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JhonDoe
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will move to linux again, this time I hope will be the last. I'm motivated from a rant in which some guys discussed about proton having a lot of tittles supported in steam

got rise of nations from steam working in laptop with freshly installed linux mint 19.3 . (same game does not run in my win 10)

will use same distro in my gaming pc and hopefully will keep on linux for a while 🤞

wish me luck

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  • 3
    Good luck. I've moved over to gaming on linux for a good year or two now. When it works it works beautifully, when it doesn't a bit of Google-fu finds a fix. However there are times periodically when a certain update comes out and bricks it for no reason and it takes a few weeks or months to get a fix worked out. Personally, I've grown accustomed to a custom proton build by "GloriousEggRoll": https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/...
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    Usually everything works perfectly, or works quite nicely after a few tweaks. Sometimes, though, games are just incompatible and there's basically nothing you can do, but I've only run into a handful like this.
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    Hope it works for you!
    I've tried a few times myself but since the games I Do want to play won't work properly / won't utilize my hardware fully I have to use Windows.
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    What I can confidently say is that Steam with Proton works out the best.

    Lutris or standalone Proton installations seem to be more volatile and more prone to breaking between updates/upgrades. But your results are very likely to vary.
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    @theKarlisK thx mate. I looked all my tittles into https://www.protondb.com/ and looks promising, just a couple got no-so-good qualification
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    @Root mind to share some of those names ?
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    @JhonDoe
    I only remember a few.

    Elite Dangerous
    Battlefield V (someone got it working; i wasn't albe to)
    Heat Signature (haven't tried lately)
    Just Cause 2 & 3 (haven't tried lately)
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    @Root gotcha. I'll keep way from those.

    I'm worried about those few non-steam games I own. which seems to run with lutris.

    just lol and overwatch
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    @JhonDoe Don't quote me on it, but I think I remember seeing something about getting those two working on linux. Might have even been on Lutris.
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    Proton runs well but anti-cheats don't work.
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    @Root @JhonDoe careful with Battlefield - EA bans people that are playing it on Linux.

    https://osnews.com/story/131124/...

    Suppostedly same applies for Destiny 2.
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    @theKarlisK Stupid EA. 🤦‍♀️ There's a reason I never buy anything from them.

    I managed to get both BF4 and BF5 for free. And honestly, after playing both of them for awhile, I don't think either are worth more than $10.
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    @Root Same, but for me BF3 was enough for me to ragequit on them. BF4 I think (or maybe it was the Battlefront reboot) was around the same time when they pulled their stuff off from Steam to peddle Origin crapware even harder ... in any case, I think Steam should put their foot down and restrict stuff on the Steam Store if features are specifically restricted for Proton. Let's not forget that Stadia fully runs on Linux and there are no restrictions for Stadia players.

    I like a comment that I read somewhere - use of Linux should be limited for vendors that make use of Linux or open source products but then restrict the end users from accessing the products from linux / open source machines.
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