AMDGPU on my side. Everything on Epic (of course, I have an RX580, kinda what I expected).

Couldn't find any problem so far.

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By Shmerl, 16 August 2018 at 1:32 am UTC

SwiftpawIs this feature in place yet for AMD?

Doesn't AMD work with upstream PRIME properly already?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PRIME

The only reason Nvidia is in such a mess is because they don't care to upstream their driver.

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By cc2600, 16 August 2018 at 1:26 am UTC

It would be nice, right now I just leave it on the nvidia card unless I am going mobile in which case I can switch to the intel chip to save battery life. It's a minor inconvenience but a reboot isn't that big of a deal. It's better than taking the performance loss with bumblebee, in my opinion. Also the nvidia card does scale it's clock as well so overheating isn't an issue, on this laptop at least.

Honestly though, I wish I had gone with AMD, and probably will next time.

Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support
By qptain Nemo, 16 August 2018 at 1:13 am UTC

LeonardK
Doc AngeloDidn't know about the Linux version! Very nice! I'll take a look at this.

They're really supportive there and maybe now they have time to look into my patches for their first Edna and Harvey installment to maks it run on Linux natively (they told me they had something "big" to release first) :p
They will release a remastered version of the first Edna in 2019 that will support Linux. They've announced that on their official discord.

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By Swiftpaw, 16 August 2018 at 12:49 am UTC

Is this feature in place yet for AMD?

Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support
By 14, 16 August 2018 at 12:11 am UTC

scaine...but voice acting is top-drawer and the atmosphere is off the charts. Enjoying it immensely.
Who do you keep in your drawers?

Graveyard Keeper from Lazy Bear Games and tinyBuild is out with same-day Linux support
By 14, 16 August 2018 at 12:10 am UTC Likes: 1

Three cheers for a same-day Linux release! Great news!

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By 14, 16 August 2018 at 12:00 am UTC

I've messed up my display settings multiple times on my laptop that has both an IGP and discrete Nvidia graphics. Thank goodness I had other computers to search the internet for help! I'm afraid to try it again because of those experiences.

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By Ketil, 15 August 2018 at 11:30 pm UTC

I tried optimus a few years ago, but the laptop didn't have a good enough cooling solution to play games requiring a dedicated GPU. I didn't try with a laptop cooler, but I don't think I would use it enough to make it worth purchasing. I rather play games on my desktop computer, and let the laptop be for work only.

Boyfriend Dungeon, an action-RPG dungeon crawler where the weapons transform into people is on Kickstarter
By Cyril, 15 August 2018 at 11:27 pm UTC

liamdaweAaaaand they're funded.

A lot of people do want this game apparently!

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By yahya, 15 August 2018 at 11:09 pm UTC

I use Bumblebee.
But doesn't work for Vulkan.

An official support would be great

First-person grappling-hook platformer 'The Free Ones' is out with Linux support, it's pretty good
By Kels, 15 August 2018 at 11:09 pm UTC

Oh, these are the folks who made FarSky. I could never get that to work on my old system. Wonder if it'll run on my new one.

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By Teq, 15 August 2018 at 10:59 pm UTC

I just got a laptop with Optimus and was bummed to find out (the hard way) that bumblebee doesn't support Vulkan. Hopefully this solution will.

NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
By Leopard, 15 August 2018 at 10:59 pm UTC

Awesome , currently Nvidia Prime on Ubuntu 18.04 is a disaster

Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support
By LeonardK, 15 August 2018 at 10:38 pm UTC Likes: 1

Doc AngeloDidn't know about the Linux version! Very nice! I'll take a look at this.

They're really supportive there and maybe now they have time to look into my patches for their first Edna and Harvey installment to maks it run on Linux natively (they told me they had something "big" to release first) :p

CnCNet are providing Red Alert & Tiberian Sun with an updated renderer using OpenGL for better Wine support
By sn0rlax, 15 August 2018 at 10:36 pm UTC

I just want one of these projects to give me Red Alert 2. That's the best one of all.

Boyfriend Dungeon, an action-RPG dungeon crawler where the weapons transform into people is on Kickstarter
By skye, 15 August 2018 at 10:00 pm UTC Likes: 1

Oh man and here I was thinking I 100% didn't want to play any dating sim ever...

Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support
By mirv, 15 August 2018 at 9:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

I'll wait a couple days for reviews to say it's not horribly broken, and then it's looking very much like I'll soon have another game to play (probably via GOG, which is nice). Then just to find time to play it.

First-person grappling-hook platformer 'The Free Ones' is out with Linux support, it's pretty good
By no_information_here, 15 August 2018 at 9:37 pm UTC

I liked Story about my Uncle and was really surprised at how fun Valley* was. This sounds like it could be good.

*Edit: In fact, I was grinning almost the whole way through Valley. It wasn't particularly hard, but they really nailed the fun part.

The Humble Jackbox Party Bundle is out, some of their games have hidden Linux beta versions
By thelimeydragon, 15 August 2018 at 9:33 pm UTC

hateballI'm mostly on the fence about this due to it not being officially on Linux. I guess it shows as Linux sale on Humble tho? But how does Steam calculate the stats if Linux is only available on a beta branch?

Steam still sees it as a Linux purchase even if a game doesn't have any Linux binary.

It would know you're using the Linux binary as it'll download from the Linux branch of the game.

Graveyard Keeper from Lazy Bear Games and tinyBuild is out with same-day Linux support
By Avehicle7887, 15 August 2018 at 9:24 pm UTC

The Mac is also missing from GOG, I hope the Linux version makes it there too as I like these pixelated management sims.

CnCNet are providing Red Alert & Tiberian Sun with an updated renderer using OpenGL for better Wine support
By Avehicle7887, 15 August 2018 at 9:18 pm UTC

I haven't heard of these projects before, Tiberian Sun remains one of my fav in the series.

Graveyard Keeper from Lazy Bear Games and tinyBuild is out with same-day Linux support
By Ehvis, 15 August 2018 at 9:08 pm UTC

micha
madchaotikanBy the way, I had a 25% off coupon for this game on steam. Any idea where it came from? How can I find out?

I had the same.. maybe if you wishlisted it?

Nope. I had it wishlisted for a long time, but no coupon. So most likely you own something else from them.

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