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We have many places you can find us to chat! We have our [https://www.gamingonlinux.com/irc/ IRC], our [https://telegram.me/linux_gaming Telegram Group], our [https://discord.gg/0rxBtcSOonvGzXr4 Discord Chat], our [https://riot.im/app/#/room/#gamingonlinux:matrix.org Matrix Chat] and our [https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/ Forum].
  
 
== Wiki ==
 
== Wiki ==
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*[[Stores selling Linux games]] - Information about where you can buy your Linux games.
 
*[[Stores selling Linux games]] - Information about where you can buy your Linux games.
 
*[[Installing games on Linux]] - Instructions for installing games from different sources.
 
*[[Installing games on Linux]] - Instructions for installing games from different sources.
*[[Wine]] and [[Wine#PlayOnLinux|PlayOnLinux]] - Introduction to Wine and PlayOnLinux.
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*[[Benchmarking Linux Games]] - A list of Linux games with a built-in benchmark tool and other tools.
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*[[Wine]], [[Wine#CrossOver|CrossOver]] and [[Wine#PlayOnLinux|PlayOnLinux]] - Introduction to Wine, CrossOver and PlayOnLinux.
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*[[Virtualization]] - Introduction to virtualization of other systems, including [[Virtualization#GPU passthrough|GPU passthrough]] for near bear-metal gaming performance.
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*[[Emulators]] - Emulators available on Linux.
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*[[Gaming gadgets]] - Steering wheels, gamepads and other gaming gadgets supported on Linux.
 
*[[What is DRM?]] - A short explanation of DRM and its advantages and disadvantages.
 
*[[What is DRM?]] - A short explanation of DRM and its advantages and disadvantages.
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*[[What is Mesa?]] - A newbie friendly guide to Mesa, the open source graphics drivers on Linux
  
 
=== Games Lists ===
 
=== Games Lists ===
*[[List of crowdfunding games]] - Lists of crowdfunding projects related to Linux gaming.
 
 
*[[Open Source Games]] - Free and Open Source games that support Linux.
 
*[[Open Source Games]] - Free and Open Source games that support Linux.
 
*[[Open Source Game Engines List]] - Open source game engines for titles that do not have official Linux versions.
 
*[[Open Source Game Engines List]] - Open source game engines for titles that do not have official Linux versions.
*[[Emulators]] - Emulators available on Linux.
 
*[[Unreleased Ports]] - Promised Linux ports that are currently missing in action, also a list of cancelled Linux ports.
 
*[[Games worth your bucks]] - Attempt to crowd-source a list of good Linux games.
 
*[[Benchmarking Linux Games]] - A list of Linux games with a built-in benchmark tool and other tools.
 
*[[Gaming gadgets]] - Steering wheels, gamepads and other gaming gadgets supported on Linux.
 
*[[Games broken on Mesa]] - Games currently broken on the open source Mesa drivers
 
 
*[[GOG Games Missing Linux Ports]] - games on GOG.com that have a Linux port (native or not) available in any official sources elsewhere.
 
*[[GOG Games Missing Linux Ports]] - games on GOG.com that have a Linux port (native or not) available in any official sources elsewhere.
 
*[[Steam Games Missing Linux Ports]] - games on Steam that have a Linux port (native or not) available in any official sources elsewhere.
 
*[[Steam Games Missing Linux Ports]] - games on Steam that have a Linux port (native or not) available in any official sources elsewhere.
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*[[Unreleased Ports]] - Promised Linux ports that are currently missing in action, also a list of cancelled Linux ports.
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*[[List of crowdfunding games]] - Lists of crowdfunding projects related to Linux gaming.
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*[[Games broken on Mesa]] - Games currently broken on the open source Mesa drivers
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*[[Performance impact of Mesa glthread]] - Community maintained list of performance improvements and regressions of Mesa's OpenGL multithreading in popular games
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*[[Unity Games Working On Linux (User Ported)]] - Some Unity games that aren't released for Linux, but can be made to work on Linux manually. (Work in progress)
  
=== Testing and building guides ===
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=== Guides and HOWTOs ===
 
*[[Building Mesa from source]] - A guide how to build Mesa from source and use it without replacing your system Mesa packages.
 
*[[Building Mesa from source]] - A guide how to build Mesa from source and use it without replacing your system Mesa packages.
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* [[Querying and benchmarking AMD GPUs]]
  
 
=== Developers Info ===
 
=== Developers Info ===
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Generally, the first port of call for problems that you may encounter is the dedicated support (forums, IRC, knowledgebases etc) provided by the Linux distribution that you're using. The relevant distro subreddit may also be useful. If the problem is a game-specific one, then searching out support from the game's site or Steam community hub may be of help. Otherwise, you may find the following links of use:
 
Generally, the first port of call for problems that you may encounter is the dedicated support (forums, IRC, knowledgebases etc) provided by the Linux distribution that you're using. The relevant distro subreddit may also be useful. If the problem is a game-specific one, then searching out support from the game's site or Steam community hub may be of help. Otherwise, you may find the following links of use:
  
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==== General Linux support ====
 
*[https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/17/ GamingOnLinux's tech forum] - All Linux gaming related tech help topics accepted.
 
*[https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/17/ GamingOnLinux's tech forum] - All Linux gaming related tech help topics accepted.
 
*[https://www.linuxquestions.org/ LinuxQuestions.org] - Very well established general support site for Linux.
 
*[https://www.linuxquestions.org/ LinuxQuestions.org] - Very well established general support site for Linux.
 
*[https://www.reddit.com/r/LinuxQuestions /r/linuxquestions] - General Linux support subreddit.
 
*[https://www.reddit.com/r/LinuxQuestions /r/linuxquestions] - General Linux support subreddit.
 
*[https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs /r/linux4noobs] - Subreddit providing Linux support that is "explicitly noob-friendly".
 
*[https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs /r/linux4noobs] - Subreddit providing Linux support that is "explicitly noob-friendly".
*[https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=2739 Wine Application Database] - Holds support information for games that can be run through [[Wine]].
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*[https://forum.winehq.org/ Wine Forums]- Provides support on games run through Wine that may not be covered in the database.
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==== Gaming specific support ====
*[http://support.feralinteractive.com/en/ Feral Interactive's support site] - Support on any games that have been ported/published by Feral Interactive.
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*[https://forum.winehq.org/ Wine Forums] - Provides support on games run through Wine that may not be covered in the database.
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*[https://www.playonlinux.com/en/forums.html PlayOnLinux Forums] - Provides support on games run through PlayOnLinux.
 
*[https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues Steam for Linux bugtracker] - Searching for issues posted on Steam or games on Steam may provide solutions.
 
*[https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues Steam for Linux bugtracker] - Searching for issues posted on Steam or games on Steam may provide solutions.
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*[http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/ Steam for Linux General Discussions :: Steam Community] - General discussions and bug reports before Git buckstracker.
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*[http://support.feralinteractive.com/en/ Feral Interactive's support site] - Support on any games that have been ported/published by Feral Interactive.
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*[http://support.aspyr.com/ Aspyr Support] - Support on any games that have been ported/published by Aspyr.
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*[https://www.vpltd.com/support/ Virtual Programming] - Support on any games that have been ported/published by Virtual Programming.
  
 
=== GamingOnLinux Links ===
 
=== GamingOnLinux Links ===
 
*[https://www.gamingonlinux.com Main Website]
 
*[https://www.gamingonlinux.com Main Website]
 
*[https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/ Linux gamers forum]
 
*[https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/ Linux gamers forum]
*[https://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php?module=calendar Release Calendar]
 
*[https://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php?module=game Games Database]
 
  
 
=== General Linux Gaming Links ===
 
=== General Linux Gaming Links ===
*[https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/ Linux Gaming subreddit]
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*[http://icculus.org/lgfaq/ Linux Gamers' FAQ] on Icculus
**[https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/wiki/index The Linux_Gaming Wiki]
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*[https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/ Linux_Gaming subreddit]
**[https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/wiki/faq Linux_Gaming FAQs]
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**[https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/wiki/starting_guide The ultimate guide to migrating to Linux]
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**[https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/wiki/drivers Graphic drivers on Linux] - Information about different graphic card drivers on Linux.
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**[https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/57j4m1/a_list_of_free_as_in_beer_linux_games_on_steam/ Free Steam games] - A list of free (as in {{H:title|“Now son, you don’t want to drink beer. That’s for Daddies, and kids with fake IDs.” - Homer Simpson|beer}}) Linux games available on Steam
 
**[https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/57j4m1/a_list_of_free_as_in_beer_linux_games_on_steam/ Free Steam games] - A list of free (as in {{H:title|“Now son, you don’t want to drink beer. That’s for Daddies, and kids with fake IDs.” - Homer Simpson|beer}}) Linux games available on Steam
*[http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Home PCGamingWiki] - Multi-OS game database.
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*[http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/ PCGamingWiki] - Multi-OS game database.
*[https://steamdb.info/linux/ SteamOS & Linux Games · Steam Database] - SteamOS & Linux products on Steam that are confirmed to work and products that have hints of Linux support
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*[https://libregamewiki.org/ Libregamewiki] - Free (as in speech) games database.
*[https://lgdb.org/ Linux game database | Database for Linux games]
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*[https://lgdb.org/ Linux game database]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_games List of Linux games - Wikipedia]
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*[https://appdb.winehq.org/ Wine Application Database] - Holds support information for games that can be run through [[Wine]].
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*[https://steamlug.org/ Steam Linux User Group]
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===Linux games in stores===
 
*[http://store.steampowered.com/search/?tags=-1&os=linux Steam] - Games available on [http://store.steampowered.com/about/ Steam] for Linux/SteamOS
 
*[http://store.steampowered.com/search/?tags=-1&os=linux Steam] - Games available on [http://store.steampowered.com/about/ Steam] for Linux/SteamOS
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**[https://steamdb.info/linux/ SteamOS & Linux Games · Steam Database] - SteamOS & Linux products (apps and games) on Steam that are confirmed to work and products that have hints of Linux support
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*[https://www.gog.com/games?system=lin_mint,lin_ubuntu&sort=title&page=1 GOG.com] - Games available on [https://www.gog.com/support/website_help/what_is_gog_com GOG] for Linux/SteamOS
 
*[https://www.humblebundle.com/store/search/platform/linux Humble Store] - Games available on [https://www.humblebundle.com/store/about The Humble Store] for Linux/SteamOS
 
*[https://www.humblebundle.com/store/search/platform/linux Humble Store] - Games available on [https://www.humblebundle.com/store/about The Humble Store] for Linux/SteamOS
*[https://www.gog.com/games?system=lin_mint,lin_ubuntu&sort=title&page=1 GOG] - Games available on [https://www.gog.com/support/website_help/what_is_gog_com GOG] for Linux/SteamOS
 
 
*[https://itch.io/games/platform-linux Itch.io] - Games available on [https://itch.io/docs/general/about itch.io] for Linux/SteamOS
 
*[https://itch.io/games/platform-linux Itch.io] - Games available on [https://itch.io/docs/general/about itch.io] for Linux/SteamOS
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*[https://gamejolt.com/games?os=linux Game Jolt] - Games available on [https://gamejolt.com/learn Game Jolt] for Linux/SteamOS
  
 
=== Wiki editing ===
 
=== Wiki editing ===
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Wiki_markup Wiki markup] - An overview of the syntax used for writing the wiki articles
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Wiki_markup Wiki markup] - An overview of the syntax used for writing the wiki articles

Latest revision as of 23:06, 3 December 2017

Welcome to the GamingOnLinux.com Wiki! This will hopefully be the Linux gamers guide to all things for Linux games. Please do consider supporting us on Patreon!.

You need to request an account in this forum, due to heavy spam. Or, find Liam in one of the social networks below to request access!

We have many places you can find us to chat! We have our IRC, our Telegram Group, our Discord Chat, our Matrix Chat and our Forum.

Wiki

Introduction to Linux Gaming

Games Lists

Guides and HOWTOs

Developers Info

This is aimed at being a list of game engines and technology which supports you building Linux games within.

  • Game Engines - Aimed at developers to find a game engine they can build a game with that supports Linux.

Misc

Links

Technical Support Links

Generally, the first port of call for problems that you may encounter is the dedicated support (forums, IRC, knowledgebases etc) provided by the Linux distribution that you're using. The relevant distro subreddit may also be useful. If the problem is a game-specific one, then searching out support from the game's site or Steam community hub may be of help. Otherwise, you may find the following links of use:

General Linux support

Gaming specific support

GamingOnLinux Links

General Linux Gaming Links

Linux games in stores

Wiki editing

  • Wiki markup - An overview of the syntax used for writing the wiki articles