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5 years 10 months ago #19970 by schmatzler
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Maybe, but given the fact that OpenSSL was broken for years and it is Open Source, there is nothing we can really do about these security issues. Software has grown quite complex and it doesn't matter where it comes from, someone *will* always exploit it.

The only way around this is not using any computers at all. :D

I use a combination of wine, wine-staging and wine-nine (which brings me native DirectX9 support on Linux).

It works very well. Wrote a little bit about that here:

schmatzler.de/en/2015/09/17/directx9-spi...ter-linux-geniessen/

I've played through Betrayer, like I mentioned there. Which is quite funny, because it would always crash on one level when I was using windows. It turns out, the game crashes if you have really low RAM. But: The level loaded just fine on Linux. Fuck you, MS! :P

I also enjoy the Batman: Arkham series (the first three games) on Linux or more recently, Tomb Raider: Guardian of Light.

Without staging and nine, game support is very limited, though.

Space. The final frontier.

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5 years 10 months ago #19971 by 7upMan
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I just read your article. God this is so complicated.

Can you play F2P titles like World of Tanks, War Thunder and MechWarrior: Online?

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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #19972 by schmatzler
Replied by schmatzler on topic Which OS are you using?
It isn't :P I just had to build everything from source, because that's Slackware.

I guess other distros have precompiled packages you just install and - done.

They should work as long as they're not using DX11.

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5 years 10 months ago #19973 by 7upMan
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They all offer a DX9 render path. The question is: how well do those games run? I dearly hope that with Steam OS, game devs will open up more toward Linux.

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5 years 10 months ago #19974 by schmatzler
Replied by schmatzler on topic Which OS are you using?
I don't know.

Games can be tested on appdb.winehq.org but those results are only for the pure wine. staging and nine are fairly new and not well spread yet.

In my opinion, if a DX9 game runs at all, it runs very well. But there may be problems with NVidia cards.

Space. The final frontier.

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5 years 10 months ago #19975 by 7upMan
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Thanks. Those games have either a Linux client (War Thunder) or run under Wine. Nice! :-)

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