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The war of the PC stores is getting ugly, as Metro Exodus becomes a timed Epic Store exclusive
29 January 2019 at 4:40 pm UTC

Nevertheless
johndoe86xWhen Epic and Steam compete, then consumers will win. You can buy the game on the Epic store for $10 less than you would on Steam, and you can import into your Steam library and use Proton.

I usually don't feel like a winner when I'm pressured to do something..
In this case you probably won't have much luck using the game with Proton, as they will use Denuvo for it.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/412020/discussions/0/1743358239830198130/?ctp=35#c1743358239830104689

If they use Denuvo, then it wouldn't have mattered much if the game was on Steam or not. Having said that, this sounds more like an issue of supporting a non-consumer-friendly publisher than what store you buy this from.

The war of the PC stores is getting ugly, as Metro Exodus becomes a timed Epic Store exclusive
29 January 2019 at 3:51 pm UTC

Valve is great, and Steam is great. However, let's not forget that they're in the business to make money. They wouldn't pour so many resources into Linux if they didn't think it wouldn't pay off for them in the long run. Valve's love affair with Linux behooves us all, but it's business driven. So everyone should really keep their corporate allegiance in check. When Epic and Steam compete, then consumers will win. You can buy the game on the Epic store for $10 less than you would on Steam, and you can import into your Steam library and use Proton.

Will it count as a Linux sale? No, but the logic of buying it on a console, instead, (arguably the most locked down platform) because it's not on Steam baffles me. I'd buy a Windows PC game over a console game, any day.

Epic is going to scrap, so Valve is going to have to step up their game. Valve can't stay quiet and work via Valve time any more. They're going to have to apply pressure to themselves and be more communicative. We've all wanted that for a long time.

AMD have announced the AMD Radeon VII GPU and more at CES 2019
10 January 2019 at 7:36 pm UTC

Shmerl
johndoe86xI was hoping AMD would knock it out of the park. They are competing on the 2080 level, but in order to bring these Nvidia-driven monopolistic prices back down so that the Nvidia xx60 lineup is actually budget/mainstream again this won't cut it.

Navi might offer something cheaper but still high end.

Here's to more hoping. The latest leak according to AdoredTV is that the Navi dev team wanted to "let it bake" a bit longer and had to scrap plans to announce it at CES. Radeon VII isn't even a gaming card. It's a "defective" MI50 card that couldn't be used in the datacenter, so they placed display out on it and steered it towards content creator/game hybrids just like with the Vega FE.

AMD have announced the AMD Radeon VII GPU and more at CES 2019
10 January 2019 at 4:26 pm UTC

cxpher@gmail.com
DorritThis is great news but $699 makes it expensive.

Really? You know the price of the comparable RTX 2080 is US$799.00?

I'm sorry, but these GPU prices are still absurd. For reference, the past releases in USD:

The 760 was $250 when it released and beat the 680
The 960 was $200 when it released and beat the 780
The 1060 was $250 when it released and beat the 980
But now the 2060 is $350 and won't beat the 1080, so we're taking steps backwards in price and performance.

I was hoping AMD would knock it out of the park. They are competing on the 2080 level, but in order to bring these Nvidia-driven monopolistic prices back down so that the Nvidia xx60 lineup is actually budget/mainstream again this won't cut it.

Looks like the 'Linux Steam Integration' project is being continued with Intel's Clear Linux
1 January 2019 at 5:19 pm UTC

iiari
QuoteI'm not too up to date on what Doherty is doing now, but it seems he's doing stuff for Intel again
Yes, as part of the Solus drama recently, it was made clear he's back at Intel, although his role there hasn't been publicly announced from anything I've seen.

I was originally a Solus backer, and I had hoped that Solus Budgie would become a kind of performance oriented Clean Linux for the masses. Without him there, I'm not exactly sure what Solus' mission is at this point or how they'll differentiate themselves from any other rolling system...

I knew he left Solus, but I didn't realize he was back at Intel. I think Solus's differentiation from other rolling release distros is that they have a very "curated" set of software that's supposed to be streamlined with the rest of the system. Meaning if you download something from the software center then it should just work with no dependency conflicts and accept the previous theme settings accordingly. I liked Budgie, but I despise Nautilus.

VK9, the project that aims to support Direct3D 9 over Vulkan has hit another milestone
16 December 2018 at 7:26 pm UTC Likes: 8

jens
Comandante ÑoñardoI wish Valve support this...
This project can give Proton the proper retro compatibility/performance for heavy weight DX9 games.

Are there any heavy weight DX9 games?

There are a ton of them. It was the de facto API before DX11, but the biggest one that comes to mind is the original Skyrim.

The next big Steam sale dates have been leaked, as usual
24 October 2018 at 2:40 pm UTC

rustybroomhandle
lucinosI propose one simple rule:

Do not buy any game that the developer is not actively testing it on linux. It is not that hard to just install a free linux distro and just run your game. If developers can be at least convinced to at least test their builds on linux that would be a huge win for linux as a platform.

Point: What if the key to making this happen is showing these devs that penguins are buying and playing their games?

Counterpoint: 1-2% might not be sufficient to change any company's mind

Counter-counterpoint: But maybe being able to play Windows games will help the 1-2% grow?

Counter-counter-counterpoint: If I were really witty, I'd have something clever here. Microsoft just gave us a huge check.

FTFY

NVIDIA have released the 410.57 driver as well as a 396.54.06 Vulkan beta driver to help DXVK
20 September 2018 at 3:44 pm UTC

Rooster
johndoe86xI played a few hours of it last night on Kubuntu with an i5-3570K and a 980 Ti. It worked straight out of the box on the latest SteamPlay beta version (whichever one that is right now). Performance was locked to 60fps most of the time with the "Very High" settings enabled. I'd give it a platinum rating if not for a few minor visual glitches that were very seldom, definitely at least gold status.

I'm a longtime Linux user, but I always booted back into Windows for games. So I'm not quite as seasoned as everyone else when it comes to drivers. I'm currently running 396.54 according to:
nvidia-smi

I installed my drivers from: ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
Is this the standard method or is there something else I should be doing to keep my drivers up to snuff for SteamPlay?

Thanks!

Thanks, will buy it once its on sale (my self imposed rule for buying non-native games).


396.54 should be up to date stable driver. I'm on 396.54-5, since I'm on Antergos, which is a bleeding edge distro.
If you plan using your PC for gaming, I recommend a bleeding edge distro to get the most up to date software and drivers automatically.

I'm familiar with Antergos KDE as I used to run it for awhile. I may switch back if Kubuntu doesn't keep me up to date fast enough. I also ran Solus for quite a long time on my laptop, but I never gamed with it.

Is there a tool involved with your graphics driver that you use or it simply updating via pacman? My main reason for Kubuntu (I like KDE) is that the SteamPlay community primarily runs Ubuntu (granted, followed by Arch), and they seem to give the most platinum/gold ratings.

NVIDIA have released the 410.57 driver as well as a 396.54.06 Vulkan beta driver to help DXVK
20 September 2018 at 1:42 pm UTC

Rooster
bird_or_cageSo this fixes Prey (2017) and it can be whitelisted for Steam Play. Wow. Can`t wait to test.

Let me know how it works afterwards, I have an interest in that game.

I played a few hours of it last night on Kubuntu with an i5-3570K and a 980 Ti. It worked straight out of the box on the latest SteamPlay beta version (whichever one that is right now). Performance was locked to 60fps most of the time with the "Very High" settings enabled. I'd give it a platinum rating if not for a few minor visual glitches that were very seldom, definitely at least gold status.

I'm a longtime Linux user, but I always booted back into Windows for games. So I'm not quite as seasoned as everyone else when it comes to drivers. I'm currently running 396.54 according to:
nvidia-smi

I installed my drivers from: ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
Is this the standard method or is there something else I should be doing to keep my drivers up to snuff for SteamPlay?

Thanks!

Valve's Steam Play should work better today, as DXVK was left in debug mode causing a performance drop
23 August 2018 at 1:13 pm UTC

jorvalHey,

Ive tested Tharsis and Deus Ex Human Revolution yesterday, both ran flawless. ind DXHR i had some framedrops at the start.
I would be perfect if steamdb would add an steamplay tag, or winehq. a database where we can put together our test's.

found this link in a fresh HexDSL Video ;) There it is our own Database with tested windows games.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DcZZQ4HL_Ol969UbXJmFG8TzOHNnHoj8Q1f8DIFe8-8/htmlview?sle=true#

This is great! I was wanting to test out Prey 2016. I noticed that one of the testers commented "stutters every now and again." I think this is a game specific problem, as I get stutter every now and again in Windows as well. What would be the best way to relay that message?

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