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I've recently seen plenty of Linux gamers get excited about DXVK and it is an interesting technology. However, you should remember that buying Windows games to play with it doesn't really help Linux gaming. "No Tux No Bux" is still the most reliable way to support the platform and make sure it develops on all levels.

@Samsai

I think we should port gaming as a whole. Restricting user library is not a good choice to do so.

Let's bring more and more users to Linux, this will bring more support, more driver, more developers and more statistics!

@danyspin97 Wine is a worthy tool and particularly helpful when someone is switching to Linux and wants to play some of the games they already have.

But if you as a Linux gamer buy a Windows game, how does that help the platform? You aren't giving devs an incentive to port their games, you are potentially denying money to porting houses that would port the game. When devs port their games they uncover bugs in drivers and libraries and help get those fixed, they bring their own tools to Linux.

@danyspin97 Basically, if I were to make a game on Linux and heard Windows dudes got it working through WSL, why should I bother actually making a Windows version when they seem happy to pay me for work I have totally not even done?

Now in reality I'd probably still make the port because Windows is bigger than Linux. But a Windows dev might actually think that way since they will only get that 2% extra purchases and if they already have like a quarter of that without doing work, why even work?

@Samsai

That's not the right thinking. Because if we suggest this kind of mindset, playing only Linux games, 97/100 gamers would stay on Windows. We should attract users, this will do all.

Wine is unpredictable and not all games work. Performance are always worse. So I don't see a reason to use it instead of native games.

I still think the real life changing is getting more and more users on Linux. The more users use it, the more projects, money and whatever there will be.

Danilo @danyspin97
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@Samsai

Plus, we should attract game developers. If they are interested in having a Linux version, they will help more than mere numbers.

At least imho.