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NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta Driver out for Linux - helping DOOM Eternal on Steam Play
By mirv, 2 April 2020 at 11:29 am UTC

pete910I say more like a NV driver issue or AMD/Intel would have had to do same.

I recall something about the way nvidia reports memory capabilities differing between GNU/Linux and Windows, or at the very least performance impacts differing about what is reported. Possibly the GPU and host visible memory regions - the OS will handle it differently, hence why it's fine under Windows but not under GNU/Linux.
AMD architectures work a little different and the particular combination of their memory configurations and what is reported through Vulkan mean it isn't such a problem in this particular case.

Intel don't really have discrete cards yet, so bypass this entire problem; host and GPU memory is the same.

Just a guess based on what I've read about and heard of before, particularly with nvidia for whatever reason. Memory management like this can be a pain, and it's no longer hidden by drivers.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By pete910, 2 April 2020 at 10:47 am UTC

TheSHEEEP
pete910
TheSHEEEPOrdered my HOTAS a few days ago.
Time to wait...

What you got ?

Personally have a warthog, With the 3 patch out I will give X4 another go.
This one:
http://www.thrustmaster.com/products/t16000m-fcs-hotas

Didn't really want to go for the most expensive ones as I don't know how much I'll actually use it.
But that one reportedly works well on linux, and seems to be "good enough" quality, so I guess I'll be fine.

Good choice, IIRC it uses HALL sensors too, seems to be well recommended my Elite/SC players.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta Driver out for Linux - helping DOOM Eternal on Steam Play
By pete910, 2 April 2020 at 10:44 am UTC

I say more like a NV driver issue or AMD/Intel would have had to do same.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By beko, 2 April 2020 at 9:54 am UTC Likes: 2

As a former X player - yes, the one without a number - I am very satisfied with X4 nowadays.

It also runs smooth af and makes use of my precious cores instead of hogging to only one or two. All slidersss max

I'd only wish for _more_ ship interior designs I could walk around in just for the fun.

…oh and absolutely use a SSD for that save folders. Saving takes very long.

Get ready to play with renaissance paintings as 'The Procession to Calvary' releases in April
By Seegras, 2 April 2020 at 9:44 am UTC

The banner here on GOL shows also a baroque painting..

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By TheSHEEEP, 2 April 2020 at 9:38 am UTC

pete910
TheSHEEEPOrdered my HOTAS a few days ago.
Time to wait...

What you got ?

Personally have a warthog, With the 3 patch out I will give X4 another go.
This one:
http://www.thrustmaster.com/products/t16000m-fcs-hotas

Didn't really want to go for the most expensive ones as I don't know how much I'll actually use it.
But that one reportedly works well on linux, and seems to be "good enough" quality, so I guess I'll be fine.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By pete910, 2 April 2020 at 9:23 am UTC

TheSHEEEPOrdered my HOTAS a few days ago.
Time to wait...

What you got ?

Personally have a warthog, With the 3 patch out I will give X4 another go.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By rustybroomhandle, 2 April 2020 at 8:57 am UTC Likes: 1

Wow. It's really smooth now. Ship AI seems better too. I wonder if it's good enough for them to turn collision damage back on.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta Driver out for Linux - helping DOOM Eternal on Steam Play
By Xakep_SDK, 2 April 2020 at 8:52 am UTC

Alm888
QuoteAdded a workaround for Linux Steam Play title DOOM Eternal, which overrides application requested memory locations
Wait, WHAT?!
In other words, "DOOM Eternal" has instructions to specifically place resources in system RAM instead of VRAM if ran on Linux? I mean, Windows® users do not encounter the "resources are in RAM" issue, that mean developers deliberately wrote the application to misbehave on Linux. That's a sabotage!
Windows driver works bit different in some aspects, game relies on windows behavior. It's likely unintended id fault.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By Patola, 2 April 2020 at 8:41 am UTC

Alm888
PatolaYou can earn every prize through regular missions.
Not true. As I wrote above, some paintjobs are on-line exclusive.
I doubt it. Which ones? What is your source?

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta Driver out for Linux - helping DOOM Eternal on Steam Play
By pete910, 2 April 2020 at 8:36 am UTC Likes: 1

Alm888
QuoteAdded a workaround for Linux Steam Play title DOOM Eternal, which overrides application requested memory locations
Wait, WHAT?!
In other words, "DOOM Eternal" has instructions to specifically place resources in system RAM instead of VRAM if ran on Linux? I mean, Windows® users do not encounter the "resources are in RAM" issue, that mean developers deliberately wrote the application to misbehave on Linux. That's a sabotage!



How you come to that conclusion when it's fine on AMD in linux.

Think you need to take the tin foil off

Struggling with regular expressions? Then visit 'Regex Crossword', a site to learn them through a Sudoku-like game
By no_information_here, 2 April 2020 at 8:32 am UTC

Looks brilliant. I have managed to mostly avoid learning regex so far. This is a good way to learn.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By Alm888, 2 April 2020 at 8:10 am UTC

devlandSome people say that you need to be online and create an account in order to upgrade your ship. Is that still a thing?
Not entirely true, no. AFAIK, upgrading a ship was never tied to on-line status. That is so since version 2.50 (initial release), dunno for the earlier beta-versions.

EgoSoft account and Steam DRM connection were still needed for certain things: obtaining some on-line exclusive paintjobs for ships (purely aesthetic) or unlocking alternative gamestarts (done via checking for certain achievement on Steam). This means GOG users were out of luck with the gamestarts (at least up to 2.60HF2).

Regardless, none of the above prevents meaningful ship upgrades (changing of equipment etc.).
gojulI own all the X- games but not this one.
In other words, you don't own all the X-games.
PatolaYou can earn every prize through regular missions.
Not true. As I wrote above, some paintjobs are on-line exclusive.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta Driver out for Linux - helping DOOM Eternal on Steam Play
By Alm888, 2 April 2020 at 7:54 am UTC

QuoteAdded a workaround for Linux Steam Play title DOOM Eternal, which overrides application requested memory locations
Wait, WHAT?!
In other words, "DOOM Eternal" has instructions to specifically place resources in system RAM instead of VRAM if ran on Linux? I mean, Windows® users do not encounter the "resources are in RAM" issue, that mean developers deliberately wrote the application to misbehave on Linux. That's a sabotage!

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By Ehvis, 2 April 2020 at 7:50 am UTC Likes: 1

gojulI own all the X- games but not this one. Don't trust them anymore, but well, if I see more and more good reviews why not...

You can trust them to not deliver a complete game at launch. You can also trust them to not just give up on it. And if you trust the reviews, they turned away from the Rebirth gameplay.

I suppose this is the time to start over and replay this from the beginning!

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By Patola, 2 April 2020 at 7:47 am UTC Likes: 1

gojulI own all the X- games but not this one. Don't trust them anymore, but well, if I see more and more good reviews why not...
So, you own X: Rebirth, but not X4? Riiiiiiight...

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By Patola, 2 April 2020 at 7:45 am UTC Likes: 1

devlandSome people say that you need to be online and create an account in order to upgrade your ship. Is that still a thing?
That was never true. You can earn every prize through regular missions. Besides, Ventures is not really significant for the game (really, it isn't) and there is a mod for offline ventures that does everything the official online version does.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By TheRiddick, 2 April 2020 at 7:45 am UTC Likes: 2

Wish the game supported VR

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By Patola, 2 April 2020 at 7:44 am UTC Likes: 1

CestarianWasn't the base game a buggy and somewhat incomplete mess? Already releasing dlc for it? tsk.

Still tho, I wonder what state it's in now compared to X3:AP...
It was. In november 30 2018, when it was launched. You apparently haven't been reading the news... Or my post telling the bugs have been fixed up above.

If you want more gore in the GZDoom and Zandronum engines try the 'Bolognese Gore Mod'
By Dedale, 2 April 2020 at 7:29 am UTC

A clear and exhaustive article. I like it. As i like brutal doom.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By gojul, 2 April 2020 at 7:26 am UTC

I own all the X- games but not this one. Don't trust them anymore, but well, if I see more and more good reviews why not...

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By devland, 2 April 2020 at 7:14 am UTC

Some people say that you need to be online and create an account in order to upgrade your ship. Is that still a thing?

Struggling with regular expressions? Then visit 'Regex Crossword', a site to learn them through a Sudoku-like game
By Seegras, 2 April 2020 at 6:58 am UTC

Doesn't make sense. I'm better with Regex than with Sudoku.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By Shmerl, 2 April 2020 at 5:16 am UTC

It's an expansion with a major version update for the base game, which includes bug fixes and etc.

Prepare your space legs for X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update
By Cestarian, 2 April 2020 at 4:33 am UTC

Wasn't the base game a buggy and somewhat incomplete mess? Already releasing dlc for it? tsk.

Still tho, I wonder what state it's in now compared to X3:AP...

Save money, buy awesome games and support charity in a big Paradox Interactive sale
By Purple Library Guy, 2 April 2020 at 3:56 am UTC Likes: 1

Finally picked up Surviving Mars. Still would love to see one of these big Paradox sales be all about DLC.

Valve makes auto-update adjustments to help with managing Steam's bandwidth use
By lejimster, 2 April 2020 at 2:00 am UTC

stanSteam should NOT force game updates on us. If a game....
I guess thatd be fair for single player games, but if there is a multiplayer element ideally you want all your players on the same version. I must admit it is quite annoying all the frequent updates for games you may have finished and don't even plan to go back to. So I think Valve made a smart choice at this time to conserve bandwidth.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta Driver out for Linux - helping DOOM Eternal on Steam Play
By Luke_Nukem, 2 April 2020 at 1:06 am UTC

I was able to purge nvidia drivers through apt, and install manually. Also able to keep prime-select to enable gpu offload and power savings, so that's good.

I was kind of hoping this driver might have an impact on Wreckfest performance, and it looks like it definitely did - so the D:E fix might have an impact on other games too.

You can build you own bundle of Codemasters racing games over on Humble Bundle
By Linas, 1 April 2020 at 11:26 pm UTC

The_Aquabat
brokeassbenAlso, American and Eurotruck Simulator 2 are a bizarrely zen experience for anyone who needs a low stress escape right about now.
yep been playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 a lot lately... my brain is overloaded with the covid19 news.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 is great. I am planning to visit my hometown during the Easter holidays.

You can build you own bundle of Codemasters racing games over on Humble Bundle
By The_Aquabat, 1 April 2020 at 11:10 pm UTC

brokeassbenAlso, American and Eurotruck Simulator 2 are a bizarrely zen experience for anyone who needs a low stress escape right about now.
yep been playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 a lot lately... my brain is overloaded with the covid19 news.

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