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Proton GE gets some big updates but you may need to remove old Wine prefixes
15 May 2021 at 3:41 am UTC Likes: 6

Quoting: Vortex_AcheronticYou can navigate to updates in the window where you already opened the local files from and read the number right from App-ID .-.
To illustrate this just in case it wasn't clear to everyone:

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The huge Rocket League update is now out with cross-platform friends support and Season 10 has started
21 February 2019 at 3:18 am UTC

It has become my most played game in the last few weeks. The only issues I have is controller rumble not working at all in the Linux port, and some sounds cutting out on some maps mid-match (it feels irritating when you can't hear your engine).

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive introduces a Battle Royale mode, goes free to play
7 December 2018 at 10:37 pm UTC

Quoting: sigz[...] At first I saw the game complaining about missing "ifconfig" command (because there is no ifconfig on archlinux). So I created a dumb executable ifconfig script. [...]
There absolutely is ifconfig on arch linux. It's in the package net-tools from the core repo.

What even more developers think of Valve's Steam Play
27 September 2018 at 12:35 am UTC

Quoting: axredneck
Quoting: GuestI have a question about Steam Play... Contrary to most native games that ask the system to suspend compositing to improve performance (kwin supports this), I have to do it manually with WINE/Steam Play/Proton apps. I guess they will eventually implement this feature, but does any of you have a workaround ? I find it a bit annoying to have to set a rule for each game or to have to disable compositing by hand.

(as you know, kwin doesn't disable compositing for all fullscreen apps but for apps that request it)
I assigned compositing toggle to hotkey as a workaround.

It is by default set to shift+alt+F12 in Plasma Desktop.

What even more developers think of Valve's Steam Play
25 September 2018 at 2:46 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Salvatos
Quoting: zen_xeno
QuoteWould you sacrifice your rights as a consumer for direct customer support on your platform?

This is not a right which exists, so it is not available to be sacrificed.
That sentence tripped me up a bit too, but I think we should understand it as "your rights as a consumer, in exchange for..."

I think the original sentence implies by using Wine you give up the option of asking customer support for help if your game doesn't work. As in, customer support won't help you with your issue if you're trying to run the game outside of the officially supported operating systems, no matter if the translation layer is related to your problem or not.

@zen_xeno argues that right didn't exist in the first place, as even on Windows you're not guaranteed to get an answer from customer support if you run into a problem that isn't one of the 20 documented issues on the understaffed service center's cheat sheet.

An interview with the developer of DXVK, part of what makes Valve's Steam Play tick
12 September 2018 at 12:17 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: lucifertdark
Quoting: EndeavourAccuracySo... which game? :P
Yes enquiring minds would like to know. ;)

That has got to be NieR:Automata, with Philip Rebohle's accounts on here and reddit being named after (I think) the main character from that game, and that game also being the first real game he got to work with DXVK.