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Old 09-17-2018, 01:04 PM   #31
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Wow !!

I'm very interested as i have to reboot to play Doom under win10.
Can someone tell me how you got steam running and slackware 32? 64? version ?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 09-17-2018, 01:44 PM   #32
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Wow !!
I'm very interested as i have to reboot to play Doom under win10.
Can someone tell me how you got steam running and slackware 32? 64? version ?
Thanks in advance
Just to be clear it is extremely easy to get Steam running in Slackware. It is pretty easy to get Wine Steam running in Slackware (even if you add Lutris to the mix) and you can have both on the same system. It is substantially more difficult to get Steam-Proton installed on Slackware due to both hardware and software requirements. It is truly a major breakthrough but at this early date requires considerable research and work on Slackware. You can start here and on the Steam site =====>>>

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Pro...3.7/PREREQS.md

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Old 09-17-2018, 02:23 PM   #33
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Just to be clear it is extremely easy to get Steam running in Slackware. It is pretty easy to get Wine Steam running in Slackware (even if you add Lutris to the mix) and you can have both on the same system. It is substantially more difficult to get Steam-Proton installed on Slackware due to both hardware and software requirements. It is truly a major breakthrough but at this early date requires considerable research and work on Slackware. You can start here and on the Steam site =====>>>

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Pro...3.7/PREREQS.md
Huh? Steam with Steamplay/proton works without a single issue on my slackware (current though). It worked out of the box. Also Doom runs 100+ FPS on my machine

AlienBob packaged steamclient, if you need it you can grab it here:
http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/pe...t/pkg/current/

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Old 09-17-2018, 02:31 PM   #34
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Huh? Steam with Steamplay/proton works without a single issue on my slackware (current though). It worked out of the box. Also Doom runs 100+ FPS on my machine

AlienBob packaged steamclient, if you need it you can grab it here:
http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/pe...t/pkg/current/

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Please no longer use 'taper', I replaced that ageing VM with a bare metal server two years ago because it can not withstand the load. Taper only serves as my backup for historical Slackware releases (http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware/).

Use this instead: https://slackware.nl/people/alien/sl...t/pkg/current/
 
Old 09-17-2018, 03:44 PM   #35
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Huh? Steam with Steamplay/proton works without a single issue on my slackware (current though). It worked out of the box. Also Doom runs 100+ FPS on my machine

AlienBob packaged steamclient, if you need it you can grab it here:
http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/pe...t/pkg/current/

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Great !!

32 bits version ??

Thanks !!
 
Old 09-17-2018, 04:21 PM   #36
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Just to be clear it is extremely easy to get Steam running in Slackware. It is pretty easy to get Wine Steam running in Slackware (even if you add Lutris to the mix) and you can have both on the same system. It is substantially more difficult to get Steam-Proton installed on Slackware due to both hardware and software requirements. It is truly a major breakthrough but at this early date requires considerable research and work on Slackware. You can start here and on the Steam site =====>>>

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Pro...3.7/PREREQS.md
Steam proton was way easier to get running than the Battle.net client, for instance. For Proton, all I needed to do on 14.2 is install python3 via the slackbuild, update my video card drivers, and I was in business. The longest part of the process was rebooting after I reinstalled the video card drivers.

So, no, Proton is way, way easier to set up than WINE with dxvk on 14.2. DXVK and regular WINE isn't hard, per se, but takes a bit of fiddling.

(For dxvk in WINE, you do need libvulkan, and WINE compiled against it...I cribbed Pat's build for current, applied the changes to it someone here figured out, and I was in business: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...it-4175635477/ WINE will need both 32-bit and 64-bit, unless you only use dxvk on 64-bit programs. Proton ships with libvulkan)
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:40 AM   #37
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Please no longer use 'taper', I replaced that ageing VM with a bare metal server two years ago because it can not withstand the load. Taper only serves as my backup for historical Slackware releases (http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware/).

Use this instead: https://slackware.nl/people/alien/sl...t/pkg/current/
Noted, cheers
 
Old 09-18-2018, 04:32 AM   #38
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Huh? Steam with Steamplay/proton works without a single issue on my slackware (current though). It worked out of the box. Also Doom runs 100+ FPS on my machine

AlienBob packaged steamclient, if you need it you can grab it here:
http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/pe...t/pkg/current/

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I have been looking at the software valve/steam requires which includes nvidia drivers not even listed as beta yet in the main GeForce search bot. Thanks to some thoughtful person here (cwizardone, iirc) I have the 396.54 driver installed but there are at least 4 other required items/versions not even in Current let alone 14.2. However this was from looking at Steam's website so tyvm for noting how workable Alien Bob's slackbuild is. I also read Alien Bob's recommendation for the correct location and, assuming it works on 14.2, I will give that a try and amend my statement accordingly.

My post wasn't meant to put anyone off on Proton... quite the opposite, so thanks again for noting that at the very least on Current it is not difficult to implement.

UPDATE #1 -
I just checked the link that alien Bob provided and it is exactly the same steam client I have had installed for a very long time. I also used Steam > Settings to opt into the beta program, upgraded LLVM and the nvidia driver as I mentioned. I haven't yet installed DXVK and it's dependencies but since this already involves (or at least involved for me on my 14.2 system) more work than WINE for now I still consider it just that, a bit more work. That said I am well aware that the benefit can hugely outweigh the cost and for some, already has.

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Old 09-18-2018, 05:57 AM   #39
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I have been looking at the software valve/steam requires which includes nvidia drivers not even listed as beta yet in the main GeForce search bot. Thanks to some thoughtful person here (cwizardone, iirc) I have the 396.54 driver installed but there are at least 4 other required items/versions not even in Current let alone 14.2. However this was from looking at Steam's website so tyvm for noting how workable Alien Bob's slackbuild is. I also read Alien Bob's recommendation for the correct location and, assuming it works on 14.2, I will give that a try and amend my statement accordingly.

My post wasn't meant to put anyone off on Proton... quite the opposite, so thanks again for noting that at the very least on Current it is not difficult to implement.

UPDATE #1 -
I just checked the link that alien Bob provided and it is exactly the same steam client I have had installed for a very long time. I also used Steam > Settings to opt into the beta program, upgraded LLVM and the nvidia driver as I mentioned. I haven't yet installed DXVK and it's dependencies but since this already involves (or at least involved for me on my 14.2 system) more work than WINE for now I still consider it just that, a bit more work. That said I am well aware that the benefit can hugely outweigh the cost and for some, already has.
I do not think you need to install DXVK or any dependencies. Steam does this for you (part of proton).

If my statement seemed strange or so, it was not meant in any bad way. I was just wondering why it didn't work for you.

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Old 09-18-2018, 08:25 AM   #40
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I do not think you need to install DXVK or any dependencies. Steam does this for you (part of proton).

If my statement seemed strange or so, it was not meant in any bad way. I was just wondering why it didn't work for you.

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No worries other than the Steam Client, even after opting into the Beta Program and providing the requirements noted above ( 2 or 3 including DXVK missing) does not even offer the 3 Proton versions under the beta selection drop-down menu. It most certainly hasn't installed Proton so I must be doing something wrong compared to how you are doing it. Perhaps the difference is some library/version in Current but not in 14.2 but I await your response before I guess that's the issue.
 
Old 09-18-2018, 08:55 AM   #41
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No worries other than the Steam Client, even after opting into the Beta Program and providing the requirements noted above ( 2 or 3 including DXVK missing) does not even offer the 3 Proton versions under the beta selection drop-down menu. It most certainly hasn't installed Proton so I must be doing something wrong compared to how you are doing it. Perhaps the difference is some library/version in Current but not in 14.2 but I await your response before I guess that's the issue.
Are you using Steam's runtimes or your own? in /usr/bin/steam, STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES should be 0. Then you don't have to do dxvk's dependencies (aside from nvidia drivers and python3, if you're on 14.2).

Versions of proton are under Steam, Settings, then Steam Play. Enable Steam play for all titles. It should restart, patch again, and then you should see them listed under the compatibility tool (and have access to all games under the Linux client.) I've only got 2 versions of proton at the moment. You shouldn't need to use the beta version of proton, if you don't need to. (And proton is now in the main line of Steam, so you don't even need to opt into the client beta, if you don't want.)
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:15 AM   #42
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My steam looks like this:

https://imgur.com/a/3lJEIt2

This is all you should need to play steam proton games. Like I said I installed nothing extra (python 3 is included on current) besides the newest nvidia driver (396.54).

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Old 09-18-2018, 12:45 PM   #43
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Many Thanks garpu and Melke. I saw a site that said it was added through Steam > Settings > Account and didn't mention a new category would be added for SteamPlay so thanks to you guys I overcame my hysterical blindness and now have proton. Sweet!
 
Old 09-18-2018, 01:44 PM   #44
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Many Thanks garpu and Melke. I saw a site that said it was added through Steam > Settings > Account and didn't mention a new category would be added for SteamPlay so thanks to you guys I overcame my hysterical blindness and now have proton. Sweet!
Yaaaay!
 
Old 09-18-2018, 07:36 PM   #45
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FYI for the 14.2 folks, it looks like Python 3 is now a requirement. None of my proton games start without it. :/
Thanks, This fixed it for me.
 
  


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