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NVIDIA 450.57 is out for Linux with DLSS and NGX, Image Sharpening plus more
10 July 2020 at 10:29 am UTC

Quoting: jens"define yourself by the things you love and not by the thing you hate"
Nice, who said that? (I see is a quote from something?)

NVIDIA 450.57 is out for Linux with DLSS and NGX, Image Sharpening plus more
10 July 2020 at 7:50 am UTC

So I've seen what NGX can do and the results are really stunning, mind blowing. Definitely a leap forward, at least from my amateur/consumer point of view.
But I wonder what this "support" means for us (Linux). AFAIK all the available software was Windows only. Granted, I didn't looked too much into it.
Is there any functionality (as of right now) available for Linux, or at least planned? I mean, the support was implemented for a reason, no?

Google announce 4 Stadia Pro titles for July, plus new titles landing today
23 June 2020 at 5:27 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: drlamb
Quoting: dubigrasuSo what to do, what to do...
Should I get Metro Exodus at a crazy good price on Stadia and play now, or wait until the Linux version comes up on Steam, sometimes in the future?
(btw, is it still coming to Linux?)

I'm waiting for the Linux native release even though I have it claimed on Stadia Pro. TBH the 30fps performance at 4K on Stadia is a bit hard to accept given the performance of other such Metro games on Linux.

The Linux depot on steam was last updated 27 days ago. QA testing, perhaps?

What about 1080p though, does it work at 60fps? (really don't care about 4k fortunately)

Google announce 4 Stadia Pro titles for July, plus new titles landing today
23 June 2020 at 4:48 pm UTC

So what to do, what to do...
Should I get Metro Exodus at a crazy good price on Stadia and play now, or wait until the Linux version comes up on Steam, sometimes in the future?
(btw, is it still coming to Linux?)

Stadia gets The Elder Scrolls Online free on Pro, Premiere Edition price cut
17 June 2020 at 7:34 pm UTC

Quoting: PilksUK
Quoting: dubigrasuI'm quite OK with the graphics, (no idea how it looks on PC) and I think it still look beautiful, but that being said, the 30 FPS lock is unacceptable for me. I'm not a gazillion FPS snob, but in this case I find the game truly unplayable, with that excessive motion blur thrown over the FPS lock... makes my head hurt and dizzy.
Very disappointed, I sort of finished Destiny and wanted to dive right away into ESO, but not this way. And like on consoles, you don't have video options to tune other than brightness/etc.

I didn't had any issues with the resolution, but indeed, Stadia badly needs some control panel/settings/whatever. I always have to have this annoying little dance with Stadia and Stadia+ before starting a session, to make sure it uses VP9.

Edit: So I looked a bit online and it looks like the FPS lock is also present on PC by default (and ofc on consoles). So, well... I can't blame Stadia itself too much for this. But at least on PC you can unlock it yourself.
Mind you though, I played games at 30 FPS before and it was OK, but the way is implemented here is a game breaker. If I could disable that motion blur at least...

Edit 2: On PC you'd need to edit the UserSettings.txt file to remove the cap, and I downloaded my Google data with the Stadia settings where I can see it uses the same file to store the settings. Ofc, you can't edit that. But apparently there's a way to remove the cap using the chat command: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=785105112
Not sure if it (still) works though, for the moment I keep getting a "unknown command" error, so it might not work with Stadia port or the syntax has changed.

You have always been able to set the FPS cap on to PC to 30, 60, or 90 and uncapped but some people like to set it to match their monitor for example 144 this requires editing the ini files which is what that steam link was talking about.
Well, I don't have the game on Steam to test and I assumed that Stadia uses the same file to alter the FPS, but in any case, it doesn't work. The in-chat "script" command doesn't appear if I use autocomplete, so (again, I assume) it must have been removed to prevent altering any settings modifications.

Stadia gets The Elder Scrolls Online free on Pro, Premiere Edition price cut
17 June 2020 at 1:43 pm UTC

Quoting: Spyker
Quoting: dubigrasuI'm quite OK with the graphics, (no idea how it looks on PC) and I think it still look beautiful, but that being said, the 30 FPS lock is unacceptable for me. I'm not a gazillion FPS snob, but in this case I find the game truly unplayable, with that excessive motion blur thrown over the FPS lock... makes my head hurt and dizzy.
Very disappointed, I sort of finished Destiny and wanted to dive right away into ESO, but not this way. And like on consoles, you don't have video options to tune other than brightness/etc.

I didn't had any issues with the resolution, but indeed, Stadia badly needs some control panel/settings/whatever. I always have to have this annoying little dance with Stadia and Stadia+ before starting a session, to make sure it uses VP9.

Edit: So I looked a bit online and it looks like the FPS lock is also present on PC by default (and ofc on consoles). So, well... I can't blame Stadia itself too much for this. But at least on PC you can unlock it yourself.
Mind you though, I played games at 30 FPS before and it was OK, but the way is implemented here is a game breaker. If I could disable that motion blur at least...

Edit 2: On PC you'd need to edit the UserSettings.txt file to remove the cap, and I downloaded my Google data with the Stadia settings where I can see it uses the same file to store the settings. Ofc, you can't edit that. But apparently there's a way to remove the cap using the chat command: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=785105112
Not sure if it (still) works though, for the moment I keep getting a "unknown command" error, so it might not work with Stadia port or the syntax has changed.

The default frame time on PC is set to 100 FPS.
Anyway the PC version is flawless on Linux, it even works with mods, so why bother with an inferior Stadia version ?
Yes, the PC FPS cap is 100, and strangely enough the value in question "0.01000000" (in UserSettings.txt) is the default for both PC and Stadia, still, somewhere along the chain Stadia drops to a 30 cap.
I consider the Stadia version for convenience and because is free (Stadia Pro user).

Stadia gets The Elder Scrolls Online free on Pro, Premiere Edition price cut
17 June 2020 at 9:40 am UTC Likes: 1

I'm quite OK with the graphics, (no idea how it looks on PC) and I think it still look beautiful, but that being said, the 30 FPS lock is unacceptable for me. I'm not a gazillion FPS snob, but in this case I find the game truly unplayable, with that excessive motion blur thrown over the FPS lock... makes my head hurt and dizzy.
Very disappointed, I sort of finished Destiny and wanted to dive right away into ESO, but not this way. And like on consoles, you don't have video options to tune other than brightness/etc.

I didn't had any issues with the resolution, but indeed, Stadia badly needs some control panel/settings/whatever. I always have to have this annoying little dance with Stadia and Stadia+ before starting a session, to make sure it uses VP9.

Edit: So I looked a bit online and it looks like the FPS lock is also present on PC by default (and ofc on consoles). So, well... I can't blame Stadia itself too much for this. But at least on PC you can unlock it yourself.
Mind you though, I played games at 30 FPS before and it was OK, but the way is implemented here is a game breaker. If I could disable that motion blur at least...

Edit 2: On PC you'd need to edit the UserSettings.txt file to remove the cap, and I downloaded my Google data with the Stadia settings where I can see it uses the same file to store the settings. Ofc, you can't edit that. But apparently there's a way to remove the cap using the chat command: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=785105112
Not sure if it (still) works though, for the moment I keep getting a "unknown command" error, so it might not work with Stadia port or the syntax has changed.

Stadia Pro now has 17 games to redeem, with Elder Scrolls Online soon
3 June 2020 at 7:43 am UTC

Quoting: LinuxwarperRest of your points I don't care for, you lost me between the snarky remarks...
Ah, sorry to hear that. Apologies for my snarkiness.

Stadia Pro now has 17 games to redeem, with Elder Scrolls Online soon
2 June 2020 at 6:11 pm UTC

Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: LinuxwarperThe only thing I would be concerned with Stadia is the possibility of it being used for ChromeOS.


So the gist of what you said so far (here and elsewhere) is that you're worried and you don't want ChromeOS becoming too competitive with Linux, OK, fair enough. I'm not gonna argue about that (enough arguments on the previous article) but the way I see it, not only Linux will get a competitor, but also Windows will get one. And I somehow doubt that Linux desktop/market share will be the one affected, I see more likely that Windows will go down in that case.
And we're about choices right? If Google's choice is to promote ChromeOS, well, let them.

I'm sure you have other arguments to share, (and boy I'm almost sorry for bringing this up), but I have no desire for ChromeOS to fail so that Linux can succeed. If Linux has merits, it will stand on its own.
I'm in agreement with you about most of what you said, but that last point, "If Linux has merits, it will stand on its own" is naive. ChromeOS has the "merit" of a huge corporation with monstrously deep pockets behind it. In our political economy, that is a very, very big "merit". Genuine merits do not magically win out over such.
That wasn't meant in terms of Linux winning a (the) fight against ChromeOS or other entity, but rather Linux continuing to stand or evolve as it did until now. If ChromeOS is going to have a fight, is going to be against Windows (and Apple's products to an extent), while Linux will continue its way, for better or worse.

Stadia Pro now has 17 games to redeem, with Elder Scrolls Online soon
2 June 2020 at 1:14 pm UTC

Quoting: LinuxwarperThe only thing I would be concerned with Stadia is the possibility of it being used for ChromeOS.


So the gist of what you said so far (here and elsewhere) is that you're worried and you don't want ChromeOS becoming too competitive with Linux, OK, fair enough. I'm not gonna argue about that (enough arguments on the previous article) but the way I see it, not only Linux will get a competitor, but also Windows will get one. And I somehow doubt that Linux desktop/market share will be the one affected, I see more likely that Windows will go down in that case.
And we're about choices right? If Google's choice is to promote ChromeOS, well, let them.

I'm sure you have other arguments to share, (and boy I'm almost sorry for bringing this up), but I have no desire for ChromeOS to fail so that Linux can succeed. If Linux has merits, it will stand on its own.

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