I'm specifically looking for some popular multiplayer games with a free trial to try out my new system on.
Doom 2016: Nope
Overwatch: Nope Battlefield: Maybe Firefall: Nope WarFrame: ??? World of Warships: Maybe... with some crazy beta Wine stuff
EVE, Deus Ex, ARMA, Crysis???
I wish !
here's the Steam List for Linux :
Battlefield 3 & 4 works fine in a virtualized environment with gpu passthrough with the appropriate hardware, tested with virt-manager
Cool, I was gonna be disappointed if I spent 2 hours DLing something (BF4) that doesn't work.
I have a full version of Win7Ultimate on VirtualBox and Mint 18. Do I need a different VM application and/or a different Distro? I'm still learning a lot of the command-line Wine things.
Distro doesn't matter. I dunno about Virtualbox, i've only used virt-manager
1. What if I want safety and stability and features of linux, but I also want Windows for playing games and running Abobe stuff? 2. What if I have a dual core or quad core, but BF4 is optimized for 8 cores and I don't want to buy a new machine? 3. What if I need fast graphics with all the proprietary trimmings but I want a completely free and open source system because I want to take control over my own PC, instead of being a marionette for some big corporation and a bunch of hackers? THEN: 1. - You install the linux distro of your preference on your PC as the only operating system on bare metal. - You install virt-manager, and QEmu-kvm from your distro's trusted repos. - You start the virtualization service in terminal by typing as root "systemctl enable libvirtd.service", and check to make sure that it's running with "systemctl status libvirtd.service". - You reboot the machine. - You start virt-manager (shows up as "Virtual Machine Manager" in your application menu), and enter the root password to let it access system functionality). - You click "new virtual machine", select install from DVD, insert the Windows DVD of your choice, and install windows as you would normally. - Set set the virtual machine preferences to use the maximum system resources virt-manager allows you to (which would be all except about 500 MB of RAM if you have VT-d/AMD-Vi, and all-1 cores and all-a little GPU memory if you don't). - You set the network interface of the virtual machine to bridged. - If it runs too slow, you turn up the KSM a bit, probably not necessary at all. - You take a snapshot of the virtual machine for when it breaks. You can also set up an overlay file to restore data to the virtual machine to save space and have extra flexibility. - Enjoy Windows the way it should have been from the start, fast, secure, instant-repairable. 2. - You're already running Windows in a virtual machine in linux, so you're good to go for conning Windows into thinking it's running on an oc…
Yep... all in all 16 entries for Linux demos :(
About Wine though, it seems Mint18 does not have new enough Wine to do WoT or WOWS. What is supposed to work?
compile it from source.
That was one of my frustrations with the Mint community, but it is a solid Distro otherwise
Anything Half-Life, Alien: Isolation, Metro Redux, The Witcher 2, two of the Trine games, X-COM 1 and 2, Tomb Raider, Torchlight II, DiRT Showdown, GRID Autosport, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, ....
And those are just some of the better known games. I have 100+ titles for linux in my steam.
If you want some free GPU Pr0n online shooter style, the new Unreal Tournament can be run on linux as far as I know. But I haven't tried that yet.
There are a lot of games available. Just to name a few which I like: Civ V, TF2, CS:GO, War Thunder, Terraria, Factorio, Besiege, Saints Row: The Third, Saints Row 2 (Don't know how the port is, but there is an official Linux port).
I know its probably not deliberate, but you make it sound like there arent any games. About 90% of the games I play are on Linux.
Granted I dont play battlefield much anymore. It just so happens the games you picked dont have Linux versions. (except ARMA)
EVE works well through wine.
And as mentioned you can play some of these with GPU pass-through on a VM.
This is why I dont like recommending these distros some times. Does mint seriously not have 1.8.3? Fedora has Wine 1.9.12, this is one of those packages where newer is always better.
I believe its older than that, but don't quote me on it...
Guild Wars 2 works quite well using Wine. F2P account with limitations but still a fun game.
Yeah....The default packege is 1.6.x something....The same as ubuntu....That is why it is better to use playonlinux if possible on Mint/Ubuntu to get the most suitable version installed.
Yeah to clarify it's like
@noenken said, I am specifically looking for some GPU porn FPS or TPS to experiment with. I'm kinda broke until the end of the month so I was looking for F2P or trial stuff.
Warframe has always worked like me.
World of Warcraft works well.
Dark Souls 1 (Dark Souls 2 has some graphical issues, but it plays)
Look at Steam's Linux catalog, a ton to play on there. 2500+ games at this point.
Theres tonnes of amazing games on linux, but if it isn't CoD or Battlefeild no one seems to care.
Yeah. Deus Ex, Dota, League, CS, lots of mmo's and RTS'. If you aren't a retard about it and try to learn how to use wine then you can play anything you want. You have to work for it, but it only makes it more enjoyable.
How are you playing WarFrame? It looks really pretty and I want to give it a try.
Lol, just saw my typo, derp.
I haven't played it in a month: but I can always rely on the latest wine-staging to work. Wine-staging adds things like CSMT patches to help improve performance.
If not, Playonlinux and trying different wine versions is a great option.
World of Tanks works on Mint 17.3 using PlayOnLininux+Wine, as World of Warships is the same people that should work too.
Added Wine and PlayOnLinux PPAs and updated.
Wine 1.8 did not work. (Not sure how to get 1.8.4 specifically).
PlayOnLinux did not work with either 32bit or 64bit.