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Valve is getting back to focusing on gaming, with non-gaming videos being retired
20 February 2019 at 7:46 pm UTC Likes: 8

scaineMS fanbois desperate to re-enforce their Helsinki syndrome.
I think you mean Stockholm syndrome. They're our neighbours, but they can keep their icky syndromes.

Eastshade, the peaceful open-world exploration game is still coming to Linux
15 February 2019 at 5:34 pm UTC Likes: 3

GustyGhostI remember trying this one when it was still called "Leaving Lyndow". An absolutely gorgeous game. It looks like they've added a bunch of new areas since then.
Leaving Lyndow is actually "a short, first-person exploration adventure game, set in the Eastshade universe" to quote their website. The game is still available, but it's only officially supported on Windows and Mac.

Eastshade, the open world adventure where you're a travelling artist has a new trailer and release date
14 February 2019 at 3:20 pm UTC Likes: 2

PhiladelphusI'm planning to be the brave soul to try it with Proton and put my findings on ProtonDB…once I get time this weekend, that is.
Brave or impatient?

The action adventure game 'Evoland Legendary Edition' arrives with Linux support
10 February 2019 at 10:41 am UTC Likes: 1

voyageurAnyway Alt-F11 in my config is windows list popup (and using it in game does not apply fullscreen)
Forcing the window into fullscreen mode through your window manager seems to be the solution anyway. Most window managers have some sort of a shortcut for this. Didn't see anything in the docs for Window Maker, so maybe you're out of luck.

The action adventure game 'Evoland Legendary Edition' arrives with Linux support
9 February 2019 at 10:22 pm UTC Likes: 1

axredneckAFAIK You can use Wayland under X
edit: GTK3, Mesa, MPV, Retroarch and many other things also require Wayland.
These can use Wayland, but certainly do not require it luckily

Installing wayland libraries allows Evoland to start on my plain X11 setup, but then I get the not-fullscreen issue. Pragmatic workaround here: kick wayland libs out and switch to proton for this game (fullscreen without issue)
Is it more pragmatic than hitting Alt+F11?

The action adventure game 'Evoland Legendary Edition' arrives with Linux support
9 February 2019 at 2:07 pm UTC Likes: 1

OdisejI am really enjoying this game but I cannot find a solution to making this full screen. Did anyone find a solution to this, F11 does not work for me.
Try Alt+F11. That does the trick for me.

The action adventure game 'Evoland Legendary Edition' arrives with Linux support
8 February 2019 at 7:34 pm UTC

morbiusI had a Steam key for Evoland 2 lying around for a long time, got it in some bundle long forgotten. It looked interesting, but the game didn't have a Linux client or work in Proton. Activated it now and got the Legendary Edition for free.
Thanks for the tip. My key apparently came in a bundle called "Humble Bundle's: Best of 2016".

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
7 February 2019 at 9:50 pm UTC

tuubiAnyway, the usual solution to work around this is ...
... to turn compositing off. KWin even has hotkey to toggle compositing.
Just turning off the compositor doesn't give you a tear-free, v-synced desktop, so it's not a proper solution.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
7 February 2019 at 11:56 am UTC

BrisseI see you are using xfce and I'm not surprised. TearFree is enabled out of the box on most sane mainstream DE's like Gnome and KDE. I'm not saying xfce is bad because it certainly has it's place, but the issue in your case isn't with AMD, it's with xfce's bad defaults.

I get screen tearing even on intel integrated, with XFCE (compositor on).
By TearFree I meant the driver option. Not something a DE can enable or disable. That's up to your distro. But sure, many alternatives have better compositors than the one in Xfwm4.

Anyway, the usual solution to work around this is a third party compositor like compton. Some distros do this by default. Mint Xfce seems to let you pick your own wm+compositor combination in the "desktop" settings panel, with "Xfwm4 + Compositing" as default. It's actually the only sane default as long as they want to support systems with older integrated graphics. I just tried with a first-gen i3 and opengl-based compositors were too sluggish for comfort.

Aaaand we're way off topic.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
6 February 2019 at 7:41 pm UTC

tuubiThat doesn't really match my experience, but I guess I'll take your word for it.

You mean you didn't have any tearing issues even without using that "forced pipeline" setting? When I was using Nvidia, I constantly had them. vsync plainly didn't work at all.
I wouldn't say I didn't have any issues, but (opengl/vulkan) v-sync mostly just worked. I remember I used to have tearing with video playback before all the players supported hardware acceleration (vdpau), but it's been a while.

I only recently switched (back) to AMD, and immediately had to enable TearFree to fix tearing issues so the difference isn't as dramatic as you make it seem. When it comes to this particular issue that is. Of course there are other things AMD and even Intel do better than Nvidia, even if you ignore the ideology. But this is getting a bit off topic so I'll leave it there.

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