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Windows gaming on Solus Budgie Linux

by on Sep.11, 2017, under Techie, Video Games

I recently moved my main workstation over to using Solus Budgie. Well I’m loving it, but one issue I found was playing some of my Steam games that were Windows only. I installed and tried to use PlayOnLinux and Lutris to load Grim Dawn or EverQuest 2 and the WINE containers they built would never work and have different issues. So in the long-run I just used PlayOnLinux to install Steam and then from inside of that copy of Steam (ie the Mono WINE) I have been downloading/installing my Windows only games.

EverQuest 2 – I had to set it to Extreme Performance to make it play smooth, but it does play smooth.
Grim Dawn – I cranked the setting pretty much up to max (2K resolution; fullscreen) and that is also a great play.
…I’ll update this list with any other Windows-only games I try this way, but so far it looks like most/all will work.

NOTE: Not to bash on Lutris or PlayOnLinux as I think both are great, but limited by Windows-only games.

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Project Eternity!

by on Oct.13, 2012, under Video Games

Last thing is I actually pledged to a Kickstarter project for the first time. I think the concept of Kickstarter is great and I figure it would only be a matter of time till well know developers would come to the community and offer to make the games they love and they know so many people love if only the fans would essential “pre-pay.” I have read time and time again how so many great game ideas never see the light of day because the Publishers and/or financial backers of a studio won’t pay for the new and untried IP. Well it seems as though Obsidian Entertainment finally did exactly what I was waiting for with adding their own Kickstarter project of Project Eternity! Please if you love Fantasy-RPG back them and help reach their $3.5 Million goal (top end goal they have right now)! Personally I took the $25 for now, but might be kicking it up to the $65 for the free digital download plus a box version! I’m big into digital downloads for games (ie Steam!), but sometimes a box copy is still awesome 🙂 Will just have to see if I can ford the extra $40 or not…

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