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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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