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The Linux market share on Steam is at a 14 month high as of September 2018
2 October 2018 at 12:02 pm UTC

EhvisOn a positive note, I got a survey last night. On Linux obviously.

Got it yesterday as well, strange timing as I upgraded my hardware and installed Mint 19 about 3 weeks ago already...

OpenSAGE, an early WIP game engine for Command & Conquer: Generals adds Linux support
25 June 2018 at 1:21 pm UTC

Guess I'm in the same boat as some others here. Recently tried C&C Generals through Wine after downloading it in Origin and there are no usable resolutions. I'd really like to play it again and I also have the C&C - The First Decade pack ready for the assets

winepak, a project to get Windows games packaged with Wine & Flatpak for an easy Linux installation
14 June 2018 at 9:15 am UTC Likes: 2

lucifertdarkWine Is No Excuse not to port your games/applications to Linux properly.

We're going in circles with this one. As already expressed by others most of the current Windows users will never switch to Linux if they have to lose access to their Windows only catalog of games and if they must spend 3 hours on Linux support websites to figure out how to install any of their game.

Once we get maximum playability for Windows games with an install process that is a simple double click away then we should have a lot more users. Then when the Linux playerbase starts to really represent a good fraction of all gamers, developers will have to start thinking about what they're doing.

I've been trying to make my brother in law switch for over 2 years without success, but now that he sees me starting to easily play games that he likes with Lutris (like SupCom Forged Alliance or Bad Company 2) he's beginning to seriously consider making at least a dual boot to try. If it's simple enough, the low barrier to learn how to use a new OS should outweight Windows 10 pissing him off.

Wine 3.10 is out with improved Vulkan support and more
12 June 2018 at 1:28 pm UTC Likes: 1

I've managed to get Battlefield Bad Company 2 to run through Wine and it's working great, multiplayer through Steam working as well, I'm very happy to be able to play it again

Now I must work on getting Origin working for BF3 and BF4, need to be ready for BF5

DXVK for Direct3D 11 with Vulkan in Wine has another update with 0.53
30 May 2018 at 9:55 am UTC

Thanks, I need to learn how to make this work !

Would you care to share which distro/drivers/software you're using to play it ?

DXVK for Direct3D 11 with Vulkan in Wine has another update with 0.53
29 May 2018 at 1:34 pm UTC

robiniseenbanaanDoes this fix the system freezes in bf1? About once every hour it crashes my system, often in the same areas when it's rendering parts of the map.
Are you able to play multiplayer in BF1 or is it restricted to single player only ?

The Linux Dev Lead at Feral Interactive is moving onto something new
18 May 2018 at 9:49 am UTC Likes: 1

Please, please tell me he's joining Electronic Arts to make a day one Linux version of the Battlefield game coming this fall

Rise of the Tomb Raider has a new opt-in beta to help with NVIDIA issues
2 May 2018 at 12:32 pm UTC

Not totally related as I have AMD hardware (RX480), but I couldn't succeed in launching the game so far.

I have the latest stable MESA drivers (18.0 I guess) and thought Vulkan support was included in them but it seems it is not and that Vulkan needs to be added somehow on top of MESA. I have already looked for some info and added a Vulkan package to my distro (Mint) but there are probably some more steps as it still tells me I don't have supported drivers and crashes on launch

DXVK, the Vulkan compatibility layer for Direct3D 11 and Wine has a fresh release reducing CPU overhead
19 April 2018 at 1:08 pm UTC

Whitewolfe80Did you install the wine version via lutris or via command line it may explain why it cant see it

Guess it was via command line and quite some time ago as it's version 3.0. I'll try removing everything including Lutris and start again from scratch, might help.

DXVK, the Vulkan compatibility layer for Direct3D 11 and Wine has a fresh release reducing CPU overhead
17 April 2018 at 9:10 am UTC Likes: 1

cRaZy-bisCuiTOh lord, please don't get me wrong, this message is not exactly targeted at you or someone specific, but as mentioned before it's easy. It will take you less than a minute. And if you consider yourself an advanced windows user, you should have knowledge about the cmd / power shell, thus not being afraid of the terminal. Even if you google for "How to create a wine prefix." the first result will already tell you. This will take you 5 minutes of googling on how to create one and maybe 5 more on how to make use of it.

Assuming you use a debian based distro (Debian, Ubuntu, some more...) open a terminal (CRTL + T) you could do it like this:

How to deploy a wine prefix & install DXVK

1. Create Wine-Prefix (64bit / x64 in this case)
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.dxvk" wine wineboot

Note: The prefix is named "dxvk" like this. You could name it however you so desire.

2. Download dxvk-Release (0.42 in this case)
wget https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/download/v0.42/dxvk-0.42.tar.gz

3. Extract the archive and change into the x64 directory
tar -xvf  dxvk-0.42.tar.gz && cd dxvk-0.42/x64/

4. Install dxvk in your desired Wineprefix
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.dxvk" ./setup_dxvk.sh

At this point you are already done. Now you can execute e.g. .exe-files in this prefix:
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.dxvk" wine BLAHBLAH.exe

If you don't want to type the prefix in all the time, just do:
export WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.dxvk"

...and as long as the terminal is open you will always refer to this prefix.

How to deploy a wine prefix & install DXVK in one command
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.dxvk" wine wineboot && wget https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/download/v0.42/dxvk-0.42.tar.gz && tar -xvf  dxvk-0.42.tar.gz && cd dxvk-0.42/x64/ && WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.dxvk" ./setup_dxvk.sh


...which will only take a few seconds.

Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation, I'll try this tonight. Could help as I tried installing Lutris yesterday and something's wrong, altough I have Wine installed (checked in terminal via wine --version ^^) Lutris doesn't see it in the list of Wine runners.

When I say I'm an advanced user it's just that I'm able to look for solutions when I get into a problem, which average Joe won't bother doing, but when I find a solution I'm just stupidly copy/pasting what I found, I have no idea what the instructions you just gave exactly do for example. It's nearly black magic and I could as well paste a code telling my computer to wipe itself clean without knowing it

And by the way I don't Google for information as Google is more evil than Microsoft to me. I think any Linux user should use Qwant or other more privacy friendly search engines ;)

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