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22 Aug 2018, 1:06 am

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/ ... wine.12400

Whaaaaaat?!?! 8O



There will be no reason to run windows anymore. I'm on Fedora, and I just ran a windows game with one click.



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25 Aug 2018, 5:12 am

"It currently has a limited set of games that are supported..."

"There will be drawbacks, like possible performance issues and games that rely on some DRM might likely never be supported..."

That's cool that they're working on improving Wine, but will these features see light outside of Steam? There are a LOT of games (and DRM-free alternatives) that are not available on that platform.


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25 Aug 2018, 10:47 am

SabbraCadabra wrote:
That's cool that they're working on improving Wine, but will these features see light outside of Steam? There are a LOT of games (and DRM-free alternatives) that are not available on that platform.

The Proton compatibility layer is free and open. Improvements are going upstream to regular Wine. You won't need to run Steam to benefit from it.



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25 Aug 2018, 12:37 pm

That's cool of them, you wouldn't really expect that from most companies.


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19 Sep 2018, 2:34 pm

It's great to hear that progress has been made to this end. Nvidia still remains an issue, particularly with Optimus and users that are new to Linux who want to jump right into gaming.



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19 Sep 2018, 2:46 pm

In light of the fact that Microsoft is charging for updates to its operating system -- updates that used to be free -- it seems reasonable to run a free operating system that works with any game that also works with Windows.


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19 Sep 2018, 3:45 pm

Yeah for sure. These recent developments are exciting. It's getting much closer now. Soon enough, people of all skill levels will be able to enjoy gaming on Linux.



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19 Sep 2018, 4:32 pm

RESleight wrote:
Yeah for sure. These recent developments are exciting. It's getting much closer now. Soon enough, people of all skill levels will be able to enjoy gaming on Linux.
I can hardly wait!

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