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SlimeGooGoo

Party Gooper
Forgot that Arch breaks the cup every time you update the filter
 

SlimeGooGoo

Party Gooper
Cool, I wonder why the functions wouldn't compile?
From what I understand, they used Linux to develop the game, but not to run on Linux, only on PS2.
I suppose they only had to upload the build to the PS2 SDK and test it there, which is why they probably had some PS2-only assembly.

With God of War it apparently had a Windows "port" so that they could run and test it on the development PC (i.e. had Direct3D support and was linked with Windows libraries)
 
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Jinzo Prime

Member
I know this question has been asked before, but what distros do people suggest now for modern systems? I used Ubuntu briefly in the past, but I see stuff like Wayland and Gamescope and want to try out something more performant for games and such. I also kind of hate Gnome, ngl.
 

Bitmap Frogs

Mr. Community
I know this question has been asked before, but what distros do people suggest now for modern systems? I used Ubuntu briefly in the past, but I see stuff like Wayland and Gamescope and want to try out something more performant for games and such. I also kind of hate Gnome, ngl.

Ubuntu has official and unofficial flavors with other desktop environments, like kubuntu (kde).

As for Wayland afaik it’s out as in it’s the default on Ubuntu as long as your card isn’t nvidia…
 
Why is Manjaro becoming more hated within the community? Right away I could recommend it to someone who is just dipping their toes into Linux. Throughout my history with it, albeit a short one, it just worked for me.
 

ThatGamingDude

I am a virgin
Why is Manjaro becoming more hated within the community? Right away I could recommend it to someone who is just dipping their toes into Linux. Throughout my history with it, albeit a short one, it just worked for me.
I have more people who suggest Zorin or LinuxFX than Manjaro

More supported I guess?

It's distros, everyone is going to argue about them constantly lol
 

Bitmap Frogs

Mr. Community
Why is Manjaro becoming more hated within the community? Right away I could recommend it to someone who is just dipping their toes into Linux. Throughout my history with it, albeit a short one, it just worked for me.
I have more people who suggest Zorin or LinuxFX than Manjaro

More supported I guess?

It's distros, everyone is going to argue about them constantly lol

It's just good old distro-warring imho, mixed with a bunch of "manjaro is for people who can't install arch" thrown in...

In other news, System76 officially confirmed their new DE is doing away with GTK and is going to be using Iced, a toolkit written in rust. Iced (by their own admission) is not even finished so System76 not only will have to develop a new DE but also a new toolkit to go along with it. As a consecuence, pop os is not getting a 22.10 version and chances are it won't get a 23.04 neither.
 
linux noob here!

i think linux is now my main OS. i've literally been trying to get into linux for years but for one reason or another it never worked out. gone almost a full week with ubuntu (22.04.1 LTS) and i'm happy with it! will be keeping windows install for gaming so not 100% ditching it yet but will only boot into it to play games.
 
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Jinzo Prime

Member
Anyone here try to run SteamOS / Deck version on their computers?

I am debating on running my main rig on it as the experience with my Deck has been phenomenal. I don't use my PC for anything besides gaming these days.
1. Valve has not yet released an offical image for Steam OS 3 for desktop PC use.

2. Steam OS uses an immutable file system. If you install software using pacman or build from souce it will be deleted when you update Steam OS. You must use Flatpak versions of apps.

3. The best way to use Steam OS as a desktop OS right now is HoloISO (https://github.com/theVakhovskeIsTaken/holoiso). I'm not sure you are still limited to Flatpaks only, but because of that filesystem, you probably are.

4. There are rumours that Valve is preparing to release the offical desktop version soon. You could wait for that if you don't want to use HoloISO.
 

Bitmap Frogs

Mr. Community
Anyone here try to run SteamOS / Deck version on their computers?

I am debating on running my main rig on it as the experience with my Deck has been phenomenal. I don't use my PC for anything besides gaming these days.
1. Valve has not yet released an offical image for Steam OS 3 for desktop PC use.

2. Steam OS uses an immutable file system. If you install software using pacman or build from souce it will be deleted when you update Steam OS. You must use Flatpak versions of apps.

3. The best way to use Steam OS as a desktop OS right now is HoloISO (https://github.com/theVakhovskeIsTaken/holoiso). I'm not sure you are still limited to Flatpaks only, but because of that filesystem, you probably are.

4. There are rumours that Valve is preparing to release the offical desktop version soon. You could wait for that if you don't want to use HoloISO.

Maiden, maybe give Nobara a try? It's a gaming optimized distro that's making a lot of waves lately.

If you would do that, I would get either the gnome or the kde version depending on your preferences, the official version is the same but has a bunch of ui tweaks built in that might or might not be what you like.
 

Maiden Voyage

Gold™ Member
1. Valve has not yet released an offical image for Steam OS 3 for desktop PC use.

2. Steam OS uses an immutable file system. If you install software using pacman or build from souce it will be deleted when you update Steam OS. You must use Flatpak versions of apps.

3. The best way to use Steam OS as a desktop OS right now is HoloISO (https://github.com/theVakhovskeIsTaken/holoiso). I'm not sure you are still limited to Flatpaks only, but because of that filesystem, you probably are.

4. There are rumours that Valve is preparing to release the offical desktop version soon. You could wait for that if you don't want to use HoloISO.

Maiden, maybe give Nobara a try? It's a gaming optimized distro that's making a lot of waves lately.

If you would do that, I would get either the gnome or the kde version depending on your preferences, the official version is the same but has a bunch of ui tweaks built in that might or might not be what you like.
All right. I will wait for the official SteamOS 3 to release. I stopped using my PC entirely after getting my Deck so I want to just convert it to basically console version of Steam. I want the new Deck interface though. Standard BPM is too much of a downgrade.
 

Jinzo Prime

Member
All right. I will wait for the official SteamOS 3 to release. I stopped using my PC entirely after getting my Deck so I want to just convert it to basically console version of Steam. I want the new Deck interface though. Standard BPM is too much of a downgrade.
Im personally going to give Linux another chance with either Steam OS official, or Nobara. Going to wait till next year, though.
 

Thaedolus

Gold Member
Honestly, the Deck has made me a believer in Linux/Steam OS. With my new build I'm really considering doing a dual boot with one big NVME dedicated to Steam OS (or some other Linux distro) and my old smaller one for Windows games that won't run under it.

New setup will likely leave my current desktop where it's at, with large physical drives and such for productivity, file serving, etc. Gaming PC I'm going to put in our storage room right behind where the OLED TV is, run HDMI 2.1 through the wall to the TV, and a USB through the wall to a hub under the TV to either have wired controller setup or have a dongle for clear bluetooth signal. VR tether will need to go through the wall too, but it'll still have more slack compared to where my current rig sits. Getting pretty stoked about it.
 
an update on my Linux experience so far.

the last time i posted i had been using Ubuntu (22.04.1) almost a week. last weekend i installed a bigger boot drive (500GB) for dualbooting. with the clean install of W11 i set it up primarily for gaming and i'm trying to keep the amount of programs i install to a minimum. Firefox is my main browser but on Windows i am sticking with Edge as i wont be doing much browsing. Got Spotify too for listening to music when gaming. on Ubuntu i have GIMP but i'm still getting used to it so on W11 i reinstalled Affinity Photo 2. for games I have Steam, Epic, Blizzard, Riot, and EA clients installed.

I set up Ubuntu and I'm using it every day as my main OS. I had a few issues but I solved 2 of them.

1. Not sure if it's related to having Ubuntu installed but when I downloaded FIFA 23 on Windows 11 it refused to load because Secure Boot was disabled. I'm sure I had this enabled as it's a requirement to install Windows 11. I haven't modified my BIOS so not sure why it was turned off. I went into BIOS and enabled it. Now when I start up my PC there is a display/gpu "handsake" issue. If I turn my PC on before my monitor then my monitor can't detect an output from my PC during boot up and that includes the GRUB screen so I need to wait for the GRUB screen's 10 second countdown and when it boots into Ubuntu's log in the display gets a signal. This wasn't happening with Secure Boot off. I know I can adjust the GRUB countdown to shorten it but I can't be assed. Anyway, if I turn the monitor on before my PC then everything works. It detects the output and I can see my BIOS logo and the GRUB screen.

2. Updating programs seems buggy. I was getting a notification that Firefox had an update so I tried doing that but got a message saying something like "Unable to update Firefox. Snap has no updates." After a bit of searching I think I managed to sort it out. Firefox is updating now. I know I can install Firefox through Flatpak or use Mozilla's PPA but it's too much hassle to set up Firefox all over again. It seems to be working now so I'm good.

3. I use PulseEffects for the equalizer when listening to music. I have it set to run at login but I noticed that my equalizer doesn't work after booting up. I went into the program and the equalizer is enabled. Even the settings file in the autostart folder have it enabled with the correct band values. Apparently this is a known issue for the version I'm using (4.8.4-1) but this version is the highest I can get through Ubuntu repositories for 22.04. The 22.10 repository has a higher version which fixes the issue. A "solution" was to download the Flatpak version which is 4.8.7. So I installed that but I have another bug with that! It straight up won't start a login. With the non flatpak 4.8.4-1 version when I boot up i can see it running in system monitor but with 4.8.7 it doesn't load at all. PulseEffects is not being updated anymore as it's been replaced by EasyEffects with the Ubuntu update to Pipewire (replacing Pulse Audio). I believe EE only works on 22.10. I can replace Pulse with Pipe on 22.04 but I don't feel confident doing it. I could update to 22.10 but I don't want to go onto what seems like an unstable version and the wait for 24.04 LTS is a long one! This is the only bug affecting me right now and I'm still trying to sort it out. It's not a major issue but it's a pain in the ass to have to manual toggle off/on the equalizer every time I boot up.

edit: i gave up trying to fix the audio bug. when i was writing this i had another "solution" to try which was reinstalling flatpak version and editing some file...but the file wasnt there! so completely removed pulse effects and just not using an equaliser. in a way it sounds better now lol but i need to turn my volume up a lot more.

so i guess now that's me...no issues to deal with. can't see myself going back to windows as my main OS now. yey i'm on linux :)
 
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SlimeGooGoo

Party Gooper

GeekyDad

Member
It's over, Microsoft won

Business Working GIF


So, couldn't backdoor, and came through the front door instead.
 
what anti cheat specifically causes issues? is it any or is it something specific?
 
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