For those out there that have switched to Linux/FOSS for their primary OS and are gamers. How do you let go? I’m struggling to just admit that I won’t be playing the latest and greatest straight away but is there any mechanisms you have used to just not go back to windows? Should I pick up another hobby?
@zidanerick As a coder I do most of my work in Linux. Spending most of my time working with it made it easier to adopt games that support it.
Since Steam came to Linux there has been a growing number of great titles popping up. Even though I do miss some games I'm much more content with the selection I have to choose from these days.
It can be a little like giving up an addiction, or trading one for another, but if you are invested enough in Linux you can adjust to the changes over time.
@zidanerick I play mostly indie games now because
1) They are usually more innovative than AAA game
2) Most of them run natively on Linux.
Plus, thanks to Steam Play aka Proton, more and more Windows games now run on Linux.
@utf8equalsX It's based in WINE, but extends it in some ways. It's more comparable to PlayOnLinux.
itch.io seems a bit too indie for me. None of the games I like and just searched for are on it.
If I'm gonna play proprietary games, I might as well do it in a proprietary client.
And Steam has done a lot for Linux gaming lately. We Linux gamers wouldn't be where we are without it.
@utf8equalsX For people who want to play proprietary games but don't want to run a proprietary client with built-in DRM to play them, I'd recommend the Humble Store. They have a massive selection of really good games and you can download them DRM-free if their developer / publisher allows it.
Or GOG if you are more of a retro gamer.
@zidanerick "latest and greatest" isn't a thing. very few of the games released this year will stand the test of time, while there's a great wealth of much better games from the past couple decades you probably missed the first time around.
I'm using linux for daily basis. And I'm still using windows to do tax report. Because goverment here only provide tax application for windows.
@zidanerick Look up Lutris. Many Windows games can run through it. I sometimes play D3 with Lutris, but the performance on Windows is smoother, so I sometimes reboot on Windows just for that.
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