Linux Gaming FINALLY Doesn’t SUCK!

Linux Gaming FINALLY Doesn’t SUCK!


so in our previous video we discussed the rabbit-hole method of gaming on linux showing off some of the well more involved methods to get your game on penguin style and in a massive surprise to no one we got a bunch of angry comments from Linux people but they’re um actually outrage wasn’t entirely misplaced I can actually definitely see how the average viewer might watch that video and think wow gaining on Linux is really hard when actually many games run on Linux right out of the box so that is what today’s video is all about simple gaming on Linux and it’s brought to you by madrenas madrenas coffee blend specialty cold brew coffee Zin convenience 16-ounce grabbing yo cans for everyone’s convenience check them out and use offer code linus to save 40% today it someone have to comment on one of our previous videos that these are clearly fifteen fluid ounces and that the discount is actually 50% but minor details right [Music] so we pretty much took it for granted that because many of them are on Steam native Linux games don’t really need a how to you you point-and-click and Bob’s your uncle but that was before valve unveiled some very cool new tech under the hood that has the potential to change the gaming industry forever I’m not even exaggerating it’s called the proton API and as it turns out you know that arcane stuff that we were showing off in part one well valve has been actively supporting developers of software like wine and D xvk in order to improve gaming on Linux and proton actually includes a number of gaming related fixes and performance improvements over vanilla wine plus full controller support so what we want to do today is see if it lives up to the hype step one is obviously to install Linux on your computer now we’re not really gonna go into a ton of detail here beyond to say that we have gone with Ubuntu now you might not like Ubuntu but quite frankly I don’t care if you don’t like Ubuntu then go ahead and use whatever you want as long as it can run the Steam client which actually isn’t even necessary since you could just compile proton for yourself and run it on whatever distro is your personal jam step number two is to make sure that your graphics drivers are up-to-date now for some distributions you may need to download the driver from invidious website like on Windows but on a bunt – all we need to do is load up a terminal then type in sudo or su do mu bun – drivers Auto install enter our password and wait for the tuxedoed magic to happen can I get like a magic sound effect from the editor now using the Nvidia X server settings program we can see that we’ve got driver 390 dot 48 which is perfect and then a quick note here is if secure boot is enabled on your computer you we’ll need to follow the prompts to make sure that everything works afterwards if you don’t care about that then you can just disable it in the BIOS step 3 then is to install steam for a bun – that’s as easy as clicking download just like you would on Windows then running the dot de Bie package that you get once we’re done we can go ahead and launch team log in and get a list of all the games we have available to play step 4 is to just play your games so in the case of Deus Ex mankind divided and other steam play titles we actually don’t need to do anything with proton we can just fire it up and run it just like on Windows Albee it with usually a significant performance hit like I don’t want to oversell the Linux experience I just want to make it clear that Linux is not to blame for a lot of these shortcomings it’s typically down to poor driver optimization from the video card manufacturers this TVs legs not bad like especially with the G 603 so we’re completely wireless that’s not bad at all actually your dad how is he not dead I mean bullets you have to put in these people it’s like they’re made out of the same bullet resistant flesh that I am hip markers are so fun oops oops oops oops oops yeah so the gaming experience then is just like on Windows ok then so far so good but now we’re gonna go a little deeper step 5 is to install an on Linux game so why don’t we go with doom which actually needs an update here before we can even start it it’s running really well I mean it’s a 1080p ISO like and like it’s very responsive I haven’t seen I saw maybe one thing that I could describe as a hiccup other than that it’s butter smooth that really is incredible this is a Windows game and I’m just running it like Bob’s your uncle hey Bob fan how about a fist of Base Space Marine style now the current list of so-called white listed titles is pretty short but you can expect anything on it to basically just work like that and that’s not even as far as we can go with the new proton API which I guess brings us to step 6 experimentation so if we go to the settings menu in steam we can actually see that we’ve got this Steam play section here where we can enable Steam play for all titles pretty cool this opens up the entire library for us to install though it’s worth saying that here be dragons while many games may work out of the box on your particular hardware only games on the whitelist are guaranteed to work you can actually tell valve which is cool which games you want them to work on or if you have issues or if they work fine by using their newish platform specific wishlist function for now let’s experiment and see what we can get running shall we won’t we start with a pc building simulator this just trips me the crap out just seeing a Windows game run on Linux oh ok this one doesn’t run very well ok well it’s I said good I didn’t say has already give them time edie let’s try something else and I didn’t try it in OpenGL yet actually I’m gonna try and open jail this is Linus tech tips not Linux tech tips ok we’re separate the spinning fan looks like it’s running a little smoother but no guarantees it ok that’s a lot better ok let’s shut this one down and try something totally different and now for something completely different some of the kids will get the reference the old kids logout I thought for squidding stuff is supposed to be easy in linux turn it all do it in there no I can’t even get the terminal up ctrl alt functions – oh and she’s locked up she’s done she’s done it’s not a reset button there it is we did say here be dragons okay grand theft auto 5 is taking a little while here should this one launch no oh ok so you knew this so you knew this was gonna happen you’re just messing with me ok so much for that why don’t we try that game duck game I’ve never heard of it this one doesn’t work either you’re just messing with me oh you’re trying to show different ways of it failing so it could have a launcher come up and then fail it could just do absolutely nothing or we could move on to Skyrim failed to extract plug-in file okay speaking of here be dragons Skyrim might be working that actually even seems like it’s running at an OK framerate dang Skyrim works buddy my fist on this rock dad your dad I’m probably screwing up whoever same game this is whatever I’m probably a loser anyway that’s a cow fight it with this axe well let’s see if it takes out this guy whatever this guy sucks let’s take his clothes alright that’s probably enough for that not everything works that well crisis is a drm fail so it’s actually the the DRM crap that won’t run not necessarily the game itself and then pub G is a similar story in this case it’s the easy anti cheat that fails to install wait witcher 3 isn’t that a steam game this one is running pretty pretty though it should be noted that this particular game supports hair works in Windows but not in and that was true of the xvk – but does hair works really enhance the experience that much I mean I guess it depends who you ask and what they’re a fanboy of so there you have it I guess the real takeaway here is that we want to give the less Linux savvy folks out there a little bit more of a push to give this a try because it really is simpler now for the power users out there by the way you’re probably gonna ask proton doesn’t yet support running games outside of steam like wine does but for the enormous library of games on Steam you are completely p.m. covered so then is the year of the Linux desktop upon us in my opinion not yet but it does feel a little different this time Linux driver support for example actually seems to be becoming a priority for AMD and NVIDIA for once so to use like a train analogy the Train might not be here yet but I also wouldn’t throw on my noise-canceling headphones and take a walk along the track that it’s approaching on 3rd will take is celebrating their 20th anniversary with their level 20 case series they’ve got four styles to choose from the VT the XT the GT and then an updated version of their triple chambered full tower case all of them feature a sleek modern design with rounded front corners and tempered glass and all of them have ample room for cable management and 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100 thoughts on “Linux Gaming FINALLY Doesn’t SUCK!”

  1. I'm having a real tough time right now with Linux. They need more games on there. I want to play black ops. I finally got it to work with my own tweaking and not everyone lies. But, now I can't get my second drive to show up other than a storage media like a flash drive. Which is real weird. If steam can fix this I'm all for it. I only built my pc to play games. I'm sick of Microsoft's shit. I'm just done. I really wish there was another option. Windows 7 worked great. I don't know what the fuck is up Microsoft's ass other than pissing people off.

  2. Maybe I should wait for linux games to outperform windows games while I wait for wow classic and bannerlord. Just to have something to do in the meantime

  3. I always has the both operating systems on my PC's the last 20 years and I think is the time to live only 1 operating system in my computers. Sorry Windows, but you are $200-$300 vs Linux is Free! You are not so good even as a workstation! All meager servers in the world run on Linux. And finally the PC-Laptop buyers will gonna win buying Linux computers, because they will be at least $200-$300 cheaper! It's time to say ENOUGH to the corporate world!

  4. Would you recommend Linux or unbuntu instead of windows for playing dcuo on a Dell 1537 studio 4 gigs of ram

  5. AMD and nVidia making Linux drivers a priority (now)…….. gotta thank Linus (Torvalds) for giving nVidia the finger some years back to actually get that ball rolling.

  6. For those looking for a status update on the games available through proton , here is a tl:dr https://imgur.com/a/nPdD5bb
    And then there's this quote from battle eye: "Currently we do not officially support Wine, but we are working with Valve to add support for Proton (SteamPlay) on Steam."
    + Linux has support for overclocking now.

  7. Blizzard wouldn't because if you're not paying for a os how could you afford 15$ a month -.- which makes 0 cents <–pun

  8. Linux biggest problem is the lack of community now. Even world of Warcraft community is gone. Which explains part one. Bunch of nerds 😎

  9. Linux offers better support on gaming rather than windows but it gets worse support on gaming than windows get.

  10. Gaming and hardware companies can use Linux operating systems to develop games. The benefit is that they are free. If users are smart should spread Linux operating systems usage.

  11. I hope Linux becomes mainstream and windows gets fucked. Every government outside the usa should stop using american os. They might be spying through that plus Linux is free. Governments are paying 100millions for Windows and it just blows my mind how stupid they are. But Microsoft is heavily lobbying for them to use Windows.

  12. As much as I want Linux to dominate the PC gaming market, it still isn't ready for prime time. As much as people praise Steam Proton, out of the 10 or so games I tried to play only about 4 of them run without problems. Yes I could play Linux ready games but the reality is a very small percentage of my games library meets this requirement.

    The performance of the games that did work though was fantastic. Valve do need to get the community involved more with certifying Windows games with settings that work best.
    Overall I'd say that Linux gaming is still probably 3-5 years off being viable for people that want a click and run experience for their Windows games.

  13. Steam will no longer be supported on Ubuntu 19.10 and beyond. Can a new video be made for gaming on Linux?

  14. To make all AAA games work in linux, we have to install all kind of dependencies…like .Net frameworks, directx components, visual studios, nvidia drivers…etc., through wine, then we can play any kind of game by registering game's .exe file in playonlinux…(yes…! windows only games…)

  15. Finally a more fair video regarding gaming on Linux/GNU!
    I love running Debian based distros just for the amazing performance I get, and even more stability than Windows gives me LOL.
    Well, my gaming desktop has Windows just because.
    But my entry level "gaming" laptop MSI GL62M 7RD is running Ubuntu Budgie and Kali Linux I think dual boot.
    Tho I don't recommend Kali if you have Nvidas stupid Optimus bullshit.

  16. Im so confused Im trying to download steam using my chromebook but its not working I followed every step in multiple different videos but they dont work

  17. Gaming on linux will be the way to go (cause there are linux distros that arent pc hungry, not as windows where just the system on stand by eat the resoruces of the pc) but the problem is that there are tons of steam games that doesnt work properlly and allsow tons of "main stream" games that doesnt work at all (thinking os LoL, FIFA, Battlefield/front, etc). and yes you can Wine them, but not all the games are "wined" properlly and if they some how are, cause theres a layer in between, that game on linux works worst than on windows, soo. It´s a steep foward ? true but a sort one. regards.

  18. 6:01 That's the most awkward "experimentation" i've ever heard haha.
    Also i love how out of ALL windows games, bethesdas is the one working the best. On windows it's quite the opposite haha.

  19. You can dual boot. Whats the point ? Don't get me wrong I think its great they are working towards fully integrating linux, but as long as you just want to game and are not looking to contribute a brick in the wall, wats the point ? Just reboot into windows on your lightning fast SSD.

  20. Actually my gaming experience is currently better than on Windows I’m using Ubuntu 18.04 set up same way as you

  21. Linus didnt even use the virtual deskops on gnome… Guess hes too used to windows 7 cause even 10 has virtual desktops 😂

  22. Just let linux/github community look for source code and all this game will be work 70% faster then on windows and on lower specification… Coz if all world work on 1 game in 1 month this game dont have any bugs crash or other shit… That what open source must be… If You cant write stable game just give code someone who can repair your mistakes… Cheers from poland.

  23. I'm sicker of windows than I am of reinstalling distros every fucking time. So yeah, Linux it's been for a few years now. When I look back on windows updates and how it just starts without asking, the secretly calling back to that fucker Gates and his criminal crew, the spying and selling my data etc, I'm just really glad there are Linux options out there.

  24. Nice vid, i will definetely use linux after windows 7. But what about games other "platforms" like blizzard.net, epic games or origin?

  25. if i could play Heroes 3 of Might and Magic HD Horn of the Abyss on Linux without a bunch of programming code i''d leave Windows forever

  26. No, gaming on linux still suck ass. And it doesn't matter how much Valve claims differently, it will always suck ass. Simply because Linux does not have a unified standard between it's different distributions. So what works on Ubuntu may not (and probably won't) work on Fedora or Debian without some major work. That is why Windows will ALWAYS be the very very superior gaming platform for PC.

  27. So I have a few hundred dollars worth of games on steam for windows, if I switch to Linux will I loose all of that and have to start all over again?

  28. If Microsoft will continue doing what is he doing now, I am sure that Linux will be more and more popular and also drivers gets better and gaming on linux will be better and better….

  29. Trying to make gaming work on Linux is like trying to re-invent the wheel..
    Why would anyone bother putting money into making Linux work for gaming when they can save money and focus on Windows that already works?
    I'll stay on my PC.:P

  30. I hate when dumb people compares Linux with Windows and expects it work the same when is NOT the same!! Linux is a complete unique world, and as long people stills using Windows, they won't switch definitevely to Linux. Linux doesn't sucks! It's the people who uses and expects it to be the same as Windows that sucks!!

  31. I installedPopOs on a second drive. Linux for real work is nice but for gaming it still sucks. I found me fixing basic stuff all day instead of just playing the game on windows. Everything is hacky and lacks support. Try to get an Uculus running, try to get a Hotas running. Linux gaming was the horror. I went back to windows. Now I know how good that system is. Will never complain again about Windows…

  32. I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
    Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
    Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

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