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What distro do you use?
On my office PC I use Ubuntu 17.10 with the stylish Pop! theme by System76.
On my Steam Machine I now run Ubuntu 16.04 with the Steam Compositor and nomodeswitch packages installed. (This is because later versions of Ubuntu have PIE enabled by default which prevents me from using Dolphin)
What do you use to edit your videos?
Audio editing: Ocenaudio
Video editing: KdenLive
What are your machines specs?
Office Rig: AMD Ryzen 7 1800x, Nvidia GTX 970 4GB (temporary), 16 GB RAM, Ubuntu 17.10
Steam Machine: Intel Core i7 at 3.8 GHz, Nvidia GTX 750 Ti, 12 GB RAM, Ubuntu 16.10 w/ Steam Compositor
Backup Rig: Intel Core i5 at 3.4 GHz, 8 GB of RAM, Ubuntu 17.10
Server: AMD FX 6300 at 3.5 GHz, Nvidia GTX 750 1GB, and 8 GB RAM, Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS
Funky Choon (a.k.a. The Linux Gamer Theme Song) by Brothers Nylon https://youtu.be/njrIkXpB7oU
Production Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound: http://www.epidemicsound.com
The Linux market is growing. Several developers (including some AAA) routinely port to Linux. And a LOT of Indie games are releasing to Linux too.
Not to mention all the games on Android, as that OS is simply a modified version of the Linux kernal.
i can hear the vagina hidden between your legs squeaking every time you open your mouth. i know you're a salty little bitch that can't take any criticism from your viewers. you're exposed. fuck you drama queen. how dare you even attempt to represent the linux community? you don't know jack shit about the linux operative system, you're a fraud. an imposter. nobody likes you and nobody wants you here, so just pack up your shit and fuck off. take your fuck buddy, sit your fat mcdonald's ass on his lap and start bouncing up and down until your heart's content..
Gaming on linux has become better. When I want to buy a new game I simply browse through Steam and look whats out there natively running on linux(it has got a filter function for that) . I understand if those titles aren't for you, but I also think its worth looking the avalible titles up. Worst case? you dont like or buy them. Best case? You find something you enjoy.
The Game industry will port more games to Linux when there is a higher cash flow
All these games suck and the are for sale when linux is suppose to be open source only !! So cheesy ! Microsoft and android have top notch games for free !! And linux deveopers have the nerve to try roll the software center to all paid apps !! GTFOH !! I dont need the same open source software with a few tweaks and a log for my cash pal when all the code was free !!
You need to take into consideration that porting a game takes some manhours and programmers are expensive. We don't really want them to port games that are playable at nearly native performance because:
a) porting them won't make much difference
b) devs could focus on porting games that have troubles running in wine or don't work at all instead
And yes GNU/Linux market share is low, if we had 20% instead of 2% it would make a huge difference. And I don't really think this thing with porting games is the biggest issue because almost every game with next-gen HW and new versions of Wine will eventually work. The biggest issue in my pov is that there are lots of games which are Steam exclusive - this makes people dependent on a proprietary platform. Why do you use GNU/Linux? Let me guess... You wanted to free yourself from Microsoft grasp. Well, it is the same with Steam.
To be honest with you all, I think that much more usefull than porting each game separately to GNU/Linux would be if game studios would actually contribute to Wine development. Why? Because this would help with running all games not just the one they developed. And I'm not sure you realize that but Wine doesn't depend on you running GNU/Linux distro. You can benefit even with BSD distros, Android or Mac - Who ports games to BSD nowadays?
Game devs wont think you are running games via Wine, they will think you are using Windows 10 and wont bother porting to Linux. It is important that devs realize that people want Linux ports but since the devs are blinded by Linux desktop market share, they are waiting for market share to rise first which ofc wont happen until most devs port games and apps to Linux, and requesting Linux ports on forums and such falls on deaf ears for the most part so not buying Windows only games is the only way.
Well, if the game runs well I don't see reason not to pay. I mean if the game runs full detail at 60fps on my rig what's the difference having it native or Wined. I do indeed recommend pirating those Windows only games first to check if it's worth your money. But you guys have to realize that if game was released 10 or 20 years ago when GNU/Linux gaming wasn't even a thing noone is gona port it now and its developers are not to blame.
Great to see gaming videos again! I think you did miss a few but great recap:
- Tunic, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f9OoELUhKY
- Star Control, https://steamcommunity.com/app/271260/discussions/1/2381701715712918530/?ctp=6#c1621724915765989541
- Neocab, neocabgame.com
Insomnia The Ark is on steam for 2 days now. Only Windows.
Update: According to forums they are working on it. Should be available in few weeks. They have it working already, just are doing some polishing.
I think I had read a developer saying the engine is the same as previous games with improvements so the support for another OS next to Windows isn't off the table. I can't find where I readed that so probably I'm confusing with another game. Sorry for my bad English.
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