Hello everyone. Just registered because the amount of knowledge and quality posts here is staggering! To be fair, i mainly came here to get some help with my months long journey of leaving windows. As many other people before me I’ve narrowed it down to gaming. More specifically Overwatch and Rocksmith 2014. Both are near and dear to my heart, are played daily and currently none optional for me. I’d add Reaper for Music Production as VST Plugin Support for Linux is sub-par.
My current setup is a dual-boot windows 10 with varying Linux Distros for fun. Since my spare time at the PC is split between Recording, Overwatch and Rocksmith, i spend 90% of my time on Windows.
I’ll try to make this short now.
Overwatch: I did get it working with wine a few weeks back, but lost around 50% performance. My 1050ti isn’t great as is, so loosing 50% in fps makes it unplayable. Yesterday i gave Lutris a go but couldn’t get it to work (Black Battle net with a graphics context error). I wasn’t able to compile DXVK yet but will try later today. All of this is a little confusing though.
Rocksmith: This relies on the fact that a USB-Audio Cable is present and recognized by the game. It needs to recognize a specific driver to work. Also, low latency access to the integrated Audio is required. The Game installs fine with wine but i can’t get the USB Adapter to pass through correctly.
So, if someone could give a really basic summary of Lutris plus DXVK (what to install first in what order) I’d be greatfull for that.
As a second Test scenario i’d like to give the VM+Looking Glass Combo a go. My i5 6500 has Intel Graphics 530 build in. I’m not sure wether this is good enough for a KDE Desktop, Tripple screen (1440p and 1080p) at 144Hz. Can anyone comment on wether the iGPU of the 6500 is sufficient to run KDE with full compositing at 1440p 144hz with two additional 1080p screen?
Also, is the 1050ti able to be used in the VM+Looking Glass Scenario?
Finally, i assume GPU Hotplugging isn’t a thing, so using the 1050ti in a VM would (without reboot) render it useless to Linux, correct?
If you have any other resources i should look at, i’d be happy to do so. I’m not new to Linux and am a System Admin by profession. I have just no clue when it comes to all the gaming stuff on Linux. Most of my time is spend in SSH Sessions keeping Web- and Database Servers running…
If you need any more info, i’m happy to provide that.