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Hello gaymers, what's the most retard-proof way to play vidya on Linux? Ideally with sandboxing and not having to use proprietary software like Steam.


Use steam. Otherwise it's not going to be retard-proof.


Use a package manager to install FOSS games.
Limiting, but retard proof and non-proprietary.


uygha wants OP to exclusively play tux racing


I exclusively play SuperTuxKart.



I'll concede and let them play 0 AD and cowsay


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Remember that 2022 will finally be the year of the Linux Desktop™.


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Now that's not fair. There's super tux, tux pucks and tux football as well. And don't forget about super tux party.


extract files from GOG installers and run with wine


still waiting for gpu passthrough out of the box support, which would be best
proton/steam is p good (and open source even i think)


Call me stupid but I still don't get how to run wine with flatpak.


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Hell yeah the first thing I'm doing when getting one is sudo pacman -Rcns steam


Nintendo really created a prototype for the Linux Gaming PC by Valve.


>spending $150 on something as fragile as a fuckhuge microsd card
I'd rather get a bunch of 256gb ones


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>Nintendo really created a prototype for the Linux Gaming PC by Valve.
No the Nintendo thing is derived from a mobile arm soc.
The steam thing is derived from a desktop architecture and should be considered to have it's linage with umpc.
The umpcs were a big flop because they were basically mobile office computers. It was ill suited for office work because text input was slow, and the tiny screens made spreadsheet work super tedious, and the windows OS was way to heavy for the meek mobile hardware.
We'll see if valve's gumpc gives the umpc-format a second chance.


dxvk and dx8to9/dgvoodoo2 are essential to running those stubborn directx games at full speed in Wine.


this game has DRM-less standalone binaries for linux
pretty resource intensive though, probably shouldn't run it on an old ass thinkpad


retro emulator: https://mednafen.github.io/
for DOS, use virtualbox instead of dosbox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eXFbT01TYo
there's a whole bunch of FOSS VM emulators out there in repos for a ton of different stuff like SCUMM or Quake





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The thread topic is "most retard-proof way to play vidya on Linux?" Use retroarch instead of mednafen. You can use mednafen cores so it's essentially the same in terms of emulation quality but it's infinitely easier to use. It's essentially a console interface (in fact they straight up copied the PS3 interface), but for every retro console all at once. It's very pleasant and easy to set up.


yeah if you're using linux, you're gonna have to get used to not relying on "retard proofing" and actually doing the bare minimum


Honestly though, why? What's the advantage to mednafen over retroarch? Linux users tend to have a weird obsession with doing things the more difficult way for no particular reason aside from nerd cred, even when it offers no actual benefits.


Emulators that try to emulate multiple systems at once perform worse than just getting the best stand-alone emulator and it's not like they're any harder to install and setup.


bro typing shit in a terminal is really not that hard lol


i never noticed anything wrong with mednafen, and it's good for mapping to USB controllers


This, generally. Mednafen does have one useful use case though - netplay with Genesis games. Retroshit is just some clown trying to make people thank him for funneling emulation through his garbage.


>Retroshit is just some clown trying to make people thank him for funneling emulation through his garbage.
He's also driven away several developers from the scene with his stupidity.




>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>no linux client for roblox
this is why i run windows in a vm


Installing Steam is probably the most newbie friendly way to get games onto a linux system.

The second easiest method is Retropi on a raspberry Pi and play all the old school console games on a pi.


no amount of “convenience” is worth using steam


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same energy


ok? if you don’t think gaming on linux is possible beyond installing some fuckhuge spyware client, why are you even in this thread


Westoids don't know about my rutracker. It's actually full of games, both native linux and with preconfigured wine.
Fuck publishers, fuck capitalism.


That's an amazingly well constructed troll since projectors use generic video in of some kind, VGA HDMI etc so don't require drivers


hell yea
russian pirates are based


or torrminator


Don't you need to make an account to use that? That spooked me a bit.

Also the entire site's in russian and i couldn't be bothered to keep translating all that shit, even with the google web page translator.


>Don't you need to make an account to use that? That spooked me a bit
You do, sadly. And they block new registrations from time (like right now). But when it's allowed it's perfectly anonymous.
Yeah, it might take some time getting used to it for non-russian speakers, but it's worth it. It's one of oldest, largest, most reliable trackers there is. It's not a virus infested trash heap like pirate bay, for instance.


Just use Qbittorrent with the search extension, you never need to visit a torrent site again


You can just search "site:rutracker.org __" on your favorite engine instead of registering.


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I love piracy so much it's unreal


I love piracy so much I've started buying cheap imitations of expensive items irl.


Does it use a DHT crawler. I search over public dhtcrawler2 instances
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retroarch or just go native
unironically games that don't support linux aren't worth playing
even jap porn games are on linux now with nwjs
even game maker horror rpgs are on linux with easyrpg
said good buy to windows gaming and never looked back


except retroarch has everything in one place, and actual emulation is done by the same cores anyway
also, good luck getting up to date mednafen cores in your distro repo
alternative is snapshit or shitpak, so I'd rather not


>actual emulation is done by the same cores
Retroarch cores aren't the same as the stand-alone emulator they adapted for retroarch, no.


Ok, what's the difference between beetle psx and mednafen?

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