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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

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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

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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?

Valve have announced the Steam Link app and the Steam Video app (updated)
10 May 2018 at 3:25 pm UTC

This would be perfect for my Nvidia Shield TV. I hope the app supports Android TV (without sideloading).

The Steam Hardware Survey had some flaw causing cyber cafes to be over-counting users
4 May 2018 at 2:12 am UTC Likes: 2

What I hear was happening was that most of the cyber cafes had Nvidia and Windows machines. So when a different user would log in to a "new" machine on their Steam account, the Steam survey would pop up.

So, I don't think it was Deep Freeze or formatting, it was dozens of users logging into the same machine with different Steam accounts on a daily basis.

Feral Interactive are teasing another Linux port, so that's two titles not yet announced
29 January 2018 at 5:32 pm UTC Likes: 2

Mohandevir
qptain NemoOk, so apparently "it's just a shot away" is a line from Rolling Stones's song Gimme Shelter. The lyrics contain the line "Oh, a storm is threat'ning"

Mmmm... Let's see what I can come up with that... The last quest for Act 1 in The Witcher 3 is "Calm before the Storm". It's just a shot away from when things starts to "get interresting". LoL!

Dreamer! Nothing but a dreamer!

Edit:

Just found that:
https://witcher.gamepedia.com/Garibaldi_Hagan,_1224

If it's Witcher 3, then I'd buy it again!

Drawful 2 is another party game from Jackbox Games that has a Linux beta
27 December 2017 at 4:29 pm UTC

This is great! I stream this via Steam Link to the living room as a party game.

ScummVM 2.0 released adding support for more classic games
18 December 2017 at 2:21 pm UTC

This is great! I might finally make it all the way through King's Quest 7 now!

ARK: Survival Evolved is currently broken on Linux, water apparently fixed and ARK: Aberration released
13 December 2017 at 3:31 pm UTC Likes: 1

PsychojauHi everyone. May I share another point of view with you ?

I'm working on an UE4 project. Since I've updated to 4.18.1 (I will try with last patch 18.2 but don't have big hopes), I can't even load the Editor with Vulkan (crash) or calculate the Lightmass (swarm agent crashed). okay, that's not perfect either on Windows where you can have nice BSODs when making the lightmass....
The real problem is the bad Linux support from Epic.
Do you know that we can't even use the launcher to download / compile some plugins for the editor under Gnu/Linux ? Oh, and if, as an example, you want to buy some trees or dungeon walls to an artist on the marketplace : too bad ! You can browser with your regular browser but not download ! You need the launcher !
I don't care about compiling (even if it's time consuming) but f**k ! They say they support Linux but it's not entirely true !

I understand your frustration but maybe Ark devs are not the culprit here... (or maybe they are, I don't know of course)

Thanks GamingOnLinux ;-)

If they had been known for consistently improving their performance, squashing bugs, and listening to community feedback while in early access, then you could have a point.

Instead, they released a non-free DLC pack while still in early access, doubled the price when they left early access, and don't even have a platform that runs even remotely well.

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