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    Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Includes a version of Wine, dubbed Proton. DirectX 11 and 12 games use Vulkan.
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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Awesome news. Steam Play looks like it'll make playing windows games easy on Linux at last.

    What the performance differences will be i have no idea but it's a great start.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Performance should be fine on games that are built with OpenGL, but games that require translation will take a hit.

    I haven't partitioned my computer to dual-boot, kind of a shame as I'm tempted to try out Linux on the desktop again.

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    I'm the same as Dashers... might make a small box to have a play. I don't count my nas box though it is linux based
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    I'm the same as Dashers... might make a small box to have a play. I don't count my nas box though it is linux based
    You can get a 120gb ssd for under £30 these days if you want a cheap way to experiment.

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Would additional processing cores/threads overcome much of the performance deficit, due to the increased overheads when running DirectX games using Wine? I have a Ryzen 7 (8 cores/16 threads).

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    Would additional processing cores/threads overcome much of the performance deficit, due to the increased overheads when running DirectX games using Wine? I have a Ryzen 7 (8 cores/16 threads).
    Sadly I expect not. Implementing dx11 on opengl was dire though, hopefully this will be much better as booting into windows just to play a game always irritates me.

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    I would love this to become better just so I can stck two fingers up at windows 10 for being so fugly.

    Man metro is ugly ... if it was a new born child you'd slap the mother !

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Roughly speaking, performance for translated games should be in this order, from best to worst

    Vulkan native
    DirectX 12 (translated to Vulkan)
    DirectX 11 (translated to Vulkan)
    OpenGL
    DirectX 9 (translated to OpenGL)
    DirectX 10 (translated to OpenGL)

    I've been messing about with various games from my collection (with the supported-titles-only limiter disabled), with varying degrees of success. Am currently playing though Prey: Mooncrash.

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Quake is an oddity on the list. The original was a software renderer, later opengl which I'm sure I played in Linux decades ago.

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Quake is an oddity on the list. The original was a software renderer, later opengl which I'm sure I played in Linux decades ago.
    Issue 1: Bethesda are aggressively anti-Linux. Native Linux binaries exist for most id software games, but Bethesda won't allow them to be uploaded to Steam

    Issue 2: Bethesda are aggressively anti-modernization with their "old" games. Doom 1, Doom 2, and Quake, are shipped as MS-DOS .EXE files, bundled with DOSBox - rather than the native Windows versions of those games that exist. They are supported here by running Windows DOSBox in Proton.

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Sigh, that's just dumb. I bought ultimate doom back in the day which came with a win95 binary and didn't need a NetWare ipx stack for coop play, they went backwards from that??? And yet I also have doom for the nvidia tablet, up to doom3, quite nicely ported.

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Sigh, that's just dumb. I bought ultimate doom back in the day which came with a win95 binary and didn't need a NetWare ipx stack for coop play, they went backwards from that??? And yet I also have doom for the nvidia tablet, up to doom3, quite nicely ported.
    Not sure why they're anti Linux but the anti modernisation thing is so they can sell you the same game twice as a "remaster".

    Carmack always used to release the source to old game engines when they'd been replaced twice. So ID Tech 2 was opened when ID Tech 4 was in use. I believe Bethesda have stopped that too.

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Not sure why they're anti Linux but the anti modernisation thing is so they can sell you the same game twice as a "remaster".

    Carmack always used to release the source to old game engines when they'd been replaced twice. So ID Tech 2 was opened when ID Tech 4 was in use. I believe Bethesda have stopped that too.
    id Tech 4: https://github.com/id-Software/DOOM-3-BFG

    5 (Rage) onwards have not been released. The first 7 title is Doom Eternal.

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    Re: Steam Play adds Linux compatibility to 27 games

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    id Tech 4: https://github.com/id-Software/DOOM-3-BFG

    5 (Rage) onwards have not been released. The first 7 title is Doom Eternal.
    Which isn't far off the same time Bethesda tool full control (rather than just publishing,) iD IIRC.

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