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Full time Linux user and gamer?

Sep 7, 2017
3,183 (3.94/day)
System Name Grunt
Processor Intel i7-7820x
Motherboard MSI X299 Raider
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A
Memory Corsair LPX 3600 32GB (4x8GB)
Video Card(s) Powercolor Vega 64
Storage Intel 900p 280GB, 660p 2TB, Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB
Display(s) Viewsonic VX2457, Samsung NU8000 TV
Case Corsair C70
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Software Win 10 Pro
She needs the entire suite for work because that is what they use at work along side the office 365 in the cloud. Anyway, I really hope M$ ports the entire office suite to docker. That would be amazing. Run Ubuntu or whatever as desktop and just click the MS Word icon and it launches Word in a container seamlessly. :rockout:
What is Docker exactly? Is it a wrapper for web apps.. or Win32/64?

Easy Rhino

Linux Advocate
Staff member
Nov 13, 2006
14,786 (3.11/day)
System Name Desktop
Processor i5 7500 Kaby Lake
Motherboard AsRock MicroATX Z170M Extreme4
Cooling Stock
Memory 2x 8 Gb Gskill Aegis 2400
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 5700
Storage Samsung NVMe 512
Display(s) LG 34GK950F-B 34" 21:9 Ultragear WQHD Nano IPS Curved Gaming Monitor with Radeon FreeSync 2
Case Corsair Carbide 400C
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Seasonic SSR-650GD Flagship Prime Series 650W Gold
Mouse Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard Code V2B
Software Windows 10
Oct 27, 2018
80 (0.20/day)
System Name My LAN Rig
Processor Intel Core I5 3570 @4 Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
Cooling Intel Stock Cooler
Memory 8gb DDR3 1600Mhz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GTX 460 Synergy Edition 768Mb
Storage 120gb Micron SSD
Display(s) Dell 22", 1080p TV
Case Cooler Master Elite
Audio Device(s) Realtech built in audio, nvidia audio
Power Supply 750W LSP Ultra
Mouse Beige Logitech usb mouse
Keyboard onn Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Cinebench R20 is 1008
Is there a way to run DX10.0+ games on linux? if so i might make 64-bit linux my main OS over 32-bit Windows
Oct 2, 2015
2,388 (1.58/day)
System Name Ciel / Yukino
Processor AMD Ryzen R3 1200 @ 3875MHz / Intel Core i3 5005U
Motherboard MSI B350M PRO-VDH / HP 240 G5
Cooling Wraith Stealth / Stock
Memory 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz @ 3333MHz / 2x 4GB Hynix + Kingston DDR3L 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 270X Toxic 2GB / Intel HD 5500
Storage SSD WD Green 240GB M.2 + HDD Toshiba 2TB / SSD Kingston A400 120GB SATA
Display(s) HP w17e 1440x900 @ 75 Hz / Integrated 1366x768 @ 94Hz
Case Generic / Stock
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892 / Realtek ALC282
Power Supply Sentey XPP 525W / Power Brick
Mouse Logitech G203 / Elan Touchpad
Keyboard Generic / Stock
Software Windows 10 LTSC x64 + Arch Linux
Is there a way to run DX10.0+ games on linux? if so i might make 64-bit linux my main OS over 32-bit Windows
Proton/Wine+DXVK is the first option, with better results day after day. Ah, you don't have a Vulkan compatible GPU, then vanilla Wine is your only option via software.
The second one is PCI Passthrough, a bit hard to set up, but it gets native performance.
Jan 28, 2007
143 (0.03/day)
System Name Gaming PC, now I have an HP lappy
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3300 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
Motherboard GA-B75M-D3H (rev. 1.1)
Cooling Stock
Memory crucial dominator 8gb DDR3 dimm
Video Card(s) AMD HIS 6870 (barts XT) Fan 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/DP/2xDVI
Storage HDS722580VLSA80
Display(s) 19" Acer P215H
Case old silver case from the office
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer Sound Card without the remote
Power Supply RX-730SS 730W
Mouse Kiwi Technology Optical mouse m/n kw114
Keyboard Mitsumi keyboard unit
Software OS is Windows 7 home premium, sometimes I use linux mint mate or sabayon both live
Benchmark Scores CL-RCD-RP-RAS Write Speed 2x DDR3-1333 SDRAM 9-9-9-23 CR1 10484 MB/s

I use Sparky Linux stable LXDE, I'm playing Cube2 in this picture; I found some indie games on itch.io btw; theres a funny one called dont bite me bro. To get the game to work go into the properties and make it executable. A few might not work because of your system architecture.

I found a reddit reply under this title: What's the holdup with DX10 support in Wine?

It's an entire SDK that has to be black box replicated and reverse engineered, and that includes being able to handle undocumented features that game developers use, as well as being able to handle undocumented features that hardware drivers and game developers use.
All this is being worked on by an extremely small paid team and a somewhat larger but still comparatively small volunteer team. As long as DX10 is still receiving patches, games that run on DX10 are still receiving patches, and / or hardware drivers for video cards that do DX10 things are still receiving patches, this will be an impossible and moving target no matter what.
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Mar 16, 2017
678 (0.69/day)
Processor Intel i5-9600K
Motherboard ASRock H370M-ITX/ac
Cooling Gammax 300
Memory 16GB DDR4 3000
Video Card(s) Sapphire Pulse RX 570 4GB
Storage Inland 512GB NVMe
Display(s) LG 27UL500-W
Case Thermaltake Core V1
Audio Device(s) My ears
Power Supply EVGA 500W
Software Windows 10
I'm not really a big gamer, but I've made a commitment to run Linux Mint as my DD. I installed Steam today and enabled Proton and gave Shadow of the Tomb Raider a try. I'm running a meager GPU, the RX 560 with less-than-stock RAM clocks, so it wouldn't be the best example of performance. I ran the benchmark at 900p medium, and it managed to pull around 30fps. The only noticable issue I encountered was that there were these vertical beams/tearing that appeared to be coming from Lara's eyes! Not sure what that is all about. I was running AMD-gpu-pro drivers. Not great, but I was impressed with how far Linux gaming has come, as this is not a native game and its a relatively new title.

As for UWP, I hate it. Not sure if it's just UWP, but MS's way of packaging apps is just plain terrible, IMO. Back when I was a devoted MS fan (I had it all--Phone, Band, Surface, Xbox), their app delivery was totally unreliable. There were times when apps refused to even download, much less install, and the troubleshooters did nothing. What I found was that when this happened, you had to delete a random app, and that would fix the installer. UWP seems better, though my most recent attempt to install Forza 7 results in a complete failure to launch, with no error messages whatsoever. I finally just deleted my W10 partition, as I haven't booted into it in weeks. I can always VM a Windows install if I get desperate, but it hasn't happened yet. I'm sure the full-on PC gamer can't do this yet, but I mainly game on a PS4 Pro, mostly for simplicity's sake.


Resident Wat-man
Jan 28, 2012
11,459 (4.01/day)
Concord, NH
System Name Kratos
Processor Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.75Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Cooling Corsair H100i V2
Memory G.Skill DDR3-2133, 16gb (4x4gb) @ 9-11-10-28-108-1T 1.65v
Video Card(s) Sapphire AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Storage 2x120Gb SATA3 SSD Raid-0, 4x1Tb RAID-5, 1x500GB, 1x512GB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe
Display(s) 1x LG 27UD69P (4k), 2x Dell S2340M (1080p)
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek® ALC898 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Power Supply Seasonic 1000-watt 80 PLUS Platinum
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9100
Software Ubuntu 18.04 (5.3.0 Mainline Kernel)
Benchmark Scores Benchmarks aren't everything.
Some games are better than others. DOOM runs really well, I managed to get the Homeworld Remastered collection working well and Supreme Commander 2 runs really well. Regular Skyrim runs fairly well with a weird thing here or there, but the Special Edition has some serious issues. I wanted to get Elite Dangerous working, but the best I could do was to get the launcher to start. A lot of what I play runs natively in Linux though.
Mar 10, 2015
2,281 (1.33/day)
System Name Wut?
Processor 3900X
Motherboard ASRock Taichi X570
Cooling Water
Memory 32GB GSkill CL16 3600mhz
Video Card(s) Vega 56
Storage 2 x AData XPG 8200 Pro 1TB
Display(s) 3440 x 1440
Case Thermaltake Tower 900
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Ultra Platinum
I am curious to know if anyone considers themselves more than just a light gamer and also a full time linux user. I can't seem to make the full time jump because too many games that I *might* play rely on .NET. I know Steam is pushing their new wrapper but still...
I have been working on trying to dump Windows for a long time. If CP2077 is native linux, I will do so.
Mar 16, 2017
678 (0.69/day)
Processor Intel i5-9600K
Motherboard ASRock H370M-ITX/ac
Cooling Gammax 300
Memory 16GB DDR4 3000
Video Card(s) Sapphire Pulse RX 570 4GB
Storage Inland 512GB NVMe
Display(s) LG 27UL500-W
Case Thermaltake Core V1
Audio Device(s) My ears
Power Supply EVGA 500W
Software Windows 10
I’m curious if we will see MS/Xbox Studio titles on native Linux one of these days. They just announced eventual availability on Steam—so is it just a matter of time?