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Welcome!

This is the start of what should be a great thread! The Linux Gamer's Club!

CRITERIA: If you would like to join, simply post with the following information:
1. Linux distro being used
2. Main games played on Linux
3. Level of experience with Linux
4. Any questions you might have

PURPOSE: The main goal (at least in my mind) is to provide an outlet for newcomers to Linux to learn or get help on how to game.

MEMBERS: All the members in this group are willing to provide help and advice to anyone who might have questions. Playing your games on Linux has been getting easier lately, but there are still a few obstacles here and there. By having a diverse group of members on all Linux distros, hopefully we can find fixes for any problems people might run into.

OTHER: This is also a great way to find other Linux gamers who might play the games you play!

Feel free to send me a PM if you dont want to post a question in the thread! Please also realize this is a work in progress, and I will be constantly updating the OP with advice, gaming information, and other sources of Linux Gaming Knowledge!

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How does Dota 2 run for you, RedSunRises?
 

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It actually runs very decently to be honest. There are a few glitches here and there, but nothing that makes the game unplayable. And this is on an AMD A6-5400K APU. I am getting a GTX 650TI in a few days, and I have read that at this point in time, Nvidia GPUs have superior drivers on Linux for gaming. So I will try that out as well. All in all, Dota 2 is very playable, otherwise I would probably have kept my windows partition as that is the main game I play.

@PCmonky - Yes, I think having a group for Linux gamers is a great idea, hopefully we can get some people together to make an efficient and effective club!
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Wow, These days I don't game on anything other than Linux!

Good idea!
 

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Can I join? Sadly, L4D2 continues to be problematic in the performance department for me.
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I'm wondering why Steam doesn't have a Linux Doom3 port yet?
 

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We should make this thread into the Linux Gaming Club.
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Would love to have a linux gaming thread to refer to if issues pop up.

Haven't seen such a thread either.
Really? Threads on Linux gaming pop up every week. It's one of the most popular topics in this forum.
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I would be down for this as well =D

With Steam coming to Linux such an idea isn't too bad.
"coming"? Steam is already here.
 

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Really? Threads on Linux gaming pop up every week. It's one of the most popular topics in this forum.
Yus, let's make it official and keep it in one place. I'll be looking forward to that.
 

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Yus, let's make it official and keep it in one place. I'll be looking forward to that.
Agreed, it does seem to be a decent idea... Whether or not I am best suited to run the show is another matter however. I only recently switched to Linux, and haven't actually messed with too many games other than Dota 2.

So I am more than willing to organize this group. But I would also like to know who has a good amount of experience and knowledge on gaming on Linux, so that way this thread can be used to help people use Linux for gaming if they so choose!

Lets get this organized!
 

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If you can change the title (removing the question mark), why not this thread? I play all my games on Linux, sans the Mass Effect series, StarCraft 2 and Guild Wars 2. Soon CS:GO will arrive here aswell.
 

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If you can change the title (removing the question mark), why not this thread? I play all my games on Linux, sans the Mass Effect series, StarCraft 2 and Guild Wars 2. Soon CS:GO will arrive here aswell.
BOOM! I did as you suggested and bam, it almost looks official haha!

I guess when people join, the best info they could contribute is:
1. Which distro of Linux they are using
2. Experience level with Linux
3. Games that you currently play on Linux, or would like to play if possible

Now, what else am I missing? Feedback is much appreciated, so if at any time someone feels my ideas are less than stellar, set me right!
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i think add another number to the questions

4. Performance of your games in linux (fps, stuttering, lag)
 

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i think add another number to the questions

4. Performance of your games in linux (fps, stuttering, lag)
I agree, that is useful information... I do think that it will also depend on peoples hardware as well. So one persons fps / stuttering / lag could be hardware based and/or software based.

Focusing on the negative aspects people experience with games on Linux should be a big part of this thread / Club, because some people here may have fixes or a work-around that they can share for everyone's benefit! Thank you for the input! Any more suggestions?

I will update the OP in the morning (I am on Germany time) and include the suggestions I receive here!
 

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Well if this is a club, might as well add a members list!
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I might be interested in joining. How well will a 7970 and i3 do in Linux at 2560x1600? I'd be using kubuntu for reference if I do it.
 

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I might be interested in joining. How well will a 7970 and i3 do in Linux at 2560x1600? I'd be using kubuntu for reference if I do it.
I've heard problems with the 7000-series in Linux. Ubuntu-based distros are probably fine though.
 
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