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Want a more up to date Proton for Steam Play? Proton GE has a big new release out
4 September 2019 at 10:54 pm UTC

adomas
m2mg2
adomasFor me somehow d9vk does not work. I try to play Grand Theft Auto IV and it runs with DXVK. Is there a way to force use of d9vk? Something like Proton 4.11 has PROTON_USE_D9VK=1

It's because the game is defaulting to another direct X version (10 or 11). You must make the game use directX 9. I believe many games will honor the launch option -dx9

Grand Theft Auto IV support only DirectX 9. When I turn on HUD I see running DXVK 1.3.2 with D3D9 mode. I could not manage to force it to use D9VK. Performance is very bad with DXVK on this game. I wonder why it does not switch to D9VK.

Anyway it's not that of a big issue as I can play with Proton 4.11-3 and PROTON_USE_D9VK=1 works well

I was under the impression DXVK ONLY supported DX10 and DX11... and it cannot do DX9.. and that D9VK was basically an add on (expansion) of DXVK... Are you sure it isn't some regression in that version of Proton and D9VK that makes it perform badly?

Want a more up to date Proton for Steam Play? Proton GE has a big new release out
3 September 2019 at 6:36 pm UTC Likes: 1

adomasFor me somehow d9vk does not work. I try to play Grand Theft Auto IV and it runs with DXVK. Is there a way to force use of d9vk? Something like Proton 4.11 has PROTON_USE_D9VK=1

It's because the game is defaulting to another direct X version (10 or 11). You must make the game use directX 9. I believe many games will honor the launch option -dx9

Boxtron, a Steam compatibility tool to run games through a native Linux DOSBox
1 September 2019 at 2:30 pm UTC Likes: 3

m2mg2I can't run any games through boxtron in Fedora 29. They all just crash immediately
Dreamer helped identify and resolve this issue. It had to do with me starting Steam with a setting to prefer native libraries instead of the steam bundled libraries. I implemented this a year or more ago to address an issue with Feral launchers not working properly. Removing the option and starting Steam normally fixed the issue.

Boxtron, a Steam compatibility tool to run games through a native Linux DOSBox
28 August 2019 at 3:47 pm UTC

I can't run any games through boxtron in Fedora 29. They all just crash immediately

Looks like both A Hat in Time and Gravel are coming to Linux, ports from Virtual Programming
7 December 2018 at 2:19 am UTC Likes: 1

no_information_here
QuoteNow it's back again…confusing but good for us to get more games.
I can't seem to find A Hat in Time on their website now. I hope it really is coming this time!

It does seem to have disappeared.....

OpenXRay, an enhanced game engine for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat shows off Linux progress
1 December 2018 at 1:01 am UTC Likes: 1

razing32Stalker was a great game back in the day.
I was happy when I got a PC that could run it.
That said as others pointed out , not sure this will survive with this grey area license. I hope it does but I expect it will not.


devilutionX (diablo) claims to work on linux now but the compile instructions are strange and I didn't get it to work in the 10 minutes or so I tried. https://github.com/diasurgical/devilutionX

MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame has been released for Linux
22 November 2018 at 6:55 pm UTC Likes: 2

KristianVirtual Programming is still a thing?

I've been wondering about them. I had just about given up on them. This game finally being released is positive, hopefully some new linux games will show up on their in development page. They have brought us a lot of good games, Bioshock Infinite, The Saints Row games, the Overlords, Dirt Showdown, Spec Ops the Line and the Witcher 2. Unfortunately the big titles faded and the last few haven't been as high profile. I'm hoping for a comeback, the more game companies with Linux skills the better it is for Linux gaming. With the exception of the Witcher 2, which they did eventually fix, they have done a great job.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
11 October 2018 at 5:07 am UTC Likes: 2

Salvatos
Purple Library GuyUrgh, tell me about it. At my library we got a new system for all our info, and it's in the bloody cloud. So where it used to be if we checked out a book the reaction was instant, because the database was in the buiding, now there's a couple seconds lag on every single action because we're in Vancouver and the server is in bloody Toronto. It's also browser based, and the people who wrote it cunningly set it up so that if you open a new tab to do two things at once with it, your actions on the two tabs write to both or something so it corrupts your data. So we can't do that. And it breaks if you use browser controls like the reload or back button, you have to use their little "back" control instead, which varies its position depending how the browser is laying out the page. Has all the disadvantages of a web app but few of the advantages. But, you know, web apps and the cloud are fashionable. Gah.
One agency I translate for uses a Web-based translation interface. It's great because I don't need to pay hundreds for a license to a proprietary program that only runs on Windows. It sucks because for three hours today I couldn't get any work done while the server constantly threw up 502s or logged me out of my session. And I can't ever have two files opened at once in different tabs or computers because oh boy that is way beyond the Cloud's capabilities apparently.

Making OS agnostic services is a plus for browser based apps, it's really annoying though when they use a browser interface and still find a way to make it not work on Linux.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
11 October 2018 at 5:04 am UTC

mylka
Purple Library Guy
m2mg2
mylkamaybe microsoft knows, that the desktop market is shrinking. mobilphones are the future and ms has no chance against android and apple. not tomorrow of course, but can you imagine what phones can do in 10 years? 10yrs agao we played snakes and now fortnite. in 10yrs we may have a complete office PC on our phones and tablets
even we gamers are a very small market compared to consoles. PS4 has way more sellings than pc games. so who needs a desktop OS in 10yrs?

cloud is the future. maybe cloudgaming and servers have linux. all you need is a tablet and a bluetooth gamepad to play cyberpunk... or a switch and you can play everywhere
even smart tvs could handle streaming. you don't even need a console anymore

Cloud is just a catch phrase. It is nothing new, just extending your local network into the internet. Offloading your management and hardware overhead by sacrificing security. I'm constantly amazed by how much worse the breaches keep getting while simultaneously the push for the cloud, the very thing enabling these massive breaches, keeps getting pushed harder. I had a vendor that was quoting a job for me say, "yeah but they're really getting better with the cloud security". Um, no they're not, not really. The breaches are still getting bigger and bigger. The guys keeping their LAN's local and secure keep sitting back laughing at all the breaches, until the executives force "the cloud" down their throats. Then they sit back and wait for the walls to cave in.

The cloud is great for things that need to be on the internet (internet services) and horrible for things that don't.
Urgh, tell me about it. At my library we got a new system for all our info, and it's in the bloody cloud. So where it used to be if we checked out a book the reaction was instant, because the database was in the buiding, now there's a couple seconds lag on every single action because we're in Vancouver and the server is in bloody Toronto. It's also browser based, and the people who wrote it cunningly set it up so that if you open a new tab to do two things at once with it, your actions on the two tabs write to both or something so it corrupts your data. So we can't do that. And it breaks if you use browser controls like the reload or back button, you have to use their little "back" control instead, which varies its position depending how the browser is laying out the page. Has all the disadvantages of a web app but few of the advantages. But, you know, web apps and the cloud are fashionable. Gah.

i dont think so, if i watch kids today. they dont care about PC/laptops anymore. they browse the web with their phone, they watch netflix with their phones, they listen to music with their phones, they play games on their phones

m2mg2
mylkamaybe microsoft knows, that the desktop market is shrinking. mobilphones are the future and ms has no chance against android and apple. not tomorrow of course, but can you imagine what phones can do in 10 years? 10yrs agao we played snakes and now fortnite. in 10yrs we may have a complete office PC on our phones and tablets
even we gamers are a very small market compared to consoles. PS4 has way more sellings than pc games. so who needs a desktop OS in 10yrs?

cloud is the future. maybe cloudgaming and servers have linux. all you need is a tablet and a bluetooth gamepad to play cyberpunk... or a switch and you can play everywhere
even smart tvs could handle streaming. you don't even need a console anymore

Cloud is just a catch phrase. It is nothing new, just extending your local network into the internet. Offloading your management and hardware overhead by sacrificing security. I'm constantly amazed by how much worse the breaches keep getting while simultaneously the push for the cloud, the very thing enabling these massive breaches, keeps getting pushed harder. I had a vendor that was quoting a job for me say, "yeah but they're really getting better with the cloud security". Um, no they're not, not really. The breaches are still getting bigger and bigger. The guys keeping their LAN's local and secure keep sitting back laughing at all the breaches, until the executives force "the cloud" down their throats. Then they sit back and wait for the walls to cave in.

The cloud is great for things that need to be on the internet (internet services) and horrible for things that don't.

if you worried about that, then your account here isnt save, your amazon account isnt save, your netflix account isnt save... both have your credit card number
you accually shouldnt be on the internet at all, because "they" track you and send you ads and malware
do you have a phone? google or apple knows where you are, where you have been and even where you going

you have to trust these things, to make your work/life easier. i almost dont even use office anymore. i use "google documents". thats more than enough for my purpose and i have all my files on every device

could it be unsave? Yes
do i have very important stuff there? NO
the same thing with your vendor. what would they lose, if someone hacks into it? do they get private stuff, or "just" bills, bank balance and adresses

You're right most accounts aren't safe. That is why I don't put information in them I really don't want compromised. I have very few accounts which actually have my card info, and I monitor my cards often for that reason. You don't have to trust everything, you pick and choose what you want to trust. Trusting something because people say you should while logic and real world instances indicate you shouldn't isn't very wise. The "cloud", AKA the internet, isn't going anywhere but at some point I see people that are really serious about security keeping large parts of their infrastructure local.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
11 October 2018 at 3:48 am UTC Likes: 1

Purple Library Guy
m2mg2
mylkamaybe microsoft knows, that the desktop market is shrinking. mobilphones are the future and ms has no chance against android and apple. not tomorrow of course, but can you imagine what phones can do in 10 years? 10yrs agao we played snakes and now fortnite. in 10yrs we may have a complete office PC on our phones and tablets
even we gamers are a very small market compared to consoles. PS4 has way more sellings than pc games. so who needs a desktop OS in 10yrs?

cloud is the future. maybe cloudgaming and servers have linux. all you need is a tablet and a bluetooth gamepad to play cyberpunk... or a switch and you can play everywhere
even smart tvs could handle streaming. you don't even need a console anymore

Cloud is just a catch phrase. It is nothing new, just extending your local network into the internet. Offloading your management and hardware overhead by sacrificing security. I'm constantly amazed by how much worse the breaches keep getting while simultaneously the push for the cloud, the very thing enabling these massive breaches, keeps getting pushed harder. I had a vendor that was quoting a job for me say, "yeah but they're really getting better with the cloud security". Um, no they're not, not really. The breaches are still getting bigger and bigger. The guys keeping their LAN's local and secure keep sitting back laughing at all the breaches, until the executives force "the cloud" down their throats. Then they sit back and wait for the walls to cave in.

The cloud is great for things that need to be on the internet (internet services) and horrible for things that don't.
Urgh, tell me about it. At my library we got a new system for all our info, and it's in the bloody cloud. So where it used to be if we checked out a book the reaction was instant, because the database was in the buiding, now there's a couple seconds lag on every single action because we're in Vancouver and the server is in bloody Toronto. It's also browser based, and the people who wrote it cunningly set it up so that if you open a new tab to do two things at once with it, your actions on the two tabs write to both or something so it corrupts your data. So we can't do that. And it breaks if you use browser controls like the reload or back button, you have to use their little "back" control instead, which varies its position depending how the browser is laying out the page. Has all the disadvantages of a web app but few of the advantages. But, you know, web apps and the cloud are fashionable. Gah.

That is another huge issue. Browser features aren't stable. All this rolling release stuff means you can't depend on anything working a certain way. If you are going to do something in the browser, you better make sure the devs are updating constantly to support current browser versions. If they aren't be prepared for constant breakage or accept using a browser version many versions out of date, maybe you can get by by constantly fiddling with the settings after updates.

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