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Valve Continued Doing A Lot For Linux Gaming & Open-Source Radeon Drivers In 2020

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  • piorunz
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    Thad RADV driver.. What is it? Do I have it?
    😳🤔 I'm using normal Linux distro (Manjaro) with Mesa. No idea what drivers I should install on top of normal Manjaro to have all benefits?

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  • BesiegedAce
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    30% to Valve still leaves 70% for the developers/pubs. Not to mention, via Proton + Steam on Linux, Valve sort of "subsidizes" Linux work for games that'll run under Wine/Proton for the devs. Some may say "oh but Linux is only 1%~ of the market," but that's still 1% of tens of millions of users. And even 1% of that is still at least some sales.

    As a side, I'm glad Valve is a private company. Not having to answer to shareholders probably helps with developing/funding desktop Linux stuff at a loss without anyone complaining.

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  • moilami
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    Originally posted by AndyChow View Post
    Valve did a lot, but they took a lot. They are the 30% middle-men. So yeah, ACO and proton (which is a clone of lutris, IMO). But they do take 30% of all games sold.
    Without Valve we would get some random ports of indie games, one AAA game a year. Wine would work with some older games and performance would be bad. You jump to the time how it was before VALVE begat carrying Linux

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  • Alexmitter
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    Originally posted by AndyChow View Post
    Valve did a lot, but they took a lot. They are the 30% middle-men. So yeah, ACO and proton (which is a clone of lutris, IMO). But they do take 30% of all games sold.
    Proton is a Wine Distro
    Lutris is a Games Launcher
    They share nothing technically.

    Lutris came after Proton too.

    30% is a more then fair amount for a publisher, publishing costs a lot.

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  • Qaridarium
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    i bought DayZ Standalone this winter sale and it does not work on Fedora33 with TR 1920X and Vega64
    it is same engine like Arma3 but ARMA3 is working it is the launcher what is broken
    the standard launcher is even bad on windows so my windows friends use another launcher.

    they claim linux support will become better if you buy more as a linux user but o bought many games and many games do not work.

    for example i bought every carmageddon max damange/reincernation game and it does not work.

    would be happy to play all my 250 steam games on linux but reality is another story.

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  • Azrael5
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    Linux gaming has to be promoted much more. Above all in gaming fairs demonstrating how is better the Linux desktop proposal in gaming such as simple is the installation of a Linux operating system. The major issue actually is Linux operating systems stability environment in the huge heterogeneous hardware settings, the different way hardware gets software stack support, and the obsolescence of X11 as well. The first aim is to get stability and efficience in managing the hardware resources, the second one is to switch to wayland abandoning the graphical stack obsolescence as soon as possible. SteamOS is a great improvement because Linux has a specialized OS in gaming.
    Last edited by Azrael5; 30 December 2020, 04:27 PM.

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  • CochainComplex
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    Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

    Are you for real? About the only think Proton and Lutris have in common is...well...Lutris is a Game Launcher and Steam is a Game Launcher each with the ability to play Windows games through custom emulation layers based on Wine. IMHO, Lutris has a slight edge for the more advanced user due to allowing one to choose their own custom Wine runners, Steam and Proton is just fine for those that just want to play a game with no more mess or fuss than someone on Windows.

    Proton is merely Wine (Staging)+Extra Shit For Games from Valve. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Lutris is a full blown game launching center that covers everything from emulation to Windows games and can even use Proton because Proton is just a custom Wine runner when one gets down to it.
    Lutris is great but in the most cases nothing for rookies. Steam on the other hand (not fully comparable but there is some overlap) is very easy for the average joe just switching from windows world.

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  • obri
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    Originally posted by AndyChow View Post
    Valve did a lot, but they took a lot. They are the 30% middle-men. So yeah, ACO and proton (which is a clone of lutris, IMO). But they do take 30% of all games sold.
    They do not take 30% of all games sold:
    https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2018/1...itles-on-steam

    At least you should not spread lies.

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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by AndyChow View Post
    Valve did a lot, but they took a lot. They are the 30% middle-men. So yeah, ACO and proton (which is a clone of lutris, IMO). But they do take 30% of all games sold.
    Are you for real? About the only think Proton and Lutris have in common is...well...Lutris is a Game Launcher and Steam is a Game Launcher each with the ability to play Windows games through custom emulation layers based on Wine. IMHO, Lutris has a slight edge for the more advanced user due to allowing one to choose their own custom Wine runners, Steam and Proton is just fine for those that just want to play a game with no more mess or fuss than someone on Windows.

    Proton is merely Wine (Staging)+Extra Shit For Games from Valve. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Lutris is a full blown game launching center that covers everything from emulation to Windows games and can even use Proton because Proton is just a custom Wine runner when one gets down to it.

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  • V1tol
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    AMD: opensources their driver
    Everyone: loves AMD
    Valve: funds development of cool features for AMD driver

    NVIDIA: being a d***s with their driver
    Everyone: f**k you NVIDIA
    Nobody: does nothing for them

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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