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Free, single player FPS games on Linux

Free, single player FPS games on Linux:

I’m looking for a FPS that is mainly single player with a campaign mode. I’ve played Fallout New Vegas and other similar titles, but gunplay is not the only thing that stands out about those games. I’m looking for games where shooting things is the main point of the entire game. It doesn’t have to be a Native linux port, the game just needs to run on Linux whether through Wine, Natively, Proton etc.

If there is a game like this, please do let me know. Thank you, Quasimo_to

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Planning on building a gaming PC with GNU/Linu…

Planning on building a gaming PC with GNU/Linux, what distro should I choose ?:

Hi everyone,

I was planning to build my own PC for gaming, as my laptop that I use is getting quite old and its screen no longer works (I have to use an external monitor).

I mostly play RTS/Grand Strategy games like EU4, SC1 and SC2, AoE2, but I also used to play a lot of Dota. These are not the most resource intensive games, but I also want to not have to change this PC for performance issues for quite a while so I would like something really robust and something I won’t regret buying for the next years.

I was planning on buying either a 4K or a HD monitor (gotta use these Stracraft Remastered 4K models, right ?)

On my current laptop, I run Ubuntu 16.04 on dual boot with Windows, but I never use Windows. For this future PC, I was wondering which distro to use, since I’ve liked quite a lot of them. I was thinking about :

– Linux Mint or Ubuntu : Ubuntu is a distro I’ve used a lot, and it sounds like the “easy choice” for a Linux gaming PC since a lot is installed by default. Mint is pretty much the same from what I’ve heard (correct me if I’m wrong). The only problem I have with this is reinstalling the OS every 2 or 4 years (if you go from one LTS to another)

– Debian : I used Sid for quite a while, and I like the rolling release aspect a lot. Debian is just a distribution I’ve always liked, both in principle and as a user. I was wondering if there was anything I should be weary about (like some PPA repositories being mandatory for drivers or something ; these being exclusive to Ubuntu, it could be a problem).

– Arch : One of my favorites as well. I like the AUR a lot, and the fact that the distro is minimalist doesn’t bother me as long as I know I choose components that have a nice driver on Arch and for which there is documentation. I used Arch a lot on my laptop, but Dota crashed from time to time there. Is there anything I should know if I want to use Arch ?

– Gentoo : I only used it once on my PC, but I’m ready to try it again. Performance-wise it looks similar to Arch, but I don’t know if there are some specific advantages/disadvantages I should know ?

Any suggestion for another distro is welcome too. These are just the ones I thought about.

Another question that I had is : can someone enlighten me on Vulkan and how well it’s supported on these distros ? With which cards ?

Thanks in advance for all your answers.

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Help with Civilization VI: Broken HUD

Help with Civilization VI: Broken HUD:

Hi, I’m having a multitude of issues with Civ 6’s HUD, including the minimap not showing, world tracker icons not showing, issues with the city panel and city info panel, among other things. Has anyone else encountered issues like this? Could it be something to do with the port, or is something wrong with my system?

Note that I only have the base game + rise and fall, and I’m running it on Archlinux, using the steam-native runtime, which I’m aware doesn’t have official support. Also note that I’m using a non-gaming laptop with no dedicated GPU (not sure if that would have anything to do with it)

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How’s the performance difference between bumbl…

How’s the performance difference between bumblebee and prime? How much of a battery impact does it have?:

I run Manjaro, 4.19 on a Xiaomi Laptop with an MX150.

Currently I use bumblebee, and I’m really happy with my battery life, I usually get through the day with a couple hours left by the time I get home and plug in – at most I will probably get 10 hours if I’m conservative, maybe 6 on average

However I’m not as happy with my performance, I feel like it should be running a little faster than it does when I’m on gpu.

How much battery life would I realistically loose? Can it be mitigated? Is the performance gain worth the sacrifice to battery life? Is the hassle of uninstalling bumblebee worth it?

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Steam Games Not Launching – Linux Mint Cinnamo…

Steam Games Not Launching – Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.2:

Okay, I’ve recently decided to dual-boot my old laptop with the above-mentioned distro of Linux Mint with the express purpose of playing some (linux compatible) Steam games (the hardware I’m using is so poor that Windows 10 is hogging the vast majority of resources). Steam appears to have installed perfectly fine, but I’m running into issues getting games to run. I have a few titles that will launch no problem (CrossCode, Dex, Bleed 2, for instance). However, I have several that will not launch at all (the “Preparing to Launch…” pop-up will show and the screen will blink black for an instant, but then nothing happens).

Is there anyone here that might be able to help direct me in figuring out how to solve this problem?

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How can I get game logs when launching a game …

How can I get game logs when launching a game on Steam?:

I am launching Warfork on Steam which is a FOSS game. If I launch the game directly in a terminal, the game outputs to a terminal. If I launch the game through Steam, I lose that output. How can I get that output back?

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[Borderlands 2 Question] Regarding the BL2 Coo…

[Borderlands 2 Question] Regarding the BL2 Coop:

I wanted to know if there’s a discord or some group for Linux players to matchmaking/coordinate playing borderlands 2 together since who’s on Linux can’t play with windows or mac, sometimes i like to play by myself but i miss playing with people, any info will be very appreciated!!

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden keeps freezing …

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden keeps freezing & crashing:

I’ve tried running the game using (WINE + DXVK) but it crashes while opening option
then i tried using Proton 4.2 with Lutris and it runs nice without fps drop

but it crashes at any time, any fix please 🙂

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PSA: NMS Beyond works on Nvidia cards with Glo…

PSA: NMS Beyond works on Nvidia cards with Glorious Eggroll’s proton fork.:

You can find his fork here: https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom/releases

Using his fork of proton I get a constant 60FPS with no crashes, but with stock Proton 4.11-2 the game does not run at the full 60FPS. I’m using 435.17

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RPCS3 – Improvements in The Last of Us, R&C: A…

RPCS3 – Improvements in The Last of Us, R&C: A Crack in Time & Resistance 3 by kd-11:

RPCS3 - Improvements in The Last of Us, R&C: A Crack in Time & Resistance 3 by kd-11 submitted by /u/HerrHulaHoop
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